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Walsham le Willows is a thriving Suffolk village with a rich history as chronicled in the extensive quarterly reviews written and published by the Walsham le Willows History group.

The village community organises a variety of other clubs and groups and a roster of annual events, which include the very successful and popular Walsham Open Gardens Weekend usually on the Sunday and Monday of the August Bank Holiday weekend but sadly cancelled for 2020 due to the Coranivirus lockdown.

Check out all the village has to offer under ‘Explore’ on the main menu.


The Parish Council is a tier of government and is required to hold a regular public meetings. These are usually held in the Priory Room at 7pm on every second Tuesday of the month. Members of the public attending are able to make representations to their councillors by invitation of the Chair.

The Parish Clerk also maintains this website on behalf of the Parish Council which apart from the Parish Council pages, is done on a voluntary basis .

Government advice continues to discourage face to face, public meetings and this includes those of the Parish Councils.

Meetings continue to be held online whilst the lockdown restrictions apply. In normal times members of the public can just turn up to meetings but at the moment that is not possible. Read more on how to take part during lockdown.


The Community Council continues to meet online during lockdown and is making good progress on instructions given by the Charity Commission and using the down time to prepare for re-opening of the hall.

The work undertaken by new committee since they were elected will be presented in the proper way as soon as it is possible to hold an AGM. In the meantime, monthly updates are published in The Observer.

Read the latest edition & find out more about advertising.

The Observer is published monthly by the Community Council and is usually distributed, free of charge, to every household in the parish. 

The Observer is currently only published online due to restrictions caused by the Coronavirus outbreak.

The magazine is packed full of articles and news about village events and accepts advertising from local business and contractors, the revenue from which covers the costs of production.


Neighbourhood Plan

Neighbourhood Plan drop-in day is planned soon to gather views on proposals for housing.



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Watch out for the most recently released History Group Reviews – coming soon

Also find a brief history of Walsham and information about the history group.

History Group Books including the most recent book from Hubby Frost and a historical information published on CD

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