Prickwillow Village Newsletter

April 2023


Monday May 8 meet from 12.00pm

Last year a number of villagers planted trees to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and the Village Council thought it would be good to invite everyone to meet at the planting site to see how the trees are progressing. Mulch and water will be available for those who’d like to tend to their trees – bring your own trowel/spade and watering can.

Afterwards you are invited to a picnic at the Village Hall to celebrate the King’s Coronation and tea/coffee/squash will be available; please, bring your own food.

There will also be a “Best Crown” competition; make a crown and wear it to be in with a chance of a small prize.

The planting site was recorded on the Queen’s Green Canopy website and can be viewed at Map – The Queen’s Green Canopy (


The Village Council has received many complaints of speeding in the village and are looking to re-set up the Speedwatch scheme.

Community Speedwatch is a national initiative for local communities to join with the support of local police to record details of speeding vehicles using approved detection devices.

Registered keepers of vehicles exceeding the speed limit are contacted by letter. Repeat offenders receive a visit from the police, followed by prosecution.

We are looking for a minimum of 6 volunteers who are interested in getting involved.

You will be provided with training and the group will organise Speedwatch activities together.

If you are interested, please email


The Museum will be open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from April 8 from 12 to 4pm.

On Easter Sunday April 9, there will be the added attraction of a Scavenger Hunt around the Museum to find the Easter Bunny and helper, receive an Easter Egg, make an Easter card and other activities all for £3 per child. Lunchtime sandwiches will be available as well as the usual drinks and snacks.

There is a tractor run stopping at the Museum for their lunch on April 23 (St George’s Day).

The first event is the annual bike day on May 21 – open 11am to 4pm.

If you would like to meet new people and get involved with this important attraction in the village, even if you only have one day a month free, please contact Pauline on 01353 720737.


At former St Peter’s Church, Prickwillow (by kind permission of owners Cary and Ricki Outis)
on Sunday April 16, 1.30-5pm

Prickwillow artist James Tyler (94) will be holding an Art Exhibition and Sale. James has been painting for over 60 years in oils, watercolours and acrylics.  

Please drop in at any point during the afternoon to take a look around and enjoy a free tea or coffee. 

Parking is available at The Old School. 

Well-behaved dogs welcome.


2023 is the 1350th Anniversary of the founding of a Double Monastery for Monks and Nuns by Saint Etheldreda. This monastery would develop as a place of Christian worship and pilgrimage, becoming the site of Ely Cathedral.
See for details of planned events throughout the year.

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