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In partnership with the charity Bookbridge, UK Scouts are collecting unwanted books to send to Cambodia and Mongolia to create libraries to help children and people learn English. Any unwanted books, CD’s, DVD’s, VHS videos, or teaching materials (e.g. alphabet posters etc.) can be placed in the box located by the old Post Office in the Hub. Any English language materials would also be useful, particularly picture, children’s and young adults’ books that are easy to read. The more illustrated and simple a book is the better. Teaching resources like dictionaries, atlases and encyclopedias would be especially welcome. It does not matter if the books etc. are worn or battered as long as they are still readable / watchable. The box will be available for collections up until 8 July.
Barker Gotelee Solictors will be in the Hub at lunchtime on 5 July to promote their private client services. A trainee solicitor will be on hand to answer any questions that potential clients might have about commercial issues or how to train to be a solicitor. A solicitor will also be available to answer any questions regarding employment.
Prospect will be in the Hub on Wednesday 6 July at lunchtime.
The Book People will be in the Hub at lunchtime on Thursday 7 July.
Volvo Cars will be showcasing their current range and latest models outside the Hub on Friday 8 July and offering test drives directly from the park from 8:00 until 18:00. Everyone is welcome to participate, but remember your driving licence if you’d like a test drive. Cyclists please note that cars will be parked on the road running alongside the Hub.
On Friday 8 July take a trip to the Hub and you’ll be able to sample the very latest in automotive technology, refinement and style first hand as Volvo Cars will be showcasing their current range and latest models including the new V60, performing live “City Safety” demonstrations and offering test drives directly from the park from 8am until 6pm. Everyone is welcome to participate, but remember your driving license if you’d like a test drive!
NOTE: Cyclists please be aware that cars will be parked on the road running alongside the Hub.
Barker Gotelee Solictors will be in the Hub at lunchtime on 5th July to answer any questions on the following topics;
Free 15 minutes’ advice by telephone or in a meeting at the Barker Gotelee offices to discuss the following:
- Managing someone else’s financial affairs for them
- Inheritance tax planning
- Care fees planning
- Probate/administering someone’s affairs after they have died
Free 30 minutes’ advice by telephone or in a meeting at the Barker Gotelee offices on:
- Disputes concerning Wills, Trusts and Probate
- Employment questions to be answered
Phoenix Datacoms and Breaking Point Systems will be in the hub between 11:30 and 3:30 on Tuesday 28 June and would be pleased to speak to anyone involved in testing who would like to come and have an informal chat about the capabilities of their solutions.
Therapists from the Woodbridge Complementary Health Centre will be available at lunchtime in the Hub on Wednesday 29 June to discuss the therapies available at the Centre.
Therapists from the Woodbridge Complementary Health Centre will be available at lunchtime in the Hub on 29 June to discuss the therapies offered at the Centre.
Since 1992, the Woodbridge Complementary Health Centre has given local people and visitors access to high quality complementary health approaches. The Centre’s aim is to help individuals find the best approach to maintain or restore their own personal health. Every one of the Centre’s therapists are all experts in their respective fields, and offer a universally friendly and professional service to promote wellbeing. The Woodbridge Complementary Health Centre website features information on each of the therapies that are offered at the Centre, as well as profiles of each of the therapists.
Phoenix Datacoms and Breaking Point Systems will be in the hub between 11:30 and 3:30 on the 28 June and would be pleased to speak to anyone involved in testing who would like to come and have an informal chat about the capabilities of their solutions.
Traffic generators have changed a lot, in terms of performance, capability and price-performance. This is a chance to see the latest from two companies, Xena and Breaking Point Systems. Xena provides extremely cost effective packet stream traffic generation at rates up to 40Gig and 100Gig. Breaking Point Systems are used for full Layer1 to Layer 7 testing of both performance and security of networks and content-aware devices. Breaking Point can generate applications layer traffic, simulating extreme numbers of users and IP addresses, with simultaneous multiple streams of good and bad packet streams and malicious cyber attack traffic.
The Adastral Park Bike User Group will have a stall in the Hub on Monday 20 June, with a wide range of information, experts and practical advice from routes to lockers.
At lunchtime on Tuesday 21 June the Adastral Park Fire Team will be in the Hub promoting the fire truck pull being held on Friday 24 June.
Prospect will be in the Hub lunchtime on Wednesday 22 June.
On Thursday 23 June the Adastral Park Fire Team will be in the Hub at lunchtime promoting the fire truck pull being held on Friday 24 June.
Show the Adastral Park Fire Team your support on Friday 24 June as they attempt to pull the fire truck 25km around Adastral Park to raise money for Childline.
This months social lunchtime walk will be out to the Long Stropps walk and returing via Grange Farm on Wed 18 Jan.
Leaving from outside Adastral Park Reception promptly at 12:15, we shall have a brisk walk across the heath where the Long Stopps walk starts/ends and continue through to the Grange Farm football ground and return via the footpaths. Please wear suitable atire and footwear for the weather. This walk is around 2.2 miles.
List of previous walks (shown on google map):
- December – rest for Christmas!
- 16 Nov – Second visit by special arrangement to the MHAS control tower museum
- 12 Oct – Visit by special arrangement to the the Martlesham Heath Aviation Society Control Tower Museum
- 21 Sept – Walk round the outside perimeter of the site, approx 2.5miles
- 17 Aug – Martlesham Heath woodlands* (to south of estate), 1.5 miles
- 20 July – Woodland by police HQ*, 2.5 miles
- 29 June – Walk Farm wood* near to the RSPCA / behind Tesco’s 2 miles
- 13 May – Walk round the outside perimeter of Adastral Park, 2.5 miles
- 11 May – Walk round the inside perimeter of Adastral Park, 1.5 miles
*includes a Geo-cache point
Future destinations depending on interest include: an evening ghost walk around town and a historic walk around Ipswich (early evening in the Spring) – let us know of any other local walks we could do.
If you are interested to find out more, or have other suggestions, please contact Andrew Cassy by email Adastral.email@example.com or call 01473 628023.
These walks started after the successful Walk to Work Week jaunts around the site. We have since introduced a monthly social lunchtime walk to go further afield for those who would like to find out more about the local area whilst stretching your legs and increasing your stride count. Each walk will have a specific point of interest en-route and take between 60-90 minutes, with two guides to cater for a fast or slower pace.
For those who were inspired by the recent Sky Ride in Ipswich or with aspirations for London 2012 Games it is Bike Week, 18-26 June.
We have a programme of activities to inform, entertain and encourage you to get on yer bike too.
Monday 20th June
- the Adastral Park Bike User Group will have a stall in the Hub with a wide range of information, experts and practical advice from routes to lockers
- the Green Bike Project (Orwell Mencap) will take any unwanted bikes you can bring in for spares
- the novel Whike sail bike will also be on display, and
- Pedal Power (under new management) will have a presence too
Later in the week there will be led-bike rides in to work from key locations in Ipswich, Felixstowe and Woodbridge, hosted by experienced cyclists who can show the way and discuss alternative routes. Visit the BUG stall on Monday to find out more and sign up for your ride in and watch this website for further details.
Battle of the Workplace – Bike Challenge. The BT Adastral Park ‘Chain Gang’ team have entered this local competition against other companies to win cakes and a trophy for the most miles cycled to/from work and on business during bike week. We have a few spaces left so contact Andrew Cassy if you wish to join or find out more – email Adastral.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01473 628023.