Glatton Golf – The Paddington Challenge

Early notice that this years annual “FUN” golf competition, a 3-ball Texas Scramble, will be held at Thorpe Wood Golf Course on Friday, 10th of May. It’s always a great day, followed by a meal (Prizegiving) in The Addison Arms in the evening (optional). This is the eleventh year of The Paddington Challenge and our first return to Thorpe Wood since 2012. Golfers of all abilities (or no ability) welcome!

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Race Night 2019

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British Empire Medal Award

Many congratulations to Dorothy Fowler.

Dorothy has  been awarded the BEM, in recognition of her community work with schools and charities but, in the main, for her commitment to the Girl Guide Association over some 45 years since she and husband Allan first came to this area after leaving the Forces.

Dorothy also recived an invitation from the Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, to attend a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace to take place in May 2019.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Empire_Medal

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Remembrance 2018

The SAWTRY and DISTRICT BRANCH of the ROYAL BRITISH LEGION, encompasses the surrounding villages of GLATTON, the GIDDINGS, WINWICK, HAMERTON, COPPINGFORD, WOODWALTON, CONINGTON and HOLME.

Poppy Appeal Donations are collected via, House to House, Street, Commercial, Industrial,  Public Houses and Churches, etc.

There were two House to House collectors covering  Glatton and a Donation Box in the Addison Arms Public House.  The total collected over this Centenary Remembrancetide fortnight from the District, ie, all villages was £9,940-93.  Glattons donation contribution was £524-98.  The collectors for Glatton and the Royal British Legion thank all who made donations to their collection boxes and we are sure that others made donations elsewhere, when out and about.

Author: Allan Fowler

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New Year Lunch

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Self Care and Costs to NHS

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Christmas Bin Collectons

Please find below some information regarding waste collections during the Christmas and New Year period.

Collections will continue throughout the festive period but collection days will be changing for a few weeks.  Residents can view their collection days via the online calendar at www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/bins.

All properties will be receiving a hanger on their bin in early December.

A complete list of materials that can be recycled can be found at www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/whatgoesinwhichbin

Real Christmas trees can be put alongside the green bin for composting in January.  If it’s taller than the bin the tree will have to be chop down to the right size.

The Household Recycling Centre’s accept a range of materials for recycling and are only closed from 1pm Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.  Find out more at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk

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Harvest Festival Weekend – 6th-7th October 2018

Glatton celebrated a harvest theme of  ‘Safely Gathered In‘ at the harvest service in St. Nicholas church. Colourful displays of fruit, flowers and vegetable, plus a trolley full of food bank items, delighted the congregation and visitors

After the service people feasted on homemade salads, jacket potatoes and cold meats, followed by delicious homemade puddings.  The produce was auctioned after the meal. A total of £936.50, (£239  from the auction) was raised. Proceed from this will be sent to ‘Our Father’s House‘, which is a Brazilian charity for street children and the Indonesian earthquake fund.

Author: Joan Meiklejohn
Photographs: Paul Cole

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Alteration to Whippet Coach Service

From: Passenger Transport <Passenger.Transport@cambridgeshire.gov.uk>

We are writing to notify you that Whippet Coaches is to alter two of their services from 10th November 2018

We have taken this opportunity to break down the changes and their impact into the table above.
With regard the cancellation of both these services, the County Council is in discussions with bus operators over potential alternative services. As soon as we have more information we will be back in touch.

Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours sincerely
Passenger Transport Team
Phone: 0345 045 0675
Email: passenger.transport@cambridgeshire.gov.ukPost: Passenger Transport Team, Box SH1013, Shire Hall, Castle Hill, Cambridge CB3 0AP

 

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Macmillan Coffee Morning – 29th September 2018

Thank you to everyone who supported Glatton Village Macmillan Coffee Morning, for baking cakes, donating prizes for the raffle and tombola and for sharing the event on Saturday morning, chatting and sharing a cuppa with a piece of cake, such a lovely atmosphere with the village coming together.

We raised £640.62 on Saturday, but additional monies have been received since and we hope to forward £700 to Macmillan.

Thank you to the businesses who supported us including:
The Addison Arms; The Bell Hotel, Stilton; David Beale for the banner; Eclat Sparkle; M&ARC Hair and Tillsons Autos.  Thanks also to the Village Hall Committee for allowing us the use of the hall.

Helen had the idea to hold the Coffee Morning, with the other ladies, Doreen, Jacqui, Joan, Liza and Mandy coming on board, I think we done good girls!

See you all next time
Glatton Macmillan Coffee Team.

Author: Mandy Allen
Photographs: Paul Cole.

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