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All works are expected to be completed by late Spring 2020, and the leisure centre will remain open throughout the work – with the phased approach designed to cause minimum disruption to members. Tracey Loynds, Development Director for Abbeycroft Leisure, said: “We want RXUORFDOFRPPXQLW\WREHQHÂżWIURPWKLVH[FLWLQJSURMHFWLQORWVRIGLIIHUHQWZD\V DQGWKHSKDVHRQHFRPSOHWLRQVHHVWKHQHZJURXSH[HUFLVHVWXGLRDQG+HDOWKDQG )LWQHVVFKDQJLQJURRPRSHQWRWKHSXEOLF:HGRDSSUHFLDWHWKHSDWLHQFHRIRXU FXVWRPHUVZKLOVWZHDUHLPSURYLQJWKHIDFLOLW\DQGKRSHWKDW\RXDUHDVH[FLWHGDV ZHDUHWRVHHWKHQHZIDFLOLWLHVFRPSOHWHGODWHUWKLV\HDU Âł,QWKHPHDQWLPHWKRXJKZHZRXOGOLNHWRUHPLQGRXUXVHUVWKDWVZLPPLQJLV DYDLODEOHDVXVXDODQGWKHWLPHWDEOHFDQEHIRXQGRQRXUZHEVLWHZZZDFOHLVXUH com Âł$OVRWRFHOHEUDWHWKHQHZFRPPXQLW\URRPWKDWZLOOEHFRPHDYDLODEOHIRUORFDO FRPPXQLW\JURXSVDQGRUJDQLVDWLRQVWRKLUHODWHULQWKHSURMHFWZHÂśUHRIIHULQJ FRPPXQLW\JURXSVWKHRSSRUWXQLW\WRDSSO\IRUIUHHXVHIRUWKUHHPRQWKVVRZRXOG HQFRXUDJH\RXUUHDGHUVWRHQWHURXUSUL]HGUDZ´ Cllr Derek Davis, cabinet member for communities at Babergh District Council, added: Âł,WÂśVJUHDWWRVHHWKHÂżUVWSKDVHÂżQLVKHGDWWKH.LQJÂżVKHU/HLVXUH&HQWUH WRSURYLGHWKHFRPPXQLW\RI6XGEXU\ZLWKVRPHPXFKQHHGHGDQGPRGHUQLVHG OHLVXUHIDFLOLWLHV:HZDQWWRHQVXUHRXUUHVLGHQWVDUHDEOHWRUHPDLQKDSS\KHDOWK\ DQGDFWLYHDQG,FDQÂśWZDLWWRVHHWKHFRPSOHWHGZRUNVZKLFKIRUPDSRVLWLYHVWHS WRZDUGVXVLQYHVWLQJLQDQGLPSURYLQJRXUOHLVXUHIDFLOLWLHVDFURVVWKHGLVWULFW,ZRXOG HQFRXUDJHDQ\FRPPXQLW\JURXSVLQWHUHVWHGLQXVLQJWKHFRPPXQLW\VSDFHWRHQWHU WKHGUDZ´ Community groups interested in entering the prize draw for free community room hire for three months should email jonathan.harvey@acleisure.com by 14 February.

Why Your Farmers Market Matters Here at Suffolk Market Events we recently compiled a piece of research based on why markets matter to town and village centres and we found the results were really relevant to Long Melford. Markets can be a major motivating factor for people to come to a certain location; the presence of a regular traditional market, even if it is classed as a small market, adds diversity to the town or village and encourages local residents as well as visitors from a growing catchment area to stay in that place to shop. This means that markets matter economically as they generate footfall increases helping to increase retail sales not only at the market but also at other shops, pubs and restaurants in the town. This is vital, right now, in Long Melford where shops and other businesses are closing down in shocking numbers. Markets also matter socially. They are places of social interaction, used by everyone. Markets are where people of different incomes, ages, genders and cultures can meet together and interact. Since the farmers market in Long Melford started a year ago, we have had some months when there has been a fabulous buzz in the Village Hall with locals and visitors enjoying the fabulous range of stalls and taking time to sit outside and have a coffee. This needs to be a regular occurrence and that can only happen with local support. When this ‘gathering’ occurs, the market plays a crucial role in giving Long Melford a distinct identity that sets it apart from those villages without such an asset. Finally, markets matter politically as they promote sustainability. Environmental and ecological beneďŹ ts arise from selling locally-sourced products and through serving local communities who mainly walk or use public transport. Another plus is that markets promote community health; the availability of fresh and affordable food and the opportunity for social interaction helps enhance physical and mental well-being. Markets shape the world we live in and are part of our cultural heritage. The concept of a ‘market town’ is ancient and familiar and continues to have a profound effect on village, town and city centre performance. We are proud of Long Melford Farmers Market. We see it as not just a place where money changes hands but a place where people choose to go to spend their time but it needs your support if it is going to continue and thrive and so we look forward to seeing you all, in the village hall on Saturday February 8th for the ďŹ rst farmers market of 2020. Long Melford Farmers’ Market Saturday February 8th and on the Second Saturday of Every Month From 9.30am – 1pm at the Village Hall, Long Melford, CO10 9JQ www.suffolkmarketevents.co.uk

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The search now begins for the 2020 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) candidate to be sponsored by the Sudbury Club. If you know of a young person, aged between 18 and 26 on the 1 September 2020, who would benefit from a week’s character- and team-building experiences at the Grafham Water Centre in Cambridgeshire, please do recommend them to us, so that they can be considered for our support this year. There are numerous outdoor activities as well as other challenges to be faced and overcome. Please contact the Rotary Club Secretary on 07787 470876 if you know of a suitable candidate. The RYLA course takes place during the first week of September and all of our previous RYLA scholars tell us that this experience is very worthwhile: they become more confident and learn a great deal, while meeting many physical and mental challenges. After successfully completing the course, candidates are awarded a RYLA certificate and a certificate of Continuing Professional Development. And if you would like to know more about Rotary, why not come along to one of our lunches at The Mill Hotel on Mondays, or go along and meet members of REG (the Rotary Evening Group) who get together on the second and fourth Mondays of each month in the Prado Lounge on Market Hill, Sudbury, from 7.30 p.m. for about an hour? For Monday lunch please leave a message on the Club telephone (07787 470876), so we know to expect you, or talk to Mags (07557 235858) or Gloria (07817 715885) to find out more about REG. Rotarian Lesley Ford-Platt

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Sudbury Library February is here and that means one thing at Sudbury. Harry Potter!!!. This year we are doing things a little differently; instead of the Harry Potter night we are going to have a Harry Potter week. Between 17th – 23rd there will be some muggle activities going on including: Activity packs which include a craft activity, sticker, bookmark, word search and puzzles - £2 each Colour in your very own sock to help save Dobby – Free Monday 17th 10:30 – 12:00 Make a Wand and Troll Bogeys!! – This is a ticket event only, to be purchased in advance - £2.50 per child Friday 21st 10:30 – 12:00 Harry Potter Lego build - £1 per child. Our weekly activities and events schedule: Tuesdays 14:30 – 16:30 – Toptime this month 4th - Creative writing. 11th - Book group. This month we will be discussing Days of Wonder by Keith Stuart 18th - Chair yoga ( £3.00 per person, payable on the day) 25th – Quiz time!! – First one for 2020, come along and have a go. Wednesdays 15:00 – 16:00 - 1-2-1 computer sessions– if it is on our own PC’s it is free or you can bring your own device for £2, please book with a member of staff. 13:30 – 15:30 - Shared Reading project A friendly, social, informal and relaxing session to share your thoughts and feelings about life through reading. The stories and poems are chosen by the volunteers and the group. Thursdays 10:30 – 11:00 – Wordplay (previously Bookstart) – story and rhyme time for 0-4yrs 11:00 – 11:30 - Stay and Play After Bookstart why not stay for a cup of tea/coffee and let the little ones play with some toys!! 10:00 – 11:00 - 1-2-1 computer sessions – if it is on our own PC’s it is free or you can bring your own device for £2, please book with a member of staff. 12:30 – 14:30 - Open Space Our free wellbeing group. If you fancy coming along for a chat or to do some craft activities, why not come along to the group, you get involved as much or as little as you want. There will also be tea and coffee on the go, possibly a biscuit!! Fridays 15:00 – 16:00 - 1-2-1 computer sessions– if it is on our own PC’s it is free or you can bring your own device for £2, please book with a member of staff. Saturdays 14:30 – 16:00 – Lego Club, 50p per session, come along and become a member and let your imagination run wild. 15:00 – 16:00 – 1-2-1 computer sessions – every other week. if it is on our own PC’s it is free or you can bring your own device for £2, please book with a member of staff. Sundays 11:00 – 12:30 – Kids Club, Free children’s craft activities each week. 13:30 – 15:00 – Family board games and puzzles, come and have a go at a range of board games and puzzles – everyone is welcome One last thing. We have a meeting room for hire, if you’re interested or know of any groups that may be interested please get in touch. From £7.50 per hour (Increasing to £10 per hour from 1st April)

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Ebony’s Blog Life at The Shelley Centre Ho ho, this is the leap month! I hope the extra day is a bonus to you all, and that people learning their 4 x table enjoy working out other leap years in their lives. Did you know how important maths is in my life? As a simulator I should not be able to work without the computer programme that runs me. My little old friend BABS is entirely electrical mechanical, someone from another age, bless her. But we work together to help those riders who can’t be on a live horse when they come to the Shelley Centre.

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You all know how boring the winter months are, what with the dark evenings, the rain and the mud. I can hardly report on anything exciting happening up here since Christmas, and I have to admit that I failed to get 30 people to give me their reasons for being involved here before the year of our 30th anniversary ended. Luckily our umbrella organisation copied my idea and went for 50 people to celebrate the 50th birthday of the Riding for the Disabled Asosiation and the page on their website is truly brilliant. www.rda.org/50faces/ I thought I’d borrow a couple of examples to whet your appetite, or in case you don’t get to browse that page yourself. Ex jockey, now an RDA client: Tyrone Williams: “In my career I rode about 850 winners. When you’re an apprentice, you can’t wait to go racing. 15 years in, it’s just another day. I never got nervous, but I promise you now you’ve got to have bottle. I can’t think about that now.I had a stroke 3 years ago when I was 49. I wasn’t racing anymore but I was still riding out. I couldn’t tell you what happened for the first three months. I didn’t know where I was. Every day after that I’ve been trying to get better.I didn’t know about RDA until I moved back to Lambourn. It’s a big step. I’d been used to riding horses my whole life but I hadn’t ridden for two years. I wasn’t sure I could do it. Right from the first day I was determined to walk to the mounting block and leave my wheelchair at the gate. Getting on wasn’t pretty, but we’ve found a way. When I got on that first time I remember feeling so happy and thinking that’s it – I’m back. Coming to RDA is a new step. From where I am now, I can only get better.” Matt, Para-Showjumper and dressage competitor who is deaf: “So there’s lots of bits to my RDA story, and it’s all really important to me. I think in sign language, then I have to remember the English words and then I have to try and remember the English grammar and what order I should put the words in, and change them from how I have it in sign in my head and put it in English. In my family I am the only one who is deaf. It’s difficult when there’s lots of hearing people and they’re having a conversation and I don’t know what’s going on, or I say something and I’m interrupting because they are talking about something different. The autism also makes it hard for me. I don’t always like being with people all the time. So I suppose now my life is all about the horses, and everything that links with them. We came here when I was six. And I was just happy when I was with the horses. When I started riding I had a leader and side walkers. We went slowly so it was easy for someone to walk next to me and do signing. As I got better and faster that was a bit of a problem! These days I have my own horse and I compete in Para-Showjumping and dressage. I’m really proud to be a volunteer. When I started I did things like grooming, helping with tacking up, and things around the yard. As I got older and started doing more on the computer I found there were other things that I could do to help. That developed into social media, and now that’s the focus of the volunteering work I do. The aim is to make people aware of what’s happening, to get them involved and get more people to understand what we do.” So my thanks to two men who showcase different aspects of the RDA and I do hope you’ll enjoy exploring the lives of the other 48! They are full of surprises.

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BLINDS Eavesdropping can be very confusing. I thought the volunteers were celebrating having perfect eyesight when they were talking about seeing in 20 20 last month. Mum explained this year marks the start of a new decade which inspires many resolutions like getting fit - as she eyed my bulging tummy! If you want to shed some extra festive pounds don’t forget the Nayland 10K takes place on 5th July. SESAW is one of the beneficiaries of this family friendly day and dogs are welcome to accompany their owners. The website will be launched soon for anyone wishing to register at: https://www.nayland10k.co.uk/ Thank you to some of our supporters who are already fit. A local group of football playing friends raised £80 which will help keep our kennels warm this winter. So will the blankets in the photo, made by local ladies. As you can see, we couldn’t wait to snuggle into the cosy covers - trust one of the cats to join in. More thanks to Monica, Tam and Denise for checking jigsaws ready for our sales, starting with our £1 Sale next month. Door opens at 11am on 14th March at Newton Village Hall, C10 0QS. Look out for lots of bargains in all departments. I may not have 20 20 vision but there’s nothing wrong with my sense of smell which tells me dinner is nearly ready. Time to see what’s cooking in the kitchen for me, Kenny (the Boss) Chihuahua. Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare, Reg.Charity No.1124029, Stoke Road, Leavenheath, CO6 4PP. Tel: 01787 210888, www.sesaw.co.uk. Usually open 10-1pm Thurs-Sunday but please check before visiting

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Your invitation to our Tastes of the World open day! Townsfolk are invited to a Tastes of the World experience at Hadleigh Nursing Home, in Friars Road, Hadleigh, from 11am to 2pm on Tuesday February 25. At 11am visitors will have the opportunity of a closeup encounter with the famous alpacas of Clay Farm, Wattisham, whose visit to the home last year was documented on BBC’s The One Show. Hadleigh Nursing Home was chosen for a trial, using the South Hadleigh Nursing Home staff dressing American breed for pet up for their last international day. therapy sessions, and Manager Tracey Burt, second left. it was shown the gentle animals have an amazingly therapeutic effect on people living with dementia. From 12.30pm, people will be able to enjoy a Tastes of the World buffet lunch with dishes prepared by the home’s cosmopolitan mix of staff. Home manager Tracey Burt said: “We have an amazing mix of staff here with nurses and support workers from countries as far afield as the Philippines, Nepal, India, Nigeria, Poland, Rumania, Bulgaria, Lithuania and the US. They will all be dressing up in national costume for the event and contributing to our buffet.” She said there would be live music with a popular local artist singing songs from around the world. “All our events are family friendly. Our residents love to meet people from their local community,” she said. “If you are feeling isolated and want to make new friends, please come along to any of our regular events. “If you are thinking about a care home for you or your loved ones, our events are a good opportunity to visit us and see how care has changed.” Please visit Hadleigh Nursing Home’s website – www.hadleighhall.care – to see our upcoming events.

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New cycling proficiency area for Sudbury youngsters Sudbury’s Belle Vue Park has seen the latest improvement to its play provision, with the creation of a new cycling proficiency area opened this month by Babergh District Council. The cycling proficiency area in Belle Vue Park, Sudbury, sees Babergh District Council take the next steps to improve play provision across the park in line with their Communities, and Leisure, Sport and Physical Activity Strategies. This work follows the council’s £150,000 investment earlier in the year to build a new skatepark and multi-use games area, which were developed in collaboration with Sudbury Town Council, community groups and skate park users. By redesigning the old skatepark area into a cycling proficiency zone, it has turned the space into a multi-purpose hard surface that can be used for major town and community events such as the Carnival and Party in the Park, at the same time as allowing youngsters to get active and improve their cycling skills year-round. Cllr Derek Davis, cabinet member for communities at Babergh District Council, said: “The creation of this new cycling proficiency area is another exciting step for Belle Vue Park, and forms part of our ongoing investment to improve both play provision at the park, and leisure facilities across the district. “The former skatepark space is well-used for community activities throughout the year – so by turning it into a multi-purpose hard surface for year-round use, both for major town and community events such as the Carnival and Party in the Park, and to provide youngsters with a space to practice their cycling skills, I’m sure it will be enjoyed for many years to come. “Providing the facilities needed is really important for us, as we work towards achieving the aims set out in our Leisure, Sport and Physical Activities and Communities Strategies, to encourage our residents to get more active.”

The Arts Society The Arts Society – South Suffolk offers a stimulating monthly lecture programme delivered by experts on all aspects of the Arts. Lectures take place at 2 p.m. at The Quay Theatre, Sudbury on the 3rd Tuesday each month (excepting July/August or December). Membership is £43 pa for 9 lectures; a quarterly Arts magazine plus the additional option of visiting Places of Interest during the year. TO JOIN : Click on to our website www.tassouthsuffolk.org.uk, to find out more and to contact Membership Organiser, Pauline Cardwell. Or if preferred telephone 01787 228482 / email ninicardwell@live.co.uk OR ENJOY A FREE TASTER SESSION with voucher below:

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Richard Kemp Tresco, New Road, Long Melford, Suffolk CO10 9JY telephone: 01787 378149 email: richard.kemp@suffolk.gov.uk 2020-21 Budget Proposals Due to the General Election, the announcement of the 2020-21 budget proposals was delayed until end of December. These proposals were scrutinised on Tuesday 7 January, discussed by the Cabinet on 24 January and by the full Council on 13 February. There are no major cuts to services proposed in the 2020-21 budget. However, the budget does rely on the council achieving £7.2m of savings from its transformation programmes, and a further £12.3m from “mitigations and savings”.

Primary school applications 2020/21 Suffolk parents had until Wednesday 15 January 2020 to make their application to secure their child’s place at a Primary, Infant, Junior or Middle school for September 2020. Applications were made for children born between 01 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 who are due to start primary school from September 2020. Parents and carers are also reminded to make themselves familiar with changes to Suffolk’s School Travel Policy, which came into effect September 2019. If parents and carers do not apply by the closing date, their application may not be dealt with until after places have been offered to those who applied on time.

Future bus projects Suffolk County Council is planning to launch a pilot project in early 2020, using school buses to provide bus services for rural communities during offpeak hours. The scheme will run as a pre-book service via a series of villages from Stowmarket to Cockfield, before connecting with Sudbury services. The reverse journey will happen in the afternoon. If the pilot is successful, this system may be implemented in other parts of the county. At a Scrutiny meeting in December, the deputy cabinet member for transport announced that the council was planning to bid for around £20 million from the Department for Transport for an electric bus pilot scheme. If the bid is successful, the council has said that it plans to launch the pilot scheme within 12-18 months in the Bury St Edmunds area.

BYGONE EXHIBITION Sunday 16 February 2020 at the Scout Hall, Quay Lane, Sudbury 10.30 - 3 pm Admission £1.00

Pat’s Dayz Owt I am pleased to say BT have finally sorted the phone lines now, we are back – and on our own numbers at last, so I am ready to receive your call. I hope there is something to encourage you to join our happy passengers. February outing to Brick Lane is very popular and only one ticket left, and the March Holiday is fully booked, sorry. (Must be doing something right!!) Wed 22 April Cadbury’s World Wed 20 May Seal Watching from boat from Harwich followed by Brewers Fayre dinner on return journey Wed 17th June Wroxham and Mississippi Paddle Boat Fri 21 – Mon 24 Aug 4 day Holiday to County Durham, including visit to “Kynren” – an awesome show not to be missed (ring me for further details of this,) - we also visit Durham and Beamish. Mon 5 – Fri 9 Oct 5 day Holiday Llandudno Mon 16 – Fri 20 Nov Turkey and Tinsel 5 day holiday Weston Super Mare. This was requested by passengers when we had a 5 day holiday at the same hotel in March 2019, as we had such a good time then. Sun 8 Nov. Thursford Christmas Spectacular Wed 25 Nov Thursford Christmas Spectacular Sun 6 Dec Snape Maltings for the Co-op Juniors Christmas show There is an old saying of “you have to be in it to win it” – ours is “book early to avoid disappointment” I hope to hear from or see you soon. To enquire, or book, call me on 01787 310982 my mobile 07887 868259 or e mail 22patron24@gmail.com Pat Bennett

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Join our team of volunteers at Melford Hall Do you have spare time on your hands? Do you like to meet and chat to new people? Perhaps you would like to be part of a team and make new friends, have new experiences, or learn something new. What about working in a wonderful environment, surrounded by beautiful furniture, fine paintings and friendly people. If this appeals, then you are just the person we are looking for. Melford Hall is a beautiful country residence, with an eclectic mix of styles. It has history, triumphs and disasters in bucket loads. What better place to spend a few hours a week. We are looking for more Room Guides and Meet and Greet volunteers to join our current team. Our visitor season runs from April to October and we open from Wednesday to Sunday, plus Bank Holidays, from 12.00 – 5.00pm. These roles will involve talking to our visitors, answering their questions and sharing the stories surrounding the house. You will receive as much help, guidance and training as you need to ensure that you find this an enjoyable and fulfilling time. Find out if this is for you by coming to our open day on Saturday 29th February. Drop in between 10am and 1pm to meet our staff and volunteers who will ply you with tea and biscuits, answer your questions, explain the roles and give you a tour of the Hall. If you would like to find out more, please contact us at melford@nationaltrust.org.uk, or call on 01787 379228, or visit our website or Facebook page.

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Coffee & Cake @ St Catherine’s - Long Melford Following a break at the end of 2019, the monthly meetings of this popular group are due to restart on Thursday 6th February 2020. This group started in 2012 as a way of using this wonderful church, to raise funds and provide social contact for residents. As the title suggests, a hot drink and homemade cake are on offer with the opportunity to socialise, all for a nominal charge of £2.50. All are welcome to attend this social gathering, which runs from 10:30 – 12:00 in this gem of a building, situated in St Catherine’s Road. Parking is a little tricky, so if you do need to come by car may we suggest parking in Little St Mary’s on the main road. We are actively looking for volunteers to help at the monthly meetings, which are on the first Thursday of the month, or if you know someone who makes a nice cake and might be prepared to bake one every couple of months, please do get in touch with Margaret Taylor on 01787 880875.

Three great dining venues now open at Stoke by Nayland Hotel to suit all tastes! The clubhouse at Stoke by Views from the Gallery Restaurant at SbN Nayland has just completed for Afternoon Teas and evening Grill menu an impressive refurbishment and has been rebranded this month as The Sports Bar. This is now open all day and evening to guests, members and local residents who are keen to watch SKY, BT, Amazon Prime and other live TV sports channels on big screens in good company whilst enjoying a delicious homemade burger or other hearty dish from a great new menu, freshly prepared to order from the open kitchen. No need to book! The adjacent state-of-the-art Golf Simulator suite is available for hire (for just £30/hour for up to 4 golfers at a time) and players are encouraged to order food and drink from the Sports Bar whilst they enjoy their game on one of many famous courses around the world – including Carnoustie and Wentworth! Also in January the hotel opened the Gallery Restaurant upstairs and this is offering a range of delicious Afternoon Teas from 12 noon until 5pm and then a mouth-watering Grill menu from 6pm – 9pm. Enjoying fabulous 270 degree views through floor to ceiling glazing over the lake and rolling Constable Country the Gallery is definitely worth a visit. From Easter weekend you will also be able to enjoy hearty Brunches up here. To complete the dining offering the hotel’s AA 2 Rosette Lakes Restaurant specializes in serving excellent a la carte dishes created by our award-winning Executive Head Chef, James Barber, using fresh, locally sourced produce – including asparagus, rhubarb, apples and soft fruit in season from the Peake family’s own adjacent orchards. Information about online booking (advised but not essential), opening times and menus are available on the website at www.stokebynayland.com/dining or simply call Reservations on 01206 265835

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James Cartlidge writes Member of Parliament for South Suffolk January was certainly a busy first full month of this new Parliament. The Bill that turns the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal into the law of the land has now passed right through the House of Commons and, with a majority guaranteed, the UK will leave the EU on Friday 31st January. We then move into a short transition period to negotiate our long-term arrangements with our European neighbours. Throughout the election, including at the hustings debates, I stressed my belief that if we won a working majority the realisation of being able to move the country forward would boost business confidence – in fact, we have just seen the most positive bounce in entrepreneurial optimism on record, as far as the respected Deloitte CFO survey is concerned. I also said that passing that deal would free up Government bandwidth to concentrate on our other big challenges – and we have had a Queen’s Speech setting out a range of bold proposals for infrastructure, the environment, our public services and the justice system. For me it’s been a case of getting back into the groove of: constituency surgeries, casework and correspondence; questions in the House; and ensuring the voice of South Suffolk continues to be heard as an army of new MPs joins the throng, each with their own critical causes. Within hours of all being sworn in days after the election, at my instigation, Suffolk’s seven MPs joined forces to send a letter to the Transport Secretary reminding him of the importance of the A14 to Britain’s economy. A major issue that kept coming up on the doorstep in December was the future of the high street. At the first Local Government questions of the session I asked Ministers to ensure that our promised review of business rates considers the unlevel playing field traditional retailers face against the newly dominant digital marketplace. In the coming months there will be many other areas in which to make progress: our under-performing rail service; recruiting more police officers; raising school funding with a new and fairer formula; ensuring a viable future for our farmers.

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At cabinet meetings this week, councillors at Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils gave the go ahead to support Citizens Advice (CA) with more than £420k. Recognising the value of Citizens Advice which is estimated to have saved £8.1m across Suffolk, and with growing numbers turning to them for help both councils have agreed a more sustainable funding approach with two three-year funding agreements. Mid Suffolk District Council’s cabinet has granted Mid Suffolk Citizens Advice a minimum of £260,100, £86,700 a year, over a three year period starting in 2020/2021. In Babergh, funds of at least £160,500 for Sudbury and District Citizens Advice were also given the green light over the same three-year period, equating to £53,500 per annum. Smaller levels of funding for the Suffolk West, Diss and Ipswich CAs will continue to be agreed annually, with the individual CAs needing to apply for the money on a yearly basis. Cllr Julie Flatman, cabinet member for housing and communities for Mid Suffolk District Council, said: “Mid Suffolk Citizens Advice are a really important partner for us, often providing a lifeline to members of our community in genuine need of help – including offering advice on debt management and arrears. “We recognise their value in ensuring our district has a bright and healthy future, and hope this three-year agreement provides a more sustainable funding approach, in line with the aims in our Communities Strategy.” Cabinet member for communities at Babergh District Council, Cllr Derek Davis, said: “Our colleagues at Citizens Advice do amazing work to support Babergh’s residents when they perhaps need it most, offering expert advice and guidance on money matters and much more. “We hope that with this longer-term funding, they can continue to deliver a much-needed service, helping our communities to thrive and be more self-sufficient, whilst also playing a key role in achieving the aims in our Communities Strategy.” Exact amounts of funding will be confirmed in the early part of 2020, alongside funding to other voluntary sector providers, as part of the councils’ grants programme. The councils will also work with the Suffolk Cross Authority Citizens Advice Task and Finish Group - made up of councillors from Ipswich, Babergh, Mid Suffolk and West Suffolk councils with input from Suffolk County Council – which aims to provide a more consistent scrutiny approach to CA services across Suffolk.

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February’s Advice Column I’ve seen a new property advertised which I’d like to rent and am thinking about putting a holding deposit down. However, the rent is really cheap - should I be worried it’s a scam? You’re right to be cautious if the rent is a lot cheaper than the market rate. Don’t be hurried into paying a deposit before you view the property and look at your tenancy agreement. Viewing the property is important - not least so that you can see if it’s as advertised. If the landlord refuses, or is evasive, take this as a possible warning sign they are not legitimate. Even if you have seen the property, it’s still important to check your tenancy agreement carefully. You should expect your tenancy agreement to give the name and address of the landlord, along with their contact details. Ask for this information to be added if it’s not already included. If no contract is provided, or information on your landlord is missing, this is another red flag that the letting could be a scam. Finally, it’s a good idea to see if the landlord is a member of a professional landlord association or is accredited by the local council. Membership isn’t compulsory, but it will mean they are legitimate and will operate to a minimum standard. Trust your instincts and if in any doubt, don’t part with your money.

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As I write this we are two-thirds through January with more economic uncertainty looming on the horizon for most of us. It’s at these times that we see support for the Arts (or anything considered more ‘cultural’ than ‘essential’) lose favour, and finance. There are many people however, who do laud the importance of expression and social cohesion that the Arts bring to our lives both personally and as a whole. For our small town, such places as The Quay, Gainsborough House and St Peter’s (along with our educational systems) must remain as facilitators for this expression and do what we can to encourage creativity in the lives of our local inhabitants as well as those further afield. Consider this quote from Corita Kent: ‘Creativity belongs to the artist in each of us. To create means to relate. The root meaning of the word art is “to fit together” and we all do this every day. Not all of us are painters but we are all artists. Each time we fit things together we are creating – whether it is to make a loaf of bread, a child, a day.’ This may seem slightly sentimental to some but there is a truth in it which allows that we learn and grow from sharing our perceptions and creativity with others. At The Quay we try to encourage such things, not just in entertaining ways but also with inclusion for all interests, ages and abilities. January has seen the beginning of our yearly youth drama groups and of the Phoenix Collective, who, along with Leading Lives offers direction and social interaction within the community for vulnerable adults with differing learning and physical abilities. We have the joyous Rock Choir on a Wednesday who come together to sing and socialise and our annual Local History talks which are both educational and social. There are many other activities which take place here aside from the evening entertainment and we will always need the support of our community to continue with this. I hope you all agree that this is not only worthwhile but ‘essential’ to the wellbeing of our citizens. (Oh and we’ve also booked Kiki Dee and Toyah Wilcox shows for later in the year - really should mention that!). Sharon Buckler, Theatre Manager, The Quay Theatre, Quay Lane, Sudbury Tel: 01787 374745 www.quaysudbury.com

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Just Talk The Just Talk charity was formed in 2016 in Sudbury, Suffolk. Unfortunately, the charity was dispersed in March 2019 because the local council was offered full rental for the building the charity resided in. A few months later a new dynamic initiative was born from the dispersing of the Just Talk charity by Glenda D. Roberts - an accredited psychotherapist and media spokesperson for the BACP (British association for counselling and psychotherapy) along with her team of trained counsellors organisation: the idea of an affordable service with a Bridge Fund. Our main aim is to eradicate the stigmas that surround mental health and with that ideas, the continuation of work carried out within the charity evolved of a service that is much needed in the aiding of emotional well-being. One that provides the whole community with a counselling service where everyone who seeks its service will be able to access no matter who they are or what they earn. Emotional well-being impacts on your quality of life immensely, even affecting your performance in workplace. Glenda and her team who are an already well-established team of qualiďŹ ed therapists all share the same common belief that everyone has the right to feel heard, listened to and have someone they can trust and conďŹ de in. With this belief came the idea of JustTalk2019 affordable counselling which would be provided through Glenda’s established business ExploringU Counselling, giving people who would not otherwise be given the opportunity of an accessible therapy service. The Bridge fund idea shortly followed, an idea which would enable free counselling for those who are not in a position to pay anything at all for their therapy which would be topped up by local business sponsors whom are then kept up to date through data base and progress reports once a month. Glenda’s initiative to develop the ďŹ rst ever counselling cafĂŠ was then brought to life in collaboration with Real Talk and the Midi Music Company (a charity based in Deptford, South East London) in their anti-knife crime campaign and shortly after, leading to the idea of producing a series of mental health awareness ďŹ lms in order to help individuals gain more knowledge about issues that are normally not spoken about. With that idea in mind, the ďŹ rst ďŹ lm in the series – ‘Dying to be Famous’ was produced by Glenda D. Roberts. Our main audience for this ďŹ lm is young adults and teenagers. The ďŹ lm shows the effects of social media on the well-being of young people and engages with them to raise their awareness about the dangers and negative impacts that social media trolling can have. In order for the ďŹ lm to demonstrate its best effects, we are aiming to show this ďŹ lm to schools, colleges and universities in order to help young adults and teenagers. The ďŹ lm had its ďŹ rst screening on the 16th of November 2019 in London for celebrities and inuencers which turned out to be a huge success. Since Sudbury, Suffolk is where JustTalk2019 – our affordable counselling service was born, we are collaborating with the Quay Theatre here so that our local community can watch the ďŹ lm and gain some important information about the effects that social media has on young people. For the morning showings which are at 11.30 and 14.00 on the 6th and the 10th February 2020, schools and colleges will be welcomed to book in with us via our email, mailto:info@ justtalk2019.com. Alternatively, you can book directly from the Quay Theatre at http://www.quaysudbury.com/event/ďŹ lm-special-dying-to-be-famousthu-2020-02-06-1930 The evening showings are on the same days, at 19.30. Tickets for these showings will be available for the general public at the Quay Theatre. Moreover, exclusively offered to our viewers is the opportunity to have a 30-minute-session with the ExploringU Counselling and JustTalk2019 team, where all questions will be answered by our trained psychotherapists. A FREE well-being tool as featured in the ďŹ lm where Ruby Piper (our main character) uses it whilst debating whether to phone JustTalk2019 about getting therapy was invented to help make people become aware of selfcare. The tool explains four important categories consisting of mindset, sleep, nutrition and exercise and suggests ways that would help people to achieve their best qualities. These will be provided free of charge when you come for the screenings of the movie. They are also provided at the JustTalk2019 Centre, 54 Station Road, Sudbury, CO10 2SP. Recently, it has also been made available via our website (justtalk2019.com ). You can also grab a limited edition poster for ÂŁ1.00. Money raised go to support those who cannot afford to pay for therapy. Tickets are available starting from only ÂŁ3 and the proďŹ t which is gained from the screenings of the ďŹ lm will go towards our Bridge fund. Since we strongly believe that everyone needs some time off and have someone to talk to about all of their concerns and problems, we are working hard to provide people with the appropriate support, we are striving to make counselling available and accessible for everyone. Therefore, for coming to the ďŹ lm, not only will you gain more awareness about social media, you are also contributing to its future ventures.

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Acton Garden Club

DIARY DATES

Thursday 13th February The club enjoys a variety of events, outings and speakers on a range of topics of interest to o gardeners. Meetings are held in Acton Village Hall on the second Thursday of the month and we begin at 7:30pm. Visitors and new members are always welcome.

Contact Sara 01787 310683

Sudbury Ramblers Sunday 2nd February, Along St Edmunds Way, 5.5 miles, meet at Ixer Lane, BradďŹ eld Combust,IP300LU, 10:30am start. Keith 01787464972 Wednesday 5th February, Thornham Park Walk, 5 miles, meet at Thornham Park CP, IP238HH, 10:30am start. Peter 01787468536 Sunday 16th February, Riverside and Snowdrops, 4.5 miles, meet at Anglesey Abbey CP, CB259EJ, 10:30am start. Option to visit the Abbey after the walk for Snowdrops. Clive 07535689779 Wednesday 19th February, Gt Bricett via Tollemache Hall, 6 miles, meet at Gt Bricett village hall, IP77DN, 10:30am start. Philip 07854179779 Saturday 29th February, Bocking and Beyond, 5 miles, meet at Thistley Green Road, Bocking, Braintree, CM79SF, 10:30am start. Rod G 07455454303 Details of all our walks can be found by searching www.sudburyramblers.org.uk

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Sat 1st. OEPLive: Dark Side – The Pink Floyd Show St. Peter’s Church, Sudbury, CO10 2EA 7.30pm – 10.30pm. Reserved seats £24.75 Preview: www. GDUNVLGHȾR\GVKRZFRP www.oeplive.com

Wed 5th. Guided Walks around Lavenham Meet foyer The Swan Hotel, Lavenham, CO10 9QA 2pm. Tickets ÂŁ4. No pre-booking required. Tel: 01206 547959 Email: dinahjames10@yahoo. com

Sat 1st. Long Melford Book Fair Long Melford Village Hall, CO10 9JQ 10am – 4pm ÂŁ1 admission www.missingbookfairs.co.uk Sat 1st. 0XVLF*UDÉ?WL&ODVVLFV Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ20 (FriendsÂŁ18) Tel: 01787 374745 www.quaysudbury.com Sun 2nd. Monthly Car Boot Sale. Brundon Lane, Sudbury. CO10 7GB 7.15pm – 12pm. Cars & small vans ÂŁ7. Large vans ÂŁ12 Tel: 01787 313691 Hosted by the Bridge Project. www.thebridgeproject.co.uk Sun 2nd. Walk: 5.5 miles Along St Edmunds Way 0HHWDWΖ[HU/DQH%UDGČ´HOG Combust IP3 0LU 10:30am start Tel: Keith 01787464972 www.sudburyramblers.org.uk Sun 2nd. History Sunday No.2 Talk 1 – R. Lloyd Hughes: 6XÎ?RONȇVGHIHQFHVDJDLQVWWKH Nazi threat in 1940 Talk 2 – May Berkouwer: preserving silk in Sudbury Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ8 or ÂŁ42 for the season of six evenings Tel: 01787 374745 www.quaysudbury.com Mon 3rd Talk: National Gallery of Victoria: once the richest gallery in the world The Village Hall, Lavenham CO10 9QT 11.15am. Tickets ÂŁ12 Book online: www.hughbelsey.co.uk Tues 4th. Film: Judy PG - 13 Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 2.30pm & 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ6 Tel: 01787 374745 www.quaysudbury.com Tues 4th Kinky Boots – The Musical Recorded Live at London’s Adelphi Theatre The Empire Theatre, Halstead CO9 1LL 7.00pm for 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ13.50 (ÂŁ12.50 for under 18s and over 70s) Tel: 07778 025490 www.empire-theatre.co.uk

Mon 3rd. Health Walk – Long Melford Short Walk Meet at Cherry Lane Garden Centre, CO10 9DH Meet at 9.45am Tel: 01473 718193 ZZZRQHOLIHVXÎ?RONFRXN Tues 4th. Health Walk –Sudbury short Walk .LQJČ´VKHU/HLVXUH&HQWUH CO10 2SU Meet at 12pm Tel: 01473 718193 ZZZRQHOLIHVXÎ?RONFRXN Wed 5th. Health Walk – Great Cornard Library Walk Great Cornard Library, CO10 0JU Meet at 10am Tel: 01473 718193 ZZZRQHOLIHVXÎ?RONFRXN Wed 5th Walk: 5 miles Thornham Park Meet at Thornham Park Car Park IP23 8HH 10:30am start Tel:Peter 01787468536 www.sudburyramblers.org.uk Thurs 6th. Health Walk – Long Melford (90 mins) Car Park next to Old School opposite Melford Hall, CO10 9DX Meet at 11:30 Tel: 01473 718193 ZZZRQHOLIHVXÎ?RONFRXN Fri 7th. 'UDPD6SLWČ´UH6ROR Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ14 Tel: 01787 374745 www.quaysudbury.com Fri 7th. Melford Movies – Bohemian Rhapsody Village Hall, Long Melford, CO10 9JQ Doors open 7pm – Film starts 7.30pm Refreshments available from 7pm Tickets on the door: Adults ÂŁ4.50, Under 16s ÂŁ3.00 Fri 7th Fleece Jazz – Jo Harrop sings Peggy Lee Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Leavenheath CO6 4PZ 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ18 Tel: 01787 211865 ZZZČľHHFHMD]]RUJXN Sat 8th. Music: Sack Sabbath Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ18 (FriendsÂŁ17) Tel: 01787 374745 www.quaysudbury.com

Sat 8th. Fund Raising Event for Marie Curie & St Nicholas Hospice The Bull Hotel. Long Melford, CO10 9JG 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets: ÂŁ19.50. To include live entertainment, UHIUHVKPHQWVDQGUDÉžHWLFNHW Tel: Jean Cook 01787 828104 Sat 8th. Long Melford Farmers Market Village Hall, Long Melford CO10 9JQ 9.30am – 1.00pm. Free Entry. Tel: 07704 627973 E-mail: justine@ VXÎ?RONPDUNHWHYHQWVFRXN ZZZVXÎ?RONPDUNHWHYHQWVFRXN Sat 8th East Anglia Potato Day Stonham Barns, Stonham Aspal IP14 6AT 9.30am – 1.30pm. Tickets: ÂŁ1.50 at the door For further information telephone Jill on 01206 570859 www.eapd.btck.co.uk Sun 9th *Children* Snowdrop Celebration Dawes Hall, Lamarsh. CO8 5EX 12pm – 4pm Adults ÂŁ6 Children over 5 ÂŁ2 Inclusive of refreshments. Sorry no dogs. www.dawshallnature.co.uk Sun 9th *Children* Snowdrops Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham, CO9 3DJ 11am – 4pm. Adults ÂŁ8.50. Over 65’s ÂŁ7.50 Children 5-18 ÂŁ6. Under 5’s free. Family Ticket ÂŁ25. Tel: 01787 460261 Email: mail@hedinghamcastle.co.uk www.hedinghamcastle.co.uk Tues 11th Talk: “Then and Nowâ€? with Mark Mathieson Overlaying Victorian OS maps with the latest satellite images. Foxearth Village Hall, Foxearth. CO10 7JE 7.30pm. Visitors ÂŁ2 Members ÂŁ10 per year. Tel: 01787 311337 Email: foxhistsoc@gmail.com www.foxearth.org.uk Wed 12th. Guided Walks around Lavenham Meet foyer The Swan Hotel, Lavenham, CO10 9QA 2pm. Tickets ÂŁ4. No pre-booking required. Tel: 01206 547959 Email: dinahjames10@yahoo.com Thurs 13th. Kettle & Fish: a peaceful cafĂŠ/ information centre St. Peter’s Church, Sudbury, CO10 2EA 9.45am – 2pm Thurs 13th. Talk: History & Conservation of Sudbury Riverside by Adrian Walters Acton Village Hall CO10 0AT 7.30pm For further details contact 01787 310683 An Acton Garden Club event

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February 2020 Thurs 13th. Comedy Drama: Buzzing Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ13 Tel: 01787 374745 www.quaysudbury.com Thurs 13th. Art Workshop: Life Drawing The Christopher Centre, Sudbury. CO10 2EU 7pm- 9pm Tickets ÂŁ15 Includes nude model, some art materials Tutoring and refreshments & room hire. Tel: 07812 068489 www.michelleranson.co.uk Thurs 13th. Dementia Friendly Cinema - 42nd Street Halstead Empire Theatre, Butler Rd. CO9 1LL Come to our meet & JUHHWEHIRUHWKHČ´OP Doors open 1.45pm – Č´OPVWDUWVDWSP )UHH(QWU\)UHHČ´OP )UHHWHDFRÎ?HHELVFXLWVFDNH Tel: 07947 556501 Email: mike@empire-theatre.co.uk www.empire-theatre.co.uk Fri 14th. &RPHG\*HRÎ?1RUFRWW7DNLQJ/LEHUWLHV Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 8pm Tickets ÂŁ13 Tel: 01787 374745 www.quaysudbury.com Fri 14th Fleece Jazz – Chris Biscoe and Allison Neale Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Leavenheath CO6 4PZ 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ18 Tel : 01787 211865 ZZZČľHHFHMD]]RUJXN Sat 15th. Auction: Mander Antiques & Interiors The Auction Centre, Assington Road, Newton Green, Sudbury, CO10 0QX Auction starts at 10.00am. Viewing Friday 9am-8pm & Saturday from 9am. Tel: 01787 211847 Email: info@manderauctions.co.uk www.manderauctions.co.uk Sat 15th. Music: Ale Martin Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ15 Tel: 01787 374745 www.quaysudbury.com Sat 15th. St. Peters Spring Cleaning Day St Peters, Sudbury, CO10 2EA 10am – 1pm. All welcome. Bring your marigolds, grab a duster and join in the fun. 7HDFRÎ?HHELVFXLWVIUHHDQGSOHQWLIXO www.stpetersudbury.co.uk Sat 15th. Music: Ale Martin Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ15 Tel: 01787 374745 www.quaysudbury.com Sat 15th. St. Peters Spring Cleaning Day St Peters, Sudbury, CO10 2EA 10am – 1pm. All welcome. Bring your marigolds, grab a duster and join in the fun. 7HDFRÎ?HHELVFXLWVIUHHDQGSOHQWLIXO www.stpetersudbury.co.uk

Sat 15th Step into the Sudbury Story ~ Monthly Guided Walk Meet 11am inside Sudbury Library. CO10 2EN Advisable to pre-book. Tickets Adults ÂŁ6, Children ÂŁ4 Available from the 7RXULVWΖQIRUPDWLRQ2É?FH Tel: 01787 881320 www.seeanddosudbury.co.uk Sat 15th/Sun 8th March *children* Snowdrops & Spring Bulbs Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, CO10 9BA 11am – 4pm. On the gate prices. Adult ÂŁ10.75. Child 5-15 ÂŁ6.75 Senior ÂŁ9.95. Child under 5 free. Family ÂŁ33 Tickets cheaper online and after 1pm. www.kentwell.co.uk Sun 16th. History Sunday No.3 Talk 1 – Andrew Phillips: Another little-known, notable family Talk 2 – Peter Thorogood: The extraordinary charity of Friendly Societiesin the town in the 18th, 19th & 20th Centuries Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ8 or ÂŁ42 for the season of six evenings Tel: 01787 374745 www.quaysudbury.com Sun 16th *Children* Snowdrop Celebration Dawes Hall, Lamarsh. CO8 5EX 12pm – 4pm Adults ÂŁ6 Children over 5 ÂŁ2 Inclusive of refreshments. Sorry no dogs. www.dawshallnature.co.uk Sun 16th Walk: 4.5 miles Riverside and Snowdrops Meet at Anglesey Abbey car park CB25 9EJ 10:30am start Tel: Clive 07535 689779 www.sudburyramblers.org.uk Mon 17th Health Walk – Long Melford Short Walk Meet at Cherry Lane Garden Centre, CO10 9DH Meet at 9:45 Tel: 01473 718193 ZZZRQHOLIHVXÎ?RONFRXN Mon 17th Health Walk – Sudbury Family Fun Walk .LQJČ´VKHU/HLVXUH&HQWUH&268 Meet at 11:00am Tel: 01473 718193 ZZZRQHOLIHVXÎ?RONFRXN Mon 17th *Children* Children: Treasure Island Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 2.00pm Tickets ÂŁ8, Children ÂŁ6 Tel: 01787 374745 www.quaysudbury.com Mon 17th Talk: Sir Hugh Lane: dealer, curator and amateur The Village Hall, Lavenham CO10 9QT 11.15am Tickets ÂŁ12 Book online: www.hughbelsey.co.uk

Wed 19th Walk: 6 miles Gt. Bricett via Tollemache Hall Meet at Village Hall, Gt. Bricett IP7 7DN 10:30am start Tel: Philip 07854 179779 www.sudburyramblers.org.uk Wed 19th Talk: The Trinity House Story – Cap’t Karl Lumbers Parish Room, Church Rd, Little :DOGLQJȴHOG&263 7.30pm Tickets Members £2. Non Members £4 Tel: 01787 248298 /LWWOH:DOGLQJȴHOG+LVWRU\6RFLHW\ Wed 19th Guided Walks around Lavenham Meet foyer The Swan Hotel, Lavenham, CO10 9QA 2pm. Tickets £4. No pre-booking required. Tel: 01206 547959 Email: dinahjames10@yahoo.com Thurs 20th *Children* Children: Abominable PG Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 2pm Tickets £5 Tel: 01787 374745 www.quaysudbury.com Thurs 20th Members Night Long Melford Historical & Archaeological Society Old School Community Centre, Long Melford CO10 9DX 7.30pm £5 visitors Tel: 01787 375329 Email: lmhas1969@outlook.com www.lmhas.co.uk Fri 21st Fleece Jazz – Georgia Mancio Quartet Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Leavenheath CO6 4PZ 7.30pm Tickets £18 Tel: 01787 211865 ZZZȾHHFHMD]]RUJXN Fri 21st/ Sat 22nd Music: UNDIVIDED Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.30pm Tickets £18 Tel: 01787 374745 www.quaysudbury.com Sat 22nd Craft Fair St Peters, Sudbury, CO10 2EA 10am-4pm FREE entry Tel: 01787 313691 Email: info@thebridgeproject.co.uk Sat 22nd Indoor Table Top Sale The Village Hall, Lavenham CO10 9QT 10am-2pm FREE entry To book a table Tel: 01787 248599 Email: lavenhamvh@btconnect.com

Tues 18th Illustrated talk by Andrew Prince on Royal Jewels and the American Heiress: Antique Treasures for the New World The Arts Society Sudbury 11am – noon at the Quay Theatre. Visitors by prior arrangement with Jan on 01787 374044

Sat 22nd/Sun 23rd *Children* Snowdrops Hedingham Castle, Castle Hedingham, CO9 3DJ 11am – 4pm.. Adults £8.50. Over 65’s £7.50 Children 5-18 £6. Under 5’s free. Family Ticket £25. Tel: 01787 460261 Email: mail@hedinghamcastle.co.uk www.hedinghamcastle.co.uk

Tues 18th Health Walk – Sudbury Short Walk .LQJČ´VKHU/HLVXUH&HQWUH&268 Meet at 12 midday Tel: 01473 718193 ZZZRQHOLIHVXÎ?RONFRXN

Sun 23rd History: Caught on Camera Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ8 Tel: 01787 374745 www.quaysudbury.com

Sun 23rd *Children* Snowdrop Celebration Dawes Hall, Lamarsh. CO8 5EX 12pm – 4pm Adults ÂŁ6 Children over 5 ÂŁ2 Inclusive of refreshments. Sorry no dogs. www.dawshallnature.co.uk Sun 23rd Farmers Market Lavenham Village Hall, Church St. CO10 8NN 10am – 1.30pm. Free Entry. Tel: 07704 627973 E-mail: MXVWLQH#VXÎ?RONPDUNHWHYHQWVFRXN ZZZVXÎ?RONPDUNHWHYHQWVFRXN Mon 24th Talk: The Clark Brothers: Industrial heirs with a common interest The Village Hall, Lavenham CO10 9QT 11.15am ÂŁ12 Book online: www.hughbelsey.co.uk Tues 25th U3A AGM St. Peter’s Church, Sudbury, CO10 2EA 10am – 2pm Tues 25th Walking for Wellbeing: Sudbury 4 miles .LQJČ´VKHU/HLVXUH&HQWUH&36WDWLRQ Road. CO10 2SU Meet at far end of carpark Meet at 10.30am www.fowfw.wordpress.com Tues 25th 7DON7KH6XÎ?RON0HGLHYDO&ORWK Industry – Dr Nick Amor Village Hall, Long Melford. CO10 9JQ 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ2 for members. ÂŁ2.50 non members (PDLO6XGEXU\#VXÎ?RONRUJXN ZZZVXÎ?RONIKVRUJXN Weds 26th Talk: ‘Tales from The Tower’ Told by Yeoman Warden Kevin Kitcher Lavenham Village Hall Church St, CO10 9QT 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ5 To book Tel: 01787 248599 $/DYHQKDP$LUČ´HOG0HPRULDO3URMHFW Event Wed 26th Guided Walks around Lavenham Meet foyer The Swan Hotel, Lavenham, CO10 9QA 2pm. Tickets ÂŁ4. No pre-booking required. Tel: 01206 547959 Email: dinahjames10@yahoo.com Thurs 27th Talk: Sudbury’s Wildlife In Trouble: What Can We Do About It? Assembly Rooms, Town Hall, Sudbury. CO10 1TL 7pm. Tickets ÂŁ3 for members. NonMembers ÂŁ5 www.sudburysociety.org.uk Thurs 27th Kettle & Fish: a peaceful cafĂŠ/ information centre 9:45am – 2pm St. Peter’s Church, Sudbury, CO10 2EA

Thurs 27th Comedy Supper A Laugh out Loud Event The Swan Monks Eleigh IP7 7AU Tickets and information from Julie on 01449 744544 https://www.swaninnmonkseleigh. co.uk/events/ Fri 28th Farmers Market St. Peter’s Church, Sudbury, CO10 2EA 9.30am – 2pm. Free Entry. Tel: 07704 627973 E-mail: MXVWLQH#VXÎ?RONPDUNHWHYHQWVFRXN ZZZVXÎ?RONPDUNHWHYHQWVFRXN Fri 28th Samantha Whates/Ida Wenoe Concert St. Peter’s Church, Sudbury, CO10 2EA 7.30pm – 10.30pm

Fri 28th Live Cinema: Double Bill: The Cellist/Dances Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.15pm Tickets £16 Tel: 01787 374745 www.quaysudbury.com Fri 28th Fleece Jazz – Tim Whitehead Quartet Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Leavenheath CO6 4PZ 7.30pm Tickets £18 Tel : 01787 211865 ZZZȾHHFHMD]]RUJXN Fri 28th/Sat 29th Chappel Winter Beer Festival Chappel Station, Colchester, CO6 2DS 11am – 11pm. Tickets 11am – 5.30pm £3. 5.30pm-11pm £5 advance purchase only Why not leave the car at home and travel by train. Train tickets available from tourist information. Return ticket from Sudbury £6.10 Tel: 01206 242524 Email: information@earm.co.uk KERNOS QUIZ NIGHT www.earm.co.uk LONG MELFORD VILLAGE HALL

SatFRIDAY 29th 28th FEBRUARY 2020 Walk: 5 miles Bocking & Beyond Meet at Thistley Green Rd, Bocking, CM7 9SF 10:30am start Tel: Rod G 07455 454303 7.15 FOR 7.30pm START www.sudburyramblers.org.uk TICKETS £10.00 on the door or from: 32 Friars Street Sudbury CO10 2AG Price includes hot food Teams of 8 – or we can join you with a team – BOOK your Table now

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