The services and facilities provided by us include:
- Litter and Dog Waste Bins
- Roadside Grit Bins (more information below, about where these are located)
- St. Mary's Field - including a childrens' Play Area and an enclosed dog exercise area
- 21 Street Lights (more information below)
- Cemetery (This does not include the Churchyard (which is managed by St Mary's Parochial Church Council)
- Maintenance of the three Registered Village Greens: Shop Green, Tailors Green and Cow Green
- Grant Aid to Local Charities - (subject to our grant-making priorities and the availability of funds)
The Clerk to the Parish Council will be happy to advise on the provider of any other public or local services.
Grit Bin Locations
Chapel Corner, near the Bridge
Outside the Village Hall
St Marys Close, junction with Pound Hill
Woodward Avenue, junction with Pound Hill
Shop Green, next to the Bus Shelter on Wyverstone Road
Rectory Road and Earls Green junction.
We use LED bulbs in our street lights - this reduces electricity usage and helps to make Bacton a more environmentally friendly village. This map shows which street lights are operated by the Parish Council - please report any faults on these to the Clerk.
Other streetlights in the Parish are owned and maintained by Suffolk County Council, please report any faults on these by using this link.
The Cemetery provides for traditional burials and has graves dating from 1934 onwards. The Parish Council is the Burial Authority for the Cemetery and the Clerk maintains and holds the registers of burials.
The Cemetery Regulations and Conditions govern the use of the cemetery and provide helpful information and can be found via the drop down menu; you can also see the current Cemetery Fees there .
The Cemetery is located behind St Mary's Church, Rectory Road, Bacton.
For other information contact the Clerk.
Community Speed Watch
The road safety working party include a number of volunteers willing to carry out Community Speed Watch. COVID 19 then became reality and the subsequent lockdown meant all training by the police was suspended.
We are however now pleased to confirm training with the police will resume from 29th March 2021; we are awaiting confirmation of the date for our training.
If you would like to be included as a volunteer please contact the Clerk at email@example.com
Approved sites for this scheme are:
First house on left Wyverstone Road
Earls Green verge
Pound Hill junction with Pretyman Avenue
Telephone exchange next to The Bull (awaiting confirmation of acceptance to use this from BT)
The Meadow opposite Bacton Manor (currently seeking approval with the landowner)
Bacton Village Hall is owned and operated by a separate body, the Village Hall Committee, which is a registered charity in its own right.
The Hall, which is is situated in Church Road, opposite to St. Mary's Church, can seat up to 100 people and there is a modern kitchen as well as a small stage. Tables, chairs, crockery and cutlery are all available and there is car parking for up to 15 cars, including as designated space for use by people with diabilities.
For further information about the Village Hall or to make a boking you can contact the Committee via their Booking Secretary: Mrs Denise Jennings on 01449 781725 or at The Acorns, Turkey Hall Lane, Bacton, IP14 4NN