Prickwillow Village Newsletter

December 2023


Hiam Sports & Social Club

Friday December 8; 7.00pm for 7.30pm start

The 3rd Annual Prickwillow Village Council Christmas Quiz will be held on Friday December 8.

Teams of 4, 5 or 6 people; £4.00 per person entry fee.

Open to all; don’t worry if you can’t form a team as we’ll add you to one!

Prizes for the winning team.

Donations for raffle prizes gratefully received. Please let us know in advance (via if you will be donating a raffle prize and bring it on the night.


The 18th AGM is scheduled for Wednesday January 24 2024 at 7.30pm.

ALL WELCOME. This will be followed by the January Village Council Meeting at 8.15pm.

If you wish to stand for office, you will need to nominate yourself to the secretary, in advance, at and send a proposer’s and seconder’s name.


Message from James Tyler

Following the success of my Art Exhibition and Sale at The Prickwillow Artspace in April of this year, many people were kind enough to suggest  that I should create an online gallery of my work. So I have set up a public access Instagram account under the name     jamestylerart  displaying many of my paintings (the majority of which are for sale).  Please feel free to take a look, and message me via Instagram if there is a painting that you are interested in viewing. (More paintings will be added at regular intervals).


The following planned road closures have been announced:

A10 Angel Drove to Witchford Road – road closures during January.


Boathouse, 54 Main Street

Visit Boathouse Beads & Crafts on Saturday mornings in December from 10.00-12.00 to browse their range of handmade gifts including beaded jewellery, baby knits, wax melts, cards and more.

Also available online at 


Please see below an end of year round up from Lucy Frazer MP for Prickwillow and Queen Adelaide residents:

As we approach the end of 2023, I wanted to look back on the year and let you know about some of the work I have been doing for you as your local Member of Parliament.

2023 has been a year of highs and lows. I think most people would join me in recognising the coronation of Charles III and Camilla in May as a memorable highlight. As the first coronation in seventy years, the event always bound to be a special occasion, but I was moved by the many displays of national unity and celebration I witnessed over the Bank Holiday weekend.

However, for all of its wonderful moments, the year has presented us with challenges. Not only have we had a second year of war in Ukraine, but another conflict has commenced in the Middle East. At home, the high cost of living remains a concern for many, despite the government’s work to drive down inflation from 11.1% to 6.7% in recent months. I remain committed to helping my constituents across South East Cambridgeshire get the support and advice they need. 

I also know how important quality healthcare is to my constituents. That’s why I was delighted that the government responded to my longstanding campaign for better health services in Ely by investing millions of pounds earlier this year in a new Community Diagnostic Centre at the Princess of Wales Hospital. The centre will offer medical checks, scans and tests, and other diagnostic services, which will thereby cut waiting times for patients.

As MP for a largely rural constituency, I also appreciate the need for effective bus services. Following my efforts at the end of last year to prevent Stagecoach from axing or significantly altering 23 local bus routes, I was pleased to assist the Combined Authority with the retendering of bus services for at least another 12 months from April 2023. Recently, I have written to the Mayor to call him to identify how he intends to utilise the new £2.3 million government funding for Cambridgeshire’s bus network.

I have also been working with Cambridgeshire Constabulary and the Police and Crime Commissioner to get crime down, so that my constituents can feel safer in their communities. The force is at a record size following the government’s ‘Police Uplift Programme’ and I am pleased that it is paying dividends, with neighbourhood crime down 30% and rural crime down 21% across Cambridgeshire. 

If there is anything I can do to support you in any way, or if you would like to notify me about an issue in your village, please do not hesitate to contact me on I wish you all the best for the rest of the year.

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