News from Bedfield Church.
Chrissie will be at the church on Wednesday 14th October at 2.30pm when it will be open for private prayer.
We hope to also be open for private prayer on the 21st and 28th October 2020. Please note: Chrissie is taking a week off 19th - 24th
MONK SOHAM CHURCH NEWS:
We are pleased to say that St. Peter’s Church has now re-opened for services and will be following the Church of England and Government guidelines with regards to Covid-19.
At present we will be having services every two weeks, instead of weekly, to help the small band of cleaners.
Cleaners of Monk Soham Church Required.
All of our small band of voluntary cleaners are senor-citizens, some 80 years + , we are in urgent need of help, if anyone can help with the cleaning, ( vacuumcleaner etc are all available in the church to use ). Could they please contact Gay Clarke on 01728 685 358 .
BEDFIELD AND MONK SOHAM GARDENING CLUB.
We are pleased to offer our Community Seed Share at the Bedfield PO and café. (Tuesdays 9.15-11.15 a.m.) and café on advertised Saturdays.
Please help yourself to any seeds you would like (while stocks last). You might also have any unwanted commercial seed packets or spare seeds you have collected and labelled yourself. Just bring along or drop through the door of Oakwood, Long Green, IP13 7JD.
Thank you for your support. We hope you enjoy growing the seeds! Happy and healthy gardening! Barbara Lee.
BEDFIELD PARISH COUNCIL BEDFIELD AND MONK SOHAM SPORTS CLUB
As you may be aware, we have just opened a new play area on Bedfield Sports Field and this is proving to be an enormous success.
However, in order to allow the continued safe use of the field by everyone as part of our central “hub” concept, we need to complete the fencing of the play area and install CCTV. This has been delayed whilst we ensure that the right equipment is sourced and installed, which may take around a further five weeks.
Unfortunately, and despite the best efforts of our volunteer wardens, dogs have been found to be fouling the play area and equipment. Whilst we acknowledge that this is being done by a very very small percentage of the users, it forms a significant risk of potentially dangerous diseases to children, including Salmonellosis.
Accordingly, we feel we have no choice but to prohibit the use of the Sports Field by all dogs until the work can be completed. We hope you will understand why this decision has been taken and support its implementation. Thank you
Bedfield and Monk Soham Sports Club
A reminder that the Post Office is open on Tuesday mornings from 9.15 am to 11.15 am in the Sports Pavilion which is fully Covid-19 compliant. The following services are available: stamps, facility to post parcels, stationery, cash and cheque deposits and withdrawals (even if you bank with another provider).
There is also a pop-up shop selling essential items and a coffee morning where you will find a warm welcome as well as fresh scones. Bring your youngest children to enjoy the newly installed play area.
We have recently created a new email address to keep all residents of Bedfield and Monk Soham informed of village activities. If you haven’t yet subscribed to this address, please email: The idea is that it can be used by residents to inform everyone who subscribes about forthcoming events and other important information.
THE BEDFIELD TOWN ESTATE - BOOK TOKEN SCHEME. ATTENTION TO BEDFIELD RESIDENT PARENTS / GUARDIANS OF STUDENTS WHO HAVE JUST STARTED This September 2020 YEAR 7 AND YEAR 12
We would normally have launched this in May but due to the Covid 19 Pandemic and school closures we decided to delay it until now.
Part of the BTE remit is for the education of children who live in the Parish of Bedfield. If your child WAS in Year 6 and has moved onto secondary school or Year 11 and has moved onto 6th Form or college the BTE Trustees would like to recognise this part of their educational path by presenting them with a book token. Please note the only condition with this is that you and your child must be a resident of Bedfield and they were in Year 6 or Year 11 last academic year, 2019-2020.
For information on how to apply for this please contact Trustee Denise Mazurkewicz on 01728 628444 by Friday 23rd October 2020