the website for Hollesley,
Boyton, Capel St Andrew,
Alderton & Shingle Street

    For a community of our size, there is a tremendous variety of activities for people of all ages.  Some clubs meet on a regular basis while others are 'one-off' events.
    If there is any event that has been accidentally omitted, or maybe there is one that you would like to add, please e-mail me at  
    More information about what's on can be found on page 2 of the current Village Voices magazine here or using the link to it on the Home Page. 

    Or why not visit the ipscene community website for What's On in and around Ipswich and Woodbridge ?  Lots to see and do !
      Thurs.  17th Oct.  7.30pm.  Hollesley Parish Council meeting in
           the village hall.  For details, contact the Clerk, Judi Hallett on 411405
           or email at

      Sat.  19th Oct.  10am - 1pm.  Car Wash Factory.  Have your car
          washed £5.  Tea/coffee and cake while you wait £2.50.  Raising money
          for children's play eqiupment.  Hollesley village hall.

      Sat. 19th Oct.  7pm.  Boyton Harvest Supper in the village hall.  Guest
          speaker Richard Daniel, regional broadcaster.  Book with Isabel on
          411409.  No charge, donations invited.

      Sun.  20th Oct.  11am.  Boyton Harvest Festival in Boyton Parish 
           Church.  Fresh, dried or tinned food welcomed, for the local food bank.

      Sun.  27th Oct.  7.45 pm start.  Charity Pub Quiz.  Shepherd & Dog. . 
            £1 per head entry. Call Nick on 411150 for details.

      Sat.  2nd Nov.  10am - 12.30 pm.  Boyton Coffee Morning.  In the 
             village hall.

     Sat.  2nd Nov.  10am - 12.30pm.  Hollesley Church Gift Day.  In the
             church.  Tea/coffee and cakes.  A chance to view items for Auction
             of Promises (see next item below)

      Sat.  2nd Nov.  6.30pm start.  Tapas in Hollesley Church.  Bring 
             your own drinks.  Auction of promises.  £12 per person.  Book
             Gill Whiffin on 410057.

      Sat.  2nd Nov.  Boyton Community Bonfire.  Venue to be confirmed.
             Contact Andy Cassy 411720 for details.

      Mon.  4th Nov.  2 - 4 pm.  Warm Homes Advice.  In the Shepherd and
              Dog, Hollesley.  Free advice from an Energy Advice Officer on 
              making your home more energy-efficient.  Free tea/coffee, biscuits
              and a chat.

      Sat.  9th Nov.  9.30am - 12 noon.  Community Cafe is back !  In
           Hollesley village hall.  Stalls. Tea/coffee, cake or full English breakfast.
           In aid of local charities.
                          REGULAR EVENTS

   Meet Up Mondays.  2 - 4pm. Tea, coffee,biscuits and a chat. In
        the Shepherd & Dog, Hollesley.  Call Helen 411232 for info.

   Meet Up Wednesdays.   10 - 11.30 am in the Swan, Alderton.   

   Beginners' Art Classes.   Thursday afternoons 2 - 3pm in Butley 
        Village Hall.  £5 per session including refreshments.  Call Mary 
        on 450077 for details.

   Pilates Classes.   Wednesday morning 9.45 and 11am in Hollesley 
        illage Hall,plus now Monday evening 6.40 and 7.45 pm. 
         Call Sandy 410530.

   Tai Chi. Beginners. Thursdays 1030 -1230  in Hollesley village hall.
         Contact Julia 549936.  

    Karate.  Thursdays 17.45 - 19.15 pm.  Hollesley village hall.  Contact
        Glyn Chaplin on
   Whist Drive : Every Friday evening at Hollesley Village Hall.  
         Contact Les Andrews 411642.

   Table Tennis.   First Sunday each month or by arrangement in Boyton 
         Village Hall.  Call Andrew on 411720 for times. 
   Badminton.   Every Wednesday from 8-10 pm. in Hollesley Bay gym.  
         Chris Andrews 411126.
   Yoga : Friday mornings 9.30 - 11.00. Hollesley Village Hall.  £9/session 
        Call Cathie 01728 07821 747001 or 07734 469038.

   Judo Club:  Thursdays contact Julie Jolliffe on 410483.

   Boyton Community Group.   First Saturday each month.  Call Andy 
          on 411720 or Ali 411717 for details.

   Boyton Coffee Morning.  First Saturday each month. 10.30am - 12.30.
          Isabel 411409.
   Welcome Club.  First and third Tuesday at 2pm in the Village Hall, 
        Hollesley. Contact Marian Collins 411262 or Di 411079.

   Short Mat Bowls (in winter).  Every Tuesday 7-10pm., Wednesday 
        2-4pm and Sunday 2-4pm (League Match day).  Hollesley Village 
        Hall. Contact June Dickens 411172.