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Hello and welcome to the OCTOBER issue of the directory. Autumn has arrived, I think. It’s hard to decide what to wear each morning at the moment, is it Autumn clothes? Or still t-shirt weather? I just don’t know. What I do know is that I’m very excited for layering up and general Autumn clothes, popping the sandals away the bringing the boots back out. Although they may be looking a little tired from our long winter last year, so maybe it’s time for a new pair. Look on pages 72 and 73 where we have a range of lovely boots to take your fancy, whatever taste you have. Our tasty recipe on Page 40 is suitable for vegetarians, whilst I’m not a vegetarian, I may give this one a go, because it looks delish! With October being the month of Halloween, we have tips on how to keep the kids safe when out Trick or Treating, so have a look on pages 80 & 81.

Last month’s winner was E. Aspland from Bury, who won a YooHoo Mail Box with fun stationery items. Well Done! Last month’s answers were... Across: 7. Madeup 8. Menial 9. Woof 10. Consumed 11. Unsound 13. Ester 15. Cross 16. Enmasse 18. Mutineer 19. Tens 21. Demure 22. Snarls Down: 1. Cato 2. Selfconscious 3. Spacing 4. Amend 5. Insubstantial 6. Baseless 12. Nurtured 14. Entrust 17. Sewed 20. Nile

So with the nights drawing in quickly, we have plenty of events advertised to keep you busy before we slip into hibernation-mode in the Winter months. See you in November!




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Contact Frank on 07818 455472 or email frankjwarby@yahoo.co.uk

Welcome to October, I hope you have your running/walking shoes ready. On the 4th October there is the launch of the new Moreton Hall Run Walk Route. This is a great chance to get fit. 1. Discover Moreton Hall is a new 5km signposted run walk route 2. A community launch will take place on Tuesday 4th October 2016 at 9.30am meeting in the Moreton Hall Youth Centre. 3. Moreton Hall residents are invited to join Abbeycroft Leisure and Local Councillors to walk or run the route after the unveiling of the start and finish point. Come along and have a go, only if you do just a kilometre, run, walk or amble, it’s a start and everything begins with that first step.

Parking I have been asked to mention the problem with inconsiderate parking around the estate, in particular where cars are parked almost side by side therefore preventing emergency vehicles and refuse trucks from gaining access to houses. It is impossible to police all of the estate, so this is a polite request.


Please park with consideration for other road users and also don’t park on the path obstructing people with buggies or mums with pushchairs. You never know it might be you who needs the fire brigade and they can’t reach you, you will only have yourself to blame

There has been a significant rise in fly tipping over the last few months, the council are aware and will prosecute offenders, so you have been warned, should you see anyone fly tipping please let me know.


Flight of Peace

What a wonderful sight to see the Flight of Peace sculpture on Mount Road/Lady Miriam Way Roundabout. The sculpture is a symbolic remembrance of the gallant American servicemen based at the adjacent, Rougham airfield during World War II. These men prepared, maintained and flew B17 Flying fortress Bombers on countless raids over enemy territory and contributed, in no small part, to eventual lasting peace in Europe. The aircraft were part of the United States 8th Air Force, based in Europe. Their tail fin insignia was significant and provided ready identification of the base location of each aircraft. Those that were part of the 4th Bombardment wing had a square background to the insignia and the aircraft of the 94th Bombardment group, Based at Rougham, had the letter ’A’ in the centre of this square. The sculpture represents this Rougham tail insignia. It comprises a double skin of Corten steel plate. The letter ‘A’ is cut into each skin. One of the top corners of the square is peeled apart and from aperture emerges a dove of peace. The dove is an open, minimalist structure of stainless steel. This beautiful sculpture is the brain child of Cllr Clive Springett who worked tirelessly with Bury in Bloom, the Town Council and St Edmunds Borough Council Taylor Wimpey and many others to produce this lasting tribute to the servicemen who served our country in its time of need. Thanks also the other councillors who donated part of their locality budget and to the many private donations received from as far afield as the USA.


Yes, we opened again on Tuesday the 13th, not too many turned up but this was due partly to children starting new schools and finding their feet, don’t forget we are open from 6.30pm until 8.30pm every Tuesday evening. Come and enjoy yourself and meet new friends. Again, age group is 8 up to 14 year olds.

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A former breast cancer patient has backed a £25,000 fundraising campaign to buy a vital piece of equipment after seeing first-hand the difference it could make. Sarah Tarrant, a former nurse at West Suffolk Hospital, has pledged her support to My WiSH Charity’s ‘Love Your Nodes’ appeal to buy a Sentimag machine to help with the removal of lymph nodes. Now in remission, Sarah has recalled how the machine would have helped her after she was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago. Sarah said: “Removing some of my nodes actually caused me more problems than the breast cancer operation. “I know from my own experience that the Sentimag machine will allow for more minimal intervention which will help so many people and lessen the chance of post-surgery complications.” The campaign, which is run in partnership with the Bury Free Press, has already received great backing from the generous local community with the Sentimag machine giving surgeons a greater idea of what lymph nodes to remove to ensure the cancer has not spread further. In addition to fundraising, My WiSH Charity want to use the appeal to raise awareness of breast cancer. This is something that Sarah, 58, is also supporting after also using her own

experiences while working as a practice nurse at Siam Surgery in Sudbury.

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The mother-of-two, who described her husband Martin and her two sons as her ‘rock’ explained: “With my work, and given what I have been through, I often use my own personal experiences as a tool to urge people to come forward and have a mammogram. “It is so important to catch it early as the risk of the cancer spreading is reduced, as well as the risk of needing your nodes removed. “After I read about the campaign, I knew I wanted to pledge my support. “The more we can do to minimise the complications during what is already a difficult time, the better.” The appeal has also been recently supported by a donation from St Edmundsbury Mayor Julia Wakelam. Anyone interested in finding out how they can support the campaign, should contact the fundraising team on 01284 712952 or email fundraising@wsh.nhs.uk. To donate, please visit www.justgiving.com/ loveyournodes or you can text to donate by texting NODE16 £3 or the amount you wish to give to 70070.

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Moreton Hall News...

from Cllr Peter Thompson

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You will already be aware that we have a shiny new £5 note in circulation. They were initially released in 8 major cities, but have now found their way to Moreton Hall. The ATM at Lawson Place Tesco is dispensing them now, but please be aware that although all local shops will accept them, some automated checkouts in the area need to be updated and will reject the note.

This month, I have had several reports of people selling landscaping and driveway renewals door-to-door, specifically from the Travelling community. Having had this myself, I thought I’d share some thoughts. There is nothing inherently wrong with buying this way, particularly if the salesman and workers are living in a legal site. That said, if we take a “bargain” product sold in this manner there is a knock-on effect; we will be encouraging door to door sales in an area where we have vulnerable residents, we will be encouraging more travelling workers to the area and most of all we will be harming our local businesses who have greater costs. Many of you will have seen the building waste left by traveller camps at Layhill Covert and Ten Acre Field recently – we paid for that to be cleared up. You and I. The bargain price is effectively subsidised by all of us and that salesman not only has lower overheads, but may well not be around to remedy work later on. Please think through any quote you are given, no matter how attractive you think it may be.


In addition to the other reports you may have read about the proposed McDonalds opposite Sainsburys, I have made formal representations opposing the plans as have my colleagues en-masse at the Town Council. I will be attending the planning committee which considers the matter. Should you wish to make any formal points on this, please email me at peter.thompson@stedsbc.gov.uk.

THE DARK Later this month, the clocks will go back and

plunge us further into darkness in the evenings. I have noticed several points around Moreton Hall which have limited lighting and have begun the process of remedying the issue, starting with the walkway between the Coffee House and Abbots Green School. This is lit, however the lighting stops in a heavily wooded section around 100m before the school. Please be careful in these dark sections as we enter winter and until I can fix it. Be safe. 14 | OCTOBER 2016


from Moreton Hall Residents Association A DATE FOR YOUR DIARIES Wednesday 16th November 7pm at the Community Centre. Our Annual General Meeting followed by a talk on the history of Moreton Hall and Bury St Edmunds by well know local historian, author and town guide Martin Taylor. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available. This is your opportunity to let us know of any concerns you may have. The County, Borough and Town Councillors for Moreton Hall have been invited. St Edmundsbury Borough Council have decided to undertake a master plan for Bury St Edmunds Town Centre which will look at all key issues and options including retail, leisure, and traffic management. MHRA are members of the Bury Assembly of Residents Associations and will be attending a meeting in October at which all resident’s associations will be updated on these proposals. Watch this Space. One hopes that consultation means listening and responding to resident’s

concerns. Unlike in the case of the County Councils decision to remove one fire engine from Bury Fire Station despite a campaign and petition protesting against, what in the light of the proposed population increase under Bury 2031 seems a short sighted decision. Thank you to our County Councillor for getting the modifications done to the bus stop at the bottom end of Raedwald Drive. MHRA have objected to the proposed MacDonalds planning application on traffic, noise and environmental grounds. A petition has been circulating against the proposal. We would like to set up a Website, is there any Moreton Hall resident who would be able to help us get this up and running?

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W hat’s been happening at...

ABBOTS GREEN Community Primary School We were delighted to welcome new children and their families to Abbots Green in September – as well as welcoming back all our returning children from last year. This included welcoming back those children who have made history at Abbots Green becoming our first ever Year 6 cohort at the school! Our staff team at Abbots Green continues to grow and our pupil numbers are at a record high. Children have made an excellent start to the school year researching inventors and inventions as we embark on the new project for the Autumn Term entitled “Bright Sparks”. It has been wonderful to see how quickly the children have settled back into school life and a real pleasure to witness the children’s delighted faces as we introduce them to the wonderful new science resources within the school.

We continue to develop partnership working with Suffolk Housing and look forward to the children benefiting from the use of their woodlands for future Outdoor Learning Experiences as well as their Eco-Committee visits. Children from Year 6 were privileged to be part of the official unveiling ceremony of the Flight of Peace sculpture on the Mount Road/Lady Miriam Way roundabout and our first Educational Visit of the year has already taken place with children from Upper Key Stage 2 heading off at the end of the school day to the Science Museum in London. They arrived at the museum at 7.00pm and participated in a number of exciting activities – including making lanterns - before spending the night sleeping beneath the planets and the rockets! Next morning they enjoyed a highly entertaining presentation about the digestive system as well as enjoying a 3D film “The Beautiful Planet” before heading back home to Bury St Edmunds. Children and staff relished in this wonderful opportunity and described the overall experience as “Awesome!” A great start to 2016/17!

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Sybil Andrews Academy


The new school is open and the new building is generating huge interest Welcome to our very first column promoting all the fantastic news, activities and achievements at Sybil Andrews Academy. Writing this as we enter just the third week of Bury St Edmunds’ newest school, it is amazing to reflect on what has been achieved thus far and also to look forward to the near future. Our school values are very important to me, and one of them in particular, resilience, can be said to have typified the last few months as we have adapted to changing circumstances and taken up residence at our interim site until we move into our new building by January at the latest. We have not only successfully admitted our first 200 pupils, but we actually grew in size in the first week of opening and continue to do so. They are all settling in quickly and making new friends - one of the advantages of a small school. Teaching has begun as planned and, furthermore, our first ever school trip will see a group of Year 9 pupils go to Essex University later this week while our collaboration

with the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Classics, has got underway with a storytelling competition based around Ovid’s Metamophoses. With regards the future, it has been exciting to watch the progress of our wonderful new building and I would like to thank Barnes Construction and Suffolk County Council for working so closely with us in terms of planning our forthcoming move to the site. Of course, opening a school generates a lot of interest, particularly from parents, and sometimes the information about practical things like school admissions, catchment areas and transport arrangements is not always clear. We want to help, so if you have queries regarding places at the school, please do feel free to contact us. Mrs Dawson (cdawson@ sybilandrewsacademy.co.uk) will be more than happy to help. Finally, I’d like to thank all of our well-wishers for their support. Opening a school is a rare privilege and it is our intention to return that honour by providing the people of Moreton Hall, Rougham and wider Bury St Edmunds with a school that they can take pride in. OCTOBER 2016 | 17


Wildflower Meadow


he wildflower meadow at Natterer’s Wood has been exceptional this year, orchids, white campion, red bartsia, field scabious and a host of other species have provided a beautiful spectacle and a haven for pollinating insects. However, to properly manage a wildflower meadow it is essential to mow or graze the land when the plants have finished flowering. Traditional methods involved putting grazing animals on the pasture, sheep or cattle could get the goodness still in the herbaceous plants and their hooves would churn up the ground and create bare patches, allowing seeds to germinate without competition from grass.

making it too fertile to support wild flowers. If we were cutting the hay to make forage for animals we would cut much earlier, sometimes as early as June, but because we are managing for wildlife and flowering plants we can cut much later, up to the end of August. If we were not to cut the hay, the land would quickly lose its diversity of species and revert to barren scrub or woodland.

Unfortunately we at Woodland Ways do not have easy access to grazing animals so we have to arrange for the hay to be cut. We then have to lift the hay off the land and take it away so that it does not rot down and return nutrients to the ground, thereby

The origin of the word ‘aftermath’ lies in Old English, in the 1400’s the math referred to the “mowing of a grass or hay crop” and the aftermath was the crop of grass cut, grazed or ploughed under after the first cut of the season.

The presence of the wildflower, Yellow Rattle, is a good indicator of readiness for harvest, the seed pods have evolved to rattle with ripe seed at hay time, hence its old country name, Hay Rattle.

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 information@woodlandways.org.uk. Follow Woodland Ways on Twitter @NatterersWood 18 | OCTOBER 2016



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Exercise is the Best Medicine By Nick Pringle

My name is Nick Pringle, I am a Graduate Sports Therapist currently working with the team at Bury Osteopaths. One thing that we consider very helpful for all of our clients is physical activity. No matter who you are, put simply we all need to move more and engage in physical activity.

Here in Suffolk only 1 in 9 people are currently taking part in physical activity and therefore here’s a brief description on some key information.

If physical activity was a pill, everybody would be taking it on a daily basis. Physical activity is any bodily movement that results in our body using energy, ranging from a variety of sports to daily tasks such as cleaning and gardening. Think about how you move and what muscles you are using during you normal daily activities. If you’re moving and you’re making a big difference.

l Weight control

Physical inactivity has become our healthcare’s biggest problem being the 4th leading cause of mortality, worse than obesity and smoking, causing 3.2m deaths per year worldwide and a significant cause of developing long term conditions and therefore detrimental to our health.

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Benefits of physical activity l Mood l Energy l Sleep l Cardiovascular strength/endurance l Lung capacity Helps with and reduces the risk of l Hypertension and clots l High blood pressure l Cardiac disease l Strokes l Cancer l Osteoarthritis l Osteoporosis l Depression l Musckuloskeletal conditions e.g. lower back painy


How much physical activity is needed? The following guidelines have been set out from the World Health Organisation 18+ year olds l 150 minutes or moderate exercise per week – e.g. brisk walking, dancing or household chores l 75 minutes of vigorous exercise per week – e.g. running, fast cycling, fast swimming or moving heavy loads l X2 strengthening exercise sessions including large muscle groups l Reduce sedentary time l Older adults should include balance exercises to help with mobility and the prevention of falls

to improve but once again we need to avoid overtraining for injury prevention

Type – the most important piece of advice is that it’s not about throwing you on to a treadmill for two hours per day, there’s a vast spectrum of what we can do and so choose an activity that suits you and is enjoyable, affordable, accessible and sustainable

If you think isn’t for you

Time – set aside time per week to commit to exercise It is always advised to seek medical advice before striving to achieve the recommended levels of physical activity. For further advice, information, assessment or treatment please don’t hesitate to get in contact with me using the information below

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Frequency – how often you exercise is important as the recovery between the activities is vital for our bodies to rebuild and repair so consider rest time thus reducing the risk of overtraining and preventing injury

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l 5–17 should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily


Have you heard about Oasis and Links Clubs? Did you know that Suffolk Age UK have days clubs in operation right here on your doorstep? One of Moreton Hall’s best kept secrets, the team offers a warm, enthusiastic and individual welcome to all. Our members come along to enjoy meeting and making new friends and a good home-cooked hot midday meal in a stimulating environment. They challenge their mental and physical abilities with quizzes and gentle exercises and are amazed by all the new activities they try and succeed in. Here’s a taste of some highlights this year • Taking the air on a day trip to Felixstowe

No two days are ever the same at Oasis and Links. During the month of October we have Harvest Celebrations and a Wild West Week planned. Our members really look forward to their Day to Remember with us each week. This is what our members have said about us “A very lovely club to go to. All the staff are very cheerful and helpful, and you’re looked after so well” June (Oasis) “Home from home with all the perks!” Val (Oasis) “Comfort, care and conversation” Ann(Oasis) “Always made welcome, friendly people, nice and calm; we like watering the garden” Ken & John (Links)

• Mosaic project with Rojo artists

Visitors and new friends are always welcome so if you think you, or someone you know, is missing out then please do get in touch!

• Silver surfing with the experts from Barrow Primary School

Claire Clifton 01284 757760 or Lynn Bennington 01284 757761

• Celebrating the Queen’s birthday with a right royal knees up

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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 link worker, Sophie Gower, will be at MOUNT FARM GP SURGERY on the 1st Thursday of every month, to provide information, guidance and emotional support, or just for a chat! Look forward to seeing you!

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Touching Hearts, Changing Life’s


Different Strokes for Different Folks My name is Sam Hendricks and I am a massage therapist certified in Swedish, Aromatherapy and Sports massage. I am a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists and a mobile massage therapist in London with Soothe. There are three questions clients ask me all the time: 1. What is a mobile massage? 2. What are the benefits of massage? 3. Is there a proper etiquette for a massage? Today I am going to answer the first of these questions and in future articles I will answer the remaining questions so that you may comfortably enjoy the benefits of massage.

What is a mobile massage? A mobile massage simply means the massage therapist comes to your home, business, hotel or lodging. Perhaps the greatest benefit is there is no need to travel to get a professional massage. You can forget about the hassle of driving to/from the salon/spa. Who wants to drive after experiencing a relaxing massage? Now, with a mobile massage in your own home, you can simply continue to relax after your calming massage. The issue of parking has become more and more inconvenient with fees and restrictions everywhere you go. By ordering a massage to your home there is no need to worry about parking or driving and you do not have to wait to see the therapist-they come to you! Often the price is lower since the therapist does not have rent/utilities (brick and mortar costs) associated with working out of an office or building. Few things compare to enjoying a massage in your own home. You can create a truly relaxing ambiance and calm your mind in the place where you are most comfortable. Another benefit of enjoying a great massage in the comfort of your own home - you can customize your experience. No matter where you live you can transform your home into an oasis of bliss tailored to your taste.

How do I prepare for a mobile massage? You can transform your home with a few simple touches. Consider taking a warm shower before your massage. This washes away the stress of your day and helps warm up your muscles. Don’t forget to silence your cell phone so that you do not get any distractions during your massage.

The therapist will bring a comfortable mobile table that sets up in minutes. Pick a location that has at least six feet of space for the table and room around it for the massage therapist to move/work comfortably. This can be anywhere you feel most comfortable. Draw the curtains or blinds so that you have complete privacy. You also can select your own music and even use your own towels if you prefer. In addition, with a mobile massage you pick the time and duration that is best for you! Some of my clients really enjoy the comfort and privacy of their own homes for massage. And the efficiency of not having to drive and park and wait at a salon is great for them. They see a mobile massage as the ultimate pampering. Other clients are trying to escape their homes, work and yes, even their family for a few precious hours and need a special get-away. For them, coming to my studio for a massage is their way of escaping for relaxation and rejuvenation. Both types of massage work for different people for different reasons. I like to think of it as “different strokes for different folks.”

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Welcome back to the 19th hole, this month’s instalment sees me off on my travels, the start of another great seasons on tour and the return of coach’s corner. So this months 19th hole is a strange one for me to be writing, as I am sure you are all aware these articles have to written a number of weeks in advance on the print. So by the time you read this I will be miles away on a well earned holiday and fingers crossed that Europe have retained the Ryder Cup at the stunning Hazletine National GC. Yes, I know its only October but a new PGA Tour golf season has just begun, they are now playing a 12 month long wrap around season. So after the drama of the FedEx cup playoffs in September, October brings a fresh start for some and a chance to keep building on the season before for others. NEW Tour Golf Season Starts - Dates for the Diary Oct 6th & 9th European Tour - Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

one of the three crucial factors that isn’t working as is needed. In this section I am going to highlight each of these points, if you feel that you’re not on point with any of these areas then I would be happy to help you with your putting game. Green Reading – A massive underrated area of putting. If you’re not great to reading greens, then it will come down to luck if you hole putts or not. Some people are better green readers than others, however you can improve this aspect of your game. Find a green with some slopes on it and hit a lot of putts watching how the ball reacts when moving towards the hole. Its important to take time to practice this aspect of putting. Alignment – So if you get the green reading figured out, now you need to make sure you can start the ball online. This means better alignment with your shoulders, hips, feet and the putter face.

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You must do this in a way that is comfortable for you, and that you can repeat every time. You should never feel like you should have to manipulate the stroke to get the ball to start on the line you have picked, but be alignment correctly to that line.

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The Stroke – So you have read it correctly, and now alignment to that read. This is now the final step, get the ball started on line using a stroke that works.

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This isn’t about having a perfect looking stroke, its about having a functional stroke that starts the ball on line.

Coaches Corner – THREE KEYS TO GREAT PUTTING Putting like so many things requires many aspects to be working well to insure that you produce a better result. If one aspect of this process isn’t working, then your chance of producing the results you are after is slim to zero. If the putts aren’t dropping, then it could be that

I use the drill highlighted below, start with the gate wide and as you become more confident it starting it on line with your functional putting stroke, then close the gate up and make the drill harder. If you are struggling if any aspect of your game then I would be pleased to assist you in enjoying this great 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.

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Our speaker for September was Rodney Tibbs and he gave a wonderful presentation on Cambridge College Gardens. It is hard to believe that such beautiful gardens are hidden in the city centre a few minutes’ walk from the Market Square. On the banks of the River Cam, are The Backs which run along the back of the riverside colleges. It provides stunning views throughout the year, and is covered with millions of daffodils and crocuses during the spring. Each University garden has its own speciality and feature statues, plaques and designs etc. to commemorate famous inventors, poets, architects and royalty. These gardens are well worth a visit and opening times can be seen on the internet.


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LYMPHOEDEMA SERVICES CONTRACT - PROGRESS SO FAR Following on from the LSS 22nd August meeting, agreement was reached with the West Suffolk CCG* that LSS would be the patient representative on discussions for future Lymphoedema services. So, as a support group we’re now involved with working with the West Suffolk CCG ensuring that the new contract, which will operate from 1st April 2017, will be in the best interests of Lymphoedema and Lipoedema patients in West Suffolk whoever the provider might be. LSS is also meeting with David Pannell, Chief Executive of Suffolk GP Federation, in early October to ask questions about the Lymphoedema service they’ll be providing up until the 31st March 2017. LSS will keep its support group updated as to progress on all these important issues. Continuing “being normal can be underestimated” from last month’s article, here’s another activity that some patients have found helpful to them: Assisting others by supporting friends or may be volunteering, whether it be for a charity or an organisation that holds an interest/matters to you, can really help make a difference to yourself and of course, others too. Some of LSS patients took part in the recent St Nicholas

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Hospice September Girls Night Out. Some walked, raising funds for the St Nicholas Hospice, or marshalled which helped the event take place, but all those who took part wore the event’s trademark pink flashing bunny ears, guaranteed to raise a smile! Taking part or by encouraging someone can help take you out of your routine, even if it’s for only 30 minutes.

DIARY DATE - The next Lymphoedema Support Suffolk meeting will be on Monday, 24th October, 7 – 9pm at Moreton Hall Community Centre. Do come along and find out more about living with and managing Lymphoedema and Lipoedema.

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Roederer press each of their 410 ‘plots’ of vines into different vats & these stay separate until blending. This means that the grape variety, the aspect of the slope & the soil characteristics for each patch are isolated. They pick their grapes by hand, we were so lucky to see the first

day of the harvest as this only lasts 8-9 days in total. 600 plus pickers just for this one company alone. Picking by hand ensures that the skins stay Before intact until they are pressed – this prevents the colour from the skin tainting the colour of the final product - as it is the skin of the grapes that produce the colour in wine. Methode Champenoise Champagne can only be produced in the region of Champagne in northeast France. It can only be made from 3 grape varieties; Chardonnay, Pinot noir & Pinot meunier. The method for making Champagne requires that the secondary fermentation takes place in the bottle – this is what differentiates it from Prosecco. Other wines produced using this method include Cava & Cremant. Any balancing of sweetness is done with the addition of sugar, known as dosage. This is done at the final stage when all the sediment from the second fermentation is removed & the temporary metal cap is replaced with the final cork.

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Cristal Louis Roederer Cristal has the reputation of being one of the best if not the best Champagne in the world. The story behind it is pretty amazing too! Czar Alexander 2nd took a liking to the Champagne produced by Roederer & Russia’s import accounted for 27% of the house’s production in 1873. The Cristal bottle is distinctive because it is clear & it has a flat bottom. Champagne bottles usually are made of green glass & possess a serious dimple on the base. This is to protect the precious contents from light & to prevent the pressure exploding the bottle – as the dimple creates strength. Why you may ask was this necessary? The Czar was facing increasing threats & fearing attempts on his life insisted that the contents were visible (no knives hidden) and that there was no possibility of a bomb being hidden in the base. The only material at the time capable of withstanding the pressure was crystal – hence the name. Today Cristal is still made in the same style bottle but comes wrapped in a light protective layer of orange paper. We saw the picking, the pressing & the cellars – the highlight though of course was the tasting. This culminated in what will remain one of the most memorable experiences of my life.

Lunch at the Roederer family home We were greeted with Champagne & the Gallic charm of Frédéric Heidsieck, commercial director. We were treated to canapes & made to feel incredibly welcome – not a gram of pretentiousness! Lunch was served in a private dining room – the food was prepared by a 2* Michelin restaurant & included carpaccio of langoustine with caviar cream followed by fillet steak with truffle potato puree. The table was laid with real gold cutlery & a promising line up of glasses. Frédéric informed us that a top wine writer had declared that Cristal 2002 vintage (vintage merely refers to the year the grapes were grown) was the best Champagne he had ever drunk - as a thank you to UK agent for the part he played in this we were treated to a magnum of this very vintage. At this point I asked to be pinched as I thought I was dreaming.

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Open Days – I am always astonished at the marketing that is used by schools in order to get their ‘message’ out there. It will not have escaped your attention, I am sure, that we are approaching the silly season with regard to Open Days – there are endless signs springing up in hedges and on the edges of fields in prominent positions, encouraging us to take some time out to come and visit a school to see what it is all about. The decision to visit a school is probably something that has been at the back of a prospective parents’ mind well before they pick up the phone or go online to check the website. The million-dollar question is; what are they hoping to glean that will mean they make the decision to move schools? Recent studies have all come to the same conclusions; parents choose independent schools because of the individual attention most have smaller class sizes with numbers ranging between 10-15 pupils per class, this is definitely the case at South Lee; the breadth of curriculum - while we do refer to the National Curriculum guidelines, we are not tied to the national tests that accompany them. This means that we can teach a curriculum that is far more varied and less prescriptive; the extra-curricular activities – all pupils are encouraged to be as involved as possible in the activities arranged outside of lesson time. Over a period of time, participation becomes a habit and, as we all recognise, good habits will become a ‘foundation for life’. At South Lee this term, we are running more than 30 after school and lunchtime activities, so there really is something for everyone; ample

resources – we have fantastic facilities, and staff can be included in this. Our Early Years pupils are receiving French, PE, IT and Music from subject specialists in a wellresourced environment. This is by no means an exhaustive list of reasons for parents to consider a change in direction for the education of their child, but it is certainly a starting point. If, after reading this, you are considering that change in direction, then please do go online or pick up the phone. South Lee Open Day – Friday 14th October. 10am -12pm. Contact the Registrar, Mrs Louise Ronge to book your appointment. Tel: 01284 754654 or email: office@southlee.co.uk

er Mervyn Watch, Headmast

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Marathon Madness


t was time to test my theory. I have been saying, in a rather flippant way for a couple of years now that, “I could do a marathon tomorrow if I really wanted to”. So when an opportunity arose to sign up to a local marathon just 10 days before, I rather foolhardily put my name down. Sure, I hadn’t actually trained for it. I’d only ever run more than 10 miles once or twice before. But how hard could it be? I was about to find out. The weather was damp, the course was trails through the forest, and the other competitors looked far more prepared than me. However, I believed in myself so led out. The course consisted of two laps (each of 13 miles). I felt ok (ish) as I started the second lap. This rapidly deteriorated as my legs seems to morph into concrete blocks. Other than

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BY ANDREW SOUTHWOOD that I was still reasonably confident at the 15 mile mark. By mile 18 my pace had dropped to that of a mildly sedated sloth. Shortly after mile 22 my legs went on strike. However, after some short but firm negotiations (and a handful of jelly babies) I managed to persuade them to get back to work. It was about here a fellow runner jogged past me, fresh as a daisy, smiling and exchanging pleasantries. That was rather disconcerting. At mile 23, the final watering station, the marshal keenly told me that the guy in front was only about ‘a minute or two’ ahead (the same guy that glided past me earlier). My, perhaps a little too abrupt, response was that he may as well be 20 minutes ahead! There was zero chance of me catching anyone now. The last 3 miles are a bit of a blur. I kind of knew I was getting close (this was the

second lap) but after every corner there was another section I had forgotten about. Finally I was on the home run, alongside the river, I knew I was definitely only ½ a mile away now. I was determined to at least jog (not crawl) over the line and so I maintained some momentum, finding some reserves of energy I had hidden away. As I crossed the line and stumbled towards the event tent I heard some very welcome words from a kind marshal. “Would you like a cup of tea love?”. I did not hesitate – “yes, milky with at least 3 or 4 sugars please…”. Blimey I needed that. At least I didn’t have the kids jumping all over me when I got in the door and didn’t have to spend half the night sitting on the floor trying to settle a 2 year old. That would have been really bad for my fragile and fatigued body. Doh!



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The person

behind the Ad...

Craig Smith at

Craig is the owner of the child day nursery – Tinkerbells. Tinkerbells is based in the popular village of Thurston, just 3 miles outside of Bury. Alongside having a hands-on role within the nursery, Craig is also a qualified teacher and has a part time role teaching at a school in Bury St Edmunds! I met up with Craig to have a coffee and a chat and find out a bit more about him – the person behind the ad…

teacher. I am actually still in contact with some of my old primary school teachers from when I was a child. They always laugh and tell me stories about how, even at the age of 4, I knew what I wanted to do and that was to teach and work with children!! I am sure I was quite annoying as I think I went on and on about it at the time!!

How long have you owned Tinkerbells?

Definitely the variety! No 2 days are the same. I am one of the Early Years Teachers at Howard Primary alongside having a hand in the running of Tinkerbells and I really embrace the childled teaching methods. I always start off with a plan but, the reality is, the children always seem to come up with a better plan so I generally tend to roll with it and help them develop and learn whilst doing what they want and what interests them. I also have a couple of other businesses – ‘Box of Frogs Childcare’ which provides childcare at events and weddings and Envirotech which recycles technical equipment in schools.

I have actually owned Tinkerbells for 2 years now. Before that I was the manager there for 18 months. When the previous owners decided to sell, it seemed like the natural progression for me.

So – have you always worked within childcare? Yep – ever since I was 16 years old!

How did you get to where you are today? I literally followed my heart! I started off working at Cherry Trees Nursery and was also a level 3 nanny or ‘manny’ if you prefer! I didn’t want to go down the conventional route to teaching as I wanted to keep on working with children whilst studying but I am now a qualified

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What is the best part of your job?

Telephone: 01359 232221 www.tinkerbellsdaynursery.co.uk

…and the worst? Being pulled in too many directions! The ‘admin’ side of the job bores me a bit! Running a business involves a lot of extra ‘grown up’ stuff which I don’t like as much – I just want to work with the children really and always try and delegate as much of the business side of things as possible to my great manager!

When you are not working, what do you enjoy doing? I play football. Not that I am amazing at it but I really enjoy it and that is what counts! I have also recently started doing Park runs with my mum and I am really getting in to running. I have just entered a 10k run in Milton Keynes – not sure if that might be pushing my abilities a bit too far but I do like to challenge myself! The rest of my time is spent with my 4 year old son – he is pretty awesome!

What is your biggest achievement to date My son Freddy of course – hands down the best thing I have managed to achieve!

Where were you born? Yep! I am a local boy – Risby born and bred! Actually, I am hugely proud of Bury St Edmunds! I have moved away before but always come back! Can’t help it – it’s in my blood!

Where did you go to school?

Tell us something about yourself that not many people would know…

Risby Primary, Westley Middle and then County Upper

I have a bit of a man crush on Channing Tatum (who doesn’t Craig!!!!)

If you could choose 1 famous person to have dinner with (dead or alive), who would it be and why?

What is your favourite music? Anything I can have a good sing to! I love to sing – so Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith… love it! Funnily enough I am rubbish at learning the actual words to songs though so I tend to make them up as I go along! It makes it so much more fun and they are never the same words twice!

Holly Willoughby – she is literally my PERFECT woman!

And film…

And drink…

Shawshank Redemption – brilliant film! I also love a good RomCom and, of course, anything with Channing Tatum in!

Iron Bru – I don’t actually drink alcohol which makes me a great mate to go out with!!

What would you choose to eat at that meal? A giant jar of Nutella and 2 spoons…or just 1 – we could share!!

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Stretch Funding’ - making funding work for you! At the start of the new academic year and with the kids settling back at school, now might be the perfect time to begin thinking about childcare options for the youngest members of your family. An often daunting and difficult decision to make, choosing the right nursery or pre-school for your child and your family can be tricky.

an outdoor classroom, and fantastic large gardens for your children to play, explore, and be happy in. Specialising in outdoor learning, Tinkerbells welcomes babies and children from 3 months to 5 years old across three fantastic rooms to ensure a true ‘home-fromhome’ environment at all times.

At Tinkerbells Explore & Learn in Thurston, they have not only tried to keep your family’s transition into nursery free from stress, but have also endeavoured to remain as flexible as possible to suit all families, their working patterns, and their lifestyles too.

To help spread the cost of childcare, Tinkerbells offers ‘stretched’ funding which allows families of all 3-year-olds to receive their government funding for 52 weeks of the year rather than just term-time only. Additionally, Tinkerbells also accepts all childcare vouchers frequently offered as an incentive by employers of local businesses.

Located just three miles from the town centre, Tinkerbells offers a rural village location,

One of the hardest aspects of leaving your child at nursery is the ‘not knowing’ of what

they are doing or whether they are ok. To help alleviate some of your worries, Tinkerbells uses a secure personal online platform to showcase videos, photographs and observations of your child straight to your email address throughout each day. Equally, a friendly member of staff is always just at the end of the phone throughout the day for a chat! To aid those parents that might need to be at work before usual nursery hours, Tinkerbells is open from 7am to 6pm all year around to help cater for even the earliest of drop-offs or latest of pick-ups each day. Tinkerbells Explore & Learn currently has spaces across the nursery and would love to welcome you for visits and show-rounds at a time convenient to you.

Fantastic village nursery in the heart of Thurston, just three miles from Bury St Edmunds town centre! We cater for 3 month olds to 4 year olds and are open from 7am until 6pm, 51 weeks of the year. We specialise in ‘Outdoor Learning’ and are fortunate to have beautiful, large gardens complete with forest school areas and an outdoor classroom.

Telephone: 01359 232221 www.tinkerbellsdaynursery.co.uk

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Garden Confidential

by Paul Clarke

What to do in your garden in October...

Cosmos is the birth month flower of October . A traditional cottage garden plant that will go on being produced until the first frosts if they are dead-headed regularly. When dead-heading cosmos the trick is to cut the stem right back to the first leaf, rather than just pulling the flower head off.




Autumn has arrived and in October there are plenty of leaves to kick around and spiders webs to walk into along with damp dewy mornings. Time to dig out those jumpers, as we can expect the first frosts this month and of course British Summer time ends on the 30th of October, when the clocks go back and the shorter days really do begin.


You can often buy young plants but often the way to grow Cosmos is by seed. Wait until May or until danger of frost has passed then scatter seeds of the cosmos onto bare soil. Once planted, this annual flower self-seeds and will provide more cosmos flowers in the area for years to come. Cosmos is available in all colours of the rainbow but look out for Chocolate Cosmos if you want a wonderful scent.

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Pauls jobs for the month Flower Garden

n Plant a layered bulb pot. Fill the base of a large pot with potting compost up to around 10 inches from the top. Put in daffodils and cover with compost. Then plant a layer of tulip bulbs and again cover with compost. Finally add a layer of crocus bulbs and fill to the top of your pot. Hopefully you should get a succession of colour firstly from the crocus followed by the daffodils and then the tulips. n Cut back all of the tall shrubs such as lavatera and buddleia. n Now is the time to take hardwood cuttings from buddleia, flowering currants and forsythia n Good time to plant bare root trees n Dahlias should be lifted at the end of the month. Cut down the stems to a few inches. Dig up the tubers and remove any loose soil and store upside down for a couple of weeks to dry. Remove more soil and store in dark cool frost free trays with a little dry compost if you wish.

This months poem...

n Prune climbing roses n Clear any fallen rose leaves to prevent black spot from over wintering n Clear old leaves from hostas n Move any Salvia’s in pots ideally indoors or to a sheltered spot against the house

Vegetable Garden n Harvest and store any beetroot n Create new strawberry beds and plant young strawberry plants raised from runners. n In the vegetable plot you can now plant spring cabbage and overwintering onion sets. n Harvest your final crop of beetroot and store in a cool dark location. n Good time to divide your rhubarb crowns n Continue to harvest your apples and pears n Start a runner bean trench. Add any kitchen vegetable food waste and wet newspaper.

General Maintenance n Take advantage of any dry days to paint fences, sheds etc with a preservative n Cover ponds with netting to keep out falling leaves. n Hoover up leaves from your lawn using the mower. n Continue to tidy your garden borders by removing dead flower stems and weeds . n Last chance to give your hedges a trim this month before Winter n Keep some fruit windfall apples for the birds to feed on.

Lawn Maintenance n By the end of the month you will probably have given your lawn its final cut of the year. After this it is a good time to give the grass a good scarifying with a lawn rake to pull out dead grass and moss.

“October gave a party;The leaves by hundreds came The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples, And leaves of every name. The Sunshine spread a carpet, And everything was grand, Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band.” - George Cooper, October’s Party



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1 Switch off your PS4 (or any console) at the wall A PS4 on standby still uses 10 Watts of power. Assuming it is left on standby for 21 hours per day, by turning it off at the plug you would save £11 per year (= 36kg of CO2).

3 Myth buster! Charging your mobile costs a fortune. Doesn’t it?

Charging your mobile phone for 4 hours a day only costs around 80 pence per year!

2 Use a tablet instead of a desktop PC or laptop

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These changes can make possible savings of over £240 per year (and CO2 savings up to 182kg).

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BROUGHT TO LIFE BY PROFESSIONAL TOURING COMPANY An aspiring actor will make his professional debut alongside seasoned performers in an original play about a legendary lothario.

Bury St Edmunds-based Spinning Wheel Theatre company is bringing Casanova - based on the memoirs of 18th century Italian adventurer and author Giacomo Casanova – to small and rural venues across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex this autumn from September 30-October 22. Written and directed by Spinning Wheel Theatre artistic director, Amy Wyllie, it stars 22-year-old Sam Norris from Mildenhall in Suffolk. Fresh from a gap year of acting training at London’s Central School of Speech and Drama, the former West Suffolk College student plays 20 characters. He will tread the boards with Suffolk-born Joe Leat, who plays Casanova, and Lucy Benson-Brown, who plays 14 characters. Miss Wyllie, 31, who studied at King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds before graduating in acting from Drama School London, said: “For us, it is the first time we have done an original piece. It has been written from scratch and inspired by Casanova’s memoirs and historical figures that had contact with him. “It is very cheeky and raucous. It is serious in parts but overall more fun and madcap. I’m looking forward to us doing a play that is

a bit naughty.” She added the play featured Carry On-style humour as well as modern music, despite being set in the 18th century. “Casanova was kind of awesome,” Miss Wyllie said. “He was similar to a rock star and could do what he wanted so the play has a contemporary feel. It has been quite an interesting task to tackle a character that had a reputation of being a fun-loving person. But he had quite a dark character and did terrible things too.” Casanova was born in 1725 and became famous for his often complicated and elaborate affairs with women. Before his death in 1798, he enjoyed gambling, worked as a spy, invented the Lottery, was briefly a priest, performed as a violinist and worked with Mozart and the Pope. Casanova will debut at Sheringham Little Theatre in Norfolk on Friday September 30 where it will be shown for two nights.

It will then be performed at Cotton Village Hall; Felsham Village Hall; The Fisher Theatre in Bungay; New Wolsey Studio in Ipswich; St John’s Centre in Bury St Edmunds; Clare Town Hall; Palgrave Village Hall; John Peel Centre in Stowmarket; St Edmunds Hall in Hoxne; Wickhambrook Memorial Social Centre; Botesdale Village Hall; Blackbourne Community Centre in Elmswell; Exning Village Hall; the Thatcher’s Arms in Mount Bures; Whatfield Village Hall; Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall and Bardwell Tithe Barn. Spinning Wheel Theatre was set up in November 2011 by Miss Wyllie and freelance stage manager and designer, Becca Gibbs, who is the company’s executive producer. As well as professional tours, it puts on summer schools for children and teenagers and workshops for aspiring actors and theatre makers.

Casanova is not suitable for teenagers and children under 14 and tickets cost £9.50 or £7.50 for concessions. They are available from www.spinningwheeltheatre.com/tickets Follow @SpinningWheelTheatre on Twitter or like Spinning Wheel Theatre on Facebook. OCTOBER 2016 | 65


Hello Everybody!

Hope you are all getting your coats out for a chilly autumn! Hope you are all good, enjoy this months page.

molly xx

trainers sybil andrews academy Recently me and my family paid a visit to Freeport Braintree for a little shopping trip. I got a new pair of running trainers for the athletics club I go to. I got them from the Nike shop, they are women’s running shoes in black. At the start I walked in and was like where do I start! There were shoes everywhere, I was so happy when I found the black ones. On first inspection I was curious why they had slits at the sole but then my mum explained that they give more flexibility when running. They are so comfy, when I run I can’t even feel them on my feet!

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Sybil Andrews is my new brilliant school! I am really enjoying it, it is so good! At the minute we are at St James, but we will be moving into the new building just after Christmas. The new building is on Moreton hall, near the new park. All of the teachers there are really friendly, the lessons are all so interesting, they are all fifty minutes long. DT is really good, the other day we made smoothies, they were so delicious. I am really pleased that I chose this school!


It’s one thing to have popcorn but it’s another to have ‘fancy’ popcorn. I love popping my own kernels and adding chocolate to my popcorn. If a friend comes round it would be a fun little thing to do with them. To impress them you could always add some sprinkles after the chocolate to make it look more appetising. Another little tip is white chocolate, in my opinion it tastes way better on popcorn. I also love putting sugar and cinnamon on. A little trick is to get your fingertips slightly wet and then just flick the water on the popcorn for the sugar and cinnamon to stick to it. Make sure you only out a little cinnamon or otherwise it will go really powdery.


Ballroom dancing - ever wondered what all the fuss is about? Come and try our new Beginners Ballroom and Latin class. New class starting: WEDNESDAYS from 2nd November 9.00 - 9.45pm Southgate Community Centre IP33 2QA Class costs £10 per couple

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When life suprises us


Noun 1. An unexpected or astonishing event, fact, etc synonyms: shock, bolt from/out of the blue, thunderbolt, bombshell, revelation, source of amazement, rude awakening 68 | OCTOBER 2016


Life has this wonderful gift for surprising us. I don’t know about you and your life but as soon as I think ‘yep, I’ve got this sussed’, hey presto, out of nowhere comes something new. This ‘something new’ can sometimes be good, sometimes be not so good and sometimes just plain dull and inconvenient! Just recently I was sitting with some friends eating lunch and one of the girls started to recount her beautiful surprise engagement from a some few years ago, yet she shared with such enthusiasm and a sparkle in her eye as if it were yesterday. There she was during the curtain call, at the end of a pantomime she was performing in, pretty as a picture, when what to her wondering eye should appear but her handsome prince, holding back the tears and stumbling over the words ‘will you marry me?’ This was the last thing she expected or even apparently wanted. By wanted I mean of course she wanted to marry him (she did say yes) but the public surprise proposal, no way! Well at least that’s what she had always thought and made quite clear. But actually, the surprise element was really quite nice and something she now looks back on fondly. These unexpected and happy surprises in life are to sit with boldness in our memory, filling the dark days we all face with glimmers and smiles of delight. Then we have the surprises that are not quite so good. The unexpected

diagnoses, the unexpected tax bill, the unexpected unfortunate events that lead to rather difficult and tricky circumstances to navigate as a family. The good news is you are not alone; your friend, your neighbour, your work colleague all experience bombshells. It seems to be a part of the course called life. Focus on the ‘you are not alone’ bit for a moment. When the bad surprises happen it is so important to remember you’re not on your own in this. As people we’re designed to be in community, working and living alongside each other; helping out the friend in need. I am a firm believer that the not-so-good surprises can (if we embrace them and each other) create opportunities which also sit with boldness in our memory, filling the hard days with hope, friendship, joy and laughter as friends pull together and journey on through. Surprises by very definition are unexpected and more often than not astonishing, astounding our hearts with new and fresh ideologies which change and shape us through life. Today I encourage you to let life surprise you. Embrace the surprise; embrace each other with love and kindness through the tough surprises of life and embrace each other with celebration when the good surprises pop up in life too. Have a great month of surprises!

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Taster Session (Y3 & Y4) Saturday 15th October Tel: 755626 09.30–14.00 Open Evening Wednesday 16th November 18.00–20.00


The students, governors and staff warmly invite pupils and parents to our school open days, evenings and events. BURY ST EDMUNDS


Taster Session (Y3 & Y4) Saturday 1st October Tel: 09.30–13.30 755144 Open Day/Evening Tuesday 22nd November 10.30–12.30, 14.30–13.30, 19.00–20.15



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The All-Through Trust invites ALL Year 3 and 4 pupils to try FREE taster sessions that help show you what our middle phase offers. Make sure you are aware of all your options at the end of Year 4. Visit our web site to download the Taster Session booking form.

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The 2016/16 season has well and truly started at Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club with large numbers turning out to join and play across all sections of the club. A busy off season of recruiting and training 1XV (Wolfpack) squad members puts the Club in a solid position to build on its 7th position in National League 2 (South) from last year. The 1XV have played three league fixtures, the first being against Bristol based Clifton RFC in front of a packed home crowd. The Wolfpack won an impressive 30-10 with new recruit Darren Gillespie lifting Man of the Match trophy sponsored by Leaders. An away visit to Bishop Stortford, the league favourites this season, proved to be far tougher with a disappointing loss 36-7. The third match welcomed a return to form for the home side at the Greene King IPA Haberden with resounding 20-10 victory against visitors Worthing Raiders and Fijian Sai ‘V’ Vunivesilevu taking Warne Motors’ Man of the Match. The club’s award winning O2 Touch squad took the opportunity to showcase the non-contact form of the game to spectators at half time, encouraging new members to join them on Friday evenings. IXV home matches throughout October are on Saturday 1st October vs London Irish WG; Saturday 15th October vs Redruth and Saturday 29th October vs Redingensians. The club’s 2XV (Wolfhounds), 3XV (Wolves) and 4XV (Rovers) all finished last season winners, gaining promotion, with Wolfhounds competing against National League 3 sides’ 1XV this year, such as Colchester RFC as well as 2XV National League 2 clubs. Results so far mirror 1XV with wins against Clifton RFC (24-19) and Worthing RFC (42-7) and a loss (9-26) against Bishops Stortford. Wolves started the season with a win against Crusaders (15-5) before a narrow loss to Thurston (16-10). Having lost narrowly by 1 try to Sudbury 3XV, The Rovers are set to play Thurston 2XV on Saturday 24th September followed by a full month of fixtures throughout October. Similarly The Foxes (ladies) have a busy schedule of fixtures ahead in October. For full details visit www.bserufc. co.uk. The club’s buoyant Youth section sponsored by Culford School and Minis section, sponsored by Finborough School have taken to training with enthusiasm ahead of the first fixtures at the end of September. Looking ahead youth kick off with Suffolk 7s tournament held at Royal Hospital School against clubs all across the county, whilst the minis will be clocking in some friendly match play ahead of their annual festival on Sunday 16th October, which sees them welcome ten clubs across 6 age groups, and up to 3000 spectators. The Club fully supports RFU policies and has been working closely with minis players, who start at U6, to re-inforce the RFU’s core messages of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship. As a community club it relies upon large numbers of volunteers to keep the club running smoothly. A huge thank you to all the club’s volunteers and the 120 sponsors who support it. To find out more about joining BSE RUFC or becoming a sponsor email: sponsorshipmanager@bserufc.co.uk or call 01284 753 920.




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Halloween e f a s y a t s d n a n u f Have Halloween is celebrated on the night of 31 October, the eve of All Saints’ Day, often celebrated by children dressing up in frightening masks and costumes. Halloween is thought to be associated with the Celtic festival Samhain, when ghosts and spirits were believed to be abroad. Like it or hate it, you will struggle to avoid the ‘celebration’ of Halloween. There are many that dislike Halloween for a variety of reasons – children knocking on strangers’ doors and ‘begging’ for sweets or maybe its the connection to ghosts and spirits and things that are considered evil, yet there are others that really enjoy the celebration and see it as a great excuse to have some fun and dress up! Whichever camp you fall in to it is important to respect others and stay safe this Halloween. Here at the directory we are ok with kids getting dressed up and knocking at our doors for a mini pack of Haribo and we may even carve a couple of scary faces into a pumpkin so we thought we would share our top tips on how to have fun and stay safe this year… 80 | OCTOBER 2016


Road safety!


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If you are planning to let your child go out trick or treating this year, please remind them of road safety… cross the road at a safe place, stay on the path, LOOK before you cross, watch out for cars reversing or parking. As Halloween tends to happen at night, this is really important as a small child dressed head to toe in black can be easily missed!

It may seem fine and your perfectly confident 9 year old who manages very well to walk him/herself to school each day begs you for the freedom to go alone with friends, but are you sure they will be safe?? …excited…in a group of friends…high on sugar???? Be creative but remember with all that flammable synthetic material – don’t get too close to naked flames! Can you add any extras to the costume that will make your child more visible – a flashing wand or some glow in the dark bracelets maybe? Not everybody likes or wishes to join in. I tell my children that if there is no pumpkin, the lights are off, the chances are the home owners either don’t want to be bothered or aren’t at home! Don’t go knocking on every door – I think it’s obvious the houses who wish to participate and have prepared for the event!

Not everyone is nice and kind – stick to houses that you know and never EVER go in to the home of somebody that you don’t know.

Halloween, it frightens you, you have a small child or baby who may get upset or you’ve simply forgotten – close your curtains, don’t put a pumpkin outside and turn off your outside light!

care, if you are out driving on Halloween, be more vigilant for small witches, zombies and skeletons running around – look, look again and keep your speed to a minimum.

alloween, H or f s n la p e ’r ou Whatever y a happy one! e v a h ou y e op h e w


Christ Church MORETON HALL October is a month of great rejoicing because the harvest has come in. At Christ Church we have celebrated the Harvest Festival by organising once again a collection for the food-bank. By the time you read this the collection will be in full swing and if you would like to donate food for the food-bank we would be very pleased to receive it throughout October. We will start again before Christmas. Although it may seem a long way away, I would like to point out that soon we will be collecting items to put in shoeboxes for people in third world countries including Africa. Our Shoebox service will be on 27th November. This is a great occasion when the community comes together and begins to think about the correct celebration of Christmas. However, for my main topic this month I want to talk about two things that symbolise the best of Moreton Hall and the worst. I begin with the worst. It is proposed to allow a McDonald’s drive-thru on the Moreton Hall estate near the Dragonfly Hotel. I think this is a dreadful idea for the following reasons. Firstly, the sequence of roundabouts from Moreton Hall onto the 82 | OCTOBER 2016

A14 is frequently heavily congested at this point. The last thing we need is more cars queuing to get into a drive-in eatery. I can foresee queues of cars going back on to the A14 contributing significantly to the likelihood of a major accident. The second reason is that of litter. While people may well pick up their food in their cars and drive home to eat it, the reality is they eat as they drive and then deposit the rubbish out of the window. Do we really want to see Symonds Road and Bedingfield Way littered with used boxes and papers despite all the assurances from the vendors. Finally, there is the fact that the major killer in the USA is obesity. Britain is well on the way to following suit. Do we really want to encourage our young people to eat more junk food and live the junk-food lifestyle? I do believe it is our Christian duty to resist this development, not from any sense of ‘nimbi-ism’, but for good old fashioned, plain common sense. It is not safe, it is not good for the environment and it is not good for the people who use it. I now turn to the best on Moreton Hall. That is the new structure on

the roundabout on Mount Road as you come in from the countryside. This is a wonderful thing because on the one hand it looks back and on the other it looks forward. It looks back to the dark days of the 1940s when this country was locked in a titanic struggle against the forces of Nazism, and the American air force arrived in 1943 to help us with that struggle. My uncle, who was growing up near an airfield somewhere in Norfolk, often told me stories of seeing the badly damaged aircraft returning from their epic flights over Germany. Many of them landed safely, but a significant number crashed on landing, killing their crews, or badly wounding them. Therefore, this is a memorial which rightly remembers the bravery and courage of not just the British people, but the American allies who did so much for us. On the top of the memorial, which has the ‘A’ of the bomber group concerned as its centrepiece, is a dove with an olive branch in its mouth. This, of course, speaks of peace and the result of all these efforts was to bring peace not only to our country but a lasting peace to the whole of Europe which has held until this day. We all know that peace is not just the end of hostilities.


Peace is something we all inwardly seek – peace of life; peace of mind; to be on good terms with all our friends, neighbours and work colleagues; and also that inner peace which gives serenity and purpose to all our lives. The dove, of course, is not just a symbol of peace; it is the emblem of Noah, who after the trauma of the flood found a new world for humankind to inhabit. Supremely, it is the sign of the Holy Spirit, the third member of the Trinity. He descended as a dove upon Jesus Christ at His baptism, and He is sent by God to all believers around the world to give that inner peace which only comes through faith. On the 9th of October some adults will be experiencing this through our special adult baptism service at 10:30am At Christ Church, Moreton Hall, in the run up to Christmas we will be focussing more and more on the effect of the Holy Spirit in our lives, for He has given us peace, joy, happiness, purpose and the serenity we need to face the challenges of the day. No one knows what lies ahead and we certainly hope it is not a return to the dark days of the 1940s, but with that peace in our hearts which only God can give, we can look forward with confidence to whatever lies ahead. Every Church of England service ends with the words “The peace of God which passes all understanding keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God and of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” That is my prayer for you all this harvest time and as we get close to Christmas, may we find the peace which only comes from the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ.



SUNDAY 2nd OCTOBER 8.30am Holy Communion 10.30am Harvest All Age Worship 6.30pm New Wine DVD

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SUNDAY 16th OCTOBER OUR OCTOBER SERVICES 10.30am Holy 2nd 8.30am HolyCommunion Communion 10.30am HarvestEvening All Age Worship 6.30pm Prayer 6.30pm New Wine DVD


10.30am Morning Worship with Baptism by Immersion 10.30am Morning Worship 6.00pm BCY Celebration at West Road Church 6.30pm A Time of Refreshing 16th 10.30am Holy Communion 6.30pm Prayer Evening

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10.30am Free Holy Communion 6.30pm A Time of Refreshing 30th 10.30am Free Holy Communion 6.30pm Reflective Service 6.30pm Reflective Service

With every good wish, Yours sincerely,

Revd. Canon Jonathan Ford. Minister Christ Church Moreton Hall OCTOBER 2016 | 83

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BE MY BABY (drama)

Monday 17th - Saturday 22nd OCTOBER

Coronation Street star Brooke Vincent makes her stage debut alongside Ruth Madoc (Hi-De-Hi) in Be My Baby. Its 1964 and nineteen year old Mary Adams is sent to a mother and baby convent to give birth to her illegitimate child shame free. Written by Amanda Whittington this poignant comedy examines the human need for friendships and the naivety of the 1960s and can be seen at the theatre. Book Online.

HALF TERM SHOWS FOR THE FAMILY There are also plenty of Half Term Treats for families this October. On Sunday 23 October for ages 2 -7 we have Marty Macdonald’s Toy Machine. This fun musical, interactive adventure features puppetry and a whole heap of fun! Thursday 27 October Green Light Theatre bring Albee Vector The Sound Collector to pour stage. Albee is on a quest for the most beautiful sound in the world but the sounds are running low and he needs your help! Finishing of our Half Term of theatre fun between Friday 28 – Saturday 29 October we have King Arthur by Michael Morpurgo. This is an epic tale of magic, heroism, love and betrayal from the author of War Horse and Private Peaceful. Book Online.

NIGHT LIGHT (drama) Monday 24th OCTOBER

welcome Mandala Theatre Company with Night Light, somewhere in England two teenagers seeking asylum hide out in an abandoned factory. In the dark night someone else arrives who could threaten to turn them over to the authorities and place them into serious danger. Book Online.

PRINCESS UNDONE (drama) Wednesday 26th OCTOBER

Kensington Palace, 1993. While the Royal Family is at Balmoral, the Queen’s sister Princess Margaret removes bags of correspondence from the Queen Mother’s home, including potentially sensational letters from Charles and Diana. She means to burn them all. But then she discovers other papers, just as dangerous, relating to herself… Starring Stephanie Beacham. Book Online.

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SHANE RICHIE & HIS BAND Saturday 15th OCTOBER 2016 Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £26.50 Plus special guest Donovan Blackwood, lead singer from 80s band Heatwave One of Soap land’s “biggest” stars, Shane Richie is a huge household name with his many TV shows including of course playing Alfie Moon in the ever popular Eastenders, together with many other TV guest appearances, game shows hosting plus leading theatre roles. Shane is also a keen musician, rarely having the time to enjoy his music passion on stage. Now Shane and his musicians Kick Up The 80s with a brand new and exclusive show where his passion is unleashed live! Complete with usual comedy banter, anecdotes and some great 80s hits delivered only the way Shane can. This show will have the audience both up out their seats dancing and smiling!


Tuesday 25th OCTOBER 2016 Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £20 Midge Ure has a career that spans over 40 years – from his ‘pop band’ beginnings, ‘almost’ joining the Sex Pistols, the electronic groundbreaking work with Visage (‘Fade To Grey’ is still voted #1 in its genre across Europe), via the mainstream success of Ultravox to the twists and turns of his solo releases.

BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS: A CELEBRATION Thursday 25th OCTOBER 2016 Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: £21 LEGEND are seven great musicians and singers dedicated to the life and music of the late, great Bob Marley. They lovingly recreate Bob Marley & The Wailers in a fully live show. This dynamic band, led by the charismatic Michael Anton Phillips, have a pedigree second to none. Members have worked with reggae greats such as: The Mighty Diamonds, Dennis Brown, Rankin Roger, The Beat, Burning Spear, Apache Indian, Errol Dunkley, George and Desmond Decker, Musical Youth and many more. These talented musicians and singers are sincerely dedicated to the music, the memories and the vibe – they will “make you want to move your dancing feet” Book Online. *Times and dates correct at time of going to press. Please check with organiser for full details/availability. OCTOBER 2016 | 85

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SWISS ARMY MAN Director Paul Greengrass



Starring Daniel Scheinert, Daniel Kwan Daniel Radcliffe stars as a corpse in this mind-bogglingly surreal yet oddly moving shipwreck comedy. Stranded on a desert island, desperate Hank (Paul Dano) is about to hang himself when a flatulent dead body washes ashore. His new pal turns out to be a man of many uses, from improvised jet-ski to fresh water storage. He even has a special magic compass. The duo swiftly become firm friends, and the corpse revives sufficiently to introduce himself as Manny (Daniel Radcliffe). Together, they embark on a crazy epic adventure that will return Hank to the woman of his dreams. This is a ceaselessly inventive and ultimately rather touching comedy like no other, giving Daniel Radcliffe his strangest role to date. It’s the feature debut of Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan - collectively known as ‘The Daniels’ - whose hugely imaginative music video ‘Turn Down for What’ went viral.

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Director Colm McCarthy Starring Sennia Nanua, Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close, Paddy Considine One girl holds the key to survival in this strikingly original post-apocalyptic zombie horror. In a dystopian near future, humanity has been ravaged by a mysterious fungal disease. The afflicted are robbed of all free will and turned into flesh-eating ‘hungries’. Mankind’s only hope is a small group of hybrid children who crave human flesh but retain the ability to think and feel. The kids go to school at an army base in rural England, where they’re subjected to cruel experiments by Dr. Cauldwell (Glenn Close). Teacher Helen (Gemma Arterton) grows particularly close to an exceptional girl named Melanie (Sennia Nanua). When the base is invaded, the trio escape with guard Sergeant Parks (Paddy Considine) and embark on a perilous journey of survival, during which Melanie must come to terms with who she is.

DARE TO BE WILD PG Director Vivienne De Courcy Starring Emma Greenwell, Tom Hughes, Alex Macqueen, Janie Dee, Christine Marzano, Lorna Quinnr A globe-trotting romantic adventure based on the amazing true story of landscape designer Mary Reynolds. Young, gifted Irishwoman Mary Reynolds (Emma Greenwell) has a dream: to share the beauty of the natural world and communicate the need for its preservation. Her ambition is to enter the prestigious, hugely competitive Chelsea Flower Show, creating an unconventional wild nature garden in the heart of London. The odds are stacked against this idealistic outsider, who experiences plenty of setbacks and opposition from the snooty horticultural establishment. But her sheer force of will wins a dedicated band of supporters, known as the Green Angels. Key to her plans is reforestation specialist Christy Collard (Tom Hughes), whom she follows to Ethiopia. Romance blossoms, along with Mary’s remarkable garden. This stunningly photographed, uplifting, inspirational and swooningly romantic true-life drama offers a terrific lead role to rising star Emma Greenwell, who was recently seen in the Jane Austen adaptation ‘Love & Friendship’.

Filmed on location in the West Midlands, M.R. Carey’s adaptation of his much-acclaimed, bestselling novel puts a fresh, provocative spin on the zombie movie.

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Taylor Engall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 725800 All Homes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 234444 Wards of Stanton Removals . . . . . . . . . . 01359 251198 Castle Mortgages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 254042

business services

Rudlings Wakelam Solicitors . . . . . . . . 01284 715665 Ayling Computer Services . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 701482 Gage Computer Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 764574 Simply Secure Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 750019 Saffron Sitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0330 2210583 Little Larks Day Nursery. . . . . . . . . . . . . 07949 685262 Tinkerbells Nursery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 232221


& drink

Orissa Indian Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 719116 Slates Restaurant & Carvery. . . . . . . . . 01284 704231 Country Farm Meats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 235237 Thomas Ridley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 270536 ICE cooking classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 270102


& social clubs

Pot Black Sports Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 704231 Bury Golf Range & Golf Store . . . . . . . 01284 723894 Moreton Hall Community Centre . . 01284 763405 Anglia Indoor Karting Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . 01473 240087 Planet Laser. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 220102

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