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FIREWORKS and BONFIRE NIGHT – 1st Whittlesford and Duxford Scout Group
Saturday 7th November
At grounds on Hinxton Road, Duxford behind Hexcel/Hunstman near the level crossing - just follow signs.
Spectacular, professional display by Essex Pyrotechnics
Huge bonfire, BBQ, cakes, hot drinks, mulled wine & glow necklaces.
Gates open & food served from 5 pm
Bonfire lit at 5.30 Fireworks start at 6.30
Gates close to incoming traffic from 6.15
Tickets from Ickleton & Whittlesford and Duxford shops from 19th October:
Adults £3.50, Children (under 18) £2, Family £10 [£4, £2.50 and £12 at the gate]. Pre-school children Free!
Plenty of free parking.
Proceeds in aid of the Scout group - every penny raised will go towards equipping our newly built hut.
For more information about the 1st Whittlesford and Duxford Scout Group go to www.wanddscouts.org.uk
Newcomers Welcome to Whittlesford Tea Party.
Sunday 7th February 2016 - 3.30pm. Whittlesford Memorial Hall, Mill Lane, Whittlesford.
This event is for all new residents who have moved into the village during the past 12 months. Come along to meet village organisations and societies and find out what happens n Whittlesford.
WE NEED YOUR VIEWS!
Cambridgeshire County Council annually ask for applications for
their Minor Highways Improvement Scheme. It provides up to
£10000 for local highway initiatives with the successful Parish
Council having to pay 10% of this, or £500, whichever is greater.
We have been successful applicants in the last two years and
hope to be again this year. Deadline for applications is Nov 2nd.
We are considering three proposals, but only one can be submitted:
• Install speed humps on the approaches to the
• Reduce the 40mph speed limit to 30mph along
• Extra traffic signs and 30mph roundels to calm traffic
in the vicinity of the Mill Lane/Duxford Road junction
Two of our Councillors are attending a Local Highways Depot
Open Day on Thursday 17th September and will be discussing the
merits of each of these options with the Local Project Team. But
whatever the outcome we do need to know residents’ views, as
they will form an essential part of any proposal that we
eventually submit and then have to present to the adjudicating
For the Guildhall corner, not only is local opinion important, we
will have to provide traffic data showing volumes and speed. For
a new 30mph restriction along Duxford Road, our new speed
monitor will be vital in obtaining speed data, both in and out of
term time. Calming traffic near The Lawn will also require speed
analysis and especially views from parents with children at
William Westley or using the play area.
We do need your help, views and preferences, so please e-mail
them to firstname.lastname@example.org or text to 07772792241 -- as
soon as possible please.
You can also find us on facebook - Whittlesford Parish Council
or follow us on twitter @WhittlesfordPC
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 email@example.com.
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!
The police have leaflet-dropped all residents here (and car windscreens) this afternoon as follows
"We have had a spate of motor vehicles stolen from this location (Royston rd and the Station car park). Four vehicles have been stolen on separate occasions between 30 June and 15 July 2015 during the hours 0645 and 2115. The vehicles targeted at the moment are FORDS with key-less entry access.
To secure your vehicle further we would advise using a steering wheel lock.
If you see anybody acting suspiciously in the area call police immediately on 101 or 999 for emergencies.
If you have any information re any of the vehicles stolen please let us know quoting CC-16072015-0262."
Reception children in rural Cambridgeshire may be forced take taxis to schools up to 10 miles away due to "insufficient" space in village classrooms, it is feared.
Parents in Whittlesford are having to fight for their child to attend the local village school – where their older child already attends – after being allocated a place six miles away at Fowlmere Primary.
The anxious parents have told county councillor Peter Topping that such a decision would mean their 4-year-old would have to travel to school by taxi.
Meanwhile, according to Cllr Topping, another family from Ickleton has narrowly avoided having to send their child 10 miles by taxi to Linton Infant School.
Read more: http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Insufficient-places-South-Cambridgeshire-primary/story-26774305-detail/story.html#ixzz3ePlfYCyE
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Since 2008 South Cambridgeshire District Council has been helping Parishes to explore carbon-reduction and energy-saving strategies through the Sustainable Parish Energy Partnership. Sustainability has become a major area of research and growth during the past decade. With this in mind, SCDC is looking to review its sustainability programme to ensure it best meets the needs and interests of Parishes, Residents and Communities.
Take the survey at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/SPEP
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
or email : firstname.lastname@example.org