Archive: Sun Jun 2013

British Red Cross Spring/ Summer Snapshot

British Red Cross-Across Suffolk- what we do near you. BBC’s organic gardening guru, Bob Flowerdew, is supporting the Red Cross in Suffolk at Haughley Park Open Garden on Sunday May 12th. He’ll be presenting a talk on ‘No Work Gardening’ – ways to reduce or eliminate unnecessary chores and get more flowers, fruit and produce

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Peter George resigns as chairman of Gislingham Village Hall

The Village Hall Management Committee has reluctantly accepted Peter George’s resignation as Chairman due to business commitments. Peter has served as Chairman for more than 12 years and the Trustees would like to place on record their appreciation for all of his hard work during his tenure. Scott Ronayne has taken over the role of

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Friends of Mendlesham Health Centre

A working group from The Friends of Mendlesham Health Centre met recently to discuss the Health Centre’s annual survey – the results of which were excellent. However, one area which was highlighted was the waiting room at Mendlesham

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Scarecrow competition

Make it and put it in your front garden! Competition theme is “country life”. Closing date for entries: Thursday 20 June 2013

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Who’s Who – Lady Henniker

This month it was a great pleasure to write about a leading figure in the villages served by The Messenger. Julia, Lady Henniker, has been in Thornham Magna since 1976 and, as well as making Suffolk her home, she has made substantial contributions in so many ways to local communities. Coming originally from London &

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Interview with the Dog Learning Zone

Tell us a bit about your business? Dog Learning Zone is a friendly, professional dog training, behaviour and canine therapeutic care centre. It offers high quality puppy and adult dog training classes, 1-1 lessons, agility training, behaviour improvement and canine Tellington Touch. Each of our Instructors is a fully qualified professional with many years experience

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News from the tower

The Gislingham bell ringers are very proud that one of their number, Alan Stanley, has recently been elected as the Chairman of The Suffolk Guild of Bellringers. This is a real honour because Alan has not been ringing long in relative terms. He started learning at Palgrave while we were raising money to restore the

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Chick Chat May 2013

It has been a quiet month at the Henny’s this month with production now more regularly 5 eggs a day and sometimes 4. The Henny’s are all doing well and enjoying the turn in the weather

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Parish Council News May 2013

To meet Messenger deadlines I am writing this before we have held the Annual Parish Meeting (24th April) and the Litter Pick (28th April) so I cannot comment on how successful they were. The meeting held on 2nd April to discuss sports facilities in the village was successful in that we discovered how much enthusiasm

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Gislingham Youth Club

Welcome back everyone. The first week back we had a display by the kick boxing club which was enjoyed by everyone and the rest of our programme looks set to keep everyone interested too. There was a meeting this month about the potential for more sports facilities and although not many people turned up for

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