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Robbery at local shop

3 April 2020


Police are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery at a convenience shop in Fressingfield.

Officers were called shortly before 7.20pm on Wednesday 1 April, to reports that a robbery had just taken place at Mace Stores in New Street.

A man brandishing a knife entered the premises and threatened staff, before stealing a quantity of cash, cigarettes and alcohol. No one was harmed during the incident.

The suspect is described as white, aged in his late 20s to early 30s, approximately 5ft 7in tall and of slim build. He was wearing a black hooded top and had his face covered.

Detectives are appealing for anyone with information about this incident to come forward. They are also asking anyone who was driving in the area between 6.30pm and 8pm yesterday evening and who may have captured dashcam footage of any vehicles travelling through to get in touch.

Detective Inspector Matt Adams said: "Unfortunately there have now been a number of similar robberies to this one over the past 10 days across the county and we understand that this will be causing concern for employees and business owners alike.

"I would like to reassure all those people affected that we are working extremely hard to detect who is responsible for these offences, with our teams gathering forensic evidence and pursuing a number of leads, which have resulted in us making several arrests.

"Local communities can be of great assistance to us by being our eyes and ears – especially at the moment while the majority of people are at home. Please be vigilant and report anything to us that you believe to be suspicious.

"Any businesses that feel they would benefit from advice on crime prevention and additional security measures are urged to contact their local Safer Neighbourhood Team for assistance.

"Officers are actively patrolling throughout communities in Suffolk, and we are determined to do everything we can to protect the public, key workers and businesses.”

Information on how to contact your local policing team can be found on our website here: https://imsva91-ctp.trendmicro.com:443/wis/clicktime/v1/query?url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.suffolk.police.uk%2fyour%2darea&umid=160B933B-A24D-C705-A5E0-50A6ECEB3A2C&auth=76a36a0301cf7179612a4414203a61368905a968-8c5fab57af9dfb9508c3500c6c4966d47432ab78

Any witnesses to this crime, or anyone with information or dashcam footage, are asked to contact East CID at Lowestoft Police Station, quoting reference: 19207/20.

Website – https://imsva91-ctp.trendmicro.com:443/wis/clicktime/v1/query?url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.suffolk.police.uk%2fcontact%2dus%2fexisting%2dreport%2dupdate&umid=160B933B-A24D-C705-A5E0-50A6ECEB3A2C&auth=76a36a0301cf7179612a4414203a61368905a968-4ddea68d1cfe381a74b78d8843ca7435af358ea0

Email – EastCID@suffolk.pnn.police.uk

Phone – Call 101

Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: https://imsva91-ctp.trendmicro.com:443/wis/clicktime/v1/query?url=www.crimestoppers%2duk.org&umid=160B933B-A24D-C705-A5E0-50A6ECEB3A2C&auth=76a36a0301cf7179612a4414203a61368905a968-bb04a2ba0d1310959b81eabc6cc16416e6e347cf

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.

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What's happening to support the parishioners of Fressingfield?

23 March 2020

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The Parish Council is working on a comprehensive scheme to support villagers who are self-isolating.

This scheme will be launched in the next couple of days with a flyer delivered to each household. Look out for updates on this website, the parish council website (https://fressingfieldpc.org) and on Nextdoor.

Fressingfield Stores (01379 588188) is able to do local deliveries and The Swan (01379 586280) is able to do takeaways, as is The Fox and Goose (through their website).

The scheme:-

First things first - Can you be a volunteer?

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Next - If you are staying at home because of the outbreak, you can get neighbourly help if you need it.

You may be a person who is self-isolating because you or someone in your house has got the virus. Perhaps you are in one of the vulnerable groups and have decided not to go out and about.

Either way, don't worry because volunteers are ready and eager to offer their assistance. Already 50 people have responded to this call for volunteers.

Soon, you will get a card posted through your door that looks like this


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The name and contact details will be the person coordinating help just in your part of the parish. Phone them or email them. That person is waiting to hear from you so help can be organised.

Finally (for now!) an aide memoire for anyone organising 'working at home'.

Working from Home and Staying Productive

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Annual Parish meeting 2020

21 March 2020


Fressingfield PC


which would normally take place in April has been postponed for at least a month. 


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Parish council vacancies

21 March 2020

Due to recent resignations, the parish council needs to fill three vacancies. Please see contact the clerk to the council, Andy Parris, for more details.

Email clerk.fresspc@gmail.com or phone 01379 586745.

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Parish Council's website

17 April 2018

If you are looking for the latest news about the Parish Council (meetings, actions, plans etc) it can now be found in two places. As well as maintaining a page on this site it has now developed its own site.

The new site can be found by following this link. ☞

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Borderhoppa is looking for volunteers and trustees

11 October 2017


Borderhoppa is looking for volunteers and trustees to join our vital community transport service in south Norfolk and north Suffolk.

Users of the service include the elderly, young people, community groups, the rurally isolated and those with impaired mobility.  Our door to door dial-a-ride service helps people to carry out important tasks such as attend medical appointments, go shopping, pay bills, participate in social events and visit friends and family.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer/trustee or both and supporting us we would love to hear from you.

For more information please contact Tom Clarke 01379 854800.

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