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Hello and welcome to our 100th issue of the

Moreton Hall Directory. We hope you like our new style, and enjoy reading this month’s bigger and better magazine. It’s hard to believe the magazine’s been running for over 8 years, so we’d normally say, grab a cuppa and enjoy, but for this month, we say grab a glass of bubbly and celebrate with us! For our 100th issue we visited a number of our long standing advertisers to find out more about their businesses – you can read more about them throughout the magazine. We were proud to read that Bury St Edmunds featured in The Telegraph recently as a great place for eating out. But we all knew that already, didn’t we. To help you take advantage of that, there are some great restaurant vouchers in this issue. The amazing Graze Bar and Kitchen are offering 20% off for readers (see page 23), and if curry is more your thing, Orissa have their normal (and very popular) discount vouchers on page 21.

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our advertisers and community contributors for supporting the MHD over the years, and of course our readers who we hope continue to find the magazine a great source of information for Bury St Edmunds. Here’s to another 100 issues! Hope you have a fab May and we’ll see you again in June.


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How many of us sat down on the sofa watching the London Marathon on Sunday (21st) and were truly inspired by the amazing achievement off over 36000 people? I know I was, and will now start my running training looking to complete another marathon at the end of the year after completing London in 2012. How many of you, have now decided to go out buy some running trainers and start hitting the pavement? If your answer is yes, great! Events such as London Marathon and last years Olympic games should inspire and motivate us to go out try a new sport, get fitter or take on our own fitness challenge. However if you are purely looking to lose weight and think running alone is a great way to lose fat then I’m afraid you won’t be seeing the results your hard work deserves. Most of you would have seen that there has been a lot of press coverage recently over HITT training which stands for High Intensity Interval Training, which has been proven to be more effective for fat loss than steady long duration cardio. Please be aware if you are looking to lose a lot of weight and start running, you will have a very low muscle muscle mass and very high levels of body fat. So you have a high load going through every joint for every stride taken. Untrained bone and muscle structure covered in excess body fat is actually very unstable and more prone to injury. So would I advise HITT running training for large clients looking to lose a lot of body fat? No. Intervals are supposed to be flat out, you should have nothing left in the tank after each interval set. How many large people have you seen who can truly say that they were running flat out?? If your sport is running, or you’re strong/stable and lean enough, then yes I believe running can be very helpful and use with certain clients. But for the 90% of people looking to lose a lot of weight and body fat stick to strength training and lower impact exercises. If you want to add intervals to your workout I suggest machines such as rower and cross trainer.

With this being the MHD’s 100th edition I would welcome a Q & A which I will complete in next months edition, so if you have any questions related to fitness, exercise, training, nutrition supplements etc please send me an email with your question.

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By Carole Baker


Director, The Self Centre

This month we look at New Parenthood

(It’s an interesting journey of discovery!) New parenthood can be exhilarating, but it can also be a time for great vulnerability; the failure to provide empathic and professionally competent support at this stage reverberates through 1000’s of families. Early intervention is key to the wellbeing of the whole family unit. Findings demonstrate that there is an urgent need to raise awareness of the symptoms of postnatal depression amongst the general population. We also need to challenge the damaging stigma surrounding the diagnosis, as well as the fear of the implications to suffering the symptoms and asking for help. So what are the symptoms experienced by many mothers? Perfectionism Guilt Anger Fear Frustration Intense love Panic Low mood Anxiety Tearfulness Isolation Lost sense of self Many myths still surround the diagnosis of Postnatal Depression. The most common one still being, ‘mothers with PND have a bonding issue with their child’. Having worked with 100’s of mothers I can honestly say that whilst this can be one of the symptoms a far higher ratio of mothers


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experience the other extreme which is heightened anxiety about leaving their child and an immense fear of getting it wrong. We live in a society where so much pressure is placed on parents, media and health often feed into mother’s fears of what we SHOULD do which is creating a generation of mothers with unrealistic, perfectionist beliefs that are of course unattainable. It goes without saying that this then feeds into the sense of guilt of not getting it right and there the spiral begins. Causes The cause of postnatal depression (PND) is not completely clear. The condition can affect any mother (or father). PND does not usually have a single cause, but is the result of a combination of factors. The huge changes in hormone levels that occur during and after pregnancy were once thought to cause PND. However, there is no evidence to suggest that this is the case. It is much more likely that the condition is related to the combination of ‘life changes’ that occur after childbirth. How common is Postnatal Depression? The most frequently quoted statistic for women suffering from PND is 1-10 however from my experience and from various research papers the evidence suggests this number is far

higher. Evidence has shown that for those mothers that are screened for PND as many as half lie on the test in fear of implications. The fear of having children taken away is still very apparent. Treatment 4 children survey suggest that G.P’s are more likely to prescribe antidepressants; of the women who saw health professionals, 70% were prescribed anti depressants while 41% were given access to talking therapies. This ratio is echoed within the groups with many mothers feeling ‘let down’ by health professionals because their only option was medication. Beyond Birth Course is course is suitable for any mother wanting to explore the life changes that take place when becoming a parent. You can access this course with or without a diagnosis of PND, we are not concerned with diagnosis, we are interested in you as an individual. The course runs over 10 weeks 1.5 hours each session. Some of the subjects covered • Expectations versus reality • Perfectionism & Guilt • Pressures from society and other sources

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• Low mood and Anxiety • Changing relationships • How our own childhood can influence our parenting and mood • Roles we play - Retaining a sense of self • Confidence & Assertiveness • Challenging mistaken beliefs that hold us back This course is delivered in an interactive way; whilst the course is educational it is also experiential. Many people feel apprehensive about attending a group, this is natural. Please be assured by the end of the first week everyone reports feeling relieved and glad they attended. Please see below some of the feedback captured at the end of the course.

‘Extremely safe environment to be open and real about my feelings. The material developed in a way that I could tap into my personal issues without being overwhelmed since we had tools to deal with them’ ‘This course is ESSENTIAL for new mums if I had not attended the group I would still be thinking I was the only one that felt this way’ ‘I found all of the course very helpful I would recommend this course to other mothers, the facilitators were very helpful and lovely people’ ‘Jo and Fiona, Thank you for providing me with hope for the future! Your Life After Birth course was just what I needed. I have met some lovely people and will be keeping in touch with them all. I have a more positive

outlook now and knowing there are other people ‘like me’ is a real comfort’ To book your place call Joanne at Clarity Wellbeing Services : 0797127833 www. Specialist Maternal & postnatal counselling also available. For further information on ante and post natal yoga, therapies that specialise in treating pregnant mums and new babies and baby yoga, baby massage and jo jingles please call The Self Centre on 01284 769090 or you can request a therapy appointment on our on line booking system. Carole Baker – Director: The Self Centre.

The remedies and advice suggested in this article are the personal opinion of the author. Please also inform your GP if you are planning to take any natural remedies and you are already on long term prescribed drugs. Always consult a qualified Complementary Practitioner, never self medicate.

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Salon Savvy As Stephen John approach their 8th year of trading, the Moreton Hall Directory paid them a visit to find out what’s in store for the forward thinking hairdressers and beauty salon… Opening it’s doors back in 2005, when parts of the Moreton Hall were still just a twinkle in the developers eye, joint owner Stephen Trowles (hairdresser extraordinaire) could only dream the salon would become the success it has today.

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Starting life as a hairdressing salon, Stephen often went to his long-time friend and now business partner Martin Davis for mentoring and business advice. Neither of them knew back then that 5 years down the line, Martin would also be running the highly successful salons.

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health & beauty In 2010, Martin joined Stephen at Stephen John and the business went from strength to strength, introducing Stephen John Beauty next door as well as adding accessory lines available to buy in the salon.

hairdressing skills keep the customers coming back time and time again. The 2 men refer to each other as their ying and yang, both bringing their own skills to the table making this one serious salon to watch.

Martin comes from a business development background working in the voluntary sector, so his strategy, finance and organisational skills have helped steer the business whilst Stephen’s energetic front of house and

The busy salons attract anywhere between 1,000 and 2,000 clients a month. Online bookings via their website are proving very popular, a great time saver for people with busy lifestyles.

But the company doesn’t stand still for long, and with a mobile app and new website currently in development, prepare to see a lot more from Stephen John in the future!

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innovative beauty treatments for all ages. If you are looking for a Christmas pamper or some changes to your beauty programme, the new salon will meet all your needs. Making its first appearance in Bury St Edmunds in 2012 is HD Brows. This new craze is sweeping across the beauty world and now celebrities everywhere are influencing members of the public to get HD or high definition eyebrows. This innovative procedure transforms your eyebrows into their perfect shape, dramatically enhancing your facial features. Other treatments on offer include AH Francis eyelash extensions which are a must to get longer, thicker and natural looking lashes that last for weeks. Shellac Nails - a revolutionary new product that changes the way women get their nails done. Bio sculpture gel

pigmentation problems. The list of treatments goes on through acrylic nail extensions, opi manicure and pedicure, waxing, spray tanning and the latest technology vertical tanning booths. Gemma Bull, 30, owner of The Lash and Brow Studio and Bury born and bred said: “I am very excited and proud to be opening a new salon in my home town. With over 10 years experience, I felt it was the right time for me to take the extra step to open my new salon so I could provide a full



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Helping you for 30 years!! And here to help for many more! Bury Osteopaths has been established since 1983, located in the Moreton Hall area of Bury St. Edmunds, it has catered for thousands of patients aches and pains for many years. The highly trained team of osteopaths have multiple years of clinical experience between them, and focus on providing fully balanced approach to healthcare. Osteopathy uses a vast array of treatment techniques, from soft tissue massage, spinal manipulation, stretching and articulation of joints to the prescription of exercises. These techniques are used to help treat a variety of conditions including back & neck pain, headaches & migraines, hip & knee pain, arthritic pain, sports injuries, shoulder injuries, repetitive strain injury and many more. Treatments usually begin with the osteopath taking a detailed medical case history to fully focus on the area of pain, it is with this that we can provide you with an accurate diagnosis of your current complaint and


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therefore produce a treatment plan to get you back to full fitness. We provide a structural assessment of your posture, and aim to provide you with the right means for re-aligning any imbalance. The use of exercise prescription enables you to prolong and reinforce the effectiveness of your treatment till the time of your next appointment. So if you have a new injury, or one that’s been bothering you for years, or even if you would like some information as to what we could offer you, please give us a call. Best wishes,

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Dental Hygiene Every baby has a beautiful smile, and to keep it that way, parents should teach good dental habits at an early age, experts say. A child’s first dental appointment should occur six months after the first teeth erupt or by their first birthday. After that, it is recommended that children see a dentist every six months. Childhood dental decay is largely preventable, and taking your child to see a dentist at an early age is the best way to prevent future oral health problems, this will instill positive behaviours that will result in a lifetime of good oral health.”

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When the first teeth come in, parents should begin brushing the child’s teeth. Brush for two minutes twice a day using a small, soft-bristled toothbrush and water. Talk to your dentist before using toothpaste in children under age 2. Introduce flossing early. Helping kids learn how to floss will encourage them to make it a routine as they get older. Do not allow excessive sucking of dummys or fingers, which can lead to tooth misalignment. Don’t let children fall asleep with a bottle containing milk, formula, fruit juice or sweetened liquids. A decrease in the flow of salvia while they sleep makes children’s teeth more susceptible to cavities caused by sugar in these liquids. Encourage kids to drink tap or bottled water. The best way to teach a child how to brush is to lead by good example, allow your child to watch you brush your teeth to teach the importance of good oral hygiene.

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Girls Night Out:

It’s time to sign up for a party Who wants to have a party and raise funds for charity? This week, St Nicholas Hospice Care is inviting women to join the biggest party of the year and help it to celebrate the fifth birthday of the Girls Night Out moonlight walk. Every year hundreds of women gather on Angel Hill, in Bury St Edmunds, to walk 11.2 or six miles around the town to raise funds for the Hospice. Girls Night Out launched in 2009, so the 2013 event, on Saturday 14 September, will have a pyjama party theme to mark the fifth walk. Georgina Carr, Hospice Community Fundraising Manager, said: “We hope to see as many women on Angel Hill as possible to ensure the fifth Girls Night Out is the biggest birthday party the town has ever seen. Please sign up for the walk, bring your friends and your party spirit. “All we ask is that you wear your pyjamas – or the T-shirt every walker will receive - comfortable footwear and do your best to raise sponsorship. Last year 700 women took part in Girls Night Out and raised £100,000, so let’s see if we can top that total in 2013.” Jenny Baskett, Events and Challenges Fundraiser, said: “As well as the Girls Night Out being a great way to support your local Hospice, there is a tremendous sense of fun and camaraderie on the walk. September may seem a long way off, but if you already know you want to take part in the Girls Night Out, why not sign up now?” Registration for Girls Night Out 2013 opens today (Friday, 5 April). To sign up, fill out an registration form (available from our shops in Bury, Sudbury, Newmarket, Haverhill, Thetford, Mildenhall and Brandon or the Hospice itself), along with your registration fee, to: Events and Challenges Fundraiser, St Nicholas Hospice Care, Hardwick Lane, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 2QY. You can also sign up online, at www. Registration normally costs £15, including a T-shirt, but early birds can sign up for just £10 until 31 May. Helen Silver, 33, has already taken part in Girls Night Out twice, and is planning to make 2013 her third year of walking.


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Sharon Crocker, 43, of Haverhill; Heidi Winch, 36, of Bures; Anna Fletcher, 18, of Bury; Jen Smith, 29, of Bury; Janet Groom, 62, of Fornham St Martin; and Helen Silver, of Bury prepare to party for the fifth Girls Night Out walk

Helen Silver , of Bury

The mum of two, of the Moreton Hall estate, is a veterinary nurse at Eastgate Vets and a Slimming World consultant. “Girls Night Out is exactly what it says it is - it is a fantastic night out!” said Helen. “It’s fun and enjoyable, with a really great atmosphere. There are also always lots of treats, such as entertainment and refreshments, along the way. “I always walk the long route and really enjoy it. When you finish it feels like an achievement, but all for a worthwhile cause. The route might be 11.2 miles, but somehow it doesn’t feel that long, probably because of the atmosphere as you go round. And the encouragement from members of the public – who often come out of their houses to cheer and clap as you walk past – is great. “Obviously I will be taking part again this year. I can’t wait! I’m going to try to encourage as many people I know, such as friends and colleagues, to do it. “I have never struggled to reach my sponsorship target, because I think once you have explained what the Hospice is - that it is local, the fantastic work it does and that you would be really lucky to have not had some involvement with it - then people are keen to support you.” Pictures by Andy Abbott

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Wonder product: Extra Virgin Olive Oil I’m a huge fan of extra vIrgIn olive oil not only in my diet, but also in my beauty regime. I even take it in decanted plastic bottles on holiday (my friends do raise an eyebrow I can tell you!) But did you know that extra virgin olive oil (evOO) has been used in the beauty world for centuries. It’s rich in antioxidants such as vitamin e and polyphenols and is a great cost effective introduction to your beauty regime. Here are some fab ways you can use extra virgin olive oil (apart from in your salads!)...

by Gemma Procter

Makeup Remover this is my number one use of extra virgin olive oil. I have suffered for many years with extremely dry skin around my eyes (treated as eczema). evOO has been a saviour to me, it’s a gentle but fantastic makeup remover, dissolving even waterproof eye makeup. apply to face and wipe away with damp cotton wool.

Skin Moisturiser Did you know that extra virgin olive oil supposedly contains anti-aging properties? apparently so. this is a very cheap moisturiser alternative. Quite good for a night time treatment, I wouldn’t personally use it as a day time face moisturiser though!

Body Scrub Mix evOO with some sea salt and it makes a brilliant body scrub. Use it in the bath to exfoliate the skin and you’ll find your skin silky soft. alternatively, you can mix EVOO with a fine sugar to make a face scrub.

Hair Moisturiser evOO is great for all hair types, if you pour some into a squeezy bottle and place in some hot water until the oil is warm (not hot) apply to the hair and massage in. Cover hair with cling film or a towel for 15 minutes, rinse hair very well and voila, gorgeously soft shiny hair.

Foot treatment apply extra virgin olive oil liberally to your feet just before bed and cover them with a nice thick pair of socks. In the morning your hard feet will have magically softened. It’s a lovely overnight treatment.

I’d love to know if you have any other unusual products you use in your beauty regime, mail me at [as extra virgin olive oil is a natural product, it shouldn’t react with your skin, but obviously if you experience any ill effects, stop use immediately] The Moreton Hall Directory


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The Coffee House... by Gemma Procter

When I was a little girl , I dreamt of owning a sweet shop, as I got older that dream changed to owning a coffee shop. Well , meet two ladies who had that same dream, but made it a reality - and luckily for us opened it right here on the Moreton Hall .

Jessica and Lucy, owners of

The Coffee House in Lawson Place opened their doors back in November 2010, during the height of the recession. It was a risky move but with over 10 years experience in high street coffee shops, the girls (both Moreton Hall residents) did their homework and knew it could work. “We knew it was a growing community and a sociable one at that” said Jessica. “We were both from a coffee shop culture that many families have been brought up on, we often met up in town for coffee.” “We quickly realised what a bonus the accessibility was on Moreton Hall with free car parking, or not even needing to take a car, it would make it much more convenient for customers” added Lucy.

Nearly three years down the road and The Coffee House is thriving. Jeremy and I popped in on a Friday morning and the place was buzzing. The chatter and laughter from the customers, the easy going music in the background, the scrumptious smell of freshly baked cakes and not forgetting the gorgeous coffee aroma, makes this the perfect place for a relaxed meet up with friends. Jessica and Lucy are keen to use local suppliers, with the sausage meat used in their famous sausage rolls, (very popular with Jeremy) supplied by Lucy’s dad, a butcher. Fresh honey from the prep school nearby (jars of which are also available to buy in the shop). 11 loose leaf teas are on offer, supplied by Butterworths in Abbeygate Street. Even the coffee is from a local supplier. Now open 7 days a week, from 7.30am on weekdays, it’s no surprise that local businesses are using it as a venue for breakfast meetings


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Front: Jessica and Lucy, Back: Sandra and Victoria

or to grab a bite to eat before work, with free wifi and free parking, it’s incredibly convenient. And takeouts are equally popular, if you’re on the go. The girls at The Coffee House are big supporters of St Nicholas Hospice Care, with a penny from every coffee sale donated to the charity, as well as their other fundraising events for the charity. This year they really need the Moreton Hall community to rally round as they try to organise a hidden gardens of Moreton hall event in the summer. Now the sun is finally showing itself, they are calling for any budding gardeners who would be happy to show off their gardens in full bloom. And help raise lots of money for St Nicholas Hospice Care. If you would be interested, please pop in and ask for Jessica or Lucy for more info, and let’s try help them make this as great a success as the Hidden Gardens of Bury.

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Graze kitchen and bar opened to great success in October 2012 and this small plate dining restaurant (call it meze, call it assiette, call it tapas, call it what you want, just eat it!) on Angel Hill/Mustow street, looks set to explode in 2013. This month there is the launch of the Spring menu with the already legendary Haggis & Rabbit bob-bons, a pea and mint oil soup, Monkfish ‘tikka-massala’, a stunning pork belly, ‘doner kebab’ meatballs and a cool take on rhubarb and custard among some of the amazing dishes on offer.

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This months recipe page.. Salami and sesame new potato salad

Chilli and dill pickle cheese burgers

Ingredients For the lemon mayonnaise: 1 egg yolk, at room temperature 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 125ml plain flavoured oil, such as grapeseed oil 1 tsp sesame oil For the salad: 800g waxy new potatoes, cut into even sized pieces 2 tbsp sesame seeds 150g salami, thinly sliced 75g rocket small bunch of dill, chopped

Ingredients 2 red chillies, seeds removed, roughly chopped 1 large handfuls flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped 2 slices white bread, crusts removed 1 egg, lightly beaten 750g minced beef 2 pickled dill cucumber, finely chopped, or 2 tbsp chopped gherkins 6 seeded burger buns To serve 125g British Blue cheese, or 6 slices cheddar cheese, crumbled tomato ketchup, or mayonnaise 1 large handfuls mixed salad

Hot cheddar kebabs

Ingredients 225g cheddar cheese, such as farmhouse, cut into 16 cubes ½ loaf ciabatta bread, with sun-dried tomatoes or olives, cut into 16 chunks 16 cherry tomatoes 1 red pepper, seeds removed, cut into chunks 1 green pepper, seeds removed, cut into chunks rosemary sprigs or fresh bay leaves For the baste 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp lemon juice Method 1. Thread the cubes of cheddar onto 8 wooden kebab sticks with the chunks of ciabatta bread, tomatoes and peppers, alternating the pieces and adding a couple of rosemary sprigs or fresh bay leaves to each one. 2. Make the baste by mixing together the olive oil, lemon juice and a little salt and black pepper. 3. Preheat the barbecue, grill or char-grill pan. Brush the kebabs with the lemon juice baste - stirring it first to make sure that the ingredients are blended. Cook the brochettes for about 2 - 3 minutes, turning often, until the cheese just begins to melt and the bread begins to toast. Serve at once.


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Method 1. For the lemon mayonnaise: Put the egg yolk, half the lemon juice and salt in a bowl. Whisk to mix. While whisking continuously and slowly add the oil a drop at a time until fully incorporated. Whisk in the sesame oil and remaining lemon juice. Cover and set aside until needed. 2. For the salad: Put the potatoes in a large saucepan, cover with cold water, add a pinch of salt, bring to the boil, then simmer until tender. Drain and set aside. 3. Heat a frying pan to medium heat, add the sesame seeds and toast for about 6–8 minutes, until golden. Set aside. 4. Reheat the frying pan until hot, add the salami slices and cook for a few minutes on each side until browned. Remove and drain on paper towels. 5. Arrange the rocket in a serving bowl, toss the potatoes with half of the lemon mayonnaise and pile on top of the rocket. Scatter with half the toasted sesame seeds and dill. Crumble over the crisp salami and scatter with the remaining sesame seeds and dill to serve.

Method 1. Place the chillies and parsley into a food processor and tear in the white bread. Blend to the consistency of breadcrumbs; then transfer the mixture to a large bowl. Preheat the grill to hot. 2. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the egg, beef, pickled dill cucumbers (or gherkins) and plenty of salt and freshly ground black pepper - you may need to use your hands if you find the mixture difficult to stir. 3. Using your hands, shape the mixture into 6 even-sized burgers with a thickness of no more than 1cm. Grill the burgers under the preheated grill or BBQ for 3-4 minutes on each side until nicely browned, but still just a touch pink in the centre. 4. Split open the buns and place a burger on the base of each. Top with a slice of cheese and a squirt of ketchup or mayonnaise. Serve with salad.just begins to melt and the bread begins to toast. Serve at once.

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As the Spring Term ended at Abbots Green our ‘Airfield Road’ project also drew to a close. This project had involved the children learning all about Airfield Road, how it is today and how it was in the past. The children have worked extremely hard and here are just a few of the things that the children in Sunflower Class would like to share with you as they reflected on all that they had learnt and experienced in the Spring Term. “My favourite part was learning about the Flying Fortress aeroplane that crashed on Mount Road” said Callum. James said “I enjoyed making an Anderson Shelter the most.” And Sophie added “We made beautiful World War 2 gardens in a shoebox and put our shelters in them.” Holly, Izzy and Victoria said that they enjoyed the Blitz dance lessons the most “We got to act out how the people lived during the Blitz.” Christina agreed “It helped me to see what it was like in London when World War 2 was on. I learnt that we should thank the people who fought in the war and that we are lucky because of them.” MJ said “I liked doing the traffic survey on Airfield Road. It was good to get out and about but it was too cold!” Robbie added “I liked map reading the best!” Jack said “I enjoyed learning about Freidensreich Hundertwasser because we got to make our own pictures of the school in his style, it was quite hard but great fun.” Leo added “The Lollipop trees were fun to make too. We mixed hot and cold colours, cut out circles and stuck them together to make spirals.” The general consensus from our Sunflower Class was that ‘Airfield Road’ was the best project ever....well that was until our new project was announced for the Summer Term.......”Food Glorious Food!”....Watch this space! The Moreton Hall Directory


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Congratulations to the MHD for serving our community so well for the past eight years plus. Good social contents, advice and information evenly distributed. Well done to Gemma and team.

ISSUE Travellers

Over the past few weeks we have had two sets of Travellers parked up on our estate, the first group moved very heavy bollards to gain entrance to an end of road section. They said they were travelling from Scotland to Leeds and were just stopping over for a few days, after 7 days they moved off, just down the road to Padleys old site on Mildenhall Road. No sooner had one lot left, when another group arrived and, yes, they too were on their way to Leeds. Both groups have now gone, but what a mess they left behind.


Just a short note to mention the success of two home grown businesses. The Coffee House and Zebra Science, well done both. The Coffee House, where you are spoilt for choice for homemade cakes, mouth-watering drinks and a chance to chat to your neighbours. Zebra Science gives children an opportunity to explore nature first hand.



You may have read in the Bury Free Press about the problems we have had regarding the shelter situated on the field next to the youth club. When it was first put in, it was used mainly by a younger group of kids. However, now after being up for nearly 12 years, it is now used by lager louts who gather at the weekends swilling beer and throwing bottles all over the football field. The shelter was a gift that was donated by Rev Jonathan Ford and the Church at a cost of ÂŁ1,000, and another ÂŁ3,000 to have it erected. After a meeting with the police, the chairman of the community centre and Jonathan, it has been agreed that in order to cut down antisocial behaviour we have to remove the shelter. Again the few spoil it for the majority.


Latest from Howard Cook the project Officer Dealing with the scheme. Below is an artist impression of the play area which will be part of the scheme. As well as the main match pitch there will be a kick-about area. This will be a great asset to the community and I am looking forward to seeing the complete scheme, hopefully without any more objections. Most of you will have had a leaflet dropped through your door offering to sell your house quickly without worrying about estate agents, I heard on the radio 2 news that the government are looking into a similar scheme where people used this to sell their homes, and end up losing thousands of pounds and in some cases not getting paid at all. The only contact available on the leaflet they received was a mobile phone number. Just be careful check them out and if you are not 100% sure dump them.

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Moreton Hall’s Monthly Nature Watch by Woodland Ways

The Long Winter The long winter has caused a difficult time, for our wildlife and across the country. For example, several rare stonecurlew birds have been found dead across Suffolk, migratory song birds are very late in returning to us, bats have been seen flying in daylight desperately trying to feed, and reptiles have been very late to emerge from hibernation. Although spring is now in full force, numbers of many animals, especially those which had to endure a long hibernation, will have had greater winter mortality than usual. Expect to see fewer butterflies and moths at least in the early part of summer, until second broods hatch. Woodland Ways is making Moreton Hall a more robust place for wildlife, by creating and maintaining habitat. Since 2005 when Moreton Hall Directory started we’ve planted thousands of trees at Natterer’s

Wood, created the famous bat meadow, made three ponds, and made it easier for people to visit the woods. We’ve featured in almost all Moreton Hall Directories over the years, with articles on the various species in Moreton Hall, to ways we can conserve nature, and some more esoteric pieces about national issues set in a local context. One of our most commented series of articles was about the history of Natterer’s Wood from the Ice Age to the present. Woodland Ways will continue creating and managing habitats, and inviting everyone to enjoy the woods on Moreton Hall. Our work parties are a valued social and recreational activity as well as achieving great things. And we fully expect to be contributing to the next 100 issues of the Moreton Hall Directory as we move forward!

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Dance & Movement for 2-5 Year Olds classes from the have recently started at The Self Centre, on Moreton Hall. These popular pre-school ballet classes for 2-5 year olds are already well established in Woolpit and Stowmarket. Classes run in term time only on a Monday and a trial class is available to new starters. These creative classes are fun and enjoyable for girls and boys. Combining both movement and music, they promote confidence and independence whilst developing coordination and concentration in a structured environment. Classes are kept small and intimate so prebooking is essential to secure a place for the new term starting after Easter! Classes are taught by Miss Suzanne, a professional dancer who worked across both TV and theatre both in the UK and internationally. She is a fully trained and qualified dance teacher. For children of 5-10 years old, there are Ballet, Tap, Modern and Jazz classes held at Woolpit.

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Christ Church Moreton Hall Finally the sun has come out and we are all feeling a lot better about ourselves. As May dawns upon us we realise it is the beginning of Christian Aid week. Often people completely forget all about it or they do remember but are embarrassed by the fact that somebody is asking them to do something to help other people with their basic need for food. Government statistics suggest that four billion tonnes of food are produced every year but only two billion tonnes of it actually get to anybody’s plates which means that every day nine hundred million people go to bed hungry and every year more than two million children die of malnutrition. A further one hundred million children under the age of five are under-weight because of lack of food and they never grow to their full stature. In January Christian Aid launched the campaign Enough Food for Everyone If... and they have been joined by over fifty other UK based organisations including Save the Children, UNICEF, and Oxfam. This is the biggest ever movement to tackle the causes of global hunger and the largest mass campaign since Make Poverty History in 2005. While there is not much anybody can do by themselves, there is an awful lot we can do together. Every 50p you put into one of the little collection envelopes will save a life. If you are prepared to be one of those people who deliver and collect envelopes, you can justifiably say that you have helped to save a life for every house you collect from. If you are prepared to get involved with our Fun Run on 11th May, either as a runner or as a sponsor, you will bring a smile to the faces of people you may never meet and give hope and joy and life, yes life, to people thousands of miles away. Even if you just come along and cheer people on, that can make a difference. This year those taking part on the Iron Man route will get a special T-shirt. We are grateful to our MP, David Ruffley, who will be performing the official opening of the Fun Run again this year.


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In addition to having our own special service in the morning for our local collectors, we will be welcoming all the town churches to Christ Church, Moreton Hall, in the evening to give thanks to God and to energise ourselves for the week that lies ahead. I am always conscious of that compelling phrase of Jesus, “It is more blessed to give than to receive,� so this May why not get involved. The other big feature of May is, of course, the feast of Pentecost. This is the day when God gave His Holy Spirit to the church and began to change the world through Christians. God is the greatest giver of all. He gives us a planet; He gives us life; He gives us every resource we have; He gives us a second chance; and He gives us eternal life. We can never give back to Him enough for all He has done for us, but we can give to

the people he loves - the poor and the needy, and we can do this best through Christian Aid. So this is the 100th edition on the wonderful Moreton Hall Directory. Wow! While I am fairly certain I have not written 100 articles I am immensely proud of playing a small part in what I think is the best community directory in Suffolk. Well done Gemma and the team, thank you for all you have done. With every good wish, Revd. Canon Jonathan Ford.

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had taken him to watch Bury Town a few times, and, with no disrespect to Ram Meadow, I decided that as he was now approaching his 5th birthday it was a good time to try and attend a league match. Coincidently this fitted in with a special offer whereby I was able to acquire a couple of tickets for the footballing fortress, home of the mighty (cough cough) Ipswich Town, without remortgaging the house. Although I cannot say I recall my first visit trip to Portman Road in the early 1980’s, aside from the boxes of match day programmes, I do have vivid memories embedded in my mind from my fortnightly trips to the football. With the risk of sounding too clichéd, my brother and I took old milk crates onto the terraces and stood on them alongside my Dad, transfixed and sometimes slightly uneasy, boys amongst men. Time and life of course progressed, but I continued to sit with my Dad, and later with friends, feeling the pain, and very occasionally the glory, as Ipswich journeyed through the 1980’s to the dawn of the Premier League and beyond. Walking down the road, arriving outside the stadium he was a bit puzzled. “But where do they play Daddy?” The giant stands and crowds confusing the situation some what. I reassured him and we smoothly progressed through the turnstiles (I smiled as the lad in the gleaming branded hi-vis beeped my barcoded ticket - a flash back to the controlled chaos of the old cash turnstiles…). It was then I decided I needed to take my boy, not yet to the seats stated on our tickets, but to another location in the other tier. There was a brief and no


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doubt confused explanation as I pointed out the precise location where I at first stood, and then sat, with my Dad for all those years.. Amidst the laughter and pre match buoyancy, a slightly surreal personal moment of pride encircled me. The start of another generation. Without dithering about too much we found our allocated seats. A decent enough position and my son was obviously fascinated by it all, questions about everything from the ‘strange men in green suits’ (Paramedics) to that ‘odd looking thing’ (Bluey the mascot) ensued. I didn’t mind, and tried to explain it all as best I could. Hull City scored first (and last), their deserved promotion another step closer, and rightly much celebrated by their jubilant away supporters. Thankfully there was that moment I was desperately keen for my son to experience – a home goal. The collective release of energy from 20,000 supporters is exhilarating and I remember it being pretty scary as a small boy. He was with me though, and he knew, just like I did with my Dad, that whatever happened he’d be just fine.

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This year, the awards are bigger than ever, covering 20 different categories ranging from Best Pre/ Post Natal Activity to Best After School Club. A record 6,400 nominations have been received - 40% more than in 2012 and so to make the voting stage is a great achievement.


The nominees for the prestigious What’s On 4 2013 Junior Awards in association with Konfidence have just been announced and a Moreton Hall class is amongst them!

The winners will be announced by TV celebrity host Lucy Piper at Brighton Racecourse on Sunday 30th June. During the champagne awards ceremony the winners of the community awards will also receive special prizes for their groups. Everyone who votes or nominates will also be in with a chance to win 2 VIP tickets to the awards ceremony, meet the finalists, sponsors and VIP guests. What’s On 4 UK owners Marilyn Bradshaw & Bev O’Sullivan add: “We’re so excited about our 2013 Awards especially as this year the UK awards are running alongside both the Australian AND Ireland What’s On 4 Junior Awards! Everyone through to this stage should be very proud that the nation’s parents are so keen to nominate and reward them. We can’t wait to see the results of the voting!” The Moreton Hall Directory



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It is a home and pet care service. Many of Jacqui’s clients are Americans that have pets and when they go away either back home or on holiday, it can be for a lengthy period of time. She is also available for short breaks too, including overnight. Clients want to keep their pets at home and have their house looked after too. Keeping pets at home is less stressful for them and Jacqui has built a real bond with the cats she looks after. She visits your home twice a day to give fresh water, food and cuddles! to your pet.

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Welcome to Gardening Tips a monthly feature providing you with hints and ideas of what to do each month in your garden. Along with a list of jobs that will enable you to enjoy and maintain your garden I will also feature a plant of the month. I have been a gardener for many years and run a small business called Pauls Garden Services.

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How to Encourage your children l I am sure many of you will remember being given your own space in the garden. It is something a child will probably never forget so go on give them a little area however small or perhaps a large container or a few pots in a shed.

l Your child will learn how plants grow if you buy them a few packets of seeds perhaps have a competition to see who can grow the tallest sunflowers or most children have an interest in Halloween so why not plant some pumpkin seeds

l If you can, involve elder brothers & sisters in the planning and design of the garden.

l If you have a camera your child could take regular photos of easy to grow seeds like sunflowers, marigolds or nasturtiums.

l You will need to think about safety so use lightweight tools which are easy to handle. l Don’t set loads of rules and let them do as much as possible by themselves. To start with just encourage children to dig in the dirt. Making mud pies is fun but maybe wear old clothes!

l A child attention span is short so if you want to keep them interested and learn skills show them for a few minutes only how to water the garden, how to plant vegetables, fruits and flowers, how & what weeds are and how to deadhead flowers.


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Bearded irises provide a great splash of colour in early summer. They are versatile being available in virtually any colour that you may want. You need to choose a sunny position where the rhizomes can soak up the sun. Hence when planting you rest the rhizomes on the soil surface and don’t cover with soil. It is best to plant in groups of several of the same variety. Deadhead irises after flowering by cutting back the stems to the fan of leaves. Additional irises can be obtained by division. After flowering dig up each clump and gently pull new sections of rhizomes each with their own roots and fan leaves apart. Replant as mentioned above.

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Where the woodbine alternating, Scent the dewy way; Ah! my heart is weary, waiting, Waiting for the May.”

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Firstly can I take this opportunity to update those of you who are not already aware of the departure of PCSO Tim Hartup, Tim has left our area to take up a new post based in Ipswich. Unfortunately, Tim’s stay with us was short and sweet but we will soon be welcoming a new PCSO to our team, who will be assisting me with responsibility for the Moreton Hall area. We are continuing to conduct high visibility proactive patrols around the area of Lawsons Place in order to address our priority which was raised by members of the public and is aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour. We are taking positive steps to discourage youths from other areas from using Moreton Hall as a congregating place; we have been actively seizing alcohol from those underage and contacting parents to collect those who are under the influence of alcohol and misbehaving. We are working closely with staff at Tesco Express and the Community Centre in an attempt to remove some of the attractions from the area. Please can I ask parents to assist by ensuring they are aware of their teenagers plans, particularly during weekend

evenings and confirm when they will be home or where they will be staying and advise them that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated. The majority of youths that have been taken home by police or collected by appropriate adults have hoodwinked parents into thinking they were off the streets and at friends addresses. Eventually we are starting to see some spring weather and lighter nights, please remember to continue with home security measures and remove any tools/valuables from vehicles and secure your garden and home when you are out. There are always opportunist thieves out there and we don’t want to make their jobs easier! If you have any information which could assist police with an enquiry or have observed any behaviour which has left you with concerns, please do not hesitate in contacting Suffolk Police, your assistance in keeping Suffolk safe is always appreciated. Many Thanks for your continued support East & West Safer Neighbourhood Team

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World renowned African choir to get historic church rocking World renowned Children’s Choir ‘Watoto’ from Uganda, East Africa can be seen live in an electrifying Concert of Hope, at St Mary’s Church, Bury St Edmunds on Friday 31 May 7.00pm, in a first for the town. With scintillating drumbeats, engaging dance moves and exciting audio-visual effects; witness inspirational true life stories of triumph over tragedy. The choir has travelled internationally since 1994 as advocates for the 47.5 million children in Africa, orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS, war, poverty and human trafficking. Watoto performed at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant in 2012 to much acclaim, and have performed to President’s and Royal Families all over the world including the White House. Concert organiser Jim Herrington comments, “We’re delighted to be hosting the choir. They give amazing performances, and it really is a concert of all those things you’d love to see and hear. The children are amazing, their stories will bring a tear to even the most hardened heart, and their performances are beyond professional. One of the children was recently photographed hugging the Queen, and amazingly the Queen hugged the child back. Even protocol at the very highest level melts when these children are around. Our sponsors have been amazing and their support shows just how much we’re looking forward to welcoming the choir to our historic town.” Tickets are FREE from the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds, a booking fee applies. People will be asked to make contributions during the concert. tickets available from The Theatre Royal | Bury St Edmunds email | tel | 01284 769505 web |


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ghost walk Thurs 16th May, 9pm, meet at the Tourist Information Centre


As night begins to fall, do you want to be chilled to your core in a light hearted way under the safe protection of your expert Guardian Guide? Join us see some of the more bizarre, macabre & darker corners of the town and Great Churchyard and to hear tales of ghostly apparitions, spectres and monks. You might not be the first to regret you ever came! This tour is not suitable for children of 5 and under; other ages at parental discretion. Tickets £8, £5 U25s available from The Apex.

the red barn murder, moyses hall During the weekend of 18th and 19th May – the anniversary of one of the most notorious murder cases in local history – visitors to Moyses Hall museum are invited to learn more about the fascinating chain of events of the Red Barn Murder. The case of William Corder continues to attract as much public interest today as it did in the 19th century. Tried, found guilty and sentenced on be hanged, the body of William Corder was dissected for medical research, and Corder’s tanned skin was used to bind a book containing an account of the trial.


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Dan Brown’s new novel, Inferno, released this month, features renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon and is set in the heart of Europe, where Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centred around one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces. Any serious Dan Brown fans may be interested to know the famous author is talking about this book on Tuesday 21st May, somewhere in London (sorry, that’s all I know). Visit to find out more.

Curtis stigers Thursday 9th May at The Apex Wowza! Curtis Stigers is at The Apex! Here’s a couple of interesting facts about Curtis: He was born in Boise, Idaho, which is where some of my family live... okay, I’ll admit, only interesting if you’re related to me, but I have others: His biggest hit in the UK was in 1991 “I Wonder Why” (I don’t wonder why, he’s an incredibly talented singer, that’s the name of the song). ‘Up Close & Personal’ is a rare opportunity to see and hear Curtis Stigers performing his songs in a stripped-down intimate acoustic setting. With one of the most distinctive voices in music, Curtis will perform songs from all of his albums including his pop/soul recordings and will include some melodic jazz music that he’s become celebrated for over the past decade. This is truly a concert with something for everyone. The show will also feature guitar virtuoso James Scholfield. Start 7.30pm, Ticket prices £22.50, Concessions £20.50

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Star Trek Into Darkness

Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg Director: J.J. Abrams Hands up who else thinks this looks like a bit of a ‘boys film’?

Respectful of the origins of the franchise, Abrams also brought it up to date for a modern audience – in the process I’m sorry… I know there are A LOT of fashioning a massively entertaining female Trekkies, but apparently Resistance blockbuster that pleased both Trekkies and is Futile – so I will probably bow to peer new fans alike. pressure and go take a look at this one. This highly anticipated follow-up begins Plus it contains some eye candy for the when Kirk and Spock are called back to ladies AND Simon ‘cutiepie’ Pegg (do you Earth – only to be faced with shocking follow him on Twitter? – if not you maybe scenes of devastation. should @simonpegg) Someone has launched a terrifying attack Before I whittle on too much, Beam me up, on Starfleet itself – with the culprit Scotty, here’s a little synopsis: seemingly operating from within. Kirk, Spock, Bones (Karl Urban), Scotty (Simon Kirk, Spock and the rest of the Enterprise Pegg), Sulu (John Cho) and the rest of the crew are back in a spectacular new crew must venture into the depths of space intergalactic adventure! to hunt down a fearsome enemy. Back in 2009 J.J. Abrams, the creator of And there we are, so go Make it so, and TV sensation Lost (oooh, remember Lost? you’ll Live long and prosper. I loved that programme), re-booted Star Trek to tremendous success.

album release of the month Daft Punk. Random Access Memories. Random Access Memories is the fourth album by French electronic music duo Daft Punk. The album features tons of collaborations with artists such as Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers, Paul Williams, Giorgio Moroder, Todd Edwards, DJ Falcon and Chilly Gonzales. The first single from the album, “Get Lucky” featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers is very cool indeed, well we’re buying it!

les misérables Starring: Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne Director: Tom Hooper I’m pretty sure any die-hard Les Mis fans will have seen this at the cinema earlier this year, but it’s finally out to own on DVD in May... Yay! Having seen the West End Les Mis show a couple of times, it’s safe to say, I’m a bit of a fan and I can honestly say I wasn’t disappointed with the film adaptation. I’ll also admit to not totally understanding the story line at the stage show, but after watching the film version, it all fell into place for me. Clearly I needed the assistance of a little bit of ‘dumbing down’ – not that the film does that massively, it just flows in a way that’s a little easier to understand. If you haven’t seen this yet... Where have you been? Go get it now… go on… go on... I’m watching and you’re not moving... go!. (Oh, and grab some tissues if you’re a bit of a cry baby like me!).

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Hello all for the May issue of the Moreton Hall Community Centre editorial! Congratulations are in order for the Moreton Hall Directory for their 100th issue. Here at the bar we’ll be raising our reasonably priced pints for many more to come! To start with, the Moreton Hall Community Centre would like to offer the most heartfelt congratulations to our members Alison and Sylv for completing the London marathon on April 21st. They have been fundraising for CLIC Sargent the entire year in the lead up to completing the marathon and their dedication has raised over £4,000 for the cause. They’ve given up their time to train - the people that know them can attest to how hard they’ve worked - and the club is incredibly happy for them for what they’ve both achieved. Well done Alison and Slyv. Now, who’s signing up for next year?! Looking forward to what is to come, we’ve got quite a lot lined up for May. On Saturday 11th May, we will of course be showing the FA Cup Final between Manchester City and Wigan Athletic from 5:15pm. Come down to cheer or heckle for what should be a great match. After that, our very own Dave Dobbyn will be hosting a quiz night, starting at 8pm, with cash prizes to be won. Come down with a team for a chance to win! The next Saturday, the 18th May, is the date of the 3rd Annual Bury Darts open. For this event, we will be opening the bar in the morning to accommodate all those who like a pint with their darts, and bacon butties will be available in the morning. During the event we’ll be getting the BBQ going, with sandwiches, rolls, curry and chilli as well. We’re all looking forward to this day at the club, and whether you want to compete (a few spaces are available at the time of writing) or spectate, come down for a day that is sure to be brimming with sportsmanship and friendly atmosphere. If you do want to enter to show of your darts prowess, simply fill out the form available on our Facebook page and return it along with the £10 registration fee to the club. In the evening in the clubroom, we’ll be having live music from club favourites Harley Street. Described on their website as the band that “plays the songs you hear on the radio”, it’s sure to be a good night with plenty of tunes to enjoy. They’ll be playing from 8pm, so if you are coming to the darts open, it’ll be a brilliant way to unwind after a day of concentration. For the bank holiday weekends coming up in May, we’ll be open until eleven on the Sunday night on both occasions, and both the pool table and the jukebox are on free play from 6pm until 10pm. As an added treat on the Sunday 26th May, the club chairman has organised a treasure hunt for the kids in the afternoon, followed by an afternoon tea for us all to enjoy and bring in the summer months! Bingo continues in the clubroom every other

Tuesday night, with the next one on 14th May. For a full booklet, it’s £12, but there are half books to buy or even a single game if you want to try your luck! As ever, there is always the added lucky number at the end for 50p, and if you hold that ticket you could win up to 50 pounds. The table top sale that’s held on the third Sunday of every month from 10-2pm will be changing to a car boot sale on the field next to the clubroom. Pitches continue to cost £5, so if you have any unwanted items looking for a new home, come down and try to sell them for a bit of pocket money. More good news on the darts front - the Moreton Hall Ladies B darts team won their section, which is cause for celebration enough but then they went further by playing and winning against the other section winners, British Sugar! This makes them the overall champions of the league. We’ve had quite a bumper crop of wins this year, so here’s hoping the summer league proves as successful for all of our teams. Congratulations to all involved. In the coming months after May we will be holding more live music events, race nights and quiz nights. On Sunday 14th July, a select and skilled team comprising of bar staff and committee members have entered a team for the It’s a Bury Knockout competition! Keep tuned for fundraising events – all the proceeds go to the Men’s Health project at the West Suffolk Hospital, and wacky obstacle courses are lined up, so if you fancy supporting a good cause and very possibly laughing at our expense, come and cheer us on at Hardwick Heath (then of course go back to the club for a drink)! The Fun Day on Sunday 28th July is also starting to take shape, with a crafts fair being lined up in the hall on the day, as well as an exciting array of attractions for kids and adults to try out. We have booked the use of Zorb Balls on the day from 11-4pm, and if running around the field in a giant ball like a hamster seems appealing to anyone else, I would definitely advise having a go! If anyone reading this is interested in making a donation, holding a stall or supplying raffle prizes, please give us a ring on 01284 763402 or an email on; we’d be grateful for any help given. If you want any updates on our events, or information about the community centre, just visit our website on, or of course pop down and see us for a drink and a chat. See you all soon!

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