Lavenham Life is the parish’s monthly magazine. It is essential reading if you want to know what goes on in the village. It describes Church, Guildhall, Little Hall (along with the village itself our three main tourist attractions),Village Hall and Parish Council matters, as well as the activities of local clubs and societies. It lists future events and has a couple of pages of useful information and contact details. It also has a colour centre-page-spread of photos of village events, and has plenty of advertising for local businesses large and small.
It is published a few days before the end of the preceding month and it is available for a mere 50p from the Parish Church, AR Heeks and Son in the Market Place, Lavenham Butchers and the ‘top’ Co-op in the High Street, and from the Salvation Army Hall in Water Street. It is also available on annual subscription – delivered or posted for £12.96 per year – contact our business manager David Boast on 01787 249511. The December edition is always free and in 2017 was delivered to each property in the village, courtesy of the Parish Council.
I took over as Editor in February 2016, a few months after my wife and I moved to the village. Since then, I have entered it in the ‘National Parish Magazine Awards’: in 2016 we came tenth and in 2017 second (with me as best editor) in the A5 size category, so our contributors must be writing interesting stuff – I merely assemble what I am given in what I hope is a logical and attractive way. I’ll find out how we have done for 2018 in November.
So you see that it is essential reading. If you are visiting for a few days your first task should be to buy a copy so you know what is happening!
John Page, Editor