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Help me make a difference to impoverished communities

My name is Edward Griss and I am a member of the Primates Scout Explorer unit in Mendlesham. I am a resident in Columbine Way, Gislingham. I have been selected to be part of the 120 strong Explorers and Leaders expedition to South Africa representing Suffolk Scouts which will take place in July/August 2017. During

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Sponsor a flower display!

Gislingham flower festival – 26-28th August “Simple Pleasures”. Friends of St Mary’s, Gislingham invite individuals and families to mark this special and colourful annual event, either to remember or celebrate the lives of family loved ones, by sponsoring one of the many displays. The cost is £30 and you have the option of having your

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Gislingham Spring Litter Pick Team 2017

There was a fantastic turn-out on Sunday 23rd April in Gislingham for the “Spring Litter Pick”. Over twenty-five adults and young children turned out in force to pick up all the litter from the road sides, grass verges and foot paths, and even the road signs were given a wash and clean up! This was

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Tip off, rip off – the dangers of Facebook

Most of the information fraudsters need to steal your identity can be found on Facebook……… Fraudsters need just three pieces of personal information to steal your identity, most of which can be found on your Facebook profile. All it takes is your name, date of birth and address for fraudsters to steal your identity and

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Golden performance for silver wedding play

Gislingham Variety Club’ chose appropriately to celebrate their own silver jubilee by staging for their April production, the classic play by J.B.Priestley, When We Are Married. This centres on three couples celebrating their joint 25 years wedding anniversaries with a ‘bit of a do’. Then unwelcome news turns their world upside down. Set in Edwardian

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Gislingham WI report

In March we had a coach trip to the National WI Craft Fair at Alexandra Palace. 21 of us set off from Gislingham Village Hall on a rather chilly morning and spent a very pleasant day looking at all the different crafts available and at the same time some of us had a bit of

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The Children’s Society – Thank you!

The amount collected from the annual house box opening was £559.37, slightly less than 2015. The soup lunch held on 19th November 2016 in Gislingham Village Hall raised £316.03. Making a grand total sent to the Children’s Society of £875.40. Very many thanks to all those who contributed in any way. Details of the profit

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Spot the online scams

Residents are being warned about a lot of scam emails and texts; most of which tell the recipient that they are locked out of their account, it has been blocked, or limited.  These are all examples of phishing. Phishing plays on the word ‘fishing’, in that the fraudsters fish for potential victims by sending emails, social

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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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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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