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From the Headteacher
I just want to share the wonderful news:
Waltham St Lawrence Primary School is “Outstanding”
I am thrilled that Ofsted has judged the school OUTSTANDING in all aspects! ‘Outstanding’ is their highest grade.
Please find link below to our Fantastic and OUTSTANDING Ofsted report!!!
I am no expert on church buildings, but I once had the satisfaction (and I hope it wasn't too small-minded of me!) of putting right someone who was: the editor, no less, of a well-known series of guide books. She had asked me for information about a stained glass window in the church of which I was then the Vicar depicting the Three Marys at the Sepulchre. I gave her details of the date, dedication and artist, but pointed out that she was wrong about the subject, as in fact it was a scene from the Raising of Lazarus, with Jesus, Mary, Martha and another disciple.
Bye bye Barack - Hello Donald. Wonderful, amazing things will happen to our parish, carnage will end immediately and he’ll surely make America grope again ....... for what ...... the promised land or the exits? Time will tell. It surely won’t be dull. Let’s wait and see.
The Parish Council is rumoured to be awaiting early plans for approval to build a 20 foot high wall around the bounds to keep commuters out until we understand just what is going on up at the railway line. When they do, it would be splendid if they could get the constructors to paint the currently garish new galvanised steel stantions painted a pleasant countryside green.
The weather has just not been suitable for seed sowing, however I have been to the garden centre and spent (many) pounds on seeds, seed spuds and so on. I sometimes wonder if it would be better to buy in the supermarket but have convinced myself that the work involved in gardening is good for me and that for the veg I grow I know what has gone into them. In my case no harmful sprays. Bring on the warmer weather.
Again there are still a few planning applications not yet determined. The main one of concern is 16/02861 Bellman Hanger decision expected 2nd December 2016. I do see from time to time (when I go to Tesco's) tree surgeons at the site. I do hope they are not taking out more trees on the instructions of a developer. Also application 17.01719 Beenhams Farm Cottages expected 19th July 2016. Makes you wonder what goes on at RBWM.