Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Age UK


Are you ages 60 or over ?

Would you like help to continue to live independently in your own home ?

The Community Warden Scheme is able to offer assistance by providing a daily phone call (Monday – Friday) and support such as :

Making drinks and light meals

A home visit

Collecting Prescriptions

Small items of shopping

A listening ear

Helping with paperwork and making appointments

Signposting to other services where appropriate

If you are interested in this servicer and would like more information

please call on : 07812 496004

or email :

There is a FREE 2 week trial and then a small weekly fee afterwards if you wish to remain on the scheme.

Whittlesford’s Footpaths – By Tim Stone

Whittlesford’s Footpaths

A recent flurry of Facebook posts on the Whittlesford Information page suggests that many people are unaware of where to find our village footpaths. The number of people using the Sawston footpath (Footpath 1) during lockdown demonstrates our love of fresh air. Our footpaths do tend to be well used and as ever with community resources this is a case of ‘use them so that we don’t lose them’.

It might be helpful to remind Look readers about our footpaths.  The official ones, recorded by Cambridgeshire County Council, are marked on the centrefold map.  They are:


  1. From North Road along The Baulks turning left to Sawston. From the church the path becomes a permissive cycleway.  The map also shows a permissive cycleway through the churchyard.  All this cycleway forms part of National Cycleway 11, which passes through Whittlesford.  It becomes Sawston Footpath 15
  2. From Whittlesford Mill (the Hamilton Kerr) towards Sawston. It becomes Sawston Footpath 9.
  3. From Vicarage Lane to Whippletree along the Croat and next to the Millennium Wood.
  4. From North Road next to Rayner’s Farm to join with Footpath 3.
  5. From Middlemoor through the allotments to Newton Road.
  6. From Whippletree opposite the end of West End to Spinney Hill Farm on Newton Road.
  7. From Hill Farm Road towards Thriplow. A bridleway used by farm traffic. This becomes the Thriplow Drift, Thriplow path 4.
  8. From Parsonage corner to Royston Road (Chuck-a-Bush Farm).
  9. From Church Lane to the Baulks joining with Footpath 1.


Many people will know of other places to walk but they are not recorded by the County Council.  Then, of course, we have The Lawn, the Newton Road playground, and the open space on the corner of Middlemoor and Newton Road.  Plenty of room to get some fresh air.  A good place to live.


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Saying good bye to a long standing Whittlesford resident.

It is with great sadness that I am writing this article but feel this is the nice way to reach out to anyone who may have known my father or waved to him whilst he sat watching the world go by from his house on Duxford Road.

The current COVID restrictions meant that we were only able to hold a private family ceremony for my father at the Cam Valley Crematorium with the service led by The Reverend Olivia Coles the village vicar. Huge thank you to her for a wonderful service.

Historically I would have posted this notification in the local papers however as these seem to becoming a thing of the past, I was not sure it would reach those who knew my father. Social media and the internet to communicate through is the modern way, however not something my father was comfortable with though, due to the fear he would press the wrong buttons and end up buying things he didn’t want. He much preferred jumping in his car to visit the shops to browse and buy things that he could touch and feel. Even in his 93rd Year, only suppressed by the lockdown restrictions.

Leslie Willmott was a local lad originally from Haslingfield, however has lived in the village since getting married at the Parish Church in 1952. He worked most of his life in Duxford at Ciba Geigy as a laboratory technician until he retired aged 63.

He liked nothing more than looking out over the Lawn’s watching the Cricket where I played for many years, the football and the children playing or on their way to school. He recalled when the Lawns were just open fields and some of the trees just small saplings. He supported the local shop and post office as much as he could as many of you do today. He whizzed round on his scooter in the last couple of years. The pavements will be safe again as he did like seeing how fast or far it could go.

He had a long and full life blessed with good health through most of his 93 years, until he succumbed to a second bout of cancer. I would like to say a huge thank you to the Arthur Rank Community team that helped my father and the family in the last couple of months, and to the Hilton Park Nursing home in Bottisham that cared for my father in his final weeks.

If anyone would like to leave a message in memory of my father or a donation to our chosen charity of the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity (who are an entirely voluntary organisation) please send to C/O Peasgood & Skeates, 44 Moorfield Road, Duxford, Cambridge CB22 4PP or visit Leslie’s personal ‘In Memory Page’ at

On behalf of the Willmott family – Chris Willmott



Highways England Important roadworks information


M11 Junctions 9 to 10: maintenance works


I write to inform you that we will be carrying out essential maintenance works between the above locations, in both directions. These works will include the renewal of road markings and studs.

We plan to complete this work over one week from Thursday 1 October to Friday 9 October, working between the hours of 8pm to 6am, subject to weather conditions.

Diversion routes

These works will be carried out in two phases as set out below:

Phase 1 – Junction 9 to 10 northbound – 1 October to 6 October 2020

Traffic will be diverted off at the M11 junction 9 to 9a Stump Cross Interchange (A11) to then follow A1301, left A505 and return to the M11 at junction 10.

Phase 2 – Junction 10 to 9 southbound – 6 October to 9 October 2020

Traffic will be diverted off the M11 at J10 to then follow the A505, south to A1301, J9A Stump Cross Interchange (A11) to return to the M11 southbound at junction 9.



Please be assured all our sites have strict safeguarding measures to prevent the spread of COVID19 and none of our sites are open to the public. We will be carrying out all works following safety guidelines set by the Government.


Find out more

To stay informed about all the latest major roadworks happening near you, visit to register for the latest alerts. If you have any enquiries please contact the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000, or by e-mail to .



Dear Residents,


Ref – Proposed Bailey Bridge repair works and associated road closure – Imperial War Museum Duxford.

I hope that you are keeping well during these challenging times.

Imperial War Museums (IWM) is carrying out some necessary infrastructure works at IWM Duxford over the coming months, to preserve our historic buildings and collections and to ensure the safety and stability of all structures on our site.

As part of this programme, we will need to conduct essential repairs to the Bailey Bridge structure passing over the A505 between the north and south IWM Duxford sites. Undertaking these works requires a temporary closure of the A505, localised to approximately 30m on both the east and west sides of the bridge. Accordingly, IWM has applied to Cambridgeshire Council for the necessary permits.

Subject to obtaining the necessary consents, the proposed closure dates and times for this stretch of the A505 are set out below:


From Saturday 17th October 0600 hours until Sunday 18th October 2000 hours

From Saturday 24th October 0600 hours until Sunday 25th October 2000 hours


The work is weather dependant, but it is hoped all the work can be undertaken on the first closure weekend. (The second weekend is a reserve date in case the work cannot be completed on the first weekend).


At no time will access to your property be prevented. However, depending on the location of your property and your direction of travel on the A505, your route may be subject to diversion.

We do apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support for IWM Duxford – it is much appreciated. I hope to welcome you onsite in the near future.


Yours sincerely


John Brown


Executive Director Commerce & Operations


Neighbourhood Watch in Whittlesford

Neighbourhood Watch in Whittlesford
All residents of the village are invited to attend a meeting to discuss Neighbourhood Watch in Whittlesford.

The meeting will be held online via ‘Zoom’ at 7.30pm on 1st September 2020

The meeting ID to join is: 970 5617 4790

The passcode is: 668354

Our Community Police Officer will join the meeting to talk about Neighbourhood Watch schemes.

If you are interested in helping to organise Neighbourhood Watch in your part of the village, it would be great to hear from you before the meeting.

Email : cllr.williamsR

Telephone : 07584037016

No new schemes have been set up under this initiative yet as the intention is to do this only after the meeting on 1st September.

With best wishes


Richard Williams (District Councillor for Whittlesford)


LOOK is back in press but still available online

Neighbours Nextdoor – Your local neighbourhood hub

Sign up to eCops

A useful link to sign up to for local crime information

Welcome to eCops
Welcome to eCops – the email messaging system brought to you by Cambridgeshire Constabulary, and powered by Neighbourhood Alert.

By registering with eCops, you receive news and appeals, local crime information and crime prevention advice – direct to you as an e-mail. The service is completely free and works alongside Neighbourhood Watch, to bring you messages about your local area.  It also allows you to feedback information to your local policing team, to help us police your neighbourhood effectively.

Messages can include crime prevention advice, details of incidents and appeals for your help in reducing crime in the county.  So why not sign up to eCops for direct and easy access to your local policing team at a time convenient to you?

Rise in home and dog thefts.

Due to a rise in thefts and attempted thefts of dogs, South Cambridgeshire Police are offering prevention and home security advice.
Be vigilant and cautious of suspicious people or markings seen on or near homes, as well as cold callers and if you are approached by strangers about your dog.
Report such activity, with descriptions of them and their vehicles, via our website or by calling 101 before sharing on social media and local watch groups.
Our advice…
🐶 Ensure your dog is microchipped and registered with up to date information, along with a collar and dog tag (use your surname and your contact number only)
🐶 Take plenty of clear photographs of your dog, especially of any distinctive markings
🐶 Never leave a dog unattended in the garden, car or outside shops
🐶 Don’t give details of your pets, location or your favourite walking spots on social media
🐶 When out, always know where your dog is.  Be mindful of anyone who may be trying to distract you or attract your dog’s attention
🐶 Avoid leaving dogs in outside kennels if possible, if not make sure the kennels are alarmed
🐶 Ensure all gates are locked at top and bottom with a shoot bolt and padlock. Consider fitting a gate alarm as well
🐶 Make sure your garden boundaries are secure so no one can get in or pull your dog out and to ensure your dog cannot escape through any gaps
🐶 Don’t buy dogs from social media sites or any person where appropriate documentation cannot be provided. Always view puppies with their mum in their home environment.
🚨 Consider driveway alarms and CCTV which will alert you of intruders immediately
📺 For more rural locations, consider  a great multi-purpose security device that does not require Wi-Fi or additional lighting
After reporting a dog to us as stolen, notify your local authority dog warden and the microchip database provider immediately.
It’s also encouraged to advise  who can offer help, support and advice.