Announcements

Kirton Community Shop & Café

Coming soon....
Kirton Community Shop & Café
Hi,
Having recently purchased the Old Post Office building, we are in the process of setting up a Community shop and Café.
The intention is that it is run by the community FOR the community.
We will have a stall set up at the Village Fete on the 3rd of June at the Rec so please come and have a chat with us if you have ideas, would like to get involved or just want to know more about what we are trying to do.
Hope to see you there!
Jo, Des and Grace
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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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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...

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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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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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...

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...

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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Parish Newsletter Summer 2010

The Parish Newsletter is available for download here.

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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 
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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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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...

Ballroom dancing lessons, anyone?

There is a proposal to run Ballroom Dancing lessons in the Church Hall on Friday.
There could be children’s lessons at 4pm and adult lessons at 7pm.
This all depends on the support given and advertisements are going up now!
Please spread the word and book with either Vera or Mike on 282285 if you are interested yourself.
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The September Review is online

You can download the full colour edition of the September Review from the download area. Read More...

Digital switchover transmitter details

Ofcom have published details of the transmission characteristics which the television transmitter network will adopt at digital switchover.
The report is available as a pdf file here. Read More...

Suffolk Coastal Council Leader Defends Planning Policy As Key To Protecting The District

While recognising that there is scope for improvement, Suffolk Coastal’s Leader has robustly defended the work of the Council’s planning service after it was strongly criticised by three of the district’s parish councils.
See http://www.egovmonitor.com/node/37143
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Falkenham on Leslie Dolphin show today

Had a call from BBS Suffolk just now. They are featuring Falkenham on Leslie Dolphin’s show this afternoon. Read More...

No Unitary Authorities For Exeter, Norwich And Suffolk

The independent Boundary Committee had recommended that these councils not be given unitary status as they failed to demonstrate it would provide value for money for the tax payers and extra fragmentation of council services would not help the residents.
See http://www.egovmonitor.com/node/36661 Read More...

Annual Parish Meeting

PARISHES OF KIRTON AND FALKENHAM

I HEREBY GIVE NOTICE THAT the ANNUAL PARISH MEETINGS
of the above Parishes will be held at the

RECREATION GROUND PAVILION on MONDAY, 19th April 2010 at 7.30 p.m.

Signed Colin Shaw Clerk
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Tree Warden

Would you like to play an active role in conserving and enhancing your local trees and woods, if so we are looking for a

VOLUNTEER TREE WARDEN for Kirton and Falkenham

Tree Wardens are volunteers who keep an eye open for tree problems, instigate tree and hedge planting and may coordinate a veteran tree or hedgerow survey in their Parish. A programme of events and training courses are offered during the year, you receive a comprehensive tree manual and a newsletter. If you would like further information go to

http://www.treecouncil.org.uk/?q=tree-wardens-homepage
and
http://www.suffolkcoastal.gov.uk/yourdistrict/trees/treewardens

If you are interested in this voluntary position, please contact Geoff Christian on 01394 448816

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RSS feeds

Parish Council reports and agendas each have an RSS feed.
WI Reports now have an RSS feed.
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SCDC and Waveney working together

Suffolk Coastal and Waveney have a proud and successful record of working in partnership to provide better services and even better value for their residents, and the two councils are now agreeing a more formal approach to the future.
See http://www.egovmonitor.com/node/28901 Read More...

Village News now as RSS feed

You can now get Village News items as an RSS feed. Read More...

New President, Suffolk Agricultural Association

Congratulations to Mike Hollingsworth (Russels Farm, Falkenham) on becoming the new President of the Suffolk Agricultural Association. Read More...

It's a girl!

Congratulations to Jessica, Andrew and families. Jessica (née Pardy) gave birth to a girl about 10am today, weighing in at 8 pound 15 oz (4.054kg).
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