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Community Council News, Feb 2020

The Community Council Trustees met in late January and agreed a programme of events for the year, some old some new.  Apart from having the opportunity to socialise within the village all events raise funds and we look forward to seeing you and to having an enjoyable and successful year. If you have recently moved to the village you may find the cinema evenings on the fourth Friday of the month a good introduction to the village.  

On Sat 21 Mar we have a Swing Dance, which builds on the success of the first inaugural dance last year. For those who did not previously attend  the evening begins with a dance class, led by Neil and Martine of A2 Jive ( see to help you get in the swing of it (sorry for the pun!)  It is all informal and very good fun.

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 in January and February. 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.

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, the chosen charity being Dementia UK.

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.

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.

Waste Paper Collections continue on the last Sunday of the month, 29 Mar, 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 Sept , Cinema
  • Sat 3 or 17 Oct, Barn Dance (tentative, to be confirmed)
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