Help to quit smoking

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Camquit Stop Smoking Service is currently making new links with local areas to promote our service and help more people to access the Stop Smoking Service across the whole of Cambridgeshire.

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Forest School at the Biggen – please leave our log circle

The log circle is an important part of the routine for the children. It is where we come together to share what we have enjoyed, reflect on what we are good at and take on our Forest School names.

Please share this message so that the local community learn to respect our log circle and the work that we do at the Biggen with preschool children.

We appreciate that this is public space, but please, leave the log circle as you find it. If you move a stump, please put it back.  If you have older children that use the Biggen please share this message with them too.

Message from the Parish Clerk:  This area is an ancient site, protected by Historic England.  It is forbidden to light fires on the Biggen without prior written permission from the Parish Clerk, who would first need to see proof of public liability insurance. 

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Do you remember “The Nightcomers”?

In 1971 the Marlon Brando film ‘The Nightcomers’ was filmed in the area. This was mainly at Sawston Hall but Duxford features briefly as do the thatched cottages in Whittlesford.

A few other locations were used and this is where I hope someone can help – maybe you watched the filming or were part of the crew…?

I am trying to identify three locations used in the film. Namely…..
A lake, a chalk escarpment and a lodge/gatehouse.

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If anyone is able to help, please contact me – thank you!

Kevin Flanagan

Email: jen.flanagan@btinternet.com

Mary Prudence Wakefield

mary-wakefieldMary Prudence Wakefield (nee Haylock) 1912 - 2015
Mary was born in Duxford on July 30th 1912, the daughter of Albert & Ellen Haylock and sister to Ernest & Herbert.
After leaving school Mary went to work as a cook with the Miss Brands at Ickleton, later moving to Pedleys of Whittlesford, cabinet makers, where she worked on radio cabinet assembly. On leaving Pedleys she went to work for a glove making company Bullen Peasgood in Sawston. 
 
Mary married Gilbert Arthur Wakefield of Sawston on March 25th 1940 at St  Peter's Church, Duxford, after which they moved into a newly
built house at 14 London Road, Sawston.
In  January 1943, Mary gave birth to a son John and lived the life of a housewife, with occasional part time work glove making both at home and at the G H Wakefield family business at 64 London Road, Sawston. Along with Gilbert she shared a passion for gardening and was well known for her flower stall outside No 14 London Road. They were both members of  the Sawston and Pampisford Horticultural Society.

Mary  learnt to drive in the 1960s and was well known driving her Morris Marina car, which she continued to drive until 2003 and at the great age of 91.
After the death of Gilbert in 1999, Mary remained at 14 London Road, until 2007 when she went into a residential care home, firstly at Shelford  Lodge, Great Shelford, and later in 2012 to Home Close, Fulbourn, where she remained until her death on Wednesday 15th April 2015 aged 102.
 
The photo shows Mary on her 95th birthday.
 
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Community Highways Volunteering Scheme

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Please note that highway faults should be reported online via:  https://highwaysreporting.cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Once logged this will come through directly to the local officer for the area, and will also be logged onto our system for future reference.

This is to ensure your highway or rights of way issue is recorded and dealt with.

Join the Parish Council

DUXFORD PARISH COUNCIL

PARISH COUNCILLOR VACANCIES

There are unfilled vacancies for Duxford Parish Councillors.  We are a friendly team who have already achieved a lot, but we could do so much more with a full complement – please consider joining us!

Parish Councillors play an extremely important role in looking after our wonderful village, its residents and its finances. The full Council meets on the second Thursday of each month, and full training will be given to new Councillors, to cover the responsibilities and role of both the individual Councillor, and the Parish Council as a whole.

If you have any questions about the role, or would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

Please use the ‘contact us’ tab at the top of the page.

Mrs Joanne Depradines-Smith, Clerk to Duxford Parish Council

A14 Improvement – update

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Raise awareness of Alzheimer and Dementia

Here at Alzheimer’s Society, we want to connect to as many people as possible who are affected by dementia. In rural areas, this can often be hard to get our message out there which is, “we are here for you”.

As a result of the difficulties faced in rural areas, we are currently looking for volunteers to help raise awareness of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Society in their local areas. This can be achieved by ensuring local GPs, health centres, community centres and even local shops have up-to-date information.  The role would involve supplying these places with the information through the forms of posters etc. that would be supplied to you by our Information Worker.  The Information Worker will be managing you to ensure you have the resources available to raise awareness of Dementia and Alzheimer’s Society.

The volunteering opportunity has no fixed hours, and can be done in your own spare time where available.

Along with this opportunity, we also have volunteering opportunities with South Cambs. Dementia Action Alliance. This is a group that consists of local business, health departments etc. that ensure South Cambs is a dementia friendly area. The opportunity would involve increasing the size of the group by contacting local businesses/ community groups to see if they would like to know more about becoming dementia friendly and assisting them on their way with support from the Cambridge Dementia Action Alliance Coordinator.

Again this is another volunteering opportunity that has no fixed hours and can be done in your own spare time. Meetings of the South Cambs Dementia Action Alliance often take place bi-monthly.

If either of these opportunities are of interest and you would like to speak about them in more detail, then please do feel free to email Joshua.Pearce@alzheimers.org.uk

Fancy an Allotment?

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There are allotments available to lease at the Moorfield Road site, including half plots and full sized plots – all ready for cultivation.

Please do contact me using the ‘contact us’ tab at the top of the page to register your interest.

May I remind all existing leaseholders that renewals will take place from 1st October annually from 2017 onwards.

Joanne Depradines-Smith, Parish Clerk