Community Council

Last updated on September 16th, 2017 at 01:45 am

graphic- people-around-tableWalsham-le-Willows Community Council

The Community Council is a voluntary organisation and a registered charity established for the benefit of the community at large with its membership comprising all residents of the parish.

Walsham-le-Willows Community Council was established in 1967 and was registered as The Charitable Trust [No. 278321] with the Charities Commission for England and Wales, in October 1979.

Community Council Minutes


The responsibilities of Walsham le Willows Community Council are:

  • To manage the Memorial Village Hall [The Memorial Hall Registered Trust No. 304950], its garden, grounds, the bowling green and car park.
  • To promote the social, educational and recreational life of the community as required by our Charitable Status within the National Charities Commission.

Specific Activities of the Community Council

  • Fundraising
  • The upkeep and hiring out of the Memorial Hall
  • The funding and publication of The Walsham Observer
  • Hosting the Satellite Post Office and running the Coffee Shop
  • The provision of entertainment (cinema, local music, drama and dance  performances, touring theatre groups)
  • Walsham Watch, an offshoot of the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme

Current Members

The Executive Committee comprises:

  • 4 Honorary Officers – Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Secretary.
  • a maximum of 14 other Elected Members (Resident individuals who are 18+ and are interested in furthering the work of the Council).
  • another 4 Representative Members (Parish Council, Sports Club, Women’s Institute and Parochial Church Council).


Rob Barber, Ian Bartholomew, Ian Campbell and Maggie Barber

Elected Statutory Representatives

  • Chair – Rob Barber, Coffee Shop contact
  • Vice Chair – Jeannie Bloomfield, Observer Editor
  • Treasurer – Ian Bartholomew
  • Secretary – Maggie Barber, Creative Arts East contact

Elected Representatives of four Statutory Village Organisations

  • Trevor Roberts – Parish Council
  • Jean Nielsen – Parochial Church Council
  • Ian Campbell – Sports Club
  • Barbara Wills – Women’s Institute

Other Committee Members (with particular areas of interest)

  • Richard Belson – contact for Eastern Angles Touring Theatre
  • Kevin Boardley – web site
  • Keith Rothon – Hiring and maintenance of Memorial Hall
  • Ken Stockton – Walsham Watch
  • Judith Thomas – Walsham Concert Party
  • Shirley White – Community Lunches
  • Jaclyn Clark
  • Mick Mansfield
  • Ralph Hubbard
  • Janet Hubbard


Constitution pdf


Rob Barber (Chair) using the contact form or on the number at bottom of page.