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Community Council December News

Happy New Year!!!!!


We held our AGM in the Village Hall on Friday 1st December. The Chairman delivered his report, which is published in this edition of Green Links in which he detailed an extremely successful year and thanked the outgoing Officers, Trustees, helpers and everyone who has taken part in Community Council activities. This was followed by the Treasurer’s report which indicated a healthy financial position as we go into 2018. It was noted that the minibus is in need of replacement and it was agreed by the meeting that the contents of the sinking fund should be donated to the Parish Council as a contribution toward the purchase of a new vehicle.

This was followed by the election of Trustees and Officers. Unfortunately, four Trustees, including the Treasurer, have stood down from the Board, and those remaining were reelected en mass. Fortunately we are pleased to welcome two new Trustees, Susan Metcalf and Derek Marr, and look forward to working with them on behalf of the village.

At this point, Mrs Barbara Ruffell assumed the Chair for the election of the Chairman. Rodney Williams was re-elected unopposed and our thanks to Mrs Ruffell for overseeing this part of the meeting.

The following Officers were elected unopposed:

Vice Chairman                                    Julie Goodsman
Secretary                                              Janne Cutting-Keyton
Treasurer                                              Barbara Turner

Under ‘any other business’ Janne Cutting-Keyton outlined the Village Hall Committee’s plans to improve the kitchen and indicated that a request for funding will be forthcoming during 2018. It should be noted that the Community Council was originally set up to raise funding for the building of the Village Hall, and that it has continued to support the Hall, along with other village projects,  ever since.

The meeting concluded with the Chairman expressing his thanks to the retiring Trustees and inviting all attendees to share in some refreshments.

Country & Western Evening

Our Country & Western evenings with resume after the Christmas and New Year break on Saturday 3rd February when probably our most popular entertainer, Kevin Barry, will be back with us  Tickets will be at the usual price of £6 on the door and there will, of course, be a bar and barbecue. Doors open at 7.30 pm for an 8.00 pm start.

Cockfield Community Cinema

On Friday 26th January we will be showing Dunkirk. Doors open at 7.00 pm and the film starts at 7.30 pm.

For full details of this and future screenings please visit the Cinema page in the Community Council section of thhis site.


Now a reminder that comedian and ventriloquist, Richard Whymark will be back (with a Fish’n’Chip supper) on 21st April 2018, the Art Show will be on 26th, 27th and 28th May, the Village Show on 9th September and the ABBA tribute act on 17th November. There will also be a full program of Country & Western Evenings and Cockfield Community Cinema.

Details of all our events will appear in Green Links, on this site 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 or by e-mail to

Waste paper collection

The next waste paper collections will be on Sunday 31st   December and Sunday 28th January.  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.

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