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Christopher Centreon celebrates 25 years Work to begin Riverside Path

The Christopher Centre in Sudbury is an 18th Century Grade 2 listed building which operates as a Babergh District Council has completed the purchase of a section of land in Great Cornard that will link the thriving community hub. This year sees the Centre celebrate 25 years of service to the community. parish to Sudbury via a Stour-side footpath. The land had previously been owned by the Long Melford and This nonprofit making organisation provides a facility fortolocal, community to meet at an Sudbury Angling Association, which agreed to sell the land Babergh. To mark groups the purchase Babergh’s affordable rate. The Centre almost entirely self funded run by a boardTony of Trustees Cornard councillors Bavington, who Tom Leader, Cllr John Ward, visitedisthe area and was joined by Greatand ensure thatand the Mark building is not only preserved and protected, but that it also serves accessible Burrows Newman, and Cllr Jan Osborne, who has been closely involved in as thean delivery of the andfootpath. centralOnce venue for all. theIt path is a will real community hub to buzzing withCornard life andRiverside offeringPath, a home to completed provide an extension the existing allowing many groups and services. of the theriverbank hirers include groups, art/craft groups, residents and visitors to enjoySome more of as well support as providing pedestrian access to the well-being River Stour at Dovehouse Trust’s Visitor and Education services, community singingCentre groups, language Meadow. classes and various friend/fellowship groups. A When the been path will form pedestrian route fromofDovehouse Meadow in Great Cornarda to the series of complete, events have held thisa year in recognition this achievement. Most recently prize Cornard Riverside Path. This area hadenjoyed previously formedlunch a ‘missing its purchase will nowto enable the giving event was held where guests a buffet withlink’ theand Mayor in attendance present entire Dovehouse Meadow Friars Meadow Kingfisher Leisure Centre to be enjoyed. Cllr prizes forroute the from art and creative writingtocompetition onnear thethe theme of Pub to Hub. The Centre relies John Ward, Leader of Babergh District Council, said: “The purchase of this land, with the co-operation of the on volunteers and donations are always gratefully received to support running costs. Our community singers pictured Angling Association, is great news: there has been a real drive for this path from both the community and from If you are interested finding out more thethe Centre onI’m 01787 313914. at walking the 25th Anniversary event councillors across the in political spectrum. We’replease now setcontact to complete path and looking forward to putting on my boots and enjoying the sights and sounds of the Stour from Dovehouse Meadow to Friars Meadow.”

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The Society hosts regular members’ meetings held Assembly Rooms, Town Hall, Sudbury CO10 1TL. There are limited on street parking spaces on Market Hill and North Street. Entry is £3 for members and £5 for non members and everyone is welcome to attend. We have an exciting programme upcoming events as follows:

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Will itmost ever be the It’s the same again? Move forward. Embrace change. to hear… wonderful time But at what price?

As the festive season draws closer, most of us will be looking forward to reuniting with family and friends. For someone with hearing loss, the Christmas period can A member of Civic Voice cause a lot of anxiety for fear of embarrassment and stress of trying to communicate with their loved ones. One in six people across the UK experience some form of reduced hearing, but nowhere near that amount act to improve their hearing. Many believe that they are being a martyr by ‘getting on’ with hearing loss, when actually it can drive a wedge between yourself and those around you. The tendency of those with significant hearing loss is to avoid communication and social gatherings altogether to save their own embarrassment. If you prioritise your hearing, you will can nurture these special relationships that you treasure. Hearing aids can make such a difference to someone’s quality of life, especially at this time of year. Modern hearing aids are much smaller and more discreet than they ever used to be and packed full of amazing features that will help during the festive period. These features can include directional microphones, which work to reduce the amount of noise allowed to enter your hearing aids. In noisy environments, like at a Christmas party or meal, the system will work to pick up the sounds you need to hear. If the noise is located behind you, your directional microphones will adapt to pick up sound from in front of you and dampen noise from behind you. Also most hearing aids now have Bluetooth connectivity, meaning not only can you adjust your hearing aids via a remote control or even your smartphone, but they can also connect to the television and play the audio from your favourite Christmas film directly into your ears so you can watch along with your family and hear every word. Don’t let another Christmas go by just ‘getting on’ with hearing loss, take this opportunity to look after your hearing health. Booking a hearing assessment is such a simple action, but it can have a huge wealth of benefits. The Hearing Care Centre holds regular clinics in Hadleigh and Sudbury. To find out how their expert audiologists can give you the gift of good hearing, visit or call 01473 230330 for more information. Your Chairwoman discusses the implications of a new-look Sudbury and indeed, Sudbury Society itself. What will this mean for Sudburians, members and non-members? Read her thoughts on page 3 .


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Pat’s Dayz Owt We have just returned from a lovely 5 day Warner’s Holiday in Hayling Island, plenty of food, lovely entertainment and dry weather when we were outside. Now looking forward to our Christmas shows at Thursford this month and Snape Maltings in December, and then to Christmas itself. Where has this year gone? 2020 sees us out for a short ride just to Ipswich for a carvery lunch and home again before it gets dark, just to blow the cobwebs away and get out of the house!! Still vacancies on this one. February we have already got a full coach for the adult Pantomime in Brick Lane Music Hall. March – sorry - again all seats taken for 5 day holiday to Southport. Our list for 2020 is now available in the Tourist Information office in the library in Sudbury, with lots of new venues to visit, including a very new thing in August. An outdoor show with a cast of 1,000 local people, which is just “out of this world� and has to be seen to be believed, bringing the history of England to life. Do not let that put you off – as a child I absolutely hated history, I couldn’t see the point of it at all, but I thoroughly enjoyed EVERY SECOND of this show. It is AWESOME, and as well as all the people acting in it (they have 3,000 costumes) and lots of animals taking part. In addition there are fireworks, including some actually coming out of a stream!!! Also included in this 4 day holiday (Fri – Mon) – show on the Saturday. Other excursions included are visiting Beamish, and another day at Durham, and staying at 4 star Jurys Hotel. I do need your help though, as without a certain number of passengers it cannot run, - and I am desperate to see that show AGAIN!! I DO SO HOPE YOU WILL COME TOO. To book, or for further information, please call PAT BENNETT on 01787 310982 07887 88259 or


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The main feature of our June calendar was the annual Prom Concert held on Saturday 16th June at St Peter’s; this year’s was probably one of the most enjoyable ever with a record attendance and featured the welcome return of the popular Long Melford Silver Band with its new conductor, Nigel Partridge, taking the stage for us for the first time and really “working the audience” in the traditional items towards the end of every Prom Concert. This year’s was rather special because the Silver Band paid tribute to the RAF by playing Walford Davies’ RAF March and to the soldiers of the 1914-18 war. Emphasising the wide range of music which we enjoyed, other items included Karl Jenkins’ Benedictus, the Best of Bond and a miscellany from West Side Story. Taking up the West Side story cue, Sudbury’s young soprano Evie Press enthralled the audience with her rendition of “I feel pretty” and perhaps even more so Puccini’s O Mio Babbino Caro, accompanied on the organ by Rotarian Roger Green. Not surprisingly the audience called for encores from both Evie and the Silver Band and we ended the night singing “Bring me sunshine”. What an event! – I did wonder at one point whether there might also be dancing in the This lovely picture was taken in Sudbury by talented local wildlife aisles. Maybe next year photographer Matt Byham.because the Silver Band is already booked for next year’s concert on 15th June 2019. Mark this date in your diaries now!

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Preceeding this year’s Prom Concert, Sudbury Rotary held a Charity Auction at 12 noon on Separating partner can be an extremely difficult time both the same day.from The aauctioneer emotionally and financially. was Rotarian Richard Kemsley, In the past, the more traditional approach Divorce has been forrole. the parties to resolve their differences in the atotrue professional in this courtroom, butthe increasingly, Thanks to him, generosity with court delays, this process can often lead increased and stress and cost to both parties. The premise of localtobusinesses fellow of dealing with separation ‘collaboratively’ is for the parties to agree to Rotarians – and of course achieve settlement the through those whoa purchased 50- collaboration as opposed to making an application the raised Familyover Court. or-so items –to we In theThe collaborative process, each party instructs a specialist, £1850. proceeds from all collaboratively trained divorce lawyer and all negotiations and decision except one item swill be shared making this takes place in a local series of four way meetings attended between year’s Rotary charities: Compassion and Kernos by both partiesisand their solicitors. Control is given back to the parties Rotary one of thedivorce largest humanitarian organisations in the world. All funding in the for divorce to set their own timetable and agenda for these meetings raised charities goes direct without deduction for administration. Rotary is people of all agesbeing and we would like more of you joinparties us, both as open tothan rather a timetable imposed by the court.  Astothe have individuals and as companies. Corporate membership is ideal medium (and a direct input into the agenda they will each be able to for discuss issues large!) companies of to staff caninbecome as way part most pressing to whereby them. It aisnumber possible bring expertsmembers to the four of their company and enjoy allsuch the rights and privilegesFinancial whilst sharing out the meetings, where required, as Independent Advisers to activities between them. Membership, whether as individuals or as partmake of a ensure that both parties have the correct assistance to help them with the  family. local community company, a good wayfor to the get involved importantisdecisions benefit of their There isand farfurther more afield. As ain Rotarian you are not only part ofthan an active local club but alsocourt part flexibility the Collaborative process the more traditional of a world-wide over clubs across the where process and soorganisation it can oftenwith lead to a32,000 speedier resolution ofworld issues and any Rotarian is a welcome visitor.If the parties have children it is essential therefore reduced legal fees. Sudbury Rotary itself meets weekly on Mondays at lunchtime at the that communication is maintained to enable the parents toMill beHotel. able We also setting a Rotary Community will meet a more to are co-parent theirupchildren when they Forum have which completed theondivorce we have established “Friends of for those of you informal process.basis  Oneand of the benefits of collaboration is Rotary” being able to keep the who wouldatlike be awareofofallour on-going activities. children thetoforefront discussions in the hope that the impact of Plans for the coming Presidential which started this month (July) include the divorce on the children canyear be minimised. establishing in some primary schools, alongside existing There is still“Rotakids” the obligation onlocal the both parties to provide fullour disclosure environmental and career development work and annual sponsorship for of their financial positions to enable the parties to be fully informed Rotary Youth Leadership awards. Next year’s local charities will be the before making any decisions. However, the process of providing Richmond Fellowship, Befriending and the East Anglia Air Ambulance. this information is more informal and less restrictive. Ultimately, the Internationally we will be continuing our support for a community school in collaborative divorce process hopefully ends with an agreement being Tanzania and through existing links with the Mali Development Group, for reached between the parties which they have both worked towards street children in Mali. We hope to continue to run the various community together rather than a decision being imposed upon them. events for which – I think – we have become well-known together with perhaps Holmes Hillsevents Solicitors’ team includes Sue Wardropper, a concert. specialist one or two&new such as Apple Pressing and a “President’s solicitor. about If youusare interested in learning Ifcollaborative you would likedivorce more information or would like to come along tomore one about collaborative approach call Holmes Hills of our ameetings to see what to we separation, are like, contact Glyn &Jones Solicitors. ( for membership enquiries or our secretary Roger Holmes & Hills Solicitors, 96up North Street, Sudbury, CO10 1RF  Green on 07787 470876 or look us on our website Call 01787 275275 Rotarian Tony Platt

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As weyear’s reach Queen’s the turn inSpeech the seasons, with nights drawing in and theelected mornings This was unlike any since I was first in becoming attentions inevitably shift to preparing for the colder 2015. I saycrisp, this not because of the controversy over prorogation (themonths end of ahead. For many South residents thisOpening results in call to oil a legislative session) thatSuffolk preceded the State (thea start of the a new companies forbecause a pre-emptive tank top-up. Concerningly, following recent one). Rather, the Government’s ambitious commitments across the attacks on somepiece of Saudi Arabia’sthat major facilities, we‘the mayend seeofa sustained whole political underlined weoilreally are at austerity’. local households. These attacks, which are oil could impact Notprice onlyspike have that we announced new Bills, but new resource to underpin them. currently attributed to drone strikes, are a timely reminder of the way in which We have announced a major boost for school spending, levelling our schools international events often impact our daily lives. up with those counties that have enjoyed historically higher funding levels for At first the Iranian-backed Houthi rebel movement based in Yemen claimed reasons that are hard to justify when every pupil should have a fair start in life. responsibility for the strikes, but attention has since focused on Iran itself as South Suffolk schools will see an average 6.6% increase in their budgets. a more credible instigator. Whoever is found responsible, one point I observed We have committed to funding 20,000 extra police officers that will equate in relation to coverage of this important story is how discussion of knock-on to 54 for Suffolk in the first year of a three-year tranche of additional recruits effects is always directed at motorists. That is entirely understandable, since that I warmly welcome. I recently went on patrol with officers in Sudbury and higher oil prices will mean dearer petrol and in a constituency like South know the challenging scenario they face. Suffolk most households still depend on cars. Nevertheless, extra funding must lead to better outcomes for frontline users Nevertheless, it is interesting how commentators never seem to mention – that’s oil. you This and me, patients; parents; residents; pupils andthat all many those but one heating is anthe unfashionable old technology who use public services. Thus, Queen’s Speech setofout raft of new Bills households – including my own the – rely on in rural parts theacounty because that wouldheating enablekitour key services to deliver the improvements of legacy that is far from easy to replace. So whilst it isalongside crucial to bigger get the budgets. foreign policy right in this matter, there are also huge implications for our net and zero order, carbon emissions, which must involve finding new In commitment the case oftolaw affordable and officers practical are waysvery to heat period homes that are not connected to extra police mains gas. –The verythey fact of welcome but willhaving not a finite tank makes one vulnerable to price spikes. deliver lower crime if those who Of course, prices constantly and it might be that by the time your break the oillaw are fluctuate undeterred next kerosene topjustice up is due markets will have calmed. Either way, the episode by the criminal system. is a reminder of new how measures much we still Thus, we have to rely on oil, and the wider reward that would come from deterrence, truly weaning us off it: greater self-reliance, reducing our strengthen including susceptibility to unpredictable events far from home.

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Sudbury Symphony Orchestra Concert Sunday 24th November Sunday classical!

Sudbury Symphony Orchestra is delighted to announce that their next concert will be on Sunday 24th November at 6 pm when we will be performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with Philippa Barton as soloist and Brahms Serenade No. 1. Philippa is a very well known local violinist and teacher who trained at the Royal Academy of Music, freelanced with orchestras such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra and is now leader of a number of regional orchestras. Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto is one of THE violin concertos but like much of Tchaikovsky’s music it had a bad start in life. Critics and violinists all condemned the piece. But after a few years all this changed and now the concerto is one of his most popular works with its beautiful lyrical themes interrupted by some really virtuoso passages for the violin.

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Brahms Serenade No. 1 is not often played as much as it should be. It does not help that no one is quite sure what a serenade is. In this case it is for full orchestra, lasts as long as the average symphony and has six movements. Each movement is very individual, some are a jolly and bucolic, some quite martial and triumphant, some gloriously slow and measured, and it all ends in a galloping ride of a rondo. This is Brahms at the start of his career showing just what he was capable of and what he would become - a master of the orchestral world.

Rhys Williams, The Manager at the Black Lion told Sudbury & Long Melford Community News: “We are so thrilled to have won this award – it means a huge amount to the team to be recognised for all their hard work. We want all our guests from our regular locals, to those visiting from further afield to enjoy their stay with us. Our newly launched `Sharing Sunday Lunches’ have been incredibly popular locally and we have a new Game Dinner just started as well – so we will continue to try new exciting ideas at The Black Lion”

This is a really rewarding and rich programme for a November evening. Enjoy Concert details: Sunday 24 November 2019 at 6.00pm St Peter’s Church, Market Hill, Sudbury CO10 1TL Conductor: Matthew Andrews – Leader: Steve Calder Soloist: Phillipa Barton Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Brahms Serenade No. 1 Tickets: Adult £12, Child £2 Available from 1st November from Compact Music, North Street, Sudbury and Sudbury Tourist Information (library). Or email: A limited number of tickets will be available on the door.

Philip Turner, founder and managing director of Chestnut – owner of Black Lion added: “The Black Lion is at the geographical heart of Chestnut’s ambition to celebrate all that is great about East Anglia. I am so happy for our team, many of whom have grown up within cycling distance of the property. They are so proud of the building’s heritage, striving to produce a quality product that can be offered without formality to our local community and guests from afar.”

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Field to Fork at Long Melford farmers market Passion for Pigs – Maypole Pork Many people feel blessed to be living in Suffolk with the abundance of good local food. That feeling could only be hugely enhanced by a visit to Ellie Squirrel at Maypole Pork in Bradfield St George. Ellie is the 4th generation of the family working on the farm set up by her great grandfather over 100 years ago. A traditional arable farm producing sugar beet, wheat, rape and barley, over 200 acres is the setting for her rare pig farm. But of course it wasn’t planned! Ellie attended Harper Adams University and had studied Countryside Management but that hadn’t sparked the same passion as her love for pigs - `maybe it started when I had a couple of pigs as pets growing up on the farm’ Ellie laughs. Ellie had learnt about commercial production of pork production through her university studies but realised that she would always have to have a real emotional involvement with the pigs to make it work for her. So in 2017 aged just 25, Ellie purchased 2 rare pigs from a lady in Sudbury in 2017 and her passion and business grew from there. Two years later and now with 10 breeding sows, Ellie can be rearing up to 60 pigs at any one time and she wants to keep developing. Goats were introduced 18 months ago as Ellie sees this meat growing in popularity so much so that she now has 9 breeding females – `they’re also great to help graze parts of the farm!’ What has started as a passion has developed through hard work into a selfsufficient business. At her stall at Long Melford Farmers Market, Maypole Pork is now attracting a growing number of regular customers `The Farmers Market at Long Melford is great to put me in front of local customers and when they learn about my products they can quickly become a regular buyer!’ You can find Maypole Farm every month at Long Melford Farmers Market, Village Hall, Long Melford from 9.30am until 1pm. Upcoming dates before Christmas are November 9th and December 7th (Note the December market is one week earlier than usual)

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My gas and electricity deal has come to an end and the energy company has offered me a new contract. However, they’re insisting I get a smart meter fitted. I’ve heard these don’t really work and I can’t see the benefit. Am I better off looking for a different supplier, or will the new company also force me to have a smart meter? It’s always worth shopping around. Citizens Advice has a tool on its website which can help. Our energy star rating looks at how well suppliers perform on a range of measures, including customer service, rather than just price. As regards the smart meter, you certainly don’t have to accept one. A supplier can’t tell you that you must have one installed. However, it might mean you’re not eligible for all the deals on offer. In future the cheaper tariffs offered by suppliers might only be available to customers with smart meters. If you do decide to go ahead, your supplier should explain the process beforehand, show you how it works and give you a number to call if anything goes wrong. There are benefits to smart meters, they send daily meter readings to your supplier, meaning they can bill you accurately for the energy you’ve used. They won’t automatically save you money, but you can use the digital ‘in-home’ display to keep track of how much energy you’re using and then try to reduce it. The Citizens Advice consumer helpline (03454 04 05 06) can give advice on smart meter issues. If you require help or information contact Sudbury & District Citizens Advice, Keyse House, Acton Lane, Sudbury, CO10 1QN. Telephone 01787 321400 or 0300 330 1151, email or call in to the drop-in advice sessions Mon to Thurs between 10am and 1pm. For further information see We also offer a drop-in advice session on the first Thursday of every month at the Ansell Centre in Hadleigh, no appointment necessary.

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Local hearing company wins Customer Commitment Award One local hearing company is celebrating as they have been commended for their commitment to customer service at a regional round of countrywide business awards. The Hearing Care Centre, which has 26 centres across Suffolk and Norfolk, won the Customer Commitment Award in the regional round of the 2019 British Chambers of Commerce business awards. Now in their 16th year, the awards recognise the key role that local businesses play in driving the UK economy. The Hearing Care Centre will now go forward to represent the East of England in the national finals, which take place in London in November. Upon receiving the news, Managing Director Karen Finch expressed ““I was so thrilled to learn of our success in this award. Customer service is something my entire team are truly passionate about and to have this recognised in this way is extra special.  “I am also very proud to represent Suffolk on a national scale - fingers crossed for the national Chamber Awards in November!”

The Phoenix Collective At the end of Sept a giant teapot arrived at Sudbury library and a display of artwork adorned some of the walls. The artists behind the event were none other than The Phoenix Collective, an inclusive performance and creative arts group based in the heart of Sudbury at The Quay Theatre. Members of the collective had spent the summer months exploring ways to feel positive and maintain good mental health. The POSITIVI- TEA installation grew out of these discussions and workshops. We focused on positive affirmations and out of re- purposed canvases, artists used newspaper print as a backdrop to display these colourful messages. Artistic inspiration was present in the story of Alice in Wonderland hence the giant teapot! In the book Alice finds herself invited to a tea party with a range of characters and is made to feel very welcome, despite the unusual circumstances that led her there. Members of the group agreed that connecting with friends, family and members of the community, over a cuppa can help us to feel good and that it is important to take the time out of our busy lives to stop, chat and listen. Massive thanks must go to library manager Gareth Lewry and his fantastic team who facilitated the event and provided support on our opening evening. We hope this is the first of many partnership opportunities. The Phoenix Collective meet every Friday at the Jetty (Next to the Quay) from 4.30-6.30pm term time. We are currently working on our winter production, “Wonderland- Interrupted” which will be performed on Friday 29th Nov at 7pm at The Jetty- All are welcome to attend. Rachel Bennett - Director

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Handmade Christmas Craft Fair returns to The Old School, Long Melford Now in its 8th year, the We Are Handmade Christmas Craft Fair will take place at The Old School in Long Melford on Saturday 16th November from 10am - 4pm. The Fair is always a popular event as it is packed full of beautiful handmade crafts, and is an ideal place to find unique gifts for loved ones this Christmas, with many stallholders taking commissions. Stallholders include Capricorn Crafts, makers of wooden Hawkwood Creations toys and gifts; jewellery by Hawkwood Creations; Mrs Button’s Chocolates; prints and cards by PM Art & Design and Glyn Hall, woodturner.

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Thomas Gainsborough Sixth Form Open Morning TGS Sixth Form is a vibrant community of students and teachers committed to achieving excellence in everything we do. As a Sixth Form community, we take great pride in all our achievements and I hope that this give’s you just a little taste of what a special place TGS Sixth Form really is. At TGS we are committed to offering you not only the highest possible quality of teaching, but also the personalised support and guidance that will allow you to reach your goals. Both I and my dedicated team of sixth form leaders and tutors are here to support you through all your studies in a spirit of trust and mutual respect and in an environment where learning is fun. It is a central characteristic of our community that the high expectations we have of our students are matched by the high expectations our students have of themselves. If your expectations match ours, I would be delighted to hear from you. I can guarantee that in return we can offer you a highly enjoyable and memorable two years where your academic ambitions will be met in a stimulating atmosphere of care and support. We look forward to meeting you at our Sixth Form Opening Evening on Wednesday 6th November from 6 - 8 pm in the Sixth Form Building. If you are not able to make that evening, please contact lking@tgschool. net to organise a more convenient date/time for a personalised tour from me. Mr K Alexander, Director of TGS Sixth Form



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For the past six years Sudbury Rotary has sponsored a local young person to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) course at Graffham Water. In September this year the Club’s student was Adam Perrens, who came along to our lunchtime meeting at the Mill Hotel on Monday, 14 October to report on his experiences during the week-long course. Numerous challenges are set for the young people attending the course, including an orienteering night hike, experiences of sailing, canoeing and paddle-boarding, being involved in many outdoor activities and other challenges, learning how to make presentations and taking part in team-building exercises. Adam said “The RYLA course really boosted my confidence, gave me the opportunity to be a team leader for one of the challenges and I learned so much.” Rotary Club President David Lowe presented Adam with his course certificates and congratulated him on his successful completion of what was a very demanding and tiring week of challenges.

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We had a very successful Suffolk Libraries Day in October. We had a number of Dr Paul Rolfe & Associates • Dental Surgeons activities and an author event in the evening. It was really good to see so much of the community come out and support the libraries. The Old Clock Shop • Little St Mary’s • Long Melford We also had a wonderful Exhibition from the Phoenix Collective which is a weekly term time drama group that caters for a variety of students with special needs.   Titled “Positivi-Tea” it was a collection of positive message art pieces from the group around the theme of the Alice in Wonderland tea party, it also included a huge Paper mâché teapot, cup and saucer.  Keep an eye out for future exhibitions in the library!! Cards for good causes have now been here for a month.  Did you know buying Christmas cards through Cards for Good Causes is the best way to get access to the widest selection of Christmas cards available, as well as a fantastic range of seasonal gifts and products, while supporting a range of national and local Experience the relaxed atmosphere of our new practice... charities. Making your visit to the dentist a little easier This is a particularly significant year for Cards for Good Causes as they mark their 60th birthday. Over the last six decades, charities have received in excess of £100 million from Cards for Good Causes, with the tireless support of thousands of volunteers across the country Opening hours are: 0930 – 1600 Monday to Saturday Our weekly activities and events schedule is as follows: Tuesdays • 14:30 – 16:30 – Toptime this month o 5th – Creative writing, if you fancy yourself as a bit of a writer why not come along and join the group, each month is a different subject. o 12th – Book group, Discussing I See You by Clare Mackintosh o 19th  – Chair yoga – A gentle yoga session with Maryanne.  £3 per person payable on the day o 26th – Christmas Cookery Have a look at some of our fabulous cookery books and make your own recipe cards Wednesdays • 15:00 – 16:00 - 1-2-1 computer sessions– if it is on our own PC’s it is free or you can bring your own device for £2, please book with a member of staff. • 13:30 – 15:30 - Shared Reading project A friendly, social, informal and relaxing session to share your thoughts and feelings about life through reading. The stories and poems are chosen by the volunteers and the group. Thursdays • 10:30 – 11:00 - Bookstart – story and rhyme time for 0-4yrs Thinking of replacement windows, doors, • 11:00 – 11:30 - Stay and Play. After Bookstart why not stay for a cup of tea/ or conservatory? BRENTfascia, ELEIGH,soffits Nr. LAVENHAM, SUDBURY, SUFFOLK coffee and let the little ones play with some toys!!  • 10:00 – 11:00 - 1-2-1 computer sessions– if it is on our own PC’s it is free or Delightful Dual Registered Nursing and you can bring your own device for £2, please book with a member of staff. Residential Home offering care to 34 residents • 12:30 – 14:30 - Open Space Our free wellbeing group. If you fancy coming along for a chat or to do some craft activities, why not come along to the All rooms are well appointed with en-suite facilities group, you get involved as much or as little as you want. 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We had a presence at the ‘Hadleigh On Show’ event on the same day and saw many old friends and riders as they passed our table. I had my very own poster that generated lots of interest. We think we may have picked up some more helpers, you know who you are, and a big thank you to you three. It will be great to have you on board. Getting cold and wet is part of the joy of involvement with horses, as many of my readers will know. The maintenance team has a brilliant way of keeping warm, however, and if you’d like to find out what it is, do come up here and join it! Pumpkins, fireworks, and rehearsals for Christmas nativity plays all contribute to the rapid pace of the Autumn term. Here we push on for our riders’ achievements and progress and everyone enjoys the signs of success, however great or small they may be. I know Margaret will be looking out for a baby from our riders’ or volunteers’ families to take the part of Jesus at our carol service on December 7th. What are you up to this month? If you feel time is dragging, or your own four walls are closing in on you, why not try something new? There is a valuable slot here for everybody, whatever your skills, or lack of them. We horses need help with everything, from making coffee for the volunteers to working a computer, our four hooves do a remarkable job for disabled riders but we can’t manage the practicalities without human help. I know the lovely volunteers and their riders are suckers for cake. What a surprise they got when Teresa, of the Italian Cook Book fame, arrived with a large cake tin one Friday last month. Not only that but she has raised several hundred pounds for us by sales of the book, so it’s another huge thank you from the herd and the (hungry) people here. Chao! Website: Telephone: 01473 824172

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Last Big Band end of year dance night at The Delphi Centre With the future of the Delphi Centre and its magnificent ballroom uncertain from late spring 2020, “Dance With Us Suffolk” who raise money for “UPBEAT” the Heart Support Charity for West Suffolk, has booked the 17 piece Big Band “SWING MACHINE” from Ipswich. They will play music from the 1920’s to the 1950’s at The Delphi on Saturday 28th December 7:00pm till 11:30pm. This night will have a Hollywood theme and is called “White Tie Glitz and Glam” so posh frocks and evening suits will be encouraged. The Band will be playing lots of great music, for Latin, ballroom dance with sections for swing Jive, and multi participation dances so something for everyone who enjoys dance. As a special treat, as this will probably be the last year at The Delphi, a local professional singer Nettie Osman is booked to sing two sets of 60’s songs to create a great party atmosphere. The Delphi ballroom will be decorated in the Art Deco style with a Hollywood theme. This dance gives those who attend the chance to work off the mince pies and Christmas cake and at the same time help a wonderful local charity that supports patients following major heart surgery and their families. Last year’s masquerade dance raised £700 and was truly memorable. Tickets for the event can be purchased from the Sudbury Tourist Office or direct from or just call 07909993799 for more information.

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I have a 10 year old staffie called Winston who has been in his wheelchair for 2 years. He gets lots of attention and fuss when he is out and about. He is our poster boy at the fundraisers, his wheelchair cost £484, this is a lot of money for some dog owners to afford, the reason why I set up fundraising events. Just recently we have helped another dog local to Sudbury, it has been so nice to meet this dog, I don’t get chance to meet many the within dogs helped.  We are of living an outdated linear economy of production, consumption and waste mentality is to switch whole system to a We disposal. have The just zero produced a calendar for the next circular economy, which aims onplease keepingvisit thingsour in continuous rotation and year featuring 64 dogs, page out of landfill. This isn’t to be confused with the recycling economy, which delays the journey to landfill, but winds upRachel there eventually Wettnerafter using lots of

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Lavenham Christmas Fair Friday December 6th, 5.30 - 8.30 pm Saturday December 7th, 11 am - 5 pm Sunday December 8th, 11 am - 4 pm Make a note of these dates for your Christmas shopping and entertainment!   Come and join us in the lovely historic village of Lavenham for the perfect start to your Christmas. A three-day traditional extravaganza of festive fun,  food and fizz, entertainment, Dickensian dressing-up,  children’s fairground, fifty stalls and attractions for all the family. We start off at 5.30 pm on Friday with the arrival of Father Christmas and the lighting of the Christmas tree in the Marketplace, followed by non-stop entertainment and late-night shopping throughout the village. Children can meet Father Christmas and his Elves in his grotto, the popular Big Wheel will be in action (great for enjoying a bird’s-eye view of Lavenham), enjoy a Hog Roast and other delicious hot foods as you stroll around. You can prop up the pop-up wine bar, then shop at more than 50 stalls selling a wonderful variety of artisan food, local meats and wine, mulled wine, chocolate, cheese, cakes, Christmas puddings, handcrafted  silver and jewellery, clothes,  toys, books,  Christmas wreaths, garlands and trees and much more. We will be dressing up Dickensian style so come along and join in the fashion fun. There will be a prize for Best Costume, and also a prize for the Best Dressed Dickensian shop window. Entertainment includes Sudbury based singer/musician/composer Ben Smith, the fabulous D’Ukes Ukulele Band, Donimo the Jester Magician with his comical invisible dog, singer Serena Grant, traditional Christmas songs and carols performed by the Sudbury Choral Society and Morris Dancing and a how-to-doit workshop from Stowmarket’s Danegeld Morris Men and Women. Don’t miss out on buying tickets for our Giant Raffle with fantastic prizes, including overnight stays in some of our unique holiday cottages, beauty treatments, shopping vouchers, local wine and food packages and many yetto-be revealed prizes. The three day programme also includes a guided lantern tour of Lavenham on Saturday -roll up for folklore stories of traditions, legend and ghost tales, ending up with mulled wine and mince pies at The Swan Hotel. Our famous Little Hall, in the Marketplace, will be the venue for the sale of handmade ceramics, jewellery, crafts and textiles made by Potters and Friends. All the village shops, restaurants, tea shops, pubs and hotels will be entering into the Christmas spirit with special offers and attractions. Admission is free AND parking is free. There will be attendants on duty to help with parking and enquiries. The stalls and entertainers are under cover of marquees, so whatever the weather Lavenham will give you a warm welcome. For further information: or

Photo of a volunteer’s cute little granddaughter with Kenny.

SESAW News written by Ollie this month! Kenneth has been out and about again, this time he met his public at our £1 Sale in Newton Green last month.   He was pleased to have a photo with the cute little granddaughter belonging to one of our local volunteers.   Thank you to everyone who helped raise £685 which will go towards caring for the rescued animals this winter.   Our last fundraising event of the year is our Christmas Fair, 10-3pm on 17th November at the Old School, Long Melford, CO10 9DX.     There will be gifts, cards decorations, clothes and accessories, pet items, books, CDs, DVDs, a big tombola and raffle.    Refreshments and snacks available including lots of homemade cake.   Meanwhile, please remember to keep your pets safe during the firework season, there are lots of ways to help your animals, ask your Vet for advice.   Don’t forget about wildlife either.   Check for hedgehogs before lighting the bonfire, they love nesting in the leaves and twigs. Whilst thinking about the garden, this may be a good time to install a bird feeding station if you don’t already have one.   Of course this will be a great temptation to me and my kind so position it where cats cannot reach it.   Despite the recent rain, the Environment Agency says water levels are low, creating a small pond would help birds and amphibians.   Your county Wildlife Trust can advise you.   Thinking about tasty snacks, it’s time for dinner before finding a cosy bed for me, Ollie (the Black) Cat. Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare, Reg.Charity No.1124029, Stoke Road, Leavenheath, CO6 4PP.   Tel: 01787 210888,   Check opening times before visiting in November.

Right to reply Wow! Peter Thorogood has really excelled this time with another fact-free rant about Babergh’s possible name change in last month’s Sudbury Community News. I will start with correcting all the inaccuracies before putting the case for renaming the district. Firstly, he suggests that the report to be debated by Council has the title ‘XXXX’. I can assure him that the published version on our Website has a full name and report number: the title he quotes is obviously from an early draft before a number had been allocated to it. I wonder where he got it from? (A rhetorical question, I know where). Secondly, the precise cost is not known yet but, based on experience elsewhere, it can be kept to less than £10,000 and so we will allocate no more than this and expect to spend a lot less. As Cabinet member for Finance, I certainly wouldn’t approve of anything that would waste money as we strive to balance the budget and have a sound financial strategy for the future. We are in contact with and learning from authorities who have done this. We will not change things that don’t need changing immediately. For instance, we won’t be repainting our vehicles or replacing other signage until necessary, instead we will make changes as things reach the end of their life. This is especially easy for us as ‘South Suffolk’ already appears in our logo. And ‘cupboards full of new stationery’? When was Peter Thorogood last in an office? A 21st century office doesn’t have reams of pre-printed stationery that would need replacing: everything is in the form of Word templates and most correspondence is sent via email attachments so that paper use is minimised. We are going paperless for all Councillors too. Let’s look at Peter’s other myths. We have NOT sold our former HQ in Hadleigh (or, indeed, other assets): we are converting it through our new property development company, Babergh Growth Ltd. The profit will be used to support services, as with all our other investments. Councillors’ minimum salary of £10,500? No, the basic remuneration is £5,000. There is additional remuneration for the chairman and deputy chairman of the council, chairs and vice-chairs of committees, cabinet members and the leader and deputy leader. All this is publicly available information on our Website. Finally, Hamilton Road and the bus station, Belle Vue and the ‘eyesore’ behind the town hall. There is nothing more that can be said about Belle Vue at this stage: next month will see firm plans being put out for consultation. The site behind the town hall belongs to Sudbury TC. In conjunction with Suffolk County Council, we expect to see progress on the relocation of the buses soon. Our Hamilton Road prospectus has generated interest from potential partners and we hope to be able to put together a regeneration scheme soon. This is probably a good point to return to the reasons for our name change because there is a connection here. Firstly, I wish to reassure readers that the proposed name change is not about pronunciation and it is unfortunate, although I suppose inevitable, that the media have picked up on this as it makes for a great story. We want to align with the names in use in the rest of the county now: since recent mergers, we now have East, Mid and West Suffolk councils. Most importantly, though, is our increasing need to promote the district externally to attract inward investment and, along with our own investments, have the ability to continue to deliver services to our residents. Obviously, everyone in Suffolk knows where we are, but the name ‘Babergh’ simply doesn’t have the recognition elsewhere that we need and the benefits to us are potentially huge. As leader, I know this from attending meetings and conferences around the country. The contrast with the other district names in the county, which are all now very clear, is much starker. There are real advantages of changing the name now and we believe that it will prove to be a good investment for the district. Cllr John Ward, Leader, Babergh District Council, Cabinet Member for Finance


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Saturday 30th November


My Wish 50/50 Bingo Stevenson Centre, Gt. Cornard Ticket sales 6.30pm to 7.15pm/7.30pm start Books £10 a set Plus £2 jackpot flyer In aid of ‘My Wish’ Charity

Acton Garden Club Thursday 14th November The club enjoys a variety of events, outings and speakers on a range of topics of interest to 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.

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in All Saints Church, Acton, near Sudbury. CO10 0BA 10.00 – 2.00. Free Entry. 1000s of books at bargain prices. Refreshments available. All profits to the church.




Sat 2nd Book Fair Memorial Hall, Long Melford. CO10 9JQ 10am- 4pm. Admission Adult £1 accompanied children under 15 free. Disabled Access. Tel: Keith 01787 277484

Tues 5th – Sat 9th Drama: Terror Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.45pm Tickets Tues/ Weds £9, Thurs/Fri/Sat £10 Tel: 01787 374745

Sat 2nd Christmas Craft Fairs St. Peters, Sudbury, CO10 2EH 10am-4pm. Free Entry Email:

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Tues 5th Invitation To View- Warner Textile Archive Silks Way, Braintree CM7 3GB £18. Talk and tea and cakes

Sat 2nd Book Sale All Saints Church, Acton CO10 0BA 10am- 2pm. Admission Free Entry. Proceeds to church funds.

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Fri 1st Comedy: Hancock & Co Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.30pm Tickets £14 Tel: 01787 374745

Simply Events - Christmas Craft Fair Kettle & Fish:a peaceful café/information centre St John's Methodist Church Family Fair Sudbury Choral Society Autumn Concert Woolovers Knitwear Sale Fundraising Craft Fayre Sudbury Symphony Orchestra Autumn Concert Kettle & Fish:a peaceful café/information centre Farmers Market Sudbury Christmas Fair and Lights Switch On Imagine....Craft and Gift Fair Concert - The Black Feathers

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Sat 2nd/Sun 3rd Melford in a Different Light Melford Hall, Long Melford, CO10 9AA A unique viewing of Melford Hall as we experience the house as evening guests would. 13:00-16:30. Free entry – standard admission applies. Go to the visitor reception for directions. melford-hall/whats-on Sat 2nd/Sun 3rd Suffolk Craft Society: Meet the makers Lavenham Village Hall Church St, Lavenham CO10 9QT 10am – 4pm. Free Entry Contemporary crafts by selected members Sun 3rd 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. Sun 3rd Delphi Fireworks The Delphi Centre, Sudbury CO10 2RR Gates open 5pm, display starts 6.30pm Tickets £1, Children 3 and under go free Available from Sudbury Town Hall and Tourist Information Centre Entry by advanced ticket only Tickets available on the night subject to availability Email: fireworks@ Tues 5th Dementia Friendly Choir The Empire Theatre, Halstead, CO9 1LL 1.45 – 3.45pm FREE Email enquiries to mike@

Tues 5th *children. Go Wild In The Woods Daws Hall Nature Reserve, Lamarsh, CO8 5EX 10am-12 pm. £7 per child. Email: www.hollysforestsessions. com Wed 6th Film: Rocketman The Village Hall, Lavenham, CO10 9QT 7pm for 7.30pm. Tel: 01787 248599 Email: lavenhamvh@ Thurs 7th Guided Walk: Sudbury England’s Silk Capital. Meet at Sudbury Library 11am Adults £6, Children £4 Pre booking recommended. For further information contact Sudbury Tourist Information Centre on 01787 881320 www.seeanddosudbury. Fri 8th *children* Go Wild In The Woods Loshes Wood, Gt Henny, CO10 7LX 10am-11.30 am. £8 per child Email: www.hollysforestsessions. com Fri 8th Café 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 coffee Call Ruth or Phil Worsley Tel: 01787 370978 Email: Fri 8th & 15th 2 day Workshop:Make a Linen Dress The Studio, Foragers Retreat, The Courtyard, Pebmarsh, CO10 2AN, 10am – 3pm Contact: ‘Pinnie Love’ via Instagram or Facebook Email: jooley@

Sat 9th Farmers’ Market – Long Melford Village Hall, Long Melford, CO10 9JQ 9.30am – 1pm. FREE entry. Tel: 07704 627973 Email: justine@ www.suffolkmarketevents. Sat 9th Christmas Craft fair The Village Hall, Lavenham, CO10 9QT 10am – 4pm, free entry Tel: 01787 248599 Email: lavenhamvh@ Sat 9th Auction: The Autumn Fine Art Sale. 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. Sat 9th Food Festival Hollow Trees Farm, IP7 6HX 10am – 4pm Free Entry Tel: 01449 741247 Sun 10th Live Cinema: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.00pm Tickets £16 Tel: 01787 374745 Sun 10th Recorded Live: 42nd Street Empire Theatre, Halstead, CO9 1LL 2.15pm for 3.00pm show £16 / £13 Box Office: 07778 025490 Mon 11th Live Cinema: Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.30pm Tickets £16 Tel: 01787 374745 Tues 12th Evening Business Networking The Bull, Long Melford, CO10 9JG 5:30pm – 7:30pm - £5pp, payable on arrival A way for business-people to enjoy Business Company after work. Organised by MENTA. Tel: 01284 760206 E: Tues 12th Sudbury Speakers Club The Bridge Project (rear building) Sudbury CO10 2EU 7.00pm, no charge for first meeting Tel: 01787 211100/email:

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November 2019 Weds 13th The Pantaloons Present: Othello Hedingham Castle, Bayley Street, CO9 3DJ Doors open 6pm. Show starts 7:30pm. Adults £14, Over 65s £12.50, Under 18th £10 https://www.hedinghamcastle.

Sat 16th Step into the Sudbury Story ~ Monthly Guided Walk Meet 11am inside Sudbury Library. CO10 2EN Advisable to pre-book. Tickets Adults £6, Children £4 Available from The Tourist Information Office Tel: 01787 881320

Weds 13th Len’s War 1944 Brent Eleigh Village Hall, The Street, Brent Eleigh CO10 9NU 7.30pm Tickets £7.50 Includes glass of wine & nibbles Limit of 40, booking advised Tickets from Café Como, The Cock Inn or on the door.

Sat 16th Charity Dance The Delphi Centre, Sudbury CO10 2RR 8pm until Midnight. Tickets Adults £11 on the door. £9 in advance From Denise 07809 426609 or Available from The Tourist Information Office Tel: 01787 881320

Weds 13th Talk: Made in Ipswich- Brian Dyes Parish Room, Church Rd, Little Waldingfield. CO10 0SP 7.30pm Tickets Members £2. Non Members £4 Tel: 01787 248298 Little Waldingfield History Society

Sun 17th Sudbury Choral Society Autumn Concert St Peter’s, Sudbury CO10 2EH 7.30pm-9.30pm Adults £10 / Children over 10 £5

Thurs 14th Autism Friendly Cinema The Empire Theatre, Halstead, CO9 1LL Doors open at 10.45, film to start at 11.15 FREE entry, bring your own food and drink Email enquiries to

Sun 17th Concert: Star of the Sea. Music from Venice. Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford CO10 9DT 7.30pm Tickets £16.50 on the door. £15 in advance. www.cambridgerenaissancevoices.

Thurs 14th Bingo at the Town Hall. Assembly Room, Town Hall, Sudbury CO10 1TL 2pm – 4pm. Raffle and cash prizes. Tel: 01787 372331 Thurs 14th Acton Garden Club – Speaker Andy Howes Sudbury in Bloom. Acton Village Hall CO10 0AT. 7.30pm Meetings held every 2nd Thurs of the month at 7.30pm For further details contact 01787 310683 Contact Sara Fri 15th Comedy: Choice Grenfell Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.30pm Tickets £14 Tel: 01787 374745 Fri 15th/Sun 17th Lavenham Literary Festival Various Locations Tickets: 01284 758000 In person ay Apex Box Office, Bury St Edmunds www.lavenhamliteraryfestival. Sat 16th St John’s Methodist Church Family Fair St Peter’s, Sudbury CO10 2EH 10am – 3pm Free Sat 16th Music: The Pure Floyd Show Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.30pm Tickets £16 Tel: 01787 374745

Tues 19th Dementia Friendly Choir The Empire Theatre, Halstead, CO9 1LL 1.45 – 3.45pm FREE Email enquiries to Wed 20th OEP Live Concert: Lindisfarne Lavenham Church (St Peter & St Paul’s), Lavenham, CO10 9SA 7.30pm. Tickets for standard seats £32.45 incl. booking fee. Box Office: 01256 416384 or 07795 387108 Book online: Wed 20th Woolovers Knitwear Sale St Peter’s, Sudbury CO10 2EH 10am – 4pm Free Wed 20th/Sat 23rd Musical: The Voyage Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.30pm Tickets £12.50 Tel: 01787 374745 Thurs 21st Coffee Morning & Christmas Sale Toys, books, unpreloved clothes, toiletries, gifts etc. 9am – 12pm The Salvation Army Salvation Army Hall, 1 Station Road, Sudbury Sat 23rd OEP Live Concert: Abba Gold The Delphi Centre, Sudbury, CO10 2RR 7.45pm. Tickets £22 incl. booking fee. Box Office: 01256 416384 or 07795 387108 Book online:

Sat 23rd Fundraising Craft Fayre St Peter’s, Sudbury CO10 2EH 9am – 4pm Free Entry Sat 23rd Table Top Sale The Village Hall, Lavenham, CO10 9QT 10am – 2pm Tel: 01787 248599 Email: Sat 23rd 80’s Disco The Village Hall, Lavenham, CO10 9QT 7.30pm Tel: 01787 248599 Email: lavenhamvh@btconnect. com Sat 23rd A Quilter’s Journey Exb of patchwork & quilting by Linda Mercer Large selection of items for sale: quilts, cushions etc. Refreshments, trader – The Woolpatch, Long Melford Fox Hall Barn, The Street, Foxearth, Sudbury, CO10 7JH 10am-4pm Entry £2, supporting the East Anglia Air Ambulance Contact: or Sat 23rd Panto – Jack and The Beanstalk St Andrews Church, Great Cornard, CO10 0EL Curtain up 12pm and 4pm (Doors open 30 minutes before) Tickets £5, Children under 12 £2.50 Raffle, stalls and refreshments Tel: 07969937266 Tickets on sale online via Sun 24th Concert: Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto followed by Brahms Serenade No. 1. St Peter’s Church, Market Hill, Sudbury CO10 1TL 6pm Tickets: Adult £12, Child £2 Available from Sudbury Tourist Information (library). Or email: events@ A limited number of tickets will be available on the door. www.sudburysymphonyorchestra. com Tues 26th Talk: In a Manner of Speaking with Charlie Haylock Long Melford Village Hall. CO10 9LQ 7.30pm. Admission £2 for members. £2.50 for non-members Email: Sun 24th Live Cinema: Hansard Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7pm Tickets £16 Tel: 01787 374745 Sun 24th Farmers’ Market The Village Hall, Lavenham, CO10 9QT 10am – 1.30pm Tel: 01787 248599 Email: lavenhamvh@btconnect. com

Mon 25th Community: Sudbury Flower Club Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.30pm Tickets £7 Tel: 01787 374745 Thurs 28th Sporting Memories Session Assembly Room,Sudbury Town Hall, CO10 1TL Last Thursday of each month 10.30am to 12.30pm Listen and share your sporting memories with other older (50+) Sports fans and take part in some fun challenges and events! Free Refreshments Fri 29th Sudbury Farmers Market St Peter’s Church, CO10 2EH 9.30am – 2pm. FREE entry. Tel: 07704 627973 Email: justine@ Fri 29th Sudbury Christmas Fair and Lights switch on Sudbury Town Centre 5pm – 9pm Fri 29th Music: That 80’s Christmas Rock Show Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 7.30pm Tickets £18 Tel: 01787 374745 Fri 29th/Sat 30th Clare Christmas Fair St. Peter and St Paul’s Church, Clare Community Centre &The Cock Inn – Clare Fri: 5-8pm Sat: 10am-7pm Variety of stalls, beer festival and hot food. Light switch on Saturday 6pm. Parking at Clare Country Park car park or Stour Valley School on Cavendish Road Tel: 07887 762872 or 01787 277100

Sat 30th Children: The Nutcracker Quay Theatre, Sudbury CO10 2AN 12.00pm & 3.00pm Tickets £10, Under 16’s £7 Tel: 01787 374745 Sat 30th Concert – The Black Feathers St Peter’s, Sudbury CO10 2EH Doors 6:45pm Starts 7:30pm – 9:30pm Advance Tickets £12 / £14 on the door Sat 30th Nayland Choir Concert ‘Jubilate’ St James’Church, Nayland 7pm Tickets £10, under 16’s free available from Nayland Post office. For further information please phone: 07954 334548 Email: Sat 30th Chamberlin Hall Christmas Market Chamberlin Hall, Bildeston, Ipswich, IP7 7FB 10am – 1pm FREE Festive Refreshments on sale. Meet Father Christmas! For more info contact: chamberlin.

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

Sat 29th/Sun 30th Lavenham Players The Village Hall, Lavenham, CO10 9QT Tel: 01787 248599 Email: lavenhamvh@btconnect. com Sat 30th Craft and Gift Fair by Imagine St Peter’s Church Sudbury. CO10 2EH 9am – 4pm. Free Entry Sat 30th Delphi Dinner & Dance Delphi Centre, Alexandra Rd, Sudbury CO10 2RR 7pm – Midnight. Tickets £30 3 course meal with live music. Tel: 07917 850240 Purchase from Tourist Information. Sat 30th 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:

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