Air Training Corps

Aged 12-17? Interested in aviation, adventure and looking for exciting new challenges? Then it’s time you joined the Air Training Corps. We’re recruiting now! Pop along to our recruiting evening at 7:30pm on 23rd January at the Cadet Centre, Magdalene Close, Longstanton, CB24 3EG. We look forward to meeting you!

If you have any queries please contact Duncan at

Newsletter – February 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.

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Swavesey Community Choir ‘FREE’s the Christmas spirit

from Amy Turner-Monk

Swavesey Community Choir are a small community choir who have been singing together for 10 Years. This term we have welcomed our new director. John Mullett and we decided that this year we would do things differently.

  • Take the choir into the community this included performing at Over Day Centre’s Christmas lunch and at The Grange Residential Care Home in Littleport.
    This allowed us to bring the Christmas spirit to individuals that would not be able to come to our traditional concert.
  • Free entry for our main concert at St Andrew’s Church, Swavesey, with the added twist of the audience choosing 50% of the carols.

This really put pressure on the director and the choir as we had no idea which of the carols would be chosen. However it was received really well by the audience and helped to create inclusive feeling about the evening.

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A14 Bulletin – January 2017

A14Work on the A14 development scheme is accelerating as we enter the new year. To help avoid inconvenience to local road users, information is available from a number of sources:

From the project websiteFacebook page or Twitter account: @A14C2H. By phone via a public helpline on 0800 270 0114. You can also write to:

A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme Project Office
High Street
CB23 4NG

Highways England will publish progress reports and plans for upcoming works for three sections of the improvement scheme. Here on, we’ll bring you a monthly summary relating to the Swavesey – Milton section. If you need information on the rest of the project, please refer to Highway England’s monthly bulletins which will be available in the Documents area of our Parish Council site.

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Newsletter – January 2017

willingham_surgeryfrom Sharon Unwin – Practice Manager

Patient Survey
Thank you to all of our patients who kindly completed a Patient Survey. We received some wonderful comments and always value your feedback, so please continue to let us know how we are doing.  Patients can leave feedback on our Website, Nhs choices or in Surgery in our comments box.

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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Advance Notice – My Fair Lady in Over


from the Over Players

The Over Players will be presenting ‘My Fair Lady’ next summer. Read-throughs and auditions will be in January, so if you’re still in good voice in the new year, take a look at the attached announcement and make a note in next year’s diary.

Community Hub News

communityhubLast Saturday a large number of Longstanton residents attended the second drop-in session to see the current proposal for a new Longstanton Community Hub.

A new building would replace both the existing Village Institute and the Pavilion on the recreation ground and would combine the functions of both.  The project would be partially financed by the sale of the existing building, fundraising, grant applications, etc.

Since the April Drop-In, your views have been taken on board and the four firms of architects have been reduced to one.  If you were unable to attend the drop in last weekend, here is your opportunity to see the current concept and have your say.  It should be made clear that there is still a lot of thinking and planning to do before any new building work starts.

Ground floor proposal
First floor proposal
Visual impressions

Finally, don’t miss out on the opportunity to tell the parish council what you think. The questionnaire used at the drop-in is available for completion on-line. Once you have had a good look at the gallery and/or the architects’ plans, please visit the survey to make your voice heard.

Link to survey

Newsletter – December 2016

willingham_surgeryfrom Sharon Unwin – Practice Manager

Our surgeries will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Public Holiday Tuesday 27th December, New Year’s Eve, New Years Day & Public Holiday 2nd January

Out of Hours Care
Please remember to phone Urgent Care Cambridge on 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.

Repeat Prescriptions
The last date for ordering repeat prescriptions in time for Christmas holidays is Wednesday the 21st of December.  The last date for collection of medicines before Christmas will be Friday the 23rd of December by 1pm at Longstanton Surgery and 6.30pm at Willingham Pharmacy.

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Street Names in Northstowe

northstoweNow that building has started, South Cambridgeshire District Council is keen to enlist the help of the local community in finding names for all the new roads that will make up Northstowe. Where possible it is hoped to find names that reflect some historical or geographical aspect of the locality.

In the first instance, Longstanton Parish Council will be collating suggestions for street names and these will be reviewed at the Council meeting on 12th December 2016. Your help is invited: if you have ideas for names for the new streets or themes within which ‘families’ of names can be created, please send these to the Parish Clerk by 28th November.

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