We are a small village in East Cambridgeshire, three miles from the racing centre of Newmarket and around twelve miles from Cambridge. The last census recorded only 691 residents, but there is a lot going on for such a small place!
Scroll down for a quick guide to News and Village Events
United Reformed Church
Coffee Morning. Saturday 12th May, 10.00 am. All welcome
Craft 'n' Coffee. Do you want to learn a craft or simply spend time crafting with others? There will now be regular meetings on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, starting at 10.30 am in the United Reformed Church, Stetchworth . The May meetings are on Wednesday 9th and 23rd May. All ages welcome. For more information please email this website, or leave a message on the 'Contact Us' page.
Grand Central Variety Show. Saturday 19th May, 7.30 pm. £10 to include food. Please see Newsletter for details.
Stetchworth Autumn Leaves meet fortnightly at the Ellesmere Centre in the Gredley Room at 2.30 pm. Members play bingo and whist and have tea and cake. The annual subscription is £8.00. For contact details please see village News Letter.
Lisa Nixon's Dance Academy
Opening soon at the Ellesmere Centre. For girls and boys aged 3 - 11 years. Fridays in term time. For information please email: email@example.com
Ellesmere Community Shop
Volunteers needed to work in the shop. Can you spare a morning a week, or a morning a fortnight. Help is particularly required to cover for holidays in the Easter period. No experience necessary, but must be reasonably fit. See the News Sheet for contact details, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Parish Meeting. Wednesday 16th May, 7.30 pm.
The Parish Council has received a copy of the definitive parish map, which shows the parish boundary marked in yellow. To view the map click here: definitive parish map
Oil Syndicate. There is a Dullingham and Stetchworth Oil Syndicate in operation. For more details please see the News Sheet or email email@example.com
A new website has been launched featuring walks around the five parishes of Ashley, Cheveley, Dullingham, Stetchworth and Woodditton. To view the walks please go to: http://www.fiveparisheswalks.com/
Cambridgeshire County Council Adult Social Care
AskSARA is a self-help guide that enables people to identify items of equipment that might help them in their daily lives. It provides information on a wide range of equipment options, plus information on manufacturers and local suppliers. AskSARA is hosted by the Disabled Living Foundation and is now available with information localised for people in Cambridgeshire.
Cambridgeshire's version of AskSARA can be found at:
Monday 1.30 - 2.30 pm at Jubilee Court. No charge. For more details please the News Sheet.
St. Peter's Church
Parish records. The Parochial Church Council has had the transcribed ancient parish records bound into a book which is available for reference by appointment at 22 Cooper's Close or at the church. The records covered are: Baptisms 1599-1889, Marriages 1599-1987, Burials 1599-1885 and Banns 1756-1882. A plan of the churchyard memorials with a list of inscriptions is available for reference at the church. An updated plan of the cemetery with a list of names where known is also available at the church.
UNSTABLE GRAVESTONES IN STETCHWORTH CHURCHYARD EXTENSION (opposite side of the road to the church: Upon carrying a regular check of gravestones we have noted that there are several stones which are unstable. These need to be professionally stabilised or laid flat. Notices have been affixed to the unstable stones to alert those tending the graves. In the majority of cases we are not aware of names and addresses of next of kin – some of the stones are quite old and untended it may be that next of kin no longer exist! If they have not been stabilised within the next three months the PCC will have to lay them flat but do not wish to do that, perhaps upsetting relatives, unless necessary. If you know of family members of any of the marked graves, please let me know so that the PCC can contact them. The graves in question are:
Margaret and Jack Turner, Phyllis Mary Marshall and Reginald George Marshall,
Lewis Frederick Bateman, Edith Alice Bateman and Horace Bateman,
Stanley Edward Bateman and Edna May Bateman, Eric John Bateman
Vera Elizabeth Mickleburgh, Edith May Gorham (or Corham)
Rebecca Woollard and John Woollard, Frederick Fuller and Fanny Elizabeth Fuller
David William Claydon and Alice Maud Claydon, John Albert Bushnell and Jessie Bushnell
Eliza Grainger and Edward Grainger
I have omitted those stones where we have been able to contact relatives, or where relatives have already contacted me.
Choir Festival. Tuesday 12th June.
Village Show. 8th July.
Quiz. Ellesmere Centre, 20th October.
The Kitchen Choir meets on Monday's at 7.30 pm at the Ellesmere Centre. Come along if you are interested in singing in a small friendly group. New choir mistress - Ali Swain.
Stetchworth WI meets on the first Tuesday of the month at Jubilee Court. Guests welcome for a small fee of £2 to include refreshments. For contact details please see the village News Sheet. For more information please visit the Stetchworth WI website: http://stetchworthwi.weebly.com/
Ellesmere Lunch Club
There are vacancies for additional members of 65 and over. The club meets for lunch in the Gredley Room during term time at 12.30 pm. The first Wednesday is the Gredley Outing, the second Wednesday is lunch at the Marquis of Granby, Stetchworth.
Now meets on Tuesday mornings, 10 am to 12 noon in the Gredley Room at the Ellesmere Centre. Beginners welcome!
1st Dullingham & Stetchworth Scout Group
The group meets every Wednesday (Cubs) and Friday (Beavers and Scouts) throughout the school year (term time only) at the Taylor Hall, Church Lane, Dullingham, CB8 9XE. We currently run three very active sections with our own trained leaders and a support committee of parents. Beavers is for young people between 6 and 8 years old. Beavers meet on Fridays from 6 pm to 7 pm and their leader is Mrs. Lesley Ling. Wolf Cubs is for young people between 8 and 10 and a half years old. Wolf Cubs meet on Wednesdays from 6.30 pm to 7.45 pm and their leader is Mr. Mark Burton. Scouts is for 10 and a half to 14 years old/Senior Scouts for 15-18 year olds and meets on Fridays from 7.15 pm to 9 pm. Feel free to come along one evening and see if Scouting is for you or alternatively you can email Mark Burton: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website: http://1stdullinghamstetchworthscouts.weebly.com/.
Ellesmere Garden Club
Wednesday 23rd May. Outing to Alswick Hall, Buntingford. Meet at the Ellesmere Centre at 6.00 pm to share cars.
Wednesday 13th June. Outing to Moat House, Little Saxham. Meet at the Ellesmere Centre at 6.30 pm to share cars.
The Stetchworth Community Archive has a digital projector and display boards available for hire. Contact 01638 508336 for details and rates.
For more details of all activities please see the News Sheet or visit the Ellesmere Centre website: www.ellesmerecentre.org.uk or call the office (01638 508212)
Christian Aid Coffee Morning. Friday 18th May at the Ellesmere Centre
Tai Chi. Free taster session, 7th June.
Walking Football for the over 50s. Tuesdays, 6.00 pm. Restarts in April.
Picture and Frame Sale. Mondays in the Gredley Room, starting 9th April.
Walking Netball will start if there is enough interest. Please contact the Centre if you are interested.
Healthy Walks will be running in the future. Please contact the Centre if you are interested.
Mature Keep Fit. Friday, 11.00 am - 1.00 pm.
Booze and Brushes (painting class, bring your own drink) Thursday April 12th, 7.00 pm. Booking essential.
Tag Rugby for children. Starting Thursday 19th April, 5.00 - 6.00 pm.
Carpet Bowls. Monday, 7.30 - 9.30 pm.
Bridge. Tuesday, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm.
Jolly Tots Mother and Toddler group meets on Thursday mornings between 9.30 and 11.30 am. New members are welcome and the cost is £3 per family.
Art. Tuesday, 1.00 - 3.00 pm.
Yoga. Thursday, 6.00 - 7.00 pm. Starting soon.
Kickbox Fit - Adults: Thursday 7-8 pm. Suitable for all fitness levels. Age 16+. A kickboxing fitness class to lose weight, tone, improve stamina, strength and endurance. Kickbox Fit - Kids: Monday 4-5 pm. Age 8+. Great for building confidence, co-ordination and strength in children. Email email@example.com Website: http://www.sdmovefit.co.uk
Tennis club. Wednesday 7.00 - 9.00 pm.
Zumba - Tuesday, 9.30 - 10.30 am (Zumba Tone - with creche).
Pilates classes. Ellesmere Centre. Monday, 9.30 - 10.30 am (all levels). Tuesday, 10.30 - 11.30 am (all levels). Thursday, 7.00 - 8.00 pm (all levels).
Salsa classes. Friday 7.30 - 9.00 pm.
Badminton. Friday, 7.30 - 9.30 pm.
Police Surgeries and telephone numbers
For non-emergencies, general enquiries and to report crime, call 0345 456 456 4.
To give information about crime anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
In an emergency, when a life is in danger or there is a risk of violence or serious injury or when a serious crime is being committed, call 999.
Just moved in?
Useful information for people who have just moved to Stetchworth on the Information page.
Mobile library van
The mobile library van visits once a month on the 4th Wednesday of every month. Woodditton, The Three Blackbirds: 1.15 - 2.15 pm. Stetchworth, Jubilee Court: 2.25 - 3.00 pm. Dullingham, Kettlefields School: 3.10 - 3.40 pm. Burrough Green, Telephone kiosk/Bus stop: 3.50 - 4.10 pm. For renewals or enquiries please ring 0845 045 5225
Waste and kerbside recycling calendar 2018
Recycling dates: Green bins - Friday 11th and Thursday 24th May. Blue bins - Thursdays 3rd and 24th May. (Don't forget the Ellesmere Centre for your recycling)
NEWS FROM THE OTHER VILLAGES
Newmarket Food Bank
St Mary's Dullingham will be a collection point for Newmarket Food Bank. Please bring any donations of food to the church porch on Sunday mornings from 9 am to 12 noon. Please see the News Sheet for more details.
The Boot, Dullingham
Fish n Chip Night - Wednesday, 5.00 - 7.30 pm
Newmarket Air Cadets - Recruiting Now
The Air Cadets in Newmarket is currently recruiting young people aged between 13 and 17. We will give you the opportunity to go flying, gliding and shooting as well as many other aviation-based activities. The chance to complete your Duke of Edinburgh Award as well as learning teamwork and leadership skills are all part of the course. It is also a great place to meet new friends and have fun. To find out more please visit the Air Cadet website: http://www.raf.mod.uk/aircadets/ or our Squadron Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/2417NewmarketATC. We can also be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a visit.
Newmarket Town Band
The Newmarket Town Band, our local Brass Band, would love to welcome new players. The band has members of all abilities and ages; all are welcome! Some own their own instruments but the band can supply if needed. They rehearse each Wednesday evening at Newmarket College where they work hard, have fun and are part of a warm atmosphere. They would love to see you there. For more information, please email: email@example.com
1st Burrough Green Brownies
The Brownies meet weekly in Brinkley during school term, for girls aged 7 to 10 years. For more details and for contact details please see the News Sheet.
Dullingham Flower Club
Thursday 10th May, 8.00 pm, Taylor Hall, Dullingham. A demonstration by Caitlin Miller entitled 'Flower Bar'. Admission £5.00 to include refreshments.
Saxon Street Camera Club
Saxon Street Camera Club meets the last Thursday in the month, 7.00 - 9.00 pm at Saxon Street Methodist Church. For more information, please see the Woodditton village website www.wood-ditton.org.uk