More BT Broadband Installations around Stonham Aspal

    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 –

    • 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).

    Football Club Fun Day

    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 !!

    Start 1.00pm. Ends with Scotland  v  England on the big screen in the Clubhouse at 5.00pm.


    Village Hall refurbishment.

    It has started!
    The village hall has been handed over to the contractor, and D C Construction have moved on site today and  started on the Village hall refurbishment.
    The hall and car park are out of bounds to anyone other than those involved in the building works (even if you are a key holder)!
    Please respect this as construction sites are dangerous places.
    Thank you! Bob Pratt

    11th June 11am to 3pm - Stonham Aspal Church and grounds.

    • 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.

    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!


    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



    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.

    A new use for the Old Telephone Box?

    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!!


    Fibre Broadband for The Street, Stonham Aspal?

    Looks like things are moving: Road works are scheduled over the next month or so on - 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 ….


    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.


    The Village Hall

    Grants have now been made available and work may start soon - look out for further news.


    Latest news - May


    • 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


    • 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 ..

    Tesco Stowmarket - Bags of Help Scheme - in Store Voting- May and June 2017

    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!



    December and January at The Village Hall

    December 2016

    • 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.

    January 2017

    • 2nd, Monday, whist drive,
    • 12th, Thursday, bingo
    • 18th, Wednesday, cinema,
    • 20th, Friday, pub night

    Latest News

    October 2016

    • 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

    November 2016

    • 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

    December 2016

    • 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

    Village Cinema

    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.



    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.


    Events update

    April 2016
    Quiz, Friday 1st, 8pm
    Bingo, Thursday 14th, 8pm
    Pub nite, Friday 15th
    Cinema, Wednesday 20th

    May 2016
    Pre-school quiz, Friday, 6th.
    Bingo, Thursday 12th, 8pm
    Cinema, Wednesday 18th, 7.30pm for 8pm start.
    Pub night, Friday 20th, 7.30pm onwards



    Band on 19th March

    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.


    Vote for a Grant for us at TESCO!

    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.


    Allotments in Stonham Parva

    May be available if you want one – Cost is £20 per annum for a 10 rod plot (approx. 250 sq m).  Web site is

    Contact 01449 711178 Wendy


    Pop Up Pub and live music - 19th March

    Pop-up pub and live music night
    At stonham aspal village hall
    8pm start, 19th March,

    Tennis Courts

    New information for membership and use now available on the web pages - see


    Men's Breakfast 5th March

    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


    Village Film Club Wednesday February 17th

    Wednesday February 17th - Film Club

    • doors open 7.30pm,  film starts 8.00

    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


    New times for Bingo

    Bingo has now moved to second Thursday of every month, commencing with 11th February.


    Village news update

    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.

    School events:

    • 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

    December Cabaret Night

    Congratulations to the all those who helped and organised - Cabaret Night made £1158!


    January & February 2016 Events

    • 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

    Watch out for Cinema Night at The Village Hall - details will be announced!




    Telephone Scam Warning

    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!!


    Breakfast in The Village Hall - 12 December 2015

    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.mens breakfast



    Holiday Bin Collection!

    Details from Mid Suffolk are here.

    For Stonham Aspal:

    • 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.



    December News updates

    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.



    Village Hall Refurbishment November update

    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.

    Lottery funded



    Football Club Xmas Dinner Disco

    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.


    Reminder about Posting News to Village News

    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!

    Charles Brookson




    Stonham Barns Development plans

    Now on the Stonham Barns web site.

    Outline Of Proposal
    Phase 1
    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

    Phase 2
    A. Fishing Lodges
    B. Caravan Overspill
    C. Covered Show Facility

    Phase 3
    A. Food Hall
    B. Refurbishment of Market Square
    C. Extension to Toy Shop

    Phase 4
    A. Livery refurbishment
    B. Refurbishment of Existing Buildings
    C. Country Walks
    D. Play Area
    E. Managers Dwelling



    What's on at Stonham Aspal Village Hall October & November 2015

    October 2015

    • 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

    November 2015

    • Bingo, Thursday 19th , 8pm
    • Pub/social night, Friday 20th, 8pm onwards.
    • Autumn Lunch, Saturday 28th

    Further dates for diary:

    • 5th December Christmas fair, village hall
    • 12th December Cabaret night, village hall

    (Please follow link to village website, to check out calendar showing, what else is going on. Also you will find more other useful information:

    (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.)



    Friday 11th September Stonham Aspal Community Film Club

    Grand re-Opening on Friday 11th September

    • 4.30pm Doors Open
    • 5.00pm Children's Film
    • 8.00pm Main Film

    Refreshments available.

    The film club is open to all members of the Stonham Aspal Community Council (to fulfil the film licence conditions. This also means we cannot advertise the titles of the  films, but they are in the Community Council Magazine!). Join the Community Council now or on the day and get automatic membership to the Club!

    Contact Elizabeth Tydeman for details.


    Village Hall update

    Thanks to everyone who took part in the survey earlier in the year about what you would like to use the village hall for.  I have attached the results.  For all of those who have offered to help, either with the project, or running a club - THANK YOU!!  We've kept your names and will be in touch.  If you have any questions, queries etc, you can email me, Alison at, or post a message on our facebook page - search for 'Stonham Aspal Village Hall'.

    Stonham Aspal Village Hall Survey Responses for website


    Village Hall 29th August

    Lots of things for sale, and lunch. Cakes look good, see the picture below. Thanks to the team who started cooking at 3.30 am!




    Sending news and the weekly newsletter

    The news will be sent out weekly on a Saturday morning to anyone who subscribes on the Stonham web site. See on the right hand column.

    People can now post news to the web site, as long as I have registered your email. If you'd like to post news then please contact me: This is different from subscribing to the weekly newsletter - Once you are added to being able to send news - you can do it as often as you wish. It will then appear on the web site and be sent out weekly to subscribers.

    Please help get people to sign up - it will be a good way of letting people know of events and happenings! And let me know if you want to send news ...


    Village Fete Saturday 12th September 1pm-4pm

    On Saturday 12th September between 12pm and 4pm, we will be holding a village fete at the recreation ground in order to raise money for the play area. We would love for you to join us and take part in this fun day for all ages with activities including zorbing, bouncy castles, face painting, toddler activities, traditional games, lucky dip, raffle and much more. There will also be various food/drinks stalls including a BBQ, bar and tuck shop. Save the date in your diaries and we really hope to see you there!


    29-30 August Weekend Village Hall Open!

    Just a reminder that on Bank Holiday Saturday and Sunday the Village Hall will be open for the sale of lunches, teas and crafts ...


    Village Hall refurbishment update

    Thanks to everyone who voted for us in the Jewsons grants application. Unfortunately we heard last week that we were unsuccessful; which was a huge shame but as you saw, there were so many worthwhile projects applying for the support. We haven't given up though and we are beavering away applying for more grants. More news to follow....

    Thank you to everyone who completed our survey. Once the information has been pulled together, it will be posted on this site. A special thanks to the people who have offered to help either with the project, or with groups once the refurbishment is finished. We have saved your names and will be in touch!!