Neighbourhood Plan

Walkern Neighbourhood Plan Update

August 2014

Pauline Kellett

Walkern Neighbourhood Plan Group met for the third time in August.
Please note the name of the group is now agreed as above and will be used in all documentation in the future.
Contact has been made with the East Herts Planning Office and a planning officer has been able to provide support and advice, and will continue to do so as long as it is needed. This has already proved to be very helpful.
The outstanding action is to get the actual Neighbourhood Plan area agreed and an application is being submitted to request that the actual Parish Boundary be the Neighbourhood Plan area – seems rather obvious but we have to be particular.
Investigations are also underway to see what funding can be found to assist with the costs of producing our plan. Grants are available and will be applied for accordingly.
The group is also requesting that East Herts District Council undertake a Housing Needs Survey in Walkern. This will involve a questionnaire being sent to every household in the village. We are not sure when this might take place but it will provide very useful information as to the current housing requirements of Walkern residents and important background information for the Plan. We would really appreciate as many people as possible completing and returning the questionnaire when it drops through your letterboxes.
Communication with all residents and businesses in Walkern is critical in order to keep people updated on progress but also for gathering ideas, information and people’s thoughts and views.
As well as regular articles in the Walkern Journal, notices will go up on the noticeboards and posts will be put on the Walkern website – www.walkern.net

The next meeting for the Neighbourhood Plan Group is scheduled for 18th September.

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Article on Magna Fest in Herts Mercury!!!

Music festival at Walkern pub will raise awareness of Magna Carta

Sara Geek, Herts Mercury, 12 August 2014

Bands are gearing up to play a music festival at a Walkern pub that will raise awareness of the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta.

MagnaFest will run at The White Lion from Friday (August 15) to Sunday (August 17) and will also raise funds for the village’s celebrations of the signing of the document next year….

Read more at www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/Music-festival-Walkern-pub-raise-awareness-Magna

Magna Fest flyer

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Walkern & Magna Carta in Herts Mercury

The Herts Mercury is running a report on Walkern and our Magna Carta celebrations in today’s edition. It can also be read online at…
For more information, see ‘Walkern & Magna Carta’ at www.walkernhistorysociety.co.uk
and
Magna Fest flyer
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Wine Tasting on 13th June

Wine Tasting ticket image

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Photos from Walkern fair

Click below for photos from this year’s Walkern Fair

Team Spirit (John Pink)

Team Spirit (John Pink)

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Time for a revamp…

Walkern.net is under going a long over due revamp… we will be rearranging and organising things in an attempt to make them easier to find as well as making the website mobile friendly.

The Walkern Sports and Community Centre now has its own website which we have linked to from here, please visit it to enquire about bookings, events and party hire.

 

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Walkern Fair, 4th May 2014

2014.04.07-Fair door to door leaflet-v02

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Walkern is founding member of Magna Carta Barons Association

Click the photo to read about the newly formed Magna Carta Barons association. More information can be found on www.magnacartabarons.info.

Magna Carta Barons Assoc Leicester 27 Sept 2013

Photo courtesy of the Leicester Mercury

 

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Photos from Walkern Fair and our Lanvallay Twinning Events

Click below to re-live the events of 3rd to 6th May, when a delegation from Lanvallay in Brittany, Walkern’s new twinning partner, visited the village to take part in Walkern Fair…

Team photo at Walkern Hall

Entertaining our guests

Walkern Fair 2013 is open!

Walkern Fair 2013 is open!

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Coffee Morning in aid of Twinning

Walkern-Lanvallay Twinning Association

A coffee morning

will be held on

Tuesday 19th March, 10.30am onwards
At Walkern Gallery, 56 High Street, Walkern

Entry is free, but donations for the Twinning project will be welcome, and there will be a raffle

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