Green Living Centre
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What's On around Ipswich

If you know of an event in the Ipswich area relating to the environment or sustainability that's not currently in this list, please send details to info@greenlivingcentre.org.uk. Details of abbreviations can be found below.
Fresh local food: Join the Community-Supported Agriculture scheme at The Oak Tree Farm
April 2014
Sat 19 April, 9:00am
Bourne Park car park - Stoke Park Drive entrance [Map]
Meet at Bourne Park car park, Stoke Park Drive TM152419. 3hrs. 5miles. Leader Stephen Marginson Tel: 01473 258791. Website: http://www.rspb.org.uk/groups/ipswich
Sun 20 April, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Portal Woodlands, Martlesham [Map]
Meet at the Education Area. For details contact 01473 612632 email pwcg@martlesham.org.uk Website: http://pwcg.onesuffolk.net/
Sun 20 April, 10:30am to 1:00pm
Meet at Bobbits Lane car park [Map]
Join Ipswich Wildlife Group and Friends of Belstead Brook Park for a morning of woodland management in this ancient wood. Meet at the stepped entrance to the wood in Bobbits Lane. Details from Gerry Donlon 01473 726082. Website: http://www.greenlivingcentre.org.uk/iwg
Wed 23 April, 7:30pm
St Margaret's Primary School, Bolton Lane, Ipswich [Map]
Talk by Patrick Barker. Patrick, together with his cousin Brian, runs Lodge Farm at Westthorpe, near Stowmarket. Their aim is to run a commercial, modern business, producing high yielding quality crops while increasing biodiversity, and they have seen the return of a host of threatened plants and animals to their farm. They have won a number of prestigious awards including the National FWAG's ...
Thu 24 April, 7:30pm
Sidegate Lane Primary School, IP4 4JD [Map]
(Note 4th Thursday) A film by Professor Cedric Prys-Roberts. Sponsored by Fynn Valley Golf Club Hosted by the RSPB local group at Sidegate Lane Primary School, Ipswich. Members £2 non-members £3. Details from Chris Courtney 01473 423213 Website: http://www.rspb.org.uk/groups/ipswich
Sat 26 April, 9:00am to 11:00am
Portal Woodlands, Martlesham [Map]
Meet at the Control Tower. For details contact 01473 612632 email pwcg@martlesham.org.uk Website: http://pwcg.onesuffolk.net/
Sat 26 April, 9:30am to 11:30am
Landguard Nature Reserve, Felixstowe [Map]
Help keep the beach at Landguard clean and pristine. Meet at the southern end of the Observatory near the bungalow. Once we've finished there is tea/coffee and biscuits back at the Bird Observatory. For more information 01394 675283. ranger@landguardpartnership.org.uk Website: http://www.landguardpartnership.org.uk/
Sat 26 April, 10:00am to 4:00pm
The Canopy, Felixstowe [Map]
Come and discover more about the Landguard Peninsula at Felixstowe with a special day of displays and information at The Canopy in the town centre. Learn how you can become a volunteer, visit the ‘touch table' and discover our fantastic events for everyone. For more information 01394 675283. ranger@landguardpartnership.org.uk Website: http://www.landguardpartnership.org.uk/
Sun 27 April, 11:00am to 3:00pm
Meet at Bobbits Lane car park [Map]
In association with National Beanpole Week, buy beanpoles and peasticks produced from coppicing in Spring Wood, park at Bobbits Lane IP9 2BE. For further details 01473 726082 or see www.greenlivingcentre.org.uk/iwg Website: http://www.greenlivingcentre.org.uk/iwg

May 2014
Mon 5 May, 11:00am to 4:00pm
Kiln Meadow, off Marbled White Drive [Map]
Join the Greenways Project, Ipswich Wildlife Group, Friends of Belstead Brook Park and many others for a celebration of this wonderful area of Local Nature Reserve. Guided walks, woodland crafts, family activities, demonstrations, music, food and much more. Parking at Bourne Park off Stoke Park Drive with free minibus to the event. More information from 01473 433995 or 07736 826076 on the day.
Wed 7 May, 6:30pm
Purdis Heath, Ipswich [Map]
Meet at Bucklesham Road, Ipswich (roadside parking adjacent to Trinity Park) TM213424. 2hrs. 3miles. Leader Stephen Marginson Tel: 01473 258791. Website: http://www.rspb.org.uk/groups/ipswich
Thu 8 May, 8:00pm to 11:00pm
76 St. Helens St, Ipswich, IP4 2LA [Map]
A chance for anyone interested in Environment issues to meet for a chat and a drink, and do a bit of networking. We're usually in the back room. Look out for the “Green Drinks” sign on the table. All welcome. We meet the second Thursday of each month, in The Dove Street Inn, 76 St. Helens St, Ipswich. IP4 2LA http://www.dovestreetinn.co.uk/ Contact: Steve Pritchard - 07724 004272
Sat 10 May, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Holywells Park, Ipswich [Map]
If you're aged 6-12, you care about nature and the environment, and you want to explore your local wildlife, then come along to Ipswich Wildlife Watch. And bring your parents along too! Meet in front of the Stable Block, near the Cliff Lane entrance to the park. If you're interested in coming along or would like to find out more, contact Alex Stadler 07716 702427. Organised by Suffolk Wildl ...
Sat 10 May, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Landguard Nature Reserve, Felixstowe [Map]
Special free open day, a great day out for all the family. Unique guided tours and family treasure hunt. Location: Landguard Fort, Felixstowe Museum and Landguard Nature Reserve. For more information 01394 675283. ranger@landguardpartnership.org.uk Website: http://www.landguardpartnership.org.uk/
Sat 10 May, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Holywells Park, Ipswich [Map]
Organised by the Friends of Holywells Park. In the Orchard. Website: http://www.holywellspark.org.uk/
Wed 28 May, 10:45am to 12:30pm
Chantry Park, Ipswich. IP2 0BP [Map]
'Health' Walk - 30 minute brisk walk around the park. Meet at 10:45 at top of Sur Ryder visitor car park. Walk starts at 11am (FREE). 'History' Walk - a 1hr gentle 'history' walk around Chantry Park & the Walled Garden. Meet or continue walk at 11:30; meet in front of Sure Ryder Home. (Fonations welcome to support Walled Garden Project). Finish at 12:30pm - Refreshments, cake & chat at Activ ...
Sat 31 May, 8:30am
Crown St lay-by [Map]
Hickling Broad is one of the largest expanses of open water in East Anglia. It is a National Nature Reserve and a haven for rare plants and animals. There are about two miles of trails around the site which pass through reed beds, along grassy paths on the flood wall, and tracks lined by birch and oaks. Hides overlook the scrapes, which attract a variety of wading birds. In recent years the ha ...

June 2014
Sat 7 June, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Holywells Park, Ipswich [Map]
If you're aged 6-12, you care about nature and the environment, and you want to explore your local wildlife, then come along to Ipswich Wildlife Watch. And bring your parents along too! Meet in front of the Stable Block, near the Cliff Lane entrance to the park. If you're interested in coming along or would like to find out more, contact Alex Stadler 07716 702427. Organised by Suffolk Wildl ...
Thu 12 June, 8:00pm to 11:00pm
76 St. Helens St, Ipswich, IP4 2LA [Map]
A chance for anyone interested in Environment issues to meet for a chat and a drink, and do a bit of networking. We're usually in the back room. Look out for the “Green Drinks” sign on the table. All welcome. We meet the second Thursday of each month, in The Dove Street Inn, 76 St. Helens St, Ipswich. IP4 2LA http://www.dovestreetinn.co.uk/ Contact: Steve Pritchard - 07724 004272

July 2014
Thu 10 July, 8:00pm to 11:00pm
76 St. Helens St, Ipswich, IP4 2LA [Map]
A chance for anyone interested in Environment issues to meet for a chat and a drink, and do a bit of networking. We're usually in the back room. Look out for the “Green Drinks” sign on the table. All welcome. We meet the second Thursday of each month, in The Dove Street Inn, 76 St. Helens St, Ipswich. IP4 2LA http://www.dovestreetinn.co.uk/ Contact: Steve Pritchard - 07724 004272
Sat 12 July, 11:00am to 2:00pm
Holywells Park, Ipswich [Map]
Organised by the Friends of Holywells Park. Website: http://www.holywellspark.org.uk/

August 2014
Thu 14 August, 8:00pm to 11:00pm
76 St. Helens St, Ipswich, IP4 2LA [Map]
A chance for anyone interested in Environment issues to meet for a chat and a drink, and do a bit of networking. We're usually in the back room. Look out for the “Green Drinks” sign on the table. All welcome. We meet the second Thursday of each month, in The Dove Street Inn, 76 St. Helens St, Ipswich. IP4 2LA http://www.dovestreetinn.co.uk/ Contact: Steve Pritchard - 07724 004272
Sat 16 August, 8:00pm to 9:45pm
Holywells Park, Ipswich [Map]
Organised by the Friends of Holywells Park. Website: http://www.holywellspark.org.uk/

ABBREVIATIONS

  • BBP - Belstead Brook Park
  • CSV - Community Service Volunteers
  • EPP - Environment Protection Panel
  • FoBBP - Friends of Belstead Brook Park
  • FoHP - Friends of Holywells Park
  • IDNHS - Ipswich & District Natural History Society
  • IOGG - Ipswich Organic Gardeners' Group
  • IWG - Ipswich Wildlife Group
  • LETS - Local Exchange & Trading System
  • MCG - Martlesham Conservation Group
  • PWCG - Portal Woodlands Conservation Group
  • RAG - River Action Group
  • SNS - Suffolk Naturalists' Society
  • SOG - Suffolk Ornithologists’ Group
  • SWT - Suffolk Wildlife Trust
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