VILLAGE VOICE BRINKLEY..BURROUGH GREEN..CARLTON..WESTLEY WATERLESS NOVEMBER 2013

VILLAGE VOICE
BRINKLEY..BURROUGH GREEN..CARLTON..WESTLEY WATERLESS
NOVEMBER 2013
BINGO NIGHT
Saturday 9th November
Burrough Green Reading
Room.
Doors Open 7:30pm. Eyes Down 8pm
Bring your own Nibbles and Drink!
All proceeds to Burrough Green Playgroup.
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WINTER FAIR – BRINKLEY
Saturday 16th November
in Brinkley Memorial Hall.
12noon ‘til 2pm
We will be serving Homemade soup,
sausages, and wonderful puddings for
lunch and there will be Gifts, Cakes,
Bric-a-brac, Books, a Raffle and lots
more. Please put the date in your diary now.
COME ALONG AND ENJOY A CHAT OVER A
TASTY LUNCH OR A CUP OF TEA.
We would appreciate items for the stalls nearer the
date. Please start putting things by and a flier will be
delivered giving more details. Thank you.
IN AID OF BRINKLEY CHURCH.
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CAN YOU BAKE?
Would you like to put your new-found baking skills to
the test?
If
so,
we
would
love
some
cakes/pastries/jams etc for our
cake stall at the WINTER
FAIR
We can collect – please ring Louise on
07885 709665
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RADFIELD HUNDRED GROUP
MONDAY 18th November
Sue Carty will be giving a talk and demonstration
on Card making – with audience participation!
7.45pm in Brinkley Memorial Hall
For more information call Joyce on 01638 508168
TRADITIONAL HOME REARED
(OVEN READY)
BRONZE TURKEYS
and
FREE RANGE GEESE
ORDERS NOW BEING TAKEN FOR CHRISTMAS
Ian Wylie, Park Cottage, Carlton.
Tel; 01223 290907 or 07769 956533
MOBILE LIBRARY
The Mobile Library will be at Brinkley Memorial Hall
on the 4th Wednesday of each month between 3.154.30pm. – 27th November.
In Westley Waterless by the telephone kiosk on 2nd
Thursday of each month – 14th November. The
Westley Waterless library bus is a different one from
the Brinkley bus so you can get a really good choice of
books.
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CARLTON OIL SYNDICATE
Order date 4th November. Please email Catriona Syed
on [email protected] with your
requirements before Monday 4 th November, if you
don’t have access to email please phone Helen
Coppen on 01223 290795 and leave a message and I
will pass on your order.
Advance notice next order 2nd December, January 13th
2014.
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SCRABBLE and MAHJONG
We meet in November on Mondays 11th & 25th at
7.30pm in the Community Room at Sheriff’s Court. Do
come and join us if you fancy a game. £2 to include
refreshments. Trish 01638 507495
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CHARITY PARTY NIGHT
JAMES BOND THEME
Burrough Green Reading Room
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23rd
7-30 pm
Cocktail dresses and Bow ties
Cocktails on arrival
Monte Carlo buffet supper
Casino Mystery Raffle
Fun and games through the evening
Licensed bar
In aid of Movember (Prostate cancer)
and Burrough Green Reading Room
Tickets £12.00
Book your tickets 01638 508177
GROW A MOUSTACHE FOR MOVEMBER
See the separate flier and the information inside the
newsletter. Register on 1st November at The Bull,
Burrough Green.
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ATTENTION ! Change of Date – Burns Night Supper
Please note that the Burns Supper to be held in the
Brinkley Memorial Hall in January 2014 will
be held on Friday, 24th. This has been
previously advertised as being held on 17th
January but has been changed.
My
apologies for any upset or confusion this
may cause.
I could say that this was due to an
unforeseen but successful bid for
freedom by the haggis on the farm
destined for our Supper, but it would not be true this
time around. Sadly, it is entirely due to my
organisational skills, or lack thereof, but hopefully
given the 3 months’ notice, this should not affect too
many of you.
So please, put the date in your diary now, 24th January,
at the Brinkley Memorial Hall for the usual blend of
rousing welcoming music from our piper, haggis and
neeps, poems and songs and mutual irreverence.
Mike Lawford on 01638 507896 is taking bookings
now, so give him a ring to guarantee your seat.
Apologies once again for the change of date, but hope
to see you there.
David Cumpstey
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DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
BURROUGH GREEN’S BIG SWITCH ON
1st Annual turning on of the Christmas Lights
and Grand Opening of the
New Village Playground!
9th December
4-5pm
Village Green outside Playgroup
Mulled Wine, Mince Pies, Hot Chocolate,
Hot Dogs, Carol Singing
and a Luxury Christmas Hamper to be won.
Special guest doing 'The Big Switch On!'
Raising funds for Burrough Green Playgroup
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WHAT’S ON at THE BULL, BURROUGH GREEN
Bookings now being taken for Christmas Dinner
3 courses £27.95
2 Courses £20.95
Call 01638 507480 or e-mail
[email protected] for a menu
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VILLAGE WEBSITES
www.burroughgreen.com
http://www.parish-council.com/Brinkley/
Do have a look at the websites which contain lots of
information about the villages and the school and also
have links to archive material. The Village Voice
newsletter is available on both sites for the current
month and several previous issues.
New to Burrough Green? Burrough Green website now
has a Welcome Pack for new residents.
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CATHOLIC SERVICES
NEWMARKET & KIRTLING.
Mass Times
Saturday
6.30pm
Newmarket
Sunday
9.00am
Kirtling
10.30am
Newmarket
Holy Days
9.00am
Newmarket
12noon
Kirtling
7.30pm
Newmarket
Our Lady with St. Etheldreda, Exeter Road,
Newmarket
Our Lady & St Philip Neri, Kirtling
Main Address: 14 Exeter Road, Newmarket, CB8
8LT. Telephone: 01638 662492
Email: [email protected]
Brinkley contact, John Conti 01638 508304
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NOVEMBER BULLETIN FROM CAMBRIDGESHIRE
FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE
FIREWORKS and bonfires can be plenty of fun for all
the family to enjoy. CFRS recommends going to an
organised firework display instead of holding one at
home. However, if you do use fireworks or light a
bonfire at home, we would ask residents to take on
board our safety advice to ensure it is just their
fireworks that go off with a bang:
 Keep fireworks in a closed box and always
follow the instructions.
 Light them at arm’s length using a taper and
stand well back.
 Never go back to a lit firework.
 Never put fireworks in your pocket or throw
them.
 Don't light bonfires in unsuitable weather,
particularly in windy conditions.
 Don't leave bonfires unattended.
 Build bonfires well clear of buildings, fences
and hedge.
 Never use flammable liquids to start the
fire, and never burn dangerous rubbish such
as aerosols, paint, foam furniture, rubber
tyres, batteries.
 Before you light the bonfire, check that
children and animals are not hiding inside and
are a safe distance away.
To find out if you are eligible for a free home fire
safety check, call 0800 917 99 94
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THANK YOU
The Macmillan Coffee Morning held in Burrough Green
Reading Room in September was a great success. A
huge thank you to all who attended and helped or
baked cakes. We made a magnificent sum of £350 on
the day and with generous donations a total of £400
was made. There was a wonderful atmosphere and we
hope that all who came enjoyed themselves.
Many thanks.
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EAST CAMBRIDGESHIRE DISTRICT
COUNCILLORS’ NOTES
WHAT HAPPENS TO OUR RECYCLING?
We visited AmeyCespa’s works at Waterbeach at the
end of August, together with other District and Parish
Councillors. AmeyCespa has a contract with the County
Council to process municipal waste that is collected in
Cambridgeshire.
A minibus took visitors to see the indoor clamps and
outdoor windrows which process the food and garden
waste that comes from our new green bins. They also
process garden waste taken by residents to the
recycling centres, such as at Milton. The process
achieves a temperature of 60°C and quickly and
thoroughly decomposes it, even cooked food waste.
The resulting compost is used on farms and gardens
and is available free to residents, if they take sacks
and a shovel.
Next was the new Materials Recycling Facility, which
sorts our recyclable items from our blue bins. It
contains a maze of conveyors, elevators, sifters,
blowers, crushers, and balers and can sort 16 tonnes
of recyclable materials per hour. It can even detect
and sort different types of plastic and metal by
sensing their electromagnetic and infrared properties.
The resulting card, paper, glass, metals and plastics
are collected by various companies for reuse.
The income from the sale of recycled materials
reduces the cost of employing AmeyCespa. Also, lower
Landfill Taxes need to be paid to the Government,
which will rise next year to £80 per tonne. The
District Council also receives credits to set against
collection costs. Recycling saves materials and the
energy used when making packaging and reduces CO2
emissions.
We finally saw the Mechanical and Biological
Treatment Plant, which has been out-of-use due to a
major failure and a fire. This normally extracts
biodegradable material that is put in black sacks and
litter bins. It allows it to decompose so that it does
not give off methane when landfilled. Sadly, it has to
be buried as it is too contaminated to be used on farms
and gardens and is a waste of what could be a valuable
material. It is also taxed.
Dist Cllrs. Robert Stevens (01223 811643)
Kevin Ellis 01223 813034
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BRINKLEY MEMORIAL HALL
CHRISTMAS MUSIC AND READINGS
At the moment fixing a date for the
Christmas Music and Carols in Brinkley
Memorial Hall in December has proved difficult. The
Memorial Hall committee are working hard to get a
Carol Evening
organised – details in December
newsletter.
Franca Holden
Secretary & Trustee
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RECYCLING
Carlton – Tuesdays : Black bin - 12th, 26th November.:
Green/Blue – 5th, 19th November.
Brinkley, Burrough Green, Westley Waterless –
Thursdays : Black sacks weekly. Blue Lid - 7th, 21st
November. Green Lid – 14th, 28th November.
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Ink Cartridges The Opportunity Group which meets
at the Ellesmere Centre would be very grateful for
your old ink cartridges to help with fund raising. Please
drop them in the box on the gate at White Hart
Cottage, High Street Brinkley or in the box at the
Ellesmere Centre. Thank you.
(The Opportunity Group provides one to one care for
children with special needs and their siblings, also
provides respite for their parents/guardians.)
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CARLTON – MILLENNIUM PATH
On a number of occasions over recent
months there have been several
amounts of horse mess left all along
the Millennium Path in Carlton. It's
been noted that riders are regularly
using the walkway instead of riding along the road.
This has caused problems for residents of the village,
particularly for those pushing prams, wheelchairs and
the like.
You'll recall from last month’s Village Voice that dog
owners within our community are being urged to have
consideration for other people using our paths, and the
same criteria must apply to horse riders. The walkway
was never designed for horses to use it, and the
surface of the path has suffered accordingly. Can
riders therefore desist from using the path along its
length.
To negate the safety concerns of riders approaching
the sharp bend near to the Old School House and
meeting oncoming vehicles, they should perhaps
dismount and walk their horses along this section of
the road but retaining the option of leading the
animal onto the road verge if necessary.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Stephen Roberts
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ELLESMERE GARDEN CLUB
After our bulb planting extravaganza we are back into
the swing of our autumn/winter programme of talks.
This month we welcome Sue Robinson who will talk on
“Gertrude Jekyll and Edwin Lutyens” – Wednesday
13 November at 8pm in the Ellesmere Centre.
Our following month’s gathering will be our traditional
Christmas party - date Wednesday 11 December and
venue to be announced later. Come to the November
meeting when more details will be available.
As always, we have refreshments and a raffle at our
meetings and you can get further information about
the club and its activities from Sandie on 507542.
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SPOTLIGHT ON LINTON HEALTH CENTRE’S
DISPENSARY
We have taken the decision to close the dispensary
for one hour between 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm and will
also close at the end of the day at 6 pm instead of
6:30 pm. This change will take effect from the 4th
November and will allow the dispensers to manage the
workload more effectively. We hope that this will not
inconvenience patients too much but with an ever
increasing workload the dispensers really do need
that protected time.
Talking of increasing workload, Christmas is coming!
We only close for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New
Year’s Day.
Do make sure you have sufficient
medication for the Christmas period but remember we
are working between Christmas and New Year and we
only close for the Bank Holiday days themselves. The
vast majority of patients should not need to change
their ordering pattern at all unless perhaps going on
holiday for a week or so over Christmas.
Some facts about the dispensary.
Did you
know………………
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We now have close to 11,500 patients
registered at the practice
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We dispense the medication for around 6,500
of those patients
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We dispense between 9,000 and 10,000 items
every month
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In addition to the repeat prescriptions we
also dispense for those patients who have
just been seen in the surgery, usually while
they wait
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We are not allowed to dispense for Linton
patients as they live within a mile of a
chemist, but we do generate their repeat
paper prescriptions for them
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We aim to process repeat prescription
requests within 2 working days but it would
help us enormously if our dispensing patients
could order a week in advance
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When we run behind and your item is not
ready for collection (we are not perfect!), we
will offer to dispense your prescription while
you wait, provided you have given us at least
2 working days’ notice
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If your medication is delivered to a local
collection point you must allow additional time
for the delivery
We normally issue just one month’s supply of
medication at any one time in line with national
and local guidance
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1ST BURROUGH GREEN BROWNIES
The Brownies enjoyed an exciting day at the Jarman
Centre in Newmarket in September at a County event
where they earned a Jet Set Go badge by passing
through check-in and having their passports stamped
before taking part in activities based on the seven
continents. The weather was very kind to us and the
girls all had a great time.
The girls are very excited about their forthcoming
trip to the pantomime to see Robin Hood at the
Cambridge Arts Theatre. We have also invited the
Rainbows to come with us as it was such a successful
trip last year.
From September, after a public consultation, our
promise has changed for the 12th time. All the
Brownies and leaders renewed their promises in a
celebration party attended by our district
commissioner.
We have recently had two new Brownies join us,
bringing our numbers up to 29. We have been designing
and decorating T-shirts in unit meetings and are
having a Halloween themed crafts night. We have also
been playing lots of new games and learning new songs
to sing.
Brownies meet weekly in Brinkley during the school
term. Brownies is for girls aged 7 to 10 and if anyone
would like more information please contact:
Amanda Davies 01440 783803
1st Brinkley Rainbows
Rainbows also meet weekly in Brinkley during the
school term. Rainbows is for girl’s aged 5 to 7 and if
you would like more information please contact:
Edith Osborn 01223 291375
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JOIN US AT ST AUGUSTINE’S,
BURROUGH GREEN
for our
Family Service
Celebrating Advent
Sun 1st December at 10.30am
A short service for all the family. We
will be mixing ingredients for a Christmas cake during
the service and sending our
nativity figures out on their
advent journey round the villages
where different families will take
turns providing a ‘home’ for the
figures of Mary, Joseph and the
sheep. Join us again for another family service at St
Augustine’s on Christmas Day where
we will enjoy eating the Christmas
cake, and families will return the
nativity figures to the crib to
celebrate the birth of Jesus. A warm welcome awaits,
but for those wanting extra warmth due to cold
weather you are welcome to bring a blanket to the
service! Refreshments will be provided.
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DERBYSHIRE POST from Linton Village College
It is a difficult time for English teachers at LVC and
every other school in the country. Everyone knows
how important getting a grade ‘C’ or better in English
GCSE is to students and their futures and pressure is
mounting. In 2012 the exam boards put the grade
boundaries up higher to make the ‘C’ harder to achieve.
First of all they did this with coursework (or
controlled assessments as they are called) and then
last year they also did the same with the English exam.
In August, half way through the current Year 11
course, the exam boards threw in another bombshell:
that the speaking and listening assignments that
students had already worked on, as specified in the
exam syllabus, would no longer count towards the final
exam: effectively, children and teachers across the
country had wasted weeks of work.
What sensible Heads of English quickly worked out
was that there was one last chance for these
assessments to count and this was in the November
2013 exam window, so, with relief from the students,
schools entered children for English in November.
Unfortunately the story does not end there. In the
first week of October, an announcement came from
the Department for Education to say that it did not
approve of early exam entry and in order to discourage
schools from pursuing this practice it exclaimed that
‘first entries’ to an exam would be the ones counted in
the performance tables …. in other words, that schools
might risk Ofsted scrutiny
for weaker results
because retakes in Year 11 would not be counted in the
tables.
This is all ridiculous. We are now left with no
confidence at all in the fairness of the exam system.
School exam results can no longer be compared in any
reasonable way: a ‘C’ grade at GCSE isn’t the same as
a grade ‘C’ in iGCSE (grade boundaries for the iGCSE
have not been touched), a Welsh grade ‘C’ isn’t the
same as an English one (the Welsh exams are easier),
and you can’t tell if a school has entered children at
age 15 or 16 for exams and yet they are viewed the
same in the tables.
I do understand that the government wishes to
overhaul the exam system. But did they really need to
make such a pig’s breakfast of the qualifications that
our children are currently taking.
Caroline Derbyshire
Principal
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Experienced Local Babysitter-Shannon
I am a 16 years old girl and I enjoy being with
children. I have looked after newborns to aged 11
years. I am available most weekday evenings,
weekends and my rate is £5 an hour before midnight
and negotiable after. For your convenience my
parents will pick me up and drop me off.
References Available.
My mobile: 07810148366
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SMALL VILLAGES
COMMUNITY WARDEN
Age UK Cambridgeshire offers a Community Warden
Service which supports older people in Balsham, West
Wickham, West Wratting, Horseheath, Weston
Colville, Shudy Camps and Castle Camps. Recently the
service has been extended and we are delighted to
announce that the service is now available to older
people in Carlton.
The service, which is managed by Age UK
Cambridgeshire, is an initiative of the Small Village
Parish Councils and part funded by the Parish, South
Cambs District and Cambridgeshire County Councils.
It aims to support the wellbeing and independence of
older people by providing daily contact (Monday to
Friday) either by personal visit or telephone call to
ensure a sense of security.
Examples of the help Jacqui can give you:

Provide a listening ear
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Making drinks and light meals
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Watering plants
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Feeding pets
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Small items of shopping
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Collecting prescriptions
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Information and guidance
You can join the service on a short term basis, maybe
after hospital discharge or if your family are on
holiday and you require extra support, or on a long
term basis. You will be entitled to a two week free
trial, and after the free trial we do charge a small fee
of £5 per week which is payable to the warden.
To find out more about the service please call Jacqui
the Community Warden on 07436 102865 or Age UK
Cambridgeshire on 01354 696650.
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FOUND
An SAS lapel badge was found on Beechcroft during
the summer. Please contact 01638 507495 if you have
lost one.
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NSPCC FESTIVE AUTUMN FAIR
Gala Preview Event – Tuesday 19th November
6.00 – 9.00 p.m.
Main Fair Day – Wednesday 20th November
9.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Anstey Hall, Maris Lane, Trumpington,
Cambs. CB2 9LN.
Free Parking
(Next door to Waitrose and near P&R)
OVER 30 VARIED STANDS
St Faith’s choir singing, delicious homemade
refreshments, luxury prize draw
Special price: pre-ordered tickets £4 per day/£7
both events. See www.eventbrite.co.uk
Tickets on the door: £5 per day/£9 both events
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FOSTER CARERS
Cambridgeshire County Council needs you to help
change the lives of local children and young people.
Foster Carers provide a stable family support network
for local children and young people when they are
unable to live with their own family. Every year we
have over 425 children and young people looked after
by Cambridgeshire County Council.
The shortage of Foster Carers means that children
and young people are placed with Independent foster
carers or residential units, some outside of
Cambridgeshire: They may also be looked after within
the county children’s homes. We need to recruit more
Foster Carers in order to give them the best possible
future.
Foster Carers come from all different kinds of
backgrounds. It may be that you have your own
children or you may have worked with children before.
You may have no experience of children or possibly
considering a career change?
Every child is different so we need different Foster
Carers. If you can offer stability, security and the
positive experience of a loving family then we want to
hear from you. You might be:
•Married, in a civil partnership, single or living with a
partner
•From an ethnic background
•In a same sex relationship
•In work, unemployed or retired
Recruiting local people will mean that children and
young people can live in their own community, continue
to attend the same school and maintain contact with
their family and friends.
We offer generous allowances including a startup
package, 24 hr support and full training.
Call our freephone number on 0800 052 0078 or email
[email protected]
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KATY’S BABYSITTING
Katy Ensch – Aged 18
01223 291947 (Carlton)
I have passed a babysitting course and a first aid
course for young children.
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DULLINGHAM FLOWER CLUB
Thursday14th November 2013
8.00pm
The Taylor Hall, Dullingham
Come & Enjoy ‘A FiABBAtastic Xmas’
Demonstration By
Floral Designer David Wright
Entrance £5 including refreshments
Raffle - Accessories
Date for Diary – Thursday 12th December
Xmas Supper & Demonstration
Please contact Lesley Bird for further information
01638 507658 or 07786 817154
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MOVEMBER AND MEN'S HEALTH
A few days to go and we will be embarking on our first
Village Moustache Growing Competition. To remind
you, Prostate Cancer is the most common form of nonskin cancer in men and about 40,000 men over 50 in
the UK will be affected each year, which relates to 1
in 6 during their lifetime. No matter what your age or
sex start to think of your partner, friend, father,
brother or relation and let's try to make a difference.
Gentlemen, Grow and Groom your Moustache; get some
sponsors; enter our competition and above all have
some fun whilst raising money for a very worthwhile
cause. Sponsor forms can be obtained from the Bull,
Burrough Green on or before the 31st October so
please collect one and let us know that you will be
taking part.
Full details of the event are included on the flier with
this edition of the Village Voice. Use it at home or at
work, not only as a reminder of the judging on the 29th
November but also as an awakening to the concerns
over men's health in later life. Use it also as a personal
encouragement to grow a beautiful hirsute creation on
your upper lip and raise some money. Good luck to you
all. Any questions call me on 01638 507488.
Brian Sandford
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WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE BRINKLEY LION
'What do want from your local?'
We would like to invite readers of Village Voice to
come for a chat and a sausage roll
on Tuesday November 12th at 7pm
We are going to reward our existing customers and
entice new ones by offering anyone locally to come and
collect a loyalty card which will entitle the holder to
10 pints of Adnams Southwold bitter or Carlsberg
lager or a glass of our lovely house red or white wine
for an amazing £2.50 a drink
Other events
Steak night 7th November - with a butchery
demonstration from our butchers of Yole Farm
Balsham. Beef lamb and pork will be available for £45
per couple which includes a bottle of house red or
white. Demonstration starts at 7pm
Bonfire night 8th November - £5 per
head which includes a hot dog. Mulled
wine will be bubbling away and the fire
lit and rockets up from 7.30 pm. Restaurant open as
usual.
Every Tuesday in November and in January next year
we are offering our cracking fish and chips and our
fabulous BLB (Brinkley lion burger) for a discounted
price of £ 7.95
We are currently finalising our plans for Christmas
and New Year - keep an eye on the 'what's on' page
on our website www.brinkleylion.co.uk and our page on
Facebook or Twitter
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NEWS FROM THE ELLESMERE CENTRE
Hall Hire Facilities
Our newly decorated Small Hall is the perfect venue
for your Birthday, Christening, Wedding or
Anniversary party? We also offer a catering service
and a Licensed Bar. You can also hire our Bouncy castle,
Activity tables and Character Costumes at very
reasonable rates.
The recently refurbished Sports Hall caters for
Badminton, Tennis and Football. This hall can also be
hired out for Parties and events.
The Gredley Room is a very relaxing environment for
smaller meetings and events.
Refreshment making facilities are available in all
rooms.
Since its fantastic upgrade in spring 2013 the Multi
Use Games Area has been brought back to life.
Feedback on the surface and overall area has been
extremely pleasing. There are still slots available for
Football, Tennis, Hockey or Netball. You can also hire
the Astro for children’s football parties.
The next wave of improvements is under way with the
Ladies toilets, changing room, baby changing and
disabled toilets being refurbished.
Please feel free to call in and have a look round at the
amazing facilities on offer or call the office on 01638
508212 where Julie or Andrea will be happy to help.
RECYCLING
Newspapers
Please do not put your
newspapers into the new recycling bins but
bring them to us and leave in
bundles(either tied with string or in a carrier bag) in
the container provided at the Centre. Magazines can
go into your bins as we just need newspaper. The
newspaper is used for horse bedding and is a collected
by a private company. We get up to £100 for a full
container so we would really appreciate this.
Plastics, cans and glass. At the moment we still have
facilities for other recycling provided by ECDC and we
do get a small amount for providing this service. We
are unsure as to what will happen to this in the future.
The Ellesmere Centre, Ley Road, Stetchworth, CB8
9TS. www.ellesmerecentre.org.uk
Tel 01638 508212.
Email [email protected]
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BRINKLEY MEMORIAL HALL
If you wish to hire the hall, please contact
Susie Shuter on 01638 508729
The charges to hire the Memorial Hall are £7.50 per
hour for VV cluster and £10.00/ hour for outside.
We cater for
one off parties and Groups looking for a venue.
The Hall can cater for 80 people.
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RAF WRATTING COMMON
REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 10TH NOVEMBER
There will be a short Service at the Memorial on
Sunday 10th November 2013 at 12 noon. The Memorial
is situated at Weston Woods Farm. A few of the
Veterans will be attending and Cadets from 1451
(Haverhill) Squadron of the Air Training Corps will be
on parade. Wreaths will be laid in memory of all those
who served here and throughout the world, especially
those who gave their lives in the cause of freedom.
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.
All are welcome to attend.
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STAY INDEPENDENT, SAFE AND WELL THIS
WINTER
If you or someone you care for needs advice about
keeping independent, safe and well this winter, the
County Council’s adult social care websites Your Life,
Your Choice www.yourlifeyourchoice.org.uk and
AskSARA online advice and equipment guide
www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/asksara
provide
information about keeping warm, preventing falls and
the help that may be available to older and vulnerable
people if they are unable to get out and about. If you
are unable to access the Internet staff and volunteers
in the library can help you to find the information you
need or you can contact adult social care customer
services on 0345 045 5202
Adult social care needs YOU!
Homecare workers required
More older and vulnerable people are requiring
homecare to ensure they feel safe, happy and
independent. To achieve this, Cambridgeshire County
Council is recruiting compassionate and caring people
to start a career in care through a unique
apprenticeship programme that enables them to “earn
while they learn” by supporting them to get a job with
a local homecare provider whilst being paid the
standard rate of a care worker.
If you want to make a positive difference to people’s
lives and would be interested in a career in care,
contact Emma Laskey-MacRae, Apprenticeship Project
Coordinator
on
07917
615360,
email
[email protected]
for more
information about this unique apprenticeship
programme. Your age and background doesn’t matter,
if you are looking for a career in care somewhere in
your community there’s a job you can do to help
others.
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NOVEMBER SERVICES
Sunday 3rd November
All Saints Day
9.00am Holy Communion
Brinkley
10.30am Morning Prayer
Dullingham
10.30am Family Worship
Burrough Green
6.00pm All Souls
Burrough Green
Daniel 7: 1-3, 15-18
Ephesians 1: 11- end
Sunday 10th November Remembrance Sunday
10.55am
Remembrance Service Dullingham
10.55am
Remembrance Service
Westley Waterless
3.00pm
Remembrance Service Carlton
Matthew 5: 1-12
Sunday 17th November 2nd Sunday before Advent
9.00am Holy Communion
Burrough Green
10.30am Family Worship
Brinkley
Malachi 4: 1-2a
2 Thessalonians 3: 6-13
Sunday 24th November Christ the King
10.30am Family Communion
Dullingham
3.30pm (?) Evensong
Stetchworth
for to those who have lost so much so that we can
enjoy our lives today.
It seems right somehow that Remembrance falls in the
month before Christmas – it means for a short time,
before we get wrapped up and consumed by the
frenetic activity and commercial madness that is
Christmas, we can say from the bottom of our hearts
“Thank you” to God, and to those who have given up so
much, for all we have.
So do join us at our Remembrance Day Services
(details in the Newsletter) so we can come together
as a community, to remember and give thanks.
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."
From "For the Fallen" by Laurence Binyon
God’s blessings on you all
Gina Radford
Licensed Lay Minister
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[email protected] 01638 508990
Colossians 1: 11-20 Jeremiah 23; 1-6
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“We will remember them”
Walking the dog across the fields the other day as the
dawn was breaking I had to stand and stare at the
incredible colours that were being painted across the
sky as the sun slowly rose. I never cease to be filled
with amazement and gratitude for being able to
experience nature as closely as I can in this part of
the world.
A recent survey revealed that a third of those
surveyed could not recognise their neighbour, and a
half didn’t know their neighbour’s first name. Yet for
me, and I hope for most of us in our villages, this is
very different – we may not know everyone, but we do
know some, and can enjoy conversations, laughter and
the general socialising that is so important to us as
human beings.
We really do have a lot to be thankful for. And this is
brought home even more this month as we
commemorate those who have died or been injured in
the various wars over the years, in our acts of
Remembrance.
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:”
These famous lines are so familiar to us. We hear them
read out from the Royal Albert Hall, and from our
churches each year. Each time we hear them, they are
a salutary reminder that so many people in past wars,
and still today, have died in, or been injured or
affected by, conflicts in various parts of the world.
They also remind us how much we have to be grateful
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CHRISTMAS FOODBANK COLLECTION
Throughout December St Peter’s Church, Carlton is
organising a collection of non-perishable food items
for local families in need, which will go to Reach
Community Projects in our area, a Christian
charity running similar schemes all over the UK.
The most welcome produce includes tea,
coffee, sugar, fruit juices, pasta, rice,
dried goods, packets and cans of soup,
canned meat, fish or vegetables
including baked beans, and canned
fruit or puddings e.g. rice pudding,
but all staple and other non-perishable goods are
welcome.
Donations will be gratefully received from all the
villages. Please give generously by leaving your donated
items in the baskets or boxes placed inside the door
of St Peter’s, which will be open during daylight hours
from 1-25 December.
These will be collected daily by Jackie Simmons or
Sally Mann. Please contact Jackie on 01223 290810
with any queries or if you would like to donate but
cannot deliver. Thank you on behalf of Carlton PCC.
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ARTICLES FOR DECEMBER VILLAGE VOICE
To
[email protected]
01638 507 495
by 22nd November 2013 please
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