Halesworth & Southwold Community News March 2019 7

March events at Southwold Library

MONDAY 4th March. Suffolk Libraries presents: A Woman of No Importance 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Southwold Arts Centre, St Edmunds Hall. Tickets £10 (£8 for 12s and under). Suffolk Libraries presents are amazing performances and cultural events recorded live and screened using top quality projection equipment. Set in the nineteenth century, Oscar Wilde's A Woman of No Importance

follows a group

of guests at a party at Lady Hunstanton's estate in the lavish English countryside. The party's guests, which include the widow Mrs Arbuthnot, her son Gerald and American outsider Hester, uncover truths about themselves and each other that will alter their lives forever. Wilde's story explores class, family and double standards towards women as the guests grapple with unexpected visitors, their selfish actions and intentions. The play tackles the themes of money, which, as aristocrats, they consider an unlimited resource, and the innocence of the play's younger characters. From the 2017 production at Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. Cast: Eleanor Bron, Anne Reid, Eve Best & William Gaunt. Tickets available from Southwold Library, Southwold Arts Centre and via suffolklibraries

weeks Learn Spanish: Beginners’ Conversation

Wednesday 13th March for 6 6.30pm-

7.30pm £30. To book contact Southwold Library, 01502 722519, southwold.library@ Minimum 6 students. All funds raised for Southwold Library. Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th

March. Friends of Southwold Library big book sale 10am – 4pm. Massive selection of donated fiction, non fiction and children’s books, Scout Hall, Mights Road. Fill a bag for £3 or 50p a book. All funds towards supporting Southwold Library. Monday 18th March, 10.30am,

Legal Matters Information & Advice: Being an executor - the pros and cons. Local Solicitor Stuart Johnson, fully accredited with Solicitors for the Elderly, will advise on what an executor of a will is and what it may involve if you are made one. Saturday 30th March. Suffolk Libraries presents: An Ideal Husband 2.30pm & 7.30pm Southwold Arts Centre, St Edmunds Hall. Tickets £10 (£8 for 12s and under).The Rolls- Royce of English comedies, Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home, playing as part of classic Spring’s year-long celebration of Wilde. In An Ideal Husband, an

ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern, is on an assured smooth ascent to the top. Until Mrs Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his previous financial chicanery, that is. An Ideal Husband is Wilde’s sharp and witty exploration of the corruption, blackmail and honour that ensues when political sin enters the heart of the English home. Real-life father and son, Edward and Freddie Fox, play fictional father and son in the show, while the brilliant Frances Barber plays Mrs. Cheveley. The production also stars Nathaniel Parker, Sally Bretton and Susan Hampshire. From the 2017 production at Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. Tickets available from Southwold Library, Southwold Arts Centre and via suffolklibraries Sunday 3rd March. Book sale 2pm-3.30pm. Fill a bag for £3 (bring your own bag) fiction, non- fiction and kids’ books. Tuesday 5th March & Tuesday

19th March. Jigsaw club: Jigsaw puzzle group for adults. First, third & fifth Tuesdays from 2pm. Come and add some pieces to the latest jigsaw. Next dates: Tuesday 4th December & Tuesday 18th December. Tuesday 5th March, 7pm &

Wednesday 27th March 2pm, Lego for adults: Stress relieving, creative and fun. First Tuesday from 7pm & Last Wednesday from 2pm. Come and build whatever you like. Lego provided. Refreshments available. Second Tuesday of every month 10.30am – 1pm. Trading Standards & Fire Safety Information. For more details ring Southwold Library 01502 722519. Tuesday 12th March, Craft & Chat: Craft group for adults. Second Tuesdays from 2pm. Bring your knitting, sewing or any other craft. Meet like-minded crafters. Refreshments available. Thursday 14th March, 6.30pm Mah-jong Group. Can you play mah-jong? Do you want to learn? Come along and join the group at Southwold Library. For more details contact Southwold Library 01502 722519. Tuesday 26th March, colouring

for adults: Unwind, unleash your creativity, relax & have fun. Fourth Tuesdays from 2pm. Colouring sheets, pens & pencils provided (or bring your own). Refreshments available. Wednesday 27th March,

Blyth Poets “The isle is full of voices”: poetry group meeting at Southwold library 7.30pm – 9pm. Usually the last Wednesday of the month.

All welcome to

read or just listen. We invite contributions of original work or well-loved poems. There will be refreshments available. Thursday 28th March, 6.30pm, Southwold Library reading group. Discussing “The Bookshop” by Penelope Fitzgerald. Now every Tuesday as well as



every Sunday: Baby Bounce and Tot Rock 10.30am-11am. Music, rhymes, singing and dancing for babies and toddlers. Sundays, 12.15pm-1pm, Lego

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Club! Open to kids (and adults) of all ages. This Spring we’re building: Wonderful Wildlife. All donations of Lego welcome. Adults: Would you like to help with Lego Club? Just ask staff Treasure Trails: The fun way to explore. You can now buy Treasure Trails treasure hunts from Southwold Library. Follow the trails, solve the clues and see the sights. Pick up either the Southwold or the Suffolk Coast trails from Southwold Library today, fun for all ages. Every Sunday: Baby Bounce

and Tot Rock 10.30-11am. Music, rhymes, singing and dancing for babies and toddlers. Storytime 11.30am-12.15pm. Stories, crafts and colouring for 7s and unders. Free Wi-Fi . Use it in the



Full & part packing services available. Experienced in moving pianos & fine antiques. Packaging materials supplied.

“Don’t risk doing it yourself...let us take the strain!”

 01728 668900 / 

Units 1 & 2, Station Works, Main Rd, Darsham

library or in the garden (just ask for a chair). Wi-Fi provided in conjunction with Friends of Southwold Library. Do you want to learn to: Use a computer laptop or tablet? Use email? Use a specific website? Register for Gateway to Homechoice? Operate your phone, laptop or tablet? Use ebooks, eaudio books, emagazines or Freegal music? Half hour one- to-one sessions Sunday afternoons 1pm-4pm. All abilities welcome from never having touched a computer to just needing a few pointers. Ask at Southwold Library to book a half hour session.

Popular pub pledges its support

THE Queen's Head at Bramfield has named the Pear Tree Fund as its charity of the year.

The popular pub has chosen

to support the Pear Tree Fund, which was formerly known as Halesworth Community Nursing Care Fund, because of the work it does for vulnerable local people. It already has a collection tin on its bar and is now organising a calendar of special events to raise further funds. “We’re delighted to be able to help the Pear Tree Fund in any way we can,” said Kate Wood, owner of The Queen’s Head. “Since buying The Queen’s Head in July last year, we’ve discovered what a fantastic place Halesworth and the surrounding area is, and are keen to assist this hard- working charity to benefit the local community. Pubs are an intrinsic part of our culture and community and have always been staunch supporters of fundraising for charities. This is something we’re keen to continue.” The fundraising kicks off

in April when a frangipane and pear tart, inspired by the charity’s name, will be added to the pudding menu, with all profits going to the Pear Tree Fund. In addition, a charity fizz and

fashion show will take place at the pub from 6pm on Friday 26th April, featuring runway shows from Donnatella's of Oulton Broad and Gorleston.

THE Halesworth branch of CRUK held a Jumble and “Good as New” sale at their new venue in Holton Village Hall on Saturday 16th February. It was very well supported and a total of £445.15 raised. Steve of The White Swan, Halesworth

Bungay High School Queens Road, Bungay NR35 1RW Tel: 01986 892140

Email: Examinations Invigilators

We are looking to expand our team of Examinations Invigilators at Bungay High School, to assist in ensuring the integrity of exams. Duties involve handing out papers, collecting them in and constantly monitoring students during an examination.

Hours are on a casual basis, paid at £8.55 per hour (pay increase on 1.4.2019 to £9.00 per hour).

We are recruiting for the Spring/Summer series of examinations.

For further information, please contact Mrs C Barnes, Examinations Officer, on 01986 892140. An application form can be downloaded from our website

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A DBS check will be required for this post.

FULL TIME VALETERS Required at our Ford Dealership and our Hammond of Halesworth Dealership.

Bar & Waiting Staff

We are currently recruiting for part/full time

bar and waiting staff to work in our modern Bar & Restaurant

Experience not essential as training will be given

Come and join our welcoming, busy and enthusiastic team

Please forward CV to

Halesworth Golf Ltd Bramfield Road Halesworth Suffolk

IP19 9XA 01986 875567 ex 22

Duties will include valeting new and used vehicles for customer collection, preparing vehicles for sale.

The right candidate will be able to demonstrate meticulous attention to detail and the ability to deliver the highest possible standards within given deadlines.

Experience within the motor trade would be an advantage, however not essential as full training will be given.

For further details and an application form please call our HR Department on Halesworth 01986 834724 or apply online at


Cabello Salon of Halesworth will be styling the models’ hair for the evening, while local

independent retailers

will be holding stalls. A grand raffle will also take place, with prizes including dinner at The Queen's Head, gifts from Donnatella's, a magnum of red wine donated by Majestic Wines and award-winning Adnams gin. Further events, including

a book sale, family quiz and sales of special Queen’s Head homemade chutney, will take place throughout the rest of the year. Ted Edwards, Pear Tree

Fund trustee, said: “We are delighted that the Queen’s Head has chosen the Pear Tree Fund as its charity of the year. The staff have arranged a full programme

of fundraising

events for all the family throughout the year, and we’d encourage as many people as possible to go along and offer their support.” Tickets for the fashion show

are available from the pub and are priced at £7.50 per ticket, which includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival and amuse bouche.

All proceeds to

Dee’s Den – The Pear Tree Fund (formerly the Halesworth Community Nursing Care Fund)

THERE are amazing bargains to be had – there are different bargains every day. We offer a wide range of


priced clothes for men, women and some baby and children’s clothes too; and lots of accessories to complete the look. The £1 rail of clothes is replenished every week, real bargains are to be had here! - always outside when the weather is dry. We provide a wide range of books to suit all tastes and all ages from 20p – 50p. A wide range of glass, kitchenware and tableware, garden items and some plants too. Again some of our unsold items are now only 20p! We have some small pieces of furniture – chairs, a telephone table, an assortment of small

tables. Plenty of

jigsaws, games and toys and in the linen department; an assortment of bedding, curtains, cushions, towels, tablecloths. A wide range of stationary too.

and haberdashery We have a wide range of from

ticket sales will go to the Pear Tree Fund. Any businesses who would like


prizes for the raffle can contact the pub on 01986 784214. To find out more about the

Pear Tree Fund and how you can support the charity, visit

Halesworth CRUK

presented our Chairman with a cheque for £1186.95 raised from various events. Our grateful thanks to all who took part. Our next event is The Big Breakfast on Thursday 14th March from 9.30am at Holton Village Hall. Please see our advertisement.

CD’s and DVD’s to choose from at amazingly cheap prices – only 50p; also vinyl’s at £1. We now only accept new electrical items, but we still have a range of electrical items for sale. Delicious homemade jams and marmalade made by Ann provides much of the stock on a regular basis – thank you so much for all you do for us. Bob and Maggie and also Judy continue to provide local much needed

storage space

and Glen helps with electrical items, Julian with checking our watches and clocks. We are amazed at the generosity of the community which enables us to offer items at a realistic price to ensure a good turn-over of stock, bringing

in much needed

funds for the work of this local charity. We continue to provide additional care for those in the last weeks, days of life

enabling people to

remain at home if that is their wish. We continue to raise money, too for the running costs of The Pear Tree Centre – an ‘Information and Support Centre’ for Halesworth and the surrounding 15 mile radius area. The builders are making good progress! This is only possible because of the continued

local community

support and visitors to our shop. Thank you again for coming and spending. Donations of clean, usable, saleable items please. We also accept clean clothes and household items for recycling – please let us know when dropping them into us – we make several hundred pounds a month. If you have more than a couple of bags at a time or larger items or need collection, we ask that you phone 07733 668221 and leave a message, so we can phone you back to make arrangements.

Thank you as always to our fantastic team of volunteers – Linda, Eileen, Sue E, Pauline, Jill, Mary, Dot, Katy, Chris, Valda, Erica, Anne, Bernadette, Sue, Dawn, Claire, Susie, Sally, Jane, Alison and Irene. If you too are interested in volunteering please contact Nikki in the shop or 07733 668221. Just to remind you Dee’s

‘Den’ is open 6 days a week, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10am-4pm, Monday, Thursday and Saturday our half days we close at 1pm. Please don’t leave bags of goods at the door if we are closed - just contact us – 07733 668221. You will find Dee’s Den in Steeple End near the church.

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We are Hiring!

Seasonal staff required. Full or part time hours available. Must be willing to work some weekends. Experience not essential as full training will be given.

Contact the manager on 07703964605 903677


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