It had been decided earlier in the year at an Executive meeting that we would combine a community day with much needed maintenance work at our Scout HQ.

As our hut is alongside a public footpath the spec for the day was to clear rubbish, tidy and plant alongside some of the path.

Armed with black bin liners protective gloves, litter pickers, spades, trowels, plants and lots of enthusiasm,  Beavers, Cubs and Scouts came with their parents, siblings and grandparents and set off to litter pick the path.

On the first Sunday in May the old car rally leaves Ipswich and arrives along the Felixstowe seafront about midday. Hopefully it will be a bright sunny day and people will flock in their hundreds possibly thousands to view the cars made spick and span for the day.

This is where we come in, having got up early to set up a large marquee being very visible ready to offer a much needed service.

Thank you to everyone who helped and supported Brackenbury Gift and Craft Fair this year, with a special thanks to Angela and family who did so well on the raffle. There were over 30 prizes which were donated by local businesses and stallholders for which we were extremely grateful as it helped towards our final total.