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Parish Council vacancies

30 October 2020

Due to recent resignations, the parish council needs to fill three vacancies. Please see contact the clerk to the council, Andy Parris, for more details.

Email clerk.fresspc@gmail.com or phone 01379 586745.

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Tearfund Big Quiz - on Zoom

29 October 2020

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Fressingfield Baptists and Fressingfield Parish Church are once again hosting a Tearfund Big Quiz Night but this year it will be on Zoom.

There will be hundreds of churches around the country doing the same quiz at the same time, raising money for Tearfund.
You are invited to take part, with teams of up to 6, in your home (or linked). There will be 8 rounds with an interval at half time.
If you need more information or would like to register a team, please contact Mark Rawding on markrawding89@btinternet.com or Virginia Skoyles on sancroftbeneficeoffice@gmail.com  You will be sent a joining link in advance of the quiz.
There is not a fixed cost for taking part. You can donate as much as you want at any time.
The link to donate is:

Tearfund is an evangelical Christian relief and development charity, working with the local church around the world to bring physical, emotional and spiritual transformation to people living in poverty.
Please see the poster attached by clicking the link below:-

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The Poppy Appeal in and around Fressingfield 2020

29 October 2020

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The Covid-19 pandemic and the preventative measures currently in place has dictated how the Poppy Appeal in Fressingfield and the surrounding area will be delivered this year. There will be no door to door collections and distribution of poppies, as has been the custom in previous years. Furthermore, fundraising via unmanned static points, street collections and supermarket collections will be limited. A window of opportunity has arisen, in that collection boxes for Poppy Appeal donations are now permitted. The location of these boxes in the Fressingfield area is as follows:

In Fressingfield: Cowhams Car and Commercials, Sancroft Hall, The Fox and Goose, The Swan Public House,  The Village Stores, 

In Mendham: The Sir Alfred Munnings  

In Metfield: The Village Stores   

In Weybread: Cathedral Garage, Middleton Farm Nursery, Wharton's Nursery.

In Wingfield: The De La Pole Arms, Wingfield Barns

Modern technology is being pursued with corporate partners and one new method of donating is a point of sale donation. When you pay for your shopping at the till or online, you will be asked if you would like to round up your total to the nearest pound or have donation options. Text to donate is being developed and the use of QR codes to make donations is also being considered. The emphasis of all these measures is to ensure the safety of volunteers and the general public. The use of cash to pay for poppies or in making donations is under review and this traditional method of payment may be relegated in favour of other payments eg the use of credit and debit cards.

It is stressed that the Poppy Appeal is NOT cancelled, The Poppy Appeal is  NOT postponed, it will be conducted in a totally different format this year.

The Poppy Appeal supporters in Fressingfield and the local area have, in the past, been very generous and their donations have been instrumental in providing essential support to veterans and their families. The Royal British Legion values this support and sincerely hopes that it will continue during these different and difficult circumstances

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New website manager still wanted for Fressingfield village website

28 October 2020

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Fressingfield has an established village website, incorporating all the usual components. In recent years, the parish council has had its own site, promoting, in particular, the neighbourhood development plan.  These two sites are being merged with the council site joining the village site.

It will be a new beginning for both! A new site needs a new website manager who has time to develop it further and market it to make it relevant, vibrant, modern - the 'go-to' place for anything Fressingfield. It is a voluntary position but one that can make a difference. Some experience with website management would be an advantage but training on the system will be given.

Interested? Please contact Andy Parris on andrewjparris@gmail.com

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Do you have a question for the police and crime commissioner or the chief constable?

28 October 2020

Suffolk Constabulary’s Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner will be on hand to answer your questions in an online discussion next week.   The two-hour long web chat will be hosted on Suffolk Constabulary’s website on Wednesday (4 November).

Residents will be able to quiz both Steve Jupp and Tim Passmore at the click of a mouse about any crime issues or questions they may have.   The chat will be hosted on the Constabulary’s website on Wednesday 4 November between 5.30 and 7.30pm at www.suffolk.police.uk.

For further details click here.

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