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School governors play an important part in raising schools standards through three key roles: setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and monitoring and evaluating school performance.

SGOSS representatives will be available in the Hub at lunchtime on 8 September to advise you on local vacancy rates and answer any other questions you might have.

On 7 September, QualiSystems – a test automation pioneer – will be in the Hub between 09.30 and 16.00 demonstrating their full end to end framework including Lab/Resource Management, test Automation, real time reporting etc. for network and infrastructure testing.

To find out more about QualiSystems, visit their website.

There are no events taking place in the Hub during this week.

COME AND JOIN US FOR A ‘BARBIE’ OUTSIDE THE COFFEE LOUNGE (PATIO AREA)

THURSDAY 25 AUGUST (weather permitting)

11.30am – 1.30pm

BURGERS, HOT DOGS, BBQ CHICKEN, SALADS, JACKETS AND MORE…

PLUS

It’s Notting Hill Carnival 28-29 August

SO, TO GET YOU IN THE MOOD, ENJOY SOME OF OUR CARIBBEAN STYLE DISHES IN THE HUB ON FRIDAY 26 AUGUST

Coconut & Bean Soup

Jerk Chicken

Grilled Pork with Onions

Baked Barramundi with Mango & Ginger

Pineapple Upside Down Sponge laced with Jamaica Rum

Prospect will be in the Hub on Tuesday 23 August at lunchtime.

Following the successful Walk to Work Week jaunts around the site, we have started 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 step count (work fit).

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. Unless otherwise stated, we shall leave Adastral Park Reception promptly at 12:15 – please come suitably prepared for the weather and walk.

List of the next and previous walks walks (shown on google map):

  • 17 Aug – Martlesham Heath woodlands* (to south of estate), approx. 2 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: the airtime radio tower on the heath; ; and a historic walk around Ipswich (early evening after work).

If you are interested to find out more, or have other suggestions, please contact Andrew Cassy by email Adastral.travel@bt.com or call 01473 628023.

Last year we hosted the largest single beachwatch event in the UK, collecting over a ton of rubbish thanks to the help of over 132 volunteers – mostly from the local Ipswich & Felixstowe scout groups.  This year we plan to do even more.

Saturday 17 September, from 10am – 4pm, at the Suffolk Wildlife Trust Trimley Marsh site (access via Cordy Lane) – see map

Volunteers are needed for just a couple of hours to help litter pick, car park management and (BT) minibus drivers.

For further details email Andrew Cassy, Sustainability Champion, adastral.betterworld@bt.com 

Thanks to the support from BT, Ipswich & Felixstowe Scouts, Marine Conservation Society, Suffolk Coast & Heaths, Suffolk Wildlife Trust and the Trimley Estate.

Free tickets are available to The Trondheim Soloists Concert on Saturday 6 August!

This Saturday, one of Europe’s finest chamber orchestras will be at Snape, playing a Britten masterpiece, some of their countryman Grieg’s loveliest melodies, and cabaret songs by Britten and Satie, sung by Measha Brueggergosman – it should be a wonderful concert.

To book please call the box office on 01728 687 110 and quote ‘Trondheim Offer’.

The concert starts at 19.30 and is expected to finish at around 21.30.

The full programme is:

25’ Grieg: Holberg Suite
16’ Satie: Four Songs
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25’ Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
13’ Britten: Cabaret Songs

Trondheim Soloists
Measha Brueggergosman soprano

Further details can be found on the Aldeburgh Music website.

See the clip of Measha preparing and recording her album Surprise for Deutsche Grammaphon.

Prospect will be in the Hub on Tuesday 9 August at lunchtime.

The Suffolk Police Community Officer will be in the Hub at lunchtime on Thursday 11 August.

Get along to the RSPCA animal centre in Martlesham on Sunday 4 September for its annual open day including a fun dog show. There will be something for all the family including many different stalls, refreshments, a raffle and tombola all in aid of RSPCA Suffolk East & Ipswich Branch, whose work helps local animals.

The event starts at 1pm and ends at 4.00pm. Dog show registration starts at 1pm with classes kicking off at 2pm. Entry is £1.00 for adults; 50p for under 12s and there is ample free parking. If you would like to have a stall at the event please email Mary.

You’ll find the animal centre in Mill Lane, Martlesham, IP12 4PD. Visit the website for further information.

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