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31st March 2020

Ipswich News

Ipswich officers supporting half term sports session

Police officers from Ipswich will be using the half term break to great effect by engaging with children and teenagers at a week-long sports session. The event at Maple Park will see a comprehensive sports and physical activity programme where a wide variety of events are taking place, led by Ipswich Borough Council. The aim

Suffolk Wedding Show

Could Pinterest and DIY weddings eventually replace the humble wedding show? Melissa Neisler Dickinson the Event Manager of The Suffolk Wedding Show gives her point of view,“Since the early days of my very first shows back in 2006, wedding trends have changed considerably. Many couples are now looking for a more rustic and relaxed approach

Come and cuddle a lamb

February is fast approaching and life on the Farm is getting quite hectic. The Farm open it’s doors on Saturday 15th February and will be starting the new season with lambing (and hopefully a litter of piglets). The new lambs love to sit on your lap and if you are very lucky you may even

Ipswich Parks reopen following Storm

Ipswich Borough Council opened the town’s parks and cemeteries at 10am today but advised visitors that they could be closed again at very short notice if wind speeds increase during the day. “Our teams were out at daybreak to inspect the parks and to clear up any debris and check for tree damage inflicted by

Ipswich parks to be inspected for storm damage

Ipswich Borough Council is hopeful that parks will open later today (Monday 10th Feb) but said safety inspections are being carried out first. “There has been some damage to trees from Storm Ciara and we need to make sure that any loose branches and debris are cleared – public safety is our priority,” said a

Take care during Storm Ciara

Updates: 08.50 09.02.20: all Ipswich Parks and Cemeteries will remain closed today  Christchurch Mansion therefore will also be closed for as well. 8am 09.02.20:  Be advised that Orwell Bridge is closed and diversions are in place. ——————— With Storm Ciara forecast to bring strong winds to Suffolk tomorrow Ipswich Borough Council is advising people to

Slapstick musical

This February half-term, the National award-winning CTC return to the Seckford Theatre in Woodbridge with everyone’s favourite fun gangster musical BUGSY MALONE! complete with custard pies and splurge guns! Bugsy Malone is a master class in musical comedy. Set in New York City, two gangs square off in a 1920s rivalry of Capone-ian standards.  Dandy Dan’s

Ride Fest 2020

90 minutes, 2 bikes, 1 team – who will travel the furthest for RideFest 2020? Local businesses are being called upon again to see who will be RideFest Champions for 2020. With a few tweaks to the rules from last year, each company is asked to assemble a team of nine riders to cycle on

Spring at the New Wolsey

This Spring, join the New Wolsey Theatre as they present the hilarious musical, murderous romp Burke and Hare, a new version by Tom Wentworth. Plus read on for more great shows coming to the venue.

Preschool project to bring the community together

Supported by funding from East Suffolk Council, a new intergenerational event launched this week bringing preschool children together with older members of the Nacton and Bucklesham community. East Suffolk ward councillors for Orwell and Villages, Cllrs Richard Kerry and Melissa Allen donated £200 from their Enabling Communities Budgets to the Nacton and Bucklesham Under 5s

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