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We had another fun start to the festive season with another carol service with live music thanks to Miles as well as a silly hat competition – photos will be added to our facebook page. Our next Village Inn activities will resume after Easter once the warmer weather arrives, when we hope to try a Dine Out in Boyton evening, so watch out for further details nearer the time.

Christmas Cake

In addition to welcoming in the New Year we have recently welcomed some more newcomers to Boyton too and we would like to say a very warm welcome to you all – at 1 Cottons Acre, April Cottage and Ayanday! We hope you enjoy your Welcome Pack and find it useful.

The Community Group will be reviewing the Welcome Pack in the near future, and on a regular basis.  If you have any suggestions for any updates or amendments, please email Gary Lowe by 25th January.

Progress continues with the Herb Garden; those passing will have noticed that the post and rope along the front is finished; those that haven’t can see from the photograph.  A frosty morning on our last work party day means lavender planting will have to wait!  Next steps are to include a bench and eventually a new noticeboard.

The group has been running a wholefood bulk purchasing scheme for eight households for a while now.  ‘Wholefood’ is something of a misnomer as a wide range of food and household products can be purchased. A typical saving comparing the same items bought in a shop is about 25%. We have not rolled the scheme out more widely as it does involve a little bit of time, mainly in co-ordinating the order and sorting out the goods when they arrive. Ruth Hatchett has said that she may be prepared to set up a group in Hollesley. Please contact Ruth if you might be interested.

As you know, we run a quarterly bulk oil purchasing scheme. On the back of this success we are thinking about extending the idea to bulk purchase of electricity. More details will follow soon.

Small scale pig-rearing, organised by local communities and schools, is becoming more popular. If anyone is interested in such a project in Boyton, please contact Gary Lowe

Next regular meeting of the group will be on Saturday 26 January 2013 10.00am at Papaver (Andy 411720).  As ever, all are welcome!

Gary Lowe

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