Archive: 2014

Remembering the Fallen of Gislingham

It was supposed to be the War to end all wars. “It’ll be over by Christmas” was the optimistic view at the outbreak of hostilities in the late-summer of 1914. Yet it took another four years and over 2.3million British dead and wounded until the fighting finally stopped. The human cost is unimaginable; not just

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Neighbourhood watch update

Earlier this month a resident in the High Street reported that several builders buckets had been stolen from her home – they had been left by her garage door. These may have little intrinsic value, but do be careful when leaving items in clear view if you don’t want to lose them. If you noticed

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Witnesses sought after phone cabling theft attempt

Internet and telephone connectivity was down in Gislingham after would-be thieves cut some of the cable that provides these services to the village. The incident took place after 11pm yesterday (Wednesday). The perpetrators were disturbed before they could complete the theft. According to the Diss Express, anyone with information relating to this crime should contact

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Chick chat

It is a strange thing (for me) to say but I think my mad little cat Sooty was grieving for his friend Bandit (the dog who died about 3 months ago). He is now recovering well and doesn’t look so sad. In fact he has now gone back to jumping up and pretending to be

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Gislingham Residents in Charity Skydive

Following on from Ruth’s Charity Hair Shave in March, fundraising at Morrisons has been carrying on at a relentless pace. There has been a quiz night, bingo nights, 5 a side football tournament, British bake off cake competition and static bike rides. Now the bar has been raised and the biggest challenge to date is

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Lights out in memory

At 11pm on 4th August 1914, Britain declared war on Germany, ushering one of the darkest periods in our history. As the moment approached, the British Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey, made the famous remark “The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.” Gislingham Parish

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Youth Club update

Dear Members, Parents and Carers Gislingham Youth Club will restart on the 12th September and we will be starting with doing some cooking on a barbecue so please would all of the members bring whatever they would like to cook. I am planning on redecorating the storeroom soon and will send notes home about that

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A rose by any other name

I am concentrating on roses this month prompted perhaps by the fact my hybrid tea roses are becoming as free flowering as the floribundas. To maintain the quality of the blooms, I have been removing the two small side buds from the usual cluster of three buds as soon as it is possible to pick them off with the finger and

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Funding for university costs

There is funding available for UNIVERSITY FEES etc from Gislingham United Charity. It is exclusively for residents of Gislingham. The Trustees were able to get the Charity Commission to agree to change the provisions of the charity to provide for this not very long ago. Announcements, articles in local magazines and information has been issued

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Parish council update

The Parish Council Meeting held on 18 August was relatively short due a seasonal reduction in council business. After some intervention by Cllr Jessica Fleming (our County Councillor), Suffolk County Council Highways Dept confirmed that the replacements for the village sign on the Mellis Rd and the 30mph sign on Finningham Rd were both on order and should be

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