Monthly Archives: May 2017

Calor Community Fund – Please vote for us!

The Village Hall Refurbishment starts imminently and as part of our funding we have applied for £5000 from the Calor Community Fund to complete the decoration of the hall. To obtain this funding we need your votes on the Calor Website. Please visit their website and vote for us. Please also ask all your family and friends to vote too.

Thank you.

Bob Pratt

Stonham Aspal Sub-committee

FOOTBALL CLUB FUN DAY

We are repeating our successful FUN DAY on Saturday 10th June at the Sports Field from 1.00pm onwards. There will be a Giant Bouncy Castle and Slide, stalls for adults and children, tombola, cake stall, games for the kids, ice cream van, golden ticket draw, BBQ and the bar is open all day (Scotland v England on TV in the Clubhouse at 5.00pm). There will be 2 one hour football matches – Stonham Aspal v Mendlesham at 1.00pm and the eagerly awaited Stonham Legends Challenge Match at 2.30pm. Everyone Welcome – ENTRY FREE.

Bank Holiday weekend ‘thank you’

A MASSIVE THANK YOU, to the Fuller family, Josephine and all the team which were involved in the Bank Holiday weekend plant sale and refreshments, at the Village Hall. A superb total of £1,100 was raised for Church funds, fantastic! Sincere thanks go to everyone who supported this event.

Stonham Aspal Village Hall Refurbishment – update May 2017

The project cost is now confirmed at £185,000 and we have currently raised £152,000 from fundraising, grants and donations. The £152,000 will enable us to complete the new heating system, ventilation and insulation throughout the hall, and a new kitchen and ladies and gents toilets.

This work will commence at the beginning of June and the hall and car park will be closed from Tuesday 30th May to allow for the hall to be emptied. Due to the shortfall in funding we will continue to try and raise more funds in order to fund the decoration, some new windows and a new bar area in the hall. We ask for your support with this:

  • Please vote for ‘Stonham Aspal Village Hall’ at Stowmarket Tesco tokens vote – this will be open until 30/6/17 and may enable us to gain a further £3000.
  • Please vote for us at The Calor Gas Community Fund – you will have 10 votes and you will have to register with them so it will take a couple of minutes, but well worth it to be in for a chance of £5000 to pay for the cost of decorating the hall once the refurb is complete.
  • Please spread the word with family’s and friends, who will each get 10 votes. We have also set up a donations page at Just Giving and search ‘Stonham Aspal’ – any donations would be much appreciated.

We will keep you updated on timings, funding etc through notices on Facebook, village website and the village, church and school notice areas.

Crowdfunding The Village Hall

See here for details.

Trying to raise £45,000 to Help refurbish Stonham Aspal village hall.

Our village hall was built in 1934 and is now in need of total refurbishment. We have applied for grants to refurbish the village hall to bring it up to modern standards. We have been fortunate to have raised around 80% of the cost, but still need £45,000 to complete all the work. Our Pub closed three years ago and the village shop is long gone so the Church and village hall are the main village community centres where we can meet. Please help us raise the remaining target to give us somewhere pleasant to come together as a community.

Latest news – May

Church

  • 15 May 7.30PM Archdeacons Visit
  • 21 May Rogation Sunday 2.30 PM from Broughton Hall – Beating the Bounds
  • 11 June 11AM Church Summer event

Village Hall

  • 1 May 7.30PM Whist Drive
  • 11 May 8PM Bingo
  • 19 May 7.30PM onwards Pub night
  • 2 June 7.30 for 8PM Quiz Night

WI

  • 15 May Village Hall
  • 13 June Garden Party
  • 17 July – Minsmere

Other

  • Zumba in Village Hall every Wednesday 6.30-7.30
  • 3PM May 14th Earl Stonham Church – Bianca Brochet from Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury to tell us about the town in Quebec through words and music ..