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It’s Panto time! Are you Curious? As it is Hadleigh Amateur Dramatic Society’s 100th year of putting on entertainment they really want to celebrate in style. Over 25 cast members, young and some not so young have gathered every Sunday since September to rehearse their brilliant new panto Alice In Wonderland. The traditional story has been given a new twist, turn and jiggle, by HADS very own talented Sarah-Jane Clarke, who has played a few roles in HADS past performances. A new member Sophie Hall takes on the role of Alice, she comes to HADS with experience from a previous musical theatre, and her talent is clear as she acts her way on stage and sings songs that everyone will recognise. This year HADS are so proud to boast for the very first time a live band will perform alongside the brave singers on stage. It's safe to say that the talent in this years panto is top class. All the usual characters turn up, look out for that White Rabbit, she pops up everywhere and simply can not wait or she'll be late for the Queens party. As for the Queen of Hearts, she makes Simon Cowell look kind! Double acts Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee are extremely funny, remind me of Morecambe and Wise, their deadpan faces while acting clowns shows how hard they've worked during rehearsals. But don't let me give too much away, you really don't want to miss out on this show, people will be talking about it weeks after. Performances are on 20th, 21st and 22nd of February at 7.30 pm. Matinee performance at 2 pm on the 22nd of February at the United Reform Church. Tickets are available from Keith Avis on Hadleigh High Street or from http://www.hads.webs.com click on ‘Are you curious? to buy your tickets’. No need to chase a white rabbit! Refreshments will be available, and a raffle with fabulous prizes kindly donated by some of Hadleigh businesses. We would like to say a huge thanks to our sponsors this year Suffolk County Council Locality Budget, Hadleigh Town Council, Hadleigh Thrift Shop, East Of England Co-op and Steve Blake's Lawnmower Services. Without your help we cannot put our shows on.
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Yes, a huge heartfelt happy birthday to HADS, with an enormous congratulations to all the team. HADS, Hadleigh Amateur Dramatic Society has been entertaining Hadleigh and neighbouring villages since 1920, with a variety of plays, murder mysteries, pantomimes, discos and quiz nights. In 2014 Trevor Clarke was voted by HADS committee to take on the role of Chairman. “I was already in HADS, but noticed the lack of shows and events. I've always loved things happening in the town and this was my chance!” That new scope brought ‘The Hadleigh Cinderella’ panto played out in front of huge audiences in St Mary’s Church in January 2015. Ever since then HADS has performed a pantomime each and every year with a couple of murder mysteries in between, and not forgetting The Vicar of Dibley. Many cast members come back to audition, an abundance of friendships have formed over the years. If you're looking a different way to meet new people then why not join them in their next new project and this being their 100th year I'm told they have a few surprises up their sleeves. One dedicated member Jo Sheldrake says “The reason people come back is because they all enjoy being part of the panto family. This year being our 100th year, we have a few things planned. Anyone can join us, the more the merrier. Just get in touch through the website”. Lets give this 100 year old local group what they truly deserve and love. A HUGE ROUND OF APPLAUSE!!
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Gordon Thomas Mcleod Hadleigh Town Council Election Hadleigh North - 6th February 2020 One of the key things I learned in my 30 years in the London Fire Brigade - serving in some of the busiest, toughest areas in the capital - was that you rarely solve problems alone. Working with other public sector organisations and liaising with private business, my life in the LFB also taught me a great deal about taking real action and standing up and being counted when others needed help. It is with these core beliefs that has led me to stand for a seat on Hadleigh Town Council. I am East London born but have lived in Hadleigh since 2017 (at the top of George Street). It means I am relatively new to the area, but it is an area I and my wife, Carol, and our two sons, quickly fell in love with. During my time here, I have attended a number of council meetings and have watched with interest. I am a staunch believer in teamwork and inclusion. I am also a great believer in the community, and working together to improve it. It is as a councillor that I know I can do most good. I will have to learn the ropes. But I also want to bring new ideas. I will bring hard work, the ability to communicate with all walks of life, take in information and come up with a plan of action. I am passionate about services for our young people, and have a great interest in planning issues. Overall, I will work alongside the community to spur civic pride. After all, this is our town.
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Rotary Review Christmas Collection Special A grand total of £1900 was raised this year with the house to house collection producing £1178.10 and two collections at Morrisons £721.90. This was a terrific result especially as we had a slow start due to problems with the sound system and members would like thank most profusely everyone who contributed so generously. This collection has been taking place for nigh on 40 years and Hadleigh people have always supported it with great generosity. As usual the children were at the centre of things and greeted Father Christmas with great enthusiasm - it is great to think that the magic is still there!! Of course, this event does not just happen and as Club members get ever older we become more and more reliant on a loyal band of helpers all of whom deserve a mention and perhaps a medal. One person stands out this year - Gary Hambling of Hambling Utility Services who not only towed the float for three nights but spent a whole day of his valuable time repairing the sound system when it broke down on the first night - many thanks Gary. Also a big thank you to everyone else - firstly the men in red who work very hard: Fred Creed, Richard Whiting, John Robinson,Trevor Clarke and Dan Somers. Additional collectors were Simon Carter, Kerry Carter, George Wyatt, Harry Wilkinson, Steve Allman - it was nice to have the Mayor join us. Steve Blake and Bernie Munson shared the other towing duties and last but not least thanks to Hadleigh Bowling Club for allowing us to keep the float at the green during the collecting period and to Martin Pratt and family for storing it at his farm for the rest of the year, the Club is greatly indebted to all of them. The float and Father Christmas also visited a childrens' party at the Eight Bells much to the surprise and delight of the everyone there. The funds are being distributed and cheques are on their way to Hadleigh Food Bank, Hadleigh Elderly Peoples Welfare Committee, Hadleigh Dementia Alliance, Ann Beaumont Primary School, East Anglia Air Ambulance, Porch Project, Christmas Present Trust and Hadleigh Community Transport Group. Christmas Party: This was held at Hintlesham Golf Club and they looked after us very well indeed, our thanks go to the staff. Although it was a dreadful night outside it was cosy and warm inside and everyone enjoyed good food and company. Champagne Breakfast: held by tradition on the first Saturday in the New Year, members and wives enjoyed a hearty Breakfast provided by The George at Hintlesham. The meal, of course, was washed down with sparkling wine and a big thank you goes to mine host and staff for looking after us so well. Special General Meeting: This was held very recently and the following appointments were made: President 2020/21 Ian Burne, Vice President Fred Creed, Hon Secretary Glenn Abbassi, Hon Treasurer David Stokes. We wish them well in the next Rotary year - they take up their offices in July. Membership: It is with great sadness that we have to record the death of member Frank Ivory. Although Frank had only recently transferred from Sudbury Club he had settled in well and was very well liked. He was a true gentleman. Frank died in mid January aged 93 - We will miss you Frank.
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Hadleigh U3A Our next meeting will be on the 10th February when Rick Peacock-Edward will be giving us a talk entitled, ‘Cold War Fighter Pilot’. I apologise to all those members who came along to our January meeting expecting a talk from Robert Burridge, unfortunately this was changed at the last minute due to illness. Thankfully Hilary Martin stepped in with an informative talk about the D-Day landings which I hope you all enjoyed. If you are retired or semi-retired and would like to know more about the U3A and what it can offer, please come along to the talk, pick up some information and meet us all. We meet once a month at the United Reform Church in Market Place, Hadleigh and look forward to welcoming all new and existing members.
Hadleigh Market Feoffment Charity Committee Update The Ethical Property Foundation made a visit to the Guildhall Complex just before Christmas to produce a health check report on our premises. Whilst we await their full report, we hope it will assist us in making decisions on the potential future use of the building to enable us to become self sufficient financially. Regular attendees at our meetings (Open to everyone) will be aware that the building and charity are very dependent currently on income from the sole trustee (Hadleigh Town Council) who currently have to support the Charity income to a sum in the region of approx £40 to £50,000 per annum. It is the aim of both the Town Council and the Charity that this building, so important to the town, can somehow reinvent itself and become financially viable in its own right. Fundraising for essential maintenance and repairs continues and we have an exciting agenda of events for the forthcoming year. More details will follow next month, but to begin the New Year and Decade, our first event is as follows: Quiz of the Decade! Come and test your knowledge of the last ten years at our quiz to be held on Saturday 22nd February at 7pm. Teams of 6 people, £10 per head to include hot supper being provided by the Travelling Friar (Cod and Chips, Mega Sausage and chips, or Veggie Medley). Winning Team will be awarded £100 in vouchers. Bar will be open. Get your colleagues to form a team, bring your friends. Come and have a great nights competitive fun and help us raise funds to preserve our building. If anyone wishes to sponsor a quiz round or our winning team, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Your company will be advertised on our tickets and advertising material. Tickets available in the town council officers, or by emailing Helen Allan on the above email address. Thank you for your support!
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It may seem strange to start off by talking about Christmas in February, but I attended a number of events over the festive season and would like to raise awareness of some of these groups. Firstly, well done to Simon, Sarah and the rest of the Christmas Present Trust volunteers who organised the community lunch at the Ansell Centre on Christmas Day. Christmas can be a difficult time for some, especially those who are isolated, so it was great to see so much support for this event on the day, it was a lovely atmosphere and I enjoyed chatting to so many of you. In the lead up to Christmas, I also joined the Hadleigh Rotary Club to help them, and Father Christmas, with their annual street collection, which raised over £2000 last year. Father Christmas spends a week travelling around Hadleigh in his sleigh and all monies raised goes to support local groups. I understand he could use a few more helpers, so please get in touch if you can help. Staying with the unseasonal theme, I also enjoyed attending the Hadleigh Parkside Pre-School Christmas Party and the Hadleigh Community Choir Christmas concert. Finally, it was good to see so many of you at the Town Council’s own Christmas event in the Market Place. It was the first year that the event has been reintroduced and funded by the Town Council and I’d like to pass on my thanks to the Town Council’s working group for their efforts in organising the event. Towards the end of last year, I also attended the Big Think event, organised by Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance. Hadleigh was the first town in Suffolk to be recognised for working towards being a dementiafriendly community and HDAA has created more than 1800 dementia friends to support people in our local community. The Big Think brought together a number of local organisations to explore how we can continue to support people with dementia in our community. Hadleigh High School held their Year 12 Presentation Evening shortly before Christmas and invited me to present the certificates and awards, which are supported by the Town Council, and it was great to spend an evening in the company of such hard-working young people and celebrate their achievements. 2020 is already shaping up to another busy year and the town has a number of large events to look forward to, including hosting BBC Suffolk to launch Suffolk Day in June and events to mark Armed Forces Day and VE Day this summer. My diary is already filling up and I’m looking forward to visiting a number of community groups before my term ends in May, but there’s always room for more, so please do get in touch if you’d like Carolyn or myself to come along to your event. Finally, I’m pleased to announce that the Town Council welcomed Andy McMillan, our new Town Council Manager in January and we’re pleased to finally have fulltime support in the office, with further recruitment to follow in the coming months. Remember you can keep up to date via our website (https://hadleigh.suffolk.cloud), Facebook (@HadleighTC), Twitter (@HadleighTC) or through our noticeboards which are located outside the Town Hall and Partridges.
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Hadleigh Elderly Peoples Welfare Committee The distribution of Christmas vouchers took place during December and some 480 vouchers worth £11 each were given out to the over 70s in Hadleigh. The vouchers were funded by the Christmas Appeal and, as always, the businesses and charities in the town responded most generously providing a grand sum of £4841.00. The Committee is very grateful for this tremendous support and thanks very much indeed all those who contributed with special thanks going to major donors, Hadleigh Thrift Shop, Hadleigh Farmers Agricultural Association, Franey Rand and Pest House Charities, Aldham Common Charity, McCarthy & Stone, Plant Parts Ltd, Roma International PLC, Hadleigh Castings Ltd. Many thanks go also to all the voucher deliverers who play such an important part in ensuring that the vouchers reach the recipients safely. Their help in invaluable. Finally, anyone who has lived in Hadleigh for 6 months or more, will be aged 70 this year or who has attained the age of 70 but not received a voucher previously and would like one, should write giving name, address, date of birth and time lived in Hadleigh to: David Stokes, Ravenbank, Upper Street, Layham, Ipswich IP7 5JZ
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St Maryâ€™s Renewal Update Building Plans for The 2020â€™s The architects have presented the committee with forward looking plans for a much needed phased programme of major repairs and renewal to the church based on a brief drawn up by the committee and including suggestions made by the community of Hadleigh during various focus group meetings, and giving us a clear view of what we want to achieve in the next few years. We will be engaging a Quantity Surveyor to give us cost estimates, and we will also be required to consult with such organisations as the Diocesan Advisory Committee, Heritage England, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, The Victorian Society, The Church Building Council and Babergh District Council as well as others. It is likely to be a lengthy process, but we do hope to bring forward the most pressing work as soon as possible. Do support us in this worthy project. A ÂŁ300,000 seed fund is already available to cover costs and fees for administration, architects and structural engineers, and give us a working capital to build on, enabling us to apply for grants and to actively seek donations and sponsorship for the renewal to move forward. We will update you all through 2020 as we progress in this challenge for the future of St Maryâ€™s. Repairs To The Sacristy Roof Work is progressing well, but due to unforeseen work in re-pointing the 500 year old flint work walls and also extensive deterioration of the integrity of the parapet walls they are being rebuilt. This means that the contract is extended into 2020. The cost of this extra work will amount to approximately ÂŁ15,000 more than the original estimate of ÂŁ35,000 + VAT and we thank The Friends of St Maryâ€™s Church who have agreed to cover the the complete costs of this repair work.
GRAND FUNDRAISING EVENT Midsummer Festival of Flowers and Music
WITH HADLEIGH FLOWER CLUB Saturday & Monday 10am to 5pm Sunday 1pm to 7pm
SATURDAY EVENING 7.30pm Hadleigh Choral Society Summer Concert get these dates in your diary now!
20th - 22nd JUNE 2020
The Official Opening of Hadleigh Foodbank On the 15th of January 2020 we officially opened the Hadleigh Foodbank. Although we had been up and running, we are now in the position to declare that it is fully functional. The office is within the Hadleigh business centre and we would like to thank the business centre for make this a reality. I had been looking for premises for the last two years without success, so this is perfect. Thank you once again… We would also like to say a Mac Speake of Brett Valley Lodge great big thank you to Hadleigh officially opens the Hadleigh Foodbank based ‘Brett Valley Lodge’ who have kindly donated towards the Foodbank, of which some has been used for racking and bags etc and the balance will go towards the rent to help keep the foodbank available to all. Also, a big thank you to Persimmon homes who have kindly donated to the Hadleigh food bank. Again, these funds will be so important in the ongoing working of the foodbank. It will also help towards some local coffee mornings and potential lunches to help raise awareness of the Foodbank. Local supermarkets, shops and shoppers have been and continue to be so very generous and we cannot thank you all enough. Every donation really does make a difference no matter how big or small. It is important to know we are totally independent from any other foodbank or voucher scheme system that some others choose to run. I wanted to create a transparent, non-judgmental, non-voucher system to help those in need as quickly as possible. The Hadleigh Food bank is proud to be able to offer this and stand out on its own and will continue to operate in this way. All the work and time is 100% non-profit and any funds raised from events will be used for and within the foodbank. We are always looking for volunteers to deliver food parcels, help within the food bank itself or simply to help spread the word that ‘help is available’ If you think you could help in anyway, then please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cock Inn A traditional family run freehouse
Always serving 5 quality cask ales from Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex in both our bar and lounge. Beautiful patio garden at the rear. Easy Parking - Accommodation Scrummy rolls available at lunch time too!
NEW PIZZA NIGHT
Sunday 2nd Feb Paul Gee. 3pm-6pm
Every Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm.
Sunday 16th Feb 3 Steps to Heaven 3pm-6pm Tuesday 11th Feb Pub Quiz starts 8pm Tuesday 25th Feb Buskers From 8pm
Live football every night from Sky & BT Sports plus Premier Sport 1 & 2 (incl live Spanish, Italian and now, Scottish football)
Brett Valley Lodge No. 9479 Meet and Dine at The Town Hall, Hadleigh Fourth Friday in September, November, January, March and May
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Suffolk Bereavement Support – Sharing Resuming group meetings after the festive break the feeling of closeness and trust within our group was palpable. Much of this is derived from the principle of sharing experiences which we value as an important therapeutic approach. Sharing in this way helps the expression feelings, reactions and experiences that might be difficult to talk about in many other settings. Although each person’s grief experience may be different there are also similarities and this helps members feel less alone and isolated. Sharing often leads to the generation of coping strategies too, as group support kicks in, and this can help motivate others to try out various approaches for themselves. This week for example, we looked at ideas for coping with various situations following a bereavement. A further benefit of sharing is that members are able to talk about their loved ones, about their lives together and sometimes their foibles. Such reminiscence is often an early step towards being able to change painful memories to something that brings comfort and solace. If this blog is meaningful for you in connection with a bereavement, be it recent or further back in time then why not come and join a Suffolk Bereavement Support group? Our afternoon group is held in central Hadleigh on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 1.30pm-3.00pm and our Capel St. Mary group meets in the early evening on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 6.30pm-8.00pm. Each meeting finishes with refreshments and informal chat. We would love to hear from you if you would like to join us at any time. Please ring Margaret or Patrick: 07469 201337 or 01473 824066; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; web site: www.suffolkbereavement.org.uk.
Finezza Neapolitan Wood Fired Pizza Night
Every Wednesday Darts for beginners 8.00 pm
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Hadleigh Hedgehogs Nursery A nursery that nurtures with nature At 'Hadleigh Hedgehogs' Nursery children have the unique opportunity to participate in traditional nursery and Forest School sessions. Forest Schools is an inspirational approach to learning which allows children to develop their confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning in a natural woodland. The children are involved in 'risky' play through climbing trees, ropes and ladders, using tools and having fires. They also develop their social and emotional skills, physical skills, creative and imaginary play and of course gain a love and respect for nature and the world around them. Children who spend the day at Hedgehogs experience both nursery and forest school sessions and can also enjoy a hot school meal. We are very excited to announce that our new woodland nursery building is near to completion! We will be able to use it as a place to meet each morning and to get ourselves ready and wrapped up warm. It will also be a place where we can retreat to if necessary in case of extreme weather. It will be an excellent addition to the existing provision.
Mother Nature: it turns out she does know best
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Welcome to the newest venue in Hadleigh High Street We are excited to announce the opening of Cobblers Cafe and Wine Bar at 9am on Wednesday 5th February. Why the name Cobblers? In the 1940s, 76 High Street was a Cobblers shoe repairers run by Mr Elliott so we wanted to keep a bit of the history of the building and the name definitely has ring to it! The inspiration for this venture derived from various trips we made to France and Spain spending many relaxing days and evenings in wine caverns or bars and cafes watching the world go by. We wanted to bring something different to the High Street as it stands today. A venue you can visit, have a drink and some nibbles without having a heavy meal or being rushed. The ground floor is industrial in style with handmade tables, bench seat and bar with up to 28 covers and washroom. Upstairs we have 3 separate rooms. A bright sunny coffee lounge, a reading room with books and games for children and adults to enjoy and a dining room which seats 8-10, along with a Powder Room. This is a perfect space for private events whether you hire the entire space or just one of the lovely rooms. We will also be offering an indulgent Dessert Table Package for private events so if you would like to host with us please do get in touch. We will be serving breakfast, lunch and light suppers, with locally sourced products wherever possible. Delicious freshly made cakes, tray bakes and scones will be available all day. Our coffee is responsibly sourced and roasted for us by an artisan roaster right here in Suffolk. Our wines have been carefully selected to suit a variety of tastes, we also have some ‘off the beaten track’ gins, rums, and beers. Live music will definitely feature at Cobblers. We are hosting live events on 7th and 14th February between 7.30 and 10 pm as a taster for what’s to come. Local artists will feature regularly in our line ups! Looking forward to the warmer months, we have plans in place for a terrace with outside seating with a relaxed and informal ambience. We plan to open Mondays and Tuesdays 9 am - 7 pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9 am - 10.30 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 9 am - 11.00 pm and Sundays 10 am - 5 pm. We would like to take this opportunity to extend a huge thank you to the local tradespeople, businesses and great friends who have helped make this venture possible. Faye, Rob and the Staff look forward to welcoming you
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Opening Wednesday 5th February at 9 am Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Supper A careful selection of wines, beers and ‘oﬀ the beaten track’ spirits Live Music Friday 7th & 14th February from 7 pm with Sue’s Acoustic OPENING HOURS: Monday & Tuesday - 9 am to 7 pm Wednesday & Thursday - 9 am to 10.30 pm Friday & Saturday - 9 am to 11 pm Sunday - 10 am to 5 pm
76 High Street, Hadleigh, Suﬀolk IP7 5EF
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The Salvation Army On 14th December 2019 a Street Collection was held for the Hadleigh corps of The Salvation Army in the parish of Hadleigh in the Babergh District. The amount collected was £178.82 of which £0 was appropriated for expenses and payments incurred in connection with the collection. The permit for the collection was granted by the Babergh District Council to Lt. Jonathan Heward, 124 Highfield Road, Ipswich, IP1 6DJ.
Whatfield Carpet Bowls Club Whatfield Carpet Bowls Club held their annual dinner, Christmas Raffle and Presentation Evening on Tuesday 17th December at the Village Hall. Following a very enjoyable meal the presentations were made. The Malcolm Ward singles trophy was won by Grace Smith with runner up Alan Seabrook. The club’s triples competition was won by John Williams, Iris Ellis and David Gradley. The runners up were Graham Boon, Judy Hickford and Ken Newbury. We would welcome and newcomer wishing to join. We meet at Whatfield Village Hall on Tuesdays at 7.30pm Anyone interested, ring Graham 01473 824200.
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Can you bear the idea of living without your smartphone? When asked what they would sacrifice to keep their phones, 10% of people aged 18-34 in the UK said that they would happily cut off one finger and 15% would give up sex. No surprise then that 96% of households own mobiles, without fully understanding how very damaging they are to the environment. Smartphones are largely considered disposable within two years. But building a single new smartphone and in particular mining the rare materials needed to build one - takes as much energy as recharging and operating a smartphone for an entire decade. That is why we need to keep our phones in use for as long as we can. Keeping a smartphone for even three years and buying a replacement that is refurbished can make a considerable impact to your carbon footprint.These days, even the features of the most basic handset are surplus to our needs, so when considering upgrading itâ€™s fair to ask if you really do need a new one. But eventually this decision only kicks the can down the road: the time comes when your phone really needs replacing. This was the dilemma of Josh Archer, member of Hadleigh Environmental Action Team. â€˜My iPhone is dying. Itâ€™s hot to the touch, discharging the battery in a matter of minutes and the latest operating system wonâ€™t run on it. So Iâ€™ve decided to buy a refurbished iPhone; basically the same as one bought new, but with a price determined by a combination of condition, age and model. Itâ€™s a good way to acquire a phone that is in all important respects as good as new, reduce my carbon footprint and save a meaningful amount of cash into the bargain.â€™ Josh also aims to recycle his phone. Most charities accept old mobile phones raising essential funds by selling them to recycling companies. You can also donate the value of your old phone to Fonebank https://www.fonebank.com, who turn donations into cash for your chosen charity to buy water tanks, wells, tools, or seeds. This month we nominate Josh Archer as our Eco Hero. Tell us what you or somebody you know is doing to help the Environment and you could be our â€˜Eco Hero of the Monthâ€™: send your replies to C. McKissock at email@example.com.
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Hadleigh Walkers Our February walk on Saturday 8th will be a circular walk of 10 miles from Brent Eleigh. We will meet up at 0930 by the entrance to the Brent Eleigh church located about 100m up the lane opposite the Cock pub on the A1141 Hadleigh to Lavenham Road. Parking is located just before the church. From there we will follow a counterclockwise route via Nova Scotia Lane, Kettlebaston, High House Farm, Preston St Mary, Hillhouse Farm, Lavenham, Meadow Close, Bear’s Lane Farm and on to the Brent Eleigh Cock for a welcome refreshment. The walk duration will be around 4 hours. If anyone is without transport it would help if you let us know via the website contact page so arrangements can be made if possible with someone leaving from Hadleigh. Everyone is welcome, including well behaved dogs. Strong shoes or preferably walking boots should be worn as the ground will almost certainly muddy or rough in places. For information, in 2019 we had subscription money left over after paying website costs so we were once again able to make a donation of £50 to the Hadleigh Christmas Present Trust. 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 01787 210104 or 07483 887658
The DIY Deli Hot-smoked Duck This is a deli speciality that is not available in many supermarkets. The amount shown serves 4-6. Essential equipment An orange zester, A BBQ with a temperature gauge or a purpose built smoker, A pestle and mortar, Scales capable of weighing small quantities Ingredients 4 boneless duck breasts, 1 large orange For each kg of meat, each of the following, 2.5g Prague powder no 1 - this must be exact, 75g coarse sea salt, 75g soft brown sugar, 3g paprika, 4g fresh sage 3g garlic powder, 3g freshly ground black pepper, 1 tbsp Hoi Sin sauce Method 1. Weigh the meat to determine the amounts to be used for the cure 2. Zest and squeeze the juice from the orange and place in a bowl 3. Introduce the Prague powder and stir well 4. Chop the sage finely; add to the bowl, together with the Hoi Sin sauce and stir 5. Weight the remaining dry ingredients into the mortar and use the pestle to ensure there are no lumps. Stir with a teaspoon to ensure even distribution; add to the bowl and stir 6. Prick the skin of the duck at 1” intervals with a sharp meat fork or pointed paring knife; this will help the smoke penetrate 7. Pat the duck dry. Roll in the paste and wrap the 4 pieces in a food grade plastic bag, together with the rest of the paste, to form a single parcel. Place the bag on a plate without stacking the contents; fold the open end to seal. 8. Place the plate & parcel in the fridge and allow to marinate for 4 hours, turning hourly. 9. Remove and unwrap the duck, wash off the cure and pat dry with kitchen paper. 10. Return the duck to a rack in the fridge and allow to dry overnight. 11. Pre-heat the smoker or BBQ to 120℃; fill the smoke generator with presoaked cherry wood chips. 12. Place the duck on the smoker rack, skin side up, and hot smoke until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 65℃ - around 1-1½ hours. To serve: serve hot with your choice of fresh vegetables or cold with redcurrant jelly. Storage: not suitable for freezing; will keep in the fridge for up to 1 week, or 2 weeks if vacuum packed.
Music in February Feb 1st: Noisy Neighbours Feb 8th: Roquefort Feb 15th: All Or Nothing Feb 22nd: Don’t Tell The Wife Feb 29th: Better Than Your Boyfriend
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Your invitation to our Tastes of the World open day! Townsfolk are invited to a Tastes of the World experience at Hadleigh Nursing Home, in Friars Road, Hadleigh, from 11am to 2pm on Tuesday February 25. At 11am visitors will have the opportunity of a close-up encounter with the famous alpacas of Clay Farm, Wattisham, whose visit to the home last year was documented on BBC’s The One Show. Hadleigh Nursing Home was chosen for a trial, using the South American breed for pet therapy sessions, and it was shown the gentle animals have an Hadleigh Nursing Home staff dressing up for their last international day. amazingly therapeutic effect on Manager Tracey Burt, second left. people living with dementia. From 12.30pm, people will be able to enjoy a Tastes of the World buffet lunch with dishes prepared by the home’s cosmopolitan mix of staff. Home manager Tracey Burt said: “We have an amazing mix of staff here with nurses and support workers from countries as far afield as the Philippines, Nepal, India, Nigeria, Poland, Rumania, Bulgaria, Lithuania and the US. They will all be dressing up in national costume for the event and contributing to our buffet.” She said there would be live music with a popular local artist singing songs from around the world. “All our events are family friendly. Our residents love to meet people from their local community,” she said. “If you are feeling isolated and want to make new friends, please come along to any of our regular events. “If you are thinking about a care home for you or your loved ones, our events are a good opportunity to visit us and see how care has changed.” Please visit Hadleigh Nursing Home’s website – www.hadleighhall.care – to see our upcoming events
Councils’ £420k three-year guarantee to support Citizens Advice
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At cabinet meetings this week, councillors at Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils gave the go ahead to support Citizens Advice (CA) with more than £420k. Recognising the value of Citizens Advice which is estimated to have saved £8.1m across Suffolk, and with growing numbers turning to them for help - both councils have agreed a more sustainable funding approach with two three-year funding agreements. In Babergh, funds of at least £160,500 for Sudbury and District Citizens Advice were also given the green light over the same three-year period, equating to £53,500 per annum. Smaller levels of funding for the Suffolk West, Diss and Ipswich CAs will continue to be agreed annually, with the individual CAs needing to apply for the money on a yearly basis. Cabinet member for communities at Babergh District Council, Cllr Derek Davis, said: “Our colleagues at Citizens Advice do amazing work to support Babergh’s residents when they perhaps need it most, offering expert advice and guidance on money matters and much more. “We hope that with this longer-term funding, they can continue to deliver a muchneeded service, helping our communities to thrive and be more self-sufficient, whilst also playing a key role in achieving the aims in our Communities Strategy.” Exact amounts of funding will be confirmed in the early part of 2020, alongside funding to other voluntary sector providers, as part of the councils' grants programme. The councils will also work with the Suffolk Cross Authority Citizens Advice Task and Finish Group - made up of councillors from Ipswich, Babergh, Mid Suffolk and West Suffolk councils with input from Suffolk County Council – which aims to provide a more consistent scrutiny approach to CA services across Suffolk.
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Helping the local community Our Christmas Hamper donations helped support over 20 families in our local community. These included members of playgroups, schools and nursing homes. We would like to take this opportunity to offer hampers out to families who would benefit from receiving some additional support during the coming weeks and months. If you feel that your family, or perhaps someone you know within our community is in need of this support, please contact Mrs Shingleton at the school on 01473 823496 or email email@example.com. Any information given will be treated with the utmost discretion and confidentiality.
Catering Team Shortlisted Our school catering team have been shortlisted for the Vertas ‘Making the Difference Awards 2020.’ The team have been invited to attend the awards evening on Friday 6th March at Milsoms in Ipswich. This is a fantastic accolade for the school and we wish them the best of luck!
History and German Trip to Berlin Our trip to Berlin in November 2019 was a great experience. We visited famous sights such as: The Brandenburg Gate, The Reichstag Building, The East Side Gallery and The Holocaust Memorial, all of which were captivating and we learnt a lot about them from our teachers and tour guides. Another great aspect of the trip was that we used public transport which allowed us to spend a lot of our time in the city centre, experiencing Berlin culture and its history. We also dined at restaurants each night which allowed us to further experience German culture. A highlight of the trip was the Topography of Terror, where we heard about the lives of the German people and the Jews’ harsh experience in camps. Overall the trip to Berlin felt personalised and inclusive for everyone’s interests. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone in the future. Written by Hollie Warner Year 11. Business Breakfast Last term we launched and hosted the first of our Hadleigh High School Business Connection Meetings, an initiative designed to bring the local business community together and build business links to the high school. Thank you to Penny Wilby, owner of TheBestOf Sudbury and Steve Allman, Mayor of Hadleigh, for excellent talks and to all our guests for joining us. The business breakfast will be a regular event on our calendar as we seek to build links with the local business community. Look out for the dates of our next meeting later this term.
Join us for an evening of singing, dancing, live music and comedy sketches in our school-themed variety show "This School Rocks.” The show takes place Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th February at 6:30pm in the Drama Hall at Hadleigh High School. Tickets available now from www.ticketsource.co.uk/HadleighHigh Follow us on Facebook and Twitter! For our twitter followers please visit our revamped site @HadleighHighSch for all of our latest news. You can also keep up to date by liking our new Facebook page fb.me/HadleighHighSch. 16
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The Hadleigh Historian Issue 56 (February – March 2020) When starting research for the article ‘Dr Trumbull The Hadleigh Historian and his funeral cavalcade’, I did not expect the story The Hadleigh Historian to take me to the West Indies or uncover an unusual arrangement in Hadleigh parish church whereby a dismissed incumbent continued to hold services. Official dates for Charles Trumball’s rectorship are 1679 to 1691 but his successor, although not in sympathy with the reason for Charles’ dismissal, nevertheless, allowed him until 1708 to continue living at the rectory (behind Deanery Towers), conduct services as before and receive benefits owing to the office. It would seem that Charles was held in such high esteem not only by parishioners but also by gentlemen from miles around that when he died at Edwardstone in 1724, his coffin was accompanied on the journey by hundreds of horsemen and over a dozen coaches for his burial in St Mary’s chancel, the fitting place for a rector of Hadleigh. Jeff Ward of Stanway continues his occasional series ‘Stories from the War Memorials’ with a biography of James Herbert Newman of Hadleigh alias Harold Newman of Dunedin, New Zealand. Jeff has traced the military career of James – or should it be Harold – which took him to Sudan under General Kitchener. Unfortunately for James, he was about to retire when the First World War broke out in 1914 and so became the oldest person named on Hadleigh’s war memorials to be killed-in-action. ‘The Manors of Hadleigh’ has reached part 3 of the story of Hadleigh Hall. The period 1741 – 1848 is covered when a ‘great benefactress’ and two absentee lords including the rector of Carlton Coalville near Lowestoft were lessees of the manor. ‘Following the photographer’ looks at two different locations in High Street sometime in the early 20th century with the same young man appears in both pictures standing in the middle of the road wearing his shop apron. ‘Lost buildings’ features an egg-packing business run by John Crickmore, who fought for king and country during the Second World War when he became a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese in Thailand. On his return to England at the end of 1945, John bought up an old warehouse in Market Place and established Hadleigh Egg Packing Station. I would be most pleased to hear from you if you would like to share your memories of this or any other Hadleigh buildings that no longer exist. I have just attended a very interesting and informative five-week course held at Hadleigh Library by the Worker’ Education Association (WEA) concerning timber framed buildings tutored by John Walker of Layham. Three more courses concerning house history, medieval festivities and literature are being held in February, April and June respectively, which are designed especially to provide local interest. Issue 56 is now available price £4 at Keith Avis and at 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) Issue 56
February - March 2020
Hadleigh Library at No.29 High Street. Adult-education courses are being held here – between 26 February and 8 July 2020 – designed especially to provide local interest.
Jazz Galore - New tunes for you Out of hibernation with new numbers and renewed enthusiasm, that's the message from Jazz Galore, the members of this long-established Suffolk group offer a wider range of tunes than most groups, they play for not much more than expenses and people like the fact that they are not too loud. They are easy to accommodate: a power socket and a bit of shade against the blazing sun is all they want. Plus a cup of tea and a bun would be nice. Four weekends are already taken up with repeat bookings - a beer festival, two village fetes and a concert so it might be as well phone Mike Smith on 07874 034390 before too long.
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Tony Webb The family of the late Tony Webb would like to thank everyone who attended Tony’s funeral - he would have loved it! Just as he planned! - We have received the confirmation of donation from Somersham Ward Support Group. The figure £508.28 includes donations via Kingsbury & Saunders, a bar collection at the wake and the Christmas Card collection from Partridges. He would be proud of the amount raised’. Diana Webb
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Much research has been carried out on the effect of a patient’s surroundings on their sense of well-being and ultimately the healing process. Not surprisingly the studies have shown that art in a care environment can not only brighten up spaces but also reduce anxiety and stress for patients and in some settings provide positive distractions. These ‘settings’ can also be extended to the natural environment. This was clearly demonstrated by Swedish physician and hospital designer, Dr Roger Ulrich, who monitored a group of patients recovering from gall bladder operations. Those with a pleasant view of trees from their hospital beds made a speedier recovery, required less painkillers and were generally more cheerful than those who looked out onto a brick wall. By supplementing medicine and care, the arts and nature can lessen pain, stress and ultimately healthcare costs. Engaging in the arts can promote prevention of disease and physical and mental build wellbeing. The arts in the workplace can also benefit staff retention and professional development. The hope is that someday the arts will be considered as significant in everyone’s lives as breathing fresh air, eating clean foods, and performing physical exercise. At a local level and responding to this understanding, the Hadleigh and Boxford Patient Participation Group (PPG) has transformed the Old Dispensary into a mini art gallery. February marks the third display of local artist’s work with an impressive collection of cartoons from Bryan Haylock. Bryan’s skilfully executed drawings are greatly enhanced by his unique sense of humour and fun. Many residents will have already enjoyed brief snatches of his work in the window of his bookshop The Idler. For the next three months there is an opportunity to savour more and if you wish to continue to enjoy any of the paintings long after the exhibition has closed, some of the cartoons are for sale. 10% of the purchase price will go towards The Hadleigh and Boxford Medical Practice Charitable Trust. We hope that you will visit the exhibition even if you are hale and hearty. To buy any of the artwork please contact Jan Devey email@example.com or 01473 827091
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The Eight Bells, Hadleigh It has now been 5 months since reopening, and we couldn’t of asked for a better start in creating a great local pub for many to enjoy. It has been a whirlwind and has surpassed all our expectations. As we look forward, we have extended our opening hours and are now open from 5pm Monday to Thursday. To celebrate, we have decided that we would introduce a Happy Hour(s) which will be valid from 5pm - 7pm Monday to Friday. What is involved in our HAPPY HOUR(s)* you may ask? The first being the that we will be offering not 1, but 2 hours of fantastic deals available to you, our patrons. And here are the deals exclusive for you all to see... Abbott Ale, Carlsberg and East Coast IPA just £3 a pint Aspalls, Estrella, Guinness and Peroni just £4 a pint Spirits - double up for just £1 With a FREE splash of Coca Cola, Lemonade or Soda Or a bottle of selected tonic for just 75p Selected bottles of wine for just £10 Do come in and join us anytime we are open, we look forward to welcoming you. Our NEW opening times:Monday 17:00 - 23:00, Tuesday 17:00 - 23:00, Wednesday 17:00 - 23:00 Thursday 17:00 - 23:00, Friday 12:00 - 23:30, Saturday 12:00 - 23:30 Sunday 12:00 - 21:30 *offers subject to availability, and are available at the staffs discretion.
Hadleigh Community Primary School Nursery Applications Will your child be eligible to start Nursery in September 2020? Is their birthday between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017? Applications are now being processed so please submit your application as soon as possible. Sport - In 2019, our school introduced a new inspirational award in sport. This trophy can be awarded to any pupil within Hadleigh CPS that we feel has 'Reached for The Stars', and 'Been the Best They Could Have Been' over the school year. On Tuesday 17th December 2019, Mr Peters and Mr Pilkington visited Thomas in his new school to present him this new award for the 2018/19 academic year. Since being a pupil at HCPS, Thomas had always stayed resilient, took risks and taken responsibility. For these reasons, this is why Thomas was our first winner of this new achievement. Thomas will be invited in on Sports Day 2020 to present this award to the next pupil for the 2019/20 academic year. Well done Thomas, a worthy winner! On Thursday 9th January 2020, we entered a Year 6 team into the Under 11's EFL Cup at Ipswich Town Football Club. There were a total of 16 schools that had entered the competition. We were put into Group D where we played matches against Woolpit and Sebertwood B. Due to a team dropping out of our league, the boys had to play both schools in our league twice. Our team played fantastically throughout the group matches and managed to win all 4, meaning we topped Group D! Because we finished top of our league, Hadleigh have qualified for next week's Super 8's final, with a chance of making it to the regional finals. Well done Year 6! If you would like to arrange to have a tour of our school, please contact the school office on 01473 822161
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James Cartlidge writes Member of Parliament for South Suffolk January was certainly a busy first full month of this new Parliament. The Bill that turns the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal into the law of the land has now passed right through the House of Commons and, with a majority guaranteed, the UK will leave the EU on Friday 31st January. We then move into a short transition period to negotiate our long-term arrangements with our European neighbours. Throughout the election, including at the hustings debates, I stressed my belief that if we won a working majority the realisation of being able to move the country forward would boost business confidence – in fact, we have just seen the most positive bounce in entrepreneurial optimism on record, as far as the respected Deloitte CFO survey is concerned. I also said that passing that deal would free up Government bandwidth to concentrate on our other big challenges – and we have had a Queen’s Speech setting out a range of bold proposals for infrastructure, the environment, our public services and the justice system. For me it’s been a case of getting back into the groove of: constituency surgeries, casework and correspondence; questions in the House; and ensuring the voice of South Suffolk continues to be heard as an army of new MPs joins the throng, each with their own critical causes. Within hours of all being sworn in days after the election, at my instigation, Suffolk’s seven MPs joined forces to send a letter to the Transport Secretary reminding him of the importance of the A14 to Britain’s economy. A major issue that kept coming up on the doorstep in December was the future of the high street. At the first Local Government questions of the session I asked Ministers to ensure that our promised review of business rates considers the unlevel playing field traditional retailers face against the newly dominant digital marketplace. In the coming months there will be many other areas in which to make progress: our under-performing rail service; recruiting more police officers; raising school funding with a new and fairer formula; ensuring a viable future for our farmers.
Hadleigh Community Choir A big thank you again to the audience at our Christmas concert who donated so much through their tickets and the other fundraising on the night. Stella Scanlon and I went over to Ipswich to present a cheque to Hannah Walker at Fresh Start, New Beginnings. I don’t know what bank Stella’s with but she’s obviously going to have to get a bigger handbag, or perhaps a small van when she goes shopping until she discovers contactless. We were both in awe at the support the staff and volunteers offer at Fresh Start to children and young people across all ages who’ve been sexually abused. They work individually and later in small groups, and with their parents, in all sorts of imaginative and engaging ways. Their task is sensitive and challenging in a very difficult and important field. In the meantime the choir are starting rehearsals again ready for a concert of show tunes on 11 July. Lovely songs from Les Mis, Chicago, West Side Story, 42nd Street and so on. My only concern is a bouncy number written by Gershwin about a double bass called Slap That Bass. I’m just a bit worried it could confuse fishermen who might take to the streets protesting that we’re encouraging violent attacks on fish. But be brave. If you enjoy singing or you’d like to try it, come along when we practice on Thursdays at 7.30pm at the United Reformed Church in Hadleigh. You’ll be very welcome. www.hadscommunitychoir.onesuffolk.net Facebook: Hadleigh Community Choir
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Thank you for the Day Dear Hadleigh. We are pleased to report that the Christmas Day meal and entertainment were very well received, with around 90 volunteers and guests coming together in the Ansell Centre to share food, music and conversation in what was our fifth annual event. On Christmas Eve a host of volunteers had transformed the building into a winter wonderland so that the day itself could be extra special, and you can see photos of this on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/christmaspresenttrust. We were also joined by the Mayor Steve Allman and his family and our Deputy Mayor Carolyn Cammack, who joined in welcoming guests and making sure the day went smoothly. We would like to say a huge thank you to all those who gave their time to volunteer at the event; we cannot do this without a great deal of support. There are too many people to thank individually but we would like to make a special point of thanking all those who collected our guests and brought them to the Ansell Centre as well as all those who peeled spuds, parsnips, carrots and sprouts and did the washing up and cleaning! As I am sure you are aware we fundraise throughout the year to pay for the event, and so as well as all those individuals who donated anything from ÂŁ5 upwards a particular thank you must go to:- Franey and Rand, Hadleigh URC and the Ansell Centre, Brett Valley Lodge, East of England Co-op, Vantastic clothing, Mark David (The Cooking Experience), Erivica Cakes, Supreme Pet Foods, Adnams Cellar and Kitchen, Ipswich Building Society, Hadleigh Orchestra (for a very large cheque), Hadleigh Walkers, Parkview Chapel Botesdale, The Thrift Shop and, of course, the team at Hadleigh Community News. And an extra special thank you to the actresses Sheila Hancock, Jessica Hynes and Sophie Thompson (sadly no relation) for not only sending us a signed card for our auction but many additional items and a cash donation too. We will be having a thank you get together in March, so look out for the date in your favourite town magazine! Simon and Sarah Thompson â€“ The Christmas Present Trust
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Elisha’s Nails and Beauty is moving on up! I am proud to announce that Elisha’s Nails and Beauty is moving from its current location and will be opening a brand-new Beauty Salon located at 35 High Street, Hadleigh (formerly V C News). The Salon will be open for business from Tuesday 3rd March 2020 with an Official Grand Opening on Saturday 7th March between 10.00 am - 2.00 pm. I am a fully qualified Nail Technician and Beauty Therapist with over 6 years of experience in the Industry. Just over eighteen months ago I took the first step and went out on my own as a self-employed Beauty Therapist and Elisha’s Nail and Beauty was born! I specialise in Acrylics, Gel Polish, Manicure and Pedicure, Waxing, Eye treatments and Massage and I am also adding Henna Brows, Eyelash Extensions, Lash Lifts and Spray Tanning to my existing price List. Follow me on Facebook or Instagram, for updates, as I will be adding new treatments and offers throughout the year. I am now taking bookings for March so please contact me if you would like to make an appointment or if you would like more information on the treatments the salon offers. I look forward to seeing you all, customers old and new, on Saturday 7th March 2020 for the Grand Opening Party. See you there! To Contact Elisha’s Nails and Beauty: Phone: 07488 388829 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook or Instagram: @elisha.nailsbeauty
News from St Mary’s Primary School A warm welcome to the new children who have joined us this term! At the start of term, a professional photographer came into school to take pictures of every aspect of the busy school day for our new website which has now been launched. Visit us on www.stmaryshad.co.uk. Once again, we have been pleased to welcome Joyce Willis and Jackie Cork from St Mary’s Church to lead worship on this term’s Christian value of ‘perseverance’. Their contributions are gratefully received! A professional artist, Jo Chapman, has visited Year 5 to work with pupils on designing a collaborative piece, which will adorn a screen on the exterior of the new swimming pool. The children have worked on abstract designs inspired by the emotions experienced through physical activity. Active maths continues to be a regular feature: year 5, for example, raced around the hall in teams rounding numbers and challenging each other to get the most questions answered in the time allowed, year 4 took part in beetle maths, which involved putting a multiple in the centre of the beetle and working out 6 possible calculations to make the multiple, and year 3 have been chanting and clapping multiplication by 3s and 4s. Times tables rock stars is also popular, especially when it means ‘battles’ between year groups! Our children are encouraged to be physically as well as mentally active: the outdoor fitness equipment and the gym trail are always in use before, during and after school, and this term years 2, 3 and 4 are enjoying weekly swimming lessons.
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The people of the churches in Hadleigh are committed to praying for our town. Over the course of each year we plan to pray for every street in Hadleigh. During February we will be praying for the following streets: Week commencing Sunday 2nd February Wilson Road, The Granary, Banks Close and Dunn Close; Week commencing Sunday 9th February Woodthorpe Close and Cottesford Close; Week commencing Sunday 16th February Yeoman Crescent, Gaell Crescent and Tayler Close; Week commencing Sunday 23rd February Yeoman Way, Rousies Close and Schoorl 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Hadleigh URC Wendy Atkins 822535 email@example.com St Joseph’s RC Church Anita Rosbrook 810057 firstname.lastname@example.org St Mary’s CoE Joyce Willis 823165 email@example.com
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Ho ho, this is the leap month! I hope the extra day is a bonus to you all, and that people learning their 4 x table enjoy working out other leap years in their lives. Did you know how important maths is in my life? As a simulator I should not be able to work without the computer programme that runs me. My little old friend BABS is entirely electrical mechanical, someone from another age, bless her. But we work together to help those riders who can’t be on a live horse when they come to the Shelley Centre. You all know how boring the winter months are, what with the dark evenings, the rain and the mud. I can hardly report on anything exciting happening up here since Christmas, and I have to admit that I failed to get 30 people to give me their reasons for being involved here before the year of our 30th anniversary ended. Luckily our umbrella organisation copied my idea and went for 50 people to celebrate the 50th birthday of the Riding for the Disabled Asosiation and the page on their website is truly brilliant. www.rda.org/50-faces/ I thought I’d borrow a couple of examples to whet your appetite, or in case you don’t get to browse that page yourself. This is an ex jockey, now an RDA client: Tyrone Williams: “In my career I rode about 850 winners. When you’re an apprentice, you can’t wait to go racing. 15 years in, it’s just another day. I never got nervous, but I promise you now you’ve got to have bottle. I can’t think about that now. I had the stroke 3 years ago when I was 49. I wasn’t racing anymore but I was still riding out. I couldn’t tell you what happened for the first three months. I didn’t know where I was. Every day after that I’ve been trying to get better.I didn’t know about RDA until I moved back to Lambourn. It’s a big step. I’d been used to riding horses my whole life but I hadn’t ridden for two years. I wasn’t sure I could do it. Right from the first day I was determined to walk to the mounting block and leave my wheelchair at the gate. Getting on wasn’t pretty, but we’ve found a way. When I got on that first time I remember feeling so happy and thinking that’s it – I’m back. Coming to RDA is a new step. From where I am now, I can only get better.” This is Matt, Para-Showjumper and dressage competitor who is deaf: “So there’s lots of bits to my RDA story, and it’s all really important to me. I think in sign language, then I have to remember the English words and then I have to try and remember the English grammar and what order I should put the words in, and change them from how I have it in sign in my head and put it in English. In my family I am the only one who is deaf. It’s difficult when there’s lots of hearing people and they’re having a conversation and I don’t know what’s going on, or I say something and I’m interrupting because they are talking about something different. The autism also makes it hard for me. I don’t always like being with people all the time. So I suppose now my life is all about the horses, and everything that links with them. We came here when I was six. And I was just happy when I was with the horses. When I started riding I had a leader and side walkers. We went slowly so it was easy for someone to walk next to me and do signing. As I got better and faster that was a bit of a problem! These days I have my own horse and I compete in Para-Showjumping and dressage. I’m really proud to be a volunteer. When I started I did things like grooming, helping with tacking up, and things around the yard. As I got older and started doing more on the computer I found there were other things that I could do to help. That developed into social media, and now that’s the focus of the volunteering work I do. The aim is to make people aware of what’s happening, to get them involved and get more people to understand what we do.” So my thanks to two men who showcase different aspects of the RDA and I do hope you’ll enjoy exploring the lives of the other 48! They are full of surprises. Looking ahead to early March, on 5th at Polstead Village Hall there will be a charity bingo night with cash prizes. Tickets £5.00 include 1 book of bingo tickets. BYO drink and glasses! Tea and coffee free. Tickets are available from the Centre Website: www.rda-east.org.uk/shelley.html Telephone: 01473 824172
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The Hadleigh Steering Group is a forum for sharing useful information and is open to everyone in the Town. The last meeting was held on Monday 13 January 2020. Chair Jan Byrne. Guest Speaker Phil Owen – Sporting Memories Groups, Suffolk Sporting Memories was started by two friends who were mental health nurses in 2011 as a not-for-profit organisation in Scotland. They wanted to bring their love of sports to help people who were living in isolation, living with dementia or simply lonely. In 2012 they received a small pot of funding to test their concept in Leeds which widened over the years to 120 groups nationally, partnering with 200 organisations to deliver these groups. They also have a presence in Australia. Dementia UK is a partner and they work with care homes, hospitals and local groups. Their main client base is aged 50+ running at a ratio of 70/30, men/women. They work closely in alignment with national health care policies encouraging health and wellbeing through the groups which run fluidly with broad guidelines, led by a volunteer with half the session being reminiscing/talking about sports of all kinds followed by refreshments then the second half encouraging physical activities: table-tennis, indoor curling, bowls, darts, putting etc. They currently have around 700 committed volunteers who love sports and want to support their communities. Their aim is to have 300 groups running nationally. Suffolk’s rural project is currently funded by the National Lottery, the Suffolk Foundation and Babergh Mid Suffolk Councils. There are 4 locations, each holding a monthly group but these are linked by a community bus (Sudbury’s Go Start service) so attendees could go to all four sessions – once a week. Groups are in Sudbury, Glemsford, Long Melford and Lavenham. They are also working with our Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance through Jill Mason’s Together Tuesday sessions. Standard Updates 4.1 Hadleigh Town Council https://hadleigh.suffolk.cloud Andy McMillan is now in post and addressing staffing issues in the back office, reviewing office processes and procedures and working closely with Councillors. Once the essential strands of the business are sorted, project management can start. The website is also being looked at to ensure good communication with the town. There are two Councillor vacancies for Hadleigh North with an election on 6 Feb. Anyone wishing to stand for election should contact Andy. 4.2 Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Council There was no one present to give a report. 4.3. VisitHadleigh, Hadleigh Legacy Group, Community Gardeners www.visithadleighsuffolk.co.uk Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Stuart advised that Visit Hadleigh’s AGM will take place at Hadleigh Pool & Leisure on Monday 27 January, refreshments at 5.45 for a 6pm start. Anyone interested in the work of Visit Hadleigh and encouraging tourism in Hadleigh is welcome to attend. Jane S noted that the second set of railings has now been placed in the Cedric Morris Gardens. Evergreen flowering climbers will be planted in Spring. The wildflower meadow is due to be rotovated ready for seeds to be sown. Sadly, the slate information sign in front of the wild flower meadow has been damaged. A reminder, please, to pass on (contacts above) dates of all community events in 2020 for uploading to website. 4.4 Tidy Town Email: email@example.com Anita reported a well deserved break was taken over Christmas/New Year. Now back, fly tipping around the Magdalen Road recycling area has reached unacceptable proportions. Only items that are described on the recycle bins should be placed in them. NOTHING should be left lying on the ground around the bins (including any cardboard boxes used to bring the recycling). This is classed as fly tipping and is a criminal offence. Tidy Town have reported the misuse of the facility to Babergh Council. All materials can be taken to the main recycling centre on the Lady Lane Industrial Estate. 4.5 Hadleigh & Boxford Patient Participation Group Jan D reported that the third art exhibition of local artists would be in place off Reception at the end of January. The Envisage Board has been updated in the Health Centre to draw attention to this. Anyone wishing to exhibit, or knows someone who might, should contact Jan D on firstname.lastname@example.org.All ages welcome. 4.6 Hadleigh Food Bank No one present to give an update. 4.7 HEAT No one was present to give an update. 5 AOB Hadleigh Society: The Hadleigh Local List: The Hadleigh Society was formed in 1982 by locals to encourage an interest in the history, environment and future of Hadleigh. To raise awareness of our rich history and heritage; to actively support and promote high planning standards, conservation, regeneration and
development within the district and to contribute to the preservation and protection of Hadleigh’s historical documents, artefacts and buildings. HadSoc and the Town Council are working on a local list of the lesser-known, non-designated heritage assets (including interesting new builds & open spaces). There are currently 246 listed buildings in Hadleigh (the second highest number in Suffolk). Others, which may not reach the national criteria for Listing, could still be of huge interest locally and everyone is encouraged to nominate buildings/artefacts etc for consideration for inclusion in a “Championship Division” of unlisted properties and open spaces. This information could also be of great use in forming future local policies and once approved by Babergh, put into our Neighbourhood Plan. Please see the above website or collect a nomination form from the Town Council offices. It is hoped to complete this List by December 2020. 5.2 2020 Royal British Legion Planned Events RBL is taking the lead on the following events in 2020. Mark Brennan apologised for not being able to attend. Thurs 7 May: Official opening of the newly created Peace Garden/outdoor study area in Hadleigh Community Primary School. Fri 8 May (Bank Hol): VE Day 75th Anniversary Tea Party. 2pm – 4pm in the Dining Room of the Town Hall. Guests include 75 Hadleigh residents born on or before VE Day 1945. All dress will be 1940’s. Entertainment will include a 40’s fashion show and a “songs that won the war” gang show. Sun 14 June: 7Bn REME anniversary parade. Hoping to parade through town to mark the 25th anniversary of their arrival in Suffolk. Weds 24 June (date TBC): Babergh are planning to mark Armed Forces Week with an event in Hadleigh. Info to follow. Sat 27 June: Hadleigh Armed Forces Day - Fete on lower George Street 10am till 2pm. Sat 15/Sun 16 Aug: A reflective, rather than celebratory, event will be organised by the RBL to mark this key anniversary. Many Hadleigh men lost their lives during the war in the Far East. 5.3.Rev’d Jo Delfgou informed the HSG that after a year in role he remains concerned about the youngsters who continue to frequent the church porch and seem not to want to engage with The Porch Project or other organisations. He encourages them not to smoke cannabis or drink and to desist from spitting and littering in the porch. He is organising a meeting on 22 February in St Mary’s to which he is inviting head teachers, police, uniformed organisations, Hadleigh TownCouncil and residents/businesses of Hadleigh to discuss the matter and see if there is any positive way forward (rather than rehashing any history) with this systemic problem. The Porch Project has given notice that as of the end of March they will no longer be using St Mary’s for their drop-in sessions using, instead, their HQ at 28a High Street. 5.4 Stuart raised the question of guest speakers at HSG. It was discussed and felt that we are losing sight of the HSG being Hadleigh-centric and that speaker topics, although mostly interesting, are not providing sufficient interest in, for or about Hadleigh. It was agreed that in future (with the exception of any speakers already confirmed), time would be allowed for local matters to be raised and discussed in detail as required. February will see Andy McMillan presenting on Hadleigh Town Council (as planned) and the April Chair has confirmation of a booking of Screen Suffolk. All other future speakers will be agreed at each meeting. 5.5 Hadleigh Hidden Gardens will take place on Sat 6 June. Proceeds raise money for the Friends of St Mary’s Church Hadleigh in order to repair, renovate and renew this wonderful Grade 1 listed building and keep it relevant for the community. If you feel you could help and open your garden (every possible type of garden is needed) you need to enrol by 29 February 2020. Apply by email to email@example.com and Ian will be happy to talk it through with you. 5.4 Jill mentioned a new session “Wellbeing Wednesdays” starting on a Weds morning 10 till 12 noon at Hadleigh Pool & Leisure where those caring for people living with dementia can safely leave their loved one with trained volunteers while they have a couple of hours off – they could either have a session in the gym, a swim, a coffee or shop in town or just a cuppa and a chat with friends or other carers. The meeting closed at 5.52pm Next Meeting: Mon 10 February 2020 @ 4:15pm. Hadleigh Pool and Leisure. Now in The Community Hall (next door to the Social Room, which we have outgrown) Chair: Steve Allman, Hadleigh Town Mayor. Speaker: Andy McMillan, Hadleigh Town Council Manage
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Hadleigh & District Garden Club Monday January 13th 2020: Well, if you thought bees just buzzed about from flower to flower pollinating then think again! Hawk Honey, our speaker for January, was full of fascinating insights into the life of bees, particularly solitary bees which are in decline. These insects vary in length from 2 millimetres up to the large bumble bee we are all familiar with in our gardens. Each has its own way of raising young, feeding them and protecting them. One solitary bee lays its eggs in empty snail shells, seals the shell and then gathers material to make a wigwam over the shell to disguise it. As well as giving us a slide show there were also some videos which really brought the whole thing to life. These solitary bees are specific feeders and honeybees, which far outnumber them, will push the solitary bee out of their territory. This is one of the reasons for the decline of the solitary bee, along with intensive farming, loss of hedgerows and meadows, the use of nitrates in agriculture and of course, climate change. Gardeners can help by providing food such as dandelions, wildflowers and open flowered plants, as well as ensuring there are materials for making nests - for example a bee hotel made from small pieces of bamboo cane and also providing areas of damp ground so that mud is available (no trouble with that at the moment!). The final piece of advice was 'don't be too tidy' - music to my ears, and hopefully the bees! The competition 'a photo of your garden' was won by Kate so congratulations to her. As well as a large turnout of members there were lots of visitors at the meeting and we look forward to see them again during 2020. Monday February 10th 2020: Our speaker for February is Sean McLoughlin who is a master composter. A healthy garden starts with healthy soil so this is an excellent subject to start the season. As well as our usual raffle and produce table the competition for this month is 'a bowl or vase of hellebores'. We meet in the dining room of the Town Hall at 7.30pm. Entrance is £2 for members and £4 for non members which includes refreshments, we hope to see you there. firstname.lastname@example.org
Hidden Gardens Of Hadleigh I was asked to tell you what it was like opening my garden for the first time in the Hidden Gardens scheme. So here it is.....inviting the public in and John McEnroe. Well not exactly, so I’d better get that out of the way first. I started to make a courtyard garden in a completely empty space in July 2017, so when, a few months later in March 2018, I was encouraged to open the garden the words of that great philosopher and peace ambassador John McEnroe came to mind: “You cannot be serious!!” But I got on with it and by early June when people were walking in, it had thankfully filled out a lot. Amazing thing, nature. You really don’t have to do that much. And I enjoyed being part of a scheme generating money to help look after the fabric of one of Hadleigh’s historic buildings and meeting people at the same time. The organisers offered all the support and it couldn’t have been easier. So I signed up for 2019 and am looking forward to 6 June 2020 but this time I think I’ll add tea and homemade cake, some plants for sale, and maybe display some ‘before’ pictures. It’s great fun and I’d encourage anyone to join in. And, by the way, ignore John McEnroe.
HIDDEN GARDENS OF HADLEIGH Saturday 6th June 2020 Come and join us- We need your garden! Plans are progressing for this popular and enjoyable day. A wide variety of gardens will be open from 11.00am – 5.00 pm. Please do consider opening your garden - it really doesn’t matter whether it is large or small. Our Chairman at email@example.com will be delighted to hear from you. This event is organised by The Friends of St. Mary’s Church, a charitable organisation dedicated to preserving the architectural heritage of Hadleigh’s magnificent historic Church and Deanery Tower. www.hadleighgardens.co.uk
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Down to Earth ...with Dave Looking out of the window as I write this a beautiful sparrowhawk has just landed on top of our arbour, no doubt looking for his breakfast. No luck today as all the birds have taken fright and flown away just in time. Is it a pest or a pleasure? On balance it must be a pleasure. One that is a pest is leaf spot disease on hellebores, the answer for this is to remove most of the leaves at this time of year, this has the added advantage of showing off the very welcome flowers. Another problem that is more visible now that all the leaves have fallen is apple and pear canker, this shows as an area of diseased or dead bark usually sunk below the surrounding healthy tissue. As soon as any areas of canker are spotted they should be removed by cutting back into healthy wood, all diseased wood should be incinerated or consigned to the dustbin, it pays to thoroughly disinfect any cutting tools. Special wound paints formulated for canker treatment are available but the important thing is to cut out all infected areas of wood. Plum and cherry canker is different and is caused by a bacterium that only affects prunus, these should only be pruned in the summer. We reluctantly decided to remove the ceanothus or Californian lilac growing at the side of the house as it had died, this is generally a short lived shrub so it was not unexpected. Removing it was not an easy job and involved several trips to the tip, the next problem was what to replace it with. We wanted something evergreen with berries and hardy as it is quite an exposed position. After seeking advice from local nurseries we finally decided on some pyracanthus from Perrywoods at Sudbury. They had some quite large pot grown specimens at a resonable price, we bought six plants two red, two orange and two yellow. They were brought home in the morning and planted out in the afternoon. To give them a bit of a boost in their new home I have used some mycorrhizal fungi, this comes in the form of small granules and is spread directly on the roots and in the planting hole, it is designed to rapidly produce roots within a few weeks. As well as being given a good watering, a mulch of some home grown compost was also added, they will still need watering very regularly until they have settled in. If you get a chance have a look at the emerging bulbs at the back of the market place, they should put on quite a show this spring. Keep dead heading winter pansies and don't forget to feed the birds and keep their water dishes topped up. That's all for this time Dave
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Hadleigh & District Flower Club Greetings all and a very Happy New Year. Looking back to the December meeting (a little while ago now), we had a fantastic evening with National Demonstrator Gill McGregor. Her theme was “The Splendour of Christmas” and she did not disappoint, her flowers and foliage were delightful. Gill described how her life had always revolved around flowers and it was reflected in the beautiful arrangements she produced. After such a relaxing two hours we were treated to a plate of seasonal goodies, teas and coffee with mince pies whilst enjoying a raffle of flower arrangements and other prizes. Thanks to the HDFC Committee for such a lovely warm up to Christmas. Another happy event was the presentation to Sylvia Hobrough of a Certificate of Congratulations for being a Member of NAFAS for 50 Years, a great achievement. Sylvia has also been a loyal member of Hadleigh Flower Club for many years, having been chair lady and she is still serving on the Committee, always happy to help. Well done Sylvia. The next meeting is on February 12th. “If Music be the Food of Love” is the title. 7.00 for 7.30 at Hadleigh URC – See you then
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Cllr Mick Fraser - Suffolk County Council Babergh District Council – Hadleigh South Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE) At long last! Local councils in Suffolk will take on the responsibility for parking management; this from 6th April 2020. Parking will then be managed by Babergh DC, in a bid to improve parking locally and drive down nuisance and unlawful parking in Hadleigh. The parliamentary order will be laid until 30th January. The change will bring many benefits, including: • Greater priority given to parking management locally, to help keep traffic moving. • Babergh DC will then be empowered to make decisions to suit local circumstances. • Irresponsible and nuisance parking being enforced. • Fines associated with parking will be retained in Suffolk to support the cost of enforcement. Any surplus can be spent on local transport and environmental improvements. Planning – Hadleigh Phase 2 Persimmon has submitted a planning application - DC/19/05419 for 19.6Ha of land to the South of Tower Mill Lane/East of Frog Hall Lane, Hadleigh comprising the following elements: • Proposed residential development of 250 dwellings, associated infrastructure, including main access and estate roads, drainage attenuation ponds, utilities/services equipment, provision of public open space and structural landscaping. • Outline Planning Application to include 5.5Ha of land for employment uses, a 928sqm pre-school site, and associated infrastructure and landscaping. This developer has also indicated its intentions for planning of further development adjacent to this one stated; Phase 3. These will put an additional strain on Hadleigh’s infrastructure, including roads. I will be discussing with planning officers at both councils, that as a condition to these applications, the present Ellen Aldous Way is extended to link up with the Benton Street, before approval is given. This could potentially be a golden opportunity for Hadleigh to gain a much needed eastern relief road, and paid for by the developer. Countywide Children’s Centre Review Suffolk County Council (SCC) has launched a review of its Children’s Centre service with a view to strengthening its current family offer and expanding services for the most vulnerable families and children aged 0-19 across the county. There will be no reduction in service budget as a result of this review. In fact, any savings made through the process, such as existing building costs, will be re-invested back into the 0-19 service to strengthen the current offer to families and to help develop future provision for young people and their families across Suffolk. The consultation will run for seven weeks until 5pm on Sunday 1st March 2020. Details of the process, all supporting information and the consultation questionnaire can be found on the SCC website at www.suffolk.gov.uk/ccconsultation. As part of the consultation, there will be a number of public drop-in events taking place across Suffolk where any families interested in taking part in the consultation can meet members of the service team. The nearest to Hadleigh will be on Tuesday 28th January 10am - 12pm at Whitton Clinic, Ipswich; or on Tuesday 28 January 2pm - 4pm at Stevenson Centre, Great Cornard. Trader jailed for 2 years and 8 months for misleading vulnerable customers On 19th December, Suffolk businessman David Waters received a 32-month custodial sentence. Mr Waters failed to fulfil orders and refused to refund customers in his position as sole director of Anchor Mobility Limited. This company was meant to provide life-improving furniture to vulnerable and elderly people, but instead many customers received no goods, no refunds and poor customer service. One customer paid over £8,000 for two beds, which were never delivered, and no refund was ever received. My monthly surgery will be held on the third Saturday, 15th February 2020, between 11am – 12pm in the Sharron Elliott lounge of the Royal British Legion Club, George St. Should you need to speak to me about an issue, then please contact me at - email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com; Tel: 0793 551 2591; or facebook: @mickfraser4hadleigh. Highways faults can be reported at: https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/roads-andtransport/ or by telephone on: 0345 606 6171
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Three great dining venues now open at Stoke by Nayland Hotel to suit all tastes! The clubhouse at Stoke by Nayland has just completed an impressive refurbishment and has been rebranded this month as The Sports Bar. This is now open all day and evening to guests, members and local residents who are keen to watch SKY, BT, Amazon Prime and other live TV sports channels on big screens in good company whilst enjoying a delicious homemade burger or other hearty dish from a great new menu, freshly prepared to order from the open kitchen. No need to book! The adjacent state-of-the-art Golf Simulator suite is available for hire (for just ÂŁ30/hour for up to 4 golfers at a time) and players are encouraged to order food and drink from the Sports Bar whilst they enjoy their game on one of many famous courses around the world â€“ including Carnoustie and Wentworth! Also in January the hotel opened the Gallery Restaurant upstairs and this is offering a range of delicious Afternoon Teas from 12 noon until 5pm and then a mouth-watering Grill menu from 6pm â€“ 9pm. Enjoying fabulous 270 degree views through floor to ceiling glazing over the lake and rolling Constable Country the Gallery is definitely worth a visit. From Easter weekend you will also be able to enjoy hearty Brunches up here. To complete the dining offering the hotelâ€™s AA 2 Rosette Lakes Restaurant specializes in serving excellent a la carte dishes created by our award-winning Executive Head Chef, James Barber, using fresh, locally sourced produce â€“ including asparagus, rhubarb, apples and soft fruit in season from the Peake familyâ€™s own adjacent orchards. Information about online booking (advised but not essential), opening times and menus are available on the website at www.stokebynayland.com/dining or simply call Reservations on 01206 265835
Important News from Hadleigh Branch of The Royal British Legion A New Website for HADLEIGH REMEMBERS This year sees the 75th anniversary of the end of World War 2 and to mark this the Hadleigh Royal British Legion are extending their very successful Great War community project to include research into the 1939-1945 conflict. The new look project will go under the banner of â€˜Hadleigh Remembersâ€™ and once again everyone is invited to join in (see www.hadleighremembers.com). Get your free ticket for a very special VE Day TEA PARTY Friday 8 May 2020 sees the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe or VE Day and this year the government have made Friday the 8 May a national bank holiday. On that day the RBL are organising a very special tea party for 75 local residents who were born on or before VE Day 1945. A â€˜Songs that won the Warâ€™ gang show and a 40â€™s Fashion parade will entertain the guests. If you would like to attend as a guest then please get in touch to secure a ticket. DIY SOS - Can you help us to create a PEACE GARDEN? Also part of the VE Day anniversary commemorations is an ongoing â€˜DIY-SOSâ€™ type project to convert a piece of overgrown land at the Community Primary School into a â€˜Peace Gardenâ€™. The clearance work has been done and the next stage is the hard landscaping and planting. You can support this project in a number of ways; by offering your labour, donating landscaping materials, plants, shrubs and trees (recycled plants gratefully accepted) or even making a financial donation. Again if you want to support this project then please get in touch. You can contact the Hadleigh RBL by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop your details through the RBL club door on George Street, envelopes marked - VE Day
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Layham Parish Council The January meeting of the Parish Council was held after the deadline for copy for the Hadleigh Community News – thus the minutes of that meeting will appear in March. Minutes will appear on the Parish website as usual. Motor accident – Stoke Road A resident of Stoke Road, who is well aware of the speed that some motorists drive on the country roads in our parish, just happened to be nearby when a car and a Land Rover met head on. The car came off worst – luckily there were no injuries. A look at the photograph suggests that at least one of the vehicles was going far too fast. General speeding through the village. The emphasis this month is on Stoke Road, but residents of Upper Street are aware of accidents that have taken place there over the holiday period. Vehicles continue to mount banks of plough into hedges as they fail to navigate bends on this road. Often, there is no serious damage and the driver manages to get away without being seen. The worry in everyone’s mind is what could happen if a pedestrian were to be on the pavement when a driver loses control. The Parish Council is well aware that concern over speeding is the number-one priority in the minds of residents. A working party of three councillors is continuing to work towards a recommendation on what sort of signage would be most effective in trying to reduce the rate at which vehicles are driven through our village. It is frustrating for everyone that it is taking so long but it is important to take time and get the decision right before spending limited resources. The Village Spring Clean Yes – here we are again – time for making our village that little bit better in which to live. Thirty people out for two hours each can make a big difference. The date has not yet been settled – but watch for a Community Email and posters round the village – probably the latter part of February. St Andrew’s – your Parish Church Services for February 2020: Sunday 2 February 9.15am Morning Worship Sunday 9 February 9.15am Sung Eucharist Sunday 16 February 9.30am Café Church Sunday 23 February 9.15am Joint Eucharist with Shelley, at St Andrew’s Layham Wednesday 26 February: Ash Wednesday - 7.30pm Sung Eucharist at St Mary’s Hadleigh Sunday 1 March 9.15am Morning Worship St Andrew’s Church Festival of Music and Carols Every year Brian Hempstead conjures-up a programme of music for enjoyment by parishioners and their friends, a week or so before Christmas. December’s concert was greatly enjoyed by everyone as readings and carols were interspersed with music by ‘Rosewood’ (a Hadleigh folk group), ‘Under the Bridge’ (a local ukulele group) and violin duets by Lara Reeve and Brian Hempstead. At the close mulled wine and mince pies were served as everyone stayed on for conversation. If you are interested in folk music, ‘Rosewood’ is the mainstay of Hadleigh Folk Club (photograph above) which meets the first Friday in every month in the Ansell Centre. You can check the programme on their website: www.hadleighfolk.org.uk You can contact the ukulele group through: firstname.lastname@example.org – they like opportunities to share their music with others. Layham Events Committee Following a successful first year for the new Layham Events Committee we are now looking forward to 2020. The generosity and support of the people of Layham in 2019 not only raised funds to support local projects but also meant we had fun at the same time. So what about 2020? This is a call out for ideas. What would you like to see in Layham in 2020? Also we would love more people to get involved. We are a small and friendly team of willing residents – so if you want to be part of the fun please get in touch – there’s often cake involved! If you are not keen on being part of the organising committee but willing to help out at events we would also like to hear from you too – so we can build up a bank of “willing volunteers”. Let’s try and make 2020 a year of fun for Layham. Contact Charlotte Britton at email@example.com.
Layham Local History Group Our quest for photographs of Layham marriages goes on – persistence is the key word. Just last week I bumped into Richard Crisp in Hadleigh and reminded him that he had been “quite sure” he could find several photographs for us. It turned out that two have been sitting in a drawer in his house for months. Within 24 hours they were in my hands and entered into our collection. Thanks to Janet Edwards (nee Lyddaman) for her help. The photograph is of Sydney Liddaman and his bride Esmerelda Ramplin with Esmerelda’s father Frederick. They were married in Layham Church on 18 April 1938. The acquisition of the last two photographs has taken our total up to 101 out of a possible 185. That is magnificent progress. Thank you to all who have helped to get us this far. It is never too late for you to add to our collection. If your forebears are Layham people please check out members of the family to see if there are photographs in an old box in a cupboard somewhere. Contact Michael Woods on 01473 823798 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Layham Playing Field 120 Club Winners for January were: £25 Ticket No 41 Hogsden, £15 Ticket No 65 Hempstead. Good News from the Village Hall We can finally announce that the Village Hall Committee has been successful in their funding application to Viridor Credit Environmental Company and Babergh District Council to fund the renovation of the entrance and toilet block at the village hall. It is a very competitive fund so being selected is a major achievement. Along with wonderful contributions from our community that additional funding means the work can now go ahead in 2020. The renovation will include new doors; outside security lighting; a new lobby; new disabled / family changing room completed with baby change and child size toilets; new uni-sex toilets and heating throughout. Above all the new area will be WARM. Work is scheduled to begin on 1 April 2020 and the hall will be out of action for approximately 3 weeks while the work is carried out. A huge thank you to Viridor Credits and Babergh District Council for their support. Look out for our new opening – possibly May. Did you lose a garden chair in the recent flooding? Richard Cranfield, who lives at Water House, has fished a garden chair out of the river where it passes his house. If it is yours contact Richard on: Richard.Cranfield@AllenOvery.com
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Craft Night at Layham Queen Having made wreaths for Christmas a glass painting craft night was organised at The Queens Head by some artisan customers. A small donation is made by participants from these events to the pub charity fund which goes to help good causes in the Parish.
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Hadleigh Recorder 2019 JANUARY Unleaded fuel at Lady Lane £1.19.9 p per litre. ‘BE’ an antiques and craft shop at Victoria House, Market Place closes. Angel Court in Angel Street to be demolished, has been empty for awhile. A little snow at the end of the month. FEBRUARY Remarkable spell of very mild weather during the second half of the month. Day long sunshine, cloudless skies but often a frost to start the day. 18 degrees C. The Hadleigh Beauty Hut is at Long Bessells. MARCH A week of very windy weather. The major building development works continues at the former Brett Works site. A woman’s body found in the River Brett on Sunday 24th. At the Corks Lane area. The old milestone located in High Street has been cleaned. Unleaded fuel rises by 2p to £1.22.9 at Lady Lane. APRIL Colder weather with some frosty early mornings. ‘Forget me Not’, care services, moves from the High Street to the Market Place, in the former ‘Be’ premises. Un-leaded fuel rises to £1.25.9p a litre in penny stages. The large yellow tower crane used for the McCarthy Stone development was removed on the 12th. Benton Street is being re-surfaced. Extensions to begin at the Hadleigh Cemetery. The land being exposed is sand. MAY Hadleigh T.C. and Babergh elections held on the 2nd. A former WWII Air-Raid Shelter uncovered in Aldham Road. The 180th Hadleigh Show held at Holbecks Park. A new access route for vehicles being trialed. Pedestrians only along Duke Street. Despite an uncertain forecast it kept dry. The new access vehicular traffic route reportedly worked well. The Kings Head exterior is being re-decorated. Unleaded fuel rises 3p to £1.31.9. The Town Hall is being redecorated. JUNE John Ankers made an MBE at the Queens Birthday Honours. The Kings Head, becomes Battlebury’s at the Kings Head. Fuel reduces to £1.28.9, and a further 1p fall. JULY Ram-raid at Lady Lane Garage offices during the night of the 5th. Much damage caused. Saturday 20th an exhibition held in the parish church: with the launch of an illustrated booklet telling the story of the town during the Second World War. From the 21st, temperatures begin to rise. On the Thursday temperatures reached the mid 30s centigrade. Roadworks along the W side of the High Street cause disruption, traffic lights control traffic, but when the work reached the Angel Street junction, 3-way lights were necessary. AUGUST A large tree (believed a Horse Chestnut?) at the entrance of Benton End has been cut down. Unleaded fuel rises 1p to £1.29.9 a litre, later falls by 1p. Confusion caused as the church clock, begins to strike the hours, on the half hours! SEPTEMBER The parish church south porch doors (15th c) have been repaired and rehung. They were becoming distorted. The large tree between the High Street and the High Street Car Park cut down, one large bough was dead and there was also some other fungus damage. There has been little rain in recent weeks. River levels have fallen. The George P.H. car-park closed, while improvement works are being carried out for an outside eating area. OCTOBER Fuel at Lady Lane garage: £1.27.9p a litre. The Ram PH in the Market Place reopens at the beginning of this month. (it has been closed for a few months). Hadleigh on Show event (5th) held in the Guildhall complex and the parish church. Some 90+ local groups/clubs presented their activities. Large numbers attended and it was deemed to be a great success. Crowds gather to await the official opening at the Guildhall complex of Hadleigh On Show day. Work begins on the new Hadleigh Swimming Pool. Repairs to the vestry roof at St. Mary’s Church commence. A two-day exhibition held in the Guildroom marking 200 years of trading by Partridges, a well-known hardware and iron-mongers store in the town. The autumn colours are once again in full glory. The ‘red’ Virginia Creeper to the Deanery House being noteworthy. NOVEMBER A charging point for electric vehicles is now available in Morrisons car-park. Work progressing well on the new swimming pool. Stickles Estate Agents opens in the former Corn Exchange DECEMBER Christmas tree lights ‘switch-on’ event held in the Market Place. A road closure in Angel Street for three days, a main road out of the town centre, caused congestion in nearby George Street, made worse by the many parked vehicles which now line the roads, an increasing feature of our towns and villages. Thursday 12th General Election day; first December general election since 1922. The Catholic Church in Angel Street was one of the stations. The Conservative candidate James Cartledge retains his seat with an increased majority. The James Hazell Christmas Grotto from BBC Radio Suffolk broadcasts from the Magdalen Road car park on the Wednesday before Christmas. Its been a wet few weeks, some fields water-logged and the River Brett is running high. Further periods of rain cause the River Brett to burst its banks. The Environment Agency issues a Flood Alert for the river. Large puddles on many roads. The Deanery Tower has white lights to each floor windows with additionally blue lights at the top floor. The town is generally well decorated for the festive season. Maggies gifts and cards shop located in the Market Place closes the Saturday before Christmas. The Christmas Day weather was brilliantly sunny. The annual meet of the Foxhounds held at Holbecks as the rain set in, but the event was well attended. After many years trading in the town, VC News (V Patel) in the High Street closes on the 28th. The business was no longer viable. Hadleigh Recorder - Roger Kennell
Hadleigh Community First Responders The Responders have attended over 190 emergency 999 calls in Hadleigh last year and spent well over 4000hrs on duty. This year we are looking to replace our aging vehicle and are actively looking for sponsors and asking groups within the town if they could raise funds towards the purchase. Trevor Sheldrick Co-ordinator 823128
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The Autumn term was busy as ever and our new children are now settled well into their working groups. Lots of children achieved medals at the end of term as they work through the award scheme and we had a great turn out to the Christmas Y MNASTIC party. Many thanks to everyone who entered the colouring competiton, attended the party or bought raffle tickets. The profit made from these combined events was £1062, which met our target to buy a new high beam. We will put an order in once we raise another £1000 for the safety matting to go underneath. Congratulations to all elite gymnasts who competed in the County grades competition in January and we wish our other gymnasts luck at the forthcoming County General Gymnastics competitions in April. Lots of children are competing for the first time and working very hard perfecting the required skills. We would also like to welcome Heather, Phoebe and Faye onto our coaching team and look forward to having them as part of the club. Our weekly timetable changes during February half term. Please look out for Parent Toddler drop in sessions (0-6yrs), a free play session (5+yrs), headstand, handstand, cartwheel and round off workshops (4+yrs) and a proficiency award top up session. All pre-bookable only, please see our website for full details. Our timetable of classes continues to grow so to keep up to date on developments please follow us on facebook or on our website www.hadleighstarsgymnastics.co.uk. For specific details please call us on 01473 652155 S
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It seems so long ago that we were dancing at the Christmas party and welcoming a visit from Santa. It was a sad time saying goodbye to Basia who had been with us for three and a half years and we hope that she has settled well into her new job. There have been lots of new children starting at Playstation this term and we hope that they are all enjoying themselves. All of the children have been busy working on; home from home, senses and winter. We are looking forward to celebrating Chinese New Year and Valentine’s day later in the term. The fundraising focus is still to raise money for an interactive white board and we are getting closer to our £500 target. Thank you to everyone who contributed at Halloween and to those who bought our homemade Christmas gifts. This term we are hosting our annual quiz night on Saturday 21st March at the Royal British Legion. Tickets cost £5/head with up to 6 on a team. A supper will be served during the interval. For tickets please see Hannah at Playstation between 8.15am and 3.45pm on any weekday or Claire at the Royal British Legion. We will also be holding a raffle on this night and any donations of prizes would be most welcome. We currently have availability throughout the week and if you would like to enquire about places at Playstation we can be contacted at email@example.com. Please telephone Playstation on 824271 for enrolment details, a prospectus or to arrange a visit.
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Winter Programme 2020 13th February: Birthday Meal at Kersey Bell 7.30 pm 27th February: Pudding & Prosecco Evening. Please bring a Pudding, Prosecco will be provided 12th March: A Talk by Father Jo We are a small friendly group, new members and visitors will be made welcome. Contact Monica Girling on 07922 193359
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Dear Sir, On 23rd and 24th December I must admit I was surprised to see people taking photographs of the parking machines in the Magdalen Road car park. Why? Both parking machines were out of order! As a result car drivers, so paranoid about the potential financial penalties which could be heaped upon them by Babergh for failing to display a parking ticket, were photographing the error message to prove that tickets were unavailable. How ironic is that? When less than 100 yards away in the High Street cars were parked dangerously, illegally on double and single yellow lines and longer than the permitted time, all with impunity! When will this ludicrous situation change? Never, I suspect. Those with the power to change it seem too comfortable with blaming others for the lack of progress rather than actively pursuing a solution. Sadly that will only happen when someone is injured and the recriminations begin as to where responsibility lies. Rob Southgate
Dear Sir, Since my article in HCN December 2019 on the tunnel from the old Monastery to St Mary’s Church, I have had local people stop me to confirm its existence. I left out, how I remember, what the tunnel was constructed from and without any prompting in any way - those people confirmed the tunnel they saw was constructed in exactly the same way, two confirmations located in the Queen Street area and one in the Lady Lane / Aldham Road area. You have to remember Hadleigh’s old secrets were passed on by word of mouth to other local people and after my old grandad had passed on to me an old “Hadleigh secret”, always used to add: “Und yew unt find ut writ in any book”. Mr A. J. Whiting
Dear Sir, Further to comments in last month’s issue, I can assure Mrs Byrne that minutes of meetings held since May 2019 are available to view on the Council’s website and are also available to view as hard copies at the Council office. Staff vacancies have made it difficult to submit draft minutes to HCN on a regular basis, but the Council has submitted a regular summarised update, and Mayor’s update, and communication can only improve now that a full-time Town Council Manager is in post. Cllr Steve Allman, Hadleigh Town Council
Dear Sir, A big Thank You to Simon, Sarah and all the volunteers of the Christmas Present Trust. This was the fifth year and I have enjoyed each and every one of them. Whereas otherwise I would have been sitting at home alone in the Christmas season. We are given lovely food, drink and a present. There was also food to take home if you so wished. Kind thanks to all the people that donated towards the Trust. This could not be done without you. Wishing you all a Happy New Year. Sue Taylor
Dear Sir, On Saturday 4 January, the following volunteers turned out to take down the 58 Christmas trees along the High Street and Market Place in record time – a big thank you to all of you: Farhad Abdly, Judith Brown, Eloise and Stuart Cairns, Charlie Dawson, Neil Farrow, Mark Fernley, Joey Gilder, Lucia Johnston, Brian and Sarah Loftus, Rob Lowson, Ken Marchment, Charlie and Tom Miller, Huw Roberts, Anita Robinson, Glenn Root, Karen Tindall, Bob Vince, Angela Wiltshire and the following Hadleigh United Vets: Greg, Jody Clifford, Ben Goodchild, Ross Parker, Rowan Pritchard, Dean Skinner, James Watson and Stu Wright. Many thanks also to Mike Ager of the Kings Head for the loan of his ladder. Sarah Loftus
Hadleigh Healing Society We have all been hearing on the TV and radio the dire warnings of not changing the way we live our lives and how it affects the environment. We can all make small changes by re-cycling, buying local grown food, and thinking twice about getting in the car when it would better for us, physically, to walk that short distance. To make a big difference everyone, business, government, and industry need to make that big step to care about the environment. We need to be watchful about the pressures put on children by social media and the affect it could have on their mental well being. All these things play on the mind of families because children are our future. Our qualified registered healers are all to aware of these problems because they are parents and grandparents. If you need someone to listen to your concerns please contact us. Telephone 01473 823282 or log onto www.hadleighealingsociety.org or via Hadleigh Healing Society Facebook page
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Kersey Mill Newsletter After an incredibly busy Christmas and New Year at Kersey Mill, itâ€™s a good time to reflect on the success of 2019 as well as all the progress that has been made with the Millâ€™s restoration. Now the decorations have been removed following the Santas Workshops, we can begin to look forward to continuing work on the fourth phase of this project, which should get underway this month. We will be able to update you in further detail in our next newsletter. With well over 8000 visitors to the Mill itself during 2019, we are planning more Open Days, guided tours and events for 2020. Once again we will be hosting Drive It Day on Sunday 26th April. Planning is already underway to invite the national motor clubs as well as local car enthusiasts to display their vehicles for everyone to enjoy at this very popular family day out. On the subject of visitors, we are also pleased to welcome back the Little Egrets to Kersey Mill. The Little Egret is a small white heron with attractive white plumes on its crest, back and chest, with distinctive black legs, bill and yellow feet. Although once a very rare visitor from the Mediterranean, Little Egrets began to appear in the UK during winter months in significant numbers during the late 1980s around the South West, Welsh and East Anglian coastlines. In the following decades, due to the milder winters we are now experiencing in the UK, further colonies have arrived from western and northern France, and they are even beginning to increase their range further inland and northwards here too. For those of you who enjoy the outdoors, why not pop down to Kersey Mill on the first Wednesday of each month for a Health Walk. Meet in the main car park at the back of the site at 9.20am. The walk starts at 9.30am and lasts for 90 minutes - no booking required, just turn up! Further details regarding the Health Walks in Suffolk, our Kersey Mill Open Days and forthcoming Events can be found on our website www.kerseymill.net
Help for those most in need to remain at home Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils have approved a new Housing Assistance Policy to help residents suffering with a long-term illness adapt their homes. The councils approved the introduction of a local grant scheme, called the Minor Adaptations Grant, to offer financial support to enable residents to carry out minor adaptations to their home up to ÂŁ7,500, enabling them to remain live independently and safely in their homes for longer. Works covered within the new scheme include ramps, bathing/washing facilities, additional heating, stairlifts, key safes and wash/dry toilets. The Housing Assistance Policy, forms part of the Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG), and is specifically designed to meet specialist needs not covered by mandatory DFG without the need for applicants to be means tested. Through the scheme the councils will be able to target those most in need, who may currently not be able to live independently at home and allocate resources in a shorter time scale, allowing disabled residents to live in suitable accommodation, enabling them to live as independently as possible. The Minor Adaptations Grant supports anyone with an identified need for adaptations including those â€˜Living with Dementiaâ€™, those suffering with or caring for someone with a â€˜Terminal Illnessâ€™ or needing â€˜End of Lifeâ€™ support, or those needing quick adaptations to their home after a stay in hospital â€˜Home from Hospitalâ€™. Babergh District Councilâ€™s Cabinet Member for Housing, Cllr Jan Osborne, said: â€œWhat seem like relatively small improvements can have a major impact on someoneâ€™s quality of life. Often illness is unplanned and doesnâ€™t give residents much time to make the necessary arrangements at home. Weâ€™ve made the process for the Minor Adaptions Grant more straightforward, which should help to enable residents to leave hospital and return to the comfort of their own home quicker than they might have been able to previously.â€? The councils are encouraging residents in both districts to come forward to apply for the grants which will cover a range of adaptions including; Installing bathroom fittings, Installation of a key safe, Removing door thresholds, Installing pivot hinges, Widening doors, Installation of additional radiators, Level access showers.
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Saving money and the planet with an electric vehicle? Have you noticed something unusual in Maiden Way and Morrison’s car parks? Well, there are two new charging points for electric cars and zero-carbon motoring has now arrived in Hadleigh. Traditionally, electric motors have been associated with domestic appliances and milk floats. But currently the latest models of electric cars are demonstrably up to the job: there is something for everyone with economy models right through to highperformance vehicles. For those with concerns about range, performance and availability of charging points, there are hybrids - petrol cars which optimally combine a petrol engine with an electric motor to achieve real improvements in fuel consumption, reduced emissions and savings at the pumps. If you use renewable energy to recharge your EV at home, you can reduce your greenhouse gas emissions even further. Jack from Complete Car Services in Hadleigh says “I have definitely seen an increase in electric and hybrid vehicles passing through our garage over the last 2 years and all our customers appear to be completely happy with their vehicles” Earlier this year, HEAT member Josh Archer, bought a used Toyota Auris Hybrid to replace his ailing VW Golf. “I’m very pleased with my purchase”, he reports. “It’s easy to drive, with a 1.8 litre petrol engine: engage Power mode and the engine and motor forget all about fuel economy and you really do shift. If you opt for the Eco mode, the car will help you drive more economically and will go electric-only in slow moving urban traffic, engaging the motor alone.” That said, hybrids don’t represent the future: they’ll never deliver zero-carbon motoring as they basically run on petrol. There are other important issues that need to be resolved, such as battery recycling and components made from limited natural resources. The manufacturing of a new vehicle creates as much carbon pollution as driving it, so it's often better to keep your old car running efficiently than replacing it. If you make a car last to 200,000 miles rather than 100,000, the emissions for each mile the car does in its lifetime may drop by as much as 50%. However, if you do very high mileage or have a real gas-guzzler and are in the market for replacing your motor vehicle anytime soon, we urge you to consider the hybrid or all electric vehicles currently available. They are part of the solution that is available right now. Don’t forget to follow us on our Facebook page 'Hadleigh Environmental Action Team' or contact us by emailing us on Hadleigh.email@example.com
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THE CURRENT WAR (12A) £4.00 on the door Fuelled by the intense rivalry between electricity titans Thomas Eddison and George Westinghouse, ‘The Curent War’ tells the dramatic story of the late 19th century race to light up America and power the world. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch. As usual, we will be selling tea, coffee and choc ices during a short interval.
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The Piglet, Junior Hog is from the team that brought you The Whole Hog and The Boss Hog. This is an entry level version open to those who wish to run with children (8+years) and their family around an obstacle course, or those looking for a shorter route than the usual Whole Hog. There are two routes you can choose to take part in: 2.5km (8+yrs) 10+ obstacles. 8 to 11 year old children must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+. One adult per child. Or 4km (12+yrs) 20+ obstacles. For both we guarantee a family fun-filled day complete with obstacles, water and lots of mud! Entry starting from £12.50 plus sponsorship. Further information available at https: www.each.org.uk/piglet
Poetry Corner Ansell Memories Café Come on in, you’re sure of a warm welcome Within meet the friends of old and new Wrap your hands round a hot cup of tea or coffee Make your way to a table all set by our Sue And volunteers, with quiz papers, books and pens Cook, Val, in the kitchen, slicing and dicing To make us a lovely lunch Sometimes we have activities, painting, Turn old books into hedgehogs, chair exercises, Brian on his keyboard Hadleigh Ukele Group are a big favourite Once they start playing, toes get tapping, hands get clapping I’d like to wish you all a Happy New Year, Keep safe and warm Hope to see you soon From member, Peggy Garnham
Library Life: Connections I have often thought that it would be fun if we could see all the journeys our books made around the county. Take, for instance, a book that has been reserved: a librarian finds the book in the library it calls home, it is processed and then packed into a crate with all the others heading off that day. It has a little road trip to a central unit where all the books say goodbye to one another and are re-sorted into more crates with other titles all heading to the same place. On its arrival it is processed again and placed on a hold shelf waiting to be picked up. (Some poor titles get forgotten and wait around never being claimed until it is time for them to make the reverse journey home without ever having been read, watched or listened to. Don’t forget your reservations - they wait very patiently for you.) On a slightly less frivolous note though, we often speak of our libraries as part of our communities in which we are placed - which we are, but we are also part of something much bigger. With over 44 libraries and services throughout Suffolk, I think it is fair to say that we connect with the whole of our county. Librarians will go out of their way to help other librarians - and everything we do, ultimately, is for the people in Suffolk; whether sending your books whizzing between us and then on to you, or with the events, information and support we provide. And you are part of all that too. With your Suffolk Libraries card, you are not restricted to only visiting your home library - you can use it in any of our branches, keeping our county connected. www.suffolklibraries.co.uk Hadleigh Library, 29 High Street 01473 823778
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Local artist, Stuart Morris collaborates with the Chairman of Suffolk County Council, Councillor James Finch to support his nominated charity, Suffolk Mind In Hadleigh one of the best kept secrets is the work of the artist, Stuart Morris who has recently been persuaded to show his work at an exhibition of art at Suffolk County Council’s Endeavour House, in Ipswich. Stuart who lives and has a studio in Hadleigh is a successful artist in the commercial world. Although his work is not always available to view to the public he sells to private and commercial buyers. Stuart was invited by Council Chairman, Cllr James Finch to exhibit some of his striking artwork at the council’s headquarters as part of the Chairman’s fundraising efforts for his nominated charity, Suffolk Mind. Stuart donated a canvas as a raffle prize which raised £500 for James’s nominated charity. Endeavour House with its vast atrium provides a perfect backdrop to Stuarts paintings which are often huge and dramatic in style. His work appears colossal because of its dimensions and combined with the maelstrom of colour; it is awe inspiring. This exhibition sees canvases and paintings that are spectacular, prismatic, vibrant and vivid. They are amazingly atmospheric and can only be described as “heroic” in scale. The work is powerful, and the impact creates an incredible, spiritual sense of well-being and warmth with the most amazing turbulence of colour and image. Canvases are magnificent, captivating and totally bewitching. The work is rooted in nature and developed from a basic, fundamental connection with the patterns, cycles and rhythms of the natural world which were once instinctive in primitive man. Stuart has in the past exhibited in Bonn, Cologne, Edinburgh and London and has been featured on television. He says of his style “I like to combine contrasting forms; decoration with plain colour, the media of paint and photography, abstract and symbolic images to create landscapes simultaneously rooted in the actual places I’ve visited, but translated into the imaginary, alive with primitive references.” If you missed the exhibition, then it is expected that Stuart will be showing a further collection of his work later in the year.
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Eavesdropping can be very confusing. I thought the volunteers were celebrating having perfect eyesight when they were talking about seeing in 20 20 last month. Mum explained this year marks the start of a new decade which inspires many resolutions like getting fit - as she eyed my bulging tummy! If you want to shed those extra festive pounds don’t forget the Nayland 10K takes place on 5th July. SESAW is one of the beneficiaries of this family friendly day and dogs are welcome. The website will be launched soon for anyone wishing to register at: www.nayland10k.co.uk/ Thank you to some of our supporters who are already fit. A local group of football playing friends raised £80 which will help keep our kennels warm this winter. Thank you also to Betty’s Stitchers and Knitters and other local ladies for making blankets for me and my friends. As you can see in the photo, we couldn’t wait to snuggle into the cosy covers. Trust one of the cats to join in. More thanks to Monica, Tam and Denise for checking lots of jigsaws ready for our sales. Which reminds me, we are holding another £1 Sale on 14th March at Newton Village Hall, C10 0QS. Lots of bargains in all departments, door opens at 11am. I may not have 20 20 vision but there’s nothing wrong with my sense of smell which tells me dinner is nearly ready. Time to see what’s cooking in the kitchen for me, Kenny (the Boss) Chihuahua. Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare, Reg.Charity No.1124029, Stoke Road, Leavenheath, CO6 4PP. Tel: 01787 210888, www.sesaw.co.uk. Usually open 10-1pm Thurs-Sunday but please check before visiting
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How did we manage before disposable plastics entered the world? We wrapped food in paper, put it in cans, jars, glass and ceramic dishes. We used wooden bowls, spoons and spatulas and the average 2 parent, 3 child household only filled their waste bin once a month, if that! We can achieve the same in 2020, we just need to learn from the past. Over the course of 2020 Orchard Barn will be offering free workshops designed to learn from the past and teach us skills to live a less wasteful life, all with the opportunity for further learning and volunteering. Our first workshop will be held on Thursday 13th Feb and will be focussed on making our own tool covers, this workshop will be followed by our ‘Love Wood’ open day on Saturday 15th, where visitors will have the opportunity to get a taste of what’s to come over the rest of the year. On the 19th March you can learn the right tools skills to create your own spatula or chopsticks and go home with a new addition to your kitchen along with a sense of satisfaction and new skills that you can use in your free time, on other workshops at Orchard barn or when volunteering with us. If you’d like to find out how you can get involved and celebrate, create or volunteer with us at Orchard Barn, Ringshall, (IP14 2LY) come to our website www.orchardbarn.org.uk or drop in between 10-4 Tuesday - Thursday, or whenever our gate is open, and remember to follow us on social media for more news about upcoming workshops and events.
Play Badminton - Pay as you go Hadleigh High Leisure Centre, Highlands Road Mondays 8 to 10 pm All players welcome, help and advice on hand, equipment will be provided if necessary. Cost £5.00 per evening for adults and £4.00 for under 18s For further information call Alan Hughes 01473 823517 Hosted by the Hadleigh Badminton Club
November and December were very busy! We celebrated with lots of seasonal activities, In December we had a Christmas lunch and party and as a special treat ‘Little City’ and the Mayor came to visit along with Father Christmas. During December we visited Waterfield and Hadleigh Hall Residential homes – such a positive thing for the different generations to interact and learn from each other. We have been on nature walks and visits to the shops and Market. We even got to meet Radio Suffolk (and Santa) and sing a Christmas song live on the radio; we also participated in the Hadleigh Lighting Up ceremony with our little stall in the Guildhall. The new term sees several new children starting at Pre-School – we are now full most (mornings) – Please contact us if you would like your child to have a visit with us – we may have more spaces in the morning after Easter – We cater for children aged 18months – 5 years, we are open 8.00a.m. – 6.00p.m. We also offer Holiday clubs (2-6 years We have welcomed a new staff member to our team, Basia who has many years’ experience in the childcare sector, Rhiannon will also coming back after Easter, following Maternity leave. Our new term sees us having a big change round of furniture and resources to reflect lots of little ones in the Pre-School, we will be celebrating Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day and World Book Day (Thursday 5th March) promoting reading stories and dressing up as our favourite character from a book. By the time this goes to print we may have welcomed Megan’s little baby – we can’t wait to meet him/her. Megan will be back in the autumn following maternity leave, Find us on Facebook Hadleigh Parkside Pre-School, or call us on 01473 827702 or email on email@example.com ask for Erika or Mica to get more information on the setting
Monks Eleigh History Group On 6 January, in a change to the advertised programme, due to unforeseen circumstances, we were delighted to welcome Richard Gates who stepped in at short notice to speak about “Hendon Aerodrome,” Richard’s grandfather was general manager of the facility between 1910 and 1914 and it was especially interesting to see the many of his photographs of the early years of British aviation. Our next meeting will be on Monday 3 February when local author and historian, Ray Whitehand, will now present his talk “At The Overseer’s Door,” about the workhouses which were run by many parishes between 1570 and 1834. The group meets at Monks Eleigh Village Hall on the first Monday of each month from October to March, talks commence at 7.30pm. New members and visitors are welcome, seasonal membership costs £9.00, attendance at individual sessions is £3.00. For further details contact Jan Kelsall on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01449 744162
East Anglia Potato Day 2020 25th Anniversary Year Saturday 8th February at Stonham Barns, Stonham Aspal IP14 6AT Potato Day is a gardening event with all our customers and volunteers being gardeners who grow spuds, be it on an allotment, smallholding, garden or in pots on the patio. As well as 80+ varieties of seed potato available to buy per tuber (majority 18p), we also have onion sets and various stall-holders including Rougham Nurseries, Kings Seeds, Chip-tasting, seed-swap, second hand tools, Master-composters, Hodmedods, Stowmarket bee-keepers, NSALG, bird-box making with Ipswich Wildlife Group who also have beanpoles and pea-sticks for sale. Previous visitors over the years will remember a very cold barn with canvas walls and a clinker floor but recent building works have transformed the barn into a solid building that has doubled in size and we now have the luxury of heating, carpeted floor and, most important, indoor toilets - and plenty of room for visitors to enjoy a cup of tea and cake. Potato Day is a joint venture by members of 3 organic gardening groups, Suffolk Organic Gardeners, Norfolk Organic Group and Ipswich Organic Gardeners Group. As it is our 25th year, Bob Flowerdew, who is President of the Norfolk Group, will be opening the event this year. We open at 9.30am until 1.30pm - admission £1.50 More details on website - www.eapd.btck.co.uk
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At the halfway stage of the season both Hadleigh teams have performed reasonably well. Division 1 side, Hadleigh “A”, have won 4 games, drew 2 and lost 2, leaving them well clear of any relegation worries. They are currently placed 5th from 10 teams. Mike Emmerson is leading the way in the “averages” having won 18 of his 24 singles including 11 wins from 12 in his last four matches. Further good progress from the side will help them stay in the top half up to the end of the current season. The “Owls” in Division 3 have made similar progress and currently lie mid-table with 4 wins ,1 draw and 4 defeats. Team Secretary, Rupert Pyett, has had a sparkling run placing him in the top “averages” winning 15 from 18 played, and remaining unbeaten in his last three games. Dean Abbott has also struck form winning 10 from 15. Recently joined is new player, Paul Roman, who will be having his first taste of League action in the second half. In the League Handicap Cup both teams were beaten in second round matches. The “Owls” lost narrowly away to Britannia Cormorants with only a few points separating the sides. The “A” Team came up against the leading team is Division 3, Ipswich Sports Club “B”, and were well beaten finding the handicap system acting rather unfairly against them.
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Seniors Scramble at Stoke Maybe the greatest fun days golf during the year with 14 four man teams competing in the December Yuletide Scramble on the 16th December. No entry fee today but donations, both cash and produce, for the Sudbury Storehouse Charity - the Sudbury Foodbank. Our members certainly did the charity proud and we already have received a note from them expressing their appreciation. Well done to everyone concerned. Storehouse Charity commented “We would like to thank the SbN Senior Golfers most sincerely for their wonderful generosity in supporting families in difficulty in the Sudbury area. Your donations of food and other produce will go a long way to help families both at Christmas and in the New Year. The financial donation of £350 (plus 25% additional tax rebate) is fantastic and will help maintain the charity which is becoming increasingly expensive to run. We at Storehouse wish you and your families a very happy Christmas and, once again, many thanks for all your help” The competition was fierce with very little separating most of the teams. Full results are available on HDID.
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The people of the churches in Hadleigh are committed to praying for our town. Over the course of each year we plan to pray for every street in Hadleigh. During February we will be praying for the following streets: Week commencing Sunday 2nd February Wilson Road, The Granary, Banks Close and Dunn Close; Week commencing Sunday 9th February Woodthorpe Close and Cottesford Close; Week commencing Sunday 16th February Yeoman Crescent, Gaell Crescent and Tayler Close; Week commencing Sunday 23rd February Yeoman Way, Rousies Close and Schoorl 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Hadleigh URC Wendy Atkins 822535 email@example.com St Joseph’s RC Church Anita Rosbrook 810057 firstname.lastname@example.org St Mary’s CoE Joyce Willis 823165 email@example.com
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Hadleigh Cycling On Show 28th March All cyclists - would be or has been, fanatical or fair weather, lycra-clad or trouser-in-socks, veteran or junior – are invited to the Hadleigh Cycling on Show event on 28th March at the Ansell Centre. The event is entirely free and the aim is to encourage as many people to get out on bikes this year. We will be offering bike checks and advice on how to get around town or travel further afield. We will demonstrate the latest electric bikes and show you how to repair a puncture. There will be a chance to enrol for the Junior Club or find out about our social rides. Individual membership is £12.50. As an extra incentive to join this year, the Club has set aside £1000 to support activities which promote cycling in the town and enhance the experiences of individual members (or groups) wishing to participate in cycling-related endeavours. In the meantime, why not try our Sunday morning social rides from the George starting at 9am, weather permitting. Adults and “capable children accompanied by an adult” are all welcome. The distance is around 25 miles. Check out our Facebook page. Visit www.hadleighcyclingclub.co.uk or connect with the club via Facebook: Hadleigh Cycling Club @HadleighCycling.
Hadleigh Hares Suffolk Cross Country Championships The Suffolk Cross Country Championships were held in early January at Culford School near Bury St Edmunds. First up was Daniel Cooper in the under 13 boys category, Daniel ran very well and battled right to end in a competitive race. Next to run were the Senior Women. Alice Heather Hayes finished in the top ten and won County Gold (V40 category) Rachel Bodsworth continued her return to form to finish 31st and Sam Cooper ran incredibly well to win a County bronze medal (V50). In the men’s race Scott Ramsey booked his place in the Suffolk squad finishing in an excellent 3rd place overall. There were County medals for John Scaife (V45 Silver) and Mat Blacoe (V50 Bronze) who, together with John Jousiffe and Steve Hunt finished in a very respectable 5th place overall in the County team event. Springfield Cross Country We had a good turnout for the Springfield Cross Country event which is the third of 6 events in our league. 3 juniors ran very well Thomas Davis, Ella Bodsworth & Elena Cooke. Our ladies team continued to do well finishing in 4th place overall helped by a fantastic 1st place for Laura Hubbard. Snetterton 10k A large group of Hadleigh Hares completed the Snetterton 10k which is held on the race track. The flat/fast course provided a good opportunity of PB’s for Dean Wright, Kevin Scutcher, Amy Plumbly and Samantha Tapp. Scott Ramsey came in 1st position overall in a great time of 33.00 mins despite being sent the wrong way at one point! And Laura Hubbard was second overall female.
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Hadleigh United Football Club First Team Round Up Our mixed season of results has continued we sees us at time of writing these notes rooted to the bottom of the table following on from our victory at home over Walsham on Dec 7th a trip to Wroxham a week later saw us returned empty handed as we lost 4-0 to one of the better teams in the league Our last match before Xmas home to Newmarket was postponed due to a rather waterlogged pitch, but we were able to put the match against Brantham on the following Saturday, some wish we had not as we lost 2-0. Our first match of the New Year saw a long trip to Godmanchester should really have been called ‘Godmudchester’ due the somewhat rather muddy pitch which did not allow good passing football however we did grind out a 1-1 draw courtesy of Joel Glover, before Joel scored in our next match at home to Mildenhall his goal not enough to see us go down fighting in a 2-1 defeat. Manager Christian Appleford has appointed Steve Holder as his Assistant Manager and we also welcome new signings Tom Woerndl, Jake Green & Matt Hayden, the latter scoring a debut goal at Thetford in our 2-2 with Kris Rose the other scorer. Reserve Team Round Up With no matches after their 3-2 victory over Cornard in the Chell Trophy on 10th December, who were their first opponents in the New Year 4th January - 3 guesses - Cornard Reserves and this time round we were 2 goals up at half time the second half saw another 7 goals as we ran out winning 6-3. Tuesday 7th January could we continue our winning streak against visitors Diss Town well we scored twice in the first 25 minutes but allowed Diss back in to see a 2-2 half time scoreline. Diss proved the stronger in the second half scoring twice more to take the points. With the first team at Thetford on the 18th Thetford Reserves travelled to the Millfield with 2 up at the interval then scoring 5 more in the second half as we put them under the cosh. Veterans Teams 5th January both Teams were in action at home with the Vets losing their first match of the season going down 4-2 against a strong Trimley Sports & Social Club outfit, meanwhile the Brettsiders were hosting Somersham where we ran out 6-0 winners. Sunday 19th, both teams at home again this time the Vets went goal crazy in their match beating AFC Thurlow 12-0 in a Cup match, Greg Hills & Ben Goodchild hat-tricks, Simon Hyde (2), 1 each by David Spraggons, Trevor Bygate, Sean Fenton & Dan Chinnery. Unfortunately the Brettsiders last 1-0 in extra time in their League Shield match against Bury Town. February Matches First Team Saturday 1st away Walsham-le-Willows, Saturday 8th away Whitton Utd, Saturday 15th Home Kirkley & Pakefield, Saturday 29th home Ely City. Reserves Saturday 1st home Stowmarket Town, Saturday 8th home Halstead Town, Tuesday 11th home Whitton Utd, Saturday 15th away Halstead Town, Saturday 22nd away Thetford, Tuesday 25th home Woodbridge Senior Reserve Cup Quarter final. Under 18’s Weds 5th home Coplestonians, Thurs 13th away Framlingham, Thurs 20th Away Ipswich Wanders, Thurs 27th Away Woodbridge. Veterans Sun 2nd Bretts away Martlesham, Sun 9th Vets away Cockfield & Bretts home Gt Blakenham, Sun 23rd Vets home Ipswich Revolution & Bretts home Coplestonians. www. hadleigh-utd.co.uk Facebook: hadleigh united football club -official
The Arts Society - South Suffolk The Arts Society South Suffolk offers a stimulating monthly lecture programme delivered by experts on all aspects of the Arts. Lectures take place at 2 pm at The Quay Theatre, Sudbury on the 3rd Tuesday each month (excepting July/August or December). Membership is £43 pa for 9 lectures; a quarterly Arts magazine plus the additional option of visiting Places of Interest during the year. To join visit our website www.tassouthsuffolk.org.uk to find out more and to contact Membership Organiser, Pauline Cardwell. Or if preferred telephone 01787 228482 email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or enjoy a free taster session with voucher below: VOUCHER to admit 1 person (valid for 2pm lecture only) THE ROYAL JEWELS & THE AMERICAN HEIRESS Antique Treasures for the New World QUAY THEATRE SUDBURY at 2 pm 18th February 2020 With the turbulent times between 1870 and 1929 leading to the collapse of the European and Russian Monarchies, countless astonishing art and jewel collections were dispersed, looted or stolen. Many of these treasures were acquired by America’s new millionaires, intent on creating their own collections. In turn, many American heiresses who married into the British aristocracy brought their treasure with them. However, with the decline of the British Empire and aristocratic power and wealth, much of this treasure passed to the great museums of the world for all to enjoy. Lecturer: Andrew Prince having had a passion for jewellery from a small child, started work at 16 yrs with Antiques Roadshow expert Ian Harris before joining renowned contemporary jeweller Elizabeth Gage. He has designed & made jewellery for the film industry.
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