TheSpeed Awareness Scheme
The village has been registered with Suffolk Constabulary for the Speed Awareness Scheme as part of the many and varied options open to us in monitoring and managing vehicles passing through the village. A team of volunteers has been assembling to assist in the scheme and we awaiting training and the issue of the equipment. Should you be willing to join us please contact Rob Cuff on the email below.
VAS signs on the A1088 have been erected:
with some ingenuity, a couple of spanners, a tractor and some careful driving! the new VAS signage has been erected on the A1088 and the evidence is clear that it has made an immediate impact.
A date for our first coffee morning of 2022 has been set for Saturday 3rd December, 10am – 11.30am in St Georges Church. All are welcome to pop in for a coffee and a chat, bring some baking and help us plan to make this a regular village get together.
Charlie Haylock is a regular guest on Suffolk Radio and is not only a master of the Suffolk dialect but he has the ability to speak in a variety of English accents. During his talk on the history of spoken English, you will find out how each invading force affected the English language. The event will be in St George’s Church in Stowlangtoft on Saturday 19th November at 7.30pm, door open at 7pm with refreshments available.
Tickets are £10 for adults and accompanied children go free. For more information and tickets at www.visitchurches.org.uk/whatson . Tickets are also available to purchase at Pakenham Village Hall.
We have had an enquiry from a descendant of the Sadler family that worked and lived around Stowlangtoft. The Gt. Grandfather of the enquirer was a carpenter and joiner on the estate and several members of the family lived in near by villages. Any information regarding the Sadler family would be much appreciated. Please Marion Sherwood on 07932 754078.
Village Volunteers are always gratefully appreciated and so should you have an occasional spare half an hour now and again then why not volunteer to help the Stowlangtoft community.
We now have a volunteer to help with the grass cutting at the church which is great news and another great example of community spirit.
The Stowlangtoft book club meets on a monthly basis with the members taking it in turns to host the meetings and choose the titles. New members are always welcome. Please contact Julie on her email firstname.lastname@example.org should you wish to join.
In addition to the previous successful village walk earlier in the summer more interest has been shown in organising more walks and a date will soon be publicised for a village group walk.
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Also in November will be a performance by This is My Theatre of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King at St Mary’s Church Pakenham with all profits raised going to support St Georges Stowlangtoft. The performance will take place on Thursday 24th November at 7.30pm with doors open at 7pm. Tickets are £15 for adults, £10 for under 16s, under 4s go free.
For more information and to book tickets: https://www.thisismytheatre.com/pakenham
'Its nearly Christmas and Maria receives an early gift of a beautiful wooden Nutcracker soldier. Little does Maria know that his wooden figure was once a real child and when the magic of Christmas is strongest, the Nutcracker comes to life. Can Maria help the Nutcracker to defeat the horrid Mouse King and break the curse. Join us in a journey to magical kingdoms with music, puppetry and characters that the whole family will love.'