Sawtry Road Closure

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Glatton Village Hall Development Programme

Announcing the launch of a programme to inform the Village Hall Committee about future development of our Village Hall (VH). The VH Committee agreed the formation of an “Action Group” to study how the hall might be refurbished and the costs of doing so as well as the design and indicative costs of demolishing the existing hall and rebuilding it. The “Action Group” will identify a range of options, including funding options, which will be presented to the Village Hall Committee, the Parish Council and to all Glatton residents at an open meeting, once their work is complete. A Development Fund has been set up to fund any refurbishment or rebuild work required. This is likely to be a 5-10 year programme designed to leave the village hall “fit for purpose” for future grenerations and provide a welcoming community hub. Terry Brignall, Neil Varnham and Ian Buckingham currently form the action group, capitalising on many years experience spanning project management, surveying, engineering, finance and real estate development but we’re looking for two dedicated and determined individuals, one with significant building and design experience and a dedicated fundraising manager. The “Action Group” will use the Building Survey/Condition report and the Village Hall Community Survey as a platform for their work. Both documents are available to view at:

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Village Hall Annual General Meeting

Don’t just live in our village…. be part of it & help make it a better community! Village Hall AGM on Monday 6th of July.

Glatton Villagers have shown a fantastic community spirit over these last few months of lockdown. The Village Hall faces both a challenging and rewarding year ahead and we are urgently looking for a fresh pool of determined, dedicated and committed people who can help us make our dreams come true! Glatton Village is holding its AGM on Monday 6th July at 6:00pm in the Village Hall (social distancing rules apply) and we would love to see you there.

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Hearing Problems

Do you use a hearing aid or find yourself hard-of-hearing, or does someong in your family?

If so, please join the new ‘Cambridgeshire Hear for You community’ group.  This is a new way of keeping in touch and to exchange views and ideas, whether it’s about hearing loss, or just your news, ideas and messages about literally anything!

The group has been set up by local charity, Cambridgeshire Hearing Help, which maintains hearing aids, runs workshops on hearing loss and teaches lip-reading. The charity also runs ‘Hear for You’ social groups, which are suspended because of current restrictions – so they’re going online for members old and new!

Many people have used social media to keep in touch with family and friends in recent times. This is a chance to make contact with more people locally, who share your interests.

It is being established on Facebook and is a ‘closed group’, giving members the extra safety and security, that only other members will be able to see your comments. It is also completely free.

You can join the Facebook group NOW by going to the ‘Cambridgeshire Hearing Help’ page on Facebook, click on ‘Groups’ then on ‘Join’. If you have any difficulty, simply enter the following link in your search engine 

If you are new to Facebook, the charity has produced a simple guide of how to join the group, which is on its website. Or contact them at

Cambridgeshire Hearing Help is launching the new group at 11am-12noon on Tuesday 30 June. You can join at any time, but then please try to log-in during that hour, and take part in the initial messages between us.

It’s a new and excellent way of keeping in touch – let’s all use it!

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Sawtry Eye

Your copy of the latest Sawtry Eye is in the phone box ready for picking up.  If folk would be so good as to take a handful and deliver them to less-active neighbours, that would be much appreciated.

Our thanks to everyone for their understanding as we all cope with these current difficult circumstances, hopefully normal service will be resumed at some time in the not too distant future.

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Parish Council Notice Number 6: Coronavirus

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Stay Alert, Control the Virus, Save Lives

Huntingdon District Council News Update:



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Freshlinc’s Customized Trailer

We were kindly sent a picture by Olivia aged 6, which was done as part of a school project, we thought it was so good and such a fitting tribute to the NHS and key workers that we would have it transformed into a large vinyl wrap and put onto one of our trailers (Trailer 871), which will be delivering produce and flowers around the country.”

The Art work will stay on the trailer for about 6 years before being retired, our Fleet Support vehicle also has the Rainbow on it now.

After having Trailer 871 wrapped in its new livery, the effects have been huge not only with our staff but members of public, who often beep at the driver showing their support.

Trailer 871 has been requested by various groups to visit hospitals around the region on a Thursday evening in support of “Clap for Carers”. Having been to Spalding and Boston Hospitals along with the care Unit at Thorpe Road Peterborough, Trailer 871 is going to Colchester, KingsLynn and Hinchingbrooke over the coming weeks.

During the last few weeks, stories have emerged especially within the FreshLinc family and the wider people who we work with of the sacrifice being made by their own family members who are part of our wonderful NHS.

From all of us at FreshLinc our heart felt thanks goes to the NHS and Care Workers, all who look after us not just through Coronavirus but always, I for one will be thinking harder each time I need their support.

The art work done by Olivia, unprompted by here parents, sports the FreshLinc design, which when given to us brought a tear to our eyes, its very different from some communication we receive with Lorries not always being accepted, yet play an important part in supply chain – Thank you Olivia for thinking of us.

Author: Lee Juniper
Photos: Terry Brignall.


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Advice For People Helping Others During Lock Down

Many people across our communities are doing their bit to help others during the Coronavirus health emergency.
From supporting people who are self-isolating with food supplies, to picking up medical prescriptions, all of these efforts are helping to save lives and protect our NHS.
Below is some advice from Cambridgeshire police about what you should do if you are concerned about someone.
If you are keeping an eye on someone in your neighbourhood and are concerned for their welfare, for example, if you knock on someone’s door or try to reach them by telephone and they don’t respond, there are some simple steps you can take.
Have a quick check through windows to see if you can see the person involved (make sure you exercise social distancing and don’t touch any surfaces);
Check for signs that the person may not be at home or may need assistance, such as a build-up of post, milk on the doorstep or anything else that may suggest the occupant needs help;
Speak to neighbours, making sure you keep the 2 metre social distancing rule to see if they know of any close friends or relatives that may be able to help or know where the person might be; could you contact them to confirm their whereabouts?
If the person is home but does not wish to answer the door/telephone but requires food or medication, you can email who will be able to help;
If you are still concerned, call the police on 101 giving the person’s name, address and telephone number if possible; the police call handler will then go through a set of questions to establish if an officer should attend;
If you see someone whose life is in danger, for example, they are lying on the floor, always call 999 and request an ambulance.
Cambridgeshire Constabulary have pulled together a list of responses to commonly-asked questions during the coronavirus lock down. For more details visit:
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Parish Council Notice Number 5 – Coronavirus

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