Community Defibrillator

Last updated on September 17th, 2017 at 09:52 pm

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

Last updated on September 17th, 2017 at 11:19 pm

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

Last updated on September 17th, 2017 at 10:45 pm

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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

Last updated on September 17th, 2017 at 10:40 pm

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

Last updated on September 17th, 2017 at 10:41 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.


Contact


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

Temporary Road Closure

Last updated on September 17th, 2017 at 10:44 pm

 

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

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Wills Index now searchable and sortable

Last updated on October 1st, 2017 at 07:15 pm

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

Last updated on September 17th, 2017 at 10:54 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.”

Grenfell Tower Relief Appeal

Last updated on September 17th, 2017 at 09:53 pm

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

Last updated on September 17th, 2017 at 10:59 pm

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”

About Me Health Passport

Last updated on September 17th, 2017 at 10:02 pm

suffolk-disability-action-group-logoThe Suffolk Disability & Health Action Group has been working with disabled people to produce ‘About Me’ (previously described as a Health Passport), a document that disabled people and/or their family carers can complete to give health and care professionals information about themselves to help those professionals provide better care. 

Download the About Me Health Passport.

Continue reading “About Me Health Passport”

Temporary Road Closure

Last updated on September 17th, 2017 at 11:04 pm

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”

Ian’s Cathedrals Ride – Update – Day 45

Last updated on September 17th, 2017 at 11:13 pm

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Start: Canterbury (10.30 am)
Finish: Rochester (6.30 pm)
Distance:  46.8 miles
Bike Time:  5h 08min
Ave Speed: 9.1 mph
Max Speed:  22.9 mph
Total Distance: 2432.5 miles
Total Time:  231h 22min

It was lucky that I arrived late the day before since I had to go back to the cathedral to take some pictures.  When I came out the heavens opened and there was thunder and lightning, so I waited for the skies to clear.  An earlier start and I would have been in the thick of it outside.

Continue reading “Ian’s Cathedrals Ride – Update – Day 45”

Ian’s Cathedral Ride – Update – Day 44

Last updated on September 17th, 2017 at 11:13 pm

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Sweet-Shop-in-RyeCathedrals Ride Day 44 Friday 26th May

Start: Winchelsea (8.20 am)
Finish: Canterbury (4.40 pm)
Distance: 48.8 miles
Bike Time: 5h 03min
Ave Speed: 9.6 mph
Max Speed: 22.8 mph
Total Distance:
2385.7 miles
Total Time: 226h 14min

Breakfast, collect laundry, pack up and remember to hand over the key as I pay my bill. Then the first cycling was uphill, but afterwards I was rewarded with a compensating downhill and then for the rest of the morning it was basically on the level. Continue reading “Ian’s Cathedral Ride – Update – Day 44”

Ian’s Cathedral Ride – Update – Days 41-43

Last updated on September 17th, 2017 at 11:13 pm

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Winchester-CathedralCathedrals Ride Day 41 Tuesday 23rd May
Start: Winchester (9.30am)
Finish: Chichester (5.30 pm)
Distance:  40.9  miles
Bike Time:  3h 46min
Ave Speed: 10.8 mph
Max Speed:  28.8 mph
Total Distance: 2232.9 miles
Total Time:  210h 34min

 

Nice to feel no pressure first thing in the morning. The only other guests were Australians who seemed to be almost permanently on holiday, well at least from the list of holiday destinations that they told me about.  Met my ‘twin’ Judy and her husband Peter at the cathedral, having first met Patryk, initially from Poland, walking the End-to-End with his fluffy gorilla Wilson Continue reading “Ian’s Cathedral Ride – Update – Days 41-43”

Less than 100 days to Gardens Weekend

Last updated on September 17th, 2017 at 10:00 pm

Image of old fashioned pink rose against glossy green foliage
Rosa ‘Albertine’

It won’t be long before the Walsham Open Gardens Weekend Committee members start knocking on doors to drum up support for the Bank Holiday Gardens Weekend.  Over 200 village residents will be marshalled to help out with a multitude of tasks that make the event the success it is.

It’s not only the garden owners who have to agree to open their gardens each year.  Road closures have to be arranged, rotas for car parking duties and serving food have to be drawn up, the making of sandwiches and cakes has to be agreed so that there are enough. Continue reading “Less than 100 days to Gardens Weekend”

Poppy Project Update

Last updated on September 17th, 2017 at 11:05 pm

A knitted poppy wall Jan and Fiona would like to thank the many ladies who are knitting/crocheting for the poppy project.
They will both be in the Coffee Shop on Thursday 29th June and Thursday 24th August to collect any poppies, and to give an update on progress.

Ian’s Cathedrals Ride – Update – Day 41

Last updated on September 17th, 2017 at 11:13 pm

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Start: Kilmington (8.15am)Salisbury-Market-Crossroads
Finish: Winchester (5.35 pm)
Distance:  63.0  miles
Bike Time:  5h 33min
Ave Speed: 11.3 mph
Max Speed:  28.8 mph
Total Distance: 2192.0 miles
Total Time:  206h 48min
Up and off early as I had to make sure that I arrived in Winchester well before six, as I was going out in the evening with my university friend.  First though I had a meeting with the Selina, the latest addition to Mary Jane’s side of the family. Then off for Salisbury on a none too strenuous ride.  Far fewer hills than the day before.

Continue reading “Ian’s Cathedrals Ride – Update – Day 41”

Ian’s Cathedral Ride – Update – Day 39

Last updated on September 17th, 2017 at 11:13 pm

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Church at Southleigh set in rolling green hillsStart: Ottery St Mary (9.20am)
Finish: Kilmingon Common (7.35 pm)
Distance:  71.0  miles
Bike Time:  6h 59min
Ave Speed: 10.1 mph
Max Speed:  28.8 mph
Total Distance: 2129.0 miles
Total Time:  201h 15min

Breakfast later than usual so departure was a little later.  Left shoe in danger of falling apart.  Met two cyclists early on who tell me that there is a severe hill coming soon. Continue reading “Ian’s Cathedral Ride – Update – Day 39”