The Environment

Environment news, events and articles

  • Great Gidding from the playing fields
    Plenty to experience in and around our lovely Parish
    Well we are now into the spring equinox & many of us will be enticed into the countryside by the sheer pleasure it...
  • Chapel End Horse Pond, Great Gidding
    Chapel End Pond
    A photographic essay of how Chapel End pond was reclaimed back to an attractive environmental pond  from being an unloved, overgrown shallow  pit....
  • Wassail, January 2012, Great Gidding
    Wassail in the Jubilee Wood
    Title: Wassail Location: The Jubilee Wood, Great Gidding Start Time: 19:30 Date: Thursday 16th February 2017 Time we had another Pagan adventure in...
  • Hedge laying in the Jubilee Wood
    Hedge laying in the Jubilee Wood
    The dividing hedge between the wood and the allotments has recently been expertly laid in the traditional Midlands style. The hedge being mainly...
  • Jubilee Wood maintenance morning
    Jubilee Wood maintenance morning
    An excellent turnout for the annual trim and tidy of the pathways and hedges around the Jubilee Wood. Another is planned for next...
  • 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...
  • Village street scene prior to redevelopment.
    Top Farm Development
    A selection of photographs detailing the demolition and the development of Top Farm Having reached the end of a useful life as a...
  • 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...
  • Rapeseed harvesting, Great Gidding 2015
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Harvest in Great Gidding
    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...
  • 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...
  • ARCHAEOLOGY  In Great Gidding
    ARCHAEOLOGY In Great Gidding
    The Great Gidding History Group has been offered the opportunity of having test pits dug by a group of young archaeologists. They are...
  • Main Street (west) Great Gidding No. 45
    UPDATE – Village History Day
    Great Gidding History Day This Saturday, new material,new maps, new documents. History Day Update History Day takes place between 11am and 5pm on...
  • The 2014 Great Gidding Village Show
    The 2014 Great Gidding Village Show
    Village Show Update Another challenging year for gardeners but we feel sure that even after all the difficulties we’ve faced with the weather,...
  • Footpaths and Bridleways
    Footpaths and Bridleways
    Taking care on foot, horse or in the car Well, we’re into a very wet start to the year. So most footpaths, Bridleways...
  • Great Gidding Chilli Night and Auction of Promises Jan 2013
    Village Hall and Recreation Field
    Village Hall & Recreation Field Committee The next meeting will be on Date     12th May 2014 Venue  Village Hall meeting room...
  • New and Old on the Rec
    New and Old on the Rec
    New Play Equipment Youngsters will be delighted to try out the new play pieces on Great Gidding  Recreation Field. Some of the elements...
  • Parish Footpaths and Bridleways
    Parish Footpaths and Bridleways
    What a lovely autumn we’ve had and a gentle ease into winter What better time than now to get out into the countryside...
  • Refuse contractors working for Huntingdonshire District Council
    O come, all ye faithful recyclers
    The countdown to Christmas has started, and Huntingdonshire District Council would like to encourage you all to keep the party going by remembering...
  • Aunt Sally competition - August bank holiday 2011
    Games, Traditions and Celebrations
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  • The National Byway
    The National Byway
    You may have seen the signs but did you know that the National Byway is  a 3,300 mile rural cycle network and is...
  • The Great Fen Project
    The Great Fen Project
    Landscape changes 7 miles to the East of Great Gidding   If you head towards Holme village on the B660 and cross the...
  • The Village Produce Show
    The Village Produce Show
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  • Snow in Great Gidding January 2013 - Main Street
    Tomorrows archive photographs taken today.
    Great Gidding in Camera This is a photographic challenge to record as many facets of Great Gidding village, parish life and activity starting...
  • Long Distance Walking
    Long Distance Walking
    Long Distance Walkers Association If you like walking you may be interested to know about a national organisation that exists to promote walking...

Contact

Michael Trolove – michaeltrolove@thegiddings.org.uk