A picturesque Suffolk village
Parham Parish Council called a public meeting on 28th January 2003 where representatives from Suffolk ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) gave various presentations on "How to carry out a Parish Plan and the benefits it can bring to a parish" and also "How to identify if there was a housing need". A community engagement exercise was conducted at the meeting identifying various issues that were subsequently consulted on.
The Steering Group, consisting of Gavin & Barbara Brooks, Peter Kindred, the late Perry Donsworth, Janet Wicks, Andrew Houseley and later joined by Alan Gray, diligently carried out the project.
An Exhibition of the results of the consultation took place in Parham Village Hall on Saturday, 6th November 2004. An Action Plan was subsequently produced.
The Parish Plan Report and Action Plan were distributed to every household and copies were sent to various service providers, including Suffolk Coastal District Council, Suffolk County Council, Environment Agency, District Councillor Hart, County Councillor Howard and Pc Miller. Parham Parish Council adopted the Action Plan at their meeting on the 11th January 2005.
By 2012 all action points had been tackled.