Carols On The Green
It should have been Carols On The Green but it didn’t happen quite like that. It’s amazing that these days the mobile phone gives you a weather report for Cockfield but sad when the report started off doubtful and git worse as the day wore on. The decision was taken to move the event under cover in The Village Hall, many thanks to Neil Ashton for putting the word out on the E vine.
About 70 people turned up and, though it wasn’t quite the same as standing on the green it was certainly much kinder, the forecast was right and it was a wet and windy night out there!
There were fine words said from Cockfield combined Churches and the rafters were raised with some hearty singing, even some harmonies and descants!
What a lovely way to get into the Christmas Spirit, and to pause to recall those less fortunate who had no shelter from the stormy night.
Mulled wine and mince pies were served along with other niceties a big thank you to all who organised this.
Let’s hope that next year the weather will be kinder and we can meet on the Village Green
New Year’s Day was a middling sort of day weather wise but quite pleasant for a walk. Around thirty people plus various dogs gathered at The Pavillion and set out on a lovely walk which took in many footpaths and the beauties of Bull’s Wood. Many thanks to Kylie for leading us on such a lovely route, An invigorating and sociable start to 2019.
A highlight for me was the beautiful coppicing in Bull’s wood, a wonderful example of an ancient art. Perhaps some knowledgeable citizen might like to write about coppicing and how valuable it has always been to this community.
There are a few corrections to the 2019 Programme as written in last month’s Green Links:
The monthly Country and Western Dancers start in February on the 2nd , doors open at 7pm and tickets are £6.00 on the door, with a live band, bar and BBQ these are excellent evenings.
Then in April, on the 13th, we have a Tea Dance in the Village Hall, more details will follow but do save the date,
This will be followed by the Duck Race at Earls Meadow on Easter Saturday the 20th April. The Duck Race is always a popular event.
The Art Show in the Village Hall is back over the Bank Holiday weekend 25/26/27th May – definitely a save the date event.
In July we have a new venture a Sale Trail on the 14th – it will be the traditional map noting those houses selling items but we will also have space available at the Village Hall for tables and, depending on demand, some tables on Great Green too.
The Village Show will be on Sunday September 8th but this year we will be concentrating on the Flower, Fruit, Produce and Craft side of things and will be hosting it in the Village Hall. So through the dark evenings think crafty makes and when the days start to get longer and you can get outside remember to Sow for the Show!
We have a bit of a break then until November when on the 16th we are planning an evening with a Tribute Band – which one is yet to be decided but ABBA was so popular we thought it would be an excellent idea to repeat.
The year will close with Carols on the Green on December 17th.
I expect there will be a couple of other events popped in along the way but all these coupled with the monthly Country and Western Dances and Cinema we have a full programme to keep us busy and hopefully the Village engaged.
Cockfield Community Cinema on the fourth Friday of the month – in February on the 22nd film is The Children Act with a star studded cast it should be an excellent and thought provoking evening’s entertainment.
Please remember we are now offering Cinema Vouchers, and very smart they are too, prices are in multiples of film entries (£4.50 each) and you can buy for as many performances as you like. If you are interested please contact Julie on 07815 497952
Waste paper collection
The next waste paper collection will be on Sundays January 27th and February 24th. 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. If you should find you have a lot of paper and card building up, as we all do at this time of year, you don’t have to wait for the last Sunday in the month to off load it, paper and cardboard can always be dropped off at the Dutch Barn at Cockfield Hall.
We hope you will join in with our plans and don’t forget if there is something you would like to see happen in the Village just let us know!