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LOCAL NEWS

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Sybil Andrews Academy

LOCAL NEWS

For a school named after an internationally successful artist and gifted teacher, it is unsurprising that we pride ourselves on our creative abilities. So I am delighted to report that we have started the New Year with two fantastic art projects that give our students an incredible opportunity and insight – while promoting partnerships with the local community. One of the projects sees us working with Smiths Row art gallery and Moyse’s Hall, and the other is with the Bury St Edmunds Art Society. Taking the former first, all of our Year 8 students have been involved with a project around 1920s and 1930s railway posters. Organised by Alison Plumridge, director of Smiths Row, the project is part of a lino print competition connected with the regeneration of Bury train station. Our students studied the artists of the time for inspiration, including Sybil Andrews, and their finished work will be exhibited at Moyse’s Hall. One overall piece will also be chosen to be turned into a panel and sited at the train station along with work from other local artists. In terms of our partnership with Bury Art Society, we have become involved in a project entitled ‘Our View’. The society are celebrating their Golden Jubilee and have decided to celebrate this landmark by having an artist in residence, Alfie Carpenter.

We are delighted that Alfie will spend 10 days at the school in February working with students across all our year groups to produce several pieces of art - including one showpiece that will be hung in the school hall. All the artwork has a theme of Bury and the surrounding area and it will be exhibited, along with Alfie’s work, at a special showing on Friday 2nd March. Both of these amazing projects give students a real-life opportunity to engage with artists, to learn from them and see what it really takes to be an artist. There will also be a huge sense of pride and achievement when they see their work exhibited. We would like to thank everyone involved in both projects for all their support of Sybil Andrews Academy. FEBRUARY 2018 | 17


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HOME + LIFESTYLE

Time Out BY ANDREW SOUTHWOOD For the last ten years I’ve

read, with varying degrees of jealousy, numerous social media posts from friends who have had trips away. I’m not talking about a family holidays, I’m referring specifically to the city breaks, romantic anniversary nights away and such like. It seemed to me like we were the odd ones out for never having any time away from our kids. Practicalities of feeding babies and horrendously bad sleepers, has basically rendered any rest bite plans unworkable… until now. The hand over of the children to grandparents was pretty smooth. To be honest I’m not even sure they realised we’d left, such was the excitement of staying at granny and grandads house. And so we were off. Alone. Child free. We were driving to Norwich for a ‘wild’ weekend and there was nothing anyone could do to stop us!

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Ninety minutes later, with only a couple of wrong turns and ruthless beeps from drivers more familiar with the one way system than us, we pulled up at our destination. The beautiful hotel, was nearly as old as the Cathedral which it overlooked, and did not disappoint. A step up from a travel inn, definitely not somewhere we would take the children. We spent the afternoon meandering through the busy streets, sight seeing and shopping with no definitive plan (most unlike us). I soon found the feeling that we had lost something faded. We popped in and out of quaint cramped shops – no buggy, no worry’s. I smiled knowingly/ smugly at dads struggling to contain their kids within the maze of narrow market alleys. Inevitably we ended up looking at kids clothes and browsing toy departments. But you know what. That’s

fine, and far more relaxing when you haven’t got three little helpers offering their views. In the evening we enjoyed the finest dining we are ever likely to experience. Plates of mouth watering food, prepared by actual real life proper Chefs. We spoke of grown up stuff and drank not 1, but 2, alcoholic drinks each! We were really going crazy! Despite the lack of necessity, clearly we were both awake and up by 8am, as our body clocks refused to let their hair down. After a breakfast banquet we took in a riverside walk and enjoyed our last hours of freedom. Then, all too soon it was time to make the return trip. Despite a wonderful 24hrs, we both missed our little ones terribly. I’m sure we will make time to do it all again, but not for a while - although hopefully less than ten years this time!


Pauls jobs for the month General Gardening Maintenance

n Where you have grass growing next to paths you may find the grass starts to overlap. Take an edging half moon and slice through the grass where the path line begins, peel off the grass and you’re left with a clean, sharp edge! n Feed the birds and give any feeders a good clean. Put up nest boxes. n Continue to dig over and manure borders as they become workable.

Vegetable & Fruit Garden n This is a good time to plant a fruit tree. Most gardens can find room for a dwarf fruit tree. Remember to stake it to prevent wind damage. n If you have rhubarb it is time to force it. When you see the first shoots cover them with a big pot. n Start sowing broad beans and early peas. Start in pots indoors. Once the seedlings are strong, harden them off somewhere sheltered and then plant out. n Start warming up vegetable borders with carpet or fleece ready for a March sowing. n Plant Garlic Bulbs n Plant raspberry canes n Prune blackcurrant bushes,

Pauls

GARDEN SERVICES

gooseberries and redcurrants to maintain a productive framework

Flower Garden n Divide large clumps of perennials. Use a spade and you can often separate out four smaller clumps. Once the unearthed clumps have been divided they should be replanted straight away n Prune Winter Flowering Jasmine after flowering to encourage new growth for next year’s blooms. Cut back the previous years growth to 5cm from the old wood. n Winter flowering pansies provide some welcome colour as long as you make sure to regular deadhead spent flowers

n Prune overwintered fuchsias back to one or two buds on each shoot. n Cut back the old foliage from ornamental grasses before growth begins - clip them to within a few centimetres of the ground. n Groups of snowdrops benefit from lifting and dividing roughly every five years n If you haven’t done so already prune back your hydrangeas to remove dead flower heads back to a strong bud n Prune your Wisteria now, cutting back summer sideshoots to 2 or 3 buds. n Take hardwood cuttings of ornamental shrubs such as Salix, Forsythia, Ribes, Rosa, Weigela, Cornus.

This months poem... “He knows no winter, he who loves the soil, For, stormy days, when he is free from toil, He plans his summer crops, selects his seeds From bright-paged catalogues for garden needs. When looking out upon frost-silvered fields, He visualizes autumn’s golden yields; He sees in snow and sleet and icy rain Precious moisture for his early grain; He hears spring-heralds in the storm’s ‘ turmoil¬ He knows no winter, he who loves the soil.” - Sudie Stuart Hager, He Knows No Winter

One-off jobs or regular maintenance on a weekly or monthly basis hedge trimming | grass cutting | general weeding & tidying up

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WHAT’S ON

SOUTHGATE Community

BINGO

We have a busy month coming up. Be part of it! There are still a few tickets left for the social event of the year, our Valentine’s Ball. Booking is now open for the day trip to London on Saturday 12 May. Southgate Church will cook you a pancake on Shrove Tuesday, and there is a Hearty Party for younger children on Valentine’s Day in the morning. Our ever popular Community Fund Day is scheduled for Monday 7 May. Get the date in your diary now. Andy Abbott, Chair of Southgate Community Partnership

Next eyes down on Friday 16 February & Friday 12 March Starts 7pm.

ZUMBA AT SOUTHGATE

COACH TRIP TO LONDON IN MAY

Our next trip is on Saturday 12th May leaving Home Farm Lane at 9am and departing home at 7pm. Other people are raising their prices, but we have held the ticket price at £15. These are now available from the Centre office. This excursion is always fully booked – so hurry!

Jo Brown is a professional dancer and a qualified Zumba instructor. She has been teaching at Southgate Community Centre since January 2011 and currently runs two classes a week at the Centre. ZUMBA GOLD every Monday 11-11.45 am at a cost of £3.50. This is a lower impact, lower intensity dance fitness class suitable for the young at heart, those returning to exercise and for anyone that wants to exercise at a slightly gentler pace. ZUMBA every Monday 7.30-8.30 pm at a cost of £5. This is a medium to high intensity, high impact dance fitness class. Both classes are set to Latin inspired music and current popular music. The emphasis is on fun as well as fitness and whether you think you have two left feet or have no rhythm is not an issue! The classes are walk-in so no need to book, just come along and join the party but if you have any queries, please feel free to contact joanna-m-brown@hotmail.co.uk or call her on 07851962112.

Contact Jackie Tooley on 01284 703705 or e

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CONTACT NUMBERS

Directory health

& beauty

Stephen John Salon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 700100 Beautiful U . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 701420 PT Joe Personal Trainer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07917 714557 Rachels Mobile Hairdressing. . . . . . . . . . 01359 233371 Bury Osteopaths. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 769153 Slimming World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelly 01842 824980 Just Hair Salon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 232007 Best Foot Forward Chiropodists. . . . 01284 753563 Sam Hendricks Massage. . . . . . . . . . . . . 07473 502920 Self Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 769090 Levettes Beauty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07799 304864 Jo’s Fit for All Slimming Club. . . . . . . . 07913 922926

dance

& fitness classes

Suffolk Age UK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 757740 LMA Acting & Dance School. . . . . . . . . . 01359 271925

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 John Banks Group. . . . . . . 01284 545130 or 545864

garden

& landscape

Bluestone Paving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 716405 Archley Driveways & Landscape Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 724486 Stuart Langston Arboricultural Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 760107 Paul’s Garden Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 723625 Bespoke Outdoor Living . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 756450 Marlows Garden Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 763155 Top Soil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01733 422102 Sawmill Log Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 729091

building

& maintenance

Frames Conservatories Direct. . . . . 01284 799586 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 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 Oven Clean. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 259818 Bone Dry Carpet Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . 01787 223857 Stewart Bracey Painter & Decorator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07778 477159 or 01284 701395 Time for You Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 258991 Foster Electrical Services . . . . . . . . . . . . 01842 337801 Granite Transformations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01473 851360 MNL Designs Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 232507 Decorating & Fencing by D. Perrin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 615345 or 07930 976824

home furnishings Hartwell Blinds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 753310 Bespoke Outdoor Living . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 756450 John Doe of Diss. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01379 644081 Enspire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 755420

estate

& letting agents

Taylor Engall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 725800 Wards of Stanton Removals . . . . . . . . . . 01359 251198 Castle Mortgages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 254042 All Homes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 234444

business services Rudlings Wakelam Solicitors . . . . . . . . 01284 715665 Gage Computer Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 764574 Simply Secure Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 750019 The Post Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 769841 Whiting Partners Accountants . . . . . . . 01284 752313 Sondela Consulting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07887 998167

food

& drink

Orissa Indian Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 719116 Slates Restaurant & Carvery. . . . . . . . . 01284 704231 Thomas Ridley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 270536 Infusions Ice Cook School. . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 270102

pet services Moreton Hall Vets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 747000 Eastgate Veterinary Group. . . . . . . . . . . 01284 753961

sports

& social clubs

Pot Black Sports Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 704231 Bury Golf Range & Golf Store . . . . . . . 01284 723894 Moreton Hall Community Centre . . 01284 763405 Planet Laser. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 220102 Moreton Hall Health Club. . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 704232 Skyliner Gym. . . . . . . . . . www.acleisure.com/skyliner Bury Town Football Club. . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 799466 FEBRUARY 2018 | 93


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