At our last committee meeting we discussed among other things, 2 issues which have been covered by other contributors to The Directory, they are traffic and parking. You may remember that last year we asked Mary Evans the portfolio holder on SCC to address the committee on the subject of the increase in HGV traffic, the congestion at Sainsbury’s roundabout and the use of the relief road. After much chasing, a report of a traffic survey was sent, which shows a decrease in vehicle traffic on the estate, and an increase in relief road use, I leave you to draw your own conclusions.
Transport Secretary finds time from Brexit, to sign off on civil parking, we will have to make do with the one (soon to be 2) PCSO’s paid for by the Town Council. Could I urge you again to park your vehicles so they do not cause an obstruction, are legally parked and the engine is not left idling. We are a non-political group, and as such work with the elected councillors to try to solve your concerns and issues. To this end we urge all residents who are eligible, to vote in the local elections on May 2nd. There are 3 Borough, and 3 Town council places for election in the Moreton Hall Ward.
There seems to be some confusion as to whether the estate is residential or commercial, (it is commercial when we ask questions about HGV’s). We are preparing a map of the estate to show residential and industrial areas, so as to minimise confusion. We welcome input on this from you as residents.
If you have any concerns you think we can help with please contact us:e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Parking is a scourge, not only on this estate, but, in the Town. Until The
Cliff Hind - Chairman Email: email@example.com
Web https//mortonhallresidents. wordpress.com/ Our next committee meeting is Thursday 9th May at 7.30pm in the Community Centre.
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HEALTH & BEAUTY
Change your pillowcase
Most of us now know that there are benefits to sleeping on a silk pillowcase, it greatly reduces bed hair and breakage if you’re an irritable sleeper. If you don’t want to invest in silk, a simple change is to make sure you change your pillowcase as often as possible – grease and bacteria can transfer onto your hair leaving it greasy and dull.
Speak to your colourist about this spring’s pastel hues. A super light wash of Cherry Blossom pink or peachy coral can be just enough to give your skin a little warmth and if you’re not sure about all over colour go for some pastel face framing instead.
Have a clear-out Clear-out any out-of-date products and invest in some new ones best suited to your hair texture.
Try a mask and shower cap Once a week try applying a good treatment mask whilst you’re in the shower, pop on a shower cap over the top and the heat and steam captured will make the treatment more intense. Leave on for as long as possible.
Clean out your food cupboard Remember what you put in, you get out. The healthier we eat, generally the healthier our hair will look and feel. If you think you might be missing out on some key nutrients then try adding in a good hair supplement, this is particularly good around six months after pregnancy, stressful periods or ill health. Always check with a doctor or dietician first though.
Gloss If your hair is looking dry and lack-luster try a clear gloss treatment, sometimes known as a sparkling blow dry. A gloss will still require a patch test so make sure you book this in advance of your appointment.
Chop Now’s the BEST time to go for the chop, we’re seeing a huge trend in the salon for super cute crops, you’ll feel like a whole new you ready to take on the world in super chic crop style...
Fresh air Look for products that refresh your hair mid-afternoon. A Volumizing Hair Mist smells like you’ve nipped out for a quick walk in the woods. It makes your hair smell great whilst reviving your blow dry and adding soft body and movement.
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HOME + LIFESTYLE
AGE IS JUST A NUMBER…
BY ANDREW SOUTHWOOD
It was a new experience
for me. There I was, stood shoulder to shoulder with some of the best XC runners in the UK. I wasn’t nervous anymore, as I had nothing to lose. This was a race I would savour and try to enjoy. When the Coach down at the track first told me I had earned a place in the Suffolk XC team I was excited and worried in equal measures. These things don’t normally happen to old boys like me. However, a couple of years of tough training and an obligatory slice of luck was all that was needed. I was going to Loughborough for the National XC Championships, and I was as proud as a Suffolk Punch. A couple of weeks before the big day I looked up last years results. That’s odd, I thought, no sign of the usual winners from the Suffolk races. Then I kept scrolling, and scrolled some more… Yes, the chaps that comfortably beat me in local races were finishing in amongst the masses.
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Okay. This is going to be interesting. From then on my mission was simple – don’t finish last! It was a wet and windy day and the 8 of us in Suffolk vests were ready to give our all. On the organised chaos of the start line I found my natural position (near the back!). One of my team mates tried to point out an Olympic athlete near the front. I nodded and smiled knowingly, although I confess I didn’t recognise him, he did look the business. Suddenly the gun fired, the tape was still down and we all took 3 steps forward crushing the front line. A false alarm. A sheepish official looked accusingly at the smoking start gun in his hand, laughter and banter broke the tension and we re-set and focused again. A minute later and we were off. Congestion on the first bends soon eased and I found my rhythm. Within
a couple of minutes it became clear that this was like nothing I’ve ever done before. The leaders were a blur against the treeline in the distance. How did they get that far ahead so quickly? I held my own, heart pounding and lungs burning. Crickey, I wish I was as young as some of these lads. A late surge to hold off an attack by the Norfolk runner who’d been on my shoulder most of the race. I was damn sure I wasn’t going to lose this hard fort battle for 237th place to him now, even if it killed me (which it nearly did)! As I peeled myself off the muddy grass in the finish area I looked around, there were probably about 100 people behind me. Some of these runners have parents younger than me, most won’t even remember Euro’96. Well, I thought, as my grimace morphed into a broad smile, not bad for a 41 year old – mission accomplished.
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Christ Church MORETON HALL This is the month when we think about Easter. Lent is coming to an end and all over the world the church celebrates the wonderful story of the Passion. The story of how Jesus came to Earth as a human being, did great miracles and gave amazing teaching about God the Father. How He was betrayed, cruelly treated, unfairly tried, beaten and flogged, and finally crucified. How He was laid in a stone tomb with the assumption that that was the end of His life and His ministry. Then the most extraordinary thing happened. The disciples came to the tomb and found it empty. Then they saw Him alive again, not just on one or two occasions, but frequently over a fifty day period and finally they saw Him ascend into heaven. More than that, God then returned in a new way by His Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. Christians believe that the resurrected Christ is in their hearts for evermore as a sure sign that one day they will go to heaven to be with Him. Easter is a fantastic time of celebration for two reasons. Firstly, it is a reminder to us all that God can triumph over anything and everything, including death. At the centre of the Christian faith, no matter what suffering, hardship, or difficulty we go through, we believe that God knows. We also know that He will bring us through it and, even if we die in the attempt at serving Him, He will give us a place in heaven. While most of the world is fascinated by longevity, the Christian knows that we will definitely die, but we go to an everlasting and glorious life with Christ. 82 | APRIL 2019
The second amazing thing about Easter is the sheer size of it. There is no other celebration on this planet which is universally rejoiced over as Easter. You find it in every nation, and on every continent, even in places as far away as Antarctica there will be people celebrating Easter. When you consider that one obscure Jewish Rabbi died an ignominious death in a city on the periphery of the Roman Empire, forgotten and unconsidered, yet this one man has had the most enormous legacy. There have been more books written about Him, more paintings painted of Him, more sermons preached on Him, more people’s lives affected by Him; whole nations have based their philosophy and laws upon His teaching, and today His book, the Bible, continues to be the bestselling book in any and every language across the entire planet. There is no one in history that has had quite as powerful an effect as He has. So this Easter, I hope you will realise the significance of Easter and most of all, realise this – the Easter faith is one that you can have. You too can meet the resurrected Christ in your heart. You can know Him as your friend, and follow Him as your Lord and ultimately, He will be your Saviour. Don’t miss out on this amazing truth – it’s yours!
With every good wish Yours sincerely,
Revd. Canon Jonathan Ford. Minister Christ Church Moreton Hall
FILM REVIEWS FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS PG
Reviewed by Sally Walters
This british comedy is based on a true story of the Fisherman’s Friends, who have sung shanties together for more than 25 years on the harbour of Port Isaac. It stars Danny Mays as a music exec city-slicker from London who finds himself in a Cornish village on a stag-do – and in a prank by his boss (Noel Clarke) attempts to sign James Purefoy’s shanty-singing seamen to their label. But upon getting to know the group of Cornish fishermen, their families and their community, he takes it upon himself to get them a record deal for real. It is a lovely film to go see on date night with the partner. No chick flickiness in sight! I watched this with the hubby and we laughed a lot, I cried a bit and we both just absolutely loved it, definitely worth a watch for sure!
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