A message from WSC Councillor Sarah Pugh
I write to inform you and your Parish Council members of the sad death this afternoon of former District and County Councillor Mary Evans. Mary was a faithful public servant for many years and will be sadly missed by a huge number of people in all our communities.
She encouraged me to stand at the by-election and delivered so many newsletters and leaflets to you on my behalf in my two election campaigns. She did likewise for Cllr Bobby Bennett who took over her County seat. Nothing seemed to floor Mary in life and she juggled many balls at a time, particularly as former Deputy Leader of Suffolk County Council.
She died following a short illness and it is the speed of her passing that leaves us all struggling for words.
This link will take you to a more detailed report about Mary's life.
Our Village…All Together Now
Stansfield Parish Council is joining forces with the Village Hall Committee and the village Good Neighbours scheme to invite residents to meet up with them at the Village Hall.
The first such event is planned for Saturday 24th February, 11am to 1pm. More details will be given to each household later in February.
The Parish Council is hoping that such events will prove more attractive to some residents than formal council meetings. “We hope that you will drop in and just enjoy a cuppa, and a friendly chat with each other. But if you want to talk about anything to do with the village, our councillors, together with representatives from the Village Hall and Good Neighbours scheme, will be there eager to listen, ” said Rex Barnes PC Chairman.
Derek Adams, Chair , said: “The Village Hall Committee is delighted to partner with the Parish Council and the Good Neighbour scheme for this event. We are keen to keep in touch with villagers and hope very much that you will come and say hello. We look forward to catching up with those of you that we know well, but also, perhaps, to seeing some faces new to the village hall too. It’s your village hall and we welcome your views about how it can grow.”
Good Neighbour scheme volunteers will be serving refreshments, and on hand to talk about their new scheme which already has helped several residents and undertaken tasks for the village as a whole.
Speeding in Stansfield
Out of 538 vehicles whose speed was recorded on Plough Hill in Stansfield a couple of months ago, more than half were exceeding the 30mph limit. One was recorded as travelling at 48mph.
Suffolk County Council sited the Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera which recorded the following during the week:
27-30 mph - 245 vehicles
35mph+ - 81 Fastest Speed – 48mph
The Parish Council are due to discuss speeding deterrents at their meetings. Any comments from residents about this issue, or any others would be welcomed. Please contact the Chairman on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07778 058425 or the Parish Clerk at email@example.com.
Parish Council Meetings 2024:
31st January (replacing the meeting scheduled for 17 January which was postponed following a forecast of adverse weather).
Future meetings are scheduled for:
13 March, 8 May and 11 September.
Extra meetings will be added if necessary (eg. If planning applications come forward).
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Stansfield is a small village south of Bury St Edmunds in West Suffolk with a population of approximately 221 people. The nearest town is Clare. Stansfield is surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside with a large choice of walks.
Stansfield has a village hall which has recently been renovated and a playing field.
The village church is called All Saints Church.