Archive for January, 2010



Colin Flux
Clerk :
Patrick Corney
The Counting House
Mill Road
Suffolk CO10 7JF
tel : 01787 310989

28th January 2010

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Wednesday 10th February 2010 at 7.30 p.m. in Foxearth Village Hall.


  1. Declaration of Interest and Compliance with Local Government Act Part 3 2000-Ethical Framework
  2. Apologies for Absence
  3. To sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 9th December 2009
  4. Matters arising not dealt with elsewhere
    1. Telephone Box
  5. Highways
    1. Finger posts and road repairs
  6. Community Warden Report
  7. Flooding Update
  8. Public Question Time (15 minutes).
  9. District Councillor’s Report
  10. County Councillor’s Report.
  11. PRoW & P3
  12. Correspondence
  13. Planning matters already circulated
    1. Mole End Place – Tree works – granted
    2. Lower Hall – Tree works – pending
    3. Magnolia House – Construction of bay window
    4. Lyston House – Barn renovation and erection of swimming pool building
  14. Financial Matters
    1. To approve payments made since the last meeting as below
  15. Public transport
  16. Repairs to Village sign
  17. Neighbourhood Watch
  18. Any other business
  19. Date of next meeting

Patrick Corney – Parish Clerk

Cheques drawn since 9th December 2009

9.19.09 Society of Local Council Clerks 30.00
E Eon street lighting 35.72
A & J Lighting Street light maintenance 123.67

Foxearth & District Local History Society

It is with great sadness we announce the death of Joyce Potter.

Joyce was for many years the secretary to the society and a very active member.

We will remember her for her keen sense of humour and her constant striving to find new members. Joyce lived in Borley and was always active in the village spreading the word about our monthly speakers and the outings that she helped to arrange.

Her minutes taken at meetings were always promptly delivered to the committee, sometimes within hours and invariably concise and accurate.

Joyce attended the Christmas festivities in December at the Pinkuah Arms and although the weather was dreadful with heavy snow she drove herself to and from the event.

Joyce was 86 years old and put many of the younger members to shame with her enthusiastic outlook and cheerfulness.

Joyce will be greatly missed.

Alan Fitch


Many of you will now have seen the sad sight of a broken village sign on our diminutive but much loved “village green” outside the village hall. This was generously donated to the parish by the Chapman family who lived at Foxearth Hall until some 20 or so years ago.

Notwithstanding the fact that the top half of the sign has parted company with the bottom half, the component parts are in surprisingly good condition and the sign is eminently repairable. The break is along a glue line and the parts have separated cleanly.

The remaining lower half will be removed soon and the repair effected once the parts have dried sufficiently. Some additional refurbishment also will be undertaken at that time.

It is also noticeable that the paintwork on the front of the sign, although faded, remains in very good condition. It is therefore hoped that arrangements can be made to have it repainted in order to bring it back to something approaching its original colour scheme. There is much detail in the painting and it must be able to stand up to the weather so this is not a straight forward task. It is likely therefore that some funding may be required. This option is being researched and a final decision has still to be taken so watch this space.

If all goes well, we could see a fully refurbished sign being erected later in the year resplendent in a rich new coat of paint. We also hope to have it photographed prior to its erection and a digital file made available to local organisations for use on websites, letterhead logos, display signs, etc.