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What's On

 Welcome to our What's On page.  Everything happening during the coming month is listed here, but but please check the Village Hall and News pages for information about events that are planned for later on.

See, also, Neighbour's Events at Occold,  Debenham, Pettaugh, Redlingfield, Thornham and Thorndon.

All events in the Village Hall unless stated otherwise



August 2019   

Tuesday 6th           FOSA Bingo   7.30pm

Wednesday 7th      Afternoon Tea & Chat 2-4pm

Saturday 10th        Guided Walk of Bury St Edmunds  17.00

Wednesday 14th    Lunch Club 12 for 12.30 Advance Bookings Please

Wednesday 21st    Afternoon Tea & Chat 2-4pm

Saturday 24th         Annual Produce & Craft Show from 2.30pm

Wednesday 28th    Afternoon Tea & Chat 2-4pm


School Hol Special - Village Hall open every day  9am-12 noon for Table Tennis


September 2019

Tuesday 3rd          FOSA Bingo   7.30pm

Monday 9th           Parish Council 8pm All Welcome

Tuesday 10th        Hilltop Women’s group talk at 7:45pm

Sat 14th                Suffolk Churches Ride & Stride 9.00–17.00

Saturday 14th       Crafternoon 2-4.30pm

Saturday 21st       Music Quiz



Village Hall Committee

First this month is confirmation of the total raised from the fete...a magnificent £2,800. Once again a heartfelt thank you to EVERYBODY involved for such a wonderful result and to EVERYBODY who came along! 

The Sports on the Green was full of fun and laughter, gentle competition, neighbours and friends chatting and drinking and learning about-and helping-each other. Caz and Seb organised the rounders, running, and the equipment which was used so thanks to them. To see around twenty children playing and joining in together on the Green was possibly the best thing of all. Questions of the weather had raised its ugly head but in the end didn't bother anybody at all. Well done to the 'next generation'!


Upcoming events

Saturday 24thAugust-Craft and Produce Show in the Village Hall. Once again run by the Gardening Club-thank you to those kind people-and entry forms are available for you all. A single entry is worthwhile!! There will be a simple bar-prosecco, Pimms and tea and biscuit available. No BBQ this year though.

Saturday 21stSeptember-Music Quiz. A ploughman's will be provided, bar open and eight rounds of music based questions, tunes or pictures. Please let Nigel know if you wish to enter either as a team, pair, or individual.

Saturday 19thOctober-Harvest Horkey with Wickham grown pork-and veg-pudding, coffee and chocolates. Bookings to Nigel please as numbers are limited.

Thursday 31stOctober-Children's Halloween Party. Once again organised by Denise and her team and following the same format as usual-more information in September.

Saturday 16thNovember is the November Fair with various craft stalls and a village tombola-so start collecting items that are suitable please. This runs from 12 noon 'till 4 pm and light lunches will be available.

Saturday 6thDecember-Nigel's Famous Village Quiz!


Also in December there will be a Children's Christmas party but as yet a date has not been settled upon.

To complete the year the provisional date for the Plum Pudding Walk is Saturday 28th December-but this still needs to be confirmed.

During the school holidays the Village Hall will be open from 9am to 12 noon for children, with an accompanying adult, to play table tennis. There is no charge although a donation to help buy new balls etc would be appreciated. Leigh is opening and locking the hall.

49/59 Club -

The winning numbers this month are 27, 9, 12, 32. Numbers may still be available to 'purchase' from Jeanne or Romaine. This money helps to keep the Village Hall running and provides additional funding for those extra things which are also so vital to our wonderful village centre. Thank you!



Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan



You may recall our Parish Meeting in October 2017, where the consultation of Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan was discussed.  Your views were then represented by the Parish Council and submitted in November 2017.  Residents were also encouraged to comment personally, direct to the District Councils.


Following this initial consultation, a draft Joint Local Plan has now been published, which includes maps of allocated sites and settlement boundaries and there is a 10 week public consultation. 



The Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan Preferred Options Document (July 2019) is available to view at:  or



Comments must be made by 4pm on Monday, 30 September 2019. Comments can be made electronically through the Councils’ online system at  or; by email to  or in writing to Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils, Endeavour House, Russell Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2BX.  To deliver comments in person, please telephone 0300 123 4000 (option 5 then option 4).



Officers will be available to answer questions at drop-in exhibitions, which will be held as follows:

Tuesday, 6 August, 2pm to 5pm

United Reform Church, Ipswich Street, Stowmarket, IP14 1AD

Tuesday 13 August, 3.30pm to 5.30pm

Stradbroke Community Centre, Wilby Road, Stradbroke, IP21 5JN


Feeling Sheepish?

Another free activity in the school holiday is the Sheep Trail in Eye-easier to get to than the Elmer trail in Ipswich which is also good fun to complete.


Recipes for a Lunch Club Recipe book

It is ten years since the Lunch Club produced its first recipe book so the committee would like to offer you a new one. This time we should like to include simple recipes that you have found to be tasty and popular. We would also like to include old Suffolk recipes so have a think back to the recipes that grandparents cooked and you enjoyed.

Let me have your recipes straight away and we’ll make them into a recipe book in time for you to give as Christmas presents.

Thank you to everyone – looking forward to seeing your recipes – from Margaret J-E, Pete Davidson, Romaine Elsden and Jenny Harvey – the Lunch Club Committee.



Jenny Harvey's Afternoon Tea Party

We would like to thank everyone who came along for the afternoon. and particularly for all the help Jenny received. The amount raised was £460 which will be added to the remainder raised - a total amount we do not have at the moment.

Thank you Jeanne, Jenny and Romaine.



~ W I C K H A M   S K E I T H   P R O D U C E   S H O W ~



This year’s show will be held on Saturday 24thAugust.  There is something for everyone so even if you aren’t a gardener so please do try and put something in.

Show Categories


Vegetables & Fruit



5 Runner Beans

 1 Cabbage

 5 Tomatoes

 Herb bunch (min 4 types)

3 White Onions

 3 Dessert Apples

 3 Courgettes

 Humorous Vegetable

4 Shallots

 5 Plums

 1 Marrow

2 Sweet Corn

4 Potatoes

Longest Runner Bean

 1 Lettuce

4 Red Onions

3 Beetroot

1 squash

 1 Cucumber


3 Carrots

 Mixed Veg box (min 6 varieties)



Cookery & Preserves



Victoria Jam Sponge

6 pieces of shortbread

   Jar of Jam


Bottle of Homemade     Booze

Seasonal Fruit Pie

6 fruit scones

   Jar of Marmalade


White or Brown Loaf

6 sausage rolls

   Jar of Chutney






Hobbies & Craft




Oil or acrylic


 Wildlife Photograph


Pencil Sketch

Knitted or crochet piece

 Felted piece



Hand sewn item



Flowers & Plants



5 Stems of Dahlias – to incl 3 varieties

Vase of mixed perennials

5 Stems of Perennials – to incl 3 varieties

Vase of Mixed Fragrant Flowers

a Sunflower Stem

5 Stems of Annuals

Hedgerow/wildflower arrangement

a Single Rose


Small Flower Arrangement (6in or under)





3 Brown Eggs




3 White Eggs




3 Bantam Eggs




3 Coloured Eggs






Juniors can enter all categories but will be judged separately.

Village Hall opens between 10.30 and 11.30am on Show day for exhibitors.

Judging at 12 noon. Hall will be closed during judging.

Show open to public at 2.30pm. Prize giving and sale at 3.15pm.

All remaining exhibits should be removed by 4.30 pm on the show day.

Please note that the Organisers are not liable for any loss or damage to exhibits





Wickham skeith produce show

Sat 24th Aug 2019











Junior Entry   Yes/No                         10 or under Yes/No                            11-16 Yes/No


Entry fee per class:       20p Adult.             10p Junior



Class Number


Entry for sale? Y/N
















































































  1. With the exception of the junior classes which are bound by age all classes are open to villagers and non-villagers, young and not so young, beginners and experienced
  2. Exhibits that have won prizes in any other show are EXCLUDED
  3. Produce and flowers must be home grow
  4. Pot plants must have been in the exhibitor’s ownership for at least 8 months
  5. All entries in the cookery classes must be homemade
  6. All craft entries must be handmade and not previously entered in this show
  7. Photographs should not be digitally enhanced


Please return completed entry forms with the correct entry fee to:

Carol Galsworthy, 2 Kitchen Close, 766964, by Thursday 22nd Aug.

Late entries may be accepted at organiser’s discretion

Please click HERE to download the entry form


Mobile Library Service Suffolk

County Council’s mobile library van calls in the village every four weeks for you to collect, return and renew books and DVDs. It has been agreed that an extra stop will be provided in the layby by the Chalet Bungalows. This stop will be additional to the usual stop in The Street and will be introduced from the July visit on 4th.

The timetable will be as follows:

6th June – 9.55am-10.10 outside Haymead House, The Street

From 4th July and every four weeks:-




Layby, Chalet Bungalows

  9.45 - 10.00



Haymead House, The Street

10.05 - 10.20



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. Don’t forget you can now drop in for Table Tennis practice too.



Come along to paint, draw, felt, print, collage, sculpt, make stained glass, knit, sew etc. Share skills, ideas and techniques with others. Inspire and be inspired in the company of other creative people.

Entry £2 includes tea & biscuits.

Crafternoon is taking an August summer break but we’ll be back, needles, paintbrushes, scissors etc. at the ready, on Saturday 14th September.    





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