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Steering Hadleigh in the Right Direction The Hadleigh Steering Group met for the first time on Monday 6th January at the Hadleigh Leisure Centre. The Group is supported by Babergh District Council, but is essentially a crossparty, cross-community group to bring co-ordination and leadership to the opportunities and issues facing the town in the near and medium future. The aim is to work together so that Hadleigh can grow and develop with a vision that is shared and in a way that is desired and intended rather than in a piecemeal and reactive manner, often resulting in delays and frustrations. It is intended that, with real co-ordination, we can achieve greater success in meeting community and business aspirations. The current members of the Steering Group are Tony Addison (Hadleigh Chamber of Commerce), Kelvin Avis (Hadleigh High Street), Jan Byrne (Hadleigh Town Councillor), Mark David (The Cooking Experience), Kathryn Grandon (Babergh District Councillor), David Grutchfield (Babergh District Councillor and Hadleigh Town Councillor), Craig Hutton (Porch Project), Andrew Macmillan (The Ram), Mary Munson (Babergh District Councillor and Hadleigh Town Councillor), Brian Riley (Suffolk County Councillor and Babergh District Councillor), Richard Whiting (Hadleigh Town Councillor), Mark Wincer (Wincer Kievenaar Chartered Architects). The Chair of the Group is Brian Riley and the Vice Chair is Jan Byrne. The Group is limited in number so as to be more manageable, but it will invite other groups and individuals to share their ideas on specific topics. In the spirit of openness and transparency future meetings of the Steering Group will be held in public at a local community venue. Much of the first meeting was taken up with discussions as to Terms of Reference and scope of activities. ...Continued on page 3
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The Group did resolve to focus initially on Tourism (making Hadleigh a better place to visit), Job Creation and Community Connectivity (sharing and linking knowledge and facilities in Hadleigh and the surrounding areas to reflect the growing needs of the whole community ranging from youth to older people) These three areas will also direct the way we look at the future of the Brett Works site and East House, as well as other matters, such as the Corks Lane Council complex. The next meeting is in a month’s time and our ambition is that we can give direction and leadership as to what Hadleigh needs within a relatively short time. We welcome your input. If you feel you have ideas you can contribute we have a dedicated email: email@example.com so please feel free to contact us with your suggestions. Overall, a good start for a Hadleigh New Year!
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On the 20th and 21st Dec Staff from all departments from Partridges Hadleigh took part in a Christmas dress up day to raise money for East Anglian Air Ambulance. The staff raised a total of £203.00 from Donation buckets on the counters and staff donating £2 each instead of sending Christmas Cards. Catherine Sheppard the fundraising co-ordinator from East Anglian Air Ambulance said "Thank you for all your fundraising efforts, we are very lucky at the East Anglian Air Ambulance to have such great supporters such as everyone at Partridges Hardware Retailers. The money raised will go towards the cost of the service and our new night flight campaign which is estimated to increase the number of incidents we attend by up to 30%. A huge thank you to Trev for organising it!" We couldnt do it without our customers donations too so a big thanks to all who donated. Keep a look out for our next event.
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Polstead Playgroup Polstead Playgroup was set up over 30 years ago. Based in Polstead Village Hall, it is run for the parents by the parents with a strong team of qualified Staff. In 2010, it achieved an 'Good' Ofsted rating. Our philosophy is learning through play whilst introducing pre school children to the basic concepts of numeracy, literacy and developing a creative interest. Each term focuses on a theme of different colours, numbers and letters and also a relevant topic for the time of year. This term the children have been learning about Chinese New Year and the activities have enabled them to explore this in more detail. Every morning begins with date & weather session then the children are encouraged to explore a wide range of different supervised activities, messy and clean! Whilst our outside area boasts a large sandpit, slide & several ride on toys, last year we developed a vegetable garden where the children are very involved with planting, maintaining and then enjoying the fruits of their labour. Polstead Playgroup runs term time Mon- Fri 9.15am -12.15noon and inaddition, there is a lunch club until 1pm which runs Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri. Each session costs £8.50 which includes a light snack and drink. Children are very welcome to attend from 2-4 years of age. Should you require any more information or would like to pop in for a free trial session with your child, please contact Aimee Perry, Playgroup Leader on 07799706927 or see our website www.polsteadplaygroup.org or visit our Facebook page to see the range of activities we get up to.
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Jenny Cutts Retires!!! We would like to wish Jenny Cutts a happy and well deserved retirement after more than 40 years service to former Hadleigh Building Supplies which is now Hadleigh Buildbase. Jenny has worked in the construction industry for almost 50 years in total, having started her time at Halls & Co for 4 years and then going on to help Jack Beckett of J V Beckett Builders and Peter Mitchell of Hadleigh Plant Hire with their bookkeeping. Jenny has been on the books for Hadleigh Building Supplies since their limited status back in 1972 until they sold out to Buildbase in 2005, where she has continued her role in accounts until the present day. We would personally like to thank Jenny for all her hard work, loyalty and dedication. Jenny’s mild mannered attitude made life easy to work alongside. We are sure there are many customers past and present, that have had the pleasure of dealing with Jenny over the years, would like to join us in wishing her all the very best in both health and happiness for the future and to enjoy her well earned rest!!!! Mark & Ali
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With Christmas and the New Year celebrations well behind us thoughts are now on a romantic Valentines with someone special or the appearance of Easter Eggs in shops â€“ soon be Christmas again comes the sigh. Over the years the mill has seen a number of romances start and lead to marriage in Kersey or Hadleigh church. One such couple were John Brame Bradbrook who moved to the area and started work in 1862 where he soon met Anne Hoy who worked in Hadleigh as a maid. They walked out â€“ as dating was called by the Victorians â€“ until John proposed to Anne. They married on 1st February 1866 with John living to the grand old age of 72 and Anne living on for a few more years until they were reunited again in Kersey church yard. Many others have met and gone on to marry or go their separate ways as sure is to continue as many young couples celebrate their wedding day at the venue. Things on the building side have slowed a little due to river height and the cold weather so everyone is looking forward to enjoying another season in the adventure of putting the mill back together. Despite the weather being against us we have managed to do further works toward reinstating the steel plate adjacent to the waterwheel. The plate is incredibly heavy and took five men and an engine lift to lower it back down into the head race. Pictured is Callum Davis who was ably assisted by Steve & George de Lara-Bell Gary Barnes and Bill Griffiths The plate having been lowered into the head race now needs to be fixed close up to the wheel back in its original position you may recall this was a find that was recovered from under the water wheel over a year ago looking very sorry for itself indeed, its function is to help retain as much water in the buckets as possible thus increasing the wheels efficiency. Lovely to see it going back in. In March the plan is to continue work on the reinstatement of the plate and we will continue to work on the gates and reinstating the buckets on the wheel.. All three tasks are quite time consuming and will probably take several months to complete. Allan Scott-Davies
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Bobby’s time on Tenacious “It all started with a phone call, ‘You need to look at this website’, so I did and was hooked by the whole concept of ‘inclusion’ and ‘team-spirit’, When I arrived at Palma to join the ship, there was a little feeling of apprehension on my behalf to make the transit from ‘passenger’ to ‘crew’, but these fears were immediately overcome, not only by the warm welcome of the permanent crew, whose professionalism and competence put me instantly at ease, but also by the sheer beauty of SV Tenacious. As a 58 year old, who suffers from MS and needs to use a wheelchair and crutches, I had never mixed before with other people with disabilities – yes it is fair to say that I had met, but never spent ten days in their company. This I found, to be one of those ‘life changing’ moments that made me realise that I could help and be helped by people who were less able than myself. That I could be a part of a fully functioning crew. Then the learning began: which rope did what, who was who, what was the correct terminology and the layout of the ship – the lifts, the heads, the watches – all the complicated procedures to make the voyage run like clockwork…. and then ‘the ultimate variable’ – the weather changed. Now some of us have strong constitutions, cast iron stomachs and enjoy the pitching and yawing of a rough sea; others unfortunately, of a tender disposition, found this uncomfortable, but it is at times like this that we all pulled together, helping to bond the crew into a unit… all part of that ‘life changing’ moment. To helm a sixty five metre square rigger at two a.m. in a blow, is an experience in itself. To helm while the yards are being trimmed and watch the ‘organised chaos’ come together as part of a well-trained working machine, not only gives you a feeling of personal satisfaction but also pride in your ability as a disabled person to be part of that team, of having been able to contribute, even in a small way, gives you a buzz that you won’t find elsewhere. This was translated into our team spirit when it came to our shore runs in Barcelona. Eating out in a restaurant with other people in wheelchairs, sharing the same difficulties and problems is a very ‘levelling’ life experience. When asked, ‘what did I take away from the voyage?’ – a new found belief in myself, that I can do things like go up in the rigging, be a part of a functioning crew, help others less able than myself, be helped by those who are more capable, good friendships with people I would not normally meet – but look forward to meeting again. If asked ‘Would you do it again’? ‘Yes, where do I sign’! (here!!!) Bobby Gales Jubilee Sailing Trust , 12 Hazel Road, Southampton, Hampshire SO19 7GA. 023 8044 9108 jst.org.uk Elmsett School presents:
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Howard hits New York Hi readers: I have had a great time in New York. I was collected from Heathrow by Martin of Voyager Travel Hadleigh in his posh Ford Galaxy. I have used Martin on many occasions and he is dependable and reliable. If you need transport then give him a call Tel. 01473 828102. I do enjoy travelling and over the years I have been lucky enough to visit New York a number of times for business and pleasure. The picture shows the New York skyline behind me. You will see One World Trade Centre which is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere at 1,766 feet and will be officially opened shortly. There are public observation decks on Floors 100/102. Before 9/11 I went to Windows on the World, a restaurant at Floors 106/107 of the North Tower of the World Trade Centre. As those towers came down I couldn’t imagine how terrible it must have been for the people who were up there. Ground Zero is no more and the area is to be known as The World Trade Centre. On this visit my mother and I marvelled as the sun set when we were 70 floors up at the Rockefeller Centre. Whilst I was at The Cathedral at Bury St Edmunds at Midnight on Christmas Eve, I recently had a run over to Ely Cathedral traversing a scenic route through the Fens to get there. It was a grey wintry January day, however, I took a convertible car and it was exhilarating to have some frosty air blowing around. It was quite incredible how the mighty Ely Cathedral was constructed in 1300 or thereabouts. It costs £6,000 per day to keep the Cathedral going so I suppose that justifies the entrance fee of £8. To ascend the Towers is more expensive. Property prices in London particularly seem to be soaring. Gazumping is back. Sellers agree a price and shortly after think that they can get more and change to another Buyer. There is no obligation on either party until an exchange of contracts. An insurance has been launched to protect against abortive costs in a property transaction. I believe that the premium is £58 for £1,500 of cover for legal fees and surveyors’ fees. We can assist you should that be a matter of interest. It is irritating that large conveyancing factories seem to be prevalent. As Solicitors, in dealing with these places one is kept waiting on the ‘phone often for 10 minutes and even then you cannot speak to the person doing the job. What a client experiences I dread to think. The service that one receives from a firm such as mine is a million miles away. You are able to speak to someone with immense experience immediately and to obtain allround advice. Service sets us apart. Howard Gibbons
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A Surprisingly Common Fear Revealed - Driving Phobia A fear of driving is more common than you may realise. In a recent survey, 82% of those asked said that they had felt some degree of anxiety about driving at some point since they first got their driving licence. Whether it’s a fear of motorways, town centres, busy roads, parking or anything else, a fear of driving can be a costly and debilitating affliction. A driving phobia displays all the classic phobia symptoms; severe anxiety, sweating, accelerated pulse, surreal detachment, trembling, loss of motor control (no pun intended!) and more, although unlike most other phobias there is no officially recognised Latin name for it. (The closest thing is hodophobia, a fear of travel) Driving phobics will take extreme measures to avoid driving, and it can affect decisions about career, home, social life, schooling arrangements for children, family holidays and many other things. A fear of driving makes life needlessly difficult in countless ways and can affect the sufferers’ relationships too; many partners and loved ones feel helpless, frustrated and restricted by this situation. Why do we get phobias? Most phobias work on a principle of pattern matching. With a spider phobia, for instance, it may start with a spider encounter on a foreign holiday. You see the spider and you know it could be venomous so the Fight or Flight mechanism activates automatically and you choose flight. That’s a reasonable strategy for staying safe in that situation. Back in the UK you see a completely harmless spider. Your brain matches the pattern and again activates the Fight or Flight reaction. Surviving this second encounter confirms to your subconscious that this is an effective pattern match, and every subsequent encounter confirms and reinforces the pattern match until it becomes a phobia. As with most phobias, there is a simple solution… Hypnosis is one of the major mechanisms by which your brain learns. The Fight or Flight Mechanism (A.K.A. The Orientation Response) is actually a sub-type of the hypnotic trance and is often the culprit in creating phobias. Hypnotherapy can exploit the same mechanisms in a much more calm and comfortable manner, to retrain your subconscious mind to respond in a more reasonable way. Benjamin Blake at Sudbury Hypnosis welcomes enquiries, questions, conversations, jokes and interesting gossip via the telephone and can arrange hypnotherapy appointments at the convenient locations of Mwah in Sudbury or Naturally You in Clare, both of which are well served by public transport. Call me on 07967 473 691 www.sudburyhypnosis.co.uk/find
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Baberghâ€™s Financial Plans for 2014/15 â€œAll about laying the groundwork for a more prosperous futureâ€? Babergh District Council is using its 2014/15 budget to better align its resources to ensure it is able to make a major long-term contribution to its communitiesâ€™ future prosperity. At the same time, current Council Taxpayers may be looking forward to a zero increase in the district council part of their bills next year if budget proposals being considered by Babergh councillors are given the thumbs-up in February. Council Leader, Cllr. Jennie Jenkins explained that â€œBabergh is looking to overhaul our budgeting process so that we can effectively deliver the Councilâ€™s priorities for targeted economic growth and community prosperity and we believe holding Council Tax at its present level for 2014/15 will help in achieving thisâ€?. â€œSmall district councils like Babergh need to increase the tax base available to them and that means encouraging more economic and housing growth. That in turn should help to meet the demands of our communities, both in market towns and in many of our villages, for local jobs and appropriate types of new homesâ€?. â€œThe Babergh budget for 2014/15 is, therefore, all about laying the groundwork for a more prosperous future for all of usâ€? added Cllr. Jenkins. Babergh District Council is also minded to take up the Governmentâ€™s Council Tax grant for 2014/15 which will mean Council Taxes being frozen for a second year running. Baberghâ€™s current inclination not to raise Council Tax levels is dependent upon the Government finally confirming the level of the Council Tax grant on offer, just one of a number of ongoing uncertainties facing councils as they try to plan for both the next financial year and those afterwards. According to Cllr. Jenkins â€œThese proposals reflect what is right for our communities now in that a zero increase will help hard-pressed families cope in a tough financial climate. At the same time, we believe that taking the government grant this year will strengthen our longer-term financial stability and our role in enabling more and better jobs and homes in the futureâ€?. Babergh is considering two different options for increasing the rent paid by its 3500 council house tenants with a view to using the extra revenue to increase the number of homes that are available. Cllr Jenkins outlined how â€œwe are regrettably presented with a situation that means to a greater or lesser extent we need to put our rents up in order to resource future housing opportunities. We have been liaising with the Babergh Tenantsâ€™ Forum in working up these options and I believe that these tenants representatives are broadly supportive in us using the additional revenues from rents to widen the housing choices for our communities in the futureâ€?.
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Did you know our Parish Church is believed to be the 5th largest in Suffolk? The first church on this site was built in the late 800’s and the first stone church built in 1250. The first major rebuild took place in 1350. A further rebuild saw a massive enlargement to the structure, a raised roof for the clerestory, side aisles, chancel roof carvings (1400s) and a spire added to the tower. The church was originally a community meeting place as well as a place of worship and there were no seats. Attendance at services was compulsory and the congregation was forced to stand until box pews were introduced – segregating men and women. St Mary’s is Grade 1 listed and, uniquely in the county and probably the UK has, in its grounds, two other Grade 1 listed buildings: the Medieval Guildhall and the Deanery Tower (1495). The Church and the Guildhall are for public and community use and, indeed are used extensively by locals and visitors. Like our own homes, all buildings need to be maintained, repaired and upgraded to meet current needs and St Mary’s interior was last refurbished by the Victorians in the 1800’s when they undertook a major change, removing the box pews and replacing them with today’s bench pews. It is time for us to look forward again otherwise it will become a building unfit for purpose and, as was said to us, “You have to make the changes now. If you don’t do it now you will simply be left with an interesting ruin”. The Church belongs to the community – to us – and it would be hugely disrespectful to everyone and to the historical effort expended over many hundreds of years in maintaining and modernising the building, not to undertake this work. The people who regularly use our Church know that the heating desperately needs to be updated and the floor replacing – a few more Harvest Horkeys and we will be dancing on packed earth ! When replacing the floor we will install underfloor heating and large ducting channels for all the cabling we will require for lighting and full audio-visual preparedness as we advance in this increasingly technological age. Hymns on i-pads ? Maybe not as far-fetched as it may sound ! We are extremely fortunate in our community in that we have people with the vision to take this project forward and people who have the skills to make that happen. There is a small task group who is steering this enormous undertaking. Make no mistake, it is a very, very big project. Funding can be tapped into as has proved the case in other areas of the UK where similar churches have undergone major refurbishment. There are many sources of funding ranging from the much needed individual small donations that people regularly and so generously make, right up to the Big Lottery and Heritage funding for the eyewateringly large amounts. We have secured agreement from the Parochial Church Council to make changes and plans are being drawn up by our Architects which will be available to view shortly. Work has already begun on restoring the pews and, despite what some people think, we will, of course be retaining some. We will also be replacing a number of them with chairs so that the space in our building is infinitely more flexible, because the need for this flexibility is demonstrated regularly by the people and groups who use the Church. There have been many Deans over the years, all of whom have left their mark and made a difference. Dean Benjamin Stannard Fryer was one such, for just over a year, and died in 1911. If there are any direct descendants of Dean Fryer, would they please contact the Parish office in the Church. You may be able to assist us with a couple of questions we have. Over the coming weeks and months you will hear and be able to see the plans we have for our Church and we urge you to come and see the works in progress for yourself as we start breathing new life into this magnificent building. We plan to celebrate the history of our Church and bring it forward to meet and meld with the twenty-first century and on. It is a story that has grown from firm roots over millennia and a story that we very much want to continue to tell. We do not want future generations to inherit that interesting ruin. Jessica Nevard
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Ken's SESAW News Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare Reg charity no 1124029 Brrr! It was good to get home to Suffolk and Essex Small Animal Welfare after a walk with Mandy this morning. We dogs really appreciate the volunteers looking after us, whatever the weather and we always welcome new faces. If you would like to help look after me and my friends, (including the cats!) please get in touch, contact details at the end. We are also grateful to another human dynamo, Natalie White, who will brave the cold on her trusty stead, Claude, to ride 25K on 23rd February. Natalie wants to raise lots of money for SESAW. Please encourage her by visiting: http://www.justgiving.com/NatalieWhite9 or pick up a Sponsor form from us. Over the winter I have put on a little weight which is good for me, the same cannot be said of my new labrador friend, The Honey Monster! When she arrived just before Christmas, four year old Honey weighed forty six kilos, I’m told that’s over seven stones! At the time of dictating, she is down to forty one kilos, thanks to a strict diet and gentle exercise in her foster home. You can follow Natalie White Honey's progress and sponsor her slimming programme at: http://www.justgiving.com/thehoneymonster The Season of Good Will also brought us the obligatory dumped animals. This time two black and white feline sisters, Marmite and Peanut were thrown out in a suitcase with Marmite's seven kittens. Despite being undernourished, four kittens survived and are causing mayhem in their new homes. I do hope someone will soon give Marmite and Peanut the forever home they deserve. Even I have to admit they are lovely (for cats!) If Kelvin can squeeze my blog in this month, I thank him, and you for taking an interest in all the news from Kenny (The Boss) Chihuahua. SESAW, Stoke Road, Leavenheath, CO6 4PP. Tel: 01787 21088 http://www.sesaw.co.uk/ Open Wed-Sun. 10am-1pm.
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Do you sing? Would you like to sing with us? Right now is an excellent time to join Hadleigh’s fastest growing choir, a group of people who love singing together and giving public performances for charity and good causes. We are serious about our singing but we also aim to make the choir experience fun and rewarding for everybody. Our music ranges across many styles and eras but is, above all, tuneful. 2014 is the year of our second anniversary and with our new Musical Director Andrea King we will be introducing new and exciting music and new plans for the choir. Our concert venue of Hadleigh Baptist Church is now too small for both the choir and the audiences we attract so we will be holding this year’s Summer Concert on the 19th July and our Christmas Concert on the 6th December in Hadleigh’s United Reform Church. In its short history Hadleigh Community Choir has performed at Hadleigh Town Mayor's official Civic Service (twice), Hadleigh Community Primary School's Christmas Fayre, Hadleigh Town Christmas lighting up ceremony and the Hadleigh Flower Festival. We have also presented three of our own Summer and Christmas public concerts. So if your organisation or community group is planning a special event, or is organising a fund-raising concert, or simply wishes to raise funds for a good cause, Hadleigh Community Choir would be delighted to discuss ways in which we could contribute to the success of that event, just call Peter on 01473 824033. If you are a singer or potential singer aged between 16 and 80, why not join us, even if you aren’t sure about your singing ability. There is no audition and you don’t need to read music (but it helps) and if you are willing to put in the work you will soon be able to reach our performance standard. We rehearse every Thursday evening during school term times: 7.15 for a 7.30pm start. For more information call Peter on 01473 824033 or Google ‘Hadleigh Community Choir Suffolk’.
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A New Year has started and we have had a great turnout over the last few weeks. The Christmas party was well attended and our founder members came to present the 'Gentle Team Shield' to the members who won the (now) annual teams event. Congratulations to David, Liz, Paul and Peter. In January we held a special duplicate session where the boards were all predealt. Players were able to take the details of the hands home and compare with their own results as published on our web site to see what they should have done! As always new members are welcome and you can come along and try playing as a guest. We will endeavor to find you a partner if you do not have one. Details of our location and times more information can be found on our web site hadleighbridgeclub.co.uk
Launched in 2009, Armchair Players is Hadleighâ€™s play-reading and drama club. We meet on the second Monday of every month at the George pub in Hadleigh High Street. Our name says it all. We read plays aloud in a friendly and informal atmosphere - bringing drama to life with the minimum of dramatic 'fuss'. On occasions we make group visits to local theatres to see plays performed and/or participate in theatre-related events such as tours of backstage areas and presentations by Directors and other theatre managers. Our meetings also include themed readings and other drama-based activities. We even have plans to present Rehearsed Play Readings for the benefit of small audiences who can sit, listen and enjoy. Armchair Players support the BBC Children in Need appeal with a special fund raising event every year in November. To date we have raised ÂŁ2800 for the appeal. Everyone over 16 is welcome to join. Come and take part as a 'reader' or as a 'listener'. Enjoy the fun of 100% participation by reading aloud a part in the selected play, or just sit back and listen as the drama unfolds. Our next meeting date is February 10th and we are celebrating Valentineâ€™s Day with a themed evening which will include, poetry, sketches, monologues and perhaps duologues from full-length plays â€“ all about love. Why not join us? For more information call Maddie on 01473 824033
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Nature’s Most Spectacular Night Show – The Northern Lights Amazing, magical, wonderful, awe inspiring, out of this world, mesmerizing and enchanting are just some of the words to describe the Northern Lights. These natural phenomena, of which sightings can never be guaranteed, bring a certain magical touch to your holiday. There are many theories about the best place and best time of year to see them. One thing is certain, they are very much real! What are the Northern Lights? Displays of the Northern Lights occur when solar particles enter the Earth’s atmosphere and on impact emit burning gases that produce different coloured lights. Where can you see them? The most spectacular displays occur in the northern parts of the following areas: the Nordic countries of Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Alaska, Canada and Russia. Where you go will depend on your budget and the time available, but a more crucial decision is what else you want to do when you’re not standing outside in sub-zero temperatures staring up at the night sky with fingers crossed. When to go Displays of the lights are notoriously unpredictable and cannot be forecast in advance. In the northern hemisphere, the aurora season runs from late September or early October to late March. The lights may be seen at any time during this period, but late October, November, February and March are the best bets. The period either side of a new moon is recognised as the best time to see the Northern Lights. The remaining New Moon dates for 2013/14 are 1st & 30th March and for 2014/15 23rd October, 22nd November, 21st December, 20th January, 18th February & 20th March. Although visible during all phases of the moon, the light from a full moon can dilute some of the effects. For the best viewing conditions the sky needs to be clear and you need to be away from artificial light such as street lighting. What is a Solar Maximum? We are currently experiencing a solar maximum. The Northern Lights are affected by the energy, or solar flares, emitted by the sun. A solar cycle generally lasts about 11yrs. The energy and solar flares are currently at their expected peak. The recent ‘flip’ of the Sun’s magnetic field marks the midway point of the current solar cycle, extending the current period of solar maximum into the winter of 2014/15. Who can go on a Northern Lights Holiday? Anyone! We have a full range of Northern Lights holidays from the active (eg. Husky sleds) to the more sedate Northern Lights cruise. www.travel-stop.co.uk 57 High Street, Hadleigh, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 5DY Telephone: 01473 828728 Fax: 01473 829647 ABTA P6645
Green Fair Returns to Hadleigh Five years ago, in March 2009, Hadleigh Guildhall thronged with stalls and people and music at the first Green Fair to be held in the town. Five years on, it’s happening again. Green Fairs, to raise environmental awareness and money for environmental campaigns, already take place every year in Stowmarket, Bury St Edmunds and Eye. Now Tesco has been seen off, it's time to celebrate by reviving the Green Fair in Hadleigh. There will be Fair Trade refreshments all day and stalls run by local environmental groups, such as the Suffolk Wildlife Trust, local craftspeople, products made from recycled materials and childrens activities. The doors to the Guildroom will open to the public at 10am on Saturday, March 29 and will remain open to 4pm. There will be stalls in the Guildroom and events outside in the garden. To apply for a stall, contact John on 01449 771742, 3 Wash Lane Corner, Gt Finborough, Stowmarket, IP14 3BJ. Or download a form from the website www.greenfairs.org.uk.
Pause for Thought - Languages of love Valentine’s Day is the time we think about roses, chocolates and love. The Beatles sang “Love is all you need” and the Bible says “Three things will last forever--faith, hope, and love-- the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13. So what’s a love language? We all want love shown in different ways. Most people love gifts but if that’s not your main love language but touch is, then you probably prefer a cuddle or having your hand held as you walk down the street. Experts say there are five love languages that you, your partner, your children and everyone has. They are: words of encouragement, acts of service, quality time, gifts and touch. Find out which your partners, your children’s or your friends are, then try showing that love to them and make a real difference. God knows what our love language is and how to make a difference! “For God so loved the world that He gave his One and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life” John 3:16 What an amazing gift of love that was and is, because those words are: Words of encouragement, an act of service, quality time, the best gift ever and it touches all our hearts. Following Christ is all about showing love because of the love we have been given. Find out more about this love. Ken Sanderson
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French’s Care Haven February at last – Spring is just around the corner! At French’s the staff, volunteers and all our horses are looking forward to longer evenings and warmer days. As mentioned last month, the lack of grass during the winter months does mean hay and straw are essential and at the same time, for us, it is the biggest drain on our funds. So if anyone out there does have any hay or straw they would be willing to donate, we would be extremely grateful, or a donation for us to buy feed and bedding would help us tremendously. Obviously, our fundraising goes on all year round, here are some forthcoming events in our calendar that you can come and support us on: 24th April – Quiz night @ Boxford Fleece; 17th May – Hadleigh Show; June – Spring dance; July – French’s Open day. We have completed the work on our improved disabled toilet and the revamped kitchen is almost there, but the workshop room still needs the window replacing. It is a standard size window, if anyone can help us with a new or second hand window that would be fantastic, as it is holding us up in completing the rooms refurbishing. The workshop room is of great value to our helpers who have learning disabilities, because when re-decorated is an ideal place to do art and craft work on those rainy days. If you have some spare time and are good at handy man jobs or would like to help us fund raise, please give Jann a call on the number below. And finally, let’s introduce another of our horses. Back in December, we told you of our smallest pony Coco who is 11hh. This month our feature adoption is Jack, our tallest at 17.2 hh Jack use to be a showjumper, but sustained injuries in his hind legs and was rescued by Jann. Although he will be on medication and need special daily care for the rest of his life, he is an extremely bright and happy horse. Jack is a gentle giant with a kind, lovely personality who loves you talking to him while you groom him. Please contact: Jann Turner 01473 833944 / 07747 755556 Joe Sargent 01473 824865 / 07743 558142 Eve Chandler 01473 824660
Elmsett Fellowship Brass Band The Elmsett Fellowship Brass Band are looking for someone to take over as Band Master, at the moment we have 19 members in the Band. We meet every Monday evening at the Methodist Church in Elmsett. During the year we play for various Church services, we also play at Fetes and put on a Summer Concert and a Christmas Concert. Please contact Marion Brown (Secretary) on 01473 658115, or email Brown24@btinternet.com for more information.
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Nayland Village Hall, Church Lane, Nayland CO6 4JH. Wed 12th February 2014, 2 to 4 pm. This event is Free. Back by popular demand Rural Coffee Caravan Information and FunDancing would like to invite you to a FREE Tea Dance. All ages are welcome especially those who are around that Golden Age (60s +). Join us for dancing (or listening) to Big Band style dance music & afternoon tea. Some of the agencies, Rural Coffee Caravan work with, will be there for you to chat to and to offer you advice & information. Socialise, meet new friends and share your golden memories – why not bring along an item from your past to use as a conversation starter! For more information or if you are in need of transport please call Rural Coffee Caravan (Ann) on 01379 855 338 or FunDancing (Janet) on 07506 350 455 Rural Coffee Caravan Information Project, registered charity number 1125748, www.ruralcoffeecaravan.org.uk FunDancing - www.fundancing.co.uk
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