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New exhibition

A new exhibition by Suffolk Artist Hannah Aria runs between July 22nd and July 28th at the Carousel Art Gallery in Framlingham. The exhibition will be open 10am-5pm on weekdays and Saturday and 11am-3pm on Sunday. Admission is free. “Embellish” features a wide selection of Aria’s emotive Resin and Impasto works. All of the 30cm

Chantry Academy celebrates

Students and staff at Chantry Academy are celebrating after the school’s commitment to arts and cultural education was awarded the Platinum level in the Artsmark Award, the highest possible grading a school can achieve. The Artsmark Award, which is valid for two years and accredited by Arts Council England, helps build young people’s confidence, character

700 mile cycle ride for friends

Two friends from Ipswich will cycle the 700 miles to Scafell Pike and back in an epic challenge for Muscular Dystrophy UK – despite having barely been on a bike for many years. Bored of lockdown and wanting a challenge, Alex Pilgrim came up with the idea in April and messaged his friends on WhatsApp

Pet Pageant

St Elizabeth Hospice is calling on pet owners to share photos of their much-loved companions for the charity’s first ever, fundraising pet pageant. Lanuched on 1st July, pet owners from across Ipswich and Suffolk are encouraged to enter photos of their dapper dogs, cute cats and more exotic furry and scaly friends into the virtual

Reconnecting older residents

East Suffolk Council has started trialling a new scheme which helps reconnect older residents who are vulnerable due to social isolation. The East Suffolk Grandpad Loan Scheme is aimed at tackling social isolation amongst mainly older residents who have little or no contact with loved ones or the outside world due to a lack of

Play areas and skateparks will start re-opening from tomorrow

Preparation work is underway as East Suffolk Council starts the process of re-opening play areas and skateparks following further easing of lockdown restrictions. Following the latest announcement from the Government, East Suffolk Council and East Suffolk Norse are busy preparing for play areas and skateparks to start re-opening from tomorrow, Saturday 4 July. This includes

Hospice shops re-opening

Independent Suffolk charity St Elizabeth Hospice has announced the staggered reopening of its charity shops throughout East Anglia following temporary closure due to COVID-19. From today (Wednesday 1st July) St Elizabeth Hospice is commencing a phased reopening of its charity shops beginning with its Martlesham Heath and Holywells Retail Centres and Heath Road charity shop.

Enjoy your time outside – but take litter home!

Enjoy your time outdoors but please don’t litterAs restrictions begin to ease, more people are enjoying time at East Suffolk’s beaches, open spaces and countryside however the increase in visitors has also brought an unwelcome increase in litter. As people spend more time outdoors, the amount of litter discarded across the district has increased dramatically.

Upgrade to Ipswich Train Station

A new shop and upgraded toilet facilities are part of £3m of improvements planned for Ipswich railway station. Work is due to start this month on a scheme to relocate the ticket office, create space for a new shop, refurbish and relocate the toilets and upgrade staff facilities. At the same time, the station will

Tide Mill reopens

Woodbridge Tide Mill Museum is re-opening on Saturday and Sunday 4 – 5 July. After that weekend it will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The Mill has acquired the Industry Standard ‘Good To Go’ mark which means that it has followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, has a Risk Assessment in place and

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