Halesworth & Southwold Community News January 2019 25

Local Swimmer Aims To Complete Equivalent Of Ten Channel Crossings For Charity

MY name is Tracey Hales. I am a qualified swimming teacher and lifeguard. I learnt to swim when I was five with Halesworth Dolphins and have enjoyed swimming ever since. Nowadays I swim for fitness and relaxation. Last year I swam 158 miles

(my original intention had been to swim 104 miles). This year my challenge is much higher!! A massive 220 miles, the equivalent of 10 channel swims (working on the basis of the channel being over 21 miles, therefore I am aiming for 22 miles per channel swim). An average of four miles per week plus one extra mile a month. This will be completed in local swimming pools. I started my swimming

on New Years Eve and at the time of writing this email I have completed 16 miles. I would like to do this swim

for sponsorship and I am currently looking for charities which I could help, particularly local children's and mental health charities. If you think my swim could benefit a charity you are involved with please contact me on 07765 816426. When I have finalised who

I will be completing my swim for I will write again with a progress report and a way to sponsor me. If you would like to join me

for a swim, even once, please give me a call on the above number to arrange a time. Tracey Hales


CUTLERS Hill Surgery Participation Group (PPG) is the official body which represents patients at the Surgery. We meet six times a year and report to the Great Yarmouth & Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). The CCG is the NHS body which organises and finances healthcare in this part of Suffolk. The PPG recently held a special meeting to consider the latest proposals to create a much larger local organisation. To achieve this our CCG will be merged with the other four CCGs in Norfolk and this will result in a new ‘Integrated Care

System (ICS). These plans go further, however, because social care will also be part of the ICS. For most of the area this will be covered by Norfolk Social Services but, of course, in Waveney and Halesworth it will be Suffolk Social Services. For us this presents challenges – we will be competing for healthcare resources with the whole of Norfolk - Kings’s Lynn, Thetford, Cromer and Norwich. At our next meeting we will be discussing the ramifications of this and it is likely to take up most of our time for the rest of the year. We shall have to stand our ground.

New venue for Halesworth Branch of Cancer Research UK

HALESWORTH Branch of Cancer Research UK will be holding their events during 2019 at Holton Village Hall. The first event of the year will be an “As good as new and Jumble Sale” to be held on Saturday 16th February. 10am

to 12pm (see advertisement for all details). We understand that the Halesworth Hoppa Bus will operate normal morning timetable – 9.30am from the Railway Station arriving at the Holton Village Hall 10.06am.


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Halesworth in Bloom

HALESWORTH in Bloom held its first meeting of the year at the Volunteer Centre on Monday 21st January. With a new group structure we are looking forward to another busy year, with an emphasis on strengthening links with other community groups through new projects, and, very importantly, continuing to enlarge our volunteers base. With this in mind we are pleased to announce a regular monthly gardening work party: on the last Friday of every month at 2.30pm in the Memorial Garden in front of St Mary’s Church. New volunteers will be warmly welcomed as we set to tending whatever planting needs attention about the town. So if you can spare an hour for some very sociable gardening, we look forward to seeing you at the first of these on Friday 22nd February at 2.30pm in the Memorial Garden - or any following last Friday of the month. If you can come armed

WE are looking forward to yet more cinema and arty fun on the morning of Sunday 17th February. Over 60 parents and excited young children will gather again at The Fisher Theatre, Bungay, to enjoy another interesting Cinema+Create session. This month’s film and crafty theme is Oliver Jeffer's 'Lost and Found'. Sponsored by the wonderful East of England Co- Op and Bungay Town Council, who have also supported us to buy reusable equipment, to ensure less waste. Next month's film will be on March 17th and will be another brilliant Julia Donaldson story that we all absolutely love - 'The Highway

with at least a trowel, so much the better. We will be there short of a deluge! Our plans for 2019 include

improvement of the Hooker Trail; the installation of the replacement planter in the Thoroughfare (made for us by the Men’s Shed and maybe already in place by the time you read this); affiliation to the Royal Horticultural Society with benefits including a local RHS adviser; participation in the Halesworth Plant Fair on Saturday 27th April. For our younger horticultural

enthusiasts here’s an advance reminder of the planned re-start date of the Thursday Children’s Gardening Club: meet at Swan Lane allotments, 4pm-5pm, starting Thursday 4th April. For lots of pictures

and information about Halesworth in Bloom, go to www.halesworthinbloom. com or contact us on

Cinema+Create @The Fisher Theatre Rat'.

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Cinema+Create are volunteers; a total of 15 people rotate, as and when they can make the sessions, to provide help and guidance during the craft activities after the film. We look forward to making penguins, little rowing boats and paper umbrellas this month, and next month we will make some highway rat masks, swords and hobby horses! Cinema+Create is on February 17th and March 17th at The Fisher Theatre, Bungay. Call Box Office on 01986 897130 or visit www. for tickets - They sell out fast!

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OUR December and January meetings were given over to jollifications. December saw us gathered, with guests, to enjoy a hot dish followed by splendiferous puddings. Boy George joined us briefly to update us with goings on in his world. The January meeting was not

at our usual venue but in the Church room so it was all very cosy. There was lots of chat, tea and cakes. We caught up with various activities of the past and those to be held in the future. Next month the meeting is

at 8pm as some members are venturing forth in the afternoon to see ‘Calendar Girls’ which is being performed in Norwich. The title of our meeting is; Show and Tell, My Hobby.


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