Archive: Mar 2017

In conversation with Richard Adams and Michael Stevenson

This month, I talk to Richard Adams and Michael Stevenson, Co-Directors of the forthcoming Gislingham Variety Club production of “When We Are Married” – Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th April, Gislingham Village Hall. JN: What is the play about? MS: When We Are Married is a comedy by J. B. Priestley. It was first performed

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Confessions of a costume designer

By the time, you read this article we will be a quarter way through the year. Quite a sobering thought. The WI have been busy in March. Some of our members attended the South-Eastern Federation Annual meeting at Trinity Park. We enjoyed some very interesting talks on various charities and associations who try to help

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Getting started with vegetables

Recently a reader asked me about growing vegetables as they hadn’t a clue. So here for her and anyone else who might be interested are some very general tips to get started. Ambitious vegetable gardens are seldom achievable in a small garden especially if you are planning on swathes of potatoes and brassicas that are

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Parish council update

It has been some months since I last wrote any Parish Council notes but an outstanding result you will read about separately in this Messenger is the Local Council Award presented by SALC at our February meeting. The award was the result of much effort by all members of the Council but especially Terry Williams

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Gislingham’s Kay Mollett to go bald for charity

According to the Diss Express, Gislingham resident Kay Mollett will be getting her head shaved 6pm this Sunday, along with cousin Glen Brewer and friend Trevor Steed, at the Mellis Railway Tavern. The event is in memory of her brother Simon who had a heart attack aged 48. The aim is to raise at least

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Neighbourhood Watch update

The latest crime statistics published by the Police covers January 2017. During that month, they show one crime, a burglary in Finningham Road – as usual, no details. A resident in West View Gardens reported that she saw a man carrying a length of guttering enter her neighbour’s property. She did not think that the

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Scam warnings

Council Tax Scams Residents are advised to be on their guard after several reports of fraudsters contacting Suffolk residents by phone, text or email about their council tax. One Suffolk resident has reported receiving an email from ‘Online Council TAX UK’ which claimed they were owed a refund, and requesting they provide their bank details

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Restrictions continue after avian flu found at second Redgrave farm

Restrictions on keeping chickens under cover that were originally scheduled to be lifted 28th February will continue following the discovery of the H5N8 strain of avian flu at a second farm. An additional 55,000 birds in Redgrave are to be slaughtered. Once the cull has taken place, the farm will be cleansed and disinfected. The

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