Thorpe Morieux Parish Council – General Notices

If you are looking for general information relating to the function of the Parish Council, wish to raise an issue for the council’s attention or simply wish to attend meetings, please refer to the Parish Council page which provides further information.

General notices relating to the functions of the council or general information that is useful to the village community will be hosted here.

Tree for Life

Are you a new parent? Babergh Mid Suffolk have established a tree for life scheme which offers new parents living in Mid Suffolk and Babergh a free tree to mark the arrival of a new born or newly adopted child. If you have a small garden or are renting, they offer a potted tree option too.

For more information, please apply at Babergh Mid Suffolk Tree for Life.

Waste & Recycling Collection Day Update

From week commencing 15 July 2019 the collection day for your recycling and household waste will be changing.

The council are making these changes to ensure that the collection service is as efficient and effective as it can be.  Over the last 10 years, the number of homes the council need to collect waste from has significantly increased.  By re-routing the current collection rounds and introducing some new ones, the council hope that it can make them more fuel-efficient; reducing their impact on the environment and offering a better waste collection service for current and future residents too. Please note there will be no changes for garden waste collections.

The council have provided a flyer detailing dates and a summary of changes which can be downloaded here. If you have further questions, please refer to the Bin Day Changes FAQ on the Babergh Mid Suffolk Website.

School and Post 16 Travel Policies for September 2019

Suffolk County Council have provided a set of documents relating to School and Post 16 Travel Policies which come into effect from September 2019.

These documents are provided below in PDF and PowerPoint formats and provide details of policy statements, approaches and timelines.

Travel Policy Statement – September 2019 [PDF]

Home to School Travel – Key Dates for Parents – Timeline [PPTX]

Modeshift STARS How to Create School Travel Survey [PDF]

Modeshift Stars Quick Glance Users Guide [PDF]

A parent’s guide to getting their child to school [PDF]

Sustainable Modes of Travel – Suffolk County Council Summary [PDF]

Parish Council Elections

On the 2nd May 2019 Parish Council elections will be held.  These happen every four years.  If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor, please contact our Parish Clerk, Nicola Smith on 07817 170906, or by email at and she will be able to provide you with further information.

Farm Security

Suffolk Constabulary have issued a helpful self assessment security checklist for farm and land owners to help optimise security and prevent theft. The self assessment guide can be downloaded as a PDF file: Suffolk Constabulary Security Self Assessment.

If you have any questions or suggestions for improvement, please notify the Parish Clerk who will consolidate comments and pass this to the constabulary liaison in the rural policing team.