Boxford pavilion progress

Suffolk Free Press
23 April 1970

At a meeting of the Boxford Community Council held last Monday in the Village Hall, Mr. Ralph Tugman, the chairman, made special mention of the successful functions which had been held to raise funds for the payment of the village's share of the cost of the pavilion it was hoped to erect on the Croft Recreation Ground.

The dance organised by Mrs. Tarbet and her helpers brought in £38 and was so much enjoyed that it is hoped to repeat it on 30th May; the "Going for a Song" evening at The Fleece, arranged by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Downes and a committee, also raised £38; the sweepstake on the Grand National was not as profitable as had been hoped but the fund had benefited to the extent of £13 10s. 0d.

The council expressed its thanks to all those who had helped with these events.

Clock face
Mr. Woodward, the Hon. Secretary, reported that he had applied for permission to erect a 'clock face' on a building in the village so that the progress towards our target of £1,000 could be indicated.

Mr. George Farrow, Chairman of the Fete Committee, told the meeting that plans were well in hand for the fete to be held on June 6, but more helpers were required and he asked anyone who was willing to lend a hand to get in touch with him as soon as possible.

The Hon. Treasurer, Mr. Gordon Jones, reported a very satisfactory bank balance, but reminded the meeting that £62 was due to be paid to the National Playing Fields Association in reduction of the loan the council had received, and there would be more to be paid out on behalf of the Playing Field Management Committee should they be successful in engaging a suitable part time supervisor.

The Little Ernie Draw continued to provide a steady income, thanks to the efforts of Mrs. Maisie Tricker, her helpers, and all those who subscribed.

Mr. Jones was authorised to invest any portion of the council's bank balance so that interest might accrue until such time as the money was wanted.

The chairman suggested that the council should bear in mind that it had aims other than the provision of a playing field. Although its activities were concentrated at the moment on the development and possible extension of the field and the building of a pavilion, there were many other ways in which the council could assist in improving and adding to the amenities of the village.

Progress was not all they had hoped