isAny queries re Parish Council, or requests for Parish Council minutes prior to 2006, should be directed to the Parish Clerk, Caroline Emeny,
Tel: 01986 798422, Email: email@example.com
Because 2019 is an election year, all Councillors must stand for re-election. If you have what it takes to be a Parish Councillor, please contact the Parish Clerk to discuss and access to nomination papers which you must now deliver by hand to Mid Suffolk's Head Office in Ipswich.
The following links may also be helpful:
Electoral Commission Rules & regulations and forms: https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/candidate-or-agent/local-elections-in-england
Become a councillor: https://beacouncillor.co.uk/
Approved meeting minutes are available on this website following approval at the next meeting, on the Parish Noticeboard or by request to the Parish Clerk. Draft minutes are issued in the first instance.
District Councillor, County Councillor and Police reports are published within one week of the meeting if received by the Clerk.
All meetings are held at Occold Village Hall commencing at 8pm (unless otherwise stated on the Agenda). Dates for future meetings are as advertised in the Meeting Calendar or as listed on the Minutes & Reports for the current year. The next meeting of the Parish Council will take place on Monday 13th May 2019.
Members of the Public are very welcome and are encouraged to attend - you may take part in discussion at the discretion of the Chairman.
This will be preceded that evening by the Annual Meeting of the Parish at 7.30pm which everyone is welcome to attend. It is not a Parish Council Meeting but your opportunity to hear about what's been happening in and around Occold and to air your views and opinions which are very important. Reports will be presented by the various clubs and societies within the village. There will be a large blown up map of Occold showing all the houses - the aim is to put an approximate built date on each house in Occold. This will enable everyone to visualise the growth over the past decades and might give us an insight into the future! Come along and date your house! Refreshments will also be available. The agenda is available here.
Roles & Responsibilities of the Parish Council
All Occold residents are invited and encouraged to attend the meetings, with a Public Forum set aside during each meeting. The Parish Council meetings start at 8.00pm and normally finish by 10.00pm. The draft minutes of Occold Parish Council Meetings and Committee Meetings are uploaded onto this website within 4 weeks of the meeting being held and are also published on the Parish Notice Board.
Roles undertaken by Councillors
Councillor Cripps is the Chair of Occold Parish Council, with Cllr Chittock the Vice-Chair.
Councillor Alison Davenport-Jones is the Representative on the Occold and District Community Centre.
Councillors Chittock, Grange & Hull are the Parish Council's authorised signatories.
Janet Brown and Mark Underwood are the Parish Council appointed Footpath Wardens.
There is not currently a Parish Council appointed Tree Warden.
Contact numbers for Parish Councillors are listed under their individual profile.