What’s Happening in and Around Cockfield

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Area Events

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Annual Parish Meeting @ Cockfield Village Hall
May 20 @ 19:30 – 21:30

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held in the main hall, Cockfield Village Hall and will be subject to Covid restrictions, including but not limited to:

  1. Maximum attendance of 30 (including County & District Cllrs, Parish Cllrs and Representatives of Village Groups,
  2. Social distancing,
  3. One way system of access and egress,
  4. Wearing of face masks at all times, unless exemption applies
  5. Use of hand sanitisers (provided by Village Hall)
  6. Attendees to remain seated during meeting

7.30pm on Thursday 20h May 2021 to be held at the Village Hall (main hall area)


1. Welcome and introduction by the Chairman of Cockfield Parish Council.

2. To note any apologies for absence:

3. To approve the minutes of the last Annual Parish Meeting held on 30 May 2019.

4. Matters arising from the minutes from the last Annual Parish Meeting.

5. County Councillor Report – Cllr Robert Lindsay.

6. District Councillor Reports – Cllr Clive Arthey & Cllr Margaret Maybury.

7. Parish Council Report – Cllr Derek Southgate, Chairman.

8. Suffolk Constabulary CEO (Sudbury and Haverhill) – PC Darren Marshall

9. Village Organisations and Activities:
A key opportunity for the various organisations and groups which serve the community, and others who represent the village, to provide brief reports on their activities in the last 12 months and their future plans:
9.1 Community Council Rodney Williams
9.2 Village Hall Management Committee Janne Cutting-Keyton
9.3 Computer Circle/Village Website Neil Ashton
9.4 CEVC Primary School Trudie Harkin
9.5 CATEY Pre-School Dick Bayes
9.6 St Peter’s Church Revd Sharon Potter
9.7 United Charities Tony Box
9.8 Women’s Institute Brenda Cantlay
9.9 Football Club Joe Brinkley
9.10 Congregational Church Gerry Blake
9.11 “Green Links” Janne Cutting-Keyton
9.12. Village Recorder Brenda Dyer

10. Open Forum:
To raise any matters relating to Cockfield which residents wish to highlight.

Cllr Derek Southgate
Chairman, Cockfield Parish Council
Published: 28 April 2021

Ordinary Meeting and AGM of the Parish Council @ Cockfield Village Hall
May 27 @ 19:30 – 22:30
Cockfield Cinema Returns – Summerland @ Cockfield Village Hall
May 28 @ 19:00
Cockfield Cinema Returns - Summerland @ Cockfield Village Hall | Cockfield | England | United Kingdom

For our 2021 return, this screening will be subject to the 50% capacity, socially distanced rules. From the June 25th screening onwards, all being well it will be the full return of the cinema as we know it.

Doors open 7pm, 7.30 pm start.


Certificate 12

Running time 100 mins

During World War II, reclusive writer Alice has her sequestered life upended when Frank, an evacuee from the London Blitz, is left in her care. Despite initially resolving to be rid of him, Alice finds herself and her emotions reawakened by him.

These are the main changes that will be implemented for the resumption:

Reserving Seats

  • Admittance will be by advanced reservation only. Tickets will not be issued and walk-ins will not be permitted.
  • Seat prices are as before £4.50 adults, £3 children
  • To reserve up to 4 places, please email cinema.tickets@cockfield.org.uk. Confirmation of your reservation will be issued.
  • To assist with seating on the day, if reserving 2-4 places you will be asked for the number of family units – i.e. who are not socially distancing amongst themselves.
  • For contact tracing, at the time of reserving the person booking will be asked for a contact phone number and/or email address.(In line with government guidelines this information will be retained for 21 days after the screening).
  • Payment will be collected on arrival; exact money is requested please.
  • Please contact one of the above if you have reserved places but cannot attend, so that the place(s) can be reallocated.


The village hall and the cinema set up will be fully Covid compliant.

Please note the following changes that are in place as a result of Covid-19

  • Please contact us if you need to cancel or alter your reservation
  • If anyone in your booking is exhibiting Covid like symptoms, please do not attend
  • Payment will be collected when you arrive, exact money if you can please
  • A face covering must be worn whilst in the hall. Please remember your masks or visors
  • Seating will be set out according to social distancing guidelines. Chairs must not be moved by attendees.
  • Please observe social distancing. Regrettably mingling for conversations will not be possible
  • A one-way system for access, exit and use of toilets will be in force and indicated by signs.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available at the entrance and in the hall and must be used on arrival
  • Ice cream will be offered, £1.50 per tub
  • Attendees may bring their own teas, coffees, other drinks, mugs, glasses etc. All materials and litter must be taken away again at the end
  • There will not be a raffle and the interval will be shorter than usual
  • Once the screening is over attendees will be asked to leave the building via the marked exits and not gather for conversations.
  • Chairs will be stacked away by designated people. Attendees are asked not to help out.


Any changes to applicable guidelines will be communicated to attendees.

Please contact Julie or Neil at the above email if you have any questions.


Cockfield Back Together
Jun 26 all-day
Cockfield Back Together
Picnic Scene

This event marks our being able to get together again as a community. We are planning a big celebration for all the family to include a walk, a barbecue and picnic, and some live music. Look out for further information here and in Green Links.

Sale Trail
Jul 4 @ 10:00 – 14:00
Sale Trail

This is a great opportunity for you to get rid of those unwanted items you’ve accumulated and to raise some money for yourselves and the Community Council. You set up your stall at the front of your property and we provide a map showing where you are. Further details including registration information will be published nearer the time.

Cockfield Show @ Cockfield Village Hall
Sep 12 all-day
Cockfield Show @ Cockfield Village Hall

Back in the Village Hall, this year's Show will incorporate the best of last year's virtual show with photographic classes showing gardens and projects at their best through the year.

Further information will be published in Green Links and on the website.

Cockfield SpeedQuiz @ Cockfield Village Hall
Oct 30 all-day

Cockfield Community Council presents

SpeedQuiz logoBack in the Village Hall!!

It's our pub quiz with a difference.  You enter your answer in a special app on your smartphone and the results and leaderboard are shown as we go. We meet in the village hall which will add to the competitive edge! For those who have taken part in the SpeedQuizzes over Zoom, this is very similar. By being together in the village hall we can incorporate additional features to add to the fun.

Further information will be published nearer the time.