FLOODING IN BARKING
Barking Parish Council is very aware of the flooding problems in Barking both from emails and Nextdoor. The parish council is working with your Suffolk County Councillor Kay Oakes, who in turn is working with the engineers at Highways to try to get the flooding problems in Barking resolved.
The current situation today 28th November is that ditching and jetting works have been ordered to alleviate the flooding issues here (Ref La 286074 /75). Date TBC until assessed by the Contractor and approved by Network Assurance. It’s quite a big job so likely to require road closure.
We will update this page once we know any more information
National Grid – East Anglia Green Energy Enablement (GREEN) Project
Have you heard about this MASSIVE INFRASTRUCTURE project which plans to carry a new series of 50mt HIGH pylons through the countryside very close to the houses and THE Tye in Barking en route from Norwich to Tilbury via Bramford ?
In Barking the PROPOSED route is COMING FROM NEEDHAM PAST LADYS WALK WOOD BETWEEEN THE OLD RECTORY, BUNGEONS FARM AND LITTLE COLLEGE GROVE, THROUGH THE PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY, THEN RUNNING UP TO THE BATTISFORD ROAD PAST THE REAR OF THE FOX, DOWN THE NORTH SIDE OF THE TYE PASSING LOWER FARM, MIDDLE FARM AND TOP FARM AND CROSSING OVER THE RINGSHALL ROAD. Visit their website for more details
New homes coming soon....
The Trustees of Needham Market & Barking Welfare Charities are proud to announce that work has started on 6 new Almshouses on land previously owned by the Charities for many years in Creeting St Mary. The provision of these 6 Almshouses adds to the existing 4 almshouses within the Drift Court complex. These are all owned by the Charity and managed by Orwell Housing Association.
All two bedroom, there will be 4 bungalows and 2 houses. Every element of each home has been carefully considered and designed to make them a place where people of all ages can have lifetime homes. The bungalows are wheelchair accessible and have wet rooms to promote independence for as long as possible by allowing for any existing as well as future health and care needs.
The joint project with Ruby Homes has taken many years to reach this stage but is expected to be complete before the end of the year.
Anybody who would like to express an interest in renting one of these homes on an assured tenancy basis is invited to contact the Clerk to the Trustees via email firstname.lastname@example.org or 01449 722494
THEOBALD’S ENDOWED FOUNDATION
The Theobald’s Foundation is a charity whose purpose it is to assist local young people with the cost of further education, vocational courses, and recognised apprenticeships. The Trustees will also consider grants for projects and activities that encourage personal development.
Applications are now being invited, providing they meet the following conditions:
- The applicant’s parents or guardians currently or have been resident in Needham Market or Barking for a minimum of 5 years prior to the application.
- The applicant attended for not less than 2 years, prior to the age of 16, any local school in, or substantially serving Needham Market or Barking.
- The applicant is under 25 years of age.
Application forms may be obtained from the Clerk to the Trustees:
Mrs Louise Mills
23 School Street
Telephone 01449 722494
Closing date for applications: November 30th 2023, for courses commencing in the autumn term.
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 communit
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