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Christmas Services Cancelled

In view of the recent news placing Suffolk in Tier 4 from Saturday because of the increased virulence and transmissibility of the new mutation of the Covid 19 virus, I have decided, after discussions with the churchwardens, to cancel services in the Benefice on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I am afraid that I have come to this decision with a great deal of reluctance and disappointment but I feel that I have a responsibility to try as best as we can to maintain everyone’s health and safety. I know that some of you would have felt nervous about coming and would not want to have felt that you were letting everyone down by your absence. I have to say that I have been feeling increasingly nervous too.

The churches have been beautifully decorated as they are every year, for which I am most grateful. and  will remain open as usual. I shall certainly be praying for you all and I hope that you will have a chance perhaps to pop in to one of them for private prayer.

With all good wishes.Martin

The new edition of The Bridge is here

Sweffling Parish Council have a vacancy for a Clerk from January 2021.
We are a small Parish Council of just seven councillors and we meet 10 times each year. We generally meet on the second Tuesday of each month, except August and December.
As well as having good secretarial and financial skills the Clerk advises the Parish Council on all matters. The position is paid at point 7 of the new pay scales for clerks and other government employees as agreed by the National Joint Council for Local Government Services.
We are affiliated to the Suffolk Association of Local Councils (SALC) who can offer both support and training.
If you have some of the skills and would be interested to find out more please contact John Stanley on 01728664370, or 07484793594, or email him at arthurjohnstanley@gmail.com

Dear Swefflingers,

Now that we have another lockdown, we want to remind everyone of the Support Scheme put in place in March.  Many of you volunteered to help others in the village who needed:
  • Shopping,
  • Collection of medicines
  • Dog walking
  • Chatting on the phone
Circumstances may have changed, so if you need to up-date or change any of your earlier offers of help please let myself or Marie know.  Thanks for all the neighbourly calls you have already made and for your continuing support.  Please also let us know if you now need help yourself. either because you are ill or having to isolate.   Do not hesitate to get in touch, as many Sweffling folk have offered help.
Thankfully Marie is happy to continue co-ordinating the scheme and we are very grateful to her for doing this.
Isolating in November is very different from the Spring lockdown, so please think of others nearby who might like, for example, a chat on the phone, which might make all the difference  to a cold, dark or wet day indoors.
There are several new people in the village who might not know about this scheme.  Please feel free to forward this email to others as I do not have everyone’s address.  We won’t be sending a card from door to door this time, but I do have some spares for newcomers.
Thanks to everyone for their help and keep safe during lockdown,
Jill Abbott  663402
For help with anything during lockdown or when you are ill or self-isolating:
CALL Marie Smith at Sweffling White Horse  
07849 119259 or  664178

Sweffling Christmas Cards soon available read here

The October /November issue of the Bridge is here

Due to the rule of six, the Parish Council has decided not to meet in the the Village Hut on Tuesday 13th October.
There will be a zoom meeting arranged when it is convenient for the councillors.

We would love your photos of village life for the website, please send them to info@printroom.studio

The Village Fete (which is sadly cancelled this year) has its own new page with all their plans

The Rendham White Horse has decided not to open at present , read their message here

Fancy a game of Tennis in Sweffling, you will be welcomed by the Tennis club.

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