New dates have been publishe for Coffee Mornings at the Village Hall:-
A special meeting of the Parish Council will take place on Monday the 28th to discuss the recent planning application
The Parish Council has received notice of a planning application in the village. Details can be found here
The closing date for comments is July 6th
Car Boots are returning
SANTON DOWNHAM VILLAGE HALL
THE GREEN, SANTON DOWNHAM
(TWIXT THETFORD AND BRANDON)
CAR BOOTS 2021
Sunday, 4th July
Sunday 1st August
Sunday 5th September
Sunday 3rd October
Pitches £6.00 for a single or £10 for a double
- Plenty of Pitch and Car Parking SpaceCafé and toilets open from 7.30 am
Our Café serves freshly made bacon rolls (butties), homemade cakes, sausage rolls and hot & cold drinks
No need to book but for further information ring 01842 825213
THE HALL IS NOW OPEN FOR DAYTIME BOOKINGS 7.30. AM – 8.00 PM
(PERFECT VENUE FOR MEETINGS/CONFERENCES AND DAYTIME FUNCTIONS)
KITCHEN HIRE AVAILABLE
CATERING CAN BE ARRANGED
RING 01842 815213 OR EMAIL email@example.com
The October (2020) car boot has been cancelled
More information has come to light regarding the bridge closure.
Although we’ve had no official notification Forest England have a notice on their facebook page saying it will be closed all week.
Rereading my email it says that work starts on the 24th. As of yesterday their were no notices on the bridge.
Sun Aug 23 2020 11:22:56 GMT+0100 (British Summer Time)
The bridge within Santon Downham, Thetford Forest will be closed next week (24th -29th August) for essential maintenance work.
If you are wanting to access St Helens Picnic Site you will need to do so using the road from the A134. (Blue route on map) …
To access Santon Downham you will need to do so from the Thetford to Brandon road.
The bridge over the Little Ouse will be closed on Monday 24th August for emergency repairs (the actual bridge structure is safe)
The bridge edges have deterorated badly (see pics and now need replacing).
The work was scheduled for later in the year but has now been brought forward and is being carried out as “emergency works” by Norfolk Council.
The was reported on the 16th (to Suffolk) and both Suffolk and Norfolk councils responded quickly to sort the issue (well done).
The bridge did close for a week and repairs were carried out.
The bus service seems to be resuming on the 1st of September.
However we seem to be getting even fewer buses than previously and there seem to be none during the middle of the day.
See Coach Services website for up to date information.
The latest timetable (for September) can be found here.
The timetable says valid from 31st August with no end date so we have no idea if this is temporary or permanent.
This is the first car boot since lockdown began and it is new and a bit strange to all of us.
Please act sensibly and follow the signs and listen to the staff – if something isn’t quite working – suggest an alternative rather than complaining – they’re all volunteers and are doing their best to make sure everyone has an enjoyable and safe day.
The hall is well set up for social distancing and the hatches in the kitchen and the small room can work very well for serving without being too close.
We will have a very much reduced offering but we will do the bacon butties, hot drinks, cold drinks, sausage rolls and at least 4 varieties of cake.
We will be serving the hot drinks in compostible cups with lids these are larger 12 oz cups for £1
Bacon butties (£3.00)
Some prices have gone up to cover the costs of social distancing etc but the cost of the pitches will remain at £6.