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Benwick’s Bi-Monthly Community Magazine

Sept 2013

Benwick in Bloom update Benwick to get a Londis!

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New Bugle Website!

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At long last I have finally launched a new Benwick Bugle website. You can find out more about the new site on page 4. Another first for the Bugle is that I received two letters to the editor. You can read them on page 6, and if you have something to share – please get in touch.

EDITORIAL Editor: Adam Keppel-Garner 1 Lilyholt Road Benwick, PE15 0XQ 07584 057 228

Also in this edition, you can see one of the latest paintings by local artist Anita Davies. Many of her Benwick images are featured on the Lilyholt Road website, and you can see her latest on page 11. News that Benwick is soon to be getting a new village shop should have travelled fast, and we have an interview with Bharat who talks about his plans on page 8.

In This Edition... New Bugle Website 4 Letters to the Editor 6 New shop for Benwick 8 Local Events 10 PCSO Report 12 Turf Fen Charity 12 Benwick Sports 14 Benwick Dickensian Market 14 Funding Alert - Funding for Community Groups 16 Village Hall news 18 Population passes 1000 18 Benwick in Bloom 20 Benwick Forget-me-nots 23 Benwick Scout Update 24 Benwick Health 26 Benwick Ladies Club 27 ‘Ritings from the Rectory 29 Bygone Benwick 31



WEBSITE A new website for the Benwick Bugle has now been launched. Visitors to the website can access an archive of past editions of the Benwick Bugle, which thanks to former editor Jane Levicki, will soon go back to the very first edition in 2006. Also on the website are the advertising/contribution deadlines for future editions, as well other information on how to contribute to the Bugle. If you have friends or family who want to keep up with the latest in the village, send them to the website where they can read the latest editions online. The website will also feature articles from the Bugle, plus exclusive online content that couldn’t make it into the magazine. •


CHARITY TOMBOLA The Friends of Doddington Hospital are holding a charity tombola night at the Chatteris Working Mens Club on October 21st. Doors open at 6:30 with eyes down at 7:30. There are some great prizes and everyone is welcome, so please come along to help raise money to benefit your local hospital.

Anyone interested in volunteering to help raise money for this charity please contact Ruth Ashman on 01354677341 or by e-mail:•


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR TOO MUCH BARKING? Over many months now the residents of Benwick have had to put up with dogs barking and howling which sometimes has been persistent for hours during the day, most of the evening, and even during the middle of the night. During these hot periods that we have been experiencing, most of us have had our windows open to keep us cool and aid our sleeping but this has not always been possible due to the persistent barking of these dogs. Many young children are unable to get to sleep or are woken up by the barking so parents are having their relaxation time interrupted to comfort the children and when they go to bed they can’t sleep either. Surely these dog owners are aware that this may be happening in and around where they live and as the barking is very loud I would imagine most of the village could be woken up by these dogs, I say dogs because when one starts others quite often follow suit. Please dog owners this column 6

is hopefully making you aware of the problems caused by barking dogs and that you may try to train them not to bark constantly but only when necessary and not for no reason. I have found a website that may help deal with this without incurring any costs to the dog owners which is: . I hope this helps so we can have a relatively peaceful environment. • - Anonymous [Ed- You can read the full letter on the new Benwick Bugle website,]

If you have something to say, then you can e-mail the Bugle on or via letter to 1 Lilyholt Road.

THANK YOU My name is Debbie Scott & I live/ lived at 11, Chapel Gardens. I would like just to thank absolutely everyone for their kindness & support for the arson attack on my & formerly Gerald’s lovely home. Especially the man in the red T-Shirt, (I apologise for not getting his name, (Paul?), who was at my gate when I virtually threw my Pudd (dog), in his arms. I am temporarily being re-housed by Roddens who have been so very helpful. Thank-you to Everyone again.& I apologise to my nearest neighbours for all of the inconvenience. • - Debbie Scott


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BENWICK Planning permission has been granted for a new village shop, on the corner of Lilyholt Road and the High Street. Bharat Sisodiya, who runs the shop in Manea spoke to The Benwick Bugle about his plans for a new shop. “I want to open a shop in Benwick because I like small villages and the village way of life as people are always friendly and have a very close community.” Bharat said. Benwick is also not too far from Manea for me to run the two businesses.” The shop, which Bharat hopes will open early next year, will be the first village shop since the old shop and post office closed in August 2007.


The building will include two small flats, and work is hoped to start by the end of September. Like his Manea store, Bharat has indicated the shop will be a Londis. “The store will be a convenience shop and sell a range of everyday shopping including fresh fruit and veg, frozen food, greeting cards, newspapers, off licence alcohol, medicines and national lottery too” Bharat continued. “It will also include a Pay Point where villagers will be able to pay bills, and we are looking into the Post Office after we open – but I cannot promise if I will get permission for this.” The Bugle will keep you updated as the village gets closer to once again having a village store. •

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What: Harvest Supper When: 28th Where: Benwick Village Hall Harvest Supper with entertainer Tom Kennedy. £7.50 What: Harvest Songs of Praise When: 29th 10:30 am Where: Benwick Village Hall


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ART BY ANITA Talented local artist Anita Davies has had her sketchbook out in Benwick again, this time with a painitng showing the site of the new village shop. Anita posted the painting on her online blog and one of the Benwick facebook groups with the caption “The old shed behind the memorial was demolished a couple of weeks after sketching this scene, to make way for a shop. Glad I managed to capture the ‘before’ and hope to go back and capture the ‘after’ once the shop is built.” You can view more of Anita’s Benwick pictures online at: bit. ly/17bAbQQ•

CYCLE RACE TO COME AGAIN The organisers of the cycle race which flew through the village in June are hoping to stage a second race in June 2014. Fenland District Councillor Gary Swan told the Cambs Times: “Many of the racers said that racing in the Fens was completely different to what they were used to.” “We are already starting to organise next year’s event, which we hope will be bigger and better with more teams and riders” “For a first time event we felt it went really well, and the teams who took part were over the moon with it” •


PCSO REPORT Local PCSO Sally Mitchell has provided the latest policing information for the village. In August the police were called to Fields View for Criminal Damage when a window was broken, whilst on the High Street there was the theft of a bike. Many people are most likely aware of the arson attack down Chapel Gardens, following which a 15 year old from March was arrested. Police were called to Alpha Close following a property being egged. Sally also carried out ‘speedwatch’ in the village on the 7th August where 42 vehicles were logged and 3 offenders reported exceeding the 30mph speed limit along Doddington Road.

TURF FEN CHARITY Benwick residents in need of a helping hand in hard times can turn to Turf Fen Charity for some financial assistance. The Charity can help people living in Benwick with grants towards utility bills, rent, council tax, food, clothing and other essential items. All applications are confidential and assessed on a case by case basis. If you, or someone you know, would benefit from a grant, you can apply using the application form on the Lilyholt Road website, or by contacting the secretary of the charity Lyn Keppel-Spoor on 677 494.•

It was repeated again on August 22nd where 120 vehicles were logged, but this time no offenders caught speeding. On 23rd August Sally carried out cycle-coding to protect bicycles against theft, where four people came to get their bikes coded. • 12




MARKET by Pat Tickner

by Mark Tyler July 6th seems such a long time ago! We were blessed with sunny weather and a good crowd of supporters for the children taking partin the Village Sports Day and it certainly seemed like everyone present was having fun either competing, spectating or partaking ofthe sideshows and barbecue. The winners this year were: Andrew Twigg (Junior Boy); Emily Hiskey & Kiera Swanson (Junior Girls); Connor Rose (Intermediate Boy); Alice Abey (Intermediate Girl); Callum Fountain (Senior Boy) and Kimberley Robinson (Senior Girl) The half-mile winners were Kyle Bowling and Tazmin Kirk, whilst Alex Curse and Kimberley Robinson won the mile race. The shield winners are Andrew Twigg, Emily Hiskey and Kiera Swanson who will receive the shields at the start of the school term.

The Benwick Residents Association are now taking bookings for the stall for the Dickensian Market which this year will be held on Saturday November 16th outside the Five Alls as usual. If any group or person would like a stall please contact one of the committee, Richard Emmitt, Lyn Keppel-Spoor or myself for further details. The stalls this year are £15 and booking forms are available anytime. We have all the usual entertainment already booked and in place so now is the moment to sort out the stalls. •

Some of our committee members are standing down this year, so if you would like to help keep the tradition alive, please join us at our AGM (date to be confirmed) • 14

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THE VILLAGE HALL by Pat Tickner The trustees of the village hall are, in the main, getting on in years now and we would appeal for some younger people to join us and perhaps give us a lead on what events would appeal to the youth in our village. Anyone over the age of 18 can become a trustee and give some time to encouraging the use of the hall. Most of the evenings are used by scouts, Tang su do and Forget me Nots, with the school using the hall most days during term time as a gym for the children but there are times such as some Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings when extra events can be arranged. We will be trying out the cinema again in late September or October and if there is any film that you would like to see please let one of the trustees know.

Any of the trustees will be pleased to give you further details of this evening and take your bookings for any of the events listed above I do hope that you have all enjoyed a good holiday over the summer especially with the weather being so kind to us.•

POPULATION PASSES 1000 Results from the 2011 census show that the population of Benwick has risen 32% in 10 years from 860 in 2001 to 1137 in 2011. The population rise is most likely due to the two new developments of Fields View and Heron Way. According to the census, Benwick had 548 males and 589 females, with a population density of 0.9 people per hectare.

This is the first time the population has passed 1000. In 1801, the first recorded population statistic shows Benwick had a population of The main events coming up in the 346, which changed little until 1821 next couple of months are on page when it was recorded at 514. By 10. 1851 it had increased to 850, and it continued to fluctuate between 700 I do hope that we will see more of and 850 for the next 150 years. The you at our events and look forward village now has double the number to seeing you at our Harvest Supper of residents it had 30 years ago.• 18



IN BLOOM by Jill Hindle Judging for the Anglia in Bloom competition took place on Tuesday 9th July. A full presentation was held at the Five Alls, displaying a complete portfolio of Benwick in Bloom from July 2012 onwards. The judges were very impressed with all our endeavours and showed particular interest in the school project and gardening club, where they met several of the children.

Plants, Rosewood Nursery, Wistow Fen, Sainsbury, The Five Alls and Westfeild Nurseries. We would also like to thank Janet Fountain and Tracey Phillips for their support, as well as all Benwick residents who have given us so much encouragement with our projects – especially those who helped with watering during our beautiful summer weather. •

The competition results will be announced at an awards ceremony on 10th September, and you can find out how Benwick did in the next edition! There are a whole host of businesses we would like to thank, Deflands, Doddington Garden Centre, Mega 20

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FORGET-ME-NOTS by Janet Fountain First of all thank you to everybody who bought a copy of the photo quiz and well done to all those who returned them. The winner was Shirley Murrell of 13 High Street, who scored 90. The full answers are on page 33. Our July meeting was a quiz followed by cheese and wine and this was very well attended. In August the speaker was Mr. Chris Donaldson from the East Anglian Air Ambulance. He was both informative and interesting and made us aware of the need to raise funds for this facility which anyone of us could benefit from at anytime.

September. On 18th September tenpin bowling has been arranged at Guyhirn and on 3rd October the meeting will be a sausage supper with entertainment – this costs just £5. In November we have an outing to Wicksteed Park on the 21st. This includes a lunch, Christmas Show and afternoon tea. The cost is £30 for members, and £31 for non-members. We welcome new members and visitors are welcome. All of our outings are open to all, so if you would like to come along please give me a call on 677 228.•

Recent outings have been to Caithness Crystal at Kings Lynn and on to Hunstanton for the afternoon and Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey) in Berkshire. The latter was really well supported and we had an excellent day out. Numbers were down for the Tea Dance but those who went enjoyed a cream tea and a great time. We had an afternoon mystery tour and meal out on August 21st, and our Harvest Festival was held on 5th


BENWICK SCOUT UPDATE by Rod Glen In August two of our Scouts (Chris Beevor and Luca Fiore) hiked the Scout Trail from Brownsea Island (where Baden-Powell held the very first Scout camp) to the national Scout HQ at Gilwell Park, near Epping. The total distance covered was 220 miles, with overnight stops at scout campsites and scout huts along the way. This was a joint expedition with 10 other Scouts from 2nd March Scout troop. The expedition was a great success with all the Scouts completing the hike.Though they did do most of the journey on a riverbus on the Thames – I think that’s cheating as I spent most of that day in the van stuck in traffic on the M25!

Chris Beevor and Luca Fiore the use of a Mercedes van free of charge for the two week expedition. We would like to thank them for their generosity. Chris and Luca gained sponsorship and raised nearly £700 which will be split between the Scout Group and the Association for Young People with ME. We are still seeking dynamic and enthusiastic people to be Group Chairman, a Treasurer and leaders to help with Scouts.

Every the Scout Association helps 400,000 young people in the UK Graham Stribley, Vanessa Grange, enjoy new adventures; to experience Courtney Stribley and Jamie Wilding the outdoors; interact with others, from 2nd March and Benwick Group gain confidence and have the Scout Leader Rod Glen provided opportunity to reach their full adult support for the expedition, potential. Scouting is about doing navigating and accompanying the great things, loving and enjoying walkers, transporting all the heavy the great adventures and helping kit from site to site and cooking the others to do the same. So what are meals. Intercounty Tuck & Van of you waiting for? Join the adventure Peterborough generously provided today and make a difference! • 24

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This month we will be looking at various types of headaches and how they present differently. We hope the knowledge gained will help you understand your symptoms better. Headaches can be divided into primary and secondary types. Primary headaches are not associated with an underlying health problem, whilst secondary headaches are attributed to various health problem, alcohol or medication. There are 3 main types of primary headache: Cervicogenic (cervico-neck, genic-originating): Patients describe these as a nonthrobbing ache over one side of the head. This is caused by irritation of joints in your neck due to wear and tear, bad posture, sleeping or minor trauma. Hence, neck movements aggravate the headache.

scalp muscles resulting in a tension headache. Migraines Patients describe these as a severe pounding or throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head. There tends to be an awareness of a headache arising and maybe associated with visual or audio disturbances. There is no clear cause, although the main theory is related to the control of the smaller blood vessels that supply the brain and its covering. Osteopathy helps by removing any tension in the muscles or stiffness in the joints that are linked to the head, we are able to improve the blood flow to and from the head, release any tension in the nerves which supply the head or neck. allow the head/neck to move easier and reduce any strain patterns into the head/neck.

In addition, we also work with you to, where necessary, modify your lifestyle to manage the headaches better. Improvements in any one of these Tension areas will help your body cope with the Patients describe these as a dull ache headache better, thus reducing your with constant pressure around the symptoms. We do not propose a front, top and sides of the head. Bad miracle cure, our aim is simply to posture, stress or even pent up anger maximize your bodies potential. Your can increase tension in the neck and body will do the rest. • 26

BENWICK LADIES CLUB by Brenda Richards The Ladies Club had a great evening in July listening to some strange and funny stories of life in the Fens from Polly Howatt. This include some interesting facts on childbirth. Did you know that women living in remote locations would often summon help from distant neighbours by hanging a white sheet out of their windows? Women were also given poppy cake to eat during childbirth – so no doubt they ended up as high as a kite. I do wonder if this was followed by the babies suffering withdrawal symptoms!


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We did not meet in August, but are now anticipating an enjoyable time seeing a slideshow and hearing a talk from the head gardener at Peckover House on September 16th at 7:30pm. Wine is on the menu on October 21st with a Wine Tasting and Harvest Supper lead by Carl Gobie. We welcome new members and visitors at any time. It’s only £2.50 for a normal meeting, or £3.00 for a meeting with catering.•

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‘RITINGS FROM THE RECTORY Rev Kevin Fitzgibbon Have you got questions about life? Many of us have big unresolved questions ‘what am I doing here?’ or ‘what is life really all about?’ and many others like these. Often we are too busy living life, trying to keep up, that we tend to ignore the big picture and live for the minute or the day. If we are honest those big questions are important and they nag away at us in the background. Well, we have good news for you, the famous world renowned Alpha Course is coming to our group of churches starting in October. Twenty million people up and down our land and around the world have attended an Alpha Course and have found it to be a great place to ask those big questions and to see how Jesus can provide some answers that really make sense in today’s world.

the question ‘Is there more to life than this?’ you can then if you wish sign up to attend the Alpha Course for the next ten weeks on Thursday evenings in St. Peter’s. The format of an Alpha evening is we start with a cooked meal, then a talk by a national Christian teacher from a big London church, followed by a chance to ask your questions and discuss the evening’s theme. For some Alpha has proved to be literally life transforming, for some a dormant or part formed Christian faith has burst into life, for others they find themselves better informed and to have had a good experience. There is no charge for attending the Alpha course but we are happy to receive donations towards the cost of putting it on. If you are interested why not come along to the taster evening at 7pm on Thursday 3rd October in St. Peter’s church, Wimblington. We need you to get in touch and book your place for catering purposes, to do so or for more information please email me or telephone me on 01354 680969.

Alpha provides a safe and friendly place to explore the Christian faith and ask questions big or small. There will be a taster evening on I hope to see you on Alpha. • Thursday 3rd October in St. Peter’s Church at Wimblington addressing


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not being on the electoral register can affect your credit rating. If we do not receive a response, canvassers will be out door knocking non-responding properties to obtain information from late November 2013 till January 2014. If once you have responded your circumstances change, or you do not receive a form, or you have a query about registration, please contact the Electoral Services team. To contact Electoral Services call 01353 654321 or email:•

BYGONE BENWICK Continuing our look at the pubs which once lined the High Street, this month we are looking at the Bell Inn. Reputedly it was once known as the Blue Bell. The Bell was a thatched beer house which was only a couple of doors down from the Boot and Slipper. In Florence Sismey’s memoirs, she suggests that it may have been one of the oldest village inns. The first recorded landlord was Thomas Chapman in 1871, although the pub was clearly much older. It soon passed into the hands of Alfred and Edith Stokes. The Stokes family ran the Inn for over 50 years, as it passed to Charles Stokes in the early 1900’s. •

Florence Sismey also recalled that iron hooks, with shafts around 12ft long were kept at the Bell. These were used for pulling the burning thatch from buildings in the village. In 1908 a clubhouse was added to the building. The pub closed in the mid-twentieth century, but the building remains – Bell House, 4 High St. •

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Part of the June celebrations for the Bridges, Boats and Bikes was a Photography Competition. First prize of ÂŁ20 and a Photography training DVD went to Paul FrankRyan, whose picture is featured, whilst 2nd went to Hope Rose and 3rd Alex Glen, who both received two DVDs. The competition was judged by Helen Drake and Caroline Eley. 32

PICTURE QUIZ RESULTS A Forget-me-not fundraiser had the village scratching its head and saying “I know him, it’s thingy! 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33

Clare Balding Daniel Craig Richard Burton Elizabeth Taylor Anna Wintour Patrick Moore Helen Mirren Nigella Lawson Alan Whicker Freddie Mercury Jacob Zuma Fiona Bruce Neil Armstrong Dominique Strauss-Kahn Rowan Williams Martin Luther King Marge Simpson Bear Grylls Jeremy Paxman Jane Austen Jattoe Jacques Father Christmas Ellie Simmonds Mary Beard Tutankhamun Tenzing Norgay Benedict XVI Angela Merkel Queen Victoria Michelle Dockery Clara Bow Maria Callas Oprah Winfrey

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Launched at the village BBQ by the Bridge in June, the photo quiz cost just £1 to enter and all funds went to the Forget-me-Not group. You can find out who won on page 23, and below are the answers you’ve been waiting for. •

Marlene Dietrich Barack Obama Nicola Adams ET Margaret Hodge Lady Gaga Ranganer Herath EL James Kevin Pietersen Benedict Cumberbach Queen Anne Sister Wendy Nigel Slater Wilfriend Zaha Toad Andrew Mitchell Victoria Coren Winston Churchill Nigel Farage Mo Farah Princess Beatrice Brian Cox Hillary Clinton Nat King Cole Boris Johnson Joyce diDonato Joanna Lumley Paul Cezanne Salman Rushdie Jennifer Saunders Nadine Dorries Margot Fonteyn Victoria Wood Stirling Moss

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Dawn French Davy Jones Sue Lawley King Henry VIII Griff Rhys Jones David Hockney Darcey Bussel Tippi Hedren Jools Holland Park Geun-Hye Sandi Toksvig Ronnie Barker Jessica Ennis Cristina Fernandez Mary Berry Pauline Collins Claire Danes Arvo Part Petula Clark Johnny Depp Queen Elizabeth II Alison Balsom Billy Connolly Billie Piper Ophelia Johnny Depp Orlando Bloom Kate Humble Lady Gaga Pipa Middleton Mia Farrow Nicole Kidman Andy Murray Mitsuko Uchida


VILLAGE CONTACTS Benwick Parish Council Clerk: Jacquie Richardson 677 856 benwickparishcouncil. Benwick Village Hall & Benwick Residents Association Patricia Tickner 677279 Benwick in Bloom Jill Hindle 677141 Benwick Scout Group Rod Glen 677799 The Forget-Me-Nots Janet Fountain


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The September / October 2013 edition of the Benwick Bugle

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The September / October 2013 edition of the Benwick Bugle