Have you seen the Welcome Pack provided to new residents in Metfield?

Most of you will probably know that a very detailed and useful Welcome Pack is given to everyone who moves to the village. It is updated regularly and includes details of what’s on in Metfield, local schools, doctors, dentists and vets, library, refuse collection days, recycling, Parish Council, church services, BorderHopper bus, village shop, village hall and village market – in fact, everything you might want to know all in one place.

You can view this online and download a copy from the link below.

Welcome Pack (revised December 2019)

A handy document to pin to your noticeboard! If you’ve already got one, it’s probably out of date.

Seasonal greetings from your village website! We’re truly on the run-up to Christmas proper…

BUT FIRST, and most important of all, before you settle down to enjoy all the festivities…


Once that excitement is out of the way – and what a relief it will surely be for everyone – you can enjoy any or all of the events below.

Lots of hard work has gone into organising things to make your Christmas special and to help you enjoy the festive season with your family, friends and neighbours.

Friday 13 December
Gill’s Caribbean Christmas Meal promises to be a really tasty and fun occasion. Email gillian.cable@btinternet.com to book a table or call ‭01379 586202.

Saturday 21 December
Acoustic Night in the Meadow Bar hosted by Keshar, always popular.
Carol Singing around the village (see below).

New Year’s Eve (Tuesday 31 December)

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

Autumn is gently nuzzling in. But summer lingers on with strong sunshine, warm breezes and gentle rain between the cooler mornings and nights. All good for gardeners and plenty of time, we hope, to catch up on all those ‘tidying up’ jobs we love so much. John Keats so vividly brings this season to life.

“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o’er-brimm’d their clammy cells.”

John Keats Complete Poems and Selected Letters

If you haven’t looked at the website recently, why not spend a few minutes checking it out? There is a new batch of header photos reflecting the time of year and the side margin now has colourful What’s On reminders. If you’ve any suggestions, don’t hesitate to pass them on using our Contact form on the main menu bar. AND PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT THE WEBSITE.

Finally, if you click the Like button at the foot of any pages you visit, it will help other people to find the website. So please do so if you feel moved. Thank you and enjoy your village and all that it has to offer.

INVITATION: PCC/Constabulary Drop-in Session in Eye

PCC Drop-in session in Eye

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore is inviting people living in and around the Eye area to his next Q&A session to talk to him and local officers about policing and crime issues in the area.

It’s an informal drop-in session between 4.30 and 7pm on Thursday 19 September at the Town Hall, 1 Broad St, Eye IP23 7AF. Everyone is welcome, there is no need to book in advance.

The PCC will be happy to talk about anything concerning the local community.

Tim Passmore said:

Hearing at first-hand what is going on in local communities is crucially important in my role as Suffolk’s PCC. I hope people will be encouraged to pop in and let me know what they think about policing and crime in the area.

These public engagement sessions really do make a difference. It is only by hearing what people think that I can represent their views, I hope people will take the opportunity to drop in – I will be very happy to discuss anything that concerns them.

Sandra Graffham
Head of Communications and Engagement
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk
01473 782777
07725 923632