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For all Parish Council enquiries, please contact Chris Turner (Parish Clerk) on 07814 246204 or by email to CAVVPC@outlook.com.

For information about the Parish Council, who we are and what we do, see: About Us

Meetings usually take place on the second Wednesday in January, March, May, July, September and November in Cavendish Memorial Hall at 7:30 pm. Parish Council meetings start with an Open Forum. This is an opportunity for parishioners to speak to councillors before the formal meeting starts.

Cavendish’s Annual Parish Meeting (APM) has to take place in May. This is an open meeting for all electors of Cavendish and is an opportunity to ask questions relating to village affairs. Clubs and Societies based in the village are also invited to present their annual reports.

The date of the next meetings is:  Wednesday 13th July 2022

Memorial Hall

The Memorial Hall is open with no restrictions.

If you want to hire the Hall please follow the link to Memorial Hall

West Suffolk Local Plan 2040

Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA)

The Parish Council held an EGM on 16th December 2020 to formulate our response to the above plan.

Please follow link to the Plan Definition of Cavendish and SHELLA proposals

To see our response, please follow the link West Suffolk Consultation

On 7th June 2022 Councillor Ted Gittins represented Cavendish Parish Council at an online workshop run by West Suffolk District Council. Follow the link below for his report.

Online Workshop Report


West Suffolk Local Plan card


Cavendish Traffic

Holistic View of Cavendish Traffic

The attached slides Cavendish traffic v1.3 were presented by Cllr Mark Freeman at the March 2021 Parish Council Meeting. These cover a multitude of subjects from parking, to speeding, use of open places, connection with planning, electric cars, etc.. The idea was, and is, to start looking at the individual issues as part of the issues facing the whole village. See the March 2021 minutes for more information.

Our latest version Cavendish traffic v1.4 was presented at the November 2021 Parish Council Meeting.

Lorry Network Route Map - Community Review 2021

The A1092 is classified on the Suffolk Strategic Lorry Route as a ‘zone distributor route’. Parishes along this route have been asked to take part in a Community Review as part of a reassessment of lorry routes within the county.

Cavendish Parish Council sent their response by the closing date of 17th December 2021.

We also took part in a Lorry Route Joint Submission together with Clare Town Council, Stoke by Clare Parish Council and Long Melford Parish Council. The document can be found here.

A link to the lorry route plan review and frequently asked questions can be found on the County Council lorry route plan review.