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Introduction

Welcome to Your November Issue. Inside Highlights

Today I’m going to tell you about a love story… me and my dog Billy. We’ve just celebrated two years together, meeting for the first time when he was about ten weeks old and me somewhat older! Since that first fateful day we have been pretty much inseparable – save for my occasional lone trips to the shops or pub – as I work mainly from home – so we are virtually together 24/7. Billy is like my shadow. When I wake up he is there giving me a loving kiss, when I go downstairs, he goes downstairs, if I go into the garden, he quickly follows, if I sit down to watch TV, he sits next to me, or sometimes on top of me. You would imagine that this proximity would grate after a while… it certainly would with some people! But it doesn’t. We are quite happy in each other’s company, be it outdoors on long walks or in the home and office. The only downside is that as some people can become ‘car bores’ I am now officially a dog bore (which some of my Facebook friends I am sure would agree). Billy and I are an item. There. I’ve said it. Man’s best friend? … you bet!

Andy

It’s getting closer by the day, and I’m talking turkey, (along with trees, tinsel and trimming-up!) as the whole wonderful Christmas season gathers momentum once more. This month’s issue features many local restaurants and hostelries offering all manner of attractions for the festive weeks ahead, so remember to book early for your special events. As we head towards the end of another year, I’d just like to express my thanks to all of the team here at Discovering Magazines on yet another bumper year. It has been made possible through a lot of hard work, alongside the continued wonderful features reaching us, month after month, from our contributors, and of course, you, the readers, who keep telling us that we’re getting it right – many thanks to you all.

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Copy deadline for the December issue is Monday, 11th November 2019.

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4..................King's Barber 8..................Whittlesey Dental Care 9..................Lyncroft Care Home 10................Community Matters 12................March Podiatry 13................Stronger For Longer Campaign 14................Steve Barclay MP 16................Recipe: Syn-Free Campfire Stew 20...............Trevor Langley: Gin 24...............Legal Advice from Fraser Dawbarns 26-27......Community Matters 28...............Gardening Tips For November 34...............Consumer Advice 39-42..... Waterside Chistmas Pullout 47...............Tp24 LED Outlet 50...............Marcel Wilson: Cash ISAs 51................Finance with Eamonn Dorling 52...............AA Whittlesey Computers 56...............Whittlesey Vets 58-59......What’s On in November 60...............The Local Music Scene 62...............Whittlesey Athletic Football Club 63...............Whittlesey Christmas Extravaganza 64...............Whittlesey Motorcycle Club 68...............Puzzle Page 70..............Storey's Accident Repair Centre 74-77......Business Directory With thanks to:

Whittlesey Dental Care, March Podiatry, Steve Barclay MP, D.B. Freeman & Daughters, Trevor Langley, Fraser Dawbarns, Eileen Le Voi, Eamonn Dorling, AA Whittlesey Computers, Whittlesey Vets, Holly-Jean, Dave Bailey, Chris Urlwin, Revd. Nigel Whitehouse and Brian Smithyman.

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GO TO KING’S BARBER FOR A Right Royal Service King’s Barber is Whittlesey’s first and only traditional Turkish barbers. It not only offers a first-class hair cutting service but much, much more. Particularly popular is its cut through razor wet shave face mask and hot towel and it also offers a hot wax service available for your ears, nose and cheeks to clean up hair. With three barbers working most days, customers have the minimum waiting time or even no wait at all. However, if you do have to wait you can enjoy a Turkish coffee or Turkish tea with delicious Turkish Delight or better still while you are having your haircut.

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before, but these guys do a wet shave that felt super smooth and it was shaved clean and no pulling… steam towels were fresh and didn’t smell stale like some other barbers. “Hair cut was sharp and precise, the products used were extremely nice and applied nicely, no manhandling and feeling like you are being tortured that it can sometimes feel like at other establishments. I will definitely be returning to these guys.”

King’s Barber has a loyal customer base, operating a walk-in policy with no need for appointments and also welcomes children.

“Great experience made to feel welcome and enjoyed the cut and shave. Nice people too which is always a plus. Son now having his cut too... would highly recommend.”

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Our Family Caring for Yours Lyncroft Care Home in Wisbech has undergone a luxury refurbishment and extension, with an additional fourteen en-suite bedrooms, refurbished lounge and dining areas, bistro café and pub. Home Manager, Brenda Durrington, explains, “We aim to create a ‘home from home’ feel here at Lyncroft; the refurbishment of the home has helped this enormously. Our rooms and communal areas are clean, light, airy and uplifting which helps our residents settle quickly and feel at home.” Residents at Lyncroft Care Home are encouraged to personalise their spaces, and the personal belongings they bring quite often become talking points. Resident John was keen to show staff his album of photos and press cuttings depicting his family history in farming and heavy horses. John Ward is a well-known figure in Wisbech and the shire horse world, so when staff heard about his history, they were keen to help him re-live some of his experiences. As part of their ‘Make a Wish’ initiative, the team at Lyncroft arranged for John to visit Broad Farm in Norfolk, where he spent time admiring their collection of heavy horses and explained how his family had bred similar animals, showing them at agricultural shows across the country.

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Matters YOUR MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR

We are now well into autumn and where has this year gone? Autumn time means Remembrance Sunday will soon be upon us. This for me is a very important time of year when we remember all who have sacrificed their lives in two World Wars and other conflicts to date. I am sure like many, I will be reflecting on all casualties of war who gave their lives for the freedom we enjoy today. We commemorate and pay our tribute on November 10th and I will be honoured as Mayor to lay wreaths on behalf of the town and villages at the Coates, Eastrea and Whittlesey War Memorials. Cllr. Ray Whitwell will lay the wreath at Turves. The details of the local Remembrance Services can be found on the town council's website www.whittleseytowncouncil.gov.uk and on the council’s noticeboard at Peel House, 8 Queen Street, Whittlesey. The services are also listed in this magazine on page 66. This year we commemorated the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings, next year will mark the 75th anniversaries of both VE and VJ Days. Local services to commemorate these significant and important milestone anniversaries are being planned and organised for May 8th and August 15th, 2020. Details will be advertised nearer the time. Please let us all reflect on Remembrance Sunday that “for our tomorrows they gave their today”. Cllr. Julie Windle Mayor of Whittlesey

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BOAT TAKES PRIDE OF PLACE Whittlesey Street Pride reports that the re-launch of the Gildenburgh boat has taken place thanks to Brian Barlow and partner Hilary of March who made it all possible by donating the boat they had at the Mepal Fishing Lake. The boat had been transported back to Whittlesey where it was refurbished and painted by Alan Hobbs and replaces a fading boat which the group already had at this location and sponsored by the NISA convenience stores. Twenty-two volunteer Street Pride members attended plus councillors Eamonn Dorling and David Davies and saw the official launch ribbon cut by Mr Barlow. A big thank you has been given to Lisa Hobbs catering, Alan Hobbs logistics and Peter Davies transport.

SUSAN TAKES ON POPPY APPEAL ROLE The Whittlesey branch of the Royal British Legion has announced that a new Poppy Appeal organiser has been appointed for Whittlesey and district. Susan Taylor, who lives locally, has taken up the challenge and is looking forward to working within the community and raising money for the Poppy Appeal. Judy Darby and Ray Thrower, the previous organisers, will be on hand with assistance and guidance for her, should it be required. Susan would be pleased if anyone who wants to help her during the busy Remembrance period contact her on telephone number 01733 686708 or mobile number 07504 668209. Pictured left to right: Judy Darby, Susan Taylor and Ray Thrower

A quiz night to raise funds for Whittlesey Christmas Lights has raised £800. The committee has thanked everyone who helped the event particularly Gary Swan and his team for organising the quiz, Childers for allowing the use of the room, Alison and her team for an excellent supper, Lucy's Flowers for selling tickets and in particular the Letter B Quiz team who were the winners of the quiz, but donated the prize money to the lights’ appeal. 10

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Do You Suffer From Tired, Aching Muscles? Most of us who take part in sport, incur physical stresses and sometimes injury. However, similar problems can also occur due to work or family life. With jobs that involve being in the same position for long periods of time, like sitting at a desk using a computer, driving, or standing, muscles can become tired and over-used, leading to aches and pains or even injuries. Sports and Remedial massage can be beneficial to treat tight, over-used muscles, to help relax them, ease tension and help prevent or treat injury. Many occupations result in tension build-up in muscles that are used repeatedly over a period of time. This commonly affects hairdressers, office workers and more manual occupations. Our Sports and Remedial massage therapist can use a variety of massage techniques to treat you and to assess underlying postural and occupational factors, providing you with advice on how to reduce problems in the future. Regular massage can also be beneficial to sports people, to help prevent injury, improve their training regime, assist rehabilitation and speed recovery times after exercise. For information on how you could benefit from Sports and Remedial massage, please call us on 01354 651200.

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important for those who have become unsteady on their feet. Why not have a go and see how you can benefit from our class in Eastrea.”

Falls are one of the most common causes of accidental injury in older people, so it is important we maintain our strength and balance in later life to continue to enjoy activities like gardening, playing with grandchildren and socialising with friends.

The class meets at the Eastrea Centre, 2 Roman Gardens, Eastrea, Whittlesey, PE7 2DF every Tuesday 2-3pm (price: £3 per session).

Attending strength and balance classes increases confidence and helps you carry on doing the things you enjoy for longer.

To find out more about the class, please call Oak Activities Ltd on 07912 388036.

To find out more about the campaign and to take our ‘strength and balance challenge’ visit: www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/strongerforlonger

Simon Hanna, senior clinical exercise specialist with the NHS, said: “I’ve seen how strength and balance classes have transformed the lives of older people. It can help them feel younger, more energetic, give greater flexibility and help people keep doing the things they enjoy. “Many people will not realise that strength naturally starts to decline from the age of forty but it is reversible and it’s never too late to maintain and improve on what we’ve got. This is especially

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News

A SPECIAL GRITTER LORRY, BACKING TEACHERS, AND NEGOTIATIONS WITH BARNIER – By Steve Barclay MP

As the autumn nights get colder and darker, it will not be long until we see gritter lorries out on our roads. There will be a new addition to the fleet serving our local area this year named after a brilliant charity called Scotty’s Little Soldiers which some of you will know. It is a local military charity that supports bereaved British Forces children and is named after Corporal Lee Scott, who lost his life whilst serving our country in Afghanistan. Lee was born and raised in Fenland. I was pleased to help with a request to get a new gritter lorry named in his honour, so do look out for it when you see them next out on the roads and give it a wave.

In my role as Brexit Secretary I have been involved in detailed negotiations across a range of European capitals from Copenhagen and Helsinki, to Madrid and Warsaw, as we try to secure a deal. Most people locally tell me they want Parliament to get on with it, as many MPs promised. I agree and will do everything possible to get Brexit done so that we can focus on our NHS, extra police officers, and levelling up investment in the Fens. At home, Bailey our dog helps put Brexit in context. He seems more interested in a walk than my updates on the backstop. I think he may be right.

Earlier this month was ‘World Teacher Day’ and like most people I would not be able to have the career I have without the dedication of teachers. So, I want to take this opportunity to pay tribute to the fantastic teachers who work in North East Cambridgeshire. The impact teachers have on young people is lasting, as I see firsthand from my own two young children. We are prioritising support for schools in government, and locally I am working with the national Education Opportunity Area scheme which we secured last year. It is one of just 12 in the country, so it is a jewel in the crown for raising standards in our area. 

To find out more about my work in Parliament or local campaigns, visit my website or follow me on social media: www.stevebarclay.net

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Recipe

CAMPFIRE STEW (SYN-FREE!) This delicious Slimming World recipe is hearty, satisfying and best of all, syn-free so you can tuck in, guilt-free! Perfect if you’re watching your weight in anticipation of all those festive parties...

Ingredients

1 gammon joint (fat removed) 2 onions (chopped) 3 bell peppers (chopped) 3 garlic cloves (crushed) 1 tsp each of paprika, cumin and ground coriander 1 400g tin baked beans 1 400g tin chopped tomatoes 1 400g tin kidney beans 1 stick of celery 2 large carrots (chopped) 6-8 button mushrooms 2 tbsp tomato puree 1 pinch dried chilli flakes 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce 1 dash Frank's Hot Sauce

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• Soak the gammon joint overnight in cold water if necessary. • Reserve half of the sliced peppers and add the rest of the ingredients to the slow cooker, then stir well and switch on. • Set slow cooker to high setting and cook for six-eight hours hours on high (you can leave it on longer if you like). • Thirty minutes before the end of cooking, stir in the reserved peppers. • After six hours, check consistency of sauce and tenderness of meat. The meat should be starting to fall apart and sauce thickening. You can remove the lid and cook on high to finish the meat and thicken the sauce if necessary. • The meat should have broken up but if not, shred it in the slow cooker with two forks and mix well before serving.

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Gin: F lavours of Agnes Arber At sixty-nine years of age, on May 24th 1948, Agnes Arber became the first woman to be awarded the Gold Medal of the Linnean Society of London, a world-famous institution dedicated to the study of natural history, recognising her outstanding contributions to botanical science. The Linnean Gold Medal is the highest honour and only awarded in recognition for ‘outstanding’ service to the Society. Agnes published numerous books on botany and philosophy, too. Signature Brands has created the Agnes Arber gins, in recognition and admiration of the first lady of botany. Agnes Arber Premium Gin is pot-stilled at the distillery from nine botanicals, plus premium grain spirit. The botanicals utilised are angelica, cassia, coriander, grapefruit, iris, juniper, lemon, liquorice and orange. I consider this to be a perfect balance and, (if it is possible!) even more perfect by adding a slice of pink grapefruit to the finished drink. Following on from the original concept, a further production was created, to include another flavour and more colour, to an already winning formula.

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Remember, Remember... Fireworks Safety and the Law BY NEIL JOHN, PARTNER, CIVIL LITIGATION

In early November many people will be going to watch a fireworks display, either at a public event in their local town or at the house of a friend or family member. There are many traditions associated with this season such as bonfires and toffee apples. There is also a prevalence of safety campaigns warning of the dangers of mishandling fireworks. However, despite these campaigns, thousands of people in the UK are injured by fireworks every year. If you are injured by a firework, the consequences can be life-changing, and you may want to know whether you can receive compensation for your injuries. Damages may be awarded for the injuries and symptoms or scarring that follow as well as to cover lost income, medical costs and other expenses incurred due to the injury. Public events, such as your local town’s annual firework display, should follow HSE safety guidance such as having safety barriers and trained fireworks operators to minimise the chances of a spectator getting injured and are required to ensure the premises are reasonably safe for the lawful visitors’ use under the Occupiers Liability Act, 1957. If you are injured at an event like this, you may have grounds to make a claim because the organisers have a responsibility to keep spectators safe. They are also likely to have public liability insurance. Injuries are more likely at private parties as they are unregulated. Fireworks are usually set off by people who haven’t had safety training and who may have limited experience of handling fireworks. Other factors that make injuries more likely include the consumption of alcohol and insufficient space to keep at a safe distance from the fireworks. The host could potentially be held responsible for any injuries received at an event like this.

What should you do if you are injured by someone illegally throwing a firework in the street? This is a criminal matter and should always be reported to the police. You may also be entitled to compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) which handles cases like these. If you are injured by a defective or faulty firework, it may be possible to make a claim against the seller, manufacturer or importer of the firework. In this case, the onus will be on you to prove that the firework was faulty. It is therefore strongly recommended that you keep the remains of the firework, the packaging that the firework came in as well as instructions and the purchase receipt. We understand that making a claim can be expensive and time consuming, so where there is a reasonable chance of success, Fraser Dawbarns offers a no win, no fee arrangement and are happy to discuss any personal injury matters if you are unsure whether you have a claim. Firework parties can be a lot of fun and Fraser Dawbarns wishes everyone an enjoyable evening, regardless of which event you are attending. We would like to remind everyone to be vigilant, stay safe and make sure that any vulnerable people are protected.

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Matters SUDBURY COURT PRESENTATION Sudbury Court deputy social club chairman Mrs Pauline Huey is pictured handing over a cheque for £301.50 to Louise Nichols which will go to local good causes. There will be a Christmas bazaar at the social club on Saturday, November 30th, featuring a raffle, tombola, pickles, jams, cakes and bric-abrac stalls, as well as tea, coffee and biscuits.

ARTISTIC DISPLAY AT THIS YEAR’S WHITTLESEY FESTIVAL The Whittlesey Festival which took place in September was a tremendous success and the organisers hope that everyone has pleasant memories of the day. One of the many highlights was the Festival Schools Art Exhibition at the Whittlesey Christian Church in Broad Street. The artwork and crafts from the local primary schools and Sir Harry Smith Community College (SHSCC) were a tremendous sight to behold and everyone that took part rightly deserves to have a sense of pride at having had their work on display.

SO EGGCITING! Park Lane Primary & Nursery School Year 5 and nursery pupils were so 'eggcited' when they had the privilege of watching all 20 chicks successfully hatch from the eggs delivered by The Happy Chick Company. Mrs Susan Bradshaw, class teacher, said: “Hatching eggs in school is not only a fantastic learning experience for the children, it also creates a real sense of community. Children in all other year groups have visited Year 5 and have been fascinated to watch the chicks hatch and grow. Everyone agreed that it really was quite miraculous watching them crack and laboriously emerge from the egg.” 26

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The winners were: Primary Schools: 4-7yr category: 1st Harry Walter (6), Coates School; 2nd SiennaRose Rogers (6), Park Lane; 3rd Harvey Weston (6), New Road. Highly commended Rosie Hemmaway (6), Alderman Jacobs School (AJS). 8-11yr category: 1st Evan Green (11), Coates School; 2nd Harry Swinton (11) (pictured), AJS; 3rd Keerthini Yogonathan (11), Park Lane. Highly commended Alfie Loasby (8), Park Lane. SHSCC: 11-14yr category: 1st Thomas Jakes (12); 2nd Matthew Kosciecha (14); 3rd Joshua Yeter (12). Highly commended Tyler Vintiner (14). SHSCC :15-18yr category: 1st Callum Fradley (16); 2nd Harriet King; 3rd Emily Lappage (17). Highly commended Lewis Cutajar (15). If you would like further information about getting involved in any aspect of the festival please contact Brian on 01733 752093 or email; brians@whittlesey.cc N OV E M BE R 2 0 1 9


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We are pleased to let you know that the next meeting of the Business Forum will be on Wednesday, November 27th at The Falcon Hotel, Whittlesey, 6pm for 6.30pm start. Guest speaker to be announced. See you on the 27th. Chair Joe Jennings

Following the great success of the recent Whittlesey & District Business Forum Survey of Whittlesey, all entries received were put into a prize draw made by town Mayor Julie Windle. The winners were: Michael Green: J Neville Opticians – £30 Voucher Clare Crawley: Larry’s Heel Bar – £28 Sole & Heel Repair Robert Green: Burton Estate Agent – Bottle of Prosecco Mrs E McDonald: The Hermitage Care Home – £30 Voucher Lynda Brockelhurst: Lucy’s Flowers – £20 Bouquet Mr P Przyjenski: Vesuvio – £30 Voucher R Armstrong: Hugh Crane – £30 Car Valet W Lashley: Homestead Property Management – £30 Voucher Brian Smithyman: Little House of Fragrance – £25 Voucher John & Veronica Mason: Fontanella – Meal Deal for two Ann Shirley Edis: AA Hair Design – £10 Voucher Caroline Przyjenski: Town Tyres – 20% Discount Voucher Kergan Wright-Allan: Unique – £20 Voucher Alan Whysall: The Little Marketing Company – £20 Hamper Photo: courtesy RWT Photography

HIGH SHERIFF OPENS PEEL HOUSE COUNCILLOR SURGERIES WILL BE HELD AT PEEL HOUSE IN QUEEN STREET FROM 9.30AM TO 10.30AM ON THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH THROUGHOUT 2019. Councillors present on Saturday, November 2nd will be: Councillor Alex Miscandlon (District & Town Councillor) Councillor Roy Gerstner (Town Councillor) If you have any matters of concern and wish to discuss them with a Councillor, then please come along and let us know.

The new Whittlesey Town Council offices and chamber, known as Peel House, were officially opened on Sunday, September 29th, 2019 by His Honour Neil McKittrick JP, DL, High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire, following a blessing by the Rt Rev Bishop John Flack, former Bishop of Huntingdon. More than 60 guests attended the opening and this followed an open day for the public to view the new town council offices, council chamber and rooms to let for any business concern. Whittlesey Town Council purchased the Old Police Station in Queen Street from Cambridgeshire Police Constabulary in May 2017. The property has been acquired as an asset to the local community and as such any community group that wishes to use the council chamber for their meetings are welcome to do so without charge. Photo: courtesy RWT Photography

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November Gardening Tips Brrr! The cold days of November are upon us and, if the weather prediction is correct, we are in for a harsh winter, so best to get the allotment or vegetable patch prepared for winter as soon as possible! Firstly, make sure that you dig up the weeds to prevent them taking hold in the spring, and clear the plot of summer crops; don’t leave them to rot, as this can increase the risk of disease and harbour unwanted pests. Dig the plot over but not if the ground is waterlogged or frozen, and add any manure or compost, to replace lost nutrients - no need to dig the manure in, as nature will take its course and the worms will help it find its way into the soil. Then, if you cover the soil with weed suppressant material or plastic, it will keep the soil warmer and prevent the growth of weeds in the early spring. Autumn always brings a plethora of leaves. Leaf mould makes good mulch and if you have plenty of leaves you can easily make a cage to contain the leaves using four stakes and stapling chicken wire around them. Just throw the leaves in and leave them for a year to rot down. November is the month for pruning fruit trees and bushes, except for cherries and plums, before the weather gets really cold. Also, bare-rooted fruit trees, bushes and canes should be planted now whilst they are dormant. When they are planted, spread a mulch of well-rotted manure around the base. Other tasks for this month include: • Propagate rhubarb crowns by lifting and dividing into smaller pieces, planting at the same depth in their new position, spread well-rotted manure around the plant, but don’t cover the crown. • Secure covers over compost heaps/bins; although the material needs to be damp, winter rain and snow will saturate it and slow the rotting process down. • Plan the crop rotation for next year. Planting one group of vegetables in the same ground, year after year, increases the risk of a build-up of disease. There are websites that provide planners; one such example is http://gardenplanner.suttons.co.uk. • Dismantle bean canes, if you haven’t already, as leaving them in the ground will cause the bases to rot. • Start to harvest winter cabbage, Brussels sprouts, leeks and parsnips; wait until after a frost for the parsnips, as the frost encourages the sugars which give parsnips their sweetness. Pick sprouts from the bottom up as this allows the top ones a chance to swell and, while you’re picking, remove any yellowing leaves to ensure good circulation. • Plant garlic cloves; if you have heavy soil that tends to hold water, then put either gravel or sharp sand in the base of the hole before planting. • Plant early “overwintering” broad beans, (either in the ground or in pots), peas, shallots and onions.

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Defined Benefits v Defined Contribution Pensions by Eamonn Dorling

Many people approaching retirement will be familiar with a final salary pension scheme because they were common in many occupations when their working life commenced. They are less common now, in these times they are also described as defined benefit (DB) schemes and they are called this because the benefits can be defined because they are based on the number of years’ service and a measure of the worker’s salary (you will note that I have not indicated final salary because in some schemes another calculation takes place). A DB scheme benefit can often be calculated using a simple calculator for the employee and a surviving spouse or partner may be included, usually at a reduced rate. Dependent children up to a defined age might benefit but this is where further research is required because there are many varieties of scheme rules and regulations. When the legitimate beneficiaries have all expired, the scheme has no further liability and there is no further drain on the pension fund. Behind the scenes there will be trustees or a committee that engages investment specialists to ensure the pension fund is adequately funded so that all pensioners reliant on regular income receive it. If the fund fails, there is a compensation scheme that protects (to some extent) potential and actual pensioners. To be clear there is something to protect workers, but it might not be as generous as the live scheme would have been, the point is that the responsibility for investment returns stays with the scheme. In contrast, a money purchase, personal pension, stakeholder pension or one of several ‘auto enrolment’ models are classed as

defined contribution (DC) pension schemes. These arrangements work on the basis that a pot of money is accumulated, then a pension (annuity) is purchased to provide an income in retirement. The responsibility for investment returns rests with the individual whether it is their own plan or a work-based scheme. DC schemes are more easily budgeted for from the viewpoint of an employer because the cost is known and the benefits are not their concern. It is still possible to create a substantial pension fund, but whether an annuity is the best option depends on circumstances at that time. It is even possible to transfer the benefits of a DB scheme in to a DC arrangement, whether this is a good idea or not is another conversation, but if you think that it is seldom permitted to transfer the other way – there needs to be a compelling reason(s) to give up the benefits of a DB pension arrangement if you are lucky enough to have one. To explore the possibilities of building a sound and tax efficient retirement strategy for you/ your family, contact an independent financial adviser for a free initial consultation. Issued by Wealthline Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results and any forecast is not a reliable indicator of future performance. The information contained in this editorial should not be construed as offering investment or tax advice.

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ast month I wrote about creating a backup system image of your laptop/computer. One thing I forgot to mention is that if you own an Apple laptop/computer the type of back-up you should complete is called a ‘Time Machine’ back-up which if left running all the time allows you to roll-back one hour, one day or whatever period you should choose and, in the event of a hard disk failure, the actual ‘TimeMachine back-up’ can then be used to restore all your data and files on to a new hard drive. Anyway, on to this month’s techie bytes about how to refurbish your own laptop or computer. I will explain why the cost of a refurbished laptop is more expensive from us than, say, buying a secondhand laptop from eBay or local Facebook. Strip Down & Clean and Paste and Test The first thing to do is remove the battery. Then remove any panels on the rear of the laptop and then, having gained access, remove the wires attached to the wi-fi, then unscrew and remove it, followed by unclipping the RAM and removing them. Next remove the screw holding the DVD/ CD and slide that out. Finally, remove every screw holding the base to the top, and turn the laptop over. It will now be necessary to remove the keyboard using a spudgee, and remove all screws holding the top to the base. You may now very carefully separate the two halves, ensuring you carefully unclip the cables that are seen. You will now have access to the motherboard, which should be carefully unscrewed and then removed from the laptop. At this point we usually test all components, but it is unlikely you will have access to this specialised electronic equipment, so you will now concentrate on completing a ‘clean & paste’. This requires you to unscrew the fan and heat sink, carefully clean the fan and heat sink to remove all dirt – it is not unusual to find the heat sink either partially or fully blocked with dirt. Finally, using thermal paste (we

only use ‘Artic Ice thermal paste’ as we consider this the best for the job), place a pea sized blob on the processor and reassemble the heat sink. Reassembly is now a reversal of all the above. However, consider upgrading your RAM with a faster and larger RAM, as this will make substantial improvement to laptop performance, as would the installation of an SSD (solid state drive) which we install in all our refurbished laptops as these perform 10x faster than a normal hard drive. All the work completed above should turn the performance of your laptop into a £400/£500 machine but, more importantly, will ensure trouble free operation for another two/three years before a service will again be required. Software Build/Tune-up/Security You will now need to install the software required for the laptop to run. Nowadays, we only recommend installing Windows 10, preferably version 1809. Next, you will now want to find and download a program for creating music/DVDs, a word processing program, a video/music playing program, possibly Apple iTunes and iCloud, Adobe PDF reader, possibly a TV player such as BBC iPlayer, perhaps Google Chrome and Earth – all will give you the extra features and programs you will require that are not provided by Windows 10. For security you will want to add an ad-blocker on Chrome, and we suggest you use the new Windows Security as your anti-virus & firewall. Next, we perform our ‘ultimate tune-up’ which involves creating VRAM (virtual RAM), defragmenting or trimming the HDD/SSD, cleaning the Windows registry, removing junk files and creating a high-performance power plan more suited to your laptop. Happy computing! Deborah, Len, Liam and Oliver

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Pets’ Corner

Common Autumn and Winter Hazards for Your Pets by Whittlesey Veterinary Centre

With the cooler months and festivities during this time of year comes an increased risk of your pets coming into contact with substances that are toxic to them. Common poisons during this time of year are: Acorns • Conkers • Ethylene glycol (antifreeze) • Rock salt (used to de-ice paths and roads) Chocolate • Mushrooms • Mothballs • Autumn crocus • Grapes and raisins • Compost piles Onions • Macadamia nuts • Amaryllis • Chrysanthemum • Hydrangea Oleander • Ragwort • Poinsettia • Holly • Mistletoe • Snowdrops What to do if you think your pet's been poisoned:

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What’s On

November 2019 1st Cabaret, “Shadowside”, at The Ivy Leaf Club, Whittlesey from 9pm. 1st Geri's Song Showcase at The Braza Club, March, from 7.30pm – doors open at 7pm. In memory of a truly inspirational lady, Geri Crooke. Various artists will get together to raise money for the Geri Crooke Trust which supports disadvantaged children to access theatre and live performance. £5 entry.

14th Open Mic Night at The Bull, Newborough, from 8pm. 15th Cathedral Christmas Craft and Gift Market, Peterborough. For more information, please visit www.visitpeterborough.com/ whats-on/cathedral-christmas-craft-and-gift-market-p1143051 16th Seasonal Quiz Evening at Peckover House, Wisbech. A family quiz night in the Reed Barn Tearoom. There will be nibbles on the tables and drinks available to purchase. Maximum of six people per team. Limited spaces available – maximum of 12 teams. £3 per person. From 6pm to 8pm, doors open 5.45pm. Booking essential – on a first-come-first-served basis. 16th Cheese Fest at The East of England Arena, Peterborough. Experience some of the cheesiest cheeses in the world with Melted Raclette, Cheese Wheels, Gooey Mozzarella Sticks and a whole host of cheesetastic tastes from the UK’s best cheese traders! Join us for a day full of the cheesiest delights! To book your tickets and find out more, please visit www.cheesefestuk.com/peterborough 16th Sausage and Cider Festival at The East of England Arena, Peterborough. Don't miss it! To find out times, book tickets, and learn more, please visit www.sausageandciderfest.co.uk/ peterborough

2nd Fireworks Fantastia at The East of England Arena, Peterborough. For more information and to book tickets, please visit www.fireworksfantasia.co.uk 3rd Early Bird Christmas Fayre at The Eastrea Centre, 12pm3.30pm. Come along and get your Christmas shopping done early! Lots of stalls, charity raffle, and tombola. Coffee and cake are available! All in aid of NGNPUK. 4th Open Mic with Stacey Loweth at The Bluebell Inn, Werrington, from 8pm. 5th Acoustic Night at The Millstone, Barnack, with Graham Cleaver from 8pm. 7th Voodoo Acoustic Night at Mama Liz’s, Stamford, with Dave B from 8pm. 9th March Scout Group Fireworks, professionally fired by 1605 Fireworks LTD, at March Town Cricket Club! Gates open at 5.30pm, fireworks start at 7pm. Also, there will be a bar, live music and hot food! In aid of 1st March Scouts. Please contact the March Scout Group or March Town Cricket Club for more details. 9th Table top sale, Palmer Close, New Road, Whittlesey, 2pm-4pm. Cakes, clothes, toys, bric a brac. Raffle at 3.30pm. Free entry. 10th Glasshouse Acoustic Sessions at the Key Theatre, Peterborough, from 2.30pm-5.30pm. 11th Family Bingo at Marshland Hall from 6.30pm. Come and join us for our brand new Bingo nights in 2019! Family Bingo is on every second Monday of the month. Doors open 6.30pm, eyes down 7.15pm. Lots of great prizes, a bonus game, and a cash game. There will also be a raffle and a tombola, and even a free children's game if we have enough kiddies on the night. For more information, please contact tracy@ marshlandhall.org.uk 13th Backroom Acoustic Open Mic at The Ale House, Ramsey, with Dave and Shaun from 8pm. 

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19th Open Mic Night at The Boat Inn, Whittlesey with The Boatmen and Phil Q from 8.45pm. 22nd Whittlesey Conservatives are holding a race night at St Andrew’s Parish Hall, Parkinsons Lane, Whittlesey. Tickets are £8.50 each which includes a sausage and mash supper. Doors open at 7pm and races start at 7.30pm. Horses can be purchased for £3 each and race sponsorship is £10 per race. These can be booked and purchased prior to the evening. Tickets and further details of the event are available from Julie Windle Tel. 01733 204445. 23rd Josh Lee entertains at The Ivy Leaf Club, Whittlesey. 23rd Open Day Wisbech Campus, College of West Anglia. Whether you have decided on a course, or are just investigating your options, our open days provide an ideal opportunity for you to see exactly what the College of West Anglia has to offer. You can meet tutors, find out more about our courses, and discover for yourself the atmosphere of our well-established and highly supportive college where students are encouraged to become mature and independent learners. With high success rates that are consistently improving, we are a great choice – providing a positive and rewarding experience in a lively and friendly learning environment. 24th Cheeki Monkeys BIG Baby & Children’s Market at Nene Valley Community Centre from 12pm-3pm. 27th Backroom Acoustic evening at The Ale House, Ramsey, with Dave and Shaun, from 8pm. 27th November Rock ‘n’ Roll with the Professor at The Ivy Leaf Club, Whittlesey in the function room from 7pm. Tickets £5 on the door.   28th Blue Boar, Eye, Open Mic with Graham Cleaver from 8pm. 29th Whisky Bar Acoustic Sessions with The Boatmen at The Boat Inn, Whittlesey, from 8pm. 30th Karaoke at The Ivy Leaf Club, Whittlesey in the bar in the bar from 8pm. Non-members welcome – pay £1 per person at the bar.

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What’s On

November 2019 Regular Local Events MONDAYS March Ukulele Group at the Rookswood Club, March from 7pm, everyone welcome. Bingo at The Ivy Leaf Club, Whittlesey. Eyes down at 7.30pm. (Members only playing for a progressive jackpot of £300). Until January, it is only £6.05 to become a member. Apply at the bar. 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 7.30pm10pm. Contact 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, doors open at 6.15pm. Entrance fee is only £3.50 on the door. All abilities welcome. For more information, please contact Val on 07952 639495. 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. Line Dancing For Beginners & Improvers at Coates Public Hall, 7.15pm-9pm, Admission £3 inc. tea & biscuits. Very friendly class. Contact Maureen on 07890 756857.

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See our Facebook page Discovering Whittlesea Magazine for more events and offers. 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. March Rotary Club Wastepaper Collection. Bring your clean newspapers, magazines, junk mail, cardboard to March Rotary Club at the lorry park on City Road. (Behind Iceland). Every second Saturday of the month between 8.30and 10.30am. All money raised by recycling the paper-based materials will be donated to local charitable causes. SUNDAYS First Sunday of the month: Jim’s Bingo at the Conservative Club. Doors open at 7pm, eyes down at 7.30pm. Bingo at The Ivy Leaf Club, Whittlesey. Eyes down at 7.30pm. (Members only playing for a progressive jackpot of £300). Until January, it is only £6.05 to become a member. Apply at the bar. 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.

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 Bingo at The Ivy Leaf Club, Whittlesey. Eyes down at 7.30pm. (Members only playing for a progressive jackpot of £300). Until January, it is only £6.05 to become a member. Apply at the bar. 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.

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The Local Music Scene

Rockets and Carols

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This Month: Into the Dark... By Dave Bailey he calendar tells us it’s just past time for the biannual trawl around the house to change all the analogue and manual digital clocks. Having rehearsed and played Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ for the umpteenth time our thoughts stray to bangers and crackers.

Performing at firework parties and light switch on events seem to be inextricably linked and often it is hard to tell when the Christmas shopping build up begins and the firework party ends. The preparation will always be the same, it is cold, often wet and the timetable for events will never run to time. Bangers and squibs will go off unexpectedly and usually under the performance area and lights will not respond to the flick of a switch. If you have ever been asked to perform at a firework display it can be quite a fun event with blackjack toffee, hotdogs and caramelised onions and trying to play louder than the fairground rides which often form part of the evening. Thankfully only being asked to synchronise a backing track to a display once, which sort of went OK, is just one of the possibilities. The display manager said, “When I raise a red flag, press play”, but did not account for the two seconds of silence at the start of the track. On the plus side however, getting the beat to ‘We Will Rock You’ played live to match launched mortars detonating in the air at another event was a challenge, but luckily after the first chorus everything was back on beat. But this is all part of the fun, I think? It is worth remembering that stringed instruments do not like changing temperatures and getting them

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out on the stage and retuning just before playing is a must. Also, your fingers may not want to go where you are aiming them on the fretboard or keys. At last year’s Firework Fiesta, it was so cold that even playing in fingerless gloves (I cut the ends off prior to getting up on stage) the stage was facing the Icy blast and it went right through to the bone. Placement of staging and speakers is also key for this type of performance as wind outdoors can change the audio focus area for the crowd and may often be heard clearly three fields away but may be almost inaudible to the audience. The smallest breeze can redirect sound in many ways. Placing remote sound reinforcement speakers at any great distance from the stage can also result in unacceptable echo back which can cause timing issues when playing. If a radio or Bluetooth link is used from the main stage mixer to remote units a delay called audio latency* can creep in during the stages of conversion to and from audio/radio/Bluetooth. Try to keep sound systems simple, locate the performance area at a point that provides crowd coverage but definitely not up wind from the fireworks and enjoy the evening. As soon as the last rocket fades to specks of ash it will be time to dig out ‘Mistletoe And Wine’ lyrics, fake Santa beards, Christmas jumpers and twinkling Christmas lights to do it all again. Local open mic listings can be found at: www.outa-stock.co.uk/OM.htm *Audio latency is the delay between when an audio signal enters and when it emerges from a system. Potential contributors to latency in an audio system include analogueto-digital conversion, buffering, digital signal processing, transmission time, digital-to-analogue conversion and the speed of sound in air.

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Club Spotlight

Whittlesey Athletic Football Club

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The club in its current guise was formed in 2014, following a successful merger of Whittlesey United and Coates Athletic Football Clubs and the subsequent joining of Whittlesey Bluestar Football Club.

The ‘merger’ helped the sustainability of football within Whittlesey and meant that all adult clubs within the town came under one name, ensuring youngsters coming through the ranks locally had a clear direction in to adult football and they all had the chance to play football at the level that matched their ability. We have three adult male teams, our 1st team playing ‘semi-professionally’ in the United Counties Division 1, our reserves playing in the Peterborough & District League Division One and our ‘A’ team playing a division lower in Division 2. We have recently added four junior teams (U8s, U10s, U12s and U15s) with all teams playing and wearing the same badge and kits which helps bring everyone together. We operate two main sites, Feldale Field on Drybread Road and The Manor Leisure Centre. You 62

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will almost always find a home game at Feldale on Saturdays (both mornings and in the afternoon) and on some Sundays too. Our first team has admission charges (subject to change) of £4 adults with concessions available for senior citizens and children with both sites offering refreshments on match days. We recently officially ‘switched on’ our new floodlights which has ensured the development of our football club and we hope to soon introduce a new U18 team which will primarily play their matches midweek under the floodlights. To remain at the level we currently play at, we require a new stand to be constructed to ensure there is covered seating available for at least fifty people, but we hope to extend this to one hundred and have some improved covered standing too. Our ultimate long term aim for the football club remains to link up with the fantastic junior club our town offers, ensuring that children have a clear pathway from junior football all the way through to adult football and once playing adult football our town can offer them the chance to continue to play football at their respective level at a facility that matches their ambitions and one that the whole town can use and be proud of. Follow us @WhittleseyAthFC on Twitter or Facebook. If you feel you have something to offer, would like to come and see the site, would like to know our sponsorship opportunities or just want to know more about us or any of our teams then please email us at wafcchairman@mail.com. We look forward to seeing you at a match soon!  N OV E M BE R 2 0 1 9


Christmas Extravaganza! This year's Christmas Extravaganza will take place on the Buttercross and nearby streets on Saturday, December 7th at 3.30pm-7pm with the lights of the town Christmas tree being switched on by our Lady Mayor at 4pm. There will be tombolas, hot food stalls, games, circus performers and all the usual fairground rides. The hugely popular photo booth has been sponsored by – and will be hosted by – Malcolm James Estate Agents. After positive feedback from last year's event, visitors will again be able to purchase wristbands for £5 which will allow multiple goes on various games and rides. We have local businesses to thank for their support and we look forward to seeing lots of you enjoying the music, singing and dancing, carol singing and of course Santa's Grotto. 

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Club Spotlight

Keep The Shiny Side Up

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ime was when a motorcycle was a cheap form of transport, used to get men to and from work, or with a sidecar fitted, to take the family out for the day. They were uncomplicated and easy to maintain.

That is not the case today however, when bikes can cost between £8000 and £12,000, with the ‘high spec' models costing a lot more. They are highly sophisticated machines, have excellent brakes and handling, and are often ridden mainly for pleasure. The Whittlesea Motorcycle Club was formed in 2001 to cater for the many bikers in the area who enjoy meeting up and riding out together, although a more ad-hoc group had been meeting for more than ten years previously. Now numbering more than fifty members, male and female, mainly from the Whittlesey and Peterborough area, it is run by a four-man committee. It is a very active outfit that participates in many events and shows. Each year at the end of July it runs a show on the village green at Coates, which often attracts more than 100 machines. It also participates in shows around the country, like the Pidley Mountain Rescue show (don't ask), in September and The Stilton Triumph Owners Club event and members often attend the event at 64

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Whittlesham, where the whole village is closed off for the bikes. The club displayed a wide range of machines at the recent Whittlesey Festival, and always has its marquee and a display of machines at the big Motorcycle News event at Peterborough Showground each May. Some members run vintage or classic bikes, which always attract a lot of attention, but the more recent machines, some with amazing custom paintwork, can be very impressive too. Members meet up alternate Tuesday evenings at The Vine at Coates, for a 'noggin and natter,' or a ‘ride out’ for fish and chips somewhere. During the summer months many ride outs to places like Hunstanton take place, and some members meet up with other riders at a pub in Ramsey on the first Sunday of every month for a ride out… any excuse to get out and experience the freedom that two wheels gives. The club supports many local charities, its biggest event being the 'Easter Bunny' run to Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge where members meet up with other clubs on the way to deliver toys to the children in the hospital. Often some fifty machines will turn up at the hospital. It also actively promotes safe riding, and welcomes any responsible rider to join at a measly £10 per year. All income is ploughed back into the club and funds a Christmas lunch every year, as well as all the other activities. For more information check out www.whittlesea-motorcycleclub.co.uk or call Club Secretary Geoff Turner on 01733 202102. N OV E M BE R 2 0 1 9


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Matters NOVEMBER’S MEETING WILL BE A CRACKER…

Ladysmith W.I. has a seasonal mood this month with the craft item being a firework collage in any material and the cookery section treacle toffee. November’s demonstrator will be member Jill Dunn who will show the group how to make boxes and toppers and then members will all have a go at their own versions. Jill’s demonstrations are said to be good fun and the group has enjoyed some amazing results under her guidance. The monthly competition is silver. This month’s meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 12th at 7.30pm in St. Andrew's Hall, Parkinsons Lane. New members and guests are always very welcome to come along.  More information from Sue 01733 205927 or Liz 01733 689599 or on the group’s Facebook page.

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TRAVELLING BACK IN TIME Coates W.I’s October meeting was a very interesting talk on how life was in the Fens before and during its drainage, highlighting how hard it must have been to get around compared to travel today. Congratulations go to the Backing Groups quiz winners with first prize going to Vanessa and Peter Ralph and second prize to Ian Archer. November sees the annual meeting and will also focus on local history with the competition being wool while December’s meeting will feature The Fenland Harmonica Guys and the competition will be silver. Guests and new members are always welcome. The group 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

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Church Matters 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

November, The Month of Remembrance Special Services in November: ANNUAL SERVICE FOR THE BEREAVED Sunday, November 3rd 3pm at St Andrew’s Church – all welcome. We meet this day to remember those who have gone from us, to renew our trust and confidence in Christ, and to pray that together we may be one in him, through whom we offer our praise to the Father. REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY Sunday, November 10th 9.30am – St Andrew’s Holy Communion with Act of Remembrance. 11am – Morning Service with Act of Remembrance at St Thomas’ Church, Pondersbridge. 10.45am – Coates War Memorial followed by 11am Service of Remembrance at Holy Trinity Church then Turves War Memorial. 11am – At Whittlesey War Memorial to participate in the National Act of Remembrance Followed at St Mary’s Church by Holy Communion. 12.15pm – Eastrea War Memorial. Assemble at Ivy Leaf at 1.30pm for Procession at 2pm to Whittlesey War Memorial for service at 2.30pm. 3pm – Civic Service for Remembrance at St Mary’s Church.

A Prayer for the Armed Forces Almighty God, stretch forth your mighty arm to strengthen and protect the armed forces: grant that meeting danger with courage and all occasions with discipline and loyalty, they may truly serve the cause of justice and peace; to the honour of your holy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. God bless you all from Revd Nigel

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Is God Only Interested In Our Spiritual Life? I recall a conversation with someone who, though not a practising Christian, had decided to read the Bible by starting from the first book Genesis. Though not fully understanding it, he continued reading. Very soon he came to the book containing all the food and hygiene instructions God gave the Jews to live by. His comment was, “It was like walking through treacle, so I put the Bible down and never picked it up again.” Unfortunately, but quite understandably, he had interpreted this section as God restricting and controlling our lives through petty rules and rituals. His closing comment was, “How do you handle the boredom of being a Christian?” After assuring him that if he ever decided to visit one of our services he would discover they were anything but boring or full of petty rules and rituals, I then explained how that far from being restrictive they actually showed how much God desires humanity to not only love him, but also enjoy the best life possible. Many years ago, a Christian surgeon, concerned about the high death rate after operations, discovered the verse requiring people to ‘wash their hands up to the elbows.’ After practising washing his hands and arms then lifting them in the air to allow the water to drip off the elbows, he noticed the death rate was noticeably lower. I then referred to the requirement to remove human waste from the city by taking it outside the walls and burying it in the ground (no flushing toilets existed then) along with isolating those with contagious diseases until they were cured. All these are now common practice, leading to improved quality of life. These, and many others in the Bible prove that God really does care about both our practical and spiritual life. 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

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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

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

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

Alderman Jacobs Pre-School Places available for children from the age of three.

PE sessions with Specialist Teachers ~ Wed pm and Thurs am

Forest School ~ sessions beginning in October

New Pre-School Room ~

Dedicated, newly resourced larger space within our school

If you are interested in a place or would like more information, why not call us on 01733 202403.

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

What word would an American use for a holiday? 13) What type of fastening material could be called – Answer: Vacation. ‘a real rip-off’?

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What do you call the decorative strip of fabric hung around the frame of a bed? – Answer: Valance.

14) Which South American country’s name is derived from the Italian word for ‘Little Venice’?

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With which saint do we associate February 14th every year?

15) Which plant traps insects when they touch the inner surface of its leaves?

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What song, written by The Zutons, was made more popular when released by Amy Winehouse in 2007?

16) Alf Tupper (‘Tough of the Track’) and Braddock V.C. used to appear in which comic?

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Famous piece of classical music by Richard Wagner, ‘Ride of the V . . . . . . . .’?

17) Type of mammal, smaller than a llama, and living in the Andes of South America.

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Not the friendliest type of bat, who happen to thrive on blood.

18) Austrian city and the title of an Ultravox song?

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Which Canadian city takes its name from an explorer from Kings Lynn?

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Which novel by Thackeray follows the lives of Becky Sharp and Emmy Sedley?

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What is the acronym for this controversial introduction into the football world in recent years?

19) Term given to country, or local, ‘wine of the countryside’ in French? 20) This Shakespearean character shares her name with a stringed instrument. 21) In which adult comic would you find Roger Mellie, Finbar Saunders and Buster Gonad?

10) The name of this ointment is derived from ‘wasser’, (German for ‘water’) and ‘elaion’, (Greek for ‘oil’). 11) What is the name of the papal state in Rome, established in 1929?

22) Who is Harry Potter’s archenemy? 23) Complete the slogan for Audi cars : ‘V - - - - - - - Durch Technik’. 24) If ‘bovine’ is cow-like and ‘canine’ is dog-like, what is the word for fox-like?

12) What name links the following types of classic car: Viva, Ventora, Velox?

25) England rugby star brothers whose combined weight is almost 40 stone!

B) Train That Brain!

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torey's Accident Repair Centre is a family run business establised in the 1920s and covering four generations.

Originally based in Farcet, the business is now run from a modern 15,000sq ft premises off Station Road, Whittlesey by its two directors, Hayden and Matthew Storey. The company is very proud to have been members of the National Body Repair Association (NBRA), which has a strict code of conduct that all members must follow, for more than twenty years. As a member, Storey’s is audited every year to ensure that its equipment and technician training allows it to meet current manufacturer-approved repair methods. This enables the company to work on all kinds of modern vehicles, including electric and hybrids, and to carry out structural and aluminium repairs safely.

Alongside accident repairs, Storey’s also offers the following services: • Alloy wheel refurbishment • Towbar supply and fitting • Vehicle diagnostics and fault finding • Advanced Driving Assist System (ADAS) calibration • Air-con service and repairs, including common R134A systems and the latest R1234YF, fitted in all vehicles from 2017 onwards – all by its F gas trained technicians • Routine servicing • Colour matching and mixing using its colour scanner – this enables it to match existing paintwork, even when no colour code is available • Caravan and motorhome accident repairs • Motorbike paintwork and repairs

Follow Storey’s on Facebook and Twitter @ storeysarc to view examples of its work and excellent customer feedback. All enquiries welcome and they are always happy to help.

Their services include all aspects of vehicle bodywork, from heavy crash repair to light cosmetic damage. Storey’s specialises in insurance work, working alongside all major insurance companies. As a policyholder, most people are not aware that you can choose who repairs your vehicle when filing a claim – most insurance companies will try and steer you towards their approved bodyshop, but the choice is legally yours. Storey’s has a large fleet of courtesy vehicles and its warranty on repairs covers the lifetime of the vehicle. They offer collection, delivery and mobile assessments at a time and place to suit you. Their state-of-the-art estimating and workshop planning programme enables it to deal with insurance engineers direct. The company can handle any insurance claim from start to finish and aims to make the process as stress-free as possible for its clients. 70

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01733 205189 www.storeysarc.co.uk

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DECORATOR

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Dog training classes from your dog’s perspective • Puppy Socialisation & Training Classes • Pet Dog Manners Training Classes • Agility Classes • Play & Train Classes • Little Devils Classes • Workshops • Private Lessons • Dog Walking • Cat & Small Mammals House Visits Classes are held in Whittlesey. Private lessons, dog walking and the cat and small mammal house visits are available in Whittlesey and the surrounding area. Contact us for more details:

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PLUMBING & HEATING

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D.W Plumbing and Heating

All types of Garden Maintenance: • Trimming and pruning of trees, hedges and shrubs • All garden timber treated and painted • Paving and patios cleaned

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Email: chelseathegardener@yahoo.com 19 Godwit Close, Whittlesey PE7 1NZ

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Town Tyres Whittlesey

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Polo from £155 a month with £2,500 towards your finance.

– Car-Net‘AppConnect’ which integrates compatible smartphones to allow screen mirroring – Composition Media Infotainment system with 8-inch colour touchscreen – Front assist with pedestrian monitoring and automatic Post-Collision Braking System Solutions Personal Contract Plan* representative example subject to 48 month, 10,000 mile per annum agreement for the Polo SE 1.0 80PS manual Duration

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£155.00

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Robinsons Volkswagen is a broker and not a lender and can introduce you to a limited number of lenders, who may pay us for introducing you to them. *At the end of the agreement there are three options: i) pay the optional final payment and own the 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 October 31st, 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 03/2019. 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 Polo model range in mpg (litres/100km): Combined 44.8 (6.3) – 57.6 (4.9). Combined CO2 emissions 97 – 110 g/km.

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