Monthly Archives: January 2018

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!