Christmas Angel Tree at St Mary’s Church

By   November 23, 2021

Christmas Angel Tree

Will someone you love be missing from your home this Christmas?

Perhaps they live far away, or are now in a care home, maybe through family separation, military posting or simply lost touch, sadly some will have died.

They are loved, not forgotten. Remember them by placing an angel on our Christmas tree with the name of your loved one to be blessed this Christmas by our priest.

Tree Angels are waiting at St. Mary’s Church Santon Downham

From 5th December 2021. 

Church Open Daily. 

Planning Application

By   June 16, 2021

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 return July 4th

By   June 14, 2021

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 silv1948@sky.com

Bridge closed 24th-28th

By   August 23, 2020

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.

https://en-gb.facebook.com/ThetfordForest/

Sun Aug 23 2020 11:22:56 GMT+0100 (British Summer Time)

**Advanced notification**

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.

Bridge closure/repairs 24/8/20

By   August 20, 2020

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.

Bus service resumes 1/9/2020

By   August 20, 2020

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.