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12 December 2016 Halesworth & Southwold Community News .


FOX’S CARDS AND BALLOONS


Call in and choose from our wide selection of Greetings Cards


Wrapping Paper • Helium Balloons


45 The Thoroughfare, Halesworth Tel: 07930 275126


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all Customers and Friends


UBBESTON LODGE


SWIMMING POOL Looking to keep fit or have some fun family time?


• Indoor Pool heated all year round


• Exclusive use for groups of up to 6


• Private Changing Rooms - equipped with loos, showers and hair dryers


• Underfloor heating


throughout • Playpen


Please email or telephone for availability and


further details: pool@ubbestonlodge.co.uk


or 01986 799 007 (off the B1117 in


Ubbeston, near Laxfield)


CHRISTMAS SHOPPING! There's a book for everyone -


ONE-STOP


either in stock or we can order for pre-Christmas delivery.


Plus quality greetings cards, calendars and diaries


Wishing all our customers a very Happy Christmas


HORSE & GARDEN SUPPLIES 18B The Thoroughfare, Halesworth


Tel: 01986 873484 OPEN: 9am–5pm Mon–Sat


EVERYTHING FOR HORSE & RIDER


HATS, BOOTS, SOCKS, GLOVES, HEAD COLLARS, TACK, RUGS, JODHPURS, JACKETS


WHEELBARROWS, SACK TRUCKS, STABLE FITTINGS + TOOLS


NEOPRENE BOOTS - TOGGI MUCK BOOT WOODLAND + MUCH MORE


HOTTIES LOGS PKS OF 10 £5-95 OR 4PKS £20 LOGS, COAL, SMOKELESS + KINDLING DOG COLLARS, LEADS, COATS, BEDS


FLEA + WORMER TREATMENT FOR DOGS, CATS + HORSES TO CLEAR GREATLY REDUCED SPRING FLOWERING BULBS


42 Thoroughfare, Halesworth,


Suffolk IP19 8AR


Tel: 01986 873840 Fax: 01986 875103


Café Poets


CAFé Poets at Pinky’s, Friday 18th November. The start of our fourteenth year as a sounding post for poets across the region. Times change. We hear new voices, even as world events cast long shadows. Sweet Charity herself seems beaten down, yet poets are still at work, truth- telling, making songs, as does the robin at first light; easing our fears, making sense of things, praising the best of it, bringing dignity to real experience. Seventeen poets convene this


chill night, and four or five good listeners too, filling the back room at Pinky’s Café with the warmth of words. The strength and quality of the verse ranges ever upwards. The ways we are moved, more emotional, deeper, funnier. Thoughtfulness, understanding, resolution and philosophy seem to join hands. Each reader proud to have made her or his stand as Poet. From the far Hebrides, to


Staten Island, we pause to remember lost ones, ancestors, milestones in the march of our lives, the wonder and the beauty, the gaffes and the stupidities. The spirit of John Betjeman calls to us, and later, we catch the echo of Hillaire Belloc, urging Caution! Café Poets plan to meet at 7pm


on January 20th at Pinky’s Café in the Market Place, Halesworth. Tickets £3.50 at the door. New poets and poetry lovers, all welcome. If you would like to read to us, contact Mike on mab2015@icloud.com or telephone 01986 872981.


HPFA’s Announcement to the Residents of Halesworth


IN the light of recent information received from


Halesworth


Campus Limited, the Trustees of Halesworth Playing Field Association have regrettably decided that they cannot merge with HCL into a new charity to manage the development of the Middle School site. At an Extraordinary Meeting of HPFA Trustees on the evening of 22nd November, a unanimous decision was taken to terminate negotiations with HCL. All HPFA Trustees have continuously supported the concept of the Campus Project, as have HCL, but the shortage of funding has exposed a major difference between the parties in how to achieve this objective. The unfortunate fact is that the sale of the existing sports site at Dairy Hill represents the only certain funding for the Campus Project. HPFA therefore insisted that the money should first be used to ensure that the existing HPFA affiliated clubs would have facilities to move to on the Campus site when Dairy Hill was sold. HCL has repeatedly


resisted HPFA’s request that sale proceeds be prioritised for the HPFA affiliated clubs, dismissing this request as “not relevant” and insisting that any sale proceeds be “freely used for the proposed works” HCL are therefore requiring HPFA to trust that further funding would become available, although HCL have failed to raise any capital towards the building of the scheme in over four years. HPFA cannot take this risk, not least because it would jeopardises the continued existence of one of the clubs. HPFA Trustees are well


aware of the consequences of their decision, particularly for the possibility of a private healthcare facility on Dairy Hill. However, HPFA must act in the charitable interests of sport and recreation, as laid down in its Deed of Trust. HPFA will now explore other ways of improving sporting facilities in Halesworth. David Thomas,


Chairman, on behalf of


the Trustees of Halesworth Playing Fields Association


Statement from Halesworth Campus


THE trustees of Halesworth Campus very much regret HPFA’s decision to pull out of merger negotiations that were making progress and were important for the creation of new sport and health facilities for the people of Halesworth. This is a vision overwhelmingly supported in a public referendum, a wide public survey and extensive meetings with sports and other clubs. HPFA’s decision means local people will lose out. The planned sale of the old


playing fields at Dairy Hill gave a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to raise the capital for new sports facilities, as well as freeing land next to Cutlers Hill surgery for new health facilities and assisted housing. The care home has been designed to provide NHS beds, replacing those no longer available once Patrick Stead Hospital has closed. This is a joined-up project backed by all the local GPs. We believe that HPFA trustees, including 5 town council representatives on the HPFA board, are putting at risk the whole community’s interests and future welfare. In our opinion, the reasons


HPFA has put forward for their decision to withdraw are neither clear nor valid. The phased development of sports facilities on the Campus, including a gym, was agreed by all sides months ago, and detailed plans displayed in a joint exhibition at the library in May. Halesworth Campus trustees have already spent £85,000 on a new pitch for Halesworth Town FC, which is what HPFA wanted us to do. The other affiliated clubs are all catered for in the masterplan. We have always made clear that the swimming pool would require further grants and fundraising, and that is why it forms phase two of the project. We believe HPFA trustees have created delays and obstacles over the past year rather than putting forward any constructive solutions. Whatever happens now to


Dairy Hill, Halesworth Campus will continue to work to provide the sports facilities that the residents of Halesworth and surrounding parishes desperately need. www.halesworthcampus.org Submitted by the Board of Trustees of


Halesworth Campus


The Halesworth & Southwold Community News has published the HPFA and Halesworth Campus reports in this issue to give our readers the opportunity to hear from both organisations. Any future discussion on the topics raised in the editorials should be directed to HPFA or Halesworth Campus. As always, Community News remains completely impartial.


Wenhaston Acorns Pre-School


Wenhaston Pre-School


Wenhaston Pre-School welcomes children aged 2½ to rising 5 years.


Wenhaston Pre-School welcomes children ages 2 to rising 5 years


Thursday 9am-12pm with the option of lunch c ub every day Ofsted Approved


Located 2 minutes from the A12 in a purpose built area within the Wenhaston Primary School the pre- school has use of the large outdoor play area.


2 minutes from the A12 in a purpose built building within Wenhaston Primary School grounds Monday and Friday 9am-3pm Tuesday, Wednesday and


Tel: 07984 421156 Tel. 01502 478819


TONY’S STORES WESTHALL


National Lottery outlet & The Health Lottery


For all your neighbourhood needs Wishing


Confectionery, Vegetables etc. Merry Christmas Tel: 01502 575207


Groceries, Household Goods,


HALESWORTH LIONS CHRISTMAS FAIR SUNDAY 11TH DECEMBER


CHRISTMAS FAIR - This annual event will be taking place once again through the Thoroughfare and in the old Print Works. Bookings for stalls are coming in very quickly, and already the Old Print Works is fully booked. Bungay Community Choir will be performing and it is hoped to have other entertainment as well. There should be lots for everyone to enjoy so please book the date, Sunday 11th December from 10am to 4pm. Anyone interested in booking a stall in the Thoroughfare is asked to


contact Jo Goodson on 07766572241. Senior Citizens’ Party. This will


be in the Rifle Hall, on Saturday 3rd December. Admission is free and all senior citizens are invited to come along. There will be refreshments for


all, at no charge, and doors open at 1.30pm. There will also be a raffle. Halesworth uke3A ukelele band will be playing from 1.30pm till 2pm and then our old friend Annie will be playing her organ from 2pm. This event is always great fun so do come


D.C.NEW PaStArGiEckNTS 29 Market Place


ORDERS NOW BEING TAKEN!


CHRISTMAS


Turkeys, Chicken & Geese, Prime Hung Beef,


Lamb, Pork & lots more!


Merry ChristMas to all our customers


Call in today 2 MARKET PLACE,


HALESWORTH or phone us on:


(01986) 872132 Card payments welcome David and all the staff would like to wish our customers


(who we also consider our friends) a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year


We also stock a wide range of gifts and Christmas cards


Don’t forget to order your TV Magazines for Christmas


For service with a smile Halesworth


Newspaper deliveries 7 days a week


Tel: 01986 875229


WINTER STREET FAYRE SUNDAY 11TH DECEMBER


WINTER STREET FAYRE CHRISTMAS FAIR WINTER STREET FAYRE


RAFFLE, INDOOR CRAFTS, STALLS IN THOROUGHFARE Father Christmas Grotto in the Angel Hotel


RAFFLE, INDOOR CRAFTS, STALLS IN THOROUGHFARE Father Christmas Grotto in the Angel Hotel


SUNDAY 11th SUNDAY 11th


SUNDAY 11th DECEMBER.


RAFFLE, INDOOR CRAFTS, STALLS IN THOROUGHFARE Father Christmas Grotto in the Angel Hotel


10am-4pm Food and Craft stalls in The Thoroughfare and The Old Print Works Raffle, Christmas gifts


www.halesworthlions.org www.halesworthlions.org


BUNGAY COMMUNITY CHOIR & OTHER ENTERTAINMENT


www.halesworthlions.org


DECEMBER. DECEMBER.


if you can. Santa on Tour. From the beginning


of December Father Christmas will be out and about in the evenings with


his trusty helpers, collecting for the Lions Charity Account. Dates have not been finalised yet but will be published as soon as possible.


I know many people look forward


to this, the information will be out as soon as possible. Other news from the Halesworth Lions:


Halloween Disco. This was a huge


success, with over 200 children and adults attending. The event made nearly £500, and, as is the norm for Lions events, every penny of profit will go to charitable causes. We are very grateful to all who came and joined in the fun, and also the staff at Chinny’s who waived the charge for the room. Hopefully we will be doing something similar for Halloween next year. Citizen of the Year. The award this


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year goes to Ron Goodson, formerly of Goodies on London Road. For many years Ron has done much to help people in need. He has been a brilliant supporter of the Lions Club and has given much time and effort to serving others. He is a very worthy winner of this award and a presentation will be made to him early in the new year. We did have several nominations


this year, and the Lions Club would like to thank everyone for their suggestions. The final decision was very difficult because there are many local people who clearly do a great deal for our community. And finally ….although only a small


club the Halesworth Lions put on several events during the year to raise money and provide entertainment for the local community. Our efforts depend very much on your wonderful support, and we are very grateful to local businesses and all of you for your continued great backing for all we do. On behalf of the Halesworth Lions


I would like to wish you all a very peaceful and enjoyable Christmas, and a happy and healthy New Year. John Wood


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