4 May 2019 Halesworth & Southwold Community News BYEBRUE


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Christopher, Ruby and family would like to thank everyone who sent cards and messages of sympathy and attended Nicki’s thanksgiving service. We would also like to thank Rev Jane Held for a most comforting

service, Maureen

for the delicious refreshments and Rosedale for all their help in our hour of need. Please accept this as our only but sincere acknowledgement.

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VILLAGE HALL TOTE THE result of the draw held on April 9th was as follows: 1st - No 92 Mr & Mrs B Ellis £25, 2nd – No 31 Joy Johnson £10, 3rd - No 1 Jan Whatrup - £5, 4th – No 139 Linda Grimwade £5. New members are always welcome. Please contact Helen Fensom on 01986 873575 for further details.

WE hope all our customers had a lovely Easter! We have some great news about children’s books for you; from April 1st there will now be no fines on them, so whilst we still hope the books come back on time, mums and dads will have one less thing to worry about. On the topic of children’s books, we’d like to congratulate Francesca, who works here at Halesworth Library, on her new book; ‘The Butterfly Circus’; a spellbinding adventure published by Walker Books on June 6th. Available to reserve from Suffolk Libraries now. Wednesday 1st May (&

1st Wednesday each month onwards) 10.30am – 12pm Alice Sparksman, from Halesworth Dementia Support Project, is here to offer support and information. Saturday 11th May: Plant sale 10am – 12.30pm, raising funds for the Library and the Millennium Green. We depend on your contributions of plants, seedlings, gardening books, plant- pots and anything else garden related!

Award Winning Independent Small Animal Practice GHP Animal Wellness Awards 2018

Most Trusted Local Vet Clinic 2018 - Suffolk Fridays in May (3rd, 10th, 17th,

24th, 31st) Debbie from Realise Futures will be here from 10am - 12pm holding drop in sessions providing

information and

guidance for adults with Learning Disabilities and individuals on the Autistic Spectrum. Tuesday 28th May 10am -12pm, Aspergers Carers group

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Halesworth & Leiston Post Offices Personal Banking Services at your local branch

Personal Banking The following personal banking services are now available from any Post Office branch:

Balance Enquiries/ Cash Withdrawal - Debit Card

Access your high street bank account at your local Halesworth Post Office

Bank of Scotland Barclays Bank of Ireland Clydesdale Co-Op First Direct Halifax HSBC Lloyds

Nationwide NatWest RBS

Santander TSB

Virgin Money Yorkshire

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Cash Deposit - Debit Card

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53/54 The Thoroughfare, Halesworth IP19 8AR Tel: 01986 873146

Open 8.30am - 5.30pm Monday - Saturday Inside Coopers stores

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meets - come and meet other people and share experiences.

Alternate Sundays (12th and 26th) from 10.30am – 12.30pm we will be hosting Sociable Sundays.

An opportunity to

join others for refreshments and conversation. All adults welcome. We will be planning some outings, come and make some suggestions!

Monday 20th May from 2pm - 4.30pm. Board Games Café. Please join us for a fun and sociable afternoon, with nearly 40 board and card games to choose from, as well as refreshments and a raffle ticket. Entry £1.50 All funds support the Library. Want to de-clutter your home,

or offer a service? Remember the display board in the library window, useful for clearing items or requesting them! It costs £1 for a week or £1.50 for two weeks. Monday from 10am -12pm, local writer & publisher Tom Corbett runs a creative writing group at the library. A parallel group is held on


evenings from 6.30pm - 9pm at Bridge House, a minute from the library. This eight-week rolling programme includes both poetry and prose writing. For more information, contact Tom on 07831 364021. Every Tuesday, Baby Bounce

and Tot Rock, 9.30am – 10.30 am, for babies and toddlers with their parents or carers. Come

along and enjoy some company and songs. Tuesday mornings we have a support session for using Laptops and iPads from 9.45am - 10.45am at £5 per session. We can also book one-to-one sessions at £15 per hour. Want to meet new people? Alternate Tuesday afternoons, 2pm – 4pm we have “Crafty Companions” a small informal group who meet and share craft projects. If you’re not a crafter, we have “Mindfulness Colouring” on the alternate Tuesdays - colouring materials provided. On Wednesdays from 10.30am - 12pm we host “Time Out” sessions. May 8th,“Remembering Ivan”. Please share your memories of the work of much missed historian Ivan Sparkes who did so much to record the past life of our town. May 15th: “Tortoises” Jackie Richardson will be bringing her little friends to meet us! May 22nd: Felicity Jeliff, local author will be talking about the work of her mother (who wrote for Mills and Boon) as well as her own writing. May 29th: “Cruising beyond the Arctic Circle” Irene will be sharing her memories of life aboard, and her experience of the Northern Lights. Many thanks to all of you who make this such a wonderful group. On Thursday mornings (when the Library is otherwise closed) we have fitness classes suitable for all abilities. 9.30am - 10.15am Get Fit in your Chair - the class includes cardio and strength movements, followed by Stretch and Tone 10.30am -11.30am a class of gentle fitness exercises. £4 per session. Email susan_ or text 07780 707972.

On the second Saturday of the month (May 11th), 10am - 11am, your local county councilor Tony Goldson holds a drop-in surgery. On Sundays, 12pm -2.30pm we have free craft activities and stories for children. Drop in and join in the fun. All ages are welcome but under 8s must be accompanied. Every other Sunday (May 5th and 19th), 10am - 11am we have kids Lego Club. £1 per builder.

If you are not a member of the

library, then please come and join. It’s free and gives you access to over a million books in Suffolk Libraries as well as access to Cambridgeshire libraries. In addition to books, there are spoken word books, DVDs, CDs. Why not show your support and appreciation for the Library by joining the Friends of Halesworth Library, our fund-raising charity? Ask at the counter. If you have some free time and would like to meet people and become more involved, please email friendsofhalesworthlibrary@ to find out more about how you can help. Whatever your skills or interests we can find things for you to do! Don’t forget to visit www. For free downloads of music, e-books; audio books; and magazines. You can also find out about upcoming events, and browse booklists. For more information about our services and facilities, please email or phone, or come in and speak to one of our friendly members of staff. The library is more than books these days, we have free internet access, computers, printers, a photocopier and scanner, fax machine and laminator. Use the internet and Skype, even borrow an i-pad. Ask about our Window Gallery for selling your art work, and you can also rent the Library for meetings. Finally, for those little things or gifts you need, look at our wide range of ReadySpex reading glasses, as well as jewellery and jam (!) cards and stamps. All the profits support the Friends of the Library. We look forward to seeing you! Email us at halesworth.library@ or phone on 01986 875095.

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