This is the website for the parish community of Waltham St Lawrence, including Shurlock Row and West End.
It contains News, Features, What's On, Church, & Parish Council info, and other local information we hope you find useful.
There are nine candidates for seven places on the Parish Council.
Click on a name below (shown in alphabetical order) to read what that candidate has to say:
Land To The South of Hilarion
The occupiers lost the judicial review in the High Court. They were refused leave to appeal by the judge. They have now applied to the Court of Appeal for leave to appeal the original decision of the judge. The decision of the Court of Appeal is now awaited.
The new planning applications for a caravan site submitted by the occupants will be heard by RBWM planning panel on 8 April at 7.00pm.
The planning application was refused - click here for Borough press release
Springtime Snowdrops, crocuses, daffodils - all seen before but still arriving with an element of surprise. New life springs up. Dead ground produces life. We get that déjà vu feeling again. We've seen it before but it lifts our spirits again.
Easter Sunday The death of the crucifixion was transformed into the life of the resurrection. Only with the wisdom of hindsight can a terrible Friday be called Good Friday. All was revealed on that first Easter Sunday morning. We will celebrate it again and feel the sense of excitement afresh. We can experience Jesus anew as the 'resurrection and the life'.
Springtime at long last and there are changes in the air as we glide laboriously or conservatively, confusedly or at least hopefully towards another summer of fun in the sun.
Well the forthcoming election is going ahead full steam. Village gossip has it there will be enough candidates for Parish Council to trigger a "proper" election (at last). I have spoken to our good editor and he has agreed that those standing can each do a small profile to be published in May’s Lych Gate. You will need to do a short bit no bigger than a third of an A5 sheet and submit on or before 17th April. This will give the electorate some ideas of who would-be Councillors are. One other thing that I have been remiss about is Parish Councillors are also the Trustees for the Neville Hall Charitable Trust. I am pleased to say those duties are minimal as there is a management team in place to take care of the day to day running of the Trust. Trustees meet quarterly to be updated by the management team.
As many of you may be aware The Parish Council is planning to install an Automated Defibrillator Unit into the telephone box situated half way down The Street in Waltham St Lawrence. We have already arranged transfer of the box from BT to Waltham St Lawrence Parish Council, the next step is to get the box ready to install the unit into.
Are there any willing volunteers out there who could help me strip the ivy off the box, strip the paint of in preparation for painting, clean the windows, re-hang the door etc, etc.
At a useful meeting in the town hall on Monday with the Highways Agency (now ‘Highways England’ – semi privatised) they confirm :
- New low noise road surface course throughout” (like porous)
- Emergency refuge areas (ERAs) within existing highway verges every 2.5 kms”
- No intention to add lighting from J8/9-10
All good news on the environment front. Will start West to East.
Clive Scott-Hopkins, Chairman, Parish Council