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Safety Announcement from Duxford Airfield.

posted 22 May 2015, 16:14 by Whittlesford Web Master   [ updated 22 May 2015, 16:15 ]

Ahead of the VE Day Anniversary Air Show, IWM Duxford has released some important safety information that it wishes to share with local residents:
 
·         IWM Duxford takes great care to ensure its air shows are as safe as possible for everyone involved.
 
·         It is not safe to occupy the fields immediately south of the runway during the air show. If you do so you are putting yourself and the display pilots in harm’s way.
 
·         In support of this, Grange Road will be closed on 23 and 24 May 2015. 
 
·         In the event of an incident it is imperative that the emergency services have clear, unhindered access to the tracks across this land.
 
·         There is no public access to these fields at any time.
 
Jointly issued by IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire Constabulary and the landowners.

News from Welch's Transport - Next Apprenticeship date confirmed.

posted 11 May 2015, 18:17 by Whittlesford Web Master   [ updated 11 May 2015, 18:21 ]

In January this year Welch's Transport held its inaugural Apprenticeship Open Day in response to the UK's shortage of professional HGV drivers.
From the attendees, three young and enthusiastic candidates were selected and later that same month, welcomed into the Welch's family.
Since then, all three have attained a professional fork-lift licence, have been out on the road making deliveries and are now about to embark on a structured 12 month apprenticeship, to become the proud holders of a class 2 licence which will allow them to drive an 18 tonne heavy goods vehicle.
The phase of training is provided by Norfolk Training Services, and unlike many apprenticeships, the pay scales during training are determined by market rates rather than being capped at normal apprenticeship rates so all the candidates are learning lifelong skills while earning a fair wage.


The next Apprenticeship Open Day is on Saturday 6th June at our new Duxford depot.
If you are interested in beginning a new career with a well established, professional and profitable company, please register for the 6th June event by emailing : gerrylear@welchgroup.co.uk

For more information please visit :



Vacant Allotments at Newton Road.

posted 11 May 2015, 17:48 by Whittlesford Web Master   [ updated 11 May 2015, 17:48 ]

The Parish Council has four single plots currently available.

£12 per year & £3 per year for water usage and a deposit of £50 & water key fee of £5 ( both refundable if key returned and plot left in good condition ).
Please contact the Parish Clerk - Roy Warnes on 07772 792241

The Big Village Tidy Up !

posted 11 May 2015, 17:41 by Whittlesford Web Master   [ updated 11 May 2015, 17:41 ]

The Big Village Tidy Up Begins Here ......

If you are able to help on Sunday 14th June between 11am - 1pm, please meet at the Sports Pavilion on the Lawn just before 11am.
The Parish Council have arranged a team, sponsored by local business McDonalds .....
who have offered to come along and help with a keep Whittlesford tidy campaign, ready for the National Open Gardens the following weekend in our village.
Everyone Welcome, Any Age, Rendezvous at the Lawn, where all litter picking gear will be supplied.
Refreshments of Drinks and Doughnuts will be available afterwards back at the sports pavilion.
Thank you in advance for your help !

Whittlesford Cricket Club - News Reminder !

posted 11 May 2015, 17:29 by Whittlesford Web Master   [ updated 11 May 2015, 17:29 ]

Whittlesford Cricket Club will be holding their 2nd Alfred's Quiz Night ..... on Friday 12th June.
At the Memorial Hall at 7pm.
Teams of 6 - £45 - Ploughman's Supper Included !
Tickets from :
Rob Cassels     Tel : (01223) 830863
Peter Snow       Tel : (01223) 834329
Roger Walkley  Tel : (01223) 835791

Whittlesford Tennis Club - News !

posted 11 May 2015, 17:18 by Whittlesford Web Master   [ updated 11 May 2015, 17:18 ]

Anyone for Tennis ?
Just imagine its midsummer and you're strolling on the Lawn on a Saturday afternoon.
There before you is a group of tennis players of varying ages running around the village courts.
They are getting exercise, keeping fit, having fun, competing, winning, losing, all the while enjoying the warmth of the summer sun.
Why don't you join them on Saturday afternoons and Tuesday mornings and reap the rewards that come from taking part. You will be made welcome whatever your standard of play.
Annual Subscriptions : Adults - £35 Families - £55 Under 18's - £10 Primary School children - Free !
Call Neil ... on (01223) 837259 or email : whittlesfordtennis@gmail.com

Whittlesford Carpet Bowls Club - News !

posted 11 May 2015, 17:07 by Whittlesford Web Master   [ updated 11 May 2015, 17:07 ]

At the conclusion to the season in April we are happy to report that the club finished runner up in the Cambridge Carpet Bowls League. We actually came out joint winners on points, but lost out from first place on the overall shots for the season. Truly a very creditable result for our village club.
We have had three new members this season who soon managed to play themselves in. We would welcome anyone who would like to give carpet bowls a try when we restart in the Millennium Room on Monday 7th September 2015.
Do pencil the date in your diaries, so you have something to look forward to when the long dark nights return !

Bar Person required at The Queens Head, Newton

posted 30 Apr 2015, 18:34 by Whittlesford Web Master   [ updated 30 Apr 2015, 18:36 ]

Bar Person Wanted

Queen’s Head Public House

Newton

 

Friendly and reliable bar person wanted in our traditional country pub. We offer flexible shift patterns up to 20 hours a week at a rate of £7.50 per hour. Previous experience is advantageous but not a requirement as full training is provided. Interpersonal skills and sound mental arithmetic are essential. If you’re interested please contact Robert or Caroline Short on 01223 870436 or even better, pop in your CV during opening hours (Monday-Saturday 11.30-2.30pm,6pm-11pm. Sunday 12pm – 2.30pm, 7pm – 10.30pm).

 

Whittlesford Gardening Club

posted 30 Apr 2015, 14:49 by Whittlesford Web Master   [ updated 30 Apr 2015, 14:53 ]

WHITTLESFORD GARDENING CLUB - Summer Programme 2015

 

Saturday 16th May 

Spring Sale: Plant and Produce Bring and Buy and Coffee Morning

Picton House, 11 High Street. 10.00am till 11.45am

 

Wednesday 10th June (Evening)

Twin Tarns, Somersham

One-acre wildlife garden with formal borders, kitchen garden and ponds, large rockery, mini woodland, wild flower meadow (June/July). Topiary, rose walk, willow sculptures. Character oak bridge. Hammock. Adjacent to C13 village church. all proceeds to MacMillan Cancer Support.

Plants available for sale.

Charge: £4                                          Time:7pm for 7.30pm Car sharing available

Contact Clare Downie – 01223 835382 by 8th June

 

Sunday 21st June (Coach trip with Shelford Gardening Club)

Corpusty Mill Garden, Corpusty, Norfolk and Mannington Hall & Garden, Saxthorpe, Norfolk

Corpusty Mill Garden is an intriguing 5 acre garden, made and developed over 50 years by Roger Last and his late brother John. The garden gradually reveals itself as a complex series of interlinked spaces with architectural features, follies and the unexpected, discovered along the way. The planting is varied and lush with a rich collection of trees, shrubs, herbaceous and water loving plants. The mill is next to the River Bure and water is used imaginatively throughout, with planting around fountains, pools, a stream and a small lake.

Mannington Hall is a medieval, moated manor house approached by a drawbridge, with a romantic garden.  Outstanding rose collection with over 1000 varieties, from Heritage roses in the walled garden through to modern roses in the old orchard. Scented knot garden and sensory garden.  Beyond the moat wild flowers grow around the lake and ruined Saxon church, and there are unusual trees and shrubs, with wet meadow and woodland walks. 

There will be a private guided tour of the ground floor of the 15thcentury Hall included.

Charges: to include coach fare and drivers gratuity, entry to Corpusty Mill Garden with coffee/tea & biscuits and entry to Mannington Hall Gardens with guided tour of Hall. 

Cost:  £29.00 for Whittlesford GC members

The coach will leave 8 55am from High Street, opposite Scotts Gardens in Whittlesford. 

The coach will be equipped with toilet facilities.            We plan to leave at 4 30pm

 

Wednesday  8th July  (All day – car share trip)

Wrest Park Bedfordshire

From dazzling parterres and fragrant borders, to sweeping landscapes and woodland walks – Wrest Park is a real treat for the senses. Explore over 90 acres showcasing French, Dutch, Italian and English styles side by side.

Charge £8 for groups 11+ (EH members free) Tour £2 (90 mins)

Time 11am Car sharing (£5 per person – suggested)

Arriving for 11am and leaving at approx. 3.30pm for arrival in Whittlesford at 4.30pm.

Contact Clare Downie – 01223 835382 by 1st July

 

Wednesday 15th July – potential Wrest Park trip

Some members cannot make 8th July and so there MAY be a second trip going on 15th – if you want to go on this day please let me know, so we can see if we can arrange cars.

 

Saturday 12th September

Autumn Sale: Plant and Produce Bring and Buy and Coffee Morning

High Street. 10.00am till 11.45am

 

Sunday 21st June 2015

Corpusty Mill Garden, Corpusty, Norfolk and Mannington Hall & Garden, Saxthorpe, Norfolk

Corpusty Mill Garden is an intriguing 5 acre garden, made and developed over 50 years by Roger Last and his late brother John. The garden gradually reveals itself as a complex series of interlinked spaces with architectural features, follies and the unexpected, discovered along the way. The planting is varied and lush with a rich collection of trees, shrubs, herbaceous and water loving plants. The mill is next to the River Bure and water is used imaginatively throughout, with planting around fountains, pools, a stream and a small lake.

The Garden has appeared in numerous books and magazines, most recently in Country Life magazine in 2014, and is open by private appointment only. Roger Last will give an introductory talk and will be on hand to answer questions. Coffee/tea and biscuits are included. 

Mannington Hall is a medieval, moated manor house approached by a drawbridge, with a romantic garden.  Outstanding rose collection with over 1000 varieties, from Heritage roses in the walled garden through to modern roses in the old orchard. Scented knot garden and sensory garden.  Beyond the moat wild flowers grow around the lake and ruined Saxon church, and there are unusual trees and shrubs, with wet meadow and woodland walks. 

There will be a private guided tour of the ground floor of the 15thcentury Hall included.

The Greedy Goose Tearoom serves lunches, cakes and teas. As there will be a large number of us sitting down together, we have been requested to pre-book food. A ‘ploughman’s lunch’ with bread and local cheeses has been offered at a reduced group price of £8.00, payable on the day.  Please indicate on the form whether you would like this or will be taking a picnic.

 

Charges: to include coach fare and drivers gratuity, entry to Corpusty Mill Garden with coffee/tea & biscuits and entry to Mannington Hall Gardens with guided tour of Hall. 

Cost:  £29.00 for Whittlesford GC members 

The coach will leave 8 55am from High Street, opposite Scotts Gardens in Whittlesford. 

The coach will be equipped with toilet facilities.            We plan to leave at 4 30pm

 

Please book and pay for visits by cheque or cash when returning application forms (Cheques made payable to Shelford Garden Club) If you are unable to go on a visit for which you have booked please let the Secretary know. We regret that it is not normally possible to refund money for cancellations unless the place(s) can be filled.

Helen Chubb, Secretary Tel: 01223 845032, Mob: 07706477920, e-mail heelch6@yahoo.co.uk

The Weekly Whittlesford News Column

posted 28 Apr 2015, 11:17 by Whittlesford Web Master   [ updated 28 Apr 2015, 11:17 ]

Full details of the event, including  various other photographs of the bikers, local scout group and dignitaries present can be found at  http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Whittlesford-news-Magnificent-World-War-centenary/story-26384193-detail/story.html   - the weekly Whittlesford News column in the free website   www.cambridge-news.co.uk/your-community  

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