Village News

Reminders concerning North Waltham Village Trust

The Rathbone Pavilion in Cuckoo Meadow is available for private hire for parties, birthday celebrations etc. as well as for village clubs and societies. Please remember that the Village Trust is a registered charity established for the benefit of all villagers. You can support it financially, at no cost to yourself, by making your online purchases via Easyfundraising and Amazon Smile, specifying North Waltham Village Trust as your designated charity and then proceeding with your browsing and purchases.      See full story...

Cuckoo Meadow tree debris working party

Thanks to the support of Alan Purkiss, a working party has been arranged to clear up debris fallen from the Cuckoo Meadow trees before the start of the grass cutting season. This will take place at 10.00 on Saturday 7th March. Please join us and help get the Meadow ready for spring.      See full story...

Village Trust AGM

North Waltham Village Trust will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 29th January at 8 p.m. in the Rathbone Pavilion. Please come along to let us have your views on development of the Village meeting and recreation facilities. After delivery of the annual report and election of the Trustees for 2020 we will have an open discussion with villagers over wine and nibbles. We would particularly like to meet younger members of the village community interested in helping with our planning and maintenance activities.      See full story...

Swallowfield Show

The Swallowfield Show August Bank Holiday Weekend, Sunday 25th and Monday 26th August. 10:00am to 5:30pm A 2 day country show with fun for all the family!      See full story...

Cuckoo Meadow overflow car park

The Village Trust has adapted the area of Cuckoo Meadow between the BMX track and Steventon Road grass bank to create an overflow car park. This will be used to alleviate car park congestion during school term time and for events such as the annual Big Lunch. A reinforcing mesh has been laid over the ground; the grass will grow through this mesh and then obscure it.      See full story...

Garden Party

A Garden Party in aid of the Pink Place cancer charity is being held on Sunday 28th July at Deepwell Cottage Garden, Oakley. The event runs from 2 pm to 6 pm in a garden created by Alan Titchmarch which has been featured on TV.      See full story...

Tennis court

The Cuckoo Meadow tennis court surface has been given a power wash to remove moss etc. A contractor will shortly begin work to repair local damage in the tarmac and refurbish the fencing and supports.      See full story...

Vehicle recovery vans in car park

Two vehicle breakdown vans have been left at Cuckoo Meadow, apparently since Monday 27 May. Neither van has any business name identified on it. If anyone has information on who owns these vehicles, please e-mail info@northwaltham.org with the details or advise one of the members of the Village Trust management committee.      See full story...

Toddler swing refurbishment

The toddler cradle swings in the Cuckoo Meadow Play Area have been refurbished with new timbers. While the concrete around the base and protective rubber flooring were curing, our contractor placed a screen of orange plastic mesh supported by steel rods around the apparatus to deter access to the area. Regrettably, when they returned to re-fit the chains and swings, they found that someone had removed their mesh screen and rods from the Meadow - and damaged the new rubber flooring in the process.      See full story...

Cuckoo Meadow working party

Many thanks are due to everyone who joined the working party on 16th March for a final clear-up of tree debris in Cuckoo Meadow prior to the start of the grass-cutting season.      See full story...

Cuckoo Meadow clear-up

Many thanks are due to Alan Purkiss and everyone else who joined the working party on 12th January to clear up debris fallen from the Meadow trees.      See full story...

Village Trust AGM

The Village Trust will be holding our Annual General Meeting for villagers at 8 p.m. on Thursday 24th January in the Rathbone Pavilion on Cuckoo Meadow.      See full story...

Missing spectacles

A pair of spectacles was lost on Cuckoo Meadow during the Big Lunch / Church Fete on Sunday. If anyone has found them, please call 01256 397359.      See full story...