Both the Village Hall Committee, and the Parish Council, would like to hear of residents suggestions or views; to assist with this, a ‘suggestion box’ is now mounted in the porch at the Village Hall, and it is hoped that some useful comments or ideas will be expressed.
Brent Eleigh Parish Council
Planning application DC/22/00145 - Brook Farm, Cock Lane, Brent Eleigh
A new planning application has been made by Brook Farm for a slurry lagoon surrounded by a 2m high fence to be constructed in a corner of Office Field adjacent to Cundys Lane.
Whilst the construction of a slurry lagoon on agricultural land does not normally require planning consent provided it meets technical requirements, mostly around contamination of watercourses etc., a planning application is required in this case because of its proximity to dwellings (within 400 m).
The likely primary concern for residents will be around the risk of emission of odours, a factor acknowledged by Babergh Council.
For convenience a direct link to the planning application is here where all the details can be found:
Where there are concerns residents may wish to make their comments direct to Babergh Council. It would be helpful if they could be copied to the Parish Council as well at
Deadline for comments to Babergh is 11th February 2022
Notice of Meetings
Parish Council Meeting Thursday 24th March at 7.30pm in the Village Hall
All members of the Parish are very welcome to attend the meeting
Further details of the Parish Council are on the Parish Council page.
Crib Service on Christmas Eve The church was delightfully all but filled by a mixture of adults, parents, and children who enjoyed a selection of carols, and the Christmas story illustrated with younger children carrying individual knitted characters to the stable. Led for the first time by Rev. Mike and his wife Sue, the occasion was a wonderful start to the Christmas Season.
Christmas Cards The three picturesque snowy scenes of St Mary’s sold really well, with over £350 raised through this new venture, and some cards remaining; we hope that we can build on this success again later this year with similar offerings. A huge thankyou to Rosalind Stephens for her idea, and production.
Re-lighting Scheme Following a survey by a bat expert on behalf of Natural England, the installations will now take place over 3 weeks between mid February and early March, during which time the church will be closed, as the nave will require full scaffolding, at slightly increased cost than ‘Plan A’ for using a ‘scissor lift’.
Please note our Celebration Concert on Sunday 3rd April at 3pm, when Yalda Davis will be in performance; the acoustics of St Mary’s are ideal for the cello.
‘Snowdrop Sundays’ Look out for notices and flyers with details of dates and times for our new outside venture, to view our magnificent snowdrops at St Mary’s, enjoy a selection of refreshments, and socialise safely; the dates will depend on the winter weather or warmer spells we get in January and February!
Christmas Carols – it was so lovely to see so many of you at the Village Hall. We got very lucky with the weather and the evening was a great success, and we hope you will continue to support us in our future ventures. A Facebook group page has been created ‘Brent Eleigh Village Hall’ so we can post future activities, once they have been arranged. There will be posters on the notice boards advertising events in due course. Please do not forget there is a suggestion box located in the village hall porch, pen and paper is provided!
Joanne Dooley is the new Chairman of the Village Hall Management Committee and can be contacted on 07738 937485; a huge thank you to Miranda Elgar, our previous Chairman, for her considerable input, wise leadership, and energy over past years!
Notices are now in place at the Village Hall regarding ‘unofficial parking’ which has become a growing issue; contact details in order to obtain permission for parking, are on the notice.
The Village Hall is receiving bookings for private functions, birthday parties and other celebrations. Do contact Karen Marshall on 07946 209 103 if you are interested in booking this large and attractive venue. We will also be organising a monthly coffee morning and a series of talks in 2022. Details to follow.
We would welcome new members on the Committee. It is a great way to get to know people and become part of the team, without anything being too onerous! Please contact Joanne Dooley 07738 937485
Further details and future events and hiring go to the Village Hall Page
Village Notice Board
Click on following link
Go to information page for more information and Upcoming Group Dates
Please go to information page to view notices on village notice boards.
Please go to the Colman Trust Page to find out about applying for financial support in relation to education, training and/or preparation for work.
Wednesday 9 February, 9 March, 6 April, 4 May, 1 June, 29 June, 27 July, 24 August, 21 September, 19 October, 16 November, 14 December Brent Eleigh Village Hall 10.55am - 11.15am