Hadleigh Community News, August 2022

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Hadleigh thanks Suffolk Military Personnel Hadleigh said thank you to local military personnel to celebrate Armed Forces Day. The national initiative is an annual recognition of the contribution of serving men and women, giving thanks to the sacrifices military personnel and their families make. Hadleigh businesses have used their windows to show support with creative displays, the Armed Forces Day flag has been flying at the war memorial and the High St featured a mural saluting the forces, with thanks to the Royal British Legion. The highlight of the week was a free community thanksgiving event on Thursday 23 June in Hadleigh Market Place, at which Deputy Lieutenant, Gareth Wilson, received a salute from 75 service personnel representing every military detachment in Suffolk, plus reserves and cadets. He gave thanks for the work and dedication of the services, alongside Chairman of Babergh District Council, Cllr Kathryn Grandon and the Mayor of Hadleigh, Gordon McLeod. Local residents came out in force to share in the celebrations and to give thanks to the Armed Forces. Detachments included representatives of 7th Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers from Wattisham Flying Station, 28 Engineer Regiment from RAF Honington, 23 Parachute Engineer Regiment from MOD Woodbridge, reserves from the 158 Logistics Corp based in Ipswich and the Hadleigh Army Cadets. After the public event, service personnel were treated to a reception in the Town Hall, hosted by Hadleigh Town Council. The personnel took away a small gift bag made up of donations from local businesses, including Adnams. Cllr Kathryn Grandon said: “It is a wonderful thing to see the strong support and connection between the people of our district and the forces community, particularly with Wattisham Flying Station staff. It’s an honour for Babergh to host this event on behalf of Suffolk”. ...Continued on page 5


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73% of people think IF a couple have a joint bank account and one person can't make decisions for themselves, their partner can legally make decisions for them both. similarly, 72% of people think your next of kin always gets the final say in treatment decisions at hospital, if you can't make them yourself*. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Should your spouse/partner or parent become unable to manage their affairs themselves due to ill-health or injury, their individual bank accounts are likely to be effectively frozen and neither a partner nor next of kin will be able to deal with organisations on their behalf. For example, this would mean being unable to deal with financial institutions in respect of accounts and pensions, the Department for Work and Pensions, or utility companies. Similarly, a next of kin will not be able to make decisions regarding the health and welfare of a spouse/partner, parent or other relative, including where and what care should be provided, as well as what end of life care should be received, if any. What is needed to be able to help? To assist your spouse/partner, parent or other relative with affairs during their lifetime, or make certain decisions you will need to have been appointed as an Attorney. This means they will need to have made Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs). Common reasons for needing to help Often people need to assist with these matters because their spouse/partner, parent or relative has become unable to manage their affairs themselves. This may be due to physical or mental incapacity, perhaps due to illness or an accident. What happens if LPAs are not in place? If you want to help your partner or parent with property, financial, health or welfare decisions and they do not have Powers of Attorney in place and were incapable of making them, you would need to make a costly application to the Court to obtain the necessary authority. The Court application takes several months and can be stressful and frustrating for those involved. Until the Court authorises your application you are unable to deal with the persons money or property, and will be unable to make decisions regarding their health and welfare. What are the two types of Lasting Powers of Attorney? LPAs are important documents that allow someone to give people (often close relatives or friends) the authority to make certain decisions on their behalf. There are two types of Lasting Powers of Attorney: • Property and Financial Affairs LPA – which allows an attorney to manage and deal with finances and property related matters (such as selling a home). • Health and Welfare LPA – which allows an attorney to make decisions regarding health and personal welfare. This type of LPA only comes into effect when a person no longer has the capacity to make such decisions themselves. Discuss Powers of Attorney for yourself, a partner or parent To talk to a local lawyer about Lasting Powers of Attorney and to find out whether you or a loved one should have them, call Holmes & Hills Solicitors on 01787 275275 email advice@holmes-hills.co.uk and ask to speak to a *OPG, 'Your Voice. Your Decision' campaign member of our Private Client Department. www.holmes-hills.co.uk

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The Wheatsheaf Public House at number 4 High Street, is shown here in its closing era before its eventual conversion to residential use. To the Hadleigh locals in past years, this pub was always known as the ‘Shoof’, this being a Suffolk dialect word for a sheaf of wheat, being a bundle of cut ears of wheat with their stalks and tied together with binder twine. A group of sheaves were then stacked together end on in the field into shocks to dry before collection. The Wheat Sheaf, as it was termed in 1844, reflected the agricultural life of the town at that time and continued to serve the needs of the High Street together with other public houses and inns, all now long gone except for The George. In its latter days, the ‘Shoof’ had a brick porch added, then, when closure came in September 1995, the building stood empty for some time before its conversion began. The porch was then removed, and briefly, the name of the Wheatsheaf painted onto the brick semi-circular of the entrance doorway was on display once again, but there was no beer within. The Hadleigh Archive is administered by the Hadleigh Town Council. The Guildhall, Market Place, Hadleigh. IP7 5DN. A team of experienced volunteers look after the Hadleigh Archive and meet on a regular basis to catalogue and transcribe its large number of documents and images. Visitors are welcome by appointment only. Email: hadleigharchive@gmail.com Tel: 01473 823884

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Hadleigh Walkers Our August walk on Saturday 13th will be a circular walk taking a route to the South and East North of Hadleigh. Starting in Hadleigh, we will leave Stonehouse Road car park at 0930 and take the Railway walk to Benton End, then Upper Layham, Lower Layham, Shelley, Fox Farm, Sodom and Gomorrah, Bacon’s Green, Raydon, across country to Woodlands and back into Hadleigh along the Railway Walk. The walk is about 10 miles along moderate terrain but with little in the way of shortening options for anyone wanting a reduced distance. We will have 2 refreshment stops along the way and should arrive back around 1330 – 1400. As usual, we aim to maintain a not too demanding 2.5 mph (4 km/hr). Walkers should be aware that any weather is possible so strong shoes or preferably walking boots should be worn as the ground will be muddy or rough in places. Everyone is welcome, including well behaved dogs. As usual, route maps can be requested from the web site. For further information about these walks go to www.hadleighwalkers.com, email us from the website contact page or contact Mike Keeling on 07483 887658.

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Hadleigh Mayor Gordon McLeod said: “Many people in Hadleigh have a direct link to the Armed Forces community, through work, family, or friends, so it’s no surprise to see the warmth of support on display. The role of the Armed Forces in combat and in crises like the pandemic or supporting refugees from Ukraine can rarely have been so central in people’s thoughts.” Together with neighbouring Mid Suffolk District Council, Babergh District Council is celebrating the 10th year of their commitment to the Suffolk Armed Forces Community Covenant – a pledge by local authorities on behalf of their respective communities and statutory agencies to support our local armed forces community.

Could you help to start up a Men’s Shed in Hadleigh? Men’s Sheds, as defined by the Men’s Shed’s Association, are: ‘similar to garden sheds – a place to pursue practical interests at leisure, to practice skills and enjoy making and mending. The difference is that garden sheds and their activities are often solitary in nature while Men’s Sheds are the opposite. They’re about social connections and friendship building, sharing skills and knowledge, and of course a lot of laughter.’ We would love to see a Men’s Shed started in Hadleigh. The idea is to provide a venue – we would offer the Ansell Centre – and time and space for men to gather to build, mend, make and develop skills together. There is a wealth of information on the UK Men’s Sheds Association website about the value of Men’s Shed’s. The movement started in Australia, but has spread around the world and there are thousands of Sheds supporting the wellbeing of thousands of people. The Ansell Centre trustees would love to see such an opportunity offered to the men of Hadleigh. We know that men’s mental health is a cause for concern and believe that setting up a place for men to enjoy developing their hobbies in a welcoming environment would be good for our community. It needs a man with the enthusiasm to get things started. It needs someone with some drive, energy and good humour who recognises the need to support men in a way that serves their particular needs. The Ansell Centre trustees will support with information gathering, financial advice, and the whole start up – but we need a man with vision to help get this off the ground. Could you be that man? Or do you know a man who is? Would you like to be part of a team to make this happen? If you are interested please contact Karen Harman on kharmanasms@btinternet.com (on behalf of the Ansell Centre Trustees)



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“Painting makes you feel better” Red Alert: Weather Warning of Extreme Heat is leading the news bulletin as this article is being written. This is second life threatening weather warning of 2022. In February we were warned of the danger of Storm Eunice. Fortunately, Hadleigh Old School, the arts venue, came off lightly with a couple of fence panels blown down. In contrast one of the Suffolk artists we admire suffered a much greater calamity. Christopher Ryland lives in an Storm Eunice by Christopher Ryland, Elected Fellow Society of Botanical historic Suffolk Pink painted Artists house in Gainsborough Street Sudbury. On 18 February 2022, strong winds from Storm Eunice brought down a huge tree from the grounds of the property opposite Christopher’s house, collapsing through a garden wall and showering branches and bricks on the pavement and road. The tree was so large as to block the busy main route through the town and ended resting upon the roof of Christopher’s house. Thankfully no-one was injured. Fast forward four months on and finally repairs have been made and scaffolding removed. The event was so momentous that Christopher decided to record it in art, the result being a beautiful watercolour painting – shown here. When not painting natural disasters, Christopher Ryland is more usually creating beautiful colourful paintings of flowers and floral scenes from the gardens and countryside of Suffolk. Hadleigh Old School will be presenting an exhibition of his work every Saturday (10am-5pm) and Sunday (11am-4pm) in August. We will also have a preview afternoon 2-5pm on Friday 5th August to which everyone is welcome. In addition, this August we will also be showing works on paper from the so called ‘Benton End’ artists, Benton End being the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing that Sir Cedric Morris and Arthur Lett-Haines ran in the mid Twentieth Century. The pictures on display will include rarely seen ‘nudes & rudes’ and artwork by Sir Cedric Morris, Arthur Lett-Haines, Kathleen Hale, Lucy Harwood and Joan Warburton. Both exhibitions are free entry to Hadleigh Old School, 3-5 Bridge Street, Hadleigh IP7 6BY

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The Cock Inn, Hadleigh Well folks, we’ve had some great weather at the time of writing and the real heat is yet to come according to the forecasters. Let’s make the most of it. As well as getting all those ‘good weather’ jobs out of the way and the odd vacation or two, don’t forget to get to your local pub and enjoy ice cold drinks and secluded gardens, just like we have at The Cock Inn. It’s all been replanted and refreshed and there are shaded areas too. We are dog friendly and kids are allowed in the garden until 7pm. August is generally a quiet month for entertainment and the like as many people take their annual holidays and the kids are off school too. However, we have a few music events planned for the month starting with a visit from pop and rock band Buzz on Sunday 31st July. It’s our famous Sunday afternoon Soiree, so please come along and listen to this four piece band. Rock the ages with all your favourites from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. The fun always starts at 3pm on Sundays and finishes up around 6pm and if it’s a sunny day, what a way to spend a Sunday afternoon. The ever popular Paul Gee is with us on the afternoon of Sunday 14th August, so another glorious afternoon of smooth tunes from days gone by. A diary date for September while we talk music. Saturday 17th will welcome the wonderful Irish band Great Craic. If you’ve not seen them yet you are in for a treat. If you have you can do it all again. They really are greaaat!! For footy fans there is an early start to the Premier League as a consequence of the World Cup taking place in Qatar mid November. The season kicks off on Friday 5th August with Crystal Palace playing Arsenal at 8pm. On Saturday 6th Liverpool take on Fulham at 12.30pm and Everton face Chelsea at 5.30pm. The following day, Sunday the 7th Man Utd are in action against Brighton at 2pm and their Man City rivals play West Ham at 4.30pm. You can watch all the games live at The Cock Inn and most of the big games are shown on our giant screen. The World Cup kicks off mid November when the Premier League will take a break, restarting Boxing Day. The World Cup Final takes place on December 18th with a 3pm kick off. Motorbike enthusiasts have the British MotoGP to look forward to which takes place at Silverstone on Sunday 7th August. There is F1 Grand Prix motor racing action too with the Hungarian GP on the 31st July at 2pm and the Belgium GP on Sunday 28th August, again with a 2pm start time. All live at The Cock Inn. For something different and following the Commonwealth games, the European Athletics Championships are being held in Munich between the 16th and 21st August and for tennis fans the US Open Grand Slam commences on the 29th August in New York. Well August is of course a cricket month and there is lots going on, too much to list. The highlight I guess is England v South Africa, starting on the 17th till 21st at Lords. We will continue with our Wednesday night novice darts each Wednesday throughout August, Buskers night will take place on Tuesday 2nd and our popular pub quiz on Tuesday 9th August. Both Buskers and the Quiz are held on the first and second Tuesday of each month. Finally, as we are all aware of rising prices we are continuing to offer our ‘Early Bird’ savings between 12 noon and 1pm and 5-7pm Monday to Friday and our ‘all day every day’ double up offer on your favourite spirits. When you buy a single you can make it a double for only £1.50 extra. It’s great value but please drink responsibly! Early Bird prices offer great value and big savings, so please come along and enjoy. The Cock Inn, 89 George Street, Hadleigh Tel 01473 941049 www.thecockinnhadleigh.co.uk

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Hadleigh Cycling Club’s 7th Annual Gayford Flyer sportive will take place on Sunday, 11th September. It costs £15 to enter and this includes refreshments and music at The George. We are very keen to encourage riders to try out the many lightly-trafficked roads around the town. This year’s Flyer will have two signed routes of around 60 and 30 miles on mostly quiet roads close to Hadleigh, with some great views and the odd hill. Details on how to enter can be found www.hadleighcyclingclub.co.uk . There will be no entries on the day. The event is open to young cyclists provided they are accompanied by an adult. Since its launch in 2015, nearly 1200 cyclists have signed up and completed the sportive. One participant last year commented: “The route was fantastic! A bit challenging with all the hills in the second half :) and therefore even more rewarding. It was such fun to be able to do an organised ride again. Especially on such a beautiful day. Thanks to all the volunteers and the organisation for putting all the time and effort in.” The sportive is named after Oswald Gayford, Hadleigh’s celebrated aviator who in 1933 flew from the UK to South Africa and broke the world distance record. Pathe News filmed his celebration parade through Hadleigh. He also had a distinguished military career. The Club runs social rides which are led by a dedicated group including Chris, Kate, Farhad, Fiona, Gale and Benson. The main social ride on Sundays usually begins at 9.00am from The George and there is a café stop. Currently, we’re also running regular rides on Wednesdays (gentle), Thursdays (leg spinner) and Fridays (women). Something for everyone. The rides are weather dependant so, if in doubt, check our Facebook page @hadleighcyclingclub Twitter @HadleighCycling or www.hadleighcyclingclub.co.uk

Hadleigh Womens Institute At the time of writing this we are looking forward to hosting visitors from four other WIs at our Garden Party in The Old School in Bridge Street on the predicted hottest day of the year! Our next meeting is on the 16th August when the speaker will be David Smith 'Fingerprints and Crime Scene Investigations'. We also have a Reading Group, Lunch Club and Ambling Group. We meet in the Library Seminar Room on the third Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm. If you would like to consider joining, come along for a 'taster'. Contact Sheila Webb on 01473 827554 or Glenn Abbassi on 07870 312409 or just turn up. We look forward to welcoming you. Sheila Webb, President

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A Touch of Class and Escapism We last said hello in the April edition. Heading into August, we will also be open at 10.00 every Monday, to be there for you and in support of the Vintage and Antique Market days at Bridge Farm Barns, Monks Eleigh. Since the Spring we have added some new artists and makers as well as made changes to the stock of several our regulars so we can ensure we continue catering for a range of tastes. These include Lisa Thurkettle who recently enjoyed success at the Hadleigh Art Show, being awarded most admired painting by visitors. Dylan Pym is a new maker from Suffolk who has added his oak footstools to our exhibits. New stock has been introduced from most of our fifty East Anglian exhibitors. We are part of the Bridge Farms Barns complex at Monks Eleigh which includes a traditional garden nursery and Corncraft Tearooms, offering an ever increasing and expanding menu, introduced by their recently engaged chef. Its tranquil surroundings still provide an oasis to relax for morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea. Other places to visit are Sarah’s Attic with her new Garden Room addition. Olivien Patchwork and Quilting, Lavenham Falconry (by appointment) and the Outrageous Cake Company complete the destination for a most enjoyable trip out. Returning to us at Brett Gallery, Suzanne and John with their assistant Mary present a wide range of affordable, exclusive exhibits created by wellestablished East Anglian Artists and Makers. Despite the pressures on us all at this time, we still like somewhere to buy that unusual, surprise gift for a relative or friend, for that special occasion or indeed for ourselves. Or a simple treat for our home. The Gallery is a unique showcase for a range of local art, ceramics, woodturning, glass, photography, jewellery, homeware and metalwork. The extensive card selection also reflects the talent of the exhibiting artists. It is calm and peaceful, away from the crowds. A place to escape and indulge for a while. Exquisite • Unique • Local www.brettgallery.co.uk

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French’s Care Haven Hello to our readers, I hope you are enjoying the crazy weather we have been experiencing. Apologies for missing last month’s news, I had my house move and everything was in boxes at that time. Ok let’s give you all an up-date: Pamela who did her 80th birthday 80 mile bike ride, raised £900, which was brilliant, thank you Pamela, Pamela is also one of our volunteers along with her husband Graham, Graham does some strimming for us while Pamela helps clean and feed the animals. Debbie who did her scarecrow fundraiser raised £450, so a Big thank you to both ladies. Our BBQ open day in July also went well, over 120 people came along and it was lovely to see families interacting with our rescued animals on the day, our animals loved the extra attention and activity. The nice thing for me to hear on our open day by many people was what super condition our animals all looked in. One of the photos was a family with Minstrel our donkey. Thank you to Tesco in Sudbury for supplying our buns and thank you to Perrywood garden centre for their £30 plant voucher. While thanking people, our helpers and our BBQ cook did a great job, well done team. I gave a talk to the Hadleigh wives club one evening in June and met some lovely ladies, I did see a few of the ladies from the club came along on our open day and it looked like they were enjoying their visit and our BBQ. We are looking for a volunteer handy man, who can spare us a morning a week to help with the up keep and small jobs on the grounds along with repairs. Can you find a bit of your time to give us? I would really appreciate your help, if so please give me a call on the number below. Monks Eleigh Fete: We had a stand at the fete that Sharon lead the way with and did a great job for us, giving locals a look at the work we do, as you can see in the photo. Helpers who came along to give Sharon a hand was, Pamela, Graham, Debbie and Jackie. The Fete and dog show went well and even though I was not there, because I had to tend to our animals on the farm, it sounds like the fete was a success and a good day for visitors, such a shame I could not be in both places, looks like a missed a lovely day out. Our yearly 100 club has re started with prizes starting from £50 first prize, we have a monthly draw and a bonus prize at Christmas. Call Sharon on: 07999 051401 to pick your numbers and buy tickets, tickets are £30 each. Our 100 club helps our animals with food and their daily care, give Sharon a call today. Raising money is essential to our charity, as the animals care and management has huge outgoings every month, of several thousand pounds and that is without extras like massive vet bills, which we have occurred over the last few months. Whether it is doing a fundraiser for us, or just buying a 100 club ticket it all helps and we appreciate your input when you do support us. Quiz Night is on its way: 22nd October at the Ansell centre in Hadleigh, Fish and chips with a great night of fun to be had, what more could you want. Make a note in your diary, we will start taking bookings in September. Work/position available for one or two weekend mornings a week, if little or no experience, do not worry, training will be given. This is a great opportunity to become part of our small team and work with our beautiful animals. Reliability is essential and for more information please call me, my number is below. Ragwort, it is going crazy again this year in our fields, we are sort of on top of it in some fields, but could do with some volunteering help to clear more from our horses and donkeys fields. Bags, little ragwort forks gloves and barrows are given for you to ‘mosey’ round the fields with our animals and pick up what you see. If you can spear an hour or so, please give me a call, you will hear my usual excitement when someone calls to offer their help. French’s is a charity on your doorstep, can you help, either with time, donations, or sponsorship. You are welcome to come along and meet our animals. Call me for an appointment. Call Jann on: 07747755556 or email: jann.turner@hotmail.co.uk Website: FrenchsCareHaven.org.uk

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Bildeston Carpet Bowls have been playing for the last 20 years and have had many members in that time, but due to some leaving the area and illness, we are currently looking for new joiners. We play on Tuesday evenings in Chamberlain Hall in Bildeston and we offer 2 free sessions and it isn't necessary to have played before as full tuition will be given. Do please come along and meet us and have some fun. Please call Mike McIntyre on 01284 827688 before coming just in case we have an away match. We look forward to seeing you in anticipation. Mike McIntyre, Club Captain

Optometrist Running Charity Marathon Andrew Dunstone will be running the London Marathon on 2nd October in aid of an infant health charity. The Lullaby Trust funds vital research which contributes to understanding why some babies and young children die suddenly and unexpectedly. Donations to this charity would be much appreciated and can be made via Just Giving or dropped off at the Practice on Queen Street. Your help also ensures that bereaved families receive the support they need when their baby or young child dies and when they go on to have another child. To make a donation or find out more about the charity see links available from dunstoneinsight.com or telephone 01473 823755.

Rotary Review Club News: The new Rotary year commenced on 1st July and at the meeting a week later new President Richard Whiting was installed as was Vice President Graham Parker and we wish them an enjoyable year in office. Many thanks go to outgoing President Ian Burne who has worked particularly hard to help sustain the Club through 2 very difficult years. Glenn Abbassi and David Stokes retain their positions as Secretary and Treasurer respectively. As reported in the last issue a Defibrillator was installed at Londis in Lady Lane and Rotarians were very pleased to assist Mrs Jan Devey with this project which was completed with the help of a full grant from Hadleigh Town Council. Obituaries: Members have been deeply saddened by the deaths of two members within a month of each other. They were also born within 3 or 4 months of each other as well. Honorary member Derek Cranston was a founder member of the Club and also a past President. He played a full part in Club activities and also held other offices over the years until he was unable to attend through ill health. He was then awarded Honorary membership to preserve his long connection with the Club. Before retirement Derek and his wife Carole owned a printing business and looked after the printing and publishing requirements of the Club. Thank you for your service, Derek. Geoffrey Cooley came much later to Hadleigh Rotary Club when he and Rosemary moved here to be near their children. Geoffrey was a Paul Harris Fellow, one of the higher honours of Rotary named after the organisations founder and awarded for services to Rotary. He had been a member of a number of Clubs including Ipswich Orwell, Tiptree and Newmarket as he moved around the area in his capacity as a branch manager for Lloyds Bank. In all the clubs he held office of either President, Treasurer or both but he spent his retirement years at Hadleigh where he was always happy to join in and help with all the activities. Both will be sadly missed and members thoughts are with Carole, Rosemary and their families. Ukraine Crisis: Bulletin No 4 - Rotary teams are helping in all parts of Ukraine and need money to support all the refugees. One town in the west of the country has a population of 70,000 but this has been more than doubled by 100,000 refugees! Rotary Clubs in Kyiv now have a UK bank account to which donations may be sent. In Moldova Rotary is directly supporting 30 refugee centres catering for 5000 people but a further 35000 are in need of help. The Rotary Fellowship of Healthcare Professionals is providing support in many parts of Ukraine and needs more helpers. Hadleigh Rotary has recently sent more donations to the Rotary Clubs in Kyiv and is arranging to contact and help refugees now domiciled in Hadleigh. Membership: There are now only 9 Members in the Club which is barely enough to survive. Please come forward to help us continue to represent Rotary in Hadleigh. Telephone David 01473 827226.

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The Hadleigh Historian Issue 71 (August-September 2022) While compiling his book Small Town Duty: Hadleigh's Great War (forthcoming), Nigel Crisp researched the life of Private Harry Durant, who died as a prisoner-ofwar held by the Turkish Army. It was then that Nigel came across Private Durrant's nephew, Gunner Hammond, who befell a similar fate nearly thirty years later in the Second World War as a prisoner of the Japanese. *Errand boy to Hell Ship: the story of Gunner Frederick Spencer Hammond' of Angel Street is a harrowing tale, which is illustrated with some personal documents including the last telegram that he sent to his wife Violet. Nigel dedicates this article to the memory of Desmond Hammond (1929-2000) who, at the age of 12, said goodbye to his father Frederick Hammond and by the end of the war, was left to imagine the hardship, traumas and suffering that his father must have endured. Octavius Blinkhorn, secretary to a Manchester-based organisation, the Central Association for Stopping the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors on Sundays (CASSILS), would have expected disruption to a meeting in a large port town like Ipswich but not in the small rural town of Hadleigh. In October 1881, the society was just beginning to promote its aims throughout Suffolk, having spent the previous month touring in Essex. ‘Uproar and confusion at CASSILS public meeting' tells of the events at Hadleigh Town Hall and afterwards at the White Lion Hotel in High Street, where Blinkhorn had set up his campaign headquarters. Much of the disruption was caused by the actions of Blinkhorn himself and ended only when he published a letter of apology in the East Anglian Daily Times. On this coming Saturday 1 October, The Friends of St Mary's Church will be holding the Annual John Bloomfield Lecture with speaker Chris Parkinson, an expert on stained-glass windows. Chris has made a comprehensive survey of the windows and will use his own impressive photographs to illustrate the talks, which will include processes involved in making stained glass and its history. It is hoped that there will be an opportunity for Chris to guide visitors around the building's windows including the sanctus-bell window in the west wall of the nave, which is featured on the front cover of this issue. Jane Richardson completes an early 20th century tour of shops and services in part 3 of 'Eddie Botwright's Hadleigh. This popular series is based on Eddie's written memoirs and illustrated with old photographs from Jane's father's collection, which is now in Hadleigh Archive. In this article, Eddie takes us to meet the characters that live in the streets that run north, east and south off High Street. The Hadleigh Historian does not want the town's recent past to slip away without being recorded and would like readers to contribute their memories of not-so-long-ago. What was Hadleigh like when you were a child? How has the town changed since you first moved here? Biff Ward kindly made a list of shops in the early decades of the 20th century and sent it to the Editor but did not include any contact details. Please telephone me Biff so that I can thank you properly and perhaps hear some more of your memories of Hadleigh. Issue 71 is now available price £4 at Avis the Newsagent and The Idler Bookshop in Hadleigh High Street and at Hollow Trees Farm Shop in Semer. A one-year subscription (6 issues and postage) costs £30 from Sue Andrews, 17 Manor Road, Bildeston, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 7BG (01449 740673).

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Although the first half of the term was short, we packed in a lot of activities. Of course, the Jubilee has been a historic time which we hope the children will remember from both activities in school and the local community. Our chef, Mrs King, made some amazing cakes for everyone to share on the field and give three cheers for her majesty. We had a few kings and queens on the playground to help us feel a little more royal. Hadleigh Show coming back also gave us the opportunity to get involved and we won awards for our art and poetry. Year One continued their learning about royalty. They’ve been taking their lessons outside as much as possible! Year Two Miss Brinkley’s class learnt about Kenya as part of their topic work and worked very hard to complete their KS1 assessments. They kept busy learning some great painting / mark making skills too. Year Three Beech Class did a great job improving their football and tennis skills. RE has included an exciting re-telling of Jonah’s story and an actual Pentecost party! Which were also linked to making some amazing mosaic pictures in art. Year Four Our year four girls enjoyed great success and have been an amazing team at football festivals this term. Other members of the class have made a great start litterpicking, as members of the lunch time EcoClub. Year Five Year Five were extremely successful in completing their Bikeability training, whilst our Junior Road Safety Officers planned and delivered a brilliant road safety session to the youngest members of the school. They’ve also been getting creative in making figures in the style of Giacometti, linking this to some of the sports we’ll soon see at the Commonwealth Games. Year Six Working hard to prepare for the KS2 SATs didn’t prevent Year 6 from competing in tournaments, such as netball. The whole school has also enjoyed assemblies from military personnel. SSgt Mills and LCpl Marsh spoke with the children about looking after the helicopters at Wattisham Airfield, whilst Sgt Hargreaves has visited to talk about Armed Forces Day. The children are now busy preparing competition entries to help celebrate. Closer to home, we now have a little orchard planted on the field and children have been challenged to create a ‘Greened Up Patch’ for their class, with planted up re-cycled containers. We look forward to seeing what they can grow by the end of term! The second half of the term saw a very welcome return to Sports Day events with parents welcomed back to share in the fun. The White Sharks were the

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winning team but everyone had a great time. Yrs 5 and 6 had fun producing a musical performance: ‘We’re all going on a summer holiday’ – sharing some great songs and jokes with family and friends and showing some superb singing, dancing and acting skills. Children learning keyboard skills with Band Academy also shared their pieces in a music assembly. It was really impressive to see how confidently they performed. Every class has enjoyed a visit out of school this term… Early Years children loved freedom and fun on a visit to Pipers Vale Gymnastics Centre. Children delighted in jumping into the safety pits and also showed great daring in walking on the balance beams. Year One enjoyed a visit to Hedingham Castle, enriching their learning about castles. The fun continued back at school as they had a banquet in the hall and jousted on space hopper horses in the playground. Year Two made a visit to a local farm: Hollow Trees. Here they learned a great deal about how we grow our food and took part in lots of fun activities. The class have also continued to enjoy their swimming sessions right to the last day of term. Another castle - this time Colchester Castle - was visited by Year 3. Their learning focus was about the Romans, so it was a superb place for them to learn more about the amazing technologies and achievements of the Romans. Year Four’s visit continued to focus on a historical theme. This time it was the Victorian era explored on a visit to Christchurch Manor in Ipswich. All the children got involved with activities to help further their understanding of Victorian life, including making their own butter. Music making was the aim for Year Five’s outing to Trinity Park, Ipswich, as they joined over 300 other local primary school children at the Suffolk County Music WCET Fiesta day. They played four pieces as a part of this huge children’s orchestra to an audience of 300 adults, together with a song in four parts learned on the day. Quite an achievement! The children also played in their recorder ensemble for parents and the rest of the school back at St Mary’s. At the time of writing the class is also planning a visit to the SUEZ energy plant at Great Blakenham to finish off their learning about recycling. Children of Year 6 had a fantastic activity day after completing their SATs. They visited Boxford Spinney and enjoyed lots of outdoors challenges including putting up tents, building a campfire, cooking outdoors, archery and more. In the final week of term they are looking forward to a celebration pizza and ice-cream party, a Leavers’ Service and final assembly at which we will celebrate all their achievements and say a fond farewell.

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Lavenham Sinfonia is well advanced in the planning of the exciting autumn concert, the final concert of the 2022 season, which is on Sunday September 18th September at 19:00hrs at Lavenham Church. In keeping with its policy to invite different guest conductors for each concert, Michael Coleby will lead the Sinfonia. Michael is a London based conductor who has a particular interest in contemporary music and collaborating with composers. He set up the Janus Ensemble in 2014 and made his professional debut conducting the Deutsche Sinfonie – Berlin in 2017. Since then, he has worked as the assistant conductor of London Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC Concert Orchestra. The concert opens with the Overture to Weber’s opera Der Feischutz which was premiered in 1821 at the Schauspielhaus in Berlin and is one of Weber’s most well-known works. It quickly became and international success and far surpassed Weber’s expectations. It is followed by Gustav Mahler’s 5 Ruckert Songs with the soloist Daniela Bechly. Born in Hamburg, Daniela established her career as a lyric soprano in opera houses throughout Germany, Austria, and Switzerland before coming to live in the UK. Her repertoire in opera, concert work and recording spans the Baroque to contemporary composers. Daniela is very actively involved with the development of the Pimlott Foundation, which she established in the name of her late husband. The five songs are drawn from poems written by Friedrich Ruckert and were set to music by Mahler in the summer of 1901. The first four songs received their first performance in Vienna in January 1905. The fifth song “Liebst du um Schonheit” was not orchestrated by Mahler but by Max Puttmann an employee of the first publisher after the composer’s death in 1911. The songs were not intended to be a cycle and the Lieder were published independently of each other, connected only by the poetry and common themes. They were, however, later published together and are most often now performed together. The concert concludes with Robert Schumann’s fourth Symphony which was originally composed in 1841, but the composer heavily revised the work, and it was first published in this revised form in 1851. Chronologically by the date the Symphony should be Schumann’s third as the “Rhenish” symphony now known as No.3 was composed in 1850 but the revision of No.4 in 1851 led to it being labelled the fourth. The symphony is in four movements which usually follow each other without a pause. Please do reserve the date for the concert which I am sure will be a great finale to the Sinfonia’s season. Tickets are available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/lavenham-sinfonia. Do come and join us at Lavenham Church! Registered charity No. 109175

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Hadleigh Garden Club A host of Hostas greeted our members for the July meeting. Mickfield Hostas have specialised in growing and exhibiting for two generations. Mel, our speaker, was so enthusiastic and entertained us with amusing anecdotes about dealing with slugs and snails. The variety of plants that were for sale are shown in this picture... all healthy and slug free. Tomato blight is similar to potato blight and spread by air borne spores, so keep these two crops well apart. Dark brown spots appear on the stems, soon spreading to leaves and fruit. The fruit is not poisonous but soon becomes inedible. Infected plants need to be hot bin composted. If not available incinerate or dispose of at council tip. Tomatoes and cucumbers need watering every day, water the soil not the foliage and feed once a week with tomato feed. Let’s hope by the time you read this the hot weather has given way to welcome rain. Our August meeting on Monday 8th is “Gardening for Wildlife”, something close to the heart of many gardeners. Do join us at 7.30 in the Guildhall for a relaxing evening with raffle and refreshments. Plus members plant sale and this month’s completion 4 tomatoes on a plate. Guests £4, members £2. Email: hadleighgardenclub@gmail.com

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Decoding AED and CPR To mark the arrival of several new defibrillators in the town, the Hadleigh Pool and Leisure Centre recently hosted the first of several free training sessions. Instruction came from Community First Responder, Trevor Sheldrick ably assisted by fellow CFR, Yvonne Free. The free session was well attended by local residents keen to understand how these automated external defibrillator (AED) machines work. The group was given clear step by step instructions from the moment a person in need is discovered to the arrival of the alerted emergency service. This included the initial use of the emergency lifesaving procedure, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to the application of the AED. The invitation to practice on dummy torsos was first taken up my Mayor Gordon McLeod (photo) and followed by most of the other attendees anxious to perfect the art of CPR and experience the AED’s instructions first hand. Participants agreed that it was a very helpful, instructive and worthwhile session. Jan Devey highlighted the outside location of the new AED machines at; Londis Garage, the Hadleigh Cricket Club and the Hadleigh Feoffment Alms Houses. The Town Council map, showing the location of all the AEDs in the town, will be circulated to all households in the September copy of the Hadleigh Community News. However, Trevor emphasised the need for everyone to make a mental note of the AED’s whereabouts just in case they did not have access to the map when the emergency occurred. Sincere thanks to Trevor and Yvonne for giving their time, Jonathan Harvey, Abbeycroft Leisure for hosting the event and to those who attended. JD Further free sessions have been arranged for:Tues 2nd August 10 am - 12 noon Wed 7th September 7 pm - 9 pm Sat 19th November 10 am - 12 noon Anyone can attend but places are limited so book early to be sure. Online www.eventbrite.com (Search for Hadleigh Community Defibrillator Awareness session to book your place) Telephone 01284 757473; Visit Leisure Centre Reception

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Swift Success In 2019 when local residents came together to discuss ways to combat the growing climate crisis, all agreed that despite the scale of the problem, something should be done. The consensus was that any new group should take positive action to demonstrate that even small measures widely adopted can make a big difference. From these early discussions, Hadleigh Environmental Action Team (HEAT) was born. HEAT have gone on to organise several exciting projects that tackle various areas of environmental concern, for example wildlife. Wildlife in general is struggling. Loss of habitat and food shortages are to blame and so HEAT decided to focus on the plight of the swift. This amazing bird migrates from Africa to Northern Europe during the summer months. As a supreme aerialist the swift has few natural predators, but despite this they are in serious decline. Their numbers have fallen by 58% over the last 25 years and this is largely because their opportunity to find suitable nesting sites has dramatically been reduced. Swifts prefer to nest in the eaves and loft spaces of buildings and while older properties tend to have lots of nooks and crannies, modern building techniques and materials deny swifts access. So HEAT, with funding from Hadleigh Town Council and the support of several residents set about constructing and installing 100 swift nest boxes across the town. We took advice from Save our Suffolk Swifts who gave us some good tips, but they also said that we would need to be patient as it could take time for the swifts to find and then occupy the boxes. They were right. During the first year we had no reports of swift activity, however, two years on and we are starting to see results. We have had reports of swifts nesting at three of our sites and thanks to Peter Cutts we have this amazing photograph of a swift chick in one of the boxes at the Royal British Legion on George Street. We are still a long way from solving the problem of global climate change, but projects like this help to demonstrate that together we can make a difference. HEAT hopes to do much more in the areas of wildlife protection, conservation, sustainability and ecosystem management, if you would like to help us, then email hadleigh.heat@hotmail.com

Hadleigh Community Forum 24 Tuesday 12 July 2022 The Very Rev’d Jo Delfgou, The Mayor, Gordon McLeod and the Town Clerk, Wendy Brame all gave moving tributes following the tragic death of the former Town Council Manager, Cheryl Tye, who died competing in the sport she loved on 26 June. A celebration of her life will take place at Seven Hills Crematorium at 12 noon on 29 July. 1 WELCOME: The Chair welcomed everyone. 2 REPORT OF THE LAST MEETING: Accepted 3 MATTERS ARISING: None 4 STANDARD UPDATES 4.1 HADLEIGH TOWN The People’s Project: Public vote now open for the final three options: “What’s About, Hadleigh ?”, “Hadleigh Art Trail” and “Beatz Fest”. Further details and how to vote are on https://hadleightowncouncil.gov.uk/the-peoples-project/, in the Community News, HTC Facebook page and town notice boards. Please make a point of voting for your choice(s). Closing date 31 July. Neighbourhood Plan: Public comments welcomed via a questionnaire: https://forms.gle/i3qXb6Dh3kvCmP8Y7. There is a photography competition for children during the summer holidays, split into two groups: up to age 11 and 12-16 years, with cash prizes. Details on Town Council website. Recent fatal road accident at junction of Aldham Road / Lady Lane: The Mayor reported that he, the Town Council, Suffolk Highways, HABIT (see below) & the Coroner’s Court are working with the police to investigate ways to slow traffic and make certain earmarked areas safer for both drivers and pedestrians. 4.2 BABERGH & MID SUFFOLK DISTRICT COUNCIL Hadleigh Market: After the public consultation and a successful pilot, the scheme is being extended for a further eight months – until year end – enabling start-up businesses, entrepreneurs and creatives to showcase. It is hoped to make the temporary road closure permanent. Further/alternative space is being looked at and Fr Jo has offered use of the churchyard (owned by the church, managed by the Town Council). Extra days (which are within our Charter) and themed days are being considered. Parking Strategy: Consultation events continue. Kathryn will arrange for Parking Strategy Officers to come to speak at a future HCF. It was noted that the Bridge Street Car Park needs to be retained as such – it has been invaluable on such days as Hidden Gardens and will continue to be a huge benefit to the town. BDC Attendance: Richard is no longer attending. Hopefully Tabitha or Laura Butters will be regular attendees. 4.3 VISIT HADLEIGH Website: Remember to let Jane or Stuart know of any planned events so they can be uploaded. Visitor Information: Visit Hadleigh has responded to the Neighbourhood Plan request for comments on visitor services objectives: “Enhance existing visitor/heritage attractions, making Hadleigh a destination of choice.” A copy of the recommendations is available from Jane. snowdonjane@hotmail.co.uk Hadleigh in Bloom: The hanging baskets are looking great. Stuart asked if anyone could cover Lester’s two week holiday period for regular watering and Jan Devey has put someone forward. Gordon is also happy to cover at need. 4.4 HADLEIGH & BOXFORD PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP More doctors are now available so face-to- face and telephone appointments have increased and there is now extra cover for telephones. Appointments can now be booked online from 7pm the night before the day of appointment. Covid, travel advice & country requirements available on website: please do not call the Practice for this information. NHS England have paused all Covid jabs at Practices until the autumn so please DO NOT telephone asking for this service.There is a walk-in service at Ipswich hospital if you have the appropriate eligibility (75+ or clinically vulnerable). Improvements to website are ongoing. The Practice is currently experiencing some staff shortages due to Covid and asks all patients to bear with them until numbers are back up to normal. If you have Covid, you should undertake self-care unless you are seriously ill (breathing difficulties etc). You should avoid attending the Practice where possible. A good guide to self-care is www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/selfcare-and-treatments Kathryn asked if there was any way of monitoring the surgery car park for “unauthorised” parking. PPG will discuss various options including ANPR and using a private company to manage it at no, or minimal, cost to the Practice. Provision of more cycle racks is underway. 4.5 St MARYS CHURCH The profit made at Hidden Gardens will almost exactly cover the cost of repairing deteriorating window grilles and repairing all broken stained glass. The Sacristy (downstairs) refurbishment has been tendered for and has come in at c. £58k +VAT. The Flowers, Music & Art Festival was a great success and a number of well attended concerts have taken place. A series of half-hour, lunchtime piano recitals will start at 1pm on Weds 3 August and run every Weds in August. It is hoped to extend these further, if successful.

St Mary’s, in partnership with David Olive (and others), who works with the Suffolk Refugee Service, is welcoming Ukrainians for English lessons and hospitality. Pop-Up-Picnics will start on Thursday 28 July and take place every Thursday in August particularly aimed at children who receive free school meals. All are welcome (but children must attend with their carers). St Mary’s will provide food (sandwiches, cakes etc). St Marys is also hosting Cooking Outdoors in the Deanery Garden in conjunction with the Leisure Centre and others. The Lime Tree story-boards are proving very popular (especially the scandals !) and it is planned to add to these boards with details of the finds being uncovered on the Deanery wall during John Cunningham’s restoration work. The Diocese is covering the cost of refurbishing the Dean’s Library – the historical middle floor of the Tower where the Oxford Movement flourished. Tours are planned to re-start in due course and Roger Kennell’s book “The Deanery Tower through Six Centuries” is being updated with information about the old wall behind the felled lime tree and is being reprinted. 4.6 HEAT (Hadleigh Environmental Action Team) Forest School: The evaluation has ended and shows it was a great success. It is hoped to run another session in September/October. River work continues and there are now five or six monitoring stations agreed with local landowners for data gathering. Tree work: A local landowner has planted some 35 thousand trees and HEAT volunteers are working with them, hoping this will be the start of partnering with a wide range of farmers and landowners. Upcoming talks - 28 July, 7.30pm in St Mary’s. “Climate Change & Biodiversity: what we can do to help the planet”. Speaker is John Hall, Chair of PACE, Manningtree and ex CEO of Essex Wildlife Trust. 5 AOB Tidy Town Volunteers litter pick on Monday and Friday mornings each week. If you are interested to join the team for a litter pick please see Hadleigh Town Council for details of where to meet. Gear will be provided. No commitment, just turn up when you can. Defibrillators: Free training sessions are available at the Leisure Centre. First session 14 July. Other sessions in August, September and November. (no tests or exams !) Book at Leisure Centre reception or through Jan Devey or online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hadleigh-community-defibrillatorawareness-session-tickets-367416682187?utm-campaign=social&utmcontent=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-sourc e=cp&aff=escb Speaker: Police & Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore, will come to speak at HCF on 8 November Hadleigh Community Choir: 10th Anniversary concert at the URC, 16 July 2pm £5 and 7.30pm £8 to include a finger buffet. Ukrainians welcome for free with a ticket holder. Tickets at Avis & The Idler. HABIT (Hadleigh Antisocial Behaviour Intervention Team). This item will become a Standard Update item. Widespread speeding of both cars and motorbikes throughout Hadleigh is causing concern, frustration and anger and is clearly a potential danger. The associated vehicle noise, gatherings in car parks and intimidation of residents who try to intervene is increasing. It is not just young boys who cause the concerns – it is both sexes and all ages. Apart from the obvious nuisance and inconvenience this causes to all, there are some vulnerable elderly residents who now fear to leave their houses. This was brought up at a recent Police Forum meeting and the first step in dealing with it is reporting. The more reports received, the more the police will be able to act. So far, only sporadic intervention has been possible, due to sporadic reporting. The police need the public’s assistance to enable them to respond so HABIT has been formed. Led by the Mayor, there will be widespread publicity on how to report incidents and encouragement to do so. A simple guide will be produced. Fr Jo was uncomfortable with the “us and them” approach and, although he understands the problem, thinks there may be a way of connecting with them rather than demonising them. He will think further on the matter and consider if there may be a way he could help pastorally. NEXT MEETING: Tuesday 9 August 2022 @ 4:15pm Hadleigh Pool and Leisure. Chair: Paul Hodgkin



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Dear Sir, I feel I must reply to Cllr Dawson’s report in last month’s HCN. I wish to address two items: Corks Lane and the Council Tax Energy Rebate. Cllr Dawson makes a reference to the recent cabinet meeting that approved the plan for Corks Lane so that redevelopment work can start in a few weeks time – which, until deciding to leave the coalition and go into opposition, the Conservative group supported fully. Indeed, all decisions relating to Corks Lane prior to Spring this year, including the setting up of the joint venture with Norse, were made by a cabinet that had a Conservative majority with my then casting vote. Redevelopment of the site was a commitment in the 2019 Conservative Group Manifesto, on which Cllr Dawson was elected. Cabinet endorsed the increase in the debt threshold, in recognition of increased construction and material costs. Cllr Dawson states that ‘the proceedings were halted as we were not given the opportunity to challenge’. In fact I had to adjourn the meeting for 5 minutes due to disruptive behaviour, resuming when things had calmed down. Increased security costs due to delays in the project were a result of unavoidable problems with the planning process, which have now been resolved. We have considered an open market sale but there are significant redevelopment challenges which mean that a commercial developer would find it difficult to achieve a satisfactory profit margin on the project; hence the low value of the site. Indeed, in her report Cllr Dawson recognises that it is not a risk that a commercial developer would want. We are not constrained by that and are able to carry out the work. That it will either break even or make a modest profit, more likely the latter, is not very different from the viability assessment we had in the past – one which was supported by the Conservative group. With regard to the Energy Rebate, apart from being very poorly written, her claims simply aren’t true. Firstly, it is nothing to do with the Winter Fuel Allowance. Secondly, it is a new payment that has not been and will not be paid by cheque. The majority of eligible council tax payers, who pay by direct debit, have had rebate payments made to their bank accounts. We are now paying those who don’t use direct debit. This requires them to provide us with bank account details and we must carry out verification checks so that payment can be made. There are no delays in the system and we don’t have a backlog to work through. Yours sincerely, John Ward, Leader, Babergh District Council

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I would like to thank all who are supporting me through this difficult time after the sad loss of my mum Ruth. The funeral will be held at the West Chapel, Ipswich Crematorium, Cemetery Lane, Ipswich on Friday 19th August at 2.15. Afterwards at the Royal British Legion Hadleigh and those friends of mine and mum's who cannot attend at Ipswich please join us at the British Legion from 3.45 to celebrate her life. Claire Ford

News from Kersey School Acorns (Reception, Years 1 and 2) We have had the most exciting two weeks in Acorn Class. Firstly, we had the proud responsibility of growing and taking care of our very own caterpillars which we are pleased to say have all grown into the most beautiful butterflies. The children took the butterflies over a flowery spot in the church yard and released them into the wild. We spoke a lot about the importance of animals in the world and allowing them to be free and grow in their natural habitat. The children took great pride in this and were amazed to see their final transformation. We have also been designing and creating our own camouflage theme t-shirts as our art project has been looking at camouflage artists. The children have discovered patterns and techniques they can use to make themselves look almost invisible against different backgrounds. This has also linked nicely into our work about animals, their life cycles and their habitats. We have focused on exploring why some animals are camouflage and why some do not need to be. As well as this, we have learnt that frogs begin their life as tadpoles and are often only camouflaged when they are fully grown adults. Finally, a huge well done to all the children who participated in sports day! The children in Acorn class were committed to trying hard but had a great attitude towards success, failure and team support! Mrs Cousins and I are exceptionally proud of you! Miss Pratt Oaks (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6) The past two weeks have seen the return of Mrs Quinn and our fantastic Art lessons. This week was no exception; we created our own clay fish, which looked incredible! We will be adding colour to them in the coming weeks. We have been writing our own biographies in English, based on the learning around David Attenborough’s biography. We have used what we have learned to make our writing the best it can be. It has been a great opportunity to share our knowledge about other famous individuals who are passionate about the environment. Sports day is always a great event in the school calendar and the perfect opportunity for the older children in the school to demonstrate how mature and sensible they can be when with their Houses. It can take a lot of patience and kindness to support others, but Mrs DP and I were impressed by how well the Oak class children looked out for their younger peers. Well done! If you would like to know more about Kersey school or you would like to arrange a visit please ring the office on 01473 823397, email kerseyoffice@tilian.org.uk or visit our website www.kersey.suffolk.sch.uk Follow us now on social media for all the latest news and information

Feel Good Blankets This is certainly true of the many knitted blankets that have gone from Hadleigh to the Suffolk branch of Project Linus. Area representative, Philippa Knights, has been busy distributing our contributions to those who need them. These include individuals highlighted by the organisations listed below. It’s clear from the many letters Philippa has received that the colourful woollen wraps are very much appreciated. It seems they make the delighted recipients feel safe, warm and often sleepy. This has encouraged the many knitters, in Hadleigh and Boxford area, to carry on prodding away. If you like the idea and wish to join the industrious group of home workers please contact me for further information and an easy peasy pattern. Jan Devey 01473 827091 deveys@btinternet.com. Wool is always welcome too. Charity details:- https://projectlinusuk.org.uk/ Bergholt Ward at Ipswich Hospital, Felixstowe Pushchair Pit Stop Children's Charities; Over the Rainbow & The Bumblebees. Nurture/Wellbeing/Mental Health Support Rooms in a number of Suffolk schools. P.H.O.E.B.E (Promotion of Health, Opportunity, Equality, Benevolence and Empowerment) helps more vulnerable black and ethnic minority women and children access domestic abuse support and counselling services. www.hadleighcommunitynews.co.uk



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Sudbury Citizens Advice I’m due to fly to Spain during the school summer holidays. After hearing about all the problems at airports, I’m really worried. My family have been looking forward to this and it’s cost us a lot of money. What do we do if our flight is cancelled or delayed? A lot of people will be worried after seeing the recent news about flights. If you face issues, the Citizens Advice website, www.citizensadvice.org.uk has lots of information about what to do when your flight is delayed or cancelled. If you’re already at the airport when they announce the delay, the airline should give you food and drink, access to phone calls and emails. You should also get accommodation if you’re delayed overnight (including journeys to and from the airport). Your airline might offer you vouchers to pay for these or advise you to keep receipts to claim back expenses later. They will only refund ‘reasonable’ expenses, not expensive meals or luxury hotels. What counts as a long enough delay to get this help depends on how long your flight is. A short flight only needs to be delayed two hours, whereas a flight of more than 3,500km needs to be more than four hours. Full details are on the Citizens Advice website. It’s worth knowing that if your flight is delayed for more than five hours, you don’t have to take it. The airline legally has to give you a full refund for that flight (and any onward flights and return flights if you’re part-way through a connecting journey). Talk to someone from the airline as soon as you decide you don’t want to fly. If your flight is cancelled altogether, you’ve a legal right to either a full refund or a replacement flight to get you to your destination. The refund includes any onward flights and money for a return flight if you’re part-way through a connecting journey. Ask about this at the airport if you can. Don’t just rebook another flight yourself - check with the airline first because it’s their responsibility to sort out your replacement. If you do have to rebook it yourself, keep any receipts and evidence of why the airline couldn’t do this for you, for example screenshots of live chats. If the cancellation ends up delaying you getting to your holiday by two or more hours, you’re entitled to help with costs. Check if you’re entitled to compensation for a delayed or cancelled flight. Again, this will depend on how long the delay was, the distance, and whether it’s the airline’s fault. The Citizens Advice website has details on claiming compensation for delays or cancellations from the airline. You might also be able to claim from your travel insurance – check if your policy covers this. If you have a problem with an airline and you’re not sure what to do, call the Citizens Advice consumer helpline 0808 223 1133 or talk to an adviser online through www.citizensadvice.org.uk If you need advice on this on anything else visit www.citizensadvice.org.uk or call Sudbury and District Citizens Advice on 01787 321400 and leave a message and someone will call you back when available. We will attempt three times to call you back, so please expect a call from a withheld number. Alternatively, contact us via email at advice@sudburycab.org.uk or by using the contact facility on our website, https://www.sudburycab.org.uk/contact We are providing advice by telephone and email Monday – Thursday, 10am – 1pm.

Elmsett Primary School Goodbyes At the end of this term we said goodbye to Mrs Burdiss who is retiring after 14 years at Elmsett School. She began teaching at Elmsett in 2008 and became the Headteacher in 2013. Throughout her time at Elmsett she had been dedicated and committed in achieving the best for the children and our School. We also said goodbye to Mrs Hooper, Miss Bloomfield and Mrs Chisholm. In September we look forward to Leigh Hilton becoming our Headteacher, we also welcome Mrs Ross as Class Teacher and Mrs Hills as a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant. School Trips At the end of term all the children went on Class Trips to support and enhance their learning. Our younger children in Hedgehogs and Otters Class enjoyed a day on Felixstowe beach to support their topic Ship Ahoy! During the day they completed a scavenger hunt to find various items on the beach, they then discussed their finds back in class. KS2 children in Badgers and Owls Class went to Daws Hall Nature Reserve to support their Geography and Science learning. They enjoyed pond dipping and they learned map skills to complete an orienteering challenge. Prayer Days The children experienced two marvellous prayer days at our local churches. Their first day was at St Peters with "Prayers around the church" – exploring the altar, font, choir stalls to see what makes a church so special. They also had the opportunity to make a stained-glass window, try on the clerical robes and ring the bells. They enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about the church and why certain parts of the church and its symbolism is important to Christians. The next day we attended Elmsett Methodist Church investigating the "Lord's Prayer". The prayer was split into sections and the children looked at the meaning and relevance creating crafts, sharing bread and making bookmarks as reminders. They enjoyed learning from the local community and it was great to see everyone participating and fully engaged. A huge thank you to both churches for organising this for our children. The Big Breaktime On national Childhood Day we took part in the NSPCC Big Breaktime. The children enjoyed their extended breaktime taking part in traditional games such as Hopscotch, In and Out the Dusty Bluebells, Farmers in his Den, What’s the Time Mr Wolf. The children were asked to make a donation to help support the work of the NSPCC who prevent and protect children from abuse.

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Hadleigh Town Council Thursday 19th May 2022 at 7pm held in The Grand Hall, Hadleigh Town Hall, Market Place, Hadleigh, IP7 5DN Minutes Present Councillors Beggerow, Gower, Knock, Loftus, McLeod, Monks, Pryor, Roberts, Schleip, Shearly-Sanders, Talbot, Wilson and Wiltshire. In Attendance Town Clerk and 6 members of public (plus 3 people via Zoom) Welcome The Chair welcomed everyone and advised that the Council, members of the public and press may record/film or broadcast the meeting, 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. Election of Town Mayor Proposed by Councillor Loftus, seconded by Councillor Pryor, Councillor McLeod was elected as Town Mayor for 22/23. Vote = 11 For, 2 Against, 0 Abstain. The declaration of acceptance of office was signed. Election of Deputy Mayor Proposed by Councillor Mcleod, seconded by Councillor Beggerow, Councillor Wilson was elected as Deputy Mayor for 22/23. Vote = 13 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain. The declaration of acceptance of office was signed. Apologies Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Fraser. Approval of absence There were no absences to approve. Declarations of Interest Councillor McLeod declared a non-pecuniary interest in Hadleigh Grand Feoffment Charity as he is a Trustee. Councillor Beggerow declared a non-pecuniary interest in HTC22.109 and HTC22.110 the Layham Road Sports Ground as he is a committee member of Hadleigh United Football Club who use the facility. Councillor Talbot declared a non-pecuniary interest in HTC22.104 Living with Covid Grant and HTC22.98 Pre-authorised Spend as Suffolk County Council is his employer. Councillor Schleip declared a non-pecuniary interest in Hadleigh Grand Feoffment Charity as she is a Trustee. Councillor ShearlySanders declared a non-pecuniary interest in Hadleigh Grand Feoffment Charity as he is a Trustee and Climate Change Emergency & Environment Sub-committee Recommendations as he is a Hadleigh Cycling Club member. Councillor Pryor declared a non-pecuniary interest in Climate Change Emergency & Environment Sub-committee Recommendations as she is a Hadleigh Cycling Club member and the instructor for the sessions is her brother. Dispensations There was no consideration of dispensations. The meeting was suspended at 7.08pm. The meeting reconvened at 7.10pm Report from Outgoing Mayor Proposed by Councillor Roberts, seconded by Councillor Beggerow the report from the outgoing Mayor was received. Vote = 13 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain. Thanks were passed to Councillor McLeod for stepping up when the last Mayor resigned. Councillor Knock raised a point of order as he thinks there is an item missing from the agenda and also is concerned some of his emails have not been answered. The Mayor stated that the agenda as published is what we are working with tonight and that some emails have been answered. Appointment of Members to Council Matters Proposed by Councillor Pryor, seconded by Councillor Shearly-Sanders it was agreed that Councillors Beggerow, Monks, Roberts, Schleip, Shearly-Sanders, Wiltshire and Wilson would be appointed to the Council Matters committee. Vote = 13 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain. Appointment of Members to Town Matters Proposed by Councillor McLeod, seconded by Councillor Wilson it was agreed that Councillors Gower, Roberts, Talbot and Wiltshire would be appointed to the Town Matters committee. Vote = 13 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain. Appointment of Members to Planning Committee Proposed by Councillor Wiltshire, seconded by Councillor Shearly-Sanders it was agreed that Councillors Beggerow, Gower, Loftus, McLeod, Pryor and Schleip would be appointed to the Planning committee. Vote = 13 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain Appointment of Members to Hadleigh Market Feoffment Charity Proposed by Councillor McLeod, seconded by Councillor Wiltshire it was agreed that Councillors Beggerow, Gower, Knock, Roberts, Schleip, ShearlySanders, Talbot and Wilson would be appointed to the Hadleigh Market Feoffment Charity committee. Vote = 13 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain


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Appointment of Members to Staffing Sub-committee Proposed by Councillor McLeod, seconded by Councillor Beggerow it was agreed that Councillors Loftus, Pryor, Schleip, Talbot and Wilson would be appointed to the Staffing Sub=committee. Vote = 13 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain Appointment of Members to Layham Road Sports Ground Subcommittee Proposed by Councillor McLeod, seconded by Councillor Beggerow it was agreed that Councillors Beggerow, Knock, Talbot and Wiltshire would be appointed to the Layham Road Sports Ground Subcommittee. Vote = 13 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain Appointment of Members to Neighbourhood Plan Sub-committee Proposed by Councillor McLeod, seconded by Councillor Pryor it was agreed that Councillors Schleip, Shearly-Sanders and Wilson would be appointed to the Neighbourhood Plan Sub-committee. Vote = 13 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain Appointment of Members to Assets Review Sub-committee Proposed by Councillor McLeod, seconded by Councillor Pryor it was agreed that Councillors Beggerow and Shearly-Sanders would be appointed to the Assets Review Sub-committee. Vote = 13 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain Appointment of Members to Climate Change Emergency & Environment Sub-committee Proposed by Councillor McLeod, seconded by Councillor Wilson it was agreed that Councillors Beggerow, Knock, Pryor, Roberts and Wiltshire would be appointed to the Climate Change Emergency & Environment Sub-committee. Vote = 13 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain Tree Warden Proposed by Councillor Beggerow, seconded by Councillor Schleip it was agreed to appoint Councillor McLeod as Tree Warden. Vote = 13 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain Wattisham Liaison Proposed by Councillor Pryor, seconded by Councillor Loftus it was agreed to appoint Councillor McLeod as Wattisham Liaison. Vote = 13 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain Invest In Hadleigh Proposed by Councillor McLeod, seconded by Councillor Shearly-Sanders it was agreed to appoint Councillors Beggerow and Pryor to attend meetings of Invest In Hadleigh. Vote = 13 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain Minutes 21st April 2022 Proposed by Councillor Roberts, seconded by Councillor McLeod a motion was proposed ‘To approve minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 21st April 2022 subject to additional wording being added to HTC22.10 regarding the Rwandan Relocation Scheme. After a vote the above motion was agreed. Vote = 13 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain. Proposed by Councillor McLeod, seconded by Councillor Shearly-Sanders the above motion was agreed. Vote = 13 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain Minutes 12th May 2022 This item was withdrawn as the minutes were not available. Reports The report from Councillor Dawson was noted. A question was asked regarding the bid window for CIL funding and whether this was available twice a year. It was confirmed that this is correct. A question was asked regarding the trees near the new bridge at the end of the McCarthy & Stone development as they are in a terrible state. This area is still currently owned by McCarthy & Stone. Councillor McLeod will have a look in the next day or two and contact relevant people. A question was asked about who had advised Councillor Dawson not to attend meetings last year and early this year. Councillor Dawson raised a point of order and stated that she would refuse to answer these questions. The Chair asked Councillors not to continue asking questions which Councillor Dawson was not willing to answer. Councillor Dawson was asked about the budget of £6.7million and whether she had misled people. Councillor Shearly-Sanders raised a point of order as this is not an agenda item and should move on. The Chair agreed and asked for questions to be kept to what was in the report. Councillor Dawson stated that she will email a document regarding the budget and finance. A question was then asked about attending meetings which Councillor Dawson refused to answer. Councillor Dawson was thanked for attending meetings and sharing her knowledge with us. Councillor Roberts raised a point of order and stated that the last page of the report should be treated internally only. Proposed by Councillor Loftus, seconded by Councillor Beggerow a motion was moved under Standing Order 10a vii to proceed to the next business on the agenda. A recorded vote was requested – 10 For (Councillors Beggerow, Gower, Loftus, McLeod, Monks, Pryor, Schleip, Shearly-Sanders, Talbot and Wilson), 3 Against (Councillors Roberts, Knock and Wiltshire), 0 Abstain. Councillor Knock raised a point of order and asked where does it say that we can only ask questions the Chair is happy with? Public Forum A member of the public read out a statement regarding the increase to the precept, the budgeting of the costs of the Cemetery and the Layham Road Sports Ground pitch. A member of the public read out a statement regarding the Layham Road Sports Ground 3G pitch regarding the infill material. A member of the public read out a statement regarding the Layham Road Sports Ground 3G pitch and the environmental aspects. A member of the public asked whether Councillor Dawson’s report would be removed from the website. Payment Schedule Proposed by Councillor Knock, seconded by Councillor Roberts a motion was proposed ‘To approve the attached schedule of payments over £500, whilst noting that the RFO will approve any payments under £500, in accordance with Financial Regulations subject to the removal of the payment to Great Oaktree Land Services. After a vote the above motion

was agreed. Vote = 10 For, 0 Against, 3 Abstain. Proposed by Councillor McLeod, seconded by Councillor Wilson the above motion was agreed. Vote = 13 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain Pre-authorised Spend Proposed by Councillor Beggerow, seconded by Councillor Wilson the direct debits in place were noted and pre-authorised spend for 2 years from 01/06/2022 was agreed. Vote = 10 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain Financial Risk Assessment The 2021/22 Financial Risk Assessment was noted. Internal Financial Verifier Proposed by Councillor Loftus, seconded by Councillor Pryor it was agree that Councillor Beggerow would be the Internal Financial Verifier for the year to 31/05/2023. Vote = 12 For, 0 Against, 1 Abstain Quarterly and Annual Reporting Proposed by Councillor McLeod, seconded by Councillor Pryor it was agreed to defer this item and review in July once we have received the quarterly accounts in a different form to before. Vote = 13 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain. Insurance Renewal Proposed by Councillor Beggerow, seconded by Councillor Wilson it was agreed to renew the insurance as per the brokers, with Aviva for the year from 1st June 2022 and with Traveller Insurance for cyber & crime insurance. Vote = 13 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain. Insurance Payment Proposed by Councillor McLeod, seconded by Councillor Pryor a motion was proposed ‘To approve spend of £11,234.90 (£9,674.39 on combined commercial plus £1,560.51 for cyber & crime insurance) for insurance for the year from 01/06/2022 to 31/05/2023.’ After a vote the above motion was agreed. Vote = 13 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain. Proposed by Councillor Beggerow, seconded by Councillor Loftus the above motion was agreed. Vote = 13 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain. Councillor Talbot left the room at 8.42pm. Living with Covid Grant Proposed by Councillor Pryor, seconded by Councillor Beggerow a motion was proposed ‘To agree that the Projects & Finance Officer can apply to the Living with Covid grant funding for 2022/23 for up to £10,000 towards the cost for putting on fayres in Hadleigh and activities to encourage tourism. The grant application deadline is 15th July for activities organised (but not necessarily completed) between 1st September 2022 and 31st March 2023.’ After a vote the above motion was agreed. Vote = 12 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain. Proposed by Councillor Pryor, seconded by Councillor McLeod the above motion was agreed. Vote = 12 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain Invest In Hadleigh The minutes of the last meeting on 3rd May 2022 have been emailed to all Councillors. Councillor Talbot returned to the room at 8.46pm Hadleigh Cadet Detachment Proposed by Councillor Knock, seconded by Councillor Pryor it was agreed that to demonstrate our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant by allowing the Hadleigh Cadet Detachment free use of the Layham Road Sports Ground training pitch for occasional sessions. Vote = 13 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain. Armed Forces Event - Musicians Proposed by Councillor McLeod, seconded by Councillor Gower it was agreed to spend up to £500 for musicians for the Armed Forces Event. Vote = 13 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain. Armed Forces Event - Catering Proposed by Councillor McLeod, seconded by Councillor Knock it was agreed to spend up to £2,500 for food and drink for the Armed Forces Event for up to 150 people. Vote = 13 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain The meeting was suspended at 8.50pm. The meeting reconvened at 8.58pm. Layham Road Sports Ground – Football Foundation Proposed by Councillor Roberts, seconded by Councillor Pryor it was agreed to defer items 19a-c pending receiving legal advice to clarify our commitment if we sign the legal agreement and can we veto this later down the line? A recorded vote was requested 10 For (Councillors Gower, Knock, Loftus, McLeod, Pryor, Roberts, Shearly-Sanders, Talbot, Wilson and Wiltshire), 1 Against (Councillor Beggerow), 2 Abstain (Councillors Monks and Schleip). Layham Road Sports Ground Project – CIL Funding Proposed by Councillor Roberts, seconded by Councillor Wiltshire a motion was proposed ‘To agree that £50,000 of the Town Council’s CIL reserves to be allocated towards the LRSG project (see potential funding plan in Business Case on website) with the proviso that we get commitments from clubs for women’s teams and commitment to be a net zero organisation’. The current CIL reserves are £112k. After a vote the above motion was agreed. Vote = 11 For, 0 Against, 2 Abstain. Proposed by Councillor Loftus, seconded by Councillor McLeod the above motion was agreed. Vote = 13 For, 0 Against, 0 Abstain Standing Order 10a vi Proposed by Councillor McLeod, seconded by Councillor Wilson a motion was moved under Standing Order 10a vi to move to agenda item 19g. Vote = 11 For, 2 Against, 0 Abstain Close of Meeting The meeting closed at 10pm.

The People’s Project The People’s Project winner will be announced week commencing 8th August. Please visit the hadleightowncouncil.gov.uk/the-peoples-project to find out what idea will come to fruition.

Mayors Monthly At the beginning of this month HTC was informed of the sad and tragic loss of Mrs Cheryl Tye. Cheryl was the former Town Council Manager for HTC but left us earlier this year. Cheryl was competing in a cycling event when she was in collision with a motor vehicle which tragically took her life. This loss has affected everybody within the council whose path crossed that of Cheryl’s. Our hearts and thoughts go out to the loved ones that Cheryl has left behind. During the past year I have attended police community forums along with other councillors from different parishes and also residents from these parishes. One of the key aspects that keeps coming up at these meetings was the rise in anti-social behaviour, not only in our town but also in the surrounding parishes. The police asked members of the public to report these incidents stating that if they don’t know of an incident they cannot respond, if it is risk critical and requires a blue light response phone 999. If however it is not risk critical we are to use the 101 service or the reporting tool on Suffolk constabularies website https://www.suffolk.police.uk/contactus/report-something/6-report-anti-social-behaviour or you can just type in Suffolk police and navigate your way through their page. For residents who do not have access to computers I will be working on something to assist you and will report back to you. Hadleigh is a wonderful town and incidents of antisocial behaviour are few and far between. Finally, this week I attended a defibrillator course held at Hadleigh Pool and Leisure, the course instructors were two of Hadleigh’s first responders Trevor and Yvonne. The course was informal and enlightening, wiping away any mystique around the use of a defibrillator, and as you may be aware these pieces of life saving equipment are popping up all over Hadleigh, also included in the course was some basic CPR training. There will be more courses being held at Hadleigh Pool and Leisure, free of charge, so I recommend getting your name on the list. Gordon McLeod, Town Mayor

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Happy holidays to all our riders and their carers. I know ‘holidays’ is an euphemism for the team of Carers who visit but at least its one less trip you have to organise in a busy week. We look forward to seeing you all again in September. If the usual procedures about planning speed up, there should be some swanky new building work to view when we re-open. Can’t wait to show you...... The Summer Term finished with small dressage competitions and The Countryside Challenge for those riders who wanted to compete. I like the photo of Luke Teague (Friday Rider) waiting his turn to do The Countryside Challenge! The other photo shows the Wednesday afternoon group of volunteers celebrating the last rides of the term in terrific holiday attire! That brought a smile to everyone’s lips. The big gossip I’m hearing at the Centre is all about the Shelly Ball. Many more discussions about dress, hair, nails, make-up, raffle prizes, food and drink! What a lot of trouble you humans go to for a fundraising event, and how very grateful we horses and our riders are that you do. Best of luck everyone, may you all enjoy the frivolities and come back in September raring to go. www.shelleyrda.com 01473 824172 shelleyrda@gmail.com

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At the time of writing, our volunteers are wilting and the dogs have flopped down in the shade during the July heatwave. Luckily it was cooler for our sale Newton Green. Thank you to everyone who helped to raise over £800 plus a generous amount from an anonymous donor. If you enjoy a Rummage Sale, make sure you visit SESAW during August. We are clearing out stock which has piled up over the last two years. The marquee will be full of bargains for everyone, from pictures to pottery, books to bric a brac, furniture to flowers, DIY to DVDs. Roll up 10am – 3pm, any Saturday or Sunday in August. Arrive earlier if you wish to view the animals, the rehoming side closes at 1pm. Like many rescues, we are full up with cats, dogs and rabbits and more waiting to come in. One example is Suzanne, a tabby and white cat approximately ten years old, she was found in a distressed condition sitting in the gutter by the side of a busy road. She loves a fuss, has a healthy appetite and probably best suited as an indoor pet in an adult household. If you are looking for a new pet to share you home, we are still open 10am to 1pm, Friday to Sunday during the Summer but check first to avoid disappointment. Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare, Reg.Charity No.1124029. Stoke Road, Leavenheath, CO6 4PP 01787 210888 www.sesaw.co.uk

Plans for employment land in Hadleigh ready for next stage

Kathryn Grandon Hadleigh South District Councillor’s Surgery Hadleigh South Babergh District Councillor Kathryn Grandon’s surgery will be held on the second Saturday of each month, unless there is a notice in this publication saying otherwise. You will be able to discuss any concerns at her walk-in surgery from 11am until noon at the Lounge Room in the British Legion Club (opposite the side entrance of Partridges, in George Street). If you have any concerns before then, you are welcome to contact her by telephone or email. Kathryn Grandon: 01473 824489 Or email kathryn.grandon@babergh.gov.uk I look forward to meeting you to discuss your concerns and interest in the wellbeing of our town.

Jubilee Celebrations at the Ansell Centre Both lunch clubs and the Memories Cafe celebrated the Queen’s Jubilee in style. The First Lunch Club enjoyed fish and chips followed by strawberries, blueberries and cream and were entertained by a selection of music from the 40s and 50s. The Wednesday Lunch Club chose quiche and salad followed by Jubilee meringues. Both these events were held indoors, but the Memories Cafe took advantage of a lovely sunny day to hold a party outside in the URC garden – see a full report elsewhere in this publication. The trustees would like to thank everyone who helped in any way to make these events so successful. And a special thank you to Sue for giving up her bank holiday to organise Jubilee themed games, quizzes and crafts for the Memories Cafe.. As you can see below, everyone had a wonderful time.

An artist’s impressions of the how the employment land could be developed (Picture BDC) An initiative to bring new workspaces to Hadleigh will move to the next stage if Babergh District Council agree a proposal for the sale of part of the land for local retail/ roadside uses to fund the wider scheme development. If agreed, up to 100% of the capital receipt will be used to deliver the scheme that could support and approximately 10 light industrial or workspace units for a range of uses including by micro and start-up businesses. The design of the scheme is based on a Menta report commissioned by Babergh District Council to understand the demand for workspaces in the area. It is hoped that the development will create around 50 full time jobs, support local skills, enhance business network development and provide much needed grow-on space for small businesses. There is also potential for employment opportunities for young people - providing a boost to the local economy as part of the council’s Economic Recovery Plan post covid. The 1.5 acres of allocated employment land, acquired as part of a S106 agreement with Persimmon Homes, who are developing 57 homes at the adjoining housing development scheme, is situated on the A1071 at Ipswich Road, Hadleigh. Since Babergh cabinet approved the concepts for the scheme back in 2021, progress has been made on the wider scheme design development, marketing proposals and pre-tenant engagement. Cllr John Ward, Babergh District Council leader and cabinet member for economic growth commented: “We know there is demand for new employment land in Hadleigh and this scheme will not only address this need but will also create a range of employment and training opportunities. “As part of both our Invest in Hadleigh programme and economic recovery plan, it is crucial that we provide opportunities for businesses to grow and innovate in our growing market towns and the wider region to build a strong economy for the future.” For more information, please visit www.babergh.gov.uk

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Memories Cafe Jubilee Party Contact Information Memories Café Call Sue on 07941 497927 First Lunch Club Call Barbara on 01473 808835 Wednesday Lunch Club Call Vic on 07719 496112 Digital Cinema Call Jan on 01473 823413 General Contact Information Call Ruth on 01473 823045 Email Jan at janetmdicks@gmail.com Take a look at our website www.ansellcc.org.uk



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Come and meet us We are a family of ordinary people who love God and trust Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour. Please feel free to contact us on the Church office number 01473 829602 if you need us to pray for you or help in any way. Sunday Services There are currently three ways to join us on Sundays at 10:30am In Person We are now meeting in person on Sundays. We have areas designated for those who wish to social distance. Mask wearing is optional at present. Via Zoom You can join the live service via

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Parish Council Below are the main matters covered during the meeting of 22 June 2022: • Public Forum Parishioners commented on the application for outline planning permission at Land North of The Street, Upper Layham. The key points made were: Layham was not considered to be a core village for purposes of development and the proposed application was for a development outside the settlement boundary in a Special Landscape Area; The proposed new road, running parallel to Upper Street, would cause light pollution and increasing traffic noise; There had been no housing need demonstrated, particularly given the proposed development in Hook Lane to provide up to 200 dwellings; There would be no economic benefit to Layham and there was insufficient local infrastructure; The report submitted stated that there had been no major accidents along Upper Street. However, traffic flow had increased significantly over the past six years and there had actually been several accidents requiring police attendance. Councillors then discussed the planning application in detail. They noted that Policy CS2 of Babergh’s Core Strategy stated that development outside the settlement boundary would only be permitted “in exceptional circumstances subject to a proven justified need”; there did not appear to be a “proven justified need”. It was agreed that the Parish Council should object strongly to the application. County Council report Councillor Woods commented on the lack of action to improve the footpath between Upper Layham and Hadleigh, given SCC’s ‘Keep Moving Suffolk Walking Challenge’ and its ongoing commitment to walking initiatives. Quiet Lanes The Quiet Lanes signs would be put up shortly. It was noted that the pole installed by SCC at the top of Water Lane was higher than necessary; this would be addressed. • Annual Return Following completion of the internal audit, Sections 1 and 2 of the Annual Return (Governance Statement and Accounting Statements) were approved. • Emergency Plan Councillor Curran had been contacted by the Suffolk Joint Emergency Planning Unit, which was offering parish councils the opportunity to take part in a desk-top exercise to test the validity of their emergency plans. As it had already been decided to carry out a review of the plan later in the year, it was agreed that this would be a useful exercise. Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Fete The event had been extremely successful; Councillor Woods proposed a vote of thanks to the Fete Committee and all the volunteers. The Events Committee would be meeting shortly to discuss how best to distribute the funds raised. Noticeboards As agreed at the last meeting, the noticeboards at the top of Mill Lane in Upper Layham, and near the Queen’s Head in Lower Layham, would be refurbished. The noticeboard at the Recycling Centre was beyond repair and would be replaced. It was suggested that a larger notice board could be located on the Playing Field. A working party was formed to investigate the various possibilities and costs. Layham Playgroup Active August We hope you will join us for a bit of fun during the summer holidays. We are running Active August, which is a fundraising event you can do from home. The choice of challenge is up to you. Whether you wish to set a challenge for everyday of the holiday – skip 20 times, do 10 star jumps, or walk the dog. Or you may wish to set a weekly walking challenge. Or even a goal to reach by the end of the holiday like learn to ride a push bike or to swim. The choice is entirely yours. You can get family and friends to join you, the more the merrier as we aim to get fit and have fun. Head over to our website for more information www.layhamplaygroup.co.uk New session times and days from September: We are excited to announce new open hours from September for our playgroup sessions. We will be offering morning and afternoon sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays, plus a morning session on Thursdays. If you would like to know more about Layham Playgroup check out our website www.layhamplaygroup.co.uk, or phone 07999866419 to book a visit. Layham Playgroup is a registered Charity Incorporated Organisation 1160254 Layham Playing Field 120 Club Winners for the July draw were: £25 Ticket No 113 Hyde; £15 Ticket No 7 Garnett

Layham Village Hall Layham Village Hall hosted a well-attended and interesting talk given by Sarah Cook and Jim Marshall followed by wine and light refreshments and a chance to chat. A new social group is being formed at Layham Village Hall starting on Thursday September 1 at 2pm. Thank you to those who put forward their ideas at a recent meeting. We will have games, tea, coffee and a chance to meet in a friendly venue. All welcome. Rosey has asked me to let you know that in addition to hall hire we can also hire out tables, chairs (70) and crockery at very reasonable prices to local residents. Contact rosey.emma@btinternet.com We can offer free Covid lateral flow tests to Layham residents, please contact Jan McNelly (01473 871043) or email janmcnelly@talktalk.net or Rosey (01473 822878). They can be collected from either of us or from the village hall by arrangement. Layham Events Group Layham Platinum Jubilee Fete Update Thanks to the generosity of the many enthusiastic supporters of our Fete, we are delighted to be able to offer local groups the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £500 to support a non-profit making project. An application form can be obtained from Sue Dodson (07799 366174) treasurer of the Layham Events Group (LEG) or can be downloaded from the Parish Council Website. The deadline for applications is 5th September. Thanks to our photographer John Cryer and to Layham Parish Council, photographs of the Fete are now available to view on the Parish Council Website. Featured this month is the ‘Play with Clay’ tent. On the website you will also find an excellent Fete Ode written by David Pratt. In addition to funds supporting local groups, the fete raised £450 for Ukranian refugees. We are pleased to report that this has paid for gardening equipment to enable up to three Ukranian families to work on allotments provided by ‘Hadleigh Hosts Ukranians’. We thank Partridges for a generous discount and to all those of you who donated to this cause. Our next event will be a Festive Fair to be held in the village hall later in the year; please contact us if you are interested in helping on layhamevents@gmail.com Quiet Lanes established in Layham and Shelley The villages of Layham and Shelley have designated some lengths of roadway as Quiet Lanes as part of a county-wide project. A limited number of signs are appearing locally to indicate entry and exit points, together with a few ‘repeater’ signs. The roadways in question are Shelley Road Layham; Layham Road Shelley; North Hill (from Shelley to Stoke Road); Water Lane and a small part of Mill Lane in Upper Layham. Quiet Lanes are routes where walkers, runners, cyclists, horse riders and motorists can use rural roads in the knowledge that they will all show consideration for each other. EXPECT and RESPECT are the key words that all road users should have in mind. A designated Quiet Lane will have green advisory signs at either end to show users that the road is a shared space. These green signs also set out (through their design) the hierarchy of priority on the road – pedestrians first and motor vehicles last. Most of the signs are in place – the outstanding sign at the top of Water Lane will be completed shortly. If these lanes prove to be successful and local people observe ‘a positive difference’ it may be possible to extend the network in the future. Full details of the Quiet Lanes project can be found on www.quietlanessuffolk.co.uk

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M W Partridge & Co Ltd It is with sadness and regret that the family of Keith Young confirm that the much-loved shop in Hadleigh High Street will be closing its doors for the final time on 30th September 2022. A purchaser has been secured for the buildings but unfortunately the business has been struggling for many years. Covid and the recent significant decline in the retail sector has meant that the business is no longer viable as a going concern. We would like to thank the staff and our customers for their loyalty and support over the last thirty years. All stock will need to be sold, with a closing down sale having commenced on Saturday 16th July 2022. Should you have any Gift Vouchers please come in and use them. They will not be valid after 30th September 2022.

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Hadleigh Nursing Home fete cancelled It is with regret that we have had to cancel our planned garden fete at Hadleigh Nursing Home that was scheduled for Saturday, August 20. We hope to organise another large-scale community event in the run-up to Christmas.

Bildeston Primary School Learning and Growing Together Rock Steady Music School Learning an instrument is proving so much fun at Bildeston with the arrival of Rock Steady Music School. Children across all year groups have chosen from the electric guitar, keyboard, drums or vocals and have enjoyed playing in a happy, supportive environment with their friends. Spotlight on Science Trip Children in Kingfisher class enjoyed a day of Science through Technical Theatre workshops at the Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich. Their chosen workshops supported their learning on Light and Sound. Year 3/4 pupils from our federated school, Whatfield Primary came along with us too! Doorstep Theatre Festival This festival is designed to make high-quality arts activities accessible to primary schools by lessening the restraints of rural isolation and the financial implications that come with visiting an arts venue. Our KS1 children enjoyed a performance of ‘Party’ in school, which was then followed up by some great workshops the following week. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves! Sport Report this term KS2 children have enjoyed two cricket events, one at Hadleigh Cricket ground, the other at Ransomes Park Sports Centre in Ipswich. The Hadleigh event was supported by all of the local Hadleigh schools, an opportunity for our children to catch up with friends some of them will be seeing at high school next term. The other played against teams from across the county. They all had a great time. U11 High 5 Netball was enjoyed by a small team of Kestrel children at Hadleigh High School and a group of 8 children enjoyed the Quad Kids festival at Northgate Sports Centre, Ipswich, where they represented the commonwealth country ‘Grenada’. Hadleigh Rugby Club have also been into school so that the KS2 children could enjoy Rugby sessions on Monday afternoons across 3 weeks. Sports Afternoon What a wonderful afternoon shared by so many families and friends in the school grounds. A picnic was followed by an afternoon of sport. Yellow team were the winners of the cup this year! Co-opted Governor Vacancy We have a vacancy so if you are interested in finding out more, please call us on the number below for an informal chat. If you are considering Bildeston Primary as a school for your child, we would welcome a visit. Please phone the office on the number below. We would love to meet you. Bildeston Primary School Newberry Road, Bildeston, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 7ESTelephone: 01449 740269 Website: www.bildeston.suffolk.sch.uk

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More Doctors will be available so the Practice will be able to increase the number of Doctors’ sessions. • More advanced appointments are available. • The number of Receptionist call takers has been increased. • NHS England have paused GP practices doing Covid jabs until September. • Work on improving the Practice website is ongoing but the changes will not be immediately apparent. For those who don’t use Facebook the following advice was posted on Tuesday 12th July ’22. “We are seeing an increase in Covid cases, and we have numerous staff off with the virus. We are working really hard to keep the service running smoothly, but please do bear with us during this time. We are also seeing large numbers of appointments for patients with Covid and Covid symptoms. Fortunately the vast majority are not too unwell, and all that is needed is self-care advice rather than calling the surgery, as there is nothing additional we can provide. The following link is really useful to help with self-care. Please only contact the surgery if you are very unwell, (for example have difficulty in breathing, or are getting worse despite the self-help guidance)” www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-care-and-treatments-forcoronavirus/how-to-treat-symptoms-at-home/ • Active Suffolk is working with local Practices to support them in achieving the Active Practice Charter. This, the Royal College of General Practitioners’ Charter, is a way of demonstrating to staff and patients that ‘movement is the best medicine’. By making subtle lifestyle changes in and out of the Practice they are aspiring to achieve the Active Practice Charter status.

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Green Griffins Soar for Greatness! (Reported by Tyler) Hadleigh Community Primary School Sports Day took place on the 8th, 12th and 13th July 2022 to celebrate the school’s sporting abilities. It took place on the Hadleigh Community Primary School field. The four teams that competed were the Red Rabbits, Yellow Yetis, Blue Bats and the winners, the Green Griffins. The Green Griffins, in total, have won six Sports Days since 2008. In the year 4, 5 and 6 Sports Day, there was a gymnastics display team, a baton team and afterwards, School Council made a speech. The Year 4 events were the obstacle race, the skipping race, the sprint race and finally the relay race. Years 5 and 6 had the same races, but the tracks were longer. “The best time of the year, for sure!” stated one Year 5 pupil. If someone was to come first in a race, they would have scored 5 points, second place getting 3 points, third place getting 2 points, and all other places got one point. A fund raiser took place in all Sports Days and in total, raised approximately £700. Each year group had a trophy for the winning team, and the overall winners (the Green Griffins) had a trophy, too. This was the first time in three years the parents came to watch, but they had to go in the sun so that the children could be safe from the heat (they went in the shade). Overall, the competition was tough and everyone tried their hardest, but the Green Griffins won, once again.

Hadleigh Healing Society The news we see on the television and hear on the radio can be very depressing at times and you think to yourself is there any good news out there to cheer us. It is the small things that make us smile. A child splashing in a puddle, the smell of roses and the birds singing to name just a few. Take pleasure in the small things in life and cherish them. If you need someone to listen to you, share your concerns and how it affects your life please allow our qualified, registered healers to help. Please telephone (answer machine) 01473 823282 or log onto www.hadleighhealingsociety.org or visit our Hadleigh Healing Society Facebook page for an appointment. We are holding one of our popular Clairvoyant Days on Saturday, 17th September between 10am – 4pm. 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. Telephone giving your name and telephone number clearly and we will get back to you.

We cannot believe that another academic year is over! We had great fun celebrating the Queen’s platinum jubilee and this culminated in a family picnic during which the children were each given a jubilee medal as a keepsake. The lovely weather led to lots of outdoor play, including investigating solar panelled fountains and practicing our aim with water jets.

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We finished the term with a parent’s sponsored walk and on a warm Summer’s evening several staff and parents headed out on a 6 mile stroll around our beautiful town. We were amazed to exceed our target by raising £285. This money will be put towards a new outside climbing frame. We wish all of our children moving onto school and nursery well and hope that you all have a fabulous summer holiday. Parents can keep up to date with what is happening by joining us on facebook. If you would like specific information please email playstationhadleigh@gmail.com or telephone us on 824271.

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Wanted: ‘Unwanted Wool’ for Charity Knitting We have enthusiastic local knitters who are keen to make warm hats, gloves and scarves to go into Blythswood Care, Christmas gift shoeboxes for those in need. Any donations of wool would be very welcome. Our knitters will then transform your donations into cosy gifts. Please bring along to Hadleigh United Reformed Church on Saturday 10th September between 9am - 5 pm. Thank you and many thanks for past donations. Hilary Crisp, 01473 822208

Hadleigh Art Club We are having our summer break now, but we will be back at the Hadleigh library on 6th September. We do art because we enjoy it and not because we are necessarily good at it, we all have pieces that turn out well and others that don't, so please don't worry about your ability, just come along and join in, we like to think we are a friendly group. For those who ask, we try to give advice, guidance and constructive criticism but there is no 'teacher'. We meet on Tuesday afternoons from 2.00 until 4.00 pm during term time in the Seminar Room above the main Library.

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We began the term with our level 2 elite gymnasts in action at the regional general gymnastics apparatus finals. They all performed really well and a special mention must go to Annabel Quinn who finished 3rd on bars and to Emilia Tiernay who became the regional level 2 beam champion. Later in the term we had several gymnasts in the level 4 finals and Beatrice Catchpole is now the regional level 4 vault champion. In level 5 Evie Cooper finished 3rd on beam and Nicole Peddelty left with one bronze, one silver and as the beam and floor champion. Well done to all who competed. At the end of the term we hosted our club competition, the first since 2019. All gymnasts were invited to participate and we had almost 300 entries. The competition ran across 2 days and it was fantastic to see all of the gymnasts rise to the occasion of performing in front of an audience. We hope that those who came to watch enjoyed being in the gym and can’t wait for next year’s competition. Have a great Summer and we will see you all on Monday 5th September when our new term commences. www.hadleighstarsgymnastics.co.uk

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. During August we will be praying for the following streets:Week Commencing 7th Aug Frog Hall Lane, Pond Hall Road, Hook Lane; Week Commencing 14th Aug Gallows Hill, Brunskil Place, Bridge Street, Corks Lane; Week Commencing 21st Aug George Street, Stonehouse Road.; Week Commencing 28th Aug Canterbury Gardens, Drapers Close, Fullers Close, Tenter Close. 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 Hadleigh URC Barbara Robinson 828352 barobi1506@gmail.com St Joseph’s RC Church Anita Rosbrook 810057 a.rosbrook@btinternet.com St Mary’s CoE Jessica Janas 822671 jessicanevard@btinternet.com

Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline & Charity Shop Having successfully delivered several loads of support to Ukraine the Charity has decided to purchase our own Mini Bus that will be used to take a regular supply of specifically requested items to our Partners in Poland who will then taken the delivery into Ukraine and continue to evacuate those too ill, disabled or immobile to leave by any other means. We constantly find that we are the only Charity reaching out to people in the rurally located small villages, many people who are still living without the basic amenities we take for granted. Many of the people we support are those that have lost everything but continue to work together to help each other in this time of crisis. With a long cold winter ahead of them I have been tasked to try and find some good quality used footwear for both adults and children. We need Workboots, Walking Boots/Shoes and good quality Trainers. Rubber products such as wellingtons cannot be used as they just split in the sub zero temperatures. In these areas people are having to walk miles everyday just to try and get some basic supplies as there is no longer any public transport and those who have cars are few and far between. Others are working to clear rubble and make damaged buildings safe. Despite this and all the other problems they are currently deal with, no one gives up and we are determined to continue to help as much as possible. We continue to raise funds via our online Charity Shop on Ebay. Please do visit the shop and see the diverse range of products we are offering for sale and of course if you are local it may be possible to arrange collection/delivery to save on postage costs. If you have anything you would like to donate that we can sell on Ebay to help our fundraising please do get in touch. Many thanks to all who continue to support us. Elizabeth Parker (Chair Mid Suffolk) - 01449 760343/07771 550868

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Hadleigh Tennis bring home the trophies The first recorded match between Hadleigh and Bildeston tennis clubs was played in 1881. That match was recreated 130 years later in 2011 when the players dressed in traditional Edwardian costume and has become an annual event since then. We were keen to resume the competition after Covid and this year the tournament took place at Bildeston on 17th June, then the hottest day of the year (thankfully in standard tennis attire Phew !!!). We had Men’s and Ladies’ doubles matches, organised by our team captain Sandy Claireaux, to compete for the trophies and after the main tournament we played some friendly mixed doubles. Hadleigh men retained the cup and the ladies regained the silver plate after losing to Bildeston in 2019. The evening was concluded with a very handsome spread of refreshments provided by our hosts and some genial conversation. All in all a very enjoyable event on a perfect evening and we would like to thank Martin Rodgers and Gerdine Cubitt for organising and hosting this event. Bring on the next one! Why not come and join Hadleigh Tennis Club? We have Club Play sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings between 6.30 pm and 8.00 pm and Sunday mornings between 9.30 am and 11.30 am. We are a friendly bunch of male and female players of all ages and abilities so don’t worry about finding players at your level. If you have never played before we can also put you in touch with local coaches. For more information speak to Geoff on 07483 222179, email to hadleightennis@gmail.com or simply come along to a Club Play session


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Summer holiday activities to support families over the school break An array of activities are planned this summer holiday to provide entertainment and support to families across Babergh and Mid Suffolk. From adventure days to swimming, cooking classes to woodwork there is something to keep everyone occupied over the summer holidays thanks to Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils and partners. The mixed programme of activities aims to help families over the summer as part of the councils’ commitment to health and wellbeing. Explore Outdoor will once again be getting children out and about in nature, while Kinetic Science will be encouraging children to learn through fun with some hands-on experiments. There will also be a variety of cooking lessons provided by The Food Museum, Explore Outdoor and Debenham Sports and Leisure – all supporting the councils’ ongoing ambition to combat holiday hunger. Additionally, there will be sessions for swimming, football, arts and crafts, dodgeball, and filmmaking workshops at locations across the districts including Brantham, Claydon, Hadleigh, Stowmarket and Sudbury. Free places are allocated on a needs basis – local schools identify those in receipt of free school meals, or who may be eligible for other reasons. However, children who do not meet the criteria for free places are welcome to participate for a small fee. Babergh’s cabinet member for communities, Cllr Mary McLaren, said: “I am so pleased we are once again able to work with local companies in the community to offer so many fun activities to keep children entertained over the holidays. The aim of these activities is to encourage everyone to keep fit and healthy, and to ensure that no child is left hungry or lonely over the holidays. No matter your family’s circumstances there is something for everyone.” Find full details of all the activities available, and how to book, on the councils’ website www.babergh.gov.uk


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Golf Captain celebrates a fantastic turnout for prostate screening event at Stoke by Nayland Resort Last month Cyril Williams, with the support of his charity team, held a successful Prostate Cancer Screening event that saw over 160 men in attendance receive a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. Working in partnership with local trusts and Prostate Cancer UK, Williams is using his term as captain of Stoke by Nayland Golf Club to raise awareness of Prostate Cancer among members of the club and Cyril Williams with the PSA event local communities in a bid organisers. Left to right Clare Nixon, to fight the deadly but Jen Aston, Cyril Williams, easily treatable disease. Wendy Hodgkinson, Sarah Viner Men’s health, mental and physical, has long felt like a taboo subject to many. However, with the help of charities like Prostate Cancer UK, and the support of people like Cyril, barriers are being lowered and progress is being made to support men to deal with these issues head-on. Each year, 1 in 8 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer, and sadly, many of those wait till it’s too late to visit their physician. Early detection of prostate cancer is the most effective way to treat and eradicate the illness, which is why a PSA test, which is a very quick blood test, is a good way to get an indication of prostate health. ‘I’ve watched close friends and families lose their lives to this disease, but I’ve also seen how catching it early can lead to recovery and that’s why I chose the prostate cancer charity, to raise awareness.’ says Williams ‘After testing 167 men last week, we had 8 amber and 8 red test results, and the hope is that these men will get the speedy attention needed to treat this illness. All our prayers are with them’. If you are concerned about prostate health or would like to support Prostate Cancer UK, you can find out more by visiting https://prostatecanceruk.org. Cyril Williams with the PSA event organisers. Left to right Clare Nixon, Jen Aston, Cyril Williams, Wendy Hodgkinson, Sarah Viner

Volunteers needed this summer at Orchard Barn Do you have time on your hands? Why not join our friendly group as a Volunteer? • Make new friends from the local community • Learn traditional skills from others • Work on a ‘green’ project which uses locally sourced natural materials • Spend time outside in a beautiful environment • Enjoy working with others to achieve something amazing We urgently need volunteers to help with our project to re-instate the 1580s timber framed Long House on our site in Ringshall. With the hand-made frame now in place, we are packing the straw and clay mix insulation into the walls. We need to get as much insulation done as possible before the weather turns colder, and if you have a day, or just a morning or afternoon to spare each week, you would be very welcome to join us. In September we will start to make the wooden tiles (shingles) for the roof. If you are interested, you can call Sarah for an informal chat on 07766 054042 or email Carole at carole.orchardbarn@gmail.com For more information see our website www.orchardbarn.org.uk Volunteer now, get involved, join a unique project. Building community sustainably at Orchard Barn, Ringshall, Suffolk, IP14 2LY.

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