Scattered around three greens either side of the A 1120, we have much to offer visitors and residents alike. Forward Green straddles the main road with Middlewood Green to the north and Broad Green to the west. Together with Earl Stonham on the A140 to the east, they each hold clusters of houses, some very old and some very new, providing homes for folk from all walks of life. Such variety gives the village its own special character.

Below are quick links to some of the many activities enjoyed by residents. More details can be found by following the menu items.

News and Comment

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Stonham Theatre Guild

Notice
AGM -
14th September
Details here

Computer Club

Next Meeting
2nd October

Local Post Office Closed

Sadly, the Post Office at Mr Allards closed on 21st August due to the ill health & resignation of the Postmaster there.

There are branches of the Post Office at Stonham Barns, Mendlesham, Stowmarket & Needham Market and details of opening hours etc at the Royal Mail Branch Finder website.

Zumba Classes

New classes start
Sunday
2nd September

9.30 to 10.30
at the Village Hall

Pub Night

Adverts

Love 'em or hate 'em, they do bring in a little pin money, so we've tried to return some value for our advertisers by placing copy where it can be easily seen. The placing is random, but the image will enlarge if tapped or it may carry a link to the advertiser's website.

Register of Local Businesses

Local websites sometimes carry registers of local businesses as a useful reference point. Our neighbours in Creeting St Mary have a good example, although it is not mobile friendly yet.

Since most local businesses rely on local trade and/or local employment for their success, it must be worth supporting them where possible and this may be a useful source of information.

We'll start with our advertisers and accept applications from others to see where it leads.

Suggestions or applications to The Web Editor please

Our Mobile Library

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Offering books from a wide selection, our Mobile Library is one of three vehicles covering the whole County. It arrives at 12.20 pm on the same day as the Village Lunch and stays until 12.50 pm.
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Andy has been operating our Library for the last 14 years and enjoys meeting his regular borrowers, many of whom he knows by name.

As well as books, The Library Service now offers free access to newspapers through its new PressReader service. This service provides access to full digital editions of nearly all major national UK newspapers, including The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Daily Mail, Daily Express, Mirror and Daily Star. A wide range of top UK magazines are also available, covering a broad range of subjects and audiences. This service is available to all borrowers with online access (computer, tablet or smartphone.)

Library Lunches

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These are timed to coincide with visits from our Mobile Library and are organised by a different village group each month.

The cost is £4.00 per person and is served from 12.45pm

The Parish Council meets 6 times a year. The next meeting is on 3rd September. Find the Agenda here. Visit the Parish Council pages for more info or tap the button for the latest minutes:-

Villages lunches are organised every month to coincide with the visit from the Mobile Library. Tap the button below for dates and more info.

The Annual Canvass for the Electoral Register 2018 started on 20th July. Please click the button below to read the Poster supplied by Babergh - Mid Suffolk DC. More information is available here
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Volunteer Caravan Towers Needed

– We Need Your Help

Are you a Semi- Retired or Retired Caravaner living in Suffolk?
Do you have any spare time to help a Suffolk Charity, with your experience and expertise?
Would you be interested in giving up a morning or afternoon once a month or more if possible to help us reach isolated rural communities, where we provide Tea or Coffee, and Cake on our regular visits during the season from April to September, and on a good year, October.
If you think you could help and want to find out more about us and what we do, please check our Web Site -

www.ruralcoffeecaravan.org

or contact Ann Osborn on 01379 855338 to have a chat and find out more.

© 2018 Earl Stonham Parish Council