Parish Council


The provisional dates for the meetings of the Parish Council in 2018 are below:

24 January 2018,

7 March 2018,

18 April 2018,

30 May 2018 and Annual Parish Meeting,

11 July 2018,

22 August 2018,

3 October 2018,

14 November 2018,

19 December 2018.


Further to our e-mail on 2nd January, you will have seen that severe weather is again forecast for our region this evening, into tomorrow morning, Thursday 18th January.


As part of our preparation plans, UK Power Networks has organised for additional staff in our contact centre to help customers whose electricity supply might be affected by the predicted weather, and we have called up additional engineers to carry out repairs to overhead lines and poles as soon as the wind reduces to a speed at which it is safe to work. 


We would be very grateful if you could share the information below with your local residents and constituents, so that they are aware of who to contact in the event their electricity is interrupted by the weather. 


Anyone experiencing a power cut should:


  • Call 105 to report power cuts and damage to the electricity network, or 0800 3163 105 (from a corded phone or mobile phone if you have no power)
  • Visit for the latest updates
  • Visit and type in their postcode to view our live power cut map
  • Tweet @ukpowernetworks to report a power cuts or to receive updates


We advise people to stay clear of power lines and report damaged power lines immediately by calling 105 free from either a landline or a mobile phone. If they see electricity lines that are down or causing significant risk to the public they should call 999.


We provide extra help to customers on our Priority Service Register during a power cut.  Households with older or disabled people, those with children under five, or where someone uses medical or mobility equipment that requires electricity as well as other reasons can join the register.  You can find out more information about our Priority Service on our website:


If you would like to share information about preparing for the storm or the priority service register on social media you might like to use the following:


@UKPowerNetworks has extra staff on hand 24/7 to deal with the impact of #stormFionn

Call 105 to report a powercut and visit for the latest updates


Do you, or someone you know, need extra support during a power cut?

@UKPowerNetworks provides free services to vulnerable customers. Visit for more information #stormFionn


I hope you find this information useful and please do feel free to share it with your local residents and community groups.


Yours faithfully,


Julie Seal

Community Affairs Officer - East of England

UK Power Networks

Fore Hamlet



Mb: 07840 389335

Yaxley Allotments:

There are some allotments available for rent from Yaxley Parish Council.  Here is a great opportunity for you to grow your own food, and while doing so take exercise, for less than £1 per week (£30 per year).  This is much cheaper than the cost of gym membership and you will also have fresh produce for the dinner table as a result.  If you are interested, please contact the Clerk to the Parish Council - .




Yaxley Emergency Plan:

The Emergency Plan for Yaxley will be active by the end of 2017. If you would like more information on it please contact the Clerk to the Parish Council .

The Parish Council has purchased a defibrillator which has been installed on the front wall of the Cherry Tree Public House. The Parish Council is very grateful to Wayne Moore for helping with the installation by connecting the electricity and to Russell Wall for allowing it to be on the wall of the Public House and also for paying for the electricity it will use. The defibrillator has been registered with the Ambulance Service.
The following Videos may also be useful: - Good but with Semi Auto model.  The defibrillator is fully automatic.  No need to 'Press the Red Button'. - Physio-Control Sales Video - annoying music and long with too much emphasis on 'LifeLink'. - Getting The Defibrillator ready for use. - Physio-Control - Replacing Electrodes & Batteries - Can Skip to 35 seconds in.  Doesn't explain too well.

Speed Indicator Device:
The Highways Department of Suffolk County Council will install posts for the Speed Indicator Device in the next few weeks and it will then be in use. There are three sites where it will be used, two on the Mellis Road and one on the Old Ipswich Road. Parish Councillors will move it from site to site. The Parish Council hopes that the Device will help reduce speed through the village.



Private Pumping Stations

We may have some good news for those of your parishioners who have a private pumping station on their property, and have not yet registered it with Anglian Water.

Currently, homeowners spend hundreds of pounds every year for electricity running costs, maintenance and repairs to look after these private pumping stations. They may even have been flooded if it’s broken down in the past.  

As of 1 October 2016, many of these private pumping stations automatically transferred over to Anglian Water and became our responsibility. We have taken over all of the maintenance and the running costs too, saving customers hassle, worry and money.

We’d like to ask for your support in letting local residents know about this, and asking them to get in touch with us if they think they have a private pumping station. 

To help customers identify and report the pumping stations, further information can be found:

We have also produced some posters which you can download here, that can be published in your parish magazines and newsletters, or placed on your parish noticeboards. 

If you have any questions about this campaign, please reply to

For any other queries, please contact our Public Affairs Team on

Thank you in advance for your support.



Anglian Water Private Pumping Stations Campaign Team


Small gas fired power station at Eye

See PPL update on the left.

Yaxley Allotments:

There are some allotments available for rent from Yaxley Parish Council.  Here is a great opportunity for you to grow your own food, and while doing so take exercise, for less than £1 per week.  This is much cheaper than the cost of gym membership and you will also have fresh produce for the dinner table as a result.  If you are interested, please contact the Clerk to the Parish Council - .




For all general enquiries please contact the Parish Clerk (but please avoid phoning in the late evening or at weekends unless the matter is particularly urgent). If you have a particular question or comment for a parish councillor please use the list below. Meetings are held in the village hall and begin at 7:30 pm. Members of the community are always welcome.


Parish Councillors


phone (01379 unless otherwise stated)

Keith Pawsey(Chair)


Julian Moore 


M. Fisher


John Hawes


Ian Luff


B. Feaver


Charlie Wright

Roy Hall

Amanda Luff



Our County Councillor is: Jessica Fleming
The Limetrees, All Saints Road, Creeting St Mary, IP6 8PJ
tel: 01449 711065, mobile: 07872 673 958
e-mail: Jessica Fleming

Our District Councillor is: David Burn
Sunnyside Cottage, Church Lane, Yaxley, IP23 8BU
tel: 01379 788712, mobile: 07889 301 414
e-mail: David Burn

Our Member of Parliament is: Dr Daniel Poulter
House of Commons, London, SW1A 1AA
e-mail: Dr Dan Poulter MP

Yaxley Allotments

Most people in the village will know that the parish council administers land in the north of the parish, some of which is given over to an area of 30 allotment plots that can be accessed by car from the end of Old Norwich Road.

Currently there are a several vacant plots that are available for rent. Plot holders sign up to an annual rental agreement and pay £30 per year, which goes towards maintenance of the site, provision of water, insurance and general administration costs.

If anyone is interested in taking a plot for the current year, which runs from 1st October to 30th September, please contact the parish clerk. If demand exceeds supply, preference will be given to Yaxley residents and then to parishes with which Yaxley shares a boundary before granting tenancies to those from further afield.




Please note that the minutes files provided in PDF format in the panel to the left are in draft form and are not necessarily as agreed by the council. They are subject to possible amendment and correction at the subsequent parish council meeting. To establish the accuracy of any minute item, therefore, it is necessary to check the minutes of the meeting after the one in question to see if any changes were approved.


Recent Agendas

Minutes 2015

Minutes 2014

Annual Parish Meeting

Cemetery Regulations