Land for sale at Drinkstone – Drinkstone Parish Council

Drinkstone Parish Council seeks under s.126(2) of the LGA 1972 to dispose of the freehold land
being a wedge-shaped piece of uncultivated woodland of approx. 0.11 acres situated between dwellings at Cherry Tree Rise and the village playing field and measuring approximately 60m. long with an average width of some 7.5m.
Written expressions of interest are invited to:
The Clerk to the Council
6 Warren Close, Elmswell IP30 9DS
Email: drinkstoneclerk@gmail.com
on or before 16.02.18

2018 Seniors Lunch

The Wrenn Charity once more funded the annual Seniors Lunch, which was again provided by Home Farm Catering. Around 80 people sat down to a wonderful meal. The only change was that this was a New Year lunch not a Christmas one – with not a Christmas pudding or mince pie in sight! Here’s the photos

Monday 15th January – Gardening Club

Luci Skinner, Woottens of Wenhaston – Seasonal Planting

We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone to our first meeting of 2018. 

We all watch gardening programmes and marvel at how the experts have something interesting in their gardens throughout the year, then feel depressed at our own sad plot.  Help is at hand.  Luci is the owner of Woottens and is RHS trained. Her passion for plants is contagious and she regularly speaks to local gardening clubs.  Everyone welcome. Visitors pay on the door.

19:30 in the village hall.

Lyn and the committee

A Christmas Carol – Saturday 16th December at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall

It was a full house for A Christmas Carol performed by the Spinning Wheel Theatre Company. The event was run by The Hut Theatre in conjunction with Creative Arts East. Can there really have been only three actors? The set was ingenious, the acting was amazing and the whole evening was a resounding success. Watch out for future productions by the Hut Theatre and remember to buy your tickets early – there was a waiting list for tickets by the time the day came and a number of people were disappointed!

 

 

 

Drinkstone Gardening Club

Monday 20th November

Drinkstone Village Hall. 7.30pm to 9.30pm latest

Monet @ Giverny – an illustrated talk by Caroline Holmes      

No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no birds, no fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds – NOVEMBER.  Cheer up – we’ve got something lovely for you.  Caroline is a lecturer and speaker, nationally and internationally, and also an author including her book “Monet at Giverny”.  This talk is like magic on canvas and guaranteed to make a great impression.

For full programme, click here.

Gardening Club Committee
Chairperson:  Lyn Hannant  01449 736245/ lyn.hannant@lanecott.keme.co.uk
Treasurer:   Daphne Youngs 01449 737423/ daphneyoungs248@gmail.com
Programme Secretaries: David & Rosemarie Ford 01449 737829/ davidford29@btinternet.com
Draw: Lindi Belfield 01449 737293/ belfieldlindi@gmail.com
Annual Subscription:  £12    Visitors:  £5 per meeting

Drinkstone Gardening Club

Monday 16th October

Drinkstone Village Hall from 7.30pm – 9.30pm latest

First meeting of the new season. Do come for ‘Gardeners Question Time’ with Matt Tanton Brown, the manager at the ‘Place for Plants’, who regularly features on Suffolk Radio’s question time. No question is too simple or too difficult; Matt will rise to the challenge.

For full programme, click here.

Gardening Club Committee
Chairperson:  Lyn Hannant  01449 736245/ lyn.hannant@lanecott.keme.co.uk
Treasurer:   Daphne Youngs 01449 737423/ daphneyoungs248@gmail.com
Programme Secretaries: David & Rosemarie Ford 01449 737829/ davidford29@btinternet.com
Draw: Lindi Belfield 01449 737293/ belfieldlindi@gmail.com
Annual Subscription:  £12    Visitors:  £5 per meeting

 

2107 Village Fete and Dog Show 9th September

We experienced another day of sunshine and showers – par for the course over the last few years and one of the perils of holding a Fete during September! It could have been worse: despite very heavy downpours on the previous day, we managed to prepare the field before it started. Fete day itself was bright and dry, except for a short deluge mid-afternoon, which caused only a short delay and brought visitors inside the Hall to spend some money on the stalls and refreshments there!

The Fete had a ‘doggy theme’ this year (see below Lyn Hannant’s account of the Dog Show and the visit of the Lowestoft Dog Agility Team). Rougham brewer Marc Bartram’s ‘Hair of the Dog’ real ale went down very well (all 72 pints of it!), as did the delicious refreshments, cakes, produce and honey. There was plenty to see and do: children – and adults too – enjoyed the games and activities, bargains were had at the white elephant and book stalls and visitors were impressed with the selection of classic cars, brought along by proud owners from the village and environs. And those visitors came from as far afield as Norwich, Maldon, Clare, Broadstairs and even Israel!

As we go to press, we think the total raised will be in excess of £1,700, to go towards the ongoing costs of upkeep and activities at the Hall. Very many thanks to Ray and Vera Bland for kindly allowing us to use their field yet again and to all those who donated home-made cakes, produce, plants, books, bric-a-brac, tombola and draw prizes and other items. Also, to the 40+ people who gave their time and worked extremely hard on the day and before to ensure its success. An impressive community effort indeed!

Sample the atmosphere in photographs!  Fete photos

Robin Sharp, Chairman Fete Committee

Dog Show Report

We had a wonderful extra attraction this year. The Lowestoft Dog Agility Team came along and gave two amazing demonstrations of their skills. The dogs belong to their volunteer handlers who must have spent a very long time training them. They were a joy to watch and something to aim for.

The fun dog show was well attended. The waggy tail class was won by Nero, who managed an astonishing 66 wags in 20 seconds. The musical dogs class was hotly contested, with little Lucy sneaking on to the final mat to come first. Temptation Alley was won by Kenny in an amazing 2.97 seconds.  He ignored all the treats and streaked to his handler. Other dogs preferred to snack on the way so lost points and their chance of a rosette. The agility class was won by little Lucy in 27.32 seconds, beating Noodles into second place by only 1.47 seconds.  Mr and Ms Drinkstone are classes which are very hard to judge. Roger had a very difficult job, but managed to settle on Bruno for Mr Drinkstone and Pickles for Ms Drinkstone. We searched his car afterwards to make sure he hadn’t stolen one or two.

As usual, Team Dog rose to the challenge, led by Kai. He was a credit to the team. Many thanks also to Valerie, Elaine and Joan. This year, Roger was helped by Trish who kept scrupulous timings records. We ignored the weather, retreating to shelter for only a few minutes during the monsoon. We are also grateful for the Stowe Vet Group, who kindly sponsored this year’s event.

To sum up, everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.