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christmas lights What a great effort by residents of Kembold Close, almost every house in the close made an effort to light up and it was a delight to walk through the close. Well done to all concerned, driving around the estate there were some other well lit up houses too, so good to see people getting involved.

DOG FOUL

Sadly I have to start off the New Year with reminding people to clear up after their dogs, I have had so many complaints, even one from the footballers who use ten acre field complaining that they have to clear up the field before every game, however, it would also be nice if they cleared up their blue tape which is dangerous for dogs. So why not make a New Year resolution to respect our fields and wooded areas, clear up and bin your dog mess. Someone has kindly put a container by the gate with poo bags for your use for free!

THIEVES It would appear that we have had a spate of house and van break in’s in the weeks leading up to Christmas, a lady’s house on Raedwald drive had her patio door smashed in and money and jewellery stolen, several vans also broken into again with thieves Christmas shopping. Be careful and secure your home, lock sheds, patio doors, windows and leave nothing valuable in plain sight. A few years ago while I was canvassing I found four houses with the keys in the front doors including car keys!

Just to again wish you a very happy new year take care until next time. Frank Warby JANUARY 2019 | 11


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Moreton Hall News...

from Cllr Peter Thompson

Email: peter.thompson@stedsbc.gov.uk Mobile: 07810 868986

We Mayor or we Mayor not Firstly, Happy New Year! I hope we are all well fed after the holidays and raring to go for a successful 2019. You may have read that we are merging St. Edmundsbury Borough Council with Forest Heath this year. This will have some administrative effects on things such as chairing meetings, which is currently done by a mayor in St Eds. Now, the newly formed council in May currently will be run as a District Council and we have yet to decide on the mayoral status and what the civic leadership will look like. I’d be interested to know your views, if at all you you have a viewpoint (and apologies if you were one of the nice people I randomly stopped and asked in Sainsburys!). Please get in touch on the details below.

Taking Steps on Pavements More on the state of our pavements this month. As the County Council cannot seem to fund resurfacing of Moreton Hall pavements in a reasonable manner, we who serve on Borough/Town Councils have taken some steps to directly repair. I have previously sought some suggestions, which have been submitted, however, I fear the road is long on this issue. If you have any defects you would like to report, please get in touch and we will attempt to accelerate the process (as we did under the Orttewell Road bridge earlier this year).

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We have fixed the dates for our 2019 Committee Meetings and as always residents are welcome to attend. We meet on a Thursday at 7.30pm in the Community Centre. Thursday 10th January, Thursday 7th March, Thursday 9th May, Thursday 4th July, Thursday 5th September, Thursday 7th November. The Borough Council have announced the appointment of a pre-construction contractor to draw up plans and submit a planning application for the redevelopment of the Cornhill Post Office. They have appointed Barnes Construction as their preconstruction contractor to help with the build programme to minimise disruption and help the Council achieve ambitions for the site including dramatic improvements to Market Thoroughfare and St Andrews Street South.

The designs unveiled included keeping the historic Cornhill front, and redeveloping the rest of the site to provide a wider walkway at Market Thoroughfare. It will also create a new frontage on to St Andrews Street South which could trigger other owners to invest in improving this area, and also aims to deliver much needed housing. It would appear Suffolk is no nearer getting Government Approval for the introduction of Civic Parking Enforcement. Hopefully the Town Council will be successful in recruiting 2 PCSOS. A Happy New Year to all. Robert Houlton-Hart Secretary, MHRA E Mail secretarymhra@gmail.com Web https://moretonhallresidents. wordpress.com/ JANUARY 2019 | 15


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The Abbey of St Edmund Past, Present and Future

With the countdown on to 1000 years since the foundation of The Abbey of St Edmund in 2020, residents have the chance to discover more about its past, present and future. The Abbey of St Edmund Heritage Partnership is set to reveal the findings of two studies and ideas for the potential projects that may follow, at a one day conference next month.

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Christ Church MORETON HALL January is a time of new beginnings when many of us decide that we are going to try to make a better use of our lives this year. However, one of the things that cause us to pause is the brown envelope or unexpected email. They tell us that we have spent too much on Christmas than we should have done. Then we begin to realise that doing that exercise programme or keeping that promise is going to be a lot harder than we thought it was. It is at times such as this we need the inspiration of those who have gone before us. Anybody who achieved anything went through difficulty and disappointment and you can choose heroes from the sporting world, the artistic world, the political world, or the business world, they came through it all. As a nation we face a huge challenge this year as the realities of Brexit begin to dawn. At the time of writing I do not know if Theresa May’s government will survive very far into 2019 or indeed what the fate of the nation may be. However, I believe that she has done her best in an incredibly difficult situation without the full support of her party which she should have been able to rely on. Therefore, I want to commend her and our nation in prayer at this time. Perhaps the way forward is not so much to think about ourselves and what we are seeking to achieve but to think about our nation, our families, and our 82 | JANUARY 2019

communities and find a way of working together in harmony. Now is the time to end the bitterness and recriminations. Maybe the best New Year’s resolution for us all is to try to find a way to live together as we should and serve the common good. If we can persevere with that, rather than any personal ambition, I am sure the nation will be a better place and we will be better people. Like Theresa May, I have found my Christian faith a great source of strength in times of trial. This verse has helped me a great deal in recent months. It is our motto text for church this year. It is from Isaiah and says: You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Trust in the LORD forever…. for the LORD himself, is the Rock eternal. Is 26:3-4 I hope you find it a great help as you face this New Year which is full of both great uncertainty and great opportunities. Try to remember that in all this change, Jesus Christ never changes and His promises are never broken.

With every good wish for the Christmas season Yours sincerely, Revd. Canon Jonathan Ford. Minister Christ Church Moreton Hall


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January Services January Services 6th

8.30am Holy Communion 10.30am Family Service 6.30pm Open Space Service

13th 10.30am Morning Worship NO EVENING SERVICE 20th 10.30am Holy Communion 6.30pm Churches Together Service at Garland Street 27th 10.30am Morning Worship 6.30pm Open Space Service

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FILM REVIEWS MARY POPPINS Reviewed by Sally Walters

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When I first heard the film Mary Poppins had been made into a hollywood blockbuster, I was a little uncertain, thinking are they going to ruin my childhood memories of watching this film over and over again at Christmas with my sisters, mesmorised by the cartoon back effects clashing with real life characters, singing along to Dick Van Dykes over the top cockney accent, with enthusiasm and joy. My kids, who are now young adults never enjoyed the original as much as I did, which totally shocked me! So in the end I went along with a friend to watch this one, but after doing a little christmas shopping in the town to get me in the festive mood, because to me, Mary Poppins will always be a classic, christmas movie! Well, what can I say, with Emily Blunt playing Poppins, a more savvy and worldly wiser character than she was in the original, there are also a few more famous faces popping up in smallish roles, with Julie Walters, Angela Lansbury and the brilliant Meryl streep making her mark without overshadowing Blunt. Technology has move on leaps and bounds since we first tasted a spoonful of sugar, but the animation and special effects are kept simple, just a little slicker than before, retaining the innocence that was in that era. But the new songs, I really don’t think will be as memorable as our much-loved classics ‘Let’s go fly a kite’ and ‘Chim Chim Che-ee blah blah, you know the songs I am sure! In short, the new Mary Poppins Returns is still a solid, reliable family fare which will leave you smiling even if you are not really into a cheesy disney film. Though to me, you just cannot replace the original loved by us all who grew up in the 70s/80s era!

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Showcasing a new winter exhibition at As a year of events and exhibitions that celebrate the influence and legacies of women at National Trust places around the country comes to a close, visitors to Ickworth can discover a new winter trail around the estate, featuring new artworks of some of the most important women in its history. Suffolk artist John Williams has created a series of elusive, illusion-based interpretations of eight of the important women from throughout Ickworth’s history, and these artworks will be hung and displayed around the estate’s Albana Walk from 1 December to the end of February. John, who also volunteers at Ickworth, said: “Each artwork features examples of the legacy each woman left to us, from Geraldine Anson’s wide collection of silver fishes and fans, to Theodora, 4th Marchioness of Bristol’s influence in the decision to gift Ickworth to the National Trust, ensuring its conservation and protection.” “My use of illusions fit themselves to the fact that they, the women, have not only influenced and shaped 92 | JANUARY 2019

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the landscape or the house, but rather they are the landscape and everything we see today.” John is no stranger to Ickworth; he has spent the last two years volunteering as a Resident Sculptor, taking inspiration from Ickworth’s past and present to create wood carvings from old tree stumps, giving them a new lease of life and creating a legacy for the future. During December, these sculptures will be lit up in the early dusk, giving visitors an opportunity to see them in a new way. To mark the 2018 centenary of some women first winning the right to

vote, the National Trust has taken the opportunity to celebrate the women who helped shape and create many of the places it now cares for. Ickworth is one of many Trust places around the country to take part in the programme, called Women and Power, and this year visitors have been able to discover more about Theodora, the Fourth Marchioness of Bristol. Theodora is widely credited with launching and leading on a programme of modernising and enhancing the building, including greatly improving the living conditions of servants there at the time.

Visit Ickworth this winter to discover this new exhibition and uncover those untold stories. For more information please visit nationaltrust.org.uk/Ickworth.


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Stephen John Salon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 700100 PT Joe Personal Trainer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07917 714557 Rachels Mobile Hairdressing. . . . . . . . . . 01359 233371 Bury Osteopaths. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 769153 Slimming World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelly 01842 824980 Just Hair Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 232007 Best Foot Forward Chiropodists. . . . 01284 753563 Self Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 769090

dance

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Suffolk Age UK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 757740 The Flight Lab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.theflightlab.co.uk

Time for You Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 258991 Granite Transformations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01473 851360 Decorating & Fencing by D. Perrin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 615345 or 07930 976824 D J Evans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 754132 Richard Dilley Architecture . . . . . . . . . 01284 330248 Target Carpet Cleaning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07900 833190

home furnishings Hartwell Blinds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 753310

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Amplify Design & Print. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 765092

Taylor Engall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 725800 Castle Mortgages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 254042 All Homes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 234444

motoring

business services

print

& design

Auto Park MOT & Service Centre. . 01284 706888 Premier Bodyworks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 755558 John Banks Group. . . . . . . 01284 545130 or 545864

garden

& landscape

Bluestone Paving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 716405 Archley Driveways & Landscape Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 724486 Stuart Langston Arboricultural Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 760107 Paul’s Garden Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 723625

building

& maintenance

Frames Conservatories Direct. . . . . 01284 799586 MAS Building & Maintenance. . . . . . . 07595 426757 Windows, Doors & Conservatory Advisory Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 615653 Window & Door Repair Centre. . . . . . 01284 615653 The Naked Builder Carpentry & Building . . . . 01284 811111 Higham Forge & Fabrications . . . . . . . 01284 810810 Martyn Webb Plumbing Services. . . 01284 852554 Fix A Leak Plumbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01842 763165 MA Smith Tiling . . 07899 890765 or 07887 754114 Pete Austin Electricians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 747284 Oven Clean. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 259818 Stewart Bracey Painter & Decorator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07778 477159 or 01284 701395

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Rudlings Wakelam Solicitors . . . . . . . . 01284 715665 Gage Computer Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 764574 Simply Secure Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 750019 The Post Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 769841 Whiting Partners Accountants . . . . . . . 01284 752313

food

& drink

Orissa Indian Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 719116 Slates Restaurant & Carvery. . . . . . . . . 01284 704231 Thomas Ridley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 270536 Infusions Ice Cook School. . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 270102

pet services Moreton Hall Vets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 747000 Eastgate Veterinary Group. . . . . . . . . . . 01284 753961 4 Paws Dog Grooming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07776 413564

sports

& social clubs

Pot Black Sports Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 704231 Bury Golf Range & Golf Store . . . . . . . 01284 723894 Moreton Hall Community Centre . . 01284 763405 Moreton Hall Health Club. . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 704232 Skyliner Gym. . . . . . . . . . www.acleisure.com/skyliner Bury Town Football Club. . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 799466

travel consultants Not Just Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07450 402241


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