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Click below for photos from this year’s Walkern Fair
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.
Click the photo to read about the newly formed Magna Carta Barons association. More information can be found on www.magnacartabarons.info.
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…
Walkern-Lanvallay Twinning Association
will be held on
Entry is free, but donations for the Twinning project will be welcome, and there will be a raffle
Result of the Walkern History Soc Poll on Twinning
Walkern-Lanvallay Twinning Meeting
Are you one of the 112 people who said yes in our poll on www.walkernhistorysociety.co.uk, excited at the prospect of Walkern twinning with Lanvallay? Come along to the Sports and Community Centre on Monday 18th February at 8.00pm to help form a twinning association. The Association will brainstorm and organise fundraisers to help pay for Walkern groups to visit the Breton village, and help fund events in Walkern when Lanvallay visit us.
Walkern Parish Council has secured Olympic legacy funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund.
Sport England today revealed that more than 1,000 local sports projects across the country have now received National Lottery funding through Inspired Facilities, which is part of the £150 million Places People Play legacy programme. Every sports facility that receives funding will carry the London 2012 Inspire mark – celebrating the link to the Games.
The Walkern Sports and Community Centre (WSCC) , is presently used by many clubs and local youth and community groups as well as being the official home of men’s and women’s football and the village cricket club. The venue is in need of some updating and with National Lottery funding confirmed; the refurbishment will now take place. Modernisation and improvements will include the changing areas, showers, toilets, plumbing and electrics, ceilings and partitions and painting and decorating.
Sport England’s Chair, Richard Lewis, said: “This National Lottery investment is helping us deliver a lasting sporting legacy in Hertfordshire from last year’s successful Olympic and Paralympic Games.
“With so many clubs in the South East having benefited from this fund already and building on the success of last summer, this is the legacy people want for their local community.”
WPC Councillor and WSCC Club Chairman, Kevin Daines said: “We are truly delighted to have secured such a substantial funding commitment from Sport England. The Parish Council has for a long while wished it had the resources to improve the standard of the venue and now it has. When completed, this desirable and prized village asset will be a focal point for sport and sporting achievement within our community”.
Oliver Heald MP stated “It is a huge credit to Walkern Parish Council that they have secured Olympic legacy funding for the refurbishment of the Sports and Community Centre. Lottery Funding is always vastly over-subscribed and it is a credit to the hard work of the Parish Councillors and the wider community that the bid has been successful. I send my warmest congratulations to everyone involved”.
Oliver Heald QC MP
Solicitor General for England and Wales and
Member of Parliament for North East Hertfordshire
Walkern Parish Council is one of 310 projects across England to receiving lottery investment from the third round of the Inspired Facilities fund and one of over 1,000 to benefit overall, with the milestone being achieved one year ahead of schedule.
Many more communities can still benefit from the fund, with a further two rounds remaining. Bids will be accepted for the fourth round of Inspired Facilities Funding from the 4 March 2013. You can find out more at www.sportengland.org/inspiredfacilities.