NHW Meeting Agenda 19th Dec @ 7pm

We receive update Policing Reports, we also have a monthly update of our Neighbourhood Policing Team, with ‘some’ of the issues they have been dealing with.

For a vast aray of information vistit Whittlesey & District Neighbourhood Watch Website:

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Whittlesey Mud Walls Group – Highly Commended

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Whittlesey Misses Out Yet Again – Not So Good News

When Drink Driving is at an almost high statistically – The Police are ‘trying’ to help with initiatives – see below – Pity that NOT ONE Whittlesey Establishment has signed up….
My favourite local eatery and pub ‘The Admiral Wells’ @ Holme has done so – Thanks

0800 032 0845 is available 24/7, and gives people the chance to supply the police with information to help reduce the number of drink or drug drivers on our roads.

More than 45 pubs and venues across Cambridgeshire have signed up to support our campaign to crackdown on drink drivers this month.

As part of the campaign we’re promoting the ‘I’m DES’ scheme where participating venues give free draught soft drinks to designated drivers.
The initiative, led by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Road Safety Partnership (CPRSP), will aim to reduce the number of road traffic collisions caused by drink driving during the festive period.

A total of 46 venues have signed up to the scheme this year – more than triple the number of venues compared to last year.
To participate in the scheme, which runs throughout December, people need to let staff in participating venues know they are the designated driver and ask for an ‘I’m DES’ wristband from a member of staff.
Jon Morris, casualty reduction officer at Cambridgeshire Constabulary, said: “We’re pleased to see so many pubs and venues supporting the ‘I’m DES’ campaign this year.

“We would encourage people to take advantage of the scheme and help us make the roads of Cambridgeshire safer for everyone.
“Even a small amount of alcohol can affect your driving ability. We advise if you’re drinking, even if you have just one drink, arrange another way of getting home.”

Jon added that it takes a lot longer than most people think for alcohol to pass through the body and because of this, there is a real risk people who would not dream of driving after drinking may still be unknowingly over the limit the morning after.
He said: “This includes people going about their everyday activities such as driving to work, doing the school run, popping to the shops or going to see friends.
“Please do not gamble with your life and be aware of the danger you pose by getting behind the wheel while under the influence. It’s really not worth the risk.”

To enforce the campaign, officers across the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit (RPU) will be conducting additional stop-checks throughout December to combat drink and drug drivers.

Ray Bisby, acting Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire and chair of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Road Safety Partnership, said: “Christmas is a very important and busy time of year where we all get together to catch up and celebrate the festive season.
“We want to ensure people across the county are able to enjoy their festive celebrations safely and think about how they are getting home without putting themselves or others at risk.
“Be sure to choose a designated driver and, if you are that designated driver, let the bar staff know to claim a wristband and free draught soft drinks.

“These simple actions can help keep Cambridgeshire’s roads safe during the festive season.”

Officers are also urging members of the public to report drink or drug driving via the dedicated, confidential hotline.

The hotline: 0800 032 0845 is available 24/7, and gives people the chance to supply the police with information to help reduce the number of drink or drug drivers on our roads.

For more information about drink or drug driving, the law and the dangers it can cause, visit www.cambs.police.uk/drinkdrugdriving

A full list of participating venues is below:


  • Ballare, Cambridge
  • Hidden Rooms, Cambridge
  • La Raza, Cambridge
  • Tabouche, Cambridge
  • Revolution, Cambridge
  • Lola Lo, Cambridge
  • The Anchor, Cambridge
  • The Granta, Cambridge
  • Fez Club, Cambridge
  • Vinyl, Cambridge
  • Novi, Cambridge
  • Sir Isaac Newton, Cambridge
  • The Alexandra Arms, Cambridge
  • The Portland Arms, Cambridge

South Cambridgeshire

  • The Hub Community Centre, Great Cambourne
  • Willingham Social Club, Willingham
  • The Chequers, Pampisford

East Cambridgeshire

  • The Fox, Burwell
  • The Shed, Lode
  • The Beeches Community Centre, Isleham, Ely
  • Habis Café Bar and Restaurant, Littleport
  • Ely City Golf Club, Ely
  • Ye Olde School Bell, Little Downham
  • The Bell, Kennett, Newmarket


  • The Greystones, Sawtry, Huntingdon
  • The Pig N Falcon, St Neots
  • The Eltisley, Eltisley, St Neots
  • The Axe and Compass, Hemingford Abbots, Huntingdon
  • Samuel Pepys pub, Huntingdon
  • The Lounge, St Ives
  • Cromwells, Huntingdon


  • GER Sports Club, March
  • The Angel Inn, Wisbech
  • The King’s Head, Wisbech
  • The Three Tuns, Wisbech
  • The Red Lion, March
  • The Ship Inn, March
  • Cassanos, March


  • The Admiral Wells, Peterborough
  • The Solstice, Peterborough
  • Embassy Flares Red Room, Peterborough
  • Great Northern Hotel, Peterborough
  • Samms, Peterborough
  • Lightbox, Peterborough
  • Brewery Tap, Peterborough
  • Angels, Peterborough

Thank you, 
Corporate Communications


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Golden Age Fair – Whittlesey – Ivy Leaf Club – Mon – 09th Dec

There is a Golden Age Fair being held at the Ivy Leaf Club next
Monday 9th December. 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

This event aims to provide advice and support to the over 60s all under one roof, and also give people an opportunity to meet new friends. Golden Age Fairs allow older residents, particularly those in our rural villages, to receive important information, help and guidance on a wide range of issues. 
If you have anyone in your area that could benefit from this please pass the message on. Its free to drop in.

Our Golden Age Fairs provide information, advice and guidance for the over 60s in Fenland

golden age fair

What are the Golden Age Fairs?

The Golden Age Fairs are events that are primarily aimed at the older members of our communities, usually 60 years and over, as well as their family/carers/friends. They bring together a range of service providers to their potential service users in one location, giving older people access to information, advice and guidance they may not have previously been aware of, or know how to access.

How often do the Fairs take place?

There are four Fairs held every year across Fenland, visiting many of the smaller villages as well as the market towns.

Where are the Fairs located?

The Fairs are usually held in the local village hall or community centre. In the towns, they may also be held in other community venues depending on the size of the space available.

Who can attend the Fairs?

Everyone! While the Fairs are primarily for Fenland residents who are over 60, we also recognise that younger family members/carers or friends will benefit from being aware of the services available and how to access them when or if the need arises.

How much does it cost to get in to the Fairs?

Nothing! Entry to the Golden Age Fairs is completely free. And not only is entry free, there is also free tea/coffee/squash and cakes and biscuits available throughout the duration of the event. And if that still isn’t enough, everyone who comes to the Fairs is given a free canvas shopping bag and pen on entry and many of the partners who support the Fairs also have freebies to give away such as key rings, trolley tokens etc.

Which partners attend the Fairs?

There are over 50 partners who work with the Golden Age Team with between 20-30 attending the Fairs on a regular basis depending on the location within the District and the size of the venue. There are many national voluntary organisations involved, as well as more local and/or specialised service providers.

  • Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service – offering a free electric blanket exchange programme as well as home fire safety advice
  • Cambridgeshire Constabulary – advice on personal, property and financial safety
  • Cambridgeshire County Council Community Protection Team – scam awareness advice
  • The Royal British Legion – range of support for retired armed forces personnel
  • Age UK – Information, advice and guidance on a range of topics
  • Cam Sight – Local charity for the blind
  • Alzheimer’s Society – Information, advice and guidance for those with dementia and their families/carers/friends
  • Active Fenland – Free taster sessions for sports and exercise groups
  • Careline & Care and Repair service – adaptations, mobility and independence aids
  • Cambridgeshire Library Service – educational activities, outreach services
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS trust – medicine advice, patient liaison

What is the Fenland Ferret?

The Fenland Ferret is a computer programme that ferrets out unclaimed benefits. Since the start of the Golden Age Fairs in 2003, the Ferret has identified over £800,000 in unclaimed benefits for older people in Fenland. Those benefits have made a genuine difference to our residents but they would have remained unclaimed if the individuals hadn’t attended the Fair and met with the skilled customer services advisor in confidence to discuss their financial situation.

For more information on Golden Age, please email goldenage@fenland.gov.uk
or call 01354 654321 and ask to speak to a member of the Community Support Team.

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Secure Community Funding – Need Money Here It Is….

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Update On Santa Train Time-Table

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Planned Roadworks – Whittlesey

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More Traffic Problems – Accidents…

West End Whittlesey ealier this morning with a three vehicle accident caused the road (A605) to be closed whilst vehicles recovered, this a very busy time when many are going to work. Fortunately the North Bank is open….

With further issues further along at Cardea where there are ongoing roadworks for the next two weeks…..
Leave early is the only answer – but maybe everyone will be doing that..!

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Here Comes The Santa Train….

Santa Train Hereward CRP DR Poster
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Something For Young People In Whittlesey

See article below – Young Techie’s may get experience in the basics of ‘The Entertainment World’ – They are looking for support  – If you have any questions or think you maybe able to help or assist in any way, please either contact your local councillor or The Clerk at WTC


Young Techs
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