Wisbech and the surrounding villages
Issue 1 / May 2018
ITY COMMUN E! MAGAZIN
Inside this issue Wisbech High Street Project
Wisbech Grammar School
Local Job Opportunities page 47
Yo u r f a v o u r i t e c o m m u n i t y l i f e s t y l e m a g a z i n e â€“ P R I C E L E S S
A remarkable and inspirational woman
Octavia Hill Here in Wisbech, in the house in which she was born, you can see the influencers that led to her pioneering work. Friends, family and teachers such as John Ruskin are celebrated, as are her many achievements - for this remarkable woman can lay claim to having founded The National Trust, the modern concepts of social work, housing associations, the Green Belt around London, and the Army Cadet movement.
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Octavia believed passionately that poor people should never be denied beauty, simply through accident of birth, so she encouraged music, art and drama in all of her projects. Above all she believed in the life-enhancing virtues of ‘pure earth, clean air and blue sky’. We invite you to come and visit this fine Georgian Grade II* listed building. Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House was refurbished and restored to create a sequence of rooms telling the story of Octavia Hill, her family and fellow workers. The Birthplace House remains a volunteer community enterprise. If you can spare a few hours every week, or once a month, we’d love to hear from you. Call us 01945 476358 or email: email@example.com
Welcome to Your May Issue. Well, hello there Wisbech and welcome to this, our first “Discovering Wisbech” issue! First of all, let me fast forward you to page 8, where the words of Ray Johnson, Chairman of The Wisbech Society, will explain clearly why this glossy publication should be in your hands right now. We are delighted to be able to communicate any information to you the readers, be it fascinating features about your town and surrounding villages, forthcoming events and attractions, community news, features on schools, health issues, pets, technology, financial matters, and of course local businesses who are there to provide you with those everyday services which we all need. On that note, it has always been one our key concerns, (with our sister publications which have served Whittlesey, March, The Deepings and Bourne for many years), to “Keep it Local.” We look forward to the future and hope that you can all find something of real interest in your monthly offering from our team.
As “Group Editor” of the Discovering magazines, it gives me enormous pleasure to be welcoming you to this first issue of what we are all hoping will become “your favourite freebie”! As I’m sure many of you are already aware, Janus, the Roman “god of beginnings”, (amongst other things!) is often depicted as looking in two separate ways – to the future and into the past. Well, if it was good enough for Janus, then it’s ok for us. Join us now, as this issue includes, (amongst a plethora of fascinating features where variety is so much in evidence), a fascinating look into the past, with some prints of old Wisbech on page 50, whilst the future of Wisbech High Street is examined on page 4. Before then, let me leave you with one of recently-departed Ken Dodd’s finest: “I told the Inland Revenue I didn’t owe them a penny because I live at the seaside!” Enjoy the read.
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4-5........... Wisbech High Street Project 6................ Earliest prints of Wisbech 8-9........... Wisbech Society 10.............. Home Interiors 12.............. May Gardening Tips 14.............. Blinds in Harmony 17.............. Mortgage Ability 18.............. Fraser Dawbarns Solicitors 19.............. The Window Doctor 20-21...... Articifial Grass 24............. Consumer Advice 26............. Beldom Plumbing and Heating 28............. Aboda Homes 30............. Peckover House 34............. Twenty-minute workouts
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36............. Help with your feet 39............. Athena Care Homes 40............. Royal Wedding Quiz 42-43..... Countdown to MTD 44-45..... Wisbech Grammar School 46............. In the Hot Seat 47............. Local job opportunities 48............. Beware the scammers! 51.............. Understanding investment risk 52-54..... Events 56............. News from Steve Barclay MP 58............. Holiday homes for your best friend 59............. Whittlesey Vets 63............. Business Directory
With thanks to:
Wisbech Society, Fraser Dawbarns, Eileen Le Voi, March Podiatry, Yasmin Chopin, Aboda Homes, Almary Green, Diamond Byte Solutions, Lauren Bremner, Steve Barclay, Whittlesey Vets
Cover photography: Roger L Rawson
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Project By Taleyna Fletcher, Townscape Heritage Officer, The Wisbech High Street Project In 2013 Fenland District Council made an application for a Heritage Lottery Fund grant from the Townscape Heritage scheme. With the support of several local organisations including the Wisbech Society and Wisbech Town Council the Wisbech High Street Project was finally awarded a grant of around ÂŁ1.9 million in 2016. Taleyna Fletcher was appointed in early 2017 to manage the delivery of the project which will run until early 2021.
Above: 24 High St 2018 by Matt Emmett Main: Artistâ€™s impression of The Gap by Dallas Pierce Quintero
The Gap 2 by Dallas Pierce Quintero
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Wisbech High Street by Matt Emmett
Community public and accessed via a spiral staircase which can be closed off during extreme weather. Although temporary, the structure does have a long-term benefit in that the steel frame will replace the horizontal props currently in place and can be used to support a future building once The Gap reaches the end of its life.
Thanks to National Lottery players, the project will restore a number of buildings on the High Street, bring new uses back into empty properties and transform the derelict former Cook’s Butchers site at number 24 into an exciting new area for public use. Already in the first year we have seen the approval of a planning application for conversion of flats on the first floor of Nos 13-17 High St (former Purdys Café) which will include installation of traditional style shop fronts. We have awarded a grant for building repairs to the owner of No 25 which has helped secure a tenant in this previously empty shop and we are assisting a number of other tenants and landlords with their applications for improvements and repairs. All owners and long-term tenants can apply for a grant for up to 65% towards improvements to their High Street properties under the scheme, which promotes the use of sustainable building materials, traditional craftsmanship and repairs, as well as sympathetic and traditional shopfront design appropriate to the buildings and the High Street and setting in a Conservation Area.
Heritage-Related Activities Alongside the High Street building improvements, there will be a series of heritage-related activities for local community learning and participation. These include photographic workshops which are being delivered by award-winning architectural photographer Matt Emmett; heritage construction skills courses which will be delivered by the College of West Anglia, archaeological investigation taking place in the Wisbech and Fenland Museum; and investigation and mapping of the tunnels and underground spaces around the town. We will also be helping to educate owners and occupiers of listed buildings through the delivery of conservation workshops and offer gutter cleaning to historic buildings – a simple way to avoid problems of damp and deterioration. To learn more about the activities planned, and how you can become involved, visit the project website : www. highstreetwisbech.org.uk You can also learn about the latest news on the High Street building improvements and more by liking us on Facebook (search Wisbech High Street Project) and following us on Twitter @highstwisbech
The Gap We have also been working closely over the last 12 months with our architects to finalise the plans for No 24 High Street which received planning consent in February this year. Under the HLF scheme and due to a complicated legal background, it will not be possible to build a permanent structure in the gap site at this time and so a temporary installation was designed and planning consent has been granted for 10 years. The design comes from a series of public consultation events which were held in 2014 and the overwhelming response was that if a permanent building could not be funded at this time then the temporary structure should be innovative and have a “wow factor”. At ground floor level the project will create a space for the community and schools to use, whether it be for theatrical or musical performances, for pop-up workshops or exhibitions or for groups to book for special events – the use of the ground floor space will be driven by the demands and needs of the community. The site will also be managed and maintained by a committee called “Mind the Gap”, made up of representatives from the Wisbech Society, Town Council, Ferry Project, Street Pride and Fenland District Council. The design itself is a simple structure with a sheltered viewing platform at high level. The viewing platform will be open to the MAY 2018
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Earliest Prints of Wisbech Roger Powell
he publication of the two prints of Wisbech dated 1756 is usually said to have been paid for by Samuel Massey, and they are a valuable source of information on mid-eighteenth century Wisbech. The viewpoint of these prints is low down at ground level, and their narrow rectangular format suits them, to portray the broad open, fenland townscape. The title of the first print, dated March 8th 1756, says that it is the north east prospect of Wisbech from the Old Roman Bank. The four windmills, which with St Peter’s Tower help to break the horizon, represent their important role in commerce. They were used to drain the land, or grind corn or produce rape seed oil. The fields in the foreground are divided up by low fences, which may indicate early enclosure around Wisbech. The welldressed gentleman with his dog is so central to the composition, that he may well represent whoever paid for the publication of the prints. There is a similarly placed figure in a carriage in the second print, which is dated May 13th, 1756. It portrays the cripples and the beggars gathered around the cattle pens on the North Brink, in company with the rich in their finery. Peckover, then Bank House, can be seen just to the left of the three windmills on the right of the first print, and in the second print, Thurloe’s mansion is squeezed in foreshortened perspective between St Peter’s Church and the buildings on the South Brink. Also, in the second print, numbers seven and eight South Brink are shown without the fine pediment which now adorns them.
‘The North East Prospect of WISBECH, from the Old Roman Bank’, print dated March 8th 1756
WISBECH from a little above the bridge: print in first state dated May 13th 1756
There is a second state of this view of the Brinks, dated May 13th 1758. It is amusing and revealing to play
‘spot the difference’ between the two states. The most obvious change is that the stone bridge has replaced the wooden one. Also, a bizarre grove of ornamental trees has sprouted in front of numbers seven and eight South Brink. The landing steps have been moved to the right. To the left of the bridge, a wooden hut has been erased, which might possibly have been a toll house.
WISBECH from a little above the bridge: print in second state dated May 13th 1758
The original prints were published in the year that Samuel Massey was elected Town Bailiff for the second time. The town records show that on January 21st, 1757, while he was in office, the decision to replace the wooden bridge was made. The project proved more difficult and more expensive than at first envisaged. On March 22nd, 1758, it was decided to use two lighters as a floating bridge from the shore near the workhouse: an open space can be seen there in the centre of the first print. The stone bridge was not opened until 1759: the print is partly wishful thinking. Almost a hundred years later, in 1856, the stone bridge was replaced by the iron bridge.
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Wisbech Society Welcomes
“Discovering Wisbech” Magazine Ray Johnson, Chairman
David Crouch, Treasurer
Key to the success of any community or organisation is its ability to project and communicate its character, its social and cultural identity to its members, and to be proud of its achievements. This is equally as true for the Wisbech Society with its 250 members as for a town the size of Wisbech and its surrounding villages.
publisher of Discovering Magazines in October 2017 to request that they extend their existing portfolio to include a Wisbech edition. After all, Wisbech is the Capital of the Fens! The publisher was extremely positive with the idea and visited Wisbech on a number of occasions to ‘sound out’ the opportunity.
A core component of belonging to a community is being aware of what is going on and what is available. To understand what is happening within and around Wisbech, be it entertainment, local group activities, or learning more about our town’s heritage, or simply to search for local suppliers and businesses, is the starting point for that sense of belonging. Consequently, it is a great pleasure to welcome a new ‘local’ magazine to Wisbech that will be delivered monthly to some 8,000 homes - free of charge. Discovering Wisbech is a new and exciting project that will be packed with interesting articles and community information, sitting alongside advertisements by local businesses, that is designed to communicate ‘what’s going on’ in the town via its glossy, full colour presentation in a handy size. Wisbech Society first contacted the 8
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They discovered a bustling and friendly town, packed with history, fine architecture and thriving businesses, and immediately agreed to launch Discovering Wisbech at the earliest opportunity. And here it is; some six months after our first suggestion, the inaugural edition of Discovering Wisbech has landed on your doormat. Enjoy! The Wisbech Society is a civic society and a registered charity, that ‘fights our corner’ to defend the interests of our town and ensure that its heritage, architecture and townscape is protected. Our most recent successes include the restoration of the Thomas Clarkson memorial, the return and restoration of Dann’s Clock, initiating the £2million Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Townscape Heritage Scheme for the High Street and a second HFL success for over £300,000 to restore the derelict Grade II Listed Chapel of Rest in the General Cemetery (next to ASDA). This work is currently underway and we plan to reopen the chapel as a field study centre for local schools and
community use later this year. The inaugural meeting of Wisbech Society and Preservation Trust Ltd was held in the Council Chamber on March 17th, 1939. Mr A.P.D. Penrose, (Peckover family), was in the chair. The Earl of Rosse spoke on the architectural beauties of the town, followed by the Bishop of Ely. Others present included Lord Gerald Wellesley, Sir Alfred Beit, Professor J. Webb, Mr Arkell, (representing the Council for the Preservation of Rural England), Mr Palmer and Mr Jowitt, (from the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings and Georgian Group), and Mr Holman Sutcliffe, (Hon. Secretary and Trustee of Boston Preservation Trust). An Ordinary General Meeting was then held on April 24th, 1939, when the Trustees and Officers of the Society were elected, including a number of people prominent in the life of the town and whose names are today retained as street names and businesses, such as Penrose, Gardiner, Munday, Dawbarn, Southwell, and Woodgate. At that meeting, the objectives of the Society were set down, establishing the function of the organisation. Then, as now, they were to stimulate interest in the preservation of the architectural beauty of our town; to encourage the development of buildings in keeping with that architectural heritage; to MAY 2018
represent the views of the Society to the wider public; and to help in every way the cultural life of the town. The Society is entirely funded from membership subscriptions,
bequests, appeals for specific projects, donations, and sales of publications.
Wisbech and Fenland Museum and at Wisbech Library.
The business of the Society is conducted on a voluntary basis by a body of Trustees, elected on a rotating basis at the Annual General Meeting. The Trustees meet monthly to arrange Society activities and publications; discuss planning applications for Listed Buildings and in Conservation Areas; deal with relevant conservation issues generally; and initiate any action that is felt to be appropriate or necessary within the aims of the Society.
From October to March, the Society presents a series of monthly talks, free to members, on subjects associated with Wisbech and the local area. In the summer months, there are four group outings to places of heritage interest. This year they include Spalding Gentlemen’s Society, Lincoln Castle and Peterborough Cathedral. The Society has, over the years, produced a number of publications on subjects associated with Wisbech which are available to purchase from the Society’s website.
The Society publishes an Annual Report and issue number 79 will be published later this year. The Reports which contain articles, both historical and current on the happenings in the Town, provide a fascinating record of developments over almost eighty years. A full archive is held in
The current membership of the Society stands at 250. New members are always welcome as this reinforces the influence of the Society in the conservation, development and promotion of our historic town and provides vital funds for the furtherance of the Society’s aims. To become a member and provide your support to the Society’s aims, or for further details, please contact the Membership Secretary on email@example.com . It is possible to join on our website www. wisbech-society.co.uk.
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Here are five surprising facts about wallpaper: 1 In 1710, wallpaper tax entered the statute books. Queen Anne was on the throne then. She was famous for being transported everywhere in a Sedan chair as walking proved difficult due to her corpulence and painful gout. The purchase tax was levied at one penny a square yard on printed and patterned wallpaper. Evasion of the tax was punishable by death. Queen Anne died in 1714, but the tax lived on through the reigns of George I, George II, George III and George IV. 2 German-born Carl Wilhelm Scheele invented a vivid green colour in his laboratory in 1775; it became quite the rage for decorating. 3 Mechanisation of the manufacturing process enabled wallpaper to be produced on a roll and towards the end of the 18th century households at all levels of society could afford to decorate with colourful wallpapers. 4 Due to the instability of the chemical compounds used in the creation of Scheele’s green, and in the fixing of dyes generally, arsenical gas was emitted when wallpaper got damp. Debate about arsenic and its potential to harm began to surface in the 1800s, but since it was used in everything from boiled sweets to dress fabrics, it took many years before its harmful nature could be accepted and then proven. 5 Wallpaper was responsible for widespread illness and many deaths. A Cambridgeshire farmer decorated a few rooms for his family. When they all began to feel unwell he removed every scrap of it without delay. His family enjoyed a miraculous recovery, but the torn and sweating remnants in the yard proved too tempting to the farm animals who ate them and died.
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Indoors, you can sow chillies, courgettes and squashes, runner beans, sweetcorn, aubergines and cabbages and, towards the end of the month when the risk of frost has gone, they can be planted outdoors. Some of us only set aside a small plot for growing fruit and vegetables, so to maximise your space you can try: • Intercropping – sowing two crops in the same row, one slow and one fast growing. Fast growing crops include Oriental salad leaves, lettuces, radishes, spring onions, spinach and spring-planted shallots. Slow growers are parsnips, sweetcorn, tomatoes, leeks, winter cabbage, cauliﬂower, sprouting broccoli and Brussels sprouts. You can also sow the fast growers when there is a gap between harvesting one crop and planting another. • Catch cropping – sowing a fast growing crop in the brief period a plot might be empty. Other jobs to do this month include: • Earth up potatoes. • Cover carrots with netting to stop carrot ﬂy damage. • Harden off and plant out vegetables sown earlier. • Pot on growing plants. • Put up bean and pea supports. • Pick ﬂowers off new strawberries to prevent them cropping in their ﬁrst year. Let’s hope for some good weather for growing and planting – enjoy!
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How will the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) affect me? – by Janet Lane
Companies and people who are responsible for handling other people’s data are increasingly aware of the upcoming change in data protection regulations with the introduction of the GDPR. Many have heard scare stories about potential fines and penalties in the millions, but what they are not quite sure about is how this change will affect them.
• Privacy policies have to be in plain English, as short as possible, and will need to lay out the subject’s rights, why the data is being collected and how long it will be held for. A firm will need to have a reason for collecting and holding data, being transparent about the data they hold will not be sufficient.
The first thing that you should be aware of is that the GDPR has been law since May 25th, 2016, but enforcement doesn’t begin until May 25th, 2018. You should also be aware that the large fines are real, breaching the GDPR can bring fines up to £17,600,000 or four percent of global turnover, whichever is higher.
• If a data breach occurs, controllers will be required to report this to the supervisory authority within 72 hours and to notify the Data Subject without undue delay.
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31 Karahi Kebab Khyberi (Medium) 5. £3.95
Chicken cooked in tomato, green peppers and our chef's secret recipe, originally from the Khyber Pass.
32 Murgh Mussalam (Medium) £7.95 6. Spring chicken cooked with medium spiced, £5.50 fresh coriander and minced lamb.
33 Chicken/Lamb/Subzi Jalfrezi (Fairly Hot) £7.95 7. Diced chicken/lamb/mixed £3.95 vegetables cooked together with shredded ginger, garlic and red and green chillies.
34 Chicken/Lamb Pasanda (Mild) £7.95 a special sauce with 8. Mild, tender chicken/lamb cooked in £2.95 / £3.95 almonds, cream and a hint of red wine.
9. 35 Murgi-E-Tamarind (Medium) £7.95 10. Chicken prepared to our chef's secret recipe based £3.95 on 11. tamarind sauce. £2.95 36 Shahi Lamb/Chicken (Medium) £9.95 12. This is a very exotic Indian dish, made £5.50 / £3.95 with lamb/chicken on the bone, marinated for 48 hours in spices and roasted in the oven.
TANDOORI SPECIALITIES 37 Chilli Chicken/Lamb Massala (Spicy)
£7.95 and chillies in massala sauce. 13. Chicken/lamb cooked with garlic £9.95
TSB EXCLUSIVE DISHES........................................................ 38 Chicken/Lamb Fotka (Fairly Hot) £7.95 14.
39 Chicken/Lamb Lonka (Fairly Hot) 15. Smokey chillies with garlic, ginger and onions. £7.95
Bangladeshi special chilli cooked with chef's secret recipe special chillies based with garlic, ginger and onions.
16. £7.95 40 Chicken/Lamb Khajana (Mild to Medium) Peanuts, onions, peppers and dairy.
41 Chicken/Lamb Dal (NEW) (Spicy with whole lentils) £8.95 17. £8.95 42 Chicken/Lamb Balti Madras (NEW) (Hot)£8.95 18. £10.95 £7.95 43 Lebo Chicken/Lamb (Medium) Fresh chicken/lamb cooked with special ﬂavoured lemon and ginger with herbs.
44 Chicken/Lamb Fruits£10.95 Ka Bahar (Mild) 19.
Chicken/lamb with exotic mixed fruits in a creamy sauce.
45 Indian Twist Thai Red or Green 20. £11.95 £8.95 Chicken/Lamb Curry (Spicy) 21. Coconut milk based chicken/lamb £7.95cooked with chef's ﬂecks and home22. special paste, black peas paste, garlic £7.95 made gram massala.
23. £7.95 46 Nutty Chicken/Lamb (Mild or Spicy)
Peanut and cashew nut based chicken or lamb cooked with chef's special mild or spicy sauce.
47 Chicken/Lamb Morissa (Hot)
MEDIUM Chicken or lamb cooked with four different types of chilli 24. along with gram massala. 48 Chicken/Lamb Biryani 25. £7.95
Cooked with basmati rice and served with vegetable curry.
26. £7.95 49 Chicken/Lamb Tikka Biryani
Grilled chicken/lamb cooked with herbs, rice and served
27. with vegetable curry. 50 Tandoori King Prawns Biryani 28. £10.95
Grilled king prawns cooked with herbs, rice and served with vegetable curry.
29. £10.95 NON SPICY DISHES................................................................ 83 Chicken Nuggets and Chips £6.95 84 Chicken and Chips £6.95
30. £7.95 SEAFOOD SPECIALITIES........................................................ 51 King Prawn Jalfrezi (Fairly Hot)
King prawns cooked in hot spices with onions, peppers, 31.shallots, herbs and green chilli. £7.95
£10.95 52 32.Chingri Jhol (Medium) £7.95 King prawns cooked in medium sauce, delicately ﬂavoured with oriental herbs and spices.
33. £7.95 53 King Prawns Moghlai (Mild to Medium)
54 Chingri Sag Paneer (Mild to Medium)
'Off shelled' grilled king prawns, cooked in mild cashew nut sauce.
HOT King prawns with spinach and Bengali cheese with a hint of garlic.
34. £8.95 VEGETABLE SIDE DISHES..................................................... 55 Cheese Aloo Potatoes with cheese topping 35.Naza Aloo Mild Potatoes £8.95 56 Sag Aloo Potatoes with spinach Bombay Aloo 57 Sabzi BaharDISHES BIRYANI
£2.95 £2.95 £2.95
Mixed vegetables cooked dry with herbs and spices
36. £8.95 58 Mixed Vegetable Curry £2.95 37.Selection of vegetables cooked in medium £9.95 curry sauce
59 peas 38.Aloo Peas Potatoes with £11.95 60 Sag/Mutter Paneer
Spinach and peas cooked with cottage cheese
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61 Sag Mushroom Mushrooms cooked with spinach £2.95 39.Chana Massala £7.95 62 £2.95 40.Dal Sambar Lentils cooked with vegetables £7.95 £2.95 63 £2.95 64 Sag Dal Spinach cooked with lentils /Tarka Dal 41.Aloo Gobi Potatoes cooked with cauliﬂower £2.95 £2.95 65 42.Onion/Brinjal Bhajee £2.95 66 £2.95 43.Bandi (Okra) Bhajee £2.95 67 £3.95 ALL VEGETABLE DISHES AVAILABLE AS A MAIN COURSE £5.95 44. £2.95
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68 Boiled Rice/Pilau Rice £2.50 RICE & BREAD 69 Mushroom Rice/Vegetable Rice £2.95 45.Special Fried Rice £2.50 70 £2.95 46.Keema Rice/Lemon Rice £2.95 £2.95 71 72 47.Shahi Rice Nuts and spinach cooked with mild paste £2.95 £3.50 FINEST INDIAN EXPERIENCE IN FENLAND 73 48.Chapaties Thin unleavened bread £2.95 / £3.95 £1.20 74 £1.50 49.Tandoori Roti £1.95
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Unleavened bread cooked in the tandoori
50. 75 Paratha Unleavened bread fried 76 Raitha
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Traditional natural yoghurt with onion, tomatoes and cucumber
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Plain Nan £1.95 £2.50 Peshwari Nan Stuffed with nuts (sweet) 2 PERSON | £29.95 £2.50 Stuffed with minced lamb Keema NanFOR pp Garlic Nan/Cheese Nan MIXEDNan/Chilli ST | KARAHI KEBAB KHYBERI | CHICKEN£2.55 TIKKA any starter | any main | any rice BALTI MASSALA | POTATO & BRUSSELS SPROUT£0.60 BHAJI Papadom sharing side & naan 1 MUSHROOM (per person) RICE | 1 PILAU RICE | 1 NAN £0.60 Chutney (dine in only, sunday to wednesday)
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Pushed For Time? Try this Twenty-Minutes-at-Home Workout
- By Lauren Bremner, Active Fenland Co-ordinator
We know that many people’s barrier to regular exercise is time; having the time to fit a workout into your day can seem near impossible at times. So here is my super easy “20-minutes-at-home workout for busy lives”. If you have any concerns, consult your GP before exercising at home. 1 Warm Up – This is really important to prepare the body for exercise. Jog on the spot for 30 seconds, star jumps 30 seconds, heel flicks (kick your bottom) 30 seconds, high knee jogging 30 seconds, swing arms and legs. Repeat 3 times, get your heart pumping and your muscles warm. 2 20 Bodyweight Squats - (2 sets of 10, with 30 second rest between sets.) Start with your feet a little over hip width apart; push your bottom back into a seated position as if you are sitting on an invisible chair, don’t let your knees go over your toes, keep your back straight and bring your arms out straight in front of you for balance.
and your hand from the same side in front of you, (flat on the bench or on the back of the chair), keep the other foot flat on the floor; with your other hand, hold your full water bottle with your thumb facing in towards the chair. Bend your elbow back and move your bottle vertically up to chest level, then extend back, straight, and repeat 10 times on each arm. 6 15 Second Plank - repeat twice - (30 second rest, in between.) Start on the ground; use a towel to lean on. You need to be on your forearms and toes with your body in a straight slope from shoulders to heels. Look forward; keep your bottom down and your abs engaged. 7 30 Star Jumps Starting with your feet together, jump them out just wider than your hips; at the same time move your arms outwards from your hip so your hands almost meet above your head, keep a little bend at your elbow. 8 1 Minute Rest - then repeat from Step 2 If you have time, do exercises 2-7 again, then move to number 9. (If you don’t have time just move straight on)
3 10 Push Ups - (on your knees if you need to.) Start on the ground; use a towel to lean on, hands just over shoulder width apart, fingers facing forwards. Keep your body in a straight slope from shoulders to toes or knees. Bend your elbows and lower your chest towards the ground, then extend your arms straight again.
9 10 Seated Knee Ins Sit on the ground with your legs bent and your feet flat, place your hands either side of your bottom. Lift your feet up, (you will rock slightly back). Now extend your legs straight and lean back slightly without letting anything touch the floor; bend your knees again and lean forward; repeat 10 times without letting your feet touch the ground.
4 20 Walking Lunges – (10 each leg.) Take a big step forward, one foot in front of the other, both feet facing forwards. Bend your front knee, keeping it behind your toes - your back knee should bend towards the ground making your shin vertical to the floor. Keep your back straight and look forward, place your hands on your hips for balance.
10 Cool Down Slowly march on the spot for 30 seconds, lift one foot behind you and balance with your knees together; repeat on the other leg. Stretch your arm straight across your chest and hold against your body with your other arm, make sure you don’t hold any joints and repeat on the other arm.
5 20 Dumbbell Rows - (using a full water bottle.) For this exercise, you will need a bench, or chair to lean on. Place one knee onto the bench or chair
Remember to do what you can; put in extra rests if you need them; you can always build up as you get fitter.
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Saturday May 19th will see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle become husband and wife. The nation will, as usual, immerse itself in all things royal, (particularly alcohol, no doubt!) so here’s your chance to get in the mood for the big day.
Which was the first royal wedding to be televised?
a) Duke and Duchess of Kent. b) Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip. c) Princess Margaret and Anthony Jones. d) Princess Anne and Mark Phillips.
What cost around £18 million at the wedding of Kate and William?
a) Westminster Abbey restorations. b) The wedding in its entirety. c) Catering and entertainment. d) Security measures.
On whose wedding invitation did the dress code state “no hats”?
a) Prince Charles and Camilla. b) Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones. c) Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson. d) Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly.
When Kate and William got married, 2.8 million people…
a) Wrote Facebook statuses about the royal wedding. b) Headed to London to see the royal wedding. c) Watched the royal wedding on TV. d) Threw parties to celebrate the royal wedding. Answers : 1c, 2d, 3b, 4a, 5d, 6c, 7c, 8b.
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What was 25 foot long?
Following their royal wedding, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip received 2,500…
At William and Kate’s wedding, there were 50…
To celebrate the royal wedding in 2011, there were 5,000…
a) The distance the crowd were stationed at during the wedding of William and Kate. b) The carpet at Westminster Abbey. c) Kate Middleton’s train. d) Princess Diana’s train.
a) Wedding gifts. b) Guests gathered outside Buckingham Palace. c) Congratulatory telegrams. d) Wedding cards.
a) Members from foreign royal families in attendance. b) Celebrities guests in attendance. c) Members of the British royal family in attendance. d) Charity representatives in attendance.
a) People invited to the royal wedding. b) Street parties. c) Afternoon teas. d) Miles of bunting made. MAY 2018
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Wisbech Grammar School The first years of a child’s life are when the foundations are laid to pave the way to their educational journey, and at Wisbech Grammar School we aim to provide the best quality Early Years Education for your child. Answering the call from our parents to extend the provision already on offer, within the Prep section of Wisbech Grammar School, we are excited to announce the opening of our new Kindergarten class in September 2018. Our new Kindergarten class will be a creative environment allowing our pupils to begin the journey towards discovering who they are through exploring, playing and by spending time with enthusiastic and well-trained adults. By encompassing Kindergarten within our Prep School, we will be providing parents with the opportunity of experiencing all that Wisbech Grammar School has to offer, that little bit sooner. Our teaching staff are highly committed to researching current initiatives to ensure we provide an enriching and enabling environment (both indoors and out) in which children can develop and grow. The high level of pastoral care continues as our children grow into young adults
throughout their educational journey with us. We endeavour to develop independent, resilient and inquisitive learners, as we believe these skills help set children up for success in life. Why choose Wisbech Grammar School’s Kindergarten or Reception for your child’s Early Years Education? At Wisbech Grammar School, we focus on the whole child. We offer small classes and highly-trained staff who will care for and nurture your child in a warm and supportive environment. We believe a full education includes music, sport, art and culture alongside the academic subjects; this starts in Kindergarten and extends through to the Sixth Form. We work in partnership with our parents to develop their child’s interests and strengths from their earliest days with us. Our children leave our school as confident and resilient young people with a passion for learning and a broad experience of the world around them. To truly give your child the best future prospects, start their education at Wisbech Grammar School.
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School Spotlight An HMC & IAPS Independent School, founded in 1379
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In the Hot Seat
IN THE HOT SEAT Founded in the parish church of St Peter and St Paul during 1379, Wisbech Grammar School (WGS) is among the country’s oldest schools. Almost 650 years later, the school occupies a beautiful 34-acre site on North Brink and Chapel Road, incorporating Magdalene House, a dedicated preparatory school established in 1997. Headmaster Chris Staley took up post four years ago, moving from southwest England for the job. A passionate, visionary educator, he believes the school’s role is to equip children with the tools they need to succeed in the modern world. All three of his children are WGS pupils, and he acts as headmaster for WGS, Magdalene House and the school’s new kindergarten provision.
What career path did you follow on your way to WGS? I was going to be an officer in the Army. I had a place at Sandhurst, but I cracked my cheekbone playing rugby just before I was due to start in the September. They agreed to defer my entry until the following January, and in the meantime, my dad suggested I get a teaching qualification. After two weeks I was hooked!
The Army agreed to release me, but there was a financial penalty, which my dad agreed to pay so long as I stuck with the teacher training. I wanted to work in the state sector and started at a comprehensive in Kent, teaching Geography and introducing the subject at ‘A’ Level to a new Sixth Form. It meant I had responsibility and autonomy from the getgo and that’s something that’s characterised my career. After a couple of years, I was exhausted and moved on to Cranleigh in Surrey. I stayed for fifteen years, working under an challenging but inspirational Head who identified me as someone with ambition, who could do things and deliver. I had a fantastic time, but I’m always looking for the next challenge; I’d been a Housemaster for almost a decade, I’d completed an MBA, I wanted to be a Head, and run my own show. “I took a sole Deputy Headship at Milton Abbey in rural Dorset. I spent four years there, during which time we built two new boarding houses, so I got a lot of experience with capital projects. Then I came here, as Headmaster. Where were you born, and what is your favourite childhood memory? I was born in Australia – my dad’s an Australian, and my mum was English. After national service, dad spent two years travelling in Europe, then joined a ship bound from Southampton back to Australia. Mum was also on board, as a ‘Ten Pound Pom’… We moved to the UK when I was four. 46
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My favourite memories are of spending time on holiday with my family. It was always two weeks, in a cottage, in the UK. I didn’t always appreciate it then, but I do now. Who has had the greatest influence on your life and why? My Geography teacher at school brought the subject alive and first showed me the joy of teaching, while the Head at Cranleigh is directly responsible for helping me to get to where I am now.
If there was one thing which you could change about Wisbech, what would it be and why? I’d put a rail line into the town. It’d transform Wisbech, bring a real rebirth and renaissance. If you were 17 years old again, what advice would you give to yourself? When you’re 17 and in your Upper Sixth year, try not to argue too much with your parents and realise that you’re not in love. You’re going to meet a really nice girl and think you’re in love, but you’re not. You’ll spend far too much time arguing about it and thinking about her in your Upper Sixth year, which is not necessarily that good for you. Because it’s a fee-paying school, it’s easy to assume that WGS is a place of privilege, yet there are actually many parents who make a tremendous sacrifice to send their children to you. Why do they do that? I think it’s because they see the quality of the education, the commitment of the staff and that the state education around us isn’t giving them what they want. When people come into the school, they realise it’s a welcoming, friendly community, not at all snobby; this isn’t a classic independent school, it’s a proper oldfashioned, good school and when parents visit, they see the quality of the pupils. Our pupils are amazing, and they inspire me every day. MAY 2018
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The Technology Site
Beware the Scammers!
- Advice from Diamond Byte Solutions
What’s it all about, then? Phone scamming happens when a caller pretends to be a “technical support engineer” from either a Windows or Microsoft call centre, who has discovered problems or viruses on your computer. The caller will persuade you to give them access to your machine and, once in, will use a common scare tactic of showing you lots of yellow and red exclamation marks and other scary looking error messages on the machine and claim that these are caused by viruses, (which of course they are not; they are quite simply logged events such as your printer once having run out of paper or a web page you once tried to access was down). The “engineer” will of course require immediate payment to clean up the “dangerously infected” computer and install “protection” software onto the system. In addition, and unbeknownst to you, they are highly likely to install malware on your PC in order to obtain your online shopping or banking information, thus being able to steal money from your bank account. What should I do? Genuine computer companies will never, ever call you to report computer problems. So, if someone claiming to be from Microsoft or Windows technical support calls you, we recommend the following: • Do not purchase any software or services. • Ask if there is a fee or subscription associated with the “service.” If there is, hang up.
Team to have the charges reversed and the account protected from future charges.
• Contact Action Fraud at https://actionfraud.police.uk/ or 03001232040. • Change your computer password, along with the password of any online accounts that may have been provided to the scammer. • Update your security software and run a full security scan on your computer. • You may also want to contact a local IT professional to have your computer checked for malware. And another thing … Please tell your friends and family about these scams. If more and more people are able to stop making it financially worth their while, then the scammers might stop bothering innocent computer users. Don’t just take our word for it. Here are a few links https://blog.malwarebytes.org/tech-support-scams/ http://netsecurity.about.com/od/securityadvisorie1/fl/ How-to-Spot-a-Tech-Support-Scam.htm http://www.theguardian.com/ world/2010/jul/18/phone-scamindia-call-centres
• Take down the caller’s information and immediately report it to your local authorities. • Never provide your credit card or financial information to someone claiming to be from “Microsoft tech support.” • What if I’ve already been victimised by a phone scammer? • Contact your credit card or bank Fraud Prevention
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ll forms of investment carry a certain degree of risk. Tony Sharpe explains how we ensure that clients are comfortable with the element of risk associated with their investment portfolio. A core part of the advice service we provide to clients is to recommend suitable investments to help them build their wealth. There are many thousands of solutions and funds available, and the advice process will ensure that the mix of investment assets is right for you. The thing to remember is that investments generally carry an element of risk and you could potentially get back less than you put in or – in the very worst scenario – lose it altogether. However, different types of investment and
holdings in different companies and funds carry different levels of risk. Assessing your risk profile is a hugely important part of the work we do. Firstly, we will look at your attitude to risk to assess how you react to the prospect of losses in varying degrees and at what point you find potential losses emotionally unacceptable. Secondly, we will look at your capacity for loss. This measures the amount of money you are actually going to need at specific points in your life and the stage at which a loss would not be affordable. Once we have these two assessments, we can reconcile the findings and come up with a risk score that is tailored specifically to you. We then take the risk score and match suitable investments to it, so
that your portfolio is never exposed to more risk than is appropriate for you. The value of an investment and the income from it could go down as well as up. The return at the end of the investment period is not guaranteed and you may get back less than you originally invested. The tax treatment of investments depends on individual circumstances and is subject to change. Tony is a Chartered Financial Planner from Almary Green Investments Ltd – a Chartered firm of Independent Financial Advisers with offices in Wisbech, Norwich and Lowestoft. To discuss your financial planning, contact Tony on 01945 429518 or e-mail him at tony. email@example.com.
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Events - May 2018 1st - Bingo Night at the Walpole Community Centre. We are
planning to hold our first regular Bingo at the Community Centre, this will be run by the WPRFT Committee Members with proceeds going towards the Car Park and refurbishment of the centre, if this is well supported we would like to hold one once a month, doors will open at 6.30 pm for a 7.00 pm start, refreshments will be available on the evening. All welcome.
1st and 2nd - Paediatric First Aid Course at the Oasis Centre
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5th - Outwell Charity Car Wash from 10am - 2pm at Outwell
Village Hall. Outwell crew can’t wait to get your car sparkly for charity! All proceeds will go to The Fire Fighters Charity!
5th - Wild Things Karaoke Party at the King’s Head, 8pm. Join the Wild Things for an evening of laughs, music and great company at the King’s Head. All welcome!
from 9.30am - 4pm. Suitable for people wanting to work in the childcare industry or those with caring responsibilities in the community. Please contact Andrea Myers to book your place: Andrea.Myers@clarionhg.com or call 07712 691167.
5th - Wisbech Town FC Presentation Night, 7pm - 12am at the
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Elmer Hypnotherapy, 10am - 11.30am. Hypnotherapy is a very effective tool to release stress and tension but even if you are just looking for some time for yourself to unwind, then this may be the right session for you. £10 per session.
- Digital Photography and Film free short course! Tuesdays from 3pm - 5pm at The Oasis Centre. Come along for an introduction to digital photography and film with Dan Donovan. Understand composition and the dynamics of that special shot whether it be captured on a phone or using specialist equipment. On this practical course, Dan will walk you through and together you’ll create something great. To express your interest please contact fenland@camcommarts. org.uk or call 07707 972721.
3rd - Friends of Trinity Surgery presents ‘Beetle Drive’ and raffle
at the Oasis Centre, in aid of patients’ funds. Doors open at 6pm for 6.30pm start. Tickets to be bought at £6 per person in advance from 01945 352529 or 01945 480024. Ticket price includes fish and chips supper.
3rd - Pottery and Prosecco at Big Sky Arts, Old Gate Cottage, Tydd St Mary from 6.30pm - 8.30pm. It’s easy to get caught up in the distractions and stresses of modern life, so make some time for yourself and unwind! Grab a friend and come along to our fun and relaxed evening, create your own masterpiece out of clay and hopefully have a few giggles along the way! Suitable for all abilities, the emphasis is on having fun! The evening includes a slice of cake and glass of Prosecco. £15 per person. Your clay pieces will be fired within two weeks, I will let you know when it’s ready and then you may take it home or come back for an extra session to glaze it (£5). 3 - Alderman Jacobs Pre-School open session! 9am - 10am. For more information, call 01733 202403. rd
3rd - Menopause The Musical at Kings Lynn Corn Exchange, 7.30pm. Tickets are £29 per person, aged 16+. Starring Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders), Maureen Nolan (The Nolans), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty) and Hilary O’Neil (ITV’s Copy Cats). Menopause the Musical is heading out on another UK wide tour. This hysterical show packed full of one-liners about night sweats, hot flushes and memory loss is backed by an instantly recognisable soundtrack of innuendo-laden versions of 60s, 70s and 80s pop classics. 4th - Building Better Opportunities Job Cafe! ‘Helping you find the path to employment’. Come along to the Queen Mary Centre from 10am to 12pm.
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5th - Relaxation and Stress management session at Nicky
5th - Glam Slam Glitz at Wisbech and District Ex-Services club. Come and sing and dance with Glam Slam Glitz. 9pm - late.
5th - Tesco Wisbech Craft Fair from 10am - 4pm. We bring our
Six-monthly Indoor Craft Fair for local businesses. Showcasing many regular stall holders and some new ones. Stalls are £10. Stall holders are to arrive at 9am (Please no earlier) All stalls are to have Public Liability Insurance and any other insurances/ ratings for their business.We bring our 6th Monthly Indoor Craft Fair for local businesses. Showcasing many regular stall holders and some new ones.
7th - Charity Car Boot Sale event at the Horsefair Shopping Centre, from 9am - 1pm. Raising money for the Wisbech Lions Club, a local group dedicated to fundraising to help the schools, the elderly and much within the local community and further afield. 8th to 12th - The Wisbech Players present ‘Ladies in
Lavender’ directed by Barbara Mews. 7.30pm at the Angles Theatre, Wisbech. 01945 474447. www.anglestheatre.co.uk
9th - The Best of Wham! At Kings Lynn Corn Exchange from
7.30pm. Tickets are just £25 from www.kingslynncornexchange. co.uk. A fantastic new show featuring the best of George, Andrew, Pepsi and Shirlie with sensational vocals, choreography, costumes and an awesome live band. Can it really be 37 years since George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley formed one of the most enduring pop groups of the 80s? In four short years WHAM! sold more than 28 million records, topping the charts with three albums, four number one singles and eleven top ten hits. They featured in the Live Aid concert of 1985 and were the first western pop group to ever tour in China. Their impact and influence on the 80s era and music today really cannot be overemphasized.
10th and 24th - Zone C at the Oasis Centre, 5pm - 6.30pm. Are you aged 8-18? Do you like being creative? Do you like arts and crafts, photography, journaling? Do you want a space to chat and chill with friends with similar interests? Zone C could be just the place for you! Come and find free fun, friendship and freedom at Zone C 10th - 272 Wisbech Squadron Air Cadets Bingo. 6.30pm MAY 2018
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Events - May 2018 9.30pm. It’s our bingo time again, raising money for much needed equipment for the cadets to aid them with D of E and other projects. Please come along to support our local air cadets and as usual will be a fun night out. Doors open at 6.30pm, eyes down at 7.30pm.
10th - Free - Furniture, Reclaim, revamp & re-use at the Queen Mary Centre. A fantastic 8 session workshop, free to all, new learners welcome, please call Justin 07921 975054 for more information and to book your place.
12th and 19th - Market House Photography Group course held at the Church Hall, Long Sutton. 10am - 12pm. £20 per course or £4 per session. For further details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07850 602089. 13th - Annual Dog Show at the Orchard Tea Room! Show starts
at 10am. Trade stands welcome by pre booking including charities. Set up not before 9am. Judges to be confirmed. Rosettes to 6th place, best in show, reserve in show, best puppy and best veteran.
16 - Clear round evening at Fenland Equestrian Centre from 4pm - 7pm. Jumps can be altered as much as you like. £5 per go! From Beginners to Advanced welcome! th
16th and 23th - Peckover House - Marmalade Cake. During the afternoon, come and experience the frantic activity in the kitchen while the servants prepare for a birthday tea party for Alexandrina, age 10 and engage in a bit of gossip. Normal admission. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/peckover
16th - Psychic Sally at Kings Lynn Corn Exchange, 7.30pm.
Tickets are £25.50 per person. World renowned psychic, television and theatre star and the UK’s favourite award winning medium Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her phenomenal interactive stage show. Sally is one of the Uk’s most successful touring acts and has been wowing audiences across the country for the past 9 years. Sally’s jaw dropping show has attracted amazed reviews from theatre goers and psychic fans.
20th - HIBCW Annual General Meeting at the Hudson Centre
from 10.30am - 12.30pm. Open to all members, please come along to learn what’s been happening behind the scenes (and plenty has). Remember HIBCW is YOUR club so please come if at all possible.
23rd - Joe McElderry at Kings Lynn Corn Exchange from
7.30pm. Tickets are between £26.50 to £75 and they can be found at www.kingslynncornexhange.co.uk. After releasing his 5th album – Saturday Night at the Movies with a successful tour in the Summer 2017 and with numerous appearances at The London Palladium - Joe is now embarking on his own concert tour. Joe is excited to bring this all new show to you with his easy wit and charm that has endeared him to all ages from 5 to 95.
26th - Family Fun Day at Emneth playing field from 10am 4pm. A family friendly day to raise funds for the field - including a Colour Run, bouncy castles and a bar. 26th - Wisbech Spiritualist Church presents Psychic Supper at the Rosmini Centre, Queens Road from 7.30pm. Fish and Chips supper, tickets are just £15! 26th and 27th - ‘Outfest!’ Outwell Village Hall and Playing
field will be holding the annual raft race and music festival weekend again this year. The raft race will take place on Saturday 26th May and the music festival on Sunday 27th May. To find out more details, please visit ‘Outfest’ on facebook.
26th and 29th - Beekeeping workshop at The Secret
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20th - Walk right back at Kings Lynn Corn Exchange, 7.30pm.
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- BRINKS FESTIVAL COLOUR RUN, Check website for more details www.brinksfestival.org £23 per person. Walk Right Back tells the story of the most successful duo of all time - The Everly Brothers. Featuring hits such as Bye Bye Love, All I Have To Do Is Dream and Cathy’s Clown, this unique concert-based musical entwines the wonderful, sad yet glorious story of The Everly Brothers around those trademark harmonies from heaven. Follow the brothers’ rise from humble country beginnings to the biggest act the world had ever seen, then their inevitable split and decadelong feud, to the magnificent reunion that gave them back to the world, and back to each other. To book, please visit www. kingslynncornexchange.co.uk
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Events - May 2018 Garden Touring Park, 10am. £15 per person. Our beekeeping workshops are designed to give you a rare opportunity to experience honeybees in their natural environment. For more information, please visit ‘Bee Keeping Workshop’ on facebook.
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27th - Cinderella - Ballet Cymru at Kings Lynn Corn Exchange from 6.30pm. Tickets are £13.75 to £16.00 from www. kingslynncornexchange.co.uk. Ballet Cymru prides itself on being different and Cinderella will be no exception, with a new music score and creative circus elements, combined with the finest classical dance. Ballet Cymru worked with award winning composer Jack White and Circus Company Citrus Arts to conjure a surprising world of wonder and magic. Featuring choreography by Creative Wales Award winner Darius James, Ballet Cymru bring to life this timeless story using the company’s unique blend of classical technique and storytelling. 28th - Wisbech Ladies Circle, picnic and games, 11am - 3pm at Manor Farm Woodland Walks. We shall have chance to play a few garden games,have a picnic (please bring your own) and a walk around their woodland and see all they have done to the area. Dogs allowed as long as we clear up after them. This will be a great opportunity for new members to come find out more about us. All welcome. Cafe will be open. 28th - Charity Car Boot Sale event at the Horsefair Shopping Centre from 9am - 1pm. Raising money for FACET, (Fenland Area Community Enterprise Trust). FACET is dedicated to helping adults with learning and other disabilities to achieve their full potential in life, providing opportunities for them to train and gain qualifications to achieve employment or work towards living independently.
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6th - Town Walks, 8 weekly walks commencing on June 6th, organised by Octavia Hill Birthplace House - see their website for more details.
12th, 13th, 19th and 20th - Peckover House - Behind the Scenes tours. Explore parts of the property not normally open to visitors. Note: the tour will involve several flights of stairs. £3 plus normal admission. Booking advisable. www.nationaltrust. org.uk/peckover
Regular Clubs Wisbech IPMS Scale Model Club meet twice monthly at the Community room of Wisbech Tesco, on the 2nd and 4th Monday between 7pm and 10pm. All scales, genre and experience welcome. www.wipms.co.uk Every Wednesday Morning (Term time only.) The Spinney, Wisbech adventure playground - Stay and Play. 10.30am - 12pm. Huge sandpit, soft play, arts and crafts and other fun activities. All children under the age of 5 years welcome. Refreshments and snacks included. Free Admission. Please contact 07500 100464.
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Wisbech Know as the ‘Capital of the Fens’, Wisbech is a small, but busy, market town and regional, commercial centre. Whatever the time of year, Wisbech has a wealth of resources for all to enjoy, with its four free car parks and the central bus station, it is also very accessible.
If at any time people who live, earn, or learn in Wisbech have any proposals to make to the Town Council they should contact the office at 1 North Brink, Wisbech PE13 1JR Tel: 01945 461333 or email email@example.com www.wisbechtowncouncil.gov.uk
for this have recently been the subject of public consultation. Full details can be found on our website.
Wisbech is one of only a handful of towns in the region to reach ten consecutive gold awards in the history of the annual Anglia in Bloom contest, achieving Gold from 2008 to 2017. WISBECH TOWN COUNCIL is the first tier government for Wisbech (equivalent of a Parish Council) and has 18 councillors. Elections are usually held every four years for councillors covering seven wards. Which ward are you in? You can find ward maps on the Town Council website. Terry Jordan is the Town Council Clerk.
May/June 2018 Events ■ BRINKS FESTIVAL COLOUR RUN Sunday 20th May www.brinksfestival.org Check website for more details ■ Wis-beach Day Sunday 3rd June Wisbech Market Place See full details in the What’s On pages in this magazine.
There are many events that take place every year in Wisbech run by Wisbech Town Council, local groups and organisations. For details, keep an eye on the What’s On Calendar on the Wisbech Town Council website as well as the council Facebook and Twitter accounts. Host to many community activities and surrounded by a variety of retail outlets, Wisbech Market Place is also home to WISBECH MARKET. With a long trading history and lots of current bargains, Wisbech Market has a variety of stalls on site every day of the week. With a range of goods and local produce; you can buy your fresh fish, meat, fruit and vegetables, and treat your pets, get your watch mended, as well as have a cuppa and chat with friends. Thursdays and Sundays also see a regular car boot sale. Wisbech Town Council is always looking to develop its market offer and welcomes enquiries from established or new traders with goods and services to enchance or improve the service to customers. Wisbech Town Council have ambitions to enhance The Market Place as both a trading area and community place. Proposals
Wisbech Town Council Located in the Council Chamber (above the old Corn Exchange on North Brink), the Town Council has also recently taken on the management of another historic, Georgian, Wisbech building, Wisbech Castle. Once refurbishment has been completed, the aim is to make the building a public amenity, as well as preserving the historic building in good order for current and future generations. If you think you have something to offer or can help - please get in touch. Allotments Wisbech Town Council maintains several allotment sites in and around Wisbech. Plots of varying sizes are available according to requirements, with varying rents (usually about £15 to £60). If the return of spring has enthused you to grow-your-own, see if we can accomodate you. Wisbech Town Council have a programme of investments for its allotment sites.
MAY NEWS & UPDATES - By Steve Barclay MP
am pleased to announce that the Department for Education’s Opportunity Area programme will be awarding a quarter of a million pounds worth of grants to Fenland schools to help them to recruit more teachers in September 2018. Head teachers often explain to me the difﬁculty of recruiting teachers in our area. The grants are designed to allow the school to pick from a menu of incentives that the school can offer potential applicants – this is to ensure that our schools can secure the best teachers in Cambridgeshire. Grants will be awarded according to the following criteria: staff turnover, Ofsted rating, shortage subjects. I hope that all schools who have staff vacancies will register their interest in this scheme by emailing Briony.Davies@cambridgeshire.gov. uk as this is just one of the many initiatives being brought out by the Department for Education who support our schools and teachers. Now that the Easter holidays are over, preparations are underway for my summer ‘Read to Succeed campaign.’ I ﬁrst launched the campaign in 2016, after teachers raised the difﬁculty of encouraging children to read throughout the summer holidays which caused
their literacy skills to suffer a dip after the school break. The initiative, supported by the Bishop of Ely, teachers, businesses and community groups, ensures that every Year 4 and 5 child in North East Cambridgeshire can have a new book to take home and keep before the holidays. This year group being chosen because it is the age at which children often begin to read more independently. How did last year’s Read to Succeed Campaign add up? • Thanks to local support, we raised enough money to buy over 2500 new books • That means, that every single Year 4 and 5 child in North East Cambridgeshire received a new book to read during the summer holidays • As a result, local libraries recorded an increase in children participating in the Summer Reading Challenge I am hoping to continue the success of last year’s campaign and increase the amount of books donated this summer. I will be providing regular updates on the Read to Succeed Campaign via local press and social media.
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Holiday Homes for Your Best Friend! A new business has launched in the Peterborough area offering dog owners a home based alternative to kennels. Run by Shirley Lilley and her dogs Berry and Bobby, Wagging Tails give dogs their very own holiday as the only guest in the home of a specially selected dog Carer. All Wagging Tails Carers are experienced current or former dog owners, are at home during the day, have been licenced by their local council and are fully insured. Shirley, a resident of Whittlesey near Peterborough has been a dog owner for pretty much all of her life and, having endured breaks in the past where she had no option but to use kennels, fully understands
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Looking After Your Pet Rabbit â€“ by Whittlesey Veterinary Centre
Eating rabbits may well be a little distasteful to some of you, but that was why they were initially brought into Britain, probably by the Romans. Nowadays, they are a popular pet and also widely kept for breeding and showing. The domestication of rabbits is believed to have been started by monks who started selectively breeding them for coat colour as well as for food. Then later, the middle-class Victorians with too much time and money on their hands bred them for showing and competition, breeding the forerunners of many of the varieties we see today. Rabbits are herbivores, with their food passing twice through their gut. The first time the food goes through the digestive system it is primarily broken down, the rabbits eats the 'poo' from this digestion known as caecotrophs, which then mixes with stomach acids next time through the gut in order to be more efficiently digested. This system is necessary because it takes a lot of effort and energy to extract the vital components from a difficult substance like grass. Rabbits need to be able to reach their bottoms in order to eat the caecotrophs, so it is vitally important not to let them get fat. Rabbits need lots of good quality hay, fresh greens, dandelions, other vegetables and/or a complete rabbit food.
There are several makes of food available but the ones with the prettyâ€™ colours should be avoided. Bunnies are just like us in that they will take the tastiest option available, but this is usually the bits that make them fat, and once a rabbit is overweight it is very difficult to lose it. Another important food related condition is known as 'gut stasis' where the rabbit's gut slows down or stops, the food ferments in the gut and causes several problems. This is a life-threatening condition and veterinary help should be sought immediately.
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ALL ASPECTS OF TREE SURGERY FOR WISBECH, MARCH, CHATTERIS AND SURROUNDING AREAS: • Felling, shaping and pruning • 24hr emergency service • Stump grinding and removal • All waste removed • Fully insured CALL TODAY FOR A FREE QUOTATION
T: 01945 450082 M: 07711 897089
Folleys Drove, Guyhirn, Wisbech
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Bowles Tree and Garden Services, Folleys Drove, The Paddocks, Wisbech Cambridgeshire PE13 4EL BUILDING AND ROOFING
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MARTIN CLAYTON’S CARAVANS
● Emergency Service for Storm Damage Repairs ● Flat Roofs - New or Repaired ● Repointing/Rebedding of Ridge Tiles ● Retiling or Slating PLEASE ● New Gutter Fascias PHONE FOR A ● Chimney Stacks Repointed PROMPT FREE ● Roof Colour Coating Available ESTIMATE ● All Work Guaranteed
A&L ROOFING & UPVC FITTERS
■ Static caravans bought & sold ■ Delivery Available
WINDOWS | DOORS | CONSERVATORIES
T: 01354 655200 email@example.com www.aogwindows.co.uk
Tel: 01945 781276 / 07876 713942 Office: Little Acre, Seadyke Road, Murrow, Cambs, PE13 4SD
Clayton’s Caravans, Sand Bank, Wisbech PE13 4SE
174 Station Road, March, Cambs PE15 8NG
PHOENIX GENERAL BUILDER
A&L TREE & GARDEN SERVICES
All aspects of maintenance from the chimney stack to the drain. Brickwork, pointing, re-pointing etc. For more details call Dave on:
T 01354 279886 M 07866 433915
DOMESTIC & COMMERCIAL
● All kinds of TREES and HEDGES topped, pruned, shaped & felled ● Roots destroyed and rubbish removed ● Fully Insured Phone for a Free Estimate
01945 781276 07876 713942
Chris Grant Plastering Services Mobile: 07876 710123 Tel: 01945 587073 • Plastering & Re-skims • Re-skim over Artex • Repair & Replacement Ceilings • Dry Lining & Rendering • Coving
Selling? Simply choose the package that fits you. Selling your home couldnâ€™t be easier. Just pick a package and let us do the rest.
1 Digital Package
2 Premium Package
Premium Plus Package
To find out which package is right for you: Contact our local office on 01354 652502 Drop in and see us at 42 High Street, March Or visit maxeygrounds.co.uk/services/residential-packages