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9th Annual Sproughton Beer Festival
Real Ale Beer Festival in 16th Century Tithe Barn and Courtyard - featuring beer, cider and local lager from around 30 local and regional brewers. Live music from ’Saltshaker’ Saturday evening. ’Pub’ type Quiz from 7pm Sunday. Food and light refreshments served all weekend. Festival glass Free Entry. Family friendly, relaxed atmosphere, no crushes at the bar, just good beer. Good beer prices £3/ pint. Come and enjoy the ’craic’
Saturday 13th May - Noon to 10.30pm Sunday 14th May - Noon to 10.30pm Free Entry Festival Glass Beer prices - much cheaper than pubs!
Sproughton Tithe Barn, Lower Street, Sproughton, Suffolk, Suffolk IP8 3AA
Saturday 13 May 2017 and Sunday 14 May 2017
Currently Sproughton Parish Council does not have the resources to complete a Neighbourhood Plan. It was suggested at a recent SPC meeting that a Community-Led Plan be completed. A Community-Led Plan is similar to a Parish Plan but focusses more on planning issues. To this end a questionnaire has been developed and delivered to all Parishioners. It can be downloaded here and may be scanned and emailed back to firstname.lastname@example.org, delivered to the Community Shop or to the Parish Clerk @ 24 Church Crescent, Sproughton. We have had an 11% response rate but would like to increase that so if you didn't fill in the questionnaire please download and return. A volunteer group has been formed to work on the Community Led Plan - next meeting 28Mar17, Barley Room, Tithe Barn @ 19:30.
Information on the Wolsey Grange Development can be found at http://www.sproughton.onesuffolk.net/planning-and-development/wolsey-grange-development/
(Quick Update: (Jul'16)We are continuing to work towards the Judicial Review and are meeting with our solicitor/barrister shortly)
Information on the Sugar Beet Site can be found at http://www.sproughton.onesuffolk.net/planning-and-development/sugar-beet-site/
Welcome to Sproughton, a village of about 560 houses situated three miles west of Ipswich in the county of Suffolk.
The heart of our village contains a mediaeval Church and Rectory, a 16th Century Tithe Barn, a 17th Century Hall, an 18th Century Water Mill on the River Gipping and a 19th Century Manor House. We have one Public House (The Wild Man), a Primary School and (until 2006) a Post Office. The Parish Council obtained grants to establish a Community Shop in the Tithe Barn. The shop, which is run by a Community Interest Company, opened on 25th March 2010 and is staffed by volunteers.
In 2010 Sproughton won the Babergh Village of the Year award.
There are about 24 recreational and social clubs and groups in Sproughton.
We have completed our Parish Plan (ie: house-to house survey), which was the spur for this first attempt at a village web site. We are developing and improving this site by degrees!
Sproughton Parish Council has successfully completed the insulation work to the Tithe Barn, funded by grants from the East of England Development Agency and Suffolk County Council. The Tithe Barn is owned by the Parish Council and is currently used for community functions - social, sporting, educational and increasingly weddings!!
The Tithe Barn is also used for the annual Sproughton Beer Festival where local beers (and ciders) are showcased. Judging by the number of people attending the 2013 Beer Festival this is a very popular event.
We also have a Community Shop which opened in March 2010. This is staffed by volunteers and is greatly appreciated by Sproughton residents. The Community Shop stocks local products where possible and has a wide range of products.
There is a new car-sharing scheme operating at Ipswich Hospital. This scheme is not only for outpatients, but also for those wishing to visit inpatients at the hospital. The car-share is organised by Suffolk County Council in conjunction with Suffolk NHS. Please see www.hospitalrides.co.uk or see the Hospital Rides Doc on sharing of cars to Ipswich Hospital.
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