Walsham History Group Events 2019-20

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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

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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 shirley65801@outlook.com. For all other suggestions and enquiries please contact: Frances Jenner: 01359 259242 frances.jenner@hotmail.com.

Walsham Sports Club AGM 2019

Colour drawing of willow tree in roundel with text Walsham-le-Willows Sports ClubWalsham 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”

Dog Fouling

Bag it and bin it dog fouling signThe 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!

Development Shepherd’s Grove

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:

www.shepherdsgrovestanton-masterplan.co.uk

 Thursday 21st February 2019

3.00pm and 8.00pm

Stanton Village Community Centre

shepherds-grove-masterplan-consultation-map

Post Office Re-opening Delayed

post-office-logoDue 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
The Street
Walsham le Willows
Bury St Edmunds
IP31 3AA

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”

Building, alterations, conversions…

Build it right with Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils

Thinking about…

  • 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…”

MSDC Housing Land Supply Position Statement 2018/2019

Photograph of digger in middle of green field commencing the layout of foundations for housing developmentMSDC 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 delivery@baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk

Please direct any queries to Steven Stroud or Bron Curtis.

More information in this notice from MSDC – draft-MSDC-housing-land-supply-position-statement-2018 pdf

Fly Tipper Sentenced

Photograph of rubbish fly tipping in rural areaThe Parish Council have been advised that Mr Nigel Roberts, who was previously found guilty of fly-tipping over 28 tons of commercial and industrial waste in Walsham le Willows and Acton, was due to be sentenced in Ipswich Crown Court on Tuesday 22nd January at 11.15am.

The two incidents occurred in April 2015, and the scale was somewhat larger than the example in the image.

Riparian Ownership in Suffolk

Owning or living next to a watercourse brings with it many rights and responsibilities, some have developed over years under Common Law and others are defined in legislation such as the Land Drainage Act.

Suffolk County Council, in collaboration with other members Colour graphic showing river banks, and river zonesof the Suffolk Flood Risk Management Partnership, has published a new guide, Riparian Ownership in Suffolk, to clearly explain these issues.

These links and documents include further links and references to other relevant organisations, and useful resources, making it a “one stop shop” for nearly all queries that a riparian owner might have.

Download a copy of Riparian Ownership in Suffolk

If you have further questions please contact the SCC Flood and Water team at floods@suffolk.gov.uk

Citizens Advice Bureau – Cuts to Funding

DO YOU USE THE CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU?

Citizens Advice Bureau LogoSuffolk County Council is planning to cut the grant funding to CAB by £368,000 by 2021 leaving CAB with no funding at all from SCC .

SCC are trying to understand the impacts of this proposal, in particular with regard to equality legislation and access to services.

SO IF YOU WILL BE ADVERSELY IMPACTED BY THESE CHANGES TO FUNDING, ESPECIALLY FROM AN EQUALITY PERSPECTIVE, HAVE YOUR SAY AT:

https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/consultations-petitions-and-elections/consultations/local-citizens-advice-cab-consultation/

You can find this link and more information on the village website under the Parish Council meeting for 8th January in the report by County Councillor, Jessica Fleming.

THE CONSULTATION WILL RUN UNTIL 5PM ON WEDNESDAY 23rd JANUARY

Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Find out how and where…

Please make sure that you drop your tree at Four Ashes Farm entrance BEFORE 7pm on 7th January. Just the tree please, no pots, decorations or stands. ONLY trees less than 7 feet tall please. There will be a sign similar to the ad below to indicate where to drop your tree.

The Parish and Community Council’s extend their thanks to Mr Richard Martineau for facilitating this once again this year.

Recycling Christmas Tree Ad 2019
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Roadworks – November 2018

red triangle roadworks sign with work person in centre

From https://roadworks.org

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Wattisfield Road, Walsham Le Willows, Suffolk
20 November — 20 November
Delays likely Traffic control (convoy working)
Works location: WATTISFEILD ROAD, JUNCT THE STREET, WALSHAM LE WILLOW, BURY SAINT EDMUNDS…
Works description: accessing BT chamber to cable duct, no excavation and to complete termination of cable inside cabine…
Responsibility for works: Openreach
Current status: Advanced planning
Works reference: BC005HU789W00CMG-NNCZBO7

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Finningham Road, Walsham Le Willows, Suffolk
20 November — 20 November
Delays possible Traffic control (multi-way signals)
Works location: O/S JAYS COTTAGE, FINNINGHAM ROAD, WALSHAM LE WILLOWS, BURT SAINT EDMUNDS…
Works description: accessing BT chamber to cable duct, no excavation and to complete termination of cable inside cabine…
Responsibility for works: Openreach
Current status: Advanced planning
Works reference: BC005HU789W00CMG-NNCZBO6

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The Street, Walsham Le Willows, Suffolk
20 November — 20 November
Delays possible Traffic control (multi-way signals)
Works location: O/S MALTINGS HOUSE, THE STREET, WALSHAM LE WILLOWS, BURY SAINT EDMUNDS…
Works description: accessing BT chamber to cable duct, no excavation and to complete termination of cable inside cabine…
Responsibility for works: Openreach
Current status: Advanced planning
Works reference: BC005HU789W00CMG-NNCZBO5

Walsham-le-Willows Annual Art Group Exhibition – 2019

Painting "Still Waters" by Adrian Rumbles
“Still Waters” by Adrian Rumbles

Dates this year are Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th, Monday 26th November, 2018 from 10am to 6pm daily.

Admission is free.

This exhibition of 12 local artists’ work is held each year in The Priory Room (beside the church, The Causeway, Walsham-le-Willows  IP31 3AB) where each artist will be showing their latest work in a variety of media.

 

Guest artist this year is Adrian Rumbles, Painter and Sculptor.

Neighbourhood Plan November 2018

Neighbourhood planning logo with drawn images of a tree, a house, a bridge, a car, a workplace and people, all in different coloursThere are a few key meetings coming up and it would help to get as many interested people together as is possible.

Thursday 15th November – 7pm Priory Room

Joint meeting with Parish Council to meet with Council Officers , first to discuss CIL how we can get it and spend it and maybe a little about how best to construct our Neighbourhood plan…..what will get us through hoops and on to referendum as quickly as possible. Jimmy will be drawing up a draft agenda and key questions.

walsham-le-willows-logoThursday 29th November – 7pm Priory Room

In the light of discussions (above) with Council Officers to discuss the best structure for our plan and the best process to achieve that. A key part of this is learning from what others are doing.  Take a look at the Mendlesham Plan online which is currently the only completed and live plan in Mid -Suffolk.  There are others.  If you have views on the neighbourhood plan, take a look and bring your thoughts on how to take the plan forward.

Thursday 24th of January

A meeting dedicated to exploring what the vision should be for the Village what the key building blocks of the Plan should be.  What are our ‘must haves’ and ‘won’t haves’?

Remembrance Day Poppy Project

St Mary's Walsham le Willows, church wall adorned with poppies for Armistace Day

Almost 10,000 knitted and crocheted poppies decorate the inside and outside of St Mary’s Church in Walsham-le-Willows (Suffolk) in an act of remembrance of those who gave their lives during the First and Second World Wars.  Come along and take a look.

Tea/coffee and cake will be served in the church from 10 o’clock until 4 o’clock.

Take a look at a slide-show of images from this year’s display and watch a video commemoration for soldiers who fell.

Microsoft Edge browser bug

line drawing of bug with microsoft flag colours on wings

Microsoft, has been aware for two years of bug in the default Microsoft browser, Edge,  that causes header images on some websites (including this one) not to scroll smoothly!

 

Who knows, maybe they will fix it soon.  Use another browser!  Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Opera.

microsoft edge screen overlain with smashed glass

A thank you message

handwritten thanksA message from Victoria Cooper:

 

 

“A heartfelt and huge thank you to all the kind friends and neighbours who brought sustenance and comfort to me and Polly when we had that scary fire. Tea, sandwiches or just sitting with us helped us keep it together. Thank you Nigel Clarke for getting us back on the electric so quickly and of course words can’t describe what a wonderful Fire Brigade we have.”

Notice of Parish Councillor Vacancy

NOTICE OF VACANCY IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR
PARISH OF WALSHAM-LE-WILLOWS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.

If by 2 October 2018 (14 working days after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at Mid Suffolk District Council, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, IP1 2BX by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy. Otherwise the vacancy will be filled by co-option.
If an election is called, it will take place not later than 4 December 2018.

Dated 12 September 2018
Kevin Boardley
Proper Officer

Women’s Institute – Calendar Girls Musical Feb 2019

the women's institute logo
the women’s institute

Walsham le Willows WI is arranging a visit to Norwich Theatre Royal to see Calendar Girls the Musical on Saturday 16th February 2019.  Box Office booking opened in May and tickets are selling well.  WI is happy to open this up to anyone else who would like to go, not just WI members.

Leaving Walsham 9.30 on the day for shopping before the matinee at 2.30. A number of circle seats have been reserved, some with a wider leg room option for anyone who would like them.

Calendar Girls, The Musical

Cost is £40 per seat or £44 for the roomier option.  Cost of coach will be divided amongst those attending.  No profits will be made on this.

It’s possible that there may be some seats on the coach  just for shopping! TBA via Observer once numbers are known.

Contact Maggie Barber on 01359 259689.  Payment for seat required on booking.  Payments for coach one month later.  Payments dare non-refundable.

Walsham Wild Wood – update summer 2018

new wildwood sign carved from tree trunkThe Walsham Wild Wood held their second Midsummer Picnic on the 24th June. Unfortunately the football match and a very hot day resulted in fewer people attending than last year.  However the picnic was still a success with delicious donated food, plenty to drink and activities for the children including a new Nature Trail which took the them around the whole site.

The AGM was held on the 5th July. A quiet year was reported at the Wood but there was an unusual plant surprise when a clump of broom rape was found growing for the first time. This is a parasitic herbaceous plant with seeds that can be dormant in the soil for many years.

It was also reported that Alison Martin has stepped down as Secretary after 6 years.  Alison was was thanked for all her hard work and commitment to the project.  John Stebbing was elected as Secretary, Richard Belson was re-elected  as the Treasurer and Lorna MacKinnon was re-elected as Chair.

If you would like to find out more about Walsham Wild Wood please get in touch with Lorna  | 01359 259 140.