Prickwillow Village Newsletter

August 2022

PRICKWILLOW BOOK/WINE CLUB

Wednesday August 3rd, 7.30pm at Hiam S&S Club

All ladies welcome!

Book to read beforehand: ‘Good Vibes, Good Life’ by Vex King and
‘The Wife Between Us’ by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pakkanen

RIVER USE 

Car parking 

As you may have noticed there are a lot of people making use of the river by swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking and the like.

If you know anyone who will be driving to the river could you ask them to park considerately and not obstruct driveways and entrance doors to houses, the Internal Drainage Board site and the museum; there are parking bays sited at the end of Padnal Bank and Branch Bank.

Everyone should also be aware that we are into harvest season and there will be very large farm vehicles entering and exiting Green Farm, which is at the end of the service road.

PRICKWILLOW DRAINAGE MUSEUM
Back to the Swinging 60s!
August 7th 2022 from 11.00 – 16.00

Our first 1960s event with music from Billy G and the Heartbeats!

Music and dancing from the era. 

Vehicles, memorabilia and stalls. 

From rock and roll to mods and hippies; from mini skirts to bell bottoms. Why not dress in 1960s style and immerse yourself in the event.

Admission:  Adults £5, concessions £4, children £2 (under 6 years FREE), Family Ticket £12.

CAMBRIDGESHIRE ACRE

Message circulated on behalf of Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT)
Responses by August 15th please.

With regard to the Heat Pump Ready programme being delivered in Cambridgeshire by PECT, in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council, Fenland District Council, Growth Guides and Lendology this is being led by City Science.

We are currently working on Stream 1, phase 1 of the programme where we are wanting to find out the feasibility of a high-density heat-pump installation in Cambridgeshire. This will feed directly into research allowing government to understand the most efficient way decarbonise homes and reach it’s commitment to Net Zero.

Heat Pumps are a low-carbon alternative heating system that would allow us to decarbonise homes. However, there are considerable barriers to heat pumps. Therefore, we are wanting to find out from the residents of Cambridgeshire how their homes are currently being heated, and their awareness of low-carbon heating options.

We are wanting to reach as many households as possible from all different backgrounds and economic status, and asking them to complete the following survey – How do you heat your home? (google.com)

SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

There are a number of fun activities that have been organised around Ely for children and families during the summer holidays.

Go to https://www.visitely.org.uk/whats-on/ for details.

PHONEBOX GALLERY

To exhibit your artwork in the Phonebox please contact Coralyn via Facebook, email at coralyn.hobbs@sky.com or phone 07495 954858.

ANNOUNCED ROADWORKS

The following planned road closures have been announced: 

Forehill, Ely: 25/08 – road closure with diversion.
Great Fen Road; 05/09 to 06/09 – road closure with diversion. Also, 13/09 to 15/09 – road closure with diversion.

ECDC Consultation
Compliance with Housing Standards

East Cambridgeshire District Council is seeking the views of all members of the public on its revision to the Private Sector Housing Enforcement Policy but would particularly like to hear from anyone who rents privately, and from landlords, letting agents, and landlord/tenant associations.

The policy seeks to provide clear guidance for landlords and agents about their responsibilities for providing safe homes, identifying how the Council will work with them to achieve this. It aims to raise the standards in the private housing sector, ensuring professionally managed and well-maintained homes are available to rent, targeting those who deliberately or persistently fail to meet their obligations.

Further details and how to get involved, go to https://www.eastcambs.gov.uk/housing/private-sector-housing-policies

The Council welcomes all contributions to the public consultation exercise, which will run until 15 August 2022.

 

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