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(header photos courtesy of Stuart Scott)
For the centre of Waltham St Lawrence, put RG10 0JJ into your satnav, and for Shurlock Row, use RG10 0PS or use this map...
Sunday 10th September 2017
Did you receive your schedule in the August Lych Gate?
Don't worry if you've mislaid it, further copies can be downloaded
from the Village Show pages - just click on the menu tab above.
There are lots of entry choices - something for everyone.
It's great fun - why not give it a go?
In any case, come and have a browse of the exhibits
and enjoy an Afternoon tea,
including delicious home-made cake and cream teas,
in the Neville Hall from 2-4pm.
My Dear Friends
Westminster Bridge 22 March, Manchester Arena 22 May, London Bridge 3 June, Finsbury Park 19 June… it's a pretty grim roll call, isn't it? And I read in the paper just a couple of days ago that the police reckon they have foiled five other terrorist attacks in the last three or four months, some of which were 'very close' to being carried out, perhaps even just a few minutes away, according to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick. Thank God (and pray) for our security services.
As if all that didn't generate enough public concern, fear and anger, we had the Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June, which five weeks later is only just now receding from the news headlines.
The Neighbourhood Plan as it includes our parish and been finalised and submitted to RBWM. https://www3.rbwm.gov.uk/blp. it states-
Policy WSL 1- Development in Waltham St Lawrence Parish
Proposals for infill development in Waltham St Lawrence village, including the sub-division of existing dwelling plots, or for any form of development of any open space outside the Recognised Settlement boundary will be resisted.
Proposals for any other form of development in the Recognised Settlements in the parish will only be supported where they can demonstrate they are appropriate in the Green Belt and they will sustain and enhance the significance of heritage assets in the parish.
This is a “call to arms” for all the Cyclists in the Parish!!
The annual Ride + Stride event takes place this year on Saturday 9th September.
What is Ride + Stride?? Well - it is rather more than a fundraising event - it encourages both Parishioners and those from outside the Parish to ride (horse or cycle or walk - with bicycling being by far the most popular!!!) covering as many of the local churches as you wish. Our “circuit” includes 10 churches - 2 in Binfield, 1 in Hurst, 3 in Twyford and 1 each in Ruscombe, White Waltham, Shottesbrooke and our own in Waltham St Lawrence. You can spend as long as you want in each church - where you can look around and enjoy a drink and a biscuit if you’re lucky!! Unless you’ve done it before, you’ll be surprised at the beauty of some of our churches and of their historical interest.
...from John the Ticket
The Royal Borough owns some 13 acres on the Shurlock Road opposite what was (is) the travellers’ site. The council in its wisdom has offered it to the Parish Council at a peppercorn rent to be a Public Open Space. Cost of setting up would be covered by funds available from previous planning applications (S106 payments). If taken up there would be some ongoing costs to be paid for by the Parish Precept. i.e. what you pay in rates. Please bear in mind that as Parishes go we have one of the lowest precepts per house in the Borough. Now the PC is going to consult with you lot. Consultation meeting the afternoon of 7th October 20177.They will call for "votes" in favour or against on the afternoon of 21st October 2017 or the evening of 24th October 2017. Details to follow. Watch this space. Now a number of people have expressed some confusing thoughts as to whether this is a good idea or not. Now I consider this to be one of the most important things for this Parish to consider so please all of you please attend the consultation and the "vote".