Ashfield Community Hall events and bookings calendar
2022 Refuse and Recycling Schedule
Details can be found on the District Council website, by following these links:
Community Governance Review
Mid Suffolk District Council are carrying out a Community Governance Review of Parishes, Town Councils and Unparished areas. Anyone with an interest in community affairs in the Babergh and Mid Suffolk Districts can make representations whether an individual elector or an established community group. For more information see below:
Pictures from VE Day 2020
The nearest thing we can have to a street party in lockdown - we all had our own parties, and took our exercise (while social distancing) to see. Photos here.
Pictures from Lockdown
The pictures everyone circulated recently are on the website here.
Dangers in the Countryside - Remember it is a Working Environment
With the current situation the Government have encouraged us all to take short walks near our home for our daily exercise, this has led to an increased number of walkers out and about enjoying our lovely countryside.
The Parish Council has recently been made aware, however, of serious concerns about near-misses with walkers and dogs who have strayed from the footpath network into areas that are being worked.
Please remember the countryside is a working environment at all times - but especially now help our overstretched emergency services and in order to keep everyone safe walkers and dogs MUST keep to the designated rights of way.
Suffolk County Council 'Home But Not Alone' Service Launched
During COVID-19 pandemic, Suffolk County Council has launched a new app called Home But Not Alone the service has been launched to help connect people who want to volunteer in their communities with neighbours who are most in need. Click on the link in blue for more information.
Ashfield-cum-Thorpe Parish Council
In addition to the above 'Home But Not Alone' service the Parish Council has opened up the village email messaging service to work as a chatroom to enable residents to keep in touch with offers of local help. If you are not part of the scheme yet then please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Suffolk County Council is issuing daily statements on the Coronavirus situation. They may be viewed by clicking on the link COVID-19 Daily Statement
Suppliers delivering food and other items to Ashfield
To support the COVID-19 lockdown and reduce the number of journeys, it's a good idea to have meals and other essential items delivered to your door.
In addition to the well known and regular services, a number of local businesses have risen to the challenge. Please use their services, not only to help with self-isolation, but also to help those businesses survive in a very challenging time.
A list of local delivery services can be found here. Please contact Chris Sharpe on 685 522 if you have any updates.
Kingfishers Community Kitchen
Local restaurant Kingfishers (at Cretingham Golf Club) have stepped up to the challenge.
"With support and encouragement from a growing number of customers, neighbours and supporters, Kingfishers at Cretingham Country Park is looking to respond to the current evolving situation across our community in what we believe is the most practical and helpful way possible.
We are intending to use our kitchen facilities at Kingfishers to feed the most vulnerable in the communities that surround us. Our kitchen team is ready to provide home cooked, ready-meals for all those in need and we are set up to deliver to the door, at a safe distance, for all our neighbours who are in the Government-identified vulnerable class, who cannot get out or are self-isolating. We will keep the price of the meals as affordable as possible and this is designed to be a not-for-profit project."
Community Hall Hire
For Community Hall hire see here.
Ashfield Community Council
Would you like to help shape Ashfield village life with the Community Council?
The Community Council organises very successful village events including barbies, quizzes, wine tastings, rambles, craft fares, open gardens, jazz evenings, vinyl evenings and many others over the years. In addition, the Community Council maintains the Ashfield Community Hall.
The committee is looking for new members after the recent retirement of some existing members. The committee meets around half a dozen times a year, and we would welcome anyone who would like to have a say in what we do. Younger people especially welcome.
If you are interested please contact Sam Thomas (07985 935227).
This site is a web site for the village and village organisations. Contributions and comments are welcome to Simon Garrett.