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  1. New Doggie Toilet Opened

    By Derek Davis on March 31st, 2015

    A dedicated doggie loo has been opened in Shotley. The specially chosen tree (Latin name Lapri Lofo) is situated near the footpath at the base of Heritage Wood and is free to use for dogs. The canine convenience came about after numerous complaints …

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  2. Shop Shuts Down

    By Derek Davis on March 26th, 2015

    Shotley Gate Stores will close its door for the final time on Sunday. Owner Alison Smith has given the three part-time staff a week's notice.  Alison and her partner bought the property at the top of Bristol Hill two years ago from Barrie Powell who …

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  3. Ganges Plan Passed

    By Derek Davis on March 25th, 2015

    The application to regenerate the HMS Ganges site was today passed by Babergh District Council with an overwhelming majority. After hearing and seeing a comprehensive report backing Haylink Ltd’s application by BDC Planning Officer Graham …

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  4. Council Officers Back Ganges Plan

    By Derek Davis on March 24th, 2015

    The controversial HMS Ganges plan has been backed once more by Babergh District Council officers. Councillors are due to meet on Wednesday morning to debate the issue and whether to back their officers' recommendation to grant approval or go against …

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  5. Election notification

    By Derek Davis on March 24th, 2015

    NOTICE OF ELECTION Babergh District Council Election of Councillors Ward Number of Councillors to be elected Ward Number of Councillors to be elected Alton Two Lavenham One Berners Two …

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  6. Election Notification

    By Derek Davis on March 24th, 2015

    NOTICE OF ELECTION Babergh District Council Election of Councillors Ward Number of Councillors to be elected Ward Number of Councillors to be elected Alton Two Lavenham One Berners Two …

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  7. Meet The New Ferry Owner

    By Derek Davis on March 23rd, 2015

    Christian Raring To Ferry  For someone from landlocked Austria Christian Zemann has spent a lot of time on the water.   The 33-year-old has just completed the deal to buy the historic, Shotley-Harwich-Felixstowe foot ferry service, which starts the …

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  8. Tree Planting Joy

    By Derek Davis on March 22nd, 2015

    Accompanied by the boom boom of a special fence hammer, the sound of children's chatter and laughter cut through the air in Heritage Wood as new trees were being planted. Led by Steve and Jane Leach, under the watchful eye of wildlife expert Ian …

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  9. Mussel Farm Plan

    By Derek Davis on March 20th, 2015

    An application has been made to set up a trial mussel farm in the River Stour. Wash Mussels Ltd, from Leigh-On-Sea want to see if it is feasible to farm the shellfish in five areas stretching 84 hectares from the middle of the river between Erwarton …

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  10. Community Work Ceremony

    By Derek Davis on March 19th, 2015

    The Shotley Footpath Group has received a 'Community Achievement Award' for its work in managing Shotley Heritage Park.  The award was presented by Councillor James Long, Chairman of Babergh District Council lasy night for 'Improving the quality of …

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