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Community News

April 2013



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LOYALTY SCHEME GOES FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH! Thanks to very generous financial support from the Hadleigh Co-op the Hadleigh Chamber of Commerce has been able to further extend their very successful Loyalty Card Scheme by printing and distributing a further 10,000 of the Loyalty Cards. The scheme is very simple, every time a purchase is made from one of the participating retailers listed below just ask for the card to be stamped and when you have filled the card with just 10 stamps return it to The Idler, 37 High Street, M. W. Partridge & Co., Hadleigh Co-op, Fergusons Delicatessen or Keith Avis Newsagents. There is no limit to the amount spent in a shop, or to the time the cards have to be entered into the draw. Nor does it matter how many cards you enter each month. Then each month a draw is made with a £50 cash prize for the lucky winner. By shopping in the High Street you are not only supporting the local

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shops but also the small producers who supply the goods. A number are our near ................................................................. neighbours in the surrounding parishes Sponsored by Hadleigh Chamber of Commerce including Polstead, Layham, Lavenham, Card No. 000 00 Capel, Acton, Sudbury and others from Suffolk villages further afield. The shops and producers also of course support the small businesses which help maintain services in the area from decorators, electricians to window cleaners. The money which is spent in the High Street goes back into the local economy unlike the majority of money spent in supermarkets which goes straight to their headquarters. ..Continued on page 4

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Forthcoming Dates for your Diary Every Tuesday morning (term time only) Hadleigh Craft Club at URC Hall (Ansell Centre), Hadleigh from 9.40am-12pm Every Tuesday Afternoon Knitting, Crocheting & Natter, 1.30 to 3.30pm at Waterfield House, Ring Hilary 824245 or Maggie 823883 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 Tuesday 2nd April 10.00-11.30am Come in for Coffee - Hadleigh URC, Community Room, 10.0011.30am Church open for Prayer - Hadleigh URC Wednesday 3rd April 7.30pm Churches Together Worship Group, Salvation Army, 8.00pm Churches Together Forum, Salvation Army Friday 5th April 12.15pm Ansell Lunch Club, Canterbury House, 8.00pm Folk & Acoustic Evening – Hadleigh URC Saturday 6th April 2.00-4.00pm Scrabble - Hadleigh URC, Community Room Monday 8th April Hadleigh & District Garden Club meeting in Town Hall, Market Place, Hadleigh. 7.30pm start Mr Johnathan Jukes is giving a talk on "Marks Hall Gardens & Arboretum". Plant and Produce sale. Members £1 Visitors £3 includes refreshments. Monday 8th April Hadleigh U3A 2.30pm in the United Reform Church. Monthly meeting, with a talk by Chris Parfitt on “The Wild Flowers of Britain”. Tuesday 9th April 10.00-11.30am Come in for Coffee - Hadleigh URC, Community Room, 10.0011.30am Church open for Prayer - Hadleigh URC Tuesday 9th April 2.00-2.45 pm Meet an ITFC player at the Hadleigh Co-op. Tuesday 9th April 7.30pm Hadleigh & District Flower Club meeting at Beaumont School, Durrant Road, Hadleigh. Mr David Wright from Norwich is giving a flower demonstration entitled "Saturday Night at the Movies" Members £1.50 Visitors £4 includes refreshments. Members please bring a seasonal arrangement. Thursday 11th April 2-4.30pm Children’s Easter Fun Time – Hadleigh URC, Community Room Saturday 13th April 2.00-4.00pm Scrabble - Hadleigh URC, Community Room Saturday 13th April Hadleigh 7 District Footpath Volunteers - Valley Farm Lodge Sproughton to Hadleigh, 8.5 miles. Leave Magdalen Road Bus Station at 9.30am and walk back to Hadleigh. Call David Warner 07749 732941. Sunday 14th April 6th Suffolk Classic Bike Show at Royal British Legion, Long Melford. Breakfast, Bar, Auto Jumble - call John on 01787 881803 Tuesday 16th April 10.00-11.30am Come in for Coffee - Hadleigh URC, Community Room, 10.0011.30am Church open for Prayer - Hadleigh URC Wednesday 17th April 12.15pm Wednesday Lunch Club, please check venue Thursday 18th April 9-11am Little Angels Toddler Group – Community Room Saturday 20th April 2.00-4.00pm Scrabble - Hadleigh URC, Community Room, 7.00pm Celebration Service – Hadleigh URC Tuesday 23rd April 10.00-11.30am Come in for Coffee - Hadleigh URC, Community Room, 10.0011.30am Church open for Prayer - Hadleigh URC

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Tuesday 23rd April Hadleigh Annual Town Meeting at 7.30 pm in The Dining Room at the Town Hall Complex. Thursday 25th April Fidelis monthly gathering. ‘Home Start’ talk by Sally Lewis. Meet at 7.30pm in the Dining Room (opposite the Ram). Sec.Barbara Tryon Tel 01473 824417. Wednesday 24th April 8.00pm What Do You Think?, The George Thursday 25th April 9-11am Little Angels Toddler Group – Community Room Saturday 27th April 2.00-4.00pm Scrabble - Hadleigh URC, Community Room Tuesday 30th April 10.00-11.30am Come in for Coffee - Hadleigh URC, Community Room, 10.0011.30am Church open for Prayer - Hadleigh URC 25th-27th May St Mary’s Church, Hadleigh Flower Festival, 25th - 27th May 2013 Music For A Spring Evening, 6.30pm. Tickets £10 from Joan Rampling 01473 828510. Proceeds to the Church Restoration Fund

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HADLEIGH WIVES GROUP All meetings are held at the Library at 7.45 pm unless otherwise stated

SUMMER PROGRAMME 2013 11th April - A Talk by East Anglian Air Ambulance 25th April - Tour of Hadleigh Guildhall by Jan Byrne - Meet in the Churchyard at 7.30 pm 9th May - A talk by Major Mary Hartley

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Loyalty Scheme goes from strength to strength Pictured is Chamber of Commerce Committee Member Jane Haylock presenting last months winner Hattie Bawden with her cheque for £50, who commented “I am delighted to receive the £50 cheque, all of which I intend to spend in the wonderful shops that have stamped my Loyalty Card since the scheme began, perhaps buying something extra special!” “I hope this scheme continues to encourage more people to shop regularly in our independent shops as they are the heart of Hadleigh and they all give us excellent quality and value, make shopping a pleasure and of course make an important contribution to the local economy”. The retailers currently participating are: Adnams Andrews Butchers Hadleigh Chamber of Commerce Keith Avis Crystal Waters Name ..................................................... Fergusons Delicattessen Address ................................................. The Frame Store LOCAL SHOPPING ................................................................. Fruit & Vegetable Market Stall LOYALTY CARD ................................................................. Hadleigh Co-op ................................................................. Hadleigh Mobility Centre ................................................................. Hicks Sponsored by The Idler Hadleigh Chamber of Commerce Card No. 00000 Ipswich Building Society Jolly Meat Company Morton, Dawson, Girling Mixers MW Partridge & Co. Partridges Farm Shop Plum Green Sweet Memories Sunflower Threadneedle Fabrics When completed simply hand this card in to the collection boxes situated at Hadleigh Thrift Shop The Idler, Keith Avis, M. W. Partridge & Co, Hadleigh Co-op, & Fergusons Delicatessen VC News


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Local Poet’s Book Launch Acclaimed prize-winning poet and Hadleigh resident Pauline Stainer will launch her new collection, Tiger Facing the Mist, in Hadleigh Library on Friday April 5th, 6.30 - 7.30 pm. There will be wine, refreshments and a short reading. The Suffolk Poetry Society is hosting this launch. Copies of Pauline's new book and a new anthology of poetry from Suffolk selected by her, The Singing Stone, will be on sale at the event.

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Saturday 20th April, 7.30 start In the Ansell Centre, Hadleigh Teams of 6, Bar, Supper, Raffle Tickets £7.50 each from Gill 01473 829626 or on sale at Keith Avis Newsagent

Local bird artist exhibits at Holt Sue Perry has an opportunity to exhibit her bird paintings in Norfolk in the popular Georgian market town of Holt, a well known East Anglian tourist attraction with some prestigious art galleries. Sue has lived most of her life in Suffolk, growing up in the village of Elmsett. She attended Hadleigh High School where she developed a keen interest in art. She left school in 1987 and followed her other love, which is animals, and has been working at Highcliff Veterinary Practice for the last 26 years, mainly as a nurse, latterly becoming a receptionist. Painting has always been her hobby and her love of nature clearly shows in her work. Her prime subject to draw and paint is birds and she has become a keen birder in her spare time. Her main medium is watercolour to create very detailed work but she also enjoys using pencil. Sue has been exhibiting locally for over twenty years, starting with a local gallery in Hadleigh and continuing at various local other venues including St Marys Church Exhibition as well as Bildeston and Stoke by Nayland Church exhibitions. She has been a regular contributor to the Art Exhibition at the Hadleigh Show for the last ten years, being featured artist in 2011. She sits on the Art Exhibition Committee and is one of the stewards at the Show. Her work was so well received at the Picturecraft Gallery at Holt that she is now able to extend her coverage across the region by having some space provided to display her ever expanding range of birdlife. Her work goes on display there from April 11th to May 8th and we wish her continued success. Sue still paints from her home in Elmsett where her conservatory studio overlooks her many bird feeders. A selection of greeting cards depicting Sue’s paintings are available all year round from Keith Avis, 68 High Street, Hadleigh

Hadleigh & District Footpath Volunteers Our walk this month will be on Saturday 13th April We will travel by bus to Valley Farm Lodge Sproughton, departing from Hadleigh Bus Station (car park side) at 9.30am. We will walk from Valley Farm Lodge back to Hadleigh, via Washbrook Grange, Washbrook Village, Washbrook Church, Coles Green Farm Chattisham, Chattisham Village, Hintlesham Duke Street, Hintlesham Great Wood, Hintlesham Ramsey Wood, Cobbolds Farm Hadleigh, and on to Hadleigh Town via Durrants Farm, and Tower Mill Lane. The walk is 8.5 miles in length, and we hope to be back in Hadleigh by 1.30pm. This walk is suitable all walkers including older children and dogs. We recommend participants to wear strong shoes, or walking boots as some of the paths, and tracks can be rough and wet in places. There are some wonderful views on this walk especially around Washbrook and Chattisham, these will we think make it worth the effort. Further information about this walk, or the other activities of the Footpath Volunteers may be obtained from David Warner (Hadleighs Footpath Warden) on 07749 732941 or E-mail



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GSOLICITORS IBBONS Howard at Paramount Centre Point London The Hadleigh Chamber of Commerce has now climbed off the fence and has rightly decided that another supermarket in Hadleigh is not in the Town’s best interests. I attended a large meeting of the Chamber a couple of weeks ago. A representative from Babergh District Council sought to persuade us that the District Council is taking measures to promote the Town and its commerce. I have seen little evidence of that and suspect that the manpower at Babergh District Council dealing with the Tesco application outweighs those promoting the Town many times over. I believe that a Tesco would almost cause the ruination of the Town as we know it since neither the Co-op or the small shops are likely to survive. As I mentioned in my last column Hadleigh’s shops offer you a good service and quality goods – please use your Town. As it has been so miserable, I treated myself to a foray to London. This was a job for my long distance chauffeur Christof. How one is meant to manage in London without a chauffeur heaven-alone knows – parking is dreadful. I felt very trendy as I enjoyed dinner at Paramount on the top of Centre Point in New Oxford Street some 33 floors up. The view was amazing and I spent an hour in the bar at the top of the building just taking in the sights from all sides. What a treat. The picture (a little dark) shows me by one of the windows. The correct answer for our Competition is that I have been qualified for 27 years. I can still remember the excitement of receiving my Certificate from the Law Society. Whilst the job today is terribly demanding, I am a professional and am pleased to be able to offer the benefit of that to you. I had many entries but the winner of our Competition is Linda Johnson of Lavenham (in the nether regions of the magazine’s circulation) and I will have pleasure in presenting her with a bottle of Champagne. Well done Linda. Several people have telephoned me recently to say that they have been cold-called by will making firms; that they have made Wills and have agreed to pay monthly storage charges and sums towards administration fees for their estate after they have died all of which amounted to tidy sums. These Will writers are largely unregulated. Why not contact us and receive good old-fashioned service. It is quite important also that you should consider putting in place a Lasting Power of Attorney in order that someone can administer your affairs during your lifetime should you lose the ability to do so yourself. Howard Gibbons

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Tantalizing Tastings at Hadleigh Supermarket Local residents of Hadleigh and the surrounding area have the opportunity to taste just a few of the locally sourced items sold in the East of England Co-operative Supermarket on the High Street. Starting from Monday 8 April, there will be a different tasty treat each day for members and customers to try; from fruit juices, bakery products, dressings and Chinese curry sauces too chocolate, honey, chutney and jams, finishing with Adnams Ale on Saturday 13 April. Kevin Warden – East of England Cooperative Society, Local Souring Manager said “The tasting week will provide a fantastic opportunity for people to not only try some of the locally sourced products we have on offer in their store, but to meet some of our brilliant suppliers who have a real passion for creating high quality goods.” On Wednesday 10 April local Bee Keeper Michael Coe will once again be bringing along just a few of the bees which make the sweet Suffolk Honey available from the shelves. There will also be the opportunity to taste some of the honey straight from the honey comb. For a dates and times of the tastings taking place at Hadleigh week commencing the 8 April see our website,

Angel Delights Traditional Tearoom Our warm and friendly Traditional Tearoom is now open for freshly ground coffee, breakfasts, lunches and luxury afternoon tea. Cakes, chutneys and jams are available to take away. We have tried to create a cosy environment where you can enjoy meeting friends and make new ones too. The decor is shabby chic and we are using fine bone china accompanied by linen napkins. We are also offering gluten free cakes, sandwiches and are more than happy to accommodate all your needs. Just ask! Our menu changes daily including homemade soups, served with homemade bread, quiches, curries, lasagne, chilli con carne, luxury fish pie, mousaka served with Greek salad and Thai fish cakes. We have a large selection of homemade cakes, biscuits and puddings. Our homemade scone selection includes fruit, cheese, cherry and coconut and date and walnut. After careful consideration we decided to source our coffee from one the finest local providers, Paddy & Scott, who roast their coffee here in Suffolk. We also have a selection of specialised teas. Take away food orders available, and can be pre ordered by telephone. Why not order a cake or pudding for that special occasion We also offer an outside catering service, catering for weddings, Christenings, funerals, Birthday Parties, Dinner Parties and Barbecues. Our tea room can be hired for that special occasion where we can cater for all you needs. Reservations welcome Helen and Simon look forward to seeing at the tea rooms Call 01473 828191 or 07900 900329

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Kersey Mill Newsletter Spring has arrived as work continues to be undertaken around the mill. Plans are moving slowly but surely towards restoration with on-going talks with English Heritage and Chris Hullcoop of the Suffolk Mill Trust. Works have been carried out by volunteer Mark Mitchell to the Tail Race to clear debris and years of silt to allow the water to flow freely away. Gabion baskets have been made onsite and installed to prevent further erosion of the banks to the Tail Race. On a very cold Sunday morning with the help of two local volunteers, Callum Davies and Gary Barnes, work was carried out to see if the wheel could be made to work again and assess the extent of the damage to the underside of the wheel and Race. Water was pumped out from under the wheel after stop planks and sand bags were placed to stop the river water and some interesting finds were made. What was first thought to be the original cast iron sluice gate may well be the directional plate to force the water onto the wheel blades. This would suggest the design of the wheel is based on the Poncelet design developed by the Frenchman Jean-Victor Poncelet whilst he worked at the École d'Application in Metz. Soon after 1838 his design was being used as it improved efficiency by 50% on slow rivers in France and Germany so was quickly adapted for use on the Norfolk and Suffolk slow flowing rivers. A large Lime tree stood close to the wheel shed and was the cause of subsidence and cause of a fracture appearing at the west corner. Once inspections and investigations were made the tree was cut down to save the wheel house and part of the mill from damage caused by the tree falling, a limb dropping off, or just the roots causing further heave damage. It was discovered the tree was rotten through two thirds of the core and in a very dangerous state. As the roots return to nature the wall should drop back in place and then with careful placement of ties and stitching the fracture will be almost invisible and the mill will once again be safe. Allan Scott-Davies

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VPV - WILL YOU JOIN? Some already have… At present there is little provision in the town to welcome visitors to Hadleigh. The plan is to open a visitors’ reception and information centre from 10am 4pm each day. It would provide leaflets, and maybe the odd cup of tea or coffee, along with answers to questions. (There are no plans to offer telephone contact for accommodation, as most people carry mobile ‘phones and are therefore able to do this for themselves.) Hadleigh souvenirs – mainly relating to St Mary’s – would also be on sale. The centre would be based in St Mary’s Church as other venues are not possible (e.g. a room in the Guildhall complex), and visitors often arrive at St Mary’s from the town map, or are sent to the church by Hadleigh people. To make the centre a reality, volunteers working on a monthly rota of 2 hour shifts are needed. Two people per shift will be required; at busy times two people will be necessary, and at slack times a companion will be needed to help pass the time! Please find your own companion volunteer, and let us know who you would like to work with. (Children are welcome to accompany volunteers, but would need to be supervised; there are two play areas in church.) The minimum volunteer commitment will be 2 hours per month, although if you wish to commit to more time, that will be very welcome. The rota will run on the principle of 1st Monday, 4th Sunday etc., to fit in with regular Hadleigh activities. Any changes to the rota due to holidays, appointments etc. will need to be arranged by volunteers themselves. A list of contactable volunteers will be available, and the emergency contact will be Aileen Ker (827102). The scheme is to begin on Wednesday 15 May, and there will be a short briefing session on Saturday 11 May at 12 noon. Bring some sandwiches, and we will provide coffee and tea. Please contact Aileen Ker on 01473 824987

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Beaumont School With the Easter break fast approaching, now is a good time to reflect on what has been a very productive and successful term at Beaumont School. As many of you will know Beaumont School was designed and built as an ecologically friendly school, and as such has received national recognition. The children and staff at Beaumont all feel Children from Class 4 studying the extremely fortunate to environmetal aspects of the school building be able work and learn in such an exciting environment. The school building itself is a superb resource to have at our disposal to support learning about environmental issues. As well as the wind turbine which has become a local landmark, the building has solar panels on the roof, a rain water recycling system, a sedum roof and a range of other technological features which makes it more environmentally friendly. At Beaumont it is not just the building that makes us environmentally friendly, we see it as an important part of the curriculum to teach the children about the impact they have on the environment, encouraging them to switch lights off, recycle materials and to think about the way they use resources. Recently, as part of their environmental studies the older children carried out a water use survey, with the view of reducing the amount of water they use at home. These children also surveyed the pupils and staff to find out how they travel to the school. They were able to find out that by far the majority of our children walk or bike to school. Another important part of the curriculum is teaching the children about the importance of money and becoming financially secure. To this affect the Penguins class took part in a money day organised by Ipswich Building society. The children found out all about the history of money, the different currencies used around the world and took part in various activities involving money. One activity was to construct and decorate their own money box. These money boxes are now on display in the Ipswich Building Society branch in Hadleigh. It’s always good to have visitors come into school to talk to the children. Ipswich football club held a useful ‘respect’ workshop with the older children, which taught them the importance of respect in all aspects of their lives. We were also lucky enough to have Vincent McDonald from the organisation Voluntary Service Overseas, who spoke to the children about his work in Africa. The children found his stories and photographs extremely interesting. The school council is currently devising a way that we can support this charity in its work. Lastly, our sports teams have been busy competing in local sporting events. We had teams represent the school at both the basketball tournament held at Hadleigh High School and the swimming gala held at Hadleigh swimming pool. Although we didn’t figure in the winning teams the children performed really well. Their superb behaviour and sporting attitude was commented on by staff members and spectators alike.

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Hadleigh Evening WI At the March 2013 meeting of Hadleigh Evening WI the speaker Ian Rose gave an interesting and informative presentation illustrated with slides about his holiday in Chile entitled in the shadow of Andes. As a naturalist Ian was interested in the extensive volcanic terrain, and tropical plants that were abundant in the north of the country compared to the barren south towards Antarctica with mountains and glaciers a home of the Rockhopper penguin. County events attended include a coffee morning in Clare in aid of Fair Trade. Trading was brisk on the stall set up to raise money for the cause. Also an International Women’s Day lunch at Stanton village hall. The speaker Baroness Ros Scott described the difficulties women face to gain equal opportunities with men and her struggles to make the most of hers. After being on the local council for years but refused to stand for parliament. As a baroness she is now in the House of Lords where like her members have had successful individual careers in different walks of life. Further afield an outing to the Supreme Court in London included a conducted tour of two of the Courts and the library. (See picture)The coach driver described points of interest along the route through the London’s East End including the O2 centre and the new cable car across the Thames. Hadleigh Evening WI celebrated their 48th Birthday with lunch at The Lavenham Swan. This was a double celebration as it was also the birthday of one of our most popular members Rona Dyer (see picture). Finally a reminder about Hadleigh Show in Holbecks park on 18 May. Once again we’ll be in our tent with a selection of goods including home made cakes, savouries and preserves and crafts to tempt you so please come and see us. At the meeting the competition an item for a picnic was won by Maraday Robinson with a Fanny Craddock recipe savoury pie. Next months meeting will be held on 15 April in the Seminar suite above the library starting 7.30pm. The speaker Dave Smith will talk about the work of the Cats Protection League. Visitors and new members are welcome. Philippa Carruthers 01473 823057

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Photo shows the committee, who are riding in memory of local Lavenham hero Lance Corporal of Horse Jonathan Woodgate Entries are now being received for this 50k cycle ride in support of Help for Heroes. We have even had a tandem entry! The ride begins and ends at The George, Hadleigh and takes in many of our scenic local villages, heading out towards Elmsett, circling Wattisham before heading back towards Hadleigh, through Bildeston, Chelsworth, Lindsey and Kersey on Sunday 7th April, 10 am start. This is NOT a race, and is designed to be a fun sightseeing ride to raise funds for a good cause. Open to all, but children must be accompanied by responsible adult. £10 entry fee, includes food at the end. Entry forms available from the George, or email Helen Allan

Maureen Shaw - Obituary Maureen was born Violet Maureen Ferriss on 17th May 1920 in Lee Green, Kent and died peacefully on 5th March 2013 in her care home in Surrey. Having been trained at University College, London, Maureen joined Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps in 1942 and saw service in Algeria, India and Burma. Whilst serving on hospital ships she was torpedoed twice, the first occasion being in the Mediterranean. She was in the bath at the time said “this is no place for me”, dressed hurriedly and jumped into a lifeboat. She was on the first hospital ship when it docked in Singapore after the Japanese capitulation and dealt with thousands of servicemen who had been released from years of incarceration in prisons camps. She came to live in her lovely cottage in Angel Street. Hadleigh in 1978 and set about integrating into the local community, joining many of the clubs in existence at the time, always willing to tackle something new. Maureen lived life to the full and was a very colourful character. She knew every word of every old-time song and was a great friend. She really loved Hadleigh and we loved Maureen. She will be sorely missed. May she rest in peace. Rosemary Schade


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Designer Dress Agency & Boutique Opening soon in Hadleigh Do you have any ‘as new’ designer labels you no longer wear? A wrong purchase or worn once? You may be able to convert them to cash at ‘Labels to Love’ the new designer dress agency and boutique opening soon on Hadleigh High Street. Owner and manager Sue Smith would love to hear from you if you have any top quality designer clothes, shoes or accessories that you want to sell. For an appointment to find out if you can make some extra money on your pre-loved items call Sue at Labels to Love on 07789 773593

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Country Threads Sewing Group Jets and quilts are not normally something you would expect to view under one roof but the Country Threads sewing group did just that on a recent visit to the Imperial War Museum Duxford for a Spring Quilt Festival. There, under the shadow of a sombre and somewhat menacing Typhoon Jet, Mavis Gordon (centre) with some of the hung the most colourful, Country Threads Sewing Group at Duxford imaginative quilts. In some cases it was hard to believe that they had been created and crafted by a person. The ladies enthused over the diverse range of designs, colours and techniques on display. They then took advantage of the many stands selling everything under the sun related to the art of quilting and patchwork. The hobby has certainly come a long way since the days of left-over scraps of material and a needle and thread but happily good quilters still need skill, patience and imagination. Thanks to Linda for driving the ladies in the Community Bus. At the groups next all day ‘workshop’ they will get together and make patchwork bags. JD

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Here at Playstation this half term the children have been learning and discovering life cycles of animals, babies and plants. The children have been fascinated by how things grow and what they do. It is a very short half term but we have learnt so much in such a short time. The children and staff have enjoyed looking at all of the baby photographs of themselves, that the children have brought in. If you have been shopping at Sainsburys recently and have any of the school vouchers, please can you pop them in the box as you go into Playstation, we are collecting them to hopefully purchase new sports/ outdoor equipment. We have had huge success with the recent facebook page “playstationpreschoolfundraiser” where we have been selling clothes and toys and all money raised goes to Playstation. With the money being raised we are buying new toys and equipment for all the children to enjoy here at Playstation. So please have a look at our Facebook page and grab yourself some bargains. We will be holding another fund raising evening in the near future, and this will be a medium/ psychic night and the money raised will go towards a new PC and to improve our outdoor area. We will let you all know the details of the event once everything has been confirmed. On a more serious note, in January the Government announced plans to relax staff to child ratios in Early Years Settings and for childminders in England. The Playstation is a member of the Pre School Learning Alliance, who has launched the Rewind the Ratios Campaign. Please can we all visit and sign the petition to stop these changes. On a brighter and happier note our fees here at Playstation will remain the same, and will not increase until September 2013. Our register is filling up very quickly so if you would like to register early to ensure your child/ children have a place at Playstation then give us a call on the number below. Also if your child has just turned two, and if you meet certain financial criteria you may be entitled up to10 hours funding per week. Again if you would like any more information on this please speak to Mandy. If you would like to enquire about places at Playstation we can be contacted at Please telephone Playstation on 824271 for enrolment details, a prospectus or to arrange a visit.



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Wedding & ‘Special Occasion’ Make-up by Aleksandra Zych With spring and summer fast approaching, I can offer a bespoke make-up service for weddings and other occasions. I have worked in Suffolk for five years and have been privileged to have been able to help with a number of weddings and other special events in the Hadleigh area. I really enjoy creating special looks for special days. My service begins with a visit and trial make-up session, when I listen and then offer advice. Some ladies like a very natural look, others prefer an alternative make-up style – together, we can create a look just for you! I also do make-up for prom parties, balls & banquets and fashion & photography events. In addition, I can host a make-up lesson to explain various techniques and different ways of applying products. For further details, just give me a call on 07817 622641 or email:

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News from The Station Firstly this month, a property plea from our station clerk. Recently a small trinket box containing a number of items of jewellery relating to a specific animal was handed in to the Police Station. It was found recently in Whatfield. This item may hold sentimental value. This item will be retained at the Police Station so if it is yours, or you know who it belongs to, please get in touch. It is easy to forget that we do get a large number of personal possessions handed in on a regular basis to the front desk. Many of these items are never claimed. If you do lose something, please remember to contact us as we may just be able to reunite you with your precious or valuable items. In response to the letter published in the HCN last month concerning parking in the High Street, I serve a timely reminder to all readers that we do issue a high number of parking tickets in the Town, and will continue to do so without discrimination. I have heard many comments of late suggesting that our enforcement of the parking regulations is assisting the decline of the High Street, and I would vehemently point out that Magdalen Road car park has ample spaces for those parking and wishing to access the High Street. Furthermore, many employees working in the Town are still parking their vehicles in timed bays, or in positions that prevent shoppers and visitors from parking legally. This situation can have a detrimental effect on the mind-set of people wishing to come to the High Street, and can turn people away. To make it clear to those who still do not know, between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Saturday, you cannot park on any single yellow line in Hadleigh. You certainly cannot park on double yellow lines either. For those of you that ask, regulations that cover single yellow lines are not peculiar to Hadleigh. Yellow lines painted on the road anywhere in this Country identify that there is a restriction in place. That restriction is highlighted by a small yellow sign mounted on a post close by. This sign will identify the restriction. There is no magic 10 minute waiting time – the restriction is “no waiting”. You can of course load and unload on these lines. Load and unload means exactly that, and the law states that the activity must be necessary. This means that you can’t park on a yellow line to buy a pint of milk – that is not necessary. Also, it does not mean that you can park on a yellow line to then go and make purchases that require loading afterwards. An example would be that you go to a shop to buy a television that is realistically too heavy to carry through the High Street. You would need to park your vehicle in the car park, walk to the shop and then make your purchase. Having made the purchase, walk back to your car, drive to the front of the shop to then immediately collect the television and place it in your car. You are then required to leave. I ask you all to assist us and making sure that these regulations are known. They are not new, and we will issue fixed penalty tickets to those who flaunt the law. Breaches of the single yellow lines, double yellow lines, and disabled bays (including failing to display your blue badge) will all result in a £30 fine. Parking on the zig-zag line approaching the pedestrian crossing will earn you 3 penalty points on your licence and £60 fine. Trust me, these get issued on a regular basis…… and no, in answer to PCSO Bignell’s statement, I never park illegally! Until next time, Matt, PC 1455 Paisley Telephone 101 In an emergency always dial 999 The Police Station is open to the public every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 1pm and 3pm.

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Sally Bendall Hollow Trees Farm Robert and Sally Bendall are the third generation to farm at Hollow Trees, a 140acre farm where the emphasis is on involving visitors - there's a Farm Trail, Plant Centre and of course an awardwinning farm shop where the vegetables are picked daily, the meat is home-reared and there is home-baked bread together with local and regional foods. Firstly are you Suffolk born and bred Sally?

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The results of the High Street survey following the opening of Morrisons confirmed that the initial impact was significant, with over Don't 40% know of the responding traders flagging a drop in59.09% turnover of between 31 to 50%, and only 14% unaffected. The response from 23% of traders regarding the likely impact of an additional supermarket in Hadleigh was the anticipated loss of between 26% and 50% of turnover with a further 18% of traders anticipating a drop of turnover in excess of 50%. Of even greater concern was a response of 59% of High Street traders who considered that they may not be able to trade profitably 2 years following the opening of an additional supermarket in Hadleigh. The survey specifically addressed trading comparing the week of the 7 January with the week of 14 January, Morrisons opening on 14 January, and a second comparison of year on year which showed a minimal impact prior to the opening.

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At what point did you decide to diversify from fully working farm to include the successful farm shop side of your business and why? It was in the mid 80s when we looked at our financial accounts and realised that we would be bankrupt if we didn’t do something different soon. Conditions and circumstances for small farms like ours were not good and the future was not bright. However ,at the time the roadside table on the farm selling potatoes and eggs was always popular so that year I asked Robert for a small hut for my Christmas present so could start a farm shop in it. That was the start of our diversification and The Egg Shed in the current farm shop is a replica of that first shop, just to remind us of those times! I know that you hold and run many, many educational visits for school children and students at Hollow Trees, why is this so important to you? For many, many reasons! I really enjoy working with children and students of all ages and farming is a so full of interesting and exciting things to pass on. We need to inspire farmers of the future and we need to show consumers openly and honestly just how we produce their food. I think we are very privileged to work in such a diverse industry. I also believe you are a Governor of Otley College, what would you say to a young person contemplating attending one of the courses there?

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At Chadacre Agricultural College near Bury St Eds where I was a student and Robert taught me tractor driving! I passed the course and later I went on to met him again at my brother’s wedding where he was an usher and I was a bridesmaid!

Otley College merged with Easton College in Norfolk last August so it is now just one college called Easton & Otley College. We have a campus in Norfolk and the one at Otley and I am now actually Chairman of the board of Governors of the new college. I would advise anyone contemplating a course to try a Taster Day Event or an Open Day at Otley or Easton – since being involved in the colleges I have been amazed at how much is on offer for students within their courses and way beyond. Take up all those offers of advice and support. With the recent horsemeat scandal still in the news, have you found that people now really want to know where the food they eat comes from? Yes it is a big topic of conversation in the shop at the moment and a good opener for us to highlight our home grown meat and veg! Tell us about your proudest achievement at Hollow Trees Employing a team of 50 people on a small 140 acre farm is quite an achievement but I am always really proud of our teenage team members and love to hear what they have achieved when they move on to college, uni, work and life. We have employed hundreds of youngsters over the years.It’s really nice to know that Hollow Trees may have played a little part in shaping the future of these young people. Generally we employ about 20 students all year round. Most start at the age of 15 with us and hopefully stay on board for many years. We watch them grow up and progress and move on. In fact five former students are now part of our full time team! Also winning NFU Best Farm Shop in the country a few years ago. Having gone through the regional heats it was a great achievement for all our team and supporters to be a National winner .

I have heard it said that farmers are only the guardians of their land for the next generation, how do you see Hollow Trees evolving in the next 20 years? Hopefully over the next 20 years we can continue to do what we do but do it better! I hope we can pass Hollow Trees Farm onto our children as a sustainable farm and business. Robert has planted thousands of trees on the farm in recent years so it may become the Semer Forest in the future ! What is the funniest thing to have happened to a child on your famous farm trail? Really difficult to answer as so many funny things have happened over the years and its times like this I wish I had written them down! My own five year old daughter in a tantrum on the farm trail telling me she was so “stressed with having a farm and Halloween to deal with and I really didn’t know what that was like” .... When (if!) you finally retire, if money was no object, what would you really like to do? The answer to this changes every day - At this moment - fly off and find some dry weather sunshine! Tomorrow - write children farm story books, yesterday – have a small herd of pedigree cattle. I really would like to have my own helicopter and have the freedom to fly anywhere instantly. What three character traits would your friends use to describe you? I have been described by some friends as stubborn, ‘useful at times’ and mad but the friends that are still on my Christmas card list say I’m fair, focussed and caring! What is your idea of a good night in? And on the flip side what is Robert’s idea of a good night in! My idea of a good night is for me is to actually have the TV remote control to myself, a good film to watch (without interruption ) and a glass of wine or two. Roberts idea of a good evening would probably be watching a programme on Dave or Quest about how to make or dismantle something – drinking a cold beer of course! And finally, we all want to know, who’s the real boss, you or Robert! When you have all decided - let me know - I will ask the boss for a pay rise! Thankyou Sally, your answers have reminded me, you actually once employed my son in a very demanding position at Hollowtrees for some years - I think he was the ‘Bogert’ at ‘Holloween’! Kelvin.

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THE HADLEIGH SOCIETY Caring about Hadleigh, yesterday, today and tomorrow As I write this article we are waiting to hear when the Babergh Councillors are going to make their decision on the Tesco application to build Hadleigh’s third supermarket. In this month’s article I want to dream a little about the river bank. What could we do with it if Tesco went away? But first an update. You may have thought that with the arrival of Morrisons, Tesco’s application would go away but it most definitely has not. Fourteen years after their first application Tesco are still pressing hard to build Hadleigh’s third supermarket down on the Brett’s flood plain. We can all see how the arrival of Morrisons has seriously reduced the number of people shopping in our High Street. It is hurting the High Street’s independent shop keepers many of whom have seen their trade drop by between 12 and 30 per cent. Tesco’s own retail assessment study confirms that there is not enough money in Hadleigh and district to support three supermarkets: Morrisons, Tesco, and the Co-op, and our other shops. Even with the new houses being built now and those planned for the future, and, if we all did all of our shopping in Hadleigh, we would still be millions of pounds short, which simplistically means if we have not got the extra millions to spend then we cannot support three stores and our High Street shops. It is essential if our shops are to survive that the Tesco application to build on the Riverside site should be refused. BUT of course there is still the derelict Brett Works site and the water meadows. So let’s dream a little. If Tesco goes away and leaves the Riverside site what would we like to see it used for? Of course I am only ‘dreaming’ as Tesco own the Brett works section of the site and three private individuals (I believe) own the rest of the water meadows down to the Allotments. In my dreaming I am assuming that they would be prepared to sell their land and the town had the money to buy them. The water meadows cannot be used for house building due to being in the flood plain, but they would make a marvellous area of open space with a ‘foot path’ through the Town’s allotments through to Pound Lane and enabling a riverside walk on both sides of the river. If, for economic reasons there needed to be some building then that would have to be restricted to the Brett Works site. It’s slightly higher than the rest of the land and has been used for light industry for centuries. But it doesn’t have the access needed for 21st Century industry. It could possibly be used for some housing. One thing we are missing in Hadleigh is small private housing on the flat and near the Town Centre for people seeking active retirement and downsizing from a larger property, may be that would be a possibility. BUT, I would like to go all of the way and have the land opened up for public use from the Allotments to the Church, creating a beautiful natural pathway that parallels a vibrant High Street that has been able to absorb Morrisons, retain the Co-op and our existing shops and fill our currently empty shops. Visiting tourists are envious of our High Street shops and that we can still enjoy shopping in independent shops that know what they are selling and offer us good quality and friendly service. England is full of towns with dead and dying High Streets choked by giant retailers. Hadleigh is different. Our High Street has prospered through a thousand years of change. I want to see it survive the next thousand years. The East Anglian Daily Times uses the motto ‘Suffolk and Proud’ Let us work to ensure that we can use their motto just adding ‘Hadleigh, Suffolk and Proud” It is still not too late to write to the Babergh Planning Department with your views on the building of a third supermarket in Hadleigh. You don’t need to be formal or structured. You just need to tell them what you think. Everyone’s opinion counts. You can write to Gareth Durrant at Jan Byrne, Chair, The Hadleigh Society



Pause for Thought Earlier in the year we had a baby born into the family, a fortnight after a cousin had died. This so often happens, a death followed by new life, or vice versa. It is what LIFE is all about, that can cause problems, heartaches, joys, and celebrations, all coming together to make LIFE. That is how God planned it. "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" are the first words we read in the Bible (our text book for life), and the last words at the end are. "Lord Jesus come quickly". When we have faith and trust in God as our Father, it is like being born again and we are able to accept and deal with events that come and this makes our lives fulfilling and worthwhile. God will be there when we leave this shell that we call bodies and that is when we will give account of how we lived the LIFE that He gave us, and have left to be with Him. Jean Chisholm

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Discover Suffolk in 52 ways over 23 Days – The Suffolk Walking Festival Saturday 11th May sees the launch of the 2013 Suffolk Walking Festival, at Ickworth House in Bury St Edmunds. Now in its sixth year, the festival will offer over 50 guided walks covering the whole of the county, from Lowestoft, England's most easterly point in the north of the county, to the Dedham Vale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the south. The festival runs from 11th May to 2nd June and aims to encourage people to visit the county and enjoy its gently undulating landscapes. There will be strolls through medieval villages, rambles in the countryside and a five day 'challenge walk' for the brave of heart and sturdy of leg, that stretches along the fabulous Suffolk coast. The festival is a joint venture involving all the Suffolk local authorities and it is sponsored by the Discover Suffolk Project, whose objectives include improving access to the countryside and encouraging walking and cycling in the county. The Discover Suffolk Challenge Walk is a series of five walks, following the entire length of the Suffolk Coast Path, covering nearly 70 miles in 5 days. The walk passes through Aldeburgh and the pretty coastal town of Southwold, the iconic heathland landscape of National Trust Dunwich, reaching the seaside resort of Lowestoft at South Pier. There will be pauses at various points along the way to learn about local history and see the sights, including the Suffolk Punch Trust at Hollesley and Snape Maltings, home of Aldeburgh music, which this year sees the centenary celebrations of composer Benjamin Britten. There are many themed walks throughout the festival too, including a textile walk through fields of flax, a poetry walk, celebrating Suffolk's artistic heritage and a children's 'welly walk' through the grounds of the Museum of East Anglian Life. For the first time, there will also be a charity walk, in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care – a 14 mile walk through the lovely landscape of the Lark Valley. The festival is a great opportunity for a walking holiday in Suffolk and the county has a fantastic range of accommodation including deluxe hotels, country B&Bs, cosy cottages and everything in between. Accommodation links can be found on the walking festival pages of the Discover Suffolk website. Tickets for the festival can be bought at any Suffolk Tourist Information Centre or online at

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Letter from Layham Are you new to Layham? 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 matters discussed at the Parish Council meeting of 27 February 2013 were: • Police Security Event Hadleigh Police would be holding a security event in Upper Layham, where people could ask for advice on how to make their properties more secure. Details elsewhere on this page. • Telephone boxes It was agreed that maintenance work should start as soon as possible, to prevent further deterioration. The telephone box next to the Queen’s Head in Lower Layham would be tackled first; Steve Laing had agreed to form a working party. • Neighbourhood Watch The Parish Council would invite the new Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator, Joanna Moore, to its next meeting. • Annual Parish Meeting The Annual Parish Meeting would be held on Wednesday 24 April, in the Village Hall. • Emergency Planning Layham PC had become a member of the Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA), which would enable it to download and print maps of the parish. This would make it easier to identify groups of dwellings in order to build a communications ‘tree’. • Rally in Lower Layham Following a rally organised by the Chelmsford Motor Club, the Parish Clerk would write to the Club requesting them to notify her of any future rallies. This would enable parishioners to be warned in advance and avoid potential accidents. Some damage had been sustained to Pope’s Green Lane. • Water Lane Following some recent damage to Water Lane by a B&Q delivery lorry, the Parish Clerk had contacted B&Q who had confirmed their driver was at fault and offered compensation for the damage caused – Suffolk CC was now dealing with the matter. It was agreed to ask Suffolk CC if they would put up signs at each end of Water Lane stating that it was not suitable for heavy goods vehicles. • Local History Recorder It was noted that Dee Byham had resigned as Local History Recorder – a new Recorder would be recruited. Annual Parish Meeting Village Hall, 7.30pm Wednesday 24 April The Chairman of Layham Parish Council invites you to attend the Annual Parish Meeting when the Parish Council and other village organisations report on their work to you, the people of the village. The formal meeting will be followed by a glass of wine for all attending and an illustrated talk on: ‘The Men behind the Names on the Village War Memorial’. St. Andrew’s – your parish church Services on Sundays in April 7 April 10.30 am Family Worship 14 April 9.15 am Sung Eucharist 21 April 9.15 am Said Eucharist (BCP) 10.15 am Cafe Church 28 April 10.30 am Benefice Family Eucharist The Annual Meeting (APCM) You are welcome to come to the Meeting on Thursday, 18 April 7.30 pm, Village Hall. Plant Sale 19 May Any contributions will be gratefully received. Do come and support this event. WANTED - Local History Recorder We are grateful to Dee Byham who has filled the role of Local History Recorder for two years and who has worked hard to add new material to our village archive. For personal reasons Dee is no longer able to guarantee she will have the time to carry out the role and has decided to hand over to someone else. Would you consider taking on recording local history in Layham? Basically, it means keeping a diary of local news and changes, with photographs and words. These records eventually become research material for future generations. You do not have to have any previous experience of such work – only a preparedness to get around the village, a willingness to 22

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learn and time to attend the occasional meeting with other recorders. To get more of a flavour of the activity call up Suffolk Local History Council on the Internet and click on Local History Recorder. If you are interested to discuss the matter further please contact Jane Cryer, Clerk to Layham Parish Council on:

Babergh District Council Community Achievement Award for David Pratt The members of the Parish Council nominated David Pratt for a Babergh District Council Community Achievement Award this year. The judging panel selected David as one of the 24 winners from across the whole of Babergh District. The citation from the Parish Council speaks for itself: “David Pratt moved to Layham with his family in the mid-1980s and quickly became involved in village life. He joined the Management Committee of the Village Hall 27 years ago and became the Chairman in 1991. Throughout the years David has worked tirelessly to maintain and improve the 90 year old wooden hall. He has been the mastermind and driving force behind a string of renovation projects, including rebuilding the kitchen and the toilets, replacing windows, building storage cupboards, modernising the heating and most recently, renewing the roof. David has been heavily involved in fund-raising and has been at the heart of planning and executing many social events over the years. He has served as a councillor for 18 years and Vice-Chairman for 9 years. David is often found to be leading or taking part in any work party such as repairing notice boards, cleaning the war memorial, litter picking or taking part in the hedgerow survey. Now over 80, he shows no signs of giving up but when he does, he will be a difficult man to replace.” The presentation of a framed certificate and an engraved crystal glass took place at a ceremony at Stoke by Nayland Golf Club in March. Shown in the photograph are Guy Smith Joint Managing Director of Prolog (sponsors of the awards), David Pratt and Nick Ridley Chairman Babergh District Council. In the background is Mark Murphy of BBC Radio Suffolk who compared the event. The Friends of St Andrew’s Church The Rance Rocking Chair Band Spring will be here soon and the Friends of St Andrews have arranged for a concert in the church on 20th April. This time the music will be very different with ‘The Rance Rocking Chair Band’ bringing their distinctive style of traditional jazz. The catering during the interval will be of the same high standard that we have come to expect at Friends' events. Tickets will be £15 or £12 if you are a subscribing Friend. The concert starts at 7pm and will finish around 9pm. Playing Field The winners of the January and February draws for the 100 Club are as follows: January £15 Ticket No 65 Pettit, £10 Ticket No 42 Millman. February £15 Ticket No 74 Morsman, £10 Ticket No 3 Cage. New Playing Field gate from Mill Lane A job well done! Thank you to (from the left) Ron Gunn, Colin Brown and Neil Riches who have completed the installation of the gate from Mill Lane on to the Playing Field. Payment for the new gate was provided by our Suffolk County Councillor, using his 2012 Locality Budget. We are very grateful for that. Village Spring Clean Saturday 9 March was Village Spring Clean in Layham organised by Lesley Garnett, the Parish Council’s Green Team leader. Nineteen good people turned out and litter picked a mixture of areas in both Upper and Lower Layham. A big thank you to Laurence and Rosey Nicholls, Anne Mayhew, Charlie Panting, Lynn Henderson, Sonia Groom, Jane and Nick Elliott, Brian Strutt, Mike and Margaret Woods, Sheila Roberts, David Pratt, Ron Gunn, John Cryer, John and Ben Curran, Sybil Paton and Peter Garnett. Many hands made light work and a good job was done in two hours (38 hours of work!)

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POLICE – Security Advice Friday 5 April: Representatives of our local Police will be available to give advice on home security on FRIDAY 5 APRIL at the bottom of Mill Lane beside the new Playing Field gate. PCSO Mandy Coleman – our local contact – will be in a Police vehicle from 9am until 11am. So go along and have a word with her – the advice might save you future grief. If she is not busy you can take advantage of her being in our village to talk to her about anything you like First Meeting of Layham Social Club Fourteen villagers arrived at the village hall to launch the Social Club which is being organised by Ann Mayhew. There was much ‘chewing of the cud’ over tea and cakes after which it was decided to meet fortnightly (the second and fourth Tuesdays in each month). By the time you read this, the second meeting will have taken place on 26 March. On Tuesday 9th April the group will be having a TEA DANCE. If that appeals to you, just turn up at 2.30 and take part – there is no charge at the moment due to the support of the Village Hall Committee and the Parish Council which are covering the cost of the hire of the hall for the first four meetings.

Spring Community Lunch The second Community Lunch Wednesday 17 April Queen’s Head starting at 12.00. The cost is just £5 for a lunch of Partridges Pork Sausages and mash, dessert and coffee. You won’t find better value and better company anywhere. Booking is essential by telephoning Sonia on 822222 or Lesley on 822128 As there has to be a limit on numbers, first come will secure the places.

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Layham Playgroup Spring Time We have spent the last few weeks at Layham Playgroup thinking about the weather, and have experienced lots of different types, especially snow! We are finally turning our attention to spring and hopefully we will have some warmer weather to talk about. Back in the autumn the children all planted a daffodil bulb, and these have now been taken home so the children can watch them bloom. We have also kept some in playgroup which we are observing closely. They have been very interesting for us to talk about, and have inspired us to make some of our own spring flowers out of craft materials. New garden We are very excited that we will soon be having a new garden to enjoy with a new play and storage shed. This will hopefully be ready for us to enjoy at the start of the Summer Term, when we will update you more. A big thank you to everyone involved in making this possible and helping the children to make full use of our outside space. Stay and Play Sessions During the last week of term the Parents will be invited in to Playgroup for a Stay and Play session with their child. There will be an opportunity to take part in lots of Easter crafts, and enjoy an Easter trail down the lane. A big thank you to George from Brett River Children’s Centre who has organised yoga and messy play sessions for us during our Ladybird Toddler Group since September. Some of the songs she has taught us have become firm favourites and she has given us lots of really good ideas. Good luck with your new baby and we hope to welcome you back to Ladybirds soon. Our Ladybirds sessions will continue every Wednesday from 9.30am-11.00am. 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 866419or email us at

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HADLEIGH TOWN COUNCIL Report of the Hadleigh Town Council Meeting held on the 21st February 2013 Present: Councillors M Munson (Town Mayor), Amin, Angland, Byrne, Free, Grutchfield, Haylock, Lazenby (Deputy Mayor), Matthews, L. Munson, Nevard and Whiting In attendance: PC. Matt Paisley (Suffolk Constabulary), Cllr. Riley (Babergh District Council), four members of the public and a member of the press. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Apologies were received from Councillors Clarke; Cook and Sheldrick due to work. These apologies were accepted. The Youth Advisors had tendered their apologies due to their A level studies. MINUTES The Minutes of the Meeting of the Town Council held on the 17th January 2013 were confirmed and signed. MATTERS ARISING Reports of the District Councillors Councillor Grutchfield spoke on planning time limits and advised that a number of issues were still outstanding. Budget 2013/14 Councillor Lazenby asked if a reply to the letter sent to the Chief Executive of Babergh District Council on the precept errors had been received. He was advised that to date no response had been seen. At this point the meeting was adjourned for a member of the public to speak on the Astro Turf facility at Hadleigh High School. POLICING PC Matt Paisley presented the Police Report for January. It was noted that 21 crimes had been recorded. The offences comprised as follows: 7 thefts; 6 burglaries; 3 criminal damage; 1 driving motor vehicle with excess alcohol; 1 arson; 1 minor wound without intent; 1 possession Class B Drugs – Cannabis; 1 conceal etc. criminal property – proceeds/crime. Of these 3 had been detected. He reported on prioritising burglaries, marking kits for catalytic convertors, arson review and the future of the Community Speedwatch. He updated members on policing changes to events especially in connection with this year’s May Show. He answered questions on metal burglaries, liaison with service families, flooding and vandalism. REPORTS OF THE DISTRICT COUNCILLORS Councillor Grandon had tendered her apologies. Councillor Riley presented his report advising that the late bus service had been extended for a year and that the lights in Babergh District Council’s car park will now be switched off after 7pm. He spoke on the Hadleigh High School planning application relating to the flood light which now needed to be resubmitted and on the forthcoming Core Strategy discussions. Councillor M. Munson provided a written report and responded to questions on the care home situation and choices local people may be given. Councillor Grutchfield presented his report and stated that the budgets have been set and will be finalised shortly and spoke on the Governments bedroom tax coming into effect in April. Councillor M. Munson advised that there have been ‘drop in’ sessions provided for residents seeking advice on this scheme. REPORT OF THE COUNTY COUNCILLOR Councillor Grutchfield presented a written report. Concerns raised over the education league table figures presented for the schools in Suffolk. Councillor Byrne was particularly distressed about the way in which teaching staff were being demoralised by these figures and was trying to obtain information as to how these percentage figures were arrived at as she felt the sudden drop in the league table for Suffolk was due to more than just the teaching. She also pointed out that where the County Council were expecting schools to match fund costs for supplying teaching there was very little spare cash available in school budgets and felt most schools would be unable to take up this option. Councillor Lazenby asked that Councillor Grutchfield monitor the education situation at County Level and provide updates to this Council. MAYOR’S COMMUNICATIONS The Mayor reported: i) Letter from the NHS Suffolk advising of the NHS 111 new telephone service which is being introduced to make it easier for the public to access local health services when they need urgent medial help but it is not a 999 emergency. The Clerk was asked that this service be publicised in the Community News. ii) Thank you letter from 4YP for the grant received ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT It was RESOLVED that accounts amounting to £13,384.85 be approved for payment. PLANNING COMMITTEE The Minutes of the Committee held on the 17th January 2013 and 14th February 2013 were noted. Councillor M. Munson advised that she had raised the junction at Boswell Lane/Aldham Mill Hill with the Highways Department to discuss this matter with Morrisons staff. FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE The Report of the Meeting of the Committee held on the 31st January 2013, was

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received and accepted including their recommendations to make grants of: i) £150 to Hanging Gardens of Hadleigh ii) £500 to East Anglian Air Ambulance iii) £500 to Magpas iv) £150 to Hadleigh Street Watch Scheme v) £1,000 to Hadleigh Market Feoffment Charity And to increase the Millfield Rent to £500 from 1st March 2014 and meet the room hire costs for the Anzac Commemorative Service on the 27th April 2014. ENVIRONMENT & GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE The Report of the Meeting of the Committee held on the 31st January 2013 was received and accepted. SPORTS & OPEN SPACES COMMITTEE The Report of the Meeting of the Committee held on the 7th February 2013 was received and accepted. ANNUAL TOWN MEETING The date for the Annual Town Meeting was agreed. The Agenda would include reports from the Chamber of Commerce; Hadleigh Co-op and CRY charity. MEETING DATE SCHEDULE The Meeting date schedule for 2013/2014 as approved by the Finance & Personnel Committee on the 31st January 2013 was accepted. ROUTINE MAINTENANCE AND ENERGY COSTS FOR STREET LIGHTING OWNED BY HADLEIGH TOWN COUNCIL The Clerk reported changes to the schedule of maintenance and energy costs as Suffolk County Council had agreed to remove the 8 bollards on Black Hill on the condition that should lighting for this area be requested Suffolk County Council would not fund any future scheme. The conditions were agreed. There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.39pm Report of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on 14th February 2013 Present: Councillors Angland, Byrne, Free, Haylock, Lazenby, L. Munson Nevard, Matthews, Sheldrick and Whiting. Non-attendee – Councillor Amin. In the absence of the Chair, Councillor Angland (Vice-Chair) took the Chair. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Apologies for absence had been received from Councillor Clarke and Councillor Cook. These apologies were duly accepted. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST Councillor Sheldrick declared a nonpecuniary interest in the W M Morrison applications as his wife is an employee. MINUTES The Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on the 17th January 2013 were confirmed as a correct record and signed. MATTERS ARISING There were no matters arising. TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING The Committee considered the applications for Planning Consent, details of which are listed below and upon which the following decisions were reached:B/12/01471/FHA 8 Dunton Grove. Erection of two-storey rear extension. Approval was recommended (Voting was unanimous) B/12/01052/FUL Retail development site rear of 75-133 High Street (inc. former Brett Works), Bridge Street. Erection of Class A1 retail unit comprising 2,500sqm of floor space, a Class A3 retail unit of 142sqm of floor space, erection of two-storey building to replace Bridge House, refurbishment of existing building for Class D1 use, associated access, servicing, landscaping, relocation of part of Bridge Street car park and allotments. This application was discussed under any other business. B/12/01531/FUL 22 High Street. Change of use from office to Class A1 shop. Approval was recommended (Voting was unanimous) B/13/00004/FHA 46 Ann Beaumont Way. Erection of single-storey side/rear extension. Approval was recommended (Voting was unanimous). B/13/00035/TPO 94 Benton Street. Raise crown of 1 no. Sycamore tree covered by TPO BT210. Approval was recommended (Voting was unanimous) B/13/00037/FHA 131 High Street. Alteration of brick boundary wall in order to enlarge gate opening to drive/parking area and installation of new pair of timber gates. Approval was recommended (Voting was unanimous) B/13/00039/FUL Former Buy Right Stores, Calais Street. Extension to car park and re-grading of existing car park. Installation of lighting scheme to car parks (retention). Approval was recommended (Voting was unanimous). B/13/00066/FUL QD Stores, Calais Street. Alterations to the existing garden centre, including the relocation of an existing canopy and amending the existing fence line. Approval was recommended (Voting was unanimous). B/13/00067/FUL W M Morrison Supermarket. Erection of a canopy to service yard warehouse entrance on east elevation. Approval was recommended (Voting was unanimous) B/13/00068/FUL W M Morrison Supermarket & QD Stores. Construction of 2 no. entrance extensions to existing retail units, including installation of curtain walling to existing openings. Approval was recommended (Voting was unanimous). B/13/00069/FUL 24 High Street. Change of use from B1(a) office to class A1 shop. Approval was recommended (Voting was unanimous). Additional Applications: B/13/00005/FHA 34a Aldham Road. Erection of single storey rear extension (including erection of chimney stack to north-west elevation) and erection of single-storey front infill extension. Approval was recommended (Voting was unanimous) B/13/00075/FUL 21 Long Bessels. Change of use and conversion of existing dwelling with 2(no) dwellings. Refusal was recommended (Voting was 8 for and

1 abstention). There was a lack of parking spaces and concerns were raised over the access to the site as it is near to main junctions. B/13/00095/FUL W M Morrison Supermarket. Erection of a roof access stair to the existing WM Morrison’s Superstore (retention). Approval was recommended (Voting was unanimous) B/13/00096/FUL W M Morrison Supermarket. Erection of a service yard fence and gates to the existing WM Morrison’s Superstore (retention). Approval was recommended (Voting was unanimous) TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING The Committee noted the Schedule of Decisions of the Local Planning Authority. B/12/00527/FUL BUY RIGHT, CALAIS STREET. The Committee noted that the appeal had been withdrawn B/12/01447/FUL W.M. MORRISONS, CALAIS STREET. The Committee noted that this application had been withdrawn. ANY OTHER BUSINESS The Clerk reported correspondence from a local resident and Hadleigh High School regarding the Astro Turf facility at the High School. The High School correspondence advised that solicitors were now involved in this matter. It was agreed that the Clerk would write to the resident advising that now solicitors are involved Hadleigh Town Council will take no further part in any discussions regarding this issue given the matter is now in the hands of solicitors and this could lead the Council to sub-judice should this matter escalate to court action. Furthermore staff will be instructed to refrain from speaking to anyone about this matter. This matter will not be an agenda item at the Town Council meeting on Thursday 21st February 2013 but the resident can attend the meeting and speak for three minutes but there will be no discussion or questions answered. B/12/01052/FUL Retail development site rear of 75-133 High Street (inc. former Brett Works), Bridge Street. Erection of Class A1 retail unit comprising 2,500sqm of floor space, a Class A3 retail unit of 142sqm of floor space, erection of two-storey building to replace Bridge House, refurbishment of existing building for Class D1 use, associated access, servicing, landscaping, relocation of part of Bridge Street car park and allotments. Councillor Byrne updated members on the contents of the retail assessment. It was agreed that the Clerk would send a holding e.mail to Babergh District Council advising that a letter would be sent on her return from holiday – week commencing 25th February 2013 informing the District Council that Hadleigh Town Council’s original objections still hold as well as further objections to the new critique. Streamlining the Planning Process Consultation This document had been circulated to all members. It was agreed that Councillors Byrne, Haylock and

Sheldrick would meet with the Clerk to complete the questionnaire in time for the closing date of the 4th March 2013. B/12/1400/FHA 1 Place Farm Close, Hadleigh. Erection of side and roof extension to existing garage to form annex as amended by drawing 01 rev A received 5th February 2013. This amended application had been received on the 11th February but then was followed by a letter dated 12th February advising that Babergh District Council had already taken the decision to approve the application which was contrary to this Committee’s recommendation to refuse the application. Councillor Matthews advised the Committee that the Head teacher of St. Mary’s Primary School will be raising the issue of parking around the school area and along George Street which has increased since the introduction of long term parking charges. Councillor Matthews asked if other members had seen the notice board on the side of the Jasmine House Chinese Takeaway and had a planning application been received. Other members had seen the board and no application had been received. Councillor Sheldrick requested advice from members regarding change of use applications where a home is used as a business and large outbuildings have been erected. He was advised to contact a District Councillor. He had contacted Babergh District Council regarding verge damage in Frog Hall Lane. Councillor Free reported that the fence at the corner of The Green and Aldham Road had not been removed. The Clerk was asked to contact the Enforcement Officer requesting he take action to have the fence removed as the Planning Application had been refused. There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.35pm Mrs Carol A. Bailey BA(Hons) – Town Clerk

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ANNUAL TOWN MEETING which will be held in THE DINING ROOM of the TOWN HALL/GUILDHALL COMPLEX, HADLEIGH (Entrance opposite the Ram Public House) on TUESDAY 23rd APRIL 2013 at 7.30 p.m. AGENDA 1.

To confirm the Minutes of the Annual Town Meeting held on 24th April 2012


To receive the TOWN MAYOR’S Report and presentation of the Town Mayor’s Award


To hear reports on new town ventures and charitable activities in the town i) Chamber of Commerce ii) Hadleigh Co-op – new token scheme iii) CRY – future fund raising


To discuss any other Town Affairs and to agree Resolutions as may be appropriate including: i) Sports Facilities at Hadleigh High School

Written reports from Local Organisations will be available to view once the bar is opened at the end of the meeting.

Councillor Mrs Mary Munson, Town Mayor


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Back row: Lynda Whiting, Janet Lyddaman, Heather Vince, David Allen, Tommy Goodluck, Malcolm Flockhart, Alan Smythe, Joan Hynard. Middle row – Antony Whiting, Birdie Dyer, Linda Allen, David Tuffin, Janet Wagstaff, Tommy Clark, David Upson. Front row: Molly the dog (mascot), Shirley Goodluck, Georgina Hynard I read with interest the let from my old next door neighbour, John Caley in last months HCN about the Bradfield Avenue gang and I remember it well. The late Tommy Goodluck was our gang leader and during school holidays he would organise things such as a full dressed up concert on the grass verge opposite Bradfield Crescent. We would also take anything that mum and dad would give us for a street jumble sale. These are just two of the events, we had many more, including sports days, a day out up the Conch, when it was all woodland, for hide and seek and tree swings etc. But I think most of us enjoyed a picnic and paddle on a hot summers day in The Brett up at Wallers. I think that most people will know where that is, but if you don’t it’s a little Mill at the junction on the by-pass with Aldham Mill Hill and Calais Street. There are many gang members missing from this picture, sometimes the gang would have as many as 30 members going out together. Most of these people still live in or around Hadleigh and I hope you enjoy the memories of 58 years ago. Tommy Clark


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From birth until six months old I lived at 151 George Street then about October 1948 moved to 28 Bradfield Avenue. My earliest recollection of the families there including house numbers were 1. Smith, 3. Norman, 5. Mowles, 7. Lyddaman, 9. Sams, 11. Mitchell, 13. Dyer, 15. Woods, 17. Scarff, 19. Hynard, 21. Harris, 23. Police House, 25. Bore, 27. Wagstaff, 29. Upson, 31. Goodluck. Then 2. Lightning, 4. Riddleston, 6. Allen, 8. Warren, 10. Price, 12. Vince, 14. Gant, 16. Bennett, 18. Green, 20. Clarke (Chippy), 22. Anderson, 24. Clark (Sid), 26. Everett, 28. Whiting. Between 15 and 17 was a chicken run, now the entrance to Pykenham Way. I and my sister Lynda were members of Tommy Goodluck’s ‘Bradfield Gang’

and not only did we do concerts and jumble’s together we explored the surrounding countryside, with respect, no damage or litter, just a Corona bottle filled with tap water which became warm and then with bread crumbs from the dripping sandwich that you took to ‘stay by you’. We had a camp in the secret ‘Blackberry Pit’ up ‘Conch’ and in the winter when it snowed Constitutional Hill (where ‘Conch’ obtained its name) was the perfect place to go down on a sledge, hand-made of course! Pudney Row, now Ann Beaumont Way was another great place with the River Brett running by it. The ‘Fuzz’ a local corruption of the name ‘Furze’ or ‘Gorse’ that covered the area, guaranteed hours of fun. Then a bit nearer to Bradfields was Cock Fields again corrupted to ‘Cocksies’ and named after the Cock Public House. At Christmas we would venture further down to peek through the windows of East House where the Miss Styles’ lived, two elderly sisters they always had a huge decorated tree and holly everywhere. They were posh, we knew they were posh because they always had fruit in bowls and nobody was ill! Wallers for a picnic on a Sunday afternoon swimming, paddling and catching Bullheads in a jam jar. At the end of the summer we would watch the harvest of corn from the fields between now QD/Morrisons and the Ministry of Defence site near the bypass, often Mollie the gangs dog would catch a rabbit, a free meal for someone! Little did we know that within those fields was an ancient burial site, in fact, Oxford Drive is built on top of it! Also Batt Hall near the top of Aldham Road had a great hill to sledge down when covered in snow, a bungalow now sits at the entrance to it. Anyway just a few of the happy memories of those halcyon days of the ‘Bradfield Gang’ in the 1950s. Antony. J. Whiting

Glenn gets on her bike for charity! President of the Rotary Club of Hadleigh, Mrs Glenn Abbassi, will be undertaking a 500km (approx 312 miles) sponsored cycle ride in aid of the charity Mines Advisory Group. MAG works in current and post-conflict zones to clear landmines and destroy weapons. It is currently removing lethal remnants of war in 15 countries. MAG makes land safe for farmers to cultivate, for children to walk to school, and for families to live without fear. The ride, between the 18th and 23rd June, involves cycling from London to Paris, taking in Normandy landing beaches, Arromanches and Pegasus Bridge, and WWII sites to commemorate D-Day 2013. Readers may recall that Glenn was fully (!) prepared for the ride last year, but unfortunately there were insufficient participants to make the event worthwhile. This year 25 cyclists are committed to the cycle ride so training is in progress (albeit presently on the bike at the gym!). If any readers would be kind enough to support her effort (the target is £1,800), this can be done by texting 70070, enter code KVCO89 and donate an amount. There is also a Just Giving page which can be accessed by putting the name Glenn Abbassi in Sponsor a Friend.

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Forging Links with Ghana This half term Miss Macey (Music) and Miss Rowland (Geography) took a trip out to our partner school in Ghana. The aim of this trip was to forge links with the school and finally reach a shared education programme. Miss Rowland said how different it was from our school in so many ways. She also commented on how they were greeted with the warmest of welcomes. Pupils have been able to share in this exciting experience by watching the film, in assemblies, that Miss Macey and Miss Rowland made out there.

Flying to Berlin On Sunday 24th March pupils studying History or German are flying out to Berlin for 4 days on an educational field trip. This trip aims to widen the vocabulary of the German students and to help improve the understanding and knowledge of events that History pupils have been learning about. While in Berlin pupils will have the chance to see many historical sites and explore the culture of this city. All pupils are extremely excited about this opportunity and are sure they will enjoy it immensely.

Duke of Edinburgh Expedition During the Easter holidays, students taking part in the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award scheme are taking part in a practice expedition in preparation for their final expedition. This practice expedition requires the students to walk 25 kilometres over two days, navigating their way, in groups of 5 or 6. The Duke of Edinburgh award also includes completing three sections: physical, skills and volunteering. The evidence for these must be uploaded onto the website; the deadline for completing these is May 1st.

Harry and Hollie, Teen Stars! Harry Forbes and Hollie Gregg of Year 10 have recently entered a musical talent competition known as Teen Stars. The duet, with Harry playing his guitar and Hollie singing, began playing together in a band known as Nuclear Winter, last year. Since becoming a duet they have composed three completely original songs and reached the second round of the Teen Star competition. The first round was held in front of a panel of judges; Harry and Hollie were one of 72 acts, of which only 31 progressed to the regional finals. The regional finals were held in front of an audience of 500 people; Hollie and Harry along with 8 other acts progressed to the Area finals. The Grand Final will be held 28

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On the 1st March the maths department took four students to Framlingham College to compete in a Team Maths Day. The students involved where Eloise Cairns and Adam Morsman from year 8 and Kristie Airlie and Luke Robinson from year 9. These students have performed excellently in Maths lessons and came 11th out of 21 teams which included some of the top schools in the area. World Maths Day on Wednesday 6th March was a day where pupils from around the world competed in an online maths competition. First, the pupils had to choose a difficulty level and they would then play against three other pupils from around the globe, including South Africa, Australia, Russia and Qatar in a round of quick fire mental maths questions. From Hadleigh High, the highest scoring boy and girl were Ranulf Gull (7M) and Georgie Alger (7T) from year seven, and from year eight: Daniel Shanks (8A) and Melissa Whadcoat (8M). We would like to congratulate all of the pupils that took part on World Maths Day.

EPQ: A Great Success Recently we received the results for the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) undertaken by four of our talented Year 11 pupils. The EPQ is a qualification at an equivalent level to an A level and is usually undertaken by talented 6th Form students. The school decided a year ago, that a number of Year 10 pupils should undertake this challenge. As a result, we piloted the EPQ with four pupils with obvious talent in English: Abbie Brown, Kate McIntosh, Shelley Manning and Collette Motteram. All started the project at the start of Year 10 – two years earlier than most students. The girls showed fantastic commitment by attending two and a half hour long tutorial sessions every Friday after school for a whole year. The qualification requires students to research and write a 7000 word long dissertation which had a focus on the topic of ‘childhood in literature’, as well as giving formal presentations and keeping a journal of their learning. We are delighted to announce that between them, the girls achieved 2 A grades and 2 B grades. This is extraordinary when one takes into consideration that the students completed 80% of the qualification in Year 10, rather than during their time at Sixth Form.The qualification was a huge challenge for the students and required complete dedication and hard work, but the skills they gained will benefit them for the rest of their lives; these included the ability to learn independently and evaluate their own work. In addition to this they have gained a large number of UCAS points which are used to help allocate places in Universities. We are very proud of the students’ achievement and know that the whole process will be an excellent experience for their progression to Sixth Form and beyond. This year a number of Year 10s are undertaking the qualification, in both English and Science. The science students are researching and performing experiments in order to produce scientific papers on the general subject of genetics. Some of the aspects being investigated by the students include how genetic and environmental factors affect an individual’s school grades and how genetic modification of bacteria can be used to benefit medical research and the agricultural industry. The English students began by studying loneliness which has led them on to topics such as monsters, fear and social class. This year’s results are credit to the hard work put in by both Mr Day, Mr Quinn and, of course, the girls. We are confident that the present English students, as well the Science students supported by Miss Blyth and Mrs Scanlon, will replicate the achievement this year.

Art Trip On the 24th March, all the Year 10 Art GCSE students are going on a field trip to Aldeburgh. Here they will be observing the famous Scallop situated on the beach of Aldeburgh that was sculpted by Maggie Hamblin- and was inspired by the operas of Benjamin Britten. The students will sketch the scenery of Aldeburgh to gain inspiration for their final piece in their topic- Oceans.

What a Mastermind! The winner of our annual school Book Mastermind competition, Eloise Cairns, went through to represent our school at the School Library Service Book Mastermind Area Final. This was held at Thomas Gainsborough High School in Great Cornard. Eloise chose to answer questions about the book “Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief” by Rick Riordan, as well as participating in a General Knowledge round. Altogether, approximately 30 schools took part in the Area Finals, with 8 pupils making it through to the County Final. Eloise put in a fantastic performance and with 26 points won her Area Final, and will therefore go on to represent our school in the County Final. Good luck Eloise!

Red Nose Day at Hadleigh High School Our School always makes a big effort to support charities such as Comic Relief. This year we had a cake sale and charity gig which saw performances from ‘Hollie and Harry’ and Zoe Lewis, an ex pupil. It was organised by year 10 Health and social care students and Miss Macdonald. Recently the students have had a large amount of coursework which has lead up to this event. The students fully took control of the event and planned it all themselves including refreshments, tickets and finance. They decided that because many of them have experienced the effect of Alzheimer’s in their families they would also raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. Around 50 people watched and it was a very successful and well organised event.

Photos show the work proceeding on the new power transmission project presently going through Layham, perhaps showing what a massive project this is! Photography John G.

Year 11 Mock Interviews On the 26th February and 5th March all Year 11 pupils had the opportunity to experience a real life interview with a local employer. Prior to the interview the students created CVs and composed a letter to the interviewer explaining why they wanted the job. There were approximately 10 interviewers in total, including an ex nurse, a police officer, a representative from the Babergh District Council, a ambassador from Celotex and a spokesperson from Copella Apple juice. All the students said they enjoyed taking part in the day and found it very helpful.

Production As always the school hosted an amazing production and this year it was ‘Guys and Dolls.’ The performance was a sell out on all three nights when audiences came to see the amazing acting that our school can produce. The main leads were performed by Sophie Gurden as Sgt. Sarah Brown, Adam Earl as Sky Masterson, Luke McGhee as Nathan Detroit and Bethan Garrity as Adelaide. We all look forward to an amazing performance next year.

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Winter Sports With the winter sporting season drawing to a close, the success of the school’s sports teams is clear to see. Possibly the biggest success this year has been the Year 10 hockey team, which has been unbeaten all season. The Year 11 hockey team has also had a good season, losing only 2 games. This is an incredible achievement as it is actually made up of many Year 9 and 10s. The Year 9 rugby team has been very successful, winning the Suffolk Plate. The team has now progressed to the Final of the Plate for Eastern Counties where the students will play the plate winners from Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. The Year 8 rugby team has also advanced to the next round of their tournament, and the 10 and 11 sides are yet to know. After a brilliant year last year, the Year 10 netball team was promoted into the A league. The students have come up against some strong opponents, but have still managed to pull out some wins!

A Clever production! On the 11th march Year 9 students watched an innovative production of Romeo and Juliet by the touring company Box Clever. The students found it was very interesting, and contemporary in style, which made it more enjoyable. The play was done on a very simple set, only a red sofa, which all the students found effective in the way they used it to represent a variety of places ranging from Juliet’s balcony to the Capulet tomb. The students said that the characters were friendly and very chatty before they performed, and found their comments in the is workshop thatonline followedfrom interesting and2010 educational. VAT moving April

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RNLI Life Savers - the Hadleigh Branch The Branch Committee would like to thank all those who attended the Wine Tasting at Hadleigh Town Hall on 15 February. The event raised a net Branch record of £1100 all of which will go to saving lives at sea. The young experts from Colchester Wine Company made a light hearted presentation of some very enjoyable wine. The Committee would also like to thank all who helped organize the evening and extend a very special thanks to Mark David of The Cooking Experience the Hadleigh Cookery School, for his expert culinary support which produced an excellent meal and to Smugglers Catering for their puddings. Looking forward there will be a Street Collection outside Morrisons in Hadleigh on the 25th May and a Summer Concert with the Ipswich Community Light Orchestra will be held at St Mary’s Church, Hadleigh, on 15 June at 7.30 pm. Tickets will be available later in the year from Keith Avis Newsagents, High Street, Hadleigh; Adnams Cellars, also in the High Street, Hadleigh; St Mary’s Church Office (open Tuesday to Friday inclusive from 10.00 to 12.00); tickets will also be available for reservation by telephone on 01473 823570 or 01206 265967. Your support is vital to us and much appreciated. We need your help and anyone interested in working with our Branch is invited to contact the Chairman at or by telephone on 01473 823570. Come and help us save lives by fund raising John Baxter, Publicity Secretary RNLI Hadleigh Branch Tel 01206 265967

Open Days in Hadleigh to help those with hearing loss One in six people in UK have a hearing problem, and if you think this sounds familiar there is a special event taking place in Hadleigh. Hearing tests and professional advice are being made available free of charge this week to encourage people to take that first step. Local hearing care specialists, The Hearing Care Centre, have a hearing centre within the Health Centre, Market Hadleigh audiologist Michael Shade Place, Hadleigh. They will be with a patient holding a series of free ‘Hearing Care Open Days’ between 9am and 5pm on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd April 2013. All services are available by appointment only. This event is in no way related to the NHS. Managing Director Karen Finch, who is a Qualified Hearing Aid Audiologist said, “By holding events such as these we hope to encourage those people who have been thinking for a while about having a hearing test, and just haven’t got round to it. “The longer hearing loss is left, the quicker it will become worse.” The event is by appointment only by calling 0800 096 2637.

News from St Mary’s School Nursery Places for September Do you have a child who was born between April and August 2010 and will turn 3 during the summer? Children have Government funding to attend Nursery from the term after they turn three. We would be delighted to show you our Nursery! Come and visit our creative and stimulating Foundation Stage where your child can learn through a range of interesting and exciting activities. We have a unique learning environment where children flourish and develop at their own rate supported by skilful staff and older children. The Early Years Foundation Stage at St Mary’s has the ECAT standard (Every Child a Talker) in recognition of how communication skills are developed. Our Early Years Foundation Stage is recognised externally for excellent practice and our Reception Teacher, a Leading Practitioner for the Local Authority, receives many visits from teachers from other schools who wish to improve their understanding of high quality Early Years education. If you would like to arrange a visit, please call the school office on 01473 823268. What a busy month at St Mary’s! The spring term is flying by! Beech and Rowan classes have enjoyed a lovely trip to Ipswich Museum to support their topic on Ancient Egypt. They had the chance to touch and study genuine artefacts from Ancient Egypt and they made clay shabtis, models of servants that would have been buried with the Pharaoh. Also, the children created their own Egyptian gods using different animals. The children enjoyed learning about the seasons of the Nile and the use of canopic jars as part of the mummification process. Thanks to all the adults who supported the children on the trip – it was a great learning experience! Elm class invited parents in for class Worship and taught us all about Mother’s Day. The children had great fun planning the assembly and preparing writing and art work. They sang a song for their mums and read out some lovely prayers. We heard all about why mums and grandmas are so important to us. The children had designed lots of new inventions to make life at home easier. It was a very touching assembly with lots of mums and grandmas watching proudly! We were also pleased to welcome lots of mums and grandmas into school for two well attended Mother’s Day lunches. There was a very busy atmosphere and the children enjoyed spending lunch time with their guests! The whole school had great fun during a day of circus skills workshops! Jebb from Shooting Stars Circus Skills spent the day with us and each class had a session in which they experienced some of the skills and training of different circus acts. This training emphasised the importance of healthy active lifestyle and is a way that St Mary’s are continuing and promoting the Olympic legacy. The training helped children to develop skills, such as concentration, retention, conceptual understanding and selfawareness, which can be transferred to a social setting and applied to more conventional learning situations in the core subjects. Above all, it was lots of fun and the children were engaged and excited! After half term, the whole school participated in a fun French theme week. The children were involved in a variety of activities, including French cooking and menus, role-playing, reading play scripts of famous films in French, writing profiles and learning songs. The children in the upper years were very lucky to have support from a teacher from Hadleigh high School. At the end of the week, each class shared their work with the rest of the school in a special assembly. Thanks to all the adults who helped during the week!

Red Nose Day was lots of fun! The children dressed in red and wrote jokes on a joke board at the school entrance. The children in the Early Years and Key Stage 1 participated in a Red Nose talent show, featuring singing, dancing and jokes! Altogether, the school raised almost £150 for Comic relief. Well done to all the children who have represented the school at sporting activities recently, such as the multi-skills festival at Hadleigh High School and the netball tournament at The Royal Hospital School. We were very pleased with their excellent team work and positive behaviour! We wish everybody a lovely, relaxing Easter break!

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We are planning to hold a home made cake sale on Friday morning of the 10th May - the proceeds of which will go to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. If you would like to donate - i.e. cakes, sausage rolls, scones, rock cakes, cup cakes, etc. etc. we would be extremely grateful for your help. A reminder will be in the next edition of the Community News. Despite the bad weather you continue to support us in our bid to help as many organisations as we can in the local area. A big thank you to everyone. Local organisations recently helped:HADLEIGH Hanging Baskets of Hadleigh Gymastics, Ipswich LAYHAM AND SHELLEY Angel Court Travelling Expenses Hadleigh Loyalty Scheme Bildeston Primary School tree seat Advert for Community Bus Marie Curie Nurses Had. United Wolves Football Club Polly Bell to climb M.Kilimanjaro Staging for United Reform Church St Mary's Church, Raydon Hadleigh Elderly Welfare Committee We are now on Facebook!



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Recently Babergh’s full Council discussed and approved a proposal that a vacant piece of land in Lady Lane (just up from The Green) be transferred to a Registered Provider (of Social Housing) and that a four bedroom house be built possibly with a capital contribution from the Council. At no time were we given an estimate of the land value. Nor were there figures to indicate the financial implications of the proposal. I dislike giving approvals when I am not aware of the potential price tags. Similarly we were not told why the Council was ignoringHADLEIGH itsLAYHAM own policy which states that the AND SHELLEY greatest need in the housing market is for small (one and two bedroom) and medium sized (three bedroom) houses. If we built two two bedroom houses we could then relocate two families who no longer need their four bedroom houses – their children having flown the nests. Joined up thinking was not in evidence that day. On the one hand we were being asked to approve a scheme for a four bedroom house. On the other long term Hadleigh residents are being encouraged to move from their “empty nests” to smaller housing elsewhere. It LAYHAM is not AND theSHELLEY first time that policies have been pursued without regard to local needs. One department is busy implementing under occupancy penalties and another does nothing constructive to reduce its incidence. The paper presented never mentioned why the Council thought there was a need for more four bedroom social housing accommodation in Hadleigh. The Babergh Development Framework Core Strategy (2011- 2031) Submission Draft is quite clear as to perceived housing demand. What is the point of having policies and then ignoring them? I have asked about the intended Registered Provider and why it was so important that they are the recipient of this particular property. National Mushroom Day is not until October, but I have the feeling that I am being kept in the dark and covered with opprobrium.


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The Feast of the Annunciation to Mary Monday 8 April, 7.30pm High Mass Proceeds will enable St Mary’s Church to be alive Annual Parochial Meeting and active inChurch the community Thursday 11 April, 7.30pm in St Mary's FROGS (Friends of God) After School activity club for primary school children Wednesday 17 April 6-7.15pm ART EXHIBITION 20-27 April each day 10am to 5pm Music at lunchtime Monday, Wednesday & Friday 1-1.15pm See advert elsewhere A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC by Hadleigh High School Friday 26 April, 7pm Entrance on the door or by ticket Tickets £5 (under 18s free)

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Common Spring Injuries – Are You Suffering? Finally the weather is showing promising signs that spring really is on the way... Hurrah! For many of us, the small rise in temperature is all we need to feel more active and energetic, coaxing us outside and into the fresh air. For some of us, that means starting the running you put off all winter or joining that local sports club to get fit. For others, it may mean you can finally get out into your garden and begin prepping for the summer ahead. Whatever you find yourself doing outside, there is a whole host of common injuries that you can guarantee will affect all of us at some point over the next few months. Whilst those partaking in sporting activities may suffer from sports-related injuries such as tight and pulled muscles from over-exercising or not cooling down correctly, shin splints or ankle injuries, the majority of us going about our everyday lives are still subject to an aching back from carrying children, tight shoulders from hours of weeding or niggling pains from an old injury. The good news is you don’t have to suffer with these problems! Sports massage is designed to loosen tight, sore or injured muscles allowing the body to repair and relax and allowing you to become comfortable again. Why not book yourself in for a sports massage with SMART MASSAGE and feel the benefits for yourself? To discuss your aches and pains and find out how sports massage could help you, call Kelly Tennick Dip.SM EEBW on 07722 521 114.

Art and Music in St Mary’s Church, Hadleigh, Suffolk The annual Art Exhibition is taking place this year between 20th and 27th April inclusive, open daily 10am - 5pm except Sunday 21st 1pm - 5pm. (Schools Day is Thursday). In addition, as a new venture there will be lunch-time organ recitals featuring Hadleigh Organists on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1pm - 1.45pm. Admission: Art Exhibition £1.50. Recitals – free with donations to the Organ Fund welcome.

Can you talk to the animals? Thanks to years of research we know a lot about how animals communicate with each other. Most communication is silent, involving body language and scents that animals leave in the environment. Understanding communication is key to understanding why animals behave as they do, and what we can do about problems with behaviour. Problems with animal behaviour are very common In the UK it is estimated that nearly 140,000 people are bitten by dogs every year. However, behavioural problems are not limited to aggression. Many dogs are anxious when left alone and can become destructive, this is known as separation anxiety. Some dogs have problems with house soiling, and others may be anxious in certain environments, including the vets. Historically, it has been considered that dominance is a factor in dog behaviour. Recent research has shown that the concept of dominance between dogs is outdated and oversimplified. There are other factors to be considered such as the dog’s previous experiences; if they feel threatened by the situation they are in, if there is involvement of important resources. It is important to remember that cats are not small dogs! They have different social structures, and this affects the way they interact with each other and with us. Unlike dogs, most cats are not pack animals and like to have their own space, and if multiple cats have to share the same environment (be that the same house, the same street, or sometimes even the same village!) this can cause behavioural problems including fighting or soiling in the house. These can often be overcome with careful management, but time and patience are needed. Prevention is better than cure Before you even get your new pet, consider the ideal breed, age and size. Different types of dogs have different requirements regarding exercise and the amount of space they require, and their natural behaviours. It is never too early to start basic training and early socialisation of puppies is vital; the more positive experiences your puppy can have at a young age, the more likely they are to become well adjusted adults. Consideration needs to be given to their vaccinations when taking them out. When determining the causes of behavioural problems it is vital that medical causes are ruled out Changes in behaviour can be seen with hormone related conditions (such as thyroid conditions), with neurological disease (especially those affecting the brain), and with any illness or injury that causes pain. If you are concerned about your pet’s behaviour then your vet should be your first port of call for advice. Often vets will work in conjunction with trained behaviourists to help you manage the problem. Treatment for behavioural problems usually centres on behaviour modification by training techniques, but can also involve medication and various behaviour and training aids. 96 High Street, Hadleigh, IP7 5EN Telephone 01473 822704

Pub at The Hart of the community The White Hart is situated in the centre of the Picturesque village of Boxford. It is famous for being the birthplace of the legendary “Wall of Death” motorcycle rider Tornado Smith and also the burial place of his companion, the Lioness “Briton” who rode with him in the side car. The Wall of Death is still as exciting as ever and is a regular visitor to the pub. The White Hart prides itself on being a traditional village pub serving good beer, excellent food by friendly and helpful staff in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Every Sunday we hold a quiz open to everyone, which is free to enter and guaranteed to test your brains. It starts at 9.30pm and varies from week to week as we have a variety of Quiz Masters. Come along and have a go, it’s all for fun. Every third Monday of the month is Open Mic Night. This is an opportunity for people of all ages and abilities from local and surrounding areas to come along and showcase the musical talent. Our bar manager and resident guitarist Nic will happily accompany anyone who wants to come along and have a go – just give him a ring at the pub a couple of weeks beforehand to let him know what you want him to learn. The Pub is also well known for its Thai Cuisine, offering a wide variety of choice and the option to eat in our restaurant or have a takeaway. We have the Boxford Room which is available for private functions and local group meetings. We will be holding our annual Beer Festival in August and have regular Saturday Music Nights with popular local bands throughout the year. For full details of our events please follow us on Facebook or contact us on 01787 211071

A fresh take on Asian takeaway dishes from Slimming World! Slimmers can treat their tastebuds to a tantalising tour and explore authentic Asian flavours without wavering from their weight-loss goals, says a Yvonne Skinner, a weight loss expert. Yvonne, who runs three Slimming World groups in Hadleigh, says it’s possible to slim down while still enjoying all your favourite takeaway flavours. Yvonne explains that Slimming World’s new recipe book, A Taste of Asia, shows slimmers how to swap their favourite dine-out dishes for healthier versions that are quick and easy to make at home. A Taste of Asia features more than 50 delicious dishes from China, Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia and more, and the recipes include soups and starters as well as meat and vegetable mains and rice and noodle dishes. Yvonne says: “All of the recipes work perfectly with Slimming World’s famous Food Optimising eating plan because they’re packed full of fresh and healthy ingredients, meaning slimmers can cook up a storm and still ensure that they’re smiling at the scales. At Slimming World, our plan encourages slimmers to fill up on healthy, everyday foods that are low in calories yet satisfying, from fruit and veg to pasta and potatoes to lean meat, so they never have to feel hungry or deprived. Being able to eat the food you love without feeling bored or guilty is the key to losing weight and keeping it off for life, and sharing recipes, ideas and advice at a Slimming World group each week really helps members to succeed and reach their target weights.” The fab feasts in A Taste of Asia will help slimmers to recreate some of their favourite meals at home as well as introducing them to new dishes as they cook their way around the east, enjoying recipes from Smoked Salmon Sushi Rolls to Chinese Beef in Black Bean Sauce and Thai Green Vegetable Curry to Singapore Noodles. “Whether you’re looking for an easy everyday idea or an elegant dish for entertaining, there’s bound to be something that suits and whichever dish you choose you’ll definitely fill your kitchen with exciting aromas, sizzling sounds and, most importantly, oodles of flavour. The recipes are so tasty that whether you’re cooking for your family or having people round, no one will be able to believe that they’re eating healthily – and they’re bound to ask for seconds!” Slimming World’s A Taste of Asia is available for £4.95 now from the Hadleigh Slimming World group which is run by Yvonne Skinner every Thursday at 9.30am, 530pm, & 7.30pm at Hadleigh Pool & Leisure. Anyone who’d like to join and find out more about how they can lose weight eating the food they love can pop along to the group or call Yvonne for more information on 07971 921093.




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Toppesfield Bridge Restoration Group Hadleighâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic Toppesfield Bridge, reputedly â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;the finest ancient road bridge in Suffolkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and the oldest still in use, is in a sorry state, as these photographs clearly show. Where once its reassuring solidity blended harmoniously with its natural surroundings, the bridge is now assailed by nature, its outline blurred by an invasion of ivy, moss and weeds, its brickwork dilapidated by the weather, its very presence obscured by decaying trees. Wondering what could be done to rectify this state of affairs, I contacted the Hadleigh Society and asked whether its members might be interested in taking action. I was told that I should address my concerns to Suffolk County Council, which is responsible for the bridgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s maintenance. When I spoke to Stuart Heald, the Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Structures Asset Manager, he replied: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;While I understand your concern over the visual appearance of the bridge, the defects you have raised appear to be superficial and will have little effect on the bridgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s structural stability.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; It may be understandable that the Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s principal concerns are the bridgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s integrity and safety rather than its aesthetic appeal, historical significance and value as a tourist attraction. If we wish to preserve our lovely townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heritage, however, should they not all be ours? The purpose of this article is therefore to invite all those disconcerted by the degradation of Toppesfield Bridge to volunteer their knowledge, skills, time and, above all, enthusiasm to a restoration project. The project will involve liaising with English Heritage (the bridge being Grade II* listed) and the Environment Agency, which is responsible for the upkeep and safety of Englandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s waterways, as well as with Suffolk Council, to devise an architecturally respectful, economically viable and ecologically responsible plan before physically putting it into action. According to Mr Heald, the Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s backing is already assured: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I would be happy to support you in the improvement of the visual appearance of the bridge.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; So with the accumulation of the necessary clearances and requisite funds, the appropriate materials and know-how, a generous helping of goodwill and a healthy measure of elbow grease, a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Toppesfield Bridge Restoration Groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; might render our community a noticeable and lasting service â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and this at a time when forces apparently beyond our control threaten to compromise the time-honoured integrity of the town. Whether you are experienced in restoration or simply want to lend a hand removing weeds, ring Joseph Laredo on 829743 or email and be part of a community project to make Toppesfield Bridge a landmark for us all to be proud of.

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Schools Cover Competition for Hadleigh Show – Saturday 18 May 2013 A warm welcome awaited the Judges of the Hadleigh Show Catalogue cover competition at Hintlesham Golf Club on a snowy March evening. Over 200 entries had been received from 9 local primary schools for this year’s competition, with children between the ages of 4 and 11 submitting colourful and creative pictures on the theme of ‘Spring at the Hadleigh Show’. The judges for the 2013 competition were Mr Andrew Macdonald (Head Teacher of Langham Primary School), Mrs Nicola Currie (Chairman of Hadleigh Farmers Agricultural Association), Dr Rebecca English (Member of the Hadleigh Show Schools Liaison Committee) and Mrs Debbie Roblin of Hintlesham Golf Club. The judges eventually chose a colourful entry from Poppy Bennett of Hadleigh Community Primary School as the winner. Poppy is lucky enough to win a family ticket to the Show, with 30 runners up all winning childrens tickets. The winning entry will soon be seen on the front cover of the show programme and the runners up will all be on display in the Education Tent on show day. HFAA Schools liaison officer, Mrs Julie Girling said “We were thrilled to with the number of entries and the art work was particularly colourful this year. We feel that the winning design accurately caught the family atmosphere of the Hadleigh Show. This year is the 174th Hadleigh Show, and early-bird discounted tickets are now available on-line at or at one of the local selling outlets: Avis Newsagents, Hadleigh, Hollow Trees Farm Shop, Semer, Boxford News, Boxford, Bates Wells & Braithwaite, Sudbury and Hall Farm Shop, Stratford-St-Mary.

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Spring was definitely in the air this morning at Suffolk and Essex Small Animal Welfare in Stoke Road, Leavenheath. The girls were busy, sorting more goodies for the next Jumble Sale on Saturday 20th April, at the Stevenson Centre in Cornard. While they worked, I went outside to see one of my new doggy friends, Trixie, a brindle Staffy. She is less than two years old and loves going out for walks with the volunteers, but she hates being in kennels and longs for a new owner to give her lots of cuddles. Another recent canine pal, Charlie, is Trixie a very friendly three year old Collie/Staffy cross. He is neutered and desperately wants to be with people - Dawn says he is in danger of losing his tail if he wags it much more. You know I get on with all the animals that come to SESAW for help (including the cats!) but I particularly want to see these two re-homed because they have so much to give. They both became homeless through no fault of their own, (Trixie was due to be put down) and yet they bear no grudge. Some of our supporters are planting seeds and preparing cuttings ready for the Leavenheath Open Gardens day on Sunday 23rd June. The sun is still shining so I’ll help by digging up the garden. I must find that bone a well wisher brought in last week. Thank you to all the kind people who still ask after me, Kenny (The Boss) Chihuahua.

Ebony’s Blog My life at The Shelley Centre Easter is now behind us and we are looking forward to a busy summer term at The Centre. Having had a chance to look over our Events Calendar during the break I noticed something new, well new to me that is, which is a Pony Day scheduled to be held on Saturday 27th April. Well, being my usual self I plugged into the electrical circuitry and sure enough heard Lyn talking to one of our maintenance team about this. Normally, with our younger Riders, when they come to The Centre they will briefly be able to greet their pony and then start their ride but, as time is of the essence, primarily due to School commitments with riding taking place during the week, this limits their opportunities to engage with the other Riders and those around them. However, the idea behind Pony Day is that they will get to choose a pony and then take responsibility for it for the day: they will have plenty of time to groom, muck out, clean tack and then if all is well either ride in the Arena or perhaps go out for a hack This exercise has benefits for every one, including me because I can just watch (Well that’s my plan) whilst everyone else does the work……Oh bliss! Obviously, it will involve our Helpers who already have a good relationship with their Riders but, will also provide parents and carers with a chance to become involved too thus helping with the bonding of pony, Rider, Helper parent and carer and there may well be a delicious barbeque for everyone to enjoy too! I have written before that I see our Riders as part of “The Shelly Centre Family” and an event such as Pony Day will be like a family day out and for the Herd a chance to spend some quality time with their Riders: I just hope Charlie is on his best behaviour on the day! Another thing I noticed in our forthcoming events is the Countryside Walk in aid of The Centre, and this will take place on Sunday 05th May so why not come along and enjoy a good day out taking in the scenery in a leisurely way as well as taking some exercise. You can make it even more worthwhile by getting friends and neighbours to sponsor you. The walk takes a circular route starting between 10 - 11am from The Centre, and in distance is between 5 to 8 miles in all: I’m sure there will be an interesting refreshment stop somewhere on the way! If you would like to join us contact The Centre or email for details. If you have not yet been to The Centre and are curious about me this could be your chance to find out – do I exist? Website: Telephone: 01473 824172

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Rise ‘n’ Shine Toddler Group We are writing in this edition of the Community News to bring everyone up to date on the status of Rise’n’ Shine. As most people will now know we have had to take an enforced break due to the building work at the Ansell Centre. We had originally believed that we would only need to take a break for a couple of weeks but on inspecting the centre on a weekly basis for a number of weeks we were not happy that the building was in a condition that would be safe for the children to play in. Unfortunately we have had to check on a weekly basis so notifying people has been tricky; we would therefore like to thank everyone for their patience with this unfortunate situation. We do not want to put anyone at risk so we hope you will appreciate why we have had to take the decision to take this break. We did investigate alternative venues but it was hard to find a suitable venue for any length of time and no venue had the storage facilities that we require for the toys. We also found out that our insurance was not transferable to another venue. We are hoping to be back up and running after the Easter Holidays but would advise people to check with the Brett River Children’s Centre nearer the time, we will aim to have some posters up there. In other news, we have been looking at ways to refresh some of the toys which are coming to the end of their life and plan to put in a couple of bids for funding and have been discussing with the children’s centre on how they can support the group better in future and also how we can get people from the community more involved, so we hope that once we are back up and running that we can develop the group further. If you have any ideas or would have any interest in being involved then we would love to hear them. We look forward to seeing everyone after Easter

THANKS AGAIN TO CANTERBURY HOUSE Both the Ansell Luncheon Club and the Wednesday Lunch Club would like to thank Matthew Scarlett and everyone at Canterbury House for continuing to provide such delicious lunches during the refurbishment of the Ansell Centre. Matthew has kindly agreed to extend their hospitality during April, but both lunch clubs plan to be back home in the Ansell Centre for May.

SKYFALL (12A) FRIDAY 12th APRIL at 7.30 pm “Welcome to Hadleigh, Mr Bond”. This Oscar winning James Bond film arrives for your pleasure. In this superb story, voted by critics as the best film yet, Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. It includes breath-taking effects and superb performances from Daniel Craig and Judi Dench.

ROUND IRELAND WITH A FRIDGE (PG) FRIDAY 26th APRIL at 7.30 pm Tony Hawks stars as himself in this film, based on his book of the same name which has sold 500,000 copies worldwide. After accepting a drunken bet that he would travel round Ireland with a fridge, he sets off with his unconventional travelling companion. This is an offbeat film which is great fun and shows wonderful Irish humour throughout. Hitch hiking around the Emerald Isle with a fridge may seem ridiculous, but it works surprisingly well in this good natured comedy. Admission costs remain at £ 3.50 for adults and £ 2.50 for an accompanied child when appropriate. We hope that our films will be returning to the Ansell Centre very soon following major refurbishments to both kitchen and toilets. It is likely that “Skyfall” will be shown in the URC church (next to the Centre) and “Round Ireland with a Fridge” in the Ansell Centre. Coming soon: LES MISERABLES, ARGO and QUARTET

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Rotary Review CLUB ACTIVITIES: The 35th Charter Anniversary lunch took place at The Swan Hotel, Lavenham on the last Thursday in February and with nearly 60 guests it was deemed a great success. During the afternoon a raffle was held in support of Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign raising a grand total of £320.00. Many thanks to everyone who contributed so generously and also to the Swan which provided the star prize of a lunch for two. END POLIO NOW: Let us tell you a little more about this. Since 1985 the World Health Organisation has been trying to free the world of polio with the support of Governments, Rotary International, which became involved from the outset, and more recently the Bill Gates Foundation. Rotary has been at the forefront of providing money and helpers for the many vaccination camps which have been held throughout the third world. In 1985 there were 350,000 cases of polio each year, mainly children, in 125 countries.The instance of new cases has been reduced by 99% and there are now only 3 countries left where the virus is still fully active - Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. It is obvious that in these countries the vaccination programme is very much hampered by war, politics and religious prejudice but the campaign goes on. Teams, including Rotarians, are active in all these countries working under very difficult conditions but gradually winning the battle. For the first time ever helpers at a vaccination camp were killed in Pakistan but this will not stop the work. The good news is that in 2012 there were no new cases of polio in India so that, at long last it is very close to being declared Polio Free. If you wish to help this great cause there will be a collecting box on the Rotary stand at the May Show which this year will be in the Chamber of Commerce tent. SPEAKERS: there were no speakers during this period but members did enjoy an evening reminiscing over the Club's photographic archives. FUTURE PROGRAMME: April 4th Annual General Meeting, April11th Speaker, April 18th Speaker, April 25th Speaker For all information relating to this Club please visit Rotary Club of Hadleigh website or ring Rotarian Alan Williams tel 01473 830229

Greener Hadleigh At the time of writing, a date for the Spring litter pick has not been set, although it will probably be in mid-April. If you are interested in being involved please contact Jane at the Idler Bookshop in the High Street or email Seeing some of the litter thrown onto our roads, verges and into hedges there are a lot of drinks cans amongst the general litter. Cans, bottles and plastic in particular can be a danger to humans and animals and last a very long time in the environment. We have become used to recycling through the blue bins and recycling banks, it is worth remembering some reasons. Apart from reducing the amount that goes into landfill, mining aluminium creates environmental damage and takes a lot of energy to produce, but at least 80% of that energy can be saved by recycling - and it can be done many times. Plastic comes from petro-chemicals, and therefore a very finite resource. If you are planning plants for pots or your garden please remember to attract and protect bees and other pollinating insects - native wildflowers such as cornflower, cowslips, foxglove, the daisy family, thrift and poppy are some examples - and preferably no insecticides please. For your Diary: Sunday the 2nd June is the date for The Big Lunch this year. It was started as an idea about five years ago by the Eden Project to encourage neighbours to get together and last year coincided with the Jubilee weekend. Look at the website: for ideas about food, entertainment and decorations. The Festival of Green Ideas is on the 11th May 10.00-5.00 at the Friends Meeting House, 39 Fonnereau Road, Ipswich. Entrance free. Celebration of Community covering diverse topics from composting to climate change - there is even a Fair Trade/local food café. 01473 257649 Be Green - shop and eat local - reduce, reuse, recycle

Poets Corner D.I.Y. Some folk’s can’t stand spiders, Creepy crawlies and other things much worse, But what I hate is decorating to me it is a curse. You’ll have to rub that door down – that crack up there will show I know you like the colour but the carpet just won’t go. I’ve read the paint instructions, one coat will cover so they say But you end up painting two coats so it takes another day! And now the job is finished Of your achievements you’re proud and glad But as you look around you – why are the other rooms looking so bad! G. V. Lindsay-Allen

Ipswich Building Society Supporting Your Community Easter Holiday Competition Due to popular demand last Easter, Children in Hadleigh are invited to take part in another ‘Spot the Window’ competition with a difference, and have a chance to win a delicious Easter egg courtesy of Ipswich Building Society. From Saturday 30th March - Saturday 13th April twelve businesses in Hadleigh will be placing an ‘unusual object’ in their window for youngsters to identify. Open to children up to 15 years of age, entry forms are available from Ipswich Building Society at 94 High Street. Entrants are asked to return the form by 12pm on Saturday 13th April when all correct entries will be entered into the draw for an Easter egg. Good luck! Sponsors of Hadleigh Swimming Club Gala We sponsored the Hadleigh Swimming Club’s East Suffolk Novice Gala on Saturday 16th February. Alex Deal, Customer Adviser of Ipswich Building Society, who volunteers as Head Coach for Hadleigh swimming club, helped to organise this event. The event was hosted by Hadleigh and the visiting teams were Lowestoft & Oulton Broad, Felixstowe, Halstead and Leiston. A great evening was had by all and Alex was pleased to confirm the Hadleigh squad won!

The Hadleigh Historian The front and back covers of Issue 15 The Hadleigh Historian show the treasure of Hadleigh Archive, a The Hadleigh Historian charter of King Henry VI together with its Issue 15 April - May 2013 Price £3 seal dated 1432, a valuable document in the prolonged proceedings when the people of Hadleigh obtained the right to run the market. The market rights and buildings had been under manorial control since 1252 and in order to administer them what was later to become Hadleigh Market Feoffment Charity was established, which still manages the Guildhall-Town Hall Complex. As well as penning the words on Rowland Taylor’s memorial of 1818, Nathan Drake, a physician who lived in Benton Street, published two volumes of verse Winter Nights in 1820. One poem is entitled ‘Mary of Hadleigh’, in which he romances the story then known concerning Mary Balls and her husband Theodore Paleologus. Alas for Drake, his imagination got the better of him and his version is pure fiction. Now the whole story has been investigated and is told in ‘Women of Hadleigh’, of Mary who was born here in 1576, her Italian husband with the Greek sounding name and his claim to the throne of the Byzantine Empire. Millie Goulbourn contributes her second piece to The Hadleigh Historian, this time reflecting her interest in medical people of Hadleigh. She has established a huge database of details going back to the 13th century and first on the list and subject of her article is Robert de Cysteine, rector of Hadleigh (circa 12811305) who was also the king’s physician. A new series starts called ‘From the British School log book’. After 1862, head teachers were obliged to keep a record of events inside and outside the school that had direct or indirect effect on the usual conduct of the establishment. The British School was opened about 1832, transferred to new premises at the back of the Market Place in 1863 and continued until its closure in 1901. (This building now forms the Ansell Centre.) A log book covering the period 1871 to 1899 has survived in which four headmasters recorded the comings and goings of teaching staff, school closures, pupil absenteeism and dealings with parents as well as progress in work and, on some occasions, their own feelings about attitudes and circumstances in the town. The first article in the series looks at teaching staff, the difficulties that masters worked under and their encouragement of boys with potential to become teachers themselves. The Hadleigh Historian Issue 15 (April-May 2013) priced £3.00 is available at Avis Newsagents and Idler Bookshop in Hadleigh and from Hollow Trees Farm Shop in Semer. Sue Andrews

Local girl Flora wins at Crufts! Flora (Lavander Hula Girl) a golden retriever puppy bred and owned by Val and David Lavender of Friars Farm House, Coram Street, Hadleigh won the Special Puppy and Bitch class at Crufts 2013 on Saturday 9th March. An unbelievable achievement, a dream come true with such high entries for this very popular breed. A very special day for us especially with Lucy there to support us. Thank you Flora! You are so dearly loved along with with your mother Lily and our special Fern. Val Lavender

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Hadleigh & District Garden Club Our A.G.M. was held on 11th March on a simply dreadful evening of bitterly cold wind, snow and ice, so predictably the attendance was low and our admiration goes out to those brave souls who came but didn;t actually have to! Thank you very much indeed for your loyalty and I hope to meet you in better weather in future months. The annual review was given by our President John Rye, followed by reports from the Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary after which the election of officers and the committee took place. The existing committee were re-elected en-bloc. My thanks go to all the committee who agreed to carry on in their present positions and have worked so hard in the past year and before. Thanks also to a new member who bravely came to support us and offered some useful observations about the future - thanks Sid! After some refreshments the evening concluded rather earlier than usual as everyone was keen to get home. Now we are all ready for our new programme and hopefully a year of more garden friendly weather. Meetings to look forward to in this new season include visits to Peter Beales Nursery (Roses) and Hyde Hall (RHS), talks on fruit growing, willow weaving for gardens and carnations, to name a few. Please do come along and hear for yourselves, the next meeting is on 8th April, Johnathan Jukes will be talking about Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum. Ruth Allen 822323

Wardrobe Weeding: Weeding a garden breaks your back but weeding a wardrobe breaks your heart. Expert in both, Liz Wilson, was concentrating on the latter at the last Fidelis meeting. Liz was well aware that everyone has items of great sentimental value hidden away in the depths of their cupboards never to see the light of day. However, she was quick to stress that it is the worn out, out-dated, wrong sized clothes, shoes and bags to which we cling so fervently that clog up the rails and shelves and need â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;weedingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; out. There was an abundance of helpful tips, suggestions and psychological ruses to help the ladies recognise and keep the wearable part of their wardrobe but dispense with the rest. The talk concluded with sound advice for creating a multi-purpose basic wardrobe which would suit every occasion and pocket. It was a most enjoyable, helpful and strangely comforting evening knowing that almost everyone in the room could re-stock C & A if the store ever decided to return to the high street. Thanks to Lizâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sound advice the actual beneficiaries will be the local charity shops and our overcrowded wardrobes. And Then The Dark was a thrilling, chilling story which successfully scared the living daylights of most of the audience within the first few minutes of opening. How skilfully the cast from the New Wolseyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in-house drama group kept the mystery and suspense going right until the very end. Sound effects and lighting were hugely influential in creating imaginary shadows, blood curdling screams and the timely passing of an express train. An unusual tale of mystery, murder and mayhem which was much enjoyed by all. Jan Devey




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Hadleigh Gardens Personal Thoughts Last month I was hoping for some sunshine, and I am afraid that we have not seen much of that. In fact since I wrote the last column I have got very little work done outside, and the weather forecasts at the moment are not pointing to much of an improvement, however by mid April the ground temperature will be up from its present 5 Cel to about 9 Cel, and everything will be growing well. In the greenhouse lots of seeds have been sown and germinated, and I am getting short of space. Amid the gloom we have had one or two brighter days, and been able to walk around and admire the crocuses. Some varieties of crocus will seed around if they like the conditions, and I have got crocuses growing in my lawn, and in the cracks between the stones of my paths, places where I definitely did not plant them. Weather Record In February at Kersey there were 26 mm (1.0") of rain, which is about half the average rainfall, however we have had a similar amount in the first few days of March. The 3 month figure was 160 mm (6.3") which is close to average. In February the maximum temperature was 10 Cel (50F), and the minimum was -2 Cel (28F), both of which are typical. In my garden the ground temperature at writing is 5 Cel (37F) , which is about normal for mid March. Open Gardens A bit more chance to see other interesting gardens this month Sun 7th April, Blakenham Woodland Garden, Little Blakenham,IP8 4LZ Tues 9th April, Woodwards, Blacksmiths Lane Coddenham, Ipswich IP6 9TX Fri 19th April, Horkesley Hall, Little Horkesley,Colchester,CO6 4DB Sat 20th April, Tudor Roost 18 Frere Way, Fingringhoe, Colchester CO5 8BP Sun 21st April, Tudor Roost 18 Frere Way, Fingringhoe, Colchester CO5 8BP Sun 21st April, East Bergholt Place,East Bergholt,Colchrster,CO7 6UP Hints April is the month for sowing hardy annuals direct in the ground. This is an under used method of filling a garden with colour, which does not require a greenhouse. Just make sure the soil is nice and crumbly and sow the seed in lines so that you know which plants are seedlings, and which are weeds. Then thin them out when they have got a few leaves. If you have children why not encourage them to help you do this on a small patch. For this I would suggest calendula, dwarf sunflower, or nasturtiums, since all have larger seeds that are easy to handle, and make a good splash of colour. In addition nasturtiums will grow in quite poor soil. April is also the peak month for sowing vegetable seeds. it is correct for almost everything. The exceptions are the few things that want it bit more heat like courgettes, french beans, and runner beans, and even then for the beans you can get an early start by sowing seed in pots in a greenhouse or cold frame for planting out mid May onwards. Unless things improve very quickly the problem is going to be getting the ground ready to receive them. Seeds do best in a nice crumbly soil that is warm and moist without being saturated, and at the moment that is going to be difficult to achieve. The beans need plenty of moisture in the soil to give optimum yield so now is the time to improve the soil where they are going to be planted with any compost or other moisture retaining material that you have available. If you have nothing better burying shredded newspapers would help. My father in law always did this and usually had a good crop. Good Gardening, John Rye

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Dear Sir To compete with Morrisons the High Street must be made competive, and as convenient. The solution is to widen the pavements, make it one way with the return along Magdalene Road and have lots of "herring bone" parking bays. Then have trolleys and trolley parks along the High Street so it becomes a sort of linear supermarket. I put this idea to Nick Ridley, but he poo pooed it! Procter Naylor

Dear Sir Having read your article on Kersey Mill, I felt compelled to write in! I am now 76 years old and when I was fifteen I worked for Mr Robert Partridge. He kept pigs in the first buildings on the left as you entered the Mill. It was a wonderful building and the water was got from the stream at the back. Good to see that there is new owners which will keep the old Mill alive, well done. I do not support the new supermarkets coming into Hadleigh, you can put it all down to greed. I thought the people in Hadleigh would not support the concept. Come on Hadleigh support the locals all you can. I have lived in New Zealand since 1961 and we have been taken over by big supermarket chains and the small grocer has gone and the good old butcher nearly gone. I like reading the Hadleigh Community News but not many of the old names come to the fore. Out of interest my mother and father also ran the gas works Thats when Hadleigh folks were Suffolk folks! John Betts, New Zealand

Dear Sir I would like through our HCN to sing very loud and clear, the praises of our wonderful, taken all too much for granted, Hadleigh Health Centre and Pharmacy. The Doctors, nurses and staff: (Not all Angels have wings). I rang The Health Centre on Monday 11th March, apologising; but due to the adverse weather my Eve would not be able to keep her appointment. The lady on the phone suggested would a home visit be necessary. Yes please, but not an emergency. Dr Croot called just after mid day. Having established the situation, Dr Croot felt an ambulance was called for. Dr Croot rang requesting an ambulance, insisting she would stay until an ambulance arrived. Having seen, with television making and dramatizing only the bad side of ambulance response times, for it seems television and the press gloat in bad news. I asked Dr Croot. What would you like for tea! We had an ambulance at the

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house in under twenty minutes. With the paramedics making Eve comfortable, she’s safely on her way to Ipswich hospital. What a wonderful and rewarding job you ladies and gentlemen have. I rang BBC Look East, (Tuesday 12th) praising our Health Centre, and the efficiency of our Ambulance Service, the Paramedics, and Ipswich Hospital. The lady on the phone took my names and phone number in a somewhat anatomical way; saying someone would be in touch. (not at all reassuring or convincing.) Needless to say, no surprises, no one did. Perhaps they considered me to be a one off crank, maybe they’re right. Praising our Health Service, Ambulance Service and Paramedics, was made blatantly obvious not something Look East wanted to hear! WELL I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU. TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU. The moaners and groaners: If you can find a better (for all its faults) FREE Health Centre anywhere in the world, don’t keep it to yourselves, let us all know. Ron Chandler

Dear Sir Hadleigh Town Council – Council Tax Precept This letter is for information for residents of Hadleigh following changes to the Council Tax Benefits system made by the government. Each year Hadleigh Town Council requests a Precept amount from Babergh District Council based on a figure of ‘equivalent Band D properties’ in the area. The Precept requested by the Town Council is divided out over this figure i.e. if the Precept was £100,000 and there were 4,000 properties each Band D Council Tax amount due would pay £25 per year. Following the changes made this figure has decreased meaning the amount raised, if the Precept remained the same, would be significantly reduced. In 2012/2013 Hadleigh Town Councils Precept was £299,000 with a Council Tax Base of 2891.40 which meant a Band D equivalent amount payable of £103.41. For 2013/2014 Hadleigh Town Council has reduced the amount of Precept requested to £298,468 but the Council Tax Base has been reduced to 2601.38 – effectively a loss of 290 Band D equivalent properties. This would mean a Band D equivalent property would pay £114.73 – an increase of £11.32 per year or the equivalent of 22 pence per week. However for this year the government is allowing Babergh District Council to make up the shortfall by way of a maximum grant of up to £29,460. Unfortunately Hadleigh Town Council has been provided with no guarantee that this grant will be available in future years so it, in turn, cannot guarantee that Council Tax for the town will not increase in 2014/2015. Should there be no grant available then Hadleigh Town Council will either have to reduce its Precept by approximately £30,000 or it will be forced to pass on a significant increase to Council Tax payers. Hadleigh Town Councillors will continue to monitor the situation carefully and will ensure that the Precept is used in the most effective and efficient way for the benefit of the residents of Hadleigh. Mrs Carol A. Bailey, BA(Hons), Town Clerk, Hadleigh Town Council My Apologies - This letter from Hadleigh Town Council should have appeared in the March issue but due to an error on our part was unfortunately omitted. Kelvin Avis

The Kitty Upper Basic School, The Gambia The school which we have been involved with for 5 years is situated in the village of Kitty between the town of Brikama and the Senegal border. The school has about 650 pupils, a mix of boys and girls from both Muslim and Christian backgrounds aged between 11 and 16. The school has 6 ordinary classrooms and a home economics room. Half the children are taught in the morning and the other half in the afternoon. We are trying to raise funds to install a clean water supply into the school as at the moment the only clean water is from a hand pump outside the school compound and is used by the school and the village and water has to be hand carted into the school. We are holding a fund raising concert at the Hadleigh URC Church and a buffet supper on April 27th at 6.30pm. Tickets from the Hadleigh Thrift Shop or by contacting Rosemary or John Walker on 01473 822613 or 07818 094386.

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_ Get involved in Hadleigh Library We need your help and are calling on any local people who might be interested in getting involved and supporting Hadleigh library. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re holding a coffee morning event on Saturday 20th April from 10am to 12pm at the library for anyone interested in joining a Friends of Hadleigh Library group. Hadleigh Library is now run by Suffolkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Libraries IPS, which is an independent and charitable body set up to run all of the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s libraries. Each library is looking to form community groups or Friends groups to ensure the local community has a say in the running of the library and can get involved in supporting it. For more information about the event and the services Hadleigh Library can offer, visit or call the library on 01473 823778. Book Launch Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re delighted to invite you to a book launch on Friday 5th April from 6.30 to 7.30 by local poet Pauline Stainer. Pauline will be reading poems from her eighth book of poetry Tiger Facing the Mist. Pauline is an award-winning poet and President of the Suffolk Poetry Society which is hosting this event. World Book Night Tuesday 23rd April Although as we go to press weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still waiting to find out which books weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be gifting; weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all excited about spreading the love of reading to those that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t normally read. World Book Night is a celebration of reading and books which sees tens of thousands of passionate volunteers gift specially chosen and printed WBN books in their communities to share their love of reading. Books will be distributed on the day from the library. The theme for our Sunday craft this month is Spring! Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hope we can leave those winter chills behind but if not thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always a warm welcome in the library. Sunday staff are busy preparing craft activities for Spring including flowers, birds and baby animals. All craft activities start at 10.30am, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget to pick up a book while youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re here. Babybounce every Thursday from 10am to 10.30am. Join us for songs, rhymes and stories to share with your babies from 0 to 2 years. New DVD releases We have some great new DVD releases available to borrow. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Part 2, Rise of the Guardians, Argo, End of Watch, Great Expectations, The Master; The Hobbit; The Unexpected Journey, Life of Pi, Jack Reacher, Pitch Perfect, Seven Psychopaths and Silver Linings Playbook. Reserve them online at Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 3 Ebooks free? You can also borrow CDs, DVDs and computer games for a small charge â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ask our staff for details. You can use the internet for free in every library too â&#x20AC;&#x201C; our computer system means that you can book in advance to surf the net or just pop in and see if a PC is available.

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Hadleigh Healing Society Lighter evenings and the promise of warmer days to come fills everyone with hope and wellbeing. Just a little sun makes people feel better and puts a smile on their faces. How we all need cheering up after the long hard winter and its problems. Being able to get out into your garden, plant seeds, watch vegetables mature ready for picking and enjoy the fruits of your labour. Such simple pleasures but they do give a lot of satisfaction. There those who cannot enjoy these simple pleasures because they feel life is too hard and what is the point. Life is a struggle. If you feel like this come and talk to us, the healers. We will listen and not make judgement but try to help you. It will be in confidence and we do not charge. Give us a try, many have in the past. Just telephone 01473 823282 or log onto for an appointment. We are having another Clairvoyant Day on Saturday, 6th April 10am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4pm. There will be five mediums who can give a 20 minute private reading for ÂŁ10. If you would like a private reading there are a few appointments left. Please telephone for an appointment.

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Friends of St Mary’s Church, Capel St Mary

Unique Photography Competition (To be judged by the East Anglian Daily Times) A unique photography competition open to all Suffolk and Essex amateur photographers is to be held in Capel St Mary village in April to raise money to help to preserve the fabric of St Mary’s Church for future generations. It is a chance to photograph every aspect, outside and inside, of this beautiful historic church, the oldest building in Capel. St Mary’s is steeped in history. It has been repaired, rebuilt and extended repeatedly over the last 1,000 years, offering scope for a huge variety of photographs. It is also a chance to make a little bit of history. Why is the competition unique? First Prize is a token £25, publication of the photograph in the East Anglian Daily Times, and publication, with other commended photographs, as a colour post card to be sold in Capel and elsewhere. The photographers’ names will appear on the back of the post card. History will be made by recording for future generations how St Mary’s looks today in an album of all the competition photographs, with a description and the photographers’ names. An Exhibition of all the photographs, any size, colour or black and white, will be held in St Mary’s church throughout May and June. The Judge will be from the East Anglian Daily Times’ photography team. Entry Fee is £1 for every photograph submitted. Multiple entries are very welcome as are entries from children. Entry fees can be paid when the photographs are entered. Closing date for entries is 30 April 2013. Entry Forms can be obtained from Capel Greengrocer’s, Capel Post Office, Capel Newsagents, The White Horse public house, by post from Photography Competition, Tudor House, 1a The Street, Capel St Mary, Ipswich IP9 2EB, or by e-mailing Entries should be left or sent to Tudor House with the entry fee. Photographs can be taken in church, subject to services being held, from 9am to 5pm. There are front and back doors. One of them may be locked. The competition is being held by Friends of St Mary’s, a community rather than a church organisation. Members are church goers, nonchurch goers and non-believers. Its sole purpose is to raise money to help to maintain, repair and improve the fabric of the church. None of the money is spent on running the church or day-to-day expenses.

Tesco report conflicted, claims Green Party An official complaint has been made against the planning consultants who were hired to produce a report into Tesco’s plans for the former Brett Works site in Hadleigh. Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners (NLP) was commissioned by Babergh District Council to produce an independent report into Tesco’s planning application. But NLP advertises on its website that Tesco is a major client. It states: “Our role involves assisting Tesco to deliver new and extended stores across the UK, from ‘Extra’ stores in complex town centre developments, to ‘Express’ convenience stores. NLP also updates Tesco on changes in planning policy and advises on implications for their trading operations and development aspirations.” Robert Lindsay, a Bildeston parish councillor and co-ordinator of Babergh Green Party, has lodged a complaint with the Royal Town Planning Institute, the watchdog for professional planners, saying that NLP consultants have breached their code of conduct. Mr Lindsay said: “The Institute tell me the matter will be heard in April. In the mean time I do hope Babergh councillors appreciate that the independence of this report is in question.” NLP’s report says that the impact of a Tesco store in Hadleigh, when combined with the new Morrisons, will not damage the “vitality and viability” of Hadleigh. This is despite saying the two super stores would make it more likely that the Co-op and two other independent stores on Hadleigh High Street will be forced to close. Mr Lindsay added: “The report says nothing about the effect Tesco and Morrisons will have on village shops and farm shops in the Hadleigh catchment area. “It also ignores the fact that smaller, independent shops are better for the local economy than national supermarket chains with City shareholders to please.” NLP has insisted that where conflicts arise they are “managed appropriately”. Robert Lindsay

Comic Relief Bake Sale at Anupco On Friday 15th March, the Sales Team at Anupco held an impromptu bake sale to raise money for Comic Relief. Sam, Lizzy and Pippa baked an array of delicious cupcakes and biscuits to sell to their colleagues at the premises in Crockatt Road, Hadleigh. Spurred on by the popularity of the rocky road and rice krispie cakes with the Anupco team, Lizzy and Pippa braved the elements to offer the tasty treats to other businesses on the industrial estate for a minimum donation of 50p. Lizzy, joint Sales Co-ordinator, said, “We were overwhelmed by the generosity of local businesses and were particularly struck by the many who contributed without feeling the need to indulge.” Co-Sales Co-ordinator Pippa added, “It was encouraging to see the local business community coming together in support of a good cause. The total amount raised really exceeded our expectations.” The girls’ efforts resulted in a donation of £66.60 to Comic Relief. Anupco is a leading manufacturer and distributor of animal health products around the world, as well as in the UK. Many Anupco customers are based in developing countries, including those where Comic Relief’s worthwhile projects are carried out. “We would like to thank everyone who donated on Friday,” concluded Lizzy. “I think that when we watched the live programme in the evening, we could see that our small effort will make a huge difference.”

Good news from French’s Care Haven and can you help us by fitting a toilet? Thanks to some hard work from the organizers, we have managed to secure a place at the Hadleigh show. We are very excited to have this opportunity and are looking forward to taking one of our sanctuary ponies, Coco. He is full of character and very friendly. Please do come and meet us and him. We are slowly progressing towards charitable status but really do still need any help you can offer. Fundraising provides us with the vital funding we need to keep the horses in their best condition, so can you help with organizing cake stalls, pub quiz’s, casino nights or do you have any other exciting ideas? Equine assisted therapy provides improved physical and mental wellbeing for those with a variety of disabilities and to help these people we desperately need help from a plumber, to fit a disabled toilet on site, so if there is anyone locally who can help us with our toilet, or fund raising please contact us. or 07786 963926.

Chick chick chick chick chicken, lay a little egg for me! Chick chick chick chick chicken, I want one for my tea. I haven’t had an egg since Easter, and now it’s half past three. Oh Chick chick chick chick ckicken. lay a little egg for me! If you were eggspecting a recipe from an eggspert this month, I am sorry to by Sarah Thompson disappoint you, but I want to share some ideas to celebrate the humble egg. Eggs are just so versatile aren’t they? If you make a hole in either end of an egg with a safety pin, with a slightly larger hole at the base, you can blow through the shell to release the contents. (Have a bowl ready in which to catch the runny egg!). Whisk up an omelette and have the empty shells for painting with pretty patterns. Souffles, quiches and meringues take a bit of practice but don’t be put off by the complexity factor, they are all well worth the effort. Whisk a couple of eggs with a little salt and pepper. Pour onto a plate. Dip some bread slices into the mixture and fry the bread on a moderate heat. Eggy bread is just the thing when the calendar tells you it’s Spring but the weather forecast says otherwise. For poached egg, did you know that you don’t need an egg poacher pan or any such equipment? Simply drop an egg into a pan of boiling water and coax the egg together with a metal spoon. A small drop of vinegar in the water beforehand will help the egg to keep its shape. Scrambled eggs taste even more amazing with a little cream added to the whisked egg, and don’t leave the mixture on the heat for too long. Take the pan off the heat when the eggs are still of a slightly runny and glazed consistency. That way you will avoid a leathery appearance to the dish. Our wonderful local shops sell a whole variety of eggs as do individuals around Hadleigh and surrounding villages. I like to go for the free range variety myself. Remember BASIL (Buy And Source It Locally) and have a cracking good Easter.

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Royal British Legion Hadleigh Branch & Club 6 April Planet Adam 13 April Houseshakers 27 April Rogue Traders 4 May Louis Newman Meat raffle held Sunday lunchtimes Dixon Darts Winter League – matches held Monday evenings. Ipswich Premier League Snooker - matches on Thursday evenings. Please see Notice Board for fixtures Special Offers: McEwans Lager or John Smiths Cask £2.35 pint Double JD or SoCo 50ml £3.30 Peroni or Sol 2 bottles for £5.00 House Wines 125ml £2.00 glass Womens Section: Meetings held 1st Tuesday of each month @ 7.30pm. Please bring a raffle prize. April – Talk on Thailand and Easter Raffle May – Talk on Will Writing and Estate Planning Branch Section: Meeting held 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 7:30pm. Dont forget our Hall Hire: Lounge 30 people, Main Hall 100 people Ring 824874 for details

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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. Starting from Easter Sunday, 31st March we will be praying for the following streets: Week commencing Sunday 31st March – Aldham Road + Boswell Lane + Red Hill Road + Freeman Close + The Square & The Terrace Week commencing Sunday 7th April – Angel Street + Spooners Lane + Threadneedle Street + Weavers Close Week commencing Sunday 14th April – Long Bessels + New Cut + Joseph Close Week commencing Sunday 21st April – Ann Beaumont Way Week commencing Sunday 28th April – Ansell Close + Freeling Street Week commencing Sunday 5th May – Benton Street + Tinkers Lane + Carders Close + Raven Way + Cranworth Road 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 Hadleigh URC Jim Dalgleish 827895 St Joseph’s RC Church Anita Rosbrook 810057 St Mary’s CoE Joyce Willis 823165 Salvation Army Liz & John Tubby 464184

Parish Report March 2013 Councillor David Grutchfield 01473 822883 Full Council The last Full Council meeting before the election period took place on the 14th of March, and had two items on the agenda. The first was the pay policy by the County Council and the second was a number of constitutional amendments. In addition to this, it was good to see a significant number of questions from members of the public to the Cabinet. There were a total of thirteen, with three people being present to ask not only their submitted question but also a supplementary. March Cabinet It was also the last Cabinet meeting prior to the election period on the 19th of March, and this too had a small agenda. First on the agenda, was the final report to Cabinet on locality budgets for County Councillors next year, which will see the amount of money that can be distributed to local organisations and groups equalised to ÂŁ12,000. The second item was looking at the County Councils admissions policy to schools. February Cabinet The February Cabinet, which took place on the 26th, contained a number of significant issues for residents across the County. The main issues that were discussed and agreed are below; â&#x20AC;˘ As mentioned below, the Cabinet agreed to abolish middle schools in the Stowmarket and Stowupland areas. â&#x20AC;˘ Review of the outcomes of school attainment in Suffolk â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Suffolk currently sits 142 out of 151 for GCSE results compared with other local education authorities, and is only three places from the bottom in the primary school league tables. â&#x20AC;˘ East Anglia ONE Offshore windfarm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a response to the consultation of this application which will see a significant section of the power cables from the offshore windfarm buried underground. This includes the section from Felixstowe to Bramford. â&#x20AC;˘ Ipswich Northern Fringe Supplementary Planning Document â&#x20AC;&#x201C; this is a response to Ipswich Borough Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report on the potential housing development to the north of Ipswich. â&#x20AC;˘ Procurement of Highways Services â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Cabinet agreed to allow officers to negotiate extensions to the current highways contract, (until the 30th September), and proceed with awarding a new highways contract to the joint venture between May Gurney & WSP UK Ltd which will commence on the 1st of October. â&#x20AC;˘ Suffolk Customer Services Model: Post 2014 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; agree to bring the Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s customer service function back into the Council (from CSD) as of May 2014. This includes public access and Customer First functions. â&#x20AC;˘ Suffolk Growth Strategy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Cabinet was asked to endorse the Suffolk Growth Strategy, which is a joint economic growth strategy developed by the county, district and borough councils in Suffolk. Stowmarket and Stowupland SOR You will be aware that the County Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cabinet made the decision on Tuesday the 26th of February to abolish the middle schools in Stowmarket and Stowupland. Free School Meals in Suffolk â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Suffolk missing out on ÂŁ5m Suffolk County Council is aiming to increase the uptake of free school meals in schools to ensure that it receives a potential extra ÂŁ5m in funding from Government. There are approximately 5,000 young people in Suffolk that are eligible for a free school meal but not currently claiming one. If they all claimed the meal they are entitled to, Suffolk schools would be ÂŁ5m better off. Already, more than 12,000 children receive free schools meals. This national Lib Dem policy saves families around ÂŁ400 per year, and gives ÂŁ900 (per child) of additional funding to their school. For more information, and to find out whether your child is eligible for free school meals, please head to My personal thanks As you may well know, I will not be standing at the next election, so I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Hadleigh for their support over the years. I would also like to thank, in particular for the support of Liberal Democrat and other colleagues on the Town council, past and present. I will continue to work hard for the residents of Hadleigh in my role as District and Town Councillor.

Thank You A Coffee/Tea morning was held at the Hadleigh Health Centre on Monday 25th February, in aid of The Woolverstone Wish' which is a Fund Raising organisation to provide the means to refurbish the Chemotherapy and Outpatients Clinics together with the Day Unit in the Woolverstone Wing of the Ipswich Hospital. Thanks to the organisation and preparation by Tracey, the Management and Staff of the Hadleigh Health Centre, the generosity of the providers of Cakes and Refreshment items and the dedication of The Nomads Catering Crew a sum of ÂŁ156.61 was raised toward the project. A sincere thank you to all who attended and supported us

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Whatfield Carpet Bowls Club celebrates its 25th Anniversary this month. The idea of starting a carpet bowls club had been discussed by the Community Council for some time but due to expenditure on purchasing Buckles Meadow, resurfacing the Village Hall car park and building the bar extension, there were no funds available until 1987. tony Susans and Malcolm Ward went to Elmsett Village Hall to watch a demonstration and were very keen to buy the necessary equipment to start a carpet bowls club in Whatfield if enough villagers were interested. A demonstration was duly arranged at Whatfield and over 40 people expressed an interest, so a carpet and bowls etc. were purchased by the Community Council with a grant from the Rural Initiatives Fund. The first club night was on 15th February 1988 and 30 members signed up. A second carpet and bowls were then purchased by the club. The inaugural meeting of the club was held on 23rd March 1988 when Malcolm Ward was elected Chairman; Des Flynn as Vice Chairman; Tony Susans as Secretary and Gerry Wellings as Treasurer. Members of the Committee were Robin Beard, Len Betts, Kay Flynn, Philip Goodchild, Roger Mills, Ann Susans and Horace Waspe. 5 of the orginal players are still members and play an important part in the club. They are Robin Beard, Kay Flynn, Grace Smith, John Stevenson and Horace Waspe. It is a pity that our numbers have dwindled; we are a very friendly club and would be so pleased if anyone would like to come and see what carpet bowls is all about. Our club night is at Whatfield Village Hall on Tuesdays at 7.30pm. Telephone R. Holloway on 01473 823169 for more information.

White-out greets orange golfers Brave hearted players attired in orange at Newton Green Golf Club did not let the snow interupt proceedings at their captain's day drive-in ceremony. It was the first time in living memory the March event had been hit by snow. Outgoing captain Dave Levelle used a red ball to putt through half an inch of snow on the 18th green to signify the end of his year in office. New captain Chris Williams Chris Williams drives off in front of a then opened his term by sea of orange sending his drive down the white-out, first fairway. Shivering members of the club had responded to the new captain's request to attire themselves in orange, but not all were foolhardly enough to follow in his footsteps by actually swinging their own clubs. However, a good number of the entered 80 starters ventured onto the course, although only a few hardy players survived the unpleasant conditions for a social round of golf. These did not include the new captain, who returned to the club house after a few holes.

Hadleigh Badminton Club Founded 1947

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Discounted Membership for any new members in 2013! Spring is definitely in the air and we are noticing this as more tennis players appear for the sessions of play. The club has registered two teams for the Ipswich & District Tennis leagues this summer, and we are looking to continue building on recent, successful seasons! In particular the Ladies’ teams, with Hadleigh 1 winning all of their recent winter league matches, losing only 3 sets along the way. They have now been promoted to division 4. Congratulations to Sandy, Debra and Linda for their superb effort. Membership fees will be due at the beginning of April, remember to pay early and get a discount. Also, if you are registered with the LTA too, you will be eligible for the Wimbledon ticket draw in May. As an added incentive, any NEW members joining the club this year will get a 25% discount on their 2013 membership fees if they join in April, May or June, (thereafter they will be charged a pro-rata fee). (Please note that anyone who is currently, or has previously been a member of the club in the past, will not qualify for this offer). If you are not sure whether you fit in with us, why not come along as a guest and meet us? Guest fees are currently £4 per session and you will always be welcome, bring a friend for mutual support if you like! The club is not just about playing tennis however, (though this is the main objective of course), we also enjoy a number of social events through the year, such as the annual Bar-B-Q, Christmas dinner, quiz nights, internal tournaments and fun days as well as the recently re-instated anniversary match against Bildeston. All of these events ensure that there is a good social side to the club which members and friends can enjoy. Hadleigh Tennis club plays on three sessions per week: Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6.30pm to 8.00pm and Sunday from 9.30am to 12.00 pm. Following this year’s AGM we are pleased to advise that annual membership fees are being held at £100 for adults and £60 for students, (with a £10 discount if paid before April 30th). If you have any queries please contact us via:, or contact Paul Knowles on 07747 637147

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Saturday 9th March 2013 and the Hare’s were hoping for a warm spring day, instead they arrive at Rutland Water to a temperature of 4 degrees with a damp murky atmosphere. Not the ideal conditions for their 1st Duathlon of the year. With training hard during the winter months with doing turbo sessions up to 2 hours twice a week they were hoping this would be enough to give them a strong bike leg. The race was a British Championship age group qualifier with 800 athletes registered so the Hares were up against a very strong field of competitors. There were 6 Hare’s racing (4 individually and 2 as a relay). The first leg was a 10km run around the lake and then a double loop of the dam. The run section was mainly flat but was psychologically challenging as you could see the competition for most of the course. Then came the bike a slightly long 42km route around the spectacular Rutland scenery, it was a testing undulating course known as the Rutland Ripple which was suited to strong bikers. After a testing bike the final 5km run was a straight out and back affair which lead the Hare’s back over familiar ground. They couldn't get lost on this course but they definitely got very tired. The Hare’s did themselves and the club proud for finishing the race with great results, especially when a third of the field didn't turn out on the day! How did they do: Finish Time 10k T1 42k T2 5k Trudy Avis 2.37.50 47.52 1.46 1.24.57 1.19 21.47 Andrew Stewart 2.50.45 51.05 2.19 1.30.59 2.00 24.22 Rachel Crisp 2.53.51 51.13 1.59 1.34.28 1.38 24.33 Clare O Neil 2.59.54 49.11 1.34 1.43.35 1.32 23.54 Relay Deb Stewart/ 3.10.00 56.16 1.30 1.46.02 1.02 25.01 Sara Taylor-Balls Racing for RAF Triathlon Penny Grayson 2.37.14 45.28 1.50 1.27.45 1.27 20.36

Wattisham Flying Station Triathlon On Saturday 11th of May 2013 Wattisham Flying Station will hold its 7th annual Triathlon in aid of SSAFA Forces Help. This popular sporting event takes the form of a 300 metre swim, 20 km on-road cycle and culminates in a 5 km run, all within the confines of Wattisham Station. The triathlon consists of individual participants, relay teams and teams of three individuals, who all compete in a variety of race categories. The event attracts all levels of ability - from novice to professional, military, civilian and triathlon club members. Entrants for the 2013 event are encouraged to apply in good time to avoid disappointment. For more information please visit or call Mr Lee Bark on 01449 728972

Bildeston Carpet Bowls Club

Open Invitation 2 Free Taster Sessions at Chamberlin Hall Tuesday 23rd & Tuesday 30th April, 7.15 pm Would you like to try carpet bowls or have you played before? Why not come along and have a go? Help will be on hand and refreshments will be served. There is no upper age limit for members. For more details:Contact Paul 01449 744360 or David 01449 740479


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The man behind Newton Green Golf Club's success with young players has been elected as a vice president at the annual meeting of the club. Ian Woodhead has stood down after a decade taking the club's junior players to greater and greater heights. The meeting heard the club still holds a sixfigure bank balance, despite continuing with a programme of improvements during a difficult time for golf clubs in Ian Woodhead (left) being general. During the evening, retiring mens congratulated on being made a vice president by retiring captain Dave Lavelle presented chairman Paddy Lockwood cheques of £1,500 to Georgina Daniels of Macmillan Cancer Support and £371 to St Nicholas Hospice, the latter being received by Danielle Sansum, whose late father was head green keeper at the club, and who is remembered each year in a memorial trophy event. Retiring club chairman Paddy Lockwood said various sections had combined to raise a record £4,628 for charity during 2012. Incoming mens captain Chris Williams, who is a paramedic, announced he would be supporting the Childrens' Burns Unit at Chelmsford during his year in office. The Dave Lavelle presenting club's new vice captains will be Sue cheques to Georgina Daniels Thurgate (ladies) and Andrew Johnson and Danielle Sansum (men).

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We desperately need new members to join us for the coming season – if you have never played before or if you are an experienced player please come and join our friendly little club. There will be an open day on Saturday April 20th at 2pm so why not come and give it a try. All you need to bring is a pair of flat shoes. Our bowling green is situated at Chamberlin Hall, Bildeston. We bowl on a Monday and Wednesday evening and Tuesday afternoons. For more information please ring: Adrian on 01449 741253 or David on 01449 674661

Spring clean your clutter and help your local hospice Are you having a spring clean? Why not donate your unwanted goods to your nearest St Elizabeth Hospice shop in Maiden Way, Hadleigh. The Hospice shops will accept items such as: linen, bric-a-brac, secondhand clothes, books and DVDs. Fiona Browning, Area Manager, said "Spring is the perfect time to clear out your cupboards and de-clutter your house. By donating items that you no longer need to our shops, you can help St Elizabeth Hospice improve lives for people living with a progressive illness in the local community." If you would like to donate furniture, don't drop it off at a shop, instead please call 0845 259 0319 to arrange collection. St Elizabeth Hospice is a local charity which provides services free of charge to patients and their families in East Suffolk and South East Norfolk, but relies on fundraising and donations to meet most of its £8.7m a year running costs. To find your nearest shop please visit

Hadleigh United Football Club Sponsored by Hadleigh Tyre Group and Toppesfield Ltd Hadleigh’s wonderful run in the F.A Vase reached the quarter final stage with a trip to Tunbridge Wells. To reach the last eight of a national competition was a tremendous achievement and, as in the two previous rounds, a large travelling support followed the team to Kent. A crowd of more than a thousand packed the ground and a good game took place. Unfortunately it was a hurdle too far for Hadleigh as Tunbridge Wells ended up victorious by scoring twice while Hadleigh managed nothing in reply. The club wishes to thank the supporters who made exspensive and time consuming trips to Yorkshire, Bedfordshire and finally Kent in a four week spell as the bad weather finally relented after a number of postponements. In league matches a splendid win by three goals to one at Ely was a good performance with Ollie Canfer scoring twice. Then Clacton were beaten by four goals to one before Norwich United suffered defeat by two goals to one with Hadleigh scoring twice in the last minute of the game, both goals being netted by Matt Downing for the penalty spot. Another late goal saw Danny Bloomfield equalise to earn one point against Woodbridge. The next two matches against Walsham and Gorleston were both lost. The Reserves reached the semi-final of the Suffolk Reserve Cup but werwe beaten in extra time by Kirkley Reserves. The score was three goals to two with Michael Barwick and Jake Bennett on target for Hadleigh Reserves. Our Thurlow Nunn Youth team gave a great display in a four goal win against Long Melford. Tommy Newbigging scored twice with other from Brett Crisp and Toby Rose. These promising youngsters also beat Halstead with Harry Evans scoring the only goal of the game. Prizewinners in the two latest monthly draws were Jim Wilding and Mary Ashton in the first draw while Colin Beggerow and Bob Fletcher were the winners of the second one. Terry Adams

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Hadleigh United Fixtures First team fixtures for Hadleigh United in April start at home to Haverhill on Easter Monday afternoon. A trip to Thetford on Saturday 6th is followed by Diss Town coming to the Millfield on Tuesday 9th. We then head north to Kirkley on Saturday 13th before a fixture at Cambridge United follows on Wednesday 17th. Wisbech make the long journey to Hadleigh on Saturday 20th and then an equally long trip for us to Godmanchester on Wednesday 24th will leave just one match remaining. This will be at Diss on Saturday to bring the season to a close. The Reserves will be at home to Halstead on Tuesday 2nd before a trip to Felixstowe on Saturday 6th will be followed by a journey to Wivenhoe on Wednesday 10th. A home match against Woodbridge will take place on Saturday 13th and then our second eleven go to Walsham on Wednesday 17th as fixtures come thick and fast. Brantham at our place is on Tuesday 23rd and the season ends at Saffron Walden on Saturday 27th. Our Thurlow Nunn youth team are at home to Witham on Wednesday 3rd. Then there is three away games at Halstead, Cornard and Clacton on Wednesday 9th, Thursday 18th and Thursday 25th. Fixtures will be confirmed on the club website.



Hadleigh United under 14’s Cup Match Hadleigh Utd under 14’s home Cup Match against Framlingham Knights got off to a great start with Hadleigh piling on the pressure and Framlingham defending in depth. Hadleigh gained the majority of play but Framlingham strongly dealt with Hadleigh’s attempts on goal. This was to change when from deep within the Hadleigh half Callum Morrin delivered the ball to Oliver Peters who travelled down the right wing. Peters then crossed the ball into the box finding Tyler French who buried the ball into the back of the net to take Hadleigh into the lead. Play continued to flow well up to half time. The second half mirrored the first with Hadleigh making many attempts on goal and the Framlingham keeper and defence not allowing Hadleigh to increase their lead. Framlingham made breaks but these were dealt with by the Hadleigh defence together with keeper Rhys Mitchell. This was to continue to the final whistle with neither team able to alter the score sheet. Final score Hadleigh Utd 1 – Framlingham Knights 0.

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Hadleigh Cricket Club Sponsored by Hadleigh Tyre Group This promises to be one of the most exciting seasons at the club for many years, as the First XI play in Division 1 of the Two Counties Championship for the first time since 1991. Captain Josh Davey is looking forward to the challenge posed by some of the strongest teams in Essex and Suffolk, and has been busy over the winter strengthening his squad. The new signings include former Suffolk wicketkeeper Danny Rock, who has played 2nd XI cricket for Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Northants and is an experienced East Anglian Premier League player. We also welcome Luke Ibbs, our overseas player for 2013. A top order batsman from Geelong, Australia, Luke has experience in the 1st Grade of Victorian cricket where he has regularly played against internationals and counts Aussie IPL star Aaron Finch amongst his team-mates. The squad have been training hard over the last few months and if weather permits will be in friendly action as early as April 6th. The first league match is at home to Halstead on April 20th. Top flight cricket also beckons for the Sunday 1st XI. The eye-catching early season fixtures are against Bury and Sudbury, against whom we will resume our fiercest local rivalry, but skipper Martin Grayling will be hoping for a dry summer as cricket could be at a premium with only 14 league fixtures. Once more great things are expected of the Academy XI who are also playing a division higher. The club will also be fielding three junior boys sides and three girls teams. Someone for whom runs have always come easily is our esteemed Treasurer Tim Ryder, and the club wishes him all the best of luck as he embarks on the Paris Marathon on April 7th – his first attempt at the ultimate in long distance running. Over the winter the club has worked hard to attract new sponsors and is delighted with the response from local companies in these difficult economic times. A new initiative for the club is match sponsorship, and we will be highlighting these every month during the season. Match sponsors for April: Chassis Cab Enjoy the season! Farmer


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