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A Danger to Horses

My horses are kept on my own land in Kirton.  Someone periodically comes onto my property and lets my horses out onto additional grazing.  Please do not do this:  you are endangering their health and ultimately their lives.

My horses are carefully managed to maintain their health and condition.  By letting them into fields full of grass, you risk them developing laminitis, an extremely painful and ultimately fatal condition caused by over eating.  Do not put my horses' lives at risk like this.

All gates are now locked and CCTV is being installed.  I am saddened that I need to do this in a community like Kirton and Falkenham.

Caroline Putus

Thank you from Gary

A huge THANK YOU to all those who recently supported a fundraising cheese and wine event held at Kirton Church Hall on Friday 21st November in aid of the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance. I have been astounded how the people in the village have supported the Essex & Herts Ambulance service as well as my family and I during the time since my motorcycle accident.

Thanks to everyone's generosity in purchasing tickets, donating raffle prizes, purchasing items from the air ambulance stand and cash/online donations the evening raised a grand total of £ 1701.50 for the charity.

More good news is that whilst reviewing its charitable grants, the Parish Council, inspired by the information at the event, voted to grant Essex & Herts Air Ambulance £200.

Running alongside this event an ebay auction was also in place with all donations once again going to the Essex & Herts Ambulance service. Funds from this added to the above brings the grand total to £2711.43. This means together, as a community, we have donated enough to cover the full cost for the cost a life saving flight for someone in their moment of need.

So once again I would like to extend thanks to the community of Kirton, family, friends, plus Ian, the Air Ambulance volunteer, along with Waitrose who generously donated all of the cheese and wine for the event and Martin & Lorraine who helped in running the evening. I still cannot believe we have achieved such a good result. Thank you.
Gary Hawksworth

Arts & Crafts Fair

Thank you to all who supported the Kirton Art and Craft Fair on Saturday 25th October.
The whole event, including the raffle, raised £420 and this will be divided between Woolverstone Wish and the Kirton Church Hall Fund.

Pam Cole

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Gary's Cheese & Wine i.a.o. Air Ambulance

A full house at the Cheese & Wine on Friday 21 November held in Kirton Church Hall.
Thanks to Waitrose for their support, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance and all who came, donated the many raffle prizes and bought tickets.
Pictures follow.

Saturday 16th August – Art Workshop Day at St. Ethelbert’s Church, Falkenham

Saturday 16th August is an Art Workshop Day at St. Ethelbert’s Church, Falkenham. A short talk on the history of St. Ethelbert’s Church and Falkenham followed by a day painting and drawing. Music will be played inside the Church to reflect the workshop, but this is a day about Art not Music which I thought people form Kirton and Falkenham might like to take part in. Read More...

Spectacular Hats 23-24 August

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Fete 2014

This year’s Fete was opened by the lovely Lynne Mortimer, columnist from the EADT, who also helped judge the children’s Fancy Dress competition.
Pictures now online!
Olivia says Michael J Fitch is the BEST magician she’s ever seen! Read More...

Gardeners Club visit to Belgium

Report on the Gardeners Club trip to Belgium and Maastricht – with pictures is now online here Read More...

Personal Fitness


Fully qualified personal trainer with 30 years experience
Teaching all levels from 8 to 80 yrs of age

Individual exercise programs tailored to suit your needs
Dietary advice available if required

Call Sarah for more information
Landline: 01394 448577
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Concert in Falkenham Wednesday 11 June

A celebration in words and music with
Tickets £4 to include coffee and biscuits.
All profits to the Church Fabric Funds
Tickets from Loraine on 01394 448490 and Pauline on 01394 448019 Read More...

Revised version of the Welcome brocure available

The Welcome brochure provides you with a printable list of many local organisations and contact details for schools, surgeries, churches and other organisations.
Download it here
If you spot an error, please let the webmaster know.
Thank you.

Web site Links page updated

Broken links fixed and new links added (Felixstowe Academy)
The following websites seem to be inactive:–
Newbourne weather station, Bucklesham and Nacton village websites.

MartinRH

Churches Together in Felixstowe AGM 8 May

Churches Together in Felixstowe: AGM & FORUM MEETING
Thursday 8th May 2014 7.30pm at Kirton Methodist Church
(Parking available on the Green)
Chaired by Revd. David Kemble
Come early for refreshments (from 7pm)
Contact: Sue Hockenhull CTF Hon. Secretary 01394 279368

Songs from the Shows at Kirton

Songs from the Shows – in a cabaret setting
Saturday 26 April 2014 7:30pm
Kirton Church Hall
Tickets £10 from Stephen Harvey 01394 448780 Elizabeth Highton 01394 448399

Interval tea, coffee & soft drinks but BYO alcohol
Emily Bennet and Paul Stone – soloists
with Molly Scurrell and Tom Mayhew
and the Felixstowe Youth Choir
Martin Waddington – keyboards
Hattie Bennett – Cello

Music in Felixstowe

We are delighted to introduce 2 luminaries of the artistic world, violinist Kenneth Sillito, and actor Brian Ralph to perform in Haydn's profound work - "The Seven Last Words From the Cross" this Sunday - April 13th at St John's Church Felixstowe at 3.00pm. Entry is £12, children free and you can pay on the door. There will be tea and sherry afterwards.
 It is a pleasure to be working with Kenneth again, who recently became our Patron, and Brian with whom I performed in countless musicals at the Wolsey Theatre. The other members of the string quartet are Joanne Green, violin, Graeme Scott viola and Harriet Bennett cello.
In case you didn’t manage to download the brochure here are some of  our forthcoming dates:
April 25th Songs From the shows - Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club [also at Kirton on Saturday 26 April!]
May 7th Lunchtime concert Alice Clark, recorder - St Andrew’s Church
May  18th popular flute music played by Anna Noakes with the Ward Quartet - St Peter and St Paul’s Church
All the best, Hattie
Details of these and the rest of the season are on the website Read More...

East Anglia THREE Consultation Events

East Anglia THREE Consultation Events
In September 2013 East Anglia THREE Limited (a subsidiary of East Anglia Offshore Wind Limited and 50/50 joint venture between ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall) published a Statement of Community Consultation, outlining how we would consult with local communities and businesses throughout our development of the proposed East Anglia THREE Offshore Windfarm.
We will shortly be publishing the Preliminary Environmental Information Report, presenting further detail on our proposal.
In June we will be hosting consultation drop-in events, in line with Section 42 and Section 47 of the Planning Act 2008, giving you the opportunity to meet the project team, review the Preliminary Environmental Information Report and ask any questions you may have.   We welcome everyone to attend.
• 16th June, Woodbridge Library, New Street, Woodbridge, IP12 1DT
• 17th June (am), Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, IP1 2BX
• 17th June (from 2pm), Bawdsey Village Hall, IP12 3AH
• 18th June, Burstall Village Hall, Burstall, IP8 3DR
Further information about the project, the Preliminary Environmental Information Report and our Statement of Community Consultation is available on
For more information please email
Philip Watkins Director t:  01502 509305 m: 07795 196011 w:

KAFPA Show on Saturday 12 April

Pasted GraphicOur Next Show:
We are pleased to announce we are holding another Variety Show on Saturday 12th April 2014 at 7.30pm at Kirton Church Hall.

There will be Song, Dance, Acting, Prologue & Music,
in fact something for everyone ☺

Tickets are just £ 5.00

There will be snacks at your tables, but please Bring Your Own Drinks.

Tickets are available from Norah & Michael 448238

Eastern Angles "Port Wine and Stout" 1st April

Tickets are still available for the new Spring-time Eastern Angles production of "Port Wine and Stout" which will be performed in the Church Hall next Tuesday, 1st April, at 7.30pm.

The story, which has had excellent reviews in the press, is based on the writer's own experiences and tells of a journey to Africa when the son of an English mother and Nigerian father is sent on a quest by his half-brother back to their father's village.   There he discovers a polygamous family divided by jealousy and hatred!

The son finds it a life changing trip with the complexities of family relationships - full of comedy, melodrama and sorrow and incorporating music and dance.

Tickets priced at £8.00, £7.00 for concessions, are available from Norah or Michael on
01394 448238.

Kirton Church – Electoral Roll 2014

The Church Electoral Roll will be updated during March/early April.   If you would like to have your name added to the roll, please fill in a form which you will find in the church porch   (ONLY COMPLETE A FORM IF YOU ARE NOT ON LIST).
To join you need to be baptised, aged 16 or over and either lived in the village or worship here regularly.
Completed forms should be returned to the box, in the porch.
Ray Bignell

Electoral Review of SCDC 

The Boundary Commission has published its draft recommendation for new electoral arrangements for our District.
Briefly the recommendations, that affect Kirton & Falkenham, are that a new ward be established, represented by 1 District Councillor, named Kirton Ward
encompassing Kirton, Falkenham, Waldringfield, Hemley, |Newbourne, Bucklesham and Levington; as opposed at present, in available on that Kirton & Falkenham are in a Trimley Ward.
Comments on the proposals are invited until 28th April 2014,
In writing to The Review Officer (Suffolk Coastal), LGBCE, Layden House, 76-86 Turnmill Street, London EC1M 5LG
By Email
Twitter: @LGBCE
More information and maps are available on and
Colin Shaw, Clerk

Emergency Message from UK Power Networks

Please see the following message from UK Power Networks.
You can also download the information from this link

Eastern Angles - Plum WIne and Stout – 1st April


This new Spring-time Eastern Angles production, written by Segun Lee-French, will be performed at Kirton Church Hall on Tuesday, 1st April, starting at 7.30pm.

The story, which is based on the writer's own experiences, tells of a journey to Africa when the son of an English mother and Nigerian father is sent on a quest by his half-brother back to their father's village.  There he discovers a polygamous family divided by jealousy and hatred.

The son finds it a life changing trip with the complexities of family relationships, full of pathos, comedy, melodrama and sorrow!   The journey becomes a challenging culture clash, incorporating music, dance ..... and a host of spiritual ancestors!

Tickets priced at £8.00, £7.00 for concessions, are available from Norah Phillips or Michael Sharpley at 28 Burnt House Lane, Kirton, phone 01394 448238. Read More...

Kirton & Falkenham Art Show 22 & 23 February


Paintings and drawings by local Artists will be on display and for sale in Kirton Church Hall on Saturday and Sunday, 22nd and 23rd February.

The show will open with a Preview Wine & Cheese Party on the Saturday between 6.30 and 9.00 pm, and tickets priced at £5.00 are available from Norah Phillips on 01394 448238.

The Exhibition will then be open with free viewing all day on Sunday between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm when tea and biscuits will be available.

Do go along and enjoy the wide range of skills and talent of people living in the two Villages.   All will be very welcome. Read More...

Village Quiz Saturday 25 January at Church Hall

Contrary to what you may have read in today’s (Friday 17 Jan) EADT/Star...
The annual Village Quiz with new Quizmaster Paul Voller.
Saturday 25 January 2014 at 7:30pm in Kirton Church Hall
Tickets £6 including refreshments
Tickets from Jenny, Susan or Linda - see Read More..
BYO drinks and glasses

Gardeners Club, WI and Links pages updated

Gardeners Club notes for December & January
WI notes for December & January
Link to Roselea Nursery’s sparkly new website.

PS Don’t forget to check our Village Diary before you arrange your event. Then ask for it to be added to the Diary. Read More...

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