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Queen Street Resurfacing 7th to 13th August

Suffolk County Council are resurfacing Queen Street from the Church Street junction to Skinners Lane from Thursday 7th to Wednesday 13th August 2014. The work is described as "high impact, delays likely" as you can see from the closure notice on the website reproduced below:…


Added by Webmaster on July 25, 2014 at 22:40 — No Comments

Post Office to open on Tuesday 14th October

In a week that has seen bad news for the village about the Spar shop we are pleased to bring some good news. The Post Office in the Library at Stradbroke Courthouse will open on Tuesday 14th October at 2.30pm.

In order to carry out the work needed for the post office to open Stradbroke…


Added by Courthouse and Library Trust on July 25, 2014 at 19:43 — 3 Comments

Shop Group dismisses traffic concerns as "patently absurd"

In an email to all Stradbroke parish councillors Roger Turkington has dismissed traffic concerns about the proposed co-op store on the former garage site near to the Primary School as "patently absurd". Turkington writes:

For Claire and/or James to suggest lives will be put at risk because of…


Added by James Hargrave on July 24, 2014 at 21:30 — 2 Comments

East of England Co-Op confirm interest in Garage site and offer community consultation

The East of England Co-op (which isn't the same group as "The Co-operative" that has been in the news a lot) have confirmed that they are interested in the former Stradbroke Garage site.

They confirmed…


Added by Webmaster on July 24, 2014 at 13:30 — 13 Comments

This Month's Welcome Mat!

June 2014 Visits to -  2,411 visits (8,619 pages viewed)…


Added by Webmaster on July 23, 2014 at 21:02 — No Comments

Spar will not re-open after all

Disappointing news broke today that the Spar Shop will not after all be re-opening soon. This follows the dramatic revelations at the last Parish Council meeting on 14th July by Roger Turkington that a small group of people also including Council Vice-Chairman Oliver Last and former parish Councillor Don Darling had…


Added by Webmaster on July 23, 2014 at 13:36 — 28 Comments

July Meeting. Lavender Baskets

Our July meeting had a hint of perfume in the air, as we welcomed Janet Whiteside with her Lavender Baskets Workshop, but before we all settled down to learn, Dorothy welcomed Edna Scarrfe and Jenny Hyde to our meeting who were joining us for the first time. We also had a surprise visit from Bernadette Smith a member of the Board of the South East Federation of W.Is., and she certainly picked a great night to join us. A note of…


Added by Stradbroke WI on July 18, 2014 at 17:02 — No Comments

A View from the Gallery

A Viiew from the Gallery took a holiday this month. I look forward to viewing the PC minutes to catch up on the news. Back soon.

Added by A View from the Gallery on July 18, 2014 at 9:51 — No Comments

The Parish Pump June 2014


11 members of the public attended a fairly lively meeting.

Public Forum: Damian Royal brought the meeting up to date on the situation at the Spar shop. He and his partner, Rachael Lambley, have taken over the store and hope to have it open in the very near future. On behalf of…


Added by Parish Council Watch on July 11, 2014 at 19:24 — No Comments

Mythical Maze Summer Reading Challenge 2014

This years Summer Reading Challenge for primary school aged children is called Mythical Maze.

You’ll be a-mazed at what is going down at Stradbroke Library this summer. It’s Mythical…


Added by Courthouse and Library Trust on July 7, 2014 at 8:01 — No Comments

Will you stand for the Parish Council?

There is currently a "casual vacancy" for a Parish Councillor. If you are interested in being considered please contact Carol Smy, clerk to the Council or phone 01379 384679. Currently only three of the twelve councillors are women who are significantly under represented on the Council.

A new councillor will be elected at the next full parish council meeting on…


Added by Webmaster on July 6, 2014 at 19:00 — No Comments

A summer of music and fun in Stradbroke!

As the Stradbroke Festifull continues into its second day Stradbroke has a whole Summer of music and fun to look forward to!!


Radio Stradbroke are broadcasting live from the Ivy House on Sunday 6th July raising funds for the…


Added by Webmaster on June 29, 2014 at 11:09 — No Comments

Possible Tornado spotted in Stradbroke!

ITV Anglia are reporting that a possible tornado has been spotted in Stradbroke during thunderstorms yesterday. Stradbroke resident Andy Bevan took the photograph shown yesterday in his garden.…


Added by Webmaster on June 29, 2014 at 10:01 — No Comments

Good Neighbours!

Added by The Stradbroke Monthly on June 28, 2014 at 23:56 — No Comments

Live Music for the Summer Months!

Summer is a quieter time for Radio Stradbroke, but we are never far away.

DJ Huggy is heading into the Stradisphere

With the Stradisphere Pre-Party!

Showcasing many of the acts performing at Stradisphere…


Added by Radio Stradbroke on June 28, 2014 at 23:00 — No Comments


13th September 2014 – 10.00am – 4.00pm

This promises to be an exciting fun day out for all the family. We will be offering new activities for our pupils and the whole community. There will be live music, fairground games, bouncy castles, two halls of art and craft stalls, a large classic car and bike display area, bbq, pancakes, ice cream and drinks. We are hosting a Decorate Your Bike Competition, more details will follow. If you would like to take part please contact Linda James…


Added by Stradbroke High School on June 28, 2014 at 20:40 — No Comments

Stradbroke Monthly July/August 2014

Added by The Stradbroke Monthly on June 28, 2014 at 12:03 — No Comments

B1118 "Red Bridge" Closure in July

During July work is taking place to repair the "Red Bridge" on the B1118 Diss to Stradbroke road just outside Oakley. As a consequence:

Friday 11th July to Tuesday 29th July

The B1118 at the bridge will be closed to vehicles. Access for pedestrians and cyclists through the site to be maintained.

Wednesday 30th July to Saturday 2nd August

A single lane of the B1118 at the bridge will be opened with traffic controlled…


Added by Webmaster on June 24, 2014 at 22:30 — No Comments

Superfast Broadband on way to Stradbroke!

BAD NEWS: Looks like this email was sent in error, we are asking BT to clarify

Exciting news broke today that Stradbroke has been added to the BT Openreach roadmap to get superfast broadband!

Currently the…


Added by Webmaster on June 24, 2014 at 20:00 — 2 Comments

Festifull 2014

The 2014 Festifull will be held on 28th-29th June 2014.

UPDATE: Programme information is now available on the Event Page

Stradbroke "fest-i-full of fun" aims to be bigger and better than ever! Animal displays, side shows,…


Added by Webmaster on June 22, 2014 at 21:20 — 2 Comments

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