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“From its wide skies to vast, sandy, windswept beaches, Norfolk bequeaths you that most valuable and elusive thing in our crushed, hectic modern lives: a sense of space.”

Patrick Barkham, The Guardian.

Walsingham News

News & Views for August and September out now

The new issue of News & Views, community magazine for Walsingham, Houghton and the Barshams, is out now.

Print copies are delivered to all households in those villages, you can also read the magazine online.

From this October, the magazine will be printed and distributed quarterly, so the next issue will cover October, November and December.

Please send contributions to magazine secretary Lynette Sutton [email protected]

The deadline for contributions for the next edition is 31st August 2020.

Notice of Temporary Road Closure

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL has made a Temporary Traffic Order affecting the C586 Fakenham Road from its junction with the U14106 Ford Road for a distance of 180 metres north eastwards in the PARISH OF BARSHAM because of access being required to BT underground structure.

The road will be temporarily closed (except for access) between 09:30 and 15:30 hours from 20th August 2020 to 21st August 2020 for the duration of the works, expected to be 2 days within the period.

Alternative route is via: Fakenham Road, Barsham Road, Walsingham Road, Green Way, West Barsham Road (Barsham, Walsingham).

(If necessary the restriction could run for a maximum period of 18 months from the date of the Order).

Penalty: £1000 maximum fine on conviction and/or endorsement for contravention.

In the event of the start date being delayed the new start date will be displayed on site in advance.

The person dealing with enquiries at Norfolk County Council is Martin Dixon (Community and Environmental Services) Telephone 0344 800 8020.

Dated this 14th day of August 2020

Helen Edwards

Chief Legal Officer, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DH

Solo Show at Salthouse Church 14 -28 August 2020

Solo Show: Heaven and Earth

Tracey is really excited to announce that her second solo show at Salthouse Church is now going ahead and will be opening on Friday 14th August – Friday 28th August.

Called ‘Heaven & Earth’ this show is an expression of faith and art inspired by the beauty of Creation. 

Open daily: 10 am – 5.30 pm; Sunday 11 am – 5.30 pm.

Venue: St Nicholas Church, Church Lane (off Cross Street), Salthouse, NR25 7XH


Can you help? Do you have workshop / gallery space?

Wall Lights

Tracey Dixon is a silversmith and jeweller who ran a design and make business for 10 years creating a range of contemporary interior products. After a period of teaching Design Technology and Engineering in secondary school she has decided to combine the creative, making and education
skills into teaching silversmithing and jewellery in North Norfolk.

Silver Bowl

Silver Champagne Flute

Tracey lives in Great Walsingham and is in the planning process of starting up the business and currently looking for suitable premises with the hope of opening the business in the new year.

Silver Candlesticks

Tracey would be grateful if anyone knows of any suitable properties to rent in Walsingham or the
surrounding area. In order to provide a socially distanced learning environment the workshop/gallery space would need to be between 400-500 sq ft.

Please contact Tracey on: 01328 821404 / 07939 119326 / [email protected]

Brass Vase

Parish Council Meeting 24 June 2020

Members of the public are cordially invited to the Walsingham Parish Council meeting on Wednesday 24 June at 7.30 pm via Zoom. Please follow the link to view the Agenda and get to link to join the meeting via Zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87965860162)

Final news gathering for the week of 11th June

This edition is the final weekly Online Gathering after our extraordinary three months of national lockdown. Regulations are now being eased, and we are asked to proceed cautiously, as we learn to live in the context of this virus.

This week

• People march throughout the UK for #BlackLivesMatter and racial justice
• The Victorian Colston statue is toppled and dropped into Bristol harbour, an ex-slave capital of the world. A London slaver statue is also removed
• Lockdown Britain has had the first 2 months without burning coal for power since the industrial revolution
• Test and Trace app not fully operational until September
• Face coverings will be mandatory on public transport, and for all hospital visitors and out-patients from 15 June
• Zoos and safari parks will be open from 15 June
• Places of worship will be open for private prayer from 15 June
• The Shrine OLW church will be open for private prayer in July


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