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The Local Community News

March 2020

Ipswich Town Football Club teams up with Active Schools Ipswich Town Football Club has joined the drive to get more youngsters active, becoming the £80,000 Active Schools project’s first ambassador. Launched in July last year by Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils, in partnership with NHS West Suffolk and NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and supported by Active Suffolk; the three-year Active Schools project aims to increase the number of people taking part in sport and physical activity. Funded by an £80,000 investment – with £25,000 from each of the district councils and £15,000 from the two CCGs respectively, Active Schools will engage with 20 schools across Babergh and Mid Suffolk, with Active Suffolk already working closely with 15. Ipswich Town Football Club supports and advocates the project’s key aspiration to enable young people in Babergh and Mid Suffolk to lead an active lifestyle. Through their Community Trust, they will provide access to initiatives that include sport, education, community engagement and health, working with Active Suffolk and partners to maximise the number of opportunities for young people to be physically active. Jason Curtis, Head of Community at Ipswich Town Football Club, said: “We are delighted to support this programme which mirrors our own ambitions to increase physical activity in schools creating a stronger, healthier more active community as a consequence. “It offers us the chance to be able to encourage children to get active both within school time and when they play with us outside of the classroom providing extra-curricular opportunities from open access level to our academy.” www.activesuffolk.org

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Fidelis Activity News A Pool for All The Hadleigh Pool and Leisure Centre was the venue for a talk by Tracey Loynds and Kate Germany. Tracey expanded on the owners, Abbeycroft Leisure’s remit for the venue which offers both sport and social facilities for the community. Members also saw the plans for the new state of the art pool which should be opening in autumn 2020. To effect the changeover and keep the overall costs down, it will be necessary to close the pool for a while which is understandable but tricky for keen swimmers. Our thanks to Tracey and her team for providing delicious refreshments to accompany an interesting, informative presentation. Club Jolly As the group opted to postpone their Christmas meal to a less crowded month a ‘January Jolly’ at the Hintlesham Golf Club was enjoyed instead. A welcome drink on arrival was followed by a tasty two course meal with all (L to R) Kay Whittle, Lyn Oxford, the trimmings but minus Julie Davies at Hintlesham Golf Club the ever faithful turkey. Our own room and round tables greatly added to the ambience and the comfort of any straggling male golfers. Lunch Bunch This month’s foodie gathering was at the Corncraft Tearoom within the Bridge Farm Barns complex. Delicious freshly cooked food and a shopping opportunity was much appreciated by all diners. Charity Support The group made a donation to St Elizabeth Hospice, Ipswich in memory of the late Lin Slaughter who was Vice President and active member for many years. The total amount collected in her name was £971.23.

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Lavenham Guided Walks Lavenham is looking forward to the summer season with events planned for the VE 75th anniversary weekend 8,9,10 May, Hidden Gardens 7 June, VW Motors 19, 20, 21 June. We also invite you to join the Lavenham Guides on a guided walk around the streets of Lavenham. Learn about its history as part of the flourishing cloth making industry of the 15c, the survival of over 340 grade 1 and grade 11 listed houses. Lavenham has a story around every corner and we would love to share it with you and your guests. Our tours depart from the foyer of The Swan Hotel in High Street, every Wednesday 2 pm, Saturday 2 pm and Sunday 11 am. No pre booking required. £4 Per adult. All enquiries to dinahjames10@yahoo.com or telephone 01206 547959. Also view www.lovelavenham.co.uk

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The Ups and Downs of Grief

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It is a common perception that grief is a linear process of moving through various stages, starting with shock and denial, and finally moving into hope and acceptance. In practice the experience is often much more complex with our feelings propelling us backwards and forwards like a roller coaster. This fluctuation in mood can even happen during the space of a day and many people mention evenings as being a time when a sense of aloneness is felt more acutely. Triggers may also be a challenge to us. Birthdays, anniversaries, films, music, holidays and places are among the most common types of events and experiences that suddenly bring back a memory of times we spent with loved ones and affect us emotionally. In our groups we share such experiences and challenges and find that by expressing how we are feeling and by supporting each other we lessen the intensity of our pain and our feelings of aloneness. If this blog is meaningful for you in connection with a bereavement, be it recent or further back in time then why not come and join a Suffolk Bereavement Support group? Our afternoon group is held in central Hadleigh on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 1.30pm-3.00pm and our Capel St. Mary group meets in the early evening on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 6.30pm-8.00pm. Each meeting finishes with refreshments and informal chat. We would love to hear from you if you would like to join us at any time. Please ring Margaret or Patrick: 07469 201337 or 01473 824066; email: sbsg246@gmail.com; website: www.suffolkbereavement.org.uk.

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When you move home, selling and buying property, you will need to employ the services of a conveyancing solicitor to deal with the legal aspects of the transaction, for which there is a legal fee. Paying twice when transactions fall-through What many home movers don’t realise is that if your transaction falls-through, which happens for many reasons and with increasing frequency, you will still be charged by your conveyancing solicitor for the legal work undertaken up to the point the transaction fell-through. This means, you pay legal fees to your conveyancing solicitor for the transaction that fell-through and then have to pay them again for the legal work on the next transaction, which will hopefully be a successful one that goes through to ‘completion’. You essentially pay for your conveyancing twice. How common is it for property transactions to fall-through? Rightmove reports that nearly 30% of property transactions fell-through in 2018*, which is significantly more common than most people realise. Some commentators also believe the current economic uncertainty and slow property market may cause this percentage to increase as buyers and sellers become more cautious and riskaverse, making them more likely to pull-out of a deal. How to avoid paying twice for conveyancing The only way to protect yourself from the risk of paying twice for your conveyancing is to instruct a no sale, no fee conveyancing solicitor. Holmes & Hills Solicitors is proud to protect its conveyancing clients from paying twice by providing its No Sale, No Fee Promise as standard on conveyancing transactions**. Holmes & Hills’ No Sale, No Fee Promise means that should your property transaction fall-through, whether it be a purchase, a sale, or a sale and purchase, you will not pay any of the legal fee quoted to you. When you then find another buyer for your property, or you find another property to buy yourself, you know you have not wasted any money on legal fees on your first, failed transaction. Holmes & Hills clients also benefit from the firm's transaction fall-through rate being significantly lower than the 30% average reported by Rightmove. Why do property transactions fall-through? Property transactions can fallthrough for a wide range of reasons, many of which will be out of your control:  Down-valuations - where a lender values a property lower than the purchase price.  Seller or buyer changes their mind.  Surveys - undertaken buy purchasers these can flag issues with the property.  Disagreements between buyers and sellers. Holmes & Hills Solicitors, 96 North Street, Sudbury CO10 1RF 01787 275275 www.holmes-hills.co.uk

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Jonathan Lambert Bespoke Jewellers & Goldsmiths Jeweller & Goldsmith, Jonathan Lambert, can trace his family history in fine jewellery back to Francis Lambert, a goldsmith in London from 1795. Interestingly, the family business which he now runs in partnership with his wife Yasmin, is not very different to the original business in London over 200 years ago. The Lavenham based business still designs and creates fine jewellery for discerning clients from all over the world and has a fully equipped on-site workshop for the repair and restoration of fine jewellery. Yasmin, who has a 1st class honours degree in Fine Jewellery from London’s prestigious Central St Martins, still designs fine jewellery in a time-honoured fashion, using watercolours to illustrate designs before showing them to prospective clients. Once approved, Yasmin’s designs are then passed to Jonathan who oversees their creation in gold, platinum or silver in the workshop. Jonathan, who is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, a past Chairman of the National Association of Goldsmiths and an Honorary Life Member of the National Association of Jewellers, can also advise clients on the sympathetic restoration of antique jewellery and the adjustment, repair and remodelling of their treasured pieces. The couple, who also had a shop in Sudbury for 16 years until 2018, have built an excellent reputation for designing and creating fine jewellery, both in Suffolk and further afield. They have recently returned from a buying trip to Europe where they met with diamond and gem dealers from around the world to source loose stones for both stock pieces and commissions. If you would like to find our more, Jonathan and Yasmin are always happy to talk to customers about jewellery – it’s what they are all about. Jonathan Lambert, 98-99, High Street, Lavenham, Suffolk, CO10 9PZ 01787 881181 mail@jonathanlambert.co.uk www.jonathanlambert.co.uk

Lavenham Guided Walks Lavenham is looking forward to the summer season with events planned for the VE 75th anniversary weekend 8,9,10 May, Hidden Gardens 7 June, VW Motors 19,20,21 June. We also invite you to join the Lavenham Guides on a guided walk around the streets of Lavenham. Learn about its history as part of the flourishing cloth making industry of the 15c, the survival of over 340 grade 1 and grade 11 listed houses. Lavenham has a story around every corner and we would love to share it with you and your guests. Our tours depart from the foyer of The Swan Hotel in High Street, every Wednesday 2 pm, Saturday 2 pm and Sunday 11 am. No pre booking required. £4 Per adult. All enquiries to dinahjames10@yahoo.com or telephone 01206 547959. Also view www.lovelavenham.co.uk


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The Home Library Service let the library come to you Did you know, that, as well as being located on Hadleigh’s high street, we also offer a home library service? The Home Library Service is run by friendly volunteers who regularly visit people in their own home who are unable to get to a library due to mobility issues or disability. The Home Library Service volunteers deliver books, audiobooks and large print titles so no one has to miss out on the pleasure of reading - or having someone to talk to. The service is free and operates across Suffolk and the volunteers are reference and DBS checked. The Home Library Service is also available to care and residential homes as well as if you are at home recovering from an operation or illness. You can borrow several items at a time and it’s not just the books that are of benefit. Some of the customers the service visits may not see many people during the week so it provides much needed social interaction with volunteers happy to stay for a chat. Suffolk Libraries has volunteers looking for new people to visit in 2020 so if you or someone you know would benefit from this service, you can speak to your local library, emailhls@suffolklibraries.co.uk or call: 01473 351249 for more information. You can also refer someone to the service at suffolklibraries.co.uk/hls Hadleigh Library, 29 High Street, Hadleigh, IP7 5AG 01473 823778



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U9 Dodgeball Event On 9 January, we sent a team to play in the U9 Dodgeball event at Hadleigh High School. They played against pupils from across the Hadleigh pyramid of schools. On 17 January 2020 the children from Robin class entered an Under 7 multi skills event held at Hadleigh High School. Pupils were mixed with pupils from other schools to form teams and then competed against each other in small tasks to score as many points as possible. A fun time was had by all. Roman Wow Day On the 23 January Key Stage 2 pupils took part in an enrichment event all about the Romans. Pupils came to school dressed as Romans and took part in a range of activities. The morning began with some background information about the Romans, where they came from, their journey to Britain and life during that time. Pupils then divided into their classes. They either took part in a game called Delta, completed a quiz or listened to a talk about Roman artefacts - actually touching those artefacts to help bring the history to life. During the afternoon pupils looked at and tried on Roman armour and saw the weapons that they used. Pupils then took part in a mock battle. Wow days fire up childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s imaginations and fill them full of enthusiasm about the topics they are studying. Suffolk Energy from Waste Trip On Monday 27 January, we took pupils in Kingfisher class on a science trip to the Suffolk Energy-from-Waste facility, in Great Blakenham. Within a packed two hour tour, they explored the visitor centre and had a tour of the facility. Thanks go to Oliver for his time! Swimming Panathlon Pupils across our federation were taken along to a swimming Panathlon event on Friday 31st January where they took part in individual races as well as team events. Each pupil came away with a medal and certificate for taking part. PTFA Cinema Night Friday Our PTFA ran one of their very successful cinema nights for the children on Friday 7 February. All of the children came and relaxed on bean bags and cushions to watch one of their favourite movies, whilst enjoying popcorn!! Thank you to our PTFA for their continued support! If you are considering Bildeston Primary as a school for your child, we would welcome a visit. Please phone the office on the number below or email us. We would love to meet you. Bildeston Primary School Newberry Road, Bildeston, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 7ES Tel: 01449 740269 Website: www.bildeston.suffolk.sch.uk

Porch Project We are excited to announce our new look Youth Centre at 28A High Street in Hadleigh and would like to share this experience with the community and local businesses. We would be very happy to welcome you to pop in between the hours of 10am and 4pm on the 23rd March to have a tea or coffee and slice of cake with us. All our staff will be on hand to answer any questions you have and to give you a tour of the premises. We look forward to seeing you. Porch Project, 28A High Street, Hadleigh, Suffolk, IP7 5AP Telephone: 01473 823523 Charity No: 1143203

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Ebony’s Blog Life at The Shelley Centre At last the sun! For however short a time, lets enjoy the blue sky and the welcome warmth in the stable yard. My photos this month show boys from Chalk Hill School in Sudbury enjoying their Thursday morning at the Centre. You’ll see they like chatting to the horses’ heads. Funnily enough none of the lads is keen to pick hooves, groom, or sweep up poos whilst visiting us! Part of their therapy is to learn responsibility, gentleness around the ponies, good manners and listening skills. No swearing allowed, always thank the helpers and your own horse after a ride and of course if you don’t listen to instructions you can come a big cropper. Their Coach and our chairman, Jan, stands no nonsense and she and her team thoroughly enjoy helping theses boys to a better attitude and building confidence in their own abilities. When all six boys turn up it’s a great ride to watch. I like seeing six of our live herd in the arena together, with competent riders aboard, no side walkers, and Jan putting them through their paces. One photo shows the whole ride setting out to enjoy a road hack, something our able bodied riders enjoy enormously. Shelley is such a great place to spend time in; even though I never get out of my ‘room’ I hear all about it and can guess our lads enjoy being out of the arena for a change. So do their mounts! Out on the roads we have to have our volunteers dressed in high viz jackets, obviously. At this time of year that’s no problem, but in high summer something about the jackets attracts black flies, and they get covered in the little perrishers. So Spring weather is just perfect for us all. Don’t forget we have 11 animals here all producing a wonderful by-product for gardeners, and if you’d like some for your compost heap, you know where we are! Bring your own bucket, and make a small donation to the Centre and the horses will keep on producing: win win! Well, behind all the fun for our clients there is the vast body of volunteer work that keeps us all going. The fundraising team would like you to join it on Saturday April 25th for a ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ charity quiz night at Polstead Village Hall. Tickets, which include supper, available from Chris Southgate on 58aldham@gmail.com for £15 and you can now pay on-line! See, we are moving with the times at last. Forward planning has to be a part of corporate enterprise, even here, so we’d love to welcome anybody with board room expertise to meet our trustees and discover if there could be a role for you here. I, Ebony, would personally welcome you. Website: www. shelleyrda.com Telephone: 01473 824172

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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Hadleigh Cycling On Show

Hadleigh Cycling On Show

28th March, Saturday 9.30 - 1 This is a cycling event for everyone. Young and not so young, fit and not so fit, the beginners and the experienced, for short and longdistance riders. If you haven’t got a bike or it’s stuck at the back of your shed you’re welcome to come along and we’ll help you get started. The show, at the Ansell Centre, will be opened officially by Steve Allman, Mayor of Hadleigh at 9.30. There will be stalls, bikes and information on cycling opportunities for you to sign up for. You can have a free bike check, practice changing an inner tube, buy second hand cycle clothing, check out child and adult electric bikes and sign up for a regular club or social ride. There will be a chance to enrol for the Junior Club which will start up again at the Primary School in April. The event is entirely free and the aim is to encourage as many people to get out on bikes this year. The message is “ride as much or as little, or as long or as short as you feel, just ride”. For new or old members of the Club, come along and pay this year’s membership fee (£12.50 individuals and £35.00 family). As well as the 50% off club kit offer, we are introducing a grant for members (up to £250) to promote cycling in Hadleigh and enhance the cycling experience of individual or groups of members. In the meantime, why not try our Sunday morning social rides from the George starting at 9am, weather permitting. Adults and “capable children accompanied by an adult” are all welcome. The distance is around 25 miles. Check out our Facebook page. Visit www.hadleighcyclingclub.co.uk or connect with the club via Facebook: Hadleigh Cycling Club @HadleighCycling

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Hadleigh Walkers We had another good turnout (21) for our February walk around Lavenham. A number of walkers expressed surprise that they managed to complete the 10 miles without problem Our March walk on Saturday 14th will be a circular walk of 9 miles from the Alton Waters Visitor Centre, Holbrook Road, Stutton, IP9 2RY. We will meet up at the centre car park at 0930. There is a £3 parking fee at the centre that can be redeemed at the dining area. From the centre we will follow a counterclockwise route via Alder Carr, Queech Farm, Stutton Mill then follow the banks of the River Stour to Graham’s Wharf, then inland via Little Hall, Ray Tree Farm, Stutton Church, past The Royal Hospital School to Wall Farm Wharf, Holbrook Mill and, finally across the reservoir dam and back to the car park. A little bit of everything in terms of scenery! We should be back at the car park by 1330. If anyone is without transport it would help if you let us know via the website contact page so arrangements can be made if possible with someone leaving from Hadleigh. Everyone is welcome, including well behaved dogs. Strong shoes or preferably walking boots should be worn as the ground will almost certainly muddy or rough in places. We are still planning April’s walk but, looking a little further out to October, we have booked the Community bus and will organise a walk on the River Deben centred around the Ramsholt Arms pub. Space may be limited on the bus so please let Gerie, Hugh or me have a note of interest so we can gauge numbers . We don’t have a firm fix on cost at present but it will probably be less than £5 per head. As usual, route maps can be requested from the web site. For further information about these walks go to www.hadleighwalkers.com, email us from the website contact page or contact Mike Keeling on 01787 210104 or 07483 887658

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Unusual item revealed! The item is a Bull Mask, it was put on to a bulls head if it became fractious when it was shown in the ring at a country show or similar. The only time I have seen one being used on a bull was at the Essex Show many years ago. I purchased this particular one several years ago at Diss Bygones Sale. Stan Grimsey, Lord of Cranworth Road

Whatfield Carpet Bowls Club Following a welcome break for Christmas and the New Year, our first game of 2020 was at home to Elmsett, with a win of 8-2. The next game, also at home, was against Hadleigh with another win of 6-4. During a break in January, several members of the club travelled to Potters for the day to enjoy the World Championship Bowls event. The first match in February was away to Polstead where we lost 4-6. The following week, again at home, this time our opponents were Stutton, with the result another win 8-2. If you are interested in playing short mat carpet bowls, we meet at 7.30pm on Tuesdays at Whatfirld Village Hall, or ring Graham 01473 824200.







Since being elected in 2015, I have been inundated by constituents exacerbated by the lack of rail ticketing options for part-time commuters. As such, in March 2016, I held my first adjournment debate on the subject of ‘Flexible ticketing’ where I was able to share publicly some of this correspondence. I read an email from Deborah of Sudbury who argued: “Flexible season tickets would encourage more people to work from home some days, which would reduce overcrowding on the trains, and would benefit South Suffolk, as more people would have time to spend their London wages locally. It is very old-fashioned to think that workers go to their office every day and we should not be penalised for flexible working”. I also read out a piece from a constituent called Russell, from Nayland, who had done the maths: “It is becoming increasingly common for people to work from home, yet we are still forced to pay the season tickets for the entire week, month or year. For me, that means paying for 365 days of travel, when in fact I only travel on 208 of these… On the basis of me paying £5,520 a year (i.e. £15.12 a day), this means I am really overpaying for 173 days a year – i.e. a full £2615.76”. Since the debate I have continued to beat the drum in Parliament, so I was delighted when the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, announced on New Year’s Day that his department would be trialling part-time season tickets. Better still, at his recent HS2 ‘Rail Infrastructure’ statement I asked the Prime Minister to go further and roll this trial out nationwide, and he replied that this was the Government’s “intention”. Of course, there may be a national financial cost of extending flexible ticketing, but I am convinced that this change would create new opportunities for local people to return to employment. By removing a financial disincentive to part-time commute to London or Chelmsford, where there can be a wider range of opportunity and higher wages, flexible ticketing could encourage residents to take advantage of opportunities they may otherwise have discounted.



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Squirrels (Reception) and Hedgehogs (Years 1 and 2) Our topic this half term has been toys. The children have enjoyed learning about old and new toys. Even getting to make their own toy at a special toy workshop. Getting to use drills, glue guns and hammers to create. Well done to the children for their sensible behaviour and engagement while creating. They also enjoyed making bird feeders and taking part in the RSPB bird watch. Badgers (Years 3 and 4) We have had great fun this term in developing our knowledge of the Ancient Egyptians. We have started to design of own canopic jars and finding out how mummies are made. We never knew it took such a long time! We enjoyed our trip to Colchester Zoo and used it to write some fantastic pieces of writing. We have also been developing our fractions knowledge in maths, we been speaking lots about cake and pizza! Owls (Years 5 and 6) Owls class have been busy as usual this spring term. In January on a cold winter’s day we went to Colchester Zoo. It was rather chilly! Some highlights included seeing the baby white rhino and seeing the tigers, giraffes and zebras. The zoo staff taught us about predators and prey. Thank you to Kersey School ‘Friends’ for enabling us to go on our lovely trip. We have enjoyed our English story/novel Pax by Sara Pennypacker. This is the story of a young boy Peter and his pet fox Pax. He had to leave Pax behind in the woods due to the war, now he has run away to try to find him. We have been writing predictions, diary entries and writing in the past tense. We have enjoyed it very much. By Imogen and Eva. If you would like to know more about Kersey school or would like to arrange a visit please ring the office on 01473 823397, email: admin@kersey.suffolk.sch.uk or visit our website: www.kersey.suffolk.sch.uk

Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) a new service offered at Hadleigh Physiotherapy Does any of this sound familiar? • Feeling overwhelmed or lost • Loss of motivation or direction • Needing help with goal setting • Feeling stressed or anxious • Feeling a bit down or depressed • Having a phobia • Issues with a relationship • Reduced performance – in business or sport • Lacking confidence If so, NLP could help. NLP at Hadleigh Physiotherapy is hosted by Kerry of www.keep-well.uk. It is the practice of understanding how people organise their thinking, feelings, language and behaviour and how this influences their actions and well-being. Kerry sums it up as “a tool to help you unlock the barriers that are holding you back, giving you the freedom to become the best possible version of yourself”. If we break the name down, it means: Neuro – Your thinking process – the way you use your senses to understand what is happening around you; Linguistic – Your words – the way you use language and how it influences you and those around you; Programming – Your behaviour – the way you organise your ideas and actions which produce expected and unexpected results. Through NLP, we are creating new pathways in the brain, which will enable you to alter your perception, ability to communicate and respond to situations. There are numerous tools and techniques that can be used to get you thinking and no two sessions will be the same. NLP targets the subconscious - your lightbulb moment may happen there and then, but often it is more subtle and may occur days or weeks after a session. For example, when you notice that your reaction to a certain situation is different. For more information or to book, please contact the practice on 01473 810185

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Milden Ball A splendid evening was had by all in the stunning Milden Tudor Barn with food, dancing and fun to play casino. Milden Pavilion and Playing field committee wish to thank everyone who helped make this evening such a successful fund raising event with £2300 raised.


This couldn’t have been achieved without the support of local businesses and we wish to thank The Great House, The Lindsey Rose, The Long Melford Swan, Lavenham Brook Wines, Nethergates Brewery, Tony Ditheridge, Christopher and Juliet Hawkins for more details of Milden Tudor Barn please see www.thehallmilden.co.uk. The funds raised from this charity ball help to maintain the pavilion and playing field along with ongoing future improvements.

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Always time for a Chin Wag - Gotelee Solicitors partner with Age UK Suffolk Gotelee Solicitors are delighted to confirm their partnership with Age UK Suffolk in 2020, across a series of activities including The Big Chinwag, Pop Up Chinwags and the charityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Will Month scheme. The team at Age UK Suffolk provide a host of services to the elderly and family carers. Being a predominantly rural county, reaching out and supporting our elderly can be a challenge. There are 17,000 people in Suffolk aged 65+ who say that they are â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;often or always lonelyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and go for long periods of time without having conversation with others. Andrew West, Managing Partner at Gotelee comments â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have worked closely with Age UK Suffolk for a number of years, signposting families to their services and taking part in their initiatives. Many people prepare for retirement and later life by making lasting powers of attorney and Wills, which is absolutely the right thing to do. However, we meet many clients who are facing not only legal issues, but also more general, everyday problems associated with the challenges faced by older generations. We wanted to do more to provide support to those who feel vulnerable or lonely. Our partnership with Age UK Suffolk will help bring about more conversations and help others understand how to prepare for their later years, post-retirement. We encourage families and businesses to support this great initiative.â&#x20AC;? Businesses, community groups and schools find the Big Chinwag a very enjoyable way to raise money for Age UK Suffolk. Gotelee Solicitors will be encouraging as many Suffolk based people and organisations to host their own Big Chinwag this year, as well as hosting their own â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gotelee Chinwagâ&#x20AC;? (with plenty of cake) in June. Jo Reeder, Head of Fundraising & Marketing for Age UK Suffolk said â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are delighted to be working with Gotelee through our Big Chinwag campaign. The message is clear â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about encouraging conversation and what better way to do this than by having a cuppa and a piece of cake?â&#x20AC;? To find out more about the services offered by Age UK Suffolk visit www.ageuk.org.uk/suffolk/our-services. For advice on lasting powers of attorney and Wills contact Gotelee Solicitors 01473 2111211



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Thirty3 Lettings & Property Management We are delighted to introduce to you, our new Lettings and Property Management company which will be covering Hadleigh, Ipswich, Sudbury, Stowmarket, Bury St Edmunds and all surrounding areas. Thirty3 Lettings & Property Management are a truly independent run business founded by locals Tim Rix and George de Lara-Bell. Both Tim and George have a wealth of knowledge and experience in everything property related and will be focusing on a professional and personal service for all our Landlords and Tenants. We will offer 3 main products, however these can be tailored to your individual needs: â&#x20AC;˘ Tenant Find (Let Only) â&#x20AC;˘ Basic Property Management â&#x20AC;˘ Full Property Management Our â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tenant Findâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; service and the two levels of Property Management service will take away all the hassles of being a landlord. As standard, we will also provide up to ÂŁ50,000 of legal service cover per property with all our products. This also includes us handling any eviction process should it ever be needed. Giving the landlord peace of mind should any issues arise at no extra cost. Our products are provided with clear fixed fees and we are confident we will not be beaten on price as well as service quality. We look to keep our pricing and services clear and simple to make the whole experience as easy as possible, with NO hidden fees. So, if you are looking to rent out your property or transfer your current property portfolio please get in touch with us and we would be happy to helpâ&#x20AC;Ś See our website www.thirty3lpm.co.uk for more details or call 01449 616407

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GOOD NEWS!! The wait is over... the prestige Double Take Aveda Hair Salon will be opening its doors in Market Square, Hadleigh just in time for Mother’s Day Weekend. Secure your appointment today by contacting us on: 07720 656494 or 07747 844923 We have limited appointments available from Friday 20th March, or why not book your complimentary 1 to 1 consultation with our resident Director Stylist Charlotte, who is celebrating a decade in her industry. The first 17 appointments can choose to receive an Exclusive Aveda treatment or a customised Goody Bag to take away and enjoy at home. Have a question? Please email doubletake2@mail.com or call 07720 656494 Prosecco and Nibbles on arrival!

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Spring is in the air at Hadleigh Market Despite the stormy weather over the last couple of weeks, I am seeing signs of spring all around; daffodils are opening, leaves are unfurling and the days are getting lighter and slightly longer. The arrival of spring always brings optimism to Hadleigh Market which, in the midst of winter can feel very desolate and bleak despite the incredible support of our amazing loyal, weekly customers. It is now that we start to get more enquiries from interested stallholders, inquisitive to know about how they might be able to join this wonderful weekly market and so over the next few months we hope you will enjoy meeting new traders. Recent visitors to the market will have met Chris of Azure Wood Fired Pizza. He has a very smart trailer set up which contains a wonderful, portable pizza oven and from 9am every Friday you can enjoy crispy based, wood fired pizzas straight from the oven. Chris is working really hard to build up a pizza following in Hadleigh so if you are a pizza fan and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to order in advance, please contact him and arrange a time to pop down and collect from the market. His number is 07502 164676 or better still, drop him an email at chris@azurewoodfiredpizza.co.uk Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve also got a new refillable stall starting in March which will be a huge asset to the market. Dates are in the process of being confirmed so please keep an eye on the Hadleigh Market Facebook page for further information. So letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s look forward to longer, warmer days and the fabulous laid back, cafĂŠ vibe this weekly market now has in the spring and summer where local people, young and old get together, to have a coffee, to sit in the sunshine and to chew the fat (or maybe pizza!) If you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t visited recently then pop it in your diary - every Friday, on the Market Place, IP7 5DL. Further information is available from Justine Paul on 07704 627973 or by emailing Justine@suffolkmarketevents.co.uk www.hadleighmarket.com

Frenchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Care Haven It has been a busy time at Frenchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s over Christmas and the New Year with our move back near Hadleigh. It has taken months to repair and prepare the new grounds for our animals to be safe in and for our animals and equipments to arrive and has taken every penny we had to do so. On the weekend of 28th-29th December we moved in at Castlings Heath and all went well. I have to say stress wise it was something I do not want to do again in a hurry, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for sure! Thank goodness for the help of our volunteers, Dr John Flathers, John Purser, his friend Mike, Ken and David. Their hands on fixing repair and replace, time and energy has been a life saver for our Charity and they have all been amazing, along with the support of Charmaine. Helping and becoming involved in a positive way for a good cause like Frenchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s which combines the care of animals and the care of people, whilst being outside in a lovely environment with wild life around, is something that more people should do. It can only be a plus in my book, as it helps people of all ages with their physical and mental well being, while working in a beautiful natural environment. I urge others who have some time to come along and join us on our volunteer day Wednesdays. On our list of volunteers needed is someone who could help us with any fixing of equipment, someone who is hands on and not frightened to get stuck in, as they say. We are trying to raise the money for a composting toilet for our Costa one of our cheeky Donkeys volunteers, so far we have had ÂŁ400 donated in grant aid from Boxford & Groton United Charities and we have raised ÂŁ200 through donations, we now are left to raise ÂŁ600 to reach the amount needed for our toilet. If there is any way you can help with a donation or by holding, organising something for us like a quiz, dance, curry night, or something else, we would be most grateful to hear from you. You are welcome to roll up your sleeves and help with some Poo picking in our donkey and pony paddocks and if you would like, give one of our ponies a brush over and some TLC. Please call and make an appointment to visit or arrange to come along on our volunteer day Wednesdays. We have a Go Fund Me page, so any donations to help would be very much appreciated. https://www.gofundme.com/relocation-for-charity Volunteers, sponsors and fund raisers needed Please contact: Jann on: 01473 833944 / 07747 755556 - Email: jann.turner@hotmail.co.uk

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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At the moment there seem to be lots of changes and unrest in the world, our country and locally. Some of these are good some may not be. In many countries there is conflict. In peoples lives there maybe heartbreak and sadness. We experience stormy weather. However, there are signs of hope. There are spring flowers opening in gardens that bring us hope of warmer weather and summertime. There are many people working for peace in conflict zones. There are also professionals and volunteers offering support and help for people going through tough times. Where else can we find hope in a changing and difficult world? In ourselves? In friends or family? What about God? The bible says, ‘God is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him.’ God offers hope to all in a broken world, to anyone who follows him. Lydia Ball

Hadleigh Foodbank Quiz! A Hadleigh quiz with all proceeds going direct to the Hadleigh Food Bank. We still have some places available so please form a team and come and join us on 7th March 19.30 @ the Ansell Centre. Angela 07985 460158 E: hadleighfoodbank@gmail.com

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Friday 24th January saw 126 members together with their families and friends packed into Hadleigh Town Hall as Brett Valley Lodge held their very popular annual Burns Supper. The evening was extra special for the lodge as we were very pleased to welcome the Provincial Grand Master for Suffolk. As is usual a raffle was held and the magnificent sum of £900 was raised which will be distributed to local charities in due course. Also present as guests of the Lodge were representatives from Hadleigh Swimming Club and Volunteers from Felixstowe Coastwatch who received donations to assist them in their work. During the last four years the lodge has made charitable donations totalling £28,956 - in the main our support goes to charities within the immediate area. Our thanks to John Adams for his ‘Address to The Haggis’ which was much enjoyed as always by all present and of course not forgetting ‘Monarch of The Glen’ Peter Pryke whose playing of the bagpipes is legendary, well in Hadleigh at least! Brett Valley Lodge was formed some 26 years ago and currently has 58 members who come mainly from the surrounding area. Becoming a Freemason gives you the opportunity to meet new people, make new friends and provides the opportunity to expand your social life as well as that of your partner and family. We are open about our membership and we would be delighted to speak with you simply complete the contact form on our website. www.brettvalley.org.uk

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‘Boule-in Marvellous!’ Fête du Printemps: Saturday 28th March until Sunday 5th April 10am - 6pm daily “Yes it’s absolutely marvellous” beams Cathy Bullen when asked about her flourishing French Lifestyle business The Boule-in which is hosting the first of its 2020 seasonal decorative fairs Fête du Printemps from her barn and garden in Bildeston. “We know we’ve been so lucky - we love what we do and we love it even more seeing customers and friends having a wonderful experience when they visit us.” Certainly there’s something for everyone to enjoy when they visit this uniquely delightful Fête - not only is it a veritable treasure trove of French furniture and collectables ranging from antique to a vintage/retro vibe but the diverse programme of Special Event Days appeals to adults and children alike. “We are particularly thrilled to be hosting Woolwich Contemporary Editions, a selection of original prints currently touring the country: Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair is the largest of its kind in the UK and is a great advocate for encouraging ownership of beautiful yet affordable pieces of art for the home. This is something on a small scale that we do here at The Boule-in,” says Cathy “We really want people to fill their homes with authentic pieces - practical yet beautifully crafted - and to enjoy using them in their daily lives. It’s very much about sustainable living - buying beautiful things that you want to keep.... simple luxuries and conscious consumption! Of course, being springtime we also have the great outdoors in mind so the gardeners among us will be heading to our wonderful bulb and plant stalls in our garden filled with a new array of French garden furniture and Gardenalia.” “Finally we have an Easter delight in the form of local florist Helen Newman who will be giving an Easter wreath and flower crown workshop on Sunday 5th April as well as a ‘La Chasse aux Oeufs’ when children can scamper in the garden with a Provençale basket to fill with hidden eggs and traditional French bells! We’ve tried really hard to make it a great day out for everyone” smiles Cathy. It certainly sounds like she has! www.boule-in.co.uk. Tel: 01449 740359 77 High Street, Bildeston IP7 7ER

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Hadleigh Choral Society Spring Concert Dramatic and majestic in its sound, the organ will feature prominently in three choral works at Hadleigh Choral Society’s upcoming Spring concert. All are invited to attend as we perform a series of musical depictions of biblical psalms, requiem mass, and heartfelt poems. Latin, Hebrew and English plus a bit of Gregorian chant harmonisations will all be on the menu as the Choral Society sings Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein, Requiem by Maurice Durufle and Five Mystical Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Directed by Christopher Phelps, the choir will be accompanied by professional soloists (Mezzo soprano Nina Bennet, Counter tenor Tim Travers Brown, and Baritone Owain Browne), along with Organist Tom Bell. Harp, cello and percussion instruments will round out the musical ensemble. Join us for this evening of celebratory praise through these well-loved choral classics, two of which made their debut appearance at such esteemed venues as Chichester and Worcester Cathedrals. Concert details: 28th March, 7:30 pm at St Mary’s Church in Hadleigh (IP7 5DT). Tickets are £15 (under 25s free) and are available from the Hadleigh Choral Society www.hadleighchoralsociety.org.uk, The Idler bookshop in Hadleigh (37 High Street), choir members, or on the door. For more information phone 01473 823791

TABLE SALE Saturday 21st March at Polstead Village Hall 10 am - 2 pm Tables £10 Funds Going To Hillside Special School Sudbury and Hadleigh Food Bank

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ART & CRAFT EXHIBITION In Aid of St Elizabeth Hospice

NEWTON VILLAGE HALL SATURDAY 4TH APRIL 10 am – 3 pm Art and Craftwork for Sale - Refreshments Available




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Bildeston History Quarterly Issue 24 (Spring 2020) In ’Structural relocation: moving house – literally!’ the story told is of a timber-framed building lost to our village. By the description Issue 34 Spring 2020 Price £4 and photograph of its new location in Essex, the Bake House would have become a Grade II listed building if it had remained on its original site. Newspapers reporting the move of eighty miles credited work of dismantling and rebuilding to A.A. Death, a London company of contractors. The actual building firm involved was that of Albert Arthur Death (1877-1933), proprietor of Newberry Works, on the corner of High Street and Ipswich Road in Bildeston. In 1899, the county of West Suffolk was created for local government administration with all-male electors going to the polls for the first county council elections, which took place at the end of January. During the campaigning period, the community of Bildeston became divided in its political affiliations between two candidates standing for the Bildeston Division, Revd James Beck (1819-1896) and Thomas Nunn Scarfe (1840-1904). Representing the Tory Party, James, a justice of the peace, had been rector since 1879, when he had automatically become chairman of the parish vestry. Although born in Bildeston, Thomas had made his money as a draper in Holborn, London, and had returned to the village in retirement; he stood for the Liberal Party. Disagreement between their supporters went beyond politics so much so that Baptist minister Revd Richard Elgar Willis (1863-1934) became involved. Not only were speeches and arguments played out in the village streets but also in local newspapers with the result being only eight votes between the candidates. Picture feature ‘Saying “thank you and farewell” to our doctors’ reveals the enthusiasm with which patients of Bildeston and surrounding villages expressed their feelings of appreciation to Dr Ian Granger in 1970 and Dr Keir Fisher in 1993. Also told in photographs are consequences of events on 24 April 2004 when Chamberlin Hall caught fire. Thank goodness for insurance! I would like to thank Tom Elmer of Bildeston, David Granger of Naughton and Oswald Simpson of Elmsett for contributing respectively photographs, newspaper cuttings and postcards to this issue. Looking to the future, Bildeston Parish Council has plans for a new village sign, moneys for which have already been raised. For this issue, I have compiled suggestions of events and people from our past that may be suitable for depiction on the sign. Some nearby parishes have local heraldic symbols; some signs portray significant events while others include pictorial references to several aspects of their history. Whatever is finally selected for Bildeston, I hope that it does not include sheep. We do not live in a former ‘wool’ town as sheep and wool were not produced here: Bildeston was a place where cloth was formerly made on looms in the homes of its weavers. On sale price £4 at Bank House Stores in Bildeston, Hollow Trees Farm Shop in Semer, Avis Newsagents and Idler Bookshop in Hadleigh High Street. A one year subscription (4 issues and postage) costs £20 from Sue Andrews, 17 Manor Road, Bildeston, Ipswich IP7 7BG (01449 740673)

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Monday February 10th 2020: In the 1980's there was a programme on the TV called 'All muck and magic', it was probably one of the earliest programmes to promote organic gardening, with an emphasis on healthy soil. Organic gardening nowadays has a much higher profile for very good reasons. So it was good to get advice from master composter David Golding (a change from our original speaker) at our meeting in February. David visits schools, community centres and garden groups across Suffolk on a voluntary basis promoting the value of making and using good organic compost, which adds fertility to the soil, improves soil structure and reduces the amount of waste going to land fill so reducing our carbon footprint. Fifty/fifty is the key to success - 50% green waste such as veg peelings, garden trimmings, grass cuttings and annual weeds and 50% brown waste such as card, boxes low grade paper and woody stems. The mixture needs aeration and heat to help the process of decomposition. The resulting compost can be used as potting compost or a mulch to improve the soil. David also gave some great advice on making leaf mould and the benefits of having a wormery ( see photo) to make a good liquid feed. If you would like further information and advice he recommended www.gardenorganic.org.uk and www.getcomposting.com where you can purchase a compost bin for very little outlay to get you started if you would like to give it a try. Despite all the rain we have had this winter and storm Ciara arriving the day before our meeting the competition table was full of beautiful hellebores in all colours, shapes and sizes. There was a tie for first place so congrats go to Carole and Maureen. Monday March 9th 2020: The March meeting is our AGM and the business of the evening is usually got through nice and quickly so we can enjoy a cuppa and a good natter afterwards. There is still a competition though - 'A small posy of spring flowers', as well as the plant and produce table and the raffle. There is no entrance fee for this special meeting, so it might be a good time to come and find out more about the club. We meet in the dining room of the Town Hall at 7.30pm, we hope to see you there. hadleighgardenclub@gmail.com



Hadleigh & District Flower Club For the first meeting of 2020 after a very stormey weekend the club enjoyed the 3 demonstrators that had been blown in – Chris, Pauline & Jayne with the title “If music be the Food of Love”. Music played between arrangements, with the audience supplying the name of the singers/group name. a very enjoyable start to the year. March 10th we welcome Pat Barton from Attleborough “Where in the World” so please come and enjoy a evening of Flowers, Fun and Friendship at Hadleigh URC, The Market Place. Doors open at 7.00 for a 7.30 start. See you then.

Hadleigh U3A The Hadleigh U3A are pleased to welcome Dr Julie Bountford who will be giving her talk entitled, 'Heffers of Cambridge', at our monthly meeting on the 9th March 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.

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Down to Earth ...with Dave With the very unpleasant windy weather we have been having in February not much has been possible outside, having to spend more time indoors has given me the opportunity to catch up on some reading. One of the books I was given at Christmas was an RHS book entitled 'Tales from the Toolshed', this is the history and use of fifty garden tools, not everyone's fun reading but I have always had an interest in old tools. One chapter is about hoes, this reminds me of the first hoe I acquired, when I left school back in the fifties my first job was on an arable farm, one of the jobs we were given was to manually thin out the sugar beet plants, this was a back breaking job using a hand hoe. As I did not have such a tool I was dispatched to the local blacksmith, a Jack Gibbs of Navestock I think, to have one specially made for me, it was a small square bladed tool with a swan neck and a wooden handle, what it cost or who paid for it I don't know. What I do know is that I still have this hoe and use it frequently on the allotment, not bad considering it must be well over sixty years old, like all of my tools it gets a regular clean, sharpen and oiling. Lots of people have a favourite tool that was their fathers or even their grandfathers, use them with respect and pride. I do think some of the old tools are the best, although stainless steel spades, forks and trowels cannot be beaten. With the strong winds we have had some damage was to be expected. On the allotment the home made net cover for the brassicas was virtually destroyed and will now have to be replaced, this was planned for this year anyway. Various lids and circles of netting were returned to their proper owners. The shed on the allotment is a metal one so did not suffer any damage. The one in the garden did not fare so well with the felt being ripped off the roof, another job for when the weather improves. The heavy winds act as mother nature's way of pruning and usually do not do much harm, just make sure that any tree ties are in place. If we do get a dry sunny day then the greenhouse can be given an airing, this will help to keep down grey mould, be sure to close up any ventilation in mid afternoon to conserve the heat of the sun before nightfall. As usual do not be in a hurry to plant out anything, we can still get a sharp frost and lose the lot. One exception are bare rooted plants like roses, these are OK provided that the ground is not frosted. We recently bought a special bare rooted rose called 'Just Joey' from Cants of Colchester, what an interesting place that is if you just want roses. That's all for this time Dave

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‘Broad Stripes and Bright Stars’ followed by ‘The Name on the Bag’ - two tales a single thread. A presentation by Anne Grimshaw. Wednesday, March 18th at Lavenham Village Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets: £5. Bookings: Lavenham Village Hall Tel: 01787 248599 or Lavenham Community ‘Hub’ Tel: 01787 249939. All proceeds go towards the USAAF 487th Bomb Group Memorial Fund.

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CAROLYN CUDDEFORD, D.O. STEPHANIE CAWLEY, Msc, Bsc (Hons), Ost. Imagine! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Saturday, 16th May and after time spent at the Show, you are now rejuvenated, with a glass of bubbly in your hand, in a beautiful garden leading down to the river. The Deanery Tower is your setting, surrounded by friendsâ&#x20AC;Ś Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lovelyâ&#x20AC;Ś but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just the start and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to move on from the Deanery Gardens and wow! How amazing does St Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church look with stunning table settings and the beauty of the building enhanced with special one-night-only lighting! There follows a splendid three-course dinner (by top Suffolk caterers), dancing to a fantastic six-piece band and enjoying a fabulous atmosphere at what promises to be a great ball. It will be a wonderful evening, a night to remember. The committee and I would love to welcome as many residents from Hadleigh and surrounding villages as possible to join us at the ball. Support your town and support our charitiesâ&#x20AC;Ś and letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s have a good time. As Chairman of the Council I can choose a charity to support and I selected Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance. I am using the event to raise funds for Hadleigh Guides and Hadleigh Sea Scouts too. I do realise the price of tickets does make attending a ball prohibitive to some people and also it is not everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cup of Prosecco, but hopefully we will raise a good sum for my charities while having a fun evening. So, put 16th May in your diary and weather permitting, we will have drinks in the Deanery Gardens and the Ball itself will be held in St Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church. Many of us take the beauty of St Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church for granted â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but you will be amazed to see it transformed into a stunning setting, lit up inside with coloured beams of light, sparkling tables dressed for a banquet; just the setting for a Black and Gold themed Black Tie Ball. We are very grateful to Revd Jo Delfgou and his team for the use of the Church and we are mindful of the Churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s primary use. Following a delicious dinner, there will be an auction run by a professional auctioneer to raise funds for the charities and then dancing to the most amazing band, The Dukes of Havoc. There will be Chairmen, Mayors and other dignitaries coming from all over East Anglia, but I would love to see Hadleigh people there, so please join me if you can. There are a limited number of tables - ÂŁ550 for tables of 10. There is also the opportunity of individual places at ÂŁ55 a ticket. To buy tickets by BACS or for information, please contact: civic@baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk or call 07860 829538 / 07860 829509. Or payment can be made by cheque made out to: Babergh District Council, and sent for the attention of: The Chairmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, Babergh District Council, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich IP1 2BX, along with the names of the guests if you know who you are inviting. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have a ball while raising money for good Hadleigh causes. I hope to see you there

Black Tie Charity Ball - Saturday 16th May Tickets selling fast, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss out! Enjoy pre dinner drinks in the beautiful Deanery Tower gardens followed by a splendid three-course dinner (from Jamie Lee Smith Catering) and dancing to the fantastic The Dukes of Havoc. It is going to be a wonderful evening, raising funds Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance, Hadleigh Guides, Sea Scouts and Lego Club! There are a limited number of tables at ÂŁ550 for a table of 10 and individual tickets at ÂŁ55 To buy tickets or more information, please contact: civic@baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk or call 07860 829538 / 07860 829509

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Stoke by Nayland Ladies SbN Ladies Captain, Jane Golding, has chosen The Alzheimer’s Society has her nominated charity for 2020 The first of two charity talks took place on Thursday 13th February. A Nearest the Pin and Longest Drive competition was run by Deb Howlett in the simulator just before the talk, taken from a Abu Dhabi golf course, which proved to be popular with all, including one of our eldest ladies Lilian Osborne taking part, she had never used one of these before, so it was quite an experience – certainly looking like warmer and drier weather than we have currently here! Well done to winners Nearest the Pin Susan Swan and Karen Lewis and Longest Drive Corinne Jackson. Musarra Gray from the Alzheimer’s Society gave a very interesting and informative presentation which made for good talking points afterwards and focussed us all for raising funds for this worthy charity during the year. Bookings for the simulator can be taken at theSbN ProShop. Earlier in the day a few of the ladies braved the elements properly outside the Simulator room, playing a 9-hole Blue Tee competition on the Gainsborough Course. Barbara Jones won with a marvellous 28 points, with Lesley Hitchcock coming second with 24 points.

Sudbury & District Citizens Advice extends outreach sessions in Hadleigh to meet demand Sudbury & District Citizens Advice is pleased to announce the Thursday monthly outreach at the Ansell Centre will be extended and delivered weekly, every Thursday from 5th March to cope with the demand for advice and information. The service will continue to be offered as a drop-in with three advice slots per morning available from 9.30, 10.30 and 11.30. Chief Officer Colleen Sweeney said ‘the Ansell Centre outreach has proved very successful. Many people have sought advice and been helped by this service. By extending the service and offering it more frequently we can continue to support the community in Hadleigh who may not be able to travel to the main office in Sudbury.’

Table Tennis Club Monks Eleigh Village Hall, Tuesday Evenings From 7pm Until 9pm No experience necessary, just turn-up and participate, everyone is welcome. The benefits of regularly playing are now well documented, from helping to keep you fit and active, to possible improvements in coordination, balance. It may help improve your mood, reduce stress and much more! The club brings people together, from the young to those more advanced in years. The fee is £2 per week. Refreshments are available and all equipment is provided. Just come along on the night or if you require further information please email Deborah: dvdwyer05@gmail.com


Saturday 14th March, 11 - 3 pm Newton Green Village Hall CO10 0QS. Bargains Galore in crafts, collectables, jewellery, clothes, accessories, CDs, DVDs, books, pet products.

Raffle, Refreshments, Cakes All proceeds to Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare, Reg.Charity No.1124029

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Kersey Mill Newsletter During February, we have forged ahead with work to reinstate the three pairs of stones on the water-driven Hurst Frame. The bed stones have been levelled up and their bearings completed, along with the curbing and meal spouts. To assist with levelling, the stone bearers have been refined by splitting them horizontally. The new beech wood for re-cogging the crown wheels to the stones has been machined. Stone furniture is also Kersey Mill’s Hurst frame, being built, based on photographic evidence, photo taken in 1960 which indicates an octagonal wooden stone case and wooden horse, three new sets of stone furniture have also been required. On the parallel engine-driven cast iron Hurst Frame, the circular metal tuns will be refurbished and re-assembled. This means the date when Kersey Mill will be able to produce flour again is becoming ever closer! Restoring the stone furniture has been a time consuming process, however it is essential for the machinery to be operated correctly and, more importantly, safely. An article featured in a recent Suffolk Mills Group Newsletter describes how a local nineteenth century post mill at Bird’s Farm, Bildeston was completely destroyed by a fire in just 90 minutes as a result of machinery that overheated, caused by friction. Post mills are the earliest type of European windmill and constructed of timber. The whole body of the mill houses the machinery, which is mounted on a single vertical post around which it can be turned, to bring the sails into the wind. Unlike the mill at Kersey, there was no water source Restoration work, reinstating nearby and despite the parish having its own the stones fire brigade, no attempt was made to extinguish the blaze. It was reported the tenant of Birds Farm, who had been grinding beans all day, had left the site unattended some 45 minutes prior to the fire’s outbreak. Fortunately the brick built roundhouse was saved with the assistance of neighbours. The site in Bildeston is now occupied by Taylor Made Joinery and Manor Road. Open Days at Kersey Mill for 2020 have been published on the events page of the website www.kerseymill.net If you would like to arrange a group visit on a different day, please contact: 01473 829317. Save the date for Drive it Day, Sunday 26th April! As we head into spring, plans get underway for the Mill’s most popular event in the calendar, to be held on April 26th from 10am - 4pm. Once again we are expecting a fantastic level of support with a huge range of classic and vintage vehicles being exhibited by their proud owners. Display Vehicles enter FREE of charge, so why not bring your pride and joy down to Kersey Mill to mark the start of the season? There is also an opportunity to view the Mill and enjoy a walk around the beautiful gardens. Takeaway food and refreshments, including a licensed bar and BBQ will be provided by The Miller’s Kitchen and several of the commercial businesses including the craft studios and shops will also be open. The Venue at Kersey Mill will also holding a ticketed event - an afternoon tea with entertainment from 2 pm, please visit their website www.thevenueatkerseymill.co.uk for further details. All public will be welcomed with FREE entry for pedestrians and £5 for public parking and the proceeds will be donated to the Mill’s Restoration Fund.

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Charity Bingo Night CASH PRIZES Thursday 5th March 7 - 7.30pm start Polstead Village Hall CO6 5AL Complimentary Tea & Coffee available - Raffle Tickets £5.00 (includes one book of tickets) Tickets from Chris Southgate email: 58aldham@gmail.com You can pay online or get tickets from The Shelley Centre, Shelley Road, Shelley, Ipswich IP7 5QY All proceeds to The Shelley Centre for Therapeutic Riding, Shelley, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 5QY. Charity No 1113636

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