Newmarket councillor Chris Barker is the new chairman of Forest Heath District Council.
A Guineas lunch held at the Rowley Mile racecourse earlier this month, on behalf of the Newmarket Festival, has raised around £10,000.
A Newmarket schoolboy who challenged himself to wear shorts every day, whatever the weather, has raised £586 to help teenagers battling cancer.
Newmarket Ramblers have two walks on Sunday, 11 miles from Boxworth and five miles from Brandon (Bury Road car park) both at 10am.
A service of remembrance for veterans who served at RAF Mildenhall and its satellite bases at Newmarket, Lakenheath and Tuddenham during the Second World War, including those who flew with Bomber Command, will be held on Sunday.
Residents are invited to get involved in shaping the future of a new community space in Newmarket on Saturday.
Christopher Palmer has been elected chairman of Soham Town Council.
Burwell’s Trinity Church will be holding its spring fair on Saturday.
The view continues to be peddled that Budgens convenience store in Clay Street, Soham, is the key to the future of Soham town centre. Not surprisingly it comes from Jonathan James, the owner of Budgens (see last week’s Soham Journal). He says that without his store, shoppers won’t use the other shops in the High Street, such as the baker and greengrocer.
Andy Drummond (Letters to the Editor May 2) thinks that councillors Uney, Jefferys and Turner “are not fit to remain councillors.”
Regarding the proposal for a free school in Newmarket, I thoroughly agree with last week’s letter from Linda Rutter.
Council planning officers have recommended two of the four applications to build new supermarkets be approved.
I am writing in response to concerns that the planning application to change the use of the paddocks at Brickfield Stud from studland to community football pitches will harm the racing industry, because it conflicts with the Horse Racing policies.
I am writing to voice my concern over the future of Queensbury Lodge Stables.
Who is going to fund the thousands now due in tax by the town clerk, as this is a benefit in kind?
While I sympathise with Ms Barrett, Newmarket’s Town Council clerk, and the discomfort caused by her neck injury, after learning of the £7,000 payment made towards her health care from public funds, I felt the need to write to the council and demand some answers.
The funeral of Dennis Arthur James Pearce took place at West Suffolk Crematorium, Risby, on March 25.
William (Bill) Browning, of George Gibson Close, Exning, died at West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds, on April 7. He was 91.
The funeral of Mollie Agnes Carter took place at West Suffolk Crematorium, Risby, on April 16.
Former architect John Stovold, of Fordham, died at Kentford Manor on April 4. He was 85.Born and living in Chelsea, London, he was educated at Sloane School, in Chelsea, and worked as an architect with Pascall and Watson in London.
A remark made almost as an aside at an inquest forced many of us to consider an aspect of Newmarket of which we either know nothing or chose to ignore.
Matthew Parry and Kim Hudson were married at St Mary the Virgin Church in Dalham.
Mark Benjamin Hall and Elaine Stella King were married at the Quy Mill Hotel.
Wicken stages its the annual fundraising beer festival on Saturday from 4pm to midnight on the recreation ground in the village’s Chapel Lane.1 comment
A fundraising mini-fete will be held outside the Budgens store in Clay Street, Soham, on Saturday.
Angry? I should think so, too.
I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read that £7,000 of public money was used to fund private surgery for a key council member of staff, enabling her early return to work.
I want to make one thing absolutely clear.
I never thought that I would ever have much sympathy for any Labour members of the Newmarket Town Council, but your story of April 25 had me spitting feathers.
The funeral of Frederick Muller took place at St Mary’s Church, Burwell, and West Suffolk Crematorium, Risby, on April 15.
Local preacher and stallholder, Ivor Claude Brown, died at Childwick House, Newmarket, on April 14. He was 89.
St Andrew’s Church, Isleham, was packed on March 20 for the funeral of Stewart Quinn, a well-known character who had lived all his life in Isleham and had many friends. Mr Quinn, who died suddenly on February 27, was one week off his 59th birthday.
An Isleham woman born and bred celebrated her 100th birthday last week.
Eric Dunning, one of the founder members of Newmarket’s local history society, has stepped down as chairman of the group.
Willie Carson, John Reid and Kevin Darley will be signing autographs at 1pm in the winners’ enclosure on Newmarket’s Rowley Mile on Sunday.
Inspired by the thousands who pounded the pavements last weekend?
Since a letter appeared in the Journal asking Newmarket mayor George Lambton (or his trustees) and Bill Sadler to explain the mayor’s interest in developing the George Lambton Playing Fields, there has been an eerie silence.
Local people can make a real difference to healthcare in west Suffolk.
It is my understanding that the huge, hideous Premier Inn Hotel was allowed on condition that there was a disabled drop-off point and one disabled parking space and that the rest of their clientele would arrive by foot, bike or taxi and not in their own cars.
At about midday on Thursday, April 18, I was walking along the footpath in the High Street, Newmarket, when outside the shop Phones 4u I tripped on the uneven flagstones and fell. I was immediately aware of a lady offering me help.
Through your columns, may I sincerely thank everyone who supported our charity concert in Fordham on Saturday.
I would just like to thank reporter Graham Clark and the Journal for their tremendous help and support in locating Frankel’s ﬁrst race card – all the race cards at present are being professionally framed in order for them to be presented in the best possible way.
The funeral of Doreen Heffer took place at St Martin’s Church, Exning, and West Suffolk Crematorium, Risby, on April 12.
St Mary’s Church, Burwell, was packed on March 27 for the funeral of village stalwart, Cyril Charles Durrant.
On April 11, the funeral of Cyril John Bishop was held at St Martin’s Church, Exning, the church where he was a dedicated choir member, crucifer and lay elder and for which he had received a long-service award.
Ask any sensible person what makes a school a success and they do not ramble on about syllabus reform or fancy new streaming systems; especially they do not talk about Government policies. Sensibly, they talk about teachers. They talk about inspiration. So it did my old heart good to read what Oxford physics student Natalie Fuller had to say about her maths teacher, Jill Smith, at Mildenhall College. “When you come from a school where no teacher has any experience of sending students to Oxford the whole process seems rather daunting. If it wasn’t for one teacher, I wouldn’t be here.” And then Natalie went on to set out in detail how her marvellous “Miss” has worked so hard to get the best out of her students from an improbable base. Jill Smith deserves her national accolade and Natalie gets 10 out of 10 for grace and generosity.
Burwell - History Society: Chloe Cockrill spoke on Heraldry, It’s All Around You and after an interesting talk on the rules of heraldry and the information that can be gleaned from looking at heraldic shields and family crests, members will be able to understand so much more when visiting historic buildings. At the next meeting Polly Howat entertained with a talk on Wise and Unwise Women. Members enjoyed hearing about traditions, superstitions, stories and practical tips from women of Fen villages and travelling families.
10 YEARS AGO, Journal, April 24, 2003:
The funeral of Molly Downing took place at West Suffolk Crematorium, Risby, on April 3.
Retired school caretaker Daphne Gladys Kidd died at St George’s Court care home, Cambridge, on March 23.
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