Fornham All Saints Village

Probably the best village in Suffolk

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Although close to Bury St Edmunds, Fornham All Saints retains an independent rural identity.

St Edmundsbury has in its planning for any future Bury expansion agreed that the seperate identity of villages around the town is to be maintained. The Parish Council considers that this must be agreed to ensure that Fornham All Saints (along with others) is protected.

The River Lark forms part of the Parish boundary and thus a section of the 14 miles River Lark Path from Bury to Mildenhall goes through the village. There is also a public footpath up Tut Hill on the safe (field) side of the hedge as far as Bury Golf Club where its direction changes towards Bury.

The Suffolk Golf Course is (mostly) within the Parish, as is Bury Gold Course. Both are rich in wildlife and following the planting of a number of Black Poplar cuttings there are now 30 of these rare trees maturing in the Suffolk Golf Course.

A section of Pigeon Lane has been closed to motorised vehicles and now forms a cycle and pedestrian route from the village linking to the cycle path networ of Bury at the Mildenhall Estate.

The Parish Council maintains the Village Green which is a venue for village parties which in the past have celebrated Golden Jubilee, the Millennium. the Diamond Jubilee and the bi-annual Scarecrow event.

 

There are two natural ponds within the village (in private gardens) with associated wildlife.

Private gardens are more and more being regarded as environmentally important and the Parish Council seeks to protect these from redevelopment in the local planning legislation. A section of the Churchyard has been specificaly identified to encourage wild flowers and cut accordingly and regular working parties maintain the public flower beds during the Summer months.