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PUBLISHED: 09:00 10 April 2009 | UPDATED: 08:49 06 July 2010

Playing Field - The annual meeting elected Mrs P Ford (chairman), Mr C Ford (secretary) and Ms N King (treasurer), members being: Mrs A Sanders, Mrs J Brown, Luke Percival, with Mr and Mrs M Rendle (village hall), Mrs N Wilson (parish council), Dr C Osborne (PCC).

Playing Field - The annual meeting elected Mrs P Ford (chairman), Mr C Ford (secretary) and Ms N King (treasurer), members being: Mrs A Sanders, Mrs J Brown, Luke Percival, with Mr and Mrs M Rendle (village hall), Mrs N Wilson (parish council), Dr C Osborne (PCC). Mr C Ford is representative to the village hall with Mrs Ford as deputy.

The accounts presented by the treasurer and examined by Mrs B M Letts showed receipts of £896.51 and expenditure £438.19 leaving a surplus on the year to December 31, 2008 of £458.32.

The committee are planning to have as their main fund raising event, a fete on the playing field in August.

Village Hall - Graham Scriven (chairman), Mrs M. Rendle (secretary) and Susan Read (treasurer) were all re-elected at the annual meeting. Mr and Mrs Rendle will continue as representatives to the village hall management committee. The retiring members were re-elected viz, Mr and Mrs P Scriven, Mrs L Allen, Mr and Mrs M Rendle and Mr G Scriven. Representative members are: Mr J Allport (South Cove PCC), Mr C Ford (Playing Field), Mrs A Oram (Frostenden PCC), Ms Susan Read (Parish Council).

A letter of thanks would be sent to Mrs S Pipe who has been a member of the management committee since 1984 and has resigned. Susan Read would organise a working party later in the year to treat the exterior woodwork of the hall.

The accounts presented by the treasurer and examined by Mrs B M Letts showed receipts of £1153.33, expenditure £1197.38 leaving a deficit on the year ended January 31, 2009 of £44. 05.

Annual Parish Meeting - Paul Scriven MBE was in the chair with a small increase in the number of parishioners attending.

The clerk (Mrs A Rous) presented the Group Council's draft accounts for 2008/9 and reports were given on behalf of the playing field, village hall, parochial charities, parish recorder, Wren Letter, the Wrentham area First Responders Group, and the chairman gave the annual report of the Council's past year.

The First Responders were now operational and had had a number of call-outs. Finances were healthy but there was a continued need for further funds. It is planned to again open gardens in Uggeshall in the early summer. Mrs G Stockdale, group coordinator, was still calling for volunteers from Frostenden as a matter of some urgency to make more effective cover.

Mrs A Mason-Brown, the Frostenden coordinator for the Suffolk Hedgerow Survey explained the role and asked for volunteers to help with this.

Concern was expressed over the vandalism of the bus shelter and the next step appeared to be demolition. The Group Council had taken the matter up with the police. The council were trying to establish with Suffolk County Council safety experts as to whether a bus lay-by could be constructed at this dangerous point on the A12.

The telephone kiosk had also been vandalised and had been out of use for several weeks.

Attention was drawn to the amount of litter not only alongside the A12 but on many of the minor roads.

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