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Issue 35 October 2015


Bury St. Edmunds

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Walnut Tree Garden Nursery One of Norfolk’s leading plant specialists Walnut Tree Garden Nursery, in Rocklands four miles west of Attleborough (post code NR17 1BP), is one of Norfolk’s leading specialist plant nurseries. The nursery offers an astonishing diversity of plants to suit all gardens and budgets, ranging across ornamental and fruit trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, old-fashioned roses and many others.

Over one thousand different plants are on offer, and many can be seen growing in the beautiful garden alongside the sales area. Specialities include the breathtaking flowering dogwoods with possibly the largest choice available anywhere, and the equally impressive crab apples, with their huge displays of spring flowers and wildlife-friendly winter fruit.

A web shop ( provides a window into this horticultural treasure-trove, with overnight mail-order delivery across the country, or free local delivery, including Attleborough.

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The nursery owners, Jim and Clare, have decades of handson experience which they gladly share. Planning a new border, or a whole garden? The nursery

Walnut Tree Garden Nursery, Flymoor Lane, Rocklands, Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 1BP, Tel: 01953 488 163 Email:

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Opening Times: Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm Saturday: 9am - 3pm 2015 October | 05

GENERAL GENERAL What’s on at the Apex A look at what’s coming up at the Apex Boogie Night 4 Saturday 3rd October 2015 Roy G Hemmings & his 13 strong cast presents The Gamble & Huff songbook and more...

event at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds is an informal networking event open to all small businesses. It will run on the 2nd Thursday of each month, from 9.30am-11.30am

Steve Earle & The Dukes’ new album Terraplane is out now. The 11-track set is the follow up to the 2013 album The Low Highway and features Earle’s longtime band The Dukes, comprised of Kelly Looney, Will Rigby, Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore.

brought together here in a virtuosic display of musicianship and testosterone representing the best in the current vibrant English folk scene.

Starts: 7.30pm Tickets: Seated - £32.50 / £29.50 & Standing - £29.50 in advance (£31.50 on the door)

Hansel & Gretel Monday 26th October 2015

Featuring hits from The Ojays, The Trammps, Billy Paul, Harold Melvin & Blue Notes, Candi Statton, MFSB, The Whispers, Boys II Men, Three Degrees, The Stylistics, Archie Bell & The Drells, Van McCoy, Lionel Richie, Kool & The Gang, The Commodores, The Chi-Lites, The Delfonics, Four Tops, Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Uptown Funk & more!

Tickets: £2 on arrival. No booking required. Times: 9.30am-11.30am, 2nd Thursday of each month

Times: 7.45pm-10.45pm Tickets: £25.50

Doors open 7pm, approximate start time 8pm Tickets: £12

Faustus brings to the stage three of the leading lights of their generation: Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel, War Horse), Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast).

Steve Earle & The Dukes Saturday 17th October 2015

They have a plethora of experience between them,

Coffee Means Business Thursday 8th October 2015 Menta’s Coffee Means Business

Fat Cat Comedy Club Sunday 11th October 2015 Check out the Fat Cat Comedy Club website for details of lineup.

Faustus Monday 19th October 2015

Starts: 8pm Tickets: £14 / £12 Concessions (No Senior Concessions)

Hansel & Gretel brings together amazing magic, comedy, sets and costumes - all this as well as dragons, illusions and a full supporting cast set to wow the crowds... There might even be a custard pie or two! This exciting show is extremely light - a family-fun filled, feelgood feast! Starts: 2pm Tickets: £12, £10 Concessions, Family Ticket £40 (max. 4 people, min. 2 children & 1 adult)

GENERAL AB Locksmiths Is your property secure? Burglaries are still very common around Norfolk, generally not carried out by the criminal mastermind. They are normally carried out by opportunists looking for easy targets to make a quick bit of cash, but they don’t care about your valuables or breaking into your home leaving you feeling like you can’t live in your own home. How sad the times have become. A few simple steps can help reduce the amount of crime that is happening in our home towns. If you are going out to work for a day, maybe even two, or on holiday, check that all your windows and doors are locked securely using key operated locks, preferably insurance rated locks that will conform to your insurance policy. Keeping keys out of site, so if

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they do happen to break in then they cant just walk out freely. Telling your neighbours that you work most days or evenings is a good way of forming your own neighbourhood watch, so everyone will end up being aware of any suspicious behaviour. Not leaving items on show, be it in your car or on show in your house. Closing curtains and leaving a light on is still a good deterrent, after all, locks and windows are never going to keep them out, but deter them from entering at their own free will. You may only pop out for half an hour but it only takes a matter of minutes to break in. Keeping vigilant at all times, looking for any irregular activities from people walking past doors 2-3 times, odd markings outside houses or on pavements or even a vehicle nearby can be worth

making a note of “just in case”. If you live in a remote location and know that there are houses near by, CCTV can be a well worth investment, sending images upon activation through to your smart phone.

any risks that may be there and free advice to help you feel safer in your own home and keep what is valuable to you, valuable, and not in the hands of a criminal.

Installing British standard locks can often be a good way of slowing the criminals down, look for the British kite mark symbol to see if you have them fitted. A B Locksmiths offer a free security survey to help identify

GENERAL Ringtons Serving up a cup of Ringtons While many still remember ‘the pop man’, butcher and milkman making regular deliveries to homes across the country, it seems today such traditional doorstep deliveries are a rare sight. However, tea and coffee expert Ringtons is bucking this trend and its traditional doorstep selling methods are just as popular today as they were in 1907 when the company first began. From its base in Diss, Ringtons’ friendly team keep traditional delivery methods in demand by offering a unique and personal service to each and every customer. Ringtons customers enjoy home deliveries of quality tea, coffee, biscuits and gifts on a fortnightly or monthly basis.

Although Ringtons has swapped its original horse and carts for vans, it remains just as committed to great service and the best quality products as it always has. The service is designed around its customers, delivery is free, there’s no subscription fee and there is no obligation to buy – it’s simply an easy way to enjoy great quality products which are delivered straight to your door by someone from your local office To find out more about Ringtons traditional doorstep experience or to sign up for a first no obligation delivery go to www.ringtons. or call Freephone 0800 052 2440.

Win a festive hamper with Ringtons Dispatch has teamed up with Ringtons to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a gorgeous Ringtons Festive Selection Gift Box. Packed full of Christmas essentials, Ringtons Festive Selection includes: Ringtons high quality Connoisseur Tea Bags (100), 250g Ringtons Northern Choice Loose Leaf Tea, Ringtons Premium Gold Instant Coffee (100g), Ringtons All Butter Shortbread Biscuits, Ringtons Chocolate Brazil Nut Biscuits, Ringtons Scottish Strawberry Preserve and Christmas Chutney To enter simply email or write to Freepost Ringtons LTD including the title “Dispatch / Fair City Competition” and include your name, address and phone number. If you do not wish to be added to Ringtons database to receive exclusive offers and discounts please state so clearly in your entry.

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ELDERLY Kingsley Healthcare Care Homes A pioneering WINGS Program to change the face of care and dementia Inspiring Research According to The Alzheimer’s Society there will be 850,000 in 2015 in the UK which is set to rise to 1 million in 2025. There are 40,000 younger people with dementia in the UK with two thirds of people with dementia being women. It is now more than ever, that the focus to find a cure for the disease is becoming the number one priority. Dementia has now officially overtaken cancer as the UK’s biggest killer. Scientists have had some break trough’s and have many theories for the cause of Alzheimer’s and dementia but there are still not enough case studies that provide enough solid evidence to be a cure for the disability.

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Dementia Care A person diagnosed with dementia may find themselves feeling vulnerable and confused. This is very common and absolutely natural to feel all types of emotion in order to come to terms with the disability. Although there is no cure at the moment for dementia there are however ways to slow the process down and allow for that person to live a very fulfilling life for many years after diagnosis. It’s important to see dementia as a disability that people have to adapt their lifestyles around rather than an illness. It is not necessarily the dementia that kills but the other health complications that increasingly arise over the years

with dementia. There are now many ways to help enable people with dementia by educating the community and people on dementia care. Already there are now dementia cafes, easy to use equipment and training, clubs and classes to attend to help stimulate positive feelings and emotions. The WINGS Program Kingsley Healthcare has teamed up with Stirling University in the aim to work together in creating a WINGS program which will set a president for those who care for others and provide the quality standards for carers in all of their homes. WINGS stands for Welcoming, Individual, Nurturing, Guidance and Sensitivity. This program is being put together by Kingsley Healthcare to help carers have a better understanding and support in providing the high standards needed for the resident to have the best experience possible

during their care. This program will be implemented in all Kingsley Healthcare homes. Kingsley Healthcare Kingsley Healthcare is a private care home provider across the UK with the mission to provide the best care by changing the face of the industry with a pioneering WINGS Program. The company was established in 1999 by Daya Thayan and his wife Sumi who purchased their first home in Suffolk and turned the home around to the thriving home it is today. Over the years, the company has grown to 24 homes, including four Learning Disability homes and is now a nationally recognised award winning care home provider with plans of expansion within the next 5 years. To find out more about Kingsley Healthcare and the WINGS Program or to find your nearest home please visit

ELDERLY The Hearing Care Centre 5 Signs That Your Partner May Have a Hearing Loss Can you remember when you last had your hearing tested? If you can’t remember or have never had one, you certainly are not alone. A recent study* highlighted that in the United Kingdom over half the population (53%) have never had a hearing test carried out. If you asked yourself when was your last dental check-up or visit to the opticians, you would probably say in the last 2 years. So why do we not take the same care with our hearing? There are currently 10 million people in the UK who are hard of hearing and our lifestyle means that the condition is becoming increasingly prevalent. Once an issue associated with old age, now anyone can find their hearing isn’t what it used to be. Thankfully, with the use

of accurate diagnostics and fantastic hearing assistive technology - it’s often an easily solved problem. A large part of the problem is that many of us presume, wrongly, that it isn’t something that could affect us. In fact, it’s thought that 18,000 of us are experiencing noise-induced hearing loss caused by or exacerbated by our workplace environment or hobbies. If you suspect you or a friend is experiencing difficulties with their hearing consider the list below: • Do you ask others to repeat themselves? • Do friends complain that the TV is too loud? • Does it become difficult to follow a conversation in background noise?

• Does it seem to you as if people are mumbling? If you answered YES to any of these questions, you may have a hearing loss. If you have yet to have a hearing assessment, do not suffer in silence with an issue that can be readily addressed with hearing aids. If you are feeling hesitant about taking the next step remember that you are not alone. Consider the improvements in quality of life experienced by individuals who take action and address their hearing loss. The experience can be life changing - hearing aid users say they grow in confidence, communicating in groups becomes easier and less stressful and they begin to enjoy life again.

Our hearing allows us to connect with our surroundings and communicate with our loved ones. The ability to hear properly can go along way in helping to stay active. Correct communication with family and friends can mean the difference between a fun and enjoyable day out or a confusing and frustrating day. Book a hearing test with your local audiologist and start your journey to better hearing. 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 www. or call 01473 230330.

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Bury St Edmunds - October 2015  

The October 2015 edition of Dispatch Magazine for Bury St Edmunds

Bury St Edmunds - October 2015  

The October 2015 edition of Dispatch Magazine for Bury St Edmunds