Stowmarket Camera Club

Accompanied by Nigel Rea, Chris Carne gave an instructional talk about how to approach audio visual presentations on Monday 13th November. Chris showed  several of his own presentations to illustrate his points. They will hopefully be able to put his advice to good use, when they have their AV competition later in the year. Harold Mousley judged the Open 2 competition on Monday 27th November, with his usual wit and humour. It was a very good night. Unfortunately our wildlife competition on Monday 11th December had to be cancelled due…

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New Courses At Orchard Barn

New craft courses are planned over the coming months at Orchard Barn near Battisford as the centre’s hand-made craft room takes shape. As a tree and wood orientated enterprise it was decided to make a start with a Spoon Carving course on Saturday 10th March. Much of the greenwood is sourced from Orchard Barn’s own orchard, so with apple pruning coming up the bigger pieces will be saved for carving. The smaller sticks are greatly enjoyed by one of volunteer’s pet rabbits and the rest are chomped up and converted…

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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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Orchard Barn

At Orchard Barn, they are busy making wooden tiles (shingles) for their new craft room roof. The logs used are Sweet Chestnut, which is a wood with tannin in it. Why mention this here? Well, tannin corrodes ordinary metal which means that for their shingles to stay fixed to the roof, they need to buy expensive non-corrosive stainless steel nails to fix them with. They calculate that they need to make and fit over 5,400 shingles to cover the whole roof, and to fix them using these special nails, will…

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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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Connecting Communities

Can you find the transport you require? This is the story BSEVC often hear. “I’m cosy in my room, legs up on the recliner, TV on and a cuppa beside me, but I’m feeling lonely and isolated. My life could be so much richer and happier if only I could get to the local coffee morning and chat with real live people. I worry so much about imposing on busy relatives to get me to my health appointments. I want to visit friends and wander at leisure round the local…

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Needham Market Bowls Club

The Stowmarket League presentation evening was well attended by NMBC members eager to see captains Roger Last, Joyce Walton and David Hindley pick up the three trophies won by the club in 2017. Congratulations once again to all the bowlers involved. Not a lot of news at the moment, but more next month after the AGM when the dates and content of the winter social evenings have been decided. The meet and greets at Crowley Park have been very successful and will resume with the opening of the 2018 outdoor…

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Bramford Tennis Club

Words by Mick Russ Whoosh! What was that? That was the summer, gone, but not forgotten (unlike the hundreds of tennis balls lost from Nicks wayward serves). Interest now moves onto the winter leagues (floodlit and Sunday morning), which will have started by the time you are using this to line the bottom of the budgie’s cage. The first fixture round threw up a local derby match when Nick and Graham as Bramford 1 played Matt and Adam (Graham’s sons) playing as Bramford 2. It proved to be another win…

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Kickstart Gym

  Words from Kickstart Gym Hello from Kickstart Gym! It’s been a busy few months here – hard to believe we have been open for over three months already. For those of you who haven’t heard about us, we are a new multi-function private gym in Great Blakenham, designed for personal training, Muay Thai boxing and physiotherapy. Our Muay Thai classes have been growing rapidly recently, so welcome to all the new faces. We had an influx of new students from our five-week Muay Thai beginner’s course, which was such…

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