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Can You Help the Glebe Meadow?

Our lovely Glebe Meadow is maintained by volunteers from Starston and more widely.   Volunteers in the mowing team cut the grass on a weekly rota, using a ride-on mower.  At other times, we keep the hedges, banks of the Beck and trees safe but natural.  Others look after the bees.  We meet as a […]

Stonham Barns – Potato Day

Saturday 8th February. The East Anglia Potato Day is an annual event and 2020 is its 25th year. It is one of the few events in the country dedicated to the humble potato. This is a popular event with people queuing from as early as 8.30 am – some to get their seed potatoes for […]

Happy Birthday Glebe Meadow

Happy Birthday Glebe Meadow

Technically the birthday of the Glebe Meadow is January as the purchase was completed in January 2012. However, February that year saw the planting of the orchard, now the Jubilee Orchard, so this month we are celebrating that. In the summer of 2010 an area of rough pasture of around 2 acres in the centre […]

Pictures of Old Starston

Do you have any pictures of old Starston – photos or postcards – anything is welcome. If so please contact us via this website as we would like to increase the village Picture Gallery of Old Starston. To see the pictures we already have you can click here: http://starstonvillage.co.uk/starston/starston-in-years-gone-by/ All our picture galleries can be […]

The Big Garden Birdwatch

The Big Garden Birdwatch

This year the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch is being held on Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th and Monday 27th January. This event is very important as it collects an impressive amount of data about the health – or otherwise – of our garden bird populations. It provides a window into our wildlife and the great thing […]

Asthma Sponsorship

Thank you to everyone who bought cakes and tea or made donations at the Sale in the Jubilee Hall at the end of November. The proceeds went to sponsor my son’s marathon in aid of Asthma UK. We raised over £100 so thank you all for your support. The marathon is in April so if […]

The Real Rudolph

The Real Rudolph

So we’re in the month of the Midwinter Festival, the winter solstice, the turning point of the year when the dark days gradually become longer heralding the return of spring. It has always been a time for feasting and celebration, even before the Christian Church appropriated it as the birth of Christ. In fact, many […]

Pigeon Post 2019 Photo Competition

Pigeon Post 2019 Photo Competition

This year there were 28 photos submitted from 12 people. The results are as follows: Professional Judging (Frances Crickmore) Over-16s 1. Russell Carter – Just a Snack 2. Anna Saul – Morning Sunrise 3. Clare Allen – Three-legged Dog on a Log Under-16s 1. George Thompson – “Yum, Yum” Village Vote Over-16s 1. Russell Carter […]

Bee Swarms and the Glebe Meadow

Bee Swarms and the Glebe Meadow

BUZZ, BUZZ, you busy bees! A successful spring This has been a busy time for bee swarms as well as for swarm collectors. And spring honey has been extracted and is now available – please ring me or call round for your jars of delicious Starston honey. I have collected 4 bee swarms from local […]

Dog Attack in Bunns Lane

A villager has been attacked and bitten by a dog running loose in Bunns Lane. People, especially those with children, are advised to take great care.