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2012 Godmanchester Celebrations...............................................................4 Did Charles Dickens Eat at the White Horse...............................................6 Be a Sport Maker............................................................................................... 14 Kimbolton Country Fayre............................................................................... 17 Lions Supports Alzheimers............................................................................ 18 St. Neots Diamond Jubilee Celebrations.................................................. 21 Cambridge Past, Present and Future.......................................................... 25 Arbitration............................................................................................................ 26 Operation Twist.................................................................................................. 29 Starting a Family................................................................................................ 30 Ride for your Lives............................................................................................. 34 Lawn Care............................................................................................................. 36 Children’s Page................................................................................................... 42 Seasonal Delights.............................................................................................. 44 Big Birthday Bonanza....................................................................................... 46 Puzzle Page.......................................................................................................... 48 What’s On............................................................................................................. 58 16,000 copies delivered free of charge to all homes in the following areas: Hinchingbrooke, Hinchingbrooke Park, Brampton, Buckden, Offord Cluny, Offord D’arcy, Godmanchester, Hemingford Abbots and Hemingford Grey, Cambourne, Chawston, Croxton, Duloe, Graveley, Great Paxton, Hail Weston, Honeydon, Little Barford, Little Paxton, Roxton, Southoe, Staploe, Tempsford, Toseland, Upper Staploe, Wintringham, Wyboston, Yelling. (Further bulk drops are made to local shops and busineses in Huntingdon, St Neots, Eaton Ford, Eaton Socon and Eynesbury.) Last month’s competition winners are: Cambs Swim Pass - Michelle Trewin from Brampton, L Noble from Godmanchester, Mrs P Osbourn from St Neots and Mr D Lamb from Cambourne Crossword - Mr. P Brent from Baldock and Mrs. Day from Willington

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2012 CELEBRATIONS GODMANCHESTER

This year Godmanchester is celebrating the 800th Anniversary of receiving its charter from King John in 1212. Although there was a Roman town, Durovigutum, at Godmanchester, it was King John’s charter that made it a self-governing manor, a fitting forerunner to the thriving community it is today. The following gives a taster of events to be held across Godmanchester in 2012 to celebrate (www. gmc800.org) 22nd - 24th JUNE CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN GODMANCHESTER FLOWER FESTIVAL This is the first flower festival for many years, so something special is promised. Admission charge for the Church Roof Fund; refreshments in the Church Hall on Saturday. Friday 12-4pm. Saturday 10am-5pm. Sunday 11am-4pm. 23rd - 24th JUNE: 1.30-5.30 GODMANCHESTER IN BLOOM OPEN GARDENS WEEKEND “Open Gardens 2012” will be over two afternoons. Over 20 gardens will be on view, plus the Community Nursery, some Roman Road and a few other special things. To round the afternoon off enjoy afternoon tea in a variety of locations around the town. Map showing all gardens including those where refreshments are on sale, available outside the Town Hall, any of the gardens or in advance from Ethnic Origins: £4. 30th JUNE: 7-30 pm RYTHM IN BLUE - RAF BAND CONCERT ST MARY’S CHURCH The RAF Voluntary Band is welcomed for an evening of music from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s - Miller to McCartney. Tickets £12 for the Church Fabric Fund: 01480 493901 or 01480 382144. 30th JUNE & 1st JULY 10am - 5pm ANTIQUE AND COLLECTORS HISTORIC MARKET Two-day market with 40 stalls selling Antiques, Historic Artefacts & Memorabilia

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Stalls in Mill Yard car park and along the path to the recreation ground to the refreshment/picnic area by the play equipment. Interested potential stallholders contact Gordon Allgood on 07877 658410, allgoodgmc@hotmail.co.uk or info@godmanchestercommunityassociation.org 30th JUNE - 1st JULY 10.30am - 5pm LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND GODMANCHESTER RECREATION GROUND (Ample FREE parking by the War Memorial) Centuries ago we were invaded by Romans and Danes. The Romans built a Fort and the Mill Lade (river at the Causeway) was excavated by the Danes, using Godmanchester as a major base with much of Godmanchester’s road system dating from before the Norman Conquest. The Roman military encampment will re-create training and battle tactics, with the civilian encampment demonstrating cooking, craft skills, writing, medicine and other interesting things to get involved in. The Viking encampment can be inspected by visitors who can try on clothing, watch demonstrations of weaving, leatherwork, jewellery making and cooking and listen to Viking storytelling. Arena events will include a skirmish, with Viking boats returning to the river. The Medieval encampment will host singing, dancing and demonstrations of squire training showing fighting techniques and armour requirements. As well as the many demonstrations, the Knights will involve themselves in the Grand Mělée (fight to the death) - twice daily! As part of our history involved resisting potential invaders more successfully, there will also be outlines of World War II activities through military demonstrations and features on activities on the Home Front – especially about Wash Days. We will also discover what happens when a German bomb is discovered on the Recreation Ground.

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Did Charles Dickens

eat at the White Horse? Charles Dickens was born 200 years ago in 1812 and was to become one of our greatest writers. He grew up during the final flourish of the stage coach era and lived to see its displacement by the railway system. The White Horse Inn at Eaton Socon may well have felt the tread of the novelists boots and the glance of his eyes, noting another character or scene to work into his next novel. The evidence is to be found in Nicholas Nickleby (1839), where Charles Dickens describes a coach journey from London’s Smithfield to Yorkshire:‘The weather was intensely and bitterly cold; a great deal of snow fell from time to time; and the wind was intolerably keen. Mr Squeers got down at every stage to stretch his legs and he always came back from such excursions with a very red nose. The little pupils went to sleep, woke, shivered, and cried, as their feelings prompted. At Eaton Slocomb there was a good coach dinner and the five little boys were put to thaw by the fireside and regaled with sandwiches. The Eaton’s Community Association have placed a plaque on the side of the White Horse to commemorate its importance as one of the best coaching inns in our part of the world in the days when the A1 ran past its front door. After enjoying a good 21st century meal and drink at

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the Inn do drop in on St. Neots Museum and buy the excellent set of ‘Trails Around The Eaton’s’ to learn more about this former Bedfordshire Village and its unique panorama of buildings, people and history. You can take a Dickens walk around the centre of St. Neots as part of the May Local History month when Peter Ibbett will blend together quotations from all the main novels to contrast the local shops and Inns of 1854 that Charles Dickens would have seen, had he visited St. Neots, with those in his books. Contact the museum (01480 214163 www. stneotsmuseum.org.uk ) to find out more about the events in Local History Month and to book tickets.

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SUNDAY 15TH JULY AT KIMBOLTON CASTLE All Profits go to National and Local Childrens Charities On Sunday 15th July 2012 will be the annual Kimbolton Country Fayre and once again, will be held in the beautiful 60-acre grounds of Kimbolton Castle; the last place of confinement for Queen Catherine of Aragon, wife of Henry VIII. This will be our 21st anniversary and to mark this milestone event, we have searched far and wide to bring amazing new attractions for you to see and participate in. Have you every heard of, or perhaps seen, Flyin Ryan? Well, the event could be categorised as sheer madness but we can assure you that it will be a nail-biting experience. You may ponder this, but will see their display in the main arena. Also new this year is Millers Ark Pet Zoo which has many animals not only to see but stroke or ‘cuddle’. Of course we still have our favourites such as the Pacesetter dog display team (a firm favourite with the children) and Lord John Robartes Regiment of Foote. Back this year too by request, after several years’ absence, is the Punch and Judy Show. As our Country Fayre is one of the largest in the area. you will find it packed with such of variety of entertainment. From the 800 classic cars which will be accompanied by their owners, over 80 stall holders, secondary ring events, big band

music, dancing, carousel rides, to mention a few. The event seems to have a life of its own and attracts regular attendees who make the journey to Kimbolton every year. As you would expect at such an event, the catering is important too. There will be both Beer and Tea Marquees available, serving hot and cold drinks, homemade cakes and sandwiches in separate covered seated areas. Also, there is a wide selection of other food stalls including a hog roast, burger bar, fish and chips and superior quality ice cream available throughout the day. For our finale, we have once again booked the Battle of Britain Lancaster Bomber. It did several incredibly low fly-pasts last year, just skirting the top of the Castle! The Rotary Club of Kimbolton Castle and The Sporting Bears Motor Club are joint organisers of this fayre and every year we endeavour to create a wonderful day out for the whole family. There is a huge amount of commitment from our members in time and energy and every year when it is all over and we have collected all the rubbish, we say “thank goodness for that”, and start considering how we can do better next year; at the same time remembering that the money we collected does make a difference to many children’s lives, through the charities we support. For more details, our web site is www.kimboltoncountryfayre.com

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LIONS CAKES PROJECT

SUPPORT ALZHEIMERS The Huntingdon Branch of the Alzheimers Society have received a donation of £300 from The Lions Club of Huntingdon Grafham Water. The money was raised from the sales of cakes at various events during 2011. David Moore of the Huntingdon Office said that the money would be used to maintain the support services and groups being run in the Huntingdon area. Lions Cakes for Charity is an ongoing project and has been a fundraiser for the local Lions Club for the past 6 years. The cakes are made by the Original Cake Company of Lincoln and are sold to Lions Clubs all over the UK. All proceeds from sales are donated to charity and in some instances a profit sharing scheme is available to groups who sell cakes to members and friends with 50% of the proceeds going to the organisation and 50% to the Lions Club’s charity of the year.

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For further information about the cake project contact Lion Bernard Dable on 0845 8337516. For further information about the work of the local branch of The Alzheimers Society please contact the Huntingdon office on 01733 893853 The photo shows Lion Vice-President Peter Wallwork presenting the cheque to David Moore of the Alzheimers Society, Huntingdon Office.

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Diamond Jubilee Festival

ST NEOTS Event Programme Saturday 2 June

Children’s Big Lunch, Market Square from 12-3pm. Complimentary picnic lunch for all children attending (must pre register) Puppet Show, Circus Workshop Eynesbury Giant / Host Rabbit & Queen Characters Children’s funfair rides, Craft stalls and games Face painting Charity Duck Race, River, 3.15pm In aid of Parkinson’s UK (all funds go to charity) X1200 yellow plastic ducks released into river Ducks are £1 each for a dedicated race number Prizes for winning ducks! Spectacular Air Display, 4pm Regatta Meadow Not to be missed! Flower Show, all afternoon, Priory Centre Local Gardening Clubs to put on displays Raft Race, 4pm Places are still available for teams to sign up Prizes are on offer for fastest and best dressed raft. Rock On the River Concert, Regatta Meadow 12-11pm Live performances from local bands and cover acts

Sunday 3 June

3km Fun Run, Priory Park, 10am Entries are being accepted now; this is an open race for juniors and adults. Prizes awarded for best in class and race pack for all participants Churches Together Service, Market Square, 10.30am Special Open Air service with performances Involving all St Neots churches

Dog Show, Regatta Meadow, 12pm Classes include most obedient, best trick, scruffiest, cutest in show and best in show Prizes awarded for best in class Beer Barrel Races, Market Square, 12pm Teams can sign up now for advance entries. Tug of War Competition, Regatta Meadow, 2pm Entries being taken now. Pram Races, Market Square, 4pm Entries being taken now Riverboat Procession, 5pm Local boaters will show off their Jubilee / British themed boats in the procession down the river through the centre of town. Rock on the River Concert, Regatta Meadow 12-11pm Queen Tribute act – Kings of Queen – headlining at 8pm. Fireworks Finale, Regatta Meadow 10.45pm Other attractions taking place all weekend: CAMRA Real Ale tent Food, craft & charity stalls Go Kart Track – Riverside Car Park Funfair Inflatables Arena (sumo wrestling, obstacle course, bouncy castles, garden games) Walkabout Entertainers & Characters Display Arena – performances from local dance and theatre groups Sports day style races (sack races / egg & spoon races) Treasure Hunts 70s & 80s Disco, Priory Centre, Friday 1 June Neil Diamond Diner & Tribute Act, Priory Centre, Saturday 2 June Lighting of St Neots Beacon, Monday 4 June, Regatta Meadow, 10.30pm If you require further information about any of the above attractions you can visit the Town Council website: www.stneots-tc.gov.uk. Alternatively contact the Town Centre Manager, Katie Hollingworth: 01480 388 912 Katie.hollingworth@stneots-tc.gov.uk

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Cambridge Past, Present & Future

Midsummer Party

Cambridge Past, Present & Future invite you to their Midsummer Party In aid of Bourn Windmill - Thursday 14th June 6.30 to 8.30pm. Come and help support one of Britain’s oldest surviving windmills by enjoying the summery delights of our Midsummer Party - starting with optional guided walks from Cambourne and Bourn village. The party will be held in the tranquil surroundings of the Mill Cottage Garden by kind invitation of Kate and Bill Armstrong, next to Bourn Windmill. During the evening the CambridgePPF volunteer guides will show you the inside of this ‘open trestle post mill’. Homemade tasty treats, Pimms and Fruit Punch will be provided in the Cottage Garden or undercover if needed. There will also be a chance to win prizes at our raffle - all proceeds raised from the evening will go towards the upkeep of the Mill. To book tickets please contact Claire Enderby on 01223 243830 ext 205 (devassist@cambridgeppf.org)

Cambridge Past, Present and Future, Wandlebury Ring, Gog Magog Hills, Babraham, Cambridge, CB22 3AE. Tickets cost: £8.00 per person £15.00 double ticket which includes a tour of the mill between 6.30-7.15pm. Please book early as places and car parking are limited! There is limited parking at the Mill, so, if you can, please join the guided walk leaving from either Cambourne or Bourn at 6pm (details will be emailed or sent in advance) or cycle if possible. The mill is off Caxton Road, Bourn CB23 2SU.

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Arbitration - new kid on the block

Fiona McLeman Family Law Most couples going through a divorce manage to agree a settlement away from Court. A very small percentage of cases have to ask the Court to make a determination for them. There are many ways this can be achieved. Collaborative law, Mediation, and round the table negotiations are various ways in which couples can come to an agreement about their long term arrangements without having to involve the family court. And now Arbitration is another tool that can be used. Collaborative law involves a couple and their lawyers getting together for a series of meetings, when issues such as the future ownership of the home, maintenance or pension sharing can be discussed in an amicable way. It is not an easy option however. It requires a good deal of commitment and common purpose. Those who have managed to sort matters out under the collaborative model report that as well as being more cost effective than court, it also helps them have a better understanding of the other party, and that they learn to communicate better, which is especially important if there are children. Mediation involves a couple attending a series of meetings with a mediator, but without their lawyer present at the meeting. Typically, a lawyer will continue to support each party during the process to ensure that all avenues are being considered in a structured way.

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Arbitration was set up in 2012 and is designed to help couples resolve their issues quickly and cost effectively. Divorcing couples agree to appoint their own arbitrator who will hear issues about their case before making a decision, by which the couple are bound. The advantage of arbitration is that a settlement can be achieved in a less formal atmosphere such as court, reduce delays and minimise costs. Alternative dispute resolution models should work out less costly than court proceedings in terms of legal fees. Many couples also speak of the emotional ‘saving’ as typically a case is resolved more speedily and with significantly less acrimony than a lengthy and hostile court room battle. For more information visit www.ccflg.co.uk www. resolution.org.uk www.fmfamilylaw.co.uk and www.ifla.org.uk

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Operation Twist

online reporting facility People will be able to report suspicious activity online for the first time. The facility is part of Operation Twist, the crackdown on rural burglaries in Huntingdonshire and South Cambs. From today (Wednesday March 14) people can report suspicious activity in the two districts through the force website or via email. Det Insp Jon McAdam, who is leading Operation Twist, said: “Offenders will often visit an area in the days leading up to a burglary to scope out potential targets. “It’s at this point that people are most likely to notice something unusual but may not think it is worth reporting. “We want descriptions of these people and any vehicle details that may be linked to them. “We appreciate that not everyone may want to phone through with this type of information and hope the online facility will provide an effective

way of doing this. “However if people suspect there is a burglary in process then they should always dial 999.” To report suspicious activity or information about burglary visit the ‘Operation Twist’ page of the force website - www. cambs.police.uk. Or email - burglarycrackdown@ cambs.pnn.police.uk Patrols continue to be increased in rural villages, as well as investigative and forensic work to target those responsible. Det Insp McAdam added: “Forensic and analytical work continues to get a clear understanding of this crime series, as well as investigations into potential offenders.” Anyone with information should use the online facility or call police on 101. Or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Starting a Family

BEACON FINANCIAL

Starting a family is an exciting time in your life as well as a little scary with all the new responsibilities thrust upon you. Most worry about the financial implications around starting a family, but if you waited before you are financially ready you would probably never start. There are however a few areas you should consider. Life Cover It’s easy to think you’ve got everything covered, but would your family be able to cope financially if you had to stop working? Even if you don’t work and have no income to lose, imagine the cost of having to employ someone to carry out the tasks that you do every day. Starting a protection plan is a precaution you can take to cover yourself for that unforeseen situation. We have recently discovered a free life cover for new parents, with a child under 6months. Both parents can apply for the cover worth £10,000 each. This cover lasts for the 1st year of your child’s life, and is a great way to ease any pressure you may experience if

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the worst should happen. Clearly £10,000 will not be enough but it’s free and can be increased for as little as £5 a month. To receive £10,000 free life cover simply email me or my team and we can send you a simply form to fill in. Evaluating Pension/s & Investments Throughout life (not just when starting a family) you need to make sure that your pension/s and investments are working hard for you and are in the best place depending on your situation. If your situation has changed since your last review, i.e. starting a family, looking to retire, (or your money is not being managed monthly) then you need to make sure that your plan/s reflects this change and you can access your money when you need to, without incurring penalties. You should always seek qualified advice from an IFA, preferably a Certified (CFP) or Chartered Financial PlannerCM (APFS). If you have a financial question e-mail: tlarkins@ beaconwealth.co.uk

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Plan Your Perfect Day

AT WYBOSTON LAKES!

A woman’s wedding day is recognised as being one of the most important days of her life, with many dreaming of the dress and day from an early age. Yet finding the perfect venue for your perfect day can be one of the most difficult and time consuming choices to make when organising a wedding. You may find the ideal setting, but it has insufficient parking; you may be expecting a large number of guests, but you can’t find a venue with enough bedrooms on one site to accommodate them. So it’s little wonder, that many brides and grooms experience increased tension and stress planning their big day! But not anymore…

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Set in 350 acres of picturesque countryside, The Willows Suite at Wyboston Lakes will tick all the boxes of even the most demanding wedding schedule. Centrally located midway between Cambridge and Milton Keynes, The Willows Suite, which is licensed to hold civil ceremonies, provides the complete wedding package catering for up to 200 guests. The 150 ground floor double bedrooms provide plenty of room for any guests wanting to stay and with the added extra of 220 free car parking spaces - you can park right outside the door! Our team of international award-winning chefs has created an exquisite selection of mouthwatering menus and we can offer a range of drinks packages to suit all tastes and budgets. These include a tempting assortment of reception canapés, a choice of superb dishes for your three course wedding breakfast together with a children’s menu, and a variety of delicious dishes to choose from for your evening reception. To request a wedding brochure, to check availability or to arrange a personal visit, please call Lauretta our wedding coordinator on Tel: 01480 479208 or by email at weddings@wybostonlakes.co.uk and quote VIL.

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For a lot of excitable brides-to-be, once the big day is finally in the diary, a small sense of panic hits! After all, organising the biggest day of your life is no easy feat! No detail is too small, no decision too trivial, from deciding on the decoration, flavour and size of your cake to choosing the venue, dress, entertainment and flowers; it is safe to say that all couples need a bit of guidance. On Sunday, 20th May, Wyboston Lakes is hosting another of its popular wedding fayres which will be held at The Willows Suite from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm. Everyone is welcome, just log onto Jubilee this year, why not book your wedding www.wybostonlakes.co.uk/weddingfayre breakfast with us on 20th May 2012 at the to reserve your free place. There is ample free wedding fayre, and you will receive a free parking, so put this date in your diary and come upgrade from our Emerald Wedding Package to and enjoy browsing over 30 bridal suppliers our Diamond Wedding Package? It’s a saving of including florists, cake makers, jewellers, £5 per person, so if you have 100 guests, that’s photographers and dress makers. £500 towards your honeymoon! This offer is There will be professionally choreographed subject to availability and your wedding must be catwalk fashion shows showcasing the hottest held by 30th June 2013. pre-season bridal trends at 12.00 noon and So, if you want the perfect tonic for those pre2.00 pm and attendees will have the opportunity wedding jitters, this event provides the ideal to taste delicious mini desserts prepared by opportunity for couples to meet a varied range of Wyboston Lakes’ chefs and to sample cakes from local specialists and creative professionals who the very best cake makers in the area. help them plan their big day and start 1668 Wedding Fayre 20th May VIL advert 131x91.5mmcan 5_Layout 1 19/04/2012 12:26 Page 1 turning As the country celebrates the Queen’s Diamond childhood dreams into realities!

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Ride For Your Lives

Grafham Water, Sunday 10th June Come and join our cycle ride around beautiful Grafham Water in Cambridgeshire, and support your local air ambulance. East Anglian Air Ambulance, with kind permission of Anglian Water, is hosting a sponsored cycle ride for all the family on Sunday 10 June 2012. Full first aid cover, technical back up and marshalling will be on site for the day – and you can ride the route at any time between 9am and 4pm. Minimum sponsorship is £20 per family or £10 per individual. Registration before 1 June is however a must, and you may do so by contacting Christopher.donaldson@eaaa.org.uk or by telephone on 01733 367208. If you want to take part, but haven’t got a bicycle – don’t worry, Grafham Cycles are offering a special discount of 15% for the day! Pop along, have a great time with the family, knowing that you are helping to keep your local air ambulance flying.

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LAWN CARE

FOR MAY

Mowing - Mow at least once a week now. Make sure mower has been serviced and blade replaced or sharpened. Weed Control - Once the weeds and grass are actively growing a selective herbicide to kill broad leaved weeds such as dandelions, daisies and clover within the grass can be applied. Wetting Agent - A wetting agent will help your lawn utilize any irrigation or rainfall more efficiently by drawing it in to the soil. We will apply this free of charge with the weed control and liquid feed. Patio/Driveway Weed Control - Weeds can look unsightly at this time of year in patios and driveways. We can spray a total weed killer to kill them and keep weed free for up to 6 months. Actions required in Spring • Mow Lawn At Least Once Per Week. • Apply Spring Fertiliser To Produce Vibrant Green Lawn

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• Spray Weeds In Lawn With Selective Herbicide + Additional Wetting Agent • Spray Drive/Path/Patios With Total Herbicide To Keep Weed Free For Summer Call Deborah or Richard : 01480 812393 e-mail - info@prolawncare.co.uk

Reader Offer Book up for a Weed Control Treatment and we’ll include a Liquid Wetting Agent FREE OF CHARGE. This will help get water down in to the soil (Existing customers will receive this too). If you need Free Lawn Care Advice ask the Lawn Ranger on www.prolawncare.co.uk/askranger.asp

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DOG WALKER

I am offering a personal Dog Walking Service unique to your dog’s needs. I walk only 1-2 dogs at a time and my walks would be tailored to suit your dog Little Paxton Nature Reserve, field walking at Hail Weston, some ball action and squirrel chasing at Priory Park or just a gentle stroll - whatever your dog enjoys. I would come to you for a consultation and meet you and your dog and get to know their likes and dislikes. If you feel your dog is alone for long periods, you find it difficult to complete long walks or you just fancy a day off from walking your dog, I can assure you that your dog will have a fun time walking where he/she loves best. I offer walks from half an hour to 2 hours, day time and early evening, covering St. Neots and all surrounding villages. I hold a CRB Certificate, am fully insured and can supply references if required. I live in Little Paxton and have taken a change in career, leaving the office world behind to offer a dog walking service to suit each individual client. I will clean your dog to the best of my ability on their return with dog wipes and towel. I carry water and bowl at all times. I can assist in taking and collecting your dog from grooming appointments or simply popping in to feed your dog. COSTS (No extra charge for 2nd dog) 30 minute walk £5.00 1 hour walk - £10.00 1½ hour walk - £15 2 hour walk - £18.00

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Simply Education are a local agency currently looking to recruit teachers for primary and secondary schools for daily, short term and long term vacancies for schools all over the Cambridgeshire area. Good rates of pay, mileage and food allowance given. Please call either Emma or Ross for an immediate interview on: Peterborough 01733 490097 Cambridge 01223 597844

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SEASONAL DELIGHTS Asparagus frittata

Serves 4-6 Prep time 10 minutes Cooking time 20 minutes

Ingredients 275g new potatoes 450g asparagus 5 large eggs 200g buffalo mozzarella

50g Parmesan, grated 2 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley 2 tbsp olive oil Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 200째C/gas mark 6. Making sure the potatoes are clean first, boil them in salted water. 2. Trim the asparagus, then cut the stems into 1cm slices leaving the spear as a piece about 8cm long. Add this all to the potato pan for the last 5 minutes of the cooking time. 3. Drain everything and refresh in cold water. Thickly slice the potato. 4. Whisk together the eggs really well. Dice the mozzarella and add to the eggs along with 40g of the Parmesan, the parsley, potatoes and slices of asparagus. Season generously with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Stir everything to coat with the egg. Lastly, gently stir through the spears. 5. Heat a 22cm diameter oven-proof deep frying pan along with the olive oil over a medium heat. Nonstick would be great, otherwise one which is naturally seasoned. 6. Pour in the egg mixture making sure some of the spears are sitting at the top. Leave to cook for around 10 minutes until the edges are starting to firm up. 7. Sprinkle over the last 10g of Parmesan and slide the frying pan in to the oven. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the frittata is golden and firm. 8. Serve straight from the pan with a crisp green salad.

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BURY LANE • Fresh Fruit & Vegetables • Delicatessen • Café • Butchery • Fresh Flowers

• Gift Shop • Garden Shop • Plant Centre • PYO in season • Free- range eggs

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WE’RE HAVING A PARTY

help CELEBRATE OUR 100th BIRTHDAY! In an act of vision and philanthropy, Charles Rothschild (1877-1923), banker, expert entomologist and pioneer of nature conservation, set up the Society for the Promotion of Nature Reserves in 1912, the forerunner of The Wildlife Trusts partnership. A man before his time, he argued for protecting not only individual species but whole natural habitats, and was convinced that conservation policy had to be based on sound survey and research. It all started in Cambridgeshire - the first nature reserve was at Woodwalton Fen, near Huntingdon, bequeathed by Rothschild after he had bought it in 1910. He built a house/summer retreat (wooden/thatched bungalow on stilts) from where he and his daughter Miriam studied insect life, especially moths and fleas. The Big Birthday Extravaganza taking place on Sunday 20 May, 11am-4pm, will be showcasing crafts and skills from the Great Fen area, plus activities including – • Tim Atkins, chainsaw bench maker extraordinaire • Peter Carter, fascinating eel catcher • Thatching (re-thatching of the Rothschild bungalow) • Nude ewe wool spinning demonstrations • Willow weaving • Wildlife photography exhibition – Jeff Harrison • Cakes and recipes from Edwardian era Other activities to include • A prepared time capsule with, among artefacts, hopes for the next 100 years to be ceremonially buried – then cut a Big Birthday cake . . .

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The fen is now part of a larger project - the Great Fen (a partnership project by the Wildlife Trust with Natural England, the Environment Agency, Huntingdonshire District Council and the Middle Level Commissioner) aiming to provide a fenland haven of 3,700 hectares (9,000 acres) in between Huntingdon and Peterborough, achieved by obtaining land adjacent to two existing National Nature Reserves, Holme Fen and Woodwalton Fen. Connecting these two vitally important nature reserves will provide a haven for wildlife and create a massive green space for people, opening new opportunities for recreation, education and business. A year into a five year stint as president of the WT, Simon King - wildlife programme-maker, presenter, cameraman and photographer - says: ‘I’m learning about the astonishing commitment of everybody who is directly involved in the Trusts, the marvellous support from those people who have joined as members, and the weight of will to make a positive difference to our nation and the natural world, and all the benefits, in every sense, that brings. ‘Everything the Trusts have done - and do - is based on hard, carefully considered fact, and that holds great weight with public opinion and within Government policy development. That’s really exciting.’ http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/100 To find out more about the Wildlife Trust BCN please visit www.wildlifebcn.org

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what’S ON?

IN MAY

1 May Hemingford Grey Flower Club 10 am Reading Room, Hemingford Grey Admission £3 including coffee A flower arranging demonstration by Joyce Svensson. 2 May Chillis and more chillis! 8pm Little Paxton Village Hall Members £1, Non-members £2 Learn about chillis in a talk from Joanna Plumb. New members always welcome at our meetings. Annual membership £5 per person plus £1 per meeting. 5 May Random Acts of Kindness (R.A.K) 9am-12pm Godmanchester Baptist Church Centre Got a bicycle that needs some basic repairs? Then bring it along to Godmanchester Baptist Church and a team of volunteers will do basic repairs free of charge? A team of people will also be doing a litter pick around Godmanchester. Tel: 01480 458565 for more details: Email: daniel.beckett@godmanchesterbaptist.org Web: www.godmanchesterbaptist.org 7 April Craft Fair 9.30am-4pm St Ives Free Church Local people selling hand-made crafts. Charity tombola and free entry. Visit www.saintscrafters.blogspot.com 5 May Bee Taster Day Tickets: £15 each 10.45am Hinchingbrooke Country Park Apiary Pre-book as limited to 10 people. Get to see inside a busy bee hive under instruction of local beekeepers. Bee suits/gloves provided. Tel: Roger Wood 01480453196 Web: www.huntsbka.org.uk 11 May The Social Network Doors open 7.30pm, film starts 8pm £5 The Corn Exchange, St Ives One night in 2003 a Harvard student’s dream to connect all his college friends becomes reality as he develops ‘thefacebook’, initially campus based, but rapidly going global. Web: www.screenstives.org.uk 12 May The Beauty, Health & Well Being Show 11am-4pm Priory Centre, St Neots Hair styling, alternative therapies, beauty products, nail technicians, sports clubs, fat loss seminars, nutritional therapy and so much more. 40+ stands. Celebrity Dale Pinnock, as seen on Titchmarsh, the UK’s first medicinal chef will be there doing cookery demonstrations. Email: paijevents@hotmail.com Web: www.paijevents.com 58

Entries into our What’s On sections are free. If you have an event you would like us to publicise please email the details to whatson@villagermag.com 12 May Model Railway Open Day 2-5pm 14 Boardman Close, Little Paxton Free admission St James Church, Little Paxton Present Model Railway Open Day. Donations welcome. Come and see a Gauge 1 radio controlled model railway in the garden. Refreshments, books, bric-a-brac, raffle etc. All proceeds to St James’ Church Building Project. 12 May Organ Recital 7.30pm All Saints Parish Church, Market Square, Huntingdon Adults £5, Concessions £4 David Hirst, FRCO, formerly Assistant Organist of St Martin’s in the Fields, London and Managing Director of Harrisons and Harrisons Organ Builders, Durham, returns from Paris to play Huntingdon’s historic Victorian Brycesson Organ. 17 May A Celebration Dinner for 25th Anniversary of ChildLine 7pm prompt Hotel Felix, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge £55 per person includes welcome drinks, 3 course meal and wines, coffee and truffles Featuring Harp & Voice Recitals by Lucy Bunce. Inspirational folk sounds, hints of Celtic and glimmerings of Jazz! Luxury Hamper draw. Smart dress code. Event kindly supported by Hotel Felix. Tickets from Kate Armstrong 01954 719745 Email: cfm.armstrong@gmail.com 18 May ‘Musicals in the Aisles’ 7.30pm Adults £10, Concessions £8 including complimentary glass of wine at interval Part of the St Mary’s Church Music Festival 2012 Stageworks of Buckden presents ‘Musicals in the Aisles’. Back by popular demand. In aid of Buckden Living Stones & Church Funds. Tickets from Top Banana or Ron Ingamells 01480 811608 or rjingamells@btinternet.com 18 May-14 September Bat Punting Safaris Times vary River Cam, Cambridge Adult £15, Concession £13.50, under 12 £7.50 Every Friday just after dusk join the Wildlife Trust experts and Scudamore’s punt staff on a 90 minute journey along the Grantchester stretch of the River Cam which has a vibrant bat population. 50% of proceeds go to The Wildlife Trust. Web: www.wildlifebcn.org Web: www.scudamores.com for booking


what’S ON? IN MAY

19 May Annual Plant Sale 11am-4pm Buckden Towers Entrance £2.50, children free Proceeds to Restoration Fund. 19 & 20 May Art Exhibition 10.30am-4.30pm Hemingford Abbots Village Hall Free admission Hemingford Art Club Art Exhibition. All works of art both framed and unframed are originals and will be for sale. Cards featuring original work and also handpainted ones will be on sale. Refreshments available. Web: www.cambridgeshire.net for further details 20 May Huge Car Boot Sale 9am-2pm, gates unlocked 7.30am for sellers Ernulf Academy Playing Field, Barford Rd, Eynesbury, St Neots Pitches £7. Admission free – donations welcome. 200+ Pitches. Bouncy Castle, BBQ, Refreshments. Organised by Ernulf Parent Teacher Association. For more info email fishfam5@aol.com 23 May World Touring Car Driver James Nash comes to The Rufus Centre! 7.30-10pm East Anglian Air Ambulance, The Rufus Centre, Steppingley Road, Flitwick, MK45 1AH Tickets £2.50 including glass of wine/beer/soft drink An evening with James Nash, current Team Aon Ford Focus World Touring Car Championship driver and independent drivers champion in last year’s British Touring Car Championship. Generously sponsored by Evans Halshaw Ford of Bedford. There will also be a raffle to raise funds for James’s charity, East Anglian Air Ambulance. Evans Halshaw Ford will be present with road version models of the Ford Focus. Tickets from East Anglian Air Ambulance tel 01525 718517. 26 May Brampton Village Fete 1-6.30pm The Village Green, Brampton Stalls, Food, Bar, Dog Show, Band and Singer. For more information telephone David Westall 07774 131663 or email David@westell.co.uk 27 May Cream Teas 3-5pm St Mary’s Church, Keysoe

28 May South Cambridgeshire NSPCC Branch AGM & Luncheon 11am Hotel Felix, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge Tickets £20 Welcome drink at 11am followed by short AGM. Then enjoy t2-course luncheon with coffee and truffles. Guest Speaker, Nick Edwards from the NSPCC Peterborough Service Centre, will talk about the services provided in this region to help support children and young people at risk. Guest of Honour, Ann Morrison of the NSPCC Board of Trustees. Guests are very welcome! RSVP 14 May. Free parking available and disabled access. Tickets available from Bill Armstrong, Branch Chair tel 01954 719745 or email wrarmstrong@hotmail.co.uk 14 July Little Paxton Gardening Club Annual Show Little Paxton Village Hall Now is the time to think about your entries for the Annual Gardening Club Show. There are a wide range of classes to suit everyone. Choose from vegetables, flowers, wine making and floral art as well as craft and cookery and photography. Separate classes for children. For a full schedule please contact the Show Secretary: Sian Fox 01480 395084. St James’ Church Little Paxton is now closed until Autumn 2012 due to building work. Sunday Services will be held in Little Paxton School, Gordon Road. Enquiries regarding baptisms, weddings and other matters can be made to Rev Annette Reed Tel: 01480 211048 or email: rev.reed@btinternet.com. Also see www.littlepaxtonchurch.org.uk.

Cambs Jubilee Events 29 May Brampton Institute Bowls Club Golden Jubilee Celebrations 2pm The Bowls Green Coronation Way Brampton Brampton versus a Bowls England National President’s Team. Spectators welcome. Free Admission. Tel: The Secretary 01480 459408 2 June Jubilee Fete 2pm The Manor, Great Staughton St Andrew’s Church fete at The Manor. Fun for all the family including bouncy castle, chance to win a car, Golf Challenge, BBQ, tombola, plants and produce.

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