HEALTH + BEAUTY
FOOD + DRINK
Directory MAY 2018 issue 160
WHAT’S ON in Bury St Edmunds
Recipes CROSSWORD Competition
PART OF THE BURY ST EDMUNDS DIRECTORIES
HOME + LIFESTYLE
Has your property price taken off?
Our gift to you Take advantage of our Special All Inclusive Selling Fee of
Terms and conditions apply
Call us now, for your valuation
17 Hatter Street, Bury St. Edmunds Suffolk IP33 1NE
12 | DECEMBER 2015
HOME + LIFESTYLE
LOCAL NEWS 10 14 18
NEWS IN THE AREA RESIDENTS NEWS WOODLANDS WAY
HEALTH & BEAUTY 22 24
LYMPHOEDEMA SUPPORT THE 19TH HOLE
FOOD & DRINK 26 AFTERNOON TEA 30/34 RECIPE 37 RESTAURANT VOUCHERS
Recipe of the month
HOME & LIFESTYLE 12/13 COMMUNITY CENTRE NEWS 42 ANDREW SOUTHWOOD 45 SALE PAGE 46 CROSSWORD COMPETITION 50 MEET MOLLY 57 CRAFTY CORNER 62 PAULS GARDENING 72 SPRING FASHION 82 CHURCH 84 WHATâ€™S ON LISTINGS 86 CINEMA LISTINGS & REVIEWS 93 DIRECTORY NUMBERS 94 CALENDAR
Recipe of the month Go to Page 34 for this months Recipe: SPRING VEGETABLE RISOTTO thomasridley.co.uk
AWNINGS The perfect solution to outdoor living
ORDER NOW FOR INSTALLATION IN TIME FOR SPRING/ SUMMER
• Free no obligation quotations • Free measuring and fitting • Friendly, local company (no agents)
• Over 25 years experience • Guaranteed for 2 years
VISIT ONE OF OUR SHOWROOMS 79 Northgate Street Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP33 1JD T: 01284 753310
12 High Street Newmarket Suffolk CB8 8LB T: 01638 665656
Hartwell BLIND COMPANY LTD
WELCOME TO THE
Hello and welcome to the May issue! The sun is out whilst I write this, happy days! Now the panic sets in, what to wear! On pages 72-73 we have some lovely spring fashion to get you started on the new wardrobe, we are loving the yellow’s this season! On page 34 we have another recipe to get you in the mood for the lighter evenings, and some alfresco dining. We have lots going on throughout May in Bury, so have a look through and enjoy getting out and about. Our crossword competition on page 46 gives you a chance to win 4 Yoga classes with one of our new advertisers, Serenity Yoga Bury. Have a lovely bank holiday and we will see you in June, yikes! where is this year going? Soon be Chr......... No, I can’t bring myself to say it out loud!
Last months lucky crossword winner of FAMILY CINEMA TICKET TO SEE A FILM AT CINEWORLD was Ros Lilley from Bury St. Edmunds, well done! This month there is a chance to win 4 x Yoga Classes with Serinity Yoga Suffolk, go to page 46 for the crossword. Last Months answers: ACROSS 1. Involuntary 9. Eider 10. Two 11. Apron 12. Sudan 13. Motorist 16. Ceilings 18. Tabby 21. Scale 22. Rut 23. Douse 24. Philosophers DOWN 2. Narrate 3. Openers 4. Undoes 5. Turns 6. Rated 7. Fragmentary 8. Connoisseurs 14. Close Up 15. Andante 17. Ensues 19. Botch 20. Yodel
GEMMA PROCTER, editor
Find us on Facebook & Twitter: Moreton Hall Directory
Advertising/copy deadline for June 2018 issue: Friday 18th May
meet the team...
Keep up with all the latest news for your area every day at www.burystedmundsdirectories.co.uk Publisher: Amplify Design & Print Design & Artwork: www.amplifydesign.co.uk Bury St Edmunds Directories, Unit 11, Barton Road Retail Park, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP32 7BE
A M P L I F Y.
DESIGN & PRINT
Telephone: 01284 765092 Email: email@example.com While all reasonable care is taken to ensure the accuracy of information included in the Bury St Edmunds Directories, the publishers take no responsibility for the accuracy of statements made by contributors or advertisers, or for loss arising from non-publication or misprint of any advertisement. The opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the editor. Reproduction, in whole or in part, without the written permission of the publisher is strictly prohibited. Design and compilation copyright 2018 © Jeremy Procter, Director, The Bury St Edmunds Directories.
MAY 2018 | 05
boutique • hair • body • beauty
SJ STEPHEN JOHN
Spring Offers Receive 20% OFF any Beauty Treatment booked with either Nicole, Claire or Tasha. With every hair appointment booked in May over the value of £30, will receive 50% OFF any of our Beauty Treatments.
FREE PARKING FREE wifi
lawson place | bury st edmunds | suffolk | IP32 7EW
Bluestone Paving Bluestone Paving & Decking specialise in producing beautiful Patios, Driveways and Sundecks to the highest standards
Call for a Free Quotation
01284 716405 or 07766 001125 www.bluestone-paving.co.uk
PATIOS | DRIVEWAYS | PATHWAYS | DECKING | FENCING
BEAUTY SALON BASED ON MORETON HALL
Levette’s Beauty A brand new, comfortable salon with FREE parking… right on your doorstep on Moreton Hall. • • • • • •
Let Ovenclean take care of it! Tel: 01359 259818
or visit www.ovenclean.com to find your local specialist
*NEW* Eyelash Extensions Gel Polish Eyelash and brow tinting OPI manicures & pedicures Waxing Dermalogica facials
Text or call now to enquire about prices or to book an appointment:
07799 304864 Or visit the website to find out more:
www.levettesbeauty.co.uk MAY 2018 | 07
MONDAYS Southgate Community Centre @ 5.30pm & 7.30pm Tel: Kelly 07792 603204 Village Hall, Fornham St Martin @ 5.30pm & 7.30pm Tel: Jason 07525 738901 TUESDAYS Newbury Community Centre @ 5.30pm & 7.30pm Tel: Shani 01842 820001 St Edmundsbury CEVA Primary School @ 7.30pm Tel: Laura 07572 880289 WEDNESDAYS Ixworth Village Hall @ 9.30am & 11.30am Tel: Carla 07900 810636 Westbury Centre, Oliver Road @ 9.30am, 11.30am, 5.30pm & 7.30pm Tel: Alex 07703 773136 New Green Centre, Thurston @ 3.00pm, 5.00pm & 7.00pm Tel: Shani 01842 820001 THURSDAYS Moreton Hall Community Centre @ 9.30am, 11.30am, 5.30pm & 7.30pm Tel: Kelly 07792 603204 Westbury Centre, Oliver Road @ 5.30pm & 7.30pm Alex 07703 773136 FRIDAYS Southgate Community Centre @ 9.30am & 11.30am Tel: Susan 01284 701118 SATURDAYS Sybil Andrews Academy, Moreton Hall @ 8.30am & 10.30am Tel: Kelly 07792 603204
0344 897 8000
footforward BEAUTY THERAPY & MASSAGE
happy feet for all the family Qualified Chiropodist/Podiatrist Mount farm Surgery, Lawson Place, Moreton Hall, IP32 7EW. Monday–Thursday 9am to 5pm
Caroline Barwick-Walters MInstChP (HPC 20355) T:
01284 753563 best
& Nail Bar Book your
MERE FARM LANE, appointment PAKENHAM ROAD, now! GREAT BARTON, IP31 2PH
★ Avoid the town traffic! ★ Ample parking not ★ Appointments always necessary
OPENING HOURS: Tuesday 9am – 5pm Wednesday 9am – 5pm Thursday 9am – 5pm Friday 9am – 7pm Saturday 8.30am – 4 pm
To book call us on: 01359 232007 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.just-hair.biz
Pamper yourself with a bespoke massage. Relax in a peaceful environment
• • • •
Waxing Makeup Manicures Pedicures
• • • •
Tinting Lashes Facials Swedish Body & Indian Head Massage
5 Bourne avenue, Bury St Edmunds IP32 7AW
Do you look after a Partner, Relative, Friend or Neighbour? Do you feel isolated or need someone to listen?
You’re not alone. We can help. We offer a range of free services, information and advice to anyone, of any age, who is looking after someone with an illness, disability or age related condition, who could not manage alone. Suffolk Family Carers GP Advisor, Tracy Alexander, will be at MOUNT FARM GP SURGERY on the 1st Thursday of every month, to provide information, guidance and emotional support.
Telephone: 01473 835407 Email: email@example.com
MAY 2018 | 9
Brought to you by Councillor Frank Warby
Contact Frank on 07818 455472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
APRIL MADNESS Was there something in the April air that caused idiots to smash down young sapling trees, pull down road signs walk all over the freesias and crocuses, and damage three bus shelters on Bedingfield Way and one on Symonds Road? We have some beautiful lines of flowers growing along our roads, why spoil them by walking all over them?
We have noticed the increase in the number of works van on our estate is increasing, this perhaps is due to a lot more people being self-employed and needing a van, this however leads to parking issues as most vans take up two parking spaces so the van plus their private car means three spaces. Tension arises when home owners cannot park outside their house due to vans being parked there. I believe there is a law stating that no commercial vehicles should be parked on the road, it is a very difficult problem to overcome, the best way to deal with it is for van owners to park with care and consideration for others. Still on the subject of vans, I have had reports of someone attempting to break into vans a few weeks, one person posted on facebook a picture taken of a drilled hole in his van where someone tried to break in. Keep your eyes out and report any strangers. 10 | MAY 2018
Money Time I made mention last month of the new locality monies available, the last three cheques were paid out in April for the requests I have had. I gave £1,000 to the pre-school for an interactive white board, that along with £1,000 from Councillor Patsy Warby means they can buy the white board. I gave £1,500 to the adult learning centre to help them with new equipment and repairs to their centre, the last £1,500 went to the Youth Club to help pay for the new tarmac basketball area at the club. The new money is now available for 2018 so you know what to do if you have a project or you run a club and need funding to help your club projects, just contact your councillors and put in a bid.
Sadly, we are seeing a return of vandalism and anti-social behaviour back on our estate, two weeks ago some fools thought it might be fun to smash beer bottles along the roads where children and dog walkers walk, making it very dangerous as there was shredded glass everywhere, thanks to a lady called Linda for clearing it up, there is no need for this behaviour. We had a litter pick at the beginning of March and with the help of some police cadets we collected 20 bags of litter, another pick was carried out two weeks later, up and around the new school supported by our MP Jo Churchill. Very well done to both groups who gave up their time to help. There is also concerns about someone letting car tyres down in the car park outside the community centre, I have had a report that three cars had their tyres let down and two cars had it done twice, if anyone sees people interfering with cars please report them!
I must congratulate the Moreton Hall Residents Association on their efforts to sort out the awful traffic problems we have on our estate, they have written to Suffolk County Council supported by your local councillors on your behalf requesting a meeting with the officer in charge of highways Mr Finch, but he declined to meet with us as did the portfolio holder. The amount of GHVs 16 wheelers surging along Lady Miriam Way and along the roundabout at John Banks is getting worse and I believe there was an accident there two weeks ago. Something has to be done and soon. We have weight restrictions and speed signs all over the estate but who is responsible for enforcing them? We will have a lot more on this I am sure, the new road has made no difference to prevent the traffic using the estate to get to the A14. All your councillors are involved in trying to get this problem sorted.
Here we go again, I have had numerous emails and phone calls regarding dog fouling people are still not clearing up after their dogs, one lady took her daughter to a play area but found it covered in dog foul so she had to take her child home, this is not good enough in this day and age there are plenty of dog/ litter bins around the estate please use them in any case dogs are not allowed in or on any play areas. Please use the bins provided or risk a hefty fine, if any of you see anyone failing to clear up after their dog report them. Dogs on or off leads, again I have had an email from a lady complaining about dogs off leads and not under control if your dog is not controllable off its lead then keep it on its lead.
Thatâ€™s all for now, until next time take care, Frank Warby MAY 2018 | 11
Moreton Hall Community Centre
What’s going on in MAY Tuesday 8th & 22nd May
Moreton Hall 8pm BINGO Community Centre
8th July @ 2-4pm HALL FOR HIRE All at very competitive prices! l Children’s Parties l Wedding Receptions l Private Functions l Conference Facilities l In-house Catering Available
Give Kerrie a call on
01284 763402 Office Hours: 9.00am–3.00pm
FAMILY BOUNCY GAMES CASTLE
et!!! Be prepared to get w
ALL PREMIERSHIP FOOTBALL SHOWN ON THE BIG SCREEN LIVE. WE HAVE SKY AND BT SPORTS
Bar Telephone 01284 763405 follow us on: www.moretonhallcommunitycentre.co.uk e Memberships available! non-members are welcom JOIN NOW!
12 | MAY 2018
Sunday 17th June
Fathers Day BURY CONCERT BAND
BEER PROMO ALL WELCOME!
Community Centre MAY 2018 | 13
Moreton Hall News...
from Cllr Peter Thompson
Email: email@example.com Mobile: 07810 868986
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE Hot Pot Lots to talk about this month. We have had a huge response lately regarding inconsiderate parking all over Moreton Hall, especially around Lawton Place. Please think of our vulnerable residents and those with wheelchairs and pushchairs who often can’t negotiate pavements. Also, there’s been some blocking of disabled spaces.
SLOW PATROL Soft Play We have had our speed indicator device set up on Bedingfeld Way this month. Data may be available soon from it to give an indication of speed. We have had a bad traffic accident on Skyliner Way a couple of weeks ago where someone was hurt and we have had near misses on Orttewell Road, Symonds Road and Mount Road. Please be vigilant as a pedestrian and please slow down a bit if you’re driving.
The new park at Heldhaw may well be open as you read this. The Borough has only been waiting for the ground to harden and the grass to take as it’s quite squidgy after the groundworks. As soon as the weather has a dry spell we will be able to use it.
There have been several bus shelters smashed in our area lately. It takes time and money to repair something so pointless. We have also had reports of anti-social behaviour in the woods near John Banks with beer cans and litter being left behind. If you know who is doing this, please have a word.
Last edition, I spoke about potholes and especially the big one under the railway bridge. I’m pleased to say this was reported by at least 8 different individuals and the noise produced a speedy result. Please continue to report problems and let’s harangue the County Council into pushing us up the list for remedial works to our roads.
Peter.firstname.lastname@example.org - 07810 868986 14 | MAY 2018
As I sit composing this article, spring does not seem to have arrived, so the issues that concern the residents of Moreton Hall seem all the more important, when viewed through the constant rain and mist.
Dog Fouling We have all read articles on this subject by other contributors to the MHD, and have to remind all dog owners that it is your responsibility to clear up after your pet, using the well-publicised procedures and facilities. We all appreciate the work involved when canine excreta is bought into the house accidently. There is also the risk from infection to children playing on grass that has been fouled. Some owners think it is satisfactory to allow their dog to foul areas of grass such as verges without the need to clear it up. It is not. Could I ask all dog owners or dog walkers in Moreton Hall to obey the rules and report those who do not clean up. Here is a link to the Borough Council to report any related incident :https://customer.westsuffolk.gov.uk/Pages/ Litteranddogfouling.aspx
Pot Holes and Pavements As we are all aware the pot hole situation is nationwide and is getting worse. It is now in the same state as Portugal in 1974 where there was nothing strange in veering from one side of the road to the other to avoid them. Please use the Suffolk County Council web site to report them or contact Councillors Trevor Beckwith, Peter Thompson or Frank Warby who will pass on the information There have been reports in the local press that Bury Town Council has raised its precept to pay for pavement and pot hole repairs. This is not so. The Town Council is proposing to deal with pavement repairs which fall outside the criteria used by the County Council, but are still viable hazards. It is
proposed that the present Town Council Planning Committee decide each repair on a case by case basis evaluating need and merit. Under no circumstances will work be confined only to the town centre.
Parking I can now confirm that the planned move to allow the Borough Council to take over on street parking from the police will now not take place as I am told â€œtoo much time is being taken up in Parliament with Brexitâ€? So, illegal parking on highways is still the responsibility of our overstretched police, who I am sure you will agree are better served dealing with crimes that have a far greater impact on our lives. This said, I urge all drivers to park legally and safely, that means, not on the pavements or verges, or across drives, not on double yellow lines and do not leave your engine running. Please try to think of all road and pavement users and not just yourselves.
Traffic We have written to Jane Storey County Council Cabinet member for transport, asking her to explain why the link/relief road is under used, when we were told during consultations on Vision 2031 and at other times, that construction of this road would solve the congestion problems at the Sainsbury roundabout. We have also asked her to explain why there has been a dramatic increase in the number of HGVâ€™s using Orrtewell Road. We would welcome your views on these items and any other issues you may have. Contact email@example.com Or attend our next committee meeting on May 10th 2018 @ 19 30 in the Community Centre Cliff Hind Chairman MHRA firstname.lastname@example.org MAY 2018 | 15
After months of planning and keeping it secret, we are THRILLED to finally be able to announce to you our latest event. Coming to Bury St Edmunds on the 1st September is…drum roll please…My WiSH Charity’s Soapbox Challenge! If you loved the good old days of building go-karts with your mates out of old prams and crates, then this is definitely the challenge for you. We are looking for twenty teams to design and build their own carts, which can be as creative as you wish (there is a prize for best soapbox, so go big!). You will then get the chance to race them down Mount Road in Bury St Edmunds in a bid to be crowned Soapbox Champion. We will also be installing a ramp and chicane to make your journey down a little more fun! It’s not just all about the race though. We want costumes, dancing, team colours and company logos…the bigger, brighter and wackier the better. As already mentioned, there is a prize for best soapbox, but you can also grab yourself a trophy for best presentation and fastest time. If launching yourself down a hill isn’t your cup of tea, then why not come along and spectate instead. We have coffee and icecream stalls available, or you could bring along a picnic and enjoy a fun day out. Teams are being asked for a minimum donation of £250 but we hope you will raise more money alongside as all money raised will be going to our Every Heart Matters
appeal. If you need help with fundraising this then please download our fundraising pack which you will find on our website. As with any event there are rules and regulations which you can find a copy of on our website, along with registration forms and soapbox necessities. If you are interested in taking part in what promises to be an absolutely incredible day then please get in contact by emailing email@example.com, or calling on 01284 713466. Or check out the website for all the details at www.mywishcharity. co.uk. Make sure your quick, as it is first come first served. We really hope you are as excited about this as us, we can’t wait! Go wild, go wacky, be creative but most importantly have FUN!
charity Supporting West Suffolk Hospital Registered Charity No. 1049223
If you have any questions about fundraising, any of the events mentioned above or how you can help the hospital, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01284 712952
16 | MAY 2018
Litter in the woods
he woods are a beautiful place every time of year. Whether it’s seeing the blossom on the trees in spring, or the rainbows of colourful leaves in Autumn, the woods are a great place to be. But this stunning landscape is being ruined by bits of rubbish being thrown in the bushes and on the ground. Litter is an increasing problem in our local woods and it’s a problem that needs to be solved. Last month, I went litter picking in various Woodland Ways’ sites and was shocked by what I found. Cans and bottles, packets and wrappers, every where there was something that had carelessly been strewn around natural sites and habitats. Even in places not so far from bins, there was litter. It’s dominating our most natural, local places and affecting the environment more than you might think. It is the wildlife who sadly suffer most from our littering. Plastic bags can suffocate
small animals, cans can trap animals looking for food, and glass can injure wildlife in their own habitats. However, it is not just the wildlife being affected; it is our own acts of carelessness that affect ourselves and each other. Litter is full of bacteria and is a threat to public health in more severe cases. It looks disgusting and smells bad too. Is this really what we want our natural sites to look like? If nothing is done, it will look worse for future generations. Litter is unacceptable and should be stopped. During my litter pick, we filled over half a bin bag of litter, and that wasn’t even covering all Woodland Ways’ sites. I encourage all of you to take a walk down your nearest woods and see just how much of the peaceful landscape is being dominated by litter. by Aimee Hartley
Join us at Woodland Ways...
Why not join in with a Woodland Ways work party to help improve the Moreton Hall woods? No experience is needed and all are welcome; we’ll show you what to do. For more information please see www.woodlandways.org.uk, see the Woodland Ways noticeboard in the Community Centre, contact Nick Sibbett on 01284 723847 or email email@example.com. Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook @NatterersWood @nattererswood or Woodland Ways MAY 2018
If you think Sports Therapy isnâ€™t for you...
HEALTH & BEAUTY
... think again
Sports Therapy can assist in a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries
| Rehabilitation | Sports Injury | Treatment | Management | | Prevention | Improvement | Performance | Experience of a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries, and offering a wide range of treatment options tailored specifically for you. Our aim: Reducing the risk of injury, recognition and evaluation, management, evidence-based treatment, rehabilitation exercises so that you can return back to play, continue with your profession and continue to do your everyday tasks pain-free, functionally stronger and with confidence.
Bury St Edmunds Osteopaths Ltd The Barn, Lawson Place, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP32 7EW T: 01284 769153 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.buryosteopaths.co.uk
HEALTH & BEAUTY
BURY ST EDMUNDS CROQUET CLUB Victory Sports Ground | Nowton Road
Our speaker for April was Rodney Tibbs, who gave a presentation on “Gardens Then & Now”. His talk started with how gardens were set up in ancient times. Evidence has been found in archaeological discoveries all over the world. We think that rectangular beds are a recent method of gardening but there is proof in paintings and drawings that their popularity goes back many centuries. It all started with hedges, watering, digging and growing plants under glass and the different tools and equipment that have evolved in managing to grow things. We have all heard of Capability Brown, who designed over 170 parks in the 18th century. The examples of paintings and illustrations Rodney showed us depicted how gardens changed over time and each one had a story. In Victorian Times they liked to eat and listen to music in the garden, just like we do now. Some pictures had us laughing at what other antics happened in the garden. We can still enjoy historic gardens like Kew, founded in 1840 and Lambeth Palace Garden, founded in 1197. Bringing us up to date is The Eden Project that is very modern. Moreton Hall WI meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at the Community Centre, 7:30 pm. The first meeting is free. It is our Annual Meeting on 2 May. Any enquiries to 01284 704043.
Gloria Hollins PRESS SECRETARY
20 | MAY 2018
Would you like to play Croquet? May has arrived and with it, we hope, some bright sunny days. Croquet players will be dusting off their mallets to get in some practice before June the official opening of the croquet season. Croquet is one of the few sports that can be played by anyone who is mobile. It is suitable for all ages, both sexes, and one of the very few sports that men and women, young or not so young, can play together on equal terms. The game is played in pairs or singles. 4 people play the pairs game. The object is to be the first to get your ball through a hoop and thus ‘win’ the hoop for your side. Partners work to help each other and frustrate the ambitions of the opposition - all done in the spirit of friendship. The first side to ‘win’ 7 hoops has won the game. In singles you play with your 2 balls and have to plan your own strategy. The game requires fairly gentle, physical activity, but a lot of mental activity as you plan to beat the opposition. Bury St. Edmunds has a very friendly membership of about 30 members and we give a warm welcome to anyone wishing to join. The basic game is easy to learn and the finer points come with experience. Anyone wishing to try this sport is welcome to come for three sessions before deciding whether to join. Arrangements should be made by email with Chris: email@example.com or Sandra: firstname.lastname@example.org
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Serenity Yoga Classes By using this mixture of yogic experiences, the end result is complete Serenity. Your mind is freed, and your body stretched whilst having fun doing it! Serenity yoga is all about personal and It was at this moment, with the gentle breeze on her hair and warm sun on her internal practice, so worrying about back that Bethany thought how tranquil, what is going on next to you, or what you look like is completely irrelevant! peaceful and absolutely alone she was with her thoughts. Suddenly everything All you need to worry about is what is happening on your mat and in your was clear and the swirling mists of your body! mind are stilled and all that matters is now. She knew there was a word to So anyone, any age and any size can describe exactly how she felt, and this do yoga. The whole journey of a Yogic was the feeling she wanted anyone who practice is to unify your mind body experienced yoga to feel. and soul and simply be in the present moment. Any class can be tailored just Relaxed? peaceful? Warm? cosy? for you, so regardless of any barriers you Away from the hustle and bustle of may have set up come and try it! Give everyday life? At one with your own this hour to yourself, refresh yourself, quietness? Content? Mellow? Serene? rejuvenate and rejoice in the pure clarity That’s it, Serene! of yoga. Serenity and calmness will The feeling of doing yoga gently, to your radiate into the smallest cavities of your own ability with trance-like dancing flow. life. Enjoy yourself and lose yourself Some strengthening deeper poses, held to the challenges, inspiration and opportunities of yoga. with breath, releasing into restorative poses to allow your muscles to release. Serenity’s main aim is to provide a safe, Always flowing from mat to standing comfortable place in your local area for and back to the mat, finishing with a everyone to learn, grow and experience powerful meditation to give your mind yoga. With this in mind we have tailored a break too. a range of classes to suit you:As you find yourself walking, surrounded by nature. Birds singing overhead and bees buzzing in the air, how can you not lose your hectic thoughts of work, stress and worry?
MONDAYS Woolpit, The Room, IP30 9SQ at 6.30-7.30 & 7.45-8.45pm WEDNESDAYS Thorpe Morieux Village Hall, IP30 0NR at 7-8am Haughley, The Green Room, IP14 3NS at 9.30-10.30 am Great Ashfield Lord Thurlow Hall, IP31 3HN at 11.20am-12.30pm Thorpe Morieux Village Hall, IP30 0NR – 6.45 to 7.45pm THURSDAYS Great Ashfield Lord Thurlow Hall, IP31 3HN at 9.30-10.30am Haughley, The Green Room, IP14 3NS at 7.15-8.15pm FRIDAYS Bury St Edmunds, The Boiler House Yoga Studio, IP33 2BA at 11-12 noon. £10. Bury St Edmunds, The Boiler House Yoga Studio, IP33 2BA at 2-3 pm. £10. All sessions are £6 unless otherwise stated. Contact Bethany on details below.
Serenity Yoga Suffolk Yoga Classes For You Local, Accessible, Warm and Friendly Helping you find calm and tranquility in every day life! Yoga classes influenced by Hatha, Iyengar and Kundalini styles in locations near you. Class times planned to suit all with morning, afternoon and evening times. Based in Bury St Edmunds and surrounding villages Thorpe Morieux, Haughley, Great Ashfield and Woolpit
Contact Bethany T. 07930 199582 E. email@example.com www.serenityyogasuffolk.com For your chance to win some yoga classes go to page 46.
MAY 2018 | 21
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Joan A Fantastic LSS Fundraiser! LSS 2018 Diary Dates 4th June, 6th August, 8th October and 3rd December 7pm â€“ 9pm at at Moreton Hall Community Centre. Do come along and find out more about living with and managing Lymphoedema and Lipoedema. For further details about LSS and the West Suffolk Alliance Lymphoedema Service: LSS email: firstname.lastname@example.org WSALS (c/o Suffolk GP Federation CIC): 0345 or 0845 2413313 (choose option 3) www.suffolkfed.org.uk - click on Patient Service tab / Lymphoedema Services / Extra Services Joan Ott, a Lymphoedema patient, from Great Cornard, makes wonderful jigsaws which she frames and then sells to raise money for charity. Over the years Joan has raised large sums of money for various charities close to her heart and is now fundraising for Lymphoedema Support Suffolk. Joan recently raised ÂŁ80 for LSS. Well done Joan and thank you!!
22 | MAY 2018
For further details on Lymphoedema and Lipoedema: British Lymphology Society website - www.thebls.com Lymphoedema Support Network (LSN) website www.lymphoedema.org Macmillan website www.macmillan.org.uk Talk Lipoedema www.talklipoedema.org
HEALTH & BEAUTY
your skin care
Spring cleaning is a great opportunity to purge old cosmetics and skin care products. These products do have a shelf life. Old, outdated products can harbour bacteria and lose their effectiveness. Purge Check the dates on your products. You may want to toss the following: • Anything past the expiration date • Products that appear dry or crusty • Anything that has changed consistency, colour, or smell • Anything with an SPF older than one year (SPF loses its effectiveness over time and it’s just not worth the risk.) • Mascara older than three months. • Old, dirty make-up brushes and sponges Exfoliate The cold, dry days of winter may be over, but your dry, flaky skin remains. Spring is a good time for deep exfoliation and cleansing. During winter, much of our skin is “out of sight, out of mind.” Long trousers, long sleeves, and warm socks may have prevented you from seeing the rough, dry skin building up on your feet, knees, and elbows. Scrub off that old layer of dry skin and make room for spring. Transition Adjust your skin care routine to reflect the seasonal changes that come with spring. A few changes necessitated by spring: Switch to a lighter moisturiser. Higher temperatures result in oilier skin for everyone, not just those with a tendency to oily skin. It’s important to use a lighter moisturiser during spring. If you prefer not to switch to a new moisturiser, you can try mixing some rosewater into your thick, winter moisturiser. Exfoliate more often. Depending on the climate and your skin type, you may need to exfoliate more often in the spring and summer. Lighten up. For spring and summer, use a lighter foundation and lighter, brighter make-up colours. The dull, drab days of winter are behind you—freshen up! Sunscreen. Sunscreen is important all year, but imperative in the spring and summer when more of your skin is exposed for longer periods of time. Stay vigilant with sunscreen.
Here’s to spring skin that is as fresh and bright as the blooming flowers! MAY 2018 | 23
The 19th hole -
Welcome back to the 19th hole and I think we are there, the weather has turned the nights are longer and season has kicked off with another amazing MASTERS tournament.
Congratulations to Patrick Reed, it was an impressive victory and what an incredible place to win your first major championship. Rory had a good go for the title again but just didn’t have his A game on Sunday to push Reed down the stretch. However, with some of the performances given by the some of the worlds best it is shaping up to be a very exciting 2018!! Golf hits our shores!! May see’s golf in England, with two events on the European Tour being staged just outside London. First we have the GOLF SIXES tournament, this is a new and exciting competition played in a team (Pairs) format over a shortened course. Secondly we have the flag ship event on the European Tour – THE PGA BMW CHAMPIONSHIP, held at Wentworth GC. These are both incredible events and a chance for your all to watch the worlds best up close and personal. If you get the chance I would highly recommend that you go to one or both of these events. Coaches Corner – SHORT GAME MATTERS!! This month we look another great short game aspect uneven lies. This month we are focusing on the down hill lie, the PGA life 365 coaching staff have a few important points to help you play these shots better under pressure.
Tip: Match your shoulder and body lines to the slope that your stood on, for this down hill lie you will have a lot of body weight in your left foot (right handed golfer). Tip: Now that you have body matched to the slope on which you are stood on, its now time the make the swing action. Again it is very important to swing down the line on the slope so that a solid strike can be achieved. Lastly, when it came to choosing a club to play this shot it does change from person to person. All we say is that this type of lie will you will loose loft and launch the ball lower and practice this shot before playing it on the course so you know that what works for you. If you are still struggling with your short game after this, or any other part of your game then I would be pleased to assist you in enjoying this game more. If you quote MHD or SGD when booking your first lesson with me then you will receive £5 off, below are my contact details please don’t hesitate to contact me.
The Suffolk Golf and Country Club Email: adamtrettPGA@hotmail.co.uk Facebook: ADT Golf Coaching 24 | MAY 2018
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Pole Fitness & Aerial Hoop plus NEW Aerial Silks & NEW daytime Pole Fitness courses
per 4 week course.
For dates & booking details visit: www.theflightlab.co.uk
WOMEN’S GUILD OF FRIENDS Looking for new members We meet in the Odd Fellows Hall, Whiting Street on the 4th Monday in the month. We have speakers. Outings, raffles, auctions and a nice cup of tea and biscuits. Come and meet new friends contact the chairman on
DECORATING by D. PERRIN
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR DECORATING • Professional and reliable service • Wallpapering • Very competitive rates • Many returning customers • Only high quality paints used for a professional finish • Quick quotes returned
Northgate Avenue, Bury St. Edmunds. Call David on 01284 615345 or 07930 976824
MARCH MAY 2018 2018 || 25 25
Moreton Hall Health Club The sun is shining!!! That means only one thing...
(20m x 9m)
...Our popular Heated
OUTDOOR POOL is NOW OPEN! May - October 2018 Individual Outdoor Pool only £125.00* Couple Outdor Pool only £175.00* Family Outdoor Pool only £250.00* *May 1st - September 30th
DISCOUNT FOR MAY. WHEN QUOTING THIS ADVERT
Give us a call for more information or visit our website.
2 GYMS (ONE LADIES ONLY) • SWIM MEMBERSHIP 2 POOLS • 5 SQUASH COURTS • 2 TENNIS COURTS OVER 45 WEEKLY CLASSES • PERSONAL TRAINING CRECHE • 2 SUNBEDS • SAUNA/STEAM/INFRARED LICENSED BAR/COFFEE LOUNGE Mount Road | Bury St Edmunds | Suffolk | IP32 7BL Tel: (01284) 704232 Free Phone 0800 2983058 Email: email@example.com www.moretonhallhealthclub.co.uk
HEALTH & BEAUTY
...advice for life
Providing practical legal solutions throughout your life Agriculture Commercial Employment Equestrian Family Matters Health Care Litigation Mental Health Property Wills & Probate We do home visits
Home visits available
... advice for life Bury St Edmunds: 01284 755771 Brandon: 01842 810300 | Thetford: 01842 754151
www.rudlings-wakelam.co.uk Offices: Bury St Edmunds | Brandon | Thetford
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Managing pain is a unique skill and tailored to suit you the individual as only you can do it for you. It is always a work in progress and as you get older be conscious of adapting to any changes that crop up along the way. Taking control of your pain can be empowering and self-management can improve activity levels and keep pain to a minimum. It is all about taking responsibility, making informed decisions and changing behaviour/mind-set. Recognise that this is your pain to manage and only you can take control. Be willing to try and do things differently in your everyday as finding ways to lead a more enjoyable, independent and fulfilling life can be achievable if your goal is realistic and you have the support and resources. Making lifestyle choices is not always easy and is not for everyone although a series of adjustments however small is a positive step. Any steps that you achieve deserve a reward so finds what’s effective for you, meaningful and improves your wellbeing. There is light when you emerge from the darkness, it is for you to find a way of getting there.
By joining a support group of likeminded people who truly understand what you are going through can identify with you and seeing others confide with the same adversity and making progress is inspiring and encouraging. Talking to others can reduce anxiety, improve self esteem and help with overall wellbeing. Support groups can have a significant impact in the lives of people experiencing these situations.
Springtime awakens our inner motivation and activates feeling of hope and positive changes can make you smile. Spending time outdoors is good for your mental health and being surrounded by colour and the joy of new life emerging can be very uplifting. Nutrition is a key part of everyday wellbeing and may also need a springtime boost to support energy levels.
Positively Crafty’s next session is on Thursday 7th June from 1pm-4pm.
Self-management can enrich your life and the quality therein—consider the options and always look for the trusted sources that are available to you. 28 | MAY 2018
Sharing information and learning new skills from appropriate sources can play a vital role and even tips from guest speakers that present on specific disciplines can be of value. CPSG always choose a wide variety of speakers to present at monthly meetings. We look to our members for their ideas as involvement by them is key to keeping the group together, providing interest and regular attendance. CPSG’s next meeting is on Thursday 17th May from 2pm-4pm and the presentation is on the History of Lavenham.
Both meetings will be held in the small hall of Southgate Community Centre. We look forward to seeing you there! For more details about the group please call on 07724 187774 or email info@ chronicpainsupportgroup.co.uk or visit www.chronicpainsupportgroup.co.uk
Small Group Training Sessions As well as 1-2-1 training, I also run three small group training sessions.
MY NAME IS JOE SADLER AND I HAVE BEEN A QUALIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER FOR 7 YEARS, WORKING FROM THE MORETON HALL HEALTH CLUB.
Tuesday 10am at the Moreton hall health club: This is a HIIT style session which uses a mixture of functional training and body weight exercises to achieve maximum calorie burn. Plenty of jumping, sprinting and resistance work involved in this session, perfect for burning off an indulgent weekend.
Wednesday 9:15am at Great Barton Free Church: This is a circuit training based session targeting all main muscle groups using a combination of strength and aerobic exercises. Each activity is time based so perfect for all abilities.
Friday 11am at the Moreton hall health club: This is a strength based session. In this class we focus on large muscle group exercises such as: Leg press/squat/ lunge/pull up/bench press etc. A great way to tone the whole body. Sessions are available to all abilities, focusing on time duration, it doesnâ€™t matter what level youâ€™re at, I just ask you to work as hard as you can. Limited spaces are available so if you would like more information or to book into a session get in touch via email or mobile.
If you have any questions you would like to ask please do not hesitate in asking. Joe Sadler Personal Trainer M: 07917 714557 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
MAY 2018 | 29
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Did you know that May is National Walking Month? Abbeycroft Leisure are always looking to help inspire you to be a healthier, happier version of yourself and walking is a fantastic way to get active for free. Walking has a huge number of benefits. A 30 minute walk daily can reduce the risk of stroke by 27%, give you more energy and you can burn an incredible 7lbs of fat in a year by walking for just half an hour every day. There are many ways to increase your steps in Bury St Edmunds. The Moreton Hall Run/Walk route is a 5k route, starting at the Ortterwell Road underpass opposite the Coffee Shop. Simply follow the Run/Walk signs around Moreton Hall for an easy walk which allows you to explore your local area, whilst getting fit! One Life Suffolk’s Health Walks are another brilliant way to get walking in a fun and social environment. Meet at Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre on any Tuesday morning at 10:30am to join a free entry level walk, ran by Abbeycroft Leisure staff. The route is wheelchair accessible, dogs are allowed and there are parking, toilets and refreshments available at the leisure centre.
Finally, walking can be combined with some of the nation’s favourite sports to create a brilliant new way to enjoy sport at a slower pace. Walking football and walking netball are growing in popularity for a reason; they’re a fun way to get involved in these popular sports in a different way. Walking football takes place at Howard Primary School on Wednesdays at 5:15pm. The session lasts an hour and costs just £3 per session. If you’d prefer to try walking netball, head to Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre on Fridays at 5:15pm. The sessions are free and one hour long. There’s no need to book onto either session, just come along and join in the fun!
So how will you get walking in May for National Walking Month? Don’t’ forget to visit WWW.ACLEISURE.COM for more information on how you can get moving!off
SKYLINER SPORTS CENTRE Sybil Andrews Academy Rougham Tower Avenue Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP32 7QB 30 | MAY 2018
FOOD & DRINK
Tesco Express @ Lawson Place: THANK YOU!! Tesco express at Lawson Place, Moreton Hall would like to say a big thank you to all their customers who donated easter eggs to the MyWish Charity at West Suffolk Hospital, overall we collected 155 Easter eggs and 2 bags of easter items from our customers, which Sally Daniels of the MyWish Charity distributed to children and elderly patients within the hospital on Easter Sunday. Thanks again to all that donated! Pictured on the right with the easter egg donations are David Blackbeard, Manager (left) and Ian Ainsley (right) from Tesco Express along with Sally Daniels from the MyWish Charity.
d includes lettuce, tomato, cucumber, homemade coleslaw, homemade ad, sweet corn, grated carrot and cress. £2.40 d £3.60 d with Locally made Scotch egg £3.70 d with Norfolk ham £4.00 d with Norfolk turkey £4.00 d with Beef £4.20 d with Prawn mayo £3.90 d with Tuna mayo £4.10 d with Roast Chicken and Caesar dressing £4.50 d with Chicken mayo and crispy bacon potato ttered V £2.50 e Coleslaw V £3.00 d Beans V £3.00 ture cheddar cheese V £3.00 o £3.30 Homemade Chilli £3.50 ayo £3.20 yo £3.60
la pepperoni, jalapeno and chilli relish ozzarella and red onion la salami and tomato chorizo and emmental acon and mango chutney la, sundried tomatoes and green pesto heddar and red onion V
£3.70 £3.70 £3.50 £4.20 £3.80 £3.10 £2.70 £4.20
Made just fNorthgate or you 69 Out
Coming soon to 69 Out Northgate Bury St Edmunds Moreton Hall! Suffolk IP33 1JQ
Hampers Sandwich Shop will soon
fresh. their second shop on be opening Chamberlayne road.
local. Date to be confirmed. Call us on our usual number: handmade.
Tel: 01284 754054 hamperssandwichshop.co.uk Fax: 01284 704084
Bury St. Edmunds, IP33 1JQ 69 Out Northgate, www.hamperssandwichshop.co.uk Email email@example.com
Opening times Mon-Fri 07:30-15:00 MAY 2018 Order 4 or more sandwiches. For free delivery within a 2 mile radius.
R E S TAU R A N T | B A R | V E N U E
(For full Menu and descriptions please visit our website)
NIBBLES £4 each or 3 for £10 SPANISH PLATTER – £16 MIDDLE EASTERN PLATTER - £16 FISH PLATTER – £18 CHIMICHURRI with SWEET POTATO FRIES & BRAZILIAN SLAW SALAD with your choice of: STEAK £16 SALMON £16 HALLOUMI £14 AUBERGINE £12
SARDE DE SAOR £5 SALTY SPICED FRITTO MISTO with CHILLI DIPPING SAUCE £8 HARISSA MUSSELS with BREAD £7/16 SPANISH FISH STEW & AIOLI £8/17 DEVILLED WHITEBAIT with AIOLI £5/11 HOT SMOKED SALMON & CRAYFISH SALAD £7/15
LAMB KOFTAS with TZATZIKI £7 ALBONDIGAS Spanish meatballs £6 CHORIZO IN RED WINE £6 SERANNO HAM, CHORIZO & SUNBLUSH TOMATOES £6 CHORIZO SQUID with GARLIC & LEMON £6 PORK BELLY with ROASTED ROOT VEG & CRACKLING £8/16 CHICKEN TAGINE with BE-JEWELLED RICE £6/15 BRAZILIAN SPICED CHICKEN £6/14
BAKED CAMEMBERT served with ROSEMARY BRUSCHETTA £9 SPANISH TORTILLA £5 MOROCCAN POTATOES £5 ‘SOY-RIZO’ in RED WINE £5 AUBERGINE CHERMOULA £5 SALTY SPICED VEGETABLE TEMPURA with CHILLI DIPPING SAUCE £8
01284 701313 firstname.lastname@example.org www.casabse.co.uk 32 | MAY 2018
FOOD & DRINK
R E S TAU R A N T Tues – Thurs | 12:00pm – 2:30pm & 5:30pm – 8:30pm Friday | 12:00pm – 2:30pm & 5:30pm – 9:00pm Saturday | 12:00pm – 9:30pm
BAR Tues – Thurs | 12:00pm – 2:30pm & 5:00pm – 10:00pm Friday | 12:00pm – 2:30pm & 5:00pm – 11:00pm Saturday | 12:00pm – 11:00pm
VENUE Weddings Partial or complete hire Private & corporate events
98 Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3AA. MAY 2018 | 33
FOOD & DRINK
Spring Vegetable Risotto
This irresistible cheesecake is the perfect indulgence peanut butter Kick start for spring with this fans! lovely Risotto, great for sunny
evenings in the garden whilst enjoying a glass of wine! Ingredients:
1 litre vegetable stock 100g asparagus tips 100g baby carrots, halved lengthways 200g fresh young peas, shelled 500g baby broad beans, shelled 2 tbsp olive oil 2 baby leeks, thinly sliced 300g risotto rice 1 tbsp pesto sauce 25g pine nuts, toasted
Bring the stock to the boil in a large saucepan, then reduce the heat, add the asparagus tips, carrots, peas and broad beans and simmer for 4â€“5 minutes until tender. Remove the vegetables with a draining spoon and set aside. Keep the stock simmering over a gentle heat.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large, heavy-based frying pan and add the leeks. Stir-fry for 2 minutes until they are bright green, then stir in the rice. Add 2â€“3 tbsp of the hot stock and cook gently, stirring until the liquid is absorbed. Continue adding the stock, a little at a time, until the mixture is soupy and the grains of rice are tender but still have a slight bite. This will take about 20 minutes. Stir in the pesto and season to taste. Gently stir in the asparagus, carrots, peas and beans and cook for a few more minutes until the vegetables are heated through. Serve in heated soup plates and scatter over the pine nuts.
34 | MAY 2018
FOOD & DRINK
For all your Garden Furniture and Accessories
FF ture OFurniut % rden ugho !! 20all Ga thro MAY
Visit our website for our full range of garden furniture *QUOTE: BSEdirectories
WE ARE OPEN:
Monday 10am-4.30pm | Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10am-5pm Wednesday & Sunday CLOSED
3a Sicklesmere Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 2BN. Tel: 01284 755420 Email: email@example.com www.enspiregifts.co.uk
OSTER ELECTRICAL SERVICES WWW.FOSTERELECTRICALSERVICE.CO.UK INFO@FOSTERELECTRICALSERVICE.CO.UK 01842 337801 / 07725 658924 FULLY INSURED & PART P ELECTRICIAN
FUSE BOARD UPGRADES REWIRES ADDITIONS/ALTERATIONS TO EXISTING CIRCUITS INSPECT & TEST CERTIFICATES ++MANY MORE JOBS FRIENDLY, RELIABLE AND TRUSTWORTHY RING OR EMAIL FOR A FREE QUOTATION MAY 2018 | 35
FOOD & DRINK
FENCING by D. PERRIN
• Quality treated fencing supplied and erected. • Gates and frames. • Galvanised gate furniture. • Concrete and wooden posts. • Concrete and wooden gravel boards. • All types of fence panels available (treated). • Old fencing cleared. • Excellent quotes returned promptly. • Professional, tidy and reliable service.
Northgate Avenue, Bury St. Edmunds. Call David on 01284 615345 or 07930 976824
www.dperrin.co.uk 36 | MAY 2018
FOOD & DRINK
1 R O F 2 in courses ma
*Terms & Cond T R E V D A IS H T WITH
Families with children are very welcome OPEN Eat in or take away available ALL DAY SUNDAY We deliver locally PRIVATE FUNCTION ROOM UPSTAIRS AVAILABLE FOR UP TO 40 PEOPLE Bookings not necessary but advisable on a weekend. 108 RISBYGATE STREET, BURY ST EDMUNDS, SUFFOLK IP33 3AA
T: 01284 719116 or 756666
MAY 2018 | 37
A morning at the Infusions Scientific Cookery Class It is always tricky to find new activities to do with the children over the school holidays. At ICE cook school, they offer a range of classes for children and their adults to come along and enjoy together. I was very excited when I was asked if I would like to try one out with one of my children. Typically, my eldest son chose to do the scientific course so, on a rainy Easter holiday Wednesday, we went along to discover scientific cookery.
The class was run by new chef, Lee, who has previously worked for a variety of top restaurants including the Ickworth. After a brief introduction to the class we made ‘potato pebbles’. It was a lot of fun coating the potatoes in the clay-like mixture which were then put in the oven on a low temperature to set. There is a common misconception that scientific cookery is done using chemicals…in fact I thought as much myself. All the ingredients used are 100% natural and it is the reaction when combined that causes the science bit! We made a sponge using a espuma gun to mix the ingredients which was then cooked in the microwave. The espuma gun uses canisters of CO2 which are released in to the cylinder. We had great fun dropping mango puree in to algin which is a natural gelling agent and sets the puree to make little pearls to decorate desserts. We made beetroot jelly 38 | MAY 2018
(which wasn’t a personal favourite of mine) which was set in a thin layer in the fridge. We used this to cut out shapes and delicately set these aside to use in the final presentation of the dish. I do not think my son has a future as a pastry chef, however, as his looked more like splodges! Finally we made a chocolate mousse in the espuma gun again and a vanilla ice cream, freezing it quickly using liquid nitrogen. This caused great excitement but, due to the risk, the children
didn’t actually get to be hands on with this process. Finally we went through to the café seating where we were able to sample our creations. It was a really lovely morning; the class was fun and kept the children engaged. I would say it would be best suited to boys or girls from 5 to about 10 years old. I think I would like to try the pasta making class next…that looks a lot of fun!! Thank you so much for having us.
Cat & Jacob Dube
LET US CHANGE THE WAY HOME + LIFESTYLE
YO U LOOK AT F OO D
Sharing knowledge, experience, equipment, ingredients and more with commercial and domestic chefs since 2002
“ E ast Ang l i a’s hi dde n cul i nar y s e cre t ” • Online shop with over 5000 food related products at www.infusions4chefs.co.uk • Exclusive lunch bar and Seasons dining experiences and private dining • ICE Café open Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm • Ingredients, equipment, gadgets and gizmos, tableware, cookware & cookbooks • Giftcards available – the perfect present for foodies everywhere Follow us @infusionsgroup
MAY 2018 | 39 DECEMBER 2015 | 39
HOME + LIFESTYLE
Bathrooms Kitchens Carpentry Electrical Plastering Plumbing Tiling Vinyl Tiling 01284 811690 / 07899 890765 firstname.lastname@example.org www.masbathroomsandkitchens.co.uk
Pete Austin Electrician e
✓Accident & Bodywork Repairs ✓Free Estimates ✓Free Collection & Delivery ✓Insurance Approved ✓24 Hour Recovery Hotline ✓Smart Repairs Can we provide you with a FREE estimate? If so, you can email images of your damaged vehicle to email@example.com with your requirements, or contact us and we will come and view your vehicle.
t. 01284 755558 www.premierbodyworks.co.uk
40 | MAY 2018
Fully qualified, insured and experienced electrician willing to undertake both large and small jobs – please contact me for a no obligation quotation. l Complete rewires l Partial rewires l Inspection & Testing l Electrical Condition Reports l Extra sockets & lights l Power to garages, sheds or workshops l External security lights l Showers l Fuse board upgrades l Mains linked smoke alarms
T. 01284 747284 M. 07810 358431
firstname.lastname@example.org 9 Smith Walk, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. IP33 2NW
FOOD & DRINK
HOME + LIFESTYLE
Electric Dreams BY ANDREW SOUTHWOOD
y latest domestic eco project is still in its early stages, but it has the potential to be the biggest yet. This time I’m focusing my efforts on checking the feasibility of ridding my family of our reliance on the internal combustion engine. The key point here is I do not say I wish to rid the house of a ‘car’, merely the inefficient and dirty fossil fuelled engine that runs it. Yes, I am in the midst of looking for an electric car. Before you dismiss this as some sort of late April fools joke, I urge you to read on with an open mind. There are many myths out there around electric cars (EVs), and I may address them in more detail at a later date, but my criteria for success of this project are fairly simply. Firstly (and this is not specific to EVs), the car must be able to take 3 child booster seats
42 | MAY 2018
in the back. As any of you with 3 children will know, one could right a PhD research project on this issue alone. With booster seats mm’s count, and 3 finding suitable seats in the appropriate age range that fit any family car is usually possible, but painful enough to put you off having a third child. Secondly, the car must be able to fulfil my needs in terms of likely usage. I estimate over 99% of my return journeys are under 70 miles. That is to say we are talking maybe 4 or 5 journeys a year that would even come close to challenging the real world range of 150+ miles of the most likely EV choice. With these journeys a 40min rapid charge at a motorway service station is all I’d need to get back on the road. Finally, the costs and savings must add up. I can’t afford for this not to work. The maths on fuelling can be as complicated or as simple
as you make them. In essence, the very worst case scenario is 2p a mile in and EV compared to 12p say, in my current car. The reality is far better, as I anticipate utilising the solar PV on my roof to charge the car at home whenever possible, and other free charge points I would have access to. If I spent more than £50 a year on electricity for the EV I would be surprised. So, there you have it. The EV revolution is coming, and I for one am trying to ensure it starts in Moreton Hall. In the meantime, if you see my wife, for goodness sake don’t ask her about this. I’ve already made her sit through several geeky YouTube blogs on the subject and to be honest I think she’d just buy an EV tomorrow if she thought it would stop me wittering on about the finer technical details of charging optimisers and such like.
HOME + LIFESTYLE
y t i n u m m o c e h t ...in
1974 – 2014
ALL MAKES & MODELS
LOCAL SERVICING MOT £39* FREE Wi-fi while you wait FREE WASH & VAC
1974 – 2014
starting from £11.00 per month
YEARS G SERVICING IN 0 T 4 A CELEBR
y t i n u m m o c e ...in thCHECK FREE HEALTH - Check the conditions of your car
*Terms & Conditions Apply. Quote BSE17.
SERVICING ALL OUR MORETON HALL & SOUTHGATE CUSTOMERS CALL US ON
Kempson Way Moreton Hall Bury St Edmunds IP32 7AR
01284 545130 OR 01284 545864
SERVICE REPAIR TYRES
www.johnbanks.co.uk MAY 2018 | 43
Welcome The Bury St. Edmunds All-Through Trust welcomes all pupils and their families who have received their offer of a place at one of the Trustâ€™s campuses. We look forward to seeing you at the transition events this summer term.
Barrow Helen Ashe - Headteacher 01284 810223 email@example.com
Tollgate Claire Bates - Headteacher 01284 752742 firstname.lastname@example.org
Horringer Court Tania Johnson - Headteacher 01284 755626 email@example.com Westley Nick Templeton - Headteacher 01284 755144 firstname.lastname@example.org
County Upper Vicky Neale - Headteacher 01284 754857 email@example.com
Visit www.burytrust.org to ďŹ nd out why parents are choosing all-through education for their children.
Do you have any nearly new or unused items that are of no use to you, other than creating unnecessary clutter? Why not try to recycle them and gather a few extra pounds in the process? Please include: Brief description of the item, the price and your telephone number.
List items FOR SALE free of charge to Moreton Hall and Southgate Residents, email: firstname.lastname@example.org M&S BLUE HARBOUR DARK GREEN TROUSERS, W34” L29”, new £10 Tel. 07771 706875 M&S BLUE HARBOUR NAVY TROUSERS. W34” L29”, new £10. Tel: 07771 706875 M&S MEN’S BEIGE LONG SHORTS 36” new £5. Tel. 07771 706875 MEN’S WALKING SHOES (Meindl) Hardly worn £10 Tel. 07771 706875 FOUR LONG SLEEVED SHIRTS 15 1/2”, new £10. Tel. 07771 706875 NEW QUALCAST MOWER 41cm petrol hand push including petrol can and oil. £99. Tel. 01284 768859 TREE LOPPER/PRUNER. Extends 9ft. with pull cord and saw attachment £10. Tel. 01284 765684
FLYMO MULTI TRIMMER/EDGER. Trims grass both horizontally and vertically. Hardly used £12. Tel. 01284 765684 ALUMINIUM GARDEN TROLLEY. Adjustable height, folding platform. Ideal for paving stones, compost etc £8. Tel. 01284 765684 LOUIS HAMILTON SCALECTRIC SET. 9 different layouts, 2 cars £10. Tel. 01284 765684 ELC keyboard and seat. £5 Tel. 07788 216538 CHILD APOLLO BIKE BEN 10 Omniverse 16 inch wheels excellent condition £30. Tel. 07788 216538 ELC blue sandpit on legs with toys and sand. £12. Tel. 07788 216538
Please note that the publisher can take no responsibility for the claims made by sellers regarding the goods for sale, nor are they liable for any claim with regards to the item or any payment transactions between buyer and seller. MAY 2018 | 45
HOME + LIFESTYLE
4 x YOGA CLASSES with Serenity Yoga Suffolk. Prize can be used for one person or shared with a friend, at the class and venue of your choice* . *Terms & Conditions apply.
16 17 19
Kindly sponsored by
ACROSS 7. Small pit or cavity (6) 8. Exist in great numbers (6) 9. Jumble (4) 10. Afternoon performances (8) 11. Alcoholic drinks (7) 13. Happen again (5) 16. Makes a garment from wool (5) 16. Joined together (7) 18. Portable device to keep the rain off (8) 19. Decorated a cake (4) 21. Ordered arrangements (6) 22. Title placed before a name (6) DOWN 1. Father (4) 2. Tyrannical; domineering (13) 3. Extinct elephant (7) 4. Social gathering (5) 5. Illegal copier (13) 6. Lacking confidence (8) 12. Partial shadow (8) 14. Sad (7) 17. Redden (5) 20. Rime (anag) (4)
Serenity Yoga Suffolk
EMAIL ADDRESS: TEL NO: Closing Date for entries is May 18th 2018. Winner will be notified by telephone. 46 46 || MAY MAY 2018 2018
Please post entries to us at: Crossword Competition, Bury St Edmunds Directories, Unit 11, Barton Road Retail Park, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 7BE
G ON R A R
O THE D
THE FOURTH ANNUAL DRAGON FESTIVAL COMES TO WEST STOW ANGLO SAXON VILLAGE & COUNTRY PARK
SATURDAY 23 & SUNDAY 24 JUNE 10AM – 5PM BOOKING: 01284 758000 • WWW.WESTSTOW.ORG CELEBRATING ALL THINGS DRAGON – FROM FOLKLORE TO DINOSAURS – A GREAT DAY OUT FOR ALL THE FAMILY! MAY 2018 | 47
SATURDAY 23 & SUNDA WEST STOW ANGLO SAXON ICKLINGHAM ROAD, WEST
A FLAMING GOOD DAY O
CELEBRATING ALL T WEST STOW ANGLO
The Dragon Fest returns to West S dinosaurs to folklore. Epico the Dr and this fantastic friendly dragon
Thereâ€™ll also be Fire Breathing and th Puppet Theatre with gruesome tales fo re-enactment group and listen to their ex
Have a go at Giant Bubbles and Dra painting*, have-a-go-archery*, child building zone. Experience relaxing ho around the Country Park on th
A great range of food and drink will stalls selling dragon-themed accesso
Please note, there will be an additiona 48 | MAY 2018
AY 24 JUNE 10AM – 5PM VILLAGE & COUNTRY PARK, T STOW, SUFFOLK IP28 6HG
OUT FOR ALL THE FAMILY!
THINGS DRAGON AT O-SAXON VILLAGE!
Stow with all things dragon, from ragon is back by popular demand, n will be appearing on both days!
he return of the Beowulf and Grendel or all ages! Come and meet Wulfingas xciting tales from the Arthurian Legends.
agon Nest building! There’ll be face dren’s craft workshops* and a LEGO olistic treatments or have an adventure he Beowulf and Grendel Trail.
be available throughout the day and ories, collectables and merchandise.
al charge for activities marked with a * MAY 2018 | 49
HOME + LIFESTYLE
DATES & TIMES
SATURDAY 23rd and SUNDAY 24th JUNE 10am – 5pm (last entry 4pm) ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Please ensure you bring change for the car parking machine on the day. Charges start from £1 for up to an hour or £2 for more than one hour. £1 per day for Blue Badge Holders.
West Stow Anglo Saxon Village & Country Park, Icklingham Road, West Stow, Suffolk IP28 6HG ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
• There will be an additional charge for activities marked with *
Adults £8 • Child £6 Family Ticket £26 (up to 5 people including a minimum of 1 adult and 1 child over 5)
On the Door Adults £11 • Child £9 Family Ticket £35 (up to 5 people including a minimum of 1 adult and 1 child over 5) Under 5’s FREE Annual Ticket is valid for this event ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
BOOKING IN ADVANCE
(highly recommended) Online www.weststow.org Telephone 01284 758000 In Person The Apex Box Office, 1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3FD
50 | MAY 2018
• The award-winning, newly re-furbished, Anglo-Saxon Museum will be open throughout the weekend. • Assistance dogs only allowed in the AngloSaxon Village, Museum and Visitor Centre. • No Cashback available on site. Please bring change for car park and pay-as-you-go activities. • This is a West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village SPECIAL EVENT.
GARDEN DESIGN, DRIVEWAYS, PATIOS, LANDSCAPING
Anything is possible, from the smallest path or water feature to a full garden redesign or largest estate driveway.
Making your dreams come true... Got a project in mind? Contact us today for a free consultation:
T: 01284 724486 M: 07860 577557 E: email@example.com www.archleylandscapesolutions.com
HOME + LIFESTYLE
Rougham Control Tower Aviation Museum Small World – Local and International Great – we are OPEN !!!! Our first weekends have already had increased attendances. 55 visitors on Easter Sunday started our new season. (The home made cakes were brilliant - and now Pecan pie has appeared on the menu – yummy!). I’ve said small world because it is just that. The visitors we are meeting are coming from all over the globe. We are pleased to be welcoming groups from the USA. Historians from the National World War II Museum in New Orleans will have visited us in April with another group later in the year. Local connections have been established with the son of a business man who operated from the estate buildings. He possibly has previously unseen (by the museum) photographs. He remembers being with his father and brother on the site – we look forward to seeing the pictures. Last month I indicated our focus on youth and already we have had a group visit of over 60 Scouts and their leaders from the 6th Bury St Edmunds and 1st Thurston Scout Groups. They were entertained to a presentation by Cliff Hall, on the history of the airfield, and then a tour of the exhibition. Thank you to Wendy, Graham, Clifford and the other volunteers who helped with the evening. A big thank you to this group who made a very generous donation to us. You are all very welcome to visit as individuals on Sundays – just bring your friends and families. Our next group will be the Honington Scouts later this month. If you are a group, club or school who would like to visit please contact us and we will gladly host you. Other organisations have already added diary dates. The Skoda Car Club and the MG enthusiasts will be joining us on different Sundays and we have also had interests from similar groups. The airfield is also planning to host visiting aircraft events – watch this space and we will inform you when we have the dates. 52 | MAY 2018
Our Art Competition. Due to circumstances beyond our control (the weather and sickness), our first April day was abandoned. BUT we will continue this month on Sunday 13th of May. We are looking for art enthusiasts – from colouring youngsters to sketchers and painters. On the Second Sunday of Each Month we will have four categories. Under 8 years and Over 8 years to 14 years – Colouring (we will provide the A4 pictures to colour). Under 14 and 14 years plus – Open Art. Paint – oil, watercolour, Draw – pencil, ink, charcoal, There will be monthly prizes and some winning pictures will be here in the Directory. At the end of the year your contribution could become one of our Christmas cards. We are pleased to welcome a local ‘celebrity’ to judge each of the entries – a different ‘celeb’ each month. To continue, our external speakers at our monthly Open Evening on the last Tuesday of the month. This month we welcome John Henry Phillips on the 29th. He is currently involved with a Diving Expedition off the French coast, looking for a WWII landing craft. In June (26th) we have a film on RAF Wattisham and July (31st) a presentation on the WWII Auxiliary Territorial Force. Please put these dates in your diaries – all welcome, 8.00pm start. We are Open 10.00 to 16.00 Every Sunday, April till October. (Additional Dates also planned – please check this publication, local media and our social media pages – Facebook and our web site) Free Entry, Refreshments, Gift Shop – Volunteers Always Welcome. We extend a very warm welcome to All. For full details please refer to our web site www.rctam94th.co.uk E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
For a professional caring service Including:
• Grooming Lounge • Pet Shop
Boldero Rd, Moreton Hall, Bury St. Edmunds, Suﬀolk IP32 7BS
Tel: 01284 747 000
www.moretonhallvets.co.uk MAY 2018 | 53
HOME + LIFESTYLE
r e v i R e th f o l l u P e h T A Journey into the Wild and Watery Heart of Britain MATT GAW
Price: £14.99 hardback I can still remember the first stroke. The first time the paddle cut the water and pushed us on: pulled us into a new sparkling six dimensional world, where the trees were both above us and beneath. Floating. At that time, almost two years ago, my friend and paddling companion James Treadaway had no idea about the journeys ahead of us. The maiden voyage along the Stour near Sudbury was essentially a wet run, to test the canoe that James had built in his garden – beavering away like a suburban Noah while his bemused neighbours peered over the fence, offering encouragement and the odd glass of orange squash. Like me, he had no experience of being on the water but he’d felt compelled to make a boat; spending months bending, shaping and gluing wood, before painting the canoe’s handsome curves and
broad bottom a joyous nautical red, the colour of Mae West’s lips. Yet, as soon as I’d finished that first short trip, I knew I wanted more. Back home I pored over maps, looking at the vascular bundle of rivers and tributaries spreading out across the county around my Suffolk home. Although the place names the blue lines skirted around or cut through were familiar, I now realised that there were miles of landscape, or rather waterscape, which I had missed. Even homely rivers that I had grown up alongside, The Stour in Suffolk and the Colne in Essex, suddenly felt unexplored and mysterious. If these rivers were national parks, I thought, we would have barely pulled into the car park.
A plan quickly began to form. First to re-explore my country, the places until so recently I thought I knew so well, to rewrite a psycho-geography made mean and narrow by the habits of land. But I also knew I wanted to go further, to paddle along the great rivers that have inspired, moved and licked the land into shape. I was desperate to go to those places where it is still possible to get lost, while knowing exactly where you are; a quiet exploration of everything from the smallest tributaries to stent-straight canals and thick arteries that pump towards the sea. Over chalk, gravel, clay and mud. Through fields, woodland, villages, towns and cities to experience places that might otherwise go unnoticed and perhaps unloved. Matt Gaw is a writer and journalist from Bury St Edmunds. You can follow him on Twitter @MattGaw
“Seen from the water, Britain’s familiar landscapes are made mesmerisingly new. The Pull of the River is a hugely satisfying work of exploration and reclamation, and one that will have you itching to cast off on your own riparian adventure.” - Melissa Harrison “Following in the long and distinguished tradition of Wind in the Willows and ¬Three Men in a Boat, Matt Gaw spends his time “messing about in boats”. In doing so, he entertains not only himself but us, in this delightful account of exploring the wonder of our waterways.”- Stephen Moss
www.MattGaw.com. MAY 2018 | 54
HOME + LIFESTYLE
Men’s Health Cancer Exercise Class Every Monday at Bury Leisure Centre, Studio 1 10:00 to 11:00am
• Cost £3 per week
“It made me understand that I am not alone. It helped me to socialise and talk to others who also have cancer, whilst making me realise the importance of being active”
For more information or to book a place please contact – the Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre, West Suffolk Hospital
Tel: 01284 713023
MARCH 2018 | 55
HOME + LIFESTYLE
56 | MAY 2018
r e n r o C t f a r C WELCOME TO THIS MONTH’S CRAFTY COLUMN.
Every month I share a crafty activity to try at home. I’m Michelle and I own the crafty foxes. I run adult and children’s workshops, children’s crafty parties, after school clubs, hen-dos and a wedding/events mobile crafty creche. Check out all my workshops on my website www.thecraftyfoxes.co.uk
This months make is a Rainbow Wind Chime. It’s a really simple outdoor activity to jazz up your garden. Great for smaller kids to get involved too. You will need a piece 6 sticks approximately 20cm long, some sand paper, acrylic paint, cup hooks and a piece of ribbon or string. • Remove the bark and sand the sticks until they are fairly smooth • Paint them with 2 coats of acrylic paint using a brush or sponge • Attach a mug hook by screwing it into one end of the sticks • Hang them a few centimetres apart on a ribbon or coloured string • Hang across tree branches in your garden and listen to them chime.
MAY 2018 | 57
HOME + LIFESTYLE
So glad the weather has improved!
We can’t win in England one minute it is freezing cold with rain and the next it is boiling hot! Also it’s my mums birthday this month! So big happy birthday to her!
I really love swimming but felt like I hadn’t been for ages, then recently I seem to have been going loads! I think we are really lucky in this area with the different swimming pools we have close by. I like going to Bury’s Abbeycroft pool as it’s quick and easy, plus the length of it is good for swimming lengths. It’s nice when I go with my family that I can choose between lane swimming or playing about. The inflatable octopus that they put out at certain times in the big pool is fun, but I spend most my time trying to get on and when I finally do, I then fall off! The baby pool is always super warm for the little ones and the bubble seats and flumes are good in the Pirate pool.
Recently we took my cousin to Sudbury Kingfisher pool, we all had a great time! I really like that Sudbury has a beach like pool, that is great for the little ones independence so they can walk around and don’t have to be held the whole time. My brother and I really enjoyed the inflatable assault course, wave machine and slide too! A good pool for different ages! 58 | MAY 2018
Thetford Breckland pool is also a really good pool to go to as it’s different from the other two as it has a lazy river to float along in. One of its pools is also like a beach and has the wave machine too. You can also choose from the other two pools to swim in- one is a deep pool (good for swimming lengths) and the other is more shallow for little children. The flume there is good fun too.
HOME + LIFESTYLE I was lucky enough to be invited by a friend to swim in the London Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park, Stratford for the ‘Extreme Aqua Splash’- it was so good, this was by far the best pool ever! When we walked into the area to get our bands on and pay for the swim we were all getting so excited and so close to seeing the pool. When we saw the pool is was so much bigger than I had expected it to be! Because the pool was 3meters deep everyone under the age of 16 had to wear a life jacket, but actually it was really helpful so that you could just float in the pool and didn’t use up all of your energy whilst waiting! The big pool had a large inflatable with lots of things to climb and try to get past like an assault course. There was something different to tackle everywhere you looked. In a separate pool there were giant lily pads that you had to try and run across to get to the end. There was also a 5m inflatable slide and a 3m one coming off from the diving boards in the third pool. We had to climb the stairs just like all the Olympic athletes! We laughed a lot and had an amazing time- I’d love to go back and do it again! If you get the chance to go to any of the pools I highly recommend it as they are so much fun!
websites make some noise
A M P L I F Y. DESIGN & PRINT t.
01284 765092 www.amplifydesign.co.uk
Rachels Mobile Hairdressing
Fully qualified stylist providing a top quality hairdressing service in the comfort of your own home. Dry Hair Cut Cut & Blowdry Perms (inc. cut)
Highlights (inc. cut)
from £5 from £10 from £30
To book an appointment please call
01359 233 371 or 07775 911 328 MAY 2018 | 59
HOME + LIFESTYLE
The South Suffolk Show
Ampton Racecourse, Ingham, Nr Bury St. Edmunds Follow the signs off the A134
SUNDAY, MAY 13th 2018
A Traditional Agricultural Show Featuring
Cattle, Sheep, Pigs & Horses, Farm Machinery, Trade Stands, Countryside Area, Food Hall, Arts & Craft Marquee, Children's Entertainment and Public Catering & Bar Ring attractions to include
‘The Cavalry of Heroes’ with their 100 year anniversary tribute to the soldiers and their horses of the First World War plus displays by The Suffolk Gundog Club, The EATC with Terrier Racing and Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations & Auction
“Come along to the South Suffolk and experience a great day out”
Admission: Adults £12, Children 5-16 £6, Senior Citizens £7, Family Ticket £30 (See website for discounted pre-show e-tickets and ticket retail outlets) FREE CAR PARKING For further info Tel: 01638 750879, or view
JDS Screen Printing Service Quality, Personalised, Screen Printing Service Variety of Garments Available Design Service Provided if Required Professional, Local Family Business
Clubs, Charity Events, Retail Outlets, Schools, Nurseries, Hen & Stag Parties Contact Us For Your Personal Quote... www.facebook.com/jsdscreenprinting www.instagram.com/jds_screenprinting Tel: 07900412171 60 | MAY 2018
HOME + LIFESTYLE
Rounded square Only use blue and/or white. For more details check out our Brand Guidelines.
MAY 2018 | 61
HOME + LIFESTYLE
by Paul Clarke
What to do in your garden in May... May in the garden sees the arrival of early summer and lots of promise of flowers and fruit to come and days sat in the shade reading a book and sipping something cool. At least that is what we hope though itâ€™s not unknown for a frost to occur up and until the middle of the month. One of the best months of the year in the garden as everything is still very green and fresh. At the end of May look out for Elderflowers in the countryside. If you have never done this before have a go at making Elderflower Champagne or Cordial. Fancy a visit to an Open Garden in May then why not look at visiting Holm House, Garden House Lane, Drinkstone on the 13th May or Bay Tree House, The Green, Rougham on the 21st May or Lavenham Hall, Hall Road, Lavenham on the 28th May . Further details can be found by contacting the National Garden Scheme
62 | MAY 2018
F THE MO O T AN
This is an easy to grow compact shrub which will make a welcome colourful addition to any garden. Flowering from May through June it will reach a height and width of 5ft or 150cm. Commonly known as a Broom it requires little attention after planting. Ideally plant in well drained soil but it will also fair well in shade or poor soil. If you want to keep the shrub down to size, prune after flowering in June.
CYTISUS BOSKOOP RUBY
Pauls jobs for the month General Maintenance
n Time to clip evergreen hedges n Keep on top of weeds n Keep birdbaths topped up with water. n Remove any blanketweed and lay on the side of ponds for a day so any life can return to the water. n Keep mowing your lawns regularly. Sow seed to fill any bare patches and edge your lawns n Increase water given to houseplants
Flower Garden n Tie in your climbing roses n Let your spring flowering bulbs die down naturally no need to tie up or cut down the foilage. n Plant up your pots and containers with summer bedding n Prune flowering currants and forsythia after flowering n Prune your Penstemons cut all the old shoots back to the base provided there is new growth at the bottom of the plant. n Remove flowered forget me knots after flowering to prevent them going to seed
n Tidy up all of your pot plants remove the top few cms of soil and replace with new compost. n May is a good month for dividing hostas
Vegetable and Fruit Garden n Earth up your potatoes until you have a canopy of foliage. The tubers start to swell as the plants come to flower, but don’t be tempted to harvest until the flower trusses are fully out. If we don’t get rain you will need to water to swell the tubers n Pinch out the tops of the broad beans once the flowers are visible, as it helps to keep the black fly at bay
This months poem...
n Harvest Rhubarb n Surround strawberries with straw to protect the fruit n All soft fruit berries will need a net protection or your blackbirds will make short work of them n Prune fig trees n Continue earthing up potatoes n If you haven’t done so already prepare a trench for some runner beans. Dig a trench a spade wide and around 2 spades depth. Add into this any vegetable and grass cuttings before covering with soil. Erect your cane supports before planting your runner beans.
“What is so sweet and dear As a prosperous morn in May, The confident prime of the day, And the dauntless youth of the year, When nothing that asks for bliss, Asking aright, is denied, And half of the world a bridegroom is, And half of the world a bride?” - William Watson, Ode in May, 1880
One-off jobs or regular maintenance on a weekly or monthly basis hedge trimming | grass cutting | general weeding & tidying up
Doing the jobs you don’t have time for... Call me for a quote on
01284 723625 or 07952 938010 Email: email@example.com
MAY 2018 | 63
MAY’S 5 REDUCE FOOD WASTE & SAVE MONEY TIPS O
n average, 30% (8.3 million tonnes) of food is thrown away in the UK every year, a massive £700 per household. If we all help stop this outrageous waste, the CO2 reduction would be the equivalent to taking 1 in 4 cars off the road! Here are a few tips to help you reduce food waste and save money.
Understand ‘Use by’ and ‘Best before’ dates
Try using food comparison websites and apps
Always stick to the ‘Use by’ date. The ‘Best before’ date is only a guideline and some foods keep for months or years after. Food on special offer close to the ‘best before’ date is safe and cheaper.
mysupermarket.co.uk compares the cost of groceries, household, health & beauty and other products across the various supermarkets. It’s easy to use and can save you a small fortune!
These ideas can save you £££’s! For more ideas on saving money & the environment visit ecofrenzy.com
Buy loose (rather than pre-packed) fruit and veg
Bulk buying saves money and reduces packaging
Check the cost per kg / lb / gram / ml on each item
For example, Royal Gala apples from Sainsbury’s. A pack of 4 apples weighing 630g cost £1.45 (£2.30 per kg). Loose apples were just £2.00 per kg, a 15% saving.
if you buy recycled toilet rolls from Sainsbury’s you pay £3.30 for a pack of 9, compare this to £1.80 for a pack of 4, that’s a saving of 19.5%. Take your calculator!
This figure is often shown on the price sticker on supermarket shelves, not on products. Retailers are cheeky and offers can be deceiving so make sure to check.
EcoFrenzy is a not-for-profit organisation founded by Tony Whittingham and Simon Dry. If you have any queries please visit www.ecofrenzy.com/contact-us or email firstname.lastname@example.org 64 | MAY 2018
HOME + LIFESTYLE
Symonds Road Bury St Edmunds IP32 7EW
letters & parcels travel services broadband & homephone cash deposits & withdrawals global money transfer bill payments car tax passports
everything you would expect from your Post Office® Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 0800 - 1800 WE ARE CLOSED SUNDAYS
Telephone: 01284 769841 www.mhpo.co.uk
MARTYN WEBB PLUMBING SERVICES Fully Qualified & Insured Plumber Over 30 Years Experience No Call Out Fee No Job Too Small Reliable and Friendly Service
• Quality Wrought Iron Work • Welding Fabrication • Security Metal Work We can offer our customers a complete service which includes:-
PLUMBING INSTALLATIONS • MAINTENANCE & REPAIRS COMPLETE BATHROOM REFURBISHMENTS WALL & FLOOR TILING • ALL TYPES OF SHOWERS FITTED RADIATORS • CYLINDERS • IMMERSION HEATERS PUMPS • BALL VALVES • SYPHONS • TAPS • OUTSIDE TAPS SERVICE VALVES • WATER SOFTENERS • SINK UNITS COLD WATER STORAGE TANKS
Telephone: 01284 852554 Mobile: 07864 712055 Email: email@example.com
Design & Specifications Full range of manufacturing processess In-house paintshop and metal finishing Delivery to site and installation
www.highamforge.co.uk MAY 2018 | 65
HOME + LIFESTYLE
Painting and Decorating DOMESTIC AND COMMERCIAL
l Interior Decorating l Exterior Decorating l Painting & Wallpapering l Plastering & Coving
l Quality Wall Coverings l Spraying, Tiling & Vinyl l Specialist Finishes l Redecoration
01284 624202 or 07479 030063
E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.srdecorating.co.uk
Light-heart meditation school
De-stress, find calm, be happy Mindfulness & meditation for everyone
NEW COURSES NEAR YOU
E: email@example.com T: 07747 540594 66 | MAY 2018
Mobile phone & tablet repairs MORTGAGES | PROTECTION | GENERAL INSURANCE l Looking for a new Mortgage? l Mortgage deal coming to an end? l Looking to maximize your investment with the right buy to let mortgage?
Talk to your local mortgage and protection experts, get access to hundreds of mortgages under one roof, get the right cover for you at the right price. Call Sarah Fordham at Castle Mortgages (UK) home/ property Tel: 01359 254042 | Mob: 07795 211933 YouDECEMBER be repossessed if you Email Sarah@castlemortgages.co.uk do not keep up repayments on your to arrange a free initial consultation mortgage.
Accounting for your success
HOME + LIFESTYLE
Serving Bury St Edmunds for 90 years Whiting & Partners has offices throughout East Anglia, we offers core accounting services with specialist expertise in: • Agriculture • Business Start up • Charities • Construction • Contractors • Cloud Accounting • Corporate Tax & Finance • Private Client • Property • Wealth Management
Bury St Edmunds Office Greenwood House Skyliner Way Bury St. Edmunds Suffolk. IP32 7GY Telephone: 01284 752313 firstname.lastname@example.org
whitingandpartners.co.uk B ury St. E dm u n ds | E l y | Hu n ti n gdon | Ki n g’s Lynn | March | Mild enhall Peter bo r o u gh | Ra ms e y | St. Iv e s | St. Neots | Wisb ech
HOME + LIFESTYLE
The Naked Builder Ltd Carpentry & Building Services
Construction Renovation Property Maintenance Extensions & Loft Conversions Newbuilds & Design Plastering Roofing Electrical Installations Kitchens & Bathrooms Plumbing Fencing, Patios & Drives Garage Conversions and much, much more...
Call or email for a no obligation quote T: 01284 811 111 M: 07920 056888 E: email@example.com
STEWART BRACEY Painter & Decorator
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR PAINTING Based in Bury St. Edmunds, we offer the highest quality workmanship. No job is too large or small. CALL TODAY TO DISCUSS YOUR PROJECT
T. 07778 477159 /01284 701395 E. firstname.lastname@example.org
68 | MAY 2018
Providing peace of mind IT Services for home and small businesses. Business IT Support Office 365 / Cloud Solutions Broadband Networking Windows and Mac Cyber Security Experts
Sondela Consulting “Your Local IT Resource in Bury” Call us on: 07887 998167 Email:email@example.com
HOME + LIFESTYLE
BUBBLERush Exciting new family friendly event is coming to Bury St Edmunds This summer, those living in and around Bury St Edmunds will be able to join in with the areas frothiest, most colourful foam party. Bubble Rush, sponsored by CurveMotion, is coming to west Suffolk for the first time and the event involves a 5km run, walk or dance around Nowton Park in Bury St Edmunds. Taking place on Sunday 29 July, the non–competitive event is fun for the whole family and features five bubble stations with cannons blasting coloured bubbles covering participants in safe, frothy foam. As part of the entry fee, everyone who takes part will receive a Bubble Rush t-shirt to wear during
the event and everyone who completes the course will also receive a participants medal. Taking part in the event will help raise vital funds for Zest, part of the St Elizabeth Hospice family, which aims to help care for young adults in the region living with a progressive or terminal illness. Josh Margereson is one young adult who will benefit from the money raised by Bubble Rush and said: “I may be a young adult with a serious illness but I’m still a young adult who wants to do the same things that others my age do. I want to hang out with my friends and take part in activities that everyone else does and the
money raised from Bubble Rush with help me do this. “As well as that, I know that looking after me can be hard on my family sometimes so it’s nice to be able to give them a break too. One of the big aims of Zest is to be able to provide short breaks for people like me so that I can have some time being cared for my specialists but also give my family some time together without having to worry if I’m OK. “By taking part in Bubble Rush in Bury St Edmunds in July, you’ll really help make a real difference to young adults like me who are living with a progressive or terminal illness in this area.”
Tickets to the event are priced at £25 for adults (£20 if purchased before 22 May) with under 16s taking part for £12 (£8 if purchased before 22 May). Those under two can take part for free. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at bubblerush.eventbrite.co.uk
MAY 2018 | 69
In 2016, AlanAlan Deakins In 2016, Deakins THE STORY THE STORY In 2016, Alan Deakins THE STORY retired fromfrom filmmaking, became a a retired filmmaking, became
retired from filmmaking, became a In 2016, Alan Deakins THE STORY Samaritan, and bought a bike on eBay Samaritan, and bought a bike on eBay retiredSamaritan, from filmmaking, and became boughtaa bike on eBay for £80. On his 70th birthday, he had for for £80. OnOn his birthday, he a a Samaritan, and bought a70th bike on eBay £80. his70th birthday, he had had a forstroke. £80. stroke. On Fortunately, his 70th birthday, he had a Fortunately, he fully recovered. he stroke. Fortunately, hefully fullyrecovered. recovered. stroke. Fortunately, he fully recovered. Two years on he is still a Samaritan Two years on he is still a in Two on years is still aSamaritan Samaritan in in Two years he ison stillhe a Samaritan in Bury St Edmunds, and he is still riding Bury St Edmunds, and he is still riding Bury St Edmunds, he is still riding Bury St Edmunds, and he isand still riding his bike. hishis bike. bike. his bike.
OLD MAN ON A BIKE OLD MAN ON BIKE OLD MAN ON BIKE OLD MAN ON AAABIKE SHORT STORY - LONG JOURNEY - GOOD CAUSE
SHORT STORY - LONG JOURNEY - GOOD CAUSE SHORT STORY - LONG JOURNEY GOOD CAUSE SHORT STORY - LONG JOURNEY - -GOOD CAUSE THE JOURNEY On 17 June, Alan will cycle from St Petersburg to Bury St Edmunds (a 60 day journey of 1700 miles, taking him
through Russia, Estonia,On Lithuania, Latvia, Kaliningrad, Poland, THE JOURNEY 1717 June, Alan willwill cycle from St Petersburg JOURNEY On June, Alan cycle from St Petersburg THE THE JOURNEY On 17 June, Alan will cycle from St Petersburg
Germany, Holland. (a(a to 6060 day journey of 1700 miles, taking himhim toBury BuryStand StEdmunds Edmunds day journey of 1700 miles, taking to Bury St Edmunds (a 60 day journey of 1700 miles, taking him through Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Kaliningrad, through Russia, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Kaliningrad, Poland, You probablyLithuania, know that Samaritans are there for Poland, THE CAUSE through Russia, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, and Holland. anyone in emotional distress, strugglingLatvia, to cope orKaliningrad, at risk of suicide Germany, and Holland. Germany, andLast Holland. 24/7/365. year Bury St Edmunds Samaritans, handled 30,000 calls and responded toYou thousands of emails and texts. You probably know that Samaritans areare there for for THE CAUSE probably know that Samaritans there THE CAUSE anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope or at risk of suicide YouSamaritans probably know Samaritans there THE24/7/365. CAUSE Did you know each branch is that self-funding? As wellorare asat risk anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope of for suicide Last year Bury Edmunds handled 30,000 doing work, we're out thereSt raising funds to continue. anyone in our emotional distress, struggling toSamaritans, cope or at risk of suicide 24/7/365. Last year Bury St Edmunds Samaritans, handled 30,000 calls and responded to thousands of emails and texts. 24/7/365. Last year Bury St Edmunds Samaritans, handled 30,000 That's why this old man is getting on his bike. calls and responded to thousands of emails and texts. calls Did and responded toDeakins thousands ofepic emails and texts. As well as you know each Samaritans is self-funding? Please support on hisbranch ride. Did you knowAlan each Samaritans branch is self-funding? As well as doing work, we'reand outTwitter. there raising funds to continue. Follow our him on Facebook Did you know Samaritans branch is self-funding? As well as doing oureach work, we're out there raising funds to continue. To support: why this old out manthere is getting on funds his bike. doingThat's our work, we're raising to continue. That's why this old man is getting on his bike. www.mydonate.bt.com Please support Alanis Deakins onhis hisbike. epic ride. That'sOrwhy this oldto: man getting on donate direct
Please support Alan Deakins on his epic ride.
Follow on Facebook Bury St him Edmunds Samaritansand Twitter. Please support Alan Deakinsand onTwitter. his epic ride. Follow him on Facebook Barclays Bank To support: Sort code: 20-16-12 FollowTo him on Facebook and Twitter. support: Registered charity number 1174114 www.mydonate.bt.com Account: 43319148
www.mydonate.bt.com To support: Or donate direct to: www.mydonate.bt.com Or donate direct Samaritans to: Bury St Edmunds Bury St Edmunds Samaritans Barclays Bank Or donate direct to: Barclays Bank code: 20-16-12 Bury Sort St Edmunds Samaritans Sort code: 20-16-12 Account: 43319148 Barclays Bank Account: 43319148 Sort code: 70 MAY 2018 20-16-12 70 || MAY 2018 Account: 43319148
Registered charity number 1174114 Registered charity number 1174114
Registered charity number 1174114
HOME + LIFESTYLE
MAY 2018 | 71
HOME + LIFESTYLE
Model wears Floral Yellow Jumpsuit Â£22 from Asda 72 | MAY 2018
Yellow is the way to go!
HOME + LIFESTYLE
Front Twist Strapless Yellow Midi Dress £19.99 from New Look Black Strappy Wedge Sandal £14.99 from Shoe Zone Yellow Floral Jumpsuit £39 from Miss Selfridge Yellow Tassel Drop Earring £3 from Primark Womens Off-the-shoulder Top £18 from M&Co Yellow And Black Stripped Trouser £17.99 from New Look Yellow Heels £12 from Primark
Rejuvenate your body & mind
yoga tai chi qi gong
pilates meditation counselling
therapies café mother & baby
Random Acts of Kindness We all know that it is good to be kind. We probably think we are kind, but do we do the small things that make a difference? I was in a local supermarket recently paying for my groceries when I realised I hadn’t even looked at the cashier. My mind was full of stuff to plan for the weekend and in my haste I had forgotten my manners so I apologised and was rewarded with a huge smile. “Thank you,” she said. “You would be amazed how many people treat me like a robot!”.
Why not set yourself a goal this month to do three kind things every day that you wouldn’t normally do and see how soon kindness becomes a habit. Here are some suggestions to get you started-
On the way home I thought about how sad it must be to sit there day after day helping others and not be rewarded with even a smile or word of thanks. I think about kindness a lot and how easy it is to make someone’s day. In 1982 Anne Herbert scrawled the words “practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty” on a place mat and a new philosophy was born. It’s an idea that really resonates with what we do here at the centre. Random acts of kindness can be spontaneous, aimed at loved ones or strangers, big or small, a one-off or regular commitment, it isn’t hard.
8. Treat your friend to a class.
1. Say thank you as much as you can. 2. Smile at checkout staff and ask them how their day is going. 3. Pay for the coffee of the person behind you in the queue. 4. Stop your car to let others pull out before you. 5. Help people with buggies get up and down stairs. 6. Guard your words, and speak kindly to others and yourself. 7. Take your grandchildren to weekly classes and give mum some time for herself, we see this a lot at our mother and baby classes. 9. Take a box of chocolates to work for no reason and share with your co-workers. 10. Mow your neighbour’s lawn as well as your own. 11. Walk someone else’s dog whilst they are at work. 12. Volunteer doing something you enjoy. (We are hiring at the moment!) 13. Give away free hugs. 14. Check up on elderly neighbours living alone, invite them for tea or pick up their shopping. 15. Listen and give them time.
The Self Centre • Kempson Way• Bury St Edmunds • Suffolk IP32 7AR
HOME + LIFESTYLE
Circle Dancing Workshop with Jen Larner Date: Saturday 5th May Time: 2pm - 4.30pm ‘Circle Dancing is fun, gentle movement to wonderful music from all over the world.’ Enjoy yourself exercising in a gentle, fun way with support from others around you. Dance styles can vary hugely, from meditative/reflective to more energetic and will be tailored to the individual needs of the group. Cost £15 per person (incl. refreshments). Mindfulness Meditation 6 week course with Amanda Flood
Date: Saturday 2nd June - 7th July Time: 9.30am - 10.30am A six week Saturday morning course teaching all the basic techniques of mindfulness. It will be educational, profoundly relaxing, and potentially life-changing. Cost: £66 per person.
Art of Integration - yoga workshop with Heather Boon
Date: Sunday 6th May Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm Integrating movement and space in the body, muscles, bones, tissues and skin to unify the body and bring balance. Cost: £60 per person.
Yin and Yang - yoga workshop with Tracy Wyatt Date: Saturday 12th May Time: 1.30pm - 4pm Beginning with quiet yin postures, working deeply on relaxing and releasing tension in the body and ending with a yang sequence to enliven, strengthen and revive. Cost: £25 per person (refreshments included). All levels welcome. Monthly Teacher Time with Heather Boon Date: Monday 14th May Time: 11.30am - 2.30pm Yoga class for yoga teachers, teachers in training and experienced students to discuss and explore different aspects of their practice. Cost: £20 per person. Jivamukti Yoga - Chakra Focus with Dawn McNamara
Date: Saturday 19th May Time: 2pm - 4pm Focusing on the Sacral Chakra, Svadhisthana, to increase creativity, individuality and joy for life. Cost: £20 per person.
Gong Baths with Vicky warner - All Cost: £12 per person. Reiki Gong Bath Meditation - New Moon Date: Saturday 12th May Time: 7pm - 8pm. Meditation to bring in new focus and direction. Desire and Individuality Gong Bath Date: Saturday 19th May Time: 5pm - 6pm. Working on the Sacral Charkra, Svadhisthana to increase creativity and joy for life. Reiki Gong Bath Meditation - Full Moon Date: Saturday 26th May Time: 5pm - 6pm. Release the old, let go of the past and make space for new adventures.
Please see website for full details • Concessions available on all workshops MAY 2018 | 75 t. 01284 769090 e. firstname.lastname@example.org www.the-self-centre.co.uk
HOME + LIFESTYLE
at St Edmundsbury Cathedral
Powerful, inventive, exciting
Sena Larard soprano Christopher Turner tenor Graeme Danby bass Prometheus Orchestra Bury Bach Choir Philip Reed conductor
Saturday 2 June 2018, 7.30pm
St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds Tickets £15, £20 and £25 via the Apex Box Office 01284 758000 or from our website
www.burybachchoir.co.uk 76 | MAY 2018
HOME + LIFESTYLE
PLANT & TOOL HIRE l Gardening and landscaping equipment l Diggers and dumpers l Access equipment l Small tool hire l Carpet cleaners l Concreting equipment
re! and much mo For all your tool and plant hire needs Thurston Road, Great Barton, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP31 2PJ Telephone: 01284 788122 Email: email@example.com
We are a proud member of the Hire Association Europe
MAY 2018 | 77
HOME + LIFESTYLE
A flexible storage company you can trust. ARCHIVING
Modern Secure Site 24 hour CCTV Surveillance 24 hour Access
Swipe Card Entry System Timed Lighting Individually Secured Units The Barton Road Industrial Estate, Barton Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 7BE
COMPETITIVE RATES No hidden extras
T: 01284 750019 | www.ssstorage.co.uk
78 | MAY 2018
HOME + LIFESTYLE
PLAY EAT & DRINK Bury Golf Range l Watching Live Sporting events l A Meal All Day Every Day l Drinks Promotions l Playing Snooker l Pool & Darts l Live Music l Poker & Machines l Function Suite
“For all your golfing needs” • Free Weekend Junior Coaching • Floodlit Driving Range • PGA Golf Tuition • Srixon Range Balls • Power Tees • Tommi Putt Lab • Computer Analysis Tuition Studio • Technology Driven Club Fitting Studio
Open 7 Days a Week Mon-Fri until 9pm Weekends until 5.30pm Eastgate Street •Bury St Edmunds • Tel: 01284 704231
A large bucket of balls with this coupon MHD 2015
Rushbrooke Lane • Bury St Edmunds • Suffolk IP33 3RR
Tel: 01284 723894
DECEMBER MAY 2018 2015 | 79
HOME + LIFESTYLE
WINDOW & DOOR REPAIRS Broken door or window locks & handles Mouldy/misty poly roof sheets l Broken/misty glass units l Yellow/cracked door panels l Letter boxes or cat flaps l Security chains/Spyholes/Knockers l Hinges for doors & windows l Locksmith/Barrel Locks changed
NO JOB TOO LA OR TORGE SMALLO
Want to upgrade yourâ€¦
Windows and Doors to Energy rated glass units, reducing condensation?
FOR ALL YOUR WINDOWS, DOORS AND CONSERVATORY REPAIRS IN SUFFOLK
CALL 01284 615653 or 07769 704971 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.window-repaircentre.co.uk
Thinking of buying new windows, doors or a conservatory? Then contact the... WINDOWS DOORS CONSERVATORY ADVISORY CENTRE
Good Decisions start with Good Advice Call us now on:
01284 615653 or 07769 704971 80 | MAY 2018
Insist on the original ‘top that fits on top’.
You can have the kitchen you’ve always dreamed of without the nightmare of weeks of disruption and mess. Our quartz, granite, porcelain and glass worktops are custom-made in our own workshops before being expertly fitted on top of your existing surface by our own craftsmen, transforming your kitchen completely in as a little as one day.
Start at the top
Our worktops are just the beginning. With over 30 colours to choose from, there’ a style to suit every look, from Country Kitchen to Scandinavian Chic. Add splashbacks, replacement doors, mosaics and flooring to match and your dream has come true.
Tough and beautiful
Our high performance materials are heat, stain and scratch resistant and come with an industry-leading lifetime warranty.
• Worktops, splashbacks, doors, floors, appliances and accessories • High performance, low maintenance • No demolition - less waste, less mess, less disruption • Installed in as little as 1 day • Local business, global reputation • Kitchens, bathrooms and more
Christ Church MORETON HALL For many of you Easter was an event that is now long past, particularly as the children have gone back to school after their Easter holiday. But what people fail to understand is that the Easter celebrations within Christianity go on up to and including the day of Pentecost which this year is 20th May. In that fifty day period Jesus Christ appeared many times and on one occasion to five hundred people. What was the purpose of his death and resurrection and all these appearances? The answer is so that people could be forgiven. The rejection, maltreatment, unfair trial and horrible crucifixion of Jesus Christ was humanities’ worst example of its rejection of its Father God. After the death of His Son God could have had a very good reason for inflicting a horrible judgement upon not just His own special people, the Jews, but the whole of humanity. But He did not. Why? Because God longs to forgive; He loves His people; He is offended by their sin; He just needs for them to admit they are wrong, turn and ask His forgiveness. Christians are, above all else, forgiven people. They should be, and often are, people who realise they are wrong, say they are sorry, ask for forgiveness, and receive it, and then go on to learn the blessing of being able to forgive others. But we live in a culture and a society where forgiveness is seen as both stupid and weak. We can think of thousands of reasons why we should not forgive and we consider those people who do forgive to be stupid, simple, weak and, worst of all, creating an environment
82 | MAY 2018
where further injustice can happen. But the complete reverse is true. If you can learn to forgive, at that moment you let go of so many hurtful and self destructive emotions and feelings that you, yourself, are liberated and, in a strange way, you also liberate them. Often being forgiven brings people to a right mind about themselves, their world and their part in it. One of the reasons why God freely forgives is that it is the way to set free. In the twenty seven years I have been ministering on Moreton Hall estate, I have had thousands of conversations with people but I have come across five statements which people make which always cause me concern. They are: ‘They cannot be forgiven; they are too bad or too awful’ ‘I don’t need forgiveness, I am all right’ ‘I cannot forgive them under any circumstances’ ‘I cannot be forgiven’ ‘I cannot forgive God for what He has done to me.’ If you can identify with any or all, of those statements, you have a problem with forgiveness. Being forgiven and being able to forgive is something I have struggled with. However when I have managed to do it, I have rewarded with such a wonderful sense of liberation that it make life so much better than you can imagine. Not only did it make me a better person it made whole world around me a much more pleasing place. If you want to know more about the power of forgiveness, or if you want to
be forgiven, or if you want to see what forgiveness can do for others, why not join us at any of our services over the next few weeks. Or if you want further 8.30am Holy Communion information of a private nature, please 6th 8.30am Holy Communion 10.30am Family Worship contact me directly. From the 10th to the 20th of May we will be setting 6.30pm Open Space aside special time to pray for our estate10.30am Family Worship and the world This is an international imitative led by the Archbishops, please 6.30pm Open Space 10.30am Morning Worship join us or send us your requests. for Parish Nurse for May I also draw your attention to 13th 10.30am Morning Worship Sunday on 13th May? On that day we Sunday Parish Nurse Sunday will celebrate and honour our Parish 6.30pm Word Alive with Nurse, Lesley Williams, by holding a 6.30pm Word with Holy HolyAlive Communion special â€˜Parish Nurseâ€™ Sunday service. Communion We do hope you will be able to come along and find out more about Parish Nursing. 20th 10.30am Holy Communion 10.30am Holy Communion Sunday 13th May is also the beginning 6.30pm Open Space 6.30pm Open Space of Christian Aid week. We will, as usual, be knocking on doors in the Moreton Hall area and collecting for 27th 10.30am Morning Worship the important and incredible work 10.30am Morning Worship that Christian Aid does around the 6.30pm Alive 6.30pm Word Word Alive world. Moreton Hall has always been very generous and I hope this year, with all the suffering you see on your televisions, you will be prompted to be even more generous than you normally are so that people who have lost everything will find the hope and help they need to face a very uncertain future.
May OurSUNDAY May6thServices
SUNDAY 13th May
SUNDAY 20th May SUNDAY 27th May
With every good wish, Yours sincerely,
Revd. Canon Jonathan Ford. Minister Christ Church Moreton Hall MAY 2018 | 83
Friday 11th May
ISLANDS IN THE STREAM (Music)
Enjoy the songs of the Queen and King of country music – Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door and get ready for a night in the company of Country Music Royalty!
This thigh-slapping stage show brings together the beloved glamour and personality of Dolly, along with Kenny’s charisma and energy with hit after hit including: Jolene, Ruby, 9 to 5, Lucille, Here You Come Again, The Gambler, I Will Always Love You, Coward of the Country, plus the smash hit Islands in the Stream. Enjoy a superb score and supreme musicianship as we bring the house down with the ultimate tribute to two country music legends. 7.30pm. Book Online.
Friday 25th May
PSYCHIC SALLY KISSES TO HEAVEN (Drama) World renowned psychic, television and theatre star and the UK’s favourite award winning medium Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her phenomenal interactive stage show. Sally is one of the Uk’s most successful touring acts and has been wowing audiences across the country for the past 9 years. Sally’s jaw dropping show has attracted amazed reviews from theatre goers and psychic fans. The messages from beyond come thick and fast. Funny, entertaining, touching, sometimes heartbreaking, often controversial; Kisses to Heaven showcases the phenomenal ability of the nation’s best loved medium. Sally says ‘The shows will be psychic dynamite and although they are undoubtedly entertaining, there is also a very serious side, which is to give audience members messages of hope and love from the other side’. 7.30pm. Limited Tickets. Book Online.
*Times and dates correct at time of going to press. Please check with organiser for full details/availability. 84 | MAY 2018
Great Comedy at the
THEATRE ROYAL THIS MAY Coming up in May at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, a pair of shows guaranteed to tickle the funny bones. Richard Herring returns to the stage for the second instalment in his once-a-decade examination of ageing, Oh Frig, I’m 50! which takes a hilariously brutal and honest look back at how his life has changed in the last decade (Wed 9 May). Followed by Radio Active where original stars Angus Deayton, Helen Atkinson Wood, Michael Fenton Stevens and Philip Pope will reunite to perform classic scripts from the award winning BBC Radio 4 show (Thu 10 May). Richard Herring has created thirteen stand-up shows since 2004, performing them for eleven consecutive years at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, usually with annual nationwide tours following, and he has been described by The British Theatre Guide as “one of the leading hidden masters of modern British comedy”. He is also recognised as a pioneer of comedy podcasting, initially with broadcaster Andrew Collins on The Collings and Herrin Podcast and more recently with high-profile comedians such as Simon Pegg, Russell Brand and Stephen Fry on Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast. Radio Active was a radio comedy programme broadcast on BBC Radio 4 during the 1980s which ran for seven series. Originally starting as a loosely framed series of unlinked sketches and songs, it later developed into more thematically focused episodes lampooning broadcasting genres and even sometimes a specific programme such as Ultra Quiz and Crimewatch. The new show will feature the original cast performing a pair of classic scripts in the style of a live radio recording. Both shows run for one night only, Oh Frig, I’m 50! on Tue 9 May at 7.30pm and Radio Active on Wed 10 May at 8pm. Tickets are on sale at the Box Office, call 01284 769505, book online using the links below or visit the theatre in person. Oh Frig I’m 50! - www.theatreroyal.org/shows/richard-herringoh-frig-im-50/ Radio Active - www.theatreroyal.org/shows/radio-active/
MAY 2018 | 85
y a M
CINEMA LISTINGS & REVIEWS
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
Director Anthony Russo, Joe Russo Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Benicio Del Toro, Bradley Cooper, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeremy Renner, Josh Brolin, Karen Gillan, Mark Ruffalo, Paul Bettany, Paul Rudd, Peter Dinklage, Pom Klementieff, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Tom Holland, Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Read our review online now at:
www.burystedmundsdirectories.co.uk/whats-on 86 | MAY 2018
READY PLAYER ONE Reviewed by Gemma Procter
Let’s start by saying, I’m not a ‘gamer’ but my 10 year old son is, so I took him and his friend along to see this thinking they would absolutely love it. And they did, but even more surprisingly, I think I loved it even more! It’s by Steven Spielberg, so you kind of know it’s potentially going to be pretty good. Set in the future, in a quite frightening prediction that all the world will be living double lives, but their main lives being lived out in virtual reality, it follows the characters trying to complete a ‘game’ - learning a lot about themselves along the way. There are a lot of retro music and gaming throwbacks, which is why I think this may have appealed to me more than the boys! I loved it!
GHOST STORIES Reviewed by Sally Walters
Being a horror fan, this was on my list to watch at the cinema, British made, I was a little dubious as to how good the effects would be without the Hollywood budget, but off I went, dragging my pal who is not so into the scary stuff. A few familiar faces popped up, including the very famous Paul Whitehouse and Martin Freeman, both comedy actors, I immediately thought then, would this be funny more than scary? I was wrong, from the off, we were jumping out of our seats, luckily no popcorn in hand! We were both terrified to what was about to come next, the story is based on three individual character inexplicible hauntings, a Professor who is not a believer, investigates, trying to prove them wrong, but without spoiling it for all of you that have still to watch this film, it ends with a really weird but brilliant twist, getting your thoughts confused as to what actually is going on! Not at all predictable or expected! I certainly was gripped all the way through, but this film is not to everyone’s taste so I am giving it a thumbs up to paranormal fans but to anyone that likes more blood and gore, this isn’t for you. 8/10
Call for information & phone bookings on
0871 200 2000
or visit the website www.cineworld.co.uk MAY 2018 | 87
UPVC BACK DOOR AND COMPOSITE FRONT DOOR PACKAGE FROM
Maintenance-free, weatherproof, energy efficient and super secure. All our doors are fitted with the Ultion Lock as standard. Ultion is the only burglar proof* lock on the market. *If an intruder breaks in by forcing the lock. If an intruder breaks in by snapping the lock within 10 years of installation Ultion will pay you £1,000
The only tool that opens a Frames Conservatories Direct locked door 3 3 3 3 3 3
Local business Family owned & run NO HARD SELL No deposit 10 year insurance-backed guarantee Two showrooms
VISIT THE SHOWROOM:
Unit 3, Barton Road Retail Park, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP32 7BE (Nr Farm Foods) Open 7 days a week, Monday-Saturday 10am–4.30pm & Sunday 10am-1pm.
Call 01284 799 470 or visit our website www.fcdhomeimprovements.co.uk
88 | MAY 2018
Sybil Andrews Academy
Arts Society birthday celebrated with student project A secondary school has spoken of its honour after playing an integral role in celebrating the golden jubilee of the Arts Society Bury St Edmunds. Society members teamed up with Sybil Andrews Academy to organise a artist in residency which saw mixed media landscape artist Alfie Carpenter work closely with students over a two-week period.
Hannah Nield, Head of Art at Sybil Andrews, said: “This was an amazing opportunity for our young students to work closely, and learn from, a respected and hugely talented artist.
The culmination of the work – an eye-catching mural around the theme ‘Our View’ - was unveiled in the school’s main hall at a special ceremony on Friday while Alfie also produced another piece to hang at Sybil Andrews.
“Alfie couldn’t have been more accommodating with his time and energy and both the mural, and his own work, are testimony to the success of the project.
Mary Payne, responsible for Young Arts coordination within The Arts Society Bury St Edmunds, said: “We are all thrilled at the success of this collaboration and the final pieces of work are simply stunning. “We wanted to do something special to celebrate our 50th anniversary and we wanted to do something to encourage an interest in arts among young people, as this is one of our primary objectives. “We were delighted to work with the school – which was an outstanding choice given the international fame of the artist Sybil Andrews.” Alfie said he wanted to use the project to capture a moment in time and said he was delighted to be part of the “Sybil Andrews family”.
“We would like to thank everyone who supported the artist in residency and especially the Arts Society Bury St Edmunds for allowing us to play a part in their milestone anniversary.” Mrs Payne also wanted to thank local companies Denny Bros and Jewson for supporting the project with donations.
Bury St. Edmunds
As the season commences the ground is in terrific condition despite all the rain the grounds team of Bobby and Mark Flack along with their team of volunteers have produced playing surface. Bury St Edmunds Cricket Club will be running 4 Saturday teams and 2 Sunday teams, as well as a Ladies team in the T 20 League.
Picture left is Dominic Manthorpe who has earned a summer contract with Leicestershire. He is also part of the MCC Young Cricketers squad. He will be an important part of the Bury St Edmunds team in the season ahead.
We also have a large number of junior players, boys and girls. We welcome new players at all levels so please feel free to attend matches during the season. There is no entry charge and the bar will be open for most of the playing time. Junior cricket sessions for boys and girls are taking place every Wednesday and Friday evenings. Fixture books are available from the foyer of the Victory Ground Sports Centre, please come along and enjoy some cricket in a relaxed atmosphere.
Sean Park welcoming Murray Commins, 21 years old, left hand batsman and fast medium bowler to The Victory Ground.
If you want to join or know more about Bury St Edmunds Cricket Club contact Club president David Barker on email@example.com or ring on 07876 496064. 90 | MAY 2018
going above and beyond...
...to find your buyer! When it comes to selling houses, we know a thing or two... Delivering the advice and results you need and always with a smile (cape optional!)
Rememberâ€Śyour superhero is only a phone call away!
More than just an estate agent 01359 234444 firstname.lastname@example.org allhomes.uk.com
HOME + LIFESTYLE
STORAGE AT SECURE PREMISES
COMPETITIVE STORAGE RATES
CALL US TODAY!
Giving you peace of mind! E: email@example.com T: 01359 251198 or 07976 353447 www.wardsofstanton.co.uk
92 | DECEMBER 2015
Stephen John Salon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 700100 Beautiful U . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 701420 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 Serenity Yoga Suffolk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07930 199582 Sam Hendricks Massage. . . . . . . . . . . . . 07473 502920 Self Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 769090 Levettes Beauty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07799 304864
& fitness classes
Suffolk Age UK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 757740
Oven Clean. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 259818 Bone Dry Carpet Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . 01787 223857 Stewart Bracey Painter & Decorator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07778 477159 or 01284 701395 Time for You Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 258991 Foster Electrical Services . . . . . . . . . . . . 01842 337801 Granite Transformations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01473 851360 Decorating & Fencing by D. Perrin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 615345 or 07930 976824
home furnishings Hartwell Blinds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 753310 John Doe of Diss. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01379 644081 Enspire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 755420
& letting agents
Amplify Design & Print. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 765092
Taylor Engall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 725800 Castle Mortgages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 254042 All Homes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 234444
Auto Park MOT & Service Centre. . 01284 706888 Premier Bodyworks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 755558 John Banks Group. . . . . . . 01284 545130 or 545864
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 Wards of Stanton Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 251198
Bluestone Paving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 716405 Archley Driveways & Landscape Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 724486 Stuart Langston Arboricultural Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 760107 Paulâ€™s Garden Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 723625 Marlows Garden Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 763155 Sawmill Log Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 729091
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 269415 MA Smith Tiling . . 07899 890765 or 07887 754114 Pete Austin Electricians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 747284
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
& social clubs
Pot Black Sports Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 704231 Bury Golf Range & Golf Store . . . . . . . 01284 723894 Moreton Hall Community Centre . . 01284 763405 Planet Laser. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 220102 Moreton Hall Health Club. . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 704232 Skyliner Gym. . . . . . . . . . www.acleisure.com/skyliner Bury Town Football Club. . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 799466
MAY 2018 | 93
We are amplify. Directory
You may have known us as the PIT Group Ltd or Gemma Walters Design & Marketing. Well, we’ve rebranded! We are AMPLIFY Design & Print.
and leaflets, signage and vehicle graphics, marketing materials, exhibition stands, email marketing, business stationery – you name it, we can do it!
We care about our clients and our goal is to help them have a thriving business that succeeds. We always go the extra mile to help you get the right results from your marketing efforts.
TIMELINE OF THE COMPANY
After over 20 years trading, we’ve made the decision Our small, but perfectly formed team, has steadily grown to combine the companies over the years – here’s a look back at how we’ve progressed. in order to streamline our offering as a complete full 2002 service design and print Ian joins 2007 Print in Touch Ltd company. The business acquires MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
MAY 2018 1996
a local publication, The Moreton Hall Directory
Cat joins the company to assist with advertising sales and account handling
1 2 3 4 5 6
WHAT DO WE DO?
We provide graphic design, web design and print services to large and small businesses, in Bury St Edmunds, throughout Suffolk, the rest of the UK and globally.
Jeremy starts the business as Print in Touch Ltd providing print services
Gemma joins the business offering graphic design services
Sally joins the design team
The company rebrands to AMPLIFY Design & Print
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Our services include web design, branding and logo design, social media, print, photography, newsletters and brochures, advertising, packaging design, PR, flyers
A M P L I F Y.
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 DESIGN & PRINT
21 2223 24 252627 28 29 30 31
Visit www.amplifydesign.co.uk to see some of our recent projects.
94 | MAY 2018
N C R PA DS
P OS M AT E R I A L
M AG A Z I N E D E SIGN
C A R DS A N D I N V I TAT ION S
WE B S I T E S
D I G I TA L M A R K ET IN G
F OL D E R S
E M A I L M A R K E T IN G
PAC KAG I N G D E S I G N & P RIN T
A N N UA L R E P ORTS
M A R K E T I N G M AT ERIA LS
B R OC H UR E S
B US I N E SS C A RDS
B R A N D I N G A N D LOGO D ESIGN
F LYE R S A N D L E A F LETS
P OP UP S
D I R E C T M A IL
E X H I B I T I ON / E V E N T D ESIGN
P R OM OT I ON S
B US I N E SS STAT I ON ERY
P H OTOG R A P H Y
S I G N AG E
N E WS L E T T E RS
V E H I C L E G R A P H IC S
A DV E R T I S I N G
HOME + LIFESTYLE
Get your marketing message heard loud and clear with award-winning design and print from the publishers of The Bury St Edmunds Directories. Give us a call today to see how we can help you shout about your business.
A M P L I F Y.
DESIGN & PRINT
Amplify Design & Print, Unit 11, Barton Road Retail Park, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP32 7BE
MAY 2018 | 95
GO FOR GOLD The start line is just the beginning
Take your first step towards a better, healthier you for as little as
ÂŁ31 per month with a ÂŁ10 start up fee Go at your own pace with our personalised STEPS programme and receive expert advice and support at every stage! Your journey starts with us in-centre or online at www.acleisure.com