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.
BROWN GARDEN WASTE COLLECTION TO RE-START 11th MAY
Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils and their waste partner Serco have made changes to bin collections due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
The good news is that garden waste collections will restart from w/c 11 May – crews will be following the normal schedule which means collections will start from Monday 11 May for those in ‘area 2’ and from Monday 18 May for those in ‘area 1’.
If you have the internet, you can find the latest information about waste collections at www.suffolkrecycling.org.uk/waste-services-and-coronavirus-covid-19/ and check your collection day at https://www.babergh.gov.uk/waste-services/collection-days/
Citizens Advice Mid Suffolk
We are trying to make people in Barking aware that they can get advice and support for free from Citizens Advice. We are a local charity and have a dedicated team of Advisers who can help over the phone or via email.
Citizens Advice Mid Suffolk can give advice on problems at work, help people struggling to pay their bills and work out if people are getting all the financial help they are entitled to. They are a local charity and their advice is free. They are open Monday – Thursday 9.30am – 3.30pm and Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm. People can call them on 01449 676060 or contact them via their website: https://www.midsuffolkcab.org.uk/contact-us/
If you have any questions please let us know. We are keen to do everything we can to support people in our community during the coronavirus crisis.
Welcome Guide to Barking - New residents may wish to download this - CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
Coronavirus - Help in Challenging Times''
There is a free phoneline which is staffed daily by councils and is targeted at vulnerable members of our communities to call for help and support. Friends or family may also call on their behalf. The telephone line is not a general information line for COVID-19 queries, but for those people who do not have a network of family, friends or community to support them and who need emergency support with care needs (including food), loneliness and to connect with community support.
This is a new service and will be adapted over the coming weeks.
The telephone number is freephone 0800 876 6926 and will be staffed from 09:00 to 17:00, seven days a week. This phoneline and the Tribe Volunteer app are part of the Home, But Not Alone brand.
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