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Community Council News, March 2017

The second show presented by Cockfield Community Cinema proved to be as popular as our first in January – Bridget Jones’ Baby was seen by over 60 filmgoers who thoroughly enjoyed the evening. By the time you read this hopefully you will have enjoyed The Lady in the Van, our March film, and will be looking forward to Sully on Friday 28th April. Sully, produced by Clint Eastwood and starring Tom Hanks, is the story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight’s passengers and crew – if the number of people who have watched this film worldwide is anything to go by, it should be well worth watching. Our May film, A Street Cat Named Bob will now be shown on the new date of Friday 19th May. Both shows start at 7.30 pm, with doors open at 7 pm. Admission (on the door) is £4.50 for adults and £3 for under 17s – refreshments will be available.

April will be a busy month for Cockfield Community Council for, in addition to our cinema, we have a full programme of events.

We start with our Country & Western evening on Saturday 1st April. This month we will be entertained by Declan Gaynor who will bring us his C&W with an Irish flavour – Declan plays throughout the country and we’re sure that you’ll be pleased to welcome him back. Then on May 6th the ever popular Julie Dawn returns to Cockfield. Tickets for both evenings, as always, will be £6, on the door, and there will be a licensed bar and barbecue. Doors open at 7.30 pm.

Then, on Easter Saturday 15th April, Earl’s Meadow will be the venue for the annual Duck Race on the banks of (and in) the River Brett. This event is great fun for all the family so come along and get competitive in our beautiful, tranquil (except when the Duck Race is on!!) meadow.

Finally, for April, we have a new feature, Cockfield  Under The Hammer. This is a live 80/20 auction where you will be invited to bring your unwanted treasures along to the Village Hall where they will be auctioned off by our professional auctioneer. The way it works is that, on the morning of Saturday 22nd April, items will be brought along to the Hall to be itemised and set out. Viewing will take place during the afternoon and the auction will take place in the evening. Sellers will be charged 20% of the hammer price and there will be no buyers’ premium. There will be no reserves and we would ask would be sellers to take away any unsold items immediately after the auction.

Other dates for your diaries

The Art Show will take place on 27th/28th/29th May, this will be our third show and we very much hope that we will continue the success of lasts year’s event.

There will be a Car Boot Sale on Gt Green on Sunday 2nd July.

The Village Show at Clipt Bushes will be on Sunday 10th September with a quiz night on Saturday 18th November.

 Carols on the Green is provisionally booked for 19th December.

 Details of all these events will appear in Green Links, elsehwhere on this site and will be 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 follow the link in the footer of this page.

Waste paper collection

The next waste paper collections will be on Sunday 26th March and Sunday 30th April.  As usual, collections will start at 9.00 am.

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