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The newsletter of Holywell-cum-Needingworth    March 2008




Young Villager page 18-21   Sport page 22-25
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2 March 2008 Villager
                                                                                                                        CONTENTS
the     Villager
The Newsletter of Holywell-cum-Needingworth                                                                             5         Letters
                                                                                                                        7         PARISH COUNCIL
Published quarterly in March, June, September and December                                                              9         Community News,
Distributed free to every household in the parish of                                                                                  Village Hall Report
Holywell-cum-Needingworth                                                                                                             Neighbourhood Watch
                                            Spring Issue, March 2008                                                    11        Village Clubs
                                                                                                                                      Gardening, W.I., Fitness
                                                                                                                        13        Village Clubs
EDITORIAL                                                                                                                             Beer & Wine Society, Film Club,
                                                                                                                                      Book Club, Over 60s, Dance Club
                                                                                                                        15        Recipe
Welcome to the Spring 2008 issue of our newsletter.                                                                     17        Church News
This issue has lots of events listed on page 23, with de-                                                               18        Young Villager
tails throughout the magazine. Hopefully there is some-                                                                              Pre-School
thing for everyone, whether your interest is in music, gar-                                                             19           PARC Project, HSA
                                                                                                                        21        Young Villager
dening, wine making or keeping fit. For young people in                                                                              Scouts
the village, ongoing details of the “PARC” project are in-                                                              22       Sport - Tennis Club
cluded in the Young Villager section on page19 and                                                                      23        WHAT’S ON
sporting clubs are well represented with tennis, karate,                                                                25        Sport - Karate, Bowls, Cricket
bowls and cricket featured on pages 22 and 25. If your                                                                  27       INFORMATION PAGE
organisation does not feature in this issue, please put
that right by sending me details in time for the June issue                                                                       INDEX TO ADVERTISERS
                                                                                                                                                                        Page
of the Villager (copy date 1st May) and correspondence                                                                            Aardvark Technology                    10
is welcome from anyone in the village for possible inclu-                                                                         Admiral Windows                        12
sion in the “Letters” section.                                                                                                    Bathroom Barn                          10
                                                                                                                                  Boiler Servicing                       16
                                                   Jennifer                                                                       Brickability                           20
                                                                                                                                  Builders, Palmer-Asplin                28
                                                                                                                                  Cambridge Building Society             16
Editor and Advertising:                                                                                                           Cambridgeshire Rooflines               26
Jennifer Horn,                                                                                                                    Carpentry and Joinery, R. Laborne      2
16 Willow Green, Needingworth, St Ives, PE27 4SW                                                                                  Catering, Sandra Starling              6
                                                                                                                                  Child Minding                          2
Tel: 01480 468952        Email: needingworth@aol.com                                                                              Chimney Sweep                          26
Next issue deadline:                                                                                                              Counselling, Marie Horrey              8
1st May for June, July, August 2008                                                                                               Cromwell Vet                           12
                                                                                                                                  Curtain Concepts                       18
The views expressed in this newsletter are submitted by readers and are not necessarily the views of the Parish Council or the    DDB Home Solutions                     12
Editor. Dates and times of events have been submitted by the organisers of the events and are passed on in good faith.
Please check with the organisers before attending.                                                                                Foot Health                            6
                                                                                                                                  Funeral Services                       8
COVER PHOTO:                                                                                                                      Green Room Gardens                     24
Needingworth Gravel Pits, January 2008, J. Horn                                                                                   Greenthumb                             16
                                                                                                                                  Harrier Digital Video                  24
                                                                                                                                  Holiday in Spain                       18
                                                                                                                                  Home n Dry Carpet Cleaning             8
                                                                                                                                  Lawn ‘n’ Order Landscapes              10
                                                                                                                                  Lee Associates                         24
                                                                                                                                  Madingley Mulch                        4
                                                                                                                                  Madmix Ready Mix Concrete              6
                                                                                                                                  My Love for Dogs                       10
                                                                                                                                  Painting and Decorating, J. Coulson    16
                                                                                                                                  Painting & Decorating, Geoff Curtis    6
                                                                                                                                  Pest Control                           26
                                                                                                                                  Pet Care Service, J Walks              2
                                                                                                                                  Plumbing, K. Perryman                  26
   RAF Wyton Area Voluntary Band Spring Concert                                                                                   Plumbing & Heating, S. Watts
                                                                                                                                  Prolawncare
                                                                                                                                                                         8
                                                                                                                                                                         26
    in aid of Needingworth Community Pre-school.                                                                                  Saltream, Glaziers
                                                                                                                                  Solicitors, White & Co.
                                                                                                                                                                         14
                                                                                                                                                                         8
      Saturday 26th April, at Needingworth Village Hall.                                                                          Sol Plumbing & Heating                 4
         Doors Open 7pm for a 7.30pm prompt start.                                                                                Tree Surgery
                                                                                                                                  Twenty 4-7
                                                                                                                                                                         2
                                                                                                                                                                         26
    Tickets £6.00, available from Brian Clarke Tel: 468677,                                                                       UHY George Hay                         28
                or Alison Jackson Tel: 466612.                                                                                    Weight Watchers
                                                                                                                                  Window Cleaning, Mick Duffy
                                                                                                                                                                         8
                                                                                                                                                                         26


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4 March 2008 Villager
 LETTERS
                                                               COMING TO YOU SOON -
                                                               HOUSING NEEDS SURVEY
Ceilidh Night – 29th March                                     In mid March every household in Holywell and Needing-
                                                               worth will receive a survey form that asks a number of
Readers of the Cambridge News will know that this paper
                                                               questions about the present and future affordable housing
is running a campaign, along with the Cambridge Building
                                                               needs of everyone living in the parish.
Society, to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
The aim is to raise £2 million to build a facility at Adden-   The survey is being undertaken by the Rural Housing En-
brookes Hospital for teenagers who are being treated for       abler for Cambridgeshire in partnership with Huntingdon
cancer. At the moment, the under 16 year olds are              District Council and Holywell-cum-Needingworth Parish
treated in the Children’s Ward and, at 16, they have to go     Council and is designed to show the extent to which local
on to the Adult Ward. Neither of these situations is satis-    people in the parish are affected by a lack of affordable
factory. It’s hard enough being a healthy teenager. I can’t    housing for either rent or shared ownership.
image what it would be like to have to go through these        Whether you feel you have a housing need or not it’s im-
traumas. At this vital time in their lives they need special   portant that you take a few minutes to complete the survey.
help – it is after all the time when exams feature highly in   Only in this way can we be confident of a report being pro-
the day-to-day routine, and computing facilities are just      duced that provides both the district and parish councils
one of the special facilities that spring to mind. Our own     with the most accurate level of information needed to de-
Harriet will bear witness to this.                             velop informed decisions about local requirements for af-
I am a member of two Scottish country Dancing clubs.           fordable housing in the future.
One of the spins-offs of this pastime is The Cambridge         If you have any queries please contact Sandra Mitcham,
Ceilidh Makers. We offer to help charity organisations to      Parish Clerk, on 01480 468451 or email needing-
put on fund raising events in the form of Ceilidhs – an        worthpc@btconnect.com
evening of fun where we mix a bit of dancing, party
pieces and I have a plan for a mini-panto. All the genera-     FORTHCOMING NATIONAL BUS PASS SCHEME
tions can take part. The dances are not difficult and we       A new national Concessionary Bus Travel scheme will be
will give lots of guidance. All we ask is for you to come      introduced in April allowing eligible residents (over 60s and
and enjoy yourselves - £5.00 at the door and please bring      people with certain disabilities) to use their bus pass after
a small contribution to the buffet. Squash will be available   9.30am until the last bus Monday to Friday and all day on
but if you prefer to bring something else, that’s OK.          weekends and bank holidays in any part of England for the
Saturday 29th March – Village Hall – 7.30 pm onwards.          first time. Everyone will need to reapply for a new bus pass.
I have a promise of help from the PARC youth group. Any        To receive your new bus pass on time, complete an appli-
other offers of help most welcome –                            cation form today. Contact your District Council for more
                                   George Britton - 466239     information.

Calling all Tiscali users
Do you have Tiscali Broadband or Tiscali Talk? What do
you think of the service you are getting at the mo-
ment? Are you happy or disgruntled.
We have been using Tiscali Broadband for a couple of
years and apart from the odd glitch have never had much
of a problem, until recently when we changed over to a
package which included Tiscali Talk. Since then not a
single day goes by where we either have no phone or
broadband for part of the day.
On the off chance I have already found out that a couple
of people in the village are also experiencing problems,
so I thought there may be many more. So, please can
you contact me if you have bad or good stories about Tis-
cali. You can e-mail me on jo@ddbhomesolutions.co.uk
I look forward to hearing from you all and will let you know
my findings.
                                                 Jo Turnbull


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Old mobile phones with or without their charger. They
will be used to raise funds for The Multiple Sclerosis Re-                                                 Telephone
source Centre. Either bring to me at 20 Willow Green or                                                    01223 718779
ring me on 467091 and I will collect.
Thank you, Sue Ferreira


                                                                                                   March 2008 Villager 5
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6 March 2008 Villager
PA R I S H C O U N C I L
   Holywell-cum-Needingworth PARISH COUNCIL                   Parish Council Report
        NAME               ADDRESS              PHONE
                                                              Notwithstanding the holiday period, there were a num-
CLERK                                                         ber of important events. The precept of £93,500 was
Mrs S J Mitcham        6 Willow Green           468451        proposed and agreed – an increase of £8.81 for a
                                                              Band D household. Expenditure for the quarter was
PARISH COUNCILLORS                                            £26,665. Rents in 2008 will be:- main football and
Mr C Pearce             22 Harris Crescent      468759        cricket pitches £390; second football pitches - £200;
                                                              Cubs Football Tournament £67.50; Millfields Pavilion
                          Old Inn House,                      £8.00/hour; Millfields field for courses £25. An urgent
Mr J Precious                                   300147
                        Back Lane, Holywell                   need for safety fencing between the MUGA and the
                           Priory Farm,                       Play Area will cost up to £2150. Some of this may be
Mr J Anderson                                   463424
                          Lowndes Drove                       drawn from reserves. The bank outside the Ferryboat
Ms C Border             30 Townsend Road                      Inn is eroding fast. The concrete ramp from the old
                                                              ferry is a danger to boats and the Environment
Mrs J Carter             25 Bedford Close       495567        Agency will set warning buoys. However, under new
                                                              rules, as Riparian Owners i.e. Common Land guardi-
                          Orchards End,
Mr A Holloway                                   498348        ans, the repair of the bank itself will fall to the PC.
                        Back Lane, Holywell
                                                              Warning notices will be erected. A new streetlight was
Mr D MacPherson            6 Priory Road        468633        put up on High Street. At £600 this was a bargain as
Mr K Mack               14 Townsend Road        494882        connection was free.
Mr J Neish                7 Willow Green        466110        The proposals for a Toucan Crossing at Compass
Mr I Neve                 5 Ravenscourt         466445        Point failed a safety audit and are still being worked
                                                              on. Crossing at the bypass roundabout is being
Mrs C Palmer-Asplin       59 Russett Ave        464573        changed.
Mr M Williamson           3 Priory Close        465821
                                                              Paul Foice, of HDC, talking about Exceptional Sites in
DISTRICT COUNCILLORS
                                                              Rural Settings for affordable housing, addressed the
                           Manor Farm,                        December meeting. Such housing was provided at
Mr P Godfrey              59 Wood End,           01487        considerable discount. Never more than 80% owner-
                           Bluntisham,          841029
                            PE28 3LE
                                                              ship could be attained and the selling price is main-
                                                              tained at an affordable level. There is no ‘right to buy’.
Mr T Rogers              Honeysuckle Cot-                     The scheme is aimed at local residents and a proven
                         tage, 34 Meadow        01487
                                                840477        need has to be established to guarantee full occupa-
                           Lane, Earith,
                                                              tion. Inevitable, Housing Associations become in-
                            PE27 3QE
                                                              volved, as there is little profit for the developer.
COUNTY COUNCILLORS
                         17 Virginia Way,       01480         Cemetery regulations are being reviewed. These will
   Mr K Reynolds
                             St Ives            496006        make provision for the safety and maintenance of
                                                              headstones.
                         18 Norfolk Road,       01480
    Mr D Pegram          Wyton-on-the-Hill      469253
                                                     A contentious issue of floodlights for the tennis courts
VILLAGE HALL BOOKINGS                                generated seven letters of objection and brought 13
 Mrs R Killock       36 Harris Crescent   466487
                                                     members of the public to the meeting. Each side was
                                                     given a fair hearing and Tennis Club representatives
 MILLFIELDS BOOKINGS                                 answered supplementary questions. From 12 council-
 Mr C Pearce         22 Harris Crescent   468759     lors there were three absent, two declared an interest
                                                     and left the meeting. A proposal for rejection was sec-
OTHER INFORMATION                                    onded but the remaining five councillors abstained
                                                     from voting. The proposal was therefore forwarded to
PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS: First Tuesday of each month HDC with ‘No comment’.
(except August) at 7.30pm in the Millfields pavilion.
PARISH COUNCIL MINUTES: A copy can be obtained from
                                                              Congratulations to the Clerk who has been accepted
the Clerk, Sandra Mitcham at 6 Willow Green. Phone number
468451.
                                                              as a Fellow of the Institute of Local Government Man-
VILLAGE MAGAZINE – ‘the VILLAGER’ Extra copies of this        agement.
quarterly magazine can be obtained from the editor Jennifer
Horn, 16 Willow Green, Needingworth, telephone 468952 or                                             George Britton
from Roger Beaman, 17 Willow Green, telephone 462379.
                                                                                                March 2008 Villager 7
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8 March 2008 Villager
COMMUNITY NEWS
                Neighbourhood Watch                                                 Village Hall Report
                                                                                    Redecoration of the Village Hall
                Holywell-cum-Needingworth enjoyed a crime free festive
                period, with no reported incidents to the police. I believe
                                                                                    complex is complete. New carpets
                this was because residents took active prevention meas-             have been laid in the Pavilion and
                ures to deter any potential thief and our small band of             foyer and it’s all looking very smart.
Neighbourhood Watch coordinators have been vigilant in reporting any un-            Work on the changing rooms to pro-
usual incidents. However we shouldn’t become complacent and I urge                  vide additional storage space is un-
everyone to remain on their guard as we enter the warmer Spring period.
This is the time when garden sheds and outbuildings are targeted as bicy-
                                                                                    der way and should be finished in the
cles, mowers and other tools are in more frequent use and we all tend to            next couple of months. You will be
forget to lock up at one time or another.                                           pleased to know that any work under-
We are still in need of Street Coordinators in some parts of the village. If        taken is done by tradesmen from the
you could give some of your time, it would help very much in maintaining a          village.
safe and caring community. Please contact me and I will let you know if
the area where you live is in need of support.                                      The Annual Trivia Quiz, sponsored
Cambridgeshire Bobby Scheme. This charitable scheme provides a ser-                 by Cambridgeshire Rooflines Ltd, is
vice to older people and intends to reduce burglary by improving home se-           on Saturday 8 March 2008 at 8pm in
curity. This service is free to householders aged 70+ who have been
“victims of burglary”. For a small fee of £20, householders over 70 years of
                                                                                    the Village Hall. A ploughman’s
age who feel vulnerable can request the Bobby Scheme officers to visit              supper will be served, the bar will be
their home and undertake minor home security improvements. To access                open from 7.30 and our Question
this service call the Bobby Scheme Office on 07866 602100 or contact your           Master for the evening will be Geoff
local NHW Street Coordinator.                                                       Norman. To aid catering, please
                              DID YOU KNOW?
If you need to use a mobile phone in an emergency situation, and don’t
                                                                                    telephone to book your team of up to
have a signal at that time, then you can dial 112 as an alternative to 999.         6 people, £5 per person. It is a fun
112 is an emergency number on your mobile phone that links you straight             evening and you will be surprised at
to the police.                                                                      what you know - and what you
                                         Mike Norris, Chairman 465997               don’t!

Cambridge Building Society at heart of the community                                Our Annual General Meeting will
                                                                                    be on Thursday 15 May at 7.30pm in
Cambridge Building Society is pleased to report a record contribution – in
terms of both money and time - to its local community in 2007.                      the Pavilion.
                                                                                    Everybody welcome. It is your op-
Staff donated a massive 2,564 hours of their own personal time last year, to
support a range of charitable events, from garden make-overs to high profile        portunity to let us know what we
fundraisers. A total of 227 local charities benefited from the Society’s efforts.   need to do on your behalf. If you
One of these is the Press Relief Appeal for Teenage Cancer Trust, which is          would like to become a Trustee, you
currently raising funds for a special teenage cancer ward at Addenbrooke’s          will be even more welcome.
Hospital. As well as holding the Appeal’s account and organising a number
of in-branch fundraisers, the Society was delighted to sponsor and take part   The Music Festival will take place
in the first Magical Moonlight Walk and In the Mood Charity Ball.
                                                                               on Saturday/Sunday 19/20 July. The
Cambridge Building Society also put its support firmly behind annual disabil-  Pre-School group will join forces
ity sports festival Youth Games PLUS, by sponsoring teams from schools in
the Huntingdon area, enabling more disabled children to take part in the
                                                                               with us again on Sunday. It is not
event                                                                          too early to offer help on bar, bbq or
The popular Sawston Fun Run benefited from the Society’s efforts as major      whatever else you would like to do.
sponsor once again last year, and a total of £6,000 was raised for three local Please telephone Roy Fountain on
charities at annual staff fundraiser Tour de Branch.                           496636 or Tony Anderson on 461395
The Society is always looking for new ways of supporting its local community. who would be delighted to hear from
If you know of a charitable organisation that needs our help, please let us    you.
know! Either pop into your local branch, email enquiries@cambridgebs.co.uk
or telephone the Marketing Department on 01223 727727.                              If you would like further information
These events form just a small part of a wide network of activities supported       on any of the above please telephone
by the Society. Every member of staff at each of the 23 local branches and
the company’s Newmarket Road Head Office, spares 10 hours a year to
work at a variety of local events, from charity runs to garden shows. In return,    Eda MacPherson
the company donates each branch with a pot of money equaling the value of           01480 468633
these hours, to spend in their specific community the following year.

                                                                                                    March 2008 Villager 9
     Quote ‘Villager magazine’ when contacting us for
        discounted rates on all work undertaken.



                   My love for dogs offers home                                                                 PPI     PATIENT & PUBLIC

                   boarding for your canine friend. I am                                                        INVOLVEMENT IN HEALTH
                   a dog lover, smitten with them and my home is totally dog                                     The Patient & Public Forum for
                   friendly. I am delighted to open up our home so that whilst                                   Hinchingbrooke Hospital pre-
                   you are on holiday, your dog has a holiday in the comfort of      sented their Transport Report at a Meeting in Public on
our home, with a totally secure garden.                                              7th January 2008. The report was the result of 3 years’
I am fully insured, police checked and have grown up with dogs all my life. Holly,   work into problems travelling to the Hospital by bus.
our beautiful golden Labrador puppy, now 9 months old, loves to play with new        The final report ‘THE PATIENT’S JOURNEY – Access to
friends.                                                                             Hinchingbrooke Hospital by Public Transport’ includes
Rest assured that your dog will have at least two long walks a day either at the     written comments by patients and public on the Forum
heath nearby to our home, or in the fields surrounding our village. We also util-    questionnaires, together with details of bus services, fleet
ise on a daily basis on local village recreation ground and play ball games there.   list, and other relevant information. A copy of the Trans-
Should you require any further details please do not hesitate to call                port Report can be obtained in hard copy or electronically
Amanda Bishop on 07903806750                         Steeple Morden, near Royston    from:
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                                                                                     • Infrequent services
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                                                                                     • Inadequate services on edge of town developments
                                                                                     • Long distances to nearest bus stop

10 March 2008 Villager
VILLAGE CLUBS
Gardening Club                              We ask people to sign in at meetings;
                                            a bit of a pain but it is for everybody’s    NEEDINGWORTH FITNESS
Fergus Garrett, Head Gardener at                                                                 CLUB
Great Dixter, was a great success at        safety. We can account for those pre-
the December meeting. The hall was          sent should we have to evacuate in          Get fit and healthy in 2008!
filled to capacity with guests from other   emergency. Please bear with us on
                                            this.                                       Come and join Needingworth
clubs as well as a good attendance
                                                                                        Fitness Club. We are a friendly
from our local membership. Our new
sound system made life much easier.         Programme:                                  group of exercisers who meet on
We plan to improve the visual aids in       Tuesday 11 March - Dreaming spires          a Monday afternoon 1.30 -
the near future. Hopefully, the Febru-      by Stuart Dixon                             2.45pm during term time. This
ary meeting, which was designed to                                                      class is for the over 50’s.
encourage vegetable growers and             Tuesday 8 April - An Introduction to        Term breaks up on Monday 17th
                                            Alpines by Alan Moores
‘showers’, was useful. We are already                                                   March and new term will start on
looking forward to the new season           Saturday 3 May – Annual Plant Sale          Monday 7th April. Session costs
with the Annual Plant Sale in May and                                                   £3.50 but a cheaper rate is avail-
thoughts are turning towards the Show       Tuesday 13 May Social Evening with
                                            Hemingford Grey and Plant Folklore          able if you pay for the whole
in August. The first coach outing in
                                            by Stuart Phillips                          term.
June is to the Cotswolds, Hidcote
Manor (National Trust) for the garden                                                   Please contact me for further
                                            We meet at 7.45 pm in the village Hall      details of class.
and lunch. Then we stroll down the          – non-members welcome £1.00 –
road to Kiftsgate Gardens – two for                                                     Heather 01487 840046.
                                            raffle & refreshments.
one! £26.70 for coach and both gar-
dens (£19.00 for NT members). Cut off                     George Britton - 466239        I look forward to meeting you
16th May.

Holywell-cum-Needingworth WI
Thank you to everyone who supported the W.I. Christmas
Gift and Arrangements stalls at the Christmas bazaar.
Monies raised will go to our local project ‘Riding for the Dis-
abled’.
                                                                           Does your organisation need a speaker?
The Pike and Eel was the venue for the annual dinner dur-
ing January; the members enjoying good service and good
                                                                   Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading independent
food. As usual we were well looked after.
                                                                         organisation dedicated to cancer research
Dates for your diary:
                                                                    I am a volunteer speaker for Cancer Research UK and
March 3rd:       Riding for the Disabled                            would be happy to come and talk to you about the work
April 7th:       Easier Gardening                                    of the charity and ways in which you can get involved
May 12th:        Resolutions
June 2nd:        Glass Blowing                                            For more information or to book please call
                            Lyn Stevenson - 01480 494160                                07850 804916

Disability Cambridgeshire                                               Information in factsheets, newsletters and on our
Can we help you or anyone you know?                                     websites
                                                                        Start up and infrastructure services for Forums of
Disability Cambridgeshire (previously known as Directions               Disabled people
Plus) is a registered charity working for disabled/older                Work experience and training.
people and carers living in Cambridgeshire. We provide
free, confidential and impartial information and advice           We are always looking for volunteers to help in our Cam-
on all disability and access issues including:-                   bridge office. We would hope that some of these volun-
        Discrimination                                            teers, with training, could represent us and disabled peo-
        Direct payments and independent living                    ple at meetings throughout Cambridgeshire.
        Entitlements, including challenging decisions
        Holiday and leisure                                       Contact us at:-
        Residential care, respite etc.                            1 Orwell Furlong, Cowley Road, Cambridge CB4 0WY

We also provide:-                                                 Telephone adviceline: 01223 569 600
      Advice to companies and individuals about employ-           E-mail: info@disability-cambridgeshire.org.uk
      ment                                                        www.directions-plus.org.uk
      Disability Discrimination Act and Disability Equality       www.disabilitycambridgeshire.org.uk
      training


                                                                                                    March 2008 Villager 11
       Cromwell Veterinary Clinic
                                 Unit 4, Burleigh Centre
                                          St Ives
                                 (by the Rainbow superstore)

                                 Telephone 01480 300389
      Ample free parking
      Consultations by appointment 9am - 6pm Mon - Fri and 9am - 12.30pm Sat.
      at St Ives, also until 8.30pm weekdays at Huntingdon
      Access to wide-ranging services from highly qualified and caring professionals
      24 hour care for in-patients


Part of the Cromwell Veterinary Group—specialists in the care of companion animals
                           24 hour emergency service available




              DDB Home Solutions
              Making your house a home
   Village based company specialising in
     bathroom and kitchen installations
           Carpentry & Joinery
           Plumbing
           Electrical Installation
           Floor & Wall Tiling
 Member of the Guild of Master Craftsmen, Institute
   of Carpenters and City and Guilds qualified




           Contact Darren Turnbull MIOC

               01480 495984
      darren@ddbhomesolutions.co.uk
       www.ddbhomesolutions.co.uk
       1 Spinney Way, Needingworth

12 March 2008 Villager
VILLAGE CLUBS
Beer & Wine Society                                Well done everyone who entered – the
                                                   standard was pretty good this year.            DANCE CLUB
We held our Annual Wine Competition
                                                                                                 We meet every Wednesday
in November and there were 4 catego-               Early in December we started the
                                                                                                           2-4pm
ries:                                              Christmas season with our Safari Sup-
                                                                                                       ALL WELCOME
                                                   per; this has become one of our regular
Dry White Wine                                                                                   With a cup of tea and biscuit
                                                   ‘outings’. We partook of each course at
Brian Vincent won this category with a                                                                      £1.00
                                                   4 members’ homes travelling by foot in
homebrew of Orange & Black grapes.
                                                   between. The food was delicious, all                 SATURDAYS
Sweet White Wine                                   made by several club members with
                                                                                                         March 15th
Debra Jack was the winner with her de-             plenty of choice. I cannot think of a bet-
                                                                                                         April 19th
licious wine made from Seville Oranges;            ter way to spend a Saturday evening!
                                                                                                          May 17th
this was also her winner at the Village
Show in August.                                    We usually hold our meetings on the                  7.30-10.30pm
                                                   third Friday of each month, and our out-          with buffet and raffle
Dry Red Wine                                       ings on the third Saturday. If you would
Brian Vincent came first again with Dry                                                             Contact Rose 466487
                                                   like to join us, (no need to be a home-
Red wine made from black grapes and                brewer!) please contact Margaret Foun-
concentrate.                                       tain on 496636
This was judged to be the ‘Best in
Show’ and Brian was presented with the             Forthcoming Events                             Over 60's Club
Chris Slee Memorial Trophy, our very               15th March - Meal out to a local pub/        March 4th AGM with Peter
prestigious shield.                                restaurant                                   Carter, catching eels
Sweet Red Wine                                     18th April - Wine Whist                      April 1st    Bob Carr,
Margaret Fountain won the Sweet Red                16th May - Rosé Wine mini-competition        S.A.F.F.A. also A.C.R.A.
category with a blend of Elderberry,               20th June - Garden Games Evening             May 6th      to be advised
Redcurrant, Raspberry and Whitecur-                12th July - Saturday, Annual BBQ
rant.                                                                                           We meet 1st Tuesday of each
                                                                                                month, 2.00 - 3.30 pm

                                        Film Club                                               Anyone over 50 welcome, with
We continue to show films on the first Wednesday of the month (upcoming dates:                  a cup of tea and biscuit.
5th March, 2nd April, 7th May). There will be a selection of foreign and British films,
suggestions are welcome from members. Please arrive at the Ferry Boat Inn at                       Contact Rose 466487
7.45 pm, films start at 8pm. New members welcome. Just turn up or contact Fiona
Ford, 466943 or fcford@btopenworld.com

                                                                                                     BOOK CLUB
Medical Entomology Centre                                                                       Our next few books and
                                                                                                meeting places are as follows:
              Incorporating Insect Research & Development
                                                                                                ‘Engleby’
                                                                                                by Sebastian Faulks
                                                                                                Tuesday 18th March
             HEAD LICE TRIAL TARGETS NEEDINGWORTH AREA
                                                                                                2 Spinney Way
Needingworth and surrounding villages have been selected by Medical Entomol-
                                                                                                ‘Suite Francais’
ogy Centre (MEC) as a target area for carrying out head lice treatment trials. The
                                                                                                by Irene Nemirovski
trials are to prove the effectiveness of a newly formulated treatment for combating
                                                                                                Wednesday 16th April
the problem of head lice, a common condition that affects most children at some
                                                                                                48 High Street
point during their schooling.
                                                                                                ‘The Riddle in the Sands’
Senior Entomologist and Trials Manager, Elizabeth Kidman says: “We would like to
                                                                                                by Erskine Childers
hear from parents of children with head lice who are willing to let them take part in
                                                                                                Thursday 15th May
our trial. The process is simple. We come along and treat the problem, returning on
                                                                                                2 Silver Lane
specific days to check that the treatment has worked effectively. Visits are quick
and discreet.”                                                                                  We start at 8.00pm and wine
                  Contact MEC on 01763 263011 or 0845 4300 300                                  and nibbles are on offer. Do
Head lice have been the bane of parents with school-age children in recent years.               join us if you fancy a good
Although lice cannot fly, jump, hop or swim they do love to crawl from head to                  read and enjoy an interesting
head. The lice like nothing better than the opportunity to move around from host to             discussion.
host when children are playing together.                                                        Sue Forrest
Cambridge House, Barrington Road, Shepreth, Royston ,                                           464082
Hertfordshire, SG8 6QZ                                    www.insectresearch.com

                                                                                                      March 2008 Villager 13
Community Care Questions & Answers                              now. Do you know of any organisations for older people in
(Supplied by Able Community Care, Norwich, Tel. 01603           Spain?
764567, web site: www.uk-care.com)                              Answer - You do not say where in Spain your mother lives
Question - I have a large garden and it has many trees of       but there is an organisation, which she will probably recog-
all types. Recently, I was approached by a man who told         nise from her time in the UK, that can help. Age Concern
me he was a tree surgeon and that some of my trees over-        operates in Spain and has several branches. If you go to
hanging the road were a danger to the public. He offered        their website at http://www.acespana.org/acespana/
to cut them to a safe shape for me but I declined. Looking      about.htm you can obtain further details. They have Eng-
at the trees, he is probably right that they could be danger-   lish speakers available to talk to you if you do not speak
ous and I am happy to have them made safe. How can I            Spanish.
make sure that I approach a reputable tree surgeon as I do   Question - I live several hundred miles away from my eld-
have my doubts about the gentleman above?                    erly parents but usually manage to visit them once a
Answer - Many people are conned by people calling them-      month. At this time I carry out minor jobs for them as
selves tree surgeons who have no idea about what they        needed. However, last time I went down my father had a
are doing and can therefore leave you with trees that are    bruised body because he had carried out a little job “he
less safe than before they touched them. I would suggest     didn’t need help with.” He had tried to change a light bulb
two things that you can do:                                  and had fallen off the chair. Are there any aids or tips you
1) Contact your local council Tree Officer who should have   can give to make such a task safer?
a list of local verified tree surgeons.                      Answer - There is no device or aid that I know of that will
2) Ring 01794 368717 which is the telephone number of        make changing a light bulb a safe activity for an older per-
The Arboricultural Association (website www.trees.org.uk).   son. There are a couple of things that can be done to
The association maintains a quality assured scheme for       make the situation a little less of a hazard. Replace exist-
consultants and contractors through its register. They can   ing light bulbs with energy efficient bulbs so that they do
also give you helpful information about what documents to    not need replacing so often or, have a reading lamp or
see, charging, etc.                                          other design of lamp that can be attended to at a standing
                                                             height. These need not be the main lighting of a room but
Question - My mother and father emigrated to Spain a few can act as a reserve light until the bulb can be replaced.
years ago and my father has since died. Although in rela- If your parents have a good neighbour group in the vicinity
tively good health my mother is now in her late eighties and then setting up an arrangement with them whereby your
somewhat isolated as the friends they made are also now parents can call them if a bulb needs replacing should en-
quite old and many have died. My mother has no intention sure that you can eliminate any future problems. Or alter-
of returning to the UK and I am concerned that she will be- natively there may be a neighbour who they could call on
come isolated should she become less able than she is        for help.




14 March 2008 Villager
RECIPE
(The recipe for this issue was supplied by
                                                               Wildlife Trust -
“Weightwatchers”)                                              Huntingdon Area Group
                                                               March 12th
Creamy Mushroom Pork                                           The Wilderness on Your Doorstep
Takes 30 minutes, Serves 4                                     Conservation Travels Around Scotland
321 calories per serving (13 points values per recipe)
                                                               The breathtaking scenery and wildlife of Scotland form
Low fat cooking spray                                          the essence of this illustrated talk on Wednesday 12th
125g (4½oz) chestnut mushrooms, sliced                         March at 7.30pm at Brampton Memorial Hall, Thrapston
1 garlic clove, crushed                                        Road, Brampton. Our speaker, Ian Rowlands, co-founded
300ml (10 fl oz) vegetable stock                               Speyside Wildlife 18 years ago after many years of
100g (3½oz) low fat soft cheese                                RSPB and conservation work. Speyside is particularly
1 tablespoon freshly chopped tarragon                          renowned for it’s Caledonian pine forest and can boast a
4 x 125g (4½oz) pork loin steaks                               diversity of rare species such as osprey, crested tit, ca-
Lightly coat saucepan with cooking spray. When sizzling,       percaille, red squirrel, ptarmigan, dotterel and golden
add the mushrooms. Cook over medium heat until the             eagle. Ian will use his extensive knowledge of the Scot-
mushroom juices have evaporated, about 7 minutes.              tish wildernesses, together with his love of photography,
                                                               to share some of these natural wonders with us.
Add the garlic and stock and boil for 3 minutes until re-
duced by about a third. Whisk in the soft cheese and tar-      Anyone interested in wildlife is most welcome to attend.
ragon. Remove from the heat.                                   Admission: £2.00 members; £2.50 non-members.
Preheat the grill to medium and cook the pork steaks for       April 27th
8-10 minutes, turning once until golden and cooked             The Beautiful Bluebells of Brampton Wood
through.                                                       The Huntingdon Area Group of the Wildlife Trust invites
                                                               you to come and experience the delights of a carpet of
Warm the sauce and serve spooned over the steaks.              bluebells in this ancient woodland, which lies on our
Alternatively, add a tablespoon of wholegrain mustard to       doorstep by participating in a guided walk through
the sauce instead of the tarragon.                             Brampton Wood on Sunday 27th April. George Cottam,
Serving suggestion: serve with cooked courgettes for no        Warden of Brampton Wood and Chairman of the Hun-
additional “points” values.                                    tingdon Area Group of the Wildlife Trust, will be de-
                                                               lighted to lead us through this ancient woodland where a
                                                               rich variety of flora can be seen. His aim will be to high-
                LAWN CARE IN SPRING                            light the beautiful scent, colour and freshness of the blue-
The lawn at this time of year will start to look its best if   bells that encapsulate the essence of a traditional Eng-
cared for correctly. It can also look its worst if not.        lish spring.
Fertiliser                                                     Everyone is most welcome to attend. Please meet at
This is the time to feed and weed (preferably in that or-      Brampton Wood Car Park, Grafham Road, Brampton at
der).                                                          11.00 am. Admission: adults £2.00, children free.
When choosing fertiliser ensure that you are putting on        May 18th         Meadow Magic
what the grass needs which is predominately Nitrogen,          We will be holding an open day at Upwood Meadow on
but it may also need Phosphate and Potassium.                  Sunday 18th May, the first in a series of events where we
Moss                                                           will look at the history, natural history and management
Moss may still be a problem so either apply lawn sand or       of our local meadows. Martin Baker, one of our local
apply a specific moss control product (liquid iron), and       Wardens and a prominent member of the Huntingdon
then scarify the dead moss out.                                Area Group, will lead this event guiding us through this
                                                               ancient meadow, which has been in existence since the
Mowing                                                         1400s and is undisturbed by modern farming methods.
Mowing is best carried out little and often, but cutting no
lower than ¾ inch (2 cm).                                      Martin reveals that this is ‘one of the finest examples of
                                                               ancient meadow that can still be found locally and was
                  Actions required in Spring                   shaped by 15th century agricultural methods of ploughing
Feed lawn with Nitrogen fertiliser                             with oxen’. The meadow ‘hosts a rich variety of flowers,
Treat weeds with herbicide once actively growing.              including green winged orchids, salad and great burnett,
Mow lawn regularly and lightly. Don’t cut shorter than ¾       meadow cranesbill, lady’s bedstraw and yellow rattle’.
inches (2 cm) this month. Grass will respond better if cut
little and often.                                              Anyone interested is most welcome to attend. Meet at
                                                               the car park in Meadow Lane, Upwood. Guided walks
Some of the above tasks can be carried out by the lawn         will begin at 11.30, 12.30 and 1.30. Admission free.
owner, other tasks may need some professional interven-
tion. For more information about lawn care and the ser-        Please visit the web site for more information:
vices that ProLawncare Ltd offer call 01480 812393 or          www.wildlifetrust-huntsareagroup.org.uk/ or contact
e-mail info@prolawncare.co.uk or visit our web site at         George on 01480 450809.
www.prolawncare.co.uk
                                                               Part of the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamp-
                       “….for that Lawn you’ve longed for”     tonshire and Peterborough. Registered Charity No: 1000412



                                                                                                        March 2008 Villager 15
   Paul Braybrooke
        OFTEC Registered

   Oil Fired Boiler
       Engineer.
   Boiler Servicing.
 Break-down service.
 Oil Tanks replaced.

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  Painting and Decorating

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           undertaken

      For all your decorating
       needs, free quotation
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Call John on
01480 492 857
Mobile: 07729788080

16 March 2008 Villager
CHURCH NEWS
                                                                                           Needingworth
                            St. John the Baptist                                          Baptist Church
                            Church News
                                  Easter services and other events
                            We look forward to welcoming you to one or more of
                            our special services and events at Easter!
                            Peal of Bells –
                            Saturday 1st March in Church at 2 p.m.
                            Mothering Sunday Service –
                            2nd March in Church at 10 a.m. Family service.
                            Palm Sunday Service –
                            16th March in Church at 10 a.m.

Special Services during Holy Week – Monday 17th March, Tuesday 18th March
and Wednesday 19th March in Church at 7 p.m.
                                                                                     You are very welcome to join us
School Easter Service – Maundy Thursday 20th March at 10 a.m. in Church.
Sung Eucharist – Maundy Thursday 20th March at 7 p.m. in Church.                     at our services and activities!
Stations of the Cross Procession to the Church – Good Friday 21st March,
                                                                                     Services - Sunday 10.30 am
starting by the War Memorial at 12:45 p.m.
Special Service – Good Friday 21st March in Church at 2 p.m.                         (including Sunday School)
Creating the Easter Garden – Holy Saturday 22nd March in the Church Wild             and 6pm.
Garden at 10 a.m. Children and families are invited to join in to help build the
Easter Garden. See March Herald for details.                                         Look out for details about
Dawn Communion Service – Easter Sunday 23rd March in the Church Wild
Garden at 6 a.m.                                                                     Easter events and services!
Easter Sunday Service – Easter Sunday 23rd March in Church at 10 a.m.
Vestry Meeting – Sunday 13th April in Church at 6:20 p.m. to elect the Church-       Other Activities - Coffee Club
wardens. Followed by the APCM (open to those on the Church electoral roll) and       (parents and toddlers) Wednes-
a short service of Compline.                                                         day 10am to 11.30am and for
Beating the Bounds – Sunday 27th April. Walk around the village boundaries.          other events such as local and
See April Herald for details.
                                                                                     area Youth meetings please feel
                                Regular Services                                     free to contact us.
8 a.m.      Holy Communion (BCP) – first Sunday of the month
10 a.m.     Family Service – first Sunday of the month, otherwise:                   While we are waiting for a new
            Sung Eucharist and Sunday School (except during School holidays)         pastor, please contact
3:30 p.m.   Evensong – first and third Sunday in March                               Jonathan Redhead (secretary)
6:30 p.m.   Evensong – first and third Sunday of the month, April onwards            01480 467536
                                Church Groups                                        jon@redhead3.wanadoo.co.uk
Needingworth Nutters: Y5–Y6 meets the 1st Thursday of the month (except
during school holidays) between 7 p.m. and 8.30 p.m. in the School Hall. The         After March 31st 2008,
next meeting will be Thursday 6th March and will feature a Drama Workshop led        please contact
by the Wellworth Players. Contacts: Judith Evans on 461203 or Katrina Edney
                                                                                     Sally Beaman, 17 Willow Green
on 466073.
                                                                                     01480 462379
The Zone: Y7–Y10 meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month (except during
                                                                                     rsde@salbeaman.co.uk
school holidays) between 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Village Hall. The next meeting
will be Monday 10th March. Note the change of evening and venue to accommo-
date the increased number of Zone members. Contact: Suzanne Paice on
467582.                                                                              What’s on at the
The Fellowship Group meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at               Commemoration Hall,
7:30 p.m. at The Old Priory, 24 High Street, Needingworth. The next meeting will     Huntingdon
be Wednesday 12th March.
                                                                                     Box Office Number 01480 455167
Bible Explorers House Group meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month
(except during school holidays) between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. – see The Herald for       Abingdon Touring Theatre
the venue each month. The next meeting will be Wednesday 12th March at 21            Company returns to the hall
Harris Crescent. We are a small, informal group from varied backgrounds ex-          with Sheridan’s hilarious play
ploring the Bible and looking into questions of faith. If you have time during the
day why not come along and join us for coffee and a chat. Mothers with babies
                                                                                     “The Rivals” on May 23rd at
and young children are always welcome!                                               7.30pm.


                                                                                                March 2008 Villager 17
      CURTAINS - TRACKS                                    Pre-School’s News
       BLINDS - CARPETS                                    SUPPORT OF PRE-SCHOOL
                                                           The Village Christmas Bazaar was a great success. We
                                                           would like to thank everyone who supported this event;
           For a Personal Service                          the proceeds will be used to benefit our pre-school chil-
                  contact                                  dren.
                                                           We would like to say a huge thank you for the donation
           PETER REYNOLDS                                  made to pre-school from the Queens Head “Turkey Trot”
      on St. Ives 01480 467200                             event.
                                                           FUTURE FUNDRAISING
       Mobile 07740 780828                                 Our annual Fashion Show is on Monday 17th March, start-
                                                           ing at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall. This is a popular eve-
                                                           ning with the chance to pick up some bargains in a
            CURTAIN                                        friendly and relaxed atmosphere. For tickets and further
                                                           information, please contact Katrina Anderson on 463424.
                                                           The RAF Wyton Area Voluntary Band will once again be
           CONCEPTS                                        providing a superb evening of musical entertainment on
                                                           Saturday 26th April in the Village Hall, doors open 7pm.
                                                           Tickets £6. Please contact Alison Jackson on 466612 or
           Samples brought to                              Brian Clarke on 468677 to reserve your seats.
                                                           Pre-School children and Little Tiger’s toddlers will unite
              your home                                    for their annual lap of the Village Hall Green followed by a
                                                           picnic in June. Further details and sponsor forms will be
                                                           available closer to the time from Pre-School and Little
          FREE ESTIMATES                                   Tigers.
                                                           For those of you not already shopping on-line via our
                                                           webshop site, please add
                                                               www.buy.at/Needingworthcommunitypreschool
                                                           to your favourites list!

        Holiday in Javea                                   You can then shop from over 100 companies including
                                                           John Lewis, Mothercare, and Marks & Spencer. Not only
      Costa Blanca Spain                                   will you save on parking but many retailers offer special
                                                           internet prices. Best of all, the retailers pay us commis-
                                                           sion on your purchases. So log-on today and shop whilst
                                                           supporting your local pre-school via:
                                                           www.buy.at/Needingworthcommunitypreschool
                                                           Thank you
                                                                                                Alison Jackson 466612

                                                           Harnesses available for disabled swing seat
                                                                          in play area
  Modern house 3 story - 120 meters from the sea.          Harnesses for the disabled swing seat are available from
    4 bedrooms, air conditioning, central heating.         Holywell-cum-Needingworth Parish Council. These are
                Large swimming pool.                       available to residents of the parish for refundable deposit
            Beautiful communal gardens.                    of £10 for as long as you need it. The harness can be
Shops, restaurants, bars five minutes from the property.   used in other play areas which have this seat manufac-
                                                           tured by SMP. Please contact the parish council on
      Javea is the ‘jewel’ of the Costa Blanca.            01480 468451
 Flights are available to Alicante or Valencia and a       or needingworthpc@btconnect.com.
          taxi or car hire can be arranged.
Further enquiries from:-                                   Hinchingbrooke Spring Music 2008
                                                           For details telephone 01480 388057
Geoff & Sherry Spinks                                      www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/arts
Wellington Barns R/0 24 Wellington Street
Littleport Ely Cambs CB6 1PN.                              Friday 28th March: Sinfonia Viva
                                                           Friday 25th April: Duo Dorado (baroque violinist Hazel
                Tel. 01353 862947                          Brooks and harpsichordist David Pollack)
            E-mail GspinksG@aol.com                        Friday 23rd May: Sambuca
              www.casajavea.co.uk                                             “wilfully unauthentic Mascagni”


18 March 2008 Villager
                                                                               YOUNG VILLAGER
                      Needingworth PARC project                                             Little Tigers
The Needingworth PARC project (Partnership Action in Rural Communities) was first           This is a friendly under 5’s
set up in June 2005 as part of a pilot scheme. The idea of the project was to get young     group that meets on Monday
people (between the ages of 11 and 19) together to talk about what they would like to see   mornings in the Village Hall
happening in this village – things which could benefit both people their own age, and       from 10.00 to 11.30am.
those in the wider community. Then, with the support of the youth workers linked to the     Come along for a coffee and
PARC project and the Parish Council, they would be encouraged to develop their ideas into   chat and let your ‘little tiger’
reality.                                                                                    play with the toys and other
                                                                                            children. Entrance is £1.50.
                                                                                            Rachel Strong 467865
                                                                                            rachstrong@hotmail.com


                                                                                            Coffee Club
                                                                                            Coffee Club is a mother and
                                                                                            toddler group run by Need-
                                                                                            ingworth Baptist Church. We
                                                                                            meet on Wednesday morn-
Since then those involved have purchased and used a camrecorder to make a film about        ings, during term time, be-
the project and been involved in the consultation and planning of the Multi-Use Games       tween 10 and 11.30 at the
Area on the playing field at Overcote Lane. In the last twelve months they have also        Baptist Church. All are wel-
taken part in workshops for Theatre Make-Up, Stage Fighting and Drama. Last July the        come for songs, activities
young people organised a family quiz night and at the beginning of December there was       and refreshments. Entrance
a Bingo Evening. These last two events were fund-raisers to help put on a Fun Day on the    50p.
playing field, based around the ball park (or MUGA). This event will now hopefully take     Sarah Wordingham
place in the Easter Holidays. (Look out for posters around the village nearer the time.)    462396
It would be great if more young people could come along and get involved in the project.
                                   The Meetings take place every other Wednesday at         Pre-School
                                   the Village Hall Pavilion, from 5.45 – 6.45pm. You       If you would like your child to
                                   can share ideas, research projects (we are currently     attend the very popular Pre-
                                   looking into the cost of providing a skate ramp),        school, you must register
                                   organise fund raising events and have some fun! If       them as soon as possible.
                                   you’re interested, but want more information, please     Children can start from 2
                                   contact Helen Sirot-Smith at the Parish Council          years 10 months. For a reg-
                                   Office,    tel:    468451      (email:     acneeding-    istration form, or any other
                                   worthpc.btconnect.com) or just come along to one of      information, either see one of
                                                                                            the staff in the pre-school
                                   our meetings.                  Hope to see you there!
                                                                                            room, or contact
                                                                                            Alison Jackson 466612
HOLYWELL C OF E SCHOOL
I would just like to update you on the past fund raising events at School. The
Christmas Fair was extremely well attended as we managed to raise over
£760. The Quiz night, thanks to Jane and Mike Russell for being the quiz masters,
                                                                                                     BORED
raised £680. Because of this, we managed to give another cheque to the school for                   Aged 12 - 18
the next instalment for the white boards, provide new playground equipment and
are able to support the School when they have their 'Book week'.                             Want to go bowling,
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Saturday 14th June - SUMMER FAYRE AND GRAND DRAW - (details to follow                       They will put you in touch
in the next issue)                                                                            with a detached youth
                                      HOLYWELL SCHOOL ASSOCIATION                           worker who can help with
                                                                                                    transport.

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20 March 2008 Villager
YOUNG VILLAGER
                                                  1st Needingworth Scout Group
                 This edition is full of information which outlines our plans for activities in 2008 and there is also news of
                 the achievements in our Group. Look out for details of our May Bop when you can dance the night
                 away to a 6 piece covers band, “Something for the Weekend.” Tickets will be on sale very soon for this
                 event.
Last November we said a fond farewell to Tim Perry who has been the Scout
Leader with our group for 7 years. Tim has been a valuable member of our
group and has shown great commitment to young people during that time.
The Scouts follow a very active programme, especially outdoors, and they
have thrived on his leadership and enthusiasm. From all of us in the commu-
nity, who have been fortunate to enough to have had children in your Scout
Troop, many, many thanks.
Tim is pictured on the right being presented with a gift from the Group by
Tony Best, Cromwell District Commissioner and below with the members of
Tim’s Scout Troop.
Below is an extract from Tim’s thank you letter to the Group:
“Firstly, we are very lucky within Needingworth that all the current leaders,
helpers and executive group (of Beavers, Cubs and Scouts) are doing it be-
cause they want to be with, and help, the youngsters and that is why we have
one of the most successful groups in the county.
The second thing I have learnt is that kids are great. All you hear about in
the papers is ‘yob culture’ and ‘child crime’, but all I see week after week is
the fantastic things they can achieve when they are given a little respect and
responsibility. I’m always been so proud of our scouts, with their impeccable
behaviour at the remembrance service and recent camps at Copley and
Harmergreen and when Needingworth took part in the “100 years of scout-
ing” and met with 40,000 other scouts from around the world. It was a privi-
lege to see Needingworth scouts introducing themselves and having a laugh
with scouts from all countries of the world. With all these young people, there
was not a spot of trouble. We can learn a lot from our youngsters.”
In October last year Hanson Aggregates in Needingworth         around the world. I also wanted to show what I like about
very generously donated £200 to the group funds. We are        scouts (camping & camp fires) and lots of fun and friend-
always very pleased to receive donations from local busi-      ship”.
nesses and Hanson have always been very supportive of          The competition was open to 500 scouts in Cambridge-
our Scouting activities. Many thanks to them once again.       shire. Her prize included a ticket to the show called ‘Live
In December the Scouts were able to provide a bag pack-        07’ where her winning flag design was paraded during the
ing service to Waitrose customers in St Ives. It was a very    show, a dancing and singing spectacular, which celebrated
busy 3 hours but we were rewarded when we raised £290          100 years of scouting. Audiences of 15,000 people at two
from customer donations. Our thanks to everyone who            shows saw the flag designed by Natalie aged 11 and car-
made this community activity possible.                         ried by a fellow scout.
Thank you to all in our community who supported the Dis-       Natalie is pictured on the left with her competition entry.
trict Scout Christmas Post last December. We are pleased     Finally, will you be doing some spring cleaning soon? The
that we are able to provide this community service and are   group would be grateful for donations of second hand Bea-
encouraged that this is still supported by the residents of  ver, Cub or Scout uniforms which may be lying redundant
our village.                                                 in your cupboards. In turn we will be able to sell these
                            Well done to Natalie Caulkett, a items to new and existing members, and the few pounds
                            scout from 1st Needingworth,     that can be raised will benefit the group funds. Please take
                            who entered and won the          this chance to have a bit of a clear out and pass on any
                            Cromwell District Scout compe- unwanted items to me in a reasonable and clean state.
                            tition to design a district flag Juliet Francis, Group Executive Chairman
                            that was paraded at the 02
                            Arena (formally the Millennium                  1st Needingworth Scout Group
                            Dome) on the 24th November
                            2007.                                          Annual General Meeting
                            Having begun as a beaver
                            scout she said, “I decided to
                            represent the district with the                 Wednesday 14 May 2008, 7pm
                            Cromwell helmet. It was impor-
                            tant to show the scouts in union
                                                                              Needingworth Village Hall
                            of friendship and peace so I
                            drew people holding hands                                 All welcome

                                                                                                   March 2008 Villager 21
SPORT
                     Tennis Club                                press planning permission is being sort from the council –
                   Although plenty of people have been          watch this space for further information.
                   able to enjoy some indoor tennis at          Coaching for Juniors will start again at the beginning of
                   Huntingdon throughout the winter,            March, last year we had record numbers attending the
                   spring is just around the corner and         coaching sessions, with 60 children from Needingworth
                   time, at last to get back on the courts      and surrounding villages enjoying tennis. Membership of
and enjoy some tennis.                                          the club is not a pre-requisite to coaching, so please, for
2007 was a fantastic season for us in the Hunts & Peter-        information contact John Fabisz (01480 495408) or Jane
borough League.                                                 Carter (01480 495567). John continues with his individual
                                                                and group coaching. If you are interested in some coach-
Mixed A finished 3rd in Division 3.                             ing then please contact John.
Mixed B finished 2nd in Division 4 and now join the A team
    in Division 3.                                            AGM – 19 March 2008, Needingworth Village Hall 8pm.
Mixed C remain in Division 5 but had some great games for Please feel free to join us at the AGM, “jobs” will have al-
    their first season.                                       ready been allocated so you needn’t fear you might end up
                    rd                                        as Chairman or Treasurer! It would be good to see people
Mens A finished 3 in Division 2 and missed promotion by just for a glass of wine & to show your support.
    1 point a fantastic achievement in such a high division.
Mens B finished 4th in Division 4.                            At the AGM the date will be chosen for the locks to be
Mens C finished 4th in Division 5.                            changed. For current members it is important that you
                                                              keep an eye on the post or your “inbox” for this date as it
Ladies A Finished 1st in Division 4 to win promotion to Divi- can be frustrating to turn up for a game only to find you
    sion 3.                                                   can’t get in !! (Unfortunately with the new locks comes de-
Ladies B remain in Division 5 but had some great games.       mand for membership renewal & fees !)
The Mixed A team added to the club’s silver ware by win-      If any non-members are interested in a pay-to-play option
ning the plate round of the Don Brace competition.            please remember that the “third” court is available for hire,
As a result of so many ladies now playing tennis to a good      for information please contact Jane or John Fabisz on
standard we are delighted to say that we have entered a         495408.
third team this year, so if you would like to play in the       Let’s hope for good tennis weather this year so we can all
matches please contact one of the committee. The League         enjoy the wonderful game.
matches are great fun & played in the spirit of social tennis
which makes for a very enjoyable evening all round.         Contact details:
                                                            Chairman – Mike Davison 463911
For a small village club it is great to see how well we do  Secretary – Lynne Waterson 468806
and gratifying to see many of our junior members now join- Coaching – John Fabisz 495408
ing in the teams and contributing greatly to our successes. Junior coaching – Jane Carter 495408
The project for floodlighting has moved on and as we go to Court booking – John Fabisz 495408

                                                                         Countryside Events in Spring
CAMTAD                                                                   (for more information, telephone 01480 451568)
Cambridge Campaign for Tackling Acquired Deafness                        St Ives
FREE VOLUNTEER TRAINING COURSE                                           Sun 11 May 6.30am - All About Birds, The
                                                                         Thicket (£2.00 per person)
A training course for new volunteers to help the hearing impaired        Hinchingbrooke Park
starts on Tuesday 1st April 2008. It will run on Tuesday mornings        Fri 14 March 7.30pm - meet the local beekeepers
for 6 weeks.                                                             Sat 16 March 11am - run a mile for charity (Tel.
CAMTAD runs hearing help sessions where volunteers clean,                01480 388244 for more info.)
check and re-tube NHS hearing aids, and advise on regular mainte-        Sat 19 April 6.45am - Spring Morning Bird Walk
nance and best listening conditions. They also loan out equipment.       (booking required)
They can help with hearing doorbells, telephone, television and          Sun 20 April 11am - Sponsored Fun Run (Tel.
household alarms. Training courses cover such subjects as the            07967 991006 for details and sponsor form)
ear, types and causes of deafness, NHS hearing aids, procedures          Thur 8 May 7.30pm - Friends of Hinchingbrooke
for assessment, communication methods and so on. If you are in-          Country Park AGM, meet the committee, have a
terested in the training course or would like to discuss it further      say in plans
please phone or fax Sue Hempstead or Sue Magee on 01223                  Sun 11 May 11am - Junk Sculptures, bring
416141 or write to Sue Hempstead at 8A Romsey Terrace, Cam-              boxes, plastic bottles, etc. or add to large scale
bridge CB1 3NH. We welcome hearing impaired volunteers on the            pieces with help from recycling bus (£1.00 each)
course and a loop system is provided.                                    Tue 27 May - Woodland Birds and Leaves (£2.00
                                                                         per person, booking required)
Training is compulsory for volunteers but there is no obligation to
                                                                         Thur 29 May, 8.30pm - Whitsun Bat Walk
volunteer at the end of the course. Most of our volunteers help at
                                                                         Paxton Pits, St Neots
monthly sessions but many help in other ways.
                                                                         Sat 8 March - Trees & Hedgerows for Families
Sue Hempstead, Organiser, CAMTAD                                         Tue 15 April 7.30pm - FPPNR Talk, Butterflies
                                                                         3rd-13th May - Nightingale Festival

22 March 2008 Villager
                                                               What’s On
                                                               March 2007
                                                               Sat 1st   Peal of Bells in Church 2pm (p17)
                                                               Mon 3rd   WI, Riding for the Disabled (p11)
                                                               Tue 4th   Over 60s (p13)
                                                               Wed 5th   Film Club (p13)
                                                               Sat 8th   Annual Trivia Quiz, Village Hall
               SATURDAY 8 MARCH                                          (p23)
                                                               Tue 11th Gardening Club (p11)
               7.30 FOR 8PM START                              Fri 14th  HSA Chocolate Bingo (p19)
                                                               Sat 15th Dance Club (p13)
                                                               Sat 15th Beer & Wine Society Meal (p13)
                 Teams of up to 6 people                       Mon 17th PreSchool fashion show (p18)
                                                               Tue 18th Book Club (p13)
                 £5 per person to include                      Wed 19th Tennis Club AGM (p22)
                                                               Thur 20th School Easter Service (p17)
                  Ploughman’s Supper                           Sat 22nd Creating the Easter Garden (p17)
                                                               Sat 29th Ceilidh Night (p5)

                                                               April 2008
                                                               Tue 1st     Over 60s (p13)
                                                               Wed 2nd     Film Club (p13)
                                                               Sat 5th     Bowls Club Race Night (p23)
                                                               Mon 7th     WI, Easier Gardening (p11)
                                                               Tue 8th     Gardening Club (p11)
                                                               Wed 16th    Book Club (p13)
         Sponsored by Cambridge Rooflines Ltd.                 Fri 18th    Beer & Wine Society (p13)
                                                               Sat 19th    Dance Club (p13)
                                                               Sat 26th    Band Concert PreSchool (p3)
                                                               Sun 27th    Beating the Bounds (p17)

                                                               May 2008
               1st Needingworth Scout Group’s
                                                               Sat 3rd     Gardening Club Plant Sale (p11)

                       MAY BOP
                                                               Tue 6th     Over 60s (p13)
                                                               Wed 7th     Film Club (p13)
                                                               Fri 9th     HSA Picnic in the Park (p19)
                   Saturday 10 May 2008                        Sat 10th    Scout Group’s May Bop (p23)
                  Needingworth Village Hall                    Mon 12th    WI, “Resolutions” (p11)
                     8pm until midnight                        Tue 13th    Gardening Club (p11)
   Live music all evening provided by “Something for the       Wed 14th    Scouts AGM (p21)
                                                               Thur 15th   Village Hall Trustees AGM (p9)
              Weekend”, 6 piece covers band
                                                               Thur 15th   Book Club (p13)
                Tickets £7, sorry over 18’s only               Fri 16th    Beer & Wine Society Rosé Wine
                    Licensed Bar and BBQ                                   Competition (p13)
                                                               Sat 17th    Dance Club (p13)
 Tickets on sale from Donna Hime 462489
                   or Juliet Francis tel no 464391             Advance Notice
                                                               2 June      WI, Glass Blowing
                                                               14 June     HSA Summer Fair at the school
       Holywell-cum-Needingworth Bowls Club                    20 June     Beer & Wine Society Games Eve.
                                                               6 July      PARC Project Quiz Night
        Social Evening with ‘RACE NIGHT’                       12 July     Beer & Wine Society BBQ
    Table Quiz - Refreshments and Licensed Bar                 The 2008 Music Festival will be held on
                                                               Saturday and Sunday, 19th and 20th July
            Saturday 5th APRIL 2008
                                                               If your organisation would like any future
                  Needingworth Village Hall                    planned events listed here in the next issue of
           7.00 pm for 7.15 pm start                           the Villager, to help avoid clashes, please send
                                                               me details by the next copy date (1st May
£4.00 per head including refreshments and prize entry number   2008).
   Contacts:- Mike 01480 465997, Terry 01480 464011,
              Tony 01480 462161

                                                                                    March 2008 Villager 23
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24 March 2008 Villager
SPORT

           SHOTOKAN                                                  HOLYWELL-CUM-NEEDINGWORTH BOWLS
                                                                     CLUB New Members will be made most welcome.
         KARATE LESSONS                                              The new bowls season will soon be upon us. The green
                                                                     promises to once again be one of the best in the County
New beginners/refresher course ~ Special Offer~ 12 lessons           having attracted much praise from all who played on it last
for the price of 10.. starting Thursday 13th March. As always,       year. However bowls is not just for the elderly and retired.
everyone welcome from age 6+ and upward. Village Hall for            The Needingworth Club is conscious that it needs to attract
6:30 start, no special clothing needed, no experience necessary,     new members of all ages and from all walks of life and
                         no Reeboks here!                            backgrounds. The young, and the young at heart, will es-
                                                                     pecially be welcome, as they will form the backbone of the
                                                                     Club in the years ahead.
                                                                     The Club has once again been awarded a County match in
                                                                     the coming season. On Wednesday 28 May at 2.00pm
                                                                     there will a 4-rink match between Huntingdonshire and a
                                                                     Devon County touring side. On Saturday 13 September the
                                                                     finals of the Men’s Huntingdon League Triples, and Men’s
                                                                     singles competitions will also be played at Overcote Lane,
                                                                     the first time Needingworth will have hosted a final of this
                                                                     nature.
                                                                     Over the winter we applied to Huntingdon County Council
                                                                     for planning permission to install Ladies and Gentlemen’s
           Next Karate grading date at Bedford H.Q.                  changing rooms at the Club. Permission to install a large
                    (John Bunyan centre)                             Portakabin on the site was granted by the Council on 23rd
                     is Sunday 9th March                             January and if all goes according to plan it will be operating
           Black belt grading Saturday 15th March.                   by the start of the season.
Please call me if you require further information.                   The Bowls Club Race Night will be held in the Village Hall
John Rush 01480 494659                                               on Saturday 5 April.             Tony Norman, 462161


          Needingworth Cricket Club                                  their first ever season and no less than ten of our juniors
In the middle of winter it is hard to imagine warm summer            were selected to represent the county. All in all 2007 was
days and the sound of leather on willow (though test                 a season to be proud of, and over 70 members turned up
match coverage from the southern hemisphere does help                to our annual dinner and presentation evening in Novem-
warm us cricket lovers up). However, in just a few months            ber to celebrate it.
time the cricket season will indeed be starting and the              We are hoping that 2008 will be even better. To this end
players of Needingworth and Holywell are looking forward             we have raised over £6000 to improve the club by building
to the busiest season in the club’s history as we prepare to         a double-bay cricket net at Millfields (which we hope to
run no less than eight teams.                                        have finished by Easter) by investing in new equipment
Last season ended on a real high, as our Under 13 side               and by training more junior coaches.
beat Eaton Socon to be crowned county champions (see                 We plan to start pre-season training in-doors in March and
picture below). In addition our Under 9s won the district            out-doors (weather permitting) in April. Matches start in
title, the 1st XI finished 4th in their first season in Division 1   early May. We are still looking for new players of all ages
of the Cambs League, the 2nd XI successfully completed               and abilities, so please contact our Cricket Development
                                                                     Officer, Mark Sirot-Smith, on 01480 464596 if you are in-
                                                                     terested. Alternatively visit our web-site on
                                                                     www.needingworth.play-cricket.com for more informa-
                                                                     tion about the club.
                                                                     The club is running the following teams this summer:
                                                                     Under 9s (training Thursdays 6-7.30 pm)
                                                                     Under 11s (training Thursdays 6-7.30 pm)
                                                                     Under 13s (training Thursdays 6-7.30 pm)
                                                                     Under 15s (training Fridays 6-7.30 pm)
                                                                     Under 17s (training Fridays 6-7.30 pm)
                                                                     Midweek Evening XI
                                                                     1st XI
                                                                     2nd XI
                                                                     All our junior sides welcome both boys and girls.
                                                                                            Jon Vallis, Chairman 01480 492516


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          EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS                                          WHO'S WHO
                     24 HOUR EMERGENCY NUMBERS
                                                                               Baptist Church       Jonathan Redhead             467536
Hospital - Huntingdon                Hinchingbrooke       416416                                    or Sally Beaman              462379
Hospital - Cambridge                 Addenbrookes         01223 245151         Beer & Wine          Margaret Fountain            496636
                                                                                                        roy@rjfountain.freeserve.co.uk
Gas Leaks (Any Supplier)             Transco              0800 111 999                  www.needingworthbeerandwine.bravehost.com
                                                                               Book Club            Sue Forrest                  464082
Electricity Failure (Any Supplier)   Eastern Energy       0800 783 8838                                           terry.forrest@tesco.net
Drinking Water - Supplies Fail-      Cambridge                                 Bowls                Tony Norman                  462161
                                                          01223 403000                             secneedbowlsclub@btinternet.com
ure/routine enquiries                Water Co
                                                                               Brownies             Alicia Holloway              466245
Sewerage, Services Failure           Anglian Water        0800 145 145                                          HOLLOWAYB@aol.com
                                                                               Church               Stephen York                 494056
Rivers - Pollution and Flooding      Environment Agency 0800 807 060
                                                                                                    or Jill Harvey               460429
       PUBLIC & IMPORTANT SERVICES - ROUTINE ENQUIRIES                         Colts FC             Elsie             Elsiegoff@aol.com
                                                                               Cricket              Jon Vallis                   492516
Gas                                  British Gas          0645 60 50 40        Dance Club           Rose Killock                 466487
                                                                               Film Club            Fiona Ford                   466943
                                                          01234 262121
Electricity                          Eastern Energy                                                            fcford@btopenworld.com
                                                          01223 440188
                                                                               Football             Colin Pearce                 468759
Sewerage Services                    Anglian Water        0845 145 145         Gardening Club       Ann Smith, Secretary         301726
                                                                               Good Neighbours
Telephone Services                   British Telecom      0800 150 111         Coordinator          Kate Carpenter 07794 680475
Police (non-emergency no.)                                0845 4564564         Guides               Helen Whitehead              460838
                                                                               HSA                  Rachel McCarthy              465812
Trading Standards                                         0845 3030666                                      Website: www.thehsa.co.uk
                                                                               Karate               Ian Godhard                  830505
Age Concern                                               01354 696677
                                                                               Neigh/hood Watch Mike Norris                      465997
To stop unwanted mail                                     0845 703 4599                                       mikewnorris@tiscali.co.uk
                                                                               Over 60's            Rose Killock                 466487
To stop unwanted phone calls                              0845 070 0707        Pre-School           Alison Jackson               466612
                                                                                    Website: needingworthcommunitypreschool.org.uk
    MOBILE LIBRARY                POST OFFICE OPENING TIMES                    Rainbow Guides       Laura Hopkins                462163
 ALTERNATE TUESDAYS               Mon. Tue. Thur. Fri.                         Scouts               Del Shephard                 467842
Needingworth, Church St.           9 am - 1 pm and 2 pm - 5.30 pm              Tennis Club          Lynne Waterson               468806
    3.45pm to 4.05pm              Wed. 9 am-1 pm, Sat. 9 am-12.30 pm                                               lynne@toadflax.me.uk
 Holywell, Ferry Boat Inn                                                      Hall Trustees        Eda MacPherson               468633
Car Park 4.15pm to 4.30pm         Post Collection Times, Post Office:          Hall Bookings        Rose Killock                 466487
  Needingworth, Playing           Monday to Friday, 5 pm; Saturday 9.50 am     Wellworth Players Brigid Elsdon                   496425
 Field 4.40pm to 5.00pm           Sunday & Bank Holidays 10.30 am                                Website:www.wellworthplayers.co.uk
 For renewals or enquiries ring   Holywell:                                                      mailto:admin@wellworthplayers.co.uk
        0845 045 5225             Monday to Friday, 5 pm; Saturday 10.30 am    Women's Institute Marion Pratt                    464476
                                                                               Youth Cricket        Stephen Mitcham              301679
       REFUSE COLLECTION DATES and RECYCLING                                   Chairman Parish
To print a calendar of collection dates for grey, blue and green bins, go to   Council              Colin Pearce                 468759
the following web site, enter your post code and house number and click on     Parish Clerk         Sandra Mitcham               468451
your address.                                                                                         needingworthpc@btconnect.com
http://applications.huntsdc.gov.uk/applications/refusecollection/                 www.holywell-cum-needingworthparish council.co.uk
                                                                               District Councillors Mr T. Rogers           01487 840477
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                                  accountancy, taxation and business advisory matters.

   ♦Specialists in Owner Managed Businesses
                                                       ♦ Raising Business Finance
   ♦London expertise at local prices
   ♦Highly qualified professionals                     ♦ Tax Planning and Investment Strategy
   ♦Free initial consultation                          ♦ Business Start ups
                                                       ♦ Cashflow and Budgeting
www.uhy-georgehay.com                                  ♦ Management Accounts
                                                       ♦ Accounting & Audit Services
            St George’s House                          ♦ VAT and PAYE planning and advice
               George Street
              HUNTINGDON                               ♦ Payroll & Bookkeeping Services
                PE29 3GH                               ♦ Inheritance Tax Planning
             Offices also at:                          ♦ Independent Financial Advice
    Biggleswade, Bedford & Letchworth


     Tel: 01480 426500

				
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