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May 2018

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It’s Springtime, It’s Show Time! Preparations for the 179th Hadleigh Show on Saturday 19th May are nearly complete and we hope you will join us for a great family day out at Holbecks Park. To mark the Royal wedding and the end of World War 1 the showground will have a ‘quintessentially British’ feel with red, white and blue bunting. The Grand Ring will welcome Broke FMX with their motocross display team and Little Nippers Terrier Racing, whilst Titan the Robot will be touring the park – so do come and say hello. The Flower marquee will mark the end of WW1 with a theme of “Nostalgia and Memories” for the floral art exhibits whilst eh children will create poppies and doves to hang on a tree. Mark David from The Cooking Experience in Hadleigh, and his team of chefs will be cooking up a host of dishes throughout the day using local produce in our cookery marquee. Advance tickets can be purchased on-line at as well as Avis Newsagents, Hadleigh; Hollow Tree Farm Shop, Semer; Boxford Post Office; Bates Wells & Braithwaite, Sudbury; Hall Farm Shop, Stratford-St-Mary, Hintlesham Barns and Elmsett Post Office and Stores. If buying before 5pm on Friday 18th May, visitors can take advantage of the ‘Early-Bird Discount’. Gates open at 8.00am. Parking is FREE with larger carparks and improved traffic flow this year.

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An article printed in the Community news in December 2017, regarding flytipping around the village of Kersey resulted in a vehicle description being forwarded to Babergh council. Unfortunately there are people in our society that really do not care. Once again it would appear that someone has been doing some home improvements; trimming their Eucalyptus tree which either, their hired help or they themselves, could not be bothered to take to the tip three miles away. They clearly have no respect for their community or themselves. If your neighbour / family member has a recently lopped Eucalyptus tree in their garden this is how they dispose of their rubbish. Everyone has a legal responsibility or 'duty of care' to make sure that all waste from their household or business is disposed of correctly and doesn't end up being fly-tipped. Some people make money by charging to take waste away illegally and then fly-tipping it. You could face penalties of up to £5,000 if you don’t check that the company or person you give waste too.

Kersey School wins Art Competition The winners of the 2018 Hadleigh Show Programme cover competition have been announced. Each year Hadleigh Farmers’ Agricultural Association ask local primary schools to design a front cover for the Hadleigh Show programme. This year’s theme was “The Suffolk Landscape”. The overall winner was Ivy, aged 9, from Kersey Primary School and her winning entry will be printed on the 2018 Show programme. Lucy Batchelor-Wylam, HFAAs education liaison officer confirmed that it had been a Lucy Batchelor-Wylam congratulates difficult decision for the judges to Ivy from Kersey Primary School with make. “With over 200 pictures to her winning design look at the judges were very impressed by the standard of entries. They chose Ivy’s picture as it was clear and colourful and really represented the landscape around Hadleigh”. The top 16 covers will be on display in the Ed-moo-cation Tent at the Show on 19th May along with other art work and craft activities relating to cows. Other schools taking part included Bildeston, Boxford, Elmsett, Hintlesham & Chattisham, Whatfield, St Mary’s Hadleigh and Beaumont.


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6000 copies of The Village Edition Magazine are delivered to homes during the first week of each month in Lavenham, Capel St. Mary, Kersey, Bildeston, Chelsworth, Boxford, Milden, Edwardstone, Groton, Whatfield, Monks Eleigh, Brent Eleigh, Elmsett, Hintlesham, Polstead, Newton Green, Raydon, Hitcham and other outlets in these areas. We warmly welcome all your contributions of articles, letters, sports reports, events and photographs, just email or send to the address below and it will appear in the next issue.

Rightmove data shows importance of No Sale, No Fee conveyancing Figures collated by Rightmove have revealed that 30% of all property transactions fell-through in 2016, highlighting the importance of using a no sale, no fee conveyancing service when you move home, such as that provided by Holmes & Hills Solicitors Of the 1.5 million new sales listings for properties that were added to Rightmove in 2016, 30% of all properties that were sold, fell-through. This is the highest percentage of sales falling-through in four years. Why are more transactions falling through? Property sales fall-through for a variety of reasons; however some of the most commonly cited reasons that attribute to a house sale falling-through are the length and complexity of the chain. If there are a number of transactions all dependent on each other, then the probability of an issue arising increases. This can then have a domino effect on all the other properties within the chain and can derail the whole chain. Economic uncertainty has impacted the level of activity within the property market, reducing transaction levels and the number of properties for sale. This can make it harder for those moving home to find their dream property and settling for a property that ‘is good enough’. But this can mean individuals may be less emotionally tied to their purchase, making the chain weaker and more susceptible to collapsing. How can you prevent your sale falling through? Ultimately, you have limited control to ensure that your property sale does not fall victim to the 30% of transactions that fall-through, however, there are a number of things that can be done to help progress your sale and minimise your chances of the transaction failing. Getting any paperwork and relevant documentation together so that it is readily available as required and does not cause any delays later on down the line Agree timescales with other buyers in the chain, this is particularly important if the move needs to happen at a certain time such as relocating before starting a new job. If a mortgage is required on the property, ensure that funding is agreed in principal from the outset so that you know that you can afford the property. Choose the right solicitors, Holmes & Hills’ boasts a fall-through rate well below Rightmove’s 30%. No Sale, No Fee Conveyancing Unfortunately should your property transaction fall through, you could be liable for any legal costs incurred as part of that transaction, which can equate to a substantial amount, especially if the transaction goes abortive at a late stage. However, a No Sale, No Fee Promise offered by Holmes & Hills conveyancing solicitors as standard* ensures that you would not pay any legal fees should your transaction fall-through for whatever reason outside of your control. Holmes & Hills, 96 North Street, Sudbury CO10 1RF 01787 275275 *Holmes & Hills’ No Sale, No Fee Promise covers a maximum of one abortive transaction or two related abortive transactions in any given 6 month period, per client. No sale, no fee does not apply to auction sales or purchases; new build transactions where a discounted fee has been agreed with the developer; third party disbursements already paid (e.g. searches); sales of new-build property; additional work agreed (e.g. Declaration of Trust). Holmes & Hills reserves the right to refuse to offer the No Sale, No Fee Promise at the point of receiving an instruction.

Thank You We would just like to thank Rupert and Trudy and all the staff at Avis’s for selling our Uncle Harry Buckledee’s books for Alzheimers Disease. Sadly Harry passed away on Sunday 1st April at the age of 98. Once again many thanks. John and Marguerite Russo

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Running Tips from FitFramePhysio Many of us will have been inspired by the recent London Marathon to pick up our running shoes and go for a run. This is fantastic and running, fitness, being outdoors is something that I am very passionate about and keen to encourage. Running is a great sport, relatively inexpensive, can be done anywhere and allows us to enjoy the beautiful countryside which Hadleigh has to offer. A little about me - I started running in school and was part of Ipswich Harriers running club (sorry Hadleigh Hares - it was just closer to home that’s all!). I went on to represent Great Britain at both European and World CrossCountry Championships and have a half-marathon PB of 76 minutes. Now a mum of two, I am juggling home life, work and running – a common theme for many of us. As an experienced Physiotherapist and from my own personal running experience I wanted to offer a few tips to help you remain injury-free and able to enjoy your running‌ 1. Check your trainers regularly for wear and remember to change your trainers every 300miles (sooner if you notice the tread has worn) 2. Build up slowly - as a rule of thumb, no more that 10% extra mileage per week 3. Incorporate some form of conditioning into your weekly programme such as pilates or strength and conditioning. This is really important as you need adequate strength and flexibility to cope with the load that is transmitted through your body with each step (1.5 to 3 times your body weight per step - if you think about how many steps you do per run this soon adds up!) 4. If you feel a niggle get it checked out by a Physiotherapist early to minimise disruption to your training I am based in Hadleigh and also offer home visits. My services include physiotherapy, running-specific pilates classes and running analysis. Please see my website or email me ( for more information. Happy running!

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"Run for your wife" a hilarious comedy farce by Ray Cooney directed by Tom Hitchcock and starring Ben Cook, Rob Warne, Mark Holtom, Linzi Hall, Debby Richards, Lauren Mercer and Rick Lusher. "John Smith is a London cabbie with his own taxi, a wife in Streatham, a wife in Wimbledon - and a knife-edge schedule! By strict adherence to this schedule he has been successful, if tired, bigamist for three years, but one-day, gallantly intervening in a mugging, he is taken to hospital with mild concussion. In the ensuing complications, aided by an unwilling Stanley, John tries bravely to cope with a succession of well-meaning but prying policemen. the press, two increasingly irate wives and a very gay neighbour, until he manfully confesses the truth - but will anyone believe him?" We look forward to welcoming you to 'our infamous performance in the barn' at Nedging Hall, Nedging, IP7 7HG, the show dates are: 14th, 15th and 16th June. Performance starts at 7.30pm and the doors open at 7pm. For tickets please contact: or call: 07508 472142. Tickets are £8 each. This year we are holding our raffle to raise money for "The Porch Project" a local charity in Hadleigh.

Hadleigh U3A Hadleigh U3A will be meeting at 2.30pm on Monday 14th May 2018 in the Hadleigh URC where Ray Spiller will be talking about ‘The Music Charts 1952 – 2012’. Everyone is welcome, both members and prospective members.

Sudbury & District Citizens Advice Sudbury & District Citizens Advice outreach is now on the first Thursday of the month at the Ansell Centre, Hadleigh between 9.30am and 12.30pm. We no longer offer outreach at Lavenham or the Babergh offices.

Together Tuesday Tea Dance at the Ansell Centre We invite you to join us at this Free Together Tuesday Tea Dance at the Ansell Centre on Tuesday 22nd May, 2pm to 4pm. Come and join the dancing under the careful tuition of the wonderful Bruce Lait. Learn the Cha Cha, Tango or Quick Step there really is a lot of fun to be had. You can also sit back and enjoy the music while enjoying a cuppa and a chat with friends. Admission Free, tickets available from Hadleigh Pool and Leisure, limited numbers available Don’t miss out. This event is being organised as part of Dementia Action Week and is part of a week long programme of activities organised by Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance (HDAA) to raise the profile of dementia in the community. Together Tuesday supports people in Hadleigh to live well with dementia, welcoming people with Dementia and their family and friends to the group. Together Tuesday runs weekly at Hadleigh Pool and Leisure between 2.00pm – 4.00pm For more information call/email; Jill on 07522 935179 or

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Chattisham Midsummer Open Gardens Sunday 17th June - 11:00 am - 5:30 pm A great family day out with 12+ gardens open in this friendly village. Wide range of types and ages of gardens including Formal, Natural and Aquatic features. Attractions include plant sales, cakes, lunches and cream teas, family competition. Admission ÂŁ4, accompanied children under 14 free. Tickets on the day from Car Park or any Open Garden. All proceeds to Chattisham Church Restoration. Location 3 miles west of Ipswich, 1 mile south of the A1071 at Hintlesham. Sat Nav ref IP8 3QE. Further information. Phone 01473 652359. Email or village website www.hintleshamandchattisham.onesuffolk

Kids Ran the Railway‌! Saturday 14th April saw the very first Kids Run the Railway activity day of 2018 at the East Anglian Railway Museum off to a flying start. Designed to appeal to children of 5yrs and over, under supervision from the museum’s experienced volunteers, the youngsters got a chance to fulfil three important ‘duties’ on the railway: signalman, guard and crossing keeper and they all had a ride in the cab of the locomotive. ‘It’s like a mini-version of our Railway Experience Days, but for kids’, says Marketing Manager, Catherine Harrison, ‘it’s really caught people’s imagination and places are booking up fast’. The kids had a great day and all filled out feedback forms describing it as a ‘great, hands-on experience’, and, apparently, ‘Archie can’t wait until he’s old enough to work on a railway!’‌. job done. The next available dates for Kids Run the Railway are 21st July and 18th August. For more information and to book tickets, see our website:



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Hadleigh & District Probus Club The object of the Club is "To promote fellowship amongst retired and semi-retired professional and business men". The Club was established in 1998 so we will be celebrating our 20th â&#x20AC;&#x153;birthdayâ&#x20AC;? this year. We meet for lunch on the third Wednesday of each month at The George, High Street, Hadleigh, where Tori and Paul make us welcome and provide us with excellent meals. We started our year with the Annual Dinner at the Town Hall, a venue that is well placed for most members (and their guests) living in Hadleigh: a successful event with the catering provided by Cheryl Salisbury of Chaplin Catering. In the summer 19 members went on a boat trip down the Stour from Sudbury to lunch at the Henny Swan, a very enjoyable event despite the weather on the return journey. The electric boats of the River Stour Trust give you a very peaceful trip with minimal disturbance of wild life. In August the Stoke-by-Nayland, Hotel, Golf & Spa was the venue for the Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ladies Lunch. We had three speakers during the year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; local author David Norton in May, talking about Fallout, (his book asking how would communities behave when threatened by sea-level rise, flooding and coastal erosion?), Yvonne Free, the Town Mayor, in September and Derek Dunstone, optometrist, in January. The number of members in the Club is limited, mostly by the accommodation available for lunch, but we have room for a few more. Any person interested in joining should, in the first instance, contact the Secretary, Chris Drake, on 01473 808147, email


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James Cartlidge writes Member of Parliament for South Suffolk This November our nation will mark a hundred years since the end of the First World War. It was a terrible, industrial-scale conflict which saw chemical weapons deployed at scale for the first time. Around 1.3m soldiers were killed or wounded by chemical attacks with agents such as mustard gas and chlorine. We said then that it would be the ‘war to end all wars’; we certainly hoped never again to see our troops blindfolded and shuffling along with their arm on the shoulder of a comrade in front, following blinding from chemical attack. And yet, that same terrible technology of chemical warfare used against our troops in the trenches a century ago, was recently deployed in Douma, Syria. The force responsible for the attack struck innocent civilians, leaving up to 75 people dead, including children and toddlers. It now seems irrefutable that the Syrian Government was responsible for deploying those weapons to murder, traumatise and disfigure the very same civilian population which it is their responsibility - like any civilised Government - to defend. In response, having reviewed the extensive evidence base, the Prime Minister committed the Royal Air Force to a limited series of targeted strikes to degrade the Syrian Regime’s chemical weapons capability. This action was taken in a co-ordinated response with our allies in the United States and France, and has been heralded as a successful action by national leaders from countries across the globe, including Germany, Canada and Australia. I believe that tyrants prepared to gas their own civilians cannot be allowed to conclude that it is a legitimate action. Committing to the use of force is a true last resort, a step no Government ever wants to take. But what were the options? Diplomacy is always preferable but Russia can veto any meaningful measures at the UN. Doing nothing would have meant more deaths, more chemical attacks, and more terrible suffering. We therefore committed to a proportionate, targeted air raid that undermined Syria’s chemical warfare machine without any reported casualties. It was a difficult decision, but I believe Britain did the right thing in seeking to check the terror that is chemical warfare.

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Based in the maltings of Kersey Mill, The Copper Kettle Café & Tearoom boasts beautifully home styled baked cakes, a locally sourced menu for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, specialist teas and barista-made coffee. With plenty of outdoor seating, parking and treats to choose from, The Copper Kettle offers an oasis nestled in the stunning grounds of Kersey Mill. The Copper Kettle Vintage Afternoon Tea is a true delight and can even be accompanied by some bubbles! Booking is essential for Vintage Afternoon Tea especially on special occasions and celebration days; Father’s Day 16th June and the Royal Wedding on 19th May. The Copper Kettle also offers celebration Cakes, cupcakes, home bakes and dishes made to order which means you can enjoy our food at home or at your own parties. Kersey Mill, Stone Street, Kersey IP7 6DP Tel: 01473 827001

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Suffolk Bereavement Support – The devastation of guilt is something that can be overcome A frequent topic that arises during discussions in our groups is the guilt that the bereaved may experience however devoted and dedicated they have been to the person they have lost. Guilt can raise its ugly head in all sorts of situations. Whether a loss has been sudden or after a long illness, whether the person who has died has reached a ripe old age or passed away prematurely doesn’t seem to affect the intensity of this feeling. Similarly, whatever the relationship of the bereaved person to their loved one be it friend, spouse or partner, child or parent guilt can be an issue that can overwhelm and paralyse those who are left, catapulting them into a state of continuous nagging pain. How can we help? In our discussions we provide an outlet for expressing feelings including guilt which might other wise become toxic and affect our mental and physical health. We also help our members recognise and understand that much of the guilt experienced is based on how we think we should behave and can be quite judgemental and self-punishing. Our reactions can also be laden with overly high expectations which do not take into account the emotional and distressful situation we may have been in at the time. If this blog finds you caught up with guilt in connection with a bereavement, be it recent or further back in time then why not come and join a Suffolk Bereavement Support group? We are here to help! 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: 01206 299832; email:

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Readers, I write my blog some time in advance of publication. (O the trials of being an author!) This explains some unseasonal news: Easter will have faded from your minds long ago but I still need to mention it here. The Tuesday morning group of volunteers raised £575 for The Shelley Centre with their Easter Egg raffle. The winning ticket for the grand prize was sold by Tuesday volunteer Margaret to a lady called Carol at Ringshall Village Hall Bingo club. I feel very happy that the Bingo club member supported us in this way, perhaps she will pay us a visit soon? Many other Easter eggs were won (1 per sheet of tickets sold) so thanks to all our families, riders, fellow volunteers and Bingo clubs for their support. Particular thanks go to Linden Lady Chocolatiers for so very kindly donating the giant first prize egg. Just to show how important is the work we horses and ponies do, look at little Alexia having her ride on Squidgey. She enjoys it so much that the lesson’s end leaves her in floods of tears. She would like to ride for longer but building up her core strength takes time; be patient Alexia because Squidgey loves being your physiotherapist and she tells me you are doing so well! The wettest Spring in my memory has not stopped the activities here. I got moved over in my room so the floor could be excavated and the hole tanked with concrete; then clever Tom Lowe fashioned wooden flooring to support my mounting ramp. I was moved back before the start of the ‘Summer’ term, somewhat diminished in height, but still in good working order. It is strange being lower down but I shall get used to it. Feedback from my riders is great, which is the most important thing. Thank you to the MCF for funding this improvement, and a big thank you to Margaret who conceived the solution. She held my hand whilst the workmen were here, unlocking and locking up, being kind to the builders, and giving up much of her Easter holiday to make this happen. We look forward to welcoming walkers here on 6th. If you’ve never done the sponsored walk before, now is the time to come. Staring any time after 10.00 you follow our jolly yellow flags all over the most delightful countryside, finishing back at the Centre for tea and cake at the end of a most enjoyable stroll. We are fortunate to have generous neighbours who open up their land to us for this event, which provides views and scenery you would not otherwise be able to reach. If you can’t make it for the walk do please come to our stall at The Hadeigh Show on Saturday 19th May, we shall be selling plants and cakes as usual. Not my scene of course but I gather people and dogs enjoy it! Website: Telephone: 01473 824172


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Health Foods For You Online shopping is now available! After listening to customers and exhibiting at local community and vegan events over the last year Jane has spent the last few months tailoring her online shops for you. This is a very exciting development for the business and the shops are all primed ready for your orders. is where you can buy all your supplements and some unique personal care Shipping is only £2.90 and orders over £35.00 qualify for free delivery any where in Europe! You can ask a question, or enquire about a product and will do our best to answer as quickly as we can. is the on line shop Jane has set up for the ever-growing demand of cannabis oil, CBD. Health Foods For You in North Street, Sudbury has successfully been selling cannabis oils and balms for over a year now and are proud to be members of the Cannabis Trade Association for recognition of professionalism, advice and quality products. This range is growing by demand and more lines added following extensive research that Jane is doing. Please check regularly for the latest updates. The positive exposure in the media and customer feedback as to how cbd has helped them manage their day all adds to the power of this amazing organic food supplement. What Is CBD? Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in the flowers of the hemp plant. Grown organically on the hemp farms of Europe. CBD is fat soluble – as a result, when you swallow CBD your body only uses a tiny percentage of it, while the vast majority is flushed out your system unused. It’s for this reason we recommend holding CBD under your tongue for a few minutes before swallowing it, to give it time to get into your bloodstream.. However, it’s important to stress that, unlike THC, it doesn’t have psychoactive qualities and won’t make you “high”. Is it Addictive? One of the common questions surrounding CBD oil and other CBD products is whether it has addictive properties. The resounding answer is no, it certainly isn’t addictive. In fact, CBD oil presents a fantastic opportunity to gain all the benefits of the Cannabis plant, at a controlled dosage, with no risk of addiction or ill effects. Open: Monday to Friday 9.00 - 5.00 pm Saturday 9.00 - 4.00 pm Health Foods For You 75 North Street, Sudbury, Suffolk. CO10 1RF 01787 828262


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Summer Concert: 6.30 pm June 10th St. Mary’s Church, Stoke-by-Nayland For our summer concert this year, we are returning to St. Mary’s church, Stoke-by-Nayland – a church with freally great acoustics. Our programme will include some wonderful music by Dvorak – the ever popular Slavonic Dances as well as the final two movements of his 8th. Symphony. Also included is the waltz from Tchaikovsky’s music for the ballet: The Sleeping Beauty, some Irish folk songs, and ‘Singin’ in the Rain’. As usual, we do not charge for admission, but invite you to make a donation as you leave towards the cost of the concert and a good cause. We hope that this programme will encourage you to make the journey to Stoke – we look forward to seeing you all again. John Druce (Chairman)

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Thursday 24th May - Monday 28th May Plans are well underway for the popular biennial Art Exhibition in St Mary’s Church, Stoke by Nayland. The Exhibition will open on Thursday 24th May and run until Monday 28th May. It will open from 10am until 6pm each day except Sunday when it will open at 11am and close at 4pm. The Exhibition will feature many acclaimed East Anglian artists, both professional and amateur. We also have a number of new exhibitors so do come and have a look. There will be over 200 exhibits on sale including paintings, prints, sculpture, pottery and woodwork. All proceeds will be used in maintaining the fabric of the historic church of St Mary’s. For more information please contact Sophia Parker 01787 462780

Work at our friendly Café Do you enjoy cooking? The Ansell Memories Café urgently needs a cheerful, reliable person who has 2 and a half hours to spare on Thursday mornings, and would enjoy preparing a simple, hot lunch for about 20 to 25 people; an example menu would be soup, and a jacket potato with a tasty filling and side salad. The Café supports families to live well with dementia and is held at The Ansell Centre, Hadleigh, each Thursday. You would be employed with South Suffolk Leisure, at an hourly rate of £7.50. If you would like to come along to meet us and see how we work, we would be happy to see you. Please contact 01473 824049 for more details, an application form, or to arrange a visit

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16th May - Pip Wright A Picture History of Margaret Catchpole The story of a Suffolk adventuress & chronicler transported for stealing a horse, using paintings by Rev Cobbold. Described in the Australian Dictionary of Biography as one of the few convicts with an excellent memory and a gift for recording events. 12th June - Allan Manning - The battle of Waterloo This finally broke the dominance of Emperor Napoleon over Europe and was truly the end of an epoch. Allan has created a very large and detailed map of the battlefield and will take us through the incredible events of that fateful day on 18th June 1815. All talks will be at the Parish Room in Church Road, Little Waldingfield, commencing at 7.30 pm sharp. Please book & pay in advance to guarantee your place, as seats are limited. Booking Secretary: Diana Langford, Pitt Cottage Phone: 01787 248298 Tickets Members £2.00 Non Members £4.00


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Hadleigh & District Flower Club Hugely entertaining Debbie from Triangle Wholesalers, Martlesham demonstrated at Hadleigh Flower Club this month. A trained florist, she gave us an evening of the most glorious flowers; Delphiniums, Ranuculas, Gerberas, Roses and Double Tulips in beautiful colours, carrying us along with her entertaining talk on the wonderful flowers from all over the world that Triangle deal with. Debbie made use of many unusual containers – yes, one lucky person won Henry! Please join us next month on the 8th May at the United Reformed Church to see Morag Bennett “Home & Away” at 7.30 for more fun with flowers. All welcome.

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Can life get any more exciting? The day after I co-presented a chocolate tasting session at the Adnams shop in Hadleigh, pairing chocolates with wine (yay!) Simon and I learned how to make real pasta, bread and other delicious food items at Mark David’s Cooking Experience in Ipswich. This great chef had now invited me to do a presentation at his stall at the Hadleigh Show. Well. It would be rude not to, wouldn’t it? Here is one of the recipes we cooked, and it is delicious. So, do look out for us at the Hadleigh May Show where I for one will be sampling all the great things that East Anglia has to offer. Thank you Mark, thank you Adnams, what a lot of food for thought. SALMON AND COD PARCEL WITH LEMON AND TYME (serves about four) 500gms fresh salmon fillet, 500gms fresh cod fillet, skinned 1 lemon, 1 sprig fresh thyme, ½ jar sundried tomatoes 2 cloves crushed garlic. Prepare 6 double foil sheets by cutting out 12 squares approximately 9 inches each. Cut each fish into 6 whole pieces and divide between the 6 parcels. Top with slices of lemon, the garlic and sprigs of thyme. Season well and drizzle some white wine over each one. Finally put a knob of butter on each one, fold into parcels leaving a void for air. Bake for approximately 35 minutes at 180°C Allow the parcels to rest for 5 minutes. Open, serve with rice or vegetables and enjoy!

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Hadleigh Church welcomes Suffolk Singers Saturday June 30th at 7.30 pm in St. Mary’s Church, Hadleigh

Free Site Visits and Full Bathroom Design Service Relax and enjoy a concert of songs and music performed by this well-known Suffolk choir, led by Claire Weston, a former singer with English National Opera. Suffolk Singers will be providing an evening of music specially selected to complement the wonderful acoustics of lovely St. Mary’s Church, Hadleigh. The varied programme will comprise rousing anthems such as ‘O Radiant Dawn’ by James MacMillan; beautiful music by contemporary composers Arvo Pärt and John Hutchings; well-loved spirituals such as ‘Deep River’ as well as specially arranged ‘lighter’ pieces including ‘Love Walked In’ and ‘Spread a Little Happiness’. The concert will also include clarinet pieces played by an exceptionally talented young student, Lucas Evans. Something for everyone! Suffolk Singers has been established in Suffolk for over 25 years and has become one of the most accomplished amateur choirs in the county. They are a mixed choir of just over 30 voices whose harmony and blend as a choir goes from strength to strength. They have been winners of the Whitman Cup for the best adult choir in the Suffolk Festival and were among 10 international choirs to compete in the ‘Choir of the World’ competition at the Llangollen Eisteddfod in 2014. They regularly perform in churches and cathedrals in which their beautiful sound can resonate to full advantage. Suffolk Singers are invited annually to perform in the Lady Chapel of Ely Cathedral and were recently privileged to sing in the superb Binham Priory in North Norfolk. In May 2018 the choir is making a trip to Belgium where they will perform in the cathedrals in Ypres and Ghent as well as singing as part of the ‘Last Post Ceremony’ at the Menin Gate. The choir hosts an annual workshop which is attended by over 100 singers from across the county and is very popular; make a note in your diary for the 4th November at Woodbridge School. In the meantime, don’t miss this opportunity to hear such a special local choir. Proceeds from the concert will be helping raise funds for St Mary’s Church. Tickets for this concert are £10 and are available from: Peter Frost 01473 311240, St Mary’s Church Office, Hadleigh (10.00-12.00: M-F), The Idler Bookshop, 37 High Street, Hadleigh (01473 827752), or online at

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A little goes a long way I have recently bought myself a fitness tracker. I am fully aware that they may turn out to be just another of the fitness industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fads, but I did make the purchase in sensible decision. I have been starting on the long process of building my fitness and health back up again after chemotherapy last year but after finding myself going at things a bit hard when I felt it was a good day and leaving me unable to do anything at all for several days afterwards, it was suggested that I, â&#x20AC;&#x153;just try getting my steps in.â&#x20AC;? A mystical number has entered our society, of late: 10,000 steps a day. This is what is recommended to try and keep us in healthy condition. Like many, I was convinced that I must, surely, do this most days without thinking. As it turns out, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot harder than I thought. Like a lot of people, I can spend many hours a day at my desk working. I drive more often now that I live rurally than I did when I lived in a town, where I walked to most places. And so it is, I have found myself trying to shoe-horn in steps at the strangest of times and places: marching on the spot whilst ironing, taking things upstairs one at a time, instead of all at once, and still, I often donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make the 10,000. Despite my failing to always reach the goal on a daily basis, I do feel that it has made me more aware of my activity and it helps that the tracker gives me a nudge if I have been sitting still for too long. Old habits die hard and it really is difficult sometimes to make enough time for exercise in between work and all the home-life jobs that need doing, but like us all, I know that it is important to try. Luckily, there is some form of exercise out there to suit each of our needs. We live in a county with many lovely rural and coastal walks. There are gyms of every type imaginable, swimming pools, bike trails and any number of clubs and classes to join. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe in new-year resolutions, I think that any day can be a day to start something new, to try and make our lives a little better and healthier: a little goes a long way. I for one will continue to attempt to please my fitness tracker, but I shanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be hard on myself either if it occasionally, passively aggressively, notes my absence from its presence.

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Monks Eleigh Millennium Green Fund Raising Weekend May 12th and 13th Treasure Hunt and Wildlife Quiz The Trustees are excited to announce a weekend of activities taking place on Saturday May 12th and Sunday May 13th. There is a treasure trail through the beautiful village of Monks Eleigh. A trail sheet is available from the Village Shop or Bridge Farm Barns, you complete the trail and leave your answers where you bought the trail. On Sunday May 13th there is a Quiz night at the URC Chapel, please arrive at 7.00 pm, there will be a pay bar and Table Snacks will be served, an entrance price of ÂŁ2.50 per person and teams of around 6 per table, tickets from the shop. There will be a raffle and the winner of the treasure trail will be announced.

Whatfield Sounds of Summer After the success of this new event last year the Community Council will be repeating the winning formula on Saturday 7th July at the Village Hall hopefully also using the outside space if the weather is good! Music this year will be provided by the brilliant â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;HUGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; - Hadleighâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very own ukulele group, who will be performing a variety of classic songs, both old and new. Tickets will cost ÂŁ8.00 for adults and ÂŁ5.00 for children, to include food from the BBQ. Strawberries and cream plus Pimms will also be available, as well as the Bar being open. Put the date in your diary, tell your friends and look out for details on tickets in next monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s issue of this magazine!

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Hadleigh Stars Gymnastics Club On Saturday 3rd March we hosted a latin dance night in Capel St Mary. Over 30 people arrived ready to learn how to wiggle their hips in time with the music and Bruce Lait managed to teach us all some basic salsa and cha cha cha steps. Thanks to Bruce and everyone who attended, the money raised has been used to buy a foam training wedge. Our Easter camp was well attended with 45 gymnasts spending the morning learning new skills, playing games and generally having fun! Look out for more training camps in the Summer holidays. Hadleigh Stars Gymnastics Club has been running for almost 5 years and we are currently looking to develop the club by finding a full-time facility. Ideally, we would like a long-term lease on an industrial unit (5000-8000sqft approximately), but would consider other options. Please contact us if you feel able to help with our search. We offer classes for children aged 3+ on Thursday evenings at East Bergholt High School and Friday evenings and Saturday mornings at Hadleigh High School. For more information about Hadleigh Stars Gymnastics Club please look on our website or contact Kelly Mires on 07760 314060.



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Our last meeting Monday 9th April 2018: It has been a great start to the new year for our club, as last month we welcomed four new members. The weather was damp and dreary for our April meeting but the topic of 'sweet peas' was one to lift our spirits, everyone seems to have a soft spot for these delicate, beautifully perfumed flowers. Sweet peas have been grown in this country for over three hundred years and John Hewson shared with us his tips for successful germination - a pot of damp compost topped with a shallow layer of silver sand, pop the seed on top, cover with another layer of damp compost, cover with a sheet of perspex and water again only when the seeds come through - simple! With lots more useful tips, the main one being to make sure there is plenty of room between plants in order for them to grow well , John inspired everyone to have a go. The photo shows John with club members keen to purchase some young plants. It was a busy evening with everything on the plant sales table being snapped up, a successful raffle and a large number of entries in the daffodil competition - we hardly had time at the end for tea and biscuits! Our next get together on Monday 7th May 2018: We are out and about this month with a car share visit to Ulting Wick near Maldon, to the garden of Philippa Burrough. There are eight acres of garden to explore with plenty to offer for every season but particularly at this time of year with thousands of tulips. This is a garden new to the club and we are very much looking forward to what it has to offer. If you are interested in joining us please contact Maggie on 01473 827082 for more information.

Hadleigh Walkers A complete change of venue for May’s walk on Saturday 12th. We tried this route West of Lavenham last year in rather foul weather and had virtually no takers. This is a very pleasant walk and takes in an area where we don’t usually walk – so we’re trying again. We will meet at the car park next to the Cock Horse pub opposite Lavenham church at 0930. The walk will is about 9 miles and takes in Balsdon Hall Farm, Alder Carr, Bridge Street, Alpheton, Clapstile Farm and then the St Edmunds Way finishing up at Lavenham Church in time for a beverage at the pub at around 1300. If anyone is in need of a lift to Lavenham please email us and we will do our best to help. Everyone is welcome, including well behaved dogs. Strong shoes or preferably walking boots should be worn as the ground can be muddy and rough in places at any time of the year. As usual, route maps can be requested from the web site. For further information about these walks go to, email us at or contact Mike Keeling on 01787 210104 or 07483 887658

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Down to Earth ...with Dave By the time you read this spring should have at last arrived, by my reckoning we are running about three weeks late this year. This does not really matter as what is lost at the start of the season is made up for later on. The main problem is that everywhere is so wet and it is best not to tread on the soggy ground or grass. I try to work off paths or, when planting out on the allotment to work off old scaffold boards. The nicely chitted potatoes have been planted in rows leaving plenty of space between the rows for earthing up. As soon as any growth shows this is covered with soil. We are quite likely to get some frost and if we do then the covering of soil will protect the fresh young growth. The standard fuchsias have at last been moved out of the greenhouse to a protected spot in the garden. Now there is a bit more room in the greenhouse three cherry tomatoes have been planted in a large basket hanging from the roof, two red and one golden. As soon as the danger of any frost is past then they will be moved to a sheltered position on the back wall of the house. Hopefully they will crop as heavily as last year. Also in the greenhouse is a canvas potato sack planted up with four tubers. Any container will do, a very large pot, half a barrel, even an old compost bag with some holes punched in it. As they grow they are covered with compost until they reach the top of the container. Any compost will do, I use homemade mixed with recycled growbag compost from last year. Kept watered we should get an early crop well before the ones from the allotment. With all the rain that we have had it was not surprising that some of our pots had become a bit waterlogged. The answer was to make sure that they were standing off the ground on little feet, and in some cases it was necessary to drill up from the bottom with an electric drill and a masonry bit. This was difficult to do but it was worth it to see the water trickling out. This drastic action possibly saved losing some of the plants. Come the summer we will probably need saucers under the self same pots to keep them watered. A recent survey in the 'Which' magazine found that pelleted controlled release fertilisers are just as effective as liquid feeds and are far easier to use as they only need to be applied once per season. This may well be true, but as containers such as hanging baskets have to be watered very regularly it is surely not much of a chore to mix in some soluble feed every ten days or so. So far this year we have not seen many slugs, snails and other pests. This is possibly due to the many active birds constantly going up and down foraging amongst the shrubs etc on a very regular basis. We have bluetits, sparrows, blackbirds etc all attracted to the garden by food and water. That's all for this time, Dave

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Bildeston Waytes make Donation to HDAA The Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance would like to send our heartfelt thanks to the Bildeston Waytes who have just sent the Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance a wonderful donation of £450.00. This was a huge surprise and gratefully received. The HDAA is working hard to raise funds to employ our community activities facilitator that is supporting community groups to set up and run dementia friendly activities across our community. The money was raised at the Christmas Carol Concert, which I am told was lots of fun. A big thank you sincerely. Working together, we will become a dementia friendly community, and with wonderful people like the Bildeston Waytes the work of the Alliance will go on. If you would like to know more about becoming a dementia friend or get involved with Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance, you can email us now at

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Together Tuesday’s Easter Cream Tea Event A very enjoyable afternoon was had with over 50 people attending Together Tuesdays Easter Cream Tea Event .Alongside the scrummy scones with all the trimmings attendees were entertained with live music in the form of a Ukulele and a good old sing along with many old time favourite hits being sung. HDAA’s Activities Facilitator Jill Mason who co-ordinates Together Tuesday said “We had a very enjoyable afternoon and it is really lovely to see how well attended our community events are as it is a chance for the community to join together whilst raising the profile of Dementia to the wider community”. Together Tuesday runs on Tuesdays 2:00pm - 4:00pm and supports people in Hadleigh to live well with dementia. For more information call Jill on 07522 935179 or For a copy of the Alliance stay active and connected programme, dementia friendly business brochure or to find out more or to get involved contact the Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance at

OPENING SOON IN HADLEIGH We will be offering all classic homemade cooked foods as well as brunch and afternoon teas. We will be serving wines and beers. Outside seating to the front and the rear courtyard. The Galley at 99, High Street, Hadleigh Web: Fb: The Galley99. Twitter: The Galley@99. Instagram: thegalley99

Upbeat Heart Support Mark Murphy of Suffolk Radio was Guest Speaker at Upbeat Heart Support’s Annual Lunch recently. The lunch held at Stoke by Nayland Golf Club is the main fund raiser of the year and was attended by 140 members and raised £2000 for the charity. Members thoroughly enjoyed Mark’s talk and whilst he was there he presented a High Sherriff’s Award to the Chairman, Sylvia Baker for her work at the charity. Also Mark Murphy presents Sylvia Baker with a High Sherriff Award attending were Cardiac Nurse Kate Turner and Cardiac Exercise instructor Maureen Cooling. Mark said “What a great welcome I received from all the members who are clearly passionate about being part of Upbeat, I now know where to go if I need some help in the future”. Upbeat is a self funding Heart Support Charity run from Bury St. Edmunds and Long Melford. For further details call 01449 774333 or 01359 232678

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Brantham Annual Garage Sale 2018 Benefiting Nepal Children’s Trust and the St Elizabeth Hospice Saturday June 16th 9.30 am - 3.00 pm Open garages selling items throughout the village, look for the balloons and signs throughout Brantham the A137. Table Top Sale at Brantham Village Hall and our main table will take place outside of the village hall. Refreshments, Hotdog, hamburger, handcrafts and preserves, tombola, ice cream and much more. We need £5 minimum donation to book your garage and £7.50 for village hall table. If you would like to help in any way either on or before the date or wish to donate items for sale or for the Tombola, please contact Maya, Louise or Maggie (see contact details below). Maya: 07508 430671 Louise: 07792 236414 Maggie: 07867 546484 Facebook: Brantham Garage Sale

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On 7th April about 80 members enjoyed Harriet Rycroft’s inspirational talk on Summer Splendour, Planting Exciting Container Displays. Harriet was Head Gardener at the famous Whichford Pottery and was responsible for designing and maintaining thousands of pots, including the spectacular displays for Chelsea. She uses different sized planters, placed at different heights where necessary, to create the impression of an established garden, and a huge selection of plants, some grown on wigwams, with an interesting variety of foliage, texture and colour. Dark flowers should be grown against pale foliage to stop them disappearing, and the usual rules of right plant- right place, apply, as well as taking into account the effect of light during different times of the day. She always uses slow release fertiliser when planting up, and doesn’t approve of crocks in the base of the pot, as it allows space for slugs and ants to move in. She recommended the use of Sylvagrow - all purpose peat free compost, and finished by planting up a container, with succulents, using broken pots for support and decoration, nothing is wasted in her garden! We have now finished our series of Spring lectures and will be meeting again on the 6th October for Stephen Barstow, and his talk ‘Around the World In 80 Plants’. This will be in our new home at Chamberlin Hall in Bildeston, which we are all very pleased with! We are now beginning the summer visits with the first outing to the Stody Gardens, in Holt, on May 16th. This is in conjunction with The Suffolk Gardens Trust, and this will be by coach. We will be seeing the stunning Rhododendrons, and the famed Azalea Water Gardens, with over 2000 mature specimens. Details of the visit will be found on our website. In the meantime, we are all hoping for a change in the weather so that we can get into the garden again.

Pause for Thought There are times as we get older that it takes longer to do everyday tasks. The Bible has a lot of advice about living an interesting life; for instance there is a book written about a man named Job. In chapter 12, verse 12 it says: “Wisdom belongs to the aged, and understanding to the old.” That advice has been giving me a lot of encouraging thoughts as I have got older. Trusting in God is my way. A book of wisdom called Proverbs in the Bible says this in chapter 3 verses 5 and 6: ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.’ Jean Chisholm

Kersey Mill Newsletter The weather during the early part of the year may have had us all damp and dull but Spring is certainly in the air. For those of you who may have been out walking and enjoying the surrounding countryside you will have heard the amazing bird song along with the courtship and posturing as the breeding season commences. The two pairs of Kestrels that have successfully raised 5 broods over the years are back again for the sixth year taking up their regular positions in the orchard and on the nesting box located on the front of the mill under the Locum. Again, the cameras will be on this year so as the eggs hatch any of you that are interested can view via the Glass and Craft Studio and watch the excited chicks feed and hustle for position. The swans are back and nesting already as are the grey wagtails that seem to adorn the mill pool and river banks.

The river has been full to overflowing with areas bursting the banks. The Environment Agency returned this week to repeat the fish count on the section of river to the rear of the mill. They use a boat and electronically fish which produces an accurate count and enables a close inspection on the condition of the fish. The last fish count was in 2012, encouragingly the results this year show a significant increase in stock. There were Roach and Pike which are regularly seen, but surprisingly Chub, Tench and several Bullheads and Stone Loach were also found. Works to the undercarriage of the Hurst Frame have been completed this weekend just in time for our next open day. Spring also signals the start of the open season at Kersey Mill with numerous private and public open days where the ongoing restoration works can be seen. Mills weekend May 12th & 13th. Open Gardens June 9th. The next big Fun day is on June 17th our first ever “Dog Day” bring along a fury friend and see others in action with Woofers. Join in with some of the fun activities planned. Also, with June 17th being Father’s Day it’s a great opportunity for Dad to have an enjoyable day out with the dog! The Mill will be open for tours, children’s races & activities will be available on the day. 10am - 4pm. Come and enjoy.

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Messing about on the Water Are you ready for the annual splashdown of The Hadleigh Duck & Raft Race? This major community event in the Town's diary, on Sunday 3rd June and organised by Hadleigh Scout Group, is now entering its 11th year - getting bigger and wetter every time. The Raft racing starts at around 10.00am, culminating in the final splash-off at around 12.30. In the midst of this fun, the flotilla of multiple plastic ducks sets off over the weir battling for a place across the finish line. The Party afterwards, as per tradition, is at The George. The ducks are all in training under the guidance of Spirit Fitness who are regulars at the Scout HQ (Not real ones, plastic ones btw) and previous champions of the rafting side of the celebrations are talking the talk of this year being a classic. If you have already been, you'll need no persuasion remember 10am start at Toppesfield Bridge. If you haven't been, bring your family to one of Hadleigh's highlights. What better way to spend a Sunday in June? If you want to buy a duck - talk to a Scout or pop into the George. Hopefully a few will be left to buy on the day. If you feel the urge to enter a raft team ring the Race Secretary on 07545 545744 Duck tickets now available to buy from Avis newsagents, don’t miss out get them while you can!

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Our local charity needs urgent help in finding new grazing land with a barn and outbuildings. An urgent appeal goes out to all of our community and surrounding villages. Please look at who you know that may be able to help us, or are you in a position to help a worthy cause find a new home? We have 4 weeks left to find somewhere to relocate to with our rescued animals. The rescued animals we have left are old and need extra care as like someone would if they were sick or elderly and need the support of living in a care home. Life for all of them will be in care with me until they pass, I am determined that they will not be put to sleep or split from their animal and human friends. They have the regularity of a good daily routine, they are retired and have a social life with their friends and they have the love, medication and care they need and deserve by me, my helpers and the young people who come to us at French’s for mental health support, but to continue we are really crying out for some help finding a new home. It is very sad for us that the new owners from London have decided to come and develop on land that has housed horses for more than 30 years, it seems every other local you speak to has learned to ride at French’s Farm, it is heartbreaking for me as I have kept horses at French’s for 11 of those years and have worked hard developing a place where animals and local people get help in times of trouble. So far I have been on BBC Radio Suffolk and West Suffolk Radio, along with the news feature of East Anglia Daily Times and Suffolk Free Press. I have also had a meeting with our local MP James Cartlidge. I need help and fast as the clock is ticking, there is the land and outbuildings out there and surly someone would like their property looked after and put to good use by a worthy cause, rather than standing empty. I have approached a couple of farms where they have had empty facilities, but it seems they choose to keep them looking run down and derelict, than being brought back to life and put to good use, what a shame. If you have any spare time to offer, or advice with anything you feel might help us in these worrying times please get in touch, if you have an idea for some fund raising, donations or become a sponsor, or you feel you can do something that will help our animals in their move (which will be expensive and need all hands on deck) then again, please do get in touch with me, details below. VOLUNTEERS, SPONSORS AND FUND RAISERS NEEDED Please contact: Jann Turner 01473 833944 / 07747 755556 Email:

Kersey Summer Fayre and Great Ball Run Saturday 30th June, 12 - 4 pm at Kersey Playing field -The Glebe Please join us for a fun family day out, with a host of attractions, including; Pony rides, bouncy castle, face painting, craft stalls, plant stall, tug of War, dance display, BBQ and Bar and MORE!!

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News from The Station As I write this most of Hadleigh and indeed the County are basking in 23 degree heat and sunshine, hopefully summer is just around the corner. May is traditionally a great month for our Town with this year’s 179th HADLEIGH MAY SHOW taking place on Saturday 19th May. A day when we welcome thousands of visitors to join in the farming, crafts and livestock traditions of the county. When many people of the town both new and old meet up for the social side, enjoy the many stalls and also the fun fair, a great place for the children. I, for one, have lived here all my life and have only not attended the show on two occasions (in my life time) – it’s a great place to meet friends and I know that many families that have moved away, come back for just this day. Hadleigh SNT will again be attending both the Friday evening fun fair and the show day on Saturday. Come and say hello to us. On Friday evening we will primarily be making sure, along with a security firm, that everyone attending the Fun Fair has an enjoyable time. Parents with young children do not want to be subjected to or threatened by large groups of youths / teenagers who are drunk or cause issues on what is supposed to be a FUN family event. Anyone found to be in possession of alcohol will have it taken off them and poured away. Any underage drinkers or indeed drunken teenagers will be escorted home to their parents and maybe banned from entering the showground including the Fair for the next 48 hours. On Saturday, members of the team will be walking around, chatting to visitors and engaging with the community as a whole. We look forward to seeing you all and here is hoping that the weather is kind to us and continues to be hot and sunny. Just to cover a few other issues currently in the town. We have had a few incidents of bikes being stolen in the town, some even resprayed and painted so as to disguise the fact that they have been stolen. May I remind you all, that although on the whole we live in a nice town it is best practise to secure your bike by way of a chain or padlock when you go into any shops or pubs. Prevention is better than theft. Now that the days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer, we have noticed an increase in people/ youths using our parks. This is now a good time to remind the Town’s young people and their parents to be responsible and sensible during the evenings and forthcoming summer holidays. We hold a very strong view on Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) and we will take action against those who chose to diminish the quality of life of other residents. It also serves as a reminder that anybody over the age of 10 years can be prosecuted, and that we will still engage with a problem individual if they are under 10. We urge you all to contact us if you are a victim of ASB. Your call could be the missing link, or your information may be enough to prevent somebody else from becoming a victim. Last summer our Town was subjected to enormous ASB, we regularly had to deal with under age drunken youths who had no respect for their town, the parks, other residents and children using the parks. We will be taking a Zero Tolerance this summer, officers will be wearing body worn video cameras to record anything of any evidential value. Parents please be mindful of where your children are and what they are getting up to. Our Parks are to be enjoyed by all residents of our Town and should be a safe and fun place for everyone. Wishing you all a great May. Please feel free to contact Hadleigh SNT about any issues / ASB or anything you feel needs to be brought to our attention on the following: Email: Follow us on twitter: @HadleighPolice Police Connect: EMERGENCY: 999. NON EMERGENCY: 101 Until next time, PCSO 3173 Julia Bignall

KERSEY OPEN GARDENS Saturday 9th June 2018, 11.00 am - 4.00 pm £5.00 per adult - Children under 16 free Tickets available from participating gardens

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COURTESY CAR AVAILABLE Back row standing left to right John Chaplin, Tom Legrice, John Peet, Jimmy Moyes, Denis Wright, Paul Smith, Roger Dykes, Gordon Vincent, Bill Gant Front row left to right Sam Crick, Bob Wignall, Alan Hambling, Alan Wignall, Alan Knock, Keith Dickerson Nedging and Naugthon F.C held a reunion at the Nedging Village Hall to celebrate 50 years since winning the Lavenham Cup and Brent Eleigh Cup. Alan Wignall who played for the club for twenty years and was also secretary at the time kept all his records and was able to contact all of the players involved and after much work was able to get a display, photographs, match reports, fixture cards and scorers lists relevant to that period. Sadly on the day three players were unable to attend, but all the others came and many with their wives and a good day of memories and laughs was had by all those present. A special mention of Dennis and Chris Wright who came along from South Wales to attend while most of the others remain fairly local to Nedging. A mention also to Paul Garrod of Lavenham British Legion who allowed Alan Wignall the loan of the cup for the occasion. Not forgetting also Cheryl of Chaplin Catering who as usual did splendidly well with the food, teas etc, and if you need something like this Cheryl is brilliant. Just for the record Nedging beat Woolpit 6-0 in 1967 in the Lavenham Cup with goals from Bolton 2, Wignall 2 and Wright and Crick. In the Brent Eleigh Cup in 1969 they beat Cockfield 4-0 with goals from Hambling, Wignall, Vincent and Dykes. This was a smashing day and all the old players were pleased to attend and meet up once again to share memories and laughs about old days, the funniest being Alan Wignall missing the same penalty no less than three times. Also pleased to say, all now in their seventies but still all well. Alan Wignall



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Bures Open Gardens Bures Open Gardens is on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May 2018 from 1.00 pm to 6.00 pm when around 20 gardens will be open in the village over the two days. Two of the gardens at least could justify a visit just on their own - those at Bures Mill and at Highfields Farm. This year's event will have a dragon theme. In addition, there will be an art exhibition and sale, plant sales at various gardens, cream teas, cake stall and book stall. Refreshments in various gardens and St Mary's Church, and a pop-up restaurant on Bures Common on Sunday from 12.00 noon to 2.00 pm, weather permitting. Entry £5.00 which covers two days, accompanied under 16s free. Buy tickets from the church, from the gardens, from Bures Post Office, or please contact us on 01787 227 860. Proceeds to St Mary's Church and Essex & Herts Air Ambulance.



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If you haven't heard the news where have you been - England Netball Won Gold at the Commonwealth Games, huge achievement and a boost for the sport, since Sunday 8th April we have had a lot of emails asking about joining the club, which is great! because of this we are running a Netball taster session for ladies 16yrs + on 5th May 10am - 12noon Hadleigh High leisure Centre £5, so grab those trainers and come on down for a really fun, sociable session. Our 2 Back to Netball teams played in the Suffolk B2N festival in March held in Ipswich, there were 5 teams entered and our ladies did fab, 'Sparkling Rockets' just missed out on the final losing in the semis, all our ladies showed how much they have improved and they all had a great day. In May we have our first 2 ladies teams playing in the Colchester Summer League, this is a fun league but with a slight competitive edge, this is the first adult league the club has joined and we are really excited to see how the teams do - we choose our two team names 'Suffolk Stars' and 'Suffolk Solar' after asking for ideas on our Facebook page. Our Junior teams continue to thrive in the Colchester League, both teams had a match on March 29th, Cosmic Rockets (4th) took on KATs Kestrels (5th) Kestrels started the game very strong and Cosmic had to play catch up and unfortunately couldn't get ahead, final score 19-9 to Kestrels. Saturn Rockets (3rd) played KATs Osprey (6th) Saturn had a dominating game and showed their improvement throughout court taking the win 13-4. Cosmic POM Kloe and Saturn POM Esme. We have a mixed team taking part in the Year 7 Suffolk Tournament on 22nd April, good luck to the girls who are taking part. We are looking for girls who will be year 7 in September to join the club, if your daughter is interested please contact us! We are happy to announce Michele Bates has joined the club as a Level 1 Coach, C award Umpire and Suffolk Umpiring Mentor. Michele brings experience and passion to the club, Michele will be working with some of our ladies taking them through their umpiring Journey. FB/Twitter 'Suffolk Rockets NC'

What would you do? If an earthquake wrecked your house or a hurricane blew it away what would you do? Perhaps you have insurance to cover it or money in the bank to pay for repairs. In Haiti many people are very poor and build their own houses with what they can find. When the earthquake happened Christian Aid. working with local partners, built 700 homes to replace some of those lost. When the hurricane came some years later these houses survived. Now Christian Aid is planning to train people and give them the know how to build safe houses themselves. In Christian Aid Week you can support this work. Come to URC church 6th May at 6.30 pm where we welcome a visiting speaker who will tell you more. If a collector drops an envelope through your door please do contribute. Come for a Soup and Cake lunch at the Ansell centre on Friday 11th May at 12.0 midday or enjoy a Big Breakfast and cake stall at St Mary’s on Friday 18th from 10am or support our collectors at the Coop on 12thMay. You can’t miss them! Glenda Druce

Milden Singers Spring Concert Enjoy a mix of 60s Pop, some classic tunes plus a selection of songs from High Socety and Cabaret Friday 4th May 7 for 7.30 pm with buffet Saturday 5th May 1.30 for 2 pm with Afternoon Tea at and in aid of Milden Pavilion Both performances with licensed bar and charity raffle Tickets £6 from Pearl 01449 741876


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Get back on your bike Encouraging women of all ages to enjoy cycling Learn new skills, improve your fitness and get the most out of cycling on your own or with friends. 6 weekly sessions start 7.15 to 8.15 pm, Wednesday 6th June at Hadleigh Community Primary. All for £12.50 (including annual HCC membership)

Ofsted ‘Good’ 2018 What an exciting start to Spring for Whatfield Primary School. Ofsted came for a visit and found us to have maintained our ‘GOOD’ status. The inspector was especially impressed by the pupil’s behaviour – which was ‘exemplary’, the motivation, attitude to learning and work ethic of the pupils and the highly motivating curriculum. Parents were pleased to speak to the inspector and one commented ‘The school provides a caring and nurturing setting in which children can thrive.’ All the parents who responded to Ofsted’s online questionnaire, Parent View, would recommend the school. The school was also commended for effective safeguarding and leadership. For a look in detail at the report, please look on the Whatfield School website, or online on the Ofsted website. As a ‘gold’ Sportsmark school, people will be aware that we take sport very seriously, and enter as many competitions, tournaments and festivals as are feasible. We are happy to say that we continue to employ a specialist PE teacher with a particular interest in Gymnastics – which is thoroughly enjoyed at Whatfield School. Last month we entered two teams into the schools competition and are proud to say that the U11’s have moved through to the county finals! All of the competitors kept their composure and put in an excellent performance in front of their peers. Last term, just before the clocks changed, Whatfield School took part in their twilight walk, which was really well attended by families and pupils. During the day the children cooked some delicious soups and baked bread, so that they could be enjoyed by all. The evening ended with marshmallows being toasted over the open fire, a lovely sweet end to a beautiful evening’s walk. Whatfield School were also pleased to be involved in a wonderful arts project at the Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds. A great team of staff and pupils spent time creating an art work entitled ‘Light and Shadows’ from recycled items. The results were spectacular as the pieces were hung with those from other church schools for the Cathedral’s ‘Inspire’ exhibition. We also made use of the work in St Margaret’s church for our Easter service in March. Of course we have also been celebrating the very good news that we are now in a formal Federation with Bildeston Primary School. As Headteacher across both schools, which are both graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted, I am very proud of both, and look forward to the many ways we can enrich pupil’s learning and achievement as we continue to work together. We never let being small put a limit on what we can do. As we say about Whatfield CEVCP School, small is beautiful! We always have lots of exciting activities to look forward to, and as always, if you would like to visit us and have a look round our lovely school you are very welcome. Please telephone 01473 823 309 or email admin@whatfield.suffolk.sch.ukto make an arrangement to meet us. Lynne Golding, Headteacher

Find out more at our FREE cycle check session at the Primary School on 30th May at 7.15 pm or contact: or 07738 686517 @HadleighCyclingClub

Violet’s Time for Tea Start the May Bank Holiday weekend in style! Saturday 5th May 2018 2.30 - 4.30 pm, Whatfield Village Hall £4.00 for tea/coffee (as much as you can drink) and a plate of home-made sandwiches, scones and cakes £2.00 for Under 12s with unlimited squash included Plant, Bric-a-Brac and Book Stalls. Raffle Please bring donations on day after 11.30 am Profits to go towards Over 60s Xmas Lunch


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Newton Green will be one of the golf clubs across Suffolk promoting a special free taster day aimed at bringing ladies of all ages into the activity. Promoted via the Suffolk Ladies’ County Golf Association, the day is aimed at offering fresh air, friendship, fitness and fun. More than a dozen clubs across the county are taking part in the event on Wednesday, May 16, with sessions throughout the day and early evening to give both working and non-working ladies the chance to attend. The tasting experience will include meeting and greeting by playing members, and receiving basic tips from the club’s professional staff. Every participant will have the chance of playing at least one hole, whether it be on the club’s short course or at least one of the main holes. All equipment will be provided. Once players have had a chance to try their hands at swinging a club and being assessed for their skills, they will take refreshments with members able to offer guidance and support on their journey into golf. After taking part in a session, participants will be offered exclusive coaching and other packages to help get them started in the sport. Lizzie Johnson, women’s captain, commented: “Our ladies’ section has been exceptionally successful in recent years. We have managed to achieve this with an inclusive and happy atmosphere across the whole section.“At the same time, we welcome the involvement of Suffolk so we can move forward in tandem to bring even more ladies of all ages into the sport.” Sessions will commence at 10.30 am, 1.30 pm and 6.30 pm, and bookings should be made through the professional’s shop on 01787 313215



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Hole in one! Diana Harris Vice Captain had a Hole in one on the Gainsborough 7th using her favourite 7 wood, it was a lovely shot, one bounce and in the hole! She was playing a friendly game with two New Members who she was merrily relaying a story of a lady who had got a hole in one with her in a previous competition on that hole, not aware that she was about to do the same! Daily Mail Foursomes Win Stoke by Nayland Ladies Mandy Byham and Lesley Hitchcock won 1up on the second round of their Daily Mail Foursomes against two Ladies from Fynn Valley Golf Club. The Stoke Ladies were giving 4 shots to the Fynn Valley ladies in this closely fought game. Stoke were 3 holes up on the 10th hole but then lost the next three holes on the trot to go all square. They won on the 14th then lost it again on the 16th, won the 17 and halved the 18th winning the game 1up.

Hadleigh Hares Once again Hadleigh Hares are organising a 9 week beginners’ running course this spring. Starting on Monday 23 April at 7pm from the Hadleigh Pool the course builds up gradually and aims to take you from “couch to 5k” with a mixture of walking and running. If you fancy giving running a go and would like some company and motivation along your journey or if you've let your running drop, why not take this chance to kick start it again for the summer? If you can comfortably walk for 45 minutes then you are good to go! The course costs £16 and you can sign up by e-mailing Why not give it a go – even if you may have missed the first couple of weeks…. It’s never too late to start! Last month the weather continued to cause problems with the latest cold snap causing the Stowmarket Half Marathon to be cancelled due to icy conditions. Several Hares had expected to race but safety considerations took precedence leaving a lot of disappointed runners. Happily however, the Colchester Half went ahead as planned on 25th March and the Club was well represented with five runners, Karl Feagan, Shaun North, John Turnbull, Joanne Abbott and Joanne Sargent taking part. First back was Karl Feagan who finished just a few seconds ahead of Shaun in 1:30:03. Good Friday’s traditional 5 mile Sudbury Fun Run as usual attracted lots of Hares with no less than 13 joining the fun. As is now usual, John Scaife ran a great race finishing 3rd overall in 28:30 which works out at a blistering pace of 5 minutes, 42 seconds per mile. Well done John – a great effort – and well done to the other 12 Hares all of whom gave effort and commitment to come home with good results over what is a deceptively tricky course. The marathon season is now set to get under way in earnest. So far we have been ably represented by Kitty Rigby at Manchester who ran a strong 4:03:35 and we are looking forward to Brighton and London marathons over the next couple of weeks. Good luck to everyone who is taking part in either (or even both) of those. To round off the Cross Country season, our Captain, John Scaife has prepared a few words: “Our Junior Hares have had an excellent season in the 53-12 league. Despite having a younger aged team than most clubs our Juniors finished 6th overall which is their highest ever place. For the seniors, It required a huge turnout from both Springfield and Gt Bentley, clubs much bigger than Hadleigh, to send us to back to Pool B on the final day of the season. A couple of injuries to key members is the only reason we are returning to Pool B and we are aiming to return to the top division next season. At the Suffolk Cross Country Championships in January we had two ladies in the top 10 and our ladies team finished 3rd overall. The male team finished 5th out of 19 teams. From the Suffolk Championships 4 runners (Caitlin Fosker, Elisa Bostock, Dan Widdowson & John Scaife) were selected for the Suffolk squad and ran at the Inter Counties Cross Country race in Loughborough.” And finally…. It’s always nice to see the Club vest given an airing in exotic locations. Last month Dan and Santel Widdowson were in Cape Town where they took part in the 2 Oceans running festival which calls itself ‘The World’s Most Beautiful Marathon’. Dan took part in the 56K (34.8 mile) Ultra Marathon, finishing in 4:43:59 whilst Santel ran the Half Marathon in 2:05:28. Hadleigh Hares are a friendly local athletics club catering for all levels and abilities from beginners to marathoners and Ironman triathletes. It is a fun and friendly way of getting or keeping fit. If you fancy coming along and joining in at whatever level please contact us at or via Facebook. There is a beginners/improvers session every Monday evening at 7pm meeting at Hadleigh Pool, and we run a session for ladies only as well as more advanced running, and mixed ability swimming and cycling sessions throughout the week with our qualified coaches.

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Rats • Mice • Squirrels • Rabbits • Moles • Birds • Wasps Hornets • Bees • Flies/Cluster Flies • Ants • Fleas • Bed Bugs Cockroaches • Moth • Carpet Beetles

Professional Brush & Vacuum Sweep All Chimneys and Liners Swept • Smoke Test as Standard Fully Insured and Certificate Issued • CCTV Inspections Bird Guards and Cowls Fitted • Nest Removal

General Pest Control Work, Regular Service Contracts Free Advice & Quotes, Fast Response Insured and RSPH Qualified, Over 10 years experience Domestic, Commercial & Agricultural

Stove Maintenance, replace rope on doors, glass replaced and fire bricks

Tel: 01473 313069 Mob: 07593 566567

Member of the Institute of Chimney Sweeps

Let us do the dirty work! Septic Tank Emptying Drain Clearance 

Covering Suffolk & Essex

A.K. Services 01473 822694 07891 341645 No Job Too Small!

COMMAND PEST CONTROL Quality without compromise since 1986

A friendly and efficient service at competitive rates • Rats, Mice, Rabbits, Moles & Squirrels • Bird control and proofing • Flies, Wasps, Ants, Hornets • Fleas and Biting Insects • Routine Service Contracts • Flykillers, Fly Screens and strip curtains • Woodworm/Death Watch Beetle - 30 year guarantee Head Office: Command House, Preston St Mary, Sudbury, Suffolk

TEL 01787 248049

elmsett storshops We offer clean, secure, easy access storage from £50/month and workshop options from £75-£400/month  Access all hours  24 hour CCTV & Security Barrier  Flood Lighting  Parking available adjacent to unit Gate Farm, Elmsett Tel: 01473 822162 M: 07767 290 469

JACOBS LADDER - plastering and decorating -

Tel: Chris 01473 805792 Mobile: 07919 287656

Garden Worx The Complete Garden Service

 Landscaping  Fencing  Turfing  Tree Work  Hedge Cutting  Garden Maintenance & Clearance  Children’s Play Areas

Free quotations and advice Tel. 01473 823887  Mob. 07709 876665


TEL 01473 712703 ~ MOBILE 07733 420611 Email


Put the sparkle back into your oven with a call to your local Ovenclean specialist

Single and Double Ovens • Agas and Ranges Grills, Hobs & Extractors • Microwaves • BBQs Call your local Ovenclean Specialist for a quick quote on: Mob: 07824 159800 Email: Prices starting from £49 Using advanced equipment and customised products that will quickly remove all grease, fat and burnt on carbon deposits. No fumes, no mess, no bother, just perfect results every time!



Hadleigh Based Re-skimming • Dry-lining Patch Repairs Rendering • Lime Plastering Painting and Decorating Coving


Contact Daniel Jacobs 07505 737784 38

Lister Countryside Services

Telephone Community News on 01473 823366


All jobs welcome large or small

For a free quote or advice please contact Office 01787 248227 Mobile 07984 499971 07966 678704 email:


TV & Audio Solutions (Formerly BV Hicks Ltd)

Are you having trouble setting up or operating your TV / Audio or DVD? Has your equipment stopped working? Does your TV need a re-tune?

Help is at hand - Call Toby Hicks 01449 741056 / 07968 686035 New Domestic appliances & TV products supplied Accountants / Financial Services Thompson Financial Consulting 01473 828973 Walter Wright ............................01473 822143 GKM Financial Services .............01473 828280 Aaron Clarke ..............................01473 657763 Butchers Jolly Meat Company ..................01473 810119 Andrews Butchers .....................01473 287720 Builders / Property Maintenance C.A. Builders..............................01473 824404 D. R. Payne ...............................07989 243127 Simon Farthing ..........................07823 333451 T.J. Griggs .................................01473 824315 G.C. Property.............................01473 823559 Grass To Glass...........................01473 828269 Cooper & Kelling Builders .........07966 678704 GMH Builders ............................07807 217623 Deepflow Guttering....................01473 879448 Philip Eden Builder ....................01473 832407 Tony Faulkner ............................01473 822122 Eastern Heritage Restoration .....01473 805440 Cru Contractors .........................07496 901704 Cards, Gifts, Stationery Keith Avis ..................................01473 823131 Carpets / Flooring A.J. Carpets ...............................01473 822240 Hadleigh Carpet Care .................01473 396706 Clean-Right Carpet Cleaning......07789 425587 Car Sales, Servicing, Repairs & Valet Ainger Holbrow .........................01473 823286 L.S. Eaves..................................01206 262123 Suffolk Rural Enterprises...........01473 652232 Complete Car Services ..............01473 828991 Hadleigh Tyre Group..................01473 827827 Paul Wilding ..............................01473 827272 Eurospeed Tyre and Garage.......01473 823172 S. T. Services Simon Tydeman ..07783 033401 Crockatt Garage.........................01473 824342 Scuffs & Scrapes.......................01473 824909 Chimney Sweep / Fireplace Services TL Chimneys .............................07733 420611 Capel Chimney Sweep ...............01473 313069 Clothes Labels to Love ...........................07889 773593 ZOR Boutique ............................07969 525859 Cleaners Mulberry Maids .........................01473 827338 Cycle Repair Pedal House ..............................01473 828129 Sunny Day Cycleworks ..............01473 806391 Doors, Windows & Blinds Andy Grimsey................................01473 823584 Tim Allen Windows........................01473 827086 Hadleigh Glass ..............................01473 822415 Surefix...........................................01473 827004

Your local business


Specialist with 40yrs experience • Flat Roofing including re-decking

Have your company listed for £6.25 + VAT per month (Minimum insertion 4 months) and reach 18900 local homes and businesses

• Guttering, Fascias, Soffits and Bargeboards uPVC

For more information call Matt on 01473 823366

Call Brian today for a free quote

A&B Glass ....................................0800 077 3996 SEH BAC........................................0808 1592846 Paul James Blinds ........................0800 030 6038 Ventanilla Blinds..01787 313677 / 07966 371963 Electrical Goods and Supplies Hadleigh Lighting & Electrical .......01473 829222 Hicks TV & Audio Solutions ..........01449 741056 Electricians CC Electrical ..................................07891 723712 S Cowle Electrical..........................01473 823179 Andrade Electrical..........................07977 279970 David Lavender..............................01473 829753 Estate Agents Frost & Partners............................01473 823456 ByChoice .......................................01473 828280 Palmer & Partners.........................01787 242540 Hunters Exclusive..........................01473 828121 Pearce Properties Online ...............01473 810169 Florists The Flower Shop Kersey Mill .........01473 805156 Funeral Services Hunnaball ......................................01473 748808 R. Gwinnell....................................01473 824440 W. A. Deacon.................................01787 247389 Collins & Curtis Masonry ..............01473 250932 Garden Machinery Repair W. J. Green....................................01473 823839 Steve Blake....................................07813 814623 Garden Services 4 Life Landscapes .........................01473 828117 Grass To Glass ..............................01473 828269 T. J. Griggs ....................................01473 824315 The Landscaper .............................01473 824107 Leeks Landscapes .........................07741 448208 Garden Worx .................................01473 823887 Cavendish Landscapes ..................07842 882272 Hair and Beauty Hadleigh Hairloom.........................01473 822191 French Complexion........................01473 828805 Hardware M. W. Partridge ..............01473 824183 / 822333 Health and Fitness Hadleigh Boxford Practice .............01473 822961 Hadleigh Dental Surgery................01473 823092 Hearing Care Centre ......................08000 962637 Looking-Glass Dental Practice.......01473 823003 Sally Mowles Foot Health Care ......01473 822902 Hadleigh Osteopaths .....................01473 828585 Hadleigh Physiotherapy.................01473 810185 Backs to The Future.......................07818 420029 Maggie Thurlow Hypnotherapist ..01473 829729 Hadleigh Acupuncture ...................07717 314961 Health By Design ...........................01473 829025 Claire Jacobs .................................07004 440141 Holiday Lets Toppesfield Cottages .................01473 829129


Stacey’s Felt Roofing


All types of power tool repairs/electrical testing & servicing


• Pitched Roof & Chimney Repairs

Home Design / Services Les Hymas Upholsterer .............01473 829337 Energy on Tap............................07780 975787 S. T. Stoneworks........................01787 464016 I.T. and Computer Services Home Computer Services..........01473 829552 Kitchens Howdens ...................................01787 376576 Locksmith T.J. Griggs .................................07850 630389 Mortgage & Protection Advice SHK Finance ..............................07538 477590 Mobility Services Hadleigh Mobility Centre ...........01473 823235 Newsagents Keith Avis ..................................01473 823131 Nursing & Care Services Laxfield House............01787 247340 / 247495 Hadleigh Hall Nursing Home .....01473 851995 Runwood Homes.......................01473 829103 Opticians D. J. Dunstone...........................01473 823755 Painting & Decorating Simon Farthing ..........................07823 333451 Eleanor May Painter & Decorator .01449 740526 The Paint Saint JLM ..................07917 877694 Andrew Beardmore....................07852 388005 Pest Control Vermoush Pest Control .............07805 999544 Lister Countryside Services.......01473 805792 Command Pest Control .............01787 248049 Pets April Cottage Cattery..................01787 247302 Picture Framing Framestore ................................01473 822334 Plant Hire Hadleigh Hirebase .....................01473 828509 Plumbing & Heating Gallagher ...................................01473 828806 Seager Home Solutions .............01473 824884 Plumbmate ................................01473 810088 Roundhouse Plumbing ..............07939 082630 Heatsave Heating Solutions .......01473 822775 Spear .........................................01473 829863 Buddha ......................................07710 081745 Allpress Plumbing & Heating.....01473 828004 GJ Watts....................................01473 829644 I.D. Plumbing & Heating............07557 733244 Burnerserve...............................01787 247540 Printers Keith Avis Printers .....................01473 823366 Pubs, Restaurants, Food & Drink Hintlesham Golf Club.................01473 652761 The Kings Head Hadleigh...........01473 828855 The George Hintlesham .............01473 652408 The Ram ....................................01473 822880 The Swan Monks Eleigh ............01449 763163

Mobile: 07860 775509 The Greyhound Lavenham.........01787 249558 Brewers Arms............................01787 210441 Hadleigh Fast Food ....................01473 824736 Copper Kettle.............................01473 827001 Royal Bengal .............................01473 823744 Security Guytec CCTV .............................01473 652165 Abacus ......................................01473 824601 Septic Tank Emptying A.K. Services .............................01473 822694 Shops Hollowtrees ...............................01449 741247 Bridge Farm Barns.....................01449 740456 Skip / Waste Removal G. Leeks Skip Hire .....................01473 824256 Solicitors / Wills Gibbons Solicitors .....................01473 822488 Bates Wells & Braithwaite..........01473 219282 Gotelees ....................................01473 822102 The Will Business ......................01206 263420 Holmes & Hills ..........................01787 275275 Sports & Hobbies Hintlesham Golf Club.................01473 652761 Stoke by Nayland Club...............01206 265818 Snowys Bait & Tackle ................07766 140624 Joes Golf ..................................01787 374 807 Storage Elmsett Storshops .....................01473 822162 Surveyors MS Surveys ...............................01473 249020 Taxi Beaumont Cars ..........................01473 827096 Town & Country Cars ................01473 828999 Voyager Travel ...........................01473 828102 Hadleigh Private Hire .................01473 829700 A&L Private Hire........................01473 356277 Travel Beestons ....................01473 212521 / 823243 Travel 2000................................01206 394433 Travel Stop ................................01473 828728 Tree Surgeons Garden Worx .............................01473 823887 Oakdene Tree Services...............01473 652117 Veterinary Surgeons Highcliff Veterinary Practice ......01473 822704 Central Veterinary Services........01473 555000 Water Softeners Patmore.....................................01473 713600 Brett Valley Installations ............01206 337316 Weight Loss & Fitness Cambridge Diet Val Lord............01449 737113 Window Cleaner C&D Services ............................01473 828626

The Local Community News

Editor: Kelvin Avis 01473 823366 To place an advert: Matt Barber 01473 823366 Mobile: 07799 313838

The Village Edition is produced by Avis Newsprint Ltd, 68 High Street, Hadleigh, Ipswich IP7 5EF. Tel: 01473 823366.

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Great Finborough 2 bedrooms £850 pcm

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The Village Edition, May 2018  

The Village Edition, May 2018

The Village Edition, May 2018  

The Village Edition, May 2018