The Parish Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer:
Mrs Vivienne Pratt
Willow Tree Cottage, The Tye, Barking
Telephone: (01473) 657124
Vacancy Great Bricett Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer
The job is part-time, working from home a minimum of 4 and maximum of 8 hours per week. Meetings are scheduled to take place 6 times a year in the Village Hall starting at 7pm on the fourth Tuesday of every other month. Occasionally extraordinary meetings are required, which you would be required to attend.
Full training can be given (if required) at the Suffolk Association of Local Councils offices in Claydon and the salary is flexible and will be dependent on experience and qualifications. The appointed person would be provided with a lap top, printer and scanner.
The Clerk is the Proper Officer of the Council and is responsible for preparing Agendas, recording Minutes, keeping financial records, preparing and monitoring budgets, data protection, uploading information onto the Council's website and organising the council's day-to-day administration. The applicant must have good organisational, communication and IT skills.
Applications should be made by sending a CV and covering letter setting out evidence of relevant skills and experience to the Chair, Cllr Sue Burnett, by email – email@example.com - any relevant questions may also be addressed via mobile - 07909 408964.
The Parish Councillors are:-
Cllr Sue Burnett - Chair - 01473 658865
Cllr David Payne - 01449 740329
Cllr Ray Craddock - 01473 657387
Cllr Nigel Ford - 07734 241264
Cllr Richard Morley - 01473 658586
Cllr Georgina Cooper - 01473 657133
To view our Councillor's Register of Interests - follow link choosing Mid Suffolk, and Great Bricett in drop down menus:-
As of May 2017, we have one Councillor vacancy and if you would like to influence the Parish you live in and feel you can commit to six meetings a year (held on a Tuesday night every other month), please contact the Clerk, Vivienne, on 01473 657124 or email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Our meetings are quite informal and are vital in raising issues that matter to this lovely village. No previous experience necessary and training courses are held in Claydon, if required.
The MP for this area is Jo Churchill MP -
The County Councillor for this area is Cllr Anne Whybrow -
The District Councillor for this area is Cllr David Whybrow -
Representatives to Outside Bodies:
Great Bricett Village Hall Management Committee - Cllr Nigel Ford or Richard Morley
Wattisham Liaison Meeting - Cllr Ray Craddock
Wixfield Park Representative - Cllr Ray Craddock
Responsibilities of the Parish Council include:
Finance - The Parish Council is responsible for the approval and monitoring of Council expenditure, annually analysing future funding requirements and recommends the precept to be raised. Arranging insurance of parish property, loans and donations and other associated activities requiring finance.
The Village Green - maintenance of the Village Green
Great Bricett Village Hall - As proprietor, arranges insurance and oversees any maintenance issues in consultation with the Village Hall Management Committee.
Planning - The Parish Council receives and considers consultation copies of all Planning Applications relating to the parish. Recommendations from the Council either in support of the application or as objections, are passed to Mid Suffolk District Council who, as Planning Authority, will make use of these comments in their determination of the application.
Parish Property - The Parish Council provides and maintains parish assets such as dog waste bins, notice boards, benches, and street lights.
Highways and Lighting - The Parish Council oversees highways matters such as the need for road repairs, signposting, street lights and the supply of electricity for street lighting.
To report any issue to Suffolk County Council (such as Potholes, Highways or footpaths), please use the following link:-
Community Speed Watch
The Great Bricett team is now up and running again - thank you to our two volunteers who are working closely with the Somersham team. Ideally, we would like more volunteers - two is the minimum number required, so if you feel you could give a little time to help promote speed awareness within Great Bricett, please contact the Parish Clerk.