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Laxfield Road Fressingfield – Drainage Improvement Scheme – June/July 2019

Letter received from Suffolk Highways

We will be carrying out drainage improvement works along Laxfield Road, Fressingfield from Fressingfield Footpath 063 to White Post Corner. The works will involve improvements to the drainage system including a new catch pit and replacement of existing drainage pipe.

The work is planned to take place between 24 June and 6 July 2019, excluding weekends. Work on site will be carried out weekdays from around 7am until 4:30pm each day. The times and dates of works may change depending on the weather conditions. If they do change, we will let you know by updating the information signs on site.

Laxfield Road will be under 24-hour continuous closure for the duration of the works and will be closed to through traffic. Unfortunately the road is not wide enough to comply with safety regulations to maintain a safe passing distance for vehicles and a road closure is necessary.

Access to properties and businesses within the road closure will be available but controlled by staff on site. Please speak to one of our staff who will provide access as soon as it is safe to do so. Please be aware that the works will involve excavation in the middle of the road, access and exit will therefore be maintained from both or either end of the road closure. Staff on site will provide assistance and advice to residents in the immediate vicinity of the works. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience or disruption caused.

On street parking will be restricted to allow the works to be carried out unobstructed.

During the period of the closure, traffic will be diverted via: B1116, B1123, A144, B1117, B1116 and vice versa.

These temporary traffic management measures are required to allow the works to be carried out safely and accordance with current Health and Safety guidelines.

If you have any other questions about the work, please call us on 0345 606 6171.

Suffolk Highways

Laxfield Roadworks Map

Changes to Recycling

Important changes to Suffolk’s recycling

Make sure you’re up to speed with some important changes to the way we recycle in Suffolk.

Over the coming months the Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) in Gt Blakenham, where recycling collected from Suffolk households is sorted, will be undergoing a major refurbishment. This work follows a new contract for the operation of Suffolk’s countywide network of 11 Recycling Centres and will result in a state-of-the-art facility for Suffolk, with the latest mechanical and optical sorting equipment.

How does this affect me?

  • During the renovation period, your recycling will be collected on your usual collection day
  • Drink cartons (e.g. Tetra Pak) and metal pots, pans and trays will no longer be accepted in recycling bins, but can still be recycled at all 11 of Suffolk’s Recycling Centres

Find a full guide of what can be put in your bins on the the Suffolk Recycling website

Download a printable recycling guide to stick on the fridge

Fressingfield Neighbourhood Development Plan Update:

A big thank you to the little over 100 of you that came out to see the work we have done so far. The Consultation runs until May 17th, so it is not too late to have a read through the documents online, and provide your feedback to us.

The Regulation 14 Pre Submission Consultation is taking place from 29th March 2019 and will run for 7 weeks ending at midnight on 17th May 2019.

To see the Draft Plan and other documents being consulted on, see the page below:

Neighbourhood Plan – Reg 14 Consultation


For information on what the Parish Council is, and who we are, find out more here.

We are currently looking to co-opt three new members onto the Parish Council. If you are interested, please get in contact with the Parish Clerk, details can be found  on the page “Councillors”.

Minutes and Current Agenda can be found here.

The Parish Council alongside the NDPSG (Neighbourhood Development Plan Steering Group) is commencing work on a Neighbourhood Plan. If you would like to help, or want to find out more, click here or visit the area of the site labelled “Neighbourhood Plan” from the menu.

If you are looking for the Village Community Website, visit http://fressingfield.suffolk.cloud/