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LIVE IN THE MOMENT by Susanne Nichols Dear Benwickians, Welcome in 2018! I hope you have been able to enjoy yourself and counter the Christmas stress with a huge number of mince pies and a glass of bubbles. By now many of us are back in their usual day-to-day lives, trying to keep up with all the jobs which have to be done in a day. During the holidays I’ve read a book about the Himalaya’s, and I found a poem from the Dalai Lama, which I would like to share with you today: There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow. So today is the right day to love, believe, do, and mostly live. We all are aware of it, but it is so easy to forget. We can’t live in the past, the past is gone, nothing can be done to change anything which has already happened in our lives. The same counts for our future. We can plan it, we can dream about it, but we can’t live it, it’s future. The only time we can live is today. So make sure you are living your life as best as you can, and try to not worry about the past or future. With this in mind, I wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year! .

Susanne

CONTENT Parish Council News - Allotments

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Bugle Survey

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The Five Alls Valentine’s Day

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Christmas in Benwick

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Christmas Lights Committee

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Tour of Cambridge

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Benwick in Bloom

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Church Service

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Ladies Club

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Down Memory Lane

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Book Events

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Book Corner

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Otto’s Column

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Next Bugle Dates

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Have a Laugh

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Benwick Primary School

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Strawbear Festival

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Energy Switching

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Flutterbies Childcare

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Forget Me Nots

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Police News

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Village Contacts

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NEW! The Village Calendar

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The small print

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PARISH COUNCIL NEWS ALLOTMENT PLOTS FOR RENT SEPTEMBER GARDENS (off Whittlesey Road) Benwick Parish Council are currently working to prepare up to 18 Allotment Plots in order that they can be rented out in April 2018. The plots are available to anyone who is resident in Benwick and if you are interested in renting out a Plot then please contact the Clerk. DATE AVAILABLE:

APRIL 2018

BUGLE SURVEY by the editor

First of all - Thanks a bunch to all the people who completed the first Bugle survey, and thanks even more for all your kind words! In total we had 3.2% of readers handing their feedback in. The most mentioned articles have been Janet Fountain’s “Down Memory Lane”, and the “Forget me Nots”. Even Otto’s column has been mentioned (he now is asking for payment in bones). But basically all content contributions have been mentioned positively, so please keep them coming. There were some great suggestions for new articles, i.e. more about events in and around Benwick, births, marriages, deaths, tips on places to eat or visit, to name just a few.

I will try to work in as much of the new ideas as possible. But I’d love to have people coming forward with their own texts and letters. Please, please, get in touch with me. Are you often going out for dinners? You could send me a “Food review”. Anybody who has new neighbours, go Please send applications to the Clerk: around, say hello, ask their names, and send an info to me, so they can get a Mrs Jacquie Richardson | Proper Officer “Welcome” mentioned in the Bugle. If you Benwick Parish Council have a hobby, tell us about it. If you want 11 Doddington Road | Benwick | March | to start a new group, let me know. PE15 0UT | Tel: 01354 677856 In other words - the Bugle is our magaEmail: benwickparishcouncil.clerk@gmail. zine, join in and share your thoughts with com us! Thanks a lot and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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THE FIVE ALLS - PUB NEWS VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER BOOKINGS Saturday, 17. February 2018

Finally, Dessert! Sticky Toffee Pudding, Cookie Crushed Banoffee Cheesecake, or a Cheese Board.

If you haven’t done so already, it is about time to get your dinner table booked. The choice is yours. The price is £25.00 per head, including complimentary arrival drinks. To secure your booking there is a £10.00 required. Please speak to a member of staff at The Five Alls if you would like to book a table. On another note: The Christmas Quiz was a massive success and great fun. The next quiz will be on Sat, 20. Jan. Get your teams ready now, only 6 people/team! The Five Alls is taking bookings for three sittings, 6pm, 7.45pm, and 9.30pm. Chose between mouthwatering starters: Roasted Sweet Potato & Carrot Soup, Salt & Pepper Prawns served with a Chili Dip, or Chicken Liver Pate.

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CHRISTMAS IN BENWICK Wasn’t it nice to see a little bit of snow during Christmas time?

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BENWICK CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

by Amanda Lunn

Firstly, Happy New year to you all! We just formed a committee to get Xmas lights and a tree in our village. We managed to get a free Xmas tree from Pip and Charlie Cooper from Littleport. We have also had a raffle, a small hamper, sweet box, biscuits and wine donated by myself and family. We raised £161.00, which Nicole Sanders spent many hours selling. We also had help via Benwick Christmas Sing Along arranged

Photo: Amanda Lunn and Nicole Sanders by Katie Hiskey. The collection by Shaz Cooper who dressed up horses and children, brought 79.59. I’d like to say a massive thank you to them and everyone who supported us. The first Annual General Meeting of the Benwick Christmas Lights Committee will take place at The Five Alls on Feb, 8th, 8pm, to elect persons onto the committee (open to the public). On April the 1st at 1pm we will be doing an Easter egg hunt, which will be held on the school grounds where it is secure for young children. I’d like to thank Mrs Jackie North, head teacher of Benwick primary school, for allowing us to use there grounds.

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TOUR OF CAMBRIDGESHIRE

BENWICK IN BLOOM by Jill Hindle

Could this be the goal for your New Year’s resolution?

Benwick in Bloom hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

This is quite some time away still, but as many of us want to become more sporty this year, why not join this year’s Tour of Cambridgeshire Cycling Event?

We begin our programme for 2018 entering Benwick into the Anglia in Bloom Annual Competition once again. After having been inspired with the Nursery Schools fabulous achievement and our Silver Gilt Certificate we look forward to see what this year brings.

The event will be held on Sunday, 3rd of June 2018. There will be several races, even a “ToC Family Fondo” where kids get a medal for finishing. The “Mellow Vélo Ride” is offering two distances, 79miles (127km) or 56mile (90km). As usual, we can expect road closures, but never mind, it is the sport, that counts!

We need to complete our Poppy Project as this year sees the final centenary of WW1 The Great War.

So drag your bicycle out, give it a good wash, and off you go. Only 140-ish days left to get fit.

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More Poppies are required to complete this project please, already we have had a very good response to our plea, everyone who crocheted and knitted to make the wonderful display a remarkable achievement for the village in Remembrance to all the fallen in conflict. We should never forget. If you need a pattern please contact Benwick in Bloom.

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Benwick Forget-me-Nots Day Trips 2014

Join the Forget-me-Nots on one of our great days out. All are open to everyone, so to book your place please call Janet on 677 228.

Wednesday 21st May Ten Pin Bowling Starts at 11 am at Guyhirn

Wednesday 16th July Lowestoft Departs Benwick at 8.30am

Wednesday 18th June Bury St. Edmunds Departs Benwick at 8.30am

Wednesday 20th August Mystery Tour Departs Benwick at 11.30am

Wednesday 10th September Coronation Street Tour Departs Benwick at 8.30am

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CHURCH SERVICE Jan, 21st 9.30am M-P Feb, 4th 9.30am H-C Feb, 18th 9:30am M-P Mar, 4th 9:30am H-C Mar, 18th 9:30am M-P Services are held in the “Benwick Church Room�, built on the site of the Village Hall.

You can also find all details/services online: www.sixfenchurches.co.uk The Six Fen Churches website covers the six villages grouped together (Benwick, Christchurch, Doddington, Manea, Welney, Wimblington) under Priest In Charge, Reverend Ian Brady. Ian, together with his wife, Reverend Lynda Brady, ministers to these villages.

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in snowy and icey conditions. He also had cards of birds and animals which he hand-painted. It was such an enjoyable evening, we by Marie Andrew nearly forgot a cup of tea. At October 9th we were entertained by Mark Williams. He showed us a film of November 16th was our night to get wildlife, insects, birds, and animals that crafty. Ann and Kate brought corks, glue, live in the fens. We learned all about the wool, pipe cleaners, material, and plenty habition but also where the wild animals of glitter to make a fairy. and insects live in winter. After the Fens We all managed somehow, some glued he took us to Scotland were he lives some fingers together, some heads fell off, but time, and showed us how animals live a great night was had by all.

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DOWN MEMORY LANEby Janet Fountain Schooldays - Part 1. In 1988 Laura Bedford gave an address to the over Sixties Club talking about her schooldays. Laura was born in 1899 so the time would be about 1910. The Bedford family did give Adam and I permission to print Laura’s memoirs in 2008 when we compiled the book, “Benwick Bygones”. However Laura began by saying Benwick was an isolated village with rows of small cottages, some thatched with ladders for stairs, granite roads and mud droves. In the High Street there were three places of worship, Church of England, Methodist Chapel and the Baptist Chapel, seven public houses, seven shops besides a chemist and shoemakers shops. There were two bakehouses, two blacksmiths, two carpenters, a butcher’s shop, two dressmakers and four dairies. The children fetched a penny worth of milk every morning before the school bell stopped ringing. There was a cobbler who was also a barber, a coalyard and later on Tegadines fish and chips. Benwick had it’s own road man, Johnny Munns with his barrow, brush and shovel which was stored in a shed in the pound. That shed was still there in 1988 but covered with ivy and greenery. There was a town crier, who rang his hand bell announcing a wood sale which would take place outside The Five Alls. Another time it would be a clothing sale

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in the top room of The Boot and Shoe as it was called then. Laura did not know when it became known as The Boot and Slipper. Benwick was self-supporting. There was no need to go out of the village for anything, but they could not unless they walked. If a doctor was needed urgently he was brought in a pony and cart. Bicycles were hardly known, the first one in the village had solid tyres and the first motor car did too. Laura ran out to see it and it made as much noise as a tractor and went about the same speed.

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morning service sat at the back of the church. A man with a very long cane tapped them on the head if they did not sit still or talked. There were two bells , a big one and a little one to make them hurry to get there on time. The big bell tolled when there was a death in the village - three times for a man and five times for a woman followed by their age. Band of Hope was held once a week in Fields Room. The Rev. Wood was rector here for 52 years. He lived in The Rectory with his two sisters. He used to run a penny bank every Saturday morning when we would take a penny or two if they were lucky. They had to call him “Sir” and the boys had to touch their caps. The same applied to the schoolmaster. The station was busy in those days, a goods train with empty trucks would stand there ready for the horses and carts loaded with bags of potatoes and sacks of corn. They all had to wait for the stationmaster to unlock the gate at 8am and not a minute before whatever the weather. Horse-drawn barges went up and down the river with turf and stacked it at the turf rick. The horse walked along the tow-path and jumped over the stiles along the way. The turf was delivered by high slatted barrows to cottages along Nene Parade as most people burnt turf. The open fires had pot hooks with a large boiler hanging and held a piece of salt pork, vegetables and a pudding in a cloth. Some fireplaces had a hob on one side and a small oven. TO BE CONTINUED IN THE NEXT BUGLE

TOPPINGS BOOK EVENTS There is a new column in the Bugle, the “Book Corner”, where books can be recommended, it’s on the next page. So, where do you get your books from, apart from the library? There are really nice stores in Cambridge, but my personal favourite is “Toppings” in Ely. Great books, great atmosphere, and a really knowledgable team. They also offer regular book events. Here is the upcoming calendar: Ruby Wax. Tue, 30th Jan, Ely Cathedral, 7.30pm. Joined by neuroscientist Ash Ranpura and monk Gelong Thubten, Ruby Wax talks about her new book How to be Human. Tom Kerridge. Thu, 1st Feb, The Lighthouse Centre, Ely, 7.30pm. Tom Kerridge talks about his new recipe book Lose Weight for Good: Full-flavour cooking for a low-calorie diet. Philippa Gregory. Wed, 7th Feb, St Mary’s Church, Ely, 7.30pm. Philippa Gregory will discuss the issues writers face when tackling the indescribable: from unimaginable horrors to the irrational, using examples from her new novel Dark Tracks. Elly Griffiths. Wed, 14th Feb, St Peter’s Church, Ely, 7.30pm. Elly Griffiths talks about the latest instalments in the life and love of Ruth Galloway in The Dark Angel. Joanna Trollope. Wed, 28th Feb, The Old Bishop’s Palace, Palace Green, Ely, 7.30pm Joanna Trollope talks about her latest publication of An Unsuitable Match.

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BOOK CORNER A new topic in the Bugle, because no film can ever be better than a good book. I thought I make a start with two of my latest reads. But I know there are many people reading a lot in Benwick, so please send in your favourite books, children books, or audio books for the next edition to mail@benwickbugle.co.uk, no later than Mon, 19.02.2018. I am Pilgrim, by Terry Hayes (Thriller) Before he disappeared into anonymous retirement, the head of a secret espionage unit writes the definitive book on forensic criminal investigation. But that book will come back to haunt him. It will help NYPD detective Ben Bradley track him down. And it will take him to a rundown New York hotel room where the body of a woman is found facedown in a bath of acid, her features erased, her teeth missing, her fingerprints gone. It is a textbook murder - and Pilgrim wrote the book. What begins as an unusual and challenging investigation will become a terrifying race-against-time to save America from oblivion. Pilgrim will have to make a journey from a public beheading in Mecca to a deserted ruins on the Turkish coast via a Nazi death camp in Alsace and the barren wilderness of the Hindu Kush in search of the faceless

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man who would commit an appalling act of mass murder in the name of his God. We read quite a lot of crime stories and thrillers, and there are many good ones. But this book plays in a different league. Susanne’s vote:

Elmet, by Fiona Mozley (Modern Fiction) Daniel is heading north. He is looking for someone. The simplicity of his early life with Daddy and Cathy has turned sour and fearful. They lived in the house that Daddy built for them with his bare hands. They foraged and hunted. Sometimes Daddy disappeared, and would return with a rage in his eyes. But when he was at home he was at peace. Daddy told them that the little copse in Elmet was theirs alone. But that wasn’t true. Local men, greedy and watchful, began to circle like vultures. All the while, the terrible violence in Daddy grew. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017, this is a book I had to stop reading for a moment inbetween to breath in and calm down. It is incredibly intense, and wonderfully written. I loved the detailed observation of nature as much as I dreaded the end of the story, which is set in our time. about this family. Big story in my opinion. Susanne’s vote:

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OTTO’s COLUMN by Otto

Hi everybody, I hope you all had a great time off. I’m nearly bursting after all the turkey (ooooh, look how sad he looks, give him some turkey. Works every time with Granddad, haha). I’ve also got toys, and a lovely Santa Claus sock with my name on it, filled with treats, from my Nanny. (Nanny, if you read this, can you please fill the sock up again, there must have been a hole..). But I’m not writing this to make you all jealous. Thing is, have you ever thought about all my mates (yes, and the cats) held in captivity, in so-called Rescue Homes? What did they get for Christmas? Hopefully somebody donated something, ‘cause I won’t give any of my treats away. Many of you guys might think it would be nice to have a pest, ah, sorry, friend like me around. Well, why don’t you go and make a dog happy again? (if you must, get a cat) Don’t get me wrong, if you can’t care for your new friend, don’t have the money to feed it or pay vet bills and insurances, or if going for a walk wasn’t a new years resolution, get yourself a new TV. But if you always thought about it, now is the time.

As me mum says, live in the Now, today, so just do it, you won’t regret it! There are a huge number of rescue centres out there, check their offers. The RSPCA lately teamed up with a pet insurance, offering you 6 weeks of free insurance on your rescue pet. Believe me, if you don’t feel rich and have a lot of money lying around, an insurance is a good idea. I am proud to say that all together I costed my insurance much more than I was ever worth, haha. Only in the second month of my life I produced bills up to £3,000, good effort, eh? Not every 4-legged one is that mad, so don’t worry. Oh, and talking about living in the Now. I don’t like it when people stare at me as if I was the big offender. I’m not leaving all the poo behind! My guys pick up after me (one has staff, you know), but not all people do that, which is unacceptable. It is disgusting to walk along and have to look where you put your paws down, not to mention the stink. This is such an issue that even the Parish Council had to talk about it in their last meeting. Of course I could tell them, who’s pile it is, but oh no, they wouldn’t listen to a dog, would they? Please people, if you have a dog, or will get one from a rescue home, picking up poo belongs to the job. Don’t just leave the stuff lying around. Could be one of your New Year’s resolutions, eh? (mine is training my “sad look”, worked already ok with Uncle Tony when he bought himself a sandwich in the pub).

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NEXT BUGLE EDITION Next edition of the Bugle will be the March/April issue, which will be distributed at the 3rd/4th of March. Please can you hand in all contributions, letters to the editor, book suggestions, opinions and thoughts either via email or through our letter box latest by Monday, 19. February 2018. Send to mail@benwickbugle.co.uk, or bring a letter to 29c Doddington Road.

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BENWICK PRIMARY SCHOOL Jan 2018, by Jackie North

The last two weeks before Christmas were very busy as always. December started with a bang with our Key Stage 1 Nativity called “Hey Ewe!” The children, aged 4-7, rehearsed long and hard and produced a wonderful Nativity from the point of view of a Curious Sheep, who couldn’t sleep because she just knew something special was going to happen! The children learnt several songs and performed brilliantly to packed audiences. Here are some of the photographs of our stars!

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On 13th December a huge lorry to school! As part of their topic on transport the Doves class wrote to Mercedes to ask a lorry expert to come and visit them. Fortunately, Mr Fiore was able to come into school with a Mercedes Actros. The children loved exploring the outside of the lorry and asked some thoughtful questions about the engine, wires and bolts. All of the children were very interested in finding out how to make the lorry go faster! They all had a turn at climbing up the steps pretending to drive and even having a sleep in the bed!

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The annual Strawbear Festival in Whittlesea will take place on the 12th, 13th, and 14th of January. You can find all the details about the performances and special dances on the event website www.strawbear.org.uk.

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A Park & Ride scheme runs from Sir Henry Smith Community College to Grosvenor House Bus Station, approx. every 15 minutes. And just to mention it, of course you can see PIG DYKE MOLLY doing their Molly Dancing, their own modernised version of an old Fenland Tradition. Have fun!

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FORGET ME NOTS by Janet Fountain

The annual bingo was held in the Village Hall on Thursday, 2nd November. This year we were down on numbers but still had an enjoyable evening. Prizes were donated by members and the caller for the evening was Dennis Clarke. On 22nd November members and friends went on a coach trip to Milton Keynes Christmas shopping for the day. The Christmas dinner on 7th December was very successful attended by 47 members and friends. A and M of Whittlesey were the caterers once again and provided a four course meal. Afterwards we were entertained by a male duo - The King and I who sang mainly songs from the 1950’s and 1960’s finishing with Christmas songs which we all joined in with.

However it is with great sadness that I have to report that we have lost one of our most loyal members. Rosie Clarke passed away on 8th December after a short illness. Rosie had been a past Chairman for 26 years and had given a lot of time and effort for the benefit of the club. She really will be missed. We extend our sympathy to Dennis and the family.

There is no meeting in January, therefore the first meeting in the New Year will be on Thursday, 1st February at 6.30pm in the Village Hall when the annual business will be conducted and subscriptions of £7.50 are due. Leisure time will be bingo and the competition is any item beginning letter B. If you are 55 and over, male or female you are very welcome - come and join us. Interested? Please call Janet on 01354 677228.

POLICE FUNDING Police & Commissioner Ablewhite asks the public via a survey how much they are willing to support policing as part of their council tax for 2018/19. The Constabulary is already a very efficient force with savings of £17.2 million over the last 5 years. However they need to do more to respond an increase in demand, increase the ability to investigate crimes and deter people from criminality. If each household (in a Band D property) paid just one extra pound each month, it would equate to an additional 55 Police Officers. A link to the survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey. co.uk/r/W3CD8P3. The survey runs from Fri, 5th Jan until Mon, 29th Jan 2018. It is also available with an Easy Read description. Views can also be given by telephone: 0300 333 3456 or by email: cambs-pcc@ cambs.pnn.police.uk.

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VILLAGE CONTACTS Benwick Village Hall Helen Briars 672943 helenbriars@gmail.com www.benwickvillagehall.co.uk Benwick Residents Association Lyn Keppel-Spoor 677494 linda@keppel-spoor.co.uk Benwick in Bloom Jill Hindle 677141 benwickinbloom@aol.com Benwick Scout Group Rod Glen 677799 www.1stbenwickscouts.co.uk The Forget-Me-Nots Janet Fountain

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Benwick Tang Soo Do Beverley Angel

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Friends of Benwick Church John Hoffman 677878 www.sixfenchurches.co.uk Benwick Ladies Club Kate Morley 677633 Benwick Parish Council http://www.benwickparishcouncil. btck.co.uk/ Clerk: Jacquie Richardson 677856 benwickparishcouncil.clerk@ gmail.com Councillors: Mark Chapman (Chairman), Andrew Cade, Lyn Keppel-Spoor, Reginald Few, Richard Emmett

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WHAT’S ON - THE VILLAGE CALENDAR Are yoiu aware of any upcoming events? Please let me know so I can add them into this calendar. Please always double check dates closer to time, dates and times can change.... You can find more details about most of the dates in the articles.

January 2018

12-14.01. Whittlesey Strawbear Festival 18.01. Benwick Ladies Club, 7pm 20.01. Quiz Night, The Five Alls, 8pm 21.01. Church Service M.P., 9.30am 29.01. Latest day to complete the Police Funding Survey

February 2018

01.02. Forget Me Nots, 6.30pm 04.02. Church Service, H.C., 9.30am 05.02. Parish Council Meeting, 7.30pm 08.02. Afternoon Tea, The Five Alls 08.02. AGM Christmas Lights Committee, 8pm 12.02. Latest day to register for the Energy Switching Scheme 15.02. Benwick Ladies Club, 7pm

17.02. The Five Alls’ Valentine’s Dinner Party, 6pm 18.02.. Church Service M.P., 9.30am 19.02. BUGLE DEADLINE. Please send in your articles. 24.02. Karaoke Night, The Five Alls

March 2018

04.03. Church Service H.C., 9.30am 05.03. Parish Council Meeting, 7.30pm 18.03. Church Service M.P., 9.30am 24.03. Live Music, The Five Alls

April 2018

01.04. Easter Egg Hunt, at the School Grounds, 1pm

June 2018

03.06. Cambridge Cycling Event

THE SMALL PRINT... Editor: Susanne Nichols, 29c Doddington Road, Benwick, PE15 0UT, phone 07946 569468, mail@benwickbugle.co.uk, www.benwickbugle.co.uk The Bugle is an independent magazine and does not endorse the products or services that appear in the magazine. However, please note that the Bugle could not exist without advertising, so please take notice of the ads in this issue, and mention that you read the ad in the Bugle, should you decide to take up an offer or service. Opinions expressed do not necessarily represent those of the editor.

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K & T Motor Repairs (est 1992)

30, Cambridge Row, Benwick, March, Cambs. PE15 OXF Tel : 01354 677239 or 07747 604618

Servicing and repairs all makes and models, petrol or diesel .

Engine , Gearbox , Alternators etc. Timing belts

MOT’s Welding Exhausts , Batteries , Tyres Brakes , Clutches , suspension Engine Management Diagnostics (computer diagnostic equip, all makes) Auto Electrics Service indicator resetting & Fault Code Reading (all makes) Air conditioning Homestart Very competitive rates

All classic and vintage vehicle mechanical repairs and rebuilds Cars, Light Commercial, Motorhomes, Motorcycles, Lawnmowers, Rotovators, Generators, etc. Is your engine management lamp on in the instrument panel?? Have your vehicle computer checked for fault codes only ÂŁ25 K. Howlett. AMIMI. AMIRTE. LCG. 30 yrs trade exp www.benwickbugle.co.uk

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