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School Transport I have just learned of the proposed changes to the school transport system, they are as follows: 1. Free travel for 11 – 16 year olds would no longer be provided where a student is not attending their nearest school.

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

2. Subsidised travel for 16 – 18 year olds would no longer be provided Suffolk county council cabinet are meeting on the 12th September, so most of you will know by now.

Boy Racers There is not a lot I can say about this except what has already been said, the police know the problem, the Police Commissioner knows, some locals even want to form an action group and confront them. I think this would be a bad idea. I have received hate mail from a named individual, yes, he had his name and photo at the top of messenger, it was a very nasty message which I have printed off and forwarded to the police. My name has also been sprayed on a nearby roundabout, again, not a nice slogan. I hope the police will get tougher and stop this nuisance.

SUFFOLK LIBRARY As you know, within the youth club we have Suffolk Library, and they have done a wonderful job throughout the summer, teaching children to read and understand the books they read. The times are changing in order to catch youngsters as they leave school. Patsy and I had the honour of presenting awards to the children on the 12th September, well done for all your great work. The new timing’s are: Tuesdays 1.00 to 1.30pm 1.30 to 2.15pm 2.15 to 2.45pm 3.45 to 4.15pm

Library service Top time - activities for older people Singing and stories bring along your little ones to enjoy Homework club - Staff are available to help with homework and projects with children under the age of seven, accompanied by an adult. The club will run until the end of October.

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


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

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

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


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Pauls jobs for the month General Maintenance

n With weeks of leaf fall to come use your mower to hoover up leaves from your lawn. The leaves make a great addition to your compost heap. 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 Rough dig over vegetable patches and leave it in lumps or ridges to be broken down gradually by the winter frosts and rain. n Clean down garden furniture and store it for the winter or buy a furniture cover if it is to stay outside.

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.

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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. n Prune climbing roses n Clear any fallen rose leaves to prevent black spot from over wintering n Clear old leaves from hostas

Vegetable & Fruit Garden n Harvest any pumpkins and squashes before the first frost n Plant garlic n Lift any remaining potatoes before slug damage occurs n In the vegetable plot you can now plant spring cabbage and overwintering onion sets. n Plant new fruit trees and bushes. Choose ‘bare root’ plants, they usually cost less than pot grown ones.

GARDEN SERVICES

n Good time to divide your rhubarb crowns n Continue to harvest your apples and pears

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.

This months poem... “The harvest moon hangs round and high It dodges clouds high in the sky, The stars wink down their love and mirth The Autumn season is giving birth. Oh, it must be October The leaves of red bright gold and brown, To Mother Earth come tumbling down, The breezy nights the ghostly sights, The eerie spooky far off sounds Are signs that it’s October. The pumpkins yellow, big and round Are carried by costumed clumsy clowns It’s Halloween - let’s celebrate.”

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BURY ST EDMUNDS THE GREENE KING IPA HABERDEN

The rugby season has well and truly kicked off with plenty of action on the pitches across all sections of the club. Big news off the pitch this summer is that the club has welcomes Servest as new main club sponsor.

A successful final pre-season match away against National League 1 Club, Flyde Rugby Club in Lancashire, put spirits high in the Wolfpack (1XV) camp. Just a week later though a 50-26 loss in the first league match of the season in front of the Haberden crowd dampened the mood. Lots of hard work throughout the week and a new determination saw the Wolfpack win the second game away at Broadstreet 20-16. With a solid win under their belts the team is now focused for the challenge ahead. Meanwhile The Wolfhounds (2XV) enjoyed a 45-25 win against Colchester and the Wolves (3XV) similarly 17-5 against Cottenham Renegades. The Rovers (4XV) and the club’s social team didn’t fare so well, perhaps a little out of practice over the summer, conceding 48 to their 3 against Ipswich YM. The Junior Academy started their season off well, winning a very close game against Framlingham College by one point in an early season friendly. Youth are back into the swing of things, preparing for the season with training for all age groups over the summer. The U16s headed to Netherlands on tour, coming back with three wins out of three. For the ladies, training has been non-stop in the summer months, as several new faces joined the league winning Foxes squad. New coaches for the Foxes and Vixens, the U16 girls too, and there’s undeniable buzz in the ladies section. For the minis the first week back also meant brand new kit for all the youth and minis coaches, sponsored by East Anglian Legal Services Company, Ashtons Legal. A brand new award, The Ashtons Legal Coaches Squad of the Week award was launched with the first recipient, the new U6s. The club’s much talked about new undercover seated stand is due for completion by the end of September, in time for tougher wintery months ahead for spectators.

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The club welcomes new members, players from age 6 upwards, and social members of all ages. Membership details can be found on the club website www.bserufc.co.uk

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Bury St Edmunds Minis have been enjoying training on Sunday mornings at the Haberden, turn out has been good and enthusiasm high after the summer break. Welcome to the new cohort of Under 6’s (year 1 at school) who have been having great fun learning new skills and making friends. The coaches have been undertaking yet more study to keep their skills fresh and to make sure that our players are getting the best possible start to their rugby career at BSE RUFC. Great pride is taken on the standard of coaching that every child receives. Last Saturday saw the U11’s turn to be the Guard of Honour for the Bury St Edmunds 1XV (photo attached). The U11’s cheered, clapped and high fived the senior players as then entered the pitch looking forward to one day when they may be running out as seniors in their club colours.


CHURCH NEWS

Christ Church MORETON HALL October is one of my favourite times of the year, partly because of the trees turning from green to gold, the swathes of leaves and the prospect of sunny days and warm evenings, sometimes. But my real enjoyment comes from harvest festivals. The church full with so many good things; The joyous worship, the people who worked hard to decorate it, and the schoolchildren bringing their gifts to celebrate the faithfulness of God. For father God has promised that seedtime and harvest will not end until His Son finally returns to bring everything to completion. Food is, of course, of great concern to all of us. The price of food is something that keeps thousands, if not millions, of people awake at night as they compete to harvest crops and bring them to market in the right packaging and sell them on to people. We live in a bizarre world with an economy which the Archbishop of Canterbury has called ‘broken’ where every year the world produces twice as much food as it needs to eat and yet millions of people starve and tens of millions go hungry every night. At the same time, other people buy more food than they could ever eat, eat more food than they ever need and then spend huge amounts of money trying to take off unwanted weight with beauty techniques, rigorous diet regimes and exercise plans. To me, there is one simple answer. It seems that we feed every need we have, particularly our bodies, but we rarely consider whether or not we feed our souls. When the soul is hungry and unfed, like any starving creature we take sustenance wherever we can and often consume things 82 | OCTOBER 2017

which are not good for us. Whereas a soul that is properly fed and is strong and healthy, helps us control every other aspect of our life and live in harmony with each other and the world God has made. This is really what harvest festival is about. God has promised to feed us both physically and spiritually. Sadly, like picky guests at a banquet, we only consume some of the things that are on offer and due to habit we often miss the most important things. So a simple question to us all is not ‘What is the state of your body or your bank balance, the food you buy and the things you do with your life?’ but this, ‘How are you feeding your soul?’ and if you have never considered it, where do you start? At Christ Church Moreton Hall, in our evening services we have lots of ways for people to feed their souls. Our new service called ‘Open Space’ and healing communion can really help, as well as our Sunday morning services. It is also not too late to get involved with Alpha which is happening on Thursday evenings at 7.00 p.m. Our Harvest Festival service this year will be on Sunday 1st October at 10.30 a.m. and you would be very welcome if you would like to come and join in. We will also be collecting non perishable foodstuff to pass on to the local food bank to help people in our town and area who are in need. If you want to know more about feeding your soul, or any other things, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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


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