Carol Concert – Saturday 4th January 2020 at 7.30pm
This year the Epiphany Singers will give their 50th annual carol concert in St Mary’s Church in Walsham le Willows. The Conductor will be Simon Carrington, Yale Professor emeritus, and the Organist will be David Hill of the London Bach Choir.
If you enjoy beautiful music and the most wonderful singing this is an evening not to be missed. Tickets are not required but there will be a retiring collection.
Epiphany Choral Eucharist Sunday 5th January 2020 at 11.00am
The Epiphany Singers also sing at this service. Drinks will be offered in the church after the service. Everyone is very welcome.
Following a recent Freedom of Information Request the Charity
Commission has confirmed that the prevailing Constitution of Walsham le Willows
Community Council is the document last amended in June 2010. Clause 7a of
this document clearly states that “the Annual General Meeting of the Council
shall be held not later than the 30th of June each year”.
Despite numerous protestations from the undersigned and others
this has not happened.
In the absence of an AGM being held in June we have obtained
advice from an independent legal source cognisant of charity law which confirms
that with effect from the 1st July 2019 the Executive Committee of Walsham le
Willows Community Council effectively ceased to exist and that any decisions or
transactions undertaken since that date in the name of the Community Council
are null and void.
In order to remedy this situation formal notice is today being
issued on behalf of all members of this charity (the residents of the village
at large) to convene a Special General Meeting on Monday 28th
October 2019 in the Priory Room at 7:30 pm.
A copy of this notice is posted below for your information.
As we are keen to involve as many villagers as possible in this
process can you please share this information with your friends and neighbours.
Mid Suffolk Council is offering grants between £1,000 to £5,000 to support residents and their carers carry out minor adaptations to their homes.
The grant is designed to help people and their families cope with challenges of living at home with long term health conditions. The scheme is open to all homeowners, private tenants and council property tenants in the district.
Babergh District Council and Mid Suffolk District Council are undertaking a second round of consultation on a new Joint Local Plan. The consultation period runs from 22nd July 2019 until 4pm on 30th September 2019.
This consultation is part of the initial stages of plan production and is being carried out under Regulation 18 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Plan) (England) Regulations 2012.
The Joint Local Plan will inform how Districts develop over the next 18 years. It will establish how much housing and land for businesses will be needed and where it will go, alongside protecting and enhancing the environment and delivering infrastructure.
Walsham-le-Willows currently has two vacancies, one for a parent governor which can only be filled by a parent or legal guardian of a child on roll at the school, the other for a Local Authority governor and could be filled by a member of the local community.
Would you like to apply? Do you know someone who might like to apply?
If so please email Lyndsay Cook, Governor Development Advisor at Suffolk County Council | 01473 260163
This will be updated with the reports still to be supplied in electronic editable format. Thanks to all those who have kindly supplied these already.
This meeting has traditionally been arranged by the Parish Clerk but is not a Parish Council meeting. Attendance by Parish Councillor’s is not required but it is considered good practice for them to do so and for the Chair of the Parish Council to give a report.
Please be aware that some pages on the website are currently not displaying correctly, especially those with many images.
A wordpress update has introduced a new ‘block’ editor for the creation and updating of pages and content. This cannot be reversed. Therefore each page will have to be revised in the new editor. There is a bit of a learning curve involved in this, so please accept the webmaster’s apologies whilst this is worked through.
The events calendarhas been removed as this was becoming increasingly time consuming to update, was causing issues with other plugins and and was not always displaying correctly.
Given that most of the calendar content was regular weekly events, these will be added back as a listing on a dedicated page where the event/organisation does not have a dedicated page already.
Pages on the site for specific events and organisations will be updated to include contacts and next event dates at the top of the page.
Following the issue last week there still seems to be problems with the events calendar. The issue either affects all recurring events in the calendar which can be viewed in the month view but further information is not accessible when you click on the link. Or the calendar does not display at all in month view.
Investigations and troubleshooting are in progress. Please accept the websmaster’s apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause.
With over 246 families applying for a free tree for their new born child, the Mid Suffolk District Council scheme to green up the district and leave a growing legacy for future generations definitely left a positive impact on the local environment.
The idea was suggested by the Green Party and whole-heartedly supported by the council. Request yours from the Mid Suffolk District Council website here: www.midsuffolk.gov.uk/treeforlife
Sunday 19th May at 4.00pm at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds. Tickets are on sale now from The Apex, by phone on 01283 758000, or online at www.buryfestival.co.uk
The first piece of orchestral music to sell a million records opens this year’s Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert in Bury Festival.
Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto has one of the most famous of all openings, with its attention-demanding horn calls and its grand piano chords. Audiences have always loved it, and in due course, it became the first classical music to sell a million records.
beside St Mary’s church, Walsham-le-Willows,unless stated otherwise.
Events are free to members, or £3.00 on the door
Walsham History Group publishes a quarterly review, free to members, and books on the history of Walsham-le-Willows. For membership enquiries (£6.00 per annum) please contact:Shirley Luscombe: 01359 259506 firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other suggestions and enquiries please contact: Frances Jenner: 01359 259242 email@example.com.
Walsham Le Willows Sports Club CASC held its annual general meeting on 8th April 2019 for a select gathering of members plus Jessica Fleming SCC & MSDC councils and retiring MSDC councillor Derek Osborne; both were thanked for their help in raising funds for Sports Club projects. Financial results for the year were positive whilst the Club continues to invest in better facilities for existing sports plus adding new dimensions such as walking netball and the weekly Great Run Local. Continue reading “Walsham Sports Club AGM 2019”
The Parish Council and village residents have observed an ongoing and worsening dog fouling problem along public footpaths in the village, in particular the ‘permissive’ path behind Four Ashes, and requests that dog owners please take proper responsibility for clearing up after their dogs in the interests of public health and the quiet enjoyment of other residents and footpath users.
Volunteers have had to clear footpaths of dog excrement before the Great Run Local takes place.
Permissive paths are not public footpaths and can be closed to public use by the owners if residents continue behave inconsiderately.
The footpaths are maintained by the Parish Council, landowners and volunteers for the benefit of everyone in the village but this requires all users to show a modicum of consideration for others.
Property Recycling Group and Jaynic are inviting local residents, businesses and other stakeholders to a public consultation event on their Draft Masterplan for the Shepherd’s Grove area, and particularly the proposals for the development of the available land for employment, residential and other purposes.
Full details and a copy of the draft Masterplan and a questionnaire to put forward your views can be found at: