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Centenary Celebrations at Aliwal Manor Flo has been a resident at Aliwal Manor since December 2009 and is well loved and respected by everyone who knows her. She is seen here, celebrating her centenary last month, where she was joined by five generations of her family, together with staff from the Home for her party.

Your Views 2014 Draft Corporate Plan consultation

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OPENING DATE HAS ARRIVED SATURDAY MARCH 8TH at 10.00AM

Over the last year you may have walked by the church and grown curious to know exactly what was going on. This is now your opportunity to see for yourself the extensive changes that have been made At 10.00am The Mayor of Whittlesey, Councillor David Mason will formally open our new ÂŁ250,000.00 facilities; this will immediately be followed by a time of thanksgiving. Afterwards everyone will be welcome to stay and enjoy free tea/coffee cake and biscuits, and our leadership team will be on hand to show people around and answer their questions. We look forward to seeing you.


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Lions Christmas Collection Lion Steve Palmer said. Whittlesey and District Lions Club would like to thank all the people that made generous donations to our annual Carol Float collection. We made a record of over ÂŁ3500 which is fantastic. Thanks also goes to the number of people from various organisations and individuals who have supported us over the years. Without their help we would not have been able to cover the vast collection area that we did. We would also like to thank Wetherspoons at the George in Whittlesey and Buildbase of Whittlesey who without their help we would not have been able to revamp our carol float.

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It has come to the time of year where the council wishes to present the Whittlesey Citizenship Award and we would welcome nominations for people of all abilities over the age of 16, who have helped in the community, undertaken charity work, fundraising or achieved outstanding results in any discipline or anything else you feel is above and beyond the call of duty. The criteria for eligibility is you must live in Whittlesey, Coates, Eastrea, Turves or Pondersbridge. Should you wish to put someone forward for the above, please give details of persons name, address and reason for nomination and send to:-

At present we are supporting SERV which is a voluntary organisation that transports blood and breast milk between hospital during the night. Another project is hearing dogs for the deaf. Dogs are trained to identify normal noises in the home such as a door bell or an emergency such as a fire alarm sounding. It then indicates to the deaf person accordingly so they can react to the situation. If there is any organisation or individual in the area who is in need of help of any kind, please do not hesitate to contact Lion Steve Palmer on 01733 351405 or whittlesey.lions@virgin.net

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It has come to the time of year where the council wishes to find the Whittlesey Young Citizen of the Year and we would welcome nominations for young people of all abilities up to the age of 16, who have helped in the community, undertaken charity work, fundraising or achieved outstanding results in any discipline or anything else you feel is above and beyond the call of duty. The criteria for eligibility is you must live in Whittlesey, Coates, Eastrea, Turves or Pondersbridge. Should you wish to put someone forward for the above, please give details of persons name, address and reason for nomination and send to:-

Susan Evans, Clerk/RFO to the Council Whittlesey Town Council, Grosvenor House, Grosvenor Road, Whittlesey, PE7 1AQ Please mark the envelope: Whittlesey Citizenship Award. The Closing date is Friday 28th February 2014.

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“We are a small animal veterinary surgery with an assistant, Holly Neal, a local part time receptionist, Amy Foster and only one vet, that happens to be me, which means I’m always going to be here and people are not going to be seeing a different vet every time they come,” explained Cere. The open day was a great success, not only did it give the public a chance to look around the premises, but the team also raised money for charity by holding a great raffle. Cere added: “We were proud to show people our premises and explain to them what every room is used for. We showed them the pre-operative room where the animals are prepared ready for theatre. People didn’t realise we are able to operate on these premises - actually we do everything we can ourselves.”

Cere was motivated to move to Whittlesey to be a part of the community. The Veterinary centre even entered last year’s Christmas Tree Festival, creating a Memory Pet Tree. Not only that, but they have plans to give talks to the community at the surgery in the evenings.

With exciting ventures planned for 2014 such as a regular blog and a growing Facebook page, the future looks bright for our animal-loving team. For more information about Whittlesey Veterinary Centre, please visit www.whittleseyvets. co.uk or find them Facebook for the latest offers and pet information. February 2014| Discovering

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ADave word from Mason My article this month is written in the wake of a spectacularly successful 35th Straw Bear Festival, an event that continues to raise the profile of Whittlesey - as one of the Peterborough Morris Dancers remarked to me “ Peterborough is becoming known as that place near Whittlesey”. Whilst being amused by that comment I am also so proud to be Mayor of such a vibrant town as Whittlesey. Being Mayor brings privileges such as the honour of being asked to deliver the welcome speech at the Manor Leisure Centre prior to the setting off of the Straw Bear parade on the Saturday of the festival. This gave Ann and I the opportunity of viewing the preparation of the Straw Bear before leading off the parade throughout Whittlesey. What followed can only be described as an exhilarating experience as we spent the next four hours or so following the parade and speaking with not only locals but visitors from far and wide, some of them experiencing Straw Bear for the very first time. It was heartening to see the local traders and organisations maximising the commercial aspect of the festival, the churches were packed, the library being frequented by many, not just for the poet and story telling but welcome refreshments. Cafes and local butchers were doing a roaring trade in hog roast etc and of course licensed premises making the most of the day with the minimum of trouble and I sincerely hope that our other traders benefited accordingly. My thanks for the festival must first of all go to the hard working members of the Straw Bear Festival Committee but also I am most grateful for all the efforts of the stewards and marshals, the local police and not least Street Pride for the clear up operation. I can honestly say that I have never seen the streets so tidy early next day - well done to all!! The festival was concluded by the Plough Sunday Service in St Mary’s Church and whilst the attendance was disappointing I must pay tribute to Rev Nigel Whitehouse and his team for presenting such an interesting service at which the address by Bishop John Flack was both amusing and thought provoking with his reflections on community life. We are very fortunate to have Bishop John and his wife Julia as residents of our town in their retirement. Bishop John was an outstanding Bishop of Huntingdon when I first made his acquaintance and Ann and I were visitors to Rome on several occasions during John’s five year tenure as Director of the Anglican Centre and Emissary to the Archbishop of Canterbury liaising with the Pope at the Vatican. Since his return to England he has served in the Diocese of Peterborough and is

currently lending his skills in retirement to the Diocese of Ely. We now look forward to our next festival in July, the acclaimed Circuit of the Fens Cycling Festival followed by the Whittlesey Festival in September and the Christmas Extravaganza in December. How many other towns in England can boast four festivals in one year? Other examples of the outstanding community in Whittlesey are the successful campaigns to defeat two planning applications on flood land north of Whittlesey although both may yet go to appeal. Both campaigns were orchestrated by my Deputy Mayor, Cllr Dee Laws who put in many hours of work on these projects but I must also acknowledge the efforts of the action groups of local residents who made such a telling contribution to the outcome. If you are not aware I have produced a publication of photographs in full colour with accompanying facts on the problems of flooding in our area entitled “Whittlesey in Flood” which are available in the Town Museum, Library and other retail outlets at the cost of £2.50 with all proceeds going to my Mayors Charities. As a record of flooding and reminder of the imminent dangers to our town this booklet is a must for local residents and I would implore you to seek out a copy. Finally, as Ward Councillor for Whittlesey St Andrew, I know that many of you are concerned with the lack of activity at St Andrews Church over the winter due to the collapse of the heating system and for a time the breakdown of the church clock. Whilst funerals, weddings, baptisms and weekday services have continued at St Andrews with the assistance of a temporary heating system our regular Sunday worship has moved to the church hall in Parkinson’s Lane until the Spring. A target of £40,000 was set to install a new heating system and despite disappointingly being refused grants by certain bodies the community has rallied round in great style and we are now approaching our target. Additionally the clock has been repaired at considerable expense and all other financial commitments have been met. For this I thank the resourcefulness of our congregation, efforts of the Friends of St Andrews and the continued generosity of The Whittlesey Charity. God is indeed with us in this place! Till next time……. February 2014| Discovering

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Why not do something to help our Town/Environment – 2014 make some new friends and a bit of gentle exercise – Duke of Edinburgh’s Project – Think Street Pride. All are very welcome Roy Gerstner. Chair Whittlesey StreetPride Group t: 01733 208590 e: roy.gerstner@ ntlworld.com

As our name suggests our Group takes great pride in not only what we do today, but our history in helping to maintain our town and villages is the proudest testament to our members, friends and supporters. Everywhere we go these days, people approach us and tell us ‘What a Good Job we are doing’ This all helps to motivate all of us within Street Pride. Our other Fenland Towns and Villages have also achieved much success within their own areas. We had a very enjoyable Christmas Party and Quiz for some 33 members and friends who could attend. A really big thank you to two of our ‘Local Friends and Sponsors’ Mr Jamie Keshwara at our ‘Local NISA Shop’ and Maria & Peppi at ‘Vesuvio’s Restaurant for all the delicious food and Goodies they supplied for our Christmas event.

Whittlesey Society

The speaker at the February meeting of The Whittlesea Society will be Mr. David Bond who will talk about Local Historic Gardens. The meeting is held at Whittlesey Town Hall, Market Street at 7.30pm. This month it will be on February 10th. Issues of local interest in planning and conservation are discussed before the speaker. If you are interested in the town past and present you are most welcome to attend. February 2014| Discovering

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Since my last article in October 2013 the group has been busy in the background to decide on the approach for Whittlesey in Bloom 2014. You may have noticed that the flower beds at the entrance to the Manor Leisure Centre (MLC) have been planted with pansies for the winter. They do seem to be suffering from the wet weather unfortunately, but hopefully will soon begin to perk up!! We have had donations of bluebell and snowdrop bulbs which have been planted near the Moorings at the MLC and hopefully they will soon be showing and flowering. Some new projects have been earmarked for 2014 and I have been busy contacting various businesses and organisations for sponsorship or a donation to enable us to proceed with these. We will also be fundraising and have some ideas already for this, so look out for us and please give your support. This year sees the 50th year (Golden Anniversary) of the RHS Britain in Bloom; the theme therefore for 2014 is “Growing for Gold”. National Gardening Week is 14 – 20 April which sees the nationwide launch of RHS Britain in Bloom; that gives us something to work towards. Don’t forget that last year’s judges’ report concluded as follows; “Whittlesey should be proud of the improvements undertaken over the last year. This team should congratulate themselves for having taken a great step forward to becoming one of the most improved entries to Anglia in Bloom”. Hopefully we will improve year on year; I am particularly spurred on by comments like this unfortunately there are never enough hours in the day for me to do everything I would like to do! Our meetings have now been scheduled to take place on the last Tuesday of each month at Grosvenor House (Town Council Office) at 7 p.m. – if you are interested in coming along and helping us you will be made very welcome. If you have an hour or so to spare please get in touch with me, Kay Mayor on 01733 204944, or by email at kayfmayor@hotmail.co.uk. Every little helps. Please come along and join us your ideas and input are very important.

Curries are best made from scratch and with fresh ingredients. here is my version of Simon Norris, a jalfrezi, with a good J Jones Butchers kick of chilli

Chicken Jalfrezi Ingredients:

500 g (1 lb) chicken, (Diced); 1 large onion; 400g of chopped tomatoes, fresh or tinned; 2 garlic cloves, chopped;1 capsicum pepper, chopped (Sainsburys sell these); A piece of ginger; 3 green chillis, chopped; 3tsp turmeric powder; 1 tsp chilli powder;1tsp salt; 1 to 3tsp cumin powder depending on taste 3tsp coriander powder

Instructions: 1. Heat a knob of butter in the pan, grate the onions and sweat on a low heat for 3 mins 2. Add in the chicken, salt, Turmeric and chilli powder and stir fry for 5-10 minutes 3. Once the mixture turns golden and starts to catch on the bottom of the pan, add in the tomatoes. Stir, cover and cook on a low heat for 20 minutes. 4. Add in the chillis, grated ginger, Cumin, Coriander Powder and the capsicum pepper. Stir fry over a medium heat for 2 minutes. 5. Garnish with fresh chopped coriander and serve over rice. Don’t forget the popadoms!

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n the 14th May 1940, Mr. Anthony Eden the Secretary of State for War, appealed to able bodied men between the ages of 17 and 65 to come forward to offer their services to help defend Great Britain against potential attack by German Forces, particularly paratroopers. The name of the new force was to be called “The Local Defence Volunteers” (L.D.V) or Look, Duck and Vanish as it was dubbed locally. Men who were not called up for military service were in what was known as a reserved occupation. Agriculture was one such occupation, as helping the war effort by feeding the Nation was of prime importance. Whittlesey therefore had an abundance of men available. The Local Defence Volunteers were part time and unpaid, but formed a portion of the Armed Forces of the Crown and were subject to Military Law. They were initially issued with L.D.V. armbands and paraded with whatever arms they could muster. Uniforms gradually became available and rifles from America too, although ammunition was in short supply. The Volunteers were later renamed “The Home Guard” of Dad’s Army fame! Areas were organised and with Wisbeach and Thorney, Whittlesey became part of the 1st Isle of Ely Battalion and was headed by local headmaster Mr I.N. Burgess who was given the rank of Captain being promoted Major in the fullness of time. Mr. Ellicott and Mr. A. M. Sewter joined him with the rank of Lieutenant. Their headquarters were in the timber framed Drill Hall in Station Road. The Home Guard had been constituted on a voluntary basis but in 1942 compulsory service was introduced. Thus it came about that the old L.D.V originally evolved to deal with parachutists, became the Army for the Defence of England. The first weapon to augment the rifle was the Molotov Cocktail, a flammable liquid in a glass bottle, the fuse being ignited before it was thrown. A very hazardous occupation as the corks were prone to leak! These were replaced with the more eligible Mills Bomb, a hand grenade with a five second fuse once the pin was removed and the lever released. Before long the American Lewis machine gun arrived to add to the fire power, and the automatic sten gun was issued to Officers. One of the more bizarre weapons was the Sticky Bomb. This hand held explosive device was covered in a sticky yellow substance exposed when the protective metal casing was removed. The object was to

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stick it onto the side of a tank. A way asked the demonstrator if a duster was included to clean a patch on the tank before affixing the bomb! They never caught on. Stories abound about the ‘goings on’ within the Home Guard but the one that sticks in m mind concerned my father. He was a platoon commander and was informed that parachutists were dropping in the Wash. Grabbing his sten hun and leaping on his bicycle he joined others in rounding up the parachutists who turned out to be the crew of an American B17 Flying Fortress who had bailed out. “It is a good thing they weren’t Germans,” he said, “I had forgotten to bring the magazine containing the ammunition for my sten gun!” When the War ended, the Home Guard was disbanded but not before Major I. N. Burgess had received a Certificate of Good Service, one of only three awarded to the 1st Isle of Ely Battalion.

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8th Mikki Jons at Conservative Club 8th Boogie Nights at the Manor Leisure Centre at

7:30pm, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s classics! Tickets £5 from the Manor Leisure Centre, phone 01354 622399

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16th Sunday Lunch at Conservative Club 21st Country and Western Evening 8pm with George Mc Intosh Tickets from Sarah  840346

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28th NECCA is holding an Antiques and Valuation

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A word from Revd Nigel and Revd Gill Hello and greetings to you all. The beginning of the year brings with it preparations and hopes for the year ahead. It may be that booking a holiday is in your thoughts at the moment. Many decisions are involved, when to take time off, can we get away and if so where to go and for how long. For some it may be time spent at home but for others it could be the trip of a life time and for most something in between. For some couples this year’s planning of a holiday may be connected to a truly significant event in their lives. Getting married may be the significant event and this usually involves a honeymoon. Before this holiday can take place a lot more personal and practical preparations have to be made. Twenty five couples have booked their weddings with us for 2014. On Friday 31st January many of them were able to attend our engaged couples evening in St Mary’s Church. This annual meeting helps couples to plan their service. During this evening our choir members from St Mary’s, St Andrew’s and Holy Trinity sing through the first verse of 25 hymns suitable for weddings - some new hymns and some old, others with new words to familiar tunes. Our St Mary’s organist, Chris, plays a short selection of tunes suitable for the arrival of the bride and to accompany the couple when they

leave the church. Gill and Nigel then talk about the traditions of marriage and their meanings. The evening ends with practical points and questions. We hope that this evening helps our couples to prepare for their marriages and to support them in the future conversations they have with the priest who is taking their service. It is important to us that a couple’s wedding reflects them and so we discuss their own choices for music, readings and anything else they may wish to include. Getting married is a big step forward in life and we pray for all those who are taking this step this year. Our prayers are for all of you, no matter where you choose to have your marriage ceremony. If you are thinking of getting married then please do contact either of us for an initial conversation. God bless, Nigel and Gill

FISHING NEWS By Ken Wade

Anglers right across the area are still saddened by the news that one of Whittlesey’s top anglers Dave Jarrett passed away recently. Dave was well known in our town as co owner of the Jarrett and Lawson Carpentry business, but was also known to hundreds of anglers fishing matches right across the country. He fished for his local club in national events and over the past few years was a regular competitor in the veteran’s nationals. Of course he also loved nothing better than to help out at grass roots level either with the Whittlesey clubs junior anglers always in his thoughts. He taught his daughter Louise how to fish the fen drains and she quickly became a regular in the clubs junior events and right up until he fell really ill he was actively bringing on his grandson Mason. Dave fished all over the world, but his love of salmon fishing drew him to Scotland regularly over the past few years. The local club suffered another blow over the Christmas holiday period when it was also announced that former club booking secretary and Bailiff Clem Smith passed away, yet another hard working club official that will be sorely missed. We seem to have got away with the worst of the winter weather so far which has resulted in some fine nets of fish being taken from the Briggate and Bower and the hot pegs below Ashline Sluice. Bread

punch has been the most productive bait, with pinkie over a little groundbait if the water colours up. Pike anglers have also caught well on the Fenland drains around the area. Glassmoor Bank has produced several double figure fish and the Twenty Foot Drain at Beggars Bridge is another good area to try. As we head towards the end of the season on March 14th we often see some really good weights taken around the area, so get out and make the most of the time left before we switch over to still waters. Picture below: Dave Jarrett

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The Nova Club’s chosen charity over the past year has been the Scaldgate Club. Mandy Smith, Nova Club Treasurer, presented them with a cheque to the value of £200. Pam Potts, MBE, Chairman, Pam Clifford, Secretary and Ann Taylor, Treasurer attended the Nova Club's January meeting to receive it. The Scaldgate Club is a social club for adults with learning disabilities covering Whittlesey Town Council which includes Coates, Eastrea and Turves. It has 15 members at present between the ages of 19 and 50 years old. They meet on a Thursday night between 7 - 9 pm at the Whittlesey Youth Centre. In January 2013 the Club presented £100 cheques to each of the Patient Participation Groups (PPG) at the Jenner Health Centre and the New Queen Street Surgery for medical equipment to be used for the benefit of patients locally. Nova is well known for its cake stand at the Whittlesey Festival, raising £174.66 last year. The Club has 29 Members at present and meets on the 1st Wednesday in the month at the Conservative Club, Whittlesey. Anyone interested in joining or learning more about Nova can contact Mandy on 01733 205096.

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It is important that the views of local residents are taken into account when it comes to how our towns and villages grow. Following over 400 residents signing my petition raising concerns with the plan for around 250 properties on the Showfield site on land north of Whittlesey, I welcome that Fenland Council has listened and acted in support of local residents. This followed a well attended public meeting and shows residents can influence what happens in our local community. Well done to Cllr Dee Laws and everyone who got involved. Progress in ensuring local views are acted upon has also been made in relation to North Bank Road following a number of fatalities. I was pleased to be able to witness the installation of safety barriers designed to prevent vehicles entering into the water. I held a positive meeting recently at Peterborough City Hall with City Council Leader Marco Cereste and local Cllr Gary Swann to discuss further measures alongside the barriers, with Gary and I emphasising the ongoing issue of speed on this road which also needs to be addressed. Options include average speed cameras through to rumble strips. We agreed that officials will set out the costings of the various options shortly and I will update residents when this information is available. Congratulations are due to Whittlesey resident Lynn Palmer, who took her efforts to raise money for charity to new heights when she performed a skydive in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). Hospices provide invaluable services for families at what is an extremely difficult time for them, and my thanks go to Lynn and EACH for their ongoing work. Christmas brought a welcome present from the Government which has awarded £179,000 to Fenland District Council in order to tackle rogue landlords responsible for overcrowded and squalid housing. Overcrowded housing, which in some cases involves more than 20 people in a single property, often leads to anti-social behaviour affecting local residents. The funding decision follows a series of meetings I have held with ministers and well help ensure this problem can be more robustly tackled in the year ahead. To find out more about my work in Parliament and campaigns locally, or to let me know your views, please visit my website at www. stevebarclay.net. Alternatively you can follow me on twitter at @stevebarclaymp or on facebook at www.facebook.com/stevebarclaymp. February 2014| Discovering

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A word from

Whittlesey Christian Church How Important Is Smiling And Laughter?

Someone once asked what I thought of the expression ‘Happy Clappy’ when used in a cynical way to describe certain types of churches. After sharing the following editorial with them they understood why I would actually consider it a compliment. Psychologists and researchers have found that even if you’re in a bad mood, your spirit can be lifted by smiling or laughing. When you smile, even if it is forced, your body releases endorphins which can strengthen your immune system, helping you feel better and less stressful. Your body uses up to 53 muscles to smile, although some only use 5. A San Francisco researcher identified 19 types of smiles and put them into two categories: polite “artificial” smiles which engage fewer muscles, and “sincere” smiles that use more muscles on both sides of the face. We also feel worse when we frown rather than smile. Researchers also found that while babies learn behaviour and sounds by watching those around them, real smiles occur when they are awake at around 4-6 weeks of age. However, they actually start smiling in their sleep as soon as they’re born. Those who laugh at their own mistakes have smaller increases in blood pressure than those who use humour to attack others. Laughing 100 times is as effective as using a rowing machine for 10 minutes or a stationary bike for 15. While visiting a large shopping centre researchers found that most laughter occurs while people are greeting or saying goodbye to each

other. In 1962 a few schoolgirls in the African country of Tanzania began laughing uncontrollably. Their laughter soon began affecting neighbouring communities, forcing the closure of schools to keep it from spreading. It took 6 months to subside. The sound of laughter is so common and familiar it can be recognised even when played backwards on tape. It has also been discovered that joyful churches are not only full of life but have a stronger sense of unity and family than those who aren’t. They are also more welcoming, relaxed, caring, and great to be a part of. Now you know why the Bible contains such relevant to life verses as ‘a merry heart makes you feel good’ and ‘the joy of The Lord is your strength’ This is why we are delighted to be known as a ‘happy clappy church’ For your natural and spiritual health sake come and get some of it. See you Sunday at 10.45

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A word from Cllr Martin Curtis

The flooding over the last couple of months have brought some real misery around the UK. Compared to some of the problems Nationally, we have been really lucky. But, I am very aware of the concern there has been around the closure of the North Bank and the Wash Road. I hear all sorts of proposed solutions to this problem - many of which require putting more concrete in the area. We need to understand the implications of this. We have just seen planning permission refused on the old showfield site partly because of flooding concerns - one of those concerns is that if we put more concrete in the ground it adds to the spread of the flood plain and would mean water coming even closer to houses in Whittlesey. That same argument applies to the Wash Road - and putting a huge amount of concrete and tarmac on there would also provide developers with ammunition to challenge the reasons for our planning decisions. That said, I am convinced there are things that can be done and, especially, how; electronic signage; better, automatic barriers and; maybe some selective improvements to the road could help. But, in truth, the

best thing we can do to take the strain off our roads is to get the bridge over Kings Dyke completed. The plans for the bridge are still moving on. Over the last few weeks you may have seen surveyors out and about around the bridge doing a topographical survey. This is an essential piece of the work that needs to be done to provide detailed proposals about how the bridge might be completed. I want to finish by saying a big thank you to the volunteer flood wardens we have operating in parts of Whittlesey. They have really proved their worth over the last few weeks. Another example of the great community volunteering spirit we have in Whittlesey. Please feel to contact me about this or any other issue in The Town:

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repair. • Clear out ruined plants. • Remove broken branches from trees and shrubs. • Tie in climbers that have come loose from their supports. • Knock heavy snow off shrubs and conifers. • Firm down plants lifted by frost or wind rock. Hardy evergreens that were damaged by winter weather can be pruned now and you can also reshape deciduous hedges that have gotten out of shape over winter. Any plants left uncut so you could admire their shapes and skeletons against a backdrop of snow over winter can also be cut back now. It might leave the garden looking a little bare, but it won’t last long because spring colour will soon start to emerge. Snowdrops look stunning in carpets around the base of shrubs and in borders and are a welcome sign that spring is on its way. If you

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want to spread them around your garden then now’s the time to lift and divide clumps and replant wherever you want. Shrubs that are growing in the wrong place can also be moved now. Roses, shrubs, trees, hedging plants, camellias, rhododendrons, climbers - it’s a good time for all these to go in now, assuming the ground is no longer frozen or completely waterlogged. If you still have time on your hands then February is the perfect time to: • Service petrol mowers and power tools. • Prune back hydrangeas. • Plant fruit trees, canes and bushes. • Clean and sharpen knives and secateurs. • Repair damaged fences and treat wooden structures with preservative. • Give the lawn a light mow if it starts to warm up.

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Straw Bear 2014 gal ery The sun shone on the 2014 Straw Bear Festival and the community of Whittlesey lined the streets to watch the dancers and musicians celebrate in style. Photographer Matt Popely braved the crowds to capture the atmosphere on the day

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Wound Healing

By Mayur Mistry & Ubhi Mistry (Registered Osteopaths) Irrelevant of where the wound is (i.e. a cut, tendon strain, torn muscle/ligament, etc) the process of healing is the same. In this article we will explore the wonders of how your body repairs itself. Understanding how the body heals will help you manage your injuries better leading to optimal recovery times.

The Event

This is any event which causes tissue damage. As blood / lymphatic vessels and nerves live very close to all tissues, it is likely that these will be damaged too.

The Plug

When tissues are damaged, they will tear blood vessels (usually tiny ones) thus allowing blood to escape. Within our blood lives a type of cell called platelets. These become sticky on contact with damaged blood vessels and form a type of net. This net catches lots of other substances floating in the blood ultimately creating a plug which stops any further blood escaping.

The Swelling

The plug, creates a blockage and thus a back pressure. This combined with various chemicals released by the damaged tissues, causes the local blood vessels to expand (i.e. dialate). As the vessels expand, their walls become porous to certain cells allowing them to migrate through the vessel walls and onto the damaged site. The release of these cells comes with the release of water, hence we see swelling. These cells are usually a combination: immune cells – that clean the area and fight infection, growth hormones – that encourage tissues to regenerate, other chemicals – that cause pain. Why create pain you may ask? Well, if it does not hurt, how do you know it is damaged?

The Scab

We use the word scab as it is familiar to us all, as we have all seen one. However, what we have seen following a skin wound is simply a dried up version of what happens inside us. The correct term is granulation tissue because it looks grainy. The granulation tissue is a general mixture of pre-mature tissue and temporary blood vessels. Both grow into the area because of the release of those growth hormones mentioned earlier. We need the extra temporary blood vessels to feed the new growing tissue.

The Re-organising

Once everything is in place, the body can then take its time to reorganise everything into an optimal position. This process is the longest step to recovery, taking anywhere between 1 to 24months. Thus it is important to return to activity gradually. Ultimately wound healing is a repair process hence the final version will not be an exact replica of the original, rather the body’s best attempt. Invariably the older we are and the more health problems we face, the further from an exact replica we will be. February 2014| Discovering

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LOCAL NEWS IN YOUR AREA

SIR HARRY SMITH COMMUNITY COLLEGE BECOMES A ‘SCHOOL OF DREAMS’

In January, Honda’s ‘School of Dreams’ team visited Sir Harry Smith Community College in Whittlesey, to provide a two-day ‘thinking skills’ workshop. The workshop was supported by Peterborough based Marshall Honda, and staff from the company participated in the workshop alongside students and staff from Sir Harry Smith, local primary schools and Fenland District Council. The School of Dreams programme helps young people understand the importance of pursuing their dreams, and teaches the skills and strategies to help turn their dreams into reality. It was developed as part of Honda’s commitment to giving back to the local communities and helps students and educators discover different, creative and fun ways to learn. The programme has been designed to create an on-going legacy beyond each workshop. Students are encouraged to take what they have learnt and cascade it to others, and to organise team projects which aim to improve their local community. The workshop was challenging but great fun. Adults and students worked at the same level in small groups finding out how to turn their dreams into reality by learning from real-life examples of people who have achieved their dreams, as well as developing new skills such as juggling. Geoff Peck from Peterborough Marshall Honda, said: “It is great to support the workshop in our local school. To help children understand they can turn their dreams into reality by learning to use strategies in their early lives will

undoubtedly have a positive effect on the local community. We believe children and young adults deserve all the help they can get.” The Honda School of Dreams was a fantastic opportunity for all of the Whittlesey schools and Duke of Bedford Primary School in Thorney to work together to raise the aspirations of the young people in the community. The 2-day event was great fun and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who took part. We also hope to work with Marshall Honda in Peterborough again in the future as part of our Careers programme” For further information about the programme please visit www.schoolofdreams.co.uk Photographed above: Students from Sir Harry Smith Community College, Park Lane Primary School, Alderman Jacobs Primary School, Duke of Bedford’s Primary School and New Road Primary School with Brian Warwick, Business Manager, Marshall Honda, Peterborough and on right, left Angela Curtis (dark hair), Careers Co-Ordinator, Sir Harry Smith Community College and to far right, Amy Wilson, Economic Development Officer, Fenland District Council.

POLICING YOUR AREA January has been a interesting month seeing my first Straw Bear Festival. It was a well attended event and great to see Whittlesey full of people all ages enjoying themselves.From a policing perspective we saw very few incidents over the whole festival period, this is a credit to all those that organised events both through the day, and night. It’s still pleasing to see that burglary in the area remains low, partly due to the teams patrols and public awareness. We have however had a slight increase in theft of motor vehicles. Two cars being stolen from driveways overnight. There is no pattern to this offending but my team are fully aware and are patroling the area with this in mind and are stopping and searching persons when lawful to

by Geographic Sergeant of Whittlesey and surrounding villages Paul Harris

do so. If you see a person or persons acting out of character then please do call us. Speed watch has been completed through the town and schools patrolled over peak times, looking at Parking issues. Shoplifters have been dealt with through restorative justice and persons arrested whom have assualted others. Ian, our Police Community Support Officer has also been busy giving various talks to schools and visiting vulnerable victims of crime, whilst also patroling the town dealing with a variety of issues, including parking, littering and neighbourhood disputes. This is just a little flavour of what your local team has done, and will continue to do, over the coming year!

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Whittlesey Cycles Your local cycle shop for: Cycle and Accessory sales, Repairs & Servicing. We stock a large range of road, hybrid, mountain, family and folding bikes from Giant, Claud-Butler, Raleigh, Dahon and others. Call in to see our new range of cycling shoes For more information contact us today: 25, Market Street, Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, PE7 1AP Site: www.whittleseycycleshop.co.uk Email: whittleseycycles@btinternet.com Phone: 01733 203159

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Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, ashe battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that New opening times: Sun-Thu 12-8pm & Fri-Sat 12-9pm predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s Thor and Marvel’s The Avengers, Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos, but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith We are now open 12-8pm Sunday returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an FEBRUARY RELEASES enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must • CAPTAIN PHILLIPS • ABOUT TIME embarkon on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one • ONE CHANCE • PRISONERS • CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE • FILTH that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice OF MEATBALLS 2 everything to save us all. And so begins the latest American superhero film featuring one of Marvel Comics much-loved character, Thor. This is the second film featuring the character by the Marvel Studios, and 28/02/2014 was directed by Alan Taylor, featuring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Ray Stevenson to name just a few. Thor is the kind of film which entertains you from the outset - with amusing lines and a likeable hero, it’s hard not to watch without a big smile on your face, and that’s without mentioning the big finale, which involves Hemsworth and Eccleston pursuing each other through multiple dimensions which is thrilling to watch, if a little confusing. You come to a Marvel Comic inspired film with a certain set of expectations, and Thor: The Dark World will not leave you wanting - and it’s a perfect pick-me-up for those winter nights in.

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LOCAL NEWS IN YOUR AREA

Patients Participation Group (PPG) Educational Talks The PPG has decided to hold informal informative educational talks for local residents; the first one is scheduled to take place on

Wednesday 12 February 2014 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the New Queen Street Surgery. This talk will be about Diabetes and Diet and is not earmarked just for those people who are Diabetic. Anyone who cares for a diabetic or who is interested is welcome to attend. The second talk will be led by the Carers Trust – Cambridgeshire Crossroads Carer Service a useful talk and service for anyone who is a carer. This will be held on Friday 28 March 2014 at 2 p.m. at The Surgery. Spaces are limited. Please book your place by emailing the Practice Manager at helena. papworth@nhs.net or by telephoning Ann (PPG Secretary) on 01733 208215. We look forward to seeing you. The Practice is delighted to announce that monies donated from patients together with a very kind donation from the PPG following the successful cake sales at last year’s flu clinics

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have been joined together to purchase a waiting room Blood Pressure monitor which will benefit ALL New Queen Street Patients. You will see this in the waiting room soon following a press launch.

The next meeting of the PPG is scheduled for Monday 24 February 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Surgery.

Record year for donations The Christmas Lights in Arnold's Lane were switched on for the Straw Bear Festival again this year raising £156.31 which when added to the donations raised over the Christmas period brought the total amount raised to a record £4,612.32. The cause was helped by Sarah Taylor, Personal Banker at Barclays in Whittlesey who provided prizes and arranged a Tombola in the branch to raise money for the charity 'Children with Cancer UK', £505 was raised and Barclays matched this amount. Sarah is seen with colleagues David Luban, Sharon Greenwood and Emma Brown presenting a cheque for £1,010 to John and Gina Ferridge who give huge pleasure to many with their Christmas Lights display in Arnold's Lane.

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Small, professional salon at home for those who prefer a more quiet and personal appointment. For ladies, gents and children at a very reasonable rate. New and Improved Brazilian Keratin Straightening Treatment Call Sara: 01733 205136 or 07976 222821 Email: cook1uz@btinternet.com

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Although the cost of a roller garage door will be higher than a standard up and over door, these types of doors offer better security. We can also offer a range of doors that are Police and Insurance approved and are tested to burglary resistant standards - by using this range research has indicated that burglar and car crime can be reduced by up to 50% and criminal damage by 25%.

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Residential Automated entrance gates When you are looking at your home security you might find that automated entrance gates are an option.

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As well as being aesthetically pleasing gates offer an ideal way to make your home safer by preventing unwanted people entering your property. This type of security can give you more control by enabling you to operate them from inside your home with the help of a camera and automatic entry system.

From a simple, traditional service to a modern celebration, we provide local families with support and advice when they need it most.

Commercial/Retail Security

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“Crime costs businesses £19 billion annually” British Chamber of Commerce. When considering security for your business there are a whole range of options from industrial roller shutters for industrial units or farm buildings, to

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Your rubbish is our business • Peterborough’s local skip hire company • Same day service available • Fast and reliable • Special rates for our local neighbours • Complete range of containers • Registered Waste Carrier with 100 years of experience • Licensed Recycling Facility • Prices starting at £75

Tel: 01733 204082 Biffa Waste Services Fenland District Industrial Estate, Station Road, Whittlesey, Peterborough, PE7 2EY

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That Handyman

Trev

Ramsey Golf & Bowles Club

You know them small jobs that builders are not interested in doing because they don't make a mint or those niggly little jobs that never get done because you may not have either the skills, tools or time.

Membership Available

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3. 1. Make a list of those little jobs you need sorting. 2. Phone Trev on 07504 205 007 3. A short while later ......jobs sorted.

No call out charge Spring Is here

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Garden

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Plumbing

Leaking taps and pipes...sorted, washing machines, dish washers and taps installed, sinks, toilets and bathrooms fitted, get that annoying wobbly wc seat sorted. Waste pipes unblocked.

l’ll take all thet stuff away

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No job too small...but some too big

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Carpentry Get those wobbly shelves sorted. Doors fitted/hung/adjusted to fit/work properly. Locks and door furniture fitted. Kitchen & bedroom units repaired, adjusted and fitted. Electrical

Replacement of light fittings ,switches and power sockets to existing position.

Computer Problems ???

Please Contact The Office on 01487 812600

SORTED!!!

Other stuff Laminate and wood flooring fitted. Painting and decorating. Dry walling.Tiling of walls and floors. Tiles replaced. Unfinished DIY projects you just have not got the time to do. Why not let me have a look at it. Flat pack furniture. Do you find it frustrating? Always got bits left over? Cant find that Allen key!!! Let me assemble and install where required. Pictures and mirrors hung. Blinds, curtain rails and poles fitted. Lofts/attics insulated and boarded. Loft ladders installed. 60

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Check it out.

admin@ramseyclub.co.uk Or the Professional on 01487 813022 Stuart.scott7@btconnect.com


That Handyman

Trev

Ramsey Golf & Bowles Club

You know them small jobs that builders are not interested in doing because they don't make a mint or those niggly little jobs that never get done because you may not have either the skills, tools or time.

Membership Available

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3. 1. Make a list of those little jobs you need sorting. 2. Phone Trev on 07504 205 007 3. A short while later ......jobs sorted.

No call out charge Spring Is here

GA BA R

IN

Clear out that scrap

Clearance

Houses and Scrap Cleared get your space back!!

Garden

Lawns cut. Tree surgery. Landscaping. Fencing :- Fences repaired replaced or installed. Panelling, feather board and palisade. Gates repaired, replaced or installed. Decking Installed and maintained. Patios laid, cleaned and re-sanded. Sheds repaired and roofs re-felted. Rubbish, get that messy garden cleared of rubbish. Water Butts Installed. Gutters cleared.

Plumbing

Leaking taps and pipes...sorted, washing machines, dish washers and taps installed, sinks, toilets and bathrooms fitted, get that annoying wobbly wc seat sorted. Waste pipes unblocked.

l’ll take all thet stuff away

Cut out and keep

No job too small...but some too big

Partners & Age Group Offers Available. ! Weekend Societies Now Accepted. ! Please contact the below for more information and deals.

Carpentry Get those wobbly shelves sorted. Doors fitted/hung/adjusted to fit/work properly. Locks and door furniture fitted. Kitchen & bedroom units repaired, adjusted and fitted. Electrical

Replacement of light fittings ,switches and power sockets to existing position.

Computer Problems ???

Please Contact The Office on 01487 812600

SORTED!!!

Other stuff Laminate and wood flooring fitted. Painting and decorating. Dry walling.Tiling of walls and floors. Tiles replaced. Unfinished DIY projects you just have not got the time to do. Why not let me have a look at it. Flat pack furniture. Do you find it frustrating? Always got bits left over? Cant find that Allen key!!! Let me assemble and install where required.

admin@ramseyclub.co.uk Or the Professional on 01487 813022 Stuart.scott7@btconnect.com

Pictures and mirrors hung. Blinds, curtain rails and poles fitted. Lofts/attics insulated and boarded. Loft ladders installed.

www.thathandyman.me

Check it out.

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Fireplace and Stove Specialist Fireplace and Stove Specialist Multi-Fuel and Wood Burning Stoves Multi-Fuel and Wood Burning Stoves Range Cookers and Flue Systems Range Cookers and Flue Systems Fireplaces, Gas and Electric Fires Fireplaces, Gas and Electric Fires Hand Crafted Stone Fireplaces Hand Crafted Stone Fireplaces Established family run business experienced inEstablished offering a family run business experienced in offering a complete package from survey through to design complete and package from survey through to design and installation with our fully qualified team. installation with our fully qualified team. Visit us at our diverse showroom where we have Visitanusextensive at our diverse showroom where we have an extensive range of fires and fireplaces on display range of fires and fireplaces on display

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We promise you the warmest of welcomes! Please note that our showrooms and office will be close at 2.00pm on Saturday 15th February 2014 and will re-open on TUESDAY 25th February 2014 at 9.00am. The image shows the Chesney’s Salisbury 8 Series

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Fireplace and Stove Specialist Fireplace and Stove Specialist Multi-Fuel and Wood Burning Stoves Multi-Fuel and Wood Burning Stoves Range Cookers and Flue Systems Range Cookers and Flue Systems Fireplaces, Gas and Electric Fires Fireplaces, Gas and Electric Fires Hand Crafted Stone Fireplaces Hand Crafted Stone Fireplaces Registered Charity Number: 1019345

Established family run business experienced inEstablished offering a family run business experienced in offering a complete package from survey through to design complete and package from survey through to design and installation with our fully qualified team. installation with our fully qualified team. Visit us at our diverse showroom where we have Visitanusextensive at our diverse showroom where we have an extensive range of fires and fireplaces on display range of fires and fireplaces on display

We promise you the warmest of welcomes! We promise you the warmest of welcomes!

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Multi-Fuel and Wood Burning Stoves Range Cookers and Flue Systems Opening Times: Opening Times: Fireplaces, Gas and Electric Fires Mon – Fri 9am-1pm Mon – Fri 9am-1pm & 2pm-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm 2pm-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm Hand Crafted Stone& Fireplaces

Den building on Forest Thursday

Ofsted overall rating “Good”

Ofsted said ‘Partnerships with parents and carers are outstanding’ Parents feel ‘staff are caring and approachable’ (23rd March 2011)

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We promise you the warmest of welcomes! Please note that our showrooms and office will be close at 2.00pm on Saturday 15th February 2014 and will re-open on TUESDAY 25th February 2014 at 9.00am. The image shows the Chesney’s Salisbury 8 Series

37 Market Street, Whittlesey, Peterborough, Cambs, PE7 1BA Tel/Fax 01733 202220 Email: aspectfires@aol.com Opening Times: Mon – Fri: 9am-1pm & 2pm-5pm Sat: 10am-2pm CLOSED Thursdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays

This picture shows the Charnwood CT Cookstove’

This picture shows As CT we are a family run business, we would the Charnwood kindly request that you phone our office and Cookstove’

Charnwood Premier Dealers.

Charnwood special Premier Dealers.

check that we are open before making a journey to our showrooms - Thank you.

www.aspectfires.co.uk www.aspectfires.co.uk

www.aspectfires.co.uk

Stockists of Charnwood Stockists of: Aga | Charnwood | Chesney’s || Esse | Yeoman and many more…

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