Norman Davis

The Parish Council is deeply saddened to announce the death of Councillor Norman Davis

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Councillor Norman Davis, on Thursday 4 January 2018.

Councillor Davis served on the Council since 2006 and fulfilled the roles of Lead Councillor for Planning and Rights of Way.  He was instrumental in successfully campaigning for dropped kerbs in the village to improve access for disability scooter and pushchair users. His most recent nomination was as the Council’s representative on the Church Piece Charity.

He made a valuable contribution to the life of his community and the Parish Council.  He was a true, honest gentleman and an inspiration to us all.

Councillor Davis will be sorely missed, and our thoughts and sincere condolences go to his wife Carol and family.

Clerks Report: May 2017

Update From Sutton Benger Annual Meeting of the Parish Council on 10 May 2017

The Annual Meeting of the Parish Council deals the election of the Chair and various housekeeping duties, including approval of the Standing Orders and Financial Regulations.

Election Results

Following an uncontested election, 6 Parish Councillors were elected – Phil Jones, Norman Davis, Keith Pound, Malcolm Bines, Leigh Varnham and Nicola Hayward.

Councillor Vacancies

There are now 5 Vacancies on the Parish Council.  To be an effective Council and to properly represent the whole Community we really need to fill these vacancies – if you are aged 18+ and would be interested in joining the team please contact the Clerk.


Decision were made on 4 applications:

17/03144/FUL – The Old Dairy, Draycot Park Farm, SN15 5LH – The extension and linking of two adjacent office buildings, the extension of two warehouses/workshops and the creation of a new warehouse/workshop – Support

17/03280/FUL – Daisy Cottage, 26 High Street, SN15 4RF – Proposed detached single garage (Resubmission of 17/00850/FUL) – Object

17/03320/FUL – Land South of Bell House Hotel, 47 High Street, SN15 4RH – Proposed conversion & extension of existing outbuilding into new dwelling with associated landscaping – Support subject to conditions

17/03980/LBC – Land South of Bell House Hotel, 47 High Street, SN15 4RH – Proposed conversion & extension of existing outbuilding into new dwelling with associated landscaping – No Objections

17/03417/OUT – St Modwen Storage and Distribution Centre at J17 – The Council agreed to object to this application at the Extraordinary Meeting held on 26 April 2017 and the Clerk’s draft letter was approved for submission.  Cllr H Greenman advised that he had called the application in to Committee.

B4069 – Re-surfacing

The planned resurfacing of the entire length of the B4069, High Street is due to take place on 25 June 2017 and will require the road to be closed and/or contra-flowed for up to 2 weeks – full details will be posted on the website ( and noticeboards when available.

B4069 – 18t Weight Restriction

We have been advised that this Order will come into force on the 5 July – to coincide with the resurfacing work (we hope!).

Annual Parish Meeting 26 April 2017

Not to be confused with the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council! – it was an opportunity for Community Groups to give an update of their year and included presentations from the Chair of the Parish Council, Chair of Governors for the Primary School, Manager and Deputy Manager of Benger Bears Pre-school, the Chair of the Village Hall Committee, the NDP Group, the PCC and the SBAGA. There were 23 villagers in attendance and at the end of the meeting they enjoyed wine and cheese and the chance to have an informal chat.

Next Parish Council Meeting

The date of the next Meeting of the Parish Council is Wednesday 14 June 2017 in the Village Hall, starting at 7.45 pm.