JULY 2010

Editors: David and Monica Lilley
Distribution: Tony Court, Hilary Rule

All contributions please to Monica.lilley2@btopenworld.com .
Deadline for next Issue: 12th July 2010


Refuse Collections during July

Monday         5th  July              -        Green bin & boxes (papers, bottles, tins & plastic)

Monday       12th  July              -        Black bin collection

Monday       19th  July              -        Green bin & boxes (papers, bottles, tins & plastic)

Monday       26th  July              -        Black bin collection

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


Co-option of new Councillor.  There were three candidates wishing to be considered for co-option onto the Parish Council.  Each candidate was proposed and seconded.  It was proposed and agreed that the vote should take place by ballot and in private to facilitate orderly conduct of the ballot.  The vote then took place.  Liz Gibson obtained a majority and was duly co-opted.  The Parish Council welcomed Liz as a new member and was also most grateful for the interest shown by all candidates.

Proposed Tennis Courts.  Attempts to provide tennis courts in the village are still ongoing although recent progress has been modest.  If people would like to see (and play on!) tennis courts adjacent to the Recreation Ground could they make their interest known to Mark Stone-Wigg e-mail: mark.stone-wigg@mottmac.com

Abbey Farm Culvert.  Cambridgeshire County Council has notified us that Duxford Road will be closed between 12th July and 15th August 2010.  The Parish Council has objected over the lack of notice and the timing (harvest).  Whenever this happens we know it will cause a lot of inconvenience to our community.

Flood Risk – Land adj. to Stump Cross.  Matters have come to a head following the serving by Essex CC of an Enforcement Notice on the firm Seearo who are depositing soil and other material.  A Retrospective Planning Application has been submitted, as has an appeal against the Enforcement Notice.  The Parish Council is responding to both the Application and Appeal.  Anyone concerned about the activity can also respond to the planning application, details of which are on the notices displayed at various points.  The response date has been extended to the 16th July.  A meeting has been held recently with the Environment Agency to discuss this specific issue as well as addressing flood risk in other parts of the parish.

Planning application(s) received from SCDC:               

S/0869/10/F – Creation of vehicular access & first floor side extension & alteration – 111 Frogge Street.  The Councillors were very concerned because:

·         It was on a dangerous bend (not indicated on the map). Cars travel at speed along the road at that point.  It was mentioned that cars go into the ditch every winter on that bend. 

·         The new access showed no splays.

·         The access would also involve a breach of Planning Condition 4 in the permission granted 01/09/2008 under Ref. S/0330/08/F.  After discussion, the Councillors voted to Refuse the application.                                              

Declarations of Interest to be declaredJane Hurst declared an interest in S/0542/10/F and did not take part in the discussions.

AmendmentS/0542/10/F – Amendments to proposed side porch alterations and to omit front porch alterations – Mrs Hurst & Mrs Godfrey – Approve                                   

Planning application(s) granted by SCDC: 

S/0477/10/F – Roof light – 9 Brookhampton Street

S/0595/10/F – Dwelling – Land to the North-West of 27 Frogge Street

Dog Fouling.  Fouling has been reported along the footpath between Back Lane and Abbey Street.  In Tin Alley (Butcher’s Hill) dog fouling bags were being thrown along the alleyway.  Please could people walking dogs not only pick up their dog’s mess but also dispose of it in the proper manner.

                                               Jocelyn Flitton – Parish Clerk ( 530407  josflitton@tiscali.co.uk





Priest-in-Charge         Rev Dr Jessica Martin       (01223 832137

                                      Email address                      hinkledux@googlemail.com

Churchwardens          Simon Casement                   (531171

                                     Rosemary McKillen                (530475

Prayer Ministry           Jackie Casement                   (531171

Lay Ministers             Julie Baillie                     (530684

                                    Judith Wright                            (530740



Thursday  1st

 11.30 a.m. Holy Communion





    Sunday 4th

  8.00 a.m. Holy Communion (BCP)                                  


5thafter Trinity

 10.00 a.m. Parish Eucharist with Sunday School and Picnic



  6.30 p.m. Evensong (BCP)





 Thursday 8th

 11.30 a.m. Holy Communion





 Sunday 11th

  8.00 a.m. Holy Communion (BCP)


6thafter Trinity

 10.00 a.m. Parish Eucharist



  6.30 p.m.  Evensong  (BCP)





Thursday 15th

11.30 a.m. Holy Communion





  Sunday 18th

 8.00 a.m. Holy Communion (BCP)


7thafter Trinity

10.00 a,m. Parish Eucharist



  6.30 p.m. Evening Prayer with Laying on of Hands





Thursday 22nd

11.30 a.m. Holy Communion





  Sunday 25th

  8.00 a.m. Holy Communion


8thafter Trinity

 10.00 a.m. Family Service (Teddy Bears’ Picnic)



   6.30 p.m. Songs of Praise





 Thursday 29th

 11.30 a.m. Holy Communion




For the three churches, July is the month where lots goes on for families with young children.  Here in Ickleton we’re having our annual Sunday School picnic on July 4th after church, and it is going to be fun.  As well as the picnic itself there’ll be prizes for the best duck joke or story, to go in the third edition of our new family newsletter, ‘The Hinkle Duck’.  The Hinkle Duck began its life at the end of May, at our Duxford pram service – it is the place to find corny jokes and silly stories, cartoons of ducks and news about everything for families which the churches are doing.  If you think you’d like to know what’s going on, then send me an email (hinkledux@googlemail.com) or (01223 832137 and leave your contact details, and you’ll be on the mailing list!  And if the picnic on 4th July has given you a taste for this sort of thing, then come to our ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’ on 25th July in Duxford at 10.00 a.m. on the grass outside St John’s Church, and join us there!  You’d be very welcome.                                Rev Dr Jessica Martin



We are sorry to record the death of Max McGregor. Max, formerly of Littlebury, took over as organist at Ickleton church in 1995 after the death of my father.  He served us in his very quiet, efficient way for ten years before moving to Surrey in 2005.

A memorial service for his life took place at Littlebury Church on 25th June.                    David Lilley







On Sunday 25th July we will celebrate our Patronal Festival by having a ‘Songs of Praise’ service. There is a clip board available in Ickleton Church, to nominate your choice of Hymn and this will remain in place until after the morning service on Sunday 4th July. On the night, we would love it if you would like to share the reason for your choice with us.                Judith Wright



We were definitely blessed by the weather if maybe not the World Cup on June 12th as nearly 50 people took part in the second Safari Supper hosted in 12 homes around the village. Having been overcast all day with a firm wind, this suddenly dropped, and the clouds parted just in time for many of us to enjoy our canapés in the evening sun and admire our first hosts’ gardens.

A wonderful time was had by all with good food and good company throughout the evening.  As previously it was a chance to catch up with old established village friends and meet some new faces too. Many thanks go to those who offered their culinary skills and their homes. Not that we want to single anyone out, but rumour has it that there is now a waiting list for those hoping  to partake of an authentic curry at the Old Village Hall the next time we run this event!

We are also delighted to report that the Supper raised just over £900 for the maintenance and upkeep of our beautiful village Church. With many thanks to all who took part.

                    Jackie Casement, Mandy Jeffery, Caroline Owen


Saturday 4th September from 2.00 p.m. Ickleton Recreation Ground
Come and join the Ickleton Sizzler, a FREE event for all ages. Featuring tea tent with home made cakes, barbecue, old fashioned races and games for the children (and adults) and a silent auction of promises.
Bring a picnic blanket, pop-up gazebo if you have one, a few drinks and join in the fun!  It is an event for all ages so we hope you will come along.

Last year around 300 Ickleton residents joined us and it was a fantastic day!
As usual the Sizzler is funded by donations received from last year, so please bring those coins (or notes) to put into any of the donation jars. The auction this year has some fantastic promises made by Ickleton residents. If you think you have anything to offer for the auction please call Katherine.
Pick up a free residents ticket so that we know how much food to order.  They will be available from the 14th to the 28th August from the Village Shop or phone Helen. 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. If you would like to bake a cake or assist us in the tea tent, please contact Katherine. All cake donations gratefully received on the day!                                                                                                                                                        The Ickleton Sizzler Committee



Ian Bull from The RHS Gardens, Hyde Hall was our guest speaker for the June meeting. With the help of slides he showed how herbaceous plants could be grown in dry Mediterranean style gardens very successfully.  The stones or gravel help to keep the moisture in.

On June 9th, despite the wet weather, members visited the Ickleton Allotments and were very impressed with the progress made over the short period of two years. They enjoyed having a chat with the allotment holders before progressing to Rectory Farm where the rain held off long enough for them to be able walk around Mary’s lovely gardens. They were particularly impressed with the dry garden which was looking its best despite the rain.

The meeting on July 7th at 7.30 p.m. is the Mini Flower Show. £2 entry with wine and refreshments.                                                                                                   Cynthia Rule






It recently came to the attention of the Village Hall Management Committee that some residents, particularly those new to the village may not know how the hall is managed and maintained.  Of course many of you will be very familiar with the history of the old school, which became the village hall in 1963, and the new hall, which was completed in 1999.  When the old school was sold and became a village hall it was registered as a charity and Trustees were appointed.


The Trustees are the Management Committee and are responsible for the smooth running, maintenance and financial health of the charity.  Trustees are appointed annually.  Each organisation or club, or other interested village organisation such as the Parish Council and the Church are entitled to have a representative on the committee.  We can also co-opt Trustees under the terms of the Trust Deed.  The committee meet 4 times a year and the AGM is held in November.


Currently there are 10 Trustees, representing their clubs/organisations and 3 co-opted members.  We are also fortunate to have a very diligent cleaner and extremely efficient booking secretaries who take care of much of the maintenance and upkeep of the hall on a daily basis.  The running of the new hall has inevitably changed from when the charity was formed in 1963.  Many new regulations have come into force, running costs and fuel bills are higher, and the cost of insuring the hall seems to increase yearly.


We are delighted that the hall is busy, with a variety of activities and we have many weekend bookings for private parties from within the village and the surrounding area.  To ensure that we meet our duties and responsibilities as Trustees of a charity we have been advised by the Charity Commission and ACRE (the national village hall organisation) to hold a security/damage deposit when bookings are made for private parties to cover any damage, which may occur.  The excess on the insurance policy is currently £500.  For this reason it was agreed that a security/damage deposit of £250 should be held and then returned to the hirer after the event, assuming there is no damage to the hall or fittings.


If you are booking the hall for a private function please don't be offended when you are asked for a security deposit.  Obviously many hirers will have lived in the village for many years, be known to most of the Trustees and will have used and supported both the old and new halls.  It would be unfair and difficult for the booking secretaries to have one rule for some and not for others.

We hope that you understand the need for this action and will continue to use and enjoy our lovely hall.


If you have any queries or would like to discuss the matter, please contact any of the Trustees listed below:

Pam Fearn (Chairman/Theatre Group)                   

Linda Hynard (Hon. Treasurer)                                          

Jocelyn Flitton (Minute Secretary)                                     

Simon Casement (Church)                                       

Peter Howarth (Badminton Club)                             

Lewis Duke (Parish Council)                                             

Steve Jenkins (Football Club)                                           

Neil McKillen (Ickleton Society)                                         

Hedley Igglesden (Over 60s & Short Mat Bowls)             

Jessica Bloomfield (Froglets)                                           



John Holt                                                                              

Lena Frost                                                                           

Gordon Woolhouse                                                             

                                                                                                    Village Hall Management Committee









Wednesday 14th July 10.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. at Ickleton Village Hall

Do you care for someone with special needs?

Product display and demonstrations

Coffee and cake

Advice on individual problems

Come and meet the team from Fledglings, a local charity supporting parents and carers at an

Exhibition and Coffee Morning supported by Ickleton United Charities.

Fledglings is a local charity that works across the country, using their vast experience of finding affordable products to help resolve the practical problems which parents and carers bring to us. This event will demonstrate a range of everyday items to help people who have a disability and those who care for them.

Eating and drinking products - cutlery, cups, plates, feeders

Continence - waterproof pillows/duvets, absorbent bed pads

Clothing - rainwear for wheelchair users, all in one garments

Safety equipment - magnetic locks, safety reins, chewing aids

Educational toys and games to encourage development

Keys for access to toilets for disabled people               www.fledglings.org.uk  (0845 458 1124



We are delighted to have the opportunity to use the garden of Caldrees Manor as a venue for a Summer Afternoon Silver Band Concert with Pimms and strawberries and cream on Saturday 17th July at 3.00 p.m. We are very grateful to Mr & Mrs John Gildersleeve for their kind hospitality.

The Haverhill Silver Band will be performing a variety of music for all to enjoy, and a glass of Pimms and strawberries and cream will be served during the interval.  We are asking people to bring along their garden chairs or picnic rugs and to sit back and enjoy the afternoon, hopefully in the sunshine.  If the weather prevents the event from taking place outside we shall use the village hall.  The hall will be available for parking and toilets.

If you think this is something your children will enjoy they must be supervised at all times as Caldrees is a private home and there is a lake in the garden.

As we may need to use the hall, due to our unpredictable British weather, tickets sales are limited so please book early.  Tickets, which include Pimms, strawberries and cream, can be purchased from Costcutter Express (thank you once again Dilip and Sunita for acting as the box office) or by calling Pam Fearn and cost £8 or £7 concessions.

      Village Hall Management Committee


James May, co-presenter of BBC TV's Top Gear, will be attending Flying Legends on 11th July, where he  will be signing books and meeting visitors between 10.30a.m. and 11.30a.m.
Following on from his incredibly popular BBC Two series, James May's Toy Stories, James delves deeper into the stories behind Britain's favourite toys with his new book, The Airfix Handbook.
Avid viewers of James May's Toy Stories will recall his ambitious project to create a 1/1 scale Airfix Spitfire.  The Airfix Handbook sees James return to the legendary modelling brand to learn more about Airfix and its fundamental role in children's lives for the past 58 years.
James raids the Airfix archives and uncovers a wealth of nostalgic imagery.  He looks at Airfix's greatest kits, the history of the Spitfire in plastic and enters the world of modellers, discovering that it has come a long way since his childhood memories of gluey fingers, fiddly decals and busted propellers.
The Airfix Handbook provides a fascinating look at the history of the iconic brand of Airfix, from the earliest model kits to the present day.   There is also an expert step-by-step guide to building a 1:72 Spitfire kit.
The Fighter Collection are pleased to announce that over 50 aircraft will participate at the 2010 event including 10 Spitfires. Flying Legends will showcase the development of this iconic fighter with participation of the very rare Mk1 Spitfire right through to a Mk XIX variant.
These legendary aircraft and superbly talented pilots come from across the globe to display at Flying Legends.  Visitors can expect to see a wide range of iconic aircraft, including the P-51 Mustang, Hawker Hurricane, Lancaster bomber and much more.         
Esther Blaine  eblaine@iwm.org.uk





Katie Ball and Jon Ward of 4 Brookhampton Street, who were married at Great Canfield on 5th June.



Mike and Louise Mcloughlin and Maddy, a 13 month old Labrador, of 31 Abbey Street.

A belated welcome to:

Joe and Georgina Medina-Browne and Dora, who is 1 year old and who live at Valance Cottage.



We are sorry to record the death of Brian Richard Williams who died on 22nd May.

A thanksgiving service for his life took place in Ickleton Church on 2nd June.



Future Events

Sat 10th & Sun 11th July                 Flying Legends

Sat 24th & Sun 25th July                 Large Flying Model Day

Sunday 1st August                          Classic Car Show

Friday 20th August                         American Air Day

Sat 4th & Sun 5th September        Battle of Britain Air Show

Sunday 26th September                Showbus

Sunday 10th October                     Autumn Air Show

Visit www.iwm.org.uk/duxford for details of events and activities.



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                July 7th 

Gt Chesterford & District Gardening Society Mini Flower Show 7.30 p.m.


            Chapel, Carmel Street, Gt. Chesterford


Mobile Library


Fledglings Exhibition and Coffee Morning 10.00 a.m.–12.30 p.m. Village Hall


Visiting Bellringers 9.45 – 10.45 a.m.


Silver Band Concert 3.00 p.m. Caldrees Manor


Parish Council Meeting 7.30 p.m. Village Hall


Mobile Library



           Sept. 4th

Summer Sizzler 2.00 p.m. Recreation Ground


 Church Coffee Mornings every Tuesday 10.00 a.m. – 12 noon.


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