Category: In Touch News

  • Shotley and Erwarton WI

    Shotley and Erwarton WI

    Are supermarket premium varieties really superior? Can you taste the difference? This is what we set out to find out at our December WI   Our committee had arranged a couple of plates labelled ‘A’ and ‘B’.  On one of these plates were a selection of foods such as sausage rolls, tacos, crackers and mince…

  • Needham Market Community Chinwag 

    Needham Market Community Chinwag 

    The Chinwag elves were very busy on 6 December preparing for the Chinwag Christmas party at the Needham Market Community Centre, we welcomed 81 Chinwaggers which was a record attendance. We were entertained by Chinwag favourites Alan and Gina who sang a medley of Christmas-themed songs for us to join in with and dance along…

  • Needham Market and District Horticultural Society

    Needham Market and District Horticultural Society

    Welcome to the new year with a new programme of entertaining speakers for our meetings. First up will be Eleanor Gilbert with ‘Growing Places’ on 1 February. Subscriptions will be due and can be paid at this meeting, at the AGM in March, or online at any time. Unfortunately, the speaker that we had booked…

  • Mothers Union Shotley Peninsula Branch

    Mothers Union Shotley Peninsula Branch

    Wednesday, 7 February at 2pm in St Andrew’s Church Room Chelmondiston. We begin with a very short AGM to keep us legal! We are delighted to welcome Simon Pearce who will share some of his wide knowledge of Woolverstone, the Berners’ family, the Church, and the village. Everyone is most welcome to this unique presentation.…

  • Martlesham in Bloom

    Martlesham in Bloom

    Shrubs With some bulbs and blossom to enjoy February can be a time to spot colourful treasures amid the cold. In the garden leave dead stems of herbaceous plants up for as long as possible so as to continue protecting the crowns from frost and providing a continuing refuge for invertebrates, also, whilst many shrubs…

  • Manningtree and District Food Bank 

    Manningtree and District Food Bank 

    We were able to help over 120 households this year with a Christmas ‘pack’, and this was only possible because of the unfailing generosity of so many people in our community recently, and during the past year. Our local Churches and schools have all contributed together with Rose Builders and their clients, a number of…

  • Manningtree and District / Frankenberg Partnership Association

    Manningtree and District / Frankenberg Partnership Association

    Exchange visit to Frankenberg in Germany (near Frankfurt), from 20 May–2 June 2024 Everyone living or working in the area is invited to participate in the visit. Every exchange visit is special, a window on a different culture. Why not find out more? 29 May  Night ferry from Harwich 30 May Coach to Frankenberg, incl…

  • Kesgrave Community and Conference Centre

    Kesgrave Community and Conference Centre

    Huge congratulations to all of the newly engaged couples in 2023… Why not consider booking Kesgrave Community and Conference Centre (KWMCC), the venue for all occasions and events for your very special day in 2024 or 2025? Set on twelve acres of land in a peaceful, attractive, and easily accessible location, close to the local…

  • Kesgrave Women’s Institute

    Kesgrave Women’s Institute

    Kesgrave WI’s January meeting was a lively affair!! 40 members playing Bag Beetle!! The noise!!! Heads down desperate to get a ‘6’ on the dice to be able to start drawing your beetle!! 12 Games – a lovely way to start the year and have a quick chat with members as you move around the…

  • Kesgrave Library

    Kesgrave Library

    Sunday Crafts, 10am–12noon – during February we will be making the following crafts: Sunday 4 – We are making snowflake doilies this week. Fingers crossed for some real snow! Sunday 11 – To celebrate Chinese New Year, we are creating paper plate dragon twirlers.  Sunday 18 – Do you have a favourite pet? Design a…

  • Kesgrave Community Chinwag 

    Kesgrave Community Chinwag 

    Friday, 16 February sees Miss Molly Rose singing vintage songs for us at Chinwag – think Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, and many other artists …. Singalong songs such as Que Sera, We’ll Meet Again and other old favourites to enjoy. If you are aged 60+ years, live in Kesgrave or nearby, and enjoy…

  • Henley Womens Institute 

    Henley Womens Institute 

    Wreath Making Workshop Wow – what an amazing workshop! There were so many stunning wreaths produced as we all embraced the Christmas spirit! In a hall full of greenery, pine cones and other lovely Christmas items, our tutor Diane Heasley guided us through how to produce a luxurious Christmas Wreath. Everyone delighted in producing their…

  • Kesgrave Allotment and Leisure Gardeners Association

    Kesgrave Allotment and Leisure Gardeners Association

    Yay! Daylight hours are gradually getting longer and I have noticed some spring bulb shoots peeping through the winter soil too. As it is a leap year (which keeps our calendar and seasons aligned) we have an extra day this month to enjoy the plot. February is a good time to buy seed potatoes. The…

  • Henley Senior Citizens 

    Henley Senior Citizens 

    We returned on 10 January from our Christmas Break and look forward to another year of friendship. Our 2023 went out on a “High”. In October, Chris Parfitt gave us a talk on his journey through Morocco which totalled to around 1000 miles. It was a very interesting to hear of the different ways of…

  • East Bergholt Cinema

    East Bergholt Cinema

    Friday, 1 March The Great Escaper (12A) In the summer of 2014, a World War II veteran sneaks out of his care home to attend the 70th anniversary commemoration of the D-Day landings in Normandy. “Superb performances from Michael Caine and Glenda Jackson ensure the latter’s final screen role is fittingly dignified.” – Empire. The…

  • Diary Dates for Witnesham, Swilland, and Ashbocking

    Diary Dates for Witnesham, Swilland, and Ashbocking

    Events take place in the Village Hall unless indicated otherwise. The Booking Clerk for Witnesham Village Hall is Anne Debenham: 01473 785 798. Weekly events Please contact the organisers for details. Mondays:  Children’s Dance classes in term time only, starting at 4pm. Contact Faye Smith: 07578 545 705  Tuesdays:  Post Office at Witnesham Baptist Church,…

  • Capel St Mary Library

    Capel St Mary Library

    Capel Library offers you A Warm Welcome.  Please pop along to the library for a warm drink and some friendly faces this winter.  The Friends of Capel Library Community Cinema February’s film: Battle Over Britain February’s film is Battle Over Britain, an upcoming World War II feature film from Tiny Hat Productions. A young pilot,…

  • Deben Yacht Club

    Deben Yacht Club

    Activities at the DYC do not cease just because the sailing season is over. The winter months are a time for renovation and renewal thanks to the stalwart efforts of the working party. The new year is also an opportunity to review and refresh. Our Club Captain, Robin Parsons, has put together an exciting programme…