Marking the VE Day 75th Anniversary in Charsfield

Friday 8th May has been designated as a bank holiday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day. The  Parish Council had planned an event in collaboration with the Village Hall at the Friday Night bar but obviously this will not be possible now.  However don’t despair we can still enjoy ourselves – we would like to invite you to hold a

Social (Distancing) Tea Party Friday 8th May

  • Decorate your house with bunting and flags if you have any – some disposable plastic bunting available from Jan or make your own – see the ideas here.
  • Set up a table and chairs either in your front garden or driveway (must be 2 metres away from your neighbour)
  • Dress up in your glad rags – if you have some 1940’s gear so much the better
  • Make some sandwiches and cakes
  • At 3pm brew a pot of tea – or your favourite tipple and sit down to tea “with” your neighbours.
  • We are hoping to have some music and The Last Post and Reveille at 3pm. Courtesy of Richard Ford and Peter Holloway.

To comply with current rules your tea party should take place within the boundary of your property and participants must all be members of your current household. Unless the PM tells us otherwise on Thursday!

Charsfield’s Victory in Europe 50th year celebration

On Monday, 8th May 1995 Charsfield celebrated the 50th year since VE Day with a street party. There was an initial remembrance gathering outside the village hall. Then, the young children led dancing round the maypole; the adults joined in. Groups chatted along The Street, outside the Three Horseshoes. There were old army vehicles to see in the pub car park. Trestle tables were set up in a line and the children had a giant tea party. They were each given a “Charsfield VE Day” cup as a souvenir. Later, there was an evening party.

If you want to have a comment or caption added to any of the pictures, please contact John Fox on foxdial@btinternet.com

Using the rec during Covid 19

YOU ARE WELCOME TO USE THE RECREATION GROUND AS AN EXERCISE AREA BUT YOU MUST COMPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

  • REMAIN AT A DISTANCE OF 2 METRES FROM ANY OTHER PERSON UNLESS THEY ARE A MEMBER OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD
  • DO NOT USE THE ADULT FITNESS EQUIPMENT
  • DO NOT USE THE CHILD OR TODDLER PLAY EQUIPMENT
  • DO NOT USE THE MULTI – USE GAMES AREA OR THE TENNIS COURT

CORONA VIRUS – MESSAGE FROM CHARSFIELD PARISH COUNCIL

We are confident that during the current crisis the normal Charsfield neighbourly spirit will prevail and we will all look after each other.  However the situation is changing daily and if you find yourself isolated without  anyone to call upon please contact the Parish Council via:

Jan Pedgrift  01473 737701  Janpedgrift@btinternet.com

Pam Hembra 01473 737655  Charsfield parish clerk (charsfieldparishcouncil@gmail.com)

Fran Moor 01473 737813 or 07887 440404. franmoor@outlook.com

As It is likely some of our village population will  be restricted to staying in their homes we would like to put together a temporary volunteer data base of anyone who is willing to run errands or just check on any vulnerable person.

If you can help out please contact Jan Pedgrift  or Pam Hembra  on the above telephone numbers or email.

IF YOU NEED HELP – PLEASE ASK     IF YOU CAN HELP – PLEASE TELL.

Until the Three Horseshoes re-opens….

CHARSFIELD VILLAGE HALL COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENT

Given the CV19 issues we have decided temporarily to suspend our Friday evening bars. Sorry about that.

Given the important role that such facilities play in maintaining personal wellbeing and community spirit, it has not been an easy decision, but we think it is for the best for now.

We will of course keep things under review, particularly as the weather improves and people can sit outside. When we do re-open we will, of course, take all appropriate health and hygiene precautions.

More news in due course.

Thanks all, and stay well.

CADS 2020 – Update

Sadly, the coronavirus means that CADS 2020 is postponed till later in the year. More news later!

Charsfield Flower Show 8 August 2020

Saturday 8th August Charsfield Village Hall.

More details on the categories etc in due course

Charsfield Three Horseshoes News – February 2020

Edward Bolton – who owns the freehold of the Three Horseshoes – is proposing works at the Three Horseshoes ahead of re-opening it as a pub. They involve building some housing on site, partly to fund improvement works on the pub. His initial plans were presented by his agent, David Houchell, at a Parish Council meeting in November. In the light of public feedback following that meeting, David presented amended proposals at a FROTH social event on 7 December. Following that discussion he amended the plans again. David Houchel came along on Saturday to explain and discuss the latest version of the plans.

The version he presented is apparently now the basis for Edward’s informal discussions with the Council’s Planning Department ahead of submitting a planning application. Copies of these latest plans are available here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3dhu0myh9cbfndb/AABEROUmyTRDfQxnYVc1px2Ea?dl=0

In this latest plan, Edward has gone from proposing two houses on site to proposing four houses. He has also extended the site boundary slightly to the North to accommodate on-site parking. He has added a small conservatory to the West of the pub building, but removed the garden areas entirely from the previous plan.

The next step is for Edward to make a formal planning application, presumably based on those plans, but also taking in points made at the meeting on Saturday. If and when he does so, then we will hold another open meeting (as no doubt will the Parish Council). So there should be plenty of time and opportunity to get the further detail, and to comment, including to the Council’s Planning Department in relation to that formal planning application.

New Charsfield Emergency Plan

Available here

Charsfield Golf Day 2019

Charsfest 2019 – the pictures!

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local police

Pc 1469 Debbie Howgego is our neighbourhood police officer for the Parish of Charsfield, this is due to the boundary changes, Charsfield now comes under the Woodbridge and District SNT.

Debbie.Howgego@suffolk.pnn.police.uk

In an emergency, ring 999. For non-emergency matters ring 101.