The Village Improvement Plan (VIP) is proposed to sit alongside the Neighbourhood Development Plan to promote the ongoing improvements being sought by Fressingfield people.

The various consultations highlighted some aspects of ‘development’ that could not appear in the NDP, so these have been combined into these proposals of the enhancement of our village and the life of all who live or spend time here. This is very much a starting point and will form an active part of the Parish Council’s programme of meetings and working groups. It is no way definitive and is very much ‘evergreen’ in nature and should dynamically change and grow to allow the chosen developments to take place. Inputs from parishoners will be crucial at all levels.

Each area under consideration has been identified but within each more work, detailing objectives, costs, benefits and those engaged in the improvements will need to be carried out. Thus for each a working group will be identified and villagers with particular interests and skills will be encouraged to contribute.

As a Plan it can be expected to develop to meet new visions. Funding streams will be an important aspect and Parish Councillors will keep careful prudent track of any funding commitments made.

 

Area for

Development

Target improvements Participants Timescale
Drainage issues across the village Surface water into the Beck

Grey water drainage in the centre of the village

Measure of impact of developments in place

Consider further system capacity for any future growth.

PC,

Village households,

Anglian Water

2019/20
Allotment provision Re use of existing allotments

Provision of additional allotments spaces

perhaps 1.5 acres

PC

Garden Club

Villagers

2020
Play Facilities Reduction of speeding through village

Safety review of roadways/paths

Pavement improvements for walking

Road surfaces for safety

SCC(advice)

PC

PC.Nbhd Watch

2019/20

2020

Street lighting Enact lamp improvements PC 2019
Trees and environmental issues Survey of village trees including veteran and special trees

TPOs in place and monitored

Tree Planting schemes and improvements

Tree Group

PC/tree warden

TG

2019/21
Sports & Cultural life Promotion of Playing Field facilities

Village Fete

Concerts and musical events

FPMC,

MSDC

PC

Village groups

Church Groups

2020

2020

Security & Safety Enhancing policing and security matters

Continue to promote the PCSO initiative begun earlier

Support Neighbourhood Watch

NWG

PC & nearby Parishes

2019 / ongoing
Parish Assets A.The PlayingField uplift in use and presentation

B.Cemetery upgrade planting

C.Bus Shelter maintenance

D.Village benches/Phone Box

FPMC

PC

PC & Tree group

PC

PC

2020

2020

Good neighbours Support and encourage existing arrangements. Possible extension

Seek to work with Stradbroke GNScheme

Church groups and PC

Volunteers

2019

2019

Business & Employment Supprt Encourage CAB/Harleston employment group

Consult on Business needs

Tourism promotion

CAB

PC

PC & local tourist interests

2019

2019

2019/20

Health & Wellbeing Health/Care support for older villagers

Age focussed provision for Older groups,

Youth and Families

Health promotions

Existing groups, Surgery

FOFSA, family church activities

Surgery and other health initiatives wellbeing etc

2019/20

2020

2020

Supporting Village Groups Emerging grants for new activity based groups or new projects PC & Village groups 2019
Provision of Village minibus to support groups around the Parish PC, village groups, School 2020