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Grove Farm consultation extended to 15th May

In a further twist to the Grove Farm application story Mid Suffolk District Council today extended the public consultation for the proposed Grove Farm development of 54 houses until 15th May. The consultation was due to close yesterday on 21st April.

This is because due to a mistake the correct "site…


Added by Parish Council Watch on April 22, 2015 at 22:35 — No Comments

Parish Council Election - A bit about Me

I joined the Parish Council voluntarily over a year ago so I could 'give something back' to the village and help to ensure the village is a good place to live for now and in the future.  I have been the Parish Council Link for the Stradbroke Monthly which is a great community asset edited by and distributed by some very hardworking volunteers.  I have decided to stand for Parish Council again in the forthcoming election.  I believe in honesty, openess, fairness and respect.  I believe in…


Added by Lynda Ellison-Rose on April 20, 2015 at 18:23 — No Comments

April Meeting

Our April Meeting was very well attended and everyone was in good spirits. None more so than our President Dorothy Readman who was quite literally in the pink, and why not she and her husband Dennis were celebrating their 55th. Wedding Anniversary. Many congratulations. In the business this month Dorothy reported that 54 items knitted by members, had been delivered to the Neo-Natal unit at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, and were gratefully received. Also the Litter Pick in the…


Added by Stradbroke WI on April 14, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

Parish Council votes 6-5 in favour of Grove Farm development

At the final parish council meeting marking the end of the four year term Stradbroke Parish Council narrowly supported the Grove Farm development with 6 councillors voting in favour and 5 against. One councillor abstained and another was absent from the meeting.

You can listen to the debate on Soundcloud…


Added by Parish Council Watch on April 14, 2015 at 7:00 — 8 Comments

District Council candidates announced

As well as Parish Council elections (and the General Election) on Thursday 7th May there are also elections for Mid Suffolk District Council. Stradbroke is part of the "Stradbroke and Laxfield Ward" and our current District Councillor is Stuart Gemmill who announced his retirement last year…


Added by Parish Council Watch on April 12, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Stradisphere 2015 Tickets on sale now!

Award Nominated Stradisphere 2015 is now preparing for a second year of our premium festival which hosts more than 20 acts over the Friday and Saturday including local acts from East Anglia and some of the best tribute acts in Europe. Designed for all genres and for all generations Stradisphere hopes to build onto its already great reputation for its quality in music and professional…


Added by Web Team on April 11, 2015 at 15:03 — No Comments

Why am I standing for election to Stradbroke Parish Council?

It may have come as no surprise to anyone that I have decided to stand for election as a parish councillor in Stradbroke on 7th May 2015. On the other hand, it may have come as a surprise to those who think I already give up too much of my spare time to local organisations instead of giving up all that time to writing or being with my family.

So why am I standing?

I believe in the politics of openness. I believe in honesty. I believe in the right of the…


Added by Richard Pierce on April 10, 2015 at 14:30 — No Comments

Parish Council Election: 18 Candidates Announced for 13 seats

Out of the 122 parishes in Mid Suffolk Stradbroke is one of only nine councils actually having an election this year. In every other parish all of the councillors have been elected unopposed.

There are 13 parish councillors on Stradbroke Parish Council and 18 people have stood for election. The names of the…


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

First parish council election in years to take place on 7th May

As nominations for Parish Council draw to a close - the deadline is 4pm on Thursday 9th April - it is now certain there will actually be an election this year. This is the first actual election in many years as usually there are fewer candidates than seats on the Council so all councillors are declared…


Added by Parish Council Watch on April 8, 2015 at 14:02 — No Comments

The March 2015 Welcome Mat!

March 2015 Visits to …


Added by Web Team on April 5, 2015 at 21:36 — No Comments

No to the Grove Farm development

Here's my objection to the proposed Grove Farm development which I have today lodged with Mid-Suffolk Planning.

I went to the public consultation on this proposed development, and what I saw did not impress me at all. The proposed development is too large for this village in many ways, and will significantly adversely affect the village in very many ways.

The first issue, in my view, is that the village does not currently have the infrastructure to deal with this sudden…


Added by Richard Pierce on April 2, 2015 at 18:52 — No Comments

BREAKING NEWS: Grove Farm plan for 54 houses submitted

Plans have now been submitted for the proposed Grove Farm development of 54 new houses and 2 barn conversions. These were the plans that disappeared some weeks ago from Mid Suffolk District Council's website.

Stradbroke residents have until 21st April to give their views…


Added by Web Team on April 2, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments


Well, very little to talk about from this meeting. Nothing about the Co-op, nothing much about Grove Farm, nothing about websites other than the councils continuing confusion on whether there is an official website or not. Does anyone care? In truth it was hard to stay awake. Does anyone want to wash and paint the village sign? - *silence* -. The usual colourful councillors – weren’t. Interests were declared and if I am pushed to find a highlight then maybe a suggestion that Stradbroke…


Added by A View from the Gallery on March 29, 2015 at 12:41 — 2 Comments

The Stradbroke Monthly April 2015

Added by The Stradbroke Monthly on March 28, 2015 at 20:51 — No Comments

A Library Window On The Past.

If you have a Suffolk Libraries library card go to on your computer or on the Stradbroke library computer and follow the link called Reference and research and then in the History section select 'Gale News Vault'. Log in with your library card number and in no time you’ll find yourself reading article after article from the Times Newspaper Archive and from the 19th century…


Added by Stradbroke Village Archive on March 27, 2015 at 11:48 — No Comments

Why not stand for election to the Parish Council?

All thirteen seats on Stradbroke Parish Council are up for re-election on Thursday 7th May 2015 in a contest that looks set to be much more interesting than the General Election to be held on the same day! Unlike most years it seems almost certain there will actually need to be a parish council election this year so why not consider standing yourself?

If you live or work in Stradbroke, are 18 or over and are on the…


Added by Parish Council Watch on March 22, 2015 at 21:00 — No Comments

"See the school as it is now and share memories of the past"

We would like to invite as many past and present staff, children and governors to the school for our open 150th birthday celebration on Wednesday 8th July 2015 from…


Added by Stradbroke Primary School on March 21, 2015 at 17:00 — 1 Comment

March Open Meeting

 We were delighted to welcome Mark Mitchels as our special guest speaker for the March Meeting. His subject ‘ Elizabeth Garrett Anderson’.  Knowing his popularity as a speaker, we invited members of the public to join us for the evening, to have the opportunity to hear this very knowledgeable man, and many did. Mark didn’t disappoint, his talk was superb, his enthusiasm amazing, and we learned so much more about this inspirational trail blazing…


Added by Stradbroke WI on March 15, 2015 at 14:19 — No Comments

Stradbroke Parish Council 9th March 2015

Added by Parish Council Watch on March 14, 2015 at 19:50 — No Comments

The Village Police Cell Book

Further pages of the village police cell book are now available to view on:

The cell book recorded the prisoner, alleged crime committed and punishment received along with the police officer responsible for the arrest.

The cell book is now deposited with the Suffolk Records Office and is subject to the 100 year rule. It was started in 1886 and ends during the 1970s. SARA has now made…


Added by Stradbroke Village Archive on March 14, 2015 at 1:12 — No Comments

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