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Save the heart of Sudbury The Churches Conservation Trust (CCT) and the Friends of St Peter’s (FoSP) are working to save Sudbury’s historic St Peter’s church and give it a new lease of life by launching a crowdfunding appeal to raise £20,000 in 8 weeks. The Grade I listed church has stood at the heart of community life in Sudbury, Suffolk since the 14th century and has been in the care of CCT since 1976. Sadly St Peter’s is deteriorating to a point where the long term use of the building is uncertain. The roof of the church is leaking and urgent, expensive repair work is needed to make the building watertight.

The public appeal now needs to raise a further £20,000 in the next 8 weeks to have a chance of unlocking £1.6 million of additional backing from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF). It is hoped a new crowd-funding campaign entitled ‘Save the heart of Sudbury’ will help get the appeal over the line. Former Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman (1906 – 1984) who was a great lover of churches, said of St Peter’s, when it was saved in 1976: “This is very great news that St Peter’s is saved. You have thereby kept Sudbury as an identity. Without the town would be half alive because in East Anglia church towers are the hearts of the landscape. Silent

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church towers are hearts which do not beat – St Peter’s is now going to beat in full chorus – Hurrah!â€? If funds are successfully raised, the building will be transformed into a thriving community hub that attracts new audiences through a diverse programme of activities and celebration of the site and town’s heritage. 6SHFLÂżFZRUNDW6W3HWHUÂśVZLOOLQFOXGH • Urgent repair work to ensure the historic fabric is conserved. • New kitchen and toilet facilities enabling continued and expanded use by a wide range of groups. • Introduction of a new bell ringing platform which will be accessible to ZKHHOFKDLUXVHUVDQGWKRVHZLWKUHGXFHGPRELOLW\RQHRIWKHÂżUVWRILWVNLQG in the UK. • The work on-site will create new jobs and craft skills apprenticeships opening up employment opportunities in the heritage sector for students and job seekers. • Providing a wider programme to engage younger audiences with heritage. $OOL%XUNH&&7'HYHORSPHQW2IÂżFHULVSDVVLRQDWHDERXW6W3HWHUÂśVIXWXUHUROH in the community: “I love the thrill of the potential for what St Peter’s can be to our community. It means different things to different people, but St Peter’s should be for everyone. Seeing the way that our audiences are developing, through events designed to appeal to a broader range of people is brilliantâ€? You can donate to the appeal through crowdfunder.co.uk/Sudbury or through the website www.visitchurches.org.uk/appeal.

Fairtrade Fortnight to be celebrated in Sudbury As part of Fairtrade Fortnight, which runs from February 24 to March 9, the local group set up on Sudbury Market on Saturday 29th February from 10am to 1pm giving out information and Fairtrade samples including chocolate and coffee from the East of England Co-Op which supports Fairtrade. There was also “shopping listsâ€? for children to take away so they can spot Fairtrade goods when they are shopping with family. Nicki Dixon, the group’s new chairman, said: “Sudbury should be proud to be a Fairtrade Town, knowing we are doing our bit to help farmers, workers and growers all over the world get a fair price for their goods which we buy and enjoy. Fairtrade goods are easy to ďŹ nd, just look for the Fairtrade logo on everything from Maltesers to bananas. We have a very well stocked stall in St Peter’s on the Thursdays when the Kettle and Fish cafĂŠ is open and it’s deďŹ nitely worth a visit.â€? Nicki said the group would welcome new members as it aims to offer talks to schools, community groups and workplaces as well as attending local events to boost the town’s Fairtrade proďŹ le, working towards maintaining Fairtrade Town status. “We’d love to welcome new members to the group and will hopefully be out and about at various local events this year. We’ll also be holding a quiz night later in the year which will be a fun way of getting people together.â€? Niall O’Keeffe Joint CEO of the East of England Co-op said “As a Co-op, ensuring suppliers receive a fair price is part of our founding values and principles. Whether they are part of our Sourced Locally initiative or a cocoa farmer from Ghana, supporting Fairtrade is something we are proud to do. “We are supporting our local Fairtrade Towns including Sudbury to highlight the importance of Fairtrade and show how a simple swap to Fairtrade can help improve the lives of farmers and producers.â€? Nick said the group was also grateful to Sudbury Town Council for the market pitch and its continued support for the Fairtrade concept. Anyone interested in ďŹ nding out more about Sudbury Fairtrade Group can email Nicki on info@sudburyfairtrade.org.uk

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Tuesdays 14:30 – 16:30 – Toptime this month 3rd - Creative writing. 10th - Book group. This month we will be discussing At The Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier 17th - Chair yoga (ÂŁ3.00 per person, payable on the day) 24th – Visit from the Bury record ofďŹ ce – rescheduled from February 31st – Book group round up – some ideas for future book group reads and a chance to put your ideas forward

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A fundraising event was held on Wednesday 5th February 2020 at the Café Masala, Hall Street, Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk.CO10 9HZ. The total monies raised was £257.00 This event was organized by Abdul Shahid (Shah) proprietor of the CAFÉ` MASALA and Ray Cook poppy appeal organiser for Long Melford and District. This lunch was to held to recognize the British Commonwealth and all allied forces of religion, colour and creed who lost members of their armed forces in both world wars and other conflicts since. This was Shah’s idea to remember all nationalities that lost citizens in conflict. This was the first one of this type of event that we have held and we are hoping to hold more events like this in the future. We would like to thank every one who supported this event, shops and businesses that gave raffle prizes.

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Sudbury War Hero honoured in New Book Author and naval historian Steve Dunn’s new book, Baltic in the Baltic, turns the spotlight on those who lost their lives at sea while protecting the fragile independence of Estonia and Latvia at the end of WW1. At the time, neither the British Government nor the public had any real appetite for the campaign but Secretary of State for War Winston Churchill was determined to stop Bolshevik Russia retaking the new Baltic countries. And so the Royal Navy despatched a sizeable operation to the Baltic, including 19-year-old Able Seaman John Edward Pettitt. Pettitt, who attended Sudbury Grammar School, had served aboard several ships before he joined the British destroyer-minelayer, HMS Vittoria, which was involved in the brutal conflict. So instead of celebrating the Allied victory with his parents Horace and Emily at their home in Priory Road, Sudbury, he found himself fighting communist sea forces and delivering vital support to independent fighters. In August 1919 HMS Vittoria was on patrol off Seskar Island in the Gulf of Finland, when it was torpedoed by a Bolshevik submarine. The order was given to abandon ship and although many of the men were rescued, eight died, including Pettitt. They are remembered on Chatham Naval Memorial. “This was a story I wanted to tell not just because few people know about it but because it reminds us all how we need to stand up for democracy,” said Steve. “Thanks to men like Pettitt these fledgling democracies were protected.” Not surprisingly, Battle in the Baltic, has already come to the attention of the Latvian Embassy. Steve has been invited to address Her Excellency Ms Baiba Braže and her VIP guests as part of the official launch in March. “It’s a real honour for me to have been asked to give a talk at the embassy and have the opportunity to discuss my book. I hope I have done justice to what is such as critical time in Latvia’s history.” Battle in the Baltic is Steve’s eighth book. Two of his previous publications were shortlisted for the prestigious Mountbatten Maritime Award, which is presented annually to an author who has made a significant contribution to the UK’s maritime history.

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I don’t know who Ciara and Dennis are but they made a dreadful mess in the garden. Mum was nearly blown over when she went out to check the kennels and stables. The dramatic storms may be a distant memory now but our volunteers are still repairing the damage. It’s been a rough year so far. Apart from battling the elements, we lost dear old Peg, one of our Kune Kune pigs. She and her lifelong pal, Bob, arrived a few years ago after their owner died. Sadly Peg became ill recently and on the morning of her demise, Bob was laying by her side with his head laid across her. As you may imagine, a few tears were shed that day. I also suffered a much smaller loss when the Vet removed three of my teeth. It can’t be my fault, although every time Mum tried to clean them I bit her just to let her know they were still there. Perhaps I should have let her clean them. We have lots of bargains ready for our £1 Sale on 14th March at Newton Green Village Hall, CO10 0QS. Don’t miss it, if only for the delicious homemade cakes! Which reminds me, it’s nearly dinner time! It’s so cold, even the cats are staying in and taking over our dog beds. As the rain lashes against the window and the wind howls down the chimney, here ends this under the duvet report from 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. Please check opening hours before visiting

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Hello Everyone, Is it me or has the weather been particularly odd the last couple of months? Firstly cold, the teeming with rain then almost spring sunshine. Mind you we’ve been very lucky in the east compared to the western part of the country! On the Mayoral point of view things have begun to get busier after the Christmas lull. One of the first events I attended was the AGM for the Kernos Centre. This is a charity based in Friars St that provides counselling for many types of mental conditions such as depression, stress, domestic abuse. The team is led by Chris Boatwright and they do great work completely funded by voluntary donations. On the 22nd January I presented awards at the British Legion Poppy Appeals Dinner. There were many awards celebrating long service or number of poppies sold. The main award though was to Stuart Hume who has been a driving force behind poppy appeals in Sudbury for 30 years. When he started the average amount raised was £4-5,000 but in recent years this has in some years risen to nearly £60,000. Over the years he has overseen the raising of £680,000. In the filled room the respect and affection for Stuart was clear.

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The next day Jacqui Howells, the Town Clerk, and I had the privilege of hosting the Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk, Lady Clare of Euston, on a visit to Sudbury. We introduced her to a number of Sudbury’s store owners and market traders with whom she had a detailed talk about Sudbury affairs. Later she met with Mark Bills of Gainsborough House for an update on the £5M renovation that’s just started there. Lady Clare is a very warm character and showed great interested in events in Sudbury. We were pleased to be her hosts!

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Later in the month I took a trip outside Sudbury to Thetford. This was to take part in the Peace Bell Award ceremony which recognised Thetford’s work in promoting remembrance events such as the D-day landings, in the town. This is a national award and many Mayor’s from around Suffolk attended the event. Watch out for details of Sudbury’s events to celebrate the end of the war in Europe which take place on the weekend of 9th May. A couple of events that I attended were to do with the development of major sites within Sudbury which will affect everyone who lives here. Firstly, Babergh put on an engagement event in St Peters to present ideas for the development of Belle Vue Park and House, reorganisation of bus routes and the possible pedestrianisation of the marketplace. These ideas are not set in stone but give possible directions. The Belle Vue was concerned how a new hotel may look and how it would affect the park and the house. The Town Council certainly believes a new hotel located in Sudbury would provide a big economic boost to the town. The exhibition certainly gave food for thought and it was nice to see there were three options presented for the use of Belle Vue House. I believe there will be plenty of opportunities for people to give their views on the proposals shown. The second group I met with was to get an update on the proposed developments with St Peters. The Church Commission Trust (who own St Peters) and Friends of St Peters are working together for a Lottery bid (over £1M) to make repairs to the building fabric and develop a vibrate community space. It all looked very promising. Just a note on a very pleasant event Hilary and I attended at West Suffolk College. This was to see an end of term performance of Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward given by the students. Before the performance we were treated to a meal prepared by the catering students at the college – excellent!

Photograph front left to right: Committee Members: Julie Thomson, Caroline Brown, David Gevaux, Deborah Blake and staff members Russell and Molly from the Long Melford Co-Op store. The Long Melford Historical & Archaeological Society has recently received a cheque for £400 from the East of England Co-op. The stores support communities by running a green token scheme across their food stores, giving local good causes a chance to collect a share of a £1000 donation every three months. The Historical & Archaeological Society are very grateful to all those who chose the Society for their green tokens and this generous donation will be used to purchase equipment to preserve, catalogue and store their document archive, which will be undertaken by a new research group.

On the Council front we received a very interesting presentation from Babergh District Council on how they tackle homelessness in the area. They reported 33 homeless people in the district, and they show the various methods for trying to help these people – a very important question. Finally, I have to report that Sudbury’s Town Clerk, Jacqui Howells, has decided to stand down after 5 years in post. Jacqui took over in very difficult circumstances and has done a great job in steadying the ship and moving the Council on. She is starting a new business with her husband and we wish her good luck with that. The process to recruit a new Clerk has already begun. Enjoy your month! Robert

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Free hearing checks in Sudbury to mark World Hearing Day

In 2019, several local primary schools benefited from Rotary grants to support a wide variety of environmental activities within their schools as well as visits to wildlife habitats, including Sudbury Common Lands.

One local hearing company is raising awareness about the importance of hearing health by supporting World Hearing Day (3rd March 2020), a global initiative run by the World Health Organisation.

St Gregory Church of England Primary was one of the school’s which was given Rotary funding. Their Nursery (and Eco-Committee)Teacher, Clare Gray, reported on the exciting activities which had been made possible for children during May and June last year. The children enjoyed an ‘Earth Afternoon’ with each class focusing on a different eco theme - from yoga (well-being) to making recycled paper and planting a bee-friendly garden. They invested in netting for the strawberries and the children really enjoyed the fruits of their labours, with beans, peas, carrots and tomatoes all growing and ripening day by day.

This year’s World Hearing Day theme is ‘Hearing for life: don’t let hearing loss limit you’ and will highlight that timely and effective interventions can ensure that people with hearing loss are able to achieve their full potential in life. Hearing loss is a global challenge; 466 million people worldwide live with hearing loss and this number continues to grow.1 In the UK, 11 million people are living with hearing loss, approximately one in six of the population.²

Children in the Early Years classes made more progress than previously in ‘Understanding the World’ - an area of the curriculum which teaches children about the natural world and our interactions with it. Much of this is attributable to our growing garden and the new addition of the Bee Friendly Garden flower bed round the side of nursery. There are plans to revive a large herb wheel in the main school to accommodate sensory plants and herbs in 2020.

Photographs: Clare Gray, St Gregory Primary School

The Hearing Care Centre, which is East Anglia’s largest hearing care company, is offering free hearing checks at all 26 of its audiology clinics, including locally at Sudbury Community Health Centre, in a bid to encourage local people to make their hearing health a priority.

Rotary funding directly supported the children’s learning and understanding of environmental issues and it’s been good for them to meet, greet and work with other people in the community. They were so excited about eating the strawberries!

Karen Finch, Managing Director and lead audiologist of The Hearing Care Centre said, “ Our team wish to raise awareness and spark discussion within the local area. At all stages of our lives, hearing is a vital element for communication, socialising, learning and working. My team are focused on providing innovations and initiatives along with the best possible care to support people living with hearing loss to live their life to the fullest. “Hearing loss is often neglected for years and can affect every aspect of personal, social and professional life. If left untreated, hearing loss can increase the risk of cognitive decline and dementia, but early interventions can ensure the impact of hearing loss remains minimal, and people can live a full unlimited life.”

To take advantage of a free hearing check in Sudbury (usually £30), call The Hearing Care Centre’s Team on 0800 096 2637. Offer valid on appointments booked between 2nd-7th March 2020. Quote WHD-2020.

The School welcomed this additional funding for green projects, especially the bee-friendly garden near the insect hotel, as well as being able to run more Eco-Committee Earth Day events. There is also a plan for a quiet area planting project, where individual teachers will run their own eco-activities on the day. This initiative has helped children to learn more about environmental issues in the world around them and the School has been delighted to have the help of Sudbury Rotary members with these projects. Maybe you would like to help support the schools’ environmental programme, through membership of Rotary. Why not come along to one of our lunches at The Mill Hotel on Mondays to find out more, 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 – they have plans to support a number of projects involving young people? 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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This fantastic event is running from the 5th to the 8th March and is taking place at the Delphi, Sudbury. It is with regret that the 2020 Festival does not include the very popular Dance Section and the Speech and Drama. However, it is hoped that these two parts of the Festival will be reinstated in 2021. The Festival has been a very successful event in Sudbury with entries from all over East Anglia, not only providing young people the opportunity to display their ability in all sections of performing arts but to also give a great deal of pleasure to those in the audience. In a few years’ time the Festival will be celebrating its 100 years, and all involved with this fantastic event are committed to achieving this milestone. Please come along and give the Festival your support.

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Sudbury Symphony Orchestra Concert – Sunday 29th March Sunday classical! Sudbury Symphony Orchestra is delighted to announce that their next concert will be on Sunday 29th March at 6 pm when we will be performing Elgar’s Cello Concerto with Thomas Isaac as soloist and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 4. This is the third time that Thomas Isaac will have performed with the orchestra, his last visit to Sudbury was in November 2017 when he riveted the audience with his wonderful performance of Dvorak’s Cello Concerto. Thomas is now co-principal cellist with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra having finished his post graduate studies with the Royal Academy of Music. We are confident his position in Bournemouth is a stepping stone for him in his orchestral career before joining one of the major world class orchestras. Elgar’s cello concerto is one of THE cello concertos, in fact with the Dvorak concerto it is probably the most performed of all cello concertos. Elgar started composing it in 1918 and finished it in 1919. It is a lament for a lost world, haunted by autumn sadness. Beloved by audiences the world over for its sweeping and noble passages this will be a magical evening. Dvorak’s Symphony No. 4 was composed in 1874 and shows the influences of both Wagner and Brahms. It is also shows off his own wonderful mastery of composition and you can hear the unique musical characteristics for which he later became so famous. This symphony is not often played so this is a wonderful opportunity to hear it performed live. This will be a really wonderful evening’s music, do come and enjoy. Concert details: Sunday 29 March 2020 at 6.00pm St Peter’s Church, Market Hill, Sudbury CO10 1TL Conductor: Matthew Andrews – www.matthewandrews.net Leader: Steve Calder, Soloist: Thomas Isaac, Elgar - Cello Concerto, Dvorak - Symphony No. 4 Tickets: Adult £12, Child £2 Available from 1st March from Compact Music, North Street, Sudbury and Sudbury Tourist Information (library). Or email: events@ sudburysymphonyorchestra.com A limited number of tickets will be available on the door. www.sudburysymphonyorchestra.com

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Local home improvement company named Extension Designer of the Year at major industry awards A local home improvement company has kicked off its 50th year in business by winning a highly sought-after industry award. SEH BAC, which specialises in windows, doors and conservatories, has been named Extension Designer of the Year for 2020. The award was commissioned by Ultraframe, one of the UK’s leading designers and manufacturers of conservatory roofing systems and presented as part of their Design Awards. The award celebrates SEH BAC’s successful track record in the design, build and renovation of conservatories and single-storey extensions. In making their decision, the judges were particularly impressed by a challenging renovation project recently completed by the SEH BAC team. The project in question was a large p-shaped conservatory, where SEH BAC replaced the leaky and inefficient polycarbonate roof with a brand-new, fullyinsulated solid tiled roof. Following its completion, the complex project was awarded the title of ‘Installation of the Year’ at the prestigious Conservatory & Orangery Awards. Peter Wheeler, Managing Director of SEH BAC comments: “We are incredibly proud to receive this fantastic honour from one of the biggest and most respected names in our industry. It’s wonderful recognition for our 200-strong team and a great way to celebrate 50-years in business. “In such a volatile housing market, opting for a refurbishment or even a new conservatory or extension offers the most efficient way to find the extra space homeowners need. As the ‘improve don’t move’ philosophy continues to gather pace, we are delighted to provide customers across the region with another reason to trust our talented team to improve their home.” In addition to their recent award wins, Ipswich-based SEH BAC was also named Company of the Year (South East) by the Master Window and Conservatory Installers Association. The home improvement firm operates across the South East, East Anglia and the Home Counties with state-of-the-art showcentres throughout the region. SEH BAC is part of One Group Construction, a £160 million group of specialist construction companies that complete landmark projects across the UK. For more information, contact SEH BAC on 0800 666 444 or visit www.sehbac.com.

Pat’s Dayz Owt Here we are again, my goodness, isn’t this year doing the same as last, - in a HURRY!!!! I am struggling to keep up – as last year! We had a fantastic day out, with a full coach this week, for the adult pantomime. The sun was shining, so a lovely coach ride, followed by a tasty 3 course lunch, which was followed by the adult pantomime, when we just did not stop laughing. A truly perfect day out ending with the lovely coach return ride. Next year’s already booked for Wednesday 10th February, for “Robin Hood and his camp followers” March sees us off to Southport for a 5 day holiday, which then already takes us into April. Wed 24 April, we go to Cadbury World, - sorry already fully booked, as is the May trip to see the seals in a boat from Harwich. Wed 17 June, a few seats left for the ride to Wroxham for lunch stop, and then on for the Paddle Boat Mississippi from Wroxham. Wed 15 July is for a day in Eastbourne. Further trips for the remainder of the year ready for booking. For further details you can collect a list from the T.I.C department in Sudbury Library, including the Christmas shows at Thursford and Snape Malting. If you don’t want to miss out, the booking going well, so don’t leave it too long before they too are sold out. For further details/enquiries, or to book, please call me PAT BENNETT on 01787 310982, mobile 07887 868259 or e mail on 22patron24@gmail.com

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Health Foods & Therapies For You With the relocation planned for the end of this month there are lots of additional services available at the new shop. A grand launch night is being planned. Special offers, goodie bags with demonstrations to show how to use the zero waste refill stations. The therapists will all be on hand with any queries and be able to show potential clients the relaxing, private new therapy rooms and discuss the treatments available. Vouchers for taster treatments and discounts will be available on the launch. Natures Temple Beauty has been set up by Jane to offer cruelty free, ethical beauty treatments. The salon has its very own award winning skincare range, which is amazing and will suit even the most delicate skin. Natures Temple Beauty will also be available to buy and refill in the shop.

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Lorna Kidman had joined the friendly team as senior beauty therapist and complementary therapy co coordinator. Lorna is an experienced therapist, and having worked for Jane before, brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Lorna will be offering facials, hot stone massage, body treatments, manicures and pedicures. Most of the treatments have been devised themselves, some originating back to when Jane founded Just Jane in Long Melford. Other treatments available will be nutrition, homeopathy, colon therapy, reflexology, aromatherapy and reiki. Anyone who is interested in renting a room and joining the team can contact Jane directly Jane@healthfoodsforyou.co.uk Don’t forget we are also now online; www.healthfoodsforyou.co.uk is where you can buy all your supplements and zero waste refillables .Shipping is only £3.00 and orders over £35.00 qualify for free delivery any where in Europe! You can ask a question, or enquire about a product and will do our best to answer as quickly as we can.

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www.cbdhealthfoodsforyou.co.uk is the on line shop Jane has set up for the ever-growing demand of cannabis oil, CBD. Health Foods For You in North Street, Sudbury has successfully been selling cannabis oils and balms for over three years now and has a wealth of knowledge on the subject. Opening Times Monday to Saturday 9.00 - 5.00 pm Late night opening Wednesday until 9.00pm You can contact the friendly team on 01787 828262 info@healthfoodsforyou.co.uk

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James Cartlidge writes Member of Parliament for South Suffolk

Since being elected in 2015, I have been inundated by constituents exacerbated by the lack of rail ticketing options for part-time commuters. As such, in March 2016, I held my first adjournment debate on the subject of ‘Flexible ticketing’ where I was able to share publicly some of this correspondence. I read an email from Deborah of Sudbury who argued: “Flexible season tickets would encourage more people to work from home some days, which would reduce overcrowding on the trains, and would benefit South Suffolk, as more people would have time to spend their London wages locally. It is very oldfashioned to think that workers go to their office every day and we should not be penalised for flexible working”. I also read out a piece from a constituent called Russell, from Nayland, who had done the maths: “It is becoming increasingly common for people to work from home, yet we are still forced to pay the season tickets for the entire week, month or year. For me, that means paying for 365 days of travel, when in fact I only travel on 208 of these… On the basis of me paying £5,520 a year (i.e. £15.12 a day), this means I am really overpaying for 173 days a year – i.e. a full £2615.76”. Since the debate I have continued to beat the drum in Parliament, so I was delighted when the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, announced on New Year’s Day that his department would be trialling part-time season tickets. Better still, at his recent HS2 ‘Rail Infrastructure’ statement I asked the Prime Minister to go further and roll this trial out nationwide, and he replied that this was the Government’s “intention”. Of course, there may be a national financial cost of extending flexible ticketing, but I am convinced that this change would create new opportunities for local people to return to employment. By removing a financial disincentive to parttime commute to London or Chelmsford, where there can be a wider range of opportunity and higher wages, flexible ticketing could encourage residents to take advantage of opportunities they may otherwise have discounted.

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SbN Ladies Captain, Jane Golding, has chosen The Alzheimer’s Society as her nominated charity for 2020 The first of two charity talks took place on Thursday 13th February. A Nearest the Pin and Longest Drive competition was run by Deb Howlett in the simulator just before the talk, taken from a Abu Dhabi golf course, which proved to be popular with all, including one of our eldest ladies Lilian Osborne taking part, she had never used one of these before, so it was quite an experience – certainly looking like warmer & drier weather than we have currently here! Well done to winners Nearest the Pin Susan Swan and Karen Lewis and Longest Drive Corinne Jackson. Musarra Gray from the Alzheimer’s Society gave a very interesting and informative presentation which made for good talking points afterwards and focussed us all for raising funds for this worthy charity during the year. Bookings for the simulator can be taken at theSbN ProShop. Earlier in the day a few of the ladies braved the elements properly outside the Simulator room, playing a 9-hole Blue Tee competition on the Gainsborough Course. Barbara Jones won with a marvellous 28 points, with Lesley Hitchcock coming second with 24 points.

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I run a small business. It’s been a very difficult six months for us, we lost a contract with one of our major clients and I just haven’t been able to replace it with new business. Now I’ve just received a huge energy bill. It feels like the last straw and I’m really stressed. I’m sorry to hear about your problems. The first thing to do is to call the Citizens Advice consumer service on 0808 223 1133. They can often help to resolve problems with energy suppliers. It’s particularly important to do this quickly if you’re on a business contract and you’ve been told you’re going to be disconnected. If this happens an extra fee can be added to your bill, and then there’ll be another charge for being reconnected. If you think the bill is wrong, get in touch with your energy company. If you are a microbusiness you can only be charged for gas or electricity you’ve used in the last 12 months - they can’t send you a new bill dating back longer than a year. If the bill is correct, but you just can’t afford it, your energy supplier might agree to a payment plan. Work out a realistic budget so you know you’ll be able to afford the payments. Here at Citizens Advice we can help sole traders and individuals, but for other businesses there’s the Business Debtline on 0800 197 6026. Moving forward, If your bills are being estimated you might be paying more than you need to. Set up a reminder on your phone to send monthly meter readings to your supplier or see if you can get a smart meter installed. You may also find switching energy companies will save you money. You could also try energy efficiency measures such as switching off computers and other equipment overnight, using energy efficient light bulbs or making sure your premises are insulated. If you need help or information about a problem you have contact Sudbury & District Citizens Advice on 01787 321400, email advice@sudburycab.org.uk or have a look at our website www.sudburycab.org.uk. Alternatively, drop into our advice sessions Monday to Thursday 10am to 1pm at Keyse House, Acton Lane, Sudbury, CO10 1QN. If you are a patient of the Hadleigh Boxford Group Practice an advice session runs every Tuesday morning between 9.30am and 12.30pm at the Hadleigh surgery. Contact the surgery on 01473 822961 to make an appointment.

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JustTalk2019 & JustTalk Productions: Making a difference through film JustTalk Productions debut new film ‘Dying to be Famous’ is making waves through the therapeutic community, with articles already being published by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). JustTalk Productions was set up by Glenda D. Roberts, a pioneer of modern counselling and psychotherapy in Sudbury. Glenda is the director of Sudbury’s own ExploringU Counselling service and JustTalk 2019, counselling organisations Glenda established to reach out to the local community to offer therapeutic support. Glenda and her team’s vision are to make counselling accessible to everyone and that’s exactly what they are trying to do. JustTalk2019 was established as an affordable counselling service to make counselling available from just £5, meaning, more people in the community can access support. The service also has a ‘bridge fund’ which offers free counselling to those who cannot afford it. Profits raised from JustTalk Productions’ film ‘Dying to be Famous’ will go straight into the bridge fund meaning even more people can be helped. Not only is this film raising awareness of such important issues, it is also meaning more people in Sudbury can access counselling. “This film has really helped us raise money for our bridge fund” says Tanya, a member of JustTalk2019’s team. “We would really love to keep this fund alive so we can help more people. We would love to collaborate more with local businesses to support our cause and spread the word of our work around mental health” ‘Dying to be Famous’ is a short film that highlights the dangers around social media and how online bullying and trolling can really hurt. The film stars the character Ruby who is a social media influencer struggling with harmful comments by trolls, along with other difficulties in her life. Ruby is finding it hard to cope and doesn’t see a way out. It not only raises awareness of the dangers young people are facing in this new social media age, it also shows that help is out there and how counselling can make a difference to people’s lives. The film shows the main character Ruby calling JustTalk2019’s counselling service and shows how much a difference therapeutic help can have. The production demonstrates superb cinematic talent making it incredibly professional as well as informative. Sudbury’s Quay theatre has had multiple showing of ‘Dying to be Famous’ and has received an overwhelmingly positive response from the local community. Each showing offered a Q&A at the end of the film giving the community members the chance to ask questions to the filmmaker, qualified counsellors, and the BACP’s Children, Young People and Families Lead, Jo Holmes said “The BACP were delighted to be asked to the showing of this evocative and thought provoking short film which in hindsight feels so terribly appropriate following the recent news of a suicide of a woman so very much in the public eye. The audience gave a collective gasp when the lead character chose not to go ahead with plans to end her life, demonstrating the importance of reaching out and talking to someone, in this case, a local counselling service. The film created much interesting audience discussion and debate, the consensus being, ‘’it’s good to talk’’ particularly about difficult issues such as suicide. The message from BACP, alongside leading mental health charities is to challenge the stigma often associated with asking for help and to reach out”. To talk to a BACP counsellor or psychotherapist near you, visit the BACP’s Therapist Directory https://www.bacp.co.uk/search/T This also gave viewers the opportunity to express their thoughts on the film and engage in a discussion around the issues raised. The viewing also raised the attention of the new professional body Ayanay Psychological Accreditation (APA) who actively took part in the discussion. Siobhain Crosby MD APA Ayanay Psychological Accreditation said..“Dying to be famous, opens youngsters’ eyes to the danger of the damage caused by bullying etc on social media and is a phenomenal short film reflecting the need for education and support available. APA endorse the efforts by all the team involved and it’s an incredible achievement, and highly recommend viewing” Local school ‘The Ryes College’ has also got involved by holding viewings for their students. Glenda and her team held a Q&A at the school and carried an open discussion around social media, trolling and mental health issues. Students and staff offered praise for the film and received positive feedback from the discussion. This feedback has prompted conversations between The Rhyes College and JustTalk2019 around a future partnership and the possibility of future films including a collaboration with DT Films. This exciting prospect could mean more money is raised for JustTalk2019’s bridge fund and more awareness being given to the issues around mental health and wellbeing, something that is becoming increasingly important in this modern age. To find out more about counselling and how to access help go to JustTalk2019’s website: www.justtalk2019.com or call to book an appointment on: 0330 120 0279. Written by Charlotte Beaumont (Trainee Counsellor) JustTalk 2019.

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Acton Garden Club

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Thursday 12th March 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 Wednesday 4th March, Bures, 5 miles, meet at Bures Recreation Ground CP, CO85BX, 10:30am start. Viv 01787 375047 Sunday 15th March, Barking & Back Again, 5.5 miles, meet at the large (free) CP at Needham Lake, IP68NU, Needham Market, 10:30am start. Karen 01787319758 Wednesday 18th March, Belchamp Wander, 6 miles, meet at The Old Garage, Gages Rd, Belchamp St Paul, CO107BX, 10:30am start. Barbara 01787 277198 Saturday 28th March, Wool Towns Walk Part 1, Boxford to Sudbury, 9 miles, meet at Sudbury Bus Station, CO106SU, 9am for the 9:15 bus, please bring a packed lunch. Keith 07798 561721

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Sun 1st *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 Mon 2nd Talk: Norton Simon: creating a collection of beauty The Village Hall, Lavenham CO10 9QT 11.15am ÂŁ12 Book online: www. hughbelsey.co.uk Wed 4th 6XÎ?RON3XQFK&RPHG\ The Brewery Tap East street Free entry collection for cancer research Laughter from 8pm 6XÎ?RON3XQFK&RPHG\# mail.com

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Sun 1st/Sun 8th March *children* Snowdrops & Spring Bulbs Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, CO10 9BA 11am – 4pm. On the gate prices. Adult £10.75. Child 5-15 £6.75 Senior £9.95. Child under 5 free. Family £33 Tickets cheaper online and after 1pm. www.kentwell.co.uk Sun 1st Monthly Car Boot Sale. Brundon Lane, Sudbury. CO10 7GB 7.15pm – 12pm. Cars & small vans £7. Large vans £12 Tel: 01787 313691 Hosted by the Bridge Project

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Tues 3rd/ Sat 7th SDS Drama: For Services Rendered Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.450pm Tickets ÂŁ10 (Tues/ Wed) ÂŁ12 (Thurs/Fri/Sat) Tel: 01787 374745 www.quaysudbury.com Wed 4th Guided Walks around Lavenham Meet foyer The Swan Hotel, Lavenham, CO10 9QA 2pm. Tickets ÂŁ4. No prebooking required. Tel: 01206 547959 Email: dinahjames10@ yahoo.com Wed 4th Sudbury Ramblers: Bures 5 miles Recreation ground carpark, CO8 5BX 10:30am Start Tel: 01787 375047

Thurs 5th Art Workshop: Life Drawing The Christopher Centre, Sudbury. CO10 2EU 7pm- 9pm Tickets £15 Includes nude model, some art materials Tutoring and refreshments & room hire. Tel: 07812 068489 www.michelleranson.co.uk Fri 7th Melford Movies – Colette Village Hall, Long Melford, CO10 9JQ Doors open 7pm – Film starts 7.30pm Refreshments available from 7pm Tickets on the door: Adults £4.50, Under 16s £3 Fri 6th Fleece Jazz – The Oxley Meier Guitar Project Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Leavenheath CO6 4PZ 7.30pm Tickets £18 Tel : 01787 211865 ZZZȾHHFHMD]]RUJXN Sat 7th 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 7th – Sat 14th Brushstroke Festival of Art St. Peter’s Church, Sudbury, CO10 2EA 10am – 4pm Sun 8th History Sunday 2020 No.4 Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.30pm Tickets £8 or £42 for the season of six evenings Tel: 01787 374745 www.quaysudbury.com Mon 9th Demonstration: Spring Floral Demostration With Brenda Tubbs. Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.30pm Tickets £7 Tel: 01787 374745 www.quaysudbury.com Tues 10th Foxearth History Society: AGM Foxearth Village Hall, Foxearth. CO10 7JE 7.30pm. Visitors £2 Members £10 per year. Tel: 01787 311337 Email: foxhistsoc@gmail.com www.foxearth.org.uk

Wed 11th Guided Walks around Lavenham Meet foyer The Swan Hotel, Lavenham, CO10 9QA 2pm. Tickets ÂŁ4. No prebooking required. Tel: 01206 547959 Email: dinahjames10@ yahoo.com Thurs 12th Music: Jazz in the Village (Ian Millar and Dominic Spencer) Nayland Village Hall, Church Lane Nayland, CO6 4JH 8pm - ÂŁ10 Tickets available from 1D\ODQG3RVW2É?FHRU7HO 07748 953175 Thurs 12th Acton Garden Club – Herbacious Gardens Talk by Jade Goodwin of Perrywood Garden Centre Acton Village Hall 7.30pm - visitors always welcome (ÂŁ4) For further details contact Sara: 01787 310683 Thurs 12th Drama: Undermined Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ12 (Friends ÂŁ10) Tel: 01787 374745 www.quaysudbury.com Thurs 12th Dementia Friendly Cinema – Downton Abbey Halstead Empire Theatre, Butler Road, Halstead, Essex CO9 1LL Come to our meet & greet EHIRUHWKHČ´OP 'RRUVRSHQSPČ‚Č´OP starts at 2.30pm )UHH(QWU\)UHHČ´OP)UHH WHDFRÎ?HHELVFXLWVFDNH Tel: 07947 556501 Email : mike@empiretheatre.co.uk www.empire-theatre.co.uk Sat 14th Music: Keep It Cash Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ17 Tel: 01787 374745 www.quaysudbury.com Sat 14th Long Melford Farmers Market Village Hall, Long Melford CO10 9JQ 9.30am – 1pm. FREE entry. Tel: 07704 627973 Email: justine@ VXÎ?RONPDUNHWHYHQWVFRXN ZZZVXÎ?RONPDUNHWHYHQWV co.uk Sat 14th Music: Kenny Lee & Hustler Village Hall, Monks Eleigh, Church Hill. IP7 7JH 8pm – 11.30pm. Tickets ÂŁ7 Tel: Paul 01787 372478 In aid of Cancer Research UK.

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March 2020 Sat 14th/Sun 15th *Children*. Spring Steam Gala Chappel Station, Colchester, CO6 2DS Sat. 10am – 4.30pm – 9pm Sun 10am – 4.30pm Tickets Adult/Seniors £12 Child 4-15 £6. Under 4’s free. 10% discount if booked online. Tel: 01206 242524 Email: information@earm.co.uk www.earm.co.uk

Weds 18th 2 Talks & Presentation: ‘Broad Stripes & Bright Stars’ And ‘The Name on the Bag’ with Anne Grimshaw. Village Hall, Church Street, Lavenham CO10 9QT Doors Open 7.00pm. Starts 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ5 Tel: 01787 248599 or 01787 249939 All proceeds towards the USAAF 487th Bomb Group Memorial Fund

Sat 14th/Sun 15th Guided Walks around Lavenham Meet foyer The Swan Hotel, Lavenham, CO10 9QA Sat 2pm.Sun 11am. Tickets ÂŁ4. No pre-booking required. Tel: 01206 547959 Email: dinahjames10@yahoo.com

Thurs 19th Kettle & Fish: a peaceful cafÊ/ information centre St. Peter’s Church, Sudbury, CO10 2EA 9.45am – 2pm

Sun 15th Sudbury Ramblers: Barking & Back Again 5.5 Miles Carpark at Needham Lake, IP6 8NU 10:30am start Tel: 01787 319758 Sun 15th Comedy: Beyond Shakespeare Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.00pm Tickets ÂŁ12 (Friends ÂŁ10) Tel: 01787 374745 www.quaysudbury.com Sun 15th Music: Ad Cor - Heartfelt Music. St. Mary’s Church, Boxford. CO10 5DU 6pm Tickets ÂŁ18 – reserved. ÂŁ12 unreserved. Tel: 01206 366603 (PDLOER[#VXÎ?RONYLOODJHVIHVWLYDO com ZZZVXÎ?RONYLOODJHVIHVWLYDOFRP Tues 17th/Wed 18th Music: Hazel O’Connor Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ25 (Friends ÂŁ23) Tel: 01787 374745 www.quaysudbury.com Weds 18th Sudbury Ramblers: Belchamp Wander 6 Miles The Old Garage, Gages Rd, CO10 7BX 10:30am start Tel: 01787 277198 Weds 18th Talk: The Life, work & Music of Ellis Vinnicombe Parish Room, Church Rd, Little :DOGLQJČ´HOG&263 7.30pm Tickets Members ÂŁ2. Non Members ÂŁ4 Tel: 01787 248298 /LWWOH:DOGLQJČ´HOG+LVWRU\6RFLHW\ Wed 18th 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

Fri 20th Fleece Jazz – Bryan Corbett’s Hi-Fly Quintet ‘59 Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Leavenheath CO6 4PZ 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ18 Tel: 01787 211865 ZZZČľHHFHMD]]RUJXN Fri 20th Music: Leather & Lace Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ18 Tel: 01787 374745 www.quaysudbury.com Sat 21st 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 Tourist ΖQIRUPDWLRQ2É?FH Tel: 01787 881320 Sat 21st Simply Events – Craft Fair St. Peter’s Church, Sudbury, CO10 2EA 10am – 4pm Sat 21st OEPLive! Oye Santana – The Supernatural Tour 2020 St. Peter’s Church, Sudbury, CO10 2EA 8pm – 10:30pm www.stpetersudbury.co.uk Sat 21st /Sun 22nd Guided Walks around Lavenham Meet foyer The Swan Hotel, Lavenham, CO10 9QA Sat 2pm.Sun 11am. Tickets ÂŁ4. No pre-booking required. Tel: 01206 547959 Email: dinahjames10@yahoo.com Sat 21st *Children*. Workshop: ‘Make an Illuminated Shepherd’s hut’. Memorial Hall, Church Hall, Castle Hedingham, CO9 3DA 10am – 1pm.Either a Free drop in craft activity 30/40 mins. For children 5-11 and parents/ carer. Or a more advanced FREE 3 hr workshop (10-1pm or 1-4pm) for DGXOWVDQG\RXQJSHRSOHb This workshop needs advance booking at friendsofstnicholas. blogspot.com

Sun 22nd History Sunday 2020 No.5 Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ8 or ÂŁ42 for the season of six evenings Tel: 01787 374745 www.quaysudbury.com Sun 22nd *Children*. Mother’s Day Special Chappel Station, Colchester, CO6 2DS Museum open Sat. 10am – 4.30pm Tickets Adult/Seniors ÂŁ10 Child 4-15 ÂŁ5. Under 4’s free. Floristry workshop 10am – 12noon. ÂŁ45. Book online. Tel: 01206 242524 Email: information@earm.co.uk www.earm.co.uk Sun 22nd Farmers Market Lavenham Village Hall, Church St. CO10 8NN 10am – 1.30pm. Free Entry. Tel: 07704 627973 E-mail: justine@ VXÎ?RONPDUNHWHYHQWVFRXN ZZZVXÎ?RONPDUNHWHYHQWVFRXN Tues 24th Live Cinema: ROH Fidelio (New Production) Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.15pm Tickets ÂŁ16 Tel: 01787 374745 www.quaysudbury.com Wed 25th 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 Wed 25th 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 26th. Guided Walk: Sudbury England’s Silk Capital. Meet at The Library, Sudbury. CO10 2EN 11am Adults ÂŁ6, Children ÂŁ4 Pre booking recommended. For further information contact Sudbury Tourist Information Centre on 01787 881320 www.seeanddosudbury.co.uk Thurs 26th Film Special: The Bikes of Wrath Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ7 Tel: 01787 374745 www.quaysudbury.com Thurs 26th Kettle & Fish: a peaceful cafĂŠ/ information centre St. Peter’s Church, Sudbury, CO10 2EA 9.45am – 2pm

Thurs 26th Sporting Memories Foundation Sudbury Town Hall 10.30am to 12.30pm Free refreshments For more information call Phil on 07864 614979 Email : phil@sportingmemories@ sportingnetwork.com Fri 27th Farmers Market St. Peter’s Church, Sudbury, CO10 2EA 9.30am – 2pm. Free Entry Tel: 07704 627973 Email: justine@ VXÎ?RONPDUNHWHYHQWVFRXN ZZZVXÎ?RONPDUNHWHYHQWVFRXN Fri 27th Drama: Red Skies Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ14 Tel: 01787 374745 www.quaysudbury.com Fri 7th Fleece Jazz – Elaine Delmar and Her Trio Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Leavenheath CO6 4PZ 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ20 Tel : 01787 211865 ZZZČľHHFHMD]]RUJXN Sat 28th Sudbury Ramblers: Wool Towns Walk part 1 Boxford to Sudbury 9 miles Sudbury Bus Station, CO106SU Meet at bus station at 9am for 9:15 bus Please bring a packed lunch Tel: 07798561721

Sat 28th Music: Petty Criminals Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ18 Tel: 01787 374745 www.quaysudbury.com Sat 28th Re-Opening Day for Little Hall. 2020 Opening 28th March – 1st Nov. Market Place, Lavenham, CO10 9QZ Mon 10am – 1pm. Tues – Sun 1pm -4pm Tickets Adults ÂŁ5. Schools ÂŁ1 Tel: 01787 247019 Email:info@littlehall.org.uk www.littlehall.org.uk Sun 29th Sudbury Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert St. Peter’s Church, Sudbury, CO10 2EA 6pm – 8pm Reserve Tickets via email: events@ sudburysymphonyorchestra.com www.sudburysymphonyorchestra. com Tues 31st Talk: Maria Martin and the Red Bard – Bryan Thurlow Village Hall, Long Melford. CO10 9JQ 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ2 for members. ÂŁ2.50 non members (PDLO6XGEXU\#VXÎ?RONRUJXN ZZZVXÎ?RONIKVRUJXN

Sat 28th Bridge Project Craft Fair St Peters, Sudbury, CO10 2EA 9:30am-4pm FREE entry Contact Tel: 01787 313691 Email: info@thebridgeproject.co.uk Sat 28th 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 28th Commitments Tribute Band St. Peter’s Church, Sudbury, CO10 2EA 8:30pm – 10:30pm www.stpetersudbury.co.uk

Sudbury & District Citizens Advice Keyse House, Acton Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk. CO10 1QN OPENING HOURS Sudbury Drop-in‌ Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10.00am - 1.00pm

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