Winter Fair

Cottenham Primary School PTCA invite you to their Winter Fair. Come and join us on Thursday 6th December from 5:30pm onwards. It’s going to be a great family event for everyone to enjoy.

  • Visit Santa in his grotto
  • Choose gifts for Mum and Dad in Neverland
  • Win prizes on our tombolas and lucky dip
  • Buy cakes, Christmas trees, look around the stalls
  • BBQ, waffles, mulled wine and soft drinks
  • Buy tickets for our amazing Christmas hamper raffle
  • Visit your children’s festive classrooms

Cottenham Primary School PTCA Winter FairFREE Entrance – See you there!

Cottenham Primary School, Lambs Lane, Cottenham CB24 8TG

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Fen Edge Festival 2019 – We need your votes!

The Fen Edge Festival is a showcase for the Fen Edge villages and will be held from 21st to 23rd June 2019. To help fund the 2019 Festival we have applied for a £1,000 grant from the Aviva Community Fund – and we need your votes to help secure the funding.

A grant from Aviva will help retain the free elements of the Festival to ensure the event is accessible to all. Local charities and organisations raise money at the Festival and the proceeds are also distributed to local groups ensuring that the impact of the Festival is felt throughout the community.

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Fen Edge Festival 2019 – we need your votes!

We need your votes to make this happen.
The Fen Edge Festival has been shortlisted to win £1,000 in a public vote and we need your help by voting for us.

How do I vote?
Simply register on the Aviva Community Fund website.

Then all you need to do is click on the ‘Vote’ button on the Fen Edge Festival project page. Each registered user gets 10 votes which you can use to help us secure this essential funding.

 

You can vote between 23 October and 20 November 2018 so please share this with your friends, family and colleagues as every vote matters to us!

Thank-you for your support and for your votes.

Landbeach Tithe Barn Outdoor Gym! Saturday 10 November

Get active and involved on Saturday 10th November between 10am and 1pm and help us tidy the hedge and grass track to the Landbeach Tithe Barn. The session will be led by our very own Landscape Architect and Horticulturalist. Wear sturdy shoes, gloves and warm clothing. The Barn will be open for those who’d like to take a peek too.

Free entry to all our events, but donations welcome towards the restoration of the Barn.

The entrance gate to the Tithe Barn is opposite 2 Waterbeach Road, Landbeach CB25 9FA and it is a nice walk along the Common to the barn.

For more information about the Tithe Barn visit our website

Landbeach Tithe Barn Outdoor Gym

Landbeach Tithe Barn Trust awarded £12k

Tithe Barn Trust awarded £12k

The Tithe Barn Trust is delighted to announce that we’ve been awarded grants of £6,000 from the Architectural Heritage Fund and another £6,000 in match funding by the Pilgrim Trust.

Gemma O’Shea, Chair of Trustees, says “This is fantastic news and means a lot to the Tithe Barn Trust, as we’re a small charity and not-for profit volunteer group committed to saving the unique Tithe Barn, in Landbeach near Cambridge, for everyone to enjoy. We’re going to use these grants to appoint a Fundraiser and Business Case Developer. This essential funding will be the enabler we need to help us reach our target of £260,000 to restore the special Grade II listed timber-framed Tithe Barn. The public have been incredibly generous and donated over £60,000 already, but we still need to raise more. Our thanks go to the Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) and the Pilgrim Trust.”

The AHF is a charity working to promote the conservation and sustainable re-use of historic buildings for the benefit of communities across the UK. The Pilgrim Trust aims to preserve and promote Britain’s historical and intellectual assets and to provide assistance to vulnerable members of society.

Tithe Barns are increasingly rare in the UK and this is the only remaining one in Cambridgeshire in its original condition with thatched roof, timber frame, timber granary and brick threshing floor. Experts believe the barn dates to the medieval period.

Sadly the barn is in a state of disrepair and unless we act now we could lose this national treasure.

The following picture is from Shakespear at the Tithe Barn.

People watching Shakespear performance at the Tithe Barn

4 Ways YOU can get involved;

  1. Donate today at www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/TitheBarnTrust
  2. Become a Friend. Visit www.tithebarntrust.org.uk/become-a-member/
  1. Volunteer or become a Trustee. Email tithebarntrust@gmail.com to find out more.
  2. Come along to one of next events at the Tithe Barn –

Apple Gifting – Sunday 21st October, 11am-3pm
Begin your own apple gifting tradition. Get hands-on and decorate an apple. In the past these were offered around the community as a sign of friendship, good health and good luck.

Outdoor Gym – Saturday 10th November, 10am-1pm
Get active and involved and help us tidy the hedge and grass track to the Tithe Barn. The barn will be open to visit too.

Carols at the barn – Saturday 8th December, 2.30pm
Start your festive season with Carol singing and enjoy mulled wine or fruit juice and mince pies. Wrap up well.

 

Holiday Fun at the Tithe Barn | Sunday 26 August

FREE Holiday Fun at Landbeach Tithe Barn on Sunday 26th August from 1pm to 4pm

The unique medieval Landbeach Tithe Barn will be opening its doors for you to play traditional style games. Try your hand at Quoits, Merrills, Field Skittles and Cup and Ball. Listen to storytelling or dress up. Perfect for all the family. Refreshments available.

Free entry, but donations welcome towards the restoration of the Tithe Barn.

Landbeach Tithe Barn Holiday FunFind out more at www.tithebarntrust.org.uk

You will find the Tithe Barn gate entrance opposite No. 2 Waterbeach Road, Landbeach, CB25 9FA. A short walk along the uneven grassed track to the Barn.

Worts Meadow Landbeach BioBlitz -Friday 13 and Saturday 14 July

Become a wildlife explorer for a day and discover what’s living right on your doorstep by joining in Worts Meadow Local Nature Reserve BioBlitz. Our team of experienced naturalists and wildlife watchers need your help to find and identify as many different species of birds, bugs, plants and beasties as we can before the clock runs out. Just like a real scientific expedition, everything we find will be documented and passed on to local and national databases that monitor our local wildlife.

Worts Meadow Landbeach BioBlitzWith interactive activities for kids, grown-ups, beginners and experts alike there is something for everyone at a BioBlitz. Organised by Friends of Worts Meadow all ages and abilities are welcome. Activities are free and no booking is required.

FRIDAY July 13th – Meet at Landbeach Village Hall car park
8.30pm Bat Walk with detectors
10.00pm Setting out moth traps

 

SATURDAY July 14th – Meet Information Point (IP) in Worts Meadow (Cockfen Lane) or in Landbeach Village Hall (VH).
7.00am Dawn Chorus bird walk (IP)
8.00am Moth trap emptying & ID (VH)
10.00am Bugs, beetles and butterflies (IP)
11.00am Pond dipping (IP)
All Day— Pond life magnified (VH)
13.00pm Flowers and other plants (IP)
14.30pm Tree leaf hunt (IP)
All day—Wildlife cryptic clue treasure hunt (VH)

Full details from frances.dipper@sustenergy.co.uk

Worts Meadow LandbeachLocation: Worts Meadow Local Nature Reserve, Cockfen Lane Landbeach, CB25 9FG – grid reference: TL474 650

 

Shakespeare at the Landbeach Tithe Barn | A Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

Shakespeare’s most popular comedy ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is coming to the Landbeach Tithe Barn for your enjoyment on Thursday 14 June from 6.30pm to 7.15pm. A reduced Shakespeare play performed by the Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts (CSVPA). Staged with the stunning backdrop of a unique medieval Tithe Barn. FREE admission, but donations welcome towards the restoration of the Landbeach Tithe Barn.

Landbeach Tithe Barn A Midsummer Night's DreamRachel Ellis, Head of Drama at CSVPA, says “The Tithe Barn is such a wonderful piece of history and I am thrilled at the chance of our students being able to perform in it. The students on our performing arts courses at CSVPA undertake training in both classical and contemporary acting. Their June performance is a reduced Shakespeare play especially edited for a small cast, each actor playing multiple roles. It is a lot of fun! The barn is a vital piece of local history and I feel strongly that it is a gift to be able to share the local cultural heritage of such places with our very international cohort of students. We have students from Cambridgeshire but also as far afield as China, Russia and South America on our courses. We wanted to show our full support for the Tithe Barn Trust’s campaign to restore the barn.”

The Tithe Barn Trust believes the medieval Tithe Barn, with thatched roof, brick threshing floor and timber granary, to be unique to Cambridgeshire and even of national significance. It is one of the few Tithe Barns in the country still standing next to its medieval rectory. Over 90% of Tithe Barns in the UK have been converted and their historic features are being lost forever. Sadly, the Landbeach Tithe Barn is in a poor condition and deteriorating.

The Tithe Barn Trust aims to save and sympathetically restore the Grade II Listed Tithe Barn for everyone to enjoy, but we need you to help us. We estimate we’ll need 5 tonnes of locally sourced hand drawn Longstraw to rethatch the roof and the timber frame needs strengthening too. You can sponsor a sheaf at https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/TitheBarnTrust

3 Ways YOU can get involved:

  1. Make a donation today
  2. Become a Friend. Visit the website
  3. Volunteer. Email tithebarntrust@gmail.com to find out more.

Find us at www.tithebarntrust.org.uk

The Tithe Barn Trust is a small charity and not-for profit volunteer group committed to saving and sympathetically restoring the Tithe Barn, in Landbeach near Cambridge, for everyone to enjoy. Key to the Tithe Barn Trust’s charitable aim is maximising public access to the Tithe Barn and education. We want to ensure that the Tithe Barn has a vibrant and sustainable future.

 

 

Waterbeach Feast Saturday 9th June 2018

 

Waterbeach Community Association are once again organising the Waterbeach Feast on Saturday 9th June.

This annual event starts with a grand parade of floats around the village, mostly entered by local groups and organisations. The afternoon entertainment then continues with a variety of stalls and side shows on the Village Green and some exciting events and displays in the arena. Feast Day is always a wonderful village event with everyone turning out to make it enjoyable for both villagers and visitors.

Waterbeach Feast 2018The theme is “Something beginning with L …

Once again it’s time to put on those thinking caps and come up with ideas to decorate your stalls and float for Feast Day. This year’s theme will be ‘Something beginning with L …….’ The parade will leave the school as usual at 2pm and make its procession around the village. We’re hoping to see many floats, walking groups and individuals to make a spectacular and colourful parade.

Feast Parade

The parade is FREE to enter – there are four categories: Infant, Junior, Adult and Friends & Family – and it is open to groups, clubs, families and individuals. Just dress up and join in the fun. You can find all the forms needed to join in the activities on the Waterbeach Feast website

Waterbeach Feast Facebook Page

Visit the Waterbeach Feast Facebook page for the latest information

To ensure the success of the Feast Day we need your help. We need assistance in the organisation of the day and to help set up in the morning and clear away at the end of day. We also need people to volunteer to be marshals and walk alongside the parade as it makes its procession around the village. If you would like to help please contact Jacqui Rabbett on 01223 860993

 

 

 

FREE Events at Landbeach Tithe Barn

Have you visited the beautiful timber frame Landbeach Tithe Barn yet? Well now’s your chance as Landbeach Tithe Barn have a full programme of FREE events planned for 2018, so come along and support your local charity and not-for-profit volunteer group committed to saving the Landbeach Tithe Barn for everyone to enjoy. Events range from Shakespeare to Storytelling, so there really is something for everyone.

Click here to view our 2018 Events

Tithe Barn Events

I-Spy the barn’s wildlife & Grow your own
Sunday 8 April 2pm – 5pm
Families can spot the barn’s wildlife and claim a prize. Then sow seeds to take home and grow your own veg for our July competition.

Annual General Meeting
Thursday 3 May 7pm – 8.30pm
Meet the Landbeach Tithe Barn Trust volunteer team. Plus eminent guest speaker, David Grech, gives his illustrated talk Head to Head – a walk across England to explore its vernacular architecture

Tithe Barn Theatre
Thursday 14 June 6.30pm
Shakespeare performed by the Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts.

Old Enemies; Auld Alliances – Concert
Saturday 16 June 7pm – 9pm
Duo Robin Irvine and Jennifer Bastable play Music for lute and voices from Scotland, England and France.

Summer fruit & veg competition
Saturday 28 July 1pm – 4.30pm
Enter your prize-winning summer fruit and veg. Categories include Best Ugly Veg.

Holiday Fun
Sunday 26 August 1pm – 4pm
Storytelling, I-Spy, dressing up and traditional games for all the family.

How to find the Tithe Barn
Gate entrance is opposite No 2 Waterbeach Road, Landbeach, Cambridge, CB25 9FA. Walk along the grassed track by the hedge. Free road parking or no.9 stagecoach bus stops near Cockfen Lane.

The Landbeach Tithe Barn Trust believes the medieval Tithe barn, with thatched roof, brick threshing floor and timber granary, to be unique to Cambridgeshire and even of national significance. It is one of the few Tithe Barns in the country still standing next to its medieval rectory. Over 90% of Tithe Barns in the UK have been converted and their historic features are being lost forever. Sadly, the Landbeach Tithe Barn is in a poor condition and deteriorating.

You can help our restoration quest by sponsoring a sheaf for as little as £5 at www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/TitheBarnTrust

You can follow the Tithe Barn Trust on Twitter @TBarnT , or Instagram @tithebarntrust , like us on Facebook FriendsofLandbeachTitheBarn or visit www.tithebarntrust.org.uk to find out more about the Tithe Barn Trust and our events.

 

 

Treasurer Vacancy Landbeach Tithe Barn Trust

Looking to volunteer? If you have experience of financial control and budgeting, an eye for detail and lots of enthusiasm then the Landbeach Tithe Barn Trust are keen to hear from you. You will have the chance to make a real difference to a friendly and supportive charity at a time of significant development.

To find out more contact Gemma O’Shea on 07986 717958 or email tithebarntrust@gmail.com

You can find out more about the work of the Landbeach Tithe Barn Trust on our website www.tithebarntrust.org.uk 

Follow us on Twitter @TBarnT , or Instagram @tithebarntrust , like us on Facebook FriendsofLandbeachTitheBarn

Waterbeach Waste Incinerator – Public meetings

Waterbeach Waste Incinerator – Amey is proposing to develop a new waste treatment facility at its Waterbeach Waste Management Park in Cambridgeshire.

A planning application has been submitted for the proposed facility, which would use waste from households and businesses to create electricity, heat or a mix of both – generating enough electricity to power the equivalent of 63,000 homes.

It would signify a £200million investment by Amey at Waterbeach, as well as create over 300 jobs during construction and operational phases.

Waterbeach Waste IncineratorAmey will be holding information sessions for local residents on March 19 and 20 in Landbeach, Cottenham and Waterbeach. You can meet the Amey team to answer your questions and find out more about the proposals to create energy from waste. The drop-in sessions will take place on:

Landbeach – Monday 19 March, 12pm-4pm at Landbeach Village Hall, Green End, Landbeach, CB25 9FD

Cottenham – Monday 19 March, 5.30pm-9pm at the Coffee Shop, Cottenham Community Centre, High Street, Cottenham, CB24 8RZ

Waterbeach – Tuesday 20 March, 12pm-9pm at the Church Room, St John’s Church, Station Road, Waterbeach, Cambridge, CB25 9HR

There’s no need to register to attend, just drop by. The three events give residents an opportunity to meet the Amey team and directly ask any questions they have about their proposals.

In addition to the above events, a public meeting is also being held in Waterbeach on 20 March organised by Cambridge Without Incineration a group to bring people together who are concerned about the waste incinerator plan submitted by Amey for the Cambridge area.

Cottenham Summer School

Discover and explore your creative talents at Cottenham Summer School! Spend some quality time learning a new skill or expanding the skills you already have in Arts, Crafts, Music and Walking. You’ll find some inspiring new choices as well as our old favourites listed for July 2018.

Summer School bookings are now being taken so please do get in touch to book your place – popular courses fill up very quickly! Courses run for 1 to 5 days and include Textiles, Drawing, Painting, Glass, Flowers, Weaving, Crafts, Cookery, Music, Walking and more. Take a look at the full programme. The brochure is available from Cottenham Village College or contact community@cvcweb.net, phone 01954 288751 or visit our website

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