What does the Parish Council do for me?
The Parish Councils represent the village with local authorities and other bodies. They also organise some activities in the village, such as annual litter picks, cutting the grass at The Green and help to maintain the village website and Village Link magazine.
The Parish Council advises the local authorities about planning applications, such as
- Rural vision (the future of West Suffolk)
- Building houses or house extensions
- Change of use to housing land, e.g. the Goldings Farm plans, cutting trees, Haverhill relief road
Decisions for Little Thurlow Parish Council are made monthly at meetings held at the village hall on the third Tuesday of every month (except August). Parishioners are always welcome to attend. Each meeting has a public session where villagers may voice their opinions. About five years ago about fifty parishioners attended a Parish Council meeting when we were considering an application to build houses near the village school.
The largest items on which the Parish Council spends money are establishing & maintaining the village website, the Village Link, cutting the grass at The Sports Club, including maintaining the play equipment.