Village News

Re-opening of Cuckoo Meadow Play Area

Cuckoo Meadow Play Area will re-open on Saturday 4th July. The facility cannot be monitored on a continuous basis and use is at your own risk, but in the interests of safety of all visitors, please observe the precautions listed in the full text.      See full story...

Cuckoo Meadow

The tennis court is now open again for recreational use - but this must be in line with evolving Government directives. Please check with the Lawn Tennis Association website for up-to-date guidance. Someone has been bringing numerous large wooden fence posts onto Cuckoo Meadow - several with large protruding nails which present a significant safety hazard - and leaving them in the wooded area adjacent to the BMX track. WILL WHOEVER IS DOING THIS, PLEASE STOP!      See full story...

Electricity supply disruption

Another SSE contractor has been in touch to say that the work to replace the transformer support posts adjacent to the Cuckoo Meadow car park is back on - now starting 4th May. Affected houses in the village should only have short periods of disruption (~ 15 minutes) when they connect and disconnect generators. SSE will be dropping off warning letters to affected houses.      See full story...

Cancelled electrical supply work

SSE need to replace the wooden poles and mains transformer adjacent to the Cuckoo Meadow car park. This work was scheduled for 6th/7th April. However, their contractor has now advised that the job has been postponed until the Covid 19 restrictions are lifted.      See full story...

Teaching at home assistance

We are in unusual times and many of you will be coming to grips with home schooling at this time. We are pleased to inform you that a small group of teachers and former teachers in North Waltham has set up a support group to assist you though this journey.      See full story...

Cuckoo Meadow tree debris

Many thanks are due to the volunteers who helped clear Cuckoo Meadow of the extensive amount of debris fallen from the trees during the winter storms. Fortunately, we had an excellent turnout of villagers to deal with a record amount of material. As ever, we are indebted to Alan Purkiss for arranging removal and disposal of a very full trailer load of branches and twigs.      See full story...

Cuckoo Meadow shrub garden

We have created a new shrub garden at the entrance to the Cuckoo Meadow car park, in place of the holly bush and brambles that were removed a few weeks ago. Many thanks are due to the working party that cleared the ground of an extensive mass of roots, rubble and litter. The work could not have proceeded without their input.      See full story...

Tree debris collection in Cuckoo Meadow

There will be a working party in Cuckoo Meadow at 10.00 this Saturday, 7th March, to collect debris fallen from the trees. Following the February storms, there is an exceptionally large amount of material to collect this year and we need a good turn-out from the Village. Please join us if possible.      See full story...

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...