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  1. June 2016 Ascot Races Evening

    By Alan Mackley on June 13th, 2016

      Blythburgh villagers enjoy a film show in the village hall on the first Friday of each month.  In addition there are occasional themed evenings with appropriate food and film.  To mark Royal Ascot Pat and Terry Goss organised an Ascot evening …

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  2. May 2014. Village Annual Meeting

    By Alan Mackley on May 17th, 2014

    In May villagers gathered in the village hall for Blythburgh's annual meeting. The events of the previous year were reviewed and stands set up by village organisations.  David Tytler, parish council chairman, announced that Gillian Lond-Caulk had …

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  3. Flood defence work starts

    By Alan Mackley on April 11th, 2014

                                      Work started in March to raise the banks on both sides of the A12 between the Blyth river bridge and the A145 turning to Beccles.  This was to prevent a repetition of the floods which most recently …

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  4. December 2013. Tidal Surge hits Blythburgh.

    By Alan Mackley on December 7th, 2013

    On the night of Thursday-Friday, 5-6th December, the highest tidal surge on the east coast for 60 years saw back gardens in Church Lane flooded and the A12 closed until Saturday afternoon. The A12 at low tide on 6 December Preliminary work to …

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  5. Traffic Management in Blythburgh

    By Alan Mackley on May 14th, 2013

    May 2013   At its meeting on 13 May the Parish Council adopted a Strategic Planning Paper to provide a basis for action to deal with traffic problems in the village.  The key aims were to improve safety for pedestrians crossing the A12 and the …

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  6. Information Boards for Blythburgh

    By Alan Mackley on April 11th, 2013

    April 2013 Final designs for Information Boards for the village have been approved.  They are a joint venture between the Parish Council and the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  The basic layout is standard for boards …

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  7. Tour of Britain September 2012

    By Alan Mackley on September 9th, 2012

    Sunday 9 September saw one hundred riders in the Tour of Britain cylcle race come through Blythburgh.  The first stage of the event travelled north along Dunwich Road and Angel Lane before turning into London Road by the White Hart as they headed …

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  8. Celebrating Blythburgh Day 2012

    By Alan Mackley on July 23rd, 2012

      Enjoying the BBQ in the garden of The Priory   Blythburgh's third annual celebration day on July 22nd happily coincided with the first real sunny day of the summer.  The day opened with a service in Holy Trinity Church.  Then villagers and …

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  9. Olympic Torch comes through Blythburgh

    By Alan Mackley on July 6th, 2012

      The head of the column   The Olympic torch sped through Blythburgh on July 5th.  It was on its way from Southwold and Reydon to Kelsale, the next point at which the torch would be run.  It was something of an anti-climax, thought some …

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  10. Blythburgh's New Play Site Opened

    By David Tytler on June 11th, 2012

    Playsite opening gets up to speed                   Speedway stars, past and present were the guests of honour at the weekend opening of the new Blythburgh playsite. Rohan Tungate, of the Ipswich Sacker Witches and team promoter, speedway …

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