METFIELD Tales from a Suffolk Village 1928–2017

Remember Christine’s book? If you haven’t seen it yet or got your own copy, now’s your chance. Metfield Stores is selling them at £4.99. Full of photos and fascinating anecdotes, this book has been a huge success and much praised by readers.

It would make the perfect Christmas present or stocking filler at this amazing price (formerly £10/copy) but stocks will not last forever!

And, since Christine has donated the books to the shop, the proceeds from the sale of every copy you buy from the shop will go to the shop. So, why not buy a copy or two and support your village shop at the same time?

Christine Brennan book launch 2017. Photo © Jonathan Brinton.

Keeping Suffolk Safe: latest advice on Covid restrictions

Your help is needed to share key messages about Covid-19 with family, friends, colleagues, community groups and any other networks that you have.  We need to reach as many people as possible to ensure they have the most up-to-date information available and to help avoid the confusion some people are feeling.

The web page that will host the Message Cascader information (with versions in 11 other languages) is due to go live next week on the Covid-19 information page: . Look for the Message Cascader link next week!

Anyone can be a Message Cascader, if you would like to go on the distribution list to receive new infographics as soon as they become available, please email

Alternatively, you can share the blog updates from this website – by social media, email, or printing out as posters.

The more people we reach the more we can help keep our communities safe – these messages will help remind everyone how to do that.

Be a Message Cascader and help us to Keep Suffolk Safe.

Info below issued 21 Oct 2020.

Has Covid-19 left you struggling?

Guy McGregor of Suffolk County Council has asked us to pass on information about the help that SCC is able to provide to those experiencing considerable difficulties as a result of Covid-19 in Suffolk.

You can view or download a file that tells you all about the help they can offer and how to apply for it by going to the website and clicking on the link in the margin.

Please tell anyone you know who lives in Suffolk if you think they might need help.

Feet giving you problems?

Do you have happy feet? Or do you suffer from corns, bunions, athlete’s foot, cracked skin, ingrowing toenails, etc.? Maybe you just can’t reach your toenails to cut them anymore?

Help is at hand in the form of Waveney Valley Foot Health. Local resident Bev Hague finished training as a Foot Health practitioner earlier this year and is keen to start offering her services in and around Metfield.

She will treat you in the comfort of your own home or a residential care home and follows strict Covid-19 safety recommendations.

See below for full details of the services Bev offers. The best way to look after your feet is to treat them with regular attention by a professional.

Some potential clients may not have access to the internet and, because of Covid, Bev is unable to distribute leaflets or flyers at the moment. So she would be very grateful if you could download and print out the flyer below and give it to anyone you think might be interested. Thank you!

Latest news from Metfield website

Watch TONIGHT! Wednesday 30 Sept at 7.30pm. 

Many will remember Margaret Orbell (1910–2006), who reigned over the campsite in Walberswick. This fascinating character is brought to a wider audience in The Cut Facebook premiere of the film DRIFTWOOD.

Live in Metfield and run a local business?
We can promote you on the village website with just a few words in the margin of every page – free of charge, for a short period.

Our usual charge is £10/year for a full-size advertising slot but, because of Covid-19 and its impact on small businesses, we have waived this year’s charge. Email if you are interested.