Sudbury & Long Melford Community News, June 2022

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COMMUNITY NEWS

JUNE 2022

Gainsborough Trail Group celebrates the opening of the Great Cornard section. After a great deal of hard work by the Gainsborough Trail Group the Great Cornard Section of the Trail was opened on the 7th May.

The opening was attended by councillors and members of the public and the Group was thrilled to have Ashley Cooper, a renowned author and historian, open the Trail. During the ceremony Ashley read out a poem that he wrote the night before the opening after walking the Trail. It was inspiring and will be available to the public very soon. The Gainsborough Trail is a long-term project, which is being developed, funded and progressed in sections over a ten-year period, which will leave a unique and invaluable amenity for future generations to enjoy, protect and reserve.

The aims of the project are to: • To create a diverse, natural, and workable route, including disabled access, around the whole of the Sudbury area, with links to other villages, parishes, and amenities. • To provide a permanent heritage and recreational amenity for the people of Sudbury and the surrounding areas. • To encourage healthy outdoor activity and awareness of the natural environment and seasonal change. • To encourage the natural spread of species, biodiversity and awareness of the existing natural environment that is already available to us. • To provide a recognisable environment tourist attraction, which will bring new visitors to the area.

The Gainsborough Trail Group ( Jane Hatton, Adrian Osborne, David Falk, Tony Ford-Platt, Mark Newman and Colin Wright, Rachel Price and Jan Osborne) and Ashley Cooper.

The Trail was conceived as a workable route to completely encircle Sudbury, Chilton and Cornard, with planned further expansion into Long Melford, linking together existing new and natural environments for wildlife and habitat.

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This will be good for both human activity, health and interest but will also provide a substantial wildlife corridor, which will increase biodiversity and the spread of natural plants, wild flowers and seeds, as well as insects, birds and mammals. The Trail will be permanently open to the public and offer recreational activities such as walking and running, cycling and bridle way access. As well as footpath there will be viewing points, natural open space, woodland, wildlife, meadows and ponds as well as the existing natural spaces, such as water meadows and riverside walks. The surface, where possible, will be made wheelchair friendly and provide disabled access wherever possible. There will be access points along the whole route leading to other villages in the surrounding area and to other footpaths and public right of way. There will also be parking at strategic points wherever possible. The project will compliment the existing Town Trail and provide further attraction for tourists and visitors to come and explore the area, significantly raising its profile at both regionally and locally. A committee was formed several years ago and is represented by Suffolk County Council, Great Cornard Parish Council, Babergh District Council, Sudbury Town Council Town Development Manager. Other partners are called on as and when further experience and knowledge is required. The first section, Meadow Walk, was opened in 2012. Interpretation Boards and way markers are places at strategic points along both sections of the Trail.

Public exhibition to showcase ‘What’s Next for Sudbury’ A new public exhibition showcasing plans and proposals for the future of Sudbury is coming to the town next month. The What’s Next for Sudbury event will be open to all residents, business owners and visitors to Sudbury and will provide an opportunity to find out about the Sudbury Vision programme from key town partners as well as new projects and plans. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to get an update on a range of initiatives and projects including Gainsborough’s House, St Peter’s Church redevelopment and the solar car port at Kingfisher Leisure Centre as well as finding out about the work of the Sudbury Culture Group which promotes the town’s attractions and heritage. There will also be an opportunity to find out more about developments on the Virtual High Street and the new Innovation Lab which will provide a resource for startup and small businesses. Other proposals being shared at the exhibition will include plans for the future of Market Hill, development of the Hamilton Road Quarter, the new café at Belle Vue Park and new initiatives from the Bridge Project. The event is being coordinated by partners involved in the Sudbury Vision group which aims to work collaboratively on projects that contribute to the economic growth and development of the town. The What’s Next for Sudbury exhibition will take place from Thursday 16 June (6-8pm) and Friday 17 and Saturday 18 June (9am – 3pm) at the Mayor’s Parlour at Sudbury Town Hall. The last public exhibition welcomed around 800 visitors, and was held in January 2020, just months before the unprecedented covid-19 lockdowns. Commenting on the event, Cllr John Ward, Babergh District Council leader, said: “Over the last two years, partners across Sudbury have been committed to driving forward projects and plans to benefit the town. Over the covid-19 lockdowns, we have provided a range of support for our communities and businesses and now is the right time to look forward and explore opportunities for Sudbury to attract more people to live, work and visit.” The What’s Next for Sudbury exhibition will provide visitors with a chance to talk in detail about proposals and plans as well as providing their feedback on the issues that matter to them. Councillor Ellen Murphy the Mayor of Sudbury said: “The What’s Next for Sudbury event is open to all, and I would encourage anyone who lives and works here to come along, find out the latest news and plans for the town and have their say. We are very proud of our high street, market and the many cultural assets we have here and this event provides us with an opportunity to really listen to the feedback from local people and visitors.” Find out more about the What’s Next for Sudbury exhibition by visiting www.Babergh.gov.uk

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The Mayor writes... I am honoured to represent Sudbury as its ambassador and will endeavour to represent our town to the best of my ability. We have a very busy year planned starting with our Platinum Jubilee Celebrations, honouring the exceptional, unstinting dedication by our Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II who is celebrating the longest reign of a monarch. Sudbury Town Council are planning to mark this historic occasion over the four-day bank holiday with a Country Fair on Friars Meadow, Beacon Lighting on the Croft, and a Street Party on the Market Hill. To start the celebrations the former Mayor, Councillor Sue Ayres, planted a flowering cherry tree in Sudbury Cemetery as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy. The Town has now been decorated in union jack bunting and businesses encouraged to decorate their shop windows by entering a competition for the best dressed window display. A souvenir leaflet has also been produced giving details of all the planned Jubilee Events in Sudbury and is available from the Tourist Information Centre. For full details on all the events visit www.sudburytowncouncil.co.uk/jubilee or contact Teresa Elford, Mayor’s Secretary & Event Co-ordinator on 01787 275778 or teresa.elford@sudburytowncouncil.co.uk On 17 July we will have a Party in the Park (Belle View Park); 6 August Annual Regatta: 9-18 September Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, bringing together thousands of local people and organisations every autumn. Every September, Sudbury Town Council coordinates a series of free events, guided tours and ‘open house’ activities inviting you to explore our diverse heritage, community and history as part of Heritage Open Days. So whether you’re local or visiting Sudbury for the first time, It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences - best of all, everything is free! On 11 September the Civic Service at All Saints Church is just one of the many events taking place in our lovely town. I look forward to meeting you all in the coming year. Ellen Murphy

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Organ Recital, featuring British Music performed by four local organists Donations invited following the concert Lunch-time Concert Donations invited following the concert Lunch-time Concert Donations invited following the concert Sudbury Choral Society Jubilee Concert Doors open 7.00 pm. Tickets £10, under 18s free Drawing Workshops led by professional artist, Robert Ford Two sessions: £10 per session Beginners to Intermediate Advance booking essential - 07947 335252 Lunch-time Concert Donations invited following the concert Mark Bills, Executive Director of Gainsborough’s House “Creating a National Centre in Sudbury” Refreshments available. Donations invited for Gainsborough’s House

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Town and Parish Councils across Babergh and Mid Suffolk have received £1.6 million in the latest round of neighbourhood CIL payments – paving the way for a range of vital community facilities and projects. Developers are charged Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) when building new homes in the districts – enabling local infrastructure to keep pace with housing growth, as well as supporting the councils’ vision for its communities to be attractive, successful, and connected places for people to live and work. A proportion of this funding is automatically paid to town and parish councils, who are eligible for up to 15% of collected funds from their area, subject to a financial cap, with the potential for this to increase to 25% if they have successfully adopted a Neighbourhood Plan. They can then decide how to spend this money to support the development of their local area – ensuring that the funding best meets the needs of the community. The latest payments, made during April, saw £1,593,662 distributed to 84 town and parish councils across Babergh and Mid Suffolk. Of this £1,025,936 was allocated to 49 town and parish councils in Mid Suffolk, whilst 35 of Babergh’s town and parish councils received a share of £567,726. In addition, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils allocated £4.5 million to 15 CIL bids during 2021/22, allowing funding to be invested in community infrastructure improvement initiatives including a new car park at Woolpit, regeneration of Botesdale Recreation Ground and an extension to Brooklands Primary School in Brantham. Cllr Clive Arthey, Babergh District Council’s cabinet member for Planning, said: “As well as meeting demand for homes, we want to ensure that our communities can thrive as attractive, successful and connected place for people to live and work. The CIL funding makes a real difference to local communities and helps to provide facilities needed to help keep pace with growth. The latest bid round for communities wishing to apply for future CIL funding – in addition to the money passed automatically to towns and parishes – opened this week. This bid window will close on May 31 and successful bids will receive their funding decision in Autumn 2022, subject to approval by Cabinet. Further information about how CIL works can be found on the councils website, with details about how the levy has been allocated available on the councils’ award-winning Developer Contributions Database.


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Sunday 12th June 2022 New Gardens, Old Favourites and a Gardener’s Market in the Market Place Teas, coffee and cakes available Ticket Price £5 (children under 12 free) The event raises funds divided between Lavenham Community Council, St Nicholas Hospice and the Lavenham Woodland Project

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Following local publicity about Rotary offering grants to support Ukrainian refugee families being hosted in the Sudbury area, Sudbury Rotarian Tony Willson is taking forward a number of requests for funding to purchase items such as mobile telephones, sim cards, clothing, pushchairs, etc. If other families in the Sudbury area are hosting refugees from Ukraine who need practical items, they are invited to get in touch with Sudbury Rotary, email info@sudburyrotary.com, or leave a message on the Club telephone (07341 290415). For several years, Sudbury Rotary has funded the education of two primary school children in East Meru, Tanzania. We were delighted to receive an up-date on Peter Prosper and Loveness and to see how grown-up they now look and that their progress in school is so good. The Club intends to continue our support for these two children until they are old enough to move on to secondary education, which is funded by their state. Crucial Crew took place at the home of AFC Peter Prosper – one of the Sudbury during the week beginning 16 May. two children whose primary Over 750 primary school children attended a education has been funded number of workshops. In a half-day session, by Sudbury Rotary Club they learned how to keep themselves safe and how to deal with emergency situations. Each scenario is intended to prepare young people for dealing with challenging situations in the wider world. With summer finally here (at least at the time of writing!), Sudbury Rotary held a wine tasting at the home of Rotarian Maria and her husband Peter on Friday, 27 May. Their lovely riverside garden provided an attractive and relaxing backdrop to this social event. Rotarians joined members of the Sudbury and District Transition Group on Thursday 2 June at the Queen’s Jubilee Country Fair on Friars’ Meadow, and helped run the very popular smoothie bike, as well as talking to visitors about the work of Rotary locally and nationally. They worked alongside members of the Phoenix Community Marchers, who were running their ‘Critter Cage’ game – yet another draw for visitors. Club Assembly will take place on 6 June, when members will learn more about who will be taking on various roles within Sudbury Rotary in the year ahead, with the monthly business meeting taking place on 13 June. Members will meet for lunch on 20 June at Newton Green Golf Club, when a fun quiz is part of the activity on offer. Face-to-face lunches have been taking place there in the past few months, and have proved popular, as members can order whatever they choose from the menu, catering well for those with small or larger appetites! Looking further ahead, on Monday 27th June, a visit to Foxearth Meadows Nature Reserve has been organised. The reserve is a haven of tranquillity, situated by the River Stour on the Essex/Suffolk border. It has a variety of habitats, including the river, river bank, wetlands and woodland, an ancient field boundary, a series of ponds and marshy flower-rich grassland. Visitors are encouraged to look out for dragonflies and damselflies, as well as otters, kingfishers, harvest mice, common lizards, grass snakes and common toads. If numbers are sufficient, a guided tour will be offered, but this is an opportunity to enjoy a leisurely walk, at your own pace, in a very special place. If you would be interested in finding out more about the fellowship and fun which Rotarians share, please visit our website: www.sudburyrotary.com. Rotarian Lesley Ford-Platt

Sudbury Dramatic Society Dead Guilty Sudbury Dramatic Society are planning plenty of lies and secrets from their July production of Dead Guilty by Richard Harris, which is on at The Quay Theatre from Tuesday 5th July to Saturday 9th July at 7.45pm Dead Guilty is a tightly plotted and highly entertaining psychological thriller by a master dramatist as a study of guilt and retribution. Two women, two secrets and a truth that kills. When John dies at the wheel of his car next to Julia, who is not his wife, we follow Julia’s recovery from the injuries she sustained, as she meets John’s widow, Margaret, and forms a peculiar friendship. But what exactly does Margaret want; what is Julia’s problem; and what has the friendly neighbour got to do with it? As her friends look after the housebound and depressed Julia, Margaret’s actions take on a sinister aspect, as the widow moves in on Julia, manipulating her friends, her thoughts and her treatment with sinister results Dead Guilty is on at The Quay Theatre from Tuesday 5th to Saturday 9th July at 7.45pm and tickets are available from The Quay Theatre Box Office on 01787 374745 or online at www.quaysudbury.com or via www.sudburydramatic.com

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Taste Of Sudbury Food & Drink Festival 18th June 2022 The hotly anticipated return of this festival is only a few weeks away and it is set to be a great day out for all the family. There are loads of free activities as well as a fantastic range of local food and drink to sample and taste. Just to get you in the mood there are three speciality bars selling local beers, wine and the odd cocktail or two. If you like street food and enjoy a range of flavours or cuisines then there is a wonderful choice – from Indian to Thai, vegan to pig roast, fried chicken to pizzas and freshly made burgers to French crepes. Simply great food served all day so pull up a bench or bring your picnic rug and tuck in! Great artisan food is what the Taste of Sudbury has forged its reputation and there are over sixty stalls selling local produce plus there’s a new introduction of great local craft stalls across the festival as well. There are plenty of free activities to keep everyone entertained – Hollow Trees and their mini farm will be a hit with the kids as will Greenacres Small Holding who will have their piglets onsite, plus Kiln Cottage Pottery will be holding free pottery sessions all day in their gazebo. The kitchen theatre will have a programme of events all day including workshops on bread making as well as using different cuts of meat for cooking. Local chefs will showcase their specialities and give away some of their secret tips – plus look out for some tasty samples. So make a day of it, bring the family, dogs and your favourite picnic rug and enjoy your day at the Taste of Sudbury! Tickets are just £5 for adults (18 years +) Children go free (17 years and under) 10am – 5pm - 18th June 2022 Tickets can be bought at https://www.tickettailor.com/events/ Village December 21 page form.qxp_Layout 1 23/11/2021 11:53 Page 3 thetasteofsudburyfooddrinkfestival/625532 FREE parking Melford Estate, Long Melford, CO10 9AA www.tasteofsudbury.co.uk

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The Christmas Present Trust is going full steam Regional law firm, Holmes & Hills, which has an office in Sudbury as ahead to provide a traditional meal (or dietary well as five other offices across the region, has grown rapidly in recent equivalent) to anybody for whatever reason,jobs. In the past 18 months, years, creating a large who, number of high-skilled cannot &beHills withhas family or friends onroles, Christmas Holmes created 24 new bringing the firm’s team of legal Day. Last year we were unable the event industry specialists to over 160toinhold number. in the Centre as normal and therefore The firmAnsell has seen increased demand in services from new and existing delivered 90+ meals around Hadleigh. Thisand year we arethe holding theProviding event AND clients in Sudbury, the surrounding area across region. delivering meals – and and we need volunteersof tobusinesses do so. services to owners senior leadership operating in a wide We need help setting theas Ansell on Christmas Eve (and peeling the range of industries, asup well localCentre authorities, families and individuals, vegetables!), liftsits to guests who get tocommercial the Centre onand their Holmes & Hillshelp hasproviding expanded team so ascannot to provide own, help in the kitchen Christmas Day,ofhelp delivering meals to those private individual clients on a single source expert advice covering all who of are legal still not comfortable joining in a big indoor event and, most importantly, help their needs. talkingspecialist with our guests making the whole event go with a- bang. Recent hires and include employment law solicitor Hilary Burgess; If you thinkcommercial you can help on Christmas- Eve, Christmas Day or Boxing Day (taking specialist solicitors Steven Crossman and Katherine everything specialist down) please Simon or Sarah Waumsley; disputecontact resolution solicitor - AimeeThompson Phillips; aat specialist land and development solicitor - Chris Milner; a commercial christmas.present.trust@gmail.com or call 07778 860267. Equally, if you know property solicitor George French - as well anevent, additional, anyone who would-benefit from an invitation to thisasfree please specialist get in touch. divorce solicitor Alexander Garrett, to to everyone name butina Hadleigh few. Merry Christmas Holmes & Hills and is independently recognisedyear as for a us leading source of may 2022 be a wonderful all specialist legal advice in the region across several areas of law by two independent directories of the UK’s top law firms - The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. Reviewing the Sudbury law firm, editors at the Legal 500 recognised, in particular, Holmes & Hills’ specialist team of Family Law solicitors as being a ‘strong choice for advice on financial settlements that often involve issues over high-value matrimonial assets, pensions, and business interests’ as well as excelling at Children Act cases. Moreover, Partner and head of the Family Law team, Carol Toulson is personally ranked as a ‘Leading Individual’, highlighting her as one of the best family and divorce solicitors in the region. Moreover, the firm is also continually recognised as having a truly expert team of Planning Law solicitors. The firm’s eight strong Planning and Development Team has been recognised as one of top teams of expert Planning Law solicitors in the country by Planning Magazine, a leading national publication for planning and property professionals, on several occasions. Holmes & Hills continues to recruit and expand its team of specialists, currently actively recruiting for 18 positions across its six offices. Clients can access the firm’s full range of specialist legal services from its Sudbury office, with appointments available to be arranged in person, via telephone or video call – call 01787 275275 or email advice@holmes-hills.co.uk. www.holmes-hills.co.uk

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Hello readers. I must start with an apology with my phone and mobile phone last month. Somehow both got switched off whilst we were away checking on hotels for later dates this year. I did not realize it until l several days after returning home too. Still, all is working OK again now, thank goodness. If you are one who tried, please try again from the following list.

I recently applied for a job at a local pub which offered National Minimum Wage. I did a short interview and at the end the manager asked me for some documents and also how old I was. After telling her I was 25 she told me she would be in touch, but it would be unlikely I’d get the job because they wouldn’t be able to afford to pay me the required wage. She said she would prefer to hire someone younger. Is this legal? Nobody should be asking you how old you are in a job interview. Being 25, you’re entitled to the National Living Wage. On the Citizens Advice website, www.citizensadvice.org.uk there are full details of the wages people are entitled to by law. But these rules shouldn’t mean employers avoid hiring people because of how old they are. That’s known as ‘direct age discrimination’ in the Equality Act 2010. You’re also protected by the National Minimum Wage Act 1998, which says employers can’t not hire you (and they can’t fire you) because your age means you’re entitled to a higher rate. We have a lot of information on our website about what to do if you’re being treated unfairly when applying for a job. If you’ve been discriminated against, there are steps you can take to either get compensation or convince the person to give you a job. Make a note of what happened as soon as you can - noting down exactly what you were asked and any other remarks the interviewer made. This will be useful as evidence later. Next, you should write a letter of complaint to the employer. Keep a copy of this letter for your own records. There’s advice on the Citizens Advice website on what this letter should include and you can also speak to an adviser at your local Citizens Advice to get help writing it. If the letter doesn’t get an outcome you’re happy with, you could take the employer to an employment tribunal. You’ll need as much evidence of discrimination as possible. Evidence should include the job advert, the job description, your notes about what was said at the interview and any contact you’ve had with the employer since - like your complaint letter. Remember that you only have three months minus one day from the date that the ‘discriminatory act’ (in this case, the comments in your interview) happened to start tribunal proceedings. You do this by contacting the government organisation ACAS and telling them that you intend to bring a claim. Nobody should have to worry about being discriminated against when job hunting.

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There are still a few seats to Henley on Thames Stratford upon Avon Cromer Kynren 4 day holiday and including going to Beamish and Durham 1st Oct 30th Birthday party for Brick Lane Music Hall 18th Oct Poll Hill Garden Centre (plus lots more to see) 9th Nov Thursford Christmas Spectacular 20th Nov Thursford Christmas Specttacular 4th Dec 5 day Holiday Weston Super Mare Turkey and Tinsel Feb 8th 2023 Brick Lane Adult Panto, this year Goldilocks and the Bears I hope there is something to catch your eye, and I look forward to hearing from you on: either 310982 07887 868259 22patron24@gmail.com See you soon Best Wishes Pat Bennett

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News from Sudbury History Society

Our History talk this month will be by Joanne Banham from the V&A on “William Morris & Victorian Wallpaper” 10am on Wednesday 8th June The Granary, Barratt Room, Quay Lane, Sudbury CO10 2AN The meeting is free for members and £2 for nonmembers. We look forward to seeing members and welcoming new members. To discover more about The Sudbury History Society, please visit: www.sudburyhistorysociety.co.uk

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Councillor Jessica Carter reports: It has been a year since I was elected Councillor M.O.T TESTING STATION for Sudbury at the County Council and to represent Sudbury North on the town council and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sudbury residents for their continued support, if there is anything I can do for you please do not hesitate to get in touch. In May I attended the Mayor Making at Sudbury Town Hall with my family as well as the annual town council meeting, I have switched one of my committees on the town council and am now on planning and highways as I spend a lot of my time with County dealing with highways issues, I saw this as a better fit. The ever-increasing cost of living is affecting so many of you as you continue to see prices increase whilst wages stay the same, I have recently joined the ‘Cost of Living Alliance’ to help decide how I can use my influence to call for change and support my residents. Sudbury Citizens Advice Bureau has been working extremely hard to keep up with the added pressure, I have been nominated as the SCC Observer to Sudbury and District Citizens Advice Trustee Board. I will be meeting with the Chairman of the Trustee Board soon to discuss this further. I would suggest to anyone who is struggling to contact CAB to see how they can help. Through my locality budget, I am pleased to announce that I have been able to fund a Defibrillator to be installed at Cats Lane. Currently, there are around 12 24/7 defibrillators in town, with the new installation it will be 13, Training will be provided for anyone who is interested. On a county level, a lot has happened over the past year, but I will highlight some positive steps that have been taken: Cabinet approved £10m to replace broken pipes and new installations, as well as an additional £10m to increase the maintenance of selected footways. HGV SERVICE AND REPAIR The Lorry Route Review will be completed in Spring 2022 where the County Council plan to publish a new interactive Lorry Route map, I hope BRAKE TESTING that this will benefit Sudbury’s roads immensely . CAR & VAN MOT UPTO 3.5T My Group asked SCC to support the Local Electricity Bill, which is a proposed Bill waiting to be debated in Parliament for its Second Reading, was passed unanimously by the Council. The Bill seeks to localise energy October 20 Text.qxp_Layout 1 23/09/2020 11:33 Page 4 supply, making local electricity cheaper, more reliable, and communitybased. SCC will be doing more for the county’s natural environment, as it www.crestlandsbrake.co.uk confirmed plans to enhance the biodiversity of at least 30% of its land by 2030. My Group had a major influence in providing recommendations to SCC which are now a part of the Council’s ambitions moving forward to enhance biodiversity. Examples include planting more hedgerows, improving highway trees, and developing nature-based flood management solutions. Please get in touch to find out more about the role and how you can get involved. You can contact me by email: jessie.carter@suffolk.gov.uk, telephone: 07955 434 411 or find me on Twitter or Facebook ‘Councillor Carter’

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Platinum Jubilee Events planned for June The Sudbury Market Town Partnership has entered into the spirit of celebration for Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, by putting together a programme of activities for the whole month of June. On Friday 3 June, there will be a Charity Ball at Sudbury’s Masonic Hall, when dances will include Ballroom, Latin, Sequence (50:50) and there will be a special guest appearance of Hot Club quartet, The Djangoliers, playing swing jive. Doors will open at 7.00 p.m. with the dance taking place between 7.30 and 10.30 p.m. Tickets at only £10 each are available from Sudbury Tourist Information Centre or Peddars in King Street. With dancing led by Andrea and Roy, a licensed bar and free raffle, this is an event not to be missed. There will then be a series of events taking place at The Hive Community Hub, School Street, Sudbury (the former United Reformed Church), starting with a concert provided by four local and very talented organists on Saturday 4 June, between 6 and 7 p.m. Tom Cogan, Roger Green, Stephen Hogger and David Tibbetts Chaplin will be playing a selection of British music. A glass of wine will be served at the end of the recital and donations invited. Lunch-time concerts will take place each Tuesday, with a variety of singers and instrumentalists, on 7, 14, 21 and 28 June. The concerts will take place between 12.30 and 1.15 p.m. and be followed by a glass of wine, with donations invited. For something completely different, Drawing Workshops led by professional artist, Robert Ford will take place on Monday, 20 June, with two sessions on offer: between 11.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m.to 4.00 p.m. The workshops will be suitable for beginners’ and intermediate skills and cost £10 per session. Robert says: “The plan is to learn to draw what you see”. The 2.00 p.m. session will be a repeat of the morning’s tuition. Numbers will be limited, so places will need to be booked in advance from 07947 335252. Participants will need to bring their own drawing tools and sketch pads. Cartridge paper and easels (and refreshments!) will be provided. Continuing with the theme of art, on Wednesday 22 June, from 12.30 until 1.30 p.m. Mark Bills, Executive Director of Gainsborough’s House will present an up-date on the work at Gainsborough’s House under the title of “Creating a National Centre in Sudbury”. Refreshments will be available and donations will be invited to support the funds needed to complete the renovation work at Gainsborough’s House. Tel: 07947 335252 to reserve your place. A programme giving more details of these events and biographies of some of the participants is available from the Tourist Information Centre at SUDBURY JulyTown pageHall, form.qxp_Layout 1 20/06/2018 12:01 Page 17 Sudbury Peddars in King Street and the Hive Community Hub. Proceeds from these events will be shared between Hive (towards the refurbishment work at the Hive Community Hub), and Sudbury Market Town Partnership for its work in the community.

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Just a reminder of up-and-coming events and those that are ongoing. Makers Market, on Saturday 9th July we welcome an exclusive collection of local artists and artisans . Visit between 10am and 2pm. Every Wednesday morning we host Alison’s Weigh & Chat. Alison is here to support your weight loss journey in a friendly and informal setting. Call Alison to find out more on 07742 292274. Open House every Monday from 10 am. Enjoy home baked cakes and a cuppa in pleasant surroundings with good company. From 12 noon we have a homemade community lunch. All welcome. Last Saturday of the month 10am til 2pm we have our Community Depot monthly fundraiser, cakes, bakes, curries (pre-order) and preserves stall and handmade crafts. Refreshments available. FREE ENTRY. Contact 01787 311558 or email: sudburycommunitydepot@gmail. com or bishopteresa78@gmail.com Vegan Supper Club on the first Friday of the month 7.30 pm. Enjoy a plant-based meal in good company. Two courses only £7 and bring your own bottle. To book email: sudburycommunitydepot@gmail.com or bishopteresa78@gmail.com Tel: 01787 313914 or 07462 108708. Community singing every Tuesday 7.30p.m. All welcome to join in singing for fun. You can find us at 10, Gainsborough Street, Sudbury,CO10 2EU (Opposite Gainsborough’s House)


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For the past few weeks, I have been researching the reasons behind the excessive mortality rate in children during the nineteenth century. This was instigated by my disappointment in being unable to discover the causes of death with children in my family tree. I discovered the following statistics: 13.8% baby boys died at birth, one in every ten boys died before they were a year old, sadly the recorded deaths of infants from diarrhoea and atrophy (wasting away) were twice as high with illegitimate infants. One of the reasons of atrophy was due to extremely poor nutrition. I was horrified to read in “The Victorian Childhood of a Country Child” that there was a report in the Times 1864 that wealthy farmers preferred to feed their pigs with excess milk, than give it to the poor children in their villages. Some families depended on the mother working as well as the father, quite often the mother would be unable to breast feed her chid through poor nutrition and sheer exhaustion, hence babies gradually died through lack of food. When a child became sick, the poverty of labouring parents prevented them from calling a doctor because they feared the subsequent bills. There was the option of applying to the Poor Law for medical relief, however they were also afraid of the stigma of pauperism. Mothers would try to dose their children with an amazing array of home-made remedies. These are just a few examples: For earache, a small, heated shallot placed in the ear, whooping cough a fried mouse, onion gruel for sore throats and coughs. In Ringshall a ‘magical cure’ for epilepsy in young babies was attempted by splitting the sapling in an ash tree, then passing the baby through the cleft in the wood, then the cleft was tightly bound up and restored to its former state. I wonder how many infants received this treatment, and was it effective? Children were dosed weekly with Epsom salts to give their bowels a good clearing! Many childhood ailments were passed from one child to another because of poor, overcrowded ill-ventilated homes and classrooms. Lack of nourishing food and understanding of how germs were spread. My great grandmother was living in a tenement block in Tottenham in the last decade of the 1800s. She had four children, having been deserted by my great grandfather. (I discovered that he eventually spent eighteen months in prison for bigamy, thanks to Ancestry and the census of 1901). My grandmother Florence, the youngest was two years old when he disappeared. Scarlet fever, cholera, typhoid fever, tuberculosis and diphtheria were common so when there was an outbreak of diphtheria or scarlet fever, she would soak blankets in carbolic soap suds and hang them on the inside door. She realised that germs were spread through the air and was determined to keep her family safe. I used to visit a dear old lady who had lost her child through whooping cough. Rose had suffered a stroke and was paralysed down one side and had limited speech, I became a good friend, and one afternoon over a cup of tea, with great difficulty, she explained the sad circumstances. Rose was from a poor farming family so had to go into service with the local wealthy landowner, when she was twelve. Working from about 5.00am until the family retired to bed often quite late in the evening. Starting as a scullery maid she was promoted to a parlour maid when she was sixteen, because she was very pretty; if you were not pleasing to eye in those days, you remained behind stairs. Unfortunately, this was a disadvantage because the son of the family took advantage of Rose against her will and she was soon pregnant. As a result, she was sacked, fortunately her sister Mary let Rose move in with her and her husband and five children in a very small, crowded cottage. Rose gave birth to a beautiful baby girl who she named Sarah. When Sarah was only six months old, she caught whooping cough from one of Mary’s children. Rose described how she did everything in her power to keep Sarah alive, nursing her day and night, sadly she died in her arms. If a child was illegitimate, they were not allowed to be Christened, so baby Sarah could not be buried in the consecrated Churchyard. Illegitimate children were buried on the outside wall of the churchyard. Sometimes I would drive her to the churchyard, and she would lay some flowers on the spot where her baby was buried. I wonder how many loved and innocent babies are buried on the other side of our parish churches, just because through no fault of theirs they were born the other side of the blanket?

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