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Introduction

Welcome to Your December Issue. Inside Highlights

For most people, December means just one thing… Christmas! Yes, it’s that time of year again when everyone’s thoughts turn to December 25th and this month’s issue is guaranteed to get you in the mood for the big day with plenty of Christmas themed articles! Whatever your faith, the festive holiday season is the time when families invariably join together to celebrate and take a well-earned break from the stresses and strains of everyday life before we get ready for another new year... it doesn’t seem possible that the Millennium was almost twenty years ago! I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our readers, contributors and advertisers who have supported us throughout 2019. We always endeavour to supply you with the best possible publication each month, but it would be impossible without your help, so please keep up the good work and keep us informed of your activities in the New Year. So, on behalf of all the staff on the magazine I would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas. See you in 2020!

Andy

A very warm welcome to this, our last issue of 2019. December is a time for both reflection on what’s gone and anticipation for what’s around the corner of the new year. We can think about what we’ve achieved; those places we’ve visited and new people who may have come into our lives; others who we’ll see no more, but whose memory will remain strong. I prefer to look forward, though, and those new year resolutions are already in the planning stage! In the meantime, on behalf of all of the team here, my sincere thanks go out to everyone who has helped us in any way this year, especially our advertisers and contributors, with their regular features, wonderful advice and suggestions. All the very best to you all for Christmas and for 2020 – good luck, but most importantly, good health!

Claire x

And finally, from our Sales Manager Cheryl... A huge thank you to all of our advertisers, contributors and readers for all their fantastic support over the last twelve months! I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year... looking forward to 2020!

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4..................Whittlesey Dental Care 5..................Lyncroft Care Home Open Days 8..................March Podiatry 10................Christmas Wreath Making 14................Recipe: Pigs in Blankets 20...............Steve Barclay MP 22-23......Community Matters 24...............Whittlesey Walking Football Club 25...............FACT – Your Community Transport 30...............Legal Advice from Fraser Dawbarns 39-42..... Christmas at Waterside Pullout 43-45..... Christmas Novelty Hunt: Win £50! 48..............Consumer Advice 52...............AA Whittlesey Computers 54...............Whittlesey Vets 58-59......What’s On in December 60...............The Local Music Scene 61................Santa Carol Float Routes 62...............Church Matters 64...............Club & Charity Matters 65...............Club Guide 68...............Centuries Quiz 71................Finance with Eamonn Dorling 74-77......Business Directory With thanks to:

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Lyncroft Care Home Host Successful Open Days To Showcase Luxury Refurbishment Lyncroft Care Home on Clarkson Avenue in Wisbech enjoyed a successful weekend recently, showcasing the extension and refurbishment project that has been ongoing for the past few months. The new areas of the home were declared officially open when the ribbon was cut by the Mayor of Wisbech, Councillor Michael Hill and the Rt. Hon. Stephen Barclay, MP for North East Cambridgeshire. During the weekend, over one hundred visitors had the opportunity to take a tour of the home, meet the staff team and sample the delicious food on offer. The residential care home has an additional fourteen en-suite bedrooms, plus refurbished lounge and dining areas, bistro café and even its own pub! Brenda Durrington, Home Manager at Lyncroft Care Home, explained, “The refurbishment of the home is already having a positive impact on the day-to-day lives of our residents and their families. People appreciate having more places to relax and enjoy visits with their families. Having such a wonderful, fresh and spacious environment makes all the difference to people”. Other new areas of the home include a hairdressing salon, spa room, and library. The home features

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quiet seating areas in corridors where residents can rest for a moment and enjoy the themed décor. The interior design has been carefully chosen to offer opportunities for reminiscing, using old photographs from the local area and talking points, with themes such as vintage motoring with maps, books, and items to look at or read.

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Make Your Own Christmas Wreath! WITH LUCY’S FLOWERS, WHITTLESEY

Five steps to craft your own centrepiece to hang on the front door or in a living room or hallway

What you’ll need:

Wreath ring (approx. 25cm diameter) Secateurs/hardy scissors A spool of florists’ wire A sheet of moss A selection of foliage and flowers 1) Collect your foliage and flowers. Choose from the wide range in your local florist’s shop, and supplement with extras cut from your garden, or gather some on a walk in the countryside. Birch branches, holly and ivy add a seasonal touch. 2) Prepare your wreath ring. First, take your moss sheet and wrap it around your wreath ring. Then, wrap your florists’ wire clockwise around the moss, leaving gaps of 4cm evenly around the wreath. Pull the wire tight. When you have created a full circle, cut the wire and twist the ends together. 3) Trim your stems. Cut your stems to between 7cm and 15cm long and lay them in groups of two to three stems, staggering down, so the tips lay slightly below each other. You’ll need to make about twenty groups to fill your wreath. 4) Start arranging. Take your first group of stems and lay them diagonally across the wreath ring. Use more wire to secure the base of the stems to the wreath ring, but don’t cut the florists’ wire from the spool. Now pick up your second bundle of stems and lay them just below the first. Again, secure with the same length of wire. Continue working around the wreath clockwise, never cutting the wire, tucking the last section of stems beneath the previous ones, until the whole ring is covered.

fir cones, small decorations, or even weaving in some fairy lights. Be careful not to overdo it though, as the natural look is still going to be best. Finally, tie in some ribbon for hanging, and wait for the carol singers to arrive... whilst enjoying a little pre-Christmas tipple! Lucy’s Flowers are offering readers an opportunity to come and make your own wreath in support of, and to raise money for, Cancer Research. You will also be able to purchase handmade craft items to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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5) Trim and personalise. Inspect it for any gaps, which can be filled with leftover foliage. Now consider adding a few small baubles, pine or

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Recipe

PIGS IN BLANKETS

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These much-loved gems are a Christmas dinner staple! The addition of thyme, honey and Worcestershire sauce simply elevates them to the next level in tastiness...

Method

Ingredients

8 thin slices smoked streaky bacon rashers 16 chipolata sausages 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme 2 tbsp clear honey

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• Preheat your oven to Gas Mark 4, 180ºC, Fan 160ºC. Cut each piece of bacon horizontally in half so that you end up with 16 long, thin bacon strips. • In a mixing bowl, toss the chipolata sausages with the Worcestershire sauce, chopped thyme and honey. Mix well to make sure they are coated evenly. Take each sausage and roll up in a piece of bacon. CHRISTMAS AT THE NA • Arrange the pigs in blankets on a baking sheet, ensuring they are well spaced out, and roast them for about 35 minutes or until dark golden.

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TACKLING MODERN SLAVERY, SECURING A NEW BREXIT DEAL AND MORE INVESTMENT IN OUR SCHOOLS – By Steve Barclay MP

It’s been a very busy few weeks in Westminster, Brussels and here in North East Cambridgeshire. As many readers will be aware, I have been serving nationally as Brexit Secretary for almost a year. A key part of my role has been negotiating with EU nations to help secure a new Brexit deal. Initially, we were told this was an impossible task. But after many weeks of hard work and determination, we managed to negotiate a good new deal that allows us to deliver on the referendum result and get Brexit done. After constant stalemate in Parliament, the upcoming General Election will now be an opportunity to end the deadlock and get on to other priorities. 

areas nationally to achieve this status and it is a real boost to our local schools. It means we get additional investment to help train and attract the best teachers, which improves the provision of education locally. The Government recently announced it was making an additional £18m available for this scheme, which is great news for our schools, teachers, and most importantly, children. Between now and election day on December 12th I will, as ever, be out and about in the community, including as part of my local campaign. Please do come and say hello and have a chat.  I’d also like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very happy Christmas.

Away from the Brexit negotiations, I recently attended the Rosmini Conference that aims to tackle modern slavery in our area. This is an issue I have repeatedly highlighted over the years and the Rosmini Conference was a useful chance to discuss best practice. It’s a great privilege to be in a position to highlight the importance of tackling this terrible, largely hidden, crime and to work with the local police, council, Rosmini Centre, Ferry Project and others to identify where it occurs. Another issue I hope to continue making progress on is our status as an Education Opportunity Area. We’re one of only twelve

Pictured from left: Steve Barclay and Prime Minister Boris Johnson with European Union representatives Jean-Claude Juncker and Michel Barnier

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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FROZEN KINGDOM Resilient youngsters from Park Lane Primary & Nursery School spent a day in school training to become survival experts. The event was planned by the students’ class teachers to launch their new topic ‘Frozen Kingdom’. The pupils came to school dressed geared up for the weather and ready to develop skills that might help them survive in a wilderness. The children learned the basics of semaphore – a communication method used in the Navy for many years. Sticks, string and blankets were used to create shelters which could protect the inhabitants from the worst of the elements. Some shelters relied on using established trees and bushes; others were free standing and used an understanding of strong shapes. Fire pits had been dug by staff members to also allow the skills of fire-lighting and open fire cooking to be experienced. Finally, as Whittlesey is not well-known for its icy slopes, the students travelled to Tallington ski slope to experience tobogganing.

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‘TREE-CYCLE’ THIS CHRISTMAS TO SUPPORT PEOPLE NEEDING HOSPICE CARE Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice’s popular charity tree-cycling is back, helping local people recycle their real Christmas trees while raising vital funds for the hospice. The scheme, first launched by Nene Valley Tree Services last year, saw recycled Christmas trees raise more than £400 which could pay for 21 hours of hospice care. This year the charity Christmas tree-cycling service will be bigger and better than ever, with collections now available directly from people’s own homes on January 4th and 11th, 2020. In return for a £10 donation, Christmas trees will be collected and chipped into mulch to be used in the beautiful grounds of Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice and donated to local farms. This means residents who chose to Tree-Cycle in support of Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall will not only raise vital funds for local families needing care from the hospice but reduce landfill and support local farming businesses too. Local residents can call 01733 225999 to see whether collections are available in their postcode. For more information on Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice visit www.sueryder.org/thorpehall Photo: Staff from Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice and Nene Valley Tree Services get together to launch this year's charity Tree-Cycling scheme

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BARN OWL MYSTERY The owner of a barn owl found in Whittlesey is being sought.

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, December 7th will be: Councillor David Mason (District & Town Councillor) Councillor David Davies (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 bird was spotted on September 9th, the day after the Whittlesey Show, in the cemetery grounds of the main church tangled up in a tree with its equipment on, so someone had clearly lost the bird. However, efforts to find the owner of the bird, which has been kept safe by a local person who wishes to remain anonymous, have been unsuccessful. If anyone has any information as to the owner of the barn owl, which can’t be released into the wild because it has been hand reared, then please contact Discovering Whittlesea and we will pass on details.

EASTREA AUTHOR’S ANNIVERSARY Eastrea scientist Brian J Ford is celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of his first book on the secret weapons of WWII.

PROUD OF YEAR’S PERFORMANCE Whittlesey Street Pride has thanked its members and sponsors for supporting its efforts throughout 2019. Organisers say they have made a big impact on the litter that has been left in certain areas, but much more needs to be done in other places that they pick litter. A New Year’s Day litter pick will be held at the Butter Cross, Whittlesey at 10am, all are welcome.

Professor Ford, who was the organiser of the project that gave Eastrea its village hall, spent time behind the Berlin Wall collecting information, and also at the Foreign Office in London, to research for the book which was published in New York.

CAR SCHEME CELEBRATION Whittlesey Community Car Scheme has held an afternoon celebration gathering of their drivers and many of their clients – supported by the Co-op – at the Manor Bowls Club where they were entertained by The Whittlesey Singers. The scheme is a voluntary car service for medical and social journeys, supported by Cambridgeshire County Council (Passenger Transport), Care Network Cambridgeshire, and local charities and serves Whittlesey, Coates, Eastrea, Turves and Pondersbridge. It provides door-to-door transport for people who do not have the use of a car, and who cannot make an essential journey by bus or by Dial-a-ride, and is available Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. It is particularly aimed at helping the elderly and those without transport to get out and about. The Community Cars’ drivers will be taking their Christmas break from Saturday, December 21st, and they will resume on Monday, January 6th, 2020. To find out more please call the scheme co-ordinator on 07810 427483. Photo: courtesy of RWT Photography

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Walking football is an initiative of the Football Association to encourage male or female players over the age of fifty to keep playing the game they love or even start as a newcomer. It can be played indoors or outdoors, and Whittlesey has the perfect indoor facility at the Bowls Club on Station Road.

The club welcomes males and females, no matter of ability or health. The group is forward thinking and has affiliated with the Cambridgeshire Football Association, joined the Whittlesey Sports Association and also the new Walking Football League that takes place once a month in Peterborough. For more details contact John Bunting 07934 674248 or email Johnbunting63@yahoo.com Alternatively just turn up on a Monday morning to see what the club is all about.

The game itself is like your traditional 5/6-a-side. However, it is at walking pace and more of a social game with teams at the Whittlesey sessions mixed each week and matches played in the right spirit. The benefits are not only keeping you active but to meet and socialise with like-minded individuals. At the beginning, membership was small but now a regular 10-14 turn up each week from a potential squad of close to twenty. The sessions are every Monday morning (Bank Holidays excepted) from 9.20am-11am and the first session is free, thereafter it’s a nominal £3 a session. 24

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A safe and welcoming environment for information on local services, where you can make yourself a cuppa, meet others within the hub or just have a good old-fashioned chat with the staff working in the hub. Staff will be on hand to make phone calls for you to help set up services and help you with any paperwork you’re struggling with. You can also book onto the exciting new trips that FACT is in the process of arranging. On offer too will be regular drop in sessions with other professional organisations so you can chat with them or listen to see what they have to offer. Launch date is Monday, January 6th, 2020 at 10am. The hub thereafter will be open Monday-Thursday at 10am-2pm. No appointment needed, just pop by – FACT staff look forward to welcoming you.

The Fenland Flag depicts a rousing tiger which is an historical nod to the nickname ‘Fen Tigers’, which was first used of local inhabitants by Dutch engineers who arrived to help with the drainage of the Fens. It then has a blue and yellow backdrop which represents the agricultural prosperity of the region and the waterways and rivers. Dozens of car stickers, bunting and boat pennants have been made in an effort to spread the word. FACT Community Transport are supporting the Fenland Flag as it’s important to us that local organisations and groups work together to build a strong community feel. Our buses will have the flag ‘flying’ proudly whilst travelling throughout Fenland, Huntingdonshire and East Cambs. If you spot one please give the driver a wave and comment on our page stating where you have seen it. Please come along and enjoy a mince pie and a cuppa on Mince Pie Monday – 11am until 2pm on December 16th, 2019. Enjoy a chat and catch up with friends, old and new. All are welcome! For further information on our services, please call FACT on (01354) 661234.

In other news, a flag to represent the traditions and importance of the Fenland region has been created by a writer from Ely. James Bowman hopes that the grand-looking Fenland Flag will become as notable as the Black Country Flag which has risen to fame in the West Midlands. If you would like to follow the progress there is a Facebook page ‘Fenland Flag’ which has more details.

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With Christmas around the corner, many families will be making preparations to spend time together over the festive period. However, in cases where parents have separated or divorced, this is not always so straightforward. While both parents automatically retain the right to see their children after a relationship breaks down, grandparents do not, and this can sometimes make it difficult for them to see their grandchildren. It can be heart-breaking to be denied the opportunity to spend time with your grandchildren, but a recent study has shown that this situation is not uncommon. In some areas, as many as one-third of grandparents have been restricted from seeing their grandchildren, and many believed that parental divorce or separation had played a role in this. If, after a relationship or marriage comes to an end, the separated parents cannot agree on the living and contact arrangements for their children, either one can make an application to the court for an order, setting out the arrangements. The law presumes that it is in the best interests of the child to have both parents involved in their upbringing. However, there is no such presumption in favour of grandparents spending meaningful time with their grandchildren. Whilst grandparents can initiate legal proceedings, the court must give them permission to start a case, and will have to consider the connection that they have, and any risk that the case could cause harm and disruption to the child. The courts do recognise the importance of a relationship between the grandparent and grandchild and, when an application for contact is made by a grandparent, it is often granted unless there is a good reason why it should not be. However, the reality is that grandparents face additional hurdles when fighting for contact.

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Keep Your Pets Safe At Christmas by Whittlesey Veterinary Centre

Over the festive season, amongst the merriment and cheer it can be easy to forget our pets cannot always have what we have and that we may need to be extra vigilant with what they are up to, ensuring they are not getting into festive mischief. has started to make its way along intestines. Many pet owners have also reported cats climbing and then becoming entangled in lights, tinsel and other decorations. This can become tight around limbs causing deep lacerations and cutting off circulation and if wrapped around the neck the outcome can be worse.

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Plants We often like to bring plants into the house this time of year, in pots or in the form of attractive wreaths. Holly and mistletoe berries and leaves can cause vomiting, convulsions and even death, so are best kept well away from pets and where possible best for them to be fake. Pine needles on real Christmas trees can cause nasty stomach upsets, and some dogs are tempted to urinate up the trees. Poinsettias are an irritant, if ingested they irritate the mouth and the stomach. They can also irritate some humans too. Food Lots of rich food is consumed over the festive period, but lots of what we eat our pets cannot. It’s easy to forget that raisins are in Christmas puddings and mince pies. These are toxic to our pets and they are often left out for Santa and our furry friends eat them before he gets a chance. Nuts and grapes are also best not consumed; macadamia nuts can cause tremors, staggering, increased body temperature and vomiting. Don’t forget onions and garlic are toxic too. These are usually inside foods as ingredients and are often forgotten. It’s best not to give any of our food to our pets; you can get special 'Christmas dinners’ for them that are safe to eat. Alcohol It’s never okay to give pets alcohol! Not only is it toxic, but it can damage organs, the same as it can for us. All the staff at Whittlesey Veterinary Centre wish everyone a happy, safe, enjoyable Christmas and New Year. DE CE M BE R 2 0 1 9


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Sunday December 8th 4pm Messy Church Monday December 16th 2.30pm Carols and Cake Sunday December 22nd 6.30pm Candlelit Carol Service Christmas Eve 11pm Midnight Communion Service at St Andrew’s Church Christmas Day 9.30am Christmas Day Morning Service

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Friday 6th to Sunday 8th December Christmas Tree Festival Sunday December 8th 6pm Carol Service Christmas Eve 5pm ‘Come and Sing’ Christmas Children’s Service Christmas Day 10.30am Holy Communion Holy Trinity, North Green, Coates Saturday December 14th 4pm Carol Service Christmas Eve 5pm Crib and Christingle Service Christmas Day 9.30am Holy Communion

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December 2019 decorations and a Victorian Christmas card to take home. So, come along and enjoy the magic of Christmas gone by! After the event ends at 3pm admission to the museum is free. 9th Age UK Community Hub at Whittlesey Library, from 10am-12pm. 9th Open Mic at The Talbot Hotel, Stilton from 8.30pm. 9th Age UK Community Hub, Golden Age Fair at the Ivy Leaf Club, Whittlesey, 12pm-2pm. 11th Backroom Acoustic Open Mic at The Ale House Kitchen, Ramsey with Dave and Shaun, from 8pm.  13th Whittlesey Folk Club meets at The Falcon Hotel, Whittlesey, from 8pm.  1st March Christmas Market from 10am-3pm. Official opening by the Mayor at 10am. There will also be live entertainment, Santa's Grotto, mulled wine, speciality foods, free rides on the Market Place, Winter Wonderland in the Town Hall, quality gifts and so much more!

14th Christmas Bazaar, 10am-12pm at St Thomas Church, Pondersbridge. All things ‘Christmassy’, crafts, gifts, home cooking, floral items. Whatever the weather, enjoy refreshments, and sit by wood burner stoves whilst children take in the atmosphere with Father Christmas. Free entry.

2nd Open Mic with Stacey Loweth at The Bluebell Inn, Werrington, from 8pm.

17th Open Mic Night at The Boat Inn, Whittlesey, with Steve and Phil Q from 8.45pm.

3rd Acoustic Night with Graham Cleaver at The Millstone, Barnack, from 8pm.

19th Last Bingo of 2019 at The Ivy Leaf Club, Whittlesey. For more details, please call 01733 202579.

5th Voodoo Acoustic evening with David Bailey at Mama Liz's, Stamford, from 8pm.

19th Blue Boar, Eye, Open Mic Night with Graham Cleaver, from 8pm.

6th, 7th & 8th The annual Christmas Tree Festival will take place at St Mary’s Church, Whittlesey. Open from 10am to 5pm on Friday, 10am to 7pm on Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday (last entry at 4.30pm). The entry fee is £2.50 per adult, children under 16 are FREE. Then come and sing at the carol service at 6pm followed by mince pies and mulled wine!

21st ‘A Night with the Rat Pack & 1950s’ Juke Box Legends of Rock & Roll’ by Alan Becks. GER Sports & Social Club, Robingoodfellows Lane, March. Doors open at 7pm Show starts at 8.30pm. Tickets £5 in advance or £10 on the door. Call: 01354 652335.

7th This year's annual Fenland Music Centre Association's Christmas Concert, will take place at St Peter's Church, High Street, March. All eight of the FMCA's orchestras, bands & ensembles will be playing music ranging from classical to modern, along with festive carols featuring as the main event. Conducted by Ceri Griffin & Beth Letts. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Tickets available at the door; adults £7, concessions £5, accompanied children free. Refreshments and raffles are available during the break. All proceeds go toward the FMCA's continued educational music work within the local community. For more details visit <fenlandmusiccentre.org.uk> This event is sponsored and organised by friends and volunteers of the FMCA. 7th Coffee Morning at the Holy Trinity Church, Coates. From 10am-Midday. There will be stalls, a raffle, Christmas gifts and more. All welcome. 7th Christmas Extravaganza on the Market Place, Whittlesey and surrounding areas. From 3.30pm-7pm. Back for 2019 with fantastic entertainment, great attractions and so much more! Wristbands are £5 per person and will be available to purchase on the night, giving you unlimited access to all rides and attractions only (Santa's Grotto not included). Supported by Discovering Whittlesea magazine.  7th & 8th A Victorian Christmas Celebration at Peterborough Museum. 10am-3pm (recommended last entry 2pm). £4 adults, £3 conc/child, £12 families (two adults, three children), under 5s free. Take a step back into Christmas past! Discover Victorian Christmas traditions of the wealthy and those who were not so fortunate. Make some traditional Victorian 58

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21st Children’s Christmas Party at The Ivy Leaf Club, Whittlesey. For ages up to nine years from 1pm-3pm. Surprise guest appearance Christmas party with music & games. £5 entry. For children aged 10+, the party is at 4pm-8pm. Food and disco £5 each. For more information or to book, please call The Ivy Leaf Club on 01733 202579. New membership will be available from December 1st, 2019 for £14.05 (£7.05 concession rate) giving you 13 months’ membership which includes two Christmas periods. 21st Karaoke in the bar at The Ivy Leaf Club, Whittlesey, from 9pm. For more information, including times and prices, please call The Ivy Leaf Club on 01733 202579. 22nd Come and soak up the atmosphere at a carol service with nativity tableau at St Thomas Church, Pondersbridge, from 4.30pm. Hot refreshments will be served. 24th 70s’ disco at The Ivy Leaf Club, Whittlesey, all welcome! Fancy dress if wished to make the night go with a swing… from 7.30 pm until late. £2 on the door. For more information, please call The Ivy Leaf Club on 01733 202579. 26th Cabaret from Shadowside at The Ivy Leaf Club, Whittlesey, from 4pm in the bar. For more information, please call The Ivy Leaf Club on 01733 202579. 27th Whisky Bar Acoustic Sessions with The Boatmen, at The Boat Inn, Whittlesey, from 8pm.  28th Stevie B & Aud will entertain in the bar at The Ivy Leaf Club, Whittlesey. Non-members welcome but to pay £1 at the bar (per person). For more information, please call The Ivy Leaf Club on 01733 202579.

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December 2019 31st New Year's Eve at The Ivy Leaf Club, Whittlesey. Entertainment by Hotwired from 7.30pm-1am. £5 members, non-members £10. For more information, please call The Ivy Leaf Club on 01733 202579. Tables can be reserved for an additional £10 but you must be in by 8pm or the table will be released with no refund.  

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. 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. Wiggle and Giggle at Whittlesey Library. Every Friday from 10.30am-11am during term time. 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 from 8.30am-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.

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This Month: Presents Anyone? By Dave Bailey usicians are a funny lot, you have all seen the T-shirts ‘I have too many guitars said no man ever’, in fairness it should say no person as a number of my female musician friends fit well into that phrase.

Whilst most people are happy with socks and smellies, we musicians would always prefer accessories, cables, strings, effects pedals, or a nice shiny new instrument. Whilst the normal family member may wax lyrical over a pair of comedy socks, unwrapping a T-shirt with a guitar on it will satisfy the muso’s Christmas wishes (usually). But be warned, consider if your other half is right or lefthanded to make sure the design is correspondingly matched to their own playing preference. Seriously though what can you buy a friend or loved one with a musical theme? Let’s start with basics, how long have they been playing/performing? A beginner will usually have the basic teach yourself to play type of song book, some come with instructional CDs/DVDs, and as long as you do not duplicate what they already have there are many available through local music shops or online. Consider an online subscription to web-based lessons or a subscription to a monthly magazine for the instrument that they play. Local music stores do have in-house lessons and a voucher for a short course is an alternative worth considering. There are also many local music teachers that cover all genres

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from classical right through to heavy rock. Most will sign up for a trial course. For the more advanced player there are many songbooks covering either compilations of various artists/genres or specific performers or songs from their albums. Guitar tuners come in a variety of types and prices ranging from the small battery powered clip on right up to the true bypass strobing rack mounted variety with prices from around £7 up to a mind boggling £642. A clip-on will suit most acoustic guitarists whilst a reasonably priced pedal will be great for the gigging musician with either an electro acoustic or a solid guitar. Ukuleles are also a good choice as a present with prices for a basic playable model starting at around £22 online with other models available from local music shops with prices starting from £14, and of course all of the tuners/strings/ books are available as presents or stocking fillers. For the piano player whilst most electronic models come with a built-in metronome, however acoustic old school upright and grands do not. A metronome, either mechanical or electronic, is a good teaching aid and can be purchased from £8.99 for a small electronic, up to £25 for a mechanical pendulum type. For brass and woodwind players the back stop, books, cleaning kits, reeds, and lessons are all available locally and all will surely raise a smile on Christmas morning. Local open mic listings can be found at: www.outa-stock.co.uk/OM.htm DE CE M BE R 2 0 1 9


Lions Carol Float Route December 2019 Sunday 1st Yarwells Headlands & Hemmerley Drive area Monday 2nd Coates Tuesday 3rd Snoots Area (excluding Park Lane) Wednesday 4th Bellmans and & all roads off Thursday 5th Eastrea Friday 6th Turves Include Whittlesey Green on the way back Saturday 7th No Collection (Extravaganza) Sunday 8th New Road & all roads off Monday 9th Eastfield Drive, Mill Road, Inhams Road & Eastrea Road Tuesday 10th Station Road & all roads off Wednesday 11th Drybread, Otago, Bassenhally & Cemetery Road Thursday12th Stonald Road West & all roads off to Commons Road and back Friday 13th Stonald Road East & all roads off to Commons Road and back Including Low Cross Plough Road etc. Saturday 14th Avenues Sunday 15th Birds Estate Monday 16th Church Street, Ramsey Road, inc. Park Lane & all roads off

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Whittlesey and District Round Table Christmas Float Dates Sunday, December 1st: start Cemetery Road, Eastrea Road, Avenues, Guildenburg, Whittlesey Green, Eastfield Drive, Mill Road; Monday 2nd: starting brickyards, Peterborough Road, Church Street and all roads off Church Street; Tuesday 3rd: first night of Stonald Road, starting from Morton Fork end including all the roads off, up to Commons Road except Orchard Street; Wednesday 4th: starting at Commons Rd, rest of Stonald Road and all roads off; Thursday 5th: Bassenhally Road, all roads off including Cemetery Road, then Scaldgate, town end of Station Road; Saturday 7th: static on Market Place for extravaganza with Santa playing music and collecting; Sunday 8th: Otago Road, Birds Estate, Drybread Road; Monday 9th: Snoots Estate, Hallcroft Road, Park Lane, Horsegate; Tuesday 10th: Bellmans Road, Sycamore, Debdale; Wednesday 11th: Yarwells Headlands, Delph (from showground), Hemmerley Drive, Orchard Street; Thursday 12th: sweeper night if required to clear up any missed bits; Friday 13th: New Road from Hawthorn Drive including all roads off, Inhams Road, Station Road; Saturday 14th: static at Turves (Three Horseshoes) 3.30pm-4pm, Coates and Eastrea, finishing at Springfields and Nags Head.

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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

The Birth of Jesus, According to Matthew and Luke... Over the next few weeks we would like to encourage everyone to read the accounts of the birth of Jesus in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. These books are found in the New Testament section of the Bible. Be aware of all the characters in the accounts, those in the foreground and those in the background. Think about the differences between these two versions. There are shepherds in Luke but none in Matthew. There are wise men in Matthew but none in Luke. Where does the story begin and end? Is it Bethlehem or Nazareth? Why are there differences? What do they teach us? Matthew and Luke are two different writers writing for audiences with different backgrounds. Both are familiar with the Old Testament prophecies of the coming Messiah and make their choices as to which ones to include in their narrative. They do have a single purpose – to present to their readers the reality of the origins both human and divine of Jesus. Jesus is the Son of God as foretold by prophets, worshipped by angels, shepherds and wise men. His conception and birth come about because of the obedience to God’s call of two people, Mary and Joseph. People need to renew or discover that the Bible is a good book to read. May we encourage you to look up the opening chapters of the Gospels of Luke and Matthew and, perhaps also, the Gospel of St John chapter 1 verses one to 18. Read for yourselves the origin of Jesus, Son of Man and Son of God. So important is this time of year for us that it marks the beginning of the Church’s year. Advent is our New Year beginning on Sunday, December 1st. A time of preparation with candles, calendars and extra services. We invite you to share with us the Church’s celebrations on this joyful occasion. Details of Christmas services can be found on page 56 of this magazine. God bless and a Happy Christmas from Nigel, Mike, Roger and John 62

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Where Did We Go Wrong? It’s the privilege of those who have grown older to reminisce about harder, but better days; and the right of our youth to have a reason to hope for their future. However, neither group should leave it to others to make it happen, we all have a responsibility. Sadly, in almost every country we are witnessing political systems and law and order breaking down. In all ages and aspects of society there is a growing sense of fear and despair for our future. Many of our leaders appear incapable of truly listening to, and inspiring confidence and hope in those they lead. But we also have a responsibility not to be easily swayed by promises that have not been thought through or costed. As we approach Christmas, I cannot get away from the very clear message God gave to the world through the Angelic host on the day when Christ was born – ‘Peace on earth and goodwill to all humanity’. This message really does capture the heart of God. Almost every week I see people walk into my office experiencing anything but peace, then, as we work through the counselling sessions, I watch as fresh hope and peace begins to break through. The heart of God has never changed. No matter what confronts you today, God is waiting to bring you peace. You may not see bright lights or hear a heavenly choir, but as you truly reach out in your heart to him you will find the beginning of peace assuring you that God can take control if you let him. Join us on Sunday, December 22nd The Christmas Celebration at our church grows in popularity each year. There is something for every age group, dance, drama, puppets, children, youth, music, poetry and not to forget carols. Why not make plans to join us this year? 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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LADYMITH W.I. GETS READY FOR FESTIVAL Way back in March one of Whittlesey Ladysmith W.I’s members started work on the group’s entry for the Christmas Tree Festival at St. Mary's church.  Photo courtesy of RWT Photography

JULIE WINDLE IS RE-ELECTED PRESIDENT Miss Val Ware, Isle of Ely Federation chairman, was guest of honour at Whittlesey W. I’s annual meeting and presided over the re-election of the president Mrs Julie Windle for another year. A presentation of flowers was made to Mrs Sue Almond who was standing down as treasurer after nine years in the post. Mrs Windle thanked Mrs Almond for her dedicated and valuable service as treasurer. The Whittlesey Singers will be performing at the Christmas meeting on Tuesday, December 3rd, at 7.30pm. Visitors and new members are always welcome to attend. Further details from Mrs Windle on 01733 204445. Whittlesey W.I. meets at St. Andrew's Parish Hall on the first Tuesday evening of the month (except January) at 7.30pm.

MEMBERS LEARN ALL ABOUT SIR HARRY SMITH Coates W.I’s November annual meeting was followed by a talk on the life of Sir Harry Smith by Maureen Watson with members amazed at how long he managed to survive after fighting in battle after battle.

‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ has been a huge project and other members got out their knitting needles to lend a hand with their impressive efforts being displayed in the church on December 6th-8th. Members are also looking forward to their Christmas lunch at Parcs restaurant in Peterborough on December 11th. The next meeting is a Christmas party with a ‘Bring and Share’ supper, Secret Santa gift exchange, raffle and games and the competition will be gold. This will be on Tuesday, December 10th at 7.30pm in St. Andrew's Hall, Parkinsons Lane. More information on Ladysmith W.I. from Sue on 01733 205927, Liz on 0798 2854872 or on the group’s Facebook page.

CASH BOOST FOR YPCS The Young Peoples Counselling Service has been given a cash boost from the proceeds of The Letter B pub’s 10th annual charity bike ride which took place in July raising £4900… £500 of which came from Whittlesey Lions. The photo shows Bruce Roan, landlord of the Letter B, and Roger Boon, who helped organise the event, presenting the cheque to Leigh Meikle and Nicky Baker from YPCS. Photo courtesy of Frederick Ayley

December’s meeting will feature The Fenland Harmonica Guys and the competition will be silver. It will once again be held at Holy Trinity Church, Coates with a coffee morning with crafts on December 7th, from 10am-12 Noon. Guests and new members are always welcome. The group meets on the first Wednesday of the month (no meeting in January) at Coates Village Hall at 7.30pm. For more details contact Fiona on 01733 208516 or Jen on 01733 840376 64

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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 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

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Whittlesey Youth & Community Centre 15 Scaldgate, Whittlesey, PE7 1SD 01733 203624

Sports

Whittlesey Table Tennis Club Meets at Whittlesey Indoor Bowls Club. Chairman: Dr Peter Hau. Call 01733 808008 or 07554 624525 or email peter@hauforensics.com Fenland Archery Club Sir Harry Smith Community College Eastrea Road, Whittlesey, PE7 1XB www.fenland-archery.co.uk Whittlesey Cricket Club Sir Harry Smith Community College Eastrea Road, Whittlesey, PE7 1XB whittleseycricketclub@gmail.com www.whittlesey.play-cricket.com

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Whittlesey Street Pride Fred Mills (Chairman): 01733 202874 pongofred1@sky.com Peter Davies (Secretary): PeterDaviesGB@aol.com Whittlesey Ladysmith WI 01733 205927 Whittlesey WI 01733 202166 (Sandra Mina, Secretary) Whittlesey Royal British Legion Branch meetings: Ivy Leaf Club Gracious Street, Whittlesey, PE7 1AP Contact Ray Thrower: 0785 068 0785 March & District Model Railway Club The Rookswood Club, Rookswood, 27 West End March, PE15 8DP 01733 204997. Mike Wyldbore (Secretary): secretary@mdmrc.co.uk www.mdmrc.co.uk Whittlesey Lions Club Meet second Monday of month at 7.30pm at The Letter B, Church Street Whittlesey PE7 1DE. Contact Steve Palmer on 01733 351405 whittlesey.lions@ btinternet.com www.whittleseylions.org. uk or find us on Facebook. 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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Something a little different this month:

Centuries ? ? ? Quiz ? ? ? 1) If a person reaching 100 years of age is called a ‘centenarian’, what is a ‘super-centenarian’? 2) In which year did Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, pass away at the age of 101? 3) Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, has been the longest-living member of the British royal family. True or false? 4) Jeanne Calment is recognised as the oldest person to have ever lived, (and whose age has been independently verified). How old was she: 110, 117, 122 or 130? 5) What name was given to the Roman army officer who commanded a group of 100 men (80 legionaries and 20 servants and orderlies)? 6) Abbreviated to ‘cwt’, how much does a ‘hundredweight’ weigh? 7) Which is the longer distance, 100 yards or 100 metres, and by how much? 8) Identify the language where ‘one hundred’ is expressed as a) cento; b) einhundert; c) ett hundra; d) sto; e) cien. 9) What is the ‘FTSE 100’? 10) What curious name was given to the series of conflicts between England and France between 1337 and 1453?

The Sporty Bit... 11) Against which team did Geoff Boycott score his hundredth first class hundred? 12) Which English batsman has scored the most Test centuries? 13) Now known as Supersport Park, which country would play their home Test matches at Centurion Park? 14) When the All Blacks beat Japan in 1995 to record the highest ever World Cup rugby union score, how many points did they score, 110, 125 or 145? 15) Who is the only English rugby union player to have won over 100 caps? 16) Which two England players, recently in Japan for the World Cup, are nearing their century of caps? 17) Who has won the most caps for England at soccer, with 125? 18) There have been eight other England footballers who have won over 100 caps. Which two of these are currently managers, one in Scotland and the other in the Premiership? 19) How many balls do you need to score exactly 100 in a frame of snooker? 20) What incredible feat did Ronnie O’Sullivan achieve in March 2019, in the winning frame of the Players Championship snooker final? ANSWERS: 1) Someone reaching the age of 110, 2) 2002, 3) False, (Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, died aged 102 in 2004), 4) 122, 5) Centurion, 6) 112 pounds (50.8 kg.), 7) 100 metres (equivalent to 109.36 yards), 8a – Italian, b – German, c - Swedish, d – Polish, e – Spanish, 19) A stock market index comprising the top 100 capitalized UK companies listed on the London Stock Exchange, 10) ‘The Hundred Years War’, 11) Australia, 12) Alastair Cook, 13) South Africa, 14) They won 145 – 17, 15)Jason Leonard (with 119), 16) Ben Youngs, Dan Cole, 17) Peter Shilton, 18) Steven Gerrard (Rangers) and Frank Lampard (Chelsea), 19) 25, 20) He notched up his 1,000th century break!

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December Financial Planning by Eamonn Dorling

Among the turmoil of recent and year-long investment uncertainty there are some interesting patterns that look set to continue into 2020. We have been reminded that a weak £ helps some businesses and hinders others. The logic being that a weak £ makes UK made products and services cheaper for other countries to buy (generally) therefore exports tend to be cheaper and more attractive. So, there can be winners and losers. On the other hand, if a business needs materials, spares or capital equipment from abroad it might cost more thus increasing prices or reducing profit margins. At the time of writing tariffs on imports and exports have not been discussed in detail, but they have the effect of adding ‘friction’ to trade agreements although the proceeds could potentially provide other benefits or even increase competition to UK business – it is seldom straightforward. Climate change has implications for businesses locally and nationally over the medium to long term, what implications will there be on your personal financial plans? Pension and Investment funds tend to invest across a wide range of enterprises in the pursuit of good returns, but investments can go down as well as up, especially in the short term. With all this ‘stuff’ going on, some pulling or pushing in opposite directions, it is even more important to have a plan. A good starting point is to ensure there are adequate ‘safety nets’ in place to financially protect you if things go wrong. Next is to be clear what you are earning

an income for or what you want to do with the income you are receiving. Next is to understand whether this will change and if so how. At this point we can begin to formulate a plan with numbers on it! To explore the possibilities – seek the services of an Independent Financial Adviser. 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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A1 GUTTERS The Replacement Worktop Co. Give your kitchen a new look by replacing your worktops with our complete professional service with over 30 years experience. Specialist suppliers of: Quartz, Granite, Laminate, wood, Corian, Dekton

Call for free survey 01733 208444 07885107828 kevhollyoak@gmail.com

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Discovering Whittlesea Team!

All Roofing work undertaken Repaired & Replaced All colours supplied & fitted UPVC Facias & Soffits All repair work undertaken Local family business Please call for a free estimate

01480 877586 07393 942998 0800 1910467

The COMPUTER Man INDEPENDENT I.T. SPECIALIST Computer problems fixed | Laptops repaired Internet and network issues resolved Network cable installations | Server installations Network installations | Business call outs Home call outs | Maintenance & servicing And much, much more

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DECORATOR

SOFT FURNISHINGS

DECORATOR

P.C. Sibley Painter and Decorator Property Maintenance

Exterior & Interior Decorating Renewing Guttering Small Plumbing Jobs Patio Maintenance Gardening Over 20 years experience Free Quotations Fully Insured Apprentice trained

Angela Murray Bespoke Soft Furnishings & Curtains beautifully made for you, using your supplied fabrics.

J.B.DECORATING

Please call Angela on 07843 206840

Local decorator. No job too small. Friendly, reliable service.

angelamurraysf@hotmail.com

Mob: 07514 408849 paul.sibley2011@hotmail.co.uk ROOFING

Free quotations

BOILER INSTALLATIONS

For your decorating requirements interior and exterior

Call Justin 01733 705760 07835283234 HOMES & GARDENS

R E ROOFING

PVC ROOFLINE Fascia, Soffits & Cladding Window Boards & Guttering Dry Verge & Dry Vented Ridge Systems Lightweight Tiled Conservatory Roofs Conservatory Cleaning & Maintenance

With over 15 years experience at Ruckheat Limited we provide great quality workmanship and top customer service.

ALL REPLACED OR REPAIRED NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL 19 Godwit Close, Whittlesey PE7 1NZ

T 01733 808831 M 07388 781766

ELECTRICIAN

We specialise in gas, oil and LPG boiler installations and also install unvented cylinders Electrical & Property Maintenance • Electrician - Part P Registered • Plumbing

FREE ESTIMATES

GARETH DEWDNEY

07969 880 551

Serving Whittlesey and surrounding areas For more information M. 07825 301 299 | T. 01733 718 461 E: adam@ruckheatlimited.co.uk www.ruckheatlimited.co.uk

Kitchens & Bathrooms Carpentry • Tiling Garage Conversions General Property Maintenance Decorating FREE QUOTATIONS WHITTLESEY BASED

T: 01733 705969 M: 07742 916874 Email: mbinteriors70@hotmail.com

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PET GROOMING

SECOND HAND GOODS

Kay’s K9 Grooming

FURNITURE SHOP

A safe and friendly home environment in which your dogs, cats and small animals will be pampered, with only them in the grooming room

Treatments available include: Bath & Brush • De-shedding • De-matting Clipping & Styling • Pedicure (nails clipped and filed, pads moisturised with a hemp balm) Nail clipping • Ear Cleaning • Teeth Cleaning Fully qualified • Canine first aid trained Fully insured • Free health check on every visit Free consultation by appointment

Introduce a friend and receive 10% discount on your next visit (terms & condtions apply).

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AERIALS | ALARMS | CCTV

45 HIGH STREET, MARCH PE15 9JJ

TV Aerial Security & Electrical Contractors

We can arrange for our van to collect your items

 Digital TV Aerials  Freesat & Freesat HD  Digital Satellite Systems

Please telephone 01354 653857

 TV Mounting  Distribution Systems

OPENING TIMES: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm

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TO ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS HERE

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CALL 01778 421427 OR 07837 499061 PRICES START FROM JUST £19

01733 350400 www.fenlandelectrical.co.uk

Open from 8am-late and weekends

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DECORATOR

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Pete’s

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• Interior & Exterior • Wallpapering • Fence & Shed Painting • Property Maintenance • Male and female partnership

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• Space Planning • Mood Boards • Product Sourcing • Full Interior

Kitchens Joinery Home Improvements Windows / doors Patios Flooring and much more...

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DOG TRAINING

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:

SPECIALIST CLEANING

Soft Washing Roof Cleaning Driveway Cleaning Patio Cleaning Gutter Cleaning Chimney Sweeping

HOMES & GARDENS

Red Barn Interiors

Gary Mason

Installation of...

Kitchens Bathrooms • Bedrooms Tiling • Wood Flooring (solid wood and laminate)

Quality work at a realistic price References available • No job too small

T: 07340 727006 E: info@thruyourdogseyes.co.uk www.thruyourdogseyes.co.uk

www.mrcleverclean.com

WINDOWS & DOORS

HOMES & GARDENS

M Oglesby Installations

Homeworks by James

Tel: 01733736017

Tel: 01733 350993 Mob: 07732 261413 garymason65@hotmail.com (Whittlesey based)

ACCOUNTING

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE AND HANDYMAN SERVICES No job too small - Free Estimates

Quality uPVC Windows & Doors

Repair - Don’t replace

Full uPVC repair service including:

• MISTED UNITS • LOCKS • HINGES • HANDLES

Have you just moved into your new house? Do you need your locks replced? Are you a Landlord? Repairing could save you £££’s

01775 712973 / 07538 997460 E: moglesbyinstallations@googlemail.com

KITCHENS BATHROOMS PLUMBING PAINTING ELECTRICAL TILING PATIOS DECKING FLOORING GENERAL MAINTENANCE JAMES PILSWORTH

M 07796 567294 01733 202204 Email: homeworksbyjames@aol.com 79a West End, Whittlesey Peterborough PE7 1LR

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• Book-keeping and management accounts • Year-end accounts and tax administration • Personal and business tax planning • Payroll and VAT returns • Company formation and related secretarial work 10 Low Cross, Whittlesey Peterborough PE7 1HW www.calmaccounting.co.uk Email: admin@calmaccounting.co.uk

Tel: 01733 202707

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HOMES & GARDENS

PLUMBING & HEATING

GARDENER’S

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

David Wilson

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

CHIROPODIST

4 Pooley Way Yaxley, Peterborough PE7 3WH

T: 01733 244367 M: 07983 425484

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Registered Member of the Health and Care Professions Council

Home Visits Available By Appointment

Call 01733 568515 or 07884 243423 ROOF REPAIRS

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TAXI SERVICES

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AIRPORT, SEAPORT & EXECUTIVE TRAVEL

PETER HART UPVC

DOOR TO DESTINATION THROUGHOUT THE UK.

WINDOWS • DOORS • CONSERVATORIES SOFFITS • FASCIAS & GUTTERS

T: 01733 895986 M: 07704 273205 M: 07912 493030

www.brianhire.co.uk VACUUM CLEANER SERVICE

RE-ROOFING REPAIR SPECIALISTS Ridge Tiles Replaced & Repointed Tiles, Slates & Guttering Replaced Lead Work & Storm Damage Chimneys Repointed & Removed Roof Moss Removal No Job Too Small – Free Quotations

19 Godwit Close, Whittlesey PE7 1NZ

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Town Tyres Whittlesey

• New/Second Hand Tyres • Branded & Budget Tyres • Wheel Alignment • Balancing • Puncture Repair • Alloy Wheels • Mechanical Repairs • Exhausts • Brakes • Shock Absorbers/Suspension • Clutch • Batteries • Servicing • Call Out Available From £25 ALL SIZE CAR TYRES LIGHT, COMMERCIAL & 4X4 IN STOCK WE BUY TYRES & ALLOYS

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Sale Offers

Blue, White, Orange, Grey. Find something to catch your eye. Discounted prices are now available on brand-new models in stock, including over £15,000 saving on a new Touareg or £4,500 off the iconic Golf.

Utterly irresistible offers from Robinsons Volkswagen (Peterborough) Storeys Bar Road, Eastern Industry, Peterborough, PE1 5YS Telephone: 01733 312213 www.robinsonsvolkswagen.co.uk Find us on: /VolkswagenRobinsons

@Robinsons_VW

Available exclusively from Robinsons Volkswagen dealers between 1st November and 17 December, 2019. Selected models only. 18s+. Subject to availability and status. T&Cs apply. 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 and electric range 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 11/2019. 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 Volkswagen range model range in mpg (litres/100km): Combined 0 (0) – 217.3 (11.1). Combined CO2 emissions 0 – 205 g/ km.

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