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Allotments The allotments in the village, beside the village hall in Fordham Road, are owned by a charity.
Further information from the Clerk to the Trustees
Annual Parish Meeting The Parish's Annual Meeting is held during  April or May each year. Details are posted on the notice boards and in the Parish Pump.

The bus service 357 between Mildenhall and Bury St Edmunds runs twice a day Monday to Saturday, stopping in Freckenham.

The route between Mildenhall and Bury St Edmunds stops at Worlington, Freckenham, Red Lodge, Herringswell, Tuddenham, Cavenham and Risby. 

A new initiative, Connecting Communities, has been set up and can be booked by telephoning 01638 664304. (Full details at http://communities.suffolkonboard.com/my-area/forest-heath/)

Details of all services and changes and downloadable time tables can be found at  Suffolk on Board.

Details of Suffolk train times can also be found at Suffolk on Board.

Circular Walk

Freckenham has a Circular Walk which starts and finishes at Elms Farm, Elms Road. Please see map for further details.

Citizens Advice Bureau

All CAB offices are temporarily closed please visit the website below for details on how to contact if you need advice:

County Council

SCC logoThe county council is Suffolk. For contact details and name of local County Councillor see the Parish Council page.

Dentists There is a dental practice in Red Lodge and two practices in Mildenhall.
Defibrillator An external Defibrillator is available in the brick bus shelter in The Street. In an emergency dial 999 ask for Ambulance service and they will give the caller the code to open the cabinet housing the defibrillator. Someone should stay with the casualty and another run to collect the defibrillator from the cabinet using the code given. On return to the casualty open the case and follow the instructions. A paramedic and/or ambulance will have been alerted.
District Council


The district council is West Suffolk - 01284 763233.
Web site http://www.westsuffolk.gov.uk/.

For the district council Councillor contact see the Parish Council page.


There is a surgery in Mildenhall, The Market Cross Surgery (01638  713109).

and a surgery in Red Lodge , Reynard Surgery (01638  552211).

Electricity Power Cut

UK Power Networks maintain the electricity supply. To report a power cut, or other electrical supply problem, dial 0800 31 63 105 or 0333 32 32 105 from a mobile.

For any power cut enquiries customers can contact UK Power Networks 24 hours a day by visiting www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk for the latest update.

Emergency Plan The village Emergency Plan can be viewed here.
West Suffolk Local Information Search Facility If you log into the following link http://www.westsuffolk.gov.uk/ and click on the ‘Find My Nearest’ section in the bottom left of the page it will take you to the search facility. You can then enter an address and a range of useful information will appear about Planning, Waste and Recycling, Health, Highways, Education and Democracy; all relevant to that locality.
Newsletter The Parish  Council publishes a newsletter — Parish Pump — three times a year and this is delivered to every household in the parish. The newsletter is free. Limited advertising can be accepted. See attached for advertising rates.  All enquires to the Clerk of the Parish Council.
Newspapers Delivered News of Sittingbourne TERMINATED their daily delivery of national and local  newspapers on 31st May 2014. Contact them on 01622 719446.
Cambridge News delivered daily during the afternoon. For details Cambridge News delivery page.
Oil - Community Buying Scheme Community Buying by Community Action Suffolk Ltd (CAS) which is a social enterprise that will reduce the cost of your heating oil each time you place an order. Full details of the scheme please visit their website.
Parish Council The Parish Council is made up of five members with scheduled meetings every other month (May, July, September, November, January and March). See Parish Council page for full information with names and contact details of councillors and dates of meetings with agendas and minutes of past meetings.

Policing in the village is undertaken by the Mildenhall SNT (Safer Neighbourhood Team).

For full information see their web page

Recreation Area The Parish Council has a recreation field with access off Chippenham Road and a pedestrian access beside the Lee Brook off The Street. Considerable improvement work was finalised in September 2015 with the addition of further children play equipment and some adult fitness equipment and an all-weather circular path. See the Recreation Ground page for full details.
Refuse Collection

The bins are emptied by West Suffolk Council every Thursday alternating between the blue and black bins weekly.

Collection of garden waste in the brown bins is no longer a statutory service, but the service can be provided for an annual charge. 

Further information can be found on the West Suffolk Council's website.  


Street Lighting The majority of the street lights are owned by the Parish Council (excluding those in Shores Close and some in East View). If any light is not working, or remains on during the day, please report the this on the Suffolk County Council website reporting tool.
Suffolk Trusted Traders List of Trusted Traders prepared by Suffolk and  Norfolk Trading Standards. Click on link to see note on how to avoid rogue traders and visit Suffolks Trading Standards website.
Vegetable and Egg Stalls There is an a booth on Fordham Road which stocks eggs and some seasonal produce and there is also an egg stall on Mortimer Lane.
Village Hall Available for meetings, functions, parties, weddings etc. See Village Hall page for full details and programmed special and weekly events.