Village News

Meadow clear-up

Many thanks to everyone who braved the snow and wind on Saturday to clear Cuckoo Meadow / Play Area in preparation for the start of grass cutting. Particular thanks are again due to Alan Purkiss for use of his trailer to remove the debris.      See full story...

Cuckoo Meadow Play Area

The rubber safety surfaces around items in Cuckoo Meadow Play Area have been professionally jet-cleaned to remove mould, algae etc. and minimise the risk of children slipping over.      See full story...

Basingstoke Festival

From Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council: We are excited to announce that the theme for the 2018 Basingstoke Festival is ‘Art in Unexpected Places’. The festival runs from Friday 15 June to Sunday 8 July 2018.      See full story...

Village Trust Annual Meeting

North Waltham Village Trust will be holding its Annual Meeting at 8.00 p.m. on Wednesday 24th January in the Rathbone Pavilion, Cuckoo Meadow. Please come along and let us have your own thoughts on the development of recreational and meeting facilities within our village.      See full story...

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...