Remembrance Day Service
Over 90 residents attended the Remembrance Day service at the War Memorial on Sunday 12th November, in fine but cold weather.
The service was conducted by the Rev. Sandra Mehan, and marked our respect for the dead and injured of the two World Wars and subsequent conflicts, and their families.
Wreaths were added to the memorial from Bentley Old Comrades, the Royal British Legion, and from the Parish Council on behalf of the residents of Bentley, in addition to those laid by the school on the 10th November.
The names of Bentley residents who are remembered on the war Memorial were read out, and at 11 a.m. a two minutes silence bracketed by the Last Post and Reveille was held.
The service concluded with a reading of the Kohima epitaph and further prayers.
Babergh Joint Local Plan consultation
Bentley Parish Council has responded to this on behalf of this consultation on behalf of residents. The text of this response has been circulated to residents and they were encouraged to respond on their own behalf. The consultation closed on the 10th November. The Local Plan will require several more stages o f validation before being adopted. PC response to Local Plan
Bentley Fireworks - A Cracking Display
Around 300 people attended the fireworks display at the village recreation ground on Saturday 28 October. Those attending were treated to a wonderful display, accompanied by music, a barbecue, refreshments, novelties and the attendance of the Fire and Rescue Service from Parham, to ensure the evening passed off safely. Well done and a huge thank you to all those involved in the organisation of the display. The event was a great success and another example of the community coming together
Royal (snail) Mail Finally Past The Post
It's taken Royal Mail just over a year to install a replacement post box in the centre of Bentley village. The old post box sited at the former shop and post office on Station Road was closed in October 2016 as refurbishment began on the delapidated building. At that time Royal Mail suggested a replacement would be installed within six weeks. However, they didn't say which six weeks. Despite numerous letters from the Parish Council and frustrated residents complaining of delays, the new post box was only installed last Wednesday (18 October). Our photo shows the shiny new box adjacent to the bus shelter with the former post office and decommissioned wall-mounted post box in the background. [24.10.17]