Creation Event 16-17 Feb 2019

Our community art event returns in the Spring! Team Creation have put together the 2019 programme of events and we hope that you are looking forward to taking part.

Saturday 16th February 10am-4pm
  • Art Exhibition and Pop-up Cafe in the Village Hall
  • Spring Art Competition display and stalls in St Mary’s Church
  • Snowdrops and Aconites in the Churchyard
  • Sculpture Trail (can be started at either St Mary’s Church or the Village Hall, guide maps available at 50p from both locations)
Sunday 17th February 10am-4pm
  • Art Exhibition and Pop-up Cafe in the Village Hall
  • Spring Art Competition display in St Mary’s Church (after 11am)
  • 
Snowdrops and Aconites in the Churchyard
  • 
Sculpture Trail (can be started at either St Mary’s Church or the Village Hall, guide maps available at 50p from both locations)

As in 2017 we will be running both sculpture and art competitions – the creativity and skill on display last time was so impressive that we can’t wait to see what you create this Spring.

As previously, the event will centre around the snowdrop display in the churchyard, with art displays and stalls in the church and an exhibition by professional artists in the village hall – there will of course be the return of the popular pop-up café, too. Parking is available at St Mary’s Church and at the Village Hall. Toilets are at the Village Hall.

All proceeds from the event will go towards the restoration and preservation of St Mary’s Church

We have included entry forms in the current edition of the Thorpe Times so you can begin to plan your creative endeavours. Updates regarding **PRIZES** will be posted on the Village Hall notice board and on our Facebook page @ThorpeMorieuxCreation.

As well as enthusiastic community participation, the success of our last event was reliant on the generosity of local businesses and individuals who donated funds, materials and prizes. If you would like to make a donation to help us with Creation 2019 we would be most grateful.

Contact Lucy Perry lucyperryart@gmail.com or Jasmin Gagen 01284 827039

Asian Hornets

Vespa velutina, also known as the Asian hornet is an invasive non-native species from Asia.  It arrived in France in 2004 where it spread rapidly.  As a highly effective predator of insects, including honey bees and other beneficial species, it can cause significant losses to bee colonies, and potentially other native species.

Asian hornet was detected for the first time in Tetbury, Gloucestershire in September 2016. A single nest was found and eradicated and no subsequent sightings have been made in the area.  A further sighting was made in Woolacombe, Devon, in September 2017 where a single nest was located and destroyed. Another sighting was made in April 2018 in Lancashire.

It is important to report any suspected sightings of this species as soon as possible.  Vigilence is particularly required in southern parts of England and the areas where other sightings have been made (Devon, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Lancashire).  The Asian hornet is active mainly between April and November (with peak activity recorded in August/September) and is inactive over the winter.

For further information, please refer to the Non Native Species Secretariat.

Village Broadband Update

The director of Suffolk Better Broadband Programme contacted us today to confirm conversations with BT Openreach that the Live-to-Live (L2L) transfer process which has temporarily blocked upgrade orders on the new fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) box opposite Newson’s Farm (Cockfield Green P9), now has a scheduled completion date and that upgrade orders on P9 should be accepted from 10th July.

From that date, local residents should be able to check whether their line has been re-arranged onto P9 (cabinet 9), and if so, should be able to order a broadband upgrade.

P9 for reference is the closest ‘green box’ or fibre supplied cabinet to the village at this point in time.

Not all residents will be connected to this cabinet and can check details using the BT line checker tool.

 

New Website

Welcome to the newly launched Thorpe Morieux village website.

There is still much work to be done with respect to adding content to the site and we are working to develop further enhancements and improvements in functionality.

If you are a member of a club or take part in an activity in the village that is not represented on the site, please get in touch with details and we will be pleased to add an appropriate section.

Please explore the site – we welcome your comments and feedback for improvement.