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Growler 27th April – Market Hall

There are tickets still available on the door!

Live band ‘Growler’ return to The Market Hall, Saxmundham on Saturday 27th April.

Growler cover from early 70’s classic songs to modern day rock covers. They are influenced by

Growler Poster

Jimmy Hendrix, The Clash, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, ZZ Top and then right through to bands such as Kings of Leon, Blur, Kaiser Chiefs, The Strokes and the Raconteurs to name but a few.

Doors open at 7:45pm and you can book advance tickets with the organisers below.
A fully licensed bar will operate within the Market Hall with lager, Adnams real ale, wines spirits and mixers at very competitive prices.
We are assisting in raising money to help go towards the restoration of the (Meerkat) Market Hall, Saxmundham IP17 1AF.

Tickets £4. Please phone Terry on 07771 877454, Dave on 605621 or on the door.

BFRA Christmas Party 2012

On Sunday 16th DeceBFRA Xmas 2012 032mber, Brook Farm Residents Association held their very first Children’s Christmas Party at The Fromus Centre, Seaman Avenue, Saxmundham.

There were around 40 children with their parents or guardians who saw them become creative with all sorts of craft work including making Christmas biscuits and decorating baubles. Father Christmas turned up with free gifts and even little elves helped out. They can be seen (Molly Gates, Alicia Hailey with Kylan Hailey) just before the day got going.

The scheme was thought up by Tracy Brinded from the BFRA committee whBFRA Xmas 2012 013o said that if all goes well, she will be happy to run a further party at Christmas 2013 and involve even more children.

The funds (Approx £500) for the day, came from BFRA hard earned money, which was made up from Music Nights and subscriptions from the year.

BFRA would like to thank The Fromus Centre for renting the rooms at such a reasonable rate enabling us to bring together a number of people all under one roof.  We shall certainly return for further events in the year.

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Rubbish Broadband in Saxmundham

How has your broadband behaved after the recent “upgrade” from BT? Disconnections, reduced bandwidth, having to reset the router….yes, us too. We would appreciate your help here. Please go to and test your broadband and send the results to  along with any issues you may be experiencing. If we find commonality we can approach BT with our communal complaints. Please note that any personal information sent will not be forwarded to ANY 3rd party.

Telephone Exchange Upgrade – 26th June

As per our recent newsletter, BT are upgrading our Exchange:

On 26-Jun-12, we’ll be upgrading your local phone exchange. That means you’ll get a stronger, more reliable broadband connection. (It might make it a bit faster, too.)

What will happen on the day?

At some point before 6pm, we’ll switch off your broadband and phone for a few minutes. They should restart again automatically when we’ve finished the upgrade. But if they don’t, just turn your BT Home Hub off and on again. If you’re not using your BT Home Hub or BT supplied hub-router at the moment, we recommend you reconnect it to get the best out of your broadband. It’ll also help us fix problems if any crop up.

When will the upgrade be finished?

Although the technical stuff will all happen on 26-Jun-12, your line will need some time to settle down. That’ll take up to ten days. Your broadband might slow down or even stop now and again. But don’t worry, that’s normal.

The best thing to do is leave your BT Home Hub on and use your broadband as much as you like. Then your line should settle fairly quickly

Recent Down Time

My apologies for the recent down time. This was due to the site being attacked and subsequently compromised. Users of older versions of Internet Explorer were redirected to a viral website. I would rather we had no website than inflict something nasty on your PC’s. I have had a test website running for the last few weeks with many security changes – complete registration and post blocking which will help secure the site for the future. Time is a struggle for me but I intend getting the site back to full operation over the next few weeks. In the mean time upgrade your version of IE or better still get a superior one (Internet Explorer is garbage) such as Google Chrome