News from Levington

by Pat Pryke


Here we are in the autumn months leading up to Christmas! Clocks go back at the end of the month – darker nights – you can sit in and think, watch TV or instead make that effort to get out and about and join in the various events in Levington.

Levington Women’s Institute   Two new members recently joined bringing the total membership to 39. Some members were able to attend the SEFWI Centenary picnic at Glemham Hall on September 16. Despite the rain they still enjoyed themselves. They travelled to the venue in style with Nacton WI members in ‘Ermintrude’, the wonderful vintage Bucklands coach.

Levington Gardening Club  Despite the wet night, attendance at Gardening Club on September 16 was good. Chris Ryde gave an interesting and informative illustrated talk on his role as the Landguard Ranger and the Reserve’s fauna and flora.

St. Peter’s Church, Levington  There is a morning service every Sunday at 10.00am except the second Sunday (11 October) when it will be a 6.30pm Evensong. Visitors always welcome. The autumn churchyard clear up morning is Saturday October 31 starting at 10.00am.

Flute and Harpsichord Duo Concert will be held in Levington church at 6.30pm on Saturday October 17. £5.00 per head incl. a glass of wine. All welcome. Proceeds will go to a charity supporting Syrian refugees.

County Councillor’s Locality Budget  The Parish Council has been successful in bidding for £500 from the Suffolk County Council Locality Budget which has been donated to the Village Hall to help towards improved lighting and electrical work which is now completed. We thank Mrs. Patricia O’Brien, County Councillor, for her commitment to this project.

Coming up … Levington Lunch Club is on Tuesday October 13. The menu this month is roast pork with roulade pudding to follow. Levington WI meets at 7.30pm in the Village Hall on Wednesday October 14. It will be a welcome return by Paul Sawer this time with his ‘Top 70 Wildlife Photos’. The Annual Village Harvest Supper is on Friday evening October 23. So popular is this event that the 60 tickets sold out ages ago! What is the winning formula? A good meal, a glass of wine or two amongst friends and neighbours plus a few table quizzes and a couple of games of our own Levington version of bingo make for a very friendly happy social occasion.

Pat Pryke