Category Archives: Personal Opinion

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The Death of Analogue

The days of terrestrial analogue TV are numbered. The analogue transmitters will be turned off this year and you’ll have to switch over to digital TV… or give up your TV signal! Important dates:

  • If your aerials are pointing at Sudbury, and most in the village seem to be, then July 6th marks the switchover
  • If you’re pointing at Tacolneston then you’ve got a while longer: November 9th

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Parish Meetings – Elector Freedom of Expression and Public Debate at

The parish meeting is a local direct democracy forum open to parish electors.

 There are no parish councillors under this system but two trustees in law; the Chair and the Monitoring Officer (from MidSuffolk DC)

 A parish meeting has a number of statutory responsibilities, but these can be widened if electors agree.  See LTN3 (www.thornhams.org/http://localhost:8888/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/nalc%20-%20ltn%203%20-%20powers%20of%20a%20parish%20meeting.pdf)

 

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Death of a dead tree ….

Ever since I moved to Thornham, the multitude of mighty oaks has given me a thrill.  These huge, magnificent and majestic specimens of nature just epitomise longevity, strength and ultimately purpose in life.

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High Speed Broadband – Vote Now

If 75% of people on our exchange vote, we MAY get a faster connection before the turn of the next decade…  http://www.racetoinfinity.bt.com/  (Remember to tick the box to stop yourself receiving BT spam in return for your vote )

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Gull lane dog poo

Gull Lane is not a dog toilet!
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village BBQ

We really enjoyed the BBQ – many thanks to the committee for your hard work. we were too late for the food dashing back from a family wedding but the committee were not only thoughtful enough to have bought us … Continue reading

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‘Village Politics’

In ancient Greece (469 – 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom. One day an acquaintance ran up to him excitedly and said, "Socrates, do you know what I just heard about Diogenes?" "Wait a moment," Socrates replied, … Continue reading

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Wasps

We seem to be inundated with masses of wasps lately.  They have stripped a heavily laden bush of partly ripe redcurrants in the space of 2 days … and they left the pips on the floor!  They aren’t normally like … Continue reading

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