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Grove Farm Planning Application vanishes from Mid Suffolk's website

Posted by Webmaster on February 27, 2015 at 10:14 0 Comments

Yesterday the Grove Farm planning application for 52 houses disappeared from Mid Suffolk District Council's planning website.

After inquiries to the Planning Office it transpires that only the listed building consent for the barns was supposed to have been released at this stage. The rest of the details appeared due to an administrative error at Mid Suffolk who now say:

In respect of the creation of 54 dwellings, this application will be valid I suspect in the next couple of months and will be the subject of formal consultation at that time. 

If you want to comment on the whole Grove Farm development then please watch this site for more information! Any comments you might have sent to Mid Suffolk will need to be sent again when the consultation for the houses begins!

Will no-one rid me of this troublesome councillor?

Posted by James Hargrave on February 24, 2015 at 8:00 0 Comments

In 1170 Archbishop Thomas Becket got into a dispute with the King Henry II. The King is commonly thought to have said words to the effect of will no-one rid me of this troublesome priest. Although there is some dispute that this is what he actually said.

What is not in dispute though is the fact that others interpreted this as a royal command to murder the Archbishop who was famously martyred in Canterbury Cathedral.

Becket like many before and after him was causing problems for people in authority and the King wanted rid of him. Quite probably he would have settled for him vanishing off to another land but he certainly wanted to stop his meddling.

Here in Stradbroke over the past year or so the "powers that be" have uttered similar words about me. Don't…


A Lifer!

Posted by gillian johnson on February 21, 2015 at 9:47 4 Comments

Having read various blogs and responses, I too have felt compelled to share my views.

Firstly may I say I have lived here for 48 years (Yes, I was born here!), and still do live here. 

I would like to add that I for one think the Parish Council do a thank less task and I think I am fairly confident in saying that not many of us will be putting ourselves forward in May for the job (or maybe I am wrong!)

However, I whole heartedly believe that the most important issue on anyones agenda should be 'whats best for our village and the residents in it' and if this means people pushing their opinions forward on this website and via any social networking site, then so be it.....after all its the age we live in!!

Back in the dark ages (when I was young!), Stradbroke did have many more shops its true, I remember a choice of petrol stations, a vets, a bank, a haberdashery and at least 3 grocery shops, the list goes on... sadly…


1215 (Magna Carta) and all that !

Posted by Terence on February 20, 2015 at 14:07 0 Comments

I am sure many residents of Stradbroke will have been shocked by recent events in France, Denmark and other places where there have been attacks on  Freedom of Speech and on the Press.

I am very surprised by the reactions in this village against anyone who wants to express a ‘different’ point of view on important local matters, or who questions how the parish council and other bodies are  carrying out their  public responsibilities.

I do not agree with everything on this website but I will defend the right of individuals to express their opinion on it. I will also defend the website itself in that it does provide everyone an opportunity to have their say.

With freedom of speech comes responsibility : clearly you cannot libel, or make false accusations  of crime or other unacceptable behaviours. I also believe in avoiding personal insults, or using inflammatory or crude language.

The converse responsibility, in a world of free speech, is that those who do…


The January 2015 Welcome Mat!

Posted by Webmaster on February 19, 2015 at 20:00 0 Comments

January 2015 Visits to

2,438 visits (6, 842 pages viewed)

Visits in 2014 - 31,696 (114,978 pages viewed)

Visits in 2013 - 14,644 (62,500 pages viewed)

Visits since 2005 (when we started measuring visits!) - 120, 184 (572,421 pages viewed)

60,112 separate visitors have seen since 1st January…



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