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Please read on for our special programme of events. SPS is able access to some of the finest properties in Suffolk for our events which include visits to impressive historic houses and gardens in the county, talks from eminently qualified speakers and training events. Please join us.

For a taste see our Gallery of Recent Events. Details of forthcoming events below:


2019 Events:


Special Event: Our 90th Birthday Party

Great Bevills, Sudbury Road, Bures St Mary, CO8 5JW

Thursday 27 June 2019. 6.30pm - 8.30pm

To celebrate the Society's 90th year the new President, Geoffrey Probert, has invited us to Great Bevills, his home at Bures St. Mary. Great Bevills is a Grade II* listed timber-framed manor house built circa 1490 and described by Pevsner as a 'spectacular house'. The gardens overlook the Stour valley and are formal and Italianate in style with Irish yews and mature tree specimens.

Members and guests are all welcome to join the celebration.

Cost £10 per person. Please contact Linda Cockburn, Office Manager, on sps@suffolksociety.org or 01787 247179 to book your place.


Media Training for Parish Councils, Amenity Societies and Campaign Groups

Hadleigh, Ansell Centre, Market Place, IP7 5DL

Tuesday 2 July 2019. 1pm - 4pm (note change of time)

This workshop will focus on how to make more effective use of mainstream and social media - how to raise awareness of a cause, highlight concerns, build a campaign team, target messages to difference audiences and write the perfect media release. The training will be lead by Paul Simon who runs his own public relations consultancy and is a freelance business journalist.

Cost: £30 per delegate but FREE to members.

We received very positive feedback when we ran the session in the summer, spaces are limited so be sure to book your place.

"The event exceeded my expectations. Paul was excellent, engaging and comprehensive"

"The presentation was excellent, in particular the detail of how to do a press release"

Please contact the SPS Office Manager on sps@suffolksociety.org or 01787 247179.


Landscape Training - for Neighbourhood Planning Groups, Parish councils and Amenity Societies

Haughley Park Barn, Haughley, Stowmarket, IP14 3JY

Tuesday 15 October 2019. 9.30am - 1pm

Cost: to be confirmed

This enhanced landscape training programme will explore understanding landscape proposals as part of development schemes as well as the assessment of landscapes when delivering Neighbourhood Plans.

The session will be delivered by Ruth Elwood, Landscape Architect, who has agreed to return to give us another informed insight into understanding landscape proposals. She will be joined by Alison Farmer, one of the UK's leading professionals in landscape character assessment.

Please contact the SPS Office Manager on sps@suffolksociety.org or 01787 247179 to book your place.


Last updated: 01-07-2019