Newsletter – November 2017

from Sharon Unwin – Practice Manager

Flu Vaccinations
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.

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An Invitation from Swavesey Community Choir

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 or check out our website at

LDHS test-pitting this weekend

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.

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 and there is more information at Mike’s own website at 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 ( 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 for more details. We look forward to hearing from you.