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 18th May, 10.00 am - 12 noon. Raffle, Bring & buy and stalls. All welcome.
Concert of country and gospel music with AG & Kate. Friday 31st May, 7.00 pm. Tickets £7 at the door, to include cold buffet. Visit their website to find out more about this country/gospel duo from the Netherlands: http://www.agandkate.com/
Ellesmere Arts presents 'Fawlty Towers'. 3 episodes: A Touch of Class, The Hotel Inspectors and Basil the Rat. 20th, 21st and 22nd June, 7.30 pm. Tickets £7.50, on sale from 1st May from the Post Office, Stetchworth or 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.
Annual Parish Meeting.Tuesday 14th May, 7.30 pm at the Ellesmere Centre. Presentation by Sue Loaker of Cambridgeshire Constabulary, the East Cambridgeshire Crime Reduction Officer, on Home and Personal Safety. This will be followed by the Annual Parish Meeting of the Parish Council.
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
Celebratory Service. There will be a service to celebrate our success in raising funds at 4.00 pm on Sunday 23rd June. The service will be attended by the Bishop of Huntingdon and will be followed by tea and cake, hopefully in the churchyard.
Village Show.Sunday 14th July with the usual church stalls - tombola, cakes and preserves, books, bric-a-brac etc.
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 meet 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.
Tuesday 7th May, 7.30 pm, Jubilee Court. Discussion of Resolutions, followed by Cookery Talk, Bring & Buy and Beetle Drive. Competition: 3 cheese biscuits.
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 Thursday (Scouts) and Friday (Beavers and Cubs) throughout the school year (term time only) at the 'Old British Legion', High Street, Stetchworth. 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 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 from 7.15 pm to 8.45 pm and their leader is Mr. Mark Burton. Scouts is for 10 and a half to 14 years old and meets on Thursdays 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
Saturday 11th May. Spring Plant and Bulb Sale. Ellesmere Centre, 10 am - 12 noon.
Wednesday 22nd May. Visit to Wimpole Hall Gardens. Meet at the Ellesmere Centre at 6.15 pm.
Saturday 15th June. Coach trip to Gardeners' World Live at the NEC, Birmingham.
Wednesday 26th June. Visit to Hemingford Grey Manor, followed by a pub meal. Meet at the Ellesmere Centre at 6.15 pm.
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)
Friday 7th June. Auction of Promises with Disco and Bar.
Friday 14th June. Film night, showing 'Quartet', with licensed bar.
Doggy Walk and Tea Party. Sunday 21st July.
Mother and Toddler group now meets on Thursday mornings between 10 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.
Open Mic Nights. 11th May and 15th June.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.sdmovefit.co.uk
Quiz Night. 29th June.
Summer Show. Sunday, 14th July.
Tennis lessons. Wednesday afternoons after Easter. Call to book a place for your child.
Zumba - Tuesday, 9.30 - 10.30 am (Zumba Tone - with creche).
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: Thursday 2nd, 16th and 30th May. (Don't forget the Ellesmere Centre for your recycling)
NEWS FROM THE OTHER VILLAGES
Swaffham Bulbeck Summer Theatre
Gilbert and Sullivan's 'Ruddigore or The Witch's Curse'. Theatre in a Barn, Downing Farm, Station Rd, Swaffham Bulbeck. Wednesday 12th June, 7.30 pm, Thursday 13th June 7.30 pm, Friday 14th June 7.30 pm, Saturday 15th June 2.30 pm and 7.30 pm. Tickets available from 1st April from email@example.com. For more information visit the website: http://www.sbst.uk.com.
Whole Benefice Services
Ascension Day Service. Thursday 9th May, 6.00 am. Pet Service. Sunday 12th May, 10.30 am. Both at Westley Waterless parish church.
Dullingham Village Fete
Village Fete and Fun Dog Show, Sunday 16th June at Clare Farm, starting at 2.00 pm.
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 9th May, 8.00 pm. Taylor Hall, Dullingham. Demonstration entitled 'Summer is just around the corner' by Gill Tarry. Entrance £5.
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