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tu 9 Jun
2015

The Stradbroke parish clerk has resigned, if this happenedFramlingham town council 2008 in Framlingham only the chairman would be left with permission to provide oral or written statements to the press .. mind you the remaining councillors would still be free to communicate by the medium of dance or mime ... can't wait to see their walking against the wind

th 7 May
2015
Black Spot Day

10:17am  The Framlingham poll officer is already having to poke ballots in with a ruler, it does matter just bloody VOTE!

Brundish polling station03:23pm  We're hoping to see proxies (when a person nominates someone else to vote for them) of the emergency kind in use in Stradbroke.

06:50pm  Earlier we spoke to prospective parish councillor Richard Pierce-Saunderson outside the Stradbroke poll.  He was about to vote as an emergency proxy on some one else's behalf, we found it exciting.  There was a steady stream in out of the Stradbroke poll, very quiet in Wilby, quiet in Brundish and steady in Dennington.

08:21pm  Queue back to the door in Framlingham polling station.  You have to be in the queue by 10pm to get a ballot paper ... not long to go.

10:19pm  Too late now, Riverside Framlingham.

su 3 May
2015
International Dawn Chorus Day

Difference of opinion between Dr Dan Poulter (MP for much of near the coast) and a Stradbroke councillor and a prospective Stradbroke councillor.

we 29 Apr
2015

Radio Stradbroke 8-11pm tonight Kim Bannon admits We ♥ the 80s.

th 23 Apr
2015
St George's Day

The AffairSaturday morning there will be a drive through scrap metal collection at Stradbroke High School, a girl guides' coffee morning and sale in the St Mike's Rooms Framlingham and in the evening comedy The Affair is at The Centre Bury St Edmunds.

mo 20 Apr
2015

 JOBS  The A board outside the Stradbroke Ivy House is still advertising for staff.

sa 11 Apr
2015

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.

mo 6 Apr
2015

Radio Stradbroke12:00am:  Just firing up now and until 3pm the Radio Stradbroke with past live sessions and judging by the webcams its Huggy and Marty. ♫

tu 24 Mar
2015

Framlingham town councilThis 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.  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.

mo 16 Mar
2015

JOBS  There's an A board outside the Stradbroke Ivy House advertising for full and part time staff  01379 384634

fr 20 mr 15
Spring Equinox

Stradbroke library and post office Before High Ongar in Essex was bypassed we used to pass the newsagents and sub-post office at seven in the morning.  Though they were open to get to the papers delivered they'd sell you papers, sweets and cigarettes but they couldn't conduct post office business until nine because it would be unfair competition for the main post office in Chipping Ongar.  So we were very impressed to find that not only is the Stradbroke library open on a Sunday but so is their post office counter.  But big organisations like the Royal Mail have a genetic need to cock it up and in Yoxford are insisting that the shop can only have a post office counter if it opens on a Sunday.

we 11 Mar
2015

The East of England co-op has withdrawn it's planning application for what was the garage in Stradbroke.

su 15 Feb
2015

Today we snapped in Stradbroke and Otley near Norwich but that can wait while we try and wrap up pleasing Mr Google.

we 18 Feb
2015

Kim Bannon at Radio StradbrokeHaving been distracted by Stradbroke's community run library and post office being open on a Sunday we made it to Radio Stradbroke in time for the last fifteen minutes of Kim Bannon's show.  This Sunday 10am-1pm it's Richard and Huggy with another punk show.

mo 26 Jan
2015
Australia Day

Life Skills 5:  If you find yourself in Long Stratton on a Sunday after 4pm the big Co-op is shut but the little one on the corner opposite the Shell/Lotus garage is open.  This knowledge is particularly valuable if you're travelling back to near the coast and haven't realised the new Spar in Stradbroke will be open.

sa 29 Nov
2014

Now that's interesting, the Wikipedia Stradbroke page is currently semi-protected.

tu 18 Nov
2014

Nearer Stradbroke than Dennington

Nearer Stradbroke than Dennington

sa 15 Nov
2014

Stradbroke archive launchStradbroke launched it's village archive today with multiple computers in the Courthouse, cake, sausage rolls, a very decent cup of tea and much interest.  So far there are some 800 items of the 6,000 already digitised on www.stradbrokearchive.org.uk  and browsing we discovered there was a workhouse in Hoxne?!

we 5 Nov
2014
Guy Fawkes 1570-1606

The Spar shop in Stradbroke re-opened todayDennington water splash after closing in September last year.  It was open at lunch time, had a good handful of well turned out staff and inside has been majorly made over but we can't show you because a man in a suit decided it was Spar policy not to allow photography.  We can't show you the post office in the library either because that's closed all day Wednesday ... but the water splash near Dennington was fun.

mo 20 Oct
2014

Suffolk ladies at last month's Stradisphere festival in Stradbroke, they're doing it again next year ... nice.

fr 3 Oct
2014

SPAR in StradbrokeDespite the somewhat vague possibility that an East of England coop could open in Stradbroke the SPAR shop will be re-opening after closing September last year, not surprisingly they are looking for staffJOBS

sa 6 Sep
2014

Bootleg Boss at Stradisphere♫ Realised at Stradisphere what old rockers we are when from Stowmarket the Regency Gentlemen blew a straight ahead set of Chuck Berry/Rolling Stones/Free giving us a warm glow of pleasure.Red Mecca at Stradisphere  Despite this like many we were pulled to the James Grigg stage by Born In The USA but we returned to the bar stage for the cheerful punk mayhem of Red Mecca to end the night.  Stradisphere continues today in Stradbroke with free entry for under 16s and all the traditional festival stuff including dodgy toilets.

fr 29 Aug
2014

Stradbroke tomorrow am a charity football match in memory of Mike Readman.

we 30 Jul
2014

Interesting times in Stradbroke, the post office will re-open in October but in the library and the Spar re-opening has gained a question mark prompted by the East of England Co-op expressing an interest in the now long defunct garage (so a bit like Wickham Market then).

we 23 Jul
2014

Stradbroke Radio liveTonight 8-11pm is Radio Stradbroke's monthly music night with Kim and Wally.  We visited RadStrad live behind the Ivy House Sunday before last where we heard a seated blues trio, ate a burger and re-discovered how much Bunty Trevanion dislikes having her photo taken. ♫

su 29 Jun
2014

Today we went to the Stradbroke Ivy House for Radio Stradbroke's live show in the garden, bit of a bad move as it's next week.  There was a five side tournament on the playing field but it was raining and we hadn't brought a jacket ... Useless?  Nous?

sa 24 May
2014

Actress Eloise Secker on stage in Stradbroke has gained two favourites on Flickr.

tu 13 May
2014

Beauty's Legacy in StradbrokeThe Keeper's Daughter theatre company has always made high production values out of virtually nothing and Beauty's Legacy Saturday night in Stradbroke was in that tradition.  We loved the dancing, the tongue firmly inserted in the facial pouch and the committed energy of Mark Finbow's new playmates Simon Anthony and Eloise Secker.  The show may be going out on the road again this autumn, take the opportunity to see it.

th 8 May
2014

Beauty's LegacyThe Keeper's Daughter's show Beauty's Legacy (what a bunch of possessive apostrophes) travels way out of East Anglia this spring but is in Ipswich tomorrow and Stradbroke Saturday.

tu 11 Mar
2014

Parish councils eh?  Recognise this in Stradbroke.

we 19 Feb
2014

Stradbroke will soon be getting its post office back.

su 16 Feb
2014

10am-1pm today Seven Inches of Vinyl on Radio Stradbroke.

mo 6 Jan
2014

Stradbroke will be getting its Spar shop back after a makeover, hopefully in March or April.

tu 17 Dec
2013

Public meeting in the Stradbroke community centre 6:30-7:30pm tonight about the village's closed Spar shop.

su 15 Dec
2013

Stradbroke which doesn't have a shop or a post office at the moment is proposing to re-open the post office in the library.

mo 2 Sep
2013

WANTED by the Stradbroke Ivy House over 18s part and full time staff 01379 384634

th 11 Jul
2013

Rafe's Orchard EggsIf memory serves what was Rafe's Orchard Eggs near Stradbroke became just Eggs a while back and now the house by it is FOR SALE ... don't know if they're connected.

we 3 Jul
2013

Kim Bannon of Radio StradbrokeAt the back of the Ivy House a couple of Sundays back Radio Stradbroke was having an all day fund raiser for the air ambulance.  We were particularly impressed by the raffle prizes and the witty repertoire and fine musicianship of five young men who might have been called Teen Brass ... or perhaps Brass Teens? ... no, Teen Brass. ♫

tu 25 Jun
2013

Cricket Club v High School T20Thursday's third annual T20 between Stradbroke cricket club and a Headmaster's XI from the high school was an enjoyable and fine tribute to the memory of James Grigg.  A shaky start from the club who were soon 5 for 4 but they went on to a comfortable win.  The two ladies, one on each team, were given equal treatment including being sledged and nice to see the school being involved in the village.

sa 11 May
2013

Lucy Sampson at Maverick 2011Tomorrow from 11am it's family day at Stradbroke cricket club and in the evening it's open mike in the Framlingham Castle hosted by Benhall ukulele goddess Lucy Sampson.  Lucy along with John Sessions, Madam Galina, Kasaï Masaï, The Dirty Gentleman and local celebrity Neil Innes will be playing the other festival in the Aldeburgh Pumphouse next month.

mo 1 ap 13
April Fool

Police Dog Hogan at Maverick 2011Police Dog Hogan are a seriously creative, original and witty Americana seven piece that will overcome your prejudices about 'Country' (are you listening Radio Stradbroke?).  They are playing the Aldeburgh Pump House at the end of the month and though the Pump House is perfectly formed it is tiny, better book early.

sa 23 Mar
2013

Stradbroke post officeRoyal Mail is of the opinion that the Stradbroke post office closure since July last year is only temporary but that doesn't seem to be the opinion of this notice in the window.

tu 5 Mar
2013

Stradbroke libraryThere wasn't any prize bingo Saturday morning at the Stradbroke Court House but there was cake and an impressive turnout to help decide what the bits of the building that aren't library should be.  Radio Stradbroke was regarding an upstairs room with lasciviousness but the main courtroom looks like it's going to be a cafe ... with cake.

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