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First class upgrade promotion for BT staff* – Grassroutes are pleased to support National Express East Anglia travel offer for BT people booking via the thetrainline website. NXEA will be in the Hub on Thursday 4 March 11.00 – 14.00 to launch the promotion which runs until 30 April 2010. *terms and conditions apply.

Kingpin offers

  • 2 for 1 bowling  at Kingpin every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening from 6pm.
  • Half term family bowling £20 per hour for up to 6 bowlers or just £18 for Adastral Park/Bibb Way employees.

Have you ever thought about petanque?

Following the completion of our successful second season, the Suffolk Coastal Petanque League are already setting their sights on the 2010 season. Petanque is currently one of the five fastest growing sports in the country and anyone can join in.

People normally take around 10 to 15 minutes to be shown the basics of the game. Several factors help in making it a great leisure activity to be involved with, especially that you do not have to be of Olympian-athletic ability to play and it is an incredibly inexpensive pastime.

The league allows players to enter in teams of 4-8 players and the registration fee is just £12 per team for the entire season. Matches are played approximately once every three weeks, starting in April and culminating in grand finals during the last week of September. Leagues are based upon geographical location rather than ability and are limited to a maximum of 6 teams per division. This means a team will have, at the most, five home and five away matches to play over a six-month period. This allows for matches being re-arranged easily to avoid holidays etc and teams are provided with all the other teams contact details at the start of the season to allow easy communication between captains.

If you are at interested in setting up a team or finding out more contact the league coordinator, Simon Fletcher at 18 Melville Road, Ipswich, IP4 1PN or e-mail him at imogenlewiskira@sky.com. Registration closes on 26 February 2010 so act quickly if you’d like to join the fun.

BT and Nations Regions East (NRE) are inviting schools from across the East of England to form teams, take on the challenge and live the Olympic and Paralympic Values!

What is the challenge?
How can technology help encourage, inspire and motivate young people and their families to enjoy a healthier lifestyle?

The teams will be asked to think of an idea for a new product or service that would help young people and their families to take part in a healthier lifestyle.

They’ll have to do some research to find out what products and services already exist and what people think of them and then present their own new ideas in an electronic format.

There will be winners for Key Stage (KS) 2, KS3 and KS4 for each of the six county areas in the East of England, these teams will all be invited to take part in a regional final on 2 July 2010 at Adastral Park.

Read more on the London 2012 Get Set website.

Prospect (was Connect) will be in the Hub lunchtime between 11.30 – 14.00 on Wednesday 17 February.

The Hub restaurant, 23 February 12:00 – 13:30

Angus Scott and Nick Edwards will play classical guitar music as the duo Las Guitarras at the Hub on Tuesday 23rd February. Their programme will include music ranging from early music, baroque, classical, Spanish and Latin styles. Donations in aid of DEC Haiti earthquake appeal. Please come and enjoy the music and give a donation to support this worthwhile cause.

A group of friends at Adastral Park (Jenni Carberry, Emma Finney-Lambert, Adele Wyse, Anna Sugden and Wendy Abbott) have been busy organising a Charity Ball in aid of East Anglian Children’s Hospices. EACH supports families throughout their experience of caring for children with life-threatening conditions and complex healthcare needs.  EACH is a registered children’s charity which relies on public support for the majority of its income (around £5.8m) so voluntary income and support is absolutely vital.

The evening will be held at Ufford Park Hotel on Saturday 27 February. The tickets cost £30 per person and the hotel has promised a reduced rate for those wanting to stay over.

You can buy your tickets online now.

Save up to 13 per cent on First zone 1 day and weekly bus tickets.

To encourage greater use of public transport and to make it easier for you to buy tickets we are trialling a new scratch card ticket. They cost just £4 for a day ticket (normally £4.60) or £14 for a week ticket (normal price £16). You can check the map to see the area that zone 1 covers.

The tickets are available to all Adastral Park employees to buy using cash only (ATM machine is available in the Hub) from Amigo’s or the Hub coffee bar.

This offer is brought to you by the Grass Routes travel plan and First.

The Next Order to Office service brings the high street store to your door. Forgotten a friend’s birthday? Children need a new coat? Need a new party outfit fast? 

Place your order via the website before 17:00; your brand new goodies will be delivered for free by lunchtime the following day (Monday to Friday). Just pop to the post room located on the lower loading bay (check the map to see where to go) to collect your order.

From Monday 8 February the Hub coffee shop will be open from 08:00 until 16:00 for a trial period until Easter.

The Suffolk Police Community Officer will be in the Hub at lunchtime on Friday 12 February.

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