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Dennington Jubilee Village Hall


Mr Maberly recently gave a report to the Annual Parish Meeting, click here to read his report.


Dennington Village Hall

14th April saw the third bi-annual Dennington Concert, aimed specifically at celebrating young local talent. With nine different performances, there was a very broad eclectic mix of music.

 Concert 2018


The show was kicked off by ‘The Teach Boys’ from Framlingham; a group of (young?) teachers who set the energy for the evening with some rousing Beatles numbers. Next on was Eleanor Petheram, a young 16 year old from Framlingham College who has a delightfully lilting voice that captivated everyone, drawing them in to her space. A great future awaits her. She was followed by the Crisp Brothers from Dennington. James and Jo Crisp both write and perform their own music which is highly original and very captivating. A stunning performance.

Oscar Welsh from Peasenhall then followed with three very engaging songs, one of which was his own composition: a very versatile performer with an amazing future ahead of him. Katie Russell then gave an entrancing rendition of three pieces from musicals that gently eased everyone into an easy relaxed space – such a beautiful voice.

Concert 2 201816 year old Will Haigh started the second half with three rousing songs from Ed Sheeran and Robbie Williams – an absolute natural who has a great future. He was followed by Gabriella Pattinson (16) whose delightfully alluring  songs captivated everyone with their seductive melodies – she is a member of the Aldeburgh Young Musicians. What a talent and what a future awaits.

She was followed by Salvador, a young band from Framlingham made up of Lucas Evans, Jan Ashwell, Felix Church and Jude Mackan, all at Thomas Mills High School, who brought a complete shift in music style to the evening and whose brilliance shone out like a bright light. A remarkable performance.

The final performance was made up of Oscar Welsh, Marty Gionis and Abbi Liverton. These three are at Framlingham College and a hugely talented trio. Abbi enthralled everyone with her expertise on the drums whilst Marty’s excellence on the trombone added a whole new dimension. Oscar Welsh’s final performance of ‘I’m the king of the Swingers’ was a delight to watch and ended the evening on a very high note.

Concert 3 2018It has been a great pleasure to host such an amazing group of such talented young individuals. The concert was in aid of the Dennington Village Hall refurbishment fund and raised in excess of £1300.00. A brilliant evening with so much talent and a joy for all who attended. Many thanks to Tom Howard and Framlingham College for the loan of their equipment.

Thank you to everyone who supported the event. It was a tremendous success!


The Village Hall and Sports Club now have a website of their own: so if you wish to make bookings of the main hall and/or the meeting room, please go to the Village Hall website and follow instructions. You can also call Binkie Andrews on 01728 638813 or email her directly: She will be happy to discuss dates and rates.

The main hall itself is expansive and has an excellent bar. There is a kitchen for all culinary needs and a very large car park, thus making it an ideal location for a variation of functions.


Sausage and Mash Success

What an amazing evening we had on Fri 26th! It was a fantastic event  with so many of you staying on to enjoy a good drink and a good chat with friends. Much fun was had by all and a delicious meal served by Maggie Archard and her team. The free beers were a real bonus! So good to see such as large turnout of our village residents to join us in celebrating our achievements to date. We raised £300 worth in cash donations and have since had a further £170.00 from individuals, for all of which we are really most grateful.

This brings us to a total so far of £470.00. This is really great, but we do need to raise a little more to get there. Some of you expressed a keen interest in making a donation, so below are the details in order to do so.

Details for making a donation – 2 methods 

1)    Either send a donation by cheque to Dave Dunnett, 16 Swainstons Way, Dennington, Woodbridge, IP13 8DB, made out to ‘Dennington Village Hall’.

2)    Or if you wish to make an electronic transfer, please contact Dave Dunnett for the details: 

GIFT AID – If you are happy to sign a Gift Aid form, it allows the Hall to claim an additional 25% from the Tax man for the Hall. Please click on this link

You can fill in the details and either post it to Dave Dunnett (address above) or scan it and send it to Dave at the following email address:


We’ve done it!!!!!

We’ve been awarded £148,000 by the Big Lottery!

After six years of preparation, investigation, visits, planning and applications, we have been told that we have been successful in our bid for funds to renovate the Hall. But it isn’t all plain sailing yet; there are four important conditions we have to meet:

a) We need to raise an additional £46,600 (by March 2018) before they will release this money, £2,600 of which has to be raised locally.

b) We need to write a Business Plan for the next three years, acceptable to the Big Lottery Assessors.

c) We need to write an acceptable Project Development Plan. d) We need to gain the input of the Dennington under 18 year-old children on what they would like to see happening at the Village Hall.

All of this is possible which is excellent and we have already started on the Business Plan and the Development Plan. For the rest, we need your help. We have started the process of raising more funds and have so far raised £20,000, though £4,000 of that is conditional on us raising the full amount. Thus we still have £26,600 to raise, of which at least £2,600 needs to be raised locally.

We will be holding a concert on 14th April and there will be a Race Night in March, both of which we hope you will attend and provide us with your much needed support. This will not however raise the full amount, so we very much hope that some of you may be willing to contribute something towards the refurbishment of the Hall.

For more details, please click here 


The Business Hub is held in the Meeting room of the Village Hall. Essentially, we are offering the space as an ‘office away from the office’. We have excellent broadband and provide tea and coffee facilities for all users. It will run from Monday to Friday, between 8.30 am and 5.00pm, PROVIDED the Meeting room is not already booked for an event.

All users will need first to REGISTER. The registration form is attached, but is ALSO available from the Hall website at this link - see . On completion of registration, a time sheet will be forwarded to you by Binkie Andrews, the Booking Manager, with further details about how to enter the Hall (keys and codes). The cost will be £2.00 an hour per person.

It should be remembered that the Business Hub will only be available when there are no other bookings for the Meeting Room on any given day. Users will need to check the EVENTS PAGE on the website at to see if the meeting room is being used or not that day, and when.

There are a number of people who have expressed interest in this idea already, so we hope it will help all those who need a regular working space away from home and away from the office.