Home > News


Viewing entries posted in August 2017

Latest update for Fressingfield Play Area - 2

23 August 2017

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 fressyplayarea@btinternet.com


 Fres play ride


Read more on Latest update for Fressingfield Play Area - 2

MSDC planning committee meeting postponed

21 August 2017

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.

Read more on MSDC planning committee meeting postponed

Hit and run incident - can you help?

18 August 2017

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.

Read more on Hit and run incident - can you help?

Fressingfield Scouts HQ update

16 August 2017

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.

Read more on Fressingfield Scouts HQ update

Housing developments - date for MSDC planning committee

11 August 2017

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.

Read more on Housing developments - date for MSDC planning committee

Neighbourhood Watch scheme - open letter from coordinator

8 August 2017

Ladies and Gentlemen,


neighbourhood watchFressingfield Neighbourhood Watch was set up a lot of years ago at the request of the Parish Council. It proved difficult to find a coordinator. Robin Rampley and I eventually stepped up to the plate and formed a group and raised the necessary funds for street signs etc. We always said that it was odd that although the village people were the main benefactors of the scheme it was run by two guys who lived miles outside the village. Robin at White Post Corner and myself at Olivedale on the Metfield Road. Anyway, we raised the cash, recruited various people to look after their immediate vicinity and got on with the job.


Years passed and things changed. I got heavily involved with the RBL and Robin took over sole command with me reverting to an area contact. Now things have changed again. Robin is moving to Harleston in the very near future and, although I have moved into the village, I have become a full-time carer. We need someone to take over the reigns. Ideally, but not necessarily, someone living in the village. It doesn't take much of your time. The local reps are basically all in place but someone has to co-ordinate the group. It is a very worthwhile job for the community. If someone doesn't volunteer than the Fressingfield Neighbourhood Watch will likely become defunct. Shame but there it is.


If anyone is interested or you know anyone who might be, then contact Robin on 01379 586573 or me on 01379 586263. Pass this email on to anyone you think might consider the job. Discuss it with neighbours. Come along to our next meeting at The Sports and Social Club on Thursday 10 August at 7.30pm. Unfortunately, if we can't find someone then the whole thing will go down the drain. 


Ben Symonds

Read more on Neighbourhood Watch scheme - open letter from coordinator