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Win with the Bury Flyer Amazing India completion! Enter today!

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As UK Travel Agent of the Year finalist, Andrew Rowdon Travel offers you his personal knowledge and experience of the world. Able to meet you at your home or office, Andrew can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your personal needs. Phone, Andrew Rowdon Travel on Felixstowe: 271679

Ring Quest Returns! The popular Ring Quest event returns to the West Stow Anglo-Saxon village during the February half term from Saturday 19 - 27 February with a new Quest to be unravelled. Over the years, hundreds of families have solved the riddles to collect runes which unlock the quest and there is a prize for the selected correct entry.

Ring Quest is the chance for Visitors to experience a little bit of Tolkiens's world and a little of the real Middle Earth.

For your chance to win an incredible Taj and Tigers tour of India for you and a friend. All you need to do this answer this question: In what region of India will you find the TajMahal? Submit your answers via www.amrtravel.co.uk/india. or drop off your answer, on a postcard with your full name, address, telephone and email details t to India Comp, The Bury Flyer, St Andrews Castle, 33 St Andrews Street South, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3PH. This amazing prize is brought to you by Andrew Rowdon Travel in

It is an event for visitors of all ages whether or not they are Tolkien fans.

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As part of the Ring Quest experience, visitors can have a go at archery with local expert Ken Robbins, take part in a fancy dress competition, even have a chance meeting with an 'orc' that has been spotted in the area. The Orcs are the villains in the stories of J.R.R.Tolkien.

Participants can complete the Quest with a visit to Moyses Hall and discover items of witchcraft, battle items, journeys and jewellery. The Ring Quest event will run between 10am and 5pm every day from Saturday 19 to Sunday 27 February. Up to five people can take part, at a cost of ÂŁ8 per pack (max 2 adults), including free admission to Moyse's Hall. Under fives are free. There is no need to book. Last admission for the Quest is at 3pm. Ring Quest is an excellent value event for visitors of all ages whether or not they are Tolkien fans. Over the years hundreds of families have enjoyed the event and return year after year. For more information on this and other events at West Stow please telephone 01284 728718.

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Active Business Centre Launches New Website The Active Business Centre is celebrating 21 years in business at St Andrew's Castle. Since opening it's doors in 1990 the centre has been home to over 100 businesses large and small, providing serviced offices and business support at every level, from telephone answering to full secretarial services, for lone entrepreneurs to fully fledged multinational organisations, Accountants to Zoologists, Beauticians to Psychologists - the centre continues to provide a supportive, secure environment in which to work and develop business.

New Website http://www.activebusinesscentre.co.uk As part of the on-going improvement and development of the business centre a new website has been launched.

The website allows clients to view all the services available which include virtual office packages, serviced offices, conference and meeting room facilities. You request call backs and make enquiries about all the services available. For more information about the Active Business Centre you can contact Rachel Pullen on 01284 01284 764008 http://www.activebusinesscentre.co.uk/

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Street sweepings become compost instead of landfill Chris Packham - A Wild Life Exposed Monday 14th February 7.30pm. Using a series of his astonishing images Chris charts a quest to reflect the pure beauty of the nature he has long loved and dreamed of encountering. Spa Pavilion www.spapavilion.org

Spring Workshop in the Vineyards of Ickworth Tuesday 2, 8 & 15 February, 10am - 1pm Booking essential on 01284 769505 (Theatre Royal Booking Office).

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Your Flyer guide to what's on this month in your area - February

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac Saturday 5th February 7.30pm Box office 01473 433100. www.ipswichregent.com A Viennese Strauss Gala Back to FELIXSTOWE by popular demand with a Brand new production. Sunday 6th February 2011 7.30pm - 01394 282126 www.thespapavilion.org Precious Little Sleep A celebration of the life and career of dance legend Wayne Sleep. Tuesday 8th February 7.30. A song and dance extravaganza Spa Pavilion 01394 282126 Brewery Tour & Supper with Gemini Travel February join us for a tour of the magnificent Greene King Brewery in Bury St Edmunds. They'll be tasting and supper too. For details contact Sandie at Gemini Travel on 01473 462721. www.geminiofipswich.co.uk Derek Acorah - Spring Tour 2011 Saturday 12th February 7.30pm. Grand Hall, Corn Exchange 01473 433100 www.ipswichregent.com Stephen K Amos ~ The Best Medicine Saturday 12th February 8pm. Ipswich Regent Theatre. 01473 433100. www.ipswichregent.co.uk Constable Country Ramble at Flatford: Walking in the Footsteps of Constable Saturday 12 February, 10am - 1pm. Tickets £6, please book in advance on 01206 298260. Best of British Wrestling Proudly Present... Slam Down at the Spa II Sunday 13th February 5.00pm Best of British Wresting return to The Spa Pavilion, bringing you live what you have seen on TV a 2 hour action packed Family Spectacular that is not to be missed! Featuring an over the top rope rumble, Tag team Turmoil and much, much more! 01394 282126 Pies, Puddings, Jelly and Ice Cream at Ickworth Sunday 13 February, 11.30am - 3pm. Adults £40, Children 12-16yrs £20, under 11s £10. Booking essential on 01284 735957. Includes Park and Garden admission A Pretty Love Story

Woodland Ramble with the Head Forester Tuesday 15 February, 10am start. Take a 6 mile ramble in the footsteps of the Herveys with the head of park and forestry for Ickworth Park. Booking essential on 01284 769505 (Theatre Royal Booking agency). Wedding Open Day Glemham Hall is hosting a Wedding Open Day on Sat 19 Feb 2011 from 10-4pm (Free Entry) Come and see Glemham Hall dressed up for a wedding. Enjoy some tea and cake while you view the Hall and Gardens. Located off the A12 between Woodbridge and Saxmundham. Enquiries: 01728 746704 www.glemhamhall.co.uk Feelgood Factor with Simmons & Simmons Saturday 19th February 7.30pm. After their huge success in 'Seaside Special' at Cromer and Felixstowe in 2009 and 2010 Father and Son comedy duo Simmons and Simmons are back with their very own show. Spa Pavilion 01394 282126. Lambing season - The sounds of spring Mid February - mid March. Come and see the new lambs near the Dower House at Ickworth in the West of the County. Every day a delight for the ears and eyes and eyes as the new lambs brave the cold and delights of their new home. Keep an eye on our web site for details: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/Ickworth. Park and Garden admission applies

Gruesome Graves tour and exhibition visit. Come face to face with royalty and meet Get Crafty! Tuesday 22 Feb and Thursday 24 February, King Raedwald himself. Then head to the café for hot chocolate and marshmallows. £4. 11-1pm and 2-4pm Booking essential on 01394 389714. Drop in and make an Anglo-Saxon shield fit for a warrior. Normal admission to Sutton Hoo applies. Elaine Paige in Concert Wednesday 23rd February 7.30pm. Ipswich Regent Theatre 01473 433100. www.ipswichregent.co.uk

Make and Take Anglo-Saxon Crafty Day at the Hoo Sunday 27 February, 11-1pm & 2-4pm Make your very own Anglo-Saxon pot or jewellery. £7 adult £3 child, materials included.

Every Tuesday The Chuckle Brothers "Barry Potty and his Full Blood Brother Paul in the Ghostly Shadows" Knit 'n' Natter Group 'Bags of Handles' Walton, Felixstowe, 6pm - 9pm, knit, natter and browse Saturday 26th February 2.30pm through hundreds of knitting magazines Join Paul and Barry Chuckle in their latest available to the group. hilarious adventure. Featuring ghosts, ghouls and spectacular magic in this exhilarating Ipswich Folk Dance Club, St Johns U.R.C, brand new show. Guaranteed fun for all the Cowper St, 8pm - 10pm. Experience not necfamily from ages 3 to 103! essary, as all dances are walked through first, Spa Pavilion 01394 282126. and then called. For full details 01473 212085. Constable Country Ramble: Langham Church Every Wednesday Saturday 26 February, 10am - 1.30pm. Let one of our experienced guides lead you on a Open Drum Group. Djembes, samba drums, 3.5 hour (7 mile) walk along the Stour Valley, bells and shakers, Henley Community Centre, Ipswich 7.30pm -9.30pm. £5 or £3 concs. please book in advance on 01206 298260. Drums available to borrow, beginners welcome, Eddie 07948 359405 Swan Lake Performed by The Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia Every Thursday Saturday 26th February, 2.30pm & 7.30pm. The greatest romantic ballet of all! This is an Ipswich Country Market, Rushmere Village Hall, immortal love story filled with magic, emotion Humber Doucy Lane, 10.15am to 11:30am, Local Food, Handmade Crafts Open to all, and beauty. Ipswich Regent Theatre. 01473 Free Entry 433100. www.ipswichregent.co.uk Night at the Museum! Saturday 26 Feb, 7 - 9pm Discover Sutton Hoo at night with a special

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DAY COURSE - Try your hand at Chain mail at Sutton Hoo Saturday 19 February, 11 - 4pm. Learn the fascinating history and techniques of chain mail. Create your own piece of chain mail to take home and get you started. Materials and light lunch included. £25. Booking essential on 01394 389714.

A trial scheme to compost street sweepings has successfully diverted 526 tonnes of material from landfill. St Edmundsbury Borough Council runs ten road sweeping vehicles to keep road gutters and pavements in the borough clear. Between June and October a trial collected the equivalent of 51 full bin lorry loads of material. The sweepings are predominantly soil and organic compostable material but also contain a small amount of litter which is separated out and recycled. Forest Heath District Council has now joined the scheme which has been put into full operation. Cllr Peter Sevens, St Edmundsbury Borough Council Cabinet member for Environment said;

"The material we are collecting has a high organic content, making it ideal for composting. The key to the scheme was in finding a supplier who could transport and process it. The borough has an enviable recycling record and I am delighted that this scheme has been a success."

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Calling all Brides to be - Wedding Fair Sunday 20 February. Contact the West Wing at Ickworth for more details on 01284 735957

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Over the years the council has made land available for various purposes and granted long leases with a requirement on the tenant to build premises to an agreed brief and specification. The council has now decided to sell off some of its freehold interests and the next sale will take place on 18 February 2011 at an auction arranged by Lambert Smith Hampton of UK House, 180 Oxford Street, London W1D 1NN, experts in the field. Further sales will probably take place in due course. The sale will not affect the occupants of the precinct properties as all leases remain unchanged. Auctioneers' details can be accessed at www.lsh.co.uk

Cupid has arrived on the High Street Romantics are being given the chance to declare their true love in front of thousands by posting a Love Note in a BHF Shop window - playing a crucial part in the fight against heart disease while making someone's day this Valentine's Day. Getting involved couldn't be easier - simply pop down to your local shop between the January 17 and February 14 and for a suggested donation of £1 you can declare your love in the shop window for all to see. Local businesses are also being encouraged to 'show their softer side' by sponsoring a Love Note.

Gruesome Graves Tour Saturday 21 Feb - Monday 25 February, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, between 12 noon and 2pm. A special tour of the burial mounds for youngsters - don't forget to bring an adult! Places limited so please arrive early and book on the day. Normal admission for Sutton Hoo applies.

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Symonds Road Moreton Hall

Cllr Trevor Beckwith

Heavy goods vehicles including some enormous articulated trucks are still using Symonds Road to get from the A14 to Lawson Place. The problem is being addressed, including checking if the wording on the weight restriction signs is appropriate. If this doesn't get sorted out, the county council have a community Lorry Watch scheme and I will get details to the residents who are most affected by this nuisance.

School Crossing Patrols There is mounting frustration and anger over the decimation of county council services. One of the more recent daft ideas is to abolish the school crossing patrols. I understand the annual saving are around ÂŁ174,000 for the whole of Suffolk which, in the grand scheme of things, is peanuts and certainly less than some of the infamous individual salaries of the council hierarchy. The amount for Bury is ÂŁ15,000 and it's great that Bury Town Council is looking to take over the service here. I've added my support to the on-line petition at http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/saveourlollipops/ If it's still running by the time this is printed, you may wish to do the same. There's an old saying about knowing the cost of everything but the value of nothing; how very true.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service Our beloved county council have also decided to amalgamate Suffolk's Fire and Rescue Control Centre with Cambridgeshire, again to save money but at a cost of lost local knowledge, expertise and jobs. Although jobs may be available for some Suffolk staff in Cambridgeshire, it's going to add a significant amount of travelling time to their already long shift. It's worth noting that it's not just the rank and file firefighters who oppose this move, with senior staff also concerned by the

implications. Their objections were supported by opposition political groups and myself who believe that if the professionals are concerned, we should all be concerned. Again, another cost versus value example.

Suffolk's Country Parks The county council are also looking to stop funding country parks. I concede that this is one area where community involvement could be appropriate but it's all moving too quickly to get proper structures in place. Again, there is a petition with the following link. http://petitions.web-labs.co.uk/suffolkcc/public/Save-Suffolk-s-CountryParks

Master Plan for Bury St Edmunds By the time you read this, the borough council will be consulting on a masterplan vision for Bury. I shudder when I hear about council consultations as they invariably mean they will tell us what they intend doing whether or not we agree. The whole of Bury must stand firm on this and ensure the council know exactly what the community will accept. This includes, I suggest, a vision that is more than just grabbing every penny of growth area funding at a cost of unlimited development. I will keep you posted. Cllr Trevor Beckwith Eastgate and Moreton Hall, Bury St Edmunds

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Half Term Fun with Holiday activities at Moyse's Hall

Thetford Open Gardens WHEN the hard winter frosts come to an end, many gardens start to show the first signs of new life.

Half term is fun packed at Moyse's Hall Museum in Bury St Edmunds Traditionally, proud Thetford gardeners have waited until the annual with activities throughout the week Thetford Open Gardens event, in June, to show off their gardens to the for all the family. Continue the public in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care. This year, the charity is hoping Ring Quest theme from West Stow some will open the gates a little earlier as part of its first Spring Pop-Up by reclaiming the hidden rings Gardens initiative. within this ancient site. Liz Hodgson, Thetford Open Gardens organiser, said: "Between now and Saturday 19 February sees an the end of April, we're asking gardeners to open up their gardens as afternoon of entertainment with soon as they look interesting in the spring. 'Pearl in the Egg' a musical duo specializing in medieval music "If you're expecting eye-catching snowdrops or daffodils to appear, or if with a variety of instruments your garden looks colourful even when not in the full bloom of summer, including harp, rebec, shawm and we would like you to get in touch." percussion. Those taking part will be asked to open their gardens to the public for Take the opportunity to drop in on four hours on a Sunday of their choice. Organisers just need two weeks' Wednesday 23 February and have a go at stitching and sewing. Fun for notice so they can advertise and arrange insurance. Open gardens will children but parents and grandparents welcome as well. be advertised by the Tourist Information Centre, on Facebook and in the events column of the Thetford and Brandon Times. Saturday 26 February February sees the return of Editha, medieval craftswoman with hands-on crafts for all the family. Liz added: "This is something a little bit different to the normal summer event, so we really hope Thetford's gardeners will sign up. Be proud of All these extra events are included in normal admission by Heritage your early spring gardens and share them with the community" Ticket. Moyse's Hall opens from 10am to 5pm (last entry 4pm) every day The main Thetford Open Gardens event will take place this year on except Bank Holidays. Further details can be obtained from 01284 Sunday, June 26, from 11am-5pm. 757160 or visit www.moyseshall.org. For more information or to register your garden, contact Liz on 01842 753872.

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Suffolk Circle is here! Suffolk Circle, an exciting new membership organisation for people over 50 living in Suffolk, is now open for new members in Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding villages. Membership is open to anyone over the age of 50 living in Suffolk. As a member you will be able to go out and about, get things done and learn new things. Belinda Bell, the Managing Director said the organisation aims to improve people's lives through building skills, capabilities and relationships. "It's an additional way people can live richer and more fun lives". As a member each month you will receive a social calendar containing a diverse range of get-togethers from walks in the woods to a Burns Night Ceilidh, from lunch together to seeing the Cuban Creole Choir! Suffolk Circle connects members to meet up and share interests. The Circle also link members to local helpers who can lend a hand to get things done. These tasks can be anything from practical tasks such as putting up shelves or gardening, or could be about learning things such as how to send a text message or set up a Facebook account to keep in touch with family around the world. Membership costs ÂŁ2.50 a month or ÂŁ30 per year. The Circle is a not-for-profit organisation and will initially operate in Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding villages. Over 2011 the Circle will extend coverage to Sudbury, Stowmarket and the villages in between. The organisation will roll out to cover the rest of Suffolk over the following two years.

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Janet Walker, one of the founder members involved in the development of the model in Suffolk, said "I joined to have more of a social life and to get a bit of help with things around the house. Since joining I have had some help at home and been out to some fantastic events!" If you would like to know more about Suffolk Circle or to join call the team on 01284 774880 or visit www.suffolkcircle.org.uk

Abbeygate ceremonial secured Work has begun to ensure that a historic monument at the centre of arrangements for a homecoming parade will be open to the public. Abbeygate, a historic building dating back to 1327, was closed for inspection on 24 December, when mortar and masonry damaged by recent cold weather began falling from the structure. It is an important gateway between the Abbey Gardens and Angel Hill used by thousands of people, and on Saturday 15 January, by 1 Squadron RAF Regiment who are due to march through it at the beginning of their homecoming parade. To ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum, St Edmundsbury Borough Council is having an inner tunnel of scaffolding constructed, which will allow the gate to be used while English Heritage, the organisation responsible for its maintenance and repair, undertakes any remedial work necessary. Cllr John Griffiths MBE, Leader of St Edmundsbury Borough Council said, "Bury's unique heritage adds greatly to the town's quality of life and St Edmundsbury will continue to do everything it can to both preserve and protect it. We are happy to be working with English Heritage to make sure that the Abbeygate continues to be enjoyed not only today but everyday, and for generations to come."

Local businesses in Suffolk have been challenged to recruit 100 apprentices in 100 days The Suffolk 100 in 100 challenge, backed by the National Apprenticeship Service, was launched at West Suffolk College in January [January 11 2011] to an audience of local business people and training providers. The campaign aims to increase awareness of the benefits of Apprenticeships and the millions of pounds worth of new funding available to support Apprenticeship opportunities. Teresa Logan, Employer Services director for the National Apprenticeship Service, said an Apprenticeship is a framework which allows employers to develop existing and new staff. An NVQ qualification establishes competence and the Technical Certificate provides the underpinning knowledge which enables the Apprentice to do the job. She said: "There is hardly an occupation which doesn't have an Apprenticeship. Employers say that most Apprentices are making a valid contribution within six months. They report higher retention rates." Teresa said that, at the last count, within Suffolk there were 1200 applicants seeking Apprenticeships but only 60 vacancies on the NAS Vacancy matching service. That is why the NAS wants to increase uptake, and to make sure employers know that funding to support the wages of an Apprentice is available until March. Chairman of West Suffolk College governors Richard Carter said it was appropriate for the launch event to be held at the College, which is the biggest provider of Apprenticeships in Suffolk. He said that Apprenticeships are not confined to traditional craft trades but, with over 200 frameworks, they cover everything from pharmacy or dental nursing to sustainable waste management. He said that the College works with more than 700 employers, and employs seven Apprentices itself. Katy Meekings, a Business Administration Apprentice at West Suffolk

College, said she had gained a tremendous amount of confidence and experience of the world of work, as well as achieving a nationally recognised qualification. She said she looks forward to progressing to a more senior role.

Hospice Update Hospice Needs More "Friends" Would you like to help support your local Hospice, by telling others what it does and organising fundraising events? If so, St Nicholas Hospice Care wants to hear from you. The Hospice is looking for like-minded people to join and form 'Friends' groups across the West Suffolk and Thetford region. Once up and running, the groups could organise one-off and regular fundraising events in aid of the charity, for example coffee mornings, quiz nights, concerts, race nights, plant sales or supper clubs. Community Fundraisers Ian Norris and Sue Long will be on hand to help the Friends. Sue said: "Friends groups are another way of spreading the word and generating support for the Hospice. "Friends don't have to organise big events - they could just hold regular get-togethers. Whatever they choose to do, Ian and I will be there to support them every step of the way - we have the tools to help with advertising and can help with publicity materials, too." Ian said he was very keen to see more Friends groups formed, because they provided a local focus of support for the Hospice. "Not only that, but helping the Hospice in this way is very fulfilling," he said. "Many of our existing Friends thoroughly enjoy utilising their skills for the benefit of the community." Groups already exist in Newmarket, Thetford and Rickinghall, but new members are welcome. A group is currently being formed in Mildenhall - again more members are needed - while it is hoped to set up new groups in areas including Lavenham, Sudbury, Brandon and Haverhill. People of any age and with any background can get involved. For more information or to register your interest in becoming a friend, contact Partnerships Fundraising Manager Kevin Clements on 01284 715595 or email kevin.clements@stnh.org.uk

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ITFC Children's Birthday Parties

Your Garden Sponsored by Ken Crowther

We've had a lot of snow and Celebrate your child's birthday in style this year then heavy rainfall, and we with Ipswich Town Football Club! must not forget that very often this can be the coldest ITFC children's birthday parties offer children month of the year, but, if we aged 5 - 13 years an unforgettable and action get milder spells that will packed 2 hour birthday party experience at the encourage the growth of home of the 'Super Blues', plants. You may even Ipswich Town Football Club. venture out yourself to do some real gardening, instead The celebrating youngsters of sitting in doors reading will get to take part in a fun seed catalogues. Most football session outside on gardeners, however, will be the ITFC practice pitch, a spending their time looking forward to warmer weather with indoor seed behind the scenes tour of sowing in mind perhaps on the kitchen or bedroom windowsills. the stadium and will also enjoy a delicious birthday Watch and wait till the days start to get longer and light levels start to party tea. Each child will increase. Some seeds are hardy and will germinate quickly and make also receive a party bag seedling plants in just a few weeks - others are tender, take many weeks as a memento of the spe- to grow to flowering and can't be planted out until frosts are finished in cial day and the birthday May. These slow, tender ones, often called Half-Hardy Annuals (HHA) are child will be given a spethe seeds that need the space and warmth of indoor cultivation. cial gift and signed birthAmong them are bedding geraniums, regal pelargoniums, bedding day card from the ITFC First begonias (B. semperflorens), salvia and verbena. For maximum Team. Full coloured party germination of small and relatively expensive seeds, sow them in good invitations are also includSeed & Cutting Compost. Follow the instructions on each packet and ed in the party package. place the tray in a propagator or warm place to maintain an optimum temperature of 70-75F (21-24C). Provide a steady soil temperature both A personalised ITFC birthday and night for best results day cake can also be purchased at an additional For me it is too early to prune established bush roses, I like to do it at the cost of £10. beginning of March. Importantly though, gather up all fallen leaves and any other foliage that show the dark brown patches of rose blackspot The ITFC Charitable Trust will disease. By removing foliage that was infected last year you will reduce literally take care of every- the carry over of the disease to next season's growth. New this year is thing for you, leaving you to sit back, relax and enjoy your child's special the launch of a new RoseClear Ultra product that promises better than day. Each party comes with its own designated party host who will look ever systemic control of sap-sucking pests and the three main diseases after the birthday child and his/her guests ensuring your child and friends that affect roses. If your roses suffered from blackspot disease last year, have an incredible birthday party experience. remember to start spraying your rose bushes when buds burst in March, so that they have a clean start to the season. Also give them a good ITFC children's birthday parties are offered every non matchday feed of a balanced fertilizer to get them going Saturdays with 3 different time slots to choose from; 11am - 1pm, 1.30pm - 3.30pm and 4pm - 6pm. We also offer mid week parties which Last but not least, I can't finish without mentioning my favourite early run on non matchday Wednesdays, 4.15pm - 6.15pm. bulb: snowdrops. They will be blooming soon if we get mild weather. Remember to divide any overcrowded clumps immediately after flowering has finished as the bulbs move much better when the plant is in leaf, also called 'in the green'. Prices will be frozen until March 31st despite the VAT rise with the cost per child just an amazing £12! A minimum number of 10 guests per party is required.

To make a booking or for further information contact ITFC Charitable Trust on 0845 1369333, email communityweb@itfc.co.uk or visit itfccharitabletrust.org.uk.

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Heat-loss diagnostic discount for businesses West Suffolk businesses are being offered a dramatically discounted opportunity to prevent energy waste thanks to an initiative by St Edmundsbury Borough Council and West Suffolk Green Business Forum. The infra-red thermal imaging survey gives a detailed picture of where a building is losing heat and wasting money. The survey company, IRT Surveys (East Anglia) Limited, also uses the imaging to estimate the cost of the heat waste both financially and in CO2 emissions.

More information is available on the council website at: www.stedmundsbury.gov.uk/sebc/live/ThermalImage.cfm A limited number of places are available on a first come first served basis for snapshot external surveys at a cost of £100 excluding VAT. The usual cost is in excess of £250. To book a discounted survey, please e-mail your purchase order to

andrew.oswald@stedsbc.gov.uk using the e mail title "GBF Thermal Imaging Survey". Please make your purchase order out to St Edmundsbury Borough Council, Environmental Health and Housing Services West Suffolk House Western Way Bury St Edmunds Suffolk, IP33 3YU If you require any further information or wish to discuss any points raised, please contact Andrew Oswald on (01284) 757622.

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Please mention the Flyer when responding to advertisements.

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