June 2022: Community News

SUFFOLK ENERGY-FROM-WASTE FACILITY

2021 Annual Report 

SUEZ recycling and recovery UK and Suffolk County Council have been working in partnership for over seven years to dispose of Suffolk’s household waste left over after recycling. In 2021, the energy-from-waste facility put 291,609 tonnes of waste to good use, using it as fuel to generate enough electricity to power 43,352 homes. This equates to a saving of 21,642 tonnes of fossil fuels, compared to the average natural gas power station.

To find out more about our performance last year, from health and safety and the environment to our visitor centre and the community, download a copy of our 2021 annual report from the news section of our website: www.suffolkefw.co.uk/who-we-are/news

Successful shutdown at the facility 

The facility recently completed its annual shutdown. Planned shutdowns are a normal part of operational life and take place to ensure the facility continues to operate efficiently. During the shutdown, we undertook inspections across the site and carried out essential cleaning and maintenance inside the furnaces, boilers and bag houses. 

Peregrine falcon eggs

Attracted by the tall cliff-like building, a pair of peregrine falcons have made our site in Great Blakenham their home since 2019. Peregrines are listed under Schedule 1 of The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and are protected from disturbance whilst building a nest or rearing young. In April 2022, the pair returned to their purpose-built nesting box on top of the boiler house and laid four eggs. At the time of writing, the male and female birds continue to take turns incubating the eggs. 

OTHER USEFUL CONTACTS      
To register your interest in a future visit
01473 839149 / suffolkefw.uk@suez.com  
Environment Agency: 0800 807 060               
SUEZ Communities Trust: 01934 524013

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WOODBRIDGE LIBRARY

ArtLib 

Throughout June, Joan Hardison will be exhibiting her work in the library. Come along to view the work, leave a comment, or even purchase a piece.

Citizens Advice: Every Monday, 10am-noon 

Bridge: Every Wednesday, 3.45-5.15pm 

Learn to Play Bridge
A free introductory course for complete beginners, every Monday from June 6 to August 8. For information, or to register, please contact Jacks Morcombe:
07778 639407 / Jacksmorcombe@aol.com

Work Well Job Club: Every Monday from 1.30-3.30pm 

To learn more about how Work Well Suffolk can help you, contact:
 workwellsuffolk@suffolk.gov.uk  

Open Space: Every Wednesday, 1.30-3.30pm 

Two-hour session run in partnership between Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT), Julian Support (which offers housing support for individuals with mental health difficulties), Suffolk Mind and Suffolk Libraries. Our timetables of discussions and activities are built from suggestions from the group. For further information, please call 01394 330855.

TONIC: Every Friday, 10.30am-noon
A new seated singing group for people living with chronic pain and/or long-term health conditions. A free activity run by CohereArts.

Knitting Group: Every Friday, 2-4pm 

Chess Club: Every Friday, 4.30pm 

For further information, contact: 01394 330855

Woodbridge Writers Group: Wednesday 1 & 15 June, 10am-noon 

Join our friendly group for reciprocal feedback, encouragement and support of anything you’re writing or have written. For more information, email: jane@bakwon.com

Woodbridge Area Gamers: Saturday 4 June, 1-5pm 

An open doors group where all are welcome.

Sunday Book Group: June 5, 2-3.30pm 

Realise Futures: Tuesday 7 June, 10am-noon

Peer support, walk-in advice and guidance service. Book a slot on 07753 447607. 

Books, Banter and Biscuits Book Group: Thursday 9 June, 2-4pm 

The group will be discussing Clock Dance by Anne Tyler. 

​Write Now Writing Group: Tuesday 14 June, 2-4pm 

For more information and to confirm your attendance, email: jeannie@butterwicks.com 

Woodbridge Writers’ Workshop; Tuesday 14 June, 5.15-7.15pm

Creative poets and budding authors share their ideas and gain support from fellow writers at this informal workshop. All writing abilities are welcome. For more information, or to confirm your attendance, contact: hurleytrish@hotmail.com

Top Time Play Reading: Thursday 16 June, 2-4.30pm 

A play reading group that reads all varieties and genres of plays in a shared format, taking place on the third Thursday of every month. 

Top Time Games Club: Thursday 23 June, 2-4pm 

Improve your vocabulary and exercise your mind muscles with Scrabble or practice strategy and balance with dominoes. 

 Wordplay

  • Baby Bounce: Soothing songs and gentle nursery rhymes for babies and their grown-ups.
    Every Wednesday, 10.30-10.50am.
  • Tot Rock Rhyme and rhythm: music, songs and action rhymes for toddlers with their parents and carers. Every Wednesday, 11:15-11:45am.
  • Story Time: Stories and more for young children accompanied by an adult.
    Every Friday, 10.30-11am.

Me, Myself and Baby (Stay & Play): Friday 9.30-10.15am
A chance for new parents to meet and share experiences in a relaxed environment, gaining peer support.

Opening Hours
Mon: 10am-4pm
Tue: 9am-7.30pm
Wed: 9am-5.30pm
Thu: 9am-5.30pm
Fri: 9am-7pm
Sat: 9am-5pm
Sun: 10am-4pm

The library will be closed on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June.

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BENTLEY BOWLS CLUB.

WE HAVE HAD OUR QUIZ WHICH WAS A SUCCESS AND WE HOPE EVERYONE ENJOYED IT.   WE THANK ALL WHO CAME TO SUPPORT US AS THIS BRINGS IN MUCH NEEDED FUNDS TO KEEP THE GREEN IN GOOD ORDER.

OUR OPEN DAY ON SATURDAY 30 APRIL SAW SEVERAL POTENTIAL NEW MEMBERS COME AND TRY.    WE HOPE THEY ENJOYED IT AND WILL JOIN THE CLUB,

WE HAVE STARTED OUR SEASON WITH OUR FIRST GAME AWAY BUT DID NOT DO TOO WELL LOSING ON ALL RINKS.   WE CAN ONLY IMPROVE!!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TRY THE GAME OF BOWLS DO COME ALONG TO OUR CLUB NIGHT ON FRIDAYS AT 6.30PM THE ENTRANCE TO THE GREEN IS IN GROVE ROAD, JUST PAST THE OLD SHOP AND BUILDING PLOT.

LILLIAN CALVERT SECRETARY 808652

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