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Doors open on Sudbury’s Virtual High Street Shoppers can now enjoy the very best of Sudbury from the comfort of their front room as the new look Virtual High Street opens its “doors”. With over 50 high street shops, cafes, market traders and businesses signed up, the Sudbury Virtual High Street provides a single online location for shoppers to access local shops and restaurants while at home or on the move before they visit the high street in person. Retailers on the Sudbury Virtual High Street can use the platform to enhance their in-store offer by introducing services such as pre-order or click and collect. Each store page can be personalised to include product listings, gallery and store opening

times on their personalised store page. There is also an option to include online purchasing and delivery depending on the retailer’s requirements. During the COVID-19 lockdown, many retailers explored new ways to reach their customers and offer their services in new ways and the Virtual High Street provides a platform for businesses to expand their offer online. Created as part of the Sudbury Vision partnership and supported by Babergh District Council and Sudbury Town Council, the aim of the Virtual High Street is to help businesses keep connected with their customers and encourage them to shop local. The Virtual High Street concept has built upon an

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Commenting on the Virtual High Street, Cllr Michael Holt, Babergh District Council cabinet member for economic growth said: “This year has been incredibly challenging for high streets up and down the county and we wanted to help our businesses to stay connected with the customers and reach a wider audience through the Virtual High Street. “We want to encourage more people to visit Sudbury and enjoy the fantastic independent shops on offer. The Virtual High Street provides an opportunity for shoppers to see what is available and plan ahead before the visit.â€? The Virtual High Street will initially run as a pilot with retailers signing up for free. Once retailers are onboard, they will be guided and supported to manage their own page to promote their products, offers and services. Rachel Price, STC town centre manager said: “Sudbury is a vibrant market town with a diverse mix of independent retailers, well known chain stores and of course our much loved twice weekly market. Our high street is full of personality and the past few months have reminded us how important that personal touch is and the value of supporting local. Our aim is to continue TOĂ’ SUPPORTĂ’ BUSINESSESĂ’ THROUGHĂ’ THESEĂ’ DIFÂľCULTĂ’ TIMESĂ’ ASĂ’ WELLĂ’ ASĂ’ MAKINGĂ’ ITĂ’ ASĂ’ convenient as possible to help residents discover and shop local. 3OMEĂ’OFĂ’THEĂ’ÂľRSTĂ’BUSINESSESĂ’TOĂ’SIGNĂ’UPĂ’TOĂ’THEĂ’6IRTUALĂ’(IGHĂ’3TREETĂ’HAVEĂ’ALREADYĂ’ been involved with Sudbury Town Council’s initial online resource and based on its success are keen to grow their digital presence. These include Nell & Green Botanics, fashion and accessories from Asters and Alvita’s Boutique, food from Weston’s Bakery and Painter’s CafĂŠ, art and gifts from Duck and Boots as well as some of the towns market stalls including Cox’s Boxes. Ellie Stock Bishop, the owner of Nell & Green Botanics on East Street said: “Our new shop had only been open 2 days when the Government announced lockdown. We embraced the opportunity to invest in our online presence, build our e-commerce platform, free local delivery service and build our social media – we wanted to get our name out there.â€? The Virtual High Street has been developed by local software developer Ellis Heighes who founded Queue Technology Ltd in 2019. Based at the Innovation Labs in Stowmarket, Queue Technology Ltd develop a range of B2C technology solutions. Find out more about the Virtual High Street by visiting: www.virtualhighstreet.uk/sudbury

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In order to comply with social distancing rules and to ensure a happy, safe Christmas, the Community Christmas lunch team and Sudbury Salvation Army have joined forces to provide adequate spaces for everyone that would like to attend. The lunch is open to anyone that would otherwise be alone on Christmas day, or to couples that would like more company, or to anyone who may be ÙOEJOHUIJOHTBMJUUMFEJGÙDVMUUIJTZFBS As usual we will have a traditional Christmas lunch with options for vegetarians or those with special dietary needs. Transport can be provided for those that need it. If you are housebound and would like a lunch delivered on Christmas day, please let us know. We will need folk to book this year so we know numbers. This will be our15th year sharing Christmas day with the Community, we do hope you will join us. To book please contact: The Christopher Centre 01787 313914 or Teresa 01787 311558 Email info@christophercentre.org.uk or Rachel.Hepburn@salvationarmy.org.uk

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The Mayor writes... Towards the end of my September report I made a brief reference to St Peters, since then St Peters has been awarded a Lottery grant which will enable them to make a major refurbishment of the church to enable them to become a major event venue, which is something this Town needed since the demise of the Delphi Centre in July. So, congratulations to all those involved in putting together the case for the grant, which required the support of the Town Council and the Church of England commissioners. Unfortunately, this year as a result of COVID-19, the Poppy Appeal and remembering those who gave their lives or suffered life changing injuries defending our liberty, will take a very different shape this year. There will be a 2 minute silence at 11am on the 11th November outside of the Town Hall. There will be no Parade from the Market Hill to St Gregory’s Church and no Service in St Gregory’s, instead there will be a wreath laying service at the War Memorial on the croft. The Garden of Remembrance outside St. Gregory’s Church will still be in place for those who wish to place a cross in memory of a loved one. Poppies will be available from static boxes in local shops and supermarkets and poppy sellers will be in town on Market days, Thursday and Saturday, from the 24th October outside the Town Hall and St. Peter’s. St Peters will be open on Remembrance Sunday between 11am and 3pm, full details are available on the Sudbury Town Council website. The COVID-19 Pandemic is continuing to play havoc with our lives and cases are gradually creeping up in Suffolk. In general, I believe the people of Sudbury have behaved very responsibly which shows in the number of people affected. Please remember those who are on their own, if you know of anyone in those circumstances please let me know so that we can get in touch. The Sudbury Steering group met on the 28th September 2020 and were presented with some options for Belle Vue Park, the House and Market Hill. However, at this stage they are only ideas for consideration, everything is being affected by the virus so I do not expect much to happen until the virus is under control. Consultation has started again over the Chilton development, a ‘Working Group’ has been set up to consider all of the options for the development of 1150 properties of which 35% will be affordable, Industrial units, Social facilities, a Village Hall complex, Woodlands, water features etc. When EFUBJMTCFDPNFÙSNUIFSFXJMMCFPQFODPOTVMUBUJPO with the general public. That is all for now, stay safe Jack Owen Town Mayor for Sudbury

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Local couple continue unique vision for rural Suffolk Art Gallery Br Brett Gallery is situated in the pretty Suffolk village of Monks Eleigh. It is Su part of Bridge Farm Barns, a collection pa of several unique and independent ret retail businesses offering the customer an unparalleled selection of distinctive pro products and good service. The ou outlets include a tea room, gift shop, Sa Sarah’s Attic vintage collectables, Ol OliVen quilting and felting as well as a ga garden nursery, the Outrageous Cake Co Company and Lavenham Falconry. It all began life as the family concern of ‘C ‘Corncraft’ in 1970. One of the founders, Win Gage, opened opene Brett Gallery in 2015 with the aim of promoting the work of locally based artists and crafts people. There are some 35 regular East Anglian exhibitors displaying a range of work DPWFSJOHPSJHJOBMĂ™OFBSUBOEQSJOUT QPUUFSZ KFXFMMFSZ HMBTT QIPUPHSBQIZ  metal art and wood. Win had decided to retire at the end of March 2020 and this now wellestablished centre was then to have been taken on by husband and wife UFBN 4V[BOOF1FSSZBOE+PIO3FBEJOHXIPJOUFOEUPDPOUJOVFUPTPVSDF XPSLT UIBU Ă™U JOUP UIJT CSBDLFU  "MPOH DBNF UIF QBOEFNJD XIFO UIF Gallery had to close. Following the deferral of the sale of the Gallery, its gradual re-opening alongside Corncraft Tea Room, proved to be more successful quicker than anticipated and it is now open again building on Win’s vision, this time with the extended opening hours of Tuesdays to Sundays, 10.30 to 16.30. 'SPN0DUPCFS +PIOBOE4VFUPPLPWFSUIFSFJHOT XJUIBCVTZĂ™STUXFFL which coincided with the neighbouring monthly Saturday Vintage market. These extended hours are accompanied by a refresh of exhibits as well as the introduction of some new artists. Win will continue to assist for one day a week and Mary, a founding member of staff, has asked to stay with the Gallery, working two days each week. In early 2021, the new owners intend to expand the Exhibition area. A visit to the calm atmosphere of Brett Gallery within the Bridge Farm Barns rural complex has always been an unequalled retail experience – one which we hope you will thoroughly enjoy again and will lead you to come back to re-visit us. There is also free parking, and good disabled facilities. Unit 4, Bridge Farm Barns, Monks Eleigh, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7 7AY Telephone 01449 741553 www.brettgallery.co.uk

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Sudbury Library Hi everyone, here we are in October already, time just seems to be ĂšZJOHCZ8FmSFDPOUJOVJOHUPXPSLIBSEUPHFUUIFTFSWJDFCBDLUPTPNF semblance of normal and we are getting there slowly. I’m sure you can all appreciate, we really want to get everything back up and running for you, but we must do it in a way that is safe for staff and our customers, so we BSFTMPXMZSFJOUSPEVDJOHTFSWJDFTXIFOXFĂ™OEBXBZPGEPJOHUIFNTBGFMZ Our Current Services Browsing – this is the main service customers have been asking for and we’re pleased to be able to offer it again. There is now access to the main MJCSBSZ NF[[BOJOF BOEDIJMESFOmTMJCSBSZ GFFMGSFFUPDPNFJOBOEIBWFB look around. Computer sessions - you can book a slot on our public computer for 3050 minutes at a time for one session per day. Photocopying - this is self-service only Scanning - we are offering a scanning service, if you want to scan documents to a USB stick you can do that on our photocopier. If you want to scan documents to an email address, we can also do that for you. Reservations – Our reservation system has been up and running for a few months now. You can reserve books from around the county either by phoning us on the number below or visiting our website, details are also below. Select and collect - Much like the reservations you can call us or complete the online form available on our website. The staff in the library will select a few books for you based on what you would like and what is available in Sudbury at the time. Thank you all for your continued support and patience, we really do appreciate it. We are working hard on a plan to introduce all the services you love, but I’m sure you will understand we need to make sure they are introduced safely. At this stage we do not have a solid timeframe from when we will be back to “normalâ€?. We are reviewing things regularly, so hopefully we will be able to add things in as time goes on. Our current opening hours are as follows: Monday – Saturday 10:00 - 13:00 & 14:30 - 16:30 If you have any questions, please get in touch with us: Telephone - 01787 321595

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The Christopher Centre With so much going on at present at The Christopher Centre this month I would like to put out an appeal for volunteers. We now have an excellent volunteer handy man doing a grand job clearing our neglected courtyard. To help out we could do with a few strong armed volunteers to help clear the car park and to help out with moving tables etc on a rota basis. We are also looking for volunteers to do an afternoon shift on our reception on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Shifts run from 1p.m. to 4 p.m. Marketing a Charity is never easy without a large budget, so we are thrilled to welcome Hannah onto our team to help us with this. To assist Hannah it would be great to have an IT volunteer with knowledge of graphics for posters, logos etc. If any of these volunteer positions appeal to you, please contact us: Phone 01787 313914 Email info@christophercentre.org.uk

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Visitors can scrap the paper with new digital parking Motorists parking in Babergh and Mid Suffolk can now scrap their paper ticket and go digital – to help protect their health and the environment. Visitors needing to drive into the districts to shop local, instead of walking or cycling, can now choose to go paperless in the councils’ ticketed car parks. Thanks to the introduction of MiPermit, Babergh and Mid Suffolk’s shoppers can now help to reduce waste by opting for a digital ticket instead. With around a million visits made to the councilowned car parks each year, opting for MiPermit could save millions of pieces of paper going in the bin annually. Cllr Elisabeth Malvisi, cabinet member for environment at Babergh District Council, said: 'IVINGÂ&#x;VISITORSÂ&#x;CHOICEÂ&#x;WHENÂ&#x;VISITINGÂ&#x;ANDÂ&#x;SHOPPINGÂ&#x; INÂ&#x; OURÂ&#x; KEYÂ&#x; TOWNSÂ&#x; ANDÂ&#x; LOCATIONSÂ&#x; ISÂ&#x; REALLYÂ&#x; IMPORTANTÂ&#x; g)NTRODUCINGÂ&#x; DIGITALÂ&#x; TICKETSÂ&#x;MEANSÂ&#x;WEÂ&#x;CANÂ&#x;CONTINUEÂ&#x;TOÂ&#x;IMPROVEÂ&#x;OURÂ&#x;VISITORÂ&#x;OFFERÂ&#x;ASÂ&#x;PARTÂ&#x;OFÂ&#x;OURÂ&#x; WIDERÂ&#x;TOWNÂ&#x;VISIONSÂ&#x;"UT Â&#x;ESPECIALLYÂ&#x;NOW Â&#x;REDUCINGÂ&#x;TOUCHÂ&#x;POINTSÂ&#x;ISÂ&#x;ALSOÂ&#x;ANÂ&#x; IMPORTANTÂ&#x;PARTÂ&#x;INÂ&#x;AIDINGÂ&#x;OURÂ&#x;#/6)$ Â&#x;RECOVERYÂ&#x; Virtual tickets are available online, via the MiPermit app, by phone, and by text both in advance and on the day – allowing visitors to choose an option to suit them. Tickets and further information can be obtained via the councils MiPermit portal Further electric vehicle charging points across the districts, and upgrading car park machines to include a card payment option, continue to be explored.

JustTalk A recent trip to the vets made *UST4ALKÂ&#x; COUNSELLINGÂ&#x; founder, Glenda D Roberts realise that there was a need a pet bereavement and counselling service in Sudbury. g)Â&#x; HADÂ&#x; TAKENÂ&#x; MYÂ&#x; OWNÂ&#x; DOGÂ&#x; TOÂ&#x; THEÂ&#x; VETSÂ&#x; ANDÂ&#x; WASÂ&#x; FOCUSEDÂ&#x; ONÂ&#x; MYÂ&#x; OWNÂ&#x; CONCERNSÂ&#x; ABOUTÂ&#x; HER Â&#x;BUTÂ&#x;ASÂ&#x;)Â&#x;WAITEDÂ&#x;INÂ&#x;MYÂ&#x;CARÂ&#x; OUTSIDEÂ&#x; THEÂ&#x; VETSÂ&#x; SURGERYÂ&#x; )Â&#x; COULDÂ&#x; NOTÂ&#x; HELPÂ&#x; BUTÂ&#x; TOÂ&#x; NOTICEÂ&#x; AÂ&#x;FAMILYÂ&#x;LEAVINGÂ&#x;THEÂ&#x;SURGERYÂ&#x;INÂ&#x; GREATÂ&#x;DISTRESSÂ&#x;-YÂ&#x;HEARTÂ&#x;WENTÂ&#x; OUTÂ&#x;TOÂ&#x;THOSEÂ&#x;POORÂ&#x;PEOPLE g/URÂ&#x; PETSÂ&#x; BECOMEÂ&#x; PARTÂ&#x; OFÂ&#x; OURÂ&#x; FAMILIESÂ&#x; ANDÂ&#x; Â&#x; LOVEÂ&#x; USÂ&#x; UNCONDITIONALLY Â&#x; )Â&#x; COULDÂ&#x; SEEÂ&#x; THATÂ&#x;THESEÂ&#x;PEOPLEÂ&#x;HADÂ&#x;JUSTÂ&#x;BEENÂ&#x;THROUGHÂ&#x;THEÂ&#x;AWFULÂ&#x;TRAUMAÂ&#x;OFÂ&#x;LOSINGÂ&#x;THEIRÂ&#x; BELOVEDÂ&#x;PETÂ&#x;4HISÂ&#x;SITUATIONÂ&#x;MADEÂ&#x;MEÂ&#x;REALISEÂ&#x;THATÂ&#x;THEREÂ&#x;ISÂ&#x;NOTHINGÂ&#x;OUTÂ&#x;THEREÂ&#x; TOÂ&#x; HELPÂ&#x; ANDÂ&#x; SUPPORTÂ&#x; PEOPLEÂ&#x; ASÂ&#x; THEYÂ&#x; GOÂ&#x; THROUGHÂ&#x; THEÂ&#x; VERYÂ&#x; REALÂ&#x; GRIEVINGÂ&#x; PROCESSÂ&#x;THATÂ&#x;LOSINGÂ&#x;AÂ&#x;PETÂ&#x;CREATESs The seed of an idea had taken root and over the next few days Roberts and her colleagues at JustTalk2019 headquarters developed this idea JOUPUIF+VTU5BMLQFUCFSFBWFNFOUDPVOTFMMJOHTFSWJDF#BTFEBUUIF ExploringU centre for wellbeing in Station Road Sudbury, this unique service offers pet owners the opportunity to talk about their pets and work through their grief in a safe and supportive environment. Being able to talk about the joy and love that a pet has given is a vital part of the grieving process. Pet owners are encouraged to bring in photos of their beloved pets and talk to one of our trainee counsellors. g7EÂ&#x;HAVEÂ&#x;SETÂ&#x;UPÂ&#x;THISÂ&#x;SERVICEÂ&#x;FORÂ&#x;ANYONEÂ&#x;WHOÂ&#x;ISÂ&#x;EXPERIENCINGÂ&#x;THEÂ&#x;LOSSÂ&#x;OFÂ&#x; NOTÂ&#x;ONLYÂ&#x;THEIRÂ&#x;PET Â&#x;BUTÂ&#x;THEIRÂ&#x;FRIENDÂ&#x;4HEÂ&#x;LOSSÂ&#x;OFÂ&#x;AÂ&#x;PETÂ&#x;CANÂ&#x;AFFECTÂ&#x;YOUÂ&#x;INÂ&#x;Â&#x;MANYÂ&#x; WAYSÂ&#x;ANDÂ&#x;GRIEVINGÂ&#x;ISÂ&#x;ANÂ&#x;IMPORTANTÂ&#x;PARTÂ&#x;OFÂ&#x;Ă›NDINGÂ&#x;CLOSUREÂ&#x;AFTERÂ&#x;LOSINGÂ&#x;AÂ&#x;PETs Many counselling services have closed their doors during the COVID Crisis, but after closing through lockdown, ExploringU centre for wellbeing re opened in July. Working within the government guidelines regarding safe practice, clients are offered the option of having a face to face TFTTJPOXJUIBDPVOTFMMPSPSIBWJOHDPVOTFMMJOHWJB[PPN5IFZDBOXPSL with an experienced counsellor or with a student at a discounted rate. It is suggested that the sessions are 50 minutes long and take place once a week to suit the client. The centre is opening hours are Monday to Friday 9 am to 9.30 pm and can be contacted on 03001200279 or by email at info@justtalk2019.com Most of the team are pet owners and bring their own understanding of the special bond that exists between a person and their pets.

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Come and enjoy a truly magical festive experience at Stoke by Nayland as our family-owned hotel is transformed, once again, into a fabulous Winter Wonderland. It’s even bigger and better this year with lots of festive entertainment for everyone to enjoy, all in safe environments, leading up to the big day.



(QMR\IDQWDVWLFIRRGVHUYHGZLWKIHVWLYHĆQHVVHDWRXUHQWHUWDLQLQJ(YHQLQJ'LQLQJ Experiences. A great alternative to the Christmas Party! A Bavarian Christmas, Fridays & Saturdays - £45.00pp Del Boy’s Christmas Comedy Dinner Show, Saturday 12th December - £59.00pp Christmas Panto Comedy Dinner Show, Saturday 19th December - £59.00pp 7-course Luxury Dining Experience, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - £85.00pp

FESTIVE LUNCHES, AFTERNOON TEAS & DINNERS* Get the festivities started early and enjoy a delicious Festive Lunch, Dinner or Afternoon Tea throughout December enjoying stunning views of the Dedham Vale in Winter. 2-course Festive Lunch - £21.50pp | 3-course Festive Lunch - £26.50pp 2-course Festive Dinner - £23.50pp | 3-course Festive Dinner - £28.50pp Festive Afternoon Tea - £21.95pp

FAMILY SANTA EVENTS - FROM £10.95pp* Santa comes to town with a surprise gift for every child and lots of Christmas cheer at our Brunch and Lunch events. Brunch with Santa, Sunday 6th December, 9:30 am to 11:30 am Santa Sunday, Sunday 13th December, 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm

THE MAIN EVENT - CHRISTMAS DAY & BOXING DAY* Let us take care of everything so you don’t have to. Sit back, relax and savour the luxury of enjoying our Chefs’ award-winning cuisine this Christmas! Family Christmas Lunch, 12:30 pm to 15:30 pm - £59.95 adult, £30.00 child** Luxury Christmas Lunch, 12:30 pm to 15:30 pm - £95.00pp Boxing Day Lunch, 12:30 pm to 15:30 pm - £34.95 adult, £17.50 child** **Child aged 2-12 years old. Free for under 2 year olds.

View all of our Christmas events at www.stokebynayland.com/christmas or call our Events Team on 01206 262836. *Terms and conditions apply. Maximum of 6 people per table, in line with Government guidelines, correct at the time of going to press. Deposits are taken at the time of booking and are covered by our COVID Promise. Please see our website for more details.

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Value Garden Centres Christmas is always a magical experience at Cherry Lane. We transform our centres into a winter wonderland with both real & artificial Christmas trees, outdoor & indoor lights, decorations and gift ideas plus so much more!


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From wreath-making workshops to visiting Santa in his grotto, there’s something for everyone. Visit our website for all of the latest events.


At Cherry Lane, we’re to be able to say a wide selection of our plants have been grown by us. Our friendly & knowledgeable horticultural specialists are always happy to help with all of your gardening needs.

The Watering Can Café Bistro The Watering Can café bistro offers a wide variety of food and drinks. Whether you’re after a quick coffee, a snack or a relaxed meal, you’ll find something truly appetising in our much-loved restaurant.

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