Volunteer groups and councillors co-ordinate efforts to improve Sudbury

Volunteers groups and councillors are seeking to co-ordinate their efforts to improve Sudbury, following a meeting to discuss the work being done around the town.

Outside Clare library, Guildhall, High Street, Clare CO10 8NY

Free clinics at Clare library aim to help save money on energy bills

Citizens Advice Suffolk West hopes to help Clare residents save money on energy bills with a series of free public events over the rest of the year.

Janice and Ghalib Al-Nasser are champion budgerigar breeders and exhibitors who keep more than 400 budgies at their home in Pentlow. Photo credit: SWNS.

Pentlow couple celebrate 50 years as champion budgerigar breeders

A Pentlow couple who house more than 400 budgies at their home have celebrated 50 years of success as award-winning breeders and exhibitors.

Met Office warns of heavy rain and flooding

Warnings of heavy rain on Tuesday and Wednesday across East Anglia

Showers giving up to three hours of heavy rain will hit East Anglia tomorrow followed by more continuous rain on Wednesday, the Met Office has warned.

St John The Baptist Primary School in Pebmarsh was named the Best Performing School in Braintree District Council's Recycling Rewards Scheme.

Pebmarsh school named ‘greenest’ in county in recognition of recycling efforts

A Pebmarsh primary school has been recognised as the ‘greenest’ school for its efforts as part of a county-wide waste recycling programme.

Dedham Vale Area of Natural Beauty (AONB) and Stour Valley Forum 2017 at Shrubs Farm in Lamarsh.

Nature forum says Stour Valley must be safeguarded to cope with rising populations

An annual nature forum held near Sudbury has concluded that communities must be ready to help the Stour Valley and its landscapes cope with the rise in residential development.

Stour Valley Community School pupils at Clare Castle Country Park.

Stour Valley students complete five-month project at Clare country park

The conclusion of the school year last week brought an end to a five-month outdoor study programme carried out by Year 10 students at Stour Valley Community School at Clare Castle Country Park.

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Pictured: The Guildhall

Suffolk Preservation Society warns of threats to countryside during AGM in Lavenham

A heritage charity believes Suffolk’s unique beauty is under threat by a recent wave of badly-designed housing developments.

The Sudbury Area Green Belt Group voiced concerns after green space off Churchfield Road in Sudbury was churned up by a deep plough.

Calls to protect Sudbury ‘green belt’ after patch of countryside churned up

Landowners in Sudbury have been urged to preserve long-established green spaces in the area, after a well-used portion of countryside was ploughed over.

Artist's impression of the 1,250-home Chilton Woods development

Sudbury Town Council backs Chilton Woods development plans, but calls for more green spaces

Sudbury Town Council has backed the latest Chilton Woods development plans – but recommended the final plan has more green space.

Clare Castle Country Park

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Proposed lease changes at Clare Country Park spark dispute

Proposed changes to the lease arrangement at Clare Castle Country Park (CCCP) has sparked a dispute which saw tempers erupt at a town council meeting last week.

Cavendish village
Cavendish Open Gardens
20 gardens open and proceeds divided between St Nicholas Hospice Care and Cavendish Community Council.
Paul and Sue Ricketts
Picture Mark Westley

PICTURES: Cavendish Open Gardens showcase is a scorcher

The shade of trees and woody garden plots were sought after in Cavendish last weekend as its open gardens event proved a scorcher.

PepsiCo Copella juice factory at Boxford Farm, Suffolk.

Boxford drinks firm plans to invest £35 million and create over 100 new jobs

A drinks factory is planning a major expansion to its Boxford base, pledging to invest £35 million and create more than 100 new jobs.

A hot dog keeping cool

Suffolk temperatures soar to more than 30C

We may not have hit the highs reached further inland, but Suffolk still saw temperatures getting into the 30s.

Lavenham Secret gardens
Ella, Jessica and Grace Iliffe from Newton Green
Picture Mark Westley

Lavenham places spotlight on hidden garden gems

Large and small gardens, hidden from sight behind homes dotted around Lavenham, brought delight to visitors’ last weekend.

Pupils from primary schools across the area visit the Thomas Gainsborough School in Great Cornard for a Science fair.    Kids from Long Melford Primary school watch a firey demonstration!

Sudbury’s Thomas Gainsborough School science fair fires up for return next week

More than 600 primary schoolchildren are set to converge on Sudbury next week for a spectacular annual science fair.

Chelsworth open gardens

l-r: Cliff Marin, Joy Martin, John Maisey, Pat Maisey

Chelsworth Open Gardens event approaching 50th anniversary

A Suffolk village first, which has spawned a nationwide enthusiasm, is celebrating its 50th anniversary later this month.

Pent low, Essex. John & Jo Wilsdon the new landlords of the Pinkuah Arms, in Pentlow which has opened again after a 3 month closure.


New Pinkuah landlords bring village hub back to life

John and Jo Wilsdon have moved to Suffolk in a bid to restore a village pub to the centre of community life.

Sudbury Green Belt Group at green space on the edge of Sudbury near the health centre.

Sudbury Green Belt Group discusses aims

Sudbury Green Belt Group met recently to discuss future development and the need for open spaces.

Oxford, Suffolk. 24 garden open their gates to the public around the suffolk village of Boxford as part of their annual open gardens day. Pictured is Fran Gregor-Smith Mary's House garden. 


Area attracts hundreds of visitors as residents take part in open gardens events

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