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New village hall

The Trustees have recently been debating the provision of a new Village Hall and are initially looking for volunteers to set up a Working Party to investigate the viability of proceeding. If you think this might be something you could be interested in, please contact Terry Williams on 01379 783903 or gislinghamvillagehall@gmail.com The Annual General Meeting of the Trustees

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Variety club to perform ‘Oliver’

The Variety Club will be performing Lionel Bart’s musical in Gislingham Village Hall from Wednesday 6th to Saturday 9th April 2016. There will be a read through of the script in the village hall from 2pm to 5pm on Sunday 22nd November and we invite anyone who feels they might be interested in being involved,

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Playgroup news

Playgroup has welcomed 11 new children and their families this term and they are all settling in well. We have been very busy making the most of the fine weather with trips to the park and nature walks collecting leaves and autumn materials. We would like to say a big thank you to the Gardening

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Thanks for the flower festival

We wish everyone who visited and supported the annual Flower Festival held in St Mary’s Church over the August bank holiday a very big THANK YOU for making it such a great success, despite the attempts of the weather to make this event a total wash out!!! In particular we thank the flower arrangers for

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John Watson and the origins of the Watson Bowl

September 2015 marks the 60th anniversary of the opening of the Gislingham Village Hall and there will be a special celebration on Saturday 12 September to mark the occasion. So this month it seems timely to write about Phillip Watson the “project manager” for the building of the Village Hall, and his son, John Watson.

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Guardians of Gislingham

By the time you read this the first skirmish in the proposal to build 40 houses on the Greenfield site behind Westview Gardens and the Church will probably be over – the proposal will be considered by the MSDC Development Committee on Wednesday 26th August – and we will know if the outline planning permission

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News from the village hall

The Trustees have removed the wooden statue from outside the Village Hall as the base had rotted and the structure was in a dangerous condition. FORTHCOMING EVENTS AT THE HALL Saturday 12th September 2015 – Music Festival Village Hall 60th Anniversary Celebration. To celebrate this event we are holding a free to enter music festival

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Guardians of Gislingham meet Jo Churchill MP

Eric Sheehan and Graham Broughton from the Guardians of Gislingham met with Jo Churchill MP on the 17th July to discusss the planning application to build 40 houses in the land to the rear of Westview Gardens and the front of Thornham Road. Jo expressed her concern that the application did not take into consideration the

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