Prickwillow Village Newsletter

SEPTEMBER 2021

DRAINAGE ENGINE MUSEUM

Vickers Petter Centenary 25-26 September

To celebrate the occasion, a weekend of events has been arranged:

Saturday 25th – there will be a music evening with BBQ food available to purchase starting at 5pm and folk and traditional music from 6pm; licensed bar. 

Admission £3. Tickets must be booked in advance as numbers will be limited. Apply by ‘contact us’ through the website, by email prickwillowmuseum.adm1@outlook.com or by text to 07793 117480.

Sunday 26th 11am to 4pm – run-day event with a mix of classic vehicles and bygones. Bouncy castle (weather permitting). Admission £5 adults, concessions £4, children (over 6) £2.

The museum is now open between 12pm-4pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday until the end of September.

PHONEBOX GALLERY

Are you creative? Have you taken up art during lockdown? Would you, or someone you know, like to exhibit artwork in the Phonebox Gallery? If so, contact Coralyn via Facebook, email coralyn.hobbs@sky.com or phone 07495 954858

ROADWORKS

The following planned road closures have been announced:

Prickwillow Road, Ely; 6-8 & 24-28 September with traffic controls
Stuntney Causeway; 13 September – 8 October with traffic controls
Forehill, Ely; 13-16 September – road closure
Broad Street/Back Hill; to 10 September with traffic controls

QUEEN’S GREEN CANOPY

The Queen’s Green Canopy is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.

Everyone from individuals to Scout and Guide groups, villages, cities, counties, schools and corporates are encouraged to play their part to enhance our environment by planting trees from October, when the tree planting season begins, through to the end of the Jubilee year in 2022.

Two areas of land have been identified, including the grassed area around the Village sign and Prickwillow Village Council will investigate this scheme further but it is hoped that some planting may be able to start this autumn and further information will be published later.

We would like Villagers to take part in the planting, maybe you or your children might like to get involved. If so, you can express your early interest by emailing me at mike.tollhouse@gmail.com

COMMUNITY CHAMPION

Initiative Statement from Lucy Frazer MP

People across our local area have gone above and beyond to help others during the pandemic, and to recognise their fantastic efforts I have launched a COVID Community Champions award. From collecting medication and groceries, to looking out for elderly neighbours, or volunteering or supporting the NHS – there are many stories of support that have taken place across our local communities during the pandemic.

I am keen to highlight the significant efforts of those who have made a contribution during this tough time for our area and country.

If you would like to nominate a local individual to thank them for the work they have done in Cambridgeshire, then please email me on lucy.frazer.mp@parliament.uk with:

  • Your name
  • Your address
  • Your email
  • Name and contact email of the individual you are nominating for the COVID Community Champion Award
  • The reasons why you are nominating them

The closing date for nominations is the 30th September. I will be announcing the winners in the autumn and holding a special event in Parliament to recognise their hard work.

I look forward to sharing their stories with you.

VILLAGE NEWSLETTER

Publication is usually the first week of the month; final date for inclusion is 25th of the month prior.

If you would like to advertise future events please email Mike Wilson at mike.tollhouse@gmail.com or call 01353 688335.

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