Power Cut? Call 105!

On 6th September a new national phone number “105” will be launched by electricity network operators for customers to call should they need to report or get information about a power cut in their area.

Key points to note about this service are:

Dialling 105 will put customers through to their local electricity network operator – the company that manages the cables, power lines and substations that deliver electricity into homes and businesses in their area.

105 is just one of the ways that customers can contact their electricity network operator. They can also contact them by phone or via their website, and most network operators are on social media too.

105 is a free service for people in England, Scotland and Wales.

Customers can call 105 no matter who they choose to buy electricity from.

Customers can also call 105 if they spot damage to electricity power lines and substations that could put anyone in danger. If there’s a serious immediate risk, they should call the emergency services too.

More information in the link below.

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Duxford Preschool

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Duxford Preschool is a small, welcoming and vibrant Ofsted-registered preschool that cares for children from the age of two years and three months to five years old. Open from 9am – 3pm, we offer full or half day sessions Monday to Friday during term time, including the option of two Forest School sessions per week. We accept childcare vouchers and Nursery Education Funding for 3 and 4 years olds and also have places available for Funded Twos.

The general contact address is admin@duxfordpreschool.org.uk 

Telephone: 01223 830459 (during opening hours)

See our website – www.duxfordpreschool.org.uk 

 

Hard of Hearing?

Click on the link below for more information about the service Cambridgeshire Hearing Help provides and to find local Hearing Help sessions.

http://cambridgeshirehearinghelp.org.uk/

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Superfast Broadband!

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A coverage map showing the new live cabinets serving each postcode area can be seen on the Connecting Cambridgeshire website ‘my area’ pages for each area together with useful upgrading advice on ‘How to get superfast broadband’.

The best way for people to check if their premises are connected to a new cabinet that is now offering a better broadband service is to try to order a fibre package through an Internet Service Provider.

The broadband speed delivered depends on a number of factors including the length of the line from the cabinet, the line quality, and the equipment and internal wiring within premises. There may be some premises connected to an upgraded cabinet that are simply too far away to receive a fibre service and some residents may have to wait a little longer to get improved broadband.

We are happy to support local meetings or events to promote take up of fibre broadband and are also looking for good stories to share on the website about how better broadband is benefiting communities and businesses across Cambridgeshire.

You can contact the Connecting Cambridgeshire team by email, or call 01223 703293 if you need further information

Kind regards

Connecting Cambridgeshire team

Friends of Duxford Green Spaces

FODGS aims to promote, support and raise funds for projects within the Parish of Duxford that conserve, protect and improve its green spaces and in partnership with Duxford Parish council, help to ensure our very special green spaces are maintained for the benefit and enjoyment of its residents.

THIS LINK will take you to the Association’s website, with information about “Friends of Duxford Green Spaces”, a non-affiliated group that has been formed, whose first project will be to raise funds for the landscaping works on Brewery Field.

Click here to find out how to raise FREE donations when you shop on-line with over 3000 major retailers.

With your help, the Parish Council is doing its best to ensure that St John’s Cemetery is a very special place to remember loved ones, or just have a wander.

Our combined efforts in the both the old and new parts of the cemetery have made such a difference.  HUGE thanks to those of you that have offered your time and energy – you have been amazing and your help is very much appreciated.  We may have been only a few people, but what a difference we have made.

If you have an idea, or can help to get people involved with making Duxford Green Spaces even more special, please make yourself known via the ‘contact us’ tab at the top of the page.  Thank you!

 

 

“Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits”

On the corner of St Peter’s Street and Markby Close, you will find Duxford’s Millennium Garden, a quiet spot with a couple of benches where you can relax and watch the birds, butterflies and bees and, if you are lucky, the millennium robin might come and share the crumbs from your sandwich.

A while ago, you might have passed by but not lingered, put off by the nettles and weeds, even Japanese knotweed (now thankfully eradicated), but recent efforts are transforming the garden into the pretty spot it once was. Take the time to come along and have a sit!

 

Duxford Saturday Workshop

DUXFORD SATURDAY WORKSHOP ENCOURAGES HUNDREDS TO PLAY, SING AND ACT

Duxford Saturday Workshop (DSW) has around 300 members of all ages from Cambridgeshire, Essex and Hertfordshire.

Set up as a charity in 1972, the workshop has helped hundreds of people choose, learn and then perform with a wide variety of instruments from bassoons to ukuleles. There are performance groups including a choir, junior drama group, jazz groups and folk ensembles.

Director Arwen Gilbert said:  The DSW ethos is all about performing and learning together. Members include adults who have always wanted to learn an instrument or those who haven’t played for years. We also have experienced musicians who want to learn new skills or just perform with others. We try to have groups for all levels of players and fellow musicians are very supportive.”

DSW meets during term-time Saturday morning at Duxford Primary School. The instruments available to learn can all be played in groups and will include flutes, guitars, clarinets, saxophones, trombones, oboes and recorders.

Arwen explained:  Tuition is in mixed age groups, with children able to learn an instrument at workshop from Year Five. There are also junior music groups available for children from Year 1 upwards.

We have more than 200 instruments which can be hired to members, at reasonable rates. Membership costs £20 a year, with a weekly fee of £2 or £1 for up to three activities, so it is excellent value.”

Tuition is not available in piano or drum kit, as they cannot be taught in a group setting

All groups depend on volunteers to lead them and Arwen also appealed for more volunteer tutors to join DSW.  Every year we have young people who have performed in our junior drama group or taken up an instrument at Duxford, come back as volunteers to teach others but we also need more adult volunteer tutors, particularly in brass instruments.”

For further details contact the Director at director@duxfordsaturdayworkshop.org.uk or visit the website http://duxfordsaturdayworkshop.org.uk/

 

 

 

Duxford Community Choir

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The Duxford Community Choir welcomes all ages and all abilities.

There are NO auditions and there is NO need to be able to read music.

If you would like to sing with us, we would love to meet you!

We meet on Wednesdays between 7.30 and 9.30pm at the Duxford United Reformed Church in Chapel Street.

For further information contact Glynis Hammond 01799 530127 glynis.hammond@googlemail.com