26 April 2019 Halesworth & Southwold Community News

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THE village bus services 88 & 90 will undergo changes as from April 1st. Suffolk County Council have provided funding and negotiated replacement operators for these routes. Service 90: As from

April 23rd Borderbus will provide two services that will effectively provide similar options to the withdrawn service 90. From April 1st First Eastern Counties have undertaken to extend the existing 99 service to cover the withdrawn 88 service between Southwold, Halesworth and Bungay. Service frequency will be reduced from every hour to every two hours (with some extra journeys for schools). Sizewell C Stage 3 Public Consultation – Parish Council continue ongoing discussions for the area and have submitted

comments on the volume of traffic and traffic management proposals; Waveney District Council Local Plan - The government- appointed Planning Inspector has given his approval to the plan subject to a number of main modifications. Main modification

affecting the

Westhall Locks Road is the insertion of the word ‘approximately’


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THE race Night at The Huntingfield Hub proved a great success. Much fun was had and over £450 was raised for the

Millennium Green.

Many thanks to all those who took part.

Also enjoyable were Martin

Newell with his poetry and The Hose Pipe Band and their foot-tapping music, all making for a thoroughly entertaining evening. Coming up we have:- On Friday 5th April come and have a free NHS health check, if you are between 40-74, with the Community Project team, 10am -4pm. It’s a fantastic opportunity to assess your risk of developing any potential problems and help you to maintain

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health. Book your appointment beforehand on 01473 718193. This takes place alongside The Rural Coffee Caravan where you can glean information on a range of subjects while enjoying a free coffee or tea. The Hub Brunch on Saturday 6th April, this time with a continental theme and

of course that proper coffee. Still £5 11am – 12.30pm and repeated on May 4th. A local Food Fair takes place on Sunday 7th April courtesy of the Millennium Green committee which will run for most of the day, a very popular event.

Circle 67 are performing Antigone on Wednesday 1st May, with tickets


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WERE you born in Westhall or brought up in the village? How often do you sadly attend a funeral and meet childhood friends, old school mates and past neighbours who you haven’t seen for a while, sometimes years? When you do, it is always on such an occasion, and where it is so often suggested that, “we must all get together in happier circumstances”. Well, following such an event, a few Westhallians went ahead and held a small reunion with Julie, the daughter of the old local policeman Mr Ward, where it was decided to pick a date in 2019 for a larger get together, and so it’s happened!

There will be a Westhall reunion on Sunday 5th May between 2pm and 6pm at the village hall to which you and your family are welcome to come along to meet old friends, reminisce and generally have a good catch-up. Please bring a plate of food, something to drink (tea and coffee will be provided) and any old photographs you think may be of interest. There will be a box for donations towards the cost of the hall hire with any money left going to charity. So spread the word. Any queries contact Carole Roberts on 01502 575214. Meanwhile we look forward to meeting everyone!

A Big Thanks

I WOULD like to give my sincere thanks following my fall in the Thoroughfare on Wednesday 27th March. Thank you to the staff who came from the Hideout Café and other

members of the public who stopped to help. It is great to know our friendly community is still alive in our wonderful town.

Maurice Gilbert Halesworth and District Museum

WE know the year is well and truly underway when we have the first of our regular talks for the Museum. We have four talks each year which are always well supported. Our first talk this year takes

place at the United Reform Church on April 11th at 7.30pm and is on the subject of the Southwold Railway which ran from Halesworth to Southwold for 50 years from 1879 to 1929. Our speaker is Rob Shorland- Ball who remembers childhood holidays in Southwold when much of the derelict Southwold Railway could still be discovered and explored. Rob, who was Deputy Head of the National Railway Museum in York, has researched the history of Southwold Railway for many years.

The talk, which costs £4 for the general public and £2 for Friends of the Museum, coincides with the publication of a book on the Southwold

Railway. Rob has co-authored the book with David Lee, who has researched the history of the Southwold Railway for many years, and with contributor Alan

Taylor whose pictures

and research illuminate the publication.

Later in that week, on April 12th, 13th and 14th, the Museum is very excited to be host to a production of a dramatic imaginative interpretation of the murder of PC Ebenzer Tye in 1862 in Halesworth.

Chediston Street, The murder was

a cause of much speculation at the time and resulted in the last public execution to take place in Suffolk. The short play is part of the INK D Festival 2019 which is returning with three days of world premieres featuring the best new short plays by East Anglia’s brightest talent. Please see the INK Programme for details of performance times.

Professional singer Emily K has astounded audiences throughout her singing career with her dulcet tone of voice and similarity to the great Karen Carpenter. She has now got together with local musicians, Brian Parker (Keyboard), Simon Howe (Lead Guitar), Dan Lacey (Bass Guitar), and Dan Ball (Drum Kit) to produce this nostalgic tribute show. Taking you back to the 1970’s, Emily and the band will perform many of the Carpenters classic hits, including songs taken from their famous World Tour! If you are an avid Carpenters fan, this show is not to be missed!







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