Prickwillow Village Newsletter

February 2024

PRICKWILLOW VILLAGE CIC

Travel Survey

The Village CIC keeps in touch with our Local Authorities about a number of issues regarding travel including cycling, walking, buses and speeding.

In order that they can properly represent the village, a travel survey has been prepared and a copy is attached to this newsletter for you to complete. Please return paper copies to – Travel Survey, c/o Prickwillow Drainage Museum.

Alternatively, the survey can be completed and returned online at https://forms.gle/AxV2T4fkdJbRkB719.

All forms to be submitted by Sunday March 10 2024.

Secretarial Role

At the recent AGM, the Secretary said she was currently unable to commit the time needed and so had to stand down.

The Village CIC is therefore appealing for any resident who would like to be Secretary to either contact the Chairperson, Sophie Deltour at sl070205@icloud.com or come along to the next meeting on March 12 at 8.00pm.

Advice, information and support will be provided.

LUCY FRAZER – MEETING JANUARY 20

There were some familiar village faces present in Queen Adelaide when Lucy was asked about:
* potholes (money has been provided by government for this, although it was pointed out that structural repairs are not potholes – our roads continue to be some of the worst in the country);
* NHS appointments, particularly St Mary’s surgery;
* Ely Junction upgrade and the level crossings in Queen Adelaide (Network Rail (NR) are proceeding with their proposals but she believes they have been persuaded not to close the level crossings, however this will mean that they will be closed for longer periods and further consultations will be necessary);
* cycle lanes;
* Sport for Women and Disabled people.

PHONEBOX GALLERY

The Phonebox Gallery is in need of redecoration so we are looking to find someone who has appropriate experience to take charge and volunteers to assist.

Works will be arranged for the Spring when hopefully the weather will be more conducive to painting.

If you can help, please register your interest with the Chair of the Village CIC at sl070205@icloud.com, stating your name and contact details.

PRICKWILLOW BOOK/WINE CLUB

Wednesday March 06, 8.00pm at Hiam S&S Club

All ladies welcome (even if you’ve not read the books).

Recommended books: Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez and

Educated by Tara Westover

EASTER CHILDREN’S FUN DAY

Saturday March 23 at Village Hall 

A fun day for children aged 0-11 is being planned to be held at the Village Hall in March from 3-5pm.

All children to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Further details to be announced.

KEEP ‘EM PEELED

A large white Mercedes Sprinter van and a Transit van have been seen around the village and appear to be very insistent on taking things that don’t belong to them!

When challenged they have used excuses such as “we were given permission to take it” or “we thought it was scrap”.

Be on the look out and if you see any suspicious activity, please contact the police on 101.

COMPETITION TO NAME THE NEW ECDC WASTE & RECYCLING VEHICLES

Submit entries by February 16.

For full details go to https://www.eastcambs.gov.uk/east-cambs-street-scene/name-waste-lorry-competition 

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