Entries by Fiona Lemon

Harrison’s charity runs inspired by Captain Sir Tom Moore

A last thank you for all the wonderful messages of support and donations from everyone! Harrison, only 6, completed his 14 miles and here he is crossing the line. He’s been completely selfless and ran in all weathers to purely help other people. His original target was £250 and he’s raised over £3000! His fundraising […]

Easter Bunny Appeal

Following on from the great success of the Christmas appeal for our charity of the year, I am launching another plea to your generosity in the form of an Easter Bunny appeal to provide Easter eggs and treats for the food bank recipients. The time of this latest lockdown and the impact of home schooling […]

Bildeston Health Centre Update

Some good news, we are now calling our patients in Priority Group five for their Covid vaccination, this is patients aged 65-69 years. As we are currently vaccinating with the Oxford AZ vaccine we are able to pick up supplies on a daily basis to run small clinics here at Bildeston. This will change when […]

Congratulations to Chamberlin Hall

One of the sad victims of the Covid 19 restrictions is the opportunity lost to the village to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Chamberlin Hall. The village hall was opened in March 1996, funded largely through a hugely generous donation from the estate of Kate Chamberlin. (pictured). It was her wish to improve and enhance […]

Bildeston Bugle – Ed’s comment (March)

March is when certain events seem to be combining to help make sure the mood of the nation changes from despair to delight, sad to happy and from gloom to laughter. A definite pattern is emerging. For example the Post Office has issued a set of ‘Only Fools and Horses’ special range of stamps, showcasing […]

Bildeston School: February update

Welcome to our new head teacher We would like to welcome our new head teacher, Mrs Julia Shaw, to Bildeston Primary School. Mrs Shaw is now head teacher of Bildeston and Whatfield Primary School as they continue in their very successful federation. Mrs Shaw is in the unusual position of having to introduce herself to […]


We little dogs have a reputation for being noisy creatures with plenty to say. Nevertheless, I sometimes wonder what to write as your magazine deadline approaches but this time Mum has an important message for anyone struggling to look after their animals – PLEASE DO NOT ABANDON YOUR PETS! We currently have space to take […]

Bildeston’s Annual Litter-pick 2021

This year, owing to Covid restrictions, we are conducting the litter pick in a different way. If you are willing to assist in this year’s effort we are organising the clear-up to take place over the period of Saturday March 13th to Sunday March 21st. We would ask that you work with another person, wear […]

Bildeston Health Centre COVID Vaccination – February update

Bildeston Health Centre continues to undertake the covid vaccination programme run collaboratively with our two local practices, Constable Country Practice at East Bergholt and Hadleigh Health Centre. The two hubs will be Hadleigh and East Bergholt. We are not writing to patients to invite them due to the short notice required to deliver the programme, […]

20 Mph limit in High Street a step closer

It has been announced that Suffolk County Council has finally agreed to the plan for a 20MPH speed limit for Bildeston High Street. Robert Lindsay, County Councillor, recently announced, “I’m delighted to say that, after years of campaigning and nagging, Suffolk County Council Highways has agreed to my and the Parish Council’s request for Bildeston […]