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...

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Parish Halls Rushmere St Andrew 

Winter Warm Up Sessions If you would welcome a warm space and some company this winter, Parish Halls RSA are hosting free winter warm up sessions at Rushmere Village Hall. Thanks to the Cost of Living Winter Grant Fund from East Suffolk Council we are able to offer...

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Running Club Puts In Miles for Charity

Members of a running club on the Essex/Suffolk border will be putting their training into practice for a good cause when they join forces to run for 24 hours and raise funds for bowel cancer research. Members of the Brantham Leisure Club Running Club (BLC On the Run)...

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RSPB Ipswich Local Group 

Ipswich Local Group’s programme of Indoor Meetings continues throughout the winter with a full programme of interesting talks. In February, Simon Hooton a retired conservation manager with Suffolk Wildlife Trust, will be talking about The Secret Life of Swifts, then...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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