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    September Events

    • Coffee Inn at the Church - Thursdays 8.30-11.30
      • 13th Collecting for air ambulance
      • 27th MacMillann collection
    • 13th Thursday - Bingo Village Hall 8pm
    • 15th 10 AM Ladies that Brunch - £10
    • 17th Parish Council meeting 7.30 PM Village Hall £3 including refreshments
    • 20th 8 PM Cinema - The Guernsey Literacy and Potato Peel Society
    • 21st Third Friday Inn 7.30 PM

    Future events

    • 5th October - Quiz Night 8 PM Village Hall
    • 13th October - Men's Breakfast 8.30 am Village Hall
    • 19th October - Third Friday Inn
    • 11th November Remembrance Service 10.45 AM
    • 17th November - Dance at Village Hall 7.30 PM - two Live Bands Kip and Vorte

     

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    DANCE WITH LIVE BAND

    Saturday 17th November

    KIO and VORTE

    STONHAM ASPAL VILLAGE HALL
    DOOR OPEN FROM 7.30PM
    BAR   RAFFLE

    Tickets £8.50 Family £25 (2 adults + 2 children under 16) £5 per extra child

    For Further deatails or tickets please contact 
    Bob Pratt 01449 711393
    Maria Tydeman 01449 711530
    Sue Turnbull 01449 711250
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    What's on at Stonham Aspal Church in September

    2nd Sun 9.30am Holy Communion

     

    6th Thur 10-11.30am Coffee Inn

                   7pm Home group – Helen’s house, Coddenham

     

    8th Sat Ride and Stride – Suffolk Historic Churches

     

    9th Sun 9.30am Education Sunday – Worship for All

     

    13th Thur 8.50-11.30am  Coffee Inn – East Anglian Air Ambulance

                   7pm Home group venue TBA

     

    15th Sat 10am Ladies Brunch at Greenacre

     

    16th Sun 9.30am Sung Communion

     

    20th Thur 8.50-11.30am  Coffee Inn

                    7pm Homegroup venue TBA

     

    23rd Sun 9.30pm Evensong

     

    27th Thur 8.50-11.30am Coffee Inn – MacMillan

                    7pm Homegroup venue TBA

     

    30th Sun 10am 8 Parish Holy Communion Hemingstone

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    AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND

    Sat 25th & Sun 26th

    10am to 3pm

    Stonham Aspal Village Hall

    Lunches will be served with tea, coffee and cakes available. Plants Bric-a Brac , wood turner and book stall.

    In aid of Church Funds

     

     

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    LADIES THAT BRUNCH SAT 15TH SEPT

    Greenacre, Debenham Road, Stonham Aspal

    On the menu:

    Fresh Fruit salad, Fruit Juice

    Bacon, Egg, Sausage, Black

    pudding, Tomato, Beans,

    Mushrooms

    Toast, Jam, Marmalade

    Pastries

    Tea, Coffee, Herbal Teas

     Seats can be reserved on receipts of £10 Ticket money, please contact me on alexjenkson@btopenworld.com,

    or 01449 711393 specifying any dietary needs.

     Profits from social events at ‘Greenacre’ this year are all going to the Church repair fund. It is wonderful that the immediate repairs have now been completed but this still leaves many identified items from the Quinquennial report still to attend to in the future. As with any ancient building something else is always cropping up and the repair fund is now depleted.

    Your support in keeping this listed village building in good maintenance is appreciated enormously.

     The final Bruch of the year will take place on the 3rd November.

    Looking forward to welcoming friends old and new.

     

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    POPPIES FOR REMEMBRANCE SERVICE

    We invite you as individuals, as families or as groups to bring together your talents to make poppies. These will be hung around the Church for the Remembrance service on the 11th November 10.45am.

    They can be made from paper, cardboard, knitted, felt any medium you like, any size.
    For more details contact Liz 01449 711365 or Alex 01449 711393. Any completed poppies can be brought and left at the back of Stonham Aspal church. 
    If you would like to collect your poppy when the decorations have been taken down, please ensure your name is fixed firmly on to each poppy.
    We look forward to seeing your creative work.
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    A140 and A1120 – Road Resurfacing and Reinstatment of the Road Markings– August 2018

    We will be carrying out road resurfacing and reinstatement of the road markings on the junction with A140 and A1120. This is necessary to stop further deterioration and improve the road surface.

    The extent of the closure will be;
    A140 – Between the roundabout with A14 up to Church Lane, Little Stonham
    A1120 – Junction with Church Road, Stowupland to junction with Scotts Hill and The Street, Stonham Aspal.

    The work is planned to be completed between 15th August 2018 – 21st August 2018. Work will be carried out overnight from around 8pm until 6am each night. Excluding the weekend. You may experience some noise disruption due to the nature of the equipment we use. We will do everything we can to minimise the disruption.

    The times and dates of works may change depending on the weather conditions. If they do change, we will let you know by updating the information signs on site.
    The road will be temporarily closed to through traffic for the duration of the works excluding the weekend. Pedestrian access to properties and businesses will be available. However vehicular access may be restricted even where off road parking is available. During the working times above, access will be controlled by staff on site. Please speak to one of our staff who will provide access as soon as it is safe to do so. Access for emergency services will be maintained at all times.

    During the period of the closure, please follow the signposted diversion route. If you want a detailed diversion please contact us. These temporary traffic management measures are required to allow the works to be carried out safely and in accordance with current health and safety guidelines. Please see the information over the page for more details of how access to your property will be affected by the works, as well as other frequently asked questions.
    If you have any other questions about the work, please call us on: 0345 606 6171.

    Yours faithfully
    Suffolk Highways

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    What’s on in AUGUST

    What’s on in AUGUST

    2nd Thur from 10am Coffee Inn
    5th Sun 9.30am Holy Communion
    9th Thur from 10am Coffee Inn
    12th Sun 9.30am Jesus at the Beach, Worship for All
    16th Thur from 10am Coffee Inn
    19th 9.30am Sung Communion
    20th Mon PCC Meeting
    23rd Thur from 10am Coffee Inn
    25th & 26th Sat & Sun 10am to 3pm Bank Holiday Refreshments and stalls in the Village Hall
    26th Sun 6.30pm Evensong
    30th Thur from 10am Coffee Inn

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    LADIES THAT BRUNCH 21ST JULY 10AM

    Greenacre, Debenham Road, Stonham Aspal, IP14 6AE

    Seats can be reserved on receipt of 

    £10 Ticket fee, please contact

    Alex by 19th July on 01449711393

    alexjenkinson@btopenworld.com

    Please let me know of any special dietary needs.

     

    Fundraising for repairs

    St Mary & St Lambert

    Stonham Aspal with Mickfield Church

     

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    WEDDING SONGS OF PRAISE

    St Mary & St Lambert, Stonham Aspal with Mickfield

    Sunday 24th June 4pm
    Wedding Songs of Praise with the Six Village Church Band
    An opportunity to Worship with a flavour weddings and sing along to the wonderful Church Band. Everyone is very welcome, invitations have gone out to those who were married in the Church. We look forward to special Celebration service, wedding cake and fizz afterwards.
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    A DAY IN THE GARDEN WITH BOB & ALEX 7th July

    Bob and Alex invite you to join them for a day in their garden!

     

    The Garden is very much a work in progress, with many projects part done and many many more to instigate. We hope you will enjoy having a look at our little bit of Stonham Aspal.

     

    Open garden from 11am to 3pm. Join us for Tea/Coffee and refreshments of savoury and sweet items. There will be a sandpit, bran tub and craft activities etc to occupy Children, plant stall, picture quiz, raffle etc. Entrance £2 adults, no charge for children.

     

    CAN YOU HELP PLEASE? If anyone has a spare hour or two when they could help between 11am and 3pm it would be very much appreciated, you will be rewarded with refreshments. Any items for the Raffle or small gifts for children to go in a Bran Tub would be gratefully received. We are also on the lookout for some saw dust to use in a bran tub and to borrow some soft sand.

     

    From 7.30pm we invite you to join us for a social get together, tickets are £10, which will include your supper at 8pm and your first drink. Beer, Cider wine and soft drinks, tea coffee etc will be available. The raffle from the day will be drawn and the winner of the sheet quiz etc will be announced. To help with catering please could you purchase your tickets before the event?

     

    We look forward to seeing you and please bring the sunshine. For further enquiries please contact Bob or Alex on 01449711393 robertj.pratt@btopenworld.com or alexjenkinson@btopenworld.com

     

    Parking for some vehicles will be available in the orchard entrance and main drive.

     

    All profits from the day are for St Mary & St Lambert Stonham Aspal with Mickfield Church repairs.

     

    There are no weeds in our garden and pigs fly by regularly!

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    PLANT SALE AND BANK HOLIDAY REFRESHMENTS

    Stonham Aspal Village Hall, 26th & 27th May 10am - 3pm. There will be refreshments & lunches, plants, tombola, book, producer and bric-a-brac stalls.  We are also hoping that the wood tuners will join us. Any donations of tombola items, plants, items for refreshments or the stalls will be gratefully accepted. If you can spare an hour to help us in the Hall we would be pleased to see you. Please contact Valerie on 01449711517 or email Helen on hell.fuller@talk21.com Do come along and support us, we will be pleased to see you. All proceeds for Church funds.

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    BIG BREKKIE - WORSHIP FOR ALL - SUN 13th

    Stonham Aspal & Mickfield Church.

     

    You are invited to our very special Worship for All service at the start of Christian Aid week, the 9.30 am service is followed by breakfast. Big Brekkie is being celebrated nationwide to raise funds to help those who are struggling particularly in Haiti. Come along, find out more, eat breakfast and donate to this worthy cause.

     

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    ROGATION WALK SUNDAY 6TH MAY 2.30PM

    Stonham Aspal & Mickfield Church.

    The weather is looking great, please join us for our Rogation walk across the fields. We meet at 2.30pm outside Broughton Hall, walk to Stonham Parva where we join other parishes for a short service in Stonham Parva Church. This is a lovely opportunity to worship in a Church which is no longer able to hold regular services. From there we walk to Earl Stonham Parish room where they will have made a delicious tea, which is much appreciated at the end of our walk. To find out more about the meanings of Rogation and beating the bounds come along to this special walk.

     

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    Help to clean at Church please.

    On Saturday 5th May between 10am and 1pm we will be cleaning inside Church as the majority of the repairs hopefully will be complete. Please could you help, come along when and for as long as you are able. If you could bring brooms, brushes, dustpans, polish etc, we would really appreciate it. Refreshments will be served, contact Liz 01449 711365.

     

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    Dance night

    💃Dance night, 8pm Saturday 12th May, Stonham Aspal village hall, bar and raffle, all welcome, with 60's, 70's and 80's music, you name we will play it.🍻 Stonham aspal Sent from my iPad

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    LADIES THAT BRUNCH 12TH MAY 10AM- GREENACRE

    Thank you for all the support at the last brunch in March, another £100 has been donated to the Church Repair fund. On receipt of the £10 ticket money, seats can be reserved for the next brunch on the 12th May. Contact me on alexjenkinson@btopenworld.com or 01449 711393, please let me know if you have any special dietary needs. Looking forward to another opportunity to have a house full and an enjoyable time.
    Dates for your diary - Raising funds for Church at Greenacre.
    LADIES THAT BRUNCH - Saturday 12th May, 21st July, 15th September, 3rd November
    SUMMER DAY AND EVENING EVENT Saturday 7th July - details at a later date.......when we know what we are doing!
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    GOSPEL SONGS OF PRAISE - THIS SUNDAY

    St Mary & St Lambert, Stonham Aspal & Mickfield Church.

    The programme will be based on Gospel Hymns and Spirituals, led by the Six Village Band. The singing, we hope, will be lively and light hearted and will include old favourites and possibly one or two less known items. Refreshments will be served afterwards and there will be a collection which will go towards the restoration work which is currently being undertaken. We look forward to seeing you there. Hallelujah

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    News update

    • 12th May 7PM East of England Co-op Church Band in Coddenham Church
    • 9th June Men's Breakfast (visit to RAF Barnham)

     

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    GOOD FRIDAY 8.30am WORSHIP FOR ALL SERVICE

    Stonham and Mickfield Church.

    A special Worship for All service will start at the earlier time of 8.30am. At this service we will remember all the events of Holy Week leading to Jesus' crucifixion. Hot cross buns will be served at Threeways afterwards.
    Everyone welcome, whatever your age!
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    April Events in Stonham Aspal

    • 6th Quiz Night 7.30 for 8.00 PM Village Hall
    • 10th 7.30 AnnualParish Meeting Church
    • 12th April 8.00 PM Bingo
    • 14th 10.00 onward Church yard Clear up - Come equipped!
    • 21st WI Coffee Morning Village Hall
    • 23rd Church repairs start!
    • See the Community Council Magazine for more information on events!
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    New Tennis Club Membership and Details for 2018

    These have now been published on the Tennis Pages.

    Links and further information available.

     

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    PALM SUNDAY 25TH MARCH 9.30AM. STONHAM ASPAL & MICHFIELD CHURCH.

    On Palm Sunday we meet at the FOOTBALL FIELD AT 9.30AM to walk to the Church behind a pony, with a service along the way. We finish the service in Church and enjoy refreshments afterwards. But please remember the clocks change!
    EVERYONE IS WELCOME
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    Men's Breakfast at the Village Hall

    Today we heard (and excellent Breakfast!) about metal detecting, and had good fun identifying finds from the roman era onwards.

    Our next will be a tour to see an old nuclear bomb shelter and lunch near Elveden. Scheduled for 11th June - look out for the magazine!

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    Hog and Hen Farm Shop to open in Mill Green 23rd March

    New Farm shop to open, selling Vegetables, Eggs and meat and other goods. Cafe is planned!

    Mill Green Farm
    Debenham Road
    Stonham Aspal, STOWMARKET
    IP14 6BZ

    East Anglian daily Times article here

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    Disco on 12th May at the Village Hall!

    Disco will be on 12th May at the Village Hall from 8 PM.

    Raffle and Bar.

     

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    Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday 31st March


    Hi everyone, this year’s Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday 31st March. Money raised will help Stonham Aspal Preschool purchase learning resources and go towards staff development.
    £4 entry includes an Easter Basket to decorate and other crafts as well as the Easter Egg Hunt itself.
    Parking is available on the school playground and the hunt is in the recreation ground.
    https://www.facebook.com/events/183977668875752/?ti=icl

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    Waste Collections running late because of bad weather

    Dustbin collections running late - Limited collections are taking place today, but only on clear, main roads. The majority of bins will be collected next week, starting with the areas missed on Tuesday and moving onto the rest of the week as we clear the backlog of bins.

    Recycling collections for Mid Suffolk will run 1 day later as the regular crews will complete these. Additional crews will pick up any outstanding refuse throughout the week.

    http://www.midsuffolk.gov.uk/waste-services/service-delays/

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    LADIES THAT BRUNCH

    Sat 17th March 10am
    Greenacre, Debenham Road, Stonham Aspal
    Seat can be reserved on receipt of £10 Ticket fee, please contact Alex by 14th March on 01449711393 alexjenkinson@btopenworld.com
    Limited numbers
    FUNDRAISING FOR REPAIRS
    St Mary  & St Lambert
    Stonham Aspal & Mickfield Church
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    Meet and Mingle Group in Stowmarket

    In Stowmarket we currently have a group that meets 3 times month, it is aimed to provide stimulating events, meeting people to help prevent social isolation which is a known threat to an individual’s health and well-being.

    The group is called Meet and Mingle and has been going for over two years and has regular attendees. The staffing is funded by Mears Care staff and volunteers, the venue and many of the events are donated from within the local community.

    Contact Yvonne Cattermole
    Care Coordinator - Stowmarket T: 01449 676440

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    SNOWDROPS, SOUP and SWEETS

    Come and see the snowdrops at Elm Farm on 18th February, 11am to 3pm. Entrance £1 children 50p. Refreshments on sale inside - come and enjoy soup and sweets or alternatively tea, coffee and cakes (or all the above!). Proceeds are for Stonham Aspal Church Funds. More information from Josephine 01449 711316
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    COUNT OUR BLESSINGS - LENT CHALLENGE - STONHAM ASPAL CHURCH

    What are you doing for Lent? Lent challenge leaflets are available in Church, please pick one up and follow the days to Easter. The proceeds are going towards replacement cemetery gates. How many blessings do you have to count?
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    Bingo at The Village Hall, on 8th March at 8pm

    There will be bingo at the Village Hall, on 8th March at 8pm.

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    World Cuisine Tasting Night Saturday 24th March 2018

    To be held in Stonham Aspal Village Hall on Saturday 24th March 2018 at 7 PM - Village Hall Fund Raiser

    • Book early as there are limited tickets!
    • With Pay Bar and Raffle
    • For tickets contact: Maria 711530, Sue 711250, Helen 711610 (all 01449)
    • Cost: Adult £8.50, Children under 11 £5.00.

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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.
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    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!

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    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.

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    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!

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    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!

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    February and March events

    February

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

    March

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

    for further details see the Community Council Magazine

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    Roadworks on The Street - A1120 22-26 January 2018

    Don't forget the Roadworks on The Street - A1120 22-26 January 2018 - this is for Electrical Works to new buildings in Stonham Aspal.

     

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    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: https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/cold-calls-from-bogus-bailiffs-nov17

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

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    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!
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    114 Bus Service

    Don't forget we have a Bus Service! The full time table is here.

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    Future events happening

    Look out for:

    • 8th January Plough Monday
    • 19th January 7.30 pm Third Friday Inn Burn's Night
    • 27th January Pudding Night to raise Community Council Funds
    • 2nd February Quiz Night 7.30 for 8 PM

    For further details see the Community Council Magazine.

     

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    Father Christmas visits and Plough Monday

    Don't forget Father Christmas visits the Village on the evening of the 24th December to give out presents and hampers. We then all meet at The Village Hall for singing of Carols (bring your own drinks and nibbles).

    On Monday 8th January starting at 7.30 PM at Does Field we have the East Suffolk Morris Men dancing and carrying a Plough through The Village - be ready to go out and greet them and watch them! At 8.45 PM they will be in The Village Hall - come and join us!

     

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    LADIES THAT BRUNCH

    Sat 13th Jan 10am
    Greenacre, Debenham Road, Stonham Aspal.
    Seats can be reserved on receipt of
    £10 Ticket fee, please contact
    Alex by 10th Jan on 01449711393
    alexjenkinson@btopenworld.com
    Limited numbers.
    FUNDRAISING FOR REPAIRS
    St Mary & St Lambert
    Stonham Aspal & Mickfield Church
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    Stonham Aspal Cabaret Night - 16 December

    We had the Stonham Aspal Cabaret Night - with an appearance by Tom Jones, a BBC Interview and Abba - well almost!

     

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