Parish Council (Suffolk)
This is the homepage of Easton Parish Council and this website covers only matters that are within the remit of the Parish Council. If you can't find what you're looking for here, try the village's very good community website. This has information on the village, news and events, local services and businesses, churches, and Village Hall booking.
Easton Parish Council is one of over 8,000 councils in England. Most parish councils were established in 1894 by an Act of Parliament. This created the civil parish, separating it from the church after a long history of delivering local services such as care for the poor, maintenance of roads and collecting taxes. Local councils are public bodies. They are the first tier of government – the closest tier to the people and embedded within their communities. They have extensive statutory powers that they have discretion to use and are subject to standards and policies that govern their procedures.
The diversity of parish councils is their strength. Each can make a unique response to the needs of their community with a sensitivity that is more difficult for more remote organisations.
The village is set in beautiful counytryside between Wickham Market and Framlingham on the River Deben. A substantial part of Easton is a Conservation Area and the village has a church, a pub, village hall, a hunt kennels, cemetery, a rare crinkle crankle wall and a popular Farm Park attraction. There are many examples of heritage vernacular architecture, with many buildings being listed.
All these important assets help to make Easton a beautiful place in which to live or work and to visit.
Click on this link to find details of local police, health services, waste disposal etc.