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New powers will be used to combat Litter Bugs and Dog Fouling A clampdown on litter bugs and irresponsible dog owners is to be launched in Sudbury. Community wardens were recently handed extended powers as part of the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme, which is being led by the Suffolk Constabulary in its battle to tackle low level crime and anti-social behaviour. The new powers allow the town’s community wardens to issue fixed penalty notices for a number of low level offences, including for littering, dog fouling, fly posting and cycling on footpaths. Town clerk Sue Brotherwood said: “The wardens do have these new powers and whilst we have no plans to start becoming heavy handed with people, those who are known to repeatedly drop litter, drop cigarette ends or allow their dogs to foul without clearing it up will receive a notice. “We have had a significant problem with dog fouling in the town, which isn’t pleasant and we hope that the possibility of receiving a fine will encourage people to be more responsible. Sudbury is a beautiful town which attracts many visitors and we are keen to keep the town looking as nice as possible, and that is why

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Our 1st Birthday! - Come celebrate with us..... Health Foods For You is Sudbury’s only Independent health food store and was opened in June 2012 by Jane Pearson following redundancy from the town’s popular shop, Golden Harvest. To celebrate our challenging first year we are having an open weekend in the store at Friars Street, 2 minutes from market square - past Javelin. We want to thank all our loyal and regular customers, but we need you to keep spreading the word as not enough people know we are here! We have an array of tasting sessions planned, samples to give away and experts on hand to answer any questions about health & diet. Exciting new products will be launched & everyone will have a FREE goody bag to take away. “We are able to carefully select our suppliers for quality products, and aim to offer a competitive, friendly, professional service.” We are members of The National Health Store Association. “If we don't stock a product that you require, we are happy to source it for you wherever possible.” Telephone orders and mail order is available, along with a free HOME DELIVERY service on a spend of £25.00 or more, please call for more details. All welcome to join us for cake & have a look at our comfortable homely store. Telephone 01787 828262

Localism! It is said that you can always tell when a politician is lying, their lips move! This government pledged that “localism” would be an important part of their manifesto. However, along with the promise on a referendum regarding our membership of the EU, collective cabinet amnesia has set in. One only has to take a stroll around our once vibrant market town to observe the result of distant decision making. Until 1974 Sudbury was a Borough with a truly accountable council with power. Yes, there were problems and without doubt a certain amount of cronyism and corruption. But things got done. When the Town Hall (a symbol of our civic pride) needed painting the Mayor, often a builder himself, would ensure immediate action and not have to wait years for Babergh to authorise the works. Would our Hamilton Road bus park area been allowed to fall into such a disgusting state of neglect if the responsibility had been solely with OUR town council? I doubt it, they would not have been elected a second time round. What should be small maintenance issues cannot now be resolved without recourse to Suffolk CC or Babergh dithering on the issue. Take a wander down Burketts Lane or Beaconsfield and look at the potholes and neglect that mar our streets. North Street alone hosts at least sixteen empty or charity shops, not only offering little to residents and visitors alike, but a massive loss of revenue to our local authority which will have to be clawed back from elsewhere, either from domestic rates or cuts in services. Business rates are set by central government using a formula virtually incomprehensible to us peasants. The in-equable system where a small local town centre trader pays vastly more than our supermarkets or national chains is in itself corrupt. Those are the same national companies who bankroll our political parties. In times past it was the local traders who poured their profits back into the communities that supported them, not investing abroad. The record books of all our local fraternal societies prove the backing given to our libraries, hospitals, charities and voluntary bodies. If our authorities were empowered to offer business rate breaks to new startup traders, if landlords were to offer a discounted rental period, and above all if our townspeople were to patronise these shops rather than to drive out of town, Sudbury could again prosper. This is not a criticism of our present Town Council. They all strive to make our town work, but without power devolved from Babergh and Suffolk, they are, like the rest of us, battling a losing cause. So without this promised localism decisions regarding OUR town will be made by those with vested interests residing elsewhere with priorities to their own electorate. It was once said that if elections brought about a fundamental change they’d bar them! Our local politicians must go back to their political parties and demand that change must begin with a devolvement of power, TO THEM. Sudbury Town Council must have the authority and budget to make those local decisions, quickly and without political handcuffs, to give us the leadership and vision our town so desperately needs. Peter Thorogood

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Step inside Juniper Flowers, North Street Sudbury, you will be greeted with an abundance of glorious fresh sweet smelling flowers, and the staff are not too bad either! Nothing is too much trouble at Junipers - if you are planning a wedding Anne and the team are on hand to assist, pop in the kettle is always on! Planning a funeral is always one of the hardest things to do with so much to arrange and organise, why not step inside Junipers, take a seat and take your time, there is no rush at all to get things just right for that final goodbye to your loved one! Come and see us for bouquets, large or small or maybe you fancy a vintage tea cup arrangement, anything is possible at Junipers. Fancy learning a new craft? Again come and see us, we offer a variety of craft workshops at Junipers, no need to sign up for a huge length of time these are one-off classes, we always have something different going on! Are you into vintage? You must by now have seen the amazing dresses available to purchase at Junipers, all sizes and colours, these appeal to both young and old. Getting ready for a Prom, maybe you are off to a Rockabilly event, so lovely and flattering, vintage is huge and here to stay.......... COME ALONG TO A VINTAGE AFFAIR at Hedingham Castle Sunday June 23 2013 this is a one day only event 10.00 - 5.00 and step back in time, something for everyone! All vintage stalls, Rockabilly Band 'The Surfin Wombats' will be on hand to provide the perfect atmosphere, singing by the La De Dahs, Lindy Hoppers from Cambs and Beds will be on hand to show you their dance moves, hey maybe you can join in too! Hair and Make overs, donkey rides for the kids, and Falconry display and of course those classic cars!!! Maybe you would like a stall? Give Anne a call 01787 310022 or you can download a booking form via

Exciting final line-up confirmed for growing two-day music festival A total of 17 live musical acts will be complemented by a number of other attractions at a popular two day music festival – which is on course to attract a record crowd. Ska legend Neville Staple – who enjoyed a succession of top ten hits in the 1980s as lead singer of The Specials and Fun Boy Three – will headline the Live and Kicking Music Festival being held at the MEL Group Stadium in Sudbury, Suffolk in June. Staple will be supported by some of the UK’s top tribute acts including those to Paul Weller, The Jam, The Who, The Stone Roses, Oasis, The Commitments and Pink. Original acts – covering everything from rock to blues through to funk, indie, pop, reggae and punk – include Zeb Roots, The Mannequins, Old Town Souls, Oblivious, Absolution, Lone Crows, Poesi and Andy Hill. Away from the music there will be a display of vintage scooters which took part in the closing ceremony of the London Olympics 2012 and a two-day beer festival which includes a number of awarding winning real ales. Day two of the festival will include an extensive free children’s village featuring mega-slides, bouncy castles, a children’s entertainer, circus skills, Punch and Judy shows and gladiator duels. Additional acts will be performed by Quay School of Dance and the Woodhall School Djemba Drums. Comperes are BBC Radio Suffolk presenter Stephen Foster and eccentric Suffolk author and entertainer Charlie Haylock. Richard Instance, one of the Live and Kicking organisers, said: “We are so excited by this year’s event, we have a packed programme with something for everyone, it is our best ever line-up and we are looking forward to welcoming the legendary Neville Staple to the event. Tickets are selling fast and there will be a record crowd attending, and we are sure there will be a fantastic atmosphere over the two-days. We have great acts, loads of other attractions and great amenities for the kids so there is really no excuse not to be at Live and Kicking 2013.” Live and Kicking is now in its fourth year and is held over the weekend of June 22 and June 23. Free camping is available. For more information on this year’s festival go to or call the festival hotline on 07974 222 777.

Fleece Jazz at Stoke by Nayland – not just Jazz! Fleece Jazz is now in its 21st year. The weekly live music sessions began in The Fleece, Boxford, when the Chelsworth Peacock ceased staging gigs, and three of the founding committee are still very active. It has always been unfunded and non-profit making and, although referred to as a club, has no formal membership, or fees, but is open to all. It moved from The Fleece, following licensee changes, and after a brief stay in Kersey, moved to Stoke by Nayland Hotel and Golf Kyle Eastwood Club in July 2009, where it continues to enjoy excellent facilities, catering and flexibility. Because of its international reputation, the Fleece name was retained, and Fleece Jazz received the prestigious Parliamentary Jazz Award for best venue in 2009. The aim of Fleece Jazz is to offer music (usually improvised) which ranges from World Music, through Latin, Soul, Blues and Modern Jazz, often with classical crossovers, They feature some of the best musicians in the world. Many of the performers have parallel careers as educators and session musicians, some playing with THE most popular recording stars. Recently seen trumpeter, Graeme Flowers, for example, has played with Kyle Eastwood, Jamie Cullum, Michael Bublé, Mari Wilson Charlotte Church, Lemar, Quincy Jones, Shakira, Duran Duran, James Morrison, Just Jack, Jamelia, Tony Hadley, Will Young, Lulu, Emma Bunton, Jools Holland, Midge Ure, Mica Paris and Ronan Keating. Get the idea? This June’s programme is typically varied: a Swiss guitarist, Nicolas Meier, is joined by an Israeli drummer, a Spanish percussionist, a locally born pianist and Nigel Kennedy’s favourite violinist to perform music inspired by Morocco and Spain. World Music indeed, and indeed world class. This is followed by sophisticated Renato d’Aiello vocal cabaret from the wonderfully talented singer and performer, still remembered for her beehive hair-do, Mari Wilson, “The Neasden Queen of Soul” with shades of Julie London. Then in total contrast there is the chance to dance (or just sit and listen) to a delightful big band, Ray Gelato’s Giants. Led by Italian born Ray, the band recently featured in the Catherine Zeta Jones hit movie “No Reservations”. June ends with two of the finest musicians around: David Newton on piano and saxophonist-cum-stand up comic Alan Barnes, who together guarantee an evening of great music and great good humour. July sees an up and coming young vocalist, Zoe Francis, who worked in Manhattan, trained as a dancer, and then started singing in the clubs of New York, including Greenwich Village, before returning to London via Bristol to further her career. And now, finally, she makes Suffolk. Very differently on 12th July there is a tribute to the great American drummer Elvin Jones, with five stalwarts of British Jazz: saxophonists Alan Skidmore (ex John Mayall, Ronnie Scott, Soft Machine, Nice, Curved Air etc) and Peter King (ex Johnny Dankworth, Maynard Fergusson, Tubby Hayes, Stan Tracey etc), with master Bop pianist Steve Melling, Sir John Dankworth’s son Alec on bass, and Miles, Tony Levin’s son, on drums. Surely something for everyone! For a limited period Fleece Jazz are offering £5 off per ticket to readers of this magazine. (student tickets, half reduced price) please see the advert for details.



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Catchpole Court Care Home staff, family members, Mayor and the Deputy Major set off on Monday 22nd April to do their Sponsored Walk to raise money for their Residents Amenities Fund. Being so close to St Georges Day everybody wore red and white and left Catchpole Court in Walnut Tree Lane, Sudbury at 10:00am with their destination point being The Hare Inn, Long Melford, Sudbury Suffolk, where the owner Kathy agreed to donate a free buffet with soft drinks on arrival. Ann Roche Personal Activities Leader would like to say a huge thank you to Kathy and her staff at the Hare Inn for their support, another huge thank you to everybody who sponsored this event, followed with a thank you and a ‘well done’ to everybody who participated in the walk. We are in the process of collecting all the money and we are hoping to have raised over £700. Ann Roche

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SUNDAY KIDS CLUB - Free Activities Every Sunday from 10.30 - 12.00 children of all ages are welcome to come and join in the craft & storytelling activities held at Sudbury Library. PIRATES & THE HIGH SEAS MONTH 2nd / 9th / 16th / 23rd / 30th JUNE 10.30 - 12.00 - Come at any time during session - Join our Rogues Gallery & receive a FREE GIFT for every 4 Sunday Activity sessions attended ALL CHILDREN WELCOME - COME & JOIN IN! Sudbury Library, Market Hill, Contact Sudbury library on 01787 296000 for further information. Don’t miss the fun! Watch this space to see what’s coming up!

The Maids of Melford launch the Green Clean Despite tough economic times, new business, The Maids of Melford have managed to make a big impact in the local area. Having launched in the Summer of 2012 to provide two local women with an income to support their young families, this new venture has gone from strength to strength, establishing an enviable reputation. The ‘Maids’ saw an opportunity to provide an quality and exceptional quality cleaning service with a personal touch. Although customer satisfaction is paramount, they also wanted their staff to feel as valued and respected as their clients are. This prompted them to offer incentives to both clients and to the 'maids'. These include discounts for the customers and commissions for the Maids for new customer referrals. Concern for the welfare and satisfaction of staff and clients also prompted the "Maids" to investigate environmentally friendly options. Research led them to another British based, family- run company called Greenscents. Started 'at the kitchen table' Greenscents are currently the only manufacturers of cleaning products certified by the Soil Association with prime organic and ethicallysourced ingredients and fragrances of natural aromas from organic fair trade essential oils The Maids are now exclusively Green. Staff and clients suffering from conditions such as dermatitis, asthma and eczema, which can be aggravated by traditional cleaning products, can now be reassured that their clean homes are toxin free. The "Maids" have also been busy adding to their new environmentally friendly organic range by developing some of their own homemade cleaning products based on traditional recipes like Grandma would have used, like window cleaner with white vinegar and citrus zest. Following a week's trial with the new 'Green Clean', one client remarked, "I wasn't sure the products would clean as well as the usual chemicals, but the cleaning is brilliant and the new cleaning stuff smells so much better." Having already secured a loyal domestic client base the "Maids" are not content to rest on their laurels. With a new commercial business manager, they are hoping to drive the business even further forward, bringing their new environmental and ethical edge to businesses all around the area. In an attempt to increase their standards further, The Maids Of Melford are applying to become members of the Sudbury Fairtrade Business Directory. This would be the ultimate approval from such a highly respected vetting board. With new services and special offers on a regular basis, the "Maids" are definitely worth keeping an eye on. We wish them the best of luck for the future.

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First paramedic in the country is cleared for night flight As the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) moves ever closer to flying missions in the dark, a significant step forward has been reached by one of the Charity’s critical care paramedic’s (CCP). The Charity has invested in extensive training for all of its clinicians in order for the EAAA to begin assisting patients who suffer medical emergencies at night, training which has taken months for them to complete. Recently their first CCP was cleared to fly: the first air ambulance paramedic in the country to be qualified to fly to emergency missions during the hours of darkness. Tim Page, Chief Executive of EAAA said: “It is incredibly exciting for us that our paramedics are now beginning to be signed off and are being cleared to fly at night. The other CCPs will all be taken out on the aircraft at night over the next week and we should soon have a full cohort who are qualified to operate on our Cambridge-based helicopter during the hours of darkness. “We are growing ever closer to flying our first mission in the hours of darkness and we are optimistic that we will soon be cleared by the Civil Aviation Authority to begin responding to emergency calls across the region.” In order to fly at night, critical care paramedics must show that they are able to navigate the helicopter to the scene of an incident using the aid of night vision goggles. They must also assist the pilot in take-offs and landings, when the entire crew have a role to pay in ensuring the safety of the helicopter and its occupants. In a week when the Charity announced that they’d received a glowing report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of Health and Social Care services in England, this marks yet another significant step in the Charity’s growth as it looks to help more people who suffer a life-threatening medical emergency. If you’d like to know more about the work of the East Anglian Air Ambulance visit or call 08450 669 999 to find out about the wide range of volunteering opportunities within the Charity or for help organising an event. Follow us on Twitter at @EastAngliAirAmb or ‘like’ our Facebook page – East Anglian Air Ambulance Charity.

Ardmore Veterinary Group are holding an Open day in aid of the Cinnamon Trust The cinnamon trust are a charity that provide respite walks for elderly peoples pets and also temporary care should their owners go into hospital, they also arrange foster care for the pets if their owner passes away. We only have 2 volunteer dog walkers in the sudbury area and they are currently allocated to pets so we are in urgent need of volunteers. Our main aim of the event is to raise awareness of the charity and recruit volunteers. Event: Sunday 9th June - 1.30pm-3.30pm Venue: Ardmore Veterinary Group, Cornard Road, Sudbury, CO10 2XB Activities: Opportunity to see behind the scenes at the vets : Chance for children to dress up and play vet : Face painting and balloon modelling : Animal caracturist : Pet diet specialist Q & A : Interactive flea and worm advice : Hot dogs and refreshments : Ice cream van : Competitions and quizzes galore : Goody bags. For more info visit our facebook page Ardmorevets Sudbury Suffolk or website or call the surgery 01787 372588

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This father’s day, why not spoil Dad to a fantastic Sunday lunch at the Hall? And for something special treat him to the Gift of Sabrage, a tradition dating back to the 19th French Cavalry. Buy a bottle of champagne and learn the traditional art of Sabrage, removing the cork with a sabre! Including appointment into the prestigious Order of the Confrérie du Sabre d’Or. Each person completing the Sabrage will be piped back to their party by our resident piper and you will receive the opportunity to purchase a commemorative photograph if you wish. If you do not wish to Sabrage, you can simply relax and enjoy the fantastic atmosphere of the day!

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The Lakes Restaurant at Suffolk’s family-owned Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa has been awarded a prestigious second AA Rosette. The accolade of two AA Rosettes puts the restaurant in the top 5% nationally, and reflects the consistent high standards of the food and the quality of ingredients. The team at the The team at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & restaurant prides itself in Spa celebrate being awarded a second AA using local seasonal Rosette for The Lakes Restaurant. produce, including apples, berries and asparagus which are grown on the hotel owners’ family farm. Alan Paton, Executive Head Chef at Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa, said: “Achieving a second AA Rosette is a fantastic reward for everyone’s hard work, and reflects our on-going commitment to quality cuisine and the finest local ingredients. “We are passionate about our cooking, and strive for excellence and perfection, which means we can offer our diners a consistent quality experience when they visit The Lakes.” Alan and his team cook up modern British cuisine focussing on what is inseason, as well as trying out the latest gastronomic techniques. During their visit the AA Inspector sampled a meal starting with a dish of lamb sweetbreads with a potato and rosemary wafer, purple sprouting broccoli, wild garlic pesto and lamb jus. This was followed by a butter roasted fillet of halibut, cauliflower and pistachio crust, Ras El Hanout carrots, beluga lentils, BBQ date jam and saffron sauce. The inspector’s meal was completed by a lemon tart, which they described as one of the best they’d had in a long time. The report read ‘it was faultless, a perfect lemon tart – it was sublime.’ Located beside a picturesque lake, within a designated “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”, the restaurant’s stylish contemporary interior features comfortable leather chairs and rows of black and white images showing the many local places of interest. Additionally, the south terrace area of the restaurant has recently been further enhanced so that guests can enjoy an idyllic al-fresco dining experience with fantastic views over the lake and Constable Country.

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Saturday 15th June Barn Dance (incl Buffet Supper): Grab yer partners and kick up yer heels! Come along for a barnstorming night with buffet supper and licensed bar at the Sudbury Scout Hut, Quay Lane CO10 2AN – Saturday 15th June from 7.30pm. Tickets are available from Bradbury Courtyard, 20 Gainsborough Street (telephone 01787 313691) for £10 per person, £5 under 16’s £5 and free for under 8’s. Wednesday 26th June Courtyard Open Day & BBQ: Come along to our annual Open Day and discover more about the Bridge Project ‘a community within a community’. There will be stalls, refreshments, BBQ and a raffle with all proceeds to the charity. The event is on Wednesday 26th June, starting from 10am at the Bradbury Courtyard, 20 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury CO10 2EU - tickets on the day or in advance - £5 or a donation for children under 16 – telephone 01787 313691. Email: Telephone: 01787 313691

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Melford Hall has got the 2013 season off to a good start! Philip Windsor, Marketing, Communications and Engagement Co-ordinator advises that Melford Hall has got the 2013 season off to a good start. Despite some very changeable weather our visitor numbers have grown, with the Easter Egg trails and egg and spoon races proving very popular with young visitors on our opening weekend. This year we have restructured our team to include some volunteer roles as part of the leadership team. We believe that this will help us to plan for the future and enable us to improve the visitor experience at Melford Hall. For example we are in the process of re-creating Ulla, Lady Hyde Parker’s dahlia bed on the North Lawn as can be seen in the photo from 1960. We still have a number of volunteer vacancies to fill which are ideal opportunities for people who enjoy being involved in bringing a wonderful family home and garden to life, whilst creating an enjoyable experience for all our visitors. The roles available are: Room Guides, Gardeners, Visitor Meet and Greet, Tearoom volunteers, Retail volunteers Call us today to find out more about how you can get involved. We can be contacted by telephone on 01787 379228, or by emailing or visit EVENTS AT MELFORD HALL Threads, Canvas and Paint Wednesday 12 – Sunday 23 June, 1 - 4.30pm (not open Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 June). Watch our craft demonstrators weave, paint and embroider. View the paintings by contemporary East Anglian artists which are for sale, displayed throughout the house. Free event, normal admission applies Beatrix Potter Day Friday 26 July, 1 - 4.30pm. We celebrate Beatrix Potter’s connection with Melford Hall with Barbara Hamilton reading The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit in the Banqueting House. – come and find out what happened in Scotland. Children can colour, draw and follow the Peter Rabbit garden trail. The whole family can enjoy a wonderful day out. Activity charge: £2.50 per child in addition to normal admission.

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Sudbury Mayor’s Report The Charities I have chosen for 2012/13 include: East Anglian Children’s Hospic, St Nicholas Hospice, Spirit of Sudbury, Eden Rose Coppice This report will be my final one as the Mayor of Sudbury, as on May 14th I handed over my robes and chain to my successor, Adrian Osborne, who I wish well and hope Jan & Adrian’s year is as eventful as mine, the final month has been a very busy period but most enjoyable with events and functions taking place almost every other day. On the 19th April Maureen and I visited Felixstowe as guests of their Mayor & Mayoress Mike and Anne Deacon at his ‘Ball’ with close on 200 people crammed into the Orwell Hotel for a wonderful meal and an exchange of opinions on how the year had gone, with a considerable contribution made towards his chosen charities. This was followed the following day by a visit to the AFC MEL Aviation stadium for the Vice Presidents Lunch and to watch their final home game, the 2-0 defeat to Soham can only be described as a disappointing end to the Season. The evening was spent listening to ‘The Sudbury Choral Society’ at their Spring Concert with some friends at St Peters church, which goes to show the versatility and a variety of interests is necessary to fulfil the role of Mayor, something I learnt very quickly. The St George’s Day Scouts Parade held in Long Melford with a March from the Village Hall to the Holy Trinity Church completed the very busy week end, the Church is chosen as it’s the only Church in the District large enough to take the 600 or so Scouts from around the District, the church service was completed by long service awards, things have changed since my days in the scouting movement, when there were Cubs, Brownies, Scouts and Rovers and boys and girls didn’t mix, those were the good old days. If you want to find out more, go to I didn’t know what I was letting myself in for when I accepted a charity fund raising event organised by Ann Roche from Catchpole Court Nursing Home, the event was a walk from the Home to the Long Melford Pub ‘The Hare’ which as many of you will know is the other side of Melford near the garden Centre, around three to three and a half miles, or so I thought, it wasn’t until I enquired if arrangements had been made to pick us up that I realised it was a round trip of some 7 miles L we were expected to make, well at least a buffet had been arranged when we got there so the walk back was made a little more pleasant and the company wasn’t

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bad either! The ‘Councillor Shadowing Scheme I mentioned in my last report is now well under way with 4 students from ‘Ormiston Academy’ shadowing 4 Town Councillors, my Student is a pleasant young lad called ‘Darrell’ they all have to spend a minimum of 10 hours shadowing a Councillor at their various meetings and duties and record it in their ‘log books’, when completed they receive a certificate. If the trial is successful we will be repeating it with other Councillors and Students. On the 25th April I with about 70 other members of the Public attended a meeting arranged by ‘SERCO’ to explain the so called ‘benefits’ to the patients that will be gained by them taking over the responsibility for the Counties health, there were 4 ex NHS people who were quite clearly totally committed to the ‘Privatisation’ and a member of ‘SERCO’ management, there were several fairly hostile questions from the audience, mostly expressing concern at how they would provide an improved and more efficient service for the patient whilst at the same time provide a profit for their company. Many of the audience remained unconvinced by their answers. They assured us that they will be holding more Public meetings so they can convince us that, in their words ‘they are committed to improving the service they provide by cutting out waste and working smarter’. Another function, this time as the guest of the Colchester Mayor, who invited a host of what they called the ‘Chain Gang’ from Essex & Suffolk to a meal in the Council Offices, it was another one of those occasions to compare notes on how the year had gone with other dignitaries, you must be thinking by now, is that all a Mayor does, but honestly the last month has seen a sharp increase in functions as all of the ‘Mayors’ are coming to the end of their term and want to go out with a bang! The last of my ‘Curry Nights’ was a great success with over 80 attending raising over £800 towards my charities, a big thank you to all who attended and I hope you all enjoyed the meal and the company. With the Town Wardens I attended the Primary Schools in Sudbury, Melford & Glemsford to encourage them to take part in a contest being run by Sudbury Town Council, the contest is for them to come up with a slogan and painting about clearing up Dog mess, the winner will have their slogan on the Warden’s van and the winners school will receive a £100 prize, we also talked to them about litter and the importance keeping our Towns and Villages free from it and taking litter home with you. On the 4th of May I was invited to be part of the celebrations to commemorate the centenary of Gainsborough’s Statue on the Market Hill, by laying a Garland around the Statue with children and members of the Thomas Gainsborough Museum dressing up in period costume before being led off to the May Market in Gainsborough House and garden, the celebrations continue through May with further events to commemorate Gainsborough’s Birthday. Then off to Acton to enjoy the Fete that had been organised by my 14 year old Granddaughter Sian and her friend Jack, they had arranged a Table sale in the hall with several events outside including, Donkey rides, Tractor rides, Hamster Balls, Stock Cars etc. which raised £700 towards my charities, well done and thanks to everyone who helped out on the day and supported it. On the Sunday it was back to Acton to visit the ‘JagFest’, an event organised by Paul Roach, and Churches together, as the name suggests it was a Jaguar enthusiasts dream with cars immaculately presented by their owners, even non enthusiast could not fail to be impressed, but try as I might, I was unable to persuade anyone to gift one for future Mayoral activity. My final duty as Mayor was to present Ascension day gifts to Sudbury residents over the age of 70 years of age, this is a wonderful custom that belongs just to Sudbury, the Sudbury Municipal Charities handed out £25 vouchers which must be spent at Winch & Blatch on clothing or at the Co-op on food. The custom dates back to the 17th century when first a Sudbury Draper called Martin Cole willed that 50 shirts & Smocks be distributed to the local poor, he also bequeathed money for a sermon and a feast, this was followed in 1668 when the then Mayor Nathaniel King bequeathed further sums of money to be used to buy 100 six penny loaves to be distributed to the same poor on Ascension day. Today people are invited to apply for the vouchers, the only condition is that you are a Sudbury resident over the age of 70 and didn’t receive a voucher the previous year, what a lovely custom, it is that kind of tradition that sets Sudbury apart from anywhere else. Of course the Mayors were a lot wealthier then! It’s difficult to summarise what has been a very enjoyable experience, but to be given the chance to be the Mayor in a year of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympic Games was quite special, it was a real joy to meet some of the special people who go that extra mile to help and support those who need and deserve it, there are a lot of them about in Sudbury! If there is anything you would like to discuss in more detail from my report or on any other issue, you can contact me via the Town Hall, or phone me directly on 374025. Yours truly, signing off for now, Jack Owen, Sudbury Town ex- Mayor

West Suffolk Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Annual Festival of Hair and Beauty 2013 The Festival is a spectacle of imaginative and exotic hairstyling and make-up. Tracey Marshall Head of School of Hairdressing, Beauty and Holistic Therapies at the College, said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was very exciting to see the weeks of practice coming together at this showcase event, with over 340 students who had got through the initial heats in College competing to win the top prizes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were Jessica Harman from Glemsford, who thrilled to see such a high works at Fatal Attraction, Sudbury won the standard of work in the NVQ2 Year 2 Hairdressing Apprentices Hairdressing and Beauty competition, on the theme of Alice Through competitions this year. One the Looking Glass. of the judges, Louise Young, who is a make-up artist for film, TV and fashion commented on the high standard of competitorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; work and said how difficult it was to judge. The scoring marks were very high and, in many cases, there was only one point between first and second places.â&#x20AC;? Competition categories included Maritime Maidens, Vintage Inspired and Alice Through the Looking Glass. A Beauty Therapy body painting team event on the theme of Nature was won by a group depicting Safari. Pre-styled competition work by 14-16 year old School link students and Young Apprentices was on show, and there were a Photographic Competitions for Hair and Beauty Diploma students and Beauty Services Diploma Young Apprentices. The event was well supported by employers and parents keen to applaud the stunning display of work produced by all the contestants.







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Sudbury Town Council Council Offices, Town Hall, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 1TL Telephone 01787 372331 / 01787 311642 email: MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE POLICY AND RESOURCES COMMITTEE HELD IN THE MEETING ROOM, TOWN HALL, SUDBURY ON TUESDAY 5TH MARCH AT 7:30PM. PRESENT: Mrs J F Osborne in the Chair, Mr N A Bennett, Mr J M Owen, Mr R A Platt, Mr I C Pointon, Mr J R A Sayers, Mr R M Spivey, Mr A J Welsh, Mrs S A Maynard - Assistant Finance Officer, Mr R P Smith - Town Councillor 1. SUBSTITUTES AND APOLOGIES Any member attending as an approved substitute to report giving his/her name and the name of the Member being substituted. All members were present. 2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST Members were asked to declare any interests in the agenda items. Mr Platt declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 10. Mr Owen declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 7. In accordance with guidance from Babergh District Council’s Standards Committee, Mr Sayers declared that he is a Suffolk County, Babergh District and Great Cornard Parish Councillor. Messrs Bennett and Owen declared that they are Babergh District Councillors. These members asked that it be noted that their views expressed at this meeting would be based on information available at the time and might not be the same as those expressed at meetings involving other councils. 3. DECLARATIONS OF GIFTS & HOSPITALITY Members were asked to declare any gifts or hospitality received. No gifts or hospitality were declared. 4. REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION No requests for dispensation were received. 5. MINUTES That the Minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 2nd October 2012, be confirmed and signed as a correct record. 6. LIVING WAGE CAMPAIGN Mr Smith attended the meeting to update members about the Living Wage Campaign. He advised that the living wage is set annually at Loughborough University and is currently £7.45 per hour. Mr Smith advised that Babergh District Council is currently looking into becoming a Living Wage Employer. He also advised that it has been reported that output from staff who are on the living wage is a lot more efficient and staff are generally happier in the workplace. RECOMMENDED That the Town Council supports the campaign in principle and that Mr Smith applies online for further information in respect of the Town Council becoming a Living Wage Employer and the practicality of this be referred back to the Finance Committee to review the cost implications and any provisions required for future contracts. 7. COMMITTEE MEETING LOCATIONS At the request of Mr Owen, members discussed the possibility of holding committee meetings at alternative locations. Mr Owen advised that holding meetings at alternative locations e.g. Eden Rose Coppice and the Kernos Centre would hopefully encourage more people to attend and be more interested in council matters. It would also enable members to get to know more about other organisations in the town. RECOMMENDED That it be encouraged for committee meetings to be held at alternative locations but the decision be left to the discretion of the Committee Chairman to decide when it is appropriate. 8. MAYORAL & DEPUTY MAYORAL CHAINS Members discussed the way forward in respect of the Mayoral and Deputy Mayoral chains which do not have space for current Mayors or Deputy Mayors to be included. RECOMMENDED That this matter be deferred to the next Policy and Resources meeting when the Mayoral chain can be viewed by all members. Mr Owen left the meeting at 8:05pm. 9. MATTERS PENDING LIST Members discussed whether to have a matters pending list for this Committee. RECOMMENDED That a matters pending list be APPROVED. 10. USE OF CREST – SUDBURY MARKET TOWN PARTNERSHIP Members reviewed the proposed headed paper for the Sudbury Market Town Partnership which includes the Town Council’s logo. RECOMMENDED That this matter be deferred to the next Policy and Resources meeting to enable the Sudbury Market Town Partnership identify future projects that the Town Council could support. 11. STRATEGIC TENANCY POLICY – CONSULTATION PAPER Members reviewed the Consultation Paper received from Babergh District Council and Mid Suffolk District Council in respect of their Strategic Tenancy Policy. A copy is shown at minute pages 236 to 244 inclusive. RECOMMENDED That the Town Clerk sends the following comments to Babergh District Council in response to the Strategic Tenancy Policy Consultation Paper: a) Members have extreme concerns at the low earnings threshold which is likely to discourage any second person sharing a 1-bedroom property from having paid employment. b) Members strongly oppose tenants being evicted on the basis of a snapshot of a single years earnings, which takes no account of the reality of today's precarious labour market and the insecurity of much employment. The business of the meeting was concluded at 8:50 pm

MINUTES OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING HELD IN THE MEETING ROOM, TOWN HALL, SUDBURY ON TUESDAY 2ND APRIL 2013 AT 6:30PM PRESENT: Mr N A Bennett in the Chair, Mr J M Owen – The Mayor (Ex Officio), Mr O S Forder, Mrs J F Osborne, Mr R A Platt, Mr I C Pointon, Mr J R A Sayers, Mr R P Smith, Mr R M Spivey, Mrs S M Brotherwood, Town Clerk 1. SUBSTITUTES AND APOLOGIES Any member attending as an approved substitute to report giving his/her name and the name of the member being substituted. All members were present. 2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST Members were asked to declare any interests in the agenda items. In accordance with guidance from Babergh District Council’s Standards Committee, Mr Sayers declared that he is a Suffolk County, Babergh District and Great Cornard Parish Councillor. Messrs Bennett and Owen declared that they are Babergh District Councillors. These members asked that it be noted that their views expressed at this meeting would be based on information available at the time and might not be the same as those expressed at meetings involving other councils. 3. DECLARATIONS OF GIFTS & HOSPITALITY Members were asked to declare any


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gifts or hospitality received. No gifts or hospitality were declared. 4. REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION Members were asked to submit in writing prior to the meeting any requests for dispensation. No requests for dispensation were received. 5. MINUTES RESOLVED That the Minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 5th March 2013 be confirmed and signed as a correct record. 6. MATTERS PENDING LIST Members discussed the Matters Pending List. A copy is shown at minute page 270. RECOMMENDED That the feasibility study in respect of the land at the rear of the town hall be added to the Matters Pending List and the remainder of the list be NOTED. 7. SUFFOLK COUNTY MUSIC SERVICE Members discussed a Grant Aid application received from Suffolk County Music Service. RESOLVED That further information be obtained by the Town Clerk, so that this matter can be discussed further at full council in April. Information required: Who paid for the event last year; Is this a countywide event; Are other parish councils asked to contribute; What are the total costs; Would the event still go ahead if the town council were unable to give a grant. 8. ALLOTMENT RENTAL CHARGES Members discussed a letter received from Mrs Gray, a Newton Road allotment holder in respect of the rental charge for an allotment. A copy of her letter is shown at minute page 271. RECOMMENDED That Mrs Gray is advised that if she would like a larger allotment this can be organised as the council has accepted an offer of land, which would be suitable. The charge would remain the same as Mrs Gray is at present paying for a smaller plot. At this time, the council is not prepared to reduce the sum charged for smaller plots as the administration costs (which is a large proportion of the charge made) is the same for all plots. The Finance Committee will review allotment charges (as they do each year) in October 2013 prior to setting their Budget for 2014/2015. That this be added to the Matters Pending List. 9. a) INCOME AND EXPENDITURE Members reviewed the Income and Expenditure figures for month 11 of the financial year 2012/2013. A copy is shown at minute pages 272 to 286 inclusive. The Town Clerk answered member’s questions in relation to month 11 of the Income and Expenditure. RESOLVED That the report on the Income and Expenditure for month 11 of the financial year 2012/2013 be NOTED. b) DELPHI CENTRE INCOME AND EXPENDITURE Members reviewed the Income and Expenditure figures for the Delphi Centre for month 11. A copy is shown at minute page 287. RESOLVED Finance 2nd April 2013. That the report on the Delphi Centre Income and Expenditure for month 11 of the financial year 2012/2013 be NOTED. 12. ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT A schedule of Accounts for Payment was circulated to all members and discussed in detail. RESOLVED That authority is granted for the payment of all cheques and BACS, shown at minute pages 288 to 296, and that they are signed by Mr Pointon and Mr Sayers. Members selected two invoices at random to audit. The business of the meeting concluded at 7:15pm

MINUTES OF THE MONTHLY MEETING OF SUDBURY TOWN COUNCIL HELD IN THE ASSEMBLY ROOM,TOWN HALL, SUDBURY ON TUESDAY 9th APRIL 2013 AT 7.00PM Present: The Mayor, Mr J Owen in the CHAIR. Council: Mrs S Ayres, Mrs J Osborne, Mr N Bennett, Mr R Platt, Mr S Clarke, Mr J Sayers, Mrs N Ford-Plat, Mr R Smith, Mr P Gray, Mr R Spivey, Mr A Osborne, Mr A Welsh, Mrs S Brotherwood Town Clerk, Mrs J Howells Deputy Town Clerk, Mr C Spence Suffolk County Councillor, Miss I Pawlic Councillor Shadowing Scheme – Mrs Osborne, Mr D Barnard-Jones Councillor Shadowing Scheme – The Mayor 1. APOLOGIES Apologies for absence were received from Mr O Forder and Mr I Pointon. 2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST In accordance with guidance from Babergh District Council’s Standards Committee, Messrs. Owen, Bennett and Osborne declared that they are Babergh District Councillors. Mr Sayers declared that he is a Suffolk County Councillor, Babergh District Councillor and Great Cornard Parish Councillor. All of these members asked that it be noted that their views expressed at this meeting would be based on information available at the time and might not be the same as those expressed at meetings involving other councils. Mr Sayers declared a pecuniary interest in agenda item 13 and left the room during its discussion 3. DECLARATIONS OF GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY The Mayor, Mr J Owen, declared that he had received hospitality at a Cheese and Wine evening organised by the Mayor of Hadleigh and he had received hospitality at the opening of the Painters restaurant in Sudbury. 4. REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION No requests for dispensation had been received 5. MINUTES RESOLVED That the Minutes of the Council Meeting held on Tuesday 12th March 2013 be confirmed and signed as a correct record. 6. ADJOURNMENT At 7.05pm the town council formally adjourned debate to allow townspeople to put questions to the council. The business of the meeting resumed at 7.10pm. 7. TO ADOPT THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES: Planning & Development It was RESOLVED to ADOPT the REPORT 25th March 2013. Leisure & Environment Subject to the following amendments it was RESOLVED to ADOPT the REPORT. 26th March 2013. Item 8 Future of Belle Vue House That the Mayor, Mr Jack Owen, contacts local surveyors who may be interested in completing a structural survey on the house free of charge. That the Town Clerk draws up a business plan based on ideas for the use of Belle Vue House from councillors as well as townspeople following media coverage, in order that proposals can be put to BDC. Item 10 Water facilities at Ballingdon allotments That the allotment holders be advised that they should not obtain water from the stream and that the Town Council would not take responsibility for any injury sustained should they continue this practice. Finance Subject to the following amendment it was RESOLVED to ADOPT the REPORT.Item 7 Suffolk County Music Service The Town Clerk advised that last year the Suffolk County Music Service had been awarded a grant of £100 by the Town Council towards the cost of the hire of the Delphi Centre. Following a vote it was unanimously agreed to award Suffolk County Music Service a grant of £100 towards the music event to be held in the Delphi Centre in June 2013. 8. POLICE REPORT A copy of the March Sudbury Sector Police report was distributed to members but unfortunately a representative from Suffolk Police was not available to attend the meeting (copy of report shown at minute pages 306 to 308). RECOMMENDED That the Town Clerk advises Insp. Crick that councillors were disappointed that no one from

Suffolk Police was able to attend the meeting and hoped that they are represented at future meetings. 9. SUFFOLK COUNCILLORS’ REPORTS Councillor Colin Spence reported: Due to preelection restrictions (six week Purdah period) no meetings have taken place since 21st March. At the last cabinet meeting the roles of councillors were reviewed. The Locality Budget and Quality of Life budget will be merged and each councillor will have a budget of £20k to spend in their communities. Councillor John Sayers reported: A two day course entitled Suffolk Master Composter will take place on 12/13th April. RESOLVED That Mr Spence and Mr Sayers be thanked and their reports noted. 10. DISTRICT COUNCILLOR’S REPORT Councillor Adrian Osborne reported: The Planning Inspector has requested that SCC and BDC provide evidence of the financial feasibility of the proposed Chilton development and the two councils met on 8th April to discuss the project. Roadshows have been taking place across the district highlighting the welfare reforms that have recently been introduced. It was unfortunate that Sudbury Advice Centre staff had not been invited to participate in the Sudbury roadshow event. The Suffolk Growth Strategy, which aims to provide a clear strategic focus for the promotion of economic growth across Suffolk, was approved on 14th March for submission to Full Council. Changes to the Constitution have been agreed to both Member structure and committees in order to bring them in line with Mid Suffolk. Officer restructuring is nearly complete but concerns have been raised regarding the availability of officers to people in Sudbury as well as to councillors and Town Hall staff. Peoples Park was sadly given outline planning approval for housing but the following S106 agreements have been recommended: £109,629 to be spent on education, £21,600 to be spent on the Sudbury town centre library, £9,700 to be spent on additional recycling facilities, £36,400 to be given to NHS health, £4,000 to upgrade two bus stops in Waldingfield Road plus obligations for £5,000 contribution towards traffic monitoring and £500 towards a car sharing scheme Open space – 44% LEAP and NEAP play areas (policy HR14) 35% affordable housing. RESOLVED That Mr Osborne be THANKED and his report NOTED. 11. MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS he Mayor informed members that he had attended the following events: 14th March Rotary Young Citizens Awards presentation, 15th March BBC Suffolk Comic Relief interview, March Catchpole Court Comic Relief event, 16th March Gainsborough Trail opening ceremony, 17th March Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts concert, 18th March Welcomed students from Hoxter in Germany, 19th March Attended blessing of new hall at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary school, 19th March Chaired Annual Town Meeting, 21st March Attended Kernos Centre 10 year anniversary celebrations, 25th March Attended Heritage Centre celebrations, 27th March Attended PCSO John Woodgate’s retirement gathering at Sudbury Police station, 28th March Tour of Belle Vue House to discuss potential future community uses, 29th March Officiated at start of Sudbury Fun Run, 29th March Raised the flag at Sudbury Rowing club to start their regatta season, 30th March Mayor’s Charity Ball at the Delphi Centre, 3rd April Met with 9 year old Louis Oakley who has aspirations to become a future Mayor, 4th April Met with Darrell Barnard Jones to arrange diary for ‘Shadowing a Councillor’, 5th April Attended the ‘Hadleigh Mayor at home’ charity evening, 6th April Attended evening at Painters Restaurant. The Mayor also advised members of the forthcoming event: 29th April Charity curry evening at Ballingdon Valley restaurant. The Mayor thanked his Deputy, Mr Adrian Osborne, for attending events on his behalf when required. The Mayor stated he was delighted to inform everyone that three council staff members had completed their qualifications in respect of the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme. RESOLVED That the Mayor’s announcements be NOTED 12. TO RECEIVE THE CAR PARKING GROUP REPORT FROM MR PLATT Mr Platt reported on the Car Parking Group meeting which had taken place in Hadleigh Town Hall on 14th March. He advised members that a proposal had been received from a management company which raised a number of issues and questions but it was clear that savings could be made. A draft budget was considered which compared car parks managed by BDC; by the management company for the Group through a trust body; and by the management company for BDC. 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MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE LEISURE AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE HELD IN THE MEETING ROOM, TOWN HALL ON TUESDAY 30th APRIL 2013 AT 6.30PM PRESENT: Mrs N L A Platt, Mr J M Owen – Mayor, Mrs S M Ayres, Mr P C Gray, Mrs J Osborne, Miss I Pawlic - Councillor Shadowing Scheme – Mrs Osborne, Mr D BarnardJones - Councillor Shadowing Scheme – The Mayor, Mrs S M Brotherwood - Town Clerk, Rev G Webb – St Gregory’s Church 1. SUBSTITUTES AND APOLOGIES Any member attending as an approved substitute to report giving his/her name and the name of the member being substituted. Mrs J Osborne was substitute for Mr A D W F Osborne. Apologies were received from Mr A D W F Osborne, Mr I Pointon and Mr R Smith 2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST Members were asked to declare any interest in the agenda items. In accordance with guidance from Babergh District Council’s Standards Committee, Mr Owen declared that he is a Babergh District Councillor. He asked that it be noted that views expressed at this meeting would be based on information available at the time and might not be the same as those expressed at meetings involving other councils. 3. DECLARATIONS OF GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY The Mayor Mr Owen declared the following: Lunch with Twinned Town Clermont; Meal with the ‘Chain Gang’ as the guest of the Mayor of Colchester 4. REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION No requests for dispensation had been received. 5. MINUTES RESOLVED That the Minutes of the meeting held on 26th March 2013 be confirmed and signed as a correct record. 6. MATTERS PENDING Members discussed the Matters Pending List, a copy of which is

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MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE HIGHWAYS AND FOOTPATHS COMMITTEE HELD IN THE MEETING ROOM, TOWN HALL, SUDBURY ON TUESDAY 30th APRIL 2013 AT 7.30PM PRESENT: Mr R A Platt – Chairman, Mr J M Owen – Mayor, Mrs S M Ayres, Mr N A Bennett, Mrs N L A Ford-Platt, Mr P Gray, Jake Thomas - Councillor Shadowing Scheme – Mr Bennett, Mrs S M Brotherwood – Town Clerk 1. SUBSTITUTES AND APOLOGIES Any member attending as an approved substitute to report giving his/her name and the name of the member being substituted. Apologies were received from Mr R P Smith. There were no substitutions. 2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST Members were asked to declare any interests. In accordance with guidance from Babergh District Council’s Standards Committee, Mr Owen and Mr Bennett declared that they are Babergh District Councillors. They also asked that it be noted that any views expressed at this meeting would be based on information available at the time and might not be the same as those expressed at meetings involving other councils. 3. DECLARATIONS OF GIFTS AND HOSPITALITY There were no declarations of gifts and hospitality. 4. REQUESTS FOR DISPENSATION No requests for dispensation had been received. 5. MINUTES RECOMMENDED That the Minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 26th February 2013 be confirmed and signed as a correct record. 6. MATTERS PENDING LIST Members discussed the Matters Pending List, a copy of which is shown at minute page 329. RECOMMENDED That it is hoped that some of the outstanding issues with Suffolk County Council will be resolved once the Elections (2nd May) have been held. That the Matters Pending list be NOTED 7. CYCLE RACKS Members discussed ideas from the Cycling Club in respect of the location for the two remaining cycle racks. They had suggested one to be located near Roys and one opposite Wetherspoons in North Street. RECOMMENDED That councillor’s would look at these locations and inform the town clerk if they had any concerns; if they did not, then the Town Clerk would check with Suffolk County Council prior to arranging installation of the cycle racks. 8. GAOL LANE PARKING Members discussed disabled parking in Gaol Lane. A letter asking for comments about this idea was sent to all the businesses in Gaol Lane. Only one reply had been received which did not feel all the spaces should be allocated as Disabled. RECOMMENDED That the Town Clerk asks Suffolk County Council to make the three bays in Gaol Lane nearest the Town Hall Disabled parking only and leave the remaining parking spaces outside the businesses as they are. 9. LTP3 CONSULTATION Members noted that Essex County Council had withdrawn the proposals for a Halstead Bypass and one of the reasons for this being quoted as being that Suffolk County Council opposed this as they felt it would bring more traffic into Sudbury. RECOMMENDED That Suffolk County Council be reminded that they agreed to change the signage on the A12 (once the Cuckoo Tye junction was complete) from directing traffic through Halstead to Sudbury to signpost it from the Cuckoo Tye junction. The meeting closed at 8pm



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Suffolk is one of the safest counties in the country. However, we cannot afford to be complacent and it is essential that we continue to work together to combat crime in all its forms. Over the past few weeks, we have seen an increase in hare coursing incidents across the county and have stepped up our response accordingly, using a range of different tactics to catch and convict offenders. Because of this increase, we want to raise awareness of this crime to the whole community, while reminding everyone to remain vigilant and report all suspicious activities. To help us catch the culprits, it is important that incidents are reported to us immediately so that officers can get to the scene as soon as possible. You can help us further by being aware of the following guidelines: • Call 101 to report any suspicious activities or movement of vehicles. No one knows the countryside better than residents of rural communities. You are in the best place to notice unfamiliar people, vehicles and suspicious activities. Information such as the make and direction of travel of vehicles can be extremely valuable. • If people are actively hare coursing on your land, immediately dial 999 and ask for the police. Ideally take note of vehicle makes, colours, registration numbers, times and specific locations. • Under no circumstances approach the offenders or confront them. • Observe the activities from a safe distance, even a neighbouring field, rather than engaging directly with suspected coursers. • Keep the Constabulary informed of further movement and direction, if the suspects have moved on. I would recommend that you register for Police Direct, our hi-tech messaging service which give up-to-date information about crimes and policing issues in your area. Register online via or by telephoning 01473 613997. Suffolk Constabulary has dedicated Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNTs) across the county. Each team has a remit to solve problems identified by local people including the business community. You can contact your local SNT by calling 101 or by visiting

Suffolk Open Studios 2013 What is Suffolk Open Studios? Suffolk Open Studios exists to promote local artists of all mediums and their work to the public. More than 100 artists from Suffolk and the surrounding towns and villages participate each year over a number of summer weekends, opening their doors to the public to allow a unique glimpse into the world of art. Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase original works of art, and in some cases prints, greetings cards or postcards. They can also speak with artists about their work, or even see them at work to discover their techniques. Our aim is to demystify the world of art, bringing artists together with local people, and offering an unusual insight into a fascinating unseen world. When is it? Suffolk Open Studios always run on Saturdays and Sundays in June, from 11am-5pm. The dates for this year are 1/2, 8/9, 15/16, 22/23 and 29/30 June. If you wish to see a specific artist please check the directory book or website for details of when they will be exhibiting as not all artists will be available on every date. What can you expect from Suffolk Open Studios? Open Studios – All 5 weekends in June With nearly 100 Suffolk Open Studio members in and around Suffolk, there really is something for everyone. From watercolour artists to potters, sculptors to jewellery designers, textile artists , photographers & glass work, whatever your tastes or preferences, there will be something for you. The artists open their doors and welcome the public into their studios, workshops or homes to show off their beautiful works of art. It's a fantastic opportunity to gaze at amazing treasures and if you wish, speak to the artist that created it, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. You may even like to pick out a few artists from the directory who are exhibiting and create your own 'studio tour'. Remember the villages too; often members are exhibiting within range of a good pub lunch or tempting teashop, so you can plan a route to make the perfect day out. Entry: FREE Find out More - Look out for the free yellow directory book distributed in May/June to local libraries, galleries, tourist information offices and shops, among others. Visit our website: or follow us on Facebook or Twitter: @suffopenstudios Suffolk Open Studios is a fantastic showcase for local artists and a thoroughly enjoyable day out

Christie Edwin Mauldon J.P. Born in Coggeshall, Essex, the son of Edwin Christie Mauldon and Ann Maria (nee Spurgin). He was to become a master brewer, proprietor of some 22 pubs, Mayor of the Borough three times and Worshipful Master of the town’s Stour Valley Masonic Lodge in 1897. It was during his tenure as Mayor in November 1893 that he was to prove his worth as a great adjudicator and peacemaker when he brokered a deal that saved the town from internecine strife and financial calamity. In October of that year his fellow freemason and manager of the Sudbury savings bank, Henry Cronin Pratt was to abscond on a cross channel ferry with the banks assets thus bankrupting many of the towns citizens and institutions. Pratt was a very influential Subrarian. County Councillor, Secretary and founder of the local conservative association, senior Freemason and Oddfellow and loved by all for his generosity and civic duties. It was only when a very public enquiry was held at the town hall that the unfortunate trustees of the bank, all honourable local worthies who had trusted the man implicitly, discovered that they were liable for the loss. The amount, almost £17,000 (some £millions today), was a massive burden for those men to bear. The creditors were incensed and accusations of fraud and conspiracy engulfed the town. The Mayor, Christie Edwin Mauldon, although a freemason, was fortunately not a trustee. Concerned with the unrest and financial uncertainty that his Borough was facing he approached the Chairman of the Enquiry, Cyril Dodds QC MP, and offered his services. He quickly acted and became the intermediary between trustees and creditors. This great and honourable man, respected by all, proved to have the wisdom of Solomon and the patience of Job. After a few weeks, to alleviate the suffering of the poor creditors (mainly working class artisans and fraternal societies), a deal was agreed. The gullible but decent trustees (clergymen, traders, farmers and the like) offered to repay 17s 6d in the pound. This was agreed and financial calamity was averted, although many of the trustees must have encountered great difficulty. However, without the fortitude and judgement of Christie Mauldon Sudbury would have probably faced great civil unrest. Mauldon was in all ways a true Victorian. He took his civic duties seriously. Together with other local men of substance, the Grimwood building and gas works dynasty, Henry Stanton Oliver (fellow brewer and auctioneer), the surgeon William Inglis Mason, Long Melford’s Rev. Charles Martyn, and many, many others Sudbury was nurtured and strengthened from it’s days as a rotten Borough to a market town of substance. Back to the man himself. In 1875 he purchased the freehold of Ballingdon’s White Horse Inn, where his mother had been licensee, for £1150. They erected a brewery to serve their small estate of nine pubs. Sometime before 1888 he attained the business of Stephen Spurgin (his father in law) which included the Bull Inn, also adjacent to Ballingdon Bridge. A larger brewery was then built in 1900 to replace the fire damaged original and the estate grew to 22 pubs. Mauldon was to marry Alice in 1876 and they were to have three daughters and five sons. The family business connections continued. He took two of his sons into partnership, Christie junior (1882-1944) and John 1884-1951) and after the patriarchs death in 1913 they continued to manage the business. In 1945, following the demise of Christie junior John brought his son, also John into the firm. Seven years after the death of his father John junior, in February 1958, sadly sold the company to Greene King. At that time Mauldons had 22 premises and was brewing some 2000 barrels a year. Our Christie Mauldon was undoubtedly one of Sudbury’s most gifted and conscientious sons. Serving as Mayor thrice, Master of his Masonic Lodge, Alderman and senior businessman we do not see his like today in a society governed by dwarves on the shoulders of giants. He also had to face loss with his customary fortitude. His son George was killed in action on 6th November 1917 and is buried at Beersheba, in what is now Israel. But he was definitely a businessman of some substance and acumen for on his much regretted passing on the 7th January 1913 he left the not inconsiderable estate of £15,188. No man served Sudbury better! Incidentally the family tradition survives. In 1981 Peter Mauldon, grandson of Christie, re-established the business in Sudbury, brewing the famous Blackadder. Retiring in 2000 he sold to Steve and Alison Sims who are now supplying their fine ales to pubs across the country. For the full story of the Sudbury Fugitive Bank Manager read “The Earl, the Rector and the Rogue” by Peter Thorogood, published in December 2012, and available from the TIC or the Masonic Hall. A true Victorian melodrama which traces the fate of Henry Cronin Pratt and those whose lives he affected.



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36th Rotary Prom Concert Featuring The Sudbury Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Matthew Andrews, Leader: Christina Everson, Soloist: Lisa Roberts

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New Beer with old Hops! Mill Green Brewery launched a very special new beer on the 17th of May at the Edwardstone White Horse and will be available in other selected local pubs soon. The beer is called Keyworth’s Midseason, it may not be the catchiest name but it is the name of the Hop used in the brew. Hops are like the seasoning in beer and give it bitterness, flavour and aroma. Much like grapes climate and variety influence the flavours found in them. We are continually brewing new single Hops beers, some from England ‘First Gold’, European Hops like ‘Marynka’ and others from further afield like ‘Citra’ from the USA. Each of these beers are very distinctive, but the more citrusy and fruity flavours from US hops are becoming ever more popular. In the 1940s English hop farmers developed a series of new disease resistant Hops. Keyworth’s Midseason was very popular because it was particularly resistant. Although this hop yielded well Brewers disliked it because of its strong fruity aroma and flavour. Brewers then wanted the subtle earthyness and floral aromas of traditional Hops like Fuggle and Goldings. By the end of the 1960s Keywoth had been replaced by less interesting disease resistant varieties. ‘English’ flavours are still popular but today the British beer consumer and seeking out beers with strong aromas like topical fruit, pine needles and Leeches. This inevitably leads to brewers importing Hops from The USA or even New Zealand. Mill Green Brewery prides it’s self on being as eco-friendly as possible. We saw the opportunity to test out a new (old) English Hop that might have interesting flavours as an exiting one. We would like to hear feedback and what flavours our costumers are getting, though Facebook or Twitter @Mill_Green_Brew as would the Hop growers Charles Faram @CharlesFaram

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What are you looking at? By ex-punk rocker Andrew Stewart-Darling, Senior Pastor, Stour Valley Vineyard Church Be honest, do you like what you see in the mirror? Do you have an image problem? There’s no escaping it, in our culture looks matters. Ask any actor, musician, politician, or man in the street. Our overall confidence and emotional well-being is tied up with it, which I guess is pretty good news if you are in the cosmetic business. Talking of which, Dove, in their latest campaign for “Real Beauty”, recently hired Gil Zamora, an FBI forensic artist to prove that when it comes to looks, we are our own worst enemy. He undertook a social experiment to illustrate the ongoing struggle women have with recognising their own beauty. Without seeing his subjects, the forensic artist created composite sketches of women based on their own descriptions, plus a second sketch based on the description of a stranger that they spent a short amount of time with before the sketch. The end result was extraordinary. In each case the woman’s own description was different than the description by the onlooker. Their faces were full of “flaws”, but when the stranger described them, the sketches were more accurate and more flattering. In an accompanying video a woman tears up as she realises her self-description resulted in a "fatter, sadder" version of herself, while the stranger saw her as "open, friendly and happy." Dove research shows that women are their own worst critics. Only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful. So yes, we do have an image problem. Now, I am not sure quite what percentage of men would consider themselves as good looking or handsome, but the ever-growing shelf of men’s products at my local chemist might be a good indication that low selfesteem and confidence are an issue for us too. Of course, at one level, none of this should surprise us. We are constantly bombarded with advertising, magazines, films and TV programmes showing people’s skin to be clear, wrinkle and spot-free with symmetrical faces, straight noses and super white teeth. Is it any wonder that our self-esteem plummets when we look at ourselves in the mirror? And as the weather warms up (finally) we will become even more conscious of our numerous imperfections and want to spend money to fix them. Yet if we, perhaps, notice more of what we have rather than what we don’t have, our self-perception might just change a little. Maybe we would stop comparing ourselves with others and for once not be left wanting. When I read the Bible I don’t see beautiful, perfect, gorgeous people nominated by God to be an example to others. Instead, I see Moses with a stammer, who chose to have his brother Aaron speak on his behalf. I see Paul the Apostle suffering with a speech impediment, as well as well as having bad eyesight. Jesus himself was described as ordinary in appearance. His disciples were equally described as ordinary. So here is another way to look at ourselves. Polish psychologist Andrew Bienkowski, a man who was exiled to Siberia and starved himself to death so his grandson could eat his meagre rations, said that we could approach ourselves by thinking: I have breath! I have life! I have shelter! I am here… Be inspired to see yourself differently. Look at the four basics of life. If you can say that you have breath, family, somewhere to live and some place to sleep you can say, “Thank God my life is full!” God allows us to focus on his own perfection and goodness and to see ourselves as he sees us. We become grateful and satisfied and learn to avoid discontentment, which always leaves us wanting. King David famously declares in Psalm 23 says, “The Lord is my shepherd and I shall not want.” So the big, fat, honest questions are: what is the “shepherd” of my life? And does it make me not want? Our confidence and self-esteem can come from knowing that we are accepted by a loving and gracious God. And by those who know us, perhaps, better than ourselves. So, come on, put that anti-wrinkle cream back and get real.You too guys! See the Dove ‘Real Beauty Sketches’ video on ASD’s blog: Stour Valley Vineyard is a contemporary church with traditional beliefs. It meets on Sundays 10.30 am at the Delphi Centre, Newton Road, Sudbury (apart from the first Sunday of the month). Full young people’s programme available.

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Robbie Gladwell & Friends Concert at Boxted Hall Robbie Gladwell & Friends will be performing a ‘special’ concert in Boxted Hall, Boxted, IP29 4JT on Saturday 6th July at 7.30pm to help raise funds for Age UK Suffolk and Age UK Essex. The event is being hosted by Jennie and Toby Weller-Poley whose ancestors have lived in the glorious moated manor house since the 14th century and who are delighted to be able to offer their home and host the concert to support Age UK Suffolk and Age UK Essex. Robbie Gladwell (member of Steve Harley’s Cockney Rebel and well-loved local musician) has been supporting Age UK Suffolk and Age UK Essex for 4 years as he wanted to do something to help older people in the local community, particularly those who are isolated and some of whom are frail and lonely. The Robbie Gladwell and Friends concerts bring together many local musicians and singers of very different backgrounds and styles and gives them the chance to showcase their talent. There will also be ‘surprise’ guest appearances of other well known artists! Toby Weller-Poley said “we are absolutely delighted to host the Robbie Gladwell and Friends Concert and help the local community by raising funds for Age UK Suffolk and Age UK Essex. We particularly wanted to help older people who are suffering hardship and are isolated and lonely and in need of support.” Maggie James, Fundraising and Development Officer said “we are once again delighted that Robbie Gladwell (Patron of Age UK Suffolk and great supporter of Age UK Essex) and Friends have offered to do this ‘special’ concert for us at Boxted Hall, which was built in the 14th century and is one of the most beautiful moated manor houses in Suffolk surrounded by 150 acres of undulating ancient park and woodland.” She continued “Robbie highlights our work, raises our profile within the community and helps older people by raising funds for the services we provide, such as befriending for those who are isolated and independence advice which enables older people to stay in their homes with support. We are so very pleased that Jennie and Toby Weller-Poley offered to host this event at their beautiful home to support the local charities. It will be a fantastic evening and Robbie will be inviting other musicians and some very ‘special’ guest performers to join him to make the event one to remember!” Tickets will be available priced at £25.00 (including a light buffet) – contact Maggie James on 01473 359911. Bar refreshments will be available. Parking is available within the grounds which will be signposted. Accommodation is available for those wishing to stay at Boxted Hall, please call 01787 280226

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Local Husband and Wife Team complete Marathon in aid of Breast Cancer Care Victoria and Carl Beswick completed the 2013 Virgin London Marathon with impressive times of 3hrs 55mins and 3hrs 17mins, raising at the last count, an impressive £4378 for Breast Cancer Care, a charity both close to their hearts. Breast Cancer Care is a fantastic charity that provides support for anyone that is affected by breast cancer. They bring people together; provide information and support and campaign for improved standards of care. In the Victoria & Carl Beswick at the end of the 26.2 miles! UK alone, 55,000 women and nearly 400 men are diagnosed with breast cancer every year, which means that every 10 minutes someone receives the devastating news that they have breast cancer. Victoria’s mum, Yvette Pearce from Semer was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in November 2011. Nearly a year and a half after her diagnosis, after going through both chemotherapy and radiotherapy, she is well on the way to recovery. Donations to this charity can be made via:

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It's the Eloise and Alice show at Newton Green Newton Green's pair of fast rising girl golfers are again rewriting the club's record books. The ladies' course record was stretched again by Eloise Aldous and Alice Barlow as the 14-year-olds shared the major honours in the club's 36-hole club championship day. Aldous, who had brought the course record down by three shots to 74 last year, carded a morning round of 73 (two over par), and in the afternoon Eloise Aldous (left) and Alice Barlow Barlow returned the same score to leave them joint course record holders. Barlow's rounds of 74 and 73 gave her the Ann Tankard Trophy for the club championship - three shots better than Aldous (73 and 78), but the latter did not qualify for second place as under the rules of the day restricting winning places to one per player, she had already won the Emmie Hoar Trophy for the best net score, with a total of 136. The pair, who have recently completed their second winter coaching season with the England Girls' squad, have been named as reserves for the full Suffolk side in the forthcoming regional county championship event, with Barlow now playing off five and Aldous seven. Newton Green ladies' championships day: Emily Hoar Trophy (net): 136 Eloise Aldous, 143 Leighanne Wordley, Carol Durston 147. Ann Tankard Club Championship Trophy (gross): 147 Alice Barlow, 169 Emily Penfold, 177 Sally Cade.

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The Boxford Tornado cycling sportive, organised by the Boxford Bike Club, certainly lived up to its breezy name this year, as 400 riders battled against a stiff southerly wind to complete the various routes. Although the day was bright and sunny, the wind gave the participants an extra unexpected challenge, making the event more memorable for some! The event had sold out in a matter of weeks, proving again how popular the sport of cycling has become in this country. Unfortunately the persistent wintry weather meant many riders had less preparation time than they would have wanted. The southerly wind pushed the riders out towards Ixworth at the most northerly point, where they turned south again and battled back to Boxford for the next 30 miles.The faces of the returning riders - a mixture of horror and relief - told the story of how tough the ride had been. An amazing spread of cake, donated by the members of the bike club and local residents awaited their return, organised by a very efficient team of helpers from the Boxford Community Council who were staffing the refreshments this year. The riders donated very generously for the refreshments, recently enabling the bike club to present a cheque for £500 to the community council raised from the proceeds. The feedback from riders was extremely positive, most enjoying the undulating, picturesque route and the friendly, welcoming atmosphere of the event, not to mention the abundant amount of homemade cake! A successful event like this, obviously wouldn't happen without the help and cooperation of many. Our thanks go to the Boxford Community Council for offering to run the refreshments, to the bakers who donated the cakes and to the army of volunteers who marshalled the event. Lastly we would like to say a big thank you to the residents of Boxford, especially those who live in Homefield for happily accommodating all the two wheeled folk for the day. Matthew Shinn

Dates for your Diary... 1st-22nd June 10am - 5pm Creative Forces: Jonathon Clarke & Colin Slee. A Gainsborough Exhibition. Normal Entry price- Adults £5.50 “Gainsborough House, Sudbury, CO10 2EU 01787 372958 Saturday 1st June 11am & 2pm Strolling In Gainsborough’s Footsteps’. A themed guided walk. £4 a ticket. Sudbury Tourist Information. The Library, Sudbury. 01787 881320 Saturday 1st June 7.30pm Quay Music ~ Ga Ga Rock Anthems Tickets £15. Friends £14. The Quay Theatre, Quay Lane, Sudbury. CO10 2AN 01787 374745 Saturday 1st June 8pm - 11.15pm Delphi Ballroom Dance Tickets £7 on the door. Delphi Social Club, Sudbury CO10 2RR Sue Baxter 01787 227876 Saturday 1st June 7.30pm Quiz Night in aid of Sudbury Newstalk Tickets £5 St. Peter’s, Market Hill, Sudbury. CO10 2TL” Stuart Letten 01787 281858 or Sudbury Tourist Office 01787 881320 Saturday 1st June/Sunday 2nd June 10am - 4pm Stratford St. Mary Grand Flower Festival. Free Entry, Dedham Rd, Stratford St. Mary. CO7 6LS. 07733 232379 Sunday 2nd June 3pm Quay Children ~ The Henry VIII Show Tickets £7.50. Child £6.Family £24. The Quay Theatre, Quay Lane, Sudbury. CO10 2AN 01787 37474 Sunday 2nd June 11am - 5pm Boxford Open Gardens £4.50 Boxford Village. Angela Tolputt 01787 212264 Wednesday 5th/Thursday 6th June 2pm & 7.30pm Quay Film ~ Les Miserables (12A) Tickets £5. Friends £4.50. The Quay Theatre, Quay Lane, Sudbury. CO10 2AN 01787 374745 Friday 7th June 7.30pm Quay Music ~ Cardy and Coke with Steve Cherelle. Tickets £13. Friends £12. The Quay Theatre, Quay Lane, Sudbury. CO10 2AN 01787 374745 Friday 7th June 8pm Nicolas Meier Group at Fleece Jazz £18 under 21’s half price. Stoke by Nayland Hotel CO6 4PZ 01787 211865 Saturday 8th June 7.30pm Concert - Faure and Brahms Tickets £12 Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford 01787 762097 Saturday 8th June 10am Nearly New Sale - Baby and Children’s Clothes. Free Entry. Scout Hall, Quay Lane, Sudbury. CO10 2AU. Saturday 8th June 7.30pm Kingfisher String Ensemble. Tickets £12.50. St. Mary the Virgin, Edwardstone. 01787 210303 Saturday 8th June 12pm - 4pm The Lamarsh Fête to be opened by Bunny Campione of Antiques Road Show. Free Admission and Parking. Saturday 8th June 9am - 4pm Craft & Gift Fair Free Entry St. Peter’s, Market Hill, Sudbury. CO10 2TL Saturday 8th June 7.30pm Quay Music ~ Crisium - Letters from the Voyage. Tickets £12. No Concessions. The Quay Theatre, Quay Lane, Sudbury. CO10 2AN Saturday 8th June 11am-4pm 7.30pm Church Fête. Concert featuring The Accidentals and Flat Broke. Tickets £6 each.Child free. St. Andrew’s Church, Gt. Cornard.Rev. Chris Ramsey 01787 376293 01787 468600 Sunday 9th June 6.30pm Songs Of Praise (1913 inspired music) St. Andrew’s Church, Gt. Cornard.”Rev. Chris Ramsey 01787 376293. Sunday 9th June 8pm - 10.30pm Jazznights at The Cherry Tree - Simon Spillett (sax) Entry £8. The Cherry tree, Knowl Green, Belchamp St. Paul. CO10 7BY 01787 237263 Sunday 9th June 2pm - 6pm Nayland Open Gardens Tickets £5. Nayland Village Monday 10th June 3.30pm onwards Sudbury 1913. Unveiling Gainsborough’s Statue. Grand Re-Enactment Market Hill and throughout Sudbury Town 01787 372958 Monday 10th June 2pm-4pm Unveiling of Thomas Gainsborough’ Guided walk in 1913 costumes. Tickets £4 Meet at the Sudbury Library. CO10 2EN 01787 881320 Monday 10th June 10.30am-12.30pm Gainsborough Country’ Walk Tickets One Guinea (£1.05) available from Sudbury Tourist Information. Meet Gainsborough Statue. 01787 881320 Tuesday 11th June Day visit to Deene Park, Corby, Northants, the Brudenell family home since 1514. Sudbury Decorative & Fine Arts Society. £35 to include lunch. Details and booking form from Chris on 01787 247515 Wednesday 12th June 2pm & 7.30pm Quay Film Lincoln ( PG 13) Tickets £5. Friends £4.50 The Quay Theatre, Quay Lane, Sudbury. CO10 2AN 01787 374745 Thursday 13th June 10.30am Quay Film Club - Frederick Fellini, The Quay Theatre, Quay Lane, Sudbury. CO10 2AN 01787 374745. Friday 14th June 7.30pm Quay Special Honor Blackman Tickets £16. Friends £15. The Quay Theatre, Quay Lane, Sudbury. CO10 2AN 01787 374745 Friday 14th June 8pm Mari Wilson & Ian Shaw at Fleece Jazz £18 under 21’s half price Stoke by Nayland Hotel CO6 4PZ 01787 211865 Saturday 15th June 7.30pm - 11pm Barn Dance Tickets £10 forn Sudbury Tourist office. Scout Hall, Quay Lane, Sudbury. CO10 2AU 07946 791985. Saturday 15th June 7.30pm Quay Music - Sounds of Simon Tickets £15. No Concessions. The Quay Theatre, Quay Lane, Sudbury. CO10 2AN. 01787 374745 Saturday 15th/Sunday 16th June 10.30am - 5pm Vintage Steam Rally Great Waldingfield. Great Waldingfield Airfield Paul Goodchild 01787 372478

Sunday 16th June 3pm SPECIAL SHOWING Quay Film American Graffiti (PG) Hotrods and Kustoms on view in car park. In aid od Brain Tumour Research. Tickets £10. No concessions. The Quay Theatre, Quay Lane, Sudbury. CO10 2AN 01787 374745 Sunday 16th June 2pm - 5.30pm NGS Open Garden- Rosemary Admission £3.50. Rosemary, East Bergholt. CO7 6TH 01206 298241 Sunday 16th June 2pm - 5.30pm NGS Group Open Gardens- Long Melford. Admission £4. Hall St. Long Melfrod. CO10 9JQ. Sunday 16th June 3.30pm Summer Concert- Sudbury Choral Society. The Music of Burt Bacharach. Tickets £8. St. Peter’s, Market Hill, Sudbury. CO10 2TL. 01787 370574 Tuesday 18th June The Shakers: their Beliefs, Architecture and Artifacts Illustrated talk by John Ericson. Sudbury Decorative & Fine Arts Society. 11am noon. Visitors by prior arrangement with Sarah on 01449 736496 Wednesday 19th June 2pm & 7.30pm Quay Film - Hyde Park On Hudson. Tickets £5. Friends £4.50 The Quay Theatre, Quay Lane, Sudbury. CO10 2AN 01787 374745 Thursday 20th June Visit to Green Light Trust - Lawshall. Limited numbers. Booking Required. Free. Green Light Trust, Lawshall. Jane Hatton 01787 468634 Friday 21st June 8pm Ray Gelato Giants at Fleece Jazz £20 under 21’s half price Stoke by Nayland Hotel CO6 4PZ 01787 211865 Saturday 22nd June 7.30pm 36th Rotary Prom. featuring the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra. Tickets £10. Child and students half price. St. Peter’s, Market Hill, Sudbury. CO10 2TL. Tickets available from Sudbury Tourist Office or Compact Music. 01787 881320 Saturday 22nd June 10am-4pm Long Melford Book Fair. Admission £1. Child free. Long Melford, Memorial Hall. Chris Missing 01245 361609. Saturday 22nd June 10am - 5pm FREE entry to Gainsborough’s House Free Entry. Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury. CO10 2EU. 01787 372958 Saturday 22nd June 7.30pm Quay Special - Dr. Marty Jopson the scientist. Tickets £10. Children/Students £8. The Quay Theatre, Quay Lane, Sudbury. CO10 2AN 01787 374745 Saturday 22nd June/Sunday 23rd June All day Sat. & Sun. Live & Kicking Music Festival. Sat £20. Sun £15. Brundon Lane Sudbury CO10 7HN Tickets on sale Sudbury Tourist Office.01787 881320. Sunday 23rd June 7.30pm Quay Drama - In Health And In Sickness. The History of the Bartlet. Tickets £9. Concessions £8 The Quay Theatre, Quay Lane, Sudbury. CO10 2AN 01787 374745 Sunday 23rd June 10am - 5pm NGS - Little Waldingfield Gardens. Combined Admission £5. The Maltings & The Priory CO10 0SW 01787 247335 Sunday 23rd June 12 noon-8pm Taste Of Sudbury 2013. Food & Drink Festival Free Entry + free Tasters. St. Peter’s, Market Hill, Sudbury. CO10 2TL Jane Hatton 01787 468634 Sunday 23rd June 8pm - 10.30pm Jazznights at The Cherry Tree - Nicholas Meier (gtr) Entry £8 The Cherry tree, Knowl Green, Belchamp St. Paul. CO10 7BY 01787 237263 Tuesday 25th June 25th Tuesday 7.30pm The Kerseys of Wetherdon - a talk with Julie Kersey. £2 members. £2.50 non-members. Long Melford Village Hall. Penny 01787 370598. Wednesday 26th June 2pm & 7.30pm Quay Film - Mama Tickets £5. Friends £4.50 The Quay Theatre, Quay Lane, Sudbury. CO10 2AN 01787 374745 Thursday 27th/Friday 28th June 7.30pm Quay Drama - Murdered To Death Tickets £9. No Concessions. The Quay Theatre, Quay Lane, Sudbury. CO10 2AN Friday 28th June 9.30am - 2pm Sudbury Farmers Market FREE St. Peter’s, Market Hill, Sudbury. CO10 2TL”07704 627973 Friday 28th June 8pm Alan Barnes and David Newton at Fleece Jazz. £18 under 21’s half price Stoke by Nayland Hotel CO6 4PZ 01787 211865 Friday 28th June 9am - 4pm Craft & Gift Fair Free Entry St. Peter’s, Market Hill, Sudbury. CO10 2TL Sunday 30th 10am - 5pm Sudbury Open Gardens - in aid of St. Nicholas Hospice Tickets £5 Florence 01787 311221

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Sudbury & Long Melford Community News, June 2013