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The fight is not over yet

There was a collective sigh of relief in Stradbroke on Monday evening/Tuesday morning, as news filtered out that Stradbroke Parish Council had rejected a planning application by the East of England Co-op to build a shop in Queen Street opposite Stradbroke Primary School. Except for one abstention, all councillors voted against the planning application.

Now, collective sighs of relief are all very well, but, in the end, parish councils have very little power compared to district and…


Added by Richard Pierce on February 16, 2015 at 20:24 — No Comments

Stradbroke Parish Council 9th February 2015

Added by Parish Council Watch on February 11, 2015 at 7:52 — No Comments

Parish Council votes to recommend refusal of co-op planning application

Stradbroke Parish Council voted tonight to recommend refusal of the planning application for a co-op store opposite the Primary School. All councillors voted for refusal except the local District councillor who abstained. Councillors were concerned about the traffic situation outside the primary school and supported the view of Suffolk County Council highways department and Stradbroke Primary School's Governing Body.

Earlier in the meeting a representative of the…


Added by Webmaster on February 9, 2015 at 23:05 — No Comments

It takes a village to raise a child...

Back in 2007 a planning application for the former Stradbroke Garage site was submitted. The plan was to build houses and the letter asking for a response from the primary school arrived during the school summer holidays...

At that time Ann Kerr was both the Vice-Chair of the School's…


Added by James Hargrave on February 8, 2015 at 13:30 — No Comments

To be or Not to be . . . . .

A sustainable village or a small town? That is the question.

It was a throw away remark at the December PC meeting which has stuck with me ever since. Are we changing from Village life to Town living and if so is that what Stradbroke wants? Well, after reading the analysis report by David Spenser commissioned by the Neighbourhood Plan the answer across the board is ‘NO’.  We want to remain a sustainable village with a close community with small pockets of growth spread throughout the…


Added by A View from the Gallery on February 7, 2015 at 1:30 — No Comments

County Council Highways recommends refusal of proposed co-op plans

Suffolk County Council Highways has sent a clear recommendation to Mid Suffolk that they should refuse the planned co-op development on road safety grounds. In a letter you can see attached to this post Highways provides four reasons for refusing the application including:

SCC believes that any significant increase in traffic volume on the B1118 at this…


Added by Webmaster on February 5, 2015 at 17:57 — No Comments

Accident causes traffic chaos outside Primary School

As the consultation on the proposed Co-op store began this week an accident at school run time on Tuesday morning caused chaos outside the Primary School. Thankfully nobody was hurt in the accident involving two cars but traffic was brought to a standstill until one of the cars was pushed out of the…


Added by Webmaster on February 4, 2015 at 7:30 — No Comments

Audio recording of Co-op Consultation Public Meeting in November

Added by Parish Council Watch on February 3, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

Co-op planning application submitted

The East of England Co-Operative Society have submitted a planning application for a new store in Stradbroke opposite the Primary School.

Stradbroke residents have until 25th February to give their views to Mid Suffolk District Council who will determine the application.

The plans are pretty much identical to…


Added by Webmaster on February 2, 2015 at 22:30 — 16 Comments

Stradbroke Parish Council 12th January 2015

Added by Parish Council Watch on February 2, 2015 at 6:59 — No Comments

The Stradbroke Monthly February 2015

Added by The Stradbroke Monthly on January 28, 2015 at 20:30 — No Comments

Cricket Club "Turbo 10 Challenge"

Due to illness the Turbo 10 Challenge planned for Sunday 1st Feb at Stradbroke High School has been CANCELLED

It is hoped it can be rescheduled later in the this space!

Added by Radio Stradbroke on January 25, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Neighbourhood Planning: Full Presentation from 19th Jan meeting

Added by Parish Council Watch on January 20, 2015 at 18:30 — No Comments

Grove Farm and Co-op "elephants in the room" at neighbourhood planning feedback meeting

Around 40 Stradbroke residents were at the Community Centre last night to hear the results of market research carried out by David Spenser on behalf of the neighbourhood plan.

David met with eight groups of five or six Stradbroke residents of all ages from teenagers to retired people and told the…


Added by James Hargrave on January 20, 2015 at 7:30 — 2 Comments

Popularity of new post office leads to opening hours review at Stradbroke Library

Due to the popularity of the new post office in Stradbroke Library, Suffolk Libraries and the Stradbroke Courthouse and Library Trust are now considering changes to the opening hours to include a Monday afternoon opening to allow an extra mail collection.



Added by The Court House on January 19, 2015 at 22:00 — No Comments

Neighbourhood Plan Meeting on "future of Stradbroke"

NOTE: this event was advertised in the Stradbroke Monthly on 14th but the date has been changed. Text below is from the organisers

"A series of informal discussions (focus groups) on the main challenges facing our village were held during December. These were led by an Independent Market Research professional, David Spenser, and…


Added by Webmaster on January 13, 2015 at 12:30 — 1 Comment

January Meeting 2015

January 2015

The start of another year and a busy one in prospect.

Moyra opened the meeting by giving a very generous thank you to the committee for all their hard work in arranging the very successful Gala dinner.

Dorothy then welcomed everyone with a New Year Greeting and we got underway with the…


Added by Stradbroke WI on January 11, 2015 at 14:05 — No Comments

December Meeting

 It was Gala Night on the 18th December, and for us it was a double celebration. We were celebrating Stradbroke W.I. 90th Anniversary, together with our Christmas Dinner. It was Party Night! To celebrate our 90 years, Dorothy and Sue Gray…


Added by Stradbroke WI on January 10, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

This Months Welcome Mat!

December 2014 Visits to

2,772 visits (8,181 pages viewed)…


Added by Webmaster on January 3, 2015 at 22:00 — No Comments

Marty's Christmas Crackers!!

Marty's Christmas Crackers! The traditional Christmas Morning show we all listen to whilst unwrapping presents and preparing sprouts! Not to be missed! 9am to 12pm on Christmas Day LIVE at

Radio Stradbroke and the Stradbroke Village Website wish you all a very happy Christmas…


Added by Radio Stradbroke on December 24, 2014 at 21:24 — No Comments

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