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Frostenden

PUBLISHED: 12:01 15 May 2009 | UPDATED: 09:34 06 July 2010

Annual church meetings - The Rev Leonard Payne presided at the meetings held in the village hall. Mrs S Holmes (secretary), Dr C Osborne (churchwarden) and Mr P Scriven (churchwarden and treasurer) were all re-elected.

Annual church meetings - The Rev Leonard Payne presided at the meetings held in the village hall. Mrs S Holmes (secretary), Dr C Osborne (churchwarden) and Mr P Scriven (churchwarden and treasurer) were all re-elected. Dr Osborne represents the church council on the playing field committee and Mrs A Oram the village hall management committee. All the members of the PCC were re-elected. Mrs J Foreman( parish organiser) stated that £174,30 had been raised by boxes for the Children's Society and Mrs Rintoul gave the 2008 Christian Aid result as £171.50. The 2008 accounts examined by Mrs M J Hill were presented by the treasurer which showed a deficit on the year of £440. The parish share to the diocese had been paid in full.

New benefice - From May 1 the parishes of Wrentham, Covehithe with Benacre, Henstead with Hulver and Frostenden will no longer be part of the Sole Bay team ministry but a separate benefice. The Rev Leonard Payne is priest in charge of the new benefice.

Annual council meeting - At the Frostenden, Uggeshall and South Cove Group Council's annual meeting, Paul Scriven MBE (chairman) and David Fairhead (vice-chairman) were re-elected. Cllr Mrs Wilson resigned as representative to the playing field committee and was succeeded by Dr C Osborne. Grants were made towards the maintenance of each of the three churchyards. A local resident had voluntarily undertaken litter picking alongside the C1511 (Frostenden) and was thanked for his work. A further volunteer had offered to do another section alongside the A12 which was gratefully accepted. There was still a vacancy for a parish councillor to represent South Cove following the resignation of Mrs S Pipe. There had been for a considerable time complaints on the speeding traffic within the C1511 30mph area. at Frostenden. PC C Sadler, who was present at the meeting, reported that two spot checks were being done. There was concern over the A12 junctions with the Uggeshall and Wangford on the Wangford by-pass, the subject of several accidents including one recent fatality. Due to the weakened structure of the 42-year-old Frostenden bus shelter, also as a result of recent vandalism, it was decided that this should be demolished as it was beyond repair. The bus stop for the northern bound public service vehicles was still under review by Suffolk County Council's Highways Department and road safety advisers. The south bound stop is unaffected.

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