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BENCH

Having been kept clean and tidy it has been agreed that the seat or bench shall remain, we are going out for quotes to have it repainted, hopefully not as it is now, but perhaps a nice green to blend in with the area. Still awaiting quotes.

BOY RACERS

I am sure some of you may have listened to Rwsfm 105.3 (radio west Suffolk your local radio for Bury St Edmunds) where Julie MacLeod had Tim Passmore the Police Commissioner, he answered questions put to him by Julie on behalf of the residents of Moreton Hall who suffer from these mindless idiots. Tim assured us that he will be speaking to the powers to be about this ongoing problem. Some cautions have been given out, about six I believe but more needs to be done. Another point raised was the call line 101, people have been put on hold for up to 20 minutes before getting an answer only to be told there is nothing can done about it, Mr Passmore did tell Julie that if it’s fireworks in the early hours of the morning you should ring 999. There you have it straight from the horse’s mouth. We will be keeping a very close eye on this matter and see what’s going on.

GREEN GYM

Only opened three weeks ago and already emails of complaints, one lady complains that she loves the gym but does not feel she can use it because it’s always full of young children. Hopefully this will be sorted when the new children’s play area is erected and opened. I might at this time remind parents that the equipment does state only persons over 14 should use the equipment and then with supervision, we are not responsible for any injuries or damage, another complaint was the state of the equipment and area Peter is getting a litter bin put up next to the gym but just like any other indoor or outdoor gym always have a towel to clean before and after you use the equipment. Please enjoy and use the gym. Please remember all your councillors are doing their best to keep your estate clean and safe for you and your families and they are volunteers.

Well that’s all for now, until next time take care, Frank Warby NOVEMBER 2017 | 11


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Construction of the Lay By in Skyliner Way is well under way. This will reduce on road parking on Skyliner Way itself. This has been part funded by County Councillor Trevor Beckwith out of his locality budget and part funded by St Edmundsbury Borough Council. The Eastern Relief Road from Skyliner Way to Sow Lane North with access to Rougham Industrial Estate is due to open to the public on the afternoon on Monday 25th September. Sow Lane in its entirety will be opened to the public on or before the 25th September. This will allow the closure of General Castle Way to complete the

final phase of the works. The date for this has yet to be confirmed. Works will still be ongoing on the verges once the road is opened to the public. There are some preliminary proposals to look at increasing Car Parking provision in Heldhaw Road, Lawson Place, and The Community Centre car parks. There will be a presentation at the MHRA AGM on the 15th November to seek resident’s views. Robert Houlton-Hart Secretary MHRA E mail secretarytmhra@gmail.com

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The Annual General Meeting of Moreton Hall Residents Association will be held on Wednesday 15th November at 7 pm at the Moreton Hall Community Centre. There will be a raffle. Tea Coffee and biscuits will be provided, AGENDA 1-Chairmans Welcome 2-Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday 16th November 2016 3-Financial report 4-Approval of the Revised Constitution 5-Election of Officers and Committee 6-Councillors Report including Car Parking Following the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting there will be a talk by Andy Prestoe Principal of Sybil Andrews Academy. Our next meeting is Thursday the 2nd November at 7.30 pm at the Community Centre. NOVEMBER 2017 | 15


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All wrapped up

BY ANDREW SOUTHWOOD Try as you might, I’m afraid

he might bring! Sometimes bizarre, often silly, his gifts you cannot ignore it much are almost always small and longer. The summer, much amusing. He clearly puts quite like our popularity in Europe, With 3 children it just gets more and more complicated. a bit of time and effort into is now a distant memory of filling their stockings. brighter times. Yes, Christmas For example, the financial My wife and I don’t really buy value of the presents must is well and truly upon us! presents for each other, not be broadly speaking the Some of you will laugh in because we are miserable, same. This is not for their the face of this, smugly timeworn, trolls (although benefit you understand, declaring you have done all there may be a bit of that!), merely to satisfy us, the your Christmas shopping. but because it’s just more parents, that we have not Meanwhile, back in the real ‘stuff’. I guess we could treat unduly favoured one child world, the rest of us are each other to experience/spa over the other. Utterly just starting to look for that gifts, but then it’s just a faff perfect present. In our family ridiculous of course, as they trying to work out when to fit (like some adults…) have no we have long since given up them in, and what to do with concept of monetary value. on presents between adults, Also, you’re trying to ensure the kids while you’re doing which was always just an exercise in consumerism and they have the same number them etc... Just not our thing really. of presents each. 1 main wastefulness in the extreme. present and 3 or 4 peripheral In short, we are extremely We are all grown up with kids, so we just buy for them ones say. Again, this is pretty restrained in our Christmas shopping compared to now, and that’s hard enough. pointless really. Once you gather gifts from friends and many, but it is still a constant As with all things in life, family there’s such a huge battle to minimise waste and from child birth to house mountain of them it really maximise enjoyment over moves, a good list is the pales into insignificance. the festive period. My final key to success. By now you random thoughts on this Then there is the great should have started to pick More presents and more cash unknown. The plump jolly up random bargains you’ve stumbled upon over the year fellow with a beard and a red splashed doesn’t automatically coat. There is no telling what result in more smiles. to make up half the list. That 42 | NOVEMBER 2017

just leaves the main presents for your own kids. And so the fun begins.


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List items FOR SALE free of charge to Moreton Hall and Southgate Residents, email: studio@burystedmundsdirectories.co.uk CHILDS IKEA COT. Very little use, as new. £20. Tel. 01284 764513 1980’S AUSTIN REED LADIES COAT Navy cashmere/wool size 10/12 V.G.C. £60. Tel. 01284 701402 1980’S IMITATION FOX FUR JACKET Size 10/12 V.G.C. £30. Tel. 01284 701402

1980’S AUSTIN REED BLACK WOOL Dress size M £15 V.G.C. Tel. 01284 701402 1980’S AUSTIN REED WOOL JACKET black/cream check 12/14 V.G.C. £20 Tel. 01284 701402 FREE. Large garden composter. Clean. Buyer collects. Tel. 01284 762747

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CHURCH NEWS

Christ Church MORETON HALL As November spins round again so quickly, we have much to remember and much to look forward to. In looking forward, obviously we have already begun that hard and exacting journey towards Christmas when there are just so many things to remember and to achieve so that we can enjoy the festival and the holiday in a way that is appropriate to all involved. Of course, November one hundred years ago is very important as we remember the First World War. November 1917 was very important for two reasons one, of course, is the anniversary of the Russian revolution which led to the Soviet Union and Russia’s early exit from the First World War and a near German victory in 1918. The second is the British and Empire troops advancing up through what was then Palestine and is now Israel, as they began an assault which ended in the capture of Jerusalem and the liberation of the Holy Land. It is worth noting that one of the units involved in this was a battalion of the Suffolks, along with troops from countries as far away as Australia and India as they liberated the city which is so important to Christians, Jews and Arabs. It must have been a wonderful thing to go to towns and cities like Bethlehem and Jerusalem which for nearly one thousand years had been impossible to visit because of Turkish rule. So this Remembrance Sunday, which will be celebrated across the town as well as on Moreton Hall, we will be commemorating not only those who died in two World Wars and those who have died in all wars subsequently, but also that special band of men and women who enabled 82 | NOVEMBER 2017

Bethlehem and Jerusalem to become places of pilgrimage for the whole world. Which leads us neatly back to the preparations for Christmas. One of the best ways of celebrating the true meaning of Christmas is to get involved with our annual Shoebox appeal. Our special service will be on 26th November. We already have had a significant number of shoeboxes come in. If you want one, please contact the church and we will provide it for you to fill with good things - toys, clothes, toiletries, for children and young people who otherwise would have nothing. It helps if you can also make a voluntary donation towards transport cost. We will take your shoebox and donation along with many others to the Ipswich depot on 27th November. Last year we managed to collect in excess of 800 boxes. This year our target is 1,000. I do hope you will be able to support us in this way as so many of you have in years past. We are doing a number of events in preparation for Christmas please see the special list with the November services. There is one thought, a verse from Jesus to be found in the book of Acts, which sums up both the sacrifice of the many in two World Wars as well as the true nature of Christmas in the past and today. The Lord Jesus Christ said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’. I pray you will be able to give proper remembrance to all these important dates and also to give something of yourself so that others can enjoy Christmas as much as we do.

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


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Suffolk Age UK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 757740 LMA Acting & Dance School. . . . . . . . . . 01359 271925

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PIT Group Design & Print. . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 765092

motoring Carrs of Bury St Edmunds . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 752525 Auto Park MOT & Service Centre. . 01284 706888 Premier Bodyworks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 755558 John Banks Group. . . . . . . 01284 545130 or 545864

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Bluestone Paving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 716405 Archley Driveways & Landscape Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 724486 Stuart Langston Arboricultural Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 760107 Paul’s Garden Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 723625 Bespoke Outdoor Living . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 756450 Marlows Garden Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 763155 Top Soil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01733 422102 Sawmill Log Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 729091

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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

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business services Rudlings Wakelam Solicitors . . . . . . . . 01284 715665 Gage Computer Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 764574 Simply Secure Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 750019 The Post Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 769841

food

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

sports

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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

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