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The Local Community News

April 2020

Babergh communities to benefit from funding boost of more than £200,000 Communities across Babergh have received a funding boost totalling more than £200,000 to be used for local projects including a much-needed car park in Lavenham. Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is collected from developers when they build new properties in Babergh, with the aim of ensuring local infrastructure keeps pace with housing growth. With CIL funding of £190,000 now approved, work can commence on revitalising a plot of land on Water Street, Lavenham, which was used for gas works between 1872 to 1937. The site will now benefit from a twenty-four space car park, which will include two charging points for electric vehicles - a positive step forward in protecting the local environment from the effects of climate change. There is also scope for further charging points to be added to meet the developing needs of the community. Following overwhelming support from the local community, works will be carried out by Lavenham Parish Council, who will also contribute £48,000 of their local parish council Neighbourhood CIL fund towards the project. Cllr Clive Arthey, Babergh District Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning, said: “CIL monies can be a long-term beneficial funding source which makes a real difference to residents in Babergh. These payments ensure housing growth in our district enables communities to thrive, not just now, but for many years to come. “I am pleased that this round of funding has allowed us to make a significant contribution to a project which will not only preserve local heritage but will also accommodate electric vehicle charging points to tackle the effects of climate change.” Other areas to receive CIL funding during this spending round include East Bergholt, successfully securing over £14,000 towards essential improvement works at Constable Memorial Hall. A joint bid for £8,000 from Suffolk County Council and Capel St Mary Parish Council to provide a bus shelter on Thorney Road was also given the green light. Further information about how the CIL works can be found on the council’s website, with details about how the levy has been allocated available on the councils’ award-winning Developer Contributions Database.

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Lavenham Sinfonia 2020 Season The Lavenham Sinfonia begins its 2020 Season with a series of concerts in which Beethoven figures prominently. 2020 is, of course, the 250th Anniversary of Beethoven’s birth in 1770 and the Sinfonia will be marking the occasion by playing not only the Violin Concerto but also the composer’s Fourth Piano Concerto. Its first concert is, however, firmly fixed in the romantic era. It is being held at Lavenham Church on the 19th April 2020 starting at 19:00 hrs and will open with the Petite Symphonie by Charles Gounod. Gounod is best remembered for his operas particularly Faust but this charming short symphony composed in 1885 has always remained popular and has kept a place in the modern repertoire. It is in the classical four movement format and is scored for a wind ensemble of 9 instruments. The symphony is followed by a performance of the 5 Ruckert Leider by Gustav Mahler. The 5 songs were composed separately between 1901 and 1902 and were not intended to form a song cycle, only having a common link through the poetry of Friedrich Ruckert. However they are now usually performed together with the soloist choosing the order in which they are sung. The soloist is the mezzo-soprano Daniela Bechly. Ms Bechly has sung a variety of operatic roles in opera houses across Europe but now focuses on the development of the Pimlott Foundation that she established in the name of her late husband. The final piece in the concert is Dvorak’s ever popular 8th Symphony. Composed in the summer and autumn of 1889 this cheery and lyrical symphony draws its inspiration from the Bohemian folk music that Dvorak loved. It is scored for a large, diverse group of wind and brass instruments including the Cor Anglais (an instrument that was to figure so strongly in the slow movement of the following 9th Symphony) as well as percussion and strings, the piece is in the usual 4 movements. Please put the date in your diary and come along to support the orchestra and enjoy some fine music playing. Please also give some thought to becoming a patron (£75 per year) or a Friend (£35 per year) and assist one of the few orchestra’s playing live music in Norfolk and Suffolk. Details are on the website www.lavenham-sinfonia.co.uk. Tickets can be obtained from Lavenham Tourist Office or Lavenham Guildhall

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Hadleigh Sea Scout Group After 30 years of service to the Scout Association Barry Dallas, Group Scout Leader has been forced to give up his post, due to an apparent change of rules whereby any management role can only be held for 5 years with an extension to 10 years. Barry has been GSL for 25 years after taking over from Jimmy Wilding when the HQ, Osborne Hall opened. Barry has been a stalwart of the group and GSL for 25 years, 5 years as a cub scout leader, and has given his all to ensure the group has been run within the rules and values of the Scout Association for the benefit of all young people of Hadleigh and surrounding areas. At this time, I feel it is also opportune for me to hand over as Akela to my Assistant Cub Scout Leader, Vicky Ormes. Between us Barry and I have given 55 years to Scouting in Hadleigh and whilst it is with heavy hearts, we know we have an excellent team of leaders and helpers who are more than capable of continuing the good work in the Hadleigh Community. We would like to thank everyone who has been part of the Hadleigh Groups over the years, Leaders, Committee Members, Parents, Town Organisations, Supporters in Hadleigh and all the young people who have hopefully benefitted from Scouting in Hadleigh. Pat Pitcher, Akela, Cub Scout Leader

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Hadleigh Show 2020 Cancelled

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It is with great regret that the committee of the Hadleigh Farmers Agricultural Association, and the organisers of the Hadleigh Show, have to announce that the 181st Hadleigh Show, due to take place on 16th May 2020, is cancelled. The organising committee feel that, despite there being no formal guidance for large events to be stopped, it would be irresponsible of us to encourage people into large gatherings until the threat of COVID-19 is under control and manageable. We are obviously hugely disappointed not to be able to showcase agriculture, rural activities and put on a lovely day out for our incredible supporters but we feel in the current situation this is unavoidable. We will be working closely with our exhibitors, trade stand holders, sponsors and visitors to ensure that the cancellation process is as smooth as possible but ask for understanding and patience in, what is, an unprecedented situation. We are enormously grateful, and humbled, by the huge levels of support we have received from all of our exhibitors and traders who had, once again, given us a fully subscribed show and we would like to publicly thank all of them for such fantastic support for this years show and for past and future shows. We will be back to the planning stages for the Hadleigh Show to be back in 2021 and will be working with all of our incredible supporters and wish all of them a safe 2020. For any further enquiries please contact secretary@hadleighshow.co.uk but please understand that this will be under immense pressure in the initial stages of the show cancellation process. All information, as it becomes available, will be posted on social media, our website and via e-mail to all contacts on our system.

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Lavenham jewellery business shortlisted for award The directors of Lavenham based, Jonathan Lambert Ltd are delighted to announce that the business has been shortlisted in the category of “Bespoke Jewellery Retailer of the Year” at the forthcoming “UK Jewellery Awards” to be held at The Tower of London on July 2nd 2020. The business, which has been based in Suffolk for 17 years, moved to its new Lavenham premises in 2017 and has attracted clients from Suffolk and further afield to its unique bespoke jewellery service. Yasmin Lambert, formerly a jewellery designer for Garrard and Co in London, has been designing jewellery for over 30 years and her past clients include British and Foreign royalty as well as numerous celebrities. She is joined in the business by her husband Jonathan, whose family have been jewellers and goldsmiths since 1795, and is a past Chairman of The National Association of Goldsmiths. The couple commented “We are thrilled and delighted to be featured in these highly coveted and auspicious awards and very much look forward to the awards ceremony in London” Jonathan Lambert Ltd, 98/99 High Street, Lavenham CO10 9PZ mail@jonathanlambert.co.uk 01787 881181 www.jonathanlambert.co.uk

Stour Valley U3A 30th Anniversary A speaker meeting took place on Wednesday 11th March when Master Beekeeper, Jeremy Quinlan, talked about the contest between bees and flowers to gain benefit from the relationship. Events and diary dates Monster Walk on 3rd June as part of U3A National Volunteer Day 30th birthday party on 5th August - Constable Hall East Bergholt Interest Groups Our 3 mile and 5 mile walking groups set off each month to keep fit using local footpaths. A 10 mile walking group is coming soon. Members of our european travel group are going to Dubrovnik, Puglia and India during the next twelve months. The very popular garden visits group has organised coach outings to many parts of the eastern region over the summer months. There are 40 learning and activity groups for members to join. Coffee Grinders meets on the last Friday of each month from 10 - 12 noon at the Lambe School Gaston Street East Bergholt and especially welcomes new members but gives all members the opportunity of meeting activity group leaders and committee members whilst enjoying a cup of coffee. Please see our website for update www.stourvalleyu3a.org.uk Membership Our main purpose is to encourage lifelong learning for those who are no longer in full time employment and emphasis is always placed on making learning active and fun as well as helping in developing friendships. Our members are drawn from communities in the lower Stour Valley and adjacent areas including Brantham, Capel St Mary, Dedham, East Bergholt, Holbrook, Lawford, Manningtree, Raydon and Stratford St Mary. We have 400 members with room for more! Only £12 per annum. For further information please visit www.stourvalleyu3a.org.uk where our membership secretary Val Pretty may be contacted. Remember it's never too late to learn! Join over 400,000 members across over 1,000 U3As throughout the UK today!

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Hadleigh & District Flower Club At the last meeting in March we were delighted to welcome Pat Barton from Attleborough. She has travelled nearly all around the world by continent and this was reflected in her flowers which included delightful orchids, gerberas, delphiniums and double roses, shown in the photo are sunflowers, clematis and carnations, Pat brought summer into the hall, after a refreshing cup of tea/coffee and raffle, we wished her a safe journey home. Bad News I am afraid - In April the demonstrator was to have been Nick Grounds but unfortunately and with much regret the committee has cancelled Nick due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please ring any member of the committee to check on future meetings. Chris 01473 652412 or Jenny 01473 822971. We hope all our members and everyone keeps as healthy as possible.


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Life at The Shelley Centre The wettest Spring on record has made even us, up here on the hillside, miserable. The field gates are churned up to destruction and the poor horses look totally fed up. Our Mum, Lyn, has had the devil of a job keeping their spirits up. Of course I’ve had plenty of extra work too, which I thoroughly enjoy: any rained off rides come indoors to learn about stable management and visit me for a short session improving their strength and balance on my big black back. I hear we are now in Lent, preparing for the most important festival of Easter. It doesn’t mean much to me, but I understand that humans are supposed to exercise some self control during these 40 days! Ha, does that mean less cake at snack time? Hope not, how about everyone who reads this doing a bit more of something, like my friend Hazel? She held a pancake party on Shrove Tuesday, raising £77 for The Shelley Centre, thank you so much! Although Hazel lives in Bury St Edmunds the nice thing for us is she still visits, as she worked here recently, capping off her almost 50 years as a RDA volunteer. We’ve had more support from Essex University in the form of seven volunteers coming here on their Charity Day and helping Lyn. She found the most horrible jobs for them to do, clearing out the rubbish from beside the manure heap (ugh) and washing the tarpaulin that they found so that it is back in use; getting really wet and muddy and finally petting the Shetlands. Good job dear students, hope you enjoyed yourselves. How can we be thinking about the start of summer already? I know I’m a lot younger than most of our volunteers but even I find the time passing too quickly for comfort. Let’s hope March and April see the end of all the storms and that the land can start to recover and our riders can start to be outside again. My photo of two of the ponies enjoying a moment of sunshine in the yard is intended to cheer us all up, and one of a ride in the arena is here to remind us what joy a clear blue sky brings. I wish you many more. Website: www. shelleyrda.com Telephone: 01473 824172

New Childrens Contact Centre in Bury St. Edmunds Keeping Families Connected is the ethos behind the opening of a new Child Contact Centre in Thurston, near Bury St.Edmunds. AG Family Support have been offering specialist social work assessment, family support, child contact, interpreting and training services across the UK for a number of years. This latest project provides a much-needed resource for supporting families in East Anglia. Founders Arthur and Emily Gajewski, a Consultant Social Worker and Child and Adult Psychotherapist draw on their experience to ensure the services the Centre offers are of the highest quality and reflect the company’s core values. “Meaningful contact between a child and their significant others is one of the main cornerstones of a healthy identity development process. Our Contact Centre ensures families have ample opportunity to achieve those fundamental needs”. For more information www.agfamilysupport.com/contactcentres

Salvage Hunters Salvage Hunters, the well-loved and most watched Discovery Network show is on the hunt for locations in Suffolk to feature in a special episode of the show. We follow decorative antiques expert Drew Pritchard as he travels around various locations in the UK and abroad on his quest to find and buy unusual objects with an interesting history. Drew really visits everywhere – Castles, prop stores, historic theatres, private collectors, beautiful country houses, old cinemas, museums to name a few, buying all sorts along the way – from props and country house furniture to old light fittings and 6ft, 1980s disco balls. Now approaching its fifteenth series and airing to over a million people in the UK and millions more worldwide, this is a great opportunity to promote your house or business to a broad audience, make some money and celebrate the history and heritage of Suffolk. If you think you fit the bill or know somewhere that might then don’t hesitate to reach out and a member of our team will be in touch to arrange a visit. Drop us a line on 020 3179 0092, send an email to salvagehunters@curvemedia.com or Instagram - @salvage_hunters

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Weaving the way for the next generation Continuing the legacy of Sudbury Silk Stories, four primary schools from the Sudbury area are to learn about the Sudbury silk industry and the process of weaving, as part of a new project. With funding from the Arts Council and Babergh District Council, £14.8K and £2k respectively, over 100 local school children will take part in the new project called Creative Young Weavers. The initiative, which began a few weeks ago, builds on existing relationships and momentum from the recent National Lottery Heritage Funded project Sudbury Silk Stories, celebrating the return of the Sudbury Silk Festival in 2021. Four schools across the Sudbury area will take part, including Cavendish CEVC Primary School, St Joseph's Roman Catholic Primary, St Gregory CEVC Primary School and Woodhall Primary School. Specialised workshops will provide a unique opportunity for the pupils to explore weaving and expand their knowledge of their unique Sudbury silk heritage. Working with textile artist Frin Arnold they will produce individual and group woven samples, working with silk waste material from the local mills. Frin Arnold, said: “It’s always exciting to be part of a public project like this, working with the community and local schools to inspire creativity whilst being mindful of the environment. “I know Sudbury and its heritage is very special for many people across Suffolk and I’m looking forward to working with our young people to get them excited about weaving and creating something from scratch.” Cllr Derek Davis, cabinet member for communities at Babergh District Council, said: “The creation of the Sudbury Silk Stories film and last year’s silk festival was a fantastic way to showcase a key part of Sudbury’s heritage attracting more than 5,000 visitors, involving local schools and partners. We are proud to continue to support these wonderful initiatives and by engaging with the next generation of artists we hope the legacy will continue over coming years. “Creative Young Weavers is a really interactive way for local children in Babergh to get stuck into learning new textile skills to create their own art using recycled materials produced locally. “I hope that this work will continue to support our communities for the long-term, playing a key role in achieving the aims of our communities strategy.” Trish Turner from Sudbury Library, said: “Sudbury Library are very excited to be supporting the continuation of the Sudbury Silk Stories project after its huge success last year. “Creative Young Weavers will bring more families and young people into the library and we are proud to celebrate the rich tradition of silk weaving in Sudbury, sharing it with future generations.” Once created, the pupils work will be put on display in the town to coincide with Suffolk Day on Saturday 20 June, with a drop-in mini weaving workshop for local families. For more information about Sudbury Silk Stories and Creative Young Weavers follow the project on Twitter and Instagram, or visit www.sudburysilkstories.com or Sudbury town library

Bildeston History Quarterly Issue 34 (Spring 2020) is NOT available at Bank House Stores in Bildeston as the proprietor there does not want to sell Bildeston History Quarterly any more. As the only retail shop in the village, Philip Altoe’s decision comes as a blow to this unique magazine: unique, as I am unaware of any other village in Suffolk that has its own independent local-history publication. However the main outlet has now gone and as costs have never really been covered by sales, I am going to call it a day. Bildeston History Quarterly has been a group project and I would like to thank contributors for their articles, information and photographs. Also Keith Avis Printers who turn my very amateur layouts into presentations that I have been very proud of; and especially my husband David Coleman, whose behind-thescenes work has kept the magazine going for nearly nine years. Issue 34 is available at my home (see address below) at Keith Avis Newsagents in Hadleigh High Street and at Hollow Trees Farm Shop in Semer, price 4. Sue Andrews, 17 Manor Road, Bildeston, Ipswich, IP7 7BG

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The beautiful historic Tudor village of Lavenham in Suffolk is once again opening its doors and gates to over 30 hidden gardens. Visitors are invited to discover a secret world of outdoor rooms, intimate courtyards, ancient orchards and cottage gardens. After the success of last year we are delighted to invite visitors to the gardener’s market in the Market Place where there will be stalls offering everything from plants and bulbs to garden structures and curios. Local restaurants, pubs and shops will also be celebrating the weekend with special menus, drinks and displays. To mark the occasion a Gala Dinner is taking place at the Medieval Swan Hotel on Friday 5th June starting at 6.30. Our VIP guest speaker is garden writer Catherine Horwood who will be talking about her recent book ‘Beth Chatto, A life with plants’. Tickets are £60 and are available from www.theswanhotel.com. All proceeds from the event are shared between Lavenham Community Council, St Nicholas Hospice and the Lavenham Woodland Project - a new initiative set up by the Parish Council to plant a tree for every resident. Sunday 7th June 11.00 - 5.00, Ticket Price £5 (Children Under 14 Free) You can find out more on the Love Lavenham website www.lovelavenham.co.uk

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When it comes to Coronavirus there is no point beating around the bush. We face the most profound societal, economic and - above all - public health challenge since the Second World War. Quite simply, the national interest and the direct interest of everyone of us – and of all our loved ones, young and old - is now best served by following to the letter the advice from our Chief Scientific and Chief Medical Officers, implemented by the Government and as follows. First, if you or anyone in your home has a high temperature or a new and continuous cough, you should stay at home for 14 days; 7 days if you live alone. If at all possible, you should not go out even to buy food and essentials. Instead, you should ask others for assistance with your daily necessities. The exception to that is for exercise, but even then you should keep at a safe distance from others. If it is not possible to receive deliveries at home, you should do what you can to limit your social contact when you leave the house to get supplies. Even if you or anyone in your household do not have symptoms, the Government has updated their advice. They are advising people against all unnecessary social contact with others and all unnecessary travel. People will need to start working from home if they possibly can, and should steer clear of pubs, clubs, cinemas and restaurants. Additionally, we should use the NHS only when we really need to. This advice is directed at everyone, but it is especially important for the over-70s, for pregnant women and for those with some health conditions. Above all, I know that coronavirus will be a source of profound anxiety to all of you, but this crisis is also bringing out the best in human nature, with many examples of friends, neighbours and community groups rallying round to help each other. Please follow the advice and stay tuned for when it changes, which could be frequently. My email is james.cartlidge.mp@parliament.uk if you have questions.

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Firstly I would like to say, I am wishing all our readers good health physically and mentally while we are all going through such difficult times in this country and around the world. What I would also like to ask is that you still think about all the organisations and charities like French’s who need your help and support. Now more than ever we at French’s need you to sponsor one of our animals and offer some odd hours helping us as a volunteer. Being outdoors in a beautiful natural setting with only one or two people at the farm working with the animals is something that is good for our health, soul and mind, along with the physical benefits of working in the open countryside. Each person who comes along has individual tasks to do, that usually just involves you doing something to help with the daily care of our animals. My sweet little cocker spaniel Lucy, who is our therapy dog, is generally in the mix of things as well, as she likes to be involved, bless her. It has been much harder than I thought it was going to be starting from scratch at our new base, regarding all the work that was needed and still needs doing at the farm, it has been one challenge after another and has pushed me to limits I have not felt in many a year. Without all the fencing that we have had to put up and facilities we are still trying to raise money for, the heavy clay soil has been a huge challenge in its self for us and the horses. I personally cannot wait for summer days and for the jobs ahead to be completed, so that we can concentrate on what we do best, which is give our animals lots of TLC and for us to start our projects back up helping and working with those who have anxiety/mental health problems and disabilities. Good news is we have been accepted as Charity of the year by Pets at Home in Martlesham. Our dates in the store are as follows: April 18th/19th July 18th/19th August 15trh/16th September 19th/20th October 17th/18th. In June and December there will be more days, as this is the stores main event months though out June and December. I am looking for help on any of these days, for someone to come along and offer their time for a couple of hours on our stand in the store. Please give me a call on one of the numbers below or email me if you can help. Volunteers, Sponsors and Fund Raisers Needed Please contact: Jann Turner 01473 833944 / 07747 755556 Email: jann.turner@hotmail.co.uk Website: frenchscarehaven.org.uk


Should the NHS be paying for your care? It is well known that, if you have your own capital above a certain threshold, Social Services wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fund your care fees. What is less well known is that in certain circumstances, the NHS will pay and this funding is not means-tested. This means that, if you qualify, the NHS will pay all your care costs, whether the care is provided at home, in a care home or a nursing home. Because you qualify based on your health needs, your financial means are irrelevant. In order to qualify, you have to prove that your primary need is a health need. Therefore, if you just need care because you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look after yourself independently any more, you are unlikely to qualify. In assessing you, the NHS will be looking at whether your needs are sufficiently complex, unpredictable or intense to justify them funding you. In order to make that assessment, they will look at twelve different â&#x20AC;&#x153;care domainsâ&#x20AC;? which include cognition, behaviour, mobility and continence. If it is felt that, for example, you have a â&#x20AC;&#x153;severeâ&#x20AC;? need in two of those care domains it is likely that you will receive funding. We advise clients on their prospects of success at an assessment, as well as representing them at the assessments and any subsequent appeals. To discuss this further, contact Kay Baker on 01473 826311, email kay.baker@gotelee.co.uk

As the weather warms up Orchard Barn will be flourishing with activities and opportunities Our courses started last month with hurdle making and lime finishes and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be continuing into April with an introduction to timber framing course, run by Rick Lewis. We are passionate about teaching you the skills needed to be self-sufficient, this course, and several others coming up could be perfect for homeowners to learn the maintenance skills needed to look after their own homes. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a wonderful opportunity to make a shave horse with Will Wall and learn about the fantastic things you can make by using one. We are also welcoming new volunteers. All volunteers are taught skills they can then use in their day to day lives and are given the opportunity to be part of a fantastic growing community of likeminded individuals. We would love to have more people learning to grow their own food in our garden and learning general conservation skills. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to find out how you can get involved and learn, create or volunteer with us at Orchard Barn, Ringshall, come to our website www.orchardbarn.org.uk or drop in between 10-4 Tuesday Thursday, or whenever our gate is open (IP14 2LY).

   

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Legal Comfort Solicitors We understand that approaching a Solicitor can be a worrying and costly experience. Here at Legal Comfort Solicitors we are extremely proud of our exceptional customer service. We believe that our clients should always receive a level of service that allows them to feel truly comfortable to fully explain their legal needs. We work with our clients during their difficult times providing a processional and first class service while advising our clients on how they can keep the cost at a minimum. We understand that our customers work overwhelmingly hard and being able to attend a traditional ‘9 to 5’ appointment can be a struggle, so we take great pride in being able to offer our clients specialised out of hours service where required; including weekends. During our time here in Hadleigh, we can say without question that we have thoroughly enjoyed working with the local community, and really have appreciated the generous feedback its customers have provided; which we’ve actively used to improve our service. We are highly rated law firm dealing with the following areas: • Civil, Commercial and Criminal Litigation • Defamation and Immigration • Employment and Settlement Agreements • Family, Children and Divorce Cases • Personal Injury & Workplace Accident • Property Sale and Purchase • Wills and Probate You may contact our Hadleigh office for an initial appointment and legal support. Hadleigh Office 01473 552876 Head Office Colchester 01206 570943 Branches on the High Streets of Hadleigh, Colchester, Braintree and London.

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Prehabilitation @Hadleigh Physiotherapy Undergoing major surgery inflicts similar stress to running a Marathon! Would you run a Marathon without training? No? So why not prepare for surgery as you would for long distance running? Failure to prepare for surgery increases the risk of complications, lengthens hospital stay and makes getting back to normal activity levels harder. Prehabilitation is a holistic package of care that prepares your body for the shock of a surgical procedure. It includes individualised exercise, respiratory training and lifestyle advice to ensure that your post-operative recovery goes as smoothly as possible so that you can get back to the things you enjoy. It makes sure that you are ‘Fit to fight’ and able to ‘weather the storm’. If you are due to undergo a major surgical procedure, our Physiotherapist Sarah Fowler, can ensure that you are optimally prepared to bounce back quickly. It only takes a few weeks prior to your surgery to get you ready. Please call the practice on 01473 810185 for further information or to book an Initial Assessment with Sarah.

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Sudbury Dramatic Society The impact for SDS is that we have ceased all current activities. We have paused rehearsal of Joking Apart, we will complete the casting of Dial M for Murder but its not clear when we will start rehearsing. All subsequent activities are on hold until we know more.

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Past Meetings A speaker meeting took place on Wednesday 11th March 2020 - Bees and Flowers, Master Beekeeper, Jeremy Quinlan, will talk on the contest between bees and flowers to gain benefit from the relationship. Future Meetings & Diary Dates 8th April - Colchester Roman Circus and The Fenwick Treasure. Philip Crummy, Director and Principal Archaeologist, Colchester Archaeological Trust, speaks about the two most interesting archaeological discoveries in the Colchester area in recent years. 13th May - The Insights of a Provincial Auctioneer Steve Lister has been an auctioneer for 15 years selling everything from Faberge to cream eggs and classic to Corgi cars for commercial, charity and fund raising events in Essex and London areas. 10th June - The International Space Station & Astronomy Deborah Ball, CEO of The Kinetic Science Foundation speaks about the Space Station including Tim Peakes's experiences. Coffee Grinders meet on the last Friday of each month from 10 - 12 noon at the Lambe School Gaston Street East Bergholt and especially welcomes new members but gives all members the opportunity of meeting activity group leaders and committee members whilst enjoying a cup of coffee. Please see our website for update www.stourvalleyu3a.org.uk Membership Our main purpose is to encourage lifelong learning for those who are no longer in full time employment and emphasis is always placed on making learning active and fun as well as helping in developing friendships. We have a wide range of groups including language study, country walking, computer studies and gardens, churches and historic buildings visits. In the main, membership is drawn from communities in the lower Stour Valley and adjacent areas including Brantham, Capel St Mary, Dedham, East Bergholt, Holbrook, Lawford, Manningtree, Raydon, & Stratford St Mary. We are affiliated to the Third Age Trust, have over 400 members and 40 active groups. For further information please visit www.stourvalleyu3a.org.uk where our membership secretary Val Pretty may be contacted. Meeting Venue The Constable Hall Gandish Road East Bergholt CO7 6TP at 2 for 2.15pm. Annual membership costs £12 and this entitles members to attend the meetings that take place on the second Wednesday of each month, except December. Whilst Visitors are welcome to join us on a limited number of occasions, paying a donation each time, Members are given priority, for safety reasons, due the halls limited capacity. Remember it's never too late to learn! Join over 400,000 members across over 1,000 U3As throughout the UK today!

Support for our council tenants Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils have introduced measures to prevent the future eviction of any council tenant who cannot pay their housing rent as a direct result of COVID-19. In addition to a range of measures announced yesterday to protect the council’s workforce, residents and services over coming weeks, the councils have now moved to reassure council tenants that they will not lose their homes due to loss of income because of coronavirus. While the Prime Minister today announced emergency legislation to protect private renters from eviction, the councils pledged to work with tenants too, in order to protect them and relieve current anxieties around the impact of the virus. Mid Suffolk District Council’s cabinet member for housing and communities Cllr Julie Flatman said: “We understand how anxious people are and want to work with our tenants to ensure they can still cover their bills as a result of coronavirus. We always encourage tenants to get in touch as soon as possible if they are struggling to pay their rent as we can offer a range of support and advice.” Babergh District Council’s cabinet member for housing Cllr Jan Osborne said: “We don’t want anyone having the additional worry of losing their homes if they are unable to work as a result of coronavirus and are facing financial hardship as a result. We will always support people who are experiencing difficulties – but now more than ever. No one will face eviction if they cannot pay their rent as a direct result of coronavirus.” Tenants who feel they may need support should contact the income management team at hraincometeam@baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk and there is further advice for tenants on the councils’ webpage.

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M Jarrald Construction & Carpentry Featured Project: Clive Avenue, Ipswich • August 2019 – Dec 2019

A large rear extension to a semi-detached property in Clive Avenue, Ipswich. An existing conservatory was demolished to make way for a modern open-plan kitchen/living space and a downstairs bedroom with en-suite bathroom. The steel work has been fitted into the floor above to give a clean look to the new space. The kitchen includes two ovens with ‘slide and hide’ doors, fully integrated appliances, and granite worktops.

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Library Life: Interesting Times We find ourselves living in interesting times. At the time of writing this piece, the libraries are still open but by the time it is published, well, no-one can say for certain at what stage we will be. But, whether our physical buildings remain open or not, we are still there for you, providing, entertainment, knowledge and information. We have adapted over the years to changing times and so, if you find you are having to stay at home, we can still be a community together. From the comfort of your home you can access e-books, audio books, films and music - all with your library card; just visit the Suffolk Libraries website to explore all the options. With fiction from all genres, you can find valuable escapism when things feel difficult. Non-fiction provides opportunities to keep feeling active of mind and learning, from new craft skills, to history, nature or how to look after your peace of mind. One of the real jewels of reading though is that it has been proven to increase empathy as it builds the ability to see things from different points of view. These are, indeed, interesting times and under such pressures humanity can either be found wanting or flourish but I like to think that most of us will take the time to think of others as much as ourselves. Whatever the coming weeks bring, we will continue to provide the best service we can in whatever way is possible to our communities. You can keep up-to-date with the latest news by visiting www.suffolklibraries.co.uk and we’re always happy to keep in touch via social media Facebook: @HadleighLibrarySuffolk twitter: @HadleighLibrary Instagram: @hadleigh.library

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Wills and that Virus Like many businesses, we have to change the way we work while the pandemic continues. The Will Business has a significant number of elderly clients, and we would not wish to put them at additional risk by disregarding government advice and visiting them in their homes. For this reason we are suspending all visits to clients, including any to hospitals and care homes. But, we shall continue to help clients by writing wills and lasting powers of attorney. We simply need to hold a consultation, which can easily be done through: â&#x2014;? Pre-booked conference telephone calls. â&#x2014;? Skype meetings (if the client has access to that facility). â&#x2014;? Email. â&#x2014;? Correspondence via Royal Mail. We will lead clients through a short check list of information to assist our drafting of the documents. This will also give us the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;knowledgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to play an active part in making sure that the documents deal fully with what is needed. Signature copies of wills will be posted to clients with very clear instructions on how they are to be completed and a return envelope. We will then check them and forward them for complimentary storage in the fireproof safe at our associates, Christchurch Solicitors in Ipswich. Aside from the problems caused by Covid-19 the very good news at The Will Business is that Trevor Dodwell has been joined by his elder daughter, Juliet Dearlove, also a solicitor, but with a relatively modest 27 years since admission. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;We have never been so busy, and Juliet has arrived at just the right time. She tells me itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the 21st centuryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. We are looking forward to a time when we can get back to normal service with those popular home visits. Meanwhile, for anyone who is stuck at home and finding that time is dragging, it may be just the moment to start dealing with that long delayed will or lasting power of attorney! Trevor Dodwell, The Will Business Ltd 01206 263420 www.thewillbusiness.com

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April Cottage Cattery April Cottage, Powney Street, Milden, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7 7AL Tel: 01787 247302 Mob: 07985 404813 Purpose built Licenced boarding cattery for cats only, set in a secluded position in the Suffolk countryside.

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Suffolk Rockets Netball Club On the 7th March our adult first team competed in the Suffolk County Tournament, this was our first time at this competition and the ladies did great finishing 3rd, the competition was extremely experienced and strong, but they played some very impressive netball. If you are an experienced netball player looking to join a new club please email us as we are looking for players who are experienced at playing in high divisions in local leagues to join us. We are excited to announce our new Netball session 'BEE Netball' starting September 2020. BEE Netball is a programme all about friendship, inclusion, fair play and playing together. It is not about how good of a netball player a child is, its about how hard they try to 'bee'. Bees themselves exemplify many of the values that netball instils, they are active, hand working, have a real sense of belonging, and that's exactly what we hope our own Bees (young players) develop as they are introduced to our fantastic sport! BEE Netball is open to school years 3-6 who are new/quite new to Netball. We will be arranging a taster session in the summer, if you would like your daughter to take part please email us and we will put you on our mailing list. If you have a daughter in school years 5-6 who you feel is more experienced we do have sessions for players who need more advanced training, so again please do get in touch! We continue to have our teenies sessions (school years 4-6 our teenies will become BEE Netball in September), our junior sessions (school years 6-11) and our adult netball 16years + (Back to Netball, Walking Netball and experienced Adults), we have had some spaces open in all age groups if your daughter is interested in junior netball, and we always invite new adult members to join us! please contact us if interested! Due to the Coronavirus all sporting activities have been suspended, our Netball club has had to cancel training, however we still welcome enquiries, please follow us on social media (facebook, twitter and Instagram) for club updates and also to see our coaches providing free videos of fitness and netball skills everyone can do at home! Hayley Greenhill, Head Coach www.suffolkrocketsnetballclub.weebly.com suffolkrocketsnc@hotmail.com

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The HDAA supports people living with Dementia and their Carers in the Hadleigh Area. Local groups that normally offer support to this group of people are at present closed. Jill Mason is employed as the HDAA Activities Coordinator and is offering people living with Dementia and Their Carers support and activity ideas via e mail or telephone. This is one of several local initiatives developing in Hadleigh at this time. Jill can be contacted on 07976603805 or e mail jill.mason@acleisure.com

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There was just enough warmth in the March sunshine for a hardworking cat to enjoy a nap until the garden was filled with chatter and laughter. A happy group of volunteers including Mother (she should know better) disturbed my slumber as they discussed a generous donation. The Roundabout Magazine has kindly given SESAW a cheque for £100 which will provide new heat pads to keep the animals warm, whatever the weather. More good news came from Support Adoption for Pets, the charitable arm of Pets at Home. The Colchester store has also chosen SESAW as it’s Charity of the Year for 2020. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak we are closed except by appointment or for emergencies. Our fundraising events are suspended and we ask supporters to kindly hold onto donations of goods until the situation improves. No doubt our talented volunteers will be knitting and sewing during the coming months ready for future sales. We have some very pretty cats awaiting new homes but please consider my fellow felines that are black or black and white. Most of them are very affectionate, not “superior”, as Kenneth the Chihuahua describes me, just because I recline in high places. He doesn’t realise I look out for buzzards circling overhead but none of us saw a sparrow hawk until it swooped recently. That’s the third dove it’s taken this year. As dusk approaches Kenneth makes his way cautiously indoors, not in his usual confident, I'm fireproof, manner. He may be annoying but the little chap will be alright if he sticks with me, Ollie (the Black) Cat. Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare, Reg.Charity No.1124029, Stoke Road, Leavenheath, CO6 4PP. Tel: 01787 210888 www.sesaw.co.uk

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Polstead Art Group In 2021 the “Polstead Art Group” will be celebrating 20 years in existence. It was started by a group of likeminded friends who enjoyed painting and who wished to spend time together in a friendly atmosphere, trying to improve their artistic technique together. We are currently not a group who have any trained artists giving tuition; we learn from one another, so new members who wish to join us, do not need to feel intimidated. We are a group of mixed abilities some of whom have more experience than others, and are always willing to assist others in developing their own technique. More importantly, one of the main reasons the group still exists, is that it gives individuals the chance to meet with others, giving everyone the chance to make new friends. The “Polstead Art Group” meets on a Tuesday afternoon from 2pm until 5pm at the Polstead Village Hall. Each week we ask for a payment of £1, which goes towards all expenses. The first week is free, so anyone can come and see if the group is something they would enjoy. Half way through the afternoon we have a break for refreshments. We have recently had discussions over expanding our Art and Craft knowledge. We would now like to invite all likeminded people who enjoy doing any other crafts such as lace making, embroidery, felting, etc, basically any craft that can be transported to the village hall. It is hoped that this will give people the opportunity to learn another craft themselves, as well as having a chat. So why not come along and give it a go. Get out of those four walls for the afternoon or for as long as you like, and try something new, and enjoy the company of others. Please come and join us! Contact Stewart Sowman (stusowman@hotmail.co.uk) for more information.

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Hadleigh & District Garden Club

Important Notice Unfortunately, following government advice re the coronavirus, the garden club will not be meeting this month (April) and for the next few months, as soon as we are back in business we will let you know - watch this space! Meanwhile take care and hopefully we will all be able to get together again later in the year, thank you. hadleighgardenclub@gmail.com

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By the time this ‘Pause for Thought’ is published, because of the Corona Virus situation, our communities may be operating differently with the elderly and the vulnerable in isolation for many weeks. Already we’ve been able to see how human beings react to a crisis, there may have been an emotional response of heightened fear or a stoic resilience, there may be an urge to ‘stock up’ with essentials as well as compassion provoked to care for those who need extra support at this unpredictable time. As a church leader, it has been wonderful to see the community spontaneously investigating how to support one another practically and emotionally. It is understandable for those in and out of the faith community to ask, “If there is a God, why does God let something like this happen?” There are no easy answers to that question. The Christian faith honestly says; God does not always tell us why specific things happen, but in Jesus Christ, we know that the answer is not, ‘he does not care’. It says that in Jesus we see the clearest picture of God, he did the inexplicable, he touched lepers, something nobody did. He gave hope to the oppressed and he fed the hungry. This Easter, it’s unclear whether public meetings will be possible, but if they are why not investigate what the ultimate reason was behind why God came to earth, and why his compassion for the vulnerable is shown most clearly at Easter. Pastor Chris Todd

Hadleigh U3A There will be no monthly meeting in April. Unfortunately we have had to cancel it as it falls on Easter Monday and we were unable to reschedule. Therefore our next meeting will be at 2.30pm Monday 11th May at Hadleigh United Reform Church, when we will have Nick Sanderson talking about, 'History, Wildlife & Management Broads National Park'. 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 or email had.u3a.mem@gmail.com.

Confidence Café Elmsett Confidence Café is held in St Peter’s Church, Elmsett on the first Monday of every month 11.30 – 2pm. Absolutely everyone is invited to come along for a drink, baked potato lunch and a homemade pudding. We welcome everyone from Elmsett and of course the surrounding Villages and Towns. We have a theme for each week and occasionally a visiting professional. In March, PC Sarah will be joining us to discuss how to stay safe in our everyday lives. In April we will be having a cooking demonstration and May we will be planting herb boxes for our Kitchen Gardens. Please do contact community@kind.church if you would like to attend but struggle with transport and we can always arrange something for you. Unlimited Drinks and Lunch £1.50

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Down to Earth ...with Dave Just when you think the wet weather is finished some more rain arrives putting most of the outside jobs on hold. At least in this corner of the country we have not suffered with the terrible flooding that other areas have had. Clearing up after the non-stop flooding must be very heart breaking and difficult to handle, at least when we do get a bit of drier weather we can get on with things. The broad bean plants grown in the greenhouse and hardened off in the refurbished cold frame on the allotment have been planted out in neat rows with their open ended flowerpot covers as protection. I am sure that they appreciate the protection this gives them from the wind and it does make watering each individual plant easier. Even with all the rain we have had, anything newly planted does need watering till it gets established. The first early potatoes have been put in, being very careful not to damage the tender shoots by chitting them indoors on a windowsill. They are planted quite deeply and earthed up straight away so that if we do get a frost then they should survive. The greenhouse is overflowing with all sorts of small plants growing on and seeds germinating in covered heated trays, there is always something to move from one place to another. The three planted up hanging baskets are a bit of a nuisance as they seem to get in the way, but will be worth it as we will have an early display in a month or so when they are moved to hang outside, it should be safe to cut all the old flower heads off the hydrangeas now. Cut back to a strong fat juicy bud, remove any damaged stems if the bush is getting a bit overcrowded, but if you do, remember you are removing possible future flowers. If the plants are in tubs like ours then they would benefit from some sort of feed, all the rain we have had will have washed a lot of nutrient from the soil, I tend to favour one of the soluble feeds like Miracle Gro or Phostrogen, whichever is on offer at the garden centre. I have been taken to task over the brief mention last month of the purchase of the rose 'Just Joey', I should have explained that it was a present for my daughter in celebration of the 21st birthday of her son, surprisingly called Joey. The rose now sits proudly in her garden in a large pot, needless to say I will be keeping an eye on it. Over the past few days we have been busy planning various visits to events and open gardens etc. for the coming year. A few that are worth a visit include the Spring Fayre at Semer All Saints church on 25th April, Hidden Gardens of Hadleigh on 6th June, 'Hillside' Union Hill Semer opening for the NGS on 21st June and, of course, the Hadleigh Show on 16th May. That's all for this time Dave

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Hadleigh & Boxford Patient Participation Group Reaching out to the vulnerable people in the community who are self-isolating or cautious about going outside. Good hand hygiene and good respiratory hygiene is the message of the day. But how do we respond, beyond the Government guidelines, within our communities? Here are a few ideas: • Look out for neighbours who might need to self-isolate. Could you offer help to ensure that they get the supplies that they need? • Look out for elderly and vulnerable members of the community in particular. Do they know where to turn, in the event that they need support? • Could you create a buddy system keeping in contact with each other by phone? • Look out for those fearful of coming out of their homes. Could you offer to ring for a chat? • Look out for those you know working in health and social care and who will come under increased pressure. • Most importantly, look after yourself and follow the official advice given on www.gov.uk and www.nhs.uk For information about the PPG, visit: https://www.hadleighhealth.co.uk/patient-participation-group

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The newly refurbished Siam Gardens, including a weaving structure and statue, have been unveiled as part of an official opening at Weavers Piece in Sudbury. Representatives from Babergh District Council, Sudbury in Bloom community group and Sudbury Town Council gathered at Siam Gardens in Sudbury on Saturday 14 March to officially unveil the weaving themed dye garden. Regeneration works include a new loom structure, dog statue named after the famous Talbot dog on the Sudbury Crest, wooden carving of a silk worker and seasonal dye plants used as part of the silk dying process. The project has been supported by Sudbury Town Council and Sudbury in Bloom, and was funded by a Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Pocket Park Grant of ÂŁ25,000. Officer time and project management by SB Surveyors, Sudbury Town Council and Babergh District Council make up an additional ÂŁ7,500 of match funding. The re-design pays homage to Sudburyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rich silk heritage, and further connects the garden to other areas. Designed, with the community, by Herbaculture CIC Contractors and various partners including John Moore Tree Services, Escar UK Bronze, ActivLives, A J and SB Surveyors it is hoped the garden will be enjoyed for years to come. Chris Storey, Chair of Sudbury in Bloom, said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very proud to officially open the newly designed garden at Weavers Piece, which follows months of hard work by the community, Sudbury in Bloom volunteers and our partners, including Sudbury Community Wardens. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted to be able to make this space more connected and entrenched in the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s silk history by creating a garden which could be explored and enjoyed by all - with Gainsborough House, and the Sudbury Heritage Centre nearby we intend this to be an established part of the Sudbury visitor and tourism offer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope that the garden will be well used over the coming years and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure it will feature as part of future Sudbury Silk Festivals.â&#x20AC;? Cllr Derek Davis, Babergh District Council Cabinet Member for Communities, said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always exciting to open something weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve invested in to inspire our residents to get outside and explore Sudburyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique history and connections to the silk industryâ&#x20AC;?. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Supported by the Sudbury Vision Group, the garden forms an important part of investing in the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s public landscape and creating a place for the community to explore and enjoy at any age.â&#x20AC;?

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Kersey Mill Newsletter Restoration Update Last month we reported that work to reinstate the three pairs of water driven stones at Kersey Mill was underway and we were about to embark on building the associated stone furniture and crown wheels. The tuns to the three sets of stones have now been built using local pine and all three pairs of the water driven stones are back in place. There is, however, plenty of work in progress. We need to make horses, hoppers, shoes, damsels and scrapers to complete the furniture. The crown wheel, which runs the middle stones, has been re-toothed using Copper Beech from the adjoining orchard. Sadly the Copper Beech that once stood on the riverbank died a few years ago, however we arranged for the timber to be milled with the intention of it being incorporated within crown wheels. The timber dried very nicely and it is now being put to good use as teeth for the two crown wheels. Re-toothing the first crown wheel has proven to be a complex and painstaking process: first you need to plane the material to a consistent size then blank, create 2 shoulders, one on either side and cut 4 cheeks at various angles to match those of the crown wheel. Then plane to a tight fit, so that just a light hammer sets the tooth home. Once all the teeth are in position, spacing can commence using dividers, by marking the centre line and profile. Finally, remove the teeth and plane the front profile, using the shoulders to retain the wedges. The wedges are created in a very similar way: replace two teeth and wedge, repeat 104 Assembling the first times until all teeth are in position then cut wedges crown wheel to fit the inside and outside rim. We are now ready to repeat the entire process for the second crown wheel. Further works to the governors and line shaft have also commenced. Test Drive On Shrove Tuesday we decided to put our stone machinery to the test! The grain was kindly donated by Chaplin Farms of Nedging and, for the first time in approximately 110 years, our refurbished set of stones actually produced flour! Kersey Mill’s first stone ground loaf of bread was baked here on site at The Miller’s Kitchen by Charlie de Lara-Bell, who is an artisan baker. We are very much looking forward this becoming a regular occurrence, once we’re in production. There is still a lot of work to do The first baked loaf using our until we can finally say that Kersey Mill is stone ground flour milling again, but nevertheless Shrove Tuesday was quite a momentous day. A list of Mill Open Days during 2020 has been published on the events page of our website www.kerseymill.net or if you would prefer to arrange a group visit on a different day, please contact: 01473 829317.

Salvage Hunters Salvage Hunters, the well-loved and most watched Discovery Network show is on the hunt for locations in Suffolk to feature in a special episode of the show. We follow decorative antiques expert Drew Pritchard as he travels around various locations in the UK and abroad on his quest to find and buy unusual objects with an interesting history. Drew really visits everywhere – Castles, prop stores, historic theatres, private collectors, beautiful country houses, old cinemas, museums to name a few, buying all sorts along the way – from props and country house furniture to old light fittings and 6ft, 1980s disco balls. Now approaching its fifteenth series and airing to over a million people in the UK and millions more worldwide, this is a great opportunity to promote your house or business to a broad audience, make some money and celebrate the history and heritage of Suffolk. If you think you fit the bill or know somewhere that might then don’t hesitate to reach out and a member of our team will be in touch to arrange a visit. Drop us a line on 020 3179 0092, send an email to salvagehunters@curvemedia.com or Instagram - @salvage_hunters

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