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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: fressingfieldpc.org 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 - http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/report-something.

Police advice on a variety of subjects can be accessed via  https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice

To report something, or to otherwise contact Police, use the link http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us 

To report something anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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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Fit Villages Survey Results - new activities coming to Fressingfield!

3 January 2019

Following their recent village survey, the Health & Wellbeing group, sponsored by the County Council, has initiated a Walk & Talk group.

See poster for more details:

New Walking Group - 24th Jan

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Holiday Refuse Collection

10 December 2018

With the holiday season approaching, there will be some changes to the Refuse and Recycling Collections that will be undertaken. Please refer to the schedules below for more information.

Holiday Schedule 2018/19

Refuse & Recycling 2019

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Christmas Tree Recycling

30 November 2018

Holiday season is coming, and once all has been celebrated, there will be a recycling drop off area for Christmas Trees at Sancroft Hall. Keep an eye out for posters in the coming weeks!

Fressingfield Trees 2018 19

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Communities urged to secure their homes & vehicles this autumn

10 November 2018

Members of the public are being urged to increase their vigilance around home and vehicle security this autumn.


This reminder comes following a number of break-ins reported in the west and south of the county over the last month.


Dark evenings can provide the perfect cover for burglars but by carrying out a few simple crime prevention steps, householders and motorists can thwart opportunist criminals.


The force recently launched a new crime prevention initiative, known as 1st Principle, which highlights that simple, inexpensive measures can easily be undertaken by anyone in the community.


As part of the initiative, an online suite of bespoke, easy to follow crime prevention documents are available to view and download on the constabulary’s website for free. Visit: https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice/crime-prevention-z


Anyone with information about thieves operating in their area should contact Suffolk police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.




• Lock all doors and remove the keys before leaving the house.
• Keep front doors locked even when you are at home and especially if you are in the back garden.
• Close all windows fully before you leave the house, lock downstairs windows and remove the keys.
• Use window limiters to allow air in instead of keeping windows fully open, even when you’re at home.
• Install window locks on upstairs windows that can be easily accessed by a flat roof.
• Lock back gates using a sturdy lock such as a closed shackle padlock to no less than CEN 3-4 security grade or 5 lever lock.




• Make your home look lived in – use timer switches if you’re not home.
• ‘Dusk-to-dawn’ sensored security lighting is a cheap, low cost way of making sure the front of your home or shed/outbuilding is well-lit.
• Visible burglar alarms can make burglars think twice; get specialist advice and consult your insurance company.
•You could also consider installing a doorbell camera in order to potentially film an opportunist burglar in action. 
• Hedging and shrubs to the front of your property should be pruned to no higher than 1m and trim trees up from the ground to 2m. This will allow a clear line of sight across your property and will stop the garden being used as a hiding place.




• Keep your valuables, jewellery, cash, passport and deeds to your property in a safe.
• Never leave spare keys in an open place. Be aware, burglars know all the usual hiding places so never leave a spare key under the doormat or under a garden gnome.
• Keep dustbins and wheelie-bins away from fencing/gates as these can be used by thieves to climb into windows or used to escape.
• Make sure valuables are property marked. Take photographs and keep a note of any serial numbers.
• Don’t leave equipment and tools lying around that can be used by burglars to break into your home, such as hammers, shovels or gardening tools. Keep ladders locked away and out of sight.

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