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Community Council News April 2020

The Trustees of the Community Council take pride in being able to arrange regular fundraising elements for the village which so many people enjoy. However we do not operate in a bubble and at the time of writing (mid March) the country has moved into the delay phase of Coronavirus, with changes in events seeming to happen daily. At this point the Community Council are continuing as normal but are absolutely mindful of the situation and will as a minimum follow any government guidelines for small scale events should any be issued that are in any way relevant.

All being well April is a busy month with three events.

On Sat 4 th Apr we have a Charity Dance in memory of Paul Brinkley, who did so much for the village over a number of decades. The theme will be 60/70/80s music with Kenny Lee and Hustler, the chosen charity being Dementia UK. Doors open 7.30pm, music from 8pm, tickets £6.00 on the door. Bar and BBQ.

On Sat 11 th Apr (Easter) weather permitting, we have our ever popular Duck Race at Earls Meadow (hopefully this year the water will be fast and furious.)

On Sat 18 th Apr we have a Hedgehog Awareness Event at the Village Hall. Entry is free from  10.30am running up to about 1pm. Present in the village hall will be Paula Baker, co-founder of Suffolk Prickles Hedgehog Rescue, a non profit organisation manned by volunteers that care for injured hedgehogs. Advice will be given on the natural habitat for hedgehogs and what we can do in our own gardens to support hedgehogs in the wild. Refreshments also available.

The April Cinema will be on Fri 24 th, when we will be showing Rorys Way. Rory, a rugged Scotsman, reluctantly leaves his beloved Hebridean island and travels to San Francisco to seek medical treatment. Moving in with his estranged son, Rory sees his life transformed through a newly found bond with his grandson.

Tickets are £4.50 on the door, bar, teas, coffees , ice-creams and sweets all available.

Over the Whit Bank Holiday in May (23, 24, 25th ) we will again by holding our popular Art Show in the Village Hall. Last year was very successful and at this very early stage we already have more than 20 artists signed up.

We now of course have the new and much larger cinema screen and speaker system in place, which has been very well received in our cinema showings since the start of the year. The new system brings additional flexibility to what we can do, including live screenings. A tentative date for your diary is Saturday 13 June when we are hoping to be able to show a special live broadcast of 42nd Street.

 Waste Paper Collections continue on the last Sunday of the month, 26 Apr, as usual collections will begin at 9.00 am. Please leave your papers out for the collectors in a prominent position. Proceeds from the collections go towards the running costs of the Pavilion and are therefore very valuable to the Village.

 Future dates for your diary from May onwards are:

  • Sat 23 – Mon 25 May, Art Show
  • Fri 29 May, Cinema
  • Sat 13 June, live screening 42nd Street
  • Sun 14 June, Sale Trail
  • Sat 20 June, Midsummer Walk ( + BBQ)
  • Fri 26 June, Cinema
  • Fri 24 July, Cinema
  • Fri 28 Aug, Cinema
  • Sun 6 Sept, Produce, Flower and Craft Show, (tentative, to be confirmed)
  • Fri 25 Sep , Cinema
  • Sat 3 or 17 Oct, Barn Dance (tentative, to be confirmed)



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