Ales on the rails to wet a few whistles

North Weald Station will see the return of the Real Ale Festival on 20-22nd July, with a planned menu of 75+ ales and 20+ ciders. Friday and Saturday evenings will see drinkers entertained with folk music and Sunday, London City Voices choir will bring the festival to a close. This year, the theme draws inspiration from the commemoration of the 50 years since the final regular steam service on British Rail. Since the last services ran around Carlisle, Liverpool and Manchester, a selection of 18 beers from the North West…

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East Bergholt Dramatic Society

Presenting the hilarious farce Don’t Get Your Vicars in a Twist by Ann Gawthorpe and Lesley Bown at The Constable Hall in East Bergholt from Monday 19th April to Wednesday 21st April at 7.30pm. Desperate to find the funds to pay for his daughter’s wedding, churchwarden George seizes the opportunity to rent out the vicarage for a Murder Mystery Weekend, while waiting for a new vicar to be appointed. Unfortunately for George, a new female vicar is appointed to the parish before this Murder Mystery can take place. He is…

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Events Under Canvas

East Anglia’s leading giant tipi hire company, Events Under Canvas, has announced it is to relocate from its existing premises in East Bergholt to a purpose-built facility at Great Gilberts Farm in Capel St Mary to accommodate its continuing expansion. Jenna Ackerley, founder and director of Events Under Canvas, said of the decision, “Since our inception we have worked incredibly hard to build a thriving, customer-focused business and I am delighted that our success has necessitated this move to larger premises.” Planning has recently been granted to redevelop the two-acre…

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East Bergholt United FC

December was very much an up and down month for the First Team. They started positively with victory over Westerfield, the third win on the bounce. There was also a five goal success over Felixstowe Harpers, but that was sandwiched between two five goal reversals at Cranes and Henley and the team completed 2017 with a narrow 3-2 defeat at the hands of near neighbours Capel. However, 2018 started well. The Green Boys were pitched against the favourites for the League title in the eyes of many, Achilles, in Round…

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Become A Beanstalk Reading Hero

Could you help transform the prospects for a child through the power of books and stories? Local literacy charity Beanstalk has launched a new campaign for 2018 to highlight the extraordinary difference members of the community in Suffolk can make by volunteering in primary schools to support children who struggle with reading. The work Beanstalk’s ‘reading heroes’ carry out will improve the lives of children that need extra help to prevent them from falling behind at school and to bring enjoyment into reading. For over 40 years Beanstalk has recruited,…

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Capel Ladies Club

A coachful of Capel Ladies Club members and friends left Capel at 9.30am on a Wednesday 15th November  for a spot of shopping – whether it be window or Christmas – and a look round for bargains. Their destination was Bury St Edmunds, where it was market day and the town was bustling, but not too overcrowded. Some of them had a list but most were just browsing or looking to pick up a bargain from one of the many sales that seemed to be on. One group ventured as…

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Vacancy At Hall Farm

Hall Farm are currently looking for a chef de partie to join the team in the hall farm kitchen. It is a busy kitchen, which means experience required, with any experience in pastry being an advantage! They advertise great working hours with evenings off and a chance to be a part of their wonderful expanding local business! Please contact Head Chef Lee with a CV by emailing: Café@hallfarmshop.com

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Capel Plough FC

Words from Bob – The Ploughman From the middle of October, to the end of November, the Saturday First team played six league games and won all six with the side moving up to third place in the Senior Division of the Suffolk and Ipswich league. A 1-0 win on Saturday 4th November against last season’s league champions Henley Athletic, thanks to a goal from Stephen Morrison, was followed by a 4-2 victory against Benhall St Mary, with goals from a Sean Gunn penalty and a hat trick from Sean Webb. On…

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Suffolk Youth Parliament

Nominations are now open for Suffolk’s Youth Parliament and young people in Suffolk have until Sunday 7th January to submit their nominations. The UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) is the largest elected body of young people in the UK who influence policy. Made up of elected Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs) and deputies, they meet locally and nationally to give young people a voice. There are currently two MYPs in Suffolk and up to 15 MYPs and deputies will be appointed when elections are held in February. MYPs assist in running Make…

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Idelo Travel

Words from Managing Director Andrea Powell When I first set up my business I was totally new to travel. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant, all of my experience came from simply being a customer who had travelled. People asked me how I could possibly do this – after all there was ‘the internet’, the ’Big Boys’ and so on – but I think this was an asset. Being an outsider and new to the industry, it made it legitimate for me to ask why, to challenge the perceived wisdom.…

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