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MARCH 2016 issue 15


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Hello and welcome to the March issue of the directory. Big shout out to all the mum’s this Mother’s Day! If you fancy a little treat this Mother’s Day, we’ve got a delicious recipe for coconut and raspberry muffins on page 44, something to try out with the kids or better still, if they’re old enough, get them baking and pop them up to you in bed, with a nice cup of tea!

Last month’s winner was Maureen Burman from Bury, who won a Free MOT kindly donated by Rawlinsons of Bury. Well Done!

Now Spring is here, it’s the perfect time for a bit of a spring clean, see what our newest columnist, Lizi Long has to say about that on page 68. Our fashion outfit on page 65 will provide some inspiration for these lovely sunny days out we’ll be starting to see more of.

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As always, we’ve packed the magazine full of useful information and news, we hope you enjoy, and happy Easter to you all!

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SOUTHGATE Brought to you by Councillors Sarah Stamp and Patrick Chung CONTACT US! Please get in touch if we can help with any issues – if you have Facebook or Twitter please follow or “Like” Sarah’s pages for regular updates Cllr Sarah Stamp T 07714 598001 Twitter @sstampcomms Facebook Cllr Patrick Chung T 07802 751433

Can you believe it is March already – where is the year going? There is loads to be excited about in the coming months including the return of the hugely successful Southgate Family Fun Day, which will be held on May Day Bank Holiday May 2nd this year. If you are interested in having a stall, providing an activity or just helping out with this important community event please email Andy Abbott on Until next month, Sarah and Patrick

Smarten up your area The planting has now been completed around the area of the Community Centre Car Park and hopefully you all agree that it looks so much nicer and will hopefully encourage us all to stick to the footpaths in future. This planting scheme (and the bike racks outside the centre) were funded by local councillor’s locality budgets – a great example of how we can use locality budgets to make a real difference to the look of the local area. If you have a project or initiative that benefits the community and you would like to apply for a locality budget please do get in touch, we would be happy to hear from you. 08 | MARCH 2016



valentines ball

A huge well done to Suzi and Andy Abbott who organised last month’s Valentines Ball at the community centre. It was a fantastic night, lots of fun for all, the hall looked stunning with new chair covers and drapes and we were brilliantly entertained by The Marrakesh Band. As well as a great night out, we managed to raise around £600 for the Community Garden and the Mayors Charities. None of this would have been possible without Suzi and Andy’s hard work and vision.

BROWN BINS You should by now have received a letter informing you that St Edmundsbury Borough Council will be charging you for brown bin collection from April. Whilst we recognise this is far from ideal, this whole issue is more complex than it at first seems and has come about after a significant change in funding for the brown bin service has left the council having to find an extra £500,000 a year to fund the service. The new collection service will cost £40 per year and is optional – you do not have to sign up, so in effect only the users of the service will be paying for it. This system has been in place in other areas of the county (such as Babergh and Mid Suffolk who have always paid for the collection of brown waste) for a while now and works well. The proposal at the moment is that brown bins will

be left with the households for the time being to enable people time to decide whether they would like to sign up for the scheme. Unused bins will eventually be collected. Another change is that this new collection service will be for garden waste only so will not include kitchen waste, such as tea bags and coffee grounds, or cardboard and shredded paper. This has come about due to a change in the way waste is disposed of. It is worth noting that there are no changes planned to the blue or black bin collections. The new garden waste collection service will begin from 4 April. To sign up or to find out more about the service visit alternatively you can phone 01284 776119. MARCH 2016 | 09


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Dear reader,

Poignant charity calendar supports Hospital’s Macmillan Unit

An inspirational charity calendar starring cancer patients – and the dedicated staff that have treated them – has helped a Bury St Edmunds salon owner raise more than £6,550 for West Suffolk Hospital’s Macmillan Unit.

Stephen John cheque presentation to Macmillan Unit

Steve Trowles, owner of Stephen John, was inspired to support the Macmillan Unit after working closely with patients suffering hair loss. He teamed up with local businesswoman, Michele Bailey, on a charity calendar as well as organising a successful Christmas charity ball. The calendar saw hospital staff and patients join forces by posing alongside iconic images around the town including the Abbey Gardens, the Abbey Gate and even the town’s famed beach setting when it resided in the Arc shopping centre. After presenting the Macmillan Unit with a cheque for £6,550, Steve said: “We brought together some strong, brave and truly inspirational women as well as the caring and dedicated nurses from our local hospital. “It was such a pleasure and an honour to work with some amazing women and we are delighted to have raised so much money for such a worthy cause. I would like to thank everyone who supported us with the calendar and the charity ball.” Unit Tracy Fell, Macmillan Trowles ve Ste and er, sist d war

Over the last few years, the Stephen John salon, on Bury’s Moreton Hall estate, have worked closely with cancer patients suffering hair loss by offering advice and support every step of the way.

Steve added: “Working with the Macmillan Unit to support women going through hair loss – and helping them feel confident and beautiful – is something I find incredibly rewarding and humbling. “Losing your hair can be traumatic and overwhelming, but I hope I can help make it slightly less daunting by offering support and advice and by turning a new hair fitting into a positive experience.” As part of the calendar, which was photographed free of charge by Neil Baxter Photography, all models underwent a makeover, including wearing a new wig donated by the salon. Steve and Michele also organised a ‘winter wonderland’ charity ball at Ashlar House which saw around 250 people attend in support of the hospital. Sue Smith, fundraising manager at West Suffolk Hospital Charity, added: “We would like to thank everyone who came together so brilliantly for the charity ball and calendar in support of the Macmillan Unit at West Suffolk Hospital. “I would especially like to thank Steve Trowles and his team and our wonderful models who are a genuine inspiration.”

If you have any questions about fundraising, any of the events mentioned above or how you can help the hospital, please contact or call 01284 712952 12 | MARCH 2016


from Saxon Gate Residents Association Saxon Gate Community Association was started some 13 years ago when the Sextons Meadows estate was very new, initially to deal with problems with the developers. The Community Association has achieved a lot. Last year it held two very successful events – Christmas carol singing, and the annual big lunch, which, though not a big turnout, was a good chance to catch up with friends old and new. We installed a bench on ‘big lunch green’, and it has been lovely to see this being used so much. Our thanks to David Nettleton for his locality budget that paid for this, and to the parks’ rangers for its installation. We reported and took action on various issues around the estate, such as fallen fences, algae on river in water meadows, plant growth in the river under the medieval bridge, soil dumped down the riverbank from the Maynewater Lane building site, Greene King operating regulations. The ponds on the nature reserve were cleared last year, volunteers did sterling work helping frogs, toads and newts back to them, planting bulbs, litter picking and doing a variety of conservation work. We have followed up a 6 year old demand for extra lighting on the Butts, the crossing between Rockingham Road and Cullum Road and, after much fundraising, it looks like this much needed project may be able to go ahead!

Our next event will be on Sunday 5 June when we join in the National Big Lunch and invite you all to join us on ‘Big Lunch green’ and bring food to share, and come and meet your neighbours! We are wondering about erecting a small noticeboard on the estate to help keep you all informed of what’s happening, and for residents to advertise events they are involved in in the town. Any views on that? We of course do have our wonderful website which has up to date information about the estate. A couple of complaints had been received about Greene King working outside their agreed hours. If anyone has examples of non-compliance, please note the date and time, and give a description and let us know. We have heard of an application regarding change of use for the Defra building on Southgate Street – the plan is for 7 houses and 24 flats within the existing building. The association is open to anyone who lives on the Sextons Meadows Estate – Rockingham Road, Tannery Drive, Harrington Close, Sextons Meadows, and the part of Southgate Street that joins Sextons Meadows and Harrington Close. Membership is £4 per household per year, money should be paid to the Treasurer, c/o address below. Jen Larner Chair

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Loving the dangerous tree


n Valentine’s Day, when people are persuaded by the consumer culture to spend money on demonstrations of love for each other, Woodland Ways members gave up their morning to love a magnificent ash tree. St Edmundsbury Borough Council had identified it as being at risk of falling and it was next to the footpath in Pond Covert. But it was a lovely tree, probably born in the Victorian period as were so many houses in Bury St Edmunds, and it had a high wildlife value. The woodpecker holes in its branches are suitable for bats to live in, and the decay in the trunk could support rare fungi and insects. No-one wants to be squashed by a falling tree, and the normal solution would be to fell the tree at the same time as other tree safety works by the Council in the wood and surrounding area.

Instead of moving the tree, Woodland Ways moved the path. A bramble patch, several logs and other undergrowth were cleared, a ridge of soil was dug out by hand to make a slope gentler, and the new path was surfaced with woodchips. The old section of path was closed, and you can again walk safely in Pond Covert. The path diversion is perhaps slightly less convenient than the old one as it is a less direct route, and the slope at the edge of the wood is slightly greater than some might like, but when the woodchips settle down it will be easier to use pushchairs on it. Woodland Ways apologises to anyone who is slightly inconvenienced by the diversion, including its own members, but thinks it is worth it to keep the superb tree until its natural end.

Join us at Woodland Ways... Why not join in with a Woodland Ways work party to help improve the Moreton Hall woods? No experience is needed and all are welcome; we’ll show you what to do. For more information please see, see the Woodland Ways noticeboard in the Community Centre, contact Nick Sibbett on 01284 723847 or email Follow Woodland Ways on Twitter @NatterersWood 14 | MARCH 2016


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Fund raising activity for Bury St Edmunds rugby club


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HARDWICK Primary School A very busy half term at Hardwick Primary as Christmas now seems a long time ago. We have held a Safer Internet Week and the children have been learnin g how to safe whilst online using computers, tablets, phones and game consoles. Learning about e-safety is a very important part of our computing curriculum. Key Stage 1 have had a visit from Ben from Wizard Balloons who brought his ten person basket to school and fired up the burners to demonstrate how a hot air balloon flies. A great experience for the children.

Year 3 and 4 visited the Science Museum to find out about robots, a very large inflatable planetarium came to school so Year 5 could go inside and find out about space, the stars and universe. Otters and Rabbits went to the Theatre Royal to see the stage production of “Not Now Bernard and Other Stories” by author David Mckee. Finally well done to our thriving football teams that do the school proud at matches throughout the year groups. Daryl Jones - Headteacher

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Dear reader,

Patients and visitors to benefit from new hospital car park Patients and visitors at West Suffolk Hospital are set to benefit from 400 additional parking spaces this year as work begins on a new £2m car park project. The extra spaces, which can also be used by staff, will be available from December after contractors have remodeled the current car parks. It is hoped that the project will relieve growing pressure on hospital parking, which has resulted in patients queuing for spaces during busy times. Craig Black, executive director of resources at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We appreciate that parking at the hospital has been an issue for some time, with patients, visitors and staff having difficulty finding spaces during peak periods. “Although we have introduced a range of initiatives which have helped, we have also seen a rise in people coming onto the site as demand for our services has increased, which is why we are keen to further increase provision. “The scheme has been carefully planned to make the most of the limited space available. It will be fully covered by CCTV and low level lighting, which automatically reduces by 50% after 8pm, while we will also use a noisereducing surface to minimise the impact on our neighbours. “We look forward to the completion of the project later this year and hope that it will be of benefit to everyone using the site.” If you have any questions about fundraising, any of the events mentioned above or how you can help the hospital, please contact or call 01284 712952 18 | MARCH 2016

At our February meeting we welcomed some new ladies. Our speaker was Jason Salisbury who talked about “Suffolk Farmhouse Cheeses”. Jason is a first generation dairy farmer. He told us his extraordinary story of how his career journey evolved. His account showed how adventurous he has been from working in different parts of the country just milking cows, being an artificial inseminator and managing a Cambridge University Farm dairy unit. It did help that his wife is a vet but it is obvious that his success has been due to hard work and a vision. He told us his story in a very humorous way. In 2004 the couple began venturing out on their own and installed a milking parlour and purpose-built dairy. Even braver was to buy a farm in 2007 which was in a dilapidated condition. A new dairy unit was planned and a milking parlour and purpose-built cheese dairy created. Whitegate Farm, Creeting St Mary was officially opened in 2009. Fast track to the present time, the business has gone from strength to strength. They have a herd of 40 milking Guernsey cows and their care is kept to a very high standard. Luxurious creamy milk is produced which lends itself to produce good quality cheese. He did explain the trials and tribulations of getting to the standard they have achieved. Three cheeses are produced, Gold, Blue and Brie with the “Suffolk Farmhouse Cheeses” label. The produce is available in various local, regional and national outlets including Farmers Markets, Farm Shops and Specialist Delicatessens. They also have a farm shop and have diversified into other products as can be seen from their website. As part of the talk we were able to sample the Suffolk Gold cheese which is a lovely golden colour with a creamy taste. It was a very enjoyable talk. One of our ladies showed a sample of a Twiddle Muff and some Twiddle Mats that some of our members might like to make for dementia patients at West Suffolk Hospital.




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Treatments to beat pain for there is too much to do and with no end in sight leads to NEGATIVE STRESS. That stress, in turn, can take a toll on health as highlighted above and the ability to focus on work tasks. It can also alter how we feel about our employer; undermine accuracy and creative thinking, foster depression, resentment and feelings of paranoia about job security. The bottom line: sustained busyness is taking a toll on our health, the quality of our work along with our personal relationships.

It’s officially Spring – my favourite time of year. Seeing the daffodils, snowdrops and bluebells spring into life and the days getting longer certainly lifts my mood and helps me to de-clutter my mind. This month’s article is all about helping to lift our mood, help us feel in control of our lives and allow us to appreciate time a little more. Scientifically there are many studies that link illness and disease with STRESS. Life is all about balance, time to work, rest and play – be active in the mind and also with the body. Not so easy you say as ‘I don’t have the time’………. Looking back at the advent of the Industrial Revolution, time could suddenly be measured in output as well as minutes and hours and new advances in machinery and technology made most work easier. However over the last decade, we’ve seen the introduction of smartphones and tablets, in particular, which have rendered the term “off the clock” nearly obsolete. We all seem to be so “busy” and it’s not a surprise that at some point, most of us reach a point when we are too busy to add even one more task to our overbooked schedules. What used to be free time has been hijacked by work, classes, social events and errands. We seem to be tethered to devices that offer an unprecedented amount of information and accessibility. How many people in café’s and restaurants are texting or looking at their smartphones rather than talking to each other? This constant connectivity, combined with the feeling that

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By taking a few simple steps and supporting your body with the correct nutrition you can slow down, flow in-between activities, bring mindfulness to your day and reclaim your life, even if it’s for just seconds or minutes at a time. Just “go with the FLOW”. The full article will be found on my website later this month where I describe some simple techniques & exercises (that can be done almost anywhere) and recipes. The Mighty Mindfulness The “buzzword” of the moment and an incredibly effective tool, mindfulness is a way of being aware of what’s going on at a particular moment without assigning any judgment to what you’re feeling. By taking just a few moments throughout the workday to take a breath and regroup, can break the sometimes, crazy momentum of what’s happening around us. It will not eliminate life’s pressures, but it can help us respond to them in a calmer positive manner that benefits our heart, head, and body. It helps us recognise and step away from habitual, often unconscious emotional and physiological reactions to everyday events. It provides us with a scientifically researched approach to cultivating clarity, insight, and understanding. Over time, mindfulness brings about long-term changes in mood, levels of happiness and wellbeing. Scientific studies have shown that mindfulness not only prevents depression, but that it also positively affects the brain patterns underlying day-to-day anxiety, stress, depression and irritability so that when they arise, they dissolve away again more easily. I like to say: “go with the flow!” and here are a few simple steps for you to find your “flow”:


Physical & Nutritional Therapy adults, children & athletes Some simple steps to “go with the FLOW”: •

FEELING of being overwhelmed or panicky is the signal to step away from what you are doing, take a few deep breaths and give yourself 10 to 15 minutes to go outside, leaf through a magazine or just stare into space

LEARN to breathe, deep abdominal breathing reoxygenates the body, which slows the heartbeat and stabilizes blood pressure

OBSERVE the silence - don’t be a slave to Facebook, emails, text messages and the phone. Set aside a regular time-slot each day when you want to deal with them, and stick to it

WATCH what you eat and when you eat. Eat complex carbohydrates (starches), such as whole-grain products, vegetables (sweet potatoes are a great choice) and beans. Complex carbs contain fibre, which helps slow blood sugar level changes and reduce negative effects on mood

In addition, you can use some of these great foods to boost your mood, help anxiety and stress, which can be the major cause of serious pain and illnesses. Your brain needs fats to function so we need to feed it the right type of fats, you don’t want to shortchange it so go for good fat sources such as avocados, a wide range of seeds and virgin olive oil. Sweet potatoes – an excellent complex carbohydrate with a high level of tryptophan, an essential amino acid, that converts into serotonin – the feel good hormone of the brain. They are also high in beta-carotene, which boosts immunity when stress is high and fibre, which helps stabilize surges in blood sugar caused by acute stress.

Asparagus - contains high levels of vitamin B6 and folic acid, both of which help boost levels of dopamine, a substance that acts as a natural relaxant on the brain. Both these vitamins are crucial in healthy immune and nervous system functioning. Nuts – particularly walnuts and almonds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids that naturally decrease the stress hormones cortisol, which is secreted in our bodies when we are under stress, and adrenaline, which stimulates heart rate, and dilates blood vessels and air passages. Nuts are also high in vitamin B, which supplies the body with serotonin producing carbohydrates. They are also an excellent source of protein, which stabilizes blood sugar. Yoghurt is high in calcium and magnesium, minerals that help relax muscles and lower blood pressure, look for “live yoghurt” that are rich in good bacteria (acidophilus), to help stabilize and soother nervous digestive systems resulting from stress. Low sugar breakfast cereals are packed with fibre, B-vitamins and magnesium, all of which lower blood pressure, nourish nerves, brain and adrenal glands and stabilize mood by providing a surge of serotonin. If you’d like to get in touch or learn more about anything outlined in this article, please feel free to contact me at my website or my email address

See you all next month!

Black beans - full of magnesium and other minerals that promote muscle relaxation and lower blood pressure. Having low magnesium levels may result in headaches and cramps and can aggravate an already anxious state. They are also rick in fibre and protein, which stabilize blood sugar.

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Welcome to the 19th hole, a place for golf tips, reviews and everything golf related.

Welcome back to the 19th hole, February saw us golfers have some colder temperatures to have to play in but also some lovely blue clear sky days also. This gave me the feeling that maybe just maybe the spring might be starting to appear. So this month we have the clock change to look forward to and that will lead us perfectly into what i class as the start of the season, The Masters in early April. So if you haven’t been playing or practicing much over the last few months now is the time to dust the clubs down and get in some hard work before the season kicks off. PGA Tour and European Tour Events for March PGA Tour MAR 3 - 6 World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship MAR 10 - 13 Valspar Championship MAR 17 - 20 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard MAR 23 - 27 World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play MAR 24 - 27 Puerto Rico Open MAR 31 - APR 3 Shell Houston Open European Tour MAR 10 MAR 13 True Thailand Classic MAR 17 MAR 20 Hero Indian Open Coaches Corner - STRIKE STRIKE STRIKE Strike is the most important thing about any golf shot you hit, without good contact between the face of any club and the golf ball it will be very hard for you to be able to control the result of that shot. In this item i am going to highlight one area that i see a lot when coaching clients in the short game area of golf. This month we will be looking at topped or thinned chip shot, this shot will often happen just at the wrong time in your round of golf and will strike fear into other shot of this length or type for the rest of the round.

So the most common problem i see from clients hitting this type of shot is the arms moving in towards the body through the impact area and the right hand (for a right handed golfer) taking control of shot, this action then pushes the club head towards the target and this leads to striking the ball on or above the equator of the ball seeing it run across the green. The drill below will allow you to practice better technique and achieve a more control and consistent strike on these short game shorts. Building confidence in the area of your game is essential to playing good golf. Tie Drill - This is a low cost drill that will allow you to say goodbye to those confidence killing thin chip shots for good. As you can see from the images, you will need to set up to the chip shot as you normally would do. Then with the tie made longer you hold the tie under the left hand on the grip of the golf club. The tie needs to be pulled torte at the address position, from here you will need to complete the back swing and follow through with the tie keeping the tension. If you can complete this then your arms wont have pulled in towards your body allowing your hands to become active through impact. Over time and with practice this movement will become more natural and you will learn to trust this even under the greatest pressure. I hope this section will help to improve your game, but if you are still struggling with this or any area of your golf game why not contact me for further assistants. Quote MHD for £5 off your first golf lesson with myself.

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The Lymphoedema Support Network (LSN) will also be joining the LSS Lymphoedema Awareness Day on the 11th March at Moreton Hall Community Centre, 1.30pm – 4.30pm. LSN joins Macmillan, Talk Lipoedema, The Chronic Pain Support Group and BSN at the event. Do come and join us on the 11th March to learn more about Lymphoedema and Lipoedema – whilst enjoying tea and lovely cake at this free event. Dress code – Carnival if you can, can can! So what is Lipoedema? The Suffolk GP Federation Lymphoedema Service also treats patients with Lipoedema. It’s a chronic and progressive disorder that can occur at any age and affects the adipose tissue, over 300 million women worldwide have this painful condition. Because of increased fat under the skin, legs can appear pale and feel cold when compared with the rest of the body. Skin feels fatty or doughy and is often tender and bruises easily. Feet and hands are not affected, although the arms

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can be occasionally. Lipoedema can be very painful – women with the condition often complain of aching in the affected limbs and pain in the knees. Some features of Lipoedema are: • Weight is gained disproportionately on hips and thighs and below knee, this usually affects both sides and is symmetrical. • Legs are sensitive to touch with deep throbbing pain in legs and pain in knee joints • Legs feel heavy and swell throughout the day (especially after long periods of standing or sitting) but resolve overnight. • Fat on legs looks dimpled like “orange peel“ and legs may feel cold to the touch. Lipoedema fat does not respond to dieting If you think you may be suffering from Lipoedema then visit your GP to ask for a referral to the Suffolk GP Federation Lymphoedema Service. Further information can be found at: and www. Further details about LSS and the Lymphoedema Service: Suffolk GP Federation CIC: 0845 2413313 (choose option 3) click on Clinical Service tab British Lymphology Society website


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Bury St Edmunds Golf Club Bury St Edmunds Golf Club offers a welcoming social environment. With an 18-hole championship course and a slightly easier, but still challenging 9-hole course, plus expert coaching to help you improve your game.

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Bury St Edmunds Golf Club understand that many people aspire to start (or restart) golf, but the process can seem daunting and expensive. They’ve created a programme designed around the stage you’re at, with easy progression, and in small groups to keep the costs low. After a free 15 minute assessment you will be invited to join one of the following programmes:



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The 9-hole course is open to the public on a pay-and-play. Frequent players can pay £65/month for unlimited golf, with no contract term. For those keen to join the Club, they have now introduced a scheme to pay the joining fee over 5 years and you can become a golf and social member for the equivalent of just:

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Run for Patients by Patients The Chronic Pain Support Group established 2009 in Bury St Edmunds, at that time the first self-help group in Suffolk. With continued support and the dedication of its members the group still continues to flourish. The Chronic Pain Support Group is made up of a variety of people who are experiencing pain for a number of reasons. We are a friendly, welcoming group and have a very relaxed attitude – it is all about feeling comfortable with others, being supportive and sharing time together. Many have said how our group has helped them to feel less isolated and more able to cope with their condition. We understand the difficulties of living in pain and the lack of support once formal treatment has finished. People gain a considerable amount from being able to meet others in similar circumstances. We are run by patients for patients and understand just how you feel. Members are supportive of each other and share experiences. If members cannot make a meeting we are happy to keep them informed via our quarterly newsletter. The group meets in a ‘safe’ environment on a monthly basis at the Southgate Community Centre in Bury St Edmunds on a Thursday from 2-4pm. Meetings include speakers, presentations and refreshments. Since we started we have welcomed a number of very interesting

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By Cat Dube Following the adverts that we have recently run for The Bear, Beyton, we thought we would get ourselves along to sample the food and see what we have been missing. So, on Friday night our editor, Gemma, myself and our friend Kim went along for a girlie meal. On arrival we were welcomed by Jackie who served us our drinks and we settled ourselves down by the warm open fire for a predinner glass of Prosecco. After a long week it was just what was needed and Prosecco is available by the glass and bottle! Jackie then showed us to our table in a separate area to the bar. For starters Gemma and I ordered baked Camembert to share and Kim ordered the mussels. The Camembert was baked to perfection – it was evenly creamy and runny and was served with toasted bread and delicious homemade chutneys. The mussels were also cooked extremely well. The sauce that the mussels were cooked in was

Beyton’s hidden treasure... creamy with added freshness from the addition of chives and pea shoots. ‘The best mussels I have ever eaten’ according to Kim. Next came the mains… I chose the ribeye steak, Gemma the fish and chips and Kim the duck. Again, all elements that made up the meals were cooked to perfection. The duck was tender and not over cooked, the chips were crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, the onion rings were coated in the same light and crispy batter as the fish and the homemade tartar sauce was excellent. Everything was presented beautifully ensuring all of the senses were catered for. The portions were all generous without being too over bearing. To finish, we felt we had a corner somewhere to squeeze in some dessert – I chose the salted caramel cheesecake, Gemma had the chocolate fondant and Kim the crème brulee. I think the best way to describe the desserts is simply ‘perfect’ – once you have been along to try, I think you will

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How did Anglia Coffee Solutions Ltd begin... Anglia Coffee Solutions was formed in 2013 by Managing Director, Trevor Collins who has almost 25 years experience in the vending and coffee industry. Most of their employees have been in the industry before, working for local providers.



East Anglia is still an area where people prefer a local service rather than dealing with big national companies. They have noticed a big turnaround in the last couple of years where companies who previously used national companies are now choosing to support local businesses again and are an ideal company to provide this service.

Managing Director, Trevor Collins was born in Bury St Edmunds and has lived here all of his life and currently lives on the Moreton Hall Estate.

Their motto is ‘Committed to customer care’ and all of their staff work extremely hard to deliver this level of service by providing a friendly approach which is fast and reliable. They also listen to the customer’s needs and strive to deliver these for them. Before being awarded the contract at Dalehead Foods, they informed us that a number of their staff were Portuguese and liked Bica Coffee (a Portuguese coffee which is very strong and sweet) and therefore made sure that the new machines delivered this selection for them and this has been one of the most popular selections consumed by the staff.

Supporting local people Anglia Coffee Solutions are the proud sponsors of Jetts Netball Club in Bury St Edmunds.

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Dolchenza Coffee They have their very own brand of beans and filter coffee called Dolchenza which is described as follows: The Dolchenza coffee range has especially formulated blends that boast a deep, chocolaty, intense flavour with excellent body. Offering both earthy and spicy cocoa notes with a rosewater finish, the Dolchenza Coffee range perfectly cuts through milk and creates an exceptional cup of coffee. The Dolchenza Coffee range, includes traditional filter coffee, a light roast filter coffee, a decaffeinated variety and a fair trade option, is produced using the finest beans especially sourced from around the world and are then processed locally in East Anglia.

Social media They are very active on social media via Twitter (@angliacoffee) & (@dolchenza), on Facebook (angliacoffeesolutions) and Instagram (@angliacoffee). Their website address is

Local customers These include: Roff Caterers, Peyton Plaice, Robinson Young, Moreton Hall Community Centre, Baker Tilly, Zen Noodle Bar, Petrus Wine Bar, First Stop Travel, Gavin Ashley, Hayley Group, Henry Watson Potteries, CNet Training, Culford Sport Centre, Abbey Labels, Stennetts Transport,AJN Steelstock, Limagrain and Bowers Motorcycles. They also provide many customers further afield such as Winners Bingo in Thetford, Number Ten Restaurant & Cock Horse Inn, Cafe Nini-all Lavenham, Colchester Utd Football Club, Flakt Woods-Colchester, A&B Glass & Mel Aviation, both in Sudbury and Virgin Money in Norwich

“Personal service in abundance” Dalehead Foods have recently benefited from the installation of a number of our machines at their Bury St Edmunds and Linton (Cambridgeshire) sites. Zaggy Zachariou, General Manager at Dalehead said “Anglia Coffee Solutions have been great to work with. They are small enough to give you the personal touch and large enough to meet all your needs. The installation went without a hitch and their personal service was in abundance, training all our staff and ensuring their needs were met over the first few days. Great service, from a trust worthy company”.

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Ear We Go



t started as a mild ear ache but within a few hours I was curled up on my bed clutching my ear to a hot water bottle, crying like a girl. Yes, I can confirm that a perforated ear drum is unquestionably more painful and traumatic than child birth…probably. The thing is about your 6 primary senses; you just take them for granted. There is no thought required to use them, they just do what they do and everything is great. Until something goes wrong – then your body certainly lets you know about it. I’ve suffered a few painful injuries in my time (I won’t bore you with the gruesome details here… maybe another month) but on the whole, with enough drugs, I have always been able to find some level of comfort. A position in which I was at least able to get a little relief from the pain and distress.

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This was not the case with a damaged ear drum. However, it was not all bad, as the really intense pain eased considerably once the drum its self burst. The doctor confirmed the diagnosis. The crippling ear ache was the build up of internal pressure, prior to the burst, which saw the pressure released (and an alarming red discharge from the ear…eeek!). Two weeks on, aside from the 24/7 under water tinnitus, I remain basically deaf in one ear. Like most of us nowadays, I decided to visit the internet, rather than the actual doctors for a check up. Dr Google told me this may last several weeks or even months – oh dear. Reading on, it also told me of cases where hearing loss is permanent – pardon!? Of course then I went on to read cases of where an infection spread from the ear

into the brain and caused brain damage and paralysis – I knew this would end badly!?! Oh well, I’m sure it will all be fine. So long as I can still go running whilst this happens I’ll be happy enough. This experience has taught me a couple of things. Firstly, it seems I tend to sleep with my right ear on the pillow, as I can’t hear the baby monitor anymore (that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it). Secondly, I must show more sympathy next time one of the kids says they have an ear ache. And finally, my (unofficial and bad) advice should you ever have the misfortune of experiencing this harrowing event. Take the maximum dose of Ibuprofen stated on the box, keep away from everyone - especially children, and do not ride a bike home from work when you can’t focus and feel dizzy.


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Limes Equestrian are a friendly but professional riding school, with many years of experience in teaching all levels of riding from beginners to advanced from 4 years old to adults. Groups, semi-private and private lessons are available with their qualified instructors. They are approved by the British Horse Society and are a Pony Club Centre as well as being a training partner with the College of West Anglia.

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Limes Equestrian also offers private lessons on your own horse. You can improve your dressage scores or jumping performance with one to one tuition. Ian and Claire invited me along to observe some of their half term Pony Club Day. I went with my 3 boys. The older 2 (6 & 8) were able to have a riding lesson while they were there. They have not ridden before so weren’t too sure what to expect. On arrival, they met some of the horses and Ian and Claire were very good at explaining to them about Health & Safety around the stables. Both the boys really enjoyed joining in some of the Pony Club games and having a lesson. The ponies that they rode were brilliant and even my 4 year old enjoyed sitting on and having a ride about. Thank you Claire and Ian for an enjoyable afternoon.


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The Bury Folk Festival will be held again this year in July, in the stunning surroundings of Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds. The organisers have promised bigger and better for this year’s event…more performers, larger stages, longer opening and a diverse array of other attractions suitable for all ages. Some of these attractions include an acoustic tent for musicians who would like to bring their own instruments to play informally, along with a variety of children’s activities. Liquid refreshment (including excellent real ale) will be supplied by the team from Oakes Barn and there will be several local food outlets. There will also be opportunity to buy gifts, souvenirs, CDs and merchandise from a collection of artisan stalls. As well as a host of top quality local and regional performers, many of the scheduled artists this year have reputations nationally. Some of these include… The Malingerers, Hannah Sanders, Sound Tradition, Two Coats Colder, Bof! and The Bounty Hounds. Steve Martin, who is spearheading this year’s Festival campaign said, “We are providing a music extravaganza this year with some truly talented performers”. He also added, “As a region, we are also extremely fortunate to have such a thriving music scene….the quality is such that we could have easily put on many more fine acts. We will certainly do this in future as the Festival continues to grow” One natural event that the organisers, with the best will in the world, cannot control, is the dreaded British weather…guaranteed to literally put a dampener on the best laid plans… However, whilst last year was blessed with wall to wall sunshine and (fingers crossed) nature 60 | MARCH 2016

will smile on us again… the organisers are determined that this year’s spectacle is not spoiled by precipitation. So as to avoid a wash out, special undercover arrangements are to be put in place so that in the event of any downpour, the festival-goers remain dry. Richard Byers, event manager said, “We want everyone who comes to Bury Folk Festival to have the best experience possible…if that means providing shelter from the elements, we will oblige. But don’t forget your wellies, after all… no self-respecting music festival should be wellington bootfree!” He said wryly… “It’s all part of the fun “ Regular festival goers will know how much fun and enjoyment can be had experiencing live music in a beautiful setting. As festival trends go, there seems to be a move away from the Mega/Uber Festival in favour of a friendlier, provincial style of event. Massive crowds and ticket costs have had a lot to do with this. Where this event is concerned, one could describe the Bury Folk Festival as “bijou” – it certainly won’t have the annoyingly over-crowded scenario of either Cambridge or Latitude, but you’ll still have fun, love the music and it is right on our doorstep. As a summer’s day out, it is definitely not to be missed… save the date!! The Bury Folk Festival, The Walled Garden, Nowton Park. Saturday 2nd July. 10.00 hrs until 21.30 hrs. FREE PARKING Full details including ticket prices on the website; Email; Tickets are now on sale via the website.



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Forsythia What to do in your garden in March

Forsythia has to be one of the easiest plants to grow simply plant and you need do little more. Very popular and many gardens will have one. Provides a dazzling splash of colour to brighten up the end of Winter and herald the beginnings of Spring. On the down side the flowering season is short from late Feb to early March.

Best planted in full sun though they will pretty much survive in any part of the garden. They will grow to around 10 feet tall by 6 feet wide so should you wish to restrict it then prune after flowering.

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March heralds the beginning of Spring and a new gardening year. With the longer days and warmer soils attention turns to planting vegetables. Growing vegetables is something I always remember doing with both my father and grandfather. Whether I was a help or a hindrance I am not sure but great memories to have. Growing your own food can be good fun for children and be both inspiring and educational. Remember the clocks go forward by one hour on Sunday 27 March as British Summer Time begins.


pauls jobs for the month Flower Garden

just above the point where the shoot emerges from the tuber. • March is a good time to prune Remove the lower leaves from your buddleia. To avoid the your cutting and pinch out the plants becoming taller and growing tip. Plant the cuttings woody in appearance an in a small pot of potting annual prune is necessary. If compost keeping them warm you look closely you will see indoors in a light spot. In a few buds emerging low down on weeks they will root and by the stems. It will look severe the end of May should be able but cut them back hard and to plant your new dahlias in healthy re growth will begin the garden • Sow sweet peas either in pots • Tidy up Cordylines by pulling or directly outside away faded lower leaves • You can increase your • Dogwoods are colourful over collection of dahlias by taking winter but in March it is best to cuttings. Dormant tubers need cut these down to the ground to be brought into growth by to promote new growth placing them in pots or trays • If like me you bought pots of of compost. Water well and daffodils for show inside the keep them warm in a light home don’t just throw them spot. When the shoots emerge away after flowering. Instead and are around 3-4 inches plant them in your garden and long use a sharp knife to cut

This months poem... “March bustles in on windy feet And sweeps my doorstep and my street. She washes and cleans with pounding rains, Scrubbing the earth of winter stains. She shakes the grime from carpet green Till naught but fresh new blades are seen. Then, house in order, all neat as a pin, She ushers gentle springtime in.” - Susan Reiner, Spring Cleaning



allow the leaves to die down naturally. • Hydrangeas - any old flower heads should be cut off just above a strong new bud • Hardy Fuchsia - prune dead stems right back to the ground

Fruit Garden • Final chance this month to prune your apple and pear trees before they start to bloom. Aim to remove any dead branches congested or crossing stems

Vegetable Garden • Plant early varieties of potatoes in late March. You will need to chit your potatoes by standing them upright in a warm and light spot. Egg boxes are ideal. Once growth known as eyes begins they are ready to be planted • Plant onion sets 4” to 6” apart and 12” between rows. • Plant broad beans, parsnips and carrots

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HaLO everybody!

Hope you are all well and looking forward to Easter! Don’t eat too much chocolate!

molly xx


I am a member of Jetts Netball Club and I had the opportunity to go to Birmingham and watch 8 awesome netball teams play in one day. The plan for the day was to watch four matches, each consisting of 4 quarters that lasted fifteen minutes. It was an excellent day and I really enjoyed myself. In the third match I

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missed one of the quarters to go and meet some of the players and I got one of the best players ever! She plays for England and gets 91% of her goals in, her name is Helen Housby and I got a selfie with her as well as her autograph. She played for the Manchester Thunder Team. The teams that played were: Hertfordshire Mavericks vs Celtic Dragons, Yorkshire Jets vs Loughborough Lightening, Manchester Thunder vs Team Northumbria and Surrey Storm vs Team bath. The team I was supporting was Hertfordshire Mavericks and they won their game easily! Big thank you to Tracy Butcher for taking me and my mum, we had an excellent time!


During Lent you can choose to give up something you really enjoy/doing/eating, for 40 days. For lent I have given up sweets, chocolate and crisps. This year it started on Wednesday 10th February and ends on Thursday 24th March. I have completed it so far but will be glad when it ends! It has been tricky because my brother went into Aunty Pams Sweet Shop and I had to go with him. I really wanted to get some sweets but I didn’t, so I manged that, but it is difficult. If you guys have given up anything then hats off to you but if you tried but didn’t quite make it then still well done to you, there is always next year!

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has e-mailed me to help me out with the history team or the challenges I have set. I’m always really touched to hear that my articles have been read! If you have anything you would like me to write about then e-mail me at mollyh2004@ . Once again thank you all so much!


Anglia Indoor Kart Racing has been established for more than 25 years. During that time we have earned a reputation for providing the finest high-speed entertainment in the area. With our indoor racing karts and exhilarating multi-level circuit, we bring the thrills of motorsport to all adrenaline-seekers of all ages. Anglia Indoor Karting in Ipswich, can cater for all the family. We have a Kubz track for children aged 5–7, whilst older children and family members can experience the thrill of driving together on our main circuit which caters for aged 8 and upwards (minimum height of 1.27m). Arrive and Drive sessions are available 7 days a week outside of corporate booking and can be booked 48 hours in advance.

of our experienced staff. Birthdays can also be celebrated here, with packages offered on both the Kubz and main circuit. We are also a popular venue for school activity sessions and each year host training sessions and a qualifying round for the British Schools Karting Championship, last year a local school reached the national finals on this event. For Adults there are a variety of race format events that can be booked for corporate entertainment or simply for a family celebration or stag & hen do! Give us a call on 01474 240087 or have a look at our website www. to start the adventure!

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Happy Spring Time Happy Spring Clean Spring is in the air. The snowdrops have sprung up from the depths, adorning our woodlands with their delicate white flowers, and the punchy yellows and oranges of the Spring daffs aren’t far behind. Local fields have Spring piglets snuffling about with their mums and little lambs fumbling about on their wonky legs. There is no doubt in my mind nor my sons mind, that Spring has indeed either arrived or is waiting eagerly in the wings for its imminent entrance. For the first time this year I have also hung my washing out on the line with complete drying success! Too long have I bundled my family’s washing in the tumble dryer resulting in slightly too short joggers now skimming the ankles of my 4 year old and school polo shirts resembling more of the current crop top fashion. Needless to say, I was thrilled to go out to my washing line and collect my first surprisingly dry, not damp, load of the season. You see, Spring time inspires me, it motivates me; house, home, family, mind and body. It’s a time to get ready and to clear out the junk I’ve stored up or left over from Winter. When the signs of Spring are evident, including my first load of dry washing off the line, I know it’s time to don the marigolds and go to work. March for me is Spring cleaning month. Spring cleaning in my world is a holistic activity and one I want to encourage you to engage with too. Finding time at the beginning of Spring to turf out the old, dust away the cobwebs and make space for the new, really is a worthwhile 68 | MARCH 2016

endeavour. I promise it won’t be as traumatic as it might sound! Here is my 5 point guide to a holistic ‘house, home, family, mind and body’ Spring clean 1. House - This is where the marigolds come in (I bought a new pair this week). On my calendar I like to set aside one or two ‘cleaning days’ where I crank up the music, play air guitar with the broom and bravely tackle the eight legged creature in the corner of my lounge with my trusty light sabre, otherwise known to most as a vacuum cleaner pipe! Step one and quite possibly THE most important element of any successful Spring clean. With a clean and freshly ordered house I always feel like I can take on the world! 2. Home - We all aim to make our house a home, a place of refuge, comfort and enjoyment after a tough day in the office. Part of my Spring clean always involves shuffling around the furniture, perhaps renovating an old bookshelf or treating myself to a new duvet set


or towels for the bathroom. Whatever makes your house a home, take some time during your Spring clean to refresh it. 3. Family - Spring cleaning for me is about shaking things up. Over Winter we traditionally ‘set in’ and in our family this year we have snuggled by the fire, drank copious cups of hot chocolate and played endless rounds of our new favourite game, Dobble. But Spring is here and it’s time to ‘carpe diem’. Join us. We’ll be hopping on our bikes, stomping round the woods and snapping some pics with cute baby lambs at any and every opportunity we get. 4. Mind - In just the same way as our rooms gather cobwebs, our minds do too and we don’t often realise the mindsets we fall into. “I can’t do that” “I’m not good enough” “I look terrible” “There’s no point, it’ll never change.” I believe it’s really important to Spring clean our minds; take time to take the negative thoughts captive, chuck them out of the doorway of our

minds and take a moment to readjust our thoughts to a more positive perspective. By taking time to do this regularly I know I am a better mum, wife and friend to those around me. Try it. Have some ‘me’ time to declutter your thinking. 5. Body - The sun has got his hat on (almost) and they always say “there’s no better time to get moving”. In our house we’ve set ourselves some Spring time challenges, my husband is doing a ‘TOUGHEST’ challenge (I think he’s gone completely mad!) and I’ve given myself the goal of being able to run 10k by May. Maybe I’m mad too? I challenge you to join me in Spring cleaning your life holistically; house, home, family, mind and body. Together we can feel more able, prepared and filled with anticipation for the joys of Spring time. It’s a great time of year, Happy Spring Time, Happy Spring Clean!

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Furnishing your home with the personal touch… I have been looking to update some of the bedrooms in my house. My 3 boys have asked to have their bedrooms updated for their birthdays this year. Having looked through all the usual high street offerings, I came away feeling slightly ‘flat’ and uninspired. What I wanted didn’t really seem to be available. I was after something tasteful that could see them through into their teens and would complement all their little fads and phases along the way, avoiding black and green ‘Minecraft’ curtains or ‘Monster Jam’ bedding! A friend recommended I speak to Vanessa at Lescale Furnishings as she had gone to her, initially, to get her nursery bedding and ended up using her to update the curtains in her living room and dining room which I had always admired. I contacted Vanessa and she came out to my home to talk me through what I was looking for and showed me some of the sample books that she had. There were lots of fabrics and ideas that I liked and it didn’t faze Vanessa at all that I wanted to add bits here and there to come up with a bespoke design. I have now decided on Roman Blinds, bedspreads, cushions and even bedside table lamps all of which coordinate each other without being too ‘matchy’! The service you get is personal – she will even use up the scraps of material to make outfits for favourite teddies or scatter cushions for beds! It is these extra touches that really set her apart from most! With so many different products, which are all hand made by her, you can coordinate an entire room! Working out of her studio, next to her home in Thurston, she is local and on hand if you need to make any adjustments. As everything is handmade to your exact specification, you will not be able to take your items away the next day, but you will get beautiful, hand-made, quality furnishings that will last and are certainly worth waiting for!

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Champneys A Little Something Special Treat your senses to two of our favourite fragrances, Citrus Blush and Summer Dream. The summer scents of citrus lemon, orange and a touch of cardamom contrast with the fresh scents of peach, mango, orange and passion fruit, creating your own perfect spa moment. £22 from Boots

The Concealer Palette Get complexion perfection with this all-in-one concealer palette. Mix and match three complementary formulas, shades and textures to build customised coverage, counteract discolouration and hide imperfections and blemishes. £12 from Top Shop B. Skin Hamper B. is for beautiful skin. That’s why their products contain high concentrations of ingredients that are proven to work. So why not treat a loved one with this exclusive B. Gift Hamper £32 from Superdrug

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Opulence Decanter 500ml This luxurious bath elixir is fragranced with a lavish blend of orange and ginger top notes which brings warmth to heart aromas. Pour under running water and relax while you experience the exotic heart of the fragrance. £10 from Marks & Spencers


PLAY EAT & DRINK Bury Golf Range l Watching Live Sporting events l A Meal All Day Every Day l Drinks Promotions l Playing Snooker l Pool & Darts l Live Music l Poker & Machines l Function Suite


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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Independent Custody Visitors

Ensuring that people in police custody are treated properly is a statutory duty of Tim Passmore, the Police and Crime Commissioner and he relies on an army of volunteers to help him monitor the welfare of people who are detained in police stations in Suffolk. Tim Passmore is looking for additional volunteer custody visitors to make regular unannounced visits to Police Investigation Centres. The volunteers will be required to look, listen and report on their findings to the PCC to ensure that the police are providing the service that is expected of them. Tim Passmore said, “Suffolk has two Police Investigation Centres in Suffolk – one in Bury St Edmunds and one at Martlesham, Ipswich – and we are looking to recruit two people to each of those visiting panels. I need the overall panel of visitors to be representative of the local community, so I would really encourage interest from younger people and black and minority ethnic residents. We have a great team of custody visitors in Suffolk, who give their time to support this valuable service and I thank them for their commitment which does not always receive the recognition it deserves.” Volunteers are required to attend an initial training session of half a day and then receive training by observing existing visitors until confident in performing the role. Visitors carry out approximately one visit per month (as part of a panel carrying out the weekly visits), there are quarterly panel meetings which are held in the evening and then 1-2 training days/conference per year. The role is voluntary but we do pay expenses for travel costs. Applicants must be over 18 years of age and appointments are subject to police vetting checks and references. For more information about the role or for a hard copy of the application pack please contact the Police and Crime Commissioner: Telephone: 01473 782773 Email: or write to: The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Police Headquarters, Portal Avenue, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich IP5 3QS

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WE ARE YOUR LOCAL CHURCH BASED IN SOUTHGATE CENTRE SERVING OUR WHOLE COMMUNITY. DO COME AND JOIN US ONE SUNDAY AND FOR ONE OF OUR MANY MID-WEEK ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES. CHILDREN ARE PARTICULARLY WELCOME TO OUR SUNDAY CLUB WHICH MEETS BETWEEN 10.15am AND 11.45am. I am amazed how many Abba songs I know. How about, knowing me, knowing you ….. like so many at its heart it is a love song. Valentines day has been and gone; Its scary how much it costs to buy someone a love gift. Love is expensive ………. the bigger the gift, the greater the cost !

I love you are three amazing words, words which have changed the world. At Southgate Church, we hold onto those three little words, because they are words which Jesus has said to you and to me. It didn’t take Valentines day for him to say it. You see our relationship with God can be in a bit of a mess, but Jesus loves you and me and restores that relationship for ever, that’s Easter . Valentines …. Easter …… Which is the greater love?

……… but would you want cheap love? Can the gift actually say how much you love someone or how much they love you? Maybe it’s the giver that matters or is the giver? How do you say I love you to someone who has hurt or upset you? Even worse maybe you have upset them.

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whats on in

Southgate Church’s

Easter Community Event


SUNDAY 6th MARCH 10.30am TOGETHER ON SUNDAY SERVICE Southgate Community Centre Saturday 19th March, 2pm to 4pm Free

All ages welcome

crafts an Make st r ne Easte

k he Boo Open T ory st r e East

Tea/c Hot c offee ross buns Easter egg hunt


If you came to Southgate’s Got Christmas – and over 300 of you did – you will love our companion presentation: Southgate’s Got Easter on Saturday 19 March between 2pm and 4pm in the Community Centre Hall. Please come along to our special Easter Day service – or join us in walking to the Cathedral on Good Friday morning just before 10 to join with other churches from all over Bury. Happy Easter! Rev Peter Gibson Minister of Southgate Church

For all the family on Mothering Sunday all ladies will receive a posy.

6.30pm Breaking of Bread Service SUNDAY 13th, 20th & 27th (Easter Sunday) MARCH 10.30am Morning Worship Services & Sunday Club (10.15am) for children of all ages

Holy Communion Service

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

THURSDAY 3rd & 17th MARCH 2.30pm Friendship Club for older people THURSDAY 10th MARCH 7.45pm Thursday (Ladies) Club SATURDAY 19th MARCH 2pm - 4pm Southgate’s Got Easter Community Event for all ages

CoffeeStop 10am to 12noon every Monday Morning in Church Centre. Free Coffee, cake and chat

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It’s the Bee Gees’ entire glittering songbook wrapped up in one spectacular live concert show.

Relive platinum-selling hits written by Barry, Maurice and Robin for other million-selling artists – Woman In Love, Chain Reaction, Guilty, Heartbreaker, Grease, If I Can’t Have You and Islands in the Stream. This fabulous authentic production ensures the Gibb brothers’ incredible legacy of classic hit songs is well and truly ‘Stayin Alive’. Book Online.

THE CRUCIBLE (community production) Tuesday 15th - Saturday 19th March Arthur Miller’s classic parable of mass hysteria draws a chilling parallel between the Salem witch-hunt of 1692 and the era of McCarthyism, which gripped 1950s America with the so-called red threat of Communism. The story of a small community driven to madness by superstition, paranoia and malice is a savage attack on the evils of mindless persecution and the power of false accusations. Based on two terrifying chapters of human history, this is an allegory for all time. Age guidance 12+ Book online.

INVINCIBLE (drama) Wednesday 30th March - Saturday 2nd April With the recession biting hard, Emily and Oliver have decided to downsize and shift their middle-class London lifestyle to a small town in the north of England. One night they open their doors and invite next door neighbours, Dawn and Alan into their home. Over the course of a disastrous evening of olives, anchovies, Karl Marx and abstract art, class and culture collide where the consequences are as tragic as they are hilarious. From the award-winning Original Theatre Company (Birdsong, Three Men In A Boat) comes a brand new production of this smash hit, sell-out comedy. Book Online.

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LEGO BRICK FUN DAY (children’s entertainment)

Sunday 13th MARCH The Apex is pleased to host a LEGO brick fun day run by Brickologists Young Engineers in the Apex Lounge, offering all ages an opportunity to play and build with this iconic toy! Linked to the Brick City exhibition at Moyse’s Hall Museum, families can come and build together with activities suitable for all ages including: ‘Free build’ area, LEGO bionicles area, Duplo area, LEGO city area (with instructions) LEGO car building & downhill race tracks, K’Nex building area This event is suitable for adults and children aged 5+ Children aged 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult Times: 10am - 4pm. Tickets: Adults £2 (over 16s) / Children £6 (Booking recommended)

THE POOZIES Tuesday 15th March

Celebrating their 25th year on the road, The Poozies are one of the longest-standing UK folk groups, having earned a reputation as pioneers and trail-blazers, not only by being the first all-female folk band on the scene, but also because of the ease with which they unashamedly crossed folk with pop, soul, country, Scottish Gaelic and, in their own words, ‘any enticing genre’. That same format of ingenuity and exuberance remains and it is this winning formula that carries the unmistakable, trademark Poozie je ne sais quoi. Their unique sound is a powerful combination of rhythmic, punching acoustic guitar, growling electro-harp, and dexterous fiddle and accordion, with spine-tingling songs in four-part harmony. Founder members Sally Barker (guitar) - who reached the 2014 final of BBC1’s The Voice, mentored by Sir Tom Jones - and Mary Macmaster (harp), feature alongside Mairearad Green (accordion) and Eilidh Shaw (fiddle), delivering spine-tingling multi-instrumentals and tight fourpiece harmony vocals. The band released their most recent album, ‘Into The Well’, in May 2015. Starts: 8pm. Tickets: £16 (£12 Concessions). Book online.

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Director Billy Ray Starring Julia Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman lead the starry cast of this glossy Hollywood thriller remake. A routine murder investigation spirals into chaos and despair for district attorney’s investigator Jess Cobb (Julia Roberts), when the victim is revealed to be her own daughter. So devastating are the consequences of the case that Jess’s close colleague, FBI agent Ray Carsten (Chiwetel Ejiofor), dedicates his life to tracking down the person responsible. 13 years later, after endless amounts of searching, Karsten believes he has found his man. Re-teaming with District Attorney Claire Sloan (Nicole Kidman), the dedicated agent urges the case to be re-opened - but they reckoned without the actions of the increasingly vengeful Jess. In 2010, Eduardo Sacheri’s novel The Secret in Their Eyes was turned into an acclaimed, Oscar-winning Argentinian thriller. The movie now gets a star-powered remake with gritty performances from noted leads Roberts, Ejiofor and Kidman.

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Director Babak Najafi Starring Aaron Eckhart, Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman Terrorist plotters launch a deadly attack on the capital in this thrilling sequel to Olympus Has Fallen. Following the mysterious death of the British Prime Minister, heads of state gather in London for the funeral. This is all part of a plan by evildoers to take out world leaders. But they reckon without the US president (Aaron Eckhart), Secret Service agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) and a very determined MI6 agent (Charlotte Riley).

THE CHOICE Director Ross Katz

Starring Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Maggie Grace, Alexandra Daddario, Tom Welling, Tom Wilkinson. Based on the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name, THE CHOICE tells the story of Travis Parker and Gabby Holland, who meet first as neighbors in a small coastal town and end up pursuing a relationship that neither could have foreseen.

HAIL, CAESAR! Director Ethan Coen, Joel Coen


Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Ralph Fiennes George Clooney stars as a kidnapped movie star in this offbeat period comedy from the Coen brothers. Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) is a hard-nosed film studio fixer, who’s kept busy hushing up scandals during Hollywood’s golden age. Now he faces his biggest challenge to date. Baird Whitlock (George Clooney), wooden star of Capitol Pictures’ prestige historical drama Hail Caesar, has been abducted while filming. The kidnappers are a mysterious organisation styling themselves ‘The Future’, who demand a ransom of $100,000. Oscar-winning No Country for Old Men writer/directors Joel and Ethan Coen return to the Hollywood territory of Barton Fink for this hilarious, lovingly crafted comedy. The outstanding cast includes Scarlett Johansson as an Esther Williams-style musical swimming star, Ralph Fiennes as a film director, Tilda Swinton as a gossip columnist and Channing Tatum as a young actor. There’s even a role for Expendables star Dolph Lundgren as a Soviet submarine commander!

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SOUTHGATE Community This month, the Southgate Community Partnership introduces its new chairman, Andy Abbott. Andy is very well known locally, living a stone’s throw from the Centre with his wife, Suzy, and their two boys. A governor at Hardwick Primary School, Andy is a well know local photojournalist and runs Abbott Photography with his Suzy, also a professional photographer. An enthusiast who get things done, he has been responsible for getting off the ground two highly successful annual events - the Community Fun Day and Valentine’s Ball. This year he is working on plans to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday Andy Abbott – watch this space! This is a man who leads from the front – come and join the team for an exhilarating ride.


This year’s Ball on Saturday 13 February was another triumph with a transformed Centre Main Hall dressed for the occasion and nigh on a hundred guests enjoying sumptuous food and enthusiastic dancing to the Marrakesh Swing Band who were on top form. The Mayor and Mayoress, Patrick and Anna Chung, graced us with their presence. A splendid time was had by all with the added bonus of raising £500 for the Mayor’s charities. Now firmly established on the Bury social calendar, you will not want to miss next years ball on Saturday 11 February. Get the date in you diaries, smart phones and tablets now!


Our third Fun Day will be taking place on Bank Holiday Monday, 2 May – and will be bigger and better than ever. Full details will be in the April Directory.


Eyes down on 11th March and 8th April with our lovely new caller, Sally, starting at 7pm.

Coach Trip to London 2016 Our next day trip to London on Saturday 14 May is rapidly filling up, Get your tickets very soon from Jackie at the Centre office.


The Southgate Parent and Toddler group is led by Erica Short. It has been running for 41 years and welcomes parents from all over town. We are open on Thursday afternoons from 1.30 pm to 3 pm, term time only. The cost is £2 each session per family. We cater from birth to school age. Why not come along and see what we have to offer? For more details phone Erica on 01284 768686.

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SOUTHGATE Directory health

& beauty

Stephen John Salon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 700100 PT Joe Personal Trainer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07917 714557 The Abbeyfields Clinic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 847884 Rachels Mobile Hairdressing. . . . . . . . . . 01359 233371 Bury Osteopaths. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 769153 Slimming World . . . . . . . . . Alex 01284 788201 or Kelly 01842 824980 Just Hair Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 232007 Best Foot Forward Chiropodists. . . . 01284 753563 Saxon Dental Practice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 750348 Nicola Delglyn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07775 517447


& fitness classes

Suffolk Age UK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 757740 Jazzercise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07963 161246 LMA Acting & Dance School. . . . . . . . . . 01359 271925 Glow Exercise & Slimming Club. . . . . 01787 238233 Archery Tag. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07712 277625 Kinetic Adventure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 725911 Dance Fitness. . . . . . .


& design

Fab Creative Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07762 504200 PIT Group Design & Print. . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 765092 Coastline Graphics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 717760


Carrs of Bury St Edmunds . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 752525 Auto Park MOT & Service Centre. . 01284 706888 Premier Bodyworks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 755558


& landscape

Bluestone Paving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 716405 Archley Driveways & Landscape Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 724486 Stuart Langston Arboricultural Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 760107 Paul’s Garden Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 723625


& maintenance

Frames Conservatories Direct. . . . . 01284 700456 MAS Building & Maintenance. . . . . . . 07595 426757 Windows, Doors & Conservatory Advisory Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 615653 Window & Door Repair Centre. . . . . . 01284 615653 The Naked Builder Carpentry & Building . . . . 01284 811111 Higham Forge & Fabrications . . . . . . . 01284 810810 Rejuvenate Property Services. . . . . . . 01284 850337 Local Builders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 723396 NJT Plumbing & Heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 723389 Blue Flame Gas 24/7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07862 712041

Martyn Webb Plumbing Services. . . 01284 852554 Fix A Leak Plumbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 269415 TC Plastering & Rendering . . . . . . . . . . 07527 685254 MA Smith Tiling . . 07899 890765 or 07887 754114 Pete Austin Electricians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 747284 Clean A Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07554 022522 Abbeygate Windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 763244 Oven Clean. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 259818

home furnishings

Hartwell Blinds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 753310 Stitched 4 U. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07938 373761 Village Green Blinds . . . . 01379 669209 / 07931 959892 Glasswells. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 752804


& letting agents

Taylor Engall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 725800 All Homes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 234444 Haart Estate Agents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 756255 Wards of Stanton Removals . . . . . . . . . . 01359 251198 Castle Mortgages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 254042 Musker McIntyre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 848454 Suffolk Bungalows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 725993 Mortimer and Gausden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 755526

business services

Rudlings Wakelam Solicitors . . . . . . . . 01284 715665 Ayling Computer Services . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 701482 Gage Computer Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 764574 Simply Secure Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 750019 Glasswells Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 748762


& drink

The Greyhound Pub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 755445 Orissa Indian Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 719116 Slates Restaurant & Carvery. . . . . . . . . 01284 704231 Country Farm Meats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 235237 Old Canon Brewery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 768769 The Bear Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 270249


& social clubs

Pot Black Sports Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 704231 Bury Golf Range & Golf Store . . . . . . . 01284 723894 Moreton Hall Community Centre . . 01284 763405

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