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Work has started on a range of improvements to the Community Centre costing over £40,000 thanks to grants from Mid Suffolk District Council’s Community Grant Scheme (£5,000) and the Section 106 fund (£27,907). The latter is made of developer contributions the Council has set aside for village halls.

Electricians moved in on Monday to install new energy-efficient lighting in the Main Hall and Webb Room and a new heating system designed to be much more flexible in meeting the diverse needs of different groups ranging from fitness classes to more sedentary activities.


As can be seen from the photos a happy band of volunteers set about giving the hall a good clean and making use of the scissor lift, on hire for the electricians, to do the high level work. The group also assembled the new portable staging, this proved a bit more of a challenge than first expected but practice will make perfect.

Workers3The staging, together with surround sound audio and a new projector, will not only enhance the cinematic experience but help attract performing arts to the Centre. The staging was used to provide tiered seating for the film on Thursday and proved a great success with all the raised seats being occupied first.


A sound-proof partition is to be installed between the hall and the Webb Room and once all the work is completed in 2-3 months the Centre will be re-decorated throughout.








We hope that all this work will be of benefit to all users of the Centre and enable us to attract even more users and different events. Watch out for updates as the work progresses.




Vicarage Road, Wingfield, Suffolk
17 February — 18 February
Delays likely Road closure
Works location: o/s Casstle Crescent Vicarage Road Wingfield IP21 5RD...
Works description: Safety for Engineer to work on Overhead structure...
Responsibility for works: Openreach
Current status: Advanced planning
Works reference: BC005CB1W00000EA3PYG75P2

B1116 Laxfield Road, Fressingfield, Suffolk
14 February — 14 February
Delays possible Traffic control (Stop/Go boards)
Responsibility for works: Suffolk
Current status: Advanced planning
Works reference: LY300159648

B1117 Laxfield Road, Stradbroke, Suffolk
19 February — 21 February
Delays possible Traffic control (two-way signals)
Works location: opp. barley cottage on LAXFIELD ROAD...
Responsibility for works: Openreach
Current status: Advanced planning
Works reference: BC006MU1WBAUSEIBTENJKJ01


Fressingfield Scouts are holding a table top sale in the Stradbroke Community Centre.

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Table top sale poster

According to SCC the entire length of Wilby Road is being resurfaced from July 6th to 16th. Details of road closures are available on line with the following link:

The Boundary Commission is carrying out an electoral review of Mid Suffolk District Council.

The aim of the electoral review is to recommend ward boundaries that mean each councillor represents approximately the same number of voters. We also aim to ensure that the pattern of wards reflects the interests and identities of local communities as well as promoting effective local government. 

This consultation is open to all residents. For more details see the attached poster and the Local Government Boundary Commission for the Mid Suffolk DC review

As part of what seems a comprehensive programme of maintenance in our area, highways are repairing the road between Battlesea Green and Pixie Green. For further information see the link below:
Pixie Green Road Closure

stradbroke traithlon volunteers 1 20170225 1694653149Last year over 40 volunteers stepped forward to help out with marshalling at the Stradbroke Triathlon. Many of these volunteers were Stradbroke residents, helping create a fantastic atmosphere for the competitors. New for 2017 we now have a whole weekend of multisport and the need for volunteers is greater than ever. Did you know that by volunteering at this award winning event you can make a direct contribution to local charity SARS? (Suffolk Accident Rescue Service). SARS are the event charity for 2017 and volunteers may choose from a number of rewards including a donation to SARS on their behalf. No experience required, just enthusiasm and a cheery wave! If you can help out at the Saturday evening race or the Sunday events please email Carolyn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a message/ speak to Maria or Carolyn at the pool.
See Also:  Event Flyer,  More Photos and Promotional Video

The UK's Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed H5N8 avian flu at a poultry premises near Redgrave, in the district of mid-Suffolk.

This follows the announcement of an initial 10km Temporary Control Zone around the premises on 13 February after laboratory analysis identified the presence of H5N8. Further investigations into the nature of the virus have now confirmed that it is the same highly pathogenic strain of H5N8 that has been found in wild and farmed birds in the UK since December 2016.

Avian Flue - Further Update

Saving All Saints - Agreed LOGO smallThe New Logo

The project now has a new logo following a competition at the primary and secondary schools. The competition to was won by: Lauren Hallams, Jessica Brown, and someone who wanted to remain anonymous. Hannah Weeks, our local illustrator, then combined 3 winning designs to create the new logo which will now be used on all documentation relating to the project so do look out for it


Building Work - The key points to note are:

  • Rebuild the east nave parapet and gable
  • Rebuild the bulging and loose sections of walls
  • Re-align at least 2 windows in danger of popping out
  • Repair other windows
  • Strip and re-lay south aisle & south porch roofs
  • Install new rainwater downpipes and drains
  • Make good all damaged plasterwork
  • Remove pews
  • Replace damaged floors
  • Improve lighting
  • Investigate boiler/heating system
  • Create new community space


Feb 2017                       - Submit heritage lottery fund application
June 2017                     -  Result announced.  If successful then:
August 2017                  -  Building work commences; 
                                      -  Community project established
April 2018                      -  1st stage building work completed
                                      -  2nd phase of application completed
                                      -  If successful money released for next phase
September 2018           - Full community project commences 

Total cost                 £250,000

Fund applied for:    £250,000

The Community Project

In order to gain the approval of the heritage lottery fund (hlf) we have to show that we are working as a community to save the church building as we have a need for it besides religious services. As such we have been creative in our thinking and hope you will join us in the project to ‘Save All Saints’

The Project – key points

  • To remove pews to create a new space at the back and north side of the church.
  • This will allow for more flexibility for performances in the round, exhibitions, café arrangements etc.
  • To develop a major permanent exhibition celebrating past important rectors eg rev. J.C. Ryle
  • In line with this to develop an accompaning website
  • To develop workshops with local craftspeople/experts to share skills in recycling the pews removed into other furniture etc.
  • To increase the footfall of visitors into the church building to share its heritage and the social history of Stradbroke
  • To remove pews to create a new space at the back and north side of the church.

To make a new booking contact Roger Turkington - email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01379384248.
If unavailable and urgent contact Jane Merritt.