Defibrillator Training

CHARSFIELD PARISH COUNCIL invites you to a Community Defibrillator Demonstration for CHARSFIELD RESIDENTS ONLY

The Community Heartbeat Trust will be demonstrating the use of defibrillators and explaining how the equipment works and its benefits to the community in saving precious minutes in the treatment of sudden cardiac arrest in Charsfield Village Hall on Saturday, 11th February 2017 at 10:30 am.

The more people who know how to use the portable defibrillator installed outside Charsfield Village Hall, the more chance there is of saving the life of a victim of sudden cardiac arrest.

Everybody is welcome and no special skills are required, just your willingness to play an important role in the event of a medical emergency.

It would be helpful to know how many people are likely to attend on the day therefore would you please email or telephone 01473 737655 if you plan to attend

If you are unable to attend this demonstration but would like to at a future date please also contact us and we will endeavour to organise further training.


Friday 3rd March 2017 7.30pm

Charsfield Village Hall

£10 to include a variety of wines and cheese & biscuits

Book Now 01473 737701


If you have any ideas or contributions for this year’s CHARSFEST please come along to the village hall committee room on Tuesday 21st February at 8pm when Charsfest 2017 will be the first item on the agenda.  Alternatively give me a ring on 01473 737701 or email with your input

 There will be a WORKING PARTY on the field on SUNDAY 19TH MARCH AT 10AM.  In addition to the normal maintenance there are several tasks to be completed, including dismantling the old shed and pruning the new hornbeam hedge.  Please bring your tools and/or hedge cutters along and help us.


 Friday 3rd March 7.30pm Charsfield Village Hall:   A Light Hearted Wine Quiz with a variety of wines to try.  £10 to include cheese and biscuits.

Friday 21st April – St George’s Quiz 7.30pm Charsfield Village Hall.  £10 to include 2 course supper

Saturday 3rd June – CHARSFEST on the recreation ground, Chapel Lane

Sunday 11th June – Charsfield Golf Day at Seckford Golf Club

Friday 15th September – Fish and Chip Quiz  7.30pm Charsfield Village Hall



Further details from Jan Pedgrift 01473 737701

Safer Village Driving

SAVID Community Group Meeting

             Wednesday 25th January 2017 at Witnesham Village Hall 7:30 p.m.

Parish Council accounts and bank reconciliation

In the interests of transparency!


Phone Box now ours!

The Telephone Kiosk in The Street has now been decommissioned and has been purchased by the Parish Council.  We will organise for this to be painted and reglazed as soon as possible.  The Parish Council would welcome suggestions for how this should be used in future.

New House Next to Hawthorn Cottage, Monewden Road

The Parish Council has received details of Planning Application DC/15/2385/OUT for a new dwelling at the above.  For further details please visit Planning at:

Revised Planning Application for Two Storey Extension – Akenfield, Park Lane

Please be advised Charsfield Parish Council has received notification of Planning Application DC/16/5118/FUL, full details of which can be found on

Date for your diary – Charsfest 2017



Charsfield Scarecrows 2016

Charsfest 2016

Charsfest 2016 was a great success: An opportunity for the whole village to come together for a fun packed day and evening.

So many people work very hard to make it happen it is difficult to thank everyone but here goes:

First thanks to  those people who ran stalls for the benefit of the recreation ground: The Baptist Chapel  Teas, Megan and Katie Clark’s crepe stall, Dave Whitley, John Webber and Greg  Thomson for the BBQ, The games from the ladies of Charsfield and Dallinghoo WI, Robert Kingston for manning the Sumo Wrestling, Alan Ward for his Tedapult, Dawn Chamness and her parents for the can game and duck fishing, Martin and Denise  Lynne and Tony Ford for the shooting range, Pam Hembra and Mary Mackinlay for the plant stall, Margo Carter and Gill Winkworth for the bric a brac, and Val Volz and John Fox from  Charsfield Tennis Club.  With all their contributions we managed to raise a grand total of £980 towards the maintenance of the field.

Thanks to all those people who turned out on Friday night to help us put up the tents and Sunday morning for the clearing up, especially to Andy Wyatt (aka the Lion) and David Wolfe who worked non-stop all through the weekend at a vast variety of jobs.  To Jerry and Sharon from the Three Horseshoes for running the bar all day and evening, Georgina Jay for the evening food, John Phillips and the Farlingaye Big Band,  Sarah Turner for arranging and singing in the Harry Isaac Presley Operation, Peter Holloway for keeping things running smoothly and providing the vintage farm machinery,  Alan Ward for kindly supplying electricity and water and the Harley Davidsons,  Trevor Boyd for his marvellous photography, Mark Turner for the fire engine, Ed Winkworth for manning the car park all afternoon,  Richard Ford and the village hall management committee for supplying and delivering the village hall tables and chairs, Phil Hines for the bouncy castle and lots of other help, Andy Reeve for helping clear up and for getting rid of the rubbish, the cast of The Wizard of Oz and Charsfield Flower Show Committee for organising the Scarecrow competition, Sally Thompson for helping with advertising and  David  Wolfe and Amanda Illing for helping so much with publicity material and sponsoring the toilets!

What do we do to make it even better next year?  We will be holding a meeting to discuss Charsfest 2017 sometime in February but in the meantime please let us know any comments or ideas via

Charsfield Recreation Ground Committee

local police

Pcso 3094 Sallyanna Chatten-Berry and Pc 1469 Debbie Howgego are the new neighbourhood police officers for the Parish of Charsfield, this is due to the boundary changes, Charsfield now comes under the Woodbridge and District SNT.

Tennis Club 2016

Charsfield Tennis Club’s new season starts April 18th on the courts at Charsfield Recreation Ground.

Regular Club night on Mondays through to September.

New members are always welcome.

Membership Rates for 2016:

  • Adult £40 (£35)
  • Family £75 (£70)
  • Couple £60 (£55)
  • Student £20
  • u19 £15
  • u11 £7.50.
  • Reductions in brackets for British Tennis Members.

For more information contact Sian Kingston 01473 737777