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News & Views Magazine February/March now online

Walsingham News Views magazine cover Read the latest edition of News & Views, community magazine for Walsingham, Houghton and the Barshams.

The editorial team would welcome contributions for the April/May issue, please send in any contributions by 28 February 2019.

Please email to News & Views secretary Lynette Sutton Lynette06@live.co.uk


Charity Snowdrop Walk in aid of Walking4Norfolk

James Bagge walked the 1500 miles from Lynn to Santiago de Compostela last year to raise money for the unpaid carers of Norfolk, an astonishing way to follow his year as High Sheriff of Norfolk. His Walking4Norfolk fund created by this amazing sponsored walk, can now support carers through funding many different local independent projects, helping to make their lives a little easier. It is administered by the Norfolk Community Foundation.

The Walsingham Abbey charity snowdrop walk on Saturday 23rd Feb will be in aid of the Walking4Norfolk Fund. Come and walk the snowdrop filled paths and woodland surrounding the medieval ruins.

At 4pm, James will give his ‘Talk on the Walk’ about his journey, at Walsingham Parish Hall.

Snowdrop Walks 10am-4pm Abbey Grounds/Shirehall Museum. Cash entry at the Gatehouse. Card payments at the Shirehall Museum. Adult £5.50, child 6-16 £2.50. Under 6 free. Dogs on leads welcome.

Refreshments all day at Walsingham Parish Hall, 10am-4pm
Illustrated talk at 4pm at Walsingham Parish Hall.
Entry to the talk is free but donations will be very welcome and given to the fund.

Treasure Seekers: activity day for children

Children's activity dayA free, fun activity day for children of all ages at the village hall on the first day of half term!

No need to book, come along at 10am to register your child (under 5s must be accompanied all day).

Run by volunteers from churches in Walsingham. Lunch and snacks included.

Monday 18th February 10am-3pm
Walsingham Village Hall, Wells Rd, Walsingham, NR22 6DJ

Parish Council Elections of 2 May 2019

Local Elections 2 May 2019

This year the Parish Council elections coincide with the District Council elections on 2 May 2019. So now is the time to consider taking an active part in local government and representing the views of all the residents in the parish. Would you like to make a difference to your local community? Walsingham is looking for potential new councillors.

The role is not onerous: the Parish Council meets eight times a year; councillors spend some time between meetings on parish council matters or particular projects depending on their involvement.

The Parish Council has an overall responsibility for the well-being of the local neighbourhood. The work falls into three main categories: representing the local community; delivering services to meet local needs (often in conjunction with the District and County Councils); and striving to improve the quality of life in the local area.

A wide range of training for councillors is available, covering role and responsibilities, law and procedures, planning, council finance, budget and precept, employment issues.

Make a difference and stand as a Parish Councillor

  • Get involved with your community
  • Have a say about the local issues
  • Influence the way local services are provided
  • Decide how local money is spent to improve your community.

If you wish to stand as a Parish Councillor you will need to complete a Nomination Paper (see information below) which must be hand delivered to the Returning Officer, Electoral Services, North Norfolk District Council, Holt Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9EN on any working day after the date of the Notice of Election (26 March) between the hours of 10am and 4pm but no later than 4pm on Wednesday 3 April.

The link below provides information regarding the qualifications for standing, candidate spending, the campaign, your right to attend key electoral events and what to do after the declaration of results. It is a very useful page and may help potential candidates decide if they want to stand and if they qualify to stand.

https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/candidate-or-agent/parish-and-community-council-elections-in-england-and-wales To find the nomination paper, on Part 2a click on “Click here to view resources for Part 2a: Standing as an independent candidate” and the papers are there. You will also need to print out and return an Expenses Form (Part 3) and send it to the District Council by 30 May even if it is a nil entry.

For more information, assistance or to book a slot for submitting your nomination papers contact the District Council Electoral Services on 01263 516010 or email emma.denny@north-norfolk.gov.uk

Notice of Temporary Road Closure

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL has made a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the C597 Hindringham Road from a point 30 metres east of its junction with C322 Whey Curd Road for a distance of 40 metres eastwards in the PARISH OF WALSINGHAM because of works to install a new electrical connection.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) from 18th February 2019 to 22nd February 2019 for the duration of the works, expected to be 5 days within the period.

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Walsingham Picture Palace New Year cinema programme

New Year 2019 Film Programme

Walsingham’s village cinema at Walsingham Parish Hall

If you missed a film, don’t forget you can borrow them afterwards to watch from the comfort of your sofa!

Tuesday March 19th 

FIRST MAN 12A 141 mins

The riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong’s perspective, the film explores the triumphs and the cost – on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation itself – of one of the most dangerous missions in history. Directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling as Armstrong and Claire Foy as his steadfast spouse.  Read full post »

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