Click on the links to the left to find out more about the amenities in our village.
Mens Shed's - update 18/07/2016 (as tabled at the July meeting)
Mens shed's exist in many towns and villages now. They provide a place for anyone who needs some respite from retirement, loss of a partner, medical issues, mental health issues, loneliness, boredom and many other things. The ‘sheds' have a proven track record especially with men's mental health and have a contributing factor in prolonging life. The movement is supported by many agencies including SCC, Age concern, Mental health organisations and government.
Mens shed's provide a ‘community workshop' where like in a traditional shed in a garden things can be made, repaired, painted, crafted. It provides something to look forward to, companionship, a place to sit out of the house and away from the same old, same old. To learn or rekindle skills, to provide a service to the community such as planters, or repairs to street furniture and to assist community furniture projects by making furniture fit for use.
Peter and I have racked our brains for a suitable site in Elmswell, but we have been thwarted. I have therefore thrown my hand in with Stowmarket. The trustees of the Meadlands Social Club (on the PPG industries site)- It is our intention to build a shed on land by their indoor bowls rinks. I anticipate that we would have an open day and the proposed date is 25th September. I would be pleased if you could spread the word and any comments or questions, I'm happy to deal.
See also the website http://smms.center/
Written by Cllr Mike Friend
A new website has been launched to publicise local groups and events in all areas of Suffolk with an IP postcode.
Elmswell has its own page, so if you run a club/group in the village, or are interested in finding out more information on local activities, this website may be of interest to you.
Those who knew Stanley King will know that he sadly passed away late last year after a lifetime of service to the community.
Below is a video of the recent community tribute, held in the Jubilee Hall at Blackbourne.
To view the video on YouTube, click here.