Tunstall PC is currently exploring the possibility of purchasing a second SID. Tunstall is an exceptionally large village by area, and we realise that one SID is probably not enough for the whole location. However, not only is funding a barrier but we will also need more volunteers to help move it and replace the battery every couple of weeks. Could you help out? Ideally, we would like the second SID to be dedicated to the Common and Snape Maltings areas of Tunstall so a volunteer from ether of those locations would be perfect. If you would like to volunteer just give the Clerk a ring on 01394 411405.
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Traditionally, December is a time which strikes fear into the hearts of many Tunstall residents, who hide behind the curtains as a band of carollers roam around the village to sing, (or bark, in some cases), the same four songs over and over. Since March, we have been waiting like cats on hot bricks to hear the rules about carol singing and the gods are smiling on us: you will be delighted to know that we can entertain you again outside. With no indoor singing permitted this year except performance, it might be the only chance most of us get to sing collectively.
At the November meeting TPC welcomed Patricia Bessey as a new Co-opted Councillor. Patricia was one of three candidates which is an excellent turnout, and we are only disappointed that we could not co-opted them all ☹. We wish Patricia all the very best as a Councillor and look forward to steering her through her journey as a Councillor.
At its January meeting (13th 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.
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At the June meeting of TPC Cllr. Katherine Barton volunteered to step up to the position as Vice-Chair of the Council. This is not a statutory position, but it does mean that Katherine is prepared to step up to the Chair’s role if for any reason Cllr. Smith is unavailable. Thank you, Katherine
As from 4th July 2020,the Play Equipment on the Recreation Ground will be re-open.
HOWEVER, THE EQUIPMENT IS NOT REGULARLY CLEANED, AND ACCESS IS NOT MANAGED IN ANY WAY
Therefore, we strongly recommend all users follow these guidelines to help protect everyone from Covid-19:
Looking for something the kids can do for VE Day? Why not open this 'Card, Poster and Tea-Bag Holder' and have fun making them?
The Parish Council Accounts for the year 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020 have now been fully audited (by Mr Trevor Brown CPFA) and are ready for inspection by residents at a mutually convenient time, once the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. You can also see all key documents on the Parish Web Site at https://tunstall.suffolk.cloud/parish-council/accounts/