I could hardly believe what I was looking at; several large holes in our front garden where there should be sprouting spring bulbs. At first I thought an animal might be responsible for the damage…Continue
I could hardly believe what I was looking at; several large holes in our front garden where there should be sprouting spring bulbs. At first I thought an animal might be responsible for the damage but upon closer inspecton there were no mounds of spoil from an animals excavation; this was clearly human activity.Someone had deliberately stepped over our low garden rail fence that fronts the pavement of Ash Plough and using a trowel had dug out several bulbs with a big plug of soil leaving deep…See More
"Well I nearly fell off my chair! This idea is why Stradbroke has a dress shop and no general store. Utterly stupid idea and it is a crying shame the development plan is not in place now. However, it is a good heads up that…"
"An interesting meeting tonight and well attended. If all the people who attended tonights meeting use the shop when it re-opens then I could see a future for it. There was a suggestion to meet the new owners to discuss what might be…"
An open meeting for everyone to come along and ask questions, with the Area Manager Rob Davies of SPAR shops and hear his plans for the future regarding our shop in the Village. A great chance to make suggestions of what you would like and not like to see.See More
"Clearly, we need a local shop, post office and a library. I really do not care too much where the post office is sited (shop or library) but what I do care about is that all three should be sustained. I would hate to have one thrive at…"
"It is a crying shame that this shop has closed. I hear all sorts of reasons why but the bottom line is of course the business model just did not work. I hope we do not see a Tesco metro there as we can then kiss goodbye to our baker and…"
"The future of the Courthouse / library is in our hands. The consultation is not a competition for the most innovative usage that MIGHT exist but more a fight for space against our own community centre regarding pricing and availability for the…"
"You are one lucky guy, I happen to have the feline/ canine toilet for the whole of Ash Plough - I'm with you - if you have a pet that you love, clean up after it..you would not want it on your lawn when the grand kids come around - don't…"
"This is not a massive response but the message seems fairly straightforward.
Mary Portas would be more assertive in her assessment I think. The bottom line is it will either sink or swim by it's own efforts. "
There will be a consultation launched on Saturday 2nd March from 10am in the Court House. This is open to all Stradbroke residents and anyone from outside the village too. If you have an idea for the development of this building, then come along register your ideas and ask your questions! The Development group want to hear every single idea! No matter how weird or wonderful, every idea deserves to be aired and considered!So come along. It will be an informal and open to all day, and you also…See More
Stradbroke CinemaOn Thursday, 24th January, 7.00 for 7.30 pm. We are showing “Gambit”. The Bar will be open and ice-creams are on sale in the interval. Admission £5.50Gambit is a 2012 farce directed by Michael Hoffman, starring Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman and Stanley Tucci. It is a remake of the 1966 film of the same name starring Shirley MacLaine and Michael Caine.Curator Harry Deane is an expert in fine art, but he's equally accomplished in taking abuse from his insolent boss.…See More
" As a new villager, I have to agree. However, my comment would be that the shop could be made more of if for instance those massive chest freezers were replaced with upright freezers. In this way the shop could stock…"
Jan 21, 2013
peter kinch is now a member of Stradbroke Village Website