Winner 0f £25:00 to your Charity

I am pleased to say that there is a winner – who will visit me in the next few days for a hand over of a charity cheque.
The answer to where I was standing – Portland Bill (Lighthouse)

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FIFA World Cup 2018 Ticket Alert

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place from 14th June – 15th July 2018.  The worldwide demand for match tickets is expected to be significant.
Action Fraud have been alerted to several websites which are offering World Cup Tickets for sale, some at highly inflated prices.
A FIFA spokesperson said:“FIFA regards the illicit sale and distribution of tickets as a very serious issue and it has been reminding all football fans that is the only official and legitimate website on which to buy 2018 FIFA World Cup tickets.”
“FIFA has received various complaints and enquiries by customers of non-authorised ticket sales platforms, and has consistently confirmed that these companies cannot guarantee access to the stadiums as the respective tickets may be cancelled. Insofar customers are at risk of investing a high amount of money (also for travelling and accommodation) without having the certainty to actually be able to attend the matches.”

FIFA have also warned that “any tickets obtained from any other source, such as ticket brokers, internet auctions or unofficial ticket exchange platforms, will be automatically rendered void and invalid”.
Action Fraud received over six hundred reports and intelligence submissions in relation to the previous World Cup so it’s vital that football fans exercise caution when considering a purchase or making a transaction.

Protect yourself:

• Don’t take the risk. Tickets for the World Cup 2018 can only be purchased directly from FIFA. For more information, please visit

• A FAN ID is required for fans to be able to enter the 2018 FIFA World Cup stadiums. Exercise caution if using a third party to obtain your FAN ID for you. You may be charged inflated costs for the service and your personal details may be compromised. For more information, please visit

• Visit the Take Five website for the latest guidance on how to avoid becoming a victim of fraud.

• For useful advice and information on the World Cup please visit the Government Guidance Pages;


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Back in Time – A Night of Nostalgia

Taking me back to the wonderful 60’s, last night Connie & I was at the Bournemouth International Convention Centre to see ‘Roy Orbison’ – now us oldies know that Roy O died in 1988 – But last night – ‘Holographic – In Dreams’ was a real blow-away – the re-incarnation was truly phenomenal – we had 2nd row seats and sound and vision truly lifelike – so much so it was somewhat surreal.

A full medley of the Big ‘O’s hit from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s with a song from the Travelling Wilbury’s.
Of course the nostalgia takes me back when I saw Roy Orbison at the Embassy Theatre in or around 1965 – All groups of the 60’s played city venues and The Beatles played twice in Peterborough and ‘almost’ came to Whittlesey had the date not clashed with another event at Ramsey.
There was The ‘Palais’ and The Corn Exchange where other ‘live’
music events took place, and Peter Baxter was a regular at these venues and has a great memory for these events.










Roy G – In 1965                             Roy O – 1965                                   Roy G – Last Night !!

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Win £25:00 to your Charity

I’ll donate £25:00 to the first person who informs me of where I am….to their chosen charity… contact details are on the top toolbar….

Pretty expensive sandwich and coffee for two people….but on a nice warm spring day – who’s complaining….

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Good Public Engagement – Whittlesea Railway Consultation

I think the weather helped somewhat – a good number of Whittlesey and area people had an opportunity to engage with the Hereward Community Partnership – asking residents of their thoughts on bettering both the Railway Station and the frequency of trains that could be better.
All this has been done to an extent previously, but since there hasn’t been any giant leap forward it doesn’t do any damage to try it again I suppose.
I will be attending the 28th April consultation at WTC Offices Grosvenor House.

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Some Success – Church Street / Ramsey Road Parking

After my very assertive conversation with senior police officer(s) at Hinchingbrooke this week and e-mails to our Neighbourhood Sergeant, plus a element of Town Council contact (the e-mail they received remained a ‘secret’ to them and was not forwarded to any other interested individuals or groups – more on these ‘secrets’ later).

Our PCSO’s have informed me that they are and will be checking on Church Street/Ramsey Road  when they have resource time to do so, which has already happened I am pleased to say.
I also have checked with the constabulary that here in Fenland – PCSO’s do indeed have the powers to ticket illegally parked vehicles.
In Peterborough and Cambridge where they have ‘Civil Enforcement Officers’ the Police would not normally carry out any parking issues/enforcement.
More coming on this a day or so….

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Fly-Tipping Lattersey – Removed Thanks to RB

The (3) parcels of Fly-Tipping as reported below, has now all been removed by FDC’s rapid response team – many thanks to RB who reports Fly-Tipping when-ever he comes across it.
Naturally if you witness anyone Fly-Tipping – please do NOT engage with these people, if you can get details of their vehicle, and a description of these criminals who dump this rubbish, report it to Fenland District Council with the location – they will deal with it.

We now wait and see how long it is before some more arrives – remember this is costing you/me/the ratepayer a considerable amount of money.

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Stop/Start Traffic @ A605 Kings Dyke

Little or no delays experienced as work being carried out at night -time.
Here’s what was in place last night (Tuesday).





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Still Parking Illegally on Church Street

I will carry on reporting of this and other vehicles – who insist they can park on the ‘new’ double yellow lines / Church Street – this vehicle a ‘Nissan’ I now have good photographs of with it’s registration – I will carry on reporting to the Police, until someone takes ownership of enforcement – the whole idea of campaigning for years for this enhancement to be carried out was make it safer for everyone using the road.
Stop parking here please, walk a few years and park legally.

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Low Life still Fly-Tipping

Once a pile of fly-tipping takes place, it sometimes happens that more gets added too it.
As of yesterday the first batch of fly-tipped material at Lattersey Hill/Benwick Road had not been removed, and now some more has been added, BB informs me that he has reported the latest to FDC….

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