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District Parking Strategy - Public Enagagement Session

The Council has been advised that public engagement sessions on the development of a District Parking Strategy have been organised on the following dates:

  1. Village Hall 21st June 17.00 to 19.00
  2. Village Hall 22nd June 10.00 to 12.30

We understand that there will also be a survey of public opinion.  This will be on-line or paper format or people can complete on ipads at the 2 sessions noted above.


PARISH OF Lavenham


that a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

If by 6th June 2022 a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place not later than 12th August 2022.

Dated 13th May 2022.

Proper Officer:

Arthur Charvonia, Returning Officer, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2BX,


Queens Jubilee

Update. Please note we will be also keeping everyone posted on all the public notice boards, and Lavenham Life.

Hello Everyone

As some of you now know we are organising on behalf of the Parish Council The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee from June 2nd to June 5th. This includes 2 Bank Holidays on the Thursday and Friday.

Our aim is to be completely inclusive and make this a really memorable, fantastic community event for all the family. Below are the plans so far and if you would like updates please follow the Lavenham Jubilee Weekend 2022

We are currently putting together a full programme of events (which will be updated regularly) which include:

Thursday 2nd - Lighting the Beacon in the Market Place, with bagpipes and a choir.

Friday 3rd - Art Exhibition - We would like to invite anyone and everyone to join in, by creating their image of Her Majesty. Young and old, professional or amateur. From a portrait in oils to bottle tops, clay or perhaps even flowers! We will be organising an exhibition for everyone to come and see Lavenham’s talent.

There will also be the Planting of 7 Trees and possible Church Service TBC

Saturday 5th - A very large screen in the Market Place televising the Concert at Buckingham Palace. We intend to set out tables and chairs, bunting etc and there will be food and drink available to buy from various stalls from local pubs, restaurants and cafes. TBC Booking FREE tickets is required.

Sunday 6th - The Big Lunch will be utilising the tables again in the Market Place, inviting everyone to bring a picnic or enjoy the local food and drink stalls and again, where there will refreshments to buy. We will have a band and other street entertainment, so that it will be a fantastic family event! We would like to encourage everyone to dress up for this.

Additionally, throughout the year we will be making a film of the village for everyone to enjoy later in the year. And we would be delighted for every one to join in by decorating their shops and businesses accordingly.

Please note for Saturday and Sunday will be a free but ticketed event.

We need your help please! We are currently needing the following on loan or donated.

  • Volunteers
  • A flag pole
  • Bunting
  • Trestle Tables
  • Chairs
  • Parasols
  • Street Entertainment
  • Programmes printed
  • Flowers (table decorations)
  • Trees
  • A plaque engraved for the trees
  • A beacon or someone to fix the one used for the previous one which we are trying to locate!
  • Sponsorship - if anyone would like to donate or raise money for this really special weekend we would be very grateful.
  • And finally you! Please put the dates in the diary and come along to what we hope will be a wonderful weekend. Let’s get together as a community and spend time with our family, friends and neighbours!