Having received new information regarding the hall which requires clarification, the Council has decided to postpone the drop-in session scheduled for Tuesday 18th October and the public meeting scheduled for Wednesday 19th October . The Council will update residents as soon as we are able.
Dear Mayor Nik,
Following the announcement by Stagecoach of drastic cuts to its services Willingham Parish Council very much welcomes your promise that, in providing interim support, “we are looking at sections of route withdrawn on Citi5 beyond Northstowe”. The axing of the Citi5 beyond Longstanton (just north of Northstowe) is a disaster for Willingham, leaving a village of almost 5000 residents with no public transport at all.
The Citi5 provides a lifeline for non-drivers, from school children and students to the elderly and disabled. As well as being a direct (if very lengthy) link to Cambridge, it is also a link to the Busway one and a half miles away for faster routes to Cambridge, which is an important destination for work, education, essential shopping, trains and leisure, and to St Ives. It also provides a vital link to Swavesey Village College, attended by many Willingham children.
WPC has spent considerable time and energy responding to the Greater Cambridge Partnership’s Making Connections bus consultation, which links in to the CPCA’s plans, and we hope that those views will still be listened to, whatever delivery option prevails. In particular, if people are to be encouraged to use buses rather than cars a fast direct bus to Cambridge is essential or failing that a frequent shuttle bus to the Busway. Links to secondary education at Cottenham and Swavesey Village Colleges and to sixth from colleges in Cambridge are also vital.
Willingham Parish Council
See below from St Mary and All Saints Church
Sunday 18th September – Vigil service at 7.30 pm at St Mary and All Saints Church
A Vigil Service for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
On Sunday evening at 7.30 pm we prepare ourselves for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s funeral by gathering for prayers and to reflect quietly together. We then conclude by joining the whole country in a minute’s silence at 8pm. All welcome.
Monday 19th September – Live streaming the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – St Mary and All Saints Church
The Church welcomes anyone who would like to come along and watch the funeral service in the company of others. The doors will open at 10am and light refreshments will be available
The public have been invited to take part in a National Moment of Reflection to mourn the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and reflect on her life and legacy. The National Moment of Reflection will take place at 8pm on Sunday (18 September), the night before the State Funeral, and be marked by a one-minute silence. The silence can be marked privately at home, with friends and family, out on doorsteps or the street with neighbours, or at locally arranged community events and vigils. Details of larger-scale public events to be held across the country will be published at: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/her-majesty-queen-elizabeth-ii
Please be aware that there is a wasp nest in the Orchard. It is located in the ground near the centre of orchard and has been taped off.
The Council have taken advice and have been told to leave them alone as taking action to remove them may well impact and harm the neighbouring bee hives.