The Scout group has gone from strength to strength but with the largely expanding troop, could really use a couple of extra leaders… Read more
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Eye collection date = Monday 19th January – 6am
Location: The Community Centre / Playing fields near glass bank
Residents of Mid Suffolk and Babergh will again be able to make sure their real Christmas trees stay ‘green’ long after the holiday period is over, by using the Councils convenient Christmas tree recycling scheme. Read more
Park Radio, after a four year wait, has now officially applied to Ofcom – the media regulator, for its full time 5 year FM licence to broadcast to Diss, Harleston and Eye.
Applications from East of England closes on Dec 16th having been open to groups like Park Radio since September this year.
The 7,000 word submission to become the local radio station serving the area in and around the three towns in the Waveney Valley, with a potential reach of 50,000 people , have needed to include very precise key commitments.
“We’ve had to be very specific as to what we will deliver to the communities we plan to serve, against criteria including social gain, participation in the service, programming output, access to facilities & training as well as to whom we are locally accountable”
URGENTLY NEEDED CLOTHING FOR REFUGEES IN AFGANISTAN AND IRAQ
The Eye Parish of Ss Peter and Paul are collecting Winter Wear for adults and children in AFGANISTAN and IRAQ – these people are living in very poor and inadequate conditions, where weather conditions are extremely cold – please give what you can.
Should you be able to donate any items of warm clothing, boots, hats, gloves, etc., there is a collection box inside the church porch on the left, next to the Food Bank.
UNFORTUNATELY THE CLOSING DATE IS MONDAY 19TH JANUARY (NEXT MONDAY).
Thanking you very much for your support.
The Rector and Churchwardens
Here is the most recent update from Progress Power.
This Design Principles Statement sets out Design Principles for the Power Generation Plant, Above Ground Infrastructure and Electricity Connection Compound proposed by Progress Power.
It contains lots of information regarding the visual impact of the proposed plan and is worth a look.
Due to this being a National Infrastructure project decided by the Secretary of State, Eye Town Council and Suffolk County Council have had no power to ‘stop’ this project. On top of opposing the plans they have also applied great amounts of pressure to ensure that if it does go ahead the impact on the site and surrounding environment is as small as possible. It is expected that they will be forced to use the ‘more expensive for them’ but far lower impact Gas Insulated Switchgear in the substation. A decent compensatory ‘community fund’ has been another area of key effort and we hope that if the unavoidable does happen the deal Eye gets will be fair and even beneficial. The final decision is expected next summer.
IT’S SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY – you may have seen the ads on the telly. The hope is that you’ll support local businesses today, rather than doing all your shopping outside the town. True, you can’t get everything you need in Eye, but you can get most stuff and it’s far less hassle – and cheaper – than going to Diss and beyond. So please, think local and ‘Buy Eye’!
On Monday 20 October, an 81-year-old woman from the Bury St Edmunds area was contacted by phone by a man claiming that he was a police officer. He said that someone had tried to access her bank account and she would therefore need to withdraw the cash so that it could be checked. Read more