Fate Suggests a Fete

Yep, it's that time of year again. Blaxhall's much loved Fete is coming up, and this year the attraction list has got even better; amongst the popular regulars there will also be such treats as a demonstration by the fire brigade and a visit from some Alpacas. All that remains is to pray for good weather!

House Martins back nesting on Stone Common

After many a year, a pair of House Martins have returned to a house on Stone Common to nest. They arrived very late at the end of June and it was feared that they would never finish the nest, as this is what has occurred in the past. But I am happy to report that they have completed the nest and seem to be sitting - hopefully on eggs. I shall keep you posted.Margaret G.

Festival News

Some news of the upcoming festival, to be held on Sat/Sun the 28th and 29th June, is filtering through to the website:The art exhibition will be open between 11am and 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday, with a preview evening on Friday the 27th at 7.30pm, and features 6 paintings by well-known local artist Maggie Hambling. The flower festival at the church will be open on both days between 11am and 5pm. Lunches & teas will be available, and Blaxhall Archive Group will have a display.

Grand Opening

(Updated below) After Private Fundraising, Major Renovations and General Building had finished, the new hall was opened as planned on a glorious May day.Florrie Shaw and Peter Fletcher cut the commemorative cake.

Summer Ball

Frosty mornings are not yet a distant memory, but the summer ball is nearly upon us. Tickets for the event are now available from Joyce, Graham and Nigel, up until the 29th. There will be a licensed bar and Buckshee will be providing the music for the event on the 31st. The picture links to a bigger image of the flyer.

Out of Africa

Swallows have been seen in Blaxhall over the Bank Holiday weekend, and if they did indeed arrive back so recently they certainly chose the right time to enjoy a glorious spell of weather. Long may it last.

Hail the New Hall

After several years of blood sweat and tears the village hall renovations are finally complete. The official opening of our splendid new facility will take place on 10th May at 2.30pm.

Crossing Capers

We learned today that the Beversham road from Blaxhall to Little Glemham (U3822) is to be closed from 10.30pm on 22 March in order that the level crossing can be repaired. The work is expected to last around 12hrs, but may take up to 18 months. Yes - you did read that correctly :-)

Arboreal Antics

It happened on a still, foggy February morning.I was out walking with a friend when the slightly menacing bark of a distant chainsaw cut through the air. As we approached the church the sound grew louder, and once inside the gate the outlines of vans, trucks and men up trees became visible through the mist.

On a Rocky Road

Rectory road, never the greatest road surface in Suffolk, has reached new lows in recent months. A combination of run-off from fields, oversize farm vehicles and blocked ditches has resulted in numerous pot holes, swathes of sand & stones, and long sections of exposed & broken road edge.