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All events in the Village Hall unless stated otherwise

 

 

October 2018

 

Monday 1st            Monday Morning Group  10.15 for 10.30am

Tuesday 2nd          FOSA Bingo   7.30pm

Wednesday 3rd     Tea and Chat 2-4pm

Sunday 7th            HARVEST FESTIVAL SERVICE St Andrews Church

Tuesday 9th           Hilltop Women’s group Talk 7.45pm

Wednesday 10th    Lunch Club 12 for 12.30 Advance Bookings Please

Thursday 11th        PCC  10am

Saturday 13th        Crafternoon 2-4pm

Monday 15th          Monday Morning Group  10.15 for 10.30am

Wednesday 17th    Tea and Chat 2-4pm

Wednesday 17th    The Bawdsey Story – Miriam Stead  7.45 pm

Tuesday 23rd         Gardening Club Talk on Spring Bulbs 7.30pm

Wednesday 24th    Tea and Chat 2-4pm

Thursday 25th        Mobile Library 9.55-10.10am outside Haymead Hse, The Street

Saturday 27th        Coffee, cakes & Books 10-11.30am Highbanks, 1 Broadway

Saturday 27th        Children's Halloween Party 4-6pm. Advance Tickets to be booked

Wednesday 31st    Tea and Chat 2-4pm

 

 

 

 

The Music Quiz was a challenge! Sorry about that but the scores were very even throughout the night. After eight rounds the winners by one point were Paul, Cathy, Harriet and Dave who made up a team on the night. The seven teams all appeared to enjoy themselves and everybody had a good evening with the delicious ploughman's provided by Jos, washing up by Dave, bar by Julian and everybody's involvement in clearing the hall at the end helping to round off the evening. A profit in excess of £250 was made for the Village Hall. Thank you everyone.

The next stage in the development of the hall is insulating, lining and plastering the store room which, in the colder months, sucks away all the heat from the Hall when the doors next to the bar are open and condensation causing some damage to stored materials and equipment. The work is commencing week beginning Monday 8th October and all the usual activities will still be going on as the work will cause minor disturbance to the main areas of the Hall. But check the diary! The work should take up to two weeks to complete. 

We also hope to erect two screens in the Village Hall to give us a proper surface to project films, videos or slide shows on in the very near future. This will be with funds from Andrew Stringer's-our District and County Councillor-Locality Budget which he can distribute to the parishes he represents as requests come in. He has previously funded the new cooker in the kitchen amongst other things.

 

November Craft Fair on Saturday 17thNovember with a running time of 12 'till 4pm with lots of exciting stalls and refreshments too-hot soup an extra attraction this year!

Nigel's Village Quiz takes place on its traditional day of the first Saturday of December which this year is December 1st. Please book yourself in either alone, a family or as a table of six, as this is always a very popular evening's entertainment. A range of subjects to be answered, the bar and food during the evening as well as a challenge to see if what you think you know is right!

Children's Christmas Party on Saturday 15th December. Booking will be necessary so Santa can bring the right gifts with him when he comes. More details next month.

Plum Pudding Walk is on Thursday 27th December and we hope that as many people as possible-with or without dogs!-will come along and join in the footpath walks, pre-walk mulled wine and post walk hot soup and bread

Summer Fete 2019 is on Saturday 22nd June. An initial meeting of interested, helping, contributing people will be held to discuss theme, activities and ideas very soon please keep on the lookout for date and time and come along if you can.


Special thanks this month to Dave Challinor for his sterling work through the summer months keeping the grass around the Village Hall cut and tidy and doing lots of other little jobs that mostly go unseen but help keep the building and surrounds in good order.

 

 

‘Crafternoon’

Saturday 13th October 2 - 4p.m. Wickham Skeith Village Hall          

Do you, or would you like to, paint, draw, collage, make felt,

embroider, patchwork & quilt, knit or crochet, make prints,

sculpt, make stained-glass work?

Bring whatever you’re working on at present

Share skills - Inspire, Be Inspired

Trade or teach tips and techniques

Or just sit and create in the company of other creative people

Free admission – refreshments available 

                               

                     

 

Stoke Ash Women’s Institute

Please come and join our friendly group of ladies at Stoke Ash WI. We meet on the second Wednesday of each month (except December) at 7.30pm and enjoy a varied range of speakers. For example, in September we heard from a Doctor, who had volunteered for the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) for over 30 years, whereas next month we will learn about industrial Ipswich.

We already have several Wickham Skeith residents among our number, as it is one of the closest WIs to the village. We welcome new members and you don’t even have to be able make jam or know the words to Jerusalem. You can come as a guest for an evening, but if you’d rather not come alone, contact the President or Secretary, whose numbers are at the bottom of this article. They can put you in touch with someone, who will bring you to the meeting and introduce you. A warm welcome awaits you.

Our programme for meetings is published on the Stoke Ash village website and on our dedicated WI page (http://sefwi.org.uk/institutes/stoke-ash).

President: Sue Marlow and

Secretary: Jean Willoughby 

 

 

Tai Chi classes in Wickham Skeith

Please note there will be no Tai Chi on Friday 12thOctober. All other Fridays normal classes at 3pm, all welcome, come and give it a try. More information:  see website www.yangstyletaichi.co.uk  or contact Martin Fayers: martif28@tiscali.co.uk

 

Eye Goes Green Autumn Fair, Eye Town Hall, Broad Street, Eye

Saturday 13thOctober 10am to 4pm.Entrance Free.

This year, we have a good variety of stalls including organic fruit & veg, amazing gluten free cakes & cookies, delicious jams & chutneys as well as fair trade food & crafts, beautifully finished bespoke furniture from reclaimed wood, bird boxes & tables, glass products & cards. All by local people.

New this year, we have a local beekeeper with several types of honey to sample and buy. He welcomes questions about beekeeping and will have a hive and other equipment on display.

Adding to the eco arts and crafts will be Emmaus Suffolk, a charity providing support for unemployed and homeless people, they have upcycled furniture and other products for sale.

Renewable energy, insulation & energy saving are hot topics – get the up-to-date information from a local expert.

Café Green will have tasty, seasonal soups, light lunches, scones, cakes, fair trade tea & coffee for sale.

 

  




Eye Goes Green Autumn Fair, Eye Town Hall, Broad Street, Eye, Saturday 13th October 10am to 4pm. Entrance Free.

 

This year, we have a good variety of stalls including organic fruit & veg, amazing gluten free cakes & cookies, delicious jams & chutneys as well as fair trade food & crafts, beautifully finished bespoke furniture from reclaimed wood, bird boxes & tables, glass products & cards. All by local people.

 

New this year, we have a local beekeeper with several types of honey to sample and buy. He welcomes questions about beekeeping and will have a hive and other equipment on display.

 

Adding to the eco arts and crafts will be Emmaus Suffolk, a charity providing support for unemployed and homeless people, they have upcycled furniture and other products for sale.

 

Renewable energy, insulation & energy saving are hot topics – get the up-to-date information from a local expert.

 

Café Green will have tasty, seasonal soups, light lunches, scones, cakes, fair trade tea & coffee for sale.

 

 

Thornham Film Nights

19th October Friday: Thornham Village Hall Film, 7.30pm: Three  Billboards

 

 

Children's Halloween Party

is taking place in the Village Hall on Saturday 27th October and Denise says that it is from 4-6 pm at a cost of £4 a child.

There will be Fancy Dress and carved pumpkin competitions. A Disco with games and buffet tea. It is very important to book tickets through Denise at least one week in advance-i.e. by 20th October.

Always a good party!

 

 

 

Village Afternoon Tea and Chat

An informal gathering for tea and biscuits. Open to all, young and old; dogs welcome too. Afternoon tea at the village hall happens every Wednesday from 2-4pm except Lunch Club days. As much tea/coffee as you can drink for only £1.

 

 

 

49/59 Club

The following have been very lucky and won £25.00 for being the holder of a Lottery Bonus number!

48  50  48  44  36

 

 

 

FLY TIPPING IN JESSIE’S WOOD

On Wednesday 12thof September someone dumped a big load of rubbish in Jessie’s wood. There were three mouldy mattresses, an old fridge, a lavatory cistern, numerous black bin liners full of rubbish, a load of plywood and kitchen unit fronts, among other things. 

It was dumped sometime during the day as it was not there in the morning but was there in the late afternoon. The person/people responsible probably had a truck.

Did you see anything suspicious? Know where it might have come from?

Jessie’s wood is a very special place; not just to our family but to walkers and riders who enjoy its calm beauty.

We would hate to be forced to enclose it because of this selfish and anti-social behaviour. 

We would like to thank Andrew Stringer our amazing Councillor for his help, especially for arranging for its removal.

Joy and Geoff Homan

 

Fri, Jun. 15, 2018

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