Welcome to the Flempton cum Hengrave Parish Council Website

Welcome to the Flempton cum Hengrave Parish Council Website

The Council

Parish Councils seek to improve community wellbeing and provide better services at a local level. Their activities fall into three main categories: representing the local community; delivering services to meet local needs; striving to improve quality of life and community wellbeing.

The Council serves, and makes decisions on behalf of, the village and aims to keep everyone informed about important issues and on-going projects. There are seven councillors - they are committed to the wellbeing of Flempton and Hengrave and give their time, effort and resources without financial reward.

Councillors are members of the community, elected by the community. Elections take place every four years and the next elections will be in 2019.

If you have any questions about the work of the Parish Council please contact the Clerk.

The Parish

Flempton cum Hengrave is a village and civil parish in the St Edmundsbury district of Suffolk in eastern England. The Parish was founded in 1589 and incorporates the two villages of Hengrave and Flempton which are situated just under four miles to the north-west of Bury St Edmunds, on the A1101 Bury to Mildenhall road.

The usually resident population is just over 300 people, 156 in Flempton and 145 in Hengrave. The architecture of both villages is fairly mixed, ranging from the historically and architecturally important, Grade I listed Hengrave Hall (a large Tudor house set in extensive parkland), through 17C and 18C thatched cottages and Georgian and Victorian houses (quite a few of which are listed grade II) to a range of 20C and contemporary houses.

The village of Flempton also has a Church (St Catherine's, part of the Lark Valley Benefice) and a pub (The Greyhound, currently closed for refurbishment).


Following discussions with the Planning Authority's enforcement department, the owners of the Greyhound have now agreed to plant replacements for the trees that were illegally felled. Work will take place on the 21st November. The Borough's Tree Officer will be in attendance to oversee the replacement works and to ensure that the replacements are suitable and acceptable.

The plans for a significant development of the Greyhound Inn, including new-build housing, were considered at the last meeting of the Parish Council and it was resolved to object to the proposals on a wide range of grounds. Subsequently, the Planning Authority indicated that the plans were unlikely to conform to current planning policy and the applicants have now withdrawn the plans.

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