Information about the Village, the Parish Council and events in the Village Hall
In the following pages are outlined a brief history of the parish; a history of the Grade II* listed church and a note of church services; details of the Parish Council including meeting dates, agendas, minutes and Freedom of Information publication scheme; local information and an outline of the facilities in the village hall and details of the many activities in the hall which include professional theatre productions as well as weekly events.
FRECKENHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
A questionnaire is the next stage in the public consultation, the survey is very important to understand the views of the village.
The questionnaire and further information can be found following this link.
There will now NOT be a poll in the elections on 2nd May, due to only four candidates for the 5 available seats.
Four of the existing councillors have put themselves forward for the five seats - so the new council will co-opt to fill the one vacancy.
If anyone is interested in being considered then please see notice of vacancy for further information
Important Information for people on the Housing Register in Forest Heath.
Home Link has asked all users to re-register for the service between 1st and 28th February 2019.
If you did not re-register during this time, you will not be able to bid for properties when the new IT supplier takes over from April.
For further information and to re-register visit Home Link Website http://www.home-link.org.uk/
ROADWORKS IN FRECKENHAM
Contractors have given notice that
Freckenham will be affected by further closures. Road names and dates are listed below.
Fordham Road, Freckenham
The Street, Freckenham
From 04/03/19 to 30/03/19
This work has been completed early and Section 2 is starting on 25th March.
The Street, Freckenham (from junction with Chippenham Road) overlap (local diversion available)
Mildenhall Road, Freckenham
Freckenham Road, Worlington
The Street, Worlington
From 30/03/19 to 01/06/19
Welcome to the new Clerk
On the 1st February Jadi Coe took over from Hilary Gurner as the Clerk to the Parish Council.
Film Night is on the first Friday of each month.
The film to be shown on 3rd May is Mary Poppins Returns and on 7th June is The Favourite.
See the Film Nights page for full details.
As we say "if we don’t move it, we lose it”, so we have brought Move it or Lose it classes to Freckenham! Delivered by a qualified Instructor, these fun-filled and low-impact exercise to music classes aim to get people moving whilst improving strength, balance and flexibility. Suitable for everyone in particular the 40+ and no experience required! now a weekly session - see Weekly Events page.
Strength and Balance classes have now become FABS (Flexibility, Aerobic health, Balance and Strength) classes - as before on THURSDAYS starting at 2.00 pm. Full details on the Weekly Events page.
CHOOSE YOUR PILATES COURSE
Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the whole human body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong powerhouse, and improving coordination and balance.
THURSDAYS with Rosie Trull with 2 classes:-
9.30-10.30am for intermediate/mixed ability
10.45-11.45am for beginners/more gentle exercise
FRIDAYS with Julie Craig
11.00am - 12 noon.
or attend both!
Full information on the Village Hall Weekly Events page.
Come for an enjoyable Tuesday evening at Table Tennis. Amateurs to professionals, all are welcome! See the Weekly Events page for details.
Suffolk County Council is implementing changes to its School Travel Policy for Statutory School age children taking effect from September 2019.
Action is required!!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO LISTEN TO CHILDREN READ
Can you spare an hour or two a week to listen to children read in your local primary school? Schoolreaders is looking for more volunteers locally to carry out this important role.
The Coffee Caravan are back in the village in 2019.
Their visits to the East View Car Park are on Tuesday:
2nd April in Village Hall because of Worlington Road closure
2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
REMINDER FROM CITIZENS ADVICE IN NEWMARKET
SOME FORTHCOMING EVENTS IN THE VILLAGE:
In April Farmers' and Craft Market is on the 27th. Also in April (26th) there will be an entertaining evening looking at the life of a free-lance musician Travels with my Cello.
(Full details of all events on Special Events page)
The first Friday of each month is FILM NIGHT in the village hall. Coming in May Mary Poppins Returns. Full details can be seen on the Film Nights page under the village hall heading.
And further entertainment is always being planned!
See the village hall page for full details of all events in the hall and the church page for full details of services and events at the Church.
The Parish Council has undertaken considerable improvements to the RECREATION GROUND with an all-weather circular path and equipment for all ages. The whole of the cost of the works has been funded from various outside sources.
For full details see the Recreation Ground page.