Last updated on January 20th, 2018 at 05:04 pm
You may have noticed that these have been poor or non-existent from morning of the 18th January.
ISSUE RESOLVED 19th January.
Vodafone have confirmed to Parish Clerk that there is an issue that they are aware of and working on.
You can find out the latest on the Vodafone website (using the network status tab) where you can sign up for an email alert on updates where you will also find the following post:
‘We’re aware of some network issues in your area right now.
There’s a problem with our mobile network in this area at the moment that may be causing issues with your service. We’re sorry if you’re experiencing any disruption – we know how frustrating this can be. Thanks for your patience. As soon as we have any further updates, we’ll let you know here.’
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Snacks, Wine, Beer & Soft Drinks
If you did not know, Walsham now has a new mobile mast on St. Mary’s Church tower.
It was originally suggested that the mast would be an Orange installation.
Latterly is has been suggested the mast is a Vodafone installation.
What seems to work best are the Vodafone and Orange networks which now give a 4G data network signal and 3-4 bars Cellular mobile phone signal indoors in the majority of locations along The Street. Out at the end of the Ixworth Road 4G and 2 bars have been reported.
Obviously there will always be variability but the information on the best Network Providers for this area is anecdotal until confirmed by the Parochial Church Council but it appears that Walsham now has 4G data speeds and a decent cellular mobile signal !
Last updated on January 18th, 2018 at 12:19 am
Do you advertise in The Observer? If advertising were available on this site would you be interested?
Tentative proposals are being put to the Community Council that may result in Observer advertisers being able to place the same ad here for a small extra fee.
If an ad were not placed in the Observer, then an ad could not be placed on the website. The two would go together with the web ad being an optional extra.
Initially it would probably take the form of a ‘sticky post’, like this one, which remains at the top of the homepage with a rolling, randomised ‘slide show’ of ads submitted for Observer publication which would be to ensure the same ads were not seen at the beginning of each visit to the site. Visitors to the site would be able browse the ads manually. Continue reading “Advertising on this site…”
Grand re-opening of newly refurbished Memorial Hall on 3rd February with tea and cakes in the afternoon and a Ceilidh in the evening. See the Events Diary for more details.
Last updated on January 18th, 2018 at 12:30 am
Once again, Richard Martineau has kindly offered to have trees collected from his property. There will be a notice advising as to where to leave your tree. Please do not leave trees on the road.
Saturday 6th January 2018 7.30 p.m.
St Mary’s Church, Walsham le Willows
Conductor: Simon Carrington – Yale Professor emeritus
Organist: David Hill – Conductor, London Bach Choir
For many years Walsham has been privileged to have this very talented group of people come and sing in our church. They arrive from all over the country and abroad, many of international fame.
This is a very special evening. You don’t have to be a church-goer, just someone who enjoys beautiful music and the most wonderful singing. Some of the pieces you may recognise, others will be new, but all will be memorable.
Tickets are not required but there will be a retiring collection.
Shirley White, organiser of the very successful Community Lunches at the Memorial Hall, would like to wish all her diners a Happy and Healthy New Year.
She also has a thank you to all who came along to the Christmas lunch earlier in December. There was a lovely Christmas atmosphere which everybody seemed to enjoy.
Shirley is now taking bookings for the next Community lunch which will be on Monday 8th January 2018 in the newly refurbished Memorial Village Hall. As always the Memorial Hall will open at 12pm and Roast Pork, potatoes and vegetables will be served by Carol Hubbard at 12.45pm. Dessert, tea and coffee will follow.
Please book a place, at £6, with Shirley on 258532 by 5.00pm on Friday 5th January to have a look at the new hall, which looks amazing, while catching up over lunch with friends and hopefully some table games for those who have time to stay on.
Last updated on January 2nd, 2018 at 07:35 pm
Come and have a look at the refurbished Memorial Hall.
The Village Hall Coffee Shop will re-open from 10 till 12 on Tuesday 2nd January in the refurbished Memorial Hall. It’s much warmer thanks to the newly installed insulation and heating!
Walsham History Group invites you to a New Year’s Day Walk at 11 am on Monday 1st January 2018.
Meet at the Six Bells crossroads from where the walk will set off, returning for soup at the Six Bells at approximately 12.30 pm
Appeal from, Helen Wilson, Principal, Thurston Community College to complete the consultation questionnaire…
Proposed cuts to free school bus provision by Suffolk County Council could remove the choice of parents in many of our catchment villages to send their children to Thurston Community College. Suffolk County Council is proposing to stop providing free bus transport to Thurston Community College to residents that live nearer to another school, even though Thurston will remain the catchment school for all the children in these villages.
This means that children who wish to continue attending their catchment school will have to pay £960 a year for a school bus or find some other way to get to school. We feel this is a huge burden for our families and will mean that a choice of school will only be available to those who can afford it. Continue reading “Defend Your School Transport Service”
The Village Hall Post Office is temporarily closed. Watch this space for updates.
The Coffee Shop is open as usual from where there will be a Post Office car run – Village Hall to Badwell and back.
Tuesday mornings from 10.30 – contact Rob on 259689
Thursday afternoons from 2.30 – contact Ralph on 259560
Last updated on December 4th, 2017 at 05:48 pm
One last appeal for volunteers (pdf) from of Chair of Parish Council, Maggie Barber, to get this project off the ground for the future of the village. What skills do you have? Can you offer any of the following or are you able to have a go with others? If so please contact Maggie (details at bottom of every page) with an idea of what you could bring to this village enterprise.
- Project management
- Planning e.g. general familiarity with the planning system, development plan documents, writing policies etc
- Community engagement and communication e.g. understanding community engagement processes and methods, leadership, motivation and communication skills
- Marketing, promotion and consultation e.g. designing leaflets, promotional material, questionnaires and surveys
- Funding and delivery e.g. sources of funding, grant/funding applications, fund-raising
- Writing, editorial, graphic design e.g. report writing, editing/proofing, design of reports, maps, plans and other graphics
- Computers and Information Technology e.g. wordprocessing spreadsheets, managing website, social media, web-based information
- Expertise in specific topic areas, e.g: housing, transport or the historic environment.
Last updated on December 4th, 2017 at 05:49 pm
Children from the village received excellent results in this Festival for children from all over the County (pdf).
Last updated on December 4th, 2017 at 06:18 pm
Judith Thomas was invited to The Apex in Bury St. Edmunds to watch some of the Shakespeare Festival for Schools performances. This is her report back…
‘The Shakespeare Schools Foundation is a charity and throughout Great Britain 1,008 schools have taken part. I watched a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by King Edward V1 Upper School and The Taming of the Shrew by Samuel Ward Academy. However, the stars of the night for me were Year 6 from Walsham le Willows Primary School. I had Continue reading “Royal Shakespeare Company ‘Eat your hearts out’!”
The Garden Weekebds Committee will be lighting the Christmas Tree outside St. Mary’s Church on Sunday 3rd December at 4pm.
Do come along and enjoy the start of the Christmas celebrations.
Mulled wine and mince pies will be served in the Priory Room afterwards.
It’s been a month of mixed results for the First Team League wise we drew 2 -2 at home to Haverhill Rovers coming back from 2-0 down. We then lost at home by the odd goal in three to Godmanchester Rovers having played for twenty minutes with ten men. We were thrashed away by third placed Coggeshall Town but then thrashed Wivenhoe Town at home by 4 goals to nil. A brace from Cameron Nichols and a goal apiece for Callum Dongray and Lee Hammond did our goal difference the world of good. In the League Cup we beat Long Melford 6 -5 on penalties following a 1-1 draw. Lee Hammond was our goalscorer in the Suffolk premier Cup we lost 3-0 at home to Brantham Athletic.
The Reserves thought they had won their first league game of the season beating Ipswich Wanderers Reserves away but a few days later Wanderers withdraw from the league. Continue reading “Sports Club Report December 2017”
Not until 13th October 2018 but The Basin Street Brawlers are booked into the refurbished Memorial Village Hall. More details will follow.
It’s in the village diary – is it in yours?
Last updated on November 21st, 2017 at 02:37 pm
The last of the 72 Walsham History Group Reviews have now been linked to the searchable table of reviews – and all the content recreated on the new site so there is something to link too!
If you are looking for something specific amongst all that content, don’t forget you can use the site search on the top menu which uses Google search on this site to find pages containing any of your search terms.
If you put your search term “inside quotes” the search will only return content that matches everything inside the quotes.
The Wild Wood Group has now carried out regular autumn maintenance work. On a beautiful sunny morning saplings were planted in the last of the gaps and staking/supports to the trees were checked. The organisers wish to thank all those who came to help.
The project is creating a native wild wood with planting carefully planned with native species only which will ultimately create an truly native space.
A watchful eye is also kept for muntjac deer rubbing against the young tree trunks.
If you would like to join the group find contact details for the organisers on the Wild Wood Group page.
The First team have had a difficult month but their last home game so them record a well deserved win in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division at home to Ipswich Wanderers . We eon 2-0 courtesy of goals from Jack Brame and Reece Clarke.
The Reserves are a very young side and results are not going their way at the moment. They are still awaiting their first league win of the season and are out of the Suffolk Senior Reserves Cup having lost at Felixstowe.
The under 18’s have also had a difficult month and are out of the Suffolk midweek youth Cup having lost 2-1 at home to their Felixstowe conterparts.
Bartons are also having a difficult season and are out of the Suffolk Junior Cup losing 4 -0 at home to Kesgrave.
The B’s have had 2 excellent results in the Bury and District League this month beating Bury Wanderers 9 -1 at home and Eriswell Village 4 -1 away.
The Ladies were well beaten in the Suffolk Ladies cup by Ipswich Town Ladies and the Veterens were beaten in the Suffolk Veterens Cup by Capel Plough.
Last updated on October 31st, 2017 at 10:53 pm
St. Mary’s church, Walsham-le-Willows, has been ‘yarn bombed’ overnight in the run up to Remembrance Day, with over 5000 hand-crafted red poppies now to be seen cascading from the bell tower and over the walls .
There are also 40 poppies on display inside the church commemorating the 40 men from Walsham who died in the First and Second World Wars and whose names are listed on the War Memorial in the churchyard.
Jan Hall, who led the project with the village British Legion representative Fiona Glover, has been overwhelmed by the response to their appeal to local, talented crafters to make the profusion of poppies that have been knitted and crocheted by more than 75 individuals to mark Armistice Day and raise funds for the British Legion Poppy Appeal. Continue reading “St. Mary’s church ‘yarn bombed’”
Last updated on October 30th, 2017 at 06:20 pm
Remembrance Day approaches and talented crafters of Walsham-le-Willows and its surrounding villages are preparing to commemorate the day with a profusion of beautiful handcrafted poppies set to adorn St Mary’s Church. Continue reading “A Celebration of Letters”
Work in the hall is progressing very well and is currently running slightly ahead of schedule. Insulation layers are being installed to each internal wall which will be about six inches thicker once the work is completed.
An initial stage payment representing 30% of the total project cost has now been made. The three new windows have been ordered via the Parish Council and will be installed during the week commencing 6th November. If work continues at this rate the hall may even be available again before Christmas!
Come and meet Ian ‘Red Sox’ Toulson at Waterstones, Bury St.Edmunds on Saturday 28th October between 10 am and 1 pm.
See the pictures of his latest ride, have a chat, and maybe, even buy a copy of his latest illustrated diary, ‘An Organised Cycle Ride (With The Kindness of Strangers)’.
Proceeds go to the Walsham-le-Willows St. Mary’s Fabric and Organ Fund.
Last updated on October 31st, 2017 at 10:56 pm
Meditation sessions this week will be at 7pm on Wednesday 18th October and at 2pm on Sunday 22nd October.
Sessions can last up to 90 minutes by arrangement with those in attendance. If this is too long for some it can be arranged at the beginning of the session for those participants to leave earlier.
In future dates and times will be posted in the events diary and these will on the same days and times each week unless otherwise advised. So always check the diary before attending if you have not been to the last meeting. Some dates and times may change due to Ian’s commitments and as the group settles into a regular pattern.
If you would like to join those already attending please contact Ian on 07810 822 786 or by email | email@example.com
Walsham Wild Wood have the annual Autumn Planting and Maintenance Morning on Saturday 11th November.
Organisers will be on site from 10.00 – 12.30. Please come along if you would like to help.
If anyone is interested in Sponsoring a Tree, please contact Richard Belson on 258868 for details. You can plant your tree yourself or it can be planted for you.
Enjoy the poppy memorial at the church and join us as well if you can.
Note: If it is pouring with rain, the event will be postponed.
Last updated on October 8th, 2017 at 12:53 am
Support your local football club with the kick off of the Non-League Weekend at Walsham-le-Willows Football Club on Friday 6th October at 7.45pm.
Come and enjoy the home game vs Gorleston with a pie and a pint for a fiver and free chips thrown in!
Entrance fee will be ‘pay what you like’
The published Minutes going back to the 2016 AGM and the latest Agenda are now uploaded to the Community Council page.
Budget Reconciliation Reports may follow.