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.
There will be a Parish Council election in May 2019.
To stand as a Councillor you must qualify to stand and you must be nominated and submit a Candidate Consent form.
Important Information for people on the Housing Register in Forest Heath.
Home Link are going to be asking all users to re-register for the service between 1st and 28th February 2019. This is to ensure the information they hold for you is up-to-date and accurate before they change their IT supplier. If you do 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/
Saturday 13th April – 10.00 am
Our first litterpick last year proved such a success we have decided to make it an annual event. We collected numerous bags full of litter from the sides of our roads and under the hedges – hopefully our village looked a lot tidier for a while but now we need to do it again.
The Council will provide litter picks, hi-vis jackets and rubbish sacks, so all we need now are some enthusiastic volunteers to help fill the sacks! You should bring your own protective gloves and wear suitably sturdy footwear.
Meet at the village hall at 10.00 am to collect your equipment.
Questions? Contact Chris or Liz Green on 721197
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
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
The Street, Worlington (from junction with Isleham Road) overlap (local diversion available)
Mildenhall Road, Worlington
Worlington Road, Barton Mills
From 01/06/19 to 30/06/19
SO IF YOU ARE GOING INTO THE CENTRE OR
Welcome to the new Clerk
On the 1st February Jadi Coe took over from Hilary Gurner as the Clerk to the Parish Council.
Subscriptions are now due.
Tickets are £12.00 each (only £1.00 per month!) Application should be made by
In the week beginning the 14th January, only, FABS and MOVE IT OR LOOSE IT will be on Tuesday 15th instead of Thursday 17th See the Weekly Events page for details.
Film Night is on the first Friday of each month.
The film to be shown on 1st March is First Man and on 5th April is Bohemian Rhapsody.
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:
2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
REMINDER FROM CITIZENS ADVICE IN NEWMARKET
SOME FORTHCOMING EVENTS IN THE VILLAGE:
In February (22nd) there is a Macmillan Quiz Night followed on the 23rd by the Farmers and Craft Market. The March Farmers' and Craft Market is on the 30th followed in the evening by Cash Bingo.
(Full details of all events on Special Events page)
The first Friday of each month is FILM NIGHT in the village hall. Coming in March (1st) First Man and in April Bohemian Rhapsody. 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.