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Parish council update

Due to the deadline for The Messenger this month I cannot review the business of the Parish Council Meeting held on 21 November. Instead, like last month I should like to make some announcements. There will be Carol Singing around the Village Christmas Tree in front of the Village Hall on Monday 19 December starting at 6:30pm.

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Parish Council update

Rather than give a summary of the proceedings of the last Parish Council Meeting held on 17 October, I will use this space to make some important announcements. Those interested in MSDC planning decisions will be pleased to know that Mr Philip Isbell will give a brief presentation followed by a Q&A session preceding the next PCM on

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Gislingham woman admits six thefts

A woman from Gislingham may face a jail sentence after changing to a ‘guilty’ plea in a case involving multiple theft. Karen Robinson of Broadfield Road was due to stand trial at Ipswich Crown Court before changing the original ‘not guilty’ plea. According to the Diss Express, the woman’s lawyer said that she had been

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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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Parish council update

The Parish Council meeting on 15 August dealt substantially with planning applications. As well as discussing the Planning Enquiry due to be held on 22 and 23 August into the outline planning proposal to build 40 new homes behind Westview Gardens, there was much discussion on the proposal to build five new houses on Mill St opposite Sunnybrook Close. On

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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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Parish council update

At the Parish Council meeting held on 16 May, many thanks were expressed for the large number of volunteers who turned up on Sunday 1 May to pick up litter. As ever, it was not the centre of the village which had most litter but the roads leading into and out of Gislingham, indicating it was most likely car drivers who

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Parish council update

Due the early deadline for The Messenger this month it had not been possible to provide a summary of the Parish Council Meeting that was held on 21 March. The draft Minutes, however, are on the web site and the notice board outside the shop. Instead here are some notices which might be of interest.

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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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