18th January 2021
St Peter and St Paul with St Edmund Church
Sadly, we have had to take the difficult decision to close Hoxne church for public worship for the time being. Although the government is allowing churches to open during this lockdown, the current surge in cases locally means that we feel it is right to cancel services for now, as many other churches are also doing. The church is still open once a week on Wednesdays for private prayer, as we assess the risk as much lower when only one or two people are there at a time. And we continue to hold services online on Facebook and on Zoom.
All the best
Revd Eleanor Goodison
Priest in Charge, Hoxne Benefice
Tel: 07876 143579
13th January 2021
BABERGH AND MSDC BROWN BIN COLLECTION SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Their website states this is to enable crews to collect other waste including clinical waste. Their website also states that invoices for this service will be adjusted accordingly.
SUFFOLK CORONAVIRUS CASES ACCELERATE AT AM ALARMING RATE
Suffolk Coronavirus cases accelerate at an alarming rate
The Local Outbreak Engagement Board, which is made up Suffolk’s elected leaders, was briefed this morning by Stuart Keeble, Suffolk’s Director of Public Health, on the evolving situation regarding Coronavirus cases in Suffolk.
Covid-19 cases in Suffolk continue to grow and accelerate at an alarming rate.
Matthew Hicks, chair of the LOEB and leader of Suffolk County Council, said: “The situation in Suffolk is incredibly serious.
“The acceleration in the growth of cases is a very worrying trend. In Suffolk we fully anticipate being moved into Tier 3, and maybe even Tier 4 to align with other East of England counties. We await the Government’s decision on the next tier review.
“I cannot emphasise enough the importance of making sure you follow the guidance. This is the opportunity for everyone to stop and reset the way they live. We must work together to reverse this growth trend.
“Ultimately, we can decrease the spread of the virus by limiting our contact with other people outside our household, keeping our distance from each other, wearing a mask and washing our hands regularly.”
Details of cases in Suffolk:
- The rate in Suffolk is now 169 per 100,000. One week ago this rate was 67 per 100,000. The rate in the East of England is 375 per 100k and England is 284.
- In the last week we have seen 1,128 new cases (up 568 from last week)
- In the last week Mid Suffolk has increased by 157% (161 per 100k), West Suffolk 150% (154 per 100k), Babergh 137% (201 per 100k), East Suffolk 82% (140 per 100k) and Ipswich 14% (228 per 100k)
- The biggest increase is among 19 to 39-year-olds
Suffolk County Council
8 Russell Road, Ipswich
Tel: 01473 260669
Mob: 07543 237667
Jane Williams, Hoxne
Silver Clay Jewellery.
Since the first Lockdown I have been producing small items of jewellery in our workshop. There is a mixture of silver clay rings, pendants, earrings and key rings. Some of the earrings are produced using vintage buttons and up-cycling old jewellery.
The accessories are either sterling silver 925 or rolled gold.
Each item is handmade and unique.
Silver Clay is an ecological way of recycling sterling silver. The silver is finely ground. Adding a non toxic wood compound plus water it becomes clay-like. Using moulds, or freehand, silver clay is shaped and dried, taking 10 minutes to overnight. Once dry it’s then fired. Finally, with a wire brush the left over powdery layer is removed. Hey presto! Fine silver 999. It can then be polished, antiqued, or left with a brushed appearance. It remains fine silver but not hallmarked.”
They are available from the shop at Bridge Farm, on the public footpath opposite The Swan pub. Cash or Card. Card machine is via Emma at Bridge Farm office who will take your payment.”
1st December 2020
THE HOXNE NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN - The Second Consultation is now live - we need to know your opinions on potential development sites in the village as well as areas of local green space to be protected - and closes on 23 December. To access the survey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/hoxnendp. Further information on the Neighbourhood Development plan is available at http://www.hoxneneighbourhoodplan.co.uk/ The Neighbourhood Development Plan Working Group is a team of Parish Councillors and members of the village who are bringing together the draft plan which will be adopted by referendum following several rounds of consultation with the parish. If you are interested in joining the Working Group please contact the Parish Clerk.
Sarah Foote, PSLCC. MIMLCC.
Hoxne Parish Council
c/o Church Hill, Hoxne, Eye, Suffolk IP21 5AT
Tel: 07554 733621
Hoxne Benefice Virtual Christmas Market and Catalogue - see below
As we can’t hold our usual Christmas fundraising events safely this year, we are planning a virtual Christmas Market.
Look out for our catalogue (which we will email to those on this benefice news email list as well as print out) of homemade eatables, crafts and gifts to order and pick up at your convenience. It will all come together with a Zoom event at 11am on Saturday 12th December with festive cheer, a quiz and, who knows, maybe a visit from Father Christmas! We are still looking for items for the catalogue. If you can make Christmas produce, cards, crafts, gifts, whatever, that you would like to donate, please send details and photos, if you have them, to me on email@example.com I will need your name, phone number and the name and price of the item, please, as soon as possible. We hope to send the catalogues out by this weekend. When someone chooses to buy your item, they will phone you and place an order and you can arrange with them to pick up the items and pay you. You then pay the money to the church of your choice. Please contact me or Eleanor with any queries. If you have already given your item details to Eleanor, I have them and won't need them again.
Thank you and very best wishes
Virginia Skoyles, Hoxne benefice administrator
01379 586708 / 07900 350117
HOXNE VILLAGE CALENDAR NOW AVAILABLE
* the Village Shop Café on Saturdays in November between 11.00 and 12.00
* Hoxne Church on Wednesdays in November between 10.00 and 11.00
* Cathie 668 434
* Carmel 669 123
The calendar celebrates all the events we had to cancel because of Covid . It resurrects photos from the past and recreates some of the activities and events we would have normally enjoyed. Profits will go towards repairing recent damage to the fabric of the Church.
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St Edmund’s House
Parishioners may be interested in the current situation regarding St Edmund’s House. I have been in contact with the Tenant Services Corporate Manager at Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Council’s who has advised me that St Edmund’s House is once again advertising vacant flats, details of which can be found on
I understand that for several months, new tenants were not being accepted, necessitating some residents of Hoxne having to find this type of accommodation elsewhere. I have been advised that, historically, St Edmund’s House, has been a “hard to let scheme which had previously received little interest.” Currently a review of all such accommodation managed by Babergh and MSDC is taking place to ascertain if these units are fulfilling their designed function. I will try and keep you informed. Thank you, Gill O’C
THE HOXNE NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN – work has begun on this policy document which will guide development and protect open spaces in the village. DROP IN EVENTS AT HOXNE SWAN on THURSDAY 20 AUGUST 4 to 7 and SATURDAY 22 AUGUST 11 to 3. PLEASE VISIT AND LET US HAVE YOUR VIEWS ON THE FUTURE OF YOUR VILLAGE. More information is available at http://www.hoxneneighbourhoodplan.co.uk/
St Peter and St Paul Church with St Edmund, Hoxne
Facemasks – Members of Hoxne Church have been making facemasks to raise funds for The Children’s Society and for Hoxne Church. The masks are available to buy at The Hoxne Village Shop and at The Swan Public House.
Alternatively, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All donations would be gratefully received - a guideline suggestion is £3.00 per mask, but an amount you are able to give would be greatly appreciated.
The Children’s Society is involved in outreach and housing for homeless children plus research into social issues, and, has been doing a huge amount both locally and nationally during the Coronavirus Pandemic. They have a centre in Norwich.
Thank you for your support
Welcome to the Village of Hoxne
Hoxne is a beautiful old Suffolk village with a unique and truly ancient history. The first Hoxnians settled
here over 320,000 years ago alongside a lake and, a major geological period, the Hoxnian Interglacial
(375,000 to 425,000 years ago), was named after Hoxne. John Frere discovered the first human tools at the
site which had become the Hoxne brick pit; the Hoxne Hoard is one of the biggest discoveries of Roman
treasure in the UK much of which is on display at The British Museum. It is thought the martyrdom of King
(later Saint) Edmund took place at Hoxne in 869 AD, and until the 9th century, the ancient Bishop's seat of
East Anglia was at Hoxne before being moved to Norfolk. There are many interesting local walks and places
to see as well as much interesting architecture. The 13th century church of
St Peter and St Paul which stands at the top of a hill overlooking the village and The Swan Inn, a magnificent
15th century pub, are both worthy of a visit.
To know more about Hoxne’s unique history, visit the Hoxne Heritage website http://hoxnehistory.org.uk
Please do keep us updated with forthcoming events, news and photographs for the gallery
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