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 14th December, 10.00 am - 12 noon. Raffle, Bring & buy and stalls. All welcome.
Ellesmere Devils Pantomime Society
The Ellesmere Devils Pantomime Society presents "Humpty Dumpty". Performances will be on Wednesday 5th February, 6.30pm, Thursday 6th February, 7.30 pm, Friday 7th February, 7.30 pm, and Saturday 8th February, 2.00 pm and 7.30 pm. Ticket prices are £8.50 for Friday and Saturday nights and £7.00 for all other performances. Tickets available from the Ellesmere Centre of email: email@example.com
Voluntary and Community Action East Cambs
Funding and Information Fair for Voluntary and Community Organisations. 23 January, 2.00 pm - 6.00 pm (small buffet available), Gardiner Memorial Hall, High Street, Burwell. Bookable workshops on offer. One-to-one appointments available. Booking essential - call 01353 666166 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Carol Service. Sunday 22nd December, 6.00 pm.
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.
The Kitchen Choir will be singing carols on Monday 23rd December at The Boot, Dullingham, starting at 8.30 pm. The Kitchen Choir meets on Monday's from 8.15 - 9.15 pm at the Ellesmere Centre. Come along if you are interested in singing in a small friendly group. New choir mistress - Ali Swain.
Tuesday 3rd December. Christmas Party.
Stetchworth WI meets on the first Tuesday of the month at Jubilee Court. All welcome. For contact details please see the village News Sheet, or leave a message on the 'Contact Us' page of this website.
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. Cubs is for young people between 8 and 10 and a half years old. Cubs meet on Wednesdays from 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm and their leader is Mr. Mark Burton. Scouts is for 10 and a half to 14 years old 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: email@example.com, or visit the website: http://1stdullinghamstetchworthscouts.weebly.com/.
Ellesmere Garden Club
Wednesday 11th December. Christmas Party. Details available at the November meeting.
Wednesday 8th January. Andrew Sankey will speak on 'Re-thinking your garden. Ellesmere Centre, 8.00 pm.
Unfortunately, the Archive is unavailable at the moment due to a change of web host. It is expected to be accessible again in the spring. This archive is a collection of images, documents and memories of Stetchworth. They can be viewed at www.ccan.co.uk/group.aspx?GroupID=yyyj. More photographs are always welcome.
The Stetchworth Community Archive has a digital projector and display boards available for hire. Contact 01638 508336 for details and rates.
For more details about all activities please see the News Sheet or visit the Ellesmere Centre website: www.ellesmerecentre.org.uk or call the office (01638 508212)
Christmas Fun Day. Saturday 7th December. 11.00 am - 5.30 pm.
Local Performers Night (formerly know as Open Mic). Saturday 11th January.
Quiz Night. Saturday 25th January. Cost £12 per team of a maximum of 6 people. Food available if ordered in advance.
Theresa Marsh School of Dance. Wednesday evenings 8 - 10 pm. £7.00 for the evening.
New children's dance class. Wednesday, 5-6 pm. Also children's gymnastics class. Thursday, 5-6 pm. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bollywood Dance Workout. Thursday 6-7 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.
Street Dancing with Arun Mistry. Starting Mondays from 6-7 pm.
Roller Skating. 1st and 3rd Saturday in the month from 2 - 4 pm. Roller skating parties can also be booked.
Carpet Bowls Club: Monday evening. New members welcome.
Kickbox Fit - Adults: Wednesday 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 lessons. Wednesday afternoons. Call to book a place for your child.
Zumba - Tuesday, 9.30 - 10.30 am (Zumba Tone - with creche).
Pilates classes. Ellesmere Centre. Monday, 9.30 - 10.30 am (all levels). Tuesday, 10.35 - 11.35 am (all levels). Thursday, 7.30 - 8.30 pm (all levels).
Salsa classes. Friday 7.30 - 9.00 pm.
Table tennis. Now Tuesday evenings, 5-7 pm.
Yoga classes are now running with Chrissie Bond. All abilities welcome on Monday evenings from 6 - 7 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
Now visiting fortnightly instead of monthly. Change of day to 2nd Thursday of every month Stetchworth 2.25 - 3.00 pm at Jubilee Court. Dullingham 3.10 - 3.40 pm at Algar Drive and 3.45 - 4.00 pm at Vicarage Close. For renewals or enquiries please ring 0845 045 5225
Waste and kerbside recycling calendar 2013
Recycling dates: Green bins - Thursday 12th and Saturday 28th December, Blue bins - Thursday 5th and 19th November. (Don't forget the Ellesmere Centre for your recycling)
NEWS FROM THE OTHER VILLAGES
Brinkley Parish Church
Lord Williams of Oystermouth (Rowan Williams) will be taking part in the Family Service at Brinkley Parish Church on January 19th. He is keen to meet and chat with as many people as possible.
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.
Cheveley Acorns, a not-for-profit Pre-School has spaces available from September 2012. For more information contact 01638 731004 or email email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 12th December, 8.00 pm. Taylor Hall, Dullingham. Come and enjoy Xmas supper and demonstration entitled 'Festive Fun' Admission £13 to include 2 course supper and tea or coffee. Please pre-book your supper.
Forthcoming events at the Jarman Centre, 119 Duchess Drive, Newmarket:
Archery Club restarts on Sunday 7th April, 2.30 to 5.00 pm. Anyone over the age of 7 is welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. £5 per person. For contact details please see News Sheet.
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