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  1. You Can Leave Your Cap On

    By Ian Clark on March 1st, 2016

    The Suffolk Waste Partnership has launched a campaign to encourage residents to recycle the aluminium screw tops from glass bottles such as wine, spirits and cooking ingredients, along with the glass bottles on which they came. The ‘Leave Your Cap …

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  2. Stowmarket Boys Brigade Open Evening

    By Ian Clark on February 21st, 2016

    Boys Brigade Band looking for new recruits.     Stowmarket Boys Brigade Band are looking for new recruits. It is a traditional marching band with drums, bugles and cymbals. We are holding an all ages open evening on Thursday 14the April at 7.00 …

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  3. An Evening with Jim Buttress

    By Ian Clark on February 7th, 2016

    Battisford & District Gardening Club “65 years in Horticulture” An evening with Jim Buttress You have seen him on TV’s “Big Allotment Challenge”, now come and listen to the former Superintendent of the Royal Parks and head judge of …

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  4. Orchard Barn News February 2016

    By Ian Clark on February 7th, 2016

    To the woods, to the woods . . . Volunteering at Orchard Barn is great fun but we occasionally get the chance to work off-site. Regular winter visits to a 200 acre wood near Hadleigh is a case in point. Several of us met at the woods one fine January …

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  5. Xmas and New Year and 2016 bin collection calendars

    By Sara Waterer on December 15th, 2015

      Mid Suffolk District Council no longer distributes bin collection calendars to residents but you can download them from the MSDC website using the following links. Waste and Recycling Collection Calender 2016  Christmas and New Year bin …

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  6. Pharmacies open during Christmas and New Year

    By Sara Waterer on December 15th, 2015

    Pharmacies open during Christmas and New Year

    Below is a link to a  newly released list of local pharmacies  open on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. https://www.england.nhs.uk/mids-east/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2015/12/suffolk-pharm-times.pdf   Gussy AlameinPress …

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  7. Help a family through Home-Start

    By Sara Waterer on December 14th, 2015

    Help a family through Home-Start

      Do you remember that being a parent can sometimes be very difficult? Are you a parent or have parenting experience? Could you spare a few hours each week to visit a family that don’t have family or friends nearby and feel isolated or …

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  8. Save time and money in 2016 : Buy your heating oil through a community bulk buying scheme

    By Sara Waterer on December 13th, 2015

    Save time and money in 2016 : Buy your heating oil through a community bulk buying scheme

    Community Action Suffolk (CAS) can save domestic households an average of £74 annually on heating oil. Higher volume users such as community groups and rural businesses can make an average yearly saving of £181. The heating oil is purchased in bulk …

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  9. Progress at Orchard Barn, the abridged version.

    By Orchard Barn on December 12th, 2015

      Between the back of the Barn and the vegetable plot there is a ditch. This ditch is gradually being dug out as it is a source of valuable building material (clay). So, whereas we used to be able to jump over the slight depression, there is now a …

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  10. Computer training at the Punch Bowl

    By Sara Waterer on October 30th, 2015

    Computer training at the Punch Bowl

    More computer training for those "of a certain age" The new series of Tuesday morning sessions at the Punch Bowl, Bowl Road, Battisford  is due to start early in November. If you are interested it's not to late to find out more: email …

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