Kirton Village Quiz – 26 January 2013

Come and have a ball at the Kirton Village Quiz
Saturday 26 January 2013 7:30pm Kirton Church Hall

Make a team of 6 or BYO team
BYO Drinks & glasses

Ticket £5-00 includes refreshments
From:– Jenny 45BHL 448213 or Susan 448780
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Christmas Tree lighting ceremony

The Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on the Village Green on Friday, 7th December.   As a reminder of the successful jubilee weekend celebrations in the Parish, back in June this year, we will also be using the opportunity to re-light the Jubilee Beacon. The beacon will be lit around 5.45pm and the tree lighting will follow at 6.00pm, after which there will be carol singing accompanied by the Felixstowe Salvation Army Band, during which a collection will be taken up for charities. The fish and chip van will be on the green as usual and for those wishing to partake there will be a complimentary sherry or soft drink available. 
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The 12 Scams of Christmas

Christmas is coming, but many still don't know how to identify a secure shopping site.
http://news.techworld.com/security/3414327/are-you-aware-of-12-scams-of-christmas-mcafee-explains/
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Welcome Brochure

There’s a new edition of the villages’ Welcome Brochure.
Even if you are not new to the village, you may find the information useful.
Download a copy from here. Read More...

Parish Council and Planning Committee

PARISH of KIRTON & FALKENHAM

Dear Sir/Madam,
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 26th day of November 2012 at 7.30 p.m
Signed Colin Shaw
Clerk

I HEREBY GIVE YOU NOTICE that a Meeting of the Parish Council Planning Committee of the above Parish will be held at: 6.50 pm prior to the Parish Council Meeting on Monday the 26th day of November 2012 in the
RECREATION GROUND PAVILION
Signed C A Shaw Clerk
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Last posting dates for Christmas

See http://www.postoffice.co.uk/mailing-dates-times?campaignid=EM22021
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Harry's Bar #4 – Watching the Detectives

Black&White Productions present
 
HARRY’S BAR#4 – WATCHING THE DETECTIVES
 
An eclectic mix of drama, humour, poetry and music in a cabaret setting.
 Back for a fourth run but with a completely different mix
 
Join Sherlock Holmes, Philip Marlow, Hercules Poirot, and Lieutenant Columbo, as they put their minds to the task of solving one of the most puzzling of literary mysteries in order to discover who will be crowned the greatest detective of all time.
 
With music from Bill Stoddart on the keyboards and vocalists Stephanie Stoddart and Paul Stone……
and poetry from William Wordsworth – who has his own mystery to solve.
 
20th – 22nd November
His Lordships Lounge, Orwell Hotel Felixstowe
 
23rd November
Sanctuary Café, St Nicholas Centre, Ipswich
 
Tickets £9/£8:  01394 279613
Blurb Bookshop, Hamilton Rd, Felixstowe
Or from the venues 
 
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Ofcom – Scam alert

Be aware of a text message scam. Some mobile customers have received text messages claiming to be from Ofcom. It asks consumers to click on a website address and then enter their personal details.
The text message claims to be from the “Ofcom Communications Team” and mobile phone number of the sender is six digits in length.
This is a scam. If you receive the text message then do not click on the website.
Reporting the scam
You can report the scam to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or via the website http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/
If you are concerned that you may have submitted your personal details then contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via the website http://www.ico.gov.uk/
To contact the Ofcom Advisory Team call 0300 123 3333.
Ofcom has alerted the authorities for investigation.

Source: http://consumers.ofcom.org.uk/2012/10/scam-alert/
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Password security

Time for my regular nag about passwords. Yes, It’s a pain remembering them but it’s far more of a pain if you get hacked.
A security site has just listed the most popular passwords. I hope you aren’t using any of them.
Safe surfing!



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Parish Council Newsletter Spring 2012

There is a copy available here and in the Download area. Read More...

Trimley Development: Innocence Farm

A pamphlet has been produced by the elected Parish Councils of Bucklesham, Kirton & Falkenham, Levington and Stratton Hall, and Trimley St. Mary, which are working together to protect the remaining land of the peninsula from excessive development.
Download pdf from here. There is also a copy in the Download area. Read More...

Fire prevention

The Fire and Rescue Service is offering to go into the homes of elderly and vulnerable and provide free smoke alarms along with Fire Prevention advice. The Fire and Rescue Service is also happy to have a representative talk about Fire Prevention at any community group meetings.

Further information can be obtained by contacting your local Fire Prevention Officer
by email at fire.admin@suffolk.gov.uk or
by telephone on 01473 260588. Read More...

KAFPA

Kafpa continues to grow in strength in terms of membership and "fun".
In the Spring we produced a review called Bits and Pieces Mark 2 or was it Son of Bits and Pieces One or... Anyway a number of new members were recruited afterwards although we were sad to see a few leave, too.

It included singing, sketches and monologues, followed by a bits and pieces of food!

Currently we are rehearsing 2 one act plays; one set in twenties England and the other in twenties U.S. Both are comedies, we believe, and, as always, the
cast will have enjoyed themselves as much in rehearsals as we hope the audience will have after seeing them.

These will be performed on the 19th and 20th October with a super supper, with a transatlantic theme, being served up during the interval. Come along and enjoy a local group providing local humour!!

And if you are interested in performing or want to know more why not join us.
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Kirton bears the Olympic flame!

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Driving in France?

Are you planning on taking your car to or through France from today (1 July)?
A new law has come into force in France making it compulsory for drivers to carry two breathalyser kits in their vehicles or risk an on-the-spot fine.
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Zumba classes

You may all recognise me as the girl who serves your fish and chips, Sarah Julia Jones is my name and now I bring to you ZUMBA Fitness Classes. ZUMBA Fitness is great FUN and very EASY to pick up, making it a pleasure for anyone and everyone to take part in. It’s a great way to get fit, stay fit and every class has that party feeling. I will be starting on the 6th of July in the Kirton and Falkenham Village Hall I will run two classes! The first will start at 7.00pm and will last for an hour then the next class will start at 8.00pm. The first week will be FREE TO ALL (men and women)! This gives you the opportunity to come and see if you like the class and get your feel for the music. Come dressed to work out with a towel and water, I look forward to welcoming you all and having some fun!

For further information please feel free to email me:
redszumba [at] gmail.com
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Kirton's Olympic Torch bearer

Kirton and Falkenham Parish Council were delighted that their nomination of John Beer as an Olympic Torch Bearer was successful. John was the founder of Kirton Kestrels Junior Football Club in 1986 and has worked tirelessly and selflessly ensuring the club’s continued success for 25 years, firstly as team manager then as secretary and treasurer. After retiring John was instrumental in gaining the FA Charter Standard for the club’s ten teams including the formation of the girls’ team. In addition, John took on extra time consuming roles of pavilion caretaker and groundsman; preparing three pitches weekly. John also undertook a long period of service to the village as a Parish Councillor. He led recreation ground projects including the erecting of floodlights, and planning and raising £230,000 funding for the new pavilion, which opened in 2005. He is an inspiration to the fulfilment of hundreds of young lives.
John will be taking part in the Felixstowe leg of Olympic Torch Relay on Thursday 5th July at around 5pm.  He will run between Granville Road and Arwela Road. 
The parish council encourages all of John's supporters to come along and cheer him on.

Derek

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Fete pictures now available

Some pictures of Saturday’s Fete are now online. Read More...

Gardeners Club trip to Rouen - pics!

LE BOIS DES MOUTIERS

JARDIN DES PLANTES - JARDIN BOTANIQUE

ABBAYE SAINT-GEORGES DE BOSCHERVILLE

ROSERAIE DE GRAND QUEVILLY

JARDINS DE CLAUDE MONET

MUSEE DES IMPRESSIONNISMES GIVERNY

JARDIN ET ROSERAIE DU CHATEAU DE MISEREY

PARC ET JARDIN POTAGER DE MIROMESNIL

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The Fete! Saturday 9 June 2012

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On the Buses

There is a vacancy for a “bus person” at the Kirton & Falkenham Parish Council.

The roll of the PTLO (Public Transport Liaison Officer) for Kirton and Falkenham is to deal with any queries or complaints from residents and inform them of any changes made to the bus services though the village.

For more information contact Sheila Wardener on 01394 448081 Read More...

Music in Felixstowe lunchtime concert this Wednesday

it's nearly summer and we're bravely starting the lunchtime series at 1.00pm this Wednesday at St Andrews Church.(hopefully it will be warm)
Michael Nicholas and John Cooper, present and past organists of St Mary le Tower are presenting a delectation of duets
for combinations of keyboard instruments including the mighty Wurlitzer that is the St Andrew's organ!
Admission is £5 and we provide drinks to go with your packed lunches.

Hot off the press, I can announce that the May lunchtime concert will be on Wednesday May 23rd at 1.00pm,and feature Emily Bennett singer/ violin with Spencer Horton the amazing guitarist. They'll be singing a host of songs - rock, ballads, jazz and folk, for which they are quickly becoming sought after in the area.
You can tell your friends that you heard them here first!

Hope to see you soon,

Hattie
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National Scout Community Week 14–20 May

1st KIRTON SCOUT GROUP

National Scout Community Week

14th – 20th May 2012

National Scout Community Week challenges all Scout Groups to do something for their community. During the week the 3 sections will be litter picking around the village during their usual meeting times.
Cubs on Monday, Beavers on Tuesday and Scouts on Wednesday. Please look out for them.

On the 20th May we will be holding our annual Car Boot Sale on the Recreation Ground. For more information please contact Kerry Banham 01394 211320.
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Internet security alert

Yes, the clocks have gone forward and it’s security warning time again.

A warning from Suffolk Constabulary (in a letter to a friend following a spate of house burglaries in the Knodishall, Marlesford, Leiston, Heveningham, Badingham and Bungay area). Probably only affects computers with the Microsoft Windows operating system.

Whilst using the internet, a message flashes up onto your screen, which you will also find locks your computer, with words to the effect of it being from the Metropolitan and Strathclyde Police (or similar forces). The message will imply that you have been viewing unsuitable web sites and they have locked your computer to prevent further viewing; you are then asked to pay £100 or a similar amount to have your screen unlocked, but even if you pay you will find your machine remains unusable... Read More...

The Band of the Honourable Artillery Company

The Band of the Honourable Artillery Company
celebrating their 250th anniversary present a concert at
The Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe
26th May 2012
7:30pm
Tickets £15 (concessions £9) available from the Spa box office 01394 282126
or www.thespapavilion.com
We welcome your support
All proceeds are to the Royal British Legion
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Better Broadband

The public consultation period for Suffolk Better Broadband Programme is open from now until 31st March 2012.  Full details of the programme,  under which the government will provide additional funding to improve high speed and superfast broadband coverage in Suffolk is at  www.suffolk.gov.uk/broadband.  All residents of Suffolk are encouraged to respond to the questionnaire on this website and Kirton and Falkenham Parish Council will be producing a response to the consultation in relation to this parish.  If you live in the parish and would like your views to be taken into account in this response please email the parish clerk, Colin Shaw before 25th March.  Your personal information will be treated in confidence.  Alternatively you can also respond directly to Sufflok County Council.  Details on how to do this are on the website.above. Read More...

Drum Camp Festival

D R U M  C A M P  F E S T I V A L  201 2
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th July, Bungay, Suffolk
A Celebration of Rhythm Voice and Dance from Around the World


Please see below details of this year's amazing Drum Camp Festival.
The line-up is incredible and of course the same wonderfully exclusive atmosphere and top-notch workshops all day.
If you book before 30th April, full event and weekend tickets are £20 cheaper!!!
So read on...

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Welcome brochure

There’s a revised version of the Welcome brochure in the downloads section or here.
If you have new neighbours, please take them a copy. Read More...

Gardeners Club 2012 Programme

The 2012 programme of the Kirton & Falkenham Gardeners Club is now here. Read More...

Temporary closure of Footpath 17, Kirton

Suffolk County Council proposes to close footpath 17, Kirton for its entire length, approximately 100m either side of Kirton Sluice, to enable urgent repairs to the Sluice flap gate. There is no suitable alternative route. The closure will operate between 24 February 2012 and 6 April 2012, but if necessary may remain in force for six months (or longer if extended by the Minister).
 
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Better Broadband for Suffolk

If you need to surf faster click http://www.suffolk.gov.uk/broadband
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Music in Felixstowe - February Newsletter

We’re into February having had 2 memorable concerts in January. The first with the Classic Strings was judged to be the best yet by some.
The two performances of Mozart by candlelight were wonderful, and the visiting musicians both remarked how challenging and rewarding it was to have so many in the audience and in such close proximity!

I was in a dilemma as to whether to continue having lost £3,000 last year on the concerts. Please support the concerts when you can – we need you!
The next concert is on February 12th at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Old Felixstowe, and features the Ward Quartet. Read More...

No buses today Monday 6 Feb

No bus services in Kirton & Falkenham today due to adverse weather.
Check with bus service web site for further information. Read More...

Parish Council Agenda 6 February 2012

PARISH of KIRTON & FALKENHAM

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 6th day of February 2012 at 7.30 p.m

Signed…Colin Shaw...... Clerk

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Mobile Shop

The mobile shop, which has regularly been visiting the Village Green on Wednesday mornings, has (following suggestions from parishioners) begun making a stop in the region of No 100 Bucklesham Road, on its way to the Green. Parishioners in this part of the village are encouraged to make themselves known to the shop and support this stop.
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