News, Events & Items of Interest

Image of newspaperOn these pages you’ll find information on news and events within the Parish as well as some that affect the wider community. Scroll down to read of regular events and other activities.

From here you can check on local Planning Applications, see how you can volunteer for or help Charities in other ways, read documents related to the possibility of a Sizewell C Nuclear Reactor being built, and take note of Warnings issued by Police and other authorities.

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Learn about the Sandlings Safer Cycling Campaign (SSCC) which aims to improve cycling safely on local roads and to set up off road cycling routes along the coast. Would you like to help?

Read about the Suffolk Community Foundation which has grant money available for small community and voluntary groups in Leiston and surrounding areas.

Regular Events

Dates of Parish Council Meetings for 2017

The Rural Coffee Caravan visits Aldringham Green, Mill Hill, between April and October every second Tuesday of the month, and Thorpeness the following day, in the car park by the shop, behind the Dolphin Inn. Dates and times are shown on the Useful Information page.

The Mobile Library visits the Parish once every four weeks - see the Useful Information page for details.

Rainbow Tots parent/carer and toddler group, meets at the Aldeburgh Community Centre on Tuesdays during Term time, 10am to 11.30am - see the Community Groups section for more details.

At the Parrot & Punchbowl Inn, Aldringham, on the third Wednesday evenings each month, enjoy an informal music night with Alvar & Friends  - melodian, guitar, dulcima, etc.  All players and singers welcome to join in, or just enjoy listening, from about 9pm. Details can be found from the Calendar or Events listings.

On alternate Wednesday evenings the Ogilvie Pavilion & Sports Ground host the Wednesday Night Quiz, at the Thorpeness Ogilvie Pavilion & Sports Ground, starting at 8pm. See their calendar for Quiz details and much more.

Petanque matches take place on Sunday mornings during the summer, at the Parrot & Punchbowl Inn, Aldringham, and at the Dolphin Inn, Thorpeness, from 10am. Please come along to watch and perhaps join in. See the Petanque page for details of teams and other information.

Other Events

Many other events take place in Thorpeness at the Dolphin Inn and the Thorpeness Country Club. See the Country Club website for details.

The Oglivie Pavilion & Sports Ground, Thorpeness and the Tower Room, Thorpeness Almshouses

If you wish to use the Pavilion or the Sports Ground for a meeting, function or event please contact:

Alan Biddlecombe - 01728 453302 or
Wendy Sturmey - 01728 452586 who can also reserve the Tower Room for you.

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Events Calendar

January 2018