Land off Newmarket Road – Consultation

See the proposal here :

Email address for comments

Apparently, the proposed site .. “is well located to take advantage of existing public transport connections.”

I have to ask, to what public transport connections do they refer?

Solar Farm

Some basic information on the proposed solar farm can be found here. The company proposing this is LightSource.CO.UK. (No specific information on the proposal is available on their web site at time of writing).

Not quite sure who (locally) would benefit most from this. The land owner I guess.

Sponsor needed for Burwell Darts Team!

We are a local Dart Team that plays in the Cambridgeshire Superleague, we travel all across Cambridgeshire to play. We play our home matches at Burwell Ex-Servicemens Club on Thursday nights during the Winter season. We are in our third season and we have a very good team, in our first season we finished mid-table, and last season we won the league by an incredible 21 points, we are currently 2nd in the league 2 points behind the leaders with a game in hand, so we have a fantastic chance of winning the league once again. Last year as League Champions we went to Rotherham to play in the Champions Cup which involved all Superleague Champions from all over Great Britain, unfortunately we were drawn in a tough group and were narrowly eliminated at the group stage despite defeating the eventual Champions.
Due to the need of all teams to have their players wear the same colour shirts we are looking for sponsorship of some dart shirts for our fantastic team as I feel we deserve it and it would make us look much more like a proper team.
Unfortunately, because of the high cost of league entry fees we just haven’t got the funds to purchase team shirts ourselves.
If you can help us in any way, or pass this information on we would be very grateful.
Thank-you for taking time out to read this.

Neil Avory
Team Manager/Captain

burwelldarts AT


Playwriting Competition

Sky Blue Theatre is accepting one act play submissions for the Cambridge Theatre Challenge 2014. 

Up to 10 plays will be shortlisted. All shortlisted plays will be performed at London’s Courtyard Theatre, filmed, assessed and considered for publication. 
Follow the link for the rules

Shortlisted plays from 2013 can be seen

Buildings of Local Interest

Buildings of Local Interest

A campaign is being launched to protect and celebrate the distinctive and historical buildings in East Cambridgeshire.

Following the consultation in the summer 2013, ECDC is now seeking nominations for buildings/structures to be included on a local register of ‘Buildings of Local Interest’.

An twelve week nomination period will be running until Friday 2nd May 2014. Please find the link below for the Council’s webpage where you can read about the project and download the nomination form.


Wheelie Bins

Wheeled Bins are coming to Burwell. For delivery dates around the village see this document:

History Project -Mepal Camp

History Project seeks photos, documents and most importantly, people with
personal connections to the Polish families who lived at Mepal Camp at
Witcham in the late 1940s and 1950s.

Our website is now up and running so please visit us at

For more information please ring us on 01353 722228 or contact us on this
email address.

Thank you for your time.

Hetti Wood
Volunteer Coordinator
Rich Soil Rich Heritage
The Viva Arts and Community Group
The Viva Centre
7 Churchgate St
Cambs CB7 5DS

01353 722228

Rich Soil Rich Heritage is a community heritage project supported by the
Heritage Lottery Fund

Mencap seek volunteers

Would you like to make a difference to the life of a child or young person with learning disabilities in your area?

Cambridgeshire Mencap is looking for volunteers for its Befriending Scheme. Our scheme matches volunteers young people with learning disabilities, to enable them to socialise, doing fun things like bowling or going to the cinema. It only takes a few hours of your time and it really does change lives.

We think our volunteers are exceptional and you could be too! We give training and support, but it’s the young people who make it all worthwhile. Rob said “I’m so glad I got in touch about volunteering. If you’re thinking about volunteering; just do it, you’ll never regret it.”

Like to know more?

Contact Marika Newman on 01223 883 141 or email

History project seeks wartime airfield memories

History project seeks wartime airfield memories

A community heritage project researching two historic local airfields
wants to hear from local people who remember the foreign fliers who were
based there. Rich Soil Rich Heritage, supported by the Heritage Lottery
Fund, wants to hear from local people who remember the American, Polish
and Belgian aviators based at RAF Snailwell and the American based at RAF
Bottisham. The project wants to hear from anyone with memories,
information, photos or documents related to the international personnel
who were based at Snailwell and Bottisham.

Many hundreds of pilots, ground crew and support staff were based at these
two historic airfields during the Second World War. Out project will
ensure that these memories are preserved for future generations and that
these international influences on our local community are documented.

Rich Soil Rich Heritage is a community heritage project supported by the
Heritage Lottery Fund. The project combines oral history and archive
research with drama and film to record the history of the many different
nationalities who have come to East Cambs for work. The work theme links
very different peoples across almost four centuries. From the Dutch fen
drainage engineers in the mid 17thC , the Romany seasonal workers of the
19thC, the impact of the Second World War and how Prisoners of War worked
on local farms, to the late 1990s and the arrival of Portuguese migrant

If you would like further information or would like to be involved please
contact Hetti Wood on 01353 722228 or email

Support workers to work with young people with disabilities needed

The details of the position are at