Friday, 20 October 2017

School's half-term FREE events

Upcycle It @ Ipswich Art Gallery
Wednesday 25 Oct, 11 am - 3 pm
Ipswich Art Gallery, 1 Upper High Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3NE
click here for more info

Prehistoric Colchester
Tuesday, 24th October 10am - 4pm
Colchester Castle
click here for more info

A Mammoth Eco-Event
Tuesday, 24th October, 11am-3pm
Ipswich Museum, High St, Ipswich IP1 3QH
click here for more info

Ask the Expert
Wednesday, 25th October, 10am-3pm
Ipswich Museum, High St, Ipswich IP1 3QH
click here for more info

Natural Colchester
Wednesday 25th October, 10am-4pm
Colchester Natural History Museum
High Street, Colchester CO1 1DN
click here for more info

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Half-term and Halloween ideas for the families

Halloween at Holly Trees Farm Fri 20 Oct 2017 - Sun 29 Oct 2017, 10am - 4pmHollow Trees Farm Shop, Semer, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 6HXclick here for more info
Anglo-Saxon Crafts and Living HistorySat 21 Oct - Sun 22 OctWest Stow Anglo-Saxon Villageclick here for more info
Halloween Spooky Quiz Trail21 Oct - 29 Oct, 10am-3:30pmAbbey Gardens, Bury St. Edmundsclick here for more info
Halloween Spooktacular & Laser-Pyrotechnic Show27th October, 5pmStonham Barnsclick here for more info
Shriek Week at Colchester ZOOSat 21st Oct 17 - Tue 31st Oct 17, 9.30 am- 5 pmColchester Zoo Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester CO3 0SLclick here for more info

Halloweenies - Kentwell's School of Sorcery & Magic21 October - 29 October, 10:30am -12:00pm & 1:30pm - 4:30pm Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Sudbury, CO10 9BAclick here for more info

The 9th Annual Sci-Fi and Action ExhibitionSaturday 21 October to Sunday 26 November, 10-5pm, Sun 10-4pm. Moyse’s Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1DXclick here for more info

Halesworth Half-Term Treasure Trail & Scarecrow WeekSaturday 21 October to Saturday 28 October Halesworth Town Centre, IP19 8AHclick here for more info

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Half-term in London?

Looking for ways to keep the kids entertained in London in half term? Click here  for a list of events and activities going on across town during the school holidays. Plenty of these things to do are free, or cheap, so keeping children happy needn't break the bank.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Latest Jobs 16th October

Customer Service Assistant, One Stop, Stowmarket, click here for more info

NHS 111 Call Handler, NHS, Ipswich, click here for more info

Data Administrator, NHS, Hadleigh, click here for more info

Fitness Class Instructor, GLL, Ipswich, click here for more info

Digital Marketing Assistant, Horizon Search and Selection Ltd, 
Needham Market, click here for more info

Trainee Residential Children's Worker, Fulbridge social care, Sudbury
 click here for more info

Bar Staff, The Willow Tree, Stowmarket, click here for more info

Kitchen Staff, The Willow Tree, Stowmarket, click here for more info

Receptionist Team Member, Travelodge, Stowmarket, click here for more info

Christmas Temp, Superdrug, Stowmarket, click here for more info

Receptionist for SPA, TA Hotel Collection - Weavers' House Spa, The Swan Hotel
Lavenham, click for more info

Personal Assistant, Pure Resourcing Solutions, Ipswich, click here fr more info

Friday, 13 October 2017

What's on This Weekend 14th - 15th October

Doomsday - Fear the Past - PREVIEW
Colchester's Brand New Screem Park
Friday 13th October  - Sunday 15th October
click here for more info

Antiques Fair
Church Street, Lavenham
Sunday 15th October
click here for more info

Sutton Hoo - Mind the Pennies
Tranmer House, Sutton Hoo, IP12 3DJ
Sun 15th October, 11.30-13.00
click here for more info

Pick your own Pumpkin and Maize Trail
The Pumpkin Patch, Green Lane, Aldham
Sat 14 Oct - Sun 15 Oct
click here for more info

The Magic World of Mushrooms 
Highwoods Country Park, Colchester
Saturday 14th Oct
click here for more info

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Forces Additional Needs and Disability Forum

To register please contact Frances Robinson via email
or on 0207 463 9315

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Latest Jobs - 11th October

Store Manager
Card Factory
click here for more info

Support Worker
Suffolk County Council
click here for more info

Accounts Administrator (untill Christmas)
Staffbank Recruitment
click here for more info

Customer Assistant
click here for more info

Authorities Administrator
Hales Group Limited
Nr Stowmarket
click here for more info

HR Administrator (part-time)
Saint Gobain
click here for more info

Youth Worker
Care Focus
click here for more info

Office Administrator
Time Appointments
click here for more info

Monday, 9 October 2017

World Mental Health Day 10 October 2017

SFA Compensation Scheme - Vouchers

SFA Compensation Scheme – High Street Vouchers

DIO is pleased to announce that the problems surrounding the issue of High Street Vouchers to successful SFA Compensation Scheme claimants have now been resolved.
Claimants are now being sent details of the appropriate codes to allow Vouchers to be redeemed from our supplier’s site.
The Compensation Team is working to clear the backlog of successful claims on a date approved basis; it is expected this will be cleared by mid-November.
We would like to apologise once again for the time taken to resolve this issue.
The Compensation Scheme remains open for new claims.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Few Ideas for the WEEKEND

East Anglian Falconry and Countryside Fair
Sat 7th - Sun 8th October
Stonham Barns, IP14 6AT
Local Craft and Produce Fair
Sat 7th October, 9am-1pm
Community Cafe, Claydon and Barham Community Centre, Claydon, IP6 0EG
Bury Farmers' Market
Sunday 8th October, 10am - 4pmThe Traverse, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1BT
Mercury Theatre - 5 Soldiers - Dance Show
Friday 6th - Sat 7th October
Corporal Budd VC Gymnasium, Berechurch Road, Colchester
Buttermarket's 25th Birthday
Saturday 7th October from 12pm - 5pm
Buttermarket Shopping Centre, Ipswich

How to contact your Council

Monday, 2 October 2017

Youth Work Training - Mid Suffolk Youth Network

Free Youth Work Training for NOCN Level 2 Award in Youth Work Practice.
The Mix, Stowmarket.
Limited spaces.

Click here for the poster

Thursday, 28 September 2017

British Forces In Germany - The Lived Experience


Don't take it from us, tell the world the experiences that you had serving and living in Germany.

The BFG Legacy Project is beginning – and you can be a part of it. By the time the last units in 20 Armoured Brigade leave Sennelager in 2019, British Forces will have been stationed in Germany for nearly 80 years. 
To mark this lengthy period of overseas deployment, HQ BFG is producing a book: British Forces in Germany – The Lived Experience.

This is a call for you to share your lived experiences with us. 
Please click on the link to share your experiences​

BFBS promoting Forces Money Week

BFBS are promoting Forces Money Week via their website, FB and Twitter and are now seeking questions to put to the panel of experts. 

From 16th -20th October a team of financial experts will join Richard Hutchinson on Forces Radio BFBS & on Facebook Live to answer your questions.

Each day from 1:45pm UK join us live all week on your radio and through Facebook as we answer your money questions from around the forces world. Each day we will be tackling a different subject.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Latest job offers Tuesday 26 Sept

Customer Service - Fixed Term Contract 
Jim Lawrence Ltd - Ipswich IP7
Click here for more info

Waiting Staff Hadleigh Ram Suffolk, 
Stuart inns Ltd - Hadleigh

Sales Assistant Max Spielmann - Ipswich IP8
Click here for more info

Vehicle Administrator
Nr Stowmarket
Click here for more info

Sales Assistant - Customer Service
Ipswich, Stowmarker, Sudbury
Click here for more info

Customer Service Assistant
One Stop, Ipswich
Click here for more info

Homelessness Prevention Support Co-ordinator
Home Group, Suffolk
Click here for more info

A2 Administrative Officer
Insolvency Service, Ipswich
Click here for more info

Friday, 22 September 2017

Information about the MOD Future Accommodation Model (FAM)

Latest details about FAM can be seen at this link... click here

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Veterans Mental Health - Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service

NHS veterans’ mental health services now available for armed forces personnel approaching discharge

Information for patients

Armed forces personnel approaching discharge can now get treatment and support at NHS veterans’ mental health services across England and thereafter into their civilian life, whether this is months or years later.

DIO - Service Families Accommodation Compensation Scheme

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Forces TV is launching on Freeview

Forces TV is launching on Freeview channel 96 from the beginning of October. 

To mark the launch, the new schedule offers brand new factual military programmes as well as action-themed drama and comedy shows, plus news about our armed forces.
 Watch Forces TV on Sky 264, Virgin 277, Freesat 165, Freeview 96 and BFBS TV 09
 For the TV schedule visit  Or follow us on Twitter @Forces_TV

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Crafty Wednesdays in Wattisham in preperation for Christmas

***          Please book and pay by 20th November!!!          ***

Crafty Wednesdays at Wattisham

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Blue Peter Badge - free entry into over 200 attractions

A Blue Peter badge is a special award given to Blue Peter viewers and fans. Badge owners can gain free entry into over 200 Blue Peter Badge Attractions around the country, like theme parks, zoos and castles. Amongst them - Africa Alive!, Banham Zoo, Diggerland, ... 

Monday, 11 September 2017


E2 Administrative Support
Ministry of Defence
Wattisham Flying Station, Ipswich

Healthcare Assistant / Healthcare Support Worker
Better Healthcare Services
Hadleigh, IP7 6DF

Concession Sales Advisor and Concession Store Manager
M & Co
Hadleigh, IP7 5EF

Support Worker
Suffolk County Council
Stowmarket, IP14 1SZ

Store People Manager  - 20 hrs per week
Morrisons Plc
Hadleigh, IP7

Home Based BABY Event Organiser
Cheeki Monkeys
Self-employed, Home based

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Welcome to Wattisham HIVE

Wattisham HIVE is now re-open. 

Sign up for news, events, discounts and more as the Blog is re-launched.

Opening hours are:

Wattisham - Mon, Tue and Thurs 0800-1630; 
Fri 0800-1300

Hadleigh House - Wedn 0830-1600

Friday, 8 September 2017

Suffolk School Term and Holidays

School Term/Holidays
Autumn First Term
4 Sep 2017
20 Oct 2017
Autumn Half Term Holidays
23 Oct 2017
27 Oct 2017
Autumn Second Term
30 Oct 2017
19 Dec 2017
Winter Holidays
20 Dec 2017
2 Jan 2018
Spring First Term
3 Jan 2018
9 Feb 2018
Spring Half Term Holidays
12 Feb 2018
16 Feb 2018
Spring Second Term
19 Feb 2018
29 Mar 2018
Easter Holidays
30 Mar 2018
13 Apr 2018
Summer First Term
16 Apr 2018
25 May 2018
Summer Half Term Holidays
28 May 2018
1 Jun 2018
Summer Second Term
4 Jun 2018
24 Jul 2018
Summer Holidays
25 Jul 2018
4 Sep 2018