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A recently installed new footpath on the the Middlemoor triangle can only make crossing the road safer !
With more and more young families at the north end of the village, it became apparent that something had to be done to make the triangle safer.
The parish council took it upon themselves to improve safety with the installation of a footpath to allow walking, cycling and crossing the road a much safer place,
The parish council would like to thank the Highways team and local tree surgeons who removed dead trees and Ivy to improve visibility of oncoming traffic coming at you from all directions. Both parish council and local residents are delighted with the end result.
After many refused planning applications and a year to build, we were both delighted and honoured to be at the official opening of our 8 new affordable homes to rent and buy in Newton Road. The new homes, 5 of which are rented and the other 3 are available on the part buy / part rent scheme and managed by the CHS Group.
Heidi Allen our local MP for South Cambridgeshire came along to cut the ribbon, and we were joined by the parish council and some local residents of Newton Road.
More than ninety people accepted the Whit Soc invitation to a GARDEN PARTY in the grounds of Rayners farm on Sunday 13 September to mark the Society’s ruby anniversary – and perfect weather set the seal on a memorable and very happy afternoon!
The gardens were at their magnificent best with fascinating features like the lake, the gypsy caravan and quirky statues in topiary or antique bits of farm machinery and carved floor boards etc from the house renovation.In one beautifully restored barn was a sizeable exhibition reflecting Whittles-ford and the Society decade by decade since it was founded in 1975 – with
photos and cuttings depicting village life many years earlier and some of the historic and interesting buildings and the people who have lived and worked here. The splendid model map of the central village, designed and crafted by former Chairman Rob Howard ,was again admired and pored over – and this time with a start made on placing additional ‘pins’ in white and black, to indicate respectively where men who left the village to fight in WWI, and those who gave their lives, and their families, had lived. More displays illustrated our current major project about WWI – including a typical food parcel POWs and soldiers were so grateful to receive, as seen in sample ‘letters from the front’. There was a taste of the importance and interest in village archaeology – though most recent finds had still not been returned from expert documentation and a dedicated event is promised for December. Another exhibit was the full collection of all 117 editions of the journal Whither Whittlesford, also available as scans on our website www. whittlesfordsociety.info, where photos of this event will be posted – so please let us have any you have to share –email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There was tea and cakes for everyone (thanks to Lindsay Button and her team of helpers and those donating home-baking)- and a chance to relax to enjoy it all in good company! Literally the icing on a perfect anniversary cake, came after welcoming words from Chairman Peter Spufford and President Sylvia Morton, with its official cutting by Sylvia and Lindsay!