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su 12 Jun
2022

Suffolk Open Studios 2022As part of Suffolk Open Studios the Sudbourne Printmakers are open for this and next weekend.  The venue Sudbourne Park alone justifies a visit.

th 2 Jun
2022

Road closures around near the coast very popular yesterday.

we 25 May
2022

The Suffolk Festival celebrates the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a Torch Relay ...  that's novel eh?  They are now starting to flirt with nearthecoast ... more here

fr 13 May
2022
Friday the 13th

Mackenzie Crook outside the Framlingham CrownA feature length Detectorists has been commissioned by the BBC ... but will the new Danebury village hall be ready in time for the DMDC?  Blimey!  There's a book too Landscapes of Detectorists.

fr 6 May
2022

Buy us a coffeeOur very grateful thanks to supporter Peter for buying us a trio of coffees.  He points out that at the end of the month the Torch Relay manages to swerve around Bredfield.

The Debach Airfield Museum opens Sunday and then last Sunday in the month until and including September.

tu 3 May
2022

Suffolk ConstabularyLast week three shed burglaries around near the coast, one in Felixstowe and two in Woodbridge.

su 24 Apr
2022

Detail "On the Edge" etching by Su WhatlingThe Sudbourne Park Printmakers show at the Sweffling Printroom ends 5pm today.

we 20 Apr
2022

Suffolk Torch Relay 13 May - 1 JuneThe Suffolk Festival celebrates the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a Torch Relay ... wonder where they got the idea.  Next month the relay wanders around the county for nearly three weeks taking in places that certainly we haven't heard off and we suspect many of you haven't either.  The route flirts with near the coast 24-26 May but gives it proper attention 29-31.

sa 16 Apr
2022

Next Saturday a Plant and Cake Sale in Dallinghoo in aid of the church.

we 30 Mar
2022

Suffolk ConstabularyOvernight between Friday and Saturday last week a grey electric Gazelle bicycle and a Segway Ninebot electric scooter worth £4000 and £600 respectively were stolen from a shed in Lower Street Great Bealings.  Any info contact Suffolk Police quoting crime reference 37/18015/22, you can call 101.

we 23 Feb
2022

A corner near HoxneWe all know that presently developers around near the coast seem to erect an executive residence on anything no smaller than a small chicken shed.  Coming round a corner near Hoxne we were still surprised to see this.

mo 21 Feb
2022

A fire and in a separate incident storm damage has prompted NO green bin collection around near the coast this week only.

we 16 Feb
2022

Some editing and merging has created/updated Aldeburgh in 2016-12 and near the coast 2017-14.

we 19 Jan
2022

Suffolk ConstabularyLast week between 8;00am Monday 10 Jan and 11.45am Sunday 16 a shed on The Hill Westleton was entered via a window and gardening tools including a leaf blower, hedge trimmer, lawnmower, chain saw and strimmer stolen.  Any info contact Suffolk Police quoting crime reference 37/3106/22, you can call 101.

th 6 Jan
2022

We've merging and editing to make the pages Brandeston 2009-03 and near the coast 2018-14.

we 29 Dec
2021

Some editing and merging has created/updated Aldeburgh in 2016-12 and near the coast 2017-14.

tu 28 Dec
2021

Bah, humbug!The Felixstowe Christmas Day Dip was postponed on the day because of high winds, don't know if they will re-open registrations.  The Westleton New Year fireworks though have been cancelled, don't know why.

fr 10 Dec
2021

Bah, humbug!There's something happening in Eye tomorrow, perhaps a Christmas Produce sale but we can't find any details?

su 28 Nov
2021
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Suffolk ConstabularyA shed in East Green Kelsale was broken into between 8:00pm Thursday 25th and 7:45am the next day.  A red, white and black carbon fibre road bike and an orange and black Scott mountain bike were stolen.  Any info contact Suffolk police quoting crime reference 37/66895/21, you can call 101.

mo 22 Nov
2021

House Sales near the coastRecent(ish) house sales around near the coast includes two pubs, Brandeston, Earl Soham, and surprisingly busy in Badingham.

sa 13 Nov
2021
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Suffolk ConstabularyA shed in Reckford Road Westleton was entered between 11pm Tuesday 9th and 7am the next day and a Scott and a Merida mountain bikes stolen.  If you have any info contact police quoting ref 37/63448/21, you can call 101.

Sarah Sayer at the Huntingfield ArmsArtist Sara Sayer next Saturday the 20th has a painting workshop at the Huntingfield Arms.  You don't need experience, materials or even sandwiches as refreshments are included to learn how to paint a Christmas robin in oils.

mo 6 Sep
2021

♫ We feared that Maverick being two months later this year and so darker and perhaps colder it wouldn't be as popular as previously, we were wrong ... more here

su 22 Aug
2021

Travelling to Ipswich via Framsden and Westerfield the weekend before last we were surprised that none of the bus shelters seemed to have timetables.

sa 14 Aug
2021

Julian Harries in Justin and the ArgonautsThis autumn Common Ground Theatre Company are touring around near the coast The Dream of A Ridiculous Man featuring Julian Harries born to play the Ridiculous Man.

th 5 Aug
2021

Earlier this week thefts from garages in Stradbroke and Huntingfield.

Casting opportunity for British Asian actors from the very excellent Eastern Angles.

fr 23 Jul
2021

house sales around near the coastPerhaps surprisingly house sales active around near the coast in Saxmundham and Wickham Market but not Woodbridge.

Sunday morning litter picks are back in Bungay.
fr 16 Jul
2021

A shed/workshop in Woodbridge Road Waldringfield was broken into sometime during the past few weeks and reported on Monday 12 July.  Tools and a mobility scooter were stolen.  Anybody with any infor are asked to contact Suffolk Police quoting crime references 37/37925/21, you can call 101.

tu 13 Jul
2021

Suffolk Myth 93:  For young Suffolk couples role play often involves tv progs like Naked Attraction, 24 hours in A&E or Massive Engineering Mistakes.

sa 3 Jul
2021

Although the number of covid cases in East Suffolk is now galaxies away from last winter it is still on the rise.

we 23 Jun
2021

An experienced nanny and an ex-Age UK care assistant both freelance and available near the coast.

mo 21 Jun
2021

Suffolk DayWe've renewed our garden waste subscription, as expected it went on for quite a bit and was very picky.  It might help if someone there understood defaults.

su 20 Jun
2021
Father's Day - pic contributed by R Magritte

RoughCast Theatre start their summer tour of The Tempest tomorrow night at the Brockdish Old King's Head.  Brockdish and the Wingfield shows are already sold out but Saturday they are at the stunning Thorington Outdoor Theatre.

fr 18 Jun
2021
Thorington

Mini Mouth's A Mid-Summer Night's DreamThorington Outdoor Theatre is a stunning natural ampitheatre in woods not far from Darsham.  Last night we enjoyed Mini Mouth's dress rehearsal of A Mid-Summer's Night Dream for the theatre's opening tonight.  The large cast from very mini and upwards were thoroughly enjoying themselves (especially the pre-show warm up) and keeping the stage manager active marshalling youthful spirits:)

we 2 Jun
2021

near the coast 2007-00 has become near the coast 2008-00 featuring Davy Crockett and the then still open Marlesford Bell.

su 30 May
2021

Sudbourne Printmakers at the Sweffling printroomAs so often with memory stunned how long since we last visited the Sudbourne Printmakers.  This week they are being hosted by the Sweffling printroom and when we visited yesterday it was busy, lots of sales with Peter Besson clearly popular.  Next exhibitors at the printroom are local artists Amanda Edgcombe and Tassie Russell.

fr 21 May
2021

Suffolk Constabulary Shed burglaries at the beginning of the week in Tunstall  and Iken .

tu 18 May
2021
text

Next Tuesday here in near the coast  we could be getting a test text message as the first step in a national emergency message service.  The government is generously making this service available to the NHS but being Tories they will be making money out of it.

we 12 May
2021

Suffolk ConstabularySometime between late Thursday afternoon and Monday morning £24,000 of GPS was stolen from around Marlesford and what sounds like farm machinery.

we 7 Apr
2021

Last week an overnight burglary near Walnut Lane Pettistree .

th 18 Mar
2021

East Suffolk  (District) Council's paid service (£45) collecting large items for disposal started up again this week.

we 3 Mar
2021
Belated reminder that the garden green wheelie bin collections restarted this week, collection with your recycling as usual.
mo 15 Feb
2021
The bin collections  should restart today, no garden green wheelie garden collections until St David's Day 1 March.
fr 12 Feb
2021

Wonderfully confusing calendar how bin collections  will hopefully restart next week.

we 10 Feb
2021

Again near the coast bin collections have been CANCELLED for today.

tu 9 Feb
2021

Understandably bin collections around near the coast  have been CANCELLED today as well.

su 7 Feb
2021

UK Power Networks' incident map01:00pm: With power cuts (Leiston is out at the mo') around near the coast caused by the Beast from the East's younger brother you are likely to find this UK Power Networks' incident map useful (enter your postcode).

fr 5 Feb
2021

The other Walpole has the misfortune to be home of Ken Burns he of the relentlessly sentimental background music and equally relentless pan/zoom across a still image.

sa 30 Jan
2021
More sheep worrying with two dead pregnant ewes in Gedgrave  (yes, we had to look it up).
th 21 Jan
2021

Last week two dogs worried pregnant ewes at Friston .

su 10 Jan
2021

Pleasant Green is near the coast's own Sleepy Hollow and is between Orford and Rendlesham.

th 3 Dec
2020

Dancing in Syleham  village hall gets another favourite on that there Flickr.

we 28 Oct
2020

Distraction Thefts of Mobiles

Police are reminding customer facing staff to keep their phones secure at all times after receiving seven reports of ‘distraction thefts’ since the start of October.  The offenders will enter a premises with a customer reception area such as a hairdressers or hotel and distract staff by asking for help or directions and waving papers around.   They will then take the phone from the reception desk/counter whilst the member of staff is distracted.

th 10Sep
2020

Very sorry to hear that Cliff Quay brewer Jeremy Moss passed away last Friday 4th September,

we 9Sep
2020

Mid Suffolk Carriage Driving for the DisabledLast year the walk raising funds for the Mid Suffolk Carriage Driving for the Disabled was in Peasenhall.  This year it was going to be a dog walk in Monk Soham  but sadly it's CANCELLED.

sa 29 Aug
2020

Roadside verge volunteer wardens rake and monitor verges as wildlife reserves.

we 19 Aug
2020

The Bentwaters Cold War Museum has thought about re-opening and decided leave it until next year.

fr 7 Aug
2020

Not surprisingly with the current unpleasantness house sales around near the coast are slow but most active in Saxmundham.

th 30 Jul
2020

The Bentwaters Cold War Museum is thinking about re-opening next month, we certainly enjoyed our visit.

su 7 Jun
2020

Man in the Hat♫ Man in the Hat's three previous virtual hoedowns have triumphed with a sea of appreciative comments.  He's doing it again Friday ... PPE not needed but you are advised to social distance from your device.

we 27 May
2020

Katie's Garden plant centre NewbourneWe visited Katie's Garden Newbourne for the first time last week.  A staff member asked Are you trying to leave without paying?  We were third in the socially distanced queue for the cashier and exit and empty handed because we'd put our three tumbler tomatoes down whilst waiting.

fr 22 May
2020

HM Coastguard are warning that the Bawdsey  Cliffs are dangerous because of erosion.

we 13 May
2020

A man has been charged with the Darsham and Framlingham petrol station burglaries and ramming a police car.

we 6 May
2020

Suffolk ConstabularyIf not a crime wave around near the coast at least a ripple.  Last night both Darsham and Framlingham petrol stations were burgled, Friday a quad bike was stolen in the Yoxford area and about the same time two expensive looking bicycles were stolen from a Woodbridge shed.

sat 2 May
2020

Framlingham Co-op ice bucketSuffolk, or at least Co-ops near the coast, have rediscovered the ice bucket challenge.   Yesterday in front of a few socially distanced onlookers a very good handful of Framlingham Co-op staff were cheerfully dunked by their co-workers.  If we'd paid more attention we would know which charity benefitted but we do know Wickham Market Co-op have been challenged to do the same thing.

th 2 Apr
2020

Suffolk ConstabularyYesterday afternoon a body was found in an Aldeburgh house and in the evening there was an armed robbery at the Fressingfield  Mace Store.

mo 24 Feb
2020

This Saturday the 29th a free (donations welcome) nostalgic Film Night at Horham Community Centre.

th 20 Feb
2020

9am-2pm Saturday week 29 February Knodishall Brownies are holding a table sale in the village hall with profits to the hall.  Tables are £10, phone Brown Owl Jo Mayhew on 01728 831748.

su 9 Feb
2020

Storm Ciara (not Clara) has closed the Orwell Bridge we think 3:00am-06:00pm.

sa 8 Feb
2020

 WANTED  A graphic designer to be paid for designing a Bauhaus style poster.

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