Historic Court Discovered – Ipswich Sports Club

The 18th Ipswich Scout group formed in 1926. Since 1936 it has been based in a property on Cliff Lane, Ipswich. Originally the property formed part of the Cobbold Family estate, known locally as ‘Holywells’.

In 1935, following the demise of a senior family member ‘John Dupuis Cobbold’, the estate was broken down into ‘lots’ and sold off to various individuals and bodies. ‘Holywells Park’ was purchased by Lord Woodbridge (Arthur Churchman) and gifted to the town of Ipswich in 1936. At this time a farm was located on the boundaries of the park, and being part of the parcel land gifted to the town. ‘Ipswich Borough Council (IBC)’ rented the farm to a local dairy farmer. Little was known about a ‘hall’ shaped building tucked inside the woodland between the park and farm, and council records indicate a request by the farmer to create a cowmen’s house. However since the farmer was behind with his rent the request was turned down. Subsequently the Scout master of a newly formed group (Mr Pickersgill) requested use of the semi derelict building, to which the council agreed at 10 shillings per year. In recent years the group has been struggling to raise funds due to the constrained financial climate.  An early question was raised to a letterhead/stationary discrepancy. Why is the premises referred to as a ‘Rackets Court’?

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Volunteer – Marquee Hire

Several events have taken place over the summer recess to raise funds for the group.

The funds enable the volunteer leaders to carry out activities to benefit the children, whilst avoiding the possibility of subscription increases at a time of increasing costs.

Can I please ask for volunteers to help erect the group marquee on Saturday 15th Sept 9.30am, and volunteers for Monday 17th Sept 6.30pm for the removal.

Location is Helmingham Hall. Meet at Cliff Lane HQ to car share.

This is a paid event hire, with 100% funds to the group.

Email: gsl@18thipswich.org.uk

Felixstowe Carnival – First Place!

At the Felixstowe Carnival on Saturday 18th August 2012 on the hottest day of the year so far, the Orwell District “float” won the 1st prize for “Best Decorated Lorry”. When you see the pictures, you can see why! (see Photos)

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Suffolk’s Greener Homes Scheme

“This scheme is now closed to new applicants”.

The current funding scheme provided by Energy Companies which had paid for all insulation work has now ended. However, it is likely that new sources of funding maybe available in 2013 and we will promote any new schemes on this website.

If you have already applied for insulation under this scheme and have any queries about your application please ring the Warm as Toast hotline number 0845 603 7686 or e-mail the Greener Homes team at SEAL@suffolkcoastal.gov.uk.”

Please find attached a poster explaining the ‘Suffolk Greener Home Scheme’.

This may also benefit persons external to the group who may be interested in taking advantage of the Councils/Governments scheme to improve their home.

The suggested income stream in generous, but more importantly it will save us money personally and promote the enviroment!

It is worth investigating before the offer ends and whilst the weather is favourable.

For every installation from a referral with your code; the installer will donate £15 to your organisation. If a household has both Cavity Wall and Loft Insulation installed; the cash-back will be £30 per household. Just 70 installations will provide your organisation with over £1,000. Your organisation will then receive the community cash-back in a single payment from Suffolk County Council by the end of the Autumn term 2012.

All details, including an FAQ section are available at www.greensuffolk.org/toast

Marquee Hire – 11th August 2012

We need as many hands as possible to put up / down the Marquee

Meet up time is 1pm, Saturday 11th August at the Cliff Lane HQ. To be erected at Trinity Park.

The ‘take down’ to be 18th or 19th August – TBC

We would like to establish a list of 15 group members willing to assist the group in fundraising in this way !!!!

If you are interested (or your partner), please forward your details to gsl@18thipswich.org.uk

Don’t forget this provides income which supports the group and your children!

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