Discovering Whittlesea issue 209, December 2021

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Issue 209 / December 2021

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Garry Crackle: Holistic Therapy

Christmas Gifts Sorted With Kellyvision

Spotlight On Whittlesey Dolphins

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Welcome to your December issue... A

very warm welcome to this, our last issue of 2021.

As a new year draws closer, it’s time to look back and reflect on what has been another particularly challenging year for many. Mass vaccinations against COVID-19 have certainly slowed down the pandemic’s deadly progress, and we have managed to return to a form of normality. Next year may even see some of us searching for our passports and getting stir-crazy in airport queues again! Huge thanks go to everyone who has helped us in any way this year, especially our advertisers and contributors, with their regular features, wonderful advice, and suggestions. Best wishes for Christmas and for 2022 – good luck, but most importantly, good health!

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A traditional Christmas looks like it’s back on the agenda this year after the restrictions posed by the COVID-19 pandemic hampered last year’s celebrations. Families and friends will hopefully be able to join together for the festive season following the success of the national vaccine roll-out. Last year’s festivities were naturally subdued, with a lack of pre-Christmas get-togethers because of the local lockdown, however this year it seems likely that things will be more like they were pre-pandemic. I hope this seasonal issue helps put you in the mood for the holiday period as we bring you all the latest news and offerings from the local community. We always strive to give you the best possible publication each month, but to do so we need your help, so please continue to keep us informed of your activities in the New Year. So, on behalf of all the team at the magazine, enjoy your Christmas and New Year celebrations, stay safe and we look forward to seeing you again in 2022…

Andy

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Inside Highlights

4 ................... Recipe: Mulled Wine 6 ................... Carol Float Route 2021 8-9 ............. Whittlesey Christmas Extravaganza 12.................. Christmas Window Competition 16 ................. Remember Your Loved One 18 ................. Gardening Tips For December 20-21 ....... Community Matters 28 ............... Community Matters 30 ............... Safe Local Trades 35-38 ...... Christmas Novelty Hunt: Win £50! 39-41 ....... Have You Got Cash In Your Attic? 44 ............... Whittlesey Manor Dolphins 47 ............... Garry Crackle: Massage Therapist 48 ............... Enchanted Aesthetics 52 ................ Steve Barclay MP 54 ............... Church Matters 59 ................ Finance With Eamonn Dorling 62 ................ Bumper Christmas Quiz 64 ............... Alto Electrical Limited 67-70 ..... Business Directory With thanks to:

Cllr David K M Mason, Whittlesea Independent Funeral Services, Eileen Le Voi, Enchanted Aesthetics, Steve Barclay MP, Marije Lysak, Eamonn Dorling and Coleen Everitt.

Deadline details:

Copy deadline for the January issue is Friday, 10th December 2021.

Discovering Whittlesea is published by a local team and is not associated with any other business. Care is taken to ensure that the content and information is correct at the time of going to press; however, we cannot take any responsibility for loss, damage or omission caused by any errors. Permission must be granted to reproduce, copy or scan anything from this publication. For a copy of our contributors’ guidelines please email info@discoveringmagazines.co.uk.

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Recipe

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Mulled Wine

This festive favourite is easy to prepare and tastes like Christmas in a glass!

Method

• Place all the ingredients into a large saucepan (not aluminium) and gently heat, stirring occasionally so the sugar does not stick.

Ingredients Serves 6-8 people

• You’ll need 10 minutes preparation time, followed by 20 minutes cooking time.

2 bottles of inexpensive red wine 100g soft, light brown sugar 3 oranges, cut into 6 wedges 3 lemons, cut into 6 wedges 500ml orange juice 2 tsp mixed spice 8 tea bags 2 whole cinnamon sticks

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• Using a ladle, carefully pour the wine into sturdy glasses. Include a wedge or two of fruit, and a prune, in each glass.

Top Tips

4 tsp whole cloves

150g semi-dried prunes

• Do not boil, or the mulled wine will lose its kick, as the alcohol evaporates!

• You can give extra spice to the drink by adding a little extra sugar and a dash or two of brandy. • A white wine version is also an option, if your guests are not red wine lovers.

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Once again, Fenland Youth Radio will be broadcasting the Letters to Santa show on Friday 17th December at 5pm. Please send your letters either by email:

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the plant. If you have grown potatoes for Christmas, they should be ready now. Hopefully, you will have plenty of crops to store through the winter and it is important that they are stored correctly. Cabbages can be hung in net bags; potatoes in thick paper sacks; carrots and parsnips between slightly moist layers of sand (making sure they are not touching) and, provided pumpkins and squashes have been properly cured, they should keep well if ventilated well and laid on straw or shredded paper. Other jobs to do this month are: • Continue topping up compost and leaf mould bins, making sure that you burn or discard any plant material that looks diseased. • You can still plant garlic if the soil is not frozen. • Onion seeds can be sown in trays or pots in a gentle heat towards the end of the year. • Manure the vegetable plot, using well-rotted manure, no need to dig in. • Earth up Brussels sprouts stems to keep them secure from strong winds and remove any brown or yellow leaves; this will prevent the spread of grey mould. • Make sure your winter brassicas are netted to prevent pigeons eating them and check for, and repair, any holes. I wish you all a happy Christmas and a healthy and fruitful New Year!

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REMEMBRANCE DAY

Residents from Whittlesey and the surrounding villages have joined together for the annual Remembrance Day commemoration. Photos: courtesy RWT Photography/Fenland Youth Radio. Full digital images are available from www.rwt-photography.co.uk for £8. Proceeds will be divided equally between the Mayor’s Charities and the RBL Poppy Appeal

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MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR As I write this month's article, my wife Ann and I have just returned from a very moving ceremony at the American War Cemetery at Madingley where the dead of past conflicts have been honoured on Armistice Day. We will again be representing Whittlesey this coming Remembrance Sunday at ceremonies in Coates and Eastrea in the morning and Whittlesey in the afternoon. Cllrs Ray Whitwell and Bob Wicks will be similarly honouring the dead at Pondersbridge and Turves respectively on behalf of Whittlesey Town Council. In addition to remembering recent history, I feel it is important to celebrate our heritage in and around the town and villages. For this purpose, for the past three years Cllrs Alex Miscandlon, Eamonn Dorling and myself have been planning a heritage centre and I am pleased to report that, with the support of Whittlesey Town Council, Fenland District Council and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, funding has been secured for this project, and land gifted by Forterra on the edge of the Kings Dyke Nature Reserve has been earmarked for development. An experienced team consisting of a project manager, architects and landscape designers, quantity surveyors, civil engineers, electrical and mechanical engineers has been assembled to deliver the project. Formal planning permission will be sought and the centre is targeted to be delivered late in 2022. Whilst the idea of a heritage centre was first inspired by the Must Farm Bronze Age findings, the finished product will indeed be a celebration of Whittlesey and in the coming months Whittlesey Town Council will be consulting with the Whittlesey Museum on how the centre can support the museum and produce interesting material that will attract visitors to the town and strengthen the local economy. It is also recognised that the centre will be a facility for local school children to learn of their heritage and for the nature reserve itself to be given a greater profile.

Whilst looking back at the past it is imperative that we consider the future and, with this in mind, the heritage centre will be designed to be eco-friendly and as near to carbon neutral as can be managed using the latest available technology. Finally, whilst looking to the future I was delighted to attend a ceremony at the new bridge being provided by Jones Bros. over the Kings Dyke railway line where two time capsules were buried with the help of children from New Road and Park Lane primary schools. A variety of articles relating to Whittlesey today was buried for future generations to explore in due course with I trust considerable interest. May I wish all readers a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2022, reminding you all if you can, to attend the Whittlesey Christmas Extravaganza to be held around the Buttercross on Saturday, December 11th from 3pm onwards. I hope to see as many of you there as possible. Cllr David K M Mason Mayor & Leader, Whittlesey Town Council

DOMINO’S OPENS IN WHITTLESEY Fund-raiser Deborah Slator was guest of honour at the official opening of Domino's Pizza in Queen Street, Whittlesey. Kirat Inder Singh Toor, store manager, was on hand with his wife Gurwinder to welcome Deborah to the store, which will be open between 11am-11pm seven days a week and has created twenty jobs in the area including delivery drivers and pizza chefs. Defibrillators For All benefitted by the store’s opening as it received £1 from every order made, from the opening date of November 16th until November 21st. Photo: courtesy RWT Photography

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DONATIONS NEEDED Local woman Heather Palmer knits for charities including International Aid and Peterborough City Hospital and would appreciate any donations of machine knitting wool. Please contact Heather on 01733 558408 or 07963 455671. She will be happy to collect any donations.

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GET IN THE PICTURE A brand-new photographic club has been launched in Whittlesey thanks to the hard work of local enthusiasts. The Whittlesey Photographic Club has started up with weekly meetings at the Falcon Hotel, London Street, Whittlesey every Thursday evening from 7.30pm. Experienced hands will be in attendance to guide newcomers and those who are more experienced with advice on the right equipment to suit all pockets and the occasional guest speaker. For more details follow Facebook Fenland Youth Radio Newsroom or just turn up on a Thursday evening. Photo: courtesy RWT Photography/Fenland Youth Radio

DEVELOP YOUR RECYCLING SKILLS WITH NEW COURSE Cambridgeshire residents wanting to help make a difference can now enrol on a new, free online recycling course. Fenland District Council’s Getting It Sorted Volunteers have created ‘An Introduction to Recycling’ course with adult learning service, Cambridgeshire Skills, and Cambridgeshire’s recycling partner, RECAP. The fun, interactive course, which features activities created by the volunteers and content they filmed during lockdown, will give people an opportunity to develop their recycling skills, knowledge, and confidence. To find out more about the course, and enrol, call Cambridgeshire Skills on (01353) 613013 or visit: www.cambsals.co.uk/courses and search ‘Introduction to Recycling’. Alternatively, check out the links at www.fenland.gov.uk/volunteers 28

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Coates WI held its annual meeting last month and afterwards members enjoyed a fish and chip supper. The next meeting is on December 1st and will be a craft/social Christmas evening. Guests and new members are always welcome to join the group which meets on the first Wednesday of the month (no meeting January) at Coates Village Hall at 7.30pm. For further information, please contact Fiona on 01733 208516 or Jen on 07703 385661.

WHITTLESEY LADYSMITH WI TO CELEBRATE AT THE FALCON Whittlesey Ladysmith WI will enjoy a meal at the Falcon Hotel this month to complete its fiftieth anniversary celebrations. A full and varied programme is planned for 2022 including making spring flowers, learning about reflexology and the history of puddings. The first meeting in 2022 will be the annual general meeting on January 11th at 7.30pm in St Andrew’s Parish Hall. After the formalities, hot soup will be served. Come along and meet new friends. For further information ring Liz on 0798 2854872.

COUNCILLLOR SURGERIES Council surgeries are held at Peel House, 8 Queen Street, Whittlesey from 9.30am-10.30am on the first Saturday of every month. Attendance should be by prior appointment only. On Saturday, December 4th, town councillors Ray Whitwell and Gary Munns will be in attendance. To make an appointment call 01733 351295 or email clerk@whittleseytowncouncil.gov.uk by 1pm on Friday, December 3rd. DE CE M BE R 2 0 2 1


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STAY SAFE OVER THE FESTIVE SEASON By Steve Barclay MP

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s we head into the festive season and start making plans to spend Christmas with families and loved ones, I very much hope that this year will be a celebration.

For many, the last twenty-or-so months has been a long, hard road and the national lockdown surrounding last Christmas was fraught with difficulties as families had to forego their usual festive reunion in order to keep safe in the midst of the worst pandemic in living memory. With some time still to go before Christmas and the very real presence of coronavirus still active in our communities, I hesitate to say that this year we’ll be back to normal. But I believe we’ve come a long way in our battle with this virus and our phenomenally successful vaccination programme puts us in a very different place to last year. However, I would urge everyone to do what you can to keep yourselves and your families safe – from booster jabs to continued handwashing, we can all take action to make this festive season as safe as possible. Getting out and about in the community over the last month, it has been great to see some of the results of the hard work that has continued quietly during the pandemic. It was a real pleasure to open the new look March Community Centre, which is a fantastic resource and will provide much valued support and new skills for local people in a fun, modernised, bright and fast internet-connected building conveniently located a short walk from the centre of town.

looking into the strengths of the area and what we can build upon to attract investment. Together with Fenland District Council, I’m working with leading national marketing firm, “thinking place”, in an exercise designed to help support plans to develop a Levelling Up Fund bid. “thinking place” has helped areas like Lowestoft and Hull transform their success rate in securing government investment. We are competing with other towns across the UK for investment and while there is much locally to be proud of and we’ve already made progress in securing investment in a number of areas, we can do more – and working together with clarity on how we want to communicate the potential of our area is key. Finally, I wanted to reassure you regarding my continued campaigning against the enormous incinerator proposals for Wisbech. I have written to the chief executive of the Planning Inspectorate to highlight the lack of response by developer MVV to the expert report I had commissioned on behalf of local residents in response to the consultation. The report identifies inaccuracies and misleading information that was presented in the consultation, with a lack of detail in multiple areas, including the adverse effects of the scheme. This incinerator will have an unimaginable impact on our area and the local community deserves a response. Photo: Steve Barclay, MP: opening March Community Centre

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WHITTLESEY CHRISTIAN CHURCH reminds us twenty-six times in that one Psalm that God’s Love is unchanging, unconditional and never-ending and that for me is something I will be eternally grateful for. With Christmas fast approaching, the preparations for giving and receiving of presents will be in abundance. We would like to encourage you to take time to remember the real reason to be happy during this festive season. That is the birth of our dear Lord Jesus Christ who came to earth as a baby, sent by God as a Saviour for you and me. You’re warmly invited to our Christmas celebration service on Sunday, December 19th at 10.45am. Marija Lysak (Assistant Pastor)

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reviously we have considered the potential impact of tax relief on pension investments being changed (and not for the better!). There were fears that the Chancellor might have reduced allowances in the recent autumn Budget, but this has not happened.

Most of us understand that tax relief on pension contributions can increase the contribution so that the amount invested is greater than the payment. However, a well-informed independent financial adviser would check out individual circumstances against the qualifying criteria and help maximise any potential gains that can be made. Once the benefits are accumulated, there are tax-efficient ways to draw down benefits that range from tax-free lump sums to regular taxfree or taxable income with clever balancing of allowances and spreading across tax years to minimise tax exposure. For many, the aim is to retire before the state pension age by drawing down from pensions or other investments. This is where cash flow modelling becomes a valuable tool to highlight the probability of success, or what actions need to be taken to achieve the things you desire at the earliest opportunity and provide peace of mind, knowing that a long retirement is affordable. Pension benefits need to pay for all those essential expenses, the ones you could live without but prefer not to, and those little luxuries you have worked hard for. Delivery

of pension income could be from guaranteed lifetime arrangement, such as the State Pension, fixed-term or lifetime private or workplace pensions, or maybe flexible drawdown – which allows you to take the benefits when they will do the most good. A combination of these can be a great way to manage the financial challenges of retirement. My simple message is that, as soon as you desire to take control of your retirement planning, get a plan put in place. This is because, unless you are fortunate, there will be some effort required to provide an income higher than state benefits. If in doubt, contact 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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KITCHENS • BATHROOMS • PLUMBING • PAINTING ELECTRICAL • TILING • PATIOS • DECKING FLOORING • GENERAL MAINTENANCE NO JOB TOO SMALL - FREE ESTIMATES CONTACT JAMES PILSWORTH

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

PLUMBING & HEATING

ROOF REPAIRS

D.W Plumbing and Heating

R E ROOFING REPAIR SPECIALISTS

Installation, service and maintenance covering all aspects of plumbing and heating.

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

T 01733 807611 M 07760 641845 E regencyeastpms@yahoo.com

David Wilson 4 Pooley Way, Yaxley, Peterborough PE7 3WH

T: 01733 244367 M: 07983 425484 d.wplumbingandheating@yahoo.co.uk

HOMES & GARDENS

TREE SERVICES

PINE WOOD

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

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

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FUNERAL SERVICES

Whittlesea Independent Funeral Services Providing a Professional and Caring Service • Pre Paid Funeral Plans • Private Chapel of Rest • Direct Cremations • Pet Cremation Service • Will Writing and Estate Planning • Memorials – New & Repairs and Restoration Call now for enquiries 01733 200565 (24 Hours)

4 Market Place, Whittlesey PE7 1AF

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Why choose Pine Woods? • Competitive rates • Friendly & honest approach • We undertake all aspects of tree work • Free estimates, quotes & advice • Provide references upon request What we do? • Tree Felling • Thinning & Pruning • Lopping & Topping • Hedge Trimming • Stump Grinding • Power Washing • Graveling Proud member of Trustatrader For a FREE estimate with no obligation E: andrewwinters83@outlook.com M: 07468 442 002 or T: 01733 322 562 (please try both phone numbers)

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At Glyn Jones Auctions we put our clients and their families first Unlike other auction houses we do not operate to profit from your belongings.We understand the difficulties and stress that can occur from having to clear a house, whether the reason for clearance is a bereavement or a downsizing. We offer a transparent service that ensures clients receive the most for their items. To demonstrate how our house clearance service works, here is our step-by-step guide of the whole process: STEP 1: We assess the property and will quote for the removal of all items. STEP 2: Once removed from the property, all items are still owned by you. We act as your agents and never take ownership over your goods. The items that are unfit for auction will be recycled or donated to local charity shops. STEP 3: All items fit for auction will be sold by us on behalf of you. All the money generated by the sale of these items is then given back to you, with just the inclusion of a service charge.

GLYN JONES

Unit 16, Springwater Business Park Road Whittlesey PE7 2EU Station Road,

01733 963031

enquiries@glynjones-auctions.com

OPENING HOURS Monday to Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm Saturday: 9am-5pm Sunday: CLOSED


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OPEN: Mon-Fri 9am-4.30pm Sat 9am-1.30pm 26-28 Broad Street, Whittlesey PE7 1HA 72

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