We have an update from Great Blakenham Parish Council Chairman Steve Plume:
As I write, it is unclear how our next few meetings will be held. Due to the pandemic, recent meetings have been held by Zoom. However, it is unclear whether this will be permitted by the government after early May so we may be returning to face-to-face meetings.
No matter how meetings are run, details of dates and how residents can participate will be on the agenda, which is displayed on the council noticeboards (outside the Parish Room, outside Budgens, outside Jack Brand’s and on Masons Drive) and our website and social media (details below). Everyone is welcome at council meetings no matter how they are held and there is a 15-minute public forum where you can ask questions or raise issues related to the work of the parish council.
We continue to work with the landowner to arrange a long-term solution which would give security to plotholders but, unfortunately, there is no further news as I write. In the circumstances, the plots will remain free of charge.
Residents should all have received a leaflet about the Valley Ridge development and an invitation to join an online briefing session. If you missed it or didn’t receive a leaflet, the presentation is available on the Valley Ridge website: www.valleyridge.site
The developers have yet to submit a planning application. Once this happens, we will hold a parish council meeting to discuss it and give residents a chance to put forward their views.
We still have vacancies for councillors. If you would like to find out more, please join the next meeting to see what it’s all about or contact the clerk. Having more councillors means the council is in a position to take on more projects, so please give it serious consideration.
Thank you for reading this and for your interest in the work of your parish council.
Great Blakenham Parish Council Chairman Steve Plume
Parish Clerk Janet Gobey
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