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Community News

July 2011

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Hadleigh boys do well in Great East Swim we are so very proud of them all for swimming and for raising an incredible £700 for the Alison Fracella Research Trust. Roy is a Trustee of this local charity, reg no 1109426, which was set up in 2005. All monies raised from the swim will go towards the research project into brain cancer that the Trust is currently funding at the Royal Marsden Hospital in collaboration with the Institute of Cancer Research. The website offers extensive information and support for sufferers and their families. Our very grateful thanks go to Roy, Kern, Truan and Tom for such an amazing achievement and to everyone who sponsored their swim. Thankyou all so very much.


Many congratulations go to Hadleigh boys Roy Death his two sons Kern and Truan and to Tom Olive who successfully completed a gruelling two mile swim in the Great East Swim at Alton Water on June 11th in memory of a beautiful friend Alison Fracella (nee Kettlewell). Cheered on by family and friends they all swam in record times, in fact Roy came 1st in his age group - some feat!! It was a really great day and

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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 9.40am12pm SYDNEY BROWN COURT Coffee Morning Every Monday 10.00am 12.00 - Why not pop in for a cup of coffee or tea and make new friends. Friday 1st July 12.15pm Ansell Lunch Club, Ansell Centre Saturday 2nd July 2.00-4.00pm Scrabble - Hadleigh URC, Community Room Saturday 2nd July The Friends of St. Mary’s Book Launch ‘Hadleigh Deanery Tower through Six Centuries’, Deanery Gardens from 2 pm. Teas to enjoy, Tours up the tower. Saturday 2nd July 11 am - 3 pm, Hadleigh Community Primary School Fete. Free entry, come along and enjoy a fun-filled day for all the family. Sunday 3rd July 7.00pm Inspired Music Group - Hadleigh URC Tuesday 5th July 10.00-11.30am Come in for Coffee - Hadleigh URC, Community Room, 10.00-11.30am Church open for Prayer - Hadleigh URC Thursday 7th July 9.00 -11am Toddler Group - Hadleigh URC, Community Room Saturday 9th July 2.00-4.00pm Scrabble - Hadleigh URC, Community Room Tuesday 12th July 10.00-11.30am Come in for Coffee - Hadleigh URC, Community Room, 10.00-11.30am Church open for Prayer - Hadleigh URC Tuesday 12th July 7.30pm Hadleigh & District Flower Club meeting at Beaumont School, Hadleigh. A flower arranging demonstration by Mrs Adele Kent from Hethersett “Woody’s Tours”. Members practise piece is an arrangement which includes a piece of wood. Members £1.50, visitors £4 includes refreshments. Wednesday 13th July 7.30pm Churches Together Forum, Salvation Army Thursday 14th July 9.00 -11am Toddler Group - Hadleigh URC, Community Room Saturday 16th July 2.00-4.00pm Scrabble - Hadleigh URC, Community Room Sunday 17th July 3.00pm Open Air Service, Whatfield Chapel, 7.00pm Inspired Music Group - Hadleigh URC Tuesday 19th July 10.00-11.30am Come in for Coffee - Hadleigh URC, Community Room, 10.00-11.30am Church open for Prayer - Hadleigh URC Tuesday 19th July 7.30 pm HADLEIGH EVENING WOMENS INSTITUTE meeting 7.30pm in the seminar Room above the Library Speaker Stephen Lester will be telling us about “Antiques and Auctions”. The competition is “ My Treasure”. Visitors welcome, first visit no charge. Wednesday 20th July 12.15pm Wednesday Lunch Club, Ansell Centre, 7.30p Churches Together Worship Group, Salvation Army Thursday 21st July 9.00 -11am Toddler Group - Hadleigh URC, Community Room Saturday 23rd July 2.00-4.00pm Scrabble - Hadleigh URC, Community Room Saturday 23rd July RNLI Garden BBQ at 34 Wentworth Close, Hadleigh, live music and bar, Tickets in advance at £5, children £2.50, tel 01473 823570 or 01473 828420. Tickets at the gate £6 and £3. Friday 24th July 7.30 pm Film "On a Clear Day" at the Ansell Centre Tuesday 26th July 10.00-11.30am Come in for Coffee - Hadleigh URC, Community Room, 10.00-11.30am Church open for Prayer - Hadleigh URC Thursday 28th July Fidelis Monthly Meeting: - 7.30 pm, URC Community Room. “Feathered Hoodies” talk and demonstration by Falconer, Andrea Keyland Sec B. Tryon 01473 824 417.

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Formerly the show home of this award winning development, 'Mill House' boasts stylish and contemporary living accommodation over 3 storeys. The property is immaculately presented being decorated to an extremely high standard. 4 Bedrooms, 2 Receptions, Conservatory, Kitchen, Utility Room, Gas Fired Central Heating, Double Glazing, Double Cart Lodge, Parking, No Onward Chain

A most impressive semi detached house situated in a quiet location. The property has been greatly improved over the years and is further enhanced by the addition of a good sized conservatory. 1 Double Bedroom, Sitting Room/Conservatory, Dining Room, Bathroom, En Suite Shower Room, Double Glazing, Gas Fired Central Heating, Off Road Parking





An opportunity to purchase a cottage in need of updating, ideally situated in this sought after village location. We would advise viewing the property internally to fully appreciate its potential. 3 Bedrooms, Sitting Room, Cloakroom, Bathroom, Central Village Location, Generous Rear Garden, No Onward Chain

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As Mill Pharmacy has been open for over 18 months I am sure most of you are aware of all the services we offer: extended opening hours, disabled parking, pharmacist on duty at all times, a pharmacy shop stocking a range of commonly requested medicines, a special order service to cater for our individual customer’s needs, free delivery of your medicines if required as well as medication dispensed in dosset boxes if necessary. However, there are THREE things I want to draw your particular attention to this month that you really need to know about us. Firstly, all our pharmacists have undertaken a special training course and are able to sell anti-malarials to you which were previously only available on a private prescription. To access this service you DO NOT NEED to make an appointment. Just come along to the pharmacy and ask to speak to one of our pharmacists. In addition the pharmacists will also be able to give you advice on any vaccines you may need or the type of over the counter medicines you need to take with you on your travels. We also stock a range of sun protection products, insect repellents and emergency travel packs. Secondly, we have several members of staff trained to help you give up smoking on the NHS. This means that if you do not normally pay for your prescriptions or you have a prepayment certificate we can provide you with nicotine replacement products and give you help and support to give up smoking and IT WILL COST YOU NOTHING. Even if you pay for your prescriptions you only need to pay one prescription charge for a month’s supply of say nicotine patches or gum. This relates to just a little bit more than the price one packet of cigarettes and how many of those do you buy a month. Just think what you could do with the money you save from not smoking......... Thirdly, have you ever felt confused about the medicines you take? Do you wonder why you are on them or whether some of them are causing you problems but you don’t do anything about it as you do not want to waste your doctor’s time? Well, then you need to come and speak to our pharmacists who will be more than happy to go through your medicines with you and discuss any problems you may have with them. You DO NOT NEED to make an appointment to do this. Just come to the pharmacy and ask to speak to the pharmacist. Even if none of the above is of interest to you why not come and tell us what you would like us to do. We are always looking for new ways to provide a better service. Taj West is the Superintendent Pharmacist of Mill Pharmacy located within the Hadleigh Health Centre

A new Hadleigh Book The launch event of Roger Kennell’s new book ‘Hadleigh Deanery Tower through six centuries’ will be held on Saturday 2nd July from 2 pm in the lovely surroundings of the Deanery Gardens. See a host of old images of the Deanery Tower etc on display. Teas to enjoy, tours up the tower, free entry to the gardens. Friends of St. Mary’s Church

Hadleigh Deanery Tower through six centuries

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UNISEX SALON Elaine would like to thank her kind regular customers for their cards and flowers while she was in hospital

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Diabetes UK Sincere thank you to the Management and Staff at the Hadleigh Health Centre and to all of the people who so generously supported our fund raising “Care for a Cuppa” event at the Health Centre on Thursday 16th June. We were able to raise £212.35, which has been forwarded to Diabetes UK to help with their continued research. Special thanks also to all helpers and those that gave Donations and Raffle prizes.


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New folk musicians in Hadleigh Simon and Val Haines moved to Hadleigh from Colchester in December last year and we love our new life here. You may have seen us loading our camper van in Church Street with musical instruments and PA equipment. This is because we are in a number of folk music groups - three to be precise. Crownstreet is a four-piece group which plays traditional and newly composed folk songs and instrumental music for concerts at festivals, in clubs, for parties and other private or public functions. Between the four of us, we play a total of thirteen acoustic instruments - which include: accordeon, bandoneon, flute, recorder, saxophone, whistle, dulcimer, desk bells, musical saw, guitar, cittern and xylophone and vocals. You can hear Crownstreet at: The Hosepipe Band - a four-piece band which plays for barn dances, ceilidhs, country dances - call them what you will - mainly in East Anglia, but also sometimes further afield. Our line-up is: melodeon, flute, recorder, hammered dulcimer, saxophone, bass guitar and mandola. We always take a caller with us to explain the dances. You can hear The Hosepipe Band at: Bof! - four-piece group which plays French and Breton traditional music for dances and concerts. With this group we play all over the country and occasionally even play for enthusiasts in France. We are part of "Burybal", a group which puts on French dances at the Blackbourne Centre, Elmswell near Bury St Edmunds three times a year. We also put on French dance workshops where French and Breton dances are taught. Our line-up is: hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes, diatonic accordeon, guitar and vocals. You can hear Bof! at: We have made CD recordings with all three bands. We have also started regular folk music sessions at The Ram in Market Place, Hadleigh. At the moment it is once a month on a Sunday evening. We have been getting 10-15 musicians with their instruments and voices. Anyone who plays any kind of folk music is welcome to come along and sing or play at these evenings. Or just come along and listen. If you are interested in finding out more about any of our musical activities, we can be contacted on 01473 828745 or 07818 417780 or email From September, we will be starting a monthly Folk and Acoustic Music night. This will be held on the first Friday of the month at the Ansell Community Centre. Evenings will run from 8.00-10.45 and include floor spots, a support act and a main guest. The first night will be Friday September 2. Look out for further details. Simon and Val Haines

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News from St Mary’s Primary School Summer Fete 9th July On Saturday 9th July, St Mary’s school will be hosting their annual Summer Fete starting at Midday until 3pm. There will be lots to see and do including, Bouncy castle, Tug of War, Balloon modelling, Tombola, Cake stall, Lucky dip, Punch and Judy, BBQ, Refreshments, Grand Raffle and lots more. Entry is free, so come along for a fun and entertaining afternoon. All welcome! We have been delighted to welcome Emily Scrivener to St Mary’s for two days of workshops with children throughout the school. Emily is a member of the British paralympic basketball squad and works with the charity ‘Just Different’. The children learned all about how all people are different and how we can include everybody. To raise money for the charity, we had a ‘Dress Different’ day, which raised £100. The children had lots of fun and were inspired by working with Emily! Thanks to the Parent Support Group for organising our Mini-Marathon. The children raced around the field, showing lots of energy and determination. In total, the children raised over £500 from their generous sponsors! Well done to everyone who took part. Elm class enjoyed learning about money in the real world recently. Thanks to the staff from the Ipswich Building Society for coming in and working with the children on their exciting ‘money day’. We’re all going to spend our pocket money wisely from now on! Also, Elm class were joined by Oak class for a walk around the local area. They have been studying different buildings and houses and this was an opportunity for children to contrast and compare old and new houses. They were really interested in the beams they found on old properties! There have been lots of sporting events recently. Our athletics team performed brilliantly at the recent athletics tournament hosted by Hadleigh High School. Our Year 5 children won and overall we came second. The children were really proud of their achievements. Also, our tennis team won the pyramid tennis tournament in some style and have progressed to the Westbourne Sports Partnership finals. It was difficult playing tennis in such windy conditions! The cricket team had a great time at the festival and they encouraged one another well, showing good team spirit. Finally, two of our gifted dancers enjoyed participating in a workshop organised by Hintlesham Primary, where they learned and performed a new routine. Congratulations to all the children whose art work was displayed at Hadleigh Show. The children from Willow class won 1st prize for their beautiful paintings of flowers and the children from Rowan received a second prize for the nests they made. We have received such a lot of compliments for their work and we’re really proud! We had our own stall opposite the wonderful birds of prey, at which we sold homemade lemonade and cakes. It was lovely to meet lots of members of the community. Thank you to all the staff members and parents who helped to set up and run the stall throughout the day.


My late father Paul Gibbons with Tilly I mentioned to you all in my column for June the great shock that we had suffered when discovering that my father had secondary cancer in his liver. It was a very upsetting period for all of us when we saw my father being ravaged by the disease. In a little over a month he descended from a healthy looking man to skin and bone being unable to see or speak and jaundice too. It is with the greatest sadness that I have to tell you that Dad died on Monday, 13 June. My mother and I were with my father at the end and after such a dreadful illness he slipped away peacefully. As I pen these words, I am preparing for my father’s funeral at Polstead Church on 27 June. I previously alluded to the less than perfect manner in which we were treated by Ipswich Hospital. On 26 May our experiences were confirmed in National news reports painting Ipswich Hospital in a poor light. I told BBC Look East our story and many of you will have seen my mother and I on the local news bulletins during the afternoon and evening on 27 May. From such a sad episode there can be bright things to report. My mother and I have been humbled by the support given to us by our friends, clients and you my readers. The Reverend Jackie Sephton of St Mary’s Polstead and long time resident of Hadleigh was such a pillar of strength to my father and to us. I wish Jackie well following her ordination as a Priest at the Cathedral at Bury St Edmunds on 25 June; she is nothing short of a “super Vicar”. The kindness and care given to my father and to us at St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich was beyond measure. Should you ever wish to make a charitable donation then I know that St Elizabeth Hospice will use it wisely and to maximum effect. I was struck that whilst the Hospice handled such sad matters, everyone had a smile. There was a lovely garden where the centre-piece is a glorious fish pool. Relatives were provided with wonderful lunches at reasonable cost. I unreservedly thank St Elizabeth Hospice for all that they did to make Dad’s final days comfortable. Despite trials and tribulations, the business of the provision of legal services continues. There is just about time to acquire that new house and have it conveyed before Schools return in September. To us, all our clients are “ours” and deserving of that personal attention which can be achieved at a local firm of Solicitors. Howard Gibbons

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Hands Off Hadleigh Tesco choice of site wrong for so many reasons On 6th July Babergh Planning Development Committee will meet at Hadleigh Town Hall to decide upon the controversial Tesco application to build a 2,500 sqm class A1 retail unit on the banks of the River Brett, along with a second class A1/A3 unit of 142 sqm and a two-storey building to replace Bridge House. The application includes associated access, servicing, landscaping, relocation of part of the Council’s own car park and neighbouring allotments, removal of trees and hedgerows. The plan to build a Tesco on the River Walk has received sustained and widespread opposition amongst local residents in Hadleigh and neighbouring villages. Hundreds of participants from the local community have repeatedly turned out for a series of events over the last 12 years to highlight concern about the choice of site, increased traffic, safety issues and access on a bend on a listed bridge. Based on Tesco’s own figures, there will be a peak of nearly 400 car movements an hour along with HGV deliveries by 40-ton lorries. This level of traffic is likely to be greater than this will have a major impact on a rural, historic market town with a listed High Street where roads in and out are effectively single lane, including Gallows Hill, Benton, Angel and Calais Street, The participants in Hands Off Hadleigh events represent a wide cross section of the community from pensioners to working mums, allotment holders and existing retailers who are very concerned about the increased traffic, as well as the vitality and viability of the town’s historic High Street. Tesco’s state that the new store will create 200 jobs, but two surveys undertaken by the Hadleigh Society have determined that over 200 jobs and livelihoods could be at stake, not including shop owners, local suppliers, producers and other support services. Over 72% of the town’s residents voted against a store on the River Brett site in a referendum in 1999. Two subsequent referenda, including one undertaken by Hadleigh Chamber of Commerce, concurred with this, with over 75% against the choice of site. The members of the Town Council, who represent the local community, have voted twelve to one against the application. “We hope that Babergh Planning Development Committee will make the right decision and take the concerns of Hadleigh residents into consideration”. Jan Byrne Chair of Hadleigh Society said. “Hands off Hadleigh supporters are not a small minority. We have local knowledge about the day-to-day running of the town and traffic flow in Hadleigh. A traffic survey undertaken in 2009, replicating the expected number of car movements to and from the proposed site brought the High Street to a stand-still within 15 minutes”. “How can we possibly have confidence in Tesco that is so driven by profit”. Jan Byrne continued. “The company has already been and gone from Hadleigh when it suited them. The part of the Brett Works site owned by Tesco for many years, has been allowed to deteriorate to such an extent that any proposal could be presented as an amenity improvement. The site is wrong, no matter how Tesco try to position the level of support otherwise through their in-house marketing team and pr consultants”. The application to build a supermarket (not Tesco) on the Brett Works site was first turned down over 23 years ago in 1987 on environmental grounds. There was a Tesco in Hadleigh then, but not on this site. The site remains in exactly the same location and local residents are concerned that the environmental impact will be just as damaging, if not, worse due to increase in traffic over the last 20 years. Many question the reasons why Tesco have been allowed to keep changing the plans, when the site is so wrong for so many reasons. Not just increased traffic, but the impact on existing independent retailers, the impinging conservation area, the nearby nature reserve, the local wildlife, the neighbouring allotments, yet alone the flood risks. For further comment and information please visit

Are you in this photo? VJ Day 1945

A reader has kindly given us this photo taken in Hadleigh on VJ Day 1945. We have named most of the people in it, if you recognise anyone, please let me know - ring Kelvin on 01473 823366,, or call in to the Community News Office at 68 High Street.

Wills on Wheels Two years ago Trevor Dodwell, a retired solicitor, decided to set up a will writing service from his home in Polstead. The brief was to enable local people to make their wills at an affordable price, with the help of friendly home visits, and at times to suit them. With 65% of us still needing to make a will it was clear that there should be a demand for the service. Trevor’s plan when setting up The Will Business was to work within a close range of 10 miles from his home and provide a professional service for people living in that area. This includes Hadleigh and the local villages but Colchester and Sudbury are outside the range. This allows costs to be kept to a minimum – his journey times are short and travel costs are minimal, rarely involving even a parking charge. Trevor happens to be a keen cyclist, and the area is within his normal cycle range, which often leads to comments from new clients when he turns up on the bike. For example, Benton Street in Hadleigh, full of double yellow lines, is undaunting to the cyclist if he can park in your hall. He also drives to appointments, and meets clients at his home if the clients prefer this. The service recognises that, in the case of many young couples, both are working and it can be difficult and costly for them to take time off for a meeting at a solicitor’s office during the working day. For this reason, most of Trevor’s client meetings are arranged for early evening, after normal office hours – often when the couple’s young children have been put to bed. There’s a common sense, practical approach, which covers wills, powers of attorney and ancillary issues like protecting the family home from sale to pay care home expenses, based on many years of experience. The service is available to local clients, whether they are old or young, wealthy or not, and the cost is typically less than half of the fee payable to solicitors in town offices. Please call 01206 263420 or email me at

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Beaumont School Report July 2011 Sport is all about the taking part, but sometimes it’s great when you do well! Our recent gymnastics team’s performance was certainly an example of this. Having done sufficiently well in the local schools competition, two of our teams were invited to attend the regional finals at Pipers Vale in Ipswich. Although we didn’t quiet scrape a win, we did manage a 3rd and 5th place, which is fantastic considering we are a relatively small school. Gymnastics has a high profile at Beaumont with Miss Cocks running an after school gymnastics club two days a week, and also using her expertise to coach our school teams. Not only did the teams do well they also conducted themselves exceptionally well during the competition. Well done to all involved! We try as a school to support local events as much as we can, the Hadleigh Show being one of these events. The school’s tent was as popular as ever with the visitors to the show. The school displayed various pieces of work inspired by the children’s studies of various habitats and the work they do in our school garden. Some children also wrote poems about the Hadleigh show. The work was all of a high standard, but unfortunately we didn’t come away with any awards. Better luck next year! We feel extremely proud of some of the children’s achievements outside of school. Two of our Year 6 pupils Jasmin Alexander and Phoebe Turner recently raised over £300.00 for charity by undertaking a 24 hour sponsored silence. The charity they were supporting was AYME which supports young people suffering from ME, a charity close to Jasmin’s heart as her sister has suffered with the illness for many years. The two girls, who wrote in books to communicate during the silence, did brilliantly keeping quiet for this length of time! This certainly isn’t the first time the girls have been involved in fund raising having been awarded before for their efforts. As part of their work on the Romans our Pandas and Rhinos classes recently visited Colchester Castle. All the children had a great time at the museum, learning a great deal from the practical activities and displays. Below is a report from one of the children about their visit... Our visit to Colchester Castle by George On Friday the 10th of June the Rhinos and Pandas went to Colchester Castle. We went on a coach and several times I nearly fell asleep. After what seemed like a decade we finally arrived at the castle. We each got an activity sheet to fill in. It was hard to finish but it was fun all the same. First we looked at the well and the museum worker Steve gave us a story tour about the Romans and Celts battle at Camulodonium. We then wandered around the museum looking at the exhibits and doing activities along the way. I discovered what an antefix was used for (to cover the ends of roofing tiles in a decorative way). Apparently after Claudius died they built a temple in his honour where Colchester Castle is now. The temple was burnt down by Boudicca, the Iceni tribe and the Trinivantes after the Romans started attacking the Iceni people. We also learnt what foods they had in roman times and we got to smell what it would smell like in roman times! If I could rate the museum I would give it an 11/10 because it was absolutely fantastic. It was my favourite school trip by far.

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Diamond-Lites Majorettes The children have been training hard all winter ready for the start of the season. They had their first performance of the year at the Nedging with Naughton Fete, where the new section Diamond-Sparx performed for the first time. It was also the first performance for some of our older girls, all did really well. The committee and majorettes would like to say thank you to The Cock Inn, The George, The Ram, The Layham Queen, The Kersey Bell, The White Hart and all their customers who supported our Easter Egg Raffle in April. We also held our Annual Competition at Elmsett Village Hall in May. We would like to say a huge thank you to all the Diamond-Lites girls, boys, mums and dads who came along on the day to help, we couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you also to Keith Avis, Andrews Butchers, The Hair Lounge, Adnams and Partridges who kindly donated prizes for our raffle. At the beginning of June the troupe held a solo and duo competition for all the children and adults to enter, in preparation for the solo and duo competitions they will be entering throughout the season. All the children did really well. We also had some amazing performances from the adults and a surprise performance from Jessie and Mr Potato head! Well done guys it was a great day. Lastly, but most amazingly, WELL DONE to all the girls who entered their first competition at Brantham and WOW what results, the best the troupe has ever done! Competing against eight really good troupes the girls managed to win Four 1st place trophies, four 2nd place trophies and two 3rd place trophies. The girls also did great individually with the girls who entered solo batons and poms winning two first place medals and a 3rd place medal. The mascots of the day between them won four 1st place medals, four 2nd place medals and a 3rd place medal and the Leaders won three 1st place trophies for overall leaders of the day in their sections. GO DIAMOND-LITES !!! At the moment our tiny, juvenile, junior and senior sections are full but we will be recruiting again at the end of September. However there are spaces in our Sparx section. If you have children aged 3 to 6 years old who would like to learn the art of baton and flag twirling and pom pom, while having fun and making friends call Liz on 07738 571307.

Heels For Hospice Kick off your shoes and please donate any unwanted ones to St Elizabeth Hospice’s shop in Hadleigh. During July the charity is urging people to clear out the shoes and boots they don’t wear any more for their Heels for Hospice campaign. Shoes can range from high heels to flats or boots and men’s or children’s footwear as long as they are in useable condition. All items will be resold in the Hospice’s shops to raise money for the charity, which costs £6.6m a year to run. For more information call the St Elizabeth Shop in Maiden Way on 01473 828448 or alternatively just pop in with your unwanted shoes.

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It’s along the Railway walk! Plants that are best left alone Although there are several garden versions of many of this group, these two are extremely dangerous to humans. Even a small dose of the chemistry they contain will make you ill. Touching them can cause problems with your skin and if you were to eat even a small part of the plant you will need immediate medical help. Fortunately – although both have attractive flowers - neither of them produces any fruits that look appealing to children, so they are reasonably safe. What are these plants? Foxgloves (digitalis purpurea) These are very pretty flowers that grow mainly in woodland clearings. It is one of those plants that will colonise almost any area of freshly exposed soil (a ruderal). In the UK we actually admire it for its brightly coloured blue/purple and occasionally white flowers, but in some U.S. States is considered to be a “Dangerous Invasive Weed”. The flower look like upturned thimbles and are very interesting – they’re purposedesigned to be pollinated by Bumble Bees Scientists believe that “bumbles” eyes are most sensitive to blue/purple and that the insect will follow any interruptive patterns in the coloured surface. If this is the case the bees can “see” where to go to get to the nectar. The lower lip of the flower forms a small “landing – platform”, and inside there are a series of spots designed to guide the bees to the nectaries at the top, where they get “dabbed” with pollen. Smaller insects (Ants) are deterred from “raiding” this nectar source by a carpet of fine hairs inside the floor of the flower. They are unable to struggle uphill through this forest, but the “bumbles” are large enough to simply walk over them. Quite ingenious that! The plant – particularly the leaves - contains a chemical that is the basis of a heart stimulant known as “Digitoxin”, but there is a problem. There is no individual, specific dosage, and many died from overdoses administered by the early Alchemists as result. So – leave the plant alone! Monks-hood or “Wolf Bane” (Aconitum napellus) Although it looks totally different to Buttercups (as you can see in Photo 2) this plant is of the same family (Ranunculacea). It is grown commercially for medicinal uses in parts of Europe and the Far East, but many countries are so concerned about its toxicity that special licences are needed. Fortunately it will only grow in very specific conditions (high moisture and low light) and finding it growing wild locally is unusual. The root system is interesting. Although a perennial, individual plants only lasts one year. Each season the roots produce not only the foliage you see, but also small “daughter” crowns. At the end of the growing season the old root dies, leaving these “daughters” to continue the next generation. This plant is dangerous because the sap contains a toxic alkaloid (aconitine) which can be absorbed by humans either directly through the skin, into cuts and abrasions, or by ingestion. In the past infusions of all parts of the plant have been used to poison both people and animals. Legend says the Roman Emperor Claudius 1st came to an untimely end when his Physician administered some, and it has been used to poison water sources in times of conflict It gets it lesser name (“Wolf” or “DogsBane”) from another historic use. Our ancestors, who were frequently troubled by Wolves, found that the animals were unable to taste the infusion made from the plant. Stories say that where the animals became problem bait was coated with it, the Wolves then ate the bait and died as a result (Wolves are scavengers). It was also said to ward off the “Werewolves”. So – if you do find it, leave it alone! Mick T

Willows Kitchens - A potted history We began installing kitchens in the early 1980s working for the major kitchen retailers of the time. By the mid 1990s we were responsible for eight teams of fitters working in the Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds area. In 1999 we decided to set up our own kitchen studio in one of the concession areas of the Buyright store. In 2010 the business moved to The Old Bakery, behind Greggs the bakers in Hadleigh High Street. New kitchen displays are currently being installed and you are invited to come along and take a look. Specialising in Crown Imperial and Crown Lifestyle kitchens, there is everything from plain white doors to wood effect and solid wood. Crown also has painted wood doors and gloss finish doors in a comprehensive range of colours. All ranges come with sturdy 18mm carcasses. Solid wood, Encore, and laminate worktops are available as are glass splashbacks, again with a comprehensive choice of colours. Carron Pheonix and Astracast sinks and taps and many well-known brands of appliances complete the package. We offer a free planning service, which involves a visit to your home to take measurements and discuss your requirements. The actual planning is done away from your property and computer generated plans and pictures, along with individual prices are sent to you in the post. It is then up to you to contact us if you are happy with what you see. We always use the same fitter who has worked with us since 2001, to ensure the quality of the installation. Gas, electrical and other complementary work can also be included if required. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Hadleigh Town Council congratulates Hadleigh Cricket Club Hadleigh Town Council would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Hadleigh Cricket Club on their ongoing success especially during their Bicentenary year in 2010. The Cricket Club has been successful in obtaining funding to provide a new practice net facility and it’s official opening will be celebrated in July with various VIP’s having been invited to attend. The Club gained Clubmark status at the end of last season which has given them an incredible amount of confidence, focus and ambition. They work with all members of the society especially with encouraging young people to become involved with the sport and the Club.

High Flyers A small group of apprehensive Fidelis ladies met at the gates of Rattlesden Gliding Club not quite knowing what to expect of their date with a glider. Happily, their anxiety was short lived. After a brief introduction to the inner workings of this engineless craft and a reassuring parachute they were ready to experience the thrill of becoming airborne. Sitting in front of an experienced glider each member made a smooth but rapid ascent towards the clouds with the aid of a tow rope. This plunged to the ground once the glider was aloft. The views from the cockpit were awe inspiring as the glider circled silently overhead. Surprisingly, given the absence of engine power, all landings were effortless and accurate. Safety is paramount at the club and an enthusiastic, experienced team of volunteers manned all stations to ensure that the ladies were not only safe but also enjoying their first gliding experience. The special arrangement, which included two exhilarating lifts and three months’ temporary membership of the RGC, may tempt some Fidelis members to return for more of the same. RGClub 01449 737789 Fidelis Sec B.Tryon 01473 824417 Soon after the dizzy heights of gliding the Fidelis Lunch Bunchers visited Shelley’s restaurant at Suffolk New College, Ipswich. As a ‘show’ restaurant for final year students on the catering and hospitality course it has its own band of high achievers. Diners are served by aspiring waiters and waitresses the culinary creations from would-be chefs toiling away in the kitchen. Their aim is to satisfy their public and the exam board. An interesting and thoroughly enjoyable lunch for a modest price. Jan D

Telephone: 01473 828668 Playstation Pre-School Another month has gone by so quickly here at Playstation. The children have been busy with various activities including making their own Father’s Day cards. Our annual outing to the Giggle Factory is on the 1st July and we are all looking forward to a great day out. On Saturday 2nd July, Hadleigh County Primary School are having their summer fete and Playstation will be open with lots of activities for all the children and adults to take part in. As we are approaching the summer holidays and with Nursery places being filled, please do not forget that if your child did not receive a placement, Playstation can provide the government funded sessions (upto 15 hrs per week) for your child. We can be contacted at If you are currently considering a playschool for your child, why not come and take a look at what we can offer? Please telephone Playstation on 824271 for enrolment details , a prospectus or to arrange a visit, or visit our website at

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St. Joseph’s Long Bessels, Hadleigh The Catholic Parish of Sudbury with Hadleigh Parish Priest: Fr Peter Brett (01787 372973) 07785 562518 (Emergencies) Deacon: Rev. Andy Morton (01206 263367) Mass times at St. Joseph’s Hadleigh Sunday: 11.15 a.m. Mass followed by tea and coffee Wednesday: 9.30 a.m. Mass Friday: 9.30 a.m. Mass (preceded by Morning Prayer) For more details and for week-day Masses at Sudbury and for any changes to the times of week-day Masses in Hadleigh please consult the Parish Newsletter or refer to the web site or contact Father Brett or Deacon Andy The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is also available at 10.30 a.m. in Sudbury or after Sunday Mass at Hadleigh, or by arrangement with Father Brett.

Hadleigh Chamber of Commerce The Hanging Baskets of Hadleigh are in full bloom along the full length of the High Street, thanks to local businesses, retailers and members of Hadleigh Chamber of Commerce. The baskets are very striking and are a tribute to the organiser and floral designer. The Chamber invites you, your family and friends to our annual Summer BBQ at the magnificent Tudor Residence, Priory Hall, Benton Street, Hadleigh, IP7 5AZ, on Friday, 22 July, from 6.30pm. Enjoy delicious food in beautiful surroundings and listen to the Selion Jazz Band playing music from the great American songbook of the 1920’s to 1950’s. It will be a great evening. Tickets are just £12 for both Chamber members and non-members and all are welcome, on sale now from Walter Wright Chartered Accountants, 89 High Street, Hadleigh. July’s business breakfast meeting takes place at The Eight Bells public house, Angel Street, Hadleigh, at 7.30am on 7 July. The speaker is Chris Phasey, from Business Link. He will inform and engage us on “The future of business support services – Business Link and beyond.” Chris will be summarising the Government’s plans, the range of services and benefits available to the private sector and how individuals may be able to participate. Our membership drive is in full swing. This initiative will provide referrals and business exposure to Chamber members whether they are from hightech companies, areas of trade and commerce, high street shops, international industry or from small businesses which the Chamber is helping to nurture. By joining the Chamber YOU can help in the very important role of strengthening the local business community and gaining access to a huge amount of business support. Thinking about joining the Chamber? Come and meet us, over a glass of chilled wine, at the BBQ. New members joining the Chamber from now until 30 September 2011 will receive up to 18 months subscription for just £20.

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Solvejg Mills, UK agent for the well-known Danish embroidery firm Haandarbejdets Fremme (known over here as Danish Handcraft Guild), only moved into Monks Eleigh with her husband just over a year ago, but is delighted to be living in this beautiful area of Suffolk. The wonderful landscape around Hadleigh with its gentle undulations and wide skies reminds her of the very prettiest parts of her native Denmark. It also tickles her to think that there were Danes here long ago, that the Bildr of Bildeston, the Ketilbjorn of Kettlebaston and the Nagli of Naughton were Danes (well OK, Vikings, but she is convinced very nice ones who settled down to become good farmers and who probably married English women!). Solvejg sells a wonderful and varied range of cross stitch kits from the Danish Handcraft Guild collection (there are some 700 to choose from), as well as books of cross stitch designs, threads (the famous Danish flower thread in 100+ colours), and pure linen cloth. She would love to hear from anyone interested in cross stitch embroidery, even if it’s only for a chat. Telephone 01449 744918

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New Summer Schedules of Shimmy, Shake, Wiggle & Giggle with SlimDance-Babergh SlimDance-Babergh has a new Latin American dance-a-cise class summer schedule. The classes are open to anyone who wants to tone and condition their bodies ready for the sunny days and summer clothing, no partners required and all ages are welcome. Choose from two types of dance-a-cise class; the faster paced SlimDance ‘follow & dance’ or a slower paced Latin American Freestyle taught dance class. Both have uniquely choreographed Latin American dance routines to music that you are familiar too. Find yourself dancing the Salsa, Mambo, Cha Cha, Rumba, Merengue, Jive, Samba and more, while toning and exercising the whole body (and mind) in a real fun filled class and beyond ….. “…. I find myself walking the dog while practicing the Cha Cha in my wellies! And my tummy is definitely flatter since I joined the Freestyle” “I have the radio on most of the time and when a song that we use in class comes on I dance away while I’m doing the housework …..” For more information or to book a place contact Janet Drake on 07506 350455 or visit the website or

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Hadleigh Thrift Shop When this issue goes to press Barbara and helpers will have returned from their trip to Albania with a 40ft container full of equipment for hospitals etc. A full account of the trip will be in the next publication. Organisations recently helped:Wattisham Station - life-saving equipment, Part payment on a weelchair, SSAFA, Angel Court Day Centre Travelling Expenses, Hadleigh Elderly Peoples' Welfare Committee - towards Xmas Vouchers, Playstation - visit to the Giggle Factory, Hadleigh Primary School - bereavement books which will also help other schools in the area, Shelley Riding Centre sponsorship of 3 horses for one year, Hadleigh Tennis Club - for Trophies

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SUMMER CHARITY CONCERT Friday 15th July 2011, 7.00pm, The Village Hall, Elmsett FREE ENTRY - RAFFLE & REFRESHMENTS Collection in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice and East Anglia Children’s Hospice

District Councillors Kathryn Grandon and Brian Riley will be holding their monthly walk in surgery on Saturday 9th July 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


Hadleigh’s Footpath Volunteers July 2011 Accompanied Walk FULLY INCLUSIVE LONDON SHOWS Thur 4 Aug Wed 7 Sept Thur 22 Sept Thur 22 Sept Sat 24 Sept Sat 24 Sept Wed 5 Oct Wed 12 Oct Wed 19 Oct Wed 19 Oct Sat 22 Oct Sat 29 Oct Tues 1 Nov Tues 1 Nov Sun 6 Nov Thur 10 Nov Thurs 10 Nov Thurs 10 Nov Wed 23 Nov

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Saturday 23rd July starting at 10 am from St. Mary’s Primary School, Stonehouse Road, Hadleigh (plenty of free parking available at Stonehouse Road Car Park). The walk will be a circular passing Broom Hill, along Love Lane to Coram Street. We will then walk to Williams Green via Kersey Vale House, and on to Kersey Village via Uplands Farm and Kersey Tye. Returning to Hadleigh via Oaks Tye and along the historic Monks Path. The walk is 7.5 miles in length and will take about two and a half hours to complete. There will be a refreshment stop at Kersey Bell for those who so desire it. Further information can be obtained from David Warner, Hadleigh’s Footpath Warden on 07749 732941. Your dog is most welcome to join us but will need to be on a lead when passing farms or livestock.

The Jewel Box The Jewel Box in Maiden Way is closing in June. Monica is retiring to spend time gardening, painting and looking after her cats. We would like to thank all our customers for their loyalty and friendship and Ben the spaniel thanks everyone who has made a fuss of him. It has been a very enjoyable time for us and we have appreciated all the support we have had from everyone, customers and fellow shopkeepers alike. Particular thanks to Kerry, Matt, Jill at Plum Green, Sharon at Cutters and the girls in the Hospice shop for their friendship. Most of all, Thank You to Lorraine for her help and support. The shop is being taken over by Sarah of Girls Love Roses and we wish her much Good Luck and success in the future.

SPECIAL EVENTS (Child & OAP rates available on some excursions - please enquire) Sun 10 July British F1 Grand Prix (Inc.)........................£155.00 Fri 15 July James Blunt @ Newmarket Nights (Inc.) ......£49.00 Sun 24 July All Aboard For Work House Railway (Inc.) ...£43.50 Sun 24 July London “Eye” & Thames River Cruise (Inc.) .£52.00 Thur 28 July Banham Zoo (Inc.) ......................................£23.95 Wed 3 Aug All Aboard For The Glassworks (Inc.) ..........£35.00 Fri 5 Aug Boyzone @ Newmarket Nights (Inc.) ...........£49.00 Sun 7 Aug Clarence House (Inc.) .................................£31.00 Sun 7 Aug Thorpe Park (Inc.).......................................£45.50 Sun 7 Aug Chessington World Of Adventures (Inc.) .....£44.50 Sun 7 Aug All Aboard For The Water Gardens (Inc.) .....£39.00 11/12 Aug Lowestoft Air Show ....................................£16.50 Sun 21Aug Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey) .............£36.00 25/26 Aug Clacton Air Show........................................£11.50 Sat 20 Aug Longleat Safari Park (Inc.) ...........................£52.50 Sun 28 Aug Legoland, Windsor (Inc.) .............................£48.50 Mon 29 Aug Mississippi Paddle Boat River Trip (Inc.) ......£25.00 6/7/8/9 Oct Knitting & Stitching Show @ Alexandra Palace ...£31.00 Many more Special Excursions available - see our website for further details -

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Craft & Food Fair returns in October Its now July and time to start planning the next Hadleigh Craft & Food Fair which will be on the 30th October in the Town Hall complex. After our Easter craft fair we yet again ask the crafter's to return and also ask for some new traders to take part too. We are looking for crafter's of all types from card makers, jewellery, bath products, knit wear, wood turning and not forgetting traders for our food hall too from chocolate makers to jam makers home made cakes to sweets. Our stalls are a 6 ft table pitch and start at £20 including the table hire too. The halls do get filled up quite quickly so early booking is advised as we have to plan out the building and it is 1st come 1st served. We use all the rooms in the Town Hall Complex which starts in the Grand hall up stairs which we have access via lift or stairs. Then make your way to the other end of all the grand hall and up the stairs which takes you to the old own hall. then though to the next stair case to the guild hall which we have as our Food hall. We also have the dining room open for refreshments for after you have spent out on all your Christmas gifts or treats for yourself. To have your own table and for more information on our craft fair visit where you can print your own booking form off or call me on 01473 828097 and I can send details via the post. All money made at our craft fairs goes towards free events in the town like the Lighting up which this year is on the 2nd December 2011 and also summer events and carnivals which we are in the process of planning at the moment for next years Queens jubilee. Also keep an eye on our web site for all our past event details and also news on our events to come. Cllr Trev Clarke, Hadleigh Entertainments Committee Hadleigh Town Forum

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Sea Scouts Ahoy! Hadleigh Sea Scouts’ reputation as thriving and exciting group was very much to the fore at the Hadleigh Duck and Raft Race: 16 teams thrashed down the River Brett on logs, lashings and blue barrels – under-fire from dozens of water-pistols from the crowd of 200 plus cheering their heroes on. Many thanks to all those buying a Plastic Duck - your support is invaluable, if you didn’t win, better luck next year! We continued our very traditional support of the Hadleigh Show – helping the Agricultural Association sell out of programmes and offering much needed liquid refreshment, cakes and burgers to the multitudes – if they gave out rosettes for tea, we’d have got best in show given the very positive feedback from our tea-drinkers! Our Explorers have been parking hundreds of cars at the VW Show at the Stonham Barns as part of our Scouting in the Community. All of this on top of our regular activities of hiking, archery, air-rifle, camping, sailing, kayaking, and swimming for all our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers. We’re working hard on a major show – Biggles Scouts About – for October (a kind of Bugsy Malone for the RAF!): if you are young and want to perform contact Jonathan on 07 545 545 744 – if your grown up and would like to help – ring the same number! Footnote: the Scout Headquarters Hall in Hadleigh and our Marquees are available to all to hire at extremely reasonable prices. If you would like to become involved in any way and for any further information regarding Hadleigh Sea Scout Group please visit our website at Registered Charity No.1126529

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Alan Tiffany Alan sadly passed away on 28th May 2011. Peggy and family would like to thank all her neighbours and friends for their kind support at this sad time.

The Crisp Family Tree When young, aged 11 in 1944/45 Dave Croager used to visit Uncle on a farm in Hadleigh area, Uncle Arthur Crisp, but stayed with another Uncle and Aunt, Alice and Stan Crisp who he believes lived at Lawford. (Alice’s maiden name Rose). Both would be in mid 70’s now, but it is believed that Stan has died. Does any member of Crisp family or families living in Hadleigh area, recognise either the name of Uncle Arthur Crisp, or Alice and Stan Crisp?. Dave is trying to complete a family tree and these people are still causing gaps in his programme. If you have any information, can you contact Keith Doidge on 822396, whom is an old RAF pal of Dave and can pass on any information. Thank you. Dave Croager & Wife Joyce, now living in Harlow

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News from The Station Welcome to the latest edition of news from Hadleigh Police Station. Our current priority in Hadleigh is dealing with youth nuisance and anti-social behaviour. This is often reported to us in many forms, and can range from young people playing football in the street, to intoxicated members of the public being rowdy on the way home from a night out. One thing that is causing us concern at the Station is the increased number of calls regarding the new Play Centre at the Calais Street Recreation Ground. Generally at weekends, people are gaining access to the site by climbing the fence. Once inside the fence line, people are discarding litter, broken bottles, and even urinating in the children’s sandpit. This behaviour will not be tolerated. There are a number of criminal and civil offences to cover these incidents, but more importantly, there are obvious health and safety risks to the workers and children who attend this site. I urge any reader who may have any information relating to those responsible to contact me or any member of the team so that we can put a stop to these despicable reports. Imagine if it was your young son or daughter who picked up a piece of broken glass, or played in a sandpit that had been used as a toilet? We have also been receiving numerous complaints from staff at Hadleigh High School, St Mary’s Primary School and Hadleigh Community Primary School. Outside of school hours the fields adjoining these premises are often used by members of the public for recreational use and dog walking. Sadly, these areas are being abused by the minority and pupils of the school are unable to use the full areas due to large amounts of litter and dog faeces being found. If you drop litter it is your responsibility to pick it up. If you have a dog, it is your responsibility to clear up after it. We have a large supply of dog waste bags at the Police Station that have been provided by Babergh District Council. These are widely available to the public, and you can contact us if you require a supply. In other news, we have been looking at the subject of bullying with the High School, and at ways in which this can be tackled. Our Safer Schools Officer, PCSO Patricia Gibson, has worked hard with the pupils to devise a campaign which will require pupils to voluntarily sign up to a pledge against bullying. Each person who signs up to the pledge will be given a key ring with the logo of the campaign “Say No To Bullying”. Josh Dewes, aged 13, won the competition to devise the tag line for the campaign which was “It’s not big to make others feel small”. We thank Gavin and Justin Alexander of Just Miniatures for providing the laser etched keyrigns. You can contact me via phone, email or of course in person. Alternatively you can find details of our meetings and engagements on Until next time, Matt PC 1455 Paisley, 01473 613500 Station opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1pm – 3pm

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On Saturday 9th July 2011, between 10 and 11am, we will be taking part in the charity abseil event at Ipswich Hospital Maternity Block. We are both serving police officers in Suffolk Constabulary and will be abseiling 150ft in police uniform. We hope to raise as much money as we possibly can for St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich as they have been providing outstanding care for our father, Ray Kidd-Stanton. Ray was diagnosed with stomach cancer almost two years ago and he and the family have been supported by the Hospice in this time. Ray spent many years fundraising for the Hospice and he individually raised over £14,000 for the Hospice in this time through sponsored walks, raffles and dressing up for charity. It has now come full circle in that Dad needs the support of the Hospice himself. On Dad's behalf, we would now like to take up his fundraising mantle and help the Hospice as much as possible. As Dad is our InspiRAYtion, it seems fitting that we have this as our team name. We would be grateful if you could run an article about this fundraising event and include the details of our just giving website for any donations people may like to make. Inspector Becky Kidd-Stanton and Pc 678 Matt Kidd-Stanton

Hadleigh Horse Lovers invited to top rider’s home for Gala Dressage Evening International rider Daniel Sheriff is hosting a dressage event at his home to raise money for local charity St Elizabeth Hospice. The evening event features a champagne reception, buffet and a dressage masterclass. It will take place on August 6 and tickets are just £30 for adults and £20 concessions. All proceeds will go to St Elizabeth Hospice which relies on fundraising to meet its £6.6m annual running costs and ensure it can provide its services to the Suffolk community free of charge. For more details or tickets call 01473 723600 or email

Birch Farm, Hintlesham Celebrate 20 Years In Childcare Richard and Diana Bryce diversified from farming into childcare in 1991. The nursery started with just 35 places, all located within a newly converted stable block. Due to the number of children attending, more rooms were added in 1996 within the large farm barn, creating another 16 places. Later that year an indoor heated swimming pool was added, to accommodate both swimming lessons and family swims. With the change in families working requirements, a holiday club was started offering care for children from 2½ to 10 years every school holiday, full or part time sessions available. In 1999, a newly built, homely baby room was added to support parents that found themselves returning to work earlier together with a new larger welcoming area for parents. To compliment the childcare facilities, in 2003 a new complex housing a spacious activity centre, new changing facilities for swimmers, large cafe and open plan kitchen was opened. The activity centre is open to the public for children 5 and under and also offers children’s parties up to 12 years – play, swimming or cooking. The complex also provides ballet for pre and school children up to 8 years and a meeting room available for hire. The new complex has allowed swimming lessons to operate Monday to Saturday, offer open swim sessions for adults and parent and toddler, swimming parties and private hire.

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Letter from Layham Parish Council There has been no Parish Council meeting in the period since publication of the June Community News. The members of the new Council have been taking part in a series of training sessions. The next meeting will be at 7.30pm on Wednesday 29th June in the Village Hall and thereafter on the last Wednesday of each month. There were seven nominations for the seven available places on Layham Parish Council – thus an election was not necessary this year. Members of the Council are now: Michael Woods: Chairman Louise Allen: Vice-Chairman David Cooper, Lesley Garnett, Ron Gunn, Steve Laing, David Pratt We have a new Clerk to the Parish Council – Jane Cryer - who is contactable on 01473 824287 or by e-Mail:

St Andrew's - your parish church Services in July 3 10.30 am Family Worship 10 9.15 am Sung Eucharist 17 9.15 am Said Eucharist (BCP) 10.15 am Cafe Church 24 9.15 am Family Eucharist 31 10.45 am No service at Layham. Benefice Eucharist at Shelley followed by picnic.

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Thank you Claire Tony Keeble is a lucky and grateful man. He dropped his wallet somewhere near Layham Mill and was would like to say a public thank you to Claire Woods who found the wallet and returned it to him.

Layham Playing Field As you may have noticed we have finally been able to erect a large Ball Wall at the edge of the hard surface play area, just a coat of paint to go and we will at last be finished with this project. Huge thanks go to all involved in building the wall especially Colin and Maureen Brown, but also Terri Newman, Neil Riches, Nick Elliott, John Millman and Michael Woods. For more information on the building of both the hard surface and the Ball Wall please look at the website

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Layham’s own Recycling Site courtesy of the Big Lottery Fund Many Layham residents will have followed with interest the construction of the new recycling ‘bring site’ at the Brett Green entrance to the Playing Field over recent weeks. The design and building work have been carried out by businesses with links to the village. The initial design was Brian Smith and Oliver Duff as carried out voluntarily by local architect the project nears completion Robert Keeble and after a tendering 24 Telephone Community News on 01473 823366

process, the contract for the construction was awarded to Brian Smith of Lower Layham. Brian (01473 822412) and his colleague Oliver Duff (07769 145308) successfully completed the construction within a two week period, using their skills and ingenuity to overcome a few little problems on the way! At the time of writing, the first two containers will be delivered within the next two weeks. Villagers will then be able to recycle glass bottles and jars and textiles for a start. The container for tins and aluminium will be retained and the proceeds from that collection will go to the Sudbury Resource Centre (for adults with learning difficulties). Babergh District Council will support our recycling efforts by paying recycling credits to the Parish Council to support the various community groups in the village. The more we recycle, the more money the village will get, so please support this initiative. Some hedge planting will be carried out in the autumn to screen the construction. As previously reported, the Parish Council was successful in funding the project through the Big Lottery Fund. It is good to know that some of the money raised by the lottery has found its way back to our community

Exhibition of Lucy Harwood’s paintings The transformation of the barn beside The Granary from workplace into art gallery was and remarkable. Wendy Richard Harwood have long nurtured the hope that they could celebrate the work of Richard’s Aunt Lucy with an exhibition of some of her work. This they did in great style during June – starting with a private view on the evening of Friday 10 June (attended by over 100 people) and remaining open to the public for a further week. The family has gained immense satisfaction from the project. The most interesting spin-off has been the wealth of local stories emerging from people who knew Lucy in different ways. Artists who had worked alongside her, people who had attended her children’s parties, sat for her as models, own pictures painted by her, cleaned her car on Saturday mornings….the list is endless. Notes from her diaries will continue to be featured in ‘Letter from Layham’ over the coming months. It was the paintings that ‘stole the show’, as would be expected, and reproduced here is a portrait of Isaac (Ike) Cook in service uniform during the war, who lived a few doors from Lucy on Upper Street, and who many will remember. Also featured here is an Upper Layham landscape named ‘My Blue Roof - Layham’ and showing, not only the roof of Kiln house, but also the next door property – Upland House. The picture was painted from amongst buildings that have long since been demolished.

Introducing our new Layham Local History Recorder Dee Byham has volunteered to take on the role of Local History Recorder in Layham. She takes over from Pam Walker who gave several years of valuable service to the role – for which we are all very grateful. Dee has lived in Upper Layham for 40 years and has a real ‘feeling’ for the village. Her task is to work in partnership with the Layham Village Archivist to: • See that the present is recorded at local level by noting significant happenings in the Parish, especially interesting events and the changes taking place; • Record reminiscences of the Parish in the past; • Be on the look out for items of historical interest that might be overlooked or lost for ever and try to arrange for their acquisition for the village archive or for them to be copied. Dee can be contacted by telephone on: 01473 823277 or by e-Mail on: She will be very pleased to hear from anyone who may be able to offer reminiscences or items we might copy for the archive.

The fruit and vegetable nursery on the site of Brett Green John Byham read the request for information on the Layham nursery that was on the site of what is now Brett Green and sent in the following

information. “As a child I was often sent to the nursery where Brett Green now stands to buy tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, plums, raspberries and strawberries. The big gates were at the existing entrance to Brett House and, if they were open, I could go to the house or to the shed down the drive to buy produce. I remember the wonderful smell of the tomatoes in the shed. There used to be a blackboard at the gate detailing what was available. The whole entrance was dwarfed by a long-gone huge whiteflowered horse chestnut tree. The nursery traded under the name of Pizzey but was owned by the Stiff family from Kersey. The manager was Bill Tarry and he lived in Brett House. There were rows of greenhouses behind Brett House and towards the River Brett in which bedding plants and salad plants were raised and an orchard at the left side of the greenhouses towards where the playing field is now. Mr Spraggons, Fred Goddard and Geoff Holmes worked there and Geoff Holmes drove the lorry to Ipswich and surrounding area delivering flower plants and vegetables to shops”. Is it possible that any descendant of the families connected with the nursery might have a photograph of the area before it was sold for housing? If so, please get in contact with Dee Byham on 01473 823277 or e-mail:

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It was once again our turn to travel to France to visit Hadleigh’s twin town(s); Rousies, (Ferriere la Grande & Ferriere la Petite). So early on the morning of Friday 27th May a coach full of Twinners left Hadleigh to catch the 11am ferry from Dover to Calais. Fortunately it was a gentle crossing and arriving in France we drove to Bergues, a pretty walled town just south of Dunkirk where we stopped for lunch and to explore. After a slight detour looking for Len around Hautmont we arrived in Rousies at 17.45 to be entertained in the Salle de Fetes by a very energetic group of school children and their very enthusiastic teacher. We then dispersed to the homes of our French hosts where we were wined and dined. We met up again on Saturday morning for a visit to the pottery of Ferriere la Grande where we looked around the museum and bottle kiln and watched a demonstration by a potter throwing a pot. A generous lunch was provided in the extensive garden of Anne Marie followed by a variety of garden games for those who wanted to play or just to sit in the sun and relax. Our formal dinner dance in the evening was in Ferriere la Grande where the five course meal lasted five hours with plenty of dancing throughout and we presented a wooden bench, which was kindly funded by Hadleigh Town Council, to the Mayor of Ferriere la Grande. On Sunday morning we went to Trelon, a nearby town where there is a glass museum in an old glass factory. We had a lovely lunch in Le Bol Vert restaurant and then a bi-lingual committee meeting to arrange dates for next year’s visit. We then had a scorching demonstration of glass blowing and a tour of the museum which had been a working factory making perfume bottles until the sixties. To end le weekend we had another night together of music, dancing, eating and speeches before having an early night at midnight before the tearful farewells in the morning. Our journey home on Monday was punctuated by the usual supermarket trolley dash to take advantage of the now not-quite-so-cheap French delicacies. We had a wonderful time. The weather was perfect; the company stimulating; the conversation challenging and we are all ready to return the hospitality next year. Thanks to Mary Munson for officially representing the Mayor of Hadleigh; Chris Chaplin for being our driver; to Peter Matthews our chairman and of course to the rest of the Committee for doing everything that makes these things happen. If you are interested in joining the Twinning we are currently planning some autumn events that nonmembers are welcome to attend. These will include wine tasting, a quiz and back by popular demand – a themed meal (find us on facebook). Our latest social was a celebratory Royal Wedding supper party. Many thanks to Wendy Chaplin and her family who organised this special night for the Twinning which everyone thoroughly enjoyed and will be remembered for years to come.

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HADLEIGH TOWN COUNCIL Report of the Annual Meeting of the Council held on the 19th May 2011 Present: Mrs. J. Byrne, (Town Mayor), N. Amin, T. Clarke, Miss P.F. Cook, D.G. Grutchfield, B. L. Lazenby, Mrs. D.A. Haylock, P.M. Matthews, L. Munson, Mrs. M. Munson, Miss J. Nevard, and R. Whiting In attendance: PC Matt Paisley (Suffolk Constabulary), Councillors B. Riley and Mrs Grandon-White (Babergh District Council) and one member of the public TOWN MAYOR On the proposition received at the previous meeting it was RESOLVED that Councillor Miss Penny Cook be and she is hereby elected, Town Mayor to serve until the next Annual Meeting of the Council At this point the Meeting was adjourned for a short period to enable the new Mayor to be robed and photographed. At the resumption, the newly installed Mayor, signed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office book and, on behalf of the Council, thanked Councillor Mrs Byrne for her work and efforts during her term of office and presented her with a past-mayors jewel. DEPUTY TOWN MAYOR On the proposition received at the previous meeting, it was RESOLVED that Councillor Mrs Mary Munson be, and she is hereby elected, Deputy Town Mayor to serve until the next Annual Meeting of the Council and signed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office Book. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Apologies for absence had been received from Councillors T. Sheldrick and Ms. Free. These apologies were accepted. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST Councillors Miss Cook, B. Lazenby, Mrs Byrne and Mrs Munson declared a personal interest in the Hadleigh Grand Feoffment Charity item as they are all members of the Hadleigh Grand Feoffment Charity. REPORT OF OUTGOING TOWN MAYOR Councillor Mrs Byrne gave her final report for the year and finished by thanking everyone who had supported her during her year in office. She particularly thanked the staff who work well as a team. COMPOSITION AND APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES Following receipt of Councillors preferences, it was RESOLVED that membership of the Committees for the coming year be as set out below. PLANNING Miss P. Cook (Town Mayor), Mrs. J. Byrne, T. Clarke, Ms. Y. Free, D.G. Grutchfield, Mrs. D.A. Haylock, B.L. Lazenby, P. Matthews, L. Munson, Miss J. Nevard, T. Sheldrick, R. Whiting. It was agreed that all Councillors would be members of the Planning Committee except those that were Babergh District Councillors who sat on the Development Committee. SPORTS AND OPEN SPACES – (8 members) Miss P. Cook (Town Mayor), Mrs. M. Munson (Deputy Mayor), Mrs. J. Byrne, T. Clarke, Ms. Y. Free, B.L. Lazenby, P. Matthews, R. Whiting ENVIRONMENT AND GENERAL PURPOSES – (8 members) Miss P. Cook (Town Mayor), Mrs. M. Munson (Deputy Mayor), N. Amin, D. G. Grutchfield, Mrs. J. Haylock, L. Munson, Miss J. Nevard, T. Sheldrick FINANCE AND PERSONNEL – (6 members) Miss P. Cook (Town Mayor) Mrs. M. Munson (Deputy Mayor) Mrs. J. Byrne (Retiring Town Mayor) Plus one representative each nominated by the Sports and Open Spaces Committee and the Environment & General Purposes Committee and Hadleigh Market Feoffment Charity. Councillor Co-option It was agreed that an advert would be placed in the June edition of the Community News with a closing date at the end of June. This matter would be raised at the July Town Council Meeting. REPRESENTATIVES The following appointments for the year were agreed: S.A.L.C. Representative Mrs. D.A. Haylock Tree Warden: Mr. L. Munson Asst. Tree Warden: Mr T. Sheldrick Town Forum Representatives: Mr. P. Matthews (Chair), Mr. N Amin & Mr. L Munson Hadleigh Twinning Association: Mr L. Munson Wattisham Liaison Officer: Mrs J. Byrne & Mr. Lazenby Footpath Warden: Mr. D. Warner/Mr H. Aldrick Hadleigh Market Feoffment Charity Representative on Hadleigh Town Council’s Finance & Personnel Committee (previously Miss P. Cook) This position had been taken by Mr. R. Whiting at the Charity’s Annual Meeting and would be reviewed at that meeting. Mr. Warner and Mr. Aldrick and the volunteers involved in the upkeep of local footpaths were thanked for their hard work. Councillor Munson asked that a letter be sent to Mr. Pizzey of Babergh 28

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District Council advising him who the tree wardens are and to liaise with them. The Clerk was asked to write to Colonel Moss at Wattisham Flying Station advising him of the Town Council’s representatives for Wattisham. MINUTES The Minutes of the Meeting of the Council held on the 21st April 2011 were taken as read were confirmed and signed. Matters Arising Standing Order No: 24 – bus shelter request. The Clerk reported that the request had been made to Suffolk County for a bus shelter at the bus stop between the roundabout and Suffolk One College and that Hadleigh Town Council should like to offer the redundant bus shelter on the corner of Highlands Road. The Clerk will keep Councillors informed. Town Matters The Clerk had raised the matter of the letter and e.mail sent to Babergh District Council at the three monthly meeting with Mr. T. Mutum (Babergh District Council officer). As there had been no response to the e.mail sent to Mr. Schleip the matter of car parking charges would be discussed at the June Town Council Meeting and comments forwarded to Babergh District Council. POLICING PC Paisley presented the Police Report for May and it was noted that 34 crimes had been recorded during the month. The offences comprised as follows: 13 thefts; 8 criminal damage; 4 burglaries; 2 fear of provocation or violence; 1 obstruct resist a Police Officer; 1 harassment cause fear of violence; 1 minor wound without intent; 1 assault occasioning ABH; 1 attempted burglary; 1 arson and 1 aggravated taking of motor vehicle. Of these crimes 7 had been detected. PC Paisley responded to questions relating to unanswered telephone calls; parking tickets and covered over vehicles. MAYOR’S COMMUNICATIONS The Mayor congratulated Babergh District Councillors on their election for a four year term and also to Hadleigh Town Councillors at the start of their new term of office. ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT It was RESOLVED that accounts amounting to £15,801.97 be approved for payment. REPORTS It was agreed that the existing arrangements for the Police, County and District Councillors to give short reports at Council Meetings would continue. The Clerk requested the four District Councillors to provide written reports (or bullet points) to be sent out with Agendas. It was reported that: Councillor Mrs Mary Munson sits on Development Committee and Housing Panel. She is the representative for Health Scrutiny and a Trustee of South Suffolk Leisure. Councillor Grutchfield sits on Stewardship and Licencing Councillor Riley sits on Stewardship, Licencing and Joint Stewardship. He is a trustee of South Suffolk Leisure. Councillor Mrs Grandon-White sits on Development and is the Children’s and Young Peoples Champion. Councillor Riley presented a short report. It was agreed that the lack of a Hadleigh representative on the Hadleigh High School Dual Leisure Facility Group should be discussed at the June Town Council Meeting. Councillor Grutchfield was asked to consider taking a position on this group as the County Councillor. Councillor Grutchfield presented a verbal report on the County Council meeting he had attended earlier. It had been recommended that an investigation take place to ensure that equipment loaned be returned as there is presently no system in place to ensure this happens. PLANNING COMMITTEE The Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on the 7th April 2011 was noted. ANNUAL TOWN MEETING The Clerk reported that around 10 people attended this year’s Annual Meeting. She thanked Stephen Clarke and Tracey Copping for providing an interesting presentation of the new community facility to be built this year adjoining Hadleigh Swimming Pool. The Mayor asked that over the next four years Hadleigh Town Council think how it can get residents in Hadleigh to become involved in politics. HADLEIGH GRAND FEOFFMENT CHARITY It was noted that Councillor Mrs M. Munson’s term of office as a nominative trustee would end on 15th August 2011. Councillors were asked to consider a replacement as the trustee does not need to be held by a Councillor for discussion at the next Town Council meeting. SCHOOL CROSSING PATROL The Mayor reported on a meeting held with Mr. Motteram of Suffolk County Council at which it had been proposed that the Town Council would consider standing as Financial Guarantor for the year 2012 if this was required as Suffolk County Council had not, as yet, made a decision on the future of the School Crossing Patrol Officer in Hadleigh. This would be a future agenda item when more details are received from Suffolk County Council. There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.40pm Mrs Carol A. Bailey BA(Hons) – Town Clerk

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. Report of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on 19th May 2011 Present: Miss P F Cook (Town Mayor), N. Amin, Mrs J. Byrne, T. Clarke, D.G. Grutchfield, Mrs. J. Haylock, B. Lazenby, P. Matthews, L. Munson, Miss J. Nevard and R. Whiting In attendance: three members of the public CHAIR The Town Mayor – Councillor Cook chaired the start of the Meeting. CHAIR OF PLANNING COMMITTEE Councillor Nevard was elected to serve as the Chair for this Committee for the ensuing year. Councillor Nevard signed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office Book and chaired the rest of the meeting. VICE CHAIR Councillor Whiting was elected to serve as the Vice Chair for this Committee for the ensuing year. Councillor Whiting signed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office Book. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Apologies for absence had been received from Councillors Free and Sheldrick. These apologies were accepted. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST There were none. MINUTES The Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on the 7th April 2011 was confirmed as a correct record and signed. At this point the meeting was adjourned for a period not exceeding 15 minutes for members of the public to speak about planning application B/11/00425/FUL – Former Fire Station, Health Centre, Market Place. TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING The Committee considered the applications for Planning Consent, details of which are listed below and upon which the following decisions were reached:B/11/00181/FUL Supreme Petfoods Limited, Stone Street Farm Erection of part two-storey, part single-storey offices and associated parking area. Proposed weigh bridge and associated works, landscaping, removal of existing portable buildings on completion of offices and retaining one portable building, as amended by drawings 4362/15B and 16B received on 6th April 2011. Approval was recommended (Voting was 10 for and 1 abstention) B/11/00181/FUL Supreme Petfoods Limited, Stone Street Farm Erection of part two-storey, part single-storey offices and associated parking area. Proposed weigh bridge and associated works, landscaping, removal of existing portable buildings on completion of offices and retaining one portable building, as amended by drawings 4362/15B and 16B received on 6th April 2011 and as amplified by the Flood Risk Assessment prepared by MLM dated 21st April 2011, received on 26th April 2011. Approval was recommended (Voting was 10 for and 1 abstention). Councillor Matthews asked if any letters of objection had been received relating to the Supreme Petfoods application as he had been informed that these had been sent from local residents. He was advised that Hadleigh Town Council had not received any such correspondence. Councillor Cook commented that, yet again, there are objections raised but have not been received by Hadleigh Town Council and she urged that residents ensure copies of any comments made are sent to the Town Council. B/11/00353/FUL Buy Right, Calais Street Change of use of part of car park to car washing and valeting. Erection of a canopy and installation of appropriate drainage. Approval was recommended (Voting was unanimous) B/11/00408/FUL Unit 5 Seager Court, Crockatt Road, Lady Lane Industrial Estate. Change of use from Class B1 Business to Class B8 Storage and Distribution. Insertion of first-floor windows to side and front elevations, erection of 2.1m high external security fencing and gates. Approval was recommended (Voting was unanimous) B/11/00413/FHA 15 Fullers Close Erection of a rear conservatory and erection of detached shed. Approval was recommended (Voting was unanimous) B/11/00425/FUL Former Fire Station, Health Centre, Market Place Change of use of Fire Station (sui generis) to Pharmacy (A1); Erection of single storey side extension. Approval was recommended (Voting was unanimous) Hadleigh Town Council would appreciate Babergh District

Council consulting with the medical centre to see if they can cope with the increase in patients when considering nursing homes and developments within the town and surrounding areas. B/11/0431/TPO Mellowdays, 1 Castle Road Removal of a single branch overhanging the roof of dwelling of 2 no. Sycamore trees, Felling to stump level of 1 no. Sycamore tree all covered by Tree Preservation Order BT95. This application was noted. B/11/00432/FUL Land east of 2 Raven Way Erection of detached single-storey dwelling. Erection of boundary wall (existing to be demolished). Construction of new vehicular access. Refusal was recommended (Voting was unanimous) The reasons for refusal was that the building was out of keeping with the Manse, the existing dwellings in Raven Way and surrounding listed buildings. The design was felt to be ugly and out of character for the area. The Council felt this contravenes HS28 of the local plan. B/11/00446/FHA Red House, Pound Lane Provision of a cellar below part of single-storey extension approved under planning permission B/10/00842/FHA. Approval was recommended (Voting was unanimous) B/11/00505/FHA 26 Ann Beaumont Way Erection of two-storey side extension. Erection of single storey detached garage (following demolition of existing garage). Approval was recommended (Voting was unanimous) B/11/00517/FHA 63 Castle Road Erection of two storey side and rear extensions (following demolition of existing garage) Approval was recommended (Voting was unanimous) TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING The Committee noted the Schedule of Decisions of the Local Planning Authority. B/11/00332/FHA 31 NEW CUT Erection of extension to front porch and cladding of front and side of existing side extension, above ground floor level, in horizontal boarding. (Scheme includes conversion of integral garage to additional living accommodation and revised fenestration layout at ground floor level, to rear of property). The Committee noted that this application has been withdrawn. ANY OTHER RELEVANT BUSINESS The Clerk reported a letter received relating to a residents complaint regarding land east of Duke Street and Babergh District Council’s response. Following the residents complaint the owner of the land will now require planning permission for the outbuildings on the site. The Clerk reported that the appeal relating to Lickpennys Barn, Coram Street has approved the installation of solar panels to part of the roof on the south elevation. There being no further business the meeting closed at 9.30pm. Mrs Carol A. Bailey BA(Hons) – Town Clerk

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Pause for thought Author Julian Hardman tells of listening to a comedy show on radio where panellists had to summarize a whole book in a couple of lines from a pop song. He says he couldn’t remember any of them except one. This guy had been challenged to do ‘the Bible’. Of course everyone laughed. His reply was brilliant, “then I saw His face/Now I’m a believer”. The song by the Monkeys, not the most long lasting or profound of cultural products though one of their better songs. But it was a great answer, not complete of course, and in the original it was, “then I saw her face”, but with a surprising level of understanding. Why? Because the heart of the Bible is that Jesus became a man, as we look by faith on His crucified, but risen face, we believe and see one who is still the Way, the Truth and The Life. Kevin Moran

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Babergh & Mid Suffolk residents vote differently on merger Voters in south and central Suffolk went separate ways in the local poll on proposals for a merger between Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils to form a single council. Across the two districts as a whole, 49.7% of the 64,069 residents who voted by post, phone, internet and text message voted ‘yes’ to the question as to whether the two existing district councils should be replaced by one new authority. 50.3% of residents voted ‘no’. However, 39.1% of the 31,468 of Babergh residents who voted, voted ‘yes’ whilst 60.9% voted ‘no’. In Mid Suffolk, 59.9% of 32,061 residents voted ‘yes’ whilst 40.1% voted ‘no’. Both councils had stated that only if more than 50% of those voting in both districts voted yes would the merger proposals continue to the next stage. On hearing the results of the local poll, Cllr. Jennie Jenkins, Chairman of Babergh’s Strategy Committee, said “local people have spoken and from these results those in Babergh are telling us not to go for merger. We are in very tough times financially, and the estimated additional savings from running one council rather than two, will now have to be found elsewhere. “The integration of the two councils’ staffing structures and services will still go ahead but the two councils will remain as separate legal entities. In addition, both councils will need to confront some difficult decisions in making their books balance over the years ahead”. Cllr Tim Passmore, Mid Suffolk’s Leader, added “It is extremely disappointing that we have a split view from our local communities about our innovative approach. We still face the difficult challenge of meeting very demanding financial savings while delivering front-line services and it is unfortunate that we cannot work more closely to achieve our radical and innovative idea for merger.” According to Charlie Adan, chief executive of both Babergh and Mid Suffolk, " “I would urge everyone to put their differences on the question of merger behind them and support both councils in our efforts to find even more integration savings, reduce spending and raise income to meet the impact of our financial constraints on services that residents need from us". “In order to meet our financial challenges we have tough targets for savings from integration that we need to deliver immediately and it is important that the hard work to do so continues”.

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Motorcycling at Hadleigh High School During June a lucky few students were given the chance to ride motorcycles around the field and receive coaching from some experts. Everyone who has been involved has enjoyed the experience and the PE Staff are hoping that this kind of event will be able to take place in the future as well. Year 10 Fundraising Over the next month or so the Year 10 students are undertaking fundraising events to raise money for their end of Year 10 reward trip. Over the last couple of weeks students have been organising Cake Sales, Penalty Shoot Outs, Car Washing and ‘Guitar Hero’. This has given the Year 10 students a real insight into the world of fundraising and has been a real success.

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French with St Mary’s On Monday 6th June seven Year 9 students: Abbie Brown, Ella Calvino, Sophie Gurden, Tori Hale, Kieran King, Kate McIntosh and Michael Sexton-Grant visited St Mary’s Primary School in Hadleigh to teach some Year 6 pupils how to speak French. At the moment at St Marys the Year 6s are learning directions and places in a town so the Year 9s were able to help them with this. The students planned their lessons using Starts, PowerPoint Presentations, Games and other activities to enhance their learning. Ella Calvino said “It was fun to do something different and help the Year 6s with their French”. Overall, it was a fantastic experience for both primary and secondary school students and we hope that this kind of event will be able to take place in the future. Maths Challenge Congratulations to the Year 7 and 8 students, who participated in the prestigious Junior Maths Challenge. Once again, our contestants achieved exceptionally high standards, in particular, a Year 8, Joshua Dewes who not only attained gold award but best in school, congratulations! This year an outstanding total of 27 awards were achieved including 4 Gold awards, 11 silver awards and 12 bronze awards. These awards went to: Gold Award: Year 8: Joshua Roberts, Joshua Dewes, Oscar Vardon-Barber and Robert Halls Silver Award: Year 7: Luke Robinson, Abigail Simpson and Fraser May Year 8: Emily Mason, Alanah Barton, Charlotte Woodmore, Caroline Bates, Chloe Self, Bethanie Clements, Edward Seeley and Thomas Blomfield. Bronze Award: Year 7: Ryan Diduca, Kirstie Airlie and Timothy Jenkins. Year 8: Alistair Grant, Connor Minter, Charles Howell, Faith Plummer, James Muschamp, Dominic Smith, Rachael White, Penny Sherlock and Sam Chapman.

Athletics Recently George Johnson took part in the Eastern Counties Athletics Championships where he finished 2nd in both the 100m and the 200m races with times of 11.85 seconds and 24.80 seconds. These are very impressive performances for a Year 9 student and we are hopeful that he will secure selection for the Suffolk Athletics Team. Callum Morrin, Year 7, has also taken part in some races recently. He finished 5th in the junior race held in conjunction with the Felixstowe 5 mile road race. Callum also finished 2nd in an inter-club 1500m race at Northgate in a personal best time of 5 minutes 15 seconds which is a very impressive and encouraging performance for a Year 7 student. Congratulations to both of you and we look forward to seeing things from you in the future.

Wantedâ&#x20AC;Ś.. Year 7 are going to be creating a butterfly and insect garden but they are in desperate need of donations for the project. If you have any unwanted plants, soil, plant pots, gardening tools etc please can you contact Miss Hogan by phone or email on Any donations would be fantastic! Anti-Bullying Pledge On the 17th June the school is launching its anti-bullying campaign. This campaign has been organised by PCSO Gibson with help from the Social Action Group who have designed the pledge and presented assemblies to the school about the new pledge. You may be aware that PCSO Gibson ran an anti-bullying competition a few months ago which was won by Josh Dewes in Year 8. He created a logo for the campaign and this is being used as a part of the pledge. Each form group is going to have a pledge which they are all being asked to sign if they agree to comply with the pledge. The three main points on the pledge are: I will not be a bully, I will not be a bystander and I will tell someone. If people agree to this and sign up to the pledge then they will receive a key fob/bag tag to show that they follow the pledge. We hope that this will really help to tackle the issue of bullying in a new and more accessible way. The Social Action Group are hoping that they will be able to complete more projects like this and they are thinking about forming an anti-bullying crew to be around in the school. We want to thank PCSO Gibson for organising the pledge and helping to make this idea come alive. Enrichment Fortnight From Monday 20th June until Friday 1st July the pupils at Hadleigh High School are going to be enjoying an Enrichment Fortnight. During the fortnight lots of exciting trips and activities are taking place such as: two weeks work experience for the Year 10s, the Ardeche trip for the Year 9s, Combined Arts for the Year 8s and Year 7 Camp. This fortnight is primarily to give the students an opportunity to develop their skills in how to become a successful team player, researcher and enquirer. They will also develop a greater level of independence which will help them with activities in later life. As the Year 10s are undertaking work experience we hope that this will help them to take more responsibility, show resilience and work well in a much more adult setting which will give them the skills which they will require in the world of work. Congratulations to School Captains We want to offer our congratulations to Toby Rankin and Misha Dewes who were successful in the interview process and were appointed Head Boy and Head Girl. As the field was so strong this year, Collette Bunce and Paul Midgely were triumphant in receiving the roles of Vice Head Boy and Vice Head Girl. Thanks to the ideas which were raised by the candidates in the interview process, there have been two new specially created roles this year to try act on their ideas. Millie Forbes and Ollie Emmerson were given the role of Key Stage Liaison, to make the process of the Year 6s coming up to the school much easier. Lorna McGhee and Mallory Dixon were given the roles of developing a new reward and discipline system, within the school, so it is appropriate and welcomed by all of the pupils. Well done to all the pupils who applied to be Head Boy and Head Girl and a special congratulation to those who were successful in achieving a role.

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The weather has been the main topic most people have been talking about this spring. A very long spell of dry warm and windy weather. From the 15th May the Giffords Park site remained bone-dry, no wader or ducks to report from here. The first Lapwing Chicks were at an irrigation reservoir at Shelley. Four Little Ringed Plover, Redshank, Greenshank, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Coot, greylag Goose and a lone Great Crested Grebe were also on the reservoir. My first Swifts were of two flying over Layham Church on 3rd May. Lesser Whitethroat on 22nd April, Garden Warbler on 25th April and my first Sedge Jerry on the bridge he Warbler for two years was also on 25th helped build in 1990 at April at Giffords. Turtle Dove on 27th April Ynys-Hir, the venue at Layham Pits, Hobby on 6th May high currently featured on over the garden. Reed Warbler on 20th ‘Springwatch’ May at Semer Mere, Spotted Flycatcher 20th May on the River Walk. Other Hobby seen at Kersey Tye, Elmsett, Aldham, Layham, Raydon and Shelley during late May. Nightingales look like they have had a good breeding year, and young nightingales could be heard and seen perched three feet above the ground along the Railway Walk, Broom Hill and Ramsey Wood with adult birds calling out their alarm notes. How many Cuckoo’s are being heard this spring? So far I’ve seen and heard them at Broom Hill, Layham Pit, Railway Walk, Bullocky Fen, Semer Mere, Ramsey Wood, Kersey Vale and Little Wenham Moat. Again three birds were in Ramsey Wood as last year, two males and a female. My friend Adam heard a Quail calling from crop of wheat in Stone Street, Hadleigh in late May. Early evening on Friday 10th June, 170+ Swifts were just gliding south west into the first rain showers above top of Angel Street. Red Kite seen by Matt Were these Swifts after rain drops or insects? Garnham on more than Have now seen all the eighteen species of one occasion over sumer migrants that breed here in this area. Elmsett. Springwatch is being filmed from Ynys-Hir RSPB Reserve in Mid Wales, this reserve is in the village of Eglwysfach between Aberystwyth and Machynlleth. I know this reserve well because 21 years ago between April and the end of August 1990 I was a volunteer Warden there (where have 21 years gone to?). The first week was nonstop rain and the rest of the time was very hot and dry with most of Britain having a heatwave. The reserve covered over 1200 acres when I was there and I believe there have been further expansions in recent years. Anyone in that part of Wales on their holiday should go and visit YnysHir, the scenery alone is worth a visit. Please contact me if you see anything interesting! email Jerry Oxford


We are in need of volunteers and committee members for this year’s summer play scheme. The play scheme will be running from the 1st August to the 5th at St. Mary’s School. If you think you could give up some of your time during that week or support us by being a committee member please call: Helen on 07717 368126 or Anna 07789 123974 Any help would be greatly appreciated, we are a registered charity and we cannot operate without our volunteers! Registered charity no. 1036111 34

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Hadleigh Healing Society Uncertainty. We all like to feel secure in our jobs, homes and our personal lives. There is so much uncertainty about our every day lives perhaps more now than at any other time. Should we have that holiday abroad or maybe save the money. Shall we put off buying that car, make the old one do a bit longer. These are all things that we are all having to consider very carefully and budget accordingly. Life is not simple, there are so many decisions to be made. Some people cope and take it in their stride, others struggle. There is somewhere you can come and talk through your fears and anxieties - no one will judge you, just provide that friendly listening ear. We, the healers, at the Hadleigh Healing Society will do this and it will be in the strictest confidence. Why not try it. Telephone 01473 824398 for an appointment (answer machine) or log on to for information

Hadleigh Comunity Primary School School Camp Once again, we have been enjoying our school camp which is for years four to six. Of course, for Mr Jackson, our head teacher, it is his first camp! So far, he has thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and has really got involved, visiting each camp and sorting the equipment. We have had a fantastic amount of support from parents this year – we really owe them our thanks. Hopefully, there will be some photographs to share next month. Lepra Assembly Our children have made a superb effort with fundraising for the Lepra charity and were able to cure around 50 people of leprosy by raising nearly £1000. Twenty two of our children raised the £21:00 required to be presented with a special ‘Lepra’ T shirt – what an achievement! Thank you to all who supported us. Year 2 Money Day Once again, the Ipswich Building Society supported our teaching by providing a variety of activities covering Literacy, Numeracy, PSHE, D&T and History. They taught the children about the origins of money, played a variety of money games, read and wrote stories about using money, and in the afternoon, the children even designed and made their own money boxes (which are now on display at the Ipswich Building Society in Hadleigh). We would like to thank the building society staff for their support. Here is a picture of some of the children making their money boxes. ‘Share’ afternoon On Tuesday 14th June, Year one shared activities with their parents. They made fruit kebabs and musical instruments. It is great to see the children and parents having an opportunity to work together and a good number of parents attended. A superb time was had by all. Year 3 Lions sing sweetly It has been great to hear our year 3 children singing their songs for their brilliant show, ‘Daniel in the Lion’s Den’, which they performed in the third week of June to packed audiences. Well done to all involved.

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Hadleigh & District Garden Club The subject “Compost”! Boring? Wrong! The subject kept a full house of gardeners totally focused as Terry Rands gave the Club the full benefit of his extensive knowledge and experience, supported by slides, on Monday 13th June. Admittedly it must sound mundane to anyone who isn’t a keen gardener, always concerned about the condition of his or her garden, but to those of us present it was extremely interesting, re-inforcing our own experience and introducing some concepts that I’m sure were alien to our long held views. This was especially true as to what one should not put on the compost heap - actually remarkably few things. According to Terry, the list is very short indeed, just two things in fact, deseased tomatoes and potatoes! Their deseased foliage was apparently o.k. which surprised everyone and I’m not sure that I won’t continue to bin or burn mine, although as he pointed out, desease spores are always in the air and their development depends on the conditions they grow in - i.e. generally speaking weather conditions. What fun we gardeners have as we fight the bugs, beasties and of course, those pesky spores - and the weather!! Our outing is to Hyde Hall on 21st June and the next meeting in the Community Room is 12th September, the subject “Plants for Late Summer Colour” For more information phone Ruth Allen 822323

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NOW AVAILABLE Personal Thoughts My thoughts at the moment are about gardens and holidays. I normally arrange my main holiday around the middle to the end of June. This normally fits in well with my garden. Most things are planted out so that they do not need to be watered, and my soft fruitcrops of Raspberries, Redcurrants, Blackcurrants and Loganberries will not be ripe. However this year everything is two to three weeks early, so we are certainly going to miss out on the Raspberries as quite early in June we have already picked a useful quantity. They will probably be a bonus for my friendly neighbour who minds my greenhouse. If you have a good sized garden with a greenhouse the friendly neighbour is a vital requirement for holidays. With good planning you can make it a lot easier for your garden minder and increase the survival chances of even quite exotic plants. I normally have a good variety of plants in the greenhouse, and the problem for the minder is getting the watering correct. What I do is stand all the plants that will need watering on trays filled with Hortag, then providing the pots are well bedded in on the Hortag and the Hortag is kept wet the pots will pick up the water that they need from the Hortag. So all your friendly neighbour has to do is keep the Hortag wet, Cactii and succulents will happily survive two weeks with out any water. so these plants are seperated from the others and watered well immediately before you leave, and are then left alone until I return. House plants can be a problem. Some plants I move out to the greenhouse. Some that I have in hanging baskets (Lipstick plants and Columnea) are hung up outside in my trees. For some that are delicate I make sure they are damp NOT wet and then put them in large plastic bags with the top closed. Finally my wifes couple of orchids stay in their normal position having been watered before we depart. Some people suggest standing house plants in the kitchen sink and feeding them with water by "siphonning" water to them with bits of wet string, but I have never got this to work to my satisfaction. I learnt something from Monty Don the other night. Until then I did not know what a "Chelsea Chop" was. Monty suggested that if you cut some perrenials back hard in mid June they would bush up and the flower very well but later. I am trying this on one clump of Phlox and will report how it performs for me. Open Gardens in July Moverons, Brightlingsea - Fridays 1, 8, 15, 22 2 High View, Willisham - Saturday 3 Tudor Roost, Fingringhoe - Sat 9, Sun 10,Tues 19, Weds 20 Riverside House, Clare - Sunday 10 Bays Farm, Forward Green Earl Stoneham - Sunday 17 Woodwards, Coddenham - Sunday 17 Larks Hill, Tuddenham St Martin - Saturday 23 Rosedale, Bures - Sunday 31 Weather Records In May we had four times as much rain as fell in April, but that only amounted to 11.3 mm (0.45”) about 1/5 of our normal monthly rainfall. At the end of May the 3 month running figure was 22.6 mm (0.9”). Since 1997 the previous lowest 3 month figure was 52.9 mm (2.1”) in 2003. This gives an impression of how dry the last 3 months have been. However in the first half of June in Kersey there has been over 30 mm (1.2”) of rain, which is more than we had in the previous 3 months. The question now is whether we might now end up with too much rain. Only time will tell. In May the maximum temperature was 24 Cel (75F), and the minimum was 1 Cel (34F), so May was slightly cooler than April, and a bit cooler than average, but again there were no proper air frosts. In my garden the ground temperature in mid June is 15 Cel (59F) which is about normal. Hints The lawns have been well and trully cooked. In early June we have had some rain, but not nearly enough. The grass is starting to go green again, but it will recover better if you do not cut it too short. One of the things that will keep your garden looking good in July and afterwards is to cut off dead flowers. This is particularly true of annuals, and roses. Wishing you a pleasant time in your Summer garden. John Rye

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Dear Sir The Help for Heroes stall at the Hadleigh May Show sold goods to the value of £566 the profit from these items goes to funding the work and running costs of the charity. A further £538.40p was collected in donations together with a sponsorship cheque of £75 all of which will go directly to fund the care the charity provides in the recuperation and rehabilitation of our injured service personell. It is my pleasure to thank the stall sponsor Hadleigh Tyre Service's, for their support. Together with the wonderful work of the Hadleigh Detachment of the Army Cadet Force by permission of Sgt. Gregg Burgess and a contribution of assistance from Wattisham Squadron Air Training Corps. Thank's are also due to Hadleigh Farmer's Agriculture Association and Mr.and Mrs. Holden of Holbeck's, plus all those that gave so generously. Fred Breyer

Dear Sir I have been a resident of Hadleigh for nearly 20 years, brought up my children here and continue to work locally as a registered nurse. I therefore would like to ask the people of Hadleigh for their support in my charity trip later this year. I along with two others have registered with Original Volunteers, an organisation which make arrangements for people to go to places all over the world to work as volunteers. The scheme we have chosen is a children’s home in Nepal and we plan to work there in November. The work is completely unpaid, and we have to find money for our flights and accommodation, while we are there and some basic equipment to take for the children, and so are doing what we can to raise the money for this ahead of time. I therefore would like to ask the people of Hadleigh for their support. I am looking for old records, CDs and buttons for craft work and also

Dear Sir In the June issue, Jan Byrne asked the question why residents are complaining about getting a new fit for purpose community facility. Well, as one of the residents who were “complaining” let me answer that question on behalf of the 460+ people who signed our petition against the town council’s decision to use their swimming pool fund money for the management fees of this new centre. Contrary to the belief of Ms Byrne, not all of us are against the new centre, some are but some are not but what we all disagreed with was the spending of £2.4million pounds plus £30,000 annual management costs, at a time of cuts, on a venue that does not add anything to Hadleigh. Virtually everything proposed for the new venue is already elsewhere in Hadleigh because the groups and organisations that used East House did not sit around for 3 years waiting for a venue; they went out and found somewhere else. Also other things have started up, such as the successful Porch Project which has over 200 teenagers registered with it. And this is really the crux of the issue, if we were getting a new venue that genuinely added to Hadleigh and not just duplicated what is already about then there would be less of an issue. However, the new venue’s proposed services are based on the perceived need from Babergh’s 2008-09 research and no work has been done since their community engagement survey at that time (which had only 301 responses from the public) to recognise the changing circumstances in both Hadleigh and the economy generally in 2011. In addition this blind obsession that Babergh have with this new facility has meant they have not done any risk management on the many community venues and organisations that are at risk potentially because of this proposed centre. As an example, the Ansell Centre have invested money in improving their facilities in the last couple of years, this investment could be put at risk by a shiny new community centre that could suck room hire bookings away from this community venues and others in Hadleigh. For most of the proposed services this centre will offer, there is a similar example of a risk to other venues/groups. The irony of this is that if Babergh were not so blind to be open to changing the services provided in the centre that this could actually be a positive development given that many community services such as libraries and children’s centres are at risk due to Suffolk County Council cuts. Alternatively Babergh could also look at some of the more innovative venues around the county for the inspiration they are sorely lacking on this. The only risk management that Babergh did on how this centre would affect Hadleigh was on the High School Leisure Centre and bizarrely they graded the risk to the centre as low, despite people related to that leisure centre suggesting that the actual risk is more likely severe. So, to answer Jan Byrne’s question, the reason why so many of us were against this was simply common sense. For the money spent this centre adds little of value to Hadleigh. If we were getting something that met needs not already served elsewhere then it probably would not have drawn the ire of so many of the people who signed our petition. Finally, I would like to say a belated thank you to all those who signed our petition and I am sorry that your voices were not heard, though that is hardly surprising as so far only a tiny percentage of Hadleigh residents have had a say on this. Gavin Talbot

Dear Sir At last! The Tesco application for a store to be situated on the Brett Works site goes before Babergh District Council Planning Committee on Wednesday 6th July. All the discussion and planning on the subject has been completed and the final plan has now to be approved by our Councillors. We need to show our support and solidarity - once again - by attending the meeting in numbers to show that 76% yes vote in the referendum of 1999 still holds and not only is the need even greater as the population of our town continues to increase, but that our desire for an additional store is as great as ever. We need to attend the meeting at 9.00 am for a 9.30 am start. All members, friends and supporters will be most welcome. R. H. H. Smith, Chairman Tesco Supporters Group 38

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Hadleigh Community Playgroup During the start of the summer term the children had a very busy time. To start with the children had their playgroup photos taken, which all turned out looking great. The children also had a cooking experience with Crafty cooks, where they got the chance to cook yummy apple and banana cakes which they all took home with a craft cook goody bag which had the recipe of the cakes in, so they were able to show their parents how to cook them. During the half term we held the yearly Toddle and teddy bear picnic. The sun came out to play, so all the children, parents and grandparent who joined in with the toddle had lovely warm weather to enjoy. After the toddle we had the teddy bear picnic where teddy’s, children and adults got to sit in the playgroup garden eating there lovely food. As well as having a lovely day we are pleased to say we raised an amazing £392.50 from the children being sponsored for doing the toddle. A big thank you goes out to everyone who helped raise the money. We are able to put the money towards new play equipment. If you are interested in sending your child to the playgroup we still have places available for September. You can come into the playgroup for an application form or for further information then please visit our website.


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“I suppose this is what the Art Cognoscenti call an Installation”, said the woman in the anorak. The tall smiling lady with an air of authority said it was Conceptual Art. “It’s a Sculpture”, said the small lady in a voice that denied contradiction. We were in Angel Street at the private view of ‘Sarcophagus: Septemer 2008’ and we were looking at a clear perspex coffin in which reclined a golden skeleton, the head of which was resting in a lap top computer. In the right hand, frozen in the attitude of attempting a last purchase, the skeleton held a credit card. At its side; a cell phone and scattered on the coffin floor more credit cards, scores of them. Tellingly, at its feet; a copy of the Financial Times announcing the collapse of the global economy. The skeleton’s hollow eyes staring unbelievably at the damage that has been wrought. Peter Johnson, who created the piece, and acknowledges the assistance of a net-work of friends, tells us the idea came to him over a year ago in a ‘sudden vision’. “Is it”, he asks, “an old man’s folly or something more significant? Frankly I do not care” he continued, “for I have enjoyed making it immensely and have cemented friendships in the process. To have completed it is the greatest satisfaction of all”. He sees this as a modern day satirical Hogarthian comment on the financial crisis. On this score it really works and now it’s up to Peter to give it a wider audience. Somewhere amongst the speculators in the City of London, perhaps. B.H.

Big Thankyou We would like to thank every person that helped at the Fund Raising Coffee Morning held at 4 Raven Way, Hadleigh. Also for the raffle prizes and many generous donations and lovely homemade cakes. We raised £500 towards Alzheimers Research. Well done and thanks to all of you. Julia Wild

Rotary Review CLUB ACTIVITIES: In late April a party of 14 members, partners and friends enjoyed a short trip to the beautiful town of Bruges. The trip was professionally organised by Riviera Travel with the group joining the tour at Ebbsfleet for the speedy Eurostar journey to Lille followed by a coach transfer to the hotel in Bruges. There were some organised activities but most were optional and there was plenty of time for exploring independently. There were some excellent restaurants for evening meals etc whilst a boat trip on the canals and a visit to the local brewery proved very popular. The trip was voted a great success and everyone returned loaded with delicious Belgian chocolates. CLUB EVENTS: Unfortunately the Club was unable to participate in the annual Rotary Kids Out day due to the ever more stringent Health and Safety Regulations etc but every endeavour will be made to overcome these problems next year. SPEAKERS: 1 Major R Corcoran MBE, Deputy Commander of the Military Provost Unit Colchester commenced his talk with a brief account of his military career frrom boy soldier to his present rank. He has served in many places including a recent tour of duty in Afghanistan. He is responsible for the Military Corrective Centre which is now the only centre of its kind in the UK. Colchester has a long history of hosting a military prison and detention centre since the 1940's. The main aim of the centre now is to deter further offending, as well as educate and rehabilitate inmates rather than pure punishment as in the past. Living accomodation is comfortable whilst there is a gym and assault course to maintain health and fitness as wellas an education and vocational training centre. The average stay is 6 months for mainly military offences. The aim is either to produce a better serviceman or provide basic skills training for a return to civilian life. 2 Richard Gates, on one of his regular visits, spoke about the battle of Waterloo. This was a departure from his usual talks on more modern warfare, but delivered with the same meticulous attention to detail and vivid descriptions. Members could almost imagine that they were taking part as he described the cavalry charges, cannon bombardments and various tactics to produce victory. It is always a pleasure to listen to such an accomplished raconteur. 3 John Norman, a member of Ipswich Rotary Club and project manager during the building of the new University and college, discussed the reasons for creating a local university. Whilst higher education in the county was excellent there was a need to have a University avallable as well to encourage more local children to go on to advanced education. Specialisms at the university now include all forms of health education whilst the college has many vocational courses with excellent training facilities including fully equipped kitchens, hair salon, garage and engineering workshops. 4 Brian Riley, District Councillor for Hadleigh North gave members an insight to his political philosophy with the emphasis on trust. He would hope to gain the trust of his constituents, and a mutual trust with fellow councillors and council officers. He is worried that Hadleigh is becoming a dormitory town and places great importance in preserving the individual and independent shops in the High Street and hopes that Babergh will be able to do more for them and all the small businesses in the area. Brian has enjoyed a varied career and retired as a senior international banker having worked in various Eastern European and African countries. He still carries out some consultancy work when his Council duties allow. MEMBERSHIP: Members welcome anyone who would like to find out more about Rotary and the Club at any of the speaker meetings. Ladies are especially welcome. FUTURE PROGRAMME: July 7th .......Presidential Handover ....address by Penny Cook, Mayor of Hadleigh July 14th .....Linda Stratford .........................................................' New in Suffolk' July 21st .....Patsy Johnson...............................................................EACH update July 28th .....Rotarian Geoffrey Cooley .............................................'My other job' For all information relating to Hadleigh Rotary Club, please contact Rotarian Alan Williams tel no 01473 830229

Royal British Legion Hadleigh Branch & Club July 9th - JIM BOB DUO Special offers on Archers, Malibu, Tia Maria Branch News The Hadleigh and District Royal British Legion Branch will hold their next meeting Tuesday the 12th July 2011 at 19.30 hrs. Would you like to join the Branch Committee? Then please come to the Royal British Legion Club in George Street. If you would like to join the British Legion, you can join at any time, currently we are offering 15 months for the prize of 12 months. Join in July 2011 and your membership will run until end of September 2012. Annual fee is £18.00 this includes Club membership. Women’s Section News The Women’s Section meeting will be held on Tuesday the 5th July 2011 at 7.30p.m. We are welcoming a clairvoyant to our meeting. So feel free come along and maybe gat a glimpse into your future. Please note that young children are not permitted to attend this meeting. Please bring a raffle prize to the meeting.

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Hadleigh United Reformed Church, Market Place, Hadleigh, IP7 5AX Hadleigh URC is a church at the heart of our community, with God at its heart. We meet on Sunday mornings at 10.30am, when there is worship for all ages. For more information about worship, study groups, our work with children and young people, baptism or marriage, please get in touch.

Worship We meet for worship every Sunday morning at 10.30am. We are people of different ages and outlooks and we love to worship God in an informal but reverent way that brings together the best of traditional and contemporary worship. Sunday Club and Explorers groups provide for children and teenagers.

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The Gainsborough Charity Challenge On Sunday 12th June over fifty walkers and runners were on the first Gainsborough tee at 7.30 in the morning. This 4.5 mile charity event had been organised to support The Brendan Oakes Trust and Breakthrough Breast Cancer. The Trust was set up, in Brendan’s memory, to help other teenage cancer victims and is the charity chosen by this year’s Lady Captain Lesley Garnett. Brendan’s mother, Val, sounded the horn to get the event under way. The Gainsborough course made a wonderful back drop and gave many people, who were not golfers, the opportunity to experience its beauty and wild life. The club house breakfast proved very popular after such an early start! The amount raised, so far, for the two charities is £386! My thanks to everyone who took part and to Matt, Adrian and Stuart for their help with the organisation. Lesley Garnett

Hadleigh and District Angling Society On Saturday 28th May Hadleigh and District Angling Society staged a “teach in” at Pond Field, Polstead for members of Hadleigh Sea Scouts, cubs and beavers. Fishing club members were on hand to help and give advice to the 23 youngsters who attended, all of whom caught fish. Any new members wishing to join or existing members who have yet to renew their membership for the new season, please contact David George on 01473 657893. For more details visit

Olive Kistruck The family of the late Olive Kistruck would like to thank everyone for their kind messages of condolence and sympathy following her death on the 21st April. Our thanks also go to all the staff at the Hadleigh Health Centre and the Angel Court Day Centre for their great support and kindness. Finally thanks to all those who made donations to to the Angel Court day Centre in mothers name. Ann, Ivan and Stevie

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Sponsored by Hadleigh Tyre Group The 1st XI have continued their excellent start to the season, losing just once in nine games, and are well placed for a promotion challenge in the latter half of the season. Murray Spence is the leading bowler in Division 2 having taken 35 wickets already. Josh Davey has also batted consistently well, with his 94 not out against Braintree when chasing down 240 considered by captain Tim Rix to be one of the best innings he has seen during his time at the helm. The good news is there is plenty of room for improvement, and hopes are high that Hadleigh could return to the top flight of the Two Counties Championship for the first time in 20 years. The 2nd XI are at the wrong end of Division 4, which makes the runscoring of their opening batsmen Nadie Abdul and Richard Checketts even more notable. They have already shared stands of 181 and 161, and average 49 and 59 respectively. With more support down the order there is no reason why the team cannot get out of trouble. The Sunday XI have also struggled recently, but were unlucky not to beat Exning when reducing the visitors to 56-8 defending 123. Martin Grayling has been the most dependable performer with the bat so far. He has worked hard at his game and scored his first 50 for Hadleigh in the rain-affected match against Battisford. The Academy XI is seeing some excellent performances from the club’s youngsters, who are more than meeting the challenge of playing against adult sides in Division 5 of the Hunts County Bats league. There was no better example of this than in their game with Walsham le Willows. Batting second, the team were 8-4 at one stage, but recovered thanks to the efforts of 16-year-old Brett Crisp and 15-year old Alex Davey, who both scored their maiden senior 50s and came very close to overhauling a target of 199. Dominic Manthorpe’s 100 not out in the Academy’s first match of the season was published in The Cricketer magazine’s ‘Honours Board’ feature. The club’s new double bay net practice facility will be officially opened on July 17, during the Academy match with the Dutch touring team Hilversum. Farmer




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Hadleigh Dolphins Hadleigh Dolphins took a sizeable squad of 30 swimmers to British Gas Great East Swim at Alton Water, Suffolk, On June 11th 2011. This year there was a half mile race, plus a gruelling 2 miles, to add to the traditional mile swims. Thousands of swimmers from all over the Tom Olive Kern death, Roy Death, country, descend on suffolk for and Truan death all swimming for the challenge. There is also an The Alison Fracella research trust. elite mile event for men and women when the top swimmers in the world compete, many will be participating in the london 2010 olympics. TV cameras were present and some great ambassadors for the sport like Duncan Goodhew and Steve Parry were in attendance. The weather and temperature play a big factor in open water swimming, this year the weather was an improvement to last years, unseasonable stormy day. The weather was a mixture of sun and clouds and not too windy. The water was 16.5 degrees but wet suits were compulsory. Some of the Dolphins were raising money for charity, Cancer Research and The Alison Fracella Trust Fund, others were attempting to better previous swims and some of the younger swimmers were taking part for the first time. In the Two mile event, ten of our sqaud competed. Nine of them achieved times under one hour and Roy Death was first in his age group in a time of 1 hour 18mins and 14 seconds. An admirable swim as he mostly swam the breast stroke. For the girls, Abi Malster aged 17 years was 3rd in her age group, in a time of 51:28 minutes, closely followed by Shan Bendall in 4th place in 52:33. Kern Death was the first Dolphin home in 45:12, finishing 7th in his age group. He was closely followed by Tom Olive, clocking 45:26 and 8th in his age group. These two are seasoned open water swimmers for hadleigh swimming club and the finish is always close between them. Next home was Truan Death 9th in his age group, in a time of 28:05. James Baalham followed in a time of Shan Bendall, Richard Goodchild, Tom Olive, Kern Death, James Baalham, 49:11 finishing 12th in his age Jake Howard, Truan Death, Roy Death group overall. Richard Goodchild and at the front Harrison Moore. completed in 51:50 in 14th place in his agegroup. A new dolphin swimmer was Kelly Wagland, he had competed in the mile the previous year and being a strong front crawler, decided to double the distance. He finished in 56:08 and 15th in his age group. Finally, Mark Oxford finished in a time 58.05 and 27th in his age group. He then changed and spent the rest of the day life guarding the rest of the legs. In the traditional mile event, 14 dolphins were swimming. Sixteen year old, Lauren Ryder was the first dolphin home in 29:42, 34th in her age group. Jane Olive was next in 30:46 -9th in her age group. First male dolphin home was Daniel Leathers in 31:22, 75th in his age group. He was closely followed by his uncle, Tony Slade in 32:14. 21st in his age group. New open water swimmer, Mick Evans was next in 32:45, 55th in his age group. James Honeywood finished in 33:08 . He lost his timing chip bracelet during the swim so was manually timed. Bernadette White beat her last years time in 34:11 in 24th place in her age group. Lucy Evans finished in 34:16, 82nd in her age group. Anita Malster did a PB in 36:41 finishing in 33rd place in her age group. Hugh White was competing in his first Geat East swim and completed the course in 37:30 in 89th age group place. Matt Partridge started in his first open water swim nervously, completing in 39:25 in 149th age group place. Sarah Mann completed in a new PB of 39:36 in 49th age group place. Wendy Russell finished in 41:29 and 145th in her age group. Caron Garrity finished in a massive PB in 46:41, 59 th in her age group. Junior swimmers under the age of 16 years are only allowed to compete in the half mile event. Six dolphins competed. First back was Georgia Howard in 12:43 and 3rd place in her age. Next was Rebecca Mann in 13:01 in 7th place of her age grouping. Alanah Barton was 2 seconds later in 13:03 finishing 8th in the grouping. First Lad home was Jake Hayward in 15:31 and 16th in his age group, closely followed by Rachel White in 15:35 in 13th place and Gerraint White finished in a time of 16:02 in 18th in his age group. All this group were competing in the Great east Swim for the first time. WELL DONE to all the squad, everyone managed a Personal best time and there were 10 swimmers finishing in the top ten of their age group. Thankyou to all the friends and family who came to cheer and support all the swimmers.



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Wattisham SSAFA Triathlon 2011 On 21st May 2011, Wattisham Station, home of the Apache Helicopter, hosted its 5th annual Triathlon in aid of SSAFA Forces Help In-Service. The triathlon takes place entirely within the confines of the Station, making it a unique event and incorporates a 300m swim, 20km on-road cycle and a 5km run. This year the event reached its maximum capacity of 300 entrants, made up of individuals, relay teams and teams of 3 individuals, novices and triathlon club members and all competed in a variety of race categories. Thanks to our dedicated team of organisers and our generous sponsors – Agusta Westland, Aviation Training International Ltd, Serco, Aramark, local firm Hadleigh Buildbase, Nationwide National Recycling, Base Garage in Great Bricett and Stowmarket & District Cycling Club, the triathlon was another terrific success and raised almost £5000 to help and support military personnel currently serving at Wattisham and their families. The Wattisham AH Force Commander, Colonel Neale Moss OBE was in attendance to present the winning trophies, which included 1st Individual Male - Ross Welton (Royal Navy); 1st Individual Female – Lucy Bowditch (Ipswich Tri Club); 1st Military Male – WO2 Simon Day (Royal Navy) who finished 3rd overall; 1st Military Female – Maj Emily Greenwood (Army); 1st Relay Team Male – Team Rudland; 1st Relay Team Female – 21st Century Girls and 1st Relay Team Military – G Force. For detailed results and to apply for the 2012 event please visit

Hadleigh Evening WI At their June meeting members of Hadleigh Evening WI were delighted to welcome speaker Andrew Brogan who described his eight year labour of love required to create Henstead Exotic Garden near Beccles. His power point presentation included pictures of taken of that process and the incredible garden today. Although the exotic plants, palm trees and bamboo are chosen for their hardiness some damage was caused by our cold winter and dry spring. Andrew judged the competition of a single red rose won by Philippa Carruthers. For all local WIs summer is the season of the garden party to which other group members are invited. Once again Ann Porter is the host for Hadleigh Evening. Other activities arranged by members included a coffee morning to support the Beechner and Wilding cycle ride for a cancer charity held by Carol Cranston; the annual ramble and cream tea, which Liz Cage will be hosting. Maraday Robinson has arranged two trips to the theatre. Next months meeting will be held in the Seminar suite above the library on 19 July starting 7.30pm. The speaker Stephen Lester will talk about Antiques and Auctions. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Philippa Carruthers 01473 823057

Chivalrous outcome after wrong balls mix up A nail-biting Suffolk Tolly Cup tie which hinged on contestants from both sides playing their opponents ball on a crucial hole ended in dramatic style with Newton Green defeated in chivalrous circumstances by the narrowest of margins by visitors Woodbridge. When Martin Smith sunk a four foot putt on the last green Picture Newton Green Tolly team, in the final match to win the left to right: Harry Wordley, hole it seemed he and partner Martin Smith (back), Andy Roper, Phil Green had saved the day Ian Coleman, Phil Green, to allow the home club to go Scott Edwards, Neil Fenn, into a sudden death extra Andy Smiles and Gary Twyman holes play-off. But on an earlier hole another Newton pair and their opponents had both played the wrong ball with their second shots. They received preliminary advice that they should both accept a half and move to the next tee but, as the final match completed it’s last dramatic hole, it emerged Newton's other pair should have conceded the wrong ball hole because they had been the first to play incorrectly. However, the sporting Woodbridge visitors urged Newton to accept a playoff as they had not expected the earlier advice to be altered and believed honour would be achieved by going into extra holes. But Newton decided to decline the offer, believing that, despite the generosity of their visitors, they should accepted defeat by one hole under the rules of golf. Alan Cunningham, Newton club captain, commented: “It was extraordinarily generous of Woodbridge to offer a play-off but we felt it was not for us to go against the rules of golf and we decided to take our medicine and lose. It had been an exceptionally close match played in a wonderful spirit. In the end I believe the game of golf was the winner.”

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Hadleigh Hares Athletic Club FRIDAY 5 SERIES At the time of going to print 3 of the 5 Friday 5 mile series runs / fun runs had taken place at Ipswich Jaffa (challenging road and cross country course with a killer hill to finish), Kirton (undulating country lanes nr Felixstowe) and Stowmarket (challenging cross country course at Haughley Park) respectively. All three runs were well represented by the club with those who have made it to all three looking to complete the final two events in Bury St Edmunds and Great Bentley later this month and perhaps pick up a prize! Times as follows: Ipswich Jaffa- Clive Pinnion (33.18), Dan Nokes (34.58), Matt Hunter (35.08), Julian Davis (38.35), John Norman (39.13), Trudy Avis (40.13), Corinna Hussey (41.39 PB), Helen Norman (44.47), Sarah Grimsey (45.17 PB) and Tracey Squirrel (52.54). Fun run – Alex Baxter (4th overall) and Kieran Airlie (59th overall) Kirton- Dan Nokes (32.39), Matt Hunter (34.20), Brian Airlie (35.05) and Julian Davis (35.35). Fun run – Callum Morrin (5th overall) and Kieran Airlie (69th overall) Stowmarket - Dan Nokes (34.34), Matt Hunter (35.27), Julian Davis (36.43), Becky Smith (44.11) and Carol Nokes (44.26) SUFFOLK COUNTY 1500M TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP On Monday 6th of June, 4 junior Hare athletes went to Northgate Track to compete, against 30 others in the Suffolk County 1500m Track Championship hosted by Ipswich Jaffa. After just missing out on medals at their last race, we had some very determined athletes this time around. Ewan Baxter aged 8 went to watch his brother Alex race (more of Alex to follow!) and decided that he too would have to have a go, despite not having the right kit! Ewan ran an amazing time of 6.23 finishing in 23rd place with a lot of older boys behind him. Jack Harman aged 11 ran a very even paced race taking runners all the way and finished strongly in a time of 5.28 in 5th position. Jack is getting better and better every week, well done. Despite racing 3 days before at the Kirton 5 fun run Callum Morrin took part, running a strong race to finish 2nd in a great time of 5.15. Alex Baxter also 11 led from the start and flew around the track looking very comfortable for the whole race finishing in 1st place nearly 100m ahead of Callum in a super time of 5.03. All four boys continue to impress head coach Clive Pinnion with their commitment and dedication and he says they will only get quicker and no doubt start to pick up more medals. Well done! R.A.F WATTISHAM SPRINT TRIATHLON On a warm sunny but slightly windy day the Wattisham sprint triathlon took place on Saturday May 21st with 12 Hares joining 239 others to complete the 300m swim, 20km cycle and 5k run. For six of our twelve athletes it was their first time completing a triathlon and we’re led to believe they enjoyed it so much it won’t be their last! Well done to you all, times as follows: Ladies: Alison de Lara Bell 1.09, Kate Thomas 1.09 (1st Tri), Jackie Kirk (1st Tri) 1.20, Carol Nokes 1.24, Debs Stewart 1.24 (1st Tri), Lisa Smith 1.33 (1st Tri). Men: Richard Hanley 1.00, David Dulake 1.03, Neil Crisp 1.07, Adam Johnson 1.14, Andrew Stewart 1.14. BOURNE WOODS HALF MARATHON- LINCOLNSHIRE Congratulations to Becky Smith who took part in her first trail half marathon on Sun 29th May. Having never run a 13.1 mile trail course before Becky wasn’t entirely sure what the organizers had in store! She soon discovered it was a multi lap trail race (a mix of good quality easy going track with the tougher dry rutted type too) mostly held through beautifully cool sheltered woods with some escapes out into sunny open farmland with some hills thrown in for good measure. These included the “Hill from Heaven” and yes, you guessed it, the “Hill from Hell”! Having never run a trail race before Becky was pleased to complete the course in 2.06 and will be looking to improve on that in 2012! CLUB 5K SERIES A reminder that our inaugural 5k series continues with Race 3 on the 21st July, Race 4- 11th August and Race 5 (Club 5k Championship Race) 1st September. Please also see our website for further information TAKE THE PLUNGE! A reminder that the Hadleigh Hare swimming sessions have restarted on Sunday’s at Hadleigh Swimming Pool 8.30am – 9.30am. All Junior and Senior members of Hadleigh Hares are invited to the Hadleigh Hares Sunday morning swim sessions. The sessions are aimed at recreational swimmers and triathletes and anyone that wants a good training swim. The pool will be divided into five lanes according to ability and it will be up to you to decide which lane is appropriate for you. The lanes will range from Lane 1 for the slower, learner swimmer who can only do a couple of lengths without stopping, through to Lane 5 for the faster front crawl swimmer who can swim continuously for an hour. For full details of costs etc please see our website and / or contact Doug Grimwade at

Hadleigh Bowling Club Sunday the 12 June 2011 saw the official opening of Hadleigh Bowling Club’s green at their new Stone Street facility. The day started for club Lady Chairman Audrey Nelson and past Chairman Ken Linge when they appeared on BBC Radio Suffolk’s Breakfast Programme. Later they hosted a lunch for Bowls England Vice President Stuart Lake and his wife before Stuart performed the opening ceremony by rolling the first wood of the day straight up to the jack much to his relief and the amusement of the members and guests. The afternoon drive consisted of two executive rinks made up of both ladies and mens county representatives. A further 5 rinks were made up of club members. In addition it was nice to see a number of past members who just turned up to witness the beginning of a new chapter for the club. At mid session tea and cakes were taken in the club house and by then the rain that the club had waited for for the last three months had set in and the attraction of a warm and dry club house proved too strong and it was decided to call a halt to bowling for the day. However the inclement conditions could take nothing away from a splendid occasion on a momentous day in the clubs 257 year history. The Club was founded in 1754 by John Ward the publican of the then White Lion Hotel and established a two rink green in the grounds of the hotel. (Now dissected by Magdalen Road). He placed a notice in the Ipswich Journal on Saturday 1 June 1754 announcing that “Having lately, at the request of several gentlemen made a very spacious and commodious Bowling Green near his house”. He further advised that there would be a meeting on the following Friday 7 June whereby the club was formed and remained at that site for the next 256 years until the end of 2010. Regrettably the old site could no longer accommodate the needs of a modern day club and a decision was made to relocate to the edge of Hadleigh to where a new “spacious and commodious Bowling Green” and Club House has been created. Today the club, now sponsored by Frost & Partners, Estate Agents, has 94 playing members and some 45 associate members ensuring not only a number of competitive and friendly matches but also a lively social life. The club welcomes new members, experienced or novices and for the latter coaching from the club’s own qualified coaches is available.

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Hadleigh United Football Club Sponsored by Hadleigh Tyre Group and Toppesfield Ltd. Ridgeons League Premier Division club Hadleigh United have appointed long-serving treasurer Rolf Beggerow as acting chairman. Beggerow’s previous spell in the chair, in 2004, saw Hadleigh win The Suffolk Senior Cup by beating Long Melford at Portman Road. The position has been vacant since Ken Ramsey stood down last December. Hadleigh’s first two home pre-season friendlies against Brightlingsea and Southen Manor have both been called off to allow the recently turfed Millfield goalmouths more time to settle. Manager Stuart Crawford said he hopes the club will arrange two away games instead. Other friendlies, all at home, sees Chelmsford City at the Millfield on Tuesday 19th July and Soham on Saturday 23rd. Team Bury will be entertained on Wednesday 27th before Tilbury pay a visit to the Millfield on Saturday 30th and Leiston on Tuesday 2nd August. Any additions or alterations will be posted on the club website. Pre-season friendlies for the Reserves and Ridgeons Youth Team will also be on the website. Prizewinners in the latest monthly draw were Bob Talbot, Bob Fletcher and Alan Dilloway. Terry Adams

Hadleigh United Briefs Hadleigh United supporters will be missing two old favourites this coming season as Captain Duane Wright has signed for Needham Market and keeper Aaron Benstead has had his contract cancelled by mutual consent so he can join a club nearer his home in Southend. Another departure sees veteran clubman Merv Bignall leaving these shores to work and live in Cyprus. We all wish Merv the best of luck in his new life. Hadleigh Reserves are scheduled to play a friendly against Earls Colne at Layham Road on Saturday, 9th July at 1.30 pm. By the time these notes are published a new football secretary will have been appointed following the resignation of Chris Rose after four year’s valuable service at the Millfield. Brettsider

Hadleigh United U12’s Football Presentation Pictured are Hadleigh United under 12’s presentation winners. Back row L – R are Tyler French (Players player), Captain Oliver Peters (holding Cup Final trophy), Tommy Thorby (Supporters player). Front row L – R is Jack Lambert (Managers player) and Callum Morrin (Most improved player). The under 12’s together with older members of the Youth Section, Managers, Family and Friends enjoyed the End of Season Presentation at the Football Club on 28th May, The presentation gives everybody the opportunity to get together socially and let their hair down. (Some more than others and you know who you are, don’t you ladies). With the season at a close, the boys can enjoy a short break before training, signing on etc starts. As always, on behalf of the boys, we would like to say a Massive Thanks to Manager Gavin Peters, who along with Bloss Tampion and Andy Lambert, not only give their time and expertise but consistently support each and every player.

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Hadleigh Community News, July 2011  
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