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Issue 36 2015


Bury St. Edmunds

PLANET LASER IS NOW OPEN IN BURY ST EDMUNDS... Great fun for anyone aged 6 and over!

Covering over 600sq m our laser arena is one of the biggest in the UK and Europe, spanning 5 levels! We are the first centre in the UK to install the state of the art ‘Helios Pro LaserTag System’ supporting up to 30 players. Membership allows you to track all your games history, scores and achievements and offers exclusive discounts, member nights and events!

AS WELL AS LASER TAG THERE IS PLENTY MORE TO DO .... • Mini BowlingAlley • AmusementArcade


• Air Hockey • PoolTable

You can even refuel and refresh in our very own Cafe Lunar after all the fun!

Keep up to date with news and special offers by following us on Facebook,Twitter and Instagram! Located behind the Fiat Desira Garage, WesternWay, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3SP

For more information or to make a booking please call the Planet Laser team on 01284 220102

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for Permanent & Temporary Recruitment Quality People continue to provide a recruitment service for the towns of Attleborough, Dereham, Diss, Thetford, Watton & Wymondham plus the surrounding areas throughout Breckland & South Norfolk. Telephone: 01953 4 536 4 4 Email:

Issue 36 Your community magazine

Find us at: Queens House, Queens Square, Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 2AE Dispatch Magazine would like to thank all those who have contributed to this issue.

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DispatchMag @Dispatch_Mag Tel 01953 456789 Web Address Queens House, Queens Square, Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 2AE.

Care, reassurance and support... ...when you need it most Meredith Greengrass 2 Hospital Road Bury St Edmunds 01284 754017

Š Dispatch Magazine Disclaimer: No part of this magazine may be reproduced or used in any form or by any means, either wholly or in part, without the prior written permission of the Publisher. The views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the Publisher. Every effort is taken to ensure that the contents of this magazine are accurate, but the Publisher can not assume any responsibility for errors or omissions. Whilst reasonable care is taken when accepting advertisements the Publisher will not accept any resulting unsatisfactory transactions. They will, however, immediately investigate any written complaints. The Publishers reserve the right to amend such submissions and cannot accept responsibility for any loss.

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GENERAL What’s on at the Apex? A look at what’s coming up in December Marty Wilde - Born to Rock n Roll Tuesday 1st December 2015 A chance to see one of the only performing Rock ‘n’ Roll pioneers in the world today live on stage! A fantastic evening awaits as Marty and the band entertain you on this stunning musical roller coaster, which has become one of the most acclaimed shows in the country today. Starts: 7.30pm Tickets: £22 / No Concessions ABBA Party Night Sunday 6th December 2015 Following the success of last year’s show we just had to have them back, so come and enjoy an action-packed ABBA Party Night at The Apex!

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Forty years of ABBA hits has created an incredible musical legacy celebrated around the world - a box office recordbreaking movie, a smash-hit West End stage show, multimillion selling chart-topping albums and singles, the list goes on... Starts: 7.30pm Tickets: £21 / No Concessions Soul Legends Thursday 10th December 2015 The Feel Good Show of the Year... Soul Legends is the smashhit spectacular featuring more soul classics than any other production. Featuring hits by Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Michael Jackson,

Tina Turner, Lionel Richie, Barry White, Wilson Pickett, Earth Wind & Fire, George Benson, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, The Emotions, Kool & the Gang, Chaka Khan, Edwin Starr and many many more in “soulsational” style! Starts: 8pm Tickets: £22 / No Concessions Carols by Candlelight Tuesday 15th December 2015 ‘Carols by Candlelight’ with The Locrian Ensemble The Locrian Ensemble are firmly established as one of Britain’s most popular touring groups. They have a host of television and film credits to their name and have recently topped the classical charts with their playing

for Debbie Wiseman’s BBCTV score of ‘Wolf Hall’. Starts: 7.30pm Tickets: £19 The Snow Queen Monday 21st December 2015 Hold on to your hats and get ready to be blown away by this enchanting new version of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale adventure. Featuring new songs, beautiful costumes and scenery and a host of colourful characters. Wrap up warm and join us for this delightfully laugh-out-loud retelling of a timeless chronicle that will melt your heart. Starts: 11.30am & 3.00pm Tickets: £12 / £10 Concessions / Family Ticket £40

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Shepherd’s Crook Shepherd’s Crook is extremely sumptuous with full-size double bed, freesat flatscreen TV, and fully equipped kitchen including fridge and dishwasher. And unlike a lot of shepherd’s huts, our WC and shower is truly en-suite - you don’t need to go outside! Based on the edge of Framlingham Suffolk Call Becky on 07778 381953 for availability.

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Visit us at our Norwich or Attleborough showrooms: 8 St Benedicts Street, Norwich NR2 4AG 11 - 14 Haverscroft Ind Est, Attleborough NR17 1YE

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Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre 2015 26th - 29th November Looking for those extra special Christmas gifts? Kick start the festive season in style at the Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre. We have more than 300 stalls selling a variety of gift ideas and tasty treats from across nine different town centre locations including the award winning Abbey Gardens, traditional European stalls on the historic Angel Hill, as well as a fascinating museum, a rich array of independent traders, and a 21st century shopping centre. In 12 years Bury St Edmunds has built a reputation for putting on one of the best Christmas fayres in the country. The four day fayre

continues to charm with a festive flair that attracts thousands of visitors from across the UK. Whether it is to search out those unique, special gifts, or just to soak up the rich festive atmosphere complete with mulled wine and fine foods – the Bury St Edmunds Christmas fayre has it all. New to this year’s fayre is our homemade in East Anglia section featuring a selection of a dozen regional businesses selling everything from wine and cakes to soaps and much more, all from the pleasant setting of the Cathedral court yard. Children can enjoy a traditional funfair alongside other games

and rides, while we will also be welcoming back our fantastic mix of street entertainers and our ever popular traditional town crier. Meet real life reindeer in the idyllic Abbey Gardens, enjoy carols and other musical entertainment from two stages and join in our traditional carol services in the beautiful setting of St Edmundsbury Cathedral on the Friday and Saturday afternoons.

So, if you want all the charm of a traditional Christmas Fayre in historic settings with a strong mix of independent retailers and a 21st century shopping centre – then there is no where better than Bury St Edmunds. Been before? Welcome back – and if you haven’t come and see what you have been missing.

The Christmas fayre opens from 4pm on Thursday 26 November with a children’s parade and firework finale. Park and ride services will be running from off of the A14 from Friday to Sunday.




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ELDERLY The Hearing Care Centre Improving your hearing in time for Christmas There is nothing like the festive season with one social engagement after another. From the Christmas office party, drinks with friends and the buzz of the family gathering on the big day, December is a time for fun and social interaction.

dreading Christmas dinner on a large table with 15 other people because you won’t be able to hear what is being said around you. These are issues a normal hearing person doesn’t normally even consider.

But is it? For those experiencing hearing loss, this can be something of an annual nightmare, causing a variety of communication issues!

Over 119,000 people in Suffolk have a hearing loss but the number is far smaller for those who have sought professional help from their local audiologist.

Imagine if you can, being unable to hear speech clearly because Christmas music is being played in the background or not being able to hear the excitement of children opening presents because they are all talking at once and you cannot separate the sounds clearly. Imagine

Hearing aids can make such a difference to someone’s quality of life at this time of year.

Hearing aids are so much smaller and discreet than they ever used to be and packed full of amazing features that will help during the festive period.

You may have thought that with so much noise at a party or family dinner, hearing aids would just make things louder, but modern digital hearing aids aren’t simple sound amplifiers. They are designed to filter out all the unwanted noise - like the clanging of dishes in the kitchen or the background music - and help you focus on speech. Features such as directional microphones work to reduce the amount of noise allowed to enter your hearing aids. In noisy environments, like at a Christmas party, the system will work to pick up the least amount of noise. If the noise is located behind you, your directional microphones will

adapt to pick up sound from in front of you and dampen noise from behind you. If you or someone you know is struggling with hearing problems, don’t struggle through another festive season not being able to join in and have fun. I urge you to book a hearing test now and find out what could be done to help you in time for Christmas. Karen Finch is the Managing Director and lead audiologist at The Hearing Care Centre. The multi-award winning, familyrun company has 20 centres across Suffolk and Norfolk. For more information visit or call 01473 230330.

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We’re a hard working team with a passion for the natural environment.

Elveden Forest

Center Parcs employees have one thing in common: We come together to work hard and with a sense of purpose, bringing the best of ourselves to create wonderful and memorable experiences for our guests in the great outdoors. We offer a really diverse range of career opportunities and have a positive commitment to promote from within the company.

We are recruiting for Housekeepers/Cleaners Part time hours available, working Mondays and Fridays, 10am - 2:45pm (9.5 hours per week). We offer £6.86 per hour, free transport from local areas and great benefits. Our Housekeeping team is responsible for maintaining the highest possible cleaning standards in our lodges. If you join our team your main duties will include: • Dusting of all furniture, radiators, ledges, cupboards, walls and surfaces.

• Cleaning of baths, sinks, wash basins, WCs and tiles in all bathrooms.

• Vacuuming of carpet areas and damp cleaning of hard floor areas.

• Spot cleaning of internal and external windows.

• Cleaning of oven, hob and fridge. • Checking and replenishing of inventory such as cutlery, crockery and internal fittings.

• Cleaning of patio area including the washing of patio furniture, sweeping paths and removing cobwebs from external fascia. • Reporting all technical faults found.

For your dedication and commitment we will reward you with some truly exceptional benefits that include unique day passes for you and your family and friends to visit Center Parcs for the day. Other benefits include retail and restaurant discounts, free use of the pool, gym and other facilities, discounted holidays at all the Center Parcs villages, childcare vouchers, as well as generous holiday entitlements.

If you are interested in applying for this position please call 01824 894804 to arrange an interview or visit and click on ‘Elveden Forest’ location to apply online.

Bury St Edmunds - December 2015  

The December 2015 edition of Dispatch Magazine for Bury Stt Edmunds. Soon to change to Suffolk on My Mind

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