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Annual Parish Meeting

Tuesday 23rd April 2019 6.45pm for 7pm
in the Neville Hall

Once a year the Parish hold their Annual Parish Meeting, which is organised by the Parish Council but is not a Parish Council meeting. Local organisations are invited to give a short 5-minute presentation on local matters and issues affecting them and the community and there is an opportunity for a short Q and session followed by the chance to mingle.  Last year presentations were given by the School, the Village Charities and by the Parish Council, all of whom provide an update every year. They were joined by The Neville Hall who gave us an insight as to the facilities offered by the Hall and an outline as to our regular customers making use of them.

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Last September, I was fortunate enough to visit Sri Lanka in order to conduct research as part of my Anthropology degree at Durham University. After flying to Bandaranaike International Airport, I met my counterpart from the University of Colombo. We spent the following 15 days glued at the hip, living and conducting fieldwork together in the Hambantota District of southern Sri Lanka. Her name is Kasuni and, despite the very prominent language barrier, we became great friends.

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More Parish Notes from John the Ticket

Well many people attended Micks funeral followed by the wake in the Neville Hall. Apparently some 300 people attended, probably one of the largest turnouts in the Parish Church. A good friend that will be missed by many. RIP.

Now a quick mention on Brexit. I’m in France at the moment so I see on line that there will be a postponent but for how long is to be decided by our friends in Europe; the day after copy for the mag closes. Watch this space next month.

Join us at Neville Hall, Waltham St. Lawrence, on 22nd April for our
International Earth Day event

We will be holding the first community Terracycle collection in Waltham St Lawrence in the form of a Children’s Eco Competition.

This will give your little’uns something productive to do during the Easter school holidays.

On days out with a picnic, or visiting friends and family, the children can collect the packaging (listed on and bring it along to the event.

The child with the most recycling will win eco gifts for the family, and every child who enters the competition will receive a pencil made from recycled newspapers.

Dressing up is optional, but we’d be delighted to see children dressed as wombles and bees taking part in creating a giant poster, which will be displayed locally.

As well as learning how you can make more environmentally friendly purchases, and recycle those seemingly non-recyclable plastics, you’ll be able to browse and purchase a range of eco and locally produced crafts.

Doors open at 12pm and close at 4pm.

There is a £1 entry fee, and the first 200 entrants will also receive a tasty and nutritious vegan snack bar donated by our sponsor, and local business, The Primal Pantry

We look forward to seeing you there!

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At last, the joys of an approaching spring season lie before us after a gusty March.  It was interesting to note that the tree that fell across Broadmoor Road on 10 March might have been weakened by the prolific amount of ivy that was strangling it. Your editor has lost trees due to ivy growth. It is cunning.

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