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Neighbourhood watch update

The latest crime statistics published by the Police covers December 2016. During that month they show one crime, in Finningham Road – as usual, no details, just a description of ‘public order offence’ During the same period the statistics show 6 ‘crimes’ in or near Mellis & Yaxley – mainly burglaries, so be careful about

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Teenage Cancer Trust quiz thank you

Thank you to all who came along and supported the quiz in memory of Jack and to raise money for the Teenage cancer trust which made such a difference to Jack’s treatment. A huge thank you to all who helped before, during and after, Malthouse Security who kindly sponsored the event and local businesses who

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Wanted more Friends!!

Friends of St Mary’s, Gislingham, is a charity dedicated to maintaining in good condition the fabric and surroundings of our wonderful medieval church. A recent in depth report has shown that several areas of remedial work are required and plans are being organised for this to be carried out as soon as possible. All the

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Gislingham WI update – trip to Alexandra Palace

In February Moira Hammond our WI representative for Associated Country Women of the World spoke to us about the work that they do for the disadvantaged. We as a WI collect pennies for friendship and she explained where our money is used to help others. Our March meeting is a trip to the National WI

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Rose Goddard, born 1410

Graham contacted us with the following comment. “My 16 x great grandmother is buried in St Mary’s Churchyard, so I amled to believe. “She was born in 1410 . I believe that her son Nicholas ( 15 gtgrandfather) is also buried in the churchyard . “We might have been in the village for generations before

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Tip off, Rip off!

Suffolk Trading Standards have received details recently of a resident in Suffolk who lost £3000 after being duped by bogus tech support callers. Working from home, on her work laptop, she allowed the scammer remote access, providing the scammer with access to her personal financial details. This incident has not only highlighted the scam, once

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Electrical tools stolen in local burglary

A number of electrical garden tools were stolen in Gislingham during the night of Wednesday January 4th, according to the East Anglian Daily Times. The perpetrators forced their way into an outbuilding and stole a mini moto, chainsaw, trimmer, hedge trimmer and pressure washer. Police are asking any witnesses or anyone with information to call

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News from the village hall

The Village Hall Management Committee are in the process of setting up a Village Hall website. Details can be found at http://gislinghamvh.onesuffolk.net/ The Christmas Quiz held on 10th December 2016 was an outstanding success with 15 teams comprising of 90 people attending. Congratulations to the Stage Right team who were the winners on the night.

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Help us keep music alive!

Our current band hut has come to the end of its’ useful life after serving the band well for many years. We have planning permission to demolish it and to build a purpose built hall with a small kitchen area and an adapted toilet. Our current hut is also used by The Jubilee Singers and

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Gislingham WI Update

At our AGM in November, after 4 years as our president, Dilys Sewell stood down and I have taken over the job. Big shoes to fill but with the help of the Committee I shall do my best. Gislingham WI is now into its 71st year, having celebrated our 70th birthday and Christmas at a

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