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Annual Parish Meeting

8 April 2019

Annual Parish Meeting

Annual Parish Meeting 2019

Tuesday 30th April 2019


Sancroft Hall


The Annual Parish Meeting on Tuesday 30th April 2019, 7pm at Sancroft Hall will operate slightly differently this year. Reports from the Clubs, Societies and Organisations will be submitted in advance for the Parish to read, and then questions can be asked at the meeting. Some groups may also choose to have a presentation as well, which will be in the second part of the meeting.

The reports can be found at and will be available to read prior to the meeting.

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Notice of Uncontested Election

5 April 2019

Notice of Uncontested Election

The deadline for election pack returns has been and gone, and as Fressingfield is a 13 seat Parish Council, for a Poll to occur on May 2nd there requires there to be at least 13 + 1 parishioners standing. As only 10 persons stood for election, there was an uncontested election and results are as follows:

Uncontested election 2019

There are still 2 meetings left of the current council, April 16th – Full Council and the Annual Parish Meeting on 30th April.

A new Chairman & Vice Chairman will be elected at our May Meeting.


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Roadworks - B1116 Harleston Hill

2 April 2019

B1116 Harleston Hill, Fressingfield - Rumseys Arch Partial Bridge Reconstruction - April 2019

Further to the cancellation of the bridge reconstruction last year, the works have been rescheduled to begin during the second half of this week and will continue until 7 June 2019. We would like to apologise for the short notification of these works.

To facilitate the reconstruction, the traffic management will be phased. The road at the site will be reduced to a single lane and controlled by temporary traffic signals for the majority of the work. However, road closures for certain operations will be in place on the following dates;

B1116 Harleston Hill, between New Street/Stradbroke Road Junction to Mill Lane

20:00 Thursday 4th April to 06:00 Friday 5th April

20:00 Friday 10th May to 06:00 Monday 13th May

For the duration of these closures, vehicles will be diverted via B1116 Harleston Hill/Laxfield Road, B1117 Laxfield Road, B1118 Queen Street, Chickering Road, Lower Oakley, A140, A143 Bungay Road, Wells Lane and vice versa.

Vehicular access to and from your property will be maintained at all times.

Please note that pedestrian access through the site,(while the traffic is controlled by signals) will be maintained during working hours only (07:30 - 17:00) as pedestrians will need to be escorted through the site to ensure safe passage.

There will be no pedestrian access through the site during the road closures, outside of working hours and weekends.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours Faithfully,

James Prime

Senior Structures Design Technician

Click to view PDF of Letter here


Diversion Map has been provided - Click below to view as full screen PDF

Rumsey Arch Bridge Fressingfield Diversion


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Fressingfield Neighbourhood Development Plan - Public Consultation

2 April 2019

Fressingfield Neighbourhood Development Plan

Reg.14 Consultation (29th March 2019 – 17th May 2019)

The draft Fressingfield Neighbourhood Plan is out for public consultation and we want your comments. The public consultation runs from 29th March 2019 and will run for 7 weeks ending at midnight on 17th May 2019. Responses received after the closing date/time may not be considered. Please use the response form to submit comments about the pre-submission draft Plan. We would prefer receiving responses using the form, which is available to download from the web site - If this is not possible then please complete a paper copy. Further copies are available on request.

Please submit your completed form in one of the following ways:

1) Email as an attachment to

2) Hand deliver as a paper copy to any of the following drop off locations:

  • The Village Stores;
  • The Swan Inn;
  • Church of St Peter and Paul Church;
  • Sancroft Hall;
  • Sports and Social Club;
  • The Fox and Goose;
  • The Medical Centre (view the plan only; no drop off).

The documents being consulted on may be viewed at these locations, or at


A huge thank you to the little over 100 people that came out over the two consultation days held in the Sancroft Hall. The deadline for responses is May 17th, so there is still time to have a look at all the material and form a response to help shape the Parish of Fressingfield for the next 20 years.

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Village Improvement Morning

19 March 2019

Village Improvement Morning – Saturday 6th April 2019

Fressingfield Parish Council invites volunteers to aid in 4 projects –

  • Help install wooden posts on green around Phone Box
  • Restore Path from Phone Box down to the Swan Inn to full width
  • Aid in ground works within Cemetery on Stradbroke Road
  • Help trim hedgerow at Playingfield

Muster at Sancroft Hall 9:30am Sharp, bring tools and protective gear!

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Fressingfield Parish Council - Elections

28 February 2019

We are after more Councillors -

Our 5th March Meeting will allow prospective new members to get an election pack, ahead of the elections in May. If you would like to know more, please get in touch with one of your Parish Councillors, contact the Clerk, or see our website: for more information.

***   Tuesday March 5th, 2019 7:30pm - 8pm   ***

Come to Sancroft Hall and collect an Election Pack 

we need you


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Attempted burglary – Fressingfield

28 January 2019

Police are appealing for witnesses to an attempted burglary in Fressingfield. 

It happened in the early hours on Friday 25 January at a property on Laxfield Road. 

The occupant reported being woken by hearing activity outside in the garden of the victim’s property near to an outbuilding.  The suspects then shone a torch towards the house making it impossible for any description of the individuals. 

It is being linked to an incident that took place at about 2am where police received a report of two people in tracksuits, one wearing grey and one in dark blue with their faces covered by hoods, looking into cars in a car park area in Fressingfield.

Anyone who has knowledge of either incident should contact Suffolk Constabulary on 101, quoting crime reference 37/4825/19 or use the online crime reporting link -

Police advice on a variety of subjects can be accessed via

To report something, or to otherwise contact Police, use the link 

To report something anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit

Alternatively call 101 for non-urgent matters.

Always call 999 in emergencies, or if an immediate police response is required.


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Upcoming Road Closure - Jan 31st

15 January 2019

Fressingfield Road, Metfield - Vegetation Removal – January 2019

Suffolk Highways be cutting back the hedge and vegetation along Fressingfield Road, Metfield from the junction with Skinners Lane to the junction with Hunters Lane.

Location: Outside The Gables on Fressingfield Road, Metfield.

The work is planned to be carried out on Thursday 31st January 2019 and will continue for 1 working day, during the hours of 8:30am and 3:30pm. The road will be temporarily closed to through traffic for the duration of the works. The times and dates of works may change depending on the weather conditions. If they do change, we will let you know by updating the information signs on site.

Access to properties and businesses within the site will be available. This will be controlled by staff on site and if access is required please approach a member of staff who will provide access as soon as it is safe to do so.

During the period of the closure, traffic will be diverted via;

C504 – B1123 – C503 – B1116 – C504 – C505 – C504 and vice versa.

Access for emergency services will be maintained at all times.

These temporary traffic management measures are required to allow the works to be carried out safely and in accordance with current Health and Safety guidelines.

If you have any questions about the work, please call on: 0345 606 6171.

Highways 31 Jan

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Tree & Hedgerow Group - Parish Council

8 January 2019

At our next meeting of the Parish Council, Tuesday 15th January, we will be starting at 7pm in an effort to restart the Tree and Hedgerow group.

If you took part in the original group many years ago, or would like to volunteer to help this time around, pop down to our meeting at Sancroft Hall and join in the fun!

Trees Hedgerows A4 Poster


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‘Oh no it’s not, is it?’ Oh yes it is ... Fressingfield’s Panto!

4 January 2019

The grease paint is out, the prosthetics on order and as a plethora of items arrive at Orchard Cottage in brown boxes, it can only mean one thing... it’s ‘Panto Season’.

The Fressingfield Players will be performing Alice in Wonderland from 24 to 26 January in Sancroft Hall in this, their latest family show.

The story brings to life all the traditional characters of the Queen of Hearts, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and the March Hare. The Tweedletwins are joining them as are some special guests such as Nora Knowitall the hapless governess and a slightly scary duo, Rules and Joker! At only £8 adults & £5 children you’d be mad to miss a trip to Wonderland with these hard working players.

Get along to Mace Stores for your tickets today!

Alice In Wonderland Poster

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