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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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    CAROLS AROUND THE TREE

    Stonham Aspal and Mickfield Church

    17th Dec 6.30pm A carol service with a difference. Enjoy singing some traditional and some unusual carols and songs and hearing some alternative Christmas readings, poems and stories. Seasonal refreshments will follow! Everyone welcome.

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    Men's Breakfast 9th December

    Brian Heard regaled us with his memories as a Chemist in Forensics, luckily we had our Breakfast before the talk of bodies and death! We may have him back to hear about his 25 years in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, the Ladies Brunched elsewhere in the Village.

    Our next Breakfast is in March.

     

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    Christmas Extravaganza in the Village Hall

    Held at the Village Hall on Saturday 2nd December.

    Stands with cakes and lunch also available.

     

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    CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA

    Saturday 2nd December 10am - 3pm

    Stonham Aspal Village Hall
    Homemade lunches, cakes, drinks and produce. Stalls, tombola, draw, games.
    All proceeds for St Mary & St Lambert, Stonham Aspal & Mickfield Church.
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    CHRISTINGLE FOR ALL

    St Mary & St Lambert, Stonham Aspal & Mickfield
    Advent Sunday 3rd Dec 4pm
    We welcome everyone to join us for this celebration at the start of Advent. Never been to a Christingle Service, please come along to find out what a Christingle is, or if you have been to one, you will know that it is a service not to be missed. The collection will be for the Children's Society.
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    Ladies that Brunch

    Sat 9th Dec 10am - Midday

    Greenacre, Debenham Road, Stonham Aspal
    To reserve your seat please contact
    Alex by 6th Dec on 01449 711393
    £10 per head, all profits towards Church repair funds
    This will be a regular bi-monthly event during 2018, to be
    held in the Village Hall, following date 13th January 2018.
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    Community Council Autumn Lunch

    On 18th November we had the Community Council Autumn Lunch with over 60 people. A good time was had by all.

     

    Community Council Autumn Lunch

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    Village Hall and Phone Box news

    The Village Hall is now open!

    The Phone Box has now been refurbished and tidied. It was acquired by the Community Council, and will have a defibrillator installed. We are in touch with The Community Heartbeat Trust. If you'd like to run this project (apply for grants etc.) then please contact us.

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    Breakfast at the Middy Railway

    Today the usual Breakfast (for men) was held at the Mid Suffolk Light Railway, the next event will be back at the Village Hall on 9th December.

     

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    Stonham Aspal Village Hall - New hire rates

    Stonham Aspal Village Hall

    As the village hall is now refurbished the committee felt it was time to review the pricing structure:

    Hire Charges: effective from 1st October 2017

    Main Hall & Committee Room:
    Monday to Thursday inclusive:        Daily Hourly
    Villagers bookings:                             £30   £10
    Other bookings:                                 £40   £15
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays:
    Villagers bookings                             £40   £15
    Other bookings:                                 £80   £20

    Deposit required for Parties/Functions:        £50 - £100
    Deposit only refunded if hall is left clean and tidy.
    All damage and breakages are to be paid for

    Hire of Furniture:                                              £30 deposit required.
    Large Tables                                                      £3.00 each
    Small Tables                                                      £2.00 each
    Chairs not available for hire.

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    For Bookings contact: Charles Tydeman, Goldings, East End Lane, Stonham Aspal: Tel: 01449 711530

    Key Holders:
    Carolyn Garrod: 01449 711738

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    Christmas Cabaret Night

    Christmas Cabaret Night

    At: Stonham Aspal Village Hall.

    Saturday 16th December. 7.30pm

    Tickets: Adults & Children over 11yrs: £10
    Children under 11 yrs: £2.50 Under 5yrs free

    Reserve the date!

     

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    Broadband update

    For those waiting for fibre at East End - roadworks are taking place 18-20 October to connect the cabinet on the A1120 and Crowfield Church road junction. Give it another few weeks!

     

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