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Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal 2017

This year’s House to House and static collections for the Poppy Appeal in Gislingham, Finningham and Westhorpe raised the magnificent sum of £1585. This is slightly more than last year. My very grateful thanks on behalf of the Legion are once again sent to the very dedicated and hardworking House to House and static collectors.

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The East Anglian Air Ambulance benefits thanks to Colin Davis’ photo and The Messenger.

When an East Anglian Air Ambulance Helicopter landed in the field behind his garden, Gislingham resident Colin Davis hadn’t realised a photo he was about to take, would create such interest from both local and national media. Following one of Colin’s photos appearing on the cover of the August issue of The Messenger, the photo

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Village hall update

The Trustees are pleased to announce that they have received funding from Mid Suffolk District Council towards the refurbishment of the hall and kitchen. These works will necessitate closing the hall. Once we have concrete information on dates all users will be contacted. FORTHCOMING EVENTS AT THE HALL Saturday 18th November – Wine Tasting Evening

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Duke of Cambridge makes a flying visit to Gislingham

When Lynda Robinson was playing with her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Lily on her lounge floor one evening, little did she know that within twelve hours, HRH The Duke of Cambridge would be standing on her doorstep. Unfortunately, for Lynda, whilst playing with Lily she slipped a disc in her back and was unable to

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News from Gislingham village hall

It is with regret that the Chairman informed the Trustees that he had received a letter of resignation from Jane Franklin. Jane had been a Trustee for many years and had worked tirelessly to help make the Village Hall an integral part of the village. At present there are vacancies for Trustees on the Village

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Gislingham playgroup news

This term we have been very busy enjoying our garden and walks around the village. We took part in sports day with the school, and the children starting school in September have been into reception class meeting their teachers and meeting new friends. We would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Summer Holiday,

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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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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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