CALLING ALL CONTRACTORS WHITTLESEY TOWN COUNCIL – The contract for the planting of the Town Council’s 85 Hanging Baskets is due for renewal on 1 October 2019. Intentions of Interest for details of the Contract should be forwarded to the Town Clerk by email at whittleseytowncouncil@ btconnect.com or by telephone on 01733 351296 to arrive no later than 0900 on Monday 8 July 2019.
ALIWAL MANOR’S FETE OPEN TO ALL Aliwal Manor, Turners Lane, Whittlesey would like to invite you all to our Summer Fete to be held on Saturday, 27th July 2019 from 1.30pm. Please join us for a full afternoon of fun and entertainment with a BBQ, raffle, stalls and musical entertainment provided by Pip and Luke. If anyone is interested in holding a Stall (Pitch priced @ £10.00) or a pitch for our Car Boot Sale (Pitch priced @ £7.00) please contact Deborah or Michelle on 01733 203347. We look forward to seeing you all there and it is all in such a great cause - Aliwal Manor Residents’ Comfort Fund.
THE INDEPENDENT COUNCILLORS The three successful Independent candidates for Whittlesey Town Council would like to take this opportunity to convey a very big thank you to all constituents who supported us. We will be working very hard to represent you all and have already hit the ground running. We represent you in the Bassenhally Ward by Eamonn Dorling, Saint Mary's South ward by Roy Gerstner and in the Coates, Eastrea and Turves ward by Bob Wicks who is also the District
councillor for Benwick, Coates and Eastrea. Should you wish to contact any of us on constituency matters our contact details can be found on the Town Council website at: www.whittleseytc.com Email addresses are as follows: eamonn.dorling@ ntlworld.com, roy.gerstner@ ntlworld.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
BRASS AND VOICES WITH FODEN’S BAND The Cresset, Peterborough - 7.30pm Saturday 14th September
The world-famous Foden’s Band will be in Peterborough for one night only on Saturday 14th September, performing at the Cresset with the city’s award-winning choirs Peterborough Male Voice Choir, Peterborough Voices and Peterborough Youth Choir who - over the last few years - have established a track-record of bringing some of the world’s top brass bands to the city, including Grimethorpe Colliery Band, Black Dyke Band, and Brighouse and Rastrick. A household name in the world of brass bands for over a hundred years, Foden’s Band continue to thrill audiences with their virtuosity and flexibility in a huge range of styles,
far beyond the boundaries of the usual brass band concert repertoire. Their performance is characterised by the sophisticated orchestration which contributes to their magical brass band sound. "Foden's Band is a musical Magic Carpet” says conductor Howard Snell “It continually takes the listener to places that few other ensembles rarely even approach". Voices and Brass with Foden’s Band will be at The Cresset, Peterborough at 7.30pm on Saturday 14th September. Tickets from £18.50 at the Cresset box office, by phone on 01733 265705, or at www. peterboroughsings.org.uk
LOCAL SCHOOL PUTS SAFETY FIRST At Alderman Jacobs Primary School, the safety of our children is very important and our aim is to keep a safe environment for our children. Every day we deal with issues around parking in our drop off zone to parking on junctions which becomes a problem and our children and families are put at risk. Friends of AJS have helped by raising funds and purchased two road safety students. We decided to ask our children to name the students in a competition. After much thought and discussion we picked our winner, Chloe year 6. Her chosen names are Sally Stay Safe and Peter Park Well. These names are great and fit well with the issues we currently have and will hopefully encourage drivers to stop and think. The police came to support our campaign and presented
our winner with a £10 Amazon voucher in the school’s assembly. You will see Sally Stay Safe and Peter Park Well around the school on the morning drop off and afternoon pick up. The aim is to put a reminder out there to all drivers to think where they park, are you parking on double yellow lines or blocking access for an emergency service vehicle? Are you putting our children at risk? Arriving a little earlier to find a safe place to park will help reduce the issues we have and to help traffic around the school run smoothly. Our drop off
zone should be used to drop children off safely at the school gate. Article by Michaela Southwell and Kelly Rudd Secretaries, Friends of Alderman Jacobs. Image: Richard Darracott Chair friends of Alderman Jacobs school, Chloe year 6 winner, PCSO Dawn Rae. The Fens | July 2019
The Fens July issue features an interview with Fenland artist Nick Tearle and we visit Ayscoughfee Hall