About the Parish Council

Role Name Telephone
Chairman Isobel Aylott  
Vice-chairman Rachael Padman  
Councillor Jackie Bolton  
Councillor John Riddell  
John McDonagh  
Parish Clerk  Joanne Kirk 07880 686069


How often do elections take place?

Councillors are elected for a period of four years. The next election will take place in May 2019

How often does the Parish Council meet?

The Council usually meets every two months in January, March, May, July, September and November. Meeting usually take place on the third Thursday of the month. Additional planning meetings may be held if planning applications come in between meetings.

There is also an Annual Parish Meeting which usually takes place in April or May. This is an open meeting for all electors of Dalham and an opportunity to ask questions relating to village affairs.

What does the Parish Council actually do?

The Parish Council is responsible for setting the precept. This is money that the Council receives to cover the cost of the services it provides and any staff costs. The precept is one element of the Council Tax householders pay. The Councils employs a clerk to oversee its day to day affairs.

The Council is responsible for the following property in the village:

  • The village sign
  • Three notice boards
  • The kissing gate and metal seat
  • The stone plaque in The Street
  • The litter bin and 4 grit bins
  • The defibrillator
  • The vehicle activated sign

The Council employs a local contractor to cut the verges in Dalham and Dunstall Green.  

The Council acts as a link with other local government organisations like Forest Heath District Council and Suffolk County Council. Any problems in the village such as blocked drains, potholes, broken stiles on footpaths or faulty street lights are reported by the clerk.