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The Jubilee Wood Blog

Jubilee Wood July 2018 Although it’s  been a very dry and hot month, the trees in the wood appear to be coping although the lowering of the pond level shows just how much the water table has gone down so they must be digging deep with their

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Summer Opening of Byway 33

Summer Opening of Byway 33

Many local residents will know that Sawtry Byway 33 – the Bullock Road that links Milking Slade Lane, Great Gidding with Gidding Road, Sawtry, is usually open during the drier months from April until October every year. The gates controlling access to Byway 33 have only very

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Farmer on a bicycle, occasional ramblings…….

Farmer on a bicycle, occasional ramblings.......

Farmer on a bicycle, the ramblings of an arable farmer and his bike excursions.   I’ve always felt compelled to write something but never quite sure what. Over the past few years cycling has become a big part of my leisure time. A chance to get away

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Friends of St Michael’s Church

Friends of St Michael's Church

A Special General Meeting of the Friends of St Michael’s Church was held on Tuesday 5th June in St Michael’s Church to vote on two Resolutions proposed by Paul Burgess and seconded by Sue Shepherd, concerning the future of the society. Before the voting took place the

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The Jubilee Wood in May

The Jubilee Wood in May

Jubilee Wood in May 2018 May has been another interesting month weather wise, sometimes pouring with rain and at other times so hot it’s been difficult to be outside.It doesn’t seem to have bothered Mother Nature though, and the Jubilee wood is growing at a fast pace,

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Tour of Cambridgeshire whizzes through the village

Tour of Cambridgeshire whizzes through the village

This weekend saw the Tour of Cambridgeshire Gran Fondo cycle event pass through our village on its 80 mile route. Here are a few photos of the event.

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Results from the Great & Little Gidding Community Survey – Spring 2018

Results from the Great & Little Gidding Community Survey - Spring 2018

The results from the Community Survey were presented at the Annual Parish Meeting on 15 May 2018.   This Survey was the first “test“ of community opinion in Great & Little Gidding since 2003.  The focus of the questions was on life in the Parish, community services,

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Jubilee Wood April 2018

Jubilee Wood  April 2018

Jubilee Wood April was quite a month of extremes in terms of weather, but nature has a way of forging on regardless whilst most of us humans are struggling to cope. The great crested newts are a good example, having overwintered near to the pond under stones

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Spring Moth Survey

Spring Moth Survey

Despite the never ending rain and gloom of the 2018 spring, last Saturday evening, 7th April the weather conditions were such that our local moth specialists asked permission to survey the Jubilee Wood, hoping to find some early season species to add to the growing list of

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Vacancy for Parish Clerk – Application extended to 16 April 2018

Vacancy for Parish Clerk – Application extended to 16 April 2018

Please note that the closing date for applications for the Parish Council Clerk vacancy has been extended to 16 April 2018.  Please also note that any applicants who have already responded do not need to re-apply for the Clerk vacancy;  all extant applications will be considered by

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