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“The Toughest Yet, But Starting To Take Shape” Councillors also decided to drop the consideration of short-stay car parking charges and called a halt – pending a review – to planned further reductions in the grants available to community groups. Cllr Jennie Jenkins, Chairman of the Strategy Committee, reflected that “I believe that these proposals accurately reflect the kind of balance that our residents and other bodies are asking us to strike as we go about the painful and difficult business of sorting out next year’s budget. I believe I speak on behalf of all Babergh councillors when I say thank you to our staff who once again have borne the brunt of these cutbacks. Their support and resilience in tough times is much appreciated”. “For such a well-run council as Babergh, having to find such enormous savings is difficult. Indeed, this year’s budget is the toughest yet, but at least it is beginning to take shape”. Cllr Jenkins was also keen to thank the many community groups and parish and town councils who had been working with Babergh since August last year to look at new and more cost-effective ways of delivering its services in the longer-term. Many of these ideas are being worked up in more detail and Babergh is looking forward to receiving more information in due course.

Babergh District Council which needs to find £1.3m of savings next year has taken a major step forward in identifying exactly how it will do this. Members on Babergh District Council’s Strategy Committee today (January 12) considered a range of packaged options and after a thorough debate are recommending to all councillors the main areas where both new cuts and extra income could be found to balance the books for the 12 months from April. In addition to £1m worth of savings coming from the integration of the council’s staff with those of Mid Suffolk and radical changes to working practices, Strategy Committee councillors also backed: • a below-inflation Council Tax increase of 3.5% • use of part of the New Homes Bonus allocated to Babergh by the government(with the reminder targeted upon way to support local economic growth) • an increase in long-stay car parking charges from £1.50 to £2 for anyone parking for three hours or longer • a continuation of the public convenience closure scheme – again in consultation with local parish and town councils to identify new management opportunities with them • an expansion of the customer-funded brown (garden waste) bin scheme

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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 in the URC Hall 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. Thursday 2nd February 9-11am Little Angels Toddler Group – Hadleigh URC, Community Room Friday 3rd February 12.15pm Ansell Lunch Club – Ansell Centre Saturday 4th February 2.00-4.00pm Scrabble - Hadleigh URC, Community Room Monday 6th February Councillor Miss Penny Cook, Hadleigh Town Mayor, is hosting a Service of Celebration in St. Mary’s Church at 2pm to mark the Queen’s Accession to the Throne on this day in 1952. An open invitation to the Service is extended by The Mayor to the residents of the Town. Tuesday 7th February 10.00-11.30am Come in for Coffee - Hadleigh URC, Community Room, 10.00-11.30am Church open for Prayer - Hadleigh URC Wednesday 8th February 7.30pm Churches Together Worship Group - Salvation Army Thursday 9th February Hadleigh Wives Group Birthday Meal, The Ram at 7.30 pm Thursday 9th February 9-11am Little Angels Toddler Group – Hadleigh URC, Community Room Friday 10th February 7.30 pm Hollywood in Hadleigh at the Ansell Centre - JANE EYRE. Saturday 11th February 2.00-4.00pm Scrabble - Hadleigh URC, Community Room Monday 13th February Hadleigh U3A. Our Monthly Meeting, at 2.30pm in the Ansell Centre. This month’s meeting will include talk by Carl Powell of the British Wildfowl Trust on the Garden Birdwatch Scheme. Monday 13th February 7.30pm Hadleigh & District Garden Club MEETING at HADLEIGH TOWN HALL(ground floor). John Rye will be giving a talk on The Development of his garden 1975 to 2012. Members £1, visitors £2 includes refreshments. Tuesday 14th February 2.15pm. Hadleigh Baptist Church Women's Group. Speaker Major Mary Hartley. All ladies welcome. Tuesday 14th February Hadleigh And District Flower Club 7.30pm Meeting 7.30pm The Beaumont School. A Flower arrranging demonstration by Jacquie Aldous from Swanton Morley “That’s Entertainment” Please bring along an arrangement incorporating candles. Members £1.50 and visitors £4 includes refreshments. Tuesday 14th February 10.00-11.30am Come in for Coffee - Hadleigh URC, Community Room, 10.00-11.30am Church open for Prayer - Hadleigh URC Wednesday 15th February 12.15pm Wednesday Lunch Club, Ansell Centre Thursday 16th to Saturday 18th February Elmsett & Aldham Players Pantomime, Thursday and Friday evenings (at 7:30pm) and Saturday afternoon (2:30pm)- Children & Concessions £3.00; Adults £4.00 Saturday evening – All tickets £5.00 (no Concessions). Tickets will be Available from January from Elmsett Post Office & General Store (01473 658210) or contact; Owen Corble 01473 658726. Friday 17th February 10.00-12 noon HIP Coffee Morning – Ansell Centre Saturday 18th February 10-11.30am Operation Christmas Child Coffee Morning – Ansell Centre, 2.00-4.00pm Scrabble - Hadleigh URC, Community Room

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Sunday 19th February 10 for 10.30am Pancake Cafe Church – Ansell Centre Sunday 19th February Monks Eleigh Bygones Exhibition, Long Melford Village Hall, 10.30 am 5.00 pm, for more information telephone Paul Goodchild 01787 372478 Monday 20th February 7:30pm Hadleigh Amateur Dramatic Society’s Annual General Meeting to be held in the URC Meeting Room in Hadleigh. All are welcome. Tuesday 21st February 10.00-11.30am Come in for Coffee - Hadleigh URC, Community Room, 10.00-11.30am Church open for Prayer - Hadleigh URC Tuesday 21st February 7.30 pm Hadleigh Evening Womens Institute meeting 7.30pm in the seminar Room above the Library - Speaker Nina Sharwood giving a talk on “Wartime Experiences”. Visitors welcome, £2. The competition is a war-time Memento glass. Wednesday 22nd February 8.00pm What Do You Think? – The George Thursday 23rd February 9-11am Little Angels Toddler Group – Hadleigh URC, Community Room Thursday 23rd February ‘Famous Bricks’ Talk by expert conservationist Peter Minter. 7.30pm in the Dining Room (opposite the Ram). Sec. Barbara Tryon Tel 01473 824417 Thursday 23rd February Hadleigh Wives Group Quiz Friday 24th February 7.30 pm Hollywood in Hadleigh at the Ansell Centre - TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY. Saturday 25th February The Raydon Annual Lecture, Horatio Nelson national hero, Raydon Village Hall, 7.30 pm, tickets including light refreshments £6.00 from 01473 312123 or 310376. Saturday 25th February 2.00-4.00pm Scrabble - Hadleigh URC, Community Room Tuesday 28th February 10.00-11.30am Come in for Coffee - Hadleigh URC, Community Room, 10.00-11.30am Church open for Prayer - Hadleigh URC Tuesday 28th February 2.15pm Hadleigh Baptist Church Women's Group. Speaker Peter Jackson All ladies welcome Wednesday 29th February 7.30pm Churches Together Lent Study – Salvation Army Monday 12th March Hadleigh & District Twinning Association AGM, Seminar Suite, Hadleigh Library. 7.30 pm


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When Tuesday craft club members heard about the campaign to provide each Olympic competitor with a pennant to take home, they were fired-up to help. The deadline for work to be submitted was about eight weeks, so the pressure was on to design and complete one or more pennants in time. Strict guidelines were given by the organisers for size and shape and no use of any Olympic logos or even 2012. The group decided on a design with local flavour. With the blessing of the Town Council for use of the Hadleigh Town Crest, the first pennant finished was "The Other Hadleigh" (Hadleigh, Essex having their fame as Mountain Biking venue!) Four more pennants followed: "Suffolk Cottages", "London Icons", Suffolk Coast" and "Suffolk Farms". These and pennants made by other groups can be viewed at

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Howard with Alan Keeble at Bower House Farm Here I am in February and I am still writing about Christmas. And it came to pass on Christmas Eve that I was very busy playing the piano and organ. Alan Keeble a local country landowner and Lord of the Manor of Polstead was keen that the Guns at the Bower House Shoot (top brass from all corners of the UK) should be entertained by a local celebrity. Naturally, Alan’s thoughts turned to me and he asked that I should play for their lunch. I accompanied Jessica Simmons who with a crystal clear voice charmed the audience with Piu Jesu and the Snowman. Jessica’s teacher opera singer Maggie Addison sang O Holy Night. Her bosom heaved as she struck the top notes with gusto and Alan Keeble kept a close eye on his light bulbs as they rattled with the acoustics. The picture shows us all after our performances. I was delighted to receive from the Shoot £200 as a gift to St Elizabeth Hospice in memory of my father who died there (at the Hospice and not the shoot) last June. The carols by candle-light at Flowton Church beckoned in the evening. Many of you will know Miranda Reckitt (Mackintosh) who lives close to my office who has been one of the leading matrimonial lawyers in East Anglia. I was so pleased to be able to join her at her retirement party at her firm Kerseys in Ipswich. VIPs apart from myself numbered lawyers and Judges some of whom I was pleased to find, like you, to be followers of “our” column. It was a pleasure to join Mark David of The Cooking Experience at a smashing Christmas lunch for twenty five: do sign up for a cookery course in the High Street (Tel. 01473 827568). I mentioned in January my time at Pinner Grammar School. Blow me down: Tom Langley from Ann Beaumont Way popped in to say that he was at the School a few years earlier. He brought with him a magazine for old students. I thumbed the pages only to find reproduced an article that I had written about a visit to the Royal Cinema at Buckingham Palace in 1978. What a coincidence. One of my readers mentioned to me a TV soap “The Only Way is Essex” – a little too coarse for our liking. Hadleigh would be a better substitute. And what of my chauffeur Frank and cook Maria. Well, I gather that they have been trying for a baby. I expect they will get bored with it and go back to Canasta. First Time Buyers your relief from Stamp Duty Land Tax ends on 25 March. You might just buy somewhere in time. Give me a call if you decide to do so and if it all makes you feel ill then let me make your Will. Howard Gibbons

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The excitement of Christmas is just but a memory now (Between you and me, I’m glad to be back to normal). It’s great, once again, to feel the buzz at the Centre with the horses all together in their stables being groomed and tacked up ready for their Riders: with Helpers and Riders coming and going at all times: a changing scene every hour and sometimes a fresh face to see. But, thinking of Christmas past, has the reading on the weigh scales moved forward, not back? Well, we’re in need of Helpers for Monday and Wednesday mornings and what better way to keep fit and lose some of that extra holiday weight than by coming to the Centre as a Helper. With grooming, tacking up, and being with our Riders as they ride you will soon shed a few kilos (Or pounds in old money), and with the added benefit of being in the fresh air amidst pleasant surroundings; it’s also relaxing for the mind, and it’s free! Why not think about it and give us a call? I’ve been ear wigging conversations outside my room as talk turns from Christmas to the New Year ahead. With the Hadleigh Show and our sales stand to plan (And if you’re making Marmalade please make some extra for us to sell on the stand if you can); a very important date, that of our very own Shelley Centre Show; our main fund raising event, The Grand Masked Ball, to be held on Friday 13th July at La Talbooth, Dedham (Tickets are selling fast so call soon), it looks as if we’re going to be busy. I can tell you there will be a lot of hard work put into organising these events and practice too for the show, which is the highlight of the year for our Riders. Having a few minutes to spare between Riders, I was looking at a copy of the RDA 40th Anniversary Story Collection which had been left open close to me and began to read: something caught my ‘Eye’ which I would like to share with you. It is a poem written by Janet Birch, an RDA Rider at Gaddesden Place. I’m not a “natural” rider (apart from in my dreams) But when I joined the RDA they said, “Not what it seems” “You may be weak and floppy (and paralysed, of course) “We’ll sort you out – improve your strength” Then put me on a horse! I shed a tear or two as slowly we progressed I’d never sat astride a horse but readily confessed And smiles all round as I stayed on Confidence grew and fear all gone. And now a whole year later (And still without a fall) I can sit firm and upright and really owe it all To RDA – the organisers and cheerful volunteers We love you all, and horses too, and offer you three cheers! Well, what did you think? Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. That’s funny, seems some oil is leaking from around my glass eyes…… Website: Telephone: 01473.824172

Thankyou The Salvation Army Hadleigh Corp would like to thank all who donated to our Carol Singing in Hadleigh High Street on 17th December, the total collected was £415.82.

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Suffolk and Essex Small Animal Welfare Christmas Bazaar Visitors turned out in force again last month to support the Suffolk and Essex Small Animal Welfare Christmas Bazaar held at Hintlesham Community Centre. The sum of £850, raised on the day, was boosted to over £1000 thanks to generous match funding from Barclays Bank. A sincere thank you to everyone who supported SESAW during 2011 which was a particularly difficult year. An overwhelming number of Andrew Bryce who offered his sick and abandoned animals Rare Breed Sausages at the Bazaar arrived at the Sanctuary. Many have started new lives with caring owners, some are still suffering the effects of gross neglect, others await rehoming. It would be impossible to carry on this work without the generosity of the public, the co-operation of local companies, vets and the media and the unfailing volunteers. 2012 is off to a good start with the news that SESAW is the chosen charity for the Bypass Nurseries Primrose Festival, from 25th February to 4th March. There will be craft stalls at this every popular event and the company will donate 5p to SESAW for every primrose sold.

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Owls and Horses Apart from all the various U3A interest groups getting started into the new year the first monthly meeting in the Ansell Room was a fascinating account by Chris Miller of the creation of the Suffolk Horse Centre at Hollesley Bay. Mainly run by volunteers, like Mr Miller, it has grown to be not only the major resource for the breeding and survival of these beautiful animals but also a tourist attraction. Pictured are members of the committee with Charles Partridge (right) at the installation of the barn owl nesting box in an oak tree on his farm in Lower Layham in January.

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From Boxing Day to Saturday 7th January there were some twitchy people running about in Lower Layham, armed with expensive telescopes, cameras on tripods and binoculars. What were they getting twitchy about? It must have been a bird, in fact it was a Great Grey Shrike. This great photograph of that very bird was taken by Chris Upson of Hadleigh. Not a ‘Mega’ but well worth seeing for those who needed it for their Year List or their Life List. Even better to see the Shrike on New Years Day for the Day List which the very keen birdrs take part in. The Shrike, also known as the Butcherbird because of their habit of impaling prey on thorns, known as a larder. Anything from small birds, mice, voles, shrews, worms and insects. I noticed the Layham bird had taken many worms from the ploughed fields and had hanged them on Blackthorns. Shrike are not birds of prey, but are songbirds. The Great Grey Shrike at Layham probably came from the northern populations which are migratory, often visiting the same area to winter. I was surprised the Layham bird was so popular because other birds were also in Norfolk, Essex and another one at Hollesley Common in Suffolk. The Layham bird would go missing for long periods with some people not seeing the bird at all. The last time Lower Layham got twitchy was when the Bufflehead Duck was found at the pits several years ago when some twitchers travelled over 200 miles to see it. I’m sure the Shrike didnt get anyone from that distance! With more birders in the area other uncommon species were seen, Hen Harrier, Merlin, Short Eared Owl and nine Whooper Swans flying NW over Hadleigh Heath. The Linnet flock between Holbecks Park and Hill Farm/Bullocky Fen area was very impressive with 400-500 feeding on fields and going to game cover during the first week of January. Several Bramblings, Greenfinch, 100+ Yellowhammers and 100+ Chaffinch were also in the game cover at Hill Farm, Layham. My local bird list for 2011 is 120 species, 2 up on 2010 which was 118 species. 62 species I had seen or heard on New Year’s Day in the five and half hours I was out walking the local patch - not too bad! Another bird species causing a bit of twitching in the area were 9+ Tree Sparrows with a large finch flock near Withermarsh. Its been 10 years since I last saw Tree Sparrows in Suffolk, they have become very rare, only a few are found during the winter months in the county. Long gone are the days when I used to see flocks of Tree Sparrows, 300 or 400 in the winter stubble. Any stubble fields that are left these days have been sprayed with Round-up or similar weed killers. At last! On the 23rd December a Barn Owl seen near Kersey Brook. Don’t forget - If you see anything interesting please let me know! I can be contacted by email:

Come along to a Barn Dance and dance away the winter blues Come and join us for a medley of dances from the British Isles featuring 'Ducking ‘N’ Diving with Caller, Phil Smith. The Barn Dance will take place at the Tithe Barn, Lower Street, Sproughton , near Ipswich on Saturday 17th March – Doors open 6.30pm until 10.30pm. Tickets are priced at £10.00 (which includes a Ploughman’s Supper). Fully Licensed Bar available for refreshments. All monies raised will go towards the services provided for older people in Suffolk by Age UK Suffolk. For further information on tickets please contact our head office on 01473 359911.

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A book of celebration to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is available in St. Mary’s Church, Hadleigh until Friday 29th June 2012. Please feel free to contribute your messages for the Queen in her Jubilee year. The pages will be bound and sent to Buckingham Palace in July 2012.

The Hen House: A new group for the young(ish) women of Hadleigh and surrounding villages On the 9th January we met for an evening of sniffing, swirling and gulping at the Adnams wine shop. We were incredibly well looked after by Luke, the manager, who organised a world tour of 10 wines to tickle our taste buds! This including a very good sparking wine created in England (which would rival any of its French components), as well as some European and New World wines. We can all now firmly say that we know a rioja from a rosĂŠ and most importantly what our own preferences are! This included a few surprises for several of us who discovered likings for previously unexplored tipples. Huge thanks to Luke for not only giving up his Monday evening for us, but also for presenting all his knowledge in such an accessible and friendly way, we really enjoyed ourselves. The Hen House is a group of women aged somewhere between our 30ish to 50ish (although we promise not to ask!) who meet up on the second Monday of each month for a natter and giggle and to do something different each time. If you fancy ditching the remote control for a night and joining us then you would be very welcome! For details about Februarys event then contact us at: Becky and Laura

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An Aladdin’s Cave of Beautiful Things In the heart of the Hadleigh High Street Plum Green has launched a new Boutique upstairs above the main gift shop, the emphasis is on high quality and affordable value for money clothing by top manufacturers. NOA NOA the leading Danish label can be found with the latest Spring Summer 2012 range coming in now and over the next two months along with the renowned Spanish label NICE THINGS. The BREAKING NEWS is that Plum Green has finally secured the supply of the fabulous and now famous WHITE STUFF label after many months of negotiation. The Brand New Spring Summer 2012 collection will be available in the new Boutique very soon - watch this space! Other fashionable items that will be in store include new ranges of scarves, bags and lots more beautiful jewellery, pop along for a browse or to try something new on anytime. Opening hours are Monday to Saturday 9am until 5.30pm. For any other information give one of the team @ Plum Green a call on 01473 822243

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...Inspire > Motivate > Coach... For a fitter and healthier Hadleigh... fitness classes and Personal Training services with Phill Francis. That’s right you can make the difference with the classes on offer; Boxercise and Bootcamp! Phill Francis, a Personal Trainer covering the Hadleigh, Ipswich and surrounding areas is keen to promote health, fitness and wellbeing in all who train with him, be it from a Personal Training 1:1 session to a class environment with his clients. @ Hadleigh High Leisure Centre, Friday’s 6-7pm a resident class to the leisure centre, a great aerobic/circuit class punching your way to a fitter you! @ The Park next to Beaumont Community Primary School, Tuesday’s 9.30-10.30am an established setting for training in the ‘great outdoors’ come sunshine, rain or snow! Another great way to enjoy and experience the real benefits from the variety of exercise this provides. Simply put these classes consist of ‘fun fitness for all abilities and adult age groups’. Don’t just take it from me; here is just some of what my clients say... “I have not exercised for years and was conscious about my weight, since starting with Phill’s classes I feel fitter and healthier and I have already dropped two dress sizes” “very good workout, really feel s like it is doing some good. A good mixture of exercises” “very good, very encouraging regardless of fitness levels” “fantastic all-over body workout, Phill’s very encouraging and it’s loads of fun too” Other classes include:• Boxing Classes for the 11-18 age groups on behalf of Babergh District Council’s ‘Be Active’ community project on Friday’s 5-6pm at Hadleigh High Leisure Centre • Inclusive Fitness Class, (including some chair based exercises) in partnership with the Hadleigh Inclusion Project, on Wednesdays 1.30 2.30 at the Ansell Centre, Market Place, Hadleigh. Phill Francis also offers the following:• Nutrition & Weight Management advice • Health & Fitness Assessments • 1:1 & Group Personal Training Now is the time to stop thinking about it, instead 'DO' something about it!! For all enquiries/more information contact Phill Francis on 07770 748011 or at Become your potential!!

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Bildeston Primary School News This term as part of our P.S.H.E. lessons the whole school have been setting goals to improve their learning. We wrote on some different coloured leaves(made of card) and stuck them on a tree in the Hall to make a display. Edward's target this year is: To improve my handwriting and get a better grade in literacy. I will achieve this by listening and concentrating more. Daniel wrote: My goals for 2012 are to get a lot better in spelling and get a 5c or more in every Big Write, to start a Big Write quickly, to do well in SATs and to get the highest marks in P.E. In our topic work, KS2 are learning about the Victorians and KS1 are learning about Water, Snow and Ice. Hare Class have been making Victorian Doll's Houses and Shark Class have been finding out facts about Queen Victoria. The whole school have been writing Winter Poems or painting Winter Scenes. They are all on display in the corridors. Across KS2 we have been having group tuition to help some children improve their work. Bees have welcomed a new class teacher, called Miss Howlett because Mrs Griffiths left at Christmas. Daniel Squirrell and Edward Davies, Shark Class



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The brand new £600,000 soft play centre nears completion at Kingfisher Leisure Centre, Sudbury. The official opening will take place on Saturday 11th February 2012 at 10:00am. Little Kingfishers is the perfect day out for babies that crawl and toddlers right up to those of ten years or under 4’ 10”. The frame can accommodate up to 90 children at one time making it the largest play centre in Sudbury. Children will have great fun exploring the 4-tiered play frame which includes spiral & twin wavy slides, ball canyon, V net bridges & crawl tubes. In addition children will be able to time their race around the frame with the UNIQUE interactive timing system. Babies and crawlers will be able to enjoy the baby area which provides a sensory & interactive soft play. Little Kingfishers will include a café with wifi, two party rooms and crèche. Opening times, admission prices and seasonal activity information is available at All users can register for FREE at with the first 500 receiving a free shoe bag on their first visit. By registering parents will receive a monthly ezine with a ‘what’s happening’ guide as well as money saving offers. Also by liking the Facebook page or following us on Twitter you automatically will be updated with events taking place and great offers. The play centre will be a popular venue to celebrate children’s birthday parties with affordable party packages available, bookings being taken now ON LINE at . Alternatively the whole play centre can be hired out as a VIP party giving exclusive access to all areas. LOOK OUT for our great PARTY NIGHTS and WEEKENDERS CLUB that will allow you to leave us to look after your 5-8 year olds while you either enjoy using the centre or pop into town to do some shopping without the children. We really have something for everyone. For more information call now on 01787 375656. The new way to active play…

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Hadleigh Elderly Peoples Welfare Committee The Christmas Appeal in 2011 produced an astounding and record breaking sum of £5348.00. Not only has this fully funded the issue of over 500 vouchers worth £8.00 each but has virtually guaranteed an increase in value in 2012!! The Committee would like to thank very much indeed all the businesses and organisations which gave so generously with a special thank you to the following major sponsors: Hadleigh Thrift Shop, Hadleigh Farmers Agricultural Association, Greggs Foundation, Franey Rand and Pest House Charities, The George Hadleigh, Roma International Plc, Celotex Ltd, Hadleigh Castings Ltd, MW Partridge & Co Ltd and Andrews Butchers. Once again a big thank you goes to the loyal team of voucher distributors without whose help it would be difficult to operate. Finally, anyone who has lived in Hadleigh for 6 months or more, will be aged 70 this year or has attained the age of 70 but has not received a voucher previously and would like one should write, giving name, address and date of birth, to David Stokes, Ravenbank, Upper Street, Layham, Ipswich IP7 5JZ The Committee would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Very Happy New Year.

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CHRISTMAS COLLECTION: This December the weather was very kind and all the collections were completed without difficulty. Father Christmas was kept very busy visiting many homes to hear the childrens final wishes and everyone was very generous producing one of the best house to house results in recent years totalling £1168.46. The collection in the town on Christmas Eve was equally successful and boosted the grand total to £1655.10. A very big thank you goes to everyone who donated. The proceeds have been distributed to the following local charities: Hadleigh Guides, Hadleigh Elderly Peoples Welfare Committee, Shelley Centre for Therapeutic Riding, St Elizabeth Hospice, East Anglian Air Ambulance, Marie Curie Cancer Care,Hope for Laura Appeal. The last named donation was made to help replace money stolen when a charity box was stolen during a burglary at Pizza Town just before Christmas. It seemed appropriate to use a little of the collection to go some way in redressing this crime. The Club would also like to thank a number of local businesses and organisations which helped to ensure the smooth running of the event: Ainger Holbrows Ltd, Hadleigh Castings Ltd, Hambling Utility Services, Mr F Pratt, PG Laundry Services and Hadleigh Bowling Club. CLUB EVENTS: The traditional Champagne Brunch was held at The George, Hintlesham and nearly all members and partners enjoyed a very nice meal washed down with sparkling wine. It was a good start to the New Year and members would like to thank all the staff for looking after them so well. SPEAKERS: 1 The first meeting of 2012 was given to members to reminisce about their National Service experiences if they had been old enough to participate. It turned out that those who were eligible to serve completed this during the period 1953 to 1960 when the scheme finished. None saw active service and they were just about equally spread between Army and RAF with most serving in this country although one or two had been briefly to Germany and one as far afield as Christmas Island in the Pacific. Everyone agreed that the experience had been well worthwhile and they had benefitted from it in many ways. 2 The Rotary District Governor, Tom Griffin attended the second meeting and spoke about the importance of Rotary in promoting World Understanding, Peace and Goodwill through its 33000 Clubs in 200 countries. He emphasised the tremendous success of the End Polio campaign over the past 30 years and illustrated this with the example of India which is one of the very few countries still battling polio. Since January 2011 there have been no new cases so is well on the way to beating polio. He also mentioned membership and the need for Clubs to change to meet the requirements of modern living. MEMBERSHIP: following on from the District Governor's remarks this Club would like to find out what members of the business community expect from their local Rotary club and what in particular would encourage them to join. We would especially like to hear from younger members, both male and female. Please post any remarks on the Club website. FUTURE PROGRAMME: February 2nd: Business meeting February 9th: Speaker meeting February 16th: Robert Malster, Suffolk Traders in Days of Sail February 23rd: 35th Charter Anniversary Lunch Members would like to wish all readers a Very Happy New Year For all information about Hadleigh Rotary Club please visit ROTARY CLUB OF HADLEIGH website.

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BEER FESTIVAL Friday 3rd to Saturday 4th Feb January is over and here we are in February, hurtling towards Spring and hopefully some sunshine and warmer weather! We’ve got lots of exciting projects underway at H.I.P Mondays Seated Exercise at Sydney Brown Court These low impact sessions are great fun and help with a range of movements. Working in partnership with the residents of Sydney Brown Court, H.I.P are enjoying taking part. Sessions are let by a qualified instructor from Babergh District Council. They take place at Sydney Court from 2 - 2. 30p.m (With Tea and Biscuits after!). Wednesdays After their successful Christmas performance, “Stars of Light Theatre Company” are working hard towards their Spring production. “The Case of the Missing Spots” will be performed on Wednesday 4th April at 1pm in The Ansell Community Centre. Stars of Light Theatre Company work inclusively with people with learning disabilities creating unique and innovative performances, celebrating abilities on all different levels. If you know anyone who might be interested in joining, contact the company on 07780725132 Fitness Club Also on Wednesday, our fitness club takes place from 1. 30 - 2. 30pm at the Ansell Centre. Phil has been putting H.I.P members through their paces and we are all enjoying getting fit. New members welcome. Fridays - Coffee Mornings Coffee Mornings continue to take place every third Friday of the month at the Ansell Centre. Come and join us for a coffee and a chat. Perhaps you have made a new years resolution to get out more and be part of the community. A warm welcome awaits you. Art and Creativity Art sessions also continue and this term we are working on canvas prints in readiness for our Spring exhibition. Sessions are led by a qualified tutor and members of the community are welcome to attend. If you interested in finding out more about the work that we do please contact Dorothy on 07894 598280 NEXT COFFEE MORNING FRIDAY 17TH FEBRUARY 10am - 12.00 pm ANSELL CENTRE Coffee, Conversation, Raffle, We look forward to seeing you there!

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TRAVEL CENTRE Travel 2000 are re-locating to Manningtree from Monday 23rd January 2012. From this date our new contact details will be as follows:Tel/Fax: 01206 394433 Email: travel Thank you all for your kind support during the past 19 years and I look forward to your continued support.

Hadleigh Naturalists Society Invite members and visitors to the following meetings MONDAY 6th FEBRUARY Illustrated talk, Woodlands and Deer in East Anglia, Harry Barnet MONDAY 5th MARCH Illustrated talk, Hawaii - Pacific Paradise? Steve Flowerday SATURDAY 14th APRIL - SPRING FAYRE At The Ansell Community Centre, 10 am to Noon Visitors £2.50 Talks held at Town Hall Dining Room Market Place, Hadleigh at 7.30 pm


Welcome to Rackhams Auto Body Centre Rackhams has been established for over 35 years and operate from our busy purpose built premises in Ipswich incorporating all the latest equipment and fully qualified staff, ensuring a professional service. We are approved repairers for Audi, Volkswagen, Seat, Skoda, Renault, Fiat, Nissan and Saab and also have extensive experience on all other makes so please remember that whatever you drive and whichever insurer you chose, we should be your choice of repairer. We like to think we are one of those old fashioned type of companies where good service and honest hard work are the mainstays of our success. We’re confident that regardless of what type of body damage you have we can help you. We’ve been here in Ipswich since 1974 and over that time have carried out in the region of 60,000 body repairs! If you’ve lived in or around Ipswich for any length of time there’s a good chance you’ve already heard of our name and if you haven’t it’s very likely that somebody you know has. Word of mouth is something that has served us very well over the years and long may that continue, as we believe it’s one of the best and most cost effective ways of both winning new business and retaining existing customers. Recently we gained the British Standard kite mark for Vehicle Body Repair so you can rest assured that you’re in good hands when you bring your vehicle to us. As a standard procedure we shampoo and pressure wash each vehicle at the end of the repair and vacuum the inside. If you would like to upgrade

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this then please mention it to our reception staff, who will be pleased to explain further the services we can offer including: Wheel Alignment: Driving your vehicle with badly aligned wheels will result in poor handling and excessive tyre wear. This is not only expensive but also potentially dangerous too. We can carry out a full four wheel geometry check and provide a colour printout at the end. On vehicles where adjustment is possible to correct discrepancies we can do this at the same time and where any problems are too severe to be corrected merely by adjustment then we can advise further. If all readings are fine then at least you have peace of mind and the results to keep. Air Con: Automotive Air Conditioning systems require regular maintenance in order that they remain efficient but also to ensure that your health is not compromised as bacteria can build up in the system and needs to be eradicated. We have our own Air-Con servicing system on site and our trained technicians can take care of this for you. Please give us a call for services and prices. Paintless Dent Removal: If you have an annoying dent or dents on your vehicle and the We have the very latest 4 wheel paint finish has not been alignment equipment for cars, 4x4’s broken it may be possible to and light commercials have it/them removed at a greatly reduced price than if the paintwork had to be reinstated. A lot depends on the exact location of the damage and the nature of it but it may well be worth giving us a call to investigate, It could work out cheaper than you thought. This type of damage is probably best attended to if your car is already in our shop but nevertheless why not give us a call. Tyres: Perhaps when you think of a Bodyshop you don’t automatically associate the image with replacement tyres but we are continually supplying more and more tyres for our customers’ cars and they are increasingly finding this very convenient, especially when the vehicle is already in our shop for some body damage, just ask our staff if you are interested in some new tyres. If you need to arrange for your vehicle to be repaired why not contact us on 01473 747868 and let us make the whole process as least stressful as possible for you.

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We wish everyone a Happy New Year! It seems a long time since we were celebrating Christmas. One of the final events of last term was carol singing at Waterfield House. The older children really enjoyed entertaining the residents and sharing the joy of Christmas time. Thank you to the residents and staff at Waterfield for listening and joining in! We have two Junior Road Safety Officers. They are responsible for raising awareness about being safe when children walk or cycle to school. This term, they have promoted safety by organising a competition to design and make a hedgehog out of recyclable materials. There have been many fantastic entries. The winning entry will be used as a mascot for our road safety awareness programme and will become a very familiar character around the school! In January, we were delighted to welcome Helen Moss, the children’s author, to school for an assembly and writing workshops. The visit was organised following an exchange of letters between Helen and one of our pupils. Helen answered lots of questions and read from her books. The story-writing workshops focused on developing believable characters and writing powerful descriptions of settings. The children had a great time and have been inspired to produce super writing of their own. Thanks to Helen for a wonderful day! Thank you to Philip Mann, Martin Thrower, the Dean from St Mary’s, and Reverend Dalgleish from the United Reform Church, who have all joined us for whole school Worship during the first two weeks of term. This half term, our Worship theme or value is ‘peace’. We have been using Bible stories to help us think about this school value and the children have been relating this value to their everyday lives.

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Cambridge Weight Plan comes to Hadleigh Four years ago Val Lord was overweight and miserable! All her attempts at losing weight had failed miserably. She was due to have a hip replacement operation in a few months and wanted to do all she could to ensure a speedy recovery. A friend had been successful with the Cambridge Weight Plan so she decided to try it out for herself - she had nothing to lose – except those excess pounds! She was thrilled when she achieved her goal weight in time for her operation and has kept it off ever since! She said: “It was wonderful being fully mobile again with my new hip, to be able to shop for some lovely new clothes and, of course, getting lots of compliments.” A few months later Val trained to become an Independent Cambridge Consultant and has since helped hundreds of people on their own weight loss journeys. The Cambridge Weight Plan is a nutritionally complete Very Low Calorie Diet based on meal replacements – shakes, soups, porridge & chocolate bars. Originally developed by doctors for use in hospitals, it has been available in the UK for 27 years with research continually improving it. The 6 different levels mean you can choose a programme, with or without food, to suit yourself. If you would like help with a weight problem, Val is now available on Mondays at French Complexion, Queen Street, Hadleigh. Appointments are on a one-to-one basis and last approx. 45 minutes. For an informal chat please call 01449 737113 or 07519 177645 or visit for more information.

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Sewing Services - Is Your Wedding All Sewn Up? With Valentines day fast approaching, some peoples thoughts may be turning to a summer wedding. Although these days dresses can be bought off the peg on the internet quite cheaply, there is nothing like having your dream dress handmade for you or your bridesmaids. I have quite often been given a pencil drawing of someone's dream wedding dress and gone on to make that dream a reality. Not leaving the men out - waistcoats and cravates to complement the wedding colour theme and style. Feel free to call or email me with any questions you may have regarding having something special made, be it for a wedding, or maybe a traditional silk christening gown or prom dress. I will do all I can to help. Nicki - 01473 828758,


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Parish Clerk Required for Chattisham & Hintlesham Parish Council Job Description, Salary etc. contact: Closing date 29th February, 2012.

Your Country Lodges Need You! Attention all former Women’s Land Army Girls and their families! The fantastic new Stoke by Nayland Country Lodges are almost complete. They are situated above the second large lake at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, on the former Leavenheath Womens’ Land Army Hostel site, and command amazing views over the picturesque golf courses and rolling Constable Country. We are looking to collect as many photographs and memorabilia items from the original wartime site as possible and require your assistance in finding these! We would also love to hear your stories so that we can include them in the proposed display in the unique original Water Tower which we have preserved as a memorial to all your hard work. The five new self-catered luxury Lodges – which each sleep from two to ten guests - will be welcoming their first occupants in April and we wish to share your stories with our visitors. Bill and Devora Peake bought the Land Army Site and surrounding acreage from the War Agricultural Department immediately after the war and adapted the Land Army Hostel to house pigs, chickens and turkeys over the next 20 years or so. Since then the site has been derelict until last year when building started on the Lodges. The land around the Hostel site has therefore been farmed by the Peake family since the war, with mainly arable crops at first and now apples, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. Most of that acreage however was transformed by Bill and Devora in the 1970s into the two championship golf courses that formed Stoke by Nayland Golf Club, which the next generation of the family have since developed into the Hotel, Golf and Spa complex that it is today. Managing Director, Susanna Rendall, says “We are delighted to have been able to create these beautiful Country Lodges from what was a derelict site for so long. At the same time we recognise that it is important to remember the significance of the site’s history both locally and nationally. Hence our appeal to anyone who can come to us with their memories of living and working here during the war so that we can give them a permanent place in our Water Tower to share with our guests and community in the future.” If you have any old photographs, memorabilia or anecdotes please contact Liz Ingle on 01206 265808 or email For Lodges bookings and holiday enquiries please contact Michelle White on 01206 265835 or email and visit

Milden Singers Christmas Concert

The Milden Singers crooned their audience with jazz favourites and traditional Christmas songs. The nostalgic music had the audience singing along and with their original and very entertaining comedy sketches there was much laughter too. These festive concerts raised £950 towards Milden Pavilion Fund so a huge thank you to Pearl and The Milden Singers for such a successful fundraising event. Their next concert is titled ‘Milden Goes Pop’ and back by popular demand will be their rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody. If you would like to join this friendly singing group or for tickets for the next performances on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st April please call Pearl on 01787 247965.

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Knitting, Crocheting & Natter Every Tuesday afternoon, 1.30 to 3.30 in the United Reform Church Hall The cost of the afternoon with tea, coffee and biscuits will be £1

ALL WELCOME If you can’t knit or crochet and would like to learn, come along and someone will help you. A new knitting and crocheting Drop In Centre For more details phone Hilary 01473 824245 or Maggie 01473 823883


BYGONE EXHIBITION 19th February 2012, 10.30 am - 5.00 pm Long Melford Village Hall REFRESHMENTS RAFFLE For more information Tel: Paul Goodchild 01787 372478

Sharon’s Alterations Zips Replaced Hems Shortened/Lengthened Roman Blinds Curtains made for Caravan, Home, Awning etc. Other alterations available please call for further information

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Why not give Yoga a go?

NEW SATURDAY CLASSES at Hadleigh Library Seminar Room from March: 9:15 - 10:45 am adults / 11 am - 12 noon age 13 to 19

Everybody can do yoga! – teenagers too! you feel stressed? Does your body feel tired or stiff? Are your emotions all over the place? Do you sometimes wonder what life is about? Yoga practices bring about balance and harmony in body, mind and spirit: promoting physical, mental and emotional well-being. They can improve co-ordination, concentration and self-confidence and encourage healthy breathing. I am starting new classes, one for adults and one for young people aged 13 to 19, on Saturday mornings from March (see ad) Shake off the week and start the weekend feeling peaceful and relaxed. Teens....11am is the latest I can do – give it a go! Telephone Louise on 07766 488847 or 01473 809860 or email:

Plus our usual classes: HADLEIGH URC Comm Room Mon 1:30 - 3 pm / Thur noon BRANTHAM Village Hall Mon 7:15 - 8:45 pm KERSEY Village Hall Wed 6:30 - 8 pm

RELAX AND REVITALISE Please contact Louise Carpenter for more info or to book a place Qualified Yoga Teacher and Reiki Healer

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Library Link Mood Boosting Books – Boost your mood with a recommended read @ sponsored by the Reading Agency. Research shows that reading improves mental well-being, and reduces stress levels by 67% (Study by University of Sussex, 2009). Eight reading groups around the UK have read, reviewed and recommended a selection of mood-boosting titles. Why not try one? Pick up a leaflet at the library. Libraries are the ideal places to find a mood-boosting book. As community hubs, libraries are also great places to sample a book group, meet others and get reading recommendations. Choices for Care and Support: a new website Choices for Care and Support ( is a new information and signposting website being developed by Suffolk County Council in collaboration with partners in the voluntary sector. It is a starting point for anyone who wants to find out what help is available locally and covers a wide range of self-help options as well as services provided by the county council and others. Features include: information on services and support offered by community groups, voluntary sector and statutory organisations, a directory of Suffolk based organisations and services, interactive Guides based on the answers to a short series of questions, which you can save and print, an account facility where you can save information and come back to it later. We would like your help The website is still being developed, so please let us know what you think. If you would like more information on a topic or have ideas for Guides or improvements please contact Sundays are fun days in the library, craft activities begin at 10.30. We’ve linked in our craft with a classic book ~ February 5th horses hoof prints Black Beauty, 12th Woollen hedgehogs - Mrs Tiggywinkle, 19th Train Journeys - The Railway Children and 26th Rabbit craft - Watership Down. Join in and be your creative best and borrow a book. Bookstart Babybounce is on Thursdays from 10.00am – 10.30am, suitable for ages up to 3. Informal sing and rhyme session and a chance to catch up with other parents, grandparents and carers. Wednesdays is Toptime for the over 55s, a great place to meet new friends in a relaxed atmosphere. February 1st is a games session, 8th a talk by a Top Time member on an intriguing ‘Traitors Tale’, 15th newspaper cuttings, 22nd Guess who? Members’ baby or toddler photos and 29th is poetry. National Libraries Day is Saturday 4th February, an excellent opportunity to find out more about what we do. We would also like as many people as possible to join but don’t feel you have to wait, visit the library at any time to join. We look forward to seeing you. It’s free! Tell your friends and family - it's free to join the library and everyone is welcome. Did you know that with a library card you can borrow up to 20 books, 6 story cassettes/CDs and 3 ebooks for free? You can also borrow CDs, DVDs and computer games for a small charge – ask our staff for details. You can use the internet for free in every library too – our computer system means that you can book in advance to surf the net or just pop in and see if a PC is free. Hadleigh Library, 29 High Street, Hadleigh, IP7 5AG Tel: 01473 823778

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Thankyou from Beauty-Licious Julie and the girls would like to say a big thankyou to all our clients for all their patience and understanding over the last couple of weeks since the fire. Also a big thankyou to everyone who has helped us to open up again so soon.

Inspired by Gainsborough: Landscape Prints from the Gainsborough's House Collection 14 January 2012 to 24 March 2012 This exhibition provides a unique opportunity to see a number of prints and rare books from the Gainsborough's House permanent collection. In the decades following his death Thomas Gainsborough’s landscape drawings and prints provided inspiration for the progressive work of artists and printmakers in England and the Wooded Landscape with Figures and publication of various Cattle at a Pool c1778 books of prints. Thomas Gainsborough Produced for private study, such books helped to shape Gainsborough’s reputation as an exemplar of a particular idea of English landscape. The prints and books on display in this exhibition, which are seldom on public view, demonstrate Gainsborough’s influence on printmaking. The oldest of the books is a rare edition of Imitations of Modern Drawings 1784-1788 put together by a contemporary of Gainsborough, Thomas Rowlandson (1756 –1827). It contains prints taken from the drawings of Gainsborough and other artists. It is the only one of the books to have been produced in Gainsborough’s lifetime. The exhibition focuses on the prints of William Wells, John Laporte and Thomas Rowlandson produced between the years 1788 and the early years of the nineteenth-century. Original drawings and prints by Gainsborough are also on display. 46 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2EU Telephone: 01787 372958 Fax: 01787 376991

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Letter from Layham Layham Parish Council • The main matters discussed at the meeting of Wednesday 24 January were: • There is continuing concern at deterioration of the building fabric at the Marquis of Cornwallis and the fact that the roof may not now be watertight after the attempted theft of tiles; • It was agreed that assistance should be sought from Babergh District Council Planning Department that may have a responsibility to secure the roof of this Grade 2 Listed Building; • It was agreed to remove the displaced tiles to a safe location; • It was agreed to reimburse the Clerk for 50% of the cost of a printer; • Information is still being gathered about the financial and manpower implications of taking part share of a Speed Gun with Hadleigh Town Council; • Anglian Water engineers have looked at the drains of 39 Brett Green and will report back if the roots of a nearby tree are a problem; • The precept of £8,500 for the year 2012-13 was agreed; • A small change was made to the Parish Councils Financial Regulations to tighten up the arrangements should any future Council apply to take out a loan; • Anglian Water had not been charging the Parish for water used on the allotments for six years since the tap was provided. This oversight has recently been discovered and a bill for the past three years (the maximum time possible for retrospective charging) has been received. It was agreed that it would be unreasonable to charge this to allotment holders for the period prior to 2011-12. Bills are being raised to recover the liability for the last year; • It appears that the annual bill for allotment water will be between £60-£80, with each gardener paying one sixth of the sum; • It was agreed to approach the user of allotment 5, who appears not to be using the whole area, to see if he would like to share with the next person on the waiting list; • It was recognised and recorded that the small group of people representing the village on the national Grid Community Forums are working hard and making progress as they argue for the undergrounding of the new power lines planned to cross our Parish; • Planning. It was noted that the two-storey side and rear extension to Holly Cottage, Upper Street has been approved; • A meeting with an officer from Suffolk ACRE will meet with councillors on Monday 16 January to discuss the possibility of the Council producing a second Parish Plan. The next meeting of the Council will be at 7.30 on Wednesday 25 January 2012 in the Village Hall. Information about the Parish Council together with full minutes is on the village website: The Clerk to Layham Parish Council is Jane Cryer who can be contacted on 07920 713940 or

St Andrew's - your parish church Services for February 5th 12th 19th 26th

10.30 am 9.15 am 9.15 am 10.15 am 9.15 am

Family Worship Sung Eucharist Said Eucharist (BCP) Cafe Church Family Eucharist

Hot Sunday Lunch Layham Village Hall, Sunday 11 March, 12.30pm 2 Courses + coffee for £8, Vegetarian option, Reduction for children Book by 6 March: Tel: Audrey 822081 or Sonia 822220 Transport can be arranged

Advance Notice of Annual Meeting The APCM (Annual Meeting ) will be on 22 March 2012 at 7.30 pm

Layham Playing Field TAKE NOTE - TREE FELLING - SATURDAY 11 FEBRUARY There are three willow trees on the field that are outgrowing the space 22

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available. One of the three is shown (growing at an angle) in the picture. They are to be felled on Saturday 11 February when anyone using the playing field will be asked to enter the field from the Brett Green entrance and keep away from the work in progress. Thank you

Playing Field 100 Club December was the BIG DRAW and the winners were: £100 Ticket No 38 Alderson £50 Ticket No 27 Aldous £15 Ticket No 15 Bynoe Ticket No 77 Webber £10

Do you NEED a full-size black bin? Help Layham to become one of the greenest parishes in the district. If you are not filling the large standard issue black bin (240 litres) then you may be pleased to know that Babergh District Council will exchange it for one half the size (120 litres) at a small handling charge of just £5. There are three advantages: • The smaller bin takes up far less space and is less weighty to handle; • It is easier to hide from permanent view; • It encourages users to minimise waste sent to landfill. In the new financial year, charges may rise for administering such a change, so take advantage of the present conditions and contact the Babergh Waste Management Team by phoning 01473 822801 and asking for the department that deals with waste bins.

Goings-on at the Marquis One morning in early January men climbed ladders onto the roof of the Marquis of Cornwallis from the rear – in broad daylight. They worked quickly and carelessly removing hundreds of whole tiles and breaking others. It may be that they thought they would be regarded as bone-fide workmen and nobody would question their presence. They stacked the tiles neatly on the ground and then, leaving behind the tiles, their ladders and their carrying hod, disappeared in their white van. The police were called and were on site quite quickly but too late to find anyone. Three members of the Parish Council and Richard Groom have moved the tiles to a place of safe storage and Babergh District Council has been asked to ensure the building (Grade 2 Listed) is made weatherproof before there is too much damage from water. It will help if those who live near-by can keep an eye on the building and report anything suspicious immediately on 101 to our Safer Neighbourhood Team.

Pizzey’s / Stiff’s Market Garden Some months ago we published a request for information on the market garden that used to be on the land now the site of Brett Green. As a result of some local enquiries we have been loaned a photograph of an early solid-tyred flat-bed lorry loading up on the land behind Brett House. Close examination shows strawberries growing in the foreground. Picture of Alfred Pizzey’s lorry The nursery owner, Alfred Pizzey, is seen with his daughter May sometime before his death in 1914. His wife died the same year which may be why he is wearing a black

arm band. Alfred had a son Hugh who was a Private in the 1st / 4th Bn.York and Lancs Regiment and who was killed aged just 19 in Belgium in 1917. He is buried at Tyne Cot Memorial Cemetery in Belgium. May remained living at Brett House and in 1920 married Cecil Stiff with whom she ran the business for many years. After their deaths, the market garden remained in the hands of the Stiff family and continued in production until 1963. Postscript : It is very satisfying now and then to have communication with someone who has moved away from the area but still has an interest in the village and reads ‘Letter from Layham’. A telephone call from Robert Stiff (80), who now lives in Whitstable, adds a little colour to the article above although it was actually in response to the article about Layham’s war memorial in the November issue of HCN. Robert telephoned to say that when he was born in 1931, his mother and father were given £5 to start a savings account for him by his Aunt May and Uncle Cecil Stiff. The condition was that when he was christened, one of his Christian names should be Hugh to perpetuate the name of Hugh Pizzey referred to above. Thus he was named Robert Hugh Charles Stiff.

A closer look at interesting photographs If you are interested to look closely at a photograph that appears in these columns you can call up the Hadleigh Community News Website where all pictures can be doubled in size at the click of a mouse!

Layham Playgroup

What’s on in February at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa Valentine’s Ball

Junior Golf Day

Saturday 11th February

Monday 13th & Friday 17th February

Enjoy an evening of fun and romance with a welcome glass of Buck’s Fizz, delicious 3 course dinner and dancing to “Soul Collective”. Tickets £39.50.

These Golf Academy days are great fun and help you learn or improve your game. Competitions, prizes and lunch are also included at just £25. Days run from 10am2.30pm.

Valentine’s Candlelit Dinner

Mother’s Day gifts at Pippin

Saturday 11th & Tuesday 14th February

The Pippin Shop is an Aladdin’s Cave of delights including toys, gifts, hand-crafted jewellery, beautiful scarves and bags and a wide selection of delicious treats. Choose your items to be beautifully wrapped in a hamper to make an ideal gift for someone special.

Spend a romantic evening together in the Lakes Restaurant. For £34.50 per person you can enjoy a glass of Champagne, delicious 3 course dinner and a red rose for your Valentine. For all Valentine’s bookings please telephone 01206 265837/818 or email

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Happy New Year! Welcome back to all our children and a Happy New Year to everyone. A special welcome to all the new children who have joined us at Layham Playgroup this term. We hope you all enjoy your time with us and soon feel part of the Playgroup family. The children have all settled back in well and have been enjoying telling us all about their festive celebrations. The children have really enjoyed exploring and playing instruments in our music sessions recently as you can see in the photo. This half term we will be thinking about our favourite toys and our pets. We will also be finding out about animals and their homes and have lots of fun activities planned. Pamper Evening in the Planning We are busy in the process of organising a ‘Pamper Evening’ later on Friday 9th March from 8.00pm-10.00pm at the Library Seminar Suite. This will be a great opportunity to relax, unwind and enjoy some mini treatments whilst having fun with some friends too. Watch this space for more details. Open Week Layham Playgroup is a small, friendly playgroup situated in a beautiful countryside setting. We are holding an Open Week on Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th and Friday 23rd March from 10.00am onwards. Please phone the number below to book your place. Our Toddler Group takes place every Wednesday morning, please come and join us for lots of fun and friendly faces. Layham Playgroup is a feeder group for all three Primary Schools in Hadleigh. 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 Meeting of the Council held on the 15th December 2011 Present: Miss P. Cook (Town Mayor), N. Amin, Mrs S. Angland, Mrs Byrne, T. Clarke, Ms Y. Free D.G. Grutchfield, Mrs. D.A. Haylock, B. L. Lazenby, P.M. Matthews, L. Munson, Mrs. M. Munson, Miss Nevard, T. Sheldrick and R. Whiting In attendance: PC Matt Paisley (Suffolk Constabulary) and Councillor B. Riley, Babergh District Council APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Babergh District Councillor Mrs Grandon had tendered her apologies and wished members of the Council a Happy Christmas. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST Councillor Matthews declared a prejudicial interest in the Finance & Personnel Report as he lives at Cemetery Lodge and left the meeting for this item. MINUTES The Minutes of the Meeting of the Council held on the 17th November 2011 were taken as read and were confirmed and signed. MATTERS ARISING Babergh Community Achievement Awards 2012 The Mayor reported that both Hadleigh Town Council nominees have been successful in being awarded the Babergh Community Achievement Award 2012. Short Term Parking Charges The Mayor reported that an invitation had been sent to the Town Clerk and Mayor of Sudbury to visit the offices. The Town Clerk had a prior engagement but the Mayor and Mayoress would be attending. POLICING PC Paisley presented the Police Report for November and it was noted that 27 crimes had been recorded during the months. The offences comprised as follows: 5 burglaries, 5 criminal damage, 4 assault occasioning ABH, 4 thefts, 2 minor wound without intent, 2 common assault non-injury, 1 interference with motor vehicle, 1 cause an affray, 1 drunk & disorderly in a public place, 1 threat to kill and 1 make off without payment. Of these crimes 6 had been detected. He reported that the level of crime in Hadleigh had dropped for the third year running. PC Paisley updated Councillors on the DPPO, the catalytic converter scheme. He reported on two main points of interest: i) The Leisure Centre at Hadleigh High School Following complaints from residents he is working with Babergh District Council and the High School to find a solution to the lighting and noise issues. ii) Hadleigh Community Primary School He has met with the Head Teacher regarding the issue of inconsiderate parking. They are looking at the walking bus scheme and the police will be provided with special event dates in order that they can police the parking in the areas around the school. He answered questions on the Glanville Road issue, the number of burglaries and reported break ins on allotments in Ipswich. The Mayor raised the issue of inconsiderate parking in Church Street. She had received a letter from Suffolk County Council advising that they would not pursue the matter. The Clerk had been asked to obtain details of how many objections had been raised and by whom. The County Councillor was asked to raise this matter if no response was received from the officer. REPORT OF THE DISTRICT COUNCILLORS Councillors Mrs Munson and Riley had provided written reports. Councillor Grutchfield reported on the national grid meetings and budget issues. The Mayor reported a letter she had received which stated on the envelope that it had come from Ipswich Borough Council. The letter was from Babergh District Council advising on changes to the Council tax payments. She requested the District Councillors to report back to the District Council that it would be appreciated if letters from Babergh District Council had their own logo, or left blank, on their post in future. REPORT OF THE COUNTY COUNCILLOR Councillor Grutchfield had provided a written report. He also reported that the new Chief Executive of Suffolk County Council, Deborah Cadman, was now in office. The Mayor

Service of Celebration On Monday February 6th 2012 Councillor Miss Penny Cook, Hadleigh Town Mayor, is hosting a Service of Celebration in St. Mary’s Church at 2pm to mark the Queen’s Accession to the Throne on this day in 1952. An open invitation to the Service is extended by The Mayor to the residents of the Town..

Hadleigh Town Council Members of the Environment & General Purposes Committee are looking to organise a Spring Clean. They are, therefore, looking for volunteers and suggested areas in theTown which you think would benefit from a Spring Clean. All equipment required will be provided. If you feel you would like to be a volunteer or have any site suggestions please contact Elaine Root on 01473 823884 or e.mail by the end of March so that the Committee can co-ordinate the event. 24

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advised that she too had met Ms. Cadman and invited her to Hadleigh in the New Year. MAYOR’S COMMUNICATIONS The Mayor reported: i) E.mail received from Paul Little advising that there is a case for a wide DPPO area in both Hadleigh and Long Melford. They are waiting for Sudbury Town Council to reconsider some issues and then hope to progress the scheme in these areas in 2012. (this had been reported earlier by the Police) ii) Suffolk County Council’s document on the Budget Consultation which was available in the office or on line. iii) An e.mail from the Hadleigh Craft Group and a photograph of the completed Olympic Pennant iv) An e.mail received from Mrs Sue Clements (ex-Deputy Town Clerk) reporting that her son, Kieran, had represented the GB Team at the European Cross Country Championships held in Slovenia and came 9th in the Under 20’s race. The GB Team had received a Gold medal. The Mayor would be sending a congratulatory note. STANDING ORDER NO. 24 Councillor Mrs Byrne asked if a letter could be sent to the members of the Town Forum on the successful Christmas Event held on Sunday 4th December as she, herself, was receiving congratulations on their behalf. Councillor Grutchfield asked if the Council were aware that under Section A19 which deals with police pensions and the fire service that officers are now allowed to retire after 30 years’ service or aged 55 years and are you aware that the police authority will be wound up or finished on the 22nd November 2012 that will be a week after the appointment of the new Police Commissioner. ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT It was RESOLVED that accounts amounting to £18,873.33 be approved for payment. PLANNING COMMITTEE The Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on the 24th November 2011 were noted. FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE The Report of the Meeting of the Committee held on the 1st December 2011 was received and accepted including the recommendation to provide grants to: i) £750 to 4YP ii) £200 to Great Meeting United Reformed Church iii) £150 to Hanging Gardens of Hadleigh iv) £300 to Ansell Community Centre Also to accept the quotation of £400 to carry out a valuation on Cemetery Lodge. BUDGET ESTIMATES 2012/2013 The Council considered the Budget Report of the Finance & Personnel Committee which had reviewed the financial position of the Council, proposed revised estimates for the current year and estimates for the year 2012/2013 and outlined the position on the various separate Funds. It was agreed that the final report and precept would be finalised at the January Town Council Meeting. In the meantime the Clerk was given permission to advise Babergh District Council of a possible 1% increase. HADLEIGH LEISURE FACILITY Babergh District Council was requesting Hadleigh Town Council’s permission to remove two street lights owned by Hadleigh Town Council by the Swimming Pool in order that the work on the new Leisure Facility could continue. New lighting was included in the scheme and would be maintained by South Suffolk Leisure. This request was approved. The Clerk was asked to investigate the scrap value of the lighting columns. BABERGH DISTRICT COUNCIL BUDGET PAPER L119 Councillor Grutchfield had requested this item be put on the Agenda. It was noted that the District Councillors had voted 10 – 3 against short term parking charges. SUFFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL – PART NIGHT LIGHTING Councillors were in receipt of additional information regarding Suffolk County Council’s proposal to turn off street lighting in Hadleigh between 12 midnight and 5.30am from January 2012. The Clerk was asked to monitor for a period of six months any increase in crimes in the times when the lights were switched off and if there was any increase Suffolk County Council are to be informed. Councillor Sheldrick reported that the pilot schemes had shown no increase in crimes or accidents. The Suffolk County Council Officer would be thanked for his offer to attend future meetings but would be informed that we would continue to monitor the situation. TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE It was noted that part of the U8901 Access Road would be closed from 9th January until 17th February 2012 in order that Celotex could carry out building a conveyor system over the carriageway. Councillor Sheldrick advised that a web site called ‘Elgin’ showed all the roadworks taking place all over the country. There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.20pm Mrs Carol A. Bailey BA(Hons) Addendum: Please write to Mrs. Carol A. Bailey BA(Hons) Town Clerk, Hadleigh Town Council, The Guildhall Hadleigh IP7 5DN if you are part of a voluntary organisation or community group wishing to be considered for a grant including the following information: • The specific amount of the grant • What the funding is for • Breakdown of costs and any funds already raised • How the project will benefit Hadleigh and its residents. This grant aid is not available to fund individuals, commercial or statutory organisations.

institutionalisation of Health Mid January saw the publishing of a report by the NHS Future Forum. The report contained the suggestion that GPs “should aim with every contact to offer advice and support to maintain or improve a person's mental and physical health and wellbeing, which might mean looking outside their initial symptom or concern". However there are significant problems with the advice given through the government controlled institutions of health, including the NHS and the Department of Education. It is becoming clear that centrally planned health policies are not effective in creating healthy societies. Ceding personal responsibility for health to central government and its varous institutions often leads to contradictions, as illustrated below. It is well known that high glycemic index foods (including rice, breads, pastas and potatoes) cause weight gain: “This finding is consistent with the hypothesis that with increased glycemic index, more insulin is produced and more fat is stored, suggesting that type of carbohydrate may be related to body weight." Am. J. Epidemiol. (2005) “The Government recommends that all healthy individuals should consume a diet that contains: plenty of starchy foods such as rice, bread, pasta and potatoes” FSA Nutrient and Food Based Guidelines for UK Institutions. "In 2009-10 almost one in four reception pupils was either overweight or obese – 23.1% – while among year six children the figure was 33.4% – more than a third." The Guardian. "Government projections show that if current trends continue, nine out of 10 men will be overweight within 15 years, and at least half the population obese within 25 years." The Telegraph “The Structure and Balance of the Curriculum ... recommends a minimum allocation of 15% of curriculum time for the Expressive Arts. Where schools allocated the minimum time to the Expressive Arts, classes often had less than one hour per week for physical education.” HM Inspectorate of Education Institutionalisation of heatlh leads to ‘one size fits all’ strategies that fail most individuals; it also robs people of the right and responsibility for their own health. For a joined-up and common sense approach to health, and to find out how you can reclaim control of your personal health, call 01473 826232 today.


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Thankyou Thanks to all who helped take down the 50 Xmas Trees in the High Street on Saturday 7th January. We were very lucky with the weather although those going up and down the ladders found it rather too warm. A very special thank you goes to the young people who gave us their time and dragged every tree back to the Town Hall for collection (not an easy job) – Millie and Harry Forbes, Shelley Sutton and Cal and Freya Dawson. They were joined by: Farhad Abdly, Charlie Dawson , Andy & Cherry Forbes, Graham Linge, Brian and Sarah Loftus, Peter Matthews, Glenn and Elaine Root Thanks, yet again go to Mike Ager and Kenny McGhee for the loan of their ladders and to Phil Taylor for the use of his truck. If anyone is interested in helping with this activity next year please ring Elaine at Hadleigh Town Council on 01473 823884.

Murder Most Manic! Having recovered from their recent panto ‘Treasure Island’ Boxford Drama Group is embarking (no pun intended) on their next production and this time it is the comedy farce by Jack Sharkey entitled ‘The Murder Room’. Shortly after her marriage, Mavis Hollister, a villainess if ever there was one, and her lover put into motion their cunning plot to kill her wealthy new husband, Edgar. Meanwhile Edgar catches his new bride telling obvious lies about where she has spent the evening and Mavis is forced to think quickly to concoct a whole scenario which becomes more and more ludicrously frantic as the questioning progresses, all culminating in her improvised second attempt on Edgar’s life which seems to succeed rather well and all too easily.............or did it? Before long the family cat cops it and Edgar’s body vanishes. The arrival of Edgar's nice but dim daughter Susan, with fiancé in tow, plus an interfering housekeeper, fails to help, as do the two bumbling members of the local Constabulary. All manage to complicate everything as they try to solve the mystery of Edgars' disappearance whilst being thwarted by an ever increasingly manic Mavis. The Murder Room is a comic gem with a loony plot, barmy characters, slick and fast-moving dialogue and a cellar with a great deal of steps. Complication follows complication until chaos reigns supreme, and all directed by Jane Lindekam who helmed BDG’s Tiptoe Through the Tombstones, Brush With a Body and the popular. Farndale comedies. Performance dates are Thursday 8th 7.30pm £7.00 no supper or £13 with supper, Friday 9th and Saturday 10th March 7.30pm £13.00 with supper. Tickets will be available from Boxford Newsagents from Saturday 4th February, or you can reserve tickets by emailing - simply tell us the day you want and how many tickets you would like. If you reserve Thursday tickets, please state whether you want supper or not. Please note we cannot accept ticket reservations made via email after 29th February. HADLEIGH TOWN COUNCIL Full Council Meetings: Date of Next Meetings at 7.30pm Thursday 16th February 2012 Thursday 15th March 2012

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The Hadleigh Recorders Report for 2011 Extracts from the Recorders notes for 2011. The full report will be deposited at the Suffolk Record Office for the benefit of researchers in future years. January In the High Street all the shops appear to be occupied, despite the difficult trading times nationally. The former Donkey restaurant in Stone Street which closed last November, has now re-opened as a Bistro and Bar. A new pool table delivered to St. Mary's church for the Porch Project. VAT rise to 20% increases unleaded fuel at the Lady Lane Garage to £1.27.9, then soon up to £1.30.9 February A 1960's built bungalow demolished at the top end of Lady Lane. Appears to be part of the access works for the new housing development, and new roundabout and road on the by-pass. Andrew's butchers shop closes for a few days to allow for expansion into an adjacent shop. A skating rink set up at the leisure centre by BDC for one day only during half-term, unfortunately it rained all day! There were four market traders for the Friday 24th market day. (Market is held weekly) Fruit and Vegetables; Fresh fish; Meats etc., and Pot plants and shrubs. Priory Hall; the swimming pool destroyed by fire during January 2010, now being rebuilt. Rain on the 25th and 26th causes the River Brett to break its banks March The large Monkey Puzzle tree at the URC church in the Market Place has been cut down. Unleaded fuel now £1.33.9p a litre, then up to £1.35.9. Disquiet about essential travel costs, especially in rural areas. The Government Budget, 1p less duty, thus fuel falls to £1.34.9. New owners for the shops, Plumb Green, and The Suffolk Flower Co. both located in the High Street. Associates of 'The Porch Project' formed. (St. Mary's Church) April Fuel rises to £1.35.9, then up another 1p, and a further 1p towards the end of the month. A very dry, warm month. Temperatures into the 70'sF. The church clock bell stopped by a Jackdaws nest which has moved the bell against the clock face. The Alabaster Society held their gathering at the Guild Hall on the 23rd/24th. Held every three years. Work to replace the copper roof covering on the Catholic Church in Angel Street has been completed. Some shops and private residences display bunting and flags to mark the Royal Wedding of William to Catherine on the 29th of the month. May A local referendum being conducted to gauge opinion on, 'Should Babergh D.C. merge with the Mid-Suffolk D.C. to make one local authority.' The Hadleigh Show held in fine weather at Holbecks Park. Cars were queing back to the bypass to gain entry. The former Hadleigh Bowls Clubhouse in Magdalen Road being demolished. The Red House in Pound Lane being totally refurbished June New brick wall to Catholic church boundary with Long Bessells being built. Waterfield House, a new care home in Grays Close officially opened on the 13th. Cost was over 10m. Construction work now underway on another home on site of former Hadleigh Bowls Club, and to be named Magdalen House. These two plus that one nearly completed at Gallows Hill, means three new care-homes built in about a year, and reflects the needs of an ageing population. July BDC refuses planning permission for a Tesco superstore on Brett Works site by one vote. The jewellery shop in Maiden Way (at the covered way) has closed. Teaspoon print business at the Market Place has closed. Cricket Club has a new nets facility on the Friars Hill ground, opened by the Chairman of BDC. Canterbury House, nursing home opens at Gallows Hill. 'Girls Love Roses' dress shop opens in Maiden Way. Nearby a Beauty and Hairdressing Saloon has opened, in former Jon Cutter. August Fuel £1.36.9 at Lady Lane. Two bench seats positioned in the churchyard. Metal temporary fencing positioned around the new building site off Durrants Farm Lane as a prelude to building works. September Toppesfield Hall has a sold notice on it. Groundworks begin on new Persimonds building development off Durrants farm lane. Saturday 17th – The penultimate stage of the Tour of Britain Cycle Race, passed through the town at about 11am. The rooks nest has now been removed from the external bell hanging structure on the church spire. The church clock bell now rings the hours once again. The Yellow Rose Boutique opens in the Market Place in former Teaspoon printing premises. October Filming of 'Private Peaceful' takes place in the churchyard area. The old Hadleigh town pump opposite The Ram PH, has been repainted. The former orchard in Threadneedle Street, to the rear of the Eight Bells PH has been cleared and foundations for a new made. Former Erbens premises at entrance to the industral estate being remodeled November. Construction of a new gym and dance venue for BDC

commences in Stonehouse Road. Cost projected to be 2.4m. December Mild weather during the Christmas holiday. A large turnout for the tradional meet of the Essex & Suffolk Hunt which assembled on the Holbecks field, used as a car park for the Hadleigh Show. Lady Lane garage, fuel reduces to £1.34.9 after various increases and decreases through the year. Fire at the recently opened beauty shop in Maiden Way. (former Hairdressers) Roger Kennell, Hadleigh Recorder.January 2012

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Froggle – the new technological learning tool for Hadleigh High School Our new Virtual Learning Environment has been launched with pupils. This is a fantastic facility which allows pupils to access their school work from home via the internet. Pupils have named this resource 'Froggle'. It has been very well received by pupils who are able to see how Froggle can support their learning in class and at home as well as ensuring their personal organisation with timely reminders! It also has a function which allows pupils to talk to staff and pupils about their work. In addition, pupils (and soon parents) will be able to access details regarding pupils’ homework thereby allowing parents to support their child’s independent learning. If a child is absent from school for any reason they will also be able to access details regarding the work they have missed. The aim of this tool is to enable all resources and communication regarding learning to be located in one location and be accessible from anywhere. The system has been designed to help pupils achieve their full potential by giving them access to school resources from anywhere. This includes access to their “mywork” area in school whilst they are at home. Pupils can also access the shared drives to pick up resources such as electronic exercise books and interactive resources from home. Access to timetable, school notices, social feed, e-mail calendars, set work, marks and GO4Schools reports, school documents, forums, clubs etc. will also be available. All these items are managed from a secure environment; therefore, security is not compromised. Needless to say, the pupils’ views of this resource are central to its development and we are very grateful to the team of pupils who have been involved in designing the format of this new initiative supported by staff and technical advisors.

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Box Clever & Shakespeare The Box Clever Theatre Company has been visiting our school for a few years now, putting a modern twist on various plays and bringing Shakespeare to life. They will be visiting again in the upcoming months, performing Romeo and Juliet to Year Nine students to enjoy. After seeing a fantastic Box Clever performance last year we can safely say that the Year Nines have a lot to look forward to. In addition to this, plans for this year’s Shakespeare Schools’ Festival are already underway and we cannot wait to perform again! Science GCSEs After much hard-work and revision, our Year 10s taking Double Science sat their first exams on January 12th. This section of the GCSE qualification is worth a third of their overall grade so the Year 10s are anxiously awaiting their marks. Year 11 are also embarking on their Science exams in the coming months, and we wish them the best of luck. Year 9 has now begun their Science GCSE course, and of course we also wish them luck with it. Musical Soiree On Wednesday 18th January, Miss Staples organised a Musical Soiree for students from Years 10 and 11. They had the opportunity to perform a variety of music, varying from classical to jazz and pop, in many different formats from solos to duets. The audience received the performances well and the Music Department now wishes to make this an Annual Event! Geography Over 100 Year 10 students explored Hadleigh, visiting the new proposed Tesco Site carrying out primary research as they would in their GCSE case study. They studied the positive and negative reasons for building a Tesco store in Hadleigh and how it would affect the town. In addition to this, five students will be spending three days in Belgium, during May, investigating sustainability in schools, here and abroad. Our new, pupil-named, Virtual Learning Environment has proved to be a great success, both in lessons and at home. Froggle, our educational website, has been well received by pupils and has worked to aid learning and organisation. Pupils can now access revision resources, saved work, school documents and notices, play educational games and discuss topics on the open forums. It’s popular with pupils who think it’s “A great way for students and teachers to communicate more often” – Jake Worthington (Year 10). You can access Froggle though the ordinary Hadleigh High School website and it includes links for other innovative new features like the Go4Schools website where parent are able to take a closer look at their child’s progress throughout their classes. Winter Sports Tour 2012 From February 10th – 18th, 46 students from Years 9, 10 and 11 will be visiting The Alps in Wagrain in Austria, for the Winter Sports Tour, over 8 days. Students had a choice to either ski or snowboard, and other activities during the trip include: playing Austrian Curling, swimming and watching the Zell Am See Icebears Ice Hockey Team. After the first week back after half term, initial letters will be given out for another Wintersports Trip in 2014 – so keep a look out! Cambridge University Trip On Monday 23rd January, 10 students from Year 10 were selected to visit Emmanuel College, Cambridge. It was a great experience to be able to explore the Historic buildings and it gave a real insight into the type of courses and opportunities available from universities in the future. Getting a chance to listen to the Professors and students talk really raised the aspirations of all of the pupils involved. Health and Social Care On Tuesday 17th of January, the Year 10 Health and Social Care group, visited


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the Hadleigh Play Station group. They spent an hour doing many activities interacting with the children, reading books and doing puzzles. The children ranging from 2 to 4 years old gave the students of Hadleigh High an insight into child care; when the students returned to school they were positive about their experience. Extended Project Qualification The four Year Ten students who, in November, began Edexcel’s Extended Project Qualification are continuing work towards completing a dissertation on the various features of childhood and development through literature. They are each individually working on different questions or titles ranging from the treatment of orphans to the effects of social class on childhood. Through tutoring, discussion and reading, they aim to gain the qualification by November 2012. Duke of Edinburgh Success Congratulations to Dan Rose and Alex Sparkes for successfully completing the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. After several months hard work and of perseverance they were recently presented with their award by local Councillors. Dan and Alex really enjoyed the new experiences; discovering new skills and personal qualities. They were certainly challenged throughout; getting the opportunity to meet new people and faced with having to work with them as part of a team. In their journey to achieving their Bronze Award they developed skills, confidence and a view on new experiences that they can use in the months and years to come with employers and/or colleges. No Smoking Oscars Year 8s are beginning their preparations for Suffolk NHS No Smoking Oscars, for which they produce a film promoting non-smoking. After winning the Oscars last year, there’s a high expectation for this year’s film clips. The students have been working on their clips throughout their PSHEe lessons, though any students within the school are welcome to chip in with the production and making of the film.

schools cup and the Suffolk schools cup, after many victories against teams such as Kesgrave, Northgate, and Great Cornard, with their top scorer Caeal Casey. Hockey The under 13’s Hockey Team took part in a Hockey Tournament with Years 7 and 8. Year 8 achieved 4thplace, Year 7’s were the runners up and the Under 14’s were the overall winners. Seth Philbedge was their team captain and the team elected Sam Beven to be the Player of the Tournament. Their latest game in the league was against Copleston and they won 3 – 0. Production news This year’s production, We Will Rock You, is looking good so far, and we are only a few weeks away from ‘show time’! We have just started Saturday rehearsals managing to squeeze in time to get all of the practice we need. There has been recent development on some of the staging; we now have a large podium which will be featured in many of the songs performed on the three nights of the production. Dances are now being taught to the cast of ‘We Will Rock You’, they are looking rather impressive and are sure to dazzle the audience. Lighting and sound people have been found to sort the technical side of the performance out. Costumes are starting to appear and this year’s memorabilia is the choice of a T-shirt or Hoodie! Performance dates have changed! There will no longer be a performance on Friday 11th February and the production will run for three days starting on Tuesday the 7th February (the primary school are coming to watch the all day rehearsal on Monday the 6th of February) All performances will start at 7.30. Tickets go on sale Monday the 30th January so look out for more information about tickets soon! Art On Wednesday the 18th January, 3 talented students were given the opportunity to go to Suffolk One and take part in a life drawing class. This class meant drawing nudes for 5 hours. One of the students who took part in the day was interviewed and this is what he had to say about the day: “We started off drawing for five minutes and then after that we stopped to see how we had progressed; as we carried on drawing, Nigel, the teacher, came round and gave us pointers as to how to improve. Lee Irvine told us: “The Art day really helped me to improve my life drawing skills; it was challenging but definitely worth it.”

Face Britain Last year many of our current Year Ten pupils took part in the ‘Face Britain’ project organised by The Prince’s Foundation for Children. The project encourages children of all ages to submit their self-portraits which are now displayed on the website. Lots of the pupils at Hadleigh High School have a strong interest in Art and many of them took the decision to participate. The aim was for the pupils to express themselves, explore their identity and have fun. We received lots of positive feedback about the art and the organisers we impressed by the creativity of the portraits. The Year Nine pupils have just started the ‘Face Britain’ project and we hope this year will be just as successful as the last! The portraits can be viewed at Agriculture Some of our Year 10 and 11 students are taking part in a two year course made up of six units called the BTEC Diploma in Agriculture. This course covers the areas of Animal & Crop Production/Husbandry, Agricultural Businesses and Conservation & Improvement of British Habitats. The structure of the course is half theory, half practical and includes work experience on a farm. Year 11 Prom The Year 11’s prom has been booked and letters sent out to the pupils. The event is due to be held on 13th July at All Manor of Events, in Henley and is bound to be an enjoyable night. Year 9 Events The Year 9 options evening was attended by 92% of the year as they decide which GCSE subjects they want to take in Year 10. Mr Branch said the options evening was “an impressive night” which gave the students a clearer image of each of the courses. A trip to the London Science Museum has been arranged for the 16th of March which the pupils are really looking forward to. Year 7’s boy’s football The year 7 boy’s football team is through to the semi finals of the Ipswich


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A message from the President of Hadleigh Chamber of Commerce Roger Bannister We have an exciting year ahead with the Chamber’s programme of monthly breakfast, and quarterly lunch meetings. On 8th March our first key-note lunch speaker is Rachel Sloane, an award winning broadcaster who has presented every type of programme (news, current affairs, consumer, arts, medical, and phone-in). Her company, Rachel Sloane Partnerships Ltd, offers media production and training and, as a freelance producer and presenter, she is frequently called upon to present a variety of programmes on BBC local radio. The Chamber supports the Hadleigh Porch Project and are working in partnership with the Red Rose Chain Film and Theatre Company, who are launching a brand new Youth Theatre Company. Red Rose Chain will be holding free drama workshops, the taster session takes place on Saturday 3rd March at Gippeswyk Hall, Ipswich, IP2 9AF. The workshops are open to anyone between the ages of 13 and 21 who would like to take part. You don’t need to have done any theatre or performance before. The workshop will run from 10am to 2pm, working with professionals from Red Rose Chain, including Artistic Director Joanna Carrick and will be working on scenes from Shakespeare’s King Lear! On 19, May, at the Hadleigh May Show, some of the Porch Project young people, will be performing with the Red Rose Chain and this will form part of the Chamber stand. The Shakespeare street theatre piece will be child-friendly, fun-packed, high-energy and feature interactive elements with the audience and children being involved. To continue to strengthen the business community, the Chamber will be inviting retailers and businesses on the Hadleigh Industrial Estate to a free bacon sandwich breakfast, at 7.30am on Thursday, 22 March at Free Rein’s offices, Hadleigh Enterprise Park, Crockatt Road, Hadleigh IP7 6RJ to discuss how we can promote tourism, represent business issues in Babergh, ease traffic congestion and prevent crime in our town and on the industrial estate. To reserve your place e-mail Join the chamber on-line today for an annual subscription of just £20 or collect a membership form from the reception of Walter Wright Chartered Accountants, 89 High Street, Hadleigh, IP7 5EA. Tel: 01473 822 143. 30

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In June Glenn Abbassi will be cycling 217 miles (348 km) to raise funds for MAG. The route is from London to Portsmouth to board the ferry to Cherbourg. From there the cyclists will ride to Ste Mere Eglise where paratroopers landed on D-Day to secure the route to Utah Beach. The following day they will visit Utah and Omaha beaches, where 34,250 soldiers landed on 6th June 1944 for Operation Overlord, before heading inland to spend the night at the historic town of Bayeaux. The final day's cycling along the coast includes Arromanches and sightings of German batteries and bunkers, and the cyclists will arrive at Pegasus Bridge, before finishing the ride at the British cemetery at Ranville and a final few miles into Caen. Glenn, the only female member of the Rotary Club of Hadleigh, saw the cycle ride mentioned in a Rotary newsletter, and thought it sounded an excellent way of promoting the international aspect of Rotary. She would greatly appreciate donations to this worthwhile cause which can be made on or by texting PTJG51 to 70070. These will be personally acknowledged, and Glenn will be very grateful for support (and suggestions for further ways of fundraising!). Although Glenn did cycle 450 miles from St Petersburg to Moscow in 1996, she was obviously a lot younger, and in her late 60s this year's ride may be even more of a challenge!

Greener Hadleigh Last month we mentioned the need to be careful with water use, both to save money and for environmental reasons, particularly as there have again been news reports on the drought affecting our part of England. The water from our taps is treated to a standard making it safe for human consumption, so please don't waste it. Some suggestions for reducing water usage, which also cuts bills if you are on a meter, include: do not use running water when cleaning teeth, shaving, washing up or washing vegetables - a running tap can use 6 litres per minute; only use a washing machine with a full load and do not use power washers for cars and paths. Check for dripping taps - they can waste several litres a day and thousands in a year - and again more water butts please. Continuing with water, many of the chemicals used in our homes and gardens cause water pollution, both by going down our drains and through run-off. When you are thinking of spring cleaning, or just replacing your usual products, please think of safer alternatives. For instance: white vinegar is good for removing limescale, cleaning taps and glass; bicarbonate of soda is a mild abrasive for cleaning sinks and cookers, and is a deodoriser in fridges and dustbins; citric acid can be used to remove limescale from washing machines, kettles and irons. These are only a few of their uses, more information can be found on the packaging and in books. These products are all available in the hardware store in our High Street. Local shops and market gardens stock a good variety of seed potatoes and vegetable seeds, but if you would like to see more about potatoes, the East Anglian Seed Potato Day is on Saturday 11th February, from 9.30 until 1.30, at Stonham Barns, Stonham Aspal, admission £1.50. As well as 100+ varieties, there will also be books, tools and other seeds. Go to the website, for more information. You don't need a large garden to grow potatoes or other crops as they can be planted in large bins, pots or purpose made bags, and many vegetable leaves are attractive enough to go in a flower border or pot - or how about growing salad leaves on a windowsill. The Big Lunch is an annual event, started by the Eden Project. The aim has been to set a date for a nationwide get together for neighbours, which could be anything from a few in a back garden to a whole street party, or interest groups, such as Scouts. The website,, provides ideas, access to information packs, recipes, decorations, posters and a map of what is planned in different areas of the country. This year the date is Sunday 3rd June, which is also the Queen's Jubilee, so you have time to contact friends and neighbours to plan an exciting community event. As always, reduce, reuse, repair, recycle.

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PRINTING East of England Co-op employees and directors celebrate raising more than £30,000 for the East Anglian and Essex Air Ambulances with the two aircraft which landed at its Wherstead Park head office. The East Anglian and Essex Air Ambulances have flown into the East of England Co-operative Society’s Wherstead Park head office to say a big thank you to employees who raised more than £30,000 for the two charities. Last year thousands of East of England Co-operative Society colleagues took part in a fundraising week for the East Anglian and Essex Air Ambulances with activities including fancy dress, cake sales and even a tug of war, raising £30,795. The two air ambulances landed at Wherstead Park with the crew and representatives from the charities to meet the employees who raised the funds, which will be split equally between the two charities. Roger Grosvenor, Group General Manager –Trading, said: “Our colleagues, members and customers across the Society have put in a brilliant effort to raise such a fantastic amount of money for these two very worthy causes in just one week. “The East of England Co-operative Society is at the heart of communities across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, and we are pleased to have supported the work of the air ambulances that provide life-saving care across East Anglia.” Nina Benscher, Fundraising Manager for the Essex Air Ambulance, said: “Essex Air Ambulance is so grateful for such a generous and kind donation from the East of England Co-op. We appreciate all the hard work and effort that went into their fundraising week and cannot tell you how much it means to the charity. “We know that 2012 will be a difficult year for fundraising and as we need £250,000 a month to keep our life-saving helicopter flying, donations as big as this really do make such a difference. Thank you to everyone involved.” Nichola Whymark, Fundraising Manager for East Anglian Air Ambulance, said: “The East Anglian Air Ambulance is overwhelmed by the generosity of this magnificent donation. We are so very impressed by the level of commitment shown by everyone involved. The hard work, dedication and fundraising efforts from the East of England Co-op employees and their customers has been incredible. To achieve this magnificent donation in one week is simply outstanding. “Despite receiving no direct government funding, the East Anglian Air Ambulance operates two air ambulances, 365 days per year, across Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk and needs to raise £4.2million a year to maintain the service. It has worked in partnership with the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) in developing the service, which operates from Norwich and Cambridge Airports.”

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Whatfield Players Another Murder Mystery Evening! Who Killed The Caretaker? One night only Thursday 29th March, Whatfield Village Hall 7.30 pm Steve Harley is a lazy and self-centred school caretaker. He is not the most popular person at the Blinkton-on-Sea comprehensive School. He has made a number of enemies and is about to inherit a lot of cash. Who would want to kill him? There are many suspects....the neurotic art teacher, the drama teacher, or his overworked assistant Bob, or any of three other characters. Come along and stretch your Morse or Marple brain cells and figure out the clues. Detective Spence will need your help to solve the crime. Tickets ÂŁ7.00 to include a light supper will be available at ‘The Idler’ with Jane and Bryan Haylock 827752 or Diane Armour 822000. Details of the charity we will support will be announced at a later date.

H.A.D.S. Annual General Meeting 2012 HADS is changing! To find how and why, come to our AGM. In these difficult times, the Society is working hard to maintain its 92-year old tradition of encouraging all forms of dramatic art for the benefit of our local community. To this end, we have plans that will make the Society a broader church as well as an organization more responsive to the needs of our audiences and the needs of those who want to perform and participate in our productions. Members, non-members and anyone just curious to know more, you are all welcome to join us for our Annual General Meeting at 7:30pm on Monday 20th February 2012 in the Meeting Room at the URC in Hadleigh. Join or renew your membership, sign up for our eNewsletters and get information about forthcoming events and productions. Members are also invited to submit nominations for the Committee by either proposing your own name or that of another HADS member. We look forward to seeing you.

Sunday 8am & 10.45am (see website for details) 7.30-9pm Porch Project Illuminate (for teenagers) in Church Tuesday 11am at The Row Chapel. George Street 6-8pm The Porch Project (for teenagers) Wednesday 7.30am Morning Prayer & Eucharist followed by breakfast Friday 9.30am to 12noon Cafe Church 7.30 - 10pm The Porch Project (for teenagers)

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Candlemas (Presentation of Christ in the temple) Thursday 2 February 7.30pm High Mass Accession of Queen Elizabeth II Monday 6 February 2pm Civic Service FROGs - After School Club For Primary School children 6-7.15pm Wednesday 15 February in church Healing Eucharist Sunday 19 February, 3pm Ash Wednesday (22 February) 11am BCP Said Eucharist with Ashing 7.30pm Sung Eucharist with Ashing

There have been a numerous amount of calls to the Police about Dogs and owners not taking control of them, so hopefully the following information will be of use? Control of Dogs, The Law and You You could be breaking the law by allowing your dog to be dangerously out of control…. What Is Meant By Dangerously Out Of Control? Any dog is dangerously out of control if: • It injures a person, or • It behaves in a way that makes a person worried that it might injure them. The law applies everywhere the general public is allowed to go and anywhere your dog goes where it is not supposed to be. The maximum penalty for allowing a dog you own or are in charge of to be dangerously out of control is two years’ imprisonment, or a fine, or both. In addition, if your dog is dangerously out of control in its own home or garden then the police or anyone else that is worried about the dog being a risk could also seek a control order. If your dog injures another person’s animal, or an owner of an animal reasonably believes that they could be injured if they intervened to protect their animal from your dog, then an offence may be committed. If you do not keep your dog under control, your dog could be destroyed and you could be banned from keeping a dog. Or you might be ordered to keep your dog muzzled when taking it for a walk. If you use your dog to injure someone then you may be charged with malicious wounding. The maximum penalty for this is five years’ imprisonment. Dogs out of control in a public place If a dog is dangerously out of control in a public place - then the owner or the person in charge of the dog is guilty of an offence, or, if the dog while so out of control injures any person, an aggravated offence under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991. In proceedings against a person who is the owner of a dog but at the material time was not in charge of it, it should be a defence for the accused to prove that the dog was at the material time in the charge of a person whom he reasonably believed to be a fit and proper person to be in charge of it. Section 10(2) of the 1991 Act defines a public place as meaning any street, road or other place to which the public have, or are permitted to have access. This is a wide definition of a public place and one which specifically includes the common parts of a building containing two or more dwellings. It is intended to cover, for instance, those parts of a block of flats where, although there may be a secure front entry door so that the interior of the flat is not a place to which the public has unrestricted access, nevertheless the common parts are, in all other respects, a public place. A person found guilty of an offence may face imprisonment or a fine, and the courts may disqualify the offender from having custody of a dog for any period. Neighbourhood Panel Meeting - Forthcoming meetings and venues. January 18th at 7.30pm Hadleigh High School March 21st at 7.30pm Pinewood Baptist Church. Mandy PCSO 3108 Coleman Contacting us: - Babergh East SNT Tel: - 01473 383115 E-mail: - For Non emergency police issues Tel: - 101 In an emergency dial 999 You should dial 999 when life is threatened or people are injured, or if there is a crime in progress or immediate police response is necessary.

Pause for Thought Wouldn't it be great if you were included on one of the Queen's New Year and Birthday Honours Lists? Of course not everybody will receive an honour like that in this life. Yet, all of us are able to show kindness in the way we live. Our actions or reactions always have an effect on other people; either helping them or hurting them. Please do not dismiss the small kindnesses that you can show. Jesus honours those who do this for He said in Matthew chapter 10 verse 42 that whoever gives even a little child a cup of cold water they will in no way lose their reward. As a Christian my faith has to be backed up by deeds of kindness as my life needs to mirror that of Jesus who went around performing of acts of kindness, even His fiercest enemies could not deny that. Andrew Rogers

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Film Review with Mat Lucas

Goon (15, 92mins, Michael Dowse) The sports genre has never really been a big player in Hollywood, nor has it produced many masterpieces. Goon shows what can be achieved with a simple yet exciting story, strong, deep characters and most importantly, great direction. Unfortunately, the main thing holding this film back from being great is the fact that it is a sports film. So does that mean that no sports film can ever go above a certain level? No, but it takes something extra special for that to happen. This film makes a good effect, but falls a fair way short. Seann William Scott leads a fantastic cast, who together bring to life a brilliant mix of young, old, male and female characters. The idea is simple and based on a true story; a not-so-bright youngster from a successful family tries his hand at ice hockey. However, he is not chosen for his skills; he is chosen because he has an incredibly hard punch. Scott’s character Doug Glatt takes the role of the ‘goon’ on the rink, which means he uses strength and aggression to help his team to victory. The main narrative follows his rise through the ranks and the limited success of each of his teams. There are, as always, sub-plots including his relationship with a young lady Eva (Allison Pill), his relationship with his parents (Eugene Levy & Ellen David) and also the tantalising rivalry with Ross ‘The Boss’ Rhena (Liev Schreiber). However the most entertaining parts of the film come on the ice rink, as some quick handed editing shows just how fast paced and beautiful the game of ice hockey can be. And then, of course, there is the other side. There are a number of intense and graphic fighting scenes, often slowed down for the audience’s pleasure, where we are treated to some on-ice brawls. Being the brute that he is, Doug destroys practically anything in his way. Seeing how Scott portrays Doug’s softer side will surprise a lot of viewers, and do nothing but add to the actor’s credibility, as his emotion comes through brilliantly with the character’s, shall we say, simplicity. Another positive in the film is the fact that it is not overstated one bit. It isn’t the Anaheim Ducks playing, not even close, and the film is quick to show just how small, empty and normal the stadiums are. This theme is kept throughout, and gives the film a complementary ‘down to earth’ feel. Whilst the film doesn’t do anything spectacular, nor does the story really get going, everything else is done pretty well. The characters, locations, editing and overall feel of the film is good. As well as this, there is the added bonus of having Seann William Scott’s comedic talents on show, along with his inability to ice-skate. Personal Judgement Nicely executed, for what it is, and fairly powerful. What’s more, director Dowse keeps the audience entertained with scene after scene of fighting. Rating 2.5/5


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Two of the butterflies Butterflies all belong to a group of insects called “Lepidoptera” and are true insects with the body parts that you learned about at school, Head, Chest (thorax) and Body (abdomen). Their flamboyant wing colouring is the result of light bouncing off the minute scales covering both surfaces. The colourless blood is pumped round both body and wings by a primitive heart located – not in the chest as you might expect – but in the abdomen. The females lay eggs on specific plants, which hatch to become the familiar caterpillars (Larvae). When these have grown large enough they weave themselves a silken protective shell (chrysalis) and undergo an amazing transformation. Their body breaks itself down into a “soup” and then rebuilds itself into a butterfly. At the end of this process they break out of their protective coat, sit for a while to allow their wings to expand and dry, and then fly off as butterflies. There is no competition between caterpillars and adults for food because they feed on different food sources. The caterpillars feed on plant material (generally leaves) and the adults on nectar, using their long tubular mouth part to reach into flowers. Some can survive the winter in various forms here in the UK, but others are migrants Brimstones (Gonepteryx rhamni) These are the earliest butterflies that you are likely to see, emerging late February, early March. They’re bright sulphur yellow and you’ll see them fluttering among the leafless tree. They live for a very long time (often in excess of a year) and are one of the few butterflies that actually hibernate here as adults. It is these emerging adults that you see in the spring. The eggs are laid on Buckthorn during late March - April. After about 3 weeks these hatch to become the caterpillars which will spend all spring “fattening” up on the Buckthorn leaves. During late June or July they will become a chrysalis (pupate) emerging as adults in late August or early September to feed on nectar and the juice of over-ripe fruit to gain sufficient reserves for their winter hibernation. By mid-September these adults will be looking for somewhere frost proof to spend the winter, (such as the bark under dense Ivy) where there they will hang motionless until “awakened” by the early spring sun to start the process again. The one in Photo 1 has its wings folded! I’ve never seen one that has landed with its wings open, that’s something they just don’t do. Red Admirals (Vanessa atalanta) Although a few are now being recorded as overwintering in the southern parts of the UK these are generally considered to be one of the migrant species, flying in from the temperate parts of Europe. The first ones (which are often very battered in appearance) appear in June or July and have flown in from the Continent; those appearing between July and November are the result of the eggs laid by these migrants. Once here the female lays individual eggs on the leaves of Stinging –nettles (Urticus diocre) which hatch after a couple of weeks to become caterpillars (Larvae) to feed on the nettle leaves. You will normally only find them individually because they’re cannibalistic and will actually eat one another. They shelter themselves from both the elements and predators by weaving together leaves to form a protective “tent”; emerging only to feed. Red Admiral’s mating habits are strange; the males are territorial, sitting about waiting for the wandering females to come to them – avoids a lot of chasing about! Mick T.

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Beaumont’s Busy Bears Class As you may or may not know Beaumont school was successful in gaining funding from the British Council to lead a Comenius project which involves schools from the European Community. The grant comes directly from Europe and we are lucky that it is one area of funding which has been protected during the recent financial turmoil. The schools in the partnership come from seven different countries, with a range of differing social and cultural backgrounds, each with their own strengths and achievements. The countries taking part are England, Scotland, Belgium, Holland, France, Sweden and Norway. A set of study visits to each country will enable teachers to learn about each other and explore the learning experiences in depth at a professional level in the different contexts. Each school will identify practice of which they are proud and has a significant impact on children’s learning, which can then be shared amongst the partners. Our next study visit will be to Sweden in March. The children will also be actively involved in the project by helping to host visiting teachers and taking part in demonstrations. The focus for the participating schools will be the work that goes on in Early Years education (Nursery and Reception classes). At Beaumont we believe that Early Years education is of vital importance in a child’s education. It forms the building blocks of skills and knowledge that can be developed in later years. Here at Beaumont we feel privileged to have excellent Nursery and Reception classes and feel we can share our good practice with our European neighbours, at the same time as learning from their strengths. We currently have some spaces available in our popular Busy Bear’s Nursery. Your child is able to access government funding and start in our Nursery the term after they turn three, the next intake being in April of this year. In our Busy Bear’s Nursery class the children learn through play. We provide a stimulating learning environment, where the staff work in partnership with the parents to support the child’s developmental needs. We have fantastic facilities in large bright and airy rooms. The ‘messy’ room having sand, water, painting, play-dough, drawing, puzzles, counting objects and many more... The carpeted story room has books, computer, CD player, wooden blocks, train tracks and car mats. Our large garden is well stocked with bats and balls, obstacle course, wooden blocks, tricycles and role play houses. If you are interested in your child attending our nursery, please contact the school Tel. 01473 825120, to arrange an informal visit where you can meet the nursery teacher and have any of your questions answered.

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Parish Report January 2011 Councillor David Grutchfield 1 Stockton Close, Hadleigh, Suffolk IP7 5SH 01473 822883 The latest Full Council meeting took place on the 15th of December; this covered a variety of reports from the Council’s committees, the official appointment of the Chief Executive, a report on countywide air quality management and new development supplementary guidance for Suffolk, and the decision to go ahead with the change in the structure of the Libraries. The Libraries paper as you are well aware changes the current library system in that it will become an Industrial and Provident Society for the benefit of the community. The Council intends to drastically reduce the cost of the library system, and is therefore moving the in-house Library service into a membership organisation that has charitable status. This means that local libraries will be run by local constituted groups, who may if they wish to, be voting members of the IPS. The IPS, as the overarching organisation, will be run by an elected board, responsible for managing the grant funding from the Council. One of the main savings for this new organisation will be an 80% reduction in business rates. In addition local libraries are expected to make 5% of savings through a number of means – I.T provision, maintenance contracts, use of volunteers and fundraising. Lib Dems are concerned that there are still many issues which remain unanswered. Particularly the over reliance on volunteers not only to run the Libraries but also the home library service, which will no doubt see an increase in use after the reduction in service of mobile libraries. New Chief Executive As mentioned above the County Council agreed the appointment of Deborah Cadman as the new Chief Executive at Thursday’s Full Council meeting. Support for the appointment was across the political divide. Deborah began her role as Chief Executive in the last week of December, and I look forward to working with her. January Cabinet meeting The Cabinet in January is one of most important Cabinet meetings of the year as it is the first real look at the budget papers, which provide greater detail on what the Council is intending to do for the next financial year. The final decision on the budget for 2012/13 will take place at the Full Council meeting on the 9th of February. Other items that are on the agenda include; • Review of 2011 attainment outcomes in Suffolk Schools • Consultation on the School Reorganisation in the Thurston Area. • School Organisation Review in the Stowmarket and Stowupland areas – capital provision • Consultation on the closure of some Nursery classes This meeting will take place on the 24th of January at 11am in Mildenhall at the Forest Heath District Council Offices. The papers for the meeting will be made available on the Council website when they are released. Suffolk Broadband Business Survey As part of the drive to get Suffolk a better broadband service the Council has launched an online survey to gather information from businesses across the County asking where faster internet is needed. This is the final opportunity to contribute to this important survey. The survey can be found here - Survey In addition to the above consultation, there are a number of others which you may be interested in. Please click the link below to find out more; / Winter - Are you prepared? With the winter months well and truly upon us, the S.C.C. website has created a page to providing helpful information about preparation for cold and icy spells. On it you will find information about protecting yourself, your home, being safe on the road and many more important items during the colder months. There are also links to other organisations which can provide further advice. In Hadleigh, if the weather does worsen, please be assured that the grit bins in the town will be refilled if stocks run low. Admissions to schools in 2013/14 – Draft policies consultation Suffolk County Council has launched a consultation regarding their policies for admission to schools next year. It includes the admissions policy for community, voluntary controlled, voluntary aided, foundation/trust schools, academies and free schools in Suffolk. You can find the consultation and the policies that the council wishes to implement online at the web address below. nsSchoolsConsultation.htm

Recipe for Success

Pancakes with Suzie’s Sticky Toffee Sauce

Now call me old fashioned, but I reckon you can’t get much better than a pancake for driving away the winter blues! They are so quick and so versatile. You can create all sorts of wonderful fillings to suit by Sarah Thompson individual tastes. For a sweet option, I smother (and I do mean smother) mine in Suzie Rudkins sticky toffee sauce. Suzie hails from Polstead, but I hope her preserves will soon find their way to Hadleigh. For a savoury filling, I am partial to Philadelphia’s new sweet chilli cream cheese which, thankfully, is stocked by the Co-op. Don’t be fooled into thinking just because the recipe is straightforward that pancakes are too. The art of a perfect one is to have a really good pan (non-stick and preferably shallow – check out the range in Partridges) to get the frying pan ‘smoking hot’ and to beat the batter extremely well. Thinner rather than thicker will also aid the ability to toss the pancake and, let’s be honest, that’s the best bit. Of course, if you are really smart, you can make them a day or more in advance, separate the pancakes with a square of greaseproof paper, store them in the freezer till required and impress family and friends with your pancake prowess! Ingredients 125 g (4 oz) plain flour, 1 egg, 300 ml (½ pint) milk Pinch of salt, Butter for frying, Filling of choice Method Sift the flour into a mixing bowl and add the salt. Make a well in the centre of the bowl and break the egg into it. Mix ingredients together and beat or whisk to create a smooth batter. Add the milk gradually and continue to beat till the batter is runny and lump free. Heat a small amount of butter in the pan and wait for it to smoke. Add a ladle of batter and swirl in the pan to create an even pancake. It should come away easily from the pan when cooked underneath, at which point it can be tossed or flipped over. Add your chosen filling and enjoy! BASIL (Buy And Source It Locally) and have a lovely pancake day

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Hadleigh man Andy loses 4 stone! Andy joined the later session of Hadleigh Slimming World, coming after a busy day’s work, he enjoys the social aspect of the group. His wife has supported his weight loss journey with recipes and meals to suit with Andy’s healthy eating plan and for taster buffet evenings has sent in some great ideas! Losing Four Stone has helped Andy feel a lot better about himself and has been done along with his social life too. Still enjoying a night out with the boys he continues to lose weight. For more details about Slimming World Call Yvonne 07971 921093

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Fundancing raises £1,796.70 for charity during 2011 Proving that FunDancing is so much more than a dance class, during 2011 FunDancing raised: March: £185 during Red Nose week September: £325.36 for Macmillan Coffee Morning (from 4 Coffee Mornings) October: £1,110.82 for EACH in our Wiggle-a-Thon November: £137.32 for Children in Need December: £38.20 for East Anglia’s Air Ambulance A total of £1,796.70 Photos of all our classes and events can be found on our Facebook page: Fun_Dancing. During 2012, FunDancing will be adding more Strictly dance styles to our Latin American mix, starting with Quickstep and Charleston, so we can have even more fun while we shimmy, shake, wiggle and giggle in class and during our fundraising events. Classes that are open to any age, gender and ability (no partners required) will start again on Tuesday 3rd January 2012. For more details about who and what FunDancing is all about call Janet on 07506 350 455

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Local specialist says more support required for those with Tinnitus One of Suffolk’s leading hearing care specialists, is putting its weight behind a national campaign to support those with the condition known as tinnitus. The Hearing Care Centre, based in High Street, Ipswich, is teaming up with the British Tinnitus Association to better educate GP’s about the increasing condition, after a recent study[1] suggested that GPs have an unmet need for specific training on tinnitus management. As a result many patients are walking away from GP surgeries without help or support for their condition. The campaign comes as part of the annual Tinnitus Awareness Week (6th – 11th February 2012). The Hearing Care Centre, which prides itself on its community activities, is communicating with all GP’s in the county throughout January, and is giving them the top ten tips that they should know about tinnitus and how to deal with patients. Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the absence of any corresponding external sound, and can be experienced as buzzing, whistling, ringing, hissing or a variety of other sounds. Sometimes sufferers only notice these sounds when it is very quiet, such as at night. Others find that the sound can be loud enough to intrude on everyday life. Managing Director and trained Tinnitus Councellor, Karen Finch explained that tinnitus affects more people than you might think, “Around 7 million people in the UK have experienced tinnitus at one time or another – it can happen at any age. For at least half a million, the effect on their life is severe.� “Although many GPs do some fantastic work, for many patients GP’s are telling them that they just need to live with their condition. Unfortunately tinnitus is a poorly understood condition, and we need to do something about that�. As part of Tinnitus Awareness Week, The Hearing Care Centre is also holding an information drop-in session at their practice in Ipswich. On Wednesday 8th February 2012, between 10am-3pm, members of the public can call in and pick up free information on tinnitus, purchase products that assist with the condition, as well as speak to a Tinnitus Lay Counsellor for free advice. For more information on Tinnitus Awareness Week visit

Love Hadleigh, Love Your Heart Hadleigh residents are being challenged to wear their heart on their sleeve and join in the British Heart Foundation’s annual campaign to increase awareness of heart and circulatory disease and raise vital funds to save lives. Local people can order their special “Red for Heart” fundraising packs to plan their event for National Heart Month which will take place this February. You can download your pack at: or call 0300 330 0645 to order your free fundraising kit for February today. Create your own event during February. You could dye your hair red and get friends to sponsor you or hold a speed dating party on Valentine’s Day. You can also join thousands of people across Suffolk and the UK on National Wear Red Day – Friday 24 February by dressing up red for the day to raise vital funds. Heart disease is an urgent problem in Suffolk. One in three of all deaths is from cardiovascular disease. It is a problem that affects both men and women. Worryingly women are more than three times more likely to die of coronary heart disease than breast cancer. Alex Mayer, British Heart Foundation Manager for Suffolk said: “Please wear your heart on your sleeve this February and raise vital cash to fund life saving research and equipment. Join in our red themed fun - wear red to work or school, bake red cakes and eat your heart out, or even stop seeing red with a swear box around the office! “Everyone knows someone who has suffered from heart disease or a heart attack. One fundraising event can make such a difference. £100 can help to fund a cardiac nurse working on the British Heart Foundation Heart Helpline for a full day. Have fun and save lives and you will have our heartfelt thanks.” Looking Glass 135x95.indd 1

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Hadleigh & District Garden Club A Happy New Year to everyone and to remind you that the next meeting is on February 13th when the subject will be the development of John Rye’s garden. Now what can I say about our Christmas meeting on 19th December?!! As usual that wonderfully sadistic couple, Phil and Chris, organised their dastardly idea of a quiz. Once again it aggravated, annoyed and amused us all in equal parts and by next year some of us will have to come up with ideas on how to nobble at least one member, won’t we namesake? It was certainly a most entertaining and ingenious quiz with rules that would confuse even the most erudite and seasoned quizzers - great fun and laughter was enjoyed by all and many thanks to Phil and Chris for the work, time and energy it must have taken to organise. What a strange year 2011 proved to be, some species produced two crops (well my Brown Turkey Fig did), but it has been so dry some crops failed completely or produced useless amounts and others have inundated us with their productivity - apples, cherries, plums and more jam than we know what to do with. So what will 2012 bring for us - other than the chaos of the Olympics? One thing is for certain, for us ever hopeful gardeners will be pouring over seed catalogues, planning the schedule of planting and positioning of said seeds/seedlings and generally looking forward to the months ahead with the fortitude of gardeners and farmers have always had to rely on. Fingers will be itching to open those beguiling packets, to plant those little miracles of nature and imaging their (hopefully) bumper crops. For more information phone Ruth Allen 822323

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Volunteers Vicky and Marta fix oak shingles on the new roof Last year was a memorable year for OBee Community Interest Company who manage the Orchard Barn renovation project at Far Ringshall near Battisford. Firstly they completed the new roof. It was a marathon nine months of cleaving oak shingles to make and fit a mammoth 20,000 wooden roof tiles. More than seventy volunteers learnt greenwood working skills using traditional tools such as a Froe, Draw Knife and Side Axe. All in all, it was a ‘labour of love’. The end result is a beautiful roof with an authentic 17th century pitch. The rafters were mostly 50 year old oak ‘thinnings’ from woodland in Battisford - just 3 miles down the road. Orchard Barn was like a medieval timber yard! Battisford has a long tradition of timber framing. The first ever London Stock Exchange was commissioned to be made there by Sir Thomas Gresham almost 500 years ago - from trees grown at Barking and Battisford. OBee CIC are proud to be continuing the ‘tree to timber’ tradition. Secondly, OBee CIC won the planning appeal to use the barn for rural skills development. We will be opening in March with a wide range of natural and traditional building courses, including Heritage Home care and repair workshops. Come and make your own Wattle and Daub and learn about timber frame repairs. Thirdly, we completed the great Cob wall of Ringshall. Using only leg-power to stomp local clay, straw and hoggin into Cob – another traditional building material, it represents the ultimate in sustainability as we in Suffolk are blessed with a rich seam of Boulder Clay. Volunteers grew in fitness and skills - whilst building an all-natural traditional wall around what will be the outdoor learning area. Fourthly, Suffolk County Council recognised our achievement by giving us an Improve and Prove award. We are delighted. The renovation of Orchard Barn continues in 2012 with a series of practical courses that don’t cost the earth, but teach you how to work with the clay under your feet, the hazel from the hedgerow, and the coppiced trees from local woods. Alternatively, if you fancy some practical keep fit activities - we also offer some exciting volunteer opportunities. More information from Sarah Partridge on 01473-658193 or visit

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Hadleigh Gardens Personal Thoughts As far as vegetables are concerned I am ready for the new year. I have sat down and sorted out exactly which vegetables I am going to grow this year, and where I am going to grow them, and all the seed that I ordered has arrived. My vegetable plot is split into four roughly equal areas, and I use one area for each of the following groups of vegetables, (a) potatoes, (b) peas and beans, (c) onions, leeks and celeriac, (d) brassicas (cabbage, cauliflower, brussels sprouts etc). Each year they move around in a regular rotation so that for example potatoes are only on the same piece of ground once in 4 years. This helps to minimise the risk of pests and diseases building up in the ground. The other vegetable crops go in odd spaces. I do not grow carrots and parsnips because I have not got my soil deep enough or well drained enough to get a good crop. Each year it is a bit better, and I may try a trial row of carrots this year. So far in January the weather has been quite reasonable, and I think that I am better prepared for this years sowing and planting than I have been for years. The February talks on my garden are coming along well. Weather Records In December it did not seem to be that wet, but we had 66 mm (2.6" of rain, which is slightly above average. At the end of December the 3 month running total figure stood at 118.9 mm (4.7"), which was better, but still well short of the average figure . The total rainfall for 2011 was 477 mm (18.8"), which is extremely low compared with the average of about 620 mm (24.4"). I have been including these figures since 1998, and in the Kersey garden from which my figures come this was equal lowest with that for 2003. I was speaking to another local rainfall recorder, and he said that in his case it was the driest year that he had recorded in over 30 years of recording. This made me look at the records that I have got from Holbecks Park Hadleigh from 1938-1986. In this period there were 3 years with less rain, 1958 (438mm), 1964 (457 mm), and 1972 (436 mm) so we did not break any long term records. In December the maximum temperature was 13 Cel (55F) which is incredibly warm. November maximum temperatures are quite variable, but this figure is at the top end of the range. The minimum was 0 Cel (32F), which is a bit warmer than average. In my garden the ground temperature in mid January is 3 Cel (37F) which is quit normal. Hints With the current economic situation there will probably be more people wanting to grow food crops this year, and if we do not get excessive rain or snow in the next couple of weeks, it will be practical to sow a few vegetables in February and get a good start to the gardening year. Broad beans, peas, and shallots can all be planted. For small quantities you could raise broad beans in pots, and peas in lengths of guttering in a greenhouse or cold frame to plant out later. Partridges have their seed potatoes, and this year's Potato Day is at Stonham Barns on Saturday February 11th from 0930 to 1430. Some half hardy annuals need sowing in February in pots in a greenhouse or on a windowsill. These include lobelia, and begonias, but look at the seed packets. The key thing is to make sure you have all the seeds, compost and tools that you will need, ready to do all the March jobs as temperatures start to rise and plants start back into growth. John Rye


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Dear Sir Hurray! At last someone has said something to a parent parking in Gaell crescent to take children to local school. I can’t condone putting home made parking tickets on cars, but something must be done. We all knew we would get clobbered when double yellow lines were placed on the entrance to Clopton Gardens. I wish I could say that the cars were parked but most of the time they are simply abandoned anywhere the drivers see fit, half on the grass verges, on corners, close to the junction, opposite other parked cars and opposite private garages. The junction from Highlands Road into Gaell Crescent is bad due to the vehicles parked. And this all happens twice every day Monday to Friday. I really don’t want to see double yellow lines in this road as this makes it awkward for the residents who have no garage spaces. Rule 243 The Highway Code states amongst others, do not stop or park • Anywhere you would prevent access for Emergency Vehicle. • Opposite or within 10 metres (32ft) of a junction, except in an authorised parking place. • Opposite a traffic island or (if this would cause an obstruction) another parked car. • Where the kerb has been lowered to help wheelchair users and powered mobility vehicles. • In front of an entrance to a property. • On a bend. Most of the above apply to some of the vehicles that are parking in the Crescent. I wonder how many of those drivers live in Hadleigh and could walk to the school? I know I have mentioned that dreadful word WALK. Sorry. David S. Abbott

Dear Sir Its me, I am back, can't say that I have been far away! I would like to wish all that matters to me, a very Good New Year, I trust you have had a very nice and restful Christmas. It is very quiet on the Tesco front, something could happen in that direction this year. My previous suggestion to site a new store next to the Fire Station/By Pass, would be a very good option. Sell the Brett Work Site to Babergh and to all who have opposed Tesco's coming to Hadleigh, and see what they can, and would do, to this rat infested bit of waste land. Carters are progressing with the ground work to the new leisure centre, here next to the Hadleigh Swimming pool. I can now see the play area known as Cox's, is getting more in decline, with the clever wigs in Babergh deciding to use it at will on yet another mad cap scheme. What are our children to do, not much space for them to get their excercise, which is both good for body and mind. ‘East House’!! What a shame, a fine and useful building going to waste, and costing us Tax Payers money for its Security!! Hadleigh is getting ever larger, with the Increase in population, but very few open spaces, and amenities. John Caley

Dear Sir Many readers may have seen the recent news article on the Television with Chief Constable Simon Ash talking about knife crime in Suffolk. This is always a very emotive subject, and one that generally reminds the public that nationally knife crime is on the rise. We are fortunate in Suffolk that reports of knife crime are low, and in Hadleigh we certainly do not have an issue with knives or bladed articles. The Babergh East Safer Neighbourhood Team are committed to reducing the fear of crime in our communities, and in 2011 we took part in a knife reduction initiative across the Babergh District where a presentation was made to schools that talked about the dangers of carrying a knife, and the likely outcome should Police find you in possession. We were then involved with the rollout of knife bins in the region, and Suffolk wide, that has seen some 6,000 knives being handed in over the 42

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last 12 months. In Hadleigh we have not recorded a knife related crime in the last 5 years. We are committed to keeping it this way and encourage you to contact Suffolk Police with any information that you might have relating to any crime by telephoning 101. PC 1455 Paisley

Dear Sir Some weeks ago, I unfortunately had an accident in the High Street right outside John Cutters the hairdressers and The Jolly Meat Company, worked stopped in both businesses, the staff of both shops plus a lady named Amanda quickly administered first aid and care, Pauline from A. J. Carpets organised the parking until an ambulance arrived and their crew were first class. Through the Community News may I say a very sincere “Thank you” to all those caring people. I have been overwhelmed by the many enquiries concerning my recovery, the gift of flowers and all the cards. God bless you all! Major Mary Hartley

Bobble Along to Change A Life Local charity, Age UK Suffolk, is asking people to join in a fun campaign to help prevent a deadly serious problem for vulnerable older people. Bobble Day on Friday 10th February is the highlight of its winter Spread The Warmth campaign to prevent older people suffering through cold and isolation. Bobble Day is an easy way for anyone to have some fun and raise some money so that Age UK Suffolk can go on helping vulnerable older people throughout the year. The charity is challenging local people, businesses, schools, sports clubs to ‘get bobbling’ on 10 February. Age UK Suffolk’s Maggie James said, “You can wear a bobble, make a bobble, bake a bobble cake or just wear something bright, warm and orange to symbolise the warmth that many older people lack in their lives. Or why not have a Wear a Woolly day at work and bring out all those wild sweaters that never see the light of day!” Local author, entertainer and raconteur, Charlie Haylock, bobbled along to an Age UK day centre in Woodbridge (see photo) on 12th January to help launch Bobble Day 2012. Charlie supports the Spread the Warmth Appeal as he knows only too well how hard it can be for older people especially during the winter. He entertained day centre members at the New Horizons Day Centre, causing much laughter as he turned up in an orange wig to promote Bobble Day. Charlie said, “Years ago, as a boy, I remember staying with my grandparents. The only source of heat was the kitchen range and an open fire in the front room. I remember making patterns on the frosted windows in my bedroom when I woke up in the morning. My grandparents were an active healthy couple and I used to help granddad chop the wood and get the coal in. We did the same for the lady next door as she was old and frail, and the old couple down the lane. Today, sadly, we don't have so much of that community spirit, although there are signs it's making a comeback. We need people like Age UK Suffolk to make us more aware of the difficulties some older people have keeping warm in winter. I hope Suffolk people will have some fun supporting Bobble Day and make some money to help local people and a local charity.” Charlie also had a message for older people, “If you are struggling to keep warm this winter, Age UK Suffolk are there to help. They are great people, so just contact them, whether you are concerned about your fuel bills, need advice about insulation, are struggling a bit at home, whatever it is - they are there to help.” If you want to get involved and do something funny, warm or orange and crazy on Bobble Day get in touch with Maggie James at Age UK Suffolk on 01473 298 688 or email:

Hadleigh Community Primary News HCPS embraces ‘Big Write’ The new term is in now in full swing and we have been very busy familiarising ourselves with ‘Big Write’, which is a different way of introducing extended writing, and is being used by all of the pyramid schools. In Reception, the children have been participating in ‘Big Talk’, whereby each week they are given a subject to discuss at home with their parents. This is intended to increase the vocabulary of our pupils. The rest of the school are taking part in ‘Big Write’ tasks. The sessions last for around one and a half hours. The day before, the children are given ‘talk’ homework. Then, on the ‘Big Write’ day, they spend 45 minutes learning VCOP skills (vocabulary, connectives, openers and punctuation). This is followed by a writing task with special lighting and relaxing music playing softly in the background. The children are given special writing materials for the task. So far, the children have received this new initiative with enthusiasm, and we are sure it will improve children’s writing skills throughout the school. News from Mr Peters The ‘Golden Mile’ lunchtime running club has started again whereby each week the children attempt to run a mile during their designated session. All children from years 3 to 6 are invited to take part (and some staff, too!). Already, the children are busy clocking up the miles, and we hope to beat last year when, as a school, the children ran almost 2000 miles! Year 3 trip to Colchester Castle During the penultimate week of last term, Year 3 visited Colchester castle as part of the topic on Romans and Celts. They had a great day and enjoyed visiting the Roman remains underneath the present day castle.

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Music News We are very fortunate that Mrs Cooper is able to come in on Thursdays and teach groups to play the violin. We already have thriving groups in Years 5 and 6, but recently, the Year 4 children were able to begin lessons after having ‘taster’ sessions last term. In fact, on this occasion, 17 children wanted to take up the instrument, meaning that Mrs Cooper is now running three groups in Year 4! Here are some of the children during one of their first lessons, already looking very professional!

RNLI Fundraising News Jackets Supper (with sea shanties!) held at The Priory on 28 October, raised the magnificent sum of £738.66 – many thanks indeed to all who supported this event. Quilt Lottery This unique piece of work remains on display in Plum Green where tickets at £1 each can be purchased. Tickets are also on sale in Avis Newsagents, Guthrum’s, The Hair Lounge and The Framestore; we thank them for their co-operation. The Hadleigh RNLI National SOS fundraising event was held on 27 January at the Ansell Centre, and we are again very grateful to all our supporters. The amount raised will be published in the next edition of Hadleigh Community News. DON’T MISS OUR WINE TASTING on FRIDAY 24 FEBRUARY, in the TOWN HALL DINING ROOM, HADLEIGH. Advance tickets only, at £21 per head to include a two course dinner, will be available from Adnams, High Street, Hadleigh, or by telephoning 01473 823570 or 01473 822285. The winning ticket for the quilt lottery will be drawn at this event.

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JANE EYRE (PG) Authenticity is preserved throughout the film with locations ranging from London, Derbyshire, Chatsworth, Haddon Hall and Froggatt and Fox House in Sheffield. Critics applauded the acting of Mia Wasilowska playing the lead of Jane and Michael Fassbender as Rochester. Supporting the main characters are a clutch of seasoned actors: Judy Dench, Jamie Bell, Sally Hawkins and Holliday Grainger amongst others. Come along early to our presentation and find out why Jane was cast out by her heartless Aunt – and after surviving many years meets the volcanic Rochester!

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TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY (15) This is a film to which very close attention must be paid, but the rewards of doing so are considerable. Tinker, Tailor Soldier, Spy looks, sounds and feels exactly right and we are delighted to be one of the first DVD cinemas within Babergh to be presenting this outstanding film. With a 15 Film certificate only persons aged 15 or over may see this film. The cost of admission is £ 3 for adults, £2 for an accompanied young adult for Jane Eyre. Our popular refreshments will be available during an appropriate interval in each film

News from The Station Welcome to this months edition of news from the Police Station. Many of you may have noticed that PCSO Bignell and I spent time and effort in the cold rain on 30th December throwing empty glass bottles into skips in Magdalen Road car park. We had taken this action because the bottle banks were full, and people continued to stack empty glass bottles up on the car park floor. There were literally thousands piled high sitting around waiting to be used as weapons or items to cause damage with. A few people commented that it surely wasn’t the job of the Police to clear this up. True, it wasn’t. However, had we left them in situ and somebody got hurt, questions would need to have been answered. Whilst the local commitment to recycling has to be commended, can I please ask that you all take on board that leaving empty glass bottles lying around is not acceptable. If the recycling banks are full, you need to be taking the bottles elsewhere. It is not the job of the recycling agents to clear bottles from the floor; they will only empty the banks. If you decide to leave the bottles in the car park you are littering. Our thanks have to go to G Leeks skip hire that managed to bring two skips out to us and help us clear the site within half an hour of asking. Had it not been for them I am sure the situation would have got a lot worse. This operation cost time and money, money that would have been better spent on policing rather than litter picking. This incident leads nicely into Street Watch. In 2011 Suffolk Police began launching Street Watch patrols in some of our neighbourhoods. Street Watch is a national police and community partnership initiative that empowers the communities to take back ownership of their public spaces through high visibility civilian patrols and good citizenship. The scheme is designed to allow volunteers from within our communities to patrol the streets and assist us in making our Towns and villages better places to live in. There is scope for Hadleigh to be considered for this scheme. I would urge any interested reader to visit, or to contact me at Hadleigh Police Station for more information. Since the launch of the new non-emergency phone number, 101, we have received many comments supporting the efficiency of the number. However, people have also said to me that they have hesitated phoning the police in the past for fear of wasting our time. We are here to serve you and our communities. What might seem like a trivial matter to you might be the missing piece of the jigsaw for us. We don’t just deal with crime related issues; we are here to tackle the full range of anti-social behaviour, neighbourly disputes and nuisance pets and vehicles. If you contact us and we think that one of our partner agencies are better suited to deal with your query, we will guide you in the right direction. So please don’t think that calling us is a waste of out time, because the chances are it isn’t. The call you make might be the difference between a better, healthier life. For a better understanding of who our partners are, and what the Babergh East Safer Neighbourhood Team can do for you, please visit I remain open to invites and meetings and look forward to meeting with as many of you as possible when I carry out my weekly rounds of the Town. When you see me walking around your street, come and say hello and let me know what is going on in your world. It’s meetings like this that lays the foundations for strong community relations, something that I am always looking to build on in my everyday work. Until next time, Matt PC 1455 Paisley Telephone: 101

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Thankyou Joyce and Neville Tampion would like to thank everyone who helped them celebrate their Diamond Wedding Anniversary. Special thanks to Colin and Hazel for arranging the lovely meal which Gianni and Linda served to us. Thanks also to those who helped us on our Open Day on 22nd December and for all the cards, gifts and money which was sent to the Diabetic Centre, Ipswich.

News from the ‘ologies by Peter Finch If you read my article in the January HCN you will have noticed the New Year’s Resolution theme and how exercise can boost your brain power, the first part of this article looks at the effects of this on school children. The second part of this article offers some sound advice for those of us who want to change our lives or succeed in achieving something new. In research at the University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Doctor Amika Singh and her team at the Institute for Health Care and Research, set out to discover if school children’s academic performance could be significantly improved by exercise and physically activity. The team already knew that it was likely that regular exercise would enhance brain function and cognition, leading to a positive influence on academic performance. Theories as to why exercise is beneficial in this way include increased levels of natural chemicals that result in a reduction of stress and improvement of mood; and increased growth factors that help to create new nerve cells and build stronger connections between the brain’s neurons. In addition to these suggested physiological effects, regular participation in sport is also believed to improve children’s behaviour in the classroom, increasing the odds for better concentration on the academic content of lessons. The team set out to investigate these ideas, firstly for evidence to show they were correct and, secondly, to examine concern that attempts to improve students’ academic performance were resulting in more classroom time and less time for physical activity. A number of previous studies were reviewed, including those from the United States, Canada and South Africa. The sample sizes ranged from 53 participants in one study to approximately 12,000 in another. The ages of the children were from six through to 18, and follow-up programmes ranged in duration from eight weeks to more than five years. The conclusion drawn from this research by Dr Singh and her team is that clear evidence exists of a significant positive relationship between physical activity and the academic performance of children. They also recommend more research on this important subject. So, if there was any doubt of the benefits of physical exercise for our children, these should be finally dispelled when you take into consideration the added benefits of improved concentration and academic performance. On a different theme, new research from Britain, funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council, found that when you start a new challenge, using ‘action cues’ and partnering up with someone, can dramatically boost your chance of success. (Good news for anyone starting and maintaining a healthy eating programme or an exercise regime.) The important thing is to give yourself action cues, these are promises you make to yourself, for example, “If I feel hungry before lunch then I will eat an apple, not a chocolate bar.” “If I’m out with friends I will drink less.” “If it’s Saturday then I will go for a run.” The research by Professor Mark Conner and his colleagues from the Institute of Psychological Science at the University of Leeds demonstrates that the effect of using cues can be made even stronger if you get other people - friends, family or colleagues - involved as well. The team worked with employees from 15 local authorities who volunteered to participate in studies attempting to increase their levels of exercise or improve their diet. Some employees were just left to do it on their own; others were asked to recruit a partner. A third group were encouraged to develop 'if...then...' cues and a fourth group were told to develop their 'if...then...' cues with a partner. In the follow-up programme it was clear that the most effective method is for you and a buddy to diet together, or you and a buddy to work out together. Sharing your plans with a buddy, but without getting them to actually do it with you was almost as effective. However, Professor Conner warns that roping in a buddy is not a guarantee for success, “The real power is in matching your 'ifs' and 'thens' so that you have powerful cues for your new behaviour. When all else is equal, forming exercise plans with a partner will increase your chances of actually sticking to them.” Could this be just what you need to finally make that breakthrough and achieve the new you? News from the ‘ologies is for readers interested in science and research that affects our everyday lives. To comment or give feedback, email:

Hadleigh Healing Society Animals and plants have gone into hibernation, sleeping through the long winter days until the warmth of spring awakens them. Many of us feel we would like to be those animals to sleep through winter and its problems. We cannot. We have to face and deal with what ever life throws at us. Some challenges are too much for us to bear and we feel overwhelmed. We have all felt this at different times in our life. These challenges are supposed to make us stronger as a person more able to deal with life. Try telling that to someone who is faced with redundancy, bereavement or illness. They will not agree. We the healers understand how you are feeling because we face these challenges also. We are not immune. It gives us a greater understanding and with our training we can perhaps help you. If you feel we can help ring for an appointment, Tel 01473 823282 or vist our website: <> for an appointment. Everyone is treated in the strictest confidence and we make no charge.

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Hadleigh Evening WI Hadleigh Evening WI were delighted to welcome new members Haley Comley and Lucinda Salway to their January meeting. Along with all WIs throughout the country we discussed the six resolutions from which two will be chosen for debate at the National Annual meeting to be held in the Royal Albert Hall on 30th May. Marine biologist Brian Dix a gave a fascinating talk about his work involving the conservation of Western Gray Whale found around the coast of Sakhalin an island between the coast of Russia and Japan. They were feared to be extinct but there are now believed to be 130 some of which have been tagged including only 23 breeding females. The area has an abundant supply of food which enables the whales to fatten up before migrating to the coast of California where they breed. It is also rich in oil and Brian is specialist in preventing oil pollution from the many rigs in the area. His power point presentation included pictures of the environment and with seals, bears and birds. A delighted Joan Rudman won the competition “A Posey of Spring Flower” judged by coins from members for donation to the WIs affiliated organisation Action for Countrywomen of the World supporting our less fortunate sisters. 2012 promises to be interesting for Hadleigh Evening who will continue to meet at 7.30pm on the third Tuesday of the month in the Seminar suite above the library. Most monthly meetings have interesting speakers 21th February Nina Sharwood - Wartime Experiences 20th March Wendy Atkins - Honeymoon in New England 17th April Alex Love - Life as a Prison Chaplain 15th May Resolutions Meeting 19th June EU Parliament and how it works 17th July RSPB representative -Managing Coastal Habitats 18th September Linda Scoles - Name that Tune 16th October Harvest Supper 18th December Maeve Varney - Edible items for Fund Raising 15th January 2013 Ian Rose - Chile - Shadows of the Andes Visitors and new members are welcome to join us at our next meeting on 21st February Philippa Carruthers 01473 823057

The Porch Project opens its doors and wins a Community Award! Babergh District Council has revealed the 25 winners of its Community Achievement Awards 2012 and among them is a Church Project for young people in Hadleigh. The project, based in St Mary’s Church, Hadleigh, which offers free hospitality and provides a safe space for up to 200 young people to meet, receives the Judging Panel’s Special Award. Babergh’s award scheme which is now in its 20th anniversary year aims to highlight the work of those individuals and groups who make a real difference by give up their time for the benefit of their local schools and communities. A business award will be received by MWAH Fitness, of Sudbury, who have supported many community projects in the area and The Sudbury and Great Cornard Young Filmmakers, led by Paul Press, receive a community group award. In the young people’s category students from East Bergholt High, Sudbury Upper and Great Cornard Upper School receive awards as do young people from the Ryes College and the Royal Hospital School. All the winners were notified before Christmas and have been invited to a special awards ceremony to celebrate their achievement and to receive their awards on 7th March. Jill Barton, Babergh’s Community Development Officer, said: “It is fantastic that in our 20th year we received so many worthy nominations which made judging extremely difficult. “However, we are really pleased to be able to award so many young people and young people’s projects this year, particularly the Porch Project, in Hadleigh, which demonstrates a real passion for working with, and for, young people in its community. “Having visited the Porch I have nothing but admiration for the work that is being done there.” Mark Murphy, from BBC Radio Suffolk “Big Conversation” programme, will compere the awards ceremony which is to be held on Wednesday 7th March at the Stoke by Nayland Club and is again sponsored by Prolog of Sudbury for the 11th year. Other local award winners were: GARY GIRLING – HADLEIGH CRICKET CLUB GARY has been Chairman of Hadleigh Cricket Club since 2009. In that time he has provided the Club with the leadership required to achieve ECB “Clubmark” status. This gives clubs an opportunity to write and implement new procedures as well as acknowledge existing practices. The work required to achieve and maintain this accreditation is significant and Gary’s enthusiasm has encouraged others to ensure all of the criteria have been met. The Junior Practice Evening is fantastic – 80 young people in different age groups all being developed by qualified coaches. Not content with the Clubmark Gary also encouraged the Club to become registered to deliver cricket directly into local schools and coaching was delivered to five local primary schools during summer 2011. Gary must be one of the longest serving groundsmen in the country, having looked after the ground since 1968. The Ground appears in the Wisden Calendar as one of the Grounds of the Year and during the summer Gary is there every evening maintaining its quality. Gary was invited to Lords last year to attend the presentation of the Natwest Outstanding Services to Cricket Awards and was successful in being the Suffolk finalist. Gary has always been an active fundraiser for the Club, using all of his practical skills and for many years has organised the Annual Summer Fete. All the money raised goes into improving facilities at the Club. Gary has also been one of the leading players at the Club; as Captain his teams were well organised and competitive and youngsters were always encouraged and developed. His supporters say: “Gary has always led from the front with a smile on his face, working tirelessly for the Club and community”. ROLF BEGGEROW – HADLEIGH UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB ROLF has been involved with Hadleigh United FC for many years and has promoted both youth and senior football. As Treasurer, he has dedicated a large amount of his free time since 1991 in raising funds via grants and donations in order for the Club to survive and be financially sound. Rolf has also been known to use his own money rather than see the Club pay high interest rates. With his financial knowledge the Club has achieved a new car park; newly refurbished function suite and bar; plus a new changing room and toilet facilities. Rolf has also arranged for the football pitches to be maintained at the level required by the football association and arranged for junior and youth pitches to be available when required on Sunday mornings. With Rolf’s help the Club’s facilities are one of the best at the level of football in which they play and the Club in theory is five promotions away from reaching the football league, which is a great achievement. He has

also recently taken on the role of acting Chairman for the Club. Rolf’s contribution has seen the rise of the Club’s Youth Section and approximately 180 young people now represent the Club. His supporter comments “I consider him to be a worthy recipient for this award as he has played a significant part in the town’s sporting development.” ANDREA NEWMAN – ELMSETT ANDREA has always been committed to helping people in whatever she does. Following her move to Elmsett in 1974 she immediately became involved in many aspects of village life including training for Playgroup leadership. In 1983 Andrea was appointed Clerk to Elmsett Parish Council and still holds that post today after 27 years! During that time she has worked with 6 Chairman and dealt with many important issues. Andrea has also worked to improve the transparency of the work of the parish through better communication and financial arrangements and spends many hours on parish matters. In addition to her parish work Andrea helps fundraise for the Church and sings in the Church Choir; her support to people involved in voluntary conservation work is invaluable and she helped to co-ordinate one of the first affordable housing schemes in the Babergh district. Her nominators say “Elmsett has benefited from Andrea’s contribution to the community and it would be fitting for her to be recognised formally.” MICHAEL NORMAN - BOXFORD MICHAEL’s nomination comes with a number of supporting letters. He joined the Parish Council in 2007 and it was soon apparent that he was going to be a real asset. Michael has always been proactive in achieving the best for the people of Boxford and has undertaken many tasks including completely reinstating a long bridleway and successfully repairing two major footpaths, saving the Council thousands of pounds. He was also instrumental in cleaning up the two cemeteries within the village, cutting back hedges and trees, planting 600 bulbs and erecting a beautiful seat. Michael has met the cost of all these projects himself. Michael has also restored the village war memorial, again saving the cost to the Council. He has also cleaned up a large disused play area, restoring it to the required standard. Michael’s latest project is trying to improve safety within the village, creating safer parking for parents and children. He is now Vice Chairman of the Council and an enormous supporter of the local village hall. His supporters say “Michael is a very highly respected councillor and resident. We consider him to be Boxford’s own Action Man.” played a significant part in the town’s sporting development.”

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

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Stoke-by-Nayland Vets’ Christmas Greensomes and Lunch On Monday12th December, 32 Lady Vets with their Men Vets drawn partners, teed off for a thirteen hole Mixed Greensome competition. Sixty four members, ten social members, Club Captain Nigel Byham and Lady Captain Carol Mehrer sat down to a Traditional Christmas Lunch in the Devora Suite. The winners of the Mixed Greensome competition, with 30 points were Lesley Garnett and Roger Doherty and were presented with the Roy and Edna Martin Trophy. The runners-up, with 29 points were Penny Allen and Graham Head. A Christmas Raffle raised £250 for the Lady Vets Captain’s charity, ‘Children with Cancer UK’ and a game of ‘ Heads and Tails’to win a turkey raised £78 for the two Captains charities. 48

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Hadleigh Rugby Club Start the New year in style!

Hadleigh RFc 1st XV prior to their EC Div 2 game against Mistley. Hadleigh won 17pts to 10 keeping them top of the league 2012 seems to be starting off where 2011 finished for all teams in the Hadleigh Rugby Club. The 1st XV ended the year in top spot in the Eastern Counties Div 2 and after a four week lay off over Christmas and the New Year everything was back to normal. Hadleigh entertained third place Mistley on Saturday January 13th and, although rusty after the long lay off, came out comfortably with a 17pts to 10 win. This now places them at the top of the league with a two point cushion and ready to take on league rivals Thetford on January 27th. The club is going through a successful period at the moment with two senior teams now being fielded on a regular basis and the Youth, Midi and Mini rugby teams also taking their share of victories and success at the end of the year. The biggest success for the season so far must go to the U-13s team who came away as Suffolk Plate Champions on December 18th, beating Ipswich 25-0 in the final. Confidence at the club is running high at the moment in both the Senior and Junior sections. The club is still aiming to stride further ahead and if anyone is interested in becoming involve with the club either at either senior or junior level then please contact club chairman Alan Murray on 01473 652448 or Senior Playing Coach, Adam Miles on 07766 067823. If you are under 16 or over 6 and you are interested in playing then Mike Watts, Junior Coaching Co-ordinator, can be contacted on 01206 391676.

Hadleigh United Brettsiders U13’s v Sizewell – Away – 14th January 2012 After a few too many mince pies and chocolates over Christmas, the boys could of took a while to get into the game, but No not the case they went straight in and were impressive from the start. Great start for the Brettsiders with two good strikes from Kyle Baillie, but nothing come of it, with a good ball through from Spud, Kyle Baillie put it over the keepers head into the goal. There was no settling down for the brettsiders and good communication came from the boys as Louis Shiress left the kick so Fraser May could fire the ball right in the corner of the net. Sizewell tried hard but could not get thorough our defenders, with Kyle Leeks calmly passing through to Jake Smith on the left, who crossed the ball in for Ross Henry to just walk the ball in. By the time of our first substitution, Spud off for Olly Knight, the score was 4-nil to Brettsiders within 15mins of the game played. Not too much longer there was another substitution, Kris Bartram on for Harrison Scourfield just in time for a corner but sizewell boys were up for this and nothing came of it. And straight after the sizewell keeper saved great strike from hadleigh. Whilst sizewell kept the attack on, Hadleigh Brettsiders made more substitutions to allow all the boys a good run out. With some brilliant football skills down the left from Jordan Crick, Kyle Leeks and Jake Smith the score at half time was 6-0. From the second there was a throw in from Kyle Leeks to Ollie Knight, who controlled the ball to passed threw to Louis who in turn scored. Our defender Harrison Scourfield took the ball all the way from his own half and calmly passed it through to Louis, but unfortunately could not convert this time. This was followed by further goals from James Crick, Louis Shiress and Kyle Baille. Final score 12-0 to Hadleigh Brettsiders. Goal scorers, Kyle Baillie (4) James Crick (3) Louis Shiress (2) Ross Henry (2) and Fraser May (1). Good game boys – Keep it up! Our next Home game is on Saturday 4th FEB against East Bergholt, Kick Off 10:30am. Please come to Layham Road and cheer the boys on.




Game, Set and Match in Sudbury! Babergh District Council, the Lawn Tennis Association and the Sudbury Tennis Partnership have developed a unique new tennis programme in Sudbury that is available to everyone. As part of this new initiative – which has been funded by the Suffolk Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) – the Sudbury Tennis Partnership will provide expert coaching to anyone interested in tennis in the Sudbury area. A series of taster sessions, which are open to all ages and abilities, have been set up to encourage those interested to come along and try their hand. The partnership, which has links to local schools and tennis clubs, is based out of the Great Cornard Sports Centre. It hopes to integrate tennis in the area for the first time. Specifically unique to the programme is its extensive mini tennis section that will cater for 4-10 year olds. However it also offers fantastic coaching to older children and adults in its extensive programme. There are also opportunities for talented players to progress to the partnerships developmental squads A key element to the programme is also its ability to offer free coaching to specific target groups in the area. The programme has kicked off this part of the programme already by providing free coaching sessions to 5 primary Schools in Sudbury and Great Cornard. Sue Longhurst, Babergh’s Community Development Officer (Sport), said: “Babergh is delighted to be working in partnership with the Suffolk LTA to bring these free taster tennis sessions to the Sudbury area. “We hope that as many people as possible will take advantage of these sessions and aim to get more young people and adults taking part in sport and using local community facilities in the process.” The evening sessions begin on the week beginning of the 20th of February. So please book in soon to secure your place. To book your place, email: or call KevinMartin, Head Coach at the Sudbury Tennis Partnership, on 075885 26627. To learn more about Sudbury Tennis Partnership visit:

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Hadleigh Cricket Club Sponsored by Hadleigh Tyre Group The club had one of its darkest days when we received the devastating news about the tragic death of Josh Rix. All our thoughts are with the Rix family as they come to terms with the terrible loss of both Josh and his mother Judy, who was always a keen supporter of both her sons. Josh was only 13 when he began playing for the club’s 3rd XI in 2001. One particular match that year stands out in the memory. We were all out for around 60 at Ampton & Culford, but Josh took great delight in top scoring with 13 when most of us failed to trouble the scorers. Neil Place and Josh’s brother Tim then bowled the home side out for 42, but Josh was adamant he had made the match-winning contribution. Despite his youth Josh loved going on the club tours to Cromer and taking a full part in proceedings. Yes, he probably stayed up a little later than he should have done. Josh worked hard at his game and over the years developed into a hard hitting batsman, occasional wicket keeper and sometimes brilliant fielder in the gully. The bat seemed like a matchstick in his hands, but he could be so destructive with it. Although work commitments restricted his appearances at times, he was always in demand from captains. He had a great season in 2010, averaging over 30 for the Sunday XI and last year he scored nearly 200 runs for the 2nd XI. Batting with Josh was never dull, and umpiring at square leg while he was on strike was a somewhat unique sight in cricket! It is something of a cliché to say that someone played with a smile on their face. But Josh Rix played cricket and lived life with a massive grin on his, and made the game so much fun for his team-mates. He will be missed enormously by everyone at Hadleigh Cricket Club. The funeral for both Josh and Judy is on 14.02.12 at 12 noon at St Mary’s Church, Hadleigh. Gary Wiles

Hadleigh United Under 13’s 7.1.12 Hadleigh United took control of their home match against Felixstowe and Walton and immediately put pressure onto their opponents. Some neat play in midfield saw Hadleigh push forward and begin their attack on goal. A superb cross into the box by Tyler French was swiftly delivered into the back of the net by Oliver Peters to open up the score sheet. The second goal totally mirrored the first with a direct delivery into the box by Tyler French and once more finished off by Oliver Peters. Hadleigh continued the pace through the first half and Tyler French again set up Hadleigh's third goal of the match when his cross into the box was slammed into the net by Tommy Thorby. The second half began and again Hadleigh dominated the play. Felixstowe did make some good breaks but these were dealt with by the Hadleigh defence. Hadleigh continued to push forward and Tyler French gained their next goal when his strike left the keeper with little chance. Hadleigh passed well and defended strongly. This paid off when Oliver Peters gained his hat trick and further increased Hadleighs lead. Hadleigh maintained the pressure throughout the game and a final goal, again by Oliver Peters saw the end score Hadleigh 6 - Felixstowe and Walton 0. Man of the Match - Tyler French 14.1.12 Hadleigh United opened up the scoring in their away match against Claydon within the first couple of minutes of the game when Chilli Wolf slammed the ball into the back of the net from the edge of the box. The next two goals followed quickly from first Tyler French and then Oliver Peters. A foul by Claydon saw Tyler French step forward and deliver the penalty into the back of the net to take Hadleigh 4 goals clear. Hadleigh produced some excellent play, passing well and pushing forward. This paid off for them when Oliver Peters scored leading upto half time to take the score to Claydon 0 - Hadleigh 5. Hadleigh continued the pressure in the second half and this gave Tyler French the opportunity to score his hat trick when his shot blasted past the keeper. With Hadleigh continuing to pressure Claydon's defence Oliver Peters made no mistake with his strike to also gain his hat trick. Hadleigh never took their eye off the ball and further increased their lead when Oliver Peters gained his fourth and then fifth goal of the match. Hadleigh really did maintain the pressure throughout the match, defending strongly when needed and constantly pushing forward. The final goal of the match was scored by Chilli Wolf whose strike left the keeper with little chance. Final score Claydon 0 Hadleigh 10. Man of the Match - Chilli Wolf

Hadleigh United Football Club Sponsored by Hadleigh Tyre Group and Toppesfield Ltd Hadleigh United began the new year with a home match against Felixstowe. A goal by Ben Deacon following a centre from Jamie Cowan in the first half was the only score of the game. Earlier the Seasiders lost a man to a red card and Hadleigh took advantage of their numerical advantage to gain three points. Two days earlier Hadleigh had ended 2011 with a win at Newmarket by three goals to one. An early goal by Lee McGlone put Hadleigh in front and Ben Deacon then added a second goal with a wonderful effort from near the half –way line which gave the Jockeys goalkeeper no chance. Newmarket scored in the second half and they attacked strongly. But Lee McGlone scored number three for Hadleigh just before the end of an entertaining contest. This was the ideal way to end the old year as Hadleigh defended soundly to maintain their lead to consolidate a position in the middle of the Ridgeons League table. An enjoyable coach trip to Norwich United provided another good day for our travelling supporters as the game ended all square against highly placed opposition. The game was evenly balanced with Norwich taking the lead in the second half. But Hadleigh kept battling away and were rewarded just before the end with Jack Crawley equalizing with a penalty kick. Another coach journey to Norfolk was the match at Dereham ended with Hadleigh losing by two goals, both scored in the first half. We were up against it from the start as loan players Lee McGlone and Luke Ingram had moved to pastures new on the instruction of their parent clubs. Along with a few injury problems, we were a little short of fire power against another strong team. Hadleigh held their own in the second half. The Reserves began the New Year by beating Halstead by two goals to one at the Millfield. All the goals game in the first half with Trevor Vinyard and Michael Barwick scoring for us. Our Ridgeons Youth team beat Whitton by eight goals to one on a very windy night at the Millfield. We scored twice with the wind behind us in the first half before adding six more in a superb second period. Tom Driscoll paved the way with a hat-trick while Deasko Garner netted a couple. Others came from Harry Evans, Patrick Armstrong and Elliot Crowe to complete a big win for Hadleigh.

Hadleigh United Fixtures First team fixtures for Hadleigh United in February begin with a trip to Clacton on Tuesday 7th. A home match against Ely City follows on Saturday 11th before Stanway visit the Millfield for a difficult encounter on Saturday 18th. The month ends at Felixstowe on Saturday 25th. The Reserves will be at home to Witham on Saturday 4th before a trip to Brightlingsea A on Saturday 18th. Felixstowe come to the Millfield on Saturday 25th for a local derby. Our Ridgeons Youth team are having a splendid season and they will hope to continue the good work at Brantham on Wednesday 1st. A long trip to Witham takes place on Tuesday 7th and then Coplestonians provide the opposition at their home ground at Woodbridge on Thursday 16th. A fourth successive away match follows at Conard on Wednesday 22nd. Supporters should note that some fixtures could be changed as cup matches take priority. Latest details will be on the club website.

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Hadleigh Utd U15 team, Supporters and Management prior to the winning visit to Lowestoft in the ‘Open Cup’. Sunday 15th January saw the Hadleigh Utd U15 team and many supporters embark on the long journey to Lowestoft to play Waveney Youth Lynx in the first round of the Ipswich and Suffolk Youth Football league 'Open Cup'. A coach was hired and utilised for the journey to save the normal snake of cars on the 120 mile round trip. The players and Management had donned shirts and ties to show everyone that class is not a thing of the past. On arrival in Lowestoft the team, arriving by coach into their reserved parking space and smart players turned more than a few heads. We were to play on a 3G pitch (very realistic astro turf) and the lads were eager to give it a try. After a final team talk the lads took to the pitch. For the first few minutes the opposition managed to pressure the Hadleigh defence as they got to grips with the unusual surface, but before long Hadleigh got their passing game together and started to take the game to Waveney. Two or three good chances went begging before Louis Hunt-Cole had a shot that the Waveney keeper could not hold and could only help it into the net. Hadleigh were well on top playing probably their best football of the season and increased their lead when a free kick from Jack Hay was turned in at the near post by Tommy Newbigging who got the run on his marker. For the remainder of the half Hadleigh stayed on top of the game and were passing Waveney off the pitch at times. Half Time: Waveney 0, Hadleigh Utd 2. The second half started with Waveney applying more pressure on Hadleigh but were restricted to long range efforts. When they did manage to breach the defence (which was not often) then Daz BLAND was in no mood to give away a chance of a clean sheet. As the half wore on Hadleigh regained their earlier momentum and were creating good chances. The remainder of the half saw the lively HUNT-COLE complete his hat-trick, the crossbar struck by Brandon PAYNE and the defence protecting their goal well. The Hadleigh players, supporters and team Management, were over the moon with the result at the final whistle. WELL DONE BOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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K E NNY F IS K Wi n d o w Cl e a n e r Established for 20 years in Hadleigh & Surrounding Villages

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keeblebuilders Domestic/Commercial Quality work from an established company EXTENSIONS  ALTERATIONS  RENOVATIONS CONVERSIONS  DESIGN SERVICE  MAINTENANCE GRANT/INSURANCE WORK WELCOME Registered Office and works: Hadleigh Road, Raydon, Ipswich IP7 5LG

Tel/Fax: 01473 310491

• Digger Hire 1.5, 5.0 and 8.5 Tonne • Sites & Gardens Cleared • Paths & Patios • Roadways • Sewers • Foundations

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Hadleigh Suffolk IP7 5EP T: 01473 828953 M: 07515 112568 E:

PAR KWO O D AUTOS Car Breakers Salvage Bought & Sold


H.P.M. Hay Property Maintenance

PAY CASH FOR MOT FAILURES UNWANTED AND ACCIDENT DAMAGED VEHICLES Delivered to our DVLA Approved Vehicle Recycling Site at Flowton Road, Elmsett, Ipswich IP7 6PF

Monday to Saturday 01473 658605


Stacey’s Felt Roofing Specialist with 40yrs experience • Flat Roofing including re-decking • Guttering, Fascias, Soffits and Bargeboards uPVC • Pitched Roof & Chimney Repairs

For Free Advice & Quotation call

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01473 823704 07949 203392

Mobile: 07860 775509


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Clive Claireaux

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Steve Johnson

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Steve Johnson


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Home improvements & repairs and all jobs the home Home improvements & repairs around

(G. Girling)

Plumbing & Heating Engineers Gas Boiler Installation & Servicing Bathroom Fitting & Tiling

01473 823914 07887 551150

Trevor Griggs


Mark Rowland Mob. No. 07811 949453

Tel 01787 211687 Email: Gas Central Heating Systems & Upgrades

GENERAL MAINTENANCE AND CARPENTRY Locked out? We supply and fit all types of locks  PVCu Windows, Doors, Facias, Soffits & Guttering

Gas Fire & Boiler Servicing

Bathrooms, Showers & Tiling Build Regs Self Cert.

01473 824315 07850 630389


For free estimates and advice please contact: Russell Gant Tel: 01473 827856 Mobile 07790 035130 ‘Willowbrook’, Overbury Hall Road, Layham, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7 5NA

Telephone Community News on 01473 823366

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mobile 07775 913854

Plumbing & Heating Ltd


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New Power Sweeping method for a more thorough chimney clean than brushes Industrial HEPA filtered vacuum Fully insured Insurance recognized certificates issued Spotless, reliable and friendly service All chimneys, wood burners, AGA, boiler flues swept Guild of Master Sweeps Certificated member

Dom Par




Please support these local businesses! Have your company listed for £6.25 + VAT per month (Min insertion 4 months) For more information call Matt on 01473 823366 Aerial Services MJS Aerials ...............................01473 328833 Accountants / Financial Services Burac Accountancy....................01473 826160 Thompson Financial Consulting.01473 828973 Walter Wright ............................01473 822143 Hadleigh Financial Solutions......01473 824283 March Accounting & Tax Services ..01449 740285 Architectural Services Tim Moll ....................................01473 829061 Beauty Beauty Rooms ...........................01473 828888 Beauty-licious............................01473 829968 Builders / Property Maintenance C.A. Builders..............................01473 824404 Emmersons Builders .................01473 270264 Gant & Nayler ............................01473 827856 L.J. Norman...............................01787 210831 Simon Farthing ..........................07823 333451 T.J. Griggs .................................01473 824315 D.R. Payne General Handyman..01473 823880 G.C. Property.............................01473 823559 Grass To Glass...........................01473 828269 Hadleigh House Care .................01473 829200 H.P.M.........................................01473 823704 Mark Rowland ..........................01787 211687 Eco Sweep (Chimney Sweep) ....01359 232335 BLC plastering ...........................01449 615556 P. Crisp Carpentry......................01473 415727 Keeble Builders..........................01473 310491 Hadleigh Buildbase ....................01473 822318 Suffolk Cleaning Services ..........01473 408487 Kingswood ......07768 976065 / 01473 828854 Hadleigh Heating Service...........07824 594839 RH Plumbing .............................07507 157645 J Dunn Painter & Decorator.......01473 828953 Allcuts Carpentry .......................01473 658026 Carpets / Flooring A.J. Carpets ...............................01473 822240 Car Sales, Servicing, Repairs & Parts Ainger Holbrow..........................01473 823286 Kersey Car Sales........................01473 827038 L.S. Eaves..................................01206 262123 Suffolk Rural Enterprises...........01473 652232 Complete Car Services ..............01473 828991 Hadleigh Tyre Group..................01473 827827 Paul Wilding ..............................01473 827272 Rackhams..................................01473 747117 Eurospeed Tyre and Garage.......01473 823172 S. T. Services Simon Tydeman ..07783 033401 Mansfield 4x4 ............................01206 396644 Car Wash Valeting .....................01473 827437 Crockatt Garage.........................01473 824342

Child Care, Activities, Goods Birch Farm..................01473 652152 / 652249 Lavender Hall.............................01473 826100 Cleaners David & June Green...................0800 6951472 Mulberry Maids .........................01473 827338 Double Glazing, Windows & Doors Andy Grimsey ............................01473 823584 Surefix .......................................01473 827004 Tim Allen Windows....................01473 827086 Hadleigh Glass...........................01473 822415 Driving Instruction Peter Cutts.........01473 822937/07786 735285 Pass with Pete ...........................07734 858573 Payneless Driving ......................07545 772966 Nick Phair ..................................07840 343632 Dry Cleaning / Home services Press Gang ................................07881 810710 Sharon’s Alterations ..................07790 227488 Electrical Goods and Supplies Hadleigh Lighting & Electrical....01473 829222 B. V. Hicks Electrical ..................01473 822005 Electricians Coromar ....................................01473 828210 CC Electrical ..............................07891 723712 Estate Agents Abbotts......................................01473 827135 Frost & Partners ........................01473 823456 Morton Smith & Sands..............01473 828121 Boydens ....................................01787 883700 Taylor & Sons ............................01473 828280 Goddard & Co............................01449 700800 Farm Shops Hollowtrees ...............................01449 741247 Florist Suffolk Flower Company............01473 827698 Funeral Directors Hunnaball ..................................01473 748808 Kingsbury & Saunders ..............01473 823117 R. Gwinnell ................................01473 824440 Garden Machinery Repair W. J. Green ................................01473 823839 Steve Blake ................................07813 814623 Garden Services Claremont Nursery ....................01473 652330 Garden Maintenance Services ...01473 828231 Grass To Glass...........................01473 828269 T. J. Griggs ................................01473 824315 The Landscaper .........................01473 824107 Golf Clubs and Tuition Hintlesham Golf Club.................01473 652761 Stoke by Nayland Club...............01206 265818


Your Local Boiler Specialist Gas / L.P.G. / Oil Boilers Heating Controls Service / Breakdown Plumbing / Heating

Covering Hadleigh Telephone 01473 828806 Mobile 07900 211666 200348

Call Les 01473 827096 Mobile 07850 318582 Hairdressers Hair Academy ............................01473 822772 The Hair Lounge ........................01473 829089 Sylvia’s ......................................01473 822177 Fizz E Cuts .................................01473 810222 Hardware M. W. Partridge ..........01473 824183 / 822333 Health Care Hadleigh Boxford Practice .........01473 822961 Hadleigh Dental Surgery............01473 823092 Hearing Care Centre...................08000 962637 Hugh Clover...............................01206 323089 Looking-Glass Dental Practice...01473 823003 Nicholas Salway Osteopath .......01473 820123 Mill Pharmacy............................01473 820136 Dr Kenneth Wright.....................01473 828976 Sally Mowles Chiropodist ..........01473 822902 Home Design / Improvement Les Hymas Upholsterer .............01473 829337 I.T. and Computer Services Home Computer Services..........0800 4488356 Nick Kotarski .............................0800 7813744 Birkfield Computers...................01206 298479 Techknowlogic...........................0800 9788614 Kennels / Cattery Rylenes Cattery .........................01473 658747 Kitchen Fitters Kingswood ......07768 976065 / 01473 828854 David Scott ................................01787 282263 Languages French Tuition with Carole .........07905 298595 French Tuition, S Scott Fox........01473 827941 Leisure Hadleigh High Leisure Centre ....01473 824441 Miscellaneous R.R. Beechener Headstones ......01473 823575 Singing Lessons ........................01473 824833 Spokes Cycle Repair..................01473 658529 Toppesfield Cottages .................01473 829129 Anne Hemmings Dog Training ...01787 377480 Suffolk Marquee Hire.................01473 559978 Chip ‘n’ Mend ............................01473 828809 Mobile Hairdresser Alice Robeson ...........................07855 024422 Mobility Services Hadleigh Mobility Centre ...........01473 823235 Newsagents Keith Avis ..................................01473 823131 Nursing Homes Friars Hall ..................................01473 822159 Laxfield House............01787 247340 / 247495 Painting & Decorating Keith Gardner.............................01473 828574 Simon Farthing ..........................07823 333451

DPB Decorators.........................01473 828477 Picture Framing The Framestore..........................01473 822334 Plant Hire Hadleigh Hirebase......................01473 828509 Plumbing & Heating A. Cutts......................................01473 823051 Buddha ......................................01473 828581 Gallagher ...................................01473 828806 Rowland & Simpson..................01473 823914 Seager Home Solutions .............01473 824884 Spear .........................................01473 829863 Plumbmate ................................01473 810088 Roundhouse Plumbing ..............01473 829741 S P Plumbing ............................01473 823912 Printers Keith Avis Printers .....................01473 823366 Pubs, Restaurants & Takeaways Hintlesham Golf Club.................01473 652761 The Cock Inn, Hadleigh..............01473 822879 The Cock, Polstead ....................01206 263150 The George ................................01473 822151 The Kings Head Hadleigh...........01473 828855 Grays Fish & Chips ....................01473 823374 Royal Bengal .............................01473 823744 Bildeston Crown ........................01449 740510 White Horse Edwardstone .........01787 211211 India Villa...................................01473 828599 Hintlesham Hall Hotel ................01473 652334 Scrap Metal Parkwood Autos ........................01473 658605 Septic Tank Emptying A.K. Services .............................01473 822694 Skip / Waste Removal G. Leeks Skip Hire .....................01473 824256 Solicitors Gibbons Solicitors .....................01473 822488 Storage Elmsett Storshops .....................01473 822162 Taxi/Wedding Cars Beaumont Cars ..........................01473 827096 Hadleigh Executive Travel ..........01473 828222 Town & Country Cars ................01473 828999 Voyager Travel ...........................01473 828102 Travel Beestons ....................01473 212521 / 823243 Tree Surgeons Oakdene Tree Services...............01473 652117 Eco Systems..............................01449 741255 Weight Loss and Fitness Slimming World ........................08700 754666 Fun Dance .................................07506 350455 Pilates........................................07855 394703

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Hadleigh Community News, February 2012  

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