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LOCAL NEWS

MORETON HALL NEWS... from Peter Thompson, Mayor

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

PARK LIFE

You will have seen that the new Acorn Park is now open! It took a little time to let the groundworks settle, but we now have a great new facility which cost over £60k to implement, showing the commitment to invest in Moreton Hall. I’ve had some reports of damage to the equipment already, however that was sorted out quickly please respect the facility.

Bikers Against Bullying

I had the very great honour last month to attend the anti-bullying rally organised by veteran biker group “Never Surrender”. Mainly made up of ex-army, they came to support a 14 year old girl who attends Sybil Andrews and who has been the brunt of a bullying campaign. Penny, an organiser and friend of the affected family had put the group in contact. We met at Krazy Horse (thanks to Paul for their hospitality) and rode a route through to Bury Town FC, making quite a splash on the way, before a presentation in the club house! I managed to hitch a ride on the back of a trike to join the cavalcade and pretended not to be terrified. We had expected around 50 bikes, but well over 300 turned up with attendees from as far away as Liverpool and Devon, who had travelled specifically to support the event. We have a great relationship in Bury with the military and I couldn’t help but recognise that not only had these people dedicated their lives and careers to the defence of us all, they are now in retirement continuing to stand up for vulnerable citizens. There are far too many people to humbly thank, but I’ll pick out Dean, Mick and Stan as the promoters and Penny for sparking it all off. In summary, there was a clear message - bullying of anyone in our community will not be tolerated. In Dean’s words “you now have 300 aunties and uncles just a phone call away”. 14 | NOVEMBER 2019


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Terry Buckle the first Chair of the Community Association and the driving force behind the Community Centre has died. He was a long serving Councillor for Moreton Hall Ward on St Edmundsbury Borough, Council. Mayor in 2013/2014 and a stalwart of the Moreton Hall Community. At the Annual General Meeting on the 9th October Cliff Hind was re-elected Chair and Robert Houlton-Hart was re-elected secretary of the Residents Association. Our thanks to Nick Froy Executive Head of Sybil Andrews Academy and Trenica King Principal of Sybil Andrews Academy for their informative and illustrated talk on Sybil Andrews The Future after the AGM and for answering residents’ questions. Highways and Traffic continues to be a concern to residents. With the recent cabinet reshuffle at Suffolk County Council we are now going to have to deal with the 4th Cabinet Member with responsibility for highways in almost as many years. The new road is woefully underused, yet the increase in HGV’s using Orttewell Road is very noticeable and the queues at junction 44 don’t get any smaller. West Suffolk Council has declared a climate emergency and has set up a Climate Change Task Force which is due to produce an interim report towards the end of this year with the aim of West Suffolk having zero carbon emissions by 2030. The Council has set up an Air Quality Group comprising representatives

of resident’s associations throughout the town which met recently. Ideas discussed were car sharing, Park and Ride, Electric Vehicles, reduction in the use of one-off plastics., better and use of buses. The question of introduction of fines for engine idling was mentioned and according to recent newspapers articles this is being talked about at national level. If you need to report something to West Suffolk Council like overgrown hedges, uncut grass, abandoned rubbish, full litter bins then they can be contacted at customer.services@ westsuffolk.gov.uk. Our next committee meeting is on Thursday 7th November at 7.30 pm at the Community Centre Our meeting schedules for 2020 are as follows all on Thursdays at 7.30 pm at the Community Centre apart from the AGM which is on a Monday:

16th January 5th March 7th May 2nd July 3rd September 12th November Annual General Meeting Monday 5th October 2020 AGM Robert Houlton-Hart, Secretary Moreton Hall Residents Association E Mail secretarymhra@gmail.com https://moretonhallresidents.wordpress.com/ NOVEMBER 2019 | 15


HOME + LIFESTYLE

CHICKEN POX

blues BY ANDREW SOUTHWOOD

I

t was around 3 weeks ago that Chicken Pox started doing the rounds at school. So, it was with some relief that my daughter finally came out in spots last week. It’s good to ‘get it out of the way’, so they say. For a few minutes she was so pleased, almost proud, to show us her spots and have us confirm the diagnosis. When we pointed out this would mean she would miss her friends birthday party she had been so looking forward to, she was slightly less happy. Poor girl. For us, as parents, it was the logistics of it that caused us the initial headache. No school for the week and childcare predicaments to resolve. It was pretty selfish of her not to combine this with halfterm, when one of us would be about all week anyway, to be honest.

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Luckily her siblings had already done ‘the Pox’. One was a tiny baby and one when they were about 3… no idea which one? It’s all a big sleep deprived blur in the foggy part of my memory banks to be honest. The novelty rapidly wore off. As the first day or two passed the spots worsened. Appearing in some very uncomfortable places. The ones by her eye and in her ear were particularly annoying, but, with the help of some regular doses of Piriton, she bravely ploughed through. There is a theory oats help to relieve the itching, so it was with great amusement she bathed with some homemade oat bombs - old socks stuffed with porridge oats. If nothing else it distracted her for a bit. By the middle of the week the discomfort receded and it became more of a case of

boredom. I have always been keen to get out of the house with the kids. Just a trip to the park or a walk around Home Bargains, anything to get out for an hour. However, she was still in quarantine, so these were not options. We played a few games, did some Lego, lots of reading and even resorted to jigsaws (which she loves - but I find utterly pointless). It was exhausting, for me (and my wife) at least. It has only been a couple of years since we spent that long alone with her every day. The demands of a 5 year old are perhaps more energy zapping than that of a 3 year old? Or maybe we are just no longer used to it? The one to one time was of course special, but boy will we be pleased for a return to normality. But wait - it’s halfterm now isn’t it?!


WHAT’S ON

Bury St. Edmunds

CRICKET CLUB

SURREY COUNTY CRICKET CLUB HAVE SIGNED YOUNG LEFTARM SPINNER DANIEL MORIARTY ON A TWO-YEAR DEAL. Bury St Edmunds Cricket Cub are thrilled that Daniel Moriarty has secured a two year contract with Surrey, credit goes to Paul Whittaker and Sean Park who took the decision to bring Daniel and Justin Broad over from South Africa, as Dan has a UK passport the transition is easier as he qualifies for England. Speaking after agreeing his first professional contract, Moriarty said: “I’m very proud and honoured to have been offered a contract with one of the most prestigious counties in the game. “I really enjoyed my time with the 2nd XI earlier this year and I’m now looking forward to getting stuck in at The Kia Oval and pushing for a place in the first team throughout the next two seasons.”

Broad was the 2nd highest run scorer with an excellent 936 runs scored in total at over 55 per innings. Dan will be playing cricket in the Surrey Premier League next season so he will be a loss but from the clubs point of view it is terrific for him to become a professional cricketer with one of the best county’s and sends out the signal that playing for Bury St Edmunds can take you to the highest level. Bury’s season closed with a Presentation Evening when 22 players were rewarded with trophies for scoring over 100 or taking 5 wickets in an innings. Pictured : Daniel Moriarty playing for Bury St. Edmunds

Dan had an excellent season for Bury St Edmunds in the East Anglian Premier League taking 35 wickets at an economy of 2.9 runs per over, the bowling generally has been excellent with Sean Cooper taking 31 wickets at a similar economy with Alistair Allchin taking 26 and Josh Cantrell 20.

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Photo by April Urquhart

Director of Cricket Alec Stewart said: “I’m pleased to have secured Dan on a two-year deal with Surrey. Following promising performances with the MCC Young Cricketers and our 2nd XI this summer, he has shown enough potential to earn this contract with the Club.”


CONTACT NUMBERS

Directory

health

& beauty

Stephen John Salon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 700100 PT Joe Personal Trainer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07917 714557 Rachels Mobile Hairdressing. . . . . . . . . . 01359 233371 Bury Osteopaths. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 769153 Slimming World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelly 01842 824980 Best Foot Forward Chiropodists. . . . 01284 753563 Self Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 769090 Hair by Darcy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07736 165887 MMT Aesthetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 489759

dance

& fitness classes

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

print

& design

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

motoring

Auto Park MOT & Service Centre. . 01284 706888 Premier Bodyworks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 755558 John Banks Group. . . . . . . 01284 545130 or 545864 Sudbury Caravans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01787 375023 Warnes Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 754921

garden

& landscape

Bluestone Paving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 716405 Archley Driveways & Landscape Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 724486 Stuart Langston Arboricultural Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 760107 Toms Garden Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . 07920 145867 Chedburgh Plant Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 771855 Aaron Aggregate Supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 752688 or 702700

building

& maintenance

Frames Conservatories Direct. . . . . 01284 799586 MAS Building & Maintenance. . . . . . . 07595 426757 Windows, Doors & Conservatory Advisory Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 615653 Window & Door Repair Centre. . . . . . 01284 615653 The Naked Builder Carpentry & Building . . . . 01284 811111 Higham Forge & Fabrications . . . . . . . 01284 810810 Martyn Webb Plumbing Services. . . 01284 852554 Fix A Leak Plumbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01842 763165 MA Smith Tiling . . 07899 890765 or 07887 754114 Pete Austin Electricians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 747284 Oven Clean. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07494 869756 Stewart Bracey Painter & Decorator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07778 477159 or 01284 701395 Granite Transformations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01473 851360 Decorating & Fencing by D. Perrin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 615345 or 07930 976824

Richard Dilley Architecture . . . . . . . . . 01284 330248 Target Carpet Cleaning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07900 833190 AJ Joinery Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 828184 The Lock Guys. . . 01284 220180 or 07761 800465 Garolla Roller Shutter Doors. . . . . . . . . 01284 220061 D. J. Haill Ltd Driveways, Paving & Fencing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01449 737164 or 07766 024137 Anglian Home Improvements . . . . . . . 07497 467747 TW Building Heritage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01638 610058 or 07493 616153 Bright & Beautiful Housekeeping . . . 01473 917057 Upstairs Downstairs Cleaning . . . . . . 07967 482598 LVS Electrical Contractors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 645540 or 07840 840534 Time for You Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 258991

home furnishings

Hartwell Blinds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 753310 Garland Street Interiors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 765942 Glasswells. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 752804 Diane Kemp Interiors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01953 888323 or 07786 543913

estate

& letting agents

Taylor Engall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 725800 Castle Mortgages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 254042 All Homes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 234444 Move It Removals & Storage. . . . . . . . . 01284 339799

business services

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 Elliss Solicitors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 763333 St Edmunds Healthcare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 700488

food

& drink

Hubbards Butchers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 706583 Bury Whole Foods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 645456 Orissa Indian Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 719116 Lotties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07583 609271 Ravenwood Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 270345

sports

& social clubs

Pot Black Sports Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 704231 Bury Golf Range & Golf Store . . . . . . . 01284 723894 Moreton Hall Community Centre . . 01284 763405 Moreton Hall Health Club. . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 704232 Bury Town Football Club. . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 799466

disco services

JLW Sound & Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 811574 or 07875 001979


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