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ntc in 2018-14

su 16 Dec
2018

The Scarlet Pipistrelle - Common Ground TheatreYesterday's matinee performance of The Scarlet Pipistrelle at the Seckford Theatre Woodbridge had dancing, singing, joking, lovely ladies and a plot.  The audience attempted to clap the Brexit joke and we particularly enjoyed the sausage puns.  Common Ground Theatre tour the show around near the coast ... more here

tu 11 Dec
2018

bloody Christmas ... eh?Only tickets in advance for dinner and Basil's Christmas Carol at Stonham Barns Saturday 15th December.

sa 8 Dec
2018

The Shepherd and Dog at Forward Green (it's between the A140 and Stowupland) still has a TO LET sign outside.

fr 16 Nov
2018

Starting next Thursday for four days the Grundisburgh Cribfest.

th 15 Nov
2018

Saturday there's a fish and chip supper and auction of promises in Kelsale village hall we think in aid of the church St Mary and St Peter.

mo 8 Oct
2018

Bentwaters Cold War MuseumSunday week 21 October will be the last opening this year of the Bentwaters Cold War Museum.

mo 1 Oct
2018

The jeep run yesterday at Debach Airfield was their last open day of this year.

we 26 Sep
2018

Don't know if the Women's Tour of Britain will be returning to near the coast next year but we do know it will be a day longer,

fr 7 Sep
2018

Red Mecca at Stradisphere this year♫ Stuff to do around near the coast this weekend includes tonight a music quiz at the Framlingham Crown, the free Laxitude all weekend with Lyrical Jukebox and naughty Harleston boys Red Mecca playing tonight plus Maritime Woodbridge tomorrow and Sunday.

sa 28 Jul
2018

Thankfully it's rained and no doubt will again soon ... mind you it's already becoming a bit annoying.

su 15 Jul
2018

Looks like it probably won't rain today St Swithin's day.

th 5 Jul
2018

Village fetes this Saturday include Cretingham, Bedfield (on the sports field) and Otley both of which start at 2pm.

th 28 Jun
2018

Batteries stolen earlier this month from speed indicators in Chillesford, Hollesley, Snape and Tunstall.

fr 15 Jun
2018
Our eleventh birthday

Splat Quack Go Suffolk's Muddiest Mud RunHere's a new one (to us at least) Splat Quack Go Suffolk's Muddiest Mud Run. superficially a Woodbridge happening tomorrow but in fact just outside Hollesley ... entries accepted on the day and it sounds a teensie bit like those Zombie Evacuations.

sa 19 May
2018

There's an initiative for the community to buy the Brundish Crown, we hope they succeed, near the coast certainly doesn't need fewer pubs.

su 13 May
2018

Stonham Aspal may have lost it's pub but the village hall is very active with bingo, film, pub and quiz nights.

mo 7 May
2018

We've paid for Suffolk Coastal's garden rubbish collection starting this month.  We've opted for the bigger bin and were looking forward to re-purposing going forward the old bin to store yet to be chopped up kindling ... but the bigger bin doesn't arrive until August.

su 6 May
2018

Last week a Browning shotgun was stolen in a Knodishall burglary. Suffolk Constabulary

we 28 Feb
2018

Shepherd and Dog in Forward Green - pic by Google EarthThe Shepherd and Dog at Forward Green (it's between the A140 and Stowupland) has a giant TO LET sign outside.  Tripadvisor and someone who told someone else seem to think it's closed and has been for a bit.  We're pretty sure the letting agents are Fleurets who specialise in pubs and shops but we can't find it on their website ... maybe that's why it's got stuck.

tu 6 Feb
2018

A fine example of enviable near the coast local authority communication skills.

th 18 Jan
2018

A bit windy last night ... eh?

th 28 Dec
2017

The Friston Chequers now seems to be the Friston Old Chequers and has a fresh looking coat of paint.

we 25 Oct
2017

As you approach Hoxne from Stradbroke on the B1118 there's now traffic calming giving priority to traffic coming the other way.

tu 12 Sep
2017

Yesterday a motorist was assaulted and robbed between Metfield and Fressingfield.

sa 9 Sep
2017

As predicted the Tour of Britain flashed through near the coast yesterday but perhaps the helicopter got lost?  It only seemed to turn up as the peloton was leaving Framlingham.

tu 5 Sep
2017

Tour of Britain 2012 in AldeburghThe Tour of Britain will be passing through near the coast Friday round about lunch time.  You will know it's approaching when you hear the helicopter, expect it to flash past and best not to get in the way.  Wednesday the day before there's an individual time trial around Clacton, if you download the start sheet you'll know who's likely to be coming along next and there will be several hours of spectating to do.

tu 29 Aug
2017

Sorry to hear that the Cratfield Poacher closed earlier this year, we had a des' dinner there in 2010.

su 23 Jul
2017

Stradbroke T20 four years agoBack to back T20 (limited over) cricket in Stradbroke this afternoon with visitors Rumburgh and Saxmundham.

we 5 Jul
2017

Dunwich Dynamo 2015Next Saturday/Sunday night the 25th Dunwich Dynamo will be passing through near the coast.  This year the Gentleman Plumber will not be popping up his cafe near the Framlingham water tower but may be back next year.

fr 2 Jun
2017

Mackenzie Crook outside the Framlingham Crown JOBS  Around near the coast The Detectorists have one day's paid work next month for bearded mechanic type aged 40-80, filming in Staverton Park Butley.  Jobs also going for removal/builder types, a milkman and two male mourners in Framlingham and lots more, scroll down here.

we 17 May
2017

Horham Open Village and Fete Saturday afternoon.

tu 25 Apr
2017

Wrestling tonight at Stonham Barns, first bell 7pm.

mo 6 Feb
2017

Driving round near the coast Purple Bricks seem a popular alternative estate agent.

fr 27 Jan
2017

Radio StradbrokeRadio Stradbroke fund raiser tomorrow night in Syleham and Wingfield village hall (a new venue to us) with rock/indie/covers band Red Glass and a cheap bar ... sounds brilliant.

mo 9 Jan
2017

A quantity of cash was stolen in an Otley burglary last week.

tu 6 Dec
2016

Police advice on security when leaving your car unattended after Carlton and Westleton had14 vehicle break ins at the end of last month.

th 29 Sep
2016

We've only been to the Bealings once but they are absolutely charming and Saturday there's an extra reason to visit as a Healing, Psychic and Craft Fayre is being held in the village hall.

su 4 Sep
2016

Living art at Maui Waui ThebertonWe arrived at the Maui Waui festival Theberton yesterday along with the first significant rain for weeks which wasn't that disruptive but OTOH didn't help.  The living art show was part burlesque part catwalk and the combination of electro swing soundtrack, highly effective lighting and a enthusiastic audience made quite an event ... looking forward to next year.

tu 23 Aug
2016

Diversion in Victoria Mill Road FramlinghamDiversions seem quite the thing around near the coast at the mo'.  This one is in Victoria Mill Road Framlingham which is closed maybe a hundred yards from the junction with Station Road.

we 3 Aug
2016

House sales around near the coastSurprisingly three recent house sales in Monk Soham.

fr 15 Jul
2016

A woman died in a motorcycle accident yesterday evening in Walpole.

su 26 Jun
2016

Witnesham End of a RainbowDriving through Witnesham last weekend we thought That PC repair shop has gone, well it was very isolated, looks like a private house now.  Passing today we saw it's End of a Rainbow, they've been there eighteen months but sadly (if appropriately) this weekend was their last.

fr 27 May
2016

Speed cameras today in Eye, Kenton, Melton and Woodbridge.

we 18 May
2016

Over the past seven years FESPA have awarded more than £38,000 of bursaries to near the coast acting, dancing, music and stage management students.  If you are hoping to start a performing arts course this autumn make an application.

th 17 Mar
2016

The constabulary warn about telephone scams involving council tax, one in which the caller claims to be from the district council.

mo 29 Feb
2016

Fram Con Club bar Saturday nightWe lost useful broadband Saturday morning (thank you BT) which was a pity as we wanted to tell you about wrestling that evening at the Stonham Barns and The Outlaws at the Framlingham Con Club.  Coming back from The Outlaws we passed The Railway at 10:50pm just as a nun ran past presumably not wanting to miss last orders ... honest, a nun ... a bloke but in a wimple and habit.

fr 26 Feb
2016

Part of the Wyverstone ammunition stashThe thing about chairman of the parish council James Arnold's highly illegal 460+ firearms stash in Wyverstone (the other side of Stowmarket from near the coast) was the some 200,000 rounds of ammunition and other explosives.  Kept in close proximity and a single room if there had been an accident there would ... more here

mo 30 Nov
2015
St Andrew's day

On a Long Stratton corner opposite the Shell garage the smaller open all hours Co-op is now Funeral Services so on Sunday nights useful to know the Stradbroke Spar is open for travellers returning to near the coast.

mo 9 Nov
2015

Bury Saints tiny running back 27As most of the grass near the coast was sodden Saturday we expected Thetford rugby club to be the same but either the pitch is remarkably well drained or it's been drier in that there Norfolk.  Despite a 31-0 shut out on international visitors the Rotterdam Trojans the Trojans sportingly played a final post game rush where hosts the Bury Saints brought on a tiny running back who took it in for a TD.

mo 26 Oct
2015

Campsea Ashe farm machinery auctionWe thought it a little odd that the police were having a meet and greet at Clarke & Simpson's Campsea Ashe and definitely surprised by the packed car parks when we arrived.  The mobile police station and PCC Tim Passmore were there but the attraction was a farm machinery auction.  Very enjoyable, people in wellies poking at lumps of rotating metal whilst discussing it on the mobile and a Harwich farmer who told us of using a pole to force stacked bales off a sledge before sledges got a hinged tipper and then were made illegal.

su 3 May
2015

Difference of opinion between Dr Dan Poulter MP for much of near the coast and a Stradbroke councillor and a prospective Stradbroke councillor.

sa 28 Mar
2015

English DemocratsLooks like the expected parties and all new faces (except for sitting MPs) in the constituencies Coastal and Central Suffolk this general election.  The only real bandit is Tony Holyoak standing as an English Democrat for Central Suffolk.  The English Democrats despite the name stand for Britishness apparently.

tu 24 Mar
2015

This coming May Stradbroke will have a contested parish council election, around near the coast most places probably won't bother ... don't know about Stackton Tressel.  Surprisingly applications to be a parish/town councillor have to be delivered to the district council by hand, in Stradders the parish clerk will deliver it for you.

we 11 Mar
2015

Last night a woman died in hospital after a two car one driver collision in Friston.

mo 23 Feb
2015

The DAB (digital) radio network is to get 182 new transmitters with near the coast benefiting from new transmitters at Aldeburgh and Blythburgh.  Picking the bones out of a government document is an unsatisfying experience and we can't find a date for these two newbies beyond completion of all by 30 September 2016.

we 14 Jan
2015

Internet community station Deben Radio ended broadcasting at the end of last year but listen again has remained up but today is its last day.

we 7 Jan
2015

Dacre Peck♫ Once the new year is out of the way near the coast tends to go into lock down especially if the weather is miserable so pleasant to see the open mike behind the Framlingham Castle this Sunday is hosted by Peck and Ramsay (that's Peck of Vix and the Kicks she does the make the effort).

we 10 Sep
2014

FREE catalytic converter marking this Saturday morning at the Darsham Tyre Centre and you don't need an appointment.

mo 25 Aug
2014

The driver of a blue Fiesta died in Letheringham Saturday.

fr 20 Jun
2014

In this part of Suffolk you're more likely to be run down by a mobility scooter than an inline skater but we do like its been here forever bumptiousness ... and though unfair to say it's still the 1950s near the coast we have heard that sugar rationing didn't end in Stackton Tressel until 1986 ...

mo 16 Jun
2014

At the end of the nineteenth century there was no speedway or annoyingThe Framlingham Station Hotel? hatchbacks to entertain young men so TWOKing pony and traps was popular amongst the rougher elements of near the coast.  Fortunately taking the stolen transportation to a remote spot and setting it alight had not become fashionable but in his East African column Peregrine Cuttlefish clearly thought such joy riding indicated the imminent collapse of civilization as it was then known.

fr 18 Apr
2014

Private security contractor at the Cold War MuseumThis is not the welcome you'll get at the Bentwaters Cold War Museum Rendlesham, the museum is literally dripping with volunteers eager to tell you about the history and the museum, there's an excellent little cafe and the rare right hand drive coach/ambulance will make you expect Hawkeye and Hotlips running up the aisle shouting medic emergency speak.  They are open this Sunday and Monday.

fr 14 Mar
2014

Shingle Street Wednesday

th 13 Mar
2014

Marine Watch at RamsholtA beautiful day yesterday for our first visit to Ramsholt where there was a harbour master and lots of boats but nobody much to be met and greeted by the police's second Marine Watch meet and greet of the day ... but not wasted, the cops have shown they are about and we've seen a piece of Sandlings heaven.

mo 13 Jan
2014

Fellow Twitterer @Jaydubblah asks do any nearthecoasters know of really wheelchair friendly eating places in East Suffolk?  Need room to manoeuvre.

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