Sproughton Community Shop

Words by Rosalind Lavington We hope you will forgive us for not having wished you all well last month. So, we wish you all a prosperous New Year now! I’d like to start by thanking all our volunteers who kept the shop open during the week between Christmas and the New Year. Then there was that very demanding day when the manual stock take had to happen, followed the next day by the spring clean so that we were able to start the New Year in good clean order. On…

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Jack Sheppard

It is appropriate to look back at 2017 and forward to what 2018 might hold for Sproughton’s trials motorcyclist. The main focus has been the British Senior Championships, which comprised eight events in various parts of the United Kingdom, but none of course in East Anglia where there are no venues capable of hosting such events. In fact, Jack’s nearest suitably challenging practice areas are located in wilder parts of Derbyshire and Yorkshire, rather a long way to go just for a few hours. The series went well until the…

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Claydon FC

Well, the season has well and truly begun and as the clocks move to changing for winter for another seasonal change, the teams at Claydon will have nearly reached a quarter of the way through the season. The facilities are looking great and the pitches are looking superb at Blue Circle, and not too bad at Claydon recreation ground where their Under 16 Dragons and Under 14s are currently plying their trade. Claydon FC thanked those brilliant folk around the village who have contributed to the improvements, and an additional…

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Giant Tipi At Strangers Home

The Strangers Home in Bradfield is proud to welcome their new Giant Hat tipi, a perfect venue for parties and wedding receptions. Solid wooden poles and a light tan-coloured canvas produce a natural ambience that’s really like nothing else. Dress it up, or keep it simple, either way, you can be sure to create an exciting alternative to a typical white box marquee. One event you can look forward to enjoying in this wonderful space is a New Year’s Eve party with Coolsounds professional DJ and buffet. Tickets are £10…

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Sproughton Community Shop

On Sunday 3rd September, Sproughton Community had their Open Day, which gave a chance for everyone to come along to the Tithe Barn courtyard and the Barley Room, where they will had lots food displays and tasting sessions. As well as samples of standard products such as cheeses, pickles, pies and bacon, they will be featuring several tasty dishes made from ingredients stocked in the shop. Teas and coffees were served at no charge. Do come along to socialise and taste the offerings. Chat to our volunteers and to Wendy,…

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Sproughton Bowls Club

By the time you read this, the season will be all but over. With the league programme completed in mid-August, the remaining action on the green is around club competitions.  But before then, there has been plenty of action with two of Sproughton’s teams recording success in their leagues. Kate Sarginson’s Mixed 4s went through their league fixtures unbeaten, to finish top of their division. They will play in the league play-offs on Saturday 19th August, so news of that next month. John Tyler’s EBF Mixed 3s, confirmed their position…

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Sproughton Village Fete

As this is written in early July, the 2017 fete seems like it was only yesterday, but by the time you are reading this, the fete will be a happy but distant memory! This year’s fete followed a tried and tested programme and was a great success. Hundreds of people came along to join in the fun, the weather was good (for a pleasant change!) and we raised around £1,000 on the day. This money will be used to buy more equipment for future fetes and to recognise the support…

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Suffolk’s Apprentice Of The Year

Jonathan Cross, the apprentice electrical engineer at Suffolk EfW, was awarded Electrical Apprentice of the Year by TTE. TTE specialise in training and development. Since completing his apprenticeship Jonathan has started a new role as control and instrumentation technician here on site. Many congratulations to Jonathan. The Suffolk Energy from Waste facility is holding a series of open days in August which include a tour of the facility and time to explore the visitor centre. There is still space on the following days: Tuesday 1st August from 2-4pm and Thursday…

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Sproughton Community Shop

Things are looking up! After a slow first half of the year sales are picking up, the bank balance is strengthening, and Sproughton Community Shop are feeling more buoyant. Last month they welcomed Tara back after her prolonged convalescence, as well as Ed & Denyse from family commitments. Now that they are almost back to full strength and have been able to do a bit more planning. Sally Sparrow has generously undertaken to host the team for our volunteers summer get together on Sunday August 27th. Their open day will…

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