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

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

 

Open Gardens 2017 report

Saturday 17th June

Fabulous weather, huge numbers of visitors, delicious refreshments, an amazing plant stall and 17 wonderful gardens to visit. What a recipe—and it made for a great day. Grateful thanks to every garden owner for all that weeding, hoeing, dead heading and patio washing, and to the huge team of helpers without whom we simply could not function. We believe we are looking at around £1,400 for the work of All Saints. Click here for the photos and descriptions.

Rev’d Ruth’s 60th Birthday

Rev’d Ruth came to Woolpit and Drinkstone Benefice in 2006. She was made Rector in January 2007. And she celebrated her 50th birthday party in a marquee in the garden of the Dean family in Woolpit. Since then, she has got to know many more people in both villages and is well known to many in Drinkstone through her membership of the Reading Circle, through the monthly Village Lunches, Film Night and Tuesday Club to name but a few. She attends as many of our Village Events as she possibly can; provides support for anyone who requests it and is a much loved and appreciated presence in the community.

It is hard to believe ten years have gone by since that 50th birthday party, but our Village Hall provided the perfect venue for Ruth to host afternoon tea on the occasion of her 60th birthday on Friday 12th May, to which she extended an open invitation to anyone from either village. There were superb cakes and savouries provided by Crossways Farm caterers, wonderful floral decorations provided by All Saints Flower team  and a surprise birthday cake, made by Pat Cilvert, complete with candles to be blown out, accompanied by a hearty rendition of ‘Happy Birthday to you’.

It was a very happy, busy and sociable afternoon, much enjoyed by everyone. Ruth had insisted there should be no presents and suggested that donations be made to the Kagera appeal in lieu of gifts. She admitted to being overwhelmed at the number of cards and good wishes she had received, and the number of people who turned up to help her celebrate. But no less than she deserves – congratulations, Ruth! One or two photos were taken, Look here.

Murder Mystery 2017

‘I SPY…’

Saturday 20th May at 7pm in Drinkstone Village Hall, an original Murder Mystery by Rev’d Ruth Farrell.

A very successful and fun evening. See the report on the All Saints events page.