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Issue 5 Sept - Dec 2007

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The Benwick Bugle Local issues for local people

Happy Birthday Benwick Bugle!! Inside this issue:

We are very happy to be celebrating the Bugle’s first birthday!! Thanks to everyone who has helped get us this far

Bugle Website News

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The Benwick Feast

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Parish Council

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Benwick Athletic FC

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Doddington Medical Centre

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The Benwick Link

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Nappy News!

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Puzzles

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Village Hall

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Funnies

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Scout Group Christmas Post

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June Puzzle Answers

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Local Directory & Group Info

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Contact Details & Advertising

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Delivered free to homes in Benwick Also available from the Five Alls Pub, Benwick School and Benwick Village Hall 1


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A Knockout and the Village Sports Day, the Church's Picnic by the River, the school’s Summer Fayre and Barbecue, the Benwick Belles Sponsored Walk, the LOGS Gala Event with Johnny Dee and of course the brand new Benwick Feast (see page 6), which many of us enjoyed greatly despite the weather trying its best to put us off! Benwick Athletic has been running their own version of the David Beckham Soccer Academy during the summer and we know of many boys and girls who have appreciated the chance to hone their skills, or to try football out for the first time. The Soccer School was the brainchild of Ian Beevor and he has been helped by several other coaches and committee members. It’s great to see such a facility so local to the village many thanks to all those responsible. Do you live in Benwick and run a business? We are especially keen to feature local businesses in the Bugle and would love to hear of any Benwick-based ones. Please see page 30 for advertising rates. If you would like to write a short editorial piece with your advert we can include that too - please contact us for more details. Also, if you use a tradesman who is happy to come out to Benwick, why not give them the Bugle’s details? They might be interested in advertising. I am full of confidence that the Bugle can reach its second birthday bigger and stronger. Please carry on sending me your submissions!! If you’re not within our delivery area, you can pick up your copy of the Bugle from the Five Alls pub, Benwick School and Benwick Village Hall.

EDITORIAL Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday to us.......!!! I must start by sending out a massive

THANK-YOU To everyone who has helped the Benwick Bugle reach its first birthday! From our beginnings in September 2006 there has been so much support in the way of written pieces and info from individuals and groups alike, and I’ve had many lovely comments from those who enjoy reading it and from groups that have benefited from it. I am very grateful to all of you for sending the info that is the building blocks of the magazine. I would like also to thank the businesses who have advertised with us, many of whom are continuing to do so, for without their support the Bugle simply could not exist. Please show your appreciation for these businesses by utilising their services they are advertising with us because they want to reach Benwick, so you know they’ll be happy to receive your call! I would particularly like to thank Steve from March Stationery and Print who has printed all the Bugles to date and I hope will continue to do so. His help and advice have been invaluable from Day 1. Over the last year we have tried to bring you local news and information and provide a means for you all to reach the whole of the village in one fell swoop. I hope we’ve succeeded in that, and I’d like to think we can continue to do so. A single place for local information is especially needed now that the Post Office and Shop has unfortunately had to close. We are very sorry to see Will, Donna, Byron and Zoe leave and wish them all the best. There have been some great village events over the summer, such as the It’s

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The Benwick Bugle is printed by March Stationery & Print, 5 Fenland Walk, March, Cambs., PE158 8TW. Tel: 01354 656614 sales@marchsp.co.uk

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BUGLE WEBSITE NEWS In the effort to put our village on the map as much as possible, details of the Benwick Bugle website have been submitted to other websites as follows: Cambs Info Cam www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/infocam This is run by Cambridgeshire County Council as a way of finding Clubs, societies, voluntary organisations and self-help groups, halls and facilities in Cambridgeshire. So, if someone was to search for ‘magazines’, one of those found would be the Benwick Bugle. Try it and see! Villages Online www.villagesonline.com This site says it is a “guide to quickly find many of the village, town or community websites throughout the UK” and enables you to “promote your village to the world”. To find the Benwick Bugle website, click Browse Counties, then click on Cambridgeshire. Under the Villages section click More... and there you’ll be able to see the entries for the Benwick Bugle and also for Rob Taylor’s Benwick website. You can also have a look at the other community sites in Cambridgeshire, or sign up for the email newsletter. I must apologise for not updating the website as much as I’d hoped in the last couple of months. I have found myself pulled in many directions as usual! I shall be rectifying this between now and the next issue of the Bugle, and would like to announce the

Benwick Bugle Mailing List!! If you would like to be notified whenever the website is updated with news, features, upcoming events etc., please send an email to mail@benwickbugle.co.uk with the words Mailing List in the title. I shall then add your email address to the list. Don’t worry, you certainly won’t be flooded with emails, but it will be a means by which groups and individuals can publicise their events even if they fall in between issues of the Bugle. You can of course unsubscribe at any time.

While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, the Benwick Bugle cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of submissions made by others. Please check your own articles before submission. Should you have cause to dispute the facts within an article, please take this up with the author and not the publishers. The appearance of an advert in the Bugle does not imply endorsement of the company. Please carry out your usual checks before using their services.

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THE BENWICK FEAST Not even torrential downpours could deter Benwick residents from enjoying the first Benwick Feast, organised by Kevin, Gina and Carrie at the Five Alls. In the spirit of true English villagers we ignored the weather and turned up to enjoy coming together as a community. The afternoon was for the children who enjoyed having their faces painted and being entertained by a clown, while a delicious barbecue kept hunger pangs at bay. Adults, of course, also made good use of the barbecue which continued on into the evening when local trio Fen Boy Three played a great set and even managed to drown out the sound of the rain drumming on the trailer which was their stage for the evening! A great time was had by all and around £130 was raised, which will go into the LOGS pot for distribution to good causes. The Bugle thinks this has great potential to become a regular village celebration and we are looking forward to next year’s already! Thanks to everyone involved.

Well Done and Congratulations to The Benwick Bugle!! .....and especially to Jane for doing the wonderful job she's done - long may she reign! As for Dragonfly, well we've had a wonderful year at the fairs, with more and more exhibitors joining our merry band. Thanks to all who come and support the venture and who have gone away with individual, unique and bespoke items. Recent exhibitors have included jewellery, glass, textiles, bags, books, maps, original art, photography, coasters, hand-painted tiles, card making, scrapbooking, garden ornaments, John Abbott watercolourist, Aloe Vera, Ecoflow, Bodyshop at home.... We also do Fairtrade Organic tea and coffee for only 50p - a bargain. So if you haven't been for a while, or come regularly, do pop in on the first Saturday of the month for a brew and sit outside in the late summer sun. We had a successful children's book signing during the summer, C.A.Chance's third book in the Trepets series. Special Events running alongside the autumn fairs, October 6th Monster Big Draw, Nov 3rd Hamper Raffle, Dec 1st Last Christmas Fest! FREE ENTRY, Scout's Hall, behind Sainsburys, March Town Centre. 9.30am - 3pm. info@dragonflybooks.co.uk 07747 025 361. Vanessa Champion 6


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BENWICK PARISH COUNCIL Chairman Vice Chair Councillors

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Howard Langford Tony Richardson Patricia Tickner Ellen Paice Lyn Keppel-Spoor Mark Chapman Reg Few Mrs K Poole

The Parish Council now meets on the first Tuesday of every month in the Side Room of the Village Hall at 7.30 p.m. The first 15 minutes of each meeting is set aside for Public time, this is the time when members of the electorate may address the council to report problems or raise parish issues. Once the Parish Council Meeting starts then only members of the Council are allowed to take part in the issues to be discussed. Meetings are also attended by County and District Councillors, and we regularly have a local police officer in attendance, all of whom offer reports to councillors on matters which may affect Benwick. The Parish Council deals with all issues affecting the Parish such as Planning, Street Lights, Grass Cutting, Cemetery Maintenance and Burials, Allotments and Highways and Local Police issues. Members of the Parish Council are Custodial Trustees of the Village Hall and the Council appoints some members to Turf Fen Charity. The Parish Council both owns and leases land within the village, which it rents out as allotments; this gives the Parish Council a small income which helps subsidise the Parish Precept. Councillors attend many meetings and seminars to represent the Parish. They also undertake training sessions to assist them in their role, keep them up to date with current legislation and provide them with the knowledge to help them in the decision making process. The Parish Council subscribes to Cambridgeshire ACRE, The Cambridgeshire Association of Locals Councils and The Campaign for the Protection of Rural England who all offer facilities for advice and training on a variety of Local Government issues.

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We are currently working on extending the cemetery and assisting in alleviating problems with the bus shelter. We have had to look at ways of reducing spending after inheriting a budget, which instantly showed a deficit of nearly ÂŁ4,000. All councillors are approachable and known by most of the electorate. The Council will always endeavour to abide by the rules by which we are governed. To contact the Chairman please write to:Hope Cottage, 1 Lilyholt Road, Benwick March Cambs PE15 0XQ Tel: 07795 023688 or 01354 677494 or e-mail howard.langford@tiscali.co.uk Forthcoming meetings:

Tuesday 4th September Tuesday 2nd October Tuesday 6th November Tuesday 4th December

All at 7.30pm in the side room of the Village Hall. Howard Langford Parish Council Chairman

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BENWICK ATHLETIC FOOTBALL CLUB Happy Birthday to the Benwick Bugle!! Benwick Athletic goes from strength to strength! We have our first female level one Coach in Laura Beard. Laura, Greg Hoffman and Charlie Bradshaw will be starting their level 2 coaching course in October. James Bradshaw is currently doing his level 3 coaching course and we also now have 2 goalkeeping coaches within the club. We are especially proud that some of our players from the Senior Team have stepped forward this year to become coaches for our younger teams, namely Greg Hoffman for the Under 15’s and Sam Shaw and Ricky Elmore with the under 13’s. Our club secretary has become the Cambs FA’s Child Protection Officer and for the first time we have a girls’ team in the making, an Under 13’s team managed by Danny Levicki. We had a very good football season last year with a number of teams finishing in good league positions and our Senior Team winning the fair play award. All of our managers are looking forward to continued success this year and we are especially optimistic about the Senior Team enjoying some better results since Andy Woodard has been appointed Manager. This year we have been running a weekly summer school for the first time which has proved to be a successful addition to our football activities. As a club we are entirely self funded by the collection of subs and various fundraising events but we also rely on the goodwill and generosity of our sponsors who come forward each year to help buy strip and equipment. We want to offer our sincere thanks to all of these sponsors who have helped to keep the club afloat over the years. Anyone interested in being part of our club as a player or a coach or anybody who would like to sponsor us or join in on any of our events is welcome to contact us via our very successful web site www.benwickathletic.co.uk. We are particularly looking for players for our Under 13’s boys’ team and our Under 13’s girls’ teams.

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DODDINGTON MEDICAL CENTRE PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP The inaugural meeting of the Doddington Patient Participation Group (Doddington, Wimblington, Benwick, Stonea) is to be held on

Thursday 18th October At the Church Rooms, Doddington Doors open 7.00 pm for 7.15 pm start

A Patient Participation Group is run By Patients - For Patients The main aim of the Group is to represent all registered patients of the Doddington Practice in order to help secure and ensure the ongoing medical care and facilities they need. Do not miss this important meeting. If you value your local GP practice and facilities, it is in your own, and your family’s, interest to be there and register support for this new initiative. Without your assistance, we cannot achieve the things you need. Come along and find out more. Tony Ostermeyer Acting Chairman 01354 741585

The Benwick Link News Letter of the Friends of Benwick Church Friends of Benwick Church Fund Raising Activities Harvest Supper – 22nd September 2007 – Tickets available from Rose Hoffman Proms Night – 20th October 2007 – Tickets available from Rose Hoffman Quiz Night – November date to be arranged Christmas Bazaar - 1st December 2007 – to book a table for your organisation contact John Hoffman Burns Night – 26th January 2008 Fund Raising Meetings Usually held on the third Thursday of each month. All are welcome to these meeting and new ideas for fund raising are always welcome. Bi-Monthly Quiz We are pleased to report that the quiz is running smoothly and numbers have increased from last year. To obtain your copy – if you are not already on the list contact Rose Hoffman on 01354 677878.

Regular Members of the Friends of Benwick Church - Fund Raising Group John Hoffman - Chairman - Rosemary Hoffman Quiz Organiser, Lilyholt Lodge, Benwick (677878), Albert & Sheila Sismey (Raffle Organiser) - Doddington Road, Benwick, (677238) Rose Clarke Doddington Road, Benwick. (677359) Margaret Bedford - 39a High Street, Benwick. (677386) Rev Mike (Vice Chairman) & Sue Jones (Secretary) 653456- Chris and Judith Halliday Hon. Treasurer

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Honeybees Fly off into the Sunset Fenland Community Laundry Service, aka Honeybee Babies, was established in 2002, its ethos to inform parents about the benefits of cloth nappies, be waste neutral, and to use environmentally friendly products which are locally sourced whenever possible. FCLS also sought to employ members of the local community from disadvantaged groups i.e. the over 50’s and those with care responsibilities. However Honeybee Babies has come to the end of its funding, and with no new funding or support on the horizon the project is closing down which will unfortunately leave Cambridgeshire without a nappy laundry service based in the county. The project is in the process of selling the nappies and wraps used in the laundry service; anyone interested in purchasing some should contact Mary Tyler on 01354 677373 or via email at mary@tylerbenwick.co.uk.

Nappy News from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Real Nappy Network This month we have sadly announced the end of our popular free two-week trial scheme, due to the closure of our partner laundry service and a lack of support from some district councils. However, all is not lost, as we have been asked to work with Cambridgeshire County Council in submitting a bid for funding that will take us on to bigger and better things: county-wide Nappuccinos and subsidised trial packs of nappies for parents are just two of the ventures planned. In the meantime we are still here to answer all your nappyrelated questions and provide free information packs. To find out more about the benefits of using cloth nappies please have a look at our website or contact us on 0845 644 3045 or cambridge@realnappy.net. 14


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BENWICK VILLAGE HALL The current Village Hall has now been in existence for nearly 20 years, due to the wonderful efforts of the residents of Benwick (so nearly time for a party). It was paid for by the people who worked together, collecting money and holding fund raising events; dances took place in the Joy Pack Barn which was at the top of Whittlesey Road where Cricketers Way now stands and there was also a ‘Buy a Brick’ campaign so a lot of the villagers actually own many of the bricks. It was built as an asset for the village, to aid community spirit and offer a meeting place for the parishioners and the organisations which exist in the village. The land has been leased to the Parish Council for 125 years on a peppercorn rent of which 105 years still remain. The Parish Council are the Custodial Trustees and there is a management committee which deals with the day to day running of the hall. The hall is currently undergoing some remedial work. The committee has just replaced the floor at considerable cost, while the front half of the hall, which includes the toilet block, kitchen and bar areas, is being renovated under building insurance. This is putting quite a strain on the hall’s finances. The hall is presently under used, partly due to the current condition of the building. It is expected that the repair works will all be completed before Christmas 2007, soon after which it is hoped to upgrade the hall further, by way of redecoration and improving the facilities to make the hall more user friendly. However, to do this we will have to undertake some fund raising ourselves (event ideas welcome) and we are also attempting to raise outside funding by way of grants to cover the costs. At the moment the hall is only being used by a few of the village groups such as the Scouts, Beavers and Cubs, the Over-60’s and the Church Group until their own new church is built. The school has use of the hall for three sessions a week as agreed in the lease and it is therefore standing empty for a lot of the time, giving scope to find other uses for the hall (e.g. short mat bowls, over sixties luncheon club) during the day time. Further committee members are needed to help run the hall, so if you are prepared to work in the best interests of a valuable village asset or if anyone has any ideas for ways in which we could use the hall on a more regular basis to the benefit of the residents of our village, then please contact me at any time, so we can discuss the potential for different ideas. Patricia Tickner, Chairperson, Village Hall Committee, Tel : 07879 056614 or 01354 677279 18


EARLY NOTIFICATION OF

HALLOWEEN DISCO At Benwick Village Hall 27th October 2007 In aid of Village Hall funds Dance the night away with our own local DJ

STEW’S DISCO LICENSED BAR Supplied by The Five Alls

BAR-B-QUE Supplied by Tan Rose

RAFFLE MAIN PRIZE 14” COLOUR TV WITH DVD PLAYER Donated by CB Services, Chatteris and other prizes RAFFLE TICKETS 50p EACH

CHILDREN'S FANCY DRESS 7.00pm – 12.00 midnight, doors open 6.30pm TICKETS – Adults £5, Under 16’s £2.50 Contact Pat Tickner on 01354 677279 or THE FIVE ALLS FOR RAFFLE AND DISCO TICKETS

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1st DODDINGTON GIRL GUIDES IS TO RE-OPEN ON MONDAY 10TH SEPT 2007 6.30 - 8.00pm METHODIST CHURCH HALL, DODDINGTON (behind the clock tower)

Available to baby-sit Call me on either of these numbers

Are you aged 10-14 years and enjoy new challenges eg OUTDOOR LIFE - camping, rock climbing, archery, water sports etc. ARTS & CRAFTS, COOKING, WOODWORK, MUSIC, SINGING And Much More?

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If so, come to 1st Doddington Guides every Monday evening (term time) To find out more please phone either Jane 01354 740222 Or Liz 01354 741102

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1ST BENWICK SCOUT GROUP

Christmas Post 2007 This year the Scout Group will be offering a Christmas Post service in the village! Please help our very successful and popular Scout group raise funds which will enable us to continue providing activities and experiences for the youth of Benwick. The way it works is this: instead of delivering cards to your friends in the village by hand, purchase the special “stamps” from the Scout group, stick them on your envelopes and address them in the normal way. Then post the cards in one of the special Scout post boxes that will be in various locations around the village during December. Approximately one week before Christmas, the cards will be sorted and delivered by the Explorer Scouts. Stamps will cost 15p each and will be available for purchase from late November. The scheme only covers addresses in Benwick. For addresses outside of the village, please use Royal Mail as usual. More details will be available in the next issue of the Bugle, which will be out at the beginning of December. Alternatively, if you’d like further information you can call the Secretary of the Scout Group, Jane Levicki, on 01354 677869 or email her at janelevicki@hotmail.co.uk. The 1st Benwick Scout Group is one of the largest Scout Groups in the District of Fenland, which is an amazing achievement considering the small size of the village and is down to the hard work and enthusiasm of the leaders who run the sessions and the members of the committee which is responsible for the management and administration of the Group. The Group has four sections which between them take children from the age of 6 right up to 18. The youngest section is called Beavers; when children grow too old for Beavers they move up to Cubs, then to Scouts and finally to Explorers. The Scout Group takes both boys and girls. Contact details for all sections are on page 28 of this issue of the Bugle, or you can go to the website, www.1stbenwickscouts.co.uk .

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LOCAL DIRECTORY Doctors’ Surgeries Doddington Doddington Medical Centre, Benwick Road, Doddington Tel: 01354 740311 Chatteris George Clare Surgery, Swan Drive New Road, Chatteris, PE16 6EX Tel: 01354 695888 Ramsey Rainbow Surgery , 1 Stocking Fen Road, Ramsey, PE26 1SA Tel: 01487 710980 Ramsey Health Centre, Mews Close, Ramsey, PE26 1BP Tel: 01487 812611 www.ramseyhealthcentre.co.uk

Doddington Community Hospital Benwick Road, Doddington, PE15 0UG Tel: 01354 644251 Minor Injuries Clinic open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm. No appointment necessary. X-ray facilities on site.

NHS Dentists It’s always difficult to find an NHS dentist, but at the time of writing, the Fenland & East Cambs PCT reported that there were dentists accepting new adults and children as patients. To search for dentists and get up to date information, go to: www.nhs.uk/England/Dentists/NearestSearch.aspx and enter your postcode. Alternatively, phone NHS Direct on 0845 46 47.

Leisure Centres George Campbell Leisure Centre, City Road, March, PE15 9LT, Tel: 01354 622399 Manor Leisure Centre, Station Road, Whittlesey, PE7 1UA , Tel: 01733 202298 Hudson Leisure Centre, Harecroft Road, Wisbech, PE13 1RL, Tel: 01945 584230 Anyone may purchase an Optimum Leisure Card and use it to obtain a discount at any of the three leisure centres run by Fenland District Council above. For more details, or to apply for a card, contact one of the leisure centres. Ramsey Leisure Centre, Ailwyn School, Abbey Road, Ramsey, PE261DG, Tel: 01487 710275. Run by Huntingdonshire District Council

Mobile Library The Cambridgeshire Libraries Mobile Library Route M102 visits Benwick every fortnight on a Tuesday, stopping at the following locations: 16a Doddington Road Chapel Gardens Village Hall

Arrive 10:25 Arrive 10:45 Arrive 11:15

Depart 10:40 Depart 11:10 Depart 11:25

At time of going to print, stops were scheduled for September 4th and 18th. The mobile library uses the same Cambook Library cards as the main county libraries, so you can borrow a book from any Cambridgeshire library and return it to any other, including the mobile. See www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/leisure/libraries/access/mobile or phone the library service via the County Council’s Contact Centre on 0845 045 5225 for more details.

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BUS SERVICES Operated by Cavalier Travel 01406 362518 www.cavaliertravel.co.uk enquiries@cavaliertravel.co.uk

Example fare: From Benwick to March return

Adult ÂŁ4.65 Child (aged 5 to 15 incl.) ÂŁ3.10

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BENWICK GROUPS AND CLUBS Benwick Athletic Football Club Football teams for adults and children of all ages. Grounds at the Dack Fields, Beech Avenue, Doddington. Contact Diane Bradshaw on 01354 651757, diane386@hotmail.com. www.benwickathletic.co.uk

Benwick Butterflies Preschool Group Children’s Centre, High Street, Benwick. Tel. 677733 Sessional care for children aged 2 to 6, Monday to Friday. For enquiries contact Jenny Fell on 07931 279831 Parent & Toddler Group Wednesday 1.30pm to 3.00pm Contact Suzanne Scarborough on 01354 677518

Benwick Badgers Breakfast and After School Clubs Open Monday to Friday during term time only Breakfast Club - 7:45 – 8:45 a.m. - £2.25 per child. Staff - Mrs. Jenny Fell and Ms. Denise White After School Club - 3:20 - 5:30 p.m. - £2.75 for first hour or £4.75 for the whole session Staff - Ms Nikki Pask and Mrs. Janice Fiore For further information please contact the staff during opening times on 677733 or email benwickbadgers@hotmail.co.uk or in writing via the post box at the Children’s Centre

1st Benwick Scout Group

www.1stbenwickscouts.co.uk All sections for boys and girls, meetings at the Village Hall as follows: Beavers (aged 6 to 8)

Mondays 6.00 to 7.00pm. Contact Denise Devall 677772

Cubs (aged 8 to 10 ½)

Wednesdays 6.00 to 7.15pm. Contact Clare Dean 677387

Scouts (aged 10 ½ to 14)

Thursdays 7.00pm to 8.45pm. Contact Ian Kennington 677574

Explorers (aged 14 to 18)

Mondays 7.00pm to 9.00pm. Contact John Chelton 677847

Friends of Benwick School Volunteer run, raising funds for school extras, events and activities. Contact Chairperson Hannah Shaw, Tel: 677321.

Over 60s Club Meetings held first Thursday of the month, 6.30pm, Benwick Village Hall. Contact Rose Clarke, 677359, or Janet Fountain, 677228. Next meetings and outings: 6th September 12th September 4th October 1st November 14th November 6th December

Harvest Festival Trip to Lincoln Bingo Games Evening Trip to Christmas Show at Wicksteed Park, Kettering Christmas Party

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Friends of Benwick Church Church Services:

1st and 2nd Sunday of the month, 9.30am, Village Hall side room. 3rd Sunday of the month, Family Communion, Village Hall 4th Sunday of the month, joint service with St.Mary’s Church, Doddington 5th Sunday of the month, Benefice Service at 10.00am in rotation at Doddington, Wimblington or Benwick Parish Communion: Every Sunday, 9.30am, St.Mary’s Church, Doddington If you need further information on church services contact any of the following: Rev P Bayliss (Circuit Superintendent) 01354 653322, Mr Albert Sismey, Doddington Road, Benwick, 01354 677238. Friends Fundraising Meetings: 3rd Thursday of the month, Village Hall side room. Chairman John Hoffman, Tel: 677878

The Ark Sunday School 3rd Sunday of the month, 9.30 - 10.30am, in the side rooms of the village hall. Led by Sarah Caton, Judith Halliday and Lisa Haslegrave. Contact Sarah on 677202.

VILLAGE INFORMATION Five Alls Public House Tel. 677520 Opening Hours:

Monday - Thursday Friday - Saturday Sunday

5.00pm - 11.30pm 12.00pm - Late 12.00pm - 10.30pm

Village Hall To hire the village hall, contact: Gina in the Five Alls, High Street, Benwick on 01354 677520 OR Patricia Tickner, 20 Chapel Gardens, Benwick on 01354 677279 Benwick Primary School Telephone 677266. Head Teacher Mrs Gill Thomas. School Term Dates (from Cambs County Council - please confirm with the school) (Teacher Training Day 3rd September) Autumn Term 4th September to 19th December 2007 Half Term from 22nd October to 26nd October 2007 Christmas Holiday from 20th December to 2nd January 2008 (All information correct at time of going to print)

Update Us!! While we make every effort is to keep our information up to date and accurate, there will always be changes of which we are unaware. If your group changes its details, meeting times, etc., please let us know so we can update our pages.

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CONTACT DETAILS, SUBMISSIONS AND ADVERTISING Editor:

Jane Levicki, 2 River Close, Benwick, Cambs PE15 0XZ

Tel: 01354 677869

mail@benwickbugle.co.uk Submissions Individuals or groups may submit items for publication, free of charge. We are happy to publish reports on group activities and events, publicity for forthcoming events, stories, poems …. and much more!!! Digital submissions are preferred, emailed to mail@benwickbugle.co.uk . Hard copies also acceptable, to the address above. We can also help with preparing submissions; please contact to discuss. Please note that submissions may be edited.

Business Advertising Costs - Quarterly Magazine ¼ A5 page (approx 6cm x 9cm) ½ A5 page (approx 9cm x 12.25cm) Full A5 page (approx 12.25cm x 19cm) Inside Cover full page Back Cover full page

£5.00 £9.00 £16.00 £20.00 £22.00

Costs - Website Listing in Local Business Pages Home page Standard pages

10% discount on multiple adverts taken out and paid for in bulk

Free £10.00 per month £5.00 per month

All magazine adverts include a free listing on the Local Business pages of the website. Charities and non-profit making organisations are eligible for a 50% discount on advertising. Please indicate if this applies to you. To advertise, please send details and payment to the address above. Adverts must be paid for in advance. Adverts/payments that miss the copy deadline will be deferred until the next publication. Cheques should be made payable to Jane Levicki. We can also accept Paypal payments - please see the Advertising page on the website or contact us for details. Format Adverts are preferred in digital format but we can accept hard copy. They will be reproduced in grayscale. Hard copies should be sent with payment, digital copies should be sent to mail@benwickbugle.co.uk or supplied on disc. We can accept several formats, including pdf and jpeg. If in doubt, please contact us to check. For details of requirements for website adverts, please check the Advertising page on the site. We can prepare your advert for you if required. Please contact us to discuss. Deadlines for all quarterly magazine submissions and adverts are: Issue date

Deadline for submissions

1st week in March February 20th 1st week in June May 20th 1st week in September August 20th 1st week in December November 20th If you’ve missed the deadline by a day or two, we may still be able to squeeze you in!! Please do contact us and we’ll do our best to help.

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The Five Alls Public House

Benwick Monday Nights Free Pool

Wednesday Nights Bingo Eyes Down 7.30pm

Saturday Nights Entertainment Live Bands Solo Singers Karaoke

Quiz Night Last Sunday in the Month 8.00pm start

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