around the county
TIME TO SHOP!
How about a post-summer pick-me-up? October 2, Lavenham Village Hall, Church Street, Lavenham, CO10 9QT a lovely shopping day in aid of Cancer Research UK. 10am-2pm. A whole hall full of shoes and boots, women’s clothing, jewellery, accessories, gifts, plants and more. £3 entrance donated to CRUK, (£2 after 2pm), refreshments and light lunches available. www.facebook.com/charityshoppingday
GARDEN DESIGN COURSE
Gardening expert Helen Riches is running a Short Course in Garden Design at Walberswick from October 19-21, 10am to 4pm, teaching the basic skills required to plan a garden, whether starting from scratch or adding a bit of wow factor to a single bed. Visits to inspiring local gardens and a nursery will be included. Details at www.helenriches.co.uk
October 7 and 8 is annual open and tree weekend at The Place for Plants, East Bergholt Place C07 6UP. There will be talks and demonstrations all weekend and on the Sunday the garden will be open in aid of the National Garden Scheme, 1-5pm. Entry adults £6 (children free). For more information contact Sara Eley on 01206 299224 or go to www.placeforplants.co.uk
HAVE YOUR SAY ON A12
Residents are being urged to give their views in a six-week public consultation on plans to bypass four villages on the A12 and help persuade Government to back the multi-million pound project.
The route will serve the proposed Sizewell C development, wind farm operations off the coast, provide improved access for new housing and businesses along the A12 corridor, and provide relief for Farnham, Stratford St Andrew, Little Glemham and Marlesford, where residents have been campaigning for a bypass for at least 20 years. Exhibitions of the proposals will be held at the Riverside Centre in Stratford St Andrew on September 20, and September 23, 10am to 6pm.
All information is available online at www.suffolk.gov.uk/ consultations.