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November 2016 Report from Cllr Penny Otton

30 November 2016

HIGHWAYS; the cabinet and leader of the council have agreed to extend the highways contract with Keir for an extra 5 years. At the meeting Cllr Finch cabinet member for highways was questioned in depth on this and what the advantages were.
I have included the final recommendation;
(a) that the Director of Resource Management, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport and the Cabinet Member for Finance and Heritage, shall (on an annual basis) thereby determine any time deductions that should be made from the overall contract period (and notify Kier accordingly) until such time as two years remain of the contract, at which point it shall naturally expire.

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It is every dog owner's duty to clean up after his or her dog.

25 August 2016

It is no defence to claim ignorance of the dog’s action

The problem of dog mess in the parish has been highlighted to the Parish Council on several occasions. Problems have been reported on footpaths throughout the parish and especially on pavements within the centre of the village.

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Annual Report from Cllr Penny Otton

1 June 2016

SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL BUDGET; this was again agreed with a zero increase in council tax; but with an extra 2% to cover increase in cost of adult care.

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April Report from Cllr Penny Otton

27 April 2016

COMMUNITY TRANSPORT; there is to be a meeting at Mid Suffolk offices on 8th June 10.30.-11.30.

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March Report from Cllr Penny Otton

30 March 2016

FIRE SERVICE; as a result of the proposed reduction in fire engines in Bury Ipswich and Lowestoft we put a motion to council to have these put on hold. This was debated for over 2 hours ; when put to the vote it was lost by 35 to 36

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180116 Campaign to Raise Awareness of 101 police number

19 January 2016

Suffolk Constabulary is supporting a Home Office campaign reminding the public that they should call 101 if they need to contact their local police for non-emergency issues.

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Rock Choir

3 November 2015

Friends of Rattlesden Church (FORC) organised a performance by the Rock Choir on Thursday 29th October in St Nicholas Church.

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October Report from Cllr Penny Otton

28 October 2015

A14; HIGHWAYS AGENCY; I now have a new contact; Caroline Delahunty; caroline.delahanty@highwaysengland.gov.uk who is trying to get the direction sign and chevrons replaced at last. I have also raised the problem of the surface at the Rougham junction and have passed the reply to the clerk.

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