Welcome to Freckenham, Suffolk.

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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.



 Weekly events are, at the present, greatly curtailed because of the lockdown.

A few classes are continuing via Zoom or similar so

See the Weekly Events page for full details




If you would like to purchase on-line then

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

Many of them are doing New Year offers so do check.

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 - freckenhamvillagehall@btconnect.com



Please see leaflet from West Suffolk Council detailing changes to bin collection days.

Don't forget your bin should be put out by 6:15am on the day of collection.




organised by the Rural Coffee Caravan


Meet Up Monday will be at The Golden Boar
from 2.30 to 4.00pm.

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.



The Rural Touring Dance Initiative has lined up a series of fantastic filmed dance performances that are available for you to watch via the link below for free, for a limited time during October, as well as the opportunity to register for artist Q&A sessions!    

Make sure you don't miss out on 'The Head Wrap Diaries' by the brilliant Uchenna Dance, which is available to watch now until Thursday 22nd October!






Subscriptions for 2020/2021 are now due (as from 1st October 2020)

Click to download the subscription form for completion


The Coffee Caravan will be back on the road!


The next visit will be

April 2021

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. 





Parish Council Vacancy

Following the resignation of Cllr Paul Brooks, a vacancy on the Parish Council has arisen.

West Suffolk Council have issued a Notice of Vacancy.

West Suffolk Council have now confirmed  that an election was not requested by 10 electors, and therefore the vacancy can be filled by co-option.

The Parish Council hope to co-opt at the next scheduled meeting on 11th January 2021. See advert to fill vacancy for details on how to apply to be considered for co-option.



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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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




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For full details of many local organisations that are willing to deliver -
Flowers, Plants, Meat, Pies, Chocolate, Local Honey, Preserves and Chutneys and more!!

Go to the Village Hall page, Special Events, to see a link to the main providers and their contact details






West Suffolk Council have advised the following:

Garden Fires – please don’t burn – do your bit by being aware that those around you may be self-isolating, have respiratory issues or can’t escape the effects of burning by leaving the house. Compost your garden waste or store it safely until normal disposal services resume. And never burn plastics or household rubbish which release polluting and toxic compounds. Burning trade waste is illegal. For information on ways to reduce, reuse and recycle waste visit www.suffolkrecycling.org.uk





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.

The Suffolk Resilience Forum who are working to tackle the spread of the virus in the county have issued a letter with the #stickwithit which is available to view here.




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

Please see the latest statement dated 16th April from Cllr John Griffiths, leader at West Suffolk Council, detailing how the District Council are working to support businesses and communities.



Details of the Freckenham Neighbourhood Plan can be found on the Neighbourhood page.

Please note the deadline for the Neighbourhood Plan questionnaire in regards to employment changes and working from home is 31st August 2020.

For further information see the Neighbourhood Plan page.





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




Film Nights

Film Night is on the first Friday of each month.

As from March 2020 all film nights have been suspended.

See the Film Nights page for full details.

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   Move it or Lose it Logo 1As 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.

fabs logoStrength 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.



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.

TableTennisCome for an enjoyable Tuesday evening at Table Tennis. Amateurs to professionals, all are welcome! See the Weekly Events page for details

The Coffee Caravan is back in the village in 2021

Anyone & everyone welcome!

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

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There will be no further sessions after
Friday 31st January 2020

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!!



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









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The Farmers' and Craft Market will hold their CHRISTMAS MARKET at the village hall. 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.