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Not looking forward to those bleak weeks after Christmas? Worried about what to do with the kids throughout the gloomy month of January when the Playstations and X-boxes are all broken? Well, the Hadleigh Amateur Dramatics Society (HADS) has the solution for you. Its production of Aladdin promises to dazzle, intrigue and make you – and the kids - laugh until it’s almost too much to breathe! With tickets on sale at Keith Avis Newsagents, now is your chance to book to see a Hadleigh-inspired version of the Eastern tale of love, magic, silly puns and, er, modern dancing. All your favourites from this well-known pantomime will be present including Aladdin himself, love interest Princess Jasmine, the scheming and wicked magician Abanazer, Aladdin’s mother the Widow Twankey and Wishee Washee – the hero’s wellWithbutgreat value, quality Windows, Doors & they’ll be lots of new characters meaning not overly brighthigh brother. But as this is a HADS performance, as Conservatories well many of them reflecting aspects of living in Hadleigh. These include Demanda Recount, Mining from Hadleigh Glass - your trusted Minnie, Pearce d'Ears and Tortoise Tilly, plus a small army of minions! The pantomime is directed by Russell local business, trading in Hadleigh for over 20 years. Allen and Nicola Hughes. There are four performances: 19th and 20th January 2017 at 7.30pm and 21st January at 2pm and 7.30pm, VISIT ONE OF OUR SHOWROOMS IN HADLEIGH, all in St. Mary’s Church. IPSWICH OR COPFORD (NR COLCHESTER) Tickets are available from Keith Avis Newsagents in Hadleigh High Street now. Tickets for adults cost £6 each, with those for children at £4 each. Leave it to us: we’ll light up your January - and that’s an Eastern promise!


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Forthcoming Dates for your Diary

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. Together Lent Study Group, Salvation Army Every Monday evening: Duplicate Bridge 7 pm at Hadleigh Football Club Every Tuesday morning (term time only) Hadleigh Craft Club at URC Hall (Ansell Centre), Hadleigh from 9.40am-12pm Every Tuesday afternoon: Chicago Bridge 2 pm at Hadleigh Football Club. Every Wednesday 7 - 9 pm at URC Rooms Country Threads a friendly craft group. Every Friday 09.30 - 12.00 St Mary’s Café Church Coffee, bacon rolls and croissants. Optional worship at 10.00. Last Friday of the month 10:30 to 13:30 - Royal British Legion Pop-in Centre - Service personnel, veterans and families meet for a brew and a chat.

Thursday 1st December 7.00 for 7.30 pm star. Members’ Christmas Supper in lieu of traditional monthly meeting. Meet at 7.00pm for 7.30pm start in The Dining Room (opp The Ram Pub). Sec. Julie Davies 01473 823757. 14/3/13 09:14 Page 1 Friday 2nd December 12.15pm Lunch Club, Ansell Centre. Friday 2nd December Hadleigh Community Primary School Christmas Fayre from 3.30 - 6.00 pm. Saturday 3rd December Hadleigh Library 10:30am-12:30pm Come and join us for a Christmas craft extravaganza! For children of all ages, the festive crafts include a pretty Christmas wreath, a nifty Christmas tree and an awesome snowman. All the crafts can be taken home to spread the Christmas spirit! Tickets cost £2 per child and refreshments will be available on the day. Saturday 3rd December Hadleigh Community Choir Winter Concert at URC Church, Hadleigh 7.30 pm. Tickets £8, Children U12 free from Keith Avis or Local Community News Community News The Idler. Saturday 3rd December 2.00-4.00pm Scrabble, Hadleigh URC, Community Room. Monday 5th December Hadleigh Steering Group 4.15pm - 6.00pm at Hadleigh Pool and Leisure in the Social Room. Main Theme: Volunteers and the Law. If you would like to attend the meeting or have suggestions for agenda items please email the Chairman Tuesday 6th December Hadleigh URC 10.00-11.30am Come in for Coffee, Local Community News Church open for Prayer.


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December 2016

Friday 9th December at Whatfield Village Hall, 5pm,Friends of Whatfield Primary School Christmas Fayre, children singing on stage, Santa and his Grotto, refreshments including hot dogs and many craft and Christmas stalls, tombola and raffle! Saturday 10th December Hadleigh URC 2.00-4.00pm Scrabble. Saturday 10th December Hadleigh Baptist Church ‘Winter Wonderland Event’ 11 am to 3 pm, we will be transforming the inside of the church into something a little Narnia-like! There will be family fun games, prizes, crafts and refreshments! This event is Free! So why not come along and stay as long as you like! Saturday 10 December Friars Hall Nursing Home Christmas Fair 2-4 pm, Stalls, Refreshments, Raffle, Tombola, All welcome/Free entry Sunday December 11th Hadleigh Orchestra Christmas Concert at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 6.30 pm. As usual, entrance is free, but we shall invite donations as you leave. All are welcome. Monday 12th December Hadleigh U3A welcomes all current and prospective members to their next meeting at 2.20 pm on 2016 at the Ansell Centre in Hadleigh. The talk will be given by Nick Sign and is entitled ‘Boudica and the Icini Rebellion’. Monday 12th December Hadleigh & District Gardening Club Annual Quiz. A knowledge of gardening is certainly not essential – rounds on Latin plant names are strictly forbidden! Typical favourite rounds with a music and picture theme will feature, and by popular request, the ‘feely bag’ round is back! Everyone is welcome, members £1.00 and non-members £3.00, as usual the start time being 7.30pm at Hadleigh Town Hall. Festive food is provided too – why not come and join us in the festive fun? Tuesday 13th December Hadleigh URC 10.00-11.30am Come in for Coffee, Church open for Prayer. Wednesday 14th December 12.15pm Lunch Club - Ansell Centre Friday 16th December Elmsett Fellowship Brass Band Christmas Concert at 7pm in Elmsett & Village Hall, admission free but there will be a retiring collection in aid of the band’s chosen charity. Saturday 17th December St. Mary’s Church Christmas Extravaganza from 12 noon, Concert of Medieval Music, Soup Lunch available, Christmas Market - see advert on page 54. Saturday 17th December Hadleigh URC 2.00-4.00pm Scrabble. Sunday 18th December Waterfield House Care Home ‘Last Minute Christmas Fair’ at the home in Grays Close from 2.30 pm - 4.30 pm. Stocking filler gifts, decorations, festive food and lots more. Entry is free. Sunday 18th December 6.30pm Carols by Candlelight Hadleigh URC Tuesday 20th December Hadleigh URC 10.00-11.30am Come in for Coffee, Church open for Prayer. Sunday 25th December 10.30am Christmas Day Family Worship Tuesday 27th December Hadleigh URC 10.00-11.30am Come in for Coffee, Church open for Prayer.

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The start of the Junior Race On Sunday 20th November Hadleigh Hares ran the Turner Blinds and Shutters 10 mile, the John Chisnall 5 mile races and 2k Fun Run. Both adult races sold out before the day, and despite weather warnings and a lot of rain in the morning, they were very well supported. The Junior Fun Run, sponsored by Hadleigh Physiotherapy, started off events at 10am with over 50 children braving the elements and running the course which takes in the river walk. Each entrant was rewarded for their efforts with a medal and a goody bag from Hadleigh Physiotherapy. The rain had stopped by 11am and the start of the adult races, although there was quite a lot of standing water on the roads. This didn’t put anyone off, in fact many entrants commented they have come to expect bad weather on a Hadleigh race day! (This has been the case for the last few years.) The five mile race was won by Danny Rock from Felixstowe Road Runners in a time of 29:07 with the first female, Sandy Thorogood from Sudbury Joggers, completing the course in 35:38. The ten mile race was won in 58:15 by Gavin Davies from Ipswich Jaffa and Hadleigh Hares own Victoria Kenny was first female in 1:02:12. We would like to thank our sponsors, Turners Blinds and Shutters, M. Chisnall and Sons and Hadleigh Physiotherapy for supporting our races and the East of England Co-op for the donation of water, mars bars and bananas. A huge thank you goes out to all those who helped to organise and marshal the event and to the local community who are always very supportive. About John Chisnall In 2014 Hadleigh Hares dedicated the 5 mile race to local man, John Chisnall. John was a keen and avid member of the club for a number of years, someone who saw the club grow from strength to strength. He was also integral to the development of the Triathlon section of Hadleigh Hares with the support of good friends and members of the club. John was a keen runner and Triathlete himself, competing in many races, Triathlons and eventual Iron Man competitions in Europe and America. He was always happy to support the club, helping with both the races and in supporting a variety of events across the year. Sadly in August 2013 John passed away from melanoma (skin cancer) at the age of 51 years. He would have been honoured to have had the 5 mile race named after him and grateful for the support of his family and the community in running the race, but also in supporting the amazing club that he was a part of. A cake stand was set up on race day, to raise funds for the charity Melanoma Focus which focuses upon researching melanoma as well as supporting those effected by it. The sale raised an impressive £312.45, thank you to all who contributed. If you would like to find out more about joining Hadleigh Hares AC please visit our website

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The Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance stepped out in memory of all of the families living with or having lost someone with dementia. The weather was kind and there was a brilliant atmosphere from the start. With an amazing band to entertain the walkers at the start and an amazing group of Second World War re-enactors to take us back through time. We had fruit snacks from Waitrose and lots of pastries and water from Care UK to ensure that everyone was well set for a wonderful afternoon of walking. Walkers began from the Kingfisher Leisure Centre and 152 people completed a distance of 1 miles, 3 miles and 5miles along the picturesque Valley Walk. Tracey Loynds Chair of the Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance said ‘The Sudbury Memory Walk was the perfect opportunity to show our support for those living in our community with dementia. We were overwhelmed by the number people who joined us, all of which had their own story.’ The Memory Walk, organised by Jerry, and his support team from South Suffolk Leisure, Care UK and Babergh District Council, raised funds for the Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance and the Alzheimer’s Society says a big thank you and well done to all of those that took part, volunteered and supported this wonderful event. We could not have done it without each and every one of you.

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has been working with our 3-4yr olds using our salt trays and Helping ters and numbers. We are looking Hands forward to our Christmas th Thursday 15 December an opportunity for parents Partoftime vacancy in Domicillary Careto come ning Journey and join us for ateam sing and Mince To supplement our permanent andsong help withand peakscoffee and troughs we have a vacancy for bank like staff who can provide cover for planned and unplanned ng up on us we would to offer one off sessions if you mums shortfalls in staffing, covering vacancies and staff absences as well as bringing orning or afternoon toskills getforon the your Christmas shopping. specific required shortwith periods of time. Please send your current C.V to mal hourly ratesor apply so just call Sue or Lucy to book your precall 01473 827006 / 07906 011329 for an informal chat

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An unusual live radio show, which took place at one of Suffolk’s oldest inns, featured a question time held with the local MP, advice on dementia-friendly restaurants and even a cocktail masterclass. The pop-up live radio broadcast on 14 October was run by Town 102 at The Hadleigh Ram, which is part of East Anglia restaurant group, Stuart Inns. Hadleigh Ram’s Head Chef, Adam Pickard, held a cookery demonstration for guests in the restaurant live on air, which was followed shortly afterwards by a cocktail master class when the Ram’s Jamie Walton shared with listeners how to create the perfect cocktail for any occasion. Town 102 Radio presenter Nick Pandolfi, who hosted the show, said: “Hearing about the family run business, the characters that make 'The Ram' so popular, as well as from the key suppliers who discussed their contribution, was fascinating. We were able to engage our audience with the work of the team and the team helped us make some very entertaining radio.� The broadcast featured an interview with South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge, who talked about a wide range of subjects including his thoughts on his first term as the MP for South Suffolk. He said: “Hadleigh is a thriving market town in my constituency, with some super places to visit and I am pleased that the Hadleigh Ram is playing its part in raising the profile of the town through initiatives like the pop-up radio event.� Tracey Loynds, Chief Executive, South Suffolk Leisure, representing Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance, spoke about the importance of dementia-friendly businesses. She said: “The Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance were delighted to be invited to the Town 102 live broadcast. The Ram offers a supported environment with patient and understanding staff and a quieter corner for diners that allows families living with dementia to eat out and enjoy the wonderful food and drink on offer, which is why it has been formally recognised as dementia friendly.� Jan Ballard, who came into the restaurant for lunch on the day and took part in the broadcast, said: “Both food and staff are something one can rely on. It is not the first time I have been to the Hadleigh Ram, and it most certainly won’t be the last!� For further information about the Hadleigh Ram see

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The Last Minute Festive Fair

Waterfield House Care Home is launching a fund raising project by hosting an event called “The Last Minute Festive Fair� at the home in Grays Close, Hadleigh on Sunday 18 December from 2.30pm - 4.30pm. On offer at the Festive Fair will be plenty of stocking filler gifts, decorations, a variety of festive foods and much, much more. As well as goods for sale there will be numerous opportunities to win some lovely prizes, from cuddly toys and Christmas cakes, to a variety of festive hampers. Entry to the Fair is free and all visitors    can enjoy a festive mince pie and hot drink. Children will receive a free balloon      and there is a special tombola exclusively for  them.   No Christmas event would be complete without one or two surprises so do come along and enjoy a couple of hours of Festive Fun.

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Visit Zor Boutique this Christmas!

As Christmas is quickly approaching we are stocked up with our new beautiful gift range. With a wide selection of gifts for everyone. The gifts include sock sets for him and her (you can never go wrong with socks), umbrellas, nail files, scarf hangers, gloves and much more. We are show casing these new products with a Shopping evening on Friday 2nd December 6:30pm - 9:00pm at Kersey Mill (The Flower Shop & Glass and Craft will also be open). This will give you a great opportunity to browse the new ranges and relax with a complimentary glass of mulled wine and a mince pie. We are exclusively offering 10% off all stock on the evening. We are currently receiving new deliveries of clothing and accessories daily. With many cardigans and jumpers preparing for those windy and wet days where layers are the key to keeping warm. One of our new favourites is the star poncho. This has been very popular with our customers as it’s very warm but stylish at the same time. Ponchos are very universal as they can be worn during the day casually with a pair of jeans, or in the evening over a dress, which is great as we all love to get as much wear out of an item as possible. Many of us get given the task of buying a secret Santa present for work colleagues or groups of friends with a maximum budget of £5 or £10. We offer a great range of items to fit within this budget including scarves starting at £5, coin purses starting at £2.50, and Bracelets starting at £6 (these also make great stocking fillers). 07969 525859. Kersey Mill, Stone Street IP7 6DP Open Monday - Saturday 10am to 4.30pm

Hadleigh North District Councillors Contacting Tina Campbell and Dr. Siân Dawson

After one year into the new Babergh District Council administration, we have taken the strategic view, following consultation with residents, to simply make ourselves available for surgery advice and to meet with residents at any time in the British Legion rather than a monthly surgery. This is to meet the demand for readily available advice weekday evenings and during the day, Tina Campbell Sian Dawson allowing more availability and flexibility for our residents’ convenience. Residents can contact us directly for advice, appointments or support on Babergh matters at any time. Please contact: Christina Campbell: or Tel: 07554 085177 Sian Dawson: or Tel: 07931 703157


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In Nursery we have been talking about bonfire night and fireworks.  We made some beautiful firework pictures, and the children spoke to us about the fireworks they had seen.  We also had our first bonfire in the woods!  The children have been practising staying safe around our fire circle, and loved watching the real fire being made from tiny sticks before bigger sticks being added.  We are looking forward to cooking some food on the fire very soon!




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Autumn, fireworks and the Great Fire have dominated Key Stage 1 throughout November. Year 1 have been studying Autumn, in particular how the leaves have changed colours and are now falling from the trees which has allowed them to create some wonderful art with them. They have visited our woodland area to collect these and look at the different shapes, sizes and colours that are there. Year 2 have written some excellent firework poems, inspired by their experiences on the 5th and a range of famous poetry. They have spent the last week preparing their play, 'The Great Fire' which has allowed them to explore the Great Fire of London in 1666. The children looked at how it started and the devastation it caused as well as recreating Pudding Lane before the teachers safely set it alight! 

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Every child in the school from Nursery to Year 6 will be involved in a musical performance during this half term leading up to Christmas. The Year 2 children are currently working hard learning unison songs with percussion accompaniments, linking to their history work about ‘The Fire of London.’ This will be followed by Nursery Christmas songs, plays by Reception and Year 1 and finally a Key Stage 2 Carol Service with singing and instrumentalists in St Mary’s Church on 20th December.

Early Years Foundation Stage - Reception

Today we had a very exciting visit from a fire engine. The firemen talked about what happens when they receive a 999 emergency call and they showed us how quickly they could get into their special clothing. We saw all the equipment on the fire engine and heard about how it is used. The children really enjoyed their opportunity to 'squirt' the school gardens with the long water hose.

Before half term, Year 3 had a week of different activities. Firstly, as part of their history topic on Prehistoric Britain, they spent a morning in Ipswich Museum. It was helpful for the children to walk round the chronological timeline display, as primary school pupils now have to learn history in order. They all loved seeing the woolly mammoth and were fascinated to find out that many of the prehistoric artefacts were found locally, including a woolly rhino tooth, a mammoth's tusk and skulls. The afternoon was spent exploring nature in the sunshine amongst the trees of Christchurch Park.  The following day, as part of a combined science and DT project, Year 3 designed and made a healthy pasta salad. All children took responsibility when using sharp knives. Children commented that the best part of the day was tasting and evaluating their salad! Finally, Year 3 were introduced to using Lego Wedo. They followed instructions carefully to construct a mechanical kicker and then programed an algorithm to operate it. There was great excitement when it began rotating for the first time.

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Hadleigh Thrift Shop News

We list below all the organisations and people who have been helped with a donation to date: Long Melford Beavers Annual Xmas coach trip to Norwich Wellbeing Centre, Magdalen House Bildeston Football Club S S Leisure (Lifesaving equipment) Hospital Radio advertisement Sponsor of Gospel Concert Hadleigh Dementia Alliance Marie Curie Hadleigh shops Loyalty Scheme Dementia Alliance in remembrance of Laurie Munson

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Our slogan is Learn, Laugh and Live! Currently there are 1000 U3A's in the UK and we have 250 members in the Hadleigh area alone so we hope we are succeeding in that aim. No academic qualifications are necessary or to be gained. Membership is open equally to men and women, the only requirement being that they are no longer in full-time paid employment yet still have their marbles and a healthy interest in the world outside the confines of home and daytime television! For a modest basic subscription (£12.00) members can attend our twelve monthly meetings, each with a guest speaker, and can access any of our twenty six special interest groups. These are run by members for members and cover a wide range of subjects and new ideas are always welcome. To name just a few, our groups cover subjects as diverse as Computer Skills, Psychology, Social History, Jazz Appreciation, Scrabble, Painting, Floristry for Beginners, Luncheon Clubs and Garden Visiting. Our monthly speaker meetings play to a full house at the Ansell Centre and subjects in the coming months include Boudicca and The Iceni Rebellion, a Charity supporting orphans in Rwanda, Jazz 1900-1945, the Magna Carta and An Introduction to Gemstones. Our theatre trips, outings and holidays provide experiences and opportunities that many of our members might not otherwise be able to have, and certainly not in such companionable company as when we do it in a group of likeminded people. We also hold a summer party at the Guildhall and a Christmas Lunch, currently at Hintlesham Hall. All these additional events are organised by our committee, charged at cost and open to all members. So if any of this sounds like your kind of thing, why not come along to the Ansell Community Centre next to the United Reform Church in Market Place on the second Monday of any month at 2.30 pm, where you will be very welcome. Alternatively, find us on the internet under Hadleigh Suffolk U3A or contact our membership secretary Chris Gwinnell on 01449 741234 or email

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James Cartlidge writes Member of Parliament for South Suffolk Coming to the end of my first full calendar year as an MP, what a 12 months it has been to look back on. In that time we have held a referendum; seen a Prime Minister resign; had leadership elections in the two biggest political parties and welcomed our second female Prime Minister. To top it all, we have a new President in the United States who nobody expected to win and now threatens to break up NATO, the very body which has guaranteed peace and stability for our fortunate post-war generation. My main message is to reassure you that, if it looks from the outside as if Westminster and politics has gone a little berserk of late, in my office it’s a case of ‘Keep Calm and Carry on working for South Suffolk’. I said prior to the election that one priority was to help South Suffolk get better connected. We live in a beautiful part of the world but being largely rural it is a fact that we have tolerated a legacy of poor mobile and broadband availability, combined with unreliable rail services and growing pressure on our limited road network. Problems remain in all three areas. However, I was very pleased with the new rail franchise and cross fingers that we will finally see improvements. On roads, I have been working hard as we build a business case for a new Sudbury bypass, engaging with Highways England on crucial safety measures for the A12 and joining our Essex partners to highlight the merits of a re-modelled A120. On mobile signal, a new Government-funded mast is operating in Hitcham (also serving the village of Bildeston), and following a really well supported petition, we even have a new mast agreed for Boxford. Regarding broadband, so far in our constituency the Government’s broadband scheme has made superfast speeds available to 14,991 more premises. Of course, there is still a lot more to do for all the homes still blighted by bad signal and slow downloads. I would like to wish all of my constituents a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I’m a Celebrity - in Hadleigh!

Friday 18th November was a very busy night in Hadleigh with a fashion show at St Mary’s in aid of the Porch Project, a ladies night at the football club and, of course, Children in Need. However, the best ticket in town was at the Ansell Centre, where The Christmas Present Trust hosted an auction of Celebrity signed Christmas cards, photos and other memorabilia. Although the attendance was small the generosity of those present was anything but. Those who did come along were kept in food and wine by the wonderful catering team, and others helped decorate the hall to give the event a party atmosphere. Our auctioneer, Mark David, ensured the event ran smoothly and with a lot of fun. The final total was a staggering £565.10. This will really help us put on a wonderful FREE Christmas Day meal for those who, for whatever reason, cannot be with family or friends at this time. If you want to get involved as a volunteer setting up on Christmas Eve, helping on Christmas Day or tidying up on Boxing Day, or if you or someone you know would benefit by coming along to be our guest at the party, please get in touch on 01473 829246 or by e-mail at Updated details can also be found on Facebook ( Sarah and Simon Thompson




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At the November meeting of Hadleigh Evening WI, President Sophie Rickards gave an informative talk on “Hair”. She started by describing the Anatomy and Physiology of normal hair and how to keep it in a healthy condition. She then talked about abnormalities, how these may be caused and what can be done to improve the situation. Sophie had examples of wigs and hair pieces used to treat problems of clients she sees. Jane Haylock was congratulated for winning the 2016 Community Action Suffolk Event Organiser of the Year. She for instigated the “Hadleigh Year of the Sheep”. It was a well organised event that pulled the town together including special interest groups, local choirs and scouts. The library and a team of local ladies created sheep bunting to decorate the High Street and other public areas. Jane’s award and certificate were displayed and admired. During the meeting we paused to remember Beryl Allen who died recently. She was a founder member of Hadleigh Evening WI and served as president for three years and treasurer. She was a brilliant and amusing auctioneer. Every November members would bring in lots to sell. Beryl persuaded ladies to buy what was on offer. The money raised was a useful addition to our funds. Beryl sang in the St Mary’s church choir from 1938 until 2013. To show the respect and appreciation of local people had for her, a memorial service will be held at the Church on 9th December starting 2pm. Our next meeting will be held in the Seminar suite above the library on Tuesday 20th December starting at 7.30pm. Jan Byrne will talk about the changing face of Hadleigh. Refreshments to celebrate Christmas will be served. Visitors and new members are welcome to join us. Philippa Carruthers 01473 823057

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Hadleigh Community Primary News

We have a busy start to the School Year. We have welcomed our new Headteacher, Mrs Atima to the school, Mrs Atima has joined us from a primary school in London and has already settled in!

An important date, if your child was born between 1 September 2012 and the 31 August 2013have then you need start to applyto for the a full time schoolYear.We place. You must for a full timeour new We a do busy School haveapply welcomed school place by midnight on the closing date of Sunday 15 January 2017 Headteacher, Mrs Atima toatthe school, Mrs Atima has joined us from a primary apply online

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school in London and has already settled in! If you would like to come and visit the school then please call 01473 825120 to book a visit An important date, if your child was born between 1 September 2012 and the 31 August 2013 then you do need to apply for a full time school place. You Butterflies Class must apply for a full time school place by midnight on the closing date of The children in15 our Butterflies enjoyed and a class party as part of their topic Sunday Januaryclass2017 it isfor Halloween best to apply online at on Seasons and Festivals. The afternoon included traditional games such as apple bobbing, pinning the bat on the Moon and marshmallows on hanging strings. The children and the If you would likefun. to come and visit the school then please call 01473 825120 grown-ups had great Thursday 22nd December 9 am - 8 pm to book a visit Friday 23rd December 9 am - 5.30 pm Butterflies Class The children in our Christmas Eve 8 am to 1 pm Butterflies class enjoyed a class party for 25th, 26th, 27th & 28th December Bumblebees &Closed Dragonflies Class Halloween as part of their topic on Seasons December 29th & 30th 10 am to 4 pm and Festivals. The afternoon included New Years Eve 9 am to 3 pm Our Bumblebees and Dragonflies Class were traditional games such as apple bobbing, Monday 2nd January - Closed pinning the a bat theday Moon lucky to enjoy rare on sunny for a and guided tour of Hadleigh. Covering the topic Who Am I on hanging strings. themarshmallows children enjoyed a wonderful tourThe of the town with Mrs Byrne, looking at many of the Bumblebees & Dragonflies Class children and the grown-ups had great fun. historic features.


Our Bumblebees and Dragonflies Class were lucky to enjoy a rare sunny for a guided tour of Hadleigh. Covering the topic Who Am I Bumblebees & day Dragonflies the children enjoyed a wonderful tour of the town with Mrs Byrne, looking at many of the

Class Our Bumblebees and Dragonflies Class were lucky to enjoy a rare sunny day for a guided tour of Hadleigh. Covering the topic Who Am I the children enjoyed a wonderful tour of the town with Mrs Byrne, looking at many of the historic features. Multicultural Dance Workshop Children from years 1, 2, 3 & 4 has the opportunity to join in with a multicultural dance workshop focussing on telling stories of Ancient Egypt through dance and music. All the children participated and had an amazing day dressed in Egyptian costume. Spiders Class To commemorate Remembrance Day our Spider’s Class joined other schools at the cemetery to place poppy crosses on War Graves. The children found the stories of local men and their surnames to be of interest as many of the streets local to the school are named after the soldiers.

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Hadleigh Library News

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Friday 2nd December 10.30am - 12.30pm If you’re looking for a Christmas present for your friends or family, Pauline Manders will be signing her new book ‘Utterly Crushed’. Mince pie and wine included! Saturday 3rd December 10:30am-12:30pm Come and join us for a Christmas craft extravaganza! For children of all ages, the festive crafts include a pretty Christmas wreath, a nifty Christmas tree and an awesome snowman. All the crafts can be taken home to spread the Christmas spirit! Tickets cost £2 per child and refreshments will be available on the day. There’s also an opportunity to buy tickets for our Big Christmas Raffle supported by the Friends of Hadleigh Library. 1st prize is a stunning Christmas hamper. So pop down to the library and join in, you’ll be sure to leave full of festive cheer! Upcoming event - Writing Poetry - a new course taught by Rebecca Goss. Rebecca is an award winning poet and tutor. The course will run for ten weeks at Hadleigh Library, on Wednesday evenings, 6.30 - 9pm, beginning on January 18th - March 29th. There are ten places on the course. Further information and contact details can be found on Rebecca's blog Every Wednesday 10.30am - 12.30pm Top Time for the over 55s If you would like to meet new people and socialise over a cup of tea or coffee, Top Time offers a great opportunity to meet and take part in regular activities. Every Thursday 10.00am - 10.30am ~ Bookstart Baby Bounce session A great introduction to the library for babies and toddlers up to the age of 18 months with soothing songs and rhymes. Every Friday 10.00am - 10.30am Bookstart Tot Rock session Moving on from Baby Bounce to action songs and rhymes from 18 months to preschool. Every Sunday 10.30am - 2.30pm Family Craft Activities December is the month to celebrate Christmas with loads of fun packed craft. All the staff at Hadleigh Library would like to wish our customers a very happy Christmas and New Year. Thank you for your continued support throughout the year. Make joining the library your New Year’s resolution. 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, 6 story cassettes/CDs and 6 eBooks free? You can also borrow CDs, DVDs and computer games for a small charge. You can use the internet free in every library too or use the free wifi. Hadleigh Library, 29 High Street, Hadleigh IP7 5AG Tel: 01473 823778 Email:

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As we look forward to Christmas 2016 and the New Year 2017, I have a few wise words which I hope you will take the time to read. We all know how stressful and expensive Christmas shopping is and that children and friends look forward to receiving gifts from us, DONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T let theirs and your Christmas be ruined by opportunist thieves who stumble across open doors and windows, cars or sheds, to find neatly wrapped Christmas presents. If you go out make sure your house is secure, lights have been left on and valuables are out of sight. Cars on driveways should be locked and any valuables put in the boot. Why make it easy for someone else to enjoy your hard work and money. Use timer switches at home to give the impression of someone being in, now that the nights are darker sooner. Try not to leave presents wrapped and visible from a window. The less incentive there is, the lower the risk you have of a break in to your property. If you are considering making expensive electrical purchases, consider marking them with a security pen and photographing their serial numbers etc for your records. is a free property registration service and a very powerful tool in the fight against crime. We would encourage you to register your valuable and identifiable possessions on this website. Please remember to include make, model and serial numbers where possible. It may be this winter that we experience snow flurries as well as ice cold temperatures. Make sure that you are prepared for this if using your car on the roads. Make sure your fluids are topped-up, think about a blanket or warm clothes in the boot in case you get caught in a road closure. It is also worth having your tyres checked by a garage to ensure they are legal and safe to use on the roads. Decent tyres can be lifesavers, and bad ones could cost you your licence. Many people get caught out by sudden changes in road conditions, be prepared to drive slower, and plan well ahead for your journey. Suffolk Police will again be taking a zero tolerance approach to alcohol fuelled crime and anti-social behaviour this Christmas. Please drink sensibly when out, have designated drivers, you will not want to be the person who is arrested on Christmas Eve and has to spend the following day in Police Custody. Whilst on the subject of anti-social behaviour, our Town is currently experiencing pockets of anti-social behaviour. Do you know where your children are after school and in the evenings?; Do you know who their friends are?; Do you know where they hang out?; and do you know what they are doing? BETTER TO FIND OUT NOW THAN GET A VISIT FROM POLICE. Hadleigh is a lovely place to live, let us try to keep it like that. If you see anything or experience anything that you think is anti-social, we would like to hear from you. Remember you can now follow the Safer Neighbourhood Team at Hadleigh on twitter @HadleighPolice. Finally, from all officers and staff at Hadleigh Police Station we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year. PCSO 3173 JULIA BIGNELL, Hadleigh Safer Neighbourhood Team, Hadleigh Police Station, Magdalen Road, Hadleigh IP7 5AD. Emergency: 999, Non-emergency: 101 Email:

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Whatfield follow the ‘International Primary Curriculum’ and the whole school celebrated thefrom end ofWhatfield their topic on CEVCP the Olympics by holding a special ‘curiosity café’ News School for parents and pupils to share some of the activities they have been experiencingVISIT in US BY APPOINTMENT Celebrating Success Whatfield CEVCP School celebrated fantastic news after receiving their school. The event was a great success as pupils always love to share their learning. 28 Gainsborough Street, SIAMs report which graded the school as OUTSTANDING! SIAMs is Suffolk CO10 2EU Thisessentially terms topics Global’ to ‘Chocolate’ and ‘Who am I?’ and Sudbury, as a churchrange Ofsted,from and all‘Going church schools are inspected by the Church of England at least once every six years. Whatfield was particularly usual the curriculum encourages pupils to explore and develop their learning in an praised for ‘the atmosphere, the behaviour and attitudes of the pupils and the engaging way. staff’ and the ‘excellent links’ with the church, community and caring dedicated


the Diocese. Unusually, since the inspection is working under a more difficult set of rules, Whatfield’s grade was improved from good to Outstanding, so understandably the staff, pupils and parents are delighted with the result. Whatfield follow the ‘International Primary Curriculum’ and the whole school celebrated the end of their topic on the Olympics by holding a special ‘curiosity café’ for parents and pupils to share some of the activities they have been experiencing in school. The event was a Our sporting activities continue, with success theto Hadleigh pyramid cross country great success as pupils alwaysat love share their learning. This terms topics range from competition, and involvement in the tag rugby festival. Cross country was our first ‘Going Global’ to ‘Chocolate’ and ‘Who am I?’ inter-school event of theandyear and got off to a fantastic start. Our 4 pupils as usual thewe curriculum encourages pupils to explore and develop their learning in an represented Whatfield and ran a 2.5km course. The rain had cleared by the end of engaging way. Our joint residential trip to Thorpe Woodlands was a due great success, with pupils the warm up and despite a false start to a trouser issue all 4 boys ran incredibly getting to make new friends ready for High and challenging nd th th School, th rd well. The results were a 2 , 8 12 and 19 place and themselves with a huge range of exciting and adventurous activities. These we finished 3 out of 6 Verticals Be the first to see our new range included climbing, high ropes, caving, mountain biking and canoeing. schools. Our joint residential trip to Thorpe Woodlands was a great success, with pupils Everyone tried their best at each of the activities and returned home proud of Venetians Best choice available their achievements. getting to make new friends ready for High School, and challenging themselves with a offers! Woods Great Our sporting activities continue, with success atWhatfield the Hadleigh pyramid crossSchool, small is beautiful! Romans Pure luxury at everyday prices It just goes to show as we say about CEVCP huge range of exciting and adventurous activities. These included climbing, high country competition, and involvement in the tag rugby festival. Cross country Conservatory Blinds Now at last years prices was caving, our first inter-school eventbiking of the year andcanoeing. we got off to aEveryone fantastic start.tried their best at each of the ropes, mountain and Awnings Now at last years prices Our 4 pupils represented activities home proud of their achievements. Shutters Stunning collection to choose from! Whatfieldand andreturned ran a 2.5km course. The rain had cleared by the end of the warm up and despite a false start due to a trouser issue all 4 boys ran E-mail: incredibly well. The results were a 2nd, 8th 12th and 19th place and we finished 3rd out of 6 schools. It just goes to show as we say Achieved about Whatfield CEVCP School, small is beautiful! We always have lots of exciting activities to look forward to, and as always, if you would like to visit us Weand always have lots of exciting activities to look forward to, and as always, if you have a look round our lovely school you are very welcome. would like to visit us and823309 haveoraemail round our lovely school you are very welcome. Please do telephone 01473 WHATFIELD CEVCP SCHOOL to make an arrangement to meet us. Please Lynne do telephone 01473 823 309 or email to make an in September 2013 Golding, Headteacher

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Hadleigh Footpath Volunteers

Despite heavy rain and the cold, eight hardy souls joined us for the November walk. December’s walk will again start and finish in Hadleigh and will be shorter. We will meet as St Mary’s School car park at 0930 on Saturday the 10th December. We will take a circular route via Rands Farm, Doles Farm and thence to the Queen’s head in Lower Layham arriving around 1230. Everyone is then free to make their own way back to Hadleigh whenever they wish. The exact route is still being worked on so please look at the website for more detail Everyone is welcome, including well behaved dogs. Strong shoes or preferably walking boots should be worn as the ground can be muddy and rough in places at this time of the year. As usual, route maps can be requested from the web site. I would like to remind everyone that walks in 2017 will now be held on the third Saturday of the month. This will enable a better spread of walks with other local groups through the month. For further information about these walks go to, email us at or contact Mike Keeling on 01787 210104 or 0785 895 5678.

Hadleigh Orchestra

Conductor: Ute Cooper Leader: Lisa Patchett Christmas Concert: 6.30 pm Sunday December 11th at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Our annual Christmas Concert will include, as usual, four Christmas Carols for everybody to sing accompanied by the Orchestra. The first verse of ‘Once in Royal David’s city’ will be sung solo, and we are also including Good King Wenceslas with that wonderfully suggestive harmony to the 4th. verse as they walk through the snow. Popular items include Strauss’s ‘Blue Danube’ Waltz, a selection of favourites by Leroy Anderson, and Elgar’s ‘Nimrod’. There will also be a couple of items from Debussy’s children’s corner, a Mozart overture, and, as a grand finale, a really catchy piece of ballet music by Shostakovich. As usual, entrance is free, but we shall invite donations as you leave. All are welcome. John Druce (Chairman, Hadleigh Orchestra)

Churches in Hadleigh - Praying for Hadleigh

The people of the churches in Hadleigh are committed to praying for our town. Over the course of each year we plan to pray for every street in Hadleigh. During December we will be praying for the following streets: Week commencing Sunday December 4th - Pykenham Way, Wellington Close and Charter Close; Week commencing Sunday December 11th - Shearman Road and Lister Road; Week commencing Sunday December 18th Station Road and Station Yard; Week commencing Sunday December 25th - Christmas Break. If you know people who live in these streets, we would be very pleased if you also would pray for them. If you live on one of the streets being covered during a particular week and would welcome prayer, please get in touch. Hadleigh Baptist Church Greg Frost 823804 or Hadleigh URC Wendy Atkins 822535 St Joseph’s RC Church Anita Rosbrook 810057 St Mary’s CoE Joyce Willis 823165 Salvation Army Liz & John Tubby 464184

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Hadleigh Cycling Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s AGM on 5th December (18.30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10.30) at The George will be an opportunity to review the highlights of 2016 and to plan for next year. The Club is keen that members (and those who are thinking of joining) share their ideas for the year ahead and quiz the committee. Adam Chamberlin, Chair of the Club, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a full on year. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had cyclists participating in a whole range of disciplines on and off the road and we had 250 for the second Gayford Flyer Sportive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m particular pleased with how the Junior section is developing. We had a big turnout at Octoberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Go Ride Day and it was great to see some new faces. The input of the coaching team and the support of British Cycling is really appreciated.â&#x20AC;? The Committee has begun to explore ideas for 2017. These include encouraging new and riders to take up group cycling with shorter, slower rides from March. The Club will continue to support women to gain confidence in cycling through its Thursday evening rides and 'Get Back On Your Bike' courses. Three Hadleigh CC riders took part in the Mistley cyclocross event. In the competitive youth event Molly Cutmore came home in 43rd place but, more importantly, was 3rd place female youth. In the young veteransâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; event (40 - 49 years old) Perri Higgs had a tough race but battled valiantly to come home in 74th place. Nick Webber performed creditably in the 50+ category. For more information on the Club visit or email or connect with the club via Facebook: Hadleigh Cycling Club @HadleighCycling

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Make Pilates Your New Years Resolution

2017 is nearly upon us and if your looking for a form of exercise that’s tones, strengtherns, improves posture then give Pilates a go. I have been running small mat classes since moving to Suffolk last year. My background is in nursing and I’ve practiced Pilates for several years, going on to train as a mat teacher with the Pilates Foundation. I run both beginners classes and core classes for the more experienced client. Class numbers are limited to 12 which means I can provide each client feedback and ensure they are exercising saftly. I also offer 1:1 individial sessions specifically for your needs and goals or a 2:1, which is a shared session ideal for friends or couples who wish to train together. Along side to my regular classes I will be introducing a new class in 2017, HIP pilates. Developed by Lisa Bradshaw HIP pilates offers more dynamic exercises the everyday Pilates and at a faster pace. HIP pilates promises to burn calories whilst improving muscle tone, co-ordination and balance all whilst staying true to the pilates Principles. I’m passionate about Pilates and believe it can benefit a wide range of people regardless of age and fitness levels so if your considering starting a fitness class in 2017 give me a call or drop me an email. Class times are: Monday evening: Hadleigh Library 6pm - 7pm Beginners/Gentle; 7pm - 8pm Core Tuesday morning: Postead Village Hall 9.30 - 10.30 Core; 10.30 - 11.30 Beginners/Gentle Wednesday Evening: Nedging Village Hall 6 - 7 pm Core Thursday Morning: Ansell Centre 9.30 - 10.30 Core; 10.45 - 11.45 HIP class Classes cost £7 for a block, drop in £9

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Band Academy During the October half term, a small group of students participated in Band Academy which is run by some of the former members of Polar Collective, where they wrote, performed and filmed a music video. During their time with them, they learnt how to write and produce their own song and how to perform live. They also had a photoshoot and became known as Central Outlaws. They produced a song called ‘Replace’ which received over 1000 views on YouTube. Thomas Hipkins said, ‘The experience was really enriching.’ Jordan Gladwin said that it was ‘nice to meet and work with new people.’ All, when asked said that ‘if given the opportunity they’d go again’.

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lives in the 1914-18 conflict; and this year, the honour of laying the main wreath was given to Hadleigh High School. This is just one of the many events the Switch Forum (our active citizenship club) have organised to help commemorate the fallen of the Great War.

Year 7 Languages and Culture Passport The Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) department has recently launched the Year 7 languages and Culture Passport. This was an initiative which the MFL department trialled last year, and thanks to the success of the project, it has now become a permanent feature. Every student in Year 7 has been given a passport and the MFL department hope that they will enjoy completing this over the next nine months. The purpose of this piece of independent research is to broaden students’ awareness of aspects of both French and German culture and to give them the opportunity to explore areas of French and German life. Students have been set 7 tasks over the course of the academic year and further details and suggestions for each topic are published regularly in the Hadleigh Times, our weekly newsletter. The deadline for the entire passport to be completed is Friday 30th June 2017 with short term deadlines being set for each individual task. The first topic was Food. Students researched their own French and German recipes, choose one for each country and then, created the recipe, took photographs and noted down their opinions. Students brought in what they made to show and share in class. Here are some recipes students chose to make: ShakespeareGerman: at Dance East French: 1. Tartiflette 1. Apfelkuchen 2. Croque-Monsieur / Croque-Madame 2. Kaiserschmarren 3. Tarte Tatin 3. Streuselkuchen

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Year 7 learn a little more about German Culture The 11th November is not celebrated in Germany as Remembrance Day, but as St. Martin's Day. Martin was a Roman soldier who cared so much for people who were not so fortunate that he shared his money, food and even his clothes with them. He became a monk, then a bishop and, eventually, was made a Saint. Tradition is that home-made lanterns were used by poorer people when they went round door-to-door in memory of St Martin to be given food and money to help them through the winter - a bit like the Mr Pryke (Subject Leader for English) would like to give a special thank you modern 'Trick or Treat' but without to Hadleigh Thrift Shop and Rosa Simon Music Fund, because without their the excitement! support, the school could not have taken part in this wonderful experience. 7D in their German class made Ex-Hadleigh High School Governor, Mr Quinn, who saw the performance, some 'St Martin lanterns' and wrote to the school to say: “May I say what a pleasure it was to see the High learnt about the German culture School’s production of ‘Julius Caesar’ as part of the Shakespeare Schools’ and tradition which is still followed Festival. The production was imaginative and sophisticated and captured the ahead of atoday. m jor o nsive. If the bravery of F.C. Eighteen wereessential no tragedy at the heart of the drama. The energy and enthusiasm of the cast was self-evident and there was some that he waThe s oHadleigh ne of Great e bWar rothe r s w ho s e r v e d in t he G r e a t W a r , m akacting talent to be enjoyed. The staff involved in creating this opportunity Memorial Event 2016 real In 2016 it is easy to picture a young man standing near the water’s edge on a for their pupils are to be commended for their dedication and professionalism. f sacr e and duty. sandy beach in Turkey. He might be on holiday with friends, having some fun, Superb ambassadors for their school.” before returning to the realities of work, life and English weather. It is a little harder to get a clear image of the same scene 101 years ago… Sports News However, that is just what our students were asked Table Tennis: Two Year 10 teams attended an U15 boys’ sports fixture on the to do at Hadleigh 4th November. The 18 all got to the semi-finals, but were sadly knocked out.

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Cemetery on 10th November. We stood by the grave of Private F. C. Eighteen, a 19 year old man who died from his injuries during the battle of Sulva Bay. Here was a young man who had just one year before, worked in a factory and lived at home with his family, but in August 1915 he was shot while attempting to clear snipers from battlefield ahead of a major offensive. If the bravery of F.C. Eighteen were not enough, we also learned that he was ny stories tone hatofefive brothers who served in the Great War, making it a truly remarkable the men ofstory Haofd sacrifice and duty. This was just one of many stories that engaged eight of our students as they g the maintook wrpart e in the ceremony to remember the men of Hadleigh who gave their



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Badminton: Year 10 and 11s badminton team participated in the Suffolk Schools’ tournament. The team consisted of Lewis Woolston, Lewis Hallums, Tommy Macken, Sam Stone, Rio Simpson, Matthew Sellen, Joshua Gray and Guilhem Bilbault. Furthermore, the U15`s girls team competed and they came News second overall winning Sports themselves a place in the county finals taking place in January 2017. The ‘A’ team consisted of Megan Barlow, Olivia Davies, Eliza Bennett and Neve Woulfe-Flanagan who competed as the double team. The Table Tennis: Two Year 10 teams attended ‘B’ team Isabel Chaplin, Kirsten Spooner, Anna Vince and Chloe Perry also 18 all got to the semi-finals, but were sadly kn played extremely well. Rugby: Two teams recently went to a Woodbridge Rugby Festival. Unfortunately, the YearBadminton: 10 team lost, but the Year Year 1110 team won11s evenbadminton though and they were out of practice.

team The team consisted of Lewis Woolston, Lewis Football: The Year 8 boys went to Northgate and were sadly knocked out Matthew Sellen, Joshua Gray and Guilhem Bi despite making a valiant effort. Year 7 played Ormiston and sadly lost 1-0, but it was a close game.

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HHS PE Partnership, U11 Cross Country Event

This is an annual event where students from across the region compete to be able to attend the National Finals in 2017. The day is derived of students working in a professional laboratory completing a series of experiments and deriving answers to problems which they submit for judging. The theme of this year’s competition was the Olympics, and some of the practicals included testing medals for their metal purity and testing urine samples for drugs. At the end of the competition, students competed in a quiz before the top three teams were announced. Our students did very well in the competition coming in the top 6 and organisers reported how impressed they were with our students. After the rewards, the students were able to go for a tour around Briar Chemicals to see Chemistry in industry. This was an excellent day and a massive congratulations to Michael Anthony, Vito Calvino, Seamus Smyth and Sony Tene for their team work and effort on the day.

Conservation Area - Butterflies We have just submitted our 2016 records of butterfly sightings to the Suffolk Branch of Butterfly Conservation. These records will be used to compile a report on the state of butterflies in Suffolk, but will also be used in We had a fantastic turnout for our first Primary PE Partnership event at the conjunction with records from all other W had aon Monday ntast11th ic tNovember. urnout r our st Primary PE Pacounties nerstohip eventthe atnational the hig h school on highe school determine picture Despite the rainth and cold weather in the morning, 25 boys and 20 girls from for butterflies. Monday 1 Nov ember Bildeston, Elmsett, Hadleigh, Hintlesham, St. Mary’s and Whatfield primaries This year we have recorded 11 different " attended the inaugural U11 boys and girls cross country event. 12 of our Year species of butterflies here at HHS, namely; Holly Blue, Red Admiral, Speckled Peacock 9 Junior Sport Prefects also supported the event. Wood, Small Tortoiseshell, Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Comma, Painted Lady, James Preedy and Lewis Oakes started the proceedings by taking the boys Small White, Large White, and Peacock. for a much needed warm up. The U11 boys set off first and had to complete We hope to improve on this in future years as the new plantings of 2.5km, this equates to two laps of the school’s cross country course around native flowers and shrubs become more established and potentially attract the outside of the fields. Rob Wing did a fantastic job setting the pace as the more species. hare at the front of the pack with Joe Salisbury, Archie Lloyd and Sony Tene Butterflies are regarded as good indicators of the health of the environment. also running to ensure nobody got left behind. Gabi Foxlow and Josh Sadly records have shown that the long term trend continues to show a Kavanagh welcomed all runners through the finishing gate and awarded decline in numbers of British Butterflies and some of our rarest butterflies are participation/placement certificates. now confined to just a handful of sites. Courtney Simpson did a great job collating all results and calculating the Reasons for the decline of butterflies can often be attributed to agricultural winners of the team event. We saw a strong run by Jayden of Hintlesham who intensification and changing woodland management. The use of pesticides collected the 1st place certificate, closely followed by Bobby from Whatfield. and climate change may also be contributing factors. The top 3 boys teams all had one point between them in the final standings, Recording butterflies is vital to their future success as the data collected is Whatfield boys came third with 22 points, Elmsett boys came second with 21 used to ensure conservation efforts are successful in halting these declines. points, Hadleigh CP came first scoring 20 points. Points were calculated from We hope more pupils will want to become involved in recording butterflies at the best 3 positions recorded for each team. Hadleigh High School. It was then the turn of the girls. Following a successful warm up the girls were raring to go after watching the boys compete. Hannah Clarke and Rob Wing were at the front of the pack ready to guide the girls round. The girls competed over a distance of 1.75km, which equates to 1? laps of the school’s cross country course. Olly Terndrup and Nicole Beckett ran at the rear, Archie Lloyd decided to run for a second time positioning himself in the middle of the pack. All prefects did a brilliant job, ensuring all competitors ran to the best of their ability. Equally they provided necessary encouragement to those that found the distance difficult. With the support of all prefects every single competitor finished the course. It was three girls from Elmsett (Melissa, Lucy and Iona) that stole the competition today in the girl’s event with a 1st, 2nd and 3rd placement. Elmsett had a perfect score of 6, winning the girls event. In second place, were the Hadleigh girls scoring 19 points and Hintlesham girls were third with 22 points. The event was very successful and enjoyed by all. Hopefully this was the first of many primary cross country events to be held at the high school. The next event will be the U11 mixed tag rugby which will be taking place on Monday 28th November 2016. Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra On Sunday 13th November, a group of students and members of staff attended a performance by the Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra at the Ipswich Corn Exchange. It was in coordination with Remembrance Sunday and featured multiple classical pieces which were thoroughly enjoyed by the whole group. We asked a student, Lewis England, what he thought of the experience, “I really enjoyed the trip and I especially liked listening to Dvorak’s ‘New World’ Symphony.” Mr Betts (Subject Leader for Music) would like to thank Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra for their generosity and allowing the students to have this experience.

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Notes of Proposals/Decisions/Actions Main Agenda item: Public Amenities for residents and visitors Updates: Tidy Town Volunteers: Tidy Town Volunteers have been out in force during the past month, having welcomed some new recruits. They were out with their broomsticks on Halloween, finding some scary items of rubbish along the way! Littering happens sometimes without thought, like posting adverts for events around town and then not retrieving them afterwards, so they look tatty and eventually fall to the ground. Some people fix adverts to trees, often with staples, and this can cause damage, but in any case please be aware it is not appropriate to use trees. If you know of an area in particular need of cleaning, please contact Anita Young, Tidy Town Volunteer and Tree Warden, Hadleigh Town Council. The Christmas Present Trust: The trust is organising Christmas lunch and entertainment for those of any age who would otherwise be on their own, whatever the circumstances. To book in advance, offer financial donations or practical help contact Sarah or Simon 01473 829246 or email Visit Hadleigh Website: The dedicated tourism website is promoting events and businesses. Improvements are gradually being made subject to the funds available. Please contact: The Wool Towns Association: The rigours and frustrations of adhering to stringent criteria continue to occupy the collaborative work of the four Wool Towns, Hadleigh, Clare, Long Melford and Lavenham. The co-operation of Hadleigh businesses to help compile “evidence of need” is required for our bid to fund marketing and promotion. The Wool Towns – a Rich Experience may become a strap line. Festival of Gardening and Art 2017: An introduction to the Festival is now on Visit Hadleigh. Any groups or organisations who wish to take up the theme and organise an event, should contact the Festival Secretary Jane Snowdon. An information Sheet is available on request. The Steering Group 2017: Meetings strive to provide all sections of the community with an opportunity to communicate and collaborate. Following discussion it was decided to include four meetings starting at 6pm to provide more opportunities for those working to participate. A list of the 2017 dates is available on request. Main Agenda item: Public Amenities for residents and visitors Peter Garrett Head of Public Realm BDC Having provided a log of issues, the progress to address them was discussed and will be pursued until achieved • The broken rusty dog bin on the riverside by Toppesfield Bridge has been replacement. • Greggs have now provided their own bin outside. It remains to be seen if this eases the overspill from the permanent bin on the corner. • There is still a blocked drain (the responsibility of BDC) on Magdalen Road Car park causing flooding • Re the replacement of the Market Place bench, we have been promised 3 designs to choose from and a joint site visit to agree where it is to be placed. • Re the Riverside Picnic table/benches, we have been promised 4 new benches attached to concrete bases and a joint site visit to agree where it is best to place them. In addition concern was expressed about the poor lighting on the George St/East House car park. Overgrown trees are obscuring existing street lights. Some issues raised needed to be addressed to either the Town Council or County Council. While other “Main themes” will be taken up, Peter Garrett has been invited to the December meeting to contribute a short update. In order to make a practical contribution to the life and well being of our town there is an increasing involvement of volunteers, working independently or in partnership with statutory agencies. Addressing some of the issues raised over the year has only been possible as a result of actions taken by volunteers. In view of this what should volunteers expect? And how can they fit into the complex changes of roles and responsibilities in society? NEXT MEETING: 5th December 4.15pm - 6.00pm at Hadleigh Pool and Leisure in the Social Room. Main Theme: Volunteers and the Law If you would like to attend the meeting or have suggestions for agenda items please email the Chairman Polstead Parish Council invites you on

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Rotary Review

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CHRISTMAS COLLECTIONS - Christmas is fast approaching again and the Rotary float is being prepared for its traditional journey around Hadleigh. Father Christmas will accompany it and his aim is to visit as many children as possible. As always, the collection will be for the benefit of local charities so please give as generously as you can to help us assist the people of Hadleigh. The routes and times are as follows: Wednesday 14th December: Malyon Rd - Oxford Drive - Emmerson Way. Time 5.30 to 7.45pm approx. Thursday 15th December: Aldham Rd - Timpereley Rd - Pykenham Way. Time 5.30 to 7.30pm approx. Monday 19th December: Edwin Panks Rd - Taylor Rd - Yeoman Way & Cres. 5.30 to 7.45 approx. Wednesday 21st December: Clopton Gdns -Wilson Rd - Highlands Rd - Gaell Cresc. 5.30 to 7.30pm approx. The float will also be outside the entrance to Morrisons Stores on Tuesday 20th and Thursday 22nd between the times of 11.15am and 4.15pm approx and on Christmas Eve in its usual place at junction of High Street and George Street between 9 and 11.30 am approx. It is not always possible to complete the programme due unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather etc and if this happens please accept the Club's apologies in advance. MEMBERSHIP: At the beginning of the Rotary year in July the future of the Club was questionable but we are pleased to report that it is now looking much brighter.With the aid of a major relaxation of the rules by Rotary International, a change to lunchtime meetings and an information day at the British Legion membership has begun to grow again with 2 new members welcomed already (Barry Chaplin, a former member, and Richard Whiting, a former Associate member) and 3 prospective members attending the lunches. If everyone joins membership will have increased by 60% in early 2017. It is hoped that this will secure the future of Rotary in Hadleigh. A number of other people have also shown interest so hopefully they will also come on board soon. If YOU are looking for something extra to keep you busy, meet new friends and help the local and wider community then why not give Rotary a try. Phone David 01473 827226 to learn more. FORTHCOMING MEETINGS: 6th December - Special General Meeting (members only), 7th December - Members Christmas Party, 15th December - Christmas lunch at The George, 3rd January Lunch meeting at King's Head, 7th January Champagne Brunch. Members wish all readers a very happy Christmas and New Year



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Monday 5th December 2016 A taste of the ‘Natural History’ of the Falkland Islands, Mr & Mrs Kell Tuesday 10th January 2017 - (Note day change) Members AGM plus Social evening with cold buffet, members slides, photos, raffle etc. Monday 6th February 2017 Saving a bird on the brink, Suffolk to Senegal - Samantha Lee Monday 6th March 2017 The Birds & Wildlife of Sri Lanka - Bill Baston Saturday 29th April 2017 Annual Spring Fayre, Ansell Centre, Hadleigh Members please bring along a guest or friend (small fee payable on door) to any meeting and anybody who would like to join ‘Hadleigh Nats’.

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The club held a successful lunch in October at The Hadleigh Bowls Club when a total of over £970 was raised in aid of The Stroke Association. The Club have an Open Meeting, with refreshments, on Tuesday 13th December at The United Reformed Church, Market Place at 7.30 pm. Tickets must be obtained and are available, price £10 from Jenny Leeks on 01473 822971.

Hadleigh and District Gardening Club

At our November meeting we were delighted to welcome back Deb Hart who is always such an engaging speaker. This time she took us all through making a beautiful Christmas wreath from materials we can find in many of our gardens. Deb had some great ideas, mixing traditional use of moss, holly, cones and berries with some less mainstream fruit and vegetable choices – for those of you not looking forward to having Brussels sprouts on your Christmas dinner table, why not attach them to your front door wreath instead?! Deb kindly donated the wreath she made to our raffle prize table and all looked with envy at club member Sue as her lucky ticket was drawn – the picture shows Sue (on the right) with Deb and her prize. A good number of us resolved to go foraging in our gardens for our own wreath making attempts – look out for some quirky shows adorning the doors of Hadleigh this year. At our next meeting – Monday 12th December 2016, we are looking forward to hosting our annual quiz which always proves to be an enjoyable relaxed evening in the run up to Christmas. A knowledge of gardening is certainly not essential – rounds on Latin plant names are strictly forbidden! Typical favourite rounds with a music and picture theme will feature, and by popular request, the ‘feely bag’ round is back! Everyone is welcome, members £1.00 and nonmembers £3.00, as usual the start time being 7.30pm at Hadleigh Town Hall. Festive food is provided too – why not come and join us in the festive fun? Andy Leeder, Chairman

Oak Tree planted to commemorate Queen’s Birthday

On Thursday 10 November 2016 Hadleigh Mayor Cllr Trevor Sheldrick planted an Oak Tree at Corks Lane Playground to celebrate the 90th Birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II. The plaque has been made and kindly donated by Hadleigh Castings and the Town Council would take this opportunity to thank them for their generosity. Councillors had made the decision to commemorate the Queen's special birthday at it's meeting of 21 April 2016. Hadleigh Town Council look forward to seeing the oak tree thrive and grow over the coming years.

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Down to Earth ...with Dave Having just returned from a November break in the Lake District, where they have had a very dry summer with their rivers and reservoirs at very low levels, it was most welcome to see that while we were away we had some rain here, though to be honest it has not penetrated that far into the ground. Most of the clearing up on the allotment is now finished with the last task being the cutting down of the now yellowing asparagus fronds, these are cut up small and put on the compost heap, they are a bit woody so will take quite some time to rot down, a generous layer of horse manure will help the process. As the fronds were cleared away several little self- seeded buddleia plants were found. These have come from a large bush growing behind the shed, grown especially for the many butterflies that feed on the purple blooms during the summer. This bush will also need to be cut back by about a third before the winter and then cut back again very hard in the spring. Buddleia is very tough and was one of the first bushes to grow on old bomb sites after the second world war, hard pruning will not hurt it. Another bush grown on the allotment for the benefit of the bees is lavender, this has also had a haircut, but not so severe as the buddleia, with lavender do not cut into the old wood. With my idea to grow some dahlias we were fortunate to be given several very large plants that were being discarded in a garden revamp. These were dug up with all of their top growth and replanted on the allotment. Within a couple of weeks we had our first heavy frost and all the top growth was totally blackened and ended up on the compost. The exposed stems were given a generous covering of compost and with luck will survive the winter, we shall just have to wait and see. If you have saucers under your pots, these should be removed as the last thing the pot plants need is to sit in cold water. The hanging basket that did so well with tumbling tom tomatoes this year has now been replanted with winter pansies, fresh compost is of course used. These will add a splash of colour in the grey winter months ahead. We have not seen the hedgehog for a few weeks and the cat food is no longer being eaten, hopefully the little feller is snug in his nest for the winter, I do not have the heart to check. Incidentally, did you know that you can actually buy tins and packets of special hedgehog food. We were given a tub to try, it looks very much like cat food and was readily eaten. With the cold weather coming keep the bird feeders clean and filled up, and if it does turn icy make sure that they have a supply of fresh water. That’s all for this time, seasons greetings Dave





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Dear Sir, On 14th October the ladies in pink took part in the 7th Annual Pink Pub Crawl. With thanks to The George, The Kings Head, The Royal British Legion, The Eight Bells and The Cock Inn, plus collecting tins in various locations including Hadleigh Tyres, we collected £466. Hadleigh Thrift Shop also gave us a cheque for £100. The fund in memory of Fran Bloomfield will now stand at £6519. Thank you, Margaret Clapp

Dear Sir, Sincere thanks to the Management and Staff at The Hadleigh Health Centre, our Fund Raising Team, all of those that gave Cakes and Raffle Prizes to enable us to raise a total of £181.45 on November 17th for the Children In Need Fundraising event. Keith Doidge

Dear Sir, I would like to congratulate Susan Clements on her brilliant article in last months Hadleigh Community News which provides an excellent summary of residents views in the Castle Road, Woodlands, Castle Rise. Gallows Hill, Friars Hill and Coram Street area who oppose the planning application to build 14 new houses. The proposed development would perch right on top of high land just off the Hadleigh by-pass including 3 storey houses, visible for miles in an area which consists predominantly of bungalows. This piece of land in question was never intended for development and was left after the Hadleigh by-pass was built in the 1980s to offset local residents concerns about vehicle noise. Hadleigh Town Council voted unanimously against this application at their July 2016 meeting and thanks to the timely intervention of Local District Councillors Christina Campbell and Sian Dawson, Babergh District Council decided that this application should be determined by the Planning Committee and not officers of the Council who were on the brink of making a decision. The applicant has pitched his application to build 14 houses which coincidentally is the exact number of properties which can be determined by officers, without reference to the Planning Committee where there would be a proper debate and a decision on the application made in public. Well over 100 local residents have objected to this development and a petition has been received by the Council. Carol Schleip, Local Resident

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I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to the very honest man who, when I returned to my car parked in Magdalen Road on Friday 18th November, he was standing by my vehicle and apologised for scraping down the side of it with his car. He suggested we went to my garage who supplied an instant quotation on the cost of the repairs. He immediately paid for the repair there and then. Also, he then gave me a substantial amount of cash to cover any inconvenience caused. I was utterly taken aback by his very honest and kind gesture, a really decent man and an example to us all, it restored my faith in human nature. If that gentleman can read this letter, thank you very much from the bottom of my heart. Nanette Ward


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Norman Durant - 12 March 1916in The Third Christmas By the end of 1916 over four hundred Hadleigh the Trenches men had enlisted into military service and during that year twenty two men The Thirdto the Christmas in lives. These men were either born with a connection town had lost their or had livedthe muchTrenches of their life in Hadleigh. Each has been recognised in this

column, with the exception of one whose story has only recently come to light. was born in April 1893 at the Manse in Benton Street, the son of the Rev. William Friend Durant the minister of the Hadleigh Congregational Church. In 1901 the family moved from Hadleigh and by 1907 were living in Bristol. Norman and his two brothers, Maurice and William also born in Hadleigh, attended Clifton College Bristol; this was the school where some years earlier the Commander-in Chief of the British Army on (as reported in the Suffolk and Essex Free Press of the day) the Western Front, Field Marshal Sir Douglas Wed 13 Dec Private Harry George Baker of 29 Angel Street is in Egypt Haig, had been a student. The three Durant attached to the Royal Irish Horse Regiment, seems a long way in the desert, brothers were all commissioned into the with temperatures reaching 92 degrees, no rain for nine months and flies and Gloucestershire Regiment. mosquitoes as bad as ever. Private Victor Banyard, Royal Army Medical Battalion was killed by high explosive shrapnel Corps, on the Somme battle field writes “We are in the line again, but there is near Loos whist supervising digging parties, his not much doing. Just a lot of shelling and plenty of snipping, but so long as grave is at Maroc British Cemetery at Grenay you keep your head low you are alright.” close to Lens and he is remembered on the Clifton College Memorial arch at Bristol, he is not on the Hadleigh War Memorial. Wed 20 Dec There is no alteration in the train service on the Hadleigh branch Many Hadleigh men spent 1916 in Egypt. line this week, but next Sunday morning there will be a train out at 9.25 am After the filth, squalor and disease of Gallipoli, and one in a 11.05 am. No trains will run on Christmas Day as in previous the previous year, those of the 1/5th Suffolks years. It is right that soldiers on leave from the front are to have first who survived found themselves in the relative consideration for travelling. In order that our trains may have ample room for luxury of Egypt throughout the whole of 1916. men in khaki civilian travelling should be reduced to necessity. There was no contact with the enemy and Wed 27 Dec One Hadleigh officer gives his experience of buying Christmas their primary responsibly of the Suffolks and presents in France for himself and others to send to mother, wife and children. the whole 54th Division, was to protect the He says: “Now that is a business I can assure you, has almost turned my hair transport water way of the Suez Canal and the white. When they say to me. ‘What shall I buy!’ you can imagine what that British route to India. Of the 80 or so Hadleigh means to a dreadfully poor shopper. Then I have to do it in French! But if I men who had been at Gallipoli slightly less don’t know how to ask, believe me the French know how to charge! If the than half that number was still with the 1/5th anxiety of purchasing would give value, the gifts are worth their weight in Suffolks at the end of 1916. The History of gold.” the 1/5th Suffolks tells of Christmas Day 1916 Wed 27 Dec Ernest Green [from New Cut] a naval Wireless Telegraphist at in Egypt, in the shadow of the Sphinx. “A Peterhead, Scotland gives an account of the total wreck of the SS Kiev [a short service was held at 7 a.m. The cooks Russian transport ship lost on the Rattray Briggs Rocks in October] and a provided an excellent breakfast at 8 a.m., and graphic description of the beautiful effects of the Aurora Borealis on the sea. during the morning inter-platoon football matches were played, concluding with an issue of a pint of beer per head. A real Christmas dinner of ham, sausages, green peas, and plum pudding, with another precious pint made us forget our surroundings for the time. The afternoon saw boxing contests and various sports. Tea produced the luxury of Egyptian eggs and oranges, and a whist drive concluded a really enjoyable day. The Brigadier concluded his Christmas wishes with the hope that next year we would be nearer the enemy – a hope that was abundantly fulfilled.” For those Hadleigh men in France and Belgium on the Western Front, Christmas in the mud and cold was far less fulfilling and there was certainly Entertainment no Christmas truce or fraternising with the enemy who were not too far away Christmas Eve – Disco across the swamps of no-mans land. New Years Eve – Iron Heart Band – Ticket only Back in Hadleigh things were to become Meat Raffle held Sunday Lunchtimes more constrained. On 7 December 1916 Special Offers: a coalition government came into power FOSTERS/CARLSBERGH/JOHN SMITHS SMOOTH - £2.85 pint One Million Candles to Remember with David Lloyd George as Prime Southern Comfort and Jack Daniels Doubles (50ml) – £3.75 Minister and this saw a change in Sol/Desparado/Tiger/WKD/Smirnoff Ice – 9pm, 2 for £5.00 Monday 4th August 2014 Look out in Club for Saturday night specials and guest beers attitude to food polices and a Ministry of Hadleigh War Memorial Food was created. The likely effects Art & Craft Sale at the Club were reported to Hadleigh in the local on Saturday 5th November 10am –The 2pm.Royal British Legion invite you to newspaper. The introduction of a take part in this national moment of If you would like to book at table @ £5.00 compulsory meatless day was expected with a system of tickets for the please contact Charlotte on 07517 569866 reflection to mark the 100th Anniversary sugar. White bread would disappear with baking requiring the of the date Great Britainrationing enteredofthe Membership inclusion of maize, barley and oats. Also it was reported that the Government If you have paid your annual RBL subscription of £17.50 and received First World War. would appeal to the whole manhood of the country, not in the Army, to enrol your membership card you will also need to come into the Club and pay The Hadleigh Branch of the Royal British Legion will be holding a ‘Lights Out’ event to mark the Centenary. voluntarily for service as war workers. Men between 17 and 60 years of age your Club Membership Fee of £8.00 / £6.00 OAP to obtainwill your Club or you can Candles be provided bring your own (Special centenary candles are available from M&S, aremembers wanted of tothe putArmed themselves at the disposal State for the duration of Sticker. If you decide not to pay the Club fee you willwith notprofits benefit from going to the support serving Forces, veterans of all ages of andthe their families). Weonly aim to 112 candles to represent on the memorial. Please come and your the war.’theIt 112 wasnames unclear how this would operate, butpay such initiatives would lead reduced entrance fee for entertainment nights and will belight permitted thoseper who sacrificed theirformation lives duringofthis to use the Club on two occasions during the month respects at a fee to of all £1.00 to the theconflict. Agricultural Companies within the Army’s Labour Corps email : visit. All Women’s Section Members are required to complete a new during 1917. facebook : Hadleigh Great War Centenary Project membership form to remain an RBL member. Application formsRBL, areGeorge Street, Hadleigh, IP7 (Research by Mark Brennan, Nigel Crisp, Jeff Ward) Post : Hadleigh 2BB


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Report of the Meeting of the Council held on the 20th October 2016 Present: Councillors: Sheldrick (Town Mayor), Angland, Byrne, Cook, Free, Haylock, Monks, Shearly-Sanders, Whiting, Wiltshire and Young. In attendance: Babergh District Councillors Campbell and Grandon. At the start of the meeting a minutes silence was observed in respect of Past Mayor and Councillor Mr. L. Munson who passed away on October 4th 2016. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Apologies were received from Councillors Fraser, Haines, Matthews, and Wilson. These apologies were accepted. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST Councillor Cook declared a non-pecuniary interest in the Aldham Common Charity item - as she is Chair of the Charity. MINUTES The Minutes of the Meeting of the Council held on the 15th September 2016 were taken as read were confirmed and signed. MATTERS ARISING Councillor Shearly-Sanders asked if the Clerk had had a response from Suffolk County Council on outstanding matters. The initial request had been made in July to Councillor Riley. As the newly appointed County Councillor - Councillor Sheldrick - agreed to pursue the matters raised which were road markings, pot holes and areas in the town looking unkempt. He requested Councillors to advise him of any other issues as he was in the process of arranging a site visit to the town with an officer from Suffolk County Council. Babergh and Mid-Suffolk District Council Future Model For Public Access Including Accommodation. Councillor Young advised that on speaking to Babergh District Council she had received confirmation that an 03 telephone number would be provided which gives a free service to all providers. She felt this was a positive statement. Policing Councillor Cook asked if details of the police website could be provided to all Councillors. Councillor Cook requested that draft Town Council Minutes be sent to Councillors once they are available. POLICING The Clerk advised that there had been no Police Connect information received this month. The Mayor advised on information he had received on white van break ins and advise to owners who should take their belongings out of their vans in the evenings. REPORTS OF THE COUNTY & DISTRICT COUNCILLORS County Councillor Sheldrick and District Councillors Campbell and Grandon had provided written reports. Councillor Sheldrick answered questions on highway issues relating to the McCarthy and Stone Planning Application. Councillor Grandon was thanked for providing the financial information on the reserves held by the District Council. Councillor Cook reported on a press article about updating sat nav systems. The Clerk was asked to write to the Road Haulage Association requesting them to get their members to regularly update their sat navs. Councillor Monks asked if any progress was being made on decriminalisation of parking in the District. She was advised that no information was available at the moment. MAYOR’S COMMUNICATIONS Councillor Haylock reported that she had attended Community Action Suffolk 2016 Awards evening at the Museum of East Anglia. She had been presented with the Event Organiser of The Year Award for the work carried out by the group for the Year Of The Sheep. The award was presented by the High Sheriff. ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT It was RESOLVED that accounts amounting to £18,229.94 including HMRC, Utilities, SCC Pension Fund and staff salaries be approved for payment. FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE The Report of the Meeting of the Committee held on the 13th October 2016, a copy of which is included in the Minute Book, was received and subject to this change: On a point of accuracy Councillor Cook requested the final sentence of the second paragraph read:

HADLEIGH TOWN COUNCIL Full Council Meetings Date of Next Meetings at 7.30pm Thursday 15th December 2016. Thursday 19th January 2017 Planning Committees Date of Next Meetings at 7.30pm Thursday 1st December 2016 Thursday 5th January 2017 Please write to Mrs. Carol A. Bailey BA(Hons) Town Clerk, Hadleigh Town Council, The Guildhall Hadleigh IP7 5DN if you are part of a voluntary organisation or community group wishing to be considered for a grant including the following information: • The specific amount of the grant • What the funding is for • Breakdown of costs and any funds already raised • How the project will benefit Hadleigh and its residents. This grant aid is not available to fund individuals, commercial or statutory organisations.


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Councillor Byrne recommended that only one member of staff should be on annual leave at any one time except in exceptional circumstances and seconded by Councillor Cook. Was accepted including their recommendations to make grants of: i) £130 to Kieron Ruddy ii) £100 to Wool Towns Association iii) £300 to HADS iv) £150 to Marie Curie v) £100 to the Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra vi) £500 to St. Mary’s Church (Director of Music) vii) £250 to Visit Hadleigh Website viii) £100 to The Christmas Present Trust (Simon Thompson) And to accept the quotation of £5,216 for work on St. Mary’s Church Clock and Bell System and to pay the annual cost of £50 to Community Action Suffolk to run the Town Council and Neighbourhood Plan Websites. Clarification on the post of Conservation Warden was requested by Councillor Young as if the post was considered on a voluntary basis was a job description required for all volunteers. It was confirmed that a job description would only be required for a paid position. Councillor Young raised her disappointment at the amount of money allocated to the Visit Hadleigh Website which she considered to be an asset to the town and would not wish it to be lost due to a lack of funding. Councillor Byrne advised that she had spoken to the web host and this was the considered amount required at this moment in time but future grants may be considered. ENVIRONMENT & GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE The Report of the Meeting of the Committee held on the 13th October 2016, a copy of which is included in the Minute Book, was received and accepted. Councillor Young advised that Babergh District Council may be investigating cycle racks in the town so the budget bid put forward may not be required. REPRESENTATIVES Councillor Haylock updated Council on the recent meeting of the Wool Town Association and the work the Association was carrying out. November 23rd was a crucial date as the Chancellor would be confirming whether funding would still be available. Councillor Shearly-Sanders advised that the Babergh Association of Parish and Town Councils needed to put together significant facts and he would be emailing Councillors in order that they could provide him with information to take to the next meeting. In Councillor Wilson’s absence as SALC Representative, the Clerk presented the following proposal issues by SALC to be voted on at the AGM which Councillor Cook will be attending: That NALC urges the government to investigate the extent of illegal and inappropriate HGV transgressions into restricted zones and legislate appropriately for vehicles over a certain size or weight to have tailored and specialist Sat Navs installed as a legal requirement. Councillor Cook proposed and Councillor Shearly-Sanders seconded the motion. Voting was unanimous. The motion had been made by Leiston Town Council and Hadleigh Town Council would now be the seconder to the motion at SALC’s Annual General Meeting. BUDGET 2017/2018 The Clerk had provided Councillors with the budget meeting timetables. The final date for budget bids will be the November Town Council Meeting. The Clerk requested Councillors to provide her with the amount of money required when submitting their bids. FRANEY, RAND AND PEST HOUSE CHARITY It was agreed that Mr Matthews be re-appointed as the Council’s representative on this Charity for a term of four years. ALDHAM COMMON CHARITY It was agreed that Mrs. Root be re-appointed as the Council’s Nominative Trustee on this Charity for a term of four years. TOWN MATTERS Councillor Shearly-Sanders requested that the Clerk contact Babergh District Council and arrange a meeting with the relevant Officers and Councillors to ascertain the Council’s stance on their properties in the Town – East House, Angel Court and Corks Lane offices once the staff move out. This request was due to the housing survey Councillors had been carrying out for the Neighbourhood Plan and residents were asking why Hadleigh Town Council did not know what the future held for these buildings. Councillor Haylock reported that three boxes of bulbs have been planted in the Magdalen Road gardens. There being no further business the meeting closed at 9.30pm Mrs Carol A. Bailey BA(Hons) – Town Clerk Report of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on 3rd November 2016 Present: Councillors: Angland (Chair), Byrne, Cook, Fraser, Haines, Haylock, Matthews, Monks, Shearly-Sanders, Sheldrick, Wiltshire and Young APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Apologies for absence had been received from Councillors: Free, Whiting and Wilson. These apologies were accepted. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST Councillor Cook declared a non-pecuniary interest in planning application B/16/00903/FUL – Land North of Castle Road – as she knows the applicant. Councillor Angland declared a non-pecuniary interest in planning application B/16/00760/FUL – Former Brett Works and 109 High Street – as she owns property near the site. Councillor Monks declared a non-pecuniary interest in planning application B/16/00760/FUL – Former Brett Works and 109 High Street – as her employer is an advisory body on this application. MINUTES The Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on the 8th September 2016 and subject to the following change:

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Any Other Relevant Business. Planning Application B/16/00760/FUL – Former Brett Works and 109 High Street. Councillor Young reiterated her concerns over the development of the proposed 25 bungalows as it is widely felt that in view of climate change we should not now be developing near rivers. If there are water problems in future the burden will fall on our frontline services, which are already stretched due to cuts and tax payers. MATTERS ARISING Councillor Cook asked if a response had been received from Simon Bailey at Babergh District Council on the removal of the garage at the rear of The Royal Bengal Restaurant. The Clerk read the response to her e.mail which stated that Simon Bailey had not had the chance to progress this matter but it remains close to the top of his ‘to do’ list and he will progress it as soon as he is able. Councillors felt that this response was unacceptable especially as the issue on Barnes Close had been dealt with so quickly. The Clerk was asked to write to the Chief Executive of Babergh District Council and send copies to the Chair of the Planning Committee and our District Councillors advising that this delay makes a mockery of the enforcement process. Councillors requested that a response is requested in time for the next Planning Committee Meeting on 1st December 2016. TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING The Committee noted the Officer Delegated Decisions made on Thursday 29th September 2016: B/16/01117/FHA 3 Wentworth Close, Erection of single-storey rear extension, Approval was recommended. B/16/01195/FHA Moorfield, The Green, Erection of single-storey front and rear extensions. Approval was recommended B/16/01224/LBC 97-99 High Street, Application for Listed Building Consent – Insertion of double doors in front elevation. Approval was recommended The Committee considered the applications for Planning Consent, details of which are listed below and upon which the following decisions were reached:B/16/00760/FUL Former Brett Works and 109 High Street, Change of use of outbuilding to a B1 commercial unit, demolition of existing buildings including partial demolition of 109 High Street, refurbishment of 109 High Street to create a A1/A2 retail unit and a 2 bed apartment, erection of age restricted dwellings comprising 35 No. retirement apartments, 4 No. houses, 25 No. Bungalows, access, car parking, open space, landscaping, footbridge and ancillary development. Amendments to application – “visually verified montages have been received showing the proposal from viewpoints within the Conservation Area”. The Committee’s points raised at the meeting of the 8th September 2016 remain unchanged. A request was made for more information on the visually verified montages. Could the scale and methodology be provided? B/16/00903/FUL Land North of Castle Road, Erection of: 6 no. terraced twostorey dwellings; 4 no. detached two-storey dwellings; 2 no. semi-detached twostorey dwellings; and 2 no. detached three-storey dwellings with associated garages (14 no. dwellings proposed in total) (4 no. dwellings proposed as affordable housing). Construction of new estate road, footpaths, and access to Gallows Hill. Amendments to application – covering letter, amended drawings 10.02E – proposed site plan, 10.03F – proposed site/roof plan, 20.05B – House Type 5 and 40.01A – Site Sections and Levels. Land contamination report and addendum to Flood Risk Assessment inc Ground Investigation received 4th October 2016. The Committee submitted the following points on the 28th July 2016 and these remain unchanged. It was felt that the design was still in appropriate. The reasons for recommending refusal were: 1) Special Landscape Area – Policy CRO4 which states the development will only be allowed if it harmonises with the area – these documents do not show this 2) Design is inappropriate – there are three storey houses which are on the high ground overlooking Hadleigh and are totally inappropriate in the setting and the Committee felt that even the two storey houses may be inappropriate given the rest of that estate are bungalows or chalet bungalows 3) Buffer zone – there were a number of residents at the meeting objecting to the application and many believe that when the estate was built there was a verbal agreement made between Babergh and the residents that this area would remain a buffer zone between the bypass and the estate 4) Utilities – there are worries that the sewage system in Hadleigh will not cope with the additional strain especially given it is on high ground. There may also be issues with the electricity supply as it is supplied via overhead cables to the estate 5) Environmental issues and increased pollution – the removal of the buffer zone trees will mean that there will be more pollution from traffic that will not be filtered 6) Loss of Trees – although these trees are not protected by TPO’s there are still a significant number of mature trees that will be lost 7) Prime archaeological site – a full archaeological survey will need to be carried out on this land prior to any building works B/16/01219/TCA 10 Station Yard, Remove of 1 no. Cherry Tree, This application was noted. B/16/01267/FHA 19 Sarah Rand Road, Erection of extension to double garage and conversion to form granny annex; Erection of roof between main house and garden wall to create a covered storage area. Approval was recommended (Voting was unanimous) B/16/01329/FHA 4 Clopton Gardens, Erection of pitched roof to garage, Approval was recommended (Voting was unanimous). Babergh District Council had not provided the amended papers on the first two applications but asked that Councillors view the information on their website. The Chair asked for an email to be sent to the Planning Department requesting that more information is

included on the description accompanying the documents as they had been difficult to find. Also the e.mail that had been sent out from Babergh District Council provided a link which did not direct you to the exact document but to the main planning page. TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING The Committee noted the Schedule of Decisions of the Local Planning Authority. SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL – CONSULTATION ON PLANNING APPLICATION WHICH WILL BE DETERMINED BY SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL SCC/0200/16 – Extension of use to accept “Trade Waste”. Change of permitted hours of operation. Location – Hadleigh Household Waste Recycling Centre, Crockatt Road. Councillors felt that as the extended hours meant the staff had more access to the site outside of the opening hours this may result in the site being closed less when it is available to the public for cleaning etc. Accepting trade waste will assist local traders but it was hoped that the charges would not be excessive as this may increase flytipping. B/16/00213/FHA 125 High Street, Erection of single-storey rear extension and loft conversion B/16/00214/LBC 125 High Street, Application for Listed Building Consent – Erection of single-storey rear extension and loft conversion. The Committee noted that these applications had been withdrawn. NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN The Chair reported that the Working Party had spent Saturday working on the plan and met with the Planning Consultant. Some sections have been drafted; the evidence is gathered and being evaluated. The website has gone live. ANY OTHER RELEVANT BUSINESS The Clerk reported: i) Cross Farm House, Station Road, Erection of two storey ‘split level’ private residential dwelling, including integral garage parking and turning area (resubmission of application reference B/16/00152). The applicant is taking out an appeal on the decision made by Babergh District Council to refuse the application. i) Councillor Byrne had asked the Clerk to investigate the work being carried out at the front of Hadleigh Hall because of the number of trees that have been cut down – the Enforcement Officer is investigating. ii) It has been recommended that the hornbeam trees in the War Memorial need to be removed as they are damaged. A bat hole has been found in one of them so this has to be investigated first. It may be that a planning application could be required. Councillor Cook raised the e.mail received from Councillor Grandon regarding 12 High Street. She requested the Clerk to contact Suffolk County Council Highways Department as the comments made that this property did not require parking purely based on its location was unacceptable. Councillor Byrne reported that the resident on Barnes Close who had carried out work on her front garden was now taking legal action over ownership of this piece of land. The Chair reported on a letter which had been received from a resident requesting the support of the Town Council in working towards extending the boundary of the Dedham Vale Area Of Natural Beauty to include Hadleigh. Councillors voted unanimously to support this request. Councillor Haylock reported that the Bookmakers in the Market Place had put up a hanging sign on their building and felt this should be reported to the Enforcement Officer at Babergh District Council. There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.20pm. Mrs Carol A. Bailey BA(Hons) – Town Clerk



Were you married in Hadleigh Guildhall? Did you have your reception in the Town Hall? Do you have photographs which you would be willing to have displayed at the Wedding Open Day? We would also still like to hear from any wedding suppliers who would want their information displayed on the day Please contact Mrs Judith Brown on 01473 82254 or e.mail for more details.


Could members of Local Groups and Organisations please contact Elaine Root on 01473 823884 or e.mail with as much information about your club/organisation as possible including: Clubs name, when and where you meet, contact address, e.mail and webpage details in order that an up to date list can be provided to local residents in the new edition of the Hadleigh Town Guide. It is hoped that this information may help the membership of your group grow and thrive. All information required by the end of December 2016 ready for publication in 2017. Mrs Carol A. Bailey BA(Hons) Town Clerk


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O’Leary, the owner of the building, and the installation and electrical supply, was funded by him.

Letter from Layham Are you new to Layham?

War Memorials Online Layham War Memorial has been entered on this site for the benefit of any researcher. You can find it by typing warmemorialsonline into Google – then click on Location Search, then List View and finally on the red wording when full information logged will be revealed. The picture below is of the Remembrance Service in Layham Burial Ground on Sunday 13 November.

If you have just moved to the village and would like to know more about it, please visit our website, where you can download a Welcome Booklet. However, if you do not have a computer and printer and would prefer a hard copy of the booklet, please contact Jane Cryer, Parish Clerk, on 07920 713940.

Parish Council The main points discussed at the Parish Council meeting of 26 October were: • Babergh District Council report Babergh had made the first payment under the new CIL scheme - Polstead had received £2561.80. Cllr John Ward said CIL payments related to extensions over a certain size as well as to new builds; social housing and self-builds were exempt. Babergh, Mid Suffolk, Forest Heath and St Edmundsbury councils were setting up a shared legal service which would be based in Bury St Edmunds and Mildenhall. Babergh had requested an electoral review by the Boundary Commission, which would be completed early in 2018, in time for the 2019 elections. A new Chief Executive for Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils had been appointed: Arthur Charvonia would take up his post in the new year. • Suffolk County Council report The order for extending the 30mph speed limit on Upper Street and a 40mph speed limit on Benton End/Pipkin Hill had been issued; any objections would have to be submitted to SCC before the end of November. With regard to devolution, GJ said most businesses did not appear to be overly concerned about the requirement for an elected mayor. • Gardeners Close The Clerk had received a response from Flagship confirming that additional works would be carried out to improve the shrub beds. The large strip of land running parallel to the entrance of the car park would be sprayed and maintained by the grounds maintenance company. • Defibrillators Another defibrillator had been purchased and would be located at the Marquis of Cornwallis. It has been partially funded by recycling credits. • Planning There were no objections to applications for the erection of a two-storey rear extension at The Barn, Upper Street, and change of use and associated development at Popes Green Farm. • Emergency Plan The Emergency Plan for Layham was formally adopted. The detail would continue to be a ‘work in progress’ over the coming months. • Netball posts for Playing Field The Playing Field Committee had received a request from a parishioner that a pair of netball posts should be installed on the playing field. It was agreed unanimously that Section 106 funds should be used - Babergh required evidence that there was a desire amongst parishioners for this expenditure; the Chairman would therefore circulate a questionnaire. • Road sweeping It was agreed to ask SCC Highways for advance warning of road sweeping in Layham, so that parishioners could be asked to move their cars off the road where possible in order that gutter cleaning was as effective as possible.

St. Andrew’s – your Parish Church We look forward to welcoming you to our special December services Sunday 4th 9.15am Morning Worship Sunday 11th 9.15am Sung Eucharist Friday 16th 7.30pm Carol Concert Please join us for mulled wine and mince pies after the service Sunday 18th 9.30am Cafe Church Saturday 24th 4.00pm Crib and Christingle Service - Please bring your children, of any age, to this special service SUNDAY 25th CHRISTMAS DAY 9.15am - FAMILY COMMUNION Service in January: Sunday 1st 10.30am Benefice Eucharist - Please join us for a glass of sherry and nibbles after the service to welcome in the New Year

Defibrillator news It is hoped you never need to use it – but you should know that a functioning defibrillator (purchased by the Parish Council) is now installed on the car park side of the Marquis building. The yellow box can be seen clearly from the main road. The equipment is mounted in such a prominent place courtesy of Steve 48

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Thank you Neil Luxton We are so fortunate in this village to have generous people who help to keep the wheels turning. For several years now Neil Luxton has cleaned our war memorial in good time for the Remembrance Service. Neil refuses payment – saying that it is his contribution to village life. THANK YOU NEIL – it is a very valuable contribution. Neil is a stone carver by profession – type his name into Google and have a look at the Gallery on his website where you can see examples of his work. Remembrance in Layham in 1948 The two excerpts below are from the diaries of Lucy Harwood – an artist who lived in Kiln House on Upper Street at that time. Her notes give an insight into a way of life in the years just after the Second World War.

6 November 1948 Saturday saw me selling poppies as is my happy habit. I go from house to house of all my nearest neighbours offering my wares. It means a heart-toheart talk with each one. But I’m thankful each one is my friend. I was much impressed by the quantities of chrysanthemums in the cottage rooms. They had all picked the buds mostly before the frosts and they were thus saved to beautify their rooms. Cottagers don’t usually pick flowers and put them in vases but today every house was beautiful with flowers. I enjoyed meeting everyone. We meet each other almost daily but to go into a cottage with an excuse and give way to conversation keeps the habit friendly and often loving. 7 November 1948. The unveiling of the added names to the War Memorial happened after the church service. Each house had received a postcard. The church suffered a crowd. It usually gives a service to half a dozen. This last reference is to the names of the serving men who lost their lives in WW2. A proud moment for Stephen Laing Stephen Laing (Landlord of the Queen’s Head in Lower Layham) was awarded, just in time for this year’s Remembrance Service, the Merchant Navy Veterans Badge from The Merchant Navy Association. This is the only variant of the HM armed forces veterans badge and recognises the unique service provided by Merchant Seafarers in support of military operations.

At last! The Marquis is open Many of us will have been watching the progress as ‘The Marquis of Cornwallis’ has been transformed into ‘The Marquis’. It opened for business on Monday 14 November although there had been several evenings during the previous week when it was open for celebratory events. A good number of the residents of Upper Street (neighbours of the Marquis) and members of the Parish Council were invited to one of these introductory evenings and treated to drinks

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and ‘nibbles’. If the quality of those nibbles is anything to go by the menu should be worth a look. Steve O’Leary, the owner of The Marquis, offered to provide an oak signboard which announces arrival in Upper Layham. This board was built by Felix Oliver of Suffolk Timber Frame Buildings Ltd, the same carpenter who constructed all the oak work in the new restaurant. This picture shows the board in its intended situation flanked by (from the left) by Michael Woods, Stephen Laing and Ron Gunn of Layham Parish Council and Gordon Jones our County Councillor (who helped us enormously with both this project and the extension of the 30mph restriction).

More about pumpkins The huge pumpkin, grown by Colin Brown, and pictured in last month’s HCN raised £10 for the Hadleigh Thrift Shop when it was sold to the manager of The Ram. Another pumpkin, grown by Noel Herring of Lower Layham was carved into a beautiful thing. It was bought as a small plant from St Andrew’s Church plant sale in May. It grew, on Noel’s compost heap, to become a large plant, resulting in a very good pumpkin. The plant’s origin gave the idea to carve it as Saint Andrews Church. It looked very lively when lit up with a candle after dark.

WARNING – RABBIT SHOOTING on the playing field If you are a user of the playing field, you will know that dozens of ‘scrapes’ have been dug out by rabbits. These are dangerous for children as they could result in twisted or even broken ankles. We have to cull the rabbit population John WillisBetts has offered to do this and will start in the New Year. When he is shooting (just after dusk) blockages and notices will be put up in the gateways making it clear that there is no thoroughfare whilst shooting is taking place. This is only likely to affect dog walkers at that time in the day – please respect the barriers when they appear.

Layham Playgroup CIO

Wow! Isn’t it getting cold outside?!! We have been enjoying warm snacks including making our own soup to eat and lots of hot chocolate to drink. We made some poppies using paper plates to remember the fallen and also made some hedgehogs to remind us of the animals that need to be cared for over winter. We will soon be focusing our sessions on the exciting build up to Christmas, starting off with letters to Father Christmas! At the end of the term we will be visiting St Andrew’s church to have our Christmas service and maybe even sing a few Christmas songs. Watch this space for information on our next fundraising event… We are going to host a chocolate bingo evening which will be a family event that everybody can enjoy, with lots of chocolate prizes to be won. Layham Playgroup CIO is a feeder group for all three Primary Schools in Hadleigh. Government funding is available for 3 year olds and in certain cases for some 2 year olds. If you are looking to creatively occupy your 2 – 4yr old and would like an information pack or would like to arrange a visit, please contact us on 07999 866419 or email us at Our Toddler group takes place Wednesday mornings, 9.30-11.00am term time and is open to all children aged 0-5years. Parents are free to enjoy a hot drink (or cold) and a biscuit while their little ones let off steam joining in a variety of activities. Children also get to enjoy a small snack and cold drink during the morning.

Happy Christmas

Wishing all our family, friends and neighbours a happy christmas and peaceful new year - a donation to Children in Need and Seesaw is being made. Denzil, Sue and Kieran

Happy 21st Birthday

Happy 21st Birthday


HOLLY Love Nan, Grandad & Family xxx

Lots of love from Mum, Dad, Ellesha, Lily & all the family xx

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The Band The Beavers are coming to Hadleigh

In the Town Hall on March 18th 2016 To perform at the Mayor's Charity Ball See the poster in the HCN for more details or Contact The Mayor's Secretary on 01473 823884 or e.mail


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Bildeston Primary School Learning and Growing Together

KS2 Colchester Castle Trip Pupils from Hare and Eagle Class enjoyed a fantastic experience on Monday 7 November when they visited Colchester Castle. They spent the day taking part in a variety of different activities including building a Roman House, touring the vaults, learning the history of Colchester Castle and building a round house.

Year 2 Science In Year 2 we learn about keeping healthy, the importance of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food and hygiene. The children made wraps for a healthy packed lunch. We used red, orange and green peppers, cucumber, ice berg lettuce, feta and mozzarella. The children also made snack sacks containing carrot sticks, cucumber and sugar snap peas. Whole School Reading Cafe On Wednesday 9 November we welcomed parents to our Whole School Reading CafĂŠ. Lots of our parents attended taking part in a variety of craft/ creative activities and reading comprehension challenges. A Baptism in KS1 In their Religious Education lessons pupils in Key Stage 1 have been learning about Baptism, what happens during this special ceremony and why it is important to Christians. Reverend Liz, one of our parents with her beautiful little boy very kindly agreed to bring baby into school and take part in a Baptism Ceremony in front of the pupils from Bee, Owl and Eagle Class Interactive CoSpace Rescue Day A group of Year 5 & Year 6 pupils took part in an interactive day to enable them to develop the skills to program a virtual environment. By the end of the day the pupils had covered a broad range of curriculum requirements including: â&#x20AC;˘ Designing, writing and debugging programs â&#x20AC;˘ Solving problems by decomposing them into smaller parts, â&#x20AC;˘ Using inputs and outputs and the control of physical systems, â&#x20AC;˘ Using logical reasoning to explain some simple algorithm work Please feel free to call us to arrange a visit at your convenience and we would be happy to show you around our school. You must apply for a full time place in our Reception year by the closing date of Sunday 15 January 2017, even if your child is already attending a nursery class, pre-school or a playgroup. Bildeston Primary School, Newberry Road, Bildeston, Ipswich, IP7 7ES Telephone: 01449 740269 or visit our brand new website:

We are a family of ordinary people who love God and trust Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour. We extend a really warm welcome for you to join us at any of our services, activities, courses and events. Please see our website for full details or call Chris or *UHJRQDWRXUFKXUFKRIĂ&#x20AC;FHRUpop in and see them.

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At our November meeting we read Relative Values by Noel Coward, an enjoyable comedy set in the 1950s. We are a play reading group that meet on the second Monday of each month 7.30pm at The George, Hadleigh. Next meeting 9th January. New members welcome.

THE MILDEN SINGERS CHRISTMAS CONCERT Enjoy a festive Christmas concert with The Milden Singers AT MILDEN PAVILION Friday 9th December doors open 7.00pm Show time at 7.30pm. Includes buffet Saturday 10th December doors open 1.30pm Show time 2pm includes afternoon tea BOTH PERFORMANCES WITH LICENSED BAR Tickets ÂŁ6 from Pearl 01449 741876 in aid of Milden Pavilion with charity raffle.



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SKy Watch Tabby’s Star

by Neil Norman

Another trip around the Sun is coming to a close, and what a year 2016 has been, for both good and bad reasons, but we must continue and this closing month of the year I thought I'd tell you the tale of a very bizarre Star that goes by the name of KIC 8462852, but better known as Tabby's Star.

We are not showing any films In December FILMS FOR THE NEW YEAR

Friday 13th January ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS (2016) 15 Friday 27th January SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS (2016) PG Admission to our films is £ 3.50 for adults and £ 2.50 for an accompanied child. Our refreshments will be available at an appropriate interval in both films - tea, coffee, squash, and choc ices – both milk and plain. Christmas is almost with us so may we wish you all a really Happy Christmas and look forward to your company for our first presentation in January 2017.

Ansell Community Charity

The digital cinema is one of the activities of our charity group. We also run two lunch clubs. Our aim is to provide social activities that benefit the Hadleigh community. We are always looking for volunteers to help in these events and would especially welcome anyone who would be willing to assist in cooking for our lunch clubs. If you enjoy preparing food and are not daunted by cooking for fifty to seventy people then we would love to hear from you.

The star is located in the Northern constellation of Cygnus the swan and shines at a rather dim 11.7 magnitude, meaning a telescope of 5 inches is required to see it. It lies at a distance of some 1,480 light years away from Earth, is 5 times the luminosity of the Sun and around 1.5 x the size of the Sun, and is pretty unremarkable apart from its rather strange dimming and brightening patterns which has created all sorts of strange reports in the tabloids. The graph shows data collected over a period of 3 years from 2011-2013, and shows some quite alarming peaks. The bold black line at 1.00 is the correct line to follow, and upon this line we can see tiny "spikes" along this line. This is how planets are located around other stars and the technology involved is amazing to comprehend. Imagine that a torch beam is on, but place it on the Moon. Now imagine that while observing from Earth, a small moth flies in front of the torch on the Moon. Now, to the human eye, even with the use of a huge telescope, we wouldn't be able to see any dimming of the apparent light from the torch, but some telescopes can see this and measure just how much of the stars light is blocked out, thus allowing us to work out mathematically how large an object is orbiting the said star. Regular patterns can also inform us of just how long the object takes to orbit its host star. Take a look at the graph and you can see something is causing dramatic fluctuations in light from this star. From 1.00 it then dips to 0.85, then dips later even further down to ~0.78. This is truly strange behaviour and has never been seen anywhere before. So, what could be causing this bizarre behaviour? The simple answer is, we don't know for certain, but there are a couple of theories doing the rounds. One is that we are periodically witnessing material orbit the star which is in the early stages of forming planets, much as happened with our Solar System some 4.5 billion years ago. This is a very plausible explanation, and one that a rational mind would expect to be occurring, but the problem is the spikes do not correlate to regular intervals, meaning something expected to be that size is not responsible for the dimming. The explanation that excited the media around the world is that the dimming could be from a Dyson Sphere. A Dyson Sphere is a theoretical structure created by alien intelligence, and basically is when a civilisation harnesses the power of its star, thus not needing to use the resources of their own planet. To create a structure like this would take unbelievable engineering techniques that we on Earth are absolutely nowhere near creating, so any aliens around this star would be millions of years in advance of us. Many believe this is our first definitive evidence of artificial intelligence, many believe that there is some unseen natural cause, either way, something very obscure is happening around this otherwise ordinary star. And so with that, all that is left to do is wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year. Thank you to Kelvin for continuing to allow me to submit articles for the Community News, and a big "Thank You" to all of you who read them. Until next year, clear skies. Any questions, please contact me at : Friars Hall Nursing Home


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Christmas Fair Friars Road, Hadleigh Saturday 10 December, 2-4 pm Stalls Refreshments Raffle Tombola Entertainment All welcome/Free entry ●

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The Hadleigh Historian

Issue 37 (December 2016 – January 2017)

With four extra pages, The Hadleigh Historian begins its seventh year with a longer than The Hadleigh Historian The Hadleigh Historian usual piece about a determined woman who, Issue 37 December 2016 – January 2017 Price £3 at the beginning of the 18th century, had ideas for expanding educational opportunities in Hadleigh. Ann was not local as she came to the town in her fifties after her first husband had died and left her a small estate next to Hadleigh Bridge. Although she set out quite clearly in her will that she wanted her land to form the endowment for a charity, a stream of claimants, including King George III, would seem to be ahead in the queue to those people who should have benefitted from Ann’s generosity. Legal problems rolled on for seven decades until Thomas Tanner, rector of Hadleigh, came to the rescue and townsfolk received her largesse in full. Today, Ann Beaumont’s Educational Foundation still supports the aspirations of young people. Letters C and D have been reached in the series ‘Streets names of Hadleigh’ in which their origins and history are explained, this time from Calais Street (nothing to do with France) to Dyers Court. In the year 2000, surnames appearing twice or more on the town’s war memorials were used as street names for the estate erected on the former MOD site on Aldham Mill Hill, for example, Chisnall Close. Details are only briefly recorded for servicemen in this feature as further information appears in the Excellent Hadleigh WWI Project of Mark Brennan, Nigel Crisp and Jeff Ward, which appears monthly in Hadleigh Community News. ‘Stories from Semer Workhouse’ has reached 1891 and contains details of three Hadleigh-born inmates listed in the census for that year. Another series, “We are the Hadleigh clothiers” (first presented as part of Hadleigh Year of the Sheep 2015) features Robert Rolfe, who was played by Andy Scott. Robert lived at what is now called Benton End and his brass memorial can be seen in St Mary’s Church. His will, made just before he died in 1622, shows how he balanced farming lands on the Hadleigh-Layham border with production of woollen cloth. This was a time when wealth was secured in ownership of real estate and so Robert held manors at Stow Hall in Norfolk as well as nearby in Whatfield. Two books recently published that feature men of Hadleigh are reviewed. The first, From Wool to Cloth: the triumph of the Suffolk clothier by Nicholas Amor, contains references to Hadleigh people including William For the, who is described as ‘perhaps England’s greatest clothier in the late 15th century’. He was great-grandfather of Thomas Alabaster, who is the subject of the other book, My Word is My Bond: a novel inspired by the life of an Elizabethan merchant and spy by Anthony Springall. This is a sequel to The Silver Door (2103), which covered the first part of Thomas’ life including his imprisonment in Spain. Now, as a venture, he becomes a founding member of the East India Company, an investor in privateering and is eventually declared an outlaw at the beginning of the 17th century by King James I. Anthony has thoroughly researched Thomas and his Hadleigh family so he follows the known facts but also weaves in solutions to mysteries in Thomas’ life. Both books are available at The Idler. I would like to thank everyone who continues to support The Hadleigh Historian, an independent project that brings the history of such an interesting town to light. Over the last year, contributors have included Michael Ayden, Nigel Crisp, Millie Goulbourn, Margaret Jeffery, Roger Kennell, Tony Springall and Jean styles. I am also grateful to Kelvin Avis and his printing team for turning my rough ideas for layout into a well-presented magazines. Your letters, pictures and memories of Hadleigh and its surrounding countryside in the recent past and articles relevant to the town’s history are most welcome. Please contact Sue Andrews, 17 Manor Road, Bildeston, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 7BG (01449 740673) 61406 Historian 37.qxp_Layout 1 17/11/2016 12:58 Page 1

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The Trustees of the Porch Project invite all those connected to or with an interest in the Project to a drinks reception at our new premises in Corks Lane When: 19th January 2017 at 6pm Venue: Babergh District Council Offices Corks Lane, Hadleigh IP7 6SJ

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News from St Mary’s Primary School

Another month has flown by! The children have enjoyed lots of fun activities and engaged in a wide variety of learning experiences. Remembrance The children in Chestnut and Willow classes visited Hadleigh Cemetery as part of our work on Remembrance. Mr Brennan led a tour of the cemetery, telling interesting stories about the lives of people who lost their lives in the First World War. It was a fascinating trip, which helped the children to understand the importance of Remembrance. Chestnut Class then led an assembly for the school and their parents on the theme of Remembrance and peace. Colchester Castle Beech Class have been learning all about the Romans this term. The highlight has been a trip to Colchester Castle to find out about Romans in the local area. The children took part in a range of activities, including a story tour and making Roman roundhouses. It was fascinating learning about how the Romans made houses with mud, grass and other local materials. The children really enjoyed learning facts about Boudicca. The story of Boudicca was exciting and the children have talked about it with great enthusiasm afterwards. Thank you to all the adults who helped to bring the stories of Roman Britain to life! Art Sharing Cafés The recent sharing cafés throughout the school were focused on art and linked to the theme of Bonfire Night. There were lots of exciting, fun activities and some superb art work produced, such as the bonfire in Oak Class! The children in Ash Class had a great time using rubbings to create bonfire pictures. They also made sparkly fireworks on sticks and edible sparklers! Then they settled down with hot chocolate to watch fireworks on the interactive whiteboard! Across the school, there was a lovely, friendly atmosphere and, once again, lots of parents took part. Thanks to everyone who planned activities or came into school to share the children’s learning. Engaging parents in art work supports our efforts to achieve the Gold Arts Mark. Peggy the Reading Dog Thank you to Mrs Young for introducing us to Peggy, the ‘reading dog’! The children in the Early Years love getting to know Peggy! Peggy is calm and friendly and listens very carefully to the children when they read her their story books every week. This has been a superb activity for building up children’s confidence and fluency when reading aloud. Working with Peggy is helping children to enjoy reading and develop a love for books! Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra Many thanks to the string quartet from the Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra. They visited Years 3 and 4 in October to perform for the children and lead interactive workshops. Children said their performance was really good and they enjoyed finding out about the instruments and how they are made. The children enjoyed asking lots of questions and finding out about the Orchestra’s exciting performances! Children in Need The children had a dress down day and wore spotty clothes for Children in Need. They were really excited and raised £150. Rowan Class led assembly and linked the idea of giving to charity to the words ‘generosity’ and ‘greed’. The message was presented through an amazingly original and creative performance of the story of King Midas, who took part in a television quiz show called ‘Greed or No Greed’ The performance was very entertaining and funny, but also made everyone really think about the needs of children in the UK and round the world. Thanks to all the children in Chestnut and Rowan Classes, who have presented assemblies for the school and their parents this month. Also, thanks to the visitors who have led Worship for us this month: Janice White, Brian Hempstead and Jackie Cork. Janice talked to the children about Christingle, and Brian and Jackie helped children to think about the value of ‘compassion’.

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Surviving Winter in Hadleigh

(and the eight surrounding Villages) This column was going to repeat the ground rules of our operation but perhaps after Christmas will do. Enough to say that we have no restriction both with age, disability, or if you are in receipt of benefit of any kind. That is not our business but if you have a problem, or know of someone, who has difficulty in keeping warm as a result of constant low winter temperatures we will do all we can to give you/them support . We did some research before we started and found how much of the government winter fuel allowance is not used as intended by many of those recipients eligible, the effort of the major charities to convert the donations from those who donate to them their winter fuel allowance is to be much applauded. However we focus solely on Hadleigh and eight villages, so would you give support for our Grand 88 Xmas Draw. Tickets are £1, or a book of Five are on sale from Avis Newsagent's, The Idler Book Shop, V.C. News and The Mens Room all in the High Street, plus we have a stall in the Market Place every Friday. The top prize is a one off and totally different, all the others are well worth risking a pound for. We would appreciate any sponsors of a prize and are indeed grateful to Kelvin Avis and his team for their support and the above named ticket sales points. The draw to take place in The Royal British Legion on Saturday 17th December 12.00 by TheTown Mayor, Cllr. T. Sheldrick. Our thank’s this month to Mr. Len Davis for his useful contribution and to B.G.A., both most welcome. From myself, Treasurer: Peter Gower, Trustee: Nick Webber, We wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful and Warm New Year. Fred Breyer, Chairman, Surviving Winter in Hadleigh

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Hadleigh South District Councillors’ Surgery

You can meet your Babergh Hadleigh South District Councillors (Kathryn Grandon and Sue Burgoyne) and discuss your concerns at their monthly walkin surgery on the second Saturday of every month, from 11am until noon, at the Lounge Room in the British Legion Club (opposite the side entrance of Partridges, in George Street). You are welcome to drop in, or to call any of your District Councillors: Kathryn Grandon: 01473 824489 Sue Burgoyne : 01473 823263 Sian Dawson m: 07931 703157 Tina Campbell: 01473 822290 Your Hadleigh South District Councillors look forward to meeting you to discuss your concerns and interest in the well-being of our town. Appointments are not Kathryn Grandon Sue Burgoyne necessary

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Ken’s SESAW News Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare Reg charity no 1124029 Kenny has asked me to tell you SESAW is closed until next year, following the sad passing of Ronald Jackaman recently, after a short illness. Apart from his many other interests, Ron and his wife Madeleine started rescuing animals decades ago at their Leavenheath home. A gentleman in every sense of the word, Ron was always quietly working away in the background, and always ready with a smile and a kind word. Everyone at the Sanctuary is deeply saddened by his passing but the response from the local community, friends and SESAW supporters has been overwhelming. A heartfelt thank you for all your messages which have been a great comfort to Maggie at this difficult time. A Thanksgiving Service to celebrate Ronald’s life will be held at St. Mary’s Church, Stoke by Nayland on Friday 10th February, 2017, followed by a gathering at Assington Village Hall. Times to be confirmed. Friends of Ronald, Madeleine and the Family will be welcome at this event, which will take place two weeks before Ron’s 89th Birthday. Kenny will return with the SESAW news next month and any other updates. Patricia Ferdinando, Secretary, Suffolk and Essex Small Animal Welfare, “Idano”, Stoke Road, Leavenheath, CO6 4PP. 01787 210888

John Spooner The Hadleigh Deanery Office at St Mary’s is 01473 527499 29-5-34 to 7-9-16 open from 10am-12noon, Tuesday-Friday The Hadleigh Deanery Office Family of the late John spooner would like to thank at St Mary’s is open from everyone for their kind words and support. Memories SERVICES FOR DECEMBER: 10am-12noon, Tues-Friday were shared following the wonderful service at Seven Sunday 4 December Hills and afterwards at the British Legion, Hadleigh. SERVICES FOR DECEMBER: 10.45am Sung Eucharist. 6pm Informal Worship Thank You All for your kindness Sunday 4 December Sunday 11 December 10.45am Sung Eucharist 10.45am 6pm Informal Communion Informal Worship Sunday 11 December Saturday 17 December 10.45am Informal Communion 10am CTiH Carol Singing at The Co-op Saturday 17 December October 30th was the day it arrived – my first Christmas card. It was a 12noon-3.30pm Christmas Extravaganza, including 10am CTiH Carol Singing at The Co-op reminder that Christmas would come, whether I liked it or not. Some people 12noon-3.30pm Extravaganza, Concert, Christmas Market andChristmas Tree Festival LOVE Christmas; others dread it. Some just enjoy the sparkle, light, food and including Concert, Christmas Market and Sunday December Tree18 Festival festivities at a gloomy time of year. Others dread the hype, pressure and Sunday 18 December 10.45am Morning Worship painful reminders. A lot of us are somewhere in the middle – really wanting Morning Worship 12.15pm10.45am Shortened Eucharist to genuinely experience the Peace, Joy and Love the cards talk about, but 12.15pm Shortened Eucharist 6pm Carol Service and Carols somehow finding it eludes us. 6pm - 9 Lessons Carol Service Yet last Christmas was indeed truly special as Peace, Joy and Love became 9 Lessons and Carols Monday 19 December reality for me again. Even in a crazy, unsafe, mixed up world. As I sat in a Monday 19 Carol December 2pm St Mary’s School Service 2pm St Mary’s School Carol Service candlelit carol service, the church leader reminded everyone that Jesus Tuesday 20 December Tuesday 20 December specifically came on a rescue mission. God knew that I had done bad stuff – 11amat The Row CarolChapel Service2pm at The Row Chapel and we all know we do, if we dare to be really truthful with ourselves; guilt is 11am Carol Service 2pm Hadleigh Community Primary Hadleigh Community Primary School bad baggage to carry around. God is pure and clean, yet we must all face Him School Carol Carol ServiceService one day. What then? God loves people as individuals to an incredible degree. Saturday 24 December CHRISTMAS EVE He sent Jesus, His Son, on a rescue mission. First to be born as a baby in Saturday 24 December CHRISTMAS EVE 4pm Crib Service 4pm Crib Service completely humble circumstances, then to die an a cruel Cross to pay for all 11.30pm MidnightMidnight Mass Mass 11.30pm our wrongdoings. To be forgiven, to be free from guilt, to know you will one Sunday 25 December CHRISTMAS DAY Sunday 25 December CHRISTMAS DAY day be forever safe in Heaven – this is the real message of Christmas. A 9am Said Eucharist (BCP) 9amSaid EucharistFamily (BCP) Communion Service message that brings Peace, Joy and Love. 10.30am Christine Hart 10.30am Family Communion Sunday 1 JanuaryService 10.30am Benefice Eucharist at Layham Sunday 1 January

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Results Improve for Hadleigh Table Tennis Teams

Hadleigh T.T. Club again has two teams in the Ipswich and District League. The “A” team competing in a strong Division 1 has been boosted by the acquisition of Rex Manning, who lived his earlier life in Hadleigh, and is son of the late Keith Manning, local Motor Mechanic and erstwhile Scramble rider. Rex has started well, winning 8 from 9 games. Mike Emmerson continues to OTHER EVENTS FOR DECEMBER: play strongly and further support comes from Captain Peter Wright and Steve • Craft and Produce Market Friday 2 December 9am-1pm OTHER EVENTS FOR DECEMBER: Holland. Also in the squad is local player, Andrea Alleyne. The “A” side •FROGs Activity Day (for all primary school aged children) Saturday • Craft and Produce Market - Friday 2 currently lies 4th from 11 teams. 3 December 10am-2pm December 9am-1pm The “Owls” playing in Division 3 have also made a very useful start and will FROGs CHURCH Activity Day all primary hope to remain in the top half of their Division. They currently lie 6th from 11 PLEASE NOTE THAT ST• MARY’S WILL(for BE LOCKED school aged children) teams but are well placed to move up the table. Experienced player, Alan FROM 12 noon on CHRISTMAS DAY Saturday 3 December 10am-2pm Middleton, has joined them and will be well supported by Team Captain, AND WILL REMAIN CLOSED ON BOXING DAY. PLEASE NOTE THAT ST MARY’S CHURCH Rupert Pyett, Krystoff Kopec, and Tony Hilton. Both sides will soon compete WILL BE LOCKED FROM 12noon ON in the first round of the League’s Handicap K.O.Cup. Both face tough DAY, AND WILL REMAIN We are nowCHRISTMAS on Facebook! Follow the link from opposition. The “A” team play away to Premier Division outfit, Britannia CLOSED ON BOXING DAY. the main church website: Ravens, and the “Owls” are at home to Britannia Eagles of Division 1. A further update of the Club’s progress will be given in the next Community News. and read what’s there so far. Ken Rodwell (Secretary) 56

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The Bildeston Crown’s Chris Lee joins MasterChef judge Gregg Wallace for “Cooks & Kids” – Cookbook No. 3

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Suffolk Chef, Chris Lee has put on his “Cooks & Kids” whites for the third time; this year joined by MasterChef judge Gregg Wallace who has co-edited Cooks & Kids 3, the third in a series of cookbooks which sees enthusiastic young cooks team up with top chefs to bring their recipes to life. The brainchild of the National Fostering Agency Group (NFA), the Cooks & Kids initiative challenges children and young people aged 6-18 to create their favourite recipes for a chance to cook them with a top chef and have it featured in the Cooks & Kids cookbook. The project is both a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen and teach them about cooking and healthy eating while at the same time making cooking fun. Chris Lee was delighted to invite local families selected by the National Fostering Agency Group (NFA) to cook with him in The Bildeston Crown kitchens. Later in the summer, a nation-wide group of children and young people from NFA, were invited to London to team up with Chris and other chefs including Tom Kerridge, Michel Roux Jr., Cyrus Todiwala, Aldo Zilli, MasterChef winners Simon Wood and Ping Coombes and previous Celebrity MasterChef contestants Wayne Sleep and Sophie Thompson. The children worked with the chefs to cook up their winning recipes and receive MasterChef style feedback on the meal. The resulting Cooks & Kids 3 was officially launched on Saturday 29th October. The Bildeston Crown is to celebrate with some of the families involved on Wednesday 2nd November when the children will help cook a meal based on recipes from the book before enjoying the lunch with their families. Gregg Wallace said: "Working with Chefs such as Chris Lee from the Bildeston Crown, who has taken part in all three of the “Cooks and Kids books”, is a real pleasure. Chefs work extremely hard and to see them commit so much time to encouraging young kids to cook and share their passion is inspirational”. He continued: “It's great to see the kids eyes light up as their confidence grows when they cook with the Chefs; Chris in particular has a real ability to make them feel at ease – you can also see how much the Chefs really enjoy the experience too” Chris Lee added: “Cooking with these kids - and for me this is the third Cooks & Kids book I have done, and seeing them hanging onto every word during the recipes - brings back the reason why I cook at all. It's a chance to do something very small - cook - which could make such a big difference in the kid's life - it can give them a passion for food.” The recipe book which retails at £20 can be purchased online from the publishers Graffeg or at selected bookshops. Copies are also available from The Bildeston Crown – a perfect Christmas present for any young family! All royalties from the sale of Cooks & Kids 3 will be donated to Place2Be.

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Faldo Series Grand Final brings International golfing talent to Stoke by Nayland

The directors and team at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa were delighted to host the prestigious Grand Final of the 2016 Faldo Series international golf event in October for Sir Nick Faldo, in its 20th anniversary year. Recognised as the only global amateur series for boys and girls, the Faldo Series was established in 1996, and expanded to Asia in 2006. Today, 40 Faldo Series tournaments take place in 30-plus countries worldwide, touching thousands of golfers each year. Past winners include Major Champions Tseng Ya-ni and Rory McIlroy. After the 3 day event, during which Sir Nick stayed in one of the hotel’s luxurious Country Lodges, he commented, "Stoke by Nayland served as a most special site for our 20th Anniversary Faldo Series Grand Final. The hospitality shown to our players and our guests was second to none and the family and staff at Stoke by Nayland were very welcoming. The venue has delivered brilliantly. We made real history on that course and shared true camaraderie inspired by that setting. We are most grateful that Stoke by Nayland shared our commitment to growing opportunity through golf and developing tomorrow's champions." Jiri Zuska was the overall winner and the first ever Czech champion of the Series, closing out with a final round of 70. An amazing new course record of 64 was achieved by 17 year old Frankie Capan from Minnesota, whose round included 9 birdies and led to Capan finishing joint 2nd overall. Recognised as Britain’s most successful golfer, having won 6 majors, Sir Nick shared his knowledge from over 35 years of competing at the highest level by giving clinics to the young players during the week. He also delighted a gathering of Stoke by Nayland Golf Club members when he staged a very entertaining hour long masterclass for them at the Driving Range. The members had been invited as a thank you from the Club for volunteering as marshals at recent international events held at the award-winning venue. Tom Williams, the Sports Presenter at BBC Look East TV, included the masterclass and other action from the event in his news report, and Sir Nick was also interviewed via a live feed with the studio during the evening news broadcast, giving the event nearly 5 minutes of air time. The event will also be broadcasted in the USA through various sports channels. A Gala Dinner with prize giving and an enlightening Q & A session with Sir Nick and his son Matthew, was held to celebrate the event’s 20th anniversary in the hotel’s stunning Devora Suite. Guests at the dinner included directors from the PGA, European Tour and Ladies European Tour Access Series.

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Hadleigh United Football Club

Sponsored by Hadleigh Tyre Group Hadleigh United made their exit from the Suffolk Premier Cup with a four goal defeat at Haverhill in the first round. A league match against Mildenhall was lost by a solitary goal scored just before the end of a fine game against the title favourites. A trip to Brantham ended goalless which was regarded as a good result by the Hadleigh management. A trip to Swaffham resulted in a win for Hadleigh by two goals to one with Sam Sharp scoring a splendid effort from the edge of the penalty area before Ben Gosling netted the winner. The Reserves beat Framlingham in a cup match with Ben Regan and Josh Everett on target. Another cup match against Stowmarket went to a penalty shoot out after Sam Sharp and Josh Everett had scored in normal time. We won the shoot out. Our Thurlow Nunn youth team gained a four goal win against Stowmarket to go to the top of the league. The next match ended all square against Felixstowe, who were in second place in the table, with Max Tate scoring our goal. Leiston were then held to a draw with Dan Risby getting Hadleighs equaliser in the second half in another splendid youth match at the Millfield. Prize Winners in the monthly draw were George Wyatt and David Presley. The Ground Improvement draw winner was David Crawford. Both draws were made by Glenn Orris at the Leiston match.

Hadleigh United Fixtures

December fixtures for the first team begin on Saturday 3rd with a home match against Stanway. An away match at Gorleston follows on Saturday 17th and Long Melford visit the Millfield on Tuesday 27th which is a bank holiday. The Reserves go to Stanway on Saturday 3rd followed by a home cup match against Wenhaston on Saturday10th. Stowmarket travel to the Millfield to end the year on Saturday 17th. The Thurlow Nunn youth team are away at Woodbridge on Thursday 8th. Then Whitton are visited on Thursday 15th. All three of our senior teams wish festive greetings to our loyal supporter and hope to have their continued support in 2017. It should be noted that the home game against Long Melford on December 27th will kick off at 3pm.

Seniors flushed by closet success

More than 80 players took part in a team contest for the smallest trophy at Newton Green Golf Club. The annual match between the ladies of the club and the seniors for the Closet Trophy is hosted on alternate years by each section, with the organisers selecting the rules of engagement. This year the ladies chose a greensomes format, but they could not prevent the senior men retaining the trophy by a comfortable margin, although many of the individual matches were closely contested. Women’s captain Sally Cade presented the trophy to seniors vice captain John Ford.


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November is change over time at Stoke by Nayland when the 2016 Captains end their year in office and the new ones take over. At the Ladies Section AGM, Betty Cox was congratulated on her successful year and Anne Hemmings was elected to take her place. It was a similar story at the Senior AGM with Norman Davidson taking over from Lionel Hatch. Matt Thompson is the new Junior Captain, replacing Sam Nixon. At the Main Club AGM, as well as the presentation of all the trophies, new Club Captain Don Wiggins and his Vice Captain Alan Line were elected. The Captain’s green jacket was presented to Don by outgoing Club Captain Ian Thompson. Four new Committee Members were also elected at this meeting, Scott Brace, Peter Garnett, Mark Chaplin and Ian Smith. In a break from tradition the new Club Captain started his Drive In with a breakfast which was attended by over two hundred members. It was then up to the new Captains, nervously, to complete their drives to start the Drive In competition, which was held on both Stoke by Nayland Courses, Gainsborough and Constable.

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Without having picked up his clubs for six weeks, Newton Green’s Ben Tatum strode to the first tee and promptly won the Junior Open at his home club. The 16-year-old, who plays off five, and generally prefers to play football in the winter months, hit a three over par 72 to take the title, previously held by fellow club man and former junior Jed Seeley. Tatum’s performance left him one shot ahead of Ipswich’s Sam Byford, who plays off one, had been pipped at the post by another Newton member, Harvey Watts, in the recent Suffolk junior match play final. The team prize for the Aldous Cup was won by the Stoke-byNayland pairing of brothers Max and Isaac Toombs. Atlhough they could not raise a third member for a team, their two Stableford scores, each of 38, off handicaps of 21 and 27,was good enough to give them a count back win. They defeated Newton’s Tatum and Oli Page, who had also been forced to play as a pair after a call-off. Division 1: (gross scores) 72 Ben Tatum (Newton Green), 73 Sam Byford (Ipswich), 73 James Cooper (Newton), 75 Lewis Whiting (Haverhill), 76 Habebul Islam (Ipswich), 76 Harry Hodgson (Ufford Park). Net scores: 68 James Cooper, 71 Harry Hodgson. Division 2: (Stableford): 37 Max Weaver ocb (West Suffolk), Luke Green (Ipswich). Division 3: 38 Isaac Toombs (Stokeby-Nayland). Aldous Cup: 76 Isaac and Max Toombs (Stoke), 73 Ben Tatum and Oli Page (Newton). Putting: Ben Tatum. Longest Drives: Sam Byford and Georgia Parker (Bury St Edmunds). Nearest pins: Joshua Goulton (Ipswich) and Harvey Watts (Newton) )

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