Support Walsham Sports Club

Colour drawing of willow tree in roundel with text Walsham-le-Willows Sports ClubSupporting the Sports Club an easy way!

Order your heating oil through Butler Fuels.  

To order call Amber Nash on  01603 885 156 or  0345 602 1106

Every order so far placed, has been more competitively priced than from any other supplier – what’s not to like?  If your children use the Sports Club help the club to continue keeping them exercised and entertained!

red and white butler fuels lorryEven if you don’t use the Sports Club Butler fuels will still make the same contribution to the Sports Club of £10 per 1000 litres or £5 per 500 litres.

All contributions greatly received – Ian Campbell (Treasurer) 

Recycling Bins

bright yellow clothing bankShould you find any of the recycling bins are full, please don’t deposit on the ground, ring the appropriate number and inform the contractor that their facility at Walsham Village Hall, IP31 3AA, needs emptying.  Your help will assist the smooth running of the recycling facility.
Clothing Bank | 01737 770321
Paper | 01373 830948
Glass | 01842 820804

The collector’s report that the amount of inappropriate items in the bank has gone down over last two collections. Thank you for your help and co-operation.

Parish Council Annual Return 2017 Published

Annual Return for the Parish Council of Walsham-le-Willows has been published.

A paper copy has been placed on the Village Notice Board.

The accounts are now available for inspection by local electors.

Printed copies of the annual return are available for £1.50, please contact the Parish Clerk on 01359 259 794.

 

Parish Council Documents

graphic of people around meeting table in silhouetteThe Parish Council page has been updated to include a list of contacts for Councillors and Officers, agendas and minutes going back to January 2014, budget reconciliation reports back to April 2017, County and District Councillor Jessica Fleming’s reports to Parish Council (these need to be completed) and the policies and procedures to which the Parish Council works.

Meditation – A Direct Path to Wellbeing

stacked pebbles against a blurred blue and orange sky and the moon low in the skyIan Guthrie has just moved to the village and is offering to set up regular meditation sessions.  He has been practising meditation himself for just over 30 years and teaching the practice on and off for 15 years.

The classes would be free but obviously room hire would need to be covered.

stylised line drawing of a person meditatingIf you are interested then please contact Ian on 07810 822 786 or by email: lokamdhara@gmail.com

Let others know if you think they may be interested.  If there is enough interest Ian feels a class could be running by the end of September after an initial introductory meeting.

Mark Lane, Head Gardener Buckingham Palace coming to Walsham

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.  See the events diary for more details.

Community Defibrillator

red telephone kioskThe Community Defibrillator is located in the refurbished red telephone kiosk just outside the Memorial Hall and is now fully operational.  NOTE: THERE IS NO PHONE IN THE TELEPHONE KIOSK

yellow automated electronic defibrillator deviceThis Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is registered with the East of England Ambulance Service and can be accessed via a digital keypad on the yellow storage unit inside the kiosk.

Obtain the access code by dialling 999 and ask for the ambulance service giving IP31 3AA as the location reference. 

The Memorial Hall Management Committee reiterate their gratitude to Richard Pratt at R&D Construction for both the donation and relocation of the kiosk from it’s old location on The Street.

Horticultural Show 2017 Results

Horticultural Show Saturday 12th August 2017

horticultural show officials discussing the outcome of the judgingThis year brought drought in May, a heatwave in June, and a torrential downpour just before, but despite this and several regular entrants being away, Walsham still put on a great Show with entry numbers higher than last year.  Very encouraging. 

The Committee would like to thank everyone who entered, those who came on the day to view the display and all who worked so hard to make it a success, setting up the Hall the day before, assisting the judges, baking such delicious cakes and serving the teas, and for donating the many generous raffle prizes.

The Committee were delighted to welcome Sue Wooster from the Bellflower Nursery in Langham to present the cups.  Next year will be 150 years since the first Walsham Horticultural Show so we are hoping to make it a special one. Continue reading “Horticultural Show 2017 Results”

Tour of Britain passes through Walsham

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On Friday 8 September 2017 Walsham welcomes the Tour of Britain!

Stage Six of Britain’s premier road cycling race will take place entirely within Suffolk, starting in Newmarket at 10.45am and finishing in Aldeburgh.

Based on current estimated timings the race will arrive here in Walsham at 12 noon

You’ll be able to see some of the world’s top cyclists weaving their way through our village, so please line The Street and Finningham Road and wave your flags as they speed past!

image tour of britain passing over winning lineThe Memorial Hall Coffee Shop will be open from 10:30 until 12:30

There is more information about Suffolk’s stage of The Tour on the official Tour of Britain website.

You can also receive regular updates, team and rider announcements on Twitter.

Diary of an ‘Organised Cycle Ride’ Published

ian's cycle diary 2017The diary of Ian Toulson’s Organised 2604 mile Cycle Ride over seven weeks in April and May this year has been published.  

Suggested minimum donation is £7.50 with all proceeds going to St Mary’s Church for the Fabric and Organ Funds. 

Contact Ian for a copy on 01359 259 646 or see him in the Coffee Shop in Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Music for Another Summer Evening

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.


Contact


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

Temporary Road Closure

 

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984: SECTION 14

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF PART OF THE C655 THE STREET, WALSHAM LE WILLOWS

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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Wills Index now searchable and sortable

image of three dimensional letters in blue each standing to form the word 'update' with and representation of the world globe to the leftimage of blue computer mouse with the usb lead spelling out the word 'upgrade' Image of last will and testament documentThe web site has been upgraded to include a plugin that enables information to be easily presented in tables.  The Wills Index data from the old site has been updated to present it in a new table.

 

 

This new table allows searching and sorting by any of the headings with navigation that allows the user to scroll though entries 10 at a time or to select how many rows are displayed.

Janet Kerridge Awarded British Empire Medal

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.”

Grenfell Tower Relief Appeal

lit candles against a dark black backgroundThe South West Ipswich Team Ministry has created a Grenfell Tower Relief Appeal.

Following the awful tragedy at the Grenfell Tower in Kensington churches in Suffolk on Sunday 18th June will be taking collections for the people of Grenfell Tower, not just to provide immediate relief, but to support the survivors and their community for the long process of rebuilding their lives.

Anyone who is not attending church this Sunday can put a donation, or a cheque payable to SWITM PCC, in an envelope through the letterbox of the Rectory.

Walsham Sports Club Receives Award

Colour drawing of willow tree in roundel with text Walsham-le-Willows Sports ClubThe Working Together Fund is an awards programme open to Suffolk’s voluntary and community organisations. Funded by Suffolk County Council, the programme is administered by Suffolk Community Foundation with the objective of recognising outstanding service delivery or community activity as a result of increased collaborative working.

Jane Storey, Deputy Leader, Suffolk County Council, said whilst she was sorry not to have been able to present this year’s awards in person, “I was very impressed with the quality of applications which made the panels decisions very difficult. It is great to celebrate such excellent collaborative work across Suffolk.” Continue reading “Walsham Sports Club Receives Award”

Temporary Road Closure

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984: SECTION 14

red road closed signTEMPORARY CLOSURE OF PART OF THE U5923 WATTISFIELD ROAD, WALSHAM LE WILLOWS

Suffolk County Council intends to make an order closing the U5923 Wattisfield Road, Walsham Le Willows outside Hawthorns to facilitate replacement of a manhole cover and frame.  Other coordinated works may also take place during this period.blue sign indicating pedestrian and cycle access

Access will be open for pedestrians and cyclists.

 

yellow road sign for traffic diversionThe diversion route will be The Street, Summer Road, the A143 and vice versa.

 

It is intended that the closure will operate on 31/05/2017 from 9am – 4:30pm but if necessary the order may remain in force for 18 months (or longer if extended by the Minister). Continue reading “Temporary Road Closure”