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Very busy month again, lots of things happening locally, what’s on Guide has lots of dates for your diaries, please support these local events. We also have a piece written by Paul Underwood who was heavily involved in the Youth Memorial, its great when a community comes together. Our local news covers everything, from the local groups, updates from the schools, churches, and library, we do try and get everything into the magazine each month but sometimes we just have too much news, which is not a bad thing. Don’t forget to check out the Yaxley Gazette Facebook group, it has lots of news that happens in the area and a great way to discuss local topics. Our community is really thriving and it’s great to be a part of it, but please remember to support local businesses and shop local. And always let us know if you are investing in the local area, it would be great to hear your story.

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YAXLEY LIBRARY Please see the WHAT’S ON guide for all of our events and activities this month. Volunteering at Yaxley Library

New schedules for

flu jabs

Don’t put yourself and others at risk – get a flu jab! Due to the changes in influenza vaccine guidance and manufacturing issues, our vaccine order this year will be split into several smaller deliveries and delivered over a much longer period of time than in previous years (between the end of September and mid-November). Please be aware that we will be inviting you to special clinics, as there are now two different vaccines to be used for adults: FLUAD vaccine - for patients aged 65+ years. Quadrivalent vaccine - for patients aged between 18 and 64. As a result of this there are some changes to our usual Saturday Flu Clinic setup, as follows:29 September

For 75+ year old patients only

6 October

For patients aged 18-64 years in the ‘at risk’ groups only. (eg: Diabetes, heart disease, asthma, COPD, pregnancy)

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For all patients aged 18+ years in the ‘at risk’ groups only. (eg: Diabetes, heart disease, asthma, COPD, pregnancy)

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65+ year old patients only

Please note that the number of vaccines for each clinic will be limited, therefore attendance is STRICTLY BY INVITATION ONLY and on a firs-come-first-served basis. Please bring a printed copy of your invitation letter/email to reduce queuing time. Wear clothing with loose sleeves. Please note patients aged 65 and over will be offered a pulse check. Children’s flu clinic dates are yet to be confirmed. Visit NHS website for more information relating to the flu

Citizens Advice Peterborough (CAP) We’re here to help, whatever the problem! If you need advice with your Benefits, Debts, Loss of Job, have Housing issues or any other problem then Citizens Advice Peterborough can offer free, independent, confidential and impartial advice available by appointment only. Appointments are now available at Lakeside Healthcare at Yaxley on Friday afternoons 1:45pm – 4:30pm Ask at Reception for an appointment in the Citizens Advice Clinic.

Monthly Closures Date The Practice will be closed on Wednesday’s 17 October and 21 November between 12.30pm and 4pm Emergency Telephone 01733 240478 If you would like more information please speak to a member of staff at reception.

If you would like to volunteer at Yaxley Library in assisting at events to include Engage, Library Presents and children’s activities or would be interested in joining our Friends Group and would like more information please speak to a member of staff or E-mail Regular events and activities; Lego Club every Saturday 10.00 – 11.30am. 50p per child. These are all free of charge although donations are always welcome for refreshments. Rhymetime every Friday 10.30 – 11.00 am (aimed at children up to 18 mths) Storytime every other Tuesday 10.30 – 11.00 am on 9th and 30th October (aimed at children 18 months – 4 years old) After School Fun on the 2nd Thursday of every month 3.30 – 4.00 pm, on 11 October. Stories, poems and songs! Scrabble Club - Mondays from 3pm Games Club every Tuesday from 2pm . Mahjong on 2, 16 and 30 October; Rummikub on 9 and 23 October. EngAge in the afternoon - will be on Wednesday 17 October, 2pm – 3.30 pm. Join us for a talk from Cambridgeshire Libraries very own Rosie Veitch as she talks us through what your 21st century library can do for you and vice versa! Please collect a free ticket from the Library. Knit and Natter every Thursday from 2pm Café Club meets at the library every Friday 9.30am – 12 noon for coffee, cake and conversation. Everyone is welcome. Parish council drop-in. Sessions are on the first Tuesday of every month, 9.30am -12 noon. Your local parish councillor, June Willis, is available to assist with any parish enquiries or concerns you may have. Yoga classes run at the Library every Monday evening 7.30pm – 8.30pm. This is a private class with teacher Brian Appleyard. Contact: 01733 244642, email: Bus Pass / Blue Badge renewal If you need help with applying for or renewing a bus pass or Blue Badge, we have weekly appointment slots available to assist you with this. Please come in and ask for further details, or call 0345 045 5225. Join the Library We always welcome new library members and it’s free to join – just bring ID with your name and address. It only takes a few minutes to get your new library card. Please come and talk to us if you have any suggestions for your library. Opening times: Mon 3–7pm, Tues 9.30am–5pm, Wed Closed , Thurs 9.30am–5pm, Fri 9.30am – 1.30pm, Sat 9.30am – 1.30pm Renew/request books: 0345 045 5225 For more information on any of our events please call in at Yaxley Library or phone 0345 045 5225.  

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Stay warm, stay safe Throughout the year and particularly as the winter months draw in, we use our fires, burners and chimneys to warm our homes. Follow our ‘top tips’ below to ensure your home is kept safe and warm all year round. Chimneys and Fires • • • • • • • • •

Have your chimney swept once a year or more frequently if you burn wood Avoid burning resinous woods that quickly build up soot Only burn fuels suitable for your burner (eg. never burn anything other than wood in a wood burner) Do not overload the grate/ appliance Do not bank fires too high and remember to let them burn out well before you go to bed Check the hearth, floor and furnishings near the fire for hot sparks/embers Do not place objects on or over the mantelpiece which cause you to stand too close to the fire in order to reach them Use a fire/spark guard to prevent accidental fires and make sure it has the kite mark or conforms to British/ European standards Inspect your chimney breast, particularly the roof space. Make sure it is sound and sparks/fumes cannot escape through cracks or broken bricks.

We experience an average of 81 chimney fires a year in Cambridgeshire alone. Whatever fire you have, or fuel you burn, it is vitally important you have your chimney swept to avoid a build-up of ash and soot. Wood/Multi-Fuel Burners • • • • • • • • •

A qualified and competent engineer should install all wood/multi-fuel burners and boilers – regular maintenance should be undertaken to prolong the working life of the appliance. Specialist servicing and maintenance will usually be provided by the company you purchase the appliance from but you can also refer to for advice and information Ensure correct ventilation is in place when the appliance is in use Wood burning appliances should only use the right quality wood recommended by the supplier Regularly inspect the chimney and flues Generally wood should be well-seasoned (usually wood kept dry and stored for around two years) Avoid wet or newly felled wood as this will cause tars/ creosote deposits forming in the burning appliance and chimney Using laminated chipboards will leave binding glue deposits For each slow-burning period, there should follow a quick burn to dry out unwanted tar/creosote deposits and to warm up the chimney again At the end of each burning season and at least once during the season, the entire system should be cooled and thoroughly cleaned to maintain top performance.

YAXLEYPOLICEBLOG Do you know where your kids are? PCSO Dawn Hodgson, 7230 By PCSO Dawn Hodgson #7230

I have recently met with some upset and angry parents, who are finding out that their teenage children are causing problems within the village. As you know, over the last few months I have been observing and dealing with the issue of anti-social behaviour in public spaces in the village by groups of youths/young adults. Some of those issues have been littering, criminal damage, drugs taking, and the bullying of younger children. I have been engaging with them and made it clear that their behaviour is not acceptable, however my words of advice have not been listened to and the peer pressure among these young people seems greater than ever. With the school summer holidays comes the issue of child care and dealing with the boredom that often sets in at this time of year. Unfortunately, things have changed considerably since we were that age and youngsters are exposed to quite a few things that we probably weren’t, and sadly, that includes drugs. “When I was a kid my parents didn’t know where I was, but there was a respect for the law and other people.” I hear this day in and day out when talking to people/parents but those days are behind us and we have to remember that we live in a different society today. Our kids are exposed to more hazards than we wish to think about – from gangs, to cyber bullying, to drugs etc. During my work, it has become apparent that not everybody knows what their children are up to and who they are hanging around with and the potential harm their children are exposed to. So I ask the parents reading this, do you know where your kids are?, do you know where they go, with whom and what they get up to once they leave the house? We are all responsible for our children until they are 18 years old, and while there are plenty of support organisations available, if you see that your child is heading in the wrong direction, seek advice. Contact the school, talk to other parents/family, talk to the family doctor. For the young person who is suffering peer pressure from the older youths who may lead them into trouble, or just want someone to talk to about what is going on in their lives, there is also advice and counselling available at the Annabel Davis Centre on Broadway. Please see their website for more information If young people are bored, you can also check out the Gazette website for activities during the summer holidays or visit their Facebook page. Please help us to tackle this issue and begin by remembering to ask yourself ‘Do I know where my kids are?’

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horror films byRichard S

Halloween was always the most anticipated time of year, behind Christmas, as a kid! All of those sweets and scary costumes were amazing! Adults, on the other hand, love Halloween for the horror films that grace our cinema screens. Horror has taken a bit of a dive bomb lately, with most large film companies preferring to milk a popular series of films (Saw, The Purge, Paranormal Activity et al anyone?) as opposed to bringing out anything original and actually offering up something that can really terrify audiences. In my honest opinion, they do not make films like they used to anymore. It is all about instant gratification and getting to the punch without that building of anticipation and suspense before the kicker. When I think back to the horror films of my youth (even though they were well before my time) I still feel the spine-tingling chill whenever I watch them. Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th and Scream (this is not before my time, obviously!) are some of the most amazing films to watch on All Hallows Eve to really get the fear back into you. The suspense, anticipation, punch ... all executed to perfection! Modern ‘Hollywood horrors’ lack this in spades, which not only disappoints

true horror fans but also deprives them of that rush, that feeling of leaving a cinema in the dark, fearing for what may be lurking in the shadowy corners! Thankfully, indie movies are leading the way with this. There are some seriously sinister, sickening and downright gruesome indie films out there, that would give anything Hollywood regurgitates badly, a run for their money. A very good friend of mine, Kate Davies-Speak is a very well known horror actress and is kick ass in her roles! Her films The Barge People and Cannibal Farm will leave you feeling shell-shocked, in the way that the classic horrors and the original Saw did. Another of my friends, Charlie Bond, has similar films such as Patient Seven, Slumber and Curse of the Witching Tree. None of these films are readily available but can be brought if you look hard enough! And trust me, they are well worth your time!

If you struggle to find any of those, I have some excellent suggestions to bring the fear factor back to your All Hallows Eve: The Devils Rejects – Rob Zombie takes house-raiding down a gruesome path, with the first appearance of Sid Haig’s brilliantly portrayed Captain Spaulding, who is sickeningly murderous.

On the verge of spooky! The leaves are turning from sun-parched yellow and green to beautiful autumn red, the scorching sun has been replaced by rain and … slightly less scorchy sun, and we have forgotten the sweaty and sticky clinginess of summer t-shirts for the warm embrace of winter jackets and coats. Its finally here, summer has gone and autumn is upon us. Traditionally I would now write about Halloween, and the golden week of the year for a horror film enthusiast such as myself. I would write about how kids love dressing up for trick or treating, the sugar coma that follows, or even some epic tricks to pull on unsuspecting visitors. I could even write about that period a few years ago where people were dressing up as clowns and lurking around parks at night (remember how weird that was?). I’m not going to though. Instead I’m going to tell you about the Norman Cross phantom, said to be the spirit of a man who wandered into the wooded area next to London Road and got lost. There have been reported sightings of him dating all the way back over the past forty years. Late on moonless nights, there have been reports of a tall, broad shouldered man standing on the verges of the road staring into the trees, and those few who have stopped to see if he needed help have found no trace of anyone being there. Those who were bolder still and ventured into the woods to see if he’d wandered

in reported that they’d ran back to their cars with the frightening feeling of many eyes watching them. In the early 2000s a cyclist was riding home along London Road in the early hours of the morning and reported seeing a tall man standing on the side of the road. Unlike all other reports, she was particularly frightened as this was the only reported case of the phantom not staring into the woods, but instead watching her intently as she rode past. He didn’t pursue her, but as a car drove the other way down the road she looked back over her shoulder to see he had stepped out to the edge of the road and was watching her ride away. Attempts to track down the driver were made and were eventually successful, but whilst he remembered seeing a cyclist looking distressed and pedaling faster, he saw no one else standing by the side of the road. Sightings are often reported around Halloween, so if you find yourself driving late at night along London Road – keep one eye on the verge!

House of a 1000 Corpses – Mr Zombie brings the Horror with a grotesque, but brilliant, lead character, Captain Spaulding. Scream – ‘Ghostface’ gives a new meaning to the word scream in Wes Craven’s brilliantly original suspense horror. Hellraiser – Clive Barker gives us the ultimate sadist in Pinhead, a being hellbent on bringing the pain in unimaginable ways! Pet Sematary – Stephen King’s horror book comes to life with disturbing consequences. Candyman – Tony Todd dares you to say his name three times in the mirror, his hook waiting to meet you! Richard S hosts The Film & TV Show, a weekly radio show on Hereward Radio & a hugely successful Podcast. Subscribe on iTunes.  FTVShow  @TheFTVShow  filmandtvshow Yaxley Gazette | October 2018 | T: 01733 757342 | E: |



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Welcoming the autumn changes

It’s starting to feel like autumn is approaching. With autumn comes For the past four years, we have change; in the weather, in routine for been giving the children leaving the those with children at school and in the William De Yaxley Acadamy a book clocks, to name but a few. called ‘It’s Your Move’. Change is definitely upon us at St. Peter’s as It is a fun and friendly guide designed to help them make that transition. We hope that this has helped them in some way and pray that they are settling into their new schools and are enjoying learning new things. Most of us find change a little unsettling or maybe even frightening, especially if it is sudden or life-changing. I recently met Bob Champion MBE and felt privileged to have a conversation with him. Bob was a famous jockey in the 70s and 80s. Even if you were not interested in horse racing, at that time you would have read that in 1979 he was diagnosed with cancer and given six months to live. But despite this diagnosis in 1981, he won the Grand National on Aldaniti. He finally retired from racing in 1983 having won 500 races in his career! He is now a motivational speaker at numerous events. This year he is a cast member in BBC 1’s The Real Marigold Hotel. He is a charming, charismatic gentleman, as I discovered first-hand. With this change in the season before winter approaches why not come and join us and maybe make new friends? Next Coffee morning - 13 October, 10 am. (Held on 2nd Saturday each month) This is a nice social time to meet new friends or catch up with old friends. People come from Farcet and Stilton as well as Yaxley to enjoy homemade cakes, warming drinks and a chat. Sunday Services - 10.30am. Everyone is welcome to join us. Reverend Gareth Baron T: 01733 314147 E: Main Street, Yaxley

we enter a period of time without a vicar; an interregnum. Change is so often deemed as negative and scary; however, the Bible tells us change is good. We, at St. Peter’s, are embracing this and believe God has a plan for us and we need to allow change to grow us as a church. The process is already underway to find a replacement for Jon; however, this will take time to ensure we find the right fit for our church. During this time, we’d like to reassure everyone that things will resume as normally as possible. Sunday services will be led by visiting clergy or members of the church and the majority of services will go ahead as scheduled, with the exception of 9am services on 30 September, 21 October, 4 & 11 November and 2 & 16 December. On the majority of these dates there will be a 9am service at St. Giles in Holme, please check the notice sheet for details. We are delighted to confirm that Sparks, our group for 0-4s and their parents/carers, previously led by Jon and Ingrid, will continue to run fortnightly on St Peter’s Church Friday mornings from 9.30am, with the regular Sparks team in attendance. At this time, we encourage everyone to pray for what lies ahead for St. Peter’s and for Jon & Ingrid as they move to a new parish. We regularly hold 24 Hour Prayer events at St. Peter’s and we invite everyone to attend our next one on 6 October, starting at 9am, where there will be prayer stations to focus our prayer on our church at this time. To book a slot, please visit our website www.saintpeters. or our Facebook page. We look forward to seeing you throughout the coming months. God Bless, Laura Laura Ashley, St. Peter’s Parish Communications Officer 07939 449255,

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Birthday Celebrations, Walks and Hauntings! We were blessed with a lovely sunny day on 1 September as we celebrated our 100th birthday with tea and cakes at the Queens Pavilion, Yaxley. It was great to see so many members old and new and, of course, members of the public, and to reminisce over old times. The members worked very hard baking cakes, doing flower decorations and the washing up and clearing away but it was all very worthwhile. On 8 September, 5 members took part in a walk in Ramsey, splitting into two groups for either two or 6 miles. The walk leader was very informative about the history of Ramsey and despite a bit of light rain, we all enjoyed it. When we arrived back we were served a very nice ploughman’s lunch followed by a choice of delicious cakes. Our next meeting will be held on 11 October as usual at the Lancaster Club, Main Street, Yaxley when speaker Mark Egerton will be talking about his book, ‘The Haunted History of Huntingdonshire’. The book is not just about hauntings, it also contains many pictures and facts about Huntingdonshire. Mark can also be found on Facebook. We look forward to seeing members and any visitors who would like to come. HOLME WI

A ‘space age’ radio play With the evenings now turning autumnal, we enjoyed a play at our September meeting in the style of the radio plays. The Court Players entertained us with a radio play set in the year 2120 on board a spaceship with 30 minutes left before it takes off for the planet Mars. The crew of three, which unintentionally included the cleaner, end up being launched into space with the cleaner worrying about what her husband will have for tea. An entertaining evening and something a little different to explore. We are now busy preparing for the 1940s weekend, where we will be having our usual stall selling cakes, bakes and goods, so please come along and see us. If anyone is interested in joining, just come along and see what we are about. We meet on the first Thursday of every month at Holme Village Hall, Short Drove, Holme PE7 3PA at 7.30pm. All ladies will receive a warm and friendly welcome. E: for further details. Alison McGuinness, President



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Whilst I don’t think I could muster the enthusiasm for October that Rainbow Rowell has in the book ‘Attachments’, it is an exciting month; a month of transition. The leaves are changing colour on the trees, we’ll be sowing our autumn-sown barley and wheat crops, and the sheep that were shorn (or is it sheared?) in June look decidedly more ‘sheepy’ and less naked. But October, too, in some years stakes a claim to be the new September. She sometimes brings glorious days of blue skies and once the morning chill that nips reminding us of the coming winter has receded, warmth that reminds us of summer.

“October, baptise me with leaves! Swaddle me in corduroy and nurse me with split pea soup. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins. O autumn! O teakettle! O grace!” Rainbow Rowell

Oh summer. Anyway, to avoid fulfilling the stereotype of a farmer who talks about nothing but the weather, I’ll move on. But as a point of note, please Lord, we’d like warm, moist soils, and half an inch of gentle rain just as we put the seed drill away in the barn. Right, no more weather. “Hey, October, can I pick sloes yet to make sloe gin?” “NO! (well, not unless we’ve had a good frost). Try in November.” “Sorry I asked.” You can pick apples, figs, medlar, and pears in

October though, and any remaining blackberries and elderberries. If, like me, you try to celebrate the culinary seasons, you’ll be pleased that walnuts, hazelnuts, quince (yum!), swede, and parsnips are coming back into season, as are pheasant and partridge, and in fact what a dream of a meal it would be to include all of these. That’s set me thinking. So this month, stick candy bars in your pockets, dig out the corduroy, revisit your soup recipes, and have a glorious October! Thanks for supporting British farmers, fishermen, and food producers – we’ll need it in the coming months of Brexit.

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Finding love on the web

“Mum says that I spend too much time on the web!”

Spiders in your house? Relax, they’re just looking for love … This is the time of year when spider stories start to dominate the news and everyone asks where they have all come from. Crops and hay are traditionally cut in the autumn, displacing rural spiders and some of these spiders may end up in our homes. But the real reason that

so many are visible indoors at the moment is mainly because this is the season for spider mating. Most of the spiders that appear in our houses have been there all along, unobtrusively killing flies and similar behind our backs, but now they are in the mood for love. A male spider has to woo a female with a courtship display that often incudes dancing and the provision of a tasty wrapped morsel. Failure to adequately display these intentions is likely to lead to the male ending up on the female spider’s menu for dinner which, despite the fancy footwork, is often still the case post-mating. There is a lot of fear and mythology surrounding spiders yet on the whole they

are quite harmless in the UK. Spiders are not aggressive towards humans and would only attempt to bite if feeling threatened. Only the fur species have a bite strong enough to puncture human skin, of which just one, the noble false widow, is also venomous. Even their bite, however, should be no more painful than a wasp sting. The key thing to remember should you be bitten is to keep it clean and avoid scratching as this can lead to a bacterial infection. So, put away the rolled-up newspaper and play some Barry White for our amazing arachnids instead!

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There is so much fantastic work going on at the Club. Over coming issues we hope to update you with, upcoming fixtures and events, plus how our youth football teams, many of whom are new to Yaxley this year are getting on in the Peterborough Junior Alliance League.

Pictured: Andrew Cooper, 4-Wood Singles winner, with Sharks team captain Tony Belson.

First Team


Team and individual performances With the summer outdoor season coming to an end, there is lots to report, on both team and individual performances. In the league, the highlights were in the Weekend League, with our Sharks Team, captained by Ray Bass, winning promotion to the Premier division and our Seals team, captained by Tony Belson finishing as runners-up in the Premier division, to Blackstones, a very strong Stamford team. The best result for a Yaxley team for many years. Our Hurricanes Team had mixed fortune, finishing bottom of Division Two, but in contrast to their league form, they had an astonishing cup run, winning the Mick Lewin trophy, in a very exciting game against Market Deeping. The game was won 62-61 with the very last bowl sealing the victory. For the first time in three years we also won the Oundle Cup. The final league positions for the season are: Midweek league Yaxley Kites finished 8th in the Premier division and look like being demoted to Division One. Yaxley Falcon finished 2nd in Division One and will be promoted to the Premier Division. Yaxley Eagles finished 6th in Division 4. Weekend League Yaxley Sharks finished 2nd in the Premier Division. Yaxley Seals won Division One and will be promoted to the Premier Division.

Over 60s League Yaxley Spitfires (with one game left) finished mid-table in the Premier Division. Yaxley Hurricanes (with one game still left), look like finishing bottom of Division Two and will be demoted.

Fixtures for October 02/03/10 - League challenge cup - TBC 06/10 - League - Cambridge City v Yaxley - 15.00ko 13/10 - FA Trophy - Corby or Bromsgrove v Yaxley - 15.00ko 20/10 - League - Yaxley v Didcot Town- 15.00ko 27/10t - FA Trophy 1Q - TBC

With a cheer from the gathered support Marlene Osborne won the Ashton Cup, after being runner-up in the previous two years. Club Finals Day Our inter-club finals day was held on the weekend of 8/9 September, with the green still bowling well, keen competition and good support. All had an enjoyable afternoon, of particular note and with a cheer from the gathered support Marlene Osborne won the Ashton Cup, after being runner-up in the previous two years. In probably the longest game of the afternoon, the Drawn Pairs couldn’t be separated after 21 ends went to the ‘penalty shoot out’ of an extra end, Ann Cooper and Fred Browning just beating the pairing of Tony Belson and Michael Ratcliffe. The Ladies’ and Men’s 4-Wood Competition was won by husband and wife Julie and Andrew Cooper respectively. They will now represent the club in 2019 in the inter-club ‘Champion of Champions’ competition.

An area the club are keen to progress is the development of youth players in the village who one day, may go onto the play for the first team and possibly beyond. With this in mind, the club now has youth teams from u7’s right through to u16’s. The PJAL league kicked off on Saturday 8th September and all teams got off to a great start to the season, long may this continue. We have some teams that can still accommodate squad players, so if you have a child interested in joining, please get in touch with Aaron Coulson, Youth Development Officer on We are also running Under 6’s training sessions which are all about having fun. This session is held at In2itive Park on Sunday 9-10am. With all new teams, kit is always needed and we have to take a few moments to thank all the kit sponsors for the forthcoming season who without their commercial sponsorship there would be no teams. A huge thank you from us all. If your child is interested in joining, please contact Aaron Coulson 07591657793

Forthcoming events

Winners: Men’s 2-wood Ladies’ 2-wood Men’s 4-wood Ladies’ 4-wood Handicap singles Ron Leeder Ashton Cup Fixed Jack Drawn pairs Gilbert Cup Godwin Cup Triples

After a fantastic promotion in the United Counties League last season, Yaxley FC started the 2018/19 season in the EvoStik Southern League Central. A tough start to the season has ensued, but the Cuckoos are striving for success and continue to improve each week. If you are keen to support the Cuckoo’s, head down to In2itive Park, Leading Drove, PE7 3NA (access via Askews Lane now open) to watch the team and have a refreshment or two in the clubhouse.

John Thurston Joan Robinson Andrew Cooper Julie Cooper Chris West Les Sharp Marlene Osborne Graham Agger Ann Cooper & Fred Browning Joan Robinson & Robert Heath Barbara Blackwell & Robert Heath Joyce Needham, Andrew Black & Graham Agger

Sat 27 Oct 7pm Quiz Night, in the club house Fri 2 Nov 6:30pm League Presentation Dinner at Railway Club Fri 9 Nov 7pm Club AGM Sat 17 Nov 7pm Race Night at the British Legion


Team meet Posh players One of our u/10 teams has not only been fortunate enough to be sponsored for home and away kit but also were very kindly given a launch night from Motorpoint, where the team got to meet two Posh players. Tom Stanton- Motorpoint manager: “We are proud to support a great cause in Yaxley FC, placing smiles on local children’s faces and providing the very best footballing opportunities for the community” Huge thank you to Motorpoint!

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moneymatters Do you have any tax or business questions? If so, email Pete Bird of Bird & Co and if of general interest, we will publish them here.

The facts about MTD by Pete Bird, Bird & Co, Certified Public Accountants

As reported a year ago, Making Tax Digital (MTD) is being introduced for all tax payers and many self employed taxpayers and property landlords are still unaware of HM Revenue and Customs’ radical plans to transform the tax online filing system.

The Facts The way that you report your business profits to HMRC is changing. From April 2017 the cash reporting rules change for the self employed and for property landlords. l From April 2019 VAT registered traders, whose taxable supplies exceed the VAT registration threshold (currently £85,000) at some point on or after 1 April 2019, will have to report to HMRC under a new Making Tax Digital reporting sequence. l From April 2020, the self assessment tax return is being replaced by five new reporting obligations made during and after the tax year, but more on this at a later date when further details are replaced. l Your first tax return under the new system is due in the fourth month of your accounting period, you will then have to file with HMRC every three months. l If you are not already using software for your record keeping/accounting, you will need to learn how to use a spreadsheet, or some type of accounting software or App. l You will need a reliable internet connection and a facility to store your electronic data. l l

MTD for VAT l If you are a VAT registered business with taxable supplies (non-exempt turnover), which exceeds the VAT registration threshold you will be mandated into MTD for VAT from 1 April 2019. l You will have to keep digital records and file returns under MTD for the first VAT return commencing after 1 April 2019. l If you are not VAT registered but your taxable supplies exceed the VAT registration threshold on or after 1 April 2019, you will be mandated into MTD for VAT from your VAT registration date. l If you are VAT registered but your taxable supplies do not exceed VAT registration threshold at 1 April 2019, you are exempt from MTD for VAT until the first day of the month following the end of the first 12 month period ending after 1 April 2019 where your taxable supplies do exceed the threshold. For example, if the first time you cross the VAT threshold is the 12 months ending 30 November 2019, you are mandated into MTD for VAT from 1 December 2019, even if you have been VAT registered for many years. l Once in MTD for VAT, you remain in MTD for VAT unless you deregister for VAT. l Under MTD for VAT, you complete the same number of VAT returns as currently (4 for quarterly, 12 for monthly, 1 for Annual Accounting). The due dates remain the same.

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Safe Local Trades celebrate 10 years in business When it comes to looking for a recommended and reliable tradesperson – there is only one local business that has been championing consumers for a decade. For the past 10 years, the Safe Local Trades online service has been providing thousands of customers within the PE area with easy access to reliable and reputable tradespeople. 1st October 2018 sees the business set up by SLT director Eileen Le Voi celebrate its official 10th anniversary as a live service – having grown from a handful of members locally in 2008 to now having over 200 across 68 different trades with over 13,000 reviews on the website. Consumer confidence and working tirelessly to force out rogue and cowboy traders across the Peterborough area, Safe Local Trades and its director Eileen Le Voi have received a number of awards for the community-focussed service over the years. Among those members to reap the benefits of being a SLT member is Tony Bogusz from Style Home Improvements. He said: “Safe Local Trades has been a vital building block for our company over the last 10 years. We have found it helps reassure customers that we are a reputable, trustworthy company, and with the help of reviews and photos customers can decide if we are the company for them before contacting us.“ Eileen said: “The success of Safe Local Trades is due in the main to the fantastic members we have on board, all reliable, professional and recommended to offer customers peace of mind. “As well as our work with the trades, much effort is placed on safeguarding the more vulnerable people in our communities, with working with the relevant agencies to offer advice on avoiding rogue traders, reporting doorstep

To celebrate the achievements so far, and looking ahead to the ongoing future success of the service, a number of members who share 10 years of Safe Local Trades membership are pictured here with Eileen. Left to right Tony Bogusz of Style Home Improvements, Chris Rutter of JC Rutter Carpentry, Ashley & Pat Barker of Bluebell Blinds, Eileen Le Voi, Paul Tee Painter & Decorator, Steve Dickinson Painter & Decorator, Chris Christophi of ACE Digital & CCTV and Neil Hoskin of Fence Connection

crime and how to get involved with your local Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.” She added: “It is hard to believe that SLT is 10 years old, and I am extremely proud of what we have achieved, and look forward to going from strength to strength.” And the story doesn’t end there … Since Safe Local Trades was established in 2008, Eileen has been asked for recommendations on dozens of different services outside the remit of tradespeople and Safe Local Services was launched in December 2017. “The aim is again to provide consumers with vetted professionals – ranging from accountants to dentists, beauty therapists to a wide range of business support services - by offering peace of mind when instructing a service. “Each service has been vetted, has their own profile and offers consumers the chance to leave their own feedback and reviews. Customers have told us over the past 10 years that they trust and rely on our recommendations.” To access any local recommended trades and services, visit / or call us on 01733 530019





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FOLKSWORTH C OF E PRIMARY T: 01733 240 562 E: FOURFIELDS T: 01733 703 611 E: YAXLEY INFANTS T: 01733 240 918 E: STRETTON PRE-SCHOOL Main Street site: T: 01733 248048 Fourfields site: 01733 746521 E:


Open Days at Yaxley Infant School If your child is starting school in 2019, we would love you to come and visit us on our open days which are scheduled in October and November for parents to come and see our fantastic school.


Exploring autumn The children have been enjoying the change in seasons; they have been exploring the leaves in the garden which are now falling from the trees. They have made autumn pictures using their hand and foot prints and the leaves they have collected. We have limited spaces left to start with us this school year; we are now booking places for September 2019. If you would like to come and have a look around or are interested in a space please contact the nursery on 01733 244000 E:

Yaxley Infant School offers a warm and welcoming environment for your children to thrive in during their first few years of school. Our friendly, approachable staff work hard to create close, positive relationships with you and your child. Regular opportunities to take part in reading sessions and learning presentations are just a few of the things we provide to support your child. The tour will start with a short introduction from our head teacher Mrs Edson covering our approach and the values we hold as a school. You will then have an opportunity to go into classrooms and see our school in action, as our children are our greatest asset!

School Tours are as follows: Wednesday 10 October 2018 - 1:15pm Monday 5 November 2018 - 10:15am and 11:00am Monday 5 November 2018 - 1:15pm Tuesday 6 November 2018 - 10:00am and 11:00am We look forward to meeting you all. To book a place as numbers will be limited, please call the school on 01733 240918 or email:


Looking ahead We are all very excited for the year ahead and here the teachers share their topics for this half term. Newton Adults are very happy to be welcoming back Year One children at the beginning of term. As I write, we are looking forward to our new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) children starting. Our topic this half-term is ‘What happens when I fall asleep?’ and we would be very grateful for any donations of torches, bedding and nightwear to support our learning. We are hoping that the good weather continues so that we can extend our learning outside. In Edison Class, it’s a sailor’s life for Years One and Two as we get ready to navigate, investigate and explore the world, just like Captain Cook. Over the term, we will write an adventure narrative based on the story of The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson, we will look at infamous pirates as well as explorers who discovered parts of the world, we will focus on learning about Britain and its seas and learn sea shanties! Brunel Class’ first topic is called ‘Traders and Raiders’. Years three and four pupils are going to be looking at the Vikings; who they are, where they came from and what they did once they arrived in Britain. Over the term, we will be creating our own Viking shields and acting out some of the battles the Vikings fought in. Also, we will be exploring some Viking sagas with the aim of writing our own by October half-term. Stephenson Class are settling in very quickly to the new school year. Our topic this term is ‘Allotments’. Year 5 and 6 will be learning about where different types of food are grown in the UK, as well as plotting where food comes from on a world map. In our science lessons, we are going to be studying plant and animal life-cycles and will be conducting our own experiments. We are also looking forward to a trip to Ely Cathedral later in October. If you have a child who is due to start school in September 2019, we would warmly invite you to come to one of our open sessions where you can see our school in action.

Open sessions are on the following dates: Wednesday 26 September 2018 - 1.45pm Wednesday 3 October 2018 - 10.45am Thursday 11 October 2018 - 10.45am We look forward to meeting you. To book your time, please call the school on 01733 240337

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youth achievement

The power of community My journey began when I became interested our youth groups and realised that they were being stigmatised and blamed for everything. I believed that this issue required support and understanding. By Paul Underwood To change anything you have to be part of it, not the problem but the solution, so I made it my mission to become friends with groups of young people in the recreation ground. It was difficult at first as they are a tight knit group who look out for each other and indeed our younger ones. They are basically

a family with their individual personal issues and feelings just like a family would have. The young people told me that they wanted a memorial in honour of their friends and all those young who sadly left them; a memorial positioned in the recreation ground adjacent to the shelter in a new

position, so I wanted to assist. I listened and four of the lads then attended a full council meeting with me. We put a case forward and everyone was impressed that these lads attended. From here the young people fund raised for their memorial and it was finally unveiled at the Great Get Together on the 23 June 2018. I would firstly and most importantly like to thank the young people and their families for making this happen. I would also like to thank those who offered their support, both professionally and financially including Michelle Lay, David Sanders, Stewart Howe, Mark Oliver, Nath Murdoch and Rodney Butcher. The memorial is not just a wonderful memorial to those sadly missed, but also a testament to the power of community.




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SOCIAL CLUB The Yaxley Royal British Legion is a family club which welcomes new members. Events throughout the year in the members bar and the larger function hall.


• Function Halls private hire holds up to 160 guests


• Darts/Pool Table FREE pool Tuesday nights • Quiz Night & Members Draw every Friday


• Bingo Sunday & Wednesday evenings • Snooker Room available for hire • Friday Lunchtime food available

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CLUB MEMBERSHIP FOR 2018 STILL AVAILABLE Single £10 Joint £17 OAP £5 FUNCTION ROOM FOR HIRE Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, christenings, etc (Wakes & charity events also catered for, up to 120 guests) Adult Party £13o (DJ £80) Childrens’ Party £60 (2 hours & includes DJ, upto 13 years old) REGULAR ACTIVITIES Tues: Mixed Doubles Darts Team & Bingo Wed: Men’s Darts Team �urs: Ladies Darts Sun: Steal or No Steal


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Saturday 15 December Members Children’s Christmas Party 16:30 – 18:00 Free for member’s children & grandchildren (Ages 1-9) Monday 24 December Christmas Eve - JLM Karaoke Monday 31 December New Year’s Eve - �e Contacts (Tom from the East of England Pipe Band will be playing in the New Year) @FarcetClub Free members Wifi

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The Lancaster Club Function Room & Bar 152 Main Street, Yaxley, PE7 3LB • LARGE BEER GARDEN • FREE MEMBERS WIFI • FUNCTION ROOM HIRE (up to 70 guests) • MEETING ROOM (up to 12) MONDAY Quiz Night (open to all) TUESDAY Bingo (open to all) WEDNESDAY Crib League THURSDAY Dominoes League FRIDAY Meat Raffle 7pm SATURDAY Entertainment starting 9pm LAST FRIDAY OF MONTH Golf Society LAST SUNDAY OF MONTH Karaoke Applications for Club Membership welcome from everybody

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The nights may be getting longer but there’s still plenty going on at your local library. We have some fantastic events from The Library Presents and Arts Alive for you this Autumn; Sunday 14 October - Comedy 4 Kids Join James Campbell with his stand-up show for anyone who likes comedy without the rude words. Making fun of everything from coucous to penguins to Nintendo Wii, James Campbell’s unique blend of storytelling and anecdotes will have your whole family in stiches! Hold on to your socks and enjoy stand-up comedy for kids!

Saturday 3 November

Firework Display As in previous years, and with the kind permission of the landlord, the display is held on the Three Horseshoes pub field, Main St, Yaxley, PE7 3LD. The gates open at 6pm with the fireworks launched at 7pm. There is also a large bonfire that will be lit at approximately 6:15pm (conditions permitting). Traditional bonfire party food at sensible prices, hot drinks, a licenced bar will be available, plus other attractions. The display has once again been upgraded and will include more fireworks with much anticipation surrounding a very special grand finale. As always, this promises to be a fantastic evening, with a professionally fired display by our friends at 1805 Fireworks ltd. The display offers fantastic value for money with a family ticket costing only £12.00, and all single tickets £4.00. Buy an online ticket from our website and get access to the dedicated entry lane for advanced tickets!

Friday 26 October - Screen printing workshop

Full details and tickets are available online: Facebook /Yaxleyfireworks or

Everyone loves the moment when the screen is lifted revealing the print! Work with local artists Ricki & Cary Outis to create your own image from a book you love and print it on a canvas bag to take away and cherish.

All monies raised are used to support Scouting & Guiding in Yaxley and surrounding area. Terms and conditions apply to entry – See website for more information.

Friday 9 November - No Petticoats Here Commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War while enjoying this beautiful moving show. Critically acclaimed musician and singer, Louise Jordan, weaves a recorded soundscape around live, original songs and the true stories of extraordinary and inspirational women who challenged expectations during the First World War. If you would like more information or tickets about these and other library events please speak to a member of staff or phone 0345 045 5225. You can also visit The Library Presents webpage www.

BRITISH LEGION, BROADWAY YAXLEY 6 October Christopher James, Singer, 8.30 till late. Non members £1 14 October Karaoke 4 till 9 26 October Halloween party 8 till late. Concert room WILDLIFE TRUST

FARCET CLUB Saturday 1 December - Farcet Club Gin Experience Saturday 8 December - Ady Brownlie Saturday 15 December - Members Children’s Christmas Party 4:30 – 6pm (Free for member’s children & grandchildren (Ages 1-9)) Monday 24 December (Christmas Eve) - JLM Karaoke Monday 31 December (New Year’s Eve) - The Contacts (Tom from the East of England Pipe Band will be playing in the New Year) LANCASTER CLUB 152 Main StreeT, Yaxley Saturday 6 October Steve Jay 9-11.30pm Songs from 60s to present day Entry Free to Members Non Members £1 Saturday 13 October Simon Lee 9-11:30pm Lancaster Club. Great songs through the decades Entry Free to Members Non Members £1 Saturday 20 October Al & Aud 9-11:30pm Oktoberfest - German themed night Entry Free to Members Non Members £1 Saturday 27 October Ady Brownlee 9-11:30pm Great Entertainer signing songs from the 60s Entry Free to Members Non Members £1 Sunday 28 October Aud’s Karaoke 5-9pm A fantastic way to spend a Sunday Evening Entry Free to Members Non Members £1

Friday 19 October Wildlife Gardening talk 7.45-9.30pm, Ely Museum Gardens are places where we can relax and escape from the stresses of the world, as well as providing increasingly important refuges for beleaguered wildlife. Join the Wildlife Trust’s Iain Webb as he explains the many diverse ways to improve gardens for wildlife and, in so doing, enormously increase the interest and pleasure to be gained from our own patch. For further info please contact or call 01353 661339 Monday 22 – Friday 26 October Wildlife Trust Wild in the Garden – Half term fun at Paxton Pits. Daily 10am-2pm. Lots of great wild ideas, activities and fun things to do over the half term holiday For further info call 01480 473161 or email HOLIDAY INN, PETERBOROUGH Saturday 10 November 13th Black Charity Fund Raising Ball At the Holiday Inn West Peterborough as per ticket information. Arrival drink, 4 course meal, candy cart, disco, band, gift trees, raffle auction, fun games. We have been raising funds now for 13 years. Shwachman Diamond Syndrome is a life threatening illness my grandson Connor suffers with. All money raised goes into research at Addenbrookes Hospital and over the years we have raised £100.000. (Professor Alan Warren attends the ball every year, he is heading the research programme) Sue mobile 07894253931 Saturday 9 March 2019 Evening of Entertainment Come and Join us! 6.30pm—12.30am

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Less fear of fireworks for four-legged friends Fireworks night can be terrifying for many dogs but teaching dogs to cope with noise fears in advance can help lessen the stress they experience when they hear the unexpected whizz, pop and bang of fireworks. To avoid the fear and anguish many dogs will go through during fireworks displays, it’s important that owners plan ahead to help them and their dogs feel prepared and comfortable when the time surrounding 5 November arrives. Gradually teaching your dog that noises are not scary will help them be able to cope with unexpected bangs and pops over time. This usually involves playing recorded versions of the scary noises

but starting at such a low volume that your dog is not worried by them. The volume and direction of sounds are changed over time, but so slowly that your dog does not show any signs of fear. The sounds should also be associated with something that they enjoy, such as their favourite treats or a game. Dogs who are very frightened already may require support from a qualified, experienced behaviourist.


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Perfect lips at The Cosmetic Clinic Unfortunately the lips age too! They go thinner, get vertical lines at the top and bottom lips, the lines from the corners of the mouth start to give a ‘puppet’ look which makes us look sad by showing lines down towards the chin making the corners droop. With a little professional help the lips are naturally and painlessly given back their fullness, vertical lines smoothed, marionette lines reduced and the corners uplifted to give back your lovely natural smile again. This is another top procedure at the Cosmetic Clinic.

Profhilo at The Cosmetic Clinic – The Super Skin Booster – just like having a moisturiser under the skin Profhilo is an excellent treatment for treating lax skin with hyaluronic acid produced by biofermentation. It’s known as bioremodelling which is an innovative approach to anti-ageing treatments and acts directly on skin laxity giving an immediate tightening effect and restores firmness of the skin. treating the areas where elasticity, firmness and re-modelling is required and not weighty volume. The procedure is carried out by our doctor - if you feel your skin has lost its firmness and would like to know more please book a consultation with her and she will be able to advise if Profhilo is for you.

TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING Tuesday 7.30-8.30pm Farcet Village Hall Thursday 9.30-10.30am Stilton Pavilion £5 Per Class (+ loyalty card) A total body workout suitable for all ages and abilities, designed to help you burn fat, tone muscle and build strength. Exercises all have modifications, so you can workout at your level. • Body weight exercises to elongate & sculpt muscles. • Improve core stability, balance & co-ordination.


For an appointment or more information please call 01733 310090 for the Peterborough clinic.


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