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Community News

April 2011

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FATHER & SON TREK TO THE NORTH POLE They have just returned from a training expedition in Northern Finland. They spent three days in extremely cold conditions, averaging -20 degrees, practicing the daily routine of sled pulling, camp assembly, boiling snow and ice for cooking and drinking as well as Arctic ablutions! He was also lucky enough to see a brilliant curtain display of the Northern Lights! In this country, Edward and Nick have been busy training by pulling tyres kindly provided by Hadleigh Tyres, so, if you see either of them on the roads or footpaths of Suffolk please give them a hoot of support!

Edward Bonnar has just turned 20 and decided to mark the occasion by doing something special a challenge of a lifetime. On Thursday 8th April he will get up early and walk to the North Pole! Edward and his father, Nick, are part of a four man team under the guidance of an 8 time polar conqueror are walking from Ice Station Barneo, temporarily situated at 89 degrees north, to the geographical North Pole. They have 13 days on the moving ice drift that makes up the polar mass to attempt the 160km trip.

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Forthcoming Dates for your Diary Every Tuesday morning (term time only) Hadleigh Craft Club at URC Hall (Ansell Centre), Hadleigh from 9.40am-12pm SYDNEY BROWN COURT Coffee Morning Every Monday 10.00am 12.00 - Why not pop in for a cup of coffee or tea and make new friends. Friday 1st April 12.15pm Ansell Lunch Club, Ansell Centre Saturday 2nd April The Friends of St. Mary’s Church present an evening with ‘The Untapped Writers’. Tickets £7 includes wine & nibbles available from The Parish Office and The Idler Bookshop. Sunday 3rd April 10.30am Mothering Sunday Service, Ansell Centre, 7.00pm Inspired Youth Music Group, Hadleigh URC Monday 4th April 7:30pm FREE La Bella Ladies' Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate! Night at Hadleigh Baptist Church. All Welcome! For more info please contact Danielle on 07773 674661. Tuesday 5th April 10.00-11.30am Come in for Coffee - Hadleigh URC, Community Room, 10.00-11.30am Church open for Prayer - Hadleigh URC Wednesday 6th April 7.00pm Churches Together Worship Group, Salvation Army, 7.30pm Churches Together Lent Study, Salvation Army Thursday 7th April 9.00 -11am Toddler Group - Hadleigh URC, Community Room, 12 noon Churches Together Lent Study, Salvation Army Saturday 9th April 2.00-4.00pm Scrabble - Hadleigh URC, Community Room Sunday 10th April 6.30pm Modern Worship Service, Ansell Centre Monday 11th April 7.30pm HADLEIGH AND DISTRICT GARDEN CLUB. Meeting in the Community Room at the rear of the United Reformed Church access from Duke Street. An illustrated talk on “The Life of Alan Bloom” by Jaime Blake (Head Gardener at Bressingham). Members £1, visitors £2 includes refreshments. Tuesday 12th April 10.00-11.30am Come in for Coffee - Hadleigh URC, Community Room, 10.00-11.30am Church open for Prayer - Hadleigh URC Tuesday 12th April 7.30pm Hadleigh & District Flower Club meeting at Beaumont School, Hadleigh. A flower arranging demonstration by Ms Eve Regelous from Witham “A Year in the Life of an Event Organiser”. Members practise piece is an arrangement which includes an egg cup. Members £1.50, visitors £4 includes refreshments. Tuesday 12th April 2.15-3:30 pm Women's Group at Hadleigh Baptist Church, George St. with Major Mary Hartley speaking. Wednesday 13th April 7.00pm Churches Together Forum, Salvation Army, 7.30pm Churches Together Lent Study, Salvation Army Thursday 14th April 9.45-11.45am Encounter – Holy Week, Hadleigh URC, 10am-2pm Children’s Easter Crafts, Ansell Centre (827895), 12 noon Churches Together Lent Study, Salvation Army, 7.00-9.00pm Encounter – Holy Week, Hadleigh URC Saturday 16th April 2.00-4.00pm Scrabble - Hadleigh URC, Community Room Sunday 17th April 7.00pm Inspired Youth Music Group, Hadleigh URC Tuesday 19th April 10.00-11.30am Come in for Coffee - Hadleigh URC, Community Room, 10.00-11.30am Church open for Prayer - Hadleigh URC Tuesday 19th April 7.30 pm HADLEIGH EVENING WOMENS INSTITUTE meeting in the Seminar Suite above the Library, High Street, Hadleigh. A talk by Jackie Marshall Ward “My Gran had One of These”.

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The competition is “My Gran had This!” Visitors welcome, no charge for first visit. Wednesday 20th April 12.15pm Wednesday Lunch Club, Ansell Centre Friday 22nd April 10.45am Churches Together Good Friday Walk of Witness Sunday 24th April 5.40am Easter Sunrise Service, Constitution Hill, 9.00am Easter Breakfast, Ansell Centre (827895), 10.30am All Age Easter Celebration, Hadleigh URC Tuesday 26th April 10.00-11.30am Come in for Coffee - Hadleigh URC, Community Room, 10.00-11.30am Church open for Prayer - Hadleigh URC Tuesday 26th April 2.15-3:30 pm Women's Group at Hadleigh Baptist Church, George St. with Mrs. Peggy Munford as speaker. Wednesday 27th April 8.00pm What do you think?, The George Thursday 28th April 9.00 -11am Toddler Group - Hadleigh URC, Community Room Thursday 28th April Fidelis Monthly Meeting: - 7.30 pm, URC Community Room. “Clarice Cliff” talk by expert Robin Stone. Secretary ~ Barbara Tryon 01473 824 417. Saturday 30th April 2.00-4.00pm Scrabble - Hadleigh URC, Community Room



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A generous sized terraced bungalow situated in this sought after village and presented in excellent order throughout. Viewing internally is highly recommended to fully appreciate the accommodation on offer. 2 Bedrooms, Lounge / Diner, Conservatory, Double Glazing, Off Road Parking, Views Over Open Countryside

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Taylor & Sons are pleased to offer this interesting semi detached house situated on the edge of Hadleigh. The property forms part of what used to be a flour mill dating back to the early 1800's, steeped in history with character and many exposed timbers. 3 Bedrooms, Lounge / Diner, Gas Fired Central Heating, Secluded Rear Garden, Off Road Parking, Non Estate Position

Believed to be of Victorian origin, this pretty terraced cottage is presented to good order and offers surprisingly spacious accommodation. The property enjoys a secluded terrace and mature rear garden with countryside views. 2 Bedrooms, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Gas Fired Central Heating, Enclosed Rear Garden, Countryside Views At Rear





An extended and much improved 1970's built detached house situated in a quiet cul de sac in this sought after village location. Having been maintained to an excellent standard an early inspection is highly recommended. 4 Bedrooms, 3 Receptions, Oil Fired Central Heating, Double Glazing, Downstairs Shower Room, Utility Room, Garage, Parking

An immaculately presented detached house situated in this popular village. The property has been maintained and decorated to a high standard, enjoys a non estate location and further benefits from a private west facing rear garden. 3 Bedrooms, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Gas Fired Central Heating, Double Glazing, Garage, Carport, Off Road Parking





Thought to be of Victorian origin, this detached cottage is arranged over 3 floors to provide good size flexible living accommodation. The property boasts much character and must be viewed internally to be fully appreciated. 2 Bedrooms, 2 Receptions, Kitchen / Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Gas Fired Central Heating, Part Double Glazing

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A well presented end of terrace ex local authority house situated within easy reach of Hadleigh town centre. The property has been maintained and decorated to a high standard throughout. 2 Bedrooms, Sitting Room, Kitchen/Diner, Sun Room, Rear Garden, Garage En Bloc

Taylor & Sons are pleased to offer this detached house located a short distance from Hadleigh High Street and all its amenities. An interesting property with the benefit of an additional building plot (more information available at office). 3 Bedrooms, 2 Receptions, Downstairs Cloakroom, GFCH, Allocated Off Road Parking, Building Plot Additional £59,000



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As the hayfever season draws near I felt it might be helpful to provide you with information on what causes it and how to obtain relief from some of the symptoms. Hayfever is an allergy caused by the body making antibodies to certain triggers, such as pollen. Once the body has made the antibodies , the next time you’re in contact with the pollen , chemicals including histamine are released which produce the symptoms of hayfever. These symptoms usually include sneezing , itchy, watery eyes and a runny nose. The amount of pollen in the air will affect how bad your hayfever is. There’s likely to be more pollen in the air on hot dry days than on cool, damp or rainy days. Avoiding exposure to pollen is the best way to reduce the allergic symptoms associated with hayfever. The following tips can help in reducing your exposure: • Don’t sleep with your windows open • Don’t drive a car with the windows open • Avoid flowers in the house • Don’t cut the grass on hot sunny days • Don’t live next door to a neighbour who cuts grass on hot sunny days! • Wear wraparound sunglasses • Stay indoors when the pollen count is high • Put Vaseline on the lining of the nose to trap some of the pollen • Avoid exposure to other allergens such as pet fur, cigarette smoke, insect sprays and car exhaust fumes. However, 1 appreciate that most of you cannot live your lives not doing some of these things. Why should you? You want to lead a normal life too. To help you do just that there are a variety of treatments available at Mill Pharmacy which can provide relief for some of these symptoms. • Antihistamines. These include Piriton, Loratidine , Cetirizine, and Benadryl. The older anti-histamines such as Piriton cause drowsiness but the newer ones are non-drowsy and have an excellent safety profile. These can provide general relief for all the symptoms and we will be able to recommend one that is safe for you to use. • Anti-allergic eye drops. These include drops such as Opticrom, Optrex anti-allergy eye drops and Otrivine-Antistin eye drops. These are good if its your eyes that are mainly affected. • Steroid sprays such as Beconase and Flixonase. These are very effective for nose and eye symptoms and as they are only used topically the risk of steroid-associated side-effects is negligible. • Decongestents in spray and tablet form can provide relief for a stuffy nose but are not always suitable for everyone. It is best to speak to us before you purchase these to ensure they are appropriate for you. So, as you can see, there is life after hayfever and you do not have to walk around with a goldfish bowl over your head. If your hayfever is really that bad and are confused about what treatment is the most suitable for you then what you need to do is come and speak to one of our Pharmacists and they will be able to advise you on the best remedy for you. They will also be able to tell you if you can take it with the rest of your prescription medication. So don’t suffer in silence – come and ask for advice and get your life back. *Taj West is the superintendent pharmacist at Mill Pharmacy located within the Hadleigh Health Centre.

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Father & son trek to the North Pole Aside from the gruelling journey itself, the ice drift, polar bears, temperature ranges of -15 to -40 degrees, 24 hours of daylight and the ever-present threat of actually falling in the freezing water, there is a serious matter of raising some money for charity – hopefully that's where you can help. Edward is raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support and Help for Heroes. They are charities he has chosen because they have done so much for people close to him Macmillan for the care received by his grandfather before he died last year and Help for Heroes through his involvement with the OTC at Manchester University and his ambition to join the army. Please make a donation – either via the web links below to both his Help for Heroes and Macmillan 'just giving' pages; Or cheques made payable to ‘Macmillan Cancer Support’ or ‘Help for Heroes’ can be sent to Edward please contact him on 07908697424 for details of where to send them. For photos and expedition updates please see his internet page:


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Easter Competition Fun in Hadleigh Children in Hadleigh are invited to take part in a ‘Spot the Window’ competition with a difference, and have a chance to win a delicious Easter Egg courtesy of Ipswich Building Society. From Monday 11 April – Monday 18 April twelve businesses in Hadleigh will be placing an ‘unusual object’ in their window for youngsters to identify. Open to children up to 15 years of age, entry forms are available from Ipswich Building Society at 94 High Street. Entrants are asked to return the form by 5pm on Monday 18 April when all correct entries will be entered into the draw for an Easter Egg. Chloe Brown, Assistant Branch Manager, commented “we’d like to thank the participating businesses for their support. These are Les Hymas, Keith Avis, Tatty Broyds, Partridges Farm Shop, Partridges Ironmongers, The Hair Lounge, The Jolly Meat Company, Sweet Memories, Adnams Kitchen & Cellar, Hadleigh Pet Shop and Gunthrum’s.”


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Easter Craft and Food Fair The Hadleigh Entertainments committee is proud to again present the Easter Craft and Food Fair on Sunday 10th April at the Town Hall Complex in the Market Place just off the High Street in Hadleigh. This annual Craft and Food Fair, which is open from 10am until 4pm, is the place to go to see lots of locally made goodies, with over 50 exhibitors will be offering their wares, many of which are hand-made and unique. The Easter Craft and Food Fair is spread throughout several rooms at the Town Hall Complex, with about thirty crafter’s selling anything from wooden toys, home-made cards, jewellery, glass wear, knitwear and lots, lots more in the Grand Hall. In the Old Town Hall you will find about another fifteen craft stalls, with more local crafts people, all of which will be happy to talk to you about their products. Once you have spent time wandering around the many craft stalls, you can make your way to the Food Hall. Here you will find locally made preserves, cakes, sweets, spicy foods plus lots more. Many of the stalls in the food hall offer the chance for you to ‘try before you buy’ so you may find something new and tasty to enjoy! The Dining Room on the lower floor will be open throughout the day, giving you a chance to take a break from shopping with a cup of tea and a slice of yummy cake! So if you’re looking for something to do this April, be sure to visit the Easter Craft and Food Fair, where you can explore what this area’s producers have to offer all in the historic surroundings of Hadleigh. Entrance to the Easter Craft and Food Fair cost just £1 with a 50p charge for wheelchair users as there is limited disabled access due to the buildings historic nature. All money raised goes towards future events put on by the Hadleigh Town Forums Entertainments Committee. For more details please visit

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Daisy Chain - Announcement Hadleigh Interiors & Daisy Chain


Daisy Chain has been a success story regarding the amount of money it has been able to offer Hadleigh charities and support groups. None of which would happen without the continued patronage of our customers. Looking to the future with how we can help the community further we have decided to open during May the second floor of our shop for the sale of soft home furnishings, run on the same principle as Daisy Chain clothing, this being a 60/40 split on the sale price. Curtains, throws, cushion covers, door stops will be on display, with the intention of increasing the range over time. Pre-owned soft furnishings offered for sale will be of good quality and condition. With this in mind we warmly invite anyone to contact us with curtains and general soft furnishings who would like to sell through the shop. We cannot guarantee to accept for sale everything as quality and condition is the key to attracting purchasing customers. Selling alongside the pre-owned and exchanged furnishings and in order to offer a more varied, interesting shopping environment, we would like to meet enthusiastic hobbyists who produce home interior products and would like to showcase and sell their work. The arrangement for such would be 60/40 split of the sale price. We look forward to welcoming new and present customers at Daisy Chain 20 High Street Hadleigh. For further information please contact: Julie: 07545 908 605

Hadleigh’s Foootpath Volunteers April Walk

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Our walk this month is 10 miles in length. We will leave St Mary’s school at 10am, on Saturday 16th April. The walk will be to Great Wenham via Durrants Farm, Cobbolds Farm, Ramsey Wood, Hintlesham Little Wood, Bradfields, White Ladies, Vauxhall Cottages, Binnys Wood and Coopers Corner. We will return to Hadleigh via Raydon Airfield, Raydon Hall Farm, Raydon Great Wood, Broom Hill and the Railway Walk, arriving back at St Mary’s School about 2.30pm. Everybody are welcome on our walks, children and dogs included. To cater for all abilities of walkers we have decided this year to alternate our monthly walks, one month about 5 to 7 miles, and the next month 10 to 12 miles. Further information regarding our walks, and the other activities of the footpath volunteers please contact David Warner, Hadleigh’s footpath warden on 01473 823156, or 07749732941. Saturday 9th April we will have our next scheduled monthly footpath maintenance working party. If you would like to join us you would be very welcome. Please contact David Warner for start time and location.

Hadleigh Naturalists’ Society Invite you to a

SPRING FAYRE Saturday 16th April from 10 am - 12 noon Ansell Community Centre Stalls, Cakes, Plants etc, Coffee, Raffle Display of Wildlife Water Colours Proceeds in aid of Nature

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Tanks to fill not kill


Fidelis Group with Woollies with a Mission for Tools with a Mission* After several busy months the Fidelis project,WAM for TWAM*, came to an end. One very cold morning the ladies set aside their knitting needles to deliver the results of their effort, over 50 tank tops, to the TWAM HQ in Ipswich. Volunteer, Martin Humphries, was delighted to receive the brightly coloured jumpers and thanked the group for their useful contribution. A tour of the vast premises revealed an unexpected Aladdin’s Cave of donated items plus a dedicated band of volunteers making the ‘tools’ fit for use and shipment to specific destinations in Africa. The tank tops, which initially will be used to fill the spaces between the tools and craftsman’s kits in the container, will eventually be distributed to local children. The tools and kits will be used to give adults a skill with which they can earn a living, support their family and make a small contribution to the next TWAM consignment. The volunteer work witnessed in that unassuming but freezing warehouse touched everyone in the group. Feeling chilled to the bone we repaired to Glasswells for lunch. Over a warm drink many resolved to extend and expand the WAM for TWAM project to include a collection of appropriate tools as a well as more knitted ‘tanks’ to fill the spaces. TWAM 01473 210220. Jan Devey

Derek Leonard Bird (Retired Police Inspector – Hadleigh) Following a short illness Derek passed away at home surrounded by his family on 25 February 2011 aged 77 years. The family wish to thank all friends and relatives who attended Derek’s cremation service and the service of thanksgiving for his life at St Mary’s church Hadleigh on 9 March 2011. Thanks to R. Gwinnell and Sons for the funeral arrangements and Canon David Atkins and Janet Stanley for a lovely Thanksgiving Service. Special thanks to Dr Irwin and the District Nursing team at Hadleigh Health Centre, Nayland Care home carers and Marie Curie nurses for their kindness and support during his final days at home. Thanks also to everyone who sent cards, messages and donations to Cancer Research UK. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

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Howard with beauties from Walter Wright L O all of you. This be Maria, Frank’s wife and you know I cook for Mr G. Everyone love my dumpling. Sometime I do M and X [ham and eggs]. Mr G gone away and asked me to do this. He know me Portugese and I speak pigeon English but Mr G think he know what he doing. He do love blow his own trumpet! Picture be of Mr G with Anita Postle, Alison Bone, Carole Bourner and Helen Harvey from Walter Wright. They very sad at the passing of Alain Harris who worked at Walter Wright for 24 years. Mr G very sad too and he always recommend Walter Wright for accounts and tax matters. These girls strong thighs bouncy and in lycra will do static bike ride for distance Felixstowe to Edinburgh. I cannot believe – 418 miles. Mr G wear gear as if he like sport. Baa – he just like dressing up. Please send donations to Walter Wright and money go to The British Heart Foundation. Telephone Anita Postle on 01473 822143 or see A brilliant cause in memory of Alain Harris – please help and support. Mr G at his desk alway but he like odd day out. He took business trip to Bolton this month. He had lovely stay at The Chequers Inn at Frogatt Edge in The Peak District and drove all round as he go Bolton. He not get younger and I think long way for him but he say lovely scenery and Bakewell tart. Royal Wedding on 29 April. Mr G say not so exciting as when Diana Spencer got married. Mr G will watch on telly – he seem not to be invited. I do coronation chicken and sandwiches for a gala tea at Mr G’s residence. Mr G, he love his law and he always talk about the different things he do. He write Will for me and Frank – yes I want to know I am amply provided for. I be worried about our Will but Mr G made it all very easy for us. He know so much about conveyancing and done it for so long. He not remote and people like to chat to Mr G about their problems. Always remember to give Mr G a ring – better safe than sorry. I look forward to Mr G write to you next month. I do my best and Mr G may let me broadcast you again. Maria in place of Howard Gibbons

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Congratulations on your success at the Club Championships Love Mum, Dad and Callum xxx

KATRINA HYNARD Happy 21st Birthday on 18th April With Much Love Always Mum, Dad, Scott & Chris XXX

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Semer Airgun Society On Tuesday 8th Febuary the Society held its first annual general meeting at which the attendance was good however at this meeting our secretary for the past year Mr Terry T announced that he would be standing down. We are sorry to see him go especially as he is one of our founder members. After a vote was taken Sarah O one of our female members was elected as our new secretary. I have reported in the past that The Semer Airgun Society has been working in partnership with Babergh District Council to promote the safe use of air guns and the sport of airgun shooting to young people. On Tuesday 22nd Febuary we were pleased to be hosts again to Babergh District Council Community Development Officer Stephanie Lloyd together with Babergh Estate Ranger Peter Swinney who brought with them some youths from Babergh " BE ACTIVE ". Following a short talk on the law and safe use of air guns the young men were shown a variety of air rifles and pistols after which they received one to one tuition on our 6Mtr &10Mtr target ranges on conclusion of their 2 hour session they expressed how much they had enjoyed their time with us and hoped that they could return at a later date. If there are any other groups or clubs that would like to try out our sport please contact us at Semer village hall 7.30pm on Tuesday evenings or via our web site www.semer However due to the overwhelming popularity of the Semer Airgun Society and in the interest of safety our committee will not be able to consider any new applications for membership until after 1st May 2011 T Sanger (President)

District Councillor Brian Riley will be holding his usual monthly walk in surgery on Saturday 12th March at Hadleigh Library from 11 until noon. You are welcome to drop in or to call him on 07866 581 556 to discuss your concerns and interest in the well being of our town. Appointments are not necessary

The Catholic Parish of Sudbury with Hadleigh Parish Priest: Fr Peter Brett (01787 372973) 07785 562518 (Emergencies) Deacon: Rev. Andy Morton (01206 263367)

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Mass times at St. Joseph’s Hadleigh Sunday: 11.15 a.m. Mass followed by tea and coffee Wednesday: 9.30 a.m. Mass Friday: 9.30 a.m. Mass (preceded by Morning Prayer) The Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated in Sudbury on Thursday 21st April. The Good Friday celebration of the Lord’s Passion will be held in Hadleigh. The Easter Vigil Mass will be held at St. Joseph’s at 7 p.m. on Saturday 23rd April. For more details and for week-day Masses at Sudbury and for any changes to the times of week-day Masses in Hadleigh please consult the Parish Newsletter or refer to the web site

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is also available at 10.30 a.m. in Sudbury or after Sunday Mass at Hadleigh, or by arrangement with Father Brett.

Sponsored Slim Supporting Cancer Research Uk Mark David, overweight proprietor of The Cooking Experience, Hadleigh's long established recreational cookery school, has spent too long tasting too much of the wonderful food produced by his many enthusiastic clients, and wishes to shed a lot of weight by September 30th 2011. He can only do this with your help and to raise money for an extremely worthy cause into the bargain. Please visit our website to find out more about how we can all help Cancer Research UK and you can also qualify for a whopping discount on a day at The Cooking Experience Ltd. Thanking You in advance for your support. Tel 01473 827568 email:

New look for the May Show Catalogue Next month will see the 172nd Hadleigh May Show at Holbecks Park on Saturday 21st May. All the regular, popular displays and demonstrations will be there plus some new additional features. The show catalogue will have a different look this year with an appealing cover brilliantly designed by 8 year old Nathan Francis from the Hadleigh Community Primary School. Pupils from many local schools have visited neighbouring farms during the year and all have been invited to enter the competition to design a cover. The standard of entries made judging very difficult, a selection of the best will be on display on showday in the schools tent adjoining the Art Tent and the winners from each age group will receive free show passes for their families. Another new feature will be a petting area with farm animals, rabbits, guinea pigs and a donkey. Also of interest in the countryside area will be sheep shearing, sheep dog handling, falconry, ferrets and a Suffolk horse demo. Dog owners will be invited to take part in terrier racing competitions where allcomers can have a go. Jamie Squibb’s Freestyle FMX show promises to thrill the crowds with two daredevil displays in the main ring. The Food Hall will again be brimming with tempting local produce which you can often taste before you buy and the numerous tradestands will offer bargains for those who enjoy shopping. Lines of cattle and sheep will be taking part in the many showing classes as well as horses, ponies, donkeys and goats; the winners parading in the grand ring before being presented with their cups and trophies. With the Art Exhibition, Flower Show, Rural Craft Marquee, Donkey Rides, Funfair, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Schools Art Competitions, Ipswich Hospital Band, Poultry and much more, there is literally something for everyone – a great day out for the whole family. Refreshments will be available from the many catering units or you can bring a picnic to enjoy whilst watching the various displays. Car parking is free and entry on the day is £10 for adults, £8 for senior citizens and £5 for children between 5 and 16 (under 5s go free and a bargain family pass is available for 2 adults and up to 3 children). Reduced price tickets may be purchased in advance from several local outlets as well as from where further details can be found.


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THE ORANGERIE VICTORIAN TEA ROOM AND DINER Market Place Hadleigh IP7 5DL. Tel: 01473 823600

NOW OPENING 7 DAYS A WEEK We are pleased to announce that from April 10th 2011 we will be adding Sunday and Monday to our business opening days Sundays will offer our breakfast menu including Full English until 11.30am

Sunday Roast at 12.30pm & 2.30pm (reservation required) We are fully licensed so you can also enjoy a glass of wine or ale with your lunch too NEW OPENING TIMES Sunday 10am - 4pm, Monday 12 noon - 4pm Tuesday to Friday 9am - 4.30pm, Saturday 9am - 4pm We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for their support and loyalty since our takeover 6 months ago and especially for their kind comments on the service, ambience and food we are now providing Michelle & Cliff Sturley 1– Business Owners 109238 SBN Peake Membership A6_Layout 17/03/2011 11:56 Page 1

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Peake Fitness at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa is delighted to offer you this one-off opportunity to trial their state-of-the-art Technogym equipment. You can also enjoy their luxurious indoor pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, AND free classes – you will have all the privileges of a full centre member for 14 days! Your trial must start before 30th April 2011 Subject to availability – so don’t delay! Simply call Peake Fitness on 01206 265820/822 to book your introduction time and date, and quote reference “H14”. Peake Fitness at the Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa Keepers Lane, Leavenheath, Colchester CO6 4PZ


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Hadleigh Community Primary News Skills for Life week As mentioned last month, there was a huge range of activities taking place in school to celebrate World Maths Day, but since World Book Day was in the same week, we decided to link the two. The smell of cooking throughout the school was mouth watering, and our new headteacher said he had never been so well fed! Following their cooking activities, the year groups made up books of recipes to celebrate World Book Day. Their titles ranged from 'Recipes for Disaster' in Year 1, to 'Rice recipes' in Year 4, and even a ‘Book of Cocktails’ in Year 6, who celebrated the event by visiting Cuba for the day! We had some superb responses to our competitions - many children sent photographs of themselves cooking and using Maths and Literacy skills at home, and there was a prize of a book token to the winner in each year group. For our Key Stage one 'design a house for the three little pigs' challenge, each winner received a packet of dominoes, and the winners of Key Stage two's maths quiz each received a maths dictionary. Once again, we were delighted by the support of parents, children, volunteers and staff. A very successful although rather exhausting - week was had by all. New all weather surface in Reception area To say that we are delighted with our outdoor Reception area is a huge understatement. Artificial grass has now been laid and our youngest children have a lovely, stimulating area to play and learn in. The only reason why we have been able to afford this super resource is due to the superb fundraising work of the HSA. Therefore, we would like to express our grateful thanks to all members of the HSA who work tirelessly to raise funds for every child in the school and also to every parent and carer who attends and contributes to the various fundraising activities organised throughout the year. Year 4 Prepare for their play Year 4 have been busy preparing their play this half term, and have been rehearsing for their version of Roald Dahl's 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'. The children have been collaboratively writing extra parts of script (always in rhyming couplets), as well as composing music, helping to prepare props, researching about Roald Dahl and preparing the backdrop, displays and advertising for the play. It is a truly cross curricular project, and once again, shows how well our children can work together as a team. School Council Help Organise Red Nose Day Our school council has been very busy helping to organise Red Nose Day. They had several meetings, and it was agreed that there should be a 'wear red' day, as well as a cake stall and red nose painting. They also helped to prepare a display to advertise the event, and gave talks in assembly to promote it. Once again, our ever active HSA helped us by manning the cake stall on the day. Here is a picture of the display which the school council helped to prepare and put up, in their lunchtimes

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Happy 3rd Birthday Phoebe on the 1st April

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Do you know when your child can start their early education? Part time entitlement: From September 2010 all children are entitled to part time early education from the beginning of the term following their 3rd birthday. They are entitled to 15 hours a week free early education for 38 weeks a year. Your child can get early education in a variety of settings, including the Nursery class at Hadleigh Community Primary School. You can register your child at any age – we will shortly be looking at allocating places for September 2011. Full time entitlement: From September 2011 all children are entitled to full time early education in the September following their 4th birthday. Would you like to view our school and Nursery to see what Hadleigh Community Primary School can offer you and your child? Neil Jackson, our Head teacher, would be delighted to show prospective parents our school. Please telephone the school office to make an appointment: 01473 822161. Rated ‘A good school with outstanding features’ Ofsted 2010

Buggy Workout Classes In Hadleigh Why not join us every Thursday in Hadleigh for buggy workout. Buggy workout is a great way to get back into shape and meet new mums after the baby has been born. New mothers can attend after they have been signed off by their doctor and everyone is welcome as long as they are pushing a buggy! Buggy class takes place outside and last for one hour, the class is a combination of Cardio, Core and Strength exercises designed to raise your heart rate, burn fat and tone your body, it is an overall body workout that improves your fitness and gets you back into those jeans. Babies and toddlers in pushchairs are all welcome so there is no extra cost of having to pay for a babysitter and you will also be able to enjoy the glorious weather. For further details or to book your place please contact Josie on 07792 334443 or email

Daisy Chain Dress Agency Lovely ladies have you cleared your wardrobes out yet? Daisy Chain customers are asking for spring and summer outfits and as always mother of the bride outfits are flying off our rails! Look out in the next few weeks as Daisy Chain will be selling home interiors and accessories which include: cushions and curtains. Daisy Chain have supported the following charities this month: The Porch Project - for the Youth of Hadleigh. Sponsorship for Jimmy Wilding and Dick Beechner is going well; they are in training for the 900 Mile End to End Bike Ride to help support the Cancer Research Charity. Daisy Chain are looking for volunteers. For further information call Joanon 01473 810 177 or pop into Daisy Chain

Buggy Workout Classes in Hadleigh Nutrition, fitness and relaxation are important both during and after pregnancy. Just Peachee is fully qualified and will help you feel fit, look fab and relax.

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Hadleigh Inclusion Project Coffee Mornings The monthly coffee events that we have been holding at Hadleigh Inclusion Project have been very successful. Thank you, to everyone that has attended the Valentines event. The tea cakes were a hit and the shortbread hearts sold out. Our Red Nose Day event on the 18th March raised £114.00. Thanks to everyone who supported us. We had a great morning with a Jewellery and Card stall, a raffle and refreshments. On Friday 15th April, we will be celebrating the beginning of Spring, with an Easter themed coffee morning. Do come and join us at 10am at the URC Community Room. Hadleigh Inclusion Project is a group of people, which includes individuals with Learning Disabilities. We work together creatively to encourage inclusive opportunities within the local community. If you would like to help by volunteering or just want to know more about us, please contact Dorothy Hinton 07894 598280

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The Hadleigh Historian

Issue 3

April - May 2011

Price £3

When I decided to launch this new also featuring independent magazine in december, I the Hadleigh man who wrote the Bible Station Farm and the Kersey family knew that there is a great interest in the magistrate’s matters in the 1840s Hadleigh epitaphs history of the town and its surrounding countryside. However, I did not expect the amount of favourable responses that Issues 1 and 2 have generated. Thank you for your support. Several people have contacted me to ask questions about aspects of Hadleigh’s history to which I hope I have given satisfactory answers. I would also like to thank Sandra Cardy for giving me copies of several very interesting picture postcards that will be used to illustrate the magazine. Television programmes and articles currently in newspapers, magazines and journals concern publication in 1611 of the King James Authorised Version of the Bible. However, learned presenters and writers do not say that one of the translators was Hadleigh born and bred. John Overall (1560-1619) was orphaned as a young child but his early promise attracted sponsorship from a local benefactor who saw John through university, into holy orders and on to become one of the foremost Classical scholars in the country. From 30 June until 13 July, there will be an exhibition in St. Mary’s Church concerning the King James Bible and the April-May issue of The Hadleigh Historian features John Overall, his academic and church careers, his unfaithful wife and his Hadleigh memorial. The series ‘Hadleigh on the Map’ continues by looking at Station Farm in Benton Street from 1840, when the Kersey family became owner. (Its greatly extended farmhouse is now called Priory Hall). In 1903, the farm was sold at auction for which sale particulars were drawn up with a map that showed an area of nearly 100 acres bounded by Benton Street, Hook Lane, Pond Hall Road and Station Road. Most of this land is now under housing including Cranworth Road, Clopton Gardens, High Lodge and the roads east of the old railway line. The magazine also includes an article concerning comments made by Dean Henry Knox (Rector 1841-1869) about his time as a magistrate and a biography of Julia Cross (1860-1937), who spent all but twenty years of her 91 years living at what is now addressed as No. 48 George Street. The Hadleigh Historian Issue 3 (April-May 2011) is out now and available from Keith Avis Newsagents and from Idler Bookshop, price £3. Sue Andrews Tower Mill or Smock Mill?





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News from HADS Following the success of Party Piece, we are not only working on our June production, a Murder Mystery, but are also planning our next Comedy “Key For Two” that will be staged in September. “Key For Two” by John Chapman and Dave Freeman tells the story of Harriet, a divorcee, who solves her financial problems by “entertaining” two married gentlemen callers on different days of the week. Of course it all starts to go wrong and the confusion that ensues leads to mistaken identity and splendidly farcical situations. HADS will be holding auditions for this 2-Act Comedy on Wednesday 13th April, at the St John Headquarter in Aldham Road, starting at 7.30pm. HADS always welcome new members so if you fancy treading the boards or helping in any way, come and see us on the 13th, we’ll be pleased to meet you.

A special thank you from Kirsty Macmillan My vision at the start of Plum Green’s journey in 2002, was to sell beautiful gifts and accessories and to offer a personal shopping experience to my customers. I soon found Hadleigh to be a thriving town with a welcoming community and unique shop keepers. In 2007, The Suffolk Flower Company was launched at Plum Green, which sells contemporary, country flowers. I would like to say a special thank you to my loyal customers, friends and my family for their support and kindness. I would like to pay tribute to my family and I am delighted that my mum Jill, the manager and Justine, my sister who is the head florist will continue to welcome you all under the new ownership of Richard and Lisa Galvin, and I wish them every success for the future.

Plum Green and Suffolk Flower Company have new owners During March the ownership of two well established independent local businesses in Hadleigh, Plum Green and the Suffolk Flower Company changed hands. Kirsty Macmillan who has appreciated a loyal customer following over the last 9 years hands over to Lisa Galvin. Lisa is very excited at the challenge ahead and has plans to substantially expand the range of items on offer. Customers old and new visiting Plum Green will immediately notice a growing range of new gift and home living products that compliment the current range. In addition by early summer of this year the upstairs floor of the shop will be unveiled and opened for business providing a larger home and living section with room displays and hundreds more items to choose from. In the meantime the shops which still retain the same excellent staff teams are very much carrying on business as usual. The good news is Plum Green will continue to be an Aladdin's Cave of beautiful things to visitors whether they be returning or visiting for the first time, the team look forward to welcoming you soon. And not to be forgotten The Suffolk Flower Company business will see a number of exciting developments and expansion over the coming months, so check back soon for more details. 82 High Street, Hadleigh, Suffolk IP7 5EF Plum Green (01473) 822243 email: The Suffolk Flower company (01473) 827698 email:

GOTCHA!! Happy 50th Christine

Happy 30th Birthday

Love from the Warners

Lots of love Mum, Dad & all the family

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Come and reflect on The Holy Week Story in preparation for Easter Time to listen and reflect Prayer stations using symbols of Holy Week Thursday 14 April Morning or Evening 9.45am coffee 7.00pm 10.15am start 7.30pm 11.45am ending 9.00pm (but come and go as you need to.) Children’s Easter Activities, 10.00 – 2.00pm (including lunch)

Held at Hadleigh United Reformed Church Market Place, Hadleigh, IP7 5DL Organised by Churches Together in Hadleigh All welcome at any of these times. For more details: Anita 810057, Joyce 823165, Milly 827895

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Beaumont School

The wonderful sum of £865 was raised by donations in memory of David. My thanks again to you all. Claire Ford

Spring has sprung here at Beaumont School! As the weather warms it continues to be a busy time in school, with the children taking part in an exciting range of activities. Planting has begun for the gardening club! As growing conditions slowly improve the gardening club have been busy planting seeds. The club make use of a plot of land at the Bridge Street allotments in Hadleigh, kindly donated by one of the allotment owners. Crops already planted for this year include; sweet peas, carrots, potatoes, beans and courgettes. The club is open to all age groups throughout the school, and is very popular with those green fingered children. Another club which is always popular at school is Drama club. They have been busy over the last few weeks preparing a performance entitled ‘The Giggling Clowns’ being advertised as ‘20 minutes of fun and laughter’. The children came up with their own ideas for the show which they performed twice, once to a group of parents and then to the rest of the school. The children, who were clearly enjoying every minute of Members of the drama club their stardom, performed brilliantly. At the end of last half term our Year 6 class were lucky enough to be invited to a production of Oliver at Hadleigh High School. The production was extremely entertaining and produced to a very high standard. It gave our children, soon to be moving up to Hadleigh, the opportunity to see what they could aspire to as their school career progresses. Our thanks goes to Hadleigh High School for the invitation. Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day was celebrated in true style here at Beaumont. As well as the children learning about the meanings and traditions surrounding this festival, they were all involved in the preparation and more importantly in their eyes, the consumption of the pancakes. A range of toppings were on offer which included the more traditional lemon and sugar, but also included chocolate spread which was certainly the favourite with some members of staff! As many of you will know Beaumont School was designed and built as an ecologically friendly school, and as such has received national recognition. The children and staff at Beaumont all feel extremely fortunate to be able work and learn in such an exciting environment. The school building itself is a superb resource to have at our disposal to support learning about environmental issues. It is to this effect that we were able to host pupils and teachers from Brookland School, who came to look at the environmental features of the building. As well as the wind turbine, which has become a local landmark, they were shown the solar panels on the roof, the rain water recycling system, the sedum roof and a range of other technological features which makes our school more environmentally friendly. At Beaumont it is not just the building that makes us environmentally friendly, we see it as an important part of the curriculum to teach the children about the impact they have on the environment, encouraging them to switch lights off, recycle materials and to think about the way they use resources. Recently, as part of their environmental studies Year 6 carried out a water use survey, with the view of reducing the amount of water they use at home. On a sporting note Beaumont were well represented recently at a local school netball tournament, where a team consisting of the older children managed to win 3 out of 5 matches, which meant they managed third place overall. Well done to all those who took part! Lastly a big thank you to all those people who give up their valuable time to run clubs and activities for the children at Beaumont, which really does mean the children have a wide range of extra-curricular activities open to them.

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SPECIAL EVENTS (Child & OAP rates available on some excursions - please enquire) Fri 22 April Easton Farm Park Easter Special (Inc.) From £14.00 Sat 23rd April Dancing On Ice (Inc.) ..................................£75.00 Sat 23 April London “Eye” & Cruise (Inc.) .......................£52.00 Sun 24 April Alton Towers (Inc.) .....................................£54.50 Mon 25 April Colchester Zoo Easter Special ..............From £9.00 Fri 29 April London For Royal Wedding .........................£22.00 Sat 30 April Spalding Flower Parade .............................£25.00 Sat 28 May Chelsea Flower Show (Inc.).........................£69.00 Sun 12 June All Aboard For Water Gardens (Inc.) ............£39.00 Thurs 16 June Royal Ascot Ladies Day (Inc.)......................£62.00 Sun 10 July British F1 Grand Prix (Inc.)........................£155.00 Fri 15 July James Blunt @ Newmarket Nights (Inc.) ......£49.00 Sat 16 July Cromer End Of Pier Show (Inc.)...................£36.50 Sun 24 July All Aboard For Work House Railway (Inc.) ...£43.50 Wed 27 July Sandringham Flower Show (Inc.) ................£28.00 Wed 3 Aug All Aboard For The Glassworks (Inc.) ..........£35.00 Sun 7 Aug Clarence House (Inc.) .................................£31.00 Sun 21 Aug Highclere Castle (Setting For Downton Abbey).......£36.00 Sun 21 Aug Buckingham Palace (Inc.) ............................£38.00 Sun 3rd Sept Frogmore House & Savill Garden (Inc.)........£37.00 Many more Special Excursions available - see our website for further details -

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Monet’s Gardens & Magnificent Paris ........£183.00 Eastbourne...............................................£278.00 Monschau & Aachen.................................£259.00 Weekend In Paris ......................................£192.00 Lion King Or Wizard Of Oz Weekend.........£179.00 Bay Of Roses, Spain..................................£359.00

Please note all our Excursions, Short Breaks and Holidays Pick-Up in Hadleigh For further details on our great value-for-money excursions and short breaks, call in to our Office at The Coach Depot, Ipswich Road, Hadleigh or phone (01473) 212521 or 823243 16

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Rotary Review END POLIO NOW: The first collecting box to be emptied was from HollowTrees Farm shop and contained the princely sum of £44.05. This represents 220 vaccinations but the Bill Gates Foundation has promised to match all monies collected by Rotary worldwide so that the contents of just one box will ensure that 440 children are protected from polio. Well done HollowTrees ! and many thanks to everyone who contributed. Other boxes will remain until mid April at M W Partridge & Co Ltd, Mill Pharmacy, Andrews Butchers, Kings Head and Eight Bells. Remember that £1 will vaccinate 10 children including the Bill Gates Grant. Please help Rotary kill off polio once and for all. CLUB EVENTS: The Club Charter Anniversary lunch took place at the Swan Hotel, Lavenham towards the end of February and some 50 members, partners and friends enjoyed an excellent meal whilst also raising £355 for the polio campaign (vaccinations for 3550 children). A big thankyou goes to the management and staff at the Swan for looking after us so well and also for providing the star prize in the raffle of Sunday lunch for two. MEMBERSHIP: Members have been saddened by the death of Derek Bird. Although he had been suffering from cancer for some months his death in February came as a great shock. Derek had been a keen member since 1982 and during that time he served two terms as Club President whilst also heading many committees through the years. Latterly he held the position of attendance officer. Derek always played a full part in club life and will be sorely missed. Members sympathies go to Margaret and family at this sad time. SPEAKERS: 1 Paul Chapman, Community Fire Safety Officer, spoke about the Community Fire Safety Initiative which has been operating for 6 years. He works mainly with schools,nursing/care homes, social housing but will visit anyone who requires fire safety advice or help with fitting alarms. He carries out home fire safety checks on request or by referral from other agencies such as local Council and NHS. There are various types of alarms and he brought some along to demonstrate. Most are fitted free of charge including special units for deaf people and for arson victims. It is not known how long the service will remain free in the present economic climate. Anyone who would like advice etc should contact the local fire service. 2 Roger Kennell, the Hadleigh Archivist, paid one of his regular visits this time talking about 2 steamrollers which were based in Hadleigh during the 1940's and 50's. These were called the Clacton Queen and London Belle which some longstanding residents of a certain age may remember. The Clacton Queen, of course, originated from Clacton but was brought to Hadleigh by Mr Emeney in 1940 and a little later the London Belle joined it. Both were seen around Hadleigh for 12 years or so until sold to a collector in Castle Hedingham. Many years later the Clacton Queen was rescued in a parlous state by Tendring District Council who gave it to the newly formed Clacton Queen preservation Society which painstakingly restored it completing the job in 1997. Since then it has graced the local carnivals and festivals promoting Clacton. FUTURE PROGRAMME: April 7 Annual General Meeting, April 10- 13 Trip to Bruges, April 14 Mr G Singh Indian Dental Camp, April 21 Speaker to be announced, April 28 Major R Corcoran MBE Military corrective training centres For all information about Hadleigh Rotary Club please contact Rotarian Alan Williams tel no 01473 830229

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Barbara and her family would like to thank neighbours and friends for their support and kindness during Arthurs illness. Our thanks also to Doctors and Staff at Hadleigh Health Centre, Dr. Tucker, Nurse Steve Bonner, Jackie, Staff at Angel Court Daycare Centre, Friars Hall Nursing Home, Canon David Atkins for the lovely service and Kingsbury & Saunders. Donations to the Alzheimers Society and the lovely cards were much appreciated.

The latest news from Home-Start Babergh The Hadleigh based charity of Home-Start Babergh celebrated another successful Dinner Dance which was held on Saturday 5th February at Brett Vale Golf Club. Penny, Mel and the fundraising committee organised another wonderful evening which included a silent auction, gift tree, raffle and not forgetting dancing to the music of the band ‘Bits and Pieces’. Despite the current economic climate a staggering £3,500 was raised, bringing the total income from the past 4 years of Dinner Dances to £12,000. This is a wonderful result especially when the scheme is facing cuts in core funding. The money will ensure that families within the Babergh area who have a child under the age of 5 years and are suffering difficulties in their lives, will continue to receive invaluable support from a network of extraordinary volunteers who give up a couple of hours each week and visit the families within their own homes. The number of referrals to Home-Start Babergh has continued to increase year on year and our remarkable volunteers who are indeed the heart of our organisation and help to make such a difference have, since April 2010, supported 93 families. At a time when voluntary organisations are fully stretched and often seriously underfunded, we greatly appreciate any donations or fundraising efforts, which help us to maintain the level of support which is so badly needed. If you would like any further details on the work of Home-Start Babergh, either contact Sarah Mann at the office on 01473 822822 or check out our web site

Library Link THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO HAVE YOUR SAY. It’s not too late to have your say on the future of Suffolk Libraries which continues until 30th April 2011. The consultation encourages community and voluntary groups, businesses, local councils and individuals across Suffolk to have their say about running their local library differently and at reduced cost to the council. As a result of reductions in the county council’s funding, the library service will need to cost Suffolk County Council at least 30% less to deliver within three years. As part of the New Strategic Direction, which is being developed to help protect services throughout the current financial climate, the county council is looking for new, innovative ways of running Suffolk’s libraries. This first phase of the consultation will focus on inviting innovative ideas for running library services differently. All ideas will be reviewed, and the next phase will involve formal invitations to express interest. Read more by visiting If you would like a printed copy please visit the library. Here come the girls!! Youth Takeover event on Saturday 2nd April is a hair and beauty night. Come along and try out some new hair styles or get your nails done. If you don’t fancy having your hair and nails done, don’t worry you can access the internet, books, music and play X Box games with Kinect. There’s also a self defence and martial arts taster session on Saturday April 30th. Please note anyone with a health condition that would preclude them from this activity should not take part but are welcome to come along and use the other facilities. Doors open from 6.30pm to 9pm (for ages 13-17 years). Toptime sessions for the over 55s have a rolling program of events all in a relaxed and informal atmosphere each Wednesday from 10.30am – 12.00pm. It’s an excellent opportunity to meet new friends and have a refreshing cup of tea whilst having a chat. Special event – guided tour of Little Hall, Lavenham on Wednesday 13th April followed by lunch. If you’re interested in giving your child a head start in reading and enjoying the love of words why not come to our Bookstart sessions. Thursday is Babybounce with songs, rhythm and rhyme from 10.00am – 10.30am (0 – 3 years). Or listen to our story reading session for 3+ years on Sunday morning. Sessions start at 10.30 am. Children’s craft activities on a Sunday start the month with a royal theme, famous princes on April 3rd and famous princesses on April 10th. Followed by Easter crafts on April 17th to celebrate the festivities the following week. The X-Box Kinect is available every Sunday 10.30am – 3.30pm lots of games to choose including fifa 11, Kinect Sports, Colin McRae Dirt 2, Dance Central and Kinect Adventures. Please note some games are age restricted. Look out for our Easter activity on Wednesday 20th April from 10.30am – 12.00pm suitable for ages 5+. Please note that all our sessions are free. It’s free! Tell your friends and family - it's free to join the library and everyone is welcome. Did you know that with a library card you can borrow up to 20 books for free? You can also borrow CDs, DVDs, computer games and spoken word such as story cassettes for a small charge – ask our staff for details. You can use the internet for free in every library too – our computer system means that you can book in advance to surf the net or just pop in and see if a PC is free.

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From the Layham Archive More on the Groves family Last month we featured the wheelwright’s business belonging to Bedford Groves. Bedford and his wife Emily had four children, one of whom was a daughter they also named Emily, who can be seen seated second left on the front row of this photograph of the girls at Layham School in 1879.

Letter from Layham Parish Council The main matters discussed at the Parish Council meeting of Thursday 17 February were: • Our District Councillor gave a full report on the proposals to merge Babergh and Mid-Suffolk District Councils should a referendum result in a majority of residents being in favour. The referendum will be held at the same time as the local elections in May. • Flyers are to be delivered to every home offering residents the chance to see the plans for the proposed recycling to be built in the village. • Councillors were in favour of both sets of plans for work to be done at Crooked Acres and Moat Hall. • Our usual Spring Clean will be held on Saturday 2 April.

ANNUAL PARISH MEETING Tuesday 26 April 2011, 7.30 Village Hall This meeting is when the Parish Councillors for Layham report on their work of the past year and when our County and District Councillors do likewise. It is also a chance for village organisations such as the Village Hall and Playing Field Management Committees to make their reports. St. Andrew’s – your Parish Church Services during April 3 10.30 am, Family Worship (Mothering Sunday) 10 9.15 am, Sung Eucharist 17 9.15 am, Said Eucharist (BCP). (Palm Sunday) 10.15 am, Cafe Church 22 2.00 - 3.00 pm An hour at the Cross (Good Friday) 24 10.30 am, Family Eucharist (Easter Day)

CHEESE & WINE SUPPER & ILLUSTRATED TALK LAYHAM VILLAGE HALL, 9TH APRIL 7.30 pm The illustrated talk will be by Roger Kennell on the history of William Pretty & Son Corset manufacturers of Ipswich and their links with Hadleigh Tickets £6 including a glass of wine To book telephone Audrey on 822081 or Sonia on 822220.

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School children at that time were required to practice certain basic skills over and over again until they were near perfect. Needlework was considered to be of great importance for village children as it was common for families to make and then repair their own clothes. It was also the case that many girls went into service in big houses where they would be expected to be able to sew competently. At the age of just eight years, Emily Groves was able to mix her skills with a needle and thread with her knowledge of the formation of letters and numbers to make the sampler shown here. In the late 19th Century teachers were paid by results – school inspectors regularly judged the skills and knowledge of the children and these samplers would have been laid out for inspection during such a visit. This lovely item has been passed down to Emily’s granddaughter, Janet Blackwell (nee Frisby), who made it available to be photographed.

SPRING IS HERE! Pease plant some extra seeds or re-pot your established plants for sale at St. Andrew’s Church Annual Plant Sale on 15 May in the churchyard.

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PMAP (Paramotor Aerial Photography) has been lucky enough to be able to forward a donation to our chosen charity Asthma UK already this year. On our last flight, which was on Boxing Day, Mark took some wonderful photos of the Brett Valley, of Layham Village and of Hadleigh, covered in snow. If you would like to know more on how to obtain a copy of this and other photos for a donation, please email or visit our website Wendy and Mark Debenham

Layham Playgroup ‘Layhams Springtime Spectrum!’ Well we’ve had a very busy few weeks & lots of fun based round our ‘colour theme’, but first of all we must welcome Ciaran to the playgroup, we hope you have a fantastic time with us! Ciarans older sister came to Layham so it is with great pleasure we welcome the family back. Each week we have focused on a new colour, with the children thoroughly enjoying colour based activites & making spectral connections. Kicking of our theme we had ‘yellow week’, with our Big Yellow Friday Coffee Morning raising a stomping great £60.00 in aid of The Children’s Liver Disease Foundation & our Marie Curie ‘mini pots of care’ raised a further £62.00. Well done to everyone who came along to join in what was a fun morning & nurture our lovely daffodils. Blue week closely followed, with our story of the week ‘Blue Balloon”, different blue shapes & pancakes on Shrove Tuesday for snack time & just for good measure we managed to fit in World Book Day, where the children brought in their favourite stories from home to share. Red week had to involve ‘Red Nose Day’ where everyone had a great day of fun activites wearing of course red clothes & noses! Our final week will involve the full colour spectrum & colour mixing, so get your fridges, pin boards & walls ready for a frenzy of coloured art work! Don’t forget “Stay & Play Sessions’ start during the last two weeks of term, where you will get the opportunity to talk to your child’s ‘key person’ & look through their ‘learning journey’, Feel free to come along & join in the sessions. Our Easter Egg Hunt is planned for the 8th of April & parents are welcome to join in the hunt & other celebrations from 11.30am, followed on the 9th April with our garden working party starting at 10.00am. We are planning to tidy the garden ready for summer & add some new resources to enhance the children’s experience at playgroup. Feel free to come along & join in, refreshments always available for willing hands, large or small! Finally thank you to those who registered support for Layham Playgroup on Haven’s Fun & Fitness Site. We have now exceeded the 100% target & can now look forward to our multi coloured parachute accessory pack! Save the date: Spring Open Morning 19th May 2011. Layham Playgroup is a feeder group for all three Primary Schools in Hadleigh. If you are looking to creatively occupy your 21/2 – 4yr old and would like an information pack or would like to arrange a visit, please contact Linda on 01473 828974 or email us at

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Two Fine Events in Suffolk The Large Model Airshow 30th April & 1st May

One of the countries most exciting large model air shows comes to Rougham once more, bringing you fantastic displays of aircraft from vintage to modern day jets. Also at this event RC Tank action and RC car circuits, plus lots of other great attractions for everyone.

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One of the countries most exciting large model air shows comes to Rougham once more, bringing you fantastic displays of aircraft from vintage to modern day jets. Also at this event RC Tank action and RC car circuits, plus lots of other great attractions for everyone. Exciting weekend for the whole family with two days of magnificent offroad 4 x 4 course to try, tuition for offroad beginners, club displays and a huge Autojumble. Plus lots going on for kids including RC Rock Crawler action, bike trials and much, much more!


Rougham Airfield West Suffolk's Open Air Venue and Showground At Rougham Airfield we like to encompass all that's good about the traditional English summer day out. Our family events are packed full of variety, fantastic exhibits, flying spectaculars, and showring displays from bygone eras. A great new event for this year is The Suffolk 4 X 4 Show. Ecompassing a huge autojumble, this is your chance to clear out the garage and make a bit of money too! Children under 12 always go free at our shows, and we have plenty to keep them busy including wildlife and animals zones, bike trials and lots more great activities, inspiring our younger attendees throughout the day. Here's our show dates for spring and summer 2011 Large Model Airshow 30th April/1st May The Suffolk 4 X 4 show & Autojumble 14th/15th May The West Suffolk Country Fair 25th/26th June Heart Air Display & Classic Car Meet 13th/14th August Visit our website at for more info and advance ticket discounts offers For general enquiries or telephone 01359 270524

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News from St Mary’s Primary School Thank you to all the children from Beech class, who entertained us so well with their Red Nose Day assembly. It was full of jokes, funny challenges and super singing, as well as explaining clearly what the fundraising is for and how people can get involved. Lots of parents came to support the assembly and enjoyed the show! Children came to school in red outfits, some sporting funny red hairstyles. One child even had a sponsored hair cut! Thanks to all the children, parents and staff. Between us we raised almost £250! Well done to the Year 6 pupils who represented the school at the Netball tournament, competing against other local schools. All the children were really good sports and they behaved, and played, brilliantly! In the end, St Mary’s came second after a dramatic, nail-biting final, which was decided in Our the final few seconds! Environment club have enjoyed spotting new growth in the courtyard. They have also been helping to keep the grounds tidy and have planted some new seeds. Recently, we have used vegetables grown by the club in the school kitchen. Congratulations to our new Head Boy, Head Girl and their deputies. The Year 6s held an election, followed by a presentation in assembly. All the other Year 6 children contributed positive comments about them, which are displayed in the entrance hall. We are lucky to have such sensible, good-humoured and talented children in Year 6! Our new cycle rack has been completed! We now have covered storage for bikes and scooters, which will encourage more children to come to school in a healthy and environmentally-friendly way. Thank you to all the visitors who have contributed to our Worships and assemblies this month. We have been delighted to welcome Reverend Dalgleish, Mr Philip Mann, Mr Ian Copeman and Mrs Jackie Cork into school just in the last three weeks. They have helped us explore the theme of perseverance and have made Worship lots of fun for the children. Also, thanks to the parents and Governors who supported our fun activities on Pancake Day. The children had a great time making and tasting their own pancakes!

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ANNUAL TOWN MEETING which will be held in THE DINING ROOM of the TOWN HALL/GUILDHALL COMPLEX, HADLEIGH (Entrance opposite the Ram Public House) on THURSDAY 28th APRIL 2011 at 7.30 p.m. AGENDA 1. To confirm the Minutes of the Annual Town Meeting held on 22nd April 2010 - copy publicly displayed 2. To receive the TOWN MAYOR’S Report 3. South Suffolk Leisure – to receive a report on the Leisure Centre by Tracey Coppin SSL and Stephen Clark BDC 4. To discuss any Town Affairs and to agree Resolutions as may be appropriate. (NOTE. It would be helpful to have specific issues notified to the Mayor prior to the day of the meeting) Written reports from Local Organisations will be available to view once the bar is opened at the end of the meeting. Mrs Jan Byrne, Town Mayor The Guildhall, Hadleigh, March 2011

One man’s meat is another man’s poison This idiom, which was the title of a short story by Jeffrey Archer and a 90’s song by Deep Purple, also provided a flexible theme for the recent Fidelis members’ evening. Ladies could interpret the saying in any way they liked and bring their ideas to the gathering. Understandably, the result was an eclectic mix of beautiful and not so beautiful items ranging from WW11 postcards to Maureen Gentle, Susan Hughes and an abstract painting. Working in small groups, Sheila Walter with some of the “Meat & Poison” collection the owners gave their reasons for their choice. A healthy balance of laughter and seriousness pervaded the room as members revealed the secrets behind their objects and just a little bit more about themselves in the process. “I had no idea x had been there or done that” could frequently be heard over a cuppa at the end of the evening. In keeping with the theme, but several weeks prior to the meeting, Fidelians had been giving their unwanted jewellery to Chairwoman, Liz Wilson. Once Liz had transformed and displayed the collection to advantage, it was surprising how many of the discarded necklaces and brooches found another satisfied owner. A flat fee of £1.00 helped the recycling exercise along nicely. Jan Devey. Fidelis Sec Barbara Tryon Tel 01473 824417

SPRING FAIR St. Mary’s Church, Hadleigh Saturday 16th April 2011 Morning Coffee Jackie’s Luscious Lunches served 12 noon Grand Raffle - 1st Prize £50 Gifts, Cakes,Toys and Books, Craft Stalls Children’s Tombola and Games

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Pause for Thought What do we talk to one another about? Weather conditions, health problems, the economic climate, the state of the world, the attitudes of today’s young people? Do we ever talk about a Faith in God? I once heard someone say that when we cannot sleep, instead of counting sheep, we should talk to the shepherd. In the Bible there are some very special words. The Lord is my Shepherd. When we find ourselves in upsetting situations or circumstances, it helps to talk to someone. Talking to God is a way of letting off steam. Getting to know him as a Father leads to a way of coping with what comes across our path. Knowing the Lord Jesus Christ as Savious means a place being prepared for us in Heaven. SO, please when you can’t sleep, don’t count sheep, talk to the Shepherd. Jean Chisholm

Hadleigh Community Playgroup As always we have been very busy and had loads of fun. On 4th March we celebrated World Book Day, the children and staff came dressed up as their favourite book character and had loads of fun. Also all the children were given a book token so they could have money off there next book they buy. Also on Friday 18th March all the children went down to the fire station to see the new fire station, and real life fireman. Which was very exciting. With the easter holiday coming please don't think all the fun stops, we are having a Easter fair on Saturday 16th April from 10 till 2 in the Hadleigh Community playgroup building, where there be games for the children, cards & jewellery from the gift basket to buy, plus hot food for your lunch. Sadly thou the Easter holiday club will not take place this year due to low numbers, but please keep your eyes and ears open for a summer holiday club. More details will follow later in the year. If you are interested in sending your child to our playgroup, we are still taken them for the summer term. We take children from the age of 2 and a half till 5 years old, and when your child is 3, they will be given 15 hours a week free childcare. For further information or for an application form please visit our website. We would like to ask everyone who shops at Sainsburys and Tesco for a liitle help collecting vouchers. The vouchers helps us buy much needed resources helping us provide the children a happy playgroup. If you have any vouchers and would like to give them to us please either post them into are post box or hand them to a member of staff. For the people who have already given us some, we would like to say a big thank you, and if you can please keep collecting for our children.

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Unknown (12A, 113 mins, Nathan Greno/Byron Howard) Liam Neeson stars in Jaume Collet-Serra’s Unknown, a thriller that focusing on identities lost, found and changed. The film is based upon the French novel Out of my Head, which was released in 2003. For Neeson it is his first big film in 2011, following on from another successful year in 2010. Clash of the Titans, The A-Team and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader were his three biggest films from last year. For Spanish-born American director ColletSerra however, Unknown is just his fourth feature film of his career. The American is possibly best known for his directing of the 2005 horror remake House of Wax. Football film Goal! 2 and the horror film Orphan make up his filmography. While Neeson plays the main character in Unknown, other notable characters and played by Diane Kruger, January Jones, Aidan Quinn and Bruno Ganz. The storyline is hard to discuss without spoiling the plot, however what can be said is that it is very ambitious. The special effects look good and the action scenes are competently done however the surprisingly calm, identity-less character Martin Harris (Neeson) is the real focus for the film. The filmmakers were clearly intent on getting as much screen time out of Neeson as possible; a clever idea considering the popularity of their main man. The move definitely pays off, with Harris’ character development at the top of the list for what the filmmakers have done well. Regrettably this list is quite short, with many audience members destined to be either too confused to follow all the key plot elements or too dumfounded to care. As well as this the film has, at the same time as exploring an interesting idea, managed to become overly clichéd. There is no forgiving a film where antagonists walk around dressed in all black, appear un-American and have an altogether laughably stereotypical look. Looking more closely at the filmic elements does not help; the sound used in key areas patronises the viewer. The nondiegetic sound (sound from ‘outside’ of the film world) is used to hint at already obvious aspects in specific scenes, rather than build the audiences’ experience. While the criticism could go on, to look positively would be to say that the filmmakers have only just missed the target with their almost intriguing plot. Personal judgement: Liam Neeson is good, as always, but he cannot help a film that is too far fetched and too careless with its plot. In addition to this, the film offers very little to separate it from other identity based thrillers. Rating: 2½/5


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Welcome to this months Police news item. I was asked the question recently ‘Does the number plate of trailer have to be the same as that of the vehicle towing it?’ and ‘What are the consequences of not having the correct number plate?’ as there was nothing on the Internet that helped them, hopefully the answer given to me by one of our traffic officers will be of some use to you all and will prevent you from any fines. • A trailer has to have the same number plate as the vehicle towing. This number plate has to be in the correct format I.E. made of reflective material with a yellow background (to rear of vehicle) and with black letters and numbers. To have a number plate made for your vehicle, you will need to go to a Registered Number Plate Supplier (RNPS) You can find details of your nearest RNPS at (take along your V5 registration document for the vehicle). • An on the spot fine of £60 is generally issued for non-compliance with these regulations. The reasons the regulations are in force is that ANPR, (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) cannot read home made number plates and obviously members of the public can identify vehicles easily with the correct number plates if they should need to. • Another issue to consider with trailers (which a lot of people do not realise) is that if you passed a UK driving test after 01/01/1997 you will not automatically have an entitlement to tow a trailer! Also on my travels out and about in the villages and Town I am still amazed at how many people still leave valuables on display in their vehicles, such as handbags, Ipods, Phones, Laptops, Sat Navs (this includes holders as it lets opportunist thieves know you have one) Leaving these on display invites the opportunist thieve to break into your vehicle normally by smashing a window incurring you not only loss but expense of repairs. Protect Your Car By These Following Steps… • Lock windows & doors whenever you park • Choose busy well lit areas for on-street parking • Don’t leave anything in your car remove ALL temptation • If you have a garage at home use it • If you have alloy wheels, use lockable wheel nuts • If you have a Sat Nav, remove itand the holder and wipe away the suction pad marks • Look for carparks with CCTV & police approved ParkMark award. Neighbourhood Panel Meeting - Forthcoming meetings and venues. April 20th at 7.30pm Pinewood Baptist Church. May 18th at 7.30pm Hadleigh High School. Mandy, PCSO 3108 Coleman. Babergh East Team Contacting us: - Babergh East SNT Tel: - 01473 383115 E-mail: - For Non emergency police issues Tel: - 01473 613500 In an emergency dial 999 You should dial 999 when life is threatened or people are injured, or if there is a crime in progress or immediate police response is necessary.


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HADLEIGH TOWN COUNCIL Report of the Meeting of the Council held on the 17th February 2011 Present: Mrs. J. Byrne (Town Mayor), N. Amin, D. Buchanan, T. Clarke, Miss P.F. Cook, Mrs D.A. Haylock, B Lazenby, P. Matthews, Mrs. M. Munson, Miss J. Nevard, T. Sheldrick and R. Whiting. In attendance: PC. Matt Paisley (Suffolk Constabulary) APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Apologies for absence had been received from Councillors K. Grimsey, D.G. Grutchfield and L. Munson. These apologies were accepted. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST Councillors Mrs. M. Munson and P. Matthews declared personal interests in the Finance & Personnel Committee Report as they are members of the Hadleigh Twinning Association who were receiving a grant. MINUTES The Minutes of the Meeting of the Council held on the 20th January 2011 were confirmed and signed. Matters Arising Public Toilet Facility – The Clerk has e.mailed Malcolm Firth (Babergh District Council Officer) to arrange a meeting with the Finance & Personnel Committee. Mayor’s Communications The Royal British Legion is not arranging a Poppy Party as they are arranging an event on the 26th June for Armed Forces Day and this will incorporate the 90th birthday celebration. Suffolk County Council – New Strategic Direction The Clerk was in receipt of two letters from Tim Yeo regarding emergency health services and loss of library services. Councillor Mrs Munson has a report on the health service and will provide the Clerk with a copy. Standing Order No. 24 Councillor Matthews asked if the Clerk had spoken with Tim Mutum (Babergh District Council Officer). The Clerk advised that she had advised him that Hadleigh Town Council were not happy about the lack of communication. POLICING PC Matt Paisley presented the Police Report for January and it was noted that 19 crimes had been recorded during the month. The offences comprised as follows: 7 criminal damage; 5 thefts; 2 burglaries; 2 assault occasioning ABH; 1 possession of Class B Drugs – Cannabis; 1 attempted theft from shop; 1 fear of provocation of violence. Of these crimes 3 had been detected. 28 parking tickets had been issued. He reported on the dramatic increase of parking tickets being issued over the last few years. Councillor Sheldrick has been vetted and is the co-ordinator for the speed watch scheme. Locations for the scheme are being discussed. DESIGNATED PUBLIC PLACES ORDER (DPPO) The Mayor reported on the recent meeting held to discuss progressing with the DPPO. If the Order is approved for Hadleigh the Town Council would be required to provide the signage at a cost of £2,000. These signs would have to be sited at each entrance to the town and in the town centre. The legal work will be carried out and paid for by Babergh District Council. The Mayor asked for approval to go ahead with the DPPO and agree to spend up to £2,000 on the notices. This was approved unanimously. REPORT OF THE DISTRICT COUNCILLORS Written reports had been received from Councillors Mrs Munson, Whiting and Riley. There was no written report from Councillor Grutchfield. Councillor Mrs Munson reported on a scrutiny meeting she had attended on medical matters and was happy to report on the improvement made in stroke services. REPORT OF THE COUNTY COUNCILLOR Councillor Grutchfield had tendered his apologies but had provided a written report. MAYOR’S COMMUNICATIONS The Mayor reported on the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service integrated Risk Management Plan 2011-2014. The 12 week consultation period runs from the 10th February to the 5th May 2011 and the questionnaire can be completed on line. The Mayor reported thank you letters from the following organisations for grants received: i) 4YP – Suffolk Young People’s Health Project ii) The Porch Project iii) Sue Andrews (and a copy of the Hadleigh Historian) iv) West Suffolk Voluntary Association for the Blind v) Archive Transcribing & Translating Group vi) Suffolk Accident Rescue Service The Mayor reported that Councillor Grutchfield had asked that members be made aware of information regarding East House. He identified that two developers had dropped out from purchasing the property. East House will be put back on the market with approved planning permission once Babergh District Council has heard from English Heritage regarding East House. Then there will be an outline plan for East House and four dwellings in the grounds presented for discussion. ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT It was RESOLVED that accounts amounting to £14,896.25 be approved for payment. PLANNING COMMITTEE The Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on the 10th February 2011 were noted. Councillor Mrs Munson requested the Mayor to provide information to Jane Burch, the new manager of Flood and Coastal Policy at Suffolk County Council on the flood plain and spring water in the town following new planning legislation. SPORTS & OPEN SPACES COMMITTEE The Report of the Meeting of the Committee held on the 27th January 2011 was received and accepted including the recommendation to make a charge of £20 for the Assignment of Exclusive Right of Burial. FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE The Report of the Meeting of the Committee held on the 3rd February 2011 was received and accepted including the recommendations to: i) provide Hadleigh Twinning Association a Power of Well Being Grant of £130 to purchase a bench and plaque to be presented to the people of Rousies on their next visit. 32

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ii) agree the Meeting Date Schedule for 2011/2012. This includes for some Planning Committee Meetings to be held on a Tuesday rather then on the same evening as a Town Council Meeting. iii) to purchase an upgraded computer system from Wildings Professional Systems at a cost of £6,410. iv) to purchase software to digitally map Hadleigh Cemetery and computerise cemetery records from Pear Systems at a cost of £3,725 to be paid on a 0% interest agreement over five years. The Clerk advised that after taking advice from SALC the request from the Cricket Club for the Town Council to act as managers of the new net practice area was not possible and would advise the Cricket Club accordingly. The Chair reported that since taking advice from Babergh District Council the suggested ‘Question Time’ format of the Annual Town Meeting was not possible as it fell within the period immediately prior to the election therefore the political leaders could not take part. ENVIRONMENT & GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE The Report of Meeting held on the 3rd February 2011 was received and accepted including the recommendations to: i) support a request from Suffolk County Council to change the single yellow lines from Market Place to Church Street and from Adnams to the Jolly Meat Company to double yellow. ii) not support a request from Suffolk County Council to impose loading restrictions from the junction of Church Street to Queen Street. iii) support a signage scheme for Pond Hall Road. This included new yellow-backed chevron signs advising of bends and two new ‘slow’ markings. iv to support the proposals put forward by Suffolk County Council for pedestrian signage along Stone Street. v) to have the damaged lighting bollards removed from Black Hill. HADLEIGH TOWN FORUM The Minutes of the Forum of the 19th January 2011 was noted. The recommended changes to the Constitution were agreed. SALC – TECHNICAL MEETINGS Councillors Miss Cook and Miss Nevard provided Councillors with a written report on the meeting they had attended on the 16th February 2011. The Clerk was requested to contact Mike Mottram with a view to attending a future meeting to discuss Hadleigh Town Council’s possible involvement with School Crossings. STANDARDS COMMITTEE Councillor Miss Cook provided Councillors with a written report on the future of the Standards Committee. The national Code of Conduct will be removed but local councils will be able to adopt a local code. Failure to disclose or register an interest will become a criminal offence liable to punishment by a fine of up to £5,000. The Localism Bill also attempted to clarify the position regarding ‘predetermination’ by abolishing the principle as it related to parish/town, district and county councillors who may have directly or indirectly indicated their view on any matter ahead of its formal consideration by the Council. HADLEIGH COMMUNITY FACILITY The Clerk provided Councillors with the proposed wording for an advert in the March edition of the Hadleigh Community News to inform residents of the involvement of the Town Council with this project which was agreed. The Mayor was providing a history of the project to accompany the Clerk’s advert. SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL – NEW STRATEGIC DIRECTION Councillors noted the letter received from Kesgrave Town Council. BABERGH DISTRICT COUNCIL – PLANNED MERGER Councillor Lazenby reported on the recent seminar held on the merger. A copy of the document is in the office. The Clerk has spoken to Mike Hammond, Babergh District Council Officer, regarding the District Council’s paper K201 which stated that ‘feedback had been received from Town and Parish Council’s’ but no-one from the District Council had been in contact with the Town Clerk nor was there any mention of Hadleigh in the document. TOWN MATTERS Councillor Mrs. Haylock was interested to see the e.mail from David Pizzey, Babergh District Council Officer, regarding the proposed tree felling works along the River Walk and that due care and attention would be given to the wildlife in the area. The Mayor reported that the double yellow lines in Church Street will not be going down due to objections raised by local residents. It is becoming more and more difficult to walk along this area due to parked cars. The parking has also caused difficulty to funeral corteges when leaving St. Mary’s Church. The Clerk is keeping a record along with photographic evidence of the problem which will be submitted to Suffolk County Council with a request for them to reconsider yellow lining this area. Councillor Sheldrick asked that Suffolk County Council be informed that the standard of yellow lines around the town is unsatisfactory as some of the paint is already lifting from the road surface. There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.55pm Report of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on 10th February 2011 Present: Miss P. Cook (Chair), Mrs J. Byrne (Town Mayor), T. Clarke, D.G. Grutchfield, Mrs. J. Haylock, P Matthews, L. Munson and Miss J Nevard (Vice-Chair) APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Apologies were received from Councillors N. Amin, K. Grimsey and T. Sheldrick. These apologies were accepted. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST There were none. MINUTES The Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on the 13th January 2011 was confirmed as a correct record and signed. MATTERS ARISING Town and Country Planning. B/08/00311/FUL Retail development site rear of 75-133 High Street (inc. former Brett Works), Bridge Street, Hadleigh. The Clerk had received no reply on her request to Babergh District Council on the lack of information provided in the Retail Impact Assessment compared to the document produced for the Manningtree application. At this point the meeting was adjourned to allow a member of the North East Hadleigh Residents Association to speak on planning applications B/09/01431/RES and B/10/00332/RES. At the end of the presentation the Chair thanked the Association members for the information provided on the applications. She thanked them for the time taken to attend the meeting and

wished that more residents would provide Hadleigh Town Council’s Planning Committee with their opinions on applications. TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING The Committee considered the applications for Planning Consent, details of which are listed below and upon which the following decisions were reached:B/09/01431/RES Land South of Lady Lane and North of Tower Mill Lane. Submission of details under O.P.P. B/06/01488/OUT – for the appearance, layout, scale and means of access for the erection of 166 dwellings with associated garages, car parking and landscaping. Construction of roads, footpaths and cycle links including a distributor road accessed from new roundabout at the junction of the A1071 with Lady Lane, improvements to Lady Lane and the vertical realignment of Footpath No. 24 where it crosses the distributor road (as amended by agent’s letter and plans dated 26/04/2010; 29/06/2010 and 14/09/2010; as further amended by agent’s letter; Low Carbon Energy Statement; Foul Drainage Assessment Addendum and plans dated 07/01/2011. Approval was recommended (Voting was 5 for and 2 abstentions). Subject to the present situation for the bollards at the end of the bridleway is insufficient to prevent vehicular access. It is also regrettable that when considering the low carbon energy statement that less is required of developers that would be expected in the 21st century to achieve sustainable living. B/10/00332/RES Land South of Lady Lane and North of Tower Mill Lane. Submission of details under O.P.P. B/06/01488/OUT – for access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for the erection of building for Class B8 use (storage & distribution) with ancillary offices, sunken goods yard and trade customer collection area. As amended by agents letters and plans dated 14/09/2010, revised Design and Access Statement; Flood Risk Assessment; Travel Plan and information on mitigation, structural landscaping and archaeology as amended by details of proposed acoustic barrier treatment (drawings1002 P2; 1013 P2) and 3D visualisations. . Refusal was recommended (Voting was unanimous). Reasons: The Committee felt that this was inappropriate development in close proximity to a new and existing housing estate. The scale of the building is wholly inappropriate. It was felt that as this would be on high land it will be visible from much of the town. Access will be via the new road rather than it being situated next to the by-pass. The noise levels are excessive at an anticipated 82 decibles. The new housing is being suitably glazed but nothing is available for existing residents who are actually closer to the noise pollution. It was felt that the light pollution would have a detrimental effect on wildlife (especially bats) in the area. B/10/01641/FUL Celotex, Bretton House, Lady Lane, Lady Lane Industrial Estate Erection of Warehouse Building and Conveyor Bridge. Approval was recommended (Voting was unanimous). Subject to adequate controls being in place regarding noise pollution from the use of the bridge. B/11/00004/FUL Land east of Sun Court, Ann Beaumont Way. Erection of 2 no. 1½ storey detached dwellings. Approval was recommended (Voting was unanimous) B/11/00020/FHA 14 Toppesfield Gardens. Construction of vehicular access. Refusal was recommended (Voting was unanimous). Reasons: It is inappropriate and dangerous as the entrance to the driveway is opposite a junction and there was poor visibility. The Committee felt that the drawings accompanying the application were insufficient. B/11/00021/ADV The Coach Dept., Ipswich Road. Application for Advertisement Consent – Erection of non-illuminated sign on front elevation, Erection of illuminated

signage walls on entrance. There is no objection to the non-illuminated sign but there is objection to the illuminated sign as it was felt the lighting could cause a potential driving hazard and cause distress to wildlife in the wood area opposite.. (Voting was 5 for and 2 abstentions) B/11/00022/FUL The Coach Depot, Ipswich Road. Raise roof height of existing lower barn to same level as higher barn. Recover both barns in coated metal sheeting. Replace existing rear rollershutter door of the lower barn with a double roller shutter door. Approval was recommended (Voting was unanimous) B/11/00023/FHA Cobbolds Farm, Ipswich Road. Erection of two-storey extension (existing single-storey extension to be demolished). Approval was recommended (Voting was unanimous) B/11/00083/VOT Land South of 64-66 Angel Street. Erection of 1 no. detached twostorey dwelling. Existing garage to be demolished (extension of time limit to condition attached to P.P.B/07/01943/FUL). Approval was recommended (Voting was unanimous) B/11/00089/FUL 74 & 74A High Street. Insertion of replacement shop front; provision of replacement boxed awning; insertion of 1no. door (in lieu of window) and blocking up of 2 no. door openings in rear elevation. Approval was recommended (Voting was unanimous) B/11/00090/LBC 74 & 74A High Street. Application for Listed Building Consent – Insertion of replacement shop front; provision. of replacement boxed awning; insertion of 1 no. door (in lieu of window) and blocking up of 2 no. door openings in rear elevation; internal alterations. Approval was recommended (Voting was unanimous) B/11/00104/FHA 18 New Cut. Erection of single-storey rear extension and front porch. Approval was recommended (Voting was unanimous) B/11/00107/LBC Abbotts Estate Agents, 46 High Street Application for Listed Building Consent – Plaster covering to internal wall. Approval was recommended (Voting was unanimous) SCHEDULE OF DECISIONS OF LOCAL PLANNING AUTHORITY The Committee noted the Schedule of Decisions of the Local Planning Authority. ANY OTHER BUSINESS B/10/01522/FHA Lickpennys Barn, Coram Street. Erection of solar panels to south roof elevation. The Committee noted that this application has been refused on a delegated decision by Babergh District Council. The Committee felt this was a disappointing decision at this time when people are being encouraged to take ‘green’ options. B/10/00061/FUL Hillcrest, Red Hill Road, Hadleigh. Erection of terrace of 4 no. dwellings (existing dwelling to be demolished). This application for four houses had been refused by both Hadleigh Town Council and Babergh District Council. The Chair reported that the appeal had been refused. B/10/00876/FUL Land West of Pond Hall Road – 50 pitch touring caravan park. The Committee noted that Hadleigh Town Council had approved this application. Babergh District Council had refused the application. The Committee noted that the application was now going to appeal. It was noted that the letter from the District Council was dated the 8th February and the appeal start date was the 7th February. The Clerk was asked to write a letter of support. Councillor Mrs. Haylock gave a verbal report on the Suffolk Wildlife Trust Course on Planning for Biodiversity which she had found extremely interesting. Members of the Committee will be provided with a copy of the booklet for their information. There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.55pm Mrs Carol A. Bailey BA(Hons)

HADLEIGH ANNUAL TOWN MEETING will be held in THE DINING ROOM, HADLEIGH on THURSDAY 28th APRIL 2011 at 7.30 pm AN AGENDA WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE APRIL HADLEIGH COMMUNITY NEWS All residents are entitled to attend this open meeting. If you wish to have an issue relating to the town discussed at the meeting, please contact the Town Council Office by the 18th March 2011 so that an item can be included on the Agenda. All questions must be submitted to the Town Clerk in writing prior to the meeting Please see April’s Hadleigh Community News for further details and speakers attending Councillor Mrs Jan Byrne, Town Mayor


HADLEIGH TOWN COUNCIL Full Council Meetings: Date of Next Meetings at 7.30pm Thursday 21st April 2011 Thursday 19th May 2011

Planning Committees Date of Next Meeting at 7.30pm Thursday 7th April 2011 Thursday 19th May 2011 (To commence after the Town Council meeting)

Hadleigh Community Transport is seeking volunteer minibus drivers for our Dial a ride service in and around Hadleigh Full training provided Please call Hadleigh 828202 for more details

Royal British Legion Hadleigh Branch & Club 9th April Karoke with Marty, 8.30 pm, free entry to members 10th April Quiz with Charles, 8.30 ish start! 11th April Dixon Darts Final, 8.00 pm 16th April Charity Football Match, Hadleigh Castings v Celotex, 5 pm at Layham Road 16th April Female Singer ‘Rochelle’ 8.30 pm 23rd April ‘Roddy’ 8.30 pm - Not to be missed 29th April Royal Wedding - Open all day Karaoke/Disco with Disco Becks at 8.30 pm Free entry to members, Guests £1 29th Special Offer - Carlsberg £2.20 - 7 pm till close 30th April Kenny Lee & The Hustlers, 8.30 pm

NOW OPEN 7 NIGHTS A WEEK Ladies Section: meeting will be held on the 5th April 2011 at 7.30p.m, we will be holding an Easter Egg Raffle, and this will be followed by a game of bingo.Please bring an Easter related raffle prize to the meeting.

All members, old and new, very welcome! The Hadleigh and District Royal British Legion Branch will hold their next meeting on the 5th April 2011 at 19.00 hrs. If you would like to join the Branch Committee, please come to the Royal British Legion Club in George Street.


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Pupils at Hintlesham and Chattisham Primary School will be given the opportunity to meet a teacher from Bhagawati Primary School in Nepal. The school has been granted funding from the British Council, as part of the Government’s Commitment to partnerships and community cohesion at global as well as local level. The aims of the exchange are: - for the two schools to begin to learn about each other’s culture and education system. - to enhance the curriculum in each school through joint projects. Mr. Narayan Pandey, from Bhagawati Primary School will be visiting us from Saturday 19th March to Friday 25th March. An exciting programme has been arranged including meeting to discuss future curriculum projects as well as meeting the wider village community in the village hall on Wednesday 21st March. I do hope you will be able to come along and meet him. An exchange visit has been arranged for Mrs Cross (Headteacher) who will fly to Nepal on 30th April 2011 and return on May 8th so we look forward to hearing all about it when she returns. For further information please contact Mrs. S. Cross (Headteacher) Hintlesham and Chattisham Primary School on 01473 652344

Social Motoring Events for the Spring Eastern Counties Motor Club are organising two social motoring events which will raise funds for the East Anglian Air Ambulance. April 17th Broads Explorer Scatter This is a Treasure Hunt type drive around the beautiful Norfolk Broads, starting and finishing at visitor attractions with a mileage of about 50 miles. Entrants will receive a proper map of the whole area and a memento from the Broads Authority who are supporting the run. Entries are open to cars of any age and families are welcome. May 8th Kerridges South Suffolk Classic Run This is the premier classic event in Suffolk. Starting near Bury St Edmunds and finishing at the South Suffolk Show at Ampton with a tour of the Grand Ring which traditionally closes the Show, this years run will take in some of the lovely countryside of the north Suffolk border. There will also be a couple of interesting visits on the way. Entries are open to any car regarded as ‘Classic’ but also to more modern but ‘interesting’ vehicles. Details are on the website where there is a link to the Scatter information or telephone 01473 652262 for details of either event.

Hadleigh Choral Society THE SEASONS - HAYDN St. Mary’s Church Hadleigh Saturday 9th April 7.30pm.

Colchester Symphony Orchestra Conductor Christopher Phelps Christina Sampson (soprano) Paul Curievici (tenor) Owain Browne (bass) Tickets £10 £8 (concs) £2 (under 16) available on the door, or from The Idler Bookshop, Hadleigh

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Thank you from SESAW Suffolk and Essex Small Animal Welfare would like to thank the many generous people who donated raffle prizes and items to sell at their Spring Sale in Hintlesham on 12th March. Thanks also to the Hadleigh Community News for printing the appeal, the Public for attending the event and the hard working Volunteers who all made the day such a success. Your combined efforts helped to raise ÂŁ800 which will go towards upgrading emergency accommodation for rescued animals in the Overflow Shed. If you would like to rehome an animal visit SESAW at Idano, Stoke Road, Leavenheath, CO6 4PP 10am to 1pm Wed to Sun or leave a message on 01787 210888.

Hadleigh & District Twinning Association Two years pass very quickly in Hadleigh and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time again for members of the Twinning to visit our French friends in Rousies, Ferriere la Grande and Ferriere la Petite. This year the visit is from Friday 27th to Monday 30th May. Any members who would like to go and have not yet reserved their places on the coach please tell Peter Matthews ASAP (828233). If you would like to go to France but are not a member, it only costs a few pounds to join. On Friday March 18th the HDTA presented â&#x20AC;&#x153;A la Mode de Hadleighâ&#x20AC;?. A fashion show of clothes by Dawns Fashions of 70 High St, Needham Market, 01449 722888. Dawn brought a wide range of styles from her shop to Hadleigh which were most professionally modelled by some of our girls in dress sizes from 10 to 20. There were also stalls with jewellery, make-up, accessories and delicious cup cakes for sale. Thanks to all our helpers and to those who bought tickets and came along and supported our group. Thanks also to those of you who came to another great evening of Line Dancing in January. J T Steppers talked us through some simple routines and barn dances and everyone was able to join in with the toe struts, Elvis legs and eight-step weaves! In February we had a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Social and Games Night with a French Accent!â&#x20AC;? This was a lot of fun where our members played French Bingo and translating quizzes with a little â&#x20AC;&#x153;pain et fromageâ&#x20AC;? for refreshment. Looking Glass 135x95.indd 1

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London River (12) £3 (£2 for accompanied children over 12) FRIDAY 15th APRIL 7.30 pm “London River” is a film about not knowing. It was released five years to the week after four bombs went off in London and killed so many innocent people. However, the theme of not knowing is by no means confined to these terrorist attacks. Brenda Blethyn plays Elizabeth, a mother who sees the 7th July bombings on the news and instinctively picks up the phone and endeavours to contact her daughter to see if she is alive and well. When she fails to get a reply, she comes to London and starts to search herself, not knowing quite where to start. Whilst moving into her daughter’s flat, she meets a Muslim man, played by Sotigui Kouyate, who is also searching for his son. From a photo in his possession they realise that his son knows Elizabeth’s daughter – the truth then slowly emerges that the two had met, fallen in love and had moved into the flat to live together. This is a film that no-one should miss: humane, stunningly acted and the portrait of London after the terrorist attacks is startlingly accurate.

CELEBRATING FIVE YEARS OF DIGITAL CINEMA IN HADLEIGH On 25th February “Hollywood in Hadleigh” celebrated its fifth birthday by re-showing the most popular film to date – “Mamma Mia”. To make it a special occasion anyone who turned up suitably attired could get in for half price – and there was a prize for the best dressed man and the best dressed lady! The picture below shows the compère, Mike Newman, in suitable attire, introducing the contestants.

Jerry’s Diary Saturday 19th February on a very wet day I volunteered to help with some coppice work at Bower House Farm in Polstead. A small team of us using chainsaws cleared, logged and laid the brush wood over the cut stumps in an area of around quarter acre. This coppice work has been carried out for the benefit of Hazel Dormouse which are living in the wood. The area which was coppiced will let in more light and therefore much healthier growth from the stumps left behind. Wildflowers will come back and after 2-3 Hazel Dormouse years Warblers, Garden Willow, Black Cap and Chiffchaff should be using the newly coppiced area and even Nightingale could return to breed in the wood. All of the species mentioned nest on or very near to the ground. Kevin from Clopton Gardens also contacted me to ask about Siskins - Siskins have never been that common in the area. The autumn, winter and early spring are the best times to see the Siskin. These birds will be mostly from Northern Europe. The Alder trees along the river walk seems to be the favourite place to see these birds where 100+ have been seen this winter. At this time of year, these Siskins will be passing through on their way Siskin to the breeding grounds in North Europe. They are much less common in the summer, I havent seen one at this time for years. Please contact me if you see anything interesting! email Jerry Oxford

The Steven Henly Award for Outstanding Commitment Last year, Zahra and Bob Henly inaugurated the Steven Henly Award for Outstanding Commitment (to sport) at the University of Bedfordshire, in memory of their son, Steven, who died of a rare form of cancer in July 2008, just a few weeks after his 21st birthday. The first award will be presented to the recipient in Bedford on 4th April. Anyone who knew Steven will be aware of how much he loved all sporting activities, and he was active in a number of sports throughout his school life and beyond. The purpose of the Steven Henly Award for Outstanding Commitment is to recognise and encourage the level of dedication to sport that Steven himself showed throughout his life. Zahra carried out a sponsored “Jog & Bike Ride Challenge” last year to raise funds for the award on some of the Hadleigh High Leisure Centre equipment, and this raised around £1,800. This year Zahra will be out on the road - she is taking part in the Richmond Half-Marathon on what would have been Steven’s 24th birthday on 8th May. The route crosses the Thames on two occasions and also passes close by Hampton Court - not that Zahra will be in any condition to enjoy the views!! Once again, Zahra and Bob would like to ask for donations to help with the fundraising. There will be a sponsorship form at the Leisure Centre, or you can contact Zahra and Bob on 01473 827960.

LUNCH CLUBS AT THE ANSELL CENTRE Due to their popularity we are sorry that both Wednesday and Friday clubs are now full. However, do contact us to put your name on the waiting list. The Ansell Luncheon Club takes place on the first Friday of each month and the Wednesday Lunch Club on the third Wednesday.

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Thankyou Marguerite and John would like to say a special thank you to our daughters Nikki and Tina for their hard work in organising our surprise Ruby Wedding Anniversary meal on February 20th at the Hintlesham Golf Club, for ourselves and our friends. Also for our stay at Hintlesham Hall. We had a lovely time. We would also like to say thank you to our son-inlaw Stuart and our Mum. Also to family and friends who gave us cards and presents and those who joined us on our special day. Love to you all, Marguerite & John

Burstall Village Art & Craft Group If you are interested in Art & craft this is the new group for you. For more information watch out for updates on the village notice board. Meetings are held 1st Thursday of the month, 7.30 - 9.30 at Burstall Village Hall starting April 7th 2011. Come along and learn new skills in Art and Crafts Contact Carol Mayston 652435 or Ann Burchnall 652262 for more info

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Light Review by Helen Clarke Growing up in Hadleigh I’ve always felt attached to the town, I love it for being a simplistic place which is respected, and appreciated. I always prized the way no one or nothing could touch its eccentric and ongoing history. I’ve forever felt passionate towards the town, and how it’s a very independent and proud place. However growing into my teens I did notice one thing - the lack of entertainment for young people, Yes I understand being a fairly small town there wouldn’t be a lot of events and attractions for my age group. Nevertheless I always had to travel a further distance to the likes of Sudbury or Ipswich for socialising and nights out. That is until I became aware of crabtrees live event nights. Don’t get me wrong my first reaction to this was; a load of old, retired wannabe stars singing to the local boozers. But after careful consideration and looking through the reviews and pictures, I thought I might as well give it a shot and see if Crabtrees could prevail and entertain me for the evening. When I turned up to the event on the Friday night I was pleasantly surprised, as I made my way through the door, I spied young people! Lots of them give or take a few middle age people sitting at hidden tables, there were people my age! I also loved the set that had been displayed, tucked neatly in the corner was a full set of mics, guitars, drums; I could instantly tell it was going to be my kind of scene. The atmosphere as the acts started to play was essentially very familiar to the atmosphere I would experience at places I’d been in Ipswich. The singers had the petite but cosy crowd on their feet, and everyone was cheering and singing along to the popular and energetic tunes, I myself had a quick sing along. Two hours and three vodka and cokes later I was dancing along ecstatically to the sweet music, don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t drunk at this point, but I was tipsy and in reality having a good time. Crabtrees had surprised me, I felt like I could enjoy this every week as much as any weekend id had in a larger area. I left the cafe at 11oclock, the usual time I’d leave the pub in Sudbury, and I had to give credit to Crabtrees for holding such an event. It was entertaining, energetic and passionate. The ambience was one that I have never experienced before, I felt totally at ease singing and dancing along to the music. The acts were supreme, and very professional. I honestly never thought I would see the day when I enjoyed a night out in Hadleigh, I will be sure to revisit Crabtrees in the near future, and hopefully enjoy it as much as I did that night. Helen Clarke

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Mrs Jocylyn Le Fondre, who won the competition, is pictured, above, accepting a Plum Green gift voucher from Kirsty Macmillan. Mrs Le Fondre, also won a Girls Loves Roses gift voucher and a personal shopping experience, an Indian Head Massage and Reiki treatment from Feathered Angels.

A message from the President of Hadleigh Chamber of Commerce, Roger Bannister Congratulations to Mrs Le Fondre, of Hadleigh. The chamber’s inspiration for the competition was to showcase the individuality and vitality of our town by the ‘Shop Smart, Stay Local and Keep Trade Local’ initiative. In her entry she wrote: ‘Hadleigh has a lovely warm and friendly community with welcoming retailers and shop keepers going out of their way to help. Hadleigh is a picturesque and quaint town which has beautiful walks and countryside making it a perfect place to live and work. I moved to Hadleigh last year and I am very pleased I did.’ Join the Chamber on-line today for an annual subscription of just £20 or collect a membership form from the reception of Walter Wright Chartered Accountants 89 High Street, Hadleigh, IP7 5EA. Tel: 01473 822 143.


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Could you be someone who could really make a difference? Our volunteers come from all walks of life, including retired people, mums with children at school to young people looking for work experience. In return for their time, SBS offer volunteers training workshops, travel expenses and volunteering experience. The organisation is also able to act as referees for future employment which is of particular benefit to younger members of the community, or for those wishing to return to employment after a career break. Suffolk Befrienders are also very keen to hear from anyone who would like to learn more about their one-to-one Befriending Scheme as they have many people - of all ages and interests – awaiting befrienders in the Sudbury area. People with learning disabilities often lack the opportunities most of us have to make new friends and we would be delighted to hear from anyone who may have time available to join someone for a coffee, go to the cinema, do some shopping or just have a chat. We take the utmost care in matching people with mutual interests so that both parties benefit from the friendship. It really can make a difference to someone’s life and we offer a full support service to our Volunteer Befrienders with expenses paid to registered volunteers. For information on Suffolk Befriending Scheme please contact Nicky on 07906758031, or the office on 01787 371333. Alternatively you could visit the website at: THE HADLEIGH HIGH SCHOOL PTA

MURDER MYSTERY NIGHT FRIDAY 13 MAY 2011 HADLEIGH HIGH SCHOOL 7.00pm Baiss & Co Advanced The Sailors Rest, 2 St Peter’s Street, Ipswich IP1 1XB

£3 PER PERSON (Maximum 6 People per Team) PRIZES FOR THE WINNERS Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available however you are quite welcome to bring your own drinks and food if you wish for anything different To Book Your Teams Place Please Call Anita on 01473 829777

Every week Sunday - 8am & 10.45am (see website for details) 7-9pm Porch Project Explore (for teenagers) in the Deanery Tower Sunday Club For primary school children at 10.45am on the first Sunday each month Tuesday 11am at The Row Chapel, George Street 6-8pm The Porch Project (for teenagers) Wednesday 7.30am Morning Prayer & Eucharist, followed by breakfast Friday 9.30am to 12noon Cafe Church 7.30 - 10pm The Porch Project (for teenagers)

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Palm Sunday 10.30am Special Churches Together in Hadleigh Service Meet in the High Street outside Greggs for blessing of Palms Procession to St Mary's for 10.45am Sung Family Eucharist 3pm Healing Eucharist Dean - The Very Revd Martin Thrower Tel: 01473 822218

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Holy Week Tuesday 19 April, 7.30pm High Mass Maundy Thursday, 7.30pm Eucharist, Foot Washing & Prayer Vigil Good Friday, 9am Stations of the Cross Holy Saturday, 7.30pm Easter Vigil Easter Day 8am Said Eucharist (BCP) 10.45am Festival Sung Family Eucharist

Brett River Children’s Centre, Hadleigh A warm welcome to Brett River Children’s Centre, based within The Old Corn Exchange in Hadleigh and provides a variety of FREE advice and support for families together with their 0-5 year olds: • Play and learning opportunities • Regular free drop ins / groups • Links with Portage / Autism Suffolk • Open access computer • Job / training advice from Jobcentre Plus Advisor • Breastfeeding support • Health Visitor clinics • Parenting advice • Saturday Dads group • Grandparents group • Links with childminders • Full Suffolk Libraries service No need to book in advance, just turn up! We would love you to drop by to collect and browse our current timetables, you would be most welcome and we look forward to meeting you. We run a rolling term-time activity programme, including our popular Grandparents group every Wednesday between 10.00-11.30am. With Easter just around the corner we have exciting times ahead, between 11th-21st April there will be card making, decorating Easter bonnets, egg painting and yummy chocolate nests. Please free to contact us for further information on 01473 822580 / 820187, email or visit

Playstation Pre-School We would like to wish everyone a happy forthcoming Easter and holiday! It’s coming up to that time again when we say good luck with a sad goodbye to those children leaving us to start reception, but look forward to welcoming some new faces as well for the summer term. Our last day of term is Friday 8th April and we return for the summer term on Wednesday 27th April just prior to the Royal wedding Bank holiday and May Bank Holiday (for which we are closed). Although we are situated on the school premises at Station road please remember you need to register your child separately for both Play-station and the school as we are an independent group. We are continuing to collect both Sainsburys and Tesco vouchers so please think of us when doing your shopping and bring them in for us to buy some new equipment and outdoor toys! A big thank you to all those who brought in the Morrisons Vouchers, we have now received for our herb garden some herbs and childrens garden tools so are going to be busy this month!! OUR NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING IS THURSDAY 5th MAY 2011 @ 7.30pm THIS IS OUR AGM, please attend if you can. We can be contacted on at If you are currently considering a playschool for your child, why not come and take a look at what we can offer? Please telephone Playstation on 824271 for enrolment details, a prospectus or to arrange a visit, or visit our website at

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NOT JUST EGGS! - but stories, crafts and games Join in as we find out more about the Easter Story.

All children R - Year 6 welcome. 10am-2pm, Thursday 14 April (lunch provided) Organised by Churches Together in Hadleigh at the Ansell Centre, Market Place (next to Hadleigh URC.) Free, but donations welcome. More details:Michelle (827757) Trish (828393) Milly (827895)

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Headteacher’s Introduction Science Week As a specialist science school we undertake a large number of activities throughout the year to enhance pupils’ scientific learning within our school and with our partner primary schools. This week was national Science Week and our pupils took part in a whole school experiment involving all members of our school community. The theme of our week was water. Many of us take having access to clean drinking water for granted as we live in circumstances where we rarely experience lack of water. Each member of staff and each pupil were assigned to an area of the world where water shortages have occurred either through lack of rain or indeed a natural disaster which affects access to clean water: Assam, Gujarat, and Rajasthan. During form periods pupils received daily updates about their region and how the lack of drinking water was affecting the lives of people in their community. Some staff and pupils received a black ribbon to symbolise that a member of their community had passed on as a result of the situation. None of us could have known, at the time when this learning experience was planned, how a current catastrophe would be unfolding at the same time in Japan with thousands killed by the devastating tsunami caused by the major earthquake. This emphasised how lack of clean water can have considerable impact in any community, even those which are at the forefront of technological innovation. The learning which pupils gained has been significant. Many of them have considered how precious water is, and how we often waste a great deal of it without due consideration. They have

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also learned, in science lessons, how to purify water and the effect of consuming water which is infected. In geography, pupils have been examining the devastation which is caused by drought and other natural disasters as well as how many communities have restricted access to clean drinking water. Over the week, pupils have also been actively raising money which will be used to fund the construction of a well for a community in one of the areas where access to water is poor. Pupils are aware that this will improve the quality of life for that community as well as reduce the chance of lifethreatening diseases caused by unclean water. Pupils have suggested that any additional monies raised be sent to support the work of aid agencies which are attempting to support the people of Japan who have been stricken by the recent overwhelming disaster. Year 8 Colchester Zoo Trip – Enrichment Day On Thursday 17th March, half of Year 8 spent the day at Colchester Zoo looking at the animals and having a talk about adaptation and habitats, something they will be following up in their Science lessons. They took part in many different activities such as feeding the elephants and giraffes and thoroughly enjoyed themselves despite the cold weather. Dutch Integration Day On Thursday 10th March, 48 Dutch students from Holland came to Hadleigh High School to have a tour of our school. The 17 students that gave the tour took 4 or 5 Dutch pupils to help them throughout the day. Many of the selected students said that it was an enjoyable experience meeting foreign people and learning about their school’s culture and about Holland in general. Science Week- ‘Water for Life’ Water for Life is a way to raise awareness as only 1 in 6 people in the world have access to clean water. All the money we are raising will go to India in the hope that we raise enough money to sink a well with clean water in the community. All five years at Hadleigh High School did an experiment to see how we would cope if a natural disaster hit. Each tutor group was allocated a region in India, and found out through a short film every morning what natural disaster had occurred in their area and the consequences. Linked to this, Years 7, 8 and 9 studied in Science lessons how to purify water. George Johnson Chosen to represent Suffolk - Interview with Millie Forbes George Johnson has been chosen to represent Suffolk in rugby in the under 14 A squad and has already played in their home and away matches with Norfolk and Cambridgeshire. He played in their recent home match at Sudbury on 26th January against Cambridgeshire and scored the first try for Suffolk who subsequently went on to win the match. George commented that this was a very proud moment for him, representing his county at something which he loves. He feels that it is a great honour to have been appointed to this position but that it isn’t easy for him to maintain the high standards needed to be in the team. He has to attend training twice a week in Ipswich for an hour and a half. This is a big commitment for him but he feels that it is worth it as his dream in the future to play for England. He used to play for Hadleigh Rugby Club, the local rugby team, but once he was spotted by the Ipswich team he was quickly snapped up to join their ranks. This was when he went on to attend the trials for Suffolk and was successful. He does not only play rugby, he also is a keen runner but this also helps with his fitness levels for the rugby. We send all our congratulations out to George for his achievement and wish him well in his future career in rugby.

Kieran Clements – Former Hadleigh High School Pupil During the half term holiday, former Hadleigh High School student Kieran Clements, who now attends Northgate Sixth Form, won the National Cross Country Championships held at Alton Towers in Derbyshire. It is believed that he is the first Suffolk member to ever win a National Cross Country title in any age group. Overall, February was a very successful month for Kieran because he had already won the Southern Counties title held at Parliament Hill, London. Well done Kieran! News from the Library We celebrated World Book Day on Thursday 3rd March. As part of the celebrations, a general knowledge quiz was held in the Library. Congratulations to the winning team which consisted of Sara Teszner, Taylor McCarthy, Emily Stannard and Mollie Chammings from Year 8, who will receive a book of their choice.

Summing Up the Maths Department The maths department has been busy in the past month, what with the Group Maths Challenge and World Maths day. During World Maths day, 32,512 schools around the globe (making 191 nations) took part in an international challenge, in which selected students would be given questions to answer in competition against other schools. 152 students took part in the challenge, from years 8, 9, and 10, and collectively correctly answered 25,751 questions. Well done to all who took part.

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Vouchers for the School The Sainsbury’s “Active Kids” and Tesco “For Schools & Clubs” voucher schemes for 2011 are now well under way. Please ask friends and family for all their vouchers to help us achieve our best-ever totals. The more you bring in, the more equipment we can buy. The main collection point will be in CR1 or they can be given in to your form tutors. Thank you for your help. Prefects Congratulations to all the students that have completed their interviews to be selected as prefects. We wish them all the best. Schools Shakespeare Festival For the past couple of weeks, auditions have taken place for parts in the production of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, and those who were successful have already started rehearsals. The performance will take place towards the end of the year, and students will also be taking part in a workshop with members of the National Youth Theatre before the performance, which many of the students are looking forward to. Year 11 Revision- Enrichment Day Year 11 made good use of Enrichment Day yesterday, taking the time to revise for their GCSE exams at the end of the year. Many found that the time benefited their studies and that it was a good opportunity to go over the subjects which they have studied for the past couple of years. Year 10 Racism Campaigns- Enrichment Day For Enrichment day, Year 10 focussed on the theme of racism. We were very fortunate to have three visitors, all from different religions, to discuss their religion and personal experiences of racism. Year 10 then had to create a presentation on the definition of racism, the causes and how to prevent it in the future, and the best presentation won a prize. All students benefited from the day. Year 9 Science Museum Trip- Enrichment Day 128 Year 9s and 20 members of staff experienced an enjoyable trip to the London Science Museum. They were fortunate enough to get involved in many activities including going to the launch pad area where they took part in many different hands on tasks and games. During the day, students watched a science show which they thoroughly enjoyed. The trip was organised by VAT is moving online from April 2010 Mr Moore and overall, it was a great experience for all who went.

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Well, now we all know the cutbacks are indeed as severe as we had feared they might be and that they will have an ongoing effect on the wider issues that touch all our lives and will do so for some considerable time to come. We are well aware of the general controversy over the Coalition and while we agree with some of the actions and aspirations at Government level, we remain very concerned at a local level and will do everything within our power to serve the interests of the people of Hadleigh. We support many of the very worthwhile initiatives that come under the umbrellas of the Town and District Councils and work tirelessly to alleviate any problems or concerns you bring to us. With your valuable support at the Local Elections in May we will continue to work hard on your behalf as we have strived to do for very many years and together we will ensure that Hadleigh remains a modern, vibrant and welcoming town where people will want to live, work and visit. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget you can apply for a Postal Vote before 14th April if you prefer not to go to your Polling Station on Polling Day but would still like to register your vote. 42

Babergh District Council and Mid-Suffolk District Council You are all aware that consultations are underway between the two District Councils with a view to either a shared working environment and sharing certain services, or negotiating a full merger. A Local Poll will take place on this matter after the Local Elections in May and this will give you the opportunity to assess whether you are in agreement with the proposed arrangements or not and make your views known.

Parking & Transport Parking in the Town’s Car Parks remains free for the first three hours and we hope this will continue. May we remind you to observe the parking restrictions in the High Street and make full use of the Town’s five car parks (six at weekends). From 1st April, Travel Pass holders can enjoy the Park & Ride facilities after 9.30am for £1.50 (standard price £3) Monday to Friday and at any time over the weekends. We realise this adversely affects visits to your doctor or the hospital before 9.30am and we have made our comments known to the relevant committees. Threats of cuts to Local Bus Services remain and we are keeping a close eye on this. Our Community Bus service, run by Hadleigh Community Transport (01473 828202) will, from April, be running a “Dial-a-Ride” service in Hadleigh from 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday staffed by volunteer drivers. Volunteers are always needed for this vital service so if you are interested in helping , please telephone them. From 16th May they will also be running a new service called “Suffolk Link Brett” which is a pre-bookable service from 7am to 7pm Monday to Saturday. This service seeks to replace withdrawn services in surrounding villages (eg. Polstead and Bildeston) by collecting you from your village and bringing you (usually to Hadleigh) to link with a bus service. Full details are available from HCT on the number above.

Youth & Leisure Facilities Following the refurbishment of the Swimming Pool’s changing facilities we are confident this is a very positive step towards bringing the building up to an entirely satisfactory standard. The Porch Project and The Library Project are now quite well established and provide somewhere to go and things to do for the young people of Hadleigh. Participation in these projects is good and growing. The local Police take an active interest in, and are supportive of these Projects. They work closely with the Management Teams to build responsibility and confidence in the young participants and resolve any problems or challenges as they occur.

Housing It is feared that Angel Court will be sold into private management or, at worst, may close and grave concern remains for the continued existence of Day Care services. We have a very active interest in these matters and will keep you informed as matters progress. There are currently two more privately run Care Homes under construction in Hadleigh with Independent Living facilities available within the development. We realise that charges for these places can be prohibitive for many people. Although our Sheltered Housing has seen cuts in warden hours, every care has been taken to ensure residents have the necessary equipment in place for their safety and comfort. In addition to housing for the elderly, Affordable Housing will make up 30% of the planned new development in the North of Hadleigh.

Waste Recycling Hadleigh’s flagship recycling centre is well supported and, thanks to you all, came top in 2010 with 81.6% of all waste being recycled. Unlike many such sites, Hadleigh’s centre will remain open, albeit with slightly shorter opening hours. We would strongly encourage you all to continue using this comprehensive and well maintained service.


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The March meeting of the club was held on the 14th and comprised of the A.G.M. plus some food and social time and was well attended. Despite my total incompetence we did get through the business side of things fairly rapidly and followed this with an informal question and answer session and this in turn led on to the refreshments with some terrific cakes and goodies. After a proposal from the floor which was rapidly seconded, the existing committee was re-elected en bloc, except Brian Hall who has filled the treasurers position in the past and organised the closing and re-opening of our bank account when the club was in difficulties and passed on the responsibility to the new treasurer when we were once more up and running. Many thanks to him for his dedicated service over many years. John Rye opened the meeting with a resume of the years’ weather, meetings and events and this was followed by the chairman, Ruth Allen, thanking the various officers and committee for their part in another successful year. A newish member Darren Barton and a past committee member Chris Streeting were persuaded to join the committee. Thanks were also extended to Maureen Bloys for running our monthly raffle and Chris and Phillip Streeting for the annual quiz and of course the members for their interest and encouragement. Before the refreshments, Ken Quedley began the question and answer session which was very successful and may well have to be repeated as such imponderables as “what is the size of a small garden?” and “planting times” kept cropping up. For more information phone Ruth Allen 822323

For the attention of shops and businesses Part of our responsibility as the Safer Neighbourhood Team is to respond to community needs and concerns. Over the last three years, complaints of parking issues in and around our High Street in Hadleigh have risen, and we are obliged to listen to these complaints and feedback to the community how we propose to deal with them. Our team have issued almost 600 parking tickets in recent years, and whilst time is dedicated to this task we cannot tackle the more burning issues that affect our Town. I write to you and other local businesses as it is not uncommon for members of the public to complain about the location of vehicles either owned by you or used by your business. As a reminder, a single yellow line means you cannot park or wait in that location between Monday and Saturday 8am through until 6pm (unless loading or unloading). The pedestrian part of George Street (outside of Partridges) carries a traffic order preventing vehicles from parking or waiting between the same timescales. Partridges do own a part of this stretch of pavement, and this part is exempt from the traffic order. The waiting bays in the High Street are governed by time restrictions. They are either 1 or 2 hour bays, and you cannot return to the bay once you have vacated the space. We can issue a £30 fixed penalty notice to any vehicle found flouting these regulations, and local businesses are not exempt from these rules. Whilst we are not obliged to remind you of the regulations, I thought it prudent to send you this letter to remind you of your responsibility as a vehicle owner, and local business operator, to abide by the traffic regulations. Babergh East Safer Neighbourhood Team staff will issue tickets to vehicles found parking illegally. PC 1455 Matt Paisley

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Hadleigh Gardens Personal Thoughts I some times wish that I was organised enough to keep an accurate garden diary. I do generally note down when I make significant changes, or complete major jobs in the garden, but I fail to note dates when particular plants flower. Still I think that Spring is earlier this year. When I wrote the April column last year I did not have a single daffodil in flower. This year walking round my garden there are a good selection of bulbs in flower including a good mixture of daffodils, some muscari, some hyacinth and a few tulips. The first flowers are opening on my ornamental plum. I have been struggling to complete pruning all of my hedges, but I am practically there now except for a forsythia which will be done after it has finished flowering and a pyracantha. Most of the prunings were burnt this morning while the wind was in the right direction to avoid troubling my neighbours, so I can now think about tackling the Pyracantha, which is much too tall. These are lovely shrubs which look beautiful both in flower and in berry. It is a difficult decision as to when to prune them. If you treat them according to the general rule and prune them after they have flowered you lose a lot of berries. The RHS suggest pruning them in late Summer leaving as many berries as possible. I plan to attack mine in the next week or two and accept that I shall lose most of this years flowers and berries. Open Gardens Sun 10 April Blakenham Woodland Garden Blakenham Sun 17 April Blakenham Woodland Garden Blakenham Sun 17 April East Bergholt Place East Bergholt Sun 24 April Rosemary East Bergholt Sat 30 April Larks Hill Tuddenham St Martin Weather Records In February 42.5 mm (1.7") of rain fell at Kersey which is just a bit below average. It made the 3 month running figure 102.5 mm (4") which is still below average. In February the maximum temperature was 15 Cel (59 F), and the minimum was 0 Cel (32F). So February was quite warm with no really hard frosts. We must remember we usually get some frosts in April. In my garden the ground temperature in mid March is 11 Cel (52F). Last year at this time it was only 5 Cel (41F). So it is not surprising that the bulbs have come on so quickly. Hints April is the month for sowing hardy annuals direct in the ground. This is an under used method of filling a garden with colour, which does not require a greenhouse. Just make sure the soil is nice and crumbly and sow the seed in lines so that you know which plants are seedlings, and which are weeds. Then thin them out when they have got a few leaves. If you have children why not encourage them to help you do this on a small patch. For this I would suggest calendula, dwarf sunflower, or nasturtiums, since all have larger seeds that are easy to handle, and make a good splash of colour. In addition nasturtiums will grow in quite poor soil. April is also the peak month for sowing vegetable seeds. it is correct for almost everything. The exceptions are the few things that want a bit more heat like courgettes, french beans, and runner beans, and even then for the beans you can get an early start by sowing seed in pots in a greenhouse or cold frame for planting out mid May onwards. The beans need plenty of moisture in the soil to give optimum yield so now, with the possibility of another dry Summer, is the time to improve the soil where they are going to be planted with any compost or other moisture retaining material that you have available. If you have nothing better burying shredded newspapers would help. My father in law always did this and usually had a good crop. John Rye

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Dear Sir It was nice to read Mr Smiths latest postcard from fantasy Island. As with all his previous scribblings he manages to ignore logic. I must though congratulate him on his economic style of writing only needing to employ half the amount of truth normally needed. Someone has already dealt with the Bridge Street access idea, showing a major flaw in calculations for the amount of traffic. I think nature has recently dealt effectively with his ridiculous statement “Risk of flooding of the store site is considered minimal”. Come on Mr Smith, surely even you must believe the evidence with your own eyes. Point 6, effect on flora and fauna, I’m sure you won’t, but please explain how a supermarket with 200 parking spaces and an access road etc avoids destroying plant and animal life. Point 7, Presumably you won’t be clamouring to buy a house ajoining the site. Point 8, Presumably the many spin-off benefits are, those previously working in or running other shops will have a lot more leisure time on their hands when they have closed down, the local food and other product suppliers will be avoiding all that back breaking work, when there’s no outlet for their produce. Finally Mr Smiths old chestnut 76% of residents want a supermarket, funny but I for one, in all these 12 long years has never been asked my opinion, but then he never hears opinions, other than his, or is it Tesco’s. I find it hard to tell the difference. C Webber

Dear Sir I refer to J Grist’s excellent letter in March’s edition of the Hadleigh Community News in which he makes a logical case against the building the proposed leisure centre. I would like to make a number of additional points. Many readers of the Community News will remember that in February and March 2008 a residents’ survey was undertaken in which a questionnaire was sent to 20% of properties in Hadleigh and nearby parishes asking for people’s opinion on the building of a new leisure facility. 28% of people replied to this survey and of these approximately 65% were in favour of investing in a new building rather than in existing premises. Put in another way, approximately 5% of the people of Hadleigh indicated that they were in favour of this new leisure centre. Shortly after the survey was undertaken Babergh District Council (BDC) employed Leisure-Net Solutions Ltd to conduct a consultation about leisure facilities in Hadleigh. A colleague and I attended two of the three main sessions and were both struck at how the attendees were very keen to discuss the need for a new swimming pool in the town rather than a new leisure facility. However, the organisers were adamant that their brief was to discuss only the proposal for a new leisure facility and that no discussion could take place about the need for a replacement swimming pool. At the third session 23 members of the public were present. Leisurenet, in their report, comment that “this sample is much too small for analysis..... a sample needs to be at least 50 before it can be considered for use to make decisions.” Following the consultation, I was surprised to read an article in “The Evening Star” and another in an edition of “Babergh Matters”, both of which asserted that the people of Hadleigh had expressed a wish for a new gym and dance studio to be built next to the swimming pool. Cllr Nick Ridley was actually quoted as saying that, “After months of careful planning and thorough listening to the wishes of local people, the Hadleigh community building Is now on the launch pad”. This statement did not seem to reflect the result of the questionnaire nor the strongly expressed views of the people who attended the consultation meetings. Because I was so surprised to read these articles I requested a copy of Leisure-Net’s report. It made interesting reading, particularly the statement, ”The sessions were challenging: we’re used to this and we trust that we have been able to work through the process to help move the project on.” Readers of the Community News may also be interested in a Financial Statement submitted to BDC on 12th November 2008 by Kay Business Support with regard to the Leisure Facility. It states “Our financial forecasts demonstrate that the facility will generate surpluses almost immediately and will thus be viable and sustainable into the long term.” The request by BDC to Hadleigh Town Council for an annual contribution of £30,000 towards the running costs of the facility would not seem to concur with the forecast made by Kay Business Support. 46

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Before £2.4m is spent on a new leisure facility I suggest that BDC should be honest with the people of Hadleigh and present us with all the facts. Whilst a modern and flexible new leisure centre may be desirable, we need to know whether it will generate enough income to support the swimming pool (as stated in last month’s Community News) or whether it will in fact be a millstone round our necks which needs to be subsidised for the foreseeable future. J Dicks

Dear Sir After a silence of some months the Chairman of the Tesco Supporters Group regaled readers last month with his mantra of support for a new supermarket, He says that his group has been campaigning for 12 years, and for each of those years he has projected his own version of events, presumably on the premise that if misinformation is repeated often enough someone else might believe it. I would like to take up a few points in his letter. In 1999 town residents were surveyed and those who responded (certainly not all) overwhelmingly voted NO (72%) to a supermarket on the Riverside (Brett Works) (Question 1), but a similar number said that they would not object to a supermarket in Hadleigh on a site other than the Riverside.(Question 3). It is this latter result that Mr. Smith continually abuses. If access from Bridge Street was suggested back in the pre-history of 1992, why then did Tesco try two different access points in subsequent applications, both rejected as totally impractical and likely to cause traffic and safety problems? The current proposal is no better, probably poses greater dangers, and results in the unnecessary removal of a building and invaluable allotments. In 1992 we still had a Tesco store on the Buyright site, and there were no outcries for it’s retention when it was closed. Whilst it is agreed that Hadleigh needs another retail outlet, calculations commissioned by Babergh in 2008 showed that the shortfall was only 900-950 sq.m. This would provide a store the size of the Coop Supermarket, not as proposed, something over twice the size which will become a one-stop shopping outlet, consuming the total retail capacity of the town and representing a severe threat to all existing outlets. When car drivers cannot easily negotiate any approach road even today without problems, it cannot be said that those roads will be adequate when an anticipated extra 400 car movements may be expected if the store is built. This remains an ill-conceived proposal for a store unnecessarily large for the town, pretty much unwanted, in an inappropriate location (which happens to be vacant) and presenting Hadleigh with irrevocable consequences. D.A. Parker

Dear Sir At a recent Babergh District Council I formally proposed that: ‘The grants to Home Start Babergh, Ipswich Women’s Aid, Kernos Centre Sudbury and Solo Housing be restored to their 2010/11 levels. The cost of the restoration (£2,270) was to be found by reducing the grant to the Dance East “Boys in Babergh” programme from £3,500 to £1,230’. I was supported by Cllr. Brian Lazenby and thought that the logic of the prioritisation of people in need over the Dance East programme was a “no-brainer”. Regrettably there were only three votes in favour of the amendment (my own, Brian Lazenby’s and Peter Holbrook’s). The rest of the Council present voted against the motion and no one is recorded as having abstained. I still cannot understand where it went wrong. I am trying to learn from the result and I hope that when election time comes around the people of Hadleigh will remember those who championed the causes of the disadvantaged and those who, metaphorically, sat on their hands. Brian Riley, District Councillor Hadleigh North

Dear Sir The Help for Heroes charity will again have a stall at the Hadleigh May Show on Saturday 21st. of May. The stall is sponsored again this year most generously by The Hadleigh Tyre Group so that every penny raised goes directly to H4H in support of their work for our servicemen and women who have been affected either by trauma or physically in the course of their service for our country. There will be a range of items for sale large and small and we would be pleased to receive your valued support at the Show either by purchase or by any contribution on the day. Collecting boxes will be manned by the Hadleigh detachment of the Army Cadet Force and we are grateful to both the Cadets and Hadleigh Tyres for their continuing and valued support. Fred Breyer

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On April 9th 2011, we will be celebrating 10 years of our offering a ‘day service’ facility to older people in the local community. We will be celebrating all week, with entertainment everyday, special invited guests, and other festivities planned by manager Paulette Scott and the staff. Guests will include supporters of the service and previous customers, such as Nora Taylor who now resides in the Residential Home at Angel Court, but attended the service back in 2001! We opened in 2001, initially offering four days before demand meant that in 2003 we opened an additional fifth day, which we still offer today. We are now spreading our wings, linking with local bodies such as Age UK, Suffolk Family Carers, Babergh Council, ‘POPS’, Hadleigh Mobility Centre and Hadleigh Health Centre. We are also supported by the Hadleigh Charity Shop and the Friends of Angel Court. As service users, our customers enjoy trips out, such as lunch in local pubs, shopping in the town and visiting the park on those sunnier days!

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By the time you read this, you will probably know that it became necessary for us to cancel the Grand Charity Dinner scheduled for 25 March. This was due to very low ticket sales and it was a great disappointment to the Fundraising Committee, which had spent many weeks planning the occasion. It is surely a sign of the current economic climate, and our particular committee is not alone in feeling the chill wind hitting many national and international charities. The Committee is, however, most grateful for the generous support it received from the following local businesses. In alphabetical order, they are: Adnams, Bromley and Fitch, Hadleigh Thrift Shop, M Chisnall & Sons Ltd, Morton Smith & Sands, Stoke by Nayland Golf Club, Teaspoon Digital Prints and Wincer Kievenaar. The next planned event is the Open Gardens afternoon at The Priory in Benton Street, on Saturday 19 June, with the addition of a raffle, tea and mouth-watering cakes.

Hadleigh Evening WI To celebrate the institute’s 46th birthday members of Hadleigh Evening WI enjoyed lunch at the Lavenham Swan. Future events include a dinner hosted by Carole Cranston in aid of WI funds and a trip to the theatre arranged by Maraday Robinson. In April the president Philippa Carruthers will be taking part in the National Swimathon at the Hadleigh pool to raise money for the Marie Curie Cancer Care. Our speaker at the March meeting was John Cunningham who gave a light hearted account of his 54 year career working for the same insurance company. He gave examples of different claims and the investigations required to ensure that a fair settlement was reached by all parties concerned. In conclusion he showed us some ancient handwritten policies and mortgage documents. Next months meeting will be on Tuesday 19th April in the Seminar suite above the Hadleigh library starting 7.30pm. Jackie Marshall Ward will give a talk entitled “My Gran had one of those”. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Philippa Carruthers 01473 823057


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John Price 12/7/1936 - 31/12/2010 Peggy, Mike, Lynne and families would like to thank everyone who attended John’s funeral and for the beautiful floral tributes. The amount of people in St. Mary’s that day proved that he was loved by so many. We would like to thank the wonderful nurses that came to our house each day, nothing was too much trouble and the care they gave John was pure dedication. Also we would like to thank the Pharmacy team at the Health Centre who were very kind and helpful and a special thankyou to Nicky who always put a smile on John’s face which would make his day.

Hadleigh Cricket Club Sponsored by Hadleigh Tyre Group Peter Ryder, our long standing former Secretary, President and Life Member, was one of the club’s greatest servants. He moved to Hadleigh in 1964 from Overstrand in Norfolk and within months was asked to be club Secretary. It was a position he held for 20 years – an admirable and almost unprecedented term, although his son Tim has now done the same as Treasurer. As a player Peter represented the 1st XI for ten years, topping the bowling averages twice, before retiring in 1980. He led many periods of consultation with the Town and District Councils over various projects and was an authority on the history of the club. Peter stood down as Secretary in 1985 and was club President from 1995 to 2008. He remained a source of great support and advised the club committee on many issues, especially those relating to legal matters. His displays of club memorabilia at the annual Presidents Day were always fascinating, and the reunion of past members in 2008, when over 200 people attended, was an incredibly proud, happy and enjoyable day. The club will miss him deeply and our thoughts are with Tim, David and the Ryder family. It was a busy winter for the club. Not only did we achieve ECB Clubmark status, but were invited to deliver the Chance to Shine scheme – a hugely successful grassroots sports initiative run by the Cricket Foundation charity. In 2011 the club will provide 140 hours of coaching at five local schools – Hadleigh High, the town’s three primary schools and Kersey Primary. The project will run over five years and this year’s coaching will begin after Easter. The club now has 16 qualified ECB Level 1 or Level 2 coaches, and is already working closely with schools in the area. Val Gladwell, our first female coach, together with Head Coach Simon Manthorpe have been running introductory sessions for 22 girls in local schools in recent months. Suffolk Ladies player Flo Wilkinson and coach Soo Wilkinson attended one of the sessions and answered questions the girls had about women’s cricket. The club now plans to include a girls session within their 2011 summer coaching programme. As the summer progresses watch out for the Chance to Shine Brit Insurance national cricket day within each school and the Asda kwik cricket festival for all the schools at our ground in June. These will be fun, exciting days for the children to get involved in the game. The following Hadleigh juniors have been selected to represent Suffolk this season: Jamie Colcomb (U-10s); Phillip Carlstroem, Daniel Shanks and Freddie Price (U-11s); Sam Chapman (U-13s); Oliver Carlstroem, Ryan McGowan and Dominic Manthorpe (U-14s). Congratulations to Dominic who will captain the U-14s. At district level Arran Tampion was picked for the U-11s and Oliver Peters the U-13s. The senior league season begins on Saturday April 23rd. Anyone interested in joining the club please contact club captain Tim Rix on 07540 432440, 2nd XI captain Dave Mann (07954 349379) or Secretary Gary Wiles (01206 751230).

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Clairvoyant Medium Evening Wayne McHugh is appearing at the Hadleigh United Football Club on Thursday 21st April for our ever popular EVENING OF CLAIRVOYANCE. Doors open at 7.30pm, tickets are on sale at £10 per person which includes a complimentary glass of wine, admission is by ticket only. To book your ticket ring Donna Ramsey on 07917 730516. Early booking is advisable to avoid disappointment as tickets do sell fast. Visit our website for details of all events being held at the Football Club

Hadleigh United Reformed Church, Market Place, Hadleigh, IP7 5AX Hadleigh URC is a church at the heart of our community, with God at its heart. We meet on Sunday mornings at 10.30am, when there is worship for all ages. Some other activities include:

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Christchurch 2nd XI were crowned league champions this month, convincingly winning promotion to the Suffolk Premier League. Congratulations! The 1st XI are unbeaten in 6 games and are looking to continue this recent run of good results through to the end of the season. The junior section enjoyed an excellent game against Carlton Park in Framlingham and are looking forward to beating them in the return match next season! There will be a series of junior open mornings coming up in May, June and July, more details of which will follow.

Hadleigh Swimming Club league season Hadleigh Dolphins competed in the winter league, as usual with 3 rounds from November through to February. The Leagues, test competiveness and team spirit and, clubs across Suffolk take part. Many of the other Suffolk clubs are able to enter A,B and C squads due to their sizeable numbers and sponsorship. Hadleigh Dolphins have only an 'A' Squad, which makes this seasons achievements all the more impressive. In round 1 we finished 5th, but, in rounds 2 and 3 Hadleigh Dolphins finished in 3rd place. Other competing clubs included: Thetford, West Suffolk, Stowmarket B, Beccles, Deben B,Lowestoft and OB, Saxons B. Our Younger Squad contained some new swimmers, competing in their first League galas for the club, these included, Isobel Field, Anna Vince, Alistair Grant, Lily Clarke, Maurice Grover, Fern Morrin, James Grant, Jackson Crisp, Robert Aherne. First placed swimmers were: Tom Olive, Rebecca Mann, Ben Olive, Lily Clarke, Georgia Barton, Shan Bendall, Georgie Death, Collette Bunce, Alanah Barton, Matt D'Souza and Abi Malster. Over 24 PB times were recorded too and some swimmers continued to qualify for county championships. Thanks go to Jackie Kirk and Paul Barton as Team managers, as well as Georgie Death and Truan Death and head Coach Kern Death. Well done to all the parents and officials who turn up week in and week out to support the squad in their various tasks.

Sudbury Last Chance Meet This is an annual event held at Sudbury Pool, Suffolk to give swimmers a last chance to try and achieve county qualification times that they are very close on. Six swimmers attended to compete. Anna Vince continued her club champ success improving many of her PB times. Competing in 6 events and obtaining 5 PB times. Adam Morseman competed in 3 events. Robert Aherne achieved a PB in his 50 m Breast. Alanah Barton swam 2 events achieving a PB in 200 m Back, Matt D'Souza swam 3 events achieving a PB and a county qualifying time in 50 m breast. Jackie Kirk Team manager was impressed with all the swimmers achievements and the 9 x PB times from 19 events so soon after the Club champs. Hadleigh swimming club is run entirely by volunteers. If any one is interested in helping on poolside, the Club offers training opportunities for all levels of teaching and coaching. If you would like to swim we welcome children from Primary school to adulthood of all abilities, for fitness and to compete, from non-swimmers to fast swimmers. We have an established teaching section as well as a 3 tier coaching section. Call down to Hadleigh Pool on a Monday or wednesday for information and a chat.


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Race for Life Have you entered the Race for Live this year?? Once again thousands of women will be running to raise money for such a worthy cause. Cancer affects so many of us and the Race for Life event is such a poignant race for many women who attend year after year. If you have not already done so you can apply online at Do you need help with your training, don’t want to train alone or not sure where to start? Call Jackie a qualified coach from Hadleigh Hares for advice and a chance to join a Race for Life training programme. The training is for women only and designed for beginners. Training sessions will start in April so call to register your interest. Call Jackie on 07971 348416 to join or for more information

Hadleigh Healing Society Spring - a time of new life and the emergence of plants that have been tucked away beneath the soil during the long winter months. A promise of warmer days to come, lighter evenings, and a feeling of well being. There has been so much heartache in the world with so many natural disasters, earthquakes, floods, tsunami, and the threats of radiation. You cannot but be moved by the plight and misery suffered by those involved. To lose everything must be devastating but to lose family and friends the grief is unimaginable. People in this country suffer too. Grief is a universal condition and effects us all at some time in our lives. We, the healers try to help those who are grieving by giving time and allowing the person to express their feelings. All this is in the strictest confidence. If you feel we can help please contact us, telephone 01473 823282 or on www.hadleigh

Hadleigh Under 9’s Kesgrave Vs Hadleigh 05th March 2011 We were away to a team we had never played before, but we had heard that they were a strong and challenging team. Our Hadleigh team played exceptionally well that day, and the supporters were rewarded with a fabulous and nail biting game. Jake Philips and Ellis Girling's defensive positions were virtually impregnable from attacks. Both Tom and Ewans strikes at goal were just a few centimetres wide, whilst Marcus kept pushing forward taking possession at every opportunity that came his way. Finally Max's powerful shot at goal proved unstoppable for their goal keeper, and a second was scored by Owen later in the match. Final result Kesgrave 0 - Hadleigh 2 Hadleigh's second team also enjoyed an equally eventful and fruitful match. Kesgrave broke through our defence and were awarded a penalty for a hand ball incident in the first half. Jake our goal keeper was determined to keep a clean sheet and forced their shot wide of the goal. With our teams passing skills the ball was forced up the field to George, his volley at goal also proved unstoppable for Kesgrave. The second half was also extremely nerve-racking to watch as both teams were equally matched, but George was on form that day scoring for a second time later in the day. Final result Kesgrave 0 - Hadleigh 2 Brantham Athletic Vs Hadleigh 11th March 2010 We were again away last weekend at Brantham's ground in Essex. Our strong attackers had many attempts at goal but nothing seamed to be going in the back of the net. Travis made an exceptional save keeping the score level in the first half. The second half saw Hadleigh matching Brantham's every move. Our defence regaining possession and passing continuously up the pitch whenever the ball came their way. Finally luck shone on us that day as we managed to force an own goal towards the end of the match. Final result Brantham Athletic 0 - Hadleigh 1 Well done Hadleigh - keep on winning !!!

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Dixon Dart League Just updated results and league tables this month, there are still a couple of matches to be completed, no results available at time of going to press, both outstanding results could effect the winners of both leagues. Results to date:14th February, Division 1 Eight Bells 0 11 George A Legion A 1 10 Brewers A George B 7 4 Ram Jets Cock 2 9 Legion Legends Division 2 Naughton WH 6 5 Kersey Bell 11 0 Cock Roosters Kings Head Hintlesham SC 4 7 Legion B Brewers B 8 3 Hint George 21st February, Division 1 George A 11 0 George B Legion Legends 11 0 Legion A Eight Bells 3 8 Brewers A Cock 5 6 Ram Jets Division 2 Kersey Bell 8 3 Hintlesham SC Hint George 5 6 Kings Head Naughton WH 8 3 Cock Roosters Brewers B 7 4 Legion B Postponed fixture results:- Division 2 Hintlesham SC 4 7 Kersey Bell Hintlesham SC 5 6 Kings Head KO Cup results 1st Round (two leg score) Cock Roosters 7 14 Ram Jets Hintlesham SC 2 19 Legion Legends Legion A 10 11 Kings Head Hint George 3 18 George A George B 11 10 Cock Legion A 13 8 Kersey Bell Eight Bells 12 9 Naughton WH Brewers B 9 12 Brewers A Winners through to play on finals night. Tables to 21st February Division 1 P W L A F George A 13 12 1 27 116 Legion Legends 13 12 1 32 111 Brewers A 13 7 6 63 80 Ram Jets 14 9 5 77 77 George B 14 6 8 88 66 Eight Bells 13 5 8 87 56 Cock 14 1 13 109 45 Legion A 14 2 12 111 43 Division 2 P W L A F Kings Head 14 11 3 60 94 Brewers B 13 9 4 58 85 Naughton WH 14 9 5 69 85 Hint George 14 10 4 71 83 Legion B 14 8 6 72 82 Kersey Bell 14 5 9 80 74 Cock Roosters 14 2 12 103 51 Hintlesham SC 13 1 12 92 51 High Shot out to date Colin Thackery 142. Steve Bull is the most consistent player in division two, winning all 14 singles, with Colin Thackery one behind on 13 wins, Division one is a bit closer with Russel Hynard on 12 wins, with Colin Hynard,Geoff Parmenter,Derek Cole, Ivan Clements, and Curtis Hammond all one behind on 11 wins, all players are involved in outstanding fixtures so this will be interesting. Curtis Hammond heads the 180 list with 4, followed by Anthony Nicholls on 3, with Andy Taylor and Stuart Bull on 2 respectively. The Captains cup will be decided between Mark Chapman from the Brewers A (division 1) and Colin Thackery (division 2) with the play off on finals night. Colin Hynard



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On 5th March Hadleigh United under 12’s played in the ¼ final of the cup against Framlingham Town. Hadleigh got off to a great start in the first half piling on the pressure and causing Framlingham to defend in force. Play flowed well and some neat midfield play from Hadleigh again put Framlingham under pressure and Tommy Thorby made no mistake in taking Hadleigh into the lead with his fine strike. Hadleigh played well passing and pushing forward and this again paid off for them when Callum Morrin lofted the ball over the keepers head to increase the lead. Framlingham upped their game in the second half and had quickly gained one back. Play flowed from end to end with both teams fighting for possession. Framlingham made the break and gained the equaliser. With all to play for Hadleigh pushed forward and Oscar Cutting took the ball into the box and past the keeper to once more give Hadleigh the advantage. With minutes to play and Framlingham giving everything Hadleigh defended strongly not allowing the equaliser. Final score Hadleigh 3 – Framlingham 2.

Mail on Sunday Classic 2011 Round 2, 1st March at The Warren The Warren (Essex) 3, Stoke By Nayland 2 On Tuesday, in very difficult wet and muddy conditions, the Stoke By Nayland Team lost in Round 2 of the Mail on Sunday Classic. The team played really well and are to be congratulated in the way that they prepared for the match by travelling and playing the course the week before the fixture. They were helped by Ryan who gave up his time to advise them. On the day the home advantage in those winter conditions proved too much, even for our team. In the end it was very close, only one putt from taking opposition to the 18th, which would given us the chance to tie the match. My thanks to the players who played in one or both rounds: Sybil Paton, Sue Latham, Jude Hanner, Pamela Randle, Bev Thompson and Ann Thomas. And of course to the caddies: Margaret Bentley, Sue Grieves, Maureen Adams, Fran Thomas and Lesley Garnett. Lesley Garnett


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Sponsored by Hadleigh Tyre Group and Toppesfield Ltd. After three postponements because of waterlogged pitches, Hadleigh United travelled to Felixstowe where an evenly balanced game ended all square with both sides firing blanks in a goalless draw. The better chances fell to Hadleigh, especially in the closing stages. The Felixstowe keeper made a great save from Josh Mayhew in the first half while in the final two minutes Luke Read and Duane Wright missed narrowly. The keeper made a fine save from Craig Payne in the last minute but it was too little too late. The trip to Wivenhoe also ended level at two goals a piece. The Essex team’s keeper saved well from Josh Mayhew but Wivenhoe were a goal in front at half time. An own goal gifted an equaliser to Hadleigh before Daryl Alexander put us ahead. Wivenhoe then scored to level the scoreline. A long journey to Wisbech saw our team gain a superb win by three goals to nil. All the goals came in the first half courtesy of great shots from Luke Read and Ben Deacon while Josh Mayhew converted a penalty kick. At the other end our keeper Louis Johnson made two brilliant saves either side of the interval to keep Wisbech at bay as Hadleigh defended strongly to maintain the lead and a well deserved three points were safely in the bag. Old rivals Woodbridge came to Hadleigh and an entertaining game ended up all square at two goals each. An own goal gave Hadleigh a fortunate lead but Woodbridge were in front at half time after a rather tame first half. The game livened up in the second period with Paul Donnelly heading our equaliser. Liam Jennings received a red card just before the end. The Reserves also returned to action after the wet weather by beating Felixstowe by two goals to one at the Millfield. The Seasiders scored firtst but Deasko Garner equalised and Kieran Dilloway netted our winner in the second half. Wivenhoe Reserves came to Hadleigh and a good crowd witnessed a super performance as Hadleigh Reserves won by five goals to nil. Three goals came before the interval from Josh Caraccio, Daniel Colthorpe and an own goal but there was more to come from Craig Payne and Matt Chinnery in the second period to round off a handsome victory. Our Ridgeons Youth team won at Whitton by five goals to three with Callum Smith scoring twice. Harry Evans also scored two with Daniel Hines getting the other one. The next match was the return against Whitton and this time we won by seven goals to nil. Smith and Evans again scored twice while Thomas Driscoll also netted a couple and Deasko Garner got the other one. The cup match at Stowmarket Youths was lost by three goals to one with Evans scoring our goal early on. The score was level at half time but Stow dominated the second half. Terry Adams

Hadleigh United Fixtures Hadleigh United’s first team fixtures for April begin with a trip to Great Yarmouth on Saturday 2nd. A match at Woodbridge follows on Wednesday 6th before we have a coach trip to Wroxham which will provide a good day out on Saturday 9th. A short journey to Clacton is arranged for Saturday 16th and then another away match takes place at Histon on Saturday 23rd. A rare home match sees Haverhill at the Millfield on Easter Monday 25th before the season ends at Mildenhall on Saturday 30th. The Reserves will be at home to Ipswich Wanderers on Saturday 9th and then a friendly match sees Westerfield at Hadleigh on Tuesday 19th. Stanway come to the Millfield on Saturday 23rd and then Halstead pay us a visit to end the league campaign on Saturday 30th. Our Ridgeons Youth team have three away matches at Brantham on Wednesday 6th, Cornard on Thursday 14th and finally a trip to Wivenhoe on Wednesday 20th. All fixtures correct at time of writing but are subject to alteration as cup matches take priority. All latest news is on the club website which is updated daily. A match between the Ipswich League and the Bedfordshire League is on Saturday 2nd. Brettsider Monthly Draw Winners Prizewinners in the latest Hadleigh United Monthly Draw were, Stuart Crawford, Barry Stokes and Rolf Beggerow.

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MORE than 70 members took part in the drive-in Stableford competition to mark the year of incoming captain Alan Cunningham at Newton Green Golf Club. Prior to driving off from the first tee, Alan helped retiring captain Paddy Lockwood seal the end of his year by supervising him putting out on the 18th green. Alan had been elected at a packed annual meeting a few days earlier, which had received reports of the club moving in a positive direction on a wide range of fronts. Captain’s drive-in Stableford results: Division 1: Les Tatum 39 pts, Andy Smiles 38, Jimmy Whittle 37 (ocb), Mark Duthie 37, Barry Steele 37. Division 2: Alan Roscoe 44, Jed Seeley 43, Tom Lockwood 42 (ocb), Chris Dobson 42.

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Please support these local businesses! Have your company listed for £6.25 + VAT per month (Min insertion 4 months) For more information call Matt on 01473 823366 Aerial Services MJS Aerials ...............................01473 328833 Accountants / Financial Services Burac Accountancy....................01473 826160 Thompson Financial Consulting.01473 828973 Walter Wright ............................01473 822143 Hadleigh Financial Solutions......01473 824283 Beauty Salon Beauty Rooms ...........................01473 828888 Butchers The Jolly Meat Company ...........01473 810119 Builders / Property Maintenance C.A. Builders..............................01473 824404 D.J. Upson.................................01473 829364 Emmersons Builders .................01473 270264 Gant & Nayler ............................01473 827856 L.J. Norman...............................01787 210831 Simon Farthing ..........................07823 333451 T.J. Griggs .................................01473 824315 D.R. Payne General Handyman..01473 823880 G.C. Property.............................01473 823559 Grass To Glass...........................01473 828269 Hadleigh House Care .................01473 829200 H.P.M.........................................01473 823704 Mark Rowland ..........................01787 211687 Eco Sweep (Chimney Sweep) ....01359 232335 BLC plastering ...........................01449 615556 P. Crisp Carpentry......................01473 415727 Keeble Builders..........................01473 310491 Hadleigh Buildbase ....................01473 822318 J&C Leys Decorating .................01473 827975 Hambling Utility Services ..........07766 410945 Lee Cross Prop. Maintenance....01473 822431 Firesafe Chimneysweep .............01473 356344 Suffolk Cleaning Services ..........01473 408487 Polstead Joinery........................01206 265180 Carpets / Flooring A.J. Carpets ...............................01473 822240 Car Sales, Servicing, Repairs & Parts Ainger Holbrow..........................01473 823286 Kersey Car Sales........................01473 827038 L.S. Eaves..................................01206 262123 Suffolk Rural Enterprises...........01473 652232 Complete Car Services ..............01473 828991 Hadleigh Tyre Group..................01473 827827 Paul Wilding ..............................01473 827272 Rackhams..................................01473 747117 Eurospeed Tyre and Garage.......01473 823172 S. T. Services Simon Tydeman ..07783 033401 Mansfield 4x4 ............................01206 396644 Car Wash Valeting .....................01473 827437 Child Care, Activities, Goods Birch Farm..................01473 652152 / 652249 Lavender Hall.............................01473 826100 Cleaners David & June Green...................0800 6951472

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Stoke by Nayland Club...............01206 265818 Hairdressers Hair Academy ............................01473 822772 Cutter & Co................................01473 827436 The Hair Lounge ........................01473 829089 Sylvia’s ......................................01473 822177 Hardware M. W. Partridge ..........01473 824183 / 822333 Health Care Hadleigh Boxford Practice .........01473 822961 Hadleigh Dental Surgery............01473 823092 Hearing Care Centre...................08000 962637 Hugh Clover...............................01206 323089 Looking-Glass Dental Practice...01473 823003 Nicholas Salway Osteopath .......01473 820123 Mill Pharmacy............................01473 824895 Dr Kenneth Wright.....................01473 828976 Sally Mowles Chiropodist ..........01473 822902 Home Design / Improvement Kitchen & Bedroom Studio ........01473 827666 David Scott kitchens..................01787 282263 Les Hymas Upholsterer .............01473 829337 Nevelli........................................01473 828914 I.T. and Computer Services Home Computer Services..........0800 4488356 Nick Kotarski .............................0800 7813744 Birkfield Computers...................01206 298479 Jewellery / Gifts The Jewel Box ...........................01473 824862 Kennels / Cattery Rylenes Cattery .........................01473 658747 Kitchen Appliance Repairs Colin Lockwood.........................01473 730534 Leisure Hadleigh High Leisure Centre ....01473 824441 Wolsey Theatre..........................01473 295900 Miscellaneous French Tuition with Carole .........07905 298595 R.R. Beechener Headstones ......01473 823575 Singing Lessons ........................01473 824833 Spokes Cycle Repair..................01473 658529 Toppesfield Cottages .................01473 829129 IFL Cool Hire..............................01787 210391 Mobile Hairdresser Alice Robeson ...........................07855 024422 Mobility Services Hadleigh Mobility Centre ...........01473 823235 Newsagents Keith Avis ..................................01473 823131 Nursing Homes Friars Hall ..................................01473 822159 Laxfield House............01787 247340 / 247495 Photography C&S Wedding Photography.......07598 154226 Painting & Decorating Keith Gardner.............................01473 828574

Simon Farthing ..........................07823 333451 Lindsey Painting & decorating...01449 741483 Piano & Singing Lessons Andrea King...............................01449 740601 Picture Framing The Framestore..........................01473 822334 Plant Hire Hadleigh Hirebase......................01473 828509 Plumbing & Heating A. Cutts......................................01473 823051 Buddha ......................................01473 828581 Gallagher ...................................01473 828806 Rowland & Simpson..................01473 823914 Seager Home Solutions .............01473 824884 Spear .........................................01473 829863 Plumbmate ................................01473 810088 S P Plumbing ............................01473 823912 Printers Keith Avis Printers .....................01473 823366 Pubs, Restaurants & Takeaways Hintlesham Golf Club.................01473 652761 The George ................................01473 822151 The Kings Head .........................01473 828855 White Hart, Hadleigh..................01473 822206 Grays Fish & Chips ....................01473 823374 Royal Bengal .............................01473 823744 Bildeston Crown ........................01449 740510 White Horse Edwardstone .........01787 211211 Scrap Metal Parkwood Autos ........................01473 658605 Septic Tank Emptying A.K. Services .............................01473 822694 Skip / Waste Removal G. Leeks Skip Hire .....................01473 824256 G&L Waste Bags .......................01449 741999 Solicitors Gibbons Solicitors .....................01473 822488 Storage Elmsett Storshops .....................01473 822162 Taxi Beaumont Cars ..........................01473 827096 Hadleigh Executive Travel ..........01473 828222 Town & Country Cars ................01473 828999 Voyager Travel ...........................01473 828102 Travel Beestons ....................01473 212521 / 823243 Tree Surgeons Oakdene Tree Services...............01473 652117 Carman 4 Seasons.....................07846 651794 Wardrobes Glide-N-Hide..............................01206 298009 Weight Loss and Fitness Slimming World ........................08700 754666 Slim Dance ................................07506 350455 Word Processing/Secretarial Services Office Matters ............................01473 822860



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Hadleigh Community News, April 2011  

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