Sudbury & Long Melford Community News, May 2019

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The Taste of Sudbury Celebrating, promoting and showcasing all the best food producers, restaurants and chefs that we are so lucky to have in this part of Suffolk, this annual event takes place on Sunday June 9 2019. With free entry, free parking in town and a free park & ride system, The Taste of Sudbury is held in the centre of Sudbury (Market Hill and St Peter’s Church, Sudbury C010 2EH) and will be open between 10 am – 6 p.m.

The organisers tell us that “due to popular demand, this year’s event has been extended to run until 6pm and, with some vital sponsorship from Hollow Trees Farm and Ernest Doe, we are going to have a new area outside the Town Hall with a small farm area, a huge tractor, a second kitchen theatre area run by the ICE Chefs and KSL Kitchens, a beautiful flower stall and a selection of street food trucks. There will be plenty of space for tables and chairs and we’ll have music too! Continued page 5









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If you are lucky enough to own such a building, you won’t face the same restrictions imposed on owners of Grade 1 or 2 listed buildings, but the Society hopes that by making folk aware of their history, owners will avoid insensitive alterations that can easily harm their visual appearance.


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“The Society was formed over 40 years ago, inspired by the saving of the Corn Exchange building, now the 50 Melford Road town’s much admired Library on Market Hill,” said John, “and we’re still working today to highlight and draw attention to attractive buildings that add so much to our townscape.” The Revised List is freely available for anyone to view on the Society’s website – - all entries are accompanied by an image, map location and a brief description. “It’s a uniquely accessible and easy to use resource,” says John, “we encourage all Sudburians to check out whether they live in, or near, somewhere a bit more special than they perhaps thought!”

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It’s Show Time! Preparations for the 180th Hadleigh Show on Saturday 18th May are nearly complete and we hope you will join us for a great family day out at Holbecks Park. The Grand Ring will welcome back The Monster Trucks whilst Titan the Robot will be touring the Park again this year. The Flower marquee will mark our 180th anniversary with classes representing all areas of the show - from the fairground to the Stewards hats, whilst the Food Hall and catering areas give plenty of opportunity to buy your lunch! Mark David from The Cooking Experience in Hadleigh, and his team will be showing off their skills and cooking up a host of dishes throughout the day using local produce in our cookery marquee. Advance tickets can be purchased on-line at as well as Avis Newsagents, Hadleigh; Hollow Tree Farm Shop, Semer; Boxford Post OfďŹ ce; Bates Wells & Braithwaite, Sudbury; Hall Farm Shop, Stratford-St-Mary, Hintlesham Barns, Elmsett Post OfďŹ ce and Stoke by Nayland Stores. If buying before 6pm on Friday 17th May, visitors can take advantage of the ‘Early-Bird Discount’. Gates open at 8.00am. Parking is FREE. New trafďŹ c routes in place for 2019 – please follow the signs and see our website for further details.

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The Taste of Sudbury continued from the cover “The fabulous main kitchen theatre will be back with an amazing line up of some of Suffolk’s very best chefs including award winning baker, Will Wooster, Greig Young, Head Chef of The Northgate and Fiona Murphy of Moo Moo Cakes. The award winning team from Hollow Trees Farm Butchery will be running a butchery masterclass and we’ll be joined by the Head Chef at The Long Melford Swan plus we have some surprises up our sleeve too!” Justine Paul, of The Taste of Sudbury is delighted that The Long Melford Swan is headline sponsoring the event for the third year plus there is investment in 2019 from Hollow Trees Farm, Ernest Doe, Drage and Tozer and Suffolk Hideaways; ‘Having financial support and investment from such successful and well regarded local businesses has a huge impact on this event. Essentially it means it can remain free for all to attend and we believe that offering such a top quality event, free of charge to the community, is what makes this food festival different to any other.’ Almost sixty stalls will be filling Market Hill and St Peters on June 9th selling a whole range of top quality produce including Lavenham Red Poll beef, culinary, medicinal and aromatic fresh herbs, wild boar sausage rolls, locally grown summer soft fruits, award winning sourdoughs, Suffolk and Essex sausages, jams, marinades, conserves and pates, freshly baked cakes and locally distilled gins and vodkas. There will also be a number of quirky vans and horseboxes selling Mac and Cheese, Uruguayan Empanadas, Middle Eastern Mezze platters, Buttermilk Fried Chicken, chilled glasses of Prosecco and delicious award winning ice cream. Inside St Peter’s you’ll find a wonderful selection of local stallholders selling a range of produce including brownies, macaroons and scones, oriental sauces, Suffolk wines, local apple juices, Norwegian pastries, Suffolk biltong and locally shot venison. Entry to the event is totally free of charge. Parking in town is free and there will be a free Park and Ride system in place, all day, starting at 9.45am from The Delphi Car Park, Newton Road, Sudbury, CO10 2RR. The free bus will run every 15 minutes throughout the day. For further information please contact The Taste of Sudbury on 07704 627973 or email

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Potty about plants? Come and visit us at our new garden centre, Perrywood Sudbury! Now is the perfect time to get out in your garden and with a little planning, plant buying and planting, you can then sit back, relax and enjoy what you have achieved. Being outdoors and around plants can really boost your mental health too. For those looking to add to borders - we have lots of lovely evergreen plants to give added structure, trees with vibrant foliage and beautiful spring flowering plants to enjoy now, and those that will come into their own through the summer months. Plus, plants are perfect for attracting important pollinators. Whether you have a shady or exposed garden, clay or dry soil conditions, we have lots of inspiration! Why not treat yourself to a new patio container and plant a piece of evergreen topiary, under-planted with seasonal bedding. Or sow some hardy seeds like Cosmos, Erigeron and Geum for masses of summer flower. Visit our in-store Garden Shop and browse our large seed collection and sundries - we have everything that will help your garden bloom this spring and summer! Our newly refurbished Coffee Shop now offers hot lunches as well as homemade soups and sandwiches alongside our hearty homemade cakes and famous scones, whole leaf teas and freshly ground coffee. Gluten free, dairy free and vegan options are available too. To keep up to date with all the latest news from Perrywood Sudbury, please sign up to our newsletter at

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1940’s Vintage Revival event The Delphi Centre in Sudbury will be hosting a Vintage Revival day on Saturday 22nd June from 10:00am to 5:00pm to raise funds for “UPBEAT” Heart support charity and the Delphi Centre Refurbishment fund. With this year being the 75th Anniversary of the 486 Bomb Group US air force which was based at Acton there will be military vehicles on show, pre-1960 vintage cars, live music from Sarah Mai singing songs of the 40’s and 50’s and swing jive dancing to “Chocs Away for Dancing” with John Farr. Put the date in your diaries for a great family day out with vintage Amusements, memorabilia, all types of stalls including vintage clothing, accessories, displays from the Women’s Land Army and the local ephemera society. Food will be available throughout the day and a licenced bar in The Delphi Centre. We can accommodate more stalls so if you would like a stall contact Phil on 07909993799.

SEH BAC and Rayne Village Hall celebrate successful Community Giveaway renovation Award-winning home improvement specialists SEH BAC have completed the renovation work at Rayne Village Hall in Braintree, the winning community building from their recent Community Giveaway competition. SEH BAC helped to transform the village hall by replacing the dilapidated entrance way with a brand-new, commercial specification entrance door system. To mark the completion of the project, a special commemorative plaque was unveiled at the village hall. “We are absolutely delighted to complete this project and give a new lease of life to the wonderful Rayne Village Hall,” comments Norman Hornigold, Sales and Marketing Director at SEH BAC.

Flower Festival Saturday 11th May and Sunday 12th May. Flower Festival at All Saints Church, Little Cornard.CO10 0PD. From 11 am till 4pm. There will also be a display/sale of paintings by local artists and plant sale, cake stall and refreshments. Evensong on Sunday at 4pm Brenda 01787 227615

“It’s been a staple of the local community for over four decades and was undoubtedly a worthy winner of our competition. The village hall now has a robust, heavy-duty solution which is suitable for the hundreds of patrons who rely on this fantastic facility throughout the year. “We’re incredibly proud of what has been achieved and we are really pleased for Rayne Village Hall and the local community in Rayne.” The extensive use by thousands of residents over its lifetime left the original entranceway in a sorry condition. Matters were made worse with a lack of funding making renovations almost impossible to complete. The new entrance, however, will withstand the high levels of traffic and deliver both great thermal efficiency and security thanks to a highspecification locking system. Furthermore, the new door features a low threshold which ensures easy access for disabled users. Tony Dome from Rayne Village Hall adds: “We wish to pass on our massive thanks to SEH BAC who completed the work after we were awarded one of their prestigious Community Grants for the project. “We met their Managing Director John Savage along with other members of their staff and found they were all very helpful and professional in the way this Community Project was handled from start to finish. “With companies like SEH BAC providing charities like ours the support and funding they need, we are able to keep our buildings in good order meaning all users of our community can benefit from our facilities.” Based in Ipswich and operating across East Anglia, the South East and the Home Counties, SEH BAC specialise in windows, doors and conservatories. The firm, which is part of One Group Construction – a £160 million group of specialist construction companies, recently received the prestigious ‘Consumer Confidence’ award from the National Home Improvement Council (NHIC).


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Travel Stop & Inside Japan Tours On the rise...Japan For many years Japan was one of the Far East’s best kept secrets, but these days it’s one of the world’s fastest growing tourist destinations. With the Rugby World Cup this autumn and the Summer Olympics in 2020, the growth in visitor numbers shows no sign of stopping. So what is it about Japan? Equal parts beguiling and bewildering, Japan’s ancient traditions meet the rush of globalisation head-on to create a country like nowhere else on earth. Spend a little time in Japan and you’ll soon start thinking: “why don’t we do things this way at home?”. The trains run on time to the second, there isn’t a scrap of litter to be seen, and simple activities such as bathing and drinking tea have been elevated to high culture. Tradition is always revered, from the spiritual and meditative beauty of Japanese gardens to the countless festivals that continue to play out just as they have for centuries. And the people are unfailingly polite – event in Tokyo’s rush hour. Then there’s the food! Who could fail to be impressed by the huge range of dishes on offer? Slices of sashimi served fresh from the sea, steaming winter stews, bento box picnics beneath the cherry blossom and exquisite kaiseki banquets – to name but a few of the culinary highlights. The range of geography to be found in Japan is staggering. Comprising some 6,800 islands, Japan stretches over 1,500 miles from the quasiSiberian snowscapes of Hokkaido to the subtropical beaches and mangrove forests of Okinawa. There is definitely more to Japan beyond Tokyo’s neon skyscrapers and Kyoto’s ancient temples. On June 1st Travel Stop will be joined by Matt Spiller from the UK’s leading Japan specialist - InsideJapan Tours. Recently awarded the Editor’s Choice Award at the Sunday Times Travel Awards, InsideJapan offers unique small group tours and tailored travel that enable travellers to truly get beneath the surface of this fascinating destination. Come along and listen to Matt sharing his experiences of living and travelling in Japan along with plenty of advice on planning the perfect trip. To reserve your place email or call 01473 828728. See you there!

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May in South Suffolk brings much to look forward to. Near the top of the list must surely be the Hadleigh Show. Last year this most wonderful of events, enjoyed by so many of my constituents, happened to coincide with the Royal Wedding. I must admit, following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, I doubt many of us expected this year’s Hadleigh Show to kick off a week potentially culminating in elections to the European Parliament. Of course, holding European elections is a legal ‘default’ given – at the time of writing – the UK’s delayed departure from the EU. It may be that by the time you read this we in Parliament will have found a form of Brexit to agree a majority for, thus ensuring we would not be required to participate in the MEP elections. For this is really the key to our present difficulties: a failure to agree the best way to implement the referendum result of 2016.

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As your Member of Parliament, I very much regret that we ever ended up in such a mess, and I hold my hands up that we – your elected Government and Parliament as one body politic – have failed you, since the core promise of both main parties at the last general election to deliver Brexit was not delivered in a timely manner. Of course, hindsight is a powerful tool in these situations, but it solves nothing to speculate on what we might have done differently. The fact is when I was first elected in 2015 it was on the basis that we as a country finally had to make our mind up, for better or worse, whether we wanted to stay in the EU or leave. After years and years of debilitating disagreement over the European issue, particularly in my party but also across our nation, it was decision time: and we chose to leave. I have done my best to implement that instruction in a way that balances economic strength against the restoration of sovereignty. I will continue to do so - whilst looking forward to another fantastic show season!

Key signs that you may need a hearing test Hearing loss generally develops slowly over many years and the effects become apparent only gradually. It can be quite easy for someone with hearing loss to not realise what sounds they are missing out on, or to find ways of adapting to compensate for what they are missing. However, ignoring hearing loss can lead to a variety of cognitive issues including dementia. Moreover, it reduces your overall quality of life as it is more difficult to interact with the world around you. There are many other warning signs that all point to this common problem. If you or someone you know exhibits any of the following signs, it may be time to book a hearing test. Some signs to look out for: Finding it difficult to follow conversations, especially in a social group situation Hearing only fragments of conversations can cause you to feel isolated, and as such, you’re likely to sit back and not participate as actively in a conversation. Feeling tired after listening in challenging environments Participating in a conversation with multiple speakers or trying to hear something in a noisy environment can be mentally exhausting when you have a hearing loss. Other people seem to mumble Often those with hearing loss believe that those around them are mumbling or not speaking clearly enough, rather than acknowledging that it is their hearing loss that is causing the issue.

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Ballingdon Meadow facing All Saints Church with cow I started to get deep into wildlife photography about a year & half ago. My passion for wildlife will not stop, I can promise you that. I live not far from the Ballingdon Meadows (about a 5 min walk from Ballingdon Street). I love my photography, its the best thing that has happened to me! Matt Byham

Bulmer Collectors Exhibition Bulmer Village Hall on Sunday May 19th 10:00am until 4:00pm Admission ÂŁ2.00 For more information please ring Alan Dixey on 01787 312915

The search is on for volunteers to join a network of champions that will help spread the message of support for those experiencing domestic abuse. The champions will be provided with FREE training to equip them with the skills to spread awareness and share information of where to go for support within their organisations and networks. The Suffolk Domestic Abuse Champions Network will offer Champions a variety of support, knowledge, multi-agency links as well as access to training and events. What is the aim of the Champions? • To offer a consistent response to Domestic Abuse across Suffolk and support which is rooted in the community. ‡ &KDPSLRQV ZLOO EH FRQ¿GHQW LQ HQFRXUDJLQJ GLVFORVXUHV RI DEXVH they will respond in a professional manner giving people the tools to stay safe and get the right support promptly. • The Suffolk Domestic Abuse Champions Network is looking for people who are passionate about domestic abuse awareness raising and who are motivated to make changes. Champions will be able to recognise the signs and the impact, whilst understanding risk and offering basic safety advice. Email for more information and to register interest.

Suffolk Record OfďŹ ce achieves National Accreditation Accredited Archive Services ensure the long-term collection, preservation and accessibility of our archive heritage. Accreditation is the UK quality standard which recognises good performance in all areas of archive service delivery. $FKLHYLQJ DFFUHGLWHG VWDWXV GHPRQVWUDWHV WKDW 6XIIRON 5HFRUG 2IÂżFH KDV PHW FOHDUO\ GHÂżQHG QDWLRQDO VWDQGDUGV UHODWLQJ WR PDQDJHPHQW DQG resourcing; the care of its unique collections and the service it offers its HQWLUH UDQJH RI XVHUV 7KH 6XIIRON 5HFRUG 2IÂżFH KDV VWDUWHG LWV WUDQVLWLRQ to create a reshaped service right across the county, with “The Hold: A Suffolk Archive Service for the 21st Centuryâ€?, project. The new Heritage and Archives Centre in Ipswich being created as part of this project is set to open its doors in Spring 2020, replacing the existing ,SVZLFK 5HFRUG 2IÂżFH LQ *DWDFUH 5RDG ZKLOVW WKH /RZHVWRIW DQG %XU\ 5HFRUG 2IÂżFHV ZLOO UHPDLQ RSHQ 7KH RQJRLQJ VHUYLFH WUDQVIRUPDWLRQ EULQJV 6XIIRON 5HFRUG 2IÂżFH LQ OLQH with the latest national guidance and the highest standard of care, for preserving Suffolk’s archives. The accreditation status awarded is provisional, and progression to full Accredited Archive Service status is subject to areas of planned development for the new, revitalised service meeting the national standards; for example the completion of The Hold building and movement of collections to improved accommodation. A review is scheduled to take place by March 2021. Alongside a new bespoke heritage facility for the county’s archives, The Hold project will provide greater access to Suffolk’s archives via digital content, as well as a wide range of events and activities across the whole county, bringing people closer to Suffolk’s history than ever before.

Fears more Children’s centres could close

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Up to half of Suffolk’s children’s centres could close as part of a wideranging review of public services. Suffolk County Council is reviewing the future of its 38 remaining centres. Campaigner Anne Humphrys said the facilities, which offer advice, support and play sessions for pre-schoolers, provided a lifeline for parents. The Tory-run council said its review aimed to provide co-ordinated support for children in need . Ms Humphrys, co-chair of Suffolk Parent Carer Network, said: Families tell us that children’s centres are often a very real lifeline to them. Children’s Centres, originally called Sure Start Centres, were built by the ODVW /DERXU JRYHUQPHQW IRU YXOQHUDEOH IDPLOLHV EXW ZHUH WKHQ RSHQHG up to all parents. Suffolk originally had 47, but nine were closed during a round of cuts under the Conservatives in 2015. One of the options being considered is to close up to half of the centres, while another is to keep them all open. In January, Norfolk County Council rubber-stamped the closure of 38 of its 53 centres as part of a £5m package of cuts.

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How to make your garden wildlife-friendly Fortunately you don’t need to have a messy garden to support wildlife. Just a variety of owering trees, shrubs and plants. The good news is there are lots of plants to choose from. Would you love to help support the bees? Now is a great time to restock your borders and if you choose plants with bees in mind you can provide for them for years to come with very little effort. Bees need owers to forage on all through the year. The owers provide pollen, which contains protein and oils, and nectar, which contains sugar that gives the bees energy. If you like a formal or tidy garden style, consider shrubs like Mahonia (scented yellow owers), Berberis (range of leaf colours), Lavenders (needs no introduction) or Hydrangea paniculata (white owers).

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If you like a more casual garden style, choose Abelia (the ‘bee bush’, white owers – a magnet for bees), Caeonothus (blue owers), Hypericum (yellow owers) or the lovely Rosa rugosa (red/pink owers).

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Early plants that bees are so grateful for include Pulmonarias (lungworts or ‘soldiers and sailors’ – did you know the blue owers change to pink after the bees have visited and pollinated them), winter aconites (early, groundhugging with yellow owers), Crocus and snowdrops. If you have any ivy, please leave it to ower, it’s often the only nectar source in winter and you might see a Holly Blue buttery in the spring as it feeds exclusively on holly and ivy. If you’d like a new design for your garden give me a call. I can provide a full design service or I can offer advice by the hour if you just want some pointers and inspiration! Wishing you happy times in your garden this springtime.

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When Kingsley Healthcare acquired former Friars Hall Nursing Home in 2017 there was a lot of work to do to restore the trust of local people who had seen the previous service closed down after a shocking Care Quality Commission (CQC) report. However, following a complete refurbishment, restoring the country property to its former glory, the new team at the rebranded Hadleigh Nursing Home has led a remarkable turnaround of fortunes. Two years on, the home is rated good in every category by the CQC and experienced manager Tracey Burt is proud of her dedicated team. She said: “We are passionate about following Kingsley’s

unique brand of person-centred care which becomes second nature to our staff through our WINGS programme. “The letters stand for Welcoming, Individuality, Nurturing, Guidance and Sensitivity and we ensure they really mean something. “Here at Hadleigh Nursing Home we are welcoming and we treat each person as an individual with nurturing, guidance and sensitivity - every individual’s needs are seen holistically, not just our residents but our staff too.” Home manager Tracey Burt, third left, with her team under Hadleigh Nursing Home’s famous sequoia tree.

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Rotary Club of Sudbury Celebrating its 20th birthday, Crucial Crew was delighted to welcomed four teachers who had attended this event 14 years ago when they were at primary school. This year the event was attended by 750 children from 28 different primary schools. The total number of students who have attended in the past 20 years is around 13,000 and already the venue for 2020 is booked. In April Sudbury Rotary welcomed visitors from its ‘twin’ Rotary Club in Donaghadee, Northern Ireland, who spent a weekend exploring Sudbury, Bury St Edmunds, Lavenham and Long Melford, joined Sudbury members for dinner on Friday evening, met for a buffet evening at the home of President Tony Platt on the Saturday and attended the normal Rotary lunch on Monday, April 15, where Donaghadee President, Val Goodchild, gave a powerpoint talk, illustrating the attractive areas around Bangor and Donaghadee and the work of their Rotary Club in organising fund-raising events in their community. Among their members is water-colour artist Les Jones, who presented Sudbury President Tony Platt with a limitededition print of one of his paintings. This lovely picture of sailing boats in the harbour at Donaghadee, will be passed on from one President to another as each takes their turn in this role. During their visit Valerie and Peter Goodchild (former residents of Sudbury now living in Bangor, NI) celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary and Peter’s 87th birthday and were congratulated by members of Sudbury Rotary. Sudbury Rotary is supporting projects worldwide through the Lend With Care scheme, where loans are made to people wishing to set up small businesses. Among those recently helped are a farming group in Rwanda, a retail food group in Malawi and an animal and poultry-raising group in Zimbabwe. By concentrating on groups, we are able to provide the widest support possible and have chosen Africa because of the problems faced there following the tropical storms. Each loan amounted to £60. So far 59 loans have been made by the Sudbury Club, with a total of £2,940 lent. As loans are repaid, more money can be offered. The Sudbury Club has so far helped 325 entrepreneurs, 868 family members and has created 233 jobs across developing countries. A total of £258,870 has been loaned to numerous projects from the 80 clubs in Rotary District 1080, making a huge difference to the lives of people in far-away places. With two bank holidays in May, there will be fewer lunch-time meetings: “My Visit to Palestine” is the topic of Elaine Jones on Monday, May 20 and an outing to Edwardstone White Horse is planned for Wednesday 22, to tour the microbrewery and have lunch. For anyone who wishes to join Club members for lunch at The Mill Hotel on Mondays, please telephone 07341 290415 to book your place. Meetings of REG (the Rotary Evening Group) continue to be held every couple of weeks, around 7.30 p.m. under the leadership of Mags Mead. This informal get-together of men and women is for anyone who would like to be more involved in Rotary activities, but who does not have enough time to attend lunches. If you would like to find out more please contact Margaret on 07557 235858. Members of REG hope to help with a summer ‘fit and fed’ project in a local primary school. Rotarian Lesley Ford-Platt, 01787 372171/07947 335252

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Council adopts ďŹ ve-year housing and homelessness reduction strategies %DEHUJK DQG 0LG 6XIIRON 'LVWULFW &RXQFLOV KDYH DGRSWHG WZR QHZ ÂżYH \HDU strategies ensuring that residents in the districts have access to affordable accommodation and a safe place to live and call home. The ‘Homes and Housing Strategy 2019 -2024’ and the ‘Homelessness Reduction and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2019 -2024’ will underpin the council’s decision making with the aim of creating a housing market where homes are more affordable, of high quality and meet the needs of local households. From Left: Anthony Dymock, Site Manager Foxley Country Homes, Cllr Jan Osborne Deputy Leader Babergh District Council, Charlie Dore Sales Manager Foxley Country Homes and Krissy Dillion %DEHUJK DQG 0LG 6XIIRON 'LVWULFW &RXQFLOV +RXVLQJ 'HYHORSPHQW 2IÂżFHU

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The strategies have been developed with housing industry stakeholders, public sector partners and parish and town councils to establish a sense of belonging to people in the districts, strengthening communities and contributing to positive health and wellbeing. 7KH +RPHV DQG +RXVLQJ 6WUDWHJ\ FRPPLWV WKH FRXQFLOV WR D ÂżYH \HDU SODQ of action to: • Develop effective solutions to local housing need, working with community groups and anyone able to develop and deliver homes in the Districts • Create more choice and ways of empowering residents to secure a longterm, stable home • Fully commit to a ‘one public sector’ approach – ensuring that as an organisation each area works towards the same goals, and that public money is utilised effectively. • %H RSHQ DQG WUDQVSDUHQW DQG SURYLGH UHJXODU XSGDWHV The Homelessness Reduction and Rough Sleeping Strategy commits the councils to: • Ending Rough Sleeping • Prevent Homelessness • 5HGXFH WKH XVDJH RI %HG DQG %UHDNIDVW $FFRPPRGDWLRQ • Support vulnerable households to secure and maintain accommodation • Raise aspirations of positive health and wellbeing amongst Homeless people Cllr Osborne said “Everyone needs and deserves somewhere to live and call home. Having a place to call our own give us a sense of belonging and contributes to positive health and wellbeing. These strategies are built on our commitment to our residents to live in affordable and high-quality homes in sustainable and thriving communities.â€? &OOU :LOVKDZ VDLG Âł%HLQJ DEOH WR SURYLGH DGHTXDWH KRPHV LQ WKH ORFDO communities is what we want to do. We will continue to work with property developers, and our communities to ensure that we provide the right homes in the right place. There are many challenges in the housing industry, and our goal is to provide support for all our residents providing a basic human right of having somewhere safe and warm to sleep.â€?

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Ebony’s Blog Life at The Shelley Centre Hello dear friends, have you eaten too much chocolate over Easter? I ďŹ nd this very curious in my human helpers. However, the diligent Tuesday crew did a great fund raiser for us: an Easter Egg rafe. The whopping great chocolate egg, donated by Linden Lady Chocolates, was won by Scot Davy. Hope you enjoyed every bite of it Scot! Babs and I have had a quiet three weeks’ break, listening to our live herd being groomed and exercised by the helpers who keep the centre going during the school holidays, not to mention the maintenance team that works at keeping the grass mown and the buildings in good repair. We hear them chatting to each other whilst they have a coffee break outside our door. Since they are all volunteers, not everyone can be there every week: they are always hoping to expand the pool of people who see to the maintenance of the Centre. Our chaps who come to mow the grass, do repairs and keep the place looking good are a very special bunch of volunteers, not usually connected with horses at all. So I should love to greet any person out there who could lend a hand on the land. I’m a really handsome, unusual and interesting horse to meet, not in the same league as a live pony of course but a real feat of computer science and engineering. Talking of volunteers, it’s the turn of three of them to add to my list of 30 good reasons for coming here: 4) Elspeth: the lovely atmosphere and friendliness up here. 5) Jan who is one of our Coaches: the determination the riders show to achieve the best they can, which brings out their glorious smiles, and makes Shelley a happy place for all. 6) Cherry: being part of a really good team. And Jan’s cake! Our volunteers have been receiving training as part of the on going search for excellence here, my photo shows two of the groups watching Lyn demonstrate correct handling of the ponies to encourage their good behaviour and a forward movement. You won’t catch me needing to be led correctly, my buttons let me change pace quickly and willingly to give my riders the best physiotherapy I can. The month of May means The Hadleigh Show cometh! Don’t miss the best agricultural show in Suffolk on Saturday 18th May and please come to The Shelley Centre’s huge marquee where we shall be selling plants and masses and masses of home-made cakes. Rock on all you cooks, keep baking! Website: Telephone: 01473 824172

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Sudbury Memory Walk launches with a new date Following the success of last year’s Sudbury Memory Walk where 168 walkers of all ages stepped out despite the terrible weather, in memory of all those families living with or having lost someone with dementia, the event organisers Abbeycroft Leisure, have announced this year’s date as Saturday 25th May. The free walk starts and finishes at Kingfisher Leisure Centre, Station Road, Sudbury, with the walkers walking the beautiful Stour Valley Trail. The first walk will start at 11.00 with further walks planned to take place at staggered times. There are 4 routes; ½ mile, 1 mile, 3 mile and 5 miles. The ½ mile distance was added to encourage families living with dementia to join the walk with their loved ones. There will be seats along the route to take a wellearned rest and a rest station at the ¼ mile turn around point. The Memory Walk which is now in its fourth year was inspired originally by Jerry Thatcher (aged 71) a community volunteer who is part of the support team for the event, alongside Care UK, the Bridge Project and Babergh District Council. Although the walk is a free event - donations are gratefully received and all proceeds will once again be equally divided between two local dementia organisations; Decaf - a memory café in Sudbury which is part of the Bridge Project that provides an invaluable community resource for families living with Dementia and Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance - who organise and support activities in Hadleigh to enable those living with Dementia to live well. The decision to move the event from its original October date, was an easy one explains Abbeycroft’s Events Manager, Lisa Dagnall, “We thought it would be a great opportunity to move the date of the walk to tie in with both national Dementia Action Week which promotes taking actions to improve the lives of those living with Dementia, as well as coinciding with the first ‘Move Suffolk Week’ which aims to get people moving”. Jonathan Seed, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Council’s Corporate Manager – Policy & Strategy (Health and Wellbeing), said: “The response we’ve had to the Sudbury Memory Walk over the past four years from individuals, businesses and charities has been amazing, and shows the depth of support for organisations supporting those with dementia in our area. It’s a beautiful walk for a wonderful cause, and I’m sure the people of Sudbury will embrace this year’s Memory Walk just as they have over the previous years.” Registration is now open for the Memory Walk at www. and you can donate at

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Nayland 10k The Nayland 10k starts at 9.30am on Sunday 30th June, at Nayland Village Hall. Families, children, amateur runners and experienced club runners take part in this annual event which supports local charities. Tickets for the fun but challenging route start at £5. Waste reducing Ooho water capsules made from seaweed will be available and runners will be awarded a unique Finisher’s medal made from sustainable wood. Volunteers are needed to help on the day. Please visit for more details and to secure your place in this wonderful event.

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Sudbury Library It only feels like a few weeks ago and we were celebrating the new year, and here we are already in May. We have some wonderful events planned for may and we are also looking forward and organising this year’s Summer reading Challenge. It’s Elmer the elephant’s 30th Birthday this month. And we are celebrating in style. On Saturday 25th there will Elmer’s birthday party where children can make a birthday card for Elmer. We will have a giant Elmer elephant on the wall and children can colour in a patch and stick on. There will also be Elmer cupcakes at 50p each and all proceeds will go to the library. There will also be colouring and a quiz available for children to complete. On Sunday 26th The children’s activity will be to make an Elmer out of milk bottles, there will be lots of glue and coloured paper involved. As summer is fast approaching it means another summer reading challenge is on the horizon and this year we had decided to get ahead early. It’s 20 years of the Reading Agency - Summer Reading Challenge. This year’s theme is SPACE CHASE. So expect a few space themed activities throughout the summer. Keep an eye out in the library for more information. In previous years volunteers have been integral and invaluable to the success of each summer reading Challenge and this year is no different. We need volunteers to help run the sessions through out the summer. If you are interested in volunteering and want to help us run the reading challenge this year please get in touch with us at the library. Along with those celebrations we have our usual events and activities throughout the month. One to one computer sessions on every Wednesday - Friday. Please get in touch to ďŹ nd out more information and book a session with us. If you want a basic session on our library computers it’s free and if you need us to help you navigate your own device it is ÂŁ2.00 per session. All sessions are for an hour with a member of our team. Children’s Lego club is every Saturday 2:30 - 4:00pm. It’s 50p per session and after 10 sessions attended you get a reward. Our mental health and wellbeing group - Open Space, runs every Thursday from 12:30 - 2:30pm in the main library. It’s free to attend and each week is a different discussion or craft activity. There’s even tea and coffee. Every Thursday is our Bookstart and stay and play sessions for pre school children. From 10:30 - 12:00. Come along and enjoy a sing song or a story in the Bookstart session with your children and afterwards parents can have a cup of tea or coffee and the little ones can play with some toys in our meeting room. Toptime this month, as always is Tuesday afternoons 2:30-4:00pm. 7th May is Creative writing, 14th May is a session of Chair Yoga 21st May is the book group - this month they are reviewing “The King’s Witchâ€? by Tracy Borman 28th May is an Author talk - Peter Holland will be visiting to talk about his book “Barbary Slaveâ€? As a reminder we will be closed for both the bank holidays - Monday 6th & 27th


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As I write this, we have just come back from a fantastic 5 day holiday in Weston Super Mare, staying in a hotel by the sea, with absolutely fantastic weather, we thought summer had come. Sunshine every day, which made life so much more enjoyable for our daily outings. We had such a good time, excellent weather, food, and most helpful and happy staff gave us a perfect holiday. Now back down to earth, and looking forward to the rest of 2019. I still have spaces, as I write for the following day trips::HG -XQH %XUH 9DOOH\ 5DLOZD\ DQG :UR[KDP LQFOXGHV OXQFK Wed 17 July Hastings Wed 31 July Hunstanton and Sheringham Wed 21 Aug Skegness :HG 6HSW /XQFK DW &DLVWHU &DVWOH &DUYHU\ WKHQ RQ WR *UHDW <DUPRXWK Sat 28 Sept “Evita� at Chelmsford Civic Theatre Wed 6 Nov Thursford Christmas Spectacular Sun 17 Nov Thursford Christmas Spectacular 6X 'HF 6HDVRQDO /XQFK IROORZHG E\ PDWLQHH DW 6QDSH 0DOWLQJV IRU Co-op Juniors Christmas Spectacular 2020 TWO X 5 DAY HOLIDAYS BOOKED ALREADY:23 – 27 MARCH SOUTHPORT, WITH A DAY EXCURSION TO LIVERPOOL, PLUS 2 OTHER DAY TRIPS. 16 – 20 NOVEMBER SEES US BACK AT WESTON SUPER MARE (BY PASSENGER REQUESTS) FOR TURKEY AND TINSEL. )RU IXUWKHU LQIRUPDWLRQ RU WR ERRN SOHDVH FRQWDFW 3$7 %(11(77 RQ RU H PDLO SDWURQ #JPDLO FRP

Stoke By Nayland Ladies Sponsored Walk Five ladies from Stoke by Nayland Golf Club, raised over a ÂŁ1000 for their charity The Shelley Centre Riding for the Disabled, by walking 6 miles from the Centre to Stoke By Nayland Golf Club. Diana Harris, Ladies Captain and Karen Lewis, Lady Vs Captain chose the Centre for the Ladies Section 2019 Charity. The Centre offers incredible support for children and adults with a wide range of disabilities. 6XGEXU\ $UHD &DQFHU 6XSSRUW *URXS



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Sudbury Bowls Club Outdoor Open Day Saturday 4th May Quay Lane Sudbury CO10 2AN 10am – 2.30pm Coaches and members of the club will be available to explain how the game is played. All Welcome – Come and give bowling a try! Refreshments available For further information t. 01787 222360

The Phoenix Collective Murder At Rose Manor ( The to the Quay Theatre...) The Phoenix Collective performed their Spring Production in April to the amusement and delight of audience members. The self penned piece of theatre invited us into Rose Manor, home of Lord Patrick and Lady Jodie. The sudden death of Ted the Gardener caused suspicion among the tea party guests and staff alike. If only the Cook had gone to Boots Opticians....she would’ve realised that the dead body in the herb garden wasn’t really a dead body after all but a scarecrow wearing Teds hat. All well that ends well though and in this instance the tea party guests celebrated the fact that Ted wasn’t really dead in true tea party fashion with a cup of tea an a cucumber sandwich.

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As you read this, you might be enjoying a relaxing May Day break. Our volunteers always turn up, even on Bank Holidays, to care for the animals including Sky, a Whippet/ Lurcher and Biscuit, a Chihuahua/ Jack cross. They are a friendly pair that will not be separated and so they will stay with us for as long as it takes. Peter and Flopsy, two and a half year old rabbits and Harley, a ten month old rabbit are all really friendly and looking for a home with plenty of space to run around. Please remember, rabbits make delightful pets but they are not just for Easter. They need permanent homes that are clean, safe and secure because they can live for more than ten years. Undeterred by the bitter wind, visitors to our Easter Fair at Long Melford kept coming, most headed home with bags stuffed full of bargains and prizes. A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the event so successful, a fantastic ÂŁ2,700 was raised for the animals. Our next event is a ÂŁ1 Sale at Newton Green Village Hall on Saturday 15th June. New volunteers are always welcome, leave a message or email via our website if you are interested. Tasks range from fundraising to caring for ponies, sheep, pigs, chickens, cats and dogs, including me, Kenny (the Boss) Chihuahua. Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare, Reg.Charity No.1124029, Stoke Road, Leavenheath, CO6 4PP, tel: 01787 210888 Usually open 10-1pm, Thurs-Sunday, please check before visiting.

The Phoenix Collective are having a well earned break for Easter and will be meeting up again on Friday 3rd May with an introductory and creative session in readiness for our Summer Event, “Adventures in Wonderlandâ€? which we are hoping to take on tour within Sudbury. We do have some capacity for new members, so if you are over 16 and enjoy taking part in creative and performance activities, either behind the scenes or up front then please get in touch to ďŹ nd out more. If you need support to access sessions bring your support worker along too, we operate a level playing ďŹ eld so everyone has the opportunity to take part and work as a team. We have a lot of fun, we share our experience and knowledge and we make unique pieces of performance and creative theatre art for the community to enjoy. If you are a sixth form or university student looking for some bespoke voluntary work experience in inclusive theatre practice then get in touch to see if we can help. Contact Rachel Bennett at The Quay Theatre on 01787 374745. “The Phoenix Collective.... raising aspirations and celebrating abilities through drama and creativityâ€?

Are you bridge players? You are welcome to join a friendly improvers’ club. Tuesdays at 7.30 at Lavenham Swan, or Wednesdays at 7.00 at Long Melford Cock and Bell {upstairs}. £3.00 per session. For more information please call Dorothy on 07980 916334, or email:

Hive - Supporting those who support others rs Hive a local (Sudbury) consortium of VCS groups held an award ceremony at the Delphi Centre recently where over thirty volunteers were recognised for their seless work and achievements. Volunteers had been nominated by their charities or clubs and winners were selected by a small impartial committee. The Chair of Hive, Shirley Moore, presented trophies to eleven winners and certiďŹ cates to more than 20 runners up. This special bi annual event showcases the wealth of volunteering opportunities available locally and the fantastic work that takes place. The ceremony brought around 100 people together to pay tribute to Sudbury’s dedicated volunteers. Phoenix Suffolk Community Marchers delighted the crowd with their heartwarming display of inclusive marching and baton twirling, and went home with a winner’s trophy. This year 11 categories of volunteering were recognised and included those for long service, horticultural/environmental younger volunteering, sport and art. Shirley said “This was a wonderful occasion and a huge honour to meet and congratulate so many outstanding volunteers. We are so lucky to have such an active volunteering community here in Sudbury. I hope that others will be inspired by the uplifting stories that we heard on the day to think about becoming volunteers themselves. Pictured above the overall winners and Shirley Moore Hive Chair

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Breweries join forces for a magical new beer Long Melford-based Nethergate Brewery is is hoping for a touch of magic after teaming up with an award-winning beer maker from Cambridgeshire to create an exciting new beer, Wizards of hOpZ. Nethergate’s head brewer Daryl Sleeman is working with the director of brewing at Peterborough’s Oakham Ales, John Bryan, to create the amber beer, mixing traditional ingredients with a newly imported hop from Australia called Enigma. A deal emerged with director of Nethergate, Gary Burlison, and John over a pint in a Cambridge pub to create the new ale which tips its hat to the past whilst also embracing new avours. Daryl said: “I’ve been with Nethergate for over ďŹ ve years but only been the head brewer for the last eight months. I have enjoyed many pints of our traditional style ales but want to start using big American hops in our beers so I’m very excited about this collaboration brew with Oakham alesâ€?. John said he always had a soft spot for the Nethergate beers he used to drink - particularly the famous Umbel beers. He added that when he started making his own beers, he often thought about brewing with coriander but believed Nethergate did it so well that he had nothing to add. But for the collaboration, John’s extensive knowledge of hops meant he looked straight to Mosaic combined with Enigma inspired by his recent sourcing trip to Australia - added as a dry hop. It’s a 4.3% amber beer, mixing traditional English ingredients with the brand new Australian hops under the supervision of two big hat brewers. Tasting the new beer, Gary Burlison said: “It’s magicâ€?.

Sudbury Ramblers Wednesday 1st May Lavenham Fields & Byways, 5 miles, meet at Cock Horse Inn, Lavenham, CO109SA,10:30am start. Peter 01787880495 Sunday 19th May London coach and walks, meet at KingďŹ sher Car Park, Sudbury, CO102SS, 8am. Booking required, details are available from Peter on 01787 468536 Details of all our walks can be found by searching


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Winner for Sudbury Humberts Long Melford has taken the gold award as the best estate agent in the Sudbury area at The British Property Awards 2019. The judges said that the team at Humberts, based at Hall Street in Long Melford, had “performed outstandingly throughout the extensive judging periodâ€? and stressed that the gold accolade went only to an agency which “goes that extra mile and provides outstanding levels of customer serviceâ€?. The judges also conďŹ rmed that Humberts Long Melford had, following their gold award, now been shortlisted for a series of national awards later in the year. Humberts’ director, Mark Wilkins, said: “We are thrilled to have received the gold award for the Sudbury area. We pride ourselves on our levels of customer service – and are always prepared to go the extra mile for our clients – but to get this accolade is still a wonderful testament to the hard work and professionalism of all our team.â€? Robert McLean from The British Property Awards said: “Our awards have been designed to remove any opportunity for bias or manipulation. If an agent has been attributed with one of our awards, it is simply down to the fantastic customer service levels that they have demonstrated across a prolonged period of time.â€? “Winning agents, like Humberts, should be proud that their customer service levels provide a benchmark for their local, regional and national competitionâ€?. Humberts have been selling homes across East Anglia for over twenty years from their Norwich ofďŹ ce. The Long Melford branch opened in 2018 and was recently ranked 1st of 75 local estate agents by Rightmove, based on property listing performance. To ďŹ nd out more about the agency’s services, call the award-winning team on 01787 326740, or pop into their ofďŹ ce at 9 Hall Street.

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World class Jazz every Friday at Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel CO6 4PZ • • • • • Doors at 7.30pm, gig starts 8.00 pm, 2 sets, ends approx. 10.30 pm Ample parking; fully accessible - for information call 01787 211865 See website for directions to the venue as satnav can get you lost! Tickets Box Office: 01787 211865; (booking fee applies); On the door (sorry, no debit/credit cards - cash or cheque only) • *Friends of Fleece Jazz loyalty card holders have a £4 discount on each gig and a choice of a free gig if you attend eight or more gigs. 3rd May 2019, £18/£14* The Blue Dahlia – Free entry with Eyal Lovatt ticket Dahlia Dumont’s rich and textured singing will start the gig. Dahlia Dumont vocals, Daniele Borgato bass, Aurimas Goris accordion Eyal Lovett Quartet – starts at 8:15 The melody is Eyal Lovett’s artform, the tune that makes you think. Eyal Lovett piano, Eran Har Evan guitar, Aiden Lowe drums, Thomas Kolarczyk bass 12th May 2019, £20 Liane Carroll – The stunning Liane is doing a solo performance just for Fleece Jazz! “Lianne Carroll doesn’t just sing jazz. She is jazz. This is jazz of the highest quality.” Mojo Liane Carroll vocals and piano 24th May 2019, £20/£16* Tim Kliphuis Dutch jazz violinist Tim Kliphuis is the foremost ambassador for the music of Stéphane Grappelli. Tim Kliphuis violin, Nigel Clark guitar, Roy Percy bass

Work set to begin to extend Sudbury’s Kingfisher Leisure Centre Work on a new extension and facilities at the Kingfisher Leisure Centre, Sudbury, is due to begin on Tuesday next week. Babergh District Council is investing £2,350k - with £100,000 of the funds provided through the Community Infrastructure Levy monies - to extend and refurbish the Sudbury Kingfisher Leisure Centre. Beardwell Construction has been appointed to carry out the works which are set to begin on Tuesday 23 April 2019. The Kingfisher Leisure Centre will remain open during the work which has been phased to ensure that dance, fitness and swimming activities can continue to be provided during construction. The new facilities are expected to be open to the public in March 2020. Works include; • Two storey extension to provide ground floor studio/community room and first floor dance studio • Refurbished and extended first floor fitness studio (gym) increasing the current 40 exercise stations to 100 exercise stations • New ground floor changing facilities for members • Fully refurbished poolside wet changing and toilet facilities • Improved lighting and décor • New air handling systems and modern mechanical plant Tracey Loynds, Development Director for Abbeycroft Leisure, said: “This is a huge investment for Abbeycroft Leisure and for Sudbury and these refurbishments will really make a difference in supporting our community to be more active. “The changing rooms are now 30 years old and refurbished areas will really improve the customer experience when swimming. The new fitness extension and community studios will enable us to increase our capacity enabling us to run more classes and activities with larger groups, while offering a state of the art environment for our fitness users.” Chris Fry, Assistant Director for Environment and Commercial Partnerships at Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils, said: “We’re really excited about this extension and refurbishment of Kingfisher Leisure Centre. It will make a significant improvement to the facilities, helping our residents to remain happy, healthy and active. “We recognise that with an ever-growing and ageing population, we need to be investing in and improving our leisure facilities and infrastructure. This work takes a crucial step towards achieving the aims set out in our Leisure, Sport & Physical Activity Strategy.” In order to carry out the works, a portion of the Station Road car park will be cordoned off throughout the construction period. Anyone who regularly uses the car park or travels by train is encouraged to use the large long stay Station Road car park at the Kingfisher Leisure Centre and leave extra time for their journey.

Reaching The Parts Other Art Exhibitions Can’t Reach Suffolk Open Studios Returns to Suffolk for 8th Successful Year June 2019 sees the welcome return of the popular Suffolk Open Studios programme, now in its 8th successful year. Every weekend in June, artists across the county will be opening their studios to the public to allow visitors a unique opportunity to watch them at work and quiz them about their practice. The 2019 programme runs over all five weekends in June, commencing Saturday 1 June, with over 100 artists taking part as well as eight galleries. All studios are open 11am-5pm and entry is free. Numbers this year are significantly up on last year, marking a powerful testimony to the event’s growing popularity. Participating artists come from every corner of the art world and will be showing work across a wide choice of media covering every aspect of the visual arts, including painting, ceramics, glassware, print-making, pottery, sculpture and more. With work ranging from the strictly traditional to the highly abstract, the organisers guarantee there is something for every art lover. The programme follows the success of last month’s Suffolk Open Studios Annual Showcase Exhibition, which was opened by Ania Hobson, previous Suffolk Open Studios member and winner of this year’s British Young Portrait Artist of the Year Award, and which saw hundreds of people gather at the Apex Gallery in Bury-St-Edmunds gather to admire the work on display. Cally James, Suffolk Open Studios Chairperson, commented: “It’s wonderful to see artists’ work in a gallery or other formal situation, but the artists themselves are almost always not present. What makes Suffolk Open Studios unique is the opportunity to visit them in their own working environment: to have the chance to discuss their work one-to-one and ask how they go about creating it.” Ania Hobson added: “Suffolk contains a huge reservoir of artistic talent, not all of which is readily visible via the more formal art channels. The great thing about Suffolk Open Studios is that it gives the public a chance to visit not just established artists but also to discover studios “off the beaten track”, and enjoy work which might otherwise get overlooked.” This year sees a number of changes in response to feedback from artists and visitors. Simplified maps make it easier find members’ studios, while a new “Meet the Artist” section highlights the four finalists who competed to be the “face” of Suffolk Open Studios on this year’s promotional posters, flyers and directory. This year’s winner was Astra Taylor-Todd’s “Gorilla with Blue Tit”– to see Astra’s work, visit artists/wild-astra-designs. Two features which have been retained are the popular members’ trails and hubs. “Trails” are where a number of artists within a given geographical area produce a leaflet listing their studios, to help visitors make the best use of their time in the locality. “Hubs” exist where artists who either do not have their own space or whose studios will not support public access combine forces to show their work in single venue. Full details appear on the Suffolk Open Studios website and in the 2019 directory. Visitors can learn about participating artists, see examples of their work, check opening times and plan their route by visiting the Suffolk Open Studios website at An online map shows the location of all artists and galleries. Visitors should also look out for Suffolk Open Studios posters, flyers and pocket-size directories, available in galleries, libraries and tourist information centres across the county, and downloadable from the website. They can also follow Suffolk Open Studios on Facebook and Instagram: search for @suffolkopenstudios. Suffolk Open Studios continues to support the work of its nominated charity, Suffolk Artlink. A prize draw which took place during the Showcase exhibition at the Apex raised nearly £1,000 to support the organisation’s vital work in community centres, hospitals and hospices, residential homes, refuges and schools across the county. To learn more, visit

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DIARY DATES Weds 1st Live Cinema: Faust Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 6.45pm Tickets ÂŁ16 Tel: 01787 374745 Weds 1st Health Walk – Gt. Cornard Library Walk. Gt. Cornard Library. CO10 0JU Meet 10am Free Tel: 01473 718193 ZZZ RQHOLIHVXÎ?RON FR XN Weds 1st :DON 0LOHV /DYHQKDP Č´HOGV & byways Meet at Cock Horse Inn Car Park CO10 9SA 10:30am start Tel: Peter 01787 880495 Wed 1st Guided Walks around Lavenham Meet foyer The Swan Hotel, Lavenham, CO10 9QA 2pm. Tickets ÂŁ4. No pre-booking required. Tel: 01206 547959 Email: Thurs 2nd Jazz Concert: The Blue Dahlia Trio with Vincent Lapie St. Peters, Sudbury, CO10 2EH Doors open 7pm. Tickets ÂŁ10 in advance. ÂŁ12 on the door. For Fri 3rd Wild in the Woods – NO parents allowed! Old School Wood, Great :DOGLQJČ´HOG &2 74.30pm – 6.30pm Ages 7 – 11 welcome To book a place email: amyacornforestschool@gmail. com Fri 3rd Music: The Songs of Leonard Cohen Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ15 Tel: 01787 374745

Vene an Splendour Giovanni Gabrieli and his followers: Heinrich SchĂźtz, Michael Praetorius and Samuel Scheidt

Monday 27 May 2019 at 6pm St Peter’s, Sudbury CO10 2EH

Psalmody, The John Jenkins Consort directed by Peter Holman A rare chance to hear some of the grand ceremonial motets and instrumental pieces for divided choirs written by Giovanni Gabrieli for St Mark’s and other Venetian institutions. They use up to four choirs with voices combined with cornett, sackbuts, dulcians, recorders, Renaissance flute, violin consort, theorboes and organs. Heinrich SchĂźtz’s great four­choir setting of ‘Jauchzet dem Herrn’ is the crowning work of his Psalmen Davids, published 400 years ago. Richly scored works by Michael Praetorius and the Halle organist Samuel Scheidt celebrate the creative application of the Gabrieli style to the Lutheran chorale. Tickets ÂŁ18 (reserved), ÂŁ12 (unreserved), reserved seats for three concerts ÂŁ48

t. 01206 366603 e. Tuesday 21st May Thomas Moran (1837-1926), the Turner of the American West - Illustrated talk by Roger Mitchell. The Arts Society Sudbury. 11am – noon at the Quay Theatre. Visitors welcome by prior arrangement with Sylvia on 01284 828125

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7.30pm Martlesham Heath Community Centre IP12 4PB Free entry Tel : 01473 274300 Sat 4th ‘West meets East’ Llanfair Singers and Stour Valley Singers present Songs for Spring St Peters Church, Sudbury CO10 2EH 7.30pm.Tickets ÂŁ10 to include wine and refreshments Available at the door or contact A York on 01787 227490

Sat 4th Open Day: Sudbury Bowls Club. Quay Lane, Sudbury CO10 2AN 10am – 2.30pm. Admission free. Sat 4th Guided Walks around Lavenham Meet foyer The Swan Hotel, Lavenham, CO10 9QA 2pm. Tickets £4. No pre-booking required. Tel: 01206 547959 Email: Sat 4th/Sun 5th Spring Art & Photography Exhibition The Black Barn, Elmsett. IP7 6NU 10am – 4pm. Free admission. Sat 5th/Sun 6th. *Children*. May Bank Holiday Festival Chappel Station, Colchester, CO6 2DS 10am – 4.30pm. Tickets Adult £10. Child 4-15 £5 Cheaper tickets online. Tel: 01206 242524 Email: Sun 5th River trips to Great Cornard Lock The Granary Tea Room, Quay Lane, CO10 2AN Regularly departing from 10.30am- last trip 4.30pm £5 adults, £3 child. Dogs £1 08448 005015(no pre-booking EHIRUH WKH GD\ Sun 5th Open Garden – Rosedale 5RVHGDOH %XUHV 6XÎ?RON &2 5AE 12pm-5pm. Admission ÂŁ3. Child free. Home Made teas. Mon 6th The Quay Theatre’s 18th Annual Plant Market Market Hill, Sudbury CO10 2EH 10am. East Anglian nurseries selling variety of plants Mon 6th Health Walk – Long Melford short walk. Cherry Lane Garden Centre. CO10 9DH Meet 9.45am Free Tel: 01473 718193 ZZZ RQHOLIHVXÎ?RON FR XN. Tues 7th Go Wild In The Woods Daws Hall Nature Reserve, Lamarsh, CO8 5EX 10am-12 pm. ÂŁ7 per child. Email: Tues 7th Health Walk – Sudbury Short Walk .LQJČ´VKHU /HLVXUH &HQWUH CO10 2SU Meet 12 noon. Free Tel: 01473 718193 ZZZ RQHOLIHVXÎ?RON FR XN

Sat 4th Music for a Summer’s Evening St. Gregory’s Church, Sudbury. CO10 1BA 6pm-7pm. Admission free. Retiring collection for Future Vision.

Tues 7th Health Walk – Circular Hadleigh River Path Hadleigh Market Place. IP7 5AE Meet 10am Free Tel: 01473 718193 ZZZ RQHOLIHVXÎ?RON FR XN

Sat 4th Open Garden – West End Cottage Drury Lane, Ridgewell, CO9 4SL 10am-5pm. Admission £4.50. Child free. Home Made teas.

Tues 7th Health Walk – Clare Castle Country Park Clare Country Park Car Park. CO10 8NW Meet 10.30am Free Tel: 01473 718193 ZZZ RQHOLIHVXÎ?RON FR XN

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Tues 7th/11th Drama: Top Girls Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.45pm. Tickets Tues/Wed ÂŁ9, Thurs/Fri/Sat ÂŁ10 Tel: 01787 374745 Wed 8th Guided Walks around Lavenham Meet foyer The Swan Hotel, Lavenham, CO10 9QA 2pm. Tickets ÂŁ4. No pre-booking required. Tel: 01206 547959 E: Thurs 9th NEW: Bingo at the Town Hall Assembly Room, Town Hall, Sudbury CO10 1TL SP Č‚ SP 5DÉžH DQG FDVK prizes. Tel: 01787 372331 Thurs 9th Mark Mitchels: The Sutton Hoo Ship Burial Glemsford Local History Society 7:30pm at Glemsford Primary Academy Tel: 01787 280996 Email: Thurs 9th Health Walk – Cavendish The Bull Public House. CO10 8AX Meet 11am Free Tel: 01473 718193 ZZZ RQHOLIHVXÎ?RON FR XN Thurs 9th +HDOWK :DON Č‚ *W :DOGLQJČ´HOG Village Hall. CO10 0SE Meet 11.30am Free Tel: 01473 718193 ZZZ RQHOLIHVXÎ?RON FR XN Thurs 9th Health Walk – Lavenham Short Walk Lavenham Market Place. CO10 9QZ Meet 10.30am Free Tel: 01473 718193 ZZZ RQHOLIHVXÎ?RON FR XN Thurs 9th & 23rd Little Acorns : Forest Sessions for under 5’s Old School Wood, Great :DOGLQJČ´HOG &2 710 – 11.30am To book a place email : amyacornforestschool@gmail. com Thurs 9th Talk: Cedric Morris: Plantsman, Gardener & Artist Polstead Village Hall CO6 5AN Members free, non-members welcome ÂŁ5.Includes wine and nibbles To book in advance phone 01206 262811 or 01787 211130 Email: gardeningclubpolstead@yahoo. com Fri 10th CafĂŠ Club @ Assington Country Kitchen Sudbury Area Cancer Support Group 2nd Friday of each month from 12-2pm Assington Country Kitchen, Assington, CO10 5LW Join us for an informal chat over FRÎ?HH &DOO 5XWK RU 3KLO :RUVOH\ Tel: 01787 370978 E: Sat 11th. Book Fair Memorial Hall, Long Melford. CO10 9JQ 10am- 4pm. Admission Adult ÂŁ1 accompanied children under 15 free. Disabled Access. Tel: Keith 01787 277484

May 2019 Sat 11th Rock and Roll Dance: Mel Stevens & the Classics Monks Eleigh Village Hall. IP7 7JH 8pm – 11.30pm. Advance Tickets £5. £6 on the door. Tel: 01787 372478 or 07843 787807 In aid of Cancer Research UK – Sudbury Sat 11th Guided Walks around Lavenham Meet foyer The Swan Hotel, Lavenham, CO10 9QA 2pm. Tickets £4. No prebooking required. Tel: 01206 547959 E: Sat 11th/Sun 12th Spring Art & Photography Exhibition The Black Barn, Elmsett. IP7 6NU 10am – 4pm. Free admission Sat 11th/Sat 18th Gainsborough House Print Work Shop Fine Art Print Exhibition St Peters Church, Market Hill, Sudbury DP SP SP RQ WK free entry Tel: Rosie Perkins 01787 280701 Sat 11th/Sun 12th Flower Festival and Exhibition/ Sale of Artwork by local artists All Saints Church, Little Cornard CO10 0PE 11.00am to 4.00pm Proceeds to Bishops’ Lent Appeal Sun 12th. (also Sun 14th July, Sun 11th Aug and Sun 8th Sept – phone to book). /DYHQKDP $LUȴHOG :DON Ȃ Ȇ7KH men, missions and a memorial’ 10am-1.30pm. Adults £10, under 16s £5 Booking essential. Tel: 01787 248295 Or in person at Lavenham Blue Vintage Tea Rooms, Lavenham. Sun 12th River trips to Great Cornard Lock The Granary Tea Room, Quay Lane, CO10 2AN Regularly departing from 10.30am- last trip 4.30pm £5 adults, £3 child. Dogs £1 08448 005015(no pre-booking EHIRUH WKH GD\ Sun 12th Sunday Family Woodland Adventure Old School Wood, *UHDW :DOGLQJČ´HOG &2 710.30am to 12.30pm Ages 0-11 years To book a place email : amyacornforestschool@gmail. com Sun 12th Live Cinema : Dialogues des Carmelites Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 2.00pm Tickets ÂŁ24 Tel : 01787 374745 Tues 14th Live Cinema : All My Sons Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.00pm Tickets ÂŁ16 Tel : 01787 374745 Tues 14th Health Walk – Circular Hadleigh River Path Hadleigh Market Place. IP7 5AE Meet 10am Free Tel: 01473 718193 ZZZ RQHOLIHVXÎ?RON FR XN

Weds 15th Film: The Favourite Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 2.30pm and 7.30pm 7LFNHWV e )ULHQGV e

Tel: 01787 374745 Wed 15th Guided Walks around Lavenham Meet foyer The Swan Hotel, Lavenham, CO10 9QA 2pm. Tickets ÂŁ4. No prebooking required. Tel: 01206 547959 E: Thurs 16th Live Cinema: Ballet Mixed Triple Bill Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.15pm Tickets ÂŁ16 Tel: 01787 374745 Thurs 16th Health Walk – Shotley Bristol Arms PH. IP9 1PU Meet 11.30am Free Tel: 01473 718193 ZZZ RQHOLIHVXÎ?RON FR XN Fri 17th Drama: Mengele Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ13 )ULHQGV e

Tel: 01787 374745 Sat 18th Farmers’ Market – Long Melford Village Hall, Long Melford, CO10 9JQ 9.30am – 1pm. FREE entry. Tel: 07704 627973 E: MXVWLQH#VXÎ?RONPDUNHWHYHQWV FR XN ZZZ VXÎ?RONPDUNHWHYHQWV FR XN Sat 18th Spring Bazaar Playford Court, Inkerman Row, Sudbury CO10 1JG 10am – 12 QRRQ 7RPEROD UDÉžH DQG various other stalls Sat 13th 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 ΖQIRUPDWLRQ 2É?FH Tel: 01787 881320 Sat 18th Music: That Eighties Band Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ15 Tel: 01787 374745 Sat 18th Guided Walks around Lavenham Meet foyer The Swan Hotel, Lavenham, CO10 9QA 2pm. Tickets ÂŁ4. No prebooking required. Tel: 01206 547959 E: Sun 19th River trips to Great Cornard Lock The Granary Tea Room, Quay Lane, CO10 2AN Regularly departing from 10.30am- last trip 4.30pm ÂŁ5 adults, ÂŁ3 child. Dogs ÂŁ1 08448 005015(no pre-booking EHIRUH WKH GD\ Sun 19th A Steamy Vintage Encounter Chappel Station, Colchester, CO6 2DS 10am – 4.30pm. Tickets Adult £10. Child 4-15 £5 Cheaper tickets online. Tel: 01206 242524 Email:

Sun 19th NGS Open Garden The Priory &ROFKHVWHU 6XÎ?RON &2 5/ 14:00 - 17:00

Sat 25th Craft and Gift Fair by Imagine St Peter’s Church Sudbury. CO10 2EH 9am – 4pm. Free Entry

Sun 19th Walk: London Coach and Walk .LQJČ´VKHU &DU 3DUN &2 66 8am start Tel: Peter 01787 468536

Sat 25th Guided Walks around Lavenham Meet foyer The Swan Hotel, Lavenham, CO10 9QA 2pm. Tickets ÂŁ4. No prebooking required. Tel: 01206 547959 E:

Mon 20th Health Walk – Long Melford short walk. Cherry Tree Lane garden centre. CO10 9DH Meet 10am Free Tel: 01473 718193 ZZZ RQHOLIHVXÎ?RON FR XN Tues 21st Film: ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ & Afternoon Tea or Supper Club The Bridge Project, 20 Gainsborough St, Sudbury CO10 2EU Afternoon Tea & Film 4 pm Entry ÂŁ10 Supper & Film 6.30 pm Entry ÂŁ15 Tel: 01787 313691 E: Tues 21st Health Walk – Circular Hadleigh River Path Hadleigh Market Place. IP7 5AE Meet 10am Free Tel: 01473 718193 ZZZ RQHOLIHVXÎ?RON FR XN Tues 21st Health Walk – Clare Castle Country Park Clare car park. CO10 8NW Meet 10.30am Free Tel: 01473 718193 ZZZ RQHOLIHVXÎ?RON FR XN Tues 21st Health Walk – Sudbury short walk .LQJČ´VKHU /HLVXUH &HQWUH CO10 2SU Meet 12noon Free Tel: 01473 718193 ZZZ RQHOLIHVXÎ?RON FR XN Wed 22nd Guided Walks around Lavenham Meet foyer The Swan Hotel, Lavenham, CO10 9QA 2pm. Tickets ÂŁ4. No prebooking required. Tel: 01206 547959 E: Weds 22nd/Sat 25th Musical: Annie Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN SP 6DW 0DWLQHH SP Tickets ÂŁ15 Tel: 01787 374745 Thurs 23rd Games Evening Sudbury Area Cancer Support Group Meetings are free and open to any adults from Sudbury and surrounding villages The Christopher Centre, CO10 2EU 7-9pm For info call: Ruth or Phil Worsley Tel: 01787 370978 E:

Sun 26th River trips to Great Cornard Lock The Granary Tea Room, Quay Lane, CO10 2AN Regularly departing from 10.30am- last trip 4.30pm ÂŁ5 adults, ÂŁ3 child. Dogs ÂŁ1 08448 005015(no pre-booking EHIRUH WKH GD\ Sun 26th NGS Open Garden $SSOHDFUH +DOHVZRUWK 6XÎ?RON IP19 0DH 11:00 - 17:00 Sun 26th NGS Open Garden Freston +RXVH ΖSVZLFK 6XÎ?RON Ζ3 $) 12:00 - 17:00 Sun 26th NGS Open Garden Holm House Bury St. Edmunds, 6XÎ?RON Ζ3 )11:00 - 17:00 Sat 25th Sudbury Memory Walk 0HHW .LQJČ´VKHU /HLVXUH &HQWUH Sudbury. CO10 2SU 11am. ½, 1,3,and 5 mile routes available. Register at www. SudburyMemory Walk 2019. Donate: www.justgiving. com/crowdfunding/sudburymemory-walk-2019 Sat 25th Health Walk – Clare Castle Country Park. Clare car park. CO10 8NW Meet 10am Free Tel: 01473 718193 ZZZ RQHOLIHVXÎ?RON FR XN 25th/26th/27th WK $QQXDO &RFNČ´HOG $UW 6KRZ &RFNČ´HOG 9LOODJH +DOO Ζ3 /$ 10am – 4pm daily Free Entry ZZZ FRFNČ´HOG RUJ XN Sat 25th/Sun 26th *Children*. Transport Extravaganza Chappel Station, Colchester, CO6 2DS 10am – 4.30pm. Tickets Adult ÂŁ10. Child 4-15 ÂŁ5 Cheaper tickets online. Tel: 01206 242524 Email:

Thurs 23rd Health Walk – Lavenham Short Walk Lavenham Market Place. CO10 9QZ Meet 10.30am Free Tel: 01473 718193 ZZZ RQHOLIHVXÎ?RON FR XN

Sun 26th Venetian Splendour. St. Peter’s Sudbury. CO10 2EH 6pm. Tickets ÂŁ18, ÂŁ12 %R[ 2É?FH Email: box@ VXÎ?RONYLOODJHVIHVWLYDO FRP ZZZ VXÎ?RONYLOODJHVIHVWLYDO FRP

Thurs 23rd/Fri 24th/Sat 25th Course: Photo Etching with Emma Buckmaster Gainsborough House Print Workshops 46, Gainsborough St. Sudbury, CO10 2EU 10am – 4pm £230 for 3 day course. Tel: 01787 372958 Email:

Mon 27th Open Garden – Rookwoods Yeldham Rd. Sible Hedingham. CO9 3QG 10am-4.30pm. Single Admission £5. Child free. Combined admission with Washlands £8 Home Made teas.

Mon 27th Open Garden – Washlands Prayors Hill, Sible Hedingham. CO9 3LE 10am-4.30pm. Single Admission £5. Child free. Combined admission with Rookwoods £8 Home Made teas. Bank Holiday Monday 27th *Children* Teddy Bear Boat Rides The Granary Tea Room, Quay Lane, CO10 2AN 11am – 4pm £5 adults, Free child under 12 and teddies. 08448 005015(no pre-booking EHIRUH WKH GD\ Tues 28th. *Children* Family Activities - Gallery without Walls – Creative activity walk on the water meadows 46, Gainsborough St. Sudbury, CO10 2EU 10am – 1pm. ÂŁ2 per child. ÂŁ3 per adult. Tel: 01787 372958 Email: www.gainsborough .org Tues 28th. *Children* A Walk on the Wild Side. Flatford Mill Field Centre, CO7 6UL 11am – 3pm. Drop In - Free sessions Tues 28th Health Walk – Circular Hadleigh River Path Hadleigh Market Place. IP7 5AE Meet 10am Free Tel: 01473 718193 ZZZ RQHOLIHVXÎ?RON FR XN Tues 28th Taster Days: Screen Printing with Stencils Gainsborough House Print Workshops 46, Gainsborough St. Sudbury, CO10 2EU 10am – 4pm ÂŁ55 for the day incl. basic materials Tel: 01787 372958 Email: www.gainsborough .org Tues 28th Talk: Broad Stripes & Bright Stars with Anne Grimshaw Long Melford Village Hall. CO10 9LQ 7.30pm. Admission ÂŁ2 for members. ÂŁ2.50 for nonmembers Email: 6XGEXU\#VXÎ?RONIKV ZZZ VXÎ?ROONIKV FR XN Tues 28th. *Children* Flatford Nature Day Flatford Mill Field Centre, CO7 6UL 11am – 3pm. ÂŁ3 per child. Tel: 01394 445225 Email: dedhamvale.project@ VXÎ?RON JRY XN www.dedhamvalestourvalley. org

Weds 29th Children: The Ugly Duckling Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 1.00pm and 3.30pm Tickets ÂŁ8 8 e

Tel: 01787 374745 Wed 29th 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 30th Film: Colette Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 2.30pm and 7.30pm Tickets ÂŁ6 )ULHQGV e

Tel: 01787 374745 Thurs 30th *Children* 3 mile walk: Wild Trek Day. Meet Arger Fen main entrance. CO8 5BN 10.30am – 2.30pm. ÂŁ4 per child. ÂŁ2 adult. Tel: 01394 445225 Email: dedhamvale.project@ VXÎ?RON JRY XN Fri 31st Sudbury Farmers Market St Peter’s Church, CO10 2EH 9.30am – 2pm. FREE entry. Tel: 07704 627973 Email: justine@ VXÎ?RONPDUNHWHYHQWV FR XN ZZZ VXÎ?RONPDUNHWHYHQWV FR XN Fri 31st Play: The Tide Jetty by Tony Ramsay The Quay Theatre, Sudbury. CO10 2AN 7.30pm. Tickets from ÂŁ8 %R[ 2É?FH Fri 31st *Children* Family Activity Day: Wild in the Stour Valley Meet Mill Acre Pond, Sudbury, CO10 1HR 11am – 4pm. Free. Tel: 01394 445225 Email: dedhamvale.project@ VXÎ?RON JRY XN www.dedhamvalestourvalley. org For more information on local events call in at the Tourist Information Centre at Sudbury library

Saturday 25th May

50/50 Bingo Stevenson Centre, Gt. Cornard Open 6.30pm, Start 7.30pm In aid of ‘My Wish’ Charity

Tues 28th Children: I Am Turtle Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN SP 7LFNHWV e &KLOG e

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