The Parish of Barking has a lot of history, most of it recorded, but there is still more material to be found. There are beautiful ancient buildings, the Churches, many cottages and houses, beautiful ancient woodland and the Tye (the common).
There are many events which are organised by the Barking Community Council and these are advertised in the Four Parishes Newsletter which is delivered to most households in the village. Full details of the recent and forthcoming events can be found by following the link to the relevant page on this website.
The Village Hall is managed and maintained by the Village Hall Management Committee. Full details of the Village Hall and it's facilities can be found by following the link to the relevant page on this website.
The list of clubs and organisations shown on this website draws attention to the many and varied activities taking place in and around the village. All these organisations welcome new members. It is hoped that this website may be of use to all residents in Barking, and especially to newcomers to our community.
Welcome Guide to Barking - New residents may wish to download this
Willisham Road Closure
Telec Networks Ltd is carrying out works on behalf of Openreach to install 1900 metres of duct and 4000 metres of cable. The work is planned to start on 19th February 2018 and will continue for 11 working days. The road will be closed to through traffic from the junction with The Tye and Tye Lane. Access to properties and businesses within the closure will be available subject to on-going operations.
Any questions about the work, call Telec Networks Ltd on 01473 830622
The Suffolk Walking Festival
The 11th Suffolk Walking Festival launches on Saturday 12th May and is going to the largest festival to date with over 120 events spread across 3 weeks. The Suffolk Walking Festival has come a long way in its 11 years. From small beginnings the event has grown and grown to encompass all of the county with a wide variety of imaginative and creative walks. This year also sees the introduction of the first ever Fringe Festival, a series of activities that are designed to get you close to nature in the very heart of Suffolk's countryside.
The Walking Festival explores every corner of Suffolk, revealing hidden secrets and special gems from the impressive estate of Helmingham Park, to scenes that inspired Constable, to a dragon on a hillside! This year you can experience the Dawn Chorus with bird watching experts, identify wild flowers at Sizewell Belts, and listen out for the earie churring of a Nightjar. Learn all about England's Silk Capital, visit the Home of Horseracing, and get to grips with the Horrible History of Ipswich! We have Nordic Walking, Health Walks and Mindfullness Walks. The Lions Charity even have a Mutt Strutt around Alton Water for 2 and 4 legged walkers - there really is something for everyone!
The Festival launches in the impressive surroundings of St Peter's Hall, home to the world famous St Peter's Brewery. Tickets to attend the launch and all of the 125 events are available from March. More information can be found at www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk with copies of the Festival brochure available from March in your local library and Tourist Information Centre.
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