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									Issue 291 Aug 2009          Stilton - twinned with St Christol lez Alès

             Movie Star !

OPEN FOR                    p7

LOCAL HEROES                p8


HALL EFFECT                 p5



  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
    SCAN is published by The Stilton Community Association. All articles, original artwork and the SCAN
    name & logo are copyright. All trade marks recognised. Views of contributors are not necessarily
    endorsed by The Stilton Community Association. Reprints available from the Editor on request.
    Editor:                    Advertising:             Production:                          Distribution:
    Olive Main 241206
    Advertising Rates:
                               Jan Woodward 243278
                               Monthly         Annual
                                                        Kelvin Davis 244140                  Carol Warren 242389
                                                                                                                                              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
                                                                                                                     Printed by:
    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:                                                                                                             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
                                                                                                                        29,    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                                   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

                                                                                                                         School Fees
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
                                                   Planning applications
                                                      20 Church Street
                                                                                                  Community Use
                                                                                                  (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
                                            District Council.
                                                                                                  Hire of ICT Suite (15 computers)
                                                                                                  £25.00 for the first hour and £5.00 for
                                                                                                                                                No Meeting in August
                                                           Next Meeting
                                                                                                  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.
                                                                                                  subsequent hours.
                                                                                                  Private Lettings
                                                                                                                                                 Take-a-Break or
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

              TRAIDCRAFT STALL
                                                                                                         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.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Finishing touches
                     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
                                                                                                                                                                                    notably furniture
                                                                                                                                   obvious what has
                                                                                                                                                                                    and blinds, but by
                   Saturday Aug 29th 10am to 12:30pm                                                                               changed,          so
                                                                                                                                                                                    September         the
                                                                                                                                   accurate has been
                  Monthly stall in the Church Meeting Room                                                                         the rebuilding. New
                                                                                                                                                                                    Meeting        Room
       Come and buy fair trade tea, coffee, chocolate, biscuits etc.                                                                                                                downstairs will be
                                                                                                                                   downpipes        and
    Catalogue available to order range of crafts, jewellery, clothes etc                                                                                                            available for hire by
                                                                                                                                   smart white double
                                                                                                                                                                                    small groups.
                                                  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                                                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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                         Local Heroes
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             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
                                                                                                                                                         Library News
                                                 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
                                                                                                                                                        Yaxley Library
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.
                                                                                                                                                              OPENING TIMES
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
                                                                                                  at £1.50.
                                                                                                                                                           (0345) 045 5225
down and after that it was merely painful!                                                                                                     

SCAN is trying get Andy to write up his                                                                    Seven Plus
                                                                                                         Reading Group
experience, so watch this space!
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.

                                                                                                   the police, so to make things easier, we've
                                                                                                   produced a handy guide to getting in touch:
                                                                                                                                                             Next Surgery
                                                                                                                                               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
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
                                                                                                                                                                      Keepere safe!
                                                                                                     PC Sue Walker:                      07889 499 066                    h
                                                                                                     PCSO Barry Chamberlain:             07921 094 828              somew
                                                                                                     email:- any of the community team using
                                                                                                     this example format:

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                                                       Did you know?                                    New Adult
                                                                                                                                                   September. The first session will be an
                                                                                                                                                   introduction; a chance to meet new mums

                                                                                                     Audiology Service
                                                                                                                                                   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
                                                                                                                                                       Baby signing
                                                 answered honestly; if they are not, or are              aged 18 and over)
                                                                                                                                                       Childcare options
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.
                                                                                                                                                             Staff News
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:
                                                                                                                                                            Diary Dates
Ibuprofen and drinking a lot of fluid.
The illness can be more severe if patients       There      are     ever-increasing     public
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.
                                                                                                   Stilton Stumblers
                                                                                                               Summer/Autumn Itinerary
     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
                                                                                           18th Oct       Bluntisham                   1st Nov      Short Stumble TBA
                                                                                              All our regular walks are between 6 - 8 miles and meet at 10:00am at The Pump
                                                                                                    For more information about Stumbling, visit
                                                                                            or call Jan on 07740 167377 (mobile) - or just turn up on the day with your boots on!
     EVEN IF WE GET MORE HOT WEATHER, STILTON                                                             Stilton and District Twinning Association
                                                                                                       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:

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                                                                                                                                                    What’s on in &
   Keeping Well
  News from the Wellside Clinic
                                                                                                                                                    around Stilton !
         (01487) 830340
                                                                                                         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
                                                                                                      Sensation, Shock
treatment phase. He advised that, in due             supplies for you, so that you don't
                                                     have to leave home if you are ill.
                                                                                                          & Scandal
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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                                                                                 We’re taking The Junction
                 FAMILY FUN DAY &
                                                                                 to the Field / Skate Park
                                                                                                                                                         UAL Club
                                                                                                                                                      : 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
                                                                                 Tuck Shop!
                                                                                                          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

                                                                                                                      BE ONE
           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                Let’s meet and
                         or                   have a blast IN PERSON
                                                                                                               Deanery Youth Barbeque
                                                                                                          All secondary aged young people
                                  Prizes include:
                                                                                                                 Organised by PYP - Parishes Youth Project
                Balloon ride,                     Furniture restoration                                    Contact: Decca - 07791 168450 or
                Spanish villa rental              Grand mirror                                         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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