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Community News

May 2010

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15th May: The 171st Hadleigh Show! 2010 is the 171st year of this popular traditional country show. A fun day out for the whole family, the show will again be held in the picturesque setting of Holbecks Park by kind invitation of Mr and Mrs Robert Holden. Visitors can enjoy the Food Hall, Art and Sculpture exhibition, Flower Show, Rural Craft Marquee, Ipswich Hospital Band, Funfair, Donkey Rides, Vintage Tractors, Poultry and Waterfowl, Foxhounds, Bloodhounds, Beagles, Grand Parade of prize winning horses, cattle and sheep, Show Jumping, a wide variety of tradestands and refreshment stands selling a selection of locally produced British farm food. In the countryside area there will be demonstrations of sheep shearing, spinning, weaving, pottery, wood turning, etc. and the countryside ring will offer a programme of displays and demos including Suffolk horses, falconry, sheep dog handling, ferrets

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Forthcoming Dates for your Diary Every Tuesday morning (term time only) Hadleigh Craft Club at URC Hall (Ansell Centre), Hadleigh from 9.40am-12pm 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. All welcome Saturday May 1st 2.00-4.00pm Scrabble - Hadleigh URC, Community Room Tuesday May 4th 10.00-11.30am Come in for Coffee - Hadleigh URC, Community Room, 10.00-11.30am Church open for Prayer - Hadleigh URC Wednesday May 5th 7.30pm Churches Together Prayer – Salvation Army Thursday May 6th 9.45-11am, Toddler Group - Hadleigh URC, Community Room Saturday May 8th 2.00-4.00pm Scrabble - Hadleigh URC, Community Room Saturday May 8th The Friends of St. Mary’s Church, Hadleigh High School Concert, 7 pm in St. Mary’s Church. Saturday May 8th RNLI Open Garden at The Priory Hall, Benton Street, 3.00 - 6.00 pm, Refreshments available, free parking, £3 entrance. Saturday May 9th Continental Market in the Car Park next to Barclays Bank, High Street, Hadleigh 9 am - 6 pm. Monday May 10th Hadleigh U3A 2.30pm in the Ansell Centre. Monthly Meeting, including a talk entitled “The Life of George Formby” by John Bright. Monday May 10th 7.30 pm HADLEIGH AND DISTRICT GARDEN CLUB Meeting in the Community Room at the rear of the United Reformed Church access from Duke Street. “Weather forecasting and Climate Change” by Steve Western. £1 member £2 visitors includes refreshments. Tuesday May 11th Hadleigh and District Flower Club Beaumont School, Hadleigh. A flower demonstration by Mrs Lynne Barrow from Potter Heigham “Something from Nothing”. Members £1 visitors £3, all wellcome, Tuesday May 11th 10.00-11.30am Come in for Coffee - Hadleigh URC, Community Room, 10.00-11.30am Church open for Prayer - Hadleigh URC Thursday May 13th 9.45-11am Toddler Group - Hadleigh URC, Community Saturday May 15th 2.00-4.00pm Scrabble - Hadleigh URC, Community Room Sunday May 16th 6.30pm Churches Together Christian Aid Service, St Mary’s Church Tuesday May 18th 10.00-11.30am Come in for Coffee - Hadleigh URC, Community Room, 10.00-11.30am Church open for Prayer - Hadleigh URC Tuesday May 18th 7.30 pm HADLEIGH EVENING WOMENS INSTITUTE meeting in the Seminar Suite above the Library, High Street, Hadleigh. Resolutions meeting with Elmsett & Aldham WI. Visitors welcome, no charge for first visit. Thursday May 20th 9.45-11am Toddler Group - Hadleigh URC, Community Saturday May 22nd 2.00-4.00pm Scrabble - Hadleigh URC, Community Room Saturday May 22nd Three Choirs Concert, compered by BBC Radio Suffolks Stephen Foster, is taking place at St John the Baptist Church, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich on Saturday 22nd May 2010 at 7.30pm. Tickets £6.00 from Secretary of the Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir on 01449 672600 or Saturday May 22nd 7:30pm, Armchair Players rehearsed play reading “Death in Character” by Stuart Ardern at the Ansell Community Centre (URC). Tickets £2:50 from The Idler bookshop, 37 High Street, Hadleigh. Saturday May 22nd 7pm Annual General Meeting of the Hadleigh Healing Society at the Guildhall, Hadleigh followed by an evening of Clairvoyance. All Welcome. Tuesday May 25th 10.00-11.30am Come in for Coffee - Hadleigh URC, Community Room, 10.00-11.30am Church open for Prayer - Hadleigh URC Wednesday May 26th 8.00pm What do you think? – The George Thursday May 27th Fidelis Monthly Meeting: - 7.30 pm, URC Community

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District Councillor Brian Riley will be holding his monthly walk in surgery on Saturday 8th May in the Hadleigh Library. You are welcome to drop in and discuss your concerns and interest in the well being of our town The Friends of St. Mary’s Church, Hadleigh invite you to

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A team of colleagues from the Hadleigh branch of Ipswich Building Society took part in an adventurous fundraising event for St Elizabeth Hospice. They were among 80 people in fancy dress who were blindfolded and dropped at a secret location for the event called the Great Xscape. They were sponsored to find their way back, but no money, phones or maps were allowed. They met at the Butt and Oyster pub at Pin Mill, Ipswich, at around 9.30am on Saturday March 20. The Hadleigh team, made up of Sandra Rowson, Chloe Brown, Annie Jackman and Jessica Bologa, made it back in around 1hr 34mins. They raised hundreds of pounds for the Hospice, which provides specialist care for patients throughout East Suffolk including the Hadleigh area. The women also held a number of fundraising initiatives the building society itself and were grateful for the support of their customers and colleagues. It is the second time St Elizabeth Hospice, which is charity based in Foxhall Road, Ipswich and relies on public support and fundraising, has organised the Great Xscape event and it is set to go ahead next year from a different mystery location. Great Xscape organiser Rachael Mittell said: “We are grateful to the Hadleigh team for their support and the amazing money they raised which will make a difference.” For more information on the hospice or how to support it visit

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B.V. Hicks is a family run, electrical retailer that has been in operation in Suffolk for over 50 years. Opened in 1955 in Station Road, Stowmarket by Brian Hicks and his new wife Cora, Hicks set out to deliver people with high quality electronics at competitive prices accompanied with excellent service, ideals that still ring true today. After relocating in 1959 to 29 Ipswich Street they expanded into Hadleigh in 1968 before moving to the current premises in the High Street in 1974, where they have continued to provide high quality electrical goods ever since. Brian and Cora continued to show an active involvement even beyond their retirement in 2003. Sadly Cora passed away earlier this year. With a range of some of the finest products the market has to offer including audio and visual from leading brands such as Sony and Panasonic combined with staff that know everything you need to know about the forthcoming digital switchover. Hicks also provide a range of domestic appliances, with household names such as AEG, Bosch, Liebherr, Siemens and Zanussi, as well as being one of only a small handful of Miele dealers in Suffolk. Their in depth product knowledge, combined with their local knowledge, allows for a personal service to suit that is not always available from larger stores. It is this knowledge and excellent delivery times which has provided generations of families in Suffolk with the things you need to cope with everyday life.

Hadleigh’s Footpath Volunteers Walking Festival Weekend, May 21st, 22nd and 23rd Friday 21st. Kersey Circular:- Leaving St. Mary’s School at 6.30pm. and heading north west along the historic monks path through Oaks Tye and down the hill past the church to the famous cart wash. ( ford.). There will be time to taste the liquid delights at the Bell Inn, before we return to the school via Kersey Vale, and Coram Street. Saturday 22nd: S.E. Hadleigh Circular:- This walk will leave St. Mary`s School at 9am. We will proceed down Benton Street to Benton End Farm, and turn east for the climb up through the wood over looking the Brett Valley. The views are quite stunning up here on a fine spring morning. We then walk past the old railway line, and on to Pond hall and the industrial estate. Returning to the school via Valley Farm, Durrants Farm, and Tower Mill lane. Saturday 22nd: Layham, and Hadleigh Heath Circular:- This walk will leave St. Mary’s School at 2pm. and proceed to Hadleigh Heath via Tinkers Lane, Layham Road Sports Ground, Hill Farm, Bullicky Fenn, Rands Farm, and Pott`s Cottages. Returning to the school via Pott’s Farm, Halfway House, Park Farm Holbecks, Toppesfield Bridge, and Dukes Street. Sunday 23rd. Wolves Wood, Aldham, Burstal, and Hintlesham:- This walk will leave St. Marys School at 1030am., and we will walk up George St., Tower Mill Lane, across the Ipswich Road, through Wolves Farm, Wolves Wood, pass Aldham Priory, Northlands House, Burstal Hill, Home Wood, and Hintlesham Hall Golf Course. We will return to Hadleigh by bus from Hintlesham George at 2.15pm. arriving back at 2.28pm. Due to some wet, and rough parts on some of the walks we recommend that participants wear strong walking shoes, or boots. Do not forget a waterproof garment, just in case it rains, and if it is hot a hat is a good idea. We also suggest that you bring along a drink. Your dog is most welcome to join us, but please keep it on a lead when walking through livestock. Further information about these walks, or the activities of the footpath volunteers may be obtained from David Warner, Hadleigh’s Footpath Warden on 01473 823156, or 07749 732941.

Black Cat Club Our speaker for March was unable to attend however, as usual; we managed a great St Patrick’s Day meeting with a quiz, raffle and some delicious Irish cake kindly made by Janet. Following on our Easter meeting proved to be reminiscent of our childhood with egg decorating and Easter headbands followed by Easter eggs. Everyone enjoyed the evening and it was good to spend some relaxing time with colleagues. We are all looking forward to our theatre trip to see the Full Monty and I am sure there will be plenty to discuss at the next meeting!!!! We meet at the Sidney Brown Court every other Wednesday so why not come along and join in our festivities. Lynn Todhunter

Royal National Lifeboat institution On 3rd April 2010 a Street Collection was held on behalf of the RNLI outside the Buyright Store in Hadleigh. The amount collected was 3302.46 with no deductions for expenses. Many thanks to those who contributed to this collection.

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I found all that bad weather so depressing. Now that fairer times are with us these good months are disappearing before our very eyes. I did enjoy the Hadleigh Choral Society concert at Snape Maltings Concert Hall on 27 March just before the clocks sprung forward by an hour. The Choir performed with gusto some heavy duty works and was ably supported by the Colchester Symphony Orchestra. John Lill played Brahms’ Piano Concerto No 1 on a gleaming Steinway grand, to boot. I am not an early bird by nature. I did though join the Hadleigh Chamber of Commerce breakfast at the Eight Bells to hear the Sales and Marketing Director of Hintlesham Hall. We had some unique insights into the running of the hotel and mention of various ghosts there; one, a little girl, was seen only a few weeks before. The picture shows me at Colne Valley Railway just outside of Castle Hedingham. I popped in during the afternoon of Easter Sunday. It is well worth a visit and re-creates the romance of rail travel of a by-gone era. Whenever I tinkle the grand, Tea for Two is my signature tune. My family has always had afternoon tea on a Saturday and Sunday. For a treat I had a gala tea for some good friends of the family. I do love getting out the tea service, polishing the silver spoons, laying doilies and baking some goodies. Perhaps the joys of tea will catch-on again. I know that it is something that you do – it is our kind of thing! I was so pleased when James Morton Smith and Lee Sands invited me to join them in their marquee at Hadleigh Show on Saturday, 15 May. Morton Smith and Sands is a successful firm of estate agents in Hadleigh and its environs having built up a good reputation. I would be delighted to meet my readers – do come and find me. You will also catch me at the classic car gathering at Christchurch Park in Ipswich on Sunday, 2 May (9.30 to 11.00 a.m.) at the start of a road run to Felixstowe. My clients in Hadleigh and its environs and in London are keeping me busy with their property dealings. The market has come to life. As always do come to see me at an early stage – it will pay you dividends. Howard Gibbons

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On the evening of Wednesday 14th April representatives of various churches came together for an historic event. At the first Churches Together in Hadleigh (CTiH) Forum we formally agreed a constitution that governs how we are to work together as churches based in and around Hadleigh. The churches that have adopted the constitution are Hadleigh Salvation Army Corp, Hadleigh United Reformed Church, St Mary’s Hadleigh, St Joseph’s Hadleigh, St Andrew’s Layham and All Saints Shelley. There are at least five other churches that are currently agreeing the CTiH constitution in their own governing bodies and who we hope will join CTiH at a later Forum. Also on that evening we elected officers and trustees for CTiH. Those elected were: Moderator: Revd Jim Dalgleish Deputy Moderator vacant Secretary Mr Graham Brook Treasurer Revd Eric Fisher Trustees Mrs Marion Giles, Mr Jonas Grist, Mr Brian Riley, Mr John Scanlon CTiH is now a Voluntary Association and as soon as our income level permits it, we will apply to the Charity Commission to become a registered charity. You may be asking why we are going through all of these organisational hoops, rather than getting on with the work of being churches and working together. That is a very valid question and the answer is quite simple. As a registered charity we will be able to access funds and grants, which are not available to informal bodies. We will also be able to employ a Youthworker, which is one of the main projects of CTiH. There are three main aspects of the work of CTiH at present: • Worshipping Together – at a variety of times throughout the year, Christians come together for worship. CTiH organises those times of joint worship. • Praying Together – Christians pray as individuals, as churches and in inter-denominational groups. “Encounter” is the name of a new working group in CTiH that is seeking to plan and encourage more opportunities and more diverse ways for Christians throughout the area to come together for prayer. • Hadleigh Youth Ministries – This is the CTiH project to provide a part-time Youthworker for the young people of Hadleigh. Already over £14000 has been pledged towards this project. The working group are ensuring all of the many, essential policies and documents are in place. We will then advertise the post and aim to recruit someone to start in September. With all this activity and opportunities for further work, I hope you can see why we felt that we needed to be more formally organised. I hope that you will also consider how you can support this exciting work with prayer, finance or time. The next Forum will be at 7.30pm on Wednesday 14th July at the Salvation Army. Please come along. If you would like to be involved in the activities of one of the three working groups, please get in touch and you will receive contact information. Yours in Christ, Jim Dalgleish (Moderator, Churches Together in Hadleigh)

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Library Link Toptime Over 55 and looking to make new friends? Join our Toptime session every Wednesday from 10.30am to 12.00am. In May, activities include an opportunity to catch up on the Six Book Challenge as well as a book review, a visit from Age Concern, great fun with Ipswich Monopoly and a visit from Hadleigh Twinning Association. If there is something you would like to do, please let us know. We are always open to new ideas. Sundays Older children’s activities in May are all about communication. Sunday 2nd May is about stamps and letters. You’ll be able to design stamps and write letters. Telephones are the subject on Sunday 9th May and you can have a go at making a simple telephone with cups and string and design your own mobile phone. 16th May is cracking the code, learn how to create messages in Morse and solve code puzzles. On Sunday 23rd May find out about calligraphy and how quills are made. For the last Sunday in May we come back to the present exploring how we communicate using computers. Activities start at 11.30am. We also have a storytime session for younger children from 10.30am which includes a craft activity. Mental Health & Wellbeing Information Service Do you or a friend or relative have a mental health concern? The Mental Health and Wellbeing Information Service is a confidential service which provides recommended books and links to recommended websites. The service also provides information on self care and self help material plus contact details for local organisations and groups. Suffolk libraries have information on a wide range of mental health conditions, local and national organisations, online self help tools including where and how to get help. If you would like further information please visit or contact any Suffolk library. Home Library Service Do you find it difficult to visit a library because of age, disability, illness or special circumstances? If so we can deliver books and spoken word cassettes or CDs to you through the Suffolk At Home Library Service. A volunteer will visit you regularly with a selection for you to choose from. You can also request specific titles or subjects via your volunteer or the internet. When they are available, we will deliver them on one of our regular visits to your home. If you would like to receive this service, you can apply via any Suffolk Library. We will then contact you to arrange a visit. Reservations Can’t find the item you’re looking for. Why not reserve it? All reservations are free. To access the catalogue you can either visit our website with your card number and PIN or speak to a member of staff who will be happy to help. It’s free! Tell your friends and family - It's free to join the library and everyone is welcome. Did you know that with a library card you can borrow up to 20 books for free? You can also borrow CDs, DVDs, computer games and spoken word such as story cassettes/CDs for a small charge – ask our staff for details. You can use the internet for free in every library too – our computer system means that you can book in advance to surf the net or just pop in and see if a PC is free. If you would like to join please bring some formal identification, eg bank statement, utility bill, driving license etc and proof of signature.

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Hadleigh’s New Fire Station For more than half a decade, Hadleigh fire station has been based at the market place in Hadleigh. Now after 11 months of building work, HIGH the new Community fire STREET, HADLEIGH Bookings station in Tel Calais Street is & Enquiries 01473 822151 almost ready to be opened. The 46 week building schedule began in June 2009 and was due to be completed by April 14. After that there has been a period of time installing the new IT equipment to get the station fully prepared to move in to. Once those finishing touches have been made, the 11 retained fire fighters will make the move across Hadleigh to their new station. I spoke to Hadleigh’s watch manager Matthew


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Barber about the move. He can’t wait to get into the new fire station and get started. Matthew has been a fireman for 18 years now and although he and his team will miss the old station, they are excited about moving in to the new build. Matthew said: “We as a crew are very much looking forward to moving to the new station. We feel very fortunate to have been lucky enough to be one of the few stations chosen to have a total rebuild. The new station will give the crew a real sense of pride and we see it as reward for the massive commitment we give to the local community for the service we provide.” As well as Matthew, there are 2 crew managers, Dale Willings and Steve Tampion. Our 7 fire fighters are Tom Robinson, David Everett, Paul Barton, David George, Tony Faulkner, Jason Folkard and Steve Horsley. Talking about the old station, Matthew said: “A lot of the crew members have spent many years at this station. I for one have been here almost half my life. We have all spent many enjoyable hours at the old station and we've seen many crew members come and go. There will be things that we take from the old station, items of memorabilia that have been here for years so we will still have things to remind us and of course many fond memories too.” The current plot is now too small to accommodate the training facilities the crew need to keep up with the training requirements of the job. It would also need total refurbishment, so instead the decision was made to build a new one. Matthew said: “It has served its purpose in terms of its useful life now.” Suffolk County Council has wanted to relocate to a new site for years. Money was always the stumbling block but now they have finally achieved that goal. A private finance initiative scheme has helped fund the move and over a 25 year period, ownership should be back in the hands of the Council. The old building, which was built in the 1950’s, will be sold off, with the money going towards paying for the new station. The multi-million pound scheme meant new one-bay retained stations for Needham Market, Lowestoft, Nayland and Hadleigh. Several sites were considered for the new station, including a site at Lady Lane Industrial Estate. The final decision was to build it along Calais Street, opposite Buyright. The only other downside is that this location is further across town for most of the crew, who live the opposite side of Hadleigh. It may take them a little longer to respond to some incidents, especially if they have to travel through Hadleigh to get there, but there were no alternative sites available. Although being on the edge of town does mean that they are closer to some of the main roads out of Hadleigh. Matthew said: “It makes our access to half the area we cover easier.” The new build is state of the art in terms of fire stations. For the first time Matthew and his crew will have proper heating in the station, as up to now they have only had storage heaters. They will even have lights that automatically turn on and off as you enter and exit each room. Matthew added: “The station as a whole will just be a nicer place to work.” Another plus point is that it will have better facilities which will enable the crew to focus more on their training. It has a big drill yard with a training tower and there is space for derelict cars to help with their practicing. No more will they have to travel to a scrap yard in Assington or visit other sites with suitable buildings and enough space to do their training. Matthew says that this will ensure that when they do get called out, they are as prepared as they can be for whatever situation. So after a long time trying to get a new fire station and then waiting for it to be built, the time is almost here for the fire crew of Hadleigh to move into their new home. Lee Hammond

Jamie Perry 1/11/81 - 14/3/10 have been We overwhelmed by all the kind words, cards and heartfelt messages sent to us and Jamie’s wife Jo, and daughters Felicity (4) and Alexus (2), thank you all. Special thanks to Kerry Baker and all local businesses for their raffle prizes and donations to the Jamie Perry Appeal. We would like to thank everyone involved with the selling and buying of raffle tickets. Family and friends have been a great support at this sad time and Jamie would have been so proud to have had such great mates who have shown us how much his friendship meant to them. Jamie passed away doing something he loved so much, he will be sadly missed by us all. Thank you everyone, Debbie, Herby, Vicky, Kerry, Jo, Felicity and Alexus

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Three Choirs Concert 2010 is the 10th Anniversary of the East Anglian Air Ambulance and the Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir are pleased to present the Three Choirs Concert in aid of this very worthwhile cause. The Choir will be joined by their friends from the Essex Police Choir and the Hertfordshire Constabulary Choir to perform an evening of enjoyable music. The concert, to be compered by BBC Radio Suffolks Stephen Foster, is taking place at St John the Baptist Church, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich on Saturday 22nd May 2010 commencing at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at 6.00 each. For tickets or more information contact the Secretary of the Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir on 01449 672600 or email:











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Eat Puddings and Help Raise Cash for Childrens Hospice! It’s always a dilemma – which pudding to choose. Does chocolate win over fruity, hot over cold? How can you compare a delicious cheesecake with a sherry trifle or a crisp pavlova with a bread and butter pudding? Will eyebrows be raised if you ask for a little of each? Worry no more! Local award winning, hearing care specialists, The Hearing Care Centre have created an opportunity for dessert lovers to spend an evening in pudding paradise at Arlingtons Brasserie, in Ipswich Town Centre. You will not only be allowed but positively encouraged to sample every dessert on the menu, and at the same time raise money for East Anglian Children’s Hospice (EACH) Treehouse Appeal. As soon as the EACH appeal was launched, The Hearing Care Centre, who are big charity fundraisers, felt they needed to help, and were straight onto organising this scrumptious fundraiser. On the night guests will enjoy a delicious main course, although portions are smaller than normal to allow you to indulge in the wide selection of puddings available! Plenty of pudding wines will be available to purchase, and we will be also holding an auction with lots of prizes to be won. Karen Finch, The Hearing Care Centre MD and self-confessed dessert lover said, “The pudding club promises to be an excellent night out. Ditch the diet just for one night and come and help us raise money for EACH appeal!” The Charity Pudding Club Evening is being held on Tuesday 4th May 2010 (7.30pm), at Arlingtons Brasserie, Museum Street, Ipswich. Tickets are excellent value, priced at just £20.00pp. Tables are limited, so book as soon as you can on 01473 228075 or at

Hadleigh Healing Society We are only a few days away from a General Election when a government will be put in place to serve the country for the next term. Speeches made, promises given, opinion polls taken and now it is down to US to put that cross on the ballot paper. There is one sure fact emerging that things are in a mess and it will take time to put it right. Everyone is going to be affected by whatever action to put things right. Some people cope better than others with uncertainty. We the qualified healers can help by listening to those who feel overwhelmed by problems which touch their lives. We make no judgement and it is all in the strictest confidence. If you feel you need that help please telephone 01473 823282 (answer machine) or log onto for an appointment. The Annual General Meeting of the Hadleigh healing Society will be held on Sunday 23rd May, 7pm at The Guildhall, Hadleigh. After the business has been completed there will be a demonstration of clairvoyance by Jean Curtis and Tom Stock, two well known mediums from the Dovercourt area. Please come along, all welcome.

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News from St Mary’s School Easter Activity Day: Our day began with our Easter Service at St Mary’s Church. We all walked down to the church and heard about the first Easter time through songs, readings and a talk by the Dean, Martin Thrower, who reminded us with a very visual display of how Jesus took away all the wrong things in our lives, on that first Easter. After the service, all the children who had made hats as part of their homework activity paraded in front of everyone, with Martin having the difficult task of choosing winners! Easter Eggs-periment! On our Easter activity day the children of Years Five and Six put to the test parachutes of their own design and making. This was in response to a challenge to keep a fresh egg in the air for as long as possible, as well as to land it safely. Most chose to work with a partner and the range of innovation was very impressive. The whole school were a very excited audience for the actual test. To loud countdowns and rising tensions, each parachute was dropped with its fragile load from the top of the biggest ladder we could find! Some eggs were clearly ‘scrambled’ as they hit the ground with a slushy thud, whilst others managed to land safely. Balloons, carrier bags, wire, jay-cloths, string, bubble wrap and other materials were used to try and make use of the forces in action. At the end of the test our champion egg parachute was one made by Jay Collis and Callum Coe. Lots of balloons slowed the descent down to just under two seconds and their egg landed safely. Well done to all the children who took part with such enthusiasm.

I feel I have achieved what I set out to achieve in as much as you the customers are giving me good feedback on your experience at the Donkey. However I would like to put the record straight on a couple of things, one being, you can just come in for a drink, coffee, wine, beer its entirely up to you, you are all welcome, and secondly our pricing is not around the £80 per head mark as I overheard in the co-op! Quite the contrary it is very reasonable for the quality that we offer. Anyway now over to John..see you soon. Kevin. Hi and welcome to our new column in which I will give you some insight into the world of the professional kitchen. Each month I will take a look at what another is in season and produce a recipe by to Wow, month has whizzed reflect the freshness of ingredients from and here we are again, all of us I hope, aroundtoour local raring get outarea. and about in the spring After moving up had and down thebusy country and sunshine. We’ve a really month spending good deal of time inProbus France, IClub have helped ona by the Hadleigh finallyheld settled downannual in beautiful Suffolk. who their dinner at Since The my time here have found an abundance of Donkey, this I was our largest single local produce from Brancaster Mussels,a function to date, and believe Blythburgh pork, Dedham Vale beef, apples resounding success for both us and all 70 from Brent Eleigh and duck eggs from plus who attended. So a big thanks to Rattlesdon, it goes on and on all year round. John Bindley, Head Chef them. We seem to be finding a niche for So for thecatering month of for Aprilthe welarger are starting see emergence of Rhubarb, ourselves thantoaverage party, providing greens, for seacelebrations kale and cucumber. ThereLong is stillmay a month left on great venue of all sorts. it continue. a spring

Colchester’s oysters, mussels from Brancaster along with hake, mackerel, grey mullet and lemon sole. We have now said goodbye to the game birds, The boss tells me we are going to be doing a little extra for the however, rabbit is still available. My first recipe I’m going to share with you impending bank holiday’s, May 3rd live music and on May 27th we’re really is my home made ham hock and parsley terrine. It’s very simple to make…

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Bring to the boil then simmer for three hours or until the meat starts falling of the bone.

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Egg Characters Finally many of the children designed an egg character using either a blown or hard boiled egg. There were some most ingenious characters including a couple in wedding attire – possibly Mr. Girling and Miss Pryke?!

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St Mary’s Netball Team St Mary’s has had great success this year with our netball team. In fact so far we haven’t lost a match! The team won the Pyramid Festival in March, beating Hadleigh Community Primary and Beaumont Community Primary. We have also played and won against Hadleigh Community (winning 10 -6) Elmsett (winning 10 – 2) and Hintlesham (winning 11 -3) in the league. Congratulations to the Super 7 and thanks to Mrs. Pryke and Miss. Pryke for coaching the players. The team is now off to East Bergholt to play in the Sport Partnership final, and we wish them every success.

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The guest of honour was Ms. Jenny Antill Conservative District Councillor for Waldingfield Ward (Acton, Chilton, Great & Little Waldingfield). Jenny took time to address the gathering on the problems facing the District Council and the need for members to be robust in serving the interests of their constituents. The raffle raised £100 for the Royal Anglian Regiment.

Rev Up your engines for Local Charity Ride-Out Calling All Bikers! After the success of last year’s charity ride-out, our regions motorcyclists journey again to support St Elizabeth Hospice on 9 May 2010. All bikers are welcome to take part in the charity event which last year raised an incredible £6,500 for St Elizabeth Hospice. It’s a great opportunity to rally with friends and meet other riders whilst supporting a valued local charity, dedicated to caring for patients with life-limiting conditions and their family’s needs. Bikers will set off at 10am from Orwell Motorcycles on Ranelagh Road in Ipswich, finishing at the Orwell Crossing on the A14 at Nacton. Organised by Suffolk Advanced Motorcyclists, they’ve planned a scenic 2530 mile route through Suffolk that will see the fabulous moving display of bikes ranging from Yamahas to Harley’s, and classics like Triumph or Nortons, through to the finish line. Registration costs participants a minimum of £5, but there’s nothing stopping friends, family and supporters from contributing as well. Whether you’re a motorbike enthusiast or just a keen supporter of the local community, everyone is welcome to wave off the hundreds of bikers, or see them complete their journey at the Orwell Crossing. Bikers are encouraged to book in advance by visiting or, where booking forms are available to download.

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Hadleigh Catholic Parish Parish Priest: Fr Michael Vulliamy (01473 823989) Deacon: Rev. Andy Morton (01206 263367)

Sunday: Sacred Heart, Nayland: 9.15 a.m. St Joseph’s, Hadleigh 11 a.m. Monday: St Joseph’s, Hadleigh Tuesday: Sacred Heart, Nayland Wednesday: Thursday: St Joseph’s, Hadleigh

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Hadleigh Orchestra Conductor: Ute Cooper Leader: Alison Butler ADVANCE NOTICE: Our Summer Concert is on Sunday 13th. June at 6.30 p.m. in Polstead Church. Following last year’s performance of Haydn’s ‘Clock’ Symphony, this year we are preparing one of the most popular symphonies all time: Schubert’s ‘Unfinished’. This is a truly great work which has retained its popularity ever since it was first performed. In addition we shall also be performing Brahms’ ‘Academic Festival Overture’. This may sound grand but it contains some undergraduate drinking songs! There will also be a number of shorter popular works and we look forward to welcoming you all again. As usual, entrance is free, but we do invite you to contribute toward the costs of the concert as you leave – and of course – everybody is welcome. More details next month – but for now, please keep the date free. John Druce (Chairman, Hadleigh Orchestra)

Approved Plumbing & Property Solutions Limited Approved Plumbing & Property Solutions Limited is a partnership of two long established local businesses with over 30 years experience between us. After running two successful companies individually we have gone into partnership. Therefore, offering an all round property solution for our customers. We specialise in all aspects of plumbing, central heating systems, under floor heating, bathrooms, tiling, kitchens, renovation works, plastering, coving, rendering internal and external, painting and decorating, carpentry and electrical work for the commercial and domestic industry. Steve Parker has recently returned from Spain, were he ran a property maintenance and painting & decorating business for over 8 years, employing 10 operatives. Over that time, Steve completed many projects included a large apartment block, restaurants, bars, plus many villa’s. Prior to his move to Spain, Steve ran his own painting and decorating business in the UK for 17 years. Steve was apprenticed by his father from the age of 18 and his areas of expertise are painting & decorating, tiling, plastering and kitchen fitting. Richard Green has run a Plumbing and Heating business from Hadleigh for the last 7 years. After completing his apprenticeship with Warner’s of Ipswich in 2003, he started to work for employment agencies on a sub contracting basis on various commercial projects around Suffolk. These included, Suffolk University, Colchester Barracks and the Sugar Beet factory in Bury St Edmunds. Since 2008 he has focused on establishing the domestic side of the business. Richard’s areas of expertise are plumbing & heating and tiling, with over 10 years experience in the commercial and domestic sector. Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. We offer a 12 month guarantee on all workmanship carried out by Approved Plumbing and Property Solutions installers. We pride ourselves on giving expert advice in an honest and professional manner. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals. So if it is a simple tap change or a complete property make over, we have the skill, experience and knowledge to advice on the style and design to suit all budgets. We endeavour to bring you exactly what you need, at the time you need it.

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Babergh District Council Health Walks Programme April – June 2010

Do you want to get fit without over–exerting yourself ? Do you fancy a stroll in the Babergh countryside ? Do you want to meet people and make new friends ? Do you have an hour to spare on a Thursday lunchtime ? If the answer is yes, then these Free walks are for you. This is the programme for April - June 2010

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Sudbury walks start from the Kingfisher Leisure Centre and walkers will meet outside unless the weather is inclement. Refreshments will be at the Kingfisher. Hadleigh walks start from the Library and walkers will meet outside unless the weather is inclement. Refreshments will be at the “Orangerie” Bus details:Ipswich-Hadleigh CartersCoaches no 106 01473 601120 Sudbury-Hadleigh returnBeestons No’s 90 & 91 01473 823243 Ipswich-Sudbury Beestons No 91 01473 823243 Ipswich-Sudbury Chambers No 111 01787 227233

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We have been very fortunate to have once again, experienced success in our sporting activities, particularly with our Tag Rugby club. Here is a report from Mr Peters about our recent success: What a month it’s been for the Tag Rugby Club. Mr Peters & Mr Robinson who run the Monday lunchtime club for Years 4, 5 & 6 have been really excited as Hadleigh C.P. won the Hadleigh Pyramid Festival at Hadleigh High School earlier this month. On the 25th March we then represented the Hadleigh pyramid in Ipswich for the Westbourne Partnership Finals against East Bergholt, Whitton, Gusford, Chelmondiston, Somersham and Springfield Primary Schools. Hadleigh C.P. won all 6 of their games! This is truly a fantastic achievement for the team consisting of Robert Redmore, Arran Tampion, Jackson Crisp, Oliver Peters, Luke Brown, Chloe Rhodes, Lois Peck & Katie Green. The team will now be going on to the Suffolk County Finals at Woodbridge Rugby Club at the end of April. Other Sport News As usual, there have been a wide variety of sporting opportunities at the school including Country Dancing in Year one, whereby Steve Wiles taught the children a set of routines to perform at the dance festival at Hadleigh High School on 29th March, the year 5/6 Netball Club who also attended a festival at the High School, Football fixtures involving large numbers of students in years 3-6 and Badminton coaching by Jo Hughes in years 5 and 6 (which also culminated in a festival at Hadleigh High School on 31st March). We certainly deserve our Sport England Activemark! Great Egg Race Many thanks to all the families who took part in the Great Egg Race this year. We were inundated with spectacular marble runs, all with incredible designs. All children spent an hour wandering around the exhibits and enjoying the experience of seeing marbles drop one metre. All those who entered, in the region of 80 children, were winners and received a crème egg, whilst Daisy Limond, Emma Limond, Ashley Roberts, William Harcourt, Daniel Holloway, Nicholas Holloway, Ben Phillips and Zac Debenham deserve special mention for the time it took for their marbles to drop. There was certainly a lot of planning and scientific calculation involved with a number of the designs! Here are photographs of just a few of the entries:

Racing for Life! On Sunday June 13th, one of the tenants and all the ladies who work at Ferndell (Granta Housing Society’s supported living scheme in Hadleigh), will be joining the Race for Life in Chantry Park, Ipswich. All seven of them are keen to support the cause of Cancer Research, having had close hand experience of the issue. Other tenants are looking forward to cheering them on and, weather permitting, having a picnic in the park. If you would like to sponsor the Pink Ladies of Ferndell, please contact them on 01473 828656.

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Whats on at Crabtrees Cafe Bar Live music on Friday evenings at Crabtrees is proving a big success. We have amazingly talented acts which cover a range of genres and are all attracting their own followings. Coming up we have: 7th May, Jabs. Performing swing and soul. Very popular artist with a big following. His performances are full of energy and leave you feeling good. He will be performing at one of our summer party gigs so look out for the date which we will announce soon. 14th May, This Boy Wonders. Brilliant, young, talented folk/indie group. Performing tracks of their own and covers from the likes of Jack Johnson, Kings of Leon, Ben Harper etc. They were short listed in battle of the bands. 21st May, Lydia Redmon. Her second performance for us and one we are very much looking forward to. Lydia has an amazing voice and her own tracks are wonderfully written and performed. She will also cover chart hits from past and present. 28th May, Castellani Acoustic Group. Robert Castellani has been described as “One of the country’s best young guitarists.” Performing with Anna Pancaldi, who has been described as a “Stunning, soulful voice”, the duo perform as the Castellani Acoustic Group. Together they have a totally unique sound, and have been featured artists on BBC Radio Suffolk, as well as winners of ‘Battle of the Bands’ competition. Crabtrees Cafe Bar is proud to be associated with the group, and has hosted several performances by them. They always draw a large and enthusiastic audience. 4th June, yet to be confirmed. Please check our website 11th June, Steve Forward. Steve’s second time at Crabtrees and we can’t wait. As soon as he started playing on his first visit the room went quiet and jaws just dropped open. His absolutely amazing performance on the electric guitar playing tracks from Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, Thin Lizzy, Jimmy Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Gary Moore, Eric Clapton were simply outstanding. Definitely one not to be missed.

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Hadleigh Community Playgroup We hope everyone has enjoyed the Easter spring break and that you managed to enjoy some of the nice weather. A big hello to all our new children this term and a big welcome back to our older children. We have lots of exciting activities planned for this summer term and the theme is Mini beasts and Teddy Bear's Picnic. I'm sure the children will delight in learning about all the smaller creatures that inhabit our planet. We have our annual sponsored Teddy Toddle arranged in May to coincide with the teddy bear's picnic. We also hope to be able to display some of the children's artwork at the Hadleigh Show in May- do pop along and have a look at the wonderful pictures. Our plans for our own building continue to take shape. When we are able to open the new building (keep watching this space for further details) we hope to offer a morning session and an afternoon session both lasting 3 hours Mon - Fri with a 1 hour lunchclub Mon - Fri as well. We also will be able to offer places to children from the age of two years. If you have any questions about our playgroup and or wish to place your child's name on our waiting list please contact the current committee chairperson Rachel Cole on telephone number 01473 822647 or email us at

Thankyou Jack Alder and family thank their many Hadleigh friends for their sympathy and good wishes following the death of Audrey who died on Sunday 7th March following a severe stroke. Particular thanks to the many who so generously contributed to our chosen Charity. Any further donations should be sent to The Stroke Association, c/o R. Gwinnell and Sons, High Street Hadleigh, IP7 5DY

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Just one step away from The 02 in The National Live & Unsigned Competition Local band Steel Pictures has just made it through the Regional Finals and are at the final stage! They will now be performing for a place at the Live and Unsigned National Grand Final. After initially auditioning against thousands of other acts across the UK and impressing the judging panel with their originality, style and image, the band went on to perform live on stage at the Regional Final on April 10th at the Corn Exchange in Ipswich. They dazzled the crowd with their winning performance and they’re now set to perform at the Area Final – the last stage before the Live and Unsigned Festival at the 02 in London! They will be competing in the London and East Final on Saturday 22nd May at the Towngate Theatre in Basildon. Live and Unsigned is the biggest original music competition in the UK for unsigned bands and artists. Attracting over 30,000 entries in the past three years, it’s set itself apart from its predecessors by offering and promoting live, original music. It’s established as the definitive music competition for original acts and Steel Pictures are competing against all genres of music from Heavy Rock to Rap. The competition provides acts with a host of opportunities to develop and expose their talent plus plenty of opportunities to promote their bands, including editorial coverage in some of the UK’s most popular magazines and websites. Other prizes on offer include festival slots, clothing, media exposure, days out and recording time. Steel Pictures were delighted to have come 4th in the Exposure Awards for Publicity at the Ipswich Final out of the 60 acts on the day, which was a major achievement for the band. The winners of the 2010 Live and Unsigned Competition will be thrust into the media spotlight through television, radio and the press and will be given the opportunity to tour the UK. With Steel Pictures having made it this far in the competition and with everything that is on offer the band are hoping to go all the way to the O2. The band’s line up is Luke English, Nic Keeble, Michael Whittle, Harry Challis and Andrew Kitchener, who are so excited to have reached this stage of the competition and in between preparing for their GCSE exams coming up shortly they are busy working hard preparing for the Area Final in May. Following in the footsteps of such stars as Foo Fighters, Beatles and Bryan Adams, Steel Pictures have also won a place to play at the Ipswich Regent. They are performing in the Charity Concert “Star for a Night” on Friday 14 May which will be raising money for The East Anglian Childrens Hospice Treehouse Appeal. Tickets for this event can be purchased from the Regent’s Box Office. The band is laying on a coach for their fans to get them to Basildon and if you would like to find out more and book tickets to support Steel Pictures in the Area Final then please contact Anita on 01473 829777 or 07881 657686.

Thank You Charlie and his family would like to thank everyone who sent cards and had kind words of sympathy, following the death of Marjorie Richardson. We would also like to thank Reverend Barbara and Major Mary Hartley for their support at this sad time. Marjorie was loved dearly and will be missed enormously. Charlie and Family



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Celebrating 90 Years of HADS 13th


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PLANNED EVENTS Hadleigh Amateur Dramatic Society will celebrate 90 years of public performance this year. Plans are afoot to mark the occasion with drama productions, theatre trips, a celebratory ‘dinner and performance’ evening and a drama festival. First of these will be a display in Hadleigh Library marking some of the milestones in the 90 year history of the Society and Jan Devey, editor of the HADS Newsletter ‘Footlights’, is currently researching past events and gathering information for the display. DO YOU HAVE MEMORIES OF HADS? Over the last 90 years, many Hadleigh and district residents have participated in HADS productions and we want to hear from them, we know that there are some amazing stories about the productions that were put on and people that participated in them. Do you have stories to tell or reminiscences to share? Do you have any photographs or keepsakes that tell a story about the Society’s achievements? If you have anything that could be of historical interest and worth adding to the HADS’ story, please get in touch with us so that we include them in the displays and celebratory events; make contact with us by sending an email to or by calling 01473 824033. DON’T MISS OUT ON FUTURE EVENTS Our new Membership Secretary, Niki Seager, has arranged a number of workshops for adults and children over the last couple of months and judging by the attendance it looks as if Niki has struck a chord with the community’s performers. Niki is also holding auditions in May for her production of ‘Alice’, see the advert elsewhere in this issue of HCN for details. To be kept up to date with future workshops and all the other events that Niki and HADS are planning make sure you have registered for the HADS Newsletter ‘Footlights’. All you have to do is send your name, address and telephone number in an email to Peter Finch 01473 824033

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Matters of the Harp The Celtic kind to be precise. It is present in the Coat of Arms of Ireland and a familiar part of the Guinness logo but how many of us have experienced the unique sound it makes? Thanks to some very speedy finger work by harper* Elaine Halton the ladies of Fidelis were able to hear a wide variety of haunting melodies from this strange shaped instrument with a daunting array of strings and levers. Elaine’s interest, enthusiasm and love of the Celtic harp has spanned many years. She was fortunate to receive her initial training at summer schools in Ireland, which were and still are run by expert harper, Dr Janet Harbison. Being a classical piano player and music teacher has been an advantage and enabled Elaine to create her own pieces. One of these was a Paraguayanstyle composition written for Women’s World Day of Prayer. This and other pieces, ranging from the mournful Irish songs by the exiled Irish composer O’Carolan, to the swinging tempo of a Jerome Kern number, clearly demonstrated the versatility of the instrument and were also a joy to hear. Many in the audience commented on the relaxing sense of well being they felt after listening to the unique, dulcet tones the harp produced. Elaine said that the therapeutic aspect of the music is already yielding encouraging results with seriously ill patients. Increasingly, she is being been asked to play in palliative care centres, as the music seems to lessen the patients anxiety and help them relax. Several Fidelis members planned to continue chilling out at home with the help of Elaine’s CD ‘Lagan Streams’. Appropriately, the proceeds support a clean drinking water project in Natal, South Africa. *Apparently: - A harper is a folk player, a harpist a classical player. Fidelis at the Ministry of Fear A group visit to the Ministry of Fear at the New Wolsey was in stark contrast to the peace and tranquillity of the Celtic harp. This unusual production is based on the novel of the same name written by Graham Greene. Against the noisy background of the Second World War it tells of spies, murderers, deceit, conspiracy and moral dilemma. The cast of six skilfully portrays more than fourteen characters on a static set using strategically placed props to move the story along. Although it was written in 1942 the sense of an enemy within, the lack of trust and fear has a resonance today. Jan Devey










Handel: Israel in Egypt Monday 31 May 2010, 6.00 p.m., St Mary’s Church, Hadleigh The late May bank holiday offers lovers of George Frideric Handel’s choral music a rare opportunity to hear his great oratorio “Israel in Egypt� performed much as Handel himself would probably have heard it. The choir Psalmody and the Essex Baroque Orchestra under Peter Holman perform the work – often described as “an extended anthem in the grand style� – in St Mary’s Church, Hadleigh under the auspices of the Suffolk Villages Festival. During Queen Victoria’s reign, performances of the work were typically ponderous and weighty as well as solemn, and that style dominated till recently. Peter Holman and his forces aim to perform the work more transparently, playing on period instruments and with the choir divided. Based like “Messiah� on Biblical texts, “Israel in Egypt� tells the story of the Israelites’ travails in Egypt and their flight from the Pharaoh’s oppression. It is more dramatic in tone than most of Handel’s oratorios and makes more extensive use of choruses. The work demands a large orchestra, complete with trumpets, trombones, flutes, oboes, bassoons, kettledrums and two organs. The solemnity of most of the piece is punctuated by Handel’s depictions of the great plagues of Egypt. God was evidently on the Israelites’ side. According to the oratorio’s libretto, He made the land of Egypt “bring forth frogs, yea, even in their king’s chambers�, and there came “all manner of flies and lice in all their quarters.� Locusts “without number� soon followed. Handel’s music suggests that he hugely enjoyed the Egyptians’ discomfiture. For further information about this concert please contact: Louise Jameson, Administrator, Suffolk Villages Festival, 01206 366603


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Many of you would have heard rumours about the move of response police resources from Hadleigh, Capel St Mary and many other rural stations, to centralized Response hubs. There are also rumours that some police stations face closure as a result of this. In order to dispel some of the rumours, I would like to give a summary of this project, which is known as ‘Project Response’ that will take effect on Monday 19th April 2010. Project Response’ has been set up to look at how the Suffolk Constabulary responds to and investigates incidents, to make sure it has the right people in the right place and at the right time. Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNT’s) within rural communities will remain and continue to work from our existing offices / stations. We will continue to work closely with our partners and local communities to deal with problems highlighted by you and to provide a visible presence countywide. Response officers and SNT officers will continue to work together to tackle local issues. There are no plans to re-organise the structure of the SNT’s as they are key to policing of communities countywide. All communities will be served by a centrally managed response function. New technology, called the Automatic Vehicle Location System (AVLS), will then be used to track where vehicles are so the nearest, most appropriate resource to respond to a call can be sent. A comprehensive Patrol Plan has also been developed to ensure appropriate coverage across the county at all times and will involve the same number of officers as before. It is important to note that the changes do not mean there will be fewer response officers in Suffolk. Both Mandy and I like to include something in each newsletter to give you some crime prevention advice. With this in mind, I would like to remind people to be vigilant with regard to Bogus Callers. They use various tactics including pretending to be meter readers from the water / gas board etc and often work in pairs. Remember these simple tips before and when answering your door; 1) Ask yourself. Is anyone EXPECTED and is your back door LOCKED? 2) Put the CHAIN ON before opening the door. 3) Ask for and CHECK the callers ID, check it by PHONE Every company representative that calls at your door should have identification (ID). This should give their details, their company details, including their office phone number etc. Remember If You’re Not Sure - Don’t Open The Door. It’s your home, you decide who you do or don’t let in. If you have any local concerns that you wish to bring to the attention of either Mandy or myself or wish to have crime prevention advice specific to you and your home, please do not hesitate to contact us at or via the main switchboard 01473 613500 Many thanks, Chris, PC1220 Garrod

Hadleigh Entertainments Committee We had our 2nd meeting on the 14th April and we discussed what events we could do this year. The current members have lots of ideas and I thank you all for your time keep up the hard work. We found that a music event went down very well in the past so thought another one of these would go down well again. Also we know for quite a few years the Hadleigh Carnival has been a talking point around the town, not forgetting our craft fairs which are always very popular too. So I am pleased to say we are looking to put on a event in the Aug bank holiday which will combine both events in to one. We were joined by Malcolm and Nikki from Hads who started to discuss the 90 year anniversary of Hads. This may be the theme of the carnival this year and we will be asking local pubs and groups for help too. As mentioned above we will also look in to music, maybe in the pubs and then on stage. Talks went on to discuss Christmas time and to think about things to do and also to arrange a date too. So its all go with the committee and you can read all the details on our website which is Also dont forget to add us on facebook just look for "Hadleigh Entertainments Committee" We would still like more ideas and help on the committee so if you feel you would like to help out or have some ideas. Please make sure you come along to our next meeting at the back of the George pub starting at 7:30pm on the 19th May 2010. We look forward to your comments and also ideas and if any companies would like to be involved with sponsorship of the events we put on please contact me on Trev Clarke Chairman of the Hadleigh Entertainments Committee

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News from The Station Hello readers, and welcome to this month’s latest news from Hadleigh Police Station. Firstly, a reminder of the current three priorities that are being tackled by the Babergh East Safer Neighbourhood Team. 1. Target anti-social and illegal use of motorcycles in Bobbits Lane, Belstead and Bourne Hill, Wherstead. 2. Target anti-social behaviour at the playing field and shops in Capel St Mary. 3. To improve signage for the weight restriction along Benton Street, and to look into achieving a 20mph speed limit along that stretch of road. Work with Benton Street is ongoing, and for the latest updates, please visit the Babergh East SNT website at and follow the links for the SNT sites. Many of you will now be aware that as of Monday 19th April, the Suffolk Constabulary have changed the way policing is delivered throughout the county under the guise of Project Response. Under the new procedures response officers will no longer book on duty at every Police station across the County. Instead, the Chief Constable has designated 9 briefing stations across Suffolk where all response policing will be co-ordinated from. The boundaries have also been removed so it means that officers will now be dispatched to the nearest call, irrespective of location and this will mean better response times to the public. Since these plans were announced, we have received many concerns from the public asking about station closures, and loss of facilities. In a recent press release, it has been made clear that Town’s that already have a base for Policing will keep a base in future, but not necessarily a station. Having said that, no decisions have been made at this time concerning any station closures across the County. As part of the reorganisation, we welcome back Inspector Paul Crick to the Babergh East area. Inspector Crick is currently based at Sudbury Police Station having been posted there from Hadleigh two years ago. He has now returned and is responsible for the three Safer Neighbourhood Teams across the Babergh District. He replaces Inspector Weeks who has now moved to Bury St Edmunds to look after response policing. As the weather improves, we will be focussing our attentions on anti-social behaviour and alcohol related problems, and of course will be making sure that we continue to robustly enforce the parking restrictions around the Town. We remind you again that you cannot park on any single yellow line between the hours of 8am – 6pm Monday to Saturday unless you are loading or unloading large objects from the vehicle. The legislation does not permit short term parking or waiting, and we would recommend that you look to utilise the 3 car parks that we have close to the High Street, otherwise you could find yourself with a £30 fine. We continue to look for new ways to engage with the community, and ask that you contact us if you are holding an event and would like our attendance. Our next SNT Priority setting meeting is on Tuesday 11 May 2010 at Brantham Village Hall, 7.30pm. Matt, PC 1455 Paisley,

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Royal National Lifeboat institution On 3rd April 2010 a Street Collection was held on behalf of the RNLI outside the Buyright Store in Hadleigh. The amount collected was 3302.46 with no deductions for expenses. Many thanks to those who contributed to this collection.

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St Mary's Church, Hadleigh Dear Friends A JOURNEY OF EXPLORATION The dictionary tells us that to explore is ‘to examine or investigate’ and ‘to travel into (unfamiliar regions)’. There is then a connection with the word journey, which is ‘a travelling from one place to another’. So….what’s this to do with the Christian faith? Very often we think that to be a Christian and have a living faith in God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit, means that we have to know all the answers. To be honest, I don’t think any of us will ever get to that stage this side of heaven! Faith is much more about a journey – a journey of exploration. Baptism is the first stage of the journey into faith. As an infant or as an adult, it is like acknowledging that we are far from perfect but we recognise that God has done, and will continue to, rescue us from that imperfection and release us to live a life of freedom. Baptism is also a sign that we are a member of The Church.If we have been baptised as in infant, then there is often a point in our life when we consciously decide to really continue our journey of faith. It isn’t about waiting until we have all the answers, but rather a stage when we confirm the faith that we were brought into earlier in life, and acknowledge that we want to really begin to explore what is means for us as individuals. Confirmation is a time when people can publically make that declaration. In the autumn the Bishop will be coming for a Service of Confirmation. If you think you might be at that stage in your journey where you want to confirm the faith that you were baptised into, and now to enter into a life of faith, then please get in contact with me as soon as possible, but before the end of June, please. At any stage in our journey of exploration it is good to share our questions and experience with others. During May we are re-launching homegroups. Please see the separate orange leaflets in church or elsewhere in the Parish Magazine for more details. During the autumn there will be an opportunity to explore what the Christian faith is all about. It is especially an opportunity if you have lots of questions and haven’t been baptised or confirmed – or perhaps if you want a refresher course. They will be held on Thursday evenings, beginning on 30 September. Look out for more details soon! If you would like to know more about baptism, confirmation, homegroups, or the forthcoming course on exploring the Christian faith, then please get in contact with me. But please be assured that it is good, and right, to not know all the answers, and to have lots of questions – it’s all part of our journey of exploration into the God who created us and loves us immeasurably. With my love and prayers

CAFÉ CHURCH at St Mary’s Every Friday morning from 9.30am to 12noon Fresh coffee – croissants – a look at the newspapers Toddler and children’s activity area 10am Join us for a short all-age communion service Use the chapel as a place to stop and be still for a while

HOMEGROUPS NEW! for Spring 2010 These informal groups provide a structure to meet on a regular basis to listen, discuss and share the reality of living as a Christian in the world today. They offer an environment in which to get to know other people, take on new knowledge and consider different opinions that widen our experience. Although groups meet in houses in Hadleigh and Layham, every group is open to members of the three benefice churches or indeed anyone who might like to join. Groups usually meet once a fortnight and follow a common study theme. For the first series we will be using some of the Emmaus Course material which focuses on ‘Growing in Prayer’ using the Lord’s Prayer as a basis. There are different methods and understandings of prayer and this course offers practical help and encouragement. Our prayer life as individuals and collectively as a church is essential for our growth and development. HOMEGROUP SESSIONS Week commencing 9 May – Our Father in heaven Week commencing 23 May – Your kingdom come 24

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Week commencing 6 June – Give us this day Week commencing 20 June – Yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory GROUPS MEETING THIS SPRING & SUMMER Please feel free to join any group. If you are a member of an existing group, you may wish to take this opportunity to change – and that is absolutely fine. It would be helpful to contact the host or group leader to say that you are coming for the first session. MONDAY EVENING AT 7.30pm Leader: Brian Hempstead, Host: Christine Hempstead 2 Brett Green, Upper Layham. Tel: 810171 MONDAY EVENING AT 7.30pm Leaders: Jackie Cork & Trish Pitt, Host: Val Parmenter 53 Gallows Hill, Hadleigh. Tel: 824991 TUESDAY EVENING AT 7.30pm Leaders: Christine Smith & Joyce Willis, Host: Joyce Willis 26 Ramsey Road, Hadleigh. Tel: 823165 THURSDAY MORNING AT 10.30am Leaders: Janet Stanley & David Atkins, Host: David Atkins 20 Bradfield Crescent, Hadleigh. Tel: 828697 THURSDAY EVENING AT 7.30pm Hosts & Leaders: John & Millie Goulbourn 52 Woodthorpe Road, Hadleigh. Tel: 822497

Little Hall Museum, Lavenham Have you visited your local museum? Little Hall in Lavenham is a 14th century wool merchant’s house with a beautiful walled garden and the fascinating Gayer-Anderson collection of art and artefacts. Come and hear the story of the house and its occupants over the centuries with one of our friendly guides. Whatever your interest this much loved museum will welcome and intrigue you. Open: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons 2.00 to 5.30pm. Bank Holidays 11.00am to 5.30pm. Last admission 4.30pm. Prices: Adults £3.00, concessions for CPRE and SPS members, accompanied children free. Website: e-mail:

Suffolk Village of The Year Awards 2010 Residents who are proud of where they live are being urged to enter this year’s Suffolk Village of the Year 2010 awards. Babergh District Council has written to all the larger villages in its area encouraging them to take part in this year’s competition before the closing date of May 14th. The letter informs villages the district round winner will receive the Cosford Trophy, comprising a brass plaque, framed certificate and £500 towards a community project. District finalists are then entered into the semi-final round, with winners then reaching the final stage with the overall winner receiving £1,000, a plaque, a certificate and becoming Suffolk Village of the Year. The 2010 awards are open to any Suffolk village with an electoral roll population of between 501 and 3,000 residents. Colin Matthews, Babergh’s Senior Footpaths Officer, said: “Babergh has 27 villages falling within this category – and we know all of them meet the criteria in numerous ways - and hope that as many of them as possible will be entering this year.” In 2009, the winning village of the district round was Newton who progressed to being the winner of the County round and became the Suffolk Village of the Year for 2009. Babergh’s judging panel will be made up of four district councillors who will be marking villages for their community spirit, general appearance, how well its parish council is run and its natural environment. To receive another copy of the entry form and further information please email Colin Matthews on or call (01473) 825846.

Hadleigh Playscheme This year the theme is Super Heroes Monday 9th - Friday 13th August 2010,10am - 3pm at St Mary's School Arts, Crafts, Games, Sports, Dance etc

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Playstation Pre-School We hope you all had a great Easter break, and liked your Easter cards the children made! Thanks to all those that entered the Easter Bonnet competition and also to those who ran and supported the cake stall at the end of last term! The children have now returned to pre-school and we are continuing to develop and grow our own flower, vegetable and herb patch if you have green fingers and fancy some willing little volunteers to help why not come and help us! We are always looking for additional volunteers big or small!! Please remember to think of PlayStation Pre-school when you go shopping!! We are continuing to collect the following vouchers so please help us to buy some more equipment and materials! These include Tesco For Schools and Clubs Vouchers, Sainsburys Active Kids Vouchers, and Morrisons Lets grow Vouchers. We can even recycle your old mobile phone or used ink cartridges for additional vouchers!! Our Annual General Meeting is the evening of Wednesday 5th of May so please come along to support us and give us your ideas! June is looking to be a particularly busy month as we are planning another sponsored Teddy Toddle and a trip to the Giggle Factory which the children so enjoyed last year- dates to follow so watch this space! Stuck for a birthday party idea for you little one? How about a surprise guest to liven up the event?!! We now have a Bob the Builder Suit for hire for children birthday parties etc.. to help raise funds - all proceeds going to our pre-school! Please contact the number below for enquiries or bookings. 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.

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Sweet Memories ‘Help For Heroes’ Month Sweet Memories sweet shop will be giving 10% of it’s days takings to ‘Help for Heroes’ every Thursday during the month of May this year. The Hadleigh high street shop already gives a 10% discount to the families of soldiers serving overseas when they buy sweets to send to their loved ones. Proprietor Heather Muir-Sage said “Help for Heroes is about helping our servicemen and women if they get wounded and that is something I am very happy to support” Sweet Memories, at 59 High Street in Hadleigh, opened in October last year and offers a broad selection of both modern and traditional sweets, chocolates and Ice cream for all tastes. If you want to give yourself a treat and benefit ‘Help for Heroes’ at the same time do come into the shop and see what’s on offer.

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Pauline Thrower Counselling Sometimes life can be easy and sometimes it can seem hard, like ‘wading through treacle’. Talking to someone outside of the immediate situation or problem can help to clarify our throughts. My name is Pauline Thrower and I am a fully trained counsellor, which means I offer time to sit with clients as they explore their feelings for themselves, empathising and listening, in a confidential and non judgemental setting. I work with long term clients, as well as short term and am a member of BACP (The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I am bound by the BACP code of ethics and their requirement that I do several hours of CPD (Continued professional development) training each year and have supervision each month. My fees are very competitive. Counselling is so rewarding for me and it is a pleasure to see the change that can be worked in people’s lives by talking things through. If you would like to know more, please contact me on 07909 796266 or email:

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Happy Birthday! Come and join the celebrations at Hadleigh URC

10.30am, Sunday 23rd May remembering the birthday of the Church ( - nearly 2000 years old) with songs, stories of God’s love over the years, activities and... ...birthday cake. All ages welcome. Need to know more? contact Jim (827895).

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Daisy Chain Dress Agency Daisy Chain customers have helped us support the logo for 'Parcels for Soldiers' The founders of 'Parcels for Heroes' are Tracey Alexander, her daughter Jasmine and friend Phoebe. Daisy Chain is continuing to be able to help St Mary's Church Porch Project in Hadleigh and we have donated more books to the Wattisham HIVE children's library. A big thank you to all our customers who have provided us with a beautiful selection of Mother of the Bride dresses, shoes and accessories. Now that the sun is shining we have some lovely prom dresses to choose from with a brand new range of costume jewellery, handbags and scarves. If you are planning on getting married we have over 30 wedding dresses for you to try on. Daisy Chain is looking for occasional volunteers please do call Joan if you are interested on: 01473 810177 or pop in to Daisy Chain.

Exam Successes In the Spring 2010 session of the tribity Guildhall music examinations, Jennifer-Anne Schofield, pupil of Mrs. Elaine Goh, passed Grade One Piano. In the autumn 2009 session four more pupils were successful: Georgia Allen (Grade Two Piano), Joanna Baker (Grade Two Piano with Merit), Anna Haughton (Grade Three Violin) and Catriana Goh (Grade Four Piano). In the recent Sudbury Festival, Laura Baker, Lucy Baker, Charlie Kebell and Ellen Jay all won certificates of Merit and Commendation. Congratulations to you all.

Layham Playgroup ‘Playgroup goes from strength to strength!’. What a brilliant term this has been! We’ve packed some much fun & excitement in to the last few weeks including our Easter celebrations that the snow & cold weather at the beginning of the term now seems a long time ago! The children have thoroughly enjoyed our animal theme, including ‘Noah’s Ark’, ‘Under the sea’ & our role playing beach. There have been no doubt many delighted mums, after receiving an array of Mothers Day gifts from our industrious craft table! Not to mention the delicious array of Easter biscuits, chocolate nests & cards that have been created. Outside in the garden & down the lane we are spotting the first signs of spring & busy little green fingers have been planting seeds in the garden, we recently received from our Morrisons ‘Lets Grow’ vouchers. This term has also seen the arrival of some lovely new equipment & resources for the children, which has been received with great excitement; including a new play shop, work bench, new computer, some beautiful new books & wonderful outdoor store for the garden equipment. We are so grateful for all the work behind the scenes to make this happen. Many thanks to Becki for organising & hosting a very successful Usborne Books night in aid of Playgroup funds. It was a great fun evening, with lots of laughs & uncontrollable giggles in some cases! This years fundraising has been outstanding, the current total stands in excess of £2,500 with still 2 months to go!!! Thank you to everyone who has contributed in any way. You can be rest assured we will carefully use the money raised for the direct enjoyment of our children & the continued success of the Playgroup. Our ‘Quiz Night’ was an absolute sell out a fantastic night enjoyed by all, see the report elsewhere in this issue. Well done to all the organisers & helpers who made it happen. Not forgetting our ‘End of Term Party’ on Thursday 1st April, all the children from every session were invited to join us for the last day of term. During the session we had Easter Crafts, Egg Hunts, Easter Songs & an Easter Bonnet Parade ( all participants receiving a prize). Thank you to all the parents who came along & joined in the fun & helped to consume the mountains of coffee & hot cross buns. Every term brings a mixture of emotions, sadness, excitement & expectation. We wish our leavers Oliver Erin, Jack & Jamie well as they move up to big school in Boxford & Hadleigh, will miss you, & look forward with anticipation to our new summer term intake. Layham Playgroup is a feeder group for all three Primary Schools in Hadleigh. If you are looking to creatively occupy your 21/2 – 4yr old and would like an information pack or would like to arrange a visit, please contact Clare on 01473 828626 or email us at

Local, Award winning Bird Artist, Ken Oliver finally makes an exhibition of himself ! Originally a migrant from Yorkshire, Ken has been native to Layham for almost twenty years. Ken’s work has been glimpsed in various galleries in Suffolk, but this year he is holding his own Art Exhibition at his familiar nesting ground, “The Queen’s Head” in Lower Layham. Many of you will have spotted Ken in his frequented habitat at Hadleigh Library, where as well as helping customers he has put together a number of local nature and town guides. Ken’s freelance career has taken many variations over the years, with his illustration work being produced in books and projects in the UK, America and Australia. Ken works mainly with a medium of Gouache, Watercolour and IPA. Private Commissions have included Wildlife subjects, Pet Portraits, and favourite Cars and Houses. Ken’s love of natural history, particularly birds and butterflies, led him to enter and win “ Bird Artist of the Year” in Birdwatch magazine, a few years ago. Although wildlife remains his specialist subject, he has always been inspired by his love of Science Fiction and Fantasy novels and has recently created a new range of paintings within this genre. Fairy Tale creatures are alive and well and living in Layham! We hope you will join us for Ken’s exhibition to celebrate his 50th year on our beautiful planet, with his selection of “Flora, Fauna and Fantasy”. As well as original works for sale, there will be a range of limited edition prints; also cards and bookmarks from original paintings, something for everyone. A proportion of any sales will be donated to The Layham Old Queen’s Sport & Social Club Charity, which supports many local good causes. An original painting makes a unique and inspired gift for any special occasion, Ken is happy to accept any commissions, large or small; you can contact him on 01473 823027 or e-mail : or through his new Spidery Cobwebsite :

Could you be someone who could really make a difference? SBS volunteers come from all walks of life, including retired people, mums with children at school to young people looking for work experience. In return for their time, SBS offer volunteers training workshops, travel expenses and volunteering experience. The organisation is also able to act as referees for future employment which is of particular benefit to younger members of the community, or for those wishing to return to employment after a career break. Suffolk Befrienders are also very keen to hear from anyone who would like to learn more about their one-to-one Befriending Scheme as they have many people - of all ages and interests – awaiting befrienders in the Sudbury area. People with learning disabilities often lack the opportunities most of us have to make new friends and we would be delighted to hear from anyone who may have time available to join someone for a coffee, go to the cinemas, do some shopping or just have a chat. We take the utmost care in matching people with mutual interests so that both parties benefit from the friendship. It really can make a difference to someone’s life and we offer a full support service to our Volunteer Befrienders. For information on Befriending Scheme please contact Nicky on 07906758031 , or the office on 01787 371333. Alternatively you could visit the website at:

At Home Library service A free service for people who find it difficult to get to the library. Initial contact, please, to Wilma Firman on 01473 744619.

“Flora, Fauna and Fantasy” – The Ken Oliver Collection

An Exhibition of Art at The Queen’s Head, Lower Layham Preview Evening: Friday 28th May at 8pm and Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th and Bank Holiday Monday 31st May 2010 (Lunchtimes and Evenings)

Hadleigh United Reformed Church, Market Place, Hadleigh, IP7 5DL The United Reformed Church is a national, mainstream Christian denomination with its roots in the Congregational and Presbyterian Churches. We worship one God, expressed in Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We commit ourselves to Jesus in our worship and by loving and caring for all without exception. Here in Hadleigh we are a Member of Churches Together in Hadleigh and have good relationships with all the other Churches. We meet every Sunday morning at 10.30am and worship in an informal, but reverent manner, balancing the best of traditional and modern worship. At the same time there are activities in Sunday Club for children and young people of all ages. At other times of the week we meet for prayer, Bible Study and friendship. We are also very much involved in our community through the many activities that take place in our buildings, and especially through our links with the Ansell Community Centre. Pentecost – Sunday 23rd May On this Sunday each year the Church celebrates its birthday. It is the day God gave the gift of the Holy Spirit and the Church came in to being. Why not come and join in our celebrations. We will start at 10.30am and there will be activities for all ages.

Christian Aid Week 9th – 15th May 2010 Why do Christians set aside one week a year to highlight Christian Aid?. It is not that Christians only care about the world’s poor for one week of the year. Jesus told us to love our neighbour and we are called to do that week in and week out. Christian Aid week is our opportunity to gently remind others that most of the world’s people live at or near starvation levels. It not only raises some extra, much needed money, but also challenges our neighbours here in Hadleigh to care for their neighbours across the sea. I’m very well aware that many non-Christians also do what they can to help the plight of the least privileged people in the world, and I give thanks for their generosity. I’m also very well aware that there are many very people in our own country who need help. They must not be forgotten. Christian Aid Week reminds us that love is the key to all of this. Jesus encourages us to love our neighbour as ourselves. It is not an easy thing to do, but the Churches in Hadleigh simply want to encourage you to try. If you would like to learn more about the teachings of Jesus, why not get in touch?

What do you think....about waste ....over a drink? We are part of a society that loves to consume and seems to think that the earth is an infinite source of resources for our enjoyment. We are told we need to recycle more, stop throwing mountains of food away, get by with less packaging on our goods and drive smaller cars more carefully. Is this just the nanny state, or are we in danger of running out of resources. This is an informal discussion group for men, who want to talk about important issues. Come and enjoy a drink and air your ‘Pints of View’! We don't expect to have all the answers, but we do enjoy learning from the different insights that we each bring. Simply turn up to see what is going on. Next meeting: 8.00pm Wednesday 26th May The George Public House (back room) All welcome!

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23 May 30 May

10.30 Café Church 9.15 Family Eucharist No service in Layham 10.45 Benefice Family Eucharist, Hadleigh 18.30 Benefice Evensong with Commissioning of Lay Elders at Shelley.

Quiz and Sunday Lunch

Letter from Layham Parish Council The main matters discussed at the Parish Council meeting of Thursday 25 March were: • The Feasibility Study undertaken by Suffolk County Council Highways Department on the widening of the pavement at the Layham end of Benton Street. The Parish Council is not happy with the suggested solution which involves pedestrians crossing the road at a point where vehicles are often known to be exceeding the speed limit. An alternative suggestion is to be sent to SCC. • The Council supports the request by Benton Street residents that a 20mph limit be introduced. • The members of the Parish Council support the suggestion made by a parishioner at the February meeting that the speed limit be reduced to 30mph the whole way between Upper Layham and Hadleigh on the B1070. This recommendation will be passed to SCC. • The Parish Clerk has been in correspondence with Babergh District Council about the future of the Marquis of Cornwallis. Parishoners are concerned that the building appears to be deteriorating. • The success of the village spring clean was noted and the organisers thanked. • Planning for the building of a ‘bring-site’ just inside the boundary of the Playing Field at the Brett Green entrance is progressing. As soon as details are settled the plan will be shared with residents. Enquiries are to be made by the Clerk as to possible sources of funding for this proposed project. • The Green Team needs new members and a public meeting is to be held to attempt to recruit more help. • The hedge line along Water Lane beside the newly built homes is now planted with 300 hedging plants. These, together with the regenerating coppiced hedging, should provide a good screen within a few years. • Planning application for a stable block to be built on land to the east of Woodview, just over the Parish boundary in Polstead, was criticised by members of the Council. Concerns were many and included: waste disposal and run off, lighting, the number of stables being excessive for the space allowed for grazing, visual impact on the environment, increased traffic movements. There were also concerns that the site would not just be for private use. • There were no technical objections to the application for an extension to 3 Old Orchard although it was thought that the end wall of the extension might look barren as it has no window on the road side. The Council would recommend that the wall is screened from the road. • The Council was supportive of the extension planned for 1 Upper Street. • The Clerk will seek more details about the commitment required should Layham join Hadleigh in the Community Speed Watch Programme. • SCC is to be asked to raise the Upper Layham and 30mph restriction signs above the hedge line on the B1070. • Role descriptions for Parish Council Post Holders are to be reviewed in time for the Annual Parish Council Meeting in May. Meetings of the Parish Council are generally held on the last Thursday of each month at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. Members of the public are welcome to attend and time is provided for visitors to speak. Check the meetings on the Parish notice boards. The Clerk to the Parish Council is: Louise Allen Tel: 01473 827812 Email:

Playing Field 100 Club Winners for March were: £50 Brown Ticket No 67 £15 Reid Ticket No 86 £10 Crook Ticket No 34 St. Andrew’s – your Parish Church Services in May 2 May 10.30 Family Worship 9 May 9.15 Sung Eucharist and Baptism 16 May 9.15 Said Eucharist (BCP) 28

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THANKS to those who supported these two events. £290 and £307 respectively were raised for church funds.

Annual Plant Sale 15 May at 2pm in the grounds of St. Andrew’s Flower Festival Advance notice of a Flower Festival to be held over the weekend of 26/27 June. There will be coffees, lunches, teas and a cake stall. If you would like to contribute a flower arrangement or a cake, or help on the day, please contact Sonia Groom on 822220. Full details in June. Stuart Williamson We are sad to hear of the recent death of Stuart Williamson who farmed at Hill Farm in Lower Layham and was a member of St. Andrew’s for some years. Stuart had held the post of Churchwarden and was also a very loyal and hard working member of the Playing Field Management Committee.

Goodbye to our Beech Tree The felling of the beech tree in the burial ground took place over two days in mid-April. Glen Drury and his team worked with skill and professionalism to ensure this large tree was felled without causing any damage to the road, church railings, hedges or gravestones. The tree was diseased in the root system and, being so close to the road, needed to be felled immediately. Glen estimated the tree to be between 180 and 200 years old and would have been in the field boundary hedgerow when the land was acquired from the landowner to provide more burial space. The stump has been retained and has been sculpted into a simple seat.

Green Team News Layham Village Spring Clean 2010, Organised by ‘The Green Team’ The 2010 Layham Village Spring Clean took place on Saturday 21st March. Thirty-two volunteers, including seven children, met on the Playing Field to collect equipment, supplied by Babergh DC, and to be briefed about safety issues. Our safety was ensured by William Reid who was stationed on the Playing Field in case of an accident. Volunteers collected litter in Upper and Lower Layham, concentrating on the Playing Field, the main roads into Hadleigh and the footpath joining the two halves of the village. Some of the road signs were also given a thorough clean to ensure motorists driving through Layham can see that they should drive at 30mph. Several other volunteers also took part in the spring clean but at other times of the weekend. These included two families from Lower Layham. All the bags of rubbish were collected by BDC and two cases of fly tipping were reported to the BDC Environmental Protection Team. Of most concern were the bags of animal remains left at the side of the road on the B1070 near Benton End. This is the second year bags like these have been found in the same place! If anyone has seen this material being dumped, or knows who is involved in this activity, please contact the BDC Environmental Protection Team. Layham is proud of the support the Spring Clean receives each year and the Green Team extends it’s thanks to all of them. There was not so much rubbish collected this year so perhaps this event is helping to have an impact on this problem.

Layham ‘Green Team’ Recruitment Drive New members needed Following the very successful Village Spring Clean Layham ‘Green Team’ is hoping to recruit new members with fresh ideas. With this in mind a meeting was held in the Village Hall on Monday 22nd March. It was pleasing to have Dan Moat, Lester Bennett, William Reid and John Crook join the original team of five to discuss and share ideas on how to move forward. Seven other people were unable to attend the meeting but had expressed an interest. The Chairman outlined what the Green Team had achieved since its conception in 2007. Highlights have been: The Annual Spring Clean; The Energy Saving Day – April 2008; Village Carbon Footprint attempt; Provision of more dog waste bins; Safe footpath to Hadleigh – on going; Recycling Site – on going; Collection of plastics; ‘Age of Stupid’ film screening at Polstead Village Hall. There was discussion on a range of ‘green’ issues and agreement for individual action in the following areas: Web-site and energy saving issues; School bus/cycle sharing; Supermarket deliveries; Energy from the river; BDC initiative ‘Adopt an Area’; It was agreed that the group would meet again in 3 to 4 months time to find out if there had been any progress made. If you would like to become involved or help with a specific project just let the ‘Green Team’ know through our Parish Clerk (contact details with Parish Council notes).

Babergh District Council’s ‘Adopt an Area’ Volunteer Litter Pick Scheme Now we don’t have to wait for the annual village spring clean in order to keep the village free from litter! The ‘Adopt an Area’ scheme is a new initiative which gives residents the opportunity to keep the area where they live clean and tidy. Volunteers (either individuals or groups) are given a litter picker and a high-visibility waistcoat, along with guidance, to enable them to carry out regular litter picks as an enhancement to the street cleansing service Babergh already provides. For more details, or to register an interest, either contact the Green Team through the Parish Clerk or the Open Space Section at Babergh District Council – 01473 822801.

The replanted hedge line on Water Lane The Parish Tree Warden, in partnership with Babergh District Council and the developer of the two homes beside Water Lane has ensured that this important ancient hedge line has been saved for the future. The old, overgrown hedge of elm, holly and hazel was coppiced and 300 new plants (mixed hawthorn, and field maple with occasional spindle, oak, dogwood and holly) planted in the gaps. A thicker, more varied hedge will established itself over the next few years and the home owners will find the new growth much easier to maintain than the overgrown line of small trees and ivy it has replaced.

Layham Playgroup Quiz Night ‘What a Fantastic Night!’ Our beloved Village Hall was creaking at the seams with over 80 animated & eager quizers ready to take on their cerebral challenge! The atmosphere was electric with all the participants throwing themselves with great gusto into the party atmosphere, beautifully controlled by our incomparable compere & quiz mistress Kat. The competition couldn’t have been closer, although the eventual winners lead from start to finish, their lead never exceeded 2 points. They eventually won by the slenderest of margins, 1 point snatched on the intellectually challenging final round on childrens TV programmes! Halfway through the evening competitors were refuelled with a fantastic supper, brilliantly organised & presented by the Playgroup staff & Layham ‘Supermums’. Those who helped themselves to seconds & even thirds obviously had not realised what an amazing array of desserts awaited them! To finish off what was a great evening, the celebrated Layham Playgroup raffle provided a fitting finale. Everyone awaited the draw to see who would snatch the spoils not to mention the coveted ‘Man Hamper’. Proceeds from the evening included a donation to the Chris Corder Fund, presented by our inspirational chairperson. We were honoured by the presence of some members of the family & were delighted to see them enjoy the evening. We wish them well. A very big thank you to everyone who helped to organize the event, the willing helpers on the night & the overwhelming support from our enthusiastic quizers!!! Well done.

Jumble Sale Polstead Village Hall on Saturday June the 5th 10 am - 1 pm in aid of Diamond Lites Majorettes (Hadleigh) and The EACH Treehouse Appeal. If anyone has any jumble they wish to donate I would be very grateful and can pick up from Hadleigh, Boxford or Polstead if you have anything please ring Maria Oxford on 01473 828076.

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HADLEIGH TOWN COUNCIL Report of the Meeting of the Council held on the 18th March 2010 Present: L. Munson (Town Mayor), D. Buchanan, Mrs J. Byrne (Deputy Town Mayor), T. Clarke, Miss P. Cook, K. Grimsey, D.G. Grutchfield, Mrs. J. Haylock, B.L. Lazenby, P. Matthews, Mrs. M. Munson, Miss J. Nevard, and R. Whiting. In attendance: PC Matt Paisley and PCSO Mrs. J. Bignall (Suffolk Constabulary), Councillor B. Riley (Babergh District Council) and one member of the press. Non attendee: Councillor N. Amin APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE The Clerk reported that Councillor Buchanan would be arriving late due to work commitments. Apologies for absence had been received from Councillor T. Sheldrick due to work commitments. This apology was accepted. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST There were none. MINUTES The Minutes of the Meeting of the Council held on the 18th February 2010, were taken as read and were confirmed and signed. Matters Arising: Mayor’s Communications Councillor Lazenby reported that the Hearing Date on the Tesco Application will not be held on the 2nd June. Report of the District Councillors Councillor Mrs Munson clarified the reasoning why she and Councillor Whiting voted for car parking charges. The vote was for acceptance of the whole budget of which car parking charges were a part of. If the budget had not been accepted it would have been passed to central government to control. Councillor Cook felt that all the District Councillors representing Hadleigh should have voted against the budget as a matter of principle. Councillor Grutchfield emphasised the importance of the Section 106 monies and advised Council that he voted against the Budget as did Councillor Lazenby. POLICING PC Paisley introduced Julia Bignall who is the new Community Support Officer and advised Council that PCSO Jo Adams is moving to Shotley Peninsula. Thanks were expressed to PCSO Jo Adams for the service she had given to the town. PC Paisley presented the Police Report for February and it was noted that 22 crimes had been recorded during the month. The offences comprised as follows: 4 criminal damage - vehicle; 3 criminal damage – other; 3 thefts; 2 cause harassment, alarm, distress; 2 fear of provocation of violence; 2 assault occasioning ABH; 1 burglary dwelling; 1 common assault; 1 message letter or e.mail – indecent threat; 1 criminal damage – other building; 1 driving motor vehicle with excess alcohol; 1 causing an affray. Of theses crimes 9 had been detected. 18 parking tickets had been issued during February. PC Paisley updated Councillors on the Polices continuing enforcement work on Benton Street. The new signage is now in place. Following the work the police are carrying out with the Benton Street Interest Group a meeting has been arranged on Wednesday 24th March at Priory Hall at 7.30pm for all interested parties to

Hadleigh Town Council S137 Grants to Voluntary Organisations and Community Groups From 1 April 2010 Hadleigh Town Council has changed the way in which it awards S137 grants. We now invite any voluntary organisations or community groups who wish to be considered for a grant to write to the Town Council and provide the following information: • Tell us a specific amount you are applying for • Outline exactly what the funding is for • Provide a breakdown of costs for the project including any funds already raised • Tell us how the project will benefit Hadleigh and its residents. This is particularly important if the project for which you are applying is not based in Hadleigh It should be noted that the Town Council is unable to fund individuals, commercial or statutory organisations and projects that do not benefit the residents of Hadleigh. The Town Council does use its discretion when considering applications for grants especially where the organisation or group is not based in Hadleigh but the project does benefit its residents so please do not feel that it is not worth applying. Please write to Mrs Carol Bailey BA (Hons), Town Clerk at Hadleigh Town Council, The Guildhall, Hadleigh, IP7 5DN to make an application.


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attend. PC Paisley informed Councillors that the next Neighbourhood Panel Meeting will be held on the 21st April starting at 7.30pm and held at Hadleigh High School and invited Councillors to attend. PC Paisley reported that following the last meeting he had found out that utility companies do not have to provide information to residents or police when carrying out surveying work in the evenings. Councillor Buchanan arrived. Councillor Byrne asked about changes to police work and the possible closure of the Police Station. PC Paisley responded that as from the 19th April the response officers from Hadleigh & Capel will be moved to Ipswich, Hadleigh Police Station will have 2 police officers and 2 PCSO’s and the Station will not be closing. He provided information regarding the Chief Constables proposals for the area and the reduction in staffing levels. Councillor Whiting said that he would personally be contacting the Chief Constable to recommend the amalgamation of Suffolk and Norfolk Constabularies. Councillor Lazenby apologised to PC Paisley for the strong feelings expressed to him by Councillors. He made the suggestion that the Chief Constable may like to consider attending a Town Council meeting in the future to hear the Council’s concerns personally. The Clerk was asked to write to the Chief Constable expressing their concerns over the change in staffing levels, but also to express the Council’s thanks to the Officers who have brought down the crime rate in the town over the past few years with their hard work. SAFER NEIGHBOURHOOD TEAM MEETINGS The Clerk reported that she had been in contact with the co-option candidates and had passed on the details of two of the candidates to the police who had shown an interest in being on the panel of these meetings. Councillor Grutchfield nominated Mrs. Mary Newman. PC Paisley reported that he had already been in touch with Mrs. Newman and she would be considered for membership of the panel. MAYOR’S COMMUNICATIONS The Mayor reported that he had had a very busy month attending functions. He thanked the staff and councillors for their continued support. He had been disappointed following a conversation with a local resident who had made reference to the Council as being a “MickeyMouse” Council. STANDING ORDER NO. 24 Councillor Mrs Haylock asked if the Mayor was aware that Suffolk County Council are going to review all the bus time tables in August. The Clerk reported that details had been passed to Mr. David Warner, Transport Officer for his comments. It was Mr. Warner who had asked Mrs. Haylock to raise the matter. ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT It was RESOLVED that accounts amounting to £35,036.30 be approved for payment. Councillor Grutchfield asked if Councillors could be updated on the number of loans. The Clerk reported that this information is provided to Councillors with the end of year accounts. PLANNING COMMITTEE The Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on the 14th January 2010 was noted. SPORTS & OPEN SPACES COMMITTEE The Report of the Meeting of the Committee held on the 4th March 2010 was received and accepted. LAYHAM ROAD SPORTS GROUND Councillors were presented with a draft events booking form and were requested to provide any suggested changes to the Clerk prior to the next Council Meeting. Councillor Lazenby proposed that events would be charged at £50.00 per session which was approved. Hadleigh Rugby Club would be charged £300 for the proposed beer festival subject to their outstanding invoices being paid and their agreement to the terms and conditions of the booking form. HADLEIGH TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT WORKING PARTY The Minutes of the Meeting of the Working Party held on the 8th March 2010 were noted. Councillor Grutchfield reported that since the meeting Suffolk County Council will be carrying out remedial works on the Magdalen Road Bus Station in three weeks time. FINANCIAL RISK ASSESSMENT The Clerk reported changes to the Town Council’s Financial Risk Assessment which were accepted. Most were minor admin details but the major change was the increase from £500,000 to £750,000 on the Fidelity Guarantee Cover. The Clerk was in receipt of an insurance quotation which provided increased cover and was in excess of £2,000 less than the quotation received from the Council’s insurance Company. It was agreed that the Clerk accept this quote and change insurance companies. WATTISHAM FLYING STATION LOCAL LIAISON MEETING Councillor Byrne reported on the meeting held on the 8th March 2010 which would be the last meeting organised by David Turner who was retiring later in the year. There was a lot of work being carried out at the base concerning traffic. She reported that an Apache helicopter has 800 hours flying time and then needs to be repaired. REPORT OF THE DISTRICT COUNCILLORS Councillor Riley reported that he had attended the full council meeting on the 23rd February where the District Council’s final budget was approved with Council Tax rising in line with inflation by 3%. He had proposed that Babergh District Council staff should be subject to the same parking charges regime as the residents of the town, but this was not voted upon. He had attended a seminar on Gypsy and Traveller Groups. Councillor Riley finished by inviting all Councillors to the Benton Street ‘meet

your neighbour’ meeting on Wednesday 24th March at Priory Hall. Councillor Grimsey asked Councillor Riley what the objectives of the Benton Street Group were – he advised that they were working to enforce the traffic restrictions which had been put in place 20 year ago. Councillor Whiting reported on the site inspections he had attended. He had attended the full District Council meeting, also a housing panel meeting and the seminar on Gypsy and Traveller Awareness. The question of electronic chips in Wheelie bins had been raised, but he had been assured that there were no chips in any wheelie bins and no plans to introduce them. The improvements to the Swimming Pool have been started following receipt of a grant of £201,000 from Sport England and additional funding from Babergh District Council of £205,000. This work includes upgrading the changing rooms, a major overhaul of the air handling and roof repairs. Councillor Grutchfield reported that the council rate has been set. He had attended a seminar on Gypsies and Travellers. Grants have been cut back. Councillor Munson had provided Councillors with a written report. REPORT OF THE COUNTY COUNCILLOR Councillor Grutchfield reported on the findings of a document entitled Suffolk Adult Safety Board Annual Report 2008/2009. Councillor Cook reported on the article in the days East Anglian Daily Times where Suffolk County Council were proposing to provide refreshments free of charge to County Councillors. Where Hadleigh Town Council have consecutive meetings refreshments have been provided but paid for by Councillors. She did not feel in this economic climate providing free refreshments was the correct way to spend public monies. PREDETERMINATION GUIDANCE Councillor Cook reported that she has been reappointed to Babergh District Councils Standards Committee and provided Councillors with a document which had been prepared by the District Councils Legal Department on predetermination as this is one of the main problems the Committee has to deal with. Councillor Cook asked that the Register of Interest Forms be updated annually following the Annual Town Meeting. The Clerk will ensure that Councillors are provided with a copy of their Register of Interest Form for alteration or signature if there are no changes on an annual basis. TOWN MATTERS The Clerk reported a letter from Suffolk County Council asking for Hadleigh Town Council’s support on two projects: i)Extending the 30mph limit on Pond Hall Lane and moving signage ii) Extending the waiting restriction at the entrance to Ann Beaumont Way Both of the above were approved. Councillor Mrs Haylock thanked the Mayor for attending, and Hadleigh Town Council for the room, for the first meeting of the Transition Town Working Party. A committee has now been set up which will be providing energy and money saving ideas later in the year. FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE (Part 2) The Report of the Meeting held on the 10th March 2010 was received and accepted. There being no further business the meeting closed at 9.30pm Mrs Carol A. Bailey BA(Hons) – Town Clerk Report of the Meeting of the Planning Committee held on 8th April 2010 Present: Miss P. Cook (Chair), P Matthews, L Munson, Mrs. M. Munson, Miss. J. Nevard and T. Sheldrick. Non-attendee:K. Grimsey and D.G. Grutchfield APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Apologies for absence were received from N. Amin, Mrs. J. Byrne and Mrs. J. Haylock. These apologies were accepted. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST There were none. MINUTES The Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on the 11th March 2010 was confirmed as a correct record and signed. MATTERS ARISING The Clerk reported that she had not yet received a reply to the email sent to the Planning Department at Babergh DC in connection with decisions made by the Development Committee and whether Hadleigh Town Council is sent the results of all decisions. TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING The Committee noted the Officer Decisions taken for the applications for Planning Consent, details of which are listed below:B/10/00207/FHA 34a Aldham Road, First-floor extension and insertion of dormer windows (following demolition of existing roof). Approval was recommended (Voting was unanimous) B/10/00209/FUL Red House, Pound Lane Erection of 1 no. detached dwelling with garden store (existing dwelling and outbuildings to be demolished). Construction of new vehicular access and erection of boundary walling and B/10/00210/CAC Red House, Pound Lane Application for Conservation Area Consent – Demolition of existing dwelling and outbuildings for the erection of 1 no. detached dwelling with garden store. Approval was recommended (Voting was unanimous). Concerns were raised about the swimming pool not in the plans which may contravene the conservation area and could impact on the decision made by the Committee. B/10/00227/FHA Pump House, Layham Road Erection of detached single-storey building to provide annexe accommodation. Approval was recommended (Voting was 4 for and 1 abstention). The applicants comment was noted that this would always be used as an annexe to the current property but were concerns if this should change in the future.

B/10/00251/FHA 8 Aldham Road, Erection of two-storey extension and singlestorey extension (existing single-storey extension to be demolished). Approval was recommended (Voting was unanimous) B/10/00288/TCA 58 Angel Street, Remove 1 no. Sycamore Tree (T1), This application was noted. B/10/00294/FUL Part Unit 2, Seager Court, Crockatt Road, Insertion of window and doors on front elevation. Approval was recommended (Voting was unanimous) ANY OTHER RELEVANT BUSINESS The Town Council will need to make a decision on who will speak on the Tesco application. This will be made as soon as practicable. Councillor Sheldrick reported on the removed fencing between Hadleigh Hall and the Churchyard from Church Walk. It was felt that a letter be sent to the District Council requesting the reinstatement of the fence and the tidying up of Church Walk. There being no further business the meeting closed at 8.15pm. Mrs Carol A. Bailey BA(Hons) – Town Clerk

Mayor’s Diary 20th Mar. The Sudbury Charity Ball was a great success. It was good to see the Mayor Adrian Osborne looking much better after further surgery. 21st Mar. We attended the legal profession service at Bury Cathedral at the invitation of the High Sheriff James Buckle. A large congregation was present. Following the service a reception was held in the Athenaeum rooms. 24th Mar. The High Sheriff hosted his charity awards. They are given to members of many organizations in recognition for their outstanding community work. This was held at Wattisham Army Base in the Officers Mess. 3rd April. The Mayor of Felixstowe and Consort hosted a Charity Ball in aid of Alzheimer's and The St. Elizabeth Hospice. A well supported event and a very good evening was enjoyed by those who attended. 16th April. Travelled up to Thetford to attend the Charity Dinner given by the Mayor and her Consort. Approximately 150 guests sat down to a very good meal followed by dancing to the big band sound of Marrakech. Monies were raised for the Mayor's two charities, St Nicholas Hospice and the Suffolk Air Ambulance. Laurie Munson

HADLEIGH TOWN COUNCIL Full Council Meetings: Date of Next Meetings at 7.30pm Thursday 20th May 2010 Thursday 17th June 2010 Planning Committees: Date of Next Meeting at 7.30pm Thursday 3rd June 2010 Thursday 1st July 2010

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CLUB MATTERS: The Annual General Meeting took place at the beginning of April and Brian Havis was confirmed as President 2010/11 whilst Mike Sands was elected Vice President 2010/11 and President 2011/12. The following members were elected to Club Council: Ian Burne, John Robinson and Terry Wiles. BURLTON CUP: President David Stokes attended the prize giving ceremony at the High School to present this annual Rotary award for Business Studies. The very worthy winner was KATE LODER who was highly commended for her business plan and marketing campaign to set up a new business in Hadleigh. Rotary is very pleased to be involved in this important aspect of the school curriculum and members send their hearty congratulations to Kate. MEMBERSHIP: Also at the AGM new member GLENN ABBASSI was inducted and the Club was delighted to welcome its first lady member. This is a milestone in the history of Hadleigh Rotary Club and we hope that Glenn will enjoy being a member. She may, of course, welcome some female company so, if there are any more budding lady Rotarians out there please contact the Club as soon as possible. The Club is also very keen to attract more members from the male business community so please give Rotary serious consideration. Please telephone Brian Havis 01787210116, SPEAKERS: Howard Kanini, an interior design consultant, spoke about his life and work. He started his career with BBC Radio then moved to TV as a set and costume designer working on many of the period films etc. Eventually he left the BBC to branch out on his own setting up a consultancy business advising on everything from opening budget to soft furnishings. He has now built up a large high class client base in London, Paris and New York obtaining work always by personal recommendations. Mostly he works on period properties and does everthing himself including advice on colour schemes,type of wallcovering soft furnishings which he often makes himself. He also carries out the painting and decorating himself. Adrian Williams CBE paid his second visit to the Club to speak again about Cruse Bereavement Care. This organisation was founded in 1959 by a nurse working from home in Richmond. For the first 16 years the service covered only widows but this was extended to widowers in1980 and to all bereaved people in 1986. Ther arenow 138 branches with 6400 volunteers covering most of the country but its HQ remains in Richmond manned by a very small team. South Suffolk Cruse came into being in 1986 and changed its name to West Suffolk Cruse in 1996 with an office in Bury St Edmunds overseen by a committee of 6. There are 40 bereavement visitors serving a population of about 230,000 with 2300 deaths a year. Last year there were 241 referrals and 129 home visits. Volunteers pay for their training amounting to 60 hours over a period of 3 months plus refresher courses each year. In addition to the visitors there are also social and friendship groups in Needham Market, Bury and Sudbury.West Suffolk Cruse costs about £7000 pa to run funded mainly by a modest local council grant and donations/sponsorship. Anyone suffering a recent bereavement and seeking help and support may contact Cruse via its website or tel 01473 230888. John Robinson, club member, displayed photographs of his recent holiday incorporating a rail journey between Johannesburg and Capetown using the Premier class train. This was a journey of 950 miles taking about 25 hours. He travelled over the extensive plains of the Great Karoo,through mountains and winelands before reaching his destination. This train is recommended in preference to the very expensive tourist trains such as the Blue Train as the accommodation is very comfortable with excellent viewing and dining facilities at a fraction of the price. FUTURE PROGRAMME: May 6 Business Meeting, May 13 J & R Walker Gambian School Project, May 15 May Show, Rotary stand will be in its usual place, May 20 B Jameson Acupuncture, May 27 Speaker to be advised. For all information relating to Hadleigh Rotary Club please contact Rotarian Alan Williams tel 01473 830229.

Elmsett and Aldham WI hosted the 2010 Brett Valley Group meeting where President Ann Rivers welcomed Ruth Lee Chairman of West Suffolk Federation, WI Adviser Sue Beavan and members from Elmsett and Aldham, Hadleigh Evening and Nedging with Naughton WIs Sue reminded members that the Suffolk West Federation is now 90 years old. Celebrations will be including a day at the Newmarket races, a concert by the Honington Brass band and an exhibition of craft. As a more permanent reminder there is a new rose called “Suffolk Celebration”. Each institute gave a report on the highlights of their previous and forthcoming activities which, in addition to monthly meetings, includes outings and events arranged by their institute, West Suffolk Federation and WI National Headquarters. The Speaker was Radio Suffolk presenter Rob Dunger. He was born in Birmingham and can speak in both that accent and the varieties of the Suffolk. Before joining Radio Suffolk 7 years ago Rob had a career in wholesale and retail floristry. His show is aired between 5am to 6.30 am when he gently wakes up the county and encourages his listeners’ participation to add humour, topical interest. He then joins Mark Murphy to present live traffic reports until 9.30am. In the form of “An audience with” Rob invited members to ask questions. He is passionate about the Suffolk Countryside and is involved in the “Don’t be a Tosser” campaign - clearing litter and discouraging the public from dropping it in the first place. Rob concluded his talk by playing a recording of some of the highly amusing bloopers broadcast by presenters. There is no chance to edit when all the shows are live. The competition “A Celebration of Easter” was won by Hadleigh Evening included a Simnel Cake baked by Naomi Partridge and an arrangement of spring flowers by Carole Cranston. Pat Lander gave an expression of thanks for a most enjoyable meeting and as President of Nedging and Naughton WI invited everyone to the 2011 meeting which they will host. Philippa Carruthers

Dance in aid of Essex Air Ambulance We held a dance at Hadleigh Football Club on Saturday 10th April and raised £1000 for the Essex Air Ambulance. Thank you to Hadleigh United Football Club and to everyone who attended and provided raffle prizes. Rosemary & Steven Grimsey

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HEADLINES As the summer term commences pupils will find they are offered many valuable learning opportunities. In addition to their normal lessons,assessments and examinations, pupils will have the opportunity to participate in the enrichment fortnight (14th ˆ 25th June 2010) which provides an equally important yet different aspect to their learning. Best wishes Caroline Gibson Headteacher

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NEW SCHOOL CAPTAINS Congratulations to Oliver Hanley and Molly Green who have recently been elected as School Captains. These are prestigious titles and require the students to play an active role representing our school on a regular basis – be it compering concerts or greeting school visitors. They have a hard act to follow – Jacob Cardy and Natasha Beneé were both outstanding. Enrichment Day On the 18th of March, HHS hosted another Enrichment Day. These have proved very popular in the past, with all students finding enjoying a well-deserved, as well as educational, break from their usual lessons Year 7 - Forms H, A and D took part in a Sustainable Development Day. They spent one session with Ipswich Wildlife Rescue, learning about Suffolk wild life, and later spent a session with professional gardener, and ex-HHS student, Lucy Redman, who inspired the pupils with her ideas for a school garden. Forms L, E and I spent the day studying how languages work so that they could create their own language. This helped them to think about their own language. They also had taster sessions in Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and Russian, learning new vocabulary as well as about cultural differences. Year 8 - Forms H, A and D spent the day at Colchester Zoo. After attending a lecture on zoos and conservation, the students were split into small groups and set off around the zoo. This trip has been organised in the past and has always proved successful. Forms L, E and I spent the day with the CDT Department to take part in a combined ‘design and make’ activity. The students worked in all four areas of DT- Food, Textiles, Graphics and Resistant Materials. During the day they created an animal supporters pack for a wildlife centre, including a money box, a gift bag, finger puppets and animal shaped biscuits. Year 9 - 113 students travelled to London’s Science Museum. Here they had the opportunity to learn how Science and Mathematics are important in our everyday lives. As well as looking at the various exhibitions, they took part in a hands-on area of the museum, called the ‘Launch pad’, and watched a show explaining how rockets enter and leave our atmosphere. The remaining pupils undertook other space-related activities, including designing a ‘Lander’ and compressed air rockets.

Year 10 - All Year 10 students were involved in a multi-faith day. This was to introduce the students to a range of religious beliefs and ideologies, by getting involved with a range of talks, covering Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism and Humanism. Year 11 - This enrichment day was spent at the fifth annual Revision Conference, during which the students were coached and motivated to be more effective in their revision. Cash Them Up! If you’re a ‘regular’ at Tesco/Sainsbury’s, then don’t forget to keep collecting those all-important vouchers! Sainsbury’s provide ‘Active Kids’ vouchers, and Tesco offers ‘Tesco for Schools and Clubs’ vouchers. Both are very useful to the school and provide us with great equipment. Tesco really does provide us with ‘every little helps’! Football Report The Year 10 boys produced a fantastic return to form in their league match against strong competitors from St. Albans. With just 10 minutes to go they found themselves 2-1 down, only to turn it round to achieve a 3-2 victory; goalscorers were Drey Wright (2) and James Robinson. They continued their winning streak with an astonishing 100 victory against local rivals East Bergholt. Having won their league the boys now look forward to their County Cup semi-final on Thursday 29th April at Hadleigh High, where they will be playing Kesgrave. We hope to see you there! Rugby News Hadleigh High School’s Year 7 “Emerging Schools County Championship” squad recently took part in the London North Regional Finals, held in Bishops Stortford. Finishing 3rd in their group, the team played very well, and we congratulate them on their performances this year!

n Association With Stars in THEIR eyes! To end the Easter term, students from all years competed to win a ‘Stars in their Eyes’ contest. They were selected adleigh High School by an audition process, and the winners represented their year group: Year 7, Erin Wesley - Lenka, Arthur Glazin Fred Astaire for Together Year 8, in Year 9, Chloe English - Britney Working Spears, Year 10, Heron, for the Future Jess Imogen Player, Georgia Redgrave, Becky of Hadleigh and Grimwade Georgette The Five, and VAT is moving online from April 2010 Year 11 Jake Cardy and Luke EnglishDid You Know? The Proclaimers. About the new penalty regime for the late Some members of payment of PAYE staff showed off their talent again, and like last you! time, these Don’t let these small details panic involved Let us take the strain and worries away Mr. Davy,

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Hadleigh Branch & Club Branch News: The Branch held their meeting on Tuesday the 6th April at 19.00hrs. News that is arising from this, is that the Hadleigh and District Branch has now got an affiliation with the Hadleigh Detachment Army Cadet Force. Meetings will be held every First Tuesday of the month at 19.00 hrs. Sabine Harvey, Branch Secretary: Chairman’s Report: Well Members another Budget, but just compare our prices, not all gloom and doom. A couple of draught ales under £2.00, and the price of the drinks not 10 pence increase as was forecast. Keep supporting us that will keep our prices down. The Chairman of our Football Club has reminded us of a fixture we are involved in, a nightly match at Mill Field Lane of A.U.F.C thanks to Les Ramsey and his Committee. The Legion V the Locomotive F.C. on May 11th- 7.30pm K.O. Club Entertainment in May. The 1st - Andy Laine Vocals/Comedy excellent; 2nd- Quiz Nite with Charles, All teams welcome, probably The best Quiz in town; May 8th – ‘Shadoogie’, Rock and Roll Classic Duo; 14th - WI Nite, Adults and Children welcome; 21st - French Twinning Reception at 5pm; 22nd - ‘Fagan’, A very popular local Band; 24th -Dixon Darts Final Night, All Welcome; 29th - Karaoke night with ‘Yours Truly’. ACP. Arthur Bell. Chairman. Royal British Legion Women’s Section: Tuesday 4th May – Bring and buy auction. All women section members welcome. Please bring raffle prize. 7.30pm Start. Memories: British and Australian soldiers who fought in WW1 have finally been given a proper burial. The burial site, called Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, is the first Commonwealth (CWGC) cemetery to be built for 50 years. Work to recover the dead for individual reburial, started in May 2009. A ceremony took place on 30 January 2010, during which the first body was interred with full Military Honours. The 400 strong crowd at the ceremony included family members of those who fought, as well as several Legion Standard Bearers. The UK Veteran Minister Kevan Jones and Australian Veteran Affairs Minister Alan Griffin also attended. At a cost of over £6m, shared between the British and Australian Governments, no expense is being spared in giving these soldiers the respect and dignity they earned for giving their lives in the most bloody of battles. Many of those killed in the engagement could not be accounted for at the time. Painstaking research led to the possible identification of several mass burial pits on the edge of Pheasant Wood near Fromelles. (In May 2008 the Australian Government asked the Commission to oversee a limited excavation to establish whether or not the pits contained remains.) The three week dig found conclusive evidence that substantial numbers of Australian and British soldiers had been buried in five of the eight pits identified. The excavation was carried out by Oxford Archaeology. DNA samples were taken from each soldier and specialists in the UK have attempted to extract DNA strands to help with the identification process. Battle History; The Battle of Fromelles was supposed to act as a diversion from the Battle of the Somme. Thousands of British and Australian troops were killed. The disastrous attack at Fromelles on the night of 19 July 1916, the first engagement undertaken by the Australian 5th Division on the Western Front, also proved to be the most costly. By the time the action was called off the next morning, the Australians had lost 5,533 men killed, wounded and missing. Casualties for the British 61st Division, who attacked alongside the Australians, numbered 1,547, who were either killed, wounded, taken prisoner or missing. Historians have long speculated that up to 400 of the missing dead that were left in no-man's land, were recovered by the German army in the days following the attack and buried in two layers behind their lines. On 19th July, 2010 a special commemorative event will be held at Fromelles Military Cemetery.



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St. Mary’s Spring Fair Big thank you to all who helped and supported us in anyway for us to realise the grand total of £1154.00. Also a big thank you to Hadleigh thirift Shop for their continued support to St. Mary’s. The monies were donated to Homestart Babergh, Girl Guides and St. Mary’s Church.

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We really do have to keep thanking all of you for the many donations we still receive. Also thanks go to our many customers. As a result, we were able to help the following organisations over the last two months. Hadleigh cricket Club, Hadleigh Elderly Peoples’ Welfare, Norfolk Hospice, St Elizabeth Hospice, Diamond Lites Majorettes, Elmsett Primary School, Angel Court Day Centre.

Albanian News Antonela was here in March for a visit, when she met up with all the people who know and love her. She is helping to sort out the paperwork needed from all the hospitals etc in order for the large container to go later in the year. She has a new job now. She translates English medical text books into Albanian for the students at medical university. Her parents, Monika and Thimi also spent a day with us earlier. They were in England at the invitation of their son Taega who lives in Norwich. All their friends came to see them, including members of The Ask of the Lord Church in Ipswich. Over the years they have looked after us when on our visits to their country.

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Our film on 21st May is COCO BEFORE CHANEL. Released in 2009, it tells the story of the rise to fame of a woman who later gave her name to the French Fashion House of Chanel. • Her designs changed the world of fashion. • Her name still dominates the empire she built. • She defied convention. • She defined the modern woman today with dresses without corsets! But little is known about Coco before she became Chanel. This film is a glorious look into her world with magnificent period scenery and where every woman looked to Coco for inspiration! Our story begins in 1883 when Chanel was born into the family of a travelling salesman of five children - two sisters and three brothers. Chanel spent six years in an orphanage where she learned the trade of a seamstress which bode well for her as her vacations were spent with relatives who taught her to sew with flair and flourish. At eighteen she left the orphanage and tried to become a cabaret singer, which, although unsuccessful resulted in Coco meeting a French textile heir Etienne Balsan - who opened her door to “the rich life” and she soon became his acknowledged mistress. Coco also enjoyed a liaison with the British industrialist Arthur Capel. Much has been written about Coco’s early life and her revolt against the exploitation of women and the restrictive fashions in clothes. In this film she is played by Audrey Tautou - the wonderful star of the film “Amelie”. “Coco before Chanel” is presented in French, but with full English subtitles.

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Christian Aid Week May 9th – 15th 2010

Let’s End Poverty Once again we are joining with many people over Britain to raise money to help Christian Aid in its world wide work to help our neighbours in need. The country specially focussed on is Kenya and the slums around Nairobi. Want to know more? Try and you will have a choice of various short videos about this week. During the week here collectors will be out round the streets. There will be a coffee morning at St Mary’s on Friday 14th with Bring /buy and Raffle, an Afternoon Tea Party with musical entertainment on Wednesday 12th at 9 Fullers Close from 3pm (with Bring/Buy & Raffle) and on Sunday 16th a united service for Christian Aid in St Mary’s at 6.30pm where we will be having a speaker from Christian Aid. Please support where you can, there will be other opportunities later as well. Watch out for posters and collecting tins.

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What an inspiring evening we had at our April meeting. Mr Peter Morris was a wonderful speaker, who illustrated his talk on container grown fruit, flowers and vegetables, with amazing slides, terrific humour and more importantly, masses of wisdom and information. This needless to say led to lots of questions, willingly answered. Clearly this is a subject dear to the hearts of a great many people as it was a full house meeting, with both members and visitors, so thank you one and all, but especially to Mr Morris. Rarely do we have a speaker able to inform us on not only the growing but the cooking and freezing of the produce. It is difficult to conceive the quality and quantity of produce he managed to grow in a diverse collection of pots and containers, large and small. Who would expect to see an electric kettle (deceased!) with tumbling tomatoes in profusion as well as the bucket from the “litttle house at the bottom of the garden”! He strongly recommended spliting grow bags to make two large containers with deep root runs for potatoes or patio tomatoes as well as using them on their sides in the green-house to prevent so much water loss. Of course the down side of his astonishing floral displays was that they need constant dead heading and pinching out, still we know that’s where we go wrong don’t we?! A little tip we gained was that to dispel the smell of cooked fish, and who knows , many other odours as well perhaps, to give a bay leaf or two a blast in the microwave will do the trick. Haven’t tried it yet, but definately worth a try. Next month the subject is Weather Forecasting and Climate Change by Steve Western - you may have heard him on BBC Radio Suffolk, promises to be another interesting evening. All welcome members £1 and visitors £2. Ruth Allen 822323

£25k Facelift For Babergh Park A park in Hadleigh is being given a major facelift after it was discovered play equipment was no longer fit for purpose. Work began this week on removing the old wooden climbing frame – and other equipment in the bark chipped area - in the park between Meadows Way and Pykenham Way. The new equipment will include climbing/ slide equipment specifically for under 5s and a more advanced climber and swing for older children. Existing swings, seesaws and spinners will stay in the park. Jo Seymour, Babergh’s Horticultural Officer, said: “Babergh is delighted to have been able to fund this new play park which we hope will bring hours of fun to children using it. “The previous equipment is nearly 30 years old and is only still able to be used because of careful maintenance over the years. Now, however, the wooden frame is rotten below ground level and needs to be replaced. At the same time we are replacing a slide, climbing hoops and an outdated climbing frame for younger children. “We hope to provide some really exciting new equipment which will be challenging and adventurous, as well as just plain, old fun!” The work will take place in two phases – this week will see the removal of old equipment and the installation of one of the new pieces. Just after the Easter break, the further two pieces of equipment will be installed with the park remaining open in the meantime. Funding for the park has come from Babergh’s capital budget, which can only be spent on long-term projects like facilities and equipment.

Chattisham Midsummer Open Gardens Award-winning Suffolk village welcomes you to its biennial Open Gardens event. Make a date in your diary for the Chattisham Midsummer Open Gardens on Sunday June 20. Over 14 privately-owned gardens will be open for visitors to explore. To help you make a day of it, light lunches will be available as well as our ever-popular home-made cream teas. Around the village there will be locally-made arts and crafts on sale, quality home-grown plants and delicious hand-baked cakes. For young visitors there will be children's activities and the chance to take part in a competition. Gardens open from 11.00 am - 5.30 pm, admission £3, under 14s free. Ample free parking. All proceeds will benefit the Church Restoration Fund. Also in Chattisham on June 20 the Central Suffolk Rabbit Club will be hosting a rabbit show. Judging commences at 10.30 am. Free entry to this event.

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Hadleigh Gardens Open Gardens Sunday May 2nd Rosedale Bures Monday May 3rd Bevills Near Bures Sunday May 9th Priory Hall Hadleigh Sunday May 9th East Bergholt Place Sunday May 16th Windmill Cottage Capel St Mary Sunday May 16th The Priory Stoke by Nayland Sunday May 23rd Coach House Chelsworth Personal Thoughts This month Mr Peter Morris was talking to the Garden Club about growing plants in containers. He mainly spoke about vegetables, but he also spoke about some flowers and fruit. It was an excellent talk from which I would like to pass on several ideas. He talked about growing tomatoes and other things in bags. The big difference was that he tried to support the bags on their edge so that the plants effectively had a greater depth of soil. He also had slides showing that it was possible to grow worthwhile specimens of root vegetables like carrots, parsnips, and beetroot in quite ordinary containers provided you use suitable varieties which do not have long tap roots. For carrots you could use Parmex or Amsterdam Forcing, and for beetroot Bolthardy. Another unusual method that he showed was to grow a courgette plant in a flower pouch hung on a wall. I can see that this could work very well, but watering it might prove to be a challenge. As expected in April we had almost the complete range of daffodils in flower at the same time. It was a marvellous show along with a lot of other bulbs, and the forsythias were very good, but the show did not last as long as usual. I am now wondering whether the apple blossom season will also be shortened with more different varieties flowering at the same time. In my garden some "dead" shrubs are now shooting nicely from the base, but I still think that I have lost some, and for others I think that I shall take cuttings from the remaining growth and start again. Weather Records In March we had 30.4 mm (1.2") of rain. This is a bit below average, but it made the rolling 3 month figure to 151.6 mm (6.0") which is exactly average. My garden soil is just right to work at the moment, and I am catching up on my backlog of jobs. In mid April the ground temperature is 9 Cel (48F) so the ground is warming up nicely. The maximum temperature in March was 15 Cel (59F) and the minimum was -2 Cel (28 F). These are quite typical maximum and minimum temperatures for March. Hints Lilies seem to be quite popular at the moment, and the lily beetle seems to be about quite early. This beautiful red pest and its young eat lily and fritillaria leaves and can reduce lilies to bare stems quite quickly. They can be distinguished from ladybirds in that they do not have any spots. When approached they drop to the ground and hide, so the trick is to catch them as they fall. Following on from last month now is the time to sow courgettes, and french and runner beans, for eating this Summer. The keen vegetable gardeners will also be getting in the brussels sprouts, leeks, and sprouting brocolli to eat next Winter. Finally let me finish with the standard May Hints. Do not forget to prune your early flowering shrubs like forsythia, and do not be in to much of a hurry to plant Summer bedding. John Rye


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Looking for information on Parkinson’s? Come along for free advice every month in Ipswich The Parkinson’s Disease Society is passionate about making sure everyone affected by the condition has access to all the information and advice they need. That’s why Evelyn Kerry, Suffolk Information and Support Worker for Parkinson’s (ISW) is holding free monthly information sessions for people in Ipswich and the surrounding areas who are affected by Parkinson’s, or are interested in finding out more about the condition. The next session is Thursday, 6 May 2010, at the Age Concern Help Centre, 41a Upper Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1DU, with further sessions planned for Thursdays 3 June and 1 July. All sessions commence at 1.00pm, To arrange a time to talk with Evelyn, contact her on 0844 225 3619 or Evelyn’s role as an Information and Support Worker for Parkinson’s is to provide one-to-one information, advice, help and advocacy to people affected by Parkinson’s. Evelyn can help you with: • Accessing welfare benefits. • Support in getting needs assessed. • Links to local services and other PDS services, such as our Helpline, website, information resources, and local branches and support groups. Evelyn Kerry, new ISW for the Parkinson’s Disease Society said: “This monthly information session is a great opportunity for people living with Parkinson’s to come along and find out what support is available locally. “Age Concern have been kind enough to provide a private interview room in their local Information Help Centre in Ipswich town centre for the sessions, and we are grateful for their help in providing us with this venue. “Living with Parkinson’s can be challenging if you don’t know where to go for information, help and advice. There is no need for people living in Ipswich to be alone with the condition and we open the door to anyone in the area who wants to know more about how we can help.” For further information contact Evelyn on 0844 225 3619 or Evelyn can also offer telephone support or visits to your home if necessary. All referrals are welcome.

ART AND ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL Stoke by Nayland Bank Holiday Monday 31st May For a great day out, come to: A Sale of paintings, prints and sculpture by East Anglian Artists AND The Spring Market with Craft Fair, Dog Show, Children's Activities, Many Stalls, Hog Roast and lots more! All in aid of St Mary's Church Fabric Fund Art Sale opens on May 27th and runs until May 31st from 10am – 6pm FREE ENTRANCE AND PARKING

Ebony’s Blog My life at The Shelley Centre Looking out from my room it’s great to see the sun and I can feel the warmth through the oil in my joints so, at last, spring is here with a flourish! However, Mother Nature isn’t the only one who is busy as I put this into print for you. The Shelley Centre too has started spring with a fever of activity as I will relate. Last time I told you about the whys and wherefores of our new Riders coming into the Centre. Now I can tell you that we have an addition to the Herd, a new pony, “Flower” or “Fleur” is her name, according to your choice; she is an 18 year old Welsh Section “A” Grey Mare. She is already settling in well and beginning to find her place in the Herd and importantly, is good with the Riders which makes her a great asset to the Centre. However, the biggest undertaking of recent times took place during the weeks before and after Easter which was the arrival and laying of our new surface in the Arena; the Wednesday before Easter the maintenance boys were earning their keep by levelling the existing surface in readiness for the following Wednesday when the new surface would arrive. If you have recently replaced your old car via the Government sponsored scrappage scheme and now visit the Centre you may well recognise part of it because our new surface is made from shredded car interiors would you believe; talk about recycling (BABS and I are a bit worried for our future now? What will be scrapped and recycled next?). From the talk of the Helpers the surface is surprisingly soft and will be good for both horse and Rider alike; an improvement on the previous white sand surface. Through my usual ear wigging, I understand this type of surface is already in use at many equestrian centres throughout the Country, so we are not by any means unique. Anyway, back to the big day. Lyn telephoned the driver, Graham, who informed her of his arrival time but, to everyone’s surprise, told us he was driving a lorry which is 60 foot (About 20 metres) long with two containers on board. Due to the size of the vehicle the team had to think of the best route for it to take to safely reach Shelley as all roads to the Centre are very narrow (With my SatNav skills I could have easily told them). Graham, the driver, suggested that someone from the Centre went out to meet him and it was agreed to meet at the Four Sisters junction off of the A12. It turned out to be a good move as there were some very tight sections with only inches to spare either side for the lorry to pass through. I knew the lorry had arrived when it suddenly went dark in my room; what a size! After much skilled manoeuvring the lorry was unloaded and off on its way home to Birmingham; it certainly makes you respect the skill and patience of the drivers who handle these vehicles on a day to day basis. Now the hard work begins. During the Wednesday afternoon and again on Friday the maintenance team, assisted by volunteers from the Helpers, shovelled, barrowed and raked the new surface into place sustained by numerous cups of coffee, squash, muffins, doughnuts, biscuits and chocolates but, by Friday night it was in place. It certainly looks strange from my room; a mottle effect of yellow, white, grey and black. Moving on from the excitement over the new surface I will come to fund raising. You will all be aware that the London Marathon was run on Sunday 25th April. Nationally, the RDA were pleased to announce that Phil Packer, an Iraq War veteran, who lost the use of both of his legs during the battle of Basra, and Winner of the Helen Rollanson Award at the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year has chosen the RDA as one of his partner charities. It is known as the “26” Project. Phil walked the 26 miles of the Marathon course taking 26 hours in aid of 26 charities; a great achievement! Finally…… a reminder that the Hadleigh Show is on Saturday 15th May; the Centre will have a Stand there so please come and visit us, don’t be shy. Website: Telephone: 01473.824172

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Community effort improves the garden at Ferndell Tenants and staff at Ferndell (Granta Housing Society’s supported living scheme in Hadleigh) are enjoying their improved garden environment. We are extremely grateful to local fund raisers, The Rotary Club of Hadleigh and The Thrift Shop for generous donations which enabled us to go ahead with the project. Thanks are also due to Suffolk Probation Area, who through the Community Payback Scheme, provided a great worker to carry out the wall construction and paving. Now that his excellent work is completed, the tenants are enjoying choosing plants and planting up the improved corner of the garden. This includes those who are less mobile who can now plant without bending down. It’s great to be part of a community that works together!


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There are currently places available in an NHS dental practice in Hadleigh to find out where, just call PALS, the patient advice and liaison service on 0800 389 6819. There are exemptions to costs – for example, treatment is free if you’re under 18. For further information, please visit

Band 1 course of treatment = £16.50 This covers an examination, diagnosis (e.g. X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish if needed and application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealants. If you require urgent care, even if your urgent treatment needs more than one appointment to complete, you will only need to pay one Band 1 charge.

Band 2 course of treatment = £45.60 This includes everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or if your dentist needs to take out one or more of your teeth.

Band 3 course of treatment = £198.00 This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures or bridges.

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Hadleigh Cricket Club Sponsored by Hadleigh Tyre Group The club’s Bicentenary season began with some very exciting news. Hadleigh CC have been chosen as one of the clubs in Sky Sports’ ‘Club Life’ series, in which the Sky cameras follow the fortunes of three cricket clubs throughout the season. The series will be shown during the lunch interval on the Sunday of every England Test match this summer. This will be a once-in-alifetime opportunity to show the club off to the nation. Among the highlights will include a coaching session at the ground by a member of the Sky commentary team – Nasser Hussain perhaps, or even Sir Ian Botham? The cameras will be present for the first time at the 1st team match at the Meadow against Felixstowe on Saturday May 1st. Tickets are now available for our bicentenary dinner on Friday July 23 at Vauxhall Farm, Great Wenham. Tickets are priced £35 and tables of 8 at £280. If you would like to attend this prestigious function, at which the guest speaker will be the Chairman of the England Selectors, Geoff Miller, please contact Russell Tampion on 01473 828423 or email The brochure accompanying the Bicentenary is now available at Keith Avis, Partridges and The Idler, as well as from the club. Copies can be ordered direct from club President Richard English on 01473 658559. Please see next month’s Community News for a special feature on the history of the club. Farmer

Molly and Vernon Wish to thank family and friends for their cards, gifts and donations on their Golden Wedding. We raised raised £1000 for East Anglia Children’s Hospices.

Three Choirs Concert 2010 is the 10th Anniversary of the East Anglian Air Ambulance and the Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir are pleased to present the Three Choirs Concert in aid of this very worthwhile cause. The Choir will be joined by their friends from the Essex Police Choir and the Hertfordshire Constabulary Choir to perform an evening of enjoyable music. The concert, to be compered by BBC Radio Suffolks Stephen Foster, is taking place at St John the Baptist Church, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich on Saturday 22nd May 2010 commencing at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at 6.00 each. For tickets or more information contact the Secretary of the Suffolk Constabulary Male Voice Choir on 01449 672600 or email:

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Dear Sir Has anyone else noticed that the expensively laid block patio on Magdalen Road has started to lift? Presumable this must still be under some sort of guarantee period? Or have local taxpayers now got to pay for its oh so soon repair? I mention this observation now, as shortly, due to local district councillors imposing charges, I will be parked on a nearby side road during the working day and have no reason to cross the area. Mr. G. Keeper, Hadleigh

Dear Sir I am writing to you with ref to a letter you published in your February issue about dog fouling in Hadleigh. I visited the town yesterday to do some shopping I parked in the car park at the top end on town. Done my shopping returned to my car put my 17 week old daughter into the car and upon collapsing her pushchair discovered the wheels were covered in dog mess. I was so so angry that I must have picked it up on the high street. How can somebody allow themselvess to be so careless as to not tidy up behind their dog, the owners know that their dog may foul while out walking so why not do what the law says you should do and clear up behind your pet!!!!. And also for such an act to be ignored by passers by somebody must have seen the owner just walk away. It’s a let down for our beautiful village. Christina Plumb

Dear Sir As a long standing Hadleigh resident (15yrs) I have never felt compelled to write to any publication relaying my displeasure or disbelief at anything that has happened on a local basis untill now. On Tuesday 23rd of March as I was walking through Pykenham park to the drone of chainsaws where I noticed a couple of chaps dismantling the large play frame in the childrens area. I stopped to ask why to which they informed me that it had been condemned as being 'not up to standard'. I presume by the local authority on the grounds of good old 'Helath & Safety' which we all seem obsessed with now. Not a problem in itself as it had been there for a fair few years but as an afterthought, the equipment had only very recently been re-painted, the wood treated and generally made safe? Was this work done on a voluntary basis, if so, I cease to moan now, or was this yet another council faux pas? I sometimes wonder if there is any communication between council departments and for any thought on the waste of taxpayers money that silly incidents like this incurr? A bit of thought would not have gone amiss or an inspection of the equipment before the "tidy up work' was carried out. I also wondered if the logs and metal work have now gone for recycling or if it would have been thoughtfull to donate the equipment to a deserving second home? Would love to hear if anyone knows? On a slightly cheerier note, apparently the climbing frame is to be replaced with a few 'less substantial' pieces of play equipment. This is probably due to spending cuts or indeed budgeting for 'Better Communication' courses for council departments? Louisa Heath, Hadleigh


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Hadleigh Tennis Club Members of the Hadleigh Tennis Club enjoyed an excellent year playing on resurfaced and repainted courts complete with new posts and nets. The refurbishment gave all members an additional incentive to turn out, greatly assisted by many sunny days and good weather encouraging play up to mid November. With the help of Hadleigh Town Council there are ongoing plans to replace the existing lights, hopefully before the start of the winter season. The early snow and ice that lay around on the courts for many a long week rather shortened the winter season, however players are now fully revitalised and looking forward to the challenging new season ahead. The Club is well represented in the Ipswich & District League in Mens, Ladies and Mixed Doubles and last season, (winter) both the Mens and Ladies Teams surpassed themselves by winning their individual Division. At local level, this year a Singles Ladder is in force for both the Mens and Ladies Tournaments and eager players are already signing up in readiness for this new exciting challenge that could guarantee them a place in the Semi Finals or even the Finals. Interested players must sign up by May to be eligible to participate. Throughout the year several annual social events including President's Day, a BBQ and the Christmas Dinner were, as usual, very well organised and supported by many members who thoroughly enjoyed them. The Club was fortunate this year to welcome several new adult members and most pleasing to the future of the club was the addition of 4/5 juniors. Hopefully, this trait will continue over the coming months so if you are a player looking for a friendly, sociable club to join *(or you want to get back into tennis after a spell of non-play or even feel a bit apprehensive about what to expect) please either take a look at the website: or even better come down and meet us during club play on a Monday or Thursday 6.30pmˆ8.30pm or Sunday 9.00am ˆ 12 noon at Layham Road Sports Ground. * coaching can be arranged to get you back up to full strength



Hadleigh Carpet Bowls Club Wow, what a finish we had to a great winter league: unfortunately we did not secure enough points in the last few games to see us heading into the '' first division '' but, and this is big but ,we played extremely well against all opposition and secured a well deserved fifth position thus keeping us in Division 2 East, and who knows that this time next year we could be with the best. The response to our reqest for new members has been good, but we are still looking for others to join us for the summer league, soon to start; super warm evenings lovely villages to visit and always a warm welcome when we arrive. It is worth mentioning here that we may have the youngest member, only seven years of age, and whilst too young to play for the league, he plays a great game in the roll-ups and if he continues with the game then he will have a display cabinet.

New Beginners’ Package at Newton A FREE open day at Newton Green Golf Club will feature a new deal for people wanting to take up the sport. The club is introducing a beginners’ package which will give them the summer to make up their minds about the game before permanent commitment. They will receive lessons and be given the chance to play on the course, as well as receive vouchers to experience the club’s renowned, value for money catering. The package will be available for £120 and can be booked now or at a special open day from 1 pm on Sunday, May 9. For the more experienced who want to join up, the club will be suspending its £100 joining fee and introducing part-year subscriptions – the latter coming into force two months earlier than normal, and enable newcomers to save £180 on the full, annual subscription. Additionally, the club will use the day to promote its Davey Membership, which came into force 12 months ago and has enabled players with only limited time available to enjoy the game and become a member. This value-for-money, pay-and-play membership available from £220 has been so successful that 25 per cent of those that joined have enjoyed the experience so much they have switched to full membership. The open day will enable people to play the back nine at Newton for free, an experiment introduced for a similar event staged in September, which saw the largest ever influx of new members to the club. Club chairman Paddy Lockwood, who is also captain for this year, commented: “We want to expand the membership still further and are continually looking for ways to make the package the club offers more attractive.”

Whatfield Carpet Bowls Club The Club has just completed a very enjoyable winter league season and benefited from a recently refurbished hall complete with new floor; the added comfort of the new insulation has been greatly appreciated by all. At the recently held A.G.M. appreciation was shown to the committee who had steered us through a difficult year (we lost a few weeks use of the hall while building work was carried out). Two new officers were elected:- Roy Holloway as chairman and Mike Meeks as team captain. In May we look forward to the following matches:- May the 4th. home to Elmsett. May the 18th. home to Hadleigh. May the 26th away to Nayland. The club is always very keen to attract new members. We are about to start the summer league fixtures. Our members are mostly from Whatfield but we do have members from surrounding towns and villages. If you are new to the area or perhaps you are just interested and would like to come along on a Tuesday evening you will find a very warm and friendly welcome waiting for you. Young or old there are no age restrictions. Carpet Bowls is a game for both men and women, several of our players are husband and wife. We meet Tuesdays for home matches and Club nights, although some away matches in surrounding villages may be on other evenings. The Club meets at Whatfield Village Hall at 7.30 p.m. Anyone interested in joining, or if you would just like to come along and give Carpet Bowls a try then please contact Roy on 01473 823169 who will be pleased to provide further information. No experience is necessary as instruction will be given. All equipment necessary to play Carpet Bowls is owned by the Club, therefore very little financial outlay is needed should you wish to join.We can supply transport for anyone who may find this to be difficult. 48

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Hadleigh U12s Win Colchester Festival Plate

With just 2 minutes to play Colchester B looked odds on to score. Peeling off the back of a rolling maul and only 5 metres out Colchester's forwards gathered themselves for the final push ...20 seconds later they found themselves back on the half way line courtesy of Tommy Watts and the best piece of defensive work this coach has seen all season. Earlier in the game, Ollie Thorby, had given Hadleigh the lead by rounding off several phases of play to score a well taken try in the corner. An impressive defensive display from Colchester thwarted Hadleigh's repeated attempts to build on their lead and kept the game tight. Indeed it was only Patrick Bray's rapid acceleration and flying tackle which kept Colchseter from converting perhaps their best opportunity after turnover ball appeared to gift their centre the breakaway try they needed. In the end one try is all that was needed and Hadeigh's determination and commitment to play for each other were rewarded with a well fought victory and the Plate trophy. During the day Hadleigh met Ipwswich B, Sudbury and Colchester A & B We also contributed to the Barbarians side which was assembled when Bishops Storrfford pulled out. Victories over Ipswich B (20-0) and Colchester B (5-0) and a bye over the Barbarians were tempered by losses to Sudbury (0-20) and Colchester A (0-20). However, our performances particularly in the scrum against the larger clubs were impressive. Whatever the result the teams attitude throughout remained resolute and positive. For a small club, perhaps, Hadleigh is starting to punch above its weight! Well done to all! Plate Winners: Tim Barber; Max Berridge; Andrew Bray; Patrick Bray; Sam Chapman; Callum Cocker; Cal Dawson; Will Disney Wiltshire; Joseph Douglas; Joshua Douglas; Charlie Dunn; Harry Forbes; Robert Halls; Cameron Hathaway; Callum Smith; Cameron Southgate Ash; Ollie Thorby; Ben Warburton; Tommy Watts

Hadleigh United FC Youth Under 9s The boys first season in the Ipswich and Suffolk Youth Football League Division 1 has provided some great matches, with the boys developing and improving their skills from their first year at the Under 8 level and achieving a solid midtable position to date. The Teams Great Spirit, hard work in training and effort during a long season has paid off with them reaching the Final of the ISYFL Open Cup. Teams from both the Saturday and Sunday Leagues within the age group in Suffolk entered the competition and it is a massive achievement for the boys. With a bye in the first round, the ‘giant killing’ cup run started back in January with a straight forward second round 8–0 victory away to Needham Phoenix B. Next, in early February, was our first big scalp, a fantastic 2–1 win away to a strong Stowupland Falcons B team in the quarter final (perhaps our finest Team performance of the season and it was nice to silence the ever confident and enthusiastic home support!!). Finally, in March, a ‘nail biting’ semi-final against a well organised Witnesham Wasps A side at home, with the boys taking the honours 3-1 on penalties from no score after extra time. The Final will be played against Framlingham on 9th May, at the Gainsborough Sports Centre Ipswich, which will be a great experience and fitting reward for the Team. Well-done boys and good luck in the Final! Mr Felix

Rugby Club now looking forward to 25th Anniversary Celebration Hadleigh Rugby Club brought the playing season to a very successful end at all levels. Everyone at the club is now looking forward to the final celebration of their 25th Anniversary year with the Celebration Dinner. This will be held on May 8th at Manor Farm Barn, Semer, as guests of main club sponsor this season, James Buckle. The 1st XV ended the season on a particularly high note by soundly beating local rivals Felixstowe at Layham Road by 47points to 20points. The celebration continued into the evening with the presentation of the end of season awards. This season has seen a revival in fortunes for the club, which now is on the brink of challenging for promotion next season. Club coach, Adam Miles from Hadleigh, puts the success down to a “mix of local recruitment of new players with a blend of established local lads and of course the emergence of young talent from the Youth section of the club. No fewer than 5 players involved Saturday’s successful defeat of Felixstowe have all come from the youth and mini section of the club. Some of the players now playing 1st XV started playing rugby at Hadleigh when they were just 7 years of age.” Players who were presented with trophies were: Player’s Player of the Year: Graham Chamberlain. Coaches Player of the Year- Mike O’Hallorhan, Top points scorer – Andy Bartholomew, Young Player of the Year –Henry Clements. The Youth and Mini sections of the club also finished their season in winning ways with the U-15s winning the Plate in the Suffolk 7’s tournament where overall tournament winners were Stowmarket. In the Colchester Mini Rugby Festival, Plate competition winners were the U-9’s. The inaugural U-12s Tour to Lille, France took place on April 16th – 17th. This is a new venture for the club, which has never before taken a junior team abroad on tour. What a fabulous achievement in the short time they have been playing. On the afternoon of the Anniversary Dinner a special Commemorative Game will be played at Layham Road. This consists of a Chairman’s XV in competition against a guest Black Baa Baas Team consisting of former players and friends of the club. Kick off will be at 1.00pm and it would be a fitting end of our community action year if people from the town were able to come along and watch and share in the hospitality of the club. The 25th Anniversary has certainly been a memorable one. It has seen the club winning the Fair Play Trophy but possibly the best achievement is with gaining he prestigious RFU President’s XV Award. The club were recently announced as becoming National Runners up in the Volunteers Rugby section, for displaying the recognised Core Values of Community Rugby. This Award will be presented to Chairman, Alan Murray, at the Eastern Counties Annual Dinner at Cambridge on June 26th.

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Hadleigh Goldstar Athletic Football Club (Sponsored by Taylor & Sons Property Agents) Three matches and one postponement in this months report . On the 21 March, what turned out to be the best day of the year to that date, the Sun was shining, "Snowy" had put away his "hot water bottle & Nigel's ice cream van was ready for action, but Trimley Rangers called off at the last minutes as they could not raise a team. So a day off enjoying the sun !! Next up was our home match against Norbridge, on the 28th March (the day the clocks went forward), Grimmo got the star prize for turning up late (forgot to change the clock!!) He probably had wished by the end of the match he had have stayed in bed as we eventually lost 6-4 to a competitive Norbridge side played in a blustry wind at East Bergholt School. We had to make an early sub as Keeper Liam Heffer - Thorpe broke his little finger as he challenge for a save, with "Treasure" Hunt going between the sticks. Goldstar did not take advantage of the blustry conditions in the first half which ended 1-1, Norbridge however took advantage in the second half going into a 6-1 lead with some 12 minutes left, "Ropes" Roper second his second goal of the match, Tim Rix getting our third, and "Ropes" getting his hat-trick for our fourth, but too little too late. Easter Sunday was us at home to Margaret Catchpole with Goldstar looking to bounce back from our previous defeat, this we achieved with a 6-1 win. although the opponents scored first after 12 minutes, still spurned Goldstar into action, the opponents caused was not helped when a player was dismissed for hand ball to deny "Ropes" a goal, but "Snowy" converted the spot kick. "Ropes" then scored our second with a deft lobbed ball over the keeper. "Ropes" got on the score sheet again in the second half as did Michael Lewis, Chris Cowan scored our fifth after being on the pitch for only a minute. "Snowy" wrapped up the scoring in the final minute. Chairman "Crippie" missed this match as he was on a "scouting for players" mission in Spain, Manager Kevin was also away spying on Unicorn our opponents in the Semi-Final of the cup, but he was in contact by mobile with "Bob the Flag", only problem was Bob was running the line at the same time. (who said men can't do two things at once!!). Liam H-T made an appearance to show off his damaged finger, whilst doing his "finger exercises"!! And so to the "Semi-Final" match against Unicorn from Stowmarket, match played at Ransomes sports ground. Unicorn were tough opponents from the Premier League and the match was all square until just on half time, when a lobbed shot in beat our defence and keeper "Butch" for their first goal. We equalised five minutes into the second half when "Beachy the Butcher Boy" unleashed a powerful shot from distance to beat the defence & keeper. We were awarded a penalty but the Keeper saved Snowy's shot in (no more to be said!!). In the final ten minutes Unicorn scored a scramble goal, then a well placed shot in beat our defence, we pulled a goal back as "Deano" shot in hard the ball hit the post with "Snowy" heading in low past the stranded keeper, but alas to little too late as the final whistle went. Thanks to everyone who turned up to support , "Chairman Crippie" flew back from Spain specially for the match. As the sun was sun shining, Nigel, Terry & Gary decided shirt sleeves were the order of the day, but what "goose pimples" they had ". Last months quiz teaser "What has Goldstar got in common with Spain" answer is ‘Oranges’ as we buy Spanish Oranges for half time (part of Crippie's trip was to negotiate at better deal ). This months teaser What has our Chairman got in common with Gary Lineker??


Show boredom the red card this Whitsun School Holiday and join a crew at ITFC SCORE. ITFC SCORE is a fun and exciting way to keep the kids occupied this Half Term with courses kicking off at venues in Bury St. Edmunds, Framlingham, Thetford, Elmswell, Felixstowe, Saxmundham, Woodbridge and Ipswich. ITFC SCORE are football courses designed for both boys and girls aged between four and 12 years, offering fun football coaching to children of all abilities at a brand new lower price, starting from as little as £5 for Crazees’ Club for those aged between four and six years old, £10 for specialist one day courses (including Girls, Pan Disability and Goalkeeper training courses) and £20 for two day courses. Each player will get the chance to join a crew dependant on their age from MINIS (5/6 year olds) and ROOKIES (7/8 year olds) through to YOUTHS (9/10 year olds) and SKIPPERS (11/12 year olds). They will then be split into teams made up of different crew members with players from a range of ages, skill and abilities, allowing them to learn from each other. New to the holiday course is the Points Score System, which is designed to give each player the chance to win points for their team from the very start to the last minute of the course. Points will be rewarded for good sportsmanship, good behaviour and positive support and SKIPPERS will be encourage to support those in the younger age groups within their team and will be rewarded extra points for doing so. The team with the most points will be crowned champions and receive trophies at an Awards Ceremony at the end of the two day course. Medals will be given out to all those who took part. If you would like to book your child a place on one of our Half Term Holiday ITFC SCORE courses between 1st and 4th June 2010 or would like more information please call 0845 1369 333 or visit Please be aware that each booking is subject to a £5 cancellation fee and if you give less than three working days notice, no refund will be given. We also no longer take booking from personal callers at our Portman Road office. Date Town Two Day Courses 1st/2nd June Bury St Edmunds 1st/2nd June Felixstowe 1st/2nd June Framlingham 1st/2nd June Ipswich 1st/2nd June Saxmundham 3rd/4th June Elmswell 3rd/4th June Ipswich 3rd/4th June Thetford 3rd/4th June Woodbridge Girls Only 3rd June Ipswich Goalkeeping 1st June Bury St Edmunds 4th June Ipswich Pan Disability 4th June Ipswich Crazee’s Club 2nd June Bury St Edmunds 2nd June Bury St Edmunds 3rd June Ipswich 3rd June Ipswich




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Trudy’s Marathon Blog…… As you read this my Marathon journey will hopefully have been successfully completed. The Virgin 2010 London Marathon is due to be run on the 25th April (writing this on the 19th). I’m experiencing feelings of mixed emotion, NERVES, FEAR but also EXCITEMENT. At the present time I’m in the tapering off period of my training where the mileage of the runs reduces considerably to prepare myself for the big day. Since my previous blog it’s been nice that the weather has turned milder and the scenery more picturesque with the spring flowers being in bloom. I’ve been able to reduce the amount of layers I wear and even swapped my trousers for shorts (brown legs soon). Here is how the final long runs went: SAT 27TH MARCH (19 MILES) - My running friends weren’t available to run with me today so my Husband volunteered to accompany me on his bike. I thought he was going to make me start off too fast but I told him I was keeping to my pace so he stayed behind me. The run today went really well with me planning the route to be as flat as possible so that I had the energy for the distance and not to waste it on hills. I actually finished the run feeling really strong and managed to up the pace for the finish. After my cool down my legs were sore so I decided to try an ice bath to soothe my aching muscles. It didn’t feel very soothing when I got into the bath and my Husband said I sounded like I was in labour. I managed to brave it for 5 minutes, my arms couldn’t last any longer where they were holding me up on the side of the bath so that it was only my legs in the water and nothing else. Still, even though I didn’t enjoy the experience, it did help as my muscles didn’t ache too much the next day. SAT 3RD APRIL (22 MILES) - This was the furthest distance of the training plan; I was feeling really nervous and tired with the accumulation of mileage starting to take its toll. Today I was with my running friends and when we set off the sun was shining. Unfortunately this didn’t last long, on mile 3 the wind picked up and it started to hail, we were forced to run with our heads down as it was stinging our faces. It didn’t take long before we were soaked through, but at least it kept us cool. However the weather did improve and we managed to keep a good even pace, but by mile 19 my legs were feeling very heavy. Then at 19.5 miles I thought to myself this is the furthest I’ve ever run and the pain and emotion took over. I stopped running burst into tears and said “I can’t do this”, my throat tightened and I struggled to breathe. My running friends told me to take some deep breaths, which I did and I managed to continue to finish the remaining 2.5 miles. I felt that my confidence had taken a knock but decided the next long run would tell. SUN 11TH APRIL (18 MILES) – My shorter runs during the week had gone well so I was starting to feel more confident. Today I was running with my friends again and they reassured me that I was capable of the challenge. Today I was, the run went very well and we even managed to pick up the pace for the last 1 mile, but there will be a further 8.2 miles to run on the day. With me tapering off now my legs will be rested and with eating lots of Carbohydrates and keeping well hydrated I should hopefully be well prepared. I think the most important thing is going to be controlling my pace from the start; they say you get your finisher’s medal for completing the final 6 miles not the first. The final 6 miles is where it’s going to get really hard, but I’ve got to be courageous and stay confident with having the self belief. I’ve been told there’s a great atmosphere and the crowd are fantastic. I have friends and family that are going to be there on the day to show their support to help me over the finish line. The result will be in the June issue of the Hadleigh Community news. Although £1,500 was my target amount to raise for the East Anglian Air Ambulance, I have already raised over £5000, sponsorship forms are still available at Keith Avis or online at VirginmoneygivingTrudyAvis. I would like to say a big thank you to everyone that has sponsored and supported me.

Ray Gosling The family of Ray Gosling would like to thank all family, friends and neighbours who attended the funeral. We would also like to thank Pastor Greg Frost for a lovely service and thank Natasha and her staff at Hintlesham George for afternoon tea.

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The Society continues to attract both junior and senior male and female members. Now that the light nights are here we shall be using both our 30 metre outdoor range and our four lane 10 metre indoor range on Tuesday evenings at Semer Village Hall. Our field target shoot held on Sunday March 28th at Wattisham Camp saw a good turnout and a lot of fun was had by all who attended despite the strong cold wind which lead to some difficult shooting.


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The Semer Airgun Society would like to take this opportunity to thank all the Community News readers who have contacted us with offers of secondhand shooting equipment. Our first quarterly competitions are drawing to an end and the winners will be announced soon. The Easter draw for a brand new CO2 powered rifle kindly donated by The Mallard Barn Shop at Wattisham was won by Mr P Swinney and presented to him by Richard, the company representative. We also held an Easter Bunny target competition in which twenty five of our members took part, this was won by Mr G Fowler, second place Mr N Hammond and third place Mr J Wesley. Anyone wishing to visit our society on a Tuesday evening at Semer Village Hall at 7pm are more than welcome to come along and find out what it's all about. T Sanger (President)





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Hadleigh Hares Pick Up The Distance! ENGLAND KILOMATHON Many congratulations to Becky Smith who took part in the world inaugural Kilomathon road race which took place on March 14th. On a dry bright day 4,200 runners (with entrants from all over the world coming to complete in the new running event) ran the 26.2 kilometres (16.2 miles) on the back roads between Nottingham & Derby. The race distance has been billed as 'the perfect race distance' for anyone who is training for a marathon or as a stand-alone challenge. Becky completed the course in a very respectable 2.32.09 – well done. READING HALF MARATHON Congratulations to Corinna Hussey who ran in the Reading half marathon on Sunday March 21st. On a warm sunny day Corinna was elated to break the magic 2 hour mark with a personal best of 1.59.05. The route, mostly flat with hills at 2 and 7 miles respectively, leads the athletes through and around the centre of Reading with a wonderful finish in the town’s packed Madejski Stadium for the 15,000 competitors. STOWMARKET JOE COX HALF MARATHON It was another excellent turn out for the Hares at the Stowmarket half marathon on Sunday 28th March. Fifteen Hares from a total of 304 runners ran in the event organised impeccably by the Stowmarket Striders. Despite threatening rain, the day remained dry and occasionally sunny, though the head winds were a challenge on what is a hilly undulating course through the local countryside. With Matt Gant, Steve Hunt and Francesca Dowie in training for the London Marathon and the triathlon boys looking for a solid run as part of their Ironman training the scene was set for a an excellent race between the Hares. Gant set the pace and led the Hares through the first 4 miles until caught by Grimwade who tested him for the next few miles. Sadly, as so often is the case recently, Grimwade imploded at 9 miles and had to let Gant go, Hanley and Hunt both passed Grimwade but could not catch Gant who had run a perfectly paced race to finish in a time of 1:34:00. An excellent performance from Mike Rosbrook, the oldest athlete in the event, saw him complete the course in 1:50:12, whilst in his very first half marathon Steve Cox's excellent 1:44:20 suggests there is more to come. Eager not to be outdone by the other, husband and wife team Deb and Andrew Stewart both achieved PBs along with Becky Smith who achieved a much wanted sub 2 hour time- congratulations to you all.




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After such a difficult long winter where runners have dealt with the worst possible running conditions in recent years, it is with great joy that we are able to meet up & run in daylight! The onset of British summer time brings with it new challenges in the running schedule, notably being able to run away from the town centre & into the rolling countryside. The running track at Hadleigh High is also available so speed sessions, along with training for longer distances will be available to all. So get your trainers on & join us as we make the most of the precious evening daylight; Hadleigh Hares Athletics Club run three sessions a week for adults (all abilities & ages welcome) one for juniors (age 8-16) & one for youths (16-25); see below for days & times – every session meets at the Hadleigh Leisure Centre: Monday Beginners Night 7.00 pm – 8.00pm Tuesday Junior Night 6.00 pm – 7.00pm Tuesday Youth Night 7.00 pm – 8.00pm Tuesday Ladies Night: 7.00 pm- 8.00pm. (All abilities welcome) Thursday Club Night: 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm (Intermediate / Advanced) Please turn up at the start of one of our sessions and have a chat with our coaches if you are unsure about attending. Alternatively please look at our website


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Hadleigh Dolphins Hadleigh Dolphins sent a sizeable squad to Crown Pools, Ipswich for the annual county championships. This is good news for Head coach, Kern Death and his coaching staff, as the qualification times for counties, continues to get tougher every year, making it quite an achievement for a small club such as Hadleigh to send so many qualifiers. The Dolphins had a swimmer in virtually every event and some of our swimmers swam so well in heats that they made finals and went onto get many personal best times (PB's) and Regional qualification times. The championships are spread out over 3 weekends and clubs from all over the county compete. 50m and 100m events are swam in heats and the fastest 8 qualify for the final. 200m and above events are swam as heat declared winners. This year we had six swimmers who swam so well they qualified for finals. Finalists were; 12 year old Georgia Howard in 50m back and 50m free, finishing 7th and 8th. Tom Olive aged 17 years in 100m free in 3rd place for his age group, 100m Fly finishing 2nd in his age group and 100m back finishing 3rd in his age group. Jake Howard aged 14 years in100m back in 8th place and 100m Breast in 7th. Nathan garrity aged 18 years in 100m breast in 4th in his age group. Matt D'Souza aged 14 years in 50m breast in 4th place. Rebecca Mann aged 13 years in 50m back in 7th place. As well as the finalists we had some exceptional swims from our top male and female swimmers. Seven Regional qualification times were achieved. These championships take place in the Olympic sized pool in Norwich in May 2010. Abi Malster aged 16 years in 50m free and 100m free. Nathan Garrity aged 18 in 100m and 200m breast and Tom Olive aged 17 years in 50m free, 100m free, 200m free. In the longer events there were some great swims from: Tom Olive in 200m IM in 9th and 400m Free in 5th overall. Nathan Garrity 4th overall in 200m Breast. Abi Malster 7th overall in 200m Fly and veteran swimmer, Richard Goodchild 6th in 200m Breast. Other special mentions from the championships must go to: Alanah Barton aged 12 years who got PB's in 400 im, 100m back and free and 200m back. Georgia Barton aged 15 got PB's in 100m free and 100m back. Ben Olive aged 13 years Got PB's in 100m back and 100m Free. Matt D'Souza aged 14 in 50m Fly. 16 year old Angus Chisholm a PB in 50m free. On the final Sunday the traditional relay events were staged. Some Dolphins were making their first appearance at the Counties. These swimmers were: William White,Ben Danskin, James Grant and Finlay Kirk in the 11/12 year Boys relays. Well done boys for overcoming the nerves. The relays proved very exciting and the noise and applause deafening on pool side. Well done and congratulations to all who competed for Hadleigh Swimming Club. Overall there were 35 PB's and 7 Regional qualification times recorded. Thankyou to Head Coach, Kern Death and the coaching Team, James Baalham, Georgie Salisbury, Truan Death and Paul Barton and to Team Manager Laura Salisbury for their valuable time and support on pool side. Thanks also to Jacki Howard and Jane Olive who both officiated and passed their Judge 1/Timekeepers exams at the counties. Thanks for all the family and friends who cheered and encouraged. Hadleigh Swimming Club would like to wish Tom Olive good luck and success at the British College Games in Loughborough on the weekend of 17th/18th April 2010. He has been selected to swim and represent Colchester 6th form college, Essex. If you would like to join our family friendly swimming club in Hadleigh. Please visit our website or come down to hadleigh pool on Monday or Wednesday evenings at 7pm. We have teaching lessons for ALL abilities at reasonable prices and competitive coaching sessions. We have non swimmers, improvers, junior and senior and master swimmers, from club, county and Regional abilities. There are also opportunities for open water events and coaching and teaching experience, on pool side. Club nights are still on as normal despite the updating and modernisation work currently under way at Hadleigh Pool.

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Hadleigh Bowling Club By the time this goes to print we will have started our playing season. If there are any prospective new members who have missed the two open days in April - don't worry, just 'phone 828032 to speak to one of our coaches who will be able to help you. Our annual coffee morning will be on May 8th at 10.30 in the Club in Magdalen Road. There will be plants, cakes, bric a brac, books, a tombola and other attractions as well as coffee and biscuits for only 50p. Do come and bring your friends.

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Hadleigh United began the run in to the end of the season with a home match against Wisbech. Our goalkeeper Aaron Benstead saved a penalty kick but he was eventually beaten by another penalty in the second half. Hadleigh earned a draw with an equaliser by Bobby Bethell. A midweek trip to Walsham produced a great win for Hadleigh by three goals to two. Ronaldo Wright scroed two goals while Bobby Bethell netted the goal of the season with a powerful shot from long range. Norwich United visited the Millfield and we were in front at the interval with a goal from Ronaldo Wright. But the Norfolk side hit back in the second half with four goals and no response from Hadleigh. Another defeat followed at Needham Market, also by four goals to one. Title favourites Needham were convincing with our only consolation being a goal by Liam Jennings in the closing stages. The trip to Newmarket ended with four goals being shared. Craig Payne put Hadleigh in front but the Jockeys scored twice before Kris Rose headed the equaliser. Easter Monday saw us heading down the A12 to Stanway where we were a goal behind at half time. Hadleigh tried hard to equalise but without success and Stanway netted a second goal in the last minute. The next match saw a large crowd at the Millfield for the match against Wroxham. A goal early in the second half gave the Norfolk side a narrow win in a fine match. Wroxham are at Wembley Stadium in the F.A Vase final on Sunday May 9th. Our penultimate match of the season was lost by the only goal of the game at Norwich United on a hard surface in sweltering conditions. The Reserves beat Haverhill by three goals to nil in the Chell Trophy at Hamlet Croft. Jason Curtis scored two with Jon Chinnery also on target. The semi final of the Chell Trophy at Halstead saw our Reserves lose by three goals to nil. In the Ridgeons League our Reserves have given some great performances with Wivenhoe being beaten by four goals to nil, with Jason Curtis, Kris Rose, Kieran Dilloway and Ben Goodchild on target at the Millfield. The return match saw Hadleigh win by six goals to one. Jason Curtis scored another couple with Dilloway, Goodchild, Darly Alexander and Matt Chinnery completing the rout. A five to one hiding at Long Melford was a surprise defeat with Matt Chinnery salvaging some pride with a late goal. The Reserves were back on form for the home match against Sudbury Reserves where an early goal by Curtis and a spectacular effort in the last minute from captain Goodchild secured a two goal success in what had been a battle royal on a real mudbath of a pitch on a wet day. The Reserves league match at Haverhill saw us beaten by a last minute goal but the trip to Witham was highlighted by a hatrick from Jason Curtis in the last half of what ended in a three one win by a top form Hadleigh Reserves on a cold night down in Essex. A Friday night game against Brantham Reserves at the Millfield ended in four goals being shared. A header by Kieran Dilloway and a penalty kick by Jason Curtis scored for Hadleigh to put the team on top of the league with three matches remaining.

Hadleigh United Briefs Hadleigh United’s Ridgeons Youth under 18 team were beaten by five goals to one by Brantham at the Millfield. Hadleigh’s consolation score was an own goal in the fist half. The win confirmed Brantham as league champions. Another defeat by five goals to one followed for the Ridgeons Youth Team at Haverhill with Stephen Meyes on target for Hadleigh. They were also beaten by two to one by Wivenhoe at the Millfield. Chris Browning scoring for Hadleigh after three minutes. A dozen members of our Under 14 youth team acted as ballboys at Portman Road for the Suffolk Senior cup Final between Capel and Team Bury on April 12th. The Millfield is staging the Ridgeons Cup Final between Halstead and Clacton on Friday May 7th. Prizewinners in the latest Hadleigh United monthly draw were Kevin Hay, Neil Henderson and David Pressley. Terry Adams


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Donna Ramsey is organising a reunion football match between Hadleigh United U18's and Elmsett Athletic. Any player who played under Steve Tawell or John Horsewood at Elmsett is eligible to play for the Elmsett reunion side. The match will take place at The Millfield in May, date to be confirmed. Details will appear on our website Contact Donna Ramsey on 07917 730516 if you would like to play.

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Dixon Dart League 15th March George B were hoping to improve on winning a single game in the last local derby against the A side, but found them in an unobliging mood as they romped home winning 11-0 losing only one leg of darts, Tim Reynolds was top man on the night scoring a maximum 180 in his singles win. Brewers A took a 4-1 lead at the Legion A going into the singles, Paul Dawes pulled one back winning the first singles for the Legion side, but wins from Curtis Hammond, Mark Chaplin, and Dan Brown ensured a Brewers victory, Kenny Morphew and Derek Knights won for the Legion to make the final score 7-4 to the Brewers A. The Ram A still have their sights set on second spot and an 11-0 win at the Cock did them no harm at all. Tony (iggles) Smith was in fine form for the Cock A side hitting a 180 in his singles win to help his team to a 7-4 win at the Kings Head. 22nd March Eight Bells were 3-2 ahead going into the singles in this home clash with the Northcroft,singles wins from Pete Batih and Dave (budgie) Dryer put the Northcroft 4-3 up, Bells Kevin Sparkes won the next to level the match before the ever reliable Andy Batih won his singles to put his side in the driving seat, but some inspired darts from Kenny Scarff and Andy Chilton in their respective singles wins gave the Bells a hard fought 6-5 win. George A were again on top form as they put a dent in the Rams campaign for a second place finish winning this one 92.Ram Jets battle for fourth spot also took a severe knock as they went down 8-3 to the George B, Matey Chisnall doing the business for the George as he peppered the lipstick in his doubles game with Glenn Root

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hitting the maximum 180 in their win.There were two other 180`s this week one each for Tim Reynolds, and Tony Smith. 29th March It was a night of high finishing as the George A continued were they left off the previous week with a 10-1 demolition of the Brewers A,Darren Witt topping the bill with a 116 (60-20-36) but still loosing out to the impressive Curtis Hammond who was the Brewers only winner hitting his sixth 180 along the way.British Legion A went 5-1 up at home to the Kings Head, a rare doubles victory from Jim Hill/John Woods helped there cause rumour has it they were throwing hedge hogs( surely not boys), the ever dependable Mick Stuart won his singles before Les Mayes and Colin Thackery won their respective singles to pull a couple of games back for the Head, this was short lived as Marc Rose, Paul Dawes and Kenny Morphew won the remaining games to give the Legion side an 8-3 win.Legion B captain Roger (dogga) Catterall won his second singles game in as many weeks as his team went down 9-2 to the Northcroft, Eddy (the hat) Macaskill turned back the years producing some awesome darts in his singles win for the Northcroft. Clive Godfrey was the only winner for the Hintlesham Social Club as the Eight Bells won this one 10-1. 6th April Bottom placed Cock were 5-3 down at the Kings Head but managed to come away with a 6-5 win as Gary Leathers, David Stiff and Del King took the last three singles.George A Derek Cole was on fire as he took out a 10 dart leg in his singles win which included a 180, as his side won 9-2 at Kersey Bell. A last game decisive singles win from veteran Ron Newton was enough to give the Eight Bells a 6-5 win at the Cock A. Three other 180`s this week one each for Ivan Clements,Liam Macloud, and Shaun Ravensdale. 12th April With three games left to play,Curtis Hammond is the one to catch for the 180 trophy after he hit his seventh maximum of the season as the Brewers A won the derby match with the B side 8-3. There were two other 180`s this week, one each for Russel Hynard and Andy Batih. Polite reminder-: You should by now have received your competition venues/start times, please could all competitors make an effort to be at there respective venue on time. The Grand finals and presentation night will be held at the British Legion (Hadleigh) on the 24th May, first darts 7.30pm. Colin Hynard

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LEAGUE TABLE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; week 27 (12 April 2010) Team P W L A George 'A' 27 27 0 47 Ram 27 21 6 86 Brewers Arms 'A' 27 24 3 94 Royal British Legion 'A' 27 19 8 126 Ram Jets 27 17 10 137 Cock 'A' 27 15 12 139 George 'B' 27 16 11 144 Eight Bells 27 16 11 150 Northcroft Social Club 27 14 13 152 Brewers Arms 'B' 27 9 18 159 Kersey Bell 27 5 22 178 Royal British Legion 'B' 27 8 19 182 Naughton Wheelers 26 8 18 175 King's Head 27 7 20 187 Hintlesham Social Club 27 3 24 209 Cock 26 6 20 200

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CAPTAINS CUP TABLE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; week 27 (12 April 2010) Team P L W George 'A' 27 4 23 King's Head 27 5 22 Kersey Bell 27 7 20 Northcroft Social Club 27 8 19 Cock 'A' 27 9 18 Ram 27 10 17 Naughton Wheelers 26 10 16 Brewers Arms 'B' 27 12 15 Royal British Legion 'A' 27 15 12 Hintlesham Social Club 27 16 11 Ram Jets 27 16 11 George 'B' 27 17 10 Brewers Arms 'A' 27 18 9 Cock 26 21 5 Eight Bells 27 22 5 Royal British Legion 'B' 27 25 2

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