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Roadworks

Cocks Road, Eye, Suffolk
22 May — 26 May
Delays possible Traffic control (Stop/Go boards)
Works location: Roaming TO15E from 110m North of Cock's Road/Cranley Green Road to Cock's Road/Fiddler's Lane....
Works description: TO ACCESS MANHOLE TO EXISTING BT UNDERGROUND DUCTING ROUTE FOR THE PURPOSES of CLEARANCE OF ANY BLOC...
Responsibility for works: Openreach
Current status: Advanced planning
Works reference: BC005KN1W000YV5022-NSS-6

Bickers Hill Road, Laxfield, Suffolk
23 May — 26 May
Delays unlikely Some carriageway incursion
Works location: From o/s corner farm heading south west to junc of Gorams Mill Lane on Bickers Hill Road Woodbridge...
Works description: UBBESTON - 40561 - BLOCKAGES - Excavate onto BT ducts for the clearance of duct blockages in to faci...
Responsibility for works: Openreach
Current status: Advanced planning
Works reference: BC006MU1WSEP00IBQL66MD04

Bickers Hill Road, Laxfield, Suffolk
23 May — 26 May
Delays unlikely Some carriageway incursion
Works location: IP13 8EZ,
Works description: UBBESTON - 40561 - BLOCKAGES - Excavate onto BT ducts for the clearance of duct blockages in to faci...
Responsibility for works: Openreach
Current status: Advanced planning
Works reference: BC006MU1WSEP00IBQL66MD04

Syleham Road, Hoxne, Suffolk
22 May — 24 May
Delays unlikely Some carriageway incursion
Works location: Alongside Gate House Farm for approx. 74m. verge....
Works description: Network Operations Distribution:Install / Replace / Remove overhead lines and poles:Replacement of o...
Responsibility for works: UK POWER NETWORKS EASTERN & LONDON
Current status: Advanced planning
Works reference: EC30034794693

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Many congratulations to Evie Kingdom for getting though to the next stage of the Chris Evans' writing competition. The competiion is now in it's 8th year and is one of the most successful storywriting competitions for youngsters in the world and is open to every five to 13-year-old in the UK.  Last year the competition attracted around 100,000 entries and Evie is now down to the last 5,000.

We all wish Evie the best of luck in the next round

Read more at: Diss Express

A very welcome return to Bob Kerr and The Anglia All Star Jazz band on Saturday 12th May. For those readers who are not familiar with Bob's jazz connections, he was originally a member of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and then joined The New Vaudeville Band, before forming his own Bob Kerr's Whoopee Band. When he lived in Stradbroke he organised the annual Jazz festiful which usually lasted 2 days and attracted hundreds of jazz enthusiasts from around the country. By special request he is returning to Stradbroke for a one-off jazz night to be held in the Community Centre this coming Saturday.

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The WEA are delighted to welcome Roy Tricker to Stradbroke on Tuesday, June 19th at 2.00pm when he will be giving a talk about Eccentric Clergy in Suffolk and beyond followed by a visit to All Saints Church, Stradbroke where he will share his expertise about the church. As a former Regional Officer for the Churches Conservation Trust, Roy’s love and knowledge about churches, their treasures and people is infectious and he was recently awarded the British Empire Medal for his services to Heritage in Suffolk.

If you would like further details please contact Gill on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01379 384248 or 07730011951.

The cost will be £6.00

Back by popular demand is Mark Mitchels who will be talking about the poet, John Clare, on
Thursday, April 26th at 2.00pm in the Community Centre. The cost is £6.00 including refreshments
and all are welcome.

John Clare was an extraordinary poet who lived a tragic life after very humble beginnings. Mark
will take us through Clare’s life and remind us of what a great poet and observer of country life and
human emotion he was.
Mark’s talks are always very well attended so please let me know if you intend to come along at
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01379 384248 or 07730011951
I am sure you are looking forward to this event as much as I am.
Gillian Rennie-Dunkerley

The Police will be outside the Community Centre on Friday March 16th from 1-3pm The main purpose of this event is to ensure people are aware that the theft of power tools have been targeted in this area over the last 12 months. It is not just here but across the county and even in neighbouring counties.

The police would also like to ensure that members of the community take action themselves to protect their own property and will be promoting the “TOOL S.M.A.R.T” campaign, showing examples of property marking systems and “CUBE” van CCTV system.

police stolen tools

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. The  Community Centre then provided the rest of the money from its own reserves

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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: 
https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/roadworks/roadworks-in-suffolk/

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