Village Hall News

Race Night – a joint event between the Village Hall and Social Club – proved to be very popular and a great success.  Not only was a good time had by all, but the grand total of £539.59 was raised, £300 of which is to be donated to the East Anglian Children’s Hospice.

Our next big event at the Village Hall is The Claxton & Carleton St Peter Late Summer Fete on Sunday September 11th,  from 2pm onwards with a theme of “Nature and Creativity”.  Central to this will be the exhibition and judging of the wildlife photography competition, which you may have seen advertised around the villages.  We are asking you to submit a printed A4 wildlife photograph taken in Claxton or Carleton St Peter to be exhibited in the Village Hall and judged by local wildlife linocut artist Rob Barnes.  Photographs can be of wild plants, animals or landscape.  There will be categories for adults and children under 14.  Entries with your details and a brief description of the location of the photo should be sent or delivered to Jo Bissonnet, Duck Cottage, 3 Ferry Road, Carleton St Peter, NR14 7AY.  The deadline for submissions is 10th August.  For more information contact Jo on 07966 034036 or

Another main element of the fete will be a produce stall.  We hope you will all donate your produce – whether fruit, vegetables, cakes, jams, pickles, bread or plants.  We also hope to have music, art displays by local artists and a flower arranging demonstration.  In addition there will be a children’s craft corner, a raffle, teas, coffees, cakes, bar and all sorts of games and stalls.  It promises to be the perfect event to round off the summer!

Plus, don’t forget the Community Café is open 10.00 – 12.00 at the Village Hall on the second Tuesday of every month with delicious cakes, savouries, teas and coffees, good company and the chance to find out more about what’s happening locally.  It would be lovely to see lots of children and young people come to the summer cafés, which are open to all.

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