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Brandeston, Suffolk

Welcome to the Brandeston Village Web site.

On these pages you can find out what’s going on in the village, reports on events that have taken place, contact points for all aspects of Brandeston life and lots, lots more.

Bill May, 102, Brandeston’s Newest Oldest Resident

Sue Fisher’s father on his 100th birthday in November 2013

The Brandeston Web Site

The village web site is changing. Over the last few weeks, a parallel web site has been under construction and has been running in parallel with this one. A few people have tested it and suggested changes and it is now time to open it up to all residents for comment.

The existing site has been running for almost nine years and is showing its age. Moreover, it is based entirely on a PC running Windows XP and can’t easily be transferred to a new manager. The new web site, in current terminology, runs in the Cloud and can be passed on to a new manager very simply.

Similarly with the village email list which is being managed by Kathy and Martin Churchill and is based on their PCs. The list needs to be in a form that can be passed on to a new manager when the time comes and so it is being moved to Mailchimp, an emailing service. All those who are on the village distribution list are already in the Mailchimp list which, when operating fully, will allow people to join the list or unsubscribe from the service.

The plan is to run both web sites in parallel for a few weeks with access to the new site from this site and vice versa. At some point, maybe the anniversary of the village web site, the links will change and the first point of entry will be the new site. This site will then become an archive and will no longer be updated.

The new site should provide a better experience with higher quality photos, a forum for comment, sign-up lists, videos and so on.

As ever, the web site and the village newsletter are desperate for photos and articles to keep them fresh and interesting. Send web site items to webmaster@brandeston.net and newsletter items to


What’s On

The Queen


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6 Oct 2015

Halloween at The Queen:

Thursday, 29 Oct: pumpkin carving from 5:30 including pumpkin soup and other treats

Saturday, 31 Oct: Halloween games from 3:30 to 7:00

Full details here.

6 Oct 2015

Visit and comment on the new Brandeston web site

6 Oct 2015

Latest 100+ Club winners

30 Sept 2015

Harvest Horkey on 24 October - full details here.

17 Sept 2015

Recent new residents Lucy, Kevin and Florence Little.

16 Sept 2015

All Saints: We are very much looking forward to seeing you and all your families at the Harvest Festival in All Saints' Church at 5:30 pm on Sunday, 20th September.

Gifts of fresh produce or tins and packets will be most welcome. They will be sent to the food bank in Ipswich and to Lehmann House in Wickham Market.

Last, but not least, you are all invited to join us for tea and cakes in the church, from 5:00 to 5:30 before the service.

7 Sept 2015

The Easton Harriers Reel Ball - full details here.

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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