Newsletter – October 2017

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.

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Longstanton Scrapbook

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:

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Longstanton Living Advent Calendar

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 (parish.clerk@longstantonvillage.org). Offers of help in organising the event will also be very welcome.

Longstanton Life needs volunteers

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 longstantonlife@hotmail.com for more details. We look forward to hearing from you.

Newsletter – September 2017

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.

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Newsletter – August 2017

from Sharon Unwin – Practice Manager

August Bank Holiday Monday 28th August – Surgeries Closed. 
Normal Opening Tuesday 29th August 

Stay Safe in the Sun
We are all hoping for good weather this summer, but if you are out and about in the sun please do remember to use adequate sunscreen to prevent skin cancer. Ask our pharmacy staff for advice on the best products to use. Take particular care with children and make sure they wear high factor sunscreen, a sunhat and drink plenty when out in the hot sun.

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LDHS Newsletter

from Hilary Stroude

Welcome to our first newsletter.

Some of you may know already that the Section 106 for Northstowe phase 2 contains a commitment to provide display and storage for the LDHS archives. In addition the Section 106 has made a commitment to set up a Heritage Core (HC) Group so that a heritage strategy for the new town can be developed. LDHS has been offered a non-voting place on the HC group and I am delighted to have been chosen by the committee to be the LDHS representative. If any of you would like further information on the provisions of the Section 106, as it relates to these two matters, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Newsletter – July 2017

from Sharon Unwin – Practice Manager

Bar Hill Registrations
We regret to inform you that we are currently unable to accept any further registrations from Bar Hill. This area currently falls within our outer boundary, and we are having to suspend applications due to capacity and the increasing demands on GP time. We have to ensure the clinical care we are able to provide all of our patient population is the very best it can be, which is why we have made the decision to limit our intake from the outer area. Further information is available from our website.

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Thank you – St George’s Day Fundraising

from The Friends of All Saints Church

Once again, our St Georges Day church fundraising fun day was a great success and we are thankful to all who came and supported the event, sponsored by The Friends of All Saints Church Longstanton.

Despite, a bit of a damp start, the weather rapidly improved throughout the day, the sun came out, ice creams were in evidence and we were all able to enjoy a sunny and warm afternoon of fun activities, stall browsing and community engagement.

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