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Pancakes For All, Sunday 11th 9.30am

Stonham Aspal & Mickfield Church.

This Sunday we are holding a special Worship For All service to celebrate Shrove Tuesday (more commonly known as Pancake Day). Come along to the service to find out all about the traditions surrounding this day, which is the day before Lent begins. Pancakes will be served at the end.

Broadband in Stonham Aspal

Faster Broadband is now enabled throughout Stonham Aspal.

This is FTTC – Fibre To The Cabinet. This means that there is fibre to the new cabinets (Tennis Courts and Crowfield Road/ A1120 junction), and then to your home by the existing phone wires.

Unless you have a newer Broadband modem (within, roughly, the last 3 years), you will need one that supports VDSL2. The speed depends on how far away you are from the cabinet.

Your existing supplier will be able to quote you to change your service, but shop around, there may be better deals. Some people have found that they have had to change their telephone master socket to get a stable and better link: You need a NTE5C box. You can buy these online and they are fairly simple to install yourself: If your installer visits make sure they put one in!

Stonham Aspal WI meetings for 2018

February – Living in The Falklands – something with words on.
19 March – Operation Sumac – item made of wood
16 April – Japanese Contrasts – something Japanese
21 May – Resolutions
18 June – Garden Party
17 July – Herbal medicine – posy of herbs
August – Outing TBC
18 September Hats and the art of hat making – favourite hat.
15 October – Crystal Palace – Glass item.
19 November – AGM.
December – Christmas meal TBA.

Use your token at Debenham Co-op for us!

The village hall is one of the choices in the Debenham Co-op awards scheme.

If you visit the co-op please be sure to ask for as many tokens as you can get and support our cause to raise more funds for further improvements to the village hall.

We still want to paint the outside of the hall, replace soffits fascia and gutters, renew the drains and resurface the car park.

Thank you!

Pudding Night at The Village Hall – 27th January 2018

We had a pudding night and talk at the Village Hall to raise money for the Community Council. Lots of pudding and cheese was eaten! Over 70 people attended. We had a Bar and a Raffle with gifts donated. Well over £700 pounds was raised, which will go to support the Events that the Community Council does to bring the Village together: Such as The Magazine, The Cinema, Autumn Lunch and not forgetting Santa’s visit on Christmas Eve!

Thank you everyone who came along and gave generously, and especially those who made the puddings!

The Puddings and Cheese!

February and March events


  • 2nd Quiz Night
  • 11th Worship for All (with pancakes!)
  • 16th Third Friday Inn
  • 18th Snowdrops, soup and sweets at Elm Farm 11am-3pm


  • 10th Men’s Breakfast
  • 17th Ladies that Brunch

for further details see the Community Council Magazine

Suffolk Trading Standards Warning

The following message is being sent on behalf of Suffolk Trading Standards

We have had a number of reports this week, and we would ask that you make all friends, family and neighbours aware:

We’ve had a report of an individual going door-to-door attempting to sell a “spare” mattress in the Sudbury area.

We have had a report that “Nottingham Knockers” were in the Holbrook area. These individuals knock at doors and claim to be ex-convicts attempting to mend their ways, before trying to sell the householder everyday household products at very high prices. These Nottingham Knockers work in groups across the country but they are not involved in any officially recognised offender rehabilitation programme and many do not possess Pedlar’s Certificates, which are issued by police and are necessary for salespeople to be legally allowed to sell door-to-door.

The rogue fish sellers are back! We’ve had a report that they were going door to door in Rougham, Bury St Edmunds. These traders travel nationally, cold calling consumers’ homes selling the fish. This is often misdescribed, mislabelled or unlabelled, overpriced and sometimes underweight. They are targeting vulnerable consumers and using high pressure sales techniques. They usually use Transit-style vans which are not refrigerated.

Trading Standards always advise residents to refrain from buying at the doorstep and not to buckle to pressure from salespeople offering supposedly one-off ‘buy it now’ low prices.

Additionally, a Suffolk care provider has been targeted by a fake bailiff. The fraud involves being cold-called by someone purporting to be a bailiff working on behalf of a court, attempting to recover funds for a non-existent debt. Read more here:

Please report all scams and rogues to Suffolk Trading Standards via Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 040506.

PUDDING NIGHT – 27th January 2018

PUDDING NIGHT [to raise funds for the Community Council]
To be Held on Saturday 27th January at the Village Hall commencing 7pm.

A selection of 10 homemade puds will be on offer to sample.
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic Refreshments will be available to buy.
There will also be a slide presentation by our guest speaker titled “The A-Z of light hearted facts about cruising”.

  • There will also be a raffle. All monies raised are for the Community Council.
  • Price is £5 per person with children under 5 free.
  • Tickets to be purchased in advance and will be available at the Third Friday Inn, Church Coffee morning and Bingo.
  • Alternatively contact Tracy Hall on 07801553748, Helen Brookson on 01449 711610, Alison Snell 01449 711449 or Sue Turnbull on 01449 711250.
  • The Community Council organize the monthly magazine, Xmas sleigh and Autumn lunch: they need your support to continue their hard work. so Come and join in!