We say a big thank you to Lee and Sam Annison who have served us wonderfully for 19 years at the Mace Shop here in Fressingfield. New horizons lay before them and we wish them well and hope they keep in contact with them. Also a big thank you to all the staff who over many years have been so friendly, cheerful and helpful.
A warm welcome to Roger and Clare Keen who are the new owners of the Fressingfield shop, we offer them and their four children our very best wishes for their future with us.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorist was robbed in Metfield.
The incident occurred at around 5.10am yesterday morning, Monday 11 September, on Fressingfield Road.
The victim – a man aged in his 30s – was driving his black Ford Mondeo from the direction of Metfield towards Fressingfield when he came across a Renault car stopped in the middle of the road. After waiting for a couple of minutes for the vehicle to move out of the way, the victim then got out of his car and started walking towards it, and at the same time a man got out of the other car and walked towards the victim.
At this point, the victim was then pushed from behind by another person and then pushed up against the Renault by the two suspects. He was punched and struck on the head with an object which left him dazed. The suspects then stole a quantity of cash from out of his wallet and drove off towards Fressingfield. The victim suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital for a check-up.
Anyone who saw a Renault car - believed to be dark in colour - in the area yesterday morning, or who has any information regarding this incident, is asked to contact East CID at Lowestoft on 101 quoting reference 60101/17
Fressingfield play area - A huge thank you goes out to Heidi, Martin, Katie, Maisy, James Riches who, along with baby Ollie, completed an amazing 103.4 mile sponsored cycle ride in one day. They were raising funds for new play equipment at Fressingfield play area. They cycled the Boudicca Way, to Aylsham and back. (Ollie was travelling in a trailer and James joined him when he got tired!) Heidi said it was challenging and tough but that they loved every minute of it. She is now collecting the sponsorship money promised! If you haven’t sponsored them but would like to please email email@example.com
The meeting scheduled for Wednesday 23 August to consider three planning applications for Fressingfield has been postponed. This is because the highways authority has concerns about the combined effect of these applications.
The postponement will give Suffolk County Council Highways Department time to consider the impact these developments would have on the highway network. A new date for the committee meeting has not yet been set.
On Wednesday 16 August at 09.55, a yellow JCB with teleporter was travelling in the direction from Wingfield along New Street, Fressingfield when it crashed into my builder's car. The car was parked on the road next to the scaffolding outside Rosemullion Cottage. There was a loud impact and then the JCB continued to scrape along the side of his car before driving off in the direction of the road junction and disappearing.
Thus, the driver failed to stop. My two builders couldn't read the registration plate, so the police can offer them no help. One of them gave chase in a second car but didn't know which way the JCB had travelled once it reached the village sign/junction. The builder's car was taken away and he is currently awaiting all the hassle of a claim etc.
I am wondering if anybody in Fressingfield may have seen this particular JCB driving through the village at approx 10.00 and/or could help in any way?
Pat Douglas, the new owner of Rosemullion Cottage.
Andrew Aalders-Dunthorne, the scout group leader, has written a letter explaining the latest developments with the group's proposed new HQ. A copy was posted through the door of everyone in the village. If you missed your copy, here it is.
MSDC planning committee intends to consider three applications for developments in Fressingfield at the same meeting. This is on Wednesday 23 August beginning at 9.30am. It will be at the council offices, 131 High Street Needham Market Ipswich IP6 8DL.
Fressingfield Housing Working Group has put leaflets through everyone's door, laying out their advice about what should happen next. If you missed it follow this link to read its advice.
This event, originally scheduled for 9 September has been postponed. Details in the Whats On page
The agenda for the full parish council meeting to held next Tuesday is available on the council's page.