... a bit Suffolk
|tu 3 Nov
The fictional Stackton Tressel on Radio 4 Extra today.
|th 27 Aug
The Lunar Gavotte is the larger of Stackton Tressel's one and a half coffee shops. The Gav is no longer serving a complimentary speculoos biscuit with each coffee because of government Covid-19 guide lines ... no, we can't see how that works either?
|we 1 Apr
At this difficult time Stackton Tressel town council have reluctantly moved the annual Lady Di Lookalike competition to the fireworks display November in Gayla Park. Hamish McEdbanguh commented 'The Coy Look You’d Most Like To Take Home Award' won’t be the same in the dark.
|sa 1 Feb
The Stackton Tressel Trouser Museum is giving free entry to anyone with a blue passport.
|th 23 Jan
For ethical and legal reasons (plus we're now up to fourth on the allotments waiting list) we can't report on the Stackton Tressel town council meeting earlier this month but we note Major Gervaise DeRoute is still walking with a limp.
|su 13 Oct
The Stackton Tressel Angry Fly couldn't serve it's signature dish chips with chips last night because the deep fat fryer had self destructed. Landlord Steph (he's originally from Little Mutterings) Crackedpole commented It was chaos for a while, we tried serving roasties with roasties but it wasn't the same ... but then nobody fried. Thankfully that there Ed Sheraton wasn't in as there was nothing marinated in tomato ketchup on the menu.
|fr 8 Feb
Yesterday at Stackton Tressel's monthly town council meeting the council's preparations for Brexit were discussed. These include stockpiling sticks, free walking lessons in case of petrol supply problems and a £100,000 contract with Seaborne Freight to supply emergency tree surgeons. For no apparent reason councillor Major Gervaise DeRoute described the Little Mutterings parish council as the rural political elite. A member of the public gallery expressed surprise that Major DeRoute still has a driving license.
|we 7 Nov
If you're thinking Another year and again nothing has happened in Little Mutterings you'd be wrong.
|fr 7 Sep
Emotional scenes at last night's monthly Stackton Tressel town council meeting. We'd like to tell you about it but we had to sign a non-disclosure agreement if we ever want to get to the top of the allotments waiting list.
|sa 25 Aug
In fake news the Stackton Tressel Trouser Museum is hosting an exhibition of famous trouser forgeries. Exhibits includes the alleged drain pipes PJ Proby famously split on stage ... twice, and repro breeches the Duke of Wellington wore to relieve himself before relieving somewhere. The show runs until October and then continues its tour of places where there's not a lot to do.
|tu 29 May
The East African Daily Times has reported that Stackton Tressel town council chairman Dame Celia Baumhugger refused to appear on Desert Island Discs when they rejected her selection of exclusively Edward Sheeran songs. She commented I've been told Edward Sheraton is local, has done much to promote the area and is in need of the income from some wireless airplay. ♫
|we 31 Jan
Spike Ristonde has resigned his controversial appointment as Stackton Tressel wellbeing deliverance officer to take up a new position in the town. The Stackton Busy Club has appointed Mr Ristonde Town Events Manager after the town's 35 space Trees Car Park almost ran out of spaces at last year's Trouser Fest. Mr Ristonde said he was delighted to be appointed for such a vibrant, exciting and cosmopolitan venue and wouldn't be surprised to see local celebrity Ed Sheeran at the Trouser Fest as he's been told Ed often wears trousers.
|sa 21 May
The East African Daily Times reveals worrying town council recruitment practises.
|fr 6 May
At yesterday's monthly Stackton Tressel town council meeting Spike Ristonde was appointed wellbeing deliverance officer. His choice was questioned by STCk (the resident's association) because of his EDL membership and undischarged bankruptcy but tc chairman Dame Celia Baumhugger observed he was the only candidate and he does like trees.
|tu 16 Feb
When Pitkin Homes restored the Stackton Tressel Perpetuity trouser factory into studio flats estate agents started calling the town's industrial south the artisan quarter. This has become so popular with estate agents in all of Suffolk that at this month's town council meeting Major Gervaise DeRoute suggested renaming Stackton's artisan quarter the artisan three eighths.
|tu 26 Jan
To liven up town council meetings Stackton Tressel council have applied for a lottery grant to buy a smoke machine after trials with Hamish McEdbanguh's e-cigarette were a bit pants. Chairman Dame Celia Baumhugger commented I'd enjoy making a bit of an entrance especially as I've bought a new pair of trousers, you know the ones with an elastic waistband?
|th 11 Jun
At this month's Stackton Tressel town council meeting chairman Dame Celia Baumhugger said she'd heard there's a thing called the ice bucket challenge? and perhaps the council should participate to raise funds for the trouser museum? Major DeRoute observed that the shock could damage councillor's pacemakers and after discussion it was agreed the councillors would organise a sponsored cake eating marathon instead.
|sa 11 Apr
There are 122 parishes in Mid Suffolk and only nine will bother with an election this May. Stradbroke looks particularly lively with 18 candidates for the 13 seats. It's unclear what Stackton Tressel will do as they don't seem to come under either Central or Coastal Suffolk. Stackton community leader Hamish McEdbanguh commented Sorry, I'm in a hurry.
|we 8 Apr
We all know that walking consists of putting on your walking clothes, driving to a walking place, changing your shoes and then walking. Advanced walking is leaving the house in your everyday clothes and instead of driving walking to do your errands. To make this activity safer Stackton Tressel town council have produce the booklet Advanced Walking covering training, safety, navigation, meeting other advanced walkers, etc. There is a small charge ... unless they know you of course.
|tu 24 Mar
This coming May Stradbroke will have a contested parish council election, around near the coast most places probably won't bother ... don't know about Stackton Tressel yet. Surprisingly applications to be a parish/town councillor have to be delivered to the district council by hand, in Stradders the parish clerk will deliver it for you.
|su 15 Mar
At this month's Stackton Tressel town council meeting PC Thatchpole before making the police report warned that though the the legislation may soon change it is still illegal to have a two minute levitation at the start of the meeting.