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This year’s was rather special because the Silver Band paid tribute to the RAF by playing Walford Davies’ RAF March and to the soldiers of the 1914-18 war. Emphasising the wide range of music which we enjoyed, other items included Karl Jenkins’ Benedictus, the Best of Bond and a miscellany from West Side Story. Taking up the West Side story cue, Sudbury’s young soprano Evie Press enthralled the audience with her rendition of “I feel pretty” and perhaps even more so RegionalOlaw Holmes Hills, which has anorgan officebyinRotarian Sudbury, has Puccini’s Miofirm, Babbino Caro,& accompanied on the Roger once again been independently ranked of thefrom leading of Green. Not surprisingly the audience calledas forone encores both providers Evie and the specialist to businesses and individuals across the region. Silver Bandlegal and advice we ended the night singing “Bring me sunshine”. An independent list of the UK’s top law firms -What The an Legal 500–- I has event! did ranked Holmes & Hills Solicitors, as one of the ‘leading’ the at firms one inpoint wonder law region across several specialist areas of the law. In this year’s Legalmight 500 whether there publication Holmes & Hills has continued to be recognised a provider of also be as dancing in the specialist legal advice in the areas of Family Law, Planning & Development, aisles. Maybe next year Commercial Property, and Clinical Negligence. Reviewing the Sudbury because the Silver Band law firm, Legal 500 editors recognised Holmes &is Hills’ specialist already bookedteam for of Family Law solicitors as being a ‘strong choicenext for advice financial year’s on concert on settlements that often involve issues over high-value 15thmatrimonial June 2019.assets, Mark pensions, and business interests’ as well as excelling Act this dateatinChildren your diaries cases. Also, the Family & Relationships team are commended for listening now! to clients wishes and finding ‘proactive solutions along with providing good professional advice’. Moreover, Partner and head of the Family Law Preceeding this year’s Prom team, Carol Toulson is held for the Concert, Sudbury Rotary a first time ranked as ‘Leading Individual’ setting her asideatas of the Charity Auction 12one noon on best Family solicitors in the region. Holmes HillsThe is the only law firm in Sudbury and the surrounding area to the same& day. auctioneer be recognised for its Kemsley, specialist legal expertise. Commenting on the news, was Rotarian Richard Managing aMark true Cornell, professional in thisPartner role. of the firm, said: “The Legal 500 directory is an independent Thanks to him, the recognition generosity of the law firms in the country that provide ‘leading’ advice. 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Sudbury Dramatic Society 2021 Panto Puss In Boots Sudbury Dramatic Society are delighted to announce that this year’s Quay Theatre Christmas pantomime is Puss in Boots written and directed by local author and actor Phil Osborn, on from 26th December to 3rd January with a mix of matinee and evening performances. You think you know the story of Puss in Boots, right? Well Phil’s version may differ a little from the story you know. The residents of Schaumbegraben are not happy! Roger the Ogre is taxing everyone for everything, so the Burgher and his Clerk decide to organise a music festival to cheer everyone up. What could possibly go wrong? The Miller brothers, Arthur, Dusty and Windy, are each given gifts by their father and one of those gifts turns out to be a Very Unusual One. Cerys, a beautiful young Welsh lass, and her mother, Megan, on a sightseeing holiday in the area, are enjoying the local views and learning about the local customs. Will Arthur meet Cerys, fall in love, make his fortune and live happily ever after with the girl of his dreams? Come along to find out and enjoy all the usual mix of Panto fun along the way! As in Sudbury Dramatic Society’s last pantomime, Sleeping Beauty in 2019, we are designating one performance as a Relaxed Performance, which proved successful last time, and which will be held on Sunday 2nd January at 11am. A Relaxed Performance is aimed to be more accessible and non-threating to audience members and reduce stress and anxiety in a more open environment to enable them to enjoy the show. Lighting and sound levels will be adjusted, the house lights will remain, and all those loud bangs, flashes and pyrotechnics will be reduced or removed. A chill out space will also be available if the performance becomes overwhelming for anyone, including those small children who are terrified by the baddie and invariably end up bursting into tears! Puss in Boots is on at The Quay Theatre from Sunday 26th December 2021 to Monday 3rd January 2022, with a relaxed performance on Sunday 2nd January 2022 at 11am. Tickets are available now from The Quay Theatre Box Office on 01787 374745 or online at www. or via

Elmsett Primary School Christmas Tree Festival St Gregory’s Sudbury 7th – 11th December 2021 The Coronavirus forced us to cancel our previous attempt to stage our eighteenth Christmas Tree Festival. Not to be cowed and hoping to give the town a really memorable Christmas boost, Sudbury Rotary Club is determined to launch our Christmas Tree Festival next month. This event provides a wonderful showcase for your organisation, charity, business, school, church. As you know, places at the Festival are greatly sought after, and we recommend that you apply as soon as possible for a tree, as trees will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. This year there will be a number of differences from previous Festivals. Firstly, please note that the event will take place in St Gregory’s Church on the Croft (St Peter’s will be closed for its major face-lift). Secondly, the Festival will run from Tuesday to Saturday, 7th to 11th December. Thirdly, because of the restrictions Covid-19 places upon us, we are having to redesign the event to make it as safe as possible for exhibitors as well as for visitors. For example, there will be one-way traffic between the rows of trees, with adequate spacing to ensure safety for everyone. Setting up will also be more strictly organised than usual on Monday 6th December, with dismantling from 3pm to 5pm on Saturday 11th and 8am to 11am on Sunday 12th. Refreshments and entertainment will probably have to be on a reduced scale. What doesn’t change, however, is that we would love you to take part once again. On the positive side, we hope that we can have the same number of trees as usual – let’s make it 100 again! We hope that these new arrangements will reassure you of the safety of the event and that you will be keen to put on as great a show as we always have. More details nearer the time. The cost per tree is £16 for non-commercial exhibitors and £30 for commercial enterprises. As usual the tree remains your property after the event. No money will be banked before the opening. To apply for a tree : Please complete the entry form below and return as indicated by Friday 12th November. CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL ST Gregory’s SUDBURY I/We would like to decorate a tree for the Christmas Tree Festival Name.............................................................................................................. Organisation.................................................................................................. Address.......................................................................................................... ....................................................................................................................... Postcode........................................................................................................ Email address................................................................................................ Tel................................................................................................................... Theme/title..................................................................................................... Please return to Roger Green, 62 Friars Street or Sudbury Tourist Information Centre, The Library, Market Hill, Sudbury by Friday 12th November. Please enclose your cheque for £30 (commercial enterprises) or £16 (non-commercial) made payable to The Rotary Club of Sudbury.Please address enquiries to Roger Green on 01787 378698 or via email to Our new season of monthly illustrated talks has begun and is being streamed live via Zoom. The talks are given by experts - you may even recognise some from The Antiques Roadshow, others as broadcasters on Radios 3 and 4 - chosen for their knowledge, presentational skills and entertainment value, on topics ranging from the art of the young Picasso; 20th century glass; to Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. We are a group of people who are interested in and enjoy the arts in general. Our Society is affiliated to the national charity The Arts Society and our aim, through talks and occasional visits, is to broaden our knowledge and enjoyment of the arts in its widest form. Guests are welcome to ‘try us out’ free of charge by emailing: info@ and we will send you a Zoom link for the next lecture:11:00 Tuesday Leonardo da Vinci: Pathfinder of Science. Guy Rooker. 16 November Leonardo said that nature must be his guide and that art was based on scientific understanding of everything depicted. In ‘normal’ times, lectures are held at the Quay Theatre in Sudbury on the 3rd Tuesday in the month at 11:00 from September to the following July. New members are welcome. To discover more about The Arts Society Sudbury, visit: www.

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'AIR' EQUIPMENT CIRCUIT TAKES THE With everyone returning after the summer, where W O R K ,they O U Twere O F Tonce H E Wagain O R K Oallowed UT to play together across the school and not in bubbles our school community has R E G Uand L A Renjoying 1 - 2 - 1 R Eeach V I E Wother’s S re-established itself and the children are interacting company. FREE DIGITAL CLASSES We welcomed Miss Underwood as our new 5/6-year teacher and look forward to her participation in our school life. Mrs Appleby ourP EEarly R S O NYears A L P teacher R O G R A MisM training ES to be a forest school leader and we hope she will be able to provide many EASY, FUN & FRIENDLY stimulating activities for outdoor learning across the school. P A T T E Nwith T I O Nmany At present our breakfast club and after school RE are wellV Iattended BEFOclubs children enjoying a variety of clubs which currently includes Fdrama, art, science, AST RESULTS sports, dance and recorder. Our Friday morning sports club is a good way to start the day. The wildlife area has been completed by our PTA and the children are enjoying the use of the space and the new gazebo. The allotment with the help of parents is being transformed and we look forward to sampling some + produce later in the year. Our active PTA is well supported and enables them to fund activities and resources to enrich our school. Our school is a vibrant space where the children thrive and are offered as many different experiences as possible. We offer an annual activity residential for our Year 5/6 children, we participate in Hadleigh Pyramid sport events and Schools Games within the Ipswich area. The whole school enjoys a trip to the Pantomime along with other enriching field trips to support their learning. Our school is very I R ST L O O R , the 31 support M AR K E TofHthe I L Lcommunity, , SU D B U R Ybusinesses , C O 1 0 2 E Nand much part of village Flife andFenjoys the groups within it. SU D B U R Y @ G Y M O P H O B I C S.C O .U K Our Open Morning We would like to invite perspective parents to join us for an open morning on Monday the 8th November 2021 from 9.00am onwards to view our vibrant school and meet the staff. For further details please contact 01473 658303 or email . Our School website has lots more information and gives you a further insight into our school.




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Liston is just across the river from Long Melford – ideal for a trip out! “Sibarita“ is now prepared to offer to readers the possibility of visiting Sibarita’s warehouse and giving visitors the opportunity to make up their own “gift selections. Sibarita has attractive packaging for gifts on order and they are keeping fingers crossed that they arrive in time. You could even bring your own and Sibarita will help you pack them for delivery to your family and friends. As the olive and grape seasons reach their peak, Sibarita is already looking forward to placing new season’s orders HCN November 21 page form.qxp_Layout 1 21/10/2021 08:05 Page 21 for 2022. Following their initial limited product range, Sibarita is already considering adding new products to its range. They would welcome readers’ suggestions of products that they would like to be available on Sibarita’s website. Tuna and other fish products in cans and jars are a definite possibility. 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When you enter the “new” St Peter’s the plan is that you will have a much larger draft proof lobby, no more west wind blasting its way through the building, and once through the glass lobby doors you will have a larger modern kitchen on your left with access up to a gallery. From the gallery which will stretch across the width of the building you will have a wonderful view over St Peter’s. The gallery itself has been cleverly designed so it is narrower in the middle section, you will hardly see it when you enter the building. Having entered the building and gone to admire the previously hidden fine wooden altar you will turn round to look back at the gallery. This will be perhaps the finest “new” view of the building, you will see the gallery stretching across the width of the building, made almost entirely of wood, floating within the structure of the building, and including a wonderful wooden screen which while modern is still in keeping with its medieval surroundings. But all this is in the future and we all know that things are not quite as straightforward as they used to be what with Brexit, Covid, labour shortages and sky high increases in materials costs. For now the work being carried out in St Peter’s is a little more hum drum, but very very necessary. Medieval buildings do not tend to come with their own plumbing and that is the first part of the project, more water to come in and a large pipe to take toiletty things out. To get pipes into a modern building you need to drill a large hole through the foundations which will have been designed in accordance with modern building regulations. Medieval buildings in contrast generally had footings (which are a shallow type of foundation) whose design was more likely to be based on what worked for a previous project the builders had been involved in. You always worry with a medieval building that the footings will not be thick enough, deep enough or strong enough to take a large hole being drilled (technically the word is cored apparently) through them. Pleased to say that St Peter’s has passed that test – so far so good for the toilets. Next up pipes need to be trenched in across the front of St Peter’s from the manhole cover in front of McColls and then up into St Peter’s. Whenever you are digging close to a medieval building you always need to be aware that any archaeological find will stop the work immediately while the experts are brought in to assess what has been found. This can seriously delay the project, so far though nothing has been discovered. But then the roads and pavements on Market Hill have been laid and re-laid so many times over the centuries that it is likely that any archaeological remains are buried deep down, if they still exist at all. Certainly the archaeological test pits dug in Sudbury in 2014 did indicate that Market Hill was not developed until the start of building St Peter’s sometime in the 14th century. But, onto a more modern question – why have the clockfaces on St Peter’s all stopped at 12 o’clock. This was in fact done deliberately to protect the clock mechanism as the electricity to the building will be cut-off at various times during the construction works and this could damage the rather delicate internal workings of the clock with its four faces. The St Peter’s project would not have happened without the contribution of so many people and local businesses. The Churches Conservation Trust who are managing the project, the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Babergh District Council and the New Anglia Local Enterprise Board who together have funded much of the project. Mackman Group who have provided much needed marketing expertise (and a fine website) , the Friends of St Peter’s who contributed to the funding of the project and who also managed St Peter’s for so many years. It is the people of Sudbury though who made St Peter’s, from the 14th century when it was built to now the 21st century when this project will secure its future. Hilary Spivey, Friends of St Peter’s. Written in collaboration with Allison Burke of the Churches Conservation Trust to whom many thanks but all errors and omissions are mine. Photographs are copyright Churches Conservation Trust..

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Sudbury Community Christmas Lunch We are very pleased to be able to return to The Masonic Hall this year for our Christmas day Community lunch. This lunch project was started 18 years ago to support those that would normally be alone on Christmas day, since then due to many reasons it has grown to include couple and families that may be struggling and home deliveries to the housebound. It’s always a joyous day with lots of good food, laughter and fun. We serve a traditional Christmas lunch/vegetarian Christmas lunch and other dietary needs can be met on request. The lunch is open to everyone. Transport can be arranged for those that need it, kindly provided by Go Start and wonderful volunteers. The lunch is funded by generous donations from Waitrose, various Masonic lodges, The Freemans Trust, The Mary Brown fund and the community. We are also fortunate in the support we receive from local traders especially Coleman’s Butchers and Angelo Smith’s Jewellers North Street Sudbury. There is no cost to those attending the lunch, you are our guests. Venue: Masonic Hall North Street Sudbury Date: 25th December 2021 Time: 12.30 for 1p.m. To book or for more details contact Teresa 01787311558 or email

News from The Christopher Centre: This month the focus is on our health and well being groups. We are very pleased to welcome back the diabetic eye screening programme to The Christopher Centre. They will be with us from October until mid November, after a break they will return in March. It’s always interesting talking to the patients about their experiences of when the Centre was the notorious Christopher pub or about former businesses that they remember in town from years gone by. We have two chair-based yoga classes at the Centre. The Otago class with Chris on a Tuesday, a chair-based exercise programme which promotes strength and balance. It is suitable for everyone and also has a social aspect. Karen’s chair yoga class is on Wednesdays. Karen looks at the spiritual and well as the physical side of well being. Again, this class has a social aspect. Alison’s Weigh and Chat group also meets on a Wednesday. A very lively group. Lots of advice on weight loss and all aspects of dietary needs. Alison has many years of experience working for weight watchers. The Leonard Cheshire Trust is part of the Opportunity Suffolk programme to help those over 24yrs to get back into work. Julia is at the Centre every Wednesday. To qualify for this programme, you must have been out of work for 6mths, accessing services in Suffolk and have a disability or longterm health problem. Julia will help build your confidence and offer on going support. See contact details for self referral The Art and Craft group on Thursdays is a very friendly and welcoming group. The group aims to promote good mental health using art and craft to bring out creativity through many different mediums. No previous experience needed. Karoline will offer ideas and guidance but it’s up to individuals to explore and create their own projects. Contacts and group details: Otago: contact Chris 07970626978. Meets every Tuesday 12,45 to 1.45 Chair yoga: contact Karen 07967705915 Meets every Wednesday 10.30 to 11.30 Weigh and Chat: contact Alison 07742292274 Meets every Wednesday 9.30 to 10.30 Leonard Cheshire Trust: contact Julia 07826943018 Every Wednesday from 9 a.m. Arts and craft: contact Karoline 07850883373 Meets every Thursday 10a.m to 12p.m. Other support groups that regularly meet are: AA (Alcoholic Anonymous) every Sunday from 11a.m to need to book just come along. N.A.(Narcotics Anonymous) every Saturday 6.15 to 8.15 no need to book just come along. National Childbirth Trust do various parenting courses at The Christopher Centre. For dates and times check out their website: or call the enquiry line 03003300700. If you are looking for a room to hire for a health and well being group, including counselling please contact us 01787 313914 or email our rates are very reasonable. Teresa Bishop Centre Manager.

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It has been 5 months since I was elected on Suffolk County Council to represent Sudbury, I am incredibly proud to have been chosen by the people of Sudbury to be your representative. I have been working my hardest to get things done for Sudbury and have focused a lot of my attention on the roads, green open spaces and young people. The full town council holds a meeting every month where I share my report with them, I have been uploading these onto my Facebook page ‘Councillor Carter’ and you can read through them there. However, I would like to share with you a summary of my October report. On the 20/09/2021 SCC publicly apologised for their short fallings regarding an independent SEND review, 500 parents and carers of children and young people with SEND were horrified to read SCC views. As the opposition we were briefed on the matter hours after the press were even though there was sufficient time before hand. Having read the review and action plan there are issues which need answering now, not in December. My group and I asked for an emergency meeting to go through the report and Action Plan but this was denied, the next meeting is to take place on 9/12/2021 However, as a mother of a SEND child, I will not let this go lightly. I am encouraging any families going through any SEND / EHCP related issues to get in touch and I will support you where I can. I would like to remind residents and that If they are having highway related issues these can be reported through the online SCC highways reporting tool or you can contact me directly and I will report them on your behalf. I’ve had potholes filled in Queens Road, Siam Place and more. A town centre bollard has been replaced and a new bollard has been ordered for Burkitts Lane. SID’s (Speed Indicator Devices) have been placed along Newton Road, Melford Road and Cross Street with one due to go up in Cats Lane, these will record speed limits so I can then prove that speed reductions are needed and get something done. I have requested one for Ballingdon Street and Gainsborough Street. SCC has funded grants to Sudbury charities such as the Kernos Centre and The Porch Project. The Phoenix Centre has been working towards transiting to a family hub and I will meet with them next month. I hold regular surgeries on Sudbury Market on the 2nd Thursday of every month between 9am and 3pm, If you want to meet in person but cannot make this please get in touch and we will arrange a time to suit you. Lastly If you would like some funding to go towards a community group / project, please get in touch to see how I can help. You can contact me by email:, telephone: 07955 434 411 or find me on Twitter or Facebook ‘Councillor Carter’

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With garden picnics now fading into memory, Sudbury Rotarians still took the opportunity to get some fresh air – and gentle exercise! - when they met for a ramble around Long Melford, ending with a pub lunch at The Hare on 25 October. They also got even more gentle(?) exercise by planting thousands of purple crocuses in the area of the War Memorial near St Gregory’s Church and distributed bags of crocus corms to local schools with an explanation of the ‘End Polio’ campaign and how important the worldwide ‘Purple for Polio’ initiative is in eradicating this deadly disease across the developing world. Rotary members have been meeting at The Mill Hotel since September and have enjoyed each other’s company again, after such a long, enforced break from face-to-face lunches. The Club has also set up hybrid arrangements so that anyone who cannot get to the Mill can join Experience the meetings on line. On 1 November, Roger Green (Club Secretary) will be speaking about the History of Sudbury, on 15 November it will be Darren Couchman telling us more about the Robin Cancer Trust; on 22 there will be a social event and on 26 November Club members will be involved in the Christmas Fair and Lights Switch-on in Sudbury. Sudbury Rotary has recently sponsored the Sudbury in Bloom planters opposite The Library. The Club will also be working with the Town Council and sponsoring a specially created ‘snowman’ as part of the Christmas decorations in the town, which members will have painted and decorated. Plans are now well-advanced for the Christmas Tree Festival, to take place in St Gregory’s Church. Organisations are invited to contact the Club to book a tree and decorate this on June text.qxp_Layout 1 06/05/2021 11:11 Page 20 Monday 6 December. (Editor: see entry form on page 5.) The Festival will open on Tuesday 7 December and run until Saturday 11 December. Whilst the venue will be different (now that St Peter’s has closed for refurbishment), the same magical feel will no doubt be created, with dozens of trees individually decorated and lit. President Gloria Woods Sudbury Rotary members continue to put admiring the planters sponsored by Sudbury Rotary ‘service before self’, not only fund-raising to support local charities but offering their time helping with events and projects within the community. Rotarians are ordinary people working together to actively change lives locally and internationally. Why not join us, and give some of your time, energy and enthusiasm to help your community and make new and lasting friendships? You will be most welcome. To find out more, please visit our website: www.sudburyrotary. com, email or leave a message on the Club telephone (07341 290415)

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Yarn Worx Have you visited our yarn shop yet? We are located on the industrial estate in Hadleigh which means we have plenty of free parking. Since opening we have had lots of customers visit us from far and wide. On the same day recently we had one customer come from Devon and another from Milton Keynes. Our first Learn to Knit course was a roaring success with 7 people attending. Each of them had a very enjoyable day and went away with lots of goodies and some newly learnt skills. We are busy planning lots of new classes for the new year and will soon have a dedicated page on our website ( with all of the details. With Christmas fast approaching we are busy putting together some new gifts for the knitter or crocheter in your life. We will also shortly be launching this year’s Christmas Eve Box. Do pay us a visit to grab one of these! Thank you to everyone that has dropped in to see us so far. It has been fantastic to see the reaction from customers when they first see our wall of colour at the back of the shop. A reminder that our knit groups take place on a Tuesday evening from 7pm to 9pm and on a Thursday morning from 10am to 1pm. Entrance is charged at £4 which covers tea, coffee and cake. This is refunded against any purchase of £10 or more.

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Suffolk’s Greatest Gig! 50 years after the legendary Led Zeppelin concert at St. Matthew’s Baths in Ipswich, often described as “Suffolk’s Greatest Gig” a limited-edition poster featuring photographs taken at the concert has been published, with the profits going to the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices. Sudbury Library – Thursday 4th November from 9.30am The pictures were taken by Nigel Rea, who at the time was working as a director/cameraman for BoultonDo you have based 6 hours spare per week and are interested in in because there were rumours that Led at to Hadleigh. “I remember smuggling my camera Hawker Films gaining new skills in a friendly environment? Zeppelin’s manager had been confiscating cameras and putting them in a bucket of water. The negatives Sudbury in & my District Citizens Advice looking for volunteers remained attic for nearly 30 yearsisuntil a bootleg of the concert was discovered which put the gig in the to train as Advisers help us deliver services. Nobefore.” prior spotlight. Some of theto pictures have neverour been published experience fullfrom training and support given. The band hadnecessary, just returned touring Japan and the USAWe and came to Ipswich to fulfil a long-standing welcome applications from all sections of our community booking in support of their 4th album. Described as a very intimate gig, the swimming pool had been boarded and are committed to equality and diversity. over and the pictures show just how small the stage was for one of the world’s biggest bands. You’ll gain skillsatand experiences thatthe could enhance yourPage CV, playing the The band arenew depicted various stages during concert with Jimmy a double-necked Gibson guitar and later playing his guitar with a violin bow. There opportunity to meet you’ll be helping our clients overcome is also an acoustic setnew withpeople, the bandand members sitting at the front of the stage with the audience standing within touching distance of the rock legends. the problems they face and making a real difference to their lives. The poster also has the set list from the night which changed from gig to gig. The 15 songs promoting their 4th album included the first outings of Stairway to Heaven, We’re registered charity providing people free Pole. information and two verya rare encore performances of Weekend andwith Gallows advice to help them solve their benefits, debt, employment, and other This limited-edition poster costs £20 and will be available from Keith Avis in Hadleigh from 5th November with profits donated to EACH. problems.

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Garden centre owner publishes book to highlight how plants and nature can aid recovery from depression and illness Hannah Powell suffered burn out and was diagnosed with a Functional Neurological Disorder in 2009. She has now published a book called The Cactus Surgeon: Using Nature to Fix A Faulty Brain. It’s a nature and health memoir which explores the possible reasons for Hannah’s burnout and investigates her connection with Mother Nature. It’s a book of mindful moments, savouring the small wonders of flora and fauna. Cactus Surgeon was her dream career when she was six. Hannah Powell, Communications & HR Director for Perrywood Garden Centres, says: “My Functional Disorder meant I would twitch and jerk in response to sound or touch. I looked like a peculiar air drummer with no rhythm. There was no information available to help me, so I found my own way to get better. “Growing up in a garden centre, my childhood was full of nature and plants. This was in stark contrast to the concrete of London, where I became unwell. After seeking alternative therapies and moving back to the countryside, I began to feel myself again. My ‘green recovery’ followed. I believe we all benefit from having mindful moments, and this can easily be done by savouring the small wonders of nature around us. “I wrote the book primarily to help others. I want to raise awareness of functional neurological disorders and I’ve found that every time I open up and tell my story it encourages somebody else to ask for help.” Functional Neurological Disorders affect one in three people attending neurology outpatient in clinics. Yet, it is Colchester not something or thatIpswich most people Showrooms Hadleigh, have heard of. They can affect anyone. The diagnosis covers a range of difficulties in how the body works, including paralysis, seizures, pain, anxiety and difficulty speaking. The book is available to buy via Hannah’s website www.thecactussurgeon. com, at Perrywood Tiptree and Perrywood Sudbury, through independent book shops including Red Lion Books in Colchester, via e-book providers and on Amazon. Hannah can be contacted via for bulk orders.

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My energy supplier recently went under and the new tariff I’ve been put on is far more than I used to pay. I’ve heard energy prices are set to rise further and I’m just not sure I can afford it. What help can I get, or small changes can I make around my home to help save some money this winter? The cost of energy is very high at the moment and it’s causing many people to worry. Normally we would suggest switching to a better deal, but the situation is very difficult at the moment and there aren’t a lot of good deals out there. However, there are still other small ways you can keep your bills down. Little everyday things can help, such as making sure televisions and other electronic devices are switched off and not left on standby; washing clothes on a lower temperature; and only filling the kettle with the water you need. Turning down your main thermostat by 1 degree can save you around £60 on your energy bill. Spending one minute less in the shower each day could save a family of four £75 a year on energy and water bills. The Government’s Simple Energy website has more tips like this. You’re right in another way about bills going through the roof- and the walls. One way of cutting costs in the long run is to invest in good insulation if you can afford to. If you’re renting, ask your landlord to do this. You may be able to get financial support to help insulate your home under the Energy Company Obligation scheme uk/environmental-and-social-schemes/energy-company-obligationeco Contact your energy supplier for more information. If you’re in a household that’s not connected to the gas grid you may also be able to receive help under the Home Upgrade Grant Scheme through your local authority. There’s some financial support available for paying your energy bills, depending on your situation. For example, if you’re a pensioner with a low income or receive Universal Credit or other means-tested benefits, you may be entitled to the Warm Home Discount. This gives you £140 a year towards your bills. Check the Government website to find out if you can claim it. The Government recently announced a £500m fund to support households this winter so keep a look out for announcements about how this could help you. In England, it will be distributed by Local Authorities. Remember you can always call our consumer helpline on 0808 2231133 for free advice about your energy costs and staying warm this winter. Alternatively, contact us via email at or by using the contact facility on our website


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Holistic Wednesdays at the exploringU centre for well being. Just Talk Mind and Body JustTalk2019, a counselling service based in Sudbury, is excited to launch its new initiative of Holistic Wednesdays, Just Talk Mind & Body. Over the past year and a half, the country has been in the midst of a pandemic which has taken its toll on not only the physical health but also the mental health of both children and adults. Just Talk 2019 is a non profit making arm of ExploringU Counselling, and provides affordable counselling for those who cannot afford to pay the usual hourly rates of a qualified counsellor. It does this by offering sessions with trainee counsellors, therefore also supporting a new generation of counsellors starting out in this crucial area. Just Talk 2019, relies on donations to its bridge fund in order to be able to subsidise the counselling provided to those who desperately need it. Some of the trainee counsellors and their families have recently held sponsored walks to help raise money to keep this vital service going. JustTalk2019 are now expanding their service to also include holistic treatments for disabled and able bodied people, offering full body massage, facials, Indian head massage, deep tissue massage, reiki and hot stones massage. The experienced therapist will be using natural plant-based products that are also vegan friendly and will be providing treatments on Wednesdays at the ExploringU Centre for Well Being in Sudbury. When she began Just Talk 2019, CEO Glenda Roberts did so with the philosophy of Ubuntu which has the idea of community at the heart of it. Part of the money raised from the treatments will be donated to the Bridge Fund and so whilst using this service people will also be supporting the mental health of the local community. In launching this new venture, Glenda hopes to provide complete care for both mind and body whilst helping the community to care for each other by making sure mental health care is available for all. Book your treatments via our online portal mind-body-treatments If you would like to learn more about JustTalk2019, access counselling, book treatments or donate to the Bridge Fund, then please visit or call 0330 1200279 Written By Vicky Godfrey (Trainee Counsellor with JustTalk)

Hello from Sudbury Library We hope you’re all staying well and keeping warm during these chillier days. Covid rules have been relaxed but we are being encouraged to remain vigilant. The staff here are still wearing face coverings in the library and we ask politely that our customers do the same. We have the NHS QR code available at the front door and the sanitizer is still there for use before you enter the building. Most of our groups have now been reintroduced and we can now offer Toptime on a Tuesday afternoon at 2.30pm and Wordplay story-telling, songs and rhymes for our smallest customers on a Thursday morning at 10.30am. We have our Play sessions immediately afterwards till midday. Toptime is a social group for adults and we have a range of activities and events, including a book group, in place. We have two speakers booked for the end of November and we’ll be promoting these individually nearer the time. Call into the library or look us up on social media or our website for more details. On top of that Lego club has restarted and you can call in on a Saturday afternoon to join in with this activity at 2.30pm. This costs just 50p per child. We have also reinstated our free activities on our Sunday Fundays. Don’t forget to call in during half term, when we’ll have activity packs for sale at £2.00 each, plus colouring sheets and an Alice in Wonderland themed wall in our children’s library. A new free group has been set up for youngsters who want to join a Book Group. Our first meeting was held on Saturday October 16th and went very well. If you’d like to join the book group, call in with your library card and ask the staff for a copy of the book. Our first title is Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief and we’ll be meeting on 13th November to chat about this and get a copy of the next book. Don’t forget, our colleagues at Babergh Customer Access Point are here on a Monday and Thursday for face-to-face advice and you can call to make an appointment on 0300 1234000. Their e-mail address is customer. You can also purchase your charity Christmas Cards from our colleagues at Cards for Good Causes who will be here in the library towards the end of October, throughout November and into December. Our current opening hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sundays and we can offer you browsing, printing, photocopying, scanning to e-mail and use of our computers. You can still use all our on-line services. We can be found in the usual places:- We are also on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. See you all soon, Andrea

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Perrywood Garden Centre is always looking for more ways to help their team improve their physical and mental wellbeing. Perimenopause and menopause can traditionally be unspoken topics in the workplace, with many suffering symptoms ranging from heart palpitations and hot flushes to brain fog and difficulty in concentrating. Celebrities including Davina McCall and Mariella Frostrup have been working hard to make a change, and with this in mind, Hannah (Communication and HR Director) sourced ‘Preparing for the Perimenopause and Menopause’ by Dr. Louise Newson from local independent book shop, Red Lion Books in Colchester. Hannah says, “It’s the best book I have come across on this subject, which affects so many women. It gives some really clear information about how to liaise with your GP if you have symptoms, to ensure you get the care and solutions you need. Dr. Louise Newson works at a menopause clinic so she really knows what she is talking about. “At Perrywood we offer women suffering symptoms a wide range of support including an employee assistance helpline and access to therapies like CBT, workplace adjustments and the opportunity to come together and chat about their experiences. We hope that by talking about this as an organisation we can make sure that anyone who needs our support feels they can come and ask for it.” Books were offered to Tiptree and Sudbury team members interested in ‘taking charge’ of their menopause journey, or who wanted a copy for a family member. Forty out of 200 colleagues have taken home a copy.

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Wednesday 10th November 8 pm £18 An artist with a strong reputation for innovation, Alina’s Hip Harp project creates a unique sound on the instrument with electronics and loop pedals, supported by a quartet of top-notch musicians. Through a combination of original works and covers, Alina pays homage to some of jazz, funk and Hip Hop’s greatest innovators, drawing from a variety of influences from Dorothy Ashby’s ‘Afroharping’, Alice Coltrane’s spiritual outputs and Sun Ra’s free-form jazz experimentation, to 90s Triphop and Kuti-esque Afrobeat rhythms.

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Wednesday 24th November 8 pm £16 Art Themen is one of the UK’s most respected musicians; this exciting and inventive saxophonist has been a much beloved fixture on the British jazz scene for over 50 years. During his illustrious career, Art has performed with Michael Garrick, Ian Carr and Graham Collier, and toured with visiting US musicians, including Philly Joe Jones, George Coleman. Al Haig, Bud Shank, Nat Adderley and Arturo Sandoval to mention but a few. Tickets via Box Office: 01787 211865; WeGotTickets (booking fee applies); on the door (sorry, no debit/credit cards - cash or cheque only)


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The Hive Community Hub – key handover ceremony Local charity Hive is delighted to report that, after several years of fundraising, they now own the former Christ Church URC in School Street, Sudbury. Chair of Hive, Shirley Moore and trustee Gareth Cole signed the contract of ownership in late September and a ceremony took place on Tuesday, October 26, when Chair of the East of England Synod Trustees, Mr Andrew East, handed-over the keys to the building. Mr East stated: “Following the closure of the Sudbury United Reformed Church, the URC Trust (the legal owner of the church building after the closure) is delighted that the building has been purchased by HIVE, thereby ensuring it remains available for community use to the benefit of the town.” Mr East was joined by Andrea Pittock, Head of Grant Programmes at Suffolk Community Foundation, through which major funding towards the project has been donated. Work on the building has been underway since the purchase was completed on 1 October, clearing overgrown vegetation, reconnecting electrics, gas and water and preparing the building for use. Local residents have already commented on how pleased they are that the spire light has been switched on again. The Hive board of trustees are grateful to electrician Jerry Maynard for donating his time to reconnect the electrics to make this possible. The trustees have worked hard to get the building ready, so that it can be used by various local community and voluntary groups as quickly as possible. There are also new signs around the building which state ‘Hive Community Hub’. The new Hive Hub will offer medium to large sized rooms for hire to a number of groups, including those which used the building before its closure at the end of 2017. Some groups have already confirmed their bookings of Friars Hall and meeting rooms, and others are pencilled into the diary. Most recently, the project has been supported by the East of England Coop, from their Co-op Community Cares Fund, although more fund-raising will be needed to deal with repairs and renovations over time. There are ambitious plans for the future of the Hive Community Hub, and a formal opening ceremony, to which all funders will be invited, will take place in late November. An ‘open day’ inviting local people to look around the building and see what is has to offer is also planned.

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