Mid Suffolk Council is offering grants between £1,000 to £5,000 to support residents and their carers carry out minor adaptations to their homes.
The grant is designed to help people and their families cope with challenges of living at home with long term health conditions. The scheme is open to all homeowners, private tenants and council property tenants in the district.
For more information call 0300 123 4000.
The Parish Council are seeking quotes for the contract for grass cutting and strimming for the Play Area at Townhouse Road the Village.
Quotes will need to be submitted by 30th September. Contract to start 1st January 2020.
Please contact the Clerk at email@example.com or on 01359 259 794 for the specification and more details on how to apply.
Babergh District Council and Mid Suffolk District Council are undertaking a second round of consultation on a new Joint Local Plan. The consultation period runs from 22nd July 2019 until 4pm on 30th September 2019.
This consultation is part of the initial stages of plan production and is being carried out under Regulation 18 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Plan) (England) Regulations 2012.
The Joint Local Plan will inform how Districts develop over the next 18 years. It will establish how much housing and land for businesses will be needed and where it will go, alongside protecting and enhancing the environment and delivering infrastructure.
Have Your Say on the draft Local Plan as well as viewing dates for drop in sessions around the District.
Paper copies of the consultation document are also available to view at libraries within the Districts and at the Councils’ office for the duration of the consultation period.
The School Leadership and Governance team at Suffolk County Council are working with Walsham-le-Willows CEVC Primary School to recruit two school governors.
Walsham-le-Willows currently has two vacancies, one for a parent governor which can only be filled by a parent or legal guardian of a child on roll at the school, the other for a Local Authority governor and could be filled by a member of the local community.
Would you like to apply? Do you know someone who might like to apply?
If so please email Lyndsay Cook, Governor Development Advisor at Suffolk County Council | 01473 260163
Please see the reports from the 18 village organisations who presented a report this year (out of the 26 invited to do so.
This will be updated with the reports still to be supplied in electronic editable format. Thanks to all those who have kindly supplied these already.
This meeting has traditionally been arranged by the Parish Clerk but is not a Parish Council meeting. Attendance by Parish Councillor’s is not required but it is considered good practice for them to do so and for the Chair of the Parish Council to give a report.
Please be aware that some pages on the website are currently not displaying correctly, especially those with many images.
A wordpress update has introduced a new ‘block’ editor for the creation and updating of pages and content. This cannot be reversed. Therefore each page will have to be revised in the new editor. There is a bit of a learning curve involved in this, so please accept the webmaster’s apologies whilst this is worked through.
The events calendar has been removed as this was becoming increasingly time consuming to update, was causing issues with other plugins and and was not always displaying correctly.
Given that most of the calendar content was regular weekly events, these will be added back as a listing on a dedicated page where the event/organisation does not have a dedicated page already.
Pages on the site for specific events and organisations will be updated to include contacts and next event dates at the top of the page.
View the Annual Statements on Governance and Accounting and the Statement setting out the period for the Exercise of Public Rights (the right to inspect the accounting records of the Parish Council).
Contact the Clerk to make arrangements for inspecting the accounting records between 17th June and 26th July.
Following the issue last week there still seems to be problems with the events calendar. The issue either affects all recurring events in the calendar which can be viewed in the month view but further information is not accessible when you click on the link. Or the calendar does not display at all in month view.
Investigations and troubleshooting are in progress. Please accept the websmaster’s apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause.
With over 246 families applying for a free tree for their new born child, the Mid Suffolk District Council scheme to green up the district and leave a growing legacy for future generations definitely left a positive impact on the local environment.
The idea was suggested by the Green Party and whole-heartedly supported by the council. Request yours from the Mid Suffolk District Council website here: www.midsuffolk.gov.uk/treeforlife
Sunday 19th May at 4.00pm at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds. Tickets are on sale now from The Apex, by phone on 01283 758000, or online at www.buryfestival.co.uk
The first piece of orchestral music to sell a million records opens this year’s Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert in Bury Festival.
Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto has one of the most famous of all openings, with its attention-demanding horn calls and its grand piano chords. Audiences have always loved it, and in due course, it became the first classical music to sell a million records.
The concert opens with the Fourth Symphony by the Austrian composer Gustav Mahler. Continue reading “Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra Concert – May 2019”
Recurring Calendar Events are either not being created correcting in advance or are not being displayed correctly.
Initial investigation indicates that this be be a conflict between plugins for the site. Plugins are added bits of functionality that can be included for the site, like the events calendar.
It is hoped that normal functionality will be restored as soon as possible.
Apologies for any inconvenience.
All Events are held in the Priory Room,
beside St Mary’s church, Walsham-le-Willows,unless stated otherwise.
Events are free to members, or £3.00 on the door
Walsham History Group publishes a quarterly review, free to members, and books on the history of Walsham-le-Willows. For membership enquiries (£6.00 per annum) please contact:Shirley Luscombe: 01359 259506 firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other suggestions and enquiries please contact: Frances Jenner: 01359 259242 email@example.com.
Help us keep our communities safe
Walsham Le Willows Sports Club CASC held its annual general meeting on 8th April 2019 for a select gathering of members plus Jessica Fleming SCC & MSDC councils and retiring MSDC councillor Derek Osborne; both were thanked for their help in raising funds for Sports Club projects. Financial results for the year were positive whilst the Club continues to invest in better facilities for existing sports plus adding new dimensions such as walking netball and the weekly Great Run Local. Continue reading “Walsham Sports Club AGM 2019”
The Parish Council and village residents have observed an ongoing and worsening dog fouling problem along public footpaths in the village, in particular the ‘permissive’ path behind Four Ashes, and requests that dog owners please take proper responsibility for clearing up after their dogs in the interests of public health and the quiet enjoyment of other residents and footpath users.
Volunteers have had to clear footpaths of dog excrement before the Great Run Local takes place.
Permissive paths are not public footpaths and can be closed to public use by the owners if residents continue behave inconsiderately.
The footpaths are maintained by the Parish Council, landowners and volunteers for the benefit of everyone in the village but this requires all users to show a modicum of consideration for others.
Dog litter bins are provided.
Please pick it up and bin it!
PUBLIC NOTICE – MAJOR PLANNED DEVELOPMENT
LAND AT SHEPHERD’S GROVE, STANTON
Draft Masterplan Public Consultation Event
Property Recycling Group and Jaynic are inviting local residents, businesses and other stakeholders to a public consultation event on their Draft Masterplan for the Shepherd’s Grove area, and particularly the proposals for the development of the available land for employment, residential and other purposes.
Full details and a copy of the draft Masterplan and a questionnaire to put forward your views can be found at:
Thursday 21st February 2019
3.00pm and 8.00pm
Stanton Village Community Centre
Due ongoing technical issues with the equipment on the Mobile Van the start of the service is now delayed until further notice.
The providers offer their apologies and reassurance that everything is being done to get the new mobile post office up and running as soon as possible. As of 29th January, it is hoped that the issues will be resolved within the next two weeks.
Details of the new Mobile service at Walsham le Willows
The Village Hall Car Park
Walsham le Willows
Bury St Edmunds
New opening times (NEW START DATE TO BE ADVISED)
Tuesday 11:00 – 12:00
Thursday 11:00 – 12:00 Continue reading “Post Office Re-opening Delayed”
Build it right with Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils
- Building an extension
- Internal alterations i.e. removal of walls
- Converting your garage
- Creating an annex
Your council can help.
Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils, have a dedicated, independent and impartial team with over 100 years combined specialist knowledge in the construction industry. They can help guide you through the processes to make that all-important alteration to your home, whilst ensuring you meet mandatory Building Regulations. Continue reading “Building, alterations, conversions…”
Help us keep our communities safe
One serious local incident in the NW report for January.
Report something anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
Alternatively call 101 for non-urgent matters.
Always call 999 in emergencies, or if an immediate police response is required.
MSDC are consulting on their Housing Supply Statement.Anyone who has an interest in the outcome can put forward comments.
A six week consultation started on 17th January 2019.
A consultation web page will be published and responses can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
More information in this notice from MSDC – draft-MSDC-housing-land-supply-position-statement-2018 pdf