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Local Community News

November 2012



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Babergh search for special people to celebrate its Community Achievement Awards Babergh District Council is on the lookout for young people, individuals, voluntary groups and businesses that make its communities special. Babergh’s Community Achievement Awards aim to give recognition and honour those individuals and groups who strive to make a real difference in their communities to make them better places in which to live and work. Nomination forms have already been sent to schools, parish and town councils, businesses, voluntary groups and charities and Babergh is urging anyone who knows someone who may be eligible to quickly grab a form and nominate!

The deadline for return of nominations is November 30th 2012, with judging taking place in early December. All winners will be notified by Christmas and invited to an awards ceremony being held on March 6th, 2013 at the Stoke by Nayland Club. Kate Lowe, Babergh’s Community Development Officer, said: “This is what working with the community is all about, giving those who make outstanding contributions to their community the recognition and appreciation they deserve. We want to celebrate by awarding those really special people in our communities who give up their time voluntarily to serve others. “Without these special individuals our towns and villages would not thrive and grow and this is a fantastic opportunity to honour their dedication and commitment with a community award.” Mark Murphy, from BBC Radio Suffolk will compere the achievement awards ceremony and Prolog, of Sudbury, will sponsor the event for the 12th year. Further information and nomination forms are available from Kate Lowe, Community Development Officer, Babergh District Council, Corks Lane, Hadleigh, Ipswich IP7 6SJ, by calling (01473) 826656 or emailing

The award categories are: • Outstanding contribution made by a young person or group of young people 18 years or under. • Selfless service by an individual (over 18) to a voluntary body or to the community; • Voluntary or community group that improves the quality of life for residents in our district. • Outstanding business contribution to the well-being of the community.

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Local Community News Welcome to the Village Edition Community Magazine which is hand delivered to homes during the first week of each month to Lavenham, Bildeston, Chelsworth, Boxford, Edwardstone, Milden, Groton, Whatfield, Monks Eleigh, Elmsett, Hintlesham, Polstead, Raydon and outlying homes and farms in these areas. 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.

Diamond-Lites Majorettes The Troupe attended the British Association of Twirling Organisation Nationals weekend away on the 12th October. Which was to be the last competition of the season and what a way to end the season! It was a great weekend where the children performed 14 routines over Saturday and Sunday. The Diamond-Lites girls performed amazingly well with each girl putting in 110% and it paid off. The results were; 6 x 1st place trophies, 5 x 2nd place trophies, 1 x 3rd place trophy and 2 x 4th place trophies. Along with lots of medals for the leaders and mascots. Well done Sofie for winning personality of the troupe and Eve for winning smiler of the troupe. As a troupe we also won most improved troupe of the weekend and the most impressive part of the weekend was winning runner-up troupe of the weekend!! This was something we never expected to achieve as we are such a young troupe. Well done girls we are all so proud of you. Well done and thank you to our leaders and under leaders from this year (Mica, Fran, Elana, Holly, Georgia, Bex, Ky-anna and Lucy) and good luck to the new leaders and under leaders (Kim, Sofie, Holly, Kerys, Jazzy, Lacey, Hannah and Riah).

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Autumn at Orchard Barn On 21st September, 14 foragers from the local community together with volunteers from OBee CIC went on a guided walk to look out for edible plants/fruits/berries in the vicinity of Orchard Barn. English Heritage food historian Monica Askay expertly guided us, helping us to find a wide variety of free edibles in the hedgerows and verges, from the obvious blackberries and sloes to a less well-known clump of horseradish. As the season progresses towards winter we are looking forward to continuing with our hedge renovation. Anyone who would like to join us as a volunteer and learn how to "lay" a hedge in a traditional way will be most welcome. Not only will you be able to enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of Orchard Barn, but you will go home with the skills to renovate/lay your own hedging using a totally traditional approach, with the added bonus of being much cheaper than buying in fencing. Contact Sarah if this appeals to you (see below). Also, as some of you may be aware, OBee Community Interest Company are celebrating our 5th birthday as a CIC by holding a Barn Dance in Offton and Willisham Village Hall on 24 November. We hope you can join us for live music and an Auction of Promises. Please bring food to share. Tickets ÂŁ5 in advance from Sarah (see below) For more information about our courses and programme of events, including those mentioned above, please visit or email or phone 01473-658193 / 07766054042

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6 October to 15 December 2012 The Gainsborough’s House Print Workshop, which is situated in a converted coach house in the Museum’s garden, was established in 1979 and is recognised as one of the best facilities of its kind in the country. It was at a Print Workshop New Year Party in 2009, thirty years after the formation of the Workshop, that old friends shared stories with new members about the early days of the Workshop. The idea of a book dedicated to the history of the Workshop and its members was born. Miranda Mott (Print Workshop Chairman 1979-1981) with help from Richard Bawden (Chairman 1983-1991) and Sally Freer (Chairman 2002-2009), researched, compiled and edited the book, The Coach House in Gainsborough’s Garden, which was launched on 6 October 2012 at Gainsborough’s House. The exhibition Gainsborough’s House Print Workshop at 30 takes its inspiration from the book and transports us back to the origins of the workshop. Works by well-known artists such as Bernard Cheese, John Addyman and Michael Rothenstein can be seen alongside the ten Chairman, (dating from 1977) four technicians and many other current Gainsborough’s House Linda Richardson, Birds and Vine Print Workshop members. The exhibition pays tribute to the many members and supporters of the Workshop who had the determination and enthusiasm to establish the thriving facility that exists today. The exhibition also includes a selection of Bernard Cheese, Down Hill & Round the Corner unframed prints, which are located in the Exhibition Gallery – an excellent opportunity to buy an unusual Christmas gift. Gainsborough’s House, 46 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2EU. Telephone: 01787 372958 Fax: 01787 376991

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Robbie Gladwell & Friends special charity concert raises £900 for older people Robbie Gladwell & Friends performed a ‘Special’ Concert in St Mary’s Church, Stoke by Nayland on Saturday 15th September 2012 at 7.30pm to help raise funds for Age UK Suffolk and Age UK Essex. The evening was a great success with a host of local talented artists of all ages performing with him. The Robbie Gladwell and Friends concerts bring together many local musicians and singers, some of whom are recognised established artists and others of very different backgrounds and styles who are given the opportunity to showcase their talent. Maggie James, Fundraising and Development Officer said “it was a fantastic evening £900 was raised which will go towards the services for older people in Suffolk and Essex. We would like to thank Robbie and all the following musicians and singers - Eleanor Wilkinson, Harry Greene, Chris Thornton, David Gladwell, Darren Kaley, Peter Church, Amy Milner, Julie Gladwell, Sarah Rand, John Adams and Paul Airey who gave dedicated performances to make the event one to remember! Also thanks to Nigel Booth who supplied the PA system did the sound engineering and Simon Greene Associates for help with posters and marketing. All money raised will go towards the befriending services of Age UK Suffolk and Age UK Essex. Blackbarn Toys

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Kersey Christmas Fayre moves to new venue The highly popular and much anticipated, annual Kersey Christmas Fayre, sponsored by Carter Jonas, will temporarily change venue this year to The Venue at Kersey Mill, courtesy of Jill and John Kerry. Now in its 9th year, the Fayre will be held on Saturday 24th November from 10.00 am – 3.30 pm at Kersey Mill, whilst building works and renovations are in progress at its usual venue, St Mary’s Church, Kersey. As always, there will be a Preview Night on Friday 23rd from 7.00 pm – 9.30 pm with mulled wine, mince pies and the welcome return of Festive Notes Choir singing traditional carols. Visitors to the Preview and the Fayre at The Venue, Kersey Mill will find a wide range of high quality and unusual gifts including children’s toys, jewellery, hand made soaps, festive candles and wreaths, kitchenware, gifts for foodies, Christmas cards, gift wrap and lots more. On Saturday there will also be an opportunity to sample the lunchtime menu, cakes and refreshments downstairs at the Mill in the Little Treats Coffee Shop, courtesy of Kimberely Morton. “We are most grateful to The Venue at Kersey Mill for coming to our rescue by hosting the Christmas Fayre.” Linda Newbigging, the event organiser, said. “With building works still in progress at St Mary’s Church it looked as though we might have to reconsider holding this year’s event. Not only is it able to go ahead, but it looks set to be one of the best ever Fayres, with a great selection of new stalls and a lovely setting to get everyone into the festive spirit”. Proceeds from the Fayre will be donated to St Mary’s Church and School, as well as The Teenage Cancer Trust, the charity devoted to improving the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer. Admission is £5 for the Friday night Preview and £2 for the Fayre on Saturday, both payable at the door and including free parking. The Kersey Christmas Fayre is sponsored by Carter Jonas. “It is a great pleasure to continue to be associated with such a well organised event that generates such a lovely atmosphere and funds for charity.” said Caroline Edwards, on behalf of Carter Jonas.




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Local lad Adam opens ‘Hadleigh Car Wash’ Hadleigh Car Wash is the brain child of local lad Adam Hakeney. The exHadleigh High School pupil has had this dream since leaving school and developing his love of cars. He saw a need for a professional, personal carwash to service the market town of Hadleigh and it’s surrounding areas. He knew that the service had to be the best and he wished to employ local people to provide this. He invested in the best products and researched heavily into the needs of each individual customer that was to visit his Hadleigh Car Wash. He found his premises in Lady Lane Industrial Estate next to ‘Jayrest’ and then the dream became reality. Together with his team he worked tirelessly to build from scratch a professional premises with a comfortable office with sofas, coffee and tea facilities and daily newspapers so the customer could relax in the knowledge that their car was being treated to the very highest of car wash service. With a menu of services offered to all types of cars and vans it meant that every customer would have a beautifully clean car without using their own precious time to valet the car. Adam who now lives in Ipswich had a fondness for Hadleigh where he spent his childhood and teenage years, he attended a local karate club achieving brown belt status, went to both Cubs and Scouts and loved the community and all the facilities it offered. He wanted to give something back to the place where so many years of his life had been spent. He missed in Ipswich the local spirit but understood that to make his idea a success he would have to provide the best service as Hadleigh is a discerning community. Opening day on the 6th October approached and Adam and his team spread the word that a new hand car wash was coming to town! The day was a success and many customers were delighted with their sparkling showroom clean cars but it was noted that word had not spread far enough. We were, of course, very happy that our customers were spreading the word but to ensure the carwash becomes a thriving addition to Hadleigh’s amenities Adam’s family used modern social media Facebook as well as delivering many leaflets around Hadleigh. Come and visit Hadleigh Car Wash and meet Adam and his team, you will be glad you did and will never have to spend hours again polishing your beloved motor. Telephone Adam on 01473 828431 or email

Georgette And The Distraction’s Sizzling Summer - Now Book For Christmas Local acoustic duo Georgette and The Distraction has been booked solidly during the summer with some amazing gigs. Since they formed in May 2011 they have gone from strength to strength playing several weddings, beer festivals, private parties including hen parties and firework parties, and of course various local venues such as Bildeston Crown, Bildeston and Hadleigh Kings Head, Lindsey Red Rose, Long Melford’s George and Dragon to name a few. Highlights of their year include playing the Ipswich Regent in May to a sell out audience, Ipswich Music Day and Kesgrave Music Festival.Georgette Fawley 17 and Nic Keeble 18 are both very excited for their future and are hoping to hit the Recording Studio shortly to record an album, which will be on sale at their gigs. With both of them being ex Hadleigh High School students, they were delighted to be invited back to the school to play at their summer fete. If you are planning an event during the forthcoming festive season and would like this smart and very talented couple to play, then please book early as their diary is already very busy. To book please call either Nic on 07775937050 or Georgette on 07825543161. Check them out on facebook and Youtube.

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Recently opened vintage shop in Clare, The Eye of Time is putting on a special 1930’s cabaret event for charity in the Clare Town Hall. The event will feature internationally acclaimed cabaret artist Mr Pustra accompanied by special guest accordionist Tom Baker, in a production called Kabarett der Namenlosen (Cabaret of the Nameless). The 30’s theme will draw on inspiration from Berlin nightclubs from this period. Shop proprietor Vanessa Howard said; “Mr Pustra kindly opened my store to a raving audience so it was only right to get him back for more.” Vanessa plans to use the evening to fund raise for Macmillan Cancer Support having personal reasons for the charity choice. Following the cabaret will be 30’s dancing to the sounds from Swing Shaft, resident DJ at Twinwoods, a licenced bar and raffle. Vanessa continued, “Many people have mentioned in the store that there are very few reasons to get really dressed up these days, so hoping that this event is a good enough reason to dress up and enjoy a little glamour from the past.” Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start, with an 11.30pm finish. Tickets are £12 and are available from The Eye of Time, 5 High Street, Clare or can be reserved on 279005.

Hadleigh & District Footpath Volunteers Our final walk of the 2012 season will be on Saturday 10th. November. We will leave by bus from Hadleigh Bus Station (Coop side) at 10.23am. and travel to Stratford St. Mary. We will walk back to Hadleigh via Holton St. Mary, Lower Raydon, Shelley, and Layham. This walk is 8 miles in length, and is suitable for walkers of all ages. As this is the last walk of the season we will stop at Layham Queens Head for a social gathering and lunch. We will aim to arrive at the Queens Head by 1.30pm., and return to Hadleigh by about 3pm. Further information about this walk, or the other activities of the footpath volunteers please contact David Warner (Hadleighs Footpath Warden) on 07749 732941, or E-mail him at

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Autumn Concert Saturday 24th November, 7.30 pm St Peter's Market Hill Sudbury, CO10 1TL Conductor: Matthew Andrews Leader: Christina Everson Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op 80 Mozart: Piano Concerto No 21, K467, C major soloist Jill Morton Dvorak: Symphony No 9, Op 95, E minor (From the New World) Tickets £10 (children £2) available from Mon. 29th October from; Compact Music, North Street, Sudbury; Tourist Information Centre at Sudbury Library, Market Hill, 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. Jill Morton played the Grieg Piano Concerto with the orchestra in 2008, and they are looking forward to playing w ith her again.

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Chernobyl Childrens Life Line We are already in preparation for the 2013 visit and would ask that anyone interested in Hosting children during the next visit get in touch as soon as possible as we have to have all placements confirmed by the end of December. We do want to invite 20 children again this year however, the problem of the UKBA now charging for Visas may mean that we have to bring less children. Since the Chernobyl Childrens Charities started no Government has charged for the children's visas as they were exempted because they are travelling for Health Recuperation. The UK Government has decided to withdraw the free visas as from this March, As a result many Links of our Charity and many smaller Charities may either bring fewer children and some will fail altogether as this will add an additional cost of 86.00 per child, per visit. For this Link that is an additional 1720.00 that has to be rasied. We are trying to get as many people as possible to sign our Epetition as if we can reach the required amount of signatures the matter must by law, be debated in Parliament. However, 100,000 signatures are needed which is a pretty daunting task. If we can force a parliamentary debate this could result in the charges being lowered or removed altogether. This will cost you nothing but a few minutes of your time and would be much appreciated, if you can pass it in to anyone in your address book, to sign the petition please visit: Our Charity shop continues to thrive thanks to the very kind donations from our supporters and we hope that this will continue as with 20 children coming next year we are even more in need of items for them. We would also appreciate anyone who is able to spare a few hours to help in the shop getting in touch. Even if you cannot cover a regular slot, spot cover for people who are on holiday/ill is always appreciated. There are always two people on duty and each shift is either 10 till 1 or 1 till 4. Recycling: A great asset to our Fundraising is the collecting of textiles, clothing, shoes, bags and belts which go for recycling and for which we are paid. We take everything with the exception of pillows and duvets (coverings are fine) even if they are not in a wearable/saleable condition. We have been told that some schemes offer to take these items as “ your local Charity Shop will not take them”, that is definitely not true as far as we are concerned. If you have more than you are able to drop into the shop please call me and we will arrange collection. Please support our Chocolate Bingo event on November 17th, a fun filled evening for all the family, please see our separate advert for further details or give me a call on the number below. Lastly, if you would like to be kept updated with the progress of the children we do have an email distribution list which we use to give everyone the latest news, we absolutely promise you details will never be passed on and you will never receive any unwanted advertising or spam. Please email to if you wish to be included. With grateful thanks as always to all of our supporters. Elizabeth Parker, Link Chair, 01449 760343.

Christmas Wreath Making workshop Sunday 2nd December 2012 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Burstall Village Hall All the profit from this will go to Marie Curie Cancer Care. We will also have a raffle. Cost for the workshop is £10 per person this includes , tuition, a foam wreath base and seasonal refreshments. Please bring a large carrier bag full of foliage and any ribbons and decorations you would like to use. Also some garden scissors and gloves especially if you are using holly! There will be wires and polypropylene ribbon available free of charge. This is always a very popular workshop, very friendly and sociable. The wreaths are always fabulous - if you have not done this before please be assured yours will be beautiful. It is much easier than you expect and a tutor will be on hand to guide you. Booking is essential as numbers are limited by space Hope to see you there Contact Ann Burchnall 01473 652262 or email

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Howard at the Cathedral of Reims At this time of year, as one peers out first thing in the morning from the warmth of the Gibbons’ residence one remembers those lines of Keats: “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close-bosom friend of the maturing sun”. Just before darkness descended and the smell of woodsmoke was all around, I escaped for a Rolls-Royce weekend ensconced in the Champagne region of France. My chauffeur Frank was given the weekend off and I was driven through France by a younger and more racy model in a shiny Black Bentley Continental sedanca coupe. There were some thirty five cars and we had lovely weather which enabled the roof panels of the Bentley to be removed. I winced as we departed from Colchester at 5 in the morning but we were soon flying along the wide roads of France and following another friend in his red fastback Bentley S2 model. We stayed at Hotel du Golf de l’Ailette at Chamouille and there I awoke to a vista over a magnificent lake with mists too. I enjoyed lovely lunches and dinners, a visit to J de Telmont Champagne and even entertained the 70 participants with a “cabaret” one evening. My photographer has done an excellent job this month and the picture finds me in the magnificent setting of the Cathedral of Reims. I am sporting the green gussets and gaiters of the Nuns of Reims. And this is what I do to relax. The more astute amongst you will know that my birthday will soon be upon me. You my readers and clients are too kind. Many of you tell me that when you meet me in the flesh I appear much younger than you had imagined. One lady placed me at 39 and a friend says that the last time I saw that figure was on someone’s front door. I do recommend the application of a little Nivea for Men moisturising cream just before retiring at night to keep those wrinkles at bay. I don’t want you to end up with wrinkles and headaches as a result of your conveyancing transactions – the way to avoid those is to come to see me. Some banks (such as HSBC) are insisting that one of a small national panel of solicitors should act for the bank. We can still act for you and provide the personal service that you need and so don’t be driven into the arms of some call centre type firm of solicitors. Do telephone us to discuss your circumstances. It is also very important that you ensure that you have your Wills in place and also tucked away in your drawer a Lasting Power of Attorney. Howard Gibbons

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The Whatfield Players If you are still undecided, and you haven’t yet booked for.. ‘TRI-A-LAUGH’, Whatfield Village Hall, 22nd / 23rd November at 7.30 pm Here are a few more details... TAUT Jim Sperick..friends find that problems pile up when they spend a night camping. COFFEE Lesley Cook..three friends meet up for a chat over steaming cups and scones. THE Lynn Brittany..clashes of personalities and outbursts of temper, when the local amateur drama group hold their quiz night. Tickets £8.00 including supper, book with Jane and Bryan at the Idler Bookshop, Hadleigh or ring Diane on 01473 822000. Profits will go to the local branch of the RNLI and towards a fund to buy a memorial bench for our past presidents, Mona Bruce and Robert James. Diane Armour

Mini Christmas Tree Festival at Lamarsh A magical experience awaits you in Lamarsh Church over the weekend of 15th, 16th and Mon. 17th December, where a mini Christmas Tree Festival will be held. Come between 3 and 6.30 pm to view the trees at their best, lit up and decorated by local people in country themes. Hot mulled drinks and nibbles will be available or you could go on for a meal at the Lamarsh Lion (pre-booking advised). On Monday evening there will be carol singing in the Lion, at 7 pm. Entry free: donations to the church. Parking at the Village Hall, Henny Road, CO8 5EU. Enquiries to Fiona Adedotun – tel 01787 228707.

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Raydon Hall Archery Club Raydon Hall Archery Club, who are based at Perris Archery between Ipswich and Hadleigh, have started the defence of the Andy Harris Indoor Winter League title they have won for the last two years. This is a team event which is run by Essex County Archery Association and this year Raydon Hall has entered 3 teams of 5 archers. Raydon Hall Archery Club benefit enormously during the winter months by having access to the purpose built indoor archery range and are able to provide beginners courses all year round. More information regarding the club can be found at If anyone would like further details they should contact Shaun Soanes email: or telephone 07814 030343

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• The Hadleigh Street Collection on Saturday 29 September raised £430.92, all of which will go to saving lives at sea. Grateful thanks to all who contributed so generously. • On the 4 November we will be at the Hadleigh Craft and Food Fair in the Town Hall Complex between 10.00 & 16.00 selling Christmas Cards and souvenirs – ideal for stocking fillers. • Do not forget Shadows in the Shade with their selection of sea shanties at Priory Hall, Benton Street, Hadleigh on Friday 9 November at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 per head inclusive of Supper & are still available. Please telephone 01473 823570. John Baxter, Publicity Secretary , RNLI Hadleigh Branch

Christmas Hall Country House Located in the beautiful Suffolk village of Bildeston, Christmas Hall is the ideal venue for an intimate wedding, family celebration, short break or business function. This privately owned, elegant country house is a marriage of the traditional with 21st century facilities; creating a unique atmosphere where modern comfort meets country elegance. As soon as you step inside, Christmas Hall envelops you in elegance and style; every room is tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished. The House is available to rent and provides the perfect backdrop for an intimate wedding, a memorable family celebration and at this time of year, is the perfect venue for your Christmas party. We also offer various other events, murder mystery parties, vintage coffee mornings, workshops and lots more. For the very first time Christmas Hall will be hosting a Christmas fair throughout the whole house, a wide variety of stalls will be exhibiting in all the rooms – a perfect start to your seasonal shopping in a great festive atmosphere. During this year’s Christmas season local florist Helen Newman will be holding several workshops, why not book your space to create your own floral seasonal decoration? For more information on the workshops and other events during December like our vintage coffee mornings please visit our website. If you would like to book your place for our next workshop or would like to know more about the facilities and services Christmas Hall has to offer please call Hazel Gadsden on 01449 740740 or email us at


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‘Electrifying’ News from Miss Lesley A coach of 55 excited students and parents left Bildeston headed to the Regent Theatre in Ipswich for Miss Lesley's School of Performing Arts first school outing to see the musical Grease. Once seated at the theatre, the children in their bright school t-shirts, looked like a ray of sunshine! Danny Bayne, star of Grease Goody bags were with MLSPA Students provided which kept everyone amused, fed and watered until the show commenced. The children all danced in their seats to classic songs such as Greased Lightnin', Summer Nights and the Hand-Jive! At the end of the show, the trip was made extra special by Danny Bayne, who plays the lead role of Danny Zuko and was the overall winner of ITV's Grease is the Word, coming out to meet all the students to sign autographs and have pictures taken. MLSPA students have also recently completed a Dance-A-Thon - raising money for Kathy Stapleton and Fiona Crabtree - two local women (pictured below with Class 2) who are cycling 400k across India for Women V Cancer. Each student raised sponsorship money for dancing non-stop for the duration of their class. Based on the money that was received on the night and pledged monies still to come in, it is estimated that MLSPA have raised around ÂŁ1k for this worthy cause. On a final note, look out for the MLSPA advert in Community News December's edition for some exciting news regarding another NEW school opening soon!

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Hadleigh Chamber of Commerce is launching a Loyalty scheme with effect from November 1st. High Street Retailers are being encouraged to sign up to the scheme in order to support the High Street. The more you shop in the town, the greater the chance of winning the cash prize. It is free to members of the community who take part in the scheme, just collect a card which will be stamped by participating members whenever a purchase is made. When the card is full it should be handed in to The Idler or Ferguson's Delicatessen in exchange for a new card. Each month the completed cards will be entered into a draw for the cash prize of £50. The draw will take place on the second Tuesday of each month at the Town Council Offices and the winner's name will be announced in the Community News. Join in the fun and support your High Street For more information phone 01473 827752 or e-mail;

A Time to Taste – A Time to Shop Hollow Trees Farm Festival of Food Saturday November 10th 10.00am until 4pm Hollow Trees Farm in Semer will be hosting a Festival of Food on Saturday 10th November from 10am until 4pm. With over twenty stands showcasing home-grown and local food it will be a great opportunity to plan your food and drink requirements for the forthcoming festive season and do some Christmas shopping. There will be a great variety of products on offer from cakes to sausages, wine to chocolates, ice cream to oils and jams to juices. The exhibitors will have tastings and will be answering any questions about their current products and new lines. Entry to the Food Festival is free and the farm shop, farm trail and coffee shop will be open as normal during the day. Hollow Trees Farm is in the village of Semer, near Hadleigh (postcode IP7 6HX) on the A1141 Hadleigh to Lavenham Road. It is just 3 miles off the Hadleigh bypass. For more details visit Ph: 01449 741 247


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Hadleigh Thrift Shop Ltd We have had another successful trip to Albania, visiting all the people on our Family Link programme, and adding a few more. For the first time we saw the wonderful improvements to the Orphan Boys “cowshed� in which the three of them live. It has a new roof (the old one leaked), a lovely tiled floor, new windows and front door. The next job is a new toilet and shower. They also have new beds as the old ones were falling apart. The cost of all this has been shared with Leiston Charity Shop. It has made such a difference to their lives. Hadleigh town and district – through helping our shop – should be justly proud. The three boys lost both of their parents very suddenly, but they can now stay together in their improved building. The visit was also timed so that we could attend Antonela’s wedding to Rezart. She is the student who was at university in England and sometimes helps out in the shop. The event was so different to a wedding here and all of us thoroughly enjoyed it. Organisations helped recently: Angel Court Travelling expenses, Hadleigh Ladies Monday Club, Barts Hospital, Hadleigh Hares, Kersey Village Hall, United Reformed Church, EACH, Under 18’s Football Club, Hadleigh Elderly Peoples Welfare, CRY – Cardiac Risk in the Young.

New!!!! Pilates At Kersey Mill I'm very excited about starting Pilates classes at Kersey Mill as well as maintaining my current classes in Hadleigh and Bildeston. Pilates is a body conditioning method that works differently from other fitness techniques. Through building body awareness Pilates can enhance your performance within the gym environment helping to avoid injury whilst improving your posture , strength , flexibility and balance. By increasing your self awareness and targeting the deep postural muscles through this controlled discipline you'll achieve noticeable long-term results. A girdle of strength can be achieved as we gently reshape your body, improving muscle definition and tone. Learning to change any bad habits you may have picked up over the years, we will focus on a lateral breathing technique allowing you to breathe wide and full using the whole of your lung capacity, thereby promoting relaxation and releasing any tension from the body as you regain correct alignment throughout. Please contact me if you wish to join a matwork class and allow me and the body control Pilates method help you achieve your goals. Pilates can benefit anyone of any age and any level of fitness. I offer General, Intermediate and Beginner/Refresher classes with the option of having a no obligation taster session before choosing to join a course. 1:1 and 1:2 sessions are also available to enhance your Pilates experience. Courses are usually 6-7 week blocks with payment in advance securing your place. I provide everything you should require including mats, head pillows, bands, balls, rollers and more!! Just come wearing something comfortable to move in and I would recommend socks. I hope that you will leave your class feeling mentally refreshed, physically energised with a better posture and inner strength. If you know someone who may benefit from Pilates classes why not buy them a gift voucher to be used against a course or a one off Pilates class? Please contact me to further information and discover that Pilatesworks!! Jenny 07855 394703





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Find it by the footpath! The Bindweeds (Bell-bine) These are one of those plants that you’ll walk past without giving a second thought. They’re so persistent that in the past all anyone could do was to complain - there was no way of getting rid of it. It is only recent times that herbicides have been developed that will deal with it. The flowers “track the sun” during the day, but if you walk along a footpath in the evening you probably won’t see much of them because they close-up at night. There are three varieties native to the UK but only two of them in our area, the third is a very pretty version growing coastal areas. Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) As the name implies this grows mainly in open spaces (fields and wasteland) and used to be one of those weeds that farmers dreaded because they had no way of dealing with it. It climbs to around 0.6 metres (2 Ft) by ”twiddling” itself anti-clockwise round others, and has such dense foliage it is quite capable of suffocating the supporting plant. If there are no other plants around, it will form a small mound covered in flowers. These are about the size of a 10p coin (See photo) and although they are usually pink and white, (as in the photo) they can have varying amounts of colour and even be pure white. It’s difficult to destroy on two counts. One is its deep root system. The plant generally forms a single root that goes into the ground several metres (as much as 4-5 metres - 15 feet in some soils) with a “crown” just under the surface. If it happens to be growing in cultivated ground each time the plant is disturbed (digging or ploughing) the problem worsens because it breaks the main underground stem. This doesn’t bother the plant unduly – it just forms a new “crown” at the deeper level and sends up shoots from there. The newly broken upper part or the underground stem then forms another deep root and next year you have it two plants to tackle. The second is the seeds! Each plant can produce several hundred small seeds which simply lie in the soil waiting to be moved about on farm equipment and animal’s feet. Some experts say that under reasonable conditions these can survive for up to 40 years. There’s no way round it! Once you’ve got Field Bind Weed the problem won’t go away without modern herbicides Hedge Bindweed (Calystegia sepium) You can’t miss this one. The flowers are pure white trumpets about 75mm (3 inches) across, and you’ll see them facing the sun above a carpet of green in the hedgerows. The farmers didn’t like this plant either, because it grows in the hedges where they couldn’t get at it. It spreads by an ever-expanding root system lying just under the surface of the soil. These are pearly white, about the diameter of a pencil, and are very brittle. All the farm equipment did was to break them into pieces, each of which had the potential to grow into a new plant. The only saving grace is that the plant dislikes disturbance and doesn’t set much seed. During the spring the plants grows very rapidly - several centimetres each day is not unusual – and, like it’s counterpart the Field Bindweed, it climbs by “twiddling” it’s self around things. It’s the leaves that pose the worst threat to other plants. They’re heart shaped, as large as your hand and form a complete covering of everything they climb, shutting out the sun and choking everything beneath. If it’s in your garden it may be possible to dig out the mass of roots to destroy it, but if it’s in a hedge: - there’s no chance of beating it. Even today when we can control it, if you own even the smallest piece of land there’s a very good chance that you are the owner of a bindweed plant. Mick T

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Jerry’s Diary Swallows continued to pass through during the first two weeks of October although numbers were smaller than in September. Several groups of 40-60+ were seen in many areas. Housemartin numbers were greater, with 200+ feeding over Holbecks Park on 4th & 5th October, and 300+ over Benton End, Hadleigh on the 7th. Pied Wagtail numbers have been on the increase with 200+ feeding on the field opposite Oxford Close and 300+ on Grey Wagtail photographed by Peter the fields around Hadleigh Cutts in the drained river bed at Sewer Works. Keep an eye Toppesfield Bridge, Hadleigh out for the Pied Wagtails that go to roost behind the Co-op, they can be seen building up in numbers before dusk. The odd Grey Wagtail and Meadow Pipit can also be seen amongst them. Two Stonechats were often seen perched on the short hedge beside the footpath near Potts Cottage, Layham from the 10th October. Flying west over Wolves Lane on 10th were 27 Common Redpolls. Several small flocks of Siskins have also been seen in many areas. It is 25 years since we had the great storm on 16th October 1987, the most eerie thing I can remember was that for 2 days prior to the storm there was very little birdlife around. It appeared very quiet, only 3 days before (12th & 13th) there were a few hundred Fieldfares and Redwings with many Blackbirds, Song Thrush, Goldcrests and Meadow Pipit as well as large flocks of Swallows and Housemartins in the Hadleigh area. But 2 days before the hurricane winds arrived the birds appeared to have moved on. There is no doubt in my mind that our birds knew the storms were heading towards the UK. It is a known fact that migrant species will move on before any bad weather moves in, but many of the young birds will have been caught out. There are three species of woodland birds that I believe have never recovered since the storms, Willow Tit, Tree Sparrow and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker. All three nest in holes in tree. The Willow Tit using soft rotten wood. With over 15 million trees coming down during the great storm this must have reduced the nesting habitat for these three species. It was the east and south east that were worst affected and it is in these areas that the Willow Tit, Tree Sparrow and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker have seen the first decline in the UK (but this is only in my opinion), not others. As always if you see anything interesting or want a bird identified I would be please to hear from you - email

Babergh Green Party backs ‘Hands off Hadleigh’ Campaign Babergh Green Party has resolved to back the campaign to keep Tesco out of Hadleigh after hearing a talk from anti-Tesco campaigner Jan Byrne of Hadleigh Society. “Tesco’s new application should be rejected,” said Robert Lindsay, co-ordinator of Babergh Green Party, “The supermarket has never been wanted by most people in the town and the surrounding villages who like Hadleigh for its unique atmosphere, its food market and independent shops.” Tesco submitted a fresh application in August after its former application was rejected by just eight votes to seven by members of Babergh’s planning committee. Ms Byrne told Green Party members in Hadleigh last month that she believed councillors now had more grounds than ever to reject Tesco’s plan. Morrisons has now built a 4,500 sq m store on the former Buyright site, theoretically meeting the “need” for at least 2,900 sq m superstore that the planners wrote into their local plan years ago. Mr Lindsay, who is a parish councillor in Bildeston and last year stood as a Babergh district councillor in Brett Vale, losing by just six votes, said; “Despite what Babergh planners seem to think, there is no ‘need’ for any superstore in the town. Supermarket giants rip the heart out of small towns. Babergh planners should be encouraging people to walk and cycle to Hadleigh’s independent local shops and businesses, not allowing a multi-national, stocking imported food, to put a car park and a superstore on a water meadow. “Tesco will rip the heart out of Hadleigh and turn the place into a soulless clone town.” Mr Lindsay said: “Our councillors claim to represent the people who have elected them. If that’s the case they should vote unanimously against this fresh application.”

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British Red Cross-Across Suffolk-Autumn Update I never cease to be amazed by the generosity of the people of Suffolk as they reach into their pockets to help those less fortunate than themselves. This summer Red Cross week raised a tremendous £10,000 from collections across the county and a further £10,000 was raised by the Suffolk Open Gardens. This £20,000 will be spent on providing services for vulnerable people across Suffolk. One such service is the medical equipment loan service which has outlets across the county. Medical equipment loans are provided for up to three months and are free of charge, delivery is available in some areas for a small fee. You can borrow items such as wheelchairs, commodes, and walking aids. (The American paralympic team borrowed 20 shower stools for their wheelchair athletes during their recent stay at Lakenheath Air Base!) To find your nearest medical equipment loan outlet call 01284 727252, or for the Lowestoft area call 0845 054 7181. Coming up we have Operation Gunpowder in Haverhill. Operation Gunpowder is a proactive service where Red Cross staff and volunteers, together with other community agencies, visit vulnerable people likely to be intimidated by antisocial behaviour during the high jinks of Bonfire Night and Halloween. This service not only provides on-the-spot practical help and support but also identifies and follows up longer term needs. The success of our fundraising is down to the kindness and support of local people like you. We are currently planning our Open Garden programme for 2013 and are looking for more gorgeous gardens to open and delight the visiting public. If you know of a secret garden (or street, or whole village) that you think would be suitable, or like the idea of helping at an Open Garden near you (putting up signs, baking cakes, stewarding the gate etc) please let me know. A couple of hours of your time can make a real difference to people's lives. Jane Dow

Ear Safety this Guy Fawkes Night By Karen Finch RHAD FSHAA FRSA, Audiologist and Managing Director of The Hearing Care Centre Ltd The days and nights around Fireworks Night are extremely hazardous to your ears. Fireworks can cost you your hearing. For the lucky ones, their hearing returns, but many must live with their hearing loss or tinnitus for the rest of their lives. There is no cure for noise induced hearing damage. But you can easily prevent it. Two thousandth of a second is all it takes for an exploding firecracker to put out the noise intensity to put your hearing at risk for life. The burst of noise is so short that you may not sense its true intensity.. Perhaps you love the thrill of fireworks, but you better watch out and be aware that*: • 1 in 10,000 people suffer permanent hearing damage because of fireworks • Young adults under the age of 25 are three times more likely than other groups to suffer fireworks related hearing damage • Men are three times more at risk than women Take Precautions: Guy Fawkes Night will be celebrated but take care of yourself and each other. Use earplugs to protect your hearing. Simple off the shelf ear plugs would do the trick and for the little ones there are fantastic, inexpensive noise breaker headphones (as shown). Make sure that no one else is standing too close when you light the fuse of your fireworks. Most of those suffering hearing damage did not cause it themselves. They suffered the bad luck of being too close to the fireworks of others. For more information on protecting your hearing, hearing loss or to purchase ear plugs please visit or call 0800 096 2637 *These conclusions were based on a study of hearing injuries related to fireworks celebrations in Germany, 2000.

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Foster Carers needed to look after older children East Bergholt based Eastern Family Services (EFS) is a local fostering agency looking to recruit foster carers and, in particular, we would like to hear from people who would be interested in caring for children aged over 10. Over 50% of children in care are aged over 10 and currently there is a shortage of foster carers in the area who can provide safe and nurturing homes for these young people. It is a common myth that younger children can be more rewarding to care for and our experience is that older children are often misunderstood and not given a chance! In recruiting carers who can support and care for an older child we hope to give them a unique opportunity to find the right path in life as they grow towards adulthood and independence. If you are interested in finding out more about fostering, please give us a call on 01206 299775 or contact us through our website We look forward to hearing from you.

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Family Christmas Shopping Extravaganza Bildeston Primary School PTFA are hosting a family Christmas Shopping Extravaganza on Thursday 22nd November from 7pm-9pm. Free Admission. Many stalls including jewellery, Usborne Books, Forever Living, Homemade Crafts & Gifts, Chocoholic, Phoenix Cards, Toys and many more. Plus Raffle, Chocolate Raffle and Refreshments. Please join us for some festive shopping! All Welcome Jacqueline Chamberlain




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A Big Thank You We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported us at the bring and buy on september 22nd at Raydon Village Hall, this was in aid of Brain Tumour UK and also in memory of David Cooper who is always in our hearts. TOTAL RAISED £1054. Betty, Cliff and Family

Sudbury Grammar School 1948 I thought some Community News readers might be interested in a crosssection of a Sudbury Grammar School photograpg taken in May 1948 and featuring the following Hadleigh and District boys as follows: Back Row: 1st left Bernard Brown (Hadleigh), 3rd left Brian Thompson (Hadleigh), 9th left Brian Palfreman (Layham), 11th left Marcus Pizzey Hadleigh. 2nd Back Row: 4th left Neil Salmon (Hadleigh), 1st right Willie Spooner (Hadleigh). 2nd Front Row: 7th left Colin Botwright (Hadleigh), 8th left John Kersey (Hadleigh). Front Row: 5th left David Nicholls (Hadleigh), 6th left Colin King (Whatfield), 7th left Roy Ainger (Stoke by Nayland), 8th left Michael Addison (Monks Eleigh), 9th left Hugh Poulson (Brent Eleigh). Colin King


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Will Making – Really Good News! When I go out to meet clients for the first time, they often say ‘you’re nothing like we expected’, as if I should have shuffled in wearing a Terry Pratchett wizard’s hat with a long white beard and a scythe over my shoulder. My bike riding (when I have time for a Wills on Wheels journey to the client’s house) makes it hard for me to carry unusual kit. I am told that my will writing business is also a bit different, having become an established service since I started it in Polstead as a retirement project some three years ago. It may still be unrecognized by some, but its purpose, from the very start, has been aimed at helping a wide range of people locally to make good wills without any fuss or undue expense. I act for many older clients, but my list of clients – nearly all of them are local - includes old and young, wealthy and not so well off. I’ve done some research recently to confirm what I thought – that many of my clients are around my age or a bit more (I’m a retired solicitor aged 72). The average age of the clients I saw in October was over 80 but that was exceptional and I do also act for clients in their 20s! Every client’s main objective in making a will is to tidy things up. The will should appoint executors and include a clear statement of the client’s wishes, knowing that with luck it will be many years before the executors have to wind up the estate – when it should be just as the client wished, with the right people inheriting, and no complications, claims or unnecessary expense. Unsurprisingly, a number of my older clients aren’t too mobile these days, and I’m happy to visit them at a time to suit them. I’m very aware how important it is for some clients that they should have a home visit service, because that’s when they are most likely to be relaxed and at their best to discuss their affairs. For younger clients, early evening meetings are usually more convenient because they don’t lose time or wages during the working day. For all clients, the good news is that with home visits they avoid the cost and stress of getting an appointment with a town solicitor. Some clients prefer not to be visited at their home, in which case I am happy for them to come to my office at Polstead. Our normal will writing service includes two visits. The first is a ‘get to know you’ visit when we talk about the family relationships, discuss the client’s wishes and agree the outline of the will. Then, I draft the will, send it to the client, and we discuss and agree any issues. The second stage is the next meeting when I present the final version of the will, the client signs it and my wife and I act as formal witnesses. In my view this is the most important stage of the entire exercise, because if the will is incorrectly executed, it is invalid. I’ve noticed that this month nine national charities have clubbed together to encourage people to make wills and donate to the charities instead of paying the solicitors (who agree to waive their fees). Any initiative to encourage people to make wills and donate to charity is clearly a good thing, although I should make the point that in most people’s wills, in these recessionary times ‘charity begins at home’. In cases where clients do leave to charity, this is usually to local (specially the local church), health (such as Cancer, Alzheimers and Parkinsons) and animal charities, not forgetting the RNLI with our coastal connection. Its important to remember that there can be a very long time gap between the date when the will is written and the time when the charity receives its bequest. For that reason, lifetime gifts are vital, and the easiest way to start is by putting loose change in a charity box at home or in the workplace. The Will Business isn’t just about wills. For the more mature clients, I provide lasting powers of attorney (very useful in helping sons and daughters to run aged parents’ bank accounts and pay bills) and advance decisions (to refuse medical treatment). Will making is one of the best forms of family planning (short of the obvious). It sets the rules so that your family can inherit as you want, without arguments. In this box ticking age, making your will ticks an important box. It is painless, thanks to the home visits, and your will should not need to be reviewed for some years unless there are changes in personal circumstances. Trevor Dodwell, The Will Business Ltd

Whatfield School Christmas Bazaar With Christmas just around the corner, on Friday 7th December there will be a Christmas Bazaar in Whatfield Village Hall, from 5.30pm until 8pm. Come and see Father Christmas, or visit one of the craft and gift stalls; ideal for some lovely present ideas, with refreshments, the school choir, raffle and much more - it's going to be very festive! From 7.30 the regular bar the Fifth Horseshoe will be open so why not stay on for the evening?

Are You A Skipping? George and Rose Skippings “adopted” my mother Violet Christina Grimwood, who was born in Angel Street, Hadleigh in 1909. My grandmother was Rose Lillian Grimwood who I would like to trace. I know my grandmother was in Chelsea, London in 1911 but that’s where it ends. Does anyone know if the Skippings and Grimwoods were related or friends? I also know that George and Rose lived on a farm in Semer and that they had two children, George and Elsie. If you have any information please make contact. Ann Jackaman 07770 431837 22

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Polstead Playgroup The children of Polstead Playgroup celebrated the build up to the Olympics by holding an 'Olympic Sponsored Walk' down to Dollops Wood and back, with time for plenty of refreshments along the way! The children all carried fantastic Olympic torches that they had made during one of the many craft activities at Playgroup. Everyone had a lovely time squelching through the muddy puddles in the woods from all the recent rain. Luckily on the day it was beautifully warm and sunny. Over £600 pounds was raised which will provide plenty of new toys and equipment for the Playgroup. At the end of June we also raised £160 from our Cake Stall at Sudbury Market selling delicious home made cakes and pastries provided by all the parents. Polstead Playgroup offers quality childcare for local parents for children aged two to five years old. The playgroup has been established for over 20 years and is a charity run by parents by means of a committee of volunteers. We aim to keep fees to a minimum through fund-raising activities throughout the year. We employ a lovely team of staff, some who have been working at the Playgroup for over 10 years now. Sessions run every weekday during termtime from 9.15 to 12.15 with an optional lunch club until 1pm four days a week. We can have up to 25 children per session. Children move on from Playgroup to many different schools in the local area. Based in the quiet rural setting of Polstead Village Hall we have a wide range of toys and activities for the children to choose from with an emphasis on learning through play. They have a structured snack time, story time, singing and learn the calendar, shapes and colours in a fun and relaxed way. We have regular themes to our activities depending on the time of year or events such as the Olympics. There is a lovely outdoor space with the garden area, a large newly refurbished sandpit and enough ride-on toys to keep all the children busy! If you would like to find out more please contact our Playgroup Leader Aimee for a free trial session on 07799 706927 or take a look at our website

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A Quiz Night in support of the Alison Fracella Research Trust and the Brendan Oakes Trust

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‘Fall for the Fallen’ - Thank You Both Sharon Sage & Amanda Chittenden would like to thank all of their sponsors far and wide for helping them to raise a total of £853 for ‘Fall for the Fallen’. They had a great day and found the whole thing amazing, and with that would love to thank Keith Avis Printers for their help and support, along with the ladies from Gotelee’s solicitors for their warmth and kind generosity and a huge thank you to their biggest sponsor from Hadleigh High Street, the guys at Morton, Dawson & Girling estate agents. Sharon would also like to say a big thank you to her colleagues at Santander for their support as well as their sponsorship money. All money raised has been passed onto SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors & Airmen Families Association) but their just giving pages will remind open for a short time if anyone would like to make a donation please do so at or ‘Thank you all we could never have done this without your support.’

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Hadleigh Optimists Group Are you a Registered Visually Impaired Person? Do you know a registered VIP? Do you know that there is a friendly social club in Hadleigh for VIP’s resident in Hadleigh and the surrounding villages? Meetings are held monthly for coffee and chat and outings during the summer months. Helpful advice and support is always available. If you are interested in making further enquiries about our activities please contact Mary Cross on 01473 828238.

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Colchester Symphony Orchestra - conductor Christopher Phelps Soloists Fiona Hammacott (soprano) and Stephen Chambers (tenor)

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Fundraising activities for the care & upkeep of St. Mary's Parish Church, Boxford A Christmas Tree Festival - We are holding a "Christmas Tree Festival" in St. Mary's Church from Friday 7th - Sunday 9th December inclusive. Entry is £1.00. Lots of imaginatively decorated trees by village organisations & families - there will be refreshments available as well. ( If you would like to have a tree to decorate there are still some available. Price is £10.00 for the tree ( you can keep it afterwards if you wish!) All funds raised for the upkeep of the Parish Church) Please contact Ruth Kingsbury or Pauline Lamming for further details. "Cakes are us": cakes & bread stalls will be held the last Friday each month in the South Porch from 2.30pm. Lots of delicious cakes & bread available. "Boxford Church" Tea Towels - are available to purchase in village shops & in church. They are £5.00 each, or two for £8.00. Church Calendar: We are hoping the 2013 calendar will be available for sale in village shops in November. Church Choir: Have you sung in a choir before or do you just enjoy singing. Either way we would love you to join us. Practices are Thursday evenings from 7.00pm for an hour or so- do come along - no auditions- do drop in & give it a try. Musicians - Do you play an instrument? Whatever you play we would love to hear from you as we would like to set up a music group to play at some of our more informal services. If you feel you can help or know someone who could, again please speak to a churchwarden or the Revd Judith. Volunteers & Help needed: Please do consider if you can help out - even for an hour or two- with any of the following: secretarial work, church cleaning, fundraising events. If you can please contact a church warden. Special Services: Pets Service 2012: We are holding our "Pets Service" this year on Sunday 4th November at 11.00 am. Make a note to come! Bring along you pet/s - doesn't matter what it is! "Remembering our Loved ones": A special service to remember our loved ones, will be held in St. Mary's Church on Sunday 4th November at 4.00pm "An Advent Celebration" Saturday December 1st:- To celebrate the start of Advent - in music & readings specially selected for the occassion- at 6.30pm ( Entry is of course free) followed by a Supper for which a charge will be made. (Tickets for the supper will be available from the newsagents or in church) "Christingle" Service - 4.00pm on Sunday December 2nd - A special service for children & families where we raise funds for The Children's Society The Bible Study Group: The Bible study group meets at 7.30pm on the 2nd & 4th Monday each month at 47 Swan Street. Please do come along, you will be made most welcome. The Home Group: Generally the group meets on 1st & 3rd Thursdays each month at 3.30pm at Brook House, Fen Street, Boxford. Everyone is most welcome for this time of fellowship.

Suffolk and Essex Small Animal Welfare The SESAW volunteers will be back with a warm welcome at the Christmas Fair in Leavenheath Village Hall, Wrights Way, CO6 4NW on Sunday 18th November. Gifts and cards, jewellery, toys, cosmetics, children's and adult tombola, Anita's delicious homemade snacks and refreshments and SESAW Sponsorship pack for animal lovers will all be on offer. The Fair runs from noon to 3pm, admission 50p and the Grand Annual Raffle will be drawn during the afternoon. Suffolk and Essex Small Animal Welfare is an independant charity which relies entirely upon voluntary contributions and fund raising so please help make this event a success.

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As Natural As Can ‘Bee’ East of England Co-operative Members and Customers were offered a week of tantalizing tastings at the Hadleigh Supermarket recently as part of their Sourced Locally Tasting Week. Each day there was a tasty treat for Members and Customers to try, from fruit juices, bakery products, teas and Chinese curry sauces too chocolate, sausages, and Adnams Ale. There was also the opportunity to meet some very busy bees who produce Suffolk Honey, sold in East of England Co-op stores. Bee keeper Michael Coe has been keeping bees for 6 to 7 years, following in his family member’s footsteps and has been supplying the East of England Coop for the past 6 months. He has 30 hives in Suffolk and many more in Essex, with potentially 60,000 bees in each hive at the peak of the season. He said, “It is great to have the support of the East of England Co-operative. It helps to the support the bees, and to be able to speak to people here today, I hope more people will be encouraged to keep bees themselves.” Michael brought along just a few of these bees to the store for customers to take a look at and was on hand to answer any questions they had. The Suffolk Honey, off which the bees produce between 1-2 tons a year, was available to taste either on bread or straight from the honey comb itself. The honey is available, in over 20 East of England Co-op stores, in either set or runny form. The honey is 100% natural, taken straight from the honey comb and placed into jars. Kevin Warden – East of England Co-operative Society, Local Sourcing Manager said “The tasting week was a great success and we hope that the local community enjoyed the chance to try just some of the locally sourced products we have on offer in their store.”



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Funds for Gt Ormond Street Hospital, London - Sponsored by Hadleigh Thrift Shop We would be pleased to hear from you if you have a story to tell about the above hospital. There must be lots of families who have had an experience, perhaps going back several years, or more recently. Contact Barbara at 01473 828800 or Joan (01473 828510) or send a letter to the Thrift Shop at 43a High Street, Hadleigh IP7 5AB. Thank you in advance. We are currently raising money for a much needed heart/lung bypass machine.


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News from the Garden Personal Thoughts The Autumn clear up has been interrupted by the discovery of a pool of water in my Summerhouse. The roofing felt had become brittle and cracked. Then recent strong winds had got under the cracked edge and ripped it. This has been dealt with, but it might be worth having a look at your shed roof before Winter really sets in. I have also been doing some work on the paths around the extra bit of land that I bought some years ago. The main problem is that the path through my vegetable patch was laid on a thin bed of sand on top of the ground as it was when I bought it. Cultivation, and the addition of compost has raised the level of the land alongside the path by about 3", so that the soil keeps falling onto the path. So I am going to have to raise the level of the path by about 3" to stop the problem. It will also give me a level junction with a new path I am laying across the middle of the vegetable patch. Two recent horticultural news items are worrying. Firstly following the loss of our elm trees, and worries about pests & diseases on horse chestnut trees, it appears that the chlara fraxinea fungus , which attacks Ash trees, has got into the UK from Europe where it has already destroyed most of the Ash trees in Denmark. Secondly the commercial crop of potatoes has been poor this year due to wet weather and potato blight, and the Potato Council are blaming amateur growers for spreading potato blight from their crops. Some commentators have even suggested that we amateurs should not be allowed to grow potatoes. Weather Records In September at Kersey there were 47 mm (1.85") of rain. This is roughly our average monthly rainfall. This rainfall means that the 3 month figure is now 181.4 mm (7.1") which is 120% of the average rainfall. In September the maximum temperature was 27 Cel (81F) which is at the top of the September range. The minimum was 5 Cel (41F), which is typical for September. In my garden the ground temperature at writing is 10 Cel (50F) , which is typical for the month. Hints As the weather permits carry on with planting shrubs, fruit trees, and hedges, and overhauling borders. A start can be made on hedge trimming. If possible leave hedges carrying berries until later to give the birds a chance. It is not too late to plant more bulbs. November is a bit late for daffodils, but they will still give a good show, and it is about right for tulips. If you want to keep your dahlias, lift them as soon as they get frost damaged, cut the stems back to about 6", and store the tubers initially upside down in a frost free place that is not too hot. In the vegetable patch rough dig any vacant space, and leave for the frost to break down. One can plant broad beans, hardy peas, and Japanese onion sets. If you grow cacti they should now be given their Winter rest with little or no water until the Spring. In my greenhouse the desert cacti will get none, and the forest ones like the Christmas cactus and the epiphylliums just a drop every 2 or three weeks. Good Gardening, John Rye

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The Hadleigh & District Garden Club The meeting on 8th October was very well attended, the subject was "Roses" given by Simon and assisted by Peter on behalf of Peter Beales, the eminent rose growers from Attleborough, and was extremely informative and interesting in every way. They brought masses of potted roses for sale as well as herbaceous plants and various types of climbers which seemed to be Peters speciality. The talk was illustrated with an excellent slide show and as it stated; was the A - Z of roses. It did cover all the different varieties of rose and cultural details and tips. There were lots of new varieties, some very new as well as old favourites and those lost in the mists of time. Ever come across a four petal rose? No me neither, and it wasn't an aboration but a distinct variety with a name - sorry I can't remember it. What these chaps didn't know about roses and rose growing probably isn't worth knowing and the audience was clearly fascinated on the subject of, probably the UKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favourite flower. Interestingly they showed examples of really large plants being grown in pots and seemingly thriving although it was pointed out that they needed constant TLC - mainly to keep them hydrated. Simon also pointed out that climbers and ramblers do need their lower stems trained horizontally otherwise all the flowers will be high and out of sight. And most interestingly, they developed a way of overcoming rose sickness when it is necessary to replant in the same area as a dead plant (i.e. on a pergola) without killing yourself changing half a ton of soil. It seems to involve using a cardboard box -"simples"?!! The size of box that has contained 12 bottles of wine appeared to do the trick - I wasn't too sure if there was a connection between the box and the energy gained by consuming the contents! Better to ring them though and get the details. For more information contact Ruth Allen on 01473 822323


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The Ladies Autumn Meeting was held at Stoke-byNayland Golf Club on Thursday 27th September. The Specialist Shield was presented by Joan Fry to Mandy Byham, the winner of the 18 hole stableford competition held in the morning. The close runner up was Elaine Davidson followed by Jude Hanner on countback from Suzanne Shaw-Smith Specialist Shield (from left to right) with 5th prize going to Susan Joan Fry, Mandy Byham, Carol Mehrer Swan. In the afternoon two (Lady Captain) nine hole Greensomes competitions were won by Barbara Rowe and Catriona Chaplin on the front nine and Ann Major and Gillian Gray on the back nine.

Autumn at the Hadleigh Bowling Club Firstly thanks to all who supported the Macmillan Coffee Morning held on Friday 28 September. The event raised £127.47 for this worthy cause and well done to club captain Pete Miller and his team for their efforts. Although it is our close season there is much activity at the club. On Saturday 13 October we had a Fish and Chip Supper with live music provided by George Caddick which was attended by some 60 members and guests, thanks to Janet Hogger and her band of helpers for a very lively evening . Our Annual Presentation Dinner Dance will be held on Saturday 17 November and members are reminded to complete and return their booking forms as soon as possible. Another date for the diary is the Christmas Cheese and Wine and Raffle evening on Saturday 15 December. Throughout the winter months the club remains open for short mat bowling both as a social activity and more serious league competitions. In addition to informal roll ups on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 2.30, Friday evenings at 6.30 and Sunday mornings at 10.00 the club runs two league teams. We welcomes members who simply want to play the short mat game only either socially or competitively . The league teams have benefited from our experiences of our first season of competition last winter and have seen some success. As seen from the above the club offers a lively sporting and social scene throughout the year and new members are always welcome.

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The record books are being re-written at Newton Green Golf Club for both the male and female course amateur honours. Within the space of a few days the course records in both categories have been smashed – and in one case by a 14-year-old girl. Eloise Aldous, whose handicap has now been cut from 10 to eight, shot a three over par 74 in the club’s England Women’s Golf Association Medal competition. It gave her a net score of 64 against par for women of 71. She was playing the competition with fellow England schoolgirl squad trainee Alice Barlow, and the total for Eloise was made up of five birdies, six pars, six bogeys and a double bogey. The new ladies’ record slices three shots off the previous best set by Laura Lowe just over a year ago. Russell Oakey Newton has a par of 69 for men, and former professional Russell Oakey, who switched back to amateur status two years ago – becoming club champion in the recent summer - has now set a new, four-under-par record of 65. It was one below the previous best set by Steve Wordley 12 years ago. Oakey’s score in the club’s Molony Cup gave him first place and a Stableford points total of 42. He was playing off a handicap of two – since cut to one. His rich vein of form continued a few days later when he shot 70 (nett 69) to come third in the club’s Glass Bowl competition.

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Chelmsford Cross Country, 14th October The first cross country race of the new X53-12 season started in Essex, run by Springfield Striders. Looking to build upon last year's 2nd place in pool B, the Hares fielded five men and two women. The demanding five-mile course saw runners navigate several ditches before going through a wood in the last third of the race. Toby Rankin went through the finish line first for the Hares in 40th place. Matt Hunter followed in 48th place. In the ladies section Trudy Avis came 27th and Deborah Stewart was 67th. Stuart and Steve Hunt both turned out for the Hares after several races the previous month. Stuart was 125th with his dad in 145th place. Graham Rankin said he really enjoyed the course and was looking forward to the rest of the season, he finished in 156th. Elizabeth Stewart finished in 57th place in the juniors' one-mile race. The next cross country race is in Harwich on 4th November.

Hadleigh 10 race Would you like the chance to win a year-long gym membership? Peake Fitness has kindly donated the prize to the first male and female runners in this year's Hadleigh 10 race. Also, all runners who finish the race will be entitled to a voucher, worth £150, to use on gym membership at the fitness complex in Stoke-by-Nayland. Now in it's 27th year, Suffolk's leading 10 mile road race, organised by Hadleigh Hares Athletics Club and sponsored by Peake Fitness and Ipswich Building Society, is a scenic, undulating but challenging course that takes runners through the beautiful Brett Vale countryside. In addition to the main event, a junior 2km fun run is held which takes young budding athletes off road through local country paths, alongside the river and finishing at the town's football club. Come along and see for yourself why in 2010 the British Association of Road Races (in partnership with England Athletics) voted the Hadleigh 10 as one of the top 5% races in England! Entries are now open for the race which takes place at 11am Sunday 25th November (junior race starts at 11.05): please visit for more information. Matthew Hunter

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On Thursday 4th October 2012, Hintlesham Golf Club hosted their very first Ladies Invitation Day. With their continuously growing ladies section, 34 ladies participated with invited guests from surrounding clubs. What a great day was had by all, even the weather was perfect and the overall winners were Paula Tennant (Hintlesham) & Claudia Long (Flempton). Kevin Carpenter (KC Golf Show) entertained us after lunch with one of his amazing golf trick shows and the Hintlesham Ladies kindly donated gifts towards a fantastic hamper, which when raffled off raised £215.00 for Kevin's chosen charity, Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Hintlesham are presently offering an introductory membership for 3 months at £100.00, so if anybody is interested in coming to join our friendly club or if you would like to find out more about the KC Golf Show then please visit us at or indeed why not pop up to the club for a drink and a bite to eat?

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‘Thank You’ to the Hadleigh and District Angling Society The Brendan Oakes Trust would like to thank HADAS for our most successful charity fishing match since we started 7 years ago. This years event raised £940 for the Trust and was attended by nearly 40 fisherman from Hadleigh and other local fishing clubs. The memorial match was again sponsored by Mark Snowling of Surefix windows and doors and we thank him for his continued support. After 7 years of trying it was Mark Snowling's day as he won the match. It was another beautiful day and everyone enjoyed the tea, coffee and biscuits on the banks of Bulleky Fenn before retiring to the BBQ and helping to raise more funds by buying raffle tickets and bidding on items in the auction. Once again thank you to all those that took part and hoping to see you all again next year. Mark Oakes

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The Village Edition, November 2012  

The Village Edition, November 2012