What is a megabash, you ask? It is a community event designed to get people actively involved in practical wildlife conservation & looking after the land on their doorstep! 1st Megabash takes place on Martlesham Common Saturday 25th January 10:00-15:30. Help with scrub clearance, dead hedging, felling sycamore and path work.Tea and coffee available plus jacket potatoes cooked over a bonfire. All tools and training provided. Please wear stout footwear and appropriate clothing.
10.00AM – 3.30PM
Meet at Community Hall Car Park off Felixstowe Road
For more information visit the Parish Council’s website
Tree Warden volunteer opportunity
Martlesham Parish Council are looking for a Volunteer Tree Warden. To find out more about this exciting volunteer role, see the Parish Council’s website To apply, contact the contact the Parish Clerk by 31st January.
Recycling Talk by Sharon Lockhart from FCC 31st January
Hosted by Transition Woodbridge at Woodbridge Salvation Army at 18:30-20:30. https://transitionwoodbridge.org.uk/event/recycling-talk-by-sharon-lockhart/
Solitary Bees – The Forgotten Bees. An illustrated talk by Hawk Honey.
6th February 11:00 at Waldringfield Village Hall, courtesy of Waldringfield Wildlife Group.
The 2020 Suffolk Naturalists Society Conference “On the Verge of Success”
To be held at Wherstead Park on Sat Feb 29th 2020. For more info / to book tickets visit: http://www.sns.org.uk/pages/conference.shtml
AONB Grants now open for bids
The various grants from and administered by both Dedham Vale and Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONBs are now open for applications. Deadlines for applications vary but are all in mid March 2020, for grant spend April 2020 to March 2021.
Full details of the funds, their geographical range and their priorities, plus applications forms, are available on these webpages:
Ecosurety Exploration Fund
Aimed at projects that measurably reduce the environmental impact of packaging, batteries or Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment through innovation or research. Find out more by visiting: https://www.ecosurety.com/impact/exploration-fund/ .
Closing date for bids is 10th March 2020