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Stowmarket Golf Club - Burns Night 28th Jan 2012

Bill Campbell and his team from ‘awae up north’ put on a superb Burns night on Saturday which was thoroughly enjoyed by a packed clubhouse. He expertly piped in the born aloft Haggis,Chef Peter Sibbert adorned in a Glaswegian hairstyle and hat followed, they were followed by Andrew bearing a delicious looking rib of beef and Alex Brown holding up two crossed bottles of the finest scotch whiskey.

Work on Cedars Park Community Centre to start soon

Work to build a new community centre and football pitch for residents in Cedars Park, Stowmarket will start soon following the completion of all necessary paperwork to let works begin. Peter Burrows, Head of Economy at Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Council, said: “This just shows what can be achieved when communities are engaged and listened to. It is a fantastic achievement after years of team work between us and a number of parties including MP David Ruffley, Cedars Park

Residents Association, Mid Suffolk Councillors and the Community Centre CIC. At a time when the economic climate is tough, we have been able to ensure that this scheme, which has been promised to the local residents of Cedars Park, has finally been achieved.”

The dinner commenced with the Selkirk grace being expertly proffered by Alex Brown Bill’s haggis address in full Scottish dialect with deft use of his sgian-dubh, included what can only be described as a lunge attack on last year’s Captain Ivor Evans who quickly recovered exclaiming that he presumed his Welsh origins had something to do with this unexpected assault! Lawrie Reekie had the house in fits of laughter during his brilliant delivery of The Immortal memory of Robbie Burns. Using wise and diplomatic words our Captain James Lewis proposed a toast to the lasses to which Sheila Cummings, on behalf of the ladies charmingly responded, with the merest hint of some of the shortcomings of men!!

awaited Community Centre will finally be built. The close working partnership between Mid Suffolk District Council, Crest Nicholson and the Residents Association shows how the community can work together to overcome great obstacles, our MP David Ruffley and our Councillors Frank Whittle, Gary Green and former Councillor Peter Woodley have supported us through thick and thin over the last 7 years. I sincerely hope that the lessons have been learned and that other new developments which are planned for the area properly consider the needs and expectations of those who will live in them. We look forward to enjoying the many benefits which this will bring to Cedars Park”

Tim Passmore, Leader of Mid Suffolk District Counci,l said: “I’m very pleased to hear that the Cedars Park residents will now get the community centre they have so long strived for. This is also good news for the construction industry in these difficult economic times. There has been a lot of hard work by officers from the District Council, Politicians and Crest Nicholson James Moody, Managing Director for and I’m sure we are all looking forward Crest Nicholson, said: “We would like to seeing work start on site shortly.” to thank the Residents, Councillors and Roger Willison-Gray, Chair of the Council Officers who have worked with Cedars Park Residents Association, us over the past four years to move commented: “Cedars Park Residents this project from a concept to delivery. Association is delighted that the long Cedars Park has evolved considerably

over the past ten years and the new community centre and football pitch will not only provide a focus and sense of place, but will further ensure Cedars Park is not just a development of homes, but also has the ability to develop as a community with these new facilities.” Building work on the site will commence on 1 July 2012 with completion set for early 2013. The Community Centre will have facilities that all local residents can use such as the main sports hall, changing facilities, kitchen, bar and also a senior football pitch. The Centre is part of a wider application that has been approved for 209 one, two, three and four bedroom houses and flats, three commercial units within the village centre, new access to the Cedars Park Primary School, public open space and improvement works to the existing balancing pond, plus associated infrastructure and ancillary works.


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We can put you in touch with an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) who can: • Help you review your existing workplace pension to make sure it Can you afford an increase in will comply with, or exceed the new requirements your staff costs? • If you haven’t got a pension You may have no choice! scheme yet, they can help you put one in With effect from October 2012, the place. Government is bringing in new laws that will have a significant impact on every They can also help with arrangements such as salary sacrifice that can save you money employer in the UK. and offset the impact that these new laws Key facts will have on your business. The framework for these new laws is already What happens next? in place in the shape of the Pensions Act It’s up to you: 2008 and 2011: You can wait until 2012 and let • Employers will, for the first • time, be required to automatically enrol someone else, who knows nothing about your business, set up and run a pension employees into a pension scheme. scheme for your employees • Employers will, for the first time, be required to pay pension contributions OR You can set up your own scheme for any employees who join and stay in a • and retain complete control over your pension scheme. • A new Government department, benefits package. focusing on employers, will be set up to OR enforce these new laws. • You can decide to ignore the • Employers can either use their new legislation and do nothing – however own pension scheme to comply with the Pensions Regulator in conjunction with these new laws or rely on a Government HMRC will fine you in-between £50 and £10,000 PER DAY! controlled national pension scheme. • Even if you have an existing These changes are less than 12 months workplace pension scheme, you may have away - don’t leave it too late – contact us to make changes so that it complies with now to arrange a consultation. the new rules. For a free initial consultation about the The question is do you want to keep control Pensions Act or any other accounting of your employee benefits package or rely or taxation issue please contact Greg on someone else who knows nothing about Coomber on 01449 798444 or greg. your business, to do it for you?

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Treasures at Disabled Needham People Lake this half invited to term consultation Hoot’s Welly Walk over Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre The Mid Suffolk’s Countryside team is putting on activities for kids of all ages to get outside at Needham Lake this half term. For younger children, come and join us on Hoot’s Welly Walk and discover signs of winter at the Lake. Find out where Hoot lives, how he makes his nest and make a momento to take home. We will meet at Mill meadow, Needham Lake at 10.30am on Monday 13 February, for an hour’s family stroll. Welly Walks cost £2 per child, accompanying adults free.

A meeting is taking place at Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre in Stowmarket later in February to give local disabled people the chance to comment on proposed changes to its accessible changing room.

The meeting is taking place at 10.30am on Wednesday 22nd February in the Leisure Centre bar Uncover the clues that will lead you to and anyone with a disability who the treasure. Complete the challenges would like to come along and take and gain the password to cross onto part is welcome.


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Discover Needham Lake’s very own Treasure Island! the secret island. A great opportunity to visit a part of Needham Lake not normally open to the public. The event is on Wednesday 15 February runs from 12noon – 3.30pm at Mill Meadow, Needham Market and costs £3 per child, accompanying adults are free.

The event is part of a recent consultation exercise to ask local disabled people and their carers in Mid Suffolk whether the Leisure Centre should create a ‘changing places’ facility.

Changing Places toilets offer more facilities and room to disabled There are many more events coming people and their carers, such as a up throughout the year. The events changing bench and hoist. diary can be downloaded from the Countryside web pages if you visit Copies are available in paper format and for further information about any events please call 01449 724644.

The Leisure Centre are keen to get as many views as possible to make sure it makes the right decision for local people. Anyone interested in coming along can call Optua on 01473 836777 or email feedback@optua.


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My Private Gym At Combs Tannery Opens BRINGS REVOLUTIONARY FITNESS CONCEPT TO STOWMARKET AREA COMBS, STOWMARKET (January 9th 2012) – My Private Gym (MPG) has opened the first of several unique fitness facilities at Combs Tannery, Stowmarket. The concept offers customers use of all the professional equipment of a public fitness club but on an exclusive basis for their own personal training session. No more waiting for machines, no more busy changing rooms and no more watching other people’s TV while working on a fitness program. It’s as though each MPG member had bought all the equipment, built an extension to house it, and employed someone to clean and maintain it.....for a few hours use a week. MPG was conceived by Victoria Holt who, as a partner in a family run private swimming pool, has gained extensive experience operating an exclusive fitness facility. “We found that in addition to the obvious advantages of having the facility to yourself, there is an additional motivation in maintaining a fitness regime as the members aren’t tempted to put off going until tomorrow as the hours are set and booked in advanced and so it becomes an enjoyable aspect of a daily or weekly routine.” observed Holt. The inspiration for MPG came to Holt in early 2011 when she was looking to prepare for her planned adventure of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Holt said: “With no hills available to train on in Norfolk or Suffolk, I needed to do something to simulate the physical challenges associated with climbing Kili… …a lifetime ambition of mine. I looked at several facilities, but found public gym membership to be incredibly unappealing for a number of reasons, and so ultimately ended up with an enormous cross trainer dominating the space in my little cottage, where it now remains even after successfully reaching the summit back in December. Not only was this solution expensive, but because I only had one piece of equipment, training became rather dull, I needed variation......and it occurred to me that I probably wasn’t the only one for whom this was a problem. A little research and a lot of talking to many different people suggested that I might be right.......and My Private Gym was born”. At a time when people are looking for value for money in everything that they do or buy, MPG also offers its members the opportunity of sharing the cost of working out with friends - the monthly fee is for time (hour long sessions) not per user. The fee can therefore be shared between up to four people, so for those who want to visit the gym once or twice a week, it turns out to be highly cost effective solution. MPG is presently offering a free hour trial session and although there is no obligation to join, a 100% have requested membership.

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Key Vision For Eye Airfield Gets An Airing

The next step in future development of Eye Airfield is available for residents and interested parties to comment on - after the outline of a key vision for the area has been unveiled. Core Connections, consultants commissioned by Mid Suffolk District Council, has produced a newsletter which outlines the key vision for the partially-developed Second World War airfield. This vision, and all of the feedback received, will then be used to produce a Development Brief for the area. This brief will act to ensure there is a structured and co-ordinated approach for future sustainable development - and that it meets the needs of the current and future users and provides employment opportunities for the surrounding rural area.


The culminating vision is one of the key outcomes of a consultation evening, which was held at the Cornwallis Arms in early January. After listening to the views of more than 50 local businesses, residents and councillors, this vision illustrates how Eye Airfield could become a food, energy and waste centre of excellence in the future. The application for the airfield to become a rural business growth hub - to be known as the Hartismere Enterprise i-Hub - was also supported by the businesses, residents and councillors that attended the January meeting. Cllr Tim Passmore, Leader of Mid Suffolk District Council, said: “Economic prosperity and growth in Mid Suffolk is at the top of our agenda and the development of the Eye Airfield, and its hinterland, is crucial to economic prosperity in the northern area of Mid Suffolk. “It is absolutely vital that this brings opportunities for young people to enter the workforce, high value jobs and world-class companies.

Wade Windows A Glowing Growing Success After visiting Nathan and the Wade Windows team recently we at the Flyer felt we had to show off some of the skills local builders and crafts men in suffolk posses. Recently Wade Windows fitted an Orangey to a home in suffolk (pictured on the right). It just goes to show, here in Suffolk we know how to do things right and well and that in the tight economic time there are plenty of extras you can add to your home, giving it the added extra you crave without the need to move home. “From the outset, we were very impressed & reassured by the care with which Nathan and Leigh took to make sure that we were going to get what we were envisaging. They continued to give the project close attention during the build and we are highly delighted with the outcome. The trades people that Wade Windows employed were very professional, thoroughly competent and thoughtful in trying to ensure that we were totally satisfied with their workmanship. From start to finish we had a smooth transition of workmen arriving. Firstly the builders doing the footings & brickwork, the carpenters making & erecting the structure, the roofers making & fitting the lead roof, the plasterers for inside and the outside walls, the electrician fitting the lighting & underfloor heating and finally the carpenters & builders finishing off and fitting the slate floor. And they were all a cheerful bunch of blokes enjoying their work. All in all, Wade Windows supervised the whole thing from start to finish. All we did was to make sure their people were served regularly with plenty of mugs of tea. That was the only item we had not budgeted for. These guys really know how to drink tea! I would wholeheartedly recommend Wade Windows to anyone considering home improvements”

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“This vision document has been drafted after listening to all the views from the public meeting. Any further comments in this consultation stage are vital to securing the optimum development for the airfield. “I would encourage everyone to have a look at what is being proposed and add in their feedback - this way we will end up with a significant development that we can all be proud of.” One of the new ideas to emerge was for a ‘Quiet Zone’ for businesses that would be compatible with residential neighbours. The plans are available on the Mid Suffolk website,, under the business section and comments are welcome to help draw up a Development Brief to guide the future development on this 250ha site.

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With the season only weeks away, your local cricket club is ready to offer cricket for all ages and abilities. The senior teams will run on Saturdays ( 1st and 2nd XIs, Two Counties),Sundays ( Hunts Bats League) and Wednesdays (T 20 ); fixtures for U 13 and U 11 are in place. The ‘Chance to Shine’ coaching programme for juniors, with qualifies coaches, will begin at Chilton Fields on Monday 2nd April at 6.15. Senior indoor nets will commence at Ipswich School on 4th March (7-9 p.m.) at Ipswich School. For further information, please contact Clive Witherly on 01359240019 or email .

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Self Injury – Cutting Someone who cuts uses a sharp object to make marks, cuts, or scratches on the body on purpose, enough to break the skin and cause bleeding. People typically cut themselves on their wrists, forearms, thighs, or belly using a sharp implement and some people burn their skin with the end of a cigarette or lighted match. Most people who self-injure are girls, but boys do it too. It usually starts during the teen years and can continue into adulthood. In some cases, there’s a family history of cutting. Most people who cut hide the marks and if they’re noticed, make up excuses about them. Others don’t try to hide cuts and might even call attention to them. Cutting often begins as an impulse and people who self-injure report that it provides a sense of relief from deep painful emotions. Because of this, cutting is a behavior that tends to reinforce

itself and can become habit forming. As with other compulsive behaviors, the brain starts to connect a momentary sense of relief from bad feelings with the act of cutting. Whenever the tension builds, the brain craves that relief and drives the person to seek relief again by cutting. Most of the time, cutting is not a suicide attempt, however people often underestimate the potential to get seriously sick or hurt through bleeding or infections that go along with cutting. For some, the physical pain of cutting can seem preferable to emotional pain. Emotional pain can feel vague and hard to pinpoint, talk about, or soothe. When they cut, people say there is a sense of control and relief to see and know where the specific pain is coming from and a sense of soothing when it stops. Cutting can symbolize inner pain that might not have been verbalized, acknowledged, or healed. And because it’s self-inflicted, it is pain the person

A Fond Farewell On 2nd February, Stowmarket Town Council Staff and Councillors gathered at the Regal to bid farewell to Peter Leverington, who had worked as Chief Projectionist at the Theatre since 1991. Peter, aged 67 had also volunteered at the Regal prior to his employment, was given a lifetime Royalty Card, giving him free admission to all future films at the Theatre..


Cutting may be linked to, another mental health condition and the person may also be struggling with other compulsive behaviours. For some, depression or bipolar disorder can contribute to overwhelming moods that may be difficult to regulate and some people struggle with personality traits that attract them to the dangerous excitement of risky behaviour or self-destructive acts. Cutting is an unhealthy and dangerous way to deal with emotional difficulties and many people want to stop. To stop cutting, a person will need to find new ways to deal with problem situations and learn how to regulate emotions that feel overwhelming. This can take time and may need the help of a mental health professional. If you would like more information or would like to talk to a Counsellor about cutting please call 01449 675974. Christine Cantwell - Associate Counsellor of the Phoenix Counselling Practice

Mayor, Debbie Ball thanked Peter for his long service and wished him happiness in his retirement. The Regal has recently equipped with a Digital Projector, which allows the screening of 3D Films and enjoyed over 50,000 admissions in 2011.

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Needham Market FC Update Needham Market Football Club have announced that following discussions with goalkeeper Andrew Plummer, agreement by mutual consent has been reached for the cancellation of his playing contract with the club. The club would like to place on record their thanks to Andrew for his efforts whilst at Needham Market and wish him every success in his future football career Needham Market Football Club have announced the signing of strikers Lee McGlone and Tommy Smith and both players go straight into the squad for tomorrow’s Ryman League One North clash against Maldon & Tiptree. Lee McGlone joins the club having been granted a free transfer by Leiston, whilst Tommy Smith who is no stranger to Needham Market FC, having served them for several seasons whilst in the Ridgeons Eastern Counties League, makes a welcome return at a time when the team have found goals difficult to come by in the absence of the injured Sam Newson and departed Jose Espinoza. Manager Danny Laws commenting on the arrival of the duo said “ I’m delighted to have clinched these two signings both of whom will bring experience and quality to the club. I’m sure that this will serve as a massive boost

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to Needham Market Football Club as we look to get our promotion push back on track. It is no secret that things have not gone our way of late and it was important that we looked to address the shortcomings which were there for all to see “ Needham Market Football Club have also confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Liam Jones (pictured left) and following the departure of Andrew Plummer, the player goes straight into the squad for the Ryman League One North fixture against Soham Town Rangers. Manager Danny Laws said “ We have made the decision to bring Liam back to the club on a permanent basis based on his previous association with the club, and any doubts that we may have had were cast aside when he stepped into play at the eleventh hour in our game against Maldon & Tiptree last week. His performance was very assured and it seemed a natural fit” Laws went on to pay tribute to the manner in which Debenham LC Football Club and in particular manager Dale Vince, had contributed to the transfer at such short notice. The Club welcome Liam Jones back to Bloomfields and wish him a long and happy stay at Needham Market. Andy Gould Director of Football

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Chernobyl Childrens Lifeline Mid Suffolk Link At the time of submitting this copy at the beginning of February we have learnt that whilst it may be cold here, in Cherikov where our children come from it is now minus 30 degrees. Despite these terribly cold temperatures the schools remain open and many children will be walking for up to half an hour each day to go to school. Most children will have a basic mobile phone so their parents (who are generally working from early morning till late evening) can keep in touch but at these temperatures many phones will simply not operate, even diesel which does not freeze turns to sludge making any form of transport difficult to say the least…………

returning to Belarus and will take question and answer session. As as many of these with us as our with the event last year there will baggage will allow. be stallholders in offering various On a lighter note: We are pleased to products and services for two hours announce our next two events, the before the main event, and also during the interval. first being on Saturday 17th March the return of Chocolate Bingo. Do remember that this was sold out in November so please get your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Tickets are always available from the Charity Shop or by calling 01449 760343. Full details of this event can be found in the fundraising section of our website at: uk .

Also coming up at Needham Community Centre on Friday June 15th is a Psychic Demonstration If you have any children who may and Fair evening featuring Dave have a warm winter coat they have Summerton, International Psychic grown out of we would be really Medium and Finalist in Britain’s grateful if you would consider Psychic Challenge. donating them to us, in particular we are short of warm coats for girls Dave will be giving 2 x 50 minute aged 6 to 11. In March we will be demonstrations together with a

A good selection of home made refreshments will also be on sale. Tickets at only £5.00 each are available from our Charity Shop or by calling 01449 760343 or 07803 042541. Everyone who attended last year really enjoyed the event and the repeat event is already looking to be very popular so get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

If you are interested in finding out more about our Charity, Hosting or helping with the children please do feel free to get in touch. Best wishes to all and thank you Elizabeth Parker

COMBS FORD SURGERY Combs Lane, Stowmarket. BE CLEAR ON BOWEL CANCER! The Department of Health is running a campaign which aims to improve early diagnosis of cancer and encouraging people to see their doctor earlier. The Be Clear on Cancer bowel campaign is the first national Government campaign to raise awareness of the early signs and symptoms of bowel cancer. The campaign encourages people over 55 who have blood in their poo or loose poo for more than 3 weeks to see to their doctor. Don’t be shy – just tell the doctor. Sally Pearce and Jane Crawford Practice Manager (Joint)


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Expertise to enhance the beauty of your home.

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February 2012

Warhorse – Steven Spielberg

Warhorse the film is based on the Children’s book by Michael Morpurgo and the National Theatre’s massive hit of the same name. The Film stars Tom Hiddleston who is currently in the running for the BAFTA’s Orange Wednesdays Rising star Award and in my opinion is the winner for me. Also starring Benedict Cumberbatch, David Thewlis, Emily Watson and Hollywood unknown Jeremy Irvine from Cambridgeshire.

Spot The Difference Well done to Mrs A Rodger after finding 11 differences in last months magazine. There is a bottle of wine waiting for you to collect please get in contact. And everyone let us know how many you find this month..

The film is the Story of Albert Narcott (Irvine) and his connection with his horse Joey. Joey was bought by his father at a high rate due to a bidding war with the landlord of the Farm they own. Joey is a thoroughbred not bred for farming at all, but Albert believes he can do it. His father then sells Joey to Captain Nicholls, a cavalry officer in army (played by Hiddleston) to try and recoup some of the money paid for him to pay the rent on the farm. Albert tries to enlist but is told he is too young but Nicholls promises to take care of him and return him to Joey. The story goes further than this of course but I don’t want to give anything else away as I felt this was such a special film. I was quite worried about seeing the film before seeing the stage production through concern of spoiling the story and general ambience of the film, but from what I am told the film and stage production are two completely different worlds. This film is wonderful in my opinion. Beautifully shot, the close up’s of the horses faces when at war are simply breath taking. Just a standard Spielberg hit I think is the best way to describe it. Jeremy Irvine plays Albert so well that you believe this connection between him and the horse is not just a physical one, but spiritually too as is suggested. The dedication Captain Nicholls holds to keeping the memory of Albert with Joey is a touching one and this for me confirms Tom Hiddleston as one of the rising UK Stars. For those that didn’t know he plays Loki in Thor and will reprise the role in the forthcoming Avengers movie. With six Academy Award Nominations that include Best Picture and Best Cinematography I am quite sure that it will come away with at least a couple of Golden statues, although oddly enough BAFTA have not given Warhorse the Best Picture Nod? On a side note may I also suggest The Iron Lady. I will say this now, if Meryl Streep does not win Best Actress at the Academy Awards for this role then she will have been well and truly robbed. I came out of the film in awe of this actress (not that I am not normally) but I totally forget that it was Streep playing Thatcher, and not an amalgamation of news reels and family film.



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