In this month’s Stowmarket Flyer magazine December edition we hear about upcoming events in Stowmarket in December.
Stowmarket Flyer Magazine December Updates
Stowmarket Remembrance 2023
The people of Stowmarket came out in their numbers this Remembrance to pay their respects. To those who have suffered and lost their lives to conflict.
The Remembrance Sunday commemorations. Organised by Stowmarket Town Council, Stowmarket branch of the Royal British Legion. And St Peter and St Mary’s Parish Church. And began with the parade marching off from Red Gables. Also crowds watched on as the parade made its way down Ipswich Street through the town to St Peters and St Mary’s Church. And where the Civic Service of Remembrance took place.
After the church service, the procession assembled in the Market Place. And proceeded to the Recreation Ground Memorial Gates. Also, where a brief service of remembrance was performed before the town went silent at 11am to honour all those affected by war. And following the two-minute moment of silence, members of local organisations. And community groups laid poppy wreaths.
Following on from the Remembrance ceremony a Peace Pledge Union service reflected on the suffering those impacted by conflict have felt. And continue to experience across the world. Also, speeches were made by Cllr Miles Row and Rev’d Michael Eden. And before a white poppy wreath was laid at the Memorial Gates.
Successful Stowmarket Go Green Go Wild!
Over a thousand people attended the first Go Green Go Wild event on Tuesday 24th October to inspire. And educate young people about the value of wildlife and the importance of protecting the environment.
The Milton House grounds, and Scout Centre were filled with 30 interactive stalls. And including Suffolk Recycling, Master Composters, EEZY Bike, The Pickerel Project, Suffolk Police and Story Tellers.
Families enjoyed the chance to interact with adorable animals. And learn what impact we as humans have on them. This included the friendly farm animals from Gee Gees Ranch and Rescue, cute birds from Birds & Beyond Falconry. And Our Animal World who had a large selection of reptiles, minibeasts and many more educating the public about conservation and how they adapt and survive in their environments.
Families were able to take part in free crafts and activities including glass jar pumpkins with Food Savvy. And Bird Feeders with Suffolk Wildlife Trust. Also, eco artist Claire Sams offered a recycled weaving workshop. And other crafts were on offer from Get Suffolk Reading, Suffolk and District Beekeepers, Suffolk Prickles and Windflower Forest School. ‘Play your waste right’ From Still Good Food. A litter picking game from Stowmarket Eco Future Group. And pellet detectives from Suffolk Owl Sanctuary were just an example of the many activities available.
Summer Lambert, Communications and Marketing Officer for Stowmarket Town Council, said: “It was lovely to see so many families at this event. Engaging with the many fantastic charities and organisations involved on the day. Enjoying all the animals, crafts, and activities on offer for free.”
Many organisations had environmental information and readily available advice on the day. And these included Suffolk Tree Wardens, Suffolk County Council Climate Change Team, Mid Suffolk Climate Action Roadshow, RSPB. And Suez. 100 wildlife habitats were given away on the day to encourage families. And the public to make small changes. And be more environmentally conscious moving forward.
A standout part of the event included a beautiful vintage carousel and swing boats. And powered without electricity and hand turned, aligned perfectly with the events eco-conscious theme. These were also free for children to enjoy and were very popular!