Category: Libraries, Museums and Local Government

  • Ipswich Institute Celebrates 200 Years!

    Ipswich Institute Celebrates 200 Years!

    200 years ago, in November 1824, a public meeting was held in the Ipswich Council Chamber to establish a Mechanic’s Institute, a membership society to spread knowledge to those who had little or no formal education. 200 years later The Ipswich Institute, as it is now known, continues to offer courses, talks, day trips and…

  • Green Party Backs Charities Calls To Restore Nature 

    Green Party Backs Charities Calls To Restore Nature 

    Green Party co-leader, Adrian Ramsay, has announced the Party’s plans for an Independent Commission for Nature that would protect nature and ensure the restoration of wildlife habitats. The new watchdog would be created as part of a new “Rights of Nature” Act that would enshrine in law the intrinsic value of nature while also recognising how…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • Stowmarket Mayor’s Blog

    Stowmarket Mayor’s Blog

    I can hardly believe that over half of my term as Mayor is already over here in the centre of the Universe also known as Stowmarket.  The month started off with a visit to the SODS Panto “The Wizard of Oz” held at the Regal Theatre. What a great performance – oh yes it was!…

  • Kesgrave Library News

    Kesgrave Library News

    The staff would like to wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for all your support this year. We look forward to welcoming you all back in 2024. Sunday Crafts: 10am–12noon – during December we will be making the following crafts:Sunday 3 – This week we are…

  • Dr Dan Poulter, MP

    Dr Dan Poulter, MP

    For many of us, the Christmas and New Year period is a time to reflect and to think about making healthier and happier choices about our own lives and the lives of our families and friends. I am pleased that the Government will help us to do this by introducing new laws to improve the…

  • Dr Dan Poulter MP

    Dr Dan Poulter MP

    Like many of you I feel blessed to live in Suffolk. I always do my best to support local businesses, especially our farmers and food producers. Most of you are aware, that as well as being your MP, I am a doctor working in the NHS and, not long ago, I wrote about the perils…

  • Kesgrave Library – October 2023

    Kesgrave Library – October 2023

    Sunday Crafts – during October we will be making the following crafts: Sunday 1– What colour hat and scarf will your scarecrow have? Sunday 8– It’s international walk to school month – design a pair of wellie boots.  Sunday 15– It will soon be pumpkin time. Make your own pumpkin to take home. Sunday 22–…

  • Melton Parish Council

    Melton Parish Council

    Statement regarding the Love Woodbridge and Melton/Mini-Holland Project There has been a lot of discussion about the Love Woodbridge and Melton Project recently on social media. The comments suggest that the purpose of the project remains unclear and residents are fearful that it will have a detrimental impact on their lives.  Although this is not…

  • Summer in Suffolk Museums

    Summer in Suffolk Museums

    Make. Explore. Play. Discover. Summer in Suffolk Museums returns in 2023 to bring families a huge variety of events, activities and workshops over the school holidays. Activities and events are either low-cost or completely free to attend. Highlights this year include Steampunk Spectacular! at The Long Shop Museum, full of displays of magic, music, science…

  • Ipswich Microhomes Celebrate Two Years Providing Homeless Support

    Ipswich Microhomes Celebrate Two Years Providing Homeless Support

    Ipswich Borough Council is celebrating the success of its eight microhomes, dedicated to helping rough sleepers in Ipswich. Since the first tenant moved into Armitage Place in July 2021, the microhomes havehelped 16 people in the last two years with temporary housing and access to further support. Currently seven of the eight homes are occupied,…

  • Ipswich Borough Council Unveils New Corporate Strategy for a Thriving Ipswich

    Ipswich Borough Council Unveils New Corporate Strategy for a Thriving Ipswich

    Ipswich Borough Council is unveiling its new draft corporate strategy, aimed at fostering a prosperous and sustainable future for the borough and its residents. This strategy marks an important milestone in the council’s commitment to serving the community, driving positive change, and addressing key challenges facing Ipswich. The council will work closely with partners, stakeholders,…

  • Plans Progressing Well for Ipswich Carbon Neutral Depot

    Plans Progressing Well for Ipswich Carbon Neutral Depot

    An update report to Executive on 11 July advises that the new Carbon Neutral depot is due for completion by January 2025, in line with expiry of the lease on the current depot facility on Hadleigh Road Industrial Estate – home to the Council’s refuse, recycling, street cleaning and housing maintenance teams. The new building…

  • New Council Housing in Ravenswood to be Ready Next Year

    New Council Housing in Ravenswood to be Ready Next Year

    The construction of new homes in Ravenswood is progressing well, with sixty-seven council properties set to be available on the Ipswich council housing register next year. An update report to Ipswich Borough Council’s Executive advises that these new homes will be available for rent by the end of 2024. In addition, work to construct thirty…

  • Dr Dan Poulter MP 

    Dr Dan Poulter MP 

    Parliament has just returned from Whitsun recess and as ever, I have very much enjoyed spending much more time at home in Suffolk. I especially enjoyed my annual visit to the Suffolk Show, celebrating all that makes this county such a fantastic place to live and work and I am sure that many of you…

  • Ipswich set to host Suffolk Day celebrations

    Ipswich set to host Suffolk Day celebrations

    The Mayor of Ipswich is proud to host celebrations for Suffolk Day on 21 June 2023, led by a military parade through the town centre and county ceremony with a ‘Be Free in 23’ theme. Celebrations will start with an early morning parade by 4 Army Air Corps who will exercise its Freedom of the…

  • Over 40 community groups supported by Area Committee funding

    Over 40 community groups supported by Area Committee funding

    Over 40 community groups supported by Area Committee funding.