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Suffolk Remembers goes Virtual

A popular Suffolk remembrance event will go ahead despite the current challenges presented by the Coronavirus pandemic. Following government advice, provided at the beginning of May, St Elizabeth Hospice’s memoriam event, Suffolk Remembers will this year be held virtually to ensure everyone remains safe during this time. The annual event, sponsored by the East of

Backing community businesses after COVID

East Anglian housebuilder Hopkins Homes has teamed up with a national charity to support community businesses across the region as they recover from the coronavirus pandemic. The company has partnered with the Plunkett Foundation to provide free support and the expertise from the charity’s network of advisors under their Hopkins Plunkett Communities Scheme. Community businesses

Nosy Neighbours

Britain has been transformed into a nation of nosy neighbours after being stuck at home during lockdown. In a study of 2,000 adults, 41 per cent admitted to keeping a closer eye on their neighbours’ movements since the pandemic struck. Peeking at those not observing lockdown rules or not clapping for the NHS – and

Competition: artwork for stations to thank key workers

In addition to “clapping for carers”, Greater Anglia is now asking the public to get involved in thanking key workers by designing a poster for display at its major stations. Following a well-received display of posters created by staff at Cambridge station, Greater Anglia has now launched a competition asking people to create a poster

Cancelled Events Noticeboard

Please note following the advanced measures taken by the Government you should assume that all public events are now cancelled. However we will keep this page open as some details are included on future plans/postponment etc. If you have cancelled/postponed an event and would like to inform people on refunds etc and would like it

Stowmarket cricketers net funding boost

Cricketers at all ages and levels in Stowmarket declared themselves delighted with a funding boost from UK Power Networks. Stowmarket Cricket Club has been presented with a £250 grant from the power company which delivers electricity across the East of England. The money will be put towards the building of a new mobile net facility

CANCELLED: Stowmarket Choir’s Requiem

Stowmarket Chorale have cancelled their forthcoming concert, Fauré’s Requiem, due to be held in Stowmarket on Saturday 21st March 2020. For further details contact pr@stowmarketchorale.org.uk

Stowmarket Mayor presents cheque to Stowmarket Chorale

On behalf of Stowmarket Town Council, the Mayor, Cllr Paul Ekpenyong presented a cheque for £400 to Stowmarket Chorale, to assist with the venue and publicity costs for the forthcoming concert. Fauré’s Requiem will be performed at the URC, Ipswich Street, Stowmarket on Saturday 21st March 2020 at 7.30pm. Tickets available at www.stowmarketchorale.org.uk or on

Series of Spring Walks

A Suffolk organisation aims to get more people walking this Spring with a series of free guided walks. The East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership will run a guided walk over five Saturdays from 29 February until 4 April with each one starting and ending at a Greater Anglia rail station on the Ipswich –

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