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all the venues across the region which have one of our collection tins – the contents really do add up to make a difference here at Thorpe Hall. Now we need volunteers who are willing to use their community connections and knowledge to pick up full tins, distribute empty ones to venues which already support us and identify places which might like to have one of our collection tins at the till, on the counter or on the bar.” Husband and wife Elaine and John Rignall have already signed up as Blue Tin Heroes covering
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The Chernobyl Children have arrived! Cecilia Hammond Smiling faces, full of excitement and that’s just the host families!
he children are so happy to see old friends and to play and run around. Some are very thin and grey, but four weeks of love and care will make all the difference. The children were greeted with a teddy chosen by their host families, something they never seem to grow out of! So far, the weather has been kind to us, so the children have had outdoor fun, learning to ride bikes, to swim and to play in a hot tub! They have had something of a medical week, the doctor has visited, Specsavers has kindly provided glasses for eleven of the children and yesterday
we were at the dentist which involved a lot of fillings - the children were very brave. There has been time for fun and games too, the traditional welcome picnic at Northborough Village Hall was a great success. It is a lovely venue with plenty of space and is one of the highlights of the visit. Soon the children will spend a day at Arthur Mellows where they will have wide eyes as they see the campus, they will make pizza and play with the older children and have a wonderful time. Activity World was a lovely way to spend a few hours as you can see from the boys’ faces as was Railworld, a new discovery.
We have kind people who have sponsored children, making their visits possible and we send our thanks to all of these wonderful organisations, without you the children wouldn’t get the opportunity for health and fun. We are also very grateful for all the vegetable seeds that have been donated, we would love some more tomato, cucumber, gherkin, beetroot and pepper seeds if anyone can help. We can be found at the Scout Hut most mornings or just give me a ring. We would love to hear from you. Next year we will need new host families too! Thank you.
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The homes we live in, our roads network, shops and business premises, infrastructure, communications and so many other aspects of our day to day lives have, at some time, been subject to the objectivities of the UK planning system. Cllr Peter Hiller – Glinton and Castor ward Although much simplified over the last few years our planning system still operates on many levels and Peterborough City Council, as a Local Planning Authority (LPA), is tasked with making sure we have robust policies in place to not only encourage much-needed new development and assist managed growth in and around our City but also to protect our historic Conservation areas and prevent profiteering developers inflicting unwanted housing schemes within the scenic open countryside around our rural villages. We are a planled LPA. This means that we have a government-approved Local Plan (LP) in place which determines, in accord with national planning guidance (via the National Planning Policy Framework), the appertaining policies and ambition for how we determine the growth of our City over the 5 or so years it’s in force, and plan where we think 8
that growth should happen. As this latest plan is coming to an end we have now written a new Local Plan, which is currently with the government Inspector for examination and approval. As the existing did, this new LP will, after much consultation, also allocate the specific sites and areas for growth over the next 4/5 years and future housing numbers in Peterborough. Following the 2010 General Election however one of the Government's main priorities was localism, with a key aim of returning planning powers to local people via the new Neighbourhood Plans (NP’s). Formally introduced by the Localism Act 2011, all of the laws and regulations needed to make neighbourhood planning a reality are now in place and, in Tribland, after a great deal of hard work by dedicated local working groups, PC’s and residents; local residents’ consultations; decisive local referenda and,
following the Inspectors’ final approval, we currently have three NP’s adopted by the City Council for Peakirk, Castor and Ailsworth. These are now statutory planning documents to be consulted upon and help decide planning applications submitted within their respective neighbourhood areas. Both my fellow ward councillor John Holdich and I are firm supporters of Neighbourhood Plans. The above three are within our rural ward and were the first to be adopted but we hope more will be submitted in the near future to help local residents influence and support the shape of their villages’ growth over the coming years. To discover more and read the three adopted NP’s in detail visit the council’s website and search ‘neighbourhood plans’. www.peterborough.gov.uk Peter is the City Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning, Housing, Growth and Economic Development
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Clare Cottage Garden
John Clare Cottage The gardens at the Cottage are now in excellent condition, thanks to the dedicated team of volunteers. They are much appreciated by our many visitors. Staying with a floral theme we have two new exhibitions starting in July both with the theme of flowers and wildlife. In the Dovecote, from July to September, there will be an exhibition of photographs taken by Tracy Louise Photography called “John Clare’s Calendar: A View Through The Lens”. The exhibition is a selection
Tracy Louise Photography
of images from John Clare’s garden and the surrounding countryside that brings his words to life through photographs. The exhibition is based on Clare’s work published in ‘The Shepherd's Calendar’. In the Café and glazed link there will be an exhibition of wild flower pictures, by the artist Marianna Kneller, which have been inspired by the works of John Clare. Marianna has been the Artist in Residence at Exbury Gardens in the New Forest, home of the celebrated Rothschild rhododendrons. During her time as the artist there she was awarded the Royal Horticultural Society the Grenfell and Lindley Medals for
Marianna Kneller her paintings of rhododendrons. Now she is dedicated to painting wild flowers. Both exhibitions are accessible when the Cottage and Café are open for business. Further details of these and other events that are planned for 2018, including the performances by the theatre group – Pantaloons and the Open Craft Fair, can be found on the website at www. clarecottage.org. Thanks to the support of our catering volunteers the café has retained its hygiene rating of 5 (maximum) as awarded by the Peterborough City Council.
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Victorian Childhood in Ufford
Mary, daughter of the rector Thomas Paley, was born in 1850. The rectory was a rambling old house. Inside it was a bit gloomy, the walls in the long passage being covered with life-sized missionary scenes painted on calico. One showed the face of a savage chief with a knife thrust through one ear as an ornament.
rass pans with long handles were hanging on the walls but never used. Hot water bottles were an unheard of luxury. Mary suffered badly from chilblains. Winter and summer she wore a flannel vest and petticoat, a calico chemise down to her knees, stays and drawers with embroidered frills. The front of the house was covered in red and white roses. There were lawns and herbaceous gardens against a background of forest trees. The gardener, Richard Hoggard, also looked after the horse and Mary`s Shetland pony, Jack. Occasionally he got drunk and
once he was found harnessing the horse with its head where its tail should be. He said "some folks likes it one way and some the other". His daughter was the cook who was paid ÂŁ10-ÂŁ12 a year. There were village girls, who worked housemaids and stayed until they married. They came at 7 o`clock in the morning, worked all day and were paid one shilling. Water had to be carried in from the pump, coal lugged up from the cellar and stone floors scrubbed. Mary must have had a rather lonely childhood. She had a rocking horse and a Noah`s ark (saved for Sundays). She had
dolls until her father burnt them because he said she was making them idols. Her elder brother died of diphtheria, aged 9. She never went to school but had a German governess who taught her French, German, drawing, music and play acting. Everyone knew their position in society. Ufford Hall was occupied by a succession of odd families, who combined ostentation with economy. The first tenants described by Mary drove around in a carriage pulled by a pair of horses complete with a coachman and footman, dressed in crimson, with white stockings. On one occasion she and a friend were invited for tea
Everyone knew their position in society. Ufford Hall was occupied by a succession of odd families, who combined ostentation with economy.
and a single strawberry was divided between them. They sat in the drawing room where the furniture was swathed in dust covers. Some later tenants drove round the village singing "Champagne Charlie" and the next day appeared in church dressed in pale blue satin and dripping with jewels. The villagers never failed to drop a curtsey or raise a hat when confronted with the gentry. There were 7 farms in the village and Mary described the farmers as uneducated and boorish. The village was more or less sufficient with a general store and a baker`s shop
where Sunday dinners were cooked, as well as a blacksmith, shoemaker, carpenter and stone mason. Most men worked as farm labourers. Until the free school on the hill opened in 1859 the only school was in Mrs Sopps` house and she doubled up as a washerwoman and nurse. As she grew up Mary`s leisure activities were certainly limited. She visited the poor, helped with Sunday School teaching and practiced hymn singing for the next service. Occasionally she was invited to an evening party or a dance. Her father accompanied her and brought her home at 9pm.
Frieda Gosling Based on 'What I Remember' Mary Paley Marshall I was curious about the rest of her life and googled Mary Paley Marshall. This gave me a tremendous shock! Her father taught her mathematics and sciences himself and in 1871 she gained a scholarship to become one the first 5 women students at the newly formed Newnham College, Cambridge. She became the first woman lecturer at Cambridge University in 1875, teaching Economics, and married Alfred Marshall, her Economics tutor. She died in 1944 at the age of 93.
Sifting through the PAST Peakirk Archaeological Survey Team After such a long, hard winter and abnormally-wet spring, it was a relief for PAST to resume activities in midMay. Our first test pit of the year in Bull Lane revealed 1700 years of Peakirk’s archaeology, represented by over 80 dateable pottery sherds, retrieved by the two Greg[g]s (Prior and Duggan) and the two Davids (Hankins and Dearman). It also gave us the opportunity to test-drive ‘Prior’s patent soil-sifter’, designed and built from recycled materials by Greg with Eric Hughes of Thorney Road acting as technical advisor. Unlike the garden-sieve that we used previously, this labour-saving device meant that even the tiniest of finds did not ‘slip through the net’. Brilliant for toning the biceps too!
Gregg Duggan and Greg Prior with the soil-sifter
St Wendreda’s relics head for Canterbury (March Museum)
Romancing St Pega
(and other formidable femmes fatales) One of my favourite saints is Wilgefortis, the Portuguese princess who grew a beard and moustache to repel her parents’ choice of suitor. by Dr Avril Lumley Prior
However, in some cases, there was an alternative. Scattered across It had the desired effect for the the Christian world are religious gentleman promptly retracted his sites associated with royal ladies. offer, causing her enraged father to Some of their former inmates had crucify her. As she was dying, she succeeded in evading wedlock prayed that those who remembered her martyrdom would be freed from all completely, like Pega of Peakirk (died 719) and King Offa of Mercia’s their woes. Thus, Wilgefortis became daughter, Ælfthryth (died c.835), known as St Uncumber or Liberata who became a recluse at Crowland and, from the late-sixth century after her father orchestrated the onwards, was invoked by women murder of her fiancé. Others trapped in miserable marriages and including Etheldreda of Ely (died those who were desperate to rid 679), and Kyneburgha of Castor themselves of unwanted husbands. (died c.680), sought seclusion Of course, Wilgefortis [the name in convents upon widowhood means ‘strong-will’] is purely fictional. rather than succumb to another Nevertheless, since time immemorial aristocratic offspring were subjected to marriage of convenience. As we shall see, they were far from placid, arranged and even forced marriages for the sake of political alliances or their compliable pawns but feisty, females with minds of their own. relatives’ machinations. For sons the problem was not so severe, since they Moreover, most of them were inter-related and some of their could always indulge in extra-marital biographies read like action-packed dalliances. Daughters had no such historical novels – with a touch of option and who knows how many prayed for St Uncumber’s intervention? the paranormal.
Kyneburgha, Kyneswitha and a killer queen Take St Kyneburgha for instance, who was despatched c.654 to Northumbria with her brother, Peada, as part of a doublemarriage treaty between her father, the pagan King Penda of Mercia, and the Christian Oswiu of Northumbria. In this way, the two old adversaries got a foothold in each other’s territories by ordering their children to sleep with the enemy. Part of the deal was that before Kyneburgha and Peada could marry Oswiu’s son, Alhfrith, and daughter, Ælfflæd, they must embrace Christianity, which they did with great enthusiasm. Indeed, according to Bede the Jarrow historian (writing c.730), Peada declared that he was prepared to be baptised whether he won the maiden’s hand or not. He returned to his kingdom with his bride and four >>
name. Kyneburgha was joined by Kyneswitha, another of Penda’s doughty daughters. She had been promised to King Offa of Essex but ‘disengaged’ herself after a vision of The Virgin Mary told her to devote her life to God. Such were Kyneswitha’s powers of persuasion that, in 709, Offa renounced his kingdom and embarked upon a pilgrimage to Rome where he became a monk. St Kyneburgha’s Church, Castor
>> priests intent on evangelising the area, possibly setting up home at the abandoned Roman prætorium at Castor. Meanwhile, Kyneburgha remained in Northumbria with her husband but a year later events took a dramatic twist. The truce between their parents ended and Penda was killed in battle against Oswiu and Alhfrith. Peada seemingly kept out of the fray and was rewarded by his father-in-law with the client-kingship of South Mercia. Besides, his father’s death gave him a free reign to build a religious house at Medehamstede [Peterborough]. Unfortunately, Peada’s plans were scuppered when Ælfflæd allegedly murdered him, in 656. Bede does not say what happened to her afterwards but simply adds that, in 658, there was an uprising, all the Northumbrians were expelled from Mercia and Kyneburgha’s younger brother, Wulfhere, became king. Then in 664, soon after attending the Synod of Whitby, Alhfrith disappears from records. It is thought that he rebelled against his father, with whom he had a stormy relationship, and was executed or exiled. So, within a decade Kyneburgha lost her father, husband and brother and was alone in alien territory. Yet, she had earned the battle-hardened Oswiu’s respect to the extent that he returned her to Mercia. Thereupon, she had the wherewithal to create a double-monastery (for both nuns and monks) at Castor, in the vicinity of the church that still bears her 14 14
Etheldreda and her kinswomen Even more impressive is Kyneburgha’s and Kyneswitha’s one-time sister-in-law, Etheldreda, daughter of King Anna of the East Angles, who succeeded in keeping two husbands at arms’ length. The first, Tondberht, an elderly tribal leader, died shortly after their marriage, enabling her to withdraw the Isle of Ely, which he had given her as a wedding gift. In 660, she was forced out of retirement when her father brokered a second tactical union, this time to fifteen-year-old Ecgfrith, the future King of Northumbria and halfbrother to Alhfrith, Kyneburgha’s spouse. At first, Ecgfrith, agreed that Etheldreda could remain celibate but later tried to bribe her with lands and money to yield to his advances. Aided and abetted by Bishop Wilfrid of Hexham, she escaped to Ecgfrith's Aunt Æbbe’s nunnery at Coldingham, where she took her religious vows. Hounded by her husband, she was forced to flee again and after a harrowing journey, arrived back in Ely where she built a double-monastery similar to Kyneburgha’s and Æbbe’s. Once away from court, Etheldreda took austerity to the extreme, fasting and completely ignoring the virtue that cleanliness is next to godliness. Bede, her biographer, divulges that she took a hot bath just at Easter, Whitsuntide and Epiphany [6 January] and then, only after all the other nuns had used the water first. Etheldreda died in 679 and, at her request, was
buried in a simple wooden coffin. She was succeeded as abbess by her sister, St Seaxburgha the widow of King Eorconberht of Kent, and eventually by Seaxburgha’s daughter, Eormenhild, King Wulfhere’s widow. Sixteen years after Etheldreda’s death, Seaxburgha decided to re-inter Etheldreda in a marble sarcophagus, miraculously found in the Fens by the Ely brethren. And lo and behold! When Etheldreda’s body was exhumed, her flesh still remained intact as if she were just sleeping, a sure sign of her sainthood.
Etheldreda holding a model of her church (Marie James)
Even in the Afterlife, Etheldreda could work her magic. The Book of Ely reveals that a paralysed woman was healed after a vigil was kept at her shrine, a boy regained his power of speech and a blind girl’s sight was restored. Etheldreda was equally capable of meting out harsh punishments to those who violated her repose. We learn that, in 870, when a marauding Dane attempted to hack his way into her tomb in search of booty, his eyes ‘were torn from his head’. Later, a curious youth was encouraged by his comrades to push a lighted candle inside and prod Etheldreda with a stick to find out if she had decomposed. As retribution, the lad and his accomplices either died or were driven insane, except for one, Ælfhelm, who survived to tell the
Osyth and the pirates Further afield, in a Warwickshire convent, a young nun named Osyth or Osgyth aspired to become an abbess until King Wulfhere of Mercia instructed her to marry King Sighere of Essex to save him from descending into paganism. Folklore dictates that, having fulfilled her queenly obligation of producing a male heir (none other than Offa, Kyneswitha’s sometime fiancé), her
St Osyth’s Priory, founded c.1121, on the site of her nunnery
husband was barred from her bed by a bellicose white stag. She deserted Sighere whilst he was out vengefully hunting the creature and convinced two bishops of her chastity. She also badgered her husband into granting her land for a convent, at Chich [now renamed St Osyth]. Osyth allegedly was martyred by ‘pirates’, in 700, for refusing to renounce her faith. Undeterred, she picked up her head and carried it back to her church for a Christian burial.
Patronising Pega Finally, exactly 1300 years after her purported departure to Rome in 718, we turn to St Pega, who is celebrated at both Peakirk and Crowland. Pronounced ‘Pea-ga’ not ‘Peg-ga’, she shared a common ancestor with Kyneburgha and Kyneswitha, probably, Penda’s grandfather. Tantalisingly, we know very little about her early life. A few snippets can be gleaned from her brother, Guthlac the hermit of Crowland’s biography composed by Felix, a monk at Repton, roughly twenty years after his death in 714. Even so, Felix deems Pega worthy of only a cameo role and then but in the final chapters of Guthlac’s life-story. From this, we can deduce that her parents were Penwalh (not Penwald) and Tette and that she and Guthlac may have lived together at Crowland but decided to separate. At length, Felix tells us that Pega was summoned from her fenland hermitage to conduct Guthlac’s funeral, cure a blind man with an infusion of salt that he had blessed, and a year later rebury Guthlac’s incorrupt body in a sarcophagus that sounds uncannily like Etheldreda’s at Ely. Having completed her duties,
Pega disappears into the mist, serene, subservient and exceedingly bland. After the consecration of the ‘New Minster’ at Pegecyrcan in honour of The Virgin Mary, The Holy Trinity and All Saints in 1014/15, the veneration of St Pega seems to have ceased. It may even have been supressed by the very priests of Peakirk whose job was to concentrate on praying for the souls of their church’s founder, Sigeferth, his wife, Ealdgyth, and her second husband, Edmund Ironside. As we shall see, the monks of Crowland had a vested interest in luring Pega’s cult away from Peakirk too. Here, their post-Conquest sources are more forthcoming, putting colour in Pega’s cheeks and making her life increasingly more interesting and eventful as the centuries progress. Alas, we cannot vouch for their integrity.
tale. He was rendered immobile until his distraught parents carried him to Etheldreda’s shrine. Duly repentant, Ælfhelm recovered and earned the saint’s forgiveness by compiling a catalogue of her miracles and issuing dire warnings to anyone who contemplated interfering with her again. In 974, Etheldreda and Seaxburgha were reunited with their younger sister, St Wihtburga, whose undecayed corpse was stolen from Dereham Abbey by the monks of Ely, thereby presenting a multiple pilgrim-package and considerably boosting the reformed Benedictine monastery’s coffers. A more-obscure relation, St Wendreda, reputedly established a nunnery at March, near the site of her fourteenth-century church with its splendid angel-roof. Her mortal remains also were purloined by the Ely brethren and carried into the Battle of Assendune between Edmund Ironside and King Canute of Denmark, in 1016. Sadly, Wendreda’s supernatural powers was not so effective as Cousin Etheldreda’s for her bones were captured by the enemy. One of her posthumous adventures is depicted in a stylised, Victorian bas-relief displayed in March Museum. It shows the townsfolk of Ely bidding farewell to Wendreda’s relics, whilst in the left-hand corner, the Christianconvert, Canute, stands resplendent with yellow plaits, micro-tunic and horned helmet. On the Great Ouse, Viking long-ships lie at anchor ready to transport Wendreda to her new resting-place in Canterbury Cathedral.
Pega leaves Peakirk for Crowland (Guthlac Roll)
Although a twelfth-century poem declares that Guthlac had evicted Pega from Crowland because the devil had impersonated her and tempted him to break his fast, the monks of that abbey were determined not to let go of her again. By 1050, Pega’s Crowland cult had been revived, her Feast Day celebrated on 8 January, her ‘chapel at Paylond’ (east of the abbey) restored and tales of her holiness and miracles propagated. Orderic Vitalis, employed by the abbot of Crowland during the 1120s, introduces the concept that Pega died in Rome, implying no relics >>
St Pega’s Church, Peakirk
Crowland Abbey, built on the site of Guthlac’s shrine
‘Pega’ window St Hilda’s Church, Ashford
>> were left in Peakirk to deflect pilgrims and their all-important revenue away from the abbey. Nonetheless, we catch a glimpse of late twelfth-century Peakirk in one of the roundels of The Guthlac Roll (in The British Library) as the bereaved Pega is helped into a boat by one of her brother’s disciples. By 1240, an ‘Anthem for St Pega’ had been composed and copied into a hymn book called The Crowland Gradual (also held at the British Library). Its lyrics proclaim that Pega’s ethereal beauty captivated a king, who wanted to marry her but she declined in order to become a bride of Christ. A flight of fancy to make Crowland’s anchoress seem highly desirable, perhaps, rather than a malnourished, middle-aged spinster who had fled to the Fens? Who knows? Still, I can’t help but scan the list of late seventh-century ‘eligible bachelors’ and wonder it was King Æthelræd of Mercia (brother of Kyneburgha, Kyneswitha, Peada and Wulfhere) that the thirteenth-century, match-making monks of Crowland had in mind. 16
Widowed in 697, when his highprofile Northumbrian wife, Osthryth (half-sister of Alhfrith and Ælfflæd), was slain by Mercian noblemen, Æthelræd had failed dismally to punish the culprits but, in 704, retreated to Bardney, the Lincolnshire monastery which he and Osthryth had generously endowed. Some scholars propose that Guthlac was involved in Osthryth’s demise and it would not have been beyond the medieval mindset to speculate that a plot was hatched to place his sister, Pega, on the throne. Another, though less-likely candidate, is Ecgfrith of Northumbria (670-85), Ethedreda’s ex, who may have been between wives at the time. A third option is Offa of Essex, caught on the rebound after being jilted by Kyneswitha. Scandalmongers would have been spoilt for choice, reminding us of the Peakirk wall-painting, ‘A Warning to Gossips’. Nonetheless, a soupçon of a romance makes Pega seem more human and hints of an iron will that Wilgefortis would have applauded. Whilst place-name evidence determines beyond doubt that Pega settled in Peakirk, astonishingly it is not until the late-fourteenth century that any of the Crowland historians acknowledge her association with the settlement. Then, ‘Abbot Ingulph’s’ false-chronicle (purporting to be written in the late-eleventh) initially places Pega’s hermitage ‘four leagues’ to the west of Crowland.
Later, ‘Ingulph’ mentions that ‘the monastery of St Pega at Peakirk’ was razed by King Swein of Denmark in 1013, conveniently clearing the way for a completely the ‘New Minster’ a year or two later. Despite this, memories of a ‘Pega’ dedication must have lingered until after the Reformation of the English Church by Henry VIII in the 1530s, when it was reconsecrated in her name. Incidentally, the Old-English personal-name, ‘Pega’, means ‘she who deceives’. Was this an undeserved moniker that was bestowed upon her after the Devil took her guise? If so, the legend of her expulsion from Crowland may have its roots in antiquity and we are left to wonder what Pega’s real name was.
Women of substance Of course, we should never believe all the stories we hear. Most were disseminated by oral tradition and embroidered each time they were told to enhance a saint’s street-cred as someone who could intercede on Judgement Day and fast-track repentant sinners to Heaven. Just like us, Anglo-Saxon and medieval folk were looking for heroes with whom they could identify; real people who had loved and lost, suffered danger, hardship and hunger. They wanted saints of substance who understood their individual needs, hopes and fears, not shadowy paragons of virtue, who had led charmed and often useless lives. And, of course, Pega, Kyneburgha and their indomitable kinswomen neatly fitted the bill.
‘Allo to all you in your villages I hope you are well and enjoying yourselves. This issue of your fine magazine I am to be speaking about the summer serving soup.
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Chez Pierre Gazpacho – our Summer Salad Soup… I suspect that when we think of chilled soups in France you probably think of vichyssoise. A true French leek and potato classic when prepared with care, and served often during the summer months here at Chez Pierre. The original recipe dates from around the turn of the last century and is attributed to the famous chef Louis Diat, who learned to cook in 1890 by the age of 5 and by the age of 13 resolved to become a chef. Diat worked in many famous French restaurants including the Ritz For four: 100g slightly stale crusty white bread, soaked in cold water for 20 mins 1kg very ripe tomatoes, diced 1 ripe red pepper and 1 green pepper, deseeded and diced 1 medium cucumber, peeled and diced 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed 150ml extra virgin olive oil 2tbsp sherry vinegar Salt, to taste Garnishes – see right
in Paris and London, coached by both Cesar Ritz and the inimitable Auguste Escoffier. But during his time in Paris Diat also introduced patrons to his version of a Spanish classic peasant dish the Gaspacho, although calling it the Hôtel Ritz Potage Americane, as we French aren’t keen on too many of the dishes from the other side of the pyrenees. Our guests at CP absolutely love this when we serve at lunchtime on a nice day, with fresh bread and a green
salad. It’s so easy to follow my instructions to be a good soup but your ingredients have to be tip-top, non? Nothing tinned, nothing from the freezer. How to make Gazpacho a la Chez Pierre: This is the dish I have served to no less than the wife of the former Spanish Ambassador to London, Elena Meneses de Orozco, who was, in her own words, ‘transported back to the Andalusian mountains’ in her praise whilst trying a bowl during a recent visit.
1 Mix the diced tomatoes, peppers and cucumber with the crushed garlic and olive oil in the bowl of a food processor or blender. Squeeze out the bread, tear it roughly into chunks, add to the mixture and blend until smooth, then add the salt and vinegar to taste and stir well. 2 Pass the mixture through a fine sieve, then cover and refrigerate until well chilled. 3 Serve with garnishes of your choice, in small white side dishes: at CP we serve with diced black olives, crumbled hardboiled egg and small pieces of cucumber and pepper; mint or parsley also works well, and some guests like shredded spring onion, small cubes of Spanish ham and so on. It’s really up to you.
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Peakirk Village Fete The weather forecast for the weekend of 12/13 May was decidedly bleak, not a good omen for the fete on Sunday 13. David Hankins On the afternoon of Saturday 12 villager turned out in force on the village green to erect the gazebos, marquees and anything else which could offer refuge from the predicted rain. It was a cold afternoon starting damp and finishing with steady rain which continued through the night. But our hearts did not require a lift and our upper lips were stiff even when the finishing touches were being made on the Sunday morning under a cold and cloudy sky. And then the unexpected happened, as the fete was underway the clouds moved on
leaving a gorgeous sunny and warm afternoon, the ideal weather for a good turnout. The stalls reported brisk business as the games kept children occupied and mums and dads indulged in a glass of Pimms, a cup of tea and a slice of sponge with more cream than sponge. What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon? The fete is held every other year and the weather is so important to its success. We were very lucky this year which made the hard work and stress worthwhile raising over £1400 which will be donated to St Pega’s church to help towards the cost of a toilet.
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Northborough Open Gardens 2018 Polly Beasley
28 May was a beautiful Bank Holiday afternoon for a stroll around Northborough's gardens. Six lovely gardens were open and attractions included vintage cars, plants for sale, raffle, Pimms, John McGowan's Open Studio and an impromptu harp performance. Tea and cake was served in the Church and not a crumb was left! A fantastic ÂŁ1,630 was raised for Friends of St Andrewâ€™s Church Funds and we hope that our visitors, who came from far and wide, enjoyed it as much as we did. Thanks go to our gardeners, our cake- makers and to all who supported us. Last but not least a big thank you to Clare and Gill for the inspiration and enthusiasm behind it all and to our ward councillor Peter Hiller for his photos.
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Maxey Flower Festival What a super weekend (12 & 13 May) of lovely flowers, visitors, sunshine and singing.
Here are a few of our beautiful displays for you to enjoy. A huge thank you to everyone who came to visit our pretty Church.
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Maxey 200 club winners
We went all Italian in Maxey on Sat’ 26 May! Pavanotti arrived to entertain us with some superb singing and funny quips :) A great evening was enjoyed by a full house of locals. Great food, great people, great evening. Bellissimo.
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Maxey Annual Summer Fayre
Peter Hiller Another wonderful Maxey Annual Summer Fayre, on John Perkins field. Weather held despite threatening and loads of folk enjoyed themselves thanks to the Village Hall committee organisers and the Parish Council. Officially opened by and huge thanks to the newly-elected Mayor of Peterborough Cllr Chris Ash accompanied by the Mayoress. Really good games stalls, competitions, band, BBQ, drinks, tombola and very well MC'd by John Cant and Mark Asplin.
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There has been an increase in the cost of scrap metal, which has caused a surge in the theft of Lead from churches. Our church metal is marked with Smartwater but we ask that all villagers are vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour. With the increase in reported rural crime there has been a modification of the 21/2 ton Peterborough City Council suggestion that we create a CCKW truck used by the US and have decided to limit the number telephone cascade within the the British during World War village. If you would like to know of times they cut the grass to Two. The DUKW was used for eight times a year. The Parish more, or to be included, please the transportation of goods and Council have reported that they contact Fred Morton at 20 Main troops over land and water and are not happy with the recent Road. featured in the D Day landings. mowing. The Parish Council is due to This time next year Graham is I’m delighted to report that meet with Peterborough City planning to take his renovated Graham Smitheringale has Council about the planned street DUKW to Normandy for the been awarded a prize of £2000 light upgrade project. We hope 75th anniversary event. We wish to establish how much it would as a contribution towards the cost to install heritage streetlights £20,000 cost of renovating the Graham the best of luck with his that would be more in keeping project and look forward to seeing DUKW. DUKW (known as Duck) with our conservation village. the craft when it is completed. is a six-wheel drive amphibious Our next community event will be the annual church clean up and meal. The planned date is Sunday 9 September, at 10.30am.
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Here we are in glorious midsummer (well it's a nice sunny day ) and I know that, as we've not had the Village Hall heating on! The weekly programme of activities and events moves along happily with regular quizzes, games, Bingo and raffles. Our Fashion Parade day with Bon Marche was very successful with one brave member modelling a swimming costume, and new clothes purchased by many. During May we had a brilliant outing to Rushden lakes Shopping Complex. Super shops and eateries and lovely surroundings made more colourful by some of us donning garlands to celebrate our visit!!! We've celebrated some "big" birthdays recently, those ending in 0, in our usual fashion with flowers, cards, poems and a gift. Congratulations to those ladies. In June we had a Secret Auction and a short village stroll for those who felt energetic on a fine day for a change. Coming up in the programme will be Musical Bingo.. No, not someone singing the numbers, but a quite original version of the game. We will bring our book boxes out and let members choose some new reading matter. Later, in July, a full celebration of American Independence Day sees us wearing Stars and Stripes with a quiz and a visit from our Vicar to join in the fun. Wimbledon will let us show our enjoyment of The tennis tournament but we will not be playing doubles on the Village green!!! Well, it's not in the programme but who knows!!! We still have a welcome for new members of the elderly persuasion who would like to meet new friends and get out for a super mad Monday in Glinton. For more information contact Barbara on 01733 253078.
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20 years on – and still going DONG! In July 1998 the six bells of St Benedict’s were again heard in the village of Glinton ... The bells were cast by Thomas Osborne of Downham Market in 1798, and installed in a metal and wooden frame. The excellent sound of the bells and the admiration of the slender spire are celebrated in the poems of John Clare. I love to see the slender spire Wherein the maid of beauty dwells I stand agen the hollow tree And hear the sound of Glinton bells I love to see the boys at play The music oer the summer swells I stand amid the new mown hay And hear the sound of Glinton bells I love the splendid spire to see For there the maid of beauty dwells I think she hears the sound of me And loves the sound of Glinton bells And when with songs I used to talk I often thought where Mary dwells And often took a Sabbath walk And lay and listen Glinton bells I think where Mary’s memory stays I think where pleasant memory dwells I think of happy schoolboy days And lie and listen Glinton bells Below is a synopsis of the history and current status of the bells, and the possibilities for the future, taken from the Tower Captain’s report to the 2018 Bellringers AGM in April 2018. The bells and tower – 1798 to 1998 The spire was repaired and the top rebuilt in 1951. The bells were last rung full circle for a quarter peal to commemorate the life of Lord Louis Mountbatten who died in 1979. Thereafter, due to the very poor condition of the bell frame, only the light three were chimed for services, for many years by a village ringer – two by hand and the third by a loop attached to his foot! Norman Twidle who was a bellringer for forty eight years sadly died the year before his beloved bells were restored.
The ‘Glinton Spire Bell Appeal’ was launched in 1996 with the aim of restoring the bells so they could be rung for the 200th anniversary of John Clare entering the Glinton Church School, and in readiness for ringing in the Millennium. Under the admirable chairmanship of Cliff Simpson, and supported by local subscription, a national appeal, and a grant from the Peterborough diocese bell restoration fund, the charity project obtained agreement from the Millennium Fund to ‘match fund’ the anticipated cost. Restoration work began in the summer of 1997 and was completed in 1998. The bells were rededicated by the Archdeacon of Oakham on Saturday 11th July after which a ringing competition took place. The guest of honour, Norma Major, presented the winners with straw hats – as was done when the bells were first installed in 1799! 1998 to date The bells have continued to be rung on a regular basis for services, special occasions and practice nights. Ropes and stays have been replaced as
necessary and the bells have been maintained and the tower cleaned. No significant problems have occurred with the bells or tower – although when the clapper of the tenor bell broke in half during practice night ringing it did make us jump! Over the past twenty years more than sixty people have been inclined to ‘take hold’ and more than half have become capable ringers. As is the case with most towers, some of these no longer ring at St Benedict’s – one now lives in New Zealand, some have left for university, some ring in other towers, and sadly there are some no longer with us. Today we have a regular band of six ringers from Glinton and surrounding villages, ensuring that the bells call people to worship for Sunday Service. We are supported on practice night by ringers from Peterborough and South Lincolnshire, and St Benedict’s is considered one of the more active towers in the area. There are currently three enthusiastic ringers in training who will help ensure that John Clare’s bells will continue to be heard in the future.
The objective of the Glinton Spire Bell Appeal was to raise funds so that the bells could be rung, and continue to be rung by a local band for the benefit of the church and to be heard across the village. This has been achieved and twenty years on we now should take the opportunity to tidy up any remaining improvements that have become evident from the successful implementation of the project. Sustainability of the tower Structural assessments in the early 1990s raised concern that the tower could suffer damage if the bells were rung full circle on a regular basis. The bells are heavy - 14cwt tenor, total bell weight over one and a
the church for more than ten years until they emigrated to Australia. In the past twenty years there have been repeated complaints regarding the sound of the bells – that they are not loud enough, and can only be heard when next to the church! When the weathervane mounting was repaired (c2010) the internal scaffolding gave the opportunity to replace the boarding on the spire lights, and louvers were fitted. This stopped the ingress of rainwater, and although more sound was allowed to escape, the bells are still largely inaudible other than in the very centre of the village. Weather resistant bird proof netting would allow the tower parapet door above the bells
The bells are the voice of the church and the sound of our village half tons - for such a narrow tower with slender spire. The quinquennial inspections over the past twenty years of ringing have identified that there has been no degradation of the tower and all is well. Sound control. Considerable thought was put into ensuring that the ringing of the bells did not cause disturbance to the neighbourhood. The Marshalls, who lived in Fig Tree House the nearest property to the church, were very concerned that the noise would be unacceptable. The main bellchamber windows were sealed with marine ply boarding and dense concrete blocks and a control system incorporating a sound reducing trap door was constructed above the bells. Jan and Pete Marshall became accomplished bellringers and continued to support
to be opened so that more sound can emit to the south. A further significant improvement would be to remove the top rows of concrete blocks from the inside of the bellchamber. This should be done in stages to assess how effective it was. South, east, and then west as considered desirable. The north side should not be altered, as this is significantly closer to Fig Tree and other adjacent houses. Draughts, Bugs, etc. Replacement of the old carpet hung at the top of the stairs. It is intended that it is replaced by a door to eliminate the draught in the staircase and to safeguard the spire in the event of a fire. It would muffle the sound coming down the tower and into the church, and redirect it upwards into the spire to be heard outside.
On Thursday 12 July, 7.30pm the bells will be rung in celebration of these 20 years!
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A quarter peal of St Clements, lasting approximately 45 minutes, will be rung by a band of ringers representing the current ringing band, including two of the ringers who rang in 1998. Come along and have a listen (outside the church please until about 8.20pm) and then we will open the doors and be very pleased invite you to come and see the bells being rung.
Sealing the staircase windows would have little effect on sound but would reduce draughts and perhaps eliminate the ingress of ladybirds that seem to like to hibernate on the staircase. Improvement to the electrical service in the tower should be improved to facilitate easier maintenance of the bells. This should include power points in the clock room, improved lighting on the stairs and also lighting around the bells to facilitate maintenance and cleaning. The bells are the voice of the church and the sound of our village – come and enjoy ! We are always looking for new recruits. Come any Thursday evening when we are practising and have look, or give the tower captain, Mike Goodall a call – his number is in the Tribune telephone directory.
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Helpston Open Gadens Tammy Tushingham
On Sat 9 June Helpston once again opened its beautiful gardens. Nine gorgeous gardens took part, the sun shone and the visitors came. With fabulous cakes and tea available in the village hall and rides around the village in a genuine Tuk Tuk it was a memorable day. 337 people visited the gardens and ÂŁ2037 was raised to be shared between the village hall and John Clare Primary School. Many thanks to those who opened their gardens, some of whom can be seen in the photograph.
Street Party A Street Party for the Royal wedding was held at Millfield Close in H elpston. Photograph supplied by Alexa Hall
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Best in Show at Helpston Gala Fun Dog Show was Indi, the French Bulldog, pictured enjoying his toy. Be assured his nose was beautiful. Owner, Afton Cope of Helpstpn says Indi is full of fun. Well done to this pair!
Getting ready for the Big Day. It was an early start for these four, setting up the first gazeb o for Helpstopn Gala. L-r: Rev Dave Maylor, Scout Leader, Tim Boughton, Michael Permarker and Alistair Bradley.
Candyfloss, Cuddlies and the Playb us went towards putting smiles on the faces of these two young ladies: Phobe Walker (8) and Lucy Abell (8).
Describing themselves as â€œVirgin Flossersâ€?, Jan Grey and Jackie Sugden made a first class job of the candy floss making. Looks fun too! 28
Helpston residents, Kevin Tighe and Robert Drabik peruse a photograph of old Helpston. Who could dither over the bargain price? But they did!
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Waiting for the Dog Show to begin: Claire Tapley with Baxter, the Border Terrier, Arielle Tapley (aged 2), and Jenna Deja with Dora, the Cockerpoo. Helpston Church Gala raised around £4,500 – most of the money taken in three hours before rain set in. Vicar, Rev Dave Maylor said:
“We were thrilled to raise so much because this money not only helps the church but charities as well.” Local charities to benefit this year were: Friends of John Clare School, Helpston Guides, Helpston History Group and Helpston Playhouse. A small percentage is donated to an overseas charity especially close to Dave’s heart and that is the Chilli Children’s Trust. Local doctors from the church, together with Rev Dave, have been out to Kisiizi Hospital in Africa where, in April, sixteen operations were carried out on children whom the Trust thought would benefit.
Eric West and Border Terrier Archie (10) couldn’t believe their luck when they were awarded Best in Show for the Older Dog. Eric recently left Helpston to settle in Stamford but returns often and is a member of the John Clare Society Festival Committee. He will be running the Car Park on Festival Day, 14 July.
Vintage Cycle Malcom Collins of Peterborough . His 1890 Gala pton Hels at by ped drop Club an who Hillm am Willi by e mad F, Premier model s and cars, is went on to manufacture motor bike ston. being admired by Bill Purdon of Help ston Gala Thrilled to win a prize at the Help inic and Dom s, Jone a Olivi : Fun Dog Show d, an Vanessa Glynn of Helpston with Twee Puppy. ler Hee e ashir Lanc d th-ol mon t eigh
Barnack resident, Emma StephensDunn discusses he r purchase with expert, Sylvia Do lby. Sylvia has been a constant presence at the plant stall for ma ny years and raise s a lot of the plants on sale herself.
Churchwarden Clive Pearce bites into the Best Burger in Helpston!
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The BBC Gardeners’ World broadcast on 22 June (available on iPlayer) features an item recorded by Adam Frost on the Hills and Holes, which shows what a special place we have on our doorstep.
BBC Gardeners’ World at Barnack Hills and Holes
The Friends of Barnack Hills and Holes. This broadens the value of the Reserve, showing that it is not just for those interested in wildlife, particularly wild flowers, but a source of inspiration in garden design. It is also well documented that open spaces and contact with nature are good for our mental health. Therefore, with ever-increasing visitor pressure on the reserve, it is more and more important that we look after the site this summer if we are to retain and even enhance its beauty. You can help by keeping
to the established footpaths, not leaving behind any litter and taking care not to damage any plants adjacent to the footpaths. There has been significant improvement with the problem of dog fouling since waste bins were introduced, but it has not been eliminated. So please remember if you do bring along a dog, to pick up and deposit in the bins provided all dog waste. If you want to participate actively in preserving the reserve for future enjoyment, then donations can be made following the instructions
on the signs at the entrances, or consider joining in with the organised working parties to keep the scrub at bay. (Orchids are just starting to establish in the vicinity of the area cleared of trees and scrub in the early 2000s). Your assistance in ensuring this reserve maintains its status as an outstanding National Nature Reserve (with 8 red list species) and does not become just a "great place to walk the dogs", is very much appreciated.
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Party in the Rectory Paddock, on 7 July. Starts at 12 noon
“Summer is a cumin in“ and the silly season is upon us, Why silly, well who else has a summer that lurches from hot to cold, wet to dry and windy, all in one week. The rest of the world enjoys climate whilst we have weather. However despite these wild variations, Tribune land has seen a glorious display of blossom in its hedgerows and trees.
Nowhere has this been displayed in such profusion then in Barnack’s Hills and Holes, where we have been treated to banks of cowslips and clusters of pasque flowers as well as the early purple orchid. Other orchids will continue to appear during the rest of summer and it is great fun hunting for them. In addition to this floral show, Barnack intends to enjoy the summer with a variety of traditional events. Already the clack of leather on willow resonates over the Cricket Field and games can be enjoyed throughout the season. Of course no summer in an English Village would be complete without its Fete, Barnack’s Fete will be held on June 23rd at 2p.m. in the Church and yard. All the old favourites will be there, children’s games, tombola, white elephants and cream teas, rounded off with the excitement of a Grand Draw at 3.30p.m.
Another major event will be the Party in the Rectory Paddock, on 7 July starting at noon. There is an enormous array of events and displays, from a Sptifire fly past to the Horticultural show by way of a coconut shy and face painting to human table football for all the family and friends. There will be lots of refreshment (including Pimms) and food and live entertainment, literally something for everyone young or old. For further details of events and entry to competitions etc phone Steve on 07921724203 or Shona on 07921724207 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Family entry costs £5 or £2 per person, parking is free in the grounds of Barnack school, all proceeds being donated to three children’s charities. The Acres in Barnack are hosting a “Holiday at Home” event on 13 July. There will be
an opportunity to enjoy a variety of craft activities together with a lovely lunch, and children from the school will please the ear with their singing . Further details can be had from Nick, at the Acres on07795605925 or Mike Mills on07523312387. Please let them know by July 2nd. If you wish to attend, please also let them know if you have any special dietary requirements. Perhaps on a lovely summers day, after visiting the Hills and Holes you might like to consider Lunch at the Millsone in Barnack. If it is nice there is a lovely outside terrace which is positively Mediterranean, and if not so nice, then the menu and excellent food is just as good inside the pub. Finally, a topic which I am sure will attract a great deal of attention is a plan is to vandalise the Church by stripping out its beautifully and lovingly carved pews in order to hold coffee morning etc. This will be followed up in later editions of the Tribune.
On Sunday 13 May, Northborough Village Hall was host to Girlguiding Glinton District when 54 keen, enthusiastic and ready to travel Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Leaders from Helpston, Glinton and Northborough came together for a District Event.
Around the world in three hours...
he challenge for the afternoon was to 'visit' and undertake activities at each of the five Girlguiding Centres around the world. Once in their groups; the adventure began. Where would they start? Sangam in India where an opportunity to wear traditional dress and have henna painted onto their hands was waiting? Or Our Cabana, Mexico where a beautiful, eye-catchingly colourful woven dream catcher could be made? At Pax Lodge, UK peg soldiers were standing
to attention, ready to be painted; whilst at Our Chalet, Switzerland; chocolate was on the menu. The girls could learn about the importance of Swiss chocolatiers and make their own truffles. Creativity and imagination was the order of the day at Kusafiri, Africa as unique and individual face masks were designed and adorned with various decorations. Their final stop of the day was the music room where songs from the various countries were learned and shared at the end in true
Girlguiding fashion; there is always time for a song. The hall resounded with laughter and chatter as the girls learned about the heritage of Girlguiding and its impact around the world. They also considered what makes us proud to be British. Each girl contributed to a large collage about everything they felt represented Britain (despite their youth the rain featured heavily); a photo of which has been sent, along with a letter to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth.
To find out more about Girlguiding in your area, to volunteer or to register your daughter, please visit www.girlguiding.org.uk As the afternoon drew to an end, we were joined by the Commissioner of Cambridgeshire West who presented our District Commissioner, Morag Sweeney with her County Thanks Award for 20 years service as Division Residential Adviser. She also presented 1st Glinton Rainbows Unit Leader, Sally Nash with her Leadership Qualification. As the girls headed home with goody bags in hand and badges to be sewn onto their uniform, the leaders reflected on the afternoon; a good time had been had by all!
Helpston Playhouse Nature has been the continuing theme at the Preschool with the children getting to see the ‘Happy Chicks’ hatching at the beginning of term. It was a truly magical experience for the children and enjoyed by all. Throughout the term the children have looked at insect lifecycles and watched eagerly as some caterpillars created cocoons from which they then emerged as beautiful butterflies. They were then released in the Playhouse garden by the children. Most recently the Preschool had a visit from Zoolab who bought with them a snake, giant snail, Gecko, cockroach and tree frog to coincide with learning about the Amazon Rainforest. The children were amazing and brave enough to hold all the animals.
In the Out Of School Club the children had great fun celebrating the Royal Wedding with a tea party. They have also been busy preparing the garden and planting vegetables. Earlier in the term the Playhouse took part in the Helpston Gala and would like to thank the Gala Committee as we were lucky enough to be one of the recipients of some of the funds raised at the event. As with all money raised through our various activities it goes straight back into the Playhouse to fund new equipment and experiences for the children. Most recently we have invested in a new security system for the main entrance gates, which has proved very successful, and a new t.v. for the setting which can be used by both the Preschool
and Out Of School Club. The Preschool are finding it particularly useful for their Cosmic Yoga. We are so very grateful for all the money raised from our events and would like to thank everyone who comes to take part. We couldn’t achieve what we do without your support – thank you! Our thanks also go to Gareth Davies at twenty8design in Peterborough who has kindly supplied fantastic new signage for our gates and a wonderful new banner for our railings. Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank Molly, our wonderful Out Of School Club Practitioner who will be leaving us at the end of the school year. We really appreciate all of Molly’s hard work and dedication to the setting and wish her well with her future plans.
We are therefore looking for a new Out Of School Club Practitioner to start in the September term. Details of the job vacancy can be found on our website www.helpstonplayhouse.org.uk
Charlotte (left) and Abigail (right) with England international Amy Cockayne after winning the RFU Girls Rugby Cham pionship in Buckinghamshire in April
Abigail Sole-Potter from Glinton and Charlotte Fosbeary from Helpston completed their second season with the Peterborough Under-13 Girls Rugby team with an armful of trophies.
Girls play rugby too! By Simon Potter The team lost just two of their 109 games over two seasons after travelling the length and breadth of the country, playing teams from as far afield as Castleford in the north to Portsmouth in the south and from Drybook (on the Welsh border) in the west to Diss in the east. They wrapped up the season with glory in the prestigious West Coast Rugby Rocks Festival in Devon - billed PROUD TO HAVE RFU 'VALUED VOLUNTEER' STATUS
as the biggest youth rugby tournament in the UK - to make it four major trophies in four weeks, after clinching the East Midlands Championship, the RAF RFU Girls' event and their own festival, one of the biggest girls-only events in the country, in a hectic month. "It's been a fantastic season," said Team Manager Simon Potter, father of Abigail. "We've got a brilliant set of players, some great coaches, a wonderful sponsor and some very supportive parents."
"I had a vague inkling we might do OK when I set this team up just a couple of years ago," added Potter. "But this brilliant set of girls has surpassed all expectations and if they want to consider themselves the best team in the country, I think they've got a pretty good case!" Peterborough Rugby Club will be running girls' teams at under-18, under-15, under-13, the only age groups recognised by the RFU, next season and their senior ladies team has just won promotion.
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John Clare School Buttercross (Reception and Year1)
This term, our special class story was ‘Handa’s Surprise’. We have learnt lots of new facts about African animals, sang an African song, danced and played the African drums! We had fun making our own animal masks to help us retell the story and even made a film!
Broadwheel (Year 3 and Year 4)
During the Summer Term, our topic in Broadwheel class has been 'Around the World'. We have been learning about the different countries and continents of the world, but with a particular focus on our neighbouring countries in Europe. We have really enjoyed developing our Woodgate (Year 1 and Year 2) I.T. skills through creating our It has been a very busy time in own Google Slide Shows about Woodgate class. We have loved our chosen countries. Many reading our new book 'The Lonely of us, as a homework project, Beast' finding about his adventure created delicious dishes native to to find friends so he is no longer our chosen countries which we lonely. We designed and made our brought into class to share with own Beasts and wrote our stories each other! In celebration our of their adventures to find him. In learning, we recently enjoyed a science we started our Sow and Grow fantastic visit to Hamerton Park experiment. We planted spinach, Zoo. We thoroughly enjoyed our peas and cress and over the weeks day and learnt so much during kept a diary of how our plants were a 'hands-on' 'Fur, Feathers and growing. The children have enjoyed Scales' workshop! learning about life under the sea Torpel (Year 5 and Year 6) and worked together to create a large under the sea artwork. They Torpel Class have had a very busy term. The year 6 children should then each worked hard to create their own jellyfish poems. We had an fantastic resilience, motivation and exciting visit from the Northern Ballet determination when completing Company which the children loved their Key Stage 2 SATs - they were learning moves from their latest show determined to show the markers The Ugly Duckling. of their papers how amazing they 36
all are. We have also begun our last topic of the year: The Ancient Greeks. We are enjoying finding out about this ancient civilisation and so far have been learning about democracy, the Olympics, The Battle of Marathon and have been investigating what Greek vases tell us about aspects of Ancient Greek life - these have inspired us to make our own pots out of papier mache! We are also busy planning for our Greek Taverna later on in the term, where we will prepare, cook and eat traditional Greek dishes. We are also very excited about our forthcoming residential trip to Bournemouth; we are most looking forward to visiting Monkey World, Brownsea Island and Beulieu as well as exploring the coastline - hopefully we will have brilliant weather!
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I have, today, picked up the latest copy of the 'village tribune' and seen our article on the talk about the Treasures of Peterborough on page 12 and just wanted to say "thank you very much" for including it in this issue. Thank you for using the photos, too, they certainly make it stand out. It is such an interesting magazine - much more so than some of the other free ones in the Peterborough area. Best wishes, Brenda The Arts Society Peterborough www.pdfas.co.uk
Zena Richards Dog walkers please beware I found these drawing pins scattered around a telegraph pole on Granville Ave.
The news and views of Tribland residents as seen through the eagle eyes of social media alongside your letters to the Editor
Newborough Yfc Tractor Road Run Baby Update; We are delighted to announce ‘the lady in labour accidentally joining in on the road run convoy’ was Amy Fisher, with very soon Father to be Paul, from Market Deeping who thought he would be delivering. Baby Kylo who is the ‘road run baby’ was born at 3.30pm , Peterborough Hospital. Just as we were heading home with the convoy. The police who are always excellent with this event, escorted Paul, Amy and nearly here Kylo to the A47 so they can head onto Hospital! At least we know he hasn’t been called ‘John Deere’ or ‘Tractor Ted’ and our farmers that were good at lambing were not required! Think we know who will be cutting the road run starting ribbon next year!!!
Emma Windsor Has anybody lost this pretty little kitten? Found in hedgerow on North Fen Road. It’s safe with me. Message me if it belongs to you.
Peter Hiller Steve Zealand Lovely day for the Tractor Run this year. It was a bit of a worry to see the paramedics and police rushing around though. Hopefully everyone is ok.
Jay Gearing Evening all. I had it confirmed by Barry Sheerman’s office today that the Exeter Arms (Helpston) has been sold. Can anyone who has received a questionnaire please disregard it. We were lead to believe that the sale had fallen through hence why the questionnaires went out. Our apologies.
Having witnessed a very (very!) near miss between oncoming cars at the pinch-point in Maxey High Street recently I checked with the Parish Council they were happy for me to have all the somewhat worn out road markings relined here. Peterborough Highway Services have now re-lined not just this central spot but also the length of the High Street, which all needed doing really. Good job guys, thanks.
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Stretch Benefits By Sarah Davey
In an attempt to prevent injury, most of us stretch before exercise and some (though not as many) stretch afterwards. But if we’re doing fairly steady activities (jogging, cycling or walking) then while stretching will improve our flexibility there is not much evidence it will prevent muscle injury. In these cases the advice is to warm up with five minutes of light, gradual exercise instead. The reason for this is that it’s important to increase the blood flow to the muscles and heart steadily, sudden changes will cause muscles to fatigue more quickly. 38
Stretching is more effective if you’re doing the type of exercise where you land constantly and forcefully on your feet, or stop and start quickly (sprinting, tennis, weight-lifting, or competitive team sports like football). The more flexible the muscles are the more impact they’ll be able to sustain. But everyone benefits from stretching after a workout. During exercise lactic acid builds up in your muscles. This can lead to soreness and fatigue. Stretching after a workout helps to eliminate the lactic acid and restore the muscle to its relaxed state, preventing the fatigue.
Glinton have had a busy couple of months with members meeting up to visit Long Sutton Flower Festival , with its beautiful floral displays, followed by lunch at their Village Hall. The Five Bells at Edenham was the venue for this month’s lunch outing which was enjoyed by all. ‘The National Federation of Women's Institutes urges all W.I. members to recognise parity between mental health and physical health and take action to make it as acceptable to talk about mental health issues as much as physical health issues and to lobby Government for better support for mental illness.’ An important issue, this Federation resolution was discussed by members at our May meeting and after a unanimous vote, it was agreed that our delegate be asked to support the resolution. After the more serious business was conducted, members enjoyed an entertaining Beetle Drive! At the June meeting Scott Creasey talked to us on the subject of ‘Don’t forget to Remember’. Amongst other things, Scott had performed on stage as a ‘mind reader’ and he taught us some tactics, using his memory skills, to help us remember names. Using images in our heads, apparently the more ridiculous the better, we could improve our recall of names. Certainly a very useful skill! The images Scott gave as examples were definitely entertaining. The jury’s out on how well this will work for us!
Glinton WI Diary 10 July Talk by Robin Dennett on ‘The Story of Dennett’s Ice Cream’. 14 August Members’ outing to The Horseshoe, Thurlby. Visitors are always welcome at out meetings, 7.30 p.m.at Glinton Village Hall. £4 including supper. If you need any more information please ring our Secretary, Jenny Dunk, on 01733/254252.
Helpston WI WI member Maddy Ratnett was our speaker for May and she entertained us with tales from her career as Press Officer for HM Revenue and Customs. Reporting on customs seizures was a dangerous occupation, involving a custom-made stab vest (a colleague was shot and killed by smugglers) and it also led her into distressing situations, e.g. when rescuing very young girls from a brothel. Maddy illustrated her talk with pictures of creative local hiding places for contraband and emphasised the risks posed by illegal goods: cigarettes with 60% more tar, 80% more nicotine and 103% more carbon monoxide than those approved for sale in the UK, or laundered 'red' diesel which corrodes engines. Maddy feels that the best deterrent is a confiscation order; not just jailing but getting the money back. Seized goods are recycled to power the national grid! We were told that the best way to tell if something is legal is the
price, and urged to call the 24hr hotline on 0800 595000 to report any suspicions. In June, we enjoyed delicious samples of Robin and Claire Dennett's award-winning ice-cream, frozen yoghurt and sorbets. They described how their firm evolved from a small dairy farm in Lincolnshire, where Robin's grandmother made 1d vanilla ice-cream licks. Robin's father was inspired by Italian gelato flavours during the war and the invention of freezers meant that they could expand their range to the current 30+ flavours, supplying 80 restaurants. The fourth generation of the family also run ice-cream parlours in Spilsby and Lincoln, making 67,000 litres of frozen treats last year. Although they no longer milk their own Lincolnshire Red cows, Robin is passionate about using fresh, local ingredients and natural flavourings. We anticipate some visits to the nearest stockists in Morton and Crowland!
Thursday 5 July 7:30pm in the Village Hall for 'Body and Soul'
Helpston WI Diary Wednesday morning walks Meet outside the village shop at 9:00am Thursday morning walks Meet outside the village shop at 9:00am. Contact June Dobson on 01733 252192 for more details Knit & Natter At Botolph's Barn, Helpston. Join our friendly group of knitters and crafters – all abilities welcome! We meet fortnightly on Wednesdays from 2pm – 4pm (4 & 18 July & 1, 15 & 29 August) Beginners' Line Dancing Every Tuesday from 10:00 -11:00 in the Village Hall. Contact June as above, or just come to the hall. Thursday 5 July Join us at 7:30pm in the Village Hall for 'Body and Sole' by Verity, who will explain how yoga and reflexology can help develop relaxation and strength – ring June as above or turn up on the night. There will be no monthly meeting in August – see you on 6 September!
We are a friendly group who are always pleased to welcome new members to our meetings and wide range of activities. Why not come along to Helpston Village Hall at 7:30pm on the first Thursday of each month? You can contact Jean Mead, our president, on 01733 252025, or June Dobson, our secretary, on 01733 252192, who will be happy to answer any questions you have, or follow the links on helpston.net to village organisations, to see this year's programme.
Rosemary’s FARMING DIARY
Without wanting to reminisce too much, village life was a close knit community, with farming being the largest employee; most families having at least one member employed on a farm, usually the father, with possibly the sons following on and mother also helping out with seasonal or domestic work. A blacksmith was well used with shoeing the horses and also repairing and making equipment for the farms. Not every village had a blacksmith, but a large proportion did. Village life was basically self supporting with one’s everyday needs, the butcher, baker shop, Public House (possibly more
I make no apologies for my passion of having been born, bred and brought up in the countryside all my life. Village life being so important to me.
than one), the church and vicar, with help and support on hand if anyone was ill... How things have changed and I understand why, but at the same time the village community has almost lost it’s identity as we once knew it – what a travesty if this was to be lost completely. I wonder if we would still see so many people moving out of the city into the villages if community life hadn’t changed so much? Coming to live in, participate and understand village life is quite a different experience to urban life. I hope our villages aren’t becoming the city in the countryside. It is important to
say I do not think that it is new people moving in who have changed our village life – it is important that we have a diverse community and I warmly welcome everyone who wishes to move to our community and I know very well that over the years new residents in our villages have brought a wealth of knowledge and have engaged in different activities whether it be church, Parish Council, school, fundraising events etc and I have personally had the pleasure of working with them and have valued this as an asset for our village community, long may this continue. In the 21st
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century, people travel far and wide with their work, some only coming home at the weekends or just to sleep, which can prevent them from participating in village life, which is a shame, they maybe missing out on the whole concept of village life and what it has to offer them. Along with this, the birth of the world wide web, social media and internet shopping, means that everything is available at a push of a button – you can order your groceries with a click without going to a shop and passing Mr Smith on the street for a chat, you don’t need to ask your neighbour to look after your home while you’re away because you can watch your home from a fancy app on the phone, you can tell all your friends on Facebook what’s going on in your life so nobody actually has to talk to another person. Technology and the modern world gives us many things, but let’s not let it take our community away from us – there’s all sorts of things going on – take advantage of it, and it really is an advantage. At last the weather has generally been on our side as far as plant growth goes, we had the heatwave which came so
suddenly – we didn’t know what to expect next, just as soils were drying up we had some welcome rain which softened the ground conditions for the plants to grow. We have experienced rain and sun up to the end of May which has been very welcome and has been excellent for the spring sowings as well as the more established autumn sowings. The grass has also benefitted, we made the decision to cut our first cut of silage on Monday 28th May which turned out to be a good move, we still have some more grass to cut when the weather is a little more settled. The winter barley came into ear the first/second weeks of May, wheats are also showing ear emergence as are the winter oats as I write these notes on the last day of May. The oil seed rape has finished flowering and pods are now quite evident as you drive past these fields. The grain stores are almost empty with the last loads of wheat being loaded, as the sheds are cleared, a cleaning process begins and any repairs or improvements made, with approximately six to eight weeks to go before harvesting begins.
This will be weather dependent, if we get a hot dry June this can bring an early harvest – the old saying a dripping June puts everything into tune is very true. The ‘Cereals’ arable event takes place on the 13th – 14th June at Chrishall Grange, Cambridge – where all the latest technology and new varieties of cereals, oil seed rape etc are on show. New technology is on hand and I am told there will be some new surprises with radical changes for visitors to see.
The gardens are now in full bloom with roses dominating the magnificent show, along with the flowering shrubs, the changing foliage all ready for the open gardens weekend, and our field ponds are teaming with tad poles…how lovely!
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DIARY Wed 4 July Maxey Weds’ Ladies Group. Meeting at the Bluebell at 7.30pm.
Sat 7 July Party in the Paddock. 12-6pm , Rectory Gardens, Millstone Lane, Barnack, Stamford. Family fun day with live music, tree climbing, games, races, inflatables, talent competition, human football, a Spitfire flypast, BBQ and bar! All funds raised on the day are being donated to Barnack School and children's charities. Entry: £2 per person / £5 per family. Free parking at Barnack School. Contact srickard9@aol. com Sat 7 July Adult RYA Start Sailing level 1 This two day course covers basic sailing skills, rope work and collision avoidance. After the course participants will be able to tack and control boat speed and understand basic principles.All safety equipment, including wetsuits and buoyancy aids are included. 10am - 4pm 8 years to 16 years Meet at Nene Outdoors. www.neneparktrust.org.uk Sat 7 July Junior Sailing Club Come and join our qualified sailing instructor at our Junior sailing club for 8 to 16 year olds.Learn basic sailing techniques and manouvres, capsize procedures and learn the parts of the boat. We will play games and generally have fun on the water.3- 4.30pm. £20 8 years to 16 years Meet at Nene Outdoors www.neneparktrust.org.uk Sat 7 July Meadow Bug Hunt Come along to use sweep nets and different techniques to discover which species of bugs, spiders and small creatures makes their homes in the park. 10:30am 12pm and 1:30- 3pm £2. Ages 5+ Meet at Discovery Den www.neneparktrust.org.uk 42
Mon 9 July Nature Tots A fun monthly outdoor parent and toddler group. Each session has a nature theme and will include a messy craft activity, time to explore the beautiful outdoors, story and songtime.Adults may bring up to two paying children. Accompanying younger siblings do not need to book unless they are taking part. 10:00 - 11:30am. £3. 2yrs + Meet at Discovery Den www.neneparktrust.org.uk Thurs 12 July Guided walk with a Ranger Join Ranger Ian Lowe for a guided walk around Ferry Meadows & surrounding areas, pointing out some areas of interest along the 6 mile route. 5:45 - 9pm £2 10yrs+ Meet at Visitor Centre www.neneparktrust.org.uk Sat14 July Junior Sailing Club Come and join our qualified sailing instructor at our Junior sailing club for 8 to 16 year olds.Learn basic sailing techniques and manouvres, capsize procedures and learn the parts of the boat. We will play games and generally have fun on the water. 3-4.30pm. £20. 8 years to 16 years Meet at Nene Outdoors. www.neneparktrust.org.uk
Sat 21 July Junior Sailing Club Come and join our qualified sailing instructor at our Junior sailing club for 8 to 16 year olds.Learn basic sailing techniques and manouvres, capsize procedures and learn the parts of the boat. We will play games and generally have fun on the water. 3-4.30pm. £20. 8 to 16 years Meet at Nene Outdoors www.neneparktrust.org.uk Sun 22 July 1 Star paddle course The one star course is an introductory one day course (10am - 4pm) that looks at the basic skills needed to control a kayak, canoe, or stand up paddle board. It is a stepping stone to becoming a paddler. Designed as a basic award, the one star is the level. 10am- 4pm £75. 16 years + Meet at Nene Outdoors www.neneparktrust.org.uk Mon 23 July Nature Tots A fun monthly outdoor parent and toddler group. Each session has a nature theme and will include a messy craft activity, time to explore the beautiful outdoors, story and songtime.Adults may bring up to two paying children. Accompanying younger siblings do not need to book a place unless they are taking part. 10 - 11:30am.£3 2yrs + Meet at Discovery Den. www.neneparktrust.org.uk Wed 25 July Moments with TreesTree Detectives 2 Collect an activity sheet from the Visitor Centre and follow the route to find trees and learn lots about them as you go! Return to the Visitor Centre and collect a prize! Time TBC Free! Thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund Family fun! Meet at Visitor Centre. www.neneparktrust.org.uk
Wed 25 July Summer Trail Collect a trail sheet from the Visitor Centre and then hunt for clues as you walk around Ferry Meadows. Return to the Visitor Centre to claim your prize. 10:00am - 4pm. £1 per child. Any Age. Meet at Visitor Centre. www.neneparktrust.org.uk
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Sat 14 July RNLI 24hr Race 24 hours out on the water, in a bid to raise money for the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution). The Club will be bringing a 24-hour race to Gunwade Lake, situated at the Lakeside areas of Ferry Meadows Country Park in Peterborough. 3pm start, ends at 3pm on 15 July Meet at Nene Outdoors www.neneparktrust.org.uk
Sat 28 July Junior Sailing Club Come and join our qualified sailing instructor at our Junior sailing club for 8 to 16 year olds.Learn basic sailing techniques and manouvres, capsize procedures and learn the parts of the boat. We will play games and generally have fun on the water. 3-4.30pm. £20. 8 to 16 years. Meet at Nene Outdoors. www.neneparktrust.org.uk Sat 28 July Nature Detectives Use your identifying skills to find out how animals hide from predators, discover what owls eat and who left those footprints. 10am- 1pm. £1 per child. For aged 5+. Meet at Discovery Den www.neneparktrust.org.uk Sun 29 July Family & Friends Volunteering Children, couples, grandparents, friends everybody welcome. All tools and training provided, just bring along lots of enthusiasm. Free car parking for all. 10am - 12noon. Free. 5yrs+ Meet at Visitor Centre www.neneparktrust.org.uk Sun 29 July Family & Friends Volunteering Children, couples, grandparents, friends everybody welcome. All tools and training provided, just bring along lots of enthusiasm. Free car parking for all. 1-3pm. Free. 5yrs+. Meet at Visitor Centre. www.neneparktrust.org.uk Sun 29 July Needle - Felting Workshop Join Artisan felter: Eve Marshall and create a felted landscape using a mix of Merino wool, curls, silk and threads. Learn how to create prefelt and use it in your finished landscapes. Bring photos for inspiration or use the beauty of Nene Park to create your piece. Having a full day allows you time to play with lots of textures, colour and design. No previous experience necessary. Refreshments and all materials provided, bring you own lunch.10am4pm. £45.00. 16yrs+ Discovery Den www.neneparktrust.org.uk
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>> continued from previous page Mon 30 July Fairies and Elves of Ferry Meadows Enter the magical world of the fairies and elves of Ferry Meadows. Activities may include spotting the signs that they have been in the park, making some magical woodland potions and building some amazing homes for them. 1.30-3pm. Free. Suggested donatation of £2. 3+ Meet at Discovery Den www.neneparktrust.org.uk Tues 31July Adult Sailing Taster A taster designed for beginners, this session introduces the basic concepts of sailing. Learn about personal preparation, balancing and turning the boat through the wind. Taster sessions are suitable for anyone aged 16years +. All safety equipment included. 10- 12noon. £25 per person 16 years +. Meet at Nene Outdoors. www.neneparktrust.org.uk Wed 1 August Wild Wednesday Children and adults are welcome to come and join at this drop-in session where they will get to create some seasonal and wild crafts. 10-2pm. £1 per child. Any Age. Meet at Discovery Den. www.neneparktrust.org.uk Fri 3 August Kids Tree Climbing Ever wondered how our Rangers complete the tree work around the Park. Children can come and have a go at tree climbing in a rope and harness. Full instructions are given by our Rangers and all safety equipment is provided.Suitable for children aged 3yrs. 11am-3pm. £2 3yrs + Meet at Visitor Centre www.neneparktrust.org.uk Fri 3 August Pond Dipping Join us in finding out what creatures live underwater in Lynch Lake here at Ferry Meadows in one of our pond dipping sessions. 10:30am-12noon. £2 3+. Meet at Discovery Den. www.neneparktrust.org.uk Fri 3 August Pond Dipping Join us in finding out what creatures live underwater in Lynch Lake here at Ferry Meadows in one of our pond dipping sessions. 1.30-3pm. £2. 3+ Meet at Discovery Den. www.neneparktrust.org.uk
Sat 4 August Adult RYA Sailing Level 2 This 2 day course covers rigging, launching, and sailing in all directions as well as capsize recovery and essential safety knowledge. After the course participants will be able to sail and make decisions in good conditions.All safety equipment included. 10am-4pm. £150. 16 years + Meet at Nene Outdoors. www.neneparktrust.org.uk 4 August Junior Sailing Club Come and join our qualified sailing instructor at our Junior sailing club for 8 to 16 year olds.Learn basic sailing techniques and manouvres, capsize procedures and learn the parts of the boat. We will play games and generally have fun on the water.34.30pm. £20. 8 to 16 years. Meet at Nene Outdoors www.neneparktrust.org.uk Sun 5 August 1 Star paddle course The one star course is an introductory one day course (10am - 4pm) that looks at the basic skills needed to control a kayak, canoe, or stand up paddle board. It is a stepping stone to becoming a paddler. Designed as a basic award, the one star is the level. 10am-4pm. £75 16 years +. Meet at Nene Outdoors. www.neneparktrust.org.uk Mon 6 August Paper Planes Learn how to make a selection of paper planes each with a different level of challenge, or try to design your own. Then decorate them and take part in the flying competitions 10:30-12noon & 1.30-3pm. £2. Ages 7+. Meet at Discovery Den www.neneparktrust.org.uk Wed 8 August Wild Wednesday Children and adults are welcome to come and join at this drop-in session where they will get to create some seasonal and wild crafts. 10am-2pm. £1 per child. Any Age. Meet at Discovery Den www.neneparktrust.org.uk Thurs 9 August Meeting Magical Mammals Join Ranger Chris Rollason for a short walk discovering the small mammals that live in the park. We will hopefully get to see Voles, Mice and Shrews as well as talk about their habitat, diet and identifying features.10-11am. £2 per child. 3+ Meet at Visitor Centre www.neneparktrust.org.uk
Fri 10 August We're Going on a bear hunt Join us on our Bear hunt around ferry meadows, the event will include a craft, storytime and then we will walk around the lakes to find Barney the Bear. 1.303pm. £4 per child. 3yrs +. Meet at Discovery Den. www.neneparktrust.org.uk
Sat 11 August Bushcraft Skills - Shelter Building Come along to find out how to build your own wild shelter and have a go at creating your own one. 1.30-3pm. £3. Ages 7+ Meet at Lakeside Car Park www.neneparktrust.org.uk
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Fri 10 August We're Going on a bear hunt Join us on our Bear hunt around ferry meadows, the event will include a craft, storytime and then we will walk around the lakes to find Barney the Bear. 10:30am-12 noon. £4 per child. 3 yrs +. Meet at Discovery Den. www.neneparktrust.org.uk
Sat 11 August Junior Sailing Club Come and join our qualified sailing instructor at our Junior sailing club for 8 to 16 year olds.Learn basic sailing techniques and manouvres, capsize procedures and learn the parts of the boat. We will play games and generally have fun on the water. 3-4.30pm. £20. 8 to 16 yrs. Meet at Nene Outdoors. www.neneparktrust.org.uk Sat 11 August The Big Tree Hunt Follow an interesting, enjoyable and enviornmentally friendly route to Ferry Meadows from the city centre. Meeting those interested at a city centre location (TBC) at 10am to follow a picturesque route meeting impressive trees along the way. Once you arrive at the park, you can enjoy free refreshments and PECT's Green Festival. contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book and for more details 10am-1pm. Free! Thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Suitable for anyone willing to walk 3.6 miles (one-way) City centre location TBC. www.neneparktrust.org.uk Mon 13 August Nature Tots A fun monthly outdoor parent and toddler group. Each session has a nature theme and will include a messy craft activity, time to explore the beautiful outdoors, story and songtime.Adults may bring up to two paying children. Accompanying younger siblings do not need to book a place unless they are taking part. 10-11.30am. £3 2yrs + Meet at Discovery Den. www.neneparktrust.org.uk
Sat 11 August Bushcraft Skills - Shelter Building Come along to find out how to build your own wild shelter and have a go at creating your own one. 10:30am-12noon. £3. Ages 7+ Meet at Lakeside Car Park www.neneparktrust.org.uk
Mon 13 August Nature Kids Fun nature inspired activity days for children in the summer holidays. Learn how to build a shelter, light a fire and use natural materials in woodland crafts. Different activities every day. 9:30am-3pm. £15 per day and then £60 for booking 5 consecutive days. Ages 7-11 Meet at Lakeside Car Park. www.neneparktrust.org.uk
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>> continued from previous page Tues 14 August Nature Kids Fun nature inspired activity days for children in the summer holidays. Learn how to build a shelter, light a fire and use natural materials in woodland crafts. Different activities every day. 9:30am-3pm. £15 per day and then £60 for booking 5 consecutive days. Ages 7-11 Meet at Lakeside Car Park. www.neneparktrust.org.uk Tues 14 August Youth RYA Sailing - stage 2 This 2 day course covers launching and recovery, steering, parts of the boat and basic sailing. After the course participants will be able to steer and understand basic principles.All safety equipment, including wetsuits and buoyancy aids are provided. 10am-4pm. £150. 8 to 16 yrs. Meet at Nene Outdoors. www.neneparktrust.org.uk Wed 15 August Bat Walk Join park rangers and members of the Cambs bat group for an informative presentation on bats. Follow this with a walk in the park to try and spot the bats that call Ferry Meadows home. 7:45-9.30pm. £5. For ages 5yrs+. Meet at Discovery Den. www.neneparktrust.org.uk Wed 15 August Nature Kids Fun nature inspired activity days for children in the summer holidays. Learn how to build a shelter, light a fire and use natural materials in woodland crafts. Different activities every day. 9.30am-3pm £15 per day and then £60 for booking 5 consecutive days. 7-11yrs. Meet atLakeside Car Park. www.neneparktrust.org.uk Wed 15 August Wild Wednesday Children and adults are welcome to come and join at this drop-in session where they will get to create some seasonal and wild crafts. 10am-2pm. £1 per child. Any Age. Meet at Discovery Den. www.neneparktrust.org.uk Thurs 16 August Adult Canoe taster Perfect for absolute beginners wanting to take their first steps into the wonderful world of paddlesport – this session will teach you the basics in Paddlesport using canoes.These sessions are a great start if you are thinking of progressing onto a 1 star 10:30-11:30am. £15. 16 years +. Meet at Nene Outdoors.www.neneparktrust.org.uk
Thurs 16 August Nature Kids Fun nature inspired activity days for children in the summer holidays. Learn how to build a shelter, light a fire and use natural materials in woodland crafts. Different activities every day. 9:30am3pm. £15 per day and then £60 for booking 5 consecutive days. 7-11yrs. Meet at Lakeside Car Park. www.neneparktrust.org.uk Fri 17 August Nature Kids Fun nature inspired activity days for children in the summer holidays. Learn how to build a shelter, light a fire and use natural materials in woodland crafts. Different activities every day. 9:30-3pm. £15 per day and then £60 for booking 5 consecutive days. 7-11yrs. Meet at Lakeside Car Park. www.neneparktrust.org.uk Sat 18 August Buzzing Bees Come along to find out more about bees in some fun bee-related activities.1.30-3pm. £2 5+. Meet at Discovery Den. www.neneparktrust.org.uk Sat 18 August Buzzing Bees Come along to find out more about bees in some fun bee-related activities. 10:30am-12noon. £2 5+. Meet at Discovery Den. www.neneparktrust.org.uk Sat 18 August RYA Adult Start Windsurf This 2 day intensive course teaches participants the basics of windsurfing, including the key techniques and skills you need for success in this watersport. After the course participants will be able to sail to a chosen point on the water and return to where you started from.10am-4pm. £150. For 16 years + Meet at Nene Outdoors. www.neneparktrust.org.uk Mon 20 August Happily Ever After We will introduce children to Mrs Tiggywinkle and discover the wonderful world of hedgehogs through crafts, activities and stories. 10:30am-12 noon. £3. For 3 yrs+. Meet at Discovery Den.www.neneparktrust.org.uk
Mon 20 August Nature Kids Fun nature inspired activity days for children in the summer holidays. Learn how to build a shelter, light a fire and use natural materials in woodland crafts. Different activities every day. 9.30am-3pm £15 per day and then £60 for booking 5 consecutive days. For 7-11yrs. Meet at Lakeside Car Park. www. neneparktrust.org.uk Tues 21 August Kids Tree Climbing Ever wondered how our Rangers complete the tree work around the Park. Children can come and have a go at tree climbing in a rope and harness. Full instructions are given by our Rangers and all safety equipment is provided. 11am-3pm. £2 3yrs +. Meet at Visitor Centre. www.neneparktrust.org.uk Tues 21 August Nature Kids Fun nature inspired activity days for children in the summer holidays. Learn how to build a shelter, light a fire and use natural materials in woodland crafts. Different activities every day. 9:30am-3pm £15 per day and then £60 for booking 5 consecutive days. For 7-11yrs. Meet at Lakeside Car Park www.neneparktrust.org.uk Tues 21 August Youth RYA Sailing - stage 3 This 2 day course is the next step after the RYA youth stage 2. this course puts all your knowlegde you have learnt so far to the test to have a better understanding of the 5 essentials and improve your sailing.The stage 3 is the benchmark sailing skills and knowledge we ask for when hiring out sailing boats. 10am-4pm. £150. 8 -16 yrs Meet at Nene Outdoors. www.neneparktrust.org.uk
AUGUST - TRIBUNE DIARY
Mon 20 August Happily Ever After We will introduce children to Mrs Tiggywinkle and discover the wonderful world of hedgehogs through crafts, activities and stories. 1.30-3pm. £3. For 3 yrs+. Meet at Discovery Den www.neneparktrust.org.uk
Wed 22 August Nature Kids Fun nature inspired activity days for children in the summer holidays. Learn how to build a shelter, light a fire and use natural materials in woodland crafts. Different activities every day. 9:30am-3pm. £15 per day and then £60 for booking 5 consecutive days. 7-11. Meet at Lakeside Car Park www.neneparktrust.org.uk Wed 22 August Wild Wednesday Children and adults are welcome to come and join at this drop-in session where they will get to create some seasonal and wild crafts. 10am-2pm. £1 per child. Any Age. Meet at Discovery Den. www.neneparktrust.org.uk Thurs 23 August Nature Kids Fun nature inspired activity days for children in the summer holidays. Learn how to build a shelter, light a fire and use natural materials in woodland crafts. Different activities every day. 9:30am-3pm. £15 per day and then £60 for booking 5 consecutive days.Ages 7-11. Meet at Lakeside Car Park. www.neneparktrust.org.uk Fri 24 August Nature Kids Fun nature inspired activity days for children in the summer holidays. Learn how to build a shelter, light a fire and use natural materials in woodland crafts. Different activities every day. 9:30am-3pm. £15 per day and then £60 for booking 5 consecutive days. 7-11yrs. Meet at Lakeside Car Park. www.neneparktrust.org.uk Sat 25 August Junior Sailing Club Come and join our qualified sailing instructor at our Junior sailing club for 8 to 16 year olds.Learn basic sailing techniques and manouvres, capsize procedures and learn the parts of the boat. We will play games and generally have fun on the water. 3-4.30pm. £20. 8 - 16 yrs. Meet at Nene Outdoors. www.neneparktrust.org.uk Sun 26 August Family & Friends Volunteering Children, couples, grandparents, friends everybody welcome. All tools and training provided, just bring along lots of enthusiasm. Free car parking for all participants 10am-12noon. Free. 5yrs+. Meet at Visitor Centre. www.neneparktrust.org.uk
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>> continued from previous page Sun 26 August Family & Friends Volunteering Children, couples, grandparents, friends everybody welcome. All tools and training provided, just bring along lots of enthusiasm. Free car parking for all participants. 1-3pm. Free. 5yrs+ Meet at Visitor Centre. www.neneparktrust.org.uk Mon 27 August Nature Tots Each session has a nature theme and will include a messy craft activity, time to explore the beautiful outdoors, story and songtime.Adults may bring up to two paying children. Accompanying younger siblings do not need to book a place unless they are taking part. 10-11:30am. £3. 2yrs +. Meet at Discovery Den. www.neneparktrust.org.uk 29 August Wild Wednesday Children and adults are welcome to come and join at this drop-in session where they will get to create some seasonal and wild crafts. 10am-2pm. £1 per child. Any Age. Meet at Discovery Den. www.neneparktrust.org.uk Church Diary Dates - 54. WI Diary Dates - 38 & 39
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Arts Society Peterborough Lectures September – December 13 September The Glasgow Boys & Girls, the Scottish Colourists and the French Connection This lecture covers the rise of artistic colonies in the 1880s and 1890s. The paintings of one such colony, the Glasgow Boys, became the toast of Europe. The Glasgow Girls were their contemporaries and achieved international recognition. The Scottish Colourists had direct contact with French Post-Impressionism, particularly Matisse and the Fauves. As a result, their paintings are considered the some of the most progressive in British art of the early 20th century. 11 October The Boy Who Bit Picasso The lecturer is the son of the American, Lee Miller, photographer, and Roland Penrose, surrealist artist and biographer of Picasso. He first met Pablo Picasso, when he visited his family home in Chiddingly, East Sussex. Picasso painted his mother’s portrait six times and she photographed him more than 1,000 times. This amusing lecture also covers the process of writing and the design of his book – The Boy Who Bit Picasso. 8 November Germany’s Post-WWII Culture of Memorials & Counter Memorials This lecture looks at commemoration and Germany, which are highly topical subjects during the current anniversaries of the two World Wars. However, relatively little is known about Germany’s complex post-WWII process of remembrance, which resulted in the fascinating counter memorial movement from the 1980s onwards. Germany’s very specific situation rendered all traditional concepts of memorials irrelevant and inappropriate. So, German artists looked to create art forms that would respond to questions of apology and atonement for their victims. 13 December Messenger or Missile: Angels with Glad Tidings, Doom, Gloom or Perdition This lecture looks at angels, familiar and fantastic, playing major and minor roles, in centuries of paintings, engravings, illustrations and sculptures. Angelic references also abound in Islamic and Jewish traditions, the latter beautifully evoked in Chagall’s ‘Bible Message’. It will also contrast the beauty and light of cherubim and seraphim with the dark, fiery abyss of Satan and contemplate the ‘Angel of the North’. Time: 10.45am – 11.45am (coffee from 10.15am) Cost: Try it for free. Location: The Fleet, Old Fletton, Peterborough PE2 8DL E: email@example.com T: 01733 767539 www.pdfas.co.uk
UFFORD August 1918 Gunner Philip Wolryche-Whitmore Royal Field Artillery 42nd Trench Mortar Battery was killed in action near Colincamps eight miles north of Albert on 1 August, 1918. He was 28 years old and the elder son of Malcolm and Beatrice of Ufford Hall and Thurloe Square, Kensington. He was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge. He served first as a Lieutenant in the Lincolnshire Yeomanry and went to Egypt in September 1914. He resigned his commission in December 1916 and enlisted as a Gunner in the RFA. Philip is buried in the Bertrancourt Military Cemetery, Somme. He is commemorated in Ufford church and in the church at Quatt near Bridgnorth, Shropshire where the family once owned Dudmaston Hall, now a National Trust property.
Private George Latchford 6th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment was killed on 2 July, 1918 aged 34. He was the son of Edward and Hannah Latchford and husband of Mary Latchford of Barnack. A year earlier in the war, on 31st July, 1917, George had been severely wounded in both legs by an exploding shell during the Battle of the Dunes, where on the same day another Barnack man, Pte Ernest Tomblin also 6th Bn Northants Reg., had been killed. After recovering from his wounds, George returned to the fighting and was killed the following year. He is buried at the Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, Albert, Somme.
BARNACK July 1918
July 1918 On 5 July William Alfred Burns from Etton died in action in World War One. One hundred years on we are holding a short Commemorative service at the church, on 5 July 2018 at 6.30pm, to mark his death and the other Etton men who lost their lives during the war.
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St Benedict’s Photographic Competition This is your chance to have your winning photo featured in the Scenes of Glinton 2019 calendar; open to residents of Glinton and the surrounding villages.
Architecture – buildings, bridges, sculptures etc. Winners of each category will also win a cash prize.
COMPETITION RULES All entries must be in hard copy format, 7.5 inches, black and white or colour, labelled on the back with the photo title, your SUBJECT CATEGORIES name and address. All must be The subject categories are:submitted with a completed entry Village life – people should be a form and entry fee on Saturday 7 dominant feature (ensure you have July in St Benedict’s Church from permission of the person/parent/ 2 – 5pm; alternatively entries guardian if images of people/ can be left with Sue Lowe-Lauri children are clearly recognisable). beforehand at 4 Welmore Road, Nature – animals/birds/insects/ Glinton. Late entries after 5pm flowers/plants/gardens etc. on 7 July will not be accepted. AGE GROUPS There are three age groups: under 12s, 12 – 18, adult.
You may submit up to three entries per subject category, with a fee of £2 per entry. The entry fees can be made by cash or cheque (made payable to St Benedict’s PCC). The entries must be the entrant’s own, original work. The entries will be judged by a professional photographer and will be displayed in St Benedict’s Church on Saturday 14 July from 2 – 5pm. No professional photographers may enter. We are looking for originality in your images, capturing the essence of the area. For any queries contact Pat 253009 or Sue 252881. Entry forms are available from the village shop, The Blue Bell, doctors’ surgery, chemist, Glinton schools, St Benedict’s Church. You can also download the entry form from the Village Tribune website: www.villagetribune.org.uk
The committee reserve the right not to accept an entry of it fails to meet the criteria or is not fit for public display. All images must also be in digital format and the winning entries must be made available to be reproduced in the calendar. (Images from smart phones can be easily printed by using high street photographic retailers or on-line services).
Anyone who watched the Royal Wedding would be very interested to learn that a black, African bishop was coming to preach at their local church. The impact made by Bishop Currie at the wedding of Prince Harry with Meghan Markle was remarkable and generated national headlines and quotes from his sermon.
Bishop Liverson Visit When Bishop Liverson Mng’onda from Kenya came to visit Rev Dave Maylor and his wife, Kim at Barnack in June, congregations at the Benefice churches: Bainton, Barnack and Helpston, were in for a treat. The charismatic bishop with his wife, Miriam gave an inspirational sermon at Helpston and quite obviously enjoyed the welcome the couple received with African drums and church members clapping along with African style hymns. Bishop Liverson is a special person. Almost blind from a very young age, he nevertheless trained as a teacher and progressed to ordination, now serving in a coastal diocese of Kenya where he is responsible for 97 parishes. He has been a close friend of Rev Dave and Kim for many years, who met up when they were teaching as part of a programme arranged by CMS (Christian Missionary Society). Being the only white, English couple in a foreign land, they were befriended by Bishop Liverson’s parents who often invited them in for tea after school. Links between the families have grown and Rev Dave has been out to Kenya to visit the Bishop. In his sermon, he took his text from Psalm 40, (a psalm of David), addressing the problem of Waiting. Living in an instantaneous world where we expect quick answers to our difficulties,
waiting is something we find very trying. Using examples from his own life, he said that he had, had to wait for some time to obtain a Visa after his application had gone to the “Decision Making Centre”. At one time, needing to take some visitors to see a lake and having no car, the party waited over an hour. “Then God sent a lorry” he said. “My guests got their first ride in the back of a lorry!” The Bishop used biblical examples of characters (Abraham, David, Joseph) who, although they had received a promise from God, had to wait, sometimes for years, before their expectations were met. “Why does God make us wait?” The bishop answered his own question by saying it is because he wants us to trust him. ”After all,” he said, “the Israelites waited 40 years to reach the Promised Land – a journey that should have taken about two weeks.” He concluded by saying: “We may be waiting for exam results, to get a job, for healing, for marriage or for children. Let us not give up! God is preparing a good opportunity for you!” Bishop Liverson’s visit provided much food for thought for all who heard him.
Pictured above right: Members of St Botolph’s Church, Helpston were thrilled to get a visit from Kenyan Bishop Liverson, who came to preach in June. He and his wife, Miriam come from a large diocese on the Kenyan coast. Barnack and Bainton churches also hosted the visitors, who stayed with Rev Dave Maylor & his wife, Kim. Dave, Kim and the Liversons have known each other since the Maylors were teaching in Africa and the Bishop’s parents befriended them. The congregation clapped along enthusiastically to an African song and drums.
St John the Baptist Barnack
9.30am Parish Communion with Children’s Church 4pm Messy Church
9.30am Parish Communion with Children’s Church
9.30am Parish Communion 3.30pm Songs of Praise Service
11am All Age Praise
10am Benefice Communion Service
St Mary’s Bainton
6pm Taize Service
5pm Bainton Family Day Service
6pm BCP Evensong
9am Parish Communion
St Botolph’s Helpston
11am All Age Praise
11am Parish Communion with Children’s Church
11am John Clare Weekend All Age Communion
11am Parish Communion with Children’s Church 6pm Informal Service
All Saints Wittering
10.30am Morning Praise
10.30am Holy Communion
St Stephen Etton
10am Parish Praise Mark Hotchkin
8am Holy Communion Rev'd Mark-Aaron
10.30am Benefice Holy Communion Rev'd Mark-Aaron
St Peter Maxey
9am Holy Communion Canon McCormack
9am All age Holy Communion with prize giving Rev'd MarkAaron
10am Family Service Village Hall Mark Hotchkin
9am Holy Communion BCP Rev'd MarkAaron
St Benedict Glinton
10.30am Holy Communion Rev'd Mark-Aaron
10.30am Parish Praise Patronal Festival Mark Hotchkin
10.30am Holy Communion Rev'd Mark-Aaron
9.30am Parish Worship Derek Harris
10.30am Family Communion Praise Rev'd MarkAaron and Freda Skillman
11am Parish Worship Derek Harris
St Andrew Northborough
9am Holy Communion Rev'd Mark-Aaron
10.30am All Age Praise Freda Skillman
9am Holy Communion Rev'd Mark-Aaron 6pm Evensong Derek Harris
St Pega Peakirk
6pm Evensong Rev'd Mark-Aaron
10.30am Holy Communion Rev'd MarkAaron
11am Morning Prayer Derek Harris
CHURCH ADDRESSES: St John the Baptist Church, Main Street, Barnack PE9 3DN St Mary’s Church, Church Lane, Bainton PE9 3AF St Botolph’s Church, Church Street, Helpston PE6 7DT All Saints Church, Church Road, Wittering PE8 6AF St Andrew’s Church, Main Street, Ufford PE9 3BH St Stephen, Main Rd., Etton PE6 7DA | St Peter, Main St. Maxey PE6 9HF St Pega, Chestnut Close, Peakirk PE6 7NH | Glinton St Benedict, High St., Glinton PE6 7JN St Andrew Church St., Northborough PE6 9BN 52
Sun 2 Sep
St John the Baptist Barnack
9.30am Parish Communion
9.30am Parish Communion
9.30am Parish Communion
9.30am Parish Communion
St Mary’s Bainton
6pm Taize Service
9am Parish Communion
6pm BCP Evensong
6pm Taize Service
St Botolph’s Helpston
11am All Age Praise
11am Parish Communion
11am All Age Communion
11am All Age Praise
All Saints Wittering
10.30am Morning Praise
St Andrews Ufford
10am Benefice Communion Service
St Stephen Etton
10am Parish Praise Mark Hotchkin
8am Holy Communion Rev'd MarkAaron
10am Parish Praise Mark Hotchkin
St Peter Maxey
9am Holy Communion Canon McCormack
9am All Age Holy Communion Rev'd Mark-Aaron
10am Family Service Village Hall Mark Hotchkin
9am Holy Communion BCP Rev'd Mark-Aaron
9am Holy Communion Canon McCormack
10.30am Parish Praise Mark Hotchkin
10.30am Holy Communion Rev'd MarkAaron
11am Picnic and Worship on Peakirk Village Green together with Peakirk Derek Harris
10.30am Holy Communion Rev'd Mark-Aaron
St Andrew Northborough
9am Holy Communion Rev'd Mark-Aaron
10.30am All Age Praise Freda Skillman
9am Holy Communion Rev'd MarkAaron 6pm Evensong Derek Harris
10.30am Family Communion Praise Rev'd Mark-Aaron and Freda Skillman
9am Holy Communion Rev'd Mark-Aaron
St Pega Peakirk
6pm Evensong Rev'd Mark-Aaron
10.30am Holy Communion Rev'd Mark-Aaron
11am Morning Prayer Derek Harris
11am Picnic and Worship on Peakirk Village Green together with Glinton Derek Harris
6pm Evensong Rev'd Mark-Aaron
St Benedict Glinton
10.30am Holy Communion Rev'd Mark-Aaron
Church Diary Dates: Maxey Church Sunday 8 July New ‘All Age’ Service. 9am. Children’s crafts and refreshments. Sunday 15 July Family Service In the Village Hall. 10am. Freda to lead. Crafts and refreshments.
Karen Edwards & Raymond West (19/05/2018) Wittering Church
To say that we live in interesting global times is something of an understatement! For example, in the last few weeks alone, we’ve seen that amazing handshake between Donald Trump and Kim Jung-un at their summit in Singapore; we’ve witnessed the fractious G7 meeting, when the communique of the richest countries of the world was agreed only after tortuous discussions, and was then reneged upon by the US President; and we’ve just had a major meeting of the heads of state of China, Russia, Pakistan, Iran and several other countries, and ponder what it all means. Here in the UK, we witness daily comings and goings about Brexit, and get continually bombarded with different scenarios and negotiating options. At the end of US-North Korean summit, Kim Jung-un is reported as saying “the world will not be the same again.” It’s the first time that I have ever quoted him, let alone agreed with him, but I do tend to concur that we are in the midst of major changes all around us, and not just in the Korean peninsula. Now, for many people in the world, major change is what is wanted. There has been considerable economic and social progress made in recent decades, with over 1 billion people lifted out of extreme poverty since 1990, and with huge gains made, for example, in child survival and primary school enrolments. But almost half the world — over
Holly Martin & Stuart Clarke (16/06/2018) Barnack Church
I would thoroughly recommend the recent book by Archbishop Justin Welby, “Reimagining Britain”.
Sunday 29 July Joint Benefice Service In Etton. 10.30am. Children’s activities and refreshments. Sunday 12 August New ‘All Age’ Service. 9am. Children’s crafts and refreshments. Sunday 19 August Family Service In the Village Hall. Mark to lead. Crafts and refreshments.
St Botolph's Saturday 25 August Coffee Morning Everyone is invited to the regular monthly Coffee Mornings held in the Church from 10am until 12 noon.
St Pega Friday 28 September Concert in the church This will be a fund raising event to help the project (see adjacent page) but there will be NO entry charge. Further details to follow. Any queries please contact David Hankins chair of the Project Group on 253397
three billion people — still live on less than $2.50 a day, and more than 80 percent of the world's population lives in countries where income differentials are widening. Inequality is a major threat to progress, both globally and here in the UK, which has the 7th most unequal income profile in the developed world. Half of the UK population are financially vulnerable, with one in six people unable to cope with a £50 increase in monthly bills, according to a recent survey. So it’s hardly surprising that social tensions are prominent, whether prompted by the Government’s austerity measures, the low growth of wages, a failure of government services, the negative impact of “globalization” or indeed Brexit. As a Christian, I am deeply troubled by the extent of inequality and vulnerability globally and in the UK, and I am reminded of the words of the prophet Amos, who lived in Israel in the eighth century BC. “Let justice roll down like waters,” he said, in response to all of the poverty and desperation that he saw around him. I know that many of the policy issues facing our Government are very complicated, and I do not pretend to have the answers. But I am trying at least to refocus the questions that I ask, from my usual “What might these changes mean for me?" to “What might these changes mean for others, especially the most vulnerable?” Perhaps that’s a useful challenge for others too?
Do you remember PG TIPS? Derek R Harris No, not the tea, the other one – Peakirk & Glinton Theatre in the Parishes Society! Around a quarter of a century ago a group of wouldbe thespians got together to perform pantomimes in Glinton Village Hall.Were you involved in the PG TIPS production of Cinderella? Ivan Palmer kindly videoed a performance and I have a copy. How about a reunion? I thought it seemed like a good idea – so I booked Peakirk Village Hall for the evening of Friday 2nd November.The evening will start at 7.00pm with a ploughman’s supper followed by a showing of Cinderella.Bring along any memorabilia you may have – programmes, tickets, posters etc. There may even be some special guest appearances too! If you are still in contact with any other members of the cast and crew who have moved away from the area, please let them know about it. Even if you were not involved in the original production do come and join us. To cover costs and to raise funds for the the two churches tickets will be £10 for adults and £5 for children. Looking forward to seeing you there. Every pantomime needs an audience! For further information and to obtain tickets email email@example.com or send a text to 07789 357354.
Rev Mark-Aaron preparing communion assisted by Simon Richards.
Derek R Harris
A View from the Pew
Well not actually a pew more a folding chair borrowed from Peakirk village hall by Glinton’s St Benedict church for the occasion. And the occasion? An open air communion service to mark Pentecost, an important date in the Christian calendar which celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ. Some Christians believe Pentecost represents the birth of the Church. Blessed with fine weather 50 or more gathered on the green adjacent to the church for the service led by Rev MarkAaron. It was an uncommon experience, alfresco Eucharist, but it merged without effort into
the routine Sunday morning life of Glinton, the joggers, dog walkers, shoppers collecting the Sunday papers and accompanied by the varying background hum of chatter, traffic and the breeze through the trees. Who can imagine what passers by thought? Some would have instantly dismissed it but others may have wondered why 50 or so people chose to spend a Sunday morning outdoors giving thanks to Christ. Ordinarily of course those 50 would be in Church and not visible to the outside world. Perhaps next Sunday they will be tempted to have a look in the church?
St Pega Project
The Project Group is working with the Peakirk Parochial Church Council towards extending the community value of the church, primarily by preserving the nationally important medieval wall paintings but hopefully with many other community use spin offs. The work will include toilet facilities, a refreshment area and internal modifications to facilitate easier movement around the church. The Group will be showcasing the project at 3pm on Saturday 15 September in church and you are warmly invited. There will be brief presentations on the project, the wall paintings and the church. Refreshments will be provided at no charge and activities for children are planned. Please come and join us.
Northborough Parish Council If you are interested in becoming a member of the Parish Council and would like to to help support and shape our local community, please contact any Parish Councillor or enquire via the website.
NORTHBOROUGH PARISH COUNCIL Information about the Parish Council, including meeting agendas and minutes can be found on the Parish website:- www.northboroughpc.co.uk and on the parish notice boards. Please direct general queries to the Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org Cllr John Dadge (Chair) 01733 254145 07802 702908 Cllr Malcolm Spinks (Vice Chair) 01778 343585 07870 343562 Cllr Rob Chiva 01733 252823 Cllr Brian Spriggs 01778 342562 Cllr Terry Palmer 01778 380413 07796 946298 Cllr Emma Watts 01778 347652 07546 539949 Robin Morrison (Clerk) 07944 054546
John.email@example.com Malcolm.firstname.lastname@example.org Rob.email@example.com Terry.firstname.lastname@example.org Emma.email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Peakirk Parish Council Parish Clerk Vacancy Owing to retirement, Peakirk Parish Council is looking for a Parish Clerk. The job is part time at 4 hours per week, mostly from home, with meetings in the village hall in the evening on the 3rd Monday of the month. Experience of parish council administration would be an advantage but training will be provided if required.
For further information please contact Henry Clark on 01733 253203 or email@example.com or see www.peakirkvillage.co.uk
Cllr John Holdich OBE
Glinton Parish Council held its Annual Parish meeting and AGM on 15th May 2018. Cllr Holdich was re-elected Chairman, and Cllr Johnson Vice-Chair plus chair of the Planning group; the annual report can be read on the Parish web-site, along with the accounts. An application to close North Fen Road to allow repairs to take place, mainly from the end of the houses to Mile Drove, has been submitted. We will try and keep you posted on the detail. Cllr Hiller is looking into seeing what measures can be taken to stop irresponsible drivers from ending up in property owners’ walls and fences on part of Lincoln Road. Congratulations go to Sue Lane for her work with our young village people over many years; also to Gerry Kirt, Bob
Randall and Peter Skinner for their research and fundraising to commemorate those Glinton folk who have given their lives on our behalf in World War One. We now have a photographic portrayal with descriptions of each person displayed in the village hall. They achieved the restoration of the war memorial in the church yard and purchased the bench on the corner of North Fen Road, as well as involving the Primary School in the history. All these nominees received a community award from the City Council at an awards evening organised by Cllr Hiller. I was proud to have nominated them. Do you know anyone who you think I should put forward this year, who we should say thank you to, or recognise in this way. Work has started to demolish the Old Crossing House in Hurn
GLINTON PARISH COUNCIL please contact the Clerk. For general enquiries
Cllr JFW Holdich OBE - Chairman Cllr RW Johnson - Vice Chairman Cllr DJ Batty Cllr CB Bysshe (Mrs) Cllr DJ Lane Cllr Gerry Kirt
253078 252743 252749 253164 252593 252839
Cllr RW Randall 253276 Cllr PD Skinner 252591 Cllr E Spendelow 252524 Cllr DC Wragg 253047 Mr J Haste - Clerk 252833 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information including can be found at www.glintonparishcouncil.org.uk
Road, ready for the old Spalding line upgrade. I must apologise for the state of the grass around Glinton; I am sure we have all noticed the speed of growth to our own lawns. The Peterborough City Council team are doing their best to keep pace with it. The promised planters will shortly be delivered, and I am pleased to say a local firm, Lentons, have won the contract to fill and maintain them. I am sure it has not gone unnoticed, the rocket launcher type structure which has gone up along side the A15, halfway between Glinton and Werrington. It is the new chimney for the modified gas compressor station. Glinton Parish Council and Peterborough City Council opposed the Planning Application put forward by Larkfleet homes, and it was turned down by the Pcc, largely on the grounds that it was in open countryside, outside the village envelope and the land was not required in the development plan for the city. Larkfleet can still appeal to the Secretary of State against its refusal.
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Barnack Parish Council Barnack Parish Council met on 11 June. Items discussed included: Outstanding Items Post Box – Moya Greene has now left Royal Mail, but the Parish Council will escalate the issue of the replacement post box and ask Shailesh Vara MP to help once again. If residents would like to add their weight to the issue, please email Royal Mail Public Affairs Manager Michael Hogg at michael.hogg@royalmail. com. Telephone Kiosk – BT are still waiting for an engineer with the relevant certification to be available to disconnect the kiosk so that it can be relocated. Bus Shelters – PCC’s Transport and Infrastructure Planning Team confirmed the bus shelters will be installed in August. Other Items Barnack & Pilsgate Directory – This has been updated for 2018 and will be delivered to all households in Barnack and Pilsgate in the next few weeks. WWI Commemoration – Plans are being organised by Brian Palmer on behalf of the RBL for the 11th November, with an exhibition, bell ringing, lighting of the beacon, general salute, readings and piper. If you are able to help with the Commemoration or are able to contribute information on your family history to the exhibition (this does not have to be local history), please email the clerk, email@example.com. Bulk Waste Collection – The free waste collection held earlier this month was once again well attended. 72 car loads of waste, along with 20 more loads brought on foot or by barrow. The Parish Council would like to thank Luke Broughton for his help on the day, helping unload vehicles and ensuring the smooth flow of traffic. A Right Royal Wedding – The event organised by Barnack Community Association on 19 May was a big success with lots of positive feedback from residents. The next big event is Party in the Paddock and Barnack Horticultural Show on 7 July – put the date in your diary! Please note the new email address for Barnack Parish Council is firstname.lastname@example.org. The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Monday 9 July at 7pm in the Village Hall. All welcome. To read the full minutes, please visit www.barnackparishcouncil.org, view them on the village noticeboards or request a copy via email@example.com.
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Ufford Parish Council Ufford Parish Council met on 12 June. Items discussed included: The latest Rural Crime Update continues to report thefts from (and damage to) motor vehicles. Please ensure your valuables are not left in your car.
Other Items The White Hart, Parking Congestion – UPC will speak with Sue Olver to explore ideas for managing traffic/parking in the village when there is a large function, such as a wake. Cemetery Project UPC are looking into next steps for setting up a village cemetery. Traffic Calming PCC Highways are due to meet with members of UPC shortly to look at suggestions for slowing traffic on Walcot Road. Gigaclear UPC are chasing Gigaclear’s Mike Quinn for a site visit following on from the specifications drawn up last year. Please note the new email address for Ufford Parish Council is firstname.lastname@example.org. The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 10 July at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. All residents are welcome. To read the full Minutes, please visit www.uffordparishcouncil. org.uk, view them on the Village noticeboards or request a copy from the clerk.
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Proposed two storey and single storey rear extension with internal and external alterations including basement level at 20 Bainton Road: Permitted Internal alterations and re-roof of dwelling and garage conversion at Old Corner House Main Street: Permitted Conversion of an existing existing garage structure into a habitable space, internal alterations of existing bathroom, WC and bedroom and re-roof of existing single storey element of an Grade II listed residential property at Old Corner House Main Street: Permitted Holly (T1) - Remove tree to ground level at Aberfoyle Main Street: Permitted Single storey extension to the rear to form a new kitchen, demolish existing garage and build a side/rear extension annex. at 27 Uffington Road: Permitted Replacement windows to dwelling at Old Corner House Main Street: Permitted T1-Alder-side prune 4m from the line. T2-Walnutside prune 5m from the line at Hollow View Wittering Road: Permitted T1 Cedar - Fell, T2 Spruce - Fell, T3 Cypress - Fell at Glebe House Stamford Road Proposed Barn Conversion & Extension at Greystones School Road: Awaiting decision Proposed demolition of existing conservatory and construction of single storey rear extension at 5 Kingsley Close: Awaiting decision Silver Birch - Fell at Wheelhouse Wittering Road: Awaiting decision Fell large Silver Birch at Sandall House Stamford Road: Permitted Internal alterations, installation of roof light and replacement of existing roof light. Installation of new mechanical extract fan, replacement of rainwater goods and Collyweston roof repairs. Install secondary glazing, rewire and re-plumb throughout and repoint in lime mortar at Greystones School Road: Awaiting decision ew tree (T1) and Lawson Cypress (T2) - Fell at 9 Bishops Walk: Awaiting decision
T1 Alder - No works; T2 Alder- Remove lowest two limbs, reduce lower crown over neighbours by 1-2m; T3 Fruit Tree - Fell at 4 Rectory Lane: Permitted
Demolition of existing dwelling and replacement with prestige detached house with associated garaging, manoeuvring areas, groundworks and landscaping at Ambleside Peterborough Road: Permitted Salix Contorta (Willow) - Pollard tree 10-12ft at Vine House 25 Church Hill: Awaiting decision Fell Hawthorn tree at 9 Old Pond Lane: Awaiting decision Proposed internal works and removal of rear window and replace with french doors. at 3 Clay Lane: Awaiting decision Single Storey Rear Extension at 2 Silvester Road: Awaiting decision
Construction of single storey detached building comprising 6no. 1-bed and 2no. 2-bed supported living units with communal cafe/dining facilities, and associated external landscaping and parking at Maxey House Lincoln Road: Refused Silver Birch - remove split out branch, Silver Birch remove large over extending limb by 2.5m, Silver Birch - fell, Ash - Fell, Weeping Willow - Re-pollard at 55 Riverside: Awaiting decision Proposed front extension and first floor extension to form chalet bungalow at 104A Lincoln Road: Awaiting decision Lime Tree - Fell at 12 Fairfax Way: Awaiting decision T327 Silver Birch - remove split out branch, T328 Silver Birch - remove, large over extending limb by 2.5m, T330 Silver Birch - fell, T337 Ash - Fell, T339 Weeping Willow - Re-pollard at 55 Riverside: Permitted
Single storey rear extension for garage and internal works within the existing dwelling for shower room and utility store at 8 The Green: Permitted 1 x Cupressocyparis Leylandii - Fell at Mouse Cottage 1 North Fen Road: Permitted
Removal of condition C5 (agricultural restriction) of outline planning permission 04/00213/OUT - Erection of bungalow and garage, tractor shed and store at 37 West End Road: Withdrawn Fell 1 Ash Tree and 1 Horse Chestnut tree at 3 High Street: Awaiting decision
Horse Chestnut - Crown lift to 5m and remove lower Single storey side and rear extension at 3 School Lane: southern limbs at Scotts Farm Peakirk Road: Permitted Awaiting decision Fell Holly tree (T1) and replant with another native Front garden- 2 x Conifer Trees- reduce by approx. 1-2m, species in the same place at Granville House 2 The Silver Birch Tree- reduce crown by 1-2m and raise crown Green: Awaiting decision to approx 3m Rear garden- 2 x Conifer Trees- reduce by Two storey side extension, single storey rear extension approx 1-2m at 2 Woodgate Lane: Awaiting decision and front porch at 14 Scotts Road: Awaiting decision Construction of single detached 3 bedroom dwelling and Conifer (T1) Fell - Replant with one standard Ash tree garage at 21 Castle End Road: Awaiting decision within same area Conifer(T2) Fell- Replant with one PEAKIRK Red maple within same area Damson (T3) partial reduction/removal of dead branches at 32 North Fen G1, 11 Alder - Crown lift east 6-8m and crown lift west Road: Awaiting decision 6-7m at 3 - 5 Mill Close: Permitted
Fell Honey Locust at 22 West Street: Permitted Outline planning permission for the erection of up to 45 dwellings, road infrastructure and open space with all matters reserved at Land To The West Of 85 West Street: Refused Outline application for a proposed detached 2 bedroom bungalow with all matters reserved at 33 West Street: Refused Two-storey front extension, single storey rear extension and first floor rear extension at 139 West Street: Permitted Erection of single storey Annex at 22 Maxey Road: Permitted Installation of perimeter security fencing to school campus at Arthur Mellows Village College Helpston Road Glinton Peterborough: Awaiting decision Non-material amendment to change condition C2 to rent out annex as short term holiday let pursuant to planning permission 11/01633/FUL Proposed conversion of existing garage/outbuilding to form annex at West Barn 3 Clare Court: Awaiting decision
NORTHBOROUGH Construction of a two-storey front extension at 80 Castle Drive: Permitted
T1 Crack Willow - Re-pollard by 3m to meet Enats 43.8 clearance (growing around voltage power line) at 9 Thorney Road: Permitted Non-material amendment to re-arrange ground floor windows and doors to rear elevations of types C, D and E pursuant to planning permission 16/02075/FUL Proposed residential development of 14 dwellings at Land South Of Penwald Court: Awaiting decision
Non-Material amendment relating to the details for the approved new dwelling at Sherwood, Marholm Road, Ufford, planning permission 17/00564/FUL refers. The amendments seek to remove the red edge footprint detail of the existing dwelling and to remove the street scene view at Sherwood Marholm Road: Determined Fell Laburnam and Apple at Robins Acre 7 Walcot Road: Permitted Refurbish ex coal shed at Pear Trees Main Street: Permitted Construction of stable block - retrospective at North Lodge Main Street: Permitted Proposed alterations to outbuilding to form guest bedroom at Compass Cottage Main Street: Permitted Demolition of rear extension and part of garage. Erection of new side and rear two storey extension, and open porch to front elevation at 3 Hillside Close: Awaiting decision
Loft conversion with dormer and single storey rear and Single storey rear extension, conversion of existing side extensions at 51 Church Street: Awaiting decision garage and creation of new garage with new vehicular Construction of first floor side and two storey side and access at Honeysuckle Cottage Main Street: Awaiting rear extensions at 6 Cromwell Close: Awaiting decision decision
Cubs, Brownies, Scouts & Rainbows (cont.)
Richard Hardy, Churchwarden ............................. 01780 740505 John Wreford, Churchwarden............................... 01780 740362 Mary Gowers, Lay Pastoral Minister .................... 01780 740097 Dave Maylor, Priest in Charge ............................. 01780 740234
Helpston Rainbow Guides, Julia Mason.............. 07780 688542 Helpston Brownie Guides, Morag Sweeney....... 07801 357701 Helpston Guides, Nicola Kerr............................... 07739 098113 Helpston Beaver Scouts, Alison Cook.................. 07437 909735 Glinton Brownies.................................................... 01778 346668 1st Glinton Rainbow Leader,Sally Nash............... 01733 254174 Glinton Beavers/Cubs/Scouts, Sharon Pallister....................................................... 01733 735776 Northborough Guides, Jane Knott, ................... 01778 345101
Bainton & Ashton Parish Council Catherine Franks, Clerk......................................... 01780 765984 Graham Fletcher, Chairman.................................. 01780 740034 Richard Harris, Vice Chairman.............................. 01780 740886 Susie Lucas............................................................. 01780 740159 Cliff Stanton............................................................ 01780 749123
Barnack Bowls Club Phil Collins ............................................................. 01780 740124
Dave Maylor, Priest in Charge ............................. 01780 740234 John Ward, Churchwarden .................................. 01780 740016 David Laycock, Churchwarden ............................ 01780 740267
Barnack Community Association
Roy Chowings ....................................................... 01780 740755
Barnack Cricket Club
William Armitage, Chairman................................. 01780 740749
Barnack Home from Home Club
Diane Wright, Manager......................................... 07847 956602
Barnack Parish Council
Chairman, Harry Brassey ...................................... 01780 740115 Vice Chair, Margaret Palmer ................................ 01780 740988 Sophie Moore Phil Broughton ...................................................... 01780 740379 Ivor Crowson ......................................................... 01780 740430 David Laycock ....................................................... 01780 740267 Martin Bloom ........................................................ 01780 740966 Clerk, Susie Caney ................................................ 07595 377236
Benefice Administrators/ Lay Readers
Rachel Wright ........................................................ 07425 144998 Dick Talbot ............................................................. 01778 342581 Licensed Readers, Derek Harris............................ 01733 574311 Freda Skillman ....................................................... 01778 380903 Mark Hotchkin........................................................ 01778 347 847
Botolph’s Barn Kate Hinchliff ......................................................... 01733 253192
Doctors and hospitals Peterborough City Hospital ................................. 01733 678000 Deeping Practice (Main line) ................................ 01778 579000 (Appointments only).............................................. 01778 579001 Glinton Surgery ..................................................... 01733 252246
Etton Church (St Stephen’s)
Rector: Mark-Aaron Tisdale................................... 01733 252359 Anne Curwen, Churchwarden .............................. 01733 253357
Etton Parish Council
Fred Morton, Chair ............................................... 01733 252912 Emma Tajar, Clerk ................................................. 01733 234542
Friendship / Welcome Clubs Glinton Friendship Club, Pam Kounougakis........ 01733 252018 Maxey Welcome Club, Robert Ford, ................. 01778 346288
Friends of Chernobyl Children (FOCC)
Cecilia Hammond ................................................. 07779 264591
Glinton Church (St Benedict’s)
Rector, Rev Mark-Aaron B. Tisdale ...................... 01733 253638 Churchwarden, Veronica Smith, ......................... 01733 252019 PCC Secretary, Shirley Hodgkinson, ................... 01733 252351 PCC Treasurer, Simon Richards, .......................... 01778 341686 Bell Ringers, Mike Goodall.................................... 01733 253469
Max Sawyer ........................................................... 01780 765507
Citizens Advice ...................................................... 0870 1264024
Delaine Bus Services ............................................ 01778 422866 Stagecoach ............................................................ 01733 207860 Train Services ......................................................... 0845 7484950
Chair, John Holdich OBE, ................................... 01733 253078 Clerk, Mr John Haste, ........................................... 01733 252833
Bus & Train Services
Benefice, Simon Richards Singers (Glinton) Choirmaster .............................. 01778 341686
Cubs, Brownies, Scouts & Rainbows
Helpston Cub Scouts, Sarah Owen ..................... 01733 897065 Helpston Explorer Scouts, Nick Drewett ....................................................01778 348107 / 07900 585072 Helpston Scouts, Tom Boughton......................... 07966 614556 Helpston Cub Scouts, Paula Metharam............... 07896 163598 62
Deeping Gate Parish Council
Jane Hill, (Chair) .................................................... 01778 343066 Phil Thompson, Vice Chairman............................ 01778 346619 Geoff Purllant......................................................... 01778 344288 Janet Lill.................................................................. 01778 342647 Nicola Kerr.............................................................. 07739 098113 Carol Fuller............................................................. 01778 344378 Sandra Hudspeth................................................... 01778 343735 Lynn George, Clerk................................................ 01778 346402
Glinton Parish Council
Helpston Church (St Botolph’s)
Priest in Charge, Dave Maylor, ........................... 01780 740234 Church Warden, Clive Pearce, ............................ 01733 253494
E: Helpstoncommunityactivityteam@gmail.com Facebook: @Helpstoncommunity Phil Roberts............................................................ 07925 720195 Emma Long............................................................ 07827 297053
Helpston Lawn Tennis Club
David Packer ......................................................... 07766 600694
Pre and After School Clubs (cont.) Caroline Burton, Peakirk Tots Toddler Group ............................................... 01733 253677 Glinton Toddler Group, Linda Dean..................... 01733 574446 Julie Stanton, Little Lambs ................................... 01780 749123
Horticultural Societies Frank Samet Glinton ............................................. 01733 253591 Debbie Martin Barnack Show............................... 01780 740048 Kirsty Scott Peakirk ............................................... 01733 253952
Langdyke Countryside Trust
Richard Astle ......................................................... 01733 252376
Maxey Church (St Peter’s) Rector, Rev Mark-Aaron B. Tisdale ...................... 01733 253638 Mandy Loveder Bell Tower Captain .................... 01778 343100 Michael Loveder Churchwarden .......................... 01778 343100 Tina Lapinskis, Maxey Sunday School ................. 01778 347280
Maxey Parish Council Lynne Yarham, Chair ............................................. 01778 343077 Dick Talbot, Clerk .................................................. 01778 342581
Neighbourhood Watch Dick Wilkins, Maxey .............................................. 01778 348368
Northborough Church (St Andrew’s)
Rector: Mark- Aaron Tisdale................................. 01733 252359 Polly Beasley, Churchwarden ............................... 01778 380849 Jane Knott, Churchwarden .................................. 01778 345101 Freda Skillman, Licensed Reader ......................... 01778 380903 Alison Butler, PCC Treasurer ................................ 01778 345499
Northborough Parish Council
John Dadge, Chair ............................................... 01733 254145 Robin Morrison, Clerk ........................................... 07944 054546
Peakirk Church (St Pegas) Rector: Mark- Aaron Tisdale................................. 01733 252359 Trish Roberts, Churchwarden ............................... 01733 253111 Sheila Lever, Churchwarden ................................. 01733 252416 Christine Dearman, PCC Secretary ..................... 01733 252404 Pauline Cooke, PCC Treasurer & Social Events ..................................................... 01733 253116
Peakirk Parish Council
Angela Hankins, Clerk .......................................... 01733 253397 Henry Clark, Chair ................................................. 01733 253203
Peterborough City Council
John Holdich OBE Peterborough ....................... 01733 253078 Peterborough City Council .................................. 01733 747474
Police and Emergencies
Police - emergency calls ....................................... 999 Less urgent crimes ................................................ 101 Power Failure ......................................................... 0800 7838838 Samaritans ..........................................Freephone 116 123
Pre and After School Clubs Lucy Garwood, Helpston Playhouse pre-school ........................................... 01733 253243 Roz Sowinski, Helpston Before and After School Club............................... 01733 253243 Nicola Litchfield, Glinton pre-school playgroup ........................................... 01733 252361 Kirsty Wislawski. Manager, Sunflower Seed Pre-School, Church Street, Northborough .............................. 01733 253685
Rotary Club Al Good Rotary Club ............................................ 01733 252064
Helpston Parish Council Joe Dobson (Chair) ............................................... 01733 252192 Sydney Smith Clerk .............................................. 01733 252903 Rosemary Morton Vice ......................................... 01733 252243
Schools and Education Mike Sandeman, AMVC Head ............................ 01733 252235 Rachel Simmons, John Clare Primary Head ........................................................ 01733 252332 Neil Fowkes, Barnack C of E Primary .................. 01780 740265 Craig Kendall, Peakirk-cum-Glinton Primary School Head ............................................ 01733 252361 Mr S Mallott, Northborough Primary Head ........................................................ 01733 252204 Maureen Meade, Peterborough Adult Learning ...................................................... 01733 761361
Ufford Art Society Susan Jarman ........................................................ 01780 740104
Ufford Parish Council Keith Lievesley Ufford Chairman ......................... 01780 740679 Julia Alexander ..................................................... 01780 740017 Frieda Gosling ....................................................... 01780 740343 Susie Caney Clerk ................................................. 07595 377236 Graham Bowes ..................................................... 01780 740578 David Chadwick .................................................... 01780 740893
Village Halls Barnack Village Hall, Michelle Goodwin, ............ 01780 749337 Glinton, Bowls, Roy Pettitt.................................... 01733 252049 Glinton Village Hall Bookings, Ken Doughty....... 01733 253156 Glinton, Whist, Joyce Heathcote.......................... 01733 253790 Glinton, Whist, Peter Lake ................................... 01778 346749 Helpston Village Hall, Caryn Thompson ............. 01733 252232 Les Cunnington carpet bowls, Helpston ............ 01733 253832 Maxey Village Hall, Jacqui Barnard, .................... 07710 150587 Northborough Village Hall, Karen Cooper, ........ 01778 347464 Peakirk Village Hall bookings ............................... 07938 386226 Ufford Village Hall bookings, Mr Peter Grist....... 07887 634300
Editor, Tony Henthorn .......................................... 07590 750128 Design Team, Dimension 6000............................. 01733 772095
Ward Councillors Barnack David Over ............................................. 07920 160053 Glinton & Castor Peter Hiller & John Holdich ..................................................... 07920 160487
Women’s Institute (WI) Jean Mead (Helpston WI) President..................... 01733 252025 June Dobson (Helpston WI) WI (Secretary) ........................................................ 01733 252192 Margaret Stafford (Glinton WI).............................. 01733 701268 Jenny Dunk (Glinton WI) ...................................... 01733 254252 Barnack Linda Huckerby (President)..................... 01780 740342
Youth Clubs Kerrie Garner, Barnack Youth Club ...................... 01780 740118 Tina Lapinskis, Maxey Youth Club ....................... 01778 347280