Join the Big Quiz at the Baptist Chapel on Saturday 16th November, 6pm for 6.30pm.
Over 1600 venues around the country are quizzing to raise money for TearFund on this evening.
Coffee/tea and in the interval. Raffle.
Teams of up to 6. Adults £5, children and students just £2.50.
No need to book, just turn up on the night or call Mark Rawding on 01379 588062.
Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th December at the parish church. Organised with Fressingfield Primary School and the Parish Council, around 30 businesses and organisations in the village will be decorating trees in a theme related to their activity. There will be refreshments and a gift stall. Entry is free but donations will be welcomed for a new village charity, the Fressingfield Family Trust.
Thursday 5th December, 11am to 5pm
Friday 6th December, 10am to 5pm
Saturday 7th December, 10am to 5pm
Sunday 8th December, 12noon to 3pm
Contact Virginia Skoyles on 07900 350117
Within the Village Improvement Plan, drainage matters in the centre of the village have the highest priority. Having previously met with Anglian Water representatives, councillors had another planned meeting this week. With the events of October 1st and 6th (when ‘hydraulic overload’ was experienced due to the equivalent of a month’s rainfall in around 4/6hours), the urgency for further action has very much increased. This exceptional rainfall, experienced by several villages/locations across the region, is said to constitute a once in 50 years event.
The egress of greywater from manholes is seriously unsatisfactory and every effort is to be made to stop it. The involvement of Anglian Water, Suffolk Highways, the Environment Agency, Environmental Health (MSDC), the Parish Council and parishioners is critical for success in this. To promote this, the Parish Council meeting on Nov 19th will consider these matters.
The areas of concern remain
The capacity of the sewerage system for existing properties in the centre of the village - pipework and discharge
Use of the of the greywater system to manage surface water from driveways, roofs and hard surfaces. This would seem to apply to older properties in the centre of the village. (Recent/future developments have surface water management measures within the properties.)
Management of highways water into the Beck from roads that feed into the watercourse, perhaps also field run-off under certain weather conditions.
Capacity issues of the Beck for surface water, constrictions and riparian responsibility of landowners/property owners.
Actions already committed to
Anglian Water is undertaking a village wide visual survey (3 days) of properties and drainage network to begin to identify the points at which surface water gets into the greywater system. Interim report for Nov 19th, a more detailed report to follow.
An online survey to provide additional data on surface water management, where properties have appropriate rebates/payments to offset surface water management needs.
Contacts with other agencies to generate the fullest understanding so that an action plan is comprehensive and cohesive.
Development of a positive, sponsored scheme for water butt, surface water soakaways and small pond construction for individual properties in the village. These to hold back water away from the network.
Proposed regime to maintain safer water management off the highways i.e. roadside clearance of debris and run-off supervision.
Pumping station maximised capacity to approx. 20 litres per second. (Harleston Hill)
Promotion of reporting of flood issues by parishioners to relevant agencies i.e. Anglian Water, Suffolk Highways, Environment Agency, etc
A detailed report from AW with recommended actions. Comparable reporting and recommendations from other agencies to produce a complete, comprehensive and funded action plan and provision for this to be achieved.
Provision for self-help scheme for Fressingfield central properties to, in part, mitigate the problems of Low Road and the risk to the whole community.
Consideration of climate change issues as relevant.
Management of expectations within exceptional climatic events.
Installation of a sewerage plant in Fressingfield itself.
A sealed sewerage system and its consequences.
Please do join us on Nov 19th to engage with improvements being sought to safeguard living in Fressingfield. Anglian Water are positively engaged through Nigel Minter, who will attend but there are plainly some actions that we, as Fressingfielders, can take to reduce such occurrences in the future.
Chair, Fressingfield Parish Council
The meeting of the Fressingfield Parish Council has been moved from Tuesday 20th August 2019 - Wednesday 28th August 2019.
The meeting in September will proceed on the usual schedule of third Tuesday of the month
Police are appealing for witnesses following reports from local residents hearing a disturbance at the local Sports and Social hall in the village.
On Sunday evening 21st July, at 11.40pm offender(s) have forced a gate to gain access to the club site. Three tables were turned over, waste bins had been knocked over emptying the contents in the field, and two windows were smashed.
Can you help?
Anyone with information should contact police, quoting crime reference 37/42941/19 –
Website – complete an online report update here
Email – PC 909 Hudson – William.HUDSON1@suffolk.pnn.police.uk
Crimestoppers – anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online here
Phone – call 101
Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999
As Latitude 2019 approaches, police are asking those visiting the festival to think about their safety and the security of their possessions ahead of their arrival on the site.
The music and arts festival takes place between Thursday 18 and Sunday 21 July this year and police are urging those visiting to plan ahead to ensure they enjoy the event and have a crime-free experience.
The number of people attending the event each year means Latitude has a population equivalent to the size of a small town and, with the setting, the chance to see a variety of acts, and a relaxed atmosphere it can be easy to forget about safety and security. This can make it attractive to those keen to take advantage of visitors lowering their guard.
While only a small number of incidents were reported to police last year – mainly thefts - officers are keen to ensure crime on the site remains low again this year.
The main crime at music festivals across the UK tends to be thefts from tents on campsites. Phones, laptops, tablets and cash are typically the most stolen items. In previous years there have been a number of such offences, many on the first night of the festival when it’s likely that criminals target tents on the assumption that those camping are settling in, have not made plans for their security and may have withdrawn cash to see them through the weekend.
Other thefts have occurred while festivalgoers had their attention diverted while they were watching performances. This included instances where people had camera equipment stolen from near their feet, thefts from bags that were being carried and items stolen from pockets.
You should also bear in mind your personal safety. Meeting new people can be a fun part of the festival experience but going off alone with someone you’ve just met, particularly if alcohol is also involved, can also make you vulnerable.
With this in mind, police are asking you to think about security before you head to the site and to consider a few simple pieces of advice that should help to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable time.
You are asked to report any suspicious activity to security or stewards on site or, in an emergency, if you believe a crime is in progress, dial 999.
Police are also reminding motorists that there may be some delays on the A12 near Henham as thousands of festival goers flock to the site. While measures put in place on the site last year saw a dramatic reduction in the traffic delays experienced in previous years, particularly on the Thursday and Friday afternoon and evenings, there is still the possibility that traffic will be slow-moving along the A12, particularly between Yoxford and the site.
Police are advising drivers to leave extra time for your journey and if you can avoid the area please do so. If you’re heading to the site you may also wish to consider public transport options, as buses are laid on from local railway stations to the site.
For more information and advice visit www.suffolk.police.uk and follow us on Twitter @SuffolkPolice or join us on Facebook www.facebook.com/suffolkpolice for everything from road traffic updates to advice when you arrive.
Important changes to Suffolk's recycling
Make sure you're up to speed with some important changes to the way we recycle in Suffolk.
Over the coming months the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Gt Blakenham, where recycling collected from Suffolk households is sorted, will be undergoing a major refurbishment. This work follows a new contract for the operation of Suffolk’s countywide network of 11 Recycling Centres and will result in a state-of-the-art facility for Suffolk, with the latest mechanical and optical sorting equipment.
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