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Village Christmas Tree lighting

Village Green Christmas tree lighting up ceremony will take place at 6.00pm on Friday 6th December. There will be a short carol service and refreshments. Read More...

KAFPA website

Kirton & Falkenham Performing Arts  - KAFPA -  stages two productions each year and also gets involved in other village events.
They now have their own website.

Orwell Park Observatory 22 & 23 November

Orwell Park Observatory will be open to the public on Friday 22 November 7:30pm to 10:00pm and Saturday 23 November
Hosted by Orwell Astronomical Society
Observations of the Moon, Jupiter and the Night Sky.
Observations will be made using the 10” Tomline Refractor and a wide selection of other smaller telescopes.
Subject to favourable weather!
If you have a pair of binoculars we recommend that you bring them with you.
Wear appropriate clothing – it will be cold!
Entrance Adults £3, Child & Concessions £1.50

Emergency planning on the A14 in general, and closures of the Orwell Bridge

At the Parish Council Meeting on Monday 25th November we have set up a presentation by representatives of SCC and the HA primarily to address issues around emergency planning on the A14 in general, and closures of the Orwell Bridge, in particular. The Officers attending are Peter Grimm (Strategic Traffic Manager SCC), Andy Osman (Head of Emergency Planning SCC), Nigel Allsop (emergency Planning HA)   7.30 Pavillion, Kirton Recreation Ground.  Details

Item of jewellery found

Item of jewellery found near the White Horse.
Contact Jim Baxter
24 Falkenham Road.
01394 448735
Or email

Community Shop meeting tonight now at Church Hall

Due to power outage at the Recreation Ground, the meeting tonight (Monday 28 Oct) about the Community shop is being held in the Church Hall.
If you know of anyone intending to come to the meeting who may not see this message do please contact them. Read More...

Village Hall

The Kirton and Falkenham Village Hall is available for private hire, daytime or evening, throughout the year.
Now with a recently modernised kitchen and ample chairs and tables the hall is suitable for all types of lettings – dances, quiz evenings, weddings, children’s and family parties, plus most types of private functions.
The hall has a large car parking facility at its location on the Falkenham Road.
Booking secretary: Vic Wilkinson 07961 594360

Yet another phishing scam - targets BT Yahoo customers

The migration from BT Yahoo to mail has already taken place and you should not receive any e-mail from BT advising you change anything.
Delete any such e-mails. Do not click on any links in them.
If you do get one of these Phishing e-mails and get taken in then all your subsequent e-mails end up on someone else's screen.
In the case of BT a call to 08081006778 will quickly get it sorted although you must run a virus scan afterwards in case they have managed to get a keylogger onto your computer.
See security advice on the Links page of this site. Read More...


An Evening of
Murder & Romance

7.30pm Fri 8th & Sat 9th November 2013
At: Kirton Church Hall

Unpremeditated & Café Sirocco
Join us for an evening of intrigue and farce in two plays,
can you identify the murderer in the first ?
And can there be love through deceit in the second?

Tickets Just £ 10.00 Incl Dinner..!!

From: Norah & Michael 01394 448238

Kindly Sponsored By: MACINTYRE Transport Ltd

Kirton Arts & Crafts Fair 26 Oct

Kirton Church Hall
26TH OCTOBER 10am to 3pm
Free Admission Car Parking Light Refreshments

A percentage of the profits will be donated to St Elizabeth Hospice & Kirton Church Hall Fund


Music for an Autumn Evening 28 September

Friends of Kirton Church present
Saturday 28 September
7:30pm Kirton Church

Illuminati, an a capella group of some 20 singers under the direction of Andrew Gosden, will be performing in Kirton Church.
The programme will be a wide range of choral music from Elizabethan times, music of Thomas Morley John Dowland and others of the period who wrote magnificent madrigals which are still being sung today, and have come down through the centuries. Different periods have embraced them and given them voice along with many other genres of music but all through these, folk songs have been a link and are with us today in many different forms. Gerald Finzi, Michael Tippett in the 20th century, and even singers given to more modern modes have produced music which hopefully will survive as of old.

The evening in Kirton Church will be an exciting and uplifting one that will appeal right across the board to many people.

There will be no tickets but a retiring collection at the end of the evening. Refreshments will be served in the interval.

Come along to Kirton on the 28th of September for an evening of joyful and melodic sounds.

Open Evening for Astronomy at Newbourne Village Hall – 9 November

Open Evening at Newbourne Village Hall
The Orwell Astronomical Society are holding an open evening on Saturday 9 November from 5:30pm for anyone interested in astronomy.
There will be a display of various types of telescope for visitors to look through (weather permitting) and members will try to guide you around the night sky.
If the weather is bad/cloudy the display will be in the hall.

Come along to find out more about our activities and how you can get involved.
If you’re thinking of buying some equipment for Christmas, you may be sirprised at how low cost can be.
We can help you avoid buying unsuitable gear and help you set up and use what you buy.


Michael J Fitch Magic Evening 26 October

Contrary to the information in the FOKC newsletter, this event is SOLD OUT!

Web site absence

Apologies for absence. Slight mess up over hosting/domain renewal. Host took money then paid it back then cut me off.

A new version of Village Welcome brochure is now available here.
If you get new neighbours, please print them a copy and take it round when you go to say “Hello”.
Martin R-H

The Gardeners Club are back from Belgium

They’re back, with tales to tell and pictures to show.
You have been warned!

Health hazard warning - Brown Tail moth caterpillar

You may have seen the article in the EADT or Ipswich Evening Star
There are about a dozen clusters on a young oak tree as you leave Kirton, just past Brook Cottage on the opposite side of the road as you head towards the entrance to the fishing lake. The landowner has been made aware.
The larvae are dark brown and hairy with a series of white marks down the side and a characteristic pair of orangey-red ‘warts’ at the rear end.
They spend the winter months in tough webbing nests (above right) and emerge in spring to feed communally until about the end of May.
Although occasionally found on oaks, brown-tail moth larvae are much more common on hedgerow trees such as blackthorn and hawthorn or on scrubby plants, especially bramble.
The hairs of these larvae can provoke an allergic reaction, so contact with the larvae or their nests should be avoided.


Astronomy in the Park

The Orwell Astronomical Society (Ipswich) are hosting a public outreach meeting at Christchurch Park in Ipswich to show visitors our local STAR (our Sun) with specially adapted and dedicated solar Telescopes.

This event is FREE to all comers!!!
The venue is in Christchurch Park, the Bolton Rd. entrance, adjacent to "The Reg Driver Centre"
The dates are 24th and 25th of May from 11.00am to 4.00pm. Hoping for sun this time!
There will be talks and demonstrations to suit all age groups.
There is limited parking in the park, but there are usually plenty of spaces in Bolton Lane.
Toilet facilities and food vendors are close by.

Further details from OASI

1st Kirton Scouts have their own website

You’ll find them on this site or here

Bowls Club have their own website


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Deben Flower Club Quiz 23 March

Kirton Church Hall
Saturday 23 March 7 for 7:30pm
Ploughman’s Supper
BYO drinks & glasses
Tickets £6 each including supper

Parish Annual Meeting 15 April

Advance Notice 
Recreation Ground 15th April 7.30 
We are fortunate to live close to the beautiful river Deben.  However, flood defences are very much a topical discussion point at the moment and the Deben Estuary Partnership are right at the heart of the debate. So if you'd like to hear about their proposals, together with an update on other projects such as salt marsh restoration, bank cutting and other reconditioning work, please join us at the ANNUAL PARISH MEETING on 15th APRIL at 7.30pm in the Recreation Ground Pavilion, when Christine Block, Chair of the Deben Estuary Partnership, will be the guest speaker.  As usual there will be light refreshments available after the meeting for all those able to attend. Read More...

PC agenda for 18 March now available

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East Anglia Offshore Wind Limited

East Anglia Offshore Wind Limited (EAOW), the joint venture owned 50:50 by
ScottishPower Renewables Limited and Vattenfall Ltd, will be carrying out
site investigation works at key points on the onshore cable route from 13
January 2013.

Parish Council web site now live

The Parish Council web site is now live and should be used for the latest Council information. Read More...

PC Agenda for 5 Feb now available

See here

Sizewell C Consultation

Dear [Parish] Clerks,

Dr Coffey invites you, your council, and residents to an informal community meeting to discuss the Sizewell C Consultation on Saturday, 26th January at 10am at the Orwell Crossing  Lorry Park.

Kind regards,

Patricia Mulcahy

Constituency Assistant to
Dr Therese Coffey MP, Suffolk Coastal
National Hall, Sun Lane, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1EG
01394 610045

Woodbridge School Swing band – 16 March 2013

Concert in Kirton Church Hall
7.30 PM Saturday 16th March 2013

In aid of the Friends of Kirton Church

The ever popular Woodbridge School Swing Band will present a concert in the Church Hall at 7.30 pm on Saturday March 16th 2013. The concert will be in two halves with an interval for light refreshments. Admission is free with a retiring collection for the Friends of Kirton Church and the Swing Band music fund.

The Swing Band last played in Kirton in 2009. The hall was packed to bursting and a wonderful concert was enjoyed by over a hundred people. The Head of Music tells me that this year the band is again producing an excellent sound and we are confident that this year’s concert will be every bit as good as the last one. We look forward to seeing you there.

Enquires to:
STEPHEN HARVEY 01394 448780
Or any member of the ‘Friends’ committee

New Parish Council Website

The Parish Council are developing their own website.

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