Hadleigh Community News, May 2024

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The show is ready to go at the beautiful Holbecks Park in Hadleigh. Exhibitor entries are in and preparing to wow the crowds with their skills on horseback, with cattle, sheep, donkeys and heavy horses all booked and looking to be an incredible display of the traditional elements of the agricultural world. Tradestands are full to capacity with something for everyone on the showground, food, clothes, gardening, shopping, local businesses and much more all there for everyone.

We have so much going on with the brilliant Stannage Stunt Display Team on hand to impress us, our brilliant machinery display, vintage machinery, gun dogs, terriers, the

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We will have music and action across the showground once again this year with an all new Food in the Field eating area, a couple of changes in our ring layouts and with a happy feel our main aim for the 2024 show, there will be music and action across the show ground with something for everyone. Around the showground we have Stocks Fair back with us again, open on the Friday evening and Sunday of the show weekend,

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The art display in the Hadleigh Health Centre is the work of local amateur artist, Jackie Norton.

From an early age Jackie has enjoyed sketching in both pencil and charcoal. She would often take a sketch book on holiday. Jackie has since progressed to painting and on joining Hazel Bradshaw at Brook Farm Studio, found this a relaxing and rewarding

holiday photos and local days out; her particular favourites being seascapes and the changing seasons. Some of these are now on display in the waiting area of the Hadleigh Practice. We hope you will enjoy the mini exhibition.

Hadleigh & Boxford Health Centre. 10% of the purchase price will go to the Hadleigh and Boxford Medical Practice Charitable Trust. For further information about painting classes contact Hazel Bradshaw, Brook Farm Studio. Jan 07881 798 999 or deveys@btinternet.com Hazel 07432 138 966 or brookfarmstudio@gmail.com

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public spaces is fast approaching. This year, as well as some old favourites, we have six or seven new gardens for you to visit. There will be a market, tours of the Deanery Tower and refreshments in the church as well. Some gardens will offer plant sales and teas, and many will allow you to bring your dog in too. They are spread all across Hadleigh, not just in the centre, and Benton Street features especially strongly this year.

The primary aim of the event is to raise

Church, which supports repairs and improvements to the fabric and facilities of our noble parish church, which provides so much to our whole community. This year, we are delighted to have received sponsorship from PyroActive Ltd, whose help enables HGH to increase the amount of money that can be devoted to the to them. Hidden Gardens day is also an occasion when Hadleigh has the chance to show what a wonderful town it is to so many visitors, who last year came from as

Admission to the gardens is by programme, available in advance from Avis Newsagents and the Idler Bookshop in the High Street, and on the day in ever wondered what lies behind so many of the fences, hedges and gates in

Our AGM is on the 21 May when reports and statistics for this past year will

In April Linda Scoles was once again welcomed to the meeting giving us an On the 1 May Maggie has organised another ramble. We will be returning to Unfortunately we had to postpone our Lunch Bunch visit to Brantham Bull

the seminar room of the Library on the 23. We meet on the third Tuesday (21 this month) at 7.30pm in the Seminar Room of the Library.

If you would like to come for a taster evening contact either the Secretary Glenn Abbassi on 07870 312409 or President Sheila Webb on 01473 827554 and we will look out for you.


We are looking for talented young musicians to take part in a Young Musicians’ Xmas Concert on 21st December 2024 at St Mary’s, Hadleigh. All music genres considered. If you would like to participate or have a recommendation please contact: Jan Devey 07881 798 999 or Jim Wilding 07419 325 713

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On Friday 17 May there will be a soup lunch in the Ansell Centre any time (£3) followed by tea, coffee and cake (£2). There is no need to book. All proceeds to Christian Aid.

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Signing up for the London Marathon is the easy part.

is to raise a minimum of £2,000 to show that you are a serious participant. The second and even more daunting task, is working through the rigorous training programme before the big day. Happily, Dr Gillian Croot, Kate Brett, Dr Sarah Dickinson and marathon on 21st April. The Team afternoon tea.

All three happenings were much enjoyed by family, were very popular with delicious savoury and sweet scones complete with jam and fresh cream. Many of the batches of homemade scones were missing one as

competition. There was a brief pause in the busy proceedings so that Kate

was so high and professional. After many anonymous mouthfuls consumed chef i.e. Jo Chisnall, Kay Whittle (Savoury Class) Gilly Dutton, Nicola Hopkins (Sweet Class) was presented with a prize and a golden wooden spoon trophy to mark their achievement. The Team was delighted, shocked and somewhat overwhelmed to discover that they had raised over £1,300 that afternoon.

end of life palliative care so they work closely with the hospice to provide this invaluable support for their patients. Hence their decision to run for Hospice supported by this designated charity. She is not only anxious for their work

What previous running experience can the Team draw on? They all started running from couch to 5k, progressing to park runs then increasing the distance to half marathons with Kate, Gillian eventually completing twelve half marathons in 12 months. Kate, Sarah and Laura have also all previously completed the Brighton Half Marathon. They have stuck rigidly to the 16 read this they will have completed the gruelling 26.219 miles run around the River Thames with more than 50,000 other dedicated participants. The team wish to say a very big thank you to everybody who has generously given their time, money and moral support to make it possible. They have been deeply touched and much appreciate the enthusiasm the town has shown for their efforts. Thank you everyone. JD



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After numerous attempts and many months of seeking help from both Babergh Council and the Highways Authority, Water Lane in Upper Layham remained impassable to the villagers wishing to walk or cycle along this lane to get anything done nowadays would be to do it ourselves. I asked for help from the villagers of Upper Layham to clear away the mud and sludge from Water Lane so that once again the lane would be a safe route for children walking or riding their bikes, dog walkers, mums and dads pushing buggies to get to the Recreation Ground, the Church or the Village Hall.

The response was brilliant, so on Saturday 6 April we gathered at the top of Water Lane and commenced to dig easy but everyone gave their all and after a morning of hard work (and a tea break) Water Lane was once again passable.

It is a shame that it has been left up to the villagers to make Water Lane a safe place for people to walk rather than having to detour down Mill Lane, which is a made up an enormous thank you to all who gave their time to keep Water Lane as it should be.

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We will be having “Yet Another Crafty Weekend” from 10am till So wend your way up the long and winding road to Stackyard Stained Glass Work, Handmade Polymer Clay and Precious Metal Jewellery by Caroline Leonard “Birdie and Beau”, Natural Hand Made Soaps by Maria “The Good Wife”, Art Work by Diana and more.

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Many readers will have seen the depressing sight of the abnormally low water levels in the River Brett, through Hadleigh, recently and have expressed their concerns in public media. This is a direct result of the sluice gates at Tinkers Lane, close to Hadleigh Football Club entrance, being left fully open by the Environment Agency (EA), which is responsible for their operation and experienced over winter but was done without reference to, or consultation with, the stakeholders.

Neither the Scout Group nor the local Angling Club, who help manage the river and report pollution, were consulted and in particular the Scout Group making since early March and despite our previous contacts with the EA regarding, in particular, our annual fund raising Duck & Raft Race.

If the present unfortunate situation continues then this years Event (9th June) will have to be cancelled, with a resulting shortfall in our funds. Even more disconcerting will be the end of 100 plus years of water based Scouting activities such as canoeing and kayaking due to the low water levels, as well as the loss of a local amenity and tourist attraction. Think “Ditch Walk” instead

We understand from public media that the sluice gates be closed in April, before you read this, but this is not certain as there are those involved currently who want the sluice gates to remain open all year round so the

in order to rid itself of its responsibility for managing the sluice gates. They seem to ignore the fact that the weir at the Bridge Street end of the river

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here with Spring time, its Autumn in the Southern Hemsiphere and the Parking was the big issue here in Hadleigh last month, along with Sudbury and Lavenham. Babergh District Council claims it cannot subsidise free

One contentious issue is that of the number of electric charging points taking charging your car. All at a time when electric vehicle sales are plummeting with Tesla laying off thousands of workers and Chinese manufacturers, who are starting to dominate global production, cutting prices and asking for higher government subsidies.

visited our Spring Chicken Beer Festival. It runs daily from the 3 to the 6 ales from Earl Soham, Nethergates, Mauldons, Greene King, Cabin and Friday night, The Dividers on Saturday night and Hot Stove from 3pm on the If you are a footy fan then May is perhaps the most exciting month of the Ipswich Town battling it out with Leicester and Leeds for an auto promo spot. if you win it, will take place at Wembley on Sunday the 26 may, the day still is on Man City and at the time of penning this article, they are top with both Liverpool and Arsenal losing last week. Some big games in early May with Man Utd playing Arsenal on the 12th, Villa at home to Liverpool on the forget to watch the action live at The Cock. We are the only place that can show three separate events at the same time and we have a giant screen too for those special events.

On the European stage we have Semi Finals and Finals this month for both the Champions League and the Europa League and Conference. The Europa League Final will be played in Dublin on the 22 May and the Conference Final in Athens on the 29th. The Champions League Final will be staged at

Europa competition as Liverpool and West Ham were also eliminated at the Formula One fans have three Grand Prixs to indulge. Miami on the 5th at tad boring now with Verstappen and Perez way out in front together with their Red Bull team. Best Brit is George Russell who is ahead of his Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton. May is a great month for live music folks. In addition to the bands appearing at our beer festival we have Giant Harpoon as part of their Universal UK Tear Tour on Saturday 11th, Words & Music playing great tunes from the Beatles the Preservatives on Saturday 25th.

on their way too. We have started a Bar Billiards for beginners night, every is over 100 years old. We have a league team too and are hoping to start a second team. So come along and join in the fun. The tuition is free and the is Buskers, the second, our popular Quiz Night and the third is a great Open Mic Night hosted by Jax Deacon of band Jax&Co. All these events start at A great night for dart players from The Cock Inn who dominated the honours Tom King triumphed over Chris Cowans in the Singles Final and Stuart King/ Gary Hewitt won through against Ben George and Darryl Alexander in the Doubles Final. Congratulations to all the players who helped to make the tournament a successful and exciting night.

We had a small price increase during April as suppliers put their prices up once again. We apologise and wish to assure you that we try to keep them as low as we can. Our energy costs have more than doubled and Sky Sports have just increased their commercial rates beyond belief, partly I believe to stream footy for free. The huge increase in card payments has not assisted either, though we thank everyone for their custom however they wish to pay. The banks must be laughing their socks off as they close their branches and charge us for every transaction however big or small. A warning folks, once Always drink responsibly folks.

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1.Most importantly there are artisan stalls bringing a very strong Popular stalls include award winning freshly baked bread, sourdoughs locally made chutneys, cordials, cakes and sausage rolls from The Pickled Jam Company, a fantastic range of fruit and vegetables from Carl

cream and sorbets from Simply Ice Cream, local honey from Lovelands, fudge and cakes from Woodland Bakeaway and tasty treats for your four coffee.

cooked, baked within miles of Hadleigh. By supporting the market you will reduce the carbon footprint associated with the transportation of goods,

4. Come and catch up with friends and family. In a world where social isolation is increasingly recognised as a health risk, the market provides a great place Suffolk Coffee Pod and have a chat with old friends or a neighbour or two. are very welcome, in fact Friday morning at the market really has become a 1252 so the market is part of our history and culture. This long tradition of a local market being the cultural hub of a town is an important one that we all and supported.

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Nikki completed the Manchester Marathon in a record time of 3hrs 59mins (P.B). All of your hard work has paid off. Well done, we are so proud of you.

Love from Mum, Dad, Stuart, Tina, Martin and Mitchell xxx

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meeting of Hadleigh Community Forum to present the County Councillor Award to Jane Snowdon of Visit Hadleigh. For many years I have been immensely impressed by the efforts, particularly by Jane, and the Visit Hadleigh team in promoting our wonderful town to attract visitors to come here. I have often observed Jane conducting guided

Jane does so much for Hadleigh, and with Visit Hadleigh, tries incredibly hard to advertise the town to bring people here who will hopefully spend their time and money, supporting our local economy and High Street establishments. Presenting her with very least I could do for someone who dedicates so much of her time

The County Councillor Awards were introduced by the last Chairman of Suffolk County Council and are an opportunity for councillors to recognise outstanding contributions being made by those individuals or groups, in the community. I would dearly wish to present other such awards to the many others here in our community who use their experience skills, and time to lead organizations and groups, especially to those who need help or in developing our young people to help them face the challenges of adulthood.

Suffolk Highways has now carried out road improvements on two of our roads where safety was of concern. Parking adjacent to the United Reformed Church. This was designed to reduce the need for vehicles, especially large agricultural types, from driving on the eastbound pavement and presenting hazards to pedestrians. Although some have been freed up on the adjacent Market Place by reducing the restrictions there. On Coram Street, new road signs and refreshed road markings have been installed to give drivers better visual warnings of pedestrians at the north end and where it meets Frairs Lane at the south.

I endeavour to hold my surgery on the third Saturday

room of the Royal British Legion Club, George Street. Should you need to speak to me concerning an issue that affects you, then please contact me at - email: mick.fraser@suffolk.gov.uk; Tel: 0793 551 2591; or Facebook: @mickfraser4hadleigh Twitter: @mick_fraser, Web: https://highwaysreporting.suffolk.gov.uk or by telephone: 0345 606 6171.

For our April meeting we welcomed from Spalding. Her title for her She told us how she began sewing as a young girl with her Grandmother and ended up making clothes for other people. All her arrangements were connected with sewing, a container representing a pincushion like buttons. She had some wonderful arrangements. A very entertaining evening.

Next month we will be having a demonstration by our own committee called Anything goes. Do come and join us at the URC on 14 May 7.30 pm. A demonstration not to be missed.

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at St. Mary’s are happy and enjoy going to school. The School is a friendly, welcoming place” Ofsted 2020 “The teaching is of high quality” Rated ‘GOOD’ by Ofsted February 2020 and Early Years was ‘OUTSTANDING’
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unpleasant for others to see. you see from the article below from our Senior read the information below.

Cllr Kathryn Grandon, Babergh District Councillor for Hadleigh South. “ Babergh District Council has recently received a number of complaints about dog fouling in the town, particularly in the area of Railway Walk, and is asking residents and other dog walkers to help them catch the culprits.

Apart from being unsightly and a nuisance, dog fouling can be a health risk, particularly to children, due to the risk of the parasite Toxicaris, so it is especially alarming that people are failing to clear up after their dogs in an area which is regularly used by children and the wider community alike.

It is an offence under the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996 not to clear up

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Hadleigh Society has scooped a Suffolk Heritage Champion Award, presented by the Suffolk Preservation Society (SPS), in recognition of its work in protecting the historic natural environment

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The Society was nominated for the award by local residents who appreciated its efforts in helping to safeguard the lane from potential developmental pressures. It helped facilitate a grant from The Tree Council to enable residents and volunteers from Hadleigh Environmental Action Team, (HEAT)

Hadleigh Society members involved in the Bacon Lane project:

Martin Looker, Graham Panton.

The SPS citation highlights the “valuable contribution” of Hadleigh Society members in carrying out detailed research at the Hadleigh Archive to establish that Bacon Lane was, in fact, an ancient “holloway”, deserving special status

Local List of properties and places that are important to the history and social culture of the town.

“The Award is a great accolade to the work the society carries out on behalf of the town and recognises the efforts of local residents and the HEAT team,” said Richard Fletcher, Hadleigh Society chairman.

The Suffolk Heritage Champion Award will be presented to Hadleigh Society

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PC Niall Johnson reported that police continue to monitor activity around the Leisure Centre. Planning is underway with a number of agencies working together to try to lessen criminal activity in, particularly, this area happened in March between the house of 0230 and 0530 with the main focus likely being to obtain keys to new(ish) vehicles at the addresses. Everyone is encouraged to keep keys and valuables out of sight and well away from doors and windows. Call 999 if you know or suspect a house is being broken into. Extra police patrols are in place overnight.

Due to the low river levels, a litter pick was carried out the with help of HEAT volunteers and the resultant rubbish was removed by Babergh. This was a most worthwhile exercise and removed a number of old bikes, car tyres and other large items. Sadly vandalism continues in the area. It was noticed that

The considerably lower river levels, due to the open mill gates, have caused an expert speaker for an open meeting for all Hadleigh residents to learn and the best solutions going forward. HFLAG & HEAT will meet to follow this up.

“Blooming Art” was a great success for all concerned and was a most envisage some 150 children creating art in June with the chosen top 15 spending some time with a professional artist before Benton End hosts a prize giving event. Benton End were most grateful to HTC for the grant which are booked in for tours in May and June. The Coach House (opposite the rent.

his experience as Chair of the UK Climate Change Committee. Please email HEAT if you wish to attend what should be a most interesting and topical evening. Work on the nature corridor and other tree planting continues. HEAT is working alongside Parkside Nursery for their project of the small woodland area in Pykenham Park. Sadly, some of the new trees have been vandalised, but will be replanted/replaced. It was suggested they speak with the Porch Project who have outreach workers who may be able to be more present in the area and hopefully prevent further nuisance.

Saturday 20 April HEAT will be available in the Guild Room to discuss with interested residents the local future of sustainable food, transport, energy,

Greenest County competition. This was a great recognition of the work done

HEAT has now become a Community Interest Company (CIC) which means they can apply for a much wider range of funds and actually achieve much more.

There will be a full roof inspection on 23 April to gauge repairs needed and

the internal porch over the north door. Towards the end of April there is a meeting of the DAC (Diocesan Advisory Committee), our architects and various interested parties (English Heritage, Victorian Society etc) to discuss development of the plans for an extension to the north of the church. St system is in we will apply for a silver. We will never attain gold as we are

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3pm on Sunday 26 May and all are welcome to come to watch and, if you wish, do a turn. Lunchtime (1pm) music recitals have started again every 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Anyone who teaches music or knows a talented individual or small group

Diary Dates: Sat 1 June Hidden Gardens of Hadleigh. Sat 20 July, Deanery Fete, Dog Show and BBQ. Sat 19 October, Last Night of the Proms. Sat 21 December – Young Musicians Christmas Concert.

A report was given to the meeting, the full version of which can be found in

be at 11am on Monday 22 April. Ticket £5 from Avis.

Feedback on the creative us of the iconic red telephone box in Church Street will be collated early in May. An information sheet can be obtained from

The community gardeners will soon be undertaking new planting. If you could help, please contact Jane. Do collect a few herbs for yourself from the “Living Gardens” in the tall cycle planters.

Please remember to use the www.visithadleighsuffolk.co.uk website for any events you have planned.

Mick Fraser, Suffolk County Councillor, joined the meeting at this point to award an extremely surprised Jane Snowdon with the Chairman of the

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There was no report received.

Information on car park charging is available on the website, in the press and on social media. Kathryn reported that the Overview and Scrutiny Committee will be considering the way in which this decision was determined. Anyone feeling strongly about any aspect of parking should follow the formal

BDC/MS Council has received a £1.6m housing decarbonisation fund for

can now be applied for. There is £20k available until 31 March 2025. Contact the Town Clerk if you wish to discuss a potential application.

open meeting for the town and is not a meeting of the Town Council – who simply host it. Residents are very welcome and may raise any issues they

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Claire Coster informed the meeting that the Ansell Centre will be showing per person and refreshments will be available.

was honoured to be presented with Maundy Money by Queen Camilla at Worcester Cathedral. He was one of only 75 men in the country to receive this honour. Everyone was delighted for Jim and offered sincere congratulations.

buttress would be repaired as it is unsightly, dangerous and is clearly doing the bridge no good to be left in this state. It is apparently on the council worksheets for this spring

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English and Drama, trained in special education and taught deafblind students, then moved to teaching children in residential care. I have also worked on cruise ships and most recently was a home carer for my mum.

at virtually every port and airport in the British Isles. I love music, reading, cooking and telling appalling jokes.

was moving work location to Stansted and so we were looking at Street, although to be honest, we were just passing through. Thank will be forever grateful.

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I get, the more disgruntled I feel with the state of the country and indeed the otherwise beautiful world in which we live. Music and writing give me great satisfaction. (Simon) I agree with Sarah.

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(Sarah) I make my own chocolates –swimming. (Simon) Music arranging, Hadleigh Community Choir, (Sarah founded it with Peter Finch and have been musical director several times) HEAT, I think they have an amazing presence, and the stalwart stall holders at the market on Friday, who are there rain or shine for us all. Also everyone who is involved in the caring profession within the town.

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Hopefully Hadleigh will grow naturally, and Benton Street will occasionally be open. We also hope that the High Street remains as eclectic as it is at the moment. We have many ideas in the pipeline, including much more music and arts in the town. Retirement will mean that work no longer gets in the way, although I am sure you

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Below are the main matters discussed during the Parish Council meeting of 27 March 2024

Referring to the licensing application made to Babergh in respect of music application for music to be played outside had been withdrawn. A revised application was being prepared and would shortly be on the Babergh website; there was some uncertainty about whether this would be for a licence until would include a 4m hedge all around, which would help to mitigate against afternoon when a wedding was being held and music would be kept below the mandatory decibel level. In response to concerns from the public about

there would not be a large number of vehicles all leaving at the same time. He also said that the new hedging should help to make the lighting in the car park less intrusive. It was agreed that the Parish Council would not object

Babergh and Mid Suffolk, separate sovereign authorities but sharing a single workforce, had been named UK Council of the Year at the iESE Public Sector in transforming its services and creating vibrant communities. Council Tax for 2024/25 would be increased by the maximum amount, meaning a Band

The election for the post of Police & Crime Commissioner would take place on 2 May. Councillor Keeble was pleased to see that tax premiums had been agreed for owners of second homes and empty properties, as part of measures to bring more homes back into use. With regard to the proposed recent accusations of predetermination aired at the recent Hadleigh Town Council meeting had occurred as a misunderstanding of the Localism Act.

charges were due to be reviewed;

Councillor Hall had sent apologies; the Clerk would ask her for more information on the new SEND posts and would also ask whether it was possible to see the priority action plan submitted to Ofsted and CQC.

SCC had begun work earlier than anticipated to change the poles for the SID on Upper Street in order to enable them to support a solar powered device; the SID would now be returned to the supplier to be converted from battery to solar power.

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despite several reports to the contrary by the PC and residents. This would be an item for the May meeting.

On Easter Saturday, around 60 people took part in a village Treasure Hunt. Starting at Layham Mill, the teams went on a journey through space and time, solving the clues left behind by St Beryl (pictured) to discover the treasure she had

done to all those who took part, particularly to Jane Cryer and her

The winners of the April draw were:

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Mondays of the month. There is a small charge of £2 for refreshments and hall hire. Everyone is welcome.

May 20 Chrissie Scott, who has lived in Malta, will speak about her work with refugees who crossed from West African countries, seeking refuge on the island. Many were rescued from the sea and Chrissie will give insights into what brings people to such desperate measures

We welcomed Lisa Cooper, local paramedic, knowledgeable, has given many talks to various groups and impressively gave an illustrated talk, without notes. We learnt how to act in certain medical emergencies and listened with studied concentration as Lisa demonstrated CPR on adults and babies. Lisa also explained how to act if an adult or child is choking. Some childhood illnesses were discussed and we were shown the signs to look out for and how to identify rashes.

We are very grateful to Lisa for giving up her

We were treated to a demonstration of chocolate sweet making by amateur chocolatier, Sarah Thompson. Sarah gave many practical tips decoration. Sarah and her husband, Simon (chocolate melter) were a brilliant double act who entertained us throughout. Who knew that garlic, cumin and whiskey can be added to chocolate? Sarah and Simon have an ethical attitude to sourcing chocolate and gave out a go at this delicate craft. The chocolate tasting

Upper Layham vs Lower Layham Rounders Match and Refreshments

Mixed teams of children and adults to be organised on the day.

a member of Layham Events Group.


In the Benefice of Hadleigh, Layham and Shelley Services for May:

Sunday 5 May9.15amMorning Worship

Sunday 12 May9.15amSung Eucharist

Sunday 19 May9.15am Morning Worship

Sunday 26 May9.15amJoint ‘Layham with Shelley’ Eucharist at All Saints’ Shelley Morning Prayer is also every Wednesday at 8.30am The church isopen daily,and you are very welcome to visit.


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Part of the initiative has been the creation of a team of Flood Wardens (FWs), each covering 14 different areas of Hadleigh that suffer from if they are affected. They will also act as a conduit for passing information and ideas up the chain to the relevant authorities. Flood wardens can help with:

For example, how residents can from the Environment Agency, what


FWs will monitor their patch on the lookout for potential problems such as blocked watercourses or drains or an obstruction in the

In the event of heavy rainfall – and in particular if the situation within their patch, including the level of the River Brett, reporting service so that appropriate action can be taken. The FW will also endeavour to ensure vulnerable residents are aware of the situation and be ready to help

Another away from Hadleigh walk for May on Saturday 11. We will meet at 9.30 am outside the Cock pub in Polstead. We will then head towards

For those parking at the Cock, the landlord has asked us to use the overspill paddock behind the pub car park. As usual, we expect to maintain a modest 2.5 miles per hour (4km/hr). Allowing for 2 short refreshment stops we should be back at around 1300. preferably walking boots should be worn as the ground can be muddy and the website.

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The second obstacle was more serious and still challenges the group to this change. So the group decided that in order to attract the widest possible support they would adopt a collaborative approach and seek to work with as many different groups and organisations as possible, something that they continue to do.

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Boudicca Border Morris is a community dance group based in Hadleigh. Our passion is to learn and perform traditional and original dances, supported by the brilliant, Boudicca Big Band, an eclectic mix of melody and percussion. The group has grown to over 30 members ranging in age from 16 to 72. On Saturday 15 June 2024, we will be hosting the 3rd Hadleigh Day of Dance.



At 11.00am ten different local dance sides will meet at the Marketplace. Each side in turn will perform a show dance. Thereafter, the groups will parade From here, they will disperse to four dance spots around the town. will share some tunes.

We hope that the people of Hadleigh and the surrounding areas will turn out to enjoy a range of dancing styles and some wonderful music. You can follow Boudicca Border Morris on Facebook or YouTube.

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Across Hadleigh, there have been a handful of criminal damage offences recently, but most notably and more seriously, we have had three dwelling Avenue, Clopton Gardens and Ann Beaumont Way. I cars, they are looking to gain entry to steal car keys and in turn the vehicle itself. The offences have been

I need to reiterate the message from last month, which is to keep keys for your car, that are in your home, hidden and not easily accessible. Call 999 if you see/hear anything suspicious, please review your front door security and the security of other access points to your home. CCTV or a video doorbell can be a good deterrent. Police patrols have increased throughout the night.

in Hadleigh as a whole, I am currently working with partner agencies such as Babergh Community Safety Team, a Suffolk Police Design Out Crime

around the Leisure Centre). He was caught, stop searched and arrested for possession of controlled drugs with intent to supply, this was due to him being in possession of a large bag of cannabis and some cash.

Please check either the Suffolk Police website for forthcoming dates/times/ locations for my monthly engagement events or monitor the Hadleigh & East Babergh Facebook page for info there.

We recently held our AGM which was very well attended. Our Chair, Dave committee member and latterly Chair. card signed by those present and a small gift. The new Chair was voted in and we are pleased to announce that Maggie Miller who served on the committee and has been with the club for many years has taken over. The remainder of the committee were voted in to remain. There is still a vacancy for a new Committee Member so if you are interested please contact us as below. The club is in a good position to continue into the future and now has 50 members.

The speaker, Ruth Goudy, spoke about “building a nursery from scratch: the good, the bad and the plants”. Ruther and her husband Paul have built a local nursery up over the years and are very passionate about their work and the plants they grow. Paul accompanied Ruth bringing a good selection of plants from the nursery which members were keen to purchase. The competition of a “spring posy in a vase” was won by Carole Cranston.The usual

Why not join us as a guest at our next meeting on Monday 20 May at 7.30pm in the Guild Room, Hadleigh when Paul Hogger will be talking about the River Brett. Paul is part of a working group who regularly and terrestrial species to be found within. You will be amazed at what is within the River Brett. Visitors £4, Members £2. The Competition for May is “An Iris in a vase”. For more information contact: hadleighgardenclub@gmail.com or Tel: Angie on 07946 744457

Having celebrated Easter with Hot Cross buns and coffee courtside, Hadleigh Tennis Club are looking forward to the summer season. The ladies will soon be starting their matches in the Ipswich and District Lawn Tennis League and before too long we will be able to host events using the proposed new facilities at Layham Road sportsground. Do come and join us at Layham Road. Club sessions Sunday mornings from 9.30am and Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm.

Adult membership for 2024/5 is £100. Other classes of membership are also available.

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Councillors Bayliss, Beggerow, Elliott, Gower, Howlett, Loftus,

The Chair welcomed everyone and advised that the Council, when the press and public are not lawfully excluded. Any member of the public who attends the meeting is advised that the Town Council cannot control 3rd party recording. The Town Council will record the meeting. Apologies for absence were received from Councillors McLeod, Miller, Minns and Taylor.

Proposed by Councillor Gower, seconded by Councillor Loftus the absence of Councillors McLeod, Miller, Minns and Taylor was approved. Vote = 10 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain

interest in HTC23.379 Layham Road Sports Ground Terms and Conditions as he is Treasurer of HUFC.

There was no consideration of dispensations.

Proposed by Councillor Beggerow, seconded by Councillor Gower the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 15th January 2024 were approved. Vote= 9 For, 0 Against, 1 Abstain Proposed by Councillor Gower, seconded by

2024 were approved. Vote = 9 For, 0 Against, 1 Abstain

The report from Babergh District Council Ward Councillors was noted. Councillor Fraser attended and gave a verbal report on the current issues in Hadleigh – they have successfully passed their budget, inconsiderate parking on Station Road and Clopton Gardens at school time is being dealt with, and new signs are recommended to go in on Lady Lane due to several accidents.

A member of the public commented on Corks Lane Development and Neighbourhood Plan.

A member of the public read out a statement regarding the complaint. Proposed by Councillor Wilson, seconded by Councillor Gower to defer until Parking Charges petition will be heard. Vote = 10 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain. Proposed by Councillor Beggerow, seconded by Councillor Gower, the schedule of invoices received was noted and payments over £5,000 that have not previously been agreed were approved. In alignment with the adopted Financial Regulations, all payments under £1,000 are approved by the RFO, as are items between £1,000 and £5,000 with clearance of the Chairman of the Council or Chairman of the appropriate committee.

Vote = 10 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain

Proposed by Councillor Monks, seconded by Councillor Howlett it was agreed to suspend Standing Order 7 to allow the next item of business to be discussed. Vote = 10 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain.

Proposed by Councillor Gower, seconded by Councillor Loftus, version 4 of the budget for 24/25 was agreed. Vote = 10 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain.

Proposed by Councillor Beggerow, seconded by Councillor Gower, the updated Investment Strategy was agreed.

Vote = 10 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain.

Proposed by Councillor Wilson, seconded by Councillor Beggerow it was agreed that from 1st March 2024 the

Vote = 10 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain.

Proposed by Councillor Wilson, seconded by Councillor Loftus it was agreed to engage the services of 12 Magpies per week at a cost of £35 per hour plus additional costs including banking,

The following Grant Evaluation forms were noted:

a) Visit Hadleigh

b) Meet Up Mondays

c) Hadleigh Sea Scouts & Hadleigh Explorer Sea Scouts Councillor Beggerow left the meeting at 7.40pm

Proposed by Councillor Loftus, seconded by Councillor Gower the revised terms & conditions for Layham Road Sports Ground were approved.

Vote = 9 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain.

Councillor Beggerow returned to the meeting at 7.43pm Proposed by Councillor Wilson, seconded by Councillor Bayliss it was agreed that the Town Clerk creates an Archive Policy including terms of reference which will be brought

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back to Full Council for discussion and approval. Vote = 10 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain.

This item was withdrawn.

Proposed by Councillor Wilson, seconded by Councillor Gower it was agreed to exclude the press and public in pursuance of Section 1(2) of the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 the Press and the Public shall be excluded for the next items of business on the grounds that it is likely to be prejudicial to the public interest

Vote = 10 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain

Meeting suspended at 7.49pm Meeting reconvened at 7.53pm


The Stage 3 complaint was discussed and actions agreed. Vote = 9 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain. During the above discussion the meeting was suspended

The minutes of the

Vote = 9 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain

The complaint (at Stage 2) was reviewed and actions agreed.Vote = 9 For, 0 Against, 1 Abstain

The next scheduled meeting will be on Thursday 21st March 2024

The meeting closed at 9.33pm Wendy Brame, Town Clerk

The Town Council have a grant scheme which local groups and organisations can apply for, this year there is a total of £20,000 available (maximum grant

Costs of running Parkrun£400.00

River Brett Monitoring£400.00

Explorer Garden Design Project 23/24


Help with fuel poverty£1,500.00

St George's Day Parade£211.42

Christmas Day Meal/Activities£500.00

Ongoing running costs£400.00

To run 2 sessions per month in Hadleigh £1,200.00

Emptying of compost toilet £107.00


Longer opening hours & street outreach £3,000.00

Support & advise Hadleigh residents £500.00

Net Zero Campaign£1,650.00

Headway in Hadleigh£2,000.00


Secure storage£500.00

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More details can be found on our website www.hadleightowncouncil.gov.uk/grants-donations or telephone 01473 823884.

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An historic Suffolk pub has been saved – and is once again set to become a cornerstone again of the one of the prettiest villages in the county.

November; less than a year after new tenants, who previously ran a pub in Cornard near Sudbury, took over. There have been fears that the

years ago – would close for good but now local businessman Howard Watts has bought the White Hart and promises that it will once again be at the heart of Boxford life.

Howard, who runs Riddesdells Garage

the oldest garage in the country – has this week unveiled his plans to put the White Hart back at the centre of the thriving community which has a population of 1,400. And it could be back in business within six to eight weeks – he is also suggestions from locals.

He said:”The White Hart is in the middle of the village and steeped in history. It was once the main malthouse for the local brewing industry and I wanted to ensure that it remained at the centre of the community. I have always liked the building and it is a valuable asset to the village.”

Chairman of Boxford Parish Council Colin Parr has already added his support White Hart has been the focus of the village for centuries and we certainly Work has already started on the pub – and one of the challenging and car park. the handlebars or in a sidecar. When Briton died, she was buried under history.

Tornado later moved to South Africa, where he died in 1971 – leaving more the stone and restore it.”

the biker lion.

Other plans for the Hart include a tea and coffee lounge, creating a business hub and a meeting room and turning the upstairs into a holiday let that will sleep up to eight people – a boost for the local tourist industry.

One new feature will be a space for weddings, birthdays and other special celebrations, which will be available to rent. In addition the outbuildings in the

He said:”I am putting together a great team to help get the White Hart back at the heart of the community.” And as a bonus for visitors to the village, the

serene and peaceful place for people to relax – as well as encourage wildlife. Howard, who has lived in the village and run the garage for more than 20 years said has also paid tribute to his parents:”I will also be naming parts of the business after people that have played a huge part in my life – the Maison Gloria, after my mother.

“I want the Hart to be at the centre of the community. Boxford is a wonderful village full of lovely people.”

More news will follow via social media – watch this space!

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75 plussers and the clinically vulnerable will be given a Covid booster vac This time patients will have the opportunity to choose their own appointment time. This will be done in two ways; either by text to your mobile phone or a call from the Practice. The hope is that patients will keep to the times they have agreed and not just ignore their appointment time.

Dr Croot, Dr Dickinson, Kate Brett and Laura Pearson have completed the London Marathon. They have put themselves through this challenging experience to raise money for two worthy causes Hospice (details below).

If you need a doctor when the Health Centre is closed,

there is always room for improvement so if you wish to cancel an appointment

information and your appointment will automatically be cancelled. This will enable someone else to take your place and save your precious time too.

As of 1st May there will be no need to sit option to be called back instead. Your place will be held electronically. When your turn comes the operator will return your call. Rest assured your call will not be left until the end of the morning but dealt with as your place in the get on with something else in the meantime. The system is on trial so tweaks maybe needed. Patients be patient please.

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Avoid the early morning scramble by using will also free up the line for more pressing appointment needs. Please allow three working days for these to be processed.

There is a new display of paintings in the waiting area. The good news is we sold one large painting from the previous collection with 10% of the money going towards the Practice Charity.

The Trustees are looking for meaningful ways of spending some of its funding. Applications can be made to the Charity for

PPG: - Chair, Jan Devey 01473 827 091

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Both Practices: - 01473 822 961

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Cancel Appointment: - 01473 822 961 option 5

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Marathon Donation Just Giving search www.justgiving.com/team/ teamhadleigh

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A day out for all the family to come and have a go at beautiful surroundings of Bullocky Fen. Light refreshments will be provided and the whole event is free. Tackle provided, no license on 01473 823043 or 07766 140624 or visit www.hadasangling.co.uk

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the proposed changes to car parking fees. Some concessions were agreed in principle, such as allowing a short free period to parents on the school run and to patients collecting prescriptions from the health centre; details of how this would run are yet to be worked out. An amendment proposed by Cllr Jessie Carter to allow one hour free in all BDC car parks was rejected. Because we believe that Cabinet has not given proper

group of councillors representing Hadleigh, Sudbury and Cornard has called in the decision for formal review by the Overview & Scrutiny Committee: Cllr Simon Dowling is the lead signatory. This session will take place on Monday 22 April, when the committee may recommend that either (1) Cabinet should reconsider its decision

contravenes the policy framework or budget; or (3) the decision should be upheld and implemented immediately.

Work to make council homes warmer and bring down energy bills for tenants across Babergh and Mid Suffolk has received a £1.6m boost in government funding. The funding is to be added to the £2.25m already committed by the councils to install energy saving measures in social housing, taking the both districts, some of which will be spent in Hadleigh. The funding is to help and lifting tenants out of fuel poverty by saving money on their energy bills.

More than 1,500 households at risk of homelessness have been helped to keep a roof over their heads by Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils

demand, not only from tenants struggling to pay the bills, but also from those looking for help because their private landlord is selling up. The report shows how during 2022/23 the team received 627 homeless applications in Babergh,

most in need. Between April 2019 and March 2023, the council stepped in to urgently rehouse 264 households in Babergh who would otherwise have found themselves on the street.

More than £510,000 is set to be reinvested into Babergh and Mid Suffolk communities thanks to funding collected from developers. The latest round of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) bids includes projects such as fully accessible toilet facilities, play area upgrades, creation of walking paths, and

by developers of residential sites across the districts, will fund nine successful bids for community projects. Bids made for CIL funding are reviewed by the councils every six months and funding is earmarked for those projects that help enable local infrastructure to grow alongside housing developments.

CIL funding totalling more than £14m, all of which has been provided to infrastructure projects across the districts. If you know of a local community

parked sees Suffolk County Council join forces with schools across the county to raise awareness of engine idling. The campaign particularly lungs from unnecessary pollution. Idling engines, where a car is stationary with its engine on, cause peaks in harmful pollutants. When breathed in over time, these can lead to asthma, heart disease, cancer, or stunted lung growth. Children living in highly polluted areas are four times more likely to has been shown to halt and reverse this effect. In a survey carried out in Suffolk at the end of 2022, 35% of respondents said they never switch their engine off when parked or stationary.

If you have concerns that you want to raise with us, please get in touch at: Jane.Carruthers@babergh.gov.uk tel 07514 951196 Simon.Dowling@babergh.gov.uk tel 07514 951185

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Nigel Crisp, who spent eight years researching his book “Small Town Duty”, Society on 15th May. He will explain what life was really like for Hadleigh folk during this period.

the men turned out to be boys, including Edward Durrant who was just 13 and with the Suffolk Regiment. Most went overseas and endured the trauma of battle on the Western Front in France and Belgium or in the Mediterranean at Gallipoli and Palestine.

A total of 120 Hadleigh men lost their lives, including Robert Keynes who was born and brought up by his grandparents in Hadleigh, emigrated to the Somme. He is remembered, not at Hadleigh, but on the massive Vimy Memorial in France.

8pm Wednesday 15th May 2024, Hadleigh Guildroom, churchyard entrance. Visitors £3, Members free.

May time, blossom on the trees, birds singing and the promise of warmer weather to come. We all should be feeling uplifted but the world news brings home that there are people in other countries who are suffering greatly. Our thoughts go out to them and hope that things will resolve themselves with patience and understanding. If you feel that these things are affecting your everyday life and would like to talk to someone about this please come and

log onto www.hadleighhealingsociety.org or visit Hadleigh Healing Society Facebook page for an appointment.

We are holding one of our popular Clairvoyant Days on Saturday, 15 June between 10am – 3pm. There will be two mediums who can give a 20 minute private reading for £15. If you would like an appointment please book early to avoid disappointment. Please telephone giving your name and telephone number clearly and we will get back to you.

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Valuing the loyalty of customers and staff alike has been described as the secret success as they celebrate their 90th anniversary.

Inform Products, based at the Lady Lane Industrial Estate in Hadleigh, opened in 1934 and has built a strong reputation as a specialist in the production of labels and nameplates.

General Manager Marcus Knight said: “We are a small, dedicated team with combined experience of “This means we can offer a hugely personal and professional service to

Marcus himself is an example of the loyalty that has been a feature of the company over its 10 decades in business – having been with the company for 21 years and working his way up from a screen printer to leading the company.

at Inform. We live it through our own loyalty to the company. thinking in our approach.

“We highly value both the loyalty of our existing customers and warmly the next 90 years will bring.”

Denny Bros Group and was formerly Richard Ching and Sons, please visit https://informproducts.co.uk/.


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St Mary’s Church isopen every day.

The church is a beautiful and peaceful space, and you are most welcome to visit.


Sundays: 8am BCPEucharist 10.45am Eucharist

Tuesday 11am Row Chapel Matins(BCP)

Friday 10am Eucharist with Café Church9.30-12 and ‘St Mary’s Market’ on the firstFridayof eachmonth

POP UP AT ST MARY’S~Maydates are Wednesday8th and 22nd (2.00pm –5.30pm) and Thursday 30th (12pm –2pm) Freefood, drink and activities for allages. EVERYBODY is welcome.

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FROG’S–activities group for all primary school aged children, every Friday during term time at St Mary’s, 3.45pm –5.15pm. Come along for crafts, games and much much more!

Please join us on Wednesday 8th at 1pm for our monthly FREE lunchtime recital. May brings us the fantastic cellistRebecca Welham!

Please see the Church notice boards for information on this month’sservices, alternatively you can search for us on “A Church Near You” website.

The Benefice Office at St Mary’s is openTuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 10-12 noon. Our Administrator is Emma Fleming-Ovens

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Ah, the sun shone on over 50 happy bowlers who played on the Opening Day in to the light like the happy bunnies they are.

useful list of excuses that will appear from time to time. Which, to be honest,

up to full speed with internal competitions and external league games starting match on 25 May. We were delighted to meet those of you who came to the Open Weekend and

which are much more casual, and there are often players out on the green practising or playing with friends in to the warm evenings. So do approach

Hadleigh Bowling Club, Stone Street, Hadleigh IP7 6DN

If you have any USED or UNUSED

Bring them along to the COMMUNITY INDOOR MARKETS that are held every Second Saturday of the Month at Elmsett and Aldham Village Hall. We will be collecting new and unwanted toiletries, perfumes and hygiene products (as well as opened but unwanted items) to recycle and raise funds starting on poverty and divert industry waste.

Supporting over 700 locations in 2023 Toiletries Amnesty provided access to toiletries and hygiene products for 4 million people around the world. TA works to support homeless shelters and hostels, women refuges, mental schools, colleges, and other organisations that need them. Thank you for caring

This month the “Second Saturday Event” in the village will be a community

PLUS we are introducing the collection of toiletries and hygiene products to support the Toiletries amnesty group (see separate article).

items will be back in case you missed him in March. Joining us this month is Dale who creates wonderful acrylic art, so do come and have a browse. We will also be serving wonderful home baked cakes and savouries made by Philippa and Ali this month.

Free parking and entry, warm and welcoming atmosphere. Please support your wonderful village events, and maybe bring

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level of the River Brett and the management / lack of management of the sluice gates in Tinkers Lane. Those who wish to see the river at a lower



invertebrates, insects, mammals, birds and plants which prefer the slower deeper environment of the River Brett in the town stretch will see populations decrease with the loss of their preferred habitat reducing biodiversity. As the water table adjacent to the river falls, there will be an inevitable impact on

In March 2021 the Environment Agency (EA) wrote to the Town Mayor suggesting that a volunteer group be set up to operate the gates on behalf of the EA. “Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to attend the sluice gates in Tinkers Lane regularly enough to keep the water at a near constant level. We would therefore welcome a group of local volunteers to take on prefer”.





A number of members of Hadleigh and District Angling Society put themselves discuss the impact of Storm Babet other members of the public in Hadleigh offered to help. So a team of local volunteers, who can respond at short notice to open the gates when the river is rising and to close them again when the river level is falling, can work with the EA to protect property and wildlife by maintaining a more consistent river level with no extended periods of low water level.

Sadly 3 years later this has still not happened as the EA have yet to carry out repairs to the mill gates citing unknown ownership of the adjacent land as the reason and have currently just left the river to fall to its current level.

documented and having this amenity in the town is a great asset to Hadleigh.

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river. We urge the people of Hadleigh to support returning the river to its long established level. If the river is allowed to remain at its current low level and continue to fall through the summer these opportunities will be lost to future generations.

The Hadleigh u3a are pleased to welcome Barry Linton who will be giving 2.30pm. Held at the United Reformed Church in Market Place, Hadleigh.This promises to be an enlightening and helpful talk on Cybercrime put together in key threats that we should be aware of and tips on how to protect ourselves. We also have some fabulous trips coming up, including visits to Blickling

If you are retired or semi-retired and would like to know more about the u3a and the events we run please feel free to come along to the talk, pick up some information and meet us all. Or contact us through our website at https://u3asites.org.uk/hadleigh-suffolk/home

All are welcome to use and join the club. We support the Local Branch and Poppy Appeal.

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leadership of Frank Minns, it is a chance to visit some delightful gardens in the town. Delicious, homemade cakes and a cuppa will be available in the church for weary wanderers. See below for further information

To date the Renewal Team (RT) Treasurer has received a total of £69,120.35 in pledges. This is a substantial and welcome contribution towards the cost of the chosen heating and lighting units. Sincere thanks to all who have generously and David Hoyle is the man to help you. See below for details. This will be needed to support the coronas. UK Power Network has been paid so work is proceeding as planned. reducing its carbon footprint


In addition to the regular gatherings for worship, and a monthly Craft Fair, St another very special happening. Four members of the Hadleigh Health Team hosted an afternoon tea to help secure funds for their entry into the London Marathon. The Church provided the perfect spacious background for their community event which was much enjoyed by all generations.

you can be sure of a warm welcome.

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The people of the churches in Hadleigh are committed to praying for our town. Over the course of each year we plan to pray for every street in Hadleigh.

If you know people who live in these streets, we would be very pleased if you also would pray for them. If you live on one of the streets being covered during a particular week and would welcome prayer, please get in touch.

Hadleigh Baptist Church - pastorchristodd@hadleighbaptist.org.uk

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All meetings start at 7.30pm in the Seminar Room above the library unless otherwise stated.

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In April two of our members Crystal Murray and Stuart Price

2024 along with Elaine Turner and our friend Viki. I really enjoyed the long runs during the training which were usually followed by a something to give you the motivation to run

The weekend of the marathon arrived. I felt a

Park and we were lucky to have a bright, sunny day with a slight breeze. Before we knew it, we were being called to the athlete only area according to our wave colours. Paula Radcliffe was there to start the

The atmosphere before we set off in our wave was buzzing with nerves and excitement. The commentator was great at hyping everyone up for the start. Whilst I was waiting for the big moment, I suddenly heard my name being shouted and turned to see my mum and stepdad in the crowd with banners.

out along the sea front, encountering so many spectators as well as music playing and choirs singing along the way. There were some big hills, but what goes up must come down and the downhills were a joy. It was hard at times running with the wind blowing but

keep the motivation going and provide a welcome distraction. We continued along the seafront until around 19 miles and then headed into a residential part of the city. Cheering residents were out in force with banners and holding out plates of jelly babies and orange segments. I hit mile 23 and knew I was energy to get to the end. I then heard some loud pounding behind me and a big group of people passed with the 4hr pacer. I was slightly gutted at achievable.

Those last 3 miles were so hard. The crowds were awesome heading to the friendship (and all the breakfasts of course).

all the amazing things people have achieved over the years, it gave me the seeing all those people running alongside you, each with their own goals and reasons for pushing themselves it a special thing to be a part of.

On the 14 April I completed the Manchester marathon. to complete before my 40th birthday. Having been a

competed in events around the county and further On the day, the conditions were near perfect, it was an ideal temperature with minimal wind, which kept me on track of my target time. I started with a pace that I knew was comfortable for me, and as I chipped away at the miles, I was able to increase my pace. I felt strong up to mile 20, when my calves started to feel sore. Undeterred I kept my head down, determined to keep the pace

The feeling you get from running a marathon is like no other and I will certainly line in 2:51:26.

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Hello to our readers, I hope as always you have all been keeping well. We have a two course Chilli night for £15 per head on Friday 3 May at the Fleece Hotel in Boxford, there meet at the Fleece is 7pm, you will need to book in with Sharon before the night, so the Fleece knows in advance how many meals to prepare for us. When we have meal nights they are nice social evenings for all who attend, so please book your place and contact Sharon on: 07999 051401 or email

We have kindly been offered a stand at The Monks Eleigh Fete and dog show on 1 June, so come along and meet us on the day, we have had a stand over the last few years at this fete and it is a lovely day out, especially if you are a dog owner.

raise money for our Charity, is on 10 June doing a 54 hole golf challenge at raised by sponsoring Pamela will be split between our animal rescue and Little lifts, a charity who support people that are undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy for Breast Cancer. You can get a sponsor form from us if you would like to help two worthy causes. Please contact Sharon for a sponsor

We are also holding another speed dating singles night on Saturday 22 June at The Fleece Hotel in Boxford, arrival time is 7pm, £10 per person. Our last speed dating night went really well and all the ladies and gentlemen enjoyed themselves, even though last time I ended up on BBC Radio Suffolk doing a call out for men to come along. So come on all you single men, do not feel nervous, just put your brave pants on and join us for some social fun. Please contact Sharon to book your place, details are above.

take three new rescues who were living in a sad situation, which was not good for their welfare. One had lead to the horse and ponies being kept below basic standards of care, we had to have a vet out straight away for Rose on arrival. In the photos the two ponies are Sammy and Blondie and the horse

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big shelter and all three are slowly getting used to being groomed. They love which will be ongoing.

After Boxford Primary School did their fund raising day for us, we found out that one of their pupils had alone raised half the money through making beautiful book markers to sell, so I was very keen to meet Jessica and thank her in person. Her lovely family came along to the farm with Jessica and she had a morning of meeting and grooming some of our ponies. Big thank you to such a clever young girl, Jessica you are a star.

please do, your generosity and kindness would be very much appreciated. Contact me if you would like any information about becoming part of our small team and helping care for our lovely horses and donkeys. Plus all donations are welcome with open arms and much gratitude.

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May...surely the weather will treat us

Talking of the weather what an absolute scorcher we had on our season opening Go Ride Fun day for our Junior Division. Out in force

and I guess less sunscreen than was

More importantly we treated over 40 kids from all over the region to British Cycling level coaching in an action packed day. We started the day with three separate skills sessions with everyone picking up either new skills or reinforcing previous experiences. The afternoon was jam packed with racing where the families got to bask in the sun and cheer for all the riders who got to show off their abilities and try to earn a medal in their respective classes. It genuinely was a brilliant day for all concerned and we, as a club, hope to run more events like this giving more

On that note our regular Junior Coaching will be well under way by the time of writing. Please get in contact if any Juniors would like to join us on a Tuesday at the Community Primary.

The regular Junior racers in our team continue to ply their trade up and down the region with Ciaran Ho running slicks on the track at Redbridge.

Oliver King and Angus Gillies have found Mountain Biking to keep them busy this month while Denny Williams is taking on a 200mile challenge in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Good luck to all the boys in their respective ventures. With the potholes of the county slowly being

our Sunday morning social rides. We meet at 9am in the car park of The George.

decided by the group on the day. If you have a road bike in good condition, a helmet and enjoy cycling around 30 miles do come along and join us. “Just

For up to date news please head to our Facebook page @hadleighcyclingclub X/Twitter @HadleighCycling Instagram hadleighcc or http://www.hadleighcyclingclub.co.uk

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