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Mike Readman Memorial Football Match –10am Sat, 30th August on the Stradbroke Community Field

Please join us for a very special football match that has been organised by Jack Melton to raise money for Cancer Relief and Marie Curie Nurses.

 Jack is one of the players Mike coached in SYFC and when Mike was diagnosed with cancer and started his last fight for life Jack was there supporting him. Jack made a promise to Mike which is now going to happen.

Jack with the help of his mum Charlotte and friends has organised this charity football match between Mikes’ SYFC team and…

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Added by Coach on August 15, 2014 at 13:02 — No Comments

Mike Readman Memorial Charity Match on Sat 30th August

Added by Webmaster on August 15, 2014 at 13:02 — No Comments

CODE OF RECOMMENDED PRACTICE ON LOCAL AUTHORITY PUBLICITY

This is the enforceable code of practice for "Official Parish Council Websites." Click here for the code. It's worth a read. Particularly if you happen to run an "Official Parish Council Website." The principles for Local Authority Publicity are described by the enforceable code as:

"Principles 4. Publicity by local authorities should:-

• be lawful

• be cost effective

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Added by Parish Council Watch on August 13, 2014 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

This Suffolk Idyll

When I tell people I don’t know that I live in a Suffolk village, they invariably sigh and say “How idyllic.” And that’s how I, too, thought it would be when I first moved into Stradbroke in 2006. Unfortunately, that’s not exactly the way it is. In fact, idyllic is the last word I’d use to describe the poisonouos atmosphere pervading in this once-friendly village.

 

There are many people in this village I would gladly put my hand in the fire for, but they aren’t the people…

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Added by Richard Pierce on August 7, 2014 at 11:00 — 4 Comments

Want to be a Stradbroke Parish councillor? Best own a farm, employ dozens of "men" and own several properties...

As many of you will have picked up there has been as we would say where I was born "trouble at the mill" at Stradbroke Parish Council recently.

Disagreements amongst councillors might seem to be business as usual but some of this has got extremely personal recently with attempts to single out one councillor…

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Added by James Hargrave on August 6, 2014 at 20:00 — 6 Comments

This Months (stupendous!) Welcome Mat

July 2014 Visits to stradbroke.org.uk

4,519 visits (15,610 pages viewed)…

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Added by Webmaster on August 5, 2014 at 20:00 — No Comments

Open Government

I just thought I might highlight some of the things that are so special in our beautiful village of Stradbroke  in this beautiful county of Suffolk  that DO NOT NEED TO BE MEDDLED WITH.

  • The village has a brilliant website.
  • The village has a brilliant magazine.
  • The village will have a good SPAR shop.
  • The village will have a good post office.
  • The village will soon have a café.
  • The village has a hard fought for Library.
  • The…
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Added by A View from the Gallery on July 31, 2014 at 19:34 — No Comments

Open Government

I just thought I might highlight some of the things that are so special in our beautiful village of Stradbroke  in this beautiful county of Suffolk  that DO NOT NEED TO BE MEDDLED WITH.

The village has a brilliant website.

The village has a brilliant magazine.

The village will have a good SPAR shop.

The village will have a good post office.

The village will soon have a café.

The village has a hard fought for Library.

The village has a superb…

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Added by A View from the Gallery on July 31, 2014 at 19:31 — No Comments

"Shop Group" take over Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan

The controversial "shop group" behind the plans for a co-op store opposite the primary school have taken over the Parish Council's Neighbourhood planning group. Shop Group member Oliver Last is the Chair of the neighbourhood planning group with fellow shop group member Roger Turkington now confirmed as the lead of…

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Added by James Hargrave on July 31, 2014 at 17:58 — 1 Comment

B1118 Queen Street Closures for Resurfacing

Just as the B1118 Red Bridge just outside Hoxne opened today signs appeared in the village confirming the details of road closures to resurface the B1118 Queen Street between the junction with Church Street and Skinners Lane.

The Road will be closed on:

Thursday 7th August

Friday 8th August…

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Added by Webmaster on July 29, 2014 at 22:30 — No Comments

A.F.Blakemore to bring in new tenants for Spar or will run shop themselves

In a statement made to this website A.F.Blakemore who own the "Head Lease" on the Spar shop say they intend to try and get new tenants for the Spar shop soon or they will run the store themselves. Jerry Marwood the Managing Director of Blakemore Trade Partners said:

Our preference is that…

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Added by Webmaster on July 28, 2014 at 16:42 — 1 Comment

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 roadworks.org website reproduced below:…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

This Month's Welcome Mat!

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

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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…

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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…

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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

MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL 09 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…

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

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