Ilketshall St Andrew Plant Sale

THE 10th Annual Plant Sale at Ilketshall St Andrew will take place at the Village Hall on Saturday 27th April from 9am- 12pm. There will, as usual, be flower and vegetable plants, bulbs and assorted garden items for sale. This is a good opportunity to buy reasonably priced local plants for the coming season. Tea, coffee and bacon

rolls are available during the morning. Anyone

wishing to book

(tables provided) can do so by ringing

01986 781378. Tables are

now limited inside, but outside space will be available on the day.


AT the Southwold Wildlife Group’s February

Wildlife Trust meeting

SWT Community Fundraising Manager Michael Strand gave a thought provoking illustrated talk on the subject of ‘Creating Wildness’ with examples from Trust reserves such as Bradfield Woods, Knettishall Heath and Arger Fen. The Trust manages around 1% of the land in Suffolk and, whilst remaining open to the possibility


further acquisitions, there are diminishing

possibilities for

this in the future. In the light of this, a review of conservation practice has been undertaken and future plans for reserves will

emphasise management reducing and allowing

natural forces to take the lead, thereby ‘creating wildness’. This approach will stimulate a greater variability of habitats

Harleston Wives

THE Wives this week had company from Pulham Ladies Group and Diss Trefoil Group. There was a large group this week and we were entertained by folk musician David Young. David comes from Diss and over the years has written many songs about local lyrics. With his guitar for accompaniment he sang many of these to us. They included songs and lyrics about Farmers Market, Sandboy, Dead in Paper, Tom Blane and many others. With most of the songs he gave us a little history about how he came to write them and their subjects. After entertainment


group had all brought food for everyone, so we then all had a lovely supper. Bonus ball winner Steve from bowling and raffle winners included Linda S, Diane and Ginny.

within any particular site.

Where appropriate grazing will be used to reduce biomass and create microniches – a patchwork of habitats. Natural processes, such as the flooding of Hazelwood Marshes, and intervention, such as the translocation of the Fen Raft Spider in the Waveney Valley, will be incorporated as appropriate. Management planning will be flexible and adjusted over time. invertebrates


Whilst most

foodchains, flagship species, such as hazel dormouse and hare, serve to connect local communities

world and help keep them informed

Management for dormice,

for example, will also benefit associated invertebrates. Les Tarver

(Halesworth)Ltd C.W.Ellis 0587638

to the natural and involved.

Bungay Flower Club

THE next meeting of the Flower Club will be on Monday 1st April when George Gillespie, known as 'Gorgous Gerorge', the plantsman from Earsham Hall will be giving a fascinating talk on the plants he grows and sells. He will also have some plants to sell on the night. The meeting will be held in the Emmanuel Rooms, Boyscott Lane, Bungay, NR35 1DG. Doors open at 6.45pm

with the meeting starting at

7.15pm. Refreshments will be available during the evening and guests are very welcome. The Flower Club are holding a fundraising Soup Lunch on Saturday

13th April in

Broome Village Hall from 12 noon. A delicious choice of soups and desserts available for just £6 per person. There will also be a raffle. We hope as many members as possible

Fisher Theatre: Songs from the Sea

SONGS from the Sea: The Salts. Fisher Theatre, Saturday 30th March 7.30pm, £12. The Fisher Theatre have established a strong reputation for hosting high quality bands from around the country, and The Salts are an exciting example of this, “we are very pleased to be able to bring such an accomplished band to the Fisher, high quality and appealing to a wide audience demographic

by twice BBC Young Folk Finalist Lee Collinson-James, have


Commonwealth of Europe, Zealand,

Canada, the with tours

Australia, New India,

are really

important to us” (says Darren France) “The Salts are a co-operative of seasoned musicians, creating what is fast becoming one of the most exciting and energetic folk concepts of recent times. Individually The Salts, fronted

Singapore and Hong Kong. Their latest album ‘Brave’ on Braccan Records has received rave reviews far and wide." The Salts play a mesmerising mix of full speed, foot-stomping traditional and original

shanties. Doing for

shanties what the Pogues did for folk. Pirate-esque outfits and tight arrangements sea

of shanties delivered with

high energy, exuberance and enthusiasm really audience going.

get their

attend and are also opening up the event by inviting non- members who would also like to take advantage of not having to prepare their own lunch on that day.

If any non-member

would like to attend can they please phone our Secretary Pat on 01986 893893 by April 6th to book a seat so that we can get an idea of how many to cater for.

Quiz n' Thai

THERE will be a quiz night held on Saturday 6th April, Alburgh Village Hall. Doors open 6.15pm for prompt 7pm start. Ticket price includes Thai supper £12 each in aid of All Saints Church, Alburgh.


prizes, raffles, bar. Entry by pre-booked tickets only, on sale now. Contact 01986 788732.

Darsham Ladies of Leisure

DARSHAM Ladies of Leisure are holding a Coffee Morning in Darsham Village Hall on April 13th in Aid of Halesworth Dementia Carers Fund. We have a variety of stalls, home made cakes, tombola, bric-a- brac and our usual big raffle. Lunch will be served at noon at a small charge. Do come along.

Bus service withdrawals KONECTBUS regrets to

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Sunday 31st March. This change

continue until will


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be running the Southwold to Bungay via Halesworth route during March. Passengers will need to change buses to a First bus in Bungay. This will mean buying two separate tickets for the journey and we will be reducing the price of all tickets between Halesworth


Bungay during this period so that customers will not have to pay more money. We will also offer refunds on tickets that can no longer be used for all or part of the journey. We do not have final details of the price change yet.

Any passengers travelling between

Stoke Holy Cross and Framingham Earl High

School are advised to apply for school transport as soon as possible through Norfolk County Council's website to be considered for transport assistance. The cost transport

of will be £55 until

Easter, then £110 from Easter until the end of the school year. Our contracts with Norfolk County Council for evening and Sunday buses, and with Suffolk County Council for buses between Halesworth and Southwold finish on Sunday 31st March. We will also be withdrawing our buses between Halesworth


Bungay from the same date. We are not yet aware of the details of any new contracts that county councils will be awarding. We also intend to cease operating route 272 between Southwold and Bungay High School at the end of the spring term on April 5th and route 90 between Halesworth, Beccles and Southwold after operation on Saturday 20th April. We provide these routes for Suffolk County Council and we presume SCC will be able to find a replacement operator, as we were not the only company that bid to run these routes.

The reason that we are withdrawing these routes is that they continue to run at a loss. We have sustained losses of several million pounds in our Beccles based operation in the last few years. This has been because of the loss of contracts to other companies, the decline in the rural bus market and high operating costs and poor reliability which we have been unable to address at a small operation that is remote from our main business. We have also suffered from direct competition from First bus, whom most users now seem to prefer. We hope that First will have the good grace to step in and provide the extra facilities such as Sunday buses and the through route to Halesworth that we have hitherto provided, and not just focus on the profitable sections of route in Bungay and Poringland. We would like to thank our passengers who have supported these routes in the last few years.

For any further information please contact us: 03300 539358, feedback@konectbus., Konectbus Ltd, Norwich Bus Station, Surrey Street, Norwich NR1 3NX.


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HoPE Mother’s Day Pamper Afternoon

MOTHER'S Day Pamper afternoon with optional cream tea. Saturday 23rd March 1.30pm - 4pm, Holton Village Hall (nr Halesworth). Come along to our second pamper event with added pamper opportunities and stalls. Treat yourself or that special someone to a variety of treatments.

Facials, pedicures, hair

do’s, sports massage, Indian head massage, foot massage,

POINTS of View is a photography exhibition created in 2018 by enthusiastic photographers Chrissie Kitchen, Candy Blackham, Nick Eade, and Geoff Moore of Cratfield. The exhibition returns in 2019 with an exciting new collection of photographs of

landscape, wildlife, remembers street

photography, and Breton Church Architecture. Chrissie


fascination of her father's dark room from childhood and today loves 'pointing and clicking', capturing moments around her. Art has always fascinated Candy and in recent years photography has become increasingly important, stimulated by joining a Camera Club.

hand massage, gel nails, reiki, hot stone massage, eyelash extensions,


makeup make overs, crystal healing,

reflexology, and small

selection of gifts such as jewellery, hand made crafts and skin care. More stalls to be confirmed. £2 Entry. £3 optional cream tea. Raffle. All

proceeds Points of View International to HoPE

towards Holton’s new playground.

Geoff records the landscape in his travels abroad and in the UK, but he also enjoys those little quirky details which we all love to find!

As a member of the Ranger

Federation, protecting and conserving wildlife, Nick challenges himself to 'catch the moment' in a single shot. Free entry. Friday 12th April, 6pm-8pm, pay bar and nibbles, Saturday 13th April, 10.30am- 5pm, Tea and delicious cakes, Cratfield Village Hall, Manse Lane, IP19 0DJ. Donations invited for Halesworth Dementia

Carers Fund &

Macmillan Carers Support. Information: 07879 425 617 or







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