Remote meeting legislation, introduced in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, expired on 7 May 2021. Parish Council meetings are now face to face in the village hall. A risk assessment has been carried out and measures taken to ensure the safety of all those attending Parish Council meetings. Click here to read the risk assessment for face-to-face Parish Council meetings. Everyone attending Parish Council meetings is encouraged to take a lateral flow COVID-19 test before a meeting to help further reduce the risk of transmission. Test kits to use at home are freely available from pharmacies.
Anyone not wishing to attend Parish Council meetings can contact the Clerk or Councillors before a meeting to submit questions, comments or concerns.
These Ordinary meetings usually start at 7.30pm and last around two hours.
Notice of all meetings with an agenda are published on the noticeboard at The Splash and online in the folder at the bottom of this page.
Kersey residents are welcomed and encouraged to attend meetings and can ask questions or bring matters to the attention of the Council in the public forum, 'Parish Time'. Questions and comments can also be given to Councillors or the Clerk before the meeting. The Parish Council particularly appreciates planning applicants fully engaging with the planning process and welcomes them to attend the meeting where their application is to be discussed by the Parish Council.
Extraordinary Parish Council meetings are called as and when necessary, particularly if a response to a planning application is required by Babergh District Council before the next ordinary meeting. These meetings are usual quite short, just to consider planning applications and any other urgent matters. Notice of the meeting with an agenda are published on the noticeboard and online as usual.
As the Parish Council is a statutory consultee, all planning applications for Kersey are sent to us by Babergh District Council for comments. The Parish Council is responsible for the approval and monitoring of Parish Council expenditure and setting the precept. The Parish Council is also involved in highways, community safety, and rights of way.
Our ordinary meetings are regularly attended by:
Minutes of Parish Council meetings can be seen online, see folders below. A hard copy can be obtained from the Clerk upon request. A Parish Council report is also published in the Kersey Newsletter.
Click on the folders below to see the minutes for each year