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Lakenheath is a village in Suffolk, England. It has around 5014 residents, reducing to 4,691 at the 2011 Census, and is situated in the Forest Heath district of Suffolk, close to the county boundaries of both Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, and at the meeting point of The Fens and the Breckland natural environments. Lakenheath is host to the largest USAF base in the United Kingdom, RAF Lakenheath. Lakenheath Fen Nature Reserve, created in 1996, restored wetlands from agricultural fields that were growing carrots. In May 2007, it was reported that cranes were nesting in the site for the first time since the fen lands were drained in the 16th century. The village has a single Victorian primary school, constructed in 1878, which was extended in 1969, again in 2004 and most recently in 2010/2011. There is a small shopping street, with one grocery store (Cooperative), one newsagents, an optician's shop, a clothes boutique,a Chinese takeaway, a Chinese restaurant, two fish and chip shops, an Indian restaurant plus Jamaican and Filipino restaurants. Also two Tattoo places, two nail bars, one sun tan bar, three hair dressers, and a Sandwich shop. There is also one horse-riding school and three nurseries (day). The village has a library with wireless internet, scanning, printing and photocopying facilities. Along this road there is a small hotel, skate park, a Playing Field and a children's play park. Lakenheath has two pubs though historically it had at least sixteen more. The Plough Inn (also known as the Wok n Rock) is a spacious flint faced 19th-century bar, Far Eastern restaurant and takeaway. It reopened at the end of 2013 after being closed for two years. The other pub is the Brewer's Tap. The Royal British Legion was a members only club, but closed in April 2012. Lakenheath is remarkable for its medieval church, built about 900 years ago in wood, eventually being rebuilt in the local flint construction style. The church on the exterior has an embattled parapet that has an array of very worn gargoyles and other carved faces at the string course at the base. The interior includes medieval paintings and carvings on the pews. The faces of the church's wooden angels bear the scars of the English Civil War, as none of the angels retained their original facial detail, due to religiously motivated vandalism by puritan soldiers. In early 2009, the church received a large grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and local organisations to restore its rare medieval wall paintings. The wall paintings, depicting local saint St Edmund, angels, and birds amongst other subjects, are believed to date from the 13th century. As well as the Anglican parish church, Lakenheath has churches representing the Methodist, Strict Baptist and Pentecostal (AOG) denominations. All three of the non-Anglican church buildings are also primarily constructed of local flint, albeit with later modifications in brick.

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Facts and Stats for Lakenheath*

  • Pollution Statistics in Lakenheath

    Know the pollution level of Lakenheath before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 23.08 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 34.62 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 32.69 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 26.92 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 26.92 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 21.15 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 7.69 (Very Low)
  • Lakenheath: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Lakenheath for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Lakenheath.

    • Burglary and Theft 19.64 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 16.07 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 8.93 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 21.43 (Low)
    • Attacks 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 39.29 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 94.64 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 76.79 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 23.21 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 30.36 (Low)
  • Living in Lakenheath - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Lakenheath is 173.51 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 81.14 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 90.71 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 28.19 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 26.13 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 80.68 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 71.11 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.37 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 84.05 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Lakenheath

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Lakenheath

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.19 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.37 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 42.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 86.06 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 86.9 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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