Another Excellent Talk About Whittlesey/Villages 1950’/60’s

There was 8 interested in a very good presentation by Maureen Watson about Whittlesey (Whittlesea) and our villages during the 59’/60’s
Another session at The Eastrea Centre next Tuesday 14:30 (Free)

  • War Memorial

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Neighbours Report a Suspicious Van

A suspicious van has been doing the rounds in Farcet – and maybe heading our way.
White Ford Transit Van Reg HV11 – checks reveal the van has NO MOT….
If you see this van in Whittlesey please let me know….

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You are invited to find out more about your local hospitals

Members of the public are invited to attend the first Annual Public Meeting of North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust to find out more about how their local hospitals are run.

The Trust was formed on 1 April 2017 following the merger of Hinchingbrooke Health Care Trust and Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The Annual Public Meeting for the new Trust will look back on the first year of operation and the achievements of staff in that period. The meeting will be held in the Partnership Suite at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, at 5:30pm on Thursday 19 July 2018.

Members of the public are welcome to participate in the meeting by posing questions to the Trust’s directors and governors.

To register your attendance, and to let us know of any special requirements, please call 01733 678024 or email


  • Refreshments will be available before the meeting.
  • A copy of the 2017-18 Annual Report and Accounts will be available for attendees to take away.
  • To read the agenda for the meeting click here


RG – Unfortunately I have another commitment and am unable to attend this meeting.

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WTC Planning Meeting Agenda 16th July 2018

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Another Excellent Talk – Whittlesey / Coates / Eastrea

Another excellent talk being given by ‘local’ historian Maureen Watson, at the Eastrea Centre, Tuesday 17th July @ 14:30 for the next 6 weeks.
History on the Villages and Whittlesey.

FYI – I’ve a very good little booklet below for those who maybe unaware of ‘some’ of the history of Coates, I actually lived on South Green from 1952 to 1962 ‘Almost A Coates Boy’


Wheatley, S Bedford, F R Wheatley

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ps Maybe would be candidates for next years local elections would benefit from doing a bit of research on the area they are hoping to be elected for…..I doubt it.

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WTC Meeting Wednesday 11th July 2018 Part II

Disclaimer: These observations are not the ‘official’ minutes of the meeting, these are supplied by Whittlesey Town Council, normally (1) month following the meeting and can be viewed on their website.
Other Business:-

Kings Dyke Bridge – nothing much to report than was published last week on this site.
It is ‘hoped’ that a detailed plan and costing will be done by September.
Kings Delph Layby – meetings have taken place between various stakeholders in respect of the Layby being used at a toilet by those parked there.
No money to do anything permanently – but a Portable Toilet maybe installed and financed for 6 months initially.
New Council Offices – All progressing – No budget as such has been set or agreed, awaiting detailed plans and costings. Invitation to local contractors and businesses to tender for the work.
Gravel House Corner -A somewhat overly lengthy debate 30 minutes took place on applying for a 40mph on Gravel House Corner took place – more to follow on this.















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WTC – Councillors Attendance

I’ve been asked to clarify and give a better quality images of what I posted yesterday.
Councils have to publish records of Councillors attendance at official meetings.
In the case of Whittlesey Town Council these statistics became available on Tuesday.
To clarify the rules – if a Councillor misses 6 months of meetings without an excuse (illness for example) they declare themselves barred from office.
In the case of Whittlesey Councillor Steve Garrett although he has missed more than 6 months of ‘Full Council meetings’ he has attended ‘1’ meeting in February 2018
I still maintain this is an extremely poor attendance for a Councillor – and is an insult to the electorate he represents, going to meetings is a core requirement for Councillors, not only to make representations but to hear and listen to other issues.
When members of the public have attended more Council meetings than Councillors themselves is a very poor show indeed.
By the way – congratulations to those Councillors who attended 100% of their meetings…..
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WTC Meeting Wednesday 11th July 2018 Part I

Disclaimer: These observations are not the ‘official’ minutes of the meeting, these are supplied by Whittlesey Town Council, normally (1) month following the meeting and can be viewed on their website.
Agenda to this meeting was published on this site – 08th July
Present Councillors: Dorling, Mayor Windle, Miscandlon, Mason, Boden, Mrs Laws
+ County Councillor Connor.
Police Matters: Vistors on a boat were subjected to vandalism whist moored at the Manor/Bower which councillors were concerned about – the effects on tourism in our area.
Public Forum: Peter Baxter gave a short presentation on why a ‘Strategic Environmental Assessment’ has not been viewed or seen in the respect of the Kings Dyke Crossing.
he made it clear that he was NOT against a Bridge – but that all the correct procedures had taken place. Cllr Boden commented that not all planning applications of this type needed at SEA – but thanked Peter Baxter for highlighting his concerns – further investigations and answers required.

RG I asked our County Councillors present why after speaking about it last month, the lack of ‘Paint’ on all our zebra crossings had still not come about.
I then spoke on the subject of Councillors attendances – which is given below – that in the case of Cllr Garratt he had missed 8 consecutive full council meetings, many without any explanation – under The Local Government Act of 1972 if a Councillor misses 6 months of meeting he ceases to be a member of the authority – however in Cllr Garratts case he has attended ‘other’ meetings within the time frame. I said that by his extremely poor attendance, was an insult to the (his) electorate, a travesty to the Council and poor for democracy.

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So do YOU really think YOU will not be Scammed

‘Think’ I am pretty up to speed, being an electronics engineer who’s hobbies include web & website building, software and coding. ‘I’ receive on average 2 scam mails a week, even though my web provider filters most out before they get to me.
My antivirus, antimalware, and firewalls still these blighters get through.
These of course are the clever sophisticated ones – fortunately ‘I’ have never been ‘scammed’ or fell for the clever ones.
I’ve said before – there is ‘someone’ in Whittlesey who are scammed every day, be it door-to-door, be it telephone or be it web based.
Most of these people are too ashamed to admit they have fallen to the criminal and do not report the fact they have been robbed.
Here from yesterdays Scam Awareness session is a very good resource:
Available from Whittlesey Library / Learning Centre / Community Hub
The 47 page booklet (Free of charge) doesn’t contain ALL the answers but will equip most people with 99% of the information they need to be aware of.

You can also obtain copies by telephoning Cambs Community Protection Team on: 0345 045 5200


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Good Advice Given on Scam Awareness

A good delivery of basic to moderate knowledge given by Cambs County Council to an audience of 14 people who attended this mornings ‘Scam Awareness’ session at Whittlesey Library.
One of the points brought to our attention was that only around 5% of those who have been scammed – is actually reported, and this is costing the economy £Billions…..
It was a worthwhile session even for those who think they are scavey.

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