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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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Update from the playgroup

This term has been very busy with a trip to Banham zoo, a yoga session with Clare Hall and taking part in the school sports day. Our theme this term has been people who help us, we had a visit from a parent who is a doctor and a local policeman. We have been busy

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Flower, vegetable and craft show – Saturday 15th August

Once again Gislingham Allotments & Garden Association is organising our local produce show. We will have a wide variety of exhibits from Flowers, Vegetables and Craft items in the show which will be open to the public at Gislingham Village Hall on Saturday 15th August between 2.00- 4.00pm. Refreshments will be available. We welcome entries

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Gislingham man given conditional discharge after child cruelty trial

Gerald West, from Martins Meadow, Gislingham, along with another man, was given a conditional discharge by Ipswich Crown Court after pleading guilty to a charge of cruelty to a person aged under 16. The charges date from when West was employed by Oakwood School in Stowmarket. According to the Diss Express, the judge – in

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Three local ladies win awards

Three local ladies have been presented with Achievement Awards for services to the community by the District Council. Betty Wells lives in Mellis and her award commended her contributions to the community covering a timescale of 30 years as a member of Mellis Parish Council for many years, a member of the Parochial Church Council

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Dad’s Army

Don’t panic, but 2015 marks the 75th anniversary of the formation of the Home Guard, when men were asked to join up in the expectation of an imminent German invasion. It was soon nicknamed ‘Dad’s Army’ owing to the relatively advanced age of its 1.5 million members. To mark this significant event, Gislingham Variety Club

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Witnesses sought after phone cabling theft attempt

Internet and telephone connectivity was down in Gislingham after would-be thieves cut some of the cable that provides these services to the village. The incident took place after 11pm yesterday (Wednesday). The perpetrators were disturbed before they could complete the theft. According to the Diss Express, anyone with information relating to this crime should contact

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Gislingham Residents in Charity Skydive

Following on from Ruth’s Charity Hair Shave in March, fundraising at Morrisons has been carrying on at a relentless pace. There has been a quiz night, bingo nights, 5 a side football tournament, British bake off cake competition and static bike rides. Now the bar has been raised and the biggest challenge to date is

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