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Community Council AGM, November 2018

Cockfield Community Council wishes you all a very happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year.

At the AGM we welcomed two ‘new’ Trustees Michelle Callinan and Ian Levett, we also thanked those Trustees stepping down Paul Brinkley, Ashley Cutting and Victor Keyton, we thank them for their service epically Paul who was a past Chair of the Community Council and served as a Trustee for many years.

Under the leadership of Chairman Rodney Williams we have put together a full programme of events for 2019!

We start off the 2019 Programme with the Hangover Hike on the 1st January, this year we meet at the pavilion on great Green at 10.45 am for a leisurely walk along some of Cockfield’s footpaths, dogs on leads are welcome.

Then in March, on the 13th, we have a Tea Dance in the Village Hall, more details will follow but do save the date followed by the Duck Race at Earls Meadow on Easter Saturday the 20th April. The Duck Race is always a popular event.

The Art Show in the Village Hall is back over the Bank Holiday weekend 25/26/27th May – definitely a save the date event.

In May we have a new venture a Sale Trail on the 14th – it will be the traditional map noting those houses selling items but we will also have space available at the Village Hall for tables and, depending on demand, some tables on Great Green too.

The Village Show will be on Sunday September 8th but this year we will be concentrating on the Flower, Fruit, Produce and Craft side of things and will be hosting it in the Village Hall. So through the dark evenings think crafty makes and when the days start to get longer and you can get outside remember to Sow for the Show!

We have a bit of a break then until November when on the 16th we are planning an evening with a Tribute Band – which one is yet to be decided but ABBA was so popular we thought it would be an excellent idea to repeat.

The year will close with Carols on the Green on December  17th.

I expect there will be a couple of other events popped in along the way but all these coupled with the monthly Country and Western Dances and Cinema we have a full programme to keep us busy and hopefully the Village engaged.

Cockfield Community Cinema  on the fourth Friday of the month – in January on the 25th the film is King of Thieves with a star studded cast it should be an excellent evenings entertainment. Full details of future screenings are on the cinema page.

Now please remember we are now offering Cinema Vouchers, and very smart they are too, prices are in multiples of film entries (£4.50 each) and you can buy for as many performances as you like. If you are interested please contact

Details of all our events will appear in Green Links, the Village website, and will be circulated through our Community Council   e-mail distribution list. If you wish to be included on the list, which is an excellent source of information about local events, please apply through the website .

Waste paper collection

The next waste paper collection will be on Sundays 30th December and January 27th . As usual, collections will start at 9.00 am. These collections are an important source of funds for the Community Council so please leave your papers out for the collectors. If you should find you have a lot of paper and card building up, as we all do at this time of year, you don’t have to wait for the last Sunday in the month to off load it, paper and cardboard  can always be dropped off at the Dutch Barn at Cockfield Hall.

We hope you will join in with our plans and don’t forget if there is something you would like to see happen in the Village just let us know!

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