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Hello Welcome to our August issue which I hope you agree provides you lots of summer reading with many interesting articles about what is going on locally and what some of you are up to. It also gives us gives us cause to feel proud to be British with another historical event, the 2012 Olympics, showcasing our country to the world. With 7 years to prepare fingers crossed it all goes well.

A man who achieved despite his dyslexia and is now aiming for a degree won The Sudbury Learning Centre Prize at West Suffolk College’s Prizegiving on Monday 25 June 2012 in St Edmundsbury Cathedral. The award was presented to Adam Day by Dave Johnson, Quality Manager at A& B Glass, which sponsors the prize. Adam, 41, from Acton, is very determined to succeed despite significant problems with dyslexia which held him back in school and early employment.

School holidays have arrived, providing a well deserved rest for children, teachers and a break from routine for their mums. Another positive point is that we can now all drive around before 9 am without being held up in traffic jams. Every year I wonder why we cannot think of some other way to transport our children to school other than putting them in cars and driving them, maybe, like the famous American yellow Buses. I would like to say a big thank-you to our advertisers, whether they are new or existing businesses, we wish them success in the magazine. Without our advertisers Community News would not exist. Also a big thank you to our readers who continue to support and use local businesses, our local economy has never been more important. We are very fortunate in Sudbury as we have practically everything here on our doorstep, so why travel further afield. Have a great August. The Team

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Hadleigh 01473 826100 East Bergholt 01206 299511 When Adam started a Computing for Complete Beginners course at the College’s Sudbury Learning Centre, he had difficulty understanding some of the hand-outs. His tutor realised that he was dyslexic and told Adam that he could have glasses which would help him with his reading and writing. The transformation of his understanding on the course was astonishing. Adam said: “My opticians, Drage & Tozer and Wardele & Williams, were very helpful with my coloured tints.” Adam is also a carer for his 83 year old mother, who suffers from osteoarthritis. Centre coordinator Gill Corke said: “Adam has discovered a thirst for learning. He now realises that he can do anything he puts his mind to. Coming to education as an adult changed Adam's outlook on life. He now sees he is in control of his future and wants to complete his education to achieve these goals. He is an inspiration to anyone who felt they were left behind at school.” He completed the Computing for Absolute Beginners course, Computing for Beginners Step 2, Numeracy, Literacy and ITQ Level 1qualifications. He is planning to undertake an Access to Higher Education course and hopes to go on to do a degree in Sports Science. 2

New Kumon study centre opens in Sudbury The new Sudbury Town Kumon Study Centre has opened in Suffolk. It will offer Kumon’s unique maths and English study programmes which help children of all ages and abilities to excel academically, develop their capacity for learning independently and boost their all-round confidence. Before enrolling, your child will benefit from a Free Assessment. This will determine where on the programmes they will begin. Students will then attend the centre every week and will have individually set worksheets to complete at home. Caine Folkes-Miller, father of Sudbury Town Study Centre student Sienna, said: “Kumon is a fascinating journey for both child and parent alike. Sienna’s confidence with numbers has drastically increased since she started Kumon and this will be a lifelong asset for her. Many children shy away from maths to the detriment of their development, however, Kumon approaches the subject in a fun, bite sized and motivational manner. As a parent I am sure my own number skills have never been so sharp.”



With over 67,000 students, Kumon is the UK’s leading supplementary education provider. The Sudbury Town centre is located at St John’s Methodist Church on York Road and is run by Hilary Jackson. For more information and to take advantage of a Free Assessment, contact Hilary on 01787 279 077 or email

Film 2012 On VQ Day 2012 [Wednesday 20 June], when colleges across the country were celebrating vocational achievement, West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds launched an exciting new promotional film, made by a professional company with real students. More than 100 students took part in the film, which takes a quirky look at the options available for young people in further education. Ruth McKegney, Marketing Coordinator at the College, said: “This has been a major project, and we are really pleased with the result and the company we worked with, Dene Films. The film is amusing, but inspirational and will really make people think about what is available here in College and what a vocational qualification could lead to.” For more information about courses available at West Suffolk College and University Campus Suffolk Bury St Edmunds call the information Centre on 01284 716333 or log on to


Town looking good after apprentices carry out makeover apprentices has been truly remarkable and the entire community should be grateful to them for the wonderful job they have done. “Our own Sudbury in Bloom committee has been working hard to keep the town looking good but due to lack of manpower it has been difficult to retain our usual standards. “However, now the apprentices from Delphi have helped out the town is looking almost back to its best, which is a tremendous achievement in just one week. We are now confident of doing well in Anglia in Bloom and keeping up our proud tradition in the competition.

Sudbury is close to being back to its picturesque best thanks to the hard work of 15 young apprentices. The group of apprentices from Sudbury’s Delphi Automotive Systems spent an entire week cleaning up the town’s streets, carrying out planting projects on roundabouts and verges and sprucing up local allotments in preparation for the 2012 Anglia in Bloom competition. Delphi, Sudbury’s largest employer, stepped in to help after chairman of the town’s ‘in bloom’ committee said the task of preparing the town for the prestigious competition was “too large” claiming it had become overrun with weeds. Town clerk Sue Brotherwood said: “The dedication and effort put in by the

Pictured above: Apprentices from Delphi at Sudbury’s Newton Road allotments, just one of the areas where they have carried out work

Charlie Haylock becomes patron of Age UK Suffolk his talks and shows and he shows great empathy to them all.” Charlie said, “I was completely surprised, and it was totally unexpected. I had no hesitation in accepting. I think Age UK Suffolk does absolutely fantastic work to help older vulnerable people in Suffolk, and I want to continue helping in the only way I know”. Charlie, 65, jokingly added, “I wonder if it will also be an investment for my future!”. Age UK Suffolk is a local independent charity working with and for older people and their family carers in Suffolk. It offers: someone to call – with information and help centres to visit or phone; someone to visit – including home visits by welfare benefits advisors, ensuring people get their maximum income and help with application forms, independence advisors for people worried about being able to go on living independently at home, advocates to assist when making big decisions about life or care and supporting people to challenge decisions made about them, befriending services, home helps; and something to do – its own day centres, help in finding local activities, and lots of volunteering opportunities.

Charlie Haylock, local author, entertainer and raconteur was recently invited to become a Patron of Age UK Suffolk and was delighted to accept the honorary role as he has been an avid supporter of the charity for the last four years. He has given charity performances in his unique style to raise money for Age UK Suffolk, and supported other fundraising events, even donning an orange wig to promote Bobble Day (part of the Winter Warmth Campaign) which raised funds to help older people through the cold months. Charlie also recently highlighted the appeal for funds to create a new Help Centre for older people in Lowestoft. Maggie James, Fundraising and Development Officer said “We were really pleased Unit 2, Addison Road that Charlie Haylock has Chilton Industrial Estate accepted the honorary role Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2YW of becoming a Patron of Age UK Suffolk. The Trustees of the charity wanted to • Domestic and Commercial acknowledge his wonderful support over the last few • Short or long term years and his great • Packing boxes and materials enthusiasm in raising Phone: 01787 464011 awareness of the needs of older people and promoting Email: the work of Age UK Suffolk. Web: During his tours of Suffolk Charlie meets many older Keeping your belongings safe... people who come along to

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Sudbury Mayor’s Report In the last edition I invited comments on some of the Town Council’s decisions, especially what is now known affectionally as ‘the Hump’ I refer to the raised area in Kings street which several people have criticised, there will always be critics at the cost involved, but that to one side for the moment, I urge the critics to give it time and then see if their views alter, I know we have had several positive comments from people who are not so mobile and push chair users. Quite a lot has happened during June and July, I was invited to the ‘Eden Rose Coppice’ to be part of the ceremony to officially open the new eco friendly Loo for the disabled, in a quiet and serene environment I was shown around by Rob Brooks and felt quite humble when explained that a lot of the work was carried out by the special needs children from the Hillside Special School. Many volunteers have helped Rob develop the area, which has a Pizza Oven, Barbecue and Picnic area as well as a Den, where many people with terminal Cancer can spend quiet moments with their families. A lot of my time was taken up with the arrangements for the ‘Sudbury Celebrates 2012’ the event was in recognition of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year and the Olympics being staged in London, the events were held all over Sudbury and Great Cornard, the week end was considered a great success with events being held at Delphi, AFC, the Kingfisher Leisure Centre, the Sudbury and Great Cornard Leisure Centres, Belvue Park and Friars Meadow. With tremendous support from the Sudbury Twinning group, Sudbury Rugby Club, AFC and several local families, we were able to accommodate the 80 or so young visitors and their escorts, from Denmark and Germany who seemed to have a great time in the football at AFC and ‘It’s a Knock Out’ at Delphi, the week end was concluded with them teaching some young English children how to play ‘Hand Ball, a popular sport in Denmark. On the 16th and 17th June we were guests of the Sudbury Rotary club at their annual ‘Prom’ and the Sudbury Choral Society respectively, two very enjoyable occasions in St Peters Church, with some young and not so young showing their skills on a range of musical instruments, this was followed on the Sunday by the singers of the Sudbury Choral Society entertaining a very enthusiastic audience to some modern and some memorable songs from bygone years. A visit to the Stoke By Nayland Golf club, to take part in the official opening of the new Lodges at the rear of the complex, was a pleasurable experience, planning permission for 15 new eco friendly Lodges overlooking the Golf course and Lakes had been granted by the District Council, so far 5 have been erected by the family run complex. The history of the area was particularly interesting with many of the previous ‘Land Girls’ meeting for the first time since they worked on the farm producing food for the Nation until 1948. Of course apart from the activities as Mayor, there is a great deal of work still to be done, with the Council leading the way on keeping short term Parking free in Sudbury, trying to step in to keep our streets clean and tidy, getting involved in trying to progress many of the outstanding issues that have been frustrating us all for some time. To that end a group is in the process of being set up representing the three Councils, the Chamber of Commerce and several other interested groups, with the purpose of promoting many of the outstanding issues and seeking agreeable solutions that will benefit the community as a whole. There will be regular updates into the progress of the group in an attempt to promote total transparency and invite the local population to contribute to the way we shape our future.

In promoting the charities that I have chosen for my year in office, I was extremely conscious that people from Sudbury had to benefit directly from any money that is raised, there are so many worthwhile charities that are operating out of the Town that I found it difficult to turn some down. I have decided to have monthly coffee mornings where people can pop in for a chat on any issue affecting Sudbury that they wish, the only condition is that they will have to purchase a cup of tea or coffee and some light refreshments with all money raised going to my chosen charities. The first will have passed by the time you read this, but the dates are 21 July, 25 August, 22 September and 17 November, all Saturdays in the Town Hall between 10am till 1pm, these will be interrupted by 2 cheese and wine tasting occasions in October and December, with details to follow. There will be other events during the year that will be announced from time to time. Our cultural education continued when we accepted an invitation to a Concert by the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra in St Peters Church, we certainly have a lot of talent in and around our Town that I wasn’t aware of. Being invited to the Craft Fair at St Peters and viewing so much of the produce made by local people was inspiring, it goes to show how creative and innovative people can be when the need arises. Visiting the West Suffolk College Art and Showcase event gave me an opportunity to view the immense talent and ingenuity that many of the Students had developed in their time at the College, this was followed a couple of days later with the presentation of awards. Joining the 3rd Sudbury Scouts at Boxford’s ‘Spinney’ where they were holding their activity day and AGM, reminded me of my early years in the scouts although I must confess that I cannot remember having such an array of competitive activities as were on display at the ‘Spinney’ the knowledge that it was their 100th year, just 5 years after Baden Powell first started the Scout movement made it all the more intriguing. Accepting an invitation to join members from the Sudbury Society to a meal at the Mill Hotel in late June, gave us an opportunity to exchange views with people who have a common interest in promoting the best of Sudbury, a very enjoyable occasion. Joining the Royal British Legion in remembering the sacrifices that our armed services have made and are still making in Afganistan, is an important part of our diary, we were joined by members of the public on June 30th at 5pm, at the War memorial where we were reminded, that the sacrifices continue long after the cessation of hostilities with many ex Service men and women dying prematurely from their experiences. Wreaths were again laid at the War Memorial on the USA Independence day July 4th, where we joined the Royal British Legion and the American Air force from Mildenhall to recognise their own sacrifices.

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Remember the exciting and popular TV drama series starring Sean Bean as ‘Sharpe’ fighting the French in Spain and Portugal during the Peninsular War? Bicentenary commemorations of that war (1808-14) are now well underway. One of these will be a Study Weekend to be held at the Mill Hotel, Sudbury, from Friday to Sunday 12-14th October 2012. This is the first event of its kind devoted to examining the war from the perspectives of Britain’s Portuguese and Spanish allies against Napoleon’s French armies. Among the distinguished speakers will be a descendant of Marshal Beresford, the British Commander of the Portuguese army. Said Marcus Beresford, Lord Decies: “The Peninsular War was the only European war in which the British never lost a battle but this would not have been possible without our Spanish and Portuguese allies. We owe them a great deal but hear little about their contribution. This study weekend will help make up for that.” The Waterloo Association was founded in 1973 to protect and preserve the battlefield of Waterloo. Its interests have expanded to study his leadership in the Peninsular War. The event is being organised by Major Nick Hallidie on behalf of the Waterloo Association. For a brochure and further information please contact him on 01787 880445 or




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Long Melford & Lavenham Surgeries Staff News Two of our registrars, Dr Darshana Gunatillake and Dr Jason Francis completed their 12 month training period with us and have now left the practice. Alongside Dr Nooreen Mahfuz who will be with us until the end of the year, we are pleased to welcome our new registrar, Dr Rachel Carr, who will be based at the Long Melford Practice for the next twelve months.

Repeat Prescriptions For anyone telephoning to order their repeat prescription, could you please use the dispensary’s direct number 01787 378237 and leave your details as instructed. Your request will be dealt with within two working days (Mon-Fri). Our patients also have the option to order their repeat prescriptions on line. You would firstly need to obtain a pin number, which then allows you to securely log on to our website and place your order via a simple tick box option against your current personal medication details. Those patients who are already using this option find it far simpler and quicker than emailing, telephoning or coming to the surgery in person. It is something that we would encourage as many patients as possible to use as their way of ordering repeat prescriptions. In order to obtain a pin number, you must first come to either Long Melford or Lavenham surgery in person with a form of photo ID (preferably passport). Once you have a pin number, you will also have the option of booking any future appointments on line.

Long Melford Post Office Calendar 2013 Once again the village Post Office is looking for entries towards their 2013 village calendar. Can YOU help? 2012 has been an eventful year and it would be wonderful to have photographs of our village celebrations such as the Queen’s Jubilee, the Olympics, the village “dig”, street fayre and anything else of interest. Please either submit your entry as follows: Printed copies to: Mary Garratt, Long Melford Post Office or email: DEADLINE for entries: 25 August 2012. Don’t forget to provide us with details of the photograph such as where it was taken, your name, address, telephone number and email address. If submitting by email, the higher the resolution the better, please try to keep the file size to around 5MB at most and JPG (or JPEG) format is best. If you are submitting a printed copy and wish it returned, please supply a stamped self addressed envelope and we will do our best to return. All entries will be considered and whilst there are no prizes, successful entries will be given credit plus a free calendar. A percentage of sales will be donated to one of the village groups so you will be helping raise funds to a worthy cause! Happy snapping!

Flu Clinic While you may find it hard to believe in the middle of a heat wave (or is it still raining?), that the time of year is fast approaching again for flu vaccinations. If you are a patient at the Long Melford and Lavenham Practice and are 65 and over, or suffer from Heart Disease, Asthma, Diabetes, Renal Disease or you are pregnant, we recommend that you have a flu vaccination. We will be holding Walk-In clinics this year at: Long Melford on Tuesday 2 October 2012 8.00 am – 8.00 pm Lavenham on Thursday 11 October 2012 8.00 am – 3.00 pm Please make every effort to attend one of these days as these will be the only dedicated sessions we will be having for seasonal flu vaccinations.

Patient Representative Group (PRG) If you are interested in being involved, could you please either email me (, telephone me on 01787 378226 or write to confirm your interest. Anyone who is interested is encouraged to get in touch. Thank you.

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Parish Council Reports From County Councillor Richard Kemp (Melford Division)

Scrutiny Committee

To consider proposals for revisions to the home to school transport policy for 2013-14. Future of back office requirements of Suffolk County Council. Annual report from the Local Children’s Safeguarding Board to the Children’s Trust Board. St Benedict’s School, Bury St. Edmunds – consider the statutory notices by the board of governors to change the schools age range from 13-18 to 11-18. I will provide you with an update next month as to what decisions were made at this meeting. The reports for Cabinet will appear on this website when they are released -

Scrutiny took place on the 27th of June, and covered two important items to the County, firstly on monitoring the quality of care in Suffolk, and secondly looking at public access to the County Council and ways in which it can be improved for the future. All recommendations below are unconfirmed;

Monitoring the quality of care in Suffolk – The committee discussed many aspects of how the County Council deals with monitoring the care provided in Suffolk. A number of witnesses from a variety of organisations providing care or helping to monitor care came along to discuss their views with the Councillors. Recommendations were made reflecting much of the discussions that had taken place. It was particularly evident that with so many agencies working with those who required care, there was not an easy method of sharing best practice. It was suggested that meetings involving all the agencies should be convened on a regular basis to ensure that everyone was able to identify issues that could be corrected, particularly those smaller ones. As you may have seen in the news, this scrutiny paper revealed that there were 11 Care home contracts suspended. The committee received the latest update on this matter (with the current figure standing at 9) and discussed ways in which people were informed of the contracts suspension (which tend to last around 3 or 4 months). A recommendation was made to help improve this system, which it appears that the adult safeguarding board had already been discussing, and will continue to do so. There was also an element of concern about the time it takes to contact the relevant officers through Customer First.

Full Council The next Full Council meeting will take place on the 19th of July. As usual members of the public are able to attend and ask questions to the portfolio holders. If you do wish to submit a question, please head to this address for more information

Flooding – are you prepared? Suffolk County Council have launched a consultation seeking views from both people and businesses about proposals to tackle local or flash flooding both now and in the future.

Public access –

This will form part of the Suffolk Flood Risk Management plan, with the consultation lasting three months.

Methods of the current means of communication with the council were discussed in the afternoon session, it was also important to discuss future methods of communicating such as texting and applications for mobile devices. Many of the councillors agreed with the officer recommendations provided in the report; however they were not pleased with the recommendation that suggested discouraging contact via other channels than the public access team. It was also discussed how to improve public access to things such as safeguarding following the concerns raised in the item above. The next meeting of the scrutiny committee will take place on the 24th of July.

For more information about the consultation and the flood risk management plan, please head to consultations/flooding-are-you-prepared/

Rising to the Challenge in Suffolk The Olympic and Paralympic Games are more than just about the sport this summer. As part of a wider celebration, the Cultural Olympiad will be taking place in Suffolk with a number of events celebrating the Olympics.


For more information please head to the link below to find out what is going on in your areas.

The next Cabinet meeting takes place on the 10th of July at West Suffolk House. The meeting will begin at 11 o’clock and as usual public speakers are welcome at the beginning. On the agenda for the meeting will be 2011 – 12 Outturn for Revenue and Capital spending – providing an update on the County Councils finances and current spending Concessionary Bus Pass Scheme – considering the years operation of the scheme so far, after it was passed from the Districts to the County Council. It will also consider the motion by the Lib Dem Group, which suggested extending the hours for those eligible due to age from 9:30 to 9am, and removing all time limitations for those eligible due to disability.

Independent Commission to look at Education in Suffolk An independent commission was launched last week to look into the educational attainment, aspiration and employability In Suffolk. As a result of Suffolk GCSE results lagging four percentage points below the national average, Matthew Taylor the CEO of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce (RSA) and former prime ministerial advisor, has been tasked with improving educational attainment in Suffolk. The commission which was launched at the recent ‘Raising the Bar’ conference will first work with the many delegates at the conference who pledged their help, with a significant amount of time spent working with employers in Suffolk and head teachers. It is expected that the commission will report back in May 2013, with a further conference focusing on Primary Schools to be held in November 2012.


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Free Insulation for Suffolk Homes Launched at the Suffolk Show, Councils and businesses across Suffolk are working together to help provide free cavity wall and loft insulation to homes in Suffolk.

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£34,000 cash boost for local charities from Sudbury Mencap Society Sadness at the closure of Sudbury Mencap Society after 47 years was tempered this week when they were able to help four local charities with sizeable cash donations to the benefit of local people with learning disabilities.

“Our only regret is that we have not been able to fully meet all the requests for funding, but have done our best to make sure that all those who approached us for grants received a fair share of our assets. Perhaps there will be other groups who will be able to carry on the work that Sudbury Mencap has done in the past,” added Valerie Goodchild.

After presenting cheques totalling more than £34,000, plus purchasing a special car seat for 15-month-old Zachary Pryke, the group’s chairman, Valerie Goodchild said:

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“For those of us who have worked over the years with Sudbury Mencap Society it is in many ways very sad that we’ve felt unable to continue supporting local people with learning disabilities. However, today’s presentations are something of a silver lining to the cloud cast by our decision to close down our local group.

Picture above: the Town Mayor of Sudbury, Cllr Jack Owen, myself and other members of Sudbury Mencap Society, together with representatives from Sudbury Gateway Club, Sudbury Avocet Swimming and Social Club, Helping Hands (Friends of Sudbury Resource Centre), The Bridge Project and Zachary Pryke with his parents Paul and Annie Pryke – who between them received more than £34,000 from Sudbury Mencap Society.

“We’ve put a lot of thought into how best to distribute our financial assets to ensure that they will continue to benefit those vulnerable adults and children that we have always tried to support in Sudbury and district. Helping Hands, Friends of Sudbury Resource Centre, received a grant of £10,000 towards the £40,000 estimated cost of a covered canopy so they can create a continental-style café at Sudbury Resource Centre. The group has already earmarked another £10,000 towards this project from money received from last year’s Spirit of Sudbury campaign. Helping Hands was also given another £1,780 for the purchase of a large marquee and a PA system and CD player needed to help them expand their external fundraising activities. The Bridge Project was given £9,099.60 to cover the cost of purchase and installation of two new commercial gas range ovens and extraction systems for the Courtyard Café and their training kitchens in their Gainsborough Street premises. Sudbury Gateway Club, a social group for learning disabled which meets fortnightly at Acton Village Hall, received £5,259; while Sudbury’s Avocet Swimming and Social Club, which meets at Kingfisher Leisure Pool and provides swimming and other activities for learning disabled adults and children, received £6,648. These sums represent the shortfall of income over expenditure for both groups for the next three to four years, to which Sudbury Mencap has traditionally contributed. “By giving grants to help continue Sudbury Gateway Club and the Avocet Swimming and Social Club for several more years, we hope that this will buy those groups time to put in place other funding streams and new fundraising activities to make up their annual income shortfalls,” explained Valerie Goodchild. Finally, a donation was made to Zachary Pryke of Lavenham, who has multiple medical and development problems. His parents were struggling to meet the cost of purchasing a larger rear-facing car seat for their youngest son who is unable to sit unaided, so Sudbury Mencap purchased the new seat costing almost £300. Zachary has to attend frequent hospital appointments in Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge and Great Ormond Street, and the travel costs put a strain on finances for his parents Paul and Annie Pryke, so some money was given to Zachary to help with these. Their plight was brought to the attention of Sudbury Mencap Society by Zachary’s doting grandmother Mrs Therese Harris, who responded to previous publicity about the planned closure of the group. “We are delighted to have been able to help all these groups and Zachary. It is an extension of what we have always tried to do over the years. In the past we have funded respite care, provided equipment for people in need, and helped with funding for groups providing services for learning disabled in the town, as well as previously running our own minibus, now transferred to GoStart Community Transport scheme. 9

‘Sharing’ Babergh and Mid Suffolk:

new management team in place, what now? The two Suffolk councils at the forefront of re-shaping the ways in which districts share services and co-operate with other organisations in a prolonged period of austerity today (June 29) have confirmed that their new look integrated management team is just the first step in a bigger programme of change.

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Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils have completed the first phase in this programme with the announcement of their Integrated Management Team with the appointment of the Corporate Manager posts. These are the new team of front line operational, technical and professional managers. This completes the new integrated management team comprising Chief Executive, Strategic Directors, Heads of Service and now Corporate Managers. Suffolk councils have a strong track record in recent years in adapting to changing circumstances with Suffolk Coastal and Waveney and St. Edmundsbury and Forest Heath respectively working together whilst Suffolk county council and all the district and boroughs acting in a more joined up manner where possible.


Babergh and Mid Suffolk are now starting the process of working out what else is required to meet the significant financial challenges facing all councils over the next few years. They recognise this will need to involve a conversation with communities across both districts.


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According to chief executive Charlie Adan “our Corporate Managers will have a crucial role in working with key partners such as all councillors across the two districts, town and parish councils, community groups and the voluntary sector, businesses and our communities as a whole as we go through this next phase of our development”.


Councillor Tim Passmore, Leader of Mid Suffolk DC said “What we must do now is rethink our priorities. The next phase of our development will provide the basis for the councils’ innovative responses both to the challenges of continuing public sector financial cutbacks and the opportunities presented by new and more flexible ways of working for the communities.

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“For me, the economy is key. We need to decide what we can do to support its recovery here in Suffolk. We may have less money to spend but the government has given us greater freedoms and flexibilities as to what to do with our resources and we need to work out with our communities what will make the biggest impact in Mid Suffolk. I am sure my Babergh colleagues will want to do the same. What is more, I know as Chair of the Public Sector leaders in Suffolk that whatever we decide to do, there is a real commitment from all our local government colleagues to work together to provide the best outcomes across Suffolk too.”


Cllr Jennie Jenkins, Chair of Strategy Committee at Babergh added “Local councils will need to find ever increasing savings for at least the next 10 years. What is clear is that whilst continuing with our drive for greater integration and efficiencies will help us meet this challenge, we will need to fundamentally rethink what we do and how we do it. We need to become smarter at what we do. We need to become ‘smart’ councils. Councillors in Babergh will want to lead this process but will also recognise they can’t do that without engaging in a meaningful dialogue with all communities across the District. I am also confident that we will find things that we can do together with our Mid Suffolk colleagues whilst at the same time retaining our unique identities.”

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“Refocusing our new management team on the key themes facing the people and places across the two districts; our communities, their housing, the economy and the environment will I believe provide a strong management team with the skills and expertise to do those things which we anticipate our communities will think important. But, these things cannot be left to chance. All our communities are different” added Mrs Adan “They will have different needs and priorities. Before we make decisions about what we should be doing with our limited resources going forward, we need to work out the critical outcomes for our communities on which we must focus. That will enable our councillors in both Babergh and Mid Suffolk to make the tough choices about what to spend public money on. I am confident when those decisions are taken, we will have a strong management team and many, many deeply committed colleagues in both Councils ready to do what is required of them” concluded Charlie Adan

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She added “ultimately this process is all about both councils being smart and shaping up to help shape all our futures for the better”. 10

What’s on this August


A Walk Through Time Saturday 18 August, 11.45am Join our tour around Long Melford, tracking down the places shown on the 1580's and 1613 estate maps of Melford Hall. Finish with tea and cake at Melford Hall. Refreshments and admission included. £13. Booking essential.

Flatford Explorer Trail Throughout the Summer holidays until 2 September, 11am – 4pm Normal admission applies. Activities/per person: Small charge (50p per activity) Storytelling Saturday 4 August, 11am – 12pm Join us to hear Boris goes camping by Carrie Weston and Tim Warnes and Maisy goes camping by Lucy Cousins. Followed by making a veg friend or pet rock! Suitable for accompanied children aged 4-8yrs Meet at Bridge Cottage Normal admission applies. Activities/per person: Free Booking essential Dedham Vale in Summer Saturday 11 August, 2pm – 4.30pm Enjoy a 2.5 hour (4 mile) guided ramble through the beautiful landscape of the Dedham Vale, using quiet footpaths to explore the rich tapestry of fields and woods that were the inspiration for the artist John Constable. Normal admission applies. Activities/per person: £6 per person. Booking essential Essex Way Wander Saturday 25 August, 2pm – 5pm Join one of our experienced guides for a 3 hour (6 mile) ramble, first crossing the Vale and then following the beautiful Essex Way to Dedham before returning to Flatford. Normal admission applies. Activities/per person: £6 per person Booking essential Boat House Gallery Friday 31 August to Sunday 28 October, 11am – 5pm Visit the Flatford Tea room Boat house and see work by local artist Glyn Thomas, the popular East Anglian printmaker. Normal admission applies.

Quantum Theatre Presents . . . The Tales of Beatrix Potter Friday 24 August, 7pm Peter Rabbit knows very well that he is not to go into Mr McGregor's garden, especially as it was there that his father met his untimely end and was put into a pie, but Peter cannot resist! Quantum Theatre brings to life The Tales of Beatrix Potter: Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny. This outdoor production promises a magical evening for young and old alike taking them back to the tales of their childhood in a show designed to appeal to all the family. Suitable for all ages. £10 adult. £7 child. £30 family.

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Bombs and Beasties – Guided Walk Saturday 11 August A leisurely 5 mile, all-day walk and talk with a warden, looking at various aspects of this unique site - once a Top Secret military test site now a National Nature Reserve. Will include some areas not normally open to the public. Booking essential. NT Members £15.00; Non NT Members £19.00. Due to limited availability no reductions for children are available. Meet 9.45am prompt at Orford Quay. Depart approx. 4.00pm. Limited to 24 places. Bring own food and drink. Wear clothing suitable for the weather. Binoculars/camera useful. Bookings Tel: 01394 450900. Infoline Tel: 01728 648024 e-mail: Moth Morning Saturday 18 August See conservation in action by spending up to an hour with volunteers from the Landguard Bird Observatory to learn about this important part of our work. NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE – normal admission applies. Meet at the Wardens’ Office, opposite WCs, at 11.00am. The Wardens' Office is 20 mins walk from the landing stage - cross on ferry by 10.20 a.m. Subject to weather.

Discover Medieval Lavenham Tuesday 14 August, 10.30am A guided walk around the historic centre of this unique medieval village. Join us for coffee & shortbread in our pretty Tearoom, where the Guildhall Manager will give a short talk about the building before you set off to discover the hidden gems of Lavenham. Your guide will take you to the Church of St Peter & Paul, one of the finest parish churches in England. The tour lasts around two hours. £13 per person. For a booking form call 01787 247646.

Sutton Hoo Anglo Saxon Encampment: Crime and Punishment Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August, 10.30am – 5pm Experience the life of an Anglo Saxon with Ealdfaeder and be part of an Anglo Saxon trial! Demonstrations, Anglo Saxon tales and weaponry. Normal admission

An Evening with the National Trust – Talk at Lavenham Guildhall Wednesday 15 August, 7.30pm ‘Dynamic Coasts – a focus on the NT in the East of England’ The National Trust cares for over 30 miles of sea front in this region, with its own distinctive habitats and wildlife. From the glorious heathland at Dunwich, to the immense shingle spit of Orford Ness, and straying into some of our properties on the North Norfolk coast, this talk will look at a few of the huge challenges we face in adapting to climate change, as well as some of the unusual and often scarce flora and fauna that may be affected. £7 per person, includes refreshments. For a booking form call 01787 247646.

Suffolk Open Studios Art Exhibition Saturday 4 till Sunday 19 August, 10.30am – 5pm See beautiful works created by local artists and master local craftsmen, inspired by Sutton Hoo. Normal admission Anglo Saxon Encampment: Runes Saturday 25, Sunday 26 and Monday 27 August, 10.30am – 5pm Experience the life of an Anglo Saxon with Ealdfaeder and discover the amazing lives of Anglo Saxon slaves. Discover the ancient art of runes. Demonstrations, Anglo Saxon tales and weaponry. Normal admission

Melford Hall Railway Walk Friday 10 August, 10.30pm Join us for a guided four-mile walk retracing the route of the former Great Eastern Railway Line linking the medieval wool towns of Lavenham and Long Melford. Meet at Lavenham Guildhall tea-room for refreshments and a short introduction before starting your walk. At the end of the walk, enjoy refreshments at Melford Hall and listen to a brief history of the house. Refreshments and admission included. £13 Booking essential.

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Teddy Bears Picnic Friday 17 August, 11am If you come down to the garden today... an afternoon of teddy bear fun and games for all. Join us for a rare chance to picnic in the garden at Melford Hall. Bring your own picnic and teddy bear. £2.50 per child. 11

which will advise professionals, including managers and employees, lawyers and accountants. Commenting on the launch, Mr Clegg said, ‘Employee-owned firms have lower levels of absenteeism, higher productivity and growth rates and smaller gaps between the pay at the top and ordinary workers. But if we want to make employee ownership a larger slice of our economy, we have to make it simpler’.

Pension auto-enrolment regulations 'could lead to pay freezes' The new pension auto-enrolment regulations could lead to pay freezes and cuts for employees, a new report suggests. According to research carried out by the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP), one in six employers say they would offer reduced pay rises or cut them entirely to compensate for the extra costs of running the new auto-enrolment scheme. Furthermore, 1% of the organisations questioned warned that the requirement to automatically enrol staff in a workplace pension could result in job cuts. Another 1% of firms fear that the financial impact of the new regulations could mean they are forced to cease trading altogether. Yet a third of employers said they do not anticipate that the new scheme will have a significant financial impact on their business, largely due to the high number of workers already enrolled in a pension scheme. Under the auto-enrolment regulations, employers will be required to enrol automatically all eligible employees into a qualifying pension scheme and pay a minimum contribution into the fund. The scheme is being phased in from October 2012, starting with larger firms. Smaller businesses will be required to comply by 2018. Commenting on the findings, Karen Thomson, associated director at the CIPP, said: ‘While we absolutely support the Government’s efforts to encourage people to save for their retirement, our research has indicated that pensions automatic enrolment will subject some businesses to financial burdens that could potentially jeopardise the livelihoods of thousands of British workers.’ ‘Especially during this economically challenging time, making it mandatory for companies to provide pension contributions for all their employees is a lot to ask for and could eat into the profitability of many businesses,’ she added. ‘In some instances, the consequences could be dire – potentially leading to pay and job cuts or, even worse, the closing down of businesses’.

Mixed response to new employment tribunal fees Plans to charge individuals a fee of up to £1,200 for taking a claim to an employment tribunal have sparked a mixed reaction from trade union and business groups. Following a consultation, the Government has confirmed the details of a new fee structure, which will be introduced from summer 2013. It is hoped the new system will reduce the number of weak and vexatious claims taken to a tribunal. Under the new system, there will be two ‘levels’ of claims. For level one claims i.e. those involving unpaid wages and redundancy pay, there will be an issue fee of £160 and a further charge of £230 if the case goes to a hearing. For more complex level two claims, such as those relating to unfair dismissal, discrimination complaints and equal pay, there will be an issue fee of £250 and a hearing fee of £950. While trade union groups have criticised the new fee structure, warning that it could deter many low paid workers from filing a claim, business groups welcomed the move. Alexander Ehmann of the Institute of Directors (IoD) said: ‘The IoD strongly supports the Government’s decision to introduce user fees for employment tribunals to make people think twice before submitting vexatious or weak claims. ‘Businesses are too often forced to defend themselves against claims which have no merit, incurring heavy costs in the process.’ However, the organisation said it was ‘concerned’ that ‘many unemployed claimants will have their fees waived despite having the means to pay’.

Government launches employee ownership drive The Government has launched a call for evidence on employee ownership, following confirmation that it will be acting to promote the benefits of employee ownership in the private sector. The consultation on the introduction of a right to request employee ownership will consider such issues as: what the minimum number of employees should be; the grounds for turning down a request; whether requests should be allowed at any time; and whether they should be a statutory right. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg also announced the introduction of an independent institute for employee ownership,

New business lease aims to 'make life simpler' for small firms The Government has launched a new business lease which aims to make it easier and less costly for small businesses to move into new premises. The Small Business Lease is available to download free of charge, and was the result of a collaboration between property professionals, landlords and the retail sector. The documents include two versions of the contract, together with guidance materials for landlords, occupiers and professional advisers. The aim is to provide a short, simple and flexible contract that sets out clearly to all parties the details of the agreement that is being entered into. Commenting on the launch, Business minister Baroness Wilcox said, ‘This initiative will make life simpler for independent retailers and other small businesses. Negotiating a lease for a shop or office should not be a daunting task. By using this new contract both landlord and tenant will know that they are agreeing fair terms that provide clarity for both sides’. It is also hoped that the new lease will help contribute to the recovery of the UK’s ailing high streets. Paul Bagust of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) said, ‘In simplifying the leasing process for landlords and small business tenants, we hope to support SMEs and provide a boost to the British high street in a time of decline – thereby contributing to overall UK economic productivity’. The Small Business Lease is available on the RICS website, here:

Employees who fall ill on holiday entitled to extra time off, says EU court Employees who fall ill when on annual leave are entitled to reclaim the corresponding paid leave at a later point, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled. The judgement, which is legally binding throughout the EU, goes further than earlier rulings made by the ECJ. The top court previously stated that workers who became ill before the start of their paid annual leave had the right to take that leave at another time. However in its latest judgement, the ECJ claims that the point at which the illness arose is ‘irrelevant.’ ‘The purpose of entitlement to paid annual leave is to enable the worker to rest and enjoy a period of relaxation and leisure,’ the Court said. ‘The purpose of entitlement to sick leave is different, since it enables a worker to recover from an illness that has caused them to be unfit for work.’ Commenting on the ruling, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) said that ‘as a result of earlier ECJ judgments, this change has already happened in the UK, bringing along headaches for employers.’ Guy Bailey, CBI Head of Employment and Employee Relations, added: ‘With the rules currently under discussion again in Brussels, the CBI would like to see the judgments reversed, so that the directive is focused on the health and safety of the workforce, as originally intended.’ Meanwhile, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called on the Government to ‘avoid implementation of any ECJ ruling on annual leave and sick leave for as long as possible’. For further information on any of the subjects mentioned above, or any other tax matters, please do hesitate to give me, Andy Stopps, a call on 01787 880080. 12

River trip beckons for members of Sudbury


Gateway Club Three town charities have teamed up to provide up to 30 people with learning disabilities with an exciting river trip adventure. The event, which takes place on the evening of Wednesday, 18 July, will see three boats owned by the River Stour Trust navigate a stretch of the River Stour between Sudbury and Cornard Lock.

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Local community transport operator Go START will collect members of Sudbury’s Gateway Club and take them to the Granary in Quay Lane where they will board the three boats. The boats will then sail down a picturesque stretch of river to Cornard Lock where everyone involved will enjoy games and a barbeque. John Phillips, Go START transport manager, said: “This is a great example of three voluntary organisations working closely together to provide some enjoyment to some of the most vulnerable members of our community.

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“It will be a fantastic evening for the members of Sudbury Gateway Club, and an opportunity that some of them have never had before. The three River Stour Trust boats - Rosette, Mary Ann and FJ - have never all been out on the River at same time for an activity like this; it will be a unique occasion and should make for a great photo opportunity.” Go START has also organised a number of subsidised trips in August for members of its dial-a-ride service and for residents of local care homes. On Wednesday, 1 August, there is a day trip to Southwold departing from Sudbury at 10am. On Wednesday, 8 August, a bus will leave Sudbury at midday for a trip to Flatford Mill and Dedham. The final trip will be to Morrison’s in Ipswich on Wednesday, 29 August. Any one needing more information about the trips or wanting book a place should contact Go START on 01787 242116 or by email

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Church Services Church All Saints Church (C of E ) Church Street, Sudbury

Sunday Services 10am & 6.30pm 8am 1st and 3rd Sundays

Apostolic Church (Evangelical Pentecostal ) Gregory Street, Sudbury 11am & 6pm Cornard Christian Fellowship, Non-Denominational Broom Street, Great Cornard 10.25am Christ Church United Reformed Church School Street, Sudbury 10.30am Grace Baptist Church New Street, Sudbury

11am & 6.30pm

Holy Trinity (C of E ) The Green, Long Melford

10.30am every Sunday,

St. Catherine’s (C of E ) St. Catherine’s Rd, Long Melford

4pm every fourth Sunday 9am every fifth Sunday

United Reformed Church, Long Melford

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Sunday Services 10.30am Monthly Coffee Mornings at the church – See notice board

Lavenham St Peter & St Paul Lavenham Salvation Army

8am & 10.15am. 10.30am & 6pm.

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Our Lady & St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Sunday 9.15am The Croft, Sudbury Also Saturday 5.00pm

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August Events at St.Peters, Sudbury Sat 1 1 – Open Day at St Peters. Wed 15, Thus 16, Fri 17 & Sat 18 – Book Sale. Thur 23 – Kettle & Fish. Sat 25 Craft Fair. Thur 30 – Kettle & Fish. Fri 31 – Farmers Market. Sun 2 Sept – Organ Concert with David Butcher at 3pm.

Society of Friends – Quakers Friars Street, Sudbury


Salvation Army Station Road, Sudbury

10.30am & 6.00pm

Sudbury Baptist Church Church Street, Sudbury

10.30am & 6.30pm

Suffolk Road Church Independent Evangelical Suffolk Road, Sudbury

10.30am & 6.30pm

Springlands Christian Fellowship, Non-Denominational Woodhall Primary School, Mayflower Way, Sudbury 10.15am St Andrews Church (C of E) Bures Road, Great Cornard

Sundays 8am & 10am

St John’s Methodist Church York Road, Sudbury

Every Sunday 10.30am Information about services and activities can be found on the church notice-board

St Gregory’s Church (C of E) Gregory Street, Sudbury

8am, 10am. Also 6.30pm once a month

St Peter’s, Market Hill, Sudbury and St Mary’s, Churchfields Road, Chilton, are now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Occasional services are held in each one. St Peter’s is used regularly for a wide variety of events, including Kettle & Fish most Thursdays and a few Saturdays. Here you will find refreshments, an information point, Fairtrade goods, a listening ear and a prayer corner provided by Churches Together. More details for many of the above churches can be found at

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Church-Open to the Public By ex-punk rocker Andrew Stewart-Darling, Senior Pastor, Stour Valley Vineyard Church It is this human quality in Eric Liddell that inspired David Putnam to make the film. Liddell says to the crowd in the rain, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You came to see a race today. To see someone win. It happened to be me. But I want you to do more than just watch a race. I want you to take part in it. I want to compare faith to running in a race. It's hard. It requires concentration of will, energy of soul.â&#x20AC;? Against all odds the film was eventually produced, overcoming various financial and distribution crises along the way. Putnam observed recently, â&#x20AC;&#x153;At every turn there seemed to be what I can only describe as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;hidden handâ&#x20AC;? that helped provide the best solution to each seemingly impossible hurdle.â&#x20AC;? It resulted in an Oscar. Eric Liddell had his own moment of glory in the Paris 1924 Olympics, winning gold and breaking the world record. But he was later to die ingloriously from a brain tumour brought on by severe hunger after being arrested and interned by the Japanese in China during the Second World War. His family said later that Eric was never a great speaker, but he was able to communicate his message in the way he lived his life. You remember the line: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.â&#x20AC;? Ultimately it is not how we say it, but what we do that speaks the loudest. Life is uncertain, sometimes precarious, often challenging and seldom dull. But I believe, like Putnam, there is a â&#x20AC;&#x153;hidden handâ&#x20AC;? waiting to help. Being a Christian is not a weak option; neither is it a light decision. It comes from a â&#x20AC;&#x153;getting itâ&#x20AC;? experience, a deep place of conviction, and somehow matters more than anything we are now doingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;however good we are at it. As Eric Liddellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last words state: â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is complete surrender.â&#x20AC;? ASD blogs at: and tweets @svvineyard. Stour Valley Vineyard is a contemporary church with traditional beliefs. There are no formal services in August as our teams are taking a break. We start again 10.30 am on Sunday 2 September at the Delphi Centre.

A legacy of sport that keeps on running Well, the biggest sporting occasion this country has ever known has begun and our family has been fortunate to get tickets for the games. We will be attending the synchronised swimming event in the Aquadome. (Hm!) Although, I confess, to knowing little about this sport, but I am sure it must be more than matching swimming costumes and latex hats. My own sporting achievements have been less than meaningful. When I was young, long-distance running meant missing the bus and haring down the road to avoid being late for the school bell. While an unfortunate rifle shooting incident involving a missed target and a scoutmaster saw the premature end of my scouting days. No medals there. One of the many ways in which the Olympics are being celebrated this summer is through the re-release of Chariots of Fire in digital remastered form. The scene of the athletes running in slow-motion across the sands, accompanied by the haunting Vangelis soundtrack, still has the power to evoke feelings deep within me. One of the heroes in the film is the Scottish athlete Eric Liddell, a man known for his strong Christian faith and personal conviction. As the story unfolds we see Liddell taking a stand not to run on the Sabbath (Sunday). A position that seems inconceivable today. Whether someone shares anotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conviction of faith or not, I find courage often draws the admiration of others. It has a universal attraction and appeal to many people.



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Wednesday 1st – 1.10pm Julia Parrott - soprano for Melford Music Lunchtime Recitals Admission free with retiring collection. Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford Thursday 2nd – 12 noon Babergh Health Walks - Polstead Area. FREE Meet The Cock, Polstead,CO6 5AL. Barbara Tottle - 01473 826616 / 07789 941521 Thursdays 2nd/9th/16th/23rd/30th – 8.30pm start. Live Music @ The Mill. Free Entry The Mill Hotel,Walnut Tree Lane, Sudbury CO10 1BD01787 375544 Friday 3rd – 8pm Sarah Moule Quartet for Fleece Jazz Tickets £15. Under 21's half price. Stoke by Nayland Hotel CO6 4PZ01787 21186 Friday 3rd – Gates open 6.30pm. The Glen Miller Tribute Orchestra - Open Air Picnic. Kentwell Hall, Long Melford. CO10 9BA01787 310207 Saturday 4th – 12 noon – 4pm. Coracle Regatta in conjunction with The River Stour Trust. FREE Bures Recreation Ground near the Cricket Pavilion, Bures. Helen Richardson - 01787 376287. Saturday 4th / 5th Sunday – 11am - 5pm. Dickensian Garden Party. Adult £9.90, Child £6.60, Concession £8.80 Kentwell Hall, Long Melford. CO10 9BA 01787 310207 Saturday 4th / 11th / 18th / 25th. Sun 5th / 12th / 19th / 26th. – 11am departure from The Granary. Arrive Henny Swan midday. Boat departs 2pm for return trip.Henny Swan Lunch Cruises. Prices on application Boats leave at Granary tea room (near Quay Theatre) 0844 800 5015 Sunday 5th / Sun 12th / Sun 19th / Sun 26th/ Mon 27th – 11am - 5pm. Boat Trips on the River Stour.. Boat trips and Tea Room run by volunteers of the River Stour Trust Adult £5. Child £3 Boats leave at Granary tea room (near Quay Theatre) Tel. 01787 313199 Sunday 5th – 8am - 3pm Antiques & Collectors Fair The Village Hall, Copdock Sunday 5th Coach Trip to Shuttleworth Collection ( includes air display.) With Foxearth & District History Society Alan Fitch- 01787 311913 Tuesday 7th – 10.30am Babergh Health Walks - 6 mile walk. East Bergholt. FREE Meet Kings Head, East Bergholt CO7 6TL Barbara Tottle - 01473 826616 / 07789 941521 Wednesday 8th – 1.10pm A Concert of Works for Narrator & Piano for Melford Music Lunchtime Recitals Admission free with retiring collection. Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford Wednesday 8th – 7.30pm Sudbury Café Poets with Wendy French of London The hills room, Gainsborough's house, sudbury CO10 2EU Jill Dawson 01787 379940 Thursday 9th – 12pm Babergh Health Walks - Boxford Area. FREE Meet The White Hart, Boxford. CO10 5DX. Barbara Tottle - 01473 826616 / 07789 941521 Friday 10th – 8pm MJQ For Fleece Jazz £15 under 21's half price Stoke by Nayland Hotel CO6 4PZ Saturday 11th from 2.30pm. Open Garden and Afternoon Tea at 98 Melford Road, Sudbury Saturday 11th Auction starts at 10am, viewing is on 10th Friday: 9am-8pm Mander's Antiques & Interiors Auction Lower Rd. Glemsford, Sudbury, Suffolk. CO10 7QU 01787 282261 Saturday 11th – 10am - 4pm Mind, Body, Soul, Holistic Fair Admission £2 adults. 50p children and under 12's free. The Granary, Quay lane, Sudbury CO10 2AN Sunday 12th – 9am Car boot sale 50p entrance Stour valley business centre, Brundon Lane, Sudbury 07903 314600

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The Suffolk Villages Festival 25 – 27 August 2012 Saturday 25 August, 11.00am St Mary’s Church, Stoke by Nayland J.S. Bach Goldberg Variations Steven Devine (harpsichord) Saturday 25 August, 7.30pm St Mary’s Church, Stoke by Nayland J.S. Bach St John Passion (1725 version) soloists include Philippa Hyde, Daniel Auchincloss & Giles Davies Psalmody, Essex Baroque Orchestra, directed by Peter Holman Sunday 26 August, 6pm St Mary’s Church, Boxford Food, Wine and Song: Music and Feasting in Renaissance Europe Orlando Consort Monday 27 August, 6pm St Mary’s Church, Hadleigh Blow’s Venus & Adonis plus music by Purcell, Arne, Dibdin, Stanley, Handel & Leopold Mozart – a gala concert celebrating 25 years of the Suffolk Villages Festival soloists include Philippa Hyde, Claire Tomlin & Giles Davies Psalmody, Essex Baroque Orchestra, directed by Peter Holman Box office & further information: 01206 366603 email: 16

Sunday 12th – 10am - 2pm Assington Farmers' Market Free Entry The Barn, The Street, Assington Justine Paul 07704 627973 Wednesday 15th – 1.10pm Voigt Piano Trio (violin,cello,piano) for Melford Music Lunchtime Recitals Admission free with retiring collection. Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford Thursday 16th – 12pm Babergh Health Walks - Bures Area. FREE Meet The Eight Bells, Bures. CO8 5AE Barbara Tottle - 01473 826616 / 07789 941521 Friday 17th – 8pm Chris Allard Band for Fleece Jazz £17 under 21's half price Stoke by Nayland Hotel CO6 4PZ Friday 17th – 11am - 4.30pm Teddy Bears' picnic Child £2.50 plus garden admission, members are free Melford hall, Long Melford, Sudbury Suffolk CO10 9AA01787 376395 /Melfordhall Saturday 18th - Monday 27th Open from 09.00 am until 6.00pm daily. Lavenham Church, Church Street Lavenham. Admission free and disabled access is avalable. Parking is free in the Village Hall car park. Saturday 18th – 12noon - 6pm. Great Cornard Fête.Free Family Event. The Stevenson Centre, Great Cornard. Jane Hatton 07852123393 Saturday 18th – 12pm Henry Fete at the Henny Swan (starts with fancy dress dog competition) In aid of St.Mary's Church, Great Henny 01787 269317 Saturday 18th – 10am -1pm Long Melford Farmers' Market. Free entry.Village Hall, Long Melford Steve Barker 01440786375 or Betty Speed 01787 280031 Wednesday 22nd – 1.10pm Angus Scott (guitar) for Melford Music Lunchtime Recitals Admission free with retiring collection. Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford Thursday 23rd – 12pm Babergh Health Walks - Newton Green Area. FREE Meet The Green, Village Hall, Newton Green CO10 0QN Barbara Tottle - 01473 826616 / 07789 941521 Friday 24th – 7pm Quantum Theatre presents: the tales of beatrix potter adult £10, child £7, family £30 Melford Hall, Long Melford, Sudbury Suffolk CO10 9AA 01787 376395 /Melfordhall Friday 24th – 8pm Roger Beaujolais Quartet for Fleece Jazz Tickets £17 under 21's half price. Stoke by Nayland Hotel CO6 4PZ Friday 24th / Monday 27th – 11am - 5pm Tudor High Summer Adult £13.95, Child £10.50 Kentwell Hall, Long Melford. CO10 9BA 01787 310207 Saturday 25th – 11am Suffolk Villages Festival - The Goldberg Variations £11, £13, £17 St. Mary's Church, Stoke by Nayland 01206 366603. Email: Saturday 25th – 2pm Traditional Garden Fete in aid of St. Gregory's Church featuring Sleion Jazz Band £1 Under 14 free River house, The Croft, Sudbury (St. Gregory's Church if wet) Saturday 25th – 9am - 4pm Craft & gift Fair St.Peter's Church, Market Hill, Sudbury Saturday 25th / Sunday 26th – 9am - 4.30pm Sunday: 9am - 4pm Melford Antiques & collectables Fair £1 children are free Old School, Long Melford 07799 590459 Saturday 26th – 6pm Suffolk Villages Festival - Food, Wine And Song with The Orlando Consort £11, £13, £17 St. Mary's Church, Stoke by Nayland 01206 366603. Email: Sunday 26th – 9am Car boot sale 50p entrance Stour valley business centre, Brundon Lane, Sudbury 07903 314600 Sunday 26th – 10am - 1.30pm Lavenham Farmers' market Lavenham Village Hall Justine Paul 07704 627973 Sunday 26th – 10.30am - Monks Eleigh Bygone Collectors Club – Working Day in aid of Prostate Action. Vintage Tractors, Ploughing, Stationary Engines. Food and Licensed Bar. Valley Road, Great Waldingfield. Monday 27th – 11am - 5pm. Every 30 minutes. Pirates on the Stour - Free boat trips for young pirates under 12 years old. Adult £5. Pirates- FREE. Boats leave at Granary tea room (near Quay Theatre) 01787 313199

Monday 27th – 9am - 1pm Bank Holiday Car Boot Sale at The Quay Car pitches £6 in advance or £8 on the day Quay Theatre, Quay Lane, Sudbury. CO10 2AN 01787 374745 Monday 27th – 6pm Suffolk Villages Festival - Gala Concert with music by Purcell, Stanley and Handel £11, £13, £17 St. Mary's Church, Hadleigh 01206 366603. Email: Wednesday 29th – 1.10pm Violin, Flute, Piano for Melford Music Lunchtime Recitals Admission free with retiring collection. Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford Friday 31st – 8pm Emilia Martensson For Fleece Jazz Tickets £17 under 21's half price Stoke by Nayland Hotel CO6 4PZ Friday 31st – 9.30am - 2pm Sudbury Farmers' market Free Entry. St.Peter's Church, Market Hill, Sudbury Justine Paul 07704 627973

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Eleven keepers at Colchester Zoo take part in the Bioblitz census for the first time! Colchester Zoo has taken part in it’s first ever Bioblitz, which is a national census of native species on zoological sites in a 24 hour period. Due to the size of the Zoo, it was decided that only the new nature reserve would be surveyed. The new reserve is in a roman river conservation area located on the edge of Colchester Zoo and the survey included sightings of amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and plants. The keepers carried out their survey from 8am – 8am on the 8th and 9th of June and saw many more species than they anticipated. Since the nature area opened in April 2011 a variety of species had been seen in the area but the Bioblitz survey revealed a species lurking on a camera trap which was quite unexpected, Essex Wildlife Trust believes the otter to be a sub-adult male or young female. Cameras have been left down on the nature reserve in the hope of getting more footage of the otters and plan to do another otter watch in the coming weeks. All the results have now been tallied up and over 45 bird species were spotted including Red Kites, Kingfisher and 4 fledgling greater spotted woodpeckers! Also spotted were 4 of the 6 reptile species in the UK, a nest of grass snakes, adders, common lizard and slow worm, Colchester Zoo are very proud to have these rare species of reptile on their nature reserve. A number of amphibians were spotted along with over 10 terrestrial mammals, plus the otters. They also found that the nature reserve holds 157 plant species including 2 relative rarities, the knotted clover and night flowering catchfly. Keeper, Hayley Potter says, “Colchester zoo has long been famed for its conservation of exotic species around the world. Equally as important to all of us is knowing that a zoological site not only supports, but actively encourages native British species, many of which also are in desperate need of our help. As for staying awake for 28 hours to count all of these amazing species and see a fleeting glimpse of an otter . . . I wouldn’t have missed it for the world and can’t wait for the next time!” All in all a total of 225 species were counted, excluding taxonomic groups. In the coming years, keepers at Colchester Zoo plan to complete a full count of all taxonomic groups on the nature reserve and hopefully extend the survey to the whole of the zoo. For more information on Colchester Zoo’s nature reserve please visit 18

Find Wally in Long Melford! WHERE’S WALLY? turns twenty-five this year and, to celebrate, the intrepid traveller in striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting ten different local businesses in LONG MELFORD Wow! Launching at the beginning of INDEPENDENT BOOKSELLERS’ WEEK, the campaign runs from 3RD JULY until 28thth JULY. Those who find him can win prizes, including stickers, books and more! The Search is on! Wally can be found at ten local businesses in Long Melford! Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Wally!” search list with the names of all the participating businesses from Landers Bookshop, and collect an “I found Wally” card when they spot Wally. Collecting cards and handing them in at LANDERS BOOKSHOP will win Wally stickers and an entry for other, larger prizes to be drawn on 28th July. The grand prize is a deluxe Where’s Wally? 25th Anniversary Edition book and a copy of the Where’s Wally? Totally Essential Travel Collection presented in a limited edition Where’s Wally? tote bag. Wally is the creation of Martin Handford, whose dense drawings of crowd scenes swept the world in 1987. Since then, the Where’s Wally? books have held a cherished spot on bookstore shelves the world over. Published by Walker Books, 56 million copies have been sold worldwide in over 38 countries and 30 languages, including Egyptian, Korean and Hebrew. An entire generation has grown up searching for Wally and his friends Woof, Wenda, Wizard Whitebeard and Odlaw. In celebration of Wally’s longevity and popularity, Walker Books is teaming up with the Bookseller’s Association’s Indiebound ‘Get Local’ campaign and 100 independent bookshops across the country, including LANDERS BOOKSHOP here in LONG MELFORD, to have fun and encourage people to visit local businesses. There is no charge to participate, and the game lasts throughout Independent Booksellers’ Week continuing until 28th July. For More Information About Searching For Wally In Long Melford, Call Landers Bookshop On 01787 378957 Or Email Landers_Bookshop@Btconnect.Com

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Robbie Gladwell & Friends will be performing a ‘special’ concert in St Mary’s Church, Stoke by Nayland (approx 5 miles off A12), on Saturday 15th September 2012 at 7.30pm to help raise funds for Age UK Suffolk and Age UK Essex. Robbie Gladwell (member of Steve Harley’s Cockney Rebel and well-loved local musician) has been supporting Age UK Suffolk and Age UK Essex for over 3 years as he wanted to do something to help older people in the local community, particularly those who are isolated and some of whom are frail and lonely. The Robbie Gladwell and Friends concerts bring together many local musicians and singers of very different backgrounds and styles and gives them the chance to showcase their talent. Maggie James, Fundraising and Development Officer said “we are once again delighted that Robbie Gladwell (Patron of Age UK Suffolk and great supporter of Age UK Essex) has offered to do this special concert for us at St Mary’s Church, Stoke by Nayland, which is one of the most beautiful churches in Suffolk. Robbie highlights our work, raises our profile within the community and helps older people by raising funds for the services we provide. It will be a fantastic evening and Robbie will be inviting other musicians to join him to make the event one to remember!” Tickets will be available on the door priced at £10 (concessions £5 for under 16’s and over 65’s). Refreshments will be available. Parking available nearby which will be signposted.


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Sunny weather in June saw the launch of the new luxury Stoke by Nayland Country Lodges in classic 1940s style, a fitting celebration for the site, which was once the location of a Women’s Land Army (WLA) hostel that was home to 70 Land Girls during World War II. Members of the area’s business community were out in force, along with the Mayor of Sudbury and guest of honour James Berresford, VisitEngland’s Chief Executive. However the real stars of the show were seven former Land Girls all in their 80s, including Phyllis Rose, who remained in the area after meeting her husband during her time as a Land Girl, and who has worked on the Peake family farm and Stoke by Nayland resort in many capacities since the disbanding of the WLA in 1950. Guests enjoyed delicious canapés and Champagne whilst being entertained by DJ Adrian ‘Jump Back Boogie’ Waters, 1940s swing dancers, and excellent retro-style singer Annie Andrews, before speeches by Directors Susanna Rendall and Tamara Unwin told the story of the Lodges, and introduced James Berresford – whose own speech praised the new Lodges’ contribution to tourism in the area, and commended the quality of the luxury self-catering accommodation they offer. Phyllis Rose also said a few words, expressing her pleasure that the former hostel site was being given a new lease of life, without losing sight of its heritage, which is a key part of the local area’s wartime history. The official opening of the site was then performed by James Berresford and Phyllis Rose, who jointly wound up an ‘all clear’ air-raid siren to mark this prestigious occasion in a very fitting manner. “We are proud to preserve the heritage of the former Women’s Land Army hostel site, in a way that ensures the beautiful countryside in this part of the world will be enjoyed by many generations to come.” explained Tamara Unwin, Director of the

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Pictured above: The Seven former Women’s Land Army girls reunited after 70 years: l to r, Irene Foster, Eileen Sarjent, Phyllis Rose, Doreen Warden, Maisie Tricker, Winnie Clackson and Daphne Turner. Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa. “We’ve received many compliments on the way that we’ve restored the original water tower, and housed within it a collection of memorabilia and old photographs of the site and the Land Army girls, in a very conscious effort to celebrate all their hard work. People have also been charmed by the way that the spacious and contemporary-looking interiors also contain many nods to the more glamorous interior fashions of the 1940s, and so recreate the type of living space that would have represented a ‘dream home’ for many of the Land Girls during their time at the site.” Praising the new Lodges’ contribution to tourism in East Anglia, James Berresford commented: “Tourism is fiercely competitive and we have to compete. In my view, the only way we really can compete is by providing the highest standards in quality. We need to stand out from the rest. That is why I’m delighted to attend this launch, because these wonderful new Country Lodges are examples of real quality. And I’m convinced that this quality, coupled with the flair, drive and enthusiasm of t the Peake family will make them a great success. A success for Stoke by Nayland, for Suffolk, and for the country as a whole.” The Lodges launch party was featured on Anglia TV News the following evening, showing the 1940s entertainment and an interview with Phylis Rose. Pictured below: The family and directors of Stoke by Nayland Hotel.

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Colchester Zoo’s pair of Victoria Crowned Pigeons successfully hatched their first chick! On the 5th June 2012 Colchester Zoo’s pair of Victoria Crowned Pigeons, Violet & Ozzy, hatched a healthy chick for the first time at Colchester Zoo. The pair transferred into the collection on 9th August 2010 from the Rare Species Conservation Centre in Kent. The chick was first seen with its head peering out of the nest by keepers on the 9th June. Curator, Clive Barwick says, “Victoria Crowned Pigeons are known to be notoriously clumsy parents as both eggs and chicks have been known to be accidentally kicked out of nests, the first week after the chick hatched was very tentative but we are glad that our young and inexperienced hen proved highly competent”. The chick will be tended to by both Violet and Ozzy until the chick is 13 weeks old when the chick becomes independent. Colchester Zoo are proud to be part of the conservation of this species and are very pleased to have their first ever Victoria Crowned Pigeon chick.

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DISTRICT COUNCILLOR’S REPORT Mr Simon Barrett reported: • The approval of the Prolog planning application will bring a boost to the local economy with up to 500 jobs being created • Tier 4 staff appointments at Babergh and Mid Suffolk district councils are now being considered with 60 present positions being reduced to 34 • The integration of back office services within Babergh and Mid Suffolk teams is going ahead but assurances have been given that this will not affect front line services • The Core Strategy document will be presented to Full Council on 19th June Council minutes 12th June 2012 • The Chilton Woods application is ongoing and consideration has now been agreed for the allocation of allotment space within the new development RESOLVED That Mr Barrett be THANKED for attending the meeting and his report NOTED.

COUNTY COUNCILLOR’S REPORT Mr John Sayers reported: • Textile recycling trial scheme to be introduced – recycling bags to be delivered to households (the Town Clerk added that textile recycling bags will also be available at the Advice Centre in the Town Hall) • Locality budget funding given to Sudbury Boxing Club and the Hub Youth Centre in Belle Vue Park for improvements to both premises • Accessible Walks in Suffolk – new project highlighting walks in the county suitable to for all abilities • Most active county – long term campaign to bring more key sporting activities to Suffolk RESOLVED

MAYOR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS The Deputy Mayor, Mr Adrian Osborne reported: • The Mayor and Deputy Mayor had attended local junior schools to present Jubilee mugs to schoolchildren to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond jubilee • The Deputy Mayor attended the of opening the new British Gaskets building in Brundon Lane and was delighted to witness the success of this local manufacturing company

That Mr Sayers be THANKED and his report NOTED. TO ADOPT THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES: Planning & Development It was RESOLVED to ADOPT the REPORT 8th May 2012 Planning & Development

REPORT ON THE LIBRARY IPS Mrs Alison Wheeler, Suffolk Libraries IPS General Manager, attended the meeting and together with Councillor Spivey presented a report on the progress of the library IPS (copy of report shown at minute pages 568 to 569). RESOLVED That Mrs Wheeler be THANKED for attending the meeting and the report NOTED That Mr Spivey be THANKED for his commitment and hard work on the IPS board and his report NOTED

It was RESOLVED to ADOPT the REPORT 21st May 2012 Leisure & Environment Subject to the following amendment it was 29th May 2012 RESOLVED to ADOPT the REPORT Item 8 - Email from Mr Burnett – amendment as follows: RECOMMENDED Although members stated that at this time the rooms were required by the council they would like to thank Mr Burnett for his comments and suggest that he contacts the local schools, to see if they would like to use the entrance into the Heritage Centre for art exhibitions. This may encourage members of the public to visit the Heritage Centre. Members also suggested that the Museum Trust be invited to supply volunteers to be present in the Heritage Museum to discuss matters with visitors and that if a volunteer was found who could work some hours on Saturday, the area would then be able to remain open during that time. The Museum Trust could also be invited to erect a notice board in the foyer area giving information about the museum exhibition.

POWER OF GENERAL COMPETENCE The Town Clerk reported that she had successfully completed and passed an exam on the Power of General Competence, recently introduced because of the Localism Act, replacing the existing Power of Well Being, which the council formally adopted in 2009. The Town Clerk advised members that the town council now met the criteria to adopt this new power. The Town Clerk recommended that the council adopt the Power of General Competence as it provides authority for the council to do anything it wishes providing it is lawful and if the proposed action is not already covered by any other existing legislation. RESOLVED That the Town Council formally ADOPTS the Power of General Competence.

Highways & Footpaths Subject to the following amendments it was 29th May 2012 RESOLVED to ADOPT the REPORT Item 2 – Elect a Vice Chairman for the Mayoral Year 2012/2013 – amendment as follows: RESOLVED There being no further nominations and being put to the vote, Mr Gray was elected Vice Chairman for the Mayoral year 2012/2013.

GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE IN BABERGH Councillors discussed a Green Infrastructure report compiled by Babergh District Council following a workshop held at the Delphi Centre in April 2012, which several town councillors attended. Councillors agreed that the recommendations recorded at the workshop should be considered when Babergh District Council discusses the Core Strategy document. A copy of the report can be viewed on the Babergh District Council website – RESOLVED That the Green Infrastructure report be NOTED

Item 9 – Sudbury Town Centre and Traffic Management – amendment as follows: RESOLVED And • That Mr Platt makes enquiries at Carmarthen Council asking what effect the implementation of the 20mph calming measures has had. Finance It was RESOLVED to ADOPT the REPORT with the 6t June 2012 exception of the Private and Confidential Report (Item 13) which is to be referred back to the July Finance meeting for further discussion.

TOWN COUNCIL REPRESENTATION ON THE SUDBURY MARKET TOWN PARTNERSHIP STEERING GROUP An email received from the Sudbury Market Town Partnership advised that their Constitution permits three town councillors to be on its Steering Group. However, the Town Council has currently named four representatives on the Steering Group as follows: Mrs S Ayres, Miss J Connor, Mr O Forder and Mr R Smith. Mr Forder volunteered to resign from the Steering Group. RESOLVED That Mr Forder’s offer of resignation be accepted That the Sudbury Market Town Partnership be advised that the following councillors will remain as representatives on the Steering Group: Mrs S Ayres, Miss J Connor and Mr R Smith

Policy & Resources It was RESOLVED to ADOPT the REPORT 6th June 2012 POLICE REPORT PCSO’s Mick Baxter and Alex Vinter attended the meeting to discuss the May Sudbury sector police report (copy of report shown at minute pages 563 to 567). PCSO Baxter was pleased to report that yearly figures recently released show that crime in the Sudbury area was down by 18%. RESOLVED That PCSO’s Baxter and Vinter be THANKED for attending the meeting and their report NOTED. 26

TO ADOPT AND SIGN 2011/2012 YEAR END (UNAUDITED) ACCOUNTS The 2011/2012 Year End (unaudited) Accounts which had previously been distributed were discussed. RESOLVED That the 2011/2012 Year End (unaudited) Accounts be ADOPTED and duly SIGNED by the Town Mayor. At 8.55pm the council voted to extend the meeting for a period of 15 minutes Council minutes 12th June 2012 EXCLUSION OF PUBLIC (WHICH TERM INCLUDES THE PRESS) Pursuant to Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, that the public is excluded from the meeting for the business specified in item 16 on the grounds that if the public were present during these items, it is likely that there would be disclosure to them of exempt information. FINANCE MINUTES 6TH JUNE 2012 Members discussed the Private and Confidential Report RESOLVED That the Private and Confidential part of the Finance minutes of 6th June 2012 be referred back to the next Finance committee for further consideration The business of the meeting was concluded at 9.15pm.

PUBLIC FOOTPATH Members discussed an application made under Schedule 14 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to add a public footpath to the definitive map. RECOMMENDED That since the information provided does not fully explain where the footpath in question is on the map, members suggested that an ordinance survey map marking the new and existing footpaths with a key explaining the meaning of the different letters marked on the map is required. That the Town Clerk obtains the necessary documents from Essex County Council to enable this matter to be discussed at the July Highways and Footpaths meeting. MEETING WITH MR G MCGREGOR Some councillors attended a meeting with Mr McGregor and Suzanne Buck, Highways, Suffolk County Council on the 20th June, to discuss highway and traffic management issues in and around the town. Mrs Buck will forward notes from the meeting to the town clerk. Notes regarding a holistic approach for changes to the town centre, having been discussed at the May Highway & Footpaths meeting, and changes made to these at the June Council meeting. It was resolved that these notes should be passed on to the Sudbury & Its Future Task Group for discussion. RECOMMENDED That the Town Clerk requests the notes from Mrs Buck for members to discuss at the Highways and Footpaths meeting in July.

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE HIGHWAYS AND FOOTPATHS COMMITTEE HELD IN THE MEETING ROOM, TOWN HALL, SUDBURY ON TUESDAY 26TH JUNE 2012 AT 6.30PM Highways & Footpaths 26th June 2012 MATTERS PENDING LIST Members discussed the Matters Pending List. RECOMMENDED Item 2 – Cycle Racks - To be added to the July Agenda Item 3 – Mobility Scheme – That the Town Clerk should ask John Phillips for an up date Item 4 – Pedestrian signage in the town centre –To be added to the July Agenda That the remainder of the Matters Pending list be NOTED CAR PARKING GROUP Members discussed the notes of the Car Parking Group meeting held on Thursday 31st May which can be seen at minute pages 581 – 582. This report will now be discussed at the next BDC Political Leaders Group Meeting. RECOMMENDED That the Car Parking Group notes to be NOTED


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Rickets cases may be caused by a lack of vitamin D. Certain communities in Cardiff England are finding cases of Rickets in children. The once thought of Victorian Age disease is now affecting children in the 21st century. Rickets can lead to bone deformities and stunted growth. Increasing numbers of adults, and even children, are suffering from various types of bone abnormalities, autoimmune disorders and mood swings - all suspected to be caused by the same culprit - vitamin D deficiency. Seems our modern-day aversion to the sun, and a heated debate among the medical community, is having a devastating impact on our bones and our overall health. Study shows a connection between obese adolescents and vitamin D deficiency. There may be a connection between lack of sun exposure due to low level outdoor activity and not eating enough foods that contain vitamin d, such as oily fish, eggs and fortified foods like dairy products and breakfast cereals.

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With all the medical advances in the 20 th century, Vitamin D3 deficiency is still an epidemic. The problem is that most people avoid the sun these days due to fears of skin cancer. Just think about plants and what happens to them when they avoid the sun. They wither & die.

Vitamin D3 In this modern World there is no excuse for anyone to suffer Rickets, Osteoporosis or other bone disorders. The reason for any suffering of these is because people are not getting enough Sun Light. To protect ourselves and children from the sun and prevent skin cancer, most people smother their body with high Factor sun cream. We are scare mongered into the belief that the sun is harmful and we need to protect our skin from its direct light. Since when has Mother Nature produced anything to work against her creation? The problem is that a lack of exposure to the Sun is the real cause of their condition. A severe lack of D3

A standard blood chemistry panel will provide your doctor with your levels of vitamin D3. The test is called 25(OH)D. The existing guidelines state that a deficiency is anything below 50nmol/l, but recent studies show that 80 nmol/l is needed to keep healthy bones and enable vitamin D to perform its other roles in the body. Foods have been supplemented with Vitamin D, but this has not resulted in an overall increase in Vitamin D levels. This is likely because food and supplement manufacturers rely on an inexpensive form of synthetic Vitamin D called “ergocalciferol”- a form of Vitamin D2.

However, you may ask, what is the difference between Vitamin D and D3?

If you have bone loss or osteoporosis, spend 20 minutes daily in the sunshine with 40% of your skin surface exposed. Morning sun is best; Don’t allow your skin to burn. Tanning Beds do not provide Vitamin D3.

Vitamin D2 is the form of D that is found in fortified foods like milk, juices or cereals etc. D regulates calcium and phosphorus in the body. This vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) can be found in some plants/fungus.

Eat foods high in Vitamin D3 including Cod liver oil, fortified milk, salmon, mackerel, & sardines, egg yolks, beef liver. If you take Vitamin D supplements make sure it is Vitamin D3 and not D2. Take Vitamin D3 supplements with food. I usually recommend Vitamin D3 2000iu-5000iu/ day depending on lab levels.

What is Vitamin D3? D3 is the form that is synthesized by the skin when it's exposed to the sun or (ultraviolet light/UVB). D3 (cholecalciferol) is the sunlight form, and can also be obtained from animals that manufactured it through their skin, like that in fish liver. Since the body can produce this, it's actually considered a hormone and not a vitamin.

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Where do we get it from? Vitamin D3 a compound occurring naturally in fish-liver oils, used to treat rickets. Formula: C 27 H 44 O. Fifteen to twenty minutes of sunshine each day, in the nude, helps your body manufacture about 10,000 to 15,000 iu’s of vitamin D3 per day.

A complaint is being filed against the FDA by the vitamin D counsel regarding policies that affect African Americans. According to the complaint, the Vitamin D Counsel states that the FDA needs to change their food fortification policies so that milk is not the main source of vitamin D supplements to Americans. The counsel states that the FDA is aware that African Americans drink little to no milk and they require more vitamin D than Caucasian Americans. As a result of the FDA's policies, there is Vitamin D and D3 deficiency and the diseases associated with this deficiency desperately afflicts African Americans.

Why do we need D3? Vitamin D3 is both a vitamin and a hormone. It acts as a vitamin when it binds with calcium for proper absorption. Humans cannot digest calcium without adequate amounts of Vitamin D3. The most common reasons for Vitamin D3 deficiency in today's society relates to lack of exposure to sunlight and infrequent consumption of cold water fish such as wild salmon, mackerel and sardines. D3 Deficiency: We need D3 to maintain the normal bone and teeth.

Healing Properties: Vaccines & anti-virals may not be as effective as vitamin D against the flu. Study shows that vitamin D and vitamin D3 can prevent flu better and more efficiently than anti viral drugs. Vitamin D and Vitamin D3 is also a healthier and cheaper alternative to antiviral drugs.

Normal absorption and utilization of calcium and phosphorus and the • maintenance of normal blood calcium concentrations • Normal cell division • Normal function of the immune system and healthy inflammatory response • The maintenance of normal muscle function

This study by professor Delgleish (who specializes in treating patients with melanoma) talks about how sun screen and avoiding the sun completely can actually increase our risk of melanoma. We need the sun on our skin to make vitamin D3 and without it, we can become vitamin D3 deficient, thus leaving us vulnerable to disease. Good vitamin D3 levels trigger a stronger immunity.

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Lupus erythematosis patients and repletion of Vitamin D

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Studies have shown that Lupus patients that have low levels of vitamin D can progress to more serious cases of Lupus. Studies also show a connection between vitamin D deficiency and Lupus. Pre-diabetes and Vitamin D Dr. Cannell gives a commentary on a newly-completed, randomized controlled trial on vitamin D. Vitamin D may help prevent diabetes in those that are at high risk of developing the condition.

Study in Canada reveals that it is not uncommon for pregnant women to be vitamin D deficient. Women from European (white) ethnicity had less of a deficiency than those of other ethnic groups.

The fact is, your body must have vitamin D, and without it, your health will suffer – greatly.

Vitamin D3 deficiency can result in Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Depression, Psoriasis, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Osteoporosis, & Neuro-degenerative disease including Alzheimer’s Disease. Eventually, Vitamin D deficiency may even lead to Cancer (especially breast, prostate, and colon

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A great exercise for muscle tone and a great way to burn calories! MOVE 1 Use dumbbells that equal about 10 percent of your body weight if you train with weights regularly. Start with 5 percent of your body weight or less if you are a beginner. A barbell of the same weight can also be used. The weight should be challenging without compromising form. MOVE 2 Begin with your back straight and feet shoulder-width apart. Hold the dumbbells in front of you comfortably at about the height of your shoulders with a slight bicep and chest flex to keep them in place. Concentrate your weight on the back of your heels but don't lift up your toes during the movement MOVE 3 Squat down to a 90 degree angle while keeping your back erect. Keep your abdominal muscles tight and look straight ahead and slightly up with your eyes. Practice the movement without any weight at first if you're having trouble getting a full squat. MOVE 4 Rise out of the squat with a slight explosion while maintaining form and control. Breathe out on the exertion. Simultaneously press or push the dumbbells up and over your head. End the movement by bringing the dumbbells back into the shoulder position. MOVE 5 Repeat the exercise for three sets. After you have mastered it, increase weight gradually or use a barbell with weight. Never increase the weight so much that you can't control the movement

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Netball Youth League it takes place on Thursdays (during term time) from 7 until 8.30pm at the outside netball courts at great Cornard upper School. it is open to players of all abilities in school years 5 to 11 (aged roughly 9 to 16). it costs £2 per session. it is run by local volunteers who are all trained coaches or/ and umpires. 29

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Amos pulls off a double Newton Green Golf Club 10-handicapper Carl Amos seems have taken a liking to the leadership of club captain Dave Lavelle. Three months ago Amos won Lavelle's captain's drive-in when he scored 40 points to win on count-back.


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Now, Amos has pulled off the same trick again, notching 40 points in Lavelle's captain's day event, although on this occasion he was two points ahead of Neil Fenn in the division for lower handicap players. Third was junior Tom King with 37 points. In the division two contest, winner on 39 points was Scott Ledieu, followed by David Aynsley 38 and Peter Mills 37. Nearest the pin winner was John Matthews and longest driver Martin Smith. Pictured above from left to right: Tom King, Neil Fenn, Carl Amos, Dave Lavelle, Scott Ledieu, David Aynsley and Peter Mills.

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Newton in Stenson Shield quarter finals Newton Green is through to the quarter finals of the Suffolk Stenson Shield – the county competition in which they reached the semi-finals for the first time last season. In a second round home match with Gorleston, they ran out winners by 7.5 to 4.5, to put Newton through to play Aldborough away on Saturday, July 28. Although without three of the players who featured in last year’s run, they made a good start against Gorleston by winning the morning foursomes 3 – 1, the victories including a convincing seven up and five to play win by Mark Duthie and Simon Bearman. To make sure of winning the tie, Newton needed four points from the afternoon singles, and quickly recorded two through Russell Oakey and Ian Ledieu in the leading two games. However, Gorleston won the next three matches, but convincing wins by Jed Seeley and Ian Woodhead tied up victory.

At the age of 14, Jed Seeley was the youngest person to represent the club at this level, and the seven handicap junior defeated Gorleston’s three handicapper Adam Wood by 4 & 3. Picture above: Mark Duthie, Simon Bearman and Jed Seeley 31

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