from Swavesey Community Choir
If you have always enjoyed singing, then Swavesey Community Choir would love you to join them! We welcome everyone, whether you just enjoy singing in the car or have years of experience.
We meet every Wednesday evening (during term time) at Swavesey Village College, starting from 13th September at 7.30pm.
Feel free to “come and try us out” anytime! For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our website at http://www.swaveseycommunitychoir.co.uk/
The LDHS test-pitting weekend is upon us. Volunteers have made their gardens available for the digging of small exploratory test pits so that any archaeological information obtained can be added to the considerable discoveries made during the preparatory work for Northstowe.
If you are interested in helping with the excavations or washing the finds, please join the team at the Manor (corner of Woodside and Rampton Road) this Saturday at 9am. Finds will be displayed on Sunday fro 3pm to 4pm.
Click the image for more information.
from Highways England
If the A14 works leave you fuming and the prospect of 3 more years keeps you awake at night, you might like to read the latest bulletin from Highways England, which focuses on care for the environment. We all need some cause for hope as we pick our way through the road works…
Cambridge Council for Voluntary Service is a Cambridge based charity offering support for community groups across the county. They are hosting a free event at Swavesey Memorial Hall on 10th October. If you want guidance on compliance with charity law or are seeking funds for a charitable activity, they may be able to offer useful help.
Please see here for more information.
from Sharon Unwin – Practice Manager
Thursday Afternoon Opening
From Thursday 5th October, Willingham Surgery will start to open a small clinic on Thursday afternoons. Emergencies will no longer need to contact the Over Surgery for treatment as we will have a single GP available at Willingham. A limited number of advance bookings with the GP will also be available. Please note the Dispensary and Pharmacy will remain CLOSED on Thursday afternoons.
Cambridgeshire historian Mike Petty has published his collection of ‘Cambridgeshire Facts, Features and Fallacies’ as featured in his column in the Cambridge News between 1996 and 2014. This huge collection – over 3000 pages in all – is also broken down into collections relating to specific villages, including Longstanton.
The collection is available, with no restrictions, at bit.ly/CambsCollection and there is more information at Mike’s own website at www.mikepetty.org.uk. If you are interested in the Longstanton scrapbook, you can download it from this site by clicking here. It is in pdf format.
Read on if you would like a flavour of the Longstanton items:
Longstanton will be holding its first living advent calendar this year. Join us in making the village a giant living advent calendar.
What is it?
The idea is that windows in Longstanton will be illuminated with a festive window display, with one or more being ‘opened’ daily from 1st December until 24th December and then remaining on view until 5th January 2018.
The design of each window will be kept a secret until the day it is illuminated. Anyone with a window can take part: households, companies, school, nursery, etc. Obviously, we’ll be trying to find 24 windows!
Those taking part will be given a day when they will ‘open’ their window to the public. A map will be made available for residents to walk around the village to see the ‘Living Calendar’
How can I take part?
If you would like to create a window display, please print the registration form and return it to the Parish Clerk at the Village Institute, or contact the Parish Clerk by email (email@example.com). Offers of help in organising the event will also be very welcome.
We have received the Longstanton & District Heritage Society’s 2017 newsletter, which includes the Society’s programme of talks for the autumn.
You can read it here or via the menu at Village Directory – Heritage Society.
from Anna Rudd
The Longstanton Life is seeking volunteers to join its editorial team. One or two additional people are needed who are enthusiastic about local issues and stories, to help put the magazine together.
If you are familiar with using Microsoft Publisher and can spare 2-3 hours once every couple of months we would be delighted to hear from you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. We look forward to hearing from you.
from Sharon Unwin – Practice Manager
Out of Hours GP Service
On Tuesday 8th August 2017 the Cambridge Out of Hours (OOH) Service moved from Chesterton Medical Centre to the Urgent Treatment Centre at Addenbrookes Hospital.
The Cambridge Out of Hours (OOH) GP service will continue to provide advice, information and treatment for patients who become unwell when the GP surgery is closed. It is available between 6:30pm to 08:00am on weekdays and 24 hours weekends and bank holidays. The out of hours GP service does not offer walk-in appointments. To contact the service you need to call 111. The NHS 111 team will assess your condition over the phone and if they think you need to be seen by a health professional , they will refer you to the out of hours GP service.