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March 2012

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FIT FOR A QUEEN! February 6th marked the sixtieth anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne and St Mary’s Church was packed at a special service to celebrate the event. The service was the brainchild of the Mayor, Penny Cook, and she believed that Hadleigh was the only community in the county formally to mark the event on the day. Civic dignitaries from across the county and personnel from Wattisham Flying Station joined members of Hadleigh Town Council, parish clergy, representatives from organisations in the town and others. Also taking part were children from St Mary’s and Hadleigh Community primary schools. Unfortunately, the bad weather prevented Beaumont pupils from taking part. “It made me very proud that the town was able to show its loyalty to the Queen and demonstrates the affection in which she is held,” said Penny. “I am very grateful to the Dean, church officials and Town Council staff for their hard work to make the celebration possible,” she added. Other celebrations are planned for the bank holiday jubilee weekend including lunch in the street and a 50s dance. Further details will be available later. Hadleigh Town Council has provided a Book Of Celebration for residents and visitors to the town to write messages of congratulations to the Queen. Sheets are available at the Town Council Offices, the Library and in St. Mary’s Church. The completed book will be sent to Buckingham Palace in July.

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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

You’re never too old to Volunteer… Suffolk’s older people have many work and life experiences to share with others and at local charity Age UK Suffolk they are celebrating the achievements of one of their oldest volunteers, 97 year-old Lucy Norman. Lucy became a volunteer telephone befriender at the age of 96 after her husband passed away. When asked why she decided to start 97 year old Lucy Norman (left), a volunteering Lucy said, “I Telephone Befriending Volunteer with just couldn’t stop helping Carol Baker, Age UK Suffolk’s people, I had the time and Befriending Co-ordinator. I wanted to do something useful”. One benefit of being a telephone befriender is that volunteers do not have to leave their home. Lucy telephones an 81 year old lady from Stoke by Nayland once a week for a 20 minute chat, sharing experiences and catching up on what’s happening in the world. She is now celebrating her first complete year as a volunteer with Age UK Suffolk. When asked what she likes best about the role, Lucy replied “I love the satisfaction of hearing someone else’s happiness just through the tone of their voice”. Volunteering helps Lucy forget her own problems and even helps combat her own feelings of loneliness and isolation. Lucy added “Hearing my new friend respond positively is a real motivating factor for me to keep going with this for as long as I can, I am getting so much satisfaction from helping someone else, I would recommend it to everyone”. Michelle Blom, Age UK Suffolk’s Volunteer Officer said “Older volunteers are warmly welcomed into our organisation. We greatly value their understanding and ability to engage with other older people and share their life experiences with someone who was becoming isolated and lonely. Lucy’s enjoyment of her befriending also shows that volunteering benefits both the volunteers as well as our clients.” The charity needs many more befrienders to make visits or telephone calls so that other isolated and lonely people can enjoy companionship. Their challenge for 2012 is ‘You are never too old to volunteer, so why not give it a try?’ Age UK Suffolk has 700 volunteers around Suffolk, but needs many more and there is a range of interesting jobs to do, from charity shops to day centres, or from befriending to fundraising. If you would like to become a befriender or just want to talk about getting involved in volunteering generally, call Age UK Suffolk’s Volunteer office on 01473 298 684 or email them at: volunteer@ageuksuffolk.org

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.

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Men’s Salon hosts a Charity Day for Josh Hadleigh based Men’s Salon ‘James Daniel’ is set to host a charity day to raise funds in memory of local boy Josh Rix, a childhood friend of the salons owner – James Hellyer. Josh had rushed to fly out to Australia after his mother, Judy, suffered a stroke. Tragically Judy passed away just hours after Josh and his brother reached Australia. The day after his mother was cremated; Josh suffered a seizure and died on the 12th January. James Daniel will donate a full days takings from all the services offered at the salon, including haircuts and massages, to the fund set up to contribute towards the costs associated with flying Josh’s body home. Owner, James Hellyer comments: “this situation is truly heart breaking and I can’t even begin to imagine what the Rix family have been through in these past few weeks. The story has shocked the community and I feel it’s important to do something to show our support. Josh and I played sport together as kids and he was a much loved local lad. He will be very sadly missed. The charity day is being held on the 16th March from 8am – 9pm at the James Daniel salon, and everyone is invited to come in and show their support for the Rix family. There is need to book an appointment – simply walk in. James Daniel is situated at the Benton Street end of the High Street, opposite Weavers Spice. For more information please contact the salon on 01473 823616.

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At Mill Pharmacy we wanted to stock a premium skincare range but we with so many available we did not know where to begin. So we decided to look at a country which takes skincare very seriously – Australia. In that country Dr Lewinn’s has been named The Performing Premium Top Skincare Brand for the last unprecedented 11 years. This is hardly surprising as Dr Lewinn’s was a distinguished plastic surgeon working in America whose advice was sought by Hollywood clients on how to improve their skin’s appearance. His response was to produce his own skincare range capable of delivering remarkable results against the visible signs of ageing. He then went to test his products in one of the harshest climates on the planet - Australia- and the results speak for themselves. At Mill Pharmacy we are giving you the opportunity to try out his amazing skincare products .On the 15th of March we have a trained Dr Lewinn’s therapist on our premises all day. You can book up for an hour long facial and skincare advice with her for only £15. If you then wish to purchase any of his skincare range then the cost of the facial is redeemable against the purchase of the goods. There are only a limited number of places available so you need to act fast to book your place. Just bring the cutting below to the pharmacy at the earliest opportunity and hand it to one of the counter staff and they can do the rest. If you are unable to have a facial on the day then do not despair as we will be stocking the entire range at the pharmacy for the foreseeable future and you will have plenty of opportunity to try it later. Taj West is the Superintendent Pharmacist of Mill Pharmacy located next to Hadleigh Health Centre

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Suffolk Firm Enters the Dragons’ Den The location for Hadleigh based Jim Lawrence Ironworks’ latest photography shoot was the infamous Dragons’ Den studio – ‘The Depository’. The Depository in Stamford Hill, London is a 19th century warehouse, with 8000 square feet of vaulted ceilings, original windows and brick walls spread over 3 floors. The Dragons’ Den is filmed on the first floor. Sheena Lawrence commented “Walking up that iconic staircase for the first time was quite exciting – I was glad I didn’t have to pitch to a roomful of Dragons at the top though!” Instead of Dragons the team from Jim Lawrence were met by an eclectic mix of props including giant letters, vintage toys and a ten foot high star! Other celebrities and businesses to use this location include Pixie Lott, Amy Winehouse and fashion house Chanel. Who knows which of the Dragons drives the vintage pedal car between takes… The star of the Depository on this particular day was a humble pendant light. Jim Lawrence’s beautiful new Ava Pendant was such a hit with the ad agency team that it never made it home to Suffolk. Sheena spoke for everyone at Jim Lawrence when she said that it was a great day, but the best part was returning to beautiful Suffolk at the end!

Thankyou The Rix family would like to say thank you to everyone for their kind words and support following the devastating loss of both Judy and Josh. We were overwhelmed by the sheer number of people who packed St Mary’s Church for the funeral on February 14th, proof of how popular they were, and loved by all that knew them. Thank you also for the kind donations to Great Ormand Street and the trust fund for little Alfie Rix.


A chip off the Old Block! Laura Wood is the 7th generation of stonemasons working for “Wood for Stone”. Laura completed her apprenticeship in 2011 and has demonstrated a natural talent for working with stone. With an inherited gift for creative carving she has followed closely in the footsteps of her stonemason father Andrew. Stonemasonry being heavy and hard work most people would probably assume it to be a solely male domain, that concept has clearly been shattered. One of Laura’s first projects was a large memorial in Langham for the USAF to commemorate American servicemen & women. Some newly qualified stonemasons might have been intimidated by such a project but not Laura. Not only did she create a masterpiece but also finished it on time and to the complete satisfaction and delight of the American military attaché in London who presided over the unveiling of the memorial. Laura is now a director of the company but at every opportunity she will get down to that “hands on work” she finds so creative and rewarding. Whilst “Wood for Stone” produce a full range of stonework projects Laura is now established as the Headstone & Memorial focal point and ensures that each project passes her discerning quality assurance standards. In this age of automation it is a comfort to know that traditional skills and handcrafts are still around and being practiced and promoted by old established companies. Only too often we accept lower quality and standards in favour of imported and massproduced work. If it were not for time-honoured companies like “Wood for Stone” this might be the only alternative. Let’s hope that we will always find a place for our traditional craftsmen and their skills. At least Laura is doing her part to keep that British expertise alive! Wood for Stone Stonemasons Ltd Telephone 01206 390003

Showroom Assistants Required We have vacancies for the above position within the business. We would like to employ staff who will work part time for 2-3 days per week to include Sunday and occasional Saturday working. The successful candidate should have a friendly and helpful manner together with excellent computer skills. Previous retail/customer service experience would be helpful but not essential.

Apply in writing to Nicola Halls, General Manager,

Jim Lawrence Ironworks Ltd The Ironworks Unit A Lady Lane Industrial Estate, Hadleigh IP7 6BQ nicola@jim-lawrence.co.uk www.jim-lawrence.co.uk

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Hadleigh & District Twinning Association FULLY INCLUSIVE LONDON SHOWS Tues 3 April Thur 19 April Thur 19 April Sun 29 April Sun 29 April Thur 10 May Thur 10 May Wed 16 May Wed 16 May Sat 19 May Sat 19 May Wed 23 May Wed 30 May Wed 30 May Thur 31May Sat 9 June Sat 9 June Thur 5 July Wed 25 July Thur 27 Sept Thur 15 Nov

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SPECIAL EVENTS All prices below are for adults - please enquire for OAP and child prices Wed 11 April Cadbury’s World (Inc.)........................From £33.50 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 Fri 8 June Brick Lane Music Hall “Diamond Jubilee” (Inc.)£54.50 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 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 11/12/13/14 Oct Knitting & Stitching Show (Inc.)...........£34.00

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Household Cavalry, Carvery & ‘Woman In Black’ (Inc.)£66.00 River Thames Cruise, Carvery & ‘39 Steps’ (Inc.) ......£65.50 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

Friday 22nd June: Madness - £54.00 Saturday 25th August: Steps - £43.00 Please note all our Excursions, Short Breaks and Holidays Pick-Up in Hadleigh For further details on our great value-for money excursions and short breaks, call in to our Office at The Coach Depot, Ipswich Road, Hadleigh

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Friday 25th May - Monday 28th May 2012 This is the weekend that the French Twinning partners of Hadleigh are making their biennial visit. The committee of HDTA is now busy making arrangements to entertain our French friends. We have received their initial list and nearly 60 French people are expected to be on their coach. Although we have several new members this year, we are always happy to have more especially if you would like to be a host. Contact our chairman Peter Matthews 828233 if you would like more details. Prior to their visit this year we are planning one more fundraising event which will be a race night, the date is yet to be finalised so watch the diary dates here.

St Peter’s Church Elmsett Bell Fund St Peter’s Church Elmsett has bought another bell to add to the existing ring of 3. This will enable us to ring more variety of changes and will sound a lot more interesting. Extra framework has to be made and fitted on to the existing frame before the new bell can be hung, which results in a cost of just under £5,500. The order has been placed with, and a deposit paid to, John Taylor’s Bellfoundry to carry out the work during 2012. As part of our fundraising we are holding a BOOK SALE on Saturday 10th March – details below.

Second-hand Book Sale Saturday 10th March 2012, 10.30 am – 3.30 pm In the Elmsett and Aldham Village Hall Well over 1000 books for sale Light Refreshments available all day Proceeds to St Peter’s Church Bell Fund Angela Allen 01473 658191

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Having been traditionally trained locally as an upholster, Craig Crabtree is now offering his services direct to private customers. As well as traditional and modern upholstery Craig can offer the services of all furniture restoration using local QUALITY WORKMANSHIP COMPETITIVE PRICING professionals, including structural FREE QUOTES repairs, veneers, french polishing as well as cane and rush seating FAST SERVICE restoration. Craig will be happy to visit your home to offer free quotations which will include collection and delivery. No job is too small! So contact Craig on 07814 549415 for quality workmanship, competitive prices and a fast service.

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MAJOR P. R. LEE MBE RMP SIB Peter Robert Lee was born in Marylebone, London on 4 March 1929. His parents met at the military hospital on Marylebone Road and had three sons and a daughter. From a young age Peter was keen to join the army. He had an uncle who died in the battle of Gallipoli during World War I, and Peter’s Grandfather Francis Matthews fought in the Sudan with the 21st Lancers under Lord Kitchener. In September 1946 Peter enlisted in the General Service Corps for which his mother signed the necessary papers as he was under 18 years of age. His early army fitness training began at Barton Stacey, Hampshire. On 5 December 1946 Peter was transferred to the King’s Royal Rifle Corps but a year later responded to a recruiting drive to serve with the Corps of Royal Military Police. Peter rose quickly up the noncommissioned ranks to Warrant Officer. He served mainly in the UK, but was also posted to North West Europe and to Germany where he met his first wife, Edith. Later their son Clinton was born in London. Peter’s military career also took him to Kenya where he was involved in the conflict against the Mau Mau. A lasting reminder of this time was a shrapnel blast in the knee. Peter was commissioned into the Special Investigation Branch of the RMP in August 1965 as Captain, and was posted to Osnabruck. Peter also served in Jamaica, Singapore and Malaysia where he was highly valued as mediator between the British Army and the local people whose trust he won by his sense of fairness. In April 1972 Captain Peter Lee was honoured with Membership of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his services to the British Army. In 1973 he was appointed Deputy Assistant Provost Marshall Northern Command SIB UK in the rank of Major. During his time in York, Peter, now a widower, met and later married Jill in September 1974. Peter’s last task was as DAPM Antwerp with the British Army of the Rhine in April 1975. He played a key role facilitating and policing the complex movements of supplies from Antwerp to Roermond using the RMP TA and assisted by the Belgian Gendarmerie. On retirement from the RMP in December 1976 Peter joined Mobil Oil as Security Manager at Coryton Oil Refinery. There was then a serious IRA terrorism threat, and consequent heavy investment in refinery security. Peter’s experience of Royal Protection Duty was invaluable during the Queen Mother’s visit to the refinery in 1979. Peter and Jill moved in 1993 to Hadleigh where Peter became a diligent Secretary of the Royal British Legion. He was passionate about the Poppy Appeal, was a regular contributor to the Hadleigh Community News, and wrote a series of articles describing the strategy of battles on their anniversaries. He became Chairman of the Hadleigh Battle of Britain Association and was a founder member of Hadleigh Probus. Peter had been ill for some years before becoming housebound. Nevertheless, by a superhuman effort he managed to attend the Hadleigh Armistice Day ceremony in 2011. He died on 2 January 2012 and his military funeral was held at St. Mary’s Parish Church, Hadleigh on 27 January 2012. The RMP motto is Exemplo ducemus; by example, we lead – and Peter did.

GSOLICITORS IBBONS Howard and an Ice Cream Sundae It is years and years since I went to the cinema. In fact, the last film that I saw there was “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin”. That was made on location upon the Greek isle of Kefalonia. We used to Summer at a villa on the neighbouring island of Ithaca. At the time it was a delight; unspoilt with crystal blue waters with a breeze and a swell in the afternoon. All of that is a thing of the past. I have always been a fan of Margaret Thatcher. She was in power during my formative years in which time I did much for the Conservative Party. I wanted to see the new film “The Iron Lady” and so took a trip to the cinema in Ipswich accompanied by a small entourage. How things have changed. I was politely told that there was no box and that I had to sit with everyone else. There was no usherette with a torch and no interval; no ice cream. All a sign of these rather perfunctory times. Hence the picture shows me with an ice cream sundae at the Harvester restaurant nearby the cinema - a functional no frills establishment but lovely ices. I watched the feature with great sadness as it looked back at Margaret Thatcher’s life from her current frail state. The opening scene was of Margaret Thatcher buying a pint of milk from a corner shop and fumbling in her purse for the 45 pence that it cost. “The Iron Lady” is a salutary tale that even the best and strongest of us can find ourselves in circumstances where it is very difficult to manage our own affairs. You, my readers know that one really should have in place a Lasting Power of Attorney. We can deal with that now rather long winded process on your behalf. Make an appointment straight away. The Lasting Power of Attorney has to be registered at the Office of the Public Guardian which is taking eight weeks or so. On the subject of cinemas, I do enjoy the odd visit to the Ipswich Light Organ Music Society at the Castle Hill United Reform Church on a Sunday afternoon. There have been some really great concerts. Nigel Ogden from Radio 2 The Organist Entertains and Robert Wolfe the resident organist at the Thursford Collection have given brilliant foot tapping performances. When my chauffeur Frank takes me out in the motor car I do receive salutes of all types from those outside and for which I am very much appreciative. As tea cups chinked from the trolley in the drawing room on Sunday afternoon, the sun was still setting at a little before 6. Those longer evenings are only just around the corner. Howard Gibbons

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Our thanks to regular and new clients for using our services throughout 2011 and we wish you and your animals a healthy and happy new year. Extra celebrations i.e. The Queens Diamond Jubilee and the summer London Olympics makes this year extra busy and no doubt you are planning your short and long haul trips to be taken either soon or later on. If a family member or neighbour is not around to look after your cat, you may need to organise boarding accommodation too. Knowing the strong bond and affection we have for our four legged friends, we at Ryelenes are fully aware that the safety and welfare of your cat left in our care is of paramount importance. We therefore do our very best to satisfy client and cat to ensure both enjoy a stress free break. Information and photos are just a click away on our website www.rylenescattery.co.uk. Please telephone or email for our all inclusive nightly rate as well as arranging a face to face meeting with us and also take in a viewing of the chalets and cattery surroundings. Happy holiday planning and we hope to be of service to you some time during 2012 should the need arise. Carol & George, Ryelenes Cattery, Wallow Lane, Naughton, Nr. Hadleigh Suffolk IP7 7BZ Tel: 01473 658747 email ryelenes@btinternet.com

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Whatfield Players Who Killed the Caretaker? Thursday 29th March, Whatfield Village Hall, 7.00 for 7.30 pm Are you joining us for the murderous goings on at Blunkton-on-Sea Comprehensive School? Our murder mystery and quiz night with supper tickets are now on sale at The Idler bookshop 827752 or can be bought by villagers from Diane 822000 for ÂŁ7.00. Profits on the night will be shared between The Salvation Army and F.I.N.D. - Families in Need. Diane Armour

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Ebony’s Blog My life at The Shelley Centre Brrrrr! Even in my room it’s felt cold but, during the recent snow, looking out through the window it looks so temptingly inviting as I peer across the Brett Valley with it’s covering of deep snow and bright sun shine: so bright and fresh! Well, that is, until Charley and Rupert came into view, looking at me over the fence: with head and legs poking from under their warm coats, white beards and every breath visible: now I’m not so sure. I wasn’t sure whether they were looking at me in envy, or perhaps sad that I couldn’t be out with them: you never know with those two when they’re in the mind for mischief. Unfortunately, because of the snow our regular days have been disrupted which I know has disappointed many Riders. However, in true RDA fashion, two of our maintenance Helpers soon got to us and cleared the road so that Lyn and the Volunteers who look after us could easily get to the Centre to feed and water the Herd. Obviously, with the snow, I had time on my hoofs and decided to surf the Web and read the Centre’s latest Year Book (Copies are available from the Centre). Looking on The Shelley Centre Website I noticed that the Events Calendar for 2012 is now there and one or two interesting items caught my eye, so to speak. On 17th March there is an Antiques Sale at Stoke by Nayland Village Hall between 10 and 3 and if you enjoy the theatre, between 26th and 28th April, at the John Mills Theatre, Ipswich, Mega Brill Productions are staging ‘Two Plays’ for all to enjoy, so don’t forget to mark these events on your Calendar: both will raise funds for the Centre. As for our new Year Book, I’ve taken the liberty of extracting from it a specific case history of one of my Riders to give an example of how the Shelley “Family” is able to help mature Riders (That’s between my ear wigging and gazing through the window across ‘My’ valley). Michelle has Cerebral Palsy, her legs being more affected than her arms. She can walk a limited distance with walking sticks but, spends most of the time in a wheelchair. As a child and young adult she was able to ride a real horse but, can no longer do so and relies on me to help her: she did start with BABS, my companion mechanical horse. However, after six months, Michelle’s balance and sitting symmetry had improved so much that she was able to progress to riding me, being a greater challenge for her because I am more complex in that I emulate a real horse in all ways. Now, when riding me, not only can she walk and canter but, she can also control the reins to turn my head and pull for “Whoa”. It’s wonderful that with my being at Shelley, I am able to help Michelle with her mobility and every-day activities. If by reading about Michelle inspires you, why not download a Volunteers Application Form from our Web site, fill it in and come to see us. It could be the start of something good and, with your help, the possibility of more Riders being able to join us. Website: www.rda-east.org.uk/shelley.html Telephone: 01473.824172

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Inflammation is Information None of us enjoy the pain associated with inflammation, but that does not change the fact that inflammation is a highly purposeful process. Bruno Van Brandt, Scientific Director of Heel Labs in Belgium says “Blocking the regulation mechanisms in the case of non-life threatening symptoms or conditions is biotherapeutically irresponsible”. Culturally we have evolved the mind-set that discomfort is utterly meaningless and without intrinsic value. Viewed in this light, cessation of a pointless nuisance is the only priority and we reach for the anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs). And just because we can buy NSAIDs over the counter we assume they are perfectly safe; they are not. Concern over the negative effects of NSAID use focuses solely on incidences of acute and life-threatening bleeding in the gut. Not appreciated are the long term negative ramifications of derailing the natural repair processes of the body. The reality is that, like all ‘symptoms’, inflammation is both biologically purposeful, and ‘information rich’, if we understand its operation and the context out of which it arises. Disabling this and other natural processes of repair mortgages our long term health and is contributing to the increase in chronic inflammatory conditions across the population- including children. The evidence is mounting that our cultural over-emphasis on the shortterm effects powders, pills and potions is mis-placed. At Holon we believe that understanding the purposeful nature of our biological processes is the first step in designing a strategy that facilitates healing and restoration. We have a broad range of effective treatment options available for people of all ages, developed over 15 years of training and clinical practice. Call Alex on 01473 826232 now to book your appointment

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Dear Sir Please write to: Kelvin Avis 68 High Street, Hadleigh, Ipswich IP7 5EF or email: kelvin@keithavis.co.uk

Dear Sir I took my dog for a walk and wandered down Frog Hall Lane leading toward the High School and the amount of litter was alarming! Plastic bags in the trees, crisp packets etc on the grass verges, plastic bottles thrown on the pathways. Along the lane opposite the school there is a sportsfield used by the pupils where there is a sign on the gate ‘No Dogs, dog fouling will result in a fine’ (quite right) and ‘photos will be taken and given to police’. But is it right that there is one law for dog owners and another for people who drop other forms of litter? I have spoken to the school and the Headmistress but things are as bad as ever. These young people will one day have children themselves so if they are not made aware of their surroundings what hope is there for the future? We live in a lovely town with beautiful countryside, let’s all pull together to keep it a pleasant place to be. Janet Bayliss

Dear Sir Support Your Local Garage! I would like to express my thanks to the staff and mechanics at Ainger Holbrow for their excellent level of customer service. I recently had to have a part replaced on my car which they did at a very reasonable price and quickly too. Unfortunately, the initial problem reappeared again a little while later, (due to the failure of the manufacturer's part NOT AH's work) and they were extremely diligent in rectifying the problem at no cost and in a super quick time, i.e. I left the car on their forecourt with a note on Sunday, and they called me at 8am the next morning to advise that it was sorted! Now where else do you get that kind of service? As a local driving instructor, my car is an essential work tool, (surprise, surprise!) and I, (and my students), cannot afford to be without it for long, so thank you very, very much guys, I know where the car will be serviced next! Paul Knowles, Driving Instructor

Dear Sir When Viking warriors die, it is their fervent wish that their souls go to Valhalla where they can spend all eternity feasting and drinking. Simple so far, but now we come to John Caley and the other two people who want a Tesco store in Hadleigh. Their problem is that going to heaven is out of the question, as there is no way St Peter is going to give planning permission for a new Tesco superstore right by the Pearly Gates. Fortunately they do have an alternative which for them is probably more appealing, their souls will be transported to the Tesco store at Copdock, there they can spend all of eternity wheeling their trolley through the aisles searching for 1p off of a tin of beans. If John seriously wants the Brett works site cleaned up, he should write to the owners of the site, as it is their responsibility, and they should not have deliberately run the site down. Jim Bottley

Have I missed something? Some months ago, unless I am going completely and utterly mad, I believe I took part in a local referendum which asked ‘Did I want Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils to Merge’ or words to that effect I seem to recall. I and the majority of people who responded in Babergh, 60.9% I believe, said ‘NO’, in my case because I doubt they will save money at all! I am now constantly reading in the EADT that the two councils are ‘merging this department’ and ‘merging that department’ - what was the point of the referendum? I suppose that’s democracy for you! On a lighter note myself and Mrs Keeper spent the day in London recently, travelling for the first time on one of Beestons day excursions, what a brilliant day we had. A comfortable ride down in a luxury coach, dropped off outside the theatre, a few hours shopping, a lovely lunch, an enjoyable musical and back onto the coach which was waiting for us outside the theatre at the end of the show for the journey home. So if you want a stress-free day out in London give Beestons a call, you will not be disappointed! Mr. G. Keeper

Dear Sir I would like to bring to your attention the Aldham Road Bus Shelter, in my opinion it is put in the wrong place. It should be put on the piece of green next to the bus stop sign. I asked the driver if he would see me if I stood inside the shelter and his answer was NO. So I am forced to stand outside the shelter in the freezing wind so I wont miss the bus. Please, please do something about it. Margaret Blomfield

Dear Sir On hearing two songs recently, ‘Slip Sliding Away’ by Paul Simon, and ‘Can't Stand Up But Keep Falling Down’ Elvis Costello, Reminds me of the past week, When we had snow, 15cm of the stuff. Its a cover up, what ever way you look at it! On one hand you have the dog poo the not so polite way of putting it! With their not so polite owners with their bad habit of leaving the stuff all over the pavements, and play area's now covered with the ice and snow, which has laid there all week, since February the 4th, till this day of my writing, February 13th. Why Oh! why have the pavements remained covered with snow and Ice!!! How many people like me have had to walk in the middle of the road to get from A to B? having put ourselves from one danger the pavements to walking on the roads. Is walking in the middle of the road a Hadleigh thing? as was done in by gone days, when cattle was driven along Hadleigh High Street, to the market place for sale!! We are not expected to do that in 2012 heaven for bid. I pay £1500 per year council tax, like all Tax Payers, I bet you would all like to know, what do we really get for our money, I know we get an Itemised bills at the start of the Tax year! Is Snow Clearing included, if so, why wasn't it done? BBC Suffolk are doing something which we should all take note of, ‘Don't Be A Tosser’ we people here in Hadleigh, need to tidy ourselves up, not all mind, using the LITTER BINS provided, by putting our waste litter, in these bins, or take the stuff home, with you. Children should have been taught at home, by their parents, from young. Schools have a role to play, as part of the education programme, teaching the children to be proud of their town, and county, and to have pride in themselves. p.s. How many of you pray, have fallen this past week, and have come away with a broken bone or two, If so get well soon!!! John Caley

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Better Broadband for Suffolk The Government is making big decisions on our behalf about which areas of the UK will benefit most quickly from superfast broadband. We need to make sure that Suffolk has its voice heard loud and clear. Suffolk must be at the top of the agenda when these critical decisions are being made. If they are not, we will fall on the wrong side of the digital divide. We are calling on everyone in Suffolk, fromm all walks of life, to give us their support and back the Better Broadband For Suffolk campaign. Suffolk Broadband Residential Demand Registration Due to the overwhelming response from Suffolk businesses, we have now opened up a residential based demand registration survey. Your feedback is vital to demonstrating to suppliers that Suffolk is a good contract to bid for and has a great demand for superfast broadband. We would love to hear from as many households as possible. Visit http://www.suffolk.gov.uk/broadband to fill out the survey online. We also hope to work with Parish Councils and Libraries to circulate the survey forms so that everyone gets a chance to respond.

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Foster Carers needed to help meet growing need There are over 65,000 children who are “looked after� in the UK - children who are not able to live at home with their families and live either with other relatives or in foster care. This number has been growing steadily despite efforts by local authorities to help keep families together and following the “Baby Peter� case, the numbers of younger children have seen a particular increase. Alongside this is an on-going national shortage of foster carers who can offer children an alternative stable home that can help them come to terms with their situation and make the best use of their future potential. It is important that fostering organisations recruit a range of people to foster, so children can have more of a chance to stay closer to their families, as well as keeping siblings together or addressing particular needs children may have. East Bergholt based Eastern Family Services is a small independent fostering organisation that offers a supportive environment for foster carers to look after children who can’t live with their own families. Our workers have extensive experience in working with families and children and we provide practical ideas for coping with what can sometimes be a challenge! If you would like to talk over your interest in becoming a foster carer, please contact Eastern Family Services either by telephoning us on (01206 299775) or by email (info@easternfamilyservices.com) - we are more than happy to answer any questions you may have and help you decide whether fostering is right for you! Visit Eastern Family Services at www.easternfamilyservices.com Contact Eastern Family Services at info@easternfamilyservices.com As I write this, I am looking out over a blanket of pure snow. So for those wanting a spring recipe, you may have to wait another month. In honour of Mothering Sunday, I am opting for a winter warmer and dedicating this recipe to my mother. So simple. The recipe, that is! Mum’s Egg and Beany Pie (serves 4) Ingredients by Sarah Thompson 1 kilo potatoes for mashing (Co-ops Maris Pipers fit the bill nicely) 2 standard tins baked beans 4 large eggs, 1 medium onion (optional), Large portion of butter Method Preheat the oven at 220°c Peel and boil the potatoes for about 30 minutes. When they are soft enough, add the butter and mash to a creamy consistency. Hard boil the eggs for about 12 minutes. Let the eggs cool down and then slice them. Put the beans into a large casserole or glass dish. Add the sliced egg. Slice then fry the onion and stir into the mixture. Spoon the mashed potato on top and smooth down with a fork to seal in the ingredients. Pop the dish into the oven for about 30 minutes. Hey presto. A quick but hugely satisfying dish. Buy And Source It Locally and let’s hope spring is on the way!

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News from The Station Dear Readers, Welcome to this months edition of news from the Police Station. For some weeks now, we have been liaising with the Show Secretary and Show Director for this years Hadleigh Show. As you may well be aware, this annual event is now in its 173rd year and continues to grow in popularity and size. With an anticipated attendance of 12,000 or more, it is likely that our roads within the Town will become blocked and progress by car will be minimal throughout the day. The show this year is taking place on Saturday 19th May, with the usual fairground operating the proceeding Friday evening. The sharp eyed amongst you may notice that this will coincide with the closure of the Lady Lane junction with the A1071 whilst work is completed on the new roundabout and access road for Persimmon Homes. Can I ask you all please to bare this in mind when travelling around the Town on show day. We are particularly keen to ensure that visitors to the show use the same route in and out of the Town, and for local residents to consider not using the High Street with their cars as we can hopefully then keep traffic free flowing. This might seem like an extremely early stage to be talking about May, but it is important for us to get the message out there so as people know what to expect over the show weekend. The Babergh East area is currently experiencing an abnormal amount of shed and garage break-ins. Sadly, we have had an increase in the Hadleigh area too. This serves as a timely reminder that we should all be thinking about making sure our outbuildings are locked and secured. Shed alarms can be purchased from most Police Stations for around £8, but there are a variety of devices on the market that can help you protect your property, and most DIY stores will be able to help you in finding the right product for you. Keep any windows obscured, and mark as many of your shed items as possible with a security pen or distinctive paint. I would also suggest that you make a note of any reference numbers found on power tools and equipment. If you are unsure how to secure your property, or would like more information or advice on security please contact us at the Police Station. Finally, we wave goodbye to two Sergeants in March who have steered and progressed the Babergh East Safer Neighbourhood Team over the last 18 months. Sergeant Ian Watson, who left the team in September, and Sergeant Colin Curtis both retire from Suffolk Police taking with them over 50 years of combined experience. Both have proved an asset to the team, and will be sadly missed. Our new Sergeant will be Chris Day who had been working on a response policing team in Ipswich prior to coming to work on the Team. We continue to look to improve our community links, and are always here to support you. You can contact the team by telephoning 101 or via babergheast.snt@suffolk.pnn.police.uk. You can also contact me directly on the details below. Until next time, Matt PC 1455 Paisley Matthew.paisley@suffolk.pnn.police.uk Telephone: 101

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Fundancing Is working with Suffolk Sports Fit Villages Projects FunDancing’s “Strictly” Style Dance-a-cise is coming in another village in West Suffolk. A FunDancing Taster Class, sponsored by Suffolk Sports Fit Villages Project, will take place on Wednesday 7th March at 10am in Nayland’s Village Hall, Church Lane, Nayland CO6 4HT. Class place booking is required. If the taster session is successful then this class will become a regular activity in Nayland. For more details about the Fit Villages Project please visit www.suffolksport.com. All FunDancing classes are open to any age and ability and require no partners. For more details and reserving your class place call Janet on 07506 350 455 or email janet@fundancing.co.uk or visit our brand new website www.fundancing.co.uk

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Brent Eleigh is a small village just 2 miles from Lavenham. On Saturday 24 March between 10.00am and 4.00pm, in Brent Eleigh Village Hall, we will be holding an exhibition and sale of art, craft and collectables. The exhibition is of art and craft by Brent Eleigh people and friends, and will include quilts by Ilse Oldfield, amongst others. Sales will include textile art from ‘Out of the Fold’, beadwork, cards, collectables, pottery, Danish cross stitch kits, and home made cakes. Entrance £2. No charge for children under 16 but they must be accompanied by an adult.

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If you’re dropping a dress size this year, why not drop off and donate your old clothes to your local St Elizabeth Hospice shop in Hadleigh. Fiona Browning, retail area manager at St Elizabeth Hospice, said ‘If you’ve stuck to your new year’s resolution to lose weight, and now need a whole new wardrobe, please give your old clothes to your nearest Hospice shop. The funds raised through our shops help us provide care for local patients and their families.’ If you have questions about donating goods please contact your nearest shop http://www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk/getinvolved/visit-our-shops/shop-details-and-locations.aspx which is located on Maiden Way in Hadleigh, or call 01473 723600 or email fundraising@stelizabethhospice.org.uk

Poets Corner The Hadleigh Community News We’ve had this mag for many years It has all the gossip for listening ears If your dog has dumped upon the road Your shoulders will carry a heavy load Cos if you haven’t put it in the bin This mag is where it’ll be put in We hear all about Parking, Tesco as well But we never hear of any kiss and tell The adds tell us where we can eat For choice we have the whole High Street Hadleigh’s heroes have done great things Some died for us and some have got wings If today is you’re birthday don’t be dim By thinking a pic of you won’t be put in It’s a sign that your family loves you dearly And I’m sure you’ll come to killing then nearly Well what a lovely variety we have From dog muck to parking and our brave But if you’re like me you will feel glad To get our wonderful monthly mag!!!!! Alison Barber

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Jerry’s Diary The cold snap only lasted a week, but came as no surprise to me. Never rule out any cold snaps until March is over. It was so mild during January, the arctic conditions must have caught out birds that had paired up too early. Birds were still singing in the cold snap. Many Wrens as well, the River Brett along Benton end was ice free in places. 5 Little Egrets, 20+ Snipe, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Woodcock, 14 Teal, 30+ Mallard and 4 Little Grebe were all seen here for a while. Brilliant Photograph! Many people had seen Redwings A Little Owl taken by Peter Cutts and Fieldfares feeding on berries in Lower Layham and apples in their gardens. A winter roost of 200+ Pied Wagtails in a Laurel hedge beside the CO-OP. Peregrine Falcons have been seen at Elmsett, Semer, Lindsey and Withermarsh Green. More Barn Owls reported from several parishes. I saw one being mobbed by a Common Buzzard along the pit road at Layham. Harsh weather will force Barn Owls to hunt in daylight hours, perhaps being targeted themselves by predators. The Great Grey Shrike at Lower Layham reappeared a few days before the snow came. It was showing well along the pit road, until at least 18th Feb. Another Shrike has been seen at Lakenheath. Nightingale Survey 2012 This survey will map all singing male Nightingales and compare numbers with the 1999 survey. 50+ singing males I found in 1999, all in the local patch, but I don’t think I will hear that many this time. If you have land within a 10 mile radius of Hadleigh and would like to be included in this survey, contact me on the email address shown below. Many thanks to all those who have contacted me during the past month with their sightings, if you see anything of interest or would like a bird identifield contact me by email at jerry@keithavis.co.uk and I will get back to you as soon as time allows! Jerry Oxford

Hadleigh Craft & Food Fair 25th March 2012 Easter is approaching and time to get some Easter presents or just treat yourself at our craft & food fair on the 25th March at the Town hall complex, market place in Hadleigh. Yet again we have filled all the halls full of handmade delights for all tastes and needs. We have children's bags to colour, cards and stationery, a range of jewellery for all ages, knitted items, home fashion accessories, soft toys, wood turning, handbags, pot pouri, books, glass wear, cosmetics, baby items, candles plus lots more. We have quite a few new stall holders this year as word has gone round about our craft fairs including gifts with a humorous touch which sell belly button cleaners, knickers made out of dusters and weather rocks. Also organic skin care products, sock monkeys, pop music and film memorabilia and studio portraits. And in our food hall we have cupcakes, preserves, home-made fudge and sweets, Indian pickles and also a choice of kitchen ware. The craft fair is open from 10am-4pm at the Town Hall complex in the Market Place with entrances at the main door opposite the Ram and also opposite St Mary's church (look out of the signs). Entry is £1 each with wheelchair uses 50p each (as limited access to 2 rooms) Children under 14 are free with paying adult. After you have had a good look around or maybe before you can pop in to the dining room to grab a lovely cup of coffee or tea or maybe try the soup of the day or treat yourself to some yummy cake. As I said all pitches are filled so it yet again looks like its going to be a fantastic day to come and have a look around. For more information or to see a list of the traders at the fair visit our web site. Cllr Trev Clarke www.hadleighents.webs.com www.hadleighcommunitynews.co.uk

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On the first day when the temperature had begun to rise after the snowy chill there was a large, enthusiastic audience for the U3A February meeting in the Ansell Room. The speaker, Carl Powell, gave a very interesting talk on the work of the BTO (British Trust for Ornithology) and in particular their Garden Birdwatch Scheme. They have thousands of ordinary people all over the country keeping a weekly count of the birds seen in their gardens. The results are collated by BTO and used by other organisations such as RSPB to monitor the number and variety of birds using our gardens throughout the year. On 24 January a number of U3A members went to the Alfie Boe concert at the Regent. We were treated to a surprisingly wide range of musical entertainment, from Elgar to Lennon/McCartney, in addition to everyone's favourite show-stopping songs. Next Month’s talk on 12 March will be Henry’s Trials, the story of the rise and fall of Wandsworth Prison’s first chaplain. The Entertainments Committee distributed their proposed programme for outings during the coming months. Many members should have received it by e-mail but it will be reproduced in the March Newsletter. Please let a member of the committee know which trips you are interested in joining in order to help finalise the arrangements.

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Bildeston History Quarterly Sales of this new history magazine for Bildeston has been most encouraging with copies flying off the shelf at Bank House Stores. I would like to thank proprietor Richard O’Sullivan for his support and Bildeston Parish Council, which has kindly conferred a start-up grant. Out now, Issue 2 includes the story of John Motte ‘local boy made good’ by guest contributor Dr. Nick Amor and a survey of Bildeston street names over the centuries. The series continue with Bildeston at the times of Domesday Book in ‘Lords of the Manor’ and a biography of rear Admiral James Cockburn in ‘Links with the Sea’. Bundles of title deeds have been loaned to me so that the series ‘Hidden Histories’ can continue and other historical documents relating to the village have also been made available. For example, income tax returns for 1871 show that for their work at Cosford Union Workhouse at Semer, Revd. Joseph Gedge (rector of Bildeston) received £63 as chaplain and the salary of Robert Growse (surgeon of Bildeston) was £110 in his capacity as medical officer. I would like you to make contributions to the magazine; these can be personal reminiscences or original research and, of course, letters are always welcome. I hope that you enjoy reading Bildeston History Quarterly as much as I enjoyed putting the magazine together. Bildeston History Quarterly Issue 2 (Spring 2012) is out now, price £3. Available at Bank House Stores and Brook Farm Studio in Bildeston, Hollow Trees Farm Shop in Semer and Keith Avis Newsagents in Hadleigh Sue Andrews

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Welcome to this months Police news item. KEY SAFE BOXES Home security is a matter of concern for every property owner, as is the safety of elderly and vulnerable relatives or neighbors who may live alone. For those who are dependent on family members or health workers, they may use a key safe box. A key safe is a box used to store keys externally, usually used for legitimate access to a home when the occupant is either too frail or simply unable to open the door to their home themselves. It may be because they are ill or cannot get up. In recent weeks there have been a small number of incidents in west Suffolk where key safe boxes have been broken into and then the key used to enter the house. Verity Line, Crime Reduction Officer for Suffolk Police said: “There are a number of key safe products on the market now but we would urge anyone looking to purchase one that the product reaches ‘secure by design’ status, which focuses on design and security, as well as the acknowledgement of quality of security products. “To maintain the security certification the box needs to be mounted on a brick wall and make use of all the masonry screws supplied with the product.” Suffolk Police is encouraging people who already own a key safe box to contact the company who made or installed the key safe directly, if they have any questions or concerns. If you find your key safe product missing or opened without the key, please report it to the police as soon as possible and change your locks immediately to ensure no one can enter your home using your key. For further information on key safes or general home security advice please call 101 and ask to speak with your local Crime Reduction Officer. Mandy PCSO 3108 Coleman Contacting us: - Babergh East SNT Tel: - 01473 383115 E-mail: - babergheast.snt@suffolk.pnn.police.uk For Non emergency police issues Tel: - 101 In an emergency dial 999 You should dial 999 when life is threatened or people are injured, or if there is a crime in progress or immediate police response is necessary

Local Students Showcase Suffolk Talent Hadleigh Musicians Nic Keeble and Jake Redmon, along with Oscar Charlton from Felixstowe are organising an evening of some of Suffolk best musical and artistic talent. There will be music from 3 of Suffolk’s finest up and coming artists; Adam Moss, a 17 year old quirky acoustic pop singer/song writer whom is currently in the process of recording album number two. He also recently supported Matt Cardle on his UK tour (Find his debut album ‘Hold On’ on itunes). Joe Gibbings, a 17 year old acoustic/alternative/punk musician whom has just recorded his debut ep ‘Unconcious’ and is planning a music video for his first single ‘Pick Me Up.’ Ade Parkinson, a 20 year old alternative artist, born and bred in Hadleigh. He has released an ep under the name of ‘Sonar Pink’ which is available for download on mediafire.com. During the evening there will also be an art exhibition upstairs in the cafe showcasing some of the work of students from Suffolk New College. The artists will be available throughout the evening to chat about their pieces and chosen course. All this entertainment and talent is taking place at The Dance East Cafe (DanceEats) on the waterfront in Ipswich on Friday 16 March 2012 starting at 6.30pm for the admission price of just £3. For further information, contact Nic Keeble on 07775 937050 or 01473 829777.

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The quick thaw on Monday 13th February came to our rescue so travelling, even from out of town, was very simple thank goodness, after a week of ice and snow. Our speaker for the February meeting was our own President, Mr John Rye, who spoke on the subject of the development of his garden from 1975 to the present day. Certainly no-one could accuse John or his wife Mary of being slouchers since moving into their virgin garden and all the usual horrors of the mess and muddle builders leave behind them. I can identify so well with this scenario of, in his case cast large slabs for retaining walls, in mine cutting vast quantities of 3/4” slabs for retaining walls and garden edging. When we moved in, in 1962, David was site engineer for Herts C.C. working on the Baldock bypass and decided to rescue the thrown out broken slabs used to pave the bridge embankments. They worked well and it certainly built my biceps but didn’t do much for his car springs! He also bought home about half a mile of abandoned contractors telephone wire very useful for training raspberries etc! So, back to John and his masterpiece. All those years of hard work and dedication have well and truly paid off as they have a wonderful garden of exciting levels and burgeoning growth of flowers, vegetables, fruit and shrubs - well done to you both and thank you John for the beautifully presented illustrated talk. Next months’ meeting is the AGM on the 12th March - look forward to seeing you all. For more information phone Ruth Allen 822323

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Something new at this year's Hadleigh Show. Are you a member of a Gardening Club or an allotment holder, or just a keen gardener? If so, now is your chance to exhibit your produce and skills at this year's Hadleigh Show on 19th May at Holbecks Park. We will be introducing, as part of the Flower Show marquee, a section devoted to several horticultural classes. For further details and schedules, please contact Mr J Jewers on 01449 736382 or Mrs P Squirrell on 01449 740720 or see the Hadleigh Show website - www.hadleighshow.co.uk.

Sudbury Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert 31st March 2012 7.30 pm. St Peter's, Market Hill, Sudbury, CO10 1TL Conductor Matthew Andrews Leader Christina Everson Soloist - Lucinda Skinner, Cello Beethoven - Fidelio, Leonora overture, no 3, op 72b Saint Saens - Concerto for Cello, No 1, op 33, A minor Brahms - Symphony No 2, op 73, D major Lucinda Skinner grew up in Suffolk surrounded by a musical family, and began playing the cello at the age of 11. She graduated from Trinity College of Music last summer and has been very busy since then performing all over the world, with her quartet, in pop acts on TV, in theatre performances, and with the British Philharmonic Orchestra. Tickets £10 (children £2) Available through website - www.sudburysymphonyorchestra.com; from Compact Music, North Street, Sudbury; and from 52 Friars Street, Sudbury Suffolk CO10 2AG - 01787 375099 (send cheque payable to Sudbury Symphony Orchestra and sae). A limited number of tickets will be available on the door.

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News from the Garden At the time of writing I am frustrated. The Winter jobs were going so well, and then the snow and hard frosts came, and progress stopped. It is not a good idea doing pruning when there are hard frosts about, and those frosts in early February were the worst for some years. I have also had a problem with my greenhouse heating, which is in any case not set up to cope with the really hard frosts which we have had recently, so I shall find out in time how many plants will succumb, and how many will recover. The weather for the next few days looks better, so may be I shall get back on course again. Hopefully the frost will have killed off some of the garden pests, so it will be interesting to see what gives us gardeners most trouble this year. The RHS run an enquiry service, and at the end of each year publish a league table showing the 10 problems that have resulted in the most enquiries. Last year the order was :1 Slugs and snails 2 Cushion scale 3 Vine weevil 4 Ants 5 Viburnum beetle = 6 Fuchsia gall mite = 6 Cypress aphid = 8 Leek moth = 8 Chafer grubs = 8 Mealybugs = 8 Brown scale The interesting thing is that 4 of these I have never seen. These are Cushion scale (A scale insect affecting Camellias, Rhododendrons, and Euonymus and Holly ), Viburnum beetle ( Both larvae and adults feast on the foliage of viburnum tinus and opulus), Fuchsia gall mite (A mite that appeared in 2007 on the South coast and is spreading), and Cypress aphid (An aphid that sucks the sap on cypress shoots and causes dieback of the shoot). Weather Records We started the new year in January with 51.8 mm (2") of rain which is about average. In the last 3 months we have had 142.8 mm (5.6") of rain which is just short of average. This is not going to help much in filling up the reservoirs after the dry 2011. In January the maximum temperature was 13 Cel (55F) which is incredibly warm. In 2008 there was a maximum of 14 Cel, otherwise this was the highest back to 2000. The minimum was -2 Cel (32F), which is the highest again except for 2008. In my garden the ground temperature in mid February is 3 Cel (37F) . Hints This is the month when you need plenty of time. By the end of the month you are going to need to use your lawn mower if you have a lawn, so make sure it is in good working condition. Grass should be cut for the first time when it is 2" to 3" long. When you first cut it set the mower higher than you would use later in the season, and get it down to the height you want over 3 or 4 cuts. This is also a good time to tidy up the edges, and to reseed any bare patches. This is the time to prune your roses, but not when frosts are expected. Make sure you have a sharp pair of secateurs so that you get clean cuts. Start by cutting out any weak and spindly growth, and then cut the remaining strong growths back to an outward facing dormant bud. Cuts should be at an angle starting below the bud on the opposite side of the stem to the bud, and ending just above the bud on the bud side of the stem. This should stop stems dying back. It is not easy to suggest how long to leave stems now as there are so many types, but I would suggest halving the stem length would suit most common types, with one stem being cut shorter to promote new growth. Another little job to do as you walk around is to check that ties on trees and shrubs have not broken, and are not too tight. Good Gardening, John Rye

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New Tennis Season Starts Soon Christmas is over and Valentine’s day too, the snow has been cleared, now get out your gear, coz’ the new season’s here! The club teams continue to enjoy success in the local tennis leagues, with the men’s team staying in their summer and winter divisions. The Ladies’ team also enjoyed success in both the winter and summer leagues, being promoted in both. The mixed team has been promoted to division 4 and also looks set to be promoted in the winter league too! So congratulations to the all the players involved, well done! As usual, the club will be staging numerous events in 2012 and the committee will be meeting soon to sort out dates, more about those In the next edition of the Community News. March will see Hadleigh Tennis club resuming play on three sessions per week: Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6.30pm to 9.00pm and Sunday from 9.30am to 12.00 pm. Following this year’s AGM we are pleased to advise that annual membership fees are being held at £100 for adults and £60 for students, (with a £10 discount if paid before April 30th). If you have any queries please contact us via: hadleightennis@gmail.com or contact Paul Knowles on 07747 637147.

Newton Green’s Free Golf Initiative A new Girls in Golf initiative is being launched at Newton Green after success at an over subscribed event last year. Club professional Tim Cooper has been offered central funding from the sport’s governing bodies to enable juniors and adults to have free tuition. A large number of women who took up the option last year are about to return to the club to take up a course for improvers, prior to consider becoming full members of the ladies section. However, a new batch of beginner level classes as part of Newton’s Girls in Golf work will start in March. The six-week courses run on Saturday and Tuesday mornings, and include coffee and all necessary equipment. Free group beginner classes for boys and girls from five to 16 years also start on the first Saturday in March; with free improvers’ classes also shortly to be announced. Tim Cooper commented: “Because we are one of the most pro-active clubs in Suffolk looking to encourage people into the sport we have been granted exceptionally generous financial support.” Details are available on 01787-377217.

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Winter and spring activities at Hadleigh Bowling Club We started Short-Mat bowling at the end of the outdoor season and our social roll-ups have been well supported, particularly on Tuesday afternoons. Although some of our members had played indoor and/or carpet bowls none of us had experience of Short-Mat, nevertheless we entered a team in the Ipswich League. From the start of the season to Christmas we tried to give as many members as possible matches, both home and away, so that they might appreciate what was involved; not unexpectedly our results were poor and we were bottom of the league. However, since New Year we have tried to put out stronger teams and results have improved a little and to date we have won three matches and had a few near misses. On the social side we have a race night on Saturday 3 March and members are asked to put their names on the board as soon as possible to help plan the catering. Our 2012 summer season starts with our opening drive and supper on 21st April but in the meantime we are holding a coffee and cake morning on Saturday 31 March at 10.30 to 12.00, to allow the members old and new to get together prior to the April opening. The unique feature of this event is that the cakes will be provided by the male members of the committee for a change and anyone who is thinking about joining, experienced or not, is welcome to come along to see what the club has to offer. We are in Stone Street just past the Donkey Bistro. For the novice and inexperienced bowlers we are holding open days on Saturday and Sunday the 28 and 29 April at 14.30 hrs, where our qualified coaches, male and female, will be available to give you an understanding of the game to get you started. Why not have a go, you might like it. Just a reminder that our traditional early season coffee morning organised by the Ladies Section will also go ahead on Saturday 5th May 10.30 to 12.00 and will have the usual array of stalls including plants, coffee, tea and cakes. All are welcome.


Dixon Dart League Although still mathematically possible it looks like there will be new Division One Champions as the Legion Legends narrowly beat their nearest rivals the George A 6-5, the George side were 5-4 up with two to play, but wins from Mick and Ted Harvey secured the victory for the Legends.The Eight bells still have high hopes of finishing in third place in front of the Ram Jets, but with a tough couple of games left against the George A and the Legion Legends its still all to play for. Ivan Clements deserves a mention as he hit back to back 180’s in his win at the Ram Jets. Division two looks like its going to be a last match decider, with the British Legion Dawes having a slender two point advantage over Naughton Wheelers with two to play. We have unbeaten players in both divisions at time of going to print, with Paul Leathers from the Eight Bells in division one, and Jack Bambling for the British Legion Dawes in Division two both on 12 wins. Highest checkout is still with Chris Cowan from the Ram Jets at 144. Division 1 16th January George A 10 1 Kings Head Brewers B 2 9 Ram Jets 1 George B Legion Legends 10 Eight Bells 7 4 Brewers A 23rd January

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George A Eight Bells Ram Jets Brewers A

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League tables to 6th February DIVISION 1 P W Legion Legends 12 12 George A 12 10 Eight Bells 12 9 12 7 Ram Jets George B 12 4 Brewers Arms B 12 2 Brewers Arms A 12 2 Kings Head 12 2 DIVISION 2 P W B/Legion (Dawes) 12 10 Naughton WH 12 11 9 Hintlesham George 12 B/Legion (Dogga) 12 7 Cock A 12 5 Cock B 12 4 Hintlesham SC 12 2 Kersey Bell 12 0

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F 109 100 74 64 53 48 44 36 F 85 83 74 68 67 61 51 38

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It has been an exciting and busy start to the year for the newly formed Boxford Bike Club. The informal meetings of a couple of riders on a Sunday morning turning into a forward looking, organised and official cycling club, with a ever growing membership of over 30 riders. At the beginning of January the club became affiliated to British Cycling, the national body for cycling in the UK. This affiliation has brought with it many benefits, including insurance for the club and its members as well as advice and support. The club has also taken delivery of their snazzy new club kit, which is now being proudly worn by club members. The popularity of the club, in some part stems from the accessible nature of the rides we organise. The club's hour long introductory ride, which leaves the village at 9.30am on a Sunday morning, remains a popular choice for those new to the sport, or just starting off. Those wanting more of a challenge leave the village at 8 o'clock for a longer ride. Although the majority of club rides are road rides, we have organised regular off road or mountain bike rides, making use of the tracks and trails which surround Boxford. Our Wednesday night ride heads out from the village at 7pm and will undoubtedly become more popular as the evenings become lighter. Please contact the club if you are interested in joining us on one of these rides. To help organise and promote the club we have recently launched an exciting new club website which can be found at www.boxfordbikeclub.co.uk. On this site you can find more information about rides, events and membership. We can also be found on Facebook, search for ‘Boxford Bike Club’, and on Twitter @boxfordbikeclub. Although it is still relatively early in the cycling calendar, members have already taken place in various cycling events. The Interbike sportive at Mark Tey saw members complete the relatively hilly (for Essex) 50 mile route, in pleasing times. The more competitive winter mountain bike race series in Thetford saw members compete in the 2 hour race. The freezing fog engulfing the riders for most of the race! As well as taking part in cycling events this year the club will be organising its own events. The first of these will be the Boxford Tornado Sportive on Sunday 15th April. This non-competitive event will consist of 3 signposted routes of 20miles, 40miles and 60miles leaving from the playing fields in Boxford and using the pavilion as the event headquarters. Hopefully this event will attract riders from Boxford, but also riders from further afield. Entry to this event will include free post ride refreshments and access to a carefully chosen scenic routes, that will take advantage of the quiet and picturesque rural roads and lanes which surround Boxford. For more details about this event go to the club's website. In addition the club is organising a family jubilee ride, to take place on the Monday morning of the Boxford jubilee celebrations on the 4th June. This shorter 6mile route will take in landmarks, churches and pubs in Boxford, Groton and Edwardstone, and will involve the children in a treasure hunt activity. The ride will end in Boxford in time for the jubilee celebrations starting at midday. We are really excited about playing our small part in these village celebrations. All of this would not have been possible without the considerable support of two Boxford based organisations that have both contributed financially to help the development of the club. Both the Gareth Weiland Memorial Fund and the Boxford Community Council have awarded grants to the Boxford Bike Club. The money from Gareth Weiland Memorial Fund being used to help design and produce a club kit, affiliate the club to British cycling, and to cover any costs associated with organising and running our own cycling events. The money from the Community Council being used to cover the costs of the new club website. The club members are all extremely grateful to both organisations for their support. Lastly, as a new club we are always looking for new members, so if you're interested why not join us for a ride? For more details on membership, rides and events visit the club's website, www.boxfordbikeclub.co.uk.


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