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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


February 2020


Saturday 1st          Coffee morning/book sale 10 – 11.30am @ 1 The Broadway

Monday 3rd           Monday Morning Group  10.15 for 10.30am

Tuesday 4th          FOSA Bingo   7.30pm

Wednesday 5th     Afternoon Tea & Chat 2-4pm

Saturday 8th         Crafternoon 2-4pm

Tuesday 11th         Hilltop Women’s group talk on Metal Detecting 7.45pm

Wednesday 12th    Lunch Club 12 for 12.30 Advance Bookings Please

Thursday 13th        Mobile Library @ Chalet bungs 9.45 then The Street 10.05am

Monday 17th          Monday Morning Group  10.15 for 10.30am

Wednesday 19th    Afternoon Tea & Chat 2-4pm

Wed 19th                 History Group: “Turn of the Century” – Alistair’s Videos 7.45 pm

Tuesday 25th         Gardening Club talk on Spring Planting 7:30pm

Wednesday 26th    Afternoon Tea & Chat 2-4pm

Friday 28th             Coffee Morning for Flower Festival10-12 noon @ 6 Grange Road Saturday 29th         Hot Pudding Evening  7.30pm


We hope that you all had a good festive holiday although it has now faded into the background a little. It was great to see the Village Hall being used by so many groups and organisations and for diverse reasons too. 

The children's party was another great success-Thanks to Denise and her team. The Quiz as usual went well; the Plum Pudding walk was enjoyed by a good sized group again this year and the soups much appreciated.


We do not have any activities organised by the Committee in February so our next event is the Table Tennis Tournament on 21st March. We hope to run a Junior competition on Friday 20th March with simplified rules and a handicap arrangement to take account of different ages. This will be from 6pm and parents need to be with their child/ren. Anybody can come along and use a spare table for practice as they become available during the evening. This will be a 'short' evening of no more than two hours-so finishes at 8pm. The final will be played on Saturday evening as the opening event of the adult tournament which again begins at 6pm. More details to follow.


The AGM will of course be coming up soon and we hope to have information available for our next stage of developments for the Village Hall.


Tree Work on the Green


The remains of the fallen bough lie on the Green but will be cleared in February. It looks as though the pollarding work on the tree will have to wait until next year as the area is far too wet to get the teleporter on to help us safely remove the upper parts of the trunks. Thank you for your understanding


 Crafternoon  Saturday 8th February 2020 2-4pm

Come and join us if you (or would like to) paint, draw, collage, felt, print, sculpt, make stained glass, knit, sew, embroider, patchwork & quilt  - in fact whatever your art or craft bring what you're working on at present. Share skills, ideas, techniques and tips. Inspire and be inspired in the company of other creative people.  If you have a 'crafty' friend, bring them along too!  

 Entry £2.00 per person.  


Fundraising for St Andrews Church


Book Sale and Coffee Morning

On Saturday 1st February 2020 from 10am to 11.30am at Highbanks, 1. Broadway, we shall have a huge selection of books and jigsaws plus a raffle, bring and buy table, tea, coffee, cake and savoury treats. Do come, enjoy the chat and help to raise funds for a new heating system for the church.


Hot puddings taster evening

On Saturday 29th February from 7.30pm in the Village Hall come and taste as many puddings as you can manage! This time they will be hot, many traditional favourites and a few new ideas for you to try. Tea and coffee will be available too. Admission will be £5 and there will be a raffle.



Pete Davidson has kindly agreed to organise another quiz for everyone to enjoy on Saturday 14th March staring at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. There will be refreshments provided at half time and the bar will be open. Tables of eight or smaller numbers will be welcome as usual. For more information or to book please phone Liz and Pete Davidson on 01449 766622 or email pjdavidson42@gmail.com


Thank you to Liz and Pete and everyone who came to the talk about Alaska on Friday 24th January. About £225 was raised very pleasantly.

The Fundraising Group: Liz Davidson, Margaret Jones-Evans, Mary Paine and Jean Willoughby.





 Flower Festival 2020


Fund raising coffee morning at Rose Cottage, 6 Grange Road, home of Margaret and Kevin Knights on Friday 28th February from 10am-12 noon.

Come along to chat about this year's event and register your interest. New exhibitors always encouraged and welcome. There will be a cake stall and raffle.


The event itself will be on Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May.

This is the first bank holiday weekend when we usually hold it. The powers that be have crossed out the usual Monday and substituted the Friday as it is VE Day and we couldn't be allowed two holiday days! It probably won't mention this fact on your calendars as it was a late call, announced after the printers had finished.

Margaret Knights

Contact me with any enquiries.






Toad Patrol


Keeping our fingers crossed that this unusually mild winter will not bring the toads out too early although I found one in Clay Street on 28 December.  Between the end of February and mid April, toads all over the country will come out of hibernation and begin their hazardous journey back to their spawning ponds.  Toads usually move after dark when the temperature is above 6°C on damp evenings.


Once again we hope to offer a Toad Patrol to go out at dusk and lift toads across the road. If you would like to volunteer to go out on one night each week oce toads are on the move, buckets and torches ready, please contact Melinda on mappleby@tiscali.co.uk.



 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

Recent winning numbers are: 11; 14; 09; 26; 56; 39; 51. 





The charity Headway Suffolk

is holding a course on Understanding Brain Injury at the Michael Burke Centre, Hartismere Hospital in Eye from Tuesday 11 February.  The course is led by a multidisciplinary therapy team and is available to any adult with a brain injury, stroke or neurological condition. The aim is to help users understand the effects of their injury or condition on themselves and family, and address the emotional, physical and functional impact, as well as fatigue.

It runs for 6 Tuesday mornings (10.30am - 12.30pm) from 11 February - 17 March and costs £60. This is followed by a friends and family day on 24 March (10am - 2pm), which costs £10 per person.

In addition, they run a weekly rehab and support service on Tuesdays (10am - 3pm) for adults with a brain injury, stroke or neurological condition at the same centre in Eye. Tel: 01473 712225 or email andreacook@headwaysuffolk.org.uk



Thornham Film night

Friday 21st February at 7.30pm

Daniel Craig is the cigar-chomping sleuth from Louisiana in KNIVES OUT cert 12a 

Tickets £5, please reserve by text or voicemail to 07858 934440.


A special extra film for spring - Friday 6th March at 7.30pm


A documentary on the world's most celebrated garden designer, who has made gardens become art.

For this film only, tickets are £7.50 and booking is essential and on a different number. Please phone Tina on 01379 788207.


More details: www.thornhamvillagehall.co.uk


 Mobile Library Service


Don’t forget the Suffolk Library Mobile service has its new scheduled stop by the Chalet Bungalows. The timetable is:  Layby Chalet Bungalows from 9.45-10am and outside Haymead House, The Street from 10.05 to 10.20.

Next Visits: 19th December 2019 and 16th January 2020


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