Halesworth & Southwold Community News September 2019 7


MANY people think that

big birthdays, retirement, an inheritance or grandchildren are the trigger events that should prompt them to get ‘their wills sorted’. However there are many good reasons to put a will in place. One is to avoid intestacy. Under an intestacy, your assets will be passed on under specific rules, over which you do not have any control. Particularly if you are not married but simply live together, this could

easily result in a very nasty surprise for the survivor of you.

Another one is the opportunity to appoint executors.

They are the

people that will put your will into effect and sometimes matters are so much more straightforward, once you can prove that you are the person who is legally allowed to deal with the deceased’s assets.

If there is a next generation that you are responsible for,

you will want to make sure you appoint guardians, who can look after your children if the worst were to happen to you. Or even if you have pets that need to be organised if they were left behind… So, sooner rather than later

is the reasoning for putting a will in place. No one is invincible and if you were to die unexpectedly, life will be hard enough for those who you leave behind, without leaving your affairs in a state. And the cost of getting


CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who took this

part year’s ‘Space

HALESWORTH LIBRARY along for an autumn MOT!

in Chase

Summer Reading Challenge’ and thanks to all the parents and volunteers who helped us sign up over 150 children! We loved meeting you all and were amazed at how many books the children read. We hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did and look forward to the Presentation ceremony on September 11th at 4pm at Halesworth Library. Everyone’s welcome, so grandparents and parents can come to watch the children receive their certificates and medals.

Special dates for your diary: Monday 2nd- 8th Millennium Green Display. Come and find out more about this wonderful project right on your doorstep. Wednesday 18th September

10am -12noon Karen Sheen will be here from Suffolk Carers to offer guidance to those who care or need care themselves. Also, on the 18th, 10am-12noon East Anglian Diabetic Eye-Screening will be offering screenings. Saturday 21st September 10am-3.30pm, as part of the Heritage Open Day Weekend, Suffolk Archives will be here to help you start your family tree and show what resources are available to you. Finally, get these two in the diary nice and early: Tuesday 1st October 10am- 2pm we are hosting a Volunteer Fair as part of Suffolk Action Week; come and find out about volunteering opportunities in the area.

October 2nd 10am - 4pm One Life will be here running NHS Health Checks. Come

Wednesdays 6.30pm-8pm (4th, 18th, 25th September). The library hosts ‘We Craft Hub’. Come and unwind through craftfulness, no experience necessary, all materials provided, £4 per session. For booking and information please call

email Rachel: 01986 873246

Fridays in September (6th, 13th, 20th, 27th) Debbie from Realise Futures will be here from 10am to 12pm holding drop in sessions providing information and guidance for adults with Learning Disabilities and individuals on the Autistic Spectrum. Tuesday 24th September 10am to 12noon, Asperger’s Carers group meets - come and meet other people and share experiences.

Alternate Sundays (8th, 22nd ) from 10.30am – 12.30pm we will be hosting Sociable Sundays. An opportunity to join others for refreshments and conversation. All adults welcome.

Board Games Café is back on September 30th 2pm- 4pm. On the last Monday of every month we have fun and sociable afternoons, 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. Tom’s writing group re- starts on September 9th. It runs on Mondays from 10am to 12noon, local writer & publisher Tom Corbett hosts a creative writing group at the library. A parallel group is held on Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm to 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 or

Bounce and Tot Rock, 9.30am to 10.30 am, for babies and toddlers with their parents or carers. Come along and enjoy some company and songs and toys.

Most Tuesdays we hold one to one support sessions for using Laptops and iPads from between 9.45am and 12noon. These cost £7.50 for 30 minutes, £15 for an hour. You must book ahead at the library or by telephone. Now the summer’s coming to an end it’s the perfect time for decluttering your home! Don’t forget the display board in the library window, useful for clearing items or requesting them, and for offering services or seeking them! It costs £1 for a week or £1.50 for two weeks. Want to meet new people? Alternate Tuesday afternoons, 2pm to 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 - 12noon we host “Time Out” sessions: September 11th; ‘A Celebration of Flowers’ with music, poetry and singing. September 18th ‘Ooh a complete surprise this one!’

-Yvonne and Vivien are brewing something! September 25th ‘What are you reading at the moment?’ Come and share your old and new favourites.

On Thursday mornings (when the Library is otherwise closed) we have fitness classes suitable for all abilities.



this peace of mind including a face-to-face discussion with a reputable, experienced, local solicitor? £150 for a basic will or £210 for a pair of basic mirror wills at Goodwin Cowley Solicitors, in Beccles (20 New Market) or Lowestoft (3 Regent Road). Do pop in or ring 01502 712 999 (Beccles) or 01502532700 (Lowestoft) to arrange to see Greta Tancred.

Halesworth Men’s Shed THE Shed completed its

second full year as a Registered Charity in 2019 and we have just held our Annual General Meeting. At this meeting together

the Members to elect Trustees,

decide on important policy matters and to set the future direction of the Shed. Every member has a vote. We have achieved so much in a short time and the AGM was an opportunity to take stock. We welcome new members. Drop in and see us for a cuppa. Following generous support Heveningham


9.30am to 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 (14th September), 10am to 11am, your local county councillor


Goldson holds a drop-in surgery. He is also joined by Alison Cackett for a joint district councillors’ surgery. On Sundays, 12noon to 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 (8th, 22nd September) 10am to 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 about more than loaning out books and DVDs! 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 gifts or other items, look at our wide range of ReadySpex reading glasses, as well as jewellery, marmalade, locally made cards and postage stamps. All the profits support the Friends of the Library. We look forward to seeing you! Email us at halesworth. or phone on 01986 875095. Why not check out our Facebook page? The daily posts

provide interesting,

amusing and educational pieces about books, reading, writers, libraries and related areas as well as daily news about Library events. Search Facebook for Halesworth Library. You do not have to be a member of Facebook to look at our page. More of a twitter/ Instagram fan? Twitter: @ HalesworthLib or Instagram: @Halesworthlibrary.

THIS Autumn’s musical from UpShoot Theatre, is considered to be the perfect romantic musical

comedy, exuding

the glamour and richness of Broadway, with wonderful brassy music by Frank Loesser. We meet a group of oddball characters trying to get by in Damon Runyon’s mythical 50’s New York. Small-time, but serious gamblers, play an eternal


by Nathan the


Godfrey), in various venues across


Detroit to


arranged (Simon


police on their scent. Nathan’s fiancé Adelaide (Katie-May Gooderham) is the lead singer in an on-Broadway club where she laments her 14 year engagement. A well-heeled gambler Sky Masterson (Michael Blackman) is only interested in finding the next big game with high stakes, wherever it might be, until he meets Sarah Brown (Beth Keyes-Holloway), the


Sergeant of the local Mission who’s trying to convert the lost

important get

Country Fair and Hammonds Garage, our sales to support the Shed have had a bumper year. We have had so much positive feedback from buyers of our traditional garden seats; planters;

and painstaking

furniture repairs to name just three examples.

The Shed has also just been most fortunate to secure generous grant funding from the Pargiter Trust, facilitated by

the Suffolk Community

Foundation, to re-roof our external

store. The roof has

been letting the rain in and the time has come for us to replace it.

The new machinery installed

this year has freed up space and we have a bit of decorating to do. We decided to open up new areas in the Shed for members’ work and training in small craft projects such as jewellery making, enamelling, models and toys, together with other crafts where our skilled members can pass on what they know. If you are interested in any of these activities come along and see us or get


touch using the info below. The toilets we installed last year offer full disabled-access but need a bit more done to finish the job off. We continue to improve our dust extraction and air filtration equipment. It is often said the builder’s house is the last to be finished! All these jobs are in our programme for the months up to the end of October so we will not be working on new orders until these and any outstanding orders are completed. Whilst members will also be working

on their own projects too, we will be re-starting work on new jobs for customers after the beginning of November. If you do want something making or repairing please bear this in mind. The order book fills up quickly and can reach 12 weeks’ waiting list, so please do think about what you need ready for the Winter/Spring and come and see us! Don’t leave it until the last minute! Clock group. One of our members has expressed an interest in getting started a

clock group. We don't

envisage doing repairs for the general public, initially, more a teaching group. So, we are asking if anyone out there would be interested in joining such a group. We hope to cover basic repair and cleaning of the movement etc, also research the history of clocks and barometers. We understand there was a clockmaker in Halesworth in the 18th/19th century

so researching and

discovering old items from those times could be quite exciting. Anyone interested in joining in please get in touch using the info below. Shed opening

days and

times: Tuesday - Thursday 10am – 2pm; Saturdays 10am – 12noon. Location: 27 Norwich Road, IP19 8BX behind Chinny’s - our banner will show you where we are! Our contact details: Shedline - 01986 835905. Website

-, email


- shedhalesworth@

Moulin Rouge performed by Upshoot Theatre group earlier this year

souls of Broadway to God. So we’re all set-up for a wonderful

array of musical

and dance numbers around a catalogue of mistakes and near- misses that cannot and do not fail to entertain. With wonderful songs like ‘Luck Be a Lady’, ‘Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat’ and ‘Guys and Dolls’ that


warm the coldest hearts and lift the lowest spirits. Come and support UpShoot in helping the Fisher Theatre meet its target, while

feeling all cosy and

smiley with Guys & Dolls. September: Thursday 19th/ Friday 20th/Saturday 21st, Thursday 26th/Friday


PRESS NOTICE Premises Licence/Club Premises Certificate – Variation Application

Name of Applicant: Heveningham Hall Country Fair Trust Name of Premises: Heveningham Hall Estate Postal Address of Premises: Heveningham Hall, Heveningham, Halesworth IP19 0PN

This application may be viewed at: East Suffolk Council

East Suffolk House, Riduna Park Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge Suffolk IP12 1RT

Full Time Mailing Assistant Required

• ‘A’ Rated Windows and Doors • Conservatories & Porches • Double Glazed Units & Specialist Glazing • Fascia Soffit & Cladding • Repairs & Window Maintenance • Fly Screens

• Hardie Planks in 26 different colours

We are seeking an organised and enthusiastic person to join our mailing team within the factory. Full training will be given, an understanding of mailing would be advantageous, although not essential.

Full Time Bindery Assistant Required

Our large and busy Bindery Department is currently seeking a Bindery Assistant. Duties would include: Assisting the main operator of folding/stitching/binding lines; packing and palletising work. No previous experience necessary as full training will be given. This is an ideal role for progression within the department.

If you would like to be a part of our expanding team please apply by email as below

and Riverside, 4 Canning Road, Lowestoft Suffolk NR33 0EQ

Proposed Variation:

Increase the number of visitors to the events to 14,999 at any one time. Dates between which

representations may be made to the Licensing Authority:

6.9.2019 Closing Date: 3.10.2019

Representations must be made in writing to the Licensing Team, East Suffolk Council (as the Licensing Authority) at the above address, or by e-mail to

It is an offence knowingly or recklessly to make a false statement in connection with an application and the maximum fine for which a person is liable on summary conviction for the offence is £5000

. Saturday 28th all at 7.30pm.

Special NY menu on order during shows, see in theatre or online. Please book all meals with ticket

purchases. Fisher All

profits to ‘Future-Proofing’ the

Theatre Fund.

Tel: 01986 897130. www.






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