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posted 28 Jun 2015, 19:33 by Whittlesford Web Master   [ updated 28 Jun 2015, 19:35 ]

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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Village Tidy Up

posted 28 Jun 2015, 19:24 by Whittlesford Web Master   [ updated 28 Jun 2015, 19:35 ]

The Parish Council would like to thank everyone who gave their time on Sunday to litter pick the village. 
Special thanks to Claude Abi-Gerges from McDonald's at Whittlesford Bridge who organised a team of litter pickers and provided everyone with refreshments afterwards at the pavilion on The Lawn.




Parish Council

posted 28 Jun 2015, 19:12 by Whittlesford Web Master   [ updated 28 Jun 2015, 19:16 ]

The Parish Council has received a revised planning application from Spinney Hill Farm, Newton Road. 
SCDC Planning Ref : S/1396/15/FL

An extension to the closing date for this application has been granted and will be taken at July's meeting on Tuesday 14th July at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. 
The Parish Councils main concerns over this application despite the fact this land is greenbelt, 
is of the increased traffic this will bring to Newton Road and Whippletree Road.
Please do come along to July's meeting if you also share our concerns. 
You can view this application at  www.scambs.gov.uk

A second planning application also just received is for a proposed housing development for a possible 60 dwellings in Station Road West. 
SCDC Planning Ref : S/0746/15/OL
This proposed application is the biggest that Whittlesford has seen since Maynards was built back in 1992. 
The parish council has again been granted an extension on this application to enable us to take your comments at our July's meeting on Tuesday 14th July at 7.30pm where everyone is welcome to attend.
We are hoping to have a planning officer attend the meeting to guide us through the proposed plans.

Newton Road hoping to get their village sign back !

posted 15 Jun 2015, 11:44 by Whittlesford Web Master   [ updated 15 Jun 2015, 11:47 ]

http://m.cambridge-news.co.uk/Whittlesford-residents-village-sign/story-26680172-detail/story.html


Affordable Homes in Whittlsford

posted 11 Jun 2015, 10:23 by Whittlesford Web Master   [ updated 19 Jun 2015, 02:10 ]

http://www.candcd.co.uk/page-view.php?pagename=Newton-Road-Whittlesford

Newton Road, Whittlesford

On behalf of the CHS Group, Cambridge and County Developments have started on site at the sought after South Cambridgeshire village of Whittlesford. This new development of affordable homes it situated along Newton Road with easy access into the village centre and to the M11 and A505. The train station also provides easy access to both London and Cambridge. The village itself is steeped in history with charm and character, and borders the popular village of Great Shelford and beyond.

The development will comprise one 2-bedroom house and two 3-bedroom houses for sale on a Shared Ownership basis. There will also be five other properties available for social rent. These well-appointed and energy efficient homes will benefit from allocated parking and private gardens. They will have a traditional design and will be available only to those who fulfil the local connections criteria for Whittlesford.

You can download and view the plans, elevations and overall site plan below. There are also some photos of the current work on the site that we will update as the project moves further along.

The estimated completion for these properties will be February 2016. For further information, please contact the CHS Group on 0300 111 3555 or email them on info@chsgroup.org.uk


 

 












Keep Whittlesford Tidy !

posted 11 Jun 2015, 03:10 by Whittlesford Web Master   [ updated 11 Jun 2015, 03:14 ]

If you can spare some time this Sunday to help ....
Please meet at the pavilion on The Lawn just before 11am ! 

Sustainable Parish Energy Partnership

posted 11 Jun 2015, 03:03 by Whittlesford Web Master   [ updated 11 Jun 2015, 03:07 ]

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.


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Bark the Park !

posted 11 Jun 2015, 02:48 by Whittlesford Web Master   [ updated 11 Jun 2015, 02:50 ]


Whitsers Fun Day

posted 10 Jun 2015, 21:00 by Whittlesford Web Master   [ updated 10 Jun 2015, 21:00 ]

             WHITSERS PRE-SCHOOL
                    FAMILY FUN DAY
                     will be held on
                    Sunday 19th July
                      from 2 - 4 pm at
                    the Memorial Hall, Whittlesford

BBQ       Tea & Coffee     Treasure hunt      Craft stall
Cakes   Tombolas   Face painting      Human fruit machine  
plus a chance to talk to look round Whitsers and talk to the staff.
                    All welcome.

Art Safari in Whittlesford

posted 10 Jun 2015, 20:18 by Whittlesford Web Master   [ updated 10 Jun 2015, 20:18 ]

ART SAFARI IN WHITTLESFORD

Four local artists,Vandy Massey -19 Church Close,Val Pettifer & Lesley Rumble -The Old School Studio,Old School Lane & Jan Smail - 24 North Road are opening their studios with Cambridge Open Studios the last two weekends in July creating an Art Safari,the venues being within walking distance of each other,with refreshments & parking available at all three as well as diverse displays of paintings,prints & cards.

A Cambridge Open Studios Guide plus a map of the Whittlesford Safari route can be obtained from The Whittlesford Village Store.
All Whittlesford Studios will be open during the day from 11am to 6pm on Sat Jul 18,Sun Jul 19,Sat Jul 25 & Jul 26 

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