Archive for September, 2015

Bocking Concert Brass

Crochets & Quavers


A performance in Foxearth Church on Saturday 19th September 2015, 7 for 7.30pm.

All proceeds are for Foxearth Church Restoration Fund.

Tickets £10 from Phil Cox (  01787 379410) or Ken Nice ( 01787 375688), to include glass of wine/soft drink & light supper.

Children free.

( Please let the above know if you intend to pay at the door, to help with catering arrangements!!)


(Those marked* feature singer Lorraine Ely)

Barnard Castle….(march)

Theme from the film ‘Shrek’

Rivers of Babylon

Georgia on My Mind…( cornet solo)

Floral Dance

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square *

New York, New York

La Vie En Rose*… (Edith Piaff song)

March of the Cobblers….. ( from the film ‘Brassed Off’)

One Voice… (euphonium solo)

Nessum Dorma* …(from ‘Turandot’ by Puccini)


Come Follow the Band…(from musical ‘Barnum’)

The Ploughboy…(tuba solo)

I Have A Dream* ….(Abba song)

Misty…(flugelhorn solo)

Moonlight Serenade…(Glenn Miller)

Clog Dance

Tenderly* (song)

Viva Espana

Fantasia on British Sea Songs ….( Henry Wood’s collection as performed on ‘Last Night of the Proms’, including ‘Rule Britannia*)

Beyond the Sea.



Foxearth Garden Party and Fete – 4th July 2015

Saturday July 4th produced a glorious, sunny and warm afternoon for this event held at Hunters Lodge. In addition to the usual array of stalls for home made cakes, bric-a-brac, books etc  there was a tombola and a raffle and competitions involving a bit of guesswork or manual dexterity. For the young and active a Bouncy Castle gave the opportunity to throw themselves about. Amazing teas were served as Melford Silver Band entertained with their skilful musicianship – and villagers near and neighbouring turned out to enjoy the fun and contribute to a wonderful result of around £1,400 for the Parish Church. As ever we are grateful to Louise and Nick Wells for allowing their lovely garden to be invaded..and sincere thanks to everyone involved.

Ken Nice

Foxearth & Liston Parish Council – Report of meeting 27th June 2015

The first meeting of the new Parish Council took place in Foxearth Village Hall on 27th June 2015. Present were the elected councillors Mr Tony Clayton, Mrs Corinne Cox and Mr Keith Robson and there were 19 members of the general public in attendance. Apologies were received from Cllr. Iona Parker (Braintree District Council) and Cllr. David Finch (Essex County Council).

Chairman and Vice-Chairman: Cllr C Cox and Cllr.K Robson were elected respectively to these positions.

Co-options: Messrs Philip Cox, Mark Posen and Richard Morris were elected as co-opted members.

Acknowledgement: The Chairman thanked Clive Waite for his past service to the communities as Chairman of the Council and for his work with other councils in connection with the Solar Farm applications.

Clerk: The resignation of Mrs Hannah Griffiths as Clerk was reported. She would be thanked for her hard work in the past. It was agreed to appoint Mr Kevin B. Money (temporary clerk)  to the permanent position and the Chairman congratulated him on obtaining the CiLCA qualification.

Committees: It was agreed that the following committees be continued:

Appointment and employment committee  (Chairman and Vice-Chairman)

Flood relief working party (Chairman and Cllr Posen- Messrs Peter Highmore and Brian Lewes

to be co-opted if willing.

Stafford Park working party  (consideration to be given to membership – possibly wider)

Joint Committee – Solar Farms  (Chairman to liaise with neighbouring councils re future)

Dissolution of Foxearth and Liston grouping order: The Clerk reported that an open meeting would be held at BDC on 6th July. Anyone  wishing to speak at this is asked to inform BDC beforehand.

Public Question Time:

Pot holes – rarely is there a meeting that does not include this topic and  concern was once more expressed. Cllr. P. Cox offered to survey the situation and report to ECC.

Tree Warden – Mr Alan Fitch asked that his role be extended to include flora and fauna and this was agreed,

Annual Village/Electors meeting: This would be in Foxearth Village Hall on 11th July at 10.30am and would be in two parts – (a) general issues and (b) discussion of the planning application  for Stafford Park.

Planning applications: Formal receipt of the Stafford Park application for up to 100 dwellings, 22 apartments, a community centre and remediation as reported. This would be considered as above.

No objections were expressed to applications in Foxearth for work on trees and for the demolition of a bungalow to be replaced by another dwelling.

Next PC meetings: On the following Saturdays at 10.30am 19th September, 21st November, 16th January 2016, 19th March 2016 and 21st May (AGM) 2016.

Ken Nice