Welcome to the Barking Parish Website

Welcome to the Barking Parish Website

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


Babergh & Mid Suffolk New Joint Local Plan – ‘Have Your Say’   Consultation on the new Joint Local Plan for Babergh & Mid Suffolk is taking place between 21st August and 10th November 2017.The Joint Local Plan will inform how our Districts will develop over the next 20 years. Drop in sessions are being held, the nearest of which is at the United Reform Church, Ipswich Street, Stowmarket on Weds 4th October from 2pm – 7pm.To view the consultation on-line, and to comment, visit: www.midsuffolk.gov.uk/jointlocalplanCopies of the consultation document are also available to view in the Councils offices and in libraries in the Districts. All comments must be received by 5pm on Friday 10th November 2017.

 Stowmarket's  Future  - 'Have Your Say'         An opportunity for you to GET INVOLVED and play a part in Stowmarket's future     poster

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