Shotley Opinion

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The importance of reiterating the Covid-19 message

Posted: 11.01.21 by Alastair McCraw Opinion



COVID-19 AND NOW This is the one subject which dominates all our lives for the foreseeable future. Dealing with it is the task of our generati...

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Be brave, set an example to our youngsters, protect others, reasons why you should get vaccinated

Posted: 30.12.20 by Geraint Pugh Opinion



Cholera, diphtheria, hepatitis, measles, meningitis, mumps, pneumonia, polio, rabies, rubella, tetanus, typhoid, yellow fever and smallpox can all be ...

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Councillor Alastair McCraw's thoughts for the new year ahead

Posted: 29.12.20 by Alastair McCraw Opinion



REPORT TO PARISH, BRANTHAM WARD JANUARY 2021 Babergh District Councillor Alastair McCraw Action for biodiversity In a world where w...

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Christmas Day Service for the Shotley peninsula villages

Posted: 25.12.20 by Liesbeth Oosterhof Opinion



Spiritual Communion for Christmas Morning 2020 THE GATHERING Welcome ‘Do I not fill heaven and earth?’ says the Lord. Now the Word i...

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A personal view on councillor work, social media and getting the right message across

Posted: 08.12.20 by Alastair McCraw Opinion



Fair warning. You may find this boring! No apology for it though. In 2015, the voters of Brantham and Stutton and Tattingstone elected me as a coun...

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Christmas Day Service from the Shotley peninsula Shoreline Benefice

Posted: 25.11.20 by Liesbeth Oosterhof Opinion



Spiritual Communion for Christmas Morning 2020 THE GATHERING Welcome ‘Do I not fill heaven and earth?’ says the Lord. Now the Word i...

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Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB: Spotlight on Planning

Posted: 22.11.20 by AONB Opinion



What does it mean for planning projects when you are within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Contrary to popular belief, being within an Ar...

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Alastair McCraw's confessions of an election addict

Posted: 09.11.20 by Alastair McCraw  Opinion



A political journey Of course, it always starts with a small taste. In my case when my mum was elected as a Councillor. We kids got dragged...

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Bakers Arm plea: Don't tar us with the same brush, as there's no need for kettling until tea-time

Posted: 19.10.20 by Lybi Grierson Opinion



The Bakers Arms by any other name is not JD Wetherspoons or any other city or town centre pub you might care to name. The BA’s limited size and s...

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Ganges councillor talks about swimming pool, Queen's Head, Erwarton planning, free money and a green corridor

Posted: 17.09.20 by Babergh District Councillor Derek Davis Opinion



District council report: Derek Davis, Ganges Ward (Shotley & Erwarton) The devil, as they say, is often in the detail. This is particul...

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