Welcome to Battisford

Battisford Parish

Battisford is one of 122 parishes in the county of Suffolk in the district of Mid Suffolk.   It is located 4 miles south of the market town of Stowmarket and about 2 miles west of Needham Market. The area is mainly agricultural and the village itself boasts a play area, a village hall, pub and two churches.   In the 2001 census there were 180 households in Battisford with 482 residents.


Battisford Parish Council

Contact the council via email: Clerk@battisford-pc.gov.uk

Speak to a Councillor in the Village:

Cllr J Cook - Chair

Vacancy - SALC Liaison

Cllr S Greenwood - Defibrillator

Cllr J Pope - The Green

Cllr A Card - Battisford Cemetery

Cllr J Wilson - All Battisford Noticeboards

Cllr E Kerry - Finance


 Speed Indicator Device (SID) and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) Cameras

June 2021

 Battisford Parish Council uses our Speed Indicator Device at four parish locations to indicate to motorists their speed in an attempt to reduce incidences of vehicle speeding in 30mph zones.

 Data is routinely analysed and reported at parish council meetings.

 Despite the speed reduction effect of the SID, over 30% of recorded vehicle movements remain in excess of the 30mph limit, with utterly inappropriate speeds of 65-75mph seen at some locations.

 Suffolk Roadsafe Partnership offer the opportunity for local councils to apply for the temporary siting of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras where there is an agreed need.

 The Roadsafe Partnership’s intention is to educate motorists, not to prosecute, However, repeat offences will be reported to Suffolk Police. Detail of the scheme can be found at https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/council-news/show/automatic-number-plate-recognition-cameras-to-be-installed-in-villages-across-suffolk

Battisford PC intends to make such applications to supplement our SID. To do so requires the support of our County Councillor and residents.

Cllr Kay Oakes has kindly already pledged to support our application. We request that residents of Battisford parish also confirm their support. If you wish to do so, please email clerk@battisford-pc.gov.uk, stating your agreement, your name and address.

 You may alternatively complete the template letter available and email to clerk@battisford-pc.gov.uk.

 You can also print the letter, complete with your name and address, and hand to any parish councillor.

All personal data will be processed and held in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations (Data Protection Act 2018).

Responses would be welcome by 31 July 2021.

Thank you in anticipation.   

 Battisford Parish Council

Copy of Template letter


To;                  The Parish Clerk

                        Battisford Parish Council


 Subject;          Battisford Parish Council application for Automatic Number Plate Recognition Camera (ANPR)

 Dear Parish Clerk

I wish to confirm my/our support for the Parish Council to apply to the Suffolk Roadsafe Partnership for temporary siting of ANPR cameras in our parish.