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VILLAGE EDITION Hadleigh Community News

April 2012

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TAJ MAHAL TO THE PINK CITY FOR WOMEN V CANCER Fiona Crabtree and Kathy Stapleton, both of Bildeston, are taking on the challenge of Cycling 350km from Agra to Jaipur in northern India in aid of Women V Cancer. Funds raised go to Breast, Cervical and Ovarian Cancer charities. Having been treated for breast cancer recently Fiona says “Having been affected by this has made me very aware of how prolific cancer is. We all know someone who has been touched by it. I don’t think the risks of getting cancer have increased, I think the rates of detecting it have improved so much that more people are living with it, rather than dying of it, because it is caught much earlier. Raising these funds will contribute further.” So training has started, as has fund raising, so if anyone would like to be generous, and sponsor Fiona and Kathy you can either do it on line at www.justgiving/fionaandkathy, ring Fiona at Press Gang on 07881 810710, or drop in to Bank House Stores in Bildeston, where Joan O’Sullivan is organising fund raising for the event. Any sponsorship will be gratefully received and is going to a very worthwhile cause





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This year on Easter Sunday we have a chick hunt. For every ‘chick’ your child finds they can come and claim their chocolate egg from the bar.

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VILLAGE EDITION Hadleigh Community News

Welcome to the Village Edition Community Magazine which is hand delivered to homes during the first week of each month to Bildeston, Chelsworth, Boxford, Edwardstone, Milden, Groton, Whatfield, Monks Eleigh, Elmsett, Hintlesham, Polstead, Raydon and outlying homes and farms around Hadleigh We warmly welcome all your contributions of articles, letters, sports reports, events and photographs, just email or send to the address below and it will appear in the next issue. Deadline for copy is the 19th of each and every month. A total of 7600 copies of the Hadleigh Community News are designed, printed and hand delivered to homes by our own staff.

To contact us just ring Kelvin Avis on 01473 823366 or 07771 644716 email: Keith Avis Printers 68 High Street, Hadleigh, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7 5EF 2

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The Fleece Hotel, Boxford We know it has been long in coming and much anticipated, new Landlords Clare and Jarred Harris will be specialising in traditional English food. The menu reflects our passion for using local produce from local sources and is of course freshly prepared from scratch. We will be sourcing nearly everything from Suffolk - cask ales, lager, meat, vegetables, cider etc. In fact the house beer will be from the award winning ‘Mill Green Brewery’ in Edwardstone two miles away. The Fleece dates back to the 1400’s and was a Coaching Inn situated in the medieval village of Boxford on the highway between Sudbury and Hadleigh. Its origins date back to the wool trade which made this part of Suffolk very wealthy in the middle ages. The Fleece name and sign were symbols of the wool trade/wool merchants, meaning it was quite possible that wool merchants used the Fleece as a trading room. In recent years, under the management of a large Pub Co this historic building was gradually slipping into disrepair and failing to serve the community well. Now The Fleece Hotel has been repaired and decorated restoring the historic character of this traditional Suffolk Inn. There are four public rooms including the Victorian ‘Corder Room’ and atmospheric ‘Guild Room’ upstairs which is available for functions and meals, on the far side of the carriageway will be ‘The Fleece Tea Room’ due to open in April. There are many quiet lanes and footpaths running into the ancient countryside around Boxford, so visitors are welcome to experience the flavour of the area and to eat, drink and be merry at the Fleece, whether they are on foot, bike or car. Opening Times: Mon - Thurs 12 to 3 and 5 to 11, Fri & Sat 12 to 12, Sun 12 to 11 Food Served: Tues - Friday 12 to 2 and 6 to 9, Fri & Sat 12 to 2.30 and 6 to 9 Sun 12 to 2.30 Tel. 01787211183

Hadleigh and District Footpath Volunteers April 2012 Walk Our walk this month will be on Saturday 14th., it will be a circular starting and finishing at Bildeston. We will walk through Hitcham, Brettenham, Kettlebaston, and back to Bildeston. The walk is 9.5 miles in length and is suitable for all walkers, including your dogs. There are some superb views on this walk, and you will find the effort well worth while. Strong shoes or walking boots are recommended, as some of the paths are across open fields and can be rather rough in places especially after ploughing. We also suggest that wind, and waterproof clothing should be worn as some parts of the walk are quite open, and for Suffolk quite high up. We will leave Hadleigh by bus departing from Hadleigh bus station at 9.30am (Co-op side) and will arrive at Bildeston at 9.45am. We will return to Hadleigh by bus leaving Bildeston at 2.20pm. and arriving back at 2.35pm. Further information about this walk, or the other activities of the Footpath Volunteers may be obtained from David Warner (Hadleighs Footpath Warden) on 07749 732941, or E-mail at,

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If you wanted to show the very Best of Suffolk to a visitor – what would you show them? More than likely you wouldn’t be taking them miles away to a castle or beach – you would probably take them on a beautiful local walk, ending up at an unspoilt pub with excellent food, maybe pop into a pretty village with a market in the village square and wander round some real shops and have a coffee in a pretty cafe. These are the things that really make our area so special, and we are rich in them. We may take this all for granted but for visitors to the area it is a real eyeopener and these little things are the main attraction for visiting the area. But where can they find out where all these interesting places are? Where can you promote a walk as well as a pub? has been created to promote the Best that Suffolk Has to Offer. It is free for anybody to enter their place or promote their area. Every entry can be ‘commented’ on or this comment facility can be used as an ‘event calendar’ for places which have a diary of events. The entries are Completely Free but will be closely vetted for suitability in order to show only the Best and most Interesting things to do and see in Suffolk. The website automatically calculates the distance of every place entered from the Location the visitor wants to find out about – very clever ! Because for a visitor who knows nothing about Suffolk this becomes a ‘Map of Interest’ rather than unknown place names. And of course that visitor may be somebody just a few miles away who never realised just what you have to offer. So if you have a service, activity, shop, pub, restaurant, vineyard, museum, stately Home or favourite walk that people and especially Visitors to Suffolk will be excited about, then let’s put Suffolk on the Map and get our name out there. Please talk to Mark or Millie about this if you are interested but not web savvy on 01787 211 115



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A New Community Choir for Hadleigh Can you sing? Would you like to sing with us? A new community choir (male and female) for the people of Hadleigh and surrounding districts is seeking people who would like to sing with a choir and give public performances at which funds will be raised for charity and other good causes. Our aim is to be serious about singing and performing while at the same time encouraging a friendly and supportive environment where all members can enjoy the company of like-minded people. The style of music will be popular and light and the repertoire will range across many eras. The first meeting of the new choir will be on Wednesday 25th April at 7:30 pm in the Town Hall Dining Room (opposite the Ram pub). Entrance will be free and is open to all adults over the age of 16 who would like to learn more about joining this new choir. For more information call 01473 824033 or email:

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Firstly I would like to thank everyone who participated in our Dr Lewinn’s facial day on the 15th of March. It was a great success and we are thinking of doing it again later in the year – so watch this space. Secondly, I would like to introduce you to our PHARMACY REWARD SCHEME - and before you stop reading let me reassure you that it does not involve unsolicited emails or the internet or anything which could possibly breach your confidentiality. It is simply a way of saving money every time you spend money in Mill Pharmacy. If you would like to know more about it come and talk to me or one of the staff at the pharmacy and we will be happy to discuss it with you. Meanwhile, I have tried to answer some of the questions you may have below. WHY SHOULD I JOIN? Our Pharmacy Reward Scheme offers you a loyalty scheme which offers you better value than the multiples and other competitors. It offers you a reward return of 5.2% which is higher than the Boots Advantage Card (4%) and Tesco Club Card (1%). HOW DOES IT WORK? Ask the Pharmacy Counter Staff for a Reward Card. For ever £3 you spend (excluding prescription charges) you will receive a free stamp. So if you spend £6 you receive 2 stamps. As we give you three FREE stamps with each card you will only require 19 stamps to complete the card. Upon completion the Reward Card can be used as a voucher worth £3 off your next purchase. REMEMBER…….. You will not qualify for a stamp if you spend £2.99 …you need to spend £3. Stamps are non-transferable between cards and change cannot be given should a completed Reward Card be used on an item less than £3. So you see there are no catches. It is just our way of saying thank you for shopping with us.

Barry Norman On the 25th February 2012, we sadly lost dad, Barry Norman, 71, beloved grandad, great-grandad and the loving husband of belated Yvonne, who peacefully passed away after 2 months of grief and many years of ill health in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn. We would like to thank everyone for their kind support, for the attendance at his funeral on 9th March, and to anyone who donated to the chosen charity, C.O.P.D. Nurses (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) – these honourable nurses did a lot for him; their help was hugely appreciated! Thank you. ‘Mum and Dad Reunited Again’ Shane & family and Sonia & family

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Hope and Glorious Vintage - Beautiful Vintage Crockery Hire Hope and Glorious Vintage was created by two local mums who both had a love of all things vintage although this was mainly confined to subjecting their family and friends to their styled parties. The idea to launch Hope and Glorious Vintage came about after a vintage tea dance fund raiser was proposed to help raise funds for their local school, it became apparent quite quickly not only was there an interest in the event but more importantly there were enquiries as to how people could incorporate a vintage style event for their own occasions. It may seem daunting collecting and rummaging around charity shops and raiding the family crockery stocks. It could be fun but you may be surprised how hard it is to find good quality crockery at reasonable prices it seems that the whole world has got there before you, they know as they have been there. Melissa and Sharron believe that whatever Vintage event you decide to hold you should have the most beautiful crockery and accessories to help create that memorable event. There are a number of companies who can offer vintage crockery hire but H&G pride themselves on offering a complete package to ensure any event achieves the complete vintage look. They offer a wide range of crockery from gorgeous mismatched cups & saucers to beautiful coordinating wedding sets and they have now expanded into adding themed accessories to add that magical vintage feel. Whatever event you are thinking of holding you can add that Vintage touch to your birthday parties, anniversaries, christenings, dinner parties, hen parties, graduations and weddings. Why not consider adding a vintage cocktail party or candy bar to your next event. They also know putting these events together can be stressful so to make your events more enjoyable they offer a set up and clear down service and they will even do the washing up! 'Like' us on our facebook page to be entered in to our competition to win an afternoon crockery hire for 4. To book or discuss hiring their crockery and accessories then call 01449 741193 and speak to Melissa or Sharron or you can view their website and crockery @

“Just Coasting Along�: Hadleigh man launches Chauffeur-Driven Guided Tours with Iceni ofJourn youey have probably Tours

Most seen Hatfield Sit John back, relax ... See Suffolk ... around Hadleigh. Until last year...andhe was one of the let Iceni Tours personally chauffeur with a tailor-made, chauffeur driven, you on a guided tour of Suffolk’s glorious town’s hardworking postal workers. But now he’s Heritage Coast and Areas of Outstand guided tour. ing Beauty. gone back to his entrepreneurialNaturalroots and You Guide ...We Drive. launched a new business bringing together over Our spacious, air conditioned, 7-seater vehicle will take you on a leisurely journey twenty years’ of experience, passion and around Suffolk, taking in the sights and sounds of this beautiful and picturesq ue knowledge of the Suffolk coastline (although he county. still lives in Hadleigh). We will collect you and your party from any Suffolk address, bus or train station John’s company, Iceni Tours, has been set up to and return you there, following a memorable day, where time is yours. provide chauffeur-driven guided tours of both the well-known and the less remarked-upon elements of Suffolk’s beautiful coastline – with both the corporate hospitality and a general market in mind. John said “having set-up IceniaToursnumber of 0770 967 4514 www.iceni-tou businesses in the past that took me far away from Suffolk, I was keen to offer a service that +%'0+61745 actually kept me in the county and allowed me to offer something unique to business and individual customers alike. I was amazed to discover that nobody was offering chauffeur-driven guided tours along the 40-miles of our beautiful coastline. That is some gap in the market!� Iceni Tours’ basic proposition is an eight-hour long flexible tour, tailor-made and with a specific commentary focussed upon the clients’ particular interests. Making use of the very latest iPad technology, clients can both visit sites of interest and gain extra background information about them from both John and his database of information. Iceni Tours only uses modern seven-seater air-conditioned vehicles aimed at giving clients the perfect experience of the Suffolk coastline and all it has to offer. So if you – or your friends and family when they visit Suffolk want to see our coastline from new perspectives, why not contact John at email or call him on 0770 967 4514 or 01473 808826. For more info. please go to We offer flexible, tailor-made tours that take you to the destinations you want to visit, based on our experience of more than 20 years travelling and exploring the area. Your driver and guide for the day will complete the picture with a commentary that highlights points of interest and reveals some of Suffolk’s many secrets.



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Forever young with Feathered-Legged Chickens FULLY INCLUSIVE LONDON SHOWS Tues 3 April Wed 16 May Sat 19 May Wed 23 May Wed 30 May Sat 9 June Sat 9 June Tues 19 June Thur 28 June Thur 28 June Sun 22 July Sun 22 July Thur 27 Sept

Mousetrap..................................................£66.60 Les Miserables ...........................................£64.50 Wicked .......................................................£64.50 Singing In The Rain ....................................£70.00 Sweeney Todd ............................................£61.50 We Will Rock You ........................................£60.00 Chicago......................................................£54.00 Jersey Boys ................................................£54.50 Billy Elliot ...................................................£54.50 Phantom Of The Opera...............................£57.75 Shrek .........................................................£64.50 Thriller .......................................................£54.50 Dreamboats & Petticoats ............................£45.00

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SPECIAL EVENTS All prices below are for adults - please enquire for OAP and child prices Fri 25 May Chelsea Flower Show (Inc.).........................£74.00 Sat 26 May Chelsea Flower Show (Inc.).........................£74.00 Tues 5 June Warner Bros Tour “Making Of Harry Potter” (Inc.) £49.50 Sat 16 June BBC Gardeners World (Inc.) .........................£51.25 Thur 21 June Ladies Day At Ascot (Inc.)...........................£62.00 Sat 7 July Hampton Court Flower Show (Inc.) .............£54.00 Sat 7 July Cromer “Seaside Special” (Inc.) ...................£39.50 Sun 8 July F1 Grand Prix @ Silverstone (Inc.).............£155.00 Thur 19 July Bletchley Park (Inc.) ....................................£44.00 Wed 25 July Sandringham Flower Show (Inc.) ................£31.50 Sat 18 Aug Cromer “Seaside Special” (Inc.) ...................£39.50 Sat 18 Aug Buckingham Palace & Afternoon Tea (Inc.) ..£58.50 Sun 26 Aug London “Eye” & Cruise (Inc.) .......................£55.00 Mon 27 Aug Mississippi Paddle Boat (Inc.)......................£28.00 Sat 22 Sept Buckingham Palace & Afternoon Tea (Inc.) ..£58.50 11/12/13/14 Oct Knitting & Stitching Show (Inc.)...........£34.00

SENIOR SPECIALS IN LONDON Wednesday 23rd May River Thames Cruise, Carvery & ‘39 Steps’ (Inc.) £65.50 Thursday 14th June Kensington Palace, Carvery & ‘Legally Blonde’ (Inc.) £70.00

Concerts at Newmarket Racecourse An Afternoon or Evening of Top Class Horse Racing, Followed by Quality Musical Entertainment

Saturday 9th June: McFly - £43.00 Friday 29th June: Madness - £54.00 Saturday 25th August: Steps - £43.00 Bookings Now Being Taken For Co-Op Juniors Christmas Spectacular @ Snape & Thursford Christmas Special A deposit is all that is needed to secure your tickets Please Call 01473 823243/212521 For Further Details

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The legacy of the recent, inspirational production of Forever Young at the New Wolsey, is a fierce determination to follow the ageing cast’s example and stay young at heart at all costs. The members of Fidelis in the audience agreed that this unusual music drama, which includes several familiar songs, magic, Shakespeare, some endearing slapstick plus volumes of humour, was more effective than any anti-ageing pill or treatment. A firm date in the Fidelis diary if it returns. Battling the elements the Fidelis Lunch Bunchers were relieved to seek sanctuary in an old cattle byre at Hall Farm in Stratford St Mary. Happily, there was not a trace of cows, hay or farmyard smells as this lofty outbuilding has been transformed into a warm, welcoming Café Restaurant with magnificent views over the Dedham Vale and the adjacent working farm. Once inside, an aperitif and a glance at the mouth-watering menu soon put everyone in a foodie mood. A fantastic range of delicious dishes, which are home made or hand made using seasonal, predominantly local produce, meant there was something for everyone including the vegetarians. The friendly personnel gave the ladies attentive service at a comfortable tempo. New lambs gambolling in the fields outside and a variety of unusual feather-legged bantams peering through the picture windows only added to the convivial rural atmosphere. When the diners had sampled the cuisine and visited the adjoining Farm Shop they could fully appreciate why both establishments were the proud recipients of several prestigious awards. Jan Devey

‘It's The Mutz’ Dog Walking Service Hi, my name is Nic Carter and I am starting a dog walking service called ‘It's The Mutz ‘. I am fully trained in dog interaction and have several years experience in handling dogs. I have an enhanced CRB check. A fully insured service is offered for your peace of mind. I am trained in canine first aid to ensure the well being of your dog whilst in my care. My location and style of working will ensure that all dogs will be well exercised, stimulated and most importantly, they will have had lots of fun during their time with Its The Mutz. I offer a free, (no obligation) consultation meeting to get to know you and your dog and to discuss what you would like from It's The Mutz. Additionally I offer a free walk to build your dogs trust in me. My rates are inclusive of pick up, travel time, walking and a settling down period at drop off, (i.e. towelling down on wet days etc) and an average walk time per dog is 1 hour and costs just £8. Costs are subject to flexibility upon discussion. For example, offers available for full week bookings and group (maximum of four dogs) walks. Other services are available upon request such as over night / holiday stays/ day stays and home visits for other small animals - just ask. Please visit my website for more information at or feel free to call me on 07886124698 / 01473 827481 or e-mail me on

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Ebony’s Blog My life at The Shelley Centre Looking at the Calendar I can’t believe that Easter is upon us and the winter gone: perhaps it’s because I’ve been so busy! With my circuits being well warm from working hard with Riders, during my cooling off rest, I’ve been mulling over the work of the RDA with special groups and the word “Autism” comes to mind. Researching through the RDA system I came upon some interesting reflections which I would like to share with you. Rhoda Young, an Advanced Occupational Therapist, wrote the following “I am an Occupational Therapist and also a British Horse Society Advanced Instructor. I have previously worked at the Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy where I gained my diploma in Equine Assisted Therapy. I am a true believer that horses are a catalyst for change. One rider, with Autism, has found the horse has enabled him to communicate to us just how able he can be, and as a consequence of this his mother is less hands-on with him. Equine Assisted Therapy is a unique and powerful medium that helps individuals to reach their full potential.” Interestingly, another helper has also written about an Autistic rider, which follows: “I am side walking a profoundly Autistic teenager. Though I have accompanied him many times, he doesn’t acknowledge me. He avoids looking directly at any of the helpers. He is tense and stiff as he starts his ride and pulls at the pony’s mane. I attempt to release his hold on the pony – and he grabs my thumb in a vice-like grip. Gradually, he absorbs the pony’s rhythmic gait and begins to relax. He lets go of my hand. I talk to him, encourage and praise him. But I still don’t exist. I am in my world. And he is in his. I continue to look up at him – and smile. Quite suddenly he looks at me – eye to eye. Though his expression does not change, he slowly raises his hand and gives me a thumbs-up. For just a few seconds we share the same world. I wish my rider knew the sheer joy that moment gave to me. Perhaps he did know.” Yes, I know, a bit sombre for Easter isn’t it but, many of you reading this may well identify with the above and I hope from this gain an important insight into the serious side to RDA, The Shelley Centre, and the work of our Horses, Ponies and Volunteers. Do have an enjoyable Easter as well as eating your chocolate eggs! Oh! If you have overindulged, why not join us for the Sponsored Walk starting and finishing at the Centre on Sunday 6th May? Contact the Centre for further details of how to join us; we’d love to see you. Website: Tel: 01473.824172

Famous Bricks After the last Fidelis meeting none of the attendees will ever feel the same when they look at The Deanery, the Hadleigh Branch of Barclays Bank and several other prestigious UK landmarks. It was Peter Minter of Bulmer Brick and Tile Company (BBTC) who brought about that change during his fascinating talk entitled ‘Famous Bricks’. Having outlined the logistics of producing hand made bricks, Peter then illustrated the various uses for his bespoke building blocks. The Deanery, Hampton Court Palace and St Pancras Station were just a few of the many challenging restoration assignments undertaken by his long established family business based in Sudbury. As their expertise is in the bricks rather than the actual construction it was not surprising that they were rushed in to advise and ultimately salvage the outside of the local Barclays Bank when its historic façade was being vandalised during a cleaning exercise by nonprofessionals. After careful and tactful consultations with Peter, work continued in a more sensitive vein thereby saving the remaining bricks. The BBTC also has its name on various parts of The Deanery as their custom made bricks were unobtrusively used in its restoration. The talk certainly whetted the group’s appetite for their tour of the plant in Sudbury in April.

GSOLICITORS IBBONS Howard with Mitzi, Heidi and Tilly So many of you enquire about Mitzi, Heidi and Tilly. They are all very well indeed and appear here having been rather mischievous. I mentioned in my last column that I had seen “The Iron Lady” having not been to the Cinema for many years. Close on the heels of that film I found myself watching “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”. I really enjoyed my evening; the film had so many well known people appearing in it. The film was set in India where I have been fortunate enough to go on several occasions. I arrived in Bombay from the QE2 and then more recently I stopped at Cochin in the South of India. Having seen the hustle and bustle in the film, I felt that I would like to go to India again. A visit to the cinema in Ipswich is £5 on a Tuesday. The nature of my work causes me to be found at my desk at all hours. I do though like to have the odd outing. If an unusual local venue is mentioned then I will put it on my list to explore. You may not know that Sudbury is a major silk manufacturing centre. One of the producers is Vanners and they supply silk for dress makers in London for ties and such like. The factory has an outlet shop which is on the road that brings one around the back of Sudbury towards St Gregory’s Church. The shop is open on a Thursday and Friday. My mother and I and a good friend spent a happy hour or two buying some very reasonably priced ties and silk handkerchiefs. An excellent place for presents. We roundedoff the afternoon with a cup of tea and a cream scone in The Mill Hotel in Sudbury. Things never seem to stay the same in Hadleigh. We all enjoy a visit to Buy Right. I was sorry indeed that as Morrisons is going to be under the same roof, the traders around the edge of the store are to go. I very much hope that our beloved shoe mender and motor factor will re-locate locally since it is so handy to have them on our doorstep. When someone dies, one may require a Grant of Probate. A Probate is a document to prove that the Personal Representatives are those properly entitled to collect-in assets in an Estate. In order to be able to obtain that Grant, one has to have made a return of assets of the deceased since the position concerning Inheritance Tax will have to have been resolved before the Grant is issued. Do let me know if you need assistance in dealing with such matters. Howard Gibbons

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A good News story at last ! In the midst of all the economic doom and gloom a local company has managed to beat the big boys hands down in getting bookings for local Holiday Cottage owners. The Grove Cottages – – managed to achieve an amazing 97% occupancy for its top cottages and an average of 83% for all of the cottages it represents. In a tough economic climate and when the Big Agencies are all ž empty The Grove Cottages has kept its owners cottages buzzing along. Tourism is one of the most important industries to rural Suffolk and success like this helps a multitude of our local shops and businesses. This is Good News as the company is looking for a handful of interesting new cottages to handle and would be happy to hear from you if you have a wonderful or really unusual Holiday Cottage Project. Just call Mark on 01787 211 115

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Q&A: With Hadleigh Audiologist, Michael Shade Q. How many people have hearing loss? Research suggests that 1 in 6 people in the UK experience hearing loss, but only a small percentage of people actually seek help. This figure is high for a number of reasons but because hearing loss is generally the result of advancing years, admitting you don’t hear as well as you used to is almost conceding you are getting old. It’s made worse because there’s still a belief that hearing aids don’t work very well, whistle all the time and are big and ugly – though nothing could be further from the truth. Modern hearing aids are much smaller than they used to be and in some cases almost invisible in use and because of digital technology the quality has improved in leaps and bounds. Q. If you have a hearing loss what can be done? The first thing is to make an appointment for a hearing test. The audiologist will check if you have hearing loss and will advise, if appropriate, on the sort of hearing aids you might use to give positive improvement. They will first have checked for any disease of the ear and if necessary refer you to a doctor or specialist. If all is well, in some cases, you can be fitted with hearing aids there and then, in other cases you will have an impression taken of your ear(s) so that the instrument(s) can be custom made to fit comfortably. Q. What type of services do you offer? The company I work for, The Hearing Care Centre, provides a complete hearing care service: assessment, appropriate therapy including tinnitus management programmes, the provision of hearing aid systems and the necessary rehabilitation. We also offer protection for sportsmen, musicians and others engaged in high noise level activities. Really to sum it up ‘anything under the umbrella of hearing’! Q. Where are you based? We are based locally at the Hadleigh Health Centre, however we have 18 centres spread across Suffolk and Norfolk. Our main practice is based in Ipswich Town Centre. Q. Your job must be very rewarding… It is extremely rewarding! I’ve lost count of the number of patients who describe to me how improving their hearing loss has changed their life immeasurably. I am one of the lucky ones who loves their job. Hearing Care Open Days To encourage people to who are experiencing hearing problems to have a hearing test, The Hearing Care Centre is holding a series of ‘Hearing Care Open Days’ in Hadleigh and offering hearing tests free of charge. The Open Days take place on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th April 2012 (9am-5pm). To book your appointment call 01473 230330 or visit

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Craft and Hobbies Exhibition St. Mary’s Church Hadleigh 17th - 18th November 2012 We would like to hear from you if you enjoy a hobby or craft that you would care to share with others, and help raise money for yourself and St. Mary’s Church in the process. At a previous event we had many exciting and interesting exhibits, including a restored Mini Cooper, an Aston Martin, a sailing dingy, quilting, jewellery, needlecraft, wood turning and pottery. Whatever your passion we would love to hear from you! To register your interest please contact Jim Wilding 01473 822550 07934535776, Sue Wells 01473 823376, Jane Haylock 01473 827752 or St. Mary’s Parish Office 01473 824987.


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Concert in Layham Church The Friends of St Andrew’s Church Layham were established in 2011 as a registered charity. The object is to enable members of the wider community in Layham and beyond that do not necessarily worship regularly in the church to nonetheless support the work of maintaining the fabric of the building which occupies such a prominent position in both the village and that area of the Brett Valley. As their first fund raising event of 2012 they are arranging a concert to take place in the church on Saturday 21st April starting at 7pm. The ticket price of £15 (£12 for Friends) will include a drink and refreshments during the interval. The music will be provided by Maria Camahort and Lucy Driver a flute and guitar duo who both graduates of the London Guild will play a mixture of mainstream classical music by Bach, Schubert and Poulenc together with a selection Spanish music which is their speciality. The concert will end around 9pm. If well supported this concert could prompt a return to the regular series of concerts run in Layham church during the 80s and 90s. Tickets can be obtained from Alison Dunn at Moat Hall Lower Layham IP7 5RB 01473 824353 cheques payable please to St Andrew’s Church Trust

Kenneth Moran 1945 - 2012 Linda, Claire and Karen would like to thank family, friends and acquaintances for their kind words and sympathy cards following the loss of Ken, all who attended his funeral and the ladies at Hadleigh Baptist Chapel for the lovely food and beautiful flowers. It was wonderful to see the Chapel so packed! Also a big thank you for all the donations made, £260.00 was raised for Woolverstone Wish in Ken’s memory.

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Dear Sir Congratulations to Hadleigh's professional drummer George Double for initiating the Hadleigh Jazz Club. What a triumph to attract Derek Nash, the vibrant and versatile leading British Saxophonist and his ensemble to Hadleigh. It was a brilliant evening, heavily oversubscribed, in the Town Hall dining room. Bags of atmosphere. Well done George for good marketing and excellent organisation. I can't wait for the next session - Tina May on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th April. Roger Young

Dear Sir So then, I hear that Morrisions are taking over the Buy Right site by Christmas - What a great result and hopefully they will bring a petrol station at competitive prices with them as well. But, where have all anti-supermarket brigade gone? No petitions, no rallies, no comments in Hadleigh Community News - very strange. Also I hear rumours that Edwards is going to be a Waitrose store - that's 2 new supermarkets in Hadleigh and still no uproar. Maybe they just were just Anti Tesco and Waitrose is a bit posher for the Earl Grey drinkers of HadleigI for one can't wait for all this choice and competitive pricing that is coming and of course if you don't like progress there's always the Estate Agents you can visit. Mr Parker

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Dear Sir We would like to express our sincere thanks to the unknown good Samaritan from Kersey who transported our friends, from Bedford, who had suffered a serious motor breakdown, in the late afternoon of 7th March from Hadleigh Tyre premises to our home in Shearman Road. Eric & Sylvia

Dear Sir A heart warming story. I recently visited a friend at Ipswich Hospital and on posting my £2.80 into the machine for parking, received no ticket. I hammered on the machine, hoping to release it, but to no avail. A young soldier in camouflage uniform was near by and asked what was wrong. When I explained he said “that’s disgusting” and insisted on giving me the money out of his own pocket so that I could use the other ticket machine. I could not embarrass him by refusing his kind action, so thanked him and said that he was earning his halo. If anyone has heard his end of the story, tell him he is much appreciated and he made my day. A not so heart warming story. Driving recently throughout the Babergh District I noticed where the verges have been moved and brushwood cut back an appalling amount of litter has been revealed. Last year I phoned the Street Cleaning Department to report the same thing and was told they would only collect if there was a dumping in one place, and that it would be covered over by the next summers growth. What sort of officials have we? What sort of people live here? Margaret Laws

Dear Sir Most householders are careful about recycling their rubbish. Why is it then that businesses have only one bin, into which all their rubbish goes? This is then taken to a tip and in the words of an operative collecting bins in the High Street on Monday when I asked what happens to it “it all goes into the same hole”!! Why can’t businesses sort their rubbish like we do? Arthur Jacobs

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Hadleigh High A Specialist Science School High Lands Road, Hadleigh Ipswich, Suffolk IP7 5HU Headteacher: Caroline Gibson Telephone: 01473 823496 E-mail: Website: Headlines by Caroline Gibson, Headteacher Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development at Hadleigh High School We aim to offer our pupils a very wide range of learning experiences which prepare them for all aspects of their life – academic, social, spiritual, moral and cultural. Many of these aspects feature in a range of lessons which they encounter. However, we support this with additional learning opportunities including enrichment activities, school clubs, trips, visits and interactions with people who come with different cultural experiences and perspectives. We want our pupils to be well rounded individuals who have a good grasp of the world in which they live and a high degree of self awareness and empathy for others. Anti Discrimination Workshop This workshop is made available to all pupils in Year 7 every year as we feel it is very important for our young people to consider the impact of racism and bullying. The actor, Michael Clarke runs the workshop to provide pupils with strategies to stop bullying. His monologues include his experiences of bullying and racism as well as the experiences of some of his friends and how this has affected their lives and relationships. Michael has performed at a number of Suffolk schools where he has been very well received. Year 7 pupils were very moved by the experience and participated really well in the question and answer sessions. Some of their views of the experience are shared below: ‘This workshop made good points about the effects bullying has on people when others say something offensive or racist. It also taught me that even when people say something as a joke it can still have a negative effect on someone.’ Max Tate ‘This workshop showed us that some people pick on others because they are different. No-one should be picked on for this, because we are all different in our own way.’ Melissa Whadcoat ‘I thought the workshop was very touching and made me think a lot. The actor made the point carefully through his acting. I found some parts upsetting and sad, but I enjoyed the experience. Thanks for the workshop. I think it will make me and others think before we speak and act!’ Isobel Field ‘It was good as it shows how sad and hurtful bullying is. It also tells us that everyone is different and there is something fantastic about this. We are all special in different ways.’ Charlotte Storrer ‘I thought the workshop was very good. When he told us his story I thought it was disgusting that people can bully in this way. I have learned that in the future if I see something like this happening, I should always tell someone.’ Kenya Gray ‘The actor got the point across. It made people realise how critical racism and bullying can be in someone’s life.’ Mica Bridge ‘I think he got the message across that we should not bully other people, you should not put up with racism and that people actually dislike people who are mean and bully. He made it very clear that none of us should have to suffer from bullying.’ Sophie Woods Box Clever Theatre Visit to Hadleigh Last week we also hosted a visiting theatre company for pupils in years 7-9 to learn about Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ The group performed the play for Year 9 and ran a workshop for some pupils in years 7 and 8. Pupils had seen a film version, but many were more convinced by the live performance. Their responses were very positive and some of their views are shared below: ‘The production made the deep emotions of the characters more clear, This was not as obvious in the film as the audience feel less involved in film than when they are watching a performance.’ Katy Gant ‘I enjoyed the modern approach whilst keeping the original language.’ Hollie Gregg ‘I really enjoyed Box Clever’s interpretation of ‘Romeo and Juliet’. The set and the actors were amazing! I would love to see the performance again!’ Elinor Biggs ‘I thought the version I saw was very innovative and a different way of doing the play. I liked the acting and the props. However, the overall play wasn’t as in as much depth as I would have liked it to be.’ Andrés Grayston ‘It was intense. A great performance! It kept me interested the whole way through.’ Evan White ‘I liked how they got everyone involved and I had a great time studying Shakespeare!’ Georgia Clements ‘Really enthusiastic actors. Everyone was allowed to get involved. It was very good.’ Chloe Read Othello After last year’s successful performance of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, we couldn’t wait to start rehearsing for another performance in the autumn term of next year. This year we are taking on Othello, one of Shakespeare’s tragedies. Last year students gained confidence, improved their drama technique and made new friends, so many have come back to perform for a second year. Auditions will be soon, with rehearsals beginning and continuing for the remainder of the school year. German GCSE Day at Suffolk One On Wednesday 29th February a group of seven GCSE German students went on a trip to Suffolk One to take part in a day of fun challenges regarding the subject. The activities were organised by an A-level German teacher, Lisa Proffit. These challenges aimed to help the students to develop skills to help with their GCSEs. 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thank you to Mrs Holmes for organising the day for us. A similar day is being planned for GCSE French students; it is hoped that this experience will prove to be as valuable to the students as the previous. It is also hoped that these trips will strengthen the links between Suffolk One and Hadleigh High” French Exchange Project Currently, the languages department is researching into an exchange partnership with the Collège Marie Curie in Arras, Northern France. Recently, Aurélie Trassy from Arras spent the day at Hadleigh High; she commented that she was delighted by the politeness and hospitality of the students here at Hadleigh. This week Mrs Sibley is visiting the pupils at Collège Marie Curie in France. The languages department is hoping to establish an email- pen friend system between the two schools; this will allow the students to improve their skills within the French language whilst also improving their communication skills. Box Clever Theatre Company Visits On 1st March, Year 9s were treated to a spectacular performance of Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’. This was a chance to see the classic play that they had been studying in lessons come to life in the Sports Hall. The innovative 4 metre high set created by the Box Clever Theatre Company captured the imagination of the students and put an engaging twist on the 16th Century tale. Box Clever then treated some of our AG&T Year 7 and 8 students to an introduction to Shakespeare workshop. These gave the students a chance to explore the works of Shakespeare in a new and interesting way. Netball The Year 7 Netball team have had mixed results this season, both winning and losing their games. One of their most successful victories was their match against Stoke High School where they won 10-0. The Year 8 team have also had mixed results but their best match against Chantry School resulting in an impressive win of 16-2. The Year 9s also did very well, winning the majority of their games. The Year 10 team did well in their area tournament winning 3 out of 5 matches and beat East Bergholt 15-9. Science week In the week commencing March 12th, Hadleigh high school began their science week looking at endangered animals, and the effects our actions are having on our world. Year 8 are visiting Colchester Zoo to continue work on the adaptations or animals, whilst the theme is being continued throughout lessons this week. Maths Challenge Success Recently, Hadleigh took part in the team Maths Challenge at Framlingham High School. A group of four talented mathematicians (two Year 9s and two Year 8s), were placed 8th in the competition, vastly improving on last year’s result. Competitors said they enjoyed ‘using different forms of maths,’ and said the overall experience was enjoyable. We’d also like to congratulate Robert Halls of Year 9 who achieved a Gold award in the written Maths challenge and therefore earns a place in the ‘Grey Kangaroo’ European Competition. This is a fantastic achievement and we wish him the best of luck in the next stage of the competition. Junior Chef Academy Year 10 students, Leon Evans and Josh Lake, have been attending the Junior Chef Academy at Suffolk New College for the past few weeks along with students from other schools. Whilst there, they are taught by a professional chef and caterer, skills and techniques that they will hopefully use in their successful careers! Leon and Josh have been invited to take part in a Graduation Ceremony at the college on Saturday 31st March, where they will be making canopies and putting together a buffet style lunch for parents. Library News We celebrated World Book Day during March. All pupils were given £1 world book day vouchers. These could either be swapped for the specially produced £1 books held in the Library, or used towards a book in participating stores. The book-themed bookmark competition which was run by National Book tokens inspired creativity amongst the pupils and our school winners will be announced shortly. Winners of all the competitions held during our World Book Day promotions will receive a book of their choice. Cross Country Alex Baxter represented Suffolk in the inter-counties cross country championships held in Birmingham at the weekend. He ran well to finish in 153rd position in a race containing 350 of the best runners from all over the country. This is a very creditable performance considering he was up against students who were a year older. In the under 20 event, former Hadleigh High School student Kieran Clements ran extremely well to finish in 3rd position. Year 11 Mock Interviews Recently, the Year 11’s took part in a range of mock interviews. Various employers from outside the school carried out the interviews; they were designed to replicate real job interviews which included a situation question and were each 15 to 20 minutes long. The year 11s could choose the type of job they were interviewed for and these included: teaching assistants, music staff and P.E. teachers. The students also had to prepare a CV and write a letter to apply for the job. One student, Bryony Farrow, said: “The year gained a lot more knowledge of what actually happens in a job interview.” The year group found the process very interesting and helpful and said that they feel they will be more prepared for when they apply for a real job. Sustainable Conference Trip to Belgium From April 18th – April 21st, 5 selected students will be representing the school in Belgium by attending a Sustainable Conference. Pupils will be visiting the City of Ghent and the nearby harbour to see their ways of being sustainable and protecting their environment. Students will also be undertaking other activities including, Swimming, High Ropes Course, Rock Climbing and much more. Students are looking forward to the trip in the upcoming month! Enrichment Day – Friday 16th March Our recent enrichment day was a real success, enabling students to learn in a totally new way. As always, the enrichment day was greatly enjoyed and students benefitted from the opportunities.

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Year 7 Enrichment Day: Year 7 pupils in H,A, and D became interior designers for the day as they planned how they would paint, re-floor and carpet a room of their choice before planning to decorate it with accessories and furniture. This activity was very beneficial to them as they feel that they are now prepared to decorate rooms of their own in the future! Other Year 7 pupils in L, E and I were studying how languages work in order to create their own language. They had taster sessions in Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and Russian which they thoroughly enjoyed. Year 8 Enrichment Day: Year 8 took part in an â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;animal magic enrichment activity day, carouselâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on the 16th of March. This day included one half of the year going to Colchester zoo and the other half staying at Hadleigh High and making a selection of biscuits, money boxes and finger puppets ranging over all of the technology subjects. The aim of the day is for the Year eights to learn about endangered species and animal conservation, ending the day with a whole load of new animal facts and information! Year 9 Enrichment Day: On March 16th Year 9 went on a year trip to the London Science Museum; around 150 students went and they had to leave school at the early hour of 07:00am. The idea of the trip was to teach the Year Nines all about the three applied sciences; this included all topics from space exploration to human and animal anatomy. Each of the groups got to see a presentation ran by the Science Museum about rocket ships. There is an interactive zone in the museum which is enjoyed by all visitors, given the chance to get interactive with science and join in some really fun activities (such as launching a mini rocket). With an early start the year nines were bound to be tired on the coach ride home! Year 10 Enrichment Day: On Friday, March 16th 2012, Year 10s had been planning the School Fete that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re organising for Saturday, May 12th 2012. On the day, students were split into 6 of their chosen departments; Finance, Marketing, Special Events, Fundraising, Operations & Logistics and Hospitality. Each group focused on specific aspects that are required when organising a large community event. Students enjoyed the day very much as they felt they had developed many skills for the future!

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Snape Maltings: On Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 52 students and 7 teachers were fortunate enough to be able to perform at the Snape Maltings Concert Hall to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Schoolsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Music. Members from Hadleigh High participated in the week - long Celebrations which brought schools together from across Suffolk. Altogether, approximately 1500 pupils from 50 schools had the opportunity to perform every kind of music imaginable â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all ages and all abilities were brought together in this musical extravaganza. Both students and teachers thoroughly enjoyed the experience and performing in one of the best concert halls in the world and wish to have the same opportunity next year!

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Battle of The Bands: Many students have signed up and formed bands to take part in the Battle of the Bands competition within school. Some members of staff have grouped together to form a staff band which is taking part in the competition too. The competition takes place every Friday lunchtime with the final being held on the penultimate day of term. Both staff and students are looking forward to the final! During the last week of term, the Music Department will also be organising a Music Week in which students will undertake musical activities during form time and within lessons. Hairdressing Showcase: On Thursday 23rd February the Hairdressing pupils at Hadleigh High particpated in a Showcase event. The theme was to create a Hair and Beauty Prom image to an audience of family and friends. Models were required to show their Prom look on the catwalk then pupils work was assessed by visiting judges from Suffolk New College and the Hairdressing industry. 1st place Kayleigh Willams - Hadleigh High 2nd place Laura Braund - Hadleigh High Joint 3rd place Holly Dann & Ellie Ord - East Bergholt High School. Tesco Vouchers 2012 The Tesco â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vouchers for Schools and Clubsâ&#x20AC;? scheme for 2012 is now up-and-running. Over the years, we have been able to use the vouchers that we have collected to buy computers, printers, cameras and other equipment that has been widely used by our students within school to improve their learning experience. Please help us to buy more valuable equipment this year by sending us your vouchers, and ask your friends, neighbours and other family members if they have any vouchers to spare. Thank you very much.

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News from The Station In last month’s Community News I talked about the increase in break-ins to sheds and garages in Hadleigh. Since writing that article, we have been assisting our CID colleagues with enquiries into the burglaries. This crime series was isolated to three roads in one area of the Town, in a short space of time. We had countered these reports with stepped up patrols coupled with a crime reduction initiative and house-to-house visits. As a result of the investigation, four persons have been arrested and we have recovered items that have been linked to some of the victims. Enquiries are ongoing and the four detained people are currently on Police bail. During this same period we have also experienced another spate of arson offences whereby various premises have had their bins set a light. The investigation into these arson attacks is on going, and we are exploring any links to previously reported crimes to see if a pattern is forming, and to maximise any identification leads. Whilst some may view bin fires as a harmless crime, fire always carries the risk of spreading very quickly and a small fire can soon cause thousands of pounds worth of damage, and can endanger lives. Arson is not a victimless crime, and it is extremely serious. Anybody with any information is urged to contact Suffolk Police, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Your call could not only prevent further offences occurring, it may also save lives. Remember, you do not have to leave your name or number when phoning Crimestoppers. In other news, I have been addressing concerns with different sections of the community with regards to our streetlights. You will be aware that earlier this year Suffolk County Council started turning off streetlights after midnight as part of efficiency saving measures. The effect of this has caused concerns amongst some of you that we may see a rise in crime and disorder in places where there are no lights. There is no evidence to suggest at this time that crime has risen after midnight. All cameras in the vicinity of the CCTV cameras will remain on, and lights close to major junctions and crossings will also be left on. I will be touring the unlit areas with representatives from the Town Council so that they can see first hand how the lighting has changed, and we are in contact with the County Council over the matter also. The diversion at the top of Lady Lane continues to be a popular subject amongst the public. Suffolk County Council will not change the diversion route; it will remain in its current format until the works on the A1071 are completed in May. We are working very hard with the business users on the Industrial Estate and the Chamber of Commerce in an effort to ensure the roads are kept clear and safe. We are fully aware that this is not always the case, but also have to stress that this is an Industrial Estate, and there are other routes on to the A1071. Please remain patient whilst the works are in progress, but do call us should you perceive there to be an obstruction through the diversion. We still receive a high level of found property at the Police Station. Some of the items handed in are of high value, others of sentimental value. Recently a member of the public has handed in a digital camera, found in the Hadleigh area. There are pictures on the camera of a family event, so I am sure the loser would be desperate to regain possession. If this is yours, please contact us at the Police Station. Finally, we give a warm welcome to another new member of the team. PCSO 3247 Hannah Creasey has recently joined the Babergh East Safer Neighbourhood Team and she will be assisting Julia and me in the Town. Hannah worked for Suffolk Police in our Control Room prior to taking up her new role, and was a member of the Special Constabulary. She will be an asset to the Town, and is looking forward to meeting you in the future. Until next time, Matt, PC 1455 Paisley Telephone: 101


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Michael joined the Boxford Parish Council in 2007 whilst working full time as a owner/driver running his own haulage business. It was very soon apparent that he was going to be an asset to the council. He became proactive very quickly in trying to do the best for the parishioners of Boxford. His many tasks over the last four years have included completely reinstate a long and wide Bridleway/footpath with the help of a parishioner and his digger, giving up just one of the many weekends that followed. Successfully repairing two major footpaths biannually with his gang of “you will help me won’t you” volunteers, ensuring all materials and tools were ready for the job to be done and saving the parish Council several thousands of pounds. Michael has also been instrumental in cleaning up the closed and open cemeteries within the village. This work has included cutting back weeds, hedges and trees, spraying where necessary to prevent weeds returning, cleaning moss covered paths, planting 600 bulbs and erecting a beautiful seat for the parishioners to be able to sit on whilst visiting their loved ones. With all of these projects Michael has met the costs involved himself. He has also taken responsibility for regularly carrying out Health and Safety assessments of all the tombstones within the graveyards to ensure they are of a suitable standard and making arrangements for any unstable stones to be fixed without delay where possible. Michael can also often been found scrubbing the war memorial back to its former glory and always in time for Remembrance Sunday, where this year he will lay the wreath on behalf of the Parish Council in honour of our fallen heroes. This unselfish dedication by Michael has again saved a great deal of cost in employing a company to carry out this work. Michael has also cleared up a very large disused play area then sprayed weed killer to restore it to the standard it should be and continues to regularly monitor it to ensure the standard is maintained. Whilst carrying out many of the above tasks, Michael has also enlisted the help of his good wife who has been of great support to him and we take this opportunity to thank her for this. For many months, Michael has also been liaising with Suffolk County Council in trying to improve safety within the village by creating safer parking and passing places along a busy, often bottle necked street. Yellow lines have recently been installed so hopefully all this work will achieve a safer area. Michael is now getting his next project underway and by the time this goes public we are sure this will have been another positive result. With the help of the local school and village police officer, Michael is aiming to improve the safety of Children whilst going to school by doing everything possible to put a drop and go system in place enabling some of the parents to free up much needed parking outside the school. This year Michael was elected as Vice Chairman of the Parish Council, a title which Michael truly deserves as he is often approached by many parishioners at all times of the day and night and always does his upmost to get a positive outcome to any problem he is presented with, as yet there has never been a negative outcome. Michael has also proved himself to be an enormous supporter of the local village hall. He gives the Chairman and Bookings Secretary as much assistance as he can wherever it is needed. Michael is a very highly respected councillor and resident of Boxford. We consider him to be Boxford’s very own Action Man. He sees, he does and he conquers! Michael we all think you truly deserve this award!

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At Lower Layham the Great Grey Shrike was still attracting birders to the main pit road. Some came from the London and Surrey area to see this bird. Many of them hoping to take better photo’s than on their last visit. This Shrike has chosen to winter in a more excessablesite than most of the others in the South East area which are on heathland or heath like habitat. The Layham bird looks like it’s putting on weight. This is common in species that migrate long distances. They store fat, some species will double in weight, this will give them more energy to fly to their winter / breeding grounds. Some species may need to build up their fat reserves several times before they get to the breeding/ winter grounds. The Shrike could stay here through until April. Not much else to report for our local patch, only an unconfirmed report of 2 Lapland Buntings with Skylarks along the pit road area on 16th March by three birders looking at the Shrike. If you see anything of interest contact me by email

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The Club held their A G M on 12th March, so it was basically the beginning of a new year and marked changes to the committee. After apologies for absence and the usual business of an AGM the President John Rye, delivered his report on the years’ programme and this was followed by the Chairmans report on the more mundane matters such as the change of venue and the resulting difficulties - namely being unable to locate the light switches so our first meeting had to be held with less than ideal lighting conditions! Having thanked the officers and committee for their hard work and other members who do sterling work for the club, the chairman thanked Carole Burne, our retiring Treasurer, for her hard work over the last three years. Particularly as the expenses have risen significantly, as have the speakers fees making her job something of a juggling act. Thanks were also given to those who man the tea and coffee table. Carole Burne delivered the Treasurers report followed by Carole Cranston with the Secretarys report. It was proposed that the committee be re-elected en bloc with Ruth Smith to replace Carole Burne as Treasurer, this was passed and we welcomed Ruth to the committee. There being no other business; we broke for teas and coffees and the scrummy refreshments supplied by the Committee members (or their wives!) and followed this with an informal questions and answer session on gardening matters old and new and even old versus new. This is basically the gist of Aprils meeting, when we are hoping to welcome potential new members and especially those who may be new or newish to gardening. It’s suprising how many tips may be picked up just chatting to other gardeners. We’re a friendly bunch so do come along. We love to talk about our favourite pastime and if new to the district there really are some valuable tips to be had even down to the suppliers of whatever obscure acticle or service you need. For more information phone Ruth Allen 822323

Quilt Lottery Raises £390 for RNLI Congratulations to Mrs Jane Gales of Upper Layham, winner of the Hadleigh & District RNLI Quilt Lottery drawn on February 24th. Mrs Gales was delighted to receive this unusual and unique piece of craftwork. A total of £390 was raised with the help of Keith Avis Newsagents, The Framestore, Guthrums, The Hair Lounge and, in particular, Plum Green. All these local outlets were happy to sell tickets on our behalf; Plum Green very kindly displayed the item for us throughout the time tickets were available, and our sincere thanks go to them. Our Winetasting evening held at the Town Hall on 24th February proved a great success, raising a total of £736.50. Our thanks to Adnams, Andrews Butchers, Partridges Farmshop, Simon Cook of Smugglers and in particular Mark David of The Cooking Experience for all their support and hard work. Our thanks go to The Bell at Kersey for hosting our Annual General Meeting on 13th March. Upon completion of this meeting, the Committee enjoyed an excellent meal in comfortable surroundings. You may have noticed that the flag is no longer flying on the RNLI Regional Office in Magdalen Road, Hadleigh. The RNLI is undergoing a wide ranging restructure to ensure it is making the absolute best use of the funds the charity raises. As a result, this office has now closed and all fundraising staff will work in a slightly different way than before. However, we would like to let people know that we as a fundraising Branch are still very active in the Hadleigh area and anyone interested in working with our Committee is invited to contact either of the telephone numbers given below. Future Events: We look forward to seeing you at our Brew for the Crew to be held at Canterbury House, Gallows Hill, on the afternoon of Saturday 16th June. Further details nearer the time. We shall be undertaking house-to-house collections in Hadleigh and the surrounding villages in the latter half of May. If you would like to assist we would be delighted to hear from you – please telephone Kate on 01473 823570 or Biddy on 01473 822285.


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News from the Garden Personal Thoughts I seem to have slipped behind my planned programme again, so my main gardening thought at the moment is the question of how I am going to catch up. The second thought is the question of drought and hosepipe bans. I thought the coincidental announcement of the hose ban, and the need to build 32,000 houses per year in East Anglia on the same day was telling. Extra houses must inevitably mean extra use of water, although steps could be taken to minimise this by insisting on providing tanks to collect roof water. Returning quickly to gardening the water authorities view of how useful rain is differs somewhat from that of the gardener. The gardener is interested in how much moisture there is in the top 6" of their garden or allotment soil, whereas the water authority is interested in the water running off into streams and rivers, or soaking down into aquifers. For a given amount of rain the amount usefully retained in garden soil will depend on the type of soil, and how much organic material is in it. Pure sand will be significantly different to heavy clay. The three month running rainfall total that I include is a crude way of measuring how much water is available to our plants. The water authority is more interested in annual rainfall. I normally provide extra water to potatoes, and runner beans plus some shallow rooted plants like primroses and phlox. I guess the hosepipe ban will mean smaller crops from the vegetables, and some hard work carrying watering cans to spot water the few plants that I like growing, but are always a challenge in East Anglia. The experts will advise mulching wherever possible. This can work in a small garden, but in a large garden it is difficult to acquire sufficient material at an economic price. Open Gardens It is a sign of Spring that there are quite a god number of gardens open in April. The ones I have included are selected from the NGS scheme within reasonable range of Hadleigh. I will include others when I know of them. 1st April Woodwards Blacksmiths Lane Coddenham 7th & 8th April Tudor Rost Fingringhoe Colchester 8th April Rosemary Rectory Hill East Bergholt 15th April Blakenham Wodland Gardens Little Blakenham 15th April East Bergholt Place East Bergholt 28th April Larks Hill Clopton Rd Tuddenham St Martin 28th & 29th Olivers Olivers Lane Colchester 29th April Riverside House Stoke Road Clare Weather Records The useful rainfall of January was rather undone by the low rainfall in February when the rainfall was only 13.8 mm (0.54"). This made the 3 month figure 131.6 mm (5.2"), which is just a little bit short of the average. In February the maximum temperature was 15 Cel (59F) which is warm. In 2004 there was a maximum of 16 Cel, otherwise this was the highest back to 2000. The minimum was -9 Cel (16F), which is the lowest since my records start in 2000. In my garden the ground temperature in mid March is 5 Cel (41F), so the ground is beginning to warm up. HintsThis months first hint concerns growing two plants that seem to be a bit out of fashion at the moment. Sweet Peas grown for exhibition require a lot of work with de-shooting, removing tendrils etc. People have forgotten that this is a hardy annual, and like all hardy annuals will grow quite well sown direct in the ground in late March or April. All it needs is something to scramble over to reward you with some nice flowers and for most varieties a beautiful smell. In a similar way when one goes to flower shows one sees fantastic displays of perfect dahlias. These will have been grown from cuttings and stopped, and groomed with much expenditure of time and effort, but one can get a good colourful display of dahlias in the garden by planting dormant tubers in April. Nowadays one can get dahlias in a range of heights to suit almost any position. Both of these plants will appreciate some organic material in the ground, and in both cases you will need to keep a sharp look out for slugs and snails which love the tender young shoots. The second hint is to remind you to treat your Spring flowering plants well. Let the daffodils die back naturally after they have finished flowering, so that they build up bulbs to flower next year. Divide up any overcrowded clumps of snowdrops while they are still green. Prune your early flowering shrubs like forsythia, and Winter flowering jasmine as soon as they have finished flowering Good Gardening, John Rye

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Big Chopper Challenge seeks shooters for charity fundraiser Gun licence holders are being sought to take part in a charity shoot to raise vital funds for a local life saving charity. High Lodge in Hinton, Suffolk, is holding its annual Big Chopper Challenge in April to raise money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance and the event is now open for teams of four to apply. The event, which takes place on Wednesday 11 April, will encompass a clay pigeon shoot where each team member shoots 100 clays. The day will also include lunch and the opportunity to take part in a raffle and auction to raise further funds for the regional charity which provides the air ambulance covering Suffolk. Nichola Whymark, Area Fundraising Manager for EAAA, said: “High Lodge is such a great supporter of the charity. Over the years the team has raised around £15,000 for us which is fantastic. The annual Big Chopper Challenge is always such fun and is a great way to raise money for the charity while enjoying a day out with friends. “The East Anglian Air Ambulance is dependent on fundraising and events like this give us such a vital boost. The money raised ensures that we can continue to get our highly trained doctor and paramedic team to the scenes of incidents where pre-hospital emergency medical care is essential.” For further information about the event or to book your place, which costs £47.50 per person, contact High Lodge on 01986 784347 or visit the website

Local Duo hit the Regent in Ipswich Local acoustic duo Georgette and The Distraction have wowed the judging panel and sailed through the auditions for this year’s Star For A Night. Their prize is being part of this year’s variety show, which showcases the best talent in Suffolk. Georgette Fawley from Nedging and Nic Keeble from Hadleigh, both Music Performance students at Suffolk New College will be playing to a sell out audience at the Star For A Night Concert being held at the Ipswich Regent on Saturday 12 May. The concert raises money for EACH (The East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice) and St Elizabeth’s Hospice in Ipswich. This is brilliant news for the couple who have already had a very busy start to the New Year. They played the New Year in at Bildeston Crown, followed by the Chinese New Year at Barking Fox. They have also entertained at various places including Dance East, The Offton Limeburners and Hadleigh’s Ram in-between rehearsing for their completely different roles of Cinderella and Prince Charming in Bildeston’s recent Pantomine Production. They are now looking forward to a very busy and exciting spring/summer with loads of gigs, private parties, weddings, beer festivals and of course The Regent in May. If you would like to know more about their events, then please visit Georgette And The Distraction on facebook or ring Nic on 07775 937050 or Georgette on 07825 543161 22

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Discounted Membership for Any New Members in 2012! Spring is definitely in the air and we are noticing this as more tennis players appear for the sessions of play. The club has registered three teams for the Ipswich & District Tennis leagues, and we are looking to continue building on recent, successful seasons! Membership fees will be due at the beginning of April, remember to pay early and get a discount. Also, if you are registered with the LTA too, you will be eligible for the Wimbledon ticket draw in May. As an added incentive, any NEW members joining the club this year will get a 25% discount on their 2012 membership fees. (Please note that anyone who is currently, or has previously been a member of the club in the past, will not qualify for this offer). If you are not sure whether you fit in with us, why not come along as a guest and meet us? Guest fees are currently £2 per session and you will always be welcome, bring a friend for mutual support if you like! Hadleigh Tennis club plays on three sessions per week: Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6.30pm to 9.00pm and Sunday from | HADLEIGH PRIVATE HIREpm. 9.30am to 12.00 Following this year’s AGM we are pleased to advise that annual membership fees are being held at £100 for adults and £60 FEBRUARY TAKING BOOKINGS FROM MONDAY 13TH for students, (with a £10 discount if paid before April 30th). have any | 07827 01473 82 83 If84you 011queries 713 please contact us via: or contact Paul Knowles 07747 637147


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Hadleigh Utd U15’s win through to Vase Final Hadleigh Utd under 15 football team have won through to the ‘Ipswich and Suffolk Youth Football League’ Vase final for the second season in succession after an outstanding display against ‘Ipswich Exiles’. Hadleigh Utd FC kindly let the fixture go ahead on the ‘Millfield’ main pitch and the large crowd of supporters were treated to a match that was full of skill and good play from both teams. Hadleigh took the lead midway through the first half with Gareth Wray combining with Tommy Newbigging on the right hand side before the latter squared the ball for Shaun Lloyd to score with a well placed shot from the edge of the area. The Exiles were working hard but the Hadleigh defence were giving nothing away. The Ipswich side who are runaway leaders of Division 2, had not been behind much this season as they boasted an unbeaten league record, and scoring 68 goals whilst only conceding 9 in the process, but behind they were at half time. The second half saw Hadleigh Keeper Darren Bland, pull off a Miraculous save when an Exiles player shot from close range down to his right and somehow Daz managed to push it onto the post before Ryan Bray cleared from under his own bar. This could have been the turning point in the game, as from this Hadleigh broke away and Tommy Newbigging scored when he beat the on rushing Exile’s keeper with a brave header. Ipswich Exiles were pushing to try and get back in the game when the strong running Hadleigh Striker, Louis Hunt-Cole scored a third for Hadleigh that effectively put them through to the Final which will take place on 22nd April against Walsham le Willows at Gainsborough. Thanks must go to the Hadleigh Utd committee for letting us use the ‘hallowed pitch’ and especially to Chris Towell who did some extra pitch preparation for us so that the surface was perfect. HADLEIGH UTD U15 PAINTBALL DAY The boys and some of the parents had a great day Paintballing at, ‘Gunsmoke Paintball’ on 4th February. The money for this was raised by the Tea stall that operates pitchside on home matchdays and was organised by Lyn Henderson. It was the first time Paintballing, for many of the players and I know that talk of a return visit was rife once the 4hr session had finished. Once the ‘War Fighting’ had finished it was of to the team sponsors at ‘HUFFERS’ for food to re-charge the energy levels. Thanks go to Lyn for organising the day, Mekin and all at ‘Huffers’ for feeding us and to all those that help with the tea stall on matchdays: Margaret for serving, and parents for the hot water. Continued support of the stall is essential if ‘player days’ for the future are to be arranged. TEAM BIDS FAREWELL TO COACH ‘SEAN TALMAN’. Team ‘Coach’ Sean Talman leaves us in March to further his coaching credentials with a six month trip to America where he will be coaching with teams in the MLS. Sean helped us for a while last season but has been with us for the whole of the present season where he has helped the team immensely and will be sadly missed. All players, staff and parents wish Sean well on his travels and look forward to seeing him back next September.

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Tel: 01787 210831 Mobile: 07860 230701 Fax: 01787 210787 Email: Aerial Services MJS Aerials ...............................01473 328833 Accountants / Financial Services Burac Accountancy....................01473 826160 Thompson Financial Consulting.01473 828973 Walter Wright ............................01473 822143 Beauty Beauty Rooms ...........................01473 828888 Beauty-licious............................01473 829968 Kirstins Therapies......................07833 088551 Builders / Property Maintenance C.A. Builders..............................01473 824404 Emmersons Builders .................01473 270264 Gant & Nayler ............................01473 827856 L.J. Norman...............................01787 210831 Simon Farthing ..........................07823 333451 T.J. Griggs .................................01473 824315 D.R. Payne General Handyman..01473 823880 G.C. Property.............................01473 823559 Grass To Glass...........................01473 828269 Hadleigh House Care .................01473 829200 H.P.M.........................................01473 823704 Mark Rowland ..........................01787 211687 Eco Sweep (Chimney Sweep) ....01359 232335 BLC plastering ...........................01449 615556 P. Crisp Carpentry......................01473 415727 Keeble Builders..........................01473 310491 Hadleigh Buildbase ....................01473 822318 Kingswood ......07768 976065 / 01473 828854 Hadleigh Heating Service...........07824 594839 B. Cousins Plastering ................07771 645580 Allcutts Carpentry......................01473 658026 Carpets / Flooring A.J. Carpets ...............................01473 822240 Car Sales, Servicing, Repairs & Parts Ainger Holbrow..........................01473 823286 L.S. Eaves..................................01206 262123 Suffolk Rural Enterprises...........01473 652232 Complete Car Services ..............01473 828991 Hadleigh Tyre Group..................01473 827827 Paul Wilding ..............................01473 827272 Rackhams..................................01473 747117 Eurospeed Tyre and Garage.......01473 823172 S. T. Services Simon Tydeman ..07783 033401 Car Wash Valeting .....................01473 827437 Crockatt Garage.........................01473 824342 Kersey Car Sales........................01473 827038 Caterers Cook to Order ............................01473 822518 Child Care, Activities, Goods Birch Farm..................01473 652152 / 652249 Lavender Hall.............................01473 826100 Melanies Minding ......................01473 829449 Cleaners David & June Green...................0800 6951472 Mulberry Maids .........................01473 827338


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Plant Hire Mill Pharmacy............................01473 820136 Hadleigh Hirebase......................01473 828509 Dr Kenneth Wright.....................01473 828976 Sally Mowles Chiropodist ..........01473 822902 Plumbing & Heating Holon.........................................01473 826232 A. Cutts......................................01473 823051 Caring for you Home Services ...01787 379027 Buddha ......................................01473 828581 Home & Ironing Services Gallagher ...................................01473 828806 Press Gang ................................07881 810710 Rowland & Simpson..................01473 823914 Sharon’s Alterations ..................07790 227488 Seager Home Solutions .............01473 824884 Pressed for Time Ironing ...........07746 269223 Spear .........................................01473 829863 Home Design / Improvement Plumbmate ................................01473 810088 Les Hymas Upholsterer .............01473 829337 Roundhouse Plumbing ..............01473 829741 Crabtree Upholstery...................07814 549415 S P Plumbing ............................01473 823912 I.T. and Computer Services Printers Home Computer Services..........0800 4488356 Keith Avis Printers .....................01473 823366 Nick Kotarski .............................0800 7813744 Pubs, Restaurants & Takeaways Birkfield Computers...................01206 298479 Hintlesham Golf Club.................01473 652761 Kennels / Cattery / Pets The Cock, Polstead ....................01206 263150 Rylenes Cattery .........................01473 658747 The George ................................01473 822151 Anne Hemmings Dog Training ...01787 377480 The Kings Head Hadleigh...........01473 828855 It’s The Mutz..............................01473 827481 Grays Fish & Chips ....................01473 823374 Mad About Dogs........................01473 822694 Royal Bengal .............................01473 823744 Hadleigh Pet Supplies................01473 823203 Bildeston Crown ........................01449 740510 Susan Elizabeth Pet Sitting ........07557 132256 White Horse Edwardstone .........01787 211211 Kitchen Fitters India Villa...................................01473 828599 Kingswood ......07768 976065 / 01473 828854 Scrap Metal David Scott ................................01787 282263 Parkwood Autos ........................01473 658605 Languages Septic Tank Emptying French Tuition with Carole .........07905 298595 A.K. Services .............................01473 822694 Leisure Ben Oliver ..................................07971 158610 Hadleigh High Leisure Centre ....01473 824441 Skip / Waste Removal Miscellaneous G. Leeks Skip Hire .....................01473 824256 R.R. Beechener Headstones ......01473 823575 G&L Waste Bags .......................01449 741999 Singing Lessons ........................01473 824833 Solicitors Spokes Cycle Repair..................01473 658529 Gibbons Solicitors .....................01473 822488 Suffolk Marquee Hire.................01473 559978 Storage Mobile Hairdresser Elmsett Storshops .....................01473 822162 Alice Robeson ...........................07855 024422 Taxi/Wedding Cars Mobility Services Beaumont Cars ..........................01473 827096 Hadleigh Mobility Centre ...........01473 823235 Hadleigh Executive Travel ..........01473 828222 Newsagents Town & Country Cars ................01473 828999 Keith Avis ..................................01473 823131 Voyager Travel ...........................01473 828102 Nursing & Care Homes Eco Cars ..........01473 828384 / 07827 011713 Friars Hall ..................................01473 822159 Travel Laxfield House............01787 247340 / 247495 Beestons ....................01473 212521 / 823243 Canterbury House......................01473 824242 Tree Surgeons Painting & Decorating Oakdene Tree Services...............01473 652117 Keith Gardner.............................01473 828574 Eco Systems..............................01449 741255 Simon Farthing ..........................07823 333451 TAKING BOOKINGS FROM MONDAYWeight 13TH Loss FEBRUARY and Fitness DPB Decorators.........................01473 828477 Slimming World ........................08700 754666 J Dunn Painter & Decorator.......01473 828953 Cambridge Diet Val Lord............01449 737113 The Paint Saint ..........................07917 877694 Fun Dance .................................07506 350455 Lindsey Painting ........................01449 741483 Just Peachee .............................07792 334443 Ken Fisk.....................................01449 781625 Window Cleaner Picture Framing Ken Fisk.....................................01449 781625 The Framestore..........................01473 822334


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2 bedrooms G Allocated parking Shared ownership


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4 bedrooms G Garage and drive Secluded rear garden


3 bedrooms Chain free






OIEO £300,000

Extended cottage G Rural location 4 bedrooms G Garden to rear




OIEO £165,000 Good size garden

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£235,000 Downstairs WC



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3 Bedrooms G Well stocked gardens Wealth of charcter

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3 bedrooms Chain free

Hadleigh G

3 bedrooms Chain free


Large garden

Holton St Mary

Hadleigh G

Extended cottage G 3 double bedrooms Additional ground floor shower room

£189,000 G




Elmsett G


2 bedrooms G Allocated parking Conservatory

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4 bedrooms G Large driveway Well presented G


Village Community News, April 2012  
Village Community News, April 2012  

Village Community News, April 2012