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Community Council News, June 2019

The Art Show at the end of May was a huge success, there were nearly 800 visitors  over the three days. A huge thank you must go to all those who helped from the setting up through the event to the clearing away at the end, a team of 35 give their time freely and over £2,600.00 was raised for Community Council funds. Well Done Everyone!

The new Village Sign on Parsonage Green was officially unveiled on Friday 14th June there will be a report in next month Green Links. The Community Council was pleased to have been part of the event.

The Community Council is 50 this year and as part of the Village Show on September 8th we are planning a look back over the past 50 years, anyone with any memorabilia of the past 50 years, old photos etc, pop them to one side we will be in contact.

The Show itself will be concentrating on the Flower, Fruit, Produce and Craft side of things and will be in the Village Hall. As the days get longer and work  continues in the garden please think about entering the Show the entry form is in the middle of this month’s Green Links and hopefully there is something everyone can enter.

We mustn’t forget about the Monthly Country and Western  Dances which start again 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.

And now for the biggie! Saturday 16th November an evening  with the Bee Gees. The tribute band – Bee Gees Disco Night  Fever Band is booked and will be a rocking evening so keep  the date free, tickets will soon be available from Cockfield Post Office or from Janne on 01284 828264.

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  is showing  Wild Rose Friday 26th July with the next Cinema evening on Friday 23rd August, Julie chooses some excellent  films so come along for a good evening out on your doorstep. Tickets are £4.50 on the door and along with the bar there are teas and coffees as well as ice-creams and sweets.

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. Please visit the Cinema webpage for full details

Details of our major events also circulated through our Community Council   e-mail distribution list. If you wish to be included on the list, which is an excellent source of information about local events, please apply through the website .

Waste paper collection

The next waste paper collection will be on Sundays June 30th and July 28th, as usual, collections will start at 9.00 am. Please leave your papers out for the collectors. If you should find you have a lot of paper and card building up 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!

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