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The Basilica and Shrine of Our Lady Walsingham PUBLIC EXHIBITION

March 18th, 2019

The Basilica and Shrine of Our Lady, Walsingham

PUBLIC EXHIBITION

An exhibition will be held in the Welcome Centre at the Slipper Chapel Site in Houghton St Giles to show the proposed plans for the redevelopment of the site.

The architect and Rector of the Catholic National Shrine will be present to answer questions.

Friday 22nd March 6pm – 8pm

Saturday 23rd March 2pm – 4pm

ALL ARE WELCOME

Shrove Tuesday Pancakes & Tea

February 28th, 2019

Shrove Tuesday pancakes and tea, Tuesday 5th March at Walsingham Village Hall. 2pm to 4pm.St Giles Church, Houghton in the Dale offers Pancakes and tea to all, at Walsingham Village Hall.
Tuesday March 5th 2pm-4pm.
All welcome, adults £3 and children 50p.

News & Views Magazine February/March now online

February 22nd, 2019

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

February 21st, 2019

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 in aid of the Walking4Norfolk Fund successfully raised over £4,000, thank you so much to all who attended.

At the end of the day James gave his ‘Talk on the Walk’ at the Parish Hall about the journey, an insight into the joys and travails of today’s pilgrim travelling on foot through Europe.

Parish Council Elections of 2 May 2019

February 5th, 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

St Seraphim’s Newsletter Autumn 2018

January 14th, 2019

Please click here to see the Autumn newsletter for St Seraphim’s.

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