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8th November 2022
 
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IN THIS  NEWSLETTER

Info From Fram Royal British Legion
Framlingham Sound & Light Spectacular
Notice of Vacancy
Lanman Museum AGM
Autumn Rights of Way Walk Report
Ease the Squeeze
Christmas on the Hill
Free Parking on Selected Dates
Cost of Living Support Advice
Fram Christmas Cards
Fram Calendar
Notice Board
Quick Links
 INFORMATION FROM FRAMLINGHAM AND DISTRICT ROYAL BRITISH LEGION:
 
Remembrance Schedule
 
Yes, it’s that time of year again hopefully this year we can go back to our normal routine Poppy selling providing things stay as they are with Covid, here’s hoping. The Poppy Campaign this year runs from Friday 28th October till Sunday 13th November 2022.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued service, dedication and commitment to the RBL Poppy Appeal. we are still very conscious of adhering to the Government advice to ensure the safety of the public, our Poppy Appeal Organisers, and our volunteers. 
 
We will be starting with a Draw and Cake sale in aid of the Poppy appeal on Saturday 29th October 2022 in the Foyer at the back of the Co-op store in Framlingham 
 
Selling of Poppy items
This year again we are able to go back to doing House to House collections, However, as we have limited numbers of collectors sadly some areas will not be covered by this service, what we will be doing to counter balance this is to have a stall on the Market Hill and also at the back entrance of the Co-op on Saturday 5th and 12th November 2022 where we will be selling poppy stock, and collecting donations.  Minimal handling of goods will be encouraged. This year we have Two contactless machine so we will have one at both Stalls.  
 
The Garden of Remembrance will be sited in-front of the War Memorial in the church grounds as normal. Wooden crosses will be in the church foyer along with envelopes for you to place your donations then the envelope is to be put into the church wall safe please.

Friday 11th November 2022
A 2 Minute Silence will take place by the War Memorial in the church grounds at 11am. The Framlingham RBL Standard will be present. ALL INVITED TO JOIN COME AND MARK THEIR RESPECT
 
If anyone is able to help with the poppy collection rounds or are interested in finding out more information or can help, please contact Sally Nobbs on 01728 638847
 
Remembrance Sunday 13 November 2022
Following discussions with the Town Council and Church in line with guidelines we are able to hold a Remembrance service this year along the old format in brief the event will take place as follows: 
 
Parade and Service:
10.15/20am- Meet in New Road
10.30am- Parade Marshall Eddie Cooper will assemble the parade  
10.40am – Parade leaves New Road and marches through the town via Bridge Street, Market Hill, Church Street and into the churchyard.
10.50am – Parade assembles in the churchyard around the war memorial,
The names are read  
After the reading- the wreaths are laid in order of protocol:
Act of Remembrance by Older / Younger person
All affirm: We will remember them.
The Last Post is sounded
11.00am - 2 minutes silence
Reveille is played
All proceed into the Church for the service Standard Bearers; Town Council; Veterans parading and youth groups to go in first 
After the service the Parade is re-assembled in the Churchyard and marches down to the Market Hill.
Speeches of thanks are given prior too dismissal.
 
Meetings and upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM)
The AGM on Wednesday 7th December 2022 at the Crown Hotel at 7pm all welcome
 
December
The Royal British Legion are going to have a RBL decorated Christmas Tree once again in St Michaels Church, please go along and see all the wonderful trees.

FRAMLINGHAM SOUND & LIGHT SPECTACULAR:

7th November 2022

Following the Sound & Light event on Friday 4th November, a news release was posted on Saturday to say Framlingham Town Council would be evaluating the event, and we want to add to that. It’s clear that for some attending, the event was not what they were hoping for.  We apologise for any disappointment. 

This year, the Council wanted to try something different.  We wanted a more environmentally friendly event that would be less upsetting to pets and other animals, and would avoid pollution. We wanted more community involvement and participation, and to use the atmospheric location of the Castle. A light show allowed direct participation by young people including children from local schools who contributed their artwork to the display. The show was intentionally an art spectacular rather than a traditional firework display. However, while we believe there is a place for this type of art event, it’s not what was expected by some for Bonfire Night.  Clearly for some we got this wrong. 

We’ll listen to feedback in considering next year’s event, and we shall again invite help in the planning and organising. 

See the ITV interview from Friday night, a video clip from the display and further info on the event HERE

LANMAN MUSEUM AGM:
10.00 on Friday 18th November 2022

The Lanman Museum is Framlingham’s local museum located in the Castle, and the AGM will be held at 10am on Friday 18th November at the Unitarian Meeting House, Bridge Street, Framlingham. 

Come along and hear the latest news about the museum.  

See http://lanmanmuseum.uk/ for more information about the museum.
AUTUMN RIGHTS OF WAY WALK REPORT

Fine weather prevailed throughout the Rights of Way walk on 1st October.

Seven Framblers (and a dog!) led, as usual, by Colin Ayers, started off from outside the Castle Pub. The walk took us past the Cemetery and up along the footpath at the back of the Taylor Wimpey estate on Fairfield Road and across the fields towards Edward’s Farm and up the track towards Stokes Barn, heading in the general direction of Parham.

The loss of the way marker at the footbridge at the junction of Footpaths 35,36 and 37 was noted and will be reported to Suffolk County Council.

We then headed north, eventually crossing the Saxmundham Road. Our route continued to take us in a generally Northly direction, crossing the Badingham Road near Burnt Cottages. From there we headed towards New Road, noting the loss of the sign for Footpath 22. Again, this will be reported to SCC.

Heading down New Road we took the footpath heading in a South Westerly direction towards the Castle, skimming along the Westerly edge of the Castle with fine views of both the Castle and the Mere, before returning to the car park adjacent to the Castle Pub.

The walk took slightly under 2 hours and was approximately 5 miles in length.

Next Walk will take place in the new year on the 7th January 2023 (poster available to view in Notice Board section below)

EASE THE SQUEEZE FINANCIAL ROADSHOW:
East Suffolk Council are holding a series of events across the district to help provide advice to people who might be struggling with the rising cost of living, or have concerns about their finances over the coming months. The financial roadshow is offering free professional advice on dealing with rising fuel costs, benefits and debt management as well as information on financial support available and money saving tips. As well as representatives from East Suffolk Council, advice and support will also be on offer from local groups and organisations.
 
The roadshow is part of a wider set of cost of living projects being developed by East Suffolk Council to help ease the squeeze on households. The roadshow will offer an opportunity for people to speak in confidence with a professional adviser, or to make an appointment for a chat at a convenient date in the future.
 
Dates and venues for each upcoming event taking place are as follows:
•            Reydon Village Hall* - Friday 11 November (2pm-4pm)
•            Framlingham St Michaels Church – Tuesday 15 November (11am-2pm)
•            Saxmundham Smile Café (The Fromus Centre) – Wednesday 16 November (10am-2pm)
 
*These events will take place as part of Community Cuppa, organised by Communities Together East Anglia.

Free refreshments will be available at some events.

For more information or immediate help please visit:
https://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/community/squeeze/
FRIDAY 2ND DEC AT 5PM - 9PM IN FRAMLINGHAM, MARKET HILL
 
Outline of the event and activities planned so far
The event begins with a lantern procession starting from the Castle at 5pm, led by Father Christmas on the Hour Community trishaw. Immediately behind the trishaw will be a group of around 30 children chaperoned by the Sing Praise team followed by the rest of the procession.

The Church bells will ring, calling people to the procession from about 4.40pm and as it progresses to Market Hill.
 
Every one ends up in Market Hill where Dan Poulter will light up the tree, followed by a blessing by Reverend Chris Davey.
 
Shops will remain open until 9pm offering extra Christmas treats, plus the market will host a barbecue grill, pizza, coffee, and soup etc.
 
Framlingham Makers Market and other stalls will be in the Old Theatre and in the Unitarian Meeting House. The Town Council office will be open selling Calendars, Christmas Cards, Fram bags and a range of craft kits. There will be a Christmas Hamper Raffle and we will be offering wine, mince pies and chocolates!
 
Music all evening on the stage: Carol singing from Sir Robert Hitcham’s Primary School, Pop Chorus, Fram Ukulele, Rabble Chorus, and ending with Flaxen.
 
There will be two Christmas storytelling sessions followed by a Nativity play at the Library.
 
Charity fundraising activities include a "Friendship Greetings Tree”, "Light Up the Stars”, and other activities by PHAB, who have a special club in Framlingham, and have been selected by the Council as their charity to support for this event.
 
The Kiosk on the Hill will also be festively transformed.
 
Other Christmas festivity Events:
  • LED lights and lantern making instructions will be handed out to all school children so they can make lanterns and a lantern making workshop will take place with the Sing Praise group at St Michael’s Church before the event.
  • St Michael!s Church will also have a pre-view of their Christmas Trees Festival on the evening at 5pm - 9pm with mulled Cider. The event officially opens on Saturday 3rd December at 10am with a full program, until 2nd January.
  • Double Street Advent Windows will have started "opening” on the 1st Dec, and so two festive windows will be viewable on the night, plus new windows each day - the windows usually stay open until January. The chosen Charity for fundraising is still to be confirmed.
  • Community Carols on Wednesday 14th December at St Michaels Church 6pm by Phoenix Singers
  • Christmas Concert by Phoenix Singers on Saturday 17th December at 7pm at Framlingham College Chapel
Practicalities
Road closure will take place from 4.00pm to 9pm, however there will be restricted parking in Market Hill from around 1pm as it needs to be cleared ready for the stage and the market stalls.
 
A contraflow at Castle Street with traffic lights will allow access to the Castle car park, and residents into St Michaels Close and Double Street.

FREE PARKING FOR SELECTED DATES & TIMES IN COUNCIL OWNED CAR PARKS:
To coincide with Christmas lights ‘switch ons’ and other festive events across the district over the coming weeks, we are offering free parking in council-owned car parks from 4pm on the following dates:
 
◾ Bungay - Friday 18 November
◾ Halesworth - Saturday 19 November
◾ Beccles - Friday 25 November
◾ Southwold – Saturday 26 November
◾ Framlingham – Friday 2 December
◾ Saxmundham - Friday 2 December
◾ Lowestoft – Saturday 3 December
◾ Aldeburgh – Saturday 3 December
◾ Wickham Market – Saturday 3 December
◾ Felixstowe – Saturday 3 December
◾ Woodbridge – Sunday 4 December
◾ Leiston – Saturday 10 December
◾ Oulton Broad – Friday 16 December
 
Free parking will also be available from noon to 6pm on Saturday 17 December across the district.
COST OF LIVING SUPPORT ADVICE:
The below image is available on the SCC website:
 https://suffolk.pagetiger.com/cost-of-living-support/scc1
 
Further advice and guidance around the subject can be found at 
www.suffolk.gov.uk/costofliving
FRAMLINGHAM XMAS CARDS:
Also for sale, at £1.50 each - atmospheric cards of Market Hill decked with festive lights, with envelopes in a compostable cellophane wrapper.
 
Message on the reverse:
Christmas Greetings.

All proceeds go towards events being run by the Council. Available from the Town Council office in Church Street.

FRAMLINGHAM CALENDAR 2023:

Available now from:

The Town Council Office, 10c Church Street, IP13 9BH
&
The Bookshop, Market Hill, IP13 9BB

With a ‘Then and Now’ theme it would make a fabulous gift for a reasonable £5.

Also available for sale at the Town Council Office are:

Frambags £3 each

Jubilee Tea Towels - Reduced - now only £4 each

Jubilee Mugs £5 each

NOTICE BOARD

If you are concerned about the expected increase in energy costs that are regularly being reported in the press, and worried about how you will pay these bills, it is even more important to check you are on the best tariff for you.
www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/energy/ has a host of information and a price comparison tool.  If you find this whole area daunting then do get in touch and they can guide you through the process.

Town Council Opening Hours

Monday 10-12 and 2-4
Tuesday 10-12 and 2-4
Friday 10-12

Other times by appointment only

STILL FEELING THE EFFECTS OF COVID-19?

Find out how you can manage the wide ranging effects of Covid-19 that you may still be feeling. See the NHS advice page for people recovering from Covid who still have symptoms:

https://www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk/

HELP FOR DEBT:
The Suffolk Coastal Debt Centre has been helping people out of debt for over a year. This service is especially important now with so many being laid off work as the furlough ends - a local team supports people throughout their journey to becoming debt free.
Contact them on:0800 328 0006
or  visit their website: https://capuk.org
QUICK LINKS:
*The links below take you to the relevant web page. Once there you may need to scroll down to find your desired content.
Full Town Council and Committee Meetings:
Details on how to attend will be published in the Notice of Meeting for all Full Town Council meetings and in the Agenda for individual Committee meetings.

The Notice of meeting/Agenda for the Full Town Council meeting is displayed on the Town Council notice boards outside the Library and in the TC Office window, 10c Church Street, a week before the meeting and can also be found by clicking on a meeting in the Local Council Meetings Calendar on www.framlingham.com.

Please note *These meetings may be recorded.

Individual Committee meeting Agendas will be added to, and available to view by selecting the relevant Committee Meeting, on the Local Council Meetings Calendar approximately one week before their meeting date.
USEFUL CONTACTS:
Below is a list of contacts of key partners in the local area that may be able to address areas of concern. These are the preferred method of contact for ech organisation:

Suffolk County Council- for highways, rights of way, etc
www.suffolk.gov.uk - for web chat
Customer.services@suffolk.gov.uk
0345 606 6067

East Suffolk Council- for anti-social behavior, flytipping, grounds, etc
www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk
Customer Services - 0333 016 2000
For ASB reports - asbu@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

Suffolk Police - for anti-social behaviour and other crimes
Non-emergency reporting - 101
Online reporting - www.suffolk.police.uk
In the event of an emergency -999

These authorities prefer to accept details from first party representation (ie the affected person) and although the Parish Council is aware of the problems it is only a third party passing on a message and this may carry less weight.

Infomation on Changes to Testing for COVID-19in England

Click on the link below to find the latest information:

MORE INFORMATION
Suffolk County Council Recycling Centres Info and Booking:
Booking System Update - Visitors to all 11 Recycling Centres in Suffolk can now make a new booking, change details & cancel their bookings up to 4 hours before the time-slot now! Previously customers were only able to book, cancel and amend up to a day before appointments. Leiston Recycling Centre is now accepting bookings for vans, cars with trailers & trade waste (afternoons only currently). To book a slot at any of the 11 sites click on the button below:
BOOK A RECYCLING CENTRE TIME SLOT HERE
East Suffolk Bin Collection Calendar:
Please use the link below to find the dates of collection for your general and recycling waste..
BIN COLLECTION DAY FINDER
Reporting Faults/Problems with Street Lights, Roads, Pavements and Footpaths etc:
Suffolk County Council is your one stop shop for reporting all Highways and Public Rights of Way related problems and issues. Their website is easy to use and is the most direct way to report all non-emergency faults and matters of concern, covering a whole host of categories with anything from verge cutting and trees, to damaged roads, missing signs and street lighting etc. However, any problems deemed as causing an immediate danger to public safety should be reported on the following emergency telephone number: 0345 606 6171.
REPORTING HIGHWAYS MAINTENANCE EMERGENCIES INFORMATION
ACCESS THE HIGHWAYS REPORTING TOOL HERE
Planned Road Closures/Works:
Use the link below for information about Suffolk Highway's planned road closures, works and temporary diversion routes.
ACCESS TO ROAD CLOSURE AND WORKS INFORMATION
For Information on Unplanned Emergency Road Closures/Works:
There may be times that essential emergency works are required to take place on the highway network without advanced notice – you can follow Suffolk Highways on Twitter for the latest emergency roadwork updates.
SUFFOLK HIGHWAYS TWITTER
Alternatively you can create an account and sign up for email notifications via the one.network website.
ONE.NETWORK
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