Great Waldingfield


Can you spare an hour or two a week to listen to children read in a local primary school? Schoolreaders is looking for more volunteers in Suffolk to carry out this important role.

Reading time for many children at home and at school is often insufficient and one in four children are now leaving primary school unable to read to the required standard. This can have a lifelong consequence. No qualifications are necessary, just a good command of spoken and written English.

Schoolreaders is flexible and will match your availability to an appropriate, local school. Our volunteers find the scheme incredibly rewarding, knowing that a few hours helping a child learn to read each week can have such a great impact on their life chances. Please visit the website to join or call 01234 924111 for further information. (Charity Number: 1159157)

To be held in the Village Hall, starting at 2pm (entries accepted from 9.00am - 10.45am)

This is a great village occasion where neighbours and friends can compete together in a friendly way; the GWHSC do look for excellence but it is more important that we have as many villagers to join in the fun and make it an enjoyable village day. Look for further details (Schedule/Entry forms etc) in the Village News, or contact our Show Secretary John Hughes Tel 01787 378342 - Chris Francis Chairman 01787 370734

These are the new opening times with immediate effect:-

Day Shop Post Office Counter
Mon - Fri 6.00am - 6.00pm 9.00am - 2.00pm
Sat 7.00am - 6.00pm 9.00am - 1.00pm
Sun 8.00am - 4.00pm Closed

Following the recent untimely death of Keith Watson the IT Hub is cancelled until further notice. Anyone willing to continue Keith's good work should contact the Parish Council in the first instance

The Village Hall is available for hire. The charges are £12/hour for village residents, and £24/hour for non-residents. There is a minimum 3-hour booking period. For more details contact the Letting Secretary.