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Formed by Parish Councils --- Run for Parish Councils --- Delivering to Parish Councils

Suffolk Association of Local Councils (SALC) is a not for profit membership organisation, representing, training and advising parish and town councils of Suffolk, who form the grass roots tier of local government in England. Put simply, we are our members.

We offer members a resource of vital, operational information and facilitate communication at all levels of the parish network - district, county, regional and national.

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What you think of pharmacy services in the county

What you think of pharmacy services in the county

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:47 by Laura Sampson

Your chance to let Public Health Suffolk know what you think of pharmacy services in the county

A consultation has been launched to help shape the future of pharmacy services across Suffolk.

The questionnaire has been opened to enable Suffolk residents to provide feedback on pharmacy services across the county.

The views, experiences and opinions of respondents will be fed into a wider piece of work that is looking at the health needs of Suffolk, the level of accessibility of pharmacy services and how these will be maintained and developed moving forward. More »

Cllr Tony Goldson, Suffolk County Council's Cabinet Member for Health and Chairman of Suffolk Health and Wellbeing Board, said: "Pharmacies play an important role in our communities, therefore I strongly encourage everyone to complete this survey.

"Your views are instrumental in developing our pharmacy services in the future."

The survey can be accessed on www.healthysuffolk.org.uk and the closing date is Friday 31 March 2017. Hard copies of the questionnaire can be requested by emailing healthandwellbeing@suffolk.gov.uk or by telephoning 01473 260079. » Less

NALC Star Council Awards 2017

NALC Star Council Awards 2017

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:43 by Laura Sampson

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) announced on 17 March 2017 that it will once again be running an awards programme this year, as part of its work to recognise the achievements of the local (parish and town) council sector.

The NALC Star Councils awards will celebrate the individual achievements of local councillors, council officers and council workers as well as of local councils and County Associations as a whole. Specific projects will also be recognised with separate award categories. More »

NALC's Star Councils awards have some prizes up for grabs for the lucky winners. All winners will have the honour of collecting their prizes at an awards ceremony later this year. For further information click here » Less

Archaeology Training

Archaeology Training

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:56 by Laura Sampson

Free to Suffolk Preservation Society Members

Haughley Park Barn Tuesday May 9 2017, 9.45am – 1pm

Suffolk has a rich archaeological heritage, a physical record of our past, with many treasures discovered but much yet to be revealed. Archaeology is a material consideration in the planning process and legislation and policy have evolved to achieve a balance between the rights of the landowner and the potential damage to important historical resources. Therefore it is important for local councils and other stakeholders with an interest in our historic environment to understand the role of archaeology in the planning process. More »

Dr Richard Hoggett is a heritage consultant with over twenty years' experience in the academic, commercial & local authority heritage sectors. Until 2016 he was a Senior Archaeological Officer with the Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service where he managed the Suffolk Historic Environment Record & provided specialist archaeological advice to Local Planning Authorities, developers & landowners. He will introduce us to the topic of archaeology and planning in Suffolk and give an outline of the planning process and how to frame an effective response to applications that have an archaeological dimension.

Coffee on arrival

10.00 Welcome & introduction - Fiona Cairns, Director

10.10 Understanding the Historic Environment – Richard Hoggett

What is archaeology?

Sources of evidence

Designated & Non-designated Heritage Assets

11.15 Q's & A's

11.30 Coffee

11.45 The Archaeological Planning Process

The National Planning Policy Framework

Local Plans & Neighbourhood Plans

Planning consultations

Planning Conditions

Archaeological fieldwork & mitigation

12.30 Q's & A's

12.50 Closing comments

13.00 Event ends

The event is free to members of the SPS/CPRE or £40 per council (Maximum of two delegates)

For further information contact Linda Cockburn, Office Manager at sps@suffolksociety.org

Tel: 01787 247179 » Less