not compete in the 2011 Arrington Golf Day at the Cambridge Meridian Golf
Club, Toft on the 9 September 2011? This major fund-raising day
is being organised by the Trustees of the Village Hall and members of the Parish
Do you need a venue to hold a party? The recently refurbished Village Hall,
which is situated behind the Hardwicke Arms Hotel, is available for hire at very
competitive rates. Please contact for booking information.
an emergency, when a life is in danger or there is a risk of violence or serious
injury or when a serious crime is being committed please ring the Police using
999. For all non-emergencies, general enquiries and to report crime please call
new number 0345 456 456 4. To give information anonymously about crime, please
call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. You can subscribe to e-cops
to receive regular e-mails about crime in our local community.|
|Arrington Golf Day raises much needed funds. The first Arrington Golf Day was held on Friday 10 September 2011 at Cambridge Meridian Golf Club in order to raise much needed funds towards repairs to the Village Hall (c.1860) and the 13th century St. Nicholas Church.
Players were treated to a great day of golf, including a putting competition, followed by dinner with guest speaker TV personality and conservationist Robin Page.
David Palmer, one of the experts on the hit TV show “Flog It”, ran the auction which included a signed shirt donated by Mark Blundell, a signed Leicester Tigers rugby jersey and a cap signed by Jorge Lorenzo, the double 250cc World Champion and current Moto GP leader, as well as golf clubs and memorabilia.
Members of Arrington Parish Council, Arrington Village Hall Trustees and Parochial Church Council who organised the day saw it raise £9,000 pounds which is to be shared equally between the Village Hall and St. Nicholas Church.
Parish Council Chairman Mr. Derek Footman said, “We had a fantastic day and raised more than we could ever have expected. Hopefully this is just the first of many such golf days and I can’t thanks all those who participated and our many helpers enough for their amazing generosity”.
Further fund raising events are planned for the coming months with details available on the Parish Council website.
|Your recipes needed! A group of us would like to create a cookbook containing recipes from the residents and friends of Arrington with a view to selling illustrated and bound copies to raise funds for the Church, Assembly Rooms and village amenities.
We would like any recipes from your old family favourites, to those you have swapped with work colleagues or ideas you have gained from your holidays. We would also love some kids’ recipes to help keep them entertained in the school holidays and maybe help inspire a Jamie Oliver of the future. No need to limit yourself to just one idea or course - feel free to provide as many dishes as you like or even your ideal meal.
This is a great opportunity for everyone from Arrington to be involved in something for our village, so please post or e-mail any and all nominations, including any accompanying stories about the history of your dish, to
at the "Hardwicke Arms". (11-Nov-10)
Bid not over yet, says Agent. An energy firm is pushing ahead with a potential
windfarm near Arrington, even though an application to install a monitoring mast
has been withdrawn. |
Falck Renewables had submitted a bid to build the 80m
tower on farmland west of the A1198, as a precursor to a possible proposal to
build turbines. But fears were raised about the impact on the National Trust's
Wimpole Hall estate, from which visitors would be able to see the windfarm. And
Marshall Airport, Cambridge, was concerned about radar and routing side-effects.
Although the mast application was withdrawn shortly after the scheme was
revealed, Coriolis Energy, Falck's agent, insisted things were still moving forward.
Cath Stevenson, the firm's development director, said: "We had quite a lot
of feedback, particularly from aerodromes, so we have withdrawn it to give us
more time to consider these responses, because the eight-week planning window
wasn't enough. "We're going to review these and it's likely we will put an
application in again in a few weeks' time." Ms Stevenson said a number of
factors, including wind speed and residents' views, would determine whether a
full wind farm application would go in.
Steve Sillery, group property executive
for the Marshall Group, confirmed he had opposed the first application. He said:
"We objected because of the potential impact on airport operations. If these
folk come back and talk to us it may be possible to deal with it."
Bosses at Cambridge Gliding Centre, based at Gransden Lodge Airfield, warned it
could be a threat to their aircraft and said it would be a "disaster".
Cllr Sebastian Kindersley, our district and county councillor, said: "I'm
not entirely sure this is the most appropriate place for a wind farm and I know
there is concern from Wimpole Hall and Marshall. "Obviously I would look
any application with a fresh eye."
Arrington Parish Council came out
against the plans before they were withdrawn.
(Cambridge News) (12-Feb-10)
Lansley CBE MP for South Cambridgeshire has called for Faster Broadband
Access across South Cambridgeshire. Mr Lansley said, "Improving
broadband access is an important condition for business growth across the country,
but even more so in predominantly rural areas such as South Cambridgeshire. Here,
a higher proportion of local businesses work from home and are reliant on a fast
internet connection. |
It is important that South Cambridgeshire benefits
from next generation technologies to boost bandwidth speeds and improve access
across the area. I know from contact with my constituents that many households
are not able to receive the Governments minimum speed recommendation of 2MB. This
is clearly a problem that needs to be rectified. "I would like to encourage
you to write to me at 153 St Neots Road, Hardwick, CB23 7QJ or email me via firstname.lastname@example.org
to let me know if, and if so how, slow broadband speeds are affecting you."
'People's Priority' - your chance to have a say!|
Police Authority and Constabulary are asking you what you think police should
focus their efforts on next year. For the first time ever a 'People’s Priority'
will be included in next year's Policing Plan, meaning that you will get to decide
what should be a priority for policing in Cambridgeshire.
Each year the
Police Authority publishes a three-year rolling plan setting out what is expected
of Cambridgeshire Constabulary in terms of tackling national and local priorities.
It provides an overview of the resources available, how these will be used and
specifies how Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s performance will be monitored.
The Police Authority is asking you for your views on the 2009-2012 plan, which
is available in libraries across Cambridgeshire and online (see link below) as
well as asking them what should be included in next year’s plan.
give feedback on the Policing Plan or register your views for the 'People’s
Priority' please visit the Police Authority website (see link below) to fill in
The overall 'People’s Priority' will be decided
based solely on the consensus of public opinion and will be included in next year’s
Local Policing Plan. The response deadline is 23 November 2009.
(Police Authority website - policing plan survey).
www.cambs-pa.gov.uk (Police Authority
website – register your views for the 'People’s Priority').
If you have any questions please call the Police Authority on 0300 333 3456. (11-Sep-09)
villagers who want motorists to slow down are getting the message across with
their bins. Hundreds of families living on the A1198 in Arrington and A603 in
Wimpole are being given 40mph Bin Stickers as part of a trial
to cut speeding. |
Residents are being encouraged to fix the warnings to
their black and green wheelie bins as a reminder to drivers.
a joint project by Cambridgeshire Police and South Cambridgeshire District Council,
has been launched after concerns about speeding were raised at neighbourhood panels.
Police community support officer John Coppard (top centre), who
delivered the stickers with colleague Paul Lancaster (bottom left), said
many rural roads change speed limits in villages.
He said: “This
initiative will run alongside existing speed enforcement measures and I hope it
will prompt those drivers who ignore the speed limit to pay attention."
(Royston Weekly News). (08-Sep-09)
"For the attention of Horse Owners. We are seeing an increase in the
number of Tack and Horsebox thefts within Cambridgeshire. Please can all horse
owners review their security in and around yards and remember to report any suspicious
activity to Cambridgeshire Police on 0345 4564564. Cambridgeshire Police are also
supporting Horsewatch - an information sharing body aimed specifically
at horse owners and riders. We are in the process of forming a group within our
County - for more information please email your details to me at ." PCSO Lydia Crabtree (Rural Community Action Team)|
rider Annelie Simmons is taking part in the world's toughest horse race
across the Mongolian outback. Annelie, 27, will compete in the 1,000km Mongol
Derby at the end of August by riding semi-wild horses across the grasslands of
central Asia. The former Hills Road Sixth Form College pupil, who lives in Arrington,
will be one of 25 riders to tackle the epic trek, with other competitors including
former champion jockey Richard Dunwoody. The race is set to last two weeks and
riders will use a total of 800 horses along the way. But Annelie said she was
looking forward to braving the hardships of the trip. She said: "They have
warned us about wolves and informed us that bubonic plague is a risk. I'm going
to be raising money for the Mercy Corps, which helps people in the world's toughest
places turn the crises of natural disaster, poverty and conflict into opportunities
for progress." Annelie added: "I also want to raise money for Help for
Heroes, which is a charity very close to my heart as my brother Ben has just joined
the Royal Tank Regiment ". To sponsor Annelie go to Mongol
Derby for further details of Annelie's challenge." (Royston Weekly
News). (01-Aug-09) |
Karate Class has been launched in Croydon. Villager Howard Cane has set
up the Kaizen Goju Ryu karate and self-defence school on a not-for-profit basis
in a bid to provide a community activity and regular social occasion. Howard is
a licenced instructor and welcomes anyone interested in the art who is aged 15
or over. Anyone interested in joining can attend a class between 7.30 and 9.00pm
each Thursday in the Reading Rooms in Croydon. Howard can be contacted on 07751
835999 or 07939 951833." (Cambridge News) (30-Jul-09)|
Wimpole and Arrington War Memorial has been cleaned and restored by memorial
specialists Ivett and Reed at a total cost of nearly £2400.00 exc VAT. The
work was co-ordinated by Wimpole Parish Council and half of the cost has been
met by grants totalling £1200.00 from the War Memorials Trust and South
Cambridgeshire District Council.|
The Roll of Honour and individual histories
and commemorations are now available to view on this website.
If you have further information or photographs to add to these personal records,
please email with details. (SO). (22-Jul-09)
"We have been doing Speed Checks in Longstowe and Arrington. The average
speed in Longstowe was a fairly high 39 miles per hour. One driver may face prosecution
as a result of the checks. In Arrington everybody was driving well within the
limit at an average speed of 29 miles per hour. These checks were done between
16:30 and 17:30 hours on the 9 May 2009." (PCSO 7366 Paul Lancaster). (12-May-09)|