Welcome to Freckenham, Suffolk.

  

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.

 

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Christmas Wreath Workshop

Join Clemmie and Twine at the village hall for a
Christmas Wreath Workshop.

The classes will be on:

Saturday 3rd December 2.00pm

Sunday 4th December 9.30am and 2.00pm

Sunday 11h December 9.30am

Don an apron and send a few hours learning to make your own Christmas wreath.

Book via the link https://clemmieandtwine.com/event-list/

 

 

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Freckenham Village Hall were runners up

Lovely to be recognised for our work at the village hall, not bad for a village population of around 400 but we do appreciate we have supporters of the hall from the local area too! 

Jane Leitch, Secretary to Freckenham Village Hall Trustees

 

Meet Up Monday logoMEET UP MONDAY

organised by the Rural Coffee Caravan

AT THE
GOLDEN BOAR ON MONDAYS

Meet Up Monday is at The Golden Boar
from 2.00 to 3.30 pm.

Meet Up Monday for ANYONE, any age, any anything to get away from the tele. screen and meet others in ones community.

People who would not normally go into a pub alone (shyness, not wanting to appear obviously alone) will hopefully make friends in an environment where they know others are in the same boat. Then who knows? They might pop in anytime. BECAUSE they can! With luck this will complement other community activities as folk become confident and connected enough to join in.

 

It is time to get your numbers for

FRECKENHAM 100+

Subscriptions for 2022/2023 are now due (as from 1st October 2022)

Tickets are £12.00 each (only £1.00 per month!) and application should be made by 1st October 2021 with the Subscription Form which please leave in the village hall postbox.

Click to download the New Member and Existing Member subscription forms for completion

 

 

THE VILLAGE HALL

A few classes are having a break.

See the Weekly Events page for full details.


Freckenham Film Nights

WITH MANY THANKS TO THE VOLUNTEERS THIS POPULAR EVENT IS RESTARTED ON FRIDAY 7th OCTOBER.

The December Film is:

West Side Story

 


 See the Film Nights Page for full detailsd


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THE NEXT MARKET IS ON 26th NOVEMBER

with a Christmas Feel

See the Special Events page for full details

Following this market there will then be a break until 28th January 2023

If you would like to purchase on-line then

Click for the main providers at the market and their contact details


The village hall committee is urgently seeking further volunteers to undertake some of the tasks of running a successful village hall. Give it a go - get in touch with Jane Leitch either on the mobile (07542 198933) or by email - freckenhamvh@outlook.com

 

 

 

The Coffee Caravan will be back in Spring 2023

 

 Visits are on the first Tuesday
of the month.


2.00 to 4.00pm East View Car Park. 

 

It will be bring your own chair and mug they will provide the tea or coffee with an extra apology of sorry no cake this time!  But the information, familiar faces and friendly chat will be there as always!  We will also be practicing social distancing. 

https://www.facebook.com/RuralCoffeeCaravan/

 


Patience wearing thin or enjoying the abundance of extra time at home?! Are you getting a little bit fed up or bored with the regular telephone conversations with family or friends. Nothing much to talk about, you’ve said it all before in previous conversations...

Well if you would like to talk to someone different/new then why not  give Elaine or Diana at the Coffee Caravan a call?

Diana 07494 572 153

Elaine 07494 570 905

 

FRECKENHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN CONSULTATION

There will be a drop-in event/consultation at The Village Hall on Saturday 2nd July between 10.00am and 3.00pm We hope you will be able to come along and provide us with your feedback. 

See leaflet detailing the background of the plan, the potential sites for development and how to respond to the consultation with your preferred site.

 

CORONAVIRUS - COVID 19

Please visit the government website for the latest news, information and guidance in relation to COVID-19.

Including the changes during January 2022

 

 

Are you or someone you know one of the estimated 5.4 million individuals living in the UK with asthma?  Perhaps you or someone you know were diagnosed as a child and have managed the condition for years, or perhaps you or someone you know have been newly diagnosed as an adult?  How has being asthmatic affected you or the person you know?  We would like to know how easy or challenging it is to manage the condition?

Whatever your thoughts and experiences, we would welcome hearing from you. We have created a feedback questionnaire for this here below. https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Asthmafeedback/

The information you give us will be shared with Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System to help shape and improve services for people living with asthma in the area.  Responses from Waveney residents will be shared with Waveney Primary Care Networks.

Your participation is completely voluntary, your responses will be anonymous.

 

  

Vacancy on the Parish Council

There is currently a vacancy on the Parish Council following the resignation of Cllr Andrew Douch

The vacancy can now e filled by co-option, please see notice for more information.

 

 

Active Suffolk

Have recently published the second edition of their Health & Wellbeing newsletter of 2021.


In this edition, they share details of their successful virtual Fit Villages launch and inform you of how you could be involved in future projects. They share an inspirational story from one of Suffolk's local This Girl Can ambassadors regarding her 7 year battle with breast cancer, plus some top tips from Suffolk Mind on managing our mental wellbeing through movement following this months Time to Talk Day.

Click here to read the February Newsletter

 

 

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The Gramophones blast off!

 

Ever wondered what it would be like to travel through space? We need the bravest galactic explorers for a mission to investigate ANOTHER PLANET and find out if humans could survive there.

Collect important scientific samples, dodge alien invasions and delve deep underground to Astrid the Galaxy Hopper will guide you on your mission as discover more about the mysterious planet you land on as you boldly go where no child has gone before.

If so click here to see the full details for this amazing venture and find out how you can tune in.

 

 

 

image16East Anglian Film Archive (EAFA) has put together a 10 minute compilation archive film that we can watch and share to help still feel part of it. You can watch the film via EAFA’s website by following this link:
EAFA VE Day Archive Film

Presenting a snapshot of life on the home front, the film features archive material from across East Anglia and the compilation includes clips from a number of films in EAFA’s collection dating from World War II, with scenes from Aspley Guise and Woburn Sands War Weapons Week, Norwich city centre after the Baedeker raids, street parties celebrating VE Day, and more.

Full-length versions of most of the films featured can be found on the EAFA website www.eafa.org.uk, along with a variety of other films of wartime Britain, and for more information about the films or to delve deeper into the Archive’s collections, then you can contact eafa@uea.ac.uk. You can also follow EAFA on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/eastanglianfilmarchive/.

Below are two images from EAFA -

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REPORT FROM YOUR DISTRICT COUNCILLOR

CLLR BRIAN HARVEY

Each month our District Councillor sends his monthly report of which he then reports further on at the Parish Council meetings which he regularly attends.

His latest report is available here.

 

ANGLIAN WATER BEXWELL TO BURY ST EDMUNDS PIPELINE

Anglian Water will be building up to 500km of new, interconnected pipelines. The new pipelines will help them move water more freely around the region and divert it from areas of water surplus in north Lincolnshire, to the south and east of the region, where it isn’t readily available. A new 70km pipeline, known as the Bexwell to Bury St Edmunds pipeline will connect into our existing water network. The below ground pipeline will run north to south from an existing reservoir at Bexwell to an existing reservoir at Rede, to the south of Bury St Edmunds. There will be three pipeline spurs which will connect into existing infrastructure at the Isleham and Gazeley water treatment works, and the Woodditton water tower. For more information and to comment on the plans please see full update.

Latest update at May 2022

We submitted a planning application accompanied by an Environmental Statement setting out the results of an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) which was undertaken to understand the potential significant environmental effects of our work and how we plan to avoid, reduce, and mitigate them. This has been reviewed by the planning authorities and they are expected to determine the application very shortly.

 We will soon be starting preparation work along the route of the pipeline so that the main work of laying water pipes can begin. This is known as ‘enabling’ or ‘pre-construction’ work and includes setting up compounds where staff and equipment will be based and creating access for our teams to work.

Prior to this work starting we will be sending a community newsletter to the communities along the pipeline with an update. We will include yourself in the distribution list.

The main construction work which includes pipelaying is expected to start in summer 2022. 

Click here to watch a short video about their work, and here to visit their dedicated webpages.

 Anglian Water would be very happy to share more detail on their plans with you and would gladly answer any questions via email, letters, conference and telephone calls.  

You can contact them via their Customer Centre, on 03457 145145, quoting Ref 57182448 or email StrategicPipelines@anglianwater.co.uk if you have any questions or comments.  

 

 

DOG FOULING

There appears to have been a recent increase in the amount of dog fouling within West Suffolk.

If you are a dog owner or walker then you must pick up your dog's mess if it fouls in areas open to the public. This is a legal requirement as described under the Public Spaces Protection Order (Dogs) 2017. If you do not then you may be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice.

 

 

  

SUNNICA

All details concerning the Sunnica Energy Farm Scheme can now be found on the
Parish Council page under Sunnica

 

 

West Suffolk Local Plan

Poster with exhibition dates


 

LITTER PICKING FOR INDIVIDUALS

The Parish Council is aware that residents are kindly and regularly picking up litter around the village and disposing of it, something for which we are all very grateful.  

 Inspired by the efforts of a young volunteer litter picker in the village, the Parish Council has started a scheme for individuals who wish to carry out litter picking with the support of the Parish Council. Litter pickers who make themselves known to the Parish Council by contacting the Clerk in advance will receive:

 Guidance leaflets from West Suffolk Council on litter picking and COVID-19 safety:

  • A copy of the risk assessment covering the litter picking scheme.

  • Cover under the Parish Council’s Public Liability insurance, as a volunteer carrying out litter picking on behalf of the Parish Council.

    • Please request further details if needed, and note this cover is only available to volunteers who make themselves known to the Clerk in advance.

  • (optional) Help to arrange equipment on long-term loan from West Suffolk Council, including:

    • A high-visibility gilet

    • A long-handled litter picker

    • A supply of specially-marked black (general) and blue (recycling) rubbish bags to be placed beside the same coloured domestic wheelie bin on refuse collection day. Usually, bags beside wheelie bins are not collected, but these marked bags allow litter pickers to dispose of the rubbish without taking space in their own domestic wheelie bins.

 The Parish Council requests that, for residents’ safety, they carry out litter picking from established paths and in recreation areas only. 

Film Nights have started again from the beginning of October 2022. See the Film Night page for full details

Film Night is on the first Friday of each month.

For further information on future films during 2022 see the Film Nights page for full details.

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- see Weekly Events page.


FitStepslogoTwo classes now on a Wednesday.

Full details on the Weekly Events page.


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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 a mixed abilities class

Full information on the Village Hall Weekly Events page.


TableTennisTable Tennis is restarting on Tuesday 22nd March.   Amateurs to professionals, all are welcome! See the Weekly Events page for details

The Coffee Caravan is back in the village


Anyone & everyone welcome!

Their visits are in the East View Car Park from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

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TWO SESSIONS PER WEEK

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.

Click here for full details

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.

If so click here for full details and contact email/telephone number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 REMINDER FROM CITIZENS ADVICE IN NEWMARKET

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SOME FORTHCOMING EVENTS IN THE VILLAGE:

The Farmers' and Craft Market has restarted. See the Special Events page for full details

(Full details of all events on Special Events page)

The first Friday of each month is FILM NIGHT in the village hall. 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.