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Issue 187 / February 2020

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE xxxxxx Introducing xxxxxxx D.T. Stoves: Your xxxxxx Local Stove and xxxxxxxxx Fireplace Specialist PAGE 13

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xxxxxx FACT Would Like xxxxxxx To Welcome You xxxxxx To Its Brand New xxxxxxxxx Community Hub PAGE 13

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Introduction

Welcome to Your February Issue. Inside Highlights

A very warm welcome (unlike the weather!) to our February issue. It’s at times like this that it really hits me just how quickly time is flying – was it really four years ago that we were reminding our ladies that this is a “Leap Year” and yes, you can traditionally, this year on February 29th, get down on one knee and propose to your loved one? (Get ready fellas!!!) What’s more, this month we’ve got Valentine’s Day on February 14th where we can all stoke those romantic fires, so let’s ignore all the rain and gales out there and cosy up inside and enjoy this month’s collection of features, advertisements and ideas brought together for you by our wonderful team.

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Last February I wrote about how the Media was being dominated by the Brexit talks. Today I’m writing this column as we approach January 31st when Britain finally exits the European Union. Whether you have been a Remainer or a Brexiteer I’m sure most of you will be pleased the whole saga has come to an end and we can now concentrate on working together to help the country flourish over the coming months and years. Let’s hope that the future will bring increased prosperity to the Fens so that this and future generations can look forward to enjoying safe and successful lives. Having been born locally but also having travelled extensively over the length and breadth of the country and abroad, I know that people from this area have a lot to offer, both in terms of ability but also in community spirit. I urge everyone to work together to ensure 2020 is the start of something good… onwards and upwards!

Andy

Copy deadline details:

Copy deadline for the February issue is Monday, 10th February 2020.

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4................ D.T. Stoves 6................ Gardening Tips for February 11................ SJW Home Packing Services 12.............. Steve Barclay MP 14-15....... Community Matters 16.............. Legal Advice from Fraser Dawbarns 20............. Kitchen Transformation 26............. Spotlight: Friendship Group 29............. Finance with Eamonn Dorling 34............. Recipe: Roast Chicken & Root Veg 36............. Toni Wilkes Acupuncture 40-41...... Win Two Tickets For Firedance! 42............. Whittlesey Dental Care 44............. Travel Guide with Ellie Cuthbert 46............. March Podiatry 48............. Shaws Of Maxey 49............. D7 Nail & Beauty Lounge 52............. Whittlesey Vets 54-55..... What’s On in February 56............. The Local Music Scene 59............. FACT Community Hub 60............. Puzzle Page for Kids 61.............. Whittlesey Citizenship Award 62............. Holly Jean Writes... 63............. The Puzzle Page – Valentine's Quiz 68............. Spotlight: 1st Whittlesey Scout Group 69............. Peterborough Phantoms 73-77..... Business Directory With thanks to:

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

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We believe that a home his family business, run by Dave should beand warm, friendly Alison, along with their two nieces, and Amy, has been and inviting and Zoe we offer established in a range of stoves and Market Deeping for six years, and is located at 58 High fireplaces Street. that will Thebring company believe that a and joy tofriendly your and inviting, so they homewarmth should be warm, offer homes, a range fitted of stoves by and our fireplaces that will bring warmth and joy to your home, fitted by qualified qualified professionals professionals. They also maintain and repair existing tofireplaces ensure they stoves, andwork chimneys to keep them running all year round, and especially during all-year-round.

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D.T. Stoves stock a wide range of stoves to suit all budgets and home designs. The multi-fuel range includes: ACR Heat Products, Chilli Penguin, Nordpeis, Varde Ovne, Yeoman, Esse, Cast Tec, Ekol, Saltfire, and Oak Stoves. Wood burning stoves are becoming increasingly popular and choosing wood as an energy source to heat your home is not only kinder to the environment, it’s also more cost-effective and reliable. The company support your new stove from start to finish; from helping you to choose the perfect stove, to installation, maintenance and repair, D. T. Stoves offers you the full package. With their services, you know your warmth and comfort are in safe hands. Dave oversees the installations, and their HETASregistered installers give you peace of mind with expert service, and at a competitive price.

of wood-burning and multi-fuel stoves, D. T. Stoves has successfully handled most types of building work that are needed when a stove is installed, including brickwork and plastering. If you have any concerns about your chimney, using their CCTV camera, the company can inspect it for you and advise you whether it is safe to use or whether any repairs are needed. They encourage all clients to have chimneys cleaned and maintained on a yearly basis. Much of D.T. Stoves’ work is carried out on recommendation and their showroom has more than thirty stoves on display, with some in working order, from ten different manufacturers. All stoves supplied are 2022 compliant with government regulations, with clear regard to harmful emissions into the atmosphere.

So, why not visit the reliable experts for affordable stove installation and maintenance? D.T. Stoves will provide you with extensive and impartial advice Fireplaces also need to be considered, and D.T. INSTALLATION, REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE SOLID FUEL STOVES and services toFOR suit your requirements. Stoves know that when you buy and install a new “Old or new, we can help make your house stove, it doesn’t always fit your current set-up. a home!” 58the High Street, Market Peterborough PE6 8EB That’s why they offer full package, includingDeeping, To find out more about their services and range of chimney repairs, fireplace new hearth 01778 218removal 269 | and dtstoves@hotmail.co.uk | www.dtstoves.co.uk products, visit today or call 01778 218 269. installation. With experience of installing hundreds

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February Gardening Tips It’s hard to believe that February heralds the end of the winter months and welcomes the beginning of spring! As I write this, we are yet to see any harsh winter weather, apart from the copious amounts of rain we witnessed in December. However, February can bring some harsh, cold conditions, but also the odd spring-like days, and hopefully you will find some time to complete any winter digging and preparing the beds ready for planting in the following months. Remove any weeds that have managed to grow and add manure or homemade compost to the soil, if you haven’t already done so, and then cover in black plastic, cloches or polytunnels, which will help warm up the soil. If you intend to grow leafy brassicas, such as kale, cabbages, cauliflowers etc, add lime to the soil a few weeks prior to planting and allow the rain to wash it into the soil, then before planting add some fish, blood and bone, raking it into the topsoil. Regards planting, the dilemma is whether to sow and plant early or wait until the weather is warmer and more reliable. It might be best to do a bit of both so you might have some earlier harvested veg. You could plant out some broad beans or peas if the ground isn’t frozen, protecting them with cloches if the weather is very cold, and garlic and shallot sets should be planted out this month. A good idea for sowing peas is to use lengths of plastic guttering: half fill them with good quality seed compost and sow the seeds about two inches apart, cover with compost, water and keep in a light spot under cover. Seeds that can be planted indoors or under cover; broad beans, Brussels, leeks, onions, salad leaves, tomatoes, peas, spinach, summer cabbage, sprouting broccoli – to name but a few. It really is the last time you can winter prune fruit trees as they should still be dormant, any later and if it is mild, they will be starting to move into growth. As they are still dormant bare-rooted fruit trees can still be planted and autumn fruiting raspberries pruned What could be tastier than a rhubarb crumble made with fresh pink rhubarb? If your rhubarb crowns show signs of activity, now is an excellent time to force an early sweet harvest by covering with a big bucket. All of your seed potatoes for the year should have been purchased by the end of this month and spread out in egg boxes or seed trays for “chitting” in a cool light room, it is recommended to remove all but three of the “chits” as it is believed that this produces larger potatoes. Other jobs for February include: • Remove any dead leaves from spread mould and mildew. • Make sure winter cabbages, cauliflowers and broccoli are netted against hungry pigeons, whose food supply is a little short at this time of year. • Prune autumn raspberry canes by cutting right down to the ground barerooted fruit trees can still be planted but this will be your last opportunity • Feed and mulch fruit trees and bushes • Winter prune currants, blackberries, hybrid berries, gooseberries • The compost heap might benefit from a bit of attention. Rake it through with a fork to aerate it, add water if it seems dry and then recover it to keep it warm.

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CHANGE IS IN THE AIR – By Steve Barclay MP

The arrival of the new decade has been accompanied by a new Parliament, breaking free of the frustrating gridlock of recent years following the General Election. Parliament feels very different, in particular with a new Speaker and so many new faces on the green benches. There is clarity of purpose where before there was stalemate. As I write this at my desk in 9 Downing Street, home to the Department for Exiting the European Union, we know we will be leaving in a matter of days on January 31st. The legislation has been approved by the House of Commons. Job done for the teams of officials who support me and fellow Ministers. Rarely will occupants of Downing Street have left in such positive circumstances. 

A new year is also the time we start up our planning in the constituency office for our annual Read to Succeed campaign. I loved reading as a child and see it as the gateway for local children to progress. It is a source of great pride that the Bishop of Ely, local councillors of different politics, and so many businesses and residents support our literacy scheme, and I will continue to work with local schools and libraries to deliver more books. A benefit of the General Election campaign was having more time at home after a busy year, which involved a lot of travel to European capitals as part of our negotiations. Our family dog seemed to enjoy the extra walks too!  2020 will bring new challenges and opportunities for us all. May I wish you a happy New Year, and a wonderful new decade. 

Getting Brexit done has mattered to our constituency in particular as so many people locally supported leaving. I have always felt it was important that their vote was acted upon. Yet my own family had different views on Brexit as did so many others. So, a positive outcome for the new decade will be the ability for us all to move on, to other priorities, like improving local transport, investing in the NHS, and securing better sports and arts facilities in our area.

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Matters SHARE YOUR VIEWS ON PLAN FOR FENLAND’S FUTURE

Investing in property and developing councilowned land to generate income and protect key services has been put at the heart of Fenland District Council’s plan to improve the quality of life for local communities. The launch of a commercial and investment strategy to meet future savings challenges is a key part of the council’s draft business plan 2020/21, which sets out the projects and services it will deliver across the district over the next 12 months. A project to transform the council’s customer services, utilising technology to enable residents to access services 24/7, is another fundamental element of the draft plan, which has been approved for public consultation by the council’s cabinet. Residents are now being urged to read the plan and take part in the consultation which runs until February 3rd. It asks for views on the plan as well as the council’s budget proposals, which explain how the authority will manage its finances. Cllr Chris Boden, leader of Fenland District Council, described the plan as “ambitious” in its aspirations to meet the needs and priorities of local people. He said: “Public sector austerity has now continued for over a decade. Since 2010, we have made savings of almost £10 million, and must make a further saving of £1.65 million by 2023/24. The challenge remains to deliver good quality services that our residents need and want, whilst investing in services and projects that help the district to grow.” He added: “Our plan affects everyone. That’s why it’s important for the people of Fenland to have their say and tell us if they agree with our proposed priorities. Their views will help us shape the final business plan and budget proposals which will be considered by cabinet and council on February 20th.”

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COUNCIL UP FOR NATIONAL AWARD Fenland District Council is in the running for a prestigious national award recognising its multisector partnership approach to strengthening and supporting local communities. The council has been shortlisted in the coveted 2020 Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards, which celebrate the best of local government innovation and service delivery. A finalist in the community involvement category, the council has been recognised for its work with the diverse communities forum, a cross-sector partnership aimed at supporting local areas facing challenges linked with migration such as poor housing conditions, exploitation, language barriers and discrimination. Community involvement has been crucial in engaging hard-to-reach groups and delivering projects improving the quality of life for both current and future communities. Projects, funded with nearly £2.2 million of funding secured by Fenland District Council from the Government’s controlling migration fund since February 2017, have tackled migration challenges from all angles, focusing on enforcement, pastoral care, cohesion and integration as well as research to enable the DCF prepare and adapt to future needs. The local authorities shortlisted for awards will now complete presentations and interviews to a specific judging panel made up of senior and influential figures within local government. LGC editor Nick Golding said: “The councils that have been shortlisted for an LGC Award are among the most innovative – and their innovation helps provide the best services for residents, despite local government facing ongoing financial constraint. “The officers and councillors of shortlisted councils deserve enormous credit for thinking of new ways to deliver the best services, ensuring vital services thrive, benefiting everyone who uses them.” The winners of the LGC Awards will be announced at a ceremony on March 18th, 2020, at Grosvenor House, London.

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

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 2020. Councillors present on Saturday, February 1st will be: Councillor Kay Mayor (District & Town Councillor) Councillor Victoria Lang-Whiston (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.

WHITTLESEY EMERGENCY FOOD AID (WEFA) OVERWHELMED BY GENEROSITY The team at WEFA have thanked the many businesses, schools, shops, community groups, families and individuals for their overwhelming support in the run up to Christmas. The generous donations of food items, gifts and financial contributions enabled WEFA to provide up to fifty food hampers to those who would have otherwise struggled over the Christmas period. Special thanks go to the Whittlesey Round Table which funded the purchase of two brand new upright freezers enabling WEFA to store a greater variety of food. Marija Lysak, from WEFA, said: “Local people have been extremely generous and absolutely amazing, whilst we can’t mention everyone by name in this article, we say a huge thank you to them all.” A selection of those who contributed in some way were Jamie Keshwara, on behalf of the local Nisa stores who gave generous supplies of tinned and packet items for the Christmas Hampers, Sir Harry Smith Community College, Alderman Jacobs School, Slimming World (Whittlesey), Ladysmith W.I, McCain Foods, Smurfit Kappa, Gas Design Utilities Ltd, U3A, Manor Packaging (who gave the boxes for the hampers), S.R.P Produce Ltd, Whittlesey Table Tennis Club, Freemasons (Whittlesey division), Whittlesey Tangent group, and Deborah Slater who provided gifts to accompany the food hampers through her separate Christmas appeal. Brand new this year are the distinctive bright orange food donation containers that can now be found in both Nisa stores at Broad Street and Victory Avenue and the Co-op. Their vibrant colour and logo on the front means they are easily identifiable to anyone that wishes to donate any food items to WEFA. Items are collected regularly and distributed to those families and individuals experiencing food poverty in the Whittlesey catchment area. Alternatively, items can be brought directly to Whittlesey Christian Church. The purchase of the food containers was made possible by a grant from the Glassmoor Local Environment Fund which covered the entire cost of the project. If you would like to know more about WEFA please contact Brian or Marija at the Whittlesey Christian Church in Broad Street which is the storage, admin and distribution centre, on 01733 752093, email admin@whittlesey.cc or just pop in.

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A Helping Hand Through Your Workplace Injury Claim BY NEIL JOHN, PARTNER, CIVIL LITIGATION

If you are injured at work, your injury is only one of the things you have to worry about. You may be concerned about being disloyal to your employer and may even be anxious about speaking to a solicitor because you are worried that once you do, you will be pressured into making a claim. Even if you aren’t sure about whether you will pursue a claim, there are certain things you can do after an injury which will make your life easier in case you decide to make a claim later. Straight after your injury, you should contact the first aider at your workplace for immediate treatment and you should also visit a doctor or hospital if necessary. Getting treatment for your injury should always be your primary concern. You should report the injury to your colleagues and manager so that any potential hazards can be made safe but also so that there is a record that the injury took place. As part of this process you should make sure that the incident is recorded in your workplace’s accidents book. If your employer won’t record your injury, you should make a written request. Having a copy of this in your personal email account’s sent items will be evidence that you have tried to report the accident. We recommend that you keep records of how your injury has affected you. This should include photographs of your injuries as well as a diary of pain and any ailments stemming from your injury. Keeping track of any expenses and losses caused by your injury is very helpful if you decide to pursue a claim. This can include loss of earnings, costs of care and much more. You should also be aware that you are only able to make a claim within three years of the accident or

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Using Pensions To Fund Retirement by Eamonn Dorling

There are two basic types of pension – defined benefit (sometimes called final salary), and defined contributions (money purchase). The former is usually less risky and more generous, and this month I am considering the more common type (money purchase) where you accumulate as much as possible then decide what to do with it when retirement beckons. Contributing to a pension during a working career makes good sense because of the tax advantages, if an employer contributes also – even better, and if the investment fund is well selected the eventual fund available for later life may provide several options. Flexible access Under current legislation an individual is no longer forced along the annuity route where your pot of money buys a pension for the rest of your life (sometimes with the option of a spouse’s benefit). There are situations where this could be the best option, but many people like to consider other options. Twenty-five percent of the fund can be taken tax free in most circumstances. The remaining fund may also be taken or a combination of income and a lump sum. If a large taxable lump sum is taken, the tax implications can be eye wateringly expensive. A better plan might be to take what you actually need rather than what you would like – this can utilise tax thresholds much more efficiently and may be spread over a number of tax years. The problem is that some providers of pensions do not allow the flexibility required to plan properly – so the plan (or plans) need to be moved to an arrangement that can deliver

your requirements. There is also a consideration regarding death benefits, I have seen plans that only refund the employee’s own contributions rather than the total fund value to a surviving spouse – a better arrangement would return the entire fund tax free. Another consideration might be the passing on of any unused fund value to further generations – this is possible in some arrangements but not in others. My message this month is: If you are struggling to understand how your finances will pan out in retirement – speak with a specialist 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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1 Preheat the oven to 200ºC (gas mark 6). 2 Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the chicken for two minutes on each side. Transfer to a large roasting tin with all the vegetables and stir in the thyme, honey and Worcestershire sauce. 3 Bake for thirty minutes then drain most of the excess juice and reserve. Bake for a further ten minutes before serving with the reserved juice as gravy. 4 Enjoy!

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he NHS Health Check is a national programme offering a health check-up every five years to adults in England aged 40 to 74 without a pre-existing cardiovascular condition. One of the largest prevention programmes of its type in the world, it is designed to help prevent and detect early signs of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, type 2 diabetes and dementia. As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions. An NHS Health Check helps find ways to lower the risk. If you are in the 40-74 age group without a preexisting condition, you should have an NHS Health Check every five years.

confirmed and it was agreed he would return after three months to see if the changes in lifestyle he was implementing would improve his results enough to avoid medication. Andy returned after three months to find his GP happy as he confirmed his cholesterol had reduced to a healthier level and he had lost 9.1kg, meaning he would not need medication – just to continue with what he was doing! Andy said: “Everyone Health provided a very beneficial and good service, a worthwhile visit that has turned things around for me.” How can you get involved? You can make an appointment for your NHS Health Check by: Tel: 03330 050093 Email: eh.changepointcambs@nhs.net www.everyonehealth.co.uk/cambs

Everyone Health delivers these important checks in local community clinics across Cambridgeshire, you will find us in libraries, community centres, at local events, church halls, pop-up shops in town centres – we also deliver in workplaces. The check takes about 20-30 minutes. You will meet with a trained professional who will check your blood pressure and cholesterol, they will record your height, weight, age, gender and ethnicity. You’ll also be asked some simple questions about your family history and choices that may put your health at risk. Once you’ve had your NHS Health Check, your results will be discussed with you and you’ll be given personalised advice on how to maintain or improve your health which will help you lower your risk of developing any of the conditions screened for. Andy H, who had an NHS Health Check at our Pop-up Shop in Huntingdon earlier this year, was informed his cholesterol was high and would need to visit his GP for discussion and medical advice about how this could affect him. Andy also took advice away with him from the Everyone Health practitioner about changes he could implement in the meantime to improve his health & lifestyle. At the GP appointment after a further blood test Andy’s results from the NHS Health Check were 38

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Pairing together professionally for the first time, Strictly Come Dancing’s Gorka Marquez and Karen Hauer are sure to set temperatures soaring with their brand-new Latin spectacular, FIREDANCE, that is coming to Peterborough New Theatre on March 25th and the Cambridge Corn Exchange on April 4th. Expect the sequins and feather boas to make way for hot pulsing beats, seductive choreography and passionate performances that will take your breath away! With an incredible live band featuring Latin musicians and a dynamic dance ensemble performing Argentine Tango, Flamenco, Contemporary, Paso Doble, Samba and Salsa, audiences can expect an amazing show of fresh and exciting dance from two of the world’s finest. Born in Venezuela and having grown up in New York from the age of ten, Karen joined the series in 2012 and has been partnered with household names including Westlife's Nicky Byrne, The ‘Hairy Biker’ Dave Myers, Mark Wright, Jeremy Vine, Will Young, and Sunday Brunch chef, Simon Rimmer. In 2019 Karen reached the semi-finals of the series with comedian Chris Ramsey.

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Gorka’s flair for dancing started from a very young age. Originally from Bilbao, Spain, he attended Ballroom and Latin dance classes from the age of eleven. Gorka has continuously displayed outstanding talent and charisma in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 series. His debut saw him paired with EastEnders star, Tameka Empson. In 2018 he was partnered with TV star, Katie Piper, after having waltzed Alexandra Burke to the final the previous year, and 2019 saw him partner real-life partner Gemma Atkinson on the Christmas Day special. Tickets are available from firedancelive.co.uk but here at Discovering Magazines, we are giving away a pair of tickets for your choice of either the Peterborough or Cambridge show! All you need to do to enter is answer this question: Who is the real life partner of Gorka Marquez? Please email your answers to Claire at sales@discoveringmagazines.co.uk or post your answers to Discovering Magazines, 1-2 Benwick Road, Whittlesey, Peterborough PE7 2HD (please don’t forget your contact details). Closing date is 29th February 2020. Good luck!

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How does a Dental Implant work? A dental implant is an artificial root made of titanium to which a fabricated crown, bridge or denture is attached. When a missing tooth is replaced with an implant the bone actually grows around the implant (osseointegration) making a strong foundation for a restoration. This way a replacement tooth can function like a real tooth making it easier to eat, talk and smile with confidence.

Implant procedure Before the treatment begins adequate anaesthetic is given to make the procedure comfortable for you. The bone is then drilled to accept the implant, the implant is then placed in the bone and a healing cap is then attached. After this phase of the procedure the bone is then fused to the implant. Once the implant is integrated with bone the healing cap is then replaced with abutment which sits above the gum line. Whether you are getting an implant to replace a single tooth or

multiple implants for a bridge or to support a denture, dental implants have a natural feel and function offering you a long term solution for missing teeth.

Implant Supported Denture Having loose dentures can be embarrassing and uncomfortable. An implant supported denture ensures the denture is stabilised. An implant is an artificial root made of titanium that fuses to the bone enabling the denture to be held in place.

Types of Implant Supported Dentures Removable: can be removed for cleaning and are available in different styles – bar retained or ball retained, or locator retained. Fixed: screw fixed dentures – only removed by a dentist. For more information please ring the surgery to arrange a free consultation with Dr. Gali.

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Travel

Top Reasons to Book Your Holiday Early

By Ellie Cuthbert

Marketing & Admin Assistant

As the festive season has come to an end and the winter weather is well and truly upon us, now is the time to visualise yourself unwinding on a sandy cove, discovering exotic cultures or exploring spectacular landmarks. There are several reasons for why the start of the new year is the perfect time to book your next getaway. Here are just a few… • With high demands for booking a family break in the school holidays, booking early is the best way to grab your getaway before prices rise. You’ll also get the best chance of enjoying free child places and low deposits, with the best pick of the hotels and destinations on offer. • Booking early means more choice. Be first in line and have your trip tailored to your needs, getting first dibs on your destination, room type, flight times and departure airports. If you’re planning a family break, then it may be trickier to get exactly what everyone wants from a holiday if you don’t leave time to tick off everyone’s requirements. The more time you have to find the perfect accommodation and plan your itinerary, the more likely you are to please the whole family. What’s more, tickets for excursion trips are limited so the sooner you nab your spot, the better.

• Booking just after Christmas doesn’t have to break the bank. Many of our tour operators offer lower priced deposits at the start of the year, meaning you only have to worry about paying a small deposit up front, allowing you to settle the balance at a later date. January/February is also the time to grab the best deals with fantastic savings for your next getaway. Why not kick your year off with something to look forward to? Being independent we can package together anything you desire worldwide, dealing with a wide range of suppliers. All our staff have extensive experience in travel and have worked on our high street for many years. Let us do the hard work for you; we search thousands of low-cost flights, hotels and transfers to ensure you receive the best holiday at the best price, and we aim to beat any high street or online quote. Get in touch with the team today, we’re open seven days a week in January. For your chance to WIN a seven-night cruise, visit www.holidaywithus.co.uk.

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Treat your Loved One to a Relaxing Therapy this Valentine’s Day

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hat better way to show you care than to give a gift that will make your loved one feel wonderful! Treat your loved one to a relaxing reflexology treatment, or one of our many types of massage therapy this year for Valentine’s Day.

These treatments are the perfect way to balance the demands of a busy life, to aid relaxation and improve well-being. They are also great for stress relief. Reflexology is a non-invasive, natural, relaxing and enjoyable form of pressure therapy which is great for everyone. It involves massage and compression being applied to the reflex points on your feet, hands or face. These points make up a mini-map of the whole of your body including each organ, gland and body part. During reflexology you can tell exactly which reflex points feel out of balance and which parts of your body they relate to. The point of the treatment is to tease out blockages, thus returning your body to its optimum condition.

mobility; it can dramatically reduce stress and ease tension. Massage can help to reduce headaches/ migraines, cramps and spasms, and massage is also said to improve the immune system. We offer Aromatherapy massage, which uses organic essential oils, and Swedish massage, which blends various techniques, to address the specific needs of the client. Sports massage therapy is used to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Plus, where minor injuries and lesions occur, due to overexertion and/or overuse, massage can break them down quickly and effectively.

We offer a wide range of massage therapies that involve the systematic and manual manipulation of the body’s soft tissue for therapeutic purposes, promoting health and well-being.

Pregnancy massage is available after the first trimester; it can help to reduce anxiety, back and leg pain, improve sleep, and decrease the levels of the stress hormones. Regular massage sessions throughout pregnancy are a great way to relieve these problematic physical symptoms of pregnancy.

The benefits of massage include improved circulation to the massaged area and stimulated muscles. This can help to improve flexibility and

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Ready for a new way to travel?

Try Shaws of Maxey, your local coach operator Would you like to try something new in 2020 - and maybe visit some new destinations? Perhaps it’s time to consider travelling by coach! When was the last time that you stepped on board? Gone are the days of a bumpy ride to the same old destinations and a singalong on the way home. Today’s passengers expect luxury and that’s what they get. Modern coaches cost around £250,000 and, once you step on board, you’ll soon see why. On these touring coaches, you’ll find more legroom than on most planes or trains, a well-stocked refreshment station, a toilet for your convenience, reclining seats, air suspension … the list goes on. And we’ve not even mentioned the scenic views from the panoramic windows! With almost one hundred years of experience behind us, you can rest assured that we know the best routes to get you to your destination, as quickly and as safely as possible, and where to find the most spectacular scenery along the way.

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Coach travel is “a one-stopshop”. We offer over thirty-five convenient pick-up points for our day trips, and for our coach holidays, we’ll actually collect you from your door! You don’t have to worry about carrying your luggage, airport parking, sat-nav, security queues or online check-in. Travelling with us could not be easier … book, pick-up, enjoy, repeat! But where will you go? Well don’t worry, we’ve got some great suggestions. How many of the UK’s beautiful islands have you visited? With stunning coastlines and lots of wildlife, you don’t have to travel far to experience the tranquillity of island life. Take the Scilly Isles, described as “jewels of white sand in a crystal sea” or the Isle of Arran, described as “Scotland in Miniature”, thanks to its ever-changing coastline and dramatic mountain peaks. You’ll feel like you’re a million miles away and yet, travelling there by coach has been a breeze! Closer to home, and from as little as £10pp, you can spend the day in

“The drivers and tour guides were excellent.” Nottingham; have you ever explored the hidden maze of medieval caves beneath the city? And how many of the UK’s top attractions have you ticked off? There’s Windsor Castle, The Shard, Tower of London, Bletchley Park, The Silverstone Experience, the RHS Flower Shows and so much more... we’ll drop you right where you need to be to enjoy a great day out!

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Nail & Beauty Lounge, of Whittlesey, is a fully accredited training academy offering nail and beauty courses.

The Lovells Court-based centre is set to announce some new workshops and also offers one-to-one refresher courses. All dates are available on its Facebook page. Courses will be held at D7’s new dedicated training room and will run on a weekly basis. D7 will be hosting lash and nail art workshops, training everything from nails to lashes and complete beauty courses so you are qualified to set up a business straight away. Why not treat yourself to a fabulous beauty treatment at D7 Nail & Beauty Lounge. Its calm and soothing atmosphere is the perfect place to forget about your daily stresses. Relax and indulge your senses with one of its many beauty treatments.

Beauty treatments include: facial; waxing; makeovers; nail treatments; eyelash extensions; and pamper parties.

D7’s experienced beauticians are passionate about what they do. Whether you want to look your best on your wedding day or want a refreshed, glowing look for a special date, you count on them for a fabulous experience.

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The 16-year-olds have been playing national tournaments since they were twelve and they are now keen to participate in European and World Squash tournaments, however these events have to be funded so their mother Caroline Muckle has launched a fund-raising campaign. She said: “Both Thomas and Oliver play at a very high level and have represented the East Region in team matches. Thomas has been both the county champion and regional champion in Under 11s, Under 13s and Under 15s. Both have attended England Squash Aspire programme with Thomas attending the England Squash Potential programme. “As parents we have supported our sons to succeed in a sport they are truly passionate about and would very much like to be able to enter them in the Dutch Junior Squash Open 2020, with your support we can and it would truly be an amazing experience for both Thomas and Oliver. We are aiming to raise a minimum of £1500 to cover match entry, flights and accommodation.” There’s a link for a JustGiving page and also an easyfundraising page which people can sign up for free of charge and every time they shop, a small percentage will be donated directly to the cause. Visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ ramsaysquash If you’re booking your 2020 holidays, you can use #easyfundraising. More than 250 travel retailers will make donations to Thomas and Oliver - fundraising for Dutch Junior Open 2020. Visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk/ causes/ramsaysquash/?utm_campaign=raisemore%26utm_medium=social%26utm_ source=facebook%26utm_content=nt-t-f FE BR U A R Y 2 0 2 0


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Pets’ Corner

The Importance of Preventative Care by Whittlesey Veterinary Centre

We all want our pets to be healthy and happy and to enjoy a good quality of life. By having regular health check-ups, you will be doing everything you can to ensure this, even if you feel your pet is well, helping to reduce the chances of disease or illness. Sometimes something small may be picked up before it becomes a bigger problem making it easier to treat successfully. Most pets will have a yearly physical examination when they have their vaccinations, but we also recommend at least another check-up during the year. Examination of their eyes, ears, mouth, teeth, skin and coat etc. can tell us a lot about your pet’s health. Advice can also be given on how you can prevent future problems occurring, e.g. looking after their teeth, keeping them at a healthy bodyweight, providing them with the correct amount of exercise, treating them for parasites and keeping their claws in good health. Whittlesey Veterinary Centre now offers a Pet Health Plan, allowing you to provide your pet with the preventative care they require at a reduced cost, plus an added bonus of being able to spread the cost. By joining our new Pet Health Plan your pet will benefit from preventative treatments and services at discounted prices that are payable via a monthly direct debit, spreading the costs over the year for you. 52

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What treatments and services are included in the Pet Health Plan? Dogs and Cats • Annual vaccinations, including Kennel Cough for dogs and Feline Leukaemia for cats • Flea and worm treatments • Microchipping or a £10 discount on any diet if already microchipped. • Claw clipping • Emptying anal glands • Biannual veterinary nurse health examination • 10 percent off dentistry or neutering • 5% off Vetsure Pet Insurance Rabbits • Annual vaccinations, including Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic disease. Excluding VHD2 • Fly strike preventative product provided once annually • Microchipping or £10 discount on any diet if already microchipped • Claw clipping • Biannual veterinary nurse health examination • 10% off dentistry or neutering For more information or to sign up contact us at the surgery via Telephone: 01733 685514 or email: info@whittleseyvets.co.uk FE BR U A R Y 2 0 2 0


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What’s On

February 2020 1st Charity Night in aid of the Cancer Wellness Centre at March United Services Club PE15 9AN. Featuring DJ Pounds and DJ Lombarz, The Groovy Gang and Scooted 'n' Booted. From 9pm-late. Tickets are £5.

23rd Stardust Circus at March Community Centre PE15 8LE. Comedy, magic, circus acts and so much more! Super half term fun! One show only at 3pm. Tickets: adults £12, children £10. To book now please call 07752 218805.

2nd Indoor car boot at The Ivy Leaf Club, Whittlesey, from 6pm-12pm. £5 per table to be booked in advance by calling 01733 202579. Limited spaces. Refreshments will be available.

23rd March Con Club Quiz! The longest-running quiz night in March! From 7.30pm. £2 per person. All welcome!

5th Age UK Community Hub at March Library, from 10am-12pm. 3rd Open Mic with Stacey at The Bluebell, Werrington, 8.30pm.

24th Bingo Night at The Sportsman, Chatteris. Eyes down at 7.30pm. For more information, please visit our Facebook page. @thesportsmanchatteris or visit www.sportsmanchatteris.com

4th Acoustic Open Mic with Graham Cleaver at The Millstone, Barnack, from 8pm.

26th Strength and Balance Class with Active Fenland and Let’s Get Moving Cambs, at Whittlesey Indoor Bowls Club, from 11am-1.30pm.

6th Acoustic Session with Dave B at Mama Liz's, Stamford, 8pm.

26th Age UK Community Hub at Wisbech Library, 1.30pm-3.30pm.

6th Lamb and Flag Open Mic, Welney, from 8pm.

26th Age UK Community Hub at Chatteris Library, 10am- 12pm.

7th Strength and Balance Class with Active Fenland and Let’s Get Moving Cambs, at The Wisbech Oasis Centre, from 10.30am-1pm.

26th Backroom Acoustic Evening at The Ale House, Ramsey, with the Boatmen, from 8pm.

7th Fun Night at The Ivy Leaf Club, in the bar, starting from 7pm - a bit of bingo, bit of Karaoke, a raffle, cabaret from the man they call ‘G’ as seen on the TV from 9pm. Non-members welcome but are to pay £1 per person at the bar. Children to leave the bar by 9pm.   10th Bingo Night at The Sportsman, Chatteris. Eyes down at 7.30pm. For more information, please visit our Facebook page @thesportsmanchatteris or visit www.sportsmanchatteris.com 10th Age UK Community Hub at Whittlesey Library, 10am-12pm.  10th Talbot Inn Open Mic, Stilton, from 8.30pm with Tim Newcombe. 

27th Blue Boar Open Mic with Graham Cleaver, at The Blue Boar, Eye, from 8pm. 28th Whisky Bar Acoustic Sessions with The Boatmen, at The Boat Inn from 8pm.  28th Killer Darts & Pool in the bar of The Ivy Leaf Club – homemade chilli con carne & jacket potatoes on sale if you’re hungry. 29th The Old Nene Golf and Country Club's Wedding Show. Free entry! From 11am-3pm. Wedding dresses, decor, photography, cakes, music, DJs and more. For more information please visit www.theoldnene.co.uk or phone 01487 815622.

12th Backroom Acoustic Evening at The Ale House, Ramsey, with the Boatmen, from 8pm.

Regular Local Events

12th Quiz Night at The Ivy Leaf Club, from 7pm. Teams of no more than six people, £5 per team (or £1 each for smaller teams). There will also be a raffle and if you’re hungry it’s curry night!

20Twenty We currently run three theatre groups which perform musical theatre, acting, singing and dancing. All groups will perform at least one main show each year alongside other community performances including March GER Christmas Cracker, St George’s Fayre and our fundraising events. The first session is always a free introductory session to provide your child with a chance to decide if they believe they will enjoy being a member. The Youth Theatre sessions run during school term time at March Town Hall as follows: • Double Act – Ages six to 11. Tuesdays, 5pm-6.30pm. Cost £4 per session. • All-Stars – School years seven & eight, Thursdays, 5pm-7pm. Cost £5 per session. • Boundless – School years nine to 13. Tuesdays, 7pm-9pm. Cost £5 per session.

14th Folk Club at The Falcon, Whittlesey, from 8pm. 14th Strength and Balance Class with Active Fenland and Let’s Get Moving Cambs, at March Library from 10.30am-1pm.  17th Strength and Balance Class with Active Fenland and Let’s Get Moving Cambs, at The King Edward Centre, Chatteris, from 9.30am-12pm.  18th The Boat Inn Open Mic, from 8.45pm with The Boatmen.  19th We’re going Speed Dating in the function room of The Ivy Leaf Club, from 7pm. Are you single? Then pop along and join us, you never know, you may find that someone special! £3 on the door, small buffet for an after chat. 22nd Morning Glory (Oasis tribute band) at the Crown Public House, Outwell, 9pm start. 22nd Karaoke at The Ivy Leaf Club, in the bar, from 8pm. Nonmembers welcome but to pay £1 per person at the bar. 23rd The Glasshouse Sessions with Host Paul Biggins, from 2pm, at The Key Theatre, Peterborough.  23rd Indoor car boot at The Ivy Leaf Club, from 6pm-12pm. £5 per table, to be booked in advance by calling 01733 202579. Limited spaces. Refreshments available. 54

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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.

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February 2020 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. Glee Club Jess Davis runs a high energy group on a Wednesday evening at March Town Hall from 5pm- 6.30pm. If you love dancing to great songs, then this is a group for you. The cost is just £2.50 with the activity suitable for those aged 10-19. 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. 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. 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.

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aving mastered the techniques of tuning, finger placement for chord patterns, strumming, plucking and rhythm, it may be time for the creative juices to flow. The writing process, whether just a solo instrumental piece or a full blown multi track chart contender, usually involves some structured thinking and multiple rework of phrases and riffs. It is rare for any composer to sit down and complete a song in a single take and some songs may even sit on the back burner waiting for additional inspiration for weeks. The age-old question that performers of original music are always asked by friends and during interviews ‘What comes first the words or the music?’ is a reminder of how complex and often spontaneous the process can be. Inspiration for new work can be triggered by so many different and often obscure actions, situations, things people have said and even sounds or mechanical rhythms we hear, and most times do not consciously associate with the finished product. During a song writing club that used to run in the town we were introduced to a process that involves using three periods of concentration where you write things that come to mind based on a set of given topics. Then using word association provide a subsequent list of words to form building

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blocks for verse structure. During the silence all I could hear was the sound of a ticking clock and after the session wrote a new song with a clock tick tock as the rhythmic driver for the track and lyrics based on the passing of time. Whilst the purists will tell you all songs have a structure of intro followed by verse, chorus and outro with repetitions of verse/chorus and possibly a middle eight or lead break and bridge, there are no rules and many of the classic pop tracks fall well outside the constricts of the norm. If you want people to remember your work, there are tools which will make the song more memorable. A chorus which repeats, a phrase or repeating hook or riff which sticks in the mind for touring and gigging musicians, this can become a crowd pleaser especially for regulars who sing along with your performance and a reason to return for the next gig. However you write and regardless of style, always record ideas on some form of device even if it’s the voice recorder on your phone. If it’s a sentence or a quote that somebody said to you jot it down. If you get a tune or melody that keeps repeating in your head (unless it’s a current chart track) hum it into the phone. Some of the best ideas you may have at the time can be lost as the memory of the occasion fades. Keep writing and we may see or hear you at the next gig or open mic… Local open mic listings can be found at: www.outa-stock.co.uk/OM.htm FE BR U A R Y 2 0 2 0


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The Whittlesea Society was formed about forty years ago with the aim to take interest in the conservation of the town and surrounding areas. Planning applications, alterations, new buildings and developments are discussed, and members of the society are consulted by councillors and The Civic Group of Fenland District Council. There is always a speaker and the topics are varied but mainly cover social history. At the January meeting, local auctioneer Lawrence Seaton spoke about being an auctioneer and tested the group’s knowledge of antiques. The speaker for February is Don Chiswell, who will talk about William Shakespeare, while March will feature Revd David Bond who will tell the group about 'War memorials'. The group meets at the Town Hall, Market Street on the second Monday of each month at 7.30pm and new members are welcome. There is a small membership fee and it is £2 for visitors.

LADYSMITH W.I. IS FULL OF IDEAS FOR 2020

Whittlesey Ladysmith W. I’s January annual meeting saw a committee appointed full of ideas and enthusiasm for 2020 and members enjoyed a fish and chip supper.

The next meeting is set for Tuesday, February 11th at 7.30pm in St. Andrew's Hall, Parkinsons Lane. Sue Drew will be crafting crepe roses and will bring everything needed for members and guests to make their own on the night. The monthly competition is something ‘paper’. Newcomers are very welcome. More information from Sue on 01733 205927 or Liz on 0798 2854872.

MEMBERS ENJOY ANNUAL MEAL Coates W.I. did not hold a meeting in January but members enjoyed their annual meal, which was held at The Black Bull, Whittlesey. The new year starts in February and will feature Dee Chalk. The topic is ‘cupcakes with a difference’ and the competition is ‘favourite colour’. There will be a make-up demonstration by Evi Giakuomi in March. 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. More information from Fiona on 01733 208516 or Jen on 01733 840376. 58

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ALL THE FACTS ABOUT THE HUB The FACT Community Hub is now open from Monday to Thursday between 10am-2pm. Visitors popped in for a recent open day to see what the Hub was all about and they enjoyed tea and cake and chatted to staff who explained what was on offer. The Hub is an exciting new service where a very warm welcome will be awaiting all visitors. Its purpose is to offer a safe environment for visitors, whether members or non-members, to access information on local services, make themselves a cup of tea, meet others or just have a good old-fashioned chat with the staff who are available to help you. Staff are available to make phone calls for you to help set up services. They also understand that some paperwork that arrives on your doorstep can seem complicated, and consequently can help you deal with it. If you are a member you will also be able to book onto regular and new exciting trips. If you are not

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Kids Wordsearch Can you find these words hidden in the grid? They’re all related to the valentine’s day

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WHITTLESEY CITIZENSHIP AWARD It has come to the time of year where the council wishes to find the Whittlesey Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year. The eligibility criteria is as follows: Whittlesey Citizen: • Over 18 years old • A resident of either Whittlesey, Coates, Eastrea, Turves or Pondersbridge. Whittlesey Young Citizen: • Up to and including 18 years old • A resident of either Whittlesey, Coates, Eastrea, Turves or Pondersbridge. We would welcome nominations for people of all abilities for either or both categories, they

may have helped in the community, undertaken charity work, fundraising or achieved outstanding results in any discipline or anything else you feel is above and beyond the call of duty. Should you wish to submit a nomination, please give details of the individual: Name, address and reason for nomination and send to: Susan Piergianni, Town Clerk & RFO, Whittlesey Town Council, Peel House, 8 Queen Street, Whittlesey PE7 1AY Please mark the envelope: ‘Citizen of the Year’ or ‘Young Citizen of the Year’. The closing date for nominations is Friday 28th February 2020.

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Love is in the Air... TRY NOT TO BREATHE! By Holly Jean

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alentine’s Day. You all came to my article hoping that it wouldn’t be about the dreaded Valentine’s Day... well guess what?

Yes, you’ve got it, it’s that time of the year when some people are excitedly browsing their local high street, looking for the perfect gift to get their significant other, some people are hitting the pubs, hard. Some ignore the whole event, some embrace it! I don’t know if you can tell the type of person I am just by reading this? I used to feel very differently about Valentine’s Day. Mainly because up until I was about fifteen, I had never had a Valentine, I was a little bit chubby and I’ll be honest, a bit weird! But that’s fine, we get there in the end. Nevertheless, at the time I was cynical and sarcastic about the whole thing that was ‘love’. My family are still very pleased to let my boyfriend know that I was once quoted, years ago, saying that if I ever received roses from a boy, then I would proceed to shove them somewhere... sideways. Looking back, I’m still not sure as to why

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I was so angry! Also, my boyfriend is very pleased that I changed my mind. So anyway! Valentine’s Day! Probably the most hated time in the calendar. And I get it! It’s overly commercialised. It’s a bit over the top. But, at the end of the day, it’s all good fun, isn’t it?  And, if you hate it so much that it’s making you miserable, picture this and we’ll see if it makes you smile. It’s February 13th, 8 pm. You’re ‘people watching’. Seeing all the panicked boyfriends and fiancés run around the shops, not husbands Valentine’s traditions seemingly die when vows are taken – looking for a lady who ‘looks like the size of my girlfriend’. The Pandora store is heaving. All the florists are trying to swim their way through the sea of red roses in their shops. Everyone that isn’t fussed about Valentine’s Day is doing the inevitable, drowning their sorrows in the pub. In all seriousness, Valentine’s Day really isn’t that bad if you just embrace it! Tell everyone you love them, eat all of the chocolate and just have a great time. And, if all else fails, I’ll see you at the pub?  We fall in love by chance, we stay in love by choice.

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VALENTINE’S DAY TREAT

For all you Romantics! UK NUMBER ONE ʻLOVEʼ SONGS Fill in the gaps, either with the title or the performer:

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Ray C - - - - - - : I Can't Stop Loving You (1962)

10) Jennifer R - - - : The Power Of Love (1985)

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The Beatles: She L - - - - You (1963)

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The R - - - - - - - - Brothers: You've Lost That Loving Feeling (1965)

12) U - - - : (I Can't Help) Falling In Love With You (1993)

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Edison Lighthouse – Love Grows (Where My - - - - - - - - Goes) (1970)

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Little J - - - - O - - - - - : Long Haired Lover From - - - - - - - - - (1972)

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- - - C: I'm Not In Love (1975)

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Showaddywaddy – Under The M - - O - L - - - (1976)

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S - - - C - - - : Tainted Love (1981)

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F - - - - - - Goes To Hollywood: The P - - - - Of Love (1984)

11) Phil Collins: A G - - - - - Kind Of Love (1988)

13) Wet Wet Wet: Love Is A - - A - - - - - (1994) 14) B - - - - - - : Crazy In Love (2003) 15) Leona Lewis: B - - - - - - - Love (2007) 16) J - - : Everybody In Love (2009) 17) R - - - - - - feat. C - - - - - Harris: We Found Love (2011) 18) John Newman: Love Me A - - - - (2013) 19) David G - - - - - : Lovers On The Sun (2014) 20) Justin B - - - - - : Love Yourself (2015)

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ ANSWERS 1) Charles, 2) Loves, 3) Righteous, 4) Rosemary, 5) Jimmy Osmond – Liverpool, 6) 10CC, 7) Moon Of Love, 8) Soft Cell, 9) Frankie – Power, 10) Rush, 11) Groovy, 12) UB40, 13) All Around, 14) Beyonce, 15) Bleeding, 16) JLS, 17) Rihanna – Calvin, 18) Again, 19) Guetta, 20) Bieber.

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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

Our Relationship with God In Jesus Soon Lent will be with us and the chance to look at ourselves and our relationship with God in Jesus. On Ash Wednesday, February 26th, we begin Lent in all seriousness with services that include being crossed on the forehead with ash made from burning last year’s palm crosses. This practice reminds us of our sinfulness and need of God’s grace. Our services are at 9.15am at Holy Trinity Coates and at 7.30pm at St Mary’s where we will be

joined by the congregation from the Queen Street Chapel. Everyone is welcome. During Lent we are involved in Lenten Discussion groups with the local Churches Together Group. There are several groups in the town, Coates and Pondersbridge. Details can be found in the churches. On Fridays at noon we will have the Stations of the Cross at St Mary’s. This is a Lenten Devotion we share with St Jude’s church and the Catholic Tradition. Fourteen pictures which follow Jesus’ journey from his trial to his crucifixion are placed around the church and provide the stopping points for thought and prayer. We are encouraged to accompany Jesus on his final journey. Let us pray for each other that this will be a blessed Lent – a time for Jesus to inspire us by his story, strengthen us by His grace and bless us with His love. May God bless you all. Revd Nigel

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Is Human Need Important To God? An important aspect of church structure is getting and keeping a healthy balance between the spiritual and natural needs of humanity. Then to inspire the congregation to be fully behind that balance. As new people choose to become a part of our family, they very quickly become aware of the importance our church places on maintaining this balance. We should not close our heart to genuine community need, just as we should not be placed in a position of compromising our responsibility to help people see the importance of filling the spiritual need in their lives. Why is our church so involved in community engagement? Psalm 46 v 1; Two beautiful Hebrew words reveal God’s caring heart for human need.

You will also be made very welcome at our uplifting meetings any Sunday morning at 10.45am. If you’re 50+ there is ‘Pastime every Wednesday 10am12pm. Also, Mums & Tots Tuesday and Thursday (please telephone for times). Free experienced counselling is also available. Free health event for ladies As part of our ‘Serving Community Need’ our Ladies Monthly meeting has organised a health evening starting at 7pm on Friday, February 28th. Short presentations are planned on such topics as cervical screening, breast cancer awareness. Mental health awareness and other topics awaiting confirmation. Health professionals will be on hand afterwards, along with free helpful literature. All ladies are welcome to attend this free event.

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Brian Smithyman (Pastor of Whittlesey Christian Church, Broad Street)

A very present help – One meaning of this is ‘to discover or find out’. Another is ‘to have or be enough’; In trouble – It refers to ‘Unfavourable circumstances causing emotional pain’.

Further enquiries from the Church Office 01733 752093

If we let him, God will prove to us that his help is more than enough when we go through difficult times.

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Brian’s Mobile 07976 957793 Email brians@whittlesey.cc Church Website www.whittlesey.cc

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between ‘The Library Presents’, The Kite TSA, Cambridgeshire County Council and Empathy Lab. The Big Read & Write is an interactive event for Year 5 children designed to inspire their love of the written word. Featuring renowned children’s author Sita Brahmachari, the free countywide event will take place on Wednesday, March 25th and will be broadcast live via YouTube so that everyone can join in. Book tickets online at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/ arts or in participating libraries.

LIBRARIES SPRING INTO ACTION Following on from the success of the Autumn programme, ‘The Library Presents’ is back for a brand-new Spring season of events. The new season brings high quality, affordable arts activities into the heart of towns and villages across Cambridgeshire, now reaching 25 locations including Whittlesey, Ramsey, March and Chatteris libraries. The season will run from Saturday, February 22nd until Saturday, June 27th and includes performances and workshops that have been hand-picked by more than 350 local people who have helped to shape the tailor-made programme. The Spring season of events provides something for everyone, regardless of age and interests. It includes music and storytelling performances, theatre and comedy shows, and circus and puppetry extravaganzas. A musical highlight is multi-award-winning folk duo ‘Ninebarrow’, whose performances have earned high praise from radio broadcaster, musician and writer, Mark Radcliffe, and The Daily Telegraph as a great example of strong British folk music. Theatre highlights include ‘The Hard Way’ by Louise Jordan, telling the story of English suffragette Hannah Mitchell and the award winning ‘Common Lore’ by Stute Theatre. The programme also features a variety of arts and craft workshops, including printmaking, singing and creative writing. In celebration of LGBT history month in February author and published poet, Michael Brown, will work with LGBTQ+ authors to inspire participants to write their own poems or short stories. Another highlight of the Spring season is the Big Read & Write literacy initiative, a collaboration 66

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A DAY AT THE RACES Whittlesey Conservatives are holding a race night on Friday, February 28th 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.

RECYCLING VOLUNTEERS LAUNCH NEW WEBSITE Recycling champions in Fenland are helping to make recycling easier than ever with the launch of a new ‘what goes where’ website. Fenland District Council’s Getting It Sorted recycling volunteers have launched their own website – www.gettingitsorted.org – thanks to grant funding from local wind farm developments. The website has been designed to help people with their recycling, with a quick and simple search tool to illustrate what goes where and tips on how you can reduce or reuse your waste. It’s particularly useful to identify whether more complex items are recyclable such as disposable coffee cups, bubble wrap and electricals. The Getting It Sorted volunteers have also set up their own Facebook page to raise further awareness of recycling – just search for ‘Getting It Sorted Volunteers’. Interested in becoming a recycling volunteer? Find out more about at: www.fenland.gov.uk/volunteers and purchased prior to the evening. FE BR U A R Y 2 0 2 0


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

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Whittlesey Indoor Bowls Club 194-8 Station Road Whittlesey, PE7 2HA. Weds 4pm. Tel: 01733 202209 Email: rhunt7@sky.com Whittlesey Junior Football Club www.whittleseyjuniorfc Tel: 07876 490861

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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 Mon 7-10pm, Wed 2-5pm, Thurs 6-9pm, Branch meetings: Ivy Leaf Club Fri 2-5pm. Chairman: Dr Peter Hau. Call Gracious Street, Whittlesey, PE7 1AP 01733 808008 or 07554 624525 or email Contact Ray Thrower: 0785 068 0785 peter@hauforensics.com March & District Model Railway Club Fenland Archery Club The Rookswood Club, Rookswood, Sir Harry Smith Community College 27 West End March, PE15 8DP Eastrea Road, Whittlesey, PE7 1XB 01733 204997. Mike Wyldbore www.fenland-archery.co.uk (Secretary): secretary@mdmrc.co.uk Whittlesey Amateur Boxing Club www.mdmrc.co.uk River Drove ,Beggars Bridge, Coates PE7 2DH. Gary Morris: 07512 394975 or Whittlesey Lions Club Meet second Monday of month at email: airborneaerials@hotmail.co.uk 7.30pm at The Letter B, Church Street Whittlesey Cricket Club Whittlesey PE7 1DE. New members Sir Harry Smith Community College welcome. Contact Steve Palmer 18, Eastrea Road, Whittlesey, PE7 1XB Glenfields, Whittlesey, PE7 1HX 01733 whittleseycricketclub@gmail.com 351405 whittlesey.lions@btinternet.com www.whittlesey.play-cricket.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 Sessions are held in The Falcon Hotel, London Street, Whittlesey. Dates for 2020 are Friday 14th February, Friday 10th April, Friday 12th June, Friday 14th August, Friday 9th October, Friday 11th December. From 8pm, Free entry, free buffet. For further details contact Sandra and Martin Green on 01733 206627 or email 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

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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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