Suffolk Village of the Year 2023

Community Council July News

As we noted in the last ‘news’, the Art Show held over the late May Bank Holiday weekend was a great success. So we’ve decided to repeat the event at the same time and place next year and we’re looking forward to an even better show as word gets round to both artists and art lovers that the Cockfield Art Show is the place to show off your works and purchase your next piece!

On a less positive note, we reluctantly had to cancel the social evening which we had planned to celebrate the Village Hall’s 40th birthday. Ticket sales were extremely disappointing and in the end we had no option but to call the event off. We know a number of people (some of whom were involved when the Hall was built) were looking forward to the celebration and we’re sincerely sorry that we weren’t able to celebrate the fruits of their labours with them 40 years on.

Country & Western evenings

Our C & W dances get underway again, after the summer break, on Saturday 3rd September when we have Garry Blackmore entertaining us. Tickets, as always will be £6, on the door, and there will be a licensed bar and barbecue. Doors open at 7.30 pm.

Cockfield Village Show

Preparations are gathering pace for The Village Show which will take place on Sunday 11th September. In addition to the produce and craft shows we are planning entertainment from the Hageneth Morris Men whilst the children from Cockfield School will demonstrate their maypole skills. Dave Donuts will be there to entertain the children (and quite a few adults) with, amongst other things, his Punch & Judy show and ,of course, we will have our usual classic car display. With craft and food stalls, a barbecue, licensed bar, tea stall and various games of skill around the gardens of Clipt Bushes, we are looking forward to another traditional country village show.

More Music and Murder Comes to Cockfield!!!

The Village Show is followed by the 60s and 70s evening with Kevin Barry on Saturday 17th September. Kevin is immensely popular with audiences throughout East Anglia and we anticipate that this event will be well supported.  Tickets will be £6 on the door and there will be a barbecue and licensed bar. Doors open at 7.15 pm.

On Saturday November 19th we’re planning a Murder Mystery Evening. Tickets will be priced at £7.50 (with supper!) and  further details will be published soon.


Our AGM is on November 25th so please come along – remember it is YOUR Community Council and it is at the AGM that our direction for the next year is decided, so it is important that everyone with an opinion about the way we are going or suggestions for future events comes along.

Waste paper collection

The next waste paper collections will be on Sunday 31st July  and Sunday 28th August. As usual, collections will start at 9.00 am.

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