New Brand For Halesworth

Putting Halesworth on the map

The Marketing Project have relaunched the Halesworth town website. The new site retains much of the original content created by volunteers from Halesworth Business Group, but now reflects the new brand and has enhanced functionality. As well such as a dynamic events calendar and search function, it has been created with plenty of room to grow.

To promote all our wonderful, diverse businesses and organisations as well as events and everything the town has to offer, we have launched a new Facebook page - @visithalesworth
And this is only the beginning

By spring, a much more comprehensive version of this website will be unveiled – one which will appeal to residents, visitors and tourists alike – with varied content to encourage people to use the site and showcase all aspects of Halesworth.

We are encouraging all businesses to visit halesworthtown.co.uk and check your business listing. Please contact the Marketing Coordinator using the form on the contact page  if your business needs to be added or, if it is already listed, and you need a correction.

This will not replace halesworthtowncouncil.org.uk which will continue to provide civic information.

Surviving Winter Appeal

Suffolk Community Foundation's Surviving Winter Appeal helps struggling households with their fuel payments.
If you need help to pay your heating bills this winter, please contact the Surviving Winter team on 01473 298634.
If you are able, you could also consider donating part or all of your Winter Fuel payment. Find out how at https://www.suffolkcf.org.uk/surviving-winter-appeal/

Scarecrow Success!

“Look at this! It’s a King Mario!”
True to Mario’s beloved character and desire to be number 1, he stole the hearts of Halesworth during the annual Scarecrow Fortnight this year. Hetty’s Little Copy Shop won first prize, with Gru
from Number 7 Hair taking second place. In third place was Willie Wonka at HUUS.
The town was buzzing during Scarecrow Fortnight running from 14th to 28th October with so many local businesses and charities taking the opportunity to get creative and involved. Alongside the
scarecrows we ran three treasure trails: pumpkins, ghosts and witches. All three trails were a great success and the winners were delighted with their cash prizes. A special
well done to Chloe the winner of the Pumpkin trail, who has been chosen to switch on the Halesworth Festive Lights on the 18 th November 2023.
In total, we raised £320 for Halesworth Christmas Lights and funded two craft sessions at Purple Pumpkin Creative Studios and a Mad Hatter Tea Party in the library.
“The fortnight was a great success and really engaged the whole community with something for all age groups to do or take part in. We wanted to take the time to say a special thank you to Halesworth Fairies for donating the prize money. And Andy from H.R.G. services for engraving the trophy for free. So, all hail King Mario and we look forward to seeing people’s new creations next
year.” Pauline Milsted, Co-organiser of the Scarecrow Fortnight.

   

Artist/Project Leader Wanted - Beautiful Bollards Project

If you wish to apply could you let us have your brief suggestions and thoughts on the following questions:
  1. Why you are interested in taking on this project?
  2. What art projects have you worked on up to now?
  3. Have you any experience of working in an outdoor setting or on public art projects?
  4. What approach/materials would you recommend, bearing in mind the shape and location of the bollards?
  5. What is your experience of managing art projects with other participants involved?
  6. How would you go about bringing in volunteers to work on the project and how would you coordinate their work?
We would also like to see some examples of your work, please share some with us in which ever way works best for you.
Please send your information to clerk@halesworthtowncouncil.gmail.com by the 16th October. The project group will look at all applications and may wish to come back to you for more clarification before deciding whether to invite you for a formal interview. We hope to make a decision by the end of October.
We look forward to hearing from you further.

Bollard Brief

Halesworth Climate Conference - Tickets Now Available!

Tickets available for Friday night at Eventbrite

Tickets available for Saturday at Eventbrite

 

Halesworth 800 - All the activities, times and places!

Full programme for the day!

Reducing Traffic in the Thoroughfare

This week, an important change was made to the signs at the beginning of the Bridge Street/Thoroughfare one-way Pedestrian Zone.  A new sign was added on each side, confirming that parking is not allowed at any time:

This change was made by Suffolk Highways in response to almost a year’s lobbying by the Thoroughfare Working Group, which was set up by Halesworth Town Council to find ways of reducing traffic in the Thoroughfare.  The new signs help to reinforce the existing rules that vehicles are only allowed to enter the Pedestrian Zone for loading and unloading, access to residents’ homes, or if displaying a blue badge.  Vehicles over 7.5 tonnes are not permitted to enter at all.

Suffolk Police are encouraging people who witness inappropriate or anti-social driving – for example, driving the wrong way down a one-way street – to report it to them.  Anyone with relevant dash-cam footage should contact the police on http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/report-something.

Food Skate Ball 2.0

Celebrate 20 years of the skate park and let us know your thoughts and hopes for it's future.

Annual Parish Meeting

Coronation Party Celebrations

Sunday 7th May saw the Thoroughfare shut and the Coronation street party take place.

Thank you to all those that came and celebrated with us!

Many thanks to the organising committee for working hard and producing a super event enjoyed by over 400 people.

           

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