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LOCAL NEWS

FLY TIPPING Unfortunately fly tipping is again happening on the Nowton Estate. Although I arranged to have this removed it comes at a cost to us all. It is totally unnecessary and unfair to residents who are community minded and work hard to look after the area in which we live. If you have bulky items that need disposing West Suffolk Council offer a service and charge ÂŁ32 for up to 5 items, additional items are charged a further ÂŁ3 each. Ten items can be collected and disposed of in one collection.

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LOCAL LOCAL NEWS NEWS

SOUTHGATE Commu

NEW WEBSITE

This is now up and running so check us out for all the news about your Centre, so that we can climb up the Google ladder! Search Southgate community.

Valentine’s Ball 2020

Saturday 15th February 7pm to midnight

Our annual charity ball is coming up this month. This year we are raising money for West Suffolk Hospital’s my WiSH appeal for end of life care, and the Bury Drop-In for homeless people. Our evening is fabulous value for money @ £40 per ticket with a three course meal with wine, bubbly on arrival, dancing to the fabulous Marrakesh Band, and beautifully decorated Centre. Get your tickets from Jackie in the office or from Andy Abbot on 07508 409 043.

BINGO

Next Eyes down is Friday 21st February & Friday 20th March at 7pm for 7.15pm start!

Our ever popular trip to London – a date for your diary

Our ever popular trip to London departs from Home Farm Lane at 9am on Saturday 16th May returning around 8pm. Tickets are £17 and are going fast – so book early to avoid disappointment.

New Bury Horticultural Society 2nd Thursday of each month

This long established gardening club now meets at Southgate Community Centre on the afternoon of the 2nd Thursday of each month at 215pm. We have talks and summer visits to gardens. New Members are warmly welcomed. For further information please contact Sue on 01284 827211

Contact Jackie Tooley on 01284 703705 or 12 | FEBRUARY 2020


r email: office@southgatecommunity.org.uk www.southgatecommunity.org.uk

Photographer – Andy Abbott

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FOOD & DRINK

Roll up Roll up! The circus came to town on Saturday 11th January 2020, for Thomas Ridley’s annual Celebration Party at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds. Staff and partners came together to celebrate and acknowledge another fantastic year for Thomas Ridley Foodservice. Hosted by Damien Barrett, Manager Director, it was a great way to look back over the last 12 months at all achievements across the company with departmental awards to colleagues who have gone above and beyond in 2019. Congratulations to all award winners on the evening. Sales Person of the Year 2019 Charlotte Butcher Telesales Employee of the Year 2019 Karen Richards Buying & Marketing Employee of the Year 2019 Donna Esiri General Office Employee of the Year 2019 Liz Grimwood Assembler of the Year Ambient/Chilled 2019 Paul Graham Assembler of the Year Frozen 2019 Oleg Pinciuk Lift Truck Operator of the Year 2019 Tomas Skiedra Digital Operations Employee of the Year 2019 Tom Frost Operations Employee of the Year 2019 Barrie Bush Driver of the Year 2019 Sean Field & John Eastwood Overall Outstanding Contribution across the Company 2019 Ian Carroll

Special thanks go to Flying Colours Entertainment Agency for supplying the entertainment for the evening. A fun-filled night with everything from stilt walkers, unicyclist, knife throwers to a magnificent personalised light show. Disco was from The Edge Entertainment Agency, Table Centre Piece from Laceys Event Services and our photographer Steve Bradshaw from Flash Event Photography who captured the evening perfectly once again. Here’s to another successful year ahead at Thomas Ridley Foodservice! • • • •

Thomas Ridley achieved a magnificent 18% Sales Growth 200% growth in digital guest sales from www.thomasridley.co.uk The warehouse team picked 7,359,312 cases- almost a million more than last year Thomas Ridley Foodservice is the regional winner of the E Commerce Business of the Year at Chamber Business Awards 2019.

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It’s the start of a significant year for the Abbey of St Edmund and in preparation for the celebrations, work will have begun on removing the old tennis courts. This year marks 1000 years since the foundation of the Abbey of St Edmund by King Canute and celebrations are planned for throughout the year. As part of this special year, the Abbey of St Edmund Heritage Partnership will be applying for grant funding that would, if successful, enable it to gain a better understanding of the structures, artefacts and other links to the Abbey’s medieval past that may lie beneath a large part of the Abbey of St Edmund area. It hopes to do this through a geophysical scan – a way of seeing what’s buried without disturbing the ground. In the meantime, with new tennis courts at the former Eastgate Nurseries in the Abbey Gardens due to open this summer, work to remove the tarmac on the old tennis courts to ready them for the Abbey of St Edmund 1000 celebrations will start this week. The work, which will enhance the appearance and setting of the area, will see contractors on site for five weeks while the area is laid to grass. The removal of the tennis courts will take place under professional archaeological supervision. It’s then hoped that, subject to the results of funding bids, a wide area of the Abbey including the site of King Canute’s stone rotunda built just after the foundation of the of the Abbey in 1020, can be scanned later this year. The Reverend Canon Matthew Vernon from St Edmundsbury Cathedral, chairman of the Heritage Partnership, said: “This is a very significant year for the Abbey of St Edmund and our aim is to find out more about its archaeology and history so we can understand and share more of the story of St Edmund and the Abbey 70 | FEBRUARY 2020

with local people and visitors. There has also been lots of speculation and excitement about the possibility that St Edmund, the martyred King of East Anglia and first patron saint of England, might be buried within the Abbey grounds. While our scan would include the site of the old tennis courts, its purpose is to further the research and discover more about what structures, artefacts and other links to the Abbey’s medieval past may lie beneath a much larger part of the former Abbey. It is our belief that this would in turn greatly contribute to our understanding of this internationally significant heritage site which remains a scene of continuing wonder and delight.” The Abbey Gardens represents just a third of the former Abbey of St Edmund area which stretches as far as St Mary’s Church, the Vinefields and the water meadows. The Abbey of St Edmund Heritage Partnership was set up to help protect and conserve the entire area and to develop greater public understanding of its archaeological, historical, architectural and religious significance. Cllr Joanna Rayner, West Suffolk Council Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture said: “This is a year of celebration for our communities in Bury St Edmunds and West Suffolk – celebrating St Edmund, 1000 years of the Abbey founded in his honour and its national and international significance. While we have much history and heritage to be proud of already, there is so much more that we hope to discover in 2020 and it looks like it could be a very exciting year ahead.” The Heritage Partnership is led by St Edmundsbury Cathedral in collaboration with West Suffolk Council and representatives of Suffolk County Council, Bury St Edmunds Town Council, Historic England, English Heritage, the University of East Anglia, the University of Suffolk, the Bury Society and several local community groups as well as specialist planners, architects, historians and archaeologists.


HOME + LIFESTYLE

A Local Ecumenical Partnership between the Church Of England, United Reformed Church and Baptists Together

WE ARE YOUR LOCAL CHURCH BASED IN SOUTHGATE COMMUNITY CENTRE

Friendship Club No signing up, no regular commitment, no high subscriptions.... just a warm welcoming place to spend an enjoyable afternoon with other friendly people. Friendship Club is held in the Church Centre at Southgate Community Centre on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 2.30pm until about 4.00pm. The group is for those of us who are over 55 and all are welcome. We start the afternoon with a very brief Thought for the Day followed by a varied programme which has included talks on such subjects as Chocolate, Cycling in the Sixties, Poetry; games such as a Beetle Drive, and quizzes; charity talks from the Samaritans and the Bury Stray Cat fund; music and holiday experiences; Easter, Harvest and Christmas celebrations; trips and meals out – and more. At about 3.30pm we have tea and biscuits (cost of which is covered by the £2 weekly donation) and the opportunity to chat to each other. All are welcome. Do come and give us a try. Come along on Tuesday 20 February for a free taster session. For more information please contact Hilary Rooke on 01284 828609 or call in and see Jackie in the Centre office, where you can pick up a programme covering the next few months.

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CONTACT NUMBERS

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelly 01842 824980 Best Foot Forward Chiropodists. . . . 01284 753563 Self Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 769090 Hair by Darcy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07736 165887 MMT Aesthetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 489759

dance

& fitness classes

Suffolk Age UK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 757740 The Flight Lab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.theflightlab.co.uk

print

& design

Amplify Design & Print. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 765092

motoring

Auto Park MOT & Service Centre. . 01284 706888 Premier Bodyworks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 755558 John Banks Group. . . . . . . 01284 545130 or 545864 Sudbury Caravans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01787 375023 Warnes Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 754921

garden

& landscape

Bluestone Paving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 716405 Archley Driveways & Landscape Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 724486 Stuart Langston Arboricultural Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 760107 Toms Garden Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . 07920 145867

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 Higham Forge & Fabrications . . . . . . . 01284 810810 Martyn Webb Plumbing Services. . . 01284 852554 Fix A Leak Plumbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01842 763165 MA Smith Tiling . . 07899 890765 or 07887 754114 Pete Austin Electricians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 747284 Oven Clean. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07494 869756 R & P Builders & Plasters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 361397 or 07841 923215 Stewart Bracey Painter & Decorator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07778 477159 or 01284 701395 Decorating & Fencing by D. Perrin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 615345 or 07930 976824 Richard Dilley Architecture . . . . . . . . . 01284 330248 Target Carpet Cleaning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07900 833190

AJ Joinery Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 828184 The Lock Guys. . . 01284 220180 or 07761 800465 Garolla Roller Shutter Doors. . . . . . . . . 01284 220061 D. J. Haill Ltd Driveways, Paving & Fencing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01449 737164 or 07766 024137 TW Building Heritage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01638 610058 or 07493 616153 Bright & Beautiful Housekeeping . . . 01473 917057 LVS Electrical Contractors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 645540 or 07840 840534 Building/Extension Planning . . . . . . . . 07703 172965 Time for You Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 258991

home furnishings

Hartwell Blinds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 753310 Garland Street Interiors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 765942 Glasswells. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 752804 Dianne Kemp Interiors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07786 543013

estate

& letting agents

Taylor Engall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 725800 Castle Mortgages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 254042 All Homes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 234444 Move It Removals & Storage. . . . . . . . . 01284 339799

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 Elliss Solicitors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 763333 St Edmunds Healthcare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 700488

food

& drink

Hubbards Butchers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 706583 Bury Whole Foods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 645456 Orissa Indian Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 719116 Lotties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 07583 609271 Ravenwood Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 270345 Ice Infusions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01359 272577

sports

& social clubs

Pot Black Sports Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 704231 Bury Golf Range & Golf Store . . . . . . . 01284 723894 Moreton Hall Community Centre . . 01284 763405 Moreton Hall Health Club. . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 704232 Bury Town Football Club. . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 799466

disco services

JLW Sound & Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01284 811574 or 07875 001979


Profile for The Moreton Hall Directory

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