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Viewing entries posted in January 2021
Councillors have resolved to explore the possibility of creating an updated sports facility including a 3G surfaced football pitch on the Recreation Ground at Stanton to replace the current Tennis Court and MUGA which are now reaching the end of their useful life and are underutilised.
Read more on EXCITING NEW PROJECT FOR STANTON RECREATION GROUND
The Council has been notified that RAF Honington will be used for an Air/Ground training event 26-28 Jan 1730-1930 each day. This training activity reflects the capability of deployed Forward Air Controllers in operational theatres.
No aircraft will land at RAF Honington rather they will be working in the airspace overhead and being directed by RAF personnel on the ground to conduct attacks against designated ‘targets’ on the airfield. The aircraft will be fast jets and will be ‘held’ higher altitudes but will descend as low as 1000ft during the attacks.
Clearly no actual weapons will be used for the attacks but some noise disruption is inevitable.
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It is a rare thing for any Parish Council to have the chance to celebrate 50 years’ service by one of its members, but Stanton Parish Council would be remiss if they let such a significant golden milestone pass by without taking the time to say Congratulations and Thank you.
Read more on Cllr June Miller - 50 Golden Years service
The Suffolk Armed Forces Mental Health Group is asking for views from veterans and their families on the support available to them, including NHS, charities and local support groups. How easy is it to get the help you need, when you need it, and what is missing?
Please take a few minutes to complete a short survey as part of a new needs assessment, which will tell us what you think of current support and what needs to be improved. Your responses will be treated in strictest confidence and will be used to help improve services for veterans in Suffolk. The Survey will close on the 31st of January 2021.
Click on this link to get to the survey
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With spring on the way, birds will soon be nesting. Now is the perfect time to ensure that all vegetation on your property is not obstructing the public highway. Further details can be found on line at
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At the Parish Council meeting on Thursday 14 January Councillors were pleased to co-opt Karen (Kaz) Davies to the Council as a Parish Councillor.
Kaz lives in the centre of the Village and came here from London in 2012 to be nearer to her family.
Kaz has experience of working in an office environment where she gained skills in dealing with people over the phone and sorting out customer complaints.
Kaz also undertook voluntary work as the secretary for a resident’s association for a number of years.
She is currently a carer for a family member and looks forward to being able to give something back to a village which has been very welcoming towards her.
Read more on New Parish Councillor for Stanton