Occold Village Report 2017

On this page, we record all the happenings and changes in Occold that have occurred during 2017 which will form the basis of an Annual Report. Such reports are archived at Suffolk Record Office for the benefit of future generations.

Please help me keep this page up-to-date by submitting any information you may have to villagerecorder@occold.com

1. Location

Occold is a small, rural village located in Suffolk at latitude 52.1748 deg N, longitude 1.0980 deg E and is 180ft (55m) AMSL. OS map coordinates TM 157 707. The population is around 520 (395 on the electoral roll) in around 190 hoouseholds.

2. Major Events

Date Event Organiser
14 Jan Darts Night Jubile Baptist Church
19 Jan Park Radio Quiz Night Park Radio
25 Feb Cemetery Clearance Gill Richardson
25 Feb Garden Party Pre School
11 Mar Quiz Night Occold Football Club
27 Mar Easter Bake Sale Pre School
12 Apr Friends & Neighbours Darts Night Jubilee Baptist Church
16 Apr Flix in the Stix at Six 'Risen' Jubilee Baptist Church
24 Apr Occold was featured on BBC Radio Suffolk Barry Woods
29 Apr Spring Fayre ORAC
29 Apr Defibrillator Demonstration Parish Council
6 May Jumble Sale Pre School
10 May Annual General Meeting ORAC
12 May Circus comes to Occold Primary School
13 May Circus comes to Occold Primary School
13 May Occold School Ball Friends of Occold School
27 May May Fayre ORAC
6 Jun Community Coffee Morning in aid of Dementia Awareness Friends of Occold School
23 Jun Pre School Sports Day Pre School
24 Jun Summer Fayre ORAC
1 Jul Pop Up Pub ORAC
4 Jul Afternoon Tea Friends of Occold School
14 Jul Pop Up Pub ORAC
16 Jul Stepdance Day East Anglian Traditional Music Trust
17 Jul Summer Bake Sale Pre School
21 Jul Pop Up pub ORAC
28 Jul Pop Up Pub ORAC
31 Jul Creepy Crawlies Fun Afternoon Pre School
4 Aug Pop Up Pub ORAC
11 Aug Pop Up Pub ORAC
18 Aug Pop Up Pub ORAC
25 Aug Pop Up Pub ORAC
23 Sep Harvest Quiz Night ORAC
30 Sep Autumn Fayre ORAC
7 Oct Harvest Supper WI
28 Oct October Fayre ORAC
28 Oct Race Night ORAC
24 Nov Christmas Craft Fair Friends of Occold School
25 Nov Christmas Fayre ORAC
2 Dec ORAC Christmas Dinner ORAC
6 Dec WI Christmas Meal WI

3. Major achievements

If you or your organisation have achieved something which is not recorded here, it is because I do not know about it!! Don't hide your light under a bushel - tell villagerecorder@occold.com

Date Achievement
Feb Occold Pre School received a £3,000 lottery grant to re-lay the outside play area with artifical grass
Jun Occold Pre School achieved an Ofsted Rating of OUTSTANDING

4. Fund Raising

Funds raised for local and national organisations. If you have raised money for a good cause and you are not on this list, please let me know - villagerecorder@occold.com.

4.1 National Organisations

Date Event In aid of... Organiser Amount
23 Apr London Marathon CLIC Sargent Bill Bulstrode £2,500
4 Jun Coffee Morning Alzheimers Friends of Occold School £65.00
24 Jun Football Tournament Aplastic Anaemia Trust Scott Regan £170.00
16 Jul Stepdance Day East Anglian Traditional Music Trust East Anglian Traditional Music Trust £208.00
TOTAL TO DATE £2,943.00

4.2 Local Organisations

Date Event In aid of... Organiser Amount
25 Feb Garden Party Pre School Pre School £205.38
11 Mar Quiz Night Football Club Football Club £1,375.00
Mar Books/CD sale Pre School Pre School £56.03
27 Mar Easter Bake Pre School Pre School £84.50
9 Apr Half Marathon Pre School Zia Hull £836.72
6 May Jumble Sale Pre School Pre School £399.00
13 May Summer Ball Primary School Friends of Occold School £1,317.00
1 Jul Pop Up Pub ORAC ORAC £632.00
4 Jul Afternoon Tea Pre School Pre School £313.00
8 Jul Afternoon Tea Primary School Friends of Occold School £18.00
14-16 Jul Pop Up Pub & Stepdance ORAC ORAC £437.00
         
TOTAL TO DATE £5,673.63

4.3 Occold Fayres

In aid of: Apr May Jun Sep Oct Nov TOTAL
EACH £38.65 £15.60 £23.70       £78.01
Pre School £47.00 £70.00 £228.72       £345.72
Ugandan children £81.15   £54.50       £135.65
Eye Opportunity Group £15.00           £15.00
TOTAL TO DATE £181.80 £85.60
£306.98
£0
£0
£0
£574.38

Grand Total to Date = £9,191.01

8. Environmental Changes

Date Change
22 Mar Closure of The Beaconsfield Arms
29 Apr Installation of a Defibrillator at the Village Hall

9. Reported Crimes

Date Incident
   

11. Charitable Donations

Made by Occold Parish Council on behalf of the people of Occold

Charity Donation
   
TOTAL £0

12. Photogallery

 

 

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