Boxford plan a bumper fete

Suffolk Free Press
14 December 1967

A meeting of the Boxford Community Council was held in the village Hall, Boxford, on Tuesday. Mr. Ralph Tugman was in the chair, and there was a good attendance of members.

Mr. W. A. Lee reported a meeting of the Fete committee had been held and plans were going forward for a fete to be held on our own playing field on a Saturday in June, 1968. The actual date could not be fixed as there was every hope that a team from H.M.S. "Ganges" would give us a performance and it would not be known for a few weeks which Saturday would be suitable for them.

It was also proposed to use the occasion to have an official opening of the Playing Field by some well known public figure.

The hon. treasurer gave a detailed report on the financial position, which, though satisfactory, gave no cause for complacency. While funds were in hand to cover recent expenditure on the Playing Field, and sums promised would meet a large proportion of expenditure likely to be incurred in the comparatively near future, a considerable sum would still be required to make the Playing Field and the children's playground fully operational. The value of the Little Ernie weekly draw was once again emphasised.


The visit of the County Planning Officer to Boxford was fully discussed and it was felt that the meeting had been successful. There was however some apprehension expressed that the future development approved for Boxford might overtax its resources.

Mention was made of the whist drive held recently which had realised £10 2s. 6d. and those responsible for the organisation were cordially thanked.

A suggestion was made that the Council might organise an exhibition of arts and crafts, hobbies, collections, and personal treasures at some time in the spring or early summer.

The Boxford and District Horticultural Society is holding an 'Any Questions' evening on Wednesday, February 7 at the Village Hall.

A team of experts on horticultural matters from Colchester would be providing the answers, and the Society was enquiring whether the Community Council would co-operate to ensure a good audience. It appeared that there might be considerable interest in such an event and the Council would inform the Society accordingly.