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.
Film Nights are back
The next film night is Friday 1st March
FRECKENHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
Consultation on our draft Neighbourhood Plan was held for 6 weeks ending on 4 December 2023.
See the Neighbourhood Plan page to view the Draft Plan.
Are you finding it difficult to use public transport?
Connecting Communities is available for those who find it difficult to use public transport.
Our service enable passengers to travel locally, for example to visit friends and relatives, attend medical appointments or take a trip to the shops. Access education and workplaces, linking with other scheduled services.
There is a central phone number, Booking line is open Monday to Friday 8am until 4pm.
Call 01638 664304
We are here to assist with any journeys that you are finding difficult to do using public transport – perhaps you have mobility issues or there simply is no service available where you live.
Our team will look to see if they can offer a transport solution.
Connecting Communities operates Monday to Saturday 7 am until 7 pm
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 - email@example.com
The village hall is listed in the Suffolk Business Directory
MEET UP MONDAY
organised by the Rural Coffee Caravan
Meet Up Monday is at the Village Hall
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.
The Coffee Caravan visits will start from 2nd April 2024.
Visits are on the first Tuesday
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
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 please see update from Anglian Water dated November 2022.
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.
All details concerning the Sunnica Energy Farm Scheme can now be found on the
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:
The Parish Council requests that, for residents’ safety, they carry out litter picking from established paths and in recreation areas only.
Now replaced by Circuits
- see Weekly Events page.
Classes on a Wednesday.
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 a mixed abilities class
Full information on the Village Hall Weekly Events page.
Table Tennis has restarted.
Amateurs to professionals, all are welcome!
See the Weekly Events page for details
The Coffee Caravan will be back in the village for the 2024 season.
Dates to e published.
Anyone & everyone welcome!
Their visits are in the East View Car Park from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.
CLASSES HELD ON A MONDAY
See the Weekly Events page for details.
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.
REMINDER FROM CITIZENS ADVICE IN NEWMARKET
SOME FORTHCOMING EVENTS IN THE VILLAGE:
The Farmers' and Craft Market See the Special Events page for full details for dates in 2024.
(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.