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Parish Council Notes - September (18 September 2019)

The full draft Minutes from the Parish Council meeting held on 16 th September in addition to
the Final Minutes of the Extraordinary Meetings held on 28 th August and 11 th September can
all be found on the Council Website.

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Aldi's Kit for Schools! (18 September 2019)

Gislingham Primary School are collecting Team GB stickers for Aldi's Kit for Schools!

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Nature Notes - August (7 September 2019)

This has been a busy month for me
but I did find time to visit a couple of Suffolk Wildlife Trust (SWT) Centres at a time
that is particularly good for butterfly spotting. Also this month I’m pleased to say
that we have a couple of photos to enjoy that have been sent in by readers.

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Nature Notes - July (15 August 2019)

This month’s edition has turned out to be something of an insect special inspired by a splendid photo of a Rosemary Beetle taken by Mike Heath of Gislingham. 

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Nature Notes - June (23 June 2019)

This month let’s start with a visit report from the Loch
Lomond and Trossachs National Park in Scotland,
which is where Jenny and I spent a week in mid-May.

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Gislingham Footpath Update (1 June 2019)

Many thanks for the residents that have offered to help me erect new way markers and
survey the bridges etc.

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Nature Notes - May (1 June 2019)

We’ve enjoyed some excellent butterfly spotting conditions recently and it’s
good to see so many fluttering about.

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Nature Notes - April (29 April 2019)

Towards the end of April Jenny and I spent a week at the North Norfolk coast, officially an area of outstanding natural beauty, a haven for all kinds of wildlife and well known to many readers of the Messenger. 

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Nature Notes - March (29 April 2019)

In late February and early March, we had some wonderful weather – bright sunny skies that beckoned us all to get outdoors. 

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In Conversation with... Gary Cobbold (16 March 2019)

This month, I talk to Gislingham resident Gary Cobbold about his 2019 charity challenge, to help raise money for East Anglian Children’s Hospice (EACH).

 

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Neighbourhood Watch - April (15 March 2019)

Gislingham Neighbourhood Watch Report.

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Christmas Artwork Competition Winners! (16 February 2019)

Here are the winners of our annual Christmas artwork competition! Thank you to everyone who entered the competition, and congratulations to the winners! There are so amny fantastic entries so remember; if you didnt win this year, next year's competition will be open in roughly 250 days time.

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Parish Council Notes - February (15 February 2019)

I was not present at the last two Parish Council Meetings, one of which was a special meeting called solely to discuss planning issues, so I won’t be summarising what happened at either meeting.  The Minutes are published on the council web site.

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Nature Notes - February (15 February 2019)

Last month I mentioned that seeing owls was high on my wish list for 2019 and I’m delighted to say that a few days after writing that I came across a Barn Owl at Mellis Common.

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Nature Notes - January (19 January 2019)

Hello everyone, Happy New Year and welcome back to Nature Notes!
 

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