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Stradbroke Monthly Editors publish history of magazine in response to recent events

The Editors of the Stradbroke Monthly have produced a history of the magazine covering 1980-2015 in response to recent events. We have decided to publish this so as many Stradbroke residents as possible can read it.

You can also…


Added by The Stradbroke Monthly on June 7, 2015 at 22:00 — 2 Comments

Why is the parish council discussing the magazine again and not broadband?

Over the past few months broadband speeds in Stradbroke have got worse and worse with some people experiencing complete loss of service for days at a time. We know from the discussion at the annual parish meeting and from information published online that faster broadband speeds are coming in September. However only around half of the village will actually get high speed broadband then.

The Stradbroke Monthly on the other hand has never been in a better position. It has a strong…


Added by James Hargrave on June 6, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments

County Council explains more about Superfast broadband for Stradbroke

Suffolk County Council have provided some more information about the availability of "superfast" broadband in Stradbroke. There is not much new but their response does explain in more detail exactly why only half of the village will have Superfast broadband when it launches in September this…


Added by James Hargrave on June 4, 2015 at 0:30 — No Comments

The Stradbroke Monthly June 2015

Added by The Stradbroke Monthly on May 29, 2015 at 0:00 — No Comments

Extraordinary meeting of Parish Council cancelled as former councillors withdraw offer

The newly elected Chairman Stuart Gemmill has cancelled the extraordinary meeting called by the Parish Council to discuss the editorship of The Stradbroke Monthly magazine.

The two former councillors who were unexpectedly…


Added by Parish Council Watch on May 26, 2015 at 22:30 — 1 Comment

May Meeting


Our President welcomed members to our May Meeting and sent good wishes to those who were poorly after which we sang Jerusalem. Our WI meeting was also short of members due to the Service being held in the Church, but nevertheless the 19 members that turned out on a wet evening enjoyed themselves.

A Birthday Buttonhole was taken by a member for Carol Philpot’s Birthday as unfortunately she was too poorly… Continue

Added by Stradbroke WI on May 21, 2015 at 19:58 — No Comments

Stradbroke Parish Council Annual Meeting May 2015

UPDATE 6/6/15: Full audio of council meeting on 18th May published. Apologies for the delay but slow broadband speed has meant it was difficult to upload...

We have published two audio extracts of the meeting so far and hope to have the full audio recording up later today.…


Added by Parish Council Watch on May 20, 2015 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

Parish Councillors attempt to sack magazine editors in "ambush" at annual meeting

Updated with Soundcloud clips from the meeting on 19/5/15 at 17:30

At the first meeting of the newly elected Stradbroke Parish Council last night a group of councillors in what was clearly a planned political ambush tried to oust the four editors of the Stradbroke Monthly magazine and replace…


Added by James Hargrave on May 19, 2015 at 7:00 — 7 Comments

Chenobyl Children

In 2002 - 2006 Mike and I played host to 2 children for the summer month in response to a call from the Friends of Chernobyl Children. Tanya and Alina arrived aged 7 & 8, two very different girls. Tanya was very quiet and sensitive and Alina the opposite. Alina found great joy in sliding under the…


Added by Ann Readman on May 14, 2015 at 13:10 — No Comments

Parish Council Election Results 2015

It was announced at the count on Saturday 9th May that the following thirteen people are elected as Stradbroke Parish councillors for the next four years:

1. Velda Lummis - 442 Votes

2. Stuart Gemmill - 439 Votes

3. Maureen John - 431 Votes

4. Nick Stones - 382 Votes



Added by Parish Council Watch on May 10, 2015 at 13:00 — No Comments

VE Day 2015

Added by Stradbroke Village Archive on May 9, 2015 at 12:39 — No Comments

Suffolk County Council confirm "superfast" broadband for just half of village by September 2015

In response to my previous blog post "When will Stradbroke get Superfast broadband" Suffolk County Council have sent the following statement:

Stradbroke has around 680 premises in the parish, of which over 300 will be live with superfast broadband by the end of September, where the first round of the Better Broadband Programme…


Added by James Hargrave on May 6, 2015 at 9:50 — No Comments

Annual Parish Meeting 2015

Here are the draft minutes from the Annual Parish Meeting held on Tuesday 30th April

Added by Parish Council Watch on May 6, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

Vote for change on Stradbroke Parish Council

Stradbroke Parish Council needs to change.  The elections on 7th May provide a rare opportunity to ensure that it does. The fact that we have 18 people willing to stand shows that people really care about the future of our village.

The Council needs…


Added by James Hargrave on May 5, 2015 at 19:30 — No Comments

A Few Days Left

My personal view on the PC election and who I will vote for is based on  a view from the gallery over the past 18 months and can be viewed on my own page, Ann Readman..

Added by A View from the Gallery on May 5, 2015 at 9:40 — No Comments

A few days to go

A few days left. After 18 months of observing the Parish Council I know where 10 of my 13 crosses will go.

Here they are:

Lynda Ellison-Rose. - The link for the Stradbroke Monthly who did a great job protecting it from attack. She also has the voice of reason.

Oliver Coles and George Chaplin - Two young councillors who have shown a refreshing new approach through knowledge of the village. I am sorry they didn't give the Stradbroke Monthly and us more…


Added by Ann Readman on May 5, 2015 at 9:36 — No Comments

The April 2015 Welcome Mat!

April 2015 Visits to 

3,896 visits (10,026 pages viewed)…


Added by Web Team on May 4, 2015 at 20:00 — No Comments

When will Stradbroke get "superfast" broadband?

Anyone who attended the annual parish meeting last night might have ended up with a feeling of deja-vu. Stradbroke's County Councillor Guy McGregor faced exactly the same questions about the availability of "superfast" (fibre to the cabinet) broadband that he did last year.

Unfortunately he still had no real…


Added by James Hargrave on May 1, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

Statement about the May 2015 Edition of The Stradbroke Monthly


Statement about the May 2015 Edition of The Stradbroke Monthly

The Editors of the Stradbroke Monthly received a number of revisions of an article (The Parish Pump) from the Parish Council Clerk where they were concerned that a section of the article entitled "Chairman's Report" may be controversial during an election period.

The Editors of the Stradbroke Monthly sought independent advice and the Editors were directed…


Added by The Stradbroke Monthly on April 27, 2015 at 20:41 — No Comments

Stradbroke Swim Centre comes 2nd in national swimathon

Stradbroke Swim Centre has come second out of 600 teams across the country in the annual swimathon organised by Marie Curie. 191 swimmers represented Stradbroke competing with teams that included large cities across the UK. The…


Added by Web Team on April 27, 2015 at 18:30 — No Comments

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