Bus Services Hack & Fact July6 2019

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Home Security Event – Glatton Village Hall

At the last PC meeting we had a request to see if we could get the police to provide advice to residents on home security.

I am pleased to say that we have now managed to set up an event on 19th September between 5pm – 8.30pm at the village hall.

The evening is a turn up and chat with the opportunity to talk to the police representatives about security as well as to see some of the products available to help protect our homes. Some products can be purchased, but this is not a sales pitch, it is an information evening.

We are also hoping for representation from the Fire service, Neighbourhood watch and Countryside Watch….. watch this space.

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Peterborough Urgent Treatment Centre

Help us help you… visit your Peterborough Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC)

Your Peterborough Urgent Treatment Centre (previously known as the Peterborough Minor Illness and Injury Unit) can treat a range of minor illnesses and injuries such as sprains and strains, minor burns and scalds, minor head and eye injuries, broken bones, cuts and bites.

No appointment necessary, the Peterborough UTC is located at the City Care Centre on Thorpe Road and is open from 8am-8pm, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Patients are seen by highly skilled nurse practitioners and GPs who can offer treatment and advice on illnesses and injuries that need attention urgently but are not critical or life threatening. X-Ray services are also available.

Please help your NHS to continue to run smoothly by choosing the right service for your illness or injury.

If you have an urgent medical concern, or unsure which service is right for you, call NHS 111.  Open 24/7, trained medical advisors will access your symptoms and direct you to the appropriate service.  Depending on the situation, the team can connect you to a nurse, dentist or a GP.

Peterborough Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC), City Care Centre, Thorpe Road, Peterborough, PE3 6DB, 01733 847000.

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CPR and Defibrillator awareness session

In September 2016 the Parish Council ran 2 CRP and Defibrillator awareness sessions, which proved very successful.

It was felt time to hold a further CPR and Defibrillator awareness session for the village and this has been arranged.  It will be held in the Village Hall on Saturday, 28th September, 2019 starting at 0930.  (There will be no charge involved).

In order to keep track on numbers, can you let Neil Mundell-Phipps know by, either popping a note through the letterbox at The Lawns, Church Road, Glatton, PE28 5RR, or send an e-mail to neil@improview.co.uk

We hope you will come along to, either refresh your skills learned at a previous session, or learn more about using the village defibrillator, located on the outside of the village hall.

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Proposal To Establish New Rural Watch Scheme In Northern Huntingdonshire

Dear subscribers,
Local officers with a geographic responsibility for the Northern villages of Huntingdonshire are seeking volunteers to join a new Rural Watch scheme we are hoping to establish in the area.What is Rural Watch?
The purpose of Rural Watch is to assist the police in detecting crimes in the rural areas of our community. Watch schemes are operated by members of our community who act as the extra eyes and ears of the police by reporting accurate descriptions of people and vehicles acting suspiciously. Rural Watch is a volunteer active watch the monitor’s rural villages, business and farms. It is run in conjunction with the police and aims to gather intelligence and disrupt criminal activity.But isn’t this the job of the police?
It is impossible to patrol all villages effectively, all of the time particularly when there is little or no reported criminal activity in the area. Rural communities also do not benefit from local authority CCTV coverage. It is therefore often easier to commit crimes and be undetected for a longer period of time.  These schemes are not intended to replace policing activities but they do enhance the relationship between police and the community and help develop a greater sense of responsibility between neighbours and ultimately reducing crime and opportunities for crime in the area.

Who else is involved?
Local Policing team staff work closely with the Special Constabulary and Neighbourhood Watch schemes

Proposal for the scheme
It is proposed that the scheme will be split into 2 areas
Area 1
Yaxley, Farcet, Holme, Conington, Stilton, Folksworth, Denton, Morborne, Haddon, Holme Fen, Conington Fen and Stilton Fen.
Area 2
Sawtry, Sawtry Fen, Alconbury, Alconbury Weston, Hamerton, Woolley, Buckworth, Barham, Leighton Bromswold, Winwick, the Giddings, the Stukeleys and Glatton.

This scheme is primarily aimed at games keepers and farmers but anyone who lives in any of the above areas who has access to a vehicle is welcome. Anyone wishing to participate in this scheme will be required to undertake vetting. If you are interested in finding out more and you live in one of the above villages, please contact PCSO Dawn Hodgson by email at dawn.hodgson@cambs.pnn.police.uk

PCSO 7293 Hurley
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Lee Hurley (Police, PCSO, Huntingdonshire)

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Honouring our own D-Day Veteran – Roy Knight

Glatton’s tribute to our own D-Day Veteran, Roy Knight who served in the Royal Navy as a Landing Ship Commander that day.
Thanks for supporting our small tribute go to our County Councillor Simon Bywater, to Liza Nicholson for the wonderful flower arrangement in the shape of an anchor (& the number 75), to Freshlink for provision of their vehicle in stunning D-Day livery and its driver Mick Brewin, and of course to all who attended to thank Roy and contributed to the flowers (& Lambs Navy Rum!!).
Thank you Roy, we live our lives in freedom because of people like you.

Author: Terry Brignall
Photography: Terry Brignall.

N.B. 7th June 2019 – A Message from Roy & Audrey Knight
Roy telephoned this morning and asked that I publish his deep personal appreciation for events last evening. In Roy’s own words “I was so, so, so,so moved by everyones kindness and generousity”. Audrey echoed that view and also asked that her deep thanks were conveyed. There are lots of lovely messages for/to Roy & Audrey on the Facebook album, but perhaps Diane Smith summed it up best (see her post on Facebook). Thank you Diane for your lovely words. Thank you everyone.

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Let’s Get Moving Cambridgeshire

Huntingdonshire District Council have been running a very succesful ‘RightStart‘ programme for many years as well as a popular sports development programme. With funding from Cambridgeshire County Council for the Let’s Get Moving progamme they are able to provide subsidised sessions in the community for a period of time.

Further details on Right Start exercise classes for older adults and Walking Sports are attached:

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Chelsea Flower Show – D-Day 75 – France

We met at Alconbury at 05:30 a.m. with some cheeky banter and spirts high. Left 06:00.am.
Heavy traffic all the way to Chelsea.  Arrived 09:25 a.m and put in the holding area (Battersea Park) to be called across. Some skilled driving by the guys in some very tight places.

Behind the scenes at Chelsea flower show was very interesting, million pound gardens being ripped apart by diggers and very, very congested.

All loaded and done by 15:00 p.m. and a race to the boat at Portsmouth. All booked in and waiting for the ferry Mont St Michel to load on.

We arrive in Arromanche, Normandy, France.

The 6th June 2019 will be the 75th anniversary of the 1944 DDay Landings.
11th Armoured Division veteran Bill Pendell MM was chosen by D-Day Revisited to represent the Normandy veterans in this garden tribute and he was looking forward to attending the Chelsea Show in May. Sadly, Bill died on the 11th December 2018 aged 97.

 Thank you Lee Juniper for the update and photographs.

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Chelsea Flower Show – D-Day 75

Whilst watching the Chelsea Flower Show coverage I was interested to see the D-Day 75 garden designed by John Everiss was to be transported to France by drivers in 3 lorries at the close of the show.

This episde-1 is available on BBC iplayer https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00059m1/rhs-chelsea-flower-show-2019-episode-1 – the specific items commences half way through (29 minutes).

My neighbour, Lee Juniper, will be leading this team of drivers and I asked him to let me have some more information and pictures. Further details regarding this project can also be found on Chelsea Pensions

Lee writes:-

“I was asked by one of my friends and customers to move 3 pallets of peat from Liverpool to Chelsea Flower Show. Of course, me being me, I asked what they would be used for and was told the D-Day 75 Garden, a non judged Garden at the famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

One thing led to another and I was soon in contact with the charity D-Day revisited. https://d-dayrevisited.co.uk/projects/d-day-75-garden/

We delivered 3 artic loads a week ago for the building of the garden from Preston.
Today (Thursday) I went to the see the garden, meet the team and those most important people the Veterans.

We had lunch with them in the Royal Chelsea Hospital. I was lucky enough to sit with two of those veterans, Albert and Doug, with Doug being the youngest DD veteran there at 93!, who also does a great impression of Winston Churchill. Albert was in the Navy and Doug in the Army.

The stories in the two hours, well wasn’t quite what I expected to hear and it would be true to say there was a very large lump in my throat . Two amazing guys a real privilege and honour and something that will stay with me forever.

Well onto next Tuesday when we leave Alconbury at 6am, 5 of us all taking turns driving. Down to Chelsea load, then onto to catch the night boat from Portsmouth to Caen. We arrive in Arromanches in Normandy and unload (Wednesday) on the top of the hill, by the Royal engineers memorial and the 360 cinema which overlooks the town, the sea and of course what remains of the Mulberry Harbour. There the garden will be put back together and remain forever as a reminder.

We return home Wednesday evening stopping at the Cemetery of Ryes, for a moment of reflection before heading back through the Tunnel and home.

The lorries will stay liveried until we retire them in two and half years time (old girls and done a lot of miles) all three lorries have personalized number plates two representing Molly and George my older children, Annie’s gets a rest as it will be doing a trip to the IWM Manchester with the  memorial flight on the side of the trailer.

The journey means something to all five of us, World War affected all of us in some way, it’s our last chance to say thank you to the veterans and ensure that we remember.

Lee Juniper
FreshLinc Ltd”

Thank you Lee for this Post and we look forward to an update when you and your team are in France!

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Glatton on Radio Cambridgeshire

Glatton featured on John Devine’s Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast  this morning – 12th May 2019, at 08.30. – entitled ‘Devine County‘.  If you missed it, you can listen via the BBC iPlayer where you can hear Terry Brignall and me waxing lyrical!!

Terry will be giving a further talk on ‘Allways’ on Thursday, 16th May, 2019 to the Sawtry ‘History Society’ commencing at 1930 hours in the W.I. Hall, Gidding Road, Sawtry. (There is a small charge for visitors).  Should be a very interesting talk, if today’s taster is anything to go by.

Author: Carole Green.

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