Halesworth & Southwold Community News May 2019 5 FOR those
Back to the Crease, In an Ashes year!
cricket is alive and well. The standard is reasonable with a few good and a few more bad balls bowled, and hit, and sometimes caught. We
are the Pumas,
Pumas, and we
have been active since 2005 playing at various venues against various teams across East Anglia and further afield. Last year we had a good season but did lose a couple of times, winning the majority in a strictly fun environment. We don’t believe in being too serious, although against our friends at Westleton the humour took second place toward the end of both tightly contested matches, a win for each team being the right and fair outcome. We even finished the season away at Topcroft no less, on their Presidents day, fulfilling at least one Pumas dream of being allowed on the hallowed turf of the ‘Croft. We celebrated in style around the
open bars of Halesworth
A NEIGHBOURHOOD Plan allows local communities to create a framework and guidelines for future building development, not just housing but the other things that help create a thriving community. A
committed group of
volunteers is working together to create a Neighbourhood Plan for Halesworth. Independent from but supported by Halesworth Town Council, we want to create a Neighbourhood Plan that reflects the views and voices of as many people in Halesworth as possible. So far we have held a really successful Public Meeting at Edgar Sewter School and undertaken our first survey of what people think should be the priorities for our town. We are beginning to get a real sense of what matters to people in Halesworth and will be publishing a more detailed report of our first findings soon. The most important thing we have learned is that we need to work very hard to ensure that we get the views of as wide a group of people as possible. We got a lot of responses from people between the ages of 45 and 65 but very few from people aged 35 and under and none from anyone under 16. So we will be organising some smaller focus groups and events to better reach children and young people and young families.
Neighbourhood Plan So what are some of the
first messages we are hearing. First of all, Halesworth people say they really value the independent shops in the town.
There was also a real
sense that people believe that affordable housing is important for our
people identified a need for community facilities, a number focusing particularly on sport facilities while others thought there was a need for improved play areas.
Car parking remains a concern
as does public This is likely to
be on people’s minds as our survey took place before the recent changes to the bus routes in Halesworth. Of course, the loss of important facilities like our banks and the pressure on existing services like our GP Surgery remain a real concern. So the Neighbourhood Plan Group has a lot to think about and a lot to do. We are now moving into the next phase: more consultation and the first steps in creating an outline of our plan.
For further information about Neighbourhood Plans and the Halesworth Neighbourhood Plan
Group, please the clerk visit
neighbourhood-plan-steering- group/or call 01986 874517.
Holton’s Classic Car Day
ON Father’s Day, June 16th, Holton Village Hall, near Halesworth, are running their 3rd Classic Car Day and fete on the Halls’ playing field. It is open to the public from 10am until late. Entry for the public and the vehicle entries is completely free, although you will be asked for a donation to the Hall funds. All types of classic or interesting vehicles are welcome, just turn up!
Previous years have seen racing green Bentleys, steam cars, road rollers, motor cycles, vans and an ancient hearse!
There will be stalls, craft, barbecue, an art exhibition, bar open all day, music, food, lunches and cream teas etc.
Why not come along and support our village Hall and celebrate Fathers Day in a different way – see you there?
D & P Appliance
We repair all makes and models from Hotpoint, Bosch, Neff, Hoover & Indesit and many more. * Washing Machines
* Electric oven and cookers .
* Tumble dryers * Dishwashers * Vacuum Cleaners
My call out charge is £28 if I can repair there and then without needing any parts all you need to pay is £28.
All work guaranteed. Call 07908922632 on Likewise,
Woodbridge, and our trophy winners deservedly took their accolades. We would like to thank Rumburgh and its wonderful team (Steve Wilson, Richard Tompkins,
Pete Van Dijk
and everyone else) who help prepare our home pitch, and we look forward to being at home again once the season starts in mid May. Before that, however, we will have open practise at the pitch (check twitter @HalesworthPumasCC or Facebook)
and all are
welcome, or you can contact us on HalesworthPumasCC@ hotmail.co.uk
. We welcome all comers, new, old, talented or otherwise and every match ends with a smile, laugh and usually a beer in the home team’s local, or ours currently Chinnys, where if you ask nicely they will point out our Club Chairman, Secretary, kit man and leading club wicket taker (me).
Hit Out or Get Out!
Darsham Ladies of Leisure support HdCF
ON Thursday 11th Dave
and Jim, trustees
the Halesworth Dementia Carers’ Fund were invited to give a talk to the Darsham Ladies of Leisure on the work the fund does. This was followed on Saturday 13th April, with the ladies holding a Coffee morning and sale of handcrafted work in the village hall.
Plants, jewellery, homeware, Homemade
honey, cards, books
and bric-a-brac were on sale together with a raffle and a tombola.
cakes, scones and ploughman’s
lunches with tea and coffee were delicious
enjoyed by many judging by how busy it was, making a fun and enjoyable day.
The wonderful sum of £679.47 was raised and the money presented to Secretary Dave Rich by Janet King and Yvonne from the committee of the Darsham Ladies of Leisure, who Dave thanked very much and the money will be put towards respite time for dementia carers by the Halesworth Dementia Carers’ Fund. Well done ladies, enjoy your leisure.
Dee’s Den – The Pear Tree Fund (formerly the Halesworth Community Nursing Care Fund)
WITH Summer on its way – with the beautiful weather we had over Easter; why not pop into Dee’s Den as we put out our Summer wear! There are always amazing bargains
be had in the Den – different bargains every day. We offer a wide range of very reasonably 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 also have a rail of beautiful and stylish jackets at extraordinary prices! We provide a wide range of books to suit all tastes and all ages from 20p – 50p, occasionally a special book may only be £1! A wide range of glass, kitchenware
tableware, garden items and some plants too. Also some of our unsold items are now only 20p! We have some jigsaws, games and toys and in the linen department; an assortment of bedding, (only
tablecloths. A wide range of stationary and haberdashery too.
We have a wide range of
CD’s and DVD’s to choose from at amazingly cheap prices – only 50p; vinyl records at £1. Remember we now only accept new electrical items, but we still have a few electrical items for sale that have all been PAT tested. A big thank you to Anne, who provides our delicious homemade jams and marmalade, Bob and Maggie and also Judy continue to provide
storage space and Glen helps with electrical
local much needed items, Julian
with checking watches and clocks. We are amazed at the generosity of the community
which enables us to offer items at a reasonable price to ensure a quick turnover of our stock, raising funds for this local charity. This is only possible because
of the continued
local community support and visitors to our shop. Thank you again for donating items and 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. A recent technical hitch with my phone – please phone again if I haven’t returned your call. Thank you as always to our fantastic team of volunteers – Linda, Eileen, Sue E, Pauline, Jill, Chrissie, Mary, Dot, Katy, Chris, Valda,
Anne, Bernadette, Sue, Dawn, Claire,
Frances, Alison, Viv 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 are our half days and we close at 1pm. Monday 29th April we were closed to allow us to sort out and clean the shop – apologies if on occasions we need to do this. 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.
Walpole Old Chapel
WALPOLE Old Chapel will be opening again this month for the summer season. The chapel will be open to visitors every Saturday afternoon from 2pm until 4.30pm from Saturday 4th May until Saturday 28th September. Drop in and discover a unique and beautiful building and learn about the history of religious independence in Suffolk. The Chapel is an architectural gem, stunning in its simplicity, and guides will be on hand to answer questions about the history of the building. There is, as usual, an enticing programme of events during the Summer including poetry readings
and concerts, with
music ancient and modern. Our first event is a choral concert, 'Harmonium' on May 11th at 7.30pm. We look forward to welcoming you to the Walpole Old Chapel, but meanwhile please visit us at www.walpoleoldchapel.co.uk
where you can find more details of upcoming events and the links to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
The chapel can be found on
the B1117, two miles south-west of Halesworth. The post code for sat navs is IP19 9AZ.
Norwich City Supporters
AFTER a very stressful Easter weekend of fixtures, City are nearly in the Premier League, but not quite yet! As I write we sit six points ahead of third place Leeds Utd with two games left, we also have a better goal difference and have scored more goals than Utd. Looks like it’s done and dusted, however two defeats for City and two big wins for Leeds could foreseeable see us finish third! Not forgetting that Sheffield Utd are also in the mix but current form will probably see them go up as champions. Still it’s better to be in our position rather than be in mid table with nothing to play for. Our neighbours down the A12 have finally succumbed to relegation, Paul Lambert unfortunately unable to save them. City went down to League One a few years ago but not only managed to obtain promotion straight away we sailed through the Championship up to the Premier League at the first attempt.
Our Fantasy Football League competition looks to be over already, Josh has almost a hundred point lead at the top and Dave has a similar shortfall at the bottom, the wooden spoon has been sent to the engravers! The trophy and spoon will be handed out at our end of season meal which has yet to be arranged, will we be celebrating, who knows?
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Latest News from Halesworth New Reach
NO, it’s not a piece of modern sculpture, this is just a selection of the rubbish we pulled out of the canal recently. It included lumps of timber and a baby buggy! Quite a good bank holiday haul. We are quite restricted in what work we can do on the waterway in the summer months, due to possible disturbance
especially water vole. We will have the canoe out on the water during this time to retrieve the litter that builds up during the summer. In this way we do not disturb the banks and the vole nesting sites. There’s plenty to see on the
canal at this time of year. The vole
are numerous and the moorhen are starting to nest. Jack pike have been sighted so the otter did not get them all! The water is quite visible because
the foliage on the
banks hasn’t grown too tall yet and the weed hasn’t taken over. Just the place to enjoy a fine Spring walk. If
you would like to
support our efforts to restore Halesworth’s historic waterway, please
New Reach Working Group, 54 London Road, Halesworth IP19 8LS. Telephone: 07954 376066.
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