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Volume I I Issue V Nov/Dec 2011

Regular Sections

In the Garden Nov/Dec Film Listings ‘Ritings from the Rectory

Local Events

Community Updates

The Parish Council Friends of Benwick Church Become a School Governor The Forget-Me-Nots

Race Night Dickensian Market Queen’s Diamond Jubilee FOBC Christmas Bazaar





hristmas is just around the corner (well, nearly) and so I first want to take the opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Christmas, and thank everyone who has supported the Bugle since I took it over. There are plenty of updates inside, Tony Richardson of the Parish Council has us updated with all the latest goings on. Janet Fountain of the ForgetMe-Nots tells us what they have been up to, and we are introduced to the new Rector at Doddington Kevin Fitzgibbon. There is also news on the Queens Jubilee next year, and the Benwick Dickensian Market in November.

Adam Keppel-Garner

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Local Trades Race Night Information Friends of Benwick School Local Events Be a School Governor Benwick Dickensian Market Queen’s Diamond Jubilee The Parish Council Update In The Garden The Forget-me-Nots Up The Pub Scout Group News ‘Ritings from the Rectory Quick Christmas Puzzle

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Nov/Dec Film Listings Scout Committee Vacancy For Sale on Facebook Village Contacts


Submissions & Advertising All Benwick groups and induviduals are welcome to submit articles and photographs for inclusion in the Bugle. Charities and Non-Profit groups are entitled to a 25% discount on rates. 10% discount offered for upfront booking of ads for 3+ months. Ads must be paid for before print. Cheques payable to Adam KeppelGarner. Ads accepted in any format, ad design service avaliable free. Deadline Editor

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Race Night


he Village Sports Committee would like to invite you all to our inaugural Race Nite on November 12th, to be held at the School from 7.30pm. Come and have a flutter on the Geegees and potentially go home with more money than you came with! We are in the process of contacting local businesses to sponsor each race – so if you like the idea of the “(Insert your business name here) Steeple chase or the “Smith Family Handicap” then you can be famous for the night for £20!

Individuals or families may also like to be owners or jockeys (for £10 and £5). The winners of each race will take 50% of the takings in each class. Anyone wishing to beat the rush on the night can contact Mark or Mary beforehand (on 677373) to choose the nags they wish to own or ride! Bring your own nibbles and drinks!


Join the FOBS Monthly Draw For the opportunity to win £100 (1st prize) or £50 (2nd prize) join the Friends of Benwick School Monthly Draw. 75% of the money raised is given as prize money, and the rest goes straight to th school. The money helps pay for additional benefits that the school can not normally provide, such as educational trips and extra equipment. To join, either calll Teresa Goulding ( 677629) or complete this form and hand it to the school office FAO FOBS. I / We would like to enter the FOBS monthly draw. I / We would like ……. entry/ies per month and would like to pay monthly / yearly / other. I would like to start from the month of……………… and enclose my / our first payment (cheques made out to Friends of Benwick School please).

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Friends of Benwick School


fter four years of being on the FOBS committee, Teresa and Neil Goulding stood down after deciding it was time for some fresh faces and new ideas around the table. We have had a great time helping to give the children something extra and wanted to thank everyone in the village for your help and generosity over the years in helping us in the good work. It is very rewarding to see those no longer directly involved with the school still willing to play a part by attending the various events or taking part in the monthly draw.

Annual General Meeting The AGM was held on Monday 26th September and with a lot to do, we were pleased to have a very good turnout. The duly elected 2011 committee is:

We wish the new team every success this year and in the future and are sure that you will continue to give them the support they need.

Thu Nov 3rd – Second Hand Clothes Collection FOBS will be staging another second hand clothes collection on Thursday November 3rd. Please could you bring along any unwanted second hand clothes, shoes and household linen, in half-filled dustbin bags (shoes in separate bags please), from 9am to the side room of the village hall. All funds raised will be used directly for the benefit of the Benwick Primary schoolchildren.

Chair Vice-Chair Secretary Treasurer

Liz Gray Jess Wood Nikki David Emma Hiskey

In addition to electing the new committee, a number of events were planned.

Monthly Draw Results June 2011 1st Prize Mr R Brown £100 2nd Prize Marilyn Frost £50 July 2011 1st Prize Andrew Cade £100 2nd Prize Mrs Lisa Dennis £46.25 August 2011 1st Prize Helen Drake / B Coulson £100 2nd Prize Mr P Phillips £46.25 Please come along and support our stalls at the Dickensian Market and at Funds Raised: the Christmas Bazaar. Monthly Draw (Jun – Aug) £147.50


Local Events November


What: Forget-me-Nots Bingo When: 3rd 7:15pm Where Benwick Village Hall

What: FOBC Christmas Bazaar When: 3rd 2pm-4pm Where Benwick Village Hall Annual Bazaar with numerous stalls and games.

What: Skylark Firework Display When: 5th 4pm-10pm Where Skylark Showground Firework Display and Funfair, along with Music in a giant marquee. Children: £3.00 Adults: £6.00. What: Festival of Swans When: 12th-13th Where: Welney Wetland Centre The return of 9000 Bewick swans to the fens. Swan feeds at 3.30pm both days, or floodlit feeds at 6.30pm.

What: Victorian Xmas Carol Concert When: 10th 7pm Where St. Mary’s Church, Doddington Tickets are £5.00 for adults, £2.50 for children. Victorian Carols by the March and District Amateur Operatic Society. What: BRA’s Tombola When: 16th 7:30pm Where Benwick Village Hall

What: Benwick Dickensian Market When: 19th 12-5 Where: Near the Five Alls More Info: See page 12 What: Benwick Butterflies Shopping Night When: 17th 6pm-9pm More Info: See right What: Christmas Light Swtich on When: 25th Where: March Town Centre


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ave you ever considered becoming a school governor? School governors are people who wish to make a positive contribution to children’s education. Governors are volunteers who work with the professional staff to ensure children get the best education the school can provide. They have an involvement in all aspects of school life, and carry out their duties by reading reports, asking questions and attending meetings. Schools benefit from having governors who represent all aspects of the local community and this is where you could fit in. • Can you spare some time? • Do you enjoy working as part of a team? • Are you interested in serving the local community? If the answer is YES then please get in touch.

Benwick Primary School Aims are: 1. We value and celebrate confidence in ourselves as individuals, knowing that we can make our own contribution to the world 2. We understand the importance of respecting each other and members of our community and taking responsibility for our environment 3. We strive to instil a love of life long learning 4. Learning will be creative, exciting and fun Benwick Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If you are interested and would like more information please contact Mrs Mary Tyler Clerk to the Governors via the school office (tel: 01354 677373) or by email:

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Saturday 19th November 12:00-17:00 The Five Alls: Benwick Market Stalls – Santa’s Grotto Face Painting - Entertainment Hog Roast – Soup & Bread Tea & Coffee


The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee


012 sees the Queen’s 60th year on the throne and it is now time to decide how the village should celebrate. The Parish Council has already been awarded £1000 from Fenland DC to help support an event, and a few ideas have been put forward. They would like to hear from everyone so that we can have the best event possible for the day. Their suggestions (and a couple of my own) are below. If you have any of your own - let everyone know. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Commemorative Clock Commemorative Garden on Pound Picnic/Street Party Decorated Houses Competition 1950’s Dance Night Floats around Village Sports Afternoon for Children Sports Day for Adults and Children Commemorative Garden on St. Mary’s Church Yard

Get your voice heard: • The Ben Wick facebook profile has a Poll where you can vote • Contact any of your Councillors • Use the contact form on www.

Villagers gather for the Coronation of King Edward VII one hundred years ago.

• Give me a call/e-mail and I will pass your comments on • Go to the council’s December meeting (6th) and let them know your ideas in Public Time (7:30pm) 13

The Parish Council The last few months have been a busy time for your Councillors, not just with our continuing support for local village issues and needs, but also as we address the challenges with the impending ‘Localism Bill’ and as FDC consult on their new ‘20 year Communities Development plan for the district’. Let’s look at some of the things the Council have been up to. Queen’s Diamond Jubilee 2012 We will be receiving a grant of £1,000 to help the village celebrate the Jubilee next year. To this end, we have already been in discussion with several other groups within the Village, to gather ideas as to how we should celebrate and to ask them if they want to get involved. For more on this see page 13.

like to take part in. Two of your Parish Cllrs, Gill Thomas & Lyn Keppel Spoor, volunteered to support this initiative. Following on from this, we now have proposals from FDC/CCC to deliver an every other week youth club (either in the Village hall or in a specially prepared bus), starting in late October, for the next year. We will be discussing the ongoing support for this at next months PC meeting and details will be published in the Bugle. Cremation Area I appreciate this subject can be upsetting, but our existing cremation area was in danger of becoming full and we decided it also needed a revamp. To this end we have purchased new slabs, edging and shingle to extend the area and improve its appearance. The work has now been completed, thanks to the voluntary labour of your Cllrs, Reg Few and Kevin Sutton together with former Cllr Howard Langford and myself. We hope you like the new look?

Youth Engagement Fenland and Cambridgeshire County Councils have recently recognised that Benwick is lacking in youth provision. After discussion with the PC a Benwick Explorers consultation event was held in Following the sudden closure of the village hall with youngsters the Benwick Explorers Group to ascertain what they would (Fen Tigers), your PC together → 14

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with District & County Cllrs and your local M.P., Steve Barclay, have added their support to the Village Scout leaders for the reopening of this unit. Following on from recent meetings with the District Commissioner, we hope to have some good news in the near future. FACT Following consultation with the PC, FACT have now established door-to-door, weekly transport services from Benwick to; Wisbech, Peterborough and March. Give them a call on 01354 661234.

Public Open Space Having recognised we have deficiency in Public Open Space and in line with the Parish Plan, we have enlisted the support of Steve Barclay and have been talking to members of BAFC to see if we can secure an area that can be used for community use. This is a long term project, but I recently attended a funding, day with organisations such as, The Big Lottery fund, Sport for England, WREN etc. and the feedback was positive. Golden Age Emergencies Engagement with FDC to establish a community emergency plan. “All prices on website”

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British Legion The Royal British Legion thanked the Parish for their donation of £39.07 which was raised during the mooring opening.

ments without encroaching on the positive reserves established during recent years. We are advised by FDC that repairs to the fencing around the basketball base in the park have now been completed.

Broadband CCC/FDC is investing heavily in broadband for the area, starting The Negatives at the north of the county, so Benwick should be amongst the FDC Core Strategy first to benefit. I have to report that FDC’s Core Strategy for the next 20 years, Nene Parade Initial repairs have been under- has little to offer for rural villages like Benwick, despite the taken to the road and around the footbridge, whilst we await fact that the document itself the planned implementation of acknowledges that 25% of Fenflood defences along the course land’s stakeholders live outside the market towns. of the Old Nene and improvements to the footpath. The major focus appears to be on the expansion of the market Public Footpaths An initial Parish Map of Benwick towns, such as Wisbech, March, ‘Rights of Way’, have been sent Whittlesey and Chatteris, where to the Bugle will be published in they plan to grow housing by around 20-25% and hopefully the January edition. encourage new employment Village Hall / Benwick Church - opportunities and improve the We continue to work to finalise transport infrastructure. Sadly, I fear this will offer little benefit the legal agreement, but it is to parishioners as we have limexpected that work will comited opportunity to access these mence shortly. towns via our current transport links, The finances of Benwick Parish Council remain in a healthy In addition, it is clear that FDC condition as we endeavour to have significant issues in → deliver services and 17

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supporting the districts need for affordable housing (rented/ housing association property) and it is clear their strategy is to rely on taxing developers to deliver such through an increased level of contribution; this may prove to be unachievable and in the long term detrimental to local trade’s people. Your Parish Council, through an extraordinary meeting, has considered these plans and forwarded its views accordingly. You can view these minutes on the village noticeboard or on

improve performance next year. Similarly we are reviewing the performance of the new cemetery contractor and hopefully we will again see improvements next year. Overall though I must state, these new contractual arrangements have resulted in a significant reduction in the Parish Councils overheads for the next 3 years. Finally As I said at the start of this report, this has been a busy time; your Parish Cllrs have had to engage in numerous additional meetings and activities above and beyond there regular monthly meetings and I hope you will join me in thanking them for their steadfast and voluntary commitment to the support of the village?

Verge Cutting I appreciate that some of you may have concerns over the standard of verge cutting around the village, but we have had to engage new contractors as our grants for such have been cut by 25% this year. I have recently had meetings with the contracYours Truly, tor and he has accepted that areas have been missed (as they Tony Richardson are still learning the area), but Chair: Benwick Parish Council he has also been unable to cut certain areas due to the locality (P.S. mine’s a beer lol) of private cars. We have agreed that he will advise in future, dates of cuts so that you are aware and can relocate your vehicles accordingly. We will continue to review and look to 19

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to keep the soil frost-free. This In the Garden bases will allow them to take up moisture


y the time you read this we will probably have experienced the first frosts of the coming winter. After the extremely harsh winter of 2010-11, during which many people lost much prized and long established plants, I thought it would be appropriate to look at the ways in which you can prepare your garden for the winter ahead. During the last twenty five years that I have been gardening we had not had a really tough winter until the last one So plants that my parents always considered tender, such as Hebe, Cabbage Palms and Pampas shave been left to fend for themselves, unprotected, and with disastrous results. Here are some pointers on how you can protect your plants from the worst this year: - Plants that are trained against walls or tender plants growing in the open ground can be protected with simple, fleece-covered frames. Tender bulbs, corms and tender, herbaceous plants should be covered with a thick mulch of manure, straw or old leaves to prevent the soil from freezing. In the spring, new shoots can be protected with a loose layer of straw or a bellcloche.

during periods of cold weather and stop them from becoming dehydrated. - If you have a greenhouse then tender plants that are in pots can be moved inside to keep the frost off. - Protect the crowns of tree ferns and insulate their trunks by wrapping them in layers of fleece or hessian stuffed with straw. Cordylines and palms should be treated similarly, by tying their leaves into bunches, to protect their crowns. - Protect low-growing plants from wet weather by covering them with a sheet of glass or a cloche and surrounding them with a layer of gravel or grit, to ensure swift drainage. - For pots that are too heavy to move and for those of you that have nowhere to put them, wrap the pots in bubble wrap or old carpet to protect the roots from freezing and protect the upper plant as detailed above. Merry Christmas to you all.

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n September 1st we held our Harvest Festival. The service was taken by members of Peterborough Salvation Army who also led the singing of hymns. Besides our own members we had visitors from Coates and Christchurch clubs and everyone enjoyed light refreshments. Mr. Dennis Clarke was the auctioneer who sold the produce to raise funds for the club. For our meeting on 6th October members enjoyed a demonstration of Christmas flower arrangements by Ann Purt of Wisbech. Some were made of fresh flowers and foliage and others with artificial material but they were all splendid and afterwards Mrs. Purt donated them for raffle prizes

On the third of Novemeber we have our Bingo - which is open to all. Eyes down at 7:15 in the Village Hall. Some good prizes to be won. On 1st December it’s our Christmas Party, members please remember the 6pm start. We do not meet in January, so the first meeting of 2012 is Thursday February 2nd.

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number of events are happening over the Christmas Period, and a special Christmas Menu is running from December 1st to 23rd. You can see the menu on page 27. At the Dickensian Market on November 19th there will be a small beer festival, with 6 guest beers plus the three on the pumps. From November 1st squares will be on sale for the christmas draw, it will

be drawn on Sunday 18th December there will be also be a meat raffle that day. On Christmas Eve there will be a Dicsco night and on New Years Eve there will be another Disco with a small buffet. The Pub is also looking for pool players for the new season if anyone is interested.

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Benwick Scout Group News The Group got off to a good start in September with new recruits in both Beavers and Cubs. The Beavers enjoyed a camp fire with hot dogs, marshmallows and songs this month, along with over fifty other Beavers at the District Autumn camp fire. They had a great time despite getting slightly damp thanks to the weather. The Scouts had a truly flying start when they went parascending at the beginning of October. This was courtesy of Sky Lincs, at MOD Luffenham near Rutland Water. It was a beautiful, sunny and breezy day. The lighter Scouts were lucky to fly tandem with an experienced pilot, and the heavier people flew solo towed behind a Land Rover. One individual was “lucky” enough to have his last flight last over 10 minutes; as the wind had picked up so much that when the Land Rover stopped he didn’t come down and just hung there like a kite! Photographs from this event can be seen on this website – http://benwick.

The Cubs have been learning first aid this term, perhaps a good idea as they have also been working towards their DIY badge! Halloween came early to the village hall for Beavers, Cubs & Scouts in the last week of the school term. There was pumpkin carving, apple bobbing, fancy dress and much more. The Cubs and the Scouts will again be collecting in the village on behalf of the Poppy Appeal of the British Legion in the first week of November. The Remembrance Service will take place in the village hall in the morning of 13th November, followed by the laying of the wreaths at the war memorial. Finally, we have two vacancies on the commitee, see more on page 32.  

The Scouts also had their first night hike, walking from the village up to Keyworth House Farm where they also had a camp fire and marshmallows.

Rod Glen

Group Scout Leader

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‘Ritings from the Rectory


y name is Kevin Fitzgibbon and I was licensed as Priest in Charge of Doddington with Benwick and Wimblington on 6th October. I have been in ordained ministry for 30 years serving in a variety of situations both towns and villages. I am already responsible for Christchurch, Manea and Welney so I now oversee the Church of England ministry in the six communities. I live in the Rectory in Manea. I am married and have grown up children and young grandchildren. Do say hello if you see me around trying to keep up with a whippet. I look forward to getting to know these village communities, local families and individuals as we share together in significant life events and regular worship services. The pattern of the Church of England ministry is changing and most churches are now or soon will be part of larger groups.

We already have and will be developing a team of people ordained and lay who will fulfil different aspects of the churches’ ministry. That said we are hoping to be able to appoint another part time priest to be based in Doddington. We also benefit from the ministry of a Retired Priest, a Licensed Lay Minister and two Authorised Lay Ministers. I am pleased to be your new Parish Priest. Be assured of my prayers and spiritual concern for you all. If I can help please get in touch.

This is primarily because clergy numbers are reducing significantly over With Best Wishes the next medium term. This means that we are having to adapt the way we work to reflect the new reality and Kevin shape of modern life. 28


Christmas Services Christmas Eve: Crib- Benwick Village Hall 14:30 The Christmas Carol service will be held on 24th December at 4pm in the village hall, all are welcome, so come along and join in the singing of your favorite Carols and hear the Christmas story. This service will be lead by Rev’d Mike Jones Christmas Day: United Benefice Holy Communion - Doddington 10:00

"The Friends of Benwick Church wish to extend a warm welcome to the Revered Kevin and Mrs Ann Fitzgibbon as Priest in Charge of Doddington & Benwick with Wimblington. We look forward to working with Kevin as the project for the new Church continues and his sharing in Worship with the people of Benwick."


November and December in Film


run down of some of the films out in November and December. This section is sponsored by the Luxe Cinema in Wisbech - which as you can see from the advert offers more than your standard cinema experience.

Arthur Christmas - 11/11 - U Arthur Christmas at last reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child’s question: ’So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?’ The answer: Santa’s exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole Breaking Dawn - 18/11 - 12A Bella and Edward, plus those they love, must deal with the chain of consequences brought on by a marriage, honeymoon, and the tumultuous birth of a child which brings an unforeseen and shocking development for Jacob Black.

with a young Englishman Happy Feet II - 02/12 -U The tap-dancing penguin is back with new friends in an eye-popping new 3D adventure! Puss in Boots - 09/12 - U The swashbuckling legend of Shrek’s feline friend is revealed in this 3D animated comedy spin-off! New Year’s Eve - 09/12 - TBC An all-star cast in a romantic comedy set on the most magical night of the year. Sherlock Holmes II - 16/12 - TBC The world’s most brilliant detective must face his nemesis - the fiendish Professor Moriarty!

50/50 - 25/11 - 15 A young guy takes on the big ‘C’ in this funny, romantic and touching comedy starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogan Mission Impossible IV - 26/12 - TBC Tom Cruise returns to accept his most Moneyball - 25/11 - 12A dangerous, action-packed, globe-spanBrad Pitt stars in the amazing true ning mission yet! story of an underdog who created a sporting revolution. Girl w/ the Dragon Tattoo - 26/12- 12 Daniel Craig stars in a dark and thrillMy Week With Marilyn - 25/11 - TBC ing new adaptation of the phenomAn incredible cast star in the amazing enally popular bestseller true story of Marilyn Monroe’s week 30

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Can you Help the Scouts?


he Group has two vacancies for volunteers on the management committee. Firstly, we need a Treasurer to look after the finances. The ideal person would have some experience of book-keeping or accountancy. Secondly, we are seeking someone to be Quartermaster, who would manage the equipment held – keeping an asset register and managing the booking out and return of the equipment. If you are interested in either of these positions, or know someone who might be, please contact Rod Glen (Group Scout Leader) on 01354 677799, or e-mail:



For Sale on Facebook

acebook hosts a group called “Things for Sale/Wanted in Benwick” which is a great place to sell or find a few things you need. A number of people are members of the group which sees daily postings of new items for sale. Just a quick browse now and there is 3 Wii Games for £20, a Play Station 1 with four games for £20, an assortment of babies clothes, earings, playstation 2 games, DVDs and the like. There are also CD towers, electric guitars and TV’s.

Nearly all items are in Benwick so it is easy to go and pick them up. If you have a few items to shift for some extra Christmas Money it is well worth a look. Just search for the groups name in Facebook.


Village Contacts Benwick Parish Council

Benwick Butterflies Preschool

Clerk - Kris Poole 655303 Chair - Tony Richardson 677856

Children’s Center, High Street 677733 Jenny Fell: 677848

Benwick Village Hall & Benwick Residents Association Patricia Tickner 20 Chapel Gardens 677279

Toddler Group Anita Abey - 677 784 Warhammer, Dungeon n Dragons

Benwick Football Club

Philip & Robert Taylor 677763 www.warhammer-dungeon-dragons.

Friends of Benwick Church

Benwick Scout Group

Albert Sismey John Hoffman

Rod Glen 4 High Street 677799 The Forget-Me-Nots Janet Fountain Olive Benfield Anne Wall

677228 677741 661327

677238 677878

Friends of Benwick School Liz Gray - Chair


Benwick WI Brenda Richards 3 High Street


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