At its January meeting (8th January) TPC will be setting the Precept. This is the amount of money we request from ESC and they collect it via your Council Tax. Each year we try to keep the precept to a reasonable level and only request small increases. However, ‘you can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs’ as they say, and if you know if a project that TPC should be investing in next year please let us know, as this may make a difference to the precept amount requested.
Do you have a few spare hours in the daytime? The Tunstall Speed Watch Group are looking for a couple of additional volunteers. The group, who are all fully authorised and trained by Suffolk Constabulary, have access to a Speed Gun and other equipment for 2 weeks in every 10.
This year’s Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Wednesday 8th May, 6.00pm in the Community Centre Committee Room. The APM is not a Parish Council meeting; it is a meeting of the Parish where parishioners are invited to get together to hear how key village organisations are doing, hear reports from District and County Councillors and also put forward ideas for village projects.
Every four years Parish Councillors are required to stand down and then, if they wish, stand for re-election. The past four-year tenure is almost up and during March, April and May 2019 the election process will be followed. Nomination papers will be available from late February/early March and can be obtained from your local Parish Clerk (see below). These have to be hand delivered to East Suffolk DC (the offices opposite Melton Station) by 4.00pm on 3rd April; no posting, faxing or e-mailing is permitted.
You are invited to take part in the First Annual Tunstall Litter Pick. We will be turning on the ‘Womble style’ on Saturday 23rd March, starting from the Community Centre Car Park at 1.00pm. Please bring gloves and wear very bright clothing (preferably hi-vis). Bags and picking sticks will be provided.
Tunstall Parish Council will be holding an extra meeting on Monday 17th December, 6.00pm in the Community Hall Committee Room, to discuss a Planning Application. The agenda's will be up on 11th December. ALl welcome
There have been some recent changes to Suffolk Constabulary; you can read all about there here.
A Rounders and Picnic event is planned for Saturday 25th August, 2.00pm at the Recreation Ground. We look forward to seeing you all there.
Mr and Mrs Hazelton have notified both Tunstall Parish Council and Suffolk Coastal District Council that the Green Man Inn is now on the market. The sale details can be found here.