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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Newsletter – March 2017

from Sharon Unwin – Practice Manager

Out of Hours Care
Please remember to phone 111 if you require medical attention when the surgery is closed. Please remember that Accident & Emergency is intended for life threatening conditions or if you are likely to need an X-ray.

Booking Appointments On-line
Would you like to book appointments on-line? Please contact the Surgery for more information.

Telephone Consultation
Could we deal with your consultation over the telephone? Please phone the Surgery to book and ensure we have your up to date contact details.

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Don’t swallow up your NHS

from NHS Cambridgeshire & Peterborough CCG

Health Chiefs in Cambridgeshire are urging local residents to buy basic medications from pharmacies instead of getting them on prescription.

Last year your local NHS spent over £4 million on prescribing medicines that can be bought easily from local pharmacies or supermarkets. This includes £1.5million on prescribing pain relief (paracetamol), £1.2 million to treat upset stomachs, £550,000 on antihistamines and £320,000 to treat heartburn and indigestion.

All of these medicines can be bought at local pharmacies or supermarkets for less than it costs the NHS to prescribe.

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