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Village Hall receives an award

13 October 2016

 The Village Hall or Community Building award - 2016 winner

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RAF Mildenhall Consultation

19 September 2016

Forest Heath District Council are working in partnership with the Local Enterprise Partnerships, Suffolk County Council and Newmarket and District Chamber of Commerce (which covers the Mildenhall area) to develop a vision and prospectus for sustainable alternative uses for the RAF Mildenhall site. They want to know what you think of the vision and prospectus so ask that residents in the Mildenhall please take a little while to read the consultation document and fill in the survey.

Further information together with the consultation document can be found at   Deadline for responses is 11th October 2016.

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Strength and Balance classes come to Freckenham

26 July 2016

Fit Villages is launching a new Strength and Balance class, which is an evidence based Otago programme, proven to reduce the risk of falls in older people. The class will be mainly chair based and standing exercises, all of which are very gentle and suitable for people with limited mobility.   You do not need to have any experience of taking part in an exercise class and the exercises can be adapted to suit your needs. We all need to keep moving as we get older, and this is the perfect opportunity to take part in a gentle, structured and safe exercise programme locally, delivered by a qualified instructor. See Fit Villages poster.


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EU Referendum

23 May 2016

Forest Heath has published a NOTICE OF REFORENDUM   (click to view) which notes the date of the referendum and sets out the dates for applying to register by post or by proxy.

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Strictly comes to Freckenham!

15 May 2016


Following a very successful trial period FitSteps is continuing in the village hall on Wednesday evenings (6.30 to 7.30pm) with a Strictly theme.


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Asparagus at Farmers Market

11 May 2016

Freckenham fresh-cut asparagus will be on sale at the Farmers Market on Saturday 28th May at only £2.00 per bunch.

Arrive early (doors open 10.00am) not to be disappointed!

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Police and Crime Commissioner Result

7 May 2016

Mr Passmore (Conservative) was relected as Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk for the next four years. He polled 57,167 votes in the first round of the election, with Cath Pickles (Labour) securing 32,268.

But because this was below 50% of the overall votes cast, the second choice votes for the two leading candidates were counted.

UKIP’s Simon Tobin came in third with 22,094 votes, Helen Korfanty for the Liberal Democrats came fourth with 11,726 and Green party candidate Terence Carter had 7,501 votes.

Adding the second choice votes to the count, Mr Passmore totalled 68,093 votes while his Labour rival achieved 41,631.

Following his re-election, Mr Passmore said it was “fantastic and deeply humbling.”

A similar situation emerged last time with Jane Basham beating Mr Passmore in the first round, but Mr Passmore won with the help of the second choice votes.

Less than a quarter of people eligible to vote have decided on who the police and crime and commissioner in Suffolk will be, it has been announced. The turn out, at 24.47%, is a marked improvement on the first and only PCC election. In November 2012 only 16.01% went to vote.

The district with the highest percentage of voters was Ipswich — 32.85% of the electorate took part in the vote. Forest Heath had the worst turnout — with only 19.21% of those eligible to vote making their preferences heard. Stephen Baker, Suffolk Police Area Returning Officer, said: “It’s great to see an increased turnout in these elections. “I would like to say a big thanks to everyone who has worked so hard across Suffolk in supporting these elections and to all who have helped it run so smoothly.”

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ElectionPolice & Crime Commissioner

11 April 2016

The election of the Police and Crime Commissioner will take place on Thursday 5th May between 7.00am and 10.00pm if there are two or more nominations.

The Notice of Election can be seen here with details of dates for applications to be included in the Register of Electors for those who are not already registered.

The Notice of Nominations can be seen here.

Further information about the role of the Police and Crime Commissioner can be seen on the Associations web site.

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Fitsteps continuing in Freckenham

2 March 2016

The taster session of   FITSTEPS at Freckenham Village Hall was a great success and very well attended.

There will therefore be at least a further eight session on Wednesday evenings at 6.30pm. Only £5.00 a session.

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Fitsteps starting in Freckenham

19 February 2016

Come and try FitSteps at Freckenham Village Hall…as seen on Strictly Come Dancing!

FREE Taster session on Wednesday 24th February 6.30pm. This will be followed by a weekly class if there is sufficient interest.

Keen but can’t make 6.30pm? If you might be interested in a later class, let us know!


Contact Julia Cragie 07542518470/ Maddy Knox 07825790832/

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