Capel St. Mary Parish Council Update

An update from the councillors at Capel St Mary's Parish Council

Report from the parish council meeting held on Monday 8 February.

Present were Cllrs Bishop, Bonfield, Cowgill, Dimond, Fenn, Harris, Hole, Matthews, O’Galligan, Rogers (chairman), Ross, Thomas, Weaver, County Councillor Jones, District Councillor Carpendale and Julie Lawes (clerk).

The parish council recommended approval to Babergh District Council for planning application: 10 Mowlands – Erection of first floor extension on footprint of existing single-storey element of dwelling and internal alterations.

Persimmon Homes negotiations are now complete for the site off Little Tufts, Longfield Road with the land transfer due to be complete in the next two-three weeks. A final section of the archaeological dig is to take place with construction work due to commence at the beginning of March.

The Annual Parish Meeting is to take place on Wednesday 24 March by Zoom and will commence at 7.30pm. This is a meeting at which all residents are invited to hear reports from your Parish Council Chairman, County Councillor Gordon Jones and District Councillor Sue Carpendale.

A new dog bin is to be installed on the footpath running between Saxon Meadow and Days Green. The parish council has granted funds towards the cleaning of the outdoor play equipment at the shops and the playing field to CCT to help with safe and continued use.

Accounts were approved and presented for signing.

Julie Lawes

The next meeting of Capel St Mary Parish Council will be a virtual meeting via Zoom on Monday 8 March. There is an open session at each meeting when members of the public may speak.

The actual minutes of the meeting are available for viewing at the parish council office at 27a The Street, Capel St Mary, which is open on Tuesdays from 10am to noon and from 1-3pm on Fridays.

The parish clerk can be contacted on 01473 314103 during these times. An answerphone operates outside these hours and messages are picked up every day. Alternatively, contact can be made by email to:

Get To Know Your Parish Councillors

Councillor Derek O’Galligan

Where were you born? Dublin, Ireland.

How long have you lived in the village? 20 years.

How long have you been a Parish Councillor? One year.

What made you want to become a Parish Councillor?
I think Capel is a great place to live and I want to help to shape that community for the future.

What do you like most about Capel St Mary? The strong sense of community.

What changes, if any, would you like to see within the village?

I would like to see people keeping a sense of perspective, keeping a sense of humour and, most of all, keeping being kind to one another.

What is your job? Managing Director at the UK branch of an international
container shipping company.

What are your interests or hobbies? Golf, travel and experiencing the world, reading

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