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VILLAGE EDITION Hadleigh Community News

September 2011

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Hang on to your Handlebars! The Tour of Britain Cycle race is nearly here and Hadleigh residents will be able to see the race pass through the town and join in activities in the High Street. Saturday, September 17 is the big day with free events taking place in the High Street near the junction with Angel Street. Kicking off at 10am, Babergh Council's mobile skate park will be there as well as the chance to try Kangoo Jumps and join in a family cycle ride. There will also be the opportunity to have a free bike check and also find out more about what you can do at the town's swimming pool, leisure centre and new community facility. There will be street entertainers and local traders will ensure there is plenty to eat and drink. Just after 10.45am the lead cars will arrive followed by the 16 teams of cyclists on the penultimate stage of the Tour of Britain Race which culminates in London the next day. The teams come from Britain, Ireland, France, USA, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium and their day will have begun in Bury St Edmunds. And after going through Cockfield, Lavenham, Monks Eleigh and Hadleigh the race will go onto Ipswich,

through Mid Suffolk and into Norfolk where this stage will finish at Sandringham House. Fancy your own cycle ride? Then why not join in the family ride taking place before the main race, which will finish in good time at Babergh council's car park in Bridge Street so that riders can watch the main race as it passes through the town. To join the family cycle ride call 01473 826656 or visit: Sue Longhurst, Babergh District Council’s Community Development Officer (Sport), who is organising the events with Hadleigh Town Council, said: "This is a great chance to see a real showpiece cycle race and enjoy some free activities in the High Street.” And Town Clerk of Hadleigh Town Council Carol Bailey added: "This will be a fantastic occasion for the town with lots of local activity and a unique opportunity to see some of the world's top cyclists." The Tour of Britain Cycle Race is supported by the two county councils, district and borough councils and also been made possible by Southwold based Adnams, principal partners for stage 7 of the race.

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As I write this we reach the end of another exciting school year. Through the year we have been involved in a creative Hadleigh Community News Opening Hoursproject with a group called East Feast, Helping you Mon - Fri 8am - 8pmwho organised gardeners and artists to with your move, come into school and work with the not just your sale! Welcome to Cygnet the Village Edition of the Hadleigh The Black Barn, Court, Swan Street, Boxford CO10 5NZ Sat - Sun 10am - 5pmchildren. This culminated in a fantastic Community News which is hand delivered to homes arts evening, where children, friends and 01787 510123 families attended a midsummer during the first week of each month to Bildeston, celebration, and followed a trail around all Boxford, Edwardstone, Groton, Monks Eleigh, the new artworks around the school Whatfield, Elmsett, Hintlesham, Polstead, Raydon and grounds and allotment. I am sure all the visitors noticed how the lovely they looked. We have also enjoyed sports week, which was a great outlying homes and farms around Hadleigh success, and the children enjoyed a huge range of sports including climbing, horse riding, badminton, orienteering, trampolining and using We warmly welcome all your contributions of articles, skate park. As part of their ‘Let’s Get Cooking’ project, the children the reports, events • Saves you timeletters, & hassle? sports Preparing your home before viewings and photographs, created some fantastic salads to accompany the lovely family barbecue, just email or send to the address below and it will and have been working in the new technology room to bake scones and • Ensures your security? Accompanied viewingsin the next issue. appear create smoothies with Mrs Norman throughout the Summer term. Earlier in the term villagers may have been confused to see ‘Prince • Keeps youDeadline in the loop? for Immediate and19th peerlessof communication William’ and ‘Catherine Middleton’ getting married in St Margaret’s copyfeedback is the each and every month. Church. The congregation enjoyed watching the wedding, and then had • Does the legwork for you?ofNurturing your sale through to completion a lovely wedding breakfast cooked by our new cook, Laura, from Bildeston A total 7600 copies of the Hadleigh Community School. Whatfield School have also won several prizes for their Art work News are designed, printed and hand delivered to • Offers a risk free service to you? No minimum contract term this year. Children successfully entered art work for the Suffolk cancer homes by our own staff. trust exhibition at Aldburgh. Prizes were won for their Art at the Hadleigh show, at Whatfield Fete, and at the Suffolk Show. To contact us just ring Kelvin Avis Road Safety is always a priority, and our junior road safety officer, Andrew Clifford, put together all the work we have done throughout the year, and on 01473 823366 or 07771 644716 was presented with a silver award from Suffolk. We said goodbye to some email: staff and children in July, and wish them all the best for the future. We also The Black Barn, Cygnet Court, Swan Street, Boxford CO10 5NZ said goodbye to Ann Jordan, who left the village in July, and has 01787 510123 volunteered to teach swimming, and organised cycle training throughout Keith Avis Printers her years at Whatfield. We will miss her, but hope she has a long and 68 High Street, Hadleigh, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7 5EF healthy retirement by the sea! In September we have a retirement to celebrate. Mrs Mary Squirrel has decided to retire after more than 40 years service to the school, so we hope to present her with a retirement gift at a small tea party at the beginning of next term. I hope as you read this, we will have enjoyed a long warm Summer, and children and staff will be getting excited about all the activities we have planned for the new term. Lynne Golding, Headteacher, Whatfield CEVCP School

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‘To Build or Not to Build’ ‘To Build or Not to Build’ on BBC1 on Wednesday 21 September is featuring the build of The Kennels in Polstead. Ray and Wendy Black, who have lived in Polstead since 2002, replaced an old bungalow, which was once had otterhound kennels with a four bedroom house in a vernacular style. They both loved the look of the old Suffolk cottages but did not want the maintenance that goes with those properties so they have created a house with an old look but without the intensive upkeep. The house took just six months to complete with the landscaping done a few months later. The programme shows the various stages of the build and is hosted by Simon O’Brien of Brookside fame who also co-presented ‘To Buy or Not to Buy’.

New helicopter arrives in region A new helicopter arrived in the region last week and will be used to help save lives across Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. The Eurocopter EC135 will be used by the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) across the four counties in order to get their clinical teams to medical emergencies when their expertise and specialist equipment is required. Tim Page, Chief Executive of EAAA, said; “We are very excited that we have received the EC135, which will greatly enhance our current capability. The EC135 is larger and more capable than the aircraft which it will replace, and will enable us to carry more people and equipment – increasing our ability to save the lives of those who suffer accidents or medical emergencies. We will also be able to train more doctors to work on our air ambulances and, in the event that we have to transport a child to hospital, enable a parent to accompany them”. The charity currently operates with two Bolkow 105 helicopters, provided by Bond Air Services whilst it tenders for a new long-term supplier. Mr Page continued: “We are very grateful to Bonds for providing the EC135, which will replace one of the red helicopters which have been in the skies for the last few months. The aircraft will alternate between our two bases, which means that many people across East Anglia and beyond will now once again see a yellow helicopter in the sky.” The Eurocopter135 helicopter became operational on Saturday 13 August, and will divide its time between the Norwich and Cambridge Airport bases to ensure the best coverage of the region at all times. The air ambulance is funded solely by public donation, and works in close partnership with the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust and hospitals throughout the region. Helicopters are manned by doctors specialising in the treatment of life-threatening injuries or medical emergencies, and by critical care paramedics.

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11am 10th July saw us join other members of the community at a Civic Service in St Marys Church, during which Rev Judith gave us a special blessing to help us through the task ahead. The end of the service saw us speed off to Ipswich Hospital, and meet in the car park along with family and other village residents who had come along to give moral support and encouragement (thank you!). At our allotted time we booked in, completed the registration forms, received our numbers and then queued up ready to be fitted into our harnesses and hard hats. Once fitted and checked, we were led inside the building and towards the lifts making our way to the top of the maternity block. At the top we were greeted by a small ladder leading onto the hospital roof. First challenge fitting through the small hoops on the ladder along with our harnesses. Following Veronica up the ladder I heard her entry for the silliest comment of the day competition ..."hope we do not have to come back down this ladder?" This left little choice but to remind her it would be the least of our worries, we may be more concerned about hanging from a rope as we go down the outside!!! On the roof our equipment received a final check and before we knew it we were climbing onto a scaffold stage and standing backwards 140ft up on the very edge of the tower block. Oh dear the enormity of the task ahead suddenly dawned on us. Was it too late to change our minds? Nearly £2000 of sponsorship told us it was but did not make the task any easier!! We had been told getting over the edge would be the hardest part, that was an understatement!! The most terrifying part a better description. Anybody who has not done it should go up and try it for themselves to appreciate how terrifying standing on the edge of a 140ft building, backwards is!! Veronica set the trend going over the edge first, smiling for the waiting camera and then off down the wall, followed by myself a few seconds later. On touching the ground we gave a huge sigh of relieve before the organisers approached suggesting one of us went again. As the challenge had been my idea it was only right that I should volunteer and headed off to be fitted up again. Is it really better the second time round? I am still waiting to be convinced but having completed the abseil twice was delighted the hall would benefit. Now comes the task of collecting the sponsorship money that had been pledged, please either leave your money in Boxford News or pay one of us direct when you see us. If you have not sponsored but would still like to make a donation, then you will still have the opportunity until Friday 5th August, the final date for collecting sponsor money. If we have inspired you to step forward and raise money for the hall doing this next year then please let us know and we will arrange the entry for you. Julian Fincham-Jacques

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Here Come The Toys! St Elizabeth Hospice is urging parents and pre-schools to dig out the playthings children no longer use and hand them to their Hadleigh shop during its 2011 Toy Amnesty. Unwanted toys can be taken to the shop in Maiden Way during September. The aim is to get parents having an end of summer holidays clearout to hand in the toys children have outgrown. And once the school term starts, they are also encouraging Suffolk preschools and playgroups to hold their own mini-collections and hand over donations in bulk to the Hospice. The donated toys will be sold in special toy sections of the shops across Suffolk from October half term, to raise money for the charity, which costs £6.6m a year to run and relies on fundraising. This is the second annual toy amnesty and last year’s was a great success. To find out more call 01473 723600 or visit

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Hadleigh Swimming Club 40 Years Old! This year sees the 40th birthday of Hadleigh Swimming Club. Over the last 40 years the swimming club has taught youngsters and adults to swim and given them the opportunity to compete all over Suffolk. This has all been done on a voluntary basis with support from alot of local people. We are celebrating this occasion with a BIG get together of past and present members on Friday 16th September, there will be a BBQ, and Fun Swim for the youngsters. We would love to see anyone who has been involved in the swimming club over the last 40 years, so if you or anyone you know has been a member then please contact Jackie on 01473 828968, or pop down to the pool on a Monday or Wednesday evening to see us all.

Bildeston Primary School As you read this we will be welcoming the children back to school after their summer holiday, and we extend a special welcome to those joining our Reception Year and coming to us from other schools. It has been a busy summer holiday for us, getting the school ready for the new year. As well as our usual annual ‘whole school deep clean’, there is now an extra planting area near the school entrance, a ramp to provide easy access to the main playground from the ‘top playground’, the Hare and Bee classrooms have new flooring, and we have a new telephone system in the office. We’re already looking forward to some special events for the autumn term. We will be taking part in the B Natural Festival and the school will be used as one of the festival venues. This will be closely followed by our Harvest Festival in school. December will be with us in no time, and as well as our Christmas Concert and Nativity Play, we will be performing at Hitcham Church’s Christmas Concert. As usual the term will finish with our Carol singing outing around Bildeston village. There will be lots more exciting things to report through the term, and our young journalists are looking forward to telling you all about them in next month’s magazine!

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Taj’s Tips: Mill Pharmacy is EXPANDING – tell us what you need.

mill pharmacy at Hadleigh Health Centre Monday – Friday Saturday Sunday

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You may have wondered what’s happening at the old fire station. All those builders, skips, diggers etc…. something must be going on. Well, I have news for you. Mill Pharmacy is expanding. Thanks to all your support business has been good and we purchased the old fire station (which was lying empty) with a view to providing a wider range of goods and services to our customers. As you know we can dispense prescriptions for patients living in Hadleigh or out in the villages regardless of whether they are registered with the doctors at Hadleigh Health Centre or with another surgery. In addition we offer a free delivery service to those of our customers who find it difficult to come to the pharmacy. We also provide free medicines use reviews for customers who would like more information on the medicines they are prescribed or buy over the counter and we dispense in dossett boxes for those who have difficulty in remembering to take your medicines. Many customers are making use of our smoking cessation service which allows them to obtain nicotine replacement products such as patches and gum on the NHS. Our pharmacists are also accredited to prescribe certain antimalarials for customers travelling abroad. We also have a small (but perfectly formed) shop which sells a variety of medicines and toiletries. Expanding to the fire station will allow us to improve on the services we already offer you. In addition we wish to extend the range of goods we offer in our shop and would like your help in telling us what to keep in stock. So if there is anything you have problems finding in Hadleigh and have to make frequent visits to Ipswich to obtain then let us know – we may be able to stock it. This could be such things as toiletries, medicines for your pets, disability aids, herbal medicines, fragrances, gifts, and anything else you can think of. Just write it down and next time you visit the pharmacy or order your prescription just hand it at the counter or drop it in the letter box. We hope to be moving at the end of November so there is plenty of time to get your suggestions in. Taj West is the Superintendent Pharmacist at Mill Pharmacy located within the Hadleigh Health Centre

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Did you leave Hadleigh High School in 1991? come along to the REUNION DISCO and celebrate our 20 year anniversary at Hadleigh United Football Club, Tinkers Lane, Hadleigh on 10th September 2011, 7:00pm - midnight. Fee: £10 on the door. Burger bar (inc veggie) will be open from 8:00pm - 10:30pm. Teachers Welcome!! We will be using some of your entrance fees to donate to charities: The Ipswich Childrens’ Hospice in memory of Andrew Hambling. Also AFRT which is a charity which was set up in memory of Alison Fracella (nee Kettlewell). See for more information. So please come along to have a drink and a boogie with old friends and help to raise some money for these worthy charities.

Whatfield Playground News We have just been accepted for the NatWest Community Force Initiative - this is to be decided by a Public Vote which runs for one month from the end of September. We don't have details of how to vote yet - but please look out in the next (October) issue for details. If we win, it will be £6000 towards our long-awaited Playground - and we will need your help to win!!! We will also be giving out details at our Ladies Night as well; this is at at Whatfield Village Hall Thursday 29th September at 7.30pm it will be an evening of gifts (stalls include cupcakes, chutneys, smoked food, cards, jewellery, The Body Shop and more) with a raffle and other amazing prizes to win. Tickets are £5 which includes Bucks Fizz and Nibbles - in advance from Emma 01473 829319 or 07803 502300 or on the door.

Fund Raising Sega Dancers Needed The Hintlesham George is appealing for local dancers to help out at a charity event on 7th October. Landlady Natasha Foxlow and her mum, Rosie, are organising an evening entitled "A Taste of Mauritius" to raise funds for Suffolk and Essex Small Animal Welfare. The evening will kick off at 7.30pm with starters and a themed Quiz when guests discover just how much they already know about Mauritius. Diners will then enjoy a selection of Rosie's home cooked traditional Mauritian main courses while listening to Creole music. At this point Natasha would like to put on a display of Sega dancing if some enthusiastic volunteers can be found. Tickets £12 including a £2 donation to SESAW, proceeds from a raffle will also help the animals. The George has chosen to support SESAW on this occasion at the suggestion of waitress, Lizzie Ferdinando, who will donate her wages for the evening to the animals. Please phone Natasha on 01473 652408 or email to book tickets, donate a raffle prize or offer to shake your booty on the dance floor!

Whatfield Players Auditions have now been completed and the casts chosen for the new show. On November 17th and 18th, a Thursday and Friday evening, three one act plays will take the stage at Whatfield Village Hall. The plays, all comidies, are widely different. “Here Be Dragons”, is set in the reception area of a Health Centre. “The Help Committee”, tells of a group who gather, to clean up and prepare a vicarage, in readiness for the new incumbent. The third play, “In Terminal Chat”, concerns a variety of passengers who meet up in the departure lounge of an airport. Our last production resulted in a £500 donation to the Whatfield Village Hall refurbishment fund. Decisions have yet to be made regarding a charity we will support in November. Further details about tickets , costs, supper will appear in the next Hadleigh Community News. Diane Armour

Open Garden & Book Sale In aid of the CYSTIC FIBROSIS TRUST Sunday 18th September 2011, 2.00pm - 5.00pm Threeways Cottage, Flowton Road, Elmsett IP7 6PF Refreshments, in aid of St Peter’s Elmsett, will be available in the Village Hall Cystic Fibrosis is one of the UK's most common life-threatening inherited diseases. It affects over 9,000 in the UK. Over 2 million carry the faulty gene which causes CF. Each week 5 babies are born with CF. Each week 2 young lives are lost to CF. Only half of those with CF are likely to reach their late 30s. There is no cure. The CF Trust funds research to find an effective treatment through gene therapy. The Trust believes that this will be the nearest thing to a cure in the foreseeable future.

Edwardstone Christmas Fair The annual Edwardstone Christmas Fair will take place on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th November at the Church of St Mary the Virgin in Edwardstone, located between Boxford and Sudbury. Thursday night is the festive shopping experience in the Church from 7-9.30pm, with wine and canapés and on Friday, both the Church and Edwardstone Village Hall will be open for business from 9.30-1pm. There will be complimentary teas and coffees available in the Village Hall throughout the morning. The Fair has a fantastic range of stalls this year, stocking everything from luxury leather handbags and jewellery, through to children’s toys and delightful household items. We have a bigger variety of foodstalls than ever, including Emmett’s of Peasenhall and Godminster Vintage Cheeses. There will also be the opportunity to purchase the famous Edwardstone Christmas pudding, hand-made by the husbands of the committee. Christmas puddings can be pre-ordered nearer the time by contacting Sally Hoskyns on 01287 211266. There is ample parking at the Church and village hall, and wheelchair access to both venues.


Howard with Capel Plant Port-a-loos My dear readers I expect like me you despair at the thought of the onset of those darker nights and colder days. Whilst a warm glow will be emanating from the Gibbons’ residence it is all a sobering thought. Thus in the last throes of Summer, I bring you some light titillation. You will see me with a motoring friend of mine Chris Dovey who has a special interest in portable toilets as their supply is one of the services offered by his company Capel Plant (Tel. 01206 844004 Albeit that I have a retinue of staff, one’s social standing is so often judged by the number of lavatories that one has available in one’s own home. As you can imagine, I am well provided for on that front. Others could improve their lot by renting a port-a-loo or two. These units are lovely and cosy and not only do they have a flushing toilet but also a wash basin. An operator will visit you from time to time and particularly if you have not been seen for a while! Capel Plant can supply compressors, hydraulic breakers, mini excavators, rollers, mixers and so on. Give Chris Dovey a call for your every plant hire need. My mother and I recently attended the funeral of the mother of a friend at St Gregory’s Church in Sudbury. I had not been to the Church before and so Frank, my chauffeur, got us there in good time. A church warden regaled my mother and I with the story of one of the oldest relics in the Country being the mummified skull of Simon Theobald who had been responsible for re-building the Church and after becoming Chancellor of the Exchequer he was beheaded on 14 June 1381. We were invited to see the relic. I find ghoulies unpalatable at the best of times. We all know how ancient bits and pieces can become shrivelled and thus I was expecting to see something approaching an old conker. As we arrived in the vestry, a door in the wall was dropped down at the same time as my jaw did the same when we were confronted by a skull. I gather that West Suffolk Hospital has recently made a scan with a view to structuring a face. Comfort food was required that evening and my cook, Maria, made sure that her dumplings were on the table. I cannot of course give investment advice. It strikes me that domestic rental property can still give a good return over a bank account. Visit our local estate agents since there are some properties at good prices. Do then come and see me for a general chat and so that I may deal with the legals for you. I leave you quite flushed! Howard Gibbons

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News from The Station Hello Readers, and welcome to this month’s edition of news from Hadleigh Police Station. I can’t allow this article to go by without mentioning the horrendous and violent attacks on our Nation’s capital last month, and subsequent similar events elsewhere in the Country. I want to make it clear to readers that locally, officers, staff and the wider Police family gave a lot of time and effort to ensure that the streets of Suffolk were kept safe and clear of danger. Whilst the Suffolk Constabulary did send selected officers to London and beyond, all other officers on duty worked extra long hours determined to reduce the fear on our streets. I personally walked the streets of Hadleigh into the small hours way past the end of my tour of duty making sure there was no threat locally. When the streets were clear, I joined colleagues in Ipswich and assisted in dispersing any groups who may have had designs on causing problems. I have to say that we remain very fortunate in this area to live in a society where the public are still prepared to stand up against the mindless thuggery of the minority. Without the support of the public, our job would have been made a lot more difficult than it was, so thanks to all those who spoke out against the disgusting behaviour we all witnessed in the press and media. My thanks go to the local Police Community Support Officer’s who volunteered to stay late when they had no obligation to do so, and to the many Special Constables who put in long hours despite having their day jobs to fulfil. In recent years we have recruited some excellent additions to the Special Constabulary and we are always looking for new faces to come and support our team. If any of you out there are considering becoming a Special, please contact me at the station and I can go through the recruitment process with you. On more local news, work continues to move forward with the proposed Designated Public Place Order (DPPO) which will mean a reduction of alcohol fuelled anti-social behaviour on our streets, and I am in the process of redrafting the way in which our licensed premises deal with matters under the Pubwatch scheme. On crime related issues, we are expecting the results from court for an individual who was arrested on suspicion of 9 offences of fraud against local shops and businesses. These should be available soon. I will also be updating you over the coming months with the results of our parking enforcement operation around the Town. Finally, on Saturday 17th September 2011, the Tour of Britain cycle race will be coming through Hadleigh for the Babergh stint. I will be there along with colleagues and will be carrying out bike marking at the Council offices on Corks Lane, so please come and say hello. We also ask for your patience on this day as access to the High Street and Angel Street will be heavily restricted for vehicles. Matt PC 1455 Paisley, Hadleigh Police Station 01473 613500

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La Isla Sunday @ Edwardstone White Horse 11th September An afternoon of superb local music will be held at The Edwardstone White Horse on Sunday the 11th of September, between the hours of 12pm and 6pm. The event is to raise funds, awareness and support for La Isla Foundation; a Nicaraguan- based charity. The primary mission of La Isla Foundation is to identify the causes of Chronic Kidney Disease, or CKD, which is of epidemic proportions among agricultural workers throughout Nicaragua, primarily in the sugarcane industry. They also provide vital assistance to these communities where more than 70% of men and 30% of women have lost their lives from the disease. Please come along and help us raise as much money as we can for this very worthy cause. LINE UP: BEATPUSHER - From lightning tempo Cuban congas to downright mean funk. Seat dwellers beware! ROUTE 66 - Superb Soul /60's 70's rock combo guaranteed to get you dancing. ADY JOHNSON - ex-Fuzzface frontman and a dynamic, powerful crafter of songs. His already-acclaimed solo album 'Tell the Worry Dolls' is a must-hear. SPACECAKE - Polstead based entertainers playing acoustic banjo percussive groove. Original songs mixed with covers. THE JIM JIMS - Acoustic jazz influenced, bossa nova tinged sounds from Normandy and Suffolk. RICHARD HEPBURN - Singer-songwriter with a unique finger-picking style and a haunting sound. THE VENUE: For those who haven't been there, The Edwardstone White Horse is an award-winning Suffolk pub complete with on-site EcoBrewery and a campsite for those wishing to make a weekend of it (though it is advisable to book in advance for this). For more info call Gav or Amy on 01787 211211 or visit the website: ADMISSION: £5 for adults, £3 for under 16's and free for the under 5's. Food available all day, face-painting for kids and a raffle with fabulous prizes to be won. For more information about the event, please contact Beccy Smith on 07916261027 or email For more info on La Isla Foundation go to or join the Facebook page!

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Macmillan Cancer Support is once again preparing for its largest annual fundraising event, the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. With 2011 marking the charity’s 100th anniversary, Macmillan is committed to making this year’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning the biggest one ever. Though the given date for the event is 30th September 2011, participants are reminded that they can hold their Coffee Morning for the charity on any date of their choosing. Whether at home, in the church hall, at the village fete, on the beach or in your workplace, a Coffee Morning for Macmillan can take place anywhere you choose. It’s all about having fun, eating cake and making a big difference. Even £1 can help cancer patients and their loved ones across the region and beyond receive vital emotional, medical, practical or financial support. Last year 43,000 people across the nation made their cuppa count, raising a staggering £8 million for people living with cancer. As treatments improve, people are living with cancer for longer meaning the work of Macmillan is needed more than ever. World’s Biggest Coffee Morning turns 21 this year too so there is even more reason to put the kettle on. Local fundraising manager Holly Lambert can’t wait for this year’s event. “I was so inspired by how many people took part in coffee morning last year and some of the really great ideas they had to raise lots of money. It’s such a good opportunity to take a break, chat to colleagues, neighbours, friends or family and of course, have fun while raising money for people affected by cancer. We’ve got a great team in the local office ready to support everyone that signs up even if they can’t do it on the official day.” Registrations are now open. Go to or call 0845 602 1246 to receive your free fundraising pack and help make 2011’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning the biggest one ever for Macmillan Cancer Support.

GRO Landscapes Wins Silver Gilt Medal Garden Designer and Landscape contractor Guy Ormes of GRO Landscapes recently entered a show garden for Sandringham Flower Show last week and was awarded a Silver Gilt Award for their garden "Ripple" The garden was based on the theme of raindrops and the ripples they create when hitting water. Constructed by Guy & Vicky Ormes and Jack Warner using a range of natural slate paddlestone and cobbles for the ripples, complimented with soft plantings of Agapanthus and Hucheras and specially commissioned glass raindrops. The garden was judged by celebrity television garden designers Chris Beardshaw and Alan Mason shown sitting in the arbour of the garden. This was the first time we entered Sandringham Flower Show and hope to build a garden there again next year. The Sandringham Medal adds to our RHS and professional accreditation status within the landscape design and build industry. Guy can be contacted on; 07880 703593 / 01473 827151 or visit

Building a future for Africa Hi, my name is Andreas Kuchner I moved from Germany to Hadleigh about 8 Years ago and I like to tell you about the charity project I am participating in. This project will finance the renovation and extension of a school in the rural Village of Mbeunkong Cameroon Africa. I am one of 15 volunteer members of our BAFFA team; we all work for AkzoNobel (Dulux) in the United Kingdom. The group was formed in April 2011 following a campaign by a work colleague to recruit 15 volunteers, to raise funds and fly out to Cameroon in February 2012. The school has only two classrooms in use but the local community have managed to fund the construction of a further four classrooms. However because of their limited funds the structures have not been completed. The pictures we have of the existing classrooms show the construction as being very basic with mud floors. Pupils have to water the floors each morning before class to reduce dust to help prevent respiratory tract infections. The school toilet is a latrine with a screen made from locally gathered vegetation. The total enrolment when it was created was 120 it has now risen to 432 pupils. Admissions had to be stopped because there wasn’t enough space to accommodate the students seeking admission. To fund materials and classroom equipment each volunteer needs to raise £1500. I have managed to raise about £800 so far, but still have a long way to go to reach my target. The project was selected and is supported by the registered charity organisation Aidcamps International, and is independent of the AkzoNobel organisation although they are supporting us. I’m sure you will appreciate the situation of these children and their need for an education and I hope you will consider this project worthy of your support. Any donations towards the school would be greatly appreciated by everyone involved, not least of all the children themselves. I sincerely hope that the education of future generations will help to reduce poverty and health problems in areas that need support. I have three Children who are aged 13, 12 and 3. All of them will have access to an education and the chance to seek their fortune. I believe that all children should have these opportunities. Feel free to contact me for more information or if you feel you can help in any way. email: Donations can be made online at

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Location Location Location One establishment has this in spades and that is The Henny Swan near Sudbury. On a gorgeous sunny day the Fidelis Lunch Bunchers were fortunate enough to enjoy the pub’s prime position by the River Stour. It was the foodies’ second visit to this attractive restaurant but this time it was to check out the ambiance and the cuisine following its long closure. After several false starts it is now independently owned for the first time in 100 years. The new owners and their friendly managers, Lee and Sian, are working hard to create a traditional pub atmosphere serving food with quality ingredients. The diners tried several different dishes and all were satisfied with their choices especially the yummy desserts. Lady lunchers agreed that these smaller special interest groups within the club are an excellent way of getting to know fellow Fidelians better. In September Fidelis will re-locate to The Dining Room where there will be a warm welcome for several new members from their waiting list. Barbara Tryon Sec 824417 Henny Swan 01787 269238 JD

Hello and welcome to what I hope will become a regular feature of Hadleigh Community News. My aim is to bring you a recipe every month using seasonal produce and celebrating the wealth of food suppliers here in Hadleigh. The hope is to promote local businesses by following the law of BASIL. (Buy And Source It Locally). That way, not only will by Sarah Thompson Hadleigh and the surrounding parts of Suffolk benefit economically, but we are helping to keep our community greener as a result. Primarily, though, the intention is to give you the opportunity to cook something new and source all the ingredients locally. Each month I will divide the recipe into three parts, ingredients, method and sources. (By the way, if you are in the food or drinks industry, you might want to think about taking out advertising space with the Hadleigh Community News – that way I can unashamedly plug your business or food related event). Don’t worry, I am not setting myself up as Hadleigh’s answer to Nigella (delicious though her recipes are) I am simply somebody who enjoys cooking – I went to baking classes at the age of three. And I don’t know about you, but I hate recipes that start with “First, catch your pheasant...!” In my opinion, a good recipe is something that can be easily replicated. So anything I share will have been tried and tested by me. And yes, I have a full time and demanding job (Outside of the catering industry I hasten to add) so timing is everything. Apply BASIL if you can. So how about this for starters?

Recipe for Success

Pear and Stilton Starter (serves 4)



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Ingredients Four large slices of white bread (suitable for toasting) Two large pears – preferably Conference variety 200 g (approx 8 oz) Stilton cheese Drizzle of walnut oil or handful of chopped walnuts Half a bunch or half a bag of watercress Method Peel, core and thinly slice the pears. Any variety of pear is fine, but Conferences work particularly well. Lightly toast the bread. Crusts may be removed for dinner parties to create more elegance. Cut the Stilton into even slices as thinly as possible. Stilton can be awkward to slice in this way, so don’t panic – all you are aiming for is equal portions to cover the slices of toast. Discard any tired looking leaves or thick stems from the watercress. Place a generous layer of watercress onto each slice of toast. Drizzle with walnut oil or sprinkle on the chopped walnuts. Divide pear slices into four and cover each slice of toast. Do the same with the Stilton, arranging the cheese on the top. Place under hot grill until the Stilton has melted. Sources All the ingredients were bought within the town centre, apart from the pears which were kindly donated to me by a lovely neighbour with enviable fruit trees. Thanks Molly. I hope you will make the most of the various harvest events in Hadleigh this month and celebrate all the wonderful fruits and vegetables this season has to offer. Enjoy!

The New Wolsey Theatre The New Wolsey Theatre is looking for people with a passion for theatre and time on their hands to help spread the word about what the theatre offers – and it’s not just about shows! The New Wolsey is celebrating its 10th Birthday in 2011. It is now a regional theatre with a national reputation for the quality, range and reach of its work and for embracing cultural diversity in the widest sense. The theatre is central to the creative life of Suffolk and seeks to expand the horizons of audiences and artists by presenting a programme designed to entertain, enrich and challenge. This demands an ongoing effort to talk to people about what’s happening, not just forthcoming shows but other artist development initiatives, accessible performances, the Creative Learning programme which aims to provide opportunities for individuals to access innovative high quality arts provision and develop their creative, personal and social skills and so much more. It’s a massive task aided by the existing team of ambassadors who have been working to spread the word in their localities for a number of years now. “We are a team of three,” says Head of Communications Claire Treadwell. “We know direct contact is the most effective way to communicate our offer to the public but we need help to achieve this and have discovered that Ambassadors have local knowledge and access to groups and others we simply don’t have time to develop. Our existing team of Ambassadors is a small powerhouse of knowledge and energy, taking print out to venue in the region and more importantly taking to people who may not be aware of the extent of our programme and other initiatives. It’s also a useful way to get feedback from the public which is very important as our aim is to respond to and reflect the community we serve.” As an Ambassador you will first meet with the team co-ordinator John Adam Baker who will explain the aims of the project and give you an insight into the New Wolsey which may surprise you. Do you for example know that the New Wolsey is a registered charity? Do you know that the New Wolsey works with up to 3,000 young people every year? “Obviously we want people to see the work we present on the main stage at the studio but we also want people to be aware of the ‘additional’ work we do and appreciate and support our wider aims,” says Claire. David Farthing has been an Ambassador since 2009. “Having a closer association with the theatre I feel part of the team. You have the opportunity to deliver a message to the audience before an actor speaks the first line of the script. If you love live productions, it’s a great feeling to encourage others to share that thrill at such good value. It's real, it's live and it's ours, so why not lend a hand to help others realise just how good and accessible the New Wolsey Theatre is.” Gary Kenworthy has been helping to spread the word for two years and says it has been a very rewarding experience. “The theatre itself is a wonderful place to be in and all the people here are very helpful and friendly. I feel that the work I do for the New Wolsey is appreciated and I am made to feel part of the team. When spreading the word about the theatre, I also visit many places and meet people in my own local community. In addition to all this, my role as an Ambassador includes watching as many shows as possible. During the last two years I have seen many shows I may not normally have watched, from comedy to opera, youth and amateur productions. I have enjoyed every single one of them. Please come and join us, I promise you will enjoy yourself and find it a very rewarding experience. So if you want to know more, if you have time to distribute print and to tell people about the New Wolsey please contact us now. In return you become a member of an enthusiastic and much-valued team and you get free tickets to see shows. Contact John at who will get back to you to discuss the role in detail

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Come and see fly past at Dragon Boat Race and Family Day A World War Two flypast will be the highlight of a fundraising family day and dragon boat race in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice. The event takes place at Alton Water on Sunday September 25. Crews are still needed to battle it out in the Dragon Boat race but there will also be plenty of entertainment on the day, so why not bring friends and family along to spectate. For more details visit or call 01473 723600.

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Congratulations on gaining your 2:1 BA Honours Degree in Musical Theatre with excellent high grades. Wishing you every success with your P.G.C.E starting in Sept. Lots of Love & Best Wishes Mum, Dad, Ben & All the Family.

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RNLI Fundraising News Firstly, some great results, for which we thank everyone who contributed so generously: A House to House Collection at the end of May raised the magnificent total of £1035.25, and the Priory Hall Open Gardens afternoon in June, kindly hosted by Cindy and Anthony Hilton, netted £374.75. Our Garden Barbeque in July raised a further £361.90 and we are indebted to David and Janet Jacobs for letting us use their garden and to their very talented family for providing varied and lively music. We are also most grateful for the unstinting support given to the event by Mixers, Andrew’s Butchers, the Co-op and Partridges Farm Shop. JACKET POTATO SUPPER AT PRIORY HALL ON 28 OCTOBER – Telephone 01473 823570 to book your tickets (£10 each) in advance. See our poster in this issue for full details, and do join us for what promises to be a rousing good evening! ALL HANDS ON DECK: As part of the RNLI national campaign, we invite you to lend your weight and help to spread the load. Please do let us know if you are able to assist with raising funds for our Lifeboat crews, either by joining the Hadleigh Fundraising Committee, or by occasionally helping out at events or with a house to house collection. More information available by telephoning 01473 823570.

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Hadleigh St. John Ambulance The St John Ambulance unit in Hadleigh has seen the first group of it's new members complete their Membership Induction Day at Priory House in Bramford. The day is an introduction to life as a St John Ambulance member and covers some basic first aid, history of St John Ambulance and some manual handling training. The unit has only been re-opened a few months and is looking for more interested people to become potential members. Ther is the oppourtunity to learn new skills in Lifesaving as well as some good socialising. Fundraising towards building refurbishment is also going well and thanks must go to the Hadleigh Thrift shop for their generous donation toward this. If anyone would like more information about the work of St John Ambulance, becoming a volunteer or looking for first aid cover for an event in the Hadleigh area please contact Hadleigh Officer-in-Charge, Alex Rose on 07707 701548 or contact the County HQ (Suffolk) on 01473 241500. We are running a Essential First Aid course at the Hadleigh unit on Thursday 20th Ocotober running from 7pm till 9pm.

The Dame Vera Lynn Trust - Firewalk The Dame Vera Lynn Trust is hoping to gain a few new supporters to their cause on Halloween (Monday 31st October 2011), and are recruiting Firewalkers and their families to come along to Jimmy’s Farm for a fun night of ghost and ghouls walking the hot coals. They are asking fire-walkers to gain sponsorship to help the local School for Parents of children with cerebral palsy and other motor learning difficulties based in Sproughton. It will be the feat of your life, set against the backdrop of the haunted mansion, and to the rhythm of beating drums, firewalkers will attempt to battle the flames! Live music, Halloween delights and hot food should tempt revellers. The Fire-walk itself starts at 8.00pm. Firewalkers will need to arrive from for 5.30pm to undertake the training. If you would like to take part in the fire-walk call Sara Baxter on 01473 652880 or email If you want to spectate, just turn up for free or book a meal in the restaurant beforehand!

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Will you take the Budget Challenge? Community groups and residents across Babergh and Mid Suffolk are being encouraged to take part in Babergh and Mid Suffolk’s Budget Challenge. Like many councils, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils are facing severe cuts in budgets for next year. Reductions in the amount of money received from the Government, increases in inflation and demand on services, means that by working together, £2.8m in savings need to be found in order to balance the books for 2012/13. This could come from savings or by looking at ways to increase further income. Mid Suffolk Cllr Derrick Haley, portfolio holder for finance said: “Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils have already begun to look at ways of achieving these tough saving targets, these include by joining our staffing structures together (known as integration), and improving how we both purchase goods and services from outside suppliers but this is not enough. We need to do more.” For the following two years (2013-15), the two councils need to find an additional £4.6m worth of savings in total from a combined budget of £20m. Babergh District Cllr Nick Ridley, Chairman of the Strategic & Financial Planning Task Group explained that, “this is not a formal consultation, rather it is an open call for ideas to help us balance our books in tough times. Never before have either of our councils reached out to organisations, community groups and residents so early in the budget process. We are totally serious about getting them involved in coming up with their ideas which we can then evaluate in the autumn before drawing up detailed budget proposals”. During August and September, both councils are encouraging residents to take part in the budget challenge by answering five questions about the way in which the council currently works and how services might run in the future. All responses received will be considered by both councils when looking at the budget in more detail between now and the end of the year. To take part you can find out further information online: or or by speaking with your local district councillor.

New Hearing Aid Recycling Scheme Launched Local hearing care specialists, The Hearing Care Centre, have this month launched their brand new appeal to help thousands of hard-of-hearing individuals who have limited financial resources across the World. The Suffolk Hearing Aid Recycling Scheme, which has been created in cooperation with Lions International, requires members of the p ublic to donate unwanted, unused or broken hearing instruments, no matter how old or in what condition. These hearing aids are then recycled, repaired or refurbished and sent to countries in need by Lions International representatives. The World Health Organisation estimates that 278 million people worldwide have moderate to profound hearing loss in both ears. Yet, current annual production of hearing aids is estimated to meet less than 10% of global need. The poor are especially affected because they are unable to afford the preventative care necessary to avoid hearing loss, or hearing aids to improve their hearing. The Hearing Care Centre, who offer local, private hearing care services in Suffolk, have established well over a dozen donations points across the county, including locally at the Hadleigh Health Centre, Market Place, Hadleigh. If you would like any more information please call 01473 230330 or visit

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Willows Kitchens - A potted history We began installing kitchens in the early 1980s working for the major kitchen retailers of the time. By the mid 1990s we were responsible for eight teams of fitters working in the Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds area. In 1999 we decided to set up our own kitchen studio in one of the concession areas of the Buyright store. In 2010 the business moved to The Old Bakery, behind Greggs the bakers in Hadleigh High Street. New kitchen displays are currently being installed and you are invited to come along and take a look. Specialising in Crown Imperial and Crown Lifestyle kitchens, there is everything from plain white doors to wood effect and solid wood. Crown also has painted wood doors and gloss finish doors in a comprehensive range of colours. All ranges come with sturdy 18mm carcasses. Solid wood, Encore, and laminate worktops are available as are glass splashbacks, again with a comprehensive choice of colours. Carron Pheonix and Astracast sinks and taps and many well-known brands of appliances complete the package. We offer a free planning service, which involves a visit to your home to take measurements and discuss your requirements. The actual planning is done away from your property and computer generated plans and pictures, along with individual prices are sent to you in the post. It is then up to you to contact us if you are happy with what you see. We always use the same fitter who has worked with us since 2001, to ensure the quality of the installation. Gas, electrical and other complementary work can also be included if required. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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If you are free during the day and like to play Bridge in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, why not join us for our new season, which starts on Tuesday 27th September 2011 and will finish on Tuesday 24th April 2012. We meet at 2.00 pm for 2.15 pm in the Seminar Room. If you would like further details, please telephone Colin Crawford on 01473 829670

Hadleigh Music Nights You may remember in a previous community news issue that we wrote about our involvement in folk music. We can now announce that we are organising a new venture in the Ansell Community Centre in Market Place, Hadleigh, which will showcase this musical genre that many people are unaware of. "Hadleigh Folk and Acoustic Music Nights" will take place on the first Friday of every month (except April 2012 which will be the second Friday to avoid the bank holiday) starting on September 2nd. Some of you may read this before that date so if you do, come along at 8pm for an evening's entertainment. So on September 2nd, we are starting the series of events with our own band "Crownstreet" ( ) who play a variety of instruments and sing traditional and contemporary songs. Support for the evening is provided by the duo "Mr and Mrs Coombs" who play unusual and sensitive melodies on cello and mandola. At the beginning of the show we are having an 'open mic' slot of about 30 minutes when performers who wish to play or sing can do so. Anyone wishing to book a place to do this, can call 07818417780, (or email before the event. For those of you who have missed the first show, don't worry because the next one is happening on October 7th, when our main guests are a duo from Peterborough "The Candle Thieves" ( ). These young guys are at the pop end of the folk tradition, writing their own songs and performing them on keyboard, guitar and an array of toy instruments. Support for that night will be provided by Clacton favourite, singersongwriter "Matt Haines" ( Again, the earlier part of the evening will be given over to the 'open mic' slots, details as before. We hope that you will enjoy these musical evenings and look forward to seeing you there. Admission is £5 and £2 for open mic performers and concessions. Remember that there is no bar at the Ansell Centre, but you can bring your own drinks. Or you can buy them at the well-stocked corner shop 'Mixers' on the corner of High Street and Church Street. Simon and Val Haines

A Huge Thank you My sister Ruth along with her daughters Katy and Jessica and friends Mandy and Anna and myself recently completed the Race for life at Trinity park. Due to the generosity of everyone in Boxford and the surrounding villages I have raised £815 for cancer research. So a huge thank you to everyone who sponsored me. Jane Martin, Boxford

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Visit to Hyde Hall on 21st June 2011 By Mr John Harris The gardening club fixtures list said July outing 'Hyde Hall' I had missed the talk given in May by Andrew Hellman "Hyde Hall Past Present and Future" so when the visit was brought forward that was a bonus. My 'sat nav’ failed me in finding Hyde Hall but my back up 'wife nav' helped. It transpired that a new entrance had been constructed some distance from the old one. We made it just in time to meet up with twenty other members of the club. Hyde Hall is a garden owned by the R. H.S. it was previously a working farm of 360 acres purchased by Dr. and Mrs. Robinson in 1955. The valley that it sits in is an area of sticky clay with a mound or hill in the middle with a farm house on top. This has gravel and a clay cover. The Robinsons decided to make the area into a garden despite the drying winds that the site enjoys and the sticky clay. Club members had heard that since the R.H.S. had taken over the garden, water management and treatment of the clay was of prime interest. The paths around the garden total some 2.1 Km. there are golf type buggies to carry those not quite up to walking the distance or climbing the sloping paths. The walk up the hill past the Australian and New Zealand garden was interesting with many plants from those parts of the world. Descriptions of the medicinal and other uses of the plants, Sp. phormium by the native populations were adjacent on the name tags. The dry garden interested members too, having suffered a very cold winter followed by such a dry spring seeing how those who should know coped, was revealing. Mulches and lots of organic compost seemed the answer. The clay soil by the car park where a new orchard was beingplanted showed fissures like a miniature earthquake. Walking along the hilltop gardens along the Rose Rope walk, and the Shrub Rose borders was sheer delight. The upper pond had thousands of fish and some were as long as 60 cms. But most impressive was the grass in the garden lawns. You could walk on it! No restrictions! The sward was short but thick. It had the feel underfoot of a very good quality carpet. There was information that showed the reason for such beautiful turf. The soil underneath was washed from the sugar beet in processing, it was screened, puddled, settled, and conditioned by a kind of composting and then used. When the grass is up the lawns are fertilised with leachate from the compost heaps. The woodland garden had Azaleas and Rhododendrons so it must have been quite acid. It was all most impressive. Oh what one can do with lots of volunteer staff, oodles of organic compost on a near industrial scale to grow plants. The visit was organised by Carole Cranston to whom we are all very grateful.

Hadleigh and District Flower Club

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Children’s Week Come and meet the Vegetable Folk on the Farm Trail

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A very big thank you to all the members and friends of the club who supported our charity Garden Party on Sunday 17th July at Priory Hall Hadleigh. We did have brilliant sunshine, but the occasional shower of rain prevented us taking full advantage of Mr and Mrs Hiltons’ beautiful grounds. Fortunately the hall provided plenty of room for a full afternoon tea to be enjoyed, with Pimms also available. The members of the committee worked very hard to make the afternoon a success, running a plant stall, tombola and providing and serving the food and drinks. We were let down by the Air Ambulance not turning up with their stall of fundraising items and information, but in spite of that £1002.30 was raised and a cheque for that amount will be presented at the next Flower Club meeting on Tuesday 13th September to a representative of the Air Ambulance. With out the support from Chaplin Catering (allowing us free use of their china) and Mr and Mrs Hilton donating the use of their function room and grounds, raising over a thousand pounds would have been difficult so we do sincerely thank them for their support.

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News from the Garden Personal Thoughts I like "Busy Lizzies" (Impatiens), but I have not grown them this year. It appears that this was a lucky choice because a lot of peoples plants have been affected by a fungus disease, and the growers are saying that it is so bad that they may not grow any for sale next year. The disease first appeared in the UK in 2003, and was being controlled, but it is thought that the fungus has developed resistance to the fungicides used by commercial growers. The fungus does not at present affect the New Guinea Impatiens, or the Himalayan Balsam which is growing wild in profusion along many rivers and canals. Yesterday I picked a 1lb 6oz (0.7 kg) tomato. This was from a heritage tomato that I grow called "Yellow Stuffer", and yes it is a lovely yellow/orange colour. You do not get very many tomatoes per plant, but they have a lovely flavour, and you can use them for a number of purposes beside stuffing. By the way the record for a tomato is over 7 lb. Using that up would be a challenge. One of the memories I have from childhood is the display of Schizanthus, sometimes called "The Poor Man's Orchid", which my father grew in his greenhouse. He selected plants and kept his own seed, and I kept this strain going for a few years, and then lost it. All the varieties available are annuals and come from about 15 species. This year I decided to grow a few again, and at present I have a beautiful display in my greenhouse. Some varieties are hardy, and some half hardy. Growing in pots one can either sow the seed in March or April for flowering in August September, or in August or September for flowering in the Spring. If sowing about now one needs somewhere frost free for them through the Winter. Open Gardens in September Corner Cottage Gislingham Sunday 4 Moverons Brightlingsea Sunday 4 Larks Hill Tuddenham St Martin Saturday 17 Woodwards Coddenham Sunday 18 Weather Records In July we had 53 mm (2.1") of rain, which is just about our average monthly rainfall.At the end of July the 3 month running total figure stood at 151 mm (5.9"), which is roughly the average figure. In July the maximum temperature was 25 Cel (77F) which is the coolest July maximum since I started including temperatures. The minimum was 9 Cel (48F) which is about average for July. In my garden the ground temperature in mid July is 15 Cel (59F) which is slightly cooler than average. Hints One can take cuttings of a lot of plants like fuchsias and geraniums (zonal pelargoniums) in September, but it is only worth doing if you have somewhere frost free to keep the rooted cuttings over Winter. September is also a good time to plant bulbs in containers for flowering around Christmas time or early in the New Year. There are 3 choices as to how you plant them :a) Plant them in ordinary pots with drainage holes using ordinary potting compost. In this case the pots will need to stand in saucers to protect furniture when they are in the house in flower. (b) Grow them in glazed containers with no drainage holes. To do this they must be grown in special bulb fibre and more care will be needed over watering. (c) Grow them in special vases in water. This used to be quite popular for hyacinths and crocuses. If you have children in the house why not dig out those old glass containers, and let them have a go. For all bulbs being grown for the house, it is important that the roots grow before the leaves and flower. The way to achieve this is to grow the bulbs for a time after they have been planted in a cool dark place. This not easy in a modern house. Generally they are a bit too warm. Covered up in a garden shed is probably OK, particularly if it is not in full sun. My answer is to put them in the attic, but then you have to remember to look at them and water them regularly. John Rye

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To the boys who, on Saturday 30th July knocked down an old lady of 84 walking her dog, racing on bikes down a footpath near Toppesfield Gardens, swore at her for being there. She then spent four hours on Sunday in hospital and again on Monday and has broken her left foot, she is in plaster for six weeks, also has a badly bruised right leg and blood clot in the back of her knee, I hope you are in as much pain. P. Jacobs

Through your pages I asked for help raising funds to go to Nepal to work in an Orphanage. I would now like to say a very big thank you to all who contacted me with offers of buttons, records and other items. Unfortunately one lady from Edwin Panks Road contacted me and I have lost her details, if she could be so kind as to call again I promise to collect this time. If anyone knows of any outlets for craft/retro vinyl clocks, cake stands etc please let me know. I also have cucumber relish and chilli jam looking for a home. We are nearing our target now and will do another car boot sale and have another quiz night before we go in November. The quiz night is at The Fire Station in Felixstowe on Friday 7th October. Tickets are £6 each, teams of up to 6 preferred and you need to book beforehand as we need numbers for catering - light supper provided. The last one was great fun so do please come and the supper was amazing! Please do not hesitae to contact me on 07986 421727 if there is anything you can do or any information you require. Heather McRoberts

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My ‘other woman,’ as the wife refers to her, is a pert 47 year-old redhead – an MG car. She needed an operation and pending arrival of a spare part, the hospital performing the work – Ainger Holbrow’s garage in the High Street – offered to store the car the very same day I reported the problem. The spare – ordered by ‘phone – arrived the next day and was fitted by the afternoon. At 9.00am the following day I received a call to say that the patient had recovered and was ready for collection! ‘Well Done’, Ainger Holbrow – Brilliant service, and at a modest cost. We are wellserved in this lovely old town of ours by a huge range of local skills and services. We need to support their continued survival. Les Selby, Hadleigh

Dear Sir I am writing to you after reading a letter in your May edition relating to Hadleigh’s cemetery. I must agree with the writer saying how tranquil the setting is and how beautifully kept it has been. HOWEVER I feel I must write to you to say how upset I was that having put cards in holders on a grave at Hadleigh cemetery two days later they were gone! I hope that whoever done this realizes they are not just taking the sentiment away from me but also the people who are buried there. I am sad to think that this has happened. Have people no respect for those who have departed and those left behind. M Skinner

Congratulations To Katie and Paul on the birth of your daughter Annaliese Kathleen on 12th August from Great Grandparents Margaret and Terry.

Dear Sir Congratulations to Howard Gibbons ( and Frank ) and to all those who do not want Tesco in hadleigh you win again. Also congratulations to the people of Manningtree who will be getting a Tesco by the end of next year. As to Hadleigh though I have heard all the arguments and I would like to ask how you can spoil the river walk, there is nothing better than five foot high stinging nettles to look at as you walk the path. Some of us want Tesco, maybe not on the Brettworks site but at least Tesco are willing to do something about the site. David Hammond

Polstead Art Group Art Exhibition 2011 Our art exhibition was once again, very successful. we than everyone who came along. It’s so encouraging to read the comments in the visitor’s book and we are grateful to all who took the time to write them. Pat Brown

Garden Party On The Green at Elmsett Sunday 4th September between 2 and 4.30pm Stalls include: Home produce, books, tombola, white elephant and loads more. Competitions include the heaviest pumpkin

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Please may I make an appeal through your letters page to make contact with any United States Air Force personnel who served at RAF Bentwaters or RAF Woodbridge. This year is the 60th anniversary of the arrival to the UK of the US Air Force air defence unit, the 81st Fighter Interception Wing. Deployed to Europe to strengthen the newly created NATO alliance, the F-86 Sabre jets arrived at RAF Shepherds Grove air base near Stanton Suffolk and shortly thereafter moved to their permanent base at RAF Bentwaters near Woodbridge also in Suffolk. The Wing went on to serve the NATO controlled forces in providing firstly defence of UK airspace, nuclear deterrent and “tank busting” until 1993 when the Cold War had been won and the USAF presence in the UK was reduced. On the 25th of September the Bentwaters Cold War Museum are celebrating this anniversary and we are asking members of the public from the East Anglian region to contact us to share their memories of the American presence. We would especially like to find any veterans who served at Bentwaters and nearby Woodbridge bases that now live in the UK and we would be most grateful to receive contact from ex servicemen and women as soon as possible. Simon Gladas, Bentwaters Aviation Society

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Whatfield Playground Committee presents

Thursday 29th September 7.30 pm Whatfield Village Hall Tickets £5 inc. Bucks Fizz & Nibbles in advance from Emma 01473 829319 or 07803 502300 or on the door on the night

Layham Village Hall Management Committee

Are Holding A Family BBQ Saturday 10th September from 6pm onwards At The Queens Head Pub Lower Layham £5.00 adult, £2.50child Tickets Available From Committee Members Or Phone 01473 827667

Feathered Hoodies Not a new fashion statement at Fidelis but a reference to one of their more unusual visitors, an attractive Gyr/Saker Falcon hybrid called Akos. Falconer, Andrea Keyland made some startling and often bizarre revelations about falcons, hawks, peregrines and owls with colourful illustrations and two birds to support the facts. It came as a surprise to learn that hunting with falcons can be a three way exercise involving a falcon, hunting dogs and their owners. It’s a win, win situation too. The dogs are happy, the falcon swaps his edible catch for a tastier reward and the hunter bags his tea. In the Middle East falcons are revered to the point of travelling 1st class on certain airlines and not in the hold either. Rumour has it that one rich potentate even designated one of his aircraft to transport his feathered lovelies. English language and traditions have been enriched with vocabulary and customs which have their roots in falconry. As ‘hoodwinking’ a falcon makes him think it is night when it isn’t, it’s easy to see how this has been incorporated into our vernacular. There are many others. History is also full of references and evidence of the birds with the exception of the early Egyptians. Surprisingly, there are no hieroglyphics for the creature. The talk ended with the ladies meeting a young and very relaxed Sparrow Hawk. Although this attractive bird has a hidden tendency for hyperactive behaviour, the audience were spared any neurotic outbursts. Andrea then fielded many questions before closing this fascinating and interesting encounter with a proud species of birds. Jan Devey. Fidelis B. Tryon 01473 8274 417 Andrea Keyland 07583 081194


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Flu Vaccinations 2011 Following the success of last years flu sessions, we will be holding our sessions again at

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Jacket Supper Join us for jacket potato with a choice of filling in the company of Shadows in the Shade with their selection of sea shanties

Friday 28th October, 7.30pm Priory Hall, Benton Street, Hadleigh Bar, raffle and excellent company! Tickets £10 including your first drink To book tickets please telephone 01473 823570

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Ah! That’s good: I feel much better after my annual maintenance with joints oiled and circuits tweaked. However, it does remind me that the autumn term will soon start so for all of you out there, Riders and Helpers alike don’t forget; Monday 12th September is the day term starts! Just thinking about it, in the past I’ve said a lot about our Riders and other factors that make our Centre work but, what of our Helpers? Why does someone come to help at The Centre? What do they get from it? Well, let me tell you of two of our Helpers: Brian who has been with us for many years and Nico who joined us only one year ago. Brian came to us via the Hadleigh Volunteer Bureau and had retired from nursing which gave him plenty of experience working with people of all ages and abilities: the fact that he had previously worked with horses and enjoyed D.I.Y. were skills that would prove very beneficial to The Centre. He is a member of the Wednesday Group and helps groom and tack up the lead horses, or walk beside the horses to support Riders as well as engaging with them in various activities. Brain says “It is this aspect of my work at Shelley that I find most fulfilling. To see the Riders develop their riding ability, or their communication and social skills, make eye contact or speak to someone, or to walk more freely is truly inspiring.” His driving and riding abilities are put to good use by keeping one of our horses, Jet, happy and healthy and as part of a small team he is involved with stable work and he also looks after the Herd at weekends and holidays. Furthermore, with his D.I.Y. skills he works throughout the year helping to keep The Centre in good order as well as leading a team who undertake the cleaning, repair and maintenance of both paddocks and buildings. Again, Brian comments “This all takes place in a beautiful setting and in the fresh air, and I have met so many lovely people along the way. What more could a man ask for in retirement? One could say that helping at Shelley can also be therapeutic for the Volunteers too!” By the way, Brain was Shelley Centre Volunteer of the Year for 2009. Nico, on the other hand, was encouraged to come to Shelley by an existing Helper and she is now a member of the Tuesday Morning Group. Nico says “Everyone at The Centre is so helpful and encouraging, which made it easy to settle in. I really had no idea how much joy it would bring me to see the Riders happy faces and witness the progress that they have made.” The Centre is continuously looking for Helpers to enable us to bring down the waiting list of Riders, even if it is for only two hours in a morning or afternoon, so if after reading this you feel inspired please contact us: on line, via our Website, you can read more about RDA and The Centre and download a Helpers Application Form, or telephone or email us after which why not come and see us at work to help you decide if this is for you? Although some Helpers have horse handing experience, it is not necessary, so don’t be put off if you are not used to being with horses……Finally, another reminder to all to come and join us for the Long Distance Sponsored Ride through the beautiful Suffolk countryside which takes place on Sunday 18th September. To obtain details and an Entry Form, contact Maggie Rayner at Heath Farm, Hadleigh Heath, Suffolk IP7 5NY or via email it’s a great day out! Website: Telephone: 01473 824172

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2nd October 10am - 5pm The Grand Hall, Market Place, Hadleigh IP7 5DN

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International Golf Event returns to Stoke by Nayland – and a roller coaster ride for Jamie Moul The international televised European Challenge Tour returned for a second year to Stoke by Nayland this summer. 160 players from around the globe competed over 4 days for the 160,000 euro pot and provided exciting viewing for the crowds, many of whom came to support Stoke by Nayland’s own professional, Jamie Moul. Frenchman Benjamin Hebert Stewart White, Tamara Unwin, completed the most sensational seven days in his professional Tom Williams, Alison Root and Jamie Moul on the 1st tee career by winning his second Challenge Tour event in the space of a week at this “English Challenge” at Stoke by Nayland. The man from Bordeaux provided the perfect followup to his maiden victory in Switzerland during the previous week by taking home the €25,600 first prize on offer after a final round of two under par. Hebert managed to resist the advances of the home hero, Jamie Moul, Welshman Garry Houston and his good friend Rui before making crucial pair of birdies on the 15th and 16th holes to establish a four shot lead and a fairly simple victory march to the clubhouse where he was drenched in Champagne by his fellow countryman when he knocked in the winning putt. It was a pulsating final round with 23 players starting the day within four shots of the lead. The main challengers soon emerged with Jamie Moul making a stunning start in front of a jubilant home crowd. The Englishman birdied four of his first five holes to tie with Hebert Jamie Moul tees off at the English but two cruel double Challenge bogeys quickly followed to end Moul’s valiant final round effort. Jamie had won the European Challenge Tour event in Italy 2 weeks before, and come 2nd in Switzerland, so there were high expectations for him at his home tournament. He had been winning on both the first and second days of the 4 day event, which encouraged more and more spectators to come and support the Stoke by Nayland professional. He finished joint fifth which still gives him a good chance of gaining promotion to The European Tour for next season. The Tour was preceded as usual by a popular Pro Am tournament which included some well-known faces such as BBC Look East’s Stewart White and Tom Williams, as well as DJ Spoony who entertained guests that evening at the Gala Dinner by hosting a celebrity panel discussion. Both BBC Look East and Anglia ITV covered the event and a one hour highlights programme was televised 3 times on Sky Sports the following week which was then distributed out to over 100 countries worldwide.

Casino Fundraiser in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance Friday 21st October 2011 at Stoke by Nayland hotel and golf club. The event will start at 8pm and have casino tables, live jazz singer and a silent auction. Tickets are £20 per person, please note this is an adult only event! All money raised will go to the East Anglian Air Ambulance. The EAAA is independent of government and National Lottery funding and is entirely dependent on fund-raising and contributions. To keep its two air ambulances flying and to provide the advanced medical equipment they carry over £4million per year has to be raised. So please come and support this event and help them to reach this years target. For further details please email or call 07921 673695.

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B Natural - Bildeston's Music Festival Bildeston's first ever music festival, B Natural, is happening over the weekend of the 9th, 10th and 11th September. Showcasing a broad sweep of fantastic local talent, B Natural will thrill and inspire with its use of gardens, coal-sheds, front-rooms, pubs, the chapel and the market square to stage its wildly eclectic line-up. After a Friday night of bands at Chamberlin Hall, headed by Underline The Sky and This Boy Wonders, Saturday kicks off with a rousing performance by Samba Suffolk One on a specially-erected stage under the Clock Tower. Lydia Lockyer and the Joseph Taylor Duo are among the acts playing all afternoon in the square. Meanwhile, a unique musical walkway will take visitors around the gardens of Bildeston, to hear all kinds of soloists, ensembles and buskers, including singers from Suffolk Opera. Bildeston primary school will perform, and children can learn to play samba drums and make their own instruments. The evening's highlight is Indie Night at Chamberlin Hall, with celebrated breakthrough bands The Cads, These Ghosts and IntotheNorthSea heading a lively line-up. There will be acoustic performers at the King's Head throughout the weekend, while the Bildeston Crown is hosting Daniel Bayliss playing jazz funk, a unique 'Barbara Shop Quartet' of girl a capella singers followed by dancing to the polished Turntable. On Sunday, festival-goers are invited to a convivial musical brunch in Bildeston's idyllic market square to the sound of gentle strings and soothing strumming. The festival concludes with an afternoon concert of popular choral classics by the reknowned Stowmarket Chorale, followed by esteemed pianist William Fergusson accompanying the lush, soaring voice of Lisa Cassidy. Events at the village pubs are free to all, while a Festival Pass to many of the performances costs £5. Tickets for the choral concert and band nights are priced between £5-£7, and all are available on the weekend and in advance online at

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On Thursday 7th July, Lady Captain Lesley Garnett celebrated her Captain’s Day with ‘A Question of Sport’ theme. She was presented with a bouquet of flowers by next year’s Vice Captain, Sue Grieves, on arrival at the Golf Club in a decorated golf buggy. Each member was given a ball marker as a memento of the day before they took part in a team competition, representing their chosen sport. The Gainsborough course was an unusual sight with rugby, tennis, lacrosse, pentathlon, cycling and mountaineering teams all playing golf. Over seventy players took part in the fun event. The chefs at Stoke By Nayland excelled themselves by providing delicious cakes for the players at the half-way stop, after nine holes of play. Lesley was joined by the Club Captain, Gary Chicken, Golf Secretary Adrian Bullock, her husband Peter and other guests for the prize giving and evening meal. Vice Captain, Carol Mehrer, then presented her with a silver necklace as a gift from all the lady members. Results: 1st Janet Hodge, Pamela Randle, Barbara Rowe, Anne Hemmings 110 points (Lacrosse), 2nd Margaret Bentley, Sybil Paton, Mandy Byham, Caroline Simpson 109 points(Rugby), 3rd Lesley Munro, Betty Cox, Susie Milner-Moore, Jan Partner 105 points (Tennis), 4th Carol Mehrer, Bev Thompson, Gill Dutton, Roz Clements 104 points (Netball)

No Distraction – This Duo Will Grab Your Attention Georgette And The Distraction are an acoustic duo reigning from Nedging and Hadleigh. They take covers varying from Bruno Mars and Adele to U2 and Foo Fighters and strip them down to two vocals and one acoustic guitar. They have been friends for years and first played together at the Bildeston King's Head Beer Festival in late May 2011 and after intensely good feedback from the audience, they decided to make it their new venture and Georgette and The Distraction was born. Ever since then they have rapidly taken off and gone from strength to strength and have been asked to perform at pubs, restaurants, music/beer festivals, private parties and even weddings. Georgette Fawley (16) and Nic Keeble (17) are both studying music performance at Suffolk New College and are looking forward to a future career in music. They love what they do and this shines through during their performances and is one of the reasons they are repeatedly being asked back to the venues they play at. They are available for any event including Christmas Parties and can be contacted on Nic 07775 937050 or Georgette on 07825 543161.

National Success for Newton Youngsters Three Newton Green youngsters have been making big waves at national level, including brushing shoulders with top international stars. Twelveyear-old Great Cornard school girl Alice Barlow came 11th in the threeround English Girls’ Under 13 Championships held at Mentmore, Bucks. She began the tournament with a handicap of 16, and over the three days shot gross rounds of 86, 79 and 82 – 17 under her handicap – and is likely to be cut to 11.9. More than 50 girls lined up for the tournament and Alice comfortably made the last 18 cut for the final day, being in ninth place after two rounds. Although she slipped to 11th by the end of the day, she finished second in the competition for the best net score. Meanwhile, 14-year-old Jed Seeley, who is at school in Sudbury, and who has cut his handicap in half to eight in the last year, came top of the class in a three-day coaching course at the Lee Westwood Academy in Banbury. He scored 171 points out of 190 in skills tests after being selected for the course by the junior section of the Suffolk Golf Union. He won the top prize of six holes of golf with world number one challenger Westwood, which he will be playing with the super star at a later date. Westwood was at the event and presented Jed with his award, along with a top brand driver and putter, balls and a pair of golf shoes. The third young player making his mark from Newton is 12 handicap teenager Scott Edwards, who won the net prize with a score of 69 in the Ian Poulter Invitation at Woburn. He was selected as a result of being on the Newton shop staff of Tim Cooper, who stocks Poulter equipment, and Scott won a set of custom fitted clubs for his success. The day included 18 holes of golf and a clinic with Poulter in the afternoon.



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Stoke by Nayland Golf Club to give subsidised lessons to beginners! Stoke by Nayland Golf Professionals have been awarded some part funding from The English Golf Union for beginner lessons for September and October. The Club, which has gained an excellent reputation for coaching young golfers to success, and introducing beginners to the game, was last year made an East Region Performance Centre for the English Golf Union. There will be a coach to pupil ratio of 1 to 8, and all ages are welcome. The lessons will offer great savings, and will all take place at Stoke by Nayland Club’s covered Driving Range as follows: Option 1: Learn to play golf in a day for Lessons at Stoke by beginners You will be taught all areas of Nayland Golf Club Driving the game including swing, chipping, Range putting and bunkers etc. This day’s coaching is ideal for golfers who are looking for quick progression to the course – lunch is also included. Date: Sunday 2nd October, Time: 9am – 3pm Cost: £15.00 per person (normally £50 per person Option 2: Beginner group coaching sessions This is a perfect way for a total beginner to learn to play golf. The 6 hours of coaching will be spread out over 3 x 2 hour sessions so you can practice in between lessons. There is a midweek and weekend option available. As in option 1 all areas of the game will be taught. Midweek Course Weekend Course Date: Wednesday 28th September Date: Saturday 8th October Time: 3 – 5pm Time: 9 – 11am Cost: £15.00 Cost: £15.00 (normally £50) per person (normally £50) per person To book either course please call Sarah on 07806 260819 or email

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Whatfield Carpet Bowls Club Whatfield Carpet Bowls Club has enjoyed a successful year. The Winter season ended with promotion to the 2nd Division after some very enjoyable matches against local Suffolk teams. We are now midway through the Summer season and are enjoying similar success. Carpet Bowls is one of the few games which can be played all the year round whatever the weather. The rules are simple, but skill is required and can be easily learned. Our main aim is to have an evening of fum and enjoy meeting friends from near and far. We meet on Tuesday evenings in the village hall at 7.30 pm and would encourage anyone interested to come and join us or contact Mike Meeks (01473) 827318

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Extended three bedroom semi detached Garage & conservatory G Chain free

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Five bedroom detached house Self contained annex

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Three bedrooms Chain free

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Three bedrooms G Grade II Listed period house Fine position on the Market Square

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Village Community News, September 2011  
Village Community News, September 2011  

Hadleigh Community News, Village Edition September 2011