The Environment

Tour Of Cambridegshire (Gran Fondo)

Tour Of Cambridegshire (Gran Fondo)

The first cycling Tour Of Cambridgeshire took place in June 2015 The route on public roads that were closed specifically for the race to happen. Around 5000 cyclists were reported to have signed up to take part. So on a stunningly glorious day we watched and waited

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Jubilee Wood maintenance morning

Jubilee Wood maintenance morning

Pruning and litter purge in the Jubilee Wood 23rd January Winter maintenance is required in the wood to keep it visitor friendly and safe. If you can spare a couple of hours on the morning of Saturday the 23rd January to trim overhanging branches or nip arching

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Great Gidding harvesting 2015 – video and photos

Great Gidding harvesting 2015 - video and photos

Paul, who runs Catalyst Video Services based in Great Gidding, spent the evening of July 23rd videoing the rapeseed harvest on Michael Trolove’s farm. Thanks to Michael and to Kieran. Video Photos

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Jubilee Wood maintenance weekends

Jubilee Wood maintenance weekends

For three consecutive  Saturday mornings in November a team of volunteers have been trimming the sides of the main path in the Jubilee Wood,  primarily to cut back bramble which was encroaching on to the path way.  A fourth Saturday trimming morning is scheduled for the 6th

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Barn Owl sitting on the camera

Barn Owl sitting on the camera

2014 has seen an apparent successful breeding season for Barn Owls in the Gidding Parish. At one location I tried to film some evening activity with a new time lapse camera, really just to understand the potential of this type of camera. So it was with surprise and

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Great Gidding History Day – Report, photos and time-lapse video

Great Gidding History Day - Report, photos and time-lapse video

Another very successful History Day was held at Great Gidding Village Hall on the 18th of October. Lots of visitors attended, some bringing information and others seeking it. The History team had prepared displays and information boards showing properties around the village both past and present. Questions

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Jubilee Wood Winter Maintenance

Jubilee Wood Winter Maintenance

  Jubilee Wood Winter maintenance The Jubilee Wood is in need of some ground maintenance. The area to the right of the main entrance is encroaching onto the grass ride. A five metre band from the entrance to the central grass area needs to be cleared, leaving

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Autumn Notes

Autumn Notes

What a lovely September! Autumn is now here. It’s a great time to get out & about walking, cycling or riding. Blackberries are out in abundance, with sloes coming to their fullness. Just think of those fabulous blackberry & apple pies not to mention the amazing sloe

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Harvest 2014

Harvest 2014

Wheat harvest Despite very few people in the parish of Great Gidding having any direct link with farming these days its still an important event in the farming calendar. As with every harvest the weather dominates harvesting decisions and this year was no different. A good sunny

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Illuminating News

Illuminating News

Seeing the light(s) You’ve probably noticed the housing development at Top Farm, all very good and proper but take note of the street lamps outside on the pavement. One is directly outside an upstairs window so obviously the street lighting contractors have been requested to move it.

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