Martlesham Heath

Control Tower Museum Opens for the Season

MARTLESHAM Heath Control Tower Museum opens for the season on Sunday 7th April.

The Martlesham the Heath

Control Tower Museum opens for the Season on the afternoon of Sunday 1st April Learn

Story of this

Fascinating Airfield from 1917 to 1963, The Royal Flying Corps to The Jet Age, with everything in between. It is then open every Sunday afternoon from Sunday 7th

April, 2pm - 5pm until October 27th. Free entry (donations appreciated). It is located at the rear of Parkers Place, off Eagle Way, Martlesham Heath IP5 3UZ. Easy free parking. Special openings for school and club

groups available by

arrangement. For more information phone Ian on 01473 611665 or Howard on 01473 274300. Email: control.tower@ Woodbridge WI

WOODBRIDGE WI rounded off 2018 with a splendid party including WI special speed dating, fiendish quizzes and of course great food. Now we look forward to another year of interesting speakers, visits

to various places of

interest and outings to the theatre and cinema. We began with a representative


Great Blakenham Recycling Plant

who updated us on

the correct way to recycle our household and garden rubbish. In February it was our 40th anniversary and Mark Mitchell was our speaker. His subject was a Brief History of the Suffolk Landscape and explained how Suffolk has evolved since the 1300’s. For our March meeting we will be

hearing The Craft of Comic Verse with Erik Punaks and in April we will be hearing about the Food Culture and Language of Japan. A walk for the Associated Country Women of the World is also happening in April and we will be joining in the local litter pick. We, along with other organisations in the town, will be at the Community Hall on April 6th so if you would like more information come and visit us there. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Methodist Hall in St John’s Street and would give you a warm welcome. You can also phone our President Margaret

Lury on 01394 610596 for further details.

A New Public Access Defibrillator for Woodbridge

WOODBRIDGE now has a new defibrillator (a PAD) available for public access 24 hours a day at the north end of the town.

Thanks go to the members of Woodbridge Methodist Church for their fundraising efforts, including

a concert

by Woodbridge Orchestral Society, and also to the Woodbridge Town Pastors for their generous donation. The Methodist Church, situated in St John’s Street, Woodbridge, has placed it on the wall of their car park, easily accessible from the end of the Thoroughfare and the houses around the church. It has been registered

with the East of

England Ambulance Service and joins the other seven defibrillators around the town,

including one at the Riverside Theatre, two at Co-op stores, one at Woodbridge School, one at the Evangelical Church, one at St Mary’s Church Centre and one at the Cruising Club. Sheena


Woodbridge Town Councillor, welcomed the new PAD as

it now serves an area

previously without one. Rev Martin Dawes, the minister of the church, and also one of the town pastors explained, “Defibrillators are an important part of the arrangements for certain types of critical heart emergencies. This PAD will enable our church first-aiders and the Town Pastors as well as members of the public to offer one more important capability to their response”.

The Roger

David Burrows Music Fund

AMAZING Archaeological Discoveries on March 11th. Thank you to all who came to the above talk, there was such tremendous and unprecedented support that

the venue was

filled to capacity very quickly and unfortunately many people could not get in and had to be turned away. We are very sorry about the disappointment that this caused and so we are looking into some dates to invite Andy Peachey to come back to give his excellent talk again so as to give everyone the chance to hear about the amazing


discoveries found nearby. This event has helped boost the funds of the Music Fund which will go towards enabling us to provide grants

for the

next round of applications in January. We know from the past that these grants make a real difference to the many different recipients.

Thank you all for your support and to all those who helped on the evening to make it such a successful event. Look out for details of the next date in future issues. Further details of the Roger

Rev Martin Dawes and the new Defibrillator at Woodbridge Methodist Church.

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Come to my fashion show – with a difference!

I’M organising a Fashion Show with a difference on Wednesday 24th April from 7pm - 9.30pm at St Peter's Waterfront, Ipswich. It is part of a project I am leading on behalf of Girlguiding Anglia's Action for Change.

Action for Change provides an opportunity for young people to put together a nine- month social action project for their local community. I decided to focus on the topic of body confidence, or the lack of it, caused by social media and the constant pressure to take perfect ‘selfies’, which affects both adults and children in our world today. I feel especially strongly about

We all matter! partly

I believe that the issue is because normal,


people are not adequately represented within the fashion industry. It is improving, but much more needs to be done. That’s why I am organising a

fashion show with a this because

of my own experiences when growing up: I wore a tube-feed and was bullied throughout my time at school. In fact, I’ve never seen anyone


the media who looks quite like me, and I’ve never been confident in the way that I look. Thankfully, through Girlguiding, I have had the opportunity

to speak with

Guide Units and attend body confidence conferences, and discuss why it’s so important to address the issue now. I have already created a body-positive Instagram and a Facebook page, and have also recorded a video with the BBC as part of this project. None of this would I have been brave enough to do without the work I had previously done through Girlguiding.


AS winter becomes a distant memory and we move well and truly into Spring your garden is beginning to come to life, and for those fair weather gardeners amongst us now is the time to head outside and get involved. We, at the Community News, would encourage our readers to use reputable local suppliers such as those on this page. Please don’t be afraid to ask for help and advice when shopping for new plants. No one knows what will thrive better than the knowledgeable

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Please remember that your garden is also home to a great many other creatures. If you are so inclined, put out bird feeders to encourage winged visitors. Now is the time they are nesting so it won’t be long before they have many hungry mouths to feed, you will be doing them a


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great service by simply topping up your bird feeder and in return you get to watch many beautiful different species in your garden. I reckon to having around 10 different regular visitors to my little patch of wilderness. Look out for bee friendly plants and try to get a few scattered around your flower beds. It is well doc- umented that bee numbers are in decline so any help we can offer is invaluable.

Perhaps, like me, you enjoy

cooking freshly picked fruit and veg. Well, the shear variety of

what you can grow in your own garden is staggering. Again, ask the experts at you local centre about what grows well in local conditions but you should find you are able to grow more run- ner beans, and courgettes than you can eat. In the greenhouse, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, chilli’s and salad are all easily grown and cared for. This really is a wonderful

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difference. All the models on the catwalk will be people who don’t normally take part in fashion shows, and will be wearing clothes that they don't normally wear. We’ll be featuring models from a range of different backgrounds, ages, shapes, sizes and disabilities, to demonstrate that we are the ones buying the clothes, and so we are the ones who should be represented within the mainstream media. There will also be a body-positive art gallery to view in the interval, created by a local artist, and the

models themselves will

be sharing their stories about their personal body confidence journeys.

I do hope that this event can demonstrate that we all matter, that we all deserve a chance to be represented, that we all have a place in mainstream advertising – and it shouldn't just be for a limited few. So do come along and support us on April 24th! Entry is free and everybody and anybody is welcome.

Jessica Shire







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