Wednesday 14th November, Harwich coastal walk, a 5.25
mile walk, meet at Wellington Road car park, Harwich, CO123DL, 10:30am
start. Deborah 01255831573.
Sunday 25th November, Boxted, Suffolk loop, a 5 mile
walk, meet at Boxted church IP294LN, 10:30am start. Bridget 01787280547.
Wednesday 28th November, Circular via Stockyard Green &
Milden, a 6.5 mile walk, roadside parking in Churchfield, Monks
Eleigh, IP77JH, 10:30am start. Philip 07854179779.
Details of all our walks can be found by searching
JEWELLERY AND VALUATION
Friday 23rd November 6.30pm. Gainsborough's House Jewellery and Valuation
Evening with John Benjamin and Diamond Raffle Draw Event at Gainsborough’s
House, 46 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2EU. John
Benjamin is well-known for his appearances on the Antiques Road Show
as their jewellery expert. He has kindly agreed to give us a talk on
18th century jewellery followed by a confidential valuation. Those attending
are invited to bring one piece of jewellery to be valued on a first
come first served basis. It would be helpful to let us know if you intend
to bring an item. John will also be drawing the Diamond Raffle during
the evening. First prize is a half-carat brilliant cut diamond kindly
donated by Jonathan Lambert of Jonathan Lambert Fine Jewellers. In addition
there are many other attractive prizes to be won. This is the culmination
of the events that the Local Fundraising Committee have staged in order
to raise funds for the capital project, Reviving an Artist’s Birthplace:
A National Centre for Gainsborough during the House’s Diamond Year.
As this is a special evening there will be no charge but we would encourage
you to buy a raffle ticket (even if you have already). Tickets cost
£5 each. There will be a donations bar.
SUDBURY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Sunday 25th November, 6.00pm. Sudbury Symphony Orchestra Concert in
St Peter’s Church, Market Hill, Sudbury CO10 1TL. Sudbury Symphony
Orchestra are delighted that Jill Morton returns as soloist for our
evening of Scandinavian music. We start the evening in Norway with Grieg’s
Piano Concerto which Jill played for us exactly 10 years ago to critical
acclaim. It is then a short trip across the water to Denmark with Carl
Nielsen’s 1st Symphony. This concert is also the 10th anniversary for
our conductor Matt Andrews so it will be very special night for the
Jill enjoys a highly successful career as soloist, chamber musician
and teacher. Her performances have taken her throughout Britain and
across Europe and have received critical acclaim. Since making her professional
debut, she has performed in all the major concert halls throughout Britain
and has worked with many eminent conductors.
Grieg’s Piano Concerto is a firm favourite for both audience and players
with its glorious solo lines and soaring lyrical passages. Nielsen’s
first symphony may not be as well known as the Grieg but it is just
as expressive a work and is a delight for both player and listener.
It has energy, vigour and a luminous soundscape – it really does deserve
to be played more often. We hope you will join us for a very special
musical evening and to celebrate 10 years under the baton of Matthew
Friday 30th November 2018, 3:30pm – 6:30pm. Christmas Fair at St Andrew’s
Primary School, Bulmer, Sudbury, CO10 7EH. Everyone is welcome.
Come along to our Christmas fair and buy Christmas gifts. There will
be refreshments (inc beer and mulled wine), hot food and cake stall.
An afternoon of fun for the children too. Gift stalls, Craft stalls,
Games, Tombola, Raffle and not forgetting… Santa’s Grotto
Friday 21st December. Stour Valley Singers present a concert of Christmas
music conducted by Susannah Edom. It is called "When Icicles
Hang"and takes place at St Peters Church, Sudbury at 7.30pm. There
will be additional music by The Selion Jazz Trio. Tickets are available
at the door and cost £10 which includes a glass of wine and refreshments.
Proceeds will be donated to The Bridge Project, Sudbury
Permanent and Seasonal Attractions
Permanent and Seasonal Attractions in the District include: Flatford
(NT), Lavenham Guildhall (NT), Melford Hall (NT), Kentwell Hall. Please
see contact details for these below.
Gainsborough’s House - Mon to Sat: 10am – 5pm Adults £6.50
Long Melford Heritage Centre - Sat 10am-4pm, Sun Noon-4pm, Weds 2pm-4pm.
Stepping Out in Suffolk- Health Walks, See web site www.walkingforhealth.org.uk
Guided Countryside Walks – See www.getting-out.co.uk
SAVE FREE PARKING IN SUDBURY
Sudbury’s businesses are proud to be able to offer their customers 3
hours free parking in their District Council Car Parks. However,
there is currently a review by Babergh District Council who are considering
starting charging for the currently free period and businesses are very
concerned by how this will affect their trade. There has been a lot
of publicity about how High Streets all over the country are struggling,
initially it was the competition from out of town shopping, who not
only benefit from being able to offer free parking but also have lower
business rates, now it is the growth in online shopping, which again
does not have the same high levels of business rates. Reports can be
found to show evidence that shopkeepers overestimate the proportion
of customers that travel by car. However, these reports relate to metropolitan
areas rather than small rural towns where many people have no option
but to drive to the shops.
Keeping three hours free parking in Sudbury is important to both businesses,
visitors and residents as demonstrated in two recent surveys carried
out by the Sudbury Town Team. In a survey of businesses in Sudbury Town
Centre in January 2014, free car parking was the main issued which was
raised as the most important factor to the success of their business
in the future. Stephane Chapotot co-owner of The Secret Garden in Friars
Street said "business rates are a large proportion of our costs
and on top of that as a business we also have to pay for our bins to
be emptied, what are these business rates going towards if we are also
going to lose free parking for our customers?"
Another survey carried out by the Sudbury Town Team and Gainsborough's
House of visitors and residents who visited the town centre which come
out in June 2015 showed that 31.7% came into Sudbury because of the
free parking and 27.3% would like more free parking available.
Jane Hatton from the Sudbury Town Team said " Local authorities
should see free parking as a service for local people not a short term
method to raise money and more importantly as a way of supporting their
market towns. It has been proven in other towns that when they lose
free parking it discourages people from using the town centre, towns
where parking charges have been introduced have then had to offer hours
when parking is free to increase footfall but the damage to their town
centres has already been done".
Chris Storey from Sudbury Chamber of Commerce added "A careful
scrutiny of the details surrounding the location of Sudbury, access
to the town and other retail centres and the particular challenges of
the town centre should make it absolutely clear that three hours free
parking is essential if the town centre is not to decline significantly.
From a purely economic perspective the council should not have any grounds
for bringing in charges. The town is dependent on this for its future
prosperity and a more retrograde step is hard to envisage. Reducing
the long term rateable value of the town centre – which is likely to
result from such an act – together with the reduced employment and wellbeing
derived from the town centre would reduce long term local government
income and be far more costly than the small income car parking charges
would produce. The Chamber in conjunction with the Town Team remain
resolved to fight these proposals and ensure that the town centre can
have a long term viable and successful future for the benefit of all,
including Babergh District Council.”
If you have any comments or thoughts on Sudbury losing free parking
please leave your comments at http://seeanddosudbury.co.uk/community-news/10154/
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Assington Mill, Assington Ln,Sudbury, CO10 5LZ. 01787 229955
Flatford: Bridge Cottage – NT Flatford,East Bergholt
CO7 6UL 01206 297201 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/flatford- bridge-cottage/
Kentwell, Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, CO10 9BA, 01787
310 207, http://www.kentwell.co.uk
Lavenham Guildhall – NT, Market Place, Lavenham CO10
9QZ. 01787 247646 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lavenham-guildhall/
Lavenham Tourist, Information Centre, Lady Street,
Lavenham CO10 9RA. 01787 248207 www.southandheartofsuffolk.org.uk
Melford Hall, Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10
9AA. 01787 379228. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/melfor
Mander Auctioneers, Glemsford, near Sudbury CO10 7QU.
01787 282261 www.manderauctions.co.uk
The Quay Theatre, The Quay Theatre, Quay Lane, Sudbury.
CO10 2AN. 01787 374745. www.quaytheatre.org.uk
Contemporary East Anglian Artists and Tudor Life Exhibition.
Gainsboroughs House, 46 Gainsborough St. Sudbury CO10 2EU Normal
entry prices. Contact 01787 372958 www.gainsborough.org