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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Suffolk Rockets Netball Club

The junior teams have been very busy playing their matches in the Colchester League. Cosmic Rockets are sitting third in the league table and Saturn Rockets are just below in fourth. There are seven teams altogether, so both teams are doing extremely well considering it’s their first season. On Thursday 18th January, Cosmic won 13-5 against KATs Kestrels and Saturn won 10-1 against KATs Osprey. On  Thursday 1st February, Cosmic won 12- 4 against KATs Osprey and Saturn won 12-1 against Colne. On Thursday 8th February, Cosmic took on second in…

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Ansell Centre Defibrillator Appeal

As they had so desperately hoped, their defibrillator was installed on Christmas Eve at the Ansell Centre. A last-minute hitch was created by the very late delivery of the cabinet requiring a late visit from the electrical contractor before the defibrillator for Hadleigh installation was complete – ready for Christmas. Their continued thanks for all those who gave so generously and speedily to get this in place. In the above picture, we see two of their major fundraisers – Barbara Breeze and Julie Phillips – with Roger Jay (head of…

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Suffolk Rockets Netball Club

They started the New Year quickly, with training back on from Wednesday 3rd January. This year has seen some new Back to Netball ladies join them; they are always looking for new players to join, so please do get in touch if you fancy trying out the sessions. The club is busy booking friendly games and tournaments for 2018, so the B2N ladies can put their training into practice. Their juniors were back playing in the Colchester League from Thursday 11th January and it was a great start with Cosmic Rockets…

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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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The Healing Power Of Art

A small mental health peer support group working with Suffolk Charity BSEVC, hosted their first art show, You Can Do It, at the Kingfisher Leisure Centre in Sudbury in November. The event was kindly sponsored by the PJK Charitable Trust. There were over 30 exhibits ranging from photographs and craft work to puppets and drawings. This first show provided an opportunity for organisations to work together to show art work from the people they support. Organisations such as Julian Support, Richmond Fellowship, No 72,  Mellish House Dementia Care Home, Art…

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Suffolk Rockets Netball Club

As Christmas approaches, Suffolk Rockets NC gets ready to finish their first part of the season. They still can’t believe how popular and successful the club has been since it started in August. In November, Suffolk Rockets hosted their first netball tournament at Hadleigh High Leisure Centre for ‘Back to Netball’ teams. Altogether five teams took part, two from Suffolk Rockets. It was a brilliant day, the sun was shining, but there was a slight chill in the air! Everyone played amazingly and there was so much enthusiasm, passion and…

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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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StartEAST

StartEast is delighted to announce, as the calendar year draws to a close, that they have so far supported over 130 cultural and creative individuals, start-ups and small to medium-sized enterprises, in Norfolk and Suffolk, with over 800 hours of advice and training to enable them to take the next vital steps in securing growth for their businesses. Bespoke business support packages have been specifically tailored, following individual assessments, to deliver a combination of one to one sessions, practical small group workshops and larger networking events, providing opportunities to meet…

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