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CHOOSING A 16 PLATE IS THE EASY PART. FIND YOUR PERFECT MINI MODEL AT CARRS OF BURY ST EDMUNDS. All the latest MINI models suit a new 16 plate. But which one suits you? A stylishly spacious new MINI Clubman, an adventurous MINI Countryman with optional ALL4 all-wheel drive, a personality-packed MINI 3-door or 5-door Hatch, or the freedom of the brand new MINI Convertible? We’ve got them all. To book your 2016 MINI test drive,* simply contact us on 01284 750 033, or visit www.carrsmini.co.uk Carrs of Bury St Edmunds Thetford Road, Fornham St Martin Bury St Edmunds IP31 1SX Official Fuel Economy Figures for the MINI Range: Urban 26.6-72.4 mpg (10.6-3.9 l/100km). Extra Urban 46.3-91.1 mpg (6.1-3.1 l/100km). Combined 36.7-83.1 mpg (7.7-3.4 l/100km). CO2 Emissions 179-89 g/km. Figures may vary depending on driving style and conditions. Test drive is subject to status and availability.

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Time Shift

BY ANDREW SOUTHWOOD

T

his year marks the centenary of one of the more quirky dates in our diaries. ‘Daylight saving’ was introduced on our shores back in 1916 following its success in Germany and Hungry as a novel tactic to save money and improve productivity during the war. It’s had a few blips and controversies along the way, but is now a firm part of British culture. Do you remember when the clocks’ changing was fun? “Oooh – an extra hour in bed tonight!” or “I’m still going to get up at 9am even though it will technically be 10am. Ha ha!”. These are the sort of phrases that make you laugh out loud (or slap them in the face, depending on your mood) once you are blessed with children of your own. In the autumn, that ‘extra hour’ is more hassle than I could have possibly imagined. For the last couple of years

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I have sneakily adjusted the clocks upstairs by just half an hour on the first night, then move them back another 30 mins the following night. This is enough to trick my two older kids into staying in bed for the extra 30 mins without getting fidgety. The move to BST in the spring is even tougher. I mean, suddenly it’s bright daylight at 7pm, so clearly that’s not bedtime now? Yes? Err… well, no. Here black out blinds, doubled with lined curtains, are worth their substantial weight in gold. The staggered time shift method can also be effectively employed. At just under 2 years old, our youngest doesn’t seem to have grasped the reasons for the change from GMT to BST either. I tried explaining to her the statistical studies regarding road safety issues and benefits for the economy behind having long sunny

evenings… but I think I lost her at the Seasonal Affective Disorder part. Really, what I’m saying is, for millions of us, the clocks change is more about how you can amuse a baby/toddler for an extra hour at silly o’clock, or how you persuade your kids to go to sleep when the sun is still shining. Actually gaining or losing an hours sleep yourself has absolutely nothing to do with it. After all, when you are awake 4 or 5 times a night, every night, dealing with young kids, then frankly an hour either way doesn’t even register on the scale. However, having said all that, those long sunny evenings cannot come soon enough for me. It opens up a whole new window in terms of timescales for getting those outdoor jobs done. Oh, and of course for socialising merrily in beer gardens and all those sort of things I am lead to believe young people still do.


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Let courage

be your anthem!

A quote I recently read on social media said ‘courage is the power of the mind to overcome fear’. That is easier said than done I thought to myself, because fear so often creeps into my thought patterns without making any sort of flashy announcement notifying me of its impending arrival. How charming fear is! I find myself with all sorts of mountains to climb, obstacles to navigate and jobs to do with my mind clouded with fear fuelled thoughts. Can I really do this? What if I fail? This past weekend I was tasked

bin disguised as paper planes. I had

with writing and performing a short

started off well, I said yes to something

comedy play for a friend of mine at a

new, something I’d never done before

conference entitled ‘Let courage be

and I stepped out in courage but

your anthem’. About 6 months prior,

then one day I realised I was far from

my friend approached me and said “I

succeeding due to a fear of failing.

really need you to gather a cast and

With little over 2 months to go I was

write an original short play on the

stationary, having not written much

theme of courage, about 20 minutes

and with a bucket load of excuses

in total and it needs to be really funny.”

on the tip of my tongue to get me

My heart felt honoured, my mind

out of the commitment I’d made to

thought ‘I’m petrified, not on your nelly’

my friend. Thankfully I never actually

but my mouth said “Sure, I’d love to!”

verbalised those excuses, I made a

Ever been in that situation? Finding

decision to knuckle down, gather the

yourself saying yes to something then

team and write. I am pleased to report

immediately regretting it?

the script got written, was performed

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to a conference of 200+ individuals and was well received - they laughed in all the right places! Phew. I made the


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decision in my mind to favour courage

script writing opportunity and I ended

over fear and it felt good.

up having great fun, I accomplished

Life requires courage, sometimes it may be in the trivial day to day

something I never thought I could. The power of courage.

opportunities that life presents, (a bit

This month I encourage you to let

like my script writing opportunity) and

courage be your life’s anthem, say yes

sometimes it may be in and through

to a few things that initially scare you at

the life changing circumstances we

the thought of it and see what happens.

all face like starting a family, buying

The truth is, fear keeps us stationary,

a house, changing jobs, facing

in the place of victim whereas courage

bereavement or unforeseen illness or

kick starts momentum moving us to a

financial pressure. Life is meant to be a

place of overcomer. A quote by Albert

beautiful adventure, one to be enjoyed

Einstein sums it up perfectly “A ship is

in all its fullness. My experiences in life

perfectly safe at shore, but that is not

have made me realise that fear has a

what it’s designed for”. Happy sailing

dirty habit of keeping us in one place

and sing loudly the anthem of courage

gathering dust, ineffective and only

into your situations.

experiencing a fraction of the beauty. I stepped out in courage when I took the

Lizi Long

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CHURCH NEWS

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.

So, honestly, did you get caught out on April Fools’ Day? It’s the one day of the year where children and adults alike do their best to trick others into believing the unbelievable. During an interview on BBC Radio 2, on the morning of 1 April 1976, the astronomer Patrick Moore announced that at 9:47 AM a once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event was going to take place. The planet Pluto would pass behind Jupiter, temporarily causing a gravitational alignment that would reduce the Earth’s own gravity. Moore told his listeners that if they jumped in the air at the exact moment this planetary alignment occurred, they would experience a strange floating sensation. The BBC received hundreds of phone calls from listeners claiming to have felt the sensation. One woman even reported she and her 11 friends had risen from their chairs and floated around the room. I don’t remember falling for that one, but one thing I know, no one likes being called a fool, much less being made to look like a fool. Jesus once told a story that’s become known as The Rich Fool. The story tells of

a rich farmer who had more wealth than he knew what to do with. After signing the papers for corporate expansion (bigger barns), he congratulates himself and decides to throw himself a party. Everyone in his town would have said he was a huge success. But God had a different take on him: ‘You fool! You will die this very night. Then who will get everything you worked for?’ Good question! Jesus concluded by saying that a person is a fool to store up earthly wealth but not have a rich relationship with God.

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This story speaks loudly to our generation. We so often define life in terms of material possessions, physical fitness or the future. But what happens when we lose one or more of those things? What happens if we lose our job? Or the stock market crashes? What happens if illness takes away our physical ability? If we define life in these things, we will be devastated. Having possessions is not wrong, it is putting our security in them that is wrong. The rich man in the story is not condemned for being rich. He is condemned for being selfcentred, for not using his surplus to help others, for leaving God out of his life. He had invested himself totally and completely in things that are temporary, the things that we can’t take with us, instead of investing in his relationship with God. Let’s not be fools the April, but take some time to think about where our own riches lie.

The new Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, Rt. Rev Martin Seeley

will be visiting us for our morning service on Sunday 17 April, preaching and staying for lunch. Come along!

whats on in APRIL

SUNDAY 3rd April 10.30am TOGETHER ON SUNDAY SERVICE 6.30pm Breaking of Bread Service SUNDAY 10th, 17th & 24th April 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

SUNDAY 10th April 5.15pm Café Theology indepth Bible Study THURSDAY 7th & 21st April 2.30pm Friendship Club for older people THURSDAY 14th April 7.45pm Thursday (Ladies) Club

CoffeeStop 10am to 12noon

every Monday Morning in Church Centre. Free Coffee, Tea, Cake and chat We have mid-week groups for children of all ages.

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SOUTHGATE Community We have had a busy few months at the Centre with the Valentine’s Ball, concerts with Jonathan Veira and the Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra, and Southgate’s Got Easter. Our picture montage this month demonstrates this! All in all over £800 has been raised for local charities and community projects. We now have coming up the Community Fun Day on Bank Holiday Monday, 2 May and a Street Party for the Queen’s 90th Birthday on Sunday 12 June – see below for more details. We are also asking local DIY enthusiasts to help us give the Main Hall a decorative makeover in a party atmosphere. If you could help, please contact Jackie. Also we have a couple of vacancies for Trustees to help run the place. We need hands-on people! If this is for you, make contact with us. We have received many plaudits recently about our Centre and the way that it is run. Come along and be part of it!

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY COMMUNITY FUN DAY Our third annual fun day jointly presented by the Southgate Community Partnership, Southgate Church and Hardwick Primary School takes place on Monday 2nd May from 11am to 5pm, preceded by a primary schools Year 1 football tournament. There will be fun for all the family, with plenty of food and drink stalls on offer, including a licensed bar. Attractions to include giant inflatable slide, rodeo bull, bungee run, table top sale, charity stalls, archery tag, Dr Who with Tardis, Daleks and aliens, maypole dancing, children’s races, and arena entertainment from groups using the Community Centre ..... a Come along and join in the fun – it’s all free!

BINGO

Eyes down on Friday 8th April and Friday 13th May, starting at 7 pm. Sally looks forward to seeing you for a great evening!

Coach Trip to London 2016 This takes place on Saturday 14 May. The response has been terrific but we can squeeze in a few more. See Jackie in the centre Office for tickets @ £15 each.

QUEEN’S 90th BIRTHDAY STREET PARTY

We are planning a street party to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday on Sunday 12 June starting at 12 noon. It will be held on the green area outside the Community Centre and School and stretch up Caie Walk. There will be a live band, drinks and a cake. Bring your own sandwiches. Southgate Church will be having a special celebratory service at 1030 am in the Main Hall, followed by coffee and doughnuts. There will be more details in the May and June editions of the Directory. Come along and have a good time whilst paying tribute to our Queen for her many years of service to us all.

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Directory health

& beauty

Stephen John Salon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 700100 PT Joe Personal Trainer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07917 714557 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 Nicola Delglyn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07775 517447

dance

& fitness classes

Suffolk Age UK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 757740 Jazzercise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07963 161246 LMA Acting & Dance School. . . . . . . . . . 01359 271925 Dance Fitness. . . . . . . www.studiodancefitness.com

print

& design

PIT Group Design & Print. . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 765092

motoring

Carrs of Bury St Edmunds . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 752525 Auto Park MOT & Service Centre. . 01284 706888 Premier Bodyworks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 755558 Vindis Skoda. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 799616 Rawlingson Mitsubishi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 752999

garden

& landscape

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

building

& 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 Rob Harrington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 789074 NJT Plumbing & Heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 723389 Blue Flame Gas 24/7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07862 712041 Martyn Webb Plumbing Services. . . 01284 852554

Fix A Leak Plumbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 269415 MA Smith Tiling . . 07899 890765 or 07887 754114 Pete Austin Electricians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 747284 Abbeygate Windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 763244 Oven Clean. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 259818 The Stove & Fireplace Centre. . . . . . . . 01842 766888

home furnishings

Hartwell Blinds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 753310 Enspire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 755420 Stitched 4 U. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07938 373761 Village Green Blinds . . . . 01379 669209 / 07931 959892

estate

& 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 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 Knights Lowe Chartered Accountants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 701300

food

& drink

The Greyhound Pub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 755445 Orissa Indian Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 719116 Slates Restaurant & Carvery. . . . . . . . . 01284 704231 Country Farm Meats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 235237

sports

& social clubs

Pot Black Sports Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 704231 Bury Golf Range & Golf Store . . . . . . . 01284 723894 Moreton Hall Community Centre . . 01284 763405 Anglia Indoor Karting Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . 01473 240087 Archery Tag. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07712 277625 Kinetic Adventure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 725911 Planet Laser. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 220102 Stowmarket Golf Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01449 736473 Limes Equestrian. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 254209

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