Walsham Needs A Neighbourhood Plan

Last updated on August 17th, 2017 at 06:29 pm

Sepia toned image of Kitchener, "Your Village Needs You"Do you have any spare time to devote to this process along with a group of others who would form a sub-committee of the Parish Council, reporting back regularly on progress until we had a viable Neighbourhood Plan?

If so, please contact the Parish Council.  Read more about Neighbourhood Planning Meeting.

A planning application (1352/17) for the development of 60 dwellings on the Wattisfield Road by New Hall Properties UK has engendered a lot of concern from both Walsham and Wattisfield residents and other interested parties.

Over forty people attended the Public Open Forum of the Parish Council meeting on 9th May 2017 to express their concerns which were predominantly about the impact of such large scale development on the village infrastructure, traffic, amenities and the environment.

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Music for Another Summer Evening

Last updated on August 17th, 2017 at 06:29 pm

image of wind octet intrumentsFor your diary, The Churchgate Wind Octet and vocal group return to St. Mary’s, Walsham-le-Willows at 7.30pm on Saturday 15th July.

Last year they delighted us with a perfectly paced and varied programme and we hope their concert will become a regular summer fixture.

Come and enjoy a glass of wine and St.Mary’s in its summer finery as you listen to these accomplished musicians.

Tickets £5 on the door which includes a glass of wine.

All profits go to St. Mary’s Church.


Priest-in-Charge | Reverend Philip Merry | 01359 258 806
Church Warden | Janet Kerridge 

Temporary Road Closure

Last updated on August 17th, 2017 at 06:29 pm




red road closed signSuffolk County Council intends to make an order closing the C655 The Street, Walsham-le-Willows outside Old Infants School to facilitate a leak repair. Other co-ordinated works may also take place during this period.

blue sign indicating pedestrian and cycle accessAccess will be open for pedestrians and cyclists.

yellow road sign for traffic diversionThe diversion route will be Townhouse Road, Palmer Street, The Causeway and vice versa.

It is intended that the closure will operate from 11/07/2017 – 13/07/2017 but if necessary the order may remain in force for 18 months (or longer if extended by the Minister).

Enquiries should be made to Anne-Marie Kewley of TBF Traffic. Tel: (01449) 490865. Email: anne-marie.kewley@tbfcontracting.com

Date: 29/06/2017



TIMOTHY EARL, Head of Legal Services, Suffolk County Council, Constantine House, 5 Constantine Road, Ipswich, IP1 2DH

map showing impact of traffic order c655
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Mark Lane, Head Gardener Buckingham Palace coming to Walsham

Last updated on August 17th, 2017 at 06:29 pm

Mark Lane, Head Gardener, Buckingham Palace.

Put the date in your diary!

On Saturday 16th September at  2.30pm the Head Gardener, of Buckingham Palace, Mark Lane , will give a talk at the Memorial Hall about the Palace Gardens.

He will cover the history of the site, key features, horticultural practices with particular mention of some interesting specimens that thrive in the gardens.

Janet Kerridge Awarded British Empire Medal

Last updated on August 17th, 2017 at 06:29 pm

British Empire MedalOur very own Janet Kerridge was awarded a British Empire Medal for services to her community.  Janet has worked through St. Mary The Virgin Church since she was a child and had, until this year, been Church Secretary since 1973,
She said: “I was very surprised and have been congratulated by my friends.  Twelve people wrote letters to help recommend me for this award and that was the most surprising thing.  I am most proud of organising the children’s praise and Christmas praise.”