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

5 May

2 June

7 July

4 August

18 August

1 September

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 2018:

Dates to be advised

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

FEBRUARY 2018

1st – 28th February - ArtLib – Work by Textile Art Group Suffolk (TAGS)
Textile Art Group Suffolk (TAGS) was formed in 1993. Members include embroiderers, spinners, weavers, papermakers and quilters although many of the artists have other specialities. The mixture of skills within the group provides a broad, lively environment in which to work. TAGS holds an annual exhibition at The Pond Gallery, Snape Maltings and takes up other exhibiting opportunities all over the county as they arise.

Book Group (Meets the first Thursday of the month at 2pm)
On 1st February we will be discussing “The Tidal Zone” by Sarah Moss. Please come along if you have read this title and would like to join in the discussion.

Friday 2nd February, 7.30-9pm - Transition Woodbridge & Greenprint Forum present Sky Ocean Rescue’s documentary “A Plastic Tide”
Over eight million tonnes of plastic enters the ocean each year, killing sea life. Now new evidence says it's entering our food chain with unknown health effects.
Free film though donations are welcome.

From Saturday 3rd February throughout the month – Sale of Donated Audio Visual Items
DVDs and CDs - come and pick up a bargain! All proceeds go to the Friends of Woodbridge Library.

Mondays 5th, 19th and 26th February, 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

Saturday 10th February, 10.15-11.45am – Talk by Mia Philips – “How To Love Your Life”
Continuing our regular talks at Woodbridge Library on the 2nd Saturday of the month, Suffolk Coastal Three Principles Community (www.facebook.com/SC3PC) welcomes you to February's discussion on How to Love Your Life! Your partner, job, home, finances - whatever is important to you. By exploring how our experience of life is created, moment by moment, we will discover how to let worry, anxiety and judgement fall away, to make room for love, peace and contentment. This simple, insight based understanding has no techniques - there is nothing to do or learn. Simply come along and listen, question and explore with us and enjoy a reconnection to your own infinite and innate wellbeing.
£5 on the door. For more details go to www.miaphilips.com.

Friday 16th February, 7.30pm – Woodbridge Library presents An Evening With ‘The Burkitt Family’
This family band hailing from the Bawdsey Peninsula offers a beguiling mix of contemporary and traditional acoustic music, featuring tight vocal harmonies and beautifully played arrangements of well chosen songs. Ross is an accomplished guitarist and singer and his partner Ali adds ethereal vocals and flute. Their 16-year old daughter Eliza wins new admirers wherever she plays with her fluent and assured violin playing and singing and they are now also joined by their son, 13-year old Sam, a very talented cellist and guitarist.
Tickets: £8 adults, £4 students/children. (Ticket price includes a drink.) Tickets to be bought in advance at the library counter.
All donations to support the Friends of Woodbridge Library.

Saturday 17th February, 9am-11am - Caroline Page, County Councillor for Woodbridge, will be holding her surgery at the library.

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

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)

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!

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
4th and 18th February – colouring in sheets and puzzle sheets will be provided.
11th and 25th February – come and join our volunteer to make something to take home!

MARCH 2018

WOODBRIDGE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED ON GOOD FRIDAY 30 MARCH 2018

Book Group (Meets the first Thursday of the month at 2pm)
On 1st March we will be discussing short stories written by William Trevor. Please come along if you have read any of these and would like to join in the discussion.

2nd - 30th March - ArtLib - Work by the New Horizons Club’s Art Group
The New Horizons Club’s art group holds its third exhibition at Woodbridge Library from 2nd - 30th March 2018. The group meets within the Club at St Mary’s Church House, Market Hill, Woodbridge. They are a mix of people with varied talents, some have been painting for many years, while others have found the delight of painting and colouring in their later years. They all enjoy the pleasure and benefits that art brings to their lives and the friendships made within the Club.
New Horizons Club provides a range of activities and entertainment for older people in the Woodbridge area. The Club meets on Monday and Thursday from 10am-2.30pm and includes a home cooked lunch. If you are interested in joining us contact Brenda on 07514 364752.

From Saturday 3rd March throughout the month - Sale of withdrawn non-fiction library books
All proceeds go to Woodbridge Library.

Mondays 5th, 12th and 19th February, 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

Saturday 10th March, 10.15-11.45am - Talk by Mia Philips - “Habits and Addictions”
Continuing our regular talks at Woodbridge Library on the second Saturday of the month, Suffolk Coastal Three Principles Community (www.facebook.com/SC3PC) welcomes you to March’s talk on “Habits and Addictions”. We will explore how easily they can drop away once we know how and from where our experience of life is created. This simple, insight based understanding enables you to see that you are not your habit or addiction and you have everything you need to be free of it for good... without techniques or will power! But don’t take my word for it, come along and listen, question and explore with us, and enjoy a reconnection to your own infinite and innate wellbeing.
£5 on the door.

Saturday 17th February, 9am-11am - Caroline Page, County Councillor for Woodbridge, will be holding her surgery at the library.

Saturday 17th March, 7.30pm - Friends of Woodbridge Library present the Library Quiz Night
Another in the series of great library quizzes, questions will cover topics such as geography, history, books, anniversaries and more and, as the date is St Patrick’s Day, there will be a few questions about Ireland! Bring friends and family for a brain-teasing and fun evening.
Maximum six people per team, £4 per person (payable on the night).
Bring your own drinks/glasses/nibbles.
Please pre-register your team name at Woodbridge Library, tel. 01394 446510, email woodbridge.library@suffolklibraries.co.uk

Wednesday 20th March, 10-11.30am - 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.

Tuesday 27th March, 12.30-1.15pm - Friends of Woodbridge Library Lunchtime Concert with Ian Kelleher
The lunchtime music on Tuesday 27th March will be a performance by Ian Kelleher on guitar. He completed the Advanced Solo Studies Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1990. Since then he has developed his passion for teaching and has continued to pursue his performing interests in both solo and ensemble playing. His current project is running the Great Dunmow Guitar Club to help players develop their performance skills as well as promoting guitar music. He teaches in Essex and Hertfordshire and recorded his first CD with guitarist Sue Williams in 2012. His latest recording is titled “Time and Peace” and was released in 2016. His programme will include music from Brazil, France and Spain.

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

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 Activities:
Every Sunday -10.30am-12 noon - colouring in sheets and puzzle sheets will be provided.

SUFFOLK WILDLIFE TRUST - WINTER EVENTS AT FOXBURROW FARM

Family afternoon 'Pancakes, pancakes'
Tuesday 13th February 1.30-3.30pm
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

Family afternoon 'Nest box building'
Wednesday 14th February 1-3pm
Location: Foxburrow Farm, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Melton near Woodbridge IP12 1NA
£6 per box. Book Online.
Book online: http://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/
Telephone 01473 890089

Young wardens 'Living willow' for 11 - 16 years
Thursday 16th February 1-3 pm
Location: Foxburrow Farm, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Melton near Woodbridge IP12 1NA
Child £5. Book Online.
Book online: http://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/
Telephone 01473 890089

Activity Day 'The Enchanted Wood' for Children aged 6- 12 years
Friday 16th February 10am – 2pm
Location: Foxburrow Farm, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Melton near Woodbridge IP12 1NA
Child £7. Book Online.
Book online: http://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/
Telephone 01473 890089

Activity Day for home educated children aged 6- 12years 'Alive and Deadly'
Tuesday 20th February 10am – 2pm
Location: Foxburrow Farm, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Melton near Woodbridge IP12 1NA
Child £7. Book Online.
Book online: http://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/
Telephone 01473 890089

I am sending you the latest programme of talks for 2018. They maybe of interest to people in your community. Please feel free to circulate this information on notice boards or in publications. We would be so grateful for your help.

 

SUFFOLK PLANT HERITAGE

Please click on the link below to see the 2018 programme of talks.

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THE SUFFOLK WALKING FESTIVAL MAY 2018

The 11th Suffolk Walking Festival launches on Saturday 12th May and is going to the largest festival to date with over 120 events spread across 3 weeks. The Suffolk Walking Festival has come a long way in its 11 years. From small beginnings the event has grown and grown to encompass all of the county with a wide variety of imaginative and creative walks. This year also sees the introduction of the first ever Fringe Festival, a series of activities that are designed to get you close to nature in the very heart of Suffolk’s countryside.

The Walking Festival explores every corner of Suffolk, revealing hidden secrets and special gems from the impressive estate of Helmingham Park, to scenes that inspired Constable, to a dragon on a hillside! This year you can experience the Dawn Chorus with bird watching experts, identify wild flowers at Sizewell Belts, and listen out for the earie churring of a Nightjar. Learn all about England’s Silk Capital, visit the Home of Horseracing, and get to grips with the Horrible History of Ipswich! We have Nordic Walking, Health Walks and Mindfullness Walks. The Lions Charity even have a Mutt Strutt around Alton Water for 2 and 4 legged walkers – there really is something for everyone!

The Festival launches in the impressive surroundings of St Peter’s Hall, home to the world famous St Peter’s Brewery. Tickets to attend the launch and all of the 125 events are available from March. More information can be found at www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk with copies of the Festival brochure available from March in your local library and Tourist Information Centre.

HEALTH WALKS PROGRAMME 2018

To be advised