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Quiz night - 5th October

Bring along friends and neighbours and test your general knowledge, at Stanningfield Village Hall on Saturday 5th October. Teams of up to 4 people; there will be a raffle and a bar available. BYO nibbles or pre-book a table platter; £10 for 4 people and includes hot sausages, sausage rolls, quiche slices, chicken goujons and crisps. Doors are open from 7pm, with the quiz starting at 7:30pm. Tickets are £5 per person and available from David Staff or from Pauline at the Red House pub. Join us in a fun evening whilst supporting the Village Hall fund.

 Stanningfield telephone box

The red telephone box on Hoggard's Green in Stanningfield, as with many other rural call boxes across the country, has been disconnected by BT. It has now been adopted by the Parish and refurbishment work has begun. The telephone box is set to become a book and CD swap and will also serve as an information point for the village.

 Your Parish needs you

Would you like to represent and serve the local community? The Parish Council is looking for two new Councillors, if you’re interested then please contact Nicola Glading (Clerk) email:

 Parish Council Meetings

These take place at Stanningfield Village Hall and start at 7:30pm. The next meeting dates are Monday 30th September 2019 and Monday 25th November 2019. All are very welcome to attend; if you want to speak on a particular subject that is on the Agenda, please let the clerk know in advance. The agendas will be published on the Noticeboards and Parish Council website, three days prior to the meeting. If an urgent matter needs to be put before the Councillors, the Chairman may call an Extraordinary Meeting; agendas for such meetings will be published seven days in advance.


Community Chest grants

The Community Chest funding round for 2020/2021 is now open.

Community Chest funding supports voluntary and community groups who make a contribution to improving the quality of life for people in West Suffolk.

Funded activities must help deliver the Families and Communities Approach and Families and Communities Strategy and eligibility criteria apply. The minimum amount that can be applied for is £1,000. This funding can be for one off projects or revenue funds for services.

Please find guidance and application documents below. To discuss your application prior to submission please contact

Applications close at noon on Monday 30 September 2019.

Previous Community Chest Grant allocations

Previous Rural Initiatives Grants Scheme (RIGS) grant allocations

Further information

You can see our approach to funding illustrated in our Families and Communities funding approach diagram

For more information read our Families and Communities approach

Other funding sources

Home assistance grants

Funding is available from West Suffolk councils to assist families/residents to make safe, repair and improve their homes and we would like your help to engage with our communities.

We can assist in different ways, through Warmer Homes Healthy People or through the Home Assistance grant (HAG) to  help home owners carry out repairs and improvements to their homes to ensure that they are warm, weather proof or water tight, safe and secure and have reasonably modern kitchen and bathroom facilities.

To find out more, or to see if one of our other grants could help, see our Housing grants page.

Energy grants

For a wide range of grants and other assistance with energy-saving initiatives for businesses and community venues see the Green Suffolk website


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Villagers gathered to see the newly refurbished Bradfield Combust sign unveiled

 After long period of restoration, Cllr Tony Langan unveiled the newly painted Bradfield Combust sign  on Saturday, 3rd August on the Village Green. 

 The sign, which on one side commemorates Arthur Young, the “father “ of modern British agriculture, who lived in Bradfield Hall, and on other, depicts the 13th century  burning of the Lord of the Manor’s house by disgruntled villagers, in protest at the imposition of a tax on the collection of fire wood.

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The moment has come- Vice Chairman of the Council, Cllr T Langan, unveils the new sign

To view the Bury Free Press article, click on the address below:article 



The Bury St Edmunds NHW Area B covers the 10 villages of Bradfield Combust, Stanningfield, Bradfield St Clare, Bradfield St George, Little Whelnetham, Great Whelnetham, Sicklesmere, Rushbrooke, Rougham and Nowton. Crimes in Hawstead, Cockfield and Lawshall though outside of Area B are also reported here.

Bury St Edmunds police reporting area crime stats for the month of June (a total of 542 reported crimes) have just been released; reported crimes in or near any of the villages mentioned above include

Cockfield: 1 x V/S; 1 x OT

Lawshall: 1 x B; 1 x CD/A; 1 x OT

Rougham: 1 x V/S; 3 x ASB; 1 x CD/A

Sicklesmere: 1 x ASB

(ASB = Anti-Social Behaviour; B = Burglary; CD/A = Criminal Damage/Arson; PO = Public Order; T = Theft; V = Vehicle Crime; V/S = Violence or Sexual; W = Weapons Possession; O/T = Other Theft; O = Other; D = Drugs)

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30 June 2019

Quiz night

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