Current Events

CAR BOOT SALES 2018

B1438 Melton Road, Melton

Temporary no parking restrictions on the western (playing fields) side of Melton Road for 50 metres either side of entrance to playing fields. NO parking or loading/unloading. Disabled passengers will be able to alight in the playing fields.

Reason for restrictions

To enable safe access and egress to the Cancer Research Car Boot Sales

Date of restrictions

To be notified

All 05:00 to 14:00 hours

MOBILE POLICE STATION VISITS TO MELTON (WOODS LANE / HALL FARM ROAD)

The schedule of visits to Melton in 2017:

17 January

11 April

4 July

26 September

19 December

All dates are Tuesdays and the mobile police station will attend on Woods Lane, at the entrance to Hall Farm Road, from 14.00 to 15.30 hrs.

 

CATERPILLAR CHILDREN'S CENTRE, 7 CUMBERLAND STREET, WOODBRIDGE IP12 4AH

We open Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9:15 – 16:30. Wednesday 10.00 – 16.30, Friday 9.15 to 15.00 and you’ll find us here in the school holidays too. We offer FREE activities at the centre and in a few local venues, for children aged 0-5 years and their families. You could also stop by the centre, to pick up a programme and find out what’s going on or how we can help you and your family. The aim of Surestart Children’s Centres is to improve outcomes for all children aged 0-5 years and their families. We are welcoming, friendly places where children and families can drop in to find support, help and information on a wide range of subjects. Our wish as a team is to ‘Help you grow safely’ and ensure that In the area where you live every child has the chance to have the best start in life. Please call (01394) 388276 for more information Email:caterpillar@suffolk.gov.uk

 

WOODBRIDGE LIBRARY EVENTS

DECEMBER 2017

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LIBRARY WILL CLOSE AT 1PM ON SUNDAY 24TH DECEMBER AND WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY ON MONDAY 25TH DECEMBER, TUESDAY 26TH DECEMBER AND WEDNESDAY 27TH DECEMBER.

Saturday story time – every Saturday at 10.30am
Come and enjoy hearing stories being read out loud. Saturday storytime starts at 10.30am.
For 2-5 year olds. Drop-in sessions so no need to book. Free!

1st – 31st December - ArtLib – Paintings by Karen and Roger Mead
Karen and Roger Mead are holding their second exhibition of paintings in Woodbridge Library as part of the ArtLib series of events.
They have a cottage in Woodbridge and are both painters in watercolours, oils, pastels and ink. After their first exhibition in the library of purely Suffolk scenes they decided that this exhibition would be a mixture of subjects, in all media, again in the traditional manner. All paintings will be for sale.

From Saturday 2nd December throughout the month – Sale of withdrawn adult fiction
Come and pick up a bargain! All proceeds go to Woodbridge Library.

Saturday 2nd December, 7.30pm - Evening concert by the Woodbridge School Chamber Orchestra
This festive concert will be the orchestra’s first performance in Woodbridge Library. The ticket price of £8 (£4 for students) will include an interval drink and a mince pie.
Come and join us for the culmination of what will be a thoroughly enjoyable feast of music. Tickets are available from the Library or you can reserve your seat by telephoning 01394 446510.

Book Group (Meets the first Thursday of the month at 2pm)
On 7th December we will be discussing “Mothering Sunday” by Graham Swift. Please come along if you have read this title and would like to join in the discussion.

Sunday 10th December - Sunday 17th December – Display by Common Ground Theatre Company for their production of Sherlock Holmes and the Hooded Lance
Best known for their hugely successful Christmas shows for Eastern Angles Theatre Company and for their own company, Common Ground, join writing team, Pat Whymark and Julian Harries, for a classic Christmas mystery with all the Common Ground trimmings – sparkling wit, ingenious staging, hilarious songs and surreal flights of festive fancy.

Friday 15th December – Friday Knitting Group stall
The library’s Friday Knitting Group are having a stall of knitted seasonal decorations to help raise funds for the Friends of Woodbridge Library.

Saturday 16th December, 9am-11am - Caroline Page, County Councillor for Woodbridge, will be holding her surgery at the library.

Saturday 16th December, 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm) - Librarian Theatre production of Alice in Wonderland
Librarian Theatre are a touring theatre company visiting Woodbridge Library with an original stage adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”. Formed in 2015 to work in partnership with libraries, Librarian Theatre use their varied spaces to make top-quality professional theatre accessible to all, while at the same time supporting library services. This production is supported by a grant from the Arts Council.
Entitled “Alice in the Cuckoo’s Nest”, the play is a modern re-imagining of Carroll’s work and, as well as portraying the well-known characters that Alice meets, the production does not shy away from the darker sides of the story, tackling the theme of mental well-being in an open and sympathetic way.
Tickets are £7.50 for adults and £4 for students (aged 12+) and are available from the Library in person or on 01394 446510 or from the Librarian Theatre website: www.librariantheatre.com
The show lasts approximately one hour with no interval.

Wednesday 20th December, 2pm-3.30pm – Visit by the Woodbridge & District Safer Neighbourhood Team
Come along to the mobile police surgery and talk to members of the local Safer Neighbourhood Team about any concerns you have. They will also be happy to give advice on crime reduction.

Costa Coffee book sale
Costa Coffee on The Thoroughfare now have a book shelf selling donated fiction. All titles are 50p and 100% of money raised goes to support Woodbridge Library. Drink coffee whilst supporting your local library!

Friends of Woodbridge library goodies!
Show your support for your local library by carrying a cotton shopping bag bearing the Friends logo. It's only £3. There is also a bookmark for £1. Again it has the Friends logo on it - and it is magnetic which means you can't lose it from the last page you read!

Meeting room and display boards available for hire
Community / charity / private groups - £10 per hour (minimum booking of two hours)
Commercial / statutory groups - £15 per hour (minimum booking of two hours)
Display boards - £10 per week
Staffed table display in the main library – £10 per half day

Citizens Advice Bureau
Someone from the CAB is available for help and advice every Monday between 10am and noon.

The Friends of Woodbridge Library
If you’re enthusiastic about libraries, would enjoy helping to organise library events and are willing to help with our fundraising activities, please ask a member of staff for more details.

Woodbridge Novelists (Meets fortnightly on Wednesday mornings)
This is a reciprocal critiquing group for novel-writers who are working towards publication. For more details and contact information please visit https://sites.google.com/site/woodbridgenovelists/home

Creative Writing for All (Meets the second Tuesday of the month from 2-4pm)
Contact Jeannie@butterwicks.com for more details.

Writers’ Workshop (Meets the second Tuesday of the month from 5.30-7.30pm)
If you like to write for pleasure, you love words and you have imagination, have you thought of joining Writers’ Workshop at Woodbridge Library? The group does homework” on one fortnight and structure (plot, characterisation etc) on the other. Homework/own choice of work is reviewed by the group who give positive not negative feedback and word exercises are tackled if time allows. You can attend one or both sessions but it is not a “course” – you are not taught to write. The Workshop is free.
Interested? Please email Jeannie@butterwicks.com to open doors to creative writing.

Every Friday at 2pm is the Knitting Club
For all types of knitters from expert to beginners, come and share your knowledge or pick up some tips.

Arts & Crafts Group (Meets second Wednesday of the month at 10am)
Enables older people and their carers to take part in activities such as collage, card making, printing and modelling.

Play Reading (Meets the third Thursday of the month at 2pm)
Come to listen or join in for an afternoon of light-hearted drama, comedy or mystery. All welcome!

Games Club (Meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 2pm)
Now includes Dominoes! Improve your vocabulary and exercise your mind muscles with Scrabble or practice strategy or balance with Dominoes.

Woodbridge Area Gamers
Meets in the main library on the second Saturday of each month 1-5pm.
This group plays modern strategy board games (e.g. Carcassonne, Powergrid, Caylus, 7 Wonders, Hey! That’s My Fish, Blokus, and many more).
For more information contact nigel@foden.me.uk, on 07740 173 091 or see details on the web (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/1150)

Bookstart
Every Wednesday 10.30-10.50am Bookstart Baby Bounce Soothing songs and gentle nursery rhymes for babies and their grown-ups;
11.15-11.45am Bookstart Tot Rock Rhyme and rhythm: music, songs and action rhymes for toddlers with their parents and carers.
Every Friday 10.30-11.00am Bookstart Story and Rhyme Time Stories and more for young children accompanied by an adult.

Kid’s Club Craft Activities:
Every Sunday -10.30am-12 noon
3rd and 17th December – colouring in sheets and puzzle sheets will be provided.
10th and 24th December – come and join our volunteer to make something to take home!

JANUARY 2018

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED ON MONDAY 1ST JANUARY BUT WILL BE OPEN AS USUAL AFTER THAT DATE.

NatWest Community Banker - every other Tuesday, 1.30-4.30pm
Help and support with staying safe and secure online, information about alternative ways to bank and support with community educational events to help make you financially fitter.
Contact: Amanda Lawrence, 07711763209, amanda.lawrence@natwest.com

Saturday story time – every Saturday at 10.30am
Come and enjoy hearing stories being read out loud. Saturday story time starts at 10.30am.
For 2-5 year olds. Drop-in sessions so no need to book. Free!

2nd – 31st January - ArtLib – Work by Suffolk Creative Photographic Group
The members of Suffolk Creative Photographic Group will be showing their latest exhibition at Woodbridge Library during January. With new images and a diverse mix of styles and subjects, it promises to be one of their best yet. Publicity Officer John Thompson said “We always enjoy exhibiting our images and receiving feedback from visitors”.
The Group was formed in early 2011 by a group of photographers whose aim is to be forward thinking and creative in photography, to help each other and to freely share their knowledge and skills.
The exhibition will be open during library hours from Tuesday 2nd to Wednesday 31st January and entry is free.
Contact: Tel: 01449 676471 or John@scpg.co.uk www.scpg.co.uk

Book Group (Meets the first Thursday of the month at 2pm)
On 4th January we will be discussing “Salt to the Sea” by Ruta Sepetys. Please come along if you have read this title and would like to join in the discussion.

From Saturday 6th January throughout the month – January sale! Sale of donated books.
Come and pick up a bargain! All proceeds go to the Friends of Woodbridge Library.

Saturday 13th January, 10.15-11.45am – Talk by Mia Philips - A Whole New Way of Looking at Mental Health
Starting in January Suffolk Coastal Three Principles Community (www.facebook.com/SC3PC) will be holding regular talks at Woodbridge Library every second Saturday of the month, between 10:15-11:45am. Mia Phillips (Mental Health Educator and Three Principles Practitioner) will lead conversations that will explore how our experience of life is created, our innate resilience, and our true nature. In January we will focus on how to kick start the New Year by exploring the value of setting goals from a place of clarity and the fun of pursing them with a sense of creativity! £5 on the door. www.miaphilips.com

Tuesday 16th January, 12.45pm-1.30pm – Friends of Woodbridge Library (FOWL) Music at Lunchtime concert
‘Mr Tim’, jazz saxophonist ‘Timbo’ Sadler will be playing for us again today in our series of popular lunchtime concerts. Tim has been playing the saxophone for 47 years and can often be seen busking in the local area.
Free entry but any donations for the Friends of Woodbridge Library gratefully received.

Saturday 20th January, 9am-11am - Caroline Page, County Councillor for Woodbridge, will be holding her surgery at the library

Mondays 22nd and 29th January, 11.15am-12.45pm - Mindfulness and Meditation
Learn to relax and unwind, to combat stress, anxiety and worry through the practices of Mindfulness and Meditation.
Sessions are run on a drop-in basis. £10.00 per session. All very welcome.
Enquiries: debrawoodbridge@gmail.com / www.harnessinghappiness.co.uk Tel: 01394 450066

Friday 26th January, 2-3pm - FOWL (Friends of Woodbridge Library) Events Group
If anyone would like to help at events organised by the Friends of Woodbridge Library please contact Kellie Dimmock (kellie.dimmock@suffolklibraries.co.uk) or phone the library on 01394 446510.

Citizens Advice Bureau
Someone from the CAB is available for help and advice every Monday between 10am and noon.

Costa Coffee book sale
Costa Coffee on The Thoroughfare now have a book shelf selling donated fiction. All titles are 50p and 100% of money raised goes to support Woodbridge Library. Drink coffee whilst supporting your local library!

Friends of Woodbridge library goodies!
Show your support for your local library by carrying a cotton shopping bag bearing the Friends logo. It's only £3. There is also a bookmark for £1. Again it has the Friends logo on it - and it is magnetic which means you can't lose it from the last page you read!

Meeting room and display boards available for hire
Community / charity / private groups - £10 per hour (minimum booking of two hours)
Commercial / statutory groups - £15 per hour (minimum booking of two hours)
Display boards - £10 per week
Staffed table display in the main library – £10 per half day

The Friends of Woodbridge Library
If you’re enthusiastic about libraries, would enjoy helping to organise library events and are willing to help with our fundraising activities, please ask a member of staff for more details.

Woodbridge Novelists (Meets fortnightly on Wednesday mornings)
This is a reciprocal critiquing group for novel-writers who are working towards publication. For more details and contact information please visit https://sites.google.com/site/woodbridgenovelists/home

Creative Writing for All (Meets the second Tuesday of the month from 2-4pm)
Contact Jeannie@butterwicks.com for more details.

Writers’ Workshop (Meets the second Tuesday of the month from 5.30-7.30pm)
If you like to write for pleasure, you love words and you have imagination, have you thought of joining Writers’ Workshop at Woodbridge Library? The group does homework” on one fortnight and structure (plot, characterisation etc) on the other. Homework/own choice of work is reviewed by the group who give positive not negative feedback and word exercises are tackled if time allows. You can attend one or both sessions but it is not a “course” – you are not taught to write. The Workshop is free.
Interested? Please email Jeannie@butterwicks.com to open doors to creative writing.

Every Friday at 2pm is the Knitting Club
For all types of knitters from expert to beginners, come and share your knowledge or pick up some tips.

Arts & Crafts Group (Meets second Wednesday of the month at 10am)
Enables older people and their carers to take part in activities such as collage, card making, printing and modelling.

Play Reading (Meets the third Thursday of the month at 2pm)
Come to listen or join in for an afternoon of light-hearted drama, comedy or mystery. All welcome!

Games Club (Meets the fourth Thursday of the month at 2pm)
Now includes Dominoes! Improve your vocabulary and exercise your mind muscles with Scrabble or practice strategy or balance with Dominoes.

Woodbridge Area Gamers
Meets in the main library on the second Saturday of each month 1-5pm.
This group plays modern strategy board games (e.g. Carcassonne, Powergrid, Caylus, 7 Wonders, Hey! That’s My Fish, Blokus, and many more).
For more information contact nigel@foden.me.uk, on 07740 173 091 or see details on the web (http://www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/1150)

Bookstart
Every Wednesday 10.30-10.50am Bookstart Baby Bounce Soothing songs and gentle nursery rhymes for babies and their grown-ups;
11.15-11.45am Bookstart Tot Rock Rhyme and rhythm: music, songs and action rhymes for toddlers with their parents and carers.
Every Friday 10.30-11.00am Bookstart Story and Rhyme Time Stories and more for young children accompanied by an adult.

Kid’s Club Craft Activities:
Every Sunday -10.30am-12 noon
7th and 21st January – come and join our volunteer to make something to take home!
14th and 28th January – colouring in sheets and puzzle sheets will be provided.


SUFFOLK WILDLIFE TRUST - AUTUMN EVENTS AT FOXBURROW FARM

Wild Tots for 1 – 5 year olds and their carers.
Outdoor play led by Forest School leader.
Wednesday 13th December 10.30am-12noon
Location: Foxburrow Farm, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Melton near Woodbridge IP12 1NA
Child £4, adults free. Book Online.
Book online: http://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/
Telephone 01473 890089

Stickman Family morning
Wednesday 20th December, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Location: Foxburrow Farm, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Melton near Woodbridge IP12 1NA
Child £4, adults £2. Book Online.
Book online: http://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/
Telephone 01473 890089

HEALTH WALKS PROGRAMME AUTUMN 2017

For details <click here>