- Adult - £7.50
- Seniors & Children aged 4 - 14 - £6.00
- Family of 5 - £30.00
- Children under 4 go free
- First, check if you can get it. Use the BT Fibre Checker clicking here using your telephone number. Some areas such as East End Lane are covered from the new Cabinet on the A1120/ Crowfield Church road, and you will have to wait a little longer.
- Then order Fibre Broadband from your existing supplier: They should have updated to show you are covered, and there should be a way of 'upgrading' your service.
- one is at the junctions of the Crowfield Road (17-21 July STONHAM - 8 - 393969 - 393997 - ALL IN ONE STREET CABINET& POWER INSTALLATION)
- and the other within Mickfield (4-7 July by Meadow Cottage has Stonham 7, similar cabinet to the above).
- 11am A service of worship for all with activities for the children.
- 12 noon onwards, barbecue and other refreshments, stalls including plants, cakes, books, tombola, raffle, fun for the children. If you can provide prizes for the tombola or cakes please let us know.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 15 May Village Hall
- 13 June Garden Party
- 17 July - Minsmere
- 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 ..
- 2nd, Friday, Quiz, 7.30pm for 8pm start
- 3rd, Saturday, Christmas farye, 5th, Monday, Whist drive, 7.30pm start
- 8th Thursday bingo 8pm start
- 9th, Friday, pub night and decorating hall for Christmas, 7.30pm onwards.
- 16th Friday, pub night, pot luck buffet(bring an tray of something) 7.30pm onwards.
- 17th cabaret night, bar, food, various and entertainment various,
- Christmas Eve,Santa’s sleigh and drinks in hall afterwards, and for those who wish midnight mass in church. Also the football club is opening its doors for Christmas Eve drinks, from 12 til 4pm, all most welcome, for a social, hope to see you there.
- 2nd, Monday, whist drive,
- 12th, Thursday, bingo
- 18th, Wednesday, cinema,
- 20th, Friday, pub night
- Whist Drive, Monday, 3rd, 7.30pm, all abilities welcome.
- Quiz, Friday, 7th, 8pm start, teams can be made up on night.
- Bingo, Thursday, 13th, 8pm Cinema,
- Wednesday, 18th, see boards for film near day
- Pub night, Friday, 21st, 7.30pm onwards, possible BBQ or ability to order takeaway(Indian) Family/pub evening, details to follow, with food and entertainment
- Whist Drive, Monday, 7th, 7.30pm start.
- Bingo, Thursday, 10th, 8pm.
- Cinema, Wednesday, 16th, check board for details nearer time
- Pub Night, Friday, 7.30pm onwards
- Autumn lunch, Saturday 26th
- Christmas fayre Cabaret night details to follow
- Christmas Eve,Santa’s sleigh and drinks in hall afterwards, and for those who wish midnight mass in church. Watch out for notice board outside hall for what's on
- doors open 7.30pm, film starts 8.00
- Saturday 6th February - 4pm – PTA Family Fun Challenge Night – more information to follow
- Friday 12th February - Share Afternoon – 2.45pm – more information will follow
- Wednesday 9th March - 3.30 to 5.00pm – Parents Evening
- Monday 14th March - 3.30 to 5.00pm – Parents Evening
- Thursday 17th March - 6.00pm to 8.00pm Parents Evening
- Friday 18th March - PTA School Disco
- Thursday 24th March - 2.00pm Easter Service in the Church
- Friday 25th March - Good Friday and the beginning of the Easter Holidays
- Monday 11th April - First day back to school for the children
- 10th Plough Sunday 9.30 in Stonham Church
- 11th Plough Monday - 7.30 PM Morris Dancing onwards from Does Field - celebration afterwards in The Village Hall
- 21st Bingo Night 8 PM Village Hall
- 22nd Pub Night Village Hall
- 29th Charity Zumba Night 7.30 - 8.30 PM in The Village Hall (Liz Hubert)
- 5th 8 PM Quiz Night Village Hall
- 18th 8 PM Bingo Village Hall
- 19th 8 PM Pub Night Village Hall
- Wednesday 23 December 2015 No Change (Rubbish),
- Wednesday 30 December 2015 now Thursday 31 December 2015 (Recycling),
- Wednesday 6 January 2016 now Thursday 7 January 2016 (Rubbish),
- All brown bin collections are suspended for two weeks over the Christmas and New Year period.
- Quiz and pub/social night, Friday 2nd, 8pm onwards(quiz will start 8pm, all welcome, teams can be made up on the night
- (Cancelled, Kids fun evening, 6pm start, Saturday, 3rd October /cancelled,new date to be announced
- Bingo, Thursday 22nd, 8pm
- Pub/Social Night, Friday 16th, 8pm onwards
- Bingo, Thursday 19th , 8pm
- Pub/social night, Friday 20th, 8pm onwards.
- Autumn Lunch, Saturday 28th
- 5th December Christmas fair, village hall
- 12th December Cabaret night, village hall
The Suffolk Owl Sanctuary invites the whole family down to the East Anglian Falconry and Countryside Fair at the Mid Suffolk Showground on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October from 10am to 4:30pm.
Visitors will witness main ring displays of horseback falconry, ferret and net work, carriage driving, dog agility, horse logging, traditional falconry and the ever popular chance to meet some hounds!
There will be a huge variety of countryside exhibitors including equine supplies, craft stalls, organic beauty products, gardening, sculpture and pottery. A diverse range of food stands will also be on hand to tempt your appetite or why not take advantage of free donkey and carriage ride?
This weekend of activities is in aid of the refurbishment of the now cramped and inadequate hospital for injured wild owls and birds of prey at The Suffolk Owl Sanctuary. Plans for the new hospital include larger consulting rooms, better rehabilitation facilities and a new viewing room that will enable visitors to unobtrusively view the work of the hospital.
Please join us for a good cause on this weekend of fun!
Admission to the fair also includes entry to the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, situated just a couple of steps away.
Police are appealing for help to identify an individual in connection with an incident of theft in Stonham Aspal.
It happened on Thursday 24 August when a video camera that the owner installed was stolen. The camera was installed following theft of cash from an honesty box located outside the premise on Debenham Road, close to the junction with Stowmarket Road.
The victim uses the honesty box for selling of eggs from the front of the property.
Police would like to hear from anyone who knows the individual in the image or anyone who has knowledge of the theft.
They should contact PC James Perrier at Suffolk police on 101 quoting crime reference 37/55852/17 or use the online link to our webpage - http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/report-something.
See the Police information here.”Read
Do you have experience in painting and decorating to a reasonable standard? Yes... then we could really use your help! Instead of spending our contingency fund on Painting and decorating, we could replace the Kitchen shutter, pay for the carpet in the new bar/meeting room, and possibly replace the windows in the kitchen and bar/meeting room.
Two of us have made a start by priming the new walls and ceiling in the Bar/meeting room, so do you have a few spare hours over the weekend to rub down walls and woodwork, fill any holes, or paint walls and ceilings and undercoat and gloss the woodwork? If you can't paint and decorate then we could use your help to clean up some of the floors of plaster etc.
If you can help in any way please let me know by return email. Some of the jobs need to be completed this weekend in readiness for flooring to be installed next week.
We really could make a big saving.
Bob Email me here
Fibre Broadband is now available for most of Stonham Aspal, run from the cabinet near the Tennis Courts.
ZUMBA IS BACK!! While we wait for the hall be completed we will be starting back on 13th September 6:30-7:30 in Crowfield Village Hall. As soon as the hall is ready we will be back in and ready to rock it. Everyone is welcome.”Read
There are plans in place for us to lose - or have cut - the 113 and 114 Bus Service - the article is on the East Anglian Website.”Read
Suffolk Police are calling on local communities to help tackle incidents of lead theft from churches.
The advice follows reports of attempted theft in Ipswich and Woodbridge in recent weeks; however there are concerns that some incidents are not being reported which limits the Constabulary’s ability to take action.
Police work in close partnership with churches to help detect and deter crime, and encourage all to consider the installation of lighting, CCTV and/or roof alarms.
Rural churches, in particular, are often targeted due to their isolated locations so members of the public are asked to report any suspicious activity they see. Stealing a large amount of lead takes time and a reasonably large vehicle to transport it, so any early reports will assist police in locating the offenders.
Chief Inspector Stuart Grimsey said: "We are asking local people to take an interest in their local church whilst they are out and about. If you take the dog out for a walk, or go for a stroll, don’t ignore anything that you think looks out of place - report anything you think may be suspicious to the police.
"Communities can act as our eyes and ears, and by pulling together to note suspicious activity, we can deter thieves and help keep these historic buildings safe.””Read
The Parish Council is considering supporting the creation of a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) for Stonham Aspal.
A NDP can be a valuable tool, bringing real benefits to the parish by making the opinions of residents known. A NDP includes topics such as housing, commerce, the economy, transport and the environnment to name a few. There is a lot of information available online and can easily be found by searching for ‘’Neighbourhood Development Plans’.
As you can imagine, producing an NDP is a time consuming business and something the Parish Council cannot take on by themselves. Throughout Suffolk, local town and parishes have produced their own NDP relying heavily on local volunteers to research, plan and finally produce the report.
Should you wish to know more or even consider volunteering to join the Stonham Aspal NDP committee, please join us at the Parish Council meeting in October (details available on http://stonhamaspal.onesuffolk.net) when we shall be discussing the opportunity and gauging the enthusiasm to commence this project.”Read
Just to let you know hall revamp is well under way, with completion due end of August, so please watch out for events to mark its completion either in the magazine or online on village web site or on Facebook, or even poster on village notice board or posters around village, and future events can be found/checked out these ways.
We are looking for more interesting thing to put in magazine, so if you wish to do so, please feel free to, anything from stories, recipes, puzzles/quizzes, helpful hints for house/garden/life, these entries can either be one offs or regular just email to me or Tony (at email@example.com), our long suffering magazine editor. If you think you know of anyone who would be good give them a nudge or even a large kick!
Thanks for efforts put in by all to get this far and looking forward to a busy future: Which reminds me just to warn you this month and next some willing volunteers will be knocking on your doors asking for your 200 club monies again, please if you know of anyone who is not signed up, pass details onto collectors or to me, via email firstname.lastname@example.org or 01449711250,
Many thanks Sue and all.
PS Don’t forget the village just giving page is still going to top up hall funds, for soft furnishings, etc, and we should be the green disc options at the Co op at Debenham soon, so keep an eye out for that one.”Read
As well as the work going on within Stonham Aspal, two further cabinets are scheduled. I’m not too sure who is connected to them, but individual telephone numbers can be analysed –
Don't forget our Fun Day at the Club tomorrow 10th June. The weather forecasters are usually better than their political counterparts - so bring the sun cream !!
In the Church there will be a display of Church and village history. Items that are usually hidden away in the big chest will be on show along with Church registers and other items of interest.
If you have any items that you feel would be of interest we would welcome the opportunity to display them, please let us know beforehand.
Offers of help on the day would be very much appreciated. For any further details or enquiries please contact David Tydeman 01449 711277, Alex Jenkinson 01449 711393 or John Ince 01449 711365.
We look forward to seeing you, please bring the sunshine with you!”Read
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.
Stonham Aspal Sub-committee
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.”Read
We are looking at the feasibility of converting our old telephone box into a defibrillator - the nearest is a 16 minute return journey to the Debenham Co-Op - and minutes save lives!!
Looks like things are moving: Road works are scheduled over the next month or so on www.roadworks.or.uk - for our new Fibre Cabinet. Now would be a good time to register interest with your Internet Provider so you get notified when it is available. It appears that the delays have been sorted out and things are moving at long last ….
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:
We will keep you updated on timings, funding etc through notices on Facebook, village website and the village, church and school notice areas.”Read
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.”Read
Grants have now been made available and work may start soon - look out for further news.
Voting will be taking place at Tesco Stowmarket for the Stonham Aspal Village Hall refurbishment.
Please vote for us whilst you are there to make sure we get funding - Thank you!
Don't forget it's film club at the village hall this week - films being shown on Wednesday and Thursday night. Doors open at 7.30pm, film starts at 8pm.”Read
1) Saturday, 21st May, 6.30pm onwards, pop up pub, with traditional and non traditional games and pizzas will be available,
2) Fun day, Saturday 4th June, Football Club.
3) General ask/request, for Queens 90th birthday celebrations, on Sunday, 12th June a party/picnic at church/hall is being organised, bunting is being put up through out village and it has been suggested that people may like to decorate, their house fronts/road sides, with red, white, blue flowers/decorations.
Quiz, Friday 1st, 8pm
Bingo, Thursday 14th, 8pm
Pub nite, Friday 15th
Cinema, Wednesday 20th
Pre-school quiz, Friday, 6th.
Bingo, Thursday 12th, 8pm
Cinema, Wednesday 18th, 7.30pm for 8pm start.
Pub night, Friday 20th, 7.30pm onwards
The name of band who will be entertaining us at the village hall, on Saturday 19th March. is Shedlode, they are on Facebook and describe their music styles as new traditional country/Americana.”Read
Please vote for Stonham Aspal Recreation Ground in store at TESCO STOWMARKET from Saturday 27th February until Sunday 6th March to help with a grant to improve the play area.”Read
May be available if you want one – Cost is £20 per annum for a 10 rod plot (approx. 250 sq m). Web site is http://stonhamparvaallotmenteers.onesuffolk.net/
Contact 01449 711178 Wendy”Read
Pop-up pub and live music night At stonham aspal village hall 8pm start, 19th March,”Read
New information for membership and use now available on the web pages - see
The next Men’s Breakfast will be held on Saturday 5th March at 8.30 in Stonham Aspal Village Hall.
Our Speaker: Jonathan Sullivan, The Saxtead Post Mill Cost £7.50Please book in early as we need to inform caterers.
David Tydeman – 01449 711277 – John Moody – 01449 710816”Read
Wednesday February 17th - Film Club
To celebrate Valentine's Day we are showing - Brief Encounter
January we saw Snow Cake as a tribute toe Alan Rickman
Film Club is EVERY third Wednesday of the month and look out for extra film to be shown”Read
Bingo has now moved to second Thursday of every month, commencing with 11th February.”Read
Men’s Breakfast The next Men’s Breakfast will be held on Saturday 5th March at 8.30 in Stonham Aspal Village Hall. Our Speaker: Jonathan Sullivan, The Saxtead Post Mill
Father Christmas was very busy on Christmas Eve in the village he delivered over 120 presents to children and 12 hampers to residents over 80. The Community Council would like to thank the Co-op & Tesco for their very generous donations to the hampers.
Congratulations to the all those who helped and organised - Cabaret Night made £1158!”Read
Watch out for Cinema Night at The Village Hall - details will be announced!
With the latest works in The Street, some people have been phoned, and asked for their Bank or Credit Card details by 'BT' for a reconnection fee of £6. Please do not give any details, this is not BT (they have been informed) and they just want your financial details to steal your money!!”Read
Some of you may wonder what happens at the Men's Breakfast! Today we had over 40 people to listen to a talk on the RNLI. Donations amounted to £269.14 for the RNLI.
Next Breakfast is on the 5th March at 0830 to hear all about Saxtead windmill. Contact John Moody for details.
Details from Mid Suffolk are here.
For Stonham Aspal:
Village Hall: 5th Christmas Bazaar 10-3, 12th Cabaret Nite, 17th Bingo 8 pm, 18th Pub Night from 8pm, 24th December 8 pm onwards song and merriment (midnight mass follows).
24th December Santa's Sleigh visits the village, 6.30 pm onwards.
Film Club: Wednesday 16th December 7.30 pm for 8 pm - A Seasonal Film - Stonham Aspal Film Club Vote on The Night - at The Village Hall.
Church: 9.30 am 13th December Carols for All, 3 pm 24 December Crib Service, Carol Singing 22 December meet at Does Field 6.30 pm. 11.30 pm 24 December Midnight Eucharist.
Thanks to the funding we have already been allocated, we can start to look for someone to officially design the changes to the village hall with the aim to go out for tender in early 2016. Once we have the designs, we can also start to apply for the larger grants which will fund the bulk of the work. If everything goes to plan, we hope to start the work in in the spring.
If you can suggest any small/medium building contractors with experience in refurbishing village halls heating and structural, please contact Alison or via our facebook page so we can contact them.
Thank you to everyone who already contributes to the village hall fund through the pub nights, quiz nights and social events at the hall. Every donation is very much appreciated.
Stonham Aspal FC are holding a Xmas Dinner Disco at Stonham Barns on Saturday 28th November 2015 at 7.00pm. There will also be a fundraising raffle / auction of some fantastic prizes which have been donated by various local businesses and organisations. Tickets are £20, including a three course meal, and are available from Vashti Mouncer on 07923 395642. All are welcome to join us, especially those from the village and also past players and supporters. Our facilities are getting a bit tired having been in place since 1985 ( and second-hand then ! ) so it is vital for us to gain support in order to eventually spruce up some of the buildings at the Club.”Read
Just a reminder that we have a method of posting news from anyone who I have registered to the web site.
If you would like to post news about any topic then please let me know!
Now on the Stonham Barns web site.
Outline Of Proposal
A. Increase the Area of the Mid Suffolk Showground
B. Refurbish Existing Showground Marquee and Insert a New Permanent Bar
C. Reinstate Off-Road 4×4 Course
D. New Stonham Showground and Structural Landscaping
E. Improvement to Caravan Site
F. Meerkat Enclosure
A. Fishing Lodges
B. Caravan Overspill
C. Covered Show Facility
A. Food Hall
B. Refurbishment of Market Square
C. Extension to Toy Shop
A. Livery refurbishment
B. Refurbishment of Existing Buildings
C. Country Walks
D. Play Area
E. Managers Dwelling
Further dates for diary:
(Please follow link to village website, to check out calendar showing, what else is going on. Also you will find more other useful information: www.stonhamaspal.co.uk)
(Bring your own refreshments and nibbles, etc, to all functions/do’s, unless otherwise mentioned, hope to see you, you never know what fun you might be missing out on, come and give it ago, what have you got to lose?, nothing, in my opinion, for what thats worth. Cheers and hopefully til anon.)