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What is it and how can I have my say?

You will probably have heard about Devolution by now! It follows plans by central government to pass more power to local authorities to be able to make important decisions on key issues (such as housing and growth) locally. In our case, we are hoping for a Norfolk and Suffolk Devolution deal and both St Edmundsbury Borough and Suffolk County Councils recently voted (alongside all councils in Suffolk) to go out to public consultation so we can all have our say. Public consultation for the Norfolk and Suffolk Devolution Deal proposal is now live and will run to 23rd August. The questionnaire can be found at www.eastangliadevo.co.uk along with background information, links to the Deal documents and a helpful FAQ. The site offers information about the Norfolk/ Suffolk deal as well as providing people with information on plans across the

wider East Anglia area. Please do take a look and take part in the consultation – this is an important change that will affect us all and this is your chance to have your say. Consultation responses will be fed back to the Secretary of State at the start of September 2016. The Secretary of State will look at these alongside the Governance Review, the draft Governance Scheme and any other views that have been sent to them to see if the proposed devolution proposals will improve services for the participating areas in Norfolk and Suffolk. If the Secretary of State thinks that their tests have been met they would talk with the councils involved and then make an order, if Parliament approves, to set up a new Norfolk and Suffolk Mayoral Combined Authority. As local councilors, we will vote on this in late October.

Dangerous Driving Quite unbelievably, we have also been made aware of cars and trucks driving, illegally, across the green area and pathways beside the community centre/school to access the houses behind Steward Road. We can’t believe that anyone would be so reckless, but several people have been. Their details have been passed onto the Police to take action and Suffolk County Council will be putting in bollards in to prevent it happening in future, but it goes without saying please stick to the roads in your vehicles, driving anywhere else is dangerous and irresponsible.

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HEALTH HEALTH & & BEAUTY BEAUTY surgery and vitamin under- or overuse can also lead to hair loss. Using too many chemicals on the hair, like those found in hair dyes, permanents and straighteners, can also be the culprits. Overuse of certain types of styling tools like hair dryers, hot rollers, curling irons or straight irons can damage the hair, causing it to break away from the scalp. Even something as simple as too much washing, rubbing of the hair, or pulling it tight for styling can cause damage, particularly when the hair is wet. Unfortunately, in some instances hair loss can be permanent with or without treatment. While many medical conditions that lead to hair loss can be treated, there’s no guarantee of a return to normal hair growth patterns. Women who experience cancer, for example, may find their hair grows back thicker than before chemotherapy and radiation. Others, on the other hand, find it doesn’t grow back at all or that it is sporadic in nature.

contain fewer food items that are fatty or sugary in nature. Chicken, eggs and fish are high in proteins that are good for the hair. Liver, nuts and soybeans contain much-needed biotin, which helps to thicken the hair shaft. Beef and certain types of seafood like clams, crabs, oysters and salmon are rich in vitamin B5, which is essential for new hair growth, as is the folic acid in brown rice, grains and leaf vegetables. Vitamin supplements may also help many women grow new hair if the follicle isn’t damaged. Hair growth products will work for some women. Unfortunately, the treatments can be expensive since they must be continued for an extended period of time in order to ensure continued hair growth. Hair transplants are very expensive. They don’t always “take” or may require supplemental transplants in the future.

In cases where chemical or product causes hair fall out, or when drugs cause the problem, hair may grow back once use of those items is stopped. However, that isn’t always the case, and hair may very well grow back differently than it did previously. It depends upon how much damage was actually done to the hair follicle itself. The same can be said for use styling tools and hair styling products.

When hair loss can’t be cured, it becomes necessary to look for other methods of dealing with the problem. Some women can afford hair transplants while others are forced to resort to hiding. Many women resort to wigs, hairpieces, extensions, weaves, hats, turbans or bandanas for that purpose. All are feasible, but some are less expensive than others and some work in certain situations but not others.

If stress or quick and heavy weight loss is the cause, a change in diet maybe called for to ensure new hair growth. Diets need to be rich in proteins, fruits, vegetables and whole grains and need to

Wigs provide all-encompassing concealment. It allows a woman to choose the hair colour she wants or to experiment with more than one. She can also opt for varying styles and lengths.

With today’s lighter weight, cooler wigs, most women can find something to suit their needs. Of course, synthetic options are considerably cheaper than human hair wigs. The former can be cheap while the latter can cost hundreds of pounds, especially if they’re custom made. Hairpieces can supplement hair loss that occurs in only certain areas like the hair crown or at the sides. Extensions lengthen the hair, as can weaves. Hairpieces and extensions come in both synthetic and human hair. Most weaves are done only with human hair, although some synthetic options are also available. Costs will vary depending upon the hair and style choice and where the work is done; clip-in extensions and hairpieces can be purchased online or through beauty supply stores and is done by the individual right at home. Weaves require professional assistance and can be very expensive. Hats and bandanas are relatively inexpensive and can be found almost anywhere. Unfortunately, not all women feel comfortable wearing them. Some scientists believe that hair loss will continue to grow as a national problem, primarily due to all the outside influences that hair is exposed to. If so, more and more women will face hair loss problems and be looking for solutions to maintain their natural beauty.

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Home & Away BY ANDREW SOUTHWOOD

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y the time you read this the school holidays will be in full swing. Some of you will be enjoying precious special time with your little angels; others will be counting down the days until the school gates open again. There’s no shame in it. After all, you can get too much of a good thing, and these 6 weeks will I’m sure have their ‘challenging’ moments for all of us. I have to admit I did have some concerns that I would be unable to top the excitement of the road resurfacing week, back in July. I actually think it would be worth the whole street chipping in so that they come back and do it again every year. It’d be cheaper than hiring a kids entertainer for a week, far more educational, with the added bonus of getting a shiny new road at the end of it. However, the family holiday is booked, and that will be

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exciting and exhausting in equal measures. While some kids in the class boast about going to Florida or Europe (don’t mention the EU, don’t mention the EU… doh!) and such like, ours have to get by with UK destinations. The very thought of taking the family through an airport gives me a rash and makes me hyperventilate. Queuing for 30 seconds at Tesco Express is enough to agitate the kids, 3hrs in passport control would blow their mind. Choosing the specific destination is simply a matter of following a basic mathematical and geographical algorithm (like all my key life decisions). This requires it to be within 2.5 hrs drive, be ‘rural’, and have a sensible bedroom layout to suit our young family (i.e. rubbish sleeping toddler on same level). Factor all those in and you are left with a fairly easy choice of a handful of farm

cottages. Our eldest still talks about the time we went on holiday a few years back and woke to find a dozen highland cows breathing up against the cottage windows. The chances are, as you read this, we will be settled into our retreat. Planning random day trips to local parks, stone circles, and museums. Plenty of fresh air and exploring with only a very small sprinkle of tacky tourist hot spots. I’m not judging – each to their own and all that. That’s just how we roll. Come September our kids will be back in class, trying to write about this. Hopefully the highlight of this holiday won’t be me getting the family stuck on the side of a large peak in Dovedale National Park… which remains probably the worst experience of my adult life. Oh well, still more exciting than Disneyland though I reckon!?


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Pauls jobs for the month

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Vegetable Garden n Sow spring onions, radishes and rocket n Lift and dry onions and shallots. Garlic can be lifted now a sign of this is when the plant has started to turn yellow n This is the time to start harvesting early potatoes, lettuce, beetroot, marrows , pumpkins ,runner beans apples and pears n With the warm weather watering in particular is best done in the evening or the morning as are routine jobs such as weeding, hoeing and dead heading spent blooms

Fruit n Now that any fruit has been picked you can cut back gooseberries, redcurrant and blackcurrant bushes. Also cut down to the ground any spent raspberry canes n You can cut strawberry runners from their parent plants and place them in new rows n Provide support for any heavily laden fruit trees. Branches can break or take over a pathway unless you tie in supports. n You can prevent ants and other crawling insects from climbing your fruit trees by using sticky glue bands.

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This months poem... - Michelle L. Thieme, August’s Crown

n If you do nothing else this is a month for deadheading flowers regularly. Roses always look better for a regular tidy n August is a good month to propagate extra plants from cuttings. Choose healthy shoots of the current seasons growth and using a sharp knife cut below a leaf joint. Remove lower leaves from the cuttings and place several around the edge of a large pot. Keep in a warm spot but ensuring the compost is moist. You can do his now with Buddleia, Forsythia, hebe, Hydrangea, Laurel, Philadelphus, Rosemary and Weigela . Once the plants are well rooted move them into larger individual pots. n Many hedges will also benefit from a light trim to keep them tidy to avoid a lot of work in the autumn when growing starts to slow. n Remove fading flowers from dahlias this helps to prevent grey mould forming and encourages new flower formation n Irises have finished flowering so now is a good time to increase your stocks by dividing the rhizomes and planting them elsewhere in your garden.

“Whilst August yet wears her golden crown, Ripening fields lush- bright with promise; Summer waxes long, then wanes, quietly passing Her fading green glory on to riotous Autumn.”

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You’re never fully dressed

without a Smile!

Don’t you just love the Facebook ‘on this day’ reminders? A casual shout out to the happy days gone by and the memorable moments you’ve deemed sharable with the online community. I was looking through a couple of my yesteryear posts and it would seem a few summer days in 2008 were particularly smiley ones. My world of Facebook was littered with inspirational quotes all about smiling and this got me thinking about this months article. Did you know that endorphins are released every time you smile and these endorphins contribute to lowering stress levels and making us feel happy? AND, even when we don’t feel particularly inclined to smile, if we just choose to fake it our brain can’t distinguish between the genuine smile and fake smile, so endorphins are released and do their ‘happy’ job just the same! Google it, smiling really does have this knock on effect. I love to smile and I love to see others with a grin spanning their faces from ear to ear. I think most people feel the same. Smiling has this contagious attribute; when one person smiles you can’t help but smile back. I can’t anyway! Several years ago, probably during my ‘Facebook Smiley Time’ of 2008, I listened to a guy do a short

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talk about the impact of smiling. He explained a social experiment he did walking down the street smiling at people as they passed. He recalled peoples reactions; 99% of the time people smiled back. I decided to do the same and sure enough the majority of people smiled in return. A simple yet very powerful act which did not only alter my own personal disposition but also the disposition of others around me. Try it, I dare you, go smile at someone down the street and see how they respond. Whatever their reaction, I guarantee you’ll feel good about yourself. There is so much out there about the benefits of smiling. Clearly it’s good for us. According to Rashida Jones “Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you have a good


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sense of humour and a good approach to life, that’s beautiful.” Every magazine we read is covered with advert after advert promoting the next best beauty product. We all want to feel beautiful. Perhaps we’re missing a trick? If we smiled more and frowned less, maybe our whole bodies would feel refreshed, invigorated, revitalised, and the need for artificial lotions and potions would far smaller. A smile is almost certainly much more cost effective! As a fan of musicals, there’s this one song in particular I’ve been humming while writing today, ‘Smile’ from Annie. It a great song and in it the lyrics state “you’re never fully dressed without a smile.” We all get up, get showered, throw on some clothes, scoff a bit of toast while running out the door and before we know it, we’re in the car

having forgotten to change out of our slippers, realising the car needs filling up before work and annoyed at the fact you’ve got a blob of toothpaste on your new black skirt. Frowns and grimaces make their appearance early on in the day, that’s normal for me, especially with little people in the mix! In those moments, I’m going to consciously take note of Annie and get dressed properly. I will put my smile on, ear to ear. That way, if all goes to plan (and if Google really is true), I can get the endorphins pumping, apply the best beautifying face cream on the market and impact those around me all at the same time. Genius. Join me, “pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile.”

Lizi Long

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CHURCH NEWS

WORKING FOR YOU IN THE

WE ARE YOUR LOCAL CHURCH BASED IN SOUTHGATE CENTRE SERVIN DO COME AND JOIN US ONE SUNDAY AND FOR ONE OF OUR MANY MID AGES. CHILDREN ARE PARTICULARLY WELCOME TO OUR SUMMER SUN BETWEEN 10.15am AND 11.45am.

We’d like to pray for you At Southgate Church we believe in the power of prayer. We have recently been popping a card through your door offering to pray for you. Are you hurting? Worried? Feeling sick? No one to talk to and feel the need to pray? Maybe you feel good and want to say thank you! But who to? Return one of our cards and tell us your hurts and concerns. All information you give us will be treated in the strictest confidence. Would you like someone from the Church to visit you? We are here to serve and support you in your community.

SPOTS Is our group for toddlers and their carers meeting every Wednesday morning at 9am. Recently we had a trip to Banham Zoo. Like us on Facebook.

Our Website www.southgatechurch.org.uk

We have been revamping this to make it more user friendly. Pay us a visit sometime and put us in your favourites list.

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NG OUR WHOLE COMMUNITY. D-WEEK ACTIVITIES FOR ALL NDAY CLUB WHICH MEETS

whats on in AUGUST

SUNDAY 7th AUGUST 10.30am TOGETHER ON SUNDAY SERVICE for all the family featuring the Lost Sheep.

6.30pm Breaking of Bread Service

Summer at Southgate

for kids

We are putting on some special sessions for children over the summer holiday period: A special club every Sunday morning between 10.15 and 11.45 Our acclaimed Holiday Club is back...

KIDS OF THE CASTLE HOLIDAY CLUB

Tuesday 23rd to Friday 26th August, 10 am to 12 noon daily. For children aged 4 to 11. Registration forms are available from the office or the website www.southgatechurch.org.uk

SUNDAY 14th, 21st & 28th AUGUST 10.30am Morning Services & Summer Sunday Club (10.15am) for children of all ages

Following the service on Sunday 14th August, we will be meeting at Nowton Park for a picnic do join us.

Holy Communion Service

every Thursday morning, 9.15 to 9.45am in the Church Centre

SUNDAY 14th AUGUST 5.15pm Café Theology indepth Bible discussion with refreshments THURSDAY 4th and 18th AUGUST 2.30pm Friendship Club for older people

CoffeeStop 10am to 12noon every Monday Morning in Church Centre.

(except Bank Holiday Monday 29th August)

Free Coffee, Tea, Cake and chat. Our children’s mid-week groups are taking a break during August, while the children enjoy the school holidays. If you’d like details of the groups which will be running from September, please contact Jackie Tooley.

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food

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

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