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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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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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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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School corner: A review of Mary Poppins the Musical

This West End musical is one of the best Disney classics by far. Mary Poppins is a show for the family and has impressed all ages from young to old. Combining much-loved characters, it includes numerous laughs, villains and a very high standard of acting. It’s unsurprising that it has become one of the best hits of

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June 22nd 2016: Happy 90th. Birthday, Bob Moyes

Quite a few people will remember Bob Moyes, often seen walking around the Village in his hi-vis jacket listening to his classical music through his earphones. Some may even remember his dog-walking days. However, those sightings have been absent for a few months as Bob, following a long spell of ill-health, is now resident in

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Gislingham skate park

Just a quick update after Gislingham Skate Park committee met last evening (18 th May). We discussed the forthcoming Summer Fair, sadly, after several enquiries and quotes, it is way too expensive to provide a demonstration or equipment for young people to use at the Fair. However, we are planning a stall and other activities,

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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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