Ipswich Ravens Volleyball

The seasonal weather and illness caused last month’s indoor six-a-side competition at Northgate School to be scaled down, there was no Division 2 competition and just six teams entered Division 1 including Ravens men. They were able to continue their policy of providing opportunities to their junior boys to compete at adult level, with two under-15s in the team, and once again they were very pleased with the outcome. They finished second in the initial pool phase with a good win and a narrow defeat against the two Ipswich teams. This…

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The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm

The Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm is located Rushmere St Andrew. You might have seen them featured on BBC TV’s Countryfile and Escape to the Country last year! They offer something quite unique – a Community Shared Agriculture scheme. This is a partnership between farmers and the local community. People can come up to the farm, help with the food-growing and enjoy some of the harvest. Community Shared Agriculture schemes originally developed in the USA and Japan, and the Oak Tree was one of the first schemes to set up…

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East Anglia ONE

The East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm developer, ScottishPower Renewables, is inviting local communities to attend a series of public information days in Suffolk to find out more about its upcoming programme of work to install cabling under railways, roads and rivers to connect the windfarm to the national grid. In the early stages of planning the East Anglia ONE project, ScottishPower Renewables took the decision to connect the offshore windfarm to the national grid at Bramford using underground cables, rather than constructing pylons. Along the 37km route between Bawdsey and…

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Sherlock Holmes & The Hooded Lance

For those who fancy a bonkers, surreal and hilarious alternative to panto, head for Common Ground Theatre Company’s touring production of Sherlock Holmes and The Hooded Lance, which runs from Friday 15th December to Saturday 13th January. The show visits The Seckford Theatre on December 15th and 16th, John Peel Centre from December 18th-20th. Also, it visits, St Mary’s Hall from December 28th to 30th. The performance is at Jubilee Hall from January 1st-3rd, Corn Hall from January 4th, Headgate Theatre from January 5th-6th and Wolsey Studio from January 8th-13th. The show…

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Fynn Valley’s Big Donation

Fynn Valley’s past Lady Captain Sally Crosbie had a memorable visit to Magpas Air Ambulance HQ in November, when she presented them with a cheque for £2,150, raised during her captain’s year. Sally’s husband Bob (Club Captain at Fynn Valley) accompanied her, along with Jilly Tye (the new Lady Captain), Sharron Cozens (her vice-captain), Sally and Bob’s son Ben – whose accident prompted Sally’s choice of charity – and Ben’s wife, Sarah. It was Ben’s first visit to the base since his accident in August 2016, and he was able to speak…

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Fynn Valley Golf Club

Fynn Valley Golf Club heads into an exciting future and warmly invites the surrounding community to be part of it. Recently voted England’s Most Welcoming Club by England Golf, Fynn Valley is creating a purpose built social environment for anyone to enjoy. Early autumn 2018 will see a stunning new clubhouse. Sympathetically designed in Oak and Glass it will sit beautifully in its surroundings. The Fynn Valley chefs are looking forward to continuing to provide top class food from their new kitchen, which will serve the bar & bistro area…

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Local Artist’s Success

Work by Westerfield based artist Lisa Ann Puhlhofer has been selected, from over 1,800 entries, to appear alongside paintings by some of Britain’s leading oil painters at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) annual exhibition, in London. The Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) is the only national art society devoted exclusively to oil painting. Their annual exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to see the many and varied ways in which artists use oil paint today, from a traditional approach to this highly technical media, through to more innovative…

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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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Ipswich Ravens Volleyball

The new indoor season is now well under way and the Ravens entered two teams in the first tournament of the monthly Suffolk Indoor 6-a-side series held at Northgate School. Ravens have a new look this season showing our emphasis on developing their juniors and ladies in particular. Their first team, which entered Division 1, included three of their most promising U18 boys, giving them some fantastic experience against the top adult sides around the county. Although they lost all four games, they were highly competitive throughout, with some tight finishes sparing…

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Great Blakenham Craft Club

This club is open to anyone living not just in Great Blakenham, but anywhere in the surrounding area. We meet every Monday (other than bank holidays) in Great Blakenham Parish Room on Stowmarket Road, from 2-4pm. There is plenty of parking space, the building is fully accessible for anyone in a wheelchair and has disabled facilities within. Members pay £2 per meeting to cover hall hire, refreshments, the monthly workshop goody bag and weekly raffle prizes. Alternatively, if you would just like to come and bring your own project to work on, enjoy their company and make…

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