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St Peter's Annual Parochial meeting

The Annual Meeting to be held in the Church, to receive the Annual Report and Financial Statement; to elect Churchwardens, to elect members of the Parochial Church Council, etc., and to dicuss matters of general interest. All are welcome.

Blaxhall Spring Concert 1st March, Village Hall, with Beccles Tutti bands and including a 'Blaxhall Tea'

Swing into Spring with a concert of varied music from the Beccles Tutti Swing band and the Tutti Folk Band. The bands will perform tunes old and new to suit all ages. The event also includes a special 'Blaxhall Tea'. Tickets £8 from Sheila Scopes 01728 689177 or Robin Graham 01728 602039.

BLAXHALL PARISH COUNCIL MEETING TO BE HELD 8th January 2014

The next meeting of Blaxhall Parish Council will be held on Wednesday 8th January 2014 at 7:00pm in
Blaxhall Village Hall, Members of the Public & Press are invited to attend. The Agenda is to be found on the One Suffolk web page for Blaxhall Parish

http://blaxhall.onesuffolk.net/parish-council/

Prior to the Parish Council meeting a presentation will be given by EDF Energy regarding the latest information on the proposed Sizewell C.

Last chance to purchase a Blaxhall Calendar for 2014

Last chance to purchase a Blaxhall Calendar for 2014
Submitted by maggie grenham on Tue, 2013-12-03 09:40

Just a few left of the splendid full-colour calendar (landscape A4 format) showing pairs of images for each month - one is a vintage picture of blaxhall past, and the other picture, the same scene or event taken today, is available from The Ship Inn Blaxhall or call 01728 688611 to obtain a copy at £6.95 (not including p&p).

Blaxhall Community Foodbank expands

Every week there are more stories in the press about increased need for and use of foodbanks.

Blaxhall continues to play a part in the East Suffolk Foodbank. A food donation collection point has been in existence in St Peter's Church from the beginning several months ago and now a second collection point has been added, in the YHA Hostel. The Church is open every day during hours of daylight and the YHA Hostel is open from 8.00 until 10.00hrs and also from 17.00hrs each day. Regular deliveries of donations from Blaxhall are being taken to the East Suffolk collection centre and we know that packs of supplies have been delivered to those in need in the local area.

All donations are gratefully received. Pease try to ensure that donations of tinned and packaged foods have a relatively long shelf life. 'Shopping lists' of preferred items are available at each collection point in Blaxhall. Thank you in anticipation of your support of this venture to assist those in need.

Blaxhall Community Breakfast Club

Start 2014 with a delicious cooked full-English or vegetarian breakfast on 7th January at the YHA Hostel, served from 8.00 until 10.00hrs. The cost is £4.99 per person. Please book by Friday 3rd January, at the YHA Reception (open until 10.00am and from 17.00hrs each day, or phone Amy on 688206. All are welcome.

Last chance to purchase a Blaxhall Calendar for 2014

Just a few left of the splendid full-colour calendar (landscape A4 format) showing pairs of images for each month - one is a vintage picture of blaxhall past, and the other picture, the same scene or event taken today, is available from The Ship Inn Blaxhall or call 01728 688611 to obtain a copy at £6.95 (not including p&p).

Blaxhall Christmas Concert and Blaxhall Tea

Saturday 7th December, 3pm, Village Hall, a concert for Christmas with the Royal British Legion Training Band - and the famous Blaxhall Afternoon Tea. Tickets £5 from Sheila Scopes, 01728 688178

Foodbank - Blaxhall Community Action

Foodbank provision has been extended to include the area around Blaxhall, in partnership with the East Suffolk Foodbank based in Lowestoft. This local community action comes at a time when the East Anglian Daily Times (7th September) reported that there has been a 400% increase in the number of people enquiring about emergency food supplies during the past 6 months. Clearly, it is urgent for a community such as Blaxhall to play its part in responding to this social need.

All food for the foodbank is donated - see the 'foodbank shopping list' below for what is needed. The donated / collected food will be taken to a storage facility in Leiston and thence to Lowestoft in bulk, where volunteers check, sort and pack it into boxes ready to be donated to those in need.

Frontline care professionals (such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, housing associations and police) identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher. Volunteers provide a delivery service to deliver 3-days worth of nutritionally-balanced food to those in receipt of a foodbank voucher.

The collection point in Blaxhall is St Peter's Church (being open each day and thus the most suitable location in the village for donations). A large foodbank crate inside the church will be emptied on a regular basis and there will be a coordinated delivery, with surrounding villages, of items to Leiston.

Please try to ensure that donations have a reasonably long 'use-by' date.

More information about the East Suffolk Foodbank may be found at http://eastsuffolk.foodbank.org.uk

The Foodbank Shopping List is:

Milk (UHT or powdered)
Sugar (500g)
Fruit Juice (carton)
Soup
Pasta sauces
Sponge pudding (tinned)
Tomatoes (tinned)
Cereals
Rice pudding (tinned)
Tea bags/instant coffee
Instant mash potato
Rice/pasta
Tinned meat/fish
Tinned vegetables
Tinned fruit
Jam
Biscuits or snack bar

For further information about Blaxhall's effort or to volunteer to help, contact Sue Cowling at 689177

THE CUSTOMS AND RIGHTS OF THE MANOR COURT TO BE HELD AT BLAXHALL ON SATURDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2013

MANOR COURT: MANOR OF BLAXHALL
TO BE HELD AT THE VILLAGE HALL BLAXHALL AT 2pm ON SATURDAY 14th SEPTEMBER 2013

CUSTOMS AND RIGHTS

1. The present lord of the manor is Mr Michael Prevost and his appointed steward for the purposes of this court is Mr Anthony M Breen.

2. The Manor Court is a meeting of the lord of the manor and/or his steward and the tenants on the soil of the manor. It is an open meeting and all are invited to attend.

3. Only those who have enrolled their names as tenants of the soil of the manor have the right to fully participate in the proceedings.

4. Those who are entitled to enrol their names as tenants on the soil of the manor are any person who is an owner or partial owner of real estate property within the parish of Blaxhall. The husband, wife or civil partner of any proprietor also has the right to enrol their names as tenants of the soil.

5. All are invited to enrol their names as tenants on the soil of the manor when they attend the court. No one shall be enrolled as tenant on the soil of the manor before the date of the court.

6. Those who have enrolled their names as tenants of the soil are assumed to have acknowledged the present lordship of the manor. They are collectively known as the homage. Any member of the homage has full rights to speak, to serve on the jury of the court and to take part in any vote, if the coourt wish for a vote to be taken.

7. The court is only formed when the lord and/or his steward and at least two of the homage have come to the meeting at the appointed time, place and location.

8. The time, place and location of the court has to be advertised in advance of any meeting through an advertisement having been place in a local newspaper circulating in the area of Blaxhall and by a notice having been displayed in a public place within the parish.

9. Once a court has been formed of the lord of the manor and/or his steward and at least two of the homage then it has to elect two of the homage to serve as the jury. The jury will be asked to assist in the conduct of and counting of any vote, if the court should wish for a vote to be taken. They will be asked to sign the minutes of the court on behalf of the homage.

10. The steward has no right to take part in the proceedings of the court other than at the wish of the lord of the manor or of the homage. The steward has no right to vote, should the court wish for a vote to be taken. The steward will advise the court on the conduct of the proceedings of the court. He will prepare the minutes of the court. The minutes will be a record of the calling of the court and the result of any vote that has been taken, if the court should wish for a vote to be taken. The minutes will not be a verbatim account of the proceedings.

11. All other matters relating to the conduct of the court are at the wish of the lord of the manor and the homage combined.

12. The court may allow any person to take part in the proceedings. Any person who wishes to speak at the court and who is not the lord of the manor and/or his steward or a member of the homage should be allowed to speak as attorney for the lord or a member or members of the homage. Any person who has been granted the right to speak though known as an attorney need not be an attorney in law.

13. A vote, if the court should wish for a vote to be taken, is known as a verdict. This is only a verdict of opinion.

14. All who wish to take part in the proceedings of the Manor Court should be aware that this court has no legal jurisdiction, under the terms of Section 23, Administration of Justice Act 1977.

Any further enquiries relating to the calling and composition of the manor court should be directed to the steward either by post or e-mail

Anthony M Breen
72 Anderson Close
Needham Market
Suffolk
IP6 8UB
Or by e-mail at breen.mathonwy@gmail.com