Community

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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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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