Archive for December, 2009

Rodbridge to Cavendish Road is Finally Reclassified

Well it took the best part of four years but if you had occasion to travel to Sudbury in the last few days, you may have noticed that the signage for the Rodbridge-Cavendish road has been altered to reflect the fact that this road in now no longer the B1064.

As we have stressed before, FLAG does not expect an immediate cessation of through LGV’s using this route but we do expect a reduction over time as the road is gradually removed from LGV in-cab navigation systems. Furthermore, now that the route is no longer part of ECC Highways Strategic Road Network, the option opens up for the residents to make a case for an environmental weight limit in the future in the event that through LGVs persist in using this route. FLAG will continue to monitor the situation and respond as necessary once the situation becomes clearer.

Given the concerns raised regarding the maintenance of winter de-icing post reclassification, it was particularly gratifying to see that this service has been in evidence during the current cold weather.

We at FLAG would like to express our appreciation for the support we have received from our County Council representative David Finch and to ECC Highways for their work in helping to determine the view of the majority in supporting this project.

PINK CHAMPAGNE! A Sparkling Gala of Operetta Gems


Pink Champagne! – Romantic Operetta songs for St. Valentines Eve, in the company of the Merry Widow, who meets the Student Prince in a Desert Song or two from The Land of Smiles, where the Count of Luxembourg and The Chocolate Soldier leads an unforgettable evening of romantic song on the eve of St. Valentines!

Led by Ian McMillan – (former Music Director of Carl Rosa Opera and Director of London Operetta), with Winnie Soutter, Paul Elliott and Quentin Poole aka HIGH IQ & FRIENDS – the same team who entertained us so well last year!

Why not help to set the scene by dressing for the occassion! Black Tie & Ballgowns optional. Come early for a complimentary glass of Pink Fizz and enjoy being serenaded with sumptuous music and a delicious supper prepared by Trish Turner.

Tickets £20 are on sale now! Buy early – last year was a sell out! Reserve yours by contacting Claire Flux (01787 375864), Angela Pacey (01787 310776) or Sara Payne (01787 373014)

In aid of Liston and Borley Churches


The trustees meet twice a year to consider any requests for grants towards educational, religious or other charitable purposes for people in the villages of Foxearth, Liston, Borley and Pentlow.

The next meeting of the trustees is on Tuesday 2nd March 2010. Any requests for grants should be made in writing to Angela Pacey, Pightle, Foxearth by Friday 26th February 2010.