From the Chairman

Dear Fellows and Members
In 2016 the Suffolk and N Essex Committee organised two successful visits to Sizewell B Nuclear Power Station and to the Wattisham base of the Army Air Corps.  Following these visits we were asked to organise visits for the following year.  Unfortunately this did not happen but we resolved to arrange a visit in 2020.  On the recommendation of one of the committee members we decided on the SUEZ Recycling and Recovery site at Great Blakenham near Ipswich.  The arrangements were made for two site visits, in the morning and afternoon of 16 June.  Then Coronavirus came along.

There was uncertainty whether this visit could go ahead until recent weeks when it was decided to postpone the visit to 2021 because we did not know if the company was willing to accept visitors, there is the social separation requirement, the restrictions on group assembly and we could not assess if the members would be willing to meet at the present time.  Taking this into account we decided to cancel the two visits this year and to seek a convenient date in 2021.  When the details are known they will be published on the Events pages for Suffolk and N Essex.

The Institution is organising excellent Webinar meetings on a variety of engineering topics and a wealth of knowledge accessible on line from the library.

Best wishes

Michael allen
Suffolk and N Essex Panel.



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