Issue 291 Aug 2009 Stilton - twinned with St Christol lez Alès
Movie Star !
OPEN FOR p7
WE VISIT STILTON’S
NEW COMMUNITY ASSET
LOCAL HEROES p8
ANDY DANN UNCOVERS A
TALE OF WW2 HEROISM
HALL EFFECT p5
CURRENT RATES FOR
USE OF THE SCHOOL AND
THE MEMORIAL HALL
Stilton’s Sam Dovaston has set his sights on Hollywood.
Watch out for his name in lights! (Photo: P’boro ET)
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The Parish Pump
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Stilton in Bloom Memorial Hall
Full page: £30 £330 19 x 12.7cm After a bizarre day of descending baskets, On September 1st, Janet Greenfield will take
Half page: £15 £165 9 x 12.7cm landscape - 19 x 6 cm portrait the finished effect is great. Our conservation over as Treasurer of Stilton Memorial Hall,
1/3 page: £10 £110 6 x 12.7cm landscape - 12.5 x 6 cm portrait area is of great concern to the Parish Council in succession to Brenda Whalley. Brenda
1/6 page: £5 £55 6 x 6 cm which tries hard to maintain a clean and has been associated with the Hall for many
All advertising copy or instructions by 10th of month prior to publication. attractive village. The surface has been years, going back to acting as W.I.
Payment in advance to Stilton Community Association - NO PAY, NO DISPLAY! cleaned and is swept regularly. We now need representative. She was Chairman for a long
Advertisement orders MUST be accompanied by the advertiser’s name, address and telephone number. co-operation from Huntingdonshire District time and stayed on as Treasurer. The
Council who are oddly reluctant to enforce Management Committee are very grateful to
All copy to the Editor, 8 Caldecote Road, Stilton by 14th of month prior to publication. planning regulations in the village centre, her for her great service; its not too dramatic
Digital material in a neutral PC format please.
and from those residents (it has to be said - to say that she kept the Hall afloat with the
email: email@example.com mostly young) who meet there and leave help of a very few.
behind evidence of their activities.
On a more positive note, thanks to all the
pubs for their gardening displays. The most Missed Refuse
public are the Talbot and the Stilton Cheese,
but if you haven't visited the Bell or the Collection
Index to Advertisers Country Club pop in and admire their In recent weeks, sacks of refuse and recycling
gardens too. A long list of front gardens have have been left lying around for several days
been nominated for the Parish Council until the District Council, prompted by the
GREY BIN DAYS:
C a te g o ry S e r v ic e Page
R e t a il F o o d & d r in k IF C Shield. Results will be in September's SCAN. Parish Council, arranged a collection. Any
resident who does not have wheelie bins, and
Browns of Stilton
W a t c h & c lo c k 24
Wed 12th & 26th Aug, H e a lt h &
F it n e s s
C h ir o p o d is t
D e n ta l
would like them, please ask the District
9th Sept F in a n c ia l In s u ra n c e 29 Council (01480 388388). If you cannot
By the time you read this, Browns will have
P e ts V e t , p e t c a re 36 accommodate the bins please note the
GARDEN BIN DAYS: P e rs o n a l
T ra d e s
H a ir s t y lis t
C le a n in g / v a le t in g
25, 27, 39
ceased trading from the shop in Church
Street, defeated by the present economic
arrangements for collecting the bags
supplied. These should be put outside your
Wed 5th & 19th Aug,
B u ild in g s e rv ic e s 23, 27, 28, climate. Many people will be saddened
33, 34, 35, property no earlier than the previous evening
Thurs 3rd Sept 39 because, in the few years Browns have been
and by 7am of the collection day.
C o n s e r v a t o rie s 31, 33 here, the shop has been a real asset. (Apart
H e a t in g / P lu m b in g 26, 27, 32,
34, 35 from contributing to the parking problems!)
E le c t r ic a l / T V 24, 26, 28,
Blue sacks collected weekly on
30 The friendly and efficient staff are to be Wednesdays
Tue 4th & 18th Aug, G a rd e n s e r v ic e s 28, 34, 35,
thanked and we hope that they soon find
Wed 2nd Sept P r o f e s s io n a l A r c h it e c t / C iv ils
24, 25, 35 other employment. We also hope another use Opaque recycling packs fortnightly
A c c o u n ta n c y 24, 26 is found very soon for the lovely shop Tuesdays from August 4
F u n e ra l S e rv ic e s 27
For up-to-date collections C o m p u t e r s e rv ic e s 29, 38 building. While Browns was not a traditional
information, visit L e g a l / W ills 30, 37 village shop, its disappearance does prompt
www.huntsdc.gov.uk C h ild c a re
L e is u r e
P re -s c h o o l
P a rt y s e rv ic e s
the thought: 'use it or lose it' in the context
M u s ic t u it io n 28 of other village businesses and services.
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Memorial Seats Stay-at-home
Stilton Parish Council
JULY 2009 MEETING TOPICS
People with long memories will recall the
metal seats that stood outside the Pavilion holiday activities
on the old playing field. Placed in memory Look in SCAN for details of activities for older
On 14th July the first meeting was held in Parish Rooms Project of Jim Wayland, they were moved to the children. Decca at the Junction has a
the new Parish Meeting Room. Stilton Cheese. We are very pleased they are programme planned for the week of August
Over 200 people visited the rebuilt mortuary
now to return to the new field to remind us 3rd, and a free BBQ at Haddon on Sept 6th.
Playing Field building during the Flower Festival and
of the long contribution to village life made More long term: see the posters advertising
The Parish Council was pleased that universally expressed their delight and by Jim and the Wayland family. We also the weekly sessions put on by the WOS UP
applications to use the field have been surprise. (See SCAN’s report on p7) want to acknowledge the loss to village life YOUTH project every Monday 6pm-9pm on
received from Stilton United Football Club, Considerable interest has already been shown by the recent deaths of Kurt Richards, John the Playing Field.
the Junior football club (which hopes to field in using the new meeting room, which will Bayliss and Walter Shaw.
two teams), the Church Youth Project and available by September for hire by small
the long-term youth project. groups. Full details will be in SCAN, but
CCTV planning has still some technical anyone interested in the meantime should
problems to solve. The entrance will be contact the Parish Clerk, Mrs Croll, 10
completed soon and seats placed near the Caldecote Road. CURRENT RATES FOR SCHOOL FACILITIES HIRE
skate park. This will be finally completed The success of the open weekend was due
shortly. New 'dog' bins for the bridleway are to the efforts of Mary Croll and Doug The following rates apply from 1 Sept for
on order. Maltman, assisted by Olive Main and John use of Stilton School’s facilities, (Mon-Sat) St Mary Magdalene, Stilton
Grass verges on North Street and Yvonne Warner.
Work on behalf of Anglian Water was not
completed satisfactorily as the verges were
20 Church Street
(Child Centred e.g. Scouts) Men’s Prayer
£20.00 for the first hour and £5.00 for
not fully reinstated. The company While some welcome changes to the plan subsequent hours.
responsible will be contacted. were noted the issues of access, road Community Use
Telephone Box congestion and safety and flooding and the (Adult Centred e.g. Aerobics) Try to join us for this
After years of effort, the new door turned
allocation of money to Sawtry Village £25.00 for the first hour and £5.00 for monthly breakfast get-together.
College remain. The Chairman was asked to subsequent hours.
out to be an incorrect model which does not
close properly. BT are to be approached yet
put these objections to Huntingdonshire
Hire of ICT Suite (15 computers)
£25.00 for the first hour and £5.00 for
No Meeting in August
subsequent hours. Please note that there
Barn Close Play Area
After consultation with local residents the
Please note Stilton Parish Council does not
£15.00 for the first hour and £5.00 for will also be no meetings of:
seat will be removed. Also, one piece of
meet in August. The next meeting will be on
Tuesday Sept 8 at 7.30pm.
equipment may be relocated. The sign will
be relocated to improve visibility. Tree work £35.00 for the first hour and £5.00 for Wednesday Communion
Got it Taped?
subsequent hours. £100 deposit in
will be put in hand in the autumn.
advance. in August.
Village Walk Commercial Lettings
In the next few weeks councillors will be
Has anyone got a reel-to-reel tape
recorder that could be used to
To start at £50.00 per hour. £100 Any changes to the regular
making inspection visits to all areas of the download a music tape?
deposit in advance. Requests for
commercial lettings will be assessed
pattern of Services will be
village to note all the repairs, improvements
etc. so that these can be presented to the Please contact on a case-by-case basis. published in the Link.
relevant Councils and organizations. Madeline Vickers on 240609
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Stilton Memorial Hall Open for Business !
Charges from July 1 2009
OUR NEW COMMUNITY ASSET OPENS ITS DOORS
Hourly charge £5 per hour (minimum 2 hours)
Child's party £30 After a commendably quick project, which good size. Access
Adult party £50 involved painstakingly dismantling the old is by a very smart
Commercial use £10 per hour building, laying in proper foundations and cast-iron spiral
Elections £200 utilities, and carefully rebuilding it just like staircase, avoiding
the original, the old mortuary building in the the loss of space
To book the Hall, please contact the Booking Secretary: cemetery has been reborn as one of the that a straight
Jade Smith 15 Woodward Close (01733) 243691 smartest assets in the village. So the Parish staircase would
Council took the opportunity of the Church have caused on
Flower Festival to open its doors and let both floors. At last
residents inspect it for themselves. our Parish Clerk
Over 200 people visited it - that’s about 1/5 has somewhere to
store all the Parish
of the village - and universally expressed
delight and surprise. So for the benefit of the records and will be
other 4/5 who couldn’t make it, SCAN went able to reclaim her
Tuesday 18th August 10am to 12:30pm along, camera in hand.
A Coffee Morning at 4 Bishop Close As you walk from
Traidcraft and a cake stall remain to be added,
the gate, it’s not
obvious what has
and blinds, but by
Saturday Aug 29th 10am to 12:30pm changed, so
accurate has been
Monthly stall in the Church Meeting Room the rebuilding. New
Come and buy fair trade tea, coffee, chocolate, biscuits etc. downstairs will be
Catalogue available to order range of crafts, jewellery, clothes etc available for hire by
smart white double
Enjoy coffee & biscuits - only 50p! doors are about the
only clue, until you Yvonne Warner has
spot the new kept a photographic
sundial. record of the
As well as helping producers around the world all profits will go to Stilton Church Youth Project. rebuilding as it
Inside, one little girl accurately described it
progressed, so this will be added to the
as being like the Tardis - you wonder how
village archive for future generations.
so small a building can have so much space
inside. The ground-floor room is an ideal
Improve Your Piano Skills and Enjoy Your Playing! size for small group activities such as club
committee meetings. Even more surprising
Beginners welcome! is a small fully-fitted kitchen area and a
full-access toilet with all the necessary
features for disabled users.
Margaret Parsons Tel: (01733) 243352 firstname.lastname@example.org When SCAN learned that the plans included
an upstairs office area, we said, ‘yeah, right!’
But astonishingly, there is one, and it’s a
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ANDY DANN DISCOVERS THE STORY OF ‘TEN HORSEPOWER’
Regular SCAN readers will remember a letter ARGUMENT
earlier this year seeking information about a The incident came as aircraft were returning
B17 bomber which crashed near here during from Operation Argument on 20th Feb 1944.
WW2. Andy Dann made some enquiries and Once beyond the range of their fighter
discovered a tale of heroism and tragedy. escorts, USAF bomber squadrons suffered
The full extraordinary story can be found in heavy losses so, to hit the Luftwaffe’s
a book entitled ‘Valor at Polebrook – the last fighting strength, Operation Argument was
flight of Ten Horsepower’ by Rick School targeted against aircraft factories deep into
& Jeff Rogers, ISBN 0-9675003-9-7, Germany. Aircrews were expecting a tough
available through www.polebrook.com. mission.
Here we outline the story of ‘Ten Ten Horsepower, a plane in the 510th
Horsepower’ and encourage you to seek out squadron, was to be a part of a group of three
the book for yourselves. The illustrations Above: The cramped accommodation in a B17. Opposite: the crew of Ten Horsepower,
squadrons, the 508th, 509th & 510th sent to Front row, L to R: Lt. Nelson (the pilot), F.O Bartley (co-pilot), Lt Truemper, Lt Martin.
here are from the book. attack aircraft factories in Leipzig. Back row: Sgts Mathies, Rex, Moore, Robinson, Sowell and Hagbo.
CATCHING UP TRAPPED
The bombers began taking off from Feeling the plane lurch, Lt. Martin, the front
Polebrook at 08:45, with Ten Horsepower gunner, investigated. Convinced that both
fifteenth in line. While taxiing to the runway, pilots were dead, he returned to his
the heavily loaded plane swerved to avoid a bombardier station and gave the order to bail
jeep, ran off the edge of the concrete and one out, jettisoning the bombs to provide an exit
wheel sank into the mud. The last plane had for the rest of the crew. He then successfully
been gone 15 minutes before Ten bailed out and was taken prisoner. But,
Horsepower was finally able to follow. The unknown to him, the intercom had been
crew had to work hard to catch the rest of damaged, so not all the crew heard the order.
the group and so plotted a separate course,
Ten Horsepower then began spiralling
intercepting the other planes en route to towards the ground, the g force trapping the
Germany at around 11:00 hrs. remaining crew in their positions. The top
At 11:25 the Luftwaffe struck and a mass turret gunner, Sgt Carl Moore, managed to
dogfight ensued with the P47 fighter escort. force his way into the cockpit against a
Ten Horsepower was attacked by Me109s, freezing blast through the shattered windows.
killing the co-pilot, Flying Officer Barclay, Grabbing one control yoke with each hand,
and badly wounding the pilot, Lieutenant and using his elbows to force back the bodies
Nelson, causing him to lose consciousness. of the pilot and co pilot, he managed to pull
the stricken aircraft level.
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sent up to help but Ten Horsepower’s erratic Clarence Nelson, Ronald Bartley, Walter
flying prevented it from getting very close Truemper and Archibald Mathies were all
and radio messages had to be relayed via the posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and,
airfield control tower. Two more approaches additionally, Truemper and Mathies were
were attempted, at Polebrook and nearby posthumously awarded the Medal of Honour,
Molesworth. the USA’s highest military decoration for
SAVING THE PILOT conspicuous gallantry at the risk of life above
and beyond the call of duty. They were all
With the rest of the bomb group about to temporarily buried in the American forces’
return, Ten Horsepower was ordered to head cemetery at Madingley and later repatriated
out to sea and bail out but, since the pilot to the USA.
was still alive, Mathies and Truemper
insisted on trying to land the plane again.
Incoming bombers were diverted to Glatton.
Bringing the plane around for another
approach, Mathies bypassed Polebrook and
passed close to Glatton, where the control
tower, thinking he was trying to land, fired
red flares to warn him off. What happened
The end of an heroic struggle. The wreckage of Ten Horsepower on Denton Hill, 20th Feb 1944. next is unclear but at 17:00 he veered away
and headed for an open field and appears to
REGAINING CONTROL CRIPPLED have attempted a crash landing at 200mph,
more than twice the normal approach speed.
With the plane now on an even keel, Lt Meanwhile, blasted with 200mph freezing
The My Princess pilots could see the danger
Truemper (the most senior officer now on air in the shattered cockpit, Moore, Truemper
but could not warn Ten Horsepower in time.
board) was able to crawl forward to assist. and Mathies were taking 15 minute turns to
It skidded for about 50 yards before breaking
He changed places with Sgt Moore who then fly the aircraft. Staying above cloud to avoid
up. Mathies and Truemper were killed
managed to close the bomb bay doors. flak, the crippled plane limped back to
instantly and the pilot died three hours later
Having assessed the damage, the remaining England and, following a risky descent
in hospital. Had the plane landed, doctors
crew decided to try to fly the plane home. through cloud, managed to contact Polebrook
agreed he would probably have been saved.
The auto pilot was out of action so, with one with the repaired secondary radio at 15:33.
man balanced between the seats controlling With gunner Archie Mathies flying the plane, GALLANTRY
the plane, two others, Sgt Moore & Sgt Rex, permission was obtained to land at Polebrook Joe Rex landed badly from his parachute
eventually succeeded in removing the dead but, approaching much too fast at 160 mph, jump, breaking his ankle. Sowell and The cover of Valor at Polebrook illustrates
co-pilot to free up the controls. he had to pull up at the last minute. Exhausted Robinson also received broken legs from bad the stricken Ten Horsepower being guided
ATTACKED AGAIN from the constant battle with the controls he landings, while Moore landed safely. back by My Princess. The book is a
went around to try again, but the concerned
Sgt Rex then moved back to the radio room, Joe Rex received the Silver Star for gallantry. meticulously detailed story, not just of the
ground controllers ordered him to circle
just as an FW190 attacked. With the other Russell Robinson and Tom Sowell received last hours of the plane, but of a group of
around to allow the rest of the crew to bail
top gunner occupied in the cockpit Sgt Rex, the Purple Heart. Mac Hegbo survived young men, transported to a strange land far
out, leaving just Lt Truemper, Sgt Mathies
with his single machine gun, was the only uninjured. Carl Moore is especially from home, sent into the most terrifying
and the still unconscious pilot, Nelson, in the
gunner able to defend the plane. Although acknowledged as the hero who saved the rest danger every day, and whom the instinct to
plane to attempt a landing.
wounded by shrapnel, he destroyed the of the crew from certain death - he was survive and to save their comrades made into
enemy fighter, which exploded, lashing the KEPT TRYING awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for heroes. Even if you’re not particularly a local
plane with debris. His fellow crewman Sgt Still high on morphine, the wounded Joe Rex extraordinary heroism. Joe Martin was history buff the book is a gripping read,
Sowell treated his injuries well enough for bailed out first, followed by Robinson, captured shortly after landing in Germany which makes you look at our surrounding
him to resume repairs to the damaged radio. Hegbo and Moore. B17 ‘My Princess’ was and spent the next year in a PoW camp. countryside with new eyes. How would you
have acted in such circumstances?
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Reaching for the Sky
STILTON ACHIEVERS ON TOP OF THE WORLD
he has graduated from DeMontfort
University with a degree in digital video and
broadcast production and looks set to make
The Quest is on!
SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
a glittering career behind the camera.
Did you know?
While at DeMontfort, Sam made a 10-minute The Quest Seekers Challenge is now under
thriller movie - Barren - which he shot partly way. We have had a tremendous response
For a small village, Stilton seems to have in the countryside around Stilton, and which this year already, but it is not too late to join! It is FREE to join the library!
more than its fair share of achievers. This scooped the Best Short Film award from Register as soon as possible by calling in to Internet access is FREE of charge to
month SCAN learned of two more. Confetti Studios in Nottingham. Yaxley library. all members. (1 hour per day)
DANN’S THE MAN The UK has a remarkable record at turning This year there will be an extra member of It is now FREE to request books
staff in Yaxley library on Mondays 2;30 - from other Cambridgeshire libraries.
On top of the world almost literally was Andy out Oscar-winning directors - think of Ridley
4:30pm Thursdays, and 10:30 - 12am to You can be reminded by email when
Dann who, for a few minutes last month, Scott (Blade Runner) or Nick Park (Wallace
listen to readers talk about their books. All your books are due back!
was the highest man in Africa, standing at & Gromit) - and a reputation for having the
the peak of Kilimanjaro after a gruelling trek world’s best creators of TV advertising and reading must be completed by Saturday 5th
September. A presentation evening will be
up some of the world’s most inhospitable short films. So it’s no surprise to find such
terrain. A tremendous achievement for Andy, talent on our own doorstep. Watch out for held on Monday 21st September for all who
and a big disappointment for all who called Sam’s first blockbuster! complete the Challenge.
his bluff by sponsoring him - he’ll be round
after your money any day now! Summer Activity M on - 2 :3 0 - 7 :0 0
Tue 9 :3 0 - 1 :0 0 2 :0 0 - 5 :0 0
At getting on for 6000m above sea level, Kili W ed C lo s e d
is the highest peak in Africa and the highest Thu 9 :3 0 - 1 :0 0 2 :0 0 - 5 :0 0
We are holding a summer activity session in
free-standing peak anywhere, so, well, you F ri 9 :3 0 - 1 :0 0 2 :0 0 - 5 :0 0
the Library on Wednesday 5th August from
just have to climb it don’t you? Altitude Sat 9 :3 0 - 1 2 :3 0 -
2:30 - 3:30pm, with stories and crafts aimed
sickness hits everybody - even the guides
at children aged 5 to 8 years old. Tickets are
aren’t immune - but once over the initial
now available from Yaxley Library priced Renewals & enquiries:
shock to the system Andy’s body settled
(0345) 045 5225
down and after that it was merely painful! www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/library
SCAN is trying get Andy to write up his Seven Plus
experience, so watch this space!
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION
Readers of the Peterborough Evening
Telegraph will have been delighted to read
We have an active adult reading group who
meet in the Library once a month on a Friday Mobile Library
afternoon. The group is currently looking for
recently of the achievements of Sam
new members who enjoy reading and would
July 1st, 15th & 29th
Dovaston, Stilton’s own budding Spielberg.
like to make new friends while discussing 3:15-3:45pm
From an early age, Sam had taken an interest their latest read! All welcome! Please contact
in movies and movie-making, so it was a Yaxley Library for further information.
natural choice for him to take up film studies Photo: Peterborough
Outside The Talbot
at Sawtry Community College. Now, at 21, Evening Telegraph
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Contacting How to contact your
neighbourhood policing team:
the police We always like to hear from local residents,
so feel free to come and say hello when you
Many people are unsure of how to contact see us out on patrol.
LET’S ALL HAVE A SECURE AND PLEASANT HOLIDAY
the police, so to make things easier, we've
produced a handy guide to getting in touch:
We also hold regular police surgeries where
In an emergency, always dial 999. You you can pop in and have a chat in person.
should call 999 when: Our next surgery is at Stilton Church
You’re nicked! School Holidays A life is in danger Meeting Room, on Wednesday 2nd
Just to keep you all updated, as you may The school holidays are upon us; young A serious offence is in progress September, starting at 7:30pm.
have been aware, we were hit across Central people stay up later at night and boredom A suspect is at the scene
An alleged offender is identified at
Leave a message
Division with a spate of burglaries, both soon sets in. Most young people are
dwelling and non-dwelling. Officers have law-abiding, but sometimes we all do things any location You can also get in touch by calling 0345
arrested a male, who has been charged with that, with out realising it, can affect others. There is imminent likelihood of 456 456 4 and asking the operator to put you
three burglaries and has asked for 25 others This year I would like your help in combating violence / damage to persons or through to the Yaxley neighbourhood team.
to be taken into consideration. Since then the any antisocial behaviour early. Please let me property As you can imagine though, we're not always
number of burglaries has dropped. know early, as it is easier for me to deal with There is a serious road traffic in the office so your call may be put through
collision to an answering machine if we're all out on
Lock it up a problem in the early stages than a couple
of months down the line. For non-emergencies, and to report crime, patrol. We check our messages every day
I must, however, stress that we should not please call 0345 456 456 4. To provide and will get back to you within 24 hours if
get complacent. This spell of hot weather we BBQs & Parties required. If you're calling to report a crime
information about crime anonymously to the
are having is nice and I hope that you are all We often receive calls from people with police, please call Crimestoppers, an the switchboard operator will be able to put
enjoying it, but as I go around the area I regards to parties. These calls are mostly independent charity, on 0800 555 111. you through to someone who can help.
often see windows open, and sometimes because of the volume of music and/or the
doors. If you have your back open that’s fine time of night, or people leaving the party in You can also contact us and report crime
as long as you can see it; if you move to the early hours of the morning making too online via our website - visit
another room, please lock it. It only takes a much noise. Far be it from me to be a killjoy www.cambs.police.uk
couple of seconds, but less time for someone as I enjoy a drink and a good time like
to enter your property. If you have your everyone; all I ask is that we all have some
windows open - it does not matter if they are
the bottom or top ones, and you might only
be going to the shops for 5 minutes - please
consideration for our neighbours.
Let them know you're having a party, and
that they know they can come to you if they
Contacting our Local Police
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU...
shut and lock them.
find the music too loud. And please ask your
I have often seen cars parked with the guests to be considerate when leaving. Yaxley Office: 1 Queen Street Yaxley PE7 3JE
windows open. The window might only be If there are any problems I can help you with Call 0345 456 4564 and ask for the Yaxley office:
open an inch, but that's enough to help the
please contact me on my mobile: 07921 Ext: 4162: Yaxley Neighbourhood Policing Team Sgt. Karen Ingham
opportunist, if not to steal the car then 094828
Ext: 4171: Yaxley NPT Community Officers (Voice mail facility)
certainly to help themselves to any contents.
PCSO Barry Chamberlain Stilton and Villages: this
PC Sue Walker: 07889 499 066 h
PCSO Barry Chamberlain: 07921 094 828 somew
email:- any of the community team using
this example format: email@example.com
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Did you know? New Adult
September. The first session will be an
introduction; a chance to meet new mums
and dads and members of the health visiting
GP Patient Survey team. During the session we will discuss the
From the 1st of April the Government is to various health topics we will be covering
undertake a series of patient surveys every InHealth (Adult Audiology such as:
quarter. It is important that the questions are Service Provider for patients
answered honestly; if they are not, or are aged 18 and over)
Yaxley Group Practice answered inappropriately, future funding for From the 1st June, adult audiology services
in Peterborough have changed. InHealth will
Sleep and routines
patients' care will be jeopardised.
(01733) 240478 be providing NHS Adult Hearing Aid to name but a few.
Choose & Book (C&B)
Swine Flu This is a service that allows you to choose
your hospital or clinic and book an
Services, based at the new City Care Centre Please come and join us on Thursdays 11am
located on St John's Close, Thorpe Rd, - 12pm. A very friendly and relaxing group.
Swine flu is a new viral respiratory disease
caused by the H1N1 virus. appointment with a specialist. Since summer
2004, Choose & Book has been introduced Patients previously treated at the Edith
Swine flu has been confirmed in many across England. It was designed to involve Cavell Hospital will continue to receive at District Nursing Team
countries over several continents and is patients in taking decisions and making least the same level of care from InHealth.
We welcome District Nurse Jackie
spreading from human to human. This is the choices about their healthcare and to shape Letters have been sent asking permission for
Blackwood, who started on the 1st July. She
definition of a pandemic - it does not refer the services to fit with their lives. Referral old records to be transferred across.
will work with the team four days a week.
to the severity of the illness. and waiting list rules are rigid and therefore Arranging new aids will be significantly
do not always take into consideration quicker - with a turn round time of two weeks Registrars
Because it is a new virus, no one will have
patients’ personal preferences or wishes (e.g. promised by the end of the year! We also welcome Dr. Jas Bhatia, who joins
complete immunity to it and everyone could
be at risk of catching it. At present, the named consultant or long holiday). The If you require support, maintenance or repair us on the 5th August. He will be with us for
majority affected are younger people. The Practice performance in this area is measured of your fitted hearing aid you can contact a year. We hope he will enjoy his time with
by percentage of successful C&B referrals InHealth direct on: us at YGP.
symptoms include a high temperature,
cough, sore throat, aching joints and and by means of Choose & Book Patient Information and Customer We bid farewell to Dr. Sandra Rodrigues
headache. The vast majority of patients can questionnaires completed by the patients. Service - 0845 602 6918 who leaves on the 4th August. We wish her
be managed at home using Paracetamol Once again, funding for patient care depends (available 8am to 8pm) well for the future.
on the outcomes. or email:
Ibuprofen and drinking a lot of fluid.
The illness can be more severe if patients There are ever-increasing public care.com
have other illnesses such as heart, kidney, expectations of the General Practice, and Half Day Closing
liver or lung disease, or have cancer, or take rising targets from the government, which As before, replacement batteries can be
steroid tablets. In these situations a drug have a direct impact on the Practice funding issued from YGP. Alternatively, by The Practice will be closed on Wednesday
called Tamiflu may be taken. It would be and, in turn, on the services provided and contacting the above number, they can be 16th September from 1-5pm
sensible to ensure you have Paracetamol and quality of patient care received. We fear that posted direct to you. Bank Holiday Closure
Ibuprofen at home and possibly a the government will use this as a way of PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO The Practice will be closed for the Late
thermometer to measure your temperature. getting out of their obligations to fund full LONGER A NEED TO RETURN Summer Holiday on Monday 31st August
and high quality of care for our patients. YOUR OLD BATTERIES 2009. The Practice will be open on Saturday
If you suspect that you may have flu do not They talk about offering patients choice, but 29th August 2009 in the morning only
come to surgery unless you are advised to
do so. You can call the Swine Flu
then inform us that we should be reducing
our referrals and spending less on our
Cradle Club Carer Group Meeting
Information Line on 0800 1 513 513 to hear prescribing. Cradle Club is open to mums, dads and The next meetings of the Carer Support
the latest advice. If you are still concerned, babies (until your baby is mobile.) Group will be on Wednesdays 12th August
call your GP, or you can contact NHS Direct Cradle Club will not run through the school and 2nd September, from 2-4pm in the
on 0845 4647. holidays but will re-start on Thursday 3rd Health Education Room.
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Full of Beans
The last meeting of the Full of Beans exercise
Flowers Help the The Winners’
class before the August break will be on
Monday 27th July. We will recommence on Health Centre Podium!
Monday 7th September.
Up & Running !
Thanks to Mrs Evelyn Hart, Yaxley
Age Well Club Health Centre has purchased a bone
There will be no meetings of the Age Well density measuring device with the money
Club during August. The Club will she raised by selling flowers from her STILTON UNITED FC ARE WARMING UP
recommence on Tuesday 8th September. garden in Church Street.
Stilton United F.C have begun their Stilton United F.C have two adult men's
The September programme is available from preparation for the 2009/10 season. teams, which both compete in the
Linda in the Patients’ Library. Peterborough and District Football League.
Pre-season training sessions are being held
on Monday and Wednesday evenings at The first team will be playing in PDFL
6:45pm, and on Saturday mornings at Division One, and the Reserves in the PDFL
DANGER: DEEP WATER! 10:00am. Each session will be taking place combination Division 3.
at the playing field and will last Look out for the opening league fixtures in
approximately two hours.
next month’s SCAN. Then come along and
Any budding footballers out there are cheer them on!
STILTON LAKE - WHICH IS BEYOND THE encouraged to come along and get involved.
BRIDLEWAY GATE - IS NOT A SWIMMING POOL
AT THE EDGES IT IS 6 - 8 FEET DEEP AND IS LINED
WITH STICKY CLAY. ANYONE WHO FALLS IN - 9th Aug Blatherwick Lake 15/16 Aug Weekend in Derbyshire
AND THAT INCLUDES THE YOUNG AND FIT - 23rd Aug Yarwell - 11am start 6th Sept TBA
20th Sept Stumbling & Punting TBA 4th Oct Beachcombing
WOULD FIND IT NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO GET OUT
18th Oct Bluntisham 1st Nov Short Stumble TBA
WITHOUT A FULL RESCUE PARTY. AND THAT
All our regular walks are between 6 - 8 miles and meet at 10:00am at The Pump
WOULD ENDANGER OTHERS TOO.
For more information about Stumbling, visit http://stumblers.stilton.org
or call Jan on 07740 167377 (mobile) - or just turn up on the day with your boots on!
PLEASE KEEP AWAY AND WARN CHILDREN TOO.
EVEN IF WE GET MORE HOT WEATHER, STILTON Stilton and District Twinning Association
LAKE IS NOT THE PLACE TO GO FOR A SWIM.
London Christmas Shop,
Matinee performance of the stage musical 'Mamma Mia' !
Baldock fish and chips on the way back !
A Saturday in November
Contact: Chris Walford tel: 241376 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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What’s on in &
News from the Wellside Clinic
around Stilton !
Workers’ Educational Association - Yaxley Branch
Swine Flu Pandemic Identify at least two ‘flu friends.’ Flu
friends are neighbours, friends or
At the time of writing, the Secretary of State relatives who can help you if you
has just informed us that the UK has now
moved from the virus containment phase to
become ill. For example, they could
collect medicines, food and other
treatment phase. He advised that, in due supplies for you, so that you don't
have to leave home if you are ill.
course, the Government will be launching
the National Pandemic Flu Service. This If you do feel ill, you should stay
away from work or school, and avoid
in Western Art
service will support GPs nationwide in the
diagnosis of Swine Flu and the distribution leaving the house until you feel A ten-week course by Terry Sladden
of antiviral medication. It will allow people Commencing Tuesday 22nd September, from 7:30-9:00pm
Ensure scrupulous hygiene
with suspected Swine Flu to be diagnosed
and issued vouchers for antivirals via a
guidelines are followed. Although at The British Legion Club, Broadway, Yaxley
the UK has moved to a treatment
dedicated call centre, or online. phase for swine flu, it's important In this course, tutor Terry Sladden will be discussing the visual arts,
that people continue to do all they covering painting and sculptures which are notable, controversial and a delight.
We would like to assure our patients that we
have robust plans in place within the practice can to stop the virus from spreading. Since classical times, throughout the Renaissance, the Victorian age and into
to deal with the pandemic situation as it The key is to practice good modern times, art has offended and delighted us all. Come along and join the
progresses. If the situation evolves respiratory and hand hygiene. In course for an interesting guide through the world of art.
other words, remember to Catch it,
dramatically over the next few weeks or For more information, contact D Cleverley on (01733) 240010
Bin It, Kill It. Catch your sneeze in a
months it might be that some of our routine
tissue, place it quickly in a bin and
services will be disrupted, or even perhaps wash your hands and surfaces
temporarily suspended, but this will only regularly to kill the virus.
happen if and when it becomes necessary If you do develop any flu-like
Yaxley Flower Club
and appropriate to do so in order for us to symptoms, in the first instance you
ensure that we can continue to deliver should stay at home and telephone
essential healthcare services to the local either NHS Direct 0845 4647 or the
community. surgery 01487 830340 for advice.
17th Sept Lisa Howarth: ‘Any Old Iron’ 16th Oct Julie Woods: ‘Pass The
In the meantime, we would encourage all
patients to take note of the following points: Afternoon Closures 19th Nov Gill Shanks: ‘Christmas is 21st Jan
‘The Gardens of Burghley
All remaining training dates for the year have
now been confirmed and are as follows: Coming’ House’ - a talk by the Head Gardener
Wednesday 30th September 18th Feb Lisa Wiles: ‘It Shouldn’t 18th Mar Club AGM
Wednesday 14th October Happen to a Florist’
Tuesday 10th November
Contact: Helen Burton - (01733) 242198
Mrs Claire Wright, Practice Manager
Meetings are held at 7:30pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month (excl. Aug & Dec)
at the Yaxley British Legion, Broadway, Yaxley,
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THE ROTARY CLUBS OF PETERBOROUGH
We’re taking The Junction
FAMILY FUN DAY &
YOUTH TALENT CONTEST
to the Field / Skate Park
: D Drop-In
TI O N
Wed 5th August 7 - 9pm
SUNDAY 30th AUGUST 2009
Commences 1pm at 'Fortress Fengate' - The home of Peterborough Rugby Club
JU NC The Junction
Second Drove, Fengate, Peterborough PE1 5XA Wed 5th August 7 - 9pm
LOTS of Attractions - including:
Large inflatables Tombola,
T Tuck Shop - Pool - Xbox - PS2
Laser clay shooting Fun & Charity stalls
Golf competition Family Entertainment
Face painting PLUS Hog Roast & BBQ,
Side shows, Refreshments & licensed bar We live in a city. Mega Large Wide Game
We have Facebook.
Plenty of Activities
1 - 5pm YOUTH TALENT CONTEST But... Sun 6th Sept 6 - 8pm Free BBQ!
Entry forms from email@example.com Let’s meet and
or www.peterboroughminster.org/funday have a blast IN PERSON
Deanery Youth Barbeque
All secondary aged young people
5 - 7pm GRAND CHARITY AUCTION
Organised by PYP - Parishes Youth Project
Balloon ride, Furniture restoration Contact: Decca - 07791 168450 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Spanish villa rental Grand mirror www.junction-hub.org Find us on Facebook
Twickenham tickets Accountancy package
Laserforce Party ...and lots more!
7 - 9pm DADDY LONGLEGS
Rock & Roll Band
Advance Ticket prices:
1 Ticket £7: 2 Tickets £5 ea: 3 Tickets £4.50 ea: 4+ Tickets £4 ea
Ticket price includes parking (1 vehicle), Fun Day Entry,
Hog Roast/BBQ and complimentary tombola ticket
>> Free entry for under 5's <<
Tickets from:- Peterborough Tourist Information Office, Bridge Street
Laserforce Arena, Brook Street
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