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Burstall Parish Council has submitted comments to Babergh District Council (the Planning Authority) on the  two planning applications DC/20/05895 and DC/21/00060, submitted by Bramford Green Ltd (Enso). We await the decisions of the Planning Authority. Full details of the applications are available to view online by visiting http://www.midsuffolk.gov.uk/planning/development-management/application-search-and-comments/search-for-applications/

The formal Site Notice for the application for Planning Permission is available to view.

The formal Site Notice for the application for Planning Permission accompanied by an Environmental Statement is available to view.

Babergh District Council Planning Officer, Bron Curtis - email: Bron.Curtis@baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk

Babergh District Councillor, David Busby - email: David.Busby@babergh.gov.uk

Suffolk County Counillor, Christopher Hudson - email: Christopher.Hudson@suffolk.gov.uk

James Cartlidge MP South Suffolk

Dr Dan Poulter MP Central Suffolk


COVID-19:Find information about testing in Suffolk, changes to local services, how to get help and guidance on schools, business and wellbeing by visiting the Suffolk County Council Coronavirus site 

Suffolk Advice and Support Service provides free professional advice in confidence on a range of things that you might need some help with. The service is available on 0800 068 3131 or by visiting the Advice and Support site

Remember, if you have Covid-19 symptoms you must start self-isolating at home and book a test (www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or call 119).

VACCINE NEWS: There is a new Suffolk Covid Vaccination Website, which contains a wealth of information about the vaccination programme in the county. 


Suffolk energy-from-waste facility virtual tours 10th & 11th September 2021

There are two upcoming virtual tours at Suffolk’s award-winning Energy-from-Waste facility (EfW) as part of Heritage Open Days. They are on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th September 2021. 

Residents can find out how Suffolk's waste is used to generate enough electricity to power 40,000 homes, and see what happens to non-recyclable waste after it is put in the bin.

All the details and the links for residents to sign up can be found on this page: https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/suffolk-energy-from-waste-facility-virtual-tour



Did you know that there is a legal agreement between Sproughton Parish Council and Burstall Parish Council that allows for Burstall residents to be buried at Sproughton Burial Ground at rates charged as the same for Sproughton parishioners. 

From 1 April 1969, a legal agreement was signed between the two councils granting Burstall parishioners the right to have interred in Sproughton burial ground the bodies of persons who would be entitled to be buried in any place of burial provided by Burstall Parish Council.

The right of interment includes the rights to purchase/be granted exclusive rights of burial and the right to erect a memorial stone; the same rights as Sproughton residents and at the same costs. The terms and conditions offered to the parishioners of Sproughton are offered to the parishioners of Burstall.

The original fee paid by Burstall Parish Council to Sproughton Parish Council was £1 per annum, this was increased during the 1990's to £24 and this year, we have received notification from Sproughton Parish Council of their intention to raise this fee to £200 as from April 2022. Burstall Parish Council agreed to accept this increase at the meeting held May 2021.


SCRAP fly-tipping in Suffolk!

The Suffolk Waste Partnership, which consists of all the Suffolk Council’s including the County Council, Suffolk Police, the Environment Agency and other partners are launching an online campaign aimed at reducing fly-tipping in Suffolk.

The SCRAP fly-tipping campaign is aimed at residents and businesses whose waste is sometimes fly-tipped by unlicensed operators, who often offer to remove waste at a ‘bargain’ price – only to then dump it. Many of these operators advertise on social media, and so this is where the campaign will be primarily delivered. The campaign will start on 25th May with a new message being put up most Tuesdays (with some breaks).

The campaign centres around remembering to follow the SCRAP code when arranging for anyone else to take away your waste:

Suspect – beware of rogue waste carriers who dump waste illegally – often at a bargain price. If in doubt, do not let them take your waste.

Check -Ask for their waste carriers registration details. You can check on the Environment Agency website or by calling 08708 506506. Note down the registration number of the vehicle used to take your waste away.

Refuse unsolicited offers – always carry out your own research and choose who you want to take your waste away.

Ask questions – ask what is going to happen to your waste and seek evidence that it was be disposed of appropriately. A legitimate professional operator won’t object to being asked reasonable questions.

Paperwork – make sure you get a proper invoice and receipt for your waste.

If you are a user of Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, you will be able to follow the campaign on the ‘Suffolk Recycling’ pages – it would be great if residents could support the campaign and help spread the word by re-posting and sharing the posts.  Otherwise, full details of how to deal with fly-tipping can be found at https://www.suffolkrecycling.org.uk/fly-tipping