Christmas is coming.
Did we really say that? It’s not even Hallowe’en… Still if you want to be sure of your tickets for December’s panto by the Over Players, better start planning ahead.
The seasonal production from The Over Players will be the ever popular traditional family panto Cinderella. There is a Prince and Ugly Sisters and shoes, plus a Pantomime Horse and wonderful songs for all the family to enjoy.
Following a successful and fun workshop, rehearsals are now well underway and the Players look forward to welcoming you to the Over Community Centre in December.
Book early to avoid disappointment!
Tickets on sale 9th October 2017
Show dates 5th – 9th December 2017
Visit the website https://overplayers.uk/ or follow the Players’ Facebook page @theoverplayers for the latest up to date information.
Contractors will be completing repairs on the A14 westbound carriageway starting next Monday, 16th October.
The westbound carriageway will be closed every weekday night (10 nights) from 16th to 28th October from 9.00 pm to 6.00 am between the Girton interchange and Spittals interchange. In addition, access from the M11 will be closed at Madingley.
For through traffic, signposted diversions will be via the A428 to the A1 and then north. However, we are advised that westbound access will be allowed TO LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY between the Huntingdon Road at the Girton interchange and Fenstanton. Drivers using this access should be aware that they will be driving through road works with a speed limit of 15mph.
from Sharon Unwin – Practice Manager
We have now received our “Flu Vaccinations”. Please call and book your appointment. The vaccination is recommended (and free!) to all patients over the age of 65, pregnant women and those patients who have a long term medical condition regardless of age. If you are unsure please ask us.
Flu Vaccines for Healthy Children
We now have the nasal Flu vaccinations (Fluenz) in stock. This winter, children born between 01/09/2013 and 31/08/2015 are eligible to receive the free nasal flu vaccination at the surgery. Please contact the surgery to make an appointment.
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 email@example.com 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Offers of help in organising the event will also be very welcome.