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Willingham Youth Centre


The Willingham Youth Club meets during term time every Monday from 6.30-8.00 (ages 11-13) and Wednesdays from 6.30-8.30 (ages 11-16).


The aim of the Youth Club is to give the young people of Willingham and surrounding villages a space to meet friends, socialise and engage in activities away from home, ranging from arts and crafts, computer games, board games, music to outdoor sports and cookery. The Club is yours and you have a full say in all the activities that are on offer: if there is something that you are keen to do just make the suggestion. There is also a tuck shop during club nights which is staffed by Youth Club members, giving experience of cash handling and business management. Now and then there is the opportunity for some of the young people to take on volunteer roles at community events, raising further funds for the Youth Club activities.


The new Willingham Youth Centre, opened in January 2015, is attached to the Ploughman Hall, West Fen Road, Willingham CB24 5LP. It is a two-storey dedicated space with fully fitted kitchen, relaxation areas and a wide range of equipment. The space is also available for regular hire by groups and for children’s parties (we have a full set of kiddy-sized tables and chairs that may be used for this purpose).


Just turn up on the night. We are a friendly and informal group and would love to meet you. Members joining for the first time are required to complete a parental consent form. The cost per session is £1 per person.


The Youth Club is open to all secondary school students aged from 11 – 16 years. It is staffed by appropriately trained adults who have all been DBS checked. Members have the freedom to come and go as they please but are always supervised when in the Youth Club building.

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Foodbank collection point for Rampton

Rampton Motors has kindly agreed to be a collection point for
donations to Ely Foodbank (of which Cottenham is a branch).
Please take any tins or long-life items, with at least 3 months to expiry date, to the garage where there will be a tub for the collection. A list of suitable goods will be on the noticeboard by the Village hall or in the bus shelter.
If you have any queries or would like your items collected please contact
Judi Middleton on 251607. Thank you!

Stay well this winter

In the past year as many of one in four residents in Cambridgeshire visited A&E when they could have used an alternative service or looked after themselves at home.

Each visit to A&E costs the local NHS £87, and that’s before any treatment is given. When you look at the figures, this costs the local NHS over £4 million a year. In turn this is the equivalent cost of 677 hip replacements, or 287 liver transplants or 115 more dementia nurses.

Using A&E when you don’t need to can also have a knock-on effect to the rest of the hospital, as busy A&E departments resulted in 500 cancelled operations and procedures because a bed was no longer available, and longer waiting and referral times.

But you can help

  • Stay healthy – get a flu vaccination if you are eligible
  • Look after others – check on elderly friends, relatives and neighbours especially in spells of cold weather, help them to keep warm and have the medication they might need
  • Be prepared – get your prescriptions in early before the holidays and see your pharmacist or GP for any issues you might be putting off
  • Choose the right service – your local pharmacy can provide confidential, expert advice and treatment for a range of common illnesses and complaints, without having to wait for a GP appointment. 

For help with finding local NHS services visit http://www.cambsandpeterboroughchoosewell.co.uk/

Summer Fayre

The traditional summer fayre will start at 2pm, 2nd July on the green. We would be really grateful for offers of help with setting up during the morning, as well as the usual assistance with stalls. To offer assistance please call Judy Garstang 01954 250960