The 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.
Ian 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.
If you are interested then please contact Ian on 07810 822 786 or by email: email@example.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.
This 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.
TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF PART OF THE C655 THE STREET, WALSHAM LE WILLOWS
Suffolk 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.
Access will be open for pedestrians and cyclists.
The 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
TIMOTHY EARL, Head of Legal Services, Suffolk County Council, Constantine House, 5 Constantine Road, Ipswich, IP1 2DH
Our 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.”
The 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.
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”
The 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.
TEMPORARY 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.
Access will be open for pedestrians and cyclists.
The 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”
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.
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”
Cathedrals 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”
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”