Barham Parish Council

The next parish council meeting is on Monday 1 March at 7pm. If we are still in lockdown/Tier 4, the meeting will be held via Zoom. Please check the agenda in the last week of February for further information.

DK9 Security for Barham
The parish council is delighted to announce that DK9 Security has commencedsecurity patrols within the village. The patrols take place seven days a week(but not on bank holidays, Christmas Day or Boxing Day) from 6pm to midnightand are carried out by a DK9 security guard, patrol car and a guard dog.

If you suspect anything suspicious, please telephone the DK9 central control room on 07912 109335 during the above times and a security guard will be at the scene within five minutes.

DK9 Security have many years’ experience in providing high quality dog handlers and static guards throughout East Anglia, North London and the South East of England. The officers are highly trained in the use of firearms and the tracking dogs are widely used for searches in local schools and colleges, construction sites, events and rural areas. For further information visit:

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
In October, the parish council received a CIL payment of £537.34 which wasused towards the purchase of the Vehicle Activated Speed (VAS) sign for useon Norwich Road. SCC John Field has offered funding towards the sign.

The parish council is also in the process of applying for a second VAS sign for the opposite end of Norwich Road which SCC John Field, MSDC Tim Passmore and John Whitehead have offered to help fund.

Land at Kirby Rise – Proposed Play Area
Barham Parish Council has received Section 106 funding from Mid SuffolkDistrict Council to be spent on play and sports equipment and we would liketo put it to good use.

As you are no doubt aware, Barham does not currently have any recreation space within the village but instead shares the recreation ground facilities in Claydon.

It has been brought to the attention of the parish council that an area of land at Kirby Rise is currently owned by Mid Suffolk’s Housing Revenue Account. We feel that this area of land might be an appropriate site for a small play area which would benefit the community. The MSDC funding would be enough to purchase at least four small pieces of play equipment.

The parish council sent out a questionnaire to the residents of Kirby Rise to measure the level of interest for the proposed play area. If you did not receive a questionnaire and would like to offer your comments, please contact the clerk.

Thank you to those who have returned the questionnaire.

Claydon & Barham Good Neighbour Scheme
Barham Parish Council are delighted to support the Good Neighbour Scheme.

Parish Clerk Melanie Thurston

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