Village News

Cuckoo Meadow Play area swings

Unfortunately, we have had to take the large swings out of service on safety grounds. The horizontal support beam holding up the swings was showing some rotation in use and on inspection it was found that one of the retaining bolts locking the beam in position has fractured. We are now investigating scope for repair or replacement.      See full story...

Village Trust news

Following suggestions made in the questionnaire we issued last year, the Village Trust has bought 4 picnic tables and a replacement for the Geoff Court Memorial Bench for installation on Cuckoo Meadow. There have been further instances of vandalism, or possible attempted theft, on the Rathbone Pavilion and its storage sheds. The 2 disabled parking bays in the car park have been repainted; if you are visiting the Pavilion by car, please do respect the purpose of these bays and reserve their use for those that need them.      See full story...

Tree debris

A working party has cleared a large amount of debris in Cuckoo Meadow blown off the trees in the recent storms. Many thanks are due to Alan and Barbara Purkiss, ably assisted by Steve Single, for this work including the use of their trailer, without which it could not be undertaken.      See full story...

Village Trust Annual Meeting

North Waltham Village Trust will be holding our Annual Meeting at 20.00 on Tuesday 7th February in the Rathbone Pavilion. We will be reporting on activities during 2016, our finances, results from the Planning Questionnaire we issued last year and some plans for 2017. After the formal items, we will have an informal discussion over wine, cheese and nibbles. Cuckoo Meadow and the Rathbone Pavilion are your Village facilities; please come along and contribute to the discussions.      See full story...

Play area refurbishment

A contractor will be undertaking refurbishment work, including the Multi-Unit and Wooden Train, during the week commencing 24th October. They will need to close off specific apparatus while they are working on it.      See full story...

Police notice

Event: Meet the Magistrates, together with a 101 Service Upgrade presentation. Date: Thursday 27th October Time: 18:00 for Tea/Coffee/Registration. Start at 18:30 prompt. Place: Red Lion Hotel Red Lion Lane Basingstoke Town Centre      See full story...

Mini football pitch

The Village Trust has set up a mini football pitch towards the top end of Cuckoo Meadow. The posts will be left in place for casual use. We also have a set of matching nets for organised events. If any adult is interested in organising coaching sessions etc. for youngsters, please contact one of the Trustees directly or by e-mail to info@northwaltham.org. We will be removing the lower full-size goal post in due course but will leave the top one in place for target practice.      See full story...