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The Local Community News

September 2019


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The Four Old Men of Hadleigh tell their story for the Community Four local men from Hadleigh - Jim Sephton, Jimmy Wilding, Anthony Foster and Richard Groom, affectionately known as the ‘Four Old Men of Hadleigh’, recently completed the gruelling 192-mile Coast to Coast walk across England, in aid of Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance. The walk took them from St Bees on the Cumbrian coast to Robin Hood's Bay on the North Yorkshire coast, passing through the National Parks of the Lake District, Pennines, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors. Their story was followed by many local people and now they are inviting the community to join them for an evening of celebration and to hear their stories, including the challenges they faced and the fun they had. They would like to enjoy a glass of wine with as many local people as possible to celebrate and thank 'the amazing community’ that supported them so well during their adventure. The event is free of charge and will take place at St Mary’s Church, Hadleigh on Friday 6th September 2019 at 7pm. Tickets are available from St Mary’s Church, Hadleigh Pool & Leisure and The Thrift Shop.

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‘From Field to Fork’ Awesome Artwork at the Hadleigh Show Children from Hadleigh and surrounding villages had a great time learning about the wide range of Suffolk produce as they prepared art work for the Hadleigh Show in May. This year children were asked to explore how the ingredients for your Sunday lunch can all be grown or reared right here in Suffolk, right down to the mint sauce, and the strawberries for pudding! Winning entries to the three competitions included a giant plate of roast dinner, made by children in Reception classes at St. Mary's, a fantastic 3D model bee hive by Key Stage one children at Hadleigh Community Primary, and a wonderful market stall covered with tasty looking Beaumont Primary Schools produce by Beaumont Primary's Key prize winning veg stall Stage two classes. Every piece of art work produced this year was outstanding and the judges, local teacher and Head teacher, Stella Van der Gucht and Andrew MacDonald, had a tricky time deciding how to award the rosettes! Congratulations to Beaumont and St. Mary's who this year jointly share the winner’s trophy, kindly donated by Hollow Trees Farm, with an equal number of points overall. Hadleigh Farmers Agricultural Association also help children learning about agriculture through a partnership with Hollow Trees Farm who host excellent education days for local schools every summer. If you would like more information about taking part in our school activities please contact us


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Chris Corder It has been 10 years this month since Chris, now 52, was knocked down and seriously injured. Sadly there has not been a lot of progress, he has not spoken since that fateful day, he cannot eat, drink or do anything for himself and relies on 24 hour care at Sue Ryder Nursing Home in Ipswich, for which the whole family are extremely grateful. We have had ‘highs’ and a lot of ‘lows’ over this time, the highs being that he is still with us and we celebrated his 50th birthday, with family and friends at Sue Ryder. The lows have been pneumonia several times, sepsis, lots of A&E and hospital moments, all of which we took turns to sit with him wondering if he would make it through the night - but he did, because Chris is a fighter and strong man. Chris communicates by making noises - luckily for us he is very calm and can hear and see everyone, following with his eyes and responding to us being with him. He also listens to music and seems content watching TV. I admire my mum and dad who have spent 10 years visiting Chris, day in, day out - they are amazing people. On behalf of myself and my sisters, I would like to say a big thankyou to everyone in Hadleigh who continue to ask how Chris is, people are very kind and it is lovely that he is thought of and not forgotten. Jennie Corder

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The perfect introduction... Sun-kissed islands where life moves deliciously slowly, sweet calypso rhythms ďŹ ll the air and sugar-soft beaches invite indulgent relaxation. Join us: Meet with experts from award-winning specialists in luxury, tailor-made holidays Carrier and Blue Waters & The Cove Suites, Antigua for inspirational advice and assistance with planning your perfect Caribbean escape. When? Saturday 7th September 2019 ~ 10:15am & 1145am Where? Travelstop, 57 High Street, Hadleigh, Ipswich, IP7 5DY Reserve Your Place: Call 01473 828728 Email Spaces are limited

Italy offers visitors a wonderful mix of ancient history, modern cities and stunning landscapes. With a rich heritage spanning thousands of years, spectacular architecture, sun-kissed coastlines, exquisite food and high end shopping, it’s easy to see why it’s such a popular holiday destination. There is so much to explore with mountain retreats in the Alps & Dolomites, the northern lakes including Garda & Como and the iconic cities of Rome & Venice plus everything in between. Meet Chelcie from Azure to hear more about this fascinating destination. Presentations on the 12th October at 10.15am & 11.45am at Travel Stop, 57 High Street, Hadleigh. To reserve your place email or call 01473 828728


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The Porch Project was started in 2009 and engages with local young people between the ages of 11 and 20 years. The charity aims to support young peoplesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; physical, mental, social, and educational well-being. The project currently engages with over 700 young people in Hadleigh and the surrounding areas through its social activities, learning and support programmes, school visits and street work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The continued support from Gotelee helps us to provide a youth worker with particular expertise working with teenage girls. Kayleigh Diss has been at the Porch Project since early 2018 and has progressed to senior youth worker. She has helped many of our young people, providing much needed support and guidance.â&#x20AC;? commented Judith Hermite, Trustee & Treasurer. Most recently the Porch Project team came into the Gotelee office in Church Street, Hadleigh to give the team an update on current activity and plans for the future. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are keen to be involved and show a commitment, not just in financial terms, but also understanding how our involvement benefits the young people directly. This is a charity doing great work investing in the next generation of the town. Congratulations to the Porch Project on their 10th anniversary, a great achievement,â&#x20AC;? added Charles Rowett, Chief Executive Officer at Gotelee. For more information about the Porch Project visit Meet the Gotelee team at

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A Sidecar Named Despair! By Pat Whymark & Julian Harries Touring East Anglia â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 13th September to 26th October 2019 Take a ride up the comedy freeway with a tale of mobsters, missing gems and a mashed-up motorbike. Dickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quiet suburban life is shattered when his brother Julian returns suddenly from The States, for â&#x20AC;&#x153;healthâ&#x20AC;? reasons. But his shady American â&#x20AC;&#x153;associatesâ&#x20AC;? have unfinished business with him, putting both their health at risk. Their dadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s old motorbike and sidecar, which Dick has been restoring, might come in handy as their getaway vehicle! Following our acclaimed 2018 touring production of The Mariner, we present a black comedy (with original music by Pat Whymark) starring Julian and Dick Mainwaring - reprising the characters they created for Common Ground's 2013 comedy, Stuff In The Attic (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pat Whymarkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest play is very funny indeedâ&#x20AC;? East Anglian Daily Times, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Good music and plenty of well-judged comic touchesâ&#x20AC;? In Suffolk, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Moments of pure farce alternate with real conflictâ&#x20AC;? Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on Stage). Expect "The Odd Couple" versus the Mob! Running time - 2 hours (including interval). Suitable for ages 10+ Polstead Village Hall (CO6 5AL) on Saturday 12th October, 7.30pm Adults ÂŁ10. 21 yrs & under/unwaged ÂŁ7 07807 341364 /


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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;What a Load of Rubbish!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; This is a new monthly column about Environmental matters that concern us all in Suffolk

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be foolish, take your doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advice: Smoke a fresh cigarette.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; This advert from the 1930s encouraged people to take up one of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deadliest consumer habits. Soon cigarettes were called â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;coffin nailsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Can the same be said of plastic products? Mass production of plastic in the 1940s was viewed as a miracle that was going to change lives. In many wonderful and terrible ways, it has changed our planet forever. Plastic has led to innovations in medical equipment, building materials, transport, clothing and food technology. Can we imagine our lives without it? Slowly but surely, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve become addicted to a colourful, cheap, practical but deadly material, which was made to last forever! And thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the problem: we produce more than 300 million tons of plastic every year and about half of it is used once then thrown away. Yes, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard it before: overuse and misuse of plastic is now causing damage to our overheating climate, the air we breathe, the land it fills, the food we eat, and the natural world that we are part of, that we depend on and that we love. Suffolk Wildlife Trust reports that each day animals get fatally injured by plastic litter. Hedgehogs, officially Britainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favourite wild animals, are vital to our Suffolk ecosystem as they eat the pests that damage crops. However, the UK hedgehog population has plunged from 30 million to 1 million in the last ten years, partly due to habitat loss, climate change, and slug pellets. Even more get caught in discarded plastic can holders, netting, crisp packets, lids, cups and elastic bands, tossed or blown away from bins or landfill sites. Let me leave you with another image nobody wants to see: in 2019, on the hottest day of the year ever recorded in the UK, we saw children paddling in seas of floating plastic rubbish. This rubbish wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t brought in by the tide, but chucked away on beaches on that single day. And even our carefully recycled plastics can still end up in the sea only to wash up on our Suffolk beaches. What can you, the good people of Suffolk, do collectively and individually to Reject, as well as Reduce, Reuse and Recycle plastics? Tell us what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing to help the Environment and you could be our â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Eco Hero of the Monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: send your replies to C. McKissock at

Lavenham Airfield Walks Interested in the US Army Air Forceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s presence in East Anglia in WWII? Then spend a morning walking in the steps of the Mighty Eighthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 487th Bomb Group on Lavenham Airfield. You will be accompanied by guides who will take you to areas not usually accessible to the public, whilst painting a picture of operational life on the base in WWII and how the airfield will forever be associated with the creation of the film â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Twelve Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Clock Highâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. The walks take place on the second Sunday of September from 10.00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1.30. Places are limited so booking is essential. Adult tickets cost £10, under 16s £5 (sorry no dogs) and can be booked in person at Lavenham Blue Vintage Tea Rooms in Lavenham or by telephone on 01787-248295. All proceeds go towards the construction of a memorial to those 487th Bomb Group personnel who lost their lives whilst serving at Lavenham Airfield.

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Hadleighâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Hair Lounge unveiled its newly refurbished salon and branding with a launch party and charity raffle supporting Suffolk Mind on Friday 26th July for staff and clients. The busy salon was closed for just over a week to complete the refurbishment of the ground floor and owner, Lisa Ashford, known as Lee to her clients, was delighted to show off the new fixtures and fittings to her team and to clients. Lisa has worked in the hairdressing industry for over 30 years and moved to the Hadleigh-based salon in 2007 as manager. Following an opportunity to purchase the business, Lisa became the proud owner in 2013 and this year felt that the time was right to give the salon a new identity to match the many boutique shops and restaurants that line Hadleigh High Street. Lisa commented; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our clients are at the heart of our business and many can spend a long time in the salon having hair treatments so I feel that it is important to provide the best environment that I can â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for them and for my staff.â&#x20AC;? The new look and feel of the salon demonstrate Lisaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commitment to using sustainable fixtures and fittings and includes eco-friendly flooring, new wash units with eco shower heads and styling chairs composed of entirely recycled materials. The introduction of a number of plants also gives the modern salon a relaxed and natural environment for clients. Lisa recently changed the products used and sold in the salon to the Davines range of sustainable products that use naturally derived ingredients, are generated with renewable energy and packaged to minimise their environmental impact, all inspired by the ideal of Sustainable Beauty. Davines are a certified B Corporation, which means they meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance. Lisa commented; â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am passionate about sustainability and environmental concerns and feel it is important to not only practice these values at home but also in my business. So, wherever possible I use sustainable and environmentally friendly products, such as biodegradable capes and even the sparkling water I offer to clients I buy in glass bottles.â&#x20AC;? A brand new logo has also been created for The Hair Lounge, reflecting a softer and more modern image to support the salonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boutique styling and professional approach. This branding is being implemented across the business, including the website. Suffolk-based builders, Healey Building & Maintenance, led the salon refurbishment and as well as being an exciting time for Lisa and her team to see the salon evolve so quickly, it was quite a challenge to deliver the completed project ready for reopening in just over a week. Lisa said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We knew we were setting Healey Building & Maintenance quite a challenge when we asked for the refurbishment to be completed so quickly. Testament to their commitment to meeting their customersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; needs, though, we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss a single appointment and our sustainable new look and approach means weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re already attracting new clients through our freshly painted doors.â&#x20AC;? The Hair Lounge is now looking for a new apprentice to join its growing team. Tel: 01473 829089 Email:

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KERSEY HARVEST FLOWER FESTIVAL Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th October 10 am - 5 pm Over the weekend St Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church will host Kerseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flower festival, arranged to coincide with harvest time. St Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is a Grade 1 listed Parish Church, entrenched in history and set in medieval surroundings. Come and be amazed by this historic village and church adorned in floral tributes worthy of its beauty. ADMISSION FREE, DONATIONS WELCOME Refreshments and light lunches can be purchased in the church. Proceeds to Friends of St Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kersey and Kersey Projects

Inspire – Breathing training for Sports Performance Breathing training is the missing link in your sports performance Earlier this year we became the only clinic in the region to offer respiratory training for improved exercise performance. Since the launch, our respiratory specialist Sarah Fowler has been working with some of the region’s top athletes including GB 50km and three times Brighton Marathon winner Helen Davies. She said ‘using Sarah’s inspire breathing training, I am so impressed by the improvements. For anyone thinking they are struggling or athletes wanting to make those marginal gains I highly recommend seeing Sarah’. Breathing training is not just for the professionals. According to USA Olympic triathlon coach Trevor Grey ‘all athletes, at all levels, in all sports should use this type of training’. If you’re into sport, specialist breathing training will: • Increase your power; • Improve your efficiency; • Lead to better performance. Whatever you’re in to…. Running, Swimming, Cycling, Football, Triathlon…. our individually prescribed Respiratory training can help you meet your goals. Combining the expertise of our Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist Sarah Fowler, with a state-of-the-art inspiratory muscle training system we will maximise your sporting performance. Our approach is scientific, and the improvements are measurable. Discover the training ‘secret weapon’ that elite athletes already know! For further information please do not hesitate to contact the practice on 01473 810185 and follow Sarah on Facebook (Sarah Fowler Respiratory Physiotherapy), Twitter (@inspirebreath) and Instagram (sarah_fowler_resp_physio)

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I believe that our very special part of the world has the basis for a brilliant tourism offer and every upwards tick in local visitor numbers adds to the positive prospects of our small business owners, who depend so heavily upon traditional trade through their doors rather than clicks in a virtual domain. Tourism is worth about £2bn to the Suffolk economy and in 2017 nearly 250,000 people were employed by hospitality businesses in our region. I would also add anecdotally from my experience of enjoying our various pubs and restaurants that the hospitality sector offers a key chance for young people to sample employment for the first time, even if many then go on to careers in other sectors. As such, as the Chair of the South Suffolk Taskforce, I have made one of our workstreams the visitor economy and the industries that it supports. In particular, we have focused on what we can do to make more of our unique cultural offer, with my constituency containing rich, rare links to two of our most famous painters: Gainsborough and Constable. Certainly, there is much to be positive about. On the Shotley Peninsula, the tourism action group is creating exciting events that have drawn more visitors to the area, in particular celebrating the association with Arthur Ransome’s ‘Swallows and Amazons’ adventures. At Flatford, the real-life scene of Constable’s world famous ‘Hay Wain’ painting, the National Trust have recently purchased the last privately-owned property in the hamlet. In Hadleigh, Benton End House, once the home of Sir Cedric Morris - who opened the East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing - has been purchased with the view of opening it to the public and artists. Artists who have previously studied at the property include Maggi Hambling, Joan Warburton and Bettina Shaw-Lawrence. Finally, there is the planned redevelopment of Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury which will create an impressive new gallery and act as a national cultural centre. My first ever Prime Minister’s Question to Theresa May celebrated this ambitious project and I hope it will help to crystallise a resurgent local tourism sector, boosting vital footfall in our shops.



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Apologies for this being so overdue! Many thanks to everyone that came along to the Polstead Dog Show on June 8th. Despite the torrential rain in the morning the weather turned fine just in time for registration and 50 dogs - and owners! - came along for a fun afternoon. Thank you to Deborah and Michael at The Cock Inn Polstead for sponsoring this event, Alan Riddleston for providing parking, Tracey Ennew for doing the registration, Nikki Fosker and family for helping set up, run and pack everything away. Also Rita at Morrisons for helping advertise, our judges Chris Mills and Steve Scott and our stewards Sue Scott and Brooke Day. We raised £320 and this was divided between two animal charities - Sesaw in Leavenheath and Helen’s House of Hope in Bulgaria. An additional £20 was raised for Scottie Rescue from the sale of keyrings . Thanks again to everyone who came along to support. Best in Show was won by Archie the dalmation and reserve was George the Staffordshire bull terrier. Well done to both of them! Julie Richards

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Ipswich Building Society shows support for The Shelley Centre for Therapeutic Riding The Hadleigh branch of Ipswich Building Society recently presented a cheque for £2457.46 to The Shelley Centre for Therapeutic Riding, its chosen branch charity, as part of the Society’s commitment to supporting local communities where its branches are based. Customer Experience Manager, Samantha Bak, commented “We are delighted to have raised this amount for The Shelley Centre and would like to thank all our members who have opened a Mutual Advantage account with us.” You can find out more information about Ipswich Building Society and how they are supporting The Shelley Centre for Therapeutic Riding by visiting the branch in the High Street, online at or by calling 01473 827373.

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Autumn is most definitely upon us, and there are certain jobs and events that often result in our phone ringing for help and advice. The gardeners among us will be busy preparing the garden for winter. There will be lots of jobs to do, including tidying and cutting back, moving pots and troughs, and clearing out the greenhouse. It’s tempting to try and get everything done on those wonderful days when the weather is fine. Unfortunately, it’s very tempting to keep going, when common sense might dictate that jobs done in shorter bursts may result in fewer injuries. The ground is heavy at this time of year, so digging is harder work. It is worth checking that you have suitable tools for the task, and setting yourself a realistic time frame rather than digging over the entire al-lotment in one go might be more sensible than overdoing things and finding yourself with a sore back. Digging should be with bent knees and hips, not a bent back, and make sure the spade or fork has a long enough handle for you. If you feel a twinge, stop and take a break, even if the job is not completed. We see people at our practice who have spent an entire Sunday working out in the fresh air, who then collapse into a soft chair exhausted, and can’t move the next day.... Common causes of neck and shoulder complaints at this time of year include pruning high branches, raking leaves, and bringing heavy pots in to protect them from frost. It is better to vary your tasks, and set realistic goals for what you hope to achieve. Consider having pots on wheels or casters, or get somebody to help. Ensure the pots are empty if they are heavy or full of waterlogged compost. At this time of year it’s worth sending the lawn mower off for a service before it is retired from duty for the winter. It might not be a bad idea to do the same for the gardener! Hadleigh Osteopaths has been established for over 25 years and currently have a team of two Osteopaths and an Acupuncturist (Sudbury base only). We specialise in the treatment of all joint and muscle conditions, including back pain, sciatica and sports injuries. Cranial Osteopathy is also available (Children over 10 years and adults). To make an appointment please see our website or call us Hadleigh Osteopaths, Hadleigh Pool and Leisure, Stonehouse Road. 01473 828585


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What to consider when choosing a hearing care provider If you are not hearing as well as you used to and have decided to take action, deciding which route to take can be overwhelming. You need to find a qualified and highly respected audiologist you can trust. Your hearing is a vital and intimate part of who you are, therefore it is important to know you’re dealing with an expert who is on your side. Here are some key criteria to consider when seeking hearing care: 1. Professional qualifications The most important thing to consider when seeking any healthcare service is their qualifications: are they registered with the correct professional bodies? You need to feel confident that you’re getting the quality of care you need. The accreditations to look out for are RHAD (Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser) and FSHAA or MSHAA (A fellow or member of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists). The company should also be accredited by the BHTA (British Healthcare Trades Association) and HCPC (The Health and Care Professions Council). 2. Time and availability A key question to ask when choosing a hearing care provider is do they give you the time you need to answer your questions, reassure you, and help you choose the right solution? What you don’t want is a rush or hurried appointment, as it can leave you feeling anxious and with more questions than ever. 3. Access to a wide range of hearing systems If your hearing assessment results suggest that you would benefit from a hearing system, it is important to have access to the best solution for your individual needs. Some providers are associated with specific manufacturers, meaning they are limited in the systems that they can prescribe. If you elect an independent provider, they will have access to hearing aid models across multiple manufacturers and can therefore prescribe a bespoke solution. The Hearing Care Centre has organised a free to attend ‘Hearing Care Day’ at their clinic in Sudbury Community Health Centre on Friday 30th September 2019 to showcase the excellent hearing care service their team can provide. Attendees will benefit from a full hearing assessment conducted by the company’s expert audiologists to provide personalised recommendations that could lead them on the path to better hearing. To book your appointment and to find out more information, call 01473 230330 or visit

HINTLESHAM GARDENING CLUB AUTUMN OPEN FLOWER & VEGETABLE SHOW Saturday 14th September 1.30 - 4.00 pm in Hintlesham Community Hall Free entry, refreshments, raffle & plants/cakes for sale Schedules available from:

Also AGM & Open Meeting Monday 14th October, 7.30pm in Community Hall With guest speaker Claire Muckleston of Bourne Garden Centre

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Your spouse or partner needs your help with their financial affairs, but can you assist them? Commonly with married couples or those in a long-term relationship they each have assets in their own name and in joint names (e.g. bank accounts and the family home). This often leads people to think that they can manage the financial affairs of their spouse or partner, or could do if the need arose; however, this is not the case. Unfortunately, should your spouse or partner become unable to manage their affairs themselves due to ill-health or injury, their individual bank accounts are likely to be effectively frozen and you will not be able to deal with organisations on their behalf. What is needed to be able to help To assist with your spouse or partner affairs during their lifetime you will need to have been appointed as an Attorney. This means your spouse or partner will need to have made Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) with a local solicitor. If LPAs have not been made you will not be able to deal with organisations on their behalf. What happens if I do not have LPAs? Many people need to assist with these matters because their spouse or partner has become unable to manage their affairs themselves. This may be due to physical or mental incapacity, perhaps due to illness or an accident. If you want to help your partner with financial decisions and they did not have Powers of Attorney in place and were incapable of making them, you would need to make a costly application to the Court to obtain the necessary authority. The Court application takes several months and can be stressful and frustrating for those involved. Until the Court authorises your application you are unable to deal with their money and property. Two types of Lasting Powers of Attorney LPAs are important documents that allow someone to give people (often close relatives or friends) the authority to make certain decisions on their behalf. There are two types of LPA: Property and Financial Affairs LPA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which allows an attorney to manage and deal with finances and property related matters (such as selling a home). Health and welfare LPA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which allows an attorney to make decisions regarding health and personal welfare. This type of LPA only comes into effect when a person no longer has the capacity to make such decisions themselves. People often think that if necessary, they would be able to make decisions about where their spouse or partner receives care, what type of care they receive and whether they could agree to their receiving life-sustaining treatment. Without an LPA in place, relatives are not able to make these decisions. Doctors, nurses, medical practitioners or Social Services would make them instead. Discuss Powers of Attorney for yourself or your partner To talk to a local lawyer about Lasting Powers of Attorney and to find out whether you or a relative should have them, call Dean Stanhope at Holmes & Hills Solicitors in Sudbury, Suffolk, on 01787 275275.

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Following our farewell party, the Committee of the Players met to consider the distribution of funds still remaining in their accounts. Decisions were made as follows: ÂŁ500 donation to Sesaw, the animal welfare and care charity, in recognition of the years of work Pat and Brian Ferdinando gave to the Players. ÂŁ500 donation to St. Margaret's Church, Whatfield. ÂŁ500 donation to Whatfield Primary School, to encourage and support work in the performing arts. Costumes will be offered to HADS, recognising their technical help over recent years. Sincerely hoping that our decisions will please our past members and the public that supported us over 24 years.

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66th Burstall Show Saturday 3rd August was again a fantastic day - hot, sunny and dry much enjoyed by a good very happy crowd. The organisers had arranged a good variety of entertainment from Pop Chorus, Punch and Judy performances, and Veteran Vehicles, as well as pens of Animals (Red Poll Cattle, Sheep and Pigs) from nearby Oak House Farm. Ken, Mel and Kim Seager from Sproughton again very kindly masterminded and organised a most enjoyable and very well supported Fun Dog event. The crowd much appreciated the extra protection that had been arranged to give shading on such a hot day. Exhibitors in the Marquee had entered some excellent exhibits in all Classes. Hugh Richards was a worthy winner of the Open Vegetable and the Open Flowers and Best Flower Exhibit, Rupert Catlin winning the Burstall Vegetables Trophy. The Best Vegetable Exhibit (potatoes) was exhibited by Kris Evans from Burstall. Ann Burchnall won the Best Exhibit and the Highest Points Trophy (the Jill Gooderham shield) for flower arranging. There were very strong entries in the Preserves, Cookery and Handicrafts sections, and these were much praised by the Judges. Sue Jarrold won the Open Homemade Preserves Class, Jane Sago the Open Cookery Class and Ann Day the Burstall Cookery Class. Wendy Hart of Burstall won the Open Handicrafts Class and the patchwork item exhibited by Rosey Lawes from Flowton was much praised by the judges for her to win the Best Handicraft Exhibit in the show and the Janet Branton Best Handicraft Exhibit Shield. The Men Only Entries Class was won by Richard Sago from Bramford. There were good entries in all the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Classes, and the enthusiasm of those competing augurs well for the future. Imogen Sparrow won the Under 5 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cup, Sophie Woolf aged 5-9 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cup and Chloe Macmillan the Under 15â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cup. The best exhibit in these classes was won by Sophie Woolf for her â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;garden on a plateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. The Potato Challenge for Children was won by Paige Debman, and the Adultâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s by Sue Jarrold. The Begonia Challenge was won by Hugh Richards and the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sunflower Challenge was won by Freyja Catlin. Trophies were presented by the President of the Show, to the very worthy prize winners. The standard of food continues to be excellent and, as always, is a marvellous credit to the limited resources of the small parish of Burstall. Those who worked so hard to provide and serve lunches, teas, BBQ food, ice creams, cakes and drinks throughout the day really do again deserve special praise. Such a happy day does not happen by accident. Much hard work was expended by many people to achieve yet another great success. Thanks go to all who kindly and cheerfully helped contributed and supported the Show. Special thanks to the sponsors, stewards, judges and exhibitors of the Flower Show, to donors of Grand Draw Prizes, bottles for the tombola and other items for sale on the stalls. Thanks also to those who prepared the showground, organised, erected and helped with side shows, and last but not least to those who contributed food and served refreshments throughout the day, and to those who washed up and cleared up at the end. Our small village has the continuing responsibility for maintaining its fantastic Village Hall for the benefit of all our residents both now and in the future. With the tremendous support we have had from our 66thShow, we hope we are well on the way to raising sufficient resources to fund itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s future in the tradition that has been inherited by us all. We are very grateful for the support given to this annual community event, and believe that all who visited and contributed to the Show had a very happy day out. We shall now start preparing for next yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Show, which will be held on Saturday 2nd August 2020. Nicholas Fiske (President)

Hadleigh U3A On Monday 9th September 2019 Hadleigh U3A will be meeting at 2.30 pm in the Hadleigh URC where Tania Harrington will give us a talk entitled, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Selfie/History of the Self-Portraitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. All members and prospective members are welcome.

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Hadleigh Community Choir Our final concert before the summer break was at the church of St Andrew, Layham where we were invited to sing to raise funds for this beautiful church. The font is late thirteenth century and the church has been well maintained and added to over the centuries. It was a joy to sing in like many churches where the sound quality is so wonderful. I’m sure the building has witnessed a great many things over the years though I wonder quite what it made of Mrs Robinson (yes, I’m afraid the woman of dubious morals in The Graduate), but at least James Bond saw the inside of an unused church in Skyfall and just a pity he let himself down by shooting people. The choir is now starting to learn songs ready for the Christmas concert on 7 December at the United Reformed Church. A mix of lovely less well-known melodic ones, as well as some familiar tunes. Before that we’re at “Hadleigh on Show” on 5 October to support the fashion catwalk with songs you’ll know from different decades. We’re always welcoming new members who want to take it up again or want to try singing for the first time. No auditions but enthusiasm welcomed! So come along to the URC on Thursday evenings after we start back on 5 September, or contact John (01473 823791) or Stella (01473 823477) Facebook: Hadleigh Community Choir

National Heritage Open Days at Kersey Mill During September, Kersey Mill is pleased to announce additional Open Days as part of the National Heritage Open Days festival for 2019. This year is a particularly special one as the festival celebrates its 25th anniversary. It’s also your chance to visit Kersey Mill and walk around the grounds, all for FREE! For those of you who haven’t already visited the site, Kersey Mill is set in an area of outstanding beautiful Suffolk countryside, only 1.5 miles from the historic town of Hadleigh. The Mill building, Maltings and elegant Georgian fronted Mill House are surrounded by 18 acres of meadows, beautiful established water gardens and sunken Mediterranean garden, with brooks and streams that flow to the River Brett. The Mill is complemented with a host of diverse local businesses, which are independently owned. These range from a gym, pilates and yoga studios, art studio with crafts and gallery, cake shop, florist, beauty salon, boutique, wedding venue and The Miller’s Kitchen Coffee Shop/Café. Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, which brings together over 2,000 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers. Every year in September, places of interest across the country open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. The Heritage Open Days at Kersey Mill run from 10th to 16th Sept and from 27th- 30th Sept, between 10am and 4pm. For further details about Kersey Mill please visit


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Serviced offices at Castleacre House in Hadleigh A selection of newly-refurbished offices, within a larger complex, is now available in the vibrant town of Hadleigh, suitable for a growing company or for someone looking for their own office away from home, yet sharing the common spaces, all in a quiet-yet-friendly atmosphere. These offices have just been redecorated and are ready to use. Everything has been thought of to make your move as smooth as possible so there is no distraction to your business. The Wifi is excellent, each office is self-contained, lockable and secure, and you can share the communal areas with other likeminded professional people steering their dynamic companies. The whole building is bathed in natural light due to a large conservatory in the heart of it and each office has its large window. There is a spacious feel to the complex. Each room is well-lit, with a good supply of electricity and all are heated in the winter months. Cleaning is also included and all the offices and common areas are refreshed once a week. There are two kitchens, plenty of bathrooms, a communal or “break-out” area with places to sit and there is also a boardroom where you can book in your special meetings. There is a sunny garden area in which you can sit and have lunch. Some of the offices are already taken by other professional companies but there are still 6 rooms left. Prices vary according to size, but range from £5,422 to £6,275 per annum. In addition there is plentiful off-street parking available near the building. For more information, or availability and prices please contact:

Sing Out Saturdays are back... When the schools go back our thoughts often turn to learning something new. Have you ever thought of singing? Research has shown that singing together in a group has amazing health and social benefits. Choirmaster Chris Rowbury believes that everyone can sing, and with his gentle encouragement and finely honed teaching skills, you may find yourself with a new hobby and some new friends. Chris holds a Sing Out Saturday in Hadleigh every third Saturday of the month. The next one is on Saturday 14th September at the Ansell Community Centre, Market Place, Hadleigh IP7 5DL. The singing starts at 10.30am (doors open 10.15am) and runs until 1pm – all for just £9 per person (refreshments included). Sessions are open to all: men and women, experienced singers and complete beginners alike. No musical experience is necessary, there are no auditions or solos, and no sheet music. Chris will soon have you singing in beautiful harmony even if you think you can’t ‘sing’. Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary as all songs are taught by ear. All sessions are self-contained with new songs and different people each month. No commitment is required, just come to which ever Saturdays are convenient. Since starting in January 2016, Sing Out Saturdays have tackled a wide range of songs. You can hear some on the website: which also has all forthcoming dates and directions to the venue. Chris Rowbury is based in Woodbridge. He has 30 years’ experience as a patient, charismatic teacher with a relaxed style laced with plenty of humour. He will get you singing in wonderful harmony in a matter of minutes. Find out more at or email or phone Chris on 01394 610 486

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Lavenham Sinfonia - The Season Finale Sunday 22nd September 2019

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All good things eventually have to draw to a close and Lavenham Sinfonia will perform their last concert of the current 2019 Season at Lavenham Church on the 22nd September beginning at 19:00. This season finale concert promises to be a spectacular occasion opening with Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No1. The Brandenburg’s remain amongst Bach’s most popular works and the Sinfonia has chosen to play the earlier version of the score which is one movement shorter than the normal edition. It will be followed Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto for Strings in G minor RV156, a spirited work in 3 movements in the quasi venetian style. Bach returns to conclude the first part of the programme with E major Violin Concerto played by the soloist Rebecca Livermore. This concerto is one of 2 Violin concertos thought to have been composed in 1718 and Bach obviously liked the themes as they re-appear again in his later Harpsichord Concertos. Rebecca is quite an expert on the Baroque period being a regular performer with the Academy of Ancient Music based in Cambridge The sinfonia has, for this concert, decided to showcase a lesser known composer, Johann Heinichen was a German baroque composer born in 1683 and was very influential in bringing the venetian style of music to Dresden. A prolific composer in his day, his music was rather forgotten until Reinhard Goebel and Musica Antiqua Koln, in 1992, recorded several CD’s of his concertos and thereby increased his popularity. The sinfonia chosen the Orchestral Suite in G major S.205, a very bright and tuneful piece, to open the second half of the concert. It is an excellent example of his compositions and is in 6 short movements Ouverture, Air, Bourrée, Air, Rigaudon, Air-Viste. The concert concludes with Handel’s fantastic Music for the Royal Fireworks composed in 1749 for George 2 nd’s firework display in Green Park to mark the end of the War of the Austrian Succession and the signing of the peace treaty at Aix-La-Chappelle. Originally scored for a large wind band with brass and kettledrums, Handel re-scored the work a month so or later to include a string section. It remains one of Handel’s popular and enduring pieces and, fittingly, brings the 2019 season to a spectacular close. Please do come along and enjoy some fine music playing and please also give some thought to becoming a patron (£75 per year) or a Friend (£35 per year) and support one of the few orchestra’s playing live music in Norfolk and Suffolk. Details are on the website at

Boule-in Fête d’Automne A Creative French Harvest Already renowned for its fabulously creative Fêtes, this Autumn The Boule-in, Bildeston’s French Decorative Lifestyle store, has its very first Artist in Residence to add a further artistic flair to its Fête d’Automne (Friday 20th until Sunday 22nd September). “We’re completely thrilled that Suffolk based artist Anna Dixon-Smith has agreed to join forces with us” says Cathy Bullen, proprietor of The Boule-in. “I am already a huge fan of Anna’s work: she paints with a passion for her subject and has a natural joy in her colour palette. I’m also in complete accord with her idea that ‘objects that have been passed from one person to another are imbued with history’. By incorporating our French objet d’art, jugs and vases within her still life painting and filling them with flowers from her Suffolk garden, she says she is ‘celebrating the role they played in history and enjoying their relevance as beautiful objects today’. She has created a wonderful series of paintings which we are delighted to be exhibiting at our Fête d’Automne, enhancing the beauty of our most recent collection of furniture and decorative pieces for the home and garden.” Cathy clearly loves what Anna has painted - and clearly has a passion for her own business. “Yes, I love the whole thing” beams Cathy “and I’m so lucky that my husband Peter is equally passionate about our Fêtes as he’s largely the man on hand with paintbrush or drill enabling us to create a magical event for our customers.” There’s no doubt that Fête d’Automne will delight everyone who steps through the Tardis-like gateway on Bildeston High Street. The deceptively small entrance - covered in Provençale vines and sheaves of corn from a Suffolk harvest - leading you into a treasure trove of beautiful pleces and inspiringly curated interior rooms and garden. The Boule-in is definitely a wonderful day out for all of us who want Autumn inspiration with an extra artistic flair! Fête d’Automne runs Friday 20th until Sunday 22nd September, 10am - 6pm daily at 77 High Street, Bildeston, IP7 7ER. 01449 740359

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Hadleigh & Boxford Patient Participation Group The new look Hadleigh & Boxford Group Practice website If you’ve visited the Practice website recently, you will have seen that it’s had a complete makeover! The partners hope you like it as much as they do; it was time to refresh the existing site and the new version includes more information on the full range of services for patients. After a couple of months planning, the Practice is delighted to announce the launch of the site and hopes that the fresh new look and the improved navigation will allow you to find the information you need more quickly and easily. The new website has been designed to make it easy for patients to get answers to their questions and quickly access the right help and advice for their needs. The site provides all the information you need to help you make best use of the services on offer, as well as health tips and advice on healthy living. The goal has been to provide you, the patient, with an easier way to learn about the Practice’s services. Regular updates to the website will provide further useful information and news regarding the practice, so please do check back for updates. Your opinion is valued so feel free to submit any suggestions for new information or topics and provide feedback via the website

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Hadleigh & District Garden Club Monday August 12th 2019: Our speaker for the August meeting was Dan Wheals, he is a trained herbalist and has founded a not for profit community interest company Herbaculture. As you can see from the photograph, the speaker's table was covered with plants, many of them common varieties, and all of which he grows on his allotment. Also available were samples of the many teas and tinctures he produces from them. His wide ranging and enthusiastic talk introduced us to a large variety of plants, different parts of which are useful for different problems. We are familiar with camomile or peppermint tea for example, but did you know that the marshmallow plant is good for the digestive tract, wild lettuce is a calming herb and calendula petals have anti fungal and antibacterial properties? The list of helpful plants is seemingly endless, however, he is still trying to find a use for bindweed - I know the feeling! (FYI - re last month's pepper problem - the white fly have gone!) Monday September 9th 2019: Deb Hart is no stranger to the club, she has entertained us with willow weaving and demonstrated how to make a beautiful Christmas wreath using all kinds of natural materials. She is returning this month and she will be showing us how to weave a willow dragonfly and will be talking about a world war two project with with she has been involved. The meeting starts at 7.30pm in Hadleigh Town Hall. The entrance is ÂŁ4 for visitors and ÂŁ2 for members to include refreshments, there will be a raffle and plants for sale. The competition for September is 'the longest runner bean', new members and visitors are always welcome. If you would like to find out more about the club we will be taking part in 'Hadleigh on Show' on Saturday October 5th, we look forward to seeing you there.

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Recent Meetings We do not hold meetings in August. Future Meetings Our speaker on 4 September is Mervyn Linford introducing us to the river from â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Cattawade Bridge to Ha'Penny Pierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Ted Wheatley will return again and his subject is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Speakers' Cornerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on 18 September. On 2 October David Prynn will talk of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;China, past and presentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and two weeks later on 16 October Cherry Mullins will present â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Confessions of a Tour Mangerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Andy Malcolm will talk about the good work undertaken by â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Fishermen's Missionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on 6 November and two weeks later on Wednesday 20 November Sara Waterston of local Hunnable Funeral Directors will talk on â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Humorist Side Of Funeralsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Meeting Venue We meet at the convenient St John Ambulance HQ, Manningtree CO11 1EB New members are welcomed Our Club endeavours to be simple in structure, be free of the constraints and obligations of service clubs, and involve members to a minimal cost. New Members are always very welcome at all meetings of the Stour Valley Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Probus Club, just join us at 10am on a meeting date. The club is directed primarily to providing fellowship between members who are compatible with each other, and provide the opportunity for development of acquaintances. We meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month in Manningtree at 10 for 10.30am. Please contact President Dave Carman on 01255 880202 for further details.

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Down to Earth ...with Dave What strange weather we have had in August, either very hot or the next day very wet. Sadly some of my standard fuchsias have succumbed to the dreaded fuchsia gall mite and they have had to be destroyed. Some of them are several years old and it is a bit like losing a friend. We had a very enjoyable trip to the Shrewsbury flower show in Shropshire at the beginning of the month, this is a bit like the Hadleigh show but without the animals, it is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. A full day was spent admiring the fabulous displays of flowers, listening to the various speakers such as John Torode the TV chef, and a gardeners question time with a panel including TV's David Domoney and Margaret Thrower, daughter of the late great Percy Thrower. Incidentally Percy Thrower was for many years the head gardener at the park where the show is held, and a lasting tribute to him is the wonderful dell garden that he created in the centre of the park. This is worth a visit on its own, the family still run a nursery in Shrewsbury. All the usual entertainments such as various military bands and the Imps Motorcycle Display Team, who have been to the Hadleigh Show. All the usual trade stands including two stands specialising in fuchsias, at both of these I enquired about the fuchsia gall mite. They both said that luckily it had not reached the Welsh borders yet and, as far as they knew, there was no spray available to the public. The show finished with a pop concert and a firework display, but by then we were tucked up in our beds back at the hotel. If you are away on holiday then it pays to have somebody popping in to water your plants and keep an eye on things, it means you don't have to worry so much, though with the wet weather this is not such a problem. We had only been home a few days when we were off to Bressingham gardens and steam museum at Diss. These unique gardens are a blaze of colour right now, they are privately owned by the Bloom family. There are four linked gardens in a 17 acre site with 8,000 species of plants displayed, also on the site is a large collection of steam engines. Walking round the gardens we noticed lots of small white muslin bags tied to sticks pushed into the flower beds. On making enquiries it seems that the little bags are filled with old fashioned soap shavings, this is to help deter the muntjac deer who have been causing a lot of damage. Right next door to Bressingham gardens is a massive Wyevale garden centre, this was closing down and changing owners on the day we visited, so many plants at silly prices that we came home with a car full. That's all for this time, Dave

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Everyone is exhausted after working in stifling heat to prepare for our Open Day which raised ÂŁ4000. The temperature was back to normal as visitors flowed in, many brought their ex-SESAW dogs to see those who had cared for them. Homemade cakes flew off the shelves and an appreciative audience sang along to well know songs performed by the Hadleigh Ukulele Group. Several declared they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like ukulele music - until now! Most important to me and my pals was the Fun Dog Show and there were plenty of handsome entrants. Naturally I abstained to give the others a chance. Next is our Autumn Fair on 15th September at Great Bentley Village Hall, CO7 8LG followed by our Christmas Fair at the Old School, Long Melford on Sunday 17th November. Tables are available for outside stallholders, to book please visit or call 07912 007617. Meanwhile, the routine work continues unabated. Runs, kennels and stables are cleaned out, bedding refreshed, animals are fed and dogs are walked. We always need new volunteers to help generally around the Sanctuary and care for the animals including Bella, an 18 month old lurcher. This lovable girl is as mad as a March hare, loves tummy tickles and cuddles, needs a couple of walks to let off steam before crashing and watching the world go by. Interacts well with similar sized dogs, not particularly interested in cats. Please get in touch if Bella is the dog for you, or if you would like to look after the cats, rabbits, chickens, sheep and dogs including me, Kenny (the Boss) Chihuahua. Tables available to hire at the SESAW CHRISTMAS FAIR, 17th November, The Old School, Long Melford, CO10 9DX. Call 07912 007617 or visit to downland a booking form. Suffolk and Essex Small Animal Welfare, Reg.Charity No.1124029. Stoke Road, Leavenheath, CO6 4PP. Tel: 01787 210888 Usually open 10-1pm, Thurs-Sunday.

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If you are between twelve and ninety years old this is for you. We are a friendly club come and give it a go. Tryouts are free. Call Frank on 01473 652506 or Colin on 01473 652592. We play Tuesday afternoons starting at 2 pm or Wednesday evenings starting at 7.30 pm at Hintlesham Community Hall. Hope to see you there.

Lavenham Guided Walks The summer season is still with us and the Blue and Green badged guides are taking numerous visitors around the village, telling them about the varied and fascinating history that is around every corner. Earlier in the year the village of Lavenham featured in the BBC production of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Pubs, Ponds and Powerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; with Ben Robinson, which looked at how Medieval villages survived for 600 years. The walks continue through September and October every Wednesday at 2pm, Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 11am. All tours start from the foyer at The Swan Hotel, High Street. From November the tours will continue on Wednesday afternoons only at 2pm. (No walk on Christmas day) Enquiries: Dinah James 01206 547959 email: and on the Lavenham web site: No pre booking required. The popular Christmas Lantern Tour, which starts from The Swan Hotel, High Street will be on Saturday 7 December 2019 at 4 oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;clock during the Christmas Fayre weekend. The tour will finish back at The Swan for mulled wine and mince pies. Tickets for this event will go on sale in November. Enquiries: Barbara Butler 01206 512378/Mob: 07808 968766.

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We are pleased to announce the 461/2 Hadleigh to Stowmarket and 120 Whatfield to Ipswich have both been extended by Suffolk County Council until the end of March 2020. But due to cut backs both the 90 Hadleigh to Ipswich evening and Sunday service and the 796 Hadleigh to Manningtree will cease with the last days being Saturday 2nd November and Friday 1st November respectively. We would like to thank all our customers who have travelled with us over many years and especially our drivers who have maintained these services. Our Connecting Communities service continues to serve the Babergh area with rural transport options. Please give us a call on 01473 826242 for further information

Why Your Market Matters Here at Suffolk Market Events we recently compiled a piece of research based on why markets matter to town centres and we found the results were really relevant to Hadleigh Market. Markets can be a major motivating factor for people to come to a town centre; the presence of a regular traditional market, even if it is classed as a small market, adds diversity to the town centre and encourages local residents as well as visitors from a growing catchment area to stay in the town to shop. This means that markets matter economically as they generate footfall increases for town centres helping to increase retail sales not only at the market but also at other shops, pubs and restaurants in the town. We also found that markets matter socially. They are places of social interaction, used by everyone. Markets are where people of different incomes, ages, genders and cultures can meet together and interact and we think that Hadleigh Market is a glowing example of this. Every Friday morning there is a fabulous buzz in the Market Place while locals and visitors enjoy sitting, having a coffee and catching up with friends. This ‘gathering’ means that markets play a crucial role in giving a town its distinct identity that sets it apart from those without such an asset. Finally markets matter politically as they promote sustainability. Environmental and ecological benefits arise from selling locally-sourced products and through serving local communities who mainly walk or use public transport. Plus markets promote community health; the availability of fresh and affordable food and the opportunity for social interaction helps enhance physical and mental well-being. Markets shape the world we live in and are part of our cultural heritage. The concept of a ‘market town’ is ancient and familiar and continues to have a profound effect on town and city centre performance. We are proud of Hadleigh Market. We see it as not just a place where money changes hands but a place where people choose to go to spend their time and we hope that the market continues to thrive for many years to come. Hadleigh Market, Every Friday 10am – 2pm The Market Place, Hadleigh, IP7 5DL

Pause For Thought By the time you read this we will have hosted our annual children’s holiday club – 5 days of playing host to around 80 primary school aged children, all of them full of energy and fun. This year our theme was “The Greatest Show: A Million Dreams”, based on that super film, The Greatest Showman. Amidst a plethora of games and crafts we retold the story of that famous character from the Old Testament, Joseph, complete with dreams, multi-coloured coat etc. In many ways Joseph was a foreshadowing of the greatest person in human history, Jesus Christ Himself. So why do we do it? Why do we spend hours transforming the church into a big top, preparing all those games and crafts? Is it just to give frazzled parents a break during the summer holiday? No. Our church’s mission is to introduce people in Hadleigh, the surrounding area and beyond to the Lord Jesus Christ. Maybe, just maybe, some of those 80 children and their families will want to find out more….maybe you do too? Graham Lancaster

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Bildeston History Quarterly Issue 32 (Autumn 2019) Two pictures painted by Daphne Gardiner nee Pool in 1976 make a very colourful front Issue 32 Autumn 2019 Price £4 cover and show the east side of High Street from the King’s Head to No. 90, which was then the Post Office. They were sent in by John Gardiner of Stowmarket who telephoned on 10th August to say that his mother had died that day aged 93. Daphne had painted the pictures to remind John of a happy childhood in Bildeston. Part 2 of the story of The Brooks is picked up in 1868, when Thomas Nunn Scarfe purchase the property for £757. A wealthy ladies’ outfitter of Holborn, London, Thomas had been born in Bildeston and was using The Brooks as a weekend retreat from the bustle of business in town. On early retirement in 1914, son William Ferdinand Scarfe made the house his family’s permanent home and here lived the life of a country gentleman. His grandson David Granger of Naughton has kindly allowed his family photograph album to be raided to illustrate the article, which includes a portrait of William aged sixty sitting at his writing desk. Of course, all residents of Bildeston who were around at the time remember when Ronald and Reginald Kray bought the estate in 1967 but do you remember Peter Isaac who held a llama-kharma (a gymkhana for llamas) to raise funds for the parish church? An undated photograph possibly records the completion of Revd William Cammell’s five-year ministry at the Baptist Church. Although the people appearing with him are known, can you date the picture? Off the north side of Wattisham Road, there used to be brick-built semidetached cottages behind Bentons, which had been erected in the mid-1850s by Revd Joseph Gedge as homes for his gardeners and coachmen and their families. Raymond Clarke, now of Lavenham, lived there as a child in the 1940s and 1950s and visited when the cottages were due for demolition in 1998 to take photographs, which he has kindly lent. ‘An anonymous letter to the rector’ reveals a complaint made in 1888 concerning the annual harvest thanksgiving service being held on a weekday, which precluded working men and their families who could not afford to take a half-day off to attend. It is surprising what things are kept as somehow the letter was placed among other parish records, which are now kept at Suffolk Record Office in Bury St. Edmunds. From seven different historical periods, archaeological and landscape features provide evidence for human activity on the top of ‘The hill to the west of the village’. Beginning with Paleolithic hunters and ending with present-day dwellings being converted from dis-used farm buildings, the story is told of Romans passing this way, Anglo-Saxons delineating the boundaries of Bildeston and of course, the remnants of the deserted medieval village, which were ploughed up in 1971, and a 19th century landscaped park. On sale price £4 at Bank House Stores in Bildeston, Hollow Trees Farm Shop in Semer, Avis the Newsagent and Idler Bookshop in Hadleigh High Street or from Sue Andrews, 17 Manor Road, Bildeston, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7 7BG price £5 to include postage (please make your cheque payable to S. Andrews).

Aldham Common Charity Are you hoping to go to College or University in September? Is your child starting school or changing schools soon? The Aldham Common Charity is available to give grants to individuals to help with the cost of uniforms, school trips and college/university expenses. We are also able to help with travelling costs to hospital appointments and replacement of furniture and white goods. To download an application form please visit email or ring 07762 722119

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Panto is coming to town. Are you curious? We at HADS are now in the process of getting ready for our next production planned for February 2020...curiouser and curiouser... With its 100th birthday just through the looking glass, HADS is preparing to celebrate, and you could be part of something truly special. Enlisting the playwriting skills of the brilliantly talented Sarah Clarke, we are excited to announce our 2020 show, Alice in Wonderland - a wonderful, whimsical adaptation of a traditional tale. We are seeking actors, dancers, singers and anybody who would otherwise like to get involved in our brilliantly bonkers production with no experience necessary, and all ages welcome. Come along to one of our open auditions on Sunday 22nd September at Hadleigh Pool and Leisure 2-4pm or on Wednesday 25th September at URC church 7 - 9 pm. For more information please email or visit our Facebook page by searching HADS Hadleigh. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be as mad as a hatter to miss it! As a voluntary organisation, we rely on the generosity of our local community and are currently on the lookout for sponsorship of our 2020 production to assist in covering the necessary costs. If you are interested, and are able to help, please contact us for more information.

Tim Kliphuis Trio Wednesday November 27th 7.30pm at Monks Eleigh Village Hall Tim Kliphuis is master of the violin and a wizard of sound using classical, gypsy jazz and folk, He has created a unique style that is making waves in concert halls across the globe. Together with Nigel Clark on guitar and Roy Percy on double bass these skilled musicians are renowned for mixing gypsy jazz with classical and folk music. Tickets ÂŁ20 include light refreshments, these will be on sale from Monks Eleigh Village Shop or by phone on 01449 741447 from Sept 20th. This is an amazing and unique opportunity to see live music from the world stage here in our village as part of the Tim Klipius UK Autumn Tour.


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A Guide to Natural Feeding: Part 3 The Switch Natural feeders sometimes refer to the time they moved their dog onto raw food as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;the switchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. The switch itself can usually be made instantly. A very small percentage of dogs have to be weaned onto raw food but the vast majority take to it immediately. The only dogs that shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t eat a 100% raw diet are those with a compromised immune system or those that have just undergone bowel surgery. The best approach is to fast your dog for a day and then to start them on their new, natural diet. What about Bacteria? Yes, raw food is covered in bacteria. The problem is, human beings have been made paranoid about bacteria. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no getting away from the fact that approximately 1 in 10 pieces of meat off the shelf of your supermarket will have Salmonella on it, more than half contain campylobacter. In fact, there are more bacteria on a shopping trolley handle than on a piece of raw chicken. Dogs are surprisingly well equipped to deal with bacteria. Their saliva contains lysozyme, an enzyme that destroys harmful bacteria. Their short digestive tract is designed to push through food and bacteria quickly without giving bacteria time to colonise. The extremely acidic environment in the gut is also a good bacteria colonisation deterrent. Incidentally, processed dog food is as much of a risk in terms of bacteria â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pet foods, commercial or homemade, provide an ideal environment for bacterial proliferationâ&#x20AC;? (LeJuene, J. T. and D. D. Hancock. 2001. and from the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 219(9): 1224.). â&#x20AC;&#x153;The starches, rancid fats and sugars in kibbled foods provide much better food sources for bacteria than the proteins in raw meat do.â&#x20AC;? Dogs do not carry salmonella in their saliva or on their skin, not even after eating 100% salmonella-infected raw food. But, when they do eat salmonellainfected food, about one-third of them will show a moderate concentration of salmonella in their faeces â&#x20AC;&#x201C; yet no clinical signs of being sick. The only way a human can catch salmonella from a dog is by, to put it bluntly, eating its youknow what! Incidentally, dogs eating a processed food diet are just as likely to have salmonella in their system, as it is easy to pick up in parks and elsewhere. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in the Media? Sadly, article after article shows the pet food industry, (which is entirely dominated by major dry food companies) continually highlighting the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;dangersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; of raw. This problem is, it is usually from only one side of the fence. There is often â&#x20AC;˘ No mention of the fact people keep getting Salmonella from dry food and no mention of the countless other ways dry food can injure or sicken you or the dog such as aflatoxins, chemical excess, nutrient insufficiency, all of which have not occurred from raw dog food, as they use real ingredients. â&#x20AC;˘ No mention of the monthly recalls of dry food, recalls that involve thousands and often millions of tonnes of dry. â&#x20AC;˘ No mention of the fact top dry pet food brands such as Hills continue to harm and kill hundreds of dogs from as many recalls. Still not one dog dead from a premade raw. â&#x20AC;˘ No mention of the fact that dry pet food continually fail minimum nutritional standards Instead, they do their very best - often using the worst of science - to highlight the possible but as-yet-to-materialise dangers of raw. Post Scriptum What has been described as â&#x20AC;&#x153;the first major, independent British studyâ&#x20AC;? into raw dog food has concluded, when balanced, such diets are both safe and nutritionally adequate. The study, entitled â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Raw Proof, took two years to complete and was conducted under European Pet Food Industry (FEDIAF) guidelines and involved an extended version of the food trial protocol developed by the Association of American Feed Control Officials.

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Hadleigh Cycling Club will be running the fifth annual Gayford Flyer on Sunday, 15th September 2019. The Gayford Flyer is a non-competitive cycle sportive. There are two signed rides of 62 miles (100km) and 31 miles (50km). Full details and the story of Oswald Gayford can be found at Entry is via the British Cycling website ( ) and the last day is Sunday, 8th September. There is no entry on the day. Riders pay £12.50 to enter and helmets are compulsory. “Last year’s sportive was fantastic”, said Mike Motteram, Chairman of Hadleigh Cycling Club. “Most of the riders and their families stayed around and enjoyed refreshments and live music at The George.” British Cycling said that the Flyer “was a super event – well thought through, well executed and very enjoyable to be part of.” One of the entrants emailed afterwards,”Completed the Spitfire route. Thought it was one of the best sportives I've done, friendly marshals, riders, superb route and great atmosphere, mind you the weather couldn't have been better. I'll be signing up next year.” Our Cycling Club is anxious to offer the broadest range of opportunities for local folk to enjoy cycling. We want to attract the “super fit” and the “less than super fit”. During the summer we have rides on Mondays, Fridays, some Saturdays and Sunday. Why not try our Sunday morning social rides from the George starting at 8am, with a guaranteed café stop, weather permitting. Adults and “capable children accompanied by an adult” are all welcome. The distance is around 25 miles. Check out our Facebook page. Visit or connect with the club via Facebook: Hadleigh Cycling Club @HadleighCycling

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Hannah is Great Cornard Woman of the Year 2019! A super slimmer has been named Great Cornard’s Slimming World ‘Woman of the Year’ 2019 thanks to her incredible 10st 10lb weight loss. Hannah Squirrell, 32, from Stanstead, has slimmed down my an incredible 10st 10lb from in just 22 months. And now she’s been chosen as her Slimming World groups Woman of the Year. Hannah, who down-sized from a dress size 28 to a 16, says: “When I first joined group I never dreamt that I would be in the position I am now. Losing weight has made such a big difference to my life. My health has improved, I have more energy, I’m happier and I feel more comfortable in my own skin.” Hannah joined Slimming World in October 2017 after being told by her GP that she was pre-diabetic. I successfully lost weight with Slimming World before but I started to put weight back on after having my 2 boys. I tried a number of different ways to lose weight but they usually left me feeling hungry or miserable – or both, in fact. With Slimming World it’s completely different. “My family and friends are all amazed by how much I can eat and lose weight. I still eat all my favourite meals, like curries, chilli and my favourite couscous. I just prepare and cook them differently now – and they taste so much better. I never have to miss out and I don’t have to get hung up on weighing and measuring everything I eat. “I know it can feel like a big step joining Slimming World because you don’t know what to expect, but, right from the first moment I walked into my group I was made to feel at ease, and the support I’ve received has been amazing. I look forward to going each week to catch up with all of my new friends – I just love it!” Hannah lost 9lbs in her first week and was blown away that the changes she’d made had such a big impact so quickly. As the weight started to come off, she started to think about how active she was and Hannah now loves walking with her children and dog. She has even taken part in her slimming world groups team walking a 24hr relay for life in aid of cancer research uk. She says: “I feel like a different woman to the one who walked into Slimming World 22 months ago and winning Woman of the Year is a real honour because there are so many amazing women in our group. I really hope my weight loss can inspire other people to get started on their own journey and know that there’s a whole group of people waiting to support them every step of the way – especially at the Great Cornard 7.30 group. My goal now is to hit my target and stay there for life, which I know I can do.” Kath Hampshire, who runs the Great Cornard group, says: “I’m so proud of Hannah. She’s a fantastic ambassador for Slimming World and what she’s achieved is nothing short of incredible. Hannah has just got married and I was honoured to be part of her special day. Seeing her in her dress brought tears to my eyes! She’s a huge inspiration to everyone in our group and I hope she inspires other women – and men – in Great Cornard to change their lives in the same way.” The Great Cornard Slimming World group is held every Wednesday at 9.30, 11.30, 5.30 & 7.30 at Sudbury Rugby Club. To join or find out more call Kath on 07999 793960.

Hadleigh and Boxford Medical Practice Charitable Trust There are some very generous individuals and organisations in and around Hadleigh and Boxford who, over the years, have given sums of money to the Hadleigh Health Centre, and Boxford Mill Surgery. It has always been the policy of the Practice that the GPs should not benefit personally from such gifts and it was for that reason that in 1996 the Hadleigh and Boxford Medical Practice Charitable Trust was set up and registered as a charity with the object of improving health care in the local area. Since 1996 the trustees of the Charity, after meeting regularly with representatives of the Practice, have allocated funds to a number of individuals and projects such as:• Purchase of defibrillators and ECG machines • Supporting various local organisations such as Success After Stroke and Hadleigh Dementia Friends • Supporting various individuals on health related training courses • Supporting various individuals with travelling expenses for medical treatment • The purchase of various pieces of non standard medical equipment that is used both within the Health Centre and the surrounding area. Anyone who should like to be considered for a grant should please make their request known to the Chairman of the Trustees, Peter Crix at 31-41 Elm Street Ipswich IP1 2AY or

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Ebony’s Blog Life at The Shelley Centre What happens when riders move? We get very fond of our riders over the years but the child riders will keep growing up! At the end of last term we saw several children move to new schools and had emotional farewells. My picture shows Edward saying his goodbyes to everyone and anyone he could round up to be in his last photo shoot. Good luck in your new venues, all of you. Luckily our adults stay the same and we can really appreciate their long term commitment to riding for the good of their health and well being. Some have been with us the full 30 years! What has been going on during the school holidays? The live herd has been fed, watered and exercised by a team of volunteers; the fields have been kept in good condition by the hard working maintenance team, and the Trustees have continued to look after the affairs of the Centre. No doubt the Fund Raising Committee will be cooking up events to fill the calendar and raise the money that keeps us all going. So on behalf of the herd, thank you everyone! Our Vice Chairman, Margaret Fowler, received the President’s Award in July at Hartpury. for ‘exceptional dedication to the Association over many years’. One person from each Region was there to accept their award from Princess Anne. Country file were also filming for the programme aired on 28th July so those of you who missed it, catch up quick. The Ipswich Building Society’s Hadleigh branch presented us with a wonderful cheque for £2457 following a second year of support for the Centre. Its Staff’s tireless efforts at promoting us as their charity, and fund raising in many ways, is truly amazing. With challenges ahead and people on our waiting list, the more help we can get from local people and businesses the better. A big hoorah for all of you who get involved, and greetings from the horses, ponies and The Only Literate Simulator in the country! Website: Telephone: 01473 824172

Craft Fair Sunday 13th October 10.00 am - 4.00 pm at Whatfield Village Hall (Sat Nav IP7 6QL) Lots of stalls selling a wide variety of crafts so come along, bring all your friends and family and start your Christmas shopping, buy presents or just treat yourself. All proceeds to go to Whatfield Primary School & Success After Stroke

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On Wednesday the 31st of July, 73 players played in the July Stoke by Nayland Seniors Monthly Stableford and Club President’s Prize. These were 72 seniors and the golf manager, Karl Hepple who carded a 1 over par 72 on the Gainsborough course. Mrs Leslie Garnett, the president of the club, was unable to play but was available to present the prize to the winner. Played in good conditions, as the expected rain did not arrive, the scoring was high. The winner was Richard Middleton with 43 points, beating Allen Smith on countback. Both players have been cut to 19 and 8 respectively.

Hadleigh Hares Firstly, a reminder that the Hares’ annual races, the Turners Blinds and Shutters 10 mile, the John Chisnell 5 mile and the Jim Lawrence 2K Junior race, are now open for entries. This year the events will be on November 17th and entries are via the club website, www. Places are limited and fill fast. We are expecting even greater interest in the 10 mile event this year as it is a Suffolk Championship race. Not strictly in August, but the Ipswich Twilight 10k, held on 26th July around Ipswich town centre drew a large field from many local clubs, including ten Hares. Particular congratulations are due to Maria Ward for coming home first in her age category. Well done too to Kitty Rigby and Elliot Davis who took on the challenge of ultra-running at the SVP50/100 on 10 August. The off road event which follows the Stour Valley Path offers courses of 50 or 100 km. Kitty ran the 50km route in 6hours 41minutes while Elliot tackled the 100km course in 14 hours 9minutes.

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

Stour Valley U3A Past Meetings Our August Meeting, held at the Venture Centre, Lawford, on 14th of the month welcomed Terry Waite talking on ‘Survival In Solitude’. As a former hostage negotiator and hostage himself he spoke of his experiences working for the release of innocent people across the world and he described his own experiences in captivity in Beirut. Future Meetings & Diary Dates The theme of our meeting on 11 September is ‘Great Composers Of Film Music’. Steve Johnson, a film enthusiast, will recall the history of music in film from the beginnings of sound, with emphasis on specific composers who have made significant contributions to music in film. Jenny Gibbs will talk to us on ‘An Englishwoman's Life in Rural Turkey’ on Wednesday 9 October. Her stories capture a simple, serene, pastoral way of life in a Turkish mountain village unchanged for centuries, from the day she first arrived there 25 years ago to today. On 13 November Magistrate Graham Higgins will talk of ‘Tales From The Bench’. He will look at our legal heritage, particularly the part played by Suffolk. He will relate how the role of magistrates and local events have played a part in this history and will bring us up to date with an opportunity to decide how a defendant should be sentenced by briefly outlining a case. He will also include some of his unusual experiences on the bench. Each month, the Coffee Grinders meet at The Lambe School, Gaston Street, East Bergholt, CO7 6SD from 10-12 noon. This meeting especially welcomes new members but gives all members the opportunity of meeting the activity Group Leaders and the Committee whilst enjoying a cup of coffee. The next meeting is on Friday 27 September. Membership Our main purpose is to encourage lifelong learning for those who are no longer in full time employment and emphasis is always placed on making learning active and fun as well as helping in developing friendships. We have a wide range of groups including language study, country walking, computer studies and gardens, churches and historic buildings visits. In the main, membership is drawn from communities in the lower Stour Valley and adjacent areas including Brantham, Capel St Mary, Dedham, East Bergholt, Holbrook, Lawford, Manningtree, Raydon, & Stratford St Mary. We are affiliated to the ThirdAge Trust, have over 370 members and 37 active groups. For further information please visit where our membership secretary Val Pretty may be contacted. Meeting Venue We meet at The Constable Hall, Gandish Road, East Bergholt CO7 6TP at 2 for 2.15pm. Annual membership costs £12 and this entitles members to attend the meetings that take place on the second Wednesday of each month, except December. Whilst Visitors are welcome to join us on a limited number of occasions, paying a donation each time, Members are given priority, for safety reasons, due the halls limited capacity. Remember It's never too late to learn! Join over 400,000 members across over 1,000 U3As throughout the UK today!

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The outdoor season is reaching its climax with Finals Day for all the internal knockout competitions on 14 September. Meantime various one day competitions have been held with Maria and Mick Barrand winning the recent 3-wood pairs. Our teams in the countywide games have been doing well. With only one or two games to play, we are currently first in the Federation Triples Division D and E, Samford Wednesday Afternoon, and the Men’s County BE Triples. And again with only a game or two left we are currently second in the County Mixed Triples, Samford Mixed Triples, and Federation Triples Division G. And doing brilliantly as ever, Di Miller has reached the semi-finals of the Suffolk Champion of Champions. The Club is hosting the Hadleigh Cup final on 28 August. The indoor short-mat season starts on 1 September so overlaps with the end of outdoor play and runs through the winter. We run two teams in the external leagues with Sheila Larwill captaining the Weavers and Mick Barrand the Spinners with their first game on 4 September. The social events roll on with over 70 members lined up for the next pie and quiz night. You’re always welcome to watch or try out bowling any time and if you fancy joining us to try short-mat please talk to any member you know or contact Jan Austin on 01473 828212

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