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JUNE 2007

Editors:                                                                                           David and Monica Lilley (Monica.lilley2@btopenworld.com)

Distribution:                                                                                   Tony Court                     

                                                                                                          Hilary Rule         

 

All contributions please to 8 Brookhampton Street.  Deadline for next Icene Bulletin

12th June 2007

 

PARISH COUNCIL

 

Refuse Collections during June

Monday          4th June                -         Black bin collection

Monday        11th June                -         Green bin and green box collection

Monday        18th June                -         Black bin collection

Monday        25th June                -         Green bin and green box collection

 

Annual General Meeting of Parish Council 16th May 2007

Robin Driver was elected Chairman and Lewis Duke Vice Chairman for the forthcoming year.  Liz Goddard (our new Councillor) was welcomed to the meeting.

A list of the various responsibilities is listed below:

Position

Representative

Responsible Financial Officer

Jocelyn Flitton

Football Club

Tim Pavelin

Coploe Pit

Sheila Birch

Footpaths

Sheila Birch

Highways/Footway Lighting

Terry Sadler

Tree and hedge planting

Peter Wombwell

Duxford Airfield

Graham Igglesden

Playground

Mark Stone-Wigg

Village Hall

Lewis Duke

Website

Liz Goddard / Andrew Shepperd

Icene

Robin Driver

Wellcome Trust Liaison

Sheila Birch / Terry Sadler

Cemetery

Jane Hurst

Flooding

Lewis Duke

Planning Committee

Robin Driver / Sheila Birch / Terry Sadler

Affordable Housing

Robin Driver / Jane Hurst

Recreation Field Working Party

Peter Wombwell / Tim Pavelin / Mark Stone-Wigg

Financial Working Party

Lewis Duke / Robin Driver / Tim Pavelin

Police Neighbourhood Panel

Lewis Duke

Allotments

Liz Goddard (ex officio J Macdonald)

Tennis Courts

Mark Stone-Wigg (ex officio J Macdonald)

 

Parish Council Meeting 16th May 2007  The following items on the Agenda were discussed:

Village Parking – a working party has now been set up.  Allotments and Tennis Courts - there have been no further developments.  The post box at the bottom of Butcher’s Hill will be replaced in due course. M11/All roads - there is a delay in the re-surfacing of these roads.  Police Neighbourhood Panel Meeting had been attended and it was important that a Councillor attended these meetings.

 

The year-end accounts were presented and approved following an internal audit.  These will now be sent for an external audit.

 
Planning application(s):

S/0697/07/F – Ext. to Outbuilding to form Annexe (Amended Design) – Abbey Street - Approve

S/0696/07/LB – Alteration Enlargement & Reconstruction of Outbuildings with Pitched Roof & Extension – Abbey Street – Mr & Mrs R Olds – Approve

S/0729/07/F – Conservatory – Frogge Street – C Warwick – Approve

S/0749/07/F – Extension & Replacement Garage/Workshop – Church Street – Mr & Mrs S Cheney.  It was agreed that a site visit should be carried out before any decision was made.

 

 

 

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Planning applications Granted/Refused by SCDC

S/0151/07/F – Mr & Mrs Cope – New House Coploe Road – Granted

S/0048/07/O – Rowe Build – land r/o Grange Road - Refused

Tree Works subject to a tree preservation order or situated within a Conservation area:

C/11/40/054 – Mrs Woodhead, The Old Vicarage, Butcher’s Hill – Horse Chestnuts (2) and 1 Sycamore – maintenance – No Comment

 

Ickleton Riverside Barns  The Clerk had heard nothing further from SCDC.  The District Councillor reported that the application would go before the planning committee within the next two months.

 

District Council Election (Duxford Ward) – Thursday 3 May 2007  Congratulations to John Williams who was re-elected as our District Councillor at South Cambridgeshire District Council.

 

The Summer Academy 2007 – Musical Theatre Workshop Week  The workshop week at Linton Village College will take place from Monday 6th August – Friday 10th August from 9.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.  (You can arrive from 8.30 a.m.)  Participants (aged between 8 – 16 years) must attend for the full week.  The Academy costs £95, with a reduced fee of £85 for each additional child from the same family.  For an application form and more information about the Academy, please contact Lesley Morgan, Arts Development Manager for BE Partnership, ' 01223 712825 or email: Lesley@start-arts.org.uk

    Jocelyn Flitton – Parish Clerk

 

CHURCH SERVICES

              Sunday  3rd

  8.00 a.m. BCP Communion

DUXFORD

         Trinity Sunday

 10.00 a.m. Parish Eucharist

ICKLETON

 

   6.30 p.m. Evensong

HINXTON

 

 

 

             Thursday 7th

 12.30 p.m. Holy Communion

HINXTON

 

 

 

               Sunday 10th

   8.00 a.m. BCP Communion

HINXTON

                   Trinity 1

 10.00 a.m. Parish Eucharist

DUXFORD

 

   5.00 p.m. Family Service

DUXFORD

 

   6.30 p.m.  Evensong

ICKLETON

 

 

 

             Thursday 14th 

 12.30 p.m. Holy Communion

HINXTON

 

 

 

              Sunday  17th

  8.00 a.m. BCP Communion 

ICKLETON

                    Trinity 2

 10.00 a.m. Family Communion

HINXTON

 

   6.30 p.m. Evensong ‘Laying on of hands’

DUXFORD

 

 

 

             Thursday 21st 

 12.30 p.m. Holy Communion

HINXTON

 

 

 

              Sunday 24th

 8.00 a.m. BCP Communion

HINXTON

                    Trinity 3

 10.00 a.m. Parish Eucharist

DUXFORD

 

  6.30 p.m. Evensong and Holy Communion

ICKLETON

 

 

 

             Thursday 28th

 12.30 p.m. Holy Communion

HINXTON

 

Family Services

Evening Service

The basic format for the Evening Service is Evening Prayer, but at Duxford on the third Sunday in the month, it includes the laying on of hands and prayers for those in need. At Ickleton on the fourth Sunday in the month, the service is followed by Holy Communion.

 

THE COFFEE MORNING

The Tuesday coffee morning will be held weekly during June, July, August and September.

 

 

 

 

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NOTES FROM HINKLEDUX RECTORY

Where people can collide

One of the dangers of being vicar to several village churches is that you make comparisons. It can be misleading and unhelpful, but I wonder if it might also give pointers to some requirements for a healthy village community? I’m not a sociologist, and I want to steer clear of village politics (which I think can be almost as difficult as national politics!), so if I blunder into sensitive areas, I apologise now. It’s just that from a church point of view, Ickleton and Hinxton do well, while recently Duxford, has had its struggles.

On the face of it, this is difficult to explain, because Duxford has the largest population, a good church primary school and many other amenities you’d expect to find in a thriving village. It’s tempting to answer the question by looking for someone to blame or regretting past decisions. But that won’t get us very far. And after two years, I’m beginning to understand how Duxford is so different from Ickleton and Hinxton.

One issue is obviously size; and perhaps bigger is not better after all. The working numbers for each village that I use are Duxford 2000, Ickleton 650 and Hinxton 350 (adult populations vaguely derived from 2001 census figures). It may be that there is a critical point at which people in a community are just not able to maintain regular personal contact. One might speculate that this could lead to a loss of the sense of personal involvement and personal responsibility that is so important to village life. If that’s the case in Duxford, then of course, it would not be unreasonable to expect the congregation of the village church to reflect the wider problems of the community it serves.

Another significant factor in what we might call ‘community health’ is, of course, the provision of occasions for the community to get together. I’ve attended many events at Ickleton and Hinxton Village Halls - barn dances and quizzes, auctions and plays - always enjoyable, they are part of the glue that holds a community together and makes a village a good place to live. Duxford’s Race Night at Huntsman’s Restaurant last year was another such occasion. But in Duxford, of course, the big issue is the need for a village hall – a place where people from different parts of the village can collide.

All three village churches depend on and, I’d like to think, provide support to their communities. But that’s not always the case. There are two models of how church should work and they lead in very different directions. The first model sees church as a self sufficient group (which might be described using the same terms as any club), which relates to its local community only in terms of its own interests. This sort of church will tend to use uncompromising language about faith and belief and will only accept new members if they are willing to sign up to its clearly stated principles. The second model of church uses gentler, (and some might say) weaker and more ambiguous language. It understands its role not only as a repository for faith but also in relating to the community it serves. It depends on the community for financial support and sees itself as a place for all the people of the community at the special moments in their lives (birth, marriage and death). It also plays a part in building relationships in the community (Ickleton’s Tuesday Coffee mornings are a wonderful example of that).

In the coming weeks there are occasions when, in all three villages, church and village can come together to celebrate, to express pride in their community and their church, and to work and play together in a way that will reinforce relationships for the coming year. Village fetes are hugely important occasions for our communities, so if it’s the only community thing you do this year, please make sure you support your local fete!

Hinxton Fete Saturday 9th June at the Village Hall

Duxford School Fete     Sunday 17th June

Duxford Church Fete Saturday 23rd June at the old church in St John’s Street

(followed by Open Day at St Peter’s on 24th)

Ickleton Church Fete Saturday 7th July at the Village Hall and on the Recreation Ground

            Andrew Schofield

                                                                The Rectory, 13 St John’s Street, Duxford CB22 4RA

( 01223 832137 * Andrew.schofield@ely.anglican.org

 

BELLRINGING

There are a few Duxford and Ickleton people who get together every Monday evening to practise bellringing at alternatively, Duxford or Ickleton.

Our aim is to ring for Sunday morning services in Ickleton and Duxford, and at weddings as required.

If you have always wanted to try bellringing, now is your chance!  We are looking to run a training scheme in the near future.  Please contact Jenny ' 01223 833571 or Monica for more information.  This is open to all local people.                                                                           Jenny Blackaby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CHAPEL NOTICES – All services start at 3.00 p.m.

             June   3rd

     Mr. Nigel Courtman

 

                      10th

     Revd. Trevor Sands

 

                      17th

     Revd. Trevor Sands

Holy Communion

                      24th

     Revd. Stuart Veitch

 

                                                                                                                   Revd. Trevor Sands

ICKLETON SOCIETY

AGM

The Society held its 26th AGM on 9th May.  Sheila Birch gave the Chairman’s review of activities in the past year, which included the popular New Year’s Day Walk, a trip to Welney, and further work on the village archives.  The Society sent comments to various bodies on the large scale development issues that could impact the village - such as the East of England Plan, developments at the Huntsman and Hexel sites, the M11 and expansion at Stansted Airport.

Having been Chair for 8 years, Sheila announced that she now wishes to stand down.  Jos Flitton has been Treasurer of the Society for nearly 20 years and she announced her intention to stand down too.  Jackie Casement and Judy Marshall will also be standing down after many years on the Committee.

Following the business meeting, Lizzie Sanders and Jean Cowell of the Littlebury Millennium Society History Group gave a most enjoyable talk entitled ‘Treats and Excursions’ describing the great fun the group had researching their book ‘Littlebury -  A Parish History’.

 

Help Needed

For the Society to continue, new members of the Committee are urgently needed.  People’s lifestyles have changed a lot in recent years and the social side of the Society is not as well supported as it once was, but members agreed that the archive is an important village asset.  With threats of large scale development in our area, it benefits the village to have a local group able to write letters, independent of the Parish Council, yet voicing village concerns.

With four vacancies on the Committee, this is an opportunity to bring fresh ideas to the Society.  If you think it is worth helping to protect the future of our village environment and preserving a record of its history and would like to be involved or find out more, please contact me or leave a message by 11th June.  The Committee traditionally meets four times a year, so this isn’t a great time commitment.  If we cannot form a new Committee, the Society will have to be wound up which would be a great shame.  Please help if you can.                       Rachel Radford

 

THEATRE GROUP

It was a great pleasure to welcome Ben Lawson back to the village for our last show.  Redvers Lawson, as Ben is known professionally, gave a storming performance as the Landlord of an English Pub, and his colleague Alice Jones was superb as the Landlady.

They also both played a variety of characters, with much skill in a depiction of everyday life in a pub, and the emotions underlying the customary banter.

 

Our next show will be on Friday 15th June when we welcome The Daniel Smith Blues Band.  For lovers of boogie woogie and blues, this is a show not to be missed.  The band has received critical acclaim in national newspapers and musical journals and Daniel has been described as “a serious challenger to Jules Holland as the UK’s number one boogie pianist”.   We will be laying out the hall cabaret style, with tables which creates a great atmosphere, but limits the number of seats available, so do book as soon as possible. Tickets are on sale now at Costcutter Express, £6 Full and £5 Concessions.  The doors and bar will be open at 7.15 p.m.

                                                                                                                                     Gordon Woolhouse

BIRTHS

Jonathan and Paula Pearce are delighted to announce the birth of their baby daughter Ruby Elizabeth on 29th April.

 

David and Geraldine Bushell (nee Williams) are delighted to announce the birth of their second son Toby Alexander, a dear little brother for Cameron David on Friday 4th May.

 

 

 

 

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ICKLETON CHURCH FETE 2007

This year’s Church Fete, to be held on July 7th from 2.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m., is coming together now! We hope everybody in the village will join us or help with the fete. The fete is held in the village hall and recreation ground. You will be made very welcome.

Listed below are people who have very kindly volunteered for the usual stalls and who would like to receive contributions for their stalls and help.

Ron Coulson will be giving tractor and trailer rides.

We have a good selection of vintage vehicles and tractors, but if you would like to show any cars, vehicles or tractors please contact Dick Wombwell, who will be pleased to hear from you. More details next month.

The evacuees reunion will be joining us for the afternoon of the Fete.

Coffee will be served in the morning as usual for the helpers.

The Ickleton Society has agreed to do the teas for us. Have your tea and listen to The Saffron Walden Town Band.

A programme will be delivered by the Parochial Church Council to every house, with all the details of the Fete.

The village hall will be open from 10.00 a.m. on the morning of 7th July for setting up.

 

Stall Holders:-

Adults and Children’s Tombola    -    Cynthia Rule– would like things before Fete

Books                                        -    Judy Holt

CD’s Stall                                    -     Monica Lilley / Joanne Rutter (see article)

The Grand Raffle                        -      Neil McKillen (see article below)

Bric-a-brac                                   -     Peggy Richardson

Cakes & Home Produce              -     Catherine Cocks and family

Bottles for the Bottle Tombola     -     Neil McKillen  

Cakes for tea                               -     Sheila Birch   - The Ickleton Society

Nearly New                                  -     Jane Hurst     

Plant Stall                                  -     Carli Holberry

Toy Stall                                     -     Sarah Mila (no soft toys please)

 

Thank you to everybody for offering to help so far.

 

The Grand Raffle

The Grand Raffle is one of the main sources of income for the Fete, so if you can help sell tickets it would be a great help.  The following is the list of prizes:-  1st prize Marriott De-Luxe Two Night Break, 2nd iPod Nano 3rd  Luxury Hamper, 4th 6 Bottles of Wine, 5th Planter, 6th  Illustrated book, autographed by the author, 7th Meal for two in the Ickleton Lion, 8th Family ticket for the Duxford Air Museum, 9th French Doll Toy,10th  Glass Cake Stand.  The list will be on the Costcutter Express notice board.  If you would like tickets please contact Neil McKillen.

 

The Competitions are as follows:-            

   1.   Fancy Dress Parade - children and adults (the theme will be Film Characters) Sarah Mila

         2.45 p.m. recreation ground

   2.   Pet Show - Hilary Rule

   3.   Best Dressed Dogs for large and small dogs – Hilary Rule

   4.   Photography Competition (see below) from 2.00 p.m. Meeting Room

   5.  The Best Dressed Teddy – Rosemary Hayes. A cup will be presented to the winner and rosettes

 

The Church Fete is a fundraiser for the Church and social event for the village as well, so do come and join us.  The Vicar, Churchwardens and the Parochial Church Council are very grateful for everybody’s support.

 

Photography Competition 2006

We have come up with the following categories for this year’s photography competition.  This is for adults’ and children’s abilities.       The cost is £1 for each entry.

1.  An Ickleton Street     2. Village Life    3.  A Portrait    4. Snow Scene   5. Still Life

6.  A most unusual photograph.  These should all be in colour, either 6” x 4” or 7½“x 5”.

The results will be announced in the Meeting Room in the village hall on the afternoon of the Fete at 3.45 p.m.  A rosette will be given as 1st prize only in each category.

If you would like to participate, put your photo/photos in an envelope (with money), together with details of categories they are in, and either put them through my door, before the day of the fete or bring to the fete on the day, after 1.45 p.m. Last year we had 48 entries, the best ever.                                             Monica Lilley - Fete Organiser                                                                                                                                      

TEDDY BEARS!

There’s a strong teddy bear theme to the village fete this year!

Not only is there a competition to WIN A TEDDY at the Fete, but there will also be a competition for the BEST DRESSED TEDDY.

So get thinking now about how you will dress up your teddies. It doesn’t matter what they wear – they can be pop stars, cowboys, gangsters, historical figures, whatever you like – it’s entirely up to you. We’ll be looking for the most imaginatively dressed teddy and we’d like the ideas to come from children please, not their mums and dads, though mums and dads will be allowed to help with the costumes! There will be a trophy for the winner and rosettes for the runners up.                                Rosemary Hayes 

     

 

 

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SPRING CLEAN YOUR CD COLLECTION!

Ickleton Fete will be featuring a new Music Stall this year, and we are looking for donations of CDs which you would like to pass on. If your CDs are overflowing your available storage, this is the opportunity to clear some space and benefit our village church at the same time. All donations of CDs should be dropped off to Monica Lilley. As well as second-hand CDs, we will have some discs from John Rutter and the Cambridge Singers available at bargain prices. We hope that you will all come along on Saturday 7th July to browse our selection and refill those shelves with some new music.                                    JoAnne Rutter

 

ELECTION OF DISTRICT COUNCILLOR

The election result was: John Williams (Liberal Democrat) 525, Robin Driver (Conservative) 391

Yvonne Nobis (Labour) 40.  The turnout was 47%.

I am delighted to have been re-elected as District Councillor for Ickleton and Duxford.  If you wish to contact me, on any subject, my details are: John Williams, 10 Brookhampton Street, Ickleton, CB10 1SP ' 01799 530463, email cllr.williams@scambs.gov.uk

 

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

A new and extremely good and free way in which you can ensure your property is identifiable all over the UK is to register your property on www.immobilise.com. This site is searched thousands of times every day by British police officers. When registering an item on www.immobilise.com a user I.D. and password is generated which allows you to access the site and add or delete items at any time of the night or day.  There is no limit to the number of items that you can register. This gives you a chance of getting property back and the police a chance to find the thieves. Whilst on the subject of property, please remember NEVER get involved with buying property if you are unsure where it has come from. It could be stolen and then you might become a criminal too.

Please remember to contact police use 999 for emergencies and '0845 456 456 4 for non-emergency calls.
If you have information about any crime, call CRIMESTOPPERS
'0800 555 111. This call is free. You do not have to give your name or address and any reward you may get will also remain anonymous.       

Distraction burglaries continue in our area and along the M11 corridor. The main method is still posing as

water board officials, but this can change, so be wary. Remember, if in doubt, keep them out. Genuine

callers will never mind being challenged. Please look out for those more vulnerable to this type of crime and use the contacts above when appropriate.

Thanks to the villagers who called the police and myself when salesmen were paying attention to the rear of houses.

Keep watching.                                                                                                                Tracy & Keith Head

 

 

CHESTERFORD AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY

‘Gardening on Chalk’ was the subject Geoff Hodge spoke about at our meeting on May 2nd.  Geoff frequently speaks on the Radio Essex Gardening Programme and is very knowledgeable, and a lively, entertaining speaker.

The annual garden walkabout will be in Little Chesterford on June 20th at 6.30 p.m. Follow the balloons to three open gardens.  Refreshments will be served at Delia Butcher’s home, and car parking will be in the village hall car park.

On Wednesday July 11th there will be an evening tour of Wimpole Hall Gardens starting at 7.30 p.m.

The 19th Biannual Flower Show will be held on September 8th in Great Chesterford School.  Schedules, available from Catherine Cocks, Church Street, should be handed back to Catherine by September 5th. Entry is free, and open to members and non-members and children, so why not encourage your children to become gardeners of the future?  More details to come, watch this space.

The next meeting on June 6th will be a talk by Philip Whaites on ‘Wimpole Hall Garden - Past, Present and Future.’

Best Bloom competition will be a rose - bet there will be lots of entries!

Cynthia Rule

 

 

 

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OUR LADY OF LOURDES R.C. CHURCH, SAWSTON

The Sawston parish is now being administered from the Catholic Church in Cambridge.  The only weekend masses are now at 8.45 a.m. and 11.15 a.m. on Sundays.

There will be a eucharistic service at 9.30 a.m. on weekdays.                                             Lena Frost

 

OVER SIXTIES

We celebrated Cynthia’s and my birthday at our last meeting, so Cynthia very kindly put on a nice tea. We had sandwiches and chocolate sponge which everyone enjoyed.

We shall not have a meeting on June 13th so the next one will be on June 27th. Sorry about this.

                                                                                                                                                    Ruby Lilley

 

CELEBRATE OPEN FARM SUNDAY

At Russell Smith Farms, College Farm, Grange Road, Duxford, CB2 4QF

Your chance to visit your local farm – 10th June 2007

Along with farms across the country, Russell Smith Farms in Duxford will be open to the public on Sunday 10th June, which has been declared Open Farm Sunday. Organised by LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming), the day promises something for everyone, but most importantly the day will help to remind us all that farms do matter!

Russell Smith Farms will be opening its gates from 2.00 p.m. until 5.00 p.m. with an opportunity for you to find out more about why farms matter. You will have an opportunity to enjoy a range of activities, including farm tours, tractor and trailer rides, farm walks, displays of farm machinery, sheep, environmental displays, children’s activities, competitions, picnic area and light refreshments. Entrance and activities are free

Literally hundreds of farms across the country will be inviting their local community to come and find out more about how the food we eat is grown and produced.

So, make a date in the diary, pack up a picnic and visit us on 10th June for a great afternoon out.

For further details or for directions, please phone Liz Nottage '01763 208267 or visit www.russellsmithfarms.co.uk

To find out more about LEAF visit: www.leafuk.org

For more information on Open Farm Sunday visit www.farmsunday.org

 

CHORAL CONCERT AT STRETHALL CHURCH

The Fairhaven Singers will present a Choral Concert at Strethall Church on Saturday 23rd June at 6.15 p.m. consisting of a programme of partsongs on the theme of nature.

Tickets are £12 and cheques should be made payable to Strethall Church Fabric Fund.

                                                         Michael Pearson

 

DUXFORD CHURCH OF ENGLAND COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL

Spring has been a time of sporting success.  The years 5 & 6 Netball Team won the Cambridgeshire Regional Annual High Five Netball Festival.  In the final round of the tournament, they played eight out of the eighteen schools present, without conceding a single goal.   The following week saw yet another success as the Seven-a-side Football Team won the Cambridgeshire Schools Football Tournament.  Our review of sporting excellence would not be complete without mentioning the Cambridgeshire County Cross Country Relay race, in which over 100 teams competed, that was won by our boys. A wonderful achievement!

Years 3, 4 and 5 entertained parents, carers and relatives with a musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Selfish Giant.’  It was a very polished performance, with some great music and imaginative dancing supported by excellent narrators and actors, as well as all the back stage boys.

Forty-five budding models had a great time putting on a fashion show for parents and friends.  This PTA event raised over £100 that will be put towards some new benches for the playgrounds.  The School Council has chosen them, and once in place, some of them will become dedicated friendship benches.                                                            Miranda Stone-Wigg

 

 

 

         

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THE CHESTERFORDS, ICKLETON & HINXTON W.I.

At the April meeting, members must have thought they were experiencing a second childhood, when John Savill related the history of Punch and Judy, followed by a live show with audience participation.

John is one of the few Punch and Judy men left to operate in this country, due to the heavy Licensing Laws.

We came down to earth with a bump at the May meeting, when the resolutions for the AGM were discussed, and members voted unanimously against the proposed closure of Community Hospitals.

We then enjoyed hearing about Julie Baillie’s visit to Denman College, where she enjoyed a four day course on Waddesdon Manor and Blenheim Palace.

The next meeting will be in Hinxton Village Hall on June 20th, when the speaker will be Malcom Busby from Milton Country Park.                                                                                         Cynthia Rule

 

CAMBRIDGESHIRE FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE

National Carers Week 11th-17th June

The Carers National Association is the voice of  carers throughout the United Kingdom.

National Carers Week aims to promote the organisation, its work and also raise funds.

Carers are at the sharp end of looking after some of the most vulnerable in society; older people and people with disabilities.  These groups are the most vulnerable from fire.  Carers don’t only visit or serve food, they are the eyes and ears that are able to see if a risk is present.  Not only do they care for the welfare of clients or those they visit, they can prevent a dangerous situation occurring.

Many people are cared for by friends and relatives and in National Carers Week, I call on anyone who knows someone who is old or infirm to call on him or her and check they are safe and well.  If you are concerned about their safety from fire, don’t hesitate to call us ' 01223 376217. We can help with advice on a free Home Fire Safety Check. We all have a part to play in creating safer communities.

Mark Taylor - Community Fire Safety Officer

 

ICKLETON DIARY

       June 2nd

 Visiting Bellringers 3.50 – 4.30 p.m.

                4th

 Mobile Library

                6th

 Chesterford & District Gardening Society Meeting              

 

 8.00 p.m. Chapel, Carmel Street, Gt. Chesterford

                9th

 Hinxton Fete 2.00 p.m. Hinxton Village Hall

              10th

Open Farm Sunday 2.00 – 5.00 p.m. College Farm, Duxford

              15th

Daniel Smith Blues Band Show 7.15 p.m. Village Hall

              17th

Duxford School Fete 1.00 p.m.

              18th

Mobile Library

              19th

Visiting Bellringers 2.25 – 3.00 p.m.

              20th

Parish Council Meeting 7.30 p.m. Village Hall

              20th

W.I. Meeting 7.45 p.m. Gt. Chesterford Community Centre

              20th

Chesterford & District Gardening Society Walkabout 6.30 p.m.Little Chesterford

              23rd

Choral Concert 6.15 p.m. Strethall Church

              23rd

Duxford Church Fete 2.00 p.m. St. John’s Church, Duxford

         July 7th

Church Fete 2.00 - 5.00 p.m. Village Hall & Recreation Ground

 

 

        Sept 1st

Village Picnic

               19th          

Chesterford & District Gardening Society Flower Show

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