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We've taken the decision to close the children's play area. This is with immediate effect and it will remain closed until further notice. The decision is in line with updated government guidance and reflects the need for us to do what we can to encourage greater social isolation in light of the spread of the coronavirus.
BC&S Parish Council April 2020



Your Parish Council wants to make sure we are caring for vulnerable people within the community, especially those who might need help in a time of emergency. Given COVID 19, this now appears to be more relevant than ever before.

If you feel vulnerable and might need more support, please contact

Nicola, the Parish Clerk on 01842 337 488

or phone a parish councillor (see below) 

Your Parish Councillors

Below is a list of your Parish Councillors and their contact details. Your first point of contact with the Council will normally be the Clerk. However, residents should feel free to contact councillors directly on matters concerning the parish.

David Staff Chairman 01284 828578
Tony Langan Vice-Chairman 01284 386125
Colin Walters Councillor 01284 828565
Mike Grimmer Councillor 01284 827322
Andrew Veal Councillor 01284 828842
Clive Mears Councillor 01284 827462
Colin Walters Councillor 01284 828565
Nicola Glading clerk


The clerk works 5 hours per week and emails will be answered as

soon as possible: if your question is urgent please phone 

01842 337488

The Parish Council 

Cllrs David Staff and Clive Mears are the Council's representatives on the Stanningfield Community Association.
Cllr Anthony Langan is the Council's representative with the Suffolk Association of Local Councils.
Cllr Colin Walters takes the lead on local rights of way.

Parish Council meetings take place at Stanningfield Village Hall and start at 7.30pm.

All are very welcome to attend; if you want to speak on a particular subject that is on the Agenda, please let the clerk know in advance. The agendas will be published on the Noticeboards and on the Parish Council website, three days prior to the meeting.

Meeting dates for 2020 From March: to be confirmed due to Coronavirus emergency and Government restrictions on meetings

Monday 20th January 2020

Monday 23rd  March 2020 (emeeting)

Monday 18th May 2020 (emeeting) (Guidance awaiting from NALC re format of Annual Parish Meeting followed by Annual Parish Council Meeting and first full Council meeting)

August TBA

November TBA

If an urgent matter needs to be put before the Councillors, the Chairman may call an Extraordinary Meeting; agendas for such meetings will be published seven days in advance on the Noticeboards and website.

Register of Interests

In accordance with the Localism Act 2011 ss 26 to 37, Bradfield Combust with Stanningfield Parish Council at its meeting on 9th July 2012, adopted the Suffolk Local Code of Conduct which you can access by clicking on the link to the side of this article.

In accordance with the Localism Act 2011. all Parish Councillors have submitted their Register of Members' Interests with St. Edmundsbury Borough Council. Each councillor's declaration can be viewed on West Suffolk Council's website.


Warning of potential scam calls: The Neighbourhood Watch coordinator has reported to the clerk that:

" There have been numerous reports of a cold caller(s) telephoning (from different numbers) local residents claiming to represent some sort of security company though it is unclear what the caller’s intentions are" 


 Message from Councillor Soons

Home to School Transport appeals - residents Thingoe South, 20 villages South of BSE.https://www.suffolkonboard.com/schoo…/review-appeal-process/ 

Many parents in my division (20 villages South BSE) have contacted me to help them make representations in their appeal hearings. A family that I have helped this week have been successful in their appeal on - exceptional circumstances. Their child will be receiving free school transport for the coming year to their senior school. If you live in one of my villages of: Barrow, Denham, Westley, Little & Gt Saxham, Chevington, Chedburgh, Rede, Horringer, Whepstead, Hawstead, Nowton, Little & Gt Whelnetham, Rougham, Rushbrooke, Blackthorpe, Bradfield St Clare, Bradfield St George & Bradfield Combust Please email me karen.soons@suffolk.gov.uk with details and I will do whatever I can to help. If you already have a date for an appeal hearing please include it prominently in your email.

The objectives of the Parish Council are to:

  1. represent the whole community
  2. communicate and engage the community in supporting and developing village initiatives
  3. promote a caring spirit amongst the villages of Bradfield Combust and Stanningfield
  4. ensure National and Local Government changes affecting the Parish are understood and acted upon

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