The Environment

The gap in the Jubilee Wood hedge, a photographic record

The gap in the Jubilee Wood hedge, a photographic record

This is an interactive exercise for digital camera users, a chance to get your photograph on the village website.   Along the eastern boundary hedgerow of the Jubilee Wood is a large gap in the hedge deliberately maintained so as to provide a “window” for the view beyond the hedge.

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Townsend Pond

The big clean out Townsend Pond or the Horse Pond as it is known in the village had reached crisis point. Almost completely silted up and giving off a foul smell when the water was low, it was becoming a bit of an environmental hazard. Long gone

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Recent flooding events around Great Gidding

Rainfall problems around the village   The weather in 2012 will probably be recorded  as a record rainfall year and low sunshine levels. In reality since the last week of March its been nothing short of  “bloody miserable”  Everyone has felt the impact, events have been cancelled,

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Monday Night Meanders

Monday Night Meanders

As if the weather hasn’t been gloomy enough this year, the onset of the clocks going back will compound  this feeling. So why not join the Monday Night Meander’s for our weekly walk around the Luddington Loop. Its 3.3 miles and takes an hour and ten minutes at a

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Show your local playground some love!

Fields in Trust are giving you the chance to show how much you value your favourite outdoor recreational space, playground or park with Love Your Field. If it’s somewhere you enjoy spending time with family and friends then why not help it be a winner? The Queen

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The Great Gidding Close Up Quiz – The Answers

The Great Gidding Close Up Quiz - The Answers

Welcome to The Great Gidding Close up Quiz. If you lived in the village at the time of the Golden Jubilee celebration in 2002 you will recall that we offered a paper based quiz that asked you to identify close up photographs of certain locations around the Parish

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Alfreds Website of the Week

This one comes courtesy of the Woodland Trust. 1,000 ideas and activities to get kids exploring woods, trees and wildlife. Download for FREE or join our innovative CLUB for families, schools and groups http://www.naturedetectives.org.uk/

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New fence for the Recreation Field

A new fence has been installed by the main entrance of the Recreation Field. A tired wire link fence has been replaced by a smart wooden post and rail fence along with remedial work to the gate posts. Look out for another special addition on The Big

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Chipping The B660

Chipping The B660

Every few years on a rolling programme most the roads in the parish receive a new surface coating of stone chippings, rather than explain the finer details of the process take a look at The Idiots Guide To Highway maintenance, a really excellent and detailed web site

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How the latest allotments were created

How the latest allotments were created

A short photo essay on the creation of the latest tranche of allotments. With householders facing increased bills for fresh food, pressure was put on the Parish Council to facilitate some extra allotments near the Jubilee Wood. The land had always been allocated as allotment ground but

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