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Foodbank - Blaxhall Community Action

Foodbank provision has been extended to include the area around Blaxhall, in partnership with the East Suffolk Foodbank based in Lowestoft. This local community action comes at a time when the East Anglian Daily Times (7th September) reported that there has been a 400% increase in the number of people enquiring about emergency food supplies during the past 6 months. Clearly, it is urgent for a community such as Blaxhall to play its part in responding to this social need.

All food for the foodbank is donated - see the 'foodbank shopping list' below for what is needed. The donated / collected food will be taken to a storage facility in Leiston and thence to Lowestoft in bulk, where volunteers check, sort and pack it into boxes ready to be donated to those in need.

Frontline care professionals (such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, housing associations and police) identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher. Volunteers provide a delivery service to deliver 3-days worth of nutritionally-balanced food to those in receipt of a foodbank voucher.

The collection point in Blaxhall is St Peter's Church (being open each day and thus the most suitable location in the village for donations). A large foodbank crate inside the church will be emptied on a regular basis and there will be a coordinated delivery, with surrounding villages, of items to Leiston.

Please try to ensure that donations have a reasonably long 'use-by' date.

More information about the East Suffolk Foodbank may be found at http://eastsuffolk.foodbank.org.uk

The Foodbank Shopping List is:

Milk (UHT or powdered)
Sugar (500g)
Fruit Juice (carton)
Soup
Pasta sauces
Sponge pudding (tinned)
Tomatoes (tinned)
Cereals
Rice pudding (tinned)
Tea bags/instant coffee
Instant mash potato
Rice/pasta
Tinned meat/fish
Tinned vegetables
Tinned fruit
Jam
Biscuits or snack bar

For further information about Blaxhall's effort or to volunteer to help, contact Sue Cowling at 689177

THE CUSTOMS AND RIGHTS OF THE MANOR COURT TO BE HELD AT BLAXHALL ON SATURDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2013

MANOR COURT: MANOR OF BLAXHALL
TO BE HELD AT THE VILLAGE HALL BLAXHALL AT 2pm ON SATURDAY 14th SEPTEMBER 2013

CUSTOMS AND RIGHTS

1. The present lord of the manor is Mr Michael Prevost and his appointed steward for the purposes of this court is Mr Anthony M Breen.

2. The Manor Court is a meeting of the lord of the manor and/or his steward and the tenants on the soil of the manor. It is an open meeting and all are invited to attend.

3. Only those who have enrolled their names as tenants of the soil of the manor have the right to fully participate in the proceedings.

4. Those who are entitled to enrol their names as tenants on the soil of the manor are any person who is an owner or partial owner of real estate property within the parish of Blaxhall. The husband, wife or civil partner of any proprietor also has the right to enrol their names as tenants of the soil.

5. All are invited to enrol their names as tenants on the soil of the manor when they attend the court. No one shall be enrolled as tenant on the soil of the manor before the date of the court.

6. Those who have enrolled their names as tenants of the soil are assumed to have acknowledged the present lordship of the manor. They are collectively known as the homage. Any member of the homage has full rights to speak, to serve on the jury of the court and to take part in any vote, if the coourt wish for a vote to be taken.

7. The court is only formed when the lord and/or his steward and at least two of the homage have come to the meeting at the appointed time, place and location.

8. The time, place and location of the court has to be advertised in advance of any meeting through an advertisement having been place in a local newspaper circulating in the area of Blaxhall and by a notice having been displayed in a public place within the parish.

9. Once a court has been formed of the lord of the manor and/or his steward and at least two of the homage then it has to elect two of the homage to serve as the jury. The jury will be asked to assist in the conduct of and counting of any vote, if the court should wish for a vote to be taken. They will be asked to sign the minutes of the court on behalf of the homage.

10. The steward has no right to take part in the proceedings of the court other than at the wish of the lord of the manor or of the homage. The steward has no right to vote, should the court wish for a vote to be taken. The steward will advise the court on the conduct of the proceedings of the court. He will prepare the minutes of the court. The minutes will be a record of the calling of the court and the result of any vote that has been taken, if the court should wish for a vote to be taken. The minutes will not be a verbatim account of the proceedings.

11. All other matters relating to the conduct of the court are at the wish of the lord of the manor and the homage combined.

12. The court may allow any person to take part in the proceedings. Any person who wishes to speak at the court and who is not the lord of the manor and/or his steward or a member of the homage should be allowed to speak as attorney for the lord or a member or members of the homage. Any person who has been granted the right to speak though known as an attorney need not be an attorney in law.

13. A vote, if the court should wish for a vote to be taken, is known as a verdict. This is only a verdict of opinion.

14. All who wish to take part in the proceedings of the Manor Court should be aware that this court has no legal jurisdiction, under the terms of Section 23, Administration of Justice Act 1977.

Any further enquiries relating to the calling and composition of the manor court should be directed to the steward either by post or e-mail

Anthony M Breen
72 Anderson Close
Needham Market
Suffolk
IP6 8UB
Or by e-mail at breen.mathonwy@gmail.com

MANOR COURT: MANOR OF BLAXHALL - Village Hall Blaxhall at 2pm on Saturday 14 September 2013

Manor Court: Manor of Blaxhall - Village Hall Blaxhall at 2pm on Saturday 14 September 2013

AGENDA

1. Proclamation and Attornment
(Acknowledgement of Mr Prevost’s title to the Lordship of the Manor and his right to Manorial Courts)
2. Enrolment of the Homage
(Acknowledgement of Mr Prevost’s that those who have enrolled their names as tenants on the soil of the manor are to be members of the homage with full right to participate in the court’s proceedings)
Those who are entitled to enrol their names as tenants on the soil of the manor are any person who is an owner or partial owner of real estate property within the parish of Blaxhall. The husband, wife or civil partner of any proprietor also has the right to enrol their names as tenants of the soil.
3. Election of the Jury
(A minimum of two persons freely chosen by the Homage)
4. Business of the Court
The lord of the manor or any member of the homage may raise any matter relating to the title of the lordship, (e.g. claims to any Residual Manorial rights).
Items of business can be submitted in writing to the steward in advance of the court or can be presented verbally once the court is formed.
All items submitted for discussion in the court will be read but they require the support of at least two members of the homage before they can be discussed.
Those submitting any item for discussion have to show why it is the business of the manor court.
Any member of the homage may oppose the discussion of any item submitted on the grounds that it is not the illegitimate business of the court.

Anthony M Breen
Steward Manor of Blaxhall
72 Anderson Close
Needham Market
Suffolk
IP6 8UB
E-mail breen.mathonwy@gmail.com

Suffolk Bike Ride comes to Blaxhall

The Suffolk Historic Churches Trust 32nd annual sponsored bike ride takes place on Saturday 14th September and takes in St Peter's in Blaxhall as part of the route. For more information about the ride and a sponsorship form see the SHCT website at http://www.shct.org.uk/component/content/article/37-this-years-bike-ride... or contact Sheila Scopes on 01728 688178. St Peter's will provide a welcome for visiting cyclists and some members of the parish will undertake part of the route. either on foot or on bikes. All are welcome to join us for fun and exercise.

THE MANOR OF BLAXHALL - A General Court Baron and Leet

I saw this Public Notice in the EADT and as it seems appropriate to put this on the News page of Blaxhall.com

THE MANOR OF BLAXHALL

A General Court Baron and Leet for the above manor, will be holden at the Village Hall, in Blaxhall, on Saturday the fourteenth day of September, at two o'clock in the afternoon; and all persons having any business to transact at such Court, are requested to take notice thereof, and attend accordingly.

Anthony M Breen
Steward

BLAXHALL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING TO BE HELD 4th September 2013

To see the Agenda for the next Blaxhall Parish Council Meeting take a look on the web link shown here -

http://blaxhall.onesuffolk.net/parish-council/

Minutes of previous meetings are also to be found on this site.

The Parish Council Meeting is held in Blaxhall Village Hall and start at 7.30pm.

Suffolk Bike Ride comes to Blaxhall

The Suffolk Historic Churches Trust 32nd annual sponsored bike ride takes place on Saturday 14th September and takes in St Peter's in Blaxhall as part of the route. For more information about the ride and a sponsorship form see the SHCT website at http://www.shct.org.uk/component/content/article/37-this-years-bike-ride... or contact Sheila Scopes on 01728 688178. St Peter's will provide a welcome for visiting cyclists and some members of the parish will undertake part of the route. either on foot or on bikes. All are welcome to join us for fun and exercise.

Folk East comes to Blaxhall

The Folk East Festival takes place at Glemham Hall and the Park on 23rd-25th August 2013. Whilst there is an extensive and varied programme, see http://www.folkeast.co.uk/ - the wider prograamme takes in the village of Blaxhall too.

The Ship Inn is an official partner in the Folk East Festival and has a varied programme of music from 22nd to 25th August - see http://www.blaxhallshipinn.co.uk/newsite/index.php

St Peter's Church in Blaxhall also features in being a destination on a mapped walk for Folk East visitors (and anyone else), from Little Glemham to Blaxhall and thence to Farnham and from there back to Glemham Park. St Peter's will be providing a welcome and refreshments from Thursday 22nd August, together with information about past, present and future events at St Peter's plus other information about the village. All are welcome.

Bus journey from hell on the First Anglian 64 Woodbridge to Wickham Market on 5th August

I arrived at the Turban Centre in Woodbridge to catch the 64 First Bus at 11.38am, to travel from Woodbridge to Wickham Market. It arrived on time which was great as I had an appointment in Wickham Market at 12 noon.

Then the bad news - the bus wasn't going all the way to Wickham Market due to the road being closed beyond the market square so four of us had to get off at Petttistree and walk the half an hour to Wickham Market. Thank fully it wasn't too hot and wasn't raining! And I am physically fit.

Some of people had to stay in Woodbridge as they couldn't walk from Pettistree. What happened to them?

A very unacceptable situation for a public transport services.

Blaxhall post box stolen from the Church cross roads?

The Missing PostboxThe Missing PostboxBack in May the postbox at the junction of Station Raod and Church Road went missing as reported by the EADT last week.

It appears to have gone missing between 2pm and about 4pm one monday in May.

We await to hear from the Royal Mail and the police on the results of their investigations!

If you are like others in Blaxhall want a new postbox to replace this missing one, please leave a comment.

EADT: Village’s post box missing after wall torn down