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Introduction

Welcome to Your June Issue.

When I was young, I was always quite a sporty person. I enjoyed playing all types of sport; football, cricket, rugby, athletics, tennis, you name it I liked playing it. As I got a bit older, I started to take up running. Every other day I would do six miles. I really enjoyed it. Stomping along on my own in my own world. Then something terrible happened. I got bored. Bored with the routine of running and annoyed with the fact that after peaking at around 40 minutes for the six miles I was never going to get any faster. It was then that the new Andy took over. It was actually really enjoyable to put my feet up or go out with my mates to have a drink (and fag) instead of pounding the streets. Now that has also changed... I just love walking, with or without the family dog. And as for football, cricket, rugby, athletics and tennis? Well you can usually watch it on the TV...

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Inside Highlights

4..................Jim Saunders Father’s Day Interview 5..................Father’s Day Competition

8..................Suzanne Knowles: Free Your Mind 14................March Podiatry

20-21.......Community Matters

22...............Curtin & Co: Message to Residents 25...............Zero Dry Time

27...............Access 4 Lofts

28...............Consumer Advice

31................Morris Softeners Ltd 32................Steve Barclay MP

The great British weather has been showing its true colours in recent weeks. One minute sunshine, the next rain. The unpredictability is... well predictable! With the changing weather comes the changing clothes. What to wear? To go out in summer attire or cover up just in case that blue sky suddenly changes to a mass of dark rainclouds? Yes, you can never take the British weather for granted, but isn’t it just nice to have more daylight hours, when come rain or shine the days seem longer with more opportunities to get out of the house and enjoy life outdoors. This month is also the time to pay tribute to the man in your life – your father. Yes, June 16th is Father’s Day, a day when sons and daughters of all ages pay tribute to their Dad. Of course, that comes with the problem of what to buy your Dad, but just remember if you can’t afford a present... just tell them you love them…

40-41.......The GoodLife Lodge Company

42...............Legal Advice from Fraser Dawbarns 45...............Finance with Eamonn Dorling 46...............Mayor’s Duck Race Report

48..............Whittlesey Cycling Clubs Spotlight 52...............Charity Matters

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60...............The Local Music Scene

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64...............Church Matters 66...............Whittlesey Vets Publisher - Claire Saberton: Sales – Catherine Healy: 01778 421427 | 07837 499061 07879 478448 sales@discoveringmagazines.co.uk catherine@discoveringmagazines.co.uk Editor – Andy Hurst: editor.whittlesea@discoveringmagazines.co.uk Sales - Paula Peake: 07903 776211 | marketing.discoveringmagazines@gmail.com Ops Director – Andy Armstrong: 01733 200609 | 07780 922214 Design – Sarah Gumbley | Emma Gunner | Rob Harradine Accounts – Cheryl Jakes: 01733 686255 | accounts@discoveringmagazines.co.uk

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The Fatherʼs Day Interview with Jim Saunders Father-of-two Jim Saunders is well known in the Whittlesey area and is the current president of the town’s Rotary Club who helped organise the recent Whittlesey Rotary Charity Beer Festival. A former Chair of Governors of New Road Primary School, he moved to the town twenty years ago when he set up a local branch of Hugh Crane (Cleaning Equipment) Ltd which he manages. Jim, who grew up in West Drayton, is married to Sandra, and has two daughters, Megan (23) and Rhianne (21), who were educated in Whittlesey before attending Lincoln and Sheffield Universities respectively.

What was the most important advice your father gave you? Don’t get caught!! Only joking, his advice was that if you worked as hard as you can you will always be rewarded well and recognised for it. I found that it was not always that simple, as you also needed a bit of luck, but that is something you can also make yourself.

What key advice do you feel you have given your own children? Believe in your own ability and never give up. If you fail in a task or get something wrong, learn from it and try again.

Whilst growing up what challenges did you pose for your father? Being an engineer at heart, I was always fascinated as to how everyday items worked. I was always dismantling bicycles, small electrical appliances, eventually moving up to washing machines and even old television sets. 4

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What are the biggest challenges youʼre facing or will face with your own child/children? They are both nearing the end of their university education and it is time for them to venture into the world. I find it important to support them as much as I can in whatever direction they wish to go and encourage them to always give their best efforts.

Would you like to see your own child/children follow in your footsteps? We have always told our girls that the world is their oyster and to look further afield than where they grew up. To follow their dreams and to grasp opportunities and experiences with both hands, and most importantly to have no regrets.

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How To Overcome Irrational, Emotional, Negative Thinking Patterns It is the fundamental things in life which are paramount to our true happiness; the warmth of the sun, fresh air, good harmony, good food, strong energy from those around us. When it boils down to it, these are the things that are healthy to our well-being – most of the other things that concern us are really not important, if we had only tomorrow to live, the little things will become the most important things for us to fill those precious moments with.

Experts estimate that the mind thinks between 60,000-80,000 thoughts a day. That is an average of 2500-3300 thoughts per hour. The majority of the time these thoughts are fleeting and flitter in and out of our consciousness without a ‘second thought’. Our minds are able to filter our thoughts so that only those important ones are actually retained by us. Negative thinking patterns, however, where these thoughts become distorted and the potential outcomes can be catastrophised can repeatedly damage our mental well-being. They can make us feel anxious, depressed or develop conditions such as OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and other mental and physical health problems. The events and situations that people encounter throughout life are only one piece of the puzzle. In order to understand the impact of such events, I believe it is also essential to look at the beliefs people hold about these experiences as well as the emotions that arise as a result of those beliefs: The most common irrational beliefs include: • The feeling that a person has no control over their own happiness, and that this is totally reliant on external environment or other people; • The belief that they must be 100 percent successful and efficient at all that they do to be able to feel valued and worthwhile;

• The feelings that avoiding life’s difficulties or challenges will make them feel happier; • Being ultra-sensitive to other people’s errors or misconduct and taking responsibility for the results. By using short term therapy such as CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) I hope to help my clients overcome irrational, emotional, negative thinking patterns in order to overcome psychological problems and mental distress. CBT is a talking therapy that can help my clients to manage their problems by changing the way that they think and behave. It looks at how their thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect the way that they feel and behave. We look at ways to change how they feel and respond to situations. This process looks at the here and now and enables them to change their approach and behaviour moving forward. The nature of CBT and the practice of ‘goal setting’ allows my clients to continue their own therapy outside of our therapy sessions. So, we discuss homework tasks that allow them to feel involved in their own recovery and able to take control of the outcomes. These homework tasks range from reading self-help material to conducting behavioural experiments by monitoring their actions and outcomes. I encourage my clients to recognise and have a clear understanding of the direction of the therapy and what they can achieve. CBT is a very structured therapy which requires collaboration between you as the client and me as the therapist so that only those important ones are actually retained by us.

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WHITTLESEY FESTIVAL – YOUR CHANCE TO GET INVOLVED

Plans for The Whittlesey Festival on Sunday, September 8th are well under way and organisers are busy planning for the big day. The festival, being held from 10am-4pm, is now in its 12th year and gets bigger and better each time which means the challenge to the committee members is to deliver an event that builds on previous years, to make it a memorable day out for people of all ages. There is a full programme of music, entertainment, dance, stalls, attractions, classic cars and much more, which takes place on the Market Square, Broad Street and The Church Yard Green so there is something to suit everyone. Back by popular demand this year will be the land train, which you can catch near to Heron Foods in High Causeway. Why not take the weight off your feet and let it transport you to the other end of the Causeway for you to enjoy the rest of the festival? The festival starts off with a parade from the Whittlesey Christian Church in Broad Street at approximately 10am and winds its way through Market Street, High Causeway, Blunts Lane, Grosvenor Road coming back to the Market Square ready for the official opening by the Mayor of Whittlesey. There is always a vibrant carnival atmosphere with cheering crowds lining the parade route. If you would like your community group to take part then please contact the organisers. Volunteers are always needed to help with stewarding on the day so if you are over 16 years of age (with parent or carer’s permission if applicable) the organisers urge you to get in touch. Stalls are going fast so to avoid disappointment please contact Fenland District Council by emailing marketsandevents@fenland.gov.uk or telephone 01354 654321. If you would like to advertise in the festival programme, please contact Marija on 01733 752093 or email admin@whittlesey.cc. Sponsorship packages are also available. For more information on how you or your group can get involved please contact Brian Smithyman on 01733 752093; email: brians@whittlesey.cc or call Jenny Parker on 01733 351005. 20

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COUNCILLORS SAY THANK YOU… Whittlesey Conservative councillors have thanked the public for voting for them to serve the community for the next four years. The councillors are: Bassenhally ward – Chris Boden, Kay Mayor and Gary Munns; Coates, Eastrea, Turves & Pondersbridge ward, Alex Miscandlon and Ray Whitwell; Lattersery ward, Alan Bristow and David Davies; St Andrew & St Mary North ward, David Mason and Julie Windle; and Stonald ward, Dee Laws and Victoria Lang-Whiston. All contact details are available on the Whittlesey Town Council website – www.whittleseytc.com The councillors pledge to do their best to serve everyone, irrespective of political persuasion, and Whittlesey. Meanwhile, the Whittlesey branch of the North East Cambridgeshire Conservative Association will be holding an afternoon tea on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 at Rose Cottage, Paradise Lane, Whittlesey between 4pm-6pm by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Alan Hobbs. Tickets are £10 per head and are available from Julie Windle, Tel: 204445, or Kay Mayor, Tel: 204944

AUGUST DEADLINE FOR GRANTS Cambridgeshire Community Foundation is a charity which provides grants to community/voluntary organisations across Cambridgeshire. It runs the Burnthouse Farm Wind Farm Community Fund, which offers grants between £250-£6000 to organisations who are planning to undertake charitable projects in the parishes of Benwick, Coates, Doddington, Eastrea, March, Turves, Wimblington and Whittlesey. The fund is ‘run’ twice a year and the next deadline is August 1st, 2019. Please see www.cambscf.org. uk/burnthouse.html for further details.

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MOTORCYCLE SHOW ROARS INTO ACTION Whittlesea Motorcycle Club will be staging its Show on the Green in Coates next month.

COUNCILLOR SURGERIES ARE NORMALLY HELD IN GROSVENOR HOUSE FROM 9.30AM TO 10.30AM ON THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH THROUGHOUT 2019.

However, please note there will NOT be any Surgeries in June. If you have any matters of concern and wish to discuss with a Councillor, then your Councillor can be found at www.whittleseytc.com

We are pleased to let you know that the next meeting of the Business Forum will be on Wednesday, June 26th at The Falcon Hotel, Whittlesey, 6pm for 6.30pm start. Guest speaker to be announced. See you on the 26th. Chair Joe Jennings

The free event, on Sunday, July 28th, will be held on The Green outside The Vine pub, and will include classic and modern motorbikes, trade stands and a tombola. Teas and coffee will be available as will barbecued burgers. The Whittlesea Motorcycle Club meets every other Tuesday from 7.30pm at The Vine. All makes of bikes welcome. For details of the next meeting go to Facebook ‘Whittlesea Motorcycle Club’.

CENTENARY CRICKET MATCH Whittlesey residents who went to school in March may be interested in a cricket match being held in March this month to mark one held one hundred years ago to raise funds to purchase a memorial in memory of school pupils and staff who died in World War One. This month’s match between a team from March and the prestigious Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) will take place at March Town Cricket Club on June 28th, 2019. In July 1919 a match was organised between the ‘March Grammar School Old Boys’ and the masters and boys of the school to raise funds; an event which marked the beginning of March Grammar School Old Boys Association, now known as the Neale-Wade Association. The Cambridgeshire Times reported on July 4th, 1919: ‘An interesting cricket match has been arranged to take place on Tuesday next at 11 o’clock on the Grammar School field between teams representing the newly formed Grammar School Old Boys Association (Captained by W Nurse) and masters and boys of the School. A collection will be taken during the interval, the proceeds of which will be devoted to the proposed Old Boys’ war memorial.’ Neale-Wade Association secretary John Phythian said: “Today, that plaque hangs in the Hewitt Hall at the Neale-Wade Academy and displays the names of former pupils and staff who died during the Great War. Alongside the WWI plaque is a further plaque dedicated to those who lost their lives in the WWII and one honouring Corporal Lee Scott, an ex-Neale-Wade pupil and a member of the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment, who was killed in Afghanistan on July 10th, 2009.” He said ex-pupils of the Neale-Wade and March Grammar School, many of whom came from Whittlesey, plus teachers, friends and others are all welcome to come along and be part of this historic day which will end with a buffet. For further information email info@nealewade.org or visit website www.nealewade.org

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We want to make sure Cambridgeshire residents are aware of exactly what goes on at the plant and how EfW fits into a wider strategy, so we thought we would provide some information and ways for you to find out more. The majority of Amey’s work at Waterbeach is related to recycling and recovering value from waste, as well as disposing of what’s left over. We do this in a number of ways, such as: processing waste to identify recyclable material; processing compostable waste to create soil conditioner; and reducing the bulk and weight of material going to landfill. Waterbeach is the sensible location for a future EfW facility as it is already home to a state-of-the-art materials recycling facility and already deals with the waste from across Cambridgeshire. Without a new EfW facility, waste will continue going to landfill – something that everyone is keen to see eliminated. The existing landfill site at Waterbeach can only last another 10-15 years. After that new sites will need to be found elsewhere in Cambridgeshire. Similarly, if EfW is not provided at Waterbeach, sites will be sought elsewhere in the county. 22

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A new Energy from Waste facility would take residual waste processed through mechanical and biological treatment and burn it at an extremely high temperature to create clean, safe energy – potentially enough electricity to power 63,000 homes. Amey are also looking to the potential for providing heat for the homes at the new development at Waterbeach. Compared to landfill, EfW could deliver an annual reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of over 35,000 tonnes and reduce the amount that the council have to pay every year in landfill taxes – money that could be spent on schools, healthcare, and other local services. Amey also contribute to local good causes through the Amey Community Fund; to date over £5.5m has gone back into community groups and good causes across Cambridgeshire. If you would like to learn more about the proposals or are interested in the community fund, please visit our website at www.waterbeachwastemanagementpark.co.uk

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The new facilities are great and part of a wider transformation of the hospital site. It provides vastly improved clinical areas and privacy for patients, and a welcoming environment with feature walls and murals.

outpatient accommodation and main entrance, waiting area and cafeteria open in 2020. Both as a Health Minister and as a local MP I have continually worked to deliver more health services locally, and it is great to see the progress being made and the positive impact this is having for staff and patients. 

The feedback from staff and patients has been really positive, with one patient commenting how much it helps with their recovery to access the new facilities. The new Community Midwifery Hub is providing antenatal and postnatal care in one area, saving the need to go upstairs as was the case in the previous location. This is only the first phase of redevelopment with future work including the community dental services which move in later this year, and the new

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Why Do I Need To Make A Will? BY JAMES DAVIES, SOLICITOR

The amount of people who do not have a will is increasing. In 2018 it was reported that 60 percent of UK adults had not yet made one, however it is one of the most important documents you can make. Without a will you can’t ensure that you pass your assets on to the people you most want to benefit after you die. If you die intestate (without a will), there are statutory rules that govern what will happen to your assets. If your estate is subject to intestacy rules, your assets will very likely not be divided in the way you would have chosen. You may not have made a will because you have heard that your estate automatically passes to your spouse or civil partner, but this is not necessarily the case. If you leave behind a spouse and children, your spouse will receive the first £250,000 from your estate, your personal possessions and half of your remaining assets. The remaining half will be divided between your children. Children would include your biological and adopted children, but not step-children. This can create problems if your main asset is a property worth more than £250,000 and someone lives in it or if you want to include step-children. If your estate is valued below £250,000, it will pass to your spouse in its entirety. This can also cause problems if you have been married before and have children from a previous marriage. The children from your previous marriage may not inherit anything if your new spouse dies without making a will or leaves their estate to other beneficiaries and excludes the children from your first marriage. The law does not recognise a common law husband or wife, so it is especially important to

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Why Not Invest In A Second Property? by Eamonn Dorling

The first consideration is whether you can afford to hold an investment in property, or will you need to borrow funds. If borrowing is involved (whether this is against the intended second investment or on the property you already live in) it could mean that the project might need to deliver more profit than it can provide. If borrowing is not required, the profit earned needs to be as good or better than an alternative arrangement after all the charges and taxes have been allowed for, for example an Individual Savings Account (ISA) a pension or an investment bond. Investment in property can ‘over expose’ your investment portfolio to bricks and mortar (as property has become known). There are traditionally four underlying investment categories: equity, property, bonds and cash. Having more than about 10-15 percent of your assets in property would normally be considered high risk because property values and incomes can fall as well as rise; property can also be difficult to sell at times of falling values. If this happens at the same time that you need access to funds your plans might have to be put on hold. In the past, holding property had been considered tax efficient and virtually risk free. The reality now, however, is that financial benefits have been eroded with exposure to Capital Gains Tax, Income Tax, VAT and Stamp Duty Land Tax. With ever increasing legislation to comply with, ranging from tenants’ rights, health

and safety, tighter building regulations, energy efficiency standards and more – it can make the property venture less profitable and more time consuming than anticipated. Meanwhile ISA and pension investments have become easier to understand, more flexible in terms of access and potentially more profitable with transparent charges and taxation. Therefore, the leading question might be turned around to ask: ‘Why invest in property?’ If you are considering an investment – consider your options carefully with a qualified independent financial adviser who will explore the options with you and consider where it fits in to your personal circumstances and timescale.

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THE MAYOR’S DUCK RACE Report...

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n Bank Holiday Monday, April 22nd crowds gathered along Briggate to witness the annual spectacle of the Mayor’s Duck Race.

At 1pm the trainers and support teams started to arrive to set up race headquarters and begin the task of exercising and marshalling the ducks into their starting pens (builders’ bags actually). Whilst ‘Whit’ the duck carefully marshalled by Jenny Parker carefully inspected the course (from dry land of course) encouraging the gathering throng to purchase a ride on the few remaining ducks. Mayor Julie Windle thanked the spectators for their support and gave details of this year’s charities – The Alzheimer’s Society & the Young Persons Counselling Service. All 1000 ducks were sponsored very quickly and the race starter and commentator Robert Windle with roving microphone in hand brought the ducks under starter's orders. With the local branch of St John’s Ambulance standing by with tiny flotation collars and splints positioned along the course, the countdown began. With all the ducks falling at the start (actually dropped into the bower) they quickly recovered to begin their paddle to the finish. Paddle is a term used to describe the jet of water delivered by the local easement and encouragement team, aka the Fire Brigade whose service is invaluable to assist 46

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the somewhat dazed little plastic ducks, feeling by now somewhat out of their depth. Passing Squeakers' Brook at a leisurely pace the infamous Canal Turn loomed up fast, complete with its overhanging greenery to snag the unwary stray. As the heavens opened from above surprisingly on such a hot day – a fireman on the bridge giving additional encouragement – the excitement grew as numbers 444 and 500 made a break for the line only to be swallowed up by the following group. The last six inches to the stake boats was a closely splashed thing with a photo finish on the line. After deliberation the Town Clerk adjudicated following consultation with the VAR referee and formally recorded the result. As always, many thanks to the support team, ticket sales, duck catcher general Andrew Roddham, First Aid team, Fire Brigade, Street Pride and sponsors – oh and finally the ducks! Results: 1st place £50, no. 648, Sue Taylor; 2nd £25, no. 789, Christine Buckler; and 3rd £10, no. 823, Pauline Richards. Special Golden Egg Prize, no. 893, Cailin Passmore. JUNE 2019


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Whittlesey itself hosts a number of groups who regularly pedal off for runs of varying lengths and durations, – often starting at six or seven o’clock on a Saturday or Sunday morning. The Whittlesea Wheelers has evolved over about three years from a group of workmates and friends who thought that it would be a good idea to go off on their bikes on Saturday mornings to a membership now in excess of 100, with colourful kit emblazoned with the names of local company sponsors. The group organises rides twice a week on Saturdays and Monday evenings, often covering between 40 and 60 miles on a Saturday and 18 to 30 on a Monday, depending on the weather conditions. The Whittlesey Cycling Group was set up by Tom Moore two years ago who, new to the area and looking for friends to ride with, put the word around on social media. It now numbers 68 members, male and female, from 18 to 50. It organises rides on

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Sundays and sometimes midweek, and also has a group who go out on mountain bikes using farm tracks and greenways to enjoy 'off road' routes. All abilities are catered for, with beginners being encouraged, a jaunt along the Nene to Ferry Meadows and back being very popular. Both groups organise circular routes using side roads that often feature a tea shop with a good stock of cakes at the half way point or as a 'fuel' stop on the return leg. It's all about enjoyment and when more than 1000 calories can be burned off, what is a cake here or there? Members of both groups participate in events like the Tour of Cambridge and the prestigious London/Surrey ride, and charity rides, the British Heart Foundation London to Brighton for instance. It is recognised that cycling is a healthy pursuit, helping in weight loss, and beneficial for those suffering mental trauma or addiction, but there are also simple pleasures to enjoy. The scents of the countryside, for example hawthorn, cow parsley, oil seed rape, or even 'muck spreading'. Along with the sound of tyres humming on the tarmac, there are the varied sounds of birdsong to enjoy, or the sound of a tractor working a field. Both groups have pages on Facebook, where a lot more information is available. To contact Whittlesey Cycling Group, contact Tom Moore on 07932 766874.

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We’ve loved every moment fundraising for EACH over the past two years.”

A BIG THANK YOU TO VOLUNTEERS & FUNDRAISERS Hundreds of volunteers from across Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and North Essex have enjoyed games, a fun photoshoot, luxury raffle and more at a ‘thank you day’ in their honour. East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) hosted the event at Culford School in Bury St Edmunds as a way of recognising the efforts of more than 1400 people who help the organisation across its shops, at its fundraising events and offices, its hospices, and even in the homes of families receiving the charity’s support.

Emily Rose, EACH corporate fundraising assistant, said: “We’re thrilled to have had the support of Ridgeons across East Anglia. They’ve been a fantastic partner to work with and the amazing amount they’ve raised will make such a difference to the families we offer care and support. We’re so grateful to have had such a successful partnership.” EACH cares for hundreds of children and young people with life-threatening conditions across the region, and supports their families. It costs the charity £16,800 a day to run its service. For more information, go to www.each.org.uk Top: Volunteers at the ‘thank you day’ Below: Top from left, EACH’s Graham Butland and Emily Rose, Ridgeons’ Ian Northen, Lauren Allatson, Laura Mackay and Hannah Rudge, and, below, EACH’s Lottie Driver

The day saw 30 volunteers given awards for service over periods of five, 10, 15 and 20 years, with a further 78 such awards posted to volunteers unable to make it, before closing with a raffle that featured bottles of bubbly and a range of luxury goodies. Hannah Diaper, EACH volunteer services and development manager, said: “Our volunteers are at the heart of what we do, enabling us to reach more families than we could possibly achieve without their support. We couldn’t do it without them and it’s really important we show them that’s the case.” Meanwhile, a fantastic two years of fundraising by Ridgeons has resulted in a bumper donation of £51,253.78 for EACH. Staff from the builders’ merchants have taken part in a sponsored leg wax, head shave and skydive, Christmas jumper and dress-down days, running and cycling challenges, held in-store collections, raffles and more. Some staff also went beyond fundraising by taking part in Bag It, Bring It, Boost It, EACH’s donation drive to boost its shops, and volunteering at EACH events. Ian Northen, Ridgeons CEO, said: “I just want to say a huge thank you to all our colleagues and customers for helping to support this amazing charity. We’re so proud of the amount we’ve reached and the difference that money will make. 52

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AGE UK LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS IN WHITTLESEY Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough volunteer organiser Mrs Dee Potter is looking to recruit volunteers in the Whittlesey and Wisbech area for its Sharing Time Scheme. She said: “At present we have clients waiting in both areas to have a volunteer visit them. Support is in the form of regular contact from a fully trained volunteer whose aim is to share their time, friendship and help. Contact is usually once a week either by a visit to the client's home or a telephone call. “People over the age of 65, who live alone, are referred to our scheme as they are feeling lonely and isolated and are not getting very much social contact.” For more details, please contact Mrs Potter on 01354 691898. JUNE 2019


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June 2019 1st Pretty Muddy, Stamford! From 9.45am onwards. Pretty Muddy isn’t like any other fundraising event. It's a muddy obstacle course that everyone, no matter their ability, can take part in! The Race for Life 5k is a series of routes around the country that give people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities the chance to come together and show cancer who's boss. They're not races or runs, and everyone wins the Race for Life (except cancer). 10k (or just over six miles) may sound a little daunting, but it's not when you know you can do it at your own pace. For more information, please visit www.raceforlife. cancerresearchuk.org 1st & 2nd Model Railway Show from 9.30am-4pm, at the Nene Valley Railway and March & District Model Railway Club. Layouts, trade stands, heritage train service, freight and shunting demonstrations, brake van rides. Event prices: Day-rover ticket all day travel including entry to all model railway exhibits. Adults £20, senior £16, children three-16 £10, Under three free, family £50. Wansford Platform including entry to all model railway exhibits only. Adults £5, children £3, family (two adults and up to three children) £15. Brake van rides – local supplement, pay on the day. For more information please contact adminassistant@nvr.org.uk 01780 784444. 1st & 2nd UCI Tour of Cambridgeshire and Cambridgeshire Bike Show at The East of England Arena. Saturday, 8am6pm, Sunday, 7am-7pm. Join us for the second edition of the Cambridgeshire Bike Show, in partnership with Rutland Cycling. 2nd Quiz raising funds for the Alzheimer's Society. 2.30pm registration for a 3pm start at March USC, New Road, March. Contact Jo on 0774 2858094 or JoanneAnderson215@gmail.com for further information on any of the above and donations of raffle prizes welcome. 3rd Open mic with Stacey Loweth at The Bluebell Inn, Werrington, from 8pm. 4th Acoustic night with Graham Cleaver at The Millstone, Barnack, from 8pm. 6th Voodoo acoustic night with David B at Mama Liz’s, Stamford, from 8pm. 7th Southern Steam Fish and Chips at Nene Valley Railway from 7pm-9.30pm. Enjoy a nostalgic evening of steam on board our train hauled by 926 Repton with a good old-fashioned fish and chip supper. Guests will be seated at tables of four (parties fewer than four may be seated with other guests). No dogs are permitted on the dining events except guide/hearing dogs. The train will depart from Wansford Station at 7pm returning at 9.30pm approximately. Book to avoid disappointment. Children must be over 12 years of age. Visit nvr.org.uk/product. php/7/the-jolly-fisherman for moew info. Admission £25pp. 7th & 8th Secret Gin Festival from 7.30pm at The Secret Garden, Mile Tree Lane PE13 4TR. Tickets are £12.50. We have added a Saturday afternoon session. A range of live music, a ridiculous amount of craft gin, plus our favourite 54

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distillers (well some of them) will be in attendance to share their stunning gins with you! Camping pitches are available on site, contact the Secret Garden directly for this www.thesecretgardentouringpark.co.uk For more information contact Stacey - 2boozybirds@gmail.com 0791 9116991. 8th Stealer (classic Rock and Blues band) are performing live at The Nags Head, Eastrea. Please call 01733 203333 for more information. 8th The 21st Peterborough Dragon Boat Festival takes place at Peterborough Rowing Club, Thorpe Meadows, PE3 6LN and more than 40 teams are expected to compete over the 200m racecourse, watched by several thousand spectators. As well as the exciting races, a wide range of bankside entertainment, food stalls, and fun activities guarantee a fabulous day out for all the family! 9th The Fenland Music Centre Association is proud to announce that its Community Orchestra has been invited to play at the annual 'Party in the Park', March at 1pm. The FMCA Community Orchestra will feature local musicians of all ages and abilities and will be performing a well-known selection of 'Music from the Movies', under the baton of Ceri Griffin, head of music, Neale-Wade Academy, March. 11th Songwriters’ evening with Steve Gibbs at The Boat Inn, Whittlesey, from 8pm. 11th Girls Youth Centre from 5pm-7pm. Cooking, sport, quizzes, and craft activities! Run by qualified, female youth workers from Peterborough City Council. For girls aged 1319 years. At The Iqbal Centre, Peterborough. 12th Backroom acoustic open mic at The Angel, Ramsey, with Shaun from 8pm. 13th The Bull at Newborough open mic from 8pm.  14th Whittlesey Folk Club at The Falcon Hotel, Whittlesey, from 8pm.  15th The Heritage Festival returns for 2019, all day in Cathedral Square. Peterborough’s most historic festival comes to life this June, with amazing displays, food & fun for all the family. 15th Midsummer Festival, Craft & Gift Fair from 10am-4pm. Join us in celebrating the joys of summer at Friday Bridge's Tower Hall. Just in time for Father's Day, this is the perfect opportunity to pick up the perfect present for Dad. For more information please contact Victoria Bunting -alromacosmetics@gmail.com 18th Open mic at The Boat Inn, Whittlesey, with Steve and Phil Q from 8.45pm. 22nd The Whittlesey branch of the North East Cambridgeshire Conservative Association will be holding an afternoon tea at Rose Cottage, Paradise Lane, Whittlesey, 4pm-6pm by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Alan Hobbs. Tickets are £10 per head and are available from Julie Windle, Tel: 204445, or Kay Mayor, Tel: 204944

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June 2019 23rd The Fedz and Stevie H live on Whittlesey Market Square from 2pm. 25th Victoria Recorded Screening by the Northern Ballet at The Key Theatre. Northern Ballet’s new biopic brings the sensational story of Queen Victoria to life in dance. Choreographed by Cathy Marston, creator of Northern Ballet’s acclaimed Jane Eyre, original score by Philip Feeney. Approximate running time: 2hrs. £11.50 full price (inc fees) Booking & enquiries: 01733 207239. Email: key. theatre@vivacity.org 26th Backroom acoustic evening at The Angel, Ramsey, from 8pm.  27th Blue Boar open mic with Graham Cleaver from 8pm.  28th Whiskey bar acoustic sessions with The Boatmen, at The Boat from 8pm. 28th Gorefield Primary School is hosting a clairvoyant night with Barbara Price at Gorefield Community Hall, Wolf Lane. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Bar and raffle available. Tickets are £7 and can be bought on the door or call Joanne Clarke on 07840 367841 for advance tickets.  30th Glasshouse acoustic sessions at The Key Theatre from 2.30pm 5.30pm. Featuring Cubans & Cognac, Caitlyn P, Andy Hughes and Tiesha Maria.

Regular Local Events MONDAYS March Ukulele Group at the Rookswood Club, March from 7pm, everyone welcome. TUESDAYS Love to sing? Join Singchronicity, an all-ladies chorus for their weekly meeting at Orton Wistow Community Centre, Orton Wistow, Peterborough, PE2 6XN, every Tuesday 7.30pm-10pm. Contact Tina Overton on 07434 582838 or Deana Foot on 07732 123359, for more information. March And District Amateur Operatic Society. Join us to sing, dance, and act in a musical, pantomime, or concert. Rehearsals at March Community Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7.30pm-9.30pm. New members welcome. Contact us on contactmadaos@gmail.com or find MADAOS on Facebook. Painting group in Eastrea Village Hall. This painting group has been meeting in the Eastrea Village Hall between 1pm and 4pm every Tuesday for five years. The contact details for the group are Sue on 01733 205241. WEDNESDAYS Bingo at Palmer Close, 6.30pm. Call Julie on 03701 924126 for more details. March Can't Sing Choir. Every Wednesday evening at Trinity Hall, March. From 6.30pm-8.30pm. Entrance fee is only £3.50 on the door. All abilities welcome. For more information, please contact Val on 07952 639495.

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See our Facebook page Discovering Whittlesea Magazine for more events and offers. Play Scrabble at Palmer Close on the second Wednesday of each month, 1.45pm. THURSDAYS Tai Chi sessions held at Eastrea Village Hall, 7.30pm-9pm. Beginners most welcome. Part of the Eastern Counties Tai Chi Academy. Contact Jan on 07842 090506 or just turn up. All adults welcome. Whittlesey Concert Band rehearse from 7.45pm-9.15pm at the Methodist/United Reformed Church, Whittlesey. We welcome wind, brass and percussion players of all ages (around Grade 4 standard and above) who would like to join a friendly and dedicated group of wind musicians. Visit whittleseyconcertband.com for further information or contact whittleseycb@gmail.com FRIDAYS Gentle keep-fit class at Coates Public Hall. 10am-11am. £3.50 per session. All welcome. Contact Karen Mucklin for more info on 07516 461438. Giggle and Wiggle Club at Whittlesey Library. Every Friday from 10.30am-11.30am. Rhymetime at Whittlesey Library from 10.30am-11am. Fenland Music Centre Association Orchestras and Ensembles for all ages and abilities. Meets every Friday evening (during school term time), between 6pm and 9pm, at the March Community Centre, 34 Station Road, PE15 8LE. Please see our website for full details: www.fenlandmusiccentre.org.uk SATURDAYS Join walkers, runners and volunteers at the free Whittlesey Parkrun each Saturday starting at 9am at the Manor Fields, Whittlesey. For more info visit www.parkrun.org.uk/ manorfieldwhittlesey, email: manorfieldwhittleseyoffice@ parkrun.com or find us on Facebook. SUNDAYS First Sunday of the month: Jim’s Bingo at the Conservative Club. Doors open at 7pm, eyes down at 7.30pm. Fenland Foragers meet every second Sunday of the month, in the car park for the Nature Reserve, Rings End PE15 0BE, to help preserve the nature reserve. This group includes free forest schooling and bushcraft for children. For more information, please call Hayley on 0796 2337988.

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A) The Alphabetical Quiz – The Letter P

The idea is that all the answers to the following questions begin with the letter P, and follow each other in alphabetical order, as shown in the first two answers given. 1)

What was the artist Picasso’s first name? – Answer: Pablo.

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Which ocean covers the largest surface area? – Answer: Pacific.

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What Spanish dish comprises fish or chicken with vegetables and saffron?

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Which Jimmy, now aged 75, was a founding member of Led Zeppelin?

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What word links a former Liverpool FC manager, a Scottish town and a type of fabric pattern?

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Hannah, Bob, radar and noon are all examples of what?

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What name is given to the Sunday before Easter?

18) What cockney-rhyming-slang term refers to an awful smell/stink?

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Name the fertile lowlands that cover vast areas of Argentina, Uruguay and a part of Brazil?

19) What table includes all of the chemical elements arranged in order of increasing atomic number?

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In Spain, this Saint is venerated as the patron saint of jobs and health; in London it’s a railway station.

20) Scottish football club, St Johnstone, are from which city?

13) Thirty years ago, who lost 18-3 to Steve Davis, the heaviest defeat in a World Snooker Championship Final in modern times? 14) What is the name of leather which has been made glossy by varnishing? 15) Which Saint, whose feast day is on March 17th, is the Patron Saint of Ireland? 16) Which Jonnie is Cambridgeshire’s famous Paralympian gold medallist? 17) Another name given to the northern lapwing, thought to resemble the sound made by this bird.

21) What is the state capital of Arizona? 22) Which famous Spanish artist's career stretched from 1895 to his death in 1973?

10) Who in Greek mythology was the first woman on earth?

23) In what film does Clint Eastwood play a radio DJ stalked by an ex-fan?

11) The Roman city of Lutetia was the predecessor of which European capital city?

24) Which children's author wrote about Peter Rabbit and Tom Kitten?

12) What is the highest law-making assembly of a nation, derived from the French, ‘to talk’?

25) What name is given to the art of making fireworks?

B) Train That Brain!

Take the first number and follow the instructions until you reach the answer. Try it first without pen and paper and don’t even think about a calculator! 1) 7: Square it, + 13, 50% of it, + 8,

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ANSWERS Section A: 3) Paella, 4) Page, 5) Paisley, 6) Palindrome, 7) Palm (Sunday), 8) Pampas, 9) (Saint) Pancras, 10) Pandora, 11) Paris, 12) Parliament, 13) (John) Parrott, 14) Patent (leather),15) Patrick, 16) Peacock, 17) Peewit, 18) Pen-and-ink, 19) Periodic (Table), 20) Perth, 21) Phoenix, 22) Picasso, 23) “Play Misty For Me”, 24) (Beatrix) Potter, 25) Pyrotechnics. Section B: 1) 51, 2) 514, 3) 241. 56

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Bourne Wellhead Park, West Street & Red Hall Gardens • Free Heritage Shuttle Bus between the Market Place and Delaine Bus Museum every 20 minutes • Street Entertainment • Live Music • Fairground Rides • Craft, Charity, Gift & Trade Stalls • Face Painting • Fancy Dress • Street Food • Classic Motor Vehicles • Stalls galore & so much more

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ANNUAL FETE/CAR BOOT SALE Saturday 20th July, Gates open at 1pm in Falcon Lane, Whittlesey

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Admission as always is just 20p and it is always a really fun afternoon. As well as over 20 genuine car booters, there will be a homemade cake stall, a tombola stall, raffle, a refreshment tent serving hot and cold drinks and slices of cake etc as well as lunches with a delicious sweet to follow. Every single penny raised goes towards The Hermitage Residents' Comfort Fund which pays for such things as activities and in-home entertainment, etc.

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LADYSMITH W.I. PLANS ITALIAN MEAL AND BIRTHDAY PARTY

Food related events feature regularly in Whittlesey Ladysmith W.I’s plans and the lunch outing this month will see members gather at Vesuvio Italian restaurant, Whittlesey on Wednesday, June 5th. Members of Ladysmith W.I. will celebrate the group’s 48th birthday with a party at the next meeting on Tuesday, June 11th at 7.30pm in St Andrew's Hall, Parkinsons Lane. Entertainment will be provided by ‘Strum for Fun’ and the Whittlesey Ukulele Group and refreshments will be prepared by the committee. There will also be a bring and buy table and the monthly competition is purple.

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FRIENDSHIP GROUP TAKES TO THE ROAD More than 40 members of Whittlesey Friendship Group please have enjoyed a trip to Spalding visiting Springfields and then taking afternoon tea at Baytree. Further trips are planned this year to the Walpole St Peter flower festival and King’s Lynn followed by Skegness in July. Whittlesey Friendship Group, for over 50s, meets at Queen Street Methodist Church every Saturday from 2pm-4pm. Cost is £1 including tea & biscuits. For more details contact Margaret on 01733 205498.

New members and guests are always welcome at the meetings. More information from Sue on 01733 205927 or Liz on 01733 689599 or from the group’s Facebook page.

HELPING WOMEN OF THE WORLD Coates W.I’s May meeting was a very informative talk by Rosemary Green on how the group works alongside The Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW), and how its ‘Pennies for Friendship’ has helped with vital health, water, sanitation and education for women of the world. June’s meeting is Morris dancing and the competition is wood while July’s meeting is a change to the programme and is now upcycling and the competition will be pottery. Guests and new members are always welcome to join the group which meets on the first Wednesday of the month (no meeting January) at Coates Village Hall at 7.30pm. More details from Fiona on 01733 208516 or Jen on 01733 840376. 58

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NEW VENUE FOR SLIMMING WORLD EVENING GROUPS Slimming World Whittlesey’s evening group is now meeting at a new venue. From June 4th, it will be holding the Tuesday and Wednesday evening groups at The Queen Street Methodist & United Reformed Church (pictured). JUNE 2019


Club Guide Churches

St. Mary’s Church Station Road, Whittlesey, PE7 1AB www.wpcteam.org.uk St. Andrew’s Church Church Street, Whittlesey, PE7 1DD www.wpcteam.org.uk Holy Trinity Church Coates, North Green, Coates, PE7 2BQ. www.wpcteam.org.uk St. Thomas’ Church, Pondersbridge Oilmills Road, Pondersbridge PE26 2TR. www.wpcteam.org.uk St. Jude the Apostle Church 2 Station Road, Whittlesey, PE7 1SA 01733 203411 Whittlesey Christian Church 23 Broad Street, Whittlesey, PE7 1HA 01733 752093. www.whittlesey.cc Whittlesey Baptist Church Gracious Street, Whittlesey, PE7 1AR 01733 202236 Whittlesey Methodist & United Reformed Church Queen Street, Whittlesey, PE7 1AY 01733 751681 www.whittleseyqueenstreetchurch.org

Schools

Sir Harry Smith Community College Eastrea Road, Whittlesey, PE7 1XB 01733 703991 www.sirharrysmith.cambs.sch.uk Alderman Jacobs School Drybread Road, Whittlesey, PE7 1XJ 01733 202403 www.aldermanjacobs.cambs.sch.uk Park Lane School Park Lane, Whittlesey, PE7 1JB 01733 203433 www.parklane.cambs.sch.uk

Coates Primary School The Fold, Coates, PE7 2BP. 01733 840527 www.coatesprimaryschool.info New Road Primary School New Road, Whittlesey, PE7 1SZ. 01733 204422 www.newroadprimary.com

Whittlesey Indoor Bowls Club 194-8 Station Road Whittlesey, PE7 2HA. Tel: 01733 202209 www.whittleseyibc.co.uk Whittlesey Junior Football Club www.whittleseyjuniorfc Tel: 07876 490861

Doctors

Clubs

New Queen Street Surgery Syers Lane, Whittlesey, PE7 1AT 01733 204611 www.thenewqueenstreetsurgery.co.uk Jenner Health Centre Turner’s Lane, Whittlesey, PE7 1EJ 01733 206200 www.jennerhealthcentre.co.uk

Whittlesey Street Pride Fred Mills (Chairman): 01733 202874 pongofred1@sky.com Peter Davies (Secretary): PeterDaviesGB@aol.com

Sudbury Court Social Club Stonald Road, Whittlesey PE7 1RY Monday mornings - Coffee Morning 9.30-10.30am. Tuesday evenings - Bingo 7-8.30pm with a half time Youth break for tea/coffee and biscuits. Whittlesey Youth & Community Centre Thursday mornings - Coffee Morning 15 Scaldgate, Whittlesey, PE7 1SD 9.30-10.30am. Contact Trevor Thomas: 01733 203624 trevandjoan@live.co.uk Whittlesey Ladysmith WI 01733 205927 Sports Whittlesey WI Whittlesey Table Tennis Club 01733 202166 (Sandra Mina, Secretary) Meets at Whittlesey Indoor Bowls Club. Whittlesey Royal British Legion Chairman: Dr Peter Hau. Call 01733 Branch meetings: Ivy Leaf Club 808008 or 07554 624525 or email Gracious Street, Whittlesey, PE7 1AP peter@hauforensics.com Contact Ray Thrower: 0785 068 0785 Fenland Archery Club March & District Model Railway Club Sir Harry Smith Community College The Rookswood Club, Rookswood, Eastrea Road, Whittlesey, PE7 1XB 27 West End March, PE15 8DP www.fenland-archery.co.uk 01733 204997. Mike Wyldbore Whittlesey Amateur Boxing Club (Secretary): secretary@mdmrc.co.uk Manor Leisure Centre. Contact www.mdmrc.co.uk Gary Morris: 07512 394975 or email: Whittlesey Lions Club airborneaerials@hotmail.co.uk Meet second Monday of month at Whittlesey Cricket Club 7.30pm at The Letter B, Church Street Sir Harry Smith Community College Whittlesey PE7 1DE. New members Eastrea Road, Whittlesey, PE7 1XB welcome. Contact Steve Palmer 18, whittleseycricketclub@gmail.com Glenfields, Whittlesey, PE7 1HX 01733 www.whittlesey.play-cricket.com 351405 whittlesey.lions@btinternet.com

www.whittleseylions.org.uk or find us on Facebook. Whittlesea Motorcycle Club www.whittlesea-motorcycle-club.co.uk Silver Lining Club Meets Tuesday afternoons in Coates Public Hall, 1.30-3.45pm. Activities include monthly outings, holidays, whist and dominoes. (Membership 50-60). Contact Mr Derek Bedford or Mrs G Hemmaway (Secretary) 01733 202984 Sandra and Martin's Whittlesey Folk Club Bi-monthly sessions are held in The Falcon Hotel, London Street, Whittlesey. Dates for 2019 are Friday 8th February, 12th April, 14th June, 9th August, 11th October,and 13th December. 8pm. Free buffet - all welcome. For further details contact Sandra and Martin Green 01733 206627 or sandragreenmartingreen@ gmail.com Whittlesey Friendship Club Held at Queen Street Methodist Church, Whittlesey, 2-4pm every Saturday. Cost £1 includes tea and biscuits. Over 50's. For more details contact Margaret on 01733 350628 Whittlesey Disabled and Over 60s Club Meets every other Monday at St. John Ambulance Rooms, 2-4pm. Contact Jackie Fryett on 01733 205498

Museums

Whittlesey Museum The Old Town Hall, Market Street, Whittlesey, PE7 1BD. Open Friday 2.30pm-4.30pm, Saturday 10am 12noon, Sunday 2.30pm-4.30pm whittleseymuseum@gmail.com www.whittleseymuseum.co.uk

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SATURDAY 29TH JUNE

Family Bingo Night DOORS OPEN AT 6PM, EYES DOWN AT 6.30PM Bring your own refreshments (children are welcome)

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The Local Music Scene

Music and Dance by Dave Bailey

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This Month: Be There or Be Square

une brings the start of music events on the square with the prospect of live bands glorious summer days and “where did we pack the deck chairs?” moments. Whilst the indoor music sessions continue on their usual days in the month, the local outdoor festivals begin in earnest.

The Fedz make a welcome return to the Market Place on June 23rd with their mix of soul classics from Motown and Memphis Stax to Northern Soul with a few Ska favourites too. The event is always popular with a relaxed atmosphere and is supported and well marshalled by the town councillors. The provision of a stage (trailer) by Boon Brothers ensures a great experience and has enhanced the event. First aid is always on hand thanks to the local St John’s team and the provision of plastic glasses enables the local watering holes to provide refreshments that can be enjoyed in the sun. The regular pub dance night in Whittlesey by Pig Dyke Molly and Peterborough Morris is scheduled

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for Tuesday, June 25th and is always an event to watch. Dancing at various locations around the town with the occasional beer. The fun moves on from Whittlesey Market to nearby Chatteris for the annual summer festival on June 29th and 30th with a themed parade from the town centre that finishes in the Furrowfields recreation park where rides, stalls, catering, an event arena, an acoustic tent with live performances from 3pm and main stage acts at 7pm on the Saturday, followed by arena events on the Sunday. Time to dig out the picnic tables from the shed and (slip slap slop), slip on the hat, slap on the sun cream and slop around in the sandals! Friday, June 14th sees the bi-monthly Folk Club in The Falcon Hotel, Whittlesey from 8pm. With a further two music on the square dates on July 21st and August 18th followed by the Town Festival on September 8th, the town music vibe is looking healthy. The regular open mic and acoustic sessions can be found at: www.outa-stock.co.uk/OM.htm

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WHITTLESEY SPORTS ASSOCIATION

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A Great Father’s Day of Fun Supported by Healthy Fenland

It’s a Knockout Teams of 11 from the Whittlesey & surrounding areas will be battling it out with the BBC’s original props in this year’s most exciting event

Team slots are still available

Many of the sports and leisure clubs from Whittlesey will be showcasing their sports with free taster sessions So why not have a go from 12.30pm-2pm

Archery Bowls Football Table Tennis Boxing

Great venue and facilities, 2pm start

Martial Arts

The Field of Dreams (Courtesy Whittlesey JFC)

Netball

Stonald Road, Whittlesey PE7 1QR

Fitness course

Car Parking £1 or Free walk ins

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School News

BURPS, BOTTOMS & BILE! To help with a school topic, Year 4 children from Park Lane Primary and Nursery School, Whittlesey have recently visited the ThinkTank Science Museum in Birmingham where they completed a range of different activities including looking at the human digestive system and their teeth. They learnt interesting facts about the small and large intestines and were able to describe what happens at each stage of the digestive system. Sam Copeland, Year 4 teacher at Park Lane, said: “The children behaved brilliantly throughout the day, with the ThinkTank staff commenting on their impeccable manners and brilliant knowledge of the human body.  “A thoroughly enjoyable day was had by all but special thanks to the parent helpers that gave up their time to join us on the trip and to the parents and carers for ensuring the children arrived and were picked up on time.”

LI 15 and 30 hours free childcare entitlement available for eligible families

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Places available for children from the age of three.

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Outdoor learning opportunities in our Nature Garden

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St Andrew’s Church, Church Street, Whittlesey PE7 1DD Holy Trinity Church, North Green, Coates PE7 2BQ St Mary’s Church, Station Road, Whittlesey PE7 1AB St Thomas’ Church, Oil Mills Road, Pondersbridge PE26 2TR

Church Wedding Ceremonies Further to my article earlier in the year, I have decided to share this again due to a number of times I have recently been asked “Where can I get married in a Church of England ceremony?” Many people like to marry in their local parish church. You can also marry in a church if you are on that church's electoral roll. However, we know that you might like to marry in a different church because it has special significance for you, through family or other special connections. An engaged couple can now do just that if either of you can show just one of the following connections with the parish. That one of you: • was baptised in the parish concerned or • was prepared for confirmation in the parish or • has at any time lived in the parish for a period of at least six months or • has at any time regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least six months or That one of your parents, at any time after you were born: • has lived in the parish for a period of at least six months or • has regularly gone to normal church services in the parish church for a period of at least six months or That one of your parents or grandparents: • was married in the parish. In all cases involving church services – i.e. going to normal church services, baptism, confirmation or marriage – this applies to Church of England services. Even if you cannot demonstrate any of the above connections, we want to help you explore whether it may still be possible for you to marry in your special church. It is also possible for you to be able to marry in the parish church if you are divorced. The important thing to say is talk to me about your plans and we can discuss the options open to you. God bless and keep you Revd Nigel 01733 203676 64

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Don't Complicate The Simple? This phrase was highlighted to me while recovering from my recent shoulder replacement operation. After various attempts in recent years to alleviate increasing osteoarthritis in my shoulder, the only option was a replacement shoulder. I was familiar with knee and hip replacements, but not with the shoulder. Like most people I began asking around and of course trying ‘Google’, only to receive wildly differing views. Speaking to the doctor at a routine appointment in our local clinic he rightly said, ‘the best one to talk to is the surgeon doing the operation – they will have the real facts’. During my first meeting with the surgeon, a wing commander in the RAF, I was immediately struck by the way he explained in simple terms what I considered to be a complex operation. As I now look at what will soon be a hardly noticeable scar and a faster than anticipated recovery time, I realise that the reason he could explain things so simply, was that he was not only a very skilled surgeon, he also fully understood this type of operation. Simplifying things is certainly necessary, especially when trying to settle the ‘God question’. Often people try to work out whether God is real, or The Bible is true, purely by applying human intellectual reasoning, which becomes extremely complicated. My normal suggestion is to encourage people to ask three very simple questions. • Why was the might of Rome unable to stop the spread of Christianity, even after having Jesus crucified and viciously persecuting the church? • Why did Pilate expose those the Jewish hierarchy had incited to lie about Jesus by saying ‘he could find no fault in him’? • If things The Bible records as happening, never did, surely Rome and Jewish authorities would have found no difficulty exposing them as false – but they couldn’t? Find out more every Sunday at 10.45am. Brian Smithyman (Pastor of Whittlesey Christian Church, Broad Street) Further enquiries from the Church Office 01733 752093 Brian’s Mobile 07976 957793 Email brians@whittlesey.cc Church Website www.whittlesey.cc JUNE 2019


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Have A Safe Summer With Your Pet by Whittlesey Veterinary Centre

Tips to help keep your pets comfortable and safe during the summer weather

• Never leave your pet in the car – on a 25ºC day, the temperature inside a parked car can soar to 38ºC in just minutes, and on a 32ºC day the temperature can reach as high as 48ºC in less than 10 minutes, resulting in heatstroke which is serious and can be fatal. • Always make sure they have constant access to fresh cool water at all times. Make sure the water is not warm or stagnant or left in the sun. • Dogs like to dig to cool down. Provide them with a damp sand pit to dig and lie down in. • It is not always a good idea to shave your dog as this can increase the chance of sunburn, especially as double or undercoats actually act as air conditioning for your dog. • Walk your dog in shady areas, early in the morning or later on in the day when it is cooler. • Avoid strenuous exercise, some dogs don’t know when to stop playing fetch etc. you need to be sensible for your dog. • Don’t let them drink stagnant water which runs the risk of them picking up giardia (a parasite) and other intestinal ailments. • Apply sunscreen to your pets’ ears and nose, short haired, white/light coloured and those with pink skin are more susceptible to burning. • Keep an eye on older pets and those with allergies where their breathing will be affected, plus the youngsters who will get hot quicker. • Be aware that the heat of concrete, tarmac, sand etc. will burn, dry and crack their paws, which is very painful and increases the risk of

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infection. Place the back of your hand firmly on the surface for seven seconds, if it’s too hot for your hand it’s too hot for your pets’ pads. • Stay close to home and take your phone in case of emergencies. • Avoid stressful situations for your pet, increasing the risk of them getting too hot. • If they spend time outside, make sure they have shade and a drip hose to provide fresh running water for them. • If they are kept inside whilst you are at work, does your house stay cool for them? • Keep them away from rubbish bins as they decay quicker in warmer weather and may cause illness if eaten. • Check them for ticks daily. These are easily picked up during the warmer weather especially in wooded areas and long grass and carry tick borne diseases. • Take care with those dogs who enjoy swimming. Not all dogs are skilled swimmers and can become victims of the undertow. Don’t let them drink it. Salt water can dehydrate them causing vomiting and diarrhoea and water from lakes and ponds has parasites and bacteria that may infect your dog. • Don’t let your dog hang their head out of the car window, increasing their risk of injury, like debris in their eyes. It's much safer to travel with your dog in a crate. • Avoid giving your pet leftovers from barbecues as they can cause gastrointestinal upsets leading to vomiting and diarrhoea. The ash or charcoal can result in gastrointestinal problems too, plus keep fire lighters and lighter fluid out of your pets' reach. • If you are taking your pet on holiday with you, check out the local vets in the area, so you are prepared if necessary and make sure your dog has up to date identification details on their collar including your mobile telephone number. • Make sure products used during the summer that are poisonous to your pet, like lawn fertiliser, pesticides and herbicides are kept out of their reach. Also remember some garden plants are dangerous, even fatal to them too.

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Last month we said there are ways and means to use your current laptop/tower for gaming and here’s how…

aming on a normal laptop requires some special hardware called an eGPU (external graphical processing unit). This connects to the computer via a thunderbolt port that will be located on the side of the computer.

Most computers released after 2016 will have one and it looks like a USB type C port but will have a little lightning bolt next to the port (see photo). If your computer has this you can continue on with the steps, if not then you are unable to complete this upgrade and can only use your computer for minor gaming. You then have to install a GPU (graphics card) in your eGPU and the end result is massively improved quality of the game you are playing (depending on the graphics card you put in it). However, if the computer you are pairing it with doesn’t have the power to back it you may end up with slightly lower results than you were expecting. If you are thinking of doing this to your computer first make sure that the computer has an Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 CPU or higher. So, having decided to proceed your next steps are to decide on the model of eGPU and GPU. You can buy bundles but, in most cases, you can get them both separately a lot cheaper. For an entry level eGPU I think you should be looking for the Sapphire-GearBox at £200 (at the time of writing). This will be your enclosure for the graphics card. I recommend the NVidia GeForce GTX 1060 6Gb, for £180 (again, price is at the time of writing). At £380 this is a brilliant way to get into gaming without a massive amount of money that you need to lay out. The GTX 1060 6Gb processing unit in this specification would be more than capable to run most games at 1920x1080 with high details and a high FPS.

From there if you would like to upgrade the GPU you can just change the card to something like a GeForce GTX 1070 and higher, but for gaming on the laptop I wouldn’t recommend you start with anything higher than a 1060 6Gb as you may find out that ‘bottlenecking’ happens (which is when one part of the computer runs faster than another part so the system then has to run at the slower speed) when you try to run the game or program you want to run. In conclusion, if you want to get into gaming but the games you want to play have a higher specification than the computer you are running them on, get an eGPU otherwise look at getting a gaming laptop or better yet a gaming desktop. Hope this is helpful to some of our readers. Happy computing... Deborah, Len and Oliver

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Volkswagen is a broker and not a lender and can introduce you to a limited number of lenders, who may pay us for Representative Robinsons introducing you to them. *At the end of the agreement there are three options: i) pay the optional final payment and own the

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vehicle; ii) return the vehicle: subject to excess mileage and fair wear and tear, charges may apply; or iii) replace: part exchange the vehicle. With Solutions Personal Contract Plan. 18s+. Subject to availability and status. T&Cs apply. Offer available until June 30th 2019. Indemnities may be required. Offers are not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Accurate at time of publication. Freepost Volkswagen Financial Services. Figures shown are for comparability purposes; only compare fuel consumption and CO2 figures with other vehicles tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load. There is a new test used for fuel consumption and CO2 figures (known as WLTP). The CO2 figures shown however, are based on a calculation designed to be equivalent to the outgoing (NEDC) test cycle and will be used to calculate vehicle tax on first registration. For more information, please see www.volkswagen.co.uk/owners/wltp or consult your retailer. Data correct at 03/19. Figures quoted are for a range of configurations and are subject to change due to ongoing approvals/changes. Please

consult your retailer for further information. Official fuel consumption figures for the Volkswagen T-Cross range in mpg (litres/100km): D I S C O V E R I N G Whittlesea 79 J Ucombined NE 2 0 1 944.8 (6.3) – 48.7 (5.8). Combined CO2 emissions 111–115 g/km.


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