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MARCH 2009

 

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 March  2009

PARISH COUNCIL

Refuse Collections during March

Monday     2nd   March          -        Green bin and Green boxes (bottles, tins & plastic)

Monday     9th    March         -        Black bin collection

Monday     16th  March         -        Green bin and Green boxes (bottles, tins & plastic)

Monday     23rd  March         -        Black bin collection

Monday     30th  March         -        Green bin and Green boxes (bottles, tins & plastic)

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

 

The following items were discussed at the meeting held on Wednesday 18th February 2009:

Butcher’s Hill Street Light – This light (SC5) is now functioning again after being out of action for one year.  Cllr Stone informs us that white lights are now the standard and are replacing the orange lights.  

Mill Lane Crossing – The non-slip surface has now been completed, but we await confirmation from Network Rail and Mr Andrew Lansley CBE MP that this work has been completed.

Potholes/Frogge Street road surface - More potholes were mentioned on the road leading from Grange Road to Chrishall Grange, in the dip near the bridle path and outside 36 Abbey Street.  The Clerk was asked to check with Mike Cooper (Highways) if they are checking for potholes in surrounding villages or are they relying on individuals to report them.  Mike Cooper (Highways) reports that they will continue almost on a daily basis to repair the potholes in the area and will patch the worst part of Frogge Street in the not too distant future.  However, funding to resurface the whole of Frogge Street looks likely for early next year.                               

Planning application(s) received from SCDC:           

Lewis Duke declared an interest in S/0119/09/F.  Liz Goddard declared an interest in S/0038/09/F

S/2025/08/F – Erection of gate – 6 Butcher’s Hill – Mrs Lena Frost  -  Approve

Lewis Duke left the meeting

S/0119/09/F – Conversion of Existing Agricultural Buildings for Offices (Use Class B1) – Land to the Northeast of Abbey Farm, Duxford Road -  Approve

S/0119/09/F – Conversion of Existing Agricultural Buildings for Offices (Use Class B1) – Amendment: Submission of Proposed Plans - Land to the Northeast of Abbey Farm, Duxford Road   Information only

Lewis Duke rejoined the meeting.

S/0038/09/F – Removal of Condition 9 of Planning Permission S/1626/08/F – 13 Birds Close

As it was unclear as to what removing Condition 9 really implied, it was agreed that the decision on this application be delegated to the Planning Committee.  This will be done before the next meeting.

Planning application(s) granted by SCDC:

S/2079/08/LB – Alterations - Replace one window (SW Elevation) & block window on Front (Regularisation of Unauthorised work) – Ickleton Lion, 9 Abbey Street – Melling Ridgway & Partners Ltd.

S/2094/08/LB – Replacement Signage & Lighting (Regularisation of Unauthorised works) – Ickleton Lion, 9 Abbey Street – Melling Ridgway & Partners Ltd.

 

 

 

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S/2170/08/CIRC 14/90 – Pole – Land South East of Church Platt Cottage, 110 Frogge Street – EDF Energy

Planning Application(s) refused by SCDC:

S/2123/08/F – Dwelling – land west of 20 Church Street

Reports from Councillors:  Peter Wombwell mentioned that although Highways had done gritting on the bus route, roads like Grange Road had not been gritted.  He asked if salt could be made available so that, for example, local farmers could grit the subsidiary roads.  Cllr Stone supported this suggestion and will raise the question and report back.    Tim Pavelin asked if it is possible to have gritting boxes re-installed?  There used to be boxes in Mill Lane, Stackyard and near the bridge in Grange Road.  Cllr Stone will also look into this.

Cemetery  -  Some culling of the rabbits had been carried out and this would continue.

Speedwatch One resident had volunteered to do this, providing it was only in Ickleton.  The Clerk will notify the police that three residents are willing to take part in this scheme.

Safety Camera Survey – The Clerk will respond on behalf of the Parish Council saying we think it is a very good thing to carry this out in our village.                     

Flooding 10th February - Robin Driver reported that the village had missed severe flooding although fields in Grassy Lane and Ickleton Riverside Barns had been flooded (photographs were taken), also the road between Ickleton and Hinxton was closed.  The land adjacent to Grassy Lane in the county of Essex, has caused a damming effect to the height of two feet against the deposited earth banks.

Lewis Duke presented aerial photographs taken of our area.  He asked that a letter of thanks be sent to Duncan Fraser who, in the middle of the night, put out sandbags in Coploe Road.  It was agreed that the ditch needs to be deepened and cleaned and the footbridge outside No. 18 needs to be raised.  This will be done when the ditch is dry.  It was agreed that the situation should be discussed at the next meeting that Sheila Birch and Terry Sadler have with Wellcome Trust, with a view to presenting a joint front to the Environment Agency.  The points to be made to the Environment Agency are:

 

Other items of interest

Thriplow 41st Daffodil Weekend – 28th and 29th March 2009.  For further information: ( 01763 208538, e-mail: dw@thriplow.org.uk or www.thriplow.org.uk

Cambridge Water Company are organising at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge a fundraising Concert in support of Wateraid on 12th March 2009 at 8.00 p.m.  Tickets are either £20 or £5.75 without a view of the performance.  For further information visit:  www.cambridge-water.co.uk

Spinal Injuries Association is celebrating their 35th Anniversary.  If you would like to organise a Fish & Chip supper supporting them on Friday 15th May 2009, please visit:  www.spinal.co.uk/fishandchips.  E-mail:  fishandchips@spinal.co.uk or to request a fundraising pack call:  ( 0845 0714350.

Jocelyn Flitton – Parish Clerk

 

CHURCH ELECTORAL ROLL

The Church Electoral Roll will be displayed in the porch for two weeks from 14th to 28th March, so that it can be revised.  Anyone wishing to add themselves to the roll, or to alter a current entry, should contact Frances Payne, Electoral Roll Officer. 

 

MOTHERING SUNDAY ALL-AGE SERVICE

At the time of writing there is still snow on the ground, so it seems rather fanciful to be thinking of posies of spring flowers for Mothering Sunday - and yet this festival is not far away. This year Mothering Sunday will be celebrated on March 22nd and we’re planning another All-Age Service for the whole community to come together to celebrate and remember various aspects of motherhood. This will be followed by a light lunch in the Village Hall. We’d appreciate knowing numbers for the lunch, so look out for a sign up sheet in church, or let Mandy Jeffery or Rosie McKillen know if you’d like to come.

 

 

 

 

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 CHURCH NOTICES

                Sunday 1st 

  8.00 a.m. Holy Communion

DUXFORD

                  Lent 1

10.00 a.m. Parish Eucharist with Sunday School

ICKLETON

 

  6.30 p.m. Evensong

HINXTON

 

 

 

            Thursday 5th

11.30 a.m. Holy Communion

HINXTON

 

 

 

                 Friday 6th

 2.30 p.m. Women’s World Day of Prayer

ICKLETON

 

 

 

              Sunday 8th

  8.00 a.m. Holy Communion

HINXTON

                  Lent 2

10.00 a.m. Parish Eucharist

DUXFORD

 

  6.30 p.m. Evensong

ICKLETON

 

 

 

           Thursday 12th

 11.30 a.m. Holy Communion

HINXTON

 

 

 

            Saturday 14th

  10.00 a.m. Deanery Spring Fayre  

GT.SHELFORD

 

 

 

             Sunday  15th

  8.00 a.m. Holy Communion

ICKLETON

                     Lent 3

10.00 a.m. Family Communion

HINXTON

 

  6.30 p.m. Evensong with laying on of hands

DUXFORD

 

 

 

          Thursday 19th

11.30 a.m. Holy Communion

HINXTON

 

 

 

             Sunday 22nd 

 11.00 a.m. Family Service & Lunch

ICKLETON

   Mothering Sunday

 NO EVENSONG

 

 

 

 

         Thursday 26th

 11.30 a.m. Holy Communion

HINXTON

 

 

 

            Sunday 29th

10.00 a.m. Joint Eucharist

HINXTON

                    Lent 5

 

 

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL 2009

The Sunday School is still going strong on the first Sunday of each month at 10.00 a.m. at the church.

After the candle and bauble making of last year, we have continued some of our craft acitivity this year with a decorated patchwork banner which was a present for Rev and Mrs. Scholfield.  But it’s not just making things – we try to vary the activities so we play games, sing, have stories, make crosswords on the computer and sometimes just chat.  The forthcoming sessions are listed below.  If anyone would like more information just contact me Keena McKillen ( 01223 832785 or  keena.mckillen@ntlworld.com .

 

Sunday 1st March 10.00 a.m.  The story of Noah, including a spot the mistakes game and some singing.

Sunday 22nd March 11.00 a.m.  No actual Sunday School session, but we hope the Sunday School kids will take a lead in this special family service.

Sunday 5th April 10.00 a.m.   Palm Sunday – donkeys anyone?!

 

AVAILABLE TO HIRE

We now have wine glasses and cutlery for 50 people for use within the village for any social or fund raising event.  These are kept at our home and are available for a modest charge (cheques made payable to Ickleton PCC).

Simon and Jackie Casement, Shepherd’s Cottage, Grange Road

 

 

 

 

 

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NOTES FROM A MEMBER OF THE MINISTRY TEAM

In response to several requests, this month’s notes begin with extracts from the farewell letter from Andrew and Mary Schofield, written on January 22nd.

 

‘Dear Everyone,

The words ‘thank you’ seem totally inadequate as a response to the send off you gave us last Sunday.  We were rather dreading the day. 

Your generosity was overwhelming – the many gifts, kind words, ‘The Lord bless you and keep you’ sung by the choir – and then lunch!  It was a wonderful, wonderful day.  It has been a joy to be in a place where everything seemed to fit and we felt we belonged, and where you have done so much to support us through difficult times.  For most of the service I didn’t dare look at the congregation.  Both Mary and I had moments when we had to ‘reach for the tissues’.  And there was another joy and privilege in giving communion and blessing to so many with whom we’ve shared these four years.

I have tried in all our other moves to do the right thing and leave the parish behind to get on with their new life.  I’m really not sure that will be possible with you lot, in a place where we have found such friendship. 

Thank you for everything.  With all our love, Andrew and Mary.’

 

Andrew was licensed in his new parish of St Michael and All Angels, Beetham in Cumbria on February 20th and we hope to include an eyewitness report in next month’s notes.

After a few teething troubles, the Church Office is functioning smoothly under our Parish Administrator Miranda Stone-Wigg.  The telephone number remains the same ( 01223 832137 (with answerphone) and the email address is hinkledux@googlemail.com.

 

The season of Lent is now upon us and we are challenged to ask ourselves, “What am I for?  What do I depend on?” Some of us discipline ourselves by giving up alcohol, chocolate or something we enjoy.  Others try to make extra efforts to support good causes, to meet together to study and discuss and to make time for quiet reflection.  Lent is the preparation for Easter.  There are two Lent groups, to which everyone is invited.  On Mondays March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd  and 30th Peter and Doris Richards will welcome you at 4, Kintbury, Duxford at 10.30 a.m.  On Thursday 5th March Simon and Jackie Casement will welcome you at Shepherd’s Cottage, Grange Road, Ickleton at 8.00pm.  The popular Lent Lunches will be held at Duxford URC at 12.30 p.m. on all the Mondays in March.  There is no charge, but donations are requested for Christian Aid.

May God bless us all, in this season of Lent.                                                                Julie Baillie, Reader

 

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

Everyone (including men folk, if brave enough!) is invited to join us for this year’s service at Ickleton Church at 2.30 p.m. on Friday 6th March.  The theme of the service is ‘In Christ there are many members yet one body’ and the service has been devised by the women of Papua New Guinea.

The service will be followed by tea. We hope to see you there.                                                  Julie Baillie

 

SAFARI SUPPER Saturday 13th  June

A New Fund Raising Initiative this summer; enjoy your evening of drinks and canapés, main course, pudding, cheese and coffee in different houses with different groups of people, starting and finishing in the village hall. So:-

Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to help.  Further details to follow later.

Jackie Casement, Mandy Jeffery, Caroline Owen

 

 COMMUNITY NOTICE

'A Fond Farewell' is a Funeral Catering Company, set up by Sarah Mila in Ickleton. It is a valuable service offering professional and individual attention to customers who need help and support on this emotional day. Every detail is looked after concerning the catering for the Funeral. You will have enough to think about on the day without having to worry about the catering and ‘A Fond Farewell’ can take that burden away. They are discreet and respectful. They come and set up and display the food beautifully and clear away afterwards. All crockery and linen is provided. All the food is home-baked and delicious. Various menus can be tailored to your needs. If you need any further information, please call Sarah ( 01799 530497.

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ICKLETON SOCIAL CLUB AGM

This year’s AGM was held on the 30th January and was attended by only a handful of members.

The main issue arising was the ever-decreasing number of volunteers willing to help with the running of the bar and some miscellaneous duties.

Whilst the club is financially sound, the lack of members using the facilities available, on a regular basis, is of considerable concern.

If anyone can help out, even occasionally please contact a member of staff in the club any evening after 8.00 p.m.

Several events are planned for this year, the details and dates will be displayed in the Club and in the ‘Icene’.                                                                                                     

 Ickleton Social Club Committee

 

THE ICKLETON SOCIETY

English Touring Opera production of The Magic Flute.

12 seats have been reserved at The Cambridge Arts Theatre for this show on Saturday May 2nd   at 7.30 p.m. Those wanting to go must let me know with payment of £27 each (£26 for members of The Society) by March 4th.                                                                                                        John Fowler

 

Hanley Grange

No, unfortunately it hasn’t gone away.  As part of the review of the East of England Plan, Tesco has put forward a proposal for even more houses (14,100) at Hanley Grange.  The East of England Regional Assembly (EERA) will be consulting with the public in the spring on options for development across the region.  In the meantime Cambridgeshire County Council, together with the District Councils and Cambridgeshire Horizons, is putting together its advice to EERA on options for development in Cambridgeshire.  The Stop Hanley Grange Joint Action Group has written to County Councillor Matt Bradney (who is leading the work) explaining why we think there should be no new settlement in this area.  The Ickleton Society will also be writing.  We understand Councillor Bradney welcomes any comments from the public so do let him know what you think about this.  We’ll let you know about EERA’s consultation in due course.

 

It’s also not clear whether the Government’s eco-town process is totally over for us.  Although Tesco has withdrawn Hanley Grange from the programme, the Government has published a Sustainability Assessment from which it concludes that Hanley Grange “might be suitable for an eco-town subject to meeting specific planning and design objectives”.  The Government is consulting with the public on the Sustainability Assessments and a draft Planning Policy Statement for eco-towns and responses are due by 6th March.  Just in case the idea of a Hanley Grange eco-town comes back in the future, the Stop Hanley Grange Joint Action Group will be sending the Department for Communities and Local Government the response we sent to the last consultation and making it clear that this is not a suitable location.  The Ickleton Society will do the same.  We will also comment on the Draft Planning Policy Statement.  Please do write and let the Government have your views.                Rachel Radford

                                                                                         

AN HOUR OF ….  The Hummingbirds

On Saturday 21st March at 5.00 p.m, St Peter’s Church Duxford is proud to present ‘An Hour of The Hummingbirds’ as part of their current season of hour-long weekend concerts.  The Hummingbirds are an eight girl à capella group from Cambridge University, mainly choral scholars, who particularly enjoy singing in churches and chapels.  The music they sing varies from Abba to barber shop, via doo-wop and classical choral pieces – an idiosyncratic mix with something for everyone.  

The Hummingbirds is one of Cambridge's most talented female close harmony groups.  Brought together by a shared background of choral training and an interest in doing something a little bit different, the Hummingbirds started singing together in 2007.  They have performed in numerous concerts and at a wide range of May Balls and garden parties.  Several talented young musicians have written arrangements for them over the past year and other pieces of new repertoire are currently being written.

 

TURNING YELLOW PAGES GREEN IN SOUTH CAMBRIDGESHIRE

When new Yellow Pages directories hit our doorsteps in March, for the first time, householders will be able to recycle their old ones using South Cambridgeshire District Council’s (SCDC) green box kerbside collection.  Until now, high ink concentrations have meant that Yellow Pages were hard to recycle, but a reduction in the colour ink wash intensity has made recycling much easier.

If every household recycles their old directory through their green box, SCDC could potentially recycle an additional 88 tonnes of paper this year.

For more information contact communications ( 01954 713262 or communications@scambs.gov.uk 

 

                                                                  

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THEATRE GROUP

Live Theatre in the Village Hall

Our next show will be on Saturday 16th May, when we have a top flight professional theatre company presenting ‘The Tragic History of Dr Faustus’.   This is a modern adaptation of Christopher Marlowe’s sixteenth century classic. Not to be missed - put the date in your diary now. Further details will be in next month’s Icene.                                                 The Theatre Group


SUMMER SIZZLER 2009

On the afternoon of Saturday 5th September on the Village Recreation Ground the ‘big village picnic’ returns a little later on in the year to avoid the August Bank Holiday. It is the first Saturday after the children go back to school in September, so hopefully everyone will be here! As always we will have old fashioned races for the children, barbecue, tea tent, competitions and much more. All this will be provided free for residents of Ickleton. Please put the date in your diaries now!
This is an event for all ages, so we hope you will give it your support.
Please contact Katherine if you would like to be involved in the planning of this event.                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                       Summer Sizzler Committee

 

THE CHESTERFORDS, ICKLETON AND HINXTON W.I.

‘I’m a toastmaster and I’m alright’ was the title of Basil Abbott’s talk at our February meeting - and he was alright! Much laughter was heard at the description of the many highlights of his work.

Lots of cakes, buns etc. were brought for the patients in Saffron Walden Community Hospital which we provide every February.

The New Year Dinner in January was held at the Ickleton Lion where members enjoyed a splendid meal in a very happy atmosphere.

The next meeting on March 18th will be the AGM, when sadly, we will saying goodbye to Julie Baillie, our Present, who is retiring due to her extra church commitments.

We would welcome new members and the AGM would be a good time to start! Enquiries to Cynthia Rule

 

ROYSTON MARKET DAY BUS

The Wednesdays only market-day bus to Royston (139) now returns from Royston a little later.

Depart Ickleton                         10.17         Arrive Royston Bus Station  11.10

Depart Royston Bus Station 13.15         Arrive Ickleton                       14.06

                                                                                                                                               David Lilley

SAWSTON MEDICAL PRACTICE

Did you know that you can book a doctor’s appointment more than 2 days in advance?  Some patients have recently been surprised to find that this is the case here at the Medical Practice.  I thought that it may be a good time to explain our appointment system and the ways in which it can work for us all.

Appointments with our doctors and specialist nurses are available for booking between 3 and 4 weeks in advance.  If you would like to see a particular doctor or nurse then you need to book ahead whenever possible. This is especially important if you have just seen a doctor and been advised to return within 3 to 4 weeks.  Please make the follow-up appointment before you leave the surgery. 

If you need to be seen at short notice e.g. within 24 - 48 hours, we will offer you the first available appointment with a member of our clinical team.  Government guidelines give us all the right to be seen by a health professional (not necessarily a doctor) within 24 hours and a doctor within 48 hours.  Unfortunately it does not mean that you can always see the doctor or nurse of your choice. We will of course endeavour to try and book you with your requested clinician but ask that you be prepared to see another in these circumstances.  We request that use of short notice appointments (on the day and up to 48 hours in advance) should be used for acute conditions and not for ongoing problems.

There are three ways in which you can make an appointment: in person here at the practice; by telephone; and on the internet (www.sawstonmedicalpractice.co.uk) via the on-line booking system.  To ease telephone congestion, especially at peak times, we would encourage you to register for the on-line service which also allows you to order repeat prescriptions and cancel appointments.                                                                                                                                 Jenny Parker,  Assistant Practice Manager

 

 

 

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MARION EMMELINE (MARIE) BAYNES 1921-2009

The  Baynes family have been in Ickleton for over 130 years.

Marie was born in 1921, the fifth child in a family of five girls and three boys. She was born at Cross Roads Cottage, where the road forks to Elmdon and Ickleton Grange.  Marie went to the village school, before moving on to Sawston Village Collage.

In 1943, at the age of 21, Marie joined the ATS. She was mainly in the ration stores, concerned with administrative and clerical work to do with stores supplies for the army. She moved base nineteen times during the next three years, and on one of her moves she bumped into fellow ATS Ickletonians Joyce and Ruby Keeble (Ruby Lilley). Her longest period was at Dover, where she lived for sixteen months.  In Dover she slept in Nissen huts, where there was no heating and no hot water. It was so damp that water poured down the walls and Marie contracted pneumonia.  Dover was a dangerous place to be.  By 1944, only one hotel on the sea front was left standing. In Marie’s family there were the three boys and Marie all serving all in the army, which must have been a great worry for their parents.  Sadly, Marie’s brother George was killed in Holland.

Being in the army made a big impact on Marie’s life and it helped to make her the strong, independent and kind person she was.  She kept in touch with a number of army colleagues, but sadly they have now all passed away.  Her stories and recollections were always interesting.

Marie’s care and compassion for the natural world, especially animals, was a strong feature in her life.  Gerry Birch was transporting items to his new home in Ickleton, via Grange Road, when Marie flagged him down to assist her in releasing a dog, which had its head stuck in a plastic milk crate.  He and Sheila were given a tour of numerous cages in her garden which contained animals for whom she was caring.  This meeting, their first with an Ickleton resident, left an indelible memory of a special person.

Marie’s nephew John writes: ‘Marie played a big part in my life, in my early years, and also, later on, for Liz and Philip.  She was always there for us and, in later years, she knew we would be there for her.  We were very sad when she had to go into hospital and was then unable to return to the bungalow she loved.  It was very fortunate that she was able to go to Lily House at Ely, where she was very comfortable and happy and exceptionally well –cared for by the staff.  On our visits she enjoyed singing all the old songs, particularly those with army connections, such as the ‘White Cliffs of Dover.’ Her last illness was short and, thankfully, she passed away peacefully and without pain.  We have so many good memories.’ John last words are echoed by all of us.  Marie will live on still among us, in our memories and our love.  Marie lived her faith – she taught in the Sunday School for many years; she worshipped regularly in this church and she encouraged others, including me in their faith.  God’s love for Marie and her love of God, her family, friends and neighbours was demonstrated in her service and commitment to others.

May she rest in peace.                                                                                                              Julie Baillie

 

CHESTERFORD AND DISTRICT GARDENING SOCIETY

Approximately thirty members braved the wintry weather on February 4th to travel through the ‘Horticultural Year on Camera’.  Michael Warren’s excellent photography was much appreciated. 

Future events planned are the Annual Garden Walkabout, which will feature gardens in Catmere End, on Wednesday June 24th at 6.30 p.m., and an evening visit to the Chippenham Gardens, near Newmarket on Wednesday July 8th 6.30 p.m. at £7 per head.

Most importantly, make a note in your diary for the Biannual Flower and Vegetable Show on September 12th in Great Chesterford School Hall. The next meeting will be the Spring Party on March 4th with the usual brain testing quiz.                                                                                            Cynthia Rule

 

RAGT SEEDS – ACCOMMODATION REQUIRED

We are a leading plant breeding company based in Grange Road Ickleton.

We employ summer vacation students who are required to assist with the harvesting of our cereal crops and will have vacancies during July, August and September.

We are also looking for good, reasonably priced bed and breakfast accommodation for our students who do not live locally or are from overseas.

If you able to assist us please contact:

Sue Darley, RAGT Seeds Ltd., Grange Road, Ickleton, CB10 1TA

( 01799 533703  Fax: 01799 533760  Email.sue.darley@ragt.fr.

 

 

                                                                           

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BULLETIN DELIVERY ABBEY STREET/GRANGE ROAD

We would like to thank Tina Gordon, who wishes to retire from Bulletin delivery, for all her hard work.  We are therefore looking for someone to deliver in Abbey Street and Grange Road.

It may be possible to split this rather large ‘round’ if anyone is interested.                                          Editors

 

WELCOME TO………

Simon and Pia Robson and Alexander, aged 1, who have moved in to Abbey Street

 

William Puttock who has moved to Frogge Street

 

Jan Aerts and Indra Hautekiet, Tamsin [3] and Ayko [2 months], from Belgium, who now live in Brookhampton Street

 

George Goddard, who has returned to the village to live in Frogge Street

 

Ian Mackie and family, who are living in Back Lane

 

Joel and Shelley Kenny and Phoebe, aged 3, living in Church Street

 

THE WETLANDS NATURE RESERVE EVENTS

The Wetlands Nature Reserve consists of a mix of habitats, including naturally filled ponds,  wet grassland, wet woodland, riverbank, shrubs and individual specimen trees. The creation of these areas will help to contribute to local wildlife targets for the county as a whole, and we need YOUR help to keep it a diverse natural habitat, for all to enjoy. It is run by the Wellcome Trust with support and advice being provided by the Cambridgeshire Wildlife Trust.
All events are free to attend (however, we would ask that you consider a donation to the Wildlife Trust for the training courses). Although there are limits on the number of people who can attend, children are more than welcome when accompanied by an adult. You do not need any experience or equipment for these activities as you will be trained on the day. Refreshments will be provided. If you would like more information on any of the events,  or would like to book a place on one of them or if anyone is interested in serving as the Hinxton liaison to the Wetlands Community Committee, please can you contact Gemma (gemma@ebi.ac.uk).
The Wetlands website (http://www.hinxton.wellcome.ac.uk/wetlands/Introduction.html) contains all the latest information and event updates. We look forward to seeing you at many of the 2009 events!
March 7th - Join us on this maintenance day to learn about maintaining a natural and healthy pond environment. We will start the day at 10:30 a.m., meeting on the Wetlands side of the Ickleton level crossing, and will finish at approximately 2.00 p.m. During this day we will be removing Crassula (an extremely invasive pond weed) from the lakes on the Wetlands. There is likely to be some shallow paddling so if you have wellies they would be ideal. And you may appreciate wearing rubber gloves underneath our heavy-duty gloves.
 

TELEPHONE NUMBERS

Police (reporting a crime, non-emergency)                                                       '    0845 456 4564

Police – Emergency Calls                                                                                  '    01223 358966

 

ICKLETON DIARY

               March  3rd

Church Coffee Morning 10.00 a.m. – 12 noon Church

                           4th

Chesterford & District Gardening Society Spring Party 8.00 p.m.

 

         Chapel, Carmel Street, Gt. Chesterford

                           7th

Wetlands Maintenance Day 10.30 a.m. Wetlands near Level Crossing

                           9th

Mobile Library

                         18th

Parish Council Meeting 7.30 p.m. Village Hall

                         18th

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

                         21st

The Hummingbirds Choral Group 5.00 p.m. Duxford Church

                         23rd

Mobile Library

                  May  2nd

Ickleton Society visit to Arts Theatre ‘Magic Flute’

                          16th

Theatre Group ‘The History of Dr. Faustus’ Village Hall

                 June 13th

Safari Supper

                    July 4th

Church Fete

         September 5th

Summer Sizzler

 

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