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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.



Staying Connected

Sadly, there will be no dates for your diary for the foreseeable future. But the newsletter is such an important communication for the village we want to continue to produce and circulate it if we can. Very many thanks to Elaine at CopyDiss, who has agreed to print April’s edition for us, and to our volunteer newsletter deliverers who have said they are willing to continue their round.

This month sees the last reports from club meetings, advice on where to go for information and an update on some local services.  Importantly there are also contact numbers for people if you need any help with shopping etc.

If you have internet access the village website is:


Many thanks to Stephen McKie and Julie Sore for keeping it updated.

We take things a day at a time. It is our intention to continue to produce a monthly newsletter. If we are unable to print and distribute it, the website contains downloadable versions and we will continue to collate and upload the monthly newsletter.

Also don't forget that you can read the entire newsletter on the ISSUU website.  Please click this link and it will take you to Wickham Skeith section on the site.   



Useful official sources of guidance and information.

24th Match 2020.  Compiled by Huw Roberts, wickhamskeithpc@hotmail.com.

NHS general public advice: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

This includes links to sources of more information, including: Public Health England: guidance on social distance and for vulnerable people: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people

UK Govt advice: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus, includes:

  • guidance on staying at home and away from others;
  • guidance for household for possible coronavirus infection;
  • guidance for employers, employees and businesses;
  • guidance for schools.

Get help if you an extremely vulnerable person: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable


  • Register if you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus. For example, you’ll be able to ask for help getting deliveries of essential supplies like food.


  • If you’re not sure whether your medical condition makes you extremely vulnerable, register anyway.


  • You can register yourself, or on behalf of someone else.


Mid-Suffolk and Babergh District Council

MSDC main COVID-19 page: https://www.babergh.gov.uk/features/our-covid-19-response/

‘Home, not alone’




You can find further information on social media using #Covid19Suffolk

Suffolk County Council

Suffolk County Council response and information: https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/, including: changes to services; advice for schools, businesses, Suffolk Health and Children’s Centres, and more.

Latest info: https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/latest-information/







For anyone who is self-isolating, ill or unable to leave the house we have a list of people who have volunteered to do your shopping for you. If this is required please contact one of the coordinators who will put you in touch with a neighbouring volunteer:

Margaret Jones-Evans: 767121       Liz and Pete Davidson: 766622

Jenny and Will Elphick: 766885      Nigel and Sue Merriam: 766222.

Updates from within the village will be put on the notice board and also sent out by email. If you have internet access and are not receiving these please contact nhmerriam@btconnect.com

As so often happens, situations like this can provide an opportunity for unscrupulous people to operate. We have heard instances where fraudsters have offered to shop, taking the money and not returning. We suggest you pay for the shopping when it is delivered. Also suspicious phone calls have started on a similar line, please be aware!

The Stoke Ash White Horse is providing a “take away” service during the crisis. They will prepare meals – just phone 01379 678222 - discuss your order, and then collect at the agreed time. The Four Horseshoes and the Trowel and Hammer are also offering similar service, some including delivery.

Sam at Knoll Farm has offered assistance, should anyone require pets/ livestock to be taken to the vets, whilst they are self-quarantined or in the unfortunate event of them contracting the virus. Phone 07742 450908 and see next page.         

Please get in touch if you need help or have questions.

Nigel & Sue Merriam.  Tel 766222


Garden Waste collections

No garden waste collections (brown bin) until further notice. Your annual subscription will be extended.



Keep crafty at home but of course no more Crafternoons for the foreseeable future.

Watch this space.



Mobile Library Service

 All libraries are closed and the mobile service has been suspended. Books can be returned to the Book Drop in the Library in Eye. However, the Libraries have suspended charges for overdue books, and also extended reservation and return dates indefinitely, so customers don't need to worry about renewing or returning items.




Following government advice for people to stay at home and restrict the spread of Coronavirus, the decision HAS BEEN TAKEN to close Thornham Walks until further notice.
From the end of the day on Tuesday 24th March, the Walks car parks will be cordoned off, and the main entrance to the footpaths closed. The play area, café and waterless toilets remain closed.


49/59 Club 





Feb. 28 - Mar. 1, 2020

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