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ADULT CLUB SESSIONS
Tuesday from 9.30am Thursday from 5pm Saturday from 2pm
(comm. after Easter) (Nov – Feb from 1.30pm)
Please come along and play as often as you can. If members are waiting matches are limited to the best of 7 games. Club balls are available at the sessions.
Suitable footwear should always be worn on the courts.
SUMMER TOURNAMENT - Sunday 14th July at 2pm
This is an annual event and is a “fun” tournament with refreshments - do come along and join in.
Coaching is available from the coaching group ‘Over & In’. Information about the sessions available can be obtained from Hamid Hejazi (07764 161615) or Over & In (01223 847472)
ADULTS £35 FAMILY £55 Under 18 £10 Primary School Children - Free
Formula One test days will take place at IWM Duxford on:
Friday 26 April
Wednesday 1 May
Wednesday 15 May
Wednesday 19 June
Wednesday 28 August
No reserve days have been booked by the team.
Under the terms of the agreement with South Cambridgeshire District Council:
· Testing takes place between Monday and Friday and between the hours of 8am and 6pm.
· No Formula One test day will take place on a weekend or a public holiday.
· No more than two Formula One test days will take place in any one calendar month and no more than one Formula One test day will take place in any one working week, Monday to Friday.
· Noise levels and duration of testing per event shall be similar to that experienced during 2009 and no more than 180 runs up and down the runway will be allowed on any one day.
· IWM Duxford shall give at least two weeks’ notice to the Parish Clerks of Duxford, Whittlesford and Thriplow of any event planned to host F1 testing on the IWM Duxford runway. This would include any reserve day for inclement weather conditions.
· IWM Duxford shall give at least two weeks’ notice to any other member of the public living or working within these parishes who requests to be so informed. This would include any reserve day for inclement weather conditions.
Further information will be on the IWM Duxford website – iwm.org.uk - in due course.
Our local Scout Group, the 1st Whittlesford and Duxford Group, has been raising money for the last ten years to try and replace its ageing Scout Hut. The Hut was originally built in Cambridge, and moved to what is now Owls Close in Whittlesford in 1965. When the owner of the land decided in 1989 he wanted to build houses, the hut was moved again, this time to the allotments in Moorfield Road, Duxford, and there is still is. As you can imagine, it’s not in the best of health, and with around 25-40 young people bouncing around inside it five nights a week it’s beginning to creak at the seams. However, the Group can now see light at the end of the tunnel. They need about £200,000 to replace their hut, and they’re more than half way there. In fact, they’ve the grand total of £124,000 in the bank. Much of this they’ve raised themselves, with fetes and the annual community bonfire party that many local people go to. They also Gift Aid all their subscription income. However, they’ve been very fortunate in their fundraising activities. Whittlesford Parish Council started the ball rolling with a very generous donation of £10,000, and that was followed by £850 from Sawston Rotary club – part of the proceeds of the 2012 fun run. The Garfield Weston Trust gave them a further £10,000, and South Cambridgeshire District Council has stumped up £30,000 from their Community Fund. With nearly 150 young people from Whittlesford, Duxford, Thriplow, Hinxton and Ickleton attending each week, these funders obviously think this is very worthwhile. The Group had a knock back from the Big Lottery Fund, who couldn’t see the community benefit, but they’ve done more consultation and intend to re-submit their application. In addition, they’ve put in an application to the AmeyCespa Community Fund (the people who empty your recycling bins and manage the Thriplow recycling site). If this application is successful, the Group is going to go to The Scout Association for a loan of £40,000 (repayable over ten years) so that it can start work on the new Hut in the summer of 2013. Obviously if they can get more grant funding and donations, they would love not to have to take a loan, but they are determined to get things under way. Even the smaller donations help. Local organisations such as Whittlewomen, Cowper Griffiths Architects, Volvo, Hexcel and the Cambridge Building Society have all contributed, as have many parents. The Group will shortly be going out to tender for the building with three or four local construction firms, and, if all goes well, aim to make a start in the school summer holidays, so the disruption to the normal Scouting programme is as limited as possible. If you would like to help with a donation, or know of a funding or grant giving organisation, the Group would love to hear from you. Contact John Holme, the Group Secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
CAMBRIDGESHIRES FIRST COMMUNITY DESIGNED BUS SERVICE TO LAUNCH ON MONDAY 18TH MARCH
SAWSTON - PAMPISFORD - WHITTLESFORD - HEATHFIELD - HINXTON
The new 7A service connecting Whittlesford and surrounding villages to Sawston and Stapleford and then on to the Babraham Road Park & Ride is the first of its kind to have been designed in collaboration with local people, local councillors and Cambridgeshire County Council.
The Cambridgeshire Future Transport project (CFT) has been listening to what people living in Whittlesford, Pampisford, Heathfield and Hinxton want and need from their bus service.
The new timetable for the 7A is designed to better meet the needs of all the community, offering more options by connecting with the Park & Ride at Babraham and the Citi 7. Once the service is in operation, the County would welcome feedback and suggestions on how it could be improved.
Copies of timetables for your new 7A service will be available very soon in convenient locations
More information will be available on Cambridgeshire County Council's website :
Telephone : 0345 045 0675
This popular fundraising event provides an opportunity for village residents to get together whilst enjoying a three course meal. What makes it unique is that each course is served at a different venue. Everyone has their starter together at the home of one host/hostess. We all then split up into smaller goups for our main course at the homes of other hosts/hostesses. You'll be told at the start of the evening who your companions will be for the main course. Everyone meets up again at the Memorial Hall for dessert.
The evening gives Whittlesford residents the opportunity to meet people they dont already know and /or to catch up with old friends. All residents, both long standing and new, couples, singles, old and young (but regrettably no children) are welcome.
Do please let us know when booking your tickets if you are vegetarian or have any other dietry needs.
This year's event will be on Saturday 22nd June at 7.15 for 7.30pm. Tickets are only £20 per person, which includes dinner and wine. This is always a popular event and, as numbers are limited, make sure you dont miss out by booking your ticket now !
Tickets can be reserved by contacting Annie Appleyard on 830200.
Martin & Chris Livermore on 835737 or Judy & Alan Oswald on 833759.
All profits are donated to non commercial organisations or charities here in the village.
The third Summer Ball will take place on the Lawn on Saturday 6th July 2013.
All the proceeds from the Ball will go to the village primary school, William Westley, in order to refurbish and update their IT facilities, and to Whitsers pre school to build an outdoor canopy.
Local businesses and institutions based in the community are being approached to see if they will lend their support in return for varying degrees of recognition at the ball itself.
There are 300 tickets available which are selling fast - cost is £65 per head which includes a welcome drink, a three course meal and dancing with a live band.
For more information or to buy tickets please contact :
What seems to be
along time ago, back in 1990, Essex Framing Services was formed in a single
garage in Sewards End, near Saffron Walden, with only one member of staff
working six, sometimes seven days a week, the business grew from strength to
strength and soon gained a reputation for quality picture framing at an
It then started to expand and moved into a purpose
built unit in Saffron Walden, after three moves in the town it settled into its
Shire hill premises for over eight years, gaining a large and varied customer
In mid 2012 we came across a new premises which came
out of the blue and so have recently moved from Saffron Walden to our new abode
in The Old School, Old School Lane in Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire, a wonderful
old building which fits beautifully with our trade.
We have opened a new workshop, gift shop and gallery.
Thankfully our customers who we have gained over the years have followed and
supported us by making the short trip to Whittlesford. We still offer the same
quality picture framing service that we have always have, and also a new shop
area with gifts, hand made items from local craftsman and items from local
artists. The new gallery area exhibits work from artists of all different areas
in the art world, from watercolours to mixed media and oils to
If you are an artist with years of experience or one
who has just picked up a brush for the first time, we would like to offer you
the opportunity to display your work from just £1 per week per picture with no
commission charged! Or maybe you are a craftsman who's work can also be
Maybe you need an item mounted and framed? We offer
over a five hundred mouldings to choose from and endless mount colours. Double,
circular and oval mounts are available. Box frames, needlework and tapestries
along with oil paintings stretched and framed. To be honest the list is endless,
if you have an item you wish to be framed then The Old School is the place to
visit. For more information, details of where we are based and our opening hours
just visit essexframing.com.
look forward to meeting you, and providing a service second to none.
The parish council meeting at Whittlesford this coming Tuesday 12 Febr at
7.30 has to decide if it wants to ask the District Council to extend the
framework of the village to the west of Orchard Terrace.
This would enable
the County Council to sell its farmland to allow a development to be built of
some 20 houses, five of which would be affordable.
To give some context,
there are two other developments currently under active consideration in
Whittlesford: the area in Newton
Road, which would be 16, all of which would be affordable housing, and the area
in which is the current site of
Granta Processors, which the company wants to sell for 16 houses, of which four
would be affordable. In the longer term, the County Council Highways depot at
Station Road could be sold off for land, even though it is not a very attractive
site, and possibly some land around Church Lane.
Cambridgeshire Mencap is a local charity.
We support children,
young people and adults with learning disabilities in lots of different ways.
Our services include supported living, access to enjoyable community activities
and training. We also support parents and carers, providing them with
information, advice on relevant issues and backup when they need a rest. We rely
on volunteers to help deliver our services and welcome those who want to make a
I wondered whether it
would be at all possible for you to post my attachment onto your village website,as we are
urgently seeking new volunteers in Whittlesford.
If you can help in any way ...... please contact Marika, contact details below.
Volunteers Support Co-Ordinator
9 Church Lane
DD: 01223 883141
Duxford Chapel is the stone building to be found next to the red lion hotel near Whittlesford station and is about 800 years old. It is believed to be the last building of a large medieval hospital and its history features in eminent historian and Whittlesford resident Peter Spufford's account of the development of Whittlesford Bridge.
It is a historic building currently in the care of English Heritage who have an arrangement with the district council regarding maintenance and access. That said, it is two Whittlesford residents who actually keep the chapel open and cared for so visitors and people passing by can take a look.
Inside the building the chapel is bare and there is no lighting or heat. It was used a few years back as the venue for a welcoming party for those Whittlesford residents living on the A505 side of Royston and Station Roads when the parish boundary changed to bring them in this village. Other than that it stands empty most of the time.
Now the parish council has been asked by the district council if it can think of ways to make more community use of the building and possibly become the partner with English Heritage. The parish council is giving this careful thought in terms of understanding what commitments might be brought with this responsibility. And given the grade 11* listing of the building there isn't too much we can do with it. Other similar buildings have been used for occasional concerts during the summer months - and with the Red Lion next door this might be an attractive option. We also think that there is more that could be done to help visitors understand and appreciate the building - at the moment there is a short leaflet.
The parish council welcomes any thoughts and ideas from Whittlesford residents. Do go and have a look too, and imagine what it was like when the Knights Hospitallers of old were there !
Chairman of Whittlesford parish council