Dates for orders during the next 12 months, based on feedback from previous syndicate requests, will be:

  • 30 November 2017 (to guarantee delivery in time for xmas)
  • 28 February 2018 (to allow for cold winters)
  • 31 August 2018

Framtrade  have consistently rewarded our customer loyalty, giving the best price, and are happy to continue with the current ordering process.

To place an order – email mail@framtrade.co.uk or call  01728 723723 directly with your details:

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ApplesGalore

An abundance of apples

There are over 600 varieties of apple, pear, cherry and berries across the globe according to the AllAboutApples.com website and the directory pages on  Orange Pippin

With more than 220 known varieties in Suffolk as recorded by the East of England Apple Orchard Project (EEAOP)

There are only five named apple varieties documented as having Suffolk origins according to  applesandorchards.org.uk.

Some of these may still exist today:
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After several years building our community resilience and promoting environmental causes (refer to all the previous blogs and projects) we feel it is time to re-focus and go back to our roots in the transition town principles…

transition2_logoTo do so we will wind down our meetings to two or three times a year for a general discussion/ debate on environmental matters and how they may apply in our rural setting.

If you are interested to contribute, have an idea or just want to learn more then please join us at our AGM at 2pm on Sat 16 July or one of the future meetings as advertised in Village Voices and this website.

Andrew
BCG Chair

We will continue to run with the ordering process in collaboration with Framtrade (part of the FramFarmers group),  three times a year – orders to be in before end November / March / July, for delivery early the following month. Refer to the Boyton Oil Syndicate page for specific dates.

Framtrade have consistently given us the best price over the past year and more. You will get the same service and discount, simplifying orders by dealing direct.

To place an order – email mail@framtrade.co.uk or call  01728 723723 with your details:

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(c) Michael Lane

Bonfire crowd

6.30pm start for 7pm Fireworks

A new venue has been kindly offered again by Richard Pipe just beyond the farmyard: head up Mill Lane, round the bends, down the dirt track, go past Boyton Hall Farm, through the farmyard where limited space is available for cars to be parked if not walking. The bonfire is in the stubble field on your right as you exit the yard heading out towards Warren Hill. See map below for location.

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A short précis of two recent events I attended: Suffolk Climate Change Partnership – Community Energy Workshop and; Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit – Communicating Around Climate Change webinar.

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Cheers from the first pressing

Cheers from the first pressing of vintage 2014

When I wer a lad, we naughtily scrumped apples from some of our neighbours – and occasionally got caught, literally red handed too, which quickly put me back on to the right path. This year we got permission to take them but I felt just as guilty, especially after removing a ‘barrow load full and they were just the unwanted windfalls. Read the rest of this entry »

Emergency life line; community asset; or ugly liability?
What do you think?

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Spot the difference… Have you noticed our new information board outside the village hall?

Thanks to all the hard work planning, designing and funding a replacement noticeboard for the village, we have finally managed to make it so. Using locally sourced skills the fruits of our labour were realised by Ray Cooke, the village handyman, with a little assistance from Charlie his ‘apprentice‘.

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Stop Fly TippingOur third annual roadside litter pick was both successful and at the same time a bit depressing. Despite the purge of 2012 (in the wet) and 2013 (under snow), just as much roadside litter was collected this year. Hopefully our deep cleanse will make it easier in the future (if only we didn’t have to do it at all)

Capel St Andrew & Butley turned out in the morning to do The Clumps and other roads, collecting around 13 sacks of rubbish plus tyre, carpet, paint spray, broken metal roadside signage frame and broken Dyson vacuum. Thanks to Jean Dean for coordinating this team.

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