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Community Council News, August 2019

With the Summer holiday period coming to its close, time for thoughts to turn to the month of September and this Autumn – and a busy time in Cockfield!

The popular Cockfield Produce, Flower and Craft Show is on Sunday 8th September in the Village Hall. For the full details, please See the separate entry, in this month’s Green Links.

Whilst the focus of the Show will of course be on the great array of flowers, produce and craft, in recognition of the Community Council being 50 this year we are also planning a look back over past years with a display of photos from the archives. Thank you to those who have contributed to the collection which we are sure will be of interest to everyone on the day.

Of course, apart from the flowers, produce and craft, there will also be teas, coffees, cakes, raffle, the all important plant stall. And various side stalls for you to browse.

So with so much to see, do and perhaps buy, do please come along – and put an entry in!

After the summer recess the Country and Western Dances start again the evening before the Village Show on Saturday 7th September with Kevin Barry. Tickets are on the door and are £6.00 each. The doors open at 7pm, there is also a bar and BBQ.

Cockfield Community Cinema will be showing The Keeper at the Village Hall on Friday 27th September, 7.00pm for 7.30pm. This recounts the fascinating story of Bert Trautman, best remembered for playing the 1956 Wembley Cup Final with a broken neck, but who as a German footballer in the early 1950s had a challenging time making his way in Post War Britain.  Tickets are £4.50 on the door and along with the bar there are teas and coffees as well as ice-creams and sweets.

On Friday 25 October the Cinema will be showing Rocketman, the recently acclaimed film of the life of Elton John. Further details in next month’s Green Links.

The major event in the Autumn will be an Evening with the Bee Gees on Saturday 16th November. The tribute band – the Bee Gees Experience have been booked and we are looking forward to a lively evening. Last year’s tribute band ABBA was a sell-out and we believe it likely that this year’s event will be also. Tickets will soon be available from Cockfield Post Office or from Janne on 01284 828264. Watch out for further details.

Also in the Autumn the Cockfield Computer Circle will recommence on Monday afternoons. For a number of years now classes have been planned well in advance, with the basics of Emails, Word, and Excel proving to be popular. The 2019-2020 Programme is expected to take on a different format from previous years. Instead of the traditional

fixed schedule, sessions will be selected according to demand. The intent is to allow popular topics to be repeated and for others to be covered in more depth. For more information see the article elsewhere in this issue.

Waste Paper Collections continue on the last Sunday of the month, the next waste paper collection being on Sunday 29th September, as usual, collections will start 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.

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

Planning for 2020 is at its early stages, the Community Council having already completed its first initial discussion on the events that we believe would be well received and for which we believe it would be practical to organise.

However it is your Village and your Community Council. Please do speak with any of the Trustees (details on the Village website) and let us know your thoughts. As ever, more volunteers are always welcome. If you are interested in joining please do contact any of the Trustees. Our 2019 AGM which will be held on 29 November at 7.30pm in the Village Hall – do join us if you  can.

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