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David and Monica Lilley




Tony Court

Hilary Rule            



Deadline for next Icene Bulletin

12th AUGUST 2008





Refuse Collections during August

Monday        4th  August    -         Green bin and green box

Monday        11th August   -         Black bin collection

Monday        18th August   -         Green bin and green box

Tuesday      26th August   -         Black bin collection (Day later due to Bank Holiday)

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


Parish Council Meeting 16th July The following items were discussed:

Ickleton Post Office  A further consultation period of six weeks is taking place before a decision is made about our Post Office (see notice in the village shop).  They are asking for more views to be sent so please send an e-mail to:  consultation@postoffice.co.uk requesting that our Post Office stays open.   We urge everyone to write again.

Dog Fouling  The Parish Council agreed to purchase two signs to be put up in the Recreation Ground reminding owners to clear up after their dogs and use the dog bins provided.

Planning application(s) received from SCDC:                

S/0933/08/F – Extension – 35 Church Street – Amendment – Deletion of dormer window to side elevation of rear extension & replacement with roof lights – Information only

Planning application withdrawn:  S/0871/08/F – Extension – 6 Frogge Street

Planning application(s) granted by SCDC:

S/0729/08/F – Erection of Timber Framed Shelter & Wall – Ickleton Lion, 9 Abbey Street – Greene King Pub Partners

S/0826/08/F – Dwelling following demolition of Existing Buildings – Howeys Yard, Abbey Street – Cheffins (Mr R Pullin)

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

C/11/40/054 – Remove a branch damaging neighbour’s car port – 66 Abbey Street  Approve.

Hanley Grange Proposal inc. Joint Action Group:

Terry Sadler reported that Wellcome Trust had put out a press release today saying that they had withdrawn from the Hanley Grange proposal.  The Parish Council welcomed this news and would write a letter to Wellcome Trust.    

Terry Sadler gave an update on recent meetings and correspondence to the Councillors.  It was also noted that Jarrow Investments altered their submission on 30th June, which did not allow anyone to respond, as this was the last day of the consultation.

The Chairman wished to thank everyone who had worked very hard on this consultation, especially Terry Sadler and Rachel Radford who worked so hard on behalf of Ickleton.

Proposed Grange Road closure during August for 5 days.  As this was in the middle of harvest, the Chairman spoke to the Project Manager, David Ross, to see if the date could be changed to end of September/October.  Mr Ross has verbally agreed to the change of date but confirmation has not yet been received.  A letter from RAGT had been received, stating the disruption it would cause if the road were closed in August.  CCC Streetworks Coordinator had not notified us of the proposed works, nor the alternative route proposed using Coploe Road.  The Parish Council will write a letter pointing out the safety issues of using a single-track road and that this is also a preferred cycle route.                                 

Cemetery Chapel The Chairman had had a good look around the chapel and found the eastern side in very poor condition.  Overall the chapel needs a lot of money spent on it.  It was agreed that the Chairman would contact Mr Warren of George Collin & Son and obtain an overall estimate.  The Council wondered if any grants were available.  Item to be put on next month’s Agenda.       


Police Neighbourhood Panel Meeting (07/07/08):

Lewis Duke and Jocelyn Flitton attended this meeting.  The new Sector Inspector, Chris Savage, took the meeting; discussions took place about where the different parishes have problems and how the police will address them.  They also had the opportunity to speak to PC Iain Perry.  The next meeting is on 6 October 2008 at Sawston Village College at 7.00 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. and members of the public are welcome to attend.

      Jocelyn Flitton – Parish Clerk




Services for August

            Sunday 3rd

  8.00 a.m. BCP Communion


            Trinity 11

10.00 a.m. Parish Eucharist



  6.30 p.m. Evensong





            Thursday 7th

 12.30 p.m. Holy Communion





           Sunday 10th

  8.00 a.m. BCP Communion


           Trinity 12

10.00 a.m. Parish Eucharist



  6.30 p.m. Evensong





           Thursday 14th

 12.30 p.m. Holy Communion





            Sunday 17th

   8.00 a.m. BCP Communion


            Trinity 13

 10.00 a.m. Family Communion



   6.30 p.m. Evensong with laying on of hands





            Thursday 21st

 12.30 p.m. Holy Communion





            Sunday 24th

   8.00 a.m. BCP Communion


            Trinity 14

 10.00 a.m. Family Service



   6.30 p.m. Evensong and Holy Communion





            Thursday 28th

 12.30 p.m. Holy Communion





           Sunday 31st

 10.00 a.m. Parish Eucharist



Starting September

If you’re looking for controversy from the vicar over women bishops or gay clergy, I’m going to disappoint you. I think the job of a village clergyperson is to draw people together and to offer hope and healing where there is so often anger and pain. I rather agree with the speaker at a recent church meeting who said that the starting point for all our discussions should be the acknowledgement that as human beings we are deeply flawed. Maybe then we’d start talking gently and honestly instead of shouting banner headlines at one another.

The decisions people make about church are actually significant life style choices which affect how you think about yourself, the way you relate to other people, your personal goals and how you spend your time and money. Church offers a context in which to work these things out – though, as you can see from the newspaper headlines, people come to startlingly different conclusions!

If you want to provide your family with a context for their personal decisions as they grow up, then you may be interested in events being put on by your village churches. We believe that work with families and children should be a priority, and each village church is exploring a way of responding.

At Duxford, on the fourth Sunday of every month there is a Family Service at 10.00 a.m. (‘hymns you know - Bible stories you’ll want to hear again - worship designed with families in mind’) – more information from Tim Hooper ( 01223 837940. At Hinxton there is a Family Communion service on the third Sunday of the month at 10.00 a.m., and we’re looking at other ways of meeting the needs of village families with alternative worship (these days called ‘Liquid Worship’!) and Family Celebrations.

At Ickleton we’re trying something completely new - a Sunday School. There is a view in church circles that Sunday School is dead. Maybe that’s so if your memory of Sunday School is an opportunity to provide your parents with a bit of peace and quiet on a Sunday afternoon, in return for an hour at church which earned you an attendance stamp for your Sunday School book. This is going to be different and fun, and we hope it will encourage children to want to discover more. It’ll be on the first Sunday of the month, starting at Church at 10.00 a.m. and then going over to the Social Club for activities. We’re now in the process of ensuring all the proper security checks are in place, so that the first session can begin on September 7th. If you’d like to know more, contact Keena McKillen (  01223 832785.

And finally, we’d like to start an ‘exploring Christianity’ group in the autumn term for young people (and adults?) who may want to find out more about church membership. We’re planning to use Emmaus group resources as a way of discovering more about faith and what it means to be confirmed in the Church of England. More information on that from the vicar.

If in the headlines, church sometimes seems riven by dispute, that shouldn’t distract us from the tasks to which we are called, as individuals and communities. To discover the life of faith is to find meaning and hope and direction when too often the choices with which we are faced seem empty and pointless.

Andrew Schofield

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

( 01223 832137 * atschofield@msn.com





The Coffee Morning will be as usual from 10.00 a.m. every Tuesday throughout the summer. Do drop in.                                                                                                                                           Rosemary McKillen



Sponsored Cycle Ride and Stride, Saturday September 13th

This event raises money for local churches and chapels. You can nominate one or more of your choice and your sponsorship money is then earmarked for that place of worship.

If you would like to take part, sponsorship forms are on the pillar table in church.

We offer refreshments to the participants, so any offers of nibbles, cakes etc. will be very gratefully received by me!

Also, we like to welcome the visitors to church and, in past years, many people in the village have given an hour (or more) of their time to sit in the church porch.

If you can help, please sign up on the sheet on the pillar table in church, for any time between 10.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m.  Many thanks.                                                                                                    Hilary Rule



            All services start at 3.00 p.m.

               Sunday 3rd

Revd. Trevor Sands


               Sunday 10th

Mrs. Maureen Hilson


            Sunday 17th

Revd. Trevor Sands

Holy Communion

               Sunday 24th

Mrs. Betty Kime


               Sunday 31st

Mrs. Jean Hay


                                                                                                                                    Revd. Trevor Sands



At the time of writing, we have had the excellent news that the Wellcome Trust has decided not to make its 270 acres of land on the Hanley Grange site available for the eco-town proposal by Jarrow.  Jarrow and Tesco are considering their position, but I hope that, by the time you read this, they will have decided to withdraw altogether.

If not, our fight will continue to the bitter, end which now appears to be around the end of the year or even January next year, following another period of consultation.  We’ll keep up the pressure and are confident that sense will ultimately prevail.  If you’re not already receiving e-mail updates on the campaign and would like to do so, please send me your e-mail address.

In the meantime, the Campaign team would welcome offers of help from anyone with expertise in law, planning, environmental issues, transport, PR and media or anything else that could be useful if the fight does go on.  Please get in touch with me or via the website – www.stophanleygrange.co.uk.

                                                       Rachel Radford, e-mail rachel@fern-cott.freeserve.co.uk



The group has made good progress with the allotments. The plan is to have the first allotment plots ploughed and dug by the end of July. Just in time for National Allotment week, 11th -17th  August 2008.

The group would like to say a big thank you to Lewis Duke for all the help he has provided.

Anyone interested in joining the association, or who would like further information, please contact Louise Andrew, loulou1979@hotmail.com or Lisa Morrissey.



Volunteers needed

Cambridge Mencap is seeking volunteers to support a child or young person with a learning disability.

You could support someone to play games, enjoy arts and crafts, play in the park, go swimming, or just watch a DVD in the young person’s home. Your support could help the young person develop their social skills, interests, independence and self confidence, whilst also providing valuable respite time to parents and carers.

If you could spare a few hours one evening of every month, then you could be doing something new, or something you already do and enjoy, whilst making a BIG difference to a young person’s, and a family’s, life.

Interested? Find out more by contacting Robert Wallace, Volunteers Support Coordinator ( 01223 883140  Email: robert@cambridgemencap.co.uk






A BIG thank you

A really big thank you to everybody who helped at the Church Fete on July 5th.

Everybody worked very hard and even the weather kept fine! Very grateful thanks to the Wombwell family for donating the cost of the band from the dormant Farming Weekend account, and everyone else who gave so generously.

We have made a grand total of £3750 for Church funds - which is fantastic.

The 2009 Church Fete will be on July 4th.

The Vicar, Churchwardens and PCC are very grateful to everybody who supports this event.

                                                                                                                Monica Lilley - Fete Organiser Silent Auction

A huge thank you to everyone who donated goods to our silent auction. The auction raised over £1000 for church funds - a really splendid result which was entirely due to the generosity of all the kind people who gave us such a variety of excellent items.                                                     Rosemary and Colin Hayes


Annual Raffle

Like last year most of the prizes stayed in Ickleton.  The first prize went to Helen Woodbine, a work colleague of Martin Wright of Southfield.  A list of prize-winners is on the village notice board and in the Lion.

I would like to thank all of you who sold tickets for us, and those who supported us by buying them.  Many thanks to our generous sponsors for the prizes, and to Costcutters and the Ickleton Lion for acting as ticket sales outlets.

Thanks also to those who contributed bottles for my Bottle Stall.                                              Neil McKillen


Routemaster Bus Raffle

The winner of the raffle prize for a trip around London on the Routemaster bus for 8 people was Annabel Hoare. Well done Annabel! The owner of the bus, Chris Jolly, will be taking Annabel and her family/ friends into central London from Chigwell in Essex and back, visiting sights such as Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square, where the no. 38 bus should feel quite at home. The bus will also be displaying Stop Hanley Grange posters.                                                                                                         Martin Woodhead


Pet Show

Happily, the sun shone so our earlier fears of a soggy doggy show were unfounded!

Debbie, our judge, divided the entrants into three groups, and after careful examination and observation, the results are as follows:

Puppy class

First was Fiona’s 5½ month old Sussex spaniel, aptly named Rusty, closely followed in second place by Jenny Absolom’s 9 month old Border terrier, Hetty.

Adult class

Jenny Pell was delighted that, after years of entering the show, her 5 year old Springer spaniel, Hershey, was awarded first place, with Sian Wombwell’s golden labrador, Jed, in second position. Third was two year old Dottie (of mixed ancestry) shown by Harriet, while Mrs. Alderman’s Cocker spaniel, 5 year old Buster, received a special award in this group.

Veteran class

Scamp the Cocker spaniel, at 16 years the oldest entrant, was placed first after being shown by his owner Mrs. Alderman. Second was nine year old black Labrador, George, owned by churchwarden Simon Casement, who had to award his own dog with the rosette. Max Judd’s Staffordshire bull terrier, China, aged 14 years, was placed third, while the special award went to the Marshall’s black labrador, 11 year old Gina.

Finally, Best in show was awarded to the winner of the puppy class, Rusty, the Sussex spaniel.

Congratulations to all entrants and their owners.  Special thanks to Debbie of Village Vets (formerly Davey’s) for giving willingly of her time and professional expertise.

We look forward to seeing you all, plus friends, next year but, in the meantime, see you on your doggy walks.                                                                                                               Jenny Pell and Hilary Rule



Our next show will be on Saturday 4th October, when we welcome the ‘Cambridge Crofters’ for an evening of Folk music. More details next month.                                                     Gordon Woolhouse



Somehow we managed to get the mobile library dates wrong in the last two Bulletins.

As a double check, the mobile library is at present the same Monday as the black bin collection.




This term at school has already been packed with exciting activities.  There have been so many highlights that it is hard to choose. 

In June our school choir sung at the Barnardo’s combined school choirs’ fundraising concert at the Royal Albert Hall, something that will not be forgotten by the children or their families for a very long time.  We also took part in ’Walk to School Week’, where many of the children and parents left their cars at home and walked, scooted and cycled to school. 

All the children took part in Worldwide and Wonderful Creativity Day.  Each year group visited a different school in the area, with many activities including dancing, music and storytelling from Africa, India and South America.  Duxford School echoed to the sound of African drums all day, which was very atmospheric! 

The rain held off for the school fete in June, and it was a really enjoyable afternoon.  It was also great to hold the school fete alongside the church fete on the recreation ground, making it a really wonderful community day.  The PTA raised a fantastic £2,800 for the school – a record and a wonderful achievement.  

Some of the children designed recycling posters as part of the children’s initiative to run a ‘greener’ school.  Stan Woolston, a local artist, came into school to judge this competition.   Some of our Year 5 and 6 children took part in the UK Junior Mathematical Challenge held at Sawston Village College recently.  All the children did very well, and we are really delighted to be able to report that some of our children were awarded gold, silver and bronze medals for their efforts. 

On 2nd July the school had ‘Church Day’ where members of the local churches came in and ran the day in mixed age groups with the theme of the parables.   Church Day is a very special Duxford tradition, and we are most grateful to our visitors for giving up their time to join us.

On Friday 4th July the whole school visited the Imperial War Museum.  We had a great opportunity to have a whole school photograph taken in front of the visiting B-17 Flying Fortress ‘Liberty Belle’, and again the weather held out for a school picnic in the grounds.

I’m sure that the rest of term will be just as busy, with Sports Day, trips to the Botanic Gardens for Years 1 & 2, welcoming new children at our taster sessions in reception, and saying farewell and good luck to Year 6 children with a Year 6 performance, assembly and leavers’ barbeque. 

Life never stands still at Duxford School!                                                Clare Delderfield - Parent Governor



On Wednesday July 2nd we held our biennial mini flower show. It is always a light hearted event with a chance to meet up and talk to each other whilst looking at the exhibits.

Overall winner was our treasurer Gerry Birch, with a record number of points, followed closely by Marylin Richardson.  Well done both of you!

On August 6th we visit the gardens of Wolfson College, Cambridge, arriving at 6.30 p.m. for a conducted tour.

There is no meeting in August. The next meeting will be on September 3rd, when Margaret Waddy will talk about ‘Propagation and Grafting’.

Visitors welcome.                                                                                                      Cynthia Rule



We would like to thank all our friends and neighbours for the kind ‘get well’ messages and cards during Bill’s stay in hospital.  He is now making a good progress and I have now recovered from my illness.

Again, many thanks.                                                                                                             Iris and Bill Rule


CONGRATULATIONS TO…..Simon Duke and Heather Jones who were married                                                                               at the church of St Andrew the Great, Cambridge on 29th June.


WELCOME TO…..Simon and Luciana Day and Edward who is 13 months old, who have moved to Abbey Street.



Just a few lines to say how much David and I enjoyed the fete on the 5th.  There didn’t seem as many people as usual - maybe the prospect of a wet day had put people off. When we set off at 8.30 a.m. there was really heavy rain and we were pleased it cleared up, although stayed breezy.  Everyone had worked hard as always, and it was nice to see several friends with cakes and coffee on arrival.  Ickleton village seems to suit residents, people look so well, especially Tony and Eileen Godfrey, and whoever makes all the lovely cakes! I enjoyed a ginger cake and the meringues and David had some gooseberries.

Mick Bristow commented on how many residents remember us ‘come homers’ as children.

I have several dates at the Solihull Riding Club for dressage judge waiting, but entries seem down. People choose the competitions, as the lorries cost a fortune to fuel.  How times change! All the best to everyone.                                                                                                          Molly Dagley (nee Clements)                                     





Big Village Picnic Saturday 30th August from 2.00 p.m. Recreation Ground and Village Hall  TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW

Pick up a free Ickleton resident ticket by the 15th August (so that we know how much food to order) from the following: Village Shop, Froglets or anyone on the committee.

Come and join the Ickleton Picnic, a FREE event for all ages. Featuring tea tent with home made cakes, barbecue, scarecrow competition, races and games for the children and adults. Bring a picnic blanket, pop-up gazebo, if you have one, a few drinks and join in the fun!

This event is aimed at Ickleton residents, but if you have visitors and wish to bring them along, extra tickets can be obtained for the small fee of £1 each. We will provide chairs and tables for those who need a little more comfort. If you need assistance getting to the recreation ground, please call Anne-Marie Hoare to arrange a lift.

We would love to see as many residents there as possible.
If you would like to be involved with organising this event, please contact Katherine Denman-Johnson or Liz Goddard for details of the next committee meeting.

Again, this year we have an Auction of Promises. You can bid for services from villagers including babysitting, taxi service, gardening and catering. If you can offer a service for auction, please contact one of the committee members above. Monies raised and any donations on the day will go to fund future village events.

A big 'thank you' to everyone who has helped so far.                               The Ickleton Sizzler Committee




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                     August 10th

 Classic Car Show , Duxford Airfield


 Mobile Library


 Burma Star Day, Duxford Airfield


 Parish Council Meeting 7.30 p.m. Village Hall


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


 American Air Day, Duxford Airfield


 Jaguar Drivers Club Day, Duxford Airfield


 Summer Sizzler 2.00 p.m. Recreation Ground



              September 11th

 WEA AGM 8.00 p.m. Congregational Chapel, Carmel Street


 Gt. Chesterford


 Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust Sponsored Cycle Ride



                    October 4th

Threatre Group, Folk Music Evening

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