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21 July 2015

The new web site for the Queen’s Head can be found here.

21 July 2015

Update on the Reopening of The Queen: As the original opening date looms, we have encountered a few setbacks. Unfortunately, the locals’ night and the official opening date will need to be postponed as a result. Luckily, this will only be a few days and the wait will not be very long, so do not despair! The new dates are:

Local’s Night: 29 July 2015

Official Opening: 31 July 2015

We hope to see you all very soon.

Alexander and Lillie

17 July 2015

A message from Alexander Aitchison who has taken over the Queen.

14 July 2015

SUMMER EVENINGS IN BRANDESTON: For some time there has been desultory talk of making concerted use of the array of sporting facilities we now have on the playing field, by arranging a particular evening of the week when we can go down en masse to play tennis, petanque, five-a-side football, basketball and just run around. To make it go with a swing we also thought we should use the new barbecue facilities built precisely with this in mind.

So on Wednesday evenings, weather permitting, from 6:30 there will be a hot barbecue on the playing field so bring along your own food and booze and join the party. Even if you don’t fancy doing anything sporting you can just turn up and the barbecue isn’t obligatory either.

14 July 2015

SPORTS EQUIPMENT: There have been kind donations of tennis rackets and balls for anyone to use for a knock-about. They will be kept in the chest in the tennis court along with the spare sets of petanque boules.

So if you fancy a game just help yourself.

14 July 2015

LIVE MUSIC ON THE VILLAGE HALL PLAYING FIELD (weather depending)

Saturday 12th September 2015 5pm – 11pm

***The Broadside Boys ***The Kevin Duffy Band***Another act TBC***

Tickets £10 for Adults, Children under 18 FREE

This will be a very relaxed event, bring your own picnic/food/drink/booze/chairs and tables and come and enjoy an evening of live music outside on the village hall green. A great afternoon/evening to share with friends/family. More details to follow nearer the time.

Any profit will be donated to the Village Hall Fund.

14 July 2015

Agenda for tonight’s parish council meeting.

14 July 2015

Photos from this year’s fete.

5 June 2015

Latest 100+ Club winners

1 June 2015

Photos from the Music and Flowers weekend.

Brandeston Meals on Wheels

Our monthly lunch seems to be going from strength to strength and we are very grateful to everyone who supports it through their attendance and the people who help us with the many tasks involved. Jane and I are wondering if there might be a demand for a 'meals on wheels' type extension to the lunch for anyone who might be housebound or poorly. I think we would have to restrict the delivery area to Brandeston and Kettleburgh, but in the first instance we would just like to gauge demand. So, if you would like to use this new service (sadly only once a month, usually the second Tuesday) or know someone who would, please let Jane (685190) or me know and we will get it organised.

Mary Mitson-Woods (684026).

Heating Oil Discount Schemes

 

PROPS - Pettistree Region Oil Purchasing Scheme - Full details available here.

 

Suffolk ACRE Oil Buying Scheme - full details here

The Country Trust and the Brandeston

The village newsletter, the Brandeston, is sponsored by The Country Trust whose objectives include:

  • offering children wider horizons
  • bringing alive the countryside as a place of work
  • educating children and teachers with firsthand experiences of sustainable farming, forestry, food production, sound husbandry and care of the environment
  • identifying future job prospects
  • working towards reducing crime and antisocial behaviour by giving young people a fuller meaning to their lives, enhancing their appreciation of and respect for others.

Visit www.countrytrust.org.uk for more information

Hearing Loop Installed

With grateful thanks to The National Lottery through its Big Lottery Fund, the village hall has installed a hearing loop around the main hall. Its installation will allow people to hear much better whenever amplified sound is used by switching their hearing aids to the T position.

Brandeston Village Hall

The Street, Brandeston, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 7AD

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