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November 2019

In this issue … An Alien Crayfish The Coprolite Industry in Meldreth Favourite Jaunts Letters to the Editor Local Fireworks Displays

Events include … Christmas Tree Festival Craft Market MLHG Coffee Morning Planting a Tree Day Service of Remembrance


Farm Fresh Turkeys BRONZE FREE RANGE TURKEYS TRADITIONAL FARM FRESH TURKEYS 8lb-25lb PREPARED READY FOR THE OVEN FRESH TURKEY BREAST ROLLS & JOINTS

ORDERS NOW BEING TAKEN FOR CHRISTMAS PLEASE CALL US TO RESERVE YOUR TURKEY

Black Barn Turkeys A.P. Burlton (Farms) Ltd Valley Farm, Meldreth, Royston, Herts SG8 6JP Tel: 01763 260445 email: blackbarn@farmline.com

Mondays 8-9pm Meldreth Village Hall £5 pay as you go This friendly class welcomes newcomers! For more info please contact Thea on 07930 893201


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November Events in Meldreth

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November Events in Meldreth

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Helen Walford (1928 to 2019)

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Reflections Hair Studio Specialist in all aspects of Unisex Hairdressing. Specialists in made to measure window coverings: Beautifully made and locally produced Curtains and Roman Blinds Suppliers of Sanderson, William Morris, Harlequin, Scion, Prestigious Textiles Top branded designer Wallpapers and soft furnishings Roller, Vertical, Pleated, Wood, PVC and Aluminium Venetian Blinds Contemporary window dressings: Plantation shutters and Awnings Experts in home automated motorised solutions FREE- NO OBLIGATION QUOTATIONS. FIND US AT Phillimore Garden Centre, Cambridge Road, Melbourn. SG8 6EY Tel: 01763 263399 www.sageblinds.co.uk Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm & Sat 9am-4pm

Cutting * Colouring Techniques * Hair Extensions We have a wide range of home hair care retail. Gift vouchers and hair accessories available.

01763 260431

45 Whitecroft Road , Meldreth Tuesday & Thursday 9am - Late Monday &Wednesday closed Friday 9am - 6pm Sat 9am - 3pm

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Brian Pepper (1938-2019)

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Meldreth Preschool Bingo Night

Meldreth Local History Group Coffee Morning

Meldreth Football Club Fixtures

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Mindful Makes Craft Fairs

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Richard Burns

Cambourne Self Storage

ELECTRICIAN

Outdoor Storage

For installation, repair or advice please call

24 Hour Access 7 Days a Week 365 Days a Year

Tel: Mob:

01763 263 121 07958 028 729

24 Hour Remotely Monitored CCTV Sensor Flood Lighting Keypad Entry and High Security Locks,

sockets@richardburnselectrician.co.uk Part P approved Certified installer

Vehicle Access Directly to Unit Doors

01767 676189

Compliant to BS7671 Based in Meldreth

www.CambourneSelfStorage.co.uk

Dog Walker & Animal Sitter Plus Holiday House Checks

Dust Free Wood Floor Sanding & Restoration

My name is Kim, I am a caring and experienced dog walker with Kennel Club gold certificate. I can also cater for other pets in your own home. I know your Pets are Family. References available. Insured. I also do house checks for those on holiday with or without pets. References available.

Is your Wooden Floor in need of Sanding? Call today on 01223 863 632 Please quote “Meldreth Mag”

Please call or text Kim on 07737 155554

Denny Lodge Business Park, Ely Road, Chittering

Whaddon Road, Meldreth, SG8 5RL

Club Facili es

Entertainments

Licensed bar Hall available for private hire for any occasion (compe ve rates) Fully equipped gymnasium (annual subscrip on) Snooker room, Pool table Large children's outdoor ac vity area Bowls green, Petanque pistes Football pitches, changing rooms

1st Friday of the month Melbourn Rock Club One Saturday a month Melbourn Rock Club Rock and Roll Night Every Thursday night Eternit bingo—starts 7.30pm Local gig venue

Big charity events during the year Motorcycle Rally - Air Ambulance - Mini Chill weekend - Camping - Local Chari es Club Charity - LUPUS

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Remembrance Sunday

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Friends of Holy Trinity www.foht.org.uk

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Christmas Tree Festival: Cakes and Produce

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Home Extension Plans Thinking of extending your home? I have helped many local people with ideas, practical solutions and preparing drawings for approval. I offer competitive fees and my initial visit is free ring John Clements on 01763 - 263275 to arrange an appointment.

ADDS ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN & DRAWING SERVICE

adds.clements@btinternet.com

ROYSTON FENCING TEL 01763 261150 FENCING, GATES INCLUDING ELECTRIC MADE TO ORDER

Personal care and a en on 24 hours a day by local caring, qualified staff

ALL TYPES OF FENCING AND GATES

Memorials Pre-Paid Funeral Plans

SHEDS AND GARDEN FURNITURE

Free Professional Bereavement Counselling available to all our clients

DECKING, PATIOS & PERGOLAS

Kingfisher House Fish Hill ROYSTON

SLEEPERS, PAVING & NATURAL STONE

Tel: 01763 242375

WWW.ROYSTONFENCING.CO.UK KNEESWORTH RD. MELDRETH ROYSTON

www.newlingsofroyston.co.uk

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Fireworks Safety

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Local Fireworks Displays

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Melbourn & District Photographic Club www.melbournphotoclub.com

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WALKERS PARTNERSHIP SOLICITORS DO YOU NEED TO MAKE OR UPDATE YOUR WILL?

We offer a FREE ini al appointment to discuss your circumstances, offering advice on Wills including ring-fencing your home from care and guidance regarding Inheritance Tax Nil Rate Bands. HOME VISITS are available at NO EXTRA CHARGE within a 20-mile Radius of Royston. SATURDAY MORNING appointments available on the following dates:*

9th and 23rd NOVEMBER 2019 FREE WILL SERVICE for the over 55s through the Cancer Research Free Will Scheme. For more information please contact:Fish Hill Chambers, 2-3 Fish Hill, Royston, Herts. SG8 9JY Tel: 01763 241 121 t.pilcher@walkerspartnership.co.uk Wills | Probate | Lasting Powers of Attorney | Conveyancing | Commercial Property *home visit appointments are subject to availability, Saturdays by appointment only,

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Local Events in November

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Meldreth Parish Council www.meldreth-pc.org.uk

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District and County Councillors’ Reports

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Planning Matters

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P.D. Property Services

Nigel Wigg Home Improvement Specialist

1 Abbots Close Litlington Nr Royston, Herts SG8 0QQ

• Exterior and interior home decorating

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• Tiling • Carpentry • Refurbishment • Timber carport and veranda

25274

PLUMBING, HEATING & GAS FULL BATHROOM DESIGN & INSTALL

design and construction

OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE

• General home repairs • Pruning / hedge and tree trimming • Professional service

01763 853 778 MOB 07768 332380

TEL

nigelwigg@gmail.com T 01480 700266 M 07801 057514

ASK FOR PAUL

RML

IT CONSULTANTS LTD

RML IT Consultants Ltd Newton Hall, Town Street, Newton, Cambridge CB22 7ZE Tel: +44 (0) 1223 873747, Mobile 07946 216268 Email: info@rmlconsultants.co.uk

INCORPORATING WANT YOUR P.C. REPAIRED AT REASONABLE RATES?

whatever the size of your company we can help… Internet connection and security Firewall/VPN solutions provider Installations and upgrades Network and computer support Wireless networking and security

GIVE ME A CALL ON:07946 216268

All our solutions are individually specified for your company ensuring the best and most cost-effective result:

Implementation of messaging systems Web design and content management Email compliance (archiving and retrieval) Hardware and software expertise and sourcing

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News From Heidi Allen, MP www.heidiallen.co.uk

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Neighbourhood Watch

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MELBOURN FLOORING AND INTERIORS LIMITED Phillimore Garden Centre, Cambridge Road, Melbourn, SG8 6EY Tel: 01763 262413 Vast Range of:

 Carpets and Vinyls  Real/Engineered Wood– Woodpecker, Xylo and many more  Balterio & Quickstep Laminates  Karndean, Amtico, Moduleo and Project Floors– Luxury Vinyl Tiles  Safety Flooring  Brand leading manufacturer samples available to take away Free survey and Estimates - Fitting by experienced staff VISIT OUR LARGE SHOWROOMS 9 TO 5 MONDAY TO FRIDAY 9 TO 4 SATURDAY OR CALL ON 01763 262413 AND SPEAK TO ONE OF OUR FRIENDLY STAFF. AMPLE FREE PARKING.

www.melbournflooring.co.uk

@melbournflooring

G I L H O O LY

Unit 1, Whitecroft Rd, Meldreth, Royston, SG8 8NE

MOTS Cars and vans Service and repairs to all COMMERCIALS HORSE BOXES MINI BUSES

VANS

Flexible working hours to suit you Monday — Saturday

Phone Mick on: 01763 263248 37


Letters to the Editor

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We can make life a little easier Local Community Services delivered from Moorlands Court Homecare: our fully trained carers visit you in your home. Sitting service: a visit from our experienced staff gives family carers time for themselves. Day Centre: based at Moorlands Court with a friendly and sociable atmosphere and includes a tasty 2 course lunch. Meals service: nutritious, hot lunchtime meal delivered to you. Housekeeping: we do those jobs which you can no longer manage, from cleaning and ironing, to bed changing and shopping. To find out more, call us at Moorlands Court on 01763 260564 or email: denise.taylor@chsgroup.org.uk

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MTC Autumn Tennis Tournament

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The Coprolite Industry in Meldreth

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Melbourn BMX Freestyle Meeting

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ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS

MELDRETH LANDSCAPES

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PLANNING & BUILDING REGULATION APPLICATIONS

Design & Layout Plans

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Hard Landscaping & Lighting

EXTENSIONS ALTERATIONS LOFT CONVERSIONS

Planting & Water Features Pergolas, Decking, etc

CONTACT US now to arrange a FREE on-site meeting at your convenience to discuss your project

Tel: 01763 261463

01353 649649 mail@elydesigngroup.co.uk www.elydesigngroup.co.uk

www.meldrethlandscapes.co.uk Kneesworth Rd., Meldreth, Royston, Herts

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The Man in the Tree

Storytime at The Hub

MELDRETH PLANT HIRE TEL: 01763 262738 DIGGERS, DUMPERS, BREAKERS, WHACKERS, ROTAVATORS. AVAILABLE FOR DAILY OR WEEKLY HIRE. WWW.MELDRETHPLANT.CO.UK 46


What’s On for Children and Families in November

adults, £8.60 children. Concessions £12.90.

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Garden design & build Planting plans Landscaping Patios Decking Fencing Fully qualified

Mobile: 07957 256320 Phone: 01763 260400 www.yourgreenlounge.com

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Meldreth Primary School www.meldreth.cambs.sch.uk

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1st Melbourn Guides

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Petersfield Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School (Orwell)   

Be Seen, Be Safe! Cyclists and pedestrians:

 Please wear bright, light or reflective clothing  Pedestrians, please carry a torch  Cyclists, use front and rear lights 51


Favourite Jaunts from Meldreth: Johnsons of Old Hurst

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Little Hands Nursery School

PC Repairs

Little Hands is a Private Nursery School specialising in quality education for the under fives and offers:

Advice & Installation of Home Networks

Flexible hourly booking - open 08.30 to 16.30 Term time bookings with optional holiday club Bumble Bee room for children 12 – 24 months Ladybird room for 2 year olds Butterfly room for children 3-5 years With optional “ready for school sessions”

Help with Selecting a computer

All sessions have a high staff to child ratio and are available for eligible funded 2 year olds and all funded 3/4 year olds with no extra charges

Brian Girling 01223 208529 (Wimpole)

The Moor, Melbourn

Fault Finding E-mail bg@moncraft.co.uk

Categorised as “Outstanding” by Ofsted

For further information contact Anne McCrossen: 01763 260964 lh-melbourn@btconnect.com

We can also provide the following services: Design of brochures, posters, business cards, etc. A4/A3 laminating • A4 comb-Binding Small print runs on A6 to A3 media

Little Hands is also at Bourn, Linton and Newton visit the website at www.littlehands.co.uk

iPLASTER

Huw Shortle

SKIMMING / PATCHING CEILING REPAIR WATER DAMAGE REPAIR ARTEX COVERED

Pure Water Window Cleaning

01763 260 526 07837 645173

07915 378397

Email - iplaster@outlook.com CONTACT FOR FREE QUOTE IAN NORTH END MELDRETH

info@huwclean.co.uk

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An Alien Crayfish

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Notes From a Small Garden

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Overgrown Hedges and Trees

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We can make life a little easier Local Community Services at Moorlands Court

Now treating paddocks & large areas

Day Centre Our friendly day centre is open from 10 am to 3 pm, Tuesdays to Fridays.

BESPOKE LAWNCARE SERVICES SINCE 2005

Interesting activities, sociable atmosphere, home cooked lunch.

Independent and family run, we put the care into lawncare

Transport available for older people living in Melbourn and nearby villages.

01763 244955 lawnpartners.co.uk

From ÂŁ8.40 per hour. To find out more, just call us at Moorlands Court on 01763 260564, or email: denise.taylor@chsgroup.org.uk

Coton Electrical for all Domestic wiring Full rewiring Consumer units Lights and switches New sockets Gardens Kitchens & bathrooms

NEW! Inspections PAT Tests NEW!

Free estimates www.cotonelectrical.co.uk david@cotonelectrical.co.uk

Call David on 07749 850026 17 Flambards Close, Meldreth

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Meldreth WI

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Melbourn & Meldreth Women’s Group

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Local Police Surgeries at The Hub, Melbourn

since 2009 Winner: British Renewable Energy Installer of the Year, 2018

Call us anytime on 01223 863 885.

cambridge-solar.co.uk 61


HomeStart Royston & South Cambridgeshire www.hsrsc.org.uk

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Village Garden Services Contact : Campbell Weir Mobile : 07798 924022 Home : 01223 207583 Email : campbell.weir@outlook.com Reliable and friendly service for all your general garden maintenance needs and much more ...… !

The Most Thorough Clean or it’s Free!

Carpet, Upholstery, Leather, Rug & Stone/Tile Cleaning

Home heating oil • Prompt delivery service

• Competitive prices

Call today on 01223 863 632

01223 846846

Please quote “Meldreth Mag”

www.shelfordenergy.co.uk

Denny Lodge Business Park, Ely Road, Chittering

delicious! bewith Slimming World MELDRETH WEDNESDAY 5.30pm & 7.30pm Meldreth Village Hall High Street, Tel: Alison 07812 825 389

slimmingworld.co.uk

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Arthur Rank Hospice Charity News

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Village Directory

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Advertising Rates

Index to Advertisers


New Yoga Class for Meldreth Meldreth Village Hall Mondays 9.00 – 10.30 am th

Starts 14 January 2019 and runs weekly during term time Friendly, supportive classes in a non-competitive environment helping you to develop strength, flexibility and well-being. Suitable for all abilities. ÂŁ10 drop-in or ÂŁ90 for a 10 class pass. More details at www.yoga2.co.uk or email Chris and Shelagh: yoga2@btinternet.com

The Letting Centre Established 23 years, The Letting Centre is a local, dedicated letting agency based in Melbourn. With longstanding clients some of whom have been with us for 20 years or more, we aim to provide a personal, tailored service covering Cambridge, Royston, Buntingford, Saffron Walden and surrounding villages. We offer discounted fees for multiple properties, as well as those located in Melbourn and surrounding area. Call us for a free market appraisal and comprehensive landlord pack. The Letting Centre, 24b Orchard Road, Melbourn, Cambridgeshire SG8 6HH Tel. 01763 263039 email enquiries@letting-centre.co.uk www.letting-centre.co.uk


Planting a Tree Day for Meldreth Saturday November 30th 10.30am – 12.30pm at the British Queen

Come and get a tree to plant in your garden or on the grass verge and help to combat climate change In aid of the Woodland Trust www.woodlandtrust.org Coffees and teas served

See page 56 for more details

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