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DOG FOULING

I must congratulate those dog owners who have been clearing up after their dogs, there has been a remarkable difference lately with the amount of foul left lying around, however there are certain people still thinking that there is a Poo fairy out there who will clear up after their dogs, one in particular who gets out early in the morning and lets their dog foul opposite the bus shelter on Symonds road you will get caught and there is an £80 fine waiting for you.

Youth Club Now that we have the brighter nights the club is picking up, the kids are outside playing football and other games, not so many on their IPhone’s or X Boxes, there has been a request for us to change the night but is seems whatever night we choose it conflicts with other events, so we will stick to Tuesday night. Don’t forget the Suffolk Library, Moreton Hall which will be in the club every Tuesday 10:30am until 1:30pm. Lots going on so come along and support it.

Vandalism

Sadly, once again the estate has a return of idiotic vandalism from disfiguring election posters to the dangerous act of breaking beer bottles on the football field, kicking down fences and general anti-social behaviour, why, when they have had a few beers can’t they just go home peacefully and respect other people’s property, it’s not just the damage but the cost of repairs or replacing the damaged property. Please if any of you see idiots damaging property contact the police on 101 the nonemergency number report it. Let’s stop the mindless vandalism and make our estate safe for all concerned. Respect for every ones property. While I am on the subject of property, you may have read that over the past three weeks several villages have been hit by burglaries, in one case a shotgun and a laptop was taken from one house. These burglaries have taken place during daylight hours so make sure your house is secure when you go out windows closed and sheds locked. On the estate one lady has had three cycles stolen from her back garden, again, secure everything in your garden.

That’s it until next time take care, Frank Warby JUNE 2017 | 11


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Moreton Hall News...

from Cllr Peter Thompson

Hey, Prestoe!

Last month, I was invited along for a one-on-one with Andy Prestoe, Head of our new high school Sybil Andrews. Having been there during the building phase and not knowing what to expect, I can honestly say that it is a very impressive facility. In just a few short months the team has built an amazing community spirit between the teaching staff and pupils. As we saw when Sybil Andrews used the old St James’s Middle buildings in their first term, it isn’t the box they teach in that makes the school, it is the people who occupy it and this was evident in the brilliant work on show in every room. I must admit, however, that I also had an ulterior motive for visiting. Sybil Andrews is administered by the Samuel Ward Academy Trust. This means that rather than the local authority or a church group running the finances and operations, it is an academy. We do have some choices as to how Sebert Wood and Abbots Green primarys are run moving forwards, so I took the chance to grill Andy on his experiences. I’ll be taking this vital information back to Sebert Wood at our next governor’s meeting. Please get in touch if you have any comments or questions on local schooling at peter.thompson@ stedsbc.gov.uk. 14 | JUNE 2017

ASBO -

Anti-Social Bench Organisation Some members of the community met this month to discuss the “pod” bench at the community centre field. Recently, late drinking has been having an impact with local vandalism, including broken glass on the football field where kids play. Whilst some want the area taken away, we felt there should be places where our young people can be welcome and without wanting to push them elsewhere, we have decided to spruce the area up instead. Frank and I will be paying for some works and the bushes have already been trimmed to make the area safer. I hope those who use the space on Friday and Saturday nights can respect the place or even get involved themselves.

A VOTE OF THANKS

I really don’t want to use this article space for politicking, so I’ll just extend my thanks to all those who helped me during the recent County election. You know who you are and I am in your debt.


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Trevor Beckwith was re-elected as the County Councillor for Eastgate and Moreton Hall Wards at the County Council elections on the 4th May. The Votes cast were as follows: Trevor Beckwith Independent 1,050 Votes Pete Thompson Conservative 924 Votes Elle Zwandahl Labour 308 Votes Chris Lale Liberal Democrat 255 Votes Congratulation to Councillor Trevor Beckwith on his re-election and it is nice to see a choice of candidates from across the political divide seeking to represent the area. Unfortunately, the McDonalds saga continues. We understand the recommendation was for refusal but comments are still awaited on the McDonalds traffic assessment and an extension of time has been agreed till mid-June. MHRA feel this is a totally inappropriate location and strongly oppose the application. MHRA are having a stall at the Abbotts Green Summer Fayre on Saturday 24th June and as always are happy to take up matters of concern on behalf of all residents. Cliff Hind and I were invited to meet with the Strategic Business Manager and the Junior Road Safety Officers at Abbots Green School where the pupils who were the Junior Road Safety Officers explained how they encouraged parents and visitors to park safely and their use of coloured stickers to praise, tell off or encourage better parking by all concerned. Parking is difficult in some areas particularly around Abbots Green and Sebert Wood so please park considerately and do not block other people’s access or park on verges. We have had a complaint about the amount of dog fouling in Natterers Wood. Please make sure you clean up after your dog wherever you are on the estate especially if walking through Natterers Wood and deposit the waste in the dog waste bin.

a merger between St Edmundsbury Borough Council with Forest Heath District Council. They work together as West Suffolk Council with one Chief Executive and one set of officers so why the need to merge at all? Will it mean fewer councillors representing a larger area? Will it remove local knowledge? Will it involve members voting on subjects or proposals where they don’t know the local area and personalities involved? Most important will it cost us all more in Council Tax?? Is politicisation of local government a good thing? Is the current cabinet system a good thing where decisions are taken by the few? Cabinet Papers will have been published by the time this article appears. There is a joint meeting at the end of May to consider a scoping paper and a council discussion of a business case in Mid-June to decide what to do. There is an engagement period proposed between mid-June and the end of July. If the decision is to become one council then the approval of the Secretary of State has to be obtained and if approved then there would be elections for the new council; in May 2019 when elections would be due anyway under the current system. The likelihood is there will be ward boundary changes as well which would involve further consultation. Let your 3 Borough Councillors for Moreton Hall Ward on St Edmundsbury Borough Council have your views and thoughts. Robert Houlton-Hart Secretary Moreton Hall Residents Association Email secretarymhra@gmail.com

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Pauls jobs for the month General Maintenance

annuals such as cosmos, tagetes and zinnias n Use your hoe regularly to get on top of the annual weeds which seem to n Euphorbia flower heads can be cut back after flowering, spring up overnight! remember to wear gloves as n Look for aphids on the underside of they will excrete a milky sap that leaves - rub them off by hand can burn the skin n You can safely hang your baskets of n Deadhead rhododendrons flowers now all risk of frost is over. n Lift and separate overcrowded hostas and spring bulbs

Lawn Maintenance

n Lawns should be growing fast and will need cutting at least every 2 weeks. Trim the edges for a neat finish.

Flower Garden n Deadhead roses regularly by snapping of the heads just below the bloom this is thought to encourage more blooms n Look out for signs of Rose Blackspot. This is a fungal problem - it is best to remove all of these leaves by hand or spray with a fungicide n Fill gaps in your borders with

Vegetable and Fruit Garden n Remember to remove side shoots from tomatoes. If you don’t energy will be wasted in foliage growth rather than the fruit. n Sow outdoors: Beetroot, carrots, courgettes, French beans, lettuce, marrow, pak choi, peas, pumpkins, radish, runner beans, salad leaves, sweetcorn and turnips. n Your runner beans will need some support. I usually put in a couple of rows 2ft apart. I like

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to use 8ft tall bamboo canes and bend these into the centre to form an A frame. I also tie in additional canes along the length of the canes about 2 ft off the ground to give the framework more solidity and give the beans more chance to climb. n Keep rows of onions well watered if it is dry n Earth up potatoes n If you have apple trees you will notice the June drop when small apples will naturally fall from a cluster. However you can improve the quality and size of your apples by removing more.

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Rougham Control Tower Aviation Museum International Location and Our Past How emotional can you become over history? At the Control Tower we are seeing more visitors who have very personal links to the airfield. This last month has seen relatives; supporters and veterans come to the museum from all parts of the globe. Locally, regionally, nationally and Internationally – Moreton Hall to Las Vegas!! Family groups, touring parties and personal appointments have brought relatives with real stories of how the airfield affected their fathers or grandfathers. We had the honour of receiving all these visitors and we have more coming in the next few weeks. Our program for the year is expanding. New dates have been added from ‘corporate evenings’ to another ‘Fly-In’ (see below) Our public meetings on the last Tuesday of the month will now have a speaker bringing personal memories of the airfield or interesting related topics. This month, 30th May, will be Mr. Gerry Travers with ‘Rougham, the Americans and Me’, his personal recollections of the airfield and more. For our latest information we now have a new web site www.rctam94th.co.uk. Our e-mail is info@rctam94th.co.uk so please look at our pages and use this new contact. We also have a mobile telephone where messages can be left – we can call you back. 07931 971771 We still have a request for assistance: Our three ‘asks. 1) Can you please give any time to help at the museum – we have a list of ‘posts’ volunteering – making and serving tea/coffee (and cake), making cakes, behind the scenes jobs etc? 2) We are having a ‘Mega Draw’ for the 25th celebration year. 25 major and 25 minor prizes – can you please donate a prize? 3) Our main event of the year ‘Echoes of the Past’ will be on Sunday August 6th. If you have a ‘trade stand’, craft stall, military vehicle, classic car or other ‘fundraiser’ and would like to be involved please contact us. (Places limited so please get in touch soon). 68 | JUNE 2017

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We are indebted to all our supporters for the help they provide, be it in services or financial sponsorship. We have an open membership window so please come and join us, either as an individual or corporately. Our access is via Rougham Tower Avenue – past the Sybil Andrews Academy from the Moreton Hall Estate. The road will be open within the next few weeks but access from the Rougham Industrial estate is now closed. Please refer to the local press and our website for current information. OUR DIARY - Please note Fly-In days are subject to the weather conditions. Open – Sundays April 10am – 4pm till 29th October. We are able to offer additional dates and times by appointment. Now FIVE main dates - in conjunction with the Airfield (supported by Rougham Estates) and Skyward Flight Training: JUST ADDED. Saturday 3rd June (and possibly Sunday 4th as a spare weather day). Vintage Piper Aircraft Club – Fly-In. Look to the skies for a few older aircraft. Wednesday 21st June (Longest Day) Airfield FlyIn - Museum open. Suffolk County Day In Conjunction with Radio Suffolk’s Initiative. Sunday 6th August – Museum ‘Echoes of the Past’ This is our main 25th Celebration and will also include an Airfield Fly-In Sunday 17th September – Fly-In ‘Piper Type’ aircraft with the Museum open. For further information please contact us at info@rctam94th.co.uk


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Marquess of Bristol was elected the first president of the Suffolk Sheep Society, which still exists today. The 3rd Marquess was the uncle of the 4th Marquess, who Taking place over the weekend transformed Ickworth into of June 3 and 4, this year marks the Italianate-style vision we see today. The 3rd Marquess the fourth Wool Fair event at was an MP for Suffolk and the National Trust’s Ickworth and celebrates the long history supporter of local estate farming. His wife Geraldine of sheep rearing at the estate as well as showcasing how the Anson collected the silver fish and fans that are in the House, Trust cares for its flocks today. and the couple both were Having its own flock of sheep instrumental in decorating has been part of Ickworth’s the Pompeian room in history for more than 70 years, dedication to Earl Bishop. and the history of the Suffolk The 3rd Marquess also won Sheep breed has been linked many prizes including for his to Ickworth since the early Suffolk black-faced sheep from nineteenth century. 1883 to 1886, some of which On June 22 1886 Frederick Ickworth still has in storage William John Hervey, the 3rd today.

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