Whittlesford & Duxford Beavers, Cubs and Scouts

In May, our Wildwood Beavers (Wed, 6-8yrs) had a visitor from Fab Science who set up lots of interactive (and explosive!) experiments. Forest Beavers (Fri, 6-8yrs) made bunting for the coronation and made chocolate bananas for campfire. Sirius and Javelins Cubs (Mon, Thur, 8-101/2yrs) joined up for their camping trip in Norfolk. They had such a lot of fun building rafts, kayaking and abseiling. Arrow Scouts (Tues, 101/2-14yrs) also held their camping trip; they did kayaking, high ropes and mountain biking. Hitchhiker Explorers (Fri, 14-18yrs) learned some hockey skills (from one of our Explorers) and played hockey games. They also did a mystery hike, which they planned for each other.

Our Explorers are looking for more members. If you know anyone who would like to joi (Fri, 14-18yrs), please get in touch. They do not have to have been in Scouts before.

Thank you so much to our ongoing volunteers and new recruits. We would not be able to run without our amazing helpers. Our current gaps are for Explorers (Fri, 7.30-9.30pm). If you would like to help as an assistant, young leader or share a skill, get in touch.

For general queries, contact Marc at:

Membership queries to:

Or to donate/buy second hand uniform, contact Carmel Walker, you can visit: http://www.wanddscouts.org.uk

Whittlesford Community Cafe

Community Cafe

Whittlesford needs a Cafe, it brings all kinds of opportunities for community cohesion.

We all know it can be a profitable venture and that there is demand.

More and more villages are finding that a good way forward is to own and manage community assets themselves rather than rely on private businesses to come or go.

A Cafe is an ideal opportunity for this kind of venture!

The village will need a group of active, enthusiastic, passionate people if we are ever to make this happen.

Look out for information about a village meeting to get anyone interesed together.

Together we can achieve all kinds of things we could never do alone.

You can register your interest by emailing the minister!

Minister: Rev’d Phil Nevard at:

Ticket Office at Whittlesford Parkway

Ticket Office at Whittlesford Parkway

Consultation on proposed ticket office changes

Greater Anglia, along with most other train operators, is proposing changes to the way tickets are sold and customer service is provided at stations.

The ticket office at Whittlesford Parkway has been earmarked for closure.

A Public Consultation process is now taking place and runs until 26th July 2023.

The Parish Council will make a submission to the consultation on closures.

For more information please visit the Greater Anglia website.


Genome Campus Newsletter

Wellcome Genome Campus Expansion

The Story So Far …

The Wellcome Genome Campus is home to some of the world’s foremost institutes and organisations in genomics and biodata, commited to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale and imagination to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges. The expansion of the Campus will continue to focus on genomics and biodata, providing enhanced opportunities for this research to be translated into real-world solutions for health challenges, transforming the lives and health of people around the world.

If you would like to know more about the expansion at the Campus, please use the link below to read their full newsletter, you can also print off your own copy if you wish.

UC Newsletter Spring 2023