Charity Ball – In Memory of Hannah Overton

On Saturday evening Connie and I were privileged to be part of a fantastic organised fund raising event in memory of Hannah Overton, who passed away last December. Nearly 400 attended the ‘Black Tie’ Opal Charity Ball held at Springfields Conference Centre Spalding. The event was organised by her close friend Sarah Leuty and husband Calvin.

Whittlesey Lion’s – sponsored 4 tables.

It is hoped this event will raise in the region of £10,000 in support of: – Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, Bloodwise & Leicester Hospitals Charities Haematology Ward.

Dinner, Silent Auction, Live Auction and Music were very much enjoyed by all.

Hannah was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia in July of 2018. She lost the brave battle aged just 28. She was a prolific ‘Bowler’ and had been interim assistant head teacher at St Botoloph’s Church of England Primary School. Hannah was born and schooled in Whittlesey and attended Lincoln University.

Other fundraising by friends, colleagues and fellow bowlers for these 3 charities and also Cancer Research in memory of Hannah has already exceeded £20,000.

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Flood Warning Update – North Bank 16:46

North Bank Road alongside the River Nene, east of Peterborough and west of Dog-in-a-Doublet Sluice

Flooding is expected – immediate action required

Levels in the River Nene remains high following rainfall last week. During periods of high tide the river will be unable to discharge into the sea, resulting in tide lock conditions.

The next period of tide lock is Monday 11th November at 1930 hours. This is likely to lead to localised flooding at North Bank Road. It is expected that this Flood Warning will remain in force for at least the next 48 hours and this message will be updated on Tuesday 12th November. Whilst the Flood Warning is in force, the Local Authority will close North Bank Road. Diversionary routes will be put in place and further updates will be available through local media.

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Designated Driver Scheme

Residents are being urged to encourage their local pubs to sign up to a scheme supporting the force’s month-long campaign targeting drink drivers this December.

The ‘I’m DES’ scheme sees participating venues give free soft drinks to designated drivers.

The initiative, led by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Road Safety Partnership (CPRSP), aims to reduce the number of road traffic collisions caused by drink driving over the festive period.

Many licensed premises across Cambridgeshire successfully took part in the scheme over the summer and also during last year’s festive session.

Officers are keen to hear from venues across the county who wish to take part and are keen to get as many pubs and venues signed up as possible.

Venues participating in the I’m DES scheme are highlighted by the force and will receive posters to promote the scheme and wristbands to give away to people visiting the venues and acting as designated drivers.
      
Any pubs or venues interested in taking part in the scheme are asked to email LicensingSouth@cambs.pnn.police.uk with the below details:

  • Your name 
  • Name of your premises
  • full address
  • the quantity of posters and wrists bands that you would like

Anyone interested in asked to email these details by this Friday (15 November) at the latest.

Thank you,
Corporate Communications

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11th Of The 11th – Remember

This mornings bitterly cold wind saw around 100 members of the public attend the service at Whittlesey War Memorial. As yesterday I did attend.


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Monday 06:42 Flood Warning Still In Effect

Flooding is expected – immediate action required

Heavy rain last week has caused river levels to rise on the River Nene. During periods of high tide the river will be unable to discharge into the sea, resulting in tide lock conditions. This is likely to lead to localised flooding at North Bank Road.

It is expected that this Flood Warning will remain in force for at least the next 48 hours and this message will be updated on Tuesday 12th November.

Whilst the Flood Warning is in force, the Local Authority will close North Bank Road. Diversionary routes will be put in place and further updates will be available through local media.

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Remembrance Sunday – Eastrea & Whittlesey

As per my previous post…. I did take along our 97 year neighbour ‘John B’ who was born, schooled and worked in Ramsey, received his call up papers late in 1942 – After inital ‘Square Bashing’ he was assigned to the ‘Lincolnshire Regiment’ and was sent to North Africa/Tunis.
Some 18 months later whilst at the Battle of Anzio, he was hit by shrapnel and lost over half of his right arm.
John was discharged and found work in Peterborough…..where he worked until he was 65.

2019 Remembrance Day

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Flood Warning Still In Effect – North Bank

Flooding is expected – immediate action required
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The heavy and persistent rainfall that fell throughout Thursday and into Friday morning in the River Nene catchment has caused river levels to rise. During periods of high tide the river will be unable to discharge into the sea, resulting in tide lock conditions. This is likely to lead to localised flooding at North Bank Road. It is expected that this Flood Warning will remain in force for at least the next 24 hours. Whilst the Flood Warning is in force, the Local Authority will close North Bank Road. Diversionary routes will be put in place and further updates will be available through local media.

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Let Us Remember

My tribute is to ALL who gave sacrifice during not only two world wars, but all the conflicts still happening around the world today.

I am hoping to take my 97 year old neighbour ‘John B’ to the remembrance service today at The Whittlesey War Memorial. John ‘lost’ his arm in 1944 at The Battle of Anzio.
After his recovery he worked full time until he retired at 65.


I served and sailed mainly in The British Merchant Navy for over 25 years.
I am proud to have supported our armed services both UK, American and NATO on several occasions.

 

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North Bank – Flood Warning Remains In Effect

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Dog-in-a-Doublet Sluice

Flooding is expected – immediate action required

The heavy and persistent rainfall that fell throughout Thursday and into Friday morning in the River Nene catchment has caused river levels to rise. During periods of high tide the river will be unable to discharge into the sea, resulting in tide lock conditions. This is likely to lead to localised flooding at North Bank Road. It is expected that this Flood Warning will remain in force for at least the next 24 hours. Whilst the Flood Warning is in force, the Local Authority will close North Bank Road.
Diversionary routes will be put in place and further updates will be available through local media.

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Well Done Rotary & ‘The B-Team’

2019 Rotary Quiz Night

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