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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gardens to Visit

Gardens to Visit

Gardens to Visit in June, from Susan Moore There are always lots of gardens to visit in June and here are just a few of them. Most are fairly local, but just to ring the changes I have included one a little further away, in the other Harleston, the one near Stowmarket. I have watched […]

Starston Artist’s Exhibition

Starston Artist’s Exhibition

Observations at Hallwong David Page writes: In March/April I shall be having a solo exhibition at the Gallery Upstairs, The Fisher Theatre, Bungay.  The title is ‘Observations at Hallwong’, – a mythical place.  I live in Hallwong Lane, Starston, (some readers may have visited the house which i and my wife Jane German, also a […]

Starston Neighbourhood Plan

Starston Neighbourhood Plan

Parish Workshop initial consultation drop-in event at Jubilee Hall, Saturday 17th November The Starston Neighbourhood Plan is a community-led document for guiding future development within the parish. It is about the use and development of land over the next 20 years.  It may contain proposals for improving the area or providing new facilities, or allocation […]

Pigeon Post Photo Competition 2018

Pigeon Post Photo Competition 2018

The results of the Pigeon Post Photo Competition 2018 have been announced and are as follows: Click HERE to see the Picture Gallery with all the photos that were entered for the 2018 competition. Main Competition Judged by Frances Crickmore Senior Category 1st Prize:     Linda Savage for Winter’s Frosty Pond 2nd Prize:   Clare Allen for Wood […]

Starston Flower Festival

Starston Flower Festival

Starston Flower Festival was held at St Margaret’s Church, Starston, on the 14th, 15th and 16th July 2018, with visitors being treated to some amazing displays, based on the theme of English Country Gardens. As soon as you put your foot over the threshold, to go into the church porch, your senses were immediately stimulated […]