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Parish Council wants your views

30 March 2017

The Parish Council wants the views of all residents about the village and how it could develop. A survey was posted through everyone's door with Six Sense, this month. The survey covers many aspects of village life and how it could develop over the next 10 years. It is your opportunity to have a say and have an influence.

Please complete it and return it to the village shop, or Garry Deeks, The Old Manse, Laxfield Road or Dave Wheeler 2 Post Mill Lane or any other Parish Councillor by April 14th, 2017.

 

If you want any additional copies of the survey, it can be downloaded here and then printed off.

 

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Allotments in Fressingfield?

6 March 2017

1fe2f9af52c991fd541243c5b8bf2030 walpole allotments allotment clipart 298 184Parish councils have a responsibility to consider providing allotments if there is a local demand for them. There is an open meeting of the Fressingfield Community Gardeners on Monday 20  March to discuss whether there is a demand in Fressingfield. The guest speaker will be Karen Kenny, the President of the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners.

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Changes at the Fressingfield Branch of the RBL

5 March 2017

rbllogo colDue to family commitments, Ben Symonds is standing down from his position as welfare officer of the branch. From now on any welfare issues should be addressed to Chrissie Kitchen on 01986 798764. Any person who has completed one week paid service in any of the armed forces or reserves, and their dependants qualify for Legion assistance in times of need. This includes those who were called up for compulsory National Service.


We cover a very large area, seven+ villages, and quite often we don't know who has and has not served in the military. If you know of any person who fits the conditions and is in need of assistance or even a friendly chat with one of our visitors, then let Chrissie or any Legion member know the
details and we will take it from there.

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Final total from the New Year's Day Sponsored Dog Walk

5 March 2017

We are delighted to report that since our report in the February issue of Six Sense, the sum donated following the New Year’s Day Dog Walk has reached £2054!

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Foodbank donations

5 March 2017

Foodbank WaveneyFressingfield Methodist Church. Thanks for donations over the last three months for the Foodbank. During this time, 88.9kg of food was donated, which provided 89 meals.

The chapel is currently open for donations to the Waveney Foodbank and as a Quiet Space from 10am to dusk. More details about Foodbank Projects can be found at www.trusselltrust.org/foodbank-projects

Food bank donations can also be made at All Saints’ Church, Mendham and at Metfield village store.

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Flood reporting

22 February 2017

During the winter and early spring months, flooding can cause persistent and damaging issues for local communities. Despite the disruption this can cause, it can also be quite difficult to know who to report flooding to since there can be a number of different organisations (known as flood risk management authorities) who might have responsibility or involvement in an incident.

Therefore, Flood and Water Management at Suffolk County Council has created the Report a flood in Suffolk webpage. This helps to inform users which organisation they should report their flood to, and provides links to make this process as simple as possible. Historically, flooding tends to go under-reported due to the fear of an increase in insurance costs, but a new government scheme known as Flood Re has helped to significantly reduce the burden on homeowners. You can find more information on Flood Re here. So if you are aware of any areas which may have suffered from flooding, we would encourage you to use our reporting tool and make the relevant risk management authorities aware.

You can also find plenty more information on a number of different flooding and drainage issues (such as ditches, highway drainage, and the responsibilities of private owners) on our website: www.suffolk.gov.uk/flooding. you do have any specific questions you would like to put to the Flood and Water Management Team please feel free to contact me, and I will ensure that we answer to the best of ability.

If you have any specific questions you would like to put to the Flood and Water Management Team please feel free to contact me, and I will ensure that we answer to the best of ability.

Tom Mann. Flood & Water Project Officer. Email: Tom.Mann@suffolk.gov.uk

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Vacancy for a Parish Councillor

9 February 2017

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There is a vacancy on the Parish Council following the resignation of Councillor Keith Wykes.  The Parish Council wishes to 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.

 Carol Smy, clerk to Fressingfield Parish Council.  clerkfpc@thesmys.com

 

 

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Safer Neighbourhood Teams - What does all this mean?

8 February 2017

After last year's consultation about how the local police force should and could be re-organised, significant changes have been made to local policing. An information sheet explaining these changes has been released by Suffolk police. 

If he read it, Donald Trump might say, 'Many people tell me that this is management gobbledegook. They also are saying we ought to get the parish council to get someone who understands it to come to a meeting to explain it.'

 

What do you think?

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Police ask us to be vigilant

1 February 2017

Following efforts from the Operation Randall rural crime team, Norfolk officers have arrested five men in connection with ‘going equipped' theft offences.

The men, who are all aged in their 20s and 30s and from the London area, were stopped on the evening of Thursday 19 January 2017, near to Attleborough.

A number of items, including the two vehicles they were travelling in, were seized and the men arrested.

The five males have been bailed to return on 21st March 2017.

Suffolk and Norfolk police ask the local community to be vigilant around buildings like places of worship and schools, reporting any suspicious activity, particularly the unexpected arrival of builders. 

If you see any suspicious activity, report it to police on 101. If a crime is in progress or you require emergency assistance, dial 999 immediately.

Crime prevention advice on a number of topics can be found on

www.suffolk.police.uk/advice/crime-prevention-z

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Planning matters and public consultation

12 December 2016

At the council meeting on Tuesday 29 November three topical planning matters were discussed. 

  • The council recommended to refuse permission for the hybrid development, including houses and a new scout headquarters on land adjacent to Red House Farm.
  • The council recommended to approve a hybrid application for a new Baptist Chapel and housing off School Lane
  • The council listened to a proposal being drawn up to extend Post Mill Lane eastwards and build around 30 houses on this land. This draft-proposal was introduced by a representative of La Ronde Wright who is acting for the developers. A public consultation has been arranged for Thursday 15 December, 2pm - 7.30pm in the Sancroft Hall.

    Follow this link for more details on the consultation event.

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