Are you interested in guiding?

from Simone Borley

Over Guides have vacancies for Rainbows (girls aged 5-7). Rainbows follow a programme called the Rainbow Jigsaw, through which they can take part in lots of different activities with girls their own age.

If you have a daughter in, or approaching this age group who would be interested in joining Rainbows, you are invited to contact rainbowstuesday@gmail.com.

Adult volunteers are also needed who could spare an hour or two once a week during term time to help with Rainbows (5-7 year-olds), Brownies (7-10), Guides (10-14) and Seniors (14 to 24). You can find more information here or contact overdistrictcomm@gmail.com.

Newsletter – June 2017

from Sharon Unwin – Practice Manager

6-8 Week Baby Checks
Please book an appointment at the Surgery for your baby’s 6-8 week baby check as these will no longer be sent to you in the post. This is a double appointment (20 mins) and can be booked alongside mum’s postnatal check. Baby Immunisations cannot be given until baby has received their 6-8 week check.

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Newsletter – May 2017

from Sharon Unwin – Practice Manager

CQC Inspection
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have officially rated us as ‘GOOD’ following an inspection on the 12th December 2016. The inspection took place at both Willingham Surgery and Longstanton Surgery and we are very proud of the report. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our patients and the PPG for their support and input. The full report is available on the CQC website and also via the link on our website CQC page.

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Discover Longstanton on foot

If you’re a newcomer to the area, or just someone who doesn’t usually get out much, you might like to try our Longstanton perimeter walk. It takes you around the outskirts of the village via several of Longstanton’s notable features.

With the fine weather and the longer evenings, what’s to lose? You’ll find the walk under ‘Village Directory’ or by clicking here.

Introducing – the Knit & Crochet Group

from Sarah Cheung Johnson

We are a group of enthusiastic Knitters and Crocheters who meet once, sometimes twice a month to chat and craft in The Black Bull pub. Please join us, we welcome beginners and are always happy to show the ropes for anyone keen to learn. We also occasionally organise small groups to Knitting & Stitching shows.

Our Facebook page is also a great place for us to catch up as we share pictures of our recently completed items or share craft related news & pictures.  If you enjoy needlecraft (or are enthusiastic to learn) then do come along and join us – we are a warm and welcoming bunch!

We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 8pm in the Black Bull Pub for our regular knit night and 4th Tuesday of the month at the same time for a charity knit night.  Please check our Facebook page to confirm the dates and times of events.  There is no charge for attending the group – just buy a drink or two from our hosts the bar.

Swavesey Spring Sing

from Swavesey Community Choir

Join with Swavesey Community Choir to welcome the changing of the seasons with well known songs from the Sound of Music and Jesus Christ Superstar along with choral works by Mozart and Faure.

We also invite you to join in with us singing a few well known and upbeat songs.

All this take place at St Andrews Church, Swavesey on 8th April at 7.30 pm. The event is FREE and refreshments will be provided.

Following our impressive Christmas Hamper raffle, you won’t be disappointed to see our spring raffle prizes, embracing the new season with delights from Prosecco, Easter Eggs and beautiful plants to name but a few.

So come along and have an evening of wonderful entertainment in this beautiful old church, which will be receiving donations from the event to help replace missing roof lead.

For more information leading up to the event please follow our Facebook page.

The Village Directory

We’ve moved things around a little on the site. The new Village Directory is now live and some old links have been removed.

The Village Directory is now the go-to page for all sorts of information about businesses, activities, clubs, societies etc. in the area. It’s still growing: if you run an activity and we don’t yet know about you, please use the sign-up form to join – the link is on the Directory page. It’s free!

St George’s Day – for your diary

The St Georges Day Fun Day Church fundraising event will take place on Saturday 22 April 2017 on the Sport & Recreation Ground Longstanton.

The event is organised for the twelfth time this year by The Friends of All Saints Church Longstanton. The highlight of the afternoon will be the “Welly Wanging” competition commencing at 2:30pm. There will also be a variety of stalls and other activities on the Sports & Recreation Ground and a large turnout is expected from within the local community.

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Newsletter – April 2017

from Sharon Unwin – Practice Manager

Telephone Appointments
The surgery is getting an increased level of patients requesting telephone appointments. Please make it as easy as possible for the GP’s to get hold of you and keep your mobile/land line telephone to hand. If you do miss the call you will need to phone reception and book another telephone appointment.

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New bin collection schedule

Alex Rileyfrom Cllr Alex Riley

As I’m sure most of you are aware, our kerbside collection day is being changed from early on Wednesday mornings to early on Thursday mornings.

We have been told to have the bin(s) out by 6am or we risk missing the collection.

This week the collection will be for blue and green bins, just as it would have been under the old system.

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