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Gislingham WI report

In March we had a coach trip to the National WI Craft Fair at Alexandra Palace. 21 of us set off from Gislingham Village Hall on a rather chilly morning and spent a very pleasant day looking at all the different crafts available and at the same time some of us had a bit of

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The Children’s Society – Thank you!

The amount collected from the annual house box opening was £559.37, slightly less than 2015. The soup lunch held on 19th November 2016 in Gislingham Village Hall raised £316.03. Making a grand total sent to the Children’s Society of £875.40. Very many thanks to all those who contributed in any way. Details of the profit

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Spot the online scams

Residents are being warned about a lot of scam emails and texts; most of which tell the recipient that they are locked out of their account, it has been blocked, or limited.  These are all examples of phishing. Phishing plays on the word ‘fishing’, in that the fraudsters fish for potential victims by sending emails, social

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Confessions of a costume designer

By the time, you read this article we will be a quarter way through the year. Quite a sobering thought. The WI have been busy in March. Some of our members attended the South-Eastern Federation Annual meeting at Trinity Park. We enjoyed some very interesting talks on various charities and associations who try to help

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Parish council update

It has been some months since I last wrote any Parish Council notes but an outstanding result you will read about separately in this Messenger is the Local Council Award presented by SALC at our February meeting. The award was the result of much effort by all members of the Council but especially Terry Williams

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Gislingham’s Kay Mollett to go bald for charity

According to the Diss Express, Gislingham resident Kay Mollett will be getting her head shaved 6pm this Sunday, along with cousin Glen Brewer and friend Trevor Steed, at the Mellis Railway Tavern. The event is in memory of her brother Simon who had a heart attack aged 48. The aim is to raise at least

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Neighbourhood Watch update

The latest crime statistics published by the Police covers January 2017. During that month, they show one crime, a burglary in Finningham Road – as usual, no details. A resident in West View Gardens reported that she saw a man carrying a length of guttering enter her neighbour’s property. She did not think that the

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Scam warnings

Council Tax Scams Residents are advised to be on their guard after several reports of fraudsters contacting Suffolk residents by phone, text or email about their council tax. One Suffolk resident has reported receiving an email from ‘Online Council TAX UK’ which claimed they were owed a refund, and requesting they provide their bank details

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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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Young Messengers – Road Safety

At school, two eco-councillors have been chosen to be the Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSOs.) We wear badges so that we can be recognised. We feel that it is not just the pupils in school who need to know about road safety, it is also the parents and people who drive children to school. We

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