The Parish of Baconsthorpe
The medieval Anglican church of St Mary was restored in 1868 and 1958. It contains interesting monuments from the 15th–18th centuries and some 16th-century glass saved from the castle.
The ruins of the 15th-century Baconsthorpe Castle lie about one mile (1.6 km) to the north of the village.
Baconsthorpe Castle is intimately linked to the dramatic rise and fall of the Heydon family, who lived there for 200 years. The Heydons first made their fortunes as lawyers, but the main source of their wealth came from the wool industry. Baconsthorpe Castle was built as their main residence in about 1450, and became larger and more elaborate as the family’s wealth grew.
Baconsthorpe Parish Council
The Parish Council meets at Baconsthorpe Village Hall Dates and times are published on this website and on the Parish Noticeboard
2019 Meeting Dates
Monday 21st January 7.30pm
Monday 18th March 7.30pm
Monday 20th May (APM & APCM)* 7pm
Monday 15th July 7.30pm
Monday 16th September 7.30pm
Monday 11th November 7.30pm
* Annual Parish Meeting and Annual Meeting of the Parish Council
Baconsthorpe's Annual Governance and Accountability Statements for 2018 2019 can be found HERE
Parish Council Responsibilities
A Parish Council is a Civic Body responsible for the management of village assets. Baconsthorpe Parish Council is responsible for:
The Village Noticeboard
Dog Waste Bins
The Village 'Speeding' Sign
The Parish Council is also responsible for considering and commented on Planning Applications where appropriate. The Council informs the Highways department when there are issues related to traffic, parking and road conditions, flooding, footpaths and overgrown vegetation.
Jonathon Cooper (Chairman)
The Role of the Clerk
The Clerk is the ‘Proper Officer’ of the Council who is responsible for the smooth running of the Council’s business. He/she is the first point of contact for the Council and all correspondence comes to the Clerk. Responsibility for implementing the decisions of the Council rests with the Clerk along with giving professional guidance where necessary whilst remaining neutral and discrete. The Clerk is also responsible for financial management.