Please find an electronic copy of the Fressingfield welcome letter here, if you would like to receive a printed copy and your welcome vouchers please email contact the Parish Clerk with your name and address and we will have one delivered to you.

Welcome to Fressingfield

Header4On behalf of The Parish Council, let me welcome you to Fressingfield. We hope that the information given in this Welcome Pack will help you to settle more comfortably into your new home and the village. Neighbours usually become your first contacts and advisers, but please feel free to telephone any of the Councillors or Clerk for information and help. As residents, we trust that you will quickly become and feel part of this community. We have tried to gather as much useful local information as possible, but would be pleased to hear any suggestions or improvements you might have about this pack. More detailed local information is available via our website and through its links to other local websites. Also, the website carries the most up to date version of this document. We wish you many happy years in Fressingfield and hope that you will join with us in creating a diverse, vibrant and friendly community.

We would like to thank the following businesses for their donation of the vouchers we include in the welcome pack and hope you enjoy them:

Paul & Sarah – The Fox & Goose Restaurant

Roger & Claire – Fressingfield Stores

Garry Deeks—Chairman of the Parish Council

Your Fressingfield Parish Councillors

Councillor Contact
Alexander Day
Garry Deeks
Philip Eastgate 01379 586196
Tom Lindsay
Tracy Livingstone
Ian Smith 01379 586297
Nick Stolls
Rachael Troughton
Andrew Vessey
Dave Wheeler

Clerk To The Council

Clerk Address Phone Email
Andy Parris The Stooks,

Feaveryears Yard,



07873 970834

The Parish Council meet every third Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm in Sancroft Hall and members of the public are welcome to attend. Any parishioner requiring information or wishing to bring a matter to the attention of the Parish Council should, in the first instance contact the Clerk to the Council. Extra meetings will be advertised on notice boards and our website along with an up to date copy of meeting dates and minutes from meetings.

Village Caretaker

Cathy Tooley is our Village Caretaker, and was previously our practice nurse in the village for over 35 years. You may see her walking through the village with her tools and hi vis, maintaining the pavements, verges and green spaces, don’t be shy to stop and have a chat, Cathy has a wealth of information to share regarding Fressingfield.

Suffolk County Councillor – Hoxne Divison

Guy McGregor

01379 668434


Mid Suffolk District Councillor

Lavinia Hadingham

01986 782313


Member of Parliament – Central Suffolk & North Ipswich

Dr Dan Poulter – House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

020 7219 7038

Emergency Numbers

Emergency Police/Fire/Ambulance – 999

Fressingfield Medical Centre (Drs Morris, Manto and McKay) –  01379 586456

Suffolk Constabulary – 101

Norfolk & Norwich Hospital (A&E) – 01603 286286

Heath Road Hospital, Ipswich (A&E) – 01473 702033

Essex & Suffolk Water (24 hours) – 0345 782 0999

24 hour power cut and emergency – 0800 7838838

Domestic Violence Helpline – 0808 2000247

Samaritans – 0845 7909090

Veterinary Services, Harleston & Eye – 01379 852146

Public Services

Mid Suffolk District Council –

For Abandoned Vehicles, Food Hygiene, Housing (general queries), Noise Nuisance Mon-Fri 0845 – 1700hrs) Complaints, Pest Control, Dog Warden, Refuse Collection/Recycling, Footpaths, Pest Control, Planning Enquiries – 0300 1234 000

Conservation Enquiries – 0300 1234 000

Environment Agency (reporting incidents) – 0370 8506506

Social Services (Emergency) – 0808 800 4005

Registrar of Births, Marriages, Deaths (Diss) – 0344 800 8020

Harleston Information Plus  – 01379 851917

Diss Citizen’s Advice Bureau – 01379 651333

Dentist (BUPA Harleston) – 01379 854466


Stradbroke Pool & Gym – 01379 384376

Fressingfield venues to hire

Sancroft Hall (bookings) – 01379 586745

Sports and Social Club – 07743 806557


Fressingfield VC Primary School – 01379 586393

Stradbroke High School – 01379 384387

Churches and Religious Groups

Church of England

Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul, Fressingfield

Vicar: Revd Susan Loxton, The Rectory, Doctors Lane, Stradbroke

Tel: 01379 388493. Sunday School – JAM Club and XStream

Baptist Church

Fressingfield Baptist Church, Cratfield Road, Fressingfield

Sunday School and other toddlers’, children’s, youth and ladies’ groups, please visit website for full and up to date details.

Methodist Church

Fressingfield Methodist Church, New Street, Fressingfield

Minister: The Rev Ruth Browning 01379 854343

Roman Catholic Church

St Thomas More Chapel, Jays Green Community Centre, Harleston and St Edmund’s Church,

St Mary’s Street, Bungay

Priest: Rev Dom Edward Crouzet 01986 893355

Fressingfield clubs and groups for all ages

We are very fortunate to have a large variety of clubs and groups in the village for all ages, the most up date list of these with relevant contact details can be found on the Village Website