Notes of meeting 15th June 2023
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We welcomed Cllr. Andrew Mellen, Leader of the Green Party, Mid Suffolk District Council who started with a general introduction some of the early aspirations and direction of travel following a change in leadership.  There was lots of time for questions as Andy was very much in listening mode and keen to hear from parishes represented at the forum.   Discussions were far reaching - planning, infrastructure projects, protection of village greens, environment and climate.  

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    Information exchange
    There was a discussion around neighbourhood development plans (NDP) and the sharing of information and approach amongst attendees including some alternatives to a NDP and effectiveness.    In addition there was a query on protecting village greens being damaged due to location abutting the highway.

  • SALC update
    Councillors encouraged to keep up to date via the weekly SALC bulletins sent through to clerks.  Include a lot of updates on national issues and recent opportunities  - use this link to view the NALC newsfeed. 

    Other points to note were:
    1. the new Councillor Development Pathway published recently - use this link to view
    2. the SALC AGM being held on 19th July - use this link to view details
    3. SALC conference planned for November 2023 more to come!
    4. SALC had met with Minister Bowie and had raised numerous issues including professional support, funding and requested an extension for the community benefits consultation, which was granted.  Link to details  which includes a response by NALC mentioning Suffolk.
    5. Suffolk Community Awards 2023 launch - link to information.

  • Use this link to access the recording of the Babergh District Council area forum which included a presentation from Babergh/Mid Suffolk on a new cultural strategy for both districts.

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