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16th September 2019

Suffolk News

Vote for Your Favourite Community Project

As part of the East Suffolk Business & Community Awards, the public are invited to vote on the Enabling Communities Award. The finalists for this award have been shortlisted from all the community projects that have received funding from the East Suffolk Enabling Communities Budget or Exemplar Grant over the past 18 months. Voting is

HMRC phone scam warning

Police have warned Suffolk residents to be vigilant to after receiving a number of reports of a telephone scam involving bogus callers claiming to be from HM Revenue and Customs.

Poetry Live at Library

Two well-known local poets will be reading their work at Woodbridge Library in early September. Kate Foley, President of the Suffolk Poetry Society, has published ten collections of poems and is well-known across Europe for her live performances and workshops, often with artists from other disciplines. She is a former head of English Heritage’s scientific

Suffolk Constabulary volunteer role-players

Have you ever thought about joining Suffolk Constabulary’s volunteer role player scheme? Role playing is just one of a number of volunteering opportunities available within Suffolk police. Whether it’s a chance to give back to the community, a way of supporting the police or simply having a bit of fun and honing their acting skills,

Community grants – apply now!

Voluntary groups and charities in Ipswich can apply for Borough Council cash grants of up to £20,000. The window for applications for 2020 / 2021 is open from tomorrow (Friday 30th August) until noon on Friday 11th October. Successful applicants are required to have a legal governance structure and be able to clearly describe and

Get ready for Women on Wheels Kesgrave

Helmets at the ready, the popular female only cycling event is coming to Kesgrave on Sunday 1 September! Women on Wheels events are mass participation female only bike rides, which focuses on the fun, friendly and inclusive aspects of cycling – all while raising money for a good cause. Girls and women of all ages

Boost for new Woodbridge cultural event

A new music and arts festival taking place in Woodbridge this weekend has received a funding boost from an East Suffolk councillor. The Woodbridge Festival of Art and Music takes place on 31 August at Elmshurst Park and will feature live music, art, an eco-zone, yoga, children’s activities and more. Cllr Rachel Smith-Lyte, East Suffolk

Art on the Prom

A feast for the arts as Art on the Prom returns, Sunday 1st September. The free art festival, in its 16th year, will stretch along the Felixstowe seafront from the pier to the Spa Gardens, showcasing over 100 artists to over 20,000 visitors during one of the biggest outdoor art festivals in Suffolk. A wide

Ipswich Heritage Open Days 2019

The Ipswich Society is co-ordinating the Heritage Open Days event in Ipswich again on behalf of the town and the participants. The buildings listed, many of which are not normally open to the public, represent seven centuries of our town’s history. There are more than 35 buildings open in 2019, along with free guided walks

Suffolk Residents Settle the Nation’s Cream Tea Debate

Residents in Suffolk have settled the nation’s long-standing debate on how to enjoy a perfect cream tea and whether jam or cream should be spread onto a scone first. During Afternoon Tea Week, more than 300 locals participated in Stokes Sauces’ poll on Facebook and Twitter, which revealed that the ‘Suffolk way’ to enjoy a

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