A working rural community set amidst quiet rolling countryside yet within 45 minutes of Norwich, Ipswich and the beautiful Suffolk coast. Elegant old buildings, a magnificent church and plenty of footpaths.Stradbroke is a thriving village.
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NOVEMBER MEETING OF STRADBROKE W.I.
This meeting was our annual meeting when we report on the activities of the past year, our plans for next year and our general situation all of which I am pleased to say are very good with new members abounding and our bank balance looking positively healthy. Gill Bird ,last years’ president and newly elected for a second term, thanked everyone for all their hard work , particularly the committee who were also re-elected en bloc for a second term of fun and games, none more thrilled to be thanked than the lovely Lorraine who positively sparkled when her turn came. Our thanks were also passed to Rose and Christine from Fressingfield W.I. who came to act as tellers for the evening and they received pretty buttonholes for their efforts. Safe to say all is well at Stradbroke W.I. and following…Continue
It really seemed like there were two parish councils last night. First there was the constructive council working hard to raise money to replace ageing children's play equipment and make the village a better place to live.
Secondly there was another Council still clinging onto and fighting the battles of the past. This Council is nasty, cliquey and seems increasingly to be under the influence of people who aren't even members. The two councils clashed last night in a dramatic way leading to one councillor exclaiming that she is "fed up taking time out from my family for this crap" as the Vice-Chairman managed to force the Council…Continue
This is the final post in a series of six blogs , you can read the previous post Right to Reply
October 2016 Meeting
Right at the start of the meeting the Council Chairman Stuart Gemmill announced that three parish councillors had resigned! It became clear that one councillor had moved out of the village but that two councillors had resigned as a result of the disagreement between the Trust and the Council.
The Chairman read out resignation statements for both councillors. Neither of them were present at the…Continue