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.

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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Cottenham Fun Run 2018 – Saturday 5 May

 

The popular Cottenham Fun Run is here again on Saturday 5th May 2018 with all proceeds going to the Cambridgeshire branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Once again we are indebted to Malary Ltd waste recycling solutions for their ever generous support and sponsorship and would also like to thank Cottenham Parish Council for their kind donation of £250.

This annual event, organised by Martyn Leeks on behalf of the Fen Edge Community Association, has both a senior and junior run. Registration for both races starts on the day at Cottenham Village College from 9am or register online here.

Age categories and cost of entry are: Primary girl and boy (£3); Village College girl and boy (£4); Adult male and female (£6); Veterans (50+) male and female (£6).

The Junior Run starts at 10am and takes place around Cottenham Village College playing fields, a distance of about a mile. All Junior Run competitors must be accompanied by an adult.

The 7k race starts at 10.45am, from the playing fields, and takes a well-marshalled route through and around Cottenham village. Full details on @CottenhamFunRun and Facebook Cottenham 7K Run.

If you would like to volunteer as a race marshal please contact funrun@fenedge.co.uk

For those who are watching and waiting, there will be a Morning Market on site with over 20 stalls.

All proceeds, after costs, will be donated to the Cambridgeshire branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association

Get involved and register for the Cottenham Fun Run Saturday 5 May 2018 now by visiting our Cottenham Fun Run registration page.

Fitsteps – Fitness that’s Strictly Fun – Cottenham Community Centre

Dance yourself fit in this ‘FAB-U-LOUS’ exercise class that combines ballroom and Latin with an aerobic workout. Every Tuesday at Cottenham Community Centre from 20.15 to 21.00. £4 per class – No Booking necessary. First Class on Tuesday 13th February. No need to book a place. Contactless payment available. For more information contact Lisa Armitage – see poster for contact details. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Adult Dance Classes at Cottenham Community Centre

Do you have a passion for dance, or have you always wanted to learn? Or, is your dancing limited to the occasional wedding? Whether you are a complete beginner or you have been dancing for years, if you want to join a class that is welcoming, fun and a great way to keep fit then come along to AllDance. Each class is pay as you go, so no commitment necessary.

AllDance believes that everyone has the ability to dance, and to enjoy dancing! Exploring a range of styles, this class will be shaped by those who attend and what they want to learn.
We pride ourselves on a warm and inviting atmosphere, almost everyone is a beginner so it is incredibly accessible. We tailor the class to each couple/individual so you can go at your own pace. Each week is a different style and classes are always drop in, so no commitment needed.

Adult Dance Classes Cottenham Community Centre start on Wednesday 10 January 2018 and then weekly every Wednesday at Cottenham Community Centre Studio, High Street Cottenham from 7-8pm. No class on Wednesday 7 February 2018

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Cottenham Village College supports Landbeach Tithe Barn

Have you spotted the sheaf of longstraw yet? As part of their ‘Sponsor a Sheaf’ campaign, the Landbeach Tithe Barn Trust, a small charity and volunteer not-for profit group, are sending a sheaf of longstraw to different locations around Cambridgeshire until they raise enough to re-thatch and restore the Tithe Barn in Landbeach, near Cambridge.

This week Cottenham Village College students and staff showed their support for the Lanbeach Tithe Barn project. Helen Cassady, Cottenham Village College Principal, says “I believe the Landbeach Tithe Barn is an important part of our local history. We are proud to support the project and to look forward to experiencing the barn in its former medieval glory.”

Cottenham Village College supports Landbeach Tithe Barn


Cottenham Village College students with their Principal, Helen Cassady, and Vice Principal, Joy Hadley, with the Landbeach Tithe Barn sheaf of longstraw

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. The public can help by sponsoring a sheaf for as little as £5

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.

Key to the Tithe Barn Trust’s charitable aim is maximising public access to the Tithe Barn, once restored, and education. We want to ensure that the Tithe Barn has a vibrant and sustainable future.

On Saturday 10th February from 10am – 1pm volunteer and get active and involved at our ‘Outdoor gym’ and help us tidy the hedge and grass track to the Tithe Barn. The barn will be open to visit too.

Pencil Sunday 8 April in your diary too for our ‘I-Spy the barn’s wildlife & Grow your own’ event from 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.

Follow the Tithe Barn Trust on Twitter @TBarnT and like us on Facebook to keep updated about our events and to find out where the sheaf of longstraw will be next week.

3 Ways YOU can get involved;

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

Find us at www.tithebarntrust.org.uk

Fen Edge Footpath Group – 2018 Walks

All are welcome to join our walks in 2018 and find out more about our activities. There is no charge. Please note the details in your diary and it would be very helpful if you can confirm your participation with the Walk Leader at least one week before the date – walk details may have changed and we want to ensure that you ‘will never walk alone’. For more information about all walks visit Fen Edge Footpath Group or email the contact shown at fenedge.footpathgroup@gmail.com

Saturday 20 January
Rampton Circular – A brisk winter morning walk of about 7 miles. Meet at the Cottenham High Street junction with Broad lane for a prompt 9:30 am start (finish about 1 pm)
Contact: Jasper/Janet

Saturday 17 February
A circular walk from Horningsea to Lode Mill of about 6 or 7 miles.
Contact: Pauline or Krys

Saturday 17 March
Walking on water: An 8.5 mile (7 miles version possible if needed) figure-of-8 walk exploring the Hanson-RSPB Ouse Fen wetlands. Waterproof footwear and windproof clothing will be essential and walking poles are recommended. Please bring a packed lunch. Meet 10am at RSPB Needingworth Car Park – TL348 727. If lifts are needed meeting by request at CVC at 9.30am
Contact: Claire/Chris G. between 13 and 15 March 2018 preferably.

Saturday 28 April
A walk of about 8 to 10 miles covering the villages of Cambourne, Bourne, Caxton and possibly Longstowe taking in the Nature reserve and Bourne Brook. Please bring picnic. Meet at CVC or start point at time and place T.B.C. Full details to follow.
Contact: Janet/Eileen (01954 250485)

Friday 11 May – Sunday 13 May
A walking weekend at Ilam YHA Peak District.
Contact: David

Saturday 9 June  Fen Edge Footpath Group
TBC
Contact: Roger

Saturday 7 July
TBC
Contact: Vicky/David

Monday 23 July to Friday 27 July
Cottenham Village College – Summer School
Noughty but Nice
Did you know the Meridian Line passes through Cambridgeshire? Join us for walks following the footpaths in Cambridgeshire, some crossing the Meridian Line. Walks range from between 8 and 11 miles each day. A full list of the walks will be available on enrolment. 4 Days (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday), 9.30am – 4pm, £44 for 4 days (or £11 per day)
Contact: Chris & Claire or CVC (01954 288751) to enrol

Saturday 15 September
An 8 mile walk from Guilden Morden to Ashwell. See the source of the Rhee also free entry to Ashwell Museum may be possible. Pub lunch available. Meet 9.30am at CVC or 10.30am in the car park at the former Three Tuns pub, Guilden Morden TL278 435 SG8 0JP (to be confirmed) Early booking would be appreciated by Edward and the Pub.
Contact: Edward

Friday 12 October to Sunday 14 October
A walking weekend possibly in the Cotswolds
Contact: David

Saturday 20 October
A 9-10 mile walk. Abbots Ripton OS Explorer Map 225, Ref. 231781. Meet Abbots Ripton at 10.00am. A14 North T/R A141 Huntingdon T/L Abbots Ripton, go past the post office, on right T/R for Winnington parking on right by school, 100 yds. Bring packed lunch.
Contact: Ray

Saturday 17 November
A 6 mile walk from Woodditton
Contact: Richard/Jane

Tuesday 26 December
Our traditional Boxing Day ‘Holly Walk’. About 3/4 miles. Meet at junction Cottenham High Street/Broad Lane @ 10.30am. All welcome. No need to book.