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Free family fun day See page 6

Get your recycling right See page 21

Meet your councillor See page 28 About Your Council | Waste & Recycling | Housing | Community | Planning | Environmental Health | Health & Wellbeing

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Welcome

South Cambs Magazine

Welcome to the summer edition of South Cambs Magazine

Contents Contact Us ............................... 4

I’m incredibly excited and proud to become the new Leader of the Council following the elections at the start of May when the Liberal Democrats won 30 of the 45 seats available.

Health & Wellbeing ................. 6

As the party now in control of the Council, we are determined to put the heart back into Local Government and make sure communities are at the centre of everything we do.

Planning .................................. 18

Now’s also a good time to get to know your local councillor. There’s a list of members, the areas they cover and their contact details starting on page 28. They will be pleased to hear from you and to help with any matters. Now we’re into summer it’s the perfect time to remind you that our annual, free, family fun day, Parklife, is fast approaching. It’s at Milton Country Park on Sunday 1 July and is always a brilliant day out for all ages. Have a look at page 6 for a taste of the watersports and outdoor activities on offer. Do book some slots in advance as many fill-up fast. I look forward to seeing you there. Finally, flick to page 42 for a celebration of our local shining stars. It was great to meet so many people who voluntarily give so much to our villages at our Community Awards recently. Cllr Bridget Smith Leader South Cambridgeshire District Council

Housing ................................... 16

Waste & Recycling ................ 21 About Your Council ................. 28 Community .............................. 37 Competition ........................... 46

South Cambs Magazine Enquiries should be directed to: Editor: Gareth Bell Editorial: Tom Horn South Cambridgeshire District Council South Cambridgeshire Hall Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne Cambridge CB23 6EA e: South.CambsMagazine@scambs.gov.uk t: 03450 450 500 Design: Sean Gentle and Katie Rea

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Health & Wellbeing

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Parklife

On Sunday 1 July, our free family fun day, Parklife, returns to Milton Country Park for the tenth year. Organised with Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust, who manage the Country Park, Parklife brings together lots of free outdoor activities and entertainment. It’s a terrific opportunity to try different activities, and go away inspired to lead a more active lifestyle. On the water, there will be taster sessions in paddleboarding, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and, for a donation, hovercraft rides courtesy of local charity Hoveraid. Watersports are normally popular, so there will be a booking system with limited spaces bookable in advance and the remainder bookable on the day.

Book in advance

Hoveraid's hovercraft will return for Parklife 2018, giving rides in exchange for a donation

Save time on the day and plan your activities! Book one activity per person in advance online at www.miltoncountrypark.org/parklife from Friday 1 June until all advanced sessions are booked. Age and height restrictions apply so please check the eligibility criteria. An administration fee will apply for advanced bookings. On the day bookings open at 10am. The booking stand will be close to the visitor centre. Activities booked on the day will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

All new this year will be a mobile caving system to explore. Many regular favourites will also be returning, such as inflatable zorbs, archery, climbing walls, bouncy castles (please bring socks), balance and all ability bikes, mountain biking, bush craft and pond dipping. Our entertainment area will showcase a variety of local music and dance acts and there will be an excellent range of food and drink available, including a vintage tea tent. You can of course bring a picnic too.

Parking

The best place to park, for free, is Milton Park and Ride, CB24 6DQ, which is a 15-minute walk to the country park via the footbridge over the A10. Parking at the country park costs £4 and will be extremely limited.

Be sure to check out the Zorbs!

Parklife would not be possible without the kind support of these organisations: Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust, Tesco, Real Life, Wildly Curious, Crossfit Stags & Does and Sawston Sports Centre. For more information and sponsorship opportunities visit: www.scambs.gov.uk/parklife, contact duty.communities@scambs.gov.uk or call 01954 713070

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Waste & Health & Recycling Wellbeing

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Get active this summer! As part of the Let’s Get Moving Cambridgeshire initiative, we have plenty of activities taking place in South Cambridgeshire to help people of all ages and abilities to become more active.

Your Ph ysical Activity Co-O rdinator is Ell en Bridg es

Walking Netball Histon Recreation Ground Hard Courts, CB24 9LU, 10:30am to 11:30am

T’ai Chi Great Shelford Sports Pavilion, CB22 5LZ, 1pm to 2pm

New Age Kurling Sawston Mill Pavilion, CB22 3HZ, 2pm to 3pm Walking Football Fulbourn Multi Use Games Area, CB21 5BS, 5pm to 6pm

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What is New Age Kurling? A new version of the well-known Winter Olympic sport ice curling which can be played indoors. Players can be sat or standing, making it an activity anyone can enjoy

“Th e walking netb all sessions are such a laugh and a lot of fun. It was great to get back on the court after all thes e years”

Walking Netball Sawston Sports Centre, CB22 3PB, from 6pm to 7pm Strength and Balance Exercise Class Orwell Community Room, Meadow Croft Way, SG8 5QU, 10am to 11am

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Go for a bris k walk to th e shops to buy milk an d bread! Let’s Run Mums A beginners running group especially for mums Milton Country Park, CB24 6AZ, 10am to 11am

“The social el ement makes alk goin g for a w e or m h muc appealin g an d s allows pare nt w ne t to mee people”.

New Age Kurling Papworth Village Hall, CB23 3RD, 10:30am to 12 noon

Parktennis Waterbeach Recreation Ground, CB25 9NJ 10am to 11am

Manual Wheelchair Football, 4pm to 5pm Powerchair Football 5pm to 6pm Impington Sports Centre, CB24 9LX

Take a walk around th e local park to get some nice fres h air

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For more information please email ellen.bridges@scambs.gov.uk call 01954 713294 ww.scambs.gov.uk/lets-get-moving-activities or visit www.scambs.gov.uk/services/activities

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Sports Holiday Camps

We have a great chance for anyone aged 7 to 14 years old (school years 2 to 9) to come and get active this summer. If the recent Commonwealth Games have inspired young people to try a new sport, our netball, athletics, rounders and Kwik Cricket camps could be just the ticket. Our fun and friendly camps are a great way to keep kids active during the Athletics holidays and suitable for all Monday 30 & Tuesday 31 July, 10am to 3.30pm abilities from newbies Wilberforce Road Athletics Track, Cambridge, CB3 0EQ to those who have played before or at school. Netball The cost is £24 per day. If a child attends more than Wednesday 1 & Thursday 2 August, 10am to 3.30pm one day, or two or more siblings attend, the cost is Impington Village College Sports Centre, CB24 9LX £20 per child per day.

Rounders & Kwik Cricket

Friday 3 August, 10am to 3.30pm Impington Village College Sports Centre, CB24 9LX We will also be running athletics and netball camps on 24 & 25 October during the half term

To book a place go to: www.scambs.gov.uk/sportscamps For more information contact: holiday.camps@scambs.gov.uk or call 01954 713070

Could our subsidised exercise referral scheme help you? Our Active and Healthy 4 Life exercise referral scheme helps adults overcome common health challenges and make lifestyle changes to improve their wellbeing. The scheme runs at eight centres across South Cambridgeshire so wherever you live, there’s bound to be one near you. People with cardiovascular, respiratory, psychological and musculoskeletal conditions or diabetes could benefit. Referrals can be made by your GP, physio or nurse. Tim Frayne from Cambourne was experiencing severe shoulder pain, and was referred by his physiotherapist. Tim said: “When I started I was in so much pain I struggled to sleep and needed strong pain relief. I now feel so much better that I no longer need pain relief. It’s been really beneficial to my overall health and wellbeing.” Gemma Ogilvie, Tim’s specialist referral instructor, has several years’ experience of supporting people with health conditions to exercise. Gemma said: “Tim has benefited from following a structured programme of moderate activity, including resistance exercises to strengthen his upper body and improve flexibility. It’s great to see how far he’s come, and that he wants to keep exercising after the course has ended.” It costs £3 for each of the 24 sessions. There are also initial and final one-to-one assessments costing £8 each.

Exercise Referral Scheme

 Active & Health 4 Life’s Specialist Referral Instructor, Gemma Ogilvie and Tim Frayne from Cambourne

For more information visit www.scambs.gov.uk/active email AandH4L@scambs.gov.uk or call 01954 713070

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Health & Wellbeing / Housing

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Elite athletes on track

We’ve given funding to almost 30 athletes from South Cambridgeshire to help them on the path to sporting success. They were all successful in applying for money from our Elite Athlete Award Scheme. The programme is in place to assist local able-bodied and disabled athletes, who compete at regional levels, through to those aiming to represent Team GB at world-class events like the Olympics and Paralympics. 29 local athletes successfully bid for funds. Around £17,000 was awarded to sports-people who compete in athletics, clay pigeon shooting, cycling, diving, equestrian dressage, golf, gymnastics, hockey, rowing, sailing, skeleton bobsleigh, swimming, tennis, trampoline, triathlon, goalball, powerlifting and squash. The fund helps pay for vital factors in their development that can’t be overlooked, like accommodation, equipment and training. Georgina Cohen from Shingay-cum-Wendy competes in the skeleton bobsleigh. After being awarded £250, the 28-year-old said: “It’s a welcome contribution to my training. As we don’t have a bobsleigh track in the UK, I must travel abroad to Georgina Cohen from train and compete. Accommodation, travel, transport, Shingay-cum-Wendy competes insurance and track runs all must be in skeleton bobsleigh budgeted for.”

Foot on the housing ladder

Nine brand new shared ownership homes will soon be available in Waterbeach. The homes in Denny End Road offer the opportunity for people with a household income of less than £80,000, who can’t buy outright, to get on the housing ladder. Shared ownership means you buy a percentage of the home through a normal mortgage, with the remaining portion being rented. The share you can buy can range from 30% up to a maximum of 80%. The rent you pay on the portion of the home you do not own is lower than it would be normally. The two and three-bedroom homes will be maintained and managed by Cambridge Housing Society (CHS) – a housing association we work with regularly. To be eligible you should also have a local connection to Waterbeach. This can either be through working, living or having close family relatives already in the village. You can register an interest by emailing the selling agents Cheffins at Christina.ballands@cheffins.co.uk or calling 01223 214214. The Shared Ownership homes are now advertised on the Help to Buy website at www.helptobuyese.org.uk with viewings to come shortly.

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Planning

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A14 upgrade latest Nearly 40% of the main construction work has now been successfully completed and work is currently focussing on the scheme’s 34 bridges and structures. Giant steel beams have been delivered to site over the winter and many have taken up their permanent positions on some of the new bridges near Huntingdon, including the bridge over the East Coast Main Line and the bridge that will eventually carry the new A14 over the A1. The 750m long River Great Ouse viaduct has seen eight of its 17 spans fitted with steel beams. The rest will come between now and the end of the summer. A second bridge opened to traffic in February; the Brampton Road bridge that links Brampton and Grafham, across the A1.

What’s next?

Despite the long and lingering winter, the new earthworks season has begun. By the time the project is completed at the end of 2020, 10 million cubic metres of earth will have been moved across the site. Over the coming year, more project milestones will be completed and work will also start on new sections of the scheme. Work to widen the A1 from two lanes to three in each direction near Alconbury will continue to progress; a section of the new southbound carriageway opened just before Easter. A critical part of the project is the redesign of the Bar Hill junction, where Highways England have now built the temporary slip roads, allowing them to start work on the new bridge. Beams will be installed over the A14 as part of the redesign of the Swavesey junction, where the current path of the A14 veers off to the new Huntingdon Southern Bypass.

Archaeology With 250 archaeologists working on site, the A14 scheme is one of the biggest and most complex archaeological projects ever undertaken in the UK. The archaeology project is now most of the way through the programme, which will cover around 350 hectares, the equivalent of over 800 football pitches! Excavation is providing new information about how the landscape was used by the earliest hunter-gatherers 12,000 years ago and revealing the origins of the villages and towns along the A14 today. Finds so far date from the Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages, as well as Roman, Anglo-Saxon and medieval periods. The current programme following the road from Alconbury to Swavesey will run until summer 2018. Once complete, work will begin between Girton to Milton and in Huntingdon town centre.

Keep in touch:

www.highwaysengland.co.uk/A14C2H www.facebook.com/A14C2H Twitter: @A14C2H A14CambridgeHuntingdon@highwaysengland.co.uk 0300 123 5000

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Details of the A14 upgrade archaeology events can be found at: www.molaheadland.com/events/A14C2H

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Waste & Recycling

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Get your recycling right Environmental awareness about waste is at an all-time high, with Blue Planet II highlighting the issue of plastics ending up in the ocean. We can all do our bit to give the planet a helping hand, by recycling as best we can at home. To help you be confident you’re getting it right, we’ve compiled the following based on questions from residents. How clean does recycling need to be?

It’s important there’s no food or liquids left in recyclables, as this makes it more difficult and expensive to recycle, and can spoil other materials in the bin too. A quick rinse in your washing-up water is usually enough.

Why do some packaging labels say ‘not currently recycled’ but the council says they can be? These labels have been developed nationally to help more packaging end up in the right place. They’re based on the percentage of councils which can accept the item for recycling. Plastic film can’t be recycled by 80% of councils, so it is marked ‘not yet recycled’ but we’re in the 20% that can accept it.

Can you recycle black plastics?

No. Plastics are sorted optically by machine and black plastics do not reflect any light, so cannot be identified and correctly sorted. This is a problem which is being addressed nationally.

Can I recycle hard plastics like washing up bowls?

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Not in your blue bin. Hard plastics are made from even more different types and combinations of plastic than packaging, and the sorting systems aren’t set up to deal with them. Donate if in good condition or take to a Household Recycling Centre.

Can I put biodegradable plastic bags, cutlery and cups in my green bin?

No. None of these break down fast enough for the rapid composting process. Put food waste in loose, wrap in newspaper or use paper caddy liners. Paper liners are available to buy at our Cambourne offices at £3 for a pack of 50, or online via our website at £4.49 for a pack of ten (including postage).

Do I need to peel off labels?

No. Labels can easily be removed during the recycling process.

This can be recycled - even the trigger mechanism

Can trigger sprays from cleaning product bottles and hand soap pumps be recycled?

Yes and no! Yes to trigger sprays, but no to soap pumps. This is because they usually contain a metal spring. Work is being done with manufacturers to make these recyclable.

What should I do with bottle tops?

Once you’ve rinsed your bottle or jar, squash (if plastic) and replace the top or trigger spray. This helps keep it squashed, and helps the small cap make it through the recycling plant. It doesn’t matter if the cap is a different type of plastic (or even a totally different material) as this can be dealt with at a later stage of processing.

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The pump from hand soaps can't be recycled, but the plastic bottle itself can

To help you get your recycling right we’ve listed the best way to recycle or dispose of hundreds of items in our recycling A-Z at www.scambs.gov.uk/what-goes-which-bin www.scambs.gov.uk

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Bin collection dates Green bin

Black bin

Monday A - Balsham, Carlton, Cherry Hinton, Fulbourn, Great Wilbraham, Horseheath, Little Wilbraham, Six Mile Bottom, Stow-cum-Quy, Teversham, West Wickham, West Wratting, Weston Colville Monday B - Babraham, Bartlow, Castle

Camps, Great Abington, Hildersham, Linton, Little Abington, Pampisford, Sawston, Shudy Camps, Whittlesford

Blue bin

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Tuesday B - Barrington,

Chesterton Fen, Foxton, Melbourn, Meldreth, Shepreth

Wednesday A - Abington Pigotts, Barton, Bassingbourn, Grantchester, Guilden Morden, Harlton, Haslingfield, Litlington, Orwell, Shingay-Cum-Wendy, Steeple Morden, Whaddon, Wimpole Wednesday B - Arrington, Caldecote, Comberton, Coton, Croydon, Gamlingay, Great Eversden, Hardwick, Hatley, Kingston, Little Eversden, Little Gransden, Longstowe, Madingley, Tadlow, Toft

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Thursday B - Bar Hill, Dry

Drayton, Fen Drayton, Girton, Lolworth, Longstanton, Northstowe, Oakington, Over, Swavesey, Westwick

Friday B - Chittering, Fen Ditton,

Horningsea, Milton, Waterbeach

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What goes where?

If your bin is not collected, please report it by 3.30pm the following day, at www.scambs.gov.uk/recycling

Get an extra blue bin for FREE! Contact us using the details below. Occasional extra recycling (excluding glass) will be collected if left alongside your blue bin in a transparent sack. Put items loosely in your blue bin Rinse items to remove any food contamination Squash cartons and plastic bottles, flatten boxes

Blue bin

Paper, magazines & envelopes

Yes

Cartons (e.g. Tetrapack)

Cardboard

Plastic bags, film wrapping

No Food Liquids Nappies Expanded polystyrene or Styrofoam Non-packaging plastic e.g. toys, bowls

Food & drinks cans

Empty aerosols

Flat glass or mirrors Pyrex

Greeting cards

Wrapping paper (no metallic plastic)

Plastic bottles, pots, tubs & trays

Textiles Tinfoil & foil trays

Batteries inc. AA & AAA cells, button batteries, size C & D and any laptop & mobile battery

Batteries

Green bin

Extra garden waste cannot be collected. Please compost it or take it to Milton or Thriplow Recycling Centres Wrap food waste in paper

Large tins

Glass jars & bottles

Put in a clear plastic bag and tie it to your blue bin lid

Kitchen paper & tissues (put in green bin) Dirty packaging

Any type of plastic including bags/sacks & biodegradable/ compostable ‘plastic’ food waste bags

Kitchen caddy and paper liners

Cat or dog waste Nappies Soil, stones or turf

Food waste (meat, fish & dairy)

Garden waste

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Untreated wood and sawdust

Available from our Cambourne offices - use them in the kitchen and empty into the green bin when full. The caddy is free, liners cost £3 for 50.

Non-recyclable / non-compostable material

Painted or treated wood

Rubble Bricks Soil

Please consider donating items and recycling before placing them in your black bin We cannot collect extra black bin rubbish. Please take it to Milton or Thriplow Recycling Centres Disposable nappies should be put in the black bin Empty and full paint tins cannot be collected. Please take them to Milton or Thriplow Recycling Centres

For more information visit www.scambs.gov.uk/bins or call 03450 450 063 Summer 2018

Clothing or textiles

Very heavy items Electrical items Take the above to a Household Recycling Centre

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Get composting

Composting is the ideal way to recycle more of your food and garden waste, while benefitting from fantastic free compost for your garden. It’s easy, cheap and fun. We’ve teamed up with www.getcomposting.com to make bargain compost bins available through their website. You can also pick up a free kitchen caddy from our reception so you can put food waste in a handy container to empty into your compost bin. Just visit our Cambourne office, where you can also buy paper caddy liners (£3 for 50) to help with emptying it and keeping it clean. It’s important to include the right mix of waste in your home compost bin for it to work properly. There is great advice at www.recyclenow.com/reduce-waste/composting

Boost your bathroom recycling

You may not realise it, but your bathroom is awash with recyclables. If everyone in the UK recycled just one extra cleaning product bottle, it’d save enough energy to vacuum more than 82,000 homes. Most of us recycle from the bathroom. However, having a proper, organised system can help us recycle more items like shampoo bottles, toilet roll tubes and deodorant cans.

Five tips to help organise your bathroom recycling: 1. Short on floor space? Hang a bag on the back of the door to keep your empties in 2. Hide your empty recyclables away in a cupboard or drawer 3. Grab a second bin, or switch to a dual bin 4. Re-purpose an attractive basket or box to store recyclables 5. Put empties on the landing or in the dirty laundry basket to take to the recycling bin next time you’re heading downstairs

The top 10 things everyone can recycle from their bathroom 1. Shampoo bottles 2. Conditioner bottles 3. Shower gel and bubble bath bottles 4. Cardboard boxes including toothpaste or soap boxes 5. Toilet roll tubes 6. Bathroom cleaner and bleach bottles (even the spray part) 7. Deodorants 8. Shaving foam cans 9. Hand soap bottles (but not the pump dispenser) 10. Moisturiser bottles

To save space in the bathroom, squash your empty bottles and replace the lid or spray dispenser. Please note that soap pump dispensers can’t be recycled. These should be put into your black bin.

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Know your local councillor

Residents headed to the polls on Thursday 3 May to elect all 45 councillors on the District Council. The councillors represent 26 wards and are elected to champion the community, businesses and residents in your local area. Councillors also participate in the political management of the Council, setting priorities and deciding how these should be carried out, agreeing the annual budget and important policies, and sitting on various committees. You can contact your local councillor to raise any issues of local concern, discuss any aspect of our services, or find out more about matters relating to your area. The full results of the elections on 3 May can be found by visiting www.scambs.gov.uk/elections2018 We have listed all councillors by ward and provided their contact details for your convenience. These can also be found by visiting www.scambs.gov.uk and clicking on ‘The Council’ icon. If you have any difficulties contacting a councillor, please contact democratic.services@scambs.gov.uk or call 03450 450 500.

Political breakdown Liberal Democrat (LD) - 30 Conservative (Con) - 11 Labour (Lab) - 2 Independent (IND) - 2

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24 7 2

13 6

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1. Balsham

5. Caldecote

7. Caxton & Papworth cont.

Villages covered: Balsham, Carlton, Horseheath, West Wickham, West Wratting, Weston Colville

Villages covered: Bourn, Caldecote, Childerley, Kingston, Little Gransden, Longstowe

Villages covered: Boxworth, Cambourne West, Caxton, Conington, Croxton, Elsworth, Eltisley, Graveley, Knapwell, Papworth Everard, Papworth St.Agnes,

Cllr Geoff Harvey (LD) 7 Linton Road, Abington, Cambridge, CB21 6AA T 07482 429729 E cllr.harvey@scambs.gov.uk @geoffharvey3

2. Bar Hill Villages covered: Bar Hill

Cllr Bunty Waters (CON) 77 Foxhollow, Bar Hill, Cambridge, CB23 8ES T 07734 690580 E cllr.waters@scambs.gov.uk @BuntyWaters77

Cllr Tumi Hawkins (LD) Highfield House, 90 West Drive, Highfields Caldecote, Cambridge, CB23 7NY

T 01954 210840 E cllr.hawkins@scambs.gov.uk @CouncillorTumi

6. Cambourne

Cllr Aidan Van de Weyer (LD) 9 Orwell Terrace, Barrington, Cambridge, CB22 7SG T 07545 922912 E cllr.vandeweyer@scambs.gov.uk @aidanvdew

4. Bassingbourn Villages covered: Bassingbourn, Litlington

Cllr Nigel Cathcart (LAB) 68 Spring Lane, Bassingbourn, Royston, Herts,

Lives in Upper Cambourne, C/o South Cambridgeshire District Council, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, CB23 6EA T 07985 223078 E cllr.betson@scambs.gov.uk @RuthBetson

54 Bisley Crescent, Upper Cambourne, CB23 6JA T 07852 753216 E cllr.bhattacharya@scambs.gov.uk @shrobonab

Cllr Gavin Clayton (LAB)

Lives in Great Cambourne. C/o South Cambridgeshire District Council, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, CB23 6EA

T 01954 267202 E cllr.wright@scambs.gov.uk

8. Cottenham Villages covered: Cottenham, Rampton

Cllr Neil Gough (LD) 343 High Street, Cottenham, Cambridge, CB24 8TX

T 07919 990299 E cllr.gough@scambs.gov.uk

Cllr Eileen Wilson (LD) 25 Denmark Road, Cottenham, Cambridge, CB24 8QS

T 07825 770899 E cllr.wilson@scambs.gov.uk

T 07545 641810 E cllr.clayton@scambs.gov.uk

7. Caxton & Papworth

9. Duxford

Villages covered: Boxworth, Cambourne West, Caxton, Conington, Croxton, Elsworth, Eltisley, Graveley, Knapwell, Papworth Everard, Papworth St.Agnes

Villages covered: Babraham, Duxford, Hinxton, Ickleton, Pampisford

Cllr Mark Howell (CON)

SG8 5HT

2 Vinter Close, Papworth Everard, Cambridge, CB23 3RU

T 01763 243637 E cllr.cathcart@scambs.gov.uk

T 01480 831848 E cllr.howell@scambs.gov.uk

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Cllr Ruth Betson (CON)

(CON)

Villages covered: Barrington, Great Eversden, Little Eversden, Orwell, Wimpole

Marshalls Farm Elsworth Road, Conington, Cambridge,

Villages covered: Cambourne

Cllr Shrobona Bhattacharya

3. Barrington

Cllr Nick Wright (CON)

Cllr Peter McDonald (LD) 4 Maynards, Whittlesford, Cambridge, CB22 4PN T 07912 669092 E cllr.mcdonald@scambs.gov.uk

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10. Fen Ditton & Fulbourn

13. Girton

15. Harston & Comberton cont.

Villages covered: Fen Ditton, Fulbourn, Great Wilbraham, Horningsea, Little Wilbraham, Stow-Cum-Quy, Six Mile Bottom, Teversham

Villages covered: Dry Drayton, Girton, Madingley

Villages covered: Barton, Comberton, Coton, Grantchester, Harlton, Harston, Haslingfield, Hauxton, South Trumpington

Cllr Graham Cone (CON) 24 Shelford Road, Fulbourn, Cambridge CB21 5HJ

T 07595 361285 E cllr.cone@scambs.gov.uk

Cllr Claire Daunton (LD) Lives in Little Wilbraham C/o South Cambridgeshire District Council, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, CB23 6EA T 07852 552839 E cllr.daunton@scambs.gov.uk

Cllr John Williams (LD) 73 Station Road, Fulbourn, Cambridge, CB21 5ER

T 01223 880940 E cllr.williams@scambs.gov.uk

11. Foxton Villages covered: Fowlmere, Foxton, Great Chishill, Heydon, Little Chishill

Cllr Deborah Roberts (IND) Amberley, Long Lane, Fowlmere, Royston, Herts SG8 7TG T 01763 208627 E cllr.roberts@scambs.gov.uk

12. Gamlingay

Cllr Tom Bygott (CON) 9 Station Road Oakington, Cambridge, CB24 3AH

T 01223 232966

Cllr Douglas de Lacey (IND) 9 Woodlands Park, Girton, Cambridge, CB3 0QB T 01223 565219 E cllr.delacey@scambs.gov.uk

14. Hardwick Villages covered: Hardwick, Toft

Cllr Grenville Chamberlain (CON) 95 Limes Road, Hardwick, Cambridge CB23 7XN T 07764 627314 E cllr.chamberlain@scambs.gov.uk

15. Harston & Comberton Villages covered: Barton, Comberton, Coton, Grantchester, Harlton, Harston, Haslingfield, Hauxton, South Trumpington

Cllr Philip Allen (LD) 21 Renard Way, South Trumpington, Cambridge, CB2 9EW

T 07963 526137 E cllr.allen@scambs.gov.uk @pallen_cambs

Villages covered: Gamlingay

Cllr Bridget Smith (LD)

Cllr Tony Mason (LD)

Maypole House, 39 Church Street, Gamlingay, SG19 3JJ

117 High Street, Harston, Cambridge, CB22 7QB

T 07729 836449 E cllr.bridgetsmith@scambs.gov.uk @cllrbridget

T 07432 779551 E cllr.mason@scambs.gov.uk

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Cllr Ian Sollom (LD) 27 High Street, Grantchester, Cambridge, CB3 9NF T 07722 065475 E cllr.sollom@scambs.gov.uk @IanSollom

16. Histon & Impington Villages covered: Histon, Impington, Orchard Park

Cllr Martin Cahn (LD) 18 Hereward Close, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9LS

T 07826 748407 E cllr.cahn@scambs.gov.uk

Cllr Pippa Heylings (LD) 13 Burrough Field, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9NW

T 07837 228416 E cllr.heylings@scambs.gov.uk @pippa4hiop

Cllr Steve Hunt (LD) 3 Park Lane, Histon, Cambridge, CB24 9JJ T 01223 455180 E cllr.hunts@scambs.gov.uk @stevehunt4hiop

17. Linton Villages covered: Bartlow, Castle Camps, Great Abington, Hildersham, Linton, Little Abington, Shudy Camps

Cllr Henry Batchelor (LD) 2 Victory Row, Haverhill, CB9 7WJ

T 07973 549541 E cllr.batchelor@scambs.gov.uk @henrybatchelor1


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17. Linton cont.

20. Milton & Waterbeach

23. Shelford

Villages covered: Bartlow, Castle Camps, Great Abington, Hildersham, Linton, Little Abington, Shudy Camps

Villages covered: Chittering, Landbeach, Milton, Waterbeach

Villages covered: Great Shelford, Little Shelford, Stapleford

Cllr John Batchelor (LD) 1 Malting Cottages, Long Lane, Linton, Cambridge, CB21 4NS

T 01223 892111 E cllr.batchelorj@scambs.gov.uk

Cllr Anna Bradnam (LD) 10 High Street, Milton, Cambridge, CB24 6AJ

T 01223 862364 E cllr.bradnam@scambs.gov.uk

Cllr Judith Rippeth (LD)

18. Longstanton

8 Fenleigh Close, Waterbeach, Cambridge, CB25 9RA

Villages covered: Longstanton, Oakington & Westwick

T 07956 528223 E cllr.rippeth@scambs.gov.uk

Cllr Sarah Cheung Johnson (LD) 36 Lofthouse Way, Longstanton, Cambridge, CB24 3FD T 01954 489089 E cllr.johnsonsc@scambs.gov.uk @scjlibdem

Cllr Alex Malyon (LD) 65 Woodside, Longstanton, Cambridge, CB24 3BU T 01954 202859 E cllr.malyon@scambs.gov.uk @amlibdem

19. Melbourn Villages covered: Melbourn, Meldreth, Shepreth, Whaddon

Cllr Hazel Smith (LD) 7 Hall End, Milton, Cambridge, CB24 6AQ

T 07763 560857 E cllr.smithhm@scambs.gov.uk

21. Over & Willingham Villages covered: Over, Willingham

Cllr Bill Handley (LD) 32 Long Furlong, Over, Cambridge, CB24 5PG

T 01954 200287 E cllr.handley@scambs.gov.uk @bill_handley55

Cllr Dawn Percival (LD) 164 Station Road, Willingham, Cambridge, CB24 5HG

T 07948 683599 E cllr.percival@scambs.gov.uk

Cllr Jose Hales (LD) 23 Elm Way, Melbourn, Royston, Herts, SG8 6UH

T 07703 262649 E cllr.hales@scambs.gov.uk @jose_hales

Cllr Philippa Hart (LD) 24 Fenny Lane, Meldreth, Royston, Herts, SG8 6NN

T 07811 323571 E cllr.hart@scambs.gov.uk

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22. Sawston Villages covered: Sawston

Cllr Clare Delderfield (LD) 53 St Peter's Street, Duxford, Cambridge, CB22 4RP

T 01223 837742 E cllr.delderfield@scambs.gov.uk @claredelders

Cllr Peter Fane (LD) 27 London Road, Great Shelford, Cambridge, CB22 5DB

T 07802 256861 E cllr.fane@scambs.gov.uk

Cllr Nick Sample (LD) 7 Vine Close, Stapleford, Cambridge, CB22 5BZ

T 07706 990833 E cllr.sample@scambs.gov.uk @CllrNickSample

24. Swavesey Villages covered: Fen Drayton, Lolworth, Swavesey

Cllr Sue Ellington (CON) 19 Wallman's Lane Swavesey, Cambridge, CB24 4QY

T 01954 202923 E cllr.ellington@scambs.gov.uk @J1SME

25. The Mordens Villages covered: Abington Pigotts, Arrington, Croyden, Guilden Morden, Hatley, Shingay-Cum-Wendy, Steeple Morden, Tadlow

Cllr Heather Williams (CON) Lives in Litlington, C/o South Cambridgeshire District Council, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, CB23 6EA T 07885 774775 E cllr.williamsh@scambs.gov.uk @cllr_h_williams

26. Whittlesford Villages covered: Heathfield, Newton, Thriplow, Whittlesford

Cllr Peter Topping (CON)

3 Mill Lane, Sawston, Cambridge, CB22 3HY

3 Cambridge Road, Newton, Cambridge, CB22 7PL

T 07971 886113 E cllr.milnes@scambs.gov.uk @brian_milnes

T 07825 876582 E cllr.topping@scambs.gov.uk @petertopping

Cllr Brian Milnes (LD)

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South Cambridgeshire: Let's Talk Business Representatives of local businesses from across South Cambridgeshire came together in March, at a free discussion and networking event that we organised at IWM Duxford. The aim of the session was to publicise the support available from us for local companies, and how it’ll be enhanced in future. We were also keen to hear directly from local companies about the challenges they face, and potential solutions. People who came along heard valuable insights from the Director of Cambridge Science Park, Jeanette Walker, who told attendees that the park, located on the edge of South Cambridgeshire, is aiming to be a hub of ‘commercial scientific innovation’. Business people were also given a unique insight into the importance of building a brand by local marketing expert Tim Froggett, Founder and Chief Marketing Officer at Publab.

It was good to understand the concerns of businesses that affect my area

The most useful aspect was the simple advice that is relevant to small businesses

Cllr Bridget Smith, newly-elected Leader of the Council, said: “It won't be surprising to hear that economic development is one of our top priorities. There are lots of businesses of all sizes across South Cambridgeshire, from sole traders to farmers, so it’s important people can both live and work in the same place. This could even be working in their own village. I’m really looking forward to working with our local companies to make our district an even more attractive place for them to conduct their business.”

It’s good the District Council is looking to engage with local businesses. I fully support this concept

A very well organised event

Those who attended were also able to speak with our officers to get answers to specific queries around procurement, planning, waste and environmental health. Representatives from Signpost2Grow, South Cambridgeshire’s key business support agency, were also on-hand to answer questions. Attendees rounded off the day with a trip around the fantastic sights and sounds at IWM Duxford.

To receive invitations to similar events in future, sign up for our Open for Business newsletter, by emailing openforbusiness@scambs.gov.uk For more information about support available to businesses in South Cambridgeshire, visit: www.scambs.gov.uk/letstalkbusiness email openforbusiness@scambs.gov.uk or call 01954 713465

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Creating green links

People across South Cambridgeshire have been helping to shape the Greater Cambridge Greenways, 12 high quality walking, cycling and equestrian routes. The Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP), which is funding the development of the scheme, has spent time asking local communities about the look, feel and route options for their local Greenway. Community groups, businesses and many other people have shared their ambitions for their future Greenways, including preferred routes, the challenges they face getting around and what infrastructure should remain in place in future. The project aims to create an extensive network of 12 Greenway routes linking villages with the city, creating a safe, largely off-road environment ideal for both commuting and leisure use. These would be at Waterbeach, Horningsea, Swaffham, Bottisham, Fulbourn, Linton, Sawston, Melbourn, Haslingfield, Barton, Comberton and St.Ives. Officers are analysing data to create viable proposals for safe, continuous routes which you will be able to comment on.The Partnership has already consulted on the Linton and Waterbeach Greenways and consultations on other routes will follow during the next year. As a result of feedback, some ‘quick wins’ will also be brought forward. These will include widening and resurfacing some existing routes or the creation of small links to allow better access to existing routes. All 12 routes will carry the new Greenways logo designed by Cambridge Regional College (CRC) student Luke Nash. Luke's design, which highlights the Greenways’ theme of nature and travel, was selected in a public vote as part of a competition with CRC students.

For more information visit www.greatercambridge.org.uk/greenways

Histon Road improvements

People are being asked to comment on proposed safer walking and cycling routes along Histon Road

Your views are being asked on proposals to improve bus journeys and for better, safer walking and cycling routes along Histon Road in Cambridge. People are being asked to share their views on the scheme, funded and developed by the Greater Cambridge Partnership, during a consultation. Proposals include an extended bus lane, safer and more convenient cycling and walking facilities, and improvements to the landscaping and street scene. The project aims to improve air quality and encourage the use of public transport, which should also help reduce congestion. The consultation runs until 2 July. Visit www.greatercambridge.org.uk/histonroadconsultation for more information.

Cambourne to Cambridge update Your views on plans to improve public transport between Cambourne and Cambridge have been published. The Greater Cambridge Partnership received more than 2,000 responses to its Cambourne to Cambridge public consultation (phase one) held over the winter. The scheme aims to provide faster and more sustainable transport links between homes and workplaces, and help reduce congestion on the A428 and A1303. Officers are analysing the findings and will bring a report and officer recommendation before the Partnership's Joint Assembly on 14 June and Executive Board on 4 July. For more information and to read the report visit www.greatercambridge.org.uk

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 More than 2,000 responses were received during the Cambourne to Cambridge scheme consultation

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Community Rail Partnership on-track Plans for improvements to some of our local railway stations and services have moved along the track, with the appointment of a new Community Rail Partnership Officer for several villages. Sarah Grove will be helping lead the Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Community Rail Partnership, a not for profit organisation aiming to link together communities and the railway industry. The railway line running between Cambridge and Royston has some distinct features. It’s heavily used by local commuters, schoolchildren, students and shoppers and is also part of a much bigger network giving convenient access to London. The Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Community Rail Partnership is supported financially by us, local parish councils and the train operator Govia. It works closely with Govia to try and ensure that the local community has an involvement in the timetable and fares. A new timetable, which includes half hourly trains off-peak as well as at peak times to Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton, began on 20 May. Additionally, a new service direct from Cambridge to Brighton will shortly be introduced using the new Govia Thameslink canal tunnels in London. The aims of this Partnership also include:  Working with Network Rail, who look after the railway itself  To improve the station environments and enhance access  Making stations safer and more welcoming while reducing antisocial behaviour and vandalism In future, this could lead to a new lease of life for redundant or derelict buildings, which may be redeveloped for commercial and community use. It also promotes tourism and active lifestyles in our area by promoting the use of off-peak services to access the local countryside and local businesses, such as Shepreth Wildlife Park and the Melbourn Hub. If you’re a commuter, you might be surprised to find out what lies either side of the railway. Local businesses are also involved, helping promote trains as a good way to travel. Volunteering opportunities are also provided, particularly through station gardening efforts. Young people can be involved as part of their school curriculum, through  opportunities to learn how to use the railway safely. Duke of Edinburgh students also get involved with the project as part of their award. New Community Rail Partnership Officer for Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton, Sarah Grove, said: “I’m looking forward to getting out and about around the stations, villages and schools. We’ve got a unique opportunity to help shape not only our local railway stations, but the actual train services themselves too. Trains are a convenient way to get between our villages and into town so it’s great that we’re all working together to promote and improve our local railways.” Sarah Grove, newly-appointed Community Rail Partnership Officer For more information, visit www.meldrethsheprethfoxtonrail.org.uk

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Improving connectivity in South Cambs Connecting Cambridgeshire has already brought superfast broadband access to over 96% of homes and businesses, and is aiming for 99% coverage countywide by the end of 2020. Most premises in South Cambridgeshire can get faster fibre broadband, but it’s not automatic – you have to upgrade to fibre services with your chosen Internet Service Provider. A third phase of the fibre broadband rollout is now underway and a fourth phase Mobile coverage is below the national is being planned to reach remaining harder to reach areas over the next two years. average in many parts of Cambridgeshire The programme, led by Cambridgeshire County Council, has also now been awarded additional funding to ensure the county has ‘outstanding’ digital connectivity - including tackling poor mobile phone coverage. This is a common issue in South Cambridgeshire. Connecting Cambridgeshire is developing ambitious plans for improving mobile, broadband and public Wi-Fi coverage for everyone - at home or work, on the move, in market towns or rural villages. The plans will be supported by a £5.5 million investment from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, as part of a shared vision to underpin the region’s growth and prosperity now and in the future. The programme has also been allocated up to £4 million additional Government funding which includes increasing the availability of full fibre networks along a ‘digital innovation corridor’ from St Ives to Linton. The programme will be extended to target improvements in mobile (2G & 4G), extend full fibre networks, trial 5G (next generation mobile) and increase public access Wi-Fi coverage over the next four years.

Improving Mobile Coverage

Over the next four years Connecting Cambridgeshire will be working with telecoms providers and mobile operators to improve mobile coverage, which is below the England average across many areas of the county.

A recent Connected Nations report from Ofcom shows in South Cambridgeshire: Connecting Cambridgeshire will be working with telecoms companies to improve mobile coverage

• 72% can get 2G indoors (England average 91%) • 22% can get 4G data indoors (England average 60%) • 80% coverage on A & B roads (England average 85%)

Visit www.connectingcambridgeshire.co.uk and use the postcode checker to check if, or when, you can get superfast broadband, and how to upgrade

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Celebrating volunteers Our eighth annual Community Awards took place in March to celebrate the inspirational achievements of volunteers from across South Cambridgeshire.

Our Council Chamber was packed full of people who had been nominated by their communities for an award and gongs in seven categories were handed out on the night. The awards are an unique event in the local calendar as they are about all the phenomenal work local people do for their communities. Everyone who was nominated does incredible work in the area and has given huge amounts of their time for free to support initiatives ranging from litter picking and recycling and environmental groups to starting mother and baby groups, running youth clubs and children’s and adult’s choir groups. The village hero award was won by Susan Meah from Longstanton who received over 50 Cllr Bridget Smith nominations. Our judges awarded her the title after reading about her outstanding contribution to at the Community village life. Susan was picked out for her work with the local church, primary school, baby and toddler Awards groups and on music sessions, as well as for her local fundraising efforts, volunteering and constant support of young families. During the nomination process, she was described as ‘an outstanding member of the community’, ‘going above and beyond to help people in the village’, ‘supporting families and children in a variety of ways’ and ‘the heart and soul of Longstanton’. Susan said: “I never expected to win the award. I was flattered to be nominated by the people in my community and the event demonstrated the range of wonderful work all the nominees do in their area.” The band 'The Suits' played at our Community Awards

Winner of the village hero award, Susan Meah

Full list of winners:  Village Hero - Susan Meah, Longstanton  Parish Councillor of the Year - Michael Cropley, Eltisley  Outstanding Youth Initiative - Dr Sujit Bhattacharya, Cambourne Electronics and Robotics Club  Outstanding Local Service / Amenity - Bev Savage, Fulbourn Community Car Scheme  Environment Award - Cambridgeshire Repair Café Network  Wellbeing Award - Julia Scarboro, Papworth Runners  Special Award 2018 - Lucy Davidson & Katie Crawford for Icklestock Festival

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Inspired to volunteer? We’re looking for more recycling champions across South Cambridgeshire to join over 100 volunteers from Cambridge to help us promote recycling. Recycling Champions have been instrumental in helping us to run events, distributing leaflets and posters and speaking to local groups about recycling and waste reduction. Interested? Contact Birgitta Laurent at birgitta.laurent@scambs.gov.uk or 01954 713614. There are hundreds of other volunteering opportunities in the area. If you want help in finding the right opportunity for you please contact our communities team on: duty.communities@scambs.gov.uk or 01954 713070.

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Community grants up for grabs

£1,000 was giv en tow renova ards tions a nd upg to the p rades ath tow ards th e river in Barr ington.

Litlington Pre-school was awarded a Community Chest grant towards new play equipment

Great Chishill Windmi ll Trust received £1,000 to rep air and paint part of the windm ill

was y Park Group Hardwick Pla ed ov pr towards im given £1,000 nd ou gr r their play equipment fo

Our Community Chest grant scheme reopened for applications on 1 April with a fund being made available this year for community groups to bid for. The funding is available for voluntary and community groups, charities and parish councils to improve quality of life for residents in South Cambridgeshire. Grants are considered on a first come first served basis, so if you think that the scheme could help support your local community project, don’t delay and get your application in as soon as possible.

Last financial year we awarded nearly £90,000 to a variety of projects. These include: • • • • • •

Skate park repairs in Haslingfield Mobile football goals for Cottenham United Football Club Equipment for the Stroke Survivors Club in Histon and Impington Outdoor play equipment for Litlington Pre-school New tents for 1st Oakington Scout group New chairs for Coton Village Hall

Applicants can apply for up to £1,000 for: • • • • •

Improvements to community facilities Tree and hedge planting schemes Equipment and materials Project start-up costs Repairs to historic buildings, monuments or memorials

Last year, Litlington Pre-school was awarded £1,000 to help fund the purchase of some new play equipment. Debbie Wilson from the preschool said: “We were pleased to be awarded a Community Chest grant which, alongside our own fundraising efforts, enabled us to purchase a wooden play structure. The new play structure has become part of our modernised outdoor play area for the preschool children and for the local community. Thank you, South Cambridgeshire District Council, from everyone at Litlington Pre-school.” Community groups are advised to bid for Community Chest funding as soon as possible as demand is always high. For more information and to apply online visit www.scambs.gov.uk/communitychest You can also email duty.communities@scambs.gov.uk or call 01954 713070

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What’s on

Welcome to the section of your South Cambs Magazine dedicated to upcoming local events taking place in our area. It’s filled with suggestions to keep you busy, learn more about where we live, or keep fit, all sent in by the community. If you are planning a not-for-profit local community event that you want to see on this page in our next edition, please visit www.scambs.gov.uk and click on the 'apply for it' button. Just fill in the form called community calendar listing. The more information you can provide, the more likely your event will be listed. We will consider events taking place between 25 August and 19 November for inclusion in the next edition. We cannot guarantee we will be able to feature all events and it will be at our discretion.

Events calendar summer 2018 Saturday 16 June

Saturday 16 June

Cambourne Sports Festival

Royal Papworth Hospital and Papworth Everard Village Fete

9:30am to 3pm Cambourne Sports Pitches, Back Lane, CB23 6FY A 3km fun run, followed by the festival to promote local sports including football, cricket, swimming, rugby and dance. Everyone receives a medal. £5 advance booking required for fun run. See www.boxfreshfitness.com or call Cambourne Parish Council on 01954 714403 for more details

Friday 22 June to Sunday 24 June Stapleford Village Weekend from 7pm Friday to 7pm Sunday Stapleford Pavilion, Gog Magog Way, CB22 5BQ A weekend full of fun and entertainment. Includes a village show, quiz, BBQ, stalls, music and much more. For more details visit www.staplefordonline.com or contact staplefordparishclerk@gmail.com

10am to 5pm Grounds around Papworth Hall, CB23 3RD A special event this year, with the hospital and village celebrating the hospital’s centenary. Activities including stalls, bouncy castles, live music, real ale, prosecco, cream teas, brass band, reptiles, archery, New Age Kurling and more. See www.papworthfete.co.uk or contact kerrywinsor@yahoo.co.uk for more

Saturday 23 June & Sunday 1 July Car boot sale 9am to 1pm The Hub car park, High Street, Cambourne, CB23 6GW All proceeds towards Light Up Cambourne, the Christmas lights committee. Sellers welcome from 8am. £5 a pitch. Refreshments available. Contact lightupcambourne@hotmail.com for details

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Saturday 7 July

Hatley Village Fete

Cottenham village litter pick

1pm to 4:30pm

2pm

Playing Field, Hatley St George, SG19 3HW

Start at Cottenham Village Hall, Lambs Lane Recreation Ground, CB24 8TB

Stalls, a sweet cart, BBQ, tea and beer tents, games, bouncy castle, classic cars, tractors, raffle, tombola and much more. Held in aid of the Hatley Village Association and Hatley St George Church. Contact Mervyn Lack for more details on mervyn.lack@gmail.com or 01767 650 684

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Join fellow volunteers during the summer litter pick around Cottenham. Refreshments served from 4pm. Litter pick equipment provided but suitable clothing will be needed. For more information contact Christine Ward on 01954 251813 or chris.ward@increment.co.uk

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Back by popular demand: Another chance to win an annual family pass to Shepreth Wildlife Park worth more than £250.

We’ve once again teamed up with Shepreth Wildlife Park to give one lucky reader the chance to win a year’s access for their family. Worth £260, it entitles two adults and two children to park entry for 12 months. The prize also includes a pen, keyring, wristband, postcard, souvenir guide, bag for life, invitation to the summer members evening and discounted entry to several other regional attractions. Shepreth Wildlife Park opened to the public in 1984 as a refuge for injured and orphaned animals. Since then it has become one of East Anglia’s major attractions participating in endangered breeding programmes, and raising over £250,000 for conservation projects worldwide, working alongside Shepreth Wildlife Conservation Charity. Today, there are over 100 species to see and meet, with keeper talks and demonstrations throughout the day. Set in natural grounds, as well as in and outdoor play zones, warm tropical exhibits and animal encounter sessions, the park also provides lots of unique experiences from hand-feeding the ring-tailed lemurs to coming face-to face with tigers. Visit www.sheprethwildlifepark.co.uk or call 01763 262 226 for more information.

To be in with a chance of winning the annual family ticket to Shepreth Wildlife Park, just answer the following question:

On what date does our free family fun day, Parklife, take place at Milton Country Park this year? a) Sunday 1 July b) Sunday 5 August c) Sunday 2 September You can enter the competition online at www.scambs.gov.uk – click the ‘Apply for it’ button and then select ‘Readers’ competition’. Don’t have internet access? You can enter by post. Send your name, address and telephone number, along with your answer to the question, to: South Cambs Magazine Competition South Cambridgeshire District Council Cambourne Business Park Cambridgeshire, CB23 6EA

Winner's spotlight

Congratulations to John Raeburn from West Wratting, the winner of the readers’ competition in the spring edition of South Cambs Magazine. John was the lucky winner of a lounge furniture set, worth £199, supplied by Bury Lane Farm Shop.

Closing date for entries is 9am on Friday 6 July. Terms and conditions are available at www.scambs.gov.uk/t-c or can be requested by calling 03450 450 500. Winners will be notified by Friday 13 July and announced in the autumn edition of South Cambs Magazine.

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