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East Bergholt Parish Council v Babergh District Council Judicial Review -The High Court case took place in December 2016 where the Judge found in the Parish Council's favour. The Judge's Transcript is available
and Williams Solicitors précis
Any questions to Valerie Ayton, Parish Clerk 01206 298692
A Card for Constable!
Exhibition June 11, 2017 - John Constable was born in East Bergholt on June 11, 1776 and the East Bergholt Society is organising a celebratory event: we are inviting villagers, visitors and professional artists to paint a card for his birthday. Plain cards are available from Patricia Wright and from St Mary's Church, the Fountain House Tearooms and Flatford Mill Field Studies Centre. All the cards will be exhibited for sale, all at the same price, on June 11, 11.00 to 17.00, in the Lambe School (with birthday cake and tea in the afternoon) and the profits will be divided between St Mary's Church Preservation Society, The Lambe School and the Constable Hall.
To take part/for further details, contact: Patricia Wright (Hon Secretary, East Bergholt Society) on 01206 298258 or by email at
East Bergholt Tennis Club Open Day
- Saturday 13th May, 10.00 - 1.00. Come and try tennis for FREE. Racquets provided. Free adult and junior coaching will be available on the day. For further information contact Susie Kramers 01206 299027.
EAST BERGHOLT PARISH CEMETERY
For cemetery fees from 1.4.2017 see
and for cemetery rules see
For any cemetery enquiries contact Valerie Ayton 01206 298692 or e-mail
PATH CLOSURE IN THE CHURCHYARD
Our architect's advised the path under the Church Tower be closed from the
end of April
until further notice. Part of the wall has already been roped off on safety grounds. Urgent repairs to the tower have been delayed for a survey of the bat activity in the churchyard & church. Our Natural England licence stipulated that neither the scaffolding nor repointing work must obstruct any cracks or crevices in the masonry which bats might use for daytime roosting. Pointing up cracks and crevices will exclude moisture from the fabric and thus arrest decay. An ecological consultant experienced in working with bats in churches to be appointed for these immediate works, to survey bat activity more generally & for future works to the tower or the church. A night time survey will assess emergence and re-entry with two detectors in the church. We are most grateful to the St Mary’s Church East Bergholt Preservation Society for assisting with the funding.
RECYCLING CENTRE EAST BERGHOLT
- A recycling centre for East Bergholt has opened in the Coach Park, East Bergholt High School, Heath Road. For your own convenience please avoid school day start and end times. The Coach Park is only open when the school is open or an outdoor event is using the coach park.
UK Power Networks - Power cut services
Services provided include 1) Register for special support for vulnerable people. Apply here
2) text messages during cuts apply here
3) call 105 if a cut happens
BICYCLE RACKS AT VILLAGE SHOP
Thanks to co-operation between the Parish Council and East England Co-operative Society bicycle racks have been installed outside the village shop. Now get on your bikes to pop to the shop and leave the car at home.
Broadband Update - Fibre is here
we have Fibre to the Cabinet and the promise of a higher speed broadband. Unfortunately there are parts of the village that will be unable to access this service. Visit
to check your postcode. If you want to upgrade, contact your internet provider.
Make regular visits to this website for Parish Council, East Bergholt Neighbourhood Plan and village photographs and news.
For further information on any of the above contact
Valerie Ayton Parish Clerk
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