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Laxfield Parish Council usually meets on the second Monday of the month in the Guildhall at 7.30pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend and have the opportunity of raising an issue for discussion.

The public are also invited to submit any item they wish to raise during the Open Forum prior to the meeting directly with the Parish Clerk.  This should be done through email or telephone (contact details as below).

Last Parish Council meeting 12 February 2024  CLICK HERE FOR DRAFT MINUTES

Parish Council meeting 8 January 2024  CLICK HERE FOR MINUTES

Parish Council meeting 13 November 2023  CLICK HERE FOR MINUTES

Parish Council meeting 9 October 2023  CLICK HERE FOR MINUTES

Last Annual Parish Meeting (APM) 22 May 2023  CLICK HERE FOR DRAFT MINUTES

Last Annual Parish Council meeting (APCM) 22 May 2023  CLICK HERE FOR MINUTES  

Parish Council full meetings 2024, unless otherwise notified: 

8 January 2024
12 February 2024
11 March 2024
8 April 2024 
20 May 2024 [Parish Council meeting (Annual) plus APM]
10 June 2024
8 July 2024
9 September 2024
14 October 2024
11 November 2024


Laxfield Annual Parish Meeting – held on Monday 22 May 2023 in Laxfield Village Hall.

The annual Parish meeting for 2023 was held on 22nd May in the Village Hall. As last year, various reports were compiled into a properly bound 24 page booklet. Please click the link below to see a pdf of this PC Report. Also below are links to the Draft Minutes and other Council reports.

Click here to see the Annual Parish Meeting 2023 Report

Click here to see the APM Draft Minutes

Click here to see the SCC Annual Report 2022-2023


Laxfield Annual Parish Meeting – held on Monday 9 May 2022 in Laxfield Village Hall.

The annual Parish meeting for 2022 was held on 9th May in the Village Hall. As last year, various reports were compiled into a properly bound 28 page booklet. Please click the link below to see a pdf of this PC Report. Also below are links to the Minutes and other Council reports.

Click here to see the Annual Parish Meeting 2022 Report

Click here to see the APM Minutes

Click here to see the MSDC Annual Report 2021-2022

Click here to see the SCC Annual Report 2021-2022


Laxfield Annual Parish Meeting – held on Monday 24 May 2021 in Laxfield Village Hall.

The annual Parish meeting was Laxfield’s first foray back into physical meetings. It was appreciated that some people may not have felt ready to attend in person and therefore zoom was available for members of the public to attend.

The various reports were also compiled into a booklet which will be distributed to all households in the parish.

Click here to see the APM booklet online


Laxfield Quiet Lanes

Quiet Lane signLaxfield Parish Council is committed to improving our village.

During development of Laxfield’s Neighbourhood Plan last year many villagers identified road safety as a priority for the village. Laxfield Parish Council is now exploring opportunities to designate certain rural lanes in the village as “Quiet Lanes” as part of a county-wide project. We feel that this would be of real benefit to the village and those who visit.

As part of the formal public consultation process, proposals were discussed at an Open Forum (held remotely via Zoom) on 12 April 2021.

For more info and situation updates click here to go to the Quiet Lanes page on this website.


Parish clerk  

Karen Gregory

Hill Farm Barn, Badingham, Suffolk IP13 8JL

Tel: 07719 988668

email:  laxfieldparishclerk@gmail.com


The role of the parish council

Laxfield Parish Council is made up of 9 councillors. There are ten full meetings during the year (no meeting in August and December), held on the second Monday in the month. Additional Extraordinary Meetings may be held to deal with a specific item of urgent business if agreed by the Chair and Vice-Chair. The Finance Committee meets every December.

All members of the public and press are welcome to attend all meetings of the Council and its committees and sub-committees. The members of the Parish Council elect a Chair, whose role is to ensure a fair and adequate hearing of the views present and at the same time to restrict the discussion to consideration of the business in hand.

The Parish Council acts strictly within statutory boundaries and strives at all times to retain public confidence.

The Annual Parish Meeting is organised by the Parish Council and chaired by its Chair. It is always held in May and exists to allow all parishioners to attend and ask any questions or bring up any matters relating to the village.

Committees & representatives

Planning Committee  (4 members)

S Innes (Chair)
D Alchin
D Martindale
R Sutton

Grounds Committee (3 members)

S Sutton   (Chair)
L Sharman
O Hackett

Finance Committee (3 members)

D Martindale   (Chair)
L Sharman
R Sutton

Representatives

Village Hall: 

D Martindale
O Hackett

Smith & Ward Charity:

L Sharman

Relief in Need Charity: 

D Alchin

Laxfield & District Museum:

L Sharman

SALC & County Area Committees:

D Alchin

Council members:

Chair: S Innes

D Alchin
S Clarke
S Ellis
O Hackett
D Martindale 
L Sharman
R Sutton
S Sutton


Contact Laxfield Parish Council:  click here to email Laxfield Parish Clerk