Parish Councils seek to improve community wellbeing and provide better services at a local level. Their activities fall into three main categories: representing the local community; delivering services to meet local needs; striving to improve quality of life and community wellbeing.
The Council serves, and makes decisions on behalf of, the village and aims to keep everyone informed about important issues and on-going projects. There are seven councillors - they are committed to the wellbeing of Flempton and Hengrave and give their time, effort and resources without financial reward.
Councillors are members of the community, elected by the community. Elections take place every four years and the next elections will be in 2019.
If you have any questions about the work of the Parish Council please contact the Clerk.
Flempton cum Hengrave is a village and civil parish in the St Edmundsbury district of Suffolk in eastern England.
The Parish was founded in 1589 and incorporates the two villages of Hengrave and Flempton which are situated just under four miles to the north-west of Bury St Edmunds, on the A1101 Bury to Mildenhall road.
The usually resident population is just over 300 people, 156 in Flempton and 145 in Hengrave. The architecture of both villages is fairly mixed, ranging from the historically and architecturally important, Grade I listed Hengrave Hall (a large Tudor manor house set in extensive parkland), through 17C and 18C thatched cottages and Georgian and Victorian houses (quite a few of which are listed grade II) to a range of 20C and contemporary houses.
The village of Flempton also has a Church (St Catherine's, part of the Lark Valley Benefice).