Amongst the many changes to Suffolk Police has been the setting up of local policing teams. These are called safer neighbourhood teams or SNTs for short. For Fressingfield and the surrounding area, the SNT is based in Eye. The team has put out a newsletter which tells us about the things it has been doing in recent weeks.
The newsletter has some information about power tool thefts. For advice about preventing thefts of power tools, have a look at the team's latest leaflet.
PS In case you're wondering, ASB stands for anti-social behaviour. (I think!)
A whole new section has been added to the parish church pages about the restoration of the Father Willis Organ.
Not only will you find out what events are planned in December and beyond to raise funds for this exciting project, but there is also a report and photos about the restoration work and how the money has been raised to pay for it.
Accompanying this information is a new article about the history of the church, illustrated with some wonderful photos.
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.
Dates have been set for the annual series of 'flu immunisation clinics. Full details are in this flyer.
There remains one casual vacancy on the Parish Council following the recent co-option process. The parish council will fill the vacancy by co-option as soon as possible. If you wish to make a difference to your village and would like to be considered for this vacancy please contact the clerk at the earliest opportunity.
CA Smy, clerk to Fressingifield Parish Council
7 Norwich Road
Tel: 07817 441195
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.