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Commuity Council April News

Cockfield Community Council News

We hope you liked the ‘Meet your Community Council Trustees’ feature in last month’s Green Links. As well as letting you see how lovely a bunch of people we are it had a serious purpose. We are all Trustees because we believe that the Community Council does a really good job for the residents of Cockfield and we want to make sure that it continues to do so – by publishing photos of ourselves we hope that we have given a ‘face’ to the organisation and made ourselves more accessible to our members. So please, do not hesitate to approach any of us if you have ideas which you think could benefit the community.

C & W dances

Kenny Lee’s visit in March was a great success. Kenny and the band are very popular right across East Anglia and draw in an audience from a wide area – it’s pleasing to see so many people enjoying themselves in our Village Hall. Kenny will be back in NovemberOn Saturday 2nd April Declan Gaynor returns to the village. When he performed for us for the first time last year, the reaction was ‘where did he come from, why haven’t we seen him before?’ Declan is a top class professional entertainer and we’re looking forward to seeing a great crowd taking in his C&W with an Irish flavour.

Oh, and by the way, Kevin Barry is back in May.

Our monthly dances are an important source of funding for the Community Council so please come along and join in – you’ll see the full programme for 2016 elsewhere in this edition of Green Links.

The Duck Race

The Cockfield Duck Race will take place on Sunday 17th April in Earl’s Meadow. This has proved popular in the past and whilst our younger members are cheering on their ducks, the rest of us can enjoy this beautiful, peaceful area which is a real asset to the village.

Richard Whymark

On Saturday 23rd April we  welcome back Richard Whymark who had us in stitches back in 2014 and who promises more of the same for us this time. Tickets are £15, which includes a fish and chip supper, and are available from Cockfield Post Office.

This is an evening that should not be missed.

The Village Hall’s 40th Birthday

To celebrate the 40th birthday of the Village Hall we have planned an evening of entertainment on Saturday 16th July. We have booked local band, Quaff, to lead the activities and, as something different, we’re inviting anyone in the village who wishes to showcase any musical or other talents they may possess to perform for us in a non-competitive ‘Cockfield’s Got Talent’ way.

Don’t Forget

The Art Show will be back on 28th, 29th and 30th May – we’re getting plenty of entries lined up, so the show should be even better than last year!

The Village Show will take place on Sunday 11th September – we published a list of the produce classes in last month’s Green Links, so hopefully, everyone is planning their growing for this year!

Kevin Barry will be here again on Saturday 17th September to entertain us with music from the 60s and 70s.

On Saturday November 19th we’re planning a Murder Mystery Evening – watch this space for details.

In addition we have formed a joint committee with the Parish Council to decide how we should celebrate HM Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday on Sunday 12th and we look forward to making an announcement in the near future

Waste paper collection

The next waste paper collections will be on Sunday 27th March and Sunday 24th April. As usual, collections will start at 9.00 am.

Community Council e-Mail list

Our e-mail list is now up and running, but we’ve noticed that not all of you have yet signed up. The purpose of the list is to enable the Community Council to communicate with its members to ensure that everyone is kept informed about what we are doing. If you haven’t already received any information from us then it is likely that you are not on the list – to get on the list simply follow the link in the footer of the website.


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