Music in Felixstowe

We have two lovely concerts coming up:
Firstly the Classic Strings led by my brother, Nick Ward, are playing at St John’s Church on January 8th at 3.00pm. There will be wine, coffee, etc at this concert and pre-booked tickets at £10 are available from Magpie Books or from me (01394 670633) Tickets on the door are £12, children free. The programme includes the Tchaikovsky Serenade, Mozart Divertimento K 136 and the Dag Wiren Serenade, in which you will recognise the theme from “Dr Finlay’s Casebook”. Read More...

Construction of the Mendlesham TV mast

Now that your analogue TV signal has been switched off, you might be interested in a moment’s nostalgia from the East Anglian Film Archive.
Documentary about the first 1000 ft television mast erected in Mendlesham.
http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/861

Notice the lack of Health & Safety precautions! Read More...

Parish Council Agenda

A meeting of the Parish Council of the above Parish will be held at:
THE RECREATION GROUND PAVILION
on Monday the 28th day of November 2011 at 7.30 p.m

Details online here. Subscribe to its RSS feed to be kept up to date on agendas and PCC notes. Read More...

Pub walks

Pub Walk Guide downloads
Plan your post Christmas indulgence walks now!
Click here for a list of PDF files of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB Pub Walk Guides, produced in partnership with Adnams to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the area’s designation as an AONB in 2010. The guides feature a selection of 25 specially chosen walks, linked to 29 Adnams pubs in, or close to, the AONB.
Each, full colour, fully illustrated guide includes a map of the walk(s), together with a description of the route and information about things of interest along the way. They also provide information about the Adnams pubs on the route, including full details of the facilities they offer. You can pick up the leaflets individually from the participating pubs or buy them as a complete set from the AONB Unit and local outlets.
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Tree Lighting Ceremony

KIRTON & FALKENHAM PARISH COUNCIL INVITE YOU
to the
TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY & CAROLS 
with the SALVATION ARMY BAND
ON FRIDAY 9th DECEMBER 2011
at 6.00PM on the VILLAGE GREEN
FREE refreshments!!

Fish & Chips available as usual [not free!]

Collection for Salvation Army & St Elizabeth Hospice
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Kirton Toddler Group

Every Thursday (including holidays)
1pm – 3pm at the Church Hall
Suitable for babies & tots up to 5,  Mums, Dads and Grandparents
Enjoy a tea whilst the little ones play
Outdoor garden, craft, snack and friends
£1 per family

NHS Health Visitor present on the 2nd Thursday of the month for baby weighing and advice

Contact Rachel Gowers 01473 659884

Web page coming soon!
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Music in Felixstowe - November

We’re offering some lovely and intriguing concerts through the next few months starting with the Elgar recital on November 13th, Remembrance Sunday, at 3.00pm in St Andrew’s Church.
The next Wednesday lunchtime concert is on October 26
th at 1.00 in St Andrew’s Church.
www.felixstowemusic.com Read More...

Parish Council meeting

NOTICE OF MEETING

I HEREBY GIVE YOU NOTICE that a meeting of the Parish Council of the above Parish will be held at:
THE RECREATION GROUND PAVILION

on Monday the 24th day of October 2011 at 7.30 p.m
Signed…C A Shaw, Clerk

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Agenda Read More...

Roadworks 7-Hills

SCC will be carrying out road resurfacing on the A12 Seven Hills roundabout, North Bound carriageway and the Northern part of the roundabout.  The work is necessary to arrest further deterioration and improve the road surface. The works are currently programmed to be carried out on 31 October & 1 November 2011, (phase 1) and 2 & 3 November 2011 (phase 2).  The affected roads will be temporarily closed overnight between 20:00 – 06:00 with signed diversion routes in place.  Access for emergency services will be maintained at all times, however.

Colin Shaw, Parish Clerk Read More...

You can now donate

It costs me about £108/year (inc VAT) for hosting to run this site. If you find this site useful and would like to contribute towards the annual cost, please donate! See the Home page.
Any surplus will go to the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices and British Heart Foundation.
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Recommend a local tradesperson

Had good work done by a local tradesperson? See this new page. Read More...

Revised bus services

Revised bus services from Tuesday 30th August 2011
See www.suffolkonboard.com

Felixstowe – Trimley – Kirton – Woodbridge
Beestons 173
Venturer coachways operates Otley College Day only

Woodbridge – Kirton – Trimley – Felixstowe
Ventura Coachways
Beestons 173

The timetable for the 173 service is now downloadable as a pdf file from suffolkonboard here Read More...

The September Review

The September 2011 edition of the Kirton & Falkenham Review, in colour and with working weblinks, is available for download.
A4 and A5 booklet versions are here.
The printed version is being produced on Friday.
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Foxhall Road Closed from 22 August for 10 days

Foxhall Road Closed from 22 August for 10 days
Dover Rd To Camden Rd
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East Anglia One: Offshore Wind Farm - Transmission Works

In connection with the proposed North Sea offshore wind farm, an option for the onshore  transmission lines, is to cross the Falkenham Marshes. A representative of ScottishPower Renewables Offshore will be attending the next Parish Council meeting on 12th September to make a presentation on the proposals, to which all Parishioners are invited.
PUT THIS IN YOUR DIARY, COME ALONG AND PUT YOUR QUESTIONS.  IT WILL BE TOO LATE AFTER IT HAPPENS! 
Colin Shaw, Clerk   
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Vacancy for Parish Councillor

PARISH COUNCIL OF KIRTON & FALKENHAM
A VACANY still exists for a
PARISH COUNCILLOR
to represent
KIRTON by CO-OPTION

It is open to any ANYONE on the ELECTORAL REGISTER
or has a BUSINESS IN THE VILLAGE

For more information please contact the CLERK on 01394 448 783
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Join the Parish Council and serve your village

Following the council elections in May, when only 7 Parishioners put themselves forward for the eleven vacancies, the Parish Council is required to fill the vacancies by co-option. It has succeeded in filling 3 of the vacancies, but one still remains for Kirton.
The Parish Council would welcome any applications from Parishioners to fill this position; information on what is entailed can be obtained from the Clerk (448 783) or the Chairman (448 536). Read More...

The Fete result

Dear All,

This years net profit is £5,846, (cf result for 2009 was £5,665).

Regards...David (Treasurer)
With grateful thanks from (and to) the Organisers - Maddy & Susan (Ivy & Holly)
[very seasonal, I’m sure... Webmaster]
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Changes to BBC HD channels on satellite on 6th June

From the BBC Internet Blog:-

"Changes to BBC HD channels on satellite on 6th June"

We will shortly be making a change to the satellite transponder that carries BBC One HD & BBC HD. The signal on this transponder is currently broadcast using a modulation scheme called "DVB-S". On 6 June we will be upgrading to a newer "DVB-S2" scheme. This is a more efficient way of operating the transponder and it creates more capacity from the same amount of spectrum. More spectral bang for our buck, if you like.

The change will mean different things to different people:

If you watch TV using Freeview or Virgin Media or can't currently view HD channels you will not be affected.

If you have Sky, you will not notice the change and won't have to do anything on or after 6 June.

If you have Freesat you may need to put your HD box or TV into standby for 30 seconds and then restart to continue to receive the two BBC HD channels. If the channels are still unavailable then carry out a 'freesat channel retune' or a 'first time installation'. Full instructions can be found in the manual for your box or TV. Further help with retuning can be found at
www.freesat.co.uk or by calling their customer support team on 08450 990 990." Read More...

Gardeners Club pics

They’re back! See the Gardeners Club page for some pictures.
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The Fete!

Kirton & Falkenham Churches

In a Country Garden
Summer Fete
11 June 2011
12:00 – 4:30pm
The Old Rectory, Kirton
by kind permission of Mr & Mrs Garnham

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Dorian Singers – A Summer Cocktail

DORIAN SINGERS IN THEIR 30TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR
present

A SUMMER COCKTAIL
2nd July 7.30 p.m Kirton Church Hall

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Music in Felixstowe

MUSIC IN FELIXSTOWE – JUNE NEWSLETTER

We are busy rehearsing for an exciting concert this Sunday, June 5th – 3.00pm at St Andrew’s Church.
It is a great pleasure to be working with Anna Noakes, whose flute playing includes concertos with the London orchestras, film work and her own tango band! We have a change of pianist and welcome back John Stafford who is known to most of you as a brilliant musician.

Our programme includes a delightful trio by Weber, music by French composers, Faure, Poulenc and Gaubert, and a brilliant trio by Martinu, whose upbringing in a bell tower is resonant throughout the work.

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The Mechanical Museum & Bygones - outing

Coach outing from Kirton on the afternoon of August 11th 2011
To include a tea provided by EARL STONHAM W.I.

£20 per person, which covers entrance to museum, tea and coach fare.

If you would like to come please contact Valerie Bines, Kirton and Falkenham W.I. on 01394 448487
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District Councillors elected May 2011

Suffolk Coastal District Councillors for Trimleys with Kirton Ward (Trimleys, Falkenham, Kirton): elected May 2011
Mr Graham Arthur Harding, Mrs Susan Barbara Harvey Mr Richard Anthony Kerry
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Music in Felixstowe

We have several concerts coming up including a mini tour of the memorable 1940’s wartime show which we put on last summer. Several people have said they would like to see it again, so I am including the details. We will be performing it at Peasenhall Village Hall on Saturday 30th April at 7.30 - booking through Tricia Maguire on 01728 660022. The other performance is at St Mary’s Church Harkstead (on the Holbrook peninsular) booking through Jane Goyder on 01473 328314.
 
The next concert in our series is on May 8th at 3.00pm when Mark Messenger, head of strings at the Royal College of Music, will be the leader in a programme which includes the Schubert Cello Quintet and Haydn’s “Lark Quartet”.
This concert will be at St Peter and St Paul’s church (Old Felixstowe).
4 May: STOP PRESS! Mark Messenger is unable to play in the Schubert quintet on Sunday, but I'm delighted to say that Roland Roberts is stepping into his shoes and it will, no doubt, be brilliant.
 
The next Wednesday lunchtime concert will be on May 18th at 1.00pm at St Andrew’s Church. John Stafford and Christine Whiffen will present a piano duet recital which will include the famous Schubert Fantasy and Fauré’s Dolly Suite.
 
I am delighted to report that I have recently received the Mayor’s award for services to Felixstowe. As I said recently at the Brahms Requiem, it is due to the support of all the musicians and audiences that the series has been so successful, so “thank you” to everyone.
 
Hope you’re enjoying this wonderful Spring

Hattie Read More...

Easter Children's Workshop

The usual workshop for children will be held on Good Friday in Kirton Church Hall starting at 10:00am followed by a short service at 11.30 a.m. in the Church.
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Deben Flower Club

Deben Flower Club’s web page has just been updated.
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Church Hall bookings

Kirton Church Hall Booking Manager is now Michael Sharpley.
Telephone: 01394 448238
Email:
28 Burnt House Lane
Kirton
IPSWICH IP10 0PZ Read More...

Annual Parish Meeting

PARISH MEETING

You are invited to take part. It will be held at:-

The Recreation Ground Pavilion
Monday 18th April 2011 at 7.30 p.m.
Under the Chairmanship of Mr D Jacobs


The Parish Meeting may by law discuss all parish affairs and pass resolutions about them. The following matters below have so far been placed on the agenda (click Read More)

Colin Shaw, Parish Clerk Read More...

3VWG Spring Newsletter

3 Village Woodlands Group Newsletter Spring 2011


Now that winter seems to be at last relaxing its iron grip we are relaunching our activities for the coming year.

We plan to concentrate our energies this year on making progress in Kirton Churchyard woodland margins. After some bureaucratic hurdles the Church authorities have approved the removal of self seeded sycamores from the southern boundary. This will enable us to restore the southern hedgerow while the sycamores are yielding valuable material for path edging and other projects.

Read on for details

Stephen Harvey Read More...

On the Buses

ON THE BUSES
 
I'm writing this on March 8th, a month before the new timetables come into use on April 4th, so there still might be changes. However, this is how I see things at this time. As usual, the timetables are not easy to follow, but I can't think of an easier way of doing them. We have three operators: Beestons, Carters Coaches and Ipswich Buses (for schools).

www.suffolkonboard.com

Read on for more information.

Sheila Wardner          

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Radio Caroline

Nostalgia moment alert!

This coming Easter for 11 days Radio Caroline will be broadcasting on 531kHz from the Ross, moored at Harwich. Read More...

Fukushima

In the light of the sometimes hysterical news headlines and coverage of the situation at the Japanese nuclear power station, here is a more considered view and also here.

Our thoughts and best wishes are with all in Japan and with those around the world who have friends, relations, colleagues who are injured, bereaved, dead or missing. Read More...

Web site updated

A number of broken links have been fixed. Read More...

Action Fraud

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Action Fraud is the place for you to find out about fraud. Action Fraud is brought to you by the National Fraud Authority
 
It’s the UK’s national fraud reporting centre. If you’ve been scammed, ripped off or conned, there is something you can do about it – get in touch with them. Read More...

Fete 2011 poster competition

Two classes
• under 18s

• 18+
All entries must be on A4 paper and have a white background (for photocopying purposes).
They can be any medium, including electronically produced but must not include copyright material.
Entries to be submitted by 30 April.
Hard copy (Size: A4 or smaller) to: Fete Poster Competition, 45 Burnt House Lane, Kirton, IPSWICH IP10 0PZ
Email to
File types: pdf, png, tiff, jpg only, please.

Posters must include the following details

Kirton and Falkenham Churches Fête
Saturday 11th June 2011
12noon - 4.30pm
Old Rectory Garden, Kirton
The entries will be judged by Martin Richmond-Hardy, Pat and Mike Todd of The Reunion Gallery Felixstowe.
The winner in each category will win £10 and free entry to the Fete for their family.
One of the winning entries will be used for the posters; the other will be used on the Fete programme.
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Music in Felixstowe

After a really busy weekend, when we helped to raise nearly £4,000 for St Elizabeth's Hospice and gave another very well-received quartet concert at Waldringfield, I'm writing to remind you about our forthcoming string orchestra concert.

The Classic Strings Orchestra – on March 13th at St John's Church, Orwell Road at 3.00pm.

The programme includes Eine Kleine Nacht Musik, Mendelsson String Symphony no. 12, Elgar Serenade and Haydn Organ Concerto played by Philip Simms.

Hattie Read More...

Parish Newsletter Summer 2010

The Parish Newsletter is available for download here.

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More spoof phone calls

Having received two suspicious phone calls in two days, in spite of having Telephone Preference Service, I thought you ought to be aware.

1.
Caller: Is that Mr R-H?
Me: Who is calling, please?
Caller: Is that Mr R-H>?
Me: Who is calling, please?
Caller: I can’t tell you because of the Data Protection Act.
Me: Don’t be ****** ridiculous!

2.
Caller: Is that Mr R-H?
Me: Who is calling, please?
Caller: This is the Industrial Works Unit [who they? no explanation given]. Am I right in thinking someone in your household used to be employed?
Me: None of your business. Goodbye.

If a caller wants to know who you are, they should identify themselves first. If you are still suspicious, terminate the call. They have your name and phone number so probably have your address. If they are genuine they will write to you. But beware of spoof mail as well!

See this website
Safefromscams – for information on phone, mail, tradesman and other scams.

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Music in Felixstowe February Newsletter

We are just about to send out our Spring brochure. If you would like a copy and don’t normally receive them by post perhaps you could email your address to . There’s a copy of the brochure available here.
The next concert is the Ward Quartet on February 6
th. Caroline Ball, who was originally booked for this concert, is ill, and Peter Pople of the Alberni Quartet has agreed to step in at the last moment. 
We will have great pleasure in playing for the Charity Gala on February 26
th, in aid of St Elizabeth’s Hospice.
Clorinda Smith will be playing the piano for a part of the concert and reciting some of Edith Sitwell’s words from “Façade”.

Hattie Bennett

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The Village Grocer

A MOBILE SHOP now comes to Kirton Green every Wednesday morning from 9 - 10.30
The shop, operated by Damien Payton, is well stocked carrying fruit and fresh local vegetables, dairy products, ham, bacon, sausages and eggs all from local producers. Fresh bread from The Bakehouse in Woodbridge is also on offer together with general groceries, household items, health & beauty products, pet food, baby care products including nappies and simple pharmaceutical items.
If you are elderly and unable to get out and about you can place an order in advance and it will be delivered to your door.
Web site : www.thevillagegrocer.co.uk
Phone: 07833 310754 or 
Email: Read More...

Book the Church Hall online

You can now make a booking enquiry for the Church Hall here Read More...

The Mobile Grocer

Another mobile shop is now visiting Kirton on Tuesdays, calling at
Weir Place from 11.30 - 12..00pm 
The Green from  12.10 - 12.30pm
Guston Gardens  12.40 -   1.00pm
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African Drum Classes

Celebrate life with the vibrant energy of African drumming
Learn to enjoy and develop your natural sense of rhythm

Venue:  Village Hall
When?  Thursday evenings 7.30-9.30 (not 2nd Thursday of each month)
Contact:  Mark 077 66 88 31 71 or 01394 44 88 79
First session is free or just come and watch some time.

Mark Trewartha
Barefoot Beats
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Web site now has a site map

The Kirton & Falkenham web site now has a site map so it’s even easier to find stuff (and tell the webmaster when it’s wrong!)

Happy New Year to all our readers!

Martin RH
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Line Dancing closed

Mrs Saunders has decided to give up running the line dances so they have now closed.
Wednesday evenings in the
Church Hall are therefore are now available for others to use. Enquire here. Read More...

The Quiz – Saturday 22 Jan

Kirton Annual Quiz
Quizmaster: Alan Davy
Saturday 22 January 2011 at Kirton Church Hall
Tickets £5-00 (including refreshments) are available from
Jenny Richmond-Hardy 45 Burnt House Lane, 448213
or Susan Harvey 29 Falkenham Rd, 448780
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