Village Hall Update

Today I dropped in to take some photos of the inside of the refurbishment of the Village Hall.

Thanks to the few people who have been busy, it looks really good inside!

Main Hall with stage
Main Hall with stage
Kitchen with ovens
One of the toilets refurbished (Gentlemen)
The old back Committee room and Bar now opened up
The old back Committee room and Bar now opened up
Another picture of the kitchen
Another picture of the kitchen

The Suffolk Owl Sanctuary

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!


  • Adult – £7.50
  • Seniors & Children aged 4 – 14 – £6.00
  • Family of 5 – £30.00
  • Children under 4 go free

Admission to the fair also includes entry to the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, situated just a couple of steps away.

The Suffolk Owl Sanctuary


Police Appeal for Stonham Aspal Thefts

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.

Suspect on Cycle
Suspect on Cycle

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 –  

See the Police information here.

Help redecorate the Village Hall?

Dear All,

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.

Thank you

Bob Email me here