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MAY 2008

 

Editors:

David and Monica Lilley

Monica.lilley2@btopenworld.com

 

Distribution:

Tony Court

Hilary Rule            

 

 

Deadline for next Icene Bulletin

12th MAY 2008

Refuse Collections during May

Tuesday         6th  May*    -         Black bin collection

Monday        12th  May      -         Green bin and green box

Monday        19th  May      -         Black bin collection

Tuesday       27th  May*     -         Green bin and green box

* Collections are one day later due to Bank Holidays.

Bins and boxes must be placed out by 7.00 a.m. on your designated day of collection.

 

Parish Council Meeting 16th April  Amongst the items discussed were:

Hanley Grange – This site (adjacent to Hinxton) has been chosen as one of the possible 15 new eco-towns, which will be filtered down to 10 or less.  The consultation period runs to the end of June.  The Parish Council is urgently trying to assemble as much information as they can get, and plan to circulate this to the village.  Councillors have already attended various meetings with representatives from local villages, and local MPs Andrew Lansley and James Paice, together with county and district councillors.  This proposal for 8,000 houses is taken very seriously.    The Parish Council is keen to involve as many parishioners as possible in combating this serious threat.  In the short term, information and an on-line petition can be found at www.stophanleygrange.org.uk However, we need your help, views and ideas, so that the Parish Council can make an effective response and at the same time provide you with the information to make an informed response of your own.

Planning application(s) received from SCDC:

S/0416/08/F – Erection of Bungalow following demolition of Existing Bungalow + Amendment – revised site location plan and ownership certificate – Executor of Mrs M K Harrison Deceased. – Approve 

S/0417/08/CAC   Total demolition of Existing Single storey dwelling – Executor of Mrs M K Harrison Deceased. – Approve                               

S/0563/08/F – Extension – 3 Southfield – Mr & Mrs Toombs – Approve           

Planning application(s) granted by SCDC:

S/0268/08/F – Change of Use from Office to Residential (Amended Design) – Mr David Riches, Visible Edge.

The Planning Inspectorate:

S/0048/07/O - Appeal by Rowe Build & Development Ltd – Site at land r/o 9-17 Grange Road – The Appeal has been dismissed 

Application to carry out Tree works subject to a tree preservation order or situated within a Conservation area:

C/11/40/054 – Large Sycamore tree which needs pollarding – 4 Church Street – Clare College - Approve

Allotments – At the request of the Parish Council, Karen Kenny (Allotments Regeneration Initiative) came to the meeting.  She addressed the questions that had previously been sent to her and discussions took place.  The Chairman thanked Mrs Kenny for attending the meeting. She suggested that an allotment association could be formed and the process to create allotments in Coploe Road begun.  For further information to join the allotment association, please contact Lisa Morrissey – brettandlisa@tiscali.co.uk

Football Clubs – Both Ickleton and Crocus Football Clubs reported good seasons.  Unfortunately dog fouling is still taking place on the pitch, which they have to clear before a game can begin.  This is unacceptable!  It was agreed to increase their fees as follows:  IFC - £6.30 (£6) and Crocus - £12.50 (£12).  Mr Frankau had produced a schedule of maintenance for the pitch.

Post Office – The Parish Council will be writing to Andrew Lansley CBE MP supporting our local post office.  This area is now being evaluated and the results are due out in June/July.  A small token of our appreciation has been given to Dilip & Sunita in recognition of 10 years running the village shop/post office.

Police Neighbourhood Panel Meeting – Lewis Duke and Jocelyn Flitton attended this meeting on 7th April.  The main topics being raised were anti-social behaviour and speeding.  Inspector Paul Ormerod is now moving to Force Headquarters and Inspector Chris Savage will be taking his place.

Parish Council AGM – Wednesday 14th May at 7.30 p.m.

Annual Parish Meeting – Wednesday 21st May at 7.30 p.m.  The speaker will be the Chairman, Peter Sanders, from Stop Stansted Expansion.  Refreshments will be available from 7.00 p.m.

 

 

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41st OXFAM Walk.  The Oxfam Walk is taking place on Sunday 11th May, starting and finishing at Wimpole Hall, near Cambridge.  Enjoy a refreshing day, walking in the Cambridgeshire countryside with your family and friends while raising money for Oxfam’s Emergencies Fund.  There is a variety of routes on offer.  Choose between 4, 9, 13, 17 and 23 miles or a marathon route of 26 miles.  For a registration form, please phone ( 0870 905 9060 or e-mail events@oxfam.org.uk or visit www.oxfam.org.uk/walk

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Biological Records Centre is carrying out a Pond survey and hoping to involve as many parishes in the survey as possible.  If anyone is interested in taking part, please contact Christine Whinney on (01954 713571 or Christine.whinney@cpbrc.org.uk.  Their website is: www.naturenotebook.org.uk

Open University is open to all and if you wish to meet representatives of the Open University and find out about the courses and qualifications that the university offers, you can do so by going to The Grafton Centre, Cambridge, on Saturday 10th May 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. or to Jackson Square Shopping Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, on Saturday 7th June  9.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

A Festival of Sport, Fitness and Dance is being held on Sunday 8th June 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. at Impington Sports Centre and  Histon and Impington Recreation Ground.           Jocelyn Flitton – Parish Clerk

 

STOP HANLEY GRANGE

As District Councillor, I have been heavily involved in recent weeks in the Hanley Grange issue, in order to prepare for opposition to this shattering proposal. This is now moving ahead in co-ordination with County Councillors, Cambridgeshire Horizons, Members of Parliament and Parish Councils, Ickleton Society et al, following recent meetings.

For South Cambs District full council meeting next week, I will be seconding a motion put by Councillor Kindersley which will read as follows:

That South Cambridgeshire District Council requests that Hanley Grange be removed from the

shortlist of eco-towns published by the Minister for Housing and Planning. The proposal is contrary to

the East of England Plan CSR1 and to the emerging Local Development Framework. The additional

number of houses is also unnecessary to meet the targets of the East of England Plan and Local

Development Framework. Hanley Grange would have an entirely negative impact on local

communities, overstretch local infrastructure, and undermine the delivery of major developments

within the sub-Region.

We expect this will be carried, as all parties have indicated support.

Action by the people:

Meanwhile County Councillor Tim Stone has started the process of enabling this and we invite residents to visit the website www.stophanleygrange.org.uk and (a) read for yourselves the information about the proposal and - if you agree - (b) sign the petition against it. The wording is similar to that used for the motion to District Council.

There is a consultation document now put out by the Government, and we will advise shortly the means to access this and respond to it.

                                                                          John Williams cllr.williams@scambs.gov.uk

 

 

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

 

                Sunday    4th

 Revd. Trevor Sands

 

                Sunday  11th

 Mrs. Maureen Hilson

 

                Sunday  18th

 Revd. Trevor Sands

Holy Communion

                Sunday  25th

  Mrs. Betty Kime

 

                                                                                                                            Revd. Trevor Sands

 

 

DEATH

We are sorry to record the death of Julia Ann Taylor on 18th March.

The funeral service took place on Thursday 27th March at Ickleton Church followed by burial at Great Chesterford Churchyard.

Martin, Emily, Robert and Richard would like to thank all those who attended the service, and for the donations to Marie Curie Cancer Fund in memory of Julia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CHURCH NOTICES  - Services for May

          Thursday 1st

12.30 p.m. Holy Communion

HINXTON

 

 

 

             Sunday 4th

  8.00 a.m. BCP  Communion

DUXFORD

               Easter 7

10.00 a.m. Parish Eucharist

ICKLETON

 

  6.30 p.m. Evensong

HINXTON

 

 

 

            Thursday 8th 

12.30 p.m. Holy Communion

HINXTON

 

 

 

          Sunday  11th

  8.00 a.m. BCP Communion

HINXTON

            Pentecost

10.00 a.m. Parish Eucharist

DUXFORD

 

  6.30 p.m. Evensong

ICKLETON

 

 

 

          Thursday 15th

 12.30 p.m. Holy Communion

HINXTON

 

 

 

           Sunday 18th

   8.00 a.m. BCP Communion

ICKLETON

                  Trinity

 10.00 a.m. Family Communion

HINXTON

 

    6.30 p.m. Evensong with Laying on of Hands

DUXFORD

 

 

 

         Thursday 22nd 

  12.30 p.m. Holy Communion

HINXTON

 

 

 

           Sunday 25th

   8.00 a.m. BCP Communion

HINXTON

            Trinity 1

 10.00 a.m. Family Service

DUXFORD

 

   6.30 p.m. Evensong followed by Holy Communion

ICKLETON

 

 

 

         Thursday 29th

  12.30 p.m. Holy Communion

HINXTON

 

 

NOTES FROM HINKLEDUX RECTORY

Shrinking the footprint

Footprints are the impressions we leave behind when we walk. But the word has come to mean rather more. In industrial design, an item's footprint is the surface area it occupies. A satellite’s footprint refers to the area of the earth's surface from which its signals can be received. An ecological footprint is the environmental impact of a human activity. A child's definition of global footprint explains: ‘A footprint means pressing down and global means world, so global footprint means pressing down on the world and we don't want to press too hard.’

Nothing stands still, and environmental change is as old as the planet itself. Change is not necessarily bad. A global perspective that puts God, rather than human beings, at the centre of everything would not necessarily assume that floods or hurricanes are bad events in themselves. There may once have been floods in the place that is now called Bangladesh when there were no people living there, which, from the point of view of the overall balance of the earth’s environment, were positively good. However, humanity is part of the environment too, and it would be as much of a mistake to ignore human claims to existence as it would for humans to ruin the environment for selfish gain.

The trouble is, we humans have tended to treat the earth as alien and frightening, needing to be commanded and controlled. This perception has governed many human actions in the past and we still live under its legacy. Christians have been partly to blame, because of the way they have interpreted their tradition. We need to look again at the wonder and magnificence of the world, and discover how well we can live in it if we choose to do so.

If people see each other as alien and the earth as inert matter, our behaviour will reflect that perception. If people see each other as part of the same family, and the earth as connected to them, because of its sacred origin in the God who made them, we will seek to live in harmony under God.

The Church’s view is that it is possible and desirable for people to live and work within their environments, not as enemies, or uneasy bedfellows, but harmoniously. If we accept that all creatures, including humans, are under God, we should try to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain the life of the earth rather than seeking to dominate and control it as an adversary.

A recent Church of England Policy statement reminds us: ‘The whole of creation belongs to God. As human beings, we are part of the whole and have a responsibility to love and care for what God has entrusted to us as tenants of the planet. We are called to conserve its complex and fragile ecology, while at the same time recognising the need for responsible and sustainable development and the pursuit of social justice.’

And from Wendell Berry (quoted in ‘To care for the earth’ 1986): ‘To live we must daily break the body and shed the blood of creation. When we do this knowingly, lovingly, skillfully and reverently, it is a sacrament. When we do it ignorantly, greedily, clumsily and destructively it is a desecration. In such a desecration we condemn ourselves to spiritual moral loneliness and others to want.’                                                                                                                    Andrew Schofield

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

( 01223 832137 * atschofield@msn.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ICKLETON SOCIETY

Hanley Grange  You will, by now, have heard that the Government has included Hanley Grange in its short list of proposed eco-towns.  If built, this would be a town the size of Saffron Walden just opposite Hinxton – in the triangle of land bounded by the A1301, A505 and A11.  Tesco, through a nominee company (Jarrow Investments) is the scheme’s proposer (although some of the land is owned by others).  We understand that an outline plan shows four access roads from Hanley Grange onto the A1301 together with access points to the Sawston roundabout, the A11, and two onto the A505. 
The Committee is strongly opposed to this development, which would be on Grade 2 agricultural land.  How, you might well wonder, can an ‘eco-town’ be developed on greenfield land?   Many of the other proposals are on brownfield land and should surely take precedence.

There isn’t space here to go into all the arguments but we believe Hanley Grange would adversely affect local shops, including small family owned concerns in Saffron Walden, Sawston and other villages.  It could have significant adverse effects on water supply and flooding.  The roads would surely not cope with the increased traffic, as the town would, in our view, attract commuters to Cambridge, Stansted and London.  ‘Rat running’ through Ickleton could increase very substantially.  If the proposal proceeds, pressure could build for developments at or around M11 junctions. 

Our MP, Andrew Lansley, County Councillor Tim Stone and District Councillor John Williams are working hard to campaign against Hanley Grange with Ickleton and other local Parish Councils.  Tim is sponsoring a website (www.stophanleygrange.org.uk) which has information, news and an on-line petition.  By the time you read this, there should also be a petition on the Downing Street web site (www.petitions.pm.gov.uk).  Please do sign both of these.  The Society will be supporting this wider campaign and will also be responding to the Government’s consultation, which closes on 30th June, in due course.  We hope that many of you will too, as the number of letters is very important, but it is probably best to wait for more detail to come out about the development.  We will provide information and advice through ‘Icene’ and through e-mails to our members.

 

Stansted Airport  The consultation on the second runway closes on 26th June.  The Committee has always opposed the building of the second runway, and will respond to the consultation in due course.  Again, we hope you will too.  The Parish Council has arranged for Peter Sanders, the Campaign Chairman of Stop Stansted Expansion, to speak at the annual Parish Meeting on 21 May.  The web site run by Stop Stansted Expansion (www.stopstanstedexpansion.com) contains some useful pointers.

 

Talk by Mike Petty  On 7th May, the renowned local historian Mike Petty will talk to the Society about rural life in Victorian Cambridgeshire.  Mike has won a national award for his talks and articles (he currently writes columns in Cambridge newspapers), and has written numerous books on Cambridgeshire and the Fens.  This is free for members, and will start at 7.30 p.m. in the Village Hall with the Society’s short AGM.  Wine and refreshments will be served about 8.00 p.m., followed by Mike’s talk.  Non-members are most welcome – a small charge of £4 includes membership for the next 12 months.

 

Fancy joining the Committee and/or helping with the archives?  The Committee comes up for re-election at the AGM.  We would very much welcome some new committee members and people to help with the archives.  Please contact me before 7th May, or come along to the AGM.

 

Competition at the Church Fete The Society is intending to organise another of our competitions, to see how many photographs of parts of village buildings can be recognised.  There will be an entrance fee (in aid of Church funds) and a prize.  If you do not want your house to be photographed, please let me know.

                                                                                                                         Rachel Radford

 

 

 

 

 

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THEATRE GROUP

We have endeavoured in the past to present a varied programme of shows, with something to suit as many supporters as possible.  We are therefore delighted to announce something entirely different for our next show in the Village Hall on Saturday 7th June.

Umdumo Wesizwe,  Zimbabwean A’ccapella (unaccompanied singing).

In the tradition and sounds of Ladysmith Black Mumbazo, eight young men sing songs of love, hope, worship, courtship, hardship and African social commentary.  The group transforms serious themes into joyous and celebratory songs, using only the musical energy of bass and tenor voices, harmonies and tip-top dance routines.  There is an honesty and integrity in their music that is laced with music styles of Afro Pop, Jazz, R&B and Reggae, with enticing broad appeal.  It will be a joy to welcome these young men from that troubled country, so please spread the word amongst your friends.

The show starts at 8.00 p.m. and the doors open at 7.15 p.m. The hall will be laid out cabaret style with tables, and there will be a bar in the adjacent room.  Tickets will be priced at £7.00 full and £6.00 concessions. For any more information please contact Pam Fearn.                                                                                                                                                Gordon Woolhouse

 

SUMMER SIZZLER 2008 - SAVE THE DATE

This year’s ‘Summer Sizzler’ will be held on Saturday 30th August.

A free afternoon of fun, games, barbecue and picnic for Ickleton villagers of all ages.

Offers of help on the day gratefully received.

Contact Katherine Denman-Johnson or Liz Goddard for more details

 

LETTER FROM SOLIHULL

The write-up for Doris Page in a recent ‘Icene’, took me back 60 or so years ago, as before ‘Humage’ was built there were cottages on the site. My cousin Rosemary Murray lived in one, with husband David, son Ian and daughter Jane. Jane was born at 19 Birds Close, where I lived at the time, and now lives in Lincoln.

Doris was always good with children and she often came up to ‘The Red Lion’ (as it was called then) to visit her sister Edna, with the Baldwin girls (I was sometimes there as well) as Edna was the nanny and helped out for many years.  I’ve called on Doris over the past years and had a tour of the garden which she loved. She liked to hear about Thelma (nee Baldwin) who now lives in Somerset.

Human has been an Ickleton name for years, Nibby and Jack being of my father’s (Harold Clements) era.

Doris will be missed at the Fete, sitting on a chair watching the band. Let’s hope the weather will be good to the 2008 event - I’ve got it marked on the calendar.

All the best to everyone.                                      Molly Dagley (nee Clements) Dorridge, The Midlands

 

WETLANDS EVENTS
Here are the following dates for Wetlands Events. As usual, all are welcome, but children must be accompanied by adults. Please email me gemma@ebi.ac.uk if you are interested in attending, as numbers are limited.

Tuesday 20th May   12.30 p.m. Himalayan Balsam Control. Meet by the wooden bridge.
Friday 23rd May       12.30 p.m. Himalayan Balsam Control. Meet by the wooden bridge.
Thursday 29th May  12.30 p.m. Himalayan Balsam Control. Meet by the wooden bridge.
Saturday 21st June 10.00 a.m. Flora Transect Monitoring. For this, we will walk transects established in previous years, and identify the plant species present. We will meet by the lakes.
Friday 11th July  8.30 p.m. Creatures of the Night. Moth trapping and a bat walk. Meet by the lakes. This will be led by Iain Webb. As it involves setting the moth trap, going on the walk, and then checking/emptying the trap, the evening probably won’t finish until 11.00 p.m. Attendees should bring a small torch.
Sat 26th July, 10.00 a.m. Dragonflies of the Wetland. Led by Val Perrin from the British Dragonfly Society. This will cover identification, ecology and a session surveying by the lakes. Probably finish at 2.00 p.m. Meet on campus.

     Dr Gemma L Holliday ( 01223 492535

 

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OPEN FARM SUNDAY – COLLEGE FARM, DUXFORD   
Following the huge success of our open afternoon at College Farm last year, we are again holding an event as part of LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) Open Farm Sunday, on Sunday 1st June  from 2.00-5.00 p.m. at College Farm, Grange Road, Duxford, CB22 4QF.
Come and visit a local farm and enjoy an afternoon in the countryside.

Entrance to the event and activities is FREE. There will be plenty to do for everyone, including tractor & trailer rides, farm tours, a farm trail, displays of machinery and farm activities, bread baking, 'build a scarecrow', children’s activities and competitions. Refreshments available.
More information can be found at www.russellsmithfarms.co.uk & www.farmsunday.org.   
                                                                                                                                                    Liz Nottage

 

CHESTERFORD & DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY

We had a good turnout for the AGM on April 2nd 2008.

Our Chairman Pauline Gale was elected for one more year, after which she wishes to stand down.  Gerry Birch, our new treasurer, presented a good financial state (funds are very healthy).  Cali Holberry was welcomed onto the committee.

Once more Dobies’ Seeds was well supported, members received a discount of 35% on seeds and 7½% discount on plants and all other items.  With subscriptions at only £7 and £6 for senior citizens, the Garden Society has a lot to offer.

The best bloom competition was won by Carol Turton, well done Carol!

The Chairman thanked Catherine Cocks and Margaret Turner for booking excellent speakers for the last two years.

Outing suggestions were Chippenham Nurseries, Jamie Oliver’s vegetable garden and the newly restored gardens of Wolfston College, Cambridge.  Highgrove is a possibility for the future - we are on the waiting list.

The new programme includes: Modern Vegetable Growing, Herbs and their Uses, Propagation and Grafting, Apple Growing and Tasting, Growing Vegetables in Raised Beds, The work of the Woodland Trust, and Through the Year with the Horticultural Photographer.

We hope the programme will appeal to both old and new members.  Further details can be obtained from me and the Icene Bulletin.

At the next meeting on 7th May, Mark Ekin will talk about ‘Modern Vegetable Growing’.                                                                                                                                                                Cynthia Rule

TEAS AT HINXTON MILL COME OF AGE

Tuck into favourite home-baked cakes and cream teas this summer - all in the name of fundraising for a good cause. For 21 years, Hinxton Watermill has been opening to the public on selected summer Sunday afternoons, after being saved from demolition by villagers and the Cambridge Preservation Society - so now a grand celebration tea party is planned for July. When the Open Days began back in the mid-80s, Joyce Fordham, who now chairs the Hinxton Open Day Group for the Society, provided teas to help attract visitors to this working mill, which dates back to the 17th Century. Since then, with the help of family and friends, she has served thousands of teas and baked an endless supply of her famous scones and meringues for the monthly open days. But she has decided to hang up her oven gloves after organising one more scrumptious event at the mill, which has won conservation awards and many admirers over the years. Instead of the regular Sunday afternoon teas, visitors are being invited to book a table for ‘Tea by the River’, in the garden of Sue and Chris Elliott at Hinxton Mill Cottage. The event will be held on 6th July from 2.30-5.30 p.m. Tickets will be available in advance from £10 a head if reserved by 1st June, in aid of the running costs of the ancient watermill, which is an excellent traditional working example of renewable resources. Caroline Gohler of Cambridge Preservation Society said, "We are deeply grateful for all the effort Joyce and her team of helpers have made over the years to bring the mill to the attention of the public and this will be a wonderful occasion in an idyllic situation. As with any historic building, keeping the mill in good repair is ever more costly, so this will be a great opportunity to show people what we do and raise money towards protecting the mill for future generations to enjoy." There will be discounted tickets for members of the Cambridge Preservation Society or combined tickets for those who want to join the CPS on the day (family membership with access to all the Society's venues, including the new Countryside Reserve at Coton and Wandlebury Country Park, is currently only £25 a year). There will also be a tombola and bric-a-brac stall. More information is available at www.cpswandlebury.org or ( 01223 243830. Ring Sue Elliott to book a tea table.

NB: The mill will continue to open once a month from May to September.

 

 

 

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BAPTISM

Emily Ruth Morrissey, daughter of Brett and Lisa Morrissey was baptised at Ickleton Church on 6th April.

 

SILENT AUCTION

This year there will be a silent auction at the Church Fete and we should be really grateful for some contributions to this. We are looking for good quality items – something which you may not be able to use any more, for instance, but which someone else would really like to have.

So please have a hunt round and see what you can find for the auction. We have already been given a beautiful bone china tea service, a nearly new computer and an original painting of a local scene, but smaller things will be just as acceptable.

If necessary, we can come and collect your contributions - and it would be helpful to have them before the fete so that we can mark them up with reserve prices.

Thank you very much, in advance, for your support.

    Rosemary and Colin Hayes

Durhams Farmhouse, Butcher’s Hill

AVE 1

A bit of Ickleton in ‘Oz’

AVE 1, an Armstrong Siddeley 20 limousine, was purchased in 1935 by George and Gertrude Bowen of Ickleton Grange. Mr Bowen’s role as a magistrate and Deputy Lieutenant no doubt contributed to him getting what was, even then, a ‘cherished’ registration number. There were few cars in Ickleton in those days, and when the Armstrong appeared in the street people would say, “Look out, here comes HAVE 1.”

After Mr Bowen died in 1937, Mrs Bowen moved to Ickleton Place in Brookhampton Street.

My grandfather, Arthur Keeble, took over from Mr Thompson as Mrs Bowen’s chauffeur in 1939 and drove and maintained ‘AVE1’ until his death in 1949.

Ron Bass then became chauffeur and, in the 1950s, he would occasionally pick up his son Douglas and myself from Ickleton School. A ride in any car in those days was a treat, but a ride in the back of a chauffeur-driven limousine was very exciting!

When Mrs Bowen ‘downsized’ to a second-hand Ford Consul, the Armstrong Siddeley was purchased by Jim Sorrell of Frogge Street for his large family.

AVE 1 is recorded by Cambridgeshire Motor Tax Department as having been scrapped, but the Armstrong Siddeley Owner’s Club inform me that it was exported to Australia, and is undergoing extensive restoration.                                                                                                             David Lilley

 

NEW COUNCIL HOMES CAMPAIGN GROUP FORMED

Following South Cambridgeshire District Council’s decision to pursue the possibility of selling off all the council’s housing stock to a Housing Association, (HA) a tenant led group has been formed to campaign against the plans.

SCAT (South Cambs Against Transfer) says it believes that transfer to a HA will lead to higher rents, the loss of secure tenancies, and the removal of accountability through local councillors.

SCAT is chaired by Dave Kelleway, an SCDC tenant of 30 years, and also includes councillors and residents in its membership.

Dave said, “We are particularly concerned that tenants seem to be getting only one side of the story, and our aim is to balance that, by informing tenants of the clear case against transfer. We also believe that all the money received from the sale of council homes should be re-invested in council housing – not used on such projects as the new council offices at Cambourne.”

Dave asks that anyone who wants to know more contact him at SCAT, 87 Fulbourn Road, Teversham, Cambridge CB1 9AJ ( 01223 293743  the.kelleways@tesco.net   www.scat.me.uk

 

 

 

                                                        

 

 

 

 

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ICKLETON UNITED CHARITIES

The Trustees of Ickleton United Charities were pleased to welcome nearly a 100 people, who came along to look at the Gertrude Homes before the renovation is finally completed.  The feedback received was very positive.  It is hoped that the new residents will be able to move into the two end bungalows by the end of May.

Any enquiries regarding the middle bungalow would be welcome.                                                                                                                                                                            Jocelyn Flitton

CHURCH FETE

As usual the Church Fete will be held on July 5th in the Village Hall and on the Recreation Ground from 2.00 p.m. until 5.00 p.m.

The fancy dress competition theme this year is ‘Flower Power’ in the 60s and 70s style! The fancy dress parade will take place at 3.00 p.m. on the Recreation Ground and the winners will be announced at 4.00 p.m. Contact Sarah Mila for any more information

Sponsorship

Each year we deliver a programme to each house, a week before the Church Fete.  We offer sponsorship on the back of the programme, to businesses and individuals who would like to sponsor us. It is £25 per line.  Please put a cheque through my door, 8 Brookhampton Street, with the details you would like to be put on the back of the programme.  This helps with the expenses of the fete.  This offer finishes May 31st.

The Church Fete is in aid of Church Funds, and is a registered charity No. 245456.

                                                                                              Monica Lilley – Fete Organiser

 

 

ICKLETON DIARY

                              May 6th

  Coffee Morning 10.00 a.m. - 12 noon Church

                                      7th

  Ickleton Society AGM 7.30 p.m. Village Hall followed by talk

 

        by Mike Petty at 8.00 p.m.

                                      7th

  Gt. Chesterford & District Gardening Society Meeting 8.00 p.m.

 

        Chapel, Carmel Street, Gt. Chesterford

                                    14th

  Parish Council AGM 7.30 p.m. Village Hall

                                    19th

  Mobile Library

                                    21st

  Annual Parish Meeting 7.30 p.m. Village Hall

                                    21st 

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

                                    26th

  Visiting Bellringers  3.30 p.m. - 6.45 p.m. approx

                                     

 

                             June 1st

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

                                      7th

 Theatre Group Show 8.00 p.m. Village Hall

                                

 

                              July 5th

 Church Fete

                                     6th    

 Hinxton Mill ‘Tea by the River’

 

 

                        August 30th

 Summer Sizzler

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