In May 2015, 7 residents stood at the Parish Council Election for the 7 vacancies to form the Assington Parish Council for a period of 4 years.
The Councillors, who undertake their duties voluntarily, are supported by the Parish Clerk.
|Chairman||Simon Thorogood||01787 227400
|Bronwen Stacey||01787 210354
|Parish Clerk||Jane Hatton email||01787 468634
Code of Conduct
In accordance to the Localism Act 2011 ss 26 to 37, Assington Parish Council at its meeting on 28th July 2014 adopted the Suffolk Local Code of Conduct. You can view a copy of the Councillors' Register of Interests HERE or Babergh District Council's.
Parish Council meetings are normally held on the last Monday of alternate months starting in January. All Assington residents are invited and encouraged to attend the meetings, with a Public Forum at the start of each meeting. The Parish Council meetings are held in Assington Village Hall, start at 7.30pm and normally finish by 9pm. The draft minutes of Assington Parish Council meetings are published on this website within 2 weeks of the meeting being held and Notes from the meeting are published in the Assington Magazine.
General Power of Competence
Assington Parish Council adopted the General Power of Competence at its meeting on the 18th May 2015.
Roles of Councillors
Councillors Betts, Stacey and Symons are the appointed members of the HR Committee.
Councillors King, Symonds and Wallace are the appointed members of the Standards Committee.
Councillor Symons is APC's representative on Assington Village Charity. Councillors Wallace and Stacey are APC's representatives to the Suffolk Association of Local Councils.
Councillors King and Symonds review planning applications with residents ahead of the APC meeting to review the application.
Contacting the Parish Clerk
The Parish Clerk can be contacted at any reasonable time during the day or evening, Monday to Friday, Bank Holidays excepted.
Contacting Babergh District and Suffolk County Councillors
Assington is represented by Jennie Jenkins at Babergh District Council and James Finch at Suffolk County Council. Contact details are as follows
|Jennie Jenkins||The Paddocks
32 Heycroft WayNayland
|01206 262799 (Home) 07767 254556 (Mobile)email@example.com|
| Rose Cottage5 Fen Street
| 01206 263649 (Home) 07545 423796 (Mobile)firstname.lastname@example.org