4 September 2019 Halesworth & Southwold Community News

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THE Friends of St Peter’s, Sibton launched their appeal for repairs to the tower of Sibton

Church on the day

after the anniversary of the successful first moon landing. Debbie Hills, former Chair of the Friends, told of twists and turns in the twenty-one years’ history of fund raising by the group; not unlike playing an endless game of Snakes & Ladders. “A superb programme of events: horse shows, a swing band in the park, huge garden sales and the annual ‘Books ‘n Bric-a- Brac Sale’ had helped raise a six-figure sum. The church was saved from closure and ruination. Now it’s the turn of the next generation.”

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WE welcomed more new players to the tote this month. Remember its just £1 a month in advance per annum to join our winning Tote.

£25 winner was 126 Pam Francis, £10 winner was 66 Lyn Rogers, £5 winner was 91 Dennis Bale, £5 winner was 114 Cathy Judd.

now Chair of an equally determined group told of the vision for the future. Beginning with ensuring the safety of the tower he said, “The tower is closed for safety reasons. We need to raise a five-figure sum to reinforce timberwork, repair stonework and improve the tower drainage system: Sponsor a Belfry Louvre is what we are asking you to do today”. We need to develop parking space for the disabled. We have plans to integrate within the current church building an important high-quality permanent exhibition of the heritage of Sibton Abbey which remains in private hands. The church itself is partly built from

the remains of the abbey.

Its wonderful open interior provides the only public space for the village of Sibton, and with continued support it will remain a huge asset for the village. A

Halesworth Community Sport and Leisure’s Progress

Cheese and Wine reception followed the launch, and sponsorship has already amounted to almost 10% of the partnership funding the Friends need to raise. The Committee of the Friends of St Peter’s Sibton would like to express their sincere gratitude to everyone who has donated so far, and to those who helped organise the event.

FIRST of all, the Trustees and Affiliated Clubs would like to thank The Friends of Patrick Stead for funding the installation of a Defibrillator at the Dairy Hill site. It will be positioned so that it can be easily accessed. So if anyone playing

supporting our local team. Halesworth Tennis Club has

a sport, spectating

or living nearby should have the misfortune to have a heart attack, a Defibrillator is readily available. Many thanks. A lot has happened at HCSL over the last twelve months, most of which has been positive. The Affiliated Clubs have been striving to improve their clubs both as regards their performances,


and facilities. The motto could be “onwards and upwards”. As already reported, HCSL

and HTFC have been working in partnership with Suffolk Football Association and the Football Foundation on a pitch improvement


Their advice and close support has been very encouraging. A requirement of this programme was that the pitch maintenance equipment should be upgraded. The Football Foundation Pitch Fund matched the funds raised by HCSL and the new Kubota tractor

plus equipment has

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been purchased, see photo. The very old and heavy agricultural tractor has finally been retired after years of service. The Halesworth Town Football Club’s 1st Team were very successful last season under Team Manager, Carl Chenery. They won all their matches in Division 2 of the Suffolk and Ipswich League and so have been promoted to Division 1. The Reserve Team, under Team Manager Matt Bates, plays in the SIL League C. Kick-off is at 2.30, so why not come along on Saturday and join the many others in

had a very full fun summer programme for youngsters and older players run by Heads-Up Tennis. These activities have been very successful having brought many new players, both young and old, to the club. Several of whom have since joined the club. Due to the success of Heads-Up, it is planned to continue their tennis coaching activities. Kuk Sool Won’s Dojang was starting to look its age and so the club has embarked on an ambitious restoration plan. Phase 1, funded by a grant from the Coop, was the replacement

of the dojang

roof. This has been completed and Phase 2 is about to begin. A new floor is to be laid with the work being carried out by volunteers, a fine example the “can do” attitude of Dairy Hill sportsmen and sportswomen. In spite of the hot spells year, Halesworth Angel


Bowls Club was able to keep the green playing really well and as a result hosted county games. Several new members have joined the club and the highlight this year was that a member was selected to play for the county. The season finishes on 22nd September but there are still two opportunities to

turn up on a Tuesday

afternoon at 2.00pm to see if you’d like to try the sport next year.

HCSL at Dairy Hill has

sports suitable for all ages and level of fitness so if any resident is interested in seeing if football, bowls, tennis or the martial art, Kuk Sool Won suits them, information is available on the clubs web sites.



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