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As the interregnum draws to a close, it is an opportune time for us to thank all those who have helped to ensure that little, if any, of the impetus created by Phil and Jan has been lost. There are far too many people to mention by name, but all those who are involved with our church and the activities associated with it can be proud of what they have done over the past six months. You have clearly illustrated that we live in a friendly, caring and supportive community. We are particularly indebted to the visiting clergy who have taken all our services including weddings, baptisms and funerals.
All rather exhausting wasn’t it? As we hopefully relax into the holiday season, de-stressing has to be the order of the day with the Olympics to entertain us. Late June through mid July saw a sensory overload explode across all media as Wimbledon, Euro 2016, the British Grand Prix, the Referendum and a shock Brexit, subsequent political party fratricides and attempted hericides and Chilcot all fell into parallel alignment. The barrage of multiple coinciding news and sporting events felt unprecedented, sweeping things that really matter, such the Waltham St Lawrence Parish Fête and flooded drains off the front pages. Phew!
A MASSIVE THANK YOU from all of us at Waltham St Lawrence Primary School
Back in April this year we submitted an application for much needed additional funding for Catching Up and Closing the Gap Project for EYFS and KS1 through Schools Participatory Budget Scheme. As Headteacher of WSL, I am so thrilled to share this wonderful news that we have been successful in the first round of voting for the Schools Participatory Budget Scheme. The Cabinet Participatory Budget Sub-Committee at its meeting held on Thursday 14th July agreed to award £6,000 to the top five projects to help fund their projects. Waltham St Lawrence Primary School was one of the top five schools with an amazing 283 votes received! Please refer to the voting results below.
More Parish Notes from John the Ticket
A bit of a turn up with the new government organisation. Our local MP now the PM. AND the biggest Brexit man (not counting Mr Farage) is now Foreign Secretary and has to face all our friends in Europe that did not want us to leave. Suspect he will not be very welcome in a lot of European countries. Tough. Personally I think the vote to leave was wrong but time will tell.
Well Donald Trump eventually became the Republican candidate for the coming Presidential election. He sounds like he is going to create fortress America. I must confess to being a bit nervous by the sounds of his acceptance speech and the resulting baying of the supporters. Sounded like some of the speeches I have seen on TV from the 30's.
(from Councillor Maureen Hunt - Chairman of the Steering Group for Hurley and the Walthams Neighbourhood Plan)
At last the Neighbourhood Plan is out for Consultation and we, the Steering Group would ask residents to please respond online – http://consult.rbwm.gov.uk/portal/hwnp/hwnp
The closing date is Friday 2nd September 2016.