News

  1. Rural crime update from Police Connect

    By Sara Waterer on October 21st, 2015

    Burglary – Herringswell Between 5.30pm Thursday 15th & 8.45am Friday 16th October, an insecure barn at a property in Herringswell Road, Herringswell was entered and a number of items of horse tack were stolen. The items stolen include a …

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  2. Orchard Barn achievements

    By Sara Waterer on October 21st, 2015

    Orchard Barn achievements

    Autumn is traditionally a time for looking back over the year just gone and remembering our achievements. The past few months at Orchard Barn have been particularly busy, both on and off site.  Over winter we completed a seat/display board at West …

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  3. Fundraising for St Mary's Church roof update from Rev Chris Childs

    By Sara Waterer on October 1st, 2015

    Fundraising for St Mary's Church roof  update from Rev Chris Childs

    Thank you for your incredible response to the news that thieves have removed all the lead from the north aisle roof and half that from the south. The public meeting was attended by 78 people from our community and we were much encouraged by the …

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  4. Wattle be the future for Orchard Barn?

    By Sara Waterer on October 1st, 2015

    Over the past two or three months several new volunteers have joined the regulars at Orchard Barn. And as we all know, many hands make light work. We have also had a number of donations of tools and materials, for which we are always very …

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  5. Donation to the renovation of St Marys Church Roof at Combs

    By Combs Fete Committee on September 1st, 2015

    Donation to the renovation of St Marys Church Roof at Combs

    Combs Fete committee chairman Stuart Scarff and other fete committee members presented a cheque of £4,000 to Rev Chris Childs on 31st August 2015 at the inaugural meeting of the church roof renovation fund. The donation will be a considerable help …

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  6. St Mary’s Church community in Combs, Stowmarket distraught after £3,000 of lead stolen from roof

    By Sara Waterer on August 25th, 2015

    St Mary’s Church community in Combs, Stowmarket distraught after £3,000 of lead stolen from roof

    Sadly we have to report that the lead was stolen from the roof of our village church on Sunday night which is causing great distress as it is estimated that it will cost in the region of £150,000 to repair the damage caused. Unfortunately the church …

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  7. 2015 Combs Village fete - update

    By Sara Waterer on August 20th, 2015

    ‘The beer is running short’ was a whisper going around on the American themed Fete Day. Perhaps it was the only cloud on a glorious summer afternoon. The fete was a great celebration of all that is best about living in and around Combs. The …

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  8. Falls prevention and flu jobs (Suffolk NHS guidance)

    By Suffolk NHS on August 20th, 2015

    Falls prevention and flu jobs (Suffolk NHS guidance)

    Help prevent falls and trips Don’t underestimate the consequences of an older person having a fall.  A fall can result in broken hips or bones and even early death. In addition to the pain and distress a fall can cause, it can take away …

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  9. Computer training at the Punch Bowl

    By Punch Bowl on August 20th, 2015

    Computer training at the Punch Bowl

    More computer training for those "of a certain age" Do you struggle with your computer or get frustrated with the darn thing? If so this training may be for you. After a successful first series, the Punch Bowl in Battisford is hosting another …

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  10. Fluid movement at Orchard Barn

    By Orchard Barn on July 7th, 2015

    Fluid movement at Orchard Barn

    Orchard Barn in Ringshall is off-grid, so no mains electricity, no mains gas and no mains water. However we need water for our construction projects and for the plants on the vegetable plot. We have a large pond and rainwater is collected at various …

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