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November 2019

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Spade in the ground for new pool Work is underway, after ground was broken on the new £2.4m swimming pool at Hadleigh Pool and Leisure. As part of a £2.4m investment by Babergh District Council, with £200,000 of funds provided by Hadleigh Town Council and a Sports England grant (£150k), Hadleigh Pool and Leisure will have a new pool, expected to be completed in summer 2020. The development will be completed by Rose Builders and will include a brand new pool with five 25 metre lanes, disabled access, changing places toilet and shower facility, sauna and spectator seating. All existing facilities including the current pool will remain open and unaffected during most of the works. The existing pool will be demolished towards the end of the project once the new building has been connected to the existing centre. The area will then be re-landscaped into park land, resulting in no net loss of open space. Tracey Loynds, Development Director for Abbeycroft Leisure, said: “We are all about inspiring a healthier you and recognise that we need to improve our customer experience with modern fit for purpose facilities. This is a great investment for us and for the people of Hadleigh and will go a long way to supporting our community to get more active.” Cllr Derek Davis, Babergh District Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “Providing new community leisure facilities in Babergh is a real priority for us and it’s great that work is now starting in Hadleigh to do just that. “This work takes a huge step in helping our residents of today remain healthy and active, as well as ensuring that future generations can enjoy our leisure facilities over the coming years.”


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Collaboration – A better approach to separation Separating from a partner can be an extremely difficult time both emotionally and financially. In the past, the more traditional approach to Divorce has been for the parties to resolve their differences in the courtroom, but increasingly, with court delays, this process can often lead to increased stress and cost to both parties. The premise of dealing with separation ‘collaboratively’ is for the parties to agree to achieve a settlement through collaboration as opposed to making an application to the Family Court. In the collaborative process, each party instructs a specialist, collaboratively trained divorce lawyer and all negotiations and decision making takes place in a series of four way meetings attended by both parties and their divorce solicitors. Control is given back to the parties in the divorce to set their own timetable and agenda for these meetings rather than a timetable being imposed by the court. As the parties have a direct input into the agenda they will each be able to discuss issues most pressing to them. It is possible to bring in experts to the four way meetings, where required, such as Independent Financial Advisers to ensure that both parties have the correct assistance to help them make important decisions for the benefit of their family. There is far more flexibility in the Collaborative process than the more traditional court process and so it can often lead to a speedier resolution of issues and therefore reduced legal fees. If the parties have children it is essential that communication is maintained to enable the parents to be able to co-parent their children when they have completed the divorce process. One of the benefits of collaboration is being able to keep the children at the forefront of all discussions in the hope that the impact of the divorce on the children can be minimised. There is still the obligation on the both parties to provide full disclosure of their financial positions to enable the parties to be fully informed before making any decisions. However, the process of providing this information is more informal and less restrictive. Ultimately, the collaborative divorce process hopefully ends with an agreement being reached between the parties which they have both worked towards together rather than a decision being imposed upon them. Holmes & Hills Solicitors’ team includes Sue Wardropper, a specialist collaborative divorce solicitor. If you are interested in learning more about a collaborative approach to separation, call Holmes & Hills Solicitors. Holmes & Hills Solicitors, 96 North Street, Sudbury, CO10 1RF Call 01787 275275

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August 2008 to October 2019 The past 18 months Burt was struggling with a Unilateral Perineal Hernia. Although he had an operation to repair the hernia on 5th February 2018. Unfortunately the hernia came back after 5 weeks, so the rest of his time he appeared to be OK. Burt stayed at home for the next 9 months although he could still run about and chase cats out of the garden. But I new sooner or later the hernia would cause more problems and I would lose him. Burt was a very well liked dog and actually older than most people thought at 11yrs and 6 weeks. I am now looking for another Border Collie, so if you hear of one please let me know. Jerry Oxford



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Hadleigh On Show - The Community Shows Why We Love Living In Hadleigh

Hadleigh is a small town with a big heart and that clearly showed as 1,300 visitors flocked to Hadleigh on Show, the town’s first large-scale community day. The event took place on Saturday 5th October and was an overwhelming success. All the halls of the Town Hall and the whole of St Mary’s Church thronged with chatter and excitement as 81 Hadleigh groups used the occasion to talk about their organisation’s activities. The show was opened at 10am by Bowza, Hadleigh’s hero dog, assisted by Kathryn Grandon, Hadleigh District Councillor and Babergh District Council Chairman. There were already queues waiting to visit the Show and soon all the rooms were filled with visitors who came from the whole district to find out about activities in the town. Everyone was astounded to see how much our town has to offer and the friendly, happy atmosphere was just amazing. Hadleigh on Show was organised entirely by volunteers and was the largest event in Suffolk Action Week (for volunteers). The Hadleigh on Show organising committee comprised: Ian Grutchfield, Glen Abbassi, Jan Devey, Kathryn Grandon, Jess Janas, Stuart Service, Liz Wilson and Anita Young, and on the day about 30 additional crew assisted. Ian Grutchfield, lead organiser, said: “It has been fantastic to see the enthusiasm of the town for our first event. We are very grateful to our sponsors, especially Hadleigh Thrift Shop, without whom we could not have held such a successful event. We are thrilled that so many groups have exhibited and so many people visited, it is more than we expected.” As well as 81 groups exhibiting, there was a full day of entertainment – including Hadleigh Ukulele Group, Hadleigh High School and perhaps the highlight – a vintage fashion show, showing fashion from 1950s to date. All four Hadleigh schools exhibited and there were music, sports, history, dancing, singing, voluntary and so many other groups showing. Many had great success: Gloria Powell MBE, Leader of the Brownies and Guides, was delighted to have found a new leader and new recruits and thought it was a great opportunity to demonstrate that Guides is about much more than crafts; the Ukulele Group had an opportunity to show the wide range of music they could play and the Archive group had many people interested in finding out about Hadleigh’s history. St Mary’s Church was delighted to fill the Church with community groups. Roger Young, a Benton Street resident, commented: “What a wonderful event you all staged. It was faultless. Well done. You have achieved the display of the Hadleigh activities as never before. Having lived in, and around, Hadleigh for over 45years, I am now aware of activities that I never knew existed. It was superbly well organised. I can guess how much effort went into the organisation. It was a great success. It should be repeated on a regular basis. Hadleigh is on the up, thanks to your initiative. I can't thank you all enough.” A video of the day will soon be up to view on YouTube.

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Chairman Councillor Kathryn Grandon, Councillor Clive Arthey and former Councillors Peter Holbrook, Nick Ridley and Tony Bavington attended the unveiling of the plaque and the presentation of the flagpole into the care of the Hadleigh Sea Scouts last month. Babergh District Chairman Cllr K Grandon said “My son Sebastian was a Cub and Scout at Hadleigh Sea Scout troop and I have kept in touch with the leaders over the years. We wanted the flagpole to go to a really good home, and Councillors felt that having a flag in Hadleigh was important. I am delighted we have been able to pass on the flagpole and flags to the Scouts and keep the flag flying in the district.� Former Cllr Peter Holbrook said: “Over the years I have travelled around Europe and noticed that lots of towns and villages flew their national flag. I felt that it would be wonderful to do the same in my district. I raised it with my fellow Councillors at the time and we decided to personally fund a flagpole and the national flag here in Hadleigh, to be located at the Council offices in Hadleigh. When the Council relocated we wanted to make sure that we did not lose the chance to fly the flag in Hadleigh so I was delighted to hand over the care of the Hadleigh flagpole and flags to the Hadleigh Sea Scouts and I’m very confident that they will remain in good hands.� The Chairman, current and past Councillors joined the Hadleigh Sea Scouts to witness the unveiling of a commemorative plaque, and the presentation of the flagpole with three essential flags; the Union, George and Armed Forces flags were presented to Scout Leader James Pitcher by Peter Holbrook.

Suffolk Bereavement Support (SBS) ‘Easing loss through group support’ Recently bereaved or experiencing a delayed reaction? Are you in need of help and support? Why not join a small group sharing bereavement issues? Groups are led by an experienced facilitator creating a warm, safe environment in which to explore the many aspects of loss. Groups are held in Hadleigh (afternoon) and Capel St Mary (evening) and are free to Suffolk residents. We are a small local independent bereavement charity. Main funders: through Suffolk Community Foundation and the support of Suffolk County Councillor Mick Fraser. Suffolk Community Action Registration No. CAS2398/16 For more details or to reserve a place contact Patrick or Margaret Tel: 01473 824066 (new number); 07469 201337



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If the answer to the above was ‘Me two front teeth!’ or ‘You - ooh baby!’ well I hope you are now dancing like no-one’s watching round your front room. In fact, all we want for Christmas is YOU! Whether you would like to nominate yourself, or a friend or neighbour, we would love to hear from you. And thank you, if you came to speak to us at the Hadleigh on Show event in October, or supported us in any way with the celebrity auction. You may or may not have heard of us - we are The Christmas Present Trust, and we provide a traditional meal for people in Hadleigh and the surrounding areas who, for whatever reason, cannot be with family or friends at this time. We are an independent organisation, not affiliated to any political or religious organisation and we do not hold charity status. However, we are able to put on this event for free thanks to the amazing generosity of Hadleigh businesses and individuals, together with the incredible army of volunteers we have, without whom this would not be possible. We are now entering our fifth year, and last year we catered for 115 people on Christmas Day. Our motto is that there is always room at the inn… So here’s how it works. On Christmas Eve we set the scene at the Ansell Centre, music playing, mince pies doing the rounds and lots of festivity as we set the tables, dress the trees, and turn a blank canvas into something of a winter wonderland. On Christmas Day, we serve a traditional meal, with other dietary options available, to our guests and volunteers, and then provide an afternoon of entertainment. On Boxing Day, we dismantle all the decorations (boo!) but there is plenty of fun to be had with nibbles and wine, not to mention the odd seasonal song. Altogether now ‘Oh I wish it could be Christmas every day!’ Actually, no I don’t, because that would involve peeling one enormous mountain of sprouts! If you think you would something you would like to be involved with, in whatever capacity, as a guest, a volunteer, an entertainer maybe, please do get in touch with us in whatever form of contact suits you best. We can be found on Facebook at Alternatively, please feel free to email or phone us on 01473 829246 We look forward to hearing from you, Sarah and Simon Thompson

Hadleigh Stars Gymnastics Club Who can believe that a year has passed since we open the doors of Birch Farm to the members of Hadleigh Stars. We have trebbled our members since last September and now offer termly pre-school and after school recreational classes on Monday through to Saturday. We have parent toddler drop in sessions four days a week, a semi-structured class on Thursdays for children aged 18 - 36 months, our SEN group work on Saturday morning and over 50 children are signed up to our elite programme. This term we have started a new “tumbling group” on Friday evenings and have spaces available for children who have some gymnastics experience and would like to learn back flicks and somersaults. Congratulations to all elite gymnasts who competed in the County levels competition in September and the County floor and vault competition in October. We are really proud of you all and can see so much improvement every time you compete. Well done to Nicole Peddelty, Alice Reily, Brecon Bamsey, Darcy Emsden, Lily-Jane Perry, Evie Cooper, Effy Turner, Leila Herbig and Phoebe Emsden who all medalled at these events. We close completely over Christmas, but during other school holidays we offer structured classes and free play sessions for members and non-members Please see our website to book a place for your child. Our timetable of classes continues to grow so to keep up to date on developments please follow us on facebook or on our website For specific details please call us on 01473 652155

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Safari, Culture & Islands of the Indian Ocean 9th November South Africa. Spectacular coastlines, breath taking mountains, National Parks and private game reserves abundant with wildlife. This is a country just waiting to be explored. Sri Lanka. White sands, soaring mountains and elephants. Tea plantations and bountiful wildlife make this an unforgettable land. The Maldives. A myriad of tiny islands blessed with relatively deserted beaches of soft powder-white sand & surrounded by shallow, brilliant blue lagoons. Thailand. An enchanting country where the people are warm and friendly with breathtaking scenery. A land of ancient temples, tantalising cuisine, pristine beaches and tropical rainforests.

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Mauritius. Year-round sunshine, beautiful beaches and outstanding Mauritian hospitality. The turquoise Indian Ocean offers crystal lagoons and palmfringed beaches. Take a catamaran in the sunset to view dolphins, explore the abundant flora in the botanical gardens or sample Mauritian street food. The Seychelles. Granite and coral islands, each with its own captivating character and charm harbour rare marine turtles and shoals of jewel bright tropical fish. The Seychelles is a unique and enchanting place. Complimentary presentations throughout the morning at Travel Stop, 57 High Street, Hadleigh. To reserve your place email or call 01473 828728

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Acupuncture Clinic Kersey Mill Stress is a growing problem in the modern world, people are realising that if they want to be genuinely healthy and break the cycle they are in, then it’s going to take more than pills, back adjustments, a “killer” workout plan or a “healthy” diet. They want more. They don’t want the temporary fixes that their current approach offers – they want liberation from them… they want to feel what it means to be truly healthy and realise their full potential! Patients have Chinese medicine acupuncture at my clinic for a variety of issues and often times the transformation extends into their lives in ways they never thought possible. If you are struggling with anxiety, stress, pain, fertility or any other health problem book in for a free consultation at the clinic monday-friday including evenings and find out how I can help you. Acupuncture & Wellness Unit 1, Stone Street, Kersey Mill, Kersey, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7 6DP 07717 314961

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In Blue Planet 2, David Attenborough showed a mother whale carrying her dead baby that died through ingesting plastic. The next morning, hair salons saw a big increase in clients wanting to know that their hairdressers were doing their bit for the environment and climate crisis. Lee Ashford, owner of Hadleighâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hair Lounge, is doing her bit. When you hear about businesses with a negative impact on the environment, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easier to imagine heavy machinery than hairdressing. Yet hairdressing, both as a sector and as an individual activity, has a massive impact. There are 40,000 hairdressers in the UK, using high levels of energy, chemicals and water. Non-recyclable waste from towels, wipes, single-use plastics and foils are the result of our growing appetite for the beauty industry, fuelled by media and big business who play on our insecurities. Hairdressers are keepers of secrets, often establishing long-term relationships of trust with a client, which positions them as social influencers. Lee clearly lays out her vision for looking after the planet in her Hadleigh salon, by carefully sourcing ethical styling products. She has brought in reusable latex gloves, biodegradable capes, tap water, eco-friendly flooring and chairs, energy-efficient lighting, plants, refillable shampoo bottles, efficient dryers and even eco toilet-paper. Small changes, big results. Perhaps the most important commitment Lee has made is to install eco shower heads on wash units, which reduce water use by 50%. There are many products that are better for the environment, not because they have â&#x20AC;&#x153;organicâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;ecoâ&#x20AC;? on the label, but because they reduce the need for hot water. Did you know the average showerhead uses 11 litres of water per minute? Taking a maximum of five-minute showers for a whole year would save as much CO2 as is absorbed annually by half an acre of forest (the area in which you could park about 75 cars). Choose to shampoo your hair twice a week, with a smaller amount of shampoo and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll use annually around 600 litres of water, significantly reduce your carbon footprint, and save the planet, one blow-dry at a time. This month we nominate Lee Ashford, assisted by The Hair Lounge team, as our Eco Hero. Tell us what you or somebody you know is doing to help the Environment and you could be our â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Eco Hero of the Monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: send your replies to C. McKissock at


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Pause For Thought In recent years the television â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Goggleboxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; has become popular and launched some ordinary people into the lower realms of celebrity. On this show, as a viewer, you watch other people watching television with their friends or family. While this idea may seem crazy, it can be an incredibly funny and entertaining show. However, while Gogglebox does give the impression that as a viewer you are being drawn into the conversation, and know the people on the screen, you are actually still distant from what is going on and even more distant from the events they are talking about. We watch what is going on from a distance. A number of years ago a variety of musical artists sung the song, â&#x20AC;&#x153;From a distance.â&#x20AC;? That song speaks about how the world looks and how people interact with each other and it says this about God, â&#x20AC;&#x153;God is watching us, God is watching us, God is watching usâ&#x20AC;Ś from a distance.â&#x20AC;? The song says to us that God has a Gogglebox kind of interaction with people, whereas the Bible teaches this, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lord is close to the broken-hearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit.â&#x20AC;? Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not looking on passively from a distance, he comes close and he gets involved. Perhaps as we begin to get close to the Christmas season itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth looking into how God did this in the most remarkable way. Pastor Chris Todd

In memory of the late John Caley I would like to thank the residents of Canterbury Gardens who gave me a donation in memory of John. The total raised was ÂŁ63.00 for Dementia UK Charity. Many Thanks, Marguerite Russo

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YEARLY MEETING Friday 15th November 2019 at 7.00 pm Jane Haylock will present a short history of English embroidery from 8th â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 21st Century A short business meeting will precede the talk Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served.

The Cock Inn, Hadleigh Did you know that The Cock Inn in Hadleigh accommodates the town’s only bar billiards table. What is bar billiards some might question. Well, it’s a genteel, addictive and frustrating game (ask the landlord). It is believed to have originated from Belgium in the 1920’s and the table at The Cock dates back to around that time. The table is made of a flat piece of slate covered in green felt, similar to a pool or snooker table. The big difference is that there are no pockets but there are 9 holes sunk into the surface. Each hole has its own score , from 10 to 200points, depending on its position of difficulty. There is also the added fun of a wooden peg being placed at the front of each hole. The idea is to pot the balls into the holes without knocking down a peg. A fallen peg results in either your break score being cancelled or indeed you total score, meaning you lose points and may even have to start again. There are white balls and one red ball, the latter doubles the points gained when you pot the ball. The balls are returned each time they are potted though after 15 to 20 minutes of starting the game the internal bar drops down and no more balls are returned. The player with highest score wins! Its very different to snooker or pool as you normally try to pot the que ball rather that the ball you are playing off. The Cock plays in the Sudbury league and won it in 2018,. Matches are every Thursday evening during the season, which started in early October. The table is available for all to play and is playable most days except for the live music afternoon and evenings. It’s one pound to play and apparently that’s an increase on the 6d fee in 1933. Mind you a pint of beer was on 4d in those days! Pool players need not be disappointed as there is a nice pool table in The Cock Inn’s public bar for budding pool enthusiast. Available most days and evenings excluding Monday evenings, due to the Hadleigh Winter Dart League that started on the 21st October. It’s a pound a game too, but unfortunately the pub has run out of the 4d beer. Finally, Hadleigh now has its very own Open Mic night. It’s at the Cock Inn every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. Performers can simply bring along their instrument(s) and plug in to the in-house sound system. It’s a proper Open Mic, so no i-phone or tablet recordings allowed. It all starts at 8.30pm and is organized by Ray, base guitar player with Blue Sapphire. The Cock Inn, 89 George Street, Hadleigh Tel 01473 879907

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Hadleigh U3A The Hadleigh U3A are pleased to welcome John Rayner who will be giving his talk entitled, 'Travels in Australia' at our monthly meeting on the 11th November at 2.30pm at the United Reform Church in Market Place. If you are retired or semi-retired and would like to know more about the U3A and what it can offer you, please feel free to come along to the talk, pick up some information and meet us all.

Hadleigh & Boxford Patient Participation Group Prescription items no longer routinely prescribed in primary care NHS England has announced recommended guidance for certain low value treatments to no longer be provided on the NHS. Last year 1.1 billion prescription items were dispensed in primary care at a cost of £9.2billion. Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group spent £1m on prescribed paracetamol alone last year. Across England there is a lot of variation in what is being prescribed and to whom. Often patients are receiving medicines which have been proven to be ineffective or in some cases dangerous, and for which there are other more effective, safer and cheaper alternatives For low value medicines, NHS England consulted on a list of 18 treatments, drawn up with GPs and pharmacists, deemed to be ineffective, over-priced and of low clinical value. Of the 18, NHS England has agreed these treatments should no longer be routinely prescribed: • Homeopathy – no clear or robust evidence to support its use • Herbal treatments – no clear or robust evidence to support its use • Omega-3 Fatty Acid Compounds (fish oil) – essential fatty acids which can be obtained through diet, low clinical effectiveness • Co-proxamol – pain killer which has had its marketing authorisation withdrawn due to safety concerns • Rubefacients (excluding topical NSAIDS) – warming muscle rub products, limited evidence • Lutein and Antioxidants – used to treat the eye condition age related macular degeneration , low clinical effectiveness • Glucosamine and Chondroitin – used for joint pain, low clinical effectiveness NHS England has issued guidance to GPs and CCGs to remove ineffective, unsafe and low clinical value treatments, such as some dietary supplements herbal treatments and homeopathy, and restricting the use of a further 11. They anticipate that this will save up to £141 million a year across England. NHS England also plans a consultation on the prescribing of some ‘over the counter’ products. Areas include those that: • Can be purchased over the counter, and sometimes at a lower cost than that which would be incurred by the NHS – paracetamol is an average of four times as expensive when provided on prescription by the NHS, compared to when it is purchased in pharmacies or supermarkets. It can costs around £34 for 32 on prescription including dispensing and GP consultation fees • Treat a condition that is considered to be self-limiting, so does not need treatment as it will heal/be cured of its own accord, such as a common cold. • Treat a condition which could be managed by self-care, i.e. that the person does not need to seek medical care or could visit a pharmacist. Some over the counter products currently prescribed are quickly and easily available in community pharmacies where the public can also ask for an NHS consultation with a pharmacist if they are unsure about what treatment they need for minor conditions. For information about the Patient Participation Group, or to join our on-line Virtual Group, please email: or visit the Practice Website


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A Rising Star at Gotelee The Legal 500 UK client directory is published each year at the end of September and provides a benchmark for law firms across East Anglia. This year Gotelee Solicitors celebrates sixteen top three positions across all areas of law which is a tremendous achievement for the Suffolk firm. Associate Kay Baker, based in the Hadleigh office has particular reason to celebrate. Kay has been commended as a ‘Rising Star’ by the Legal 500 UK for her work in relation to Wills, trusts and probate. ‘Associate, Kay Baker in Hadleigh is the standout practitioner and clients remark that she is 'an excellent lawyer combining legal expertise with empathy to achieve a solution to some of the most complicated scenarios'. “I am delighted to be recognised by the industry this year. I really enjoy my work, helping the Hadleigh community and meeting local people.” Adding yet another string to her bow, Kay has also recently qualified as a mediator which means she can help families and businesses work through disputes as an impartial third party with the aim of coming to an agreement outside of court. “Mediation has a high success rate, most disputes being resolved in a day which is a real contrast to some court or tribunal cases which can take months to reach a conclusion. It is immensely satisfying to bring difficult circumstances or deadlock within families to an end. We are a family first firm and to be able to provide a mediation service is very relevant to the Gotelee values” said Kay. Gotelee has maintained a consistent position in the region, well known for its level of service and with leading lawyers in corporate and commercial, employment, crime, clinical negligence, commercial property, transport and private client work. “We are delighted for Kay and the team in the Hadleigh who work extremely hard.” concludes Peter Crix, Senior Partner. Together with Age UK Suffolk, Kay Baker and team will be hosting a seminar – Time Well Spent at Hintlesham Golf Club on Tuesday 26 November. The seminar will cover planning for later life and the provision of care in Suffolk. If you would like to join us, please contact, telephone 01473 552507

Playstation Pre-School We have had a busy start to the new academic year and all of our children have enjoyed our topic work. This has included numbers and dressing up and making biscuits for Halloween. Christmas is always a busy time for everyone and we have lots of craft and play activities planned which we hope the children will enjoy, not forgetting our end of term Christmas party. The fundraising focus this year is to raise money for an interactive white board and we have set a target of £500. Thank you to everyone who joined us at Hadleigh Stars Gymnastics Club last Summer raising £80 and starting the funds for this item. Money contributed on Halloween dress up day has gone into the pot as has a percentage from the Christmas card orders. We have a children’s photographer at Playstation on the morning of Saturday 16th November. As this goes to print we have five slots available, please contact us if you are interested in attending. We will receive a percentage of all orders made to the photography company too. Finally, we have some availability in the afternoons so if you would like a childfree day to do your Christmas shopping, why not book your child in for an extra session? If you would like to enquire about places at Playstation we can be contacted at Please telephone Playstation on 824271 for enrolment details, a prospectus or to arrange a visit

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All rosettes at The Bildeston Crown The Bildeston Crown’s chef/patron Chris Lee celebrated last month when, once again, the AA recognised him as a 3 AA Rosettes chef. The Rosette scheme is a long established recognition scheme operated by the AA. Approximately 10% of all restaurants across the UK are of a standard to attain one rosette making up 50% of the AA Restaurant Guide; only 10% of the hotels and restaurants within the Guide will have three rosettes and above. What is a little unusual in Chris’s case is that this is the third time that he has won this sought-after status. The rosettes are awarded to the chef and not the restaurant and so if for any reason the awarded chef steps down from the role, James Buckle, Hayley Lee, the rosettes are suspended and the Chris Lee restaurant (and its new chef) needs to start the application process again. Chris was first awarded 3 rosettes back in 2007. The rosettes were then suspended when in 2013 Chris and his wife Hayley joined Philip Turner to start up The Chestnut Group. However, within a year, Chris had been awarded 3 AA Rosettes for Chestnut’s first hostelry near Newmarket. Then in September 2015 Chris and Hayley returned to The Bildeston Crown to run the business as their own and started all over again. “I can’t deny it. To have 3 AA Rosettes, once more, is just simply amazing. Food is my passion and my life and this award means a great deal to all of us who have worked hard to ensure that The Bildeston Crown is known far and wide The Bildeston Crown team celebrate as a destination for great at the AA Awards locally-sourced food and attentive service. It may seem as though I keep letting these rosettes slip through my fingers but now that the Bildeston Crown is our very own business, I intend holding on to the three of these rosettes very tightly indeed.”

Thankyou Thank you to all the lovely people who flocked to Hadleigh Craft Group’s Macmillan Coffee Morning on Tuesday 24th September. Craft Group members had worked hard to make a dazzling display of cakes and crafts and to decorate the hall. They organised book stalls, craft sales, raffle and tombola. “Honorary members” assisted by producing stunning floral arrangements for the tables and running a super Succulents stall. Despite the very damp weather, the Ansell Centre was packed with people enjoying coffee and cake and browsing the numerous stalls. A huge raffle was held with wonderful prizes generously donated from near and far. The fantastic sum of £1389 was raised. Thank you again to everyone who helped us.

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Three Day Christmas Shopping Event at Labels To Love Come and join us at our Christmas Shopping Event from Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th November. It is an expensive and hectic time so to help things along we are offering 15% discount off clothes and accessories and 10% off lingerie, swimwear and shapewear. We have eveningwear including long dresses and separates, knitwear and if you’ve a holiday planned, swimwear from Fantasie and Miriclesuit. Bra fittings will be available and appointments can be made through the website, by email or by phoning the shop. We also stock Chamos tights and stockings and have now added an Opaque 60 denier tight to our collection. You can get everything in one place, unique shopping from top-to-toe. 24 High Street, Hadleigh, Suffolk IP7 5AP Tel: 01473 807052 • 07899 773593.

Doreen (Dee) Byham John and family wish to thank all who attended Dee’s funeral and for their support during our time of grief. Your donations were generous and known donations totalled £850 and were forwarded to Macmillan Cancer Trust. Forever in our hearts. With many thanks, Tenille Bensley-Byham

Osteopaths don’t just treat bones and backs... Hadleigh Osteopaths have been established in the Hadleigh for over 25 years and specialise in the Osteopathic treatment of all joint and muscle conditions, (including back pain, sciatica and sports injuries), as well as providing acupuncture in the Sudbury Clinic at The Kingfisher. When a patient has a bad back or an injury to a joint, there will be problems as-sociated with the other structures, such as the muscles and ligaments, or discs and cartilages. These are the structures and tissues that are more likely to re-spond to a manual therapy approach such as osteopathy. It is for this reason that osteopaths are trained to treat all musculoskeletal skeletal injuries, not just bones, and not just backs. We are capable of treating all types of joint problems, from the top of the head, (including some types of headache), to the tip of the toes, and all the joints in between. The term “osteopath” is really a bit of a misnomer for what we do. “Osteo” means to do with bone, and “Pathos” indicates a disease. Despite the title “osteopath” we do not “just treat bones”. We are trained to recognise all sorts of potential diseases and pathologies, in order to know when to treat and when to refer patients on for investigations or medical intervention. Indeed, if an osteo-path suspects that there is an actual boney pathology, they will usually refer this on to a doctor for appropriate medical investigation or treatment. The human skeleton is made up of approximately 206 bones. From the long femoral bone in the thigh, to the tiny auditory ossicles in the ear, the boney structure of our bodies functions in the most amazing way. The skeleton offers support by having a mobile column of vertebrae, with the skull and rib cage for protection of our important nervous system and internal or-gans, and our axial skeleton allows our limbs to hang from our shoulder and pel-vic girdles, giving us our dexterity and the capacity for locomotion. However, the skeletal system cannot function alone. Without the ligaments to connect bone to bone, and the muscles to act across the joints, or the nervous system to give information and feedback, we would really just be a pile of bones. If you have any type of joint problem or a soft tissue injury, why not see if we can help. We don’t just treat bones and we don’t just treat backs. We treat people! 07770 746224 Hadleigh Osteopaths, Hadleigh Pool and Leisure, Stonehouse Road



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‘Tis the Season to be JOLLY! The Jolly Meat Company will once again be offering a fantastic range of locally sourced produce this Christmas, and their Christmas order book is now open. Back by popular demand for 2019 is their Christmas Meat Feast which includes either a 12lb Suffolk Free Range Turkey or 3 Ribs of Beef. 3lb of Beef Brisket or 3lb of Pork Loin plus, a 3lb Smoked Gammon, 16 Chipolatas, 8 Traditional Pork Sausages, 1lb Streaky Bacon and 1lb of Sausage Meat all for just £120.00. The Jolly Meat Company pride themselves on supplying locally sourced, high welfare meat, and their Free Range Bronze Turkeys are from Mill Green Farm in Stonham Aspal, Suffolk. The Turkeys are all are raised on the farm with plenty of fresh air, space and sunshine. They have roomy sheds to call their own, and given plenty of space in their overnight sheds, which are regularly topped up with fresh straw. They are then hand plucked and hung in the traditional manner to mature the meat before being carefully prepared for the oven by hand. The Jolly Meat Company will also be supporting the local Primary School’s this year offering a fantastic 10% cashback scheme on their Christmas Meat Feast package. The scheme is being offered to anyone with an association to one of the following local schools: Hadleigh Community Primary School, St Mary’s Primary School, Beaumont Primary School and Kersey Primary School. Parents, grandparents, teaching staff etc. that order a Christmas Meat Feast need to simply notify the staff of their associated school and a £12 donation will be made back to the school on receipt of full payment. Charlie Phillips, owner of the Jolly Meat Company comments “We are keen to encourage the local community to ‘Buy Local’ this Christmas and support the high street. In return we are keen to give something back to the community and feel supporting the local primary schools will help do just that”. If you would like to find out more about the full range of products and services available from the Jolly Meat Company this Christmas visit the shop, 101 High Street Hadleigh or call 01473 810119. Y You can also follow the Jolly Meat Company of Facebook to stay up to date with all of their great offers.

Local hearing company wins Customer Commitment Award One local hearing company is celebrating as they have been commended for their commitment to customer service at a regional round of country-wide business awards. The Hearing Care Centre, which has 26 centres across Suffolk and Norfolk, won the Customer Commitment Award in the regional round of the 2019 British Chambers of Commerce business awards. Now in their 16th year, the awards recognise the key role that local businesses play in driving the UK economy. The Hearing Care Centre will now go forward to represent the East of England in the national finals, which take place in London in November. Upon receiving the news, Managing Director Karen Finch expressed ““I was so thrilled to learn of our success in this award. Customer service is something my entire team are truly passionate about and to have this recognised in this way is extra special. “I am also very proud to represent Suffolk on a national scale - fingers crossed for the national Chamber Awards in November!”

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Real Time Ultrasound Scanning at Hadleigh Physiotherapy Hadleigh Physiotherapy are delighted to be able to offer real time ultrasound scanning in clinic, with Helen Forth, our pelvic health physiotherapist. Real time ultrasound is the same type of imaging used when someone is pregnant to view their unborn baby. Physiotherapists use it to visualise muscles in order to assess how well they are working. It can be a very useful learning tool for clients who are unsure if they are exercising correctly, or who struggle to feel their deep “core” stability muscles. The cylinder of stability formed by the deep abdominals, pelvic floor muscles, deep spinal muscles and the diaphragm is vitally important, and often needs retraining for people with low back or pelvic pain, and many other musculoskeletal conditions. Many people find it difficult to know whether they are exercising these muscles correctly – this is where an ultrasound scan can be incredibly helpful. The physiotherapist will hold a probe against your skin, using some gel for contact, and can then show you how your muscles are working on the screen. You can then learn how to exercise them correctly for optimum function. Whether you are an existing Pilates client, a patient currently having treatment with one of our physiotherapists, or simply curious, real time ultrasound scanning could be for you. Please call the practice to enquire on 01473 810 185.

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Top things to buy at Hadleigh Market This fantastic, local weekly market held on the Market Place is now a wellestablished hub for the local community. The market is held every Friday, from 9am until 2pm, whatever the weather. It has become a place where people meet to shop, have a coffee and watch the world go by. Come along and pay the market a visit; you won’t be let down – here are some great examples of produce you can find there each week. • Morning Buns from Wooster’s Bakery is top of my list! Delicious croissant pastry baked in a muffin case and filled with Crème Patisserie – you’ll have to be though, they sell out by 10am! • Banana Ketchup from The Pickled Jam Stall – you literally won’t find this amazing ‘ketchup’ anywhere else. Adored by journalists and food writers across Suffolk –grab a bottle while you can. • Pork sausages from New Barn Farm – delicious sausages handmade on the farm by Trevor Robb – come and meet him in person every Friday (except the first Friday of the month) • Fresh fruit and vegetables – Carl’s stall is the longest on the market and is packed, end to end, with an amazing selection of fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs. • A gift pack of Real Ales from the Old Felixstowe Brewing Company including Dockers Pale Ale, Victoria & Abdul’s IPA and Proper Shoreditch Stout. • A big bunch of beautiful, bright cut flowers from Jan Day’s gorgeous Flowers and Plant Stall Then sit and watch the world go by with a top notch coffee from The Suffolk Coffee Pod and a Brownie from Lee Cecil! Hadleigh Market , Every Friday morning 9am – 2pm The Market Place, off The High Street, Hadleigh, IP7 5DL

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Food Glorious Food at Hollow Trees Farm Once again, November means Festival of Food time at Hollow Trees Farm! This year, the event takes place on Saturday 9th November. Local suppliers as well as Hollow Trees very own departments will showcase their wares, right in time for the Christmas festive season. Hollow Trees Butchers, Deli Team and Farm shop gang will all be on hand to help and you’ll be able to meet lots of guest producers who have joined us for the day. There will be lots of opportunities to take on board their foodie knowledge and suggestions, plus maybe even try a product or two! Expect to see delicious drinks, super sauces and plenty of freshly grown produce. You can pick up your favourites to take home on the day or place orders in time for Christmas. Order forms will be available for fresh free range turkeys, hams, meats and much more. Talking about Christmas, there is still an opportunity to have Tea with Santa. In the run up to Christmas, every Monday to Thursday evening in December (2nd – 19th), children can enjoy a festive feast in our Farm Cafe followed by the chance to meet Santa in his grotto and receive a gift from him as well. Parents needn’t feel left out, everyone can join in the fun as adults can tuck into cake and a hot drink while their little ones dine. The event begins at 4.15pm. Children’s tickets are £12.50, adult Ticket is £6.95 (maximum 2 adults per child) Call us on 01449 741 247 to book. Santa’s box office is open from 9am – 4pm on weekdays. Book early to avoid disappointment!

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The ukulele prize winner is Chris Petty Hadleigh Ukulele Group’s prize draw at Hadleigh On Show was a brand new ukulele complete with gig bag and tuner, and it was won by Chris Petty. However, when I tried to contact Chris and arrange delivery I found that the mobile number Chris had given was unrecognisable. I’ve now made numerous attempts to call Chris on the number given and still can’t get through. So if Chris or someone who knows Chris can get in touch with Peter Finch of Hadleigh Ukulele Group on 07914 504874 that would be great. There’s a beautiful little ukulele with gig bag, tuner and spare strings just waiting to meet up with its new owner: Chris Petty.

It’s the most wonderful time to hear… As the festive season draws closer, most of us will be looking forward to reuniting with family and friends. For someone with hearing loss, the Christmas period can cause a lot of anxiety for fear of embarrassment and stress of trying to communicate with their loved ones. One in six people across the UK experience some form of reduced hearing, but nowhere near that amount act to improve their hearing. Many believe that they are being a martyr by ‘getting on’ with hearing loss, when actually it can drive a wedge between yourself and those around you. The tendency of those with significant hearing loss is to avoid communication and social gatherings altogether to save their own embarrassment. If you prioritise your hearing, you will can nurture these special relationships that you treasure. Hearing aids can make such a difference to someone's quality of life, especially at this time of year. Modern hearing aids are much smaller and more discreet than they ever used to be and packed full of amazing features that will help during the festive period. These features can include directional microphones, which work to reduce the amount of noise allowed to enter your hearing aids. In noisy environments, like at a Christmas party or meal, the system will work to pick up the sounds you need to hear. If the noise is located behind you, your directional microphones will adapt to pick up sound from in front of you and dampen noise from behind you. Also most hearing aids now have Bluetooth connectivity, meaning not only can you adjust your hearing aids via a remote control or even your smartphone, but they can also connect to the television and play the audio from your favourite Christmas film directly into your ears so you can watch along with your family and hear every word. Don’t let another Christmas go by just ‘getting on’ with hearing loss, take this opportunity to look after your hearing health. Booking a hearing assessment is such a simple action, but it can have a huge wealth of benefits. The Hearing Care Centre holds regular clinics in Hadleigh and Sudbury. To find out how their expert audiologists can give you the gift of good hearing, visit or call 01473 230330 for more information

Hadleigh & District Flower Club Having completed the official business of the AGM on 8th October, we settled down to a very entertaining demonstration by our own Chairman Chris Hodge and her very talented sister Jane entitled “The Two Sisters”. Throughout the evening we enjoyed tales of growing up on a farm, marriage and grandchildren and their happy and harmonious relationship was reflected in the flowers and arrangements they created. On the 12th November we will be hosting Bedwells from Ipswich and they will be putting us in the mood with some ideas for Christmas. Please come, all welcome. Hadleigh URC at 7.15 for 7.30 start. See you there!

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Canine Crèche: Entrepreneur Candace Rose’s customers are hairy, lively and contented. It’s not surprising given the wonderful surroundings these canine clients enjoy each day when their owners drop them off at their very own crèche. Fidelis members were staggered when they learned of the luxurious facilities and extensive activities available to the dogs. They also heard how Candace started this unusual venture and then developed it into a highly successful business with many new centres and additional services opening all the time. Candace was an entertaining speaker with a passion for her dogs and enterprise which made for an enjoyable, informative talk. The White Crow is an absorbing biopic based on the life of the late prima ballerina Rudolf Nureyev. As the film had an exceptionally brief showing at other local cinemas, ladies were happy to support the one performance recently aired at The Quay in Sudbury. Ralph Fiennes was the director. He also appeared as a convincing Russian ballet master together with an uncanny Nureyev look alike who could almost replicate the staggering performances of the man himself. Food Bank Collection Members were reminded to bring their donations to the next meeting when they will be collected in time for distribution before Christmas. Lists of most wanted items were circulated.

Art Club Activities We start the month of November with the subject of feathers. Whether simple pigeons feathers or splendid feathers of the peacock, bring some feathers in and explore the colours to be found on them. On November 12th the popular subject of portraits crops up, followed the next week with silhouettes or half faces as if in shadow. A chance to be creative here! The 26th of the month a nod towards the festive season which is approaching swiftly. The subject is a called “Christmas themes. This means mistletoe, holly and designs for Christmas cards. The Art Club, which is always happy to welcome newcomers, meets in the Hadleigh Library Seminar Room on Tuesday afternoons at 2pm.



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By the time you read my November blog the clocks will have gone back and we’ll all be in darkness by teatime. That’s why I’m showing off photos of the Pony Day we had in early October when the weather was lovely, nobody got cold or wet, and the 6 participants thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Well done everybody. We had a presence at the ‘Hadleigh On Show’ event on the same day and saw many old friends and riders as they passed our table. I had my very own poster that generated lots of interest. We think we may have picked up some more helpers, you know who you are, and a big thank you to you three. It will be great to have you on board. Getting cold and wet is part of the joy of involvement with horses, as many of my readers will know. The maintenance team has a brilliant way of keeping warm, however, and if you’d like to find out what it is, do come up here and join it! Pumpkins, fireworks, and rehearsals for Christmas nativity plays all contribute to the rapid pace of the Autumn term. Here we push on for our riders’ achievements and progress and everyone enjoys the signs of success, however great or small they may be. I know Margaret will be looking out for a baby from our riders’ or volunteers’ families to take the part of Jesus at our carol service on December 7th. What are you up to this month? If you feel time is dragging, or your own four walls are closing in on you, why not try something new? There is a valuable slot here for everybody, whatever your skills, or lack of them. We horses need help with everything, from making coffee for the volunteers to working a computer, our four hooves do a remarkable job for disabled riders but we can’t manage the practicalities without human help. I know the lovely volunteers and their riders are suckers for cake. What a surprise they got when Teresa, of the Italian Cook Book fame, arrived with a large cake tin one Friday last month. Not only that but she has raised several hundred pounds for us by sales of the book, so its another huge thank you from the herd and the (hungry) people here. Chao! Telephone: 01473 824172


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Hadleigh Choral Society Mendelssohn’s much-loved masterpiece Elijah, one of the greatest oratorios in choral repertoire, will be performed by Hadleigh Choral Society on 23rd November at 7pm, at St Mary’s Church in Hadleigh (IP7 5DT). The choruses, arias and recitatives dramatically tell the story of Elijah, the Old Testament prophet, through various Biblical episodes which feature terrible drought and famine, miraculous rain, mortal resurrection, a contest between gods, a fiery chariot and horses, and ultimately ascension to heaven. Don't miss this exciting evening of magnificent music! Tickets £15, Under 25 Free available from The Idler, 37 High Street, Hadleigh, Choir members and On the door


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Well Above the Parapet Suffolk County Council - Cllr Mick Fraser Babergh District Council - Hadleigh South Suffolk County Council - We Are Listening I was joined by the leader of Suffolk County Council (SCC) - Cllr Matthew Hicks, Cllr Gordon Jones - Cabinet Member for Finance, and senior managers at our “We Are Listening” stall in Hadleigh’s Market Place on Friday 18th October. Residents from Hadleigh and surrounding villages came along to express their concerns and ideas with respect to SCC services. Issues such as bus subsidies, roads and Benton Street were discussed. All these issues will be collated with those from the other events held across Suffolk and be used to develop policy and identify where funding is most needed. I was also able to bring some recent pavement problems quickly for their attention. Division Boundary Changes Due to the recent reorganization of the District Councils across Suffolk, SCC has considered whether its structure needs reviewing also. Therefore, work is currently underway in reviewing SCC’s division structure. On 24th September, the Local Government Boundary Commission (LGBC) opened its consultation inviting proposals for a new pattern of electoral divisions for the county. The Commission is minded to recommend that 70 county councillors should be elected to SCC in future, a reduction of five from the 75 currently in post. In drawing up a pattern of electoral divisions, the Commission must balance its statutory criteria, namely: To deliver electoral equality where each county councillor represents roughly the same number of electors as others across the county. This would equate to approximately 8,500 per division, whereas Hadleigh currently has around 6,700. So, what will this mean for Hadleigh? It is very likely that the division size will increase to include several neighbouring parishes, which our future county representative would be responsible for. The two funding pots of Locality Budget and Local Highways Budget would have to be spread over a larger population and wider area. The Commission now invites proposals from SCC, interested parties and members of the public on a pattern of electoral divisions to accommodate those councillors. Further details about the review are available on our website at The new electoral arrangements for the county are scheduled to come into effect at the County Council elections in 2021. Suffolk’s Adult Social Care The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the Government’s Regulator for Health and Social Care. I am very pleased to report that the CQC has rated over 87% of the county’s care homes as being Good or Outstanding. This is an improvement of 13% over last year and places our services at 5th in the country out of 153 local authorities and 2nd when measured against those of a comparable size. This is a ‘really good news’ story and reflects the dedication and hard work that all our staff involved in this sector have done. Sizewell C Stage 4 Consultation In September, SCC and East Suffolk Council published their proposed joint authority response to EDF Energy’s Stage 4 public consultation for a new nuclear site on Suffolk’s east coast. This joint report makes it clear that the authorities continue to support the principle of a new nuclear power station at Sizewell and recognize the significant benefits that such a development would bring. Both councils want to see a sustainable transport strategy put in place by the energy firm to ensure that every effort is made to reduce the impact on road use and congestion as part of any development that takes place. Each council continues to expect EDF Energy to maximize the development and use of marine and rail transport options. EDF Energy has used this latest round to offer further detail on freight management strategy options, which explain broadly how they intend to move materials, machinery and people through Suffolk to access the development site. The scale of investment surrounding development of a new site at Sizewell would be similar to the London 2012 Olympics, believed to be worth around £14 billion. EDF Energy expects the development to generate £100m for the regional economy during construction and £40m each year during its operation. In November my monthly surgery will be held on the fourth Saturday, 23rd November 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: or; Tel: 0793 551 2591; or facebook: @mickfraser4hadleigh. Highways faults can be reported at: or by telephone on: 0345 606 6171


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ZOR Boutique at Kersey Mill Christmas is fast approaching and customers are starting to buy loads of wonderful gifts, therefore here at Zor Boutique we are stocked up with a wide range of items suitable for giving as presents. Our gift range this year includes; gloves, scarves, nail files, make up bags, jewellery and much much more, keeping all these items under £15 which makes them perfect for stocking fillers. (All items available in store now!) Here at Zor Boutique we are loving the new winter gloves. They come in a wide variety of colours and designs which give you a pop of style whilst keeping those fingers toasty. The gloves have a good stretch so whether your hands be large or small they are guaranteed to fit. Many of the gloves are specially designed to work with touch screen phones which is an added bonus. New to Zor Boutique is the wonderful wooden and resin jewellery (bangles pictured). The new pieces of wooden jewellery consist of necklaces, bracelets and bangles in this season’s colourways (navy, mustard, olive and orange) and are all fair trade made from sustainable wood by artisan manufacturers in India and Indonesia. These are great way to add a bit of colour to your outfit. Our customers have also been loving the beautifully boxed sterling silver Reeves and Reeves jewellery as it is perfect to give as a gift. One of the favourites have been the shooting star earrings which have a simple but stylish look to them. We will be open on Sunday 1st December 10:30am- 4pm to celebrate our 5 year anniversary. This will be a great opportunity to browse the new gift ranges and relax with a complimentary glass of fizz and a mince pie. There will also be discounts on the day. Zor Boutique, Kersey Mill, Kersey, IP7 6DP Phone: 07969 525859 Email:

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Thomas Gainsborough Sixth Form Open Morning TGS Sixth Form is a vibrant community of students and teachers committed to achieving excellence in everything we do. As a Sixth Form community, we take great pride in all our achievements and I hope that this give’s you just a little taste of what a special place TGS Sixth Form really is. At TGS we are committed to offering you not only the highest possible quality of teaching, but also the personalised support and guidance that will allow you to reach your goals. Both I and my dedicated team of sixth form leaders and tutors are here to support you through all your studies in a spirit of trust and mutual respect and in an environment where learning is fun. It is a central characteristic of our community that the high expectations we have of our students are matched by the high expectations our students have of themselves. If your expectations match ours, I would be delighted to hear from you. I can guarantee that in return we can offer you a highly enjoyable and memorable two years where your academic ambitions will be met in a stimulating atmosphere of care and support. We look forward to meeting you at our Sixth Form Opening Evening on Wednesday 6th November from 6 - 8 pm in the Sixth Form Building. If you are not able to make that evening, please contact to organise a more convenient date/time for a personalised tour from me. Mr K Alexander, Director of TGS Sixth Form

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Library Life: The Towers of TBR TBR: to those unfamiliar with the initialism, you will probably be familiar at least with the situation whereby you accrue an ever-increasing stack of books To Be Read. Librarians are perhaps the worst for creating these looming edifices of paper delectation. When you work in a library people have two go-to points (okay three, but I am discounting, ‘Do you have a loo?’ because yes we do, and yes you can use it) and they are: ‘Do you get to use the stamp?’ (Answer, yes, and indeed it is very satisfying.) And then, ‘You must get to read a lot of books.’ At which point any librarian within ear shot will laugh maniacally and gently bang their head against the counter. We LOVE books. I can’t imagine anyone wanting to work in a library who doesn’t. We get to see all the new stock first and of course an enormous range of genres passing under our fingertips - but they do just that - fly past quickly, no stopping - and there is certainly no time to read. But, like so many library users, it doesn’t stop us from dreaming of hours spent on the sofa under a blanket with a cup of coffee and the time to make a serious dent in our TBR pile. I think, somewhere deep at the centre of us, we all understand that reading and being read to, stories, exploring and increasing our knowledge is fundamentally important. We know that it not only increases literacy and therefore communication but also enhances mental wellbeing and the ability to be empathetic and curious about the world. On a recent shift, I heard a young man say to his mum, ‘I can’t choose, there are so many good books.’ And that, I can honestly say, made me as happy as if I’d finally got to the bottom of my TBR pile*. *Who am I kidding - there is no bottom! Hadleigh Library, open Tuesday to Sunday and there to help you create your own book-lined fortress

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Fabulous Flair de Noël! “We got a call from Homes and Antiques magazine saying they’d heard we had a fabulously original full on festive Christmas Fair and that they wished to feature our Fête de Noël as one of the best small Christmas shopping destinations to visit in the UK this November!” says Cathy Bullen, owner of Bildeston’s French Decorative Lifestyle business The Boule-in and positively grins with delight as she explains “It’s completely thrilling and such an exciting challenge to ensure we live up to such an accolade! It seems we hit the magazine’s every criteria of being full on festive and accessible to all - and completely original being a French Christmas Fête in the heart of Suffolk. We try very hard to offer something for everyone’s pocket with prices ranging from £5 to £500 - so as well as our beautiful decorative antiques we also sell lifestyle accessories (cushions, throws, table mats, soaps, baskets and balsamic dressings and beautiful festive decorations...) and especially for Christmas we’ve boxed gifts for under £20 wrapped with a little Oh la la style! We’re also very excited about a series of Special Event Days we’ve planned to make the week constantly inspiring: In addition to our usual warm welcome of coffee, brownies and mulled wine, busy parents can arrive early to enjoy a French Petit Déjeuner from 8.30am following the school run on Monday 18th, Hugh St Clair returns to us on Wednesday 20th at 6.30pm for an informative talk and book signing of his recently published Cedric Morris biography (the perfect Christmas gift for gardeners and painters alike) whilst our extended late night shopping hours on Thursday 21st allows the busy workers among us to enjoy the delights of a Fête de Noël shopping experience after a long day in the office. Anna Dixon Smith, our Suffolk based Artist in Residence, also returns with another selection of beautiful still life paintings featuring our French objet d’art alongside seasonal flowers and foliage from her garden and Suffolk walks: Basically it’s full on festive and full on wonderful!” Cathy enthuses “best of all for me is the charm of our antique Provençale Crèche a traditional 40 piece French Nativity scene which will delight adults and children alike!” All in all The Boule-in Fête de Noël promises to enchant with a truly magical festive experience and luckily for all of us living in Suffolk, it seems that one of the UK’s best small Christmas Fair is right on our doorstep! Fête de Noël runs Saturday 16th until Sunday 24th (10am - 6pm daily) Special Event Days : Monday 18th Petit Déjeuner (8.30-10am) Wednesday 20th Cedric Morris talk and book signing (6.30-8pm) Thursday 21st extended Late Night Shopping open until 8.30pm) Supporting UK Charities

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Original Paintings for Peanuts! Heartfelt thanks to my friends for organising an exhibition of my work at Hadleigh Library. Special thanks to Mary Williams, Mary Luxmoore Styles and Gay Holingsworth who coped so willingly with the back-stage’ work and to the many friends who were stewards and helpers. To Jan Devey congratulations on her new gallery at Hadleigh Health Centre. £1500 has been raised for ’Reverence For Life”.

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Hadleigh Community Choir It’s not often we get to perform with belly dancers, glamorous models and Morris dancers..... sadly never, when I think about it and more’s the pity. So there we were at Hadleigh on Show waiting to go on when we’re suddenly surrounded by belly dancers. Well, still my beating heart. We were there to provide a few golden, no, behave yourselves, I don’t mean those blokes at the back of the choir....some songs from the 1960s onwards for the amazing fashion show, hence the glamorous models. I think we were doing all right singing doowop while polka dots, bobby soxers and teddy boys floated past, and still good when the hippies, plastic boots and mini skirts came on. But then glam rock appeared to great applause and several people fainting in the audience. Fluorescent mohican haircuts, silver knee boots and the sort of military jackets you only ever see on South American dictators.....I did briefly wonder if we should make it our next uniform and might check the idea out with the choir, but probably best to do it standing near an exit. Mmmmm, or maybe the belly dancing outfits would be better? We had a good time so why not come and try it? (The singing not the mohican haircuts....) It’s fun and everybody’s welcome so come along and have a look when we practice on Thursdays at 7.30 at the United Reformed Church in Hadleigh or contact Stella (01473 823477) or John (01473 823791). Facebook: Hadleigh Community Choir

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Hadleigh & District Garden Club Monday October 14th 2019: Almost every seat at our meeting last month was taken, as club members and visitors came to hear an excellent talk by Shirley Sampson (on the left in the photograph) from the RSPB garden at Flatford, her subject was gardening for wildlife. The garden at Flatford was established to educate people on how a few small changes in their approach to gardening can make a big difference to the wildlife population in their gardens. The decline in the number of house sparrows is linked to the lack of insects to feed their young and gardeners can play a big part in providing an environment to support wildlife. Water in the garden, even a small container planted up will make a difference, establishing an area where wildlife can overwinter and not tidying every part of the garden in the autumn will help, as decaying leaves and rotting wood are wildlife friendly. Having as many different plants as possible that provide shelter as well as food is important and providing plants that produce nectar in the spring and autumn is essential. If you would like to find out more information then the garden is open from April until the end of October but you could go along when the RSPB have their Big Garden Birdwatch in January and speak to someone or pick up a useful leaflet or two. We had some lovely entries for the competition this month and the table was groaning under the weight of 'a vase of autumn colour', congratulations to Carole our winner. It was nice to see several new visitors in October and we hope to see them again soon. Monday November 11th: We are lucky enough to be having a speaker from the prestigious Hyde Hall gardens in November. Rob Brett is coming to talk to us about our need for plants. The meeting starts at 7.30pm in Hadleigh Town Hall. The entrance is £4 for visitors and £2 for members to include refreshments, there will be a raffle and plants for sale. The competition for November is 'a squash', new members and visitors are always welcome, we hope to see you there.

Hadleigh Walkers We had 11 walkers for our October walk despite continuous rain making it a bit muddy under foot. The Kersey Bell was a welcome sight at the walk’s end. Our November walk on Saturday 9th will take advantage of the new more regular bus service. We will catch the 91 service towards Ipswich at 0900 (Co-op side – as it’s Saturday, bus passes are valid) and alight at the stop before the Beagle pub. We will start the walk at Valley Farm Lodge and proceed via the Grange, Washbrook Church, Coles Green Farm, Longlands Barn, Orchard Lea and end up at The Hintlesham George. This portion of the walk is about 5.5 miles and we should arrive well in time to take a breather and catch the 1235 bus back to Hadleigh for any who don’t want to proceed further. The remainder of the group will continue to Hadleigh on foot via Hintlesham Hall, College Farm, Ram’s Farm, Old House, Shooting Box and then either Wolves View or Aldham Hall into Hadleigh. This portion of the walk is also around 5.5 miles. Everyone is welcome, including well behaved dogs. Strong shoes or preferably walking boots should be worn as the ground will be muddy or rough in places . As usual, route maps can be requested from the web site. Looking further out to December, we are planning a walk from Hadleigh, through Raydon Great Wood to Raydon, Shelley, the Layhams and back To Hadleigh where we will organise snacks at the Cock which will give us all chance to discuss plans for the new year. For further information about these walks go to, email us from the website contact page or contact Mike Keeling on 01787 210104 or 07483 887658



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Down to Earth ...with Dave Autumn is now with us and the seasonal clear up should be well under way. With all the rain that we have had lately it is important that any saucers under the various pots in the garden are removed. They should be washed and stored away ready for use next year, I find that an old supermarket crate makes an ideal place to keep them. If the pots are not on a well drained surface like gravel then they should be raised up on three little feet to make sure the pot does not become waterlogged. If we do get any dry spells then the grass will benefit from a cut and any hedges can be given a trim to keep them tidy for the winter. In the greenhouse the bumper crop of butternut squash have been ripened and are now stored in the cool of the garage. A basket of them was displayed on the garden club table at the very busy Hadleigh On Show event held in October, a very popular event that hopefully will be repeated next year. As usual the small onion sets are growing nicely in their little pots in the greenhouse, they will be planted out before long, let's hope we do better with them than we did last year. The large terracotta pots that had geraniums in them during the summer have now been planted up with tulips and topped off with winter pansies. The geraniums were such strong plants that some of them have been cut back hard, potted on in large pots and put in the greenhouse for next year. On the allotment it is all about clearing up, the summer fruiting raspberries have this year's growth cut right back to the ground and the best of the new growth kept and tied into the framework, the autumn fruiting ones are cut right back to the ground. With the mild weather we have had they are already showing signs of new shoots but they were still cut right back. A generous mulch of home grown compost is applied to them and also to other areas around the rhubarb, dahlias, daffodils, gladioli and the asparagus. The runner beans are still to be cut down and composted after the best of the seeds have been saved for next year. The roots of the runner beans will be left in the ground as the nodules on them are a valuable source of nitrogen. Back in May I wrote about the DEFRA ban on the use of slug pellets containing metaldehyde that was supposed to come into force next year. Following legal action from the manufacturers this ban has now been put on hold. Why anyone should want to use anything as nasty as this I do not know. That's all for this time Dave

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Hadleigh Town Council Report Report by Councillor Dr Siân Dawson I should like to extend my sincere thanks to the organisers of the Hadleigh Open Show, it was a most enjoyable day and was an excellent example of how we can all get involved in our local community and hopefully many of you signed up to the some of the clubs and activities. Work is underway, after ground was broken on Thursday 26 September on the new £2.4m swimming pool at Hadleigh Pool and Leisure - As part of a £2.4m investment by Babergh District Council, with £200,000 of funds provided by Hadleigh Town Council and a Sports England grant (£150k), Hadleigh Pool and Leisure will have a new pool, expected to be completed in summer 2020. All existing facilities including the current pool will remain open and unaffected during most of the works. The existing pool will be demolished towards the end of the project once the new building has been connected to the existing centre. The area will then be re-landscaped into park land, resulting in no net loss of open space. Councillors asked to consider renaming District - At a special meeting on Tuesday 22 October, councillors will debate whether to change the name of the district council from Babergh District Council to South Suffolk Council – making the council geographically consistent with neighbouring authorities in Suffolk. I have asked the CEO of Babergh and the Leader of the Council to quantify what inward investment would be expected if we were to make a name change. The cost would be £10,000 however, the inward investment far exceeds this then it may be appropriate to make the name change to help inward investment. Babergh seeks proposals for Belle Vue House - Babergh District Council is seeking formal expressions of interest and proposals for the future of the landmark Belle Vue House in Sudbury. After inviting interested parties to view the building in September, groups have until 1 November to submit their plans. Further guidance on the information required as part of submissions is also available as part of an information pack the Council is providing online. First Sudbury Silk Festival a hit - Residents may be interested to know the first Sudbury Silk Festival was held on Saturday 7 September, attracting crowds and gaining both national and local media attention. Included in the Festival was the launch of Babergh’s own Sudbury Silk Stories archive, a collection of interviews both on camera and microphone detailing the history of the Sudbury silk industry and what it is like to work in the town’s worldleading silk mills. The archive is online along with a short film showcasing the history and stories uncovered. Joint Local Plan consultation closes - Thank you to all our Town and Parish Councils, and to all residents, who took part in our Joint Local Plan consultation. This has now ended, with the deadline for responses arriving yesterday (30 September). Our Strategic Planning Team will now be going through all the comments received and considering how to amend the draft plan accordingly. We will of course keep you up to date with next steps going forward, and you can find all the information on our Joint Local Plan on our website. Free Swims to continue - With the summer holidays over our Free Swims for under-17s have come to an end. The offer saw outstanding take-up in Babergh, with 12% of under 17s in the district registered. A total of 1,918 people registered, with 1,205 at Hadleigh Pool and Leisure. Keep an eye on our Babergh website over coming weeks for plans to run the scheme during future holidays. During the Christmas holiday this year, Babergh District Council will their free swims offer for under 17s to help promote healthier and active lifestyles in the districts. Residents invited to tour Suffolk’s Energy from Waste facility - Suffolk’s general waste helps to power the equivalent of 30,000 homes. I would like to

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Are you new to Layham? If you have just moved to the village and would like to know more about it, please visit our website - Parish Council Parish Council Below are the main matters discussed during the parish council meeting of 18 September 2019: • District Council report A special council meeting on 22 October would debate and vote on a proposal to change the name of the council to South Suffolk District Council, to align with the other district councils in the county. Councillor Ward said a full merger with Mid Suffolk District Council remained a possibility for the future; for the time being the two councils were working well together and there were no plans to merge in the short term. • County Council report It was noted that bus routes were under review – the Clerk would ask Suffolk CC about the possible impact on Layham. It was agreed that Councillor Curran would try to respond to the EDF consultation on Sizewell 4 on behalf of the PC by the deadline of 27 September. • Training Councillors would join Raydon PC’s in-house training session on planning on 29 October. It was agreed that general councillor training would be an agenda item for the October meeting. • SCC Community Self-Help Scheme Councillors would attend a meeting with SCC on 19 September to discuss the scheme in more detail. • Speeding The working group’s report was noted. It was agreed to ask Highways to go ahead with a traffic survey at either end of the village; the working group would agree the exact locations with Highways. • Joint Local Plan consultation The Chairman and Vice Chairman had attended a drop-in session; their report was noted. It was agreed that the Chairman would respond to the consultation on behalf of the PC. • Remembrance Day Councillors would check whether the War Memorial required cleaning before Remembrance Sunday. The Clerk would purchase a wreath as usual which the Chairman would lay. St. Andrew’s – your Parish Church November services Sunday 3 November 9.15am Morning Worship Sunday 10 November 10.50am Remembrance Service (note change of time) Sunday 17 November 9.30am Café Church Sunday 24 November 9.15am Joint Eucharist with Shelley, in Layham Coffee, Cake and Chat – Mondays 4 and 18 November, 11am-12.30pm Thursday 14th Nov (6pm to 9pm) and Friday 15th Nov (9am to 3pm) Friends of St Andrew’s Christmas Fair at Waterhouse Farm Lower Layham. Sun 17 November - Hot Sunday Lunch at 12.30pm in Layham Village Hall. Two courses £10, Veggie option available. Please book by 13 November Christine 01473 810171 or Sonia 01473 822220. Proceeds to St Andrew`s Church. Sat 30 November – St Andrew’s Day Celebration, 7 - 9 pm, in the church. All welcome – more details to follow.

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Layham Local History Group One thing leads to another. Whilst researching the stories of WW2 servicemen and women from Layham we met Heather Snowling (nee Richardson) whose father and two uncles served in the Royal Navy. In conversation we found that she had photographs of life, before and after the war, on their small mixed farm (Frogg Hall Farm) which she was prepared to share with us and which are now copied and included in our Layham Archive. They are important photographs as they record some methods of working long gone. The photograph on this page shows what would have been quite common in Layham at one time – the picking of the valuable cherry harvest from the small farm orchard. Rodney Richardson is on the ladder and his wife Mildred and their eldest son Kenneth are standing below. The identity of the other two men is not known but they were probably neighbours or relatives. Note the traditional fruit-picking baskets. If you have any family photographs of farming in our village we would love to hear from you with a view to copying them for our archive. Contact our archivist Charlotte Britton on 01473 823351 or Email

Layham Playgroup We have been having lots of fun exploring the theme of food and Harvest, having lots of opportunities to try new foods for snack and making some tasty treats to take home. We shared a Harvest celebration with our friends at St Andrews Church, we also took some sausage rolls we had made to enjoy afterwards!! We are now moving on to look at all the lovely autumn colours. We had a walk to the park, where we could see the changes in the trees.

Huge interest in Partridge’s exhibition Over 400 people flocked to an exhibition charting the 200 years of history of an iconic hardware shop in Hadleigh. The event was staged by the town’s Archive Group, after several bundles of old property deeds relating to M W Partridge & Co Ltd - which started off as an ironmongers and foundry in 1819 - were donated to the town. It changed hands many times before the current owners took over in 1984. “We were surprised just how much interest this has created,” said Sally Looker, Archives Group volunteer, who researched and created the exhibition, and was constantly questioned by the stream of visitors during the two-day event. She unearthed so much information about the store and that it almost represented a social history of Hadleigh. This included a murder and a highway robbery, in addition to a wealth of documents relating to trade and apprenticeships. She said that many ex-employees added to that stock of material, including one, Jim Hill, who had worked at the store for 50 years, when the business was a major supplier to agricultural equipment to the area. Currently, there are plans to redevelop the site which is located in the town’s High Street and George Street. For further information contact: Sally Looker (Hadleigh Archives) T: 01473 823842 E:

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Visit to Gainsborough House Sudbury Pupils in KS2 visited Gainsborough House in Sudbury where they had an introduction to Gainsborough’s landscapes and became portrait artists themselves. They drew close ups and whole pictures in the style of Gainsborough looking at colours and textures. They also completed part of the Talbot Trail around Sudbury which is full of interesting and surprising information about our local town. Once back at school they researched facts about Sudbury and physically produced a chronological timeline!! Harvest Assembly Our children and staff were joined by parents and the newly appointed Reverend Elke Cattermole to celebrate our school Harvest assembly. Children read poems and sang songs that they had been learning. Our Charity this year was the Stowmarket Food Bank. The kind donations were collected as the children came into school and these have been taken to help those in need. Refreshments were also available and donations raised £44.00 which will go to the Macmillan Cancer Care charity. Thank you to everyone for their generous donations. Grandparent’s Lunch Over 190 lunches in two days were served when grandparents joined our pupils for lunch! We always receive such a wonderful response from this special occasion and it is a privilege to meet grandparents and show them the school. One of our thank you notes is reproduced below of which we are very proud! “To all the staff and Key Stage 2 students..... I would like to say a huge thank you for inviting the grandparents to share a delicious roast dinner today. It is such a lovely idea and is greatly appreciated. A special thank you too to the cooks and ‘bottle washers’ for all the extra work they must have had to do”. U9/U11 Cross Country Event Pupils were invited to Hadleigh High School to compete in a cross country event held on Friday 20 September. They all completed their event and did exceptionally well! PTFA Pumpkin Competition On Wednesday 16 October, children from the school met up locally to show off their entries at the PTFA Pumpkin carving competition. There was an amazing turnout for this event and the three winners were each given a prize for their efforts, with the winner also receiving a Hollow Trees voucher. Is your child due to start school September 2020 or at any time in the future? If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, then you will need to apply for a school place for academic year which starts in September 2020 before the deadline of 15th January 2020. Admission forms, information and procedures are available from our school office. Visits by prospective parents are most welcome. Bildeston Primary School Newberry Road, Bildeston, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 7ES. 01449 740269 Or visit our brand new website: Hadleigh Naturalists Society

Winter Programme 2019 Monday 4th November at 7.30 pm Saving our Suffolk Swifts - Edward Jackson TOWN HALL DINING ROOM Visitors £3.00

Lavenham Christmas Fair Friday December 6th, 5.30 - 8.30 pm Saturday December 7th, 11 am - 5 pm Sunday December 8th, 11 am - 4 pm Make a note of these dates for your Christmas shopping and entertainment! Come and join us in the lovely historic village of Lavenham for the perfect start to your Christmas. A three-day traditional extravaganza of festive fun, food and fizz, entertainment, Dickensian dressing-up, children's fairground, fifty stalls and attractions for all the family. We start off at 5.30 pm on Friday with the arrival of Father Christmas and the lighting of the Christmas tree in the Marketplace, followed by non-stop entertainment and late-night shopping throughout the village. Children can meet Father Christmas and his Elves in his grotto, the popular Big Wheel will be action (great for enjoying a bird's-eye view of Lavenham), enjoy a Hog Roast and other delicious hot foods as you stroll around, you can prop up the pop-up wine bar, then shop at more than 50 stalls selling a wonderful variety of artisan food, local meats and wine, mulled wine, chocolate, cheese, cakes, Christmas puddings, handcrafted silver and jewellery, clothes, toys, books, Christmas wreaths, garlands and trees and much more. We will be dressing up Dickensian style so come along and join in the fashion fun. There will be a prize for Best Costume, and also a prize for the Best Dressed Dickensian shop window. Entertainment includes Sudbury based singer/musician/composer Ben Smith, the fabulous D'Ukes Ukulele Band, Donimo the Jester Magician with his comical invisible dog, singer Serena Grant, traditional Christmas songs and carols performed by the Sudbury Choral Society and Morris Dancing and a how-to-do-it workshop from Stowmarket's Danegeld Morris Men and Women. Don't miss out on buying tickets for our Giant Raffle with fantastic prizes, including overnight stays in some of our unique holiday cottages, beauty treatments, shopping vouchers, local wine and food packages and many yetto-be revealed prizes. The three day programme also includes a guided lantern tour of Lavenham on Saturday -roll up for folklore stories of traditions, legend and ghost tales, ending up with mulled wine and mince pies at The Swan Hotel. Our famous Little Hall, in the Marketplace, will be the venue for the sale of handmade ceramics, jewellery, crafts and textiles made by Potters and Friends. All the village shops, restaurants, tea shops, pubs and hotels will be entering into the Christmas spirit with special offers and attractions. Admission is free AND parking is free. There will be attendants on duty to help with parking and enquiries. The stalls and entertainers are under cover of marquees, so whatever the weather Lavenham will give you a warm welcome. For further information: or

Hadleigh South District Councillors’ Surgery Saturday 9th November 2019 - Cancelled Kathryn Grandon will not be able to hold her surgery in November as she is representing Babergh District Council in her role as Chairman at the Rose Garden Memorials Remembrance Service in Bury St Edmunds that day. You are welcome to call: Kathryn Grandon: 01473 824489 Or email It is anticipated that the 7th December surgery will take place as usual.

Congratulations Ellen Mary Ratcliffe on your 100th Birthday Sadly Ellen had a nasty fall and found herself in hospital one day before her birthday but happily she is recovering well, Ellen has been a resident in Hadleigh for all her 100 years. 40

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Hadleigh & Boxford Patient Participation Group Prescription items no longer routinely prescribed in primary care NHS England has announced recommended guidance for certain low value treatments to no longer be provided on the NHS. Last year 1.1 billion prescription items were dispensed in primary care at a cost of £9.2billion. Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group spent £1m on prescribed paracetamol alone last year. Across England there is a lot of variation in what is being prescribed and to whom. Often patients are receiving medicines which have been proven to be ineffective or in some cases dangerous, and for which there are other more effective, safer and cheaper alternatives For low value medicines, NHS England consulted on a list of 18 treatments, drawn up with GPs and pharmacists, deemed to be ineffective, over-priced and of low clinical value. Of the 18, NHS England has agreed these treatments should no longer be routinely prescribed: • Homeopathy – no clear or robust evidence to support its use • Herbal treatments – no clear or robust evidence to support its use • Omega-3 Fatty Acid Compounds (fish oil) – essential fatty acids which can be obtained through diet, low clinical effectiveness • Co-proxamol – pain killer which has had its marketing authorisation withdrawn due to safety concerns • Rubefacients (excluding topical NSAIDS) – warming muscle rub products, limited evidence • Lutein and Antioxidants – used to treat the eye condition age related macular degeneration , low clinical effectiveness • Glucosamine and Chondroitin – used for joint pain, low clinical effectiveness NHS England has issued guidance to GPs and CCGs to remove ineffective, unsafe and low clinical value treatments, such as some dietary supplements herbal treatments and homeopathy, and restricting the use of a further 11. They anticipate that this will save up to £141 million a year across England. NHS England also plans a consultation on the prescribing of some ‘over the counter’ products. Areas include those that: • Can be purchased over the counter, and sometimes at a lower cost than that which would be incurred by the NHS – paracetamol is an average of four times as expensive when provided on prescription by the NHS, compared to when it is purchased in pharmacies or supermarkets. It can costs around £34 for 32 on prescription including dispensing and GP consultation fees • Treat a condition that is considered to be self-limiting, so does not need treatment as it will heal/be cured of its own accord, such as a common cold. • Treat a condition which could be managed by self-care, i.e. that the person does not need to seek medical care or could visit a pharmacist. Some over the counter products currently prescribed are quickly and easily available in community pharmacies where the public can also ask for an NHS consultation with a pharmacist if they are unsure about what treatment they need for minor conditions. For information about the Patient Participation Group, or to join our on-line Virtual Group, please email: or visit the Practice Website

The DIY Deli Carpaccio of Tuna Invented in Italy as recently as 1950, carpaccio is widely served as a starter in expensive restaurants, but it needn’t be expensive; nor is it difficult or timeconsuming to prepare. This recipe uses fresh tuna as a base ingredient but it can be adapted for any fish with a meaty texture such as monkfish swordfish and the like. A similar process also works well for premium cuts of meat such as fillet of beef or venison. Special equipment needed A long sharp (not serrated) knife with a straight edge; knives with any curvature on the edge present slices of uneven thickness with wastage at the edges. A plastic board that is longer than your fish. A glass, ceramic or food grade plastic dish or tray just big enough to lay the slices without overlap. Ingredients Around 150g of fresh tuna, 1 lime, 1 shallot 1 tbsp dry white wine – sauvignon blanc is ideal, A bunch of fresh dill A small handful of fresh flat leaved parsley, 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil Method 1. Cut the fish into 4 thin slices with a single stroke of the knife; any seesaw motion will make for broken slices. If you don’t have the right knife get your fishmonger to do it for you. Lay the slices on the base of your tray or dish. 2. Take the zest of the lime and sprinkle it evenly over the slices; squeeze the juice into a small jug and mix in the wine; drizzle evenly over the fish; the lime juice will cook it while you watch. 3. Lay a frond of dill on each fillet; remove some parsley from the stems & place over the dill. 4. Chop the shallot finely and sprinkle evenly over the dressed fish. 5. Cover with cling film and place in the fridge for 15 minutes; it is now ready to serve. To serve: Place on a plate with a little salad and a slice of wholemeal bread & butter. Serves 4 as a starter or 2 as a light lunch. Storage: this needs to be eaten fresh; its easy and quick to prepare and not worth trying to preserve.

Friends of Bildeston Surgery

Annual General Meeting To be held on 13th November 2019 at 6.30 pm at The Health Centre, Bildeston All are welcome

Hadleigh Thrift Shop Another list of monetary donations wth our thank you for enabling us to do this by donating items you do not need anymore. Magdalen House Day Centre Izzy, expenses Kersey Village Quiznight Bus Shelter, Ipswich Alison Fracella Research Trust HADS Pantomime Long Melford Scout Group Beat cancer NOW Coach to Norwich Xmas shopping Xmas tree for outside our shop Hadleigh Rangers Trust Garden Volunteers, Hadleigh There are 53 seats on the bus going to Norwich for Xmas shopping. Sign up in the Thrift Shop if you would like to go. The coach leaves Hadleigh at 9.30 am on Saturday 23 November, and returns from Norwich at 4 pm.

Charity Hand-Craft & Fund Raising Bazaar to be held at Monks Eleigh Village Hall Sunday 24th November 11 am - 4.00 pm


New Visit Hadleigh Website Goes Live! It’s been another extremely busy year for your Visit Hadleigh Team, we had our first AGM in January and we are pleased to let you know that the Visit Hadleigh Website continues to go from strength to strength! We have designed, printed and distributed nearly 10,000 copies of our fantastic Visitor’s Map, Hadleigh in Bloom has flourished and we opened a “pop-up” Visitors Information Centre in the High Street. Our brilliant YouTube Channel is also a great way for visitors to see Hadleigh in action! And finally, we are delighted to let you know that we have just launched our brand new Visit Hadleigh Website! Please take a look and let us know your thoughts… We have worked tirelessly to fund these new initiatives and could not have done this without additional financial support from Suffolk County Council, Aldham Common Charity, Plant Parts, McCarthy & Stone and The Legacy Group. Stuart Service, Jane Snowdon, Carole Burne & Mark Elston YOUR VISIT HADLEIGH TEAM

Please write to: Kelvin Avis 68 High Street, Hadleigh, Ipswich IP7 5EF or email:

Dear Sir, To all those who organised the Hadleigh On Show 2019 - what a wonderful event you all staged. It was faultless, well done. You have achieved the display of the Hadleigh activities as never before. Having lived in, and around, Hadleigh for over 45 years, I am now aware of activities that I never knew existed. It was superbly well organised. I can guess how much effort went into the organisation. It was a great success. It should be repeated on a regular basis. Hadleigh is on the up, thanks to your initiative. I can't thank you all enough. Roger Young

Dear Sir, This is by way of a massive thank you to Brett Valley Lodge for their generous donation and continued support of The Christmas Present Trust. Without the help from them and other individuals and businesses in and around Hadleigh, we would cease to exist! Since we are aiming for longevity, meeting the needs of people who, for whatever reason, cannot be with friends or family on Christmas Day, we are constantly grateful for donations large and small so that we put on the event that seems to get bigger with each year that passes. Happy 5th birthday us, and thank you Brett Valley Lodge. Sarah and Simon Thompson - The Christmas Present Trust

Dear Sir, It is a little late to bemoan the fact that the Passenger Train Service from/to Hadleigh Station terminated on 29th February 1932. However the useful Community Bus Service to/from Manningtree Station has been discontinued from November 2019 along with the evening services and Sunday services to/from Hadleigh and Ipswich. which many have been found so useful over a number of years. This is a great inconvenience to persons, particularly those who have used the services to get to/from work, and would continue to use if available. We need to contact our local authorities and councils and Suffolk Country Council to reintroduce these bus services and maintain others which also have been so useful where many elderly people in local villages, without their own transport, need to have an easy means of getting around and particularly for shopping. There surely is a duty on local authorities to provide and maintain adequate public transport for the use of their communities. The many Buses which serve our local villages only carry a few persons. Surely the Community Buses which are not large could be used to carry those people who live in the local area instead of large double decker buses. John Cunningham

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Royal British Legion Hadleigh Branch & Club November Entertainment Sat 2nd Wannabe Shadows Fri 8th Scorpio Rising Fri 15th Karaoke Fri 22nd Disco Sat 23rd Skittlez Fri 29th Karaoke From all of us here at the British legion we thank you for your support Meat Raffle held Sunday Lunchtimes Thursday nights are Bingo nights, come along for a game from 7:30pm Super League Darts Tuesday nights Watch live sport on our 110inch Wide screen Keep up to date by visiting our Facebook page Membership If you have paid your annual RBL subscription of £17.50 and received your membership card you will also need to come into the Club and pay your Club Membership Fee of £8.00 / £6.00 OAP to obtain your Club Sticker. If you decide not to pay the Club fee you will not benefit from the reduced entrance fee for entertainment nights and will only be permitted to use the Club on two occasions during the month at a fee of £1.00 per visit.

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A huge thanks to everyone who supported our Cry Event in Memory of Rebecca Phillips - A great day was had by all, everyone worked so hard setting up stalls in what must of been one of the hottest days of the year. Thanking all involved in baking cakes, donating Raffle prizes, advertising the event and helping make the day and evening such a great success, we raised over £4000 which is fantastic and we re still waiting for money raised by David Bean from Circus Petite. Special thanks to Barbara Boyd for her continual support and very generous donation, Mick Fraser for also making a donation and Plumbmate who donated all money raised at their annual Golf Day, special thanks to Shaun and Mitch of The Brewers Arms, Polstead for all their support and help over the years in our fund raising and without the help of Sharon Topple of STE Independent Celebrant & Events Ltd this day would not of happened she was amazing. The money raised goes to CRY(Cardiac Risk in the Young) it will help with research to help prevent these heart conditions from taking so many youngsters from their families and loved ones. Julie & Pete Phillips

Dear Sir, On Saturday 21st September Gemma Cowell and Pamela Nicholls completed the Shine Night Walk in London. We did months of training to prepare for the 26.2 miles. We both did Bake Sales to raise extra funds for Cancer Research UK where Gemma raised £114.85 and Pamela raised £206.35 from cakes sold at Keith Avis where a ‘small change’ collection box raised a further £30. In all we raised £1328.20 and both of us would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped and donated. Pamela Nicholls & Gemma Cowell

Hadleigh Community Primary School 68 High Street, Hadleigh, Ipswich IP7 5EF

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Hadleigh on Show The Nursery Team recently took part in 'Hadleigh on Show' which gave us an opportunity to meet the people of Hadleigh and tell them all about our Forest School Nursery. We had some craft activities on offer for the children to have a go at, and displayed lots of the activities that the children take part in within the woods. We could also tell everyone that we are going to start building our Woodland Nursery base very soon! Please contact the school if you would like to come and visit us and see what we offer. Music The children have made an excellent start in their weekly class music lessons and are learning to focus on the interrelated dimensions of music with singing, instrumental work, improvisation and composition. Extra music tuition is again very popular with three large recorder groups, violins, flutes, clarinets, performance opportunities and a strong choir from Years 4 to 6. All children in KS2 will continue with ukulele and the Year 3 children are very excited about their first lesson. Eco Club The new Eco club started this half term. It is going from strength to strength, meeting up every other Wednesday on a lunchtime. So far the children have designed posters and planted seeds thanks to a kind donation. Staff are also embracing being Eco warriors with recycling their compostable waste, paper, plastic and foil in the staff room. Sport On Friday 20th September 2019, we took 32 pupils to compete in the Under 9's & Under 11's Cross Country event at Hadleigh High School. A total of eight schools entered the event. For the Under 9's race, the runners had to cover a distance of 600 metres, while the Under 11's runners had to cover a distance of 1,500 metres. There were around 220 children in total competing that morning, with around 60 runners in each of the four races.All of the HCPS pupils thoroughly enjoyed themselves, with some of them asking if they could run the race again! Overall, our Under 9's team won the event and our Under 11's team were runners-up! This was a fantastic achievement by all of our runners! Well done to them all!

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Ken’s SESAW News Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare Reg charity no 1124029

Kenneth has been out and about again, this time he met his public at our £1 Sale in Newton Green last month. He was pleased to have a photo with the cute little granddaughter belonging to one of our local volunteers. Thank you to everyone who helped raise £685 which will go towards caring for the rescued animals this winter. Our last fundraising event of the year is our Christmas Fair, 10-3pm on 17th November at the Old School, Long Melford, CO10 9DX. There will be gifts, cards decorations, clothes and accessories, pet items, books, CDs, DVDs, a big tombola and raffle. Refreshments and snacks available including lots of homemade cake. Meanwhile, please remember to keep your pets safe during the firework season, there are lots of ways to help your animals, ask your Vet for advice. Don’t forget about wildlife either. Check for hedgehogs before lighting the bonfire, they love nesting in the leaves and twigs. Whilst thinking about the garden, this may be a good time to install a bird feeding station if you don’t already have one. Of course this will be a great temptation to me and my kind so position it where cats cannot reach it. Despite the recent rain, the Environment Agency says water levels are low, creating a small pond would help birds and amphibians. Your county Wildlife Trust can advise you. Thinking about tasty snacks, it’s time for dinner before finding a cosy bed for me, Ollie (the Black) Cat. Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare, Reg.Charity No.1124029, Stoke Road, Leavenheath, CO6 4PP. Tel: 01787 210888, Check opening times before visiting in November

Ipswich Fencing Club We meet every Wednesday at St Alban's Catholic High School, Digby Road, Ipswich IP4 3NJ (near the hospital) from 1900 to 2100 and welcome both beginners and experienced fencers from 10 years old. Coaching is available for both foil and epee. We are running a Beginners Course starting on 6th March for five weeks from 1900 – 2000 and all necessary equipment will be supplied. For more details, please email us at

A Hadleigh Christmas Residents of Hadleigh and surrounding villages, we look forward to seeing you at the lighting of the Town Christmas Tree on December 7th from 5-9pm. Please see and follow our Facebook page ‘A Hadleigh Christmas’ for updates and meetings of the working group and volunteers. For more information about how to be involved and for other enquiries please contact Councillors Angela Gregg or Andrew Knock


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Kersey Mill Newsletter Over the last month, work has continued with the Mill’s stone machinery, namely the “runner” stones. These are being replaced before the associated stone furniture can be reinstated. Mill stones are stones used for grinding wheat or other grains and they are arranged in pairs.

Above the circular bedstone is the rotating “runner” stone, which actually does the grinding. Mill stones have to be accurately balanced, perfectly level and precisely the right distance apart in order for the process to work and also to prevent the stones from grinding against each other. The runner stone is supported by a cross-shaped metal piece (rind or rynd) which is fixed to a mace head topping the main shaft, which leads to the driving mechanism of the mill, the waterwheel. Each of the runner stones is divided into sections called harps. The harps have a complex grinding face cut into them consisting of “lands” which are raised sections and “furrows” which are the grooves. As the runner stone spins above the stationary bedstone it creates a scissoring or grinding action. When the grain falls into the centre of the runner-stone from the hopper and down through the shoe, it is forced outwards by the pattern on the surface of the stones and the centrifugal force. The grain is crushed between the lands and falls from the edge of the stone as flour. It will then pass down a chute where it can be bagged as 100% wholemeal flour. White flour is produced by a wiremachine or “bolter” which is a series of sieves, made from graduated fine mesh and used to separate the 100% wholemeal flour into bran, semolina, and white flour. The next phase will be work to the Mill’s elevators and bolters. Now that preparations for Santa’s Workshops are well underway, further restoration work will remain on hold until the New Year. For further details about Kersey Mill and Santa’s Workshops (the Mill’s major fundraising events), please visit

Churches in Hadleigh - Praying for Hadleigh 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 October we will be praying for the following streets: Week commencing Sunday 3rd November Woodthorpe Road; Week commencing Sunday 10th November Oxford Drive; Week commencing Sunday 17th November Rampling Close, Chisnall Close, Ward Close, Allen Road, Durrant Road, Leeks Close; Week commencing Sunday 24th November Emmerson Way, Betts Close, Lambert 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 Greg Frost 823804 Hadleigh URC Wendy Atkins 822535 St Joseph’s RC Church Anita Rosbrook 810057 St Mary’s CoE Joyce Willis 823165


Saturday 16th November, 10am - 12 noon at The Village Hall, Elmsett


See Hitcham’s Church Bells Saturday 16 November 2-4pm All Saints Church IP7 7NN A Special Event to see Hitcham’s bells which date from 1697, up close on the ground before they go to the Foundry for restoration, thanks to a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Find out about their history. Children’s activities. Teas. Photographic competition. Contact Malcolm and Nicola Currie 01449 741265

Hadleigh Healing Society November is upon us with the dark mornings and even darker nights. For those who work full time it seems as if they never see daylight. The thought of winter with fog, frost and possibly snow is a depressing thought. With so much uncertainty about our future going forward within government and how it is going effect us all it is not surprising we all feel apprehensive. For businesses not being able to plan ahead with any certainty, worrying how secure your job is going to be . Sometime the pressure becomes too much. We, qualified, registered healers are there too listen to your concerns, we have not got all the answers and cannot wave a magic wand. We will LISTEN and in the strictest confidence. There is a saying “A problem shared is a problem halved”. Let us help you. Telephone: 01473 823282 (answer machine) for an appointment or log onto our website: or visit us on our Facebook page

Two contrasting films for the end of our 2019 season Friday 8th November at 7.30 pm

COLETTE (15) A biographical drama film based upon the life of the French novelist Colette and starring Keira Knightley and Dominic West. Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms. Please note this film is rated 15 for sexual scenes both opposite and same sex. Friday 22nd November at 7.30 pm

FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS (12A) A fast-living, cynical London music executive heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he’s pranked by his boss into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen. This uplifting comedy tells how the Cornish singing group hit the big time. Admission to both films is £3.50 on the door During both presentations, we will be selling our ever-popular refreshments – teas, coffee, fruit juice and choc ices – milk or plain.

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Hadleigh Steering Group The Hadleigh Steering Group met on Monday 14th October 2019 and was Chaired by Kathryn Grandon. The Group meets at 4.15pm on the second Monday of the month at the Leisure Centre and all residents, businesses and those with an interest in Hadleigh are welcome to attend. This summary of our last meeting gives a flavour of some of the matters that were discussed or presented. 1. Main Agenda Item: Hadleigh Guildhall Complex 1438 – 1990 Jan Byrne - Summary provided This was a brief background history on how the Town developed into the affluent industrial Town that it became. There being no overall Lord of Hadleigh, the chief inhabitants, the cloth merchants, together bought the Market lands and rights from the Manor of Toppsfield Hall (as it was called then), which included the Market lands and the rights from the Manor of Toppsfield Hall, which included the Market House, Long Hall with Almshouses underneath and probably a Market Hall on the site of the present Corn Exchange. They rebuilt the Market House and managed the Town from these buildings becoming the Hadleigh Market Feoffment. Over the centuries the property had multiple public uses, with the Feoffment being most famous for the way it managed the Poor Law requirements and having one of the earliest ‘Work Houses’ or ‘House of Correction’ in the County, running from the 1570’s through to the 1820’s. The buildings at various times housed the Grammar School, the first Free School/National School. There have been shops on the ground floor, rooms were used for feasts, banquets and theatrical productions. It is difficult to identify exactly which rooms were used for what purposes. The building having both shrunk and grown over its 600 year history. For most of the buildings life has been the centre of Local Government as well as the major centre for Town life and activities. The Market House and Guilds halls are listed as Grade One with the New Town Hall Grade Two. Together with the Grade One Deanery Tower and Grade One church, they form the unique historic centre of Hadleigh. 2. Updates: 2.1. Hadleigh Town Council: Five months into office, Hadleigh Town Council is progressing with Committees and Working Parties up and running. The advertisement for a Town Manager is now on the website and will be in the Press this week. Following this, there will shortly be adverts for Finance and Admin staff. A working party is to be set up to develop a Strategic Plan for the current Councillors’ term of office, 2020 to 2023. This is hoped to make provision for Community Engagement, bringing in views of the Public. Surveys will be carried out in paper format and on line. Future events include Christmas, where a working party has been set up and will shortly report to the Council. Alongside the British Legion the Council will support VE and VJ days next year. Suffolk Radio have awarded Hadleigh the chance to host Suffolk Day in the Town on June 21st next year. Preparations will begin in the New Year and we will be looking for ideas and volunteers! Finally HTC would like to formally congratulate Ian and his team of volunteers for the very successful Hadleigh On Show. It was a wonderful day for Hadleigh and there were so many congratulatory comments afterwards. 2.2 Babergh District Council Re Kathryn’s involvement in Democracy Day Babergh webinar with Suffolk Schools. One of the schools was particularly interested in Hadleigh’s Tidy Town Group and was considering starting their own Tidy Town group. Advised that the B.D.C. E.GM planned for 22nd October regarding the name change from Babergh to South Suffolk has been postponed 2.3 VISIT HADLEIGH Pop up Visitor Information Jane Snowdon trained and managed 6 VIPS (Visitor Information Providers) to provide the services of a Visitor Information Centre for 9 weeks from 12th August to 12th October; we would have started earlier if it had been possible. During this time we saw a total of 327 people, more than a third from out of the county, or from other countries. The V.I. Log book contains details of what was asked for and how we helped. The records help us to learn. As a result of cuts this year V.I. services are now provided differently within the five Wool Towns, except for Sudbury that continues with a full-time TIC. I have drafted a leaflet with place, days, opening times of information providers in the five towns to help those visiting the area if they want to actually speak to local people. Town Guided Walks Only one group town walk this year rained throughout but was still completed. Otherwise take up for Guided Walks has only been slightly down on last year, which is good considering the weather this year. The ready access to The Memories of Cedric Morris exhibition in the VIC and promoting the Guided Walks from there has helped. Website We are delighted to inform you the NEW Visit Hadleigh Website has gone live! Our new site has a more contemporary feel and is easier to navigate. With information on Hadleigh’s History, Where to Stay, Food & Drink, Shopping, What to Do, How to Find Us and a full calendar of events… Please take a look and let us know your thoughts: We have asked all the High Street businesses to contribute £75 per annum towards the running costs of the website. 2.4 Legacy Group/Community Gardens and Hanging Baskets The first set of railings, to screen the bottle bank, is now in place sponsored by The Hadleigh Legacy Group. In the spring we will be planting flowering climbers to enhance the gardens. The High Street hanging baskets still have

some colour, revived by the rain but will soon be taken down and made ready for next year. 2.5 Tidy Town Volunteers continue to provide a wonderful service. Reminder that the cigarette end pouches have been distributed around the town and are available from the Tidy Town Group email 2.6. Hadleigh and Boxford PPG MMR Vaccinations Measles is in the news again. There have been serious outbreaks in Wales and England and the number of children catching measles is rising. The catch up clinics are not arranged by the Health Centre, NHS screening do this and send all the invite letters. If a patient is overdue then they will be continued to be invited in for the immunisation, although sadly some parents still chose to decline this important immunisation for their child. Leaflets have been sent out via the schools. The website for info is as follows: Flu Vaccination The Practice has vaccine and is operating the open access clinics. Supplies are on schedule. Patients are encouraged to have their jab at the Health Centre. Missed Appointments Last month, September 2019, Hadleigh and Boxford surgeries had a combined rate of 163 missed appointments, 65 for GP’s and 98 for Nurses/Clinics. This is the equivalent to a cost of £4,890 or 27.7 hours. Connect for Health at Hadleigh on Show The PPG found it a very useful experience, not only networking but also talking to potential participants . As a result of the day, we have had a number people phoning in for Community Connector appointments. We have also had a number of referrals as a result of our Connect for Health article in the Hadleigh Community News. Congratulations to the HoS organisers and volunteers. 2.7 Hadleigh On Show Ian Grutchfield thanked all those who sponsored or volunteered. The overall cost of staging HOS was c£4,000 (including £2500 in payments, £1500 in waived hire fees) “It has been fantastic to see the enthusiasm of the town for our first event. We are very grateful to our sponsors, especially Hadleigh Thrift Shop, without whom we could not have held such a successful event. We are thrilled that so many groups have exhibited and so many people visited, it is more than we expected” Key Statistics: 1223 guests counted into the Guildhall, 900 guests counted into St Mary’s Church, 30 crew/volunteers additional to the total, 620 HOS Guides given out, 81 groups with representatives attending 3.1 A Hadleigh Christmas Hadleigh Town Council have created a Working Party to deliver the Hadleigh Christmas Tree Lighting event which will take place on Saturday December 7th between 5 and 9pm. We met twice in October. We have a budget of £3,000, more than has been allocated in several years, and it is a great responsibility to spend it efficiently and give Hadleigh the Christmas it deserves. Grateful thanks to those Hadleigh organisations and businesses who are already on board including everyone who has rented a stall to sell lovely Christmassy things. A Christmas window competition will also take place and a raffle of donations from Hadleigh businesses. The tree will be lit at 7.15 with singing, a brass band, majorettes and dancing. There will be a Santa Claus, food and drink, activities and surprises, which we will reveal nearer the time. The Porch Project have kindly offered to steward the event. Press and social media will be updated with meetings and volunteers are welcome to join us to help in the build up and on the night. A Facebook Page ‘A Hadleigh Christmas’ has been created. We have applied for a road closure for Market Place at the junction with the High Street and adjacent to the Ram, leaving access to the residences and the pharmacy. We will not have absolute confirmation until two weeks prior to the event, which is standard practice for this process. Enquiries and further information from 3.2 Brexit – Advice for Businesses Whilst things seem to be changing on an almost daily basis, there is current advice and guidance available to help ensure that business is able to manage the impact of Brexit on their operation. Locally, in an offer believed to be unique in the country, businesses in Suffolk have access to dedicated business Brexit advisers. The advisers, Michael Chapman and Koyas Miah, are funded by Suffolk Public Sector Leaders and are managed by Suffolk Chamber of Commerce. Suffolk Chamber has set up a Brexit business hotline for businesses to contact with any questions, the number is (01473) 694803. Alternatively, the advisers can be contacted by email; or More information can be found on their website. The New Anglia Growth hub offers a broad range of 1-2-1 business support and advice that is free for businesses to access, they can be contacted on 0300 333 6536 or by email at They are also providing Brexit information and details of events and specialist sector advice, further information can be found on the website For current government advice for all businesses with information on trading and working with the EU. The Economic Development team at Babergh can also be contacted for support on this or any other matter, either via email at or by telephone on 03001234000 (Option 7) 3.3 H.E.A.T Hadleigh Environmental Action Team We have only met once as the newly formed ‘HEAT’ group, so we’re finding our legs. Hopefully new

interested individuals will join the monthly meetings and keep informed. We have a newly-minted Facebook page and quite a lot of interest in it. We had a presence at Hadleigh on Show, with a poster designed by members. One member has established the Water Refill strategy for Hadleigh. Another member writes a regular column in Hadleigh Community News on environmental issues, which can reflect some of the HEAT work: we will nominate an Eco-hero each month and there will perhaps be a yearly event to celebrate this.There is already a HEAT ‘Our Tidy Town’ action team, and we hope to create other teams according to interests (e.g. rewilding; cycling; community allotments; reducing plastic waste; food waste; plant-based diets; composting, education etc…) NEXT St Grp MEETING: 11th November @ 4:15pm Hadleigh Pool and Leisure. Ian Grutchfield will be Chairman for the meeting. Main Agenda Item: Kay Baker Gotelee Solicitors will be talking about Lasting Power of Attorney and answering questions on Estate Planning matters.

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Poetry Corner Our Little Town Deep in the Suffolk countryside, down in a dell, Lies the little town of Hadleigh, where all is very well. Jim Lawrence on the hill-top, which overlooks the town, Lying down before you, like a jewel within the crown. The houses cluster round the church, with roofs of many colours, And trees of green that can be seen, in between the clutter. Beeston’s buses to get from A to B, But you can only go to Ipswich or lovely Sudbury; With Sharon in the Ipswich handing out your dosh, And Mike is in the Head, cooking up some nosh. Huffers to get your breakfast from, at any time of day, With steaming mug of coffee, made that special Huffers way. Andrew’s, the butchers, spotlessly clean, Come in and see it all - all the meat’s lean: Lamb, beef, chicken or veal - all you need for a wonderful meal. The Co-op in Hadleigh, well, what can I say? The hub of the town, in its own sweet way. The scruffy little doggy watches from the window, Wishing he could play With all the little boys and girls, going on their way. The ladies that serve us seven days a week, with papers to read And pens to write, and cards to send to make things right. Frost for moving Houses large or small; Flats or bungalows - no problem at all. If you need a little screw, or a great big mower, You’ll find them all in Partridge’s, where life’s a little slower. Hot sausage rolls on cold winter days, Ice-cold drinks while out at play: You’ll find them at Gregg’s and a whole lot more, So pop in now, there are treats in store. One little flower shop, smelling very sweet, With loads of lovely flowers - even some that you can eat. TSB is all we’ve got The banks have all gone, we’ve been forgot. The market-place on Fridays is the place to be, Selling lots of lovely things just for you and me. Toppesfield Bridge, as old as can be, With swans on the river and birds in the trees, A lovely peaceful place to be. The pill-box on the other hill, a sign of what has been, Reminders of the brave, brave men, that walked our fields of green. Lest we forget the chosen few, respected by so many, To live our lives in peace and love, In our little town called Hadleigh. Sarrah 48

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Beaumont Community Primary School We were very happy to welcome members of the Town Council to our open afternoon on the 15th October 2019. Children from years 5 and 6 showed our visitors around the school. Councillor Faccini commented “I was very impressed with our guides, they are a credit to the school. They were delightful and I was sorry when the visit ended”. If you are looking for a school place for September 2020 and were not able to make the open afternoon, please call the school office to arrange a visit on 01473 825120.

Jubilee Cup Final for Stoke On the 30th of September, the team from Stoke by Nayland travelled down to Canons Brook on a very grey Sunday morning, all meeting at 11:30 as they prepared for their 3rd final in a row. The team of 2019 very much changed from the 2017 victors and very different from the team that started the season back in March, a testament the strength in depth. The pairs went off at 1:30 on the 8th, all striking the ball well whilst the singles then started at 2 on the 1st. After the first 5 holes the matches were very even but by the turn the score board was very blue, Playgolf up in 7 matches, 1a/s and 1 up for SBN. However after a run of pars the opening singles player for Stoke by Nayland, Ian Collett taking the first point winning by 3&2 but this was quickly counter balanced as Nigel Byham lost 5&4. Trevor Brace had his player at dormie 3 but a never say die attitude by the opposition meant the match went all the way with Trevor seeing it out on the 18th. Stoke 2-1 up. Quickly following this Eric Fisher 3&2 and Ian Todd 3&1 put Stoke in a very strong position. All supporters quickly shot over to the last singles match as this was key and it was a real ding dong but Rich Fryer just lost out on the 18th green. 4-2. All now jumped on buggies as pairs over on the 3rd, some distance away and there had been a big turnaround with both Maj Cutis/Keith Hodgson and then Norman Davidson/Darren Russell losing 4&3. 4-4. Over to the last pair Adrian Cherry/ Steve Martin, 40/50 supporters now watching on the par 3 5th and Adrian steps up to the plate and puts it 3feet from the hole- birdie secured to go 1 up with two to play. Adrian and Steve then both played the par5 6th so well, both on green in regulation with that man Adrian sinking the winning putt. And Stoke by Nayland take the trophy for the third time in a row, Richard Bland being presented the trophy by organiser Phil Redhead. Steve Clark

Christmas Wreath Workshop 2019 Burstall Village Hall IP8 3DR on Saturday November 30th Morning from 10 -12.30, Afternoon from 2 – 4.30 Come along and join the fun. This is a great way to start your festive preparations. There will be 2 sessions again this year due to the great demand for places. Cost per person is £15 this includes tuition, a wet foam wreath base, delicious refreshments and any floristry wires or ribbon you may need. You will need to bring a carrier bag full of foliage of your choice, garden scissors and small sharp knife plus any decorations you may wish to use. The wreaths are always fabulous and anyone can make them. You will take home an original, stylish decoration for door or table and be the envy of friends and neighbours! Booking Is Essential As Places Are Limited - 10% of all profit will be donated to the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust at Fen House in Ely. Contact Ann Burchnall 01473 652262 Payment may be made on the day

Mitchell Mane John Cuncannon Wishing a happy birthday to our adored and precious grandson who is 1yr old on November 1st. Lots of love from Nannie & Grandad Russo “p.s. Just like Grandad with his hat on”

Lawrence Werber presents â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Dickens at Christmasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Until he retired last Christmas, Lawrence was the dentist at The Looking-Glass Dental Practice at 72 High Street. Many of his former patients will know that he had a parallel career as an actor, an unusual combination that at times needed a lot of understanding from them - like when he was offered a job at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon: which meant being able to work in Hadleigh on Sundays and Monday mornings only for the 2month duration of the run. Lawrence is presenting a Christmas-themed version of his acclaimed oneman show â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Dickens!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; in his home village of Great Bealings, near Woodbridge, at the end of November. The venue is Annesley Hall, a historic Great House with a magnificent double-height hall with a minstrelsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; gallery, designed as a performance space, with wonderful acoustics. Owners Nicky and Ben Morton-Wright are keen supporters of the arts, and warm and welcoming hosts. Tickets, at ÂŁ10.00 for adults and ÂŁ6.00 for under 18s (suitable for 10+), include a complimentary drink and a mince pie. Proceeds will be shared equally between two charities: the restoration fund of St Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church, Gt Bealings and Nickyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice, Dance East, The show covers a wide range of Dickensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; extraordinary output. It includes works written specially for Christmas. extracts from the novels with a Christmas connection and culminates, of course, with â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;A Christmas Carolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Dickens himself was a fantastic performer, drawing huge audiences. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;A Christmas Carolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; was a favourite, and contemporary accounts vividly describe the audiencesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; responses: booing Scrooge, weeping, cheering, and leaping out of their seats and shouting with joy when Dickens revealed that poor Tiny Tim â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;did NOT dieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Lawrence says â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The reasons why Dickensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; works are, like Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, still performed globally are complex. He creates characters that we recognise, with a deep understanding of human strengths and failings: he writes in an intrinsically dramatic way â&#x20AC;&#x201C; like a screenwriter. He produces scenes that are gripping, cliffhangers that make us desperate to move on to the next scene: he writes comedy and pathos, and everything in between, brilliantly. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;If you like Dickens, you will like this show: and even if you think you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, you will discover things that could change your mind. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Many of my lovely former patients asked me to contact them if I had something coming up in the future. I am aiming to contact everybody personally, but it is a big job. So if you are one of them and are reading this, I shall be delighted if you can be there. Anyone else who is interested is also welcome, of course.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Performances are on Friday 29 November at 7.30 and Saturday 30 November at 3.00 and 7.30. At Annesley Hall, Boot Street, Gt Bealings, Woodbridge, IP136PQ. Parking is available. Tickets from Norman Porter at Inquiries: Although you can pay on the door, advance booking is recommended because numbers are limited.

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September in these parts is dominated by the Great East Run. The half marathon is a hugely popular event and attracts over two thousand entries from the local area. The start is at Portman Road in Ipswich and the route takes runners out of town to Freston and back along the river estuary. This year a fantastic seventeen Hares took part some of whom are in the photo above. First lady Hare was Alice Heather-Hayes who competed in 1:27:40, and first male Hare was Aiden Bell in 1:30:25. Congratulations to all our finishers! The other main event last month was the Hares Charity Quiz Night at the football club on 27th. Teams of six battled it out over some tricky questions set by quizmaster Bob Grimsey. A fantastic night raised £390 for CALM, the club’s chosen charity for 2019. Many thanks to Bob and his team for organising a great event.

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Chelsworth Christmas Fair Saturday 7th December Are you stressed by busy high streets? Is internet shopping too impersonal? Treat yourself to a peaceful and personal, Christmas shopping experience at Chelsworth Christmas Fair on Saturday 7th December from 11am until 4pm. The Fair is held in Chelsworth’s beautiful medieval church and is a truly festive experience. There will be about 20 stalls selling crafts, gifts and festive foods. There will also be seasonal refreshments and some musical entertainment from Serendipity; plus, of course, the famous and fabulous, Chelsworth Christmas raffle. Entry is £3 for adults, children free and also free entry for Chelsworth residents. Car parking is free at a nearby farm. Chelsworth is on the B1114 between Lavenham and Bildeston

Hadleigh Table Tennis Club A start has been made in the Ipswich League with Hadleigh “A” playing in Division 1 and Hadleigh “Owls” in Division 3. The “A” team are off to a good start and currently placed 4th from 10 teams. Two victories were registered against St. Margarets Jacks, 9-1, and against Pickwicks Stowmarket “A”, 64. The first loss was against a strong Britannia Swifts team by 9 games to one, Mike Emmerson recording the sole singles win. New addition Chris Mayhew has started the season well by winning six of his nine singles. Close behind is the dependable Mike Emmerson with five from nine. Streve Holland has won three from six. Unfortunately Team Secretary, Peter Wright, is still absent with an ankle problem sustained last season and may have to wait until after Christmas before returning to competitive play. The “Owls” having had two fixtures postponed have only managed two games. The first was a loss against Kingsfleet by seven games to three followed by a win against Britannia Buzzards by the same score. In the latter Rupert Pyett, David Rickett, and new player Richard Oakes, all won two singles games each. David has scored well in both matches having won four games from six played. Richard in his first season has won a commendable three from six, with Rupert winning two from three. Once they catch up on their postponed matches a higher League position should result. This Season’s League Cup has a record entry of nineteen teams. Both the “A” side and the “Owls” have byes in Round 1. It is a sad fact that as a Sport Table Tennis has suffered a drastic decline in recent years. This season the Ipswich League has only 40 teams playing in four Divisions. Five years ago there were 44 teams, and ten years ago 53 teams. Wind the clock back 20 years and there were 59 teams playing in five Divisions. Going even further back to season 1979/1980 there were 142 teams playing in eleven Divisions. There are many reasons for the decline, but the game in the Ipswich League is mainly being played by the mid to older generation. Regretfully it is a fact of life that only a few younger players are coming into the game and unless this alters the situation in the Ipswich League will not improve. Ken Rodwell (Secretary)

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Hadleigh Tennis Club Two annual events to report this month. The match against Bildeston went ahead despite the threatening weather and rightly so as most was played in dry conditions. This year the Ladies’ match was tied and the trophy will be shared. The Men’s match was won by Hadleigh mirroring the first match in 1881. After the tennis a fine tea was enjoyed by the teams. The last Sunday morning in September saw the Club celebrate the end of the summer season with the traditional President`s tournament. This is fun event but still with a competitive edge. Members play tennis in a variety of formats, including mixed doubles, ladies and men’s doubles and this year in a new “champions” team tennis. Individual players accumulate points towards the result of the tournament. This year 20 members turned out despite the possibility of heavy rain. As it was the rain held off and the eventual winners were Liz Allen and Sandy Claireaux who share the “Ken Goddard memorial cup”, for the next twelve months. Peter Richards, Hadleigh Tennis Club president, presented the trophy to the worthy winners. Other prizes were won by Paul Knowles and Eunice Scott who won the prestigious President`s Tennis Quiz Prize!. The competition was followed by a convivial buffet lunch where members discussed the points that” just got away”. We play all year round on 3 floodlit all weather courts located on Layham Road next to the rugby club. For the winter season Club Play sessions are on Thursday evenings from 6.30pm to 8.00pm and Sunday mornings from 10.00am to 12.00 pm. If you are interested come along to any of the Club Play sessions and have a go. If you need further information please email, or text our Secretary, Bryan Walls on 07714 484842

Stoke by Nayland Ladies Over 40 Ladies dodged some very heavy showers to take part in our Autumn Meeting on Stoke's Gainsborough Course on Thursday, September 26th. It was the last major event of the golfing year so everyone was very pleased for Diana Harris, Lady Captain, who won the event and the Specialist Shield with 36 points. Runner-Up was Alison Jennings with 35 while three Ladies - Janet Hodge, Katie Clark and Katrina Bygrave - all scored 33. The afternoon greensomes front nine winners were Katie Clark and Catriona Chaplin with 16 points and Janet Hodge and Barbara Rowe took the back nine with 21 points. A good supper restored the spirits of those who hadn't done so well and we were able to see the fantastic array of goods donated by all Lady Members to a Colchester Food Bank.

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First Team News The first teams mixed results have continued with a 3-1 home defeat against a strong F.C Clacton side on Sept 20th, this was followed by a match at Long Melford losing 4-2 in the Thurlow Nunn League Cup on Sept 25th. Saturday 28th we were definitely not at the races for our trip to Newmarket as we lost 4-0. Friday night football at the Millfield on 4th Oct saw Woodbridge the visitors with two new players in our squad Emmanuel Machaya and Cruise Nyadzayo on dual registration from Bury Town added strength to the squad as we ran out winning 2-1. Tuesday 8th Oct a trip to higher league opposition A.F.C Sudbury in a Suffolk Premier Cup tie with the score level at 2-2 a penalty shoot out to decided the winner saw our 'keeper Nick Punter make three fine saves to see us through to the next round against Lowestoft Town as we ran out winning 5-4. A long trip to Leighton Town (Leighton Buzzard) in the F.A.Vase saw us drop out of this competition as we lost 2-1. A Friday night trip to Stanway Rovers on 18th Oct saw us well beaten by a strong well organised Rovers outfit losing 4-0 Reserve Team News Sept 28th a trip to Diss Town is always a tough encounter but on this occasion we beat the hosts 3-1. Saturday 5th Oct saw a long trip to Bildeston Rangers Reserves in a Suffolk Reserves Cup match which saw us coming away with a 10- 0 win. 12th Oct Long Melford were the visitors which we can out winning 5-0. Oct 15th we hosted Halstead Town Reserves in quarter final match of the Chell Trophy this entertaining match saw us run out winners as we beating the current Cup Holders 3-0 to see us into the semi-finals as our fine season continued which it certainly did on Saturday 19th as we played Woodbridge Town Reserves in a league match we lead 1-0 at the interval but the crowd of 70 were treated to a 9 goal second half thriller as we won 7 -3 with Sam Sharp netting 4 times with Dave Strike , Jack Yaxley, & James Collis the other scorers . Under 18' News Our poor league season continues as Manager Tom Camp continues to rebuild the Team, despite playing attacking football we have seem ourselves lose 4-1 at Stowmarket, a narrow defeat at Whitton losing 3-2, 6-0 at home to Framlingham and another narrow lose at home to Woodbridge 43. However we have progressed further in the Suffolk F.A mid week cup with a well deserved 1-0 over Whitton United to see us into the next round. Veterans News A 4-0 home win against Cockfield saw the Vets remain top of division 3 of NSVL, before a tight Seniors (over 40) Cup match against Lowestoft Town on Sunday 20th saw a 3-2 victory. The Brettsiders had a fine 6-3 win against Martlesham Old Boys, before an away match saw them return home on the back of a 9-1 defeat by a somewhat robust Gt Blakenham Chequers outfit. November Matches First Team 2nd Nov Long Melford v Hadleigh, 9th Nov Hadleigh v Swaffham Town, 16th Norwich Utd v Hadleigh, 23rd Nov Hadleigh v Whitton Utd, 30th Nov Ely City v Hadleigh Reserves 2nd Nov Holland F.C v Hadleigh, 16th Nov Long Melford v Hadleigh (Suffolk Reserve Cup 2nd Round), 23rd Framlingham Tn v Hadleigh, 26th Hadleigh v Cornard (Chell Trophy Semi -Final , 30th Nov Hadleigh v Mildenhall Under 18's 6th Nov Hadleigh v Felixstowe & Walton, 20th Nov Hadleigh v Leiston, 26th Nov Needham Market v Hadleigh Vets 17th Nov Ipswich Revolution v Hadleigh Vets, 17th Nov Chantry Phoenix v Vets Brettsiders September 200 Club winners 1: David Presley (5 ) £100, 2: Paul Bray (33) £50 website www. facebook hadleigh united football club-official

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Hadleigh & District Summer Darts Invitation League The finals and presentation evening of the summer darts league was held at the British legion on Monday 31st September. The darts were almost insignificant following the sad news that Cock Jets team member Paul Dawes (Dawsey) had passed away following a motorcycle crash a few days before. Moving tributes from team members and friends took place before any darts were played including dedicating their league win to Dawsey. The evening continued as best as it could with KO cup, doubles and singles titles to be settled. Cockney Rebels won the KO cup beating the George dragons in the final, Glenn Bentley and Kevin Sparkes also from the rebels took the pairs title from Callum Morrin and Lloyd Dodsworth of the Cock Jets. The singles final was a repeat of last year this time rebels Tom King coming out on top beating Colin Hynard from the Dragons. Thanks to the British Legion for holding the event, and to Melvin Tilbury, John Martin and all the helpers on night (you know who you are) See you in the winter. All the results:League Winner Cock Jets League R/U George Dragons Wooden Spoon Groton Fox KO Cup Winner Cockney Rebels KO Cup R/U George Dragons Singles Winner Tom King (Cockney Rebels) Singles R/U Colin Hynard (George Dragons) Doubles Winner Glenn Bentley/Kevin Sparkes (Cock Vets) Doubles R/U Callum Morrin/Lloyd Dodsworth (Cock Jets) Captains cup Winner Simon Farthing (Cock Vets) Captains cup R/U Matt Daniels (George Dragons) High checkout B.Mansfield 158 (Groton Fox) Most 180’s G.Bentley (6) Final League Table P W L D F A PTS Cock Jets 20 14 2 4 125 75 32 George Dragon 20 13 3 4 120 80 30 Cock Vets 20 13 4 3 130 70 29 Cockney Rebels 20 13 5 2 118 82 28 Legion Arrows 20 11 3 6 113 87 28 Bild Red Lion 20 7 11 2 86 114 16 The Cock 20 5 10 5 85 115 15 Brewers Arms 20 6 12 2 89 111 14 Legion Loungers 20 4 13 3 79 121 11 Hint Social Club 20 5 14 1 74 126 11 Groton Fox 20 2 15 2 75 125 6 Colin Hynard


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Hadleigh Community News, November 2019  

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Hadleigh Community News, November 2019