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The Book People will be in the Hub 11:00-14:30 Thursday 5 September.

Representatives from University Campus Suffolk (UCS) will be in the Hub, between 12.00-14.00, on Tuesday 27 August to discuss study opportunities available in Ipswich and at the UCS Network across Suffolk.

Sunday 8 September

11:00 to 4:30 p.m.

“Fun Day”

RAF/USAAF Martlesham Heath Control Tower Museum

Located behind Parkers Place, off Eagle Way, Martlesham Heath, IP5 3UZ

Free Entry – Voluntary donation of £1 per adult is welcomed

FREE PARKING

Attractions …..

Battle of Britain Flight “Spitfire” Flyby

Battle of Britain Flight “Hurricane” Flyby

Military Vehicles

Civilian Vintage Vehicles

Dancing and Singing

Vintage Fire Engines

Highland Pipers

A Vintage Bus Ride around the Heath – telling the story of the Airfield

Bill Smith and his “Chindit Mules”

Bands and Jive Dancing and singing

Highland Pipers

Wartime Re-enactors…. including Winston Churchill

Stalls of all descriptions

Militaria Displays

The Museum and the Secret Underground Bunker will be open

Food and refreshments available

Model Aircraft

….and some surprises!

See You There.

To find out more call H King on 01473 274300

website: www.mhas.org.uk

Representatives from University Campus Suffolk (UCS) will be in the Hub, between 12.00-14.00 on Tuesday 27 August and Tuesday 10 September to discuss study opportunities available in Ipswich and at the UCS Network across Suffolk.

Whether you are interested in full or part-time undergraduate, postgraduate or CPD study for your own career development, or would like to find out more on behalf of your friends or relatives, please feel free to come and see us to find out more. Staff will be on hand to provide advice and information about courses available, fees and finance, and other support information.

Prospect will be in the Hub at lunchtime on Thursday 22 August.

See the Beachwatch event listing for full details of our local event at Trimley Marsh to find out how you can help, or contact Andrew Cassy.

Volunteers are required to put the UK in the Top 10 participating countries for the 20th anniversary of this international event – the International Coastal Clean-Up (ICC), organised by the Ocean Conservancy in the USA, in which 97 countries participated last year, involving more than half a million volunteers who covered a distance of nearly 18,000 miles.

For a second year in a row, the Beachwatch Big Weekend revealed a plastic plague on our shores, and despite 2012 being the wettest summer on record, plenty of people still managed to drop crisps and sweet wrappers on their trip to the beach. With the amazing summer we have been experiencing so far this year, the worry is the amount of rubbish that will have made its way into the marine environment as a result. However, a continuing piece of good news to come out of last year’s event is that the campaigns telling people to stop using their loos as bins are working as so-called sewage related debris has dropped out of the top 10 litter items, which is a fantastic result! Let’s hope it doesn’t make a reappearance this year…

Almost 3,500 volunteers took part in the Beachwatch Big Weekend 2012 in the UK, removing almost 182,00 items of litter from 90km of the UK coastline and estuary foreshores. Suffolk is continuing to be one of the leading counties in the country, which was an amazing achievement! The BT adopted ‘beach’ estuary at Trimley St Mary has been one of the largest in the county, if not the UK, thanks to the amazing support from Orwell District scouts, BT volunteers, family and friends.

The purpose of Beachwatch is not just to clean beaches.  The litter collected from 100m of beach is also surveyed and recorded. This enables MCS to identify the sources and target the main offenders, with the aim of reducing the pollution in our seas and on our beaches. Discarded marine litter – some of which is dangerous as well as unsightly – kills thousands of seabirds, mammals and turtles every year, and detrimentally affects thousands more. The overall hope is that our marine environment will be a safer place for the wildlife that lives there, and a more enjoyable place for us to visit.

Beachwatch 2013

The BT Sport Kick-off Picnic ticket distribution will take place in the Hub from 12.00-14.00 on Monday 12 – Wednesday 14 August, including Friday 16 August.

The Suffolk Police Community Support Officers will be in the Hub at lunchtime on Thursday 15 August.

BT Sport Kick-off Picnic ticket distribution in the Hub every lunchtime from 12:00-14:00 until Friday 16 August.

Prospect will be in the Hub at lunchtime on Thursday 8 August.

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