YoXFoRD Cricket Club has been playing matches at its Grove Park ground on old High Road, Yoxford, for more than 100 years and has ambitious plans for the future. Its youth programme starts

with the All Stars Cricket for boys and girls aged 5-8 years. They are then encouraged to progress through the under 9s and under 11s soft balls and under 13s and under 15s hardballs into the men’s teams. In fact, the current Club captain is a product of the youth system having joined the Club in his early teens! This year the men will be playing with 2 teams, a Saturday side in Division 6 of the Two Counties League and Cup one and a 30 over Sunday side in the Suffolk Alliance League (an innovation for 2019). The Club would welcome

your involvement as follows. Firstly, new players are always

welcome at all levels, young or old. If you or your son or daughter would be interested in playing, please contact the following: All Stars Cricket & Youth: martin.trimby@gmail. com

Men: jthurston274@gmail.

com. Secondly, commercial sponsorship packages are available from as little as £50 per season and a great offer for people/families who want to support the Club will be launched shortly. If you would like to register your interest, please contact Brian Smith on 01728 768135, brijes@ In addition to the matches,

there are social events open to everyone during the year and details of these will be published in future articles. Please support the Club and

help it to continue playing the quintessential English rural game.

ALL the ladies at wives came together for a talk on herbal medicine. our speaker was David Bescoby from Beccles. Herbal remedies he explained have been around for hundreds of years dating back to early Egyptian. He talked about various including Mint,


Rosemary, Sage, Thyme and Marigold. From taking various parts and extracts from each of these plants and with adding them to oils and sometimes heating them they can assist with many various complaints including rheumatism, digestion and skin problems. They are all mostly made into herbal teas to drink or creams for the skin. He did stress that care

should be taken when on any other medication. Always consult your own doctor. Bonus ball winner was

Maureen and raffle winners included Val, Margaret B, Daphne and Ann.

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THE next club meeting will be held on Monday 4th March when Vicki Hease will be demonstrating


Memories'. The meeting will be held in the Emmanuel Rooms, Boyscott Lane, Bungay, NR34 1DG. Doors open at 6.45pm for a 7.15pm start. Refreshments will be served mid way through the evening and guests are very welcome.'

Harleston Wives

oN a cold January night there was a warm welcome for everyone. our speaker was Vicky Young who is very creative at sewing and dressmaking. She told us she started

sewing with her mother at eight years old from where she has progressed over the years. on display she had bunting skirts, patterns, dresses and patterns which she has made. Through her career she has had different jobs but usually goes back to her sewing, making and repairing lots of garments for customers which have included lots of bridal wear. She now teaches classes for the individual or in groups of four to learn the skill. During the evening we

all had sewing needles and material out all making small hearts. Linda won the bonus ball

and raffle winners included Margaret S, Margaret B, Jenny and Linda.

A Book sale in aid of Bungay Library, will be held at Bungay Community Centre on Saturday March 9th from 9am-3pm. There will also be Lego challenges and crafts available throughout the day to help keep the children entertained. Admission will be 50p per adult, children are free. There will be a tea, coffee and cake stall. All funds raised will support

Book Sale

the work of The Friends of Bungay Community Library (reg charity 1151649). We are accepting donations

of good quality books, dvds and cds until the end of February – these can be brought to Bungay Library now!

Sixty (plus) years of Church Crawling

IF you love churches, this is for you. Raconteur, and inveterate church crawler, Roy Tricker, will be giving a talk about his lifelong love affair with parish churches, at St John’s Church, Ilketshall St John, on Tuesday 21st May, at 7.30pm. Roy began church crawling at

the age of four. Throughout his childhood, and later life he came into contact with a host of won- derful and extraordinary people who had time for him, influ- enced him and encouraged his passion for churches. In his adult life he has continued to spread enthusiasm and love of church buildings through his pen

and voice-box! He is the author of 250+ church guides, and has visited over 10,000 ancient and modern churches countrywide. Tickets for the event, which is

in aid of St John’s church - and will include a glass of wine and nibbles - are available in return for a donation from: Rosemary Watkin, St John’s House, Ilket- shall St John (01986 781225), Lynne Morton, Hill Farm, Ilket- shall St John (01986 781240). Be warned, church crawling is addictive! All proceeds will go towards the future maintenance of St John’s Church.

Harleston Templewicks Landlord Duties

AN issue that I frequently come across was raised during one of my recent free landlord/tenant advice clinics. An owner of a property wished to sell it and was unsure whether to try and do so with the long standing tenant in situ or to get them to leave and then sell it vacant. I naturally asked to see the tenancy documentation to check that it was in order and then had the uncomfortable task of telling them that they cannot actually remove the tenant as the tenancy paperwork was incorrect. This highlights a very important point for landlords who must not assume that just because their documentation was accurate at the start of the tenancy it doesn't mean that it continues to be so due to

ever changing legislation. So, just to give you a brief snapshot of some of your newer responsibilities. Do you know that you cannot rent out your property if you do not have an Energy Performance Certificate that meets at least an “E” rating, that you have to conduct an assessment for potential Legionnaire`s Disease and that, shortly, you must have an electrical safety inspection carried out. It is probable that your property investment exists to provide for your future, so don`t jeopardise it by getting it wrong. You have been warned. Jon Wicks is Managing

Director of TempleWicks Estate Agents, based in Beccles.

THE new Harleston and District U3A Art Group have decided to meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 2pm in the Meth- odist Church Hall on London Road. This is an all-ability group and those who have always wanted to “have a go” but have never really had the leisure or opportunity before are particu- larly welcome. More experi- enced members of the group will be more than happy to offer help if asked. The group intend to operate as a co-operative with everyone who wishes, being able to choose a topic for the next session and each group member able to use any style or medium. Release your inner Van Gogh

and District U3A

and join them! To join U3A and take advan-

tage of any of the interest groups on offer – from astronomy to playing the ukulele – contact kim on 01986 788149, log on to our website at harleston or try out one of our regular monthly meetings which have a speaker, raffle, refresh- ments and some social time. We meet at the Masonic Rooms, 2pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Wrentham Village Hall Film Night

MAMMA Mia - Here we go again. Starring Lily James, Meryl Streep and Cher. Five years after the events of Mamma Mia, Sophie prepares for the grand re-opening of Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother's past. Doors open 7pm for refreshments.


screens 7.30pm. £4.50 inc refreshments. All welcome.

The Wissett PlougH NOW OPEN!

Toni and Alain Bouteldja look forward to welcoming you to The Wissett Plough.

Having lived in Suffolk for over 10 years, they are looking forward to making the picturesque village of Wissett their new home.

Alain will lead the kitchen, cooking pub classics and drawing on his french and North African heritage to add an exotic flair to his dishes and daily specials. Sunday lunches will be traditional roasts with a choice of joints to satisfy everyone. Vegetarian options will also be available and special dietary requirements will be catered for with advance notice.

Toni will lead front of house and, alongside an extensive gin menu, will be looking to introduce a fine line in the current, on trend rum market and add some finesse to the whiskey and vodka shelf. A small but perfectly formed wine list has been selected to accompany the menus.

The pub will continue to serve cask ales, ciders and lagers, non-alcoholic beers and a variety of soft drinks. Coffee, tea and cakes will be available along with made to order sandwiches for those that want a lighter lunch option.


For more information on the pub, Sunday lunch, weekday lunch and dinner menus, or to book a table, please contact them on

01986 873047 or


& 01986 873047 E: The Street, Wissett, Halesworth IP19 0JE




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