Walberswick Parish council

Councillors and Clerk contact details 

Raymond Catchpole Raymond.Catchpole@suffolkcoastal.gov.uk
Phillip Dunnett Phillip.Dunnett@suffolkcoastal.gov.uk
Esme Richardson (Chair) chairman@walberswick.suffolk.gov.uk
Lee Sutton lee.sutton@walberswick.suffolk.gov.uk
Paul Widdowson paul.widdowson1@btinternet.com



Heritage Hut, The Green, Walberswick, Suffolk IP18 6TT

Vacancy for New Councillor. Please click here to read the notice concerning this vacancy.

Parish Council Meetings Schedule 2016/2017  

  • 7th March 2016
  • 21st April 2016 - Annual Parish Meeting (7pm start)
  • 16th May 2016 - Annual General Meeting of the Parish Council preceded by Annual Parish Meeting (to be held in the Village Hall 7pm start)
  • 1st August 2016
  • 22nd August 2016 - Extraordinary Meeting
  • 12th September 2016 - Extraordinary Meeting
  • 14th October 2016 - Extraordinary Meeting (5.30pm in the Heritage Hut)
  • 23rd November 2016 (note change of date)
  • 20th February 2017
  • 15th May 2016

With the exception of the Annual Parish Meeting which is held in the main Village Hall, all Parish Council Meetings will be held in the Village Hall Annex commencing at 7.30pm and preceded by a 15 minute Public Forum unless confirmed otherwise in that month’s agenda.

Change of Meeting Date

Due to the fact that the scheduled meeting of Walberswick Parish Council for Monday 21st November is likely to be inquorate, this meeting has been moved to Wednesday 23rd November. The meeting will be held in Walberswick Village Hall Annex and will commence at 7.15pm.The Agenda will be published by 18th November 2016. Members of the public are welcome.

 To the Walberswick Electorate.

Petition for a Community Governance Review.

This petition calls upon Suffolk Coastal District Council to begin a Community Governance Review with a view to dissolving Walberswick Parish Council and moving to a Parish Metting.

Click here to see a full explanation


On Friday 26th August 2016, the following notice regarding the Public Interest Report appeared in the East Anglian Daily Times.


At a meeting on 22nd August 2016 which commenced at 7.15, Walberswick Parish Council discussed the Public Interest Report issued by the external auditor BDO in September 2015, for failure to submit accounts for the year 2014/15.
It was unanimously agreed by the members to accept the recommendations of BDO and to submit an action plan which will be used to ensure that the accounts are submitted on time in the future.

The Clerk
Walberswick Parish Council

This now addresses all the aspects of the Public Interest Report and, as the Bank Reconciliations requested have been submitted, this will close this item.


Click here to read the PIR.

Click here to read about the proposal to replace the 30mph speed limit in the Village with a 20mph speed limit. Click here to read the Clerk's Notice.

To read the chairman's newsletter of 13th June 2015 please click here.

All planning applications relevant to Walberswick are listed and updated regularly. They are linked to the Waveney/Suffolk Coastal website where you can see all the available documents.