Parish, Town and Community Councils are the most direct form of democracy in England and Wales, being the first tier of local government. The very first Parish Councils were created in 1894 but we regrettably don't know how long Badingham's has been in existence.
This tier of local government is set to have more responsibilities placed upon it due to changes within the law relating to the Localism Act of 2011, the Audit and Accountability Act of 2014 and a number of other legislation currently being laid before parliament. This will result in a busier Council - from a resident's perspective a more local place to access information and raise concerns.
The Council is an elected body with nine seats filled by Badingham residents whose primary function is to ensure that the Parish is efficiently and economically run using a proportion of the annual Council Tax income.
The Parish Council has a broad range of responsibilities some of which can be summarised below:
- Statutory consultations on planning issues, working to influence Planning Authority decisions, based on Councillors local knowledge
- Providing play equipment
- Village furniture such as dog waste bins, benches and bus stops
- Grants to local organisations
- Maintaining the green spaces
- Creating new community based facilities
Note there are currently 5 vacancies for Parish Councillors. More information can be found on the 'Councillors' page.
If you require further information with regard to Parish Council matters please contact the clerk: If you require a copy of old minutes that are not published on this new website, please contact the clerk for a copy.
Ms Caroline Emeny
2 Old School, Laxfield, Suffolk IP13 8DL
phone: 01986 798422
mobile: 07899 857351
County Councillor: Stephen Burroughes
District Councillors post May 2023 elections : Vincent Arnold Langdon-Morris and Owen John Grey.