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Cookersfrom199.99HomeLaundryFrom149.99LEDTelevisionsFrom199.99Refrigerationfrom99.99Call us now on: 01733 20878726 - 28 Broad Street Whittlesey Peterborough PE7 1HAwww.kellyvision-kcs.co.uk | Email: sales@kellyvision-kcs.co.ukFor the BEST DEALS come and visit your local electrical retailerFREE DELIVERYFREE INSTALLATION** FREE REMOVALOF OLD APPLIANCE** excluding Built-In and Gas appliances.Home Entertainment and Domestic Appliance SpecialistKELLYVISION 01733 208787 KELLYVISION 01733 208787 KELLYVISION 01733 208787 KELLYVISION 01733 208787KELLYVISION01733208787KELLYVISION01733208787KELLYVISION01733208787KELLYVISION01733208787KELLYVISION01733208787KELLYVISION01733208787KELLYVISION01733208787KELLYVISION01733208787MON 9am - 5pmTUE 9am - 5pmWED 9am - 5pmTHUR CLOSEDFRI 9am - 5pmSAT 9am - 5pmSUN CLOSEDCall us now on: 01733 20878726-28 Broad Street, Whittlesey, PE7 1HAwww.kellyvision-kcs.co.uk See back page for the latest deals!Issue 18 / March 2015Freya Molloy retains Junior Sportswoman of the Year Award page 38Cambridgeshire finally has a flagpage 4Spotlight on The March Society page 44 Insidet h i s i s s u eSKYLARK'S SPRING GARDENING TIPSpage 12Your favour i te f ree community magazine del ivered to your door D I S C O V E R I N G March | March 2015 2 Editor Andrew Smith Design Vinny Clark Natasha Shiels Operations Director Andrew Armstrong Sales Director Claire Saberton Accounts Wendy Chapman Photographer www.CharlesDavidPhotography.co.uk Contributors Jennifer Lawler March Chamber Eamonn Dorling Eileen Le Voi Fraser Dawbarns LLP Solicitors Dack Pearson Solicitors Best Friends Vets Steve Barclay Kit Owen Bob Fitzjohn March Podiatry Shannon Barrow David Lazarus Sue Lazarus The Light CinemaHow to contact us...Andrew Smith - Editoreditor.march@discoveringmagazines.co.ukClaire Saberton - Sales Director01778 421427 - 07837 499061sales@discoveringmagazines.co.ukJilly Lunn - Sales Executive077126 76133info@discoveringmagazines.co.ukAndrew Armstrong - Operations Director01733 200609 - 077809 22214whittleseyadvertiser@fsmail.netBenwick Rd Industrial Est, Benwick Road, Whittlesey, PE7 2HDDiscovering March is published by a local team and is not associated with any other business. Care is taken to ensure that the content and information is correct, however we cannot take any responsibility for loss, damage or omission caused by any errors. Permission must be granted to reproduce, copy or scan anything from this publication. For a copy of our contributors guidelines please email info@discoveringbourne.co.ukWelcome to Discovering March - MarchAndrewMarch his past month has certainly demonstrated the great variations in our weather. At start of the year we were threatened with blizzards and gale force winds, most of which, as usual, failed to materialise. Although we did get some snow which was nice, particularly as wed chosen a snowy picture as our cover image for February. However, like always it was fleeting and the snow soon melted and was replaced with rain and chilling winds, but again that didnt last for too long and as I write this the weather is so good it could quite easily pass for a summers day. Speaking of summer, although its at the back of all our minds it technically starts on the last Sunday of the month, as the clocks go forward and an hours sleep is lost. Not to mention all the time that will taken up by engaging in conversations as to the merits of putting the clocks forwards and backwards. While well all no doubt be hoping for a pleasant summer, much like the last years, I will also be hoping, as a hay fever sufferer, that the allergy season is a short one. Apparently its already started and there are a record number of people in the UK, approximately 12 million, wholl be affected. What I really dont understand is that before I moved to March I had never suffered with hay fever before. Maybe having grown up in a more built up part of the country my nostrils are more used to pollution than fresh air, but Im fast approaching five years in March so hopefully this is the year they finally acclimatise. In the magazine this month you can read about the story behind the competition to find a flag for Cambridgeshire. It seemed strange to me when I first heard that, prior to the competition; Cambridgeshire, and a number of other counties, did not have an official flag. All there was before was the Cambridgeshire County Council Flag. This months club spotlight focuses on The March Society, our food page will provide you with delicious, albeit unhealthy, way to start the weekend and you can read about all the latest film to releases courtesy of the Light Cinema and much more. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed making it. TWelcome to your March edition of Discovering March. Your favourite freebie is bulging with interesting features. Its really heart-warming to hear that there are lots of you who are finding, month on month, that the magazine is getting more interesting, with an even wider range of features and articles covered. Thank you for your endorsement and long may it continue. Claire x March 2015 | D I S C O V E R I N G March 3 Wings Of Peterborough Fenlake Business Centre, Fengate Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE1 5BQ 01733 296969 www.wingsskoda.co.uk sales@wingsskoda.comKODA Citigo Best car under 10,000KODA Fabia Best small carKODA Fabia Overall winnerKODA Octavia Best family carNIL ADVANCE PAYMENT available on the new KODA Fabia AN OFFER YOU CANT MISSFOR A CAR YOU CANT IGNORENil advance payment applies to selected new Fabia models, please see skoda.co.uk/motability for full details. Only valid for applications to Motability from 1 January to 31 March 2015. Prices and speci cations are accurate at time of print. Offers may be varied or withdrawn at any time and are not available with any other offer. *Standard on SE and SE L. Model shown is KODA Fabia Hatch SE 1.0 MPI 75PS 12,760 with race blue metallic pearlescent paint 535, panoramic sunroof package 600, sunset glass from B-pillar back 180, front LED running lights 190, front fog lights 170 and Savio alloys (aftersales accessories) 800, available with nil advance payment plus the retail cost of all the options. Total cost 15,235.Of cial fuel consumption for the Fabia range in mpg (litres/100km): Urban 46.3 (6.1) to 72.4 (3.9); Extra Urban 67.3 (4.2) to 91.1 (3.1); Combined 58.8 (4.8) to 83.1 (3.4). CO2 emissions for the Fabia range are 110 to 88 g/km. Standard EU test gures for comparative purposes and may not re ect real driving results.Visit www.wingsskoda.co.uk or call 01733 296969 to find out moreInnovative car retailer Wings of Peterborough is the longest established retailer of new KODA vehicles in Cambridgeshire and was the rst purpose-built, standalone KODA Centre in the UK.Wings has started 2015 on a massive high with its latest addition, the attention-stealing new KODA Fabia. The economical, stylish Fabia not only won Best Small Car of the Year 2015 at the prestigious What Car? Awards, but also scooped overall Car of the Year 2015.A family run business, with father and son at the helm and over 20 years experience, Wings offers the complete range of new KODA models, along with an extensive selection of approved used KODA vehicles. A strong friendly team is on-hand that really care about looking after you, whether you want a new car or if you are bringing your KODA in for a service. Rest assured, customer care is at the heart of their business. D I S C O V E R I N G March | March 2015 4 | Community news By Andrew SmithThe winning design by Brady Ells features three gold crowns representing East Anglia, placed against a blue field with wavy lines representing the river Cam and are in the colours of Cambridge University. His design was chosen by the public in a competition organised by adventurer and campaigner Andy Strangeway. This is the fifth time Andy has organised a competition like this and he explained the steps taken to do so for Cambridgeshire, he said: When I realised that Cambridgeshire never had a flag, thats how I became interested. I then launched a competition for people to design a flag and 17 designs came in, we had some designs from Cambridgeshire, some from Brazil and some from Sweden. Then myself, a representative from the Flag Institute, the Chairman of Cambridgeshire County Council and other local leaders (including Ross McGivern from Fenland District Council) eliminated these down to six designs and those six designs were put to a public vote. The result was unanimous as Brady Ells design received more than two-thirds of all the votes cast and Andy explained what advantages having an official flag will bring to Cambridgeshire, and how the whole competition didnt cost a penny, he said: It was just based Cambridgeshire Finally has a Flag As strange as it may sound until February 1st 2015, the county of Cambridgeshire did not have an official flag, but after a design competition and public vote it now does. on the goodwill of everybody, I gave my time for free, Graham Bartram (the Flag Institutes Chief Vexillologist) gave up his time and the judges gave up their time freely. The beauty of this now is youve got brand Cambridgeshire and its how you use it. There is no copyright; nobody owns the design so its totally free to use. You could say this a wonderful present to the folk of Cambridgeshire to go and make business, to celebrate their cultural heritage, their sporting achievements, thats what its about. As previously mentioned this is the fifth time Andy has organised a campaign to create a flag for a region of the UK, and he explained why he decided to launch the very first one for the East Riding of Yorkshire, he said: I do a lot of outdoor activities and I sleep in remote locations and I decided to sleep on the summit of all 52 counties of England and Wales. When I did this if there was a flag for that county I decided to take that flag to the summit. Then the legislation with regards to flag flying was slightly tweaked in September 2012 and it states that you can fly flags of the Ridings of Yorkshire, but at that point there were no flags for the Ridings of Yorkshire. Im a proud man from the East Riding so the first thing I did was establish a competition and thats how things unfolded. After finding a flag for the East Riding Andy then established competitions to find flags for the North and West Ridings of Yorkshire as well as County Durham before launching the Cambridgeshire flag competition in May 2014. To find out more about Andy and the competition visit: https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com An adventurer and campaigner, Yorkshireman Andy Strangeway has organised five flag design competitions March 2015 | D I S C O V E R I N G March 5Address line 1, Address line 2, TOWN, POSTCODEofficial clogau stockistsWeb addressTel: XXXXX XXXXXX Email: sales@xxxxxxx.co.uk Store NameT: 01354 653 162 / 658906 | E: jane@hrmallett.force9.co.uk | 32 Broad Street MarchSOUL MATES.Love birds. 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Eastwood End. Wimblington PE15 0PUTel: 01354 279379 Email: office@sovereign-improvements.co.ukSovereign ImprovementsConservatoriesUPVC Windows & doorsComposite doorsFascia, Soffits, & gutteringHome Maintenance.WE DONT SELLWE LET YOU BUY!Local & Friendly Pressure Sales Obligation quotes Insurance Backed GuaranteeNo No 10 years D I S C O V E R I N G March | March 2015 8 | Food By Sue LazarusIn the Interest of Economy! n the first weekend of February my husband and I awoke late on the Saturday morning and decided that we deserved a treat for brunch. However, we are on an economy drive after Christmas, so determining what we were going to have, had to be based on what was available at that moment in the kitchen.The meagre scraps left in the fridge did not inspire us. Then my husband, who was reading a newspaper, noted that it was Super Bowl weekend and said we should go American for Brunch. So, with that theme in mind, I prowled around the kitchen looking for inspiration. We had half a bloomer loaf, a little stale but ok for toast. We had some bacon in the freezer I had bought to slap on the Christmas turkey but never used. It was an offcut pack so a bit of a lottery as to what it might contain but then it came to me, I would make French toast with cinnamon and crispy bacon!I pulled the bacon offcuts apart, cut them into strips and put them under the grill to crisp up. Follow my recipe for the cinnamon French toast, then dish it up and scatter the crispy bacon all around each plate and top off with warmed maple syrup. Quite delicious, but I should add that this is probably not on any New Year diet you might be on!Sue is a Cordon Bleu Chef and Managing Director of Simple Flair www.simpleflair.co.uk OCinnamon French Toastu 1 tbsp ground cinnamonu 100g caster sugaru 4 slices of white bread (preferably stale)u 115g butteru 700ml milk (semi skimmed)u 6 large eggsu tsp saltu 2 tsp pure vanilla extractu Maple syrup to serve1. Preheat your oven to 200oC2. Line a baking tray with foil (make sure it goes up the sides to retain liquid)3. Mix the butter, cinnamon and sugar in a bowl to form a paste4. Place the slices of bread on the tray and spread the butter, cinnamon and sugar paste on the upturned side of each slice5. Toast the bread in the oven until it has caramelised and is crunchy on top (about 7-10 minutes)6. Reduce the oven heat to 190oCWhisk the milk, eggs, salt and vanilla in a separate bowl and poor over the toast in the baking tray. This is why it is important to line the sides with the foil. Let it all sit for about 15 minutes so that it the toast has time to absorb the custard mix.When it is all nice and soggy, bake for 30 minutes until puffed and golden and no liquid seeps out when you press it. Enjoy the indulgence. March 2015 | D I S C O V E R I N G March 961 HIGH STREET MARCH PE15 9JJ 01354 650551LADYS BARLADIES... 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As the days begin to lengthen so does the long list of jobs that need doing before it all gets out of control. Seed potatoes should be well chitted by now left out in a warm, light and dry space to promote their eyes. If you havent bought them already, fear not there is still a good selection available now at Skylark including first earlier, maincrop and salad potatoes. Fancy something different? Try Pink Fir Apple or go with traditional International Kidney for Top Tips from Skylark Garden Centre Skylark Garden Centre will continue to open everyday Mon-Sat 9-6 and Sunday 10-4 www.skylarkgardencentre.co.ukSkylark Country Store & Garden Centre, Manea Rd, Wimblington, March PE15 0PE. 01354 741212The Cafe is open everyday Mon-Sat 10-5 and Sunday 10-4 | Gardening cornerJersey Royal Potatoes or Maris Piper for great chipping potatoes. Wait until the frosts have passed before planting though, you dont want all that lovely green growth killed off before it has a chance to mature. The sap will be rising and soon it will be too late to prune wisteria, clematis and buddleia so take advantage of any dry, bright days to sharpen your secateurs and get out into your borders. Do not panic if they have rusted shut or no longer cut the mustard, a complete range is available in-store from budget to best some with a 10-year guarantee. Dont prune evergreen shrubs until next month, theyll need that extra growth to get them started and only prune winter flowering shrubs on their old wood, but make sure to leave a third of the shrub to promote new growth for this winter. Once soil temperatures are consistently above 6C you can begin to sow seeds outside. Sweet peas and broad beans can be sown first, but remember; if there are any cold nights forecast make sure you cover them up with a seedling cloche, which is made for use on open ground or raised beds.Spring has arrived and as most gardeners know, it is the start of the busy season. As the days begin to lengthen so does the long list of jobs that need doing before it all gets out of control.The Easter Funyard will re-open on the 28th March for the Easter holidays until the 12th April. There will be the usual attractions such as the pesky pigeon tractor ride, the trotter trophy pig racing and go-kart track. Plus lamb feeding, daily appearances from Peppa Pig and an Easter egg hunt every day. Tickets are available on the gate, but to save 1 per person, go to www.skylarkmaizemaze.co.uk and buy your tickets online. All the events are included in the entry price, but places for the lamb feeding must be booked in advance by either visiting the garden centre or calling 01354 741212. The funyard will be open every day from 10am to 4pm, with last entry at 3pm. 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This year we saw our Deputy Chairman, William Evans, regretfully standing down after many years service to the organisation. After thanking William for the time and effort he had put into the Branch, the committee moved for nominations to the post and we are pleased to report that Les Lane, our Ceremonial Officer, was voted in. Other Branch Officers stood for re-election and were returned by the members. We believe our Branch of the RNA is unique in recognizing the valuable role played by associate members and elect an Associate Member Representative to the Committee to ensure their views are heard. This year Ina Rasell was proposed and subsequently elected. Also Mr. and Mrs. Tunley were appointed Branch Auditors for 2015. Patricia Rogers informed members that she had applied for and just received the Arctic Emblem on behalf of her father, Douglas Donnelly. This award commemorates the service of merchant seamen and members of the armed forces who braved the appalling conditions and dangers of the arctic region between September 1939 and May 1945. Our Chairman Terry Shad expressed disappointment that the medal had been simply sent through the post rather than formally presented to Patricia, given the sacrifices her father had made for us all and determined to investigate if that could be corrected. Notwithstanding the AGM, all our Branch meetings and events are fun to attend. The comradeship and support for others that we experienced when in the Royal Navy are continued within the RNA and as the Branch Public Relations Officer (PRO), I try to present the Branch to the world through articles such as this and our web site. Some weeks ago it became clear to me that the first web site I built for the Branch early last year was simply too factual and failed to present what being part of our organisation is actually like. A fact my shipmates were too polite to tell me, bless them, though the delight expressed when I made it known I was going to revamp the site was apparent! I published a new site on the 4th February 2015 in the hope it better presents March Branch of the RNA as the thriving and fun organisation it is. I remind readers that membership is open to all branches and disciplines of serving and retired members of the Royal Navy and their families. Please take a look at the new site www.marchrna.org and see what you think.The March Branch of the RNA holds its AGMT March 2015 | D I S C O V E R I N G March 15D&K Maintenance07990 738 808 or 01354 677 578 Trees / Hedges Turfing Fencing Paths / Patios Driveways Odd Jobs Brickwork Drainage / Guttering Electrical & Plumbing Roofing / Chimney Repairs Rubbish Collection Servicelandscapes & property maintenanceRarely Beaten on Price Discounts for OAPs Fast & Friendly Service Local Authority Approved Free Advice & No Obligation Quotes01733 350400 Digital Aerials Specialists TV-FM-Dab Aerials Sky HD/Digital - Sky Approved - Freesat Storm Damage Hidden Dish Experts HD Installations & Multi Room/Magic Eye FREEVIEW Additional Telephone Points TV Installation & Wall Mounting CCTV & Alarm Systems All Electrical Work Carried Out Communal Systems - Flats - Nursing HomesFENLAND ELECTRICAL SERVICESExperienced, Affordable, Reliable & Localwww.fenlandelectrical.co.ukSpecialist in poor reception areasPortrait Photography Specialists(Families and Pets)Your Local Studio near TescoDirector Dr. Christopher Ley(see web site for more details) D I S C O V E R I N G March | March 2015 16 he town of March was originally two settlements: Merche around St Wendredas and Mercheford the later settlement at the river crossing. The month of March heralded the New Year until 1752, and March 20th is the Equinox when day and night are the same length. Lady Day on March 25th was historically an important festival, a quarter day when bills were paid, often settled in the fens in Lent by the payment of eels. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday after Shrove Tuesday and continues for six weeks until Easter. On March 25th 1622 March churchwardens paid iiij (4) shillings for the towns previous years due for maimed souldiers. (1) During Lent, Mothering Sunday was a time when people returned to their mother church. (2) St Wendredas was a chapel of ease of Doddington church and Marchs only church until St Johns (1871), followed by St Marys, St Peters and St Mary Magdalens, and is in the diocese of Ely. Young people in service were given a days holiday on Mothering Sunday to visit their mother and take gifts. From Victorian times Simnel cakes, with eleven marzipan balls to represent the disciples minus Judas, were eaten at the family gatherings on Mothering Sunday and at Easter. March 1894 saw the completion of the Tranship Shed at Whitemoor which had been in progress since December. It was said to be one of the best constructed sheds on the GE and GN Joint Companys system. The former wooden shed was burnt to the ground in 1893 and a temporary shed had been used for the very large proportions of transhipping. The new brick building was 200 ft long, 72ft wide, 16 ft to the eaves and 38 ft to the ridge. The walls were faced with Leicestershire bricks and the iron roof covered with 5000 pieces of glass plus slates and boards. (3) Chas Ground, Clerk of March Urban District Council, Town Hall March, announced March Entire Horse Show to be held in the Recreation Ground Gall Road, March on Wednesday March 31st 1915. Carthorses were due to be shown at 3.30 and Nag Horses at 4.15. A charge of one shilling was made for the admission of each horse and attendant. Admission to the ground was threepence. (4) In March 1915 recent enlistments were: William Barley, Arthur Albert Short and Charles Marshall of March, Percy Clarke of Manea, and A P Wilkerson of Wimblington. As the standard chest measurement is now greatly reduced, those who have applied before and been rejected for this reason, may get through now, while men who have been rejected for defective teeth can now enlist. (5) An aircraft passed over March towards Coldham on Wednesday night March 17th. All lights at the station were lowered in response to orders received from headquarters. (6)1. March St Wendredas Churchwardens accounts 2. Rev R F McNeile Christianity in Southern Fenland 1948, in Rex Sly http://rexslyinthefens.blogspot.co.uk/ 3. The Cambridgeshire Times, March 18th 1894 4-6. 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Need a recommendation for a reputable trader?The award-winning www.safelocaltrades.com is your trusted local website, providing you with a register of highly recommended, tried and tested tradesmen in your area. All members are criminal record checked, vetted and approved, have agreed to abide by a Service Charter and are monitored on an on-going basis; thereby giving you complete peace of mind.WINNER ofBest NewBusiness Idea2008www.safelocaltrades.com0800 014 1832To see our full list of members and to read all recommendations, just go toTear out page and keepPeterborough Neighbourhood and Home WatchLooking out for the communityin association with thewww.cambridgeshiredriveways.com01733 810063tDriveways & PatiosUPVC Window & Door Repairswww.sparkleoven.co.uk01354 660003Call Tracy ontTel: 01733 123456Tradesmen01354 661 142Call Emin on www.rapid-marchlocksmith.co.ukt01354 660506Call John onthunterjohn9@sky.comArrowAwardwinningOven & Appliance Cleaning (inc. BBQs)Washing Machine & Appliance RepairsLocksmith 24/7By Eileen Le Voi www.safelocaltrades.com | Consumer AdviceMarch Chamber of CommerceAlmost 30 members and guests enjoyed the Chambers open meeting on February 9th, which featured a talk from Hazel Cottrell of Creative Content Company on managing Social Media for business. It was great to see so many businesses and, in particular, the range of companies represented on the evening; which made for an enjoyable session of learning, networking and nibbling!After Hazels talk, the current Chair Debbie Buck outlined some of the plans for the Spring meetings and the chambers involvement in several local committees. We are particularly interested in compiling a history of the March Chamber of Commerce with a view to exhibiting it at the Summer Festival. To this end, if you have any information, old photographs or other memorabilia which you would be prepared to donate, lend or copy, please contact Debbie Buck at dktherapy in Dartford Road (01354 661 127). Membership of the Chamber of Commerce is just 10 per business for 2015 and will entitle you to attend our future presentations and meetings. For further details on our activities, please contact the Secretary, Michelle Pegg on 01733 840 009.VOLUNTEERS from Safe Local Trades in Peterborough joined forces in their own DIY SOS-style transformation project for the citys newly opened Dementia Resource Centre. The facility, on Lincoln Road, opened its door last September, providing a hub for dementia support, (offering information, advice, activity groups and training for carers). But it was when the centre appealed for help in transforming a patch of wasteland into a community garden - where patients and groups can plant flowers and grow vegetables - that Safe Local Trades came to the rescue. Following an appeal to members by Safe Local Trades director, Eileen Le Voi, free materials and labour by generous volunteers have led to the revamping of the area to create a calming and relaxing space. Among those offering their help were Travis Perkins in Ivatt Way, Peterborough, who provided all the building materials free of charge. The design and transformation of the garden was thanks to Safe Local Trades landscape experts, members Oakfield UK and Style Home Improvements. Safe Local Trades director, Eileen Le Voi, who co-ordinated the project, said: These generous members had no hesitation in offering their services, skills and time to this remarkable and very worthwhile project I cant thank them enough. The end result looks wonderful, and we all hope that the patients and activity groups using the garden will get enormous pleasure from it. Rob Henchy, interim commissioning manager, Adult Social Care, Peterborough City Council, said: This act of kindness and generosity, reminiscent of the BBCs DIY SOS programme, is thanks to individuals from Oakfield UK, for excavating the land, and from Style Home Improvements, for laying the paving slabs, and of course to Travis Perkins, for donating the materials for the ground works. A huge thank you from everyone at the Dementia Resource Centre to you all and especially to Eileen Le Voi from Safe Local Trades, Peterborough, for making this happen. As the Dementia Resource Centre was so grateful, a plaque was erected on the wall, thanking Safe Local Trades and their members for donating their time and labour in making it all possible. The centre is run by the Alzheimers Society and funded by Peterborough City Council.Safe Local Trades Volunteers Answer DIY SOS for Resource Centre Garden Revamp March 2015 | D I S C O V E R I N G March 19Call Chris onwww.windowrepairpeterborough.co.uk0800 1577 958Tel: 01733 123456TradesmenNew Garage Doors & RepairsRIDGEWAYGARAGE DOORSwww.ridgewaygaragedoors.co.uk01733 772934Call Tracey onttHere are some of our members safelocaltrades.comRecommended & Appro edNot sure who to trust? Need a recommendation for a reputable trader?The award-winning www.safelocaltrades.com is your trusted local website, providing you with a register of highly recommended, tried and tested tradesmen in your area. 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BBQs)Washing Machine & Appliance RepairsLocksmith 24/7 | Consumer Advice D I S C O V E R I N G March | March 2015 20Thick Socks, Woolly Hats and Ice Breakers at the ReadyAs I wrote this report I was looking out at my fish pond, which was covered in ice and snow, and thought what person in their right mind would want to go fishing in this weather? Then I realised that I had to get my bait ready as I was fishing the next day in the HAJAC Winter League at Benwick along with another 70 mad anglers. The match was fished on the Old Nene, Raveley Drain and Factory Bank at Ramsey. The winner was Abbi Kendal who fished the Factory Bank section; she weighed in with 8lb 10oz of small Roach. Abbi lives in March and is a member of the English Ladies Fishing Squad. The Old Nene through March is fishing hard with little flow and no colour in the water. 6lb was all that was needed to win the local club match at West End Park. One stretch which did still produce in the cold weather was the 20ft drain at Chain Bridge, where there were plenty of Roach still feeding. The Pike were active as well, with Mick Curtis landing eight in one session, the biggest of which weighed in at 16lb. The last open match on the Old Nene, which was fished at the end of January, saw Harlow angler Billy Beham take top spot with 22lb. He was drawn on Pig Market corner, and second place went to March angler Rob Wright, who sat next to Wigstones Bridge and caught 18lb of Roach. On the lakes fishing has been hard, I fished with the Townsend Angling Club at Decoy on Elm Lake and only needed seven fish for 22lb to take top spot. Pete Church only had two fish for 9lb which was good enough for second place. On the same day the Decoy Open, which was fished on Beastie Lake and usually requires catches of Carp to well over 100lb to win; was won with a catch of only 25lb of Roach. One lake that has seen plenty of action is Townsend Lakes, which hold a couple of open matches each week. With the food going in regularly the fish seem to be responding and 60lb is needed to win most matches.Finally, by the time you read this report there will only be two weeks of the river season left it ends on March 14th. Also dont forget your rod licence runs out on the 31st March. Tight Lines! | Local Fishing Round Up with Bob Fitzjohn March 2015 | D I S C O V E R I N G March 21Garage ConversionsFitzRoy is a national charity that transforms lives by providing support for people with learning disabilities. We are looking for support workers to work with adults with in our friendly supported living services in March. Experience preferred but not essential.Full-time, part-time and bank roles available. Benefits include full training, contributory pension & more.Please call 01953 609291 or visit www.fitzroy.orgRegistered charity Number 1011290Were Recruiting!Help to transform somebodys lifet: 01354 661 778 www.wrightstools.co.uk10160WTS~1775x860sign.indd 1 11/07/2012 08:11t: 01354 661 778 www.wrightstools.co.uk10160WTS~1775x860sign.indd 1 11/07/2012 08:11www.wrightstools.co.ukt: 01354 661 778 e: enquiries@wrightstools.co.uk Unit 1, 57 Thorby Avenue, March, Cambs , PE15 0AZMore than 25,000 toolsOne stop access to over 200 leading brandsBuy today - or order and collect here tomorrowWhatever your task, weve got the tools for the job D I S C O V E R I N G March | March 2015 22MattersCommunityWe bring you items of interest for your home and community.If there is something youd like us to cover or you have something to say please get in touch at:Discovering March, Benwick Road, Ind. Est, Benwick Road, Whittlesey, PE7 2HDeditor.march@discoveringmagazines.co.ukFenland District CouncilFenland Hall County Rd, March, Cambridgeshire PE15 8NQ. 01354 654321 For Police ring 101 non emergency num-ber or 999 if crime is active. Doctors surgery:Cornerstone Practice 01354 606300 26 Elwyn Road, MarchMercheford House 01354 656841 28 Elwyn Road, March The Riverside Practice 01354 66192222 Marylebone Road, MarchDoddington Medical Centre 01354 740311NumbersUsefulVolunteers needed in Fenland Cambridgeshire Hearing Help is extending its hearing help support to the Fens in 2015. The charity works with the local audiology services and the County Council Sensory team to provide hearing aid servicing and battery supplies to NHS hearing aid users in local, easy to reach venues. It also advises on much needed additional equipment such as TV amplifiers and telephones. Director, Frances Dewhurst said: Volunteering offers opportunities to learn new skills, join a friendly team and support your local community. Our volunteers find the work extremely rewarding and stay with us for many years. Cambridgeshire Hearing Help is looking for new volunteers in Fenland, especially in March and Wisbech, and will be running a training course starting on Tuesday 10th March at the March Youth & Community Centre. For further details contact Melanie Lombardi on 01223 416 141 or enquiries@cambridgeshirehearingehelp.org.uk. Alternatively you can visit: www.cambridgeshirehearinghelp.org.uk. Fenland Association for Community Transport Fenland Association for Community Transport (FACT) operates as a not-for-profit organisation serving the Fenland area, and is aimed at people who have difficulties using conventional modes of transport. They aim to provide accessible, affordable and safe transport services. Dial-A-Ride: Is a pre-bookable service operating throughout the Fenland area five days a week. The service is based on a timetable route and users holding a bus pass can use the service free of charge. Dial-A-Car: Is a service specifically aimed at individual people who live within the Fenland area and have no other means of transport. This service is based on your needs and can be used to take you to appointments, visit friends, or anywhere you need to go that you cannot get to by using our Dial-A-Ride service. To book a car call Hannah on 01354 661 234. You must be a member of FACT to use its services membership is 10 per year. For more information call 01354 661 234 or email: contact@fact.gb.com. Alternatively you can visit: www.fact-cambs.co.uk. March 2015 | D I S C O V E R I N G March 23Become an Eddies Befriender Eddies a local charity which supports adults with learning disabilities through its befriending scheme is looking for more people to volunteer in Fenland (particularly in March and Wisbech). If you are aged 18 or over you could make a difference to someones life by sparing a few hours each month to do things like meals out, trips to the seaside or meeting for a cuppa and a chat. Volunteer co-ordinator Suzanne Lombardo, said: Volunteering is always fun, doesnt cost you a penny and it really does make a big difference to the person being befriended as well as the volunteer. To volunteer with Eddies you do not need any previous experience as full training is provided free and volunteers are matched with someone based on age, location and interests. Bev Housden, a volunteer befriender who joined Eddies after seeing a newspaper advert, said: Having retired from nursing I wanted to give something back to the community and Ive never looked back. Bev has been a befriender to Steph, who is in her mid-40s and has mild learning disabilities, for almost three years. In that time Bev has taken Steph bowling, horse riding and to weekly artworks sessions; and has noticed the difference it has made, she said: Stephs confidence in going to different places and meeting new people has gone from strength to strength. I have enjoyed befriending Steph and watching her gain confidence while making new friends. And knowing it has helped her mum regain some free time for herself is a wonderful feeling. If you would like to become an Eddies befriender contact volunteer co-ordinator Suzanne Lomabrdo on 01354 651 166 or email: Suzanne.lombardo@eddies.org.uk. Marriage and Civil Partnership Ceremonies Volunteer OpportunityCambridgeshire County Council is looking for meet and greet volunteers who can spare a few hours on a regular basis (Saturdays). For more information contact Helen Bentley on 01223 792 180 or Helen.bentley@cambridgeshire.gov.uk. Steph has benefitted from an Eddie's befriender D I S C O V E R I N G March | March 2015 24 njoy the hassle-free route to the Costa Brava with Southern Holidays, for a service without equal from the Spanish Coach Holiday experts. Established in 1998, Southern Holidays continue to offer you the personal touch, and the ultimate in a coach holiday experience. We will transport you to your destination in comfort and style. Whilst travelling down to Spain, you can enjoy the beautiful French scenery, and take advantage of our free hot and cold soft drinks service, served by one of our experienced coach hostesses. A typical holiday with Southern starts with you being collected from your local departure point, on a Friday morning, and travelling to Dover to board an early afternoon ferry crossing to Calais. You continue down through France, via Reims, Lyon and Montpellier, before crossing into Spains Catalan region on Saturday morning. Upon arrival at your hotel, our resort representative, Rita, will greet you and assist you in checking in to your hotel. From here on in, you are free to do as you please for the duration of your holiday, whether you wish to relax by the pool or take an excursion to one of Spains many iconic attractions. Rita will always be on hand for the duration of your holiday, in case of any requests or problems - you just need to ask. Our hotels, all 3* or 4*, have all been evaluated by our experienced staff. You can choose from self-catering, half-board, full-board or all-inclusive packages to suit your needs. The coastal resorts that we travel to are all family-friendly and have something for all ages.Why travel with Southern Holidays? No airport hassle or flight delays. No car parking or airport transfer costs. Free pick-up from a wide choice of local points. Single travellers always welcome. Family-friendly free child places are available. 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It can take anywhere from a few months to a number of years for a person to build up the antibodies which cause allergies, as a kittens skin is more supple than an older cat and produces less oils (sebum). As the kitten ages it will produce more sebum and therefore more allergens.How can I reduce cat allergens?Interestingly a spayed or neutered cat produces less allergens, and male cats produce more allergens than female cats. Consult your vet about products that you can bathe your cat in to help reduce the allergens. Ensure your cat does not have fleas by using a preventative treatment all year round that not only kills adult fleas, but stops the flea life cycle; as this causes the cat to scratch and throw more dander into the air. Designate your bedroom as a cat-free zone. Begin your programme of allergen reduction by washing bedding, drapes and pillows or even replace them. Use plastic covers that are designed to prevent allergens from penetrating your mattress and pillows. Allergen proof covers are available from most chemists, but dont expect results overnight. Cat allergens are one-sixth the size of pollens, so it may take months to reduce them significantly. Restrict your cats access to designated areas inside your home. If your cat is an indoor cat then allow it some time outside where dander will waft away in the wind. Brush your cat in the fresh air to prevent loose allergen-carrying hair from dispersing through your home. Ventilate your house. Opening windows and using fans can help increase air exchange and decrease airborne allergens. Vacuum carpets regularly as this will reduce the allergens. Cat dander settles onto carpets and soft furnishings, which act as a reservoir for the allergen, releasing it back into the air when touched. Wool attracts allergens, so try to avoid wearing it. Reduce your other allergies few individuals are allergic only to cats. Keep the litter tray in a well-ventilated area and keep it clean! Cat allergens are found in urine so to help prevent allergic reactions to the litter box, use a brand of litter that is less dusty and have someone in the household who is not allergic clean it. Im having terrible cat allergy symptoms. Should I rehome my cat?Before taking the drastic measure of rehoming your cat, first make sure that it is a cat allergy you are suffering from. Your doctor can perform an allergy test to determine which allergens affect you. Also remember that allergens from a cat can remain in your home for a long period of time after the cat has been removed so you may still suffer from the symptoms.Got a topic youd like us to cover? Email editor.march@discoveringmagazines.co.uk March 2015 | D I S C O V E R I N G March 27Discovery March Magazine Full Page March May 2015Best Friends Vets 3 Upwell Road, March, PE15 9DTT: 01354 653435Consults Only 23.50Cat Vaccine Booster 26* or Course 46*Cat Castrate 44 or Spay 52.50Dog Vaccine Booster 31 or Course 47Kennel Cough 26Dog Castrate 87* or Spay 158.50** from price dependant on vaccines selected or pet weightTaking care of your best friend D I S C O V E R I N G March | March 2015 28T: 01553 666612E: AndrewCarrier@fraserdawbarns.comAre you considering buying or selling a property at auction?I | Legal corner by Fraser Dawbarns LLPl Auctioneers may charge commission rates as high as those of estate agents Tips for selling your property at auction:l Speak to the auctioneer in plenty of time as there may be special considerations to factor in, such as consent from a landlord for the sale of a leasehold propertyl Give your legal pack to the auctioneer in plenty of time for it to be included in the catalogue and on the auctioneers websiteTips for buying a property at auction:l Check that the auction catalogue includes all of the conditions of sale it is unlikely as there may be as many as three interlocking conditions (the legal pack is likely to include special conditions not included in the catalogue)l Check the legal pack contains everything you needl Consider inspecting the property and/or getting it valued beforehand l Consider whether or not youll need a mortgagel Check whether or not the contract requires you to insure the property from the date of the auction and if not, does the seller have to continue to insure it until completionl Consider whether the transaction could be a transfer of going concern which would require you to register for VAT. If you are a buyer, our property specialists are experts in reviewing legal packs quickly to pick out potential problems, so dont rule out asking for advice even if you think youve left it too late. f you are a seller and havent decided which method of sale to use there are some tips for you below, as well as some for buyers.Properties that may be particularly suited to an auction sale are varied and can include:l Unusual properties which are difficult to valuel Properties that require a lot of renovationl Properties being sold after being repossessed from a tenantl Properties which require planning permission for a proposed use l Poor quality propertiesAn auctioneer will be able to advise you on the suitability of your property for sale at auction, the advantages of selling this way include:l No need to negotiate with a buyerl When the hammer falls the buyer has to complete the purchase on the date stated in the contractl Some properties might achieve a higher price when sold this way compared to selling privatelyHowever, there are some disadvantages to selling at auction, they include:l You will have to pay the auctioneer a fee even if the property doesnt sell March 2015 | D I S C O V E R I N G March 29 | Legal corner by Fraser Dawbarns LLP ChurChes TogeTher in MarCh easTer serviCes for 2015St. PetersApril 2nd Maundy Thursday 7.30pm Last Supper Communion with foot washing April 3rd Good Friday 10.00am Stations of the CrossApril 4th Holy Saturday 8.30pm Service of the Resurrection April 5th Easter Day 8.00am Holy Communion 10.45am Easter Day Holy CommunionSt. MarysGood Friday 2.00pm Service The CrossEaster Day 9.15 am Holy CommunionSt. JohnsMaundy Thursday 7.30pm Reflective service with CommunionGood Friday 2.00pm FinalHour serviceEaster Day 6.00am Dawn service 9.30am Family EucharistSt. WendredasEaster Day 11.00am Family Communion CelebrationRoman Catholic ChurchMaundy Thursday 7.30pm Mass of Our Lords SupperGood Friday 3.00pm Passion of Our Lord with veneration of the CrossHoly Saturday 8.30pm Easter Vigil with first Mass of EasterEaster Day 11.00am Sung Mass of EasterCentenary Baptist Maundy Thursday 7.30pm CommunionEaster Day 10.30amElim March, Trinity Church and March Evangelical Fellowship all have Easter Day services at 10.30amFurther information available on individual church websites or via CTIM together.ourchurchweb.org.uk/march/Churches Together in March welcome all to an Open Air Service on March Market PlaceApril 3rd - Good Friday - at 11.30am (in St. Peters if weather is bad)Professional Guidance and Care for InfantsFor twenty years I have worked as a professional Nursery Nurse and Maternity Nurse, in Neonatal and Special Care Baby Units, Nurseries, Schools, Children Centres and visiting families in the community, I have immense experience and knowledge of the entire range of parenting situations involving babies and young children.Have you been up night after night with your crying baby? 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It is organised by the Society of Shoe Fitters and endorsed by The College of Podiatry along with several other foot health organisations. If your shoes do not fit properly, they can rub your feet causing nasty blisters and painful callus and corns. Poorly fitting shoes can also cause nail problems like ingrown toenails or damaged nails due to trauma, resulting in thickened nails that are difficult to cut.The aim of National Shoe Fitting week is to raise awareness of the importance of shoes that are suitable for the activity and that fit your feet correctly, for children and adults. For more information, please visit: www.shoefitters-uk.org. Our team of Podiatrists can give you advice about your footwear and foot care, plus they can treat your painful feet. 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Intrinsic Financial Services is a holding company, subsidiaries of which are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.Office: Ampris Ltd FCA No: 610031 trading as Brooks Wealth Management, 8a Cowgate, Peterborough PE1 1NAThe new tax year will soon be with us so now is a good time to get organised because, if you reduce tax there is more money for you. Tax comes in many disguises, most of us expect to have our earnings taxed and to pay VAT when we buy many goods and services, but some taxes can legitimately be reduced or erased completely. A good example of this is putting surplus funds held for a rainy day in an ISA where the interest earned is paid tax free, interest on other savings and deposit accounts are usually taxed at 20% before it is credited to your account. If saving a lump sum for later times a pension arrangement might be even more tax efficient because, for every 80 you put in tax relief at 20% makes the investment 100 however there are limits and you might even find that if your employer makes the payment you dont have to pay National Insurance (another tax) on those contributions. If you run your own business, have you considered whether changing to a limited company could save you money? A limited liability company may also protect you in the event of legal action against you, so there are many aspects to consider. Get your accountant and independent financial adviser speaking to each other. Many families have created wealth over their working lives and might have inherited some along the way, if your estate is worth over 325,000 you might have an Inheritance Tax (IHT) issue for your beneficiaries to sort out; the obvious starting point is to ensure your Wills are valid and up to date. A couple could have two IHT allowances to use provided the executors make the application. If your estate is likely to exceed 650,000 you really should get some professional advice while there is time to make plans that will allow access to the assets you might require later, and safeguarding other assets to ensure your chosen beneficiaries get more than the tax man! Pensions can provide up to 25% of the fund value as a tax free lump sum, the remaining fund can generate income that is taxed. If you cash in more than the 25% tax free allowance that lump sum is taxable if you are not careful this could be at 40% or even 45%. A well structured approach can reduce exposure to taxation so there is more to spend on retirement.Free Initial ReviewIf you have financial concerns and you are looking for some advice, why not have an initial consultation at no cost to you by arranging a meeting with me? Keep in mind that the value of an investment can go down as well as up, you may not get back as much as you put in and past performance is not an indicator of future returns. Tax planning is not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Tax treatment varies according to individual circumstances and is subject to change. March 2015 | D I S C O V E R I N G March 33WOULD YOU LIKE TO TRAIN AS A PRIMARY TEACHER?Alternatively, go to www.ucas.com, choose the Teacher Training tab, click on Find a Programme, click on the search tool and then enter Lionel Walden Primary School as the provider (with the rest of the search fields left blank).This is a one-year, full-time School Direct PGCE course which means that successful trainees will work alongside and be supported in a range of primary settings by excellent teachers with a wealth of experience and expertise a great starting point for a successful teaching career. Like other PGCE courses, the cost to the associated University is 9000.Following successful course completion, it is extremely likely that the newly qualified teacher will be offered a job in one of our alliance schools.Our Teaching School Alliance, based in Fenland, has vacancies now to start primary teacher training in September 2015.If you have (or will have) a degree and are interested in this exciting career opportunity, please contact Lionel Walden Primary School to find out more:(01354) 740405 or office@lionelwalden.cambs.sch.ukPRIMARY TEACHER TRAINING VACANCIES D I S C O V E R I N G March | March 2015 34Broken or Damaged Windows?Faulty Hinges, Handles or Locks?Want The Latest Energy Saving Glass?All Glazing Backed By Our5 Year Manufacturers Guaranteewww.cloudy2clear.comPriority Freephone 0800 61 21118...we make saving money perfectly clear...STEAMED UP DOUBLE GLAZING?Dont replace the Frames... just the Panes!Cloudy2Clear Windows Service With A Smile!Its been a crazy few months for Cloudy2Clear Windows. The company which specialises in repairing windows which are steamed up, broken or damaged by replacing the panes not the frames has grown rapidly as homeowners take advantage of their services. Managing Director Mark Sherwood feels that its all about service. Our product is simple. If your double glazing is misted up we can replace the glass at a fraction of the cost of a new window, in any type of frame, and with a new 5 year guarantee. But its not just about saving people money, although that obviously helps. Many tradespeople have struggled since last year and I honestly feel that during the good times a minority perhaps didnt focus on customer care as much as they should have done. We make sure we turn up when we say we will, do the job the customer requires and leave their house as clean as a whistle. I often get comments back from customers on how they really didnt expect that sort of service which, in a way, is very sad for the service industry as a whole. Cloudy2Clear service Whittlesey, Eastrea & Coates areas and Mark is finding that his approach is a major factor in his success. The truth is that its not just the personal satisfaction that I get from doing a good job but also it makes good business sense. I get a huge amount of business from friends and family of people Ive done work for, which just goes to show how much a little bit of effort is appreciated. So, if your windows are steamed up, broken or damaged give Mark a call for a free quotation on 0800 61 21 118 and hell be happy to help!ADVERTISEMENT March 2015 | D I S C O V E R I N G March 35 D I S C O V E R I N G March | March 2015 36 | Legal Corner by Susan Pearson Managing PartnerAre you buying a house jointly with someone else?If so it is essential that you should give some thought to what will happen in the future, whether you are buying as a married couple or as partners. Whatever your own individual circumstances you will need to consider what may happen when your present relationship ends whether by death, separation, divorce or other cause. If you are buying property jointly there are two types of ownership you should consider:-Beneficial Joint TenantsMeans that you will own the property in equal shares, and that on death of either of you, the property will become the sole property of the survivor. This is the usual basis for those buying as husband and wife and especially as first time marriages. Tenants in Common If you buy on this basis it means that you own the property in specified shares (which may well still be equally). In the event of the death of a joint owner the share of that partner will not transfer to the other partner automatically and instead forms part of that partners estate and will be dealt with by his or her will. Married and unmarried couples should also think about how much of the deposit each partner is putting up for the purchase and how best to preserve this if a breakup were to occur. The courts have considerable discression when making decisions over houses within divorce proceedings and take into consideration child welfare. If you have any doubts as to your own position please ask our conveyancing team for advice. The right advice now can help to avoid problems in the future. March 2015 | D I S C O V E R I N G March 37 YouthShannon - looking out for the youth and events right here in MarchSo much is available for young people, check out www.cambridgeshire.net or see what 20Twenty Productions.co.uk are up to. Hey Yall. I hope everyone is feeling fabulous now that we will soon be moving into summer. Not hotter weather but itll soon be summer so hooray! Weve had some brilliant development at Neale-Wade Academy recently. There was a surprise visit from Ofsted that rattled everyones cage into action, but we appear to have good results. The surprise had the staffs boots shaking but then again it really shows a real representation of our excellent Academy. Reports are being filed so Ill give an update on the official outcome later on, but the response was very positive and why shouldnt it be? There has been a great improvement in the past few years and of course it will continue on an upward peak to become even better. I can report what an honour the visit from Princess Anne was. Personally Ive always been supportive of our Royal Family. Its such an honour to be British and have such a long line of royal history. So having a royal visit our little town is probably news of the year. Those students who did get to meet the Princess were also very proud of the privilege. Recently Neale-Wade, Burrowmoor and Kingsfield have made their own Lego robotic union. Students from all three schools have been gathering to make Lego robots. Personally I think its all a bit The Big Bang Theory. Bazinga! Its absolutely awesome. There is much positivity in having a unity between the primary and secondary schools. Its as Henry Ford once said: Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. All three schools are funded by the Active Learning Trust. Its lovely to see progression in the community. Fenland has received some crazy cool news in the last month. Weve received 1,000,000 in funding from the Arts Council UK. An exciting vision to tempt, surprise and empower communities in Fenland and Forest Heath with the best of the arts is launching this year. The project entitled Market Place is funded by Arts Council East as part of their Creative People and Places fund to focus investment in parts of the country where peoples involvement in the arts is significantly below the national average. For an aspiring events manager like myself this is a great opportunity, and for the town it is certainly worthy of record. Hopefully some of the funding will be allowed appreciation from us and well get some brilliant events out of it. Updates on this as the project comes along.Recent words from Jason Wing stated that assessment data is strong. Recent mocks and assessments have exceeded expectations and suggest that well receive good results this year. No pressure guys!Lets continue on a positive peak hey? Im loving it. Congratulations to Neale-Wade Academy for great progress. Keep smiling yall. D I S C O V E R I N G March | March 2015 38 | Community newsMarch Royal Naval Association Veterans Dinner In conjunction with Cambridgeshire County Council, March Royal Naval Association is planning to celebrate the end of hostilities. This Branch has for many years entertained our local veterans and this year it is hoped to extend our invitation to both military and civilian veterans. We are keen to hear from veterans of the Air Raid Precautions, The Womens Land Army, The Army Fire Service and the Home Guard; in addition we shall be contacting service organisations locally. We are limited by space and we anticipate up to 50 veterans could join our members on this 1945 themed evening, if oversubscribed a draw will take place for representatives of each service applying. At this time our proposals are dependent on the assistance of Cambridgeshire County Council and we shall keep all interested parties fully informed. The proposed date for this event is Friday June 26th and will take place at the Conservative Club, Creek Road, March. Terry ShadChairman March Royal Naval AssociationFreya Molloy retains Junior Sportswoman of the Year award March Kickboxer Freya Molloy, 15, retained her Junior Sportswoman of the year award at the 2014 Peterborough Telegraph Sports Awards (January 30th). Freya, who fights for BCKA Peterborough, enjoyed a stellar 2014 which saw her win three world titles in Portugal in November.Community News Freya Molloy retains Junior Sportswoman of the Year award March Kickboxer Freya Molloy, 15, retained her Junior Sportswoman of the year award at the Peterborough Telegraph Sports Awards (January 30th). Freya, who fights for BCKA Peterborough, enjoyed a stellar 2014 which saw her win three world titles in Portugal in November. On the evening she beat her fellow BCKA club mate Jaden Harris and Harriet Fenton of Peterborough Athletics Club to win the award for a second time; and she has already made a strong start to 2015 having won the WKC English title meaning another trip to the World Championships later this year is already guaranteed and is currently in training for the Irish Open which runs from the 6th-8th of March. Pictured above: Freya (left) with her fellow nominees Harriet Fenton (centre) and Jaden Harris (second from right), along with representatives from Focus Business Media who sponsored the award. ! On the evening she beat her fellow BCKA club mate Jaden Harris and Harriet Fenton of Peterborough Athletics Club to win the award for a secondtime. Freya has already made a strong start to 2015 having won the WKC English title meaning another trip to the World Championships later this year is already guaranteed and is currently in training for the Irish Open which runs from the 6th-8th of March.Pictured above: Freya (left) with her fellow nominees Harriet Fenton (centre) and Jaden Harris (second from right), along with representatives from Focus Business Media who sponsored the award. March 2015 | D I S C O V E R I N G March 39Councillors Surgery with Stephen CourtSaturday morning between 11am and 12 midday The ward that I represent on March Town Council is March Northe. stephencourt@tiscali.co.ukt. 07813 453772 Extensive range of fabrics available Roller and vertical blinds at very competitive prices Wallpaper to match your new interior Boats, caravans, cushions, covering seat pads, foot stalls, alterations, no job is too big or small FREE QUOTATION WITH NO OBLIGATIONCome in and see us at 7 Broad Street, Whittlesey, Peterborough PE7 1HACall us on 01733 208598 or visit www.homesweethomesolutions.co.ukBespoke handmade curtains & blinds made with loving care! 10%DISCOUNTON YOUR FIRST ORDER*REMNANT SALE GREAT FOR CRAFTERS!*10% discount is excluding labour and fitting. D I S C O V E R I N G March | March 2015 403rd-19th: Play2Day Easter Challenge. 2015 Easter Challenge; FREE Ten Pin Bowling, trophies, squash and fun between 10.00am-3.00pm. For more information call 01945 450 629. 7th: The Minden Band of the Queens Division Concert. Chatteris Music Society is presents a concert featuring The Minden Band of the Queens Division. This multi-capability band often supports State Ceremonial events, and will play a lively mixture of military and popular melodies. The concert will be held at the Church of St Peter and St Paul, Chatteris, PE16 6BA; and will begin at 7.30pm. Proceeds will be donated to two military charities - SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors and Airmens Families Association) and CAMus (Corps of Army Music) Ticket prices 12.50 pre-booked over the phone: 01354 669 104/692 009 or 15.00 on the door; under 16s free. Interval refreshments provided.8th: Fossil Hunting Trip. Join Fossils Galore on a fossil hunting trip to unearth a world of fossils. For more information call 01354 278 089.10th: Cambridgeshire Hearing Help Volunteer Training Course. For full details see Community News. 11th: Spring 2015 Ladies Night. The event will be held at Play2Day family entertainment centre from 7pm-11pm. Tickets are 13 and can either be booked at Play2Day reception or by calling 01945 450 629. 13th: Derek Harris Up the Cut History of Canals Talk. March Museum is hosting Derek Harris Up the Cut History of Canals Talk, at St Peters Church Hall starting at 7.30pm. For more information call 01354 655 300. 14th: Mothers Fun Day. Make your mother feel special at a Mothers Day Fun Day at Fossils Galore, for more information call 01354 278 089.14th-16th: Whats in There? Peckover House is holding three special interest days, when doors drawers and cupboards not normally open to the public will be on show. Dont miss the opportunity for a sneak peek!. 12noon - 4.30pm (last admission 4pm). Normal admission fee applies. For more information contact the Property Office on 01945 583 463. 14th: A Night at the Races. A charity race night in aid of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research. Saturday 14th March Leverington Sports and Social Club, Church Road, Leverington. For more information or to sponsor a race contact Find out more at www.visitcambridgeshirefens.orgJoanne Pollington on 07890 967 086 or email: joannepollington12@hotmail.co.uk. 15th: Mothering Sunday Afternoon Tea. Special high tea available in the Reed Barn Tea Room (Peckover House) between 2pm and 4.30pm. Adults 9.95, Child 4.95 plus normal admission. For more information contact the Property Office on 01945 583 463. 15th & 29th: All Breed Horse Show. Sovereign Quarter Horses are hosting an all breed show at Horse Creek Farm, Stags Holt, March, PE15 0BS. Come along and have a look, onsite shop and cafe will be open. For more information call 01354 651 944 or email david@sovereignquarterhorses.com. 18th: Armchair Winter Walks Programme. This months Armchair Winter Walks Programme is a talk on Common Roots: the Wisbech Institute and The National Trust by Peter Clayton. Held at Octavia Hills Birlthplace House, South Brink, Wisbech, PE13 1JB; tickets 2. For more information call 01945 476 358.18th: Lads and Ladies Night. At Play2Day family entertainment centre from 6pm-10pm. Tickets are 15 or if booked before 11th March 13. Tickets can be booked at Play2Day reception or by calling 01945 450 629. 20th: Intriplicate. Intriplicate comprising Claire Filhart (flute), Sally Baldwin (oboe) and Claire Dunham (piano); will be performing at the Russell Hall, Grammar School, North Brink, Wisbech, PE13 1JX. For more information email: info@intriplicate.co.uk.20th: Oasis Centre 10th Anniversary. The Oasis Centre St Michaels Avenue, Wisbech, PE13 3NR is hosting a big celebration to mark 10 years, for more information call 01945 428 661. 27th: Chatteris History Society Talk. Chatteris History Society is hosting a talk by Maureen James on Clarksons of Wisbech and the abolition of slavery at Chatteris Museum (Church Lane, PE16 6JA). The event starts at 7.30pm. For more information call 01354 696 319. 28th: Equestrian and Smallholding Boot Sale at Skylark Garden Centre. March 28th and then the last Saturday of every month. Gates open at 9am and cost is 5 per booter no general booters and no animal feed. Admission is free to buyers. For more information visit: www.skylarkgardencentre.co.uk or call 07982 835 088. | Event diary: March 2015 March 2015 | D I S C O V E R I N G March 41Also check out on Facebook Events in March Cambs Every Monday FenLenz - Photography Group meet at Georges the last Monday of every month at 7pm. Friendly group of people interested in photography, everybody is welcome. March Pool & Darts Hospitality Meeting at Georges Fitness boot camp 7pm and toning class 8pm at Westwood School. Yoga class at St Peters Church Hall 9.15am. Contact Gill Spibey on 07884 316 802 or email: yogawithg@hotmail.co.uk.Every Tuesday Westwood Junior School Zumba 7pm Pay as you goEvery Wednesday Free Rugby Training 7pm at March Rugby Club March Dog Training Club at March FE Centre Outdoor lawn bowls club (behind BRAZA club Elm road next to the station). 1pm - 4pm all welcome. Contact Lee 01354 659296 or Pat 01354 652952. March & District Model Railway Club, meet Royal British Legion Club, Rookswood Road 7.30pm. New Members Welcome 16 Plus Fitness boot camp 7pm at St Wendredas Hall. Every Weds - 10.00am, 11.00am, 12.30pm, 2.00pm Tai Chi classes. Beginners classes also available at 47-49 High St, March, PE15 9JJ. Tel: 01354 651200. Yoga class at Burrowmoor School 6.30pm. Contact Gill Spibey on 07884 316 802 or email: yogawithg@hotmail.co.ukEvery Thursday 19.45-20.30 Armegeddon Circuit Training 6.00 payg or pre-book online March Town Hockey Club 19.30 -20.30 at Neale Wade all levels welcome 13 plus age. Toning class 10am at St Wendredas Hall. Pilates 7pm at Neale-Wade Academy.Every Friday Ballroom Dancing for Improvers 19:30-20:30 and Ballroom Dancing Regular Events for Beginners 20:30-21:30. Both at - The Allgood School of Dancing Doddington Village Hall, Benwick Road, Doddington, PE15 0TG Sequence Dancing Instep Tea Dance 2- 4pm.Trinity Church Hall, High Street, March. Tel:01354 653819. Fitness boot camp 7pm at Neale-Wade Academy. Yoga class at St Peters Church Hall 9.15am. Contact Gill Spibey on 07884 316 802 or email: yogawithg@hotmail.co.uk.Every Sunday Georges Open JamFirst Tuesday of the month Folk Club at GeorgesFirst Saturday of the month 10am- 12 noon Over 18s Carry out manual work in Gault Wood such as tree trimming, hedge cutting.Second Saturday of the month Rotary Club of March Newspaper collection, City Road car park. Tel: 01354 653150Second Monday of the month 10.30 12 noon - Therapeutic Art Group, Express Yourself. The Town Hall, March. Lesley Cuthbert 07540 703645 Holly Trundle 01354 610592. Everyone welcome complete beginners upwards!Second Tuesday of the month Womans Section of the Royal British Legion meet at March RBL Club 7.30pmSecond Thurs of the month(Except August) March Morning WI meeting 9.30am at March Community Centre. March St Marys WI meeting 2.30pm at St Peters Church Hall. MarchStone Cross WI meeting 7pm Trinity Church Hall.Third Monday of the month Now 4 Knitting 14.00 Free March Library 0345 045 5225Third Wednesday of the month Folk Night March RBLLast Monday of the month Camera Club at Georges Fitsteps Every Wednesday 7-8pm at St Johns Church Hall, Station Road, March. No partner or dance experience needed. Contact Chantel on 07904289869. www.fitsteps.co.uk.TallawahGiffordMusic at Georges14th: The 59ers reunited. The 59ers were first conceived by an 11-year-old boy who inspired his dad with his passion for live music. After several years of playing locally, and being headhunted by a Shadows tribute band, Tom Harlock, Martin Ringham (from renowned local band Whiskey Twist) joined Father Pete Savage to perform with Martin Savage in the 59ers reunited. 21st: Tallawah. March loves its Reggae and Tallawah only perform in March at Georges, knowing that Georges People love a great Reggae party. This five piece band knows their Reggae, yet perform in their own unique style and sound; adapting several popular songs in this way. 28th: Gifford. A new name in Pop, Funk and Swing, Gifford have played key gigs like the Hunstanton Christmas cracker, battle of the bands in Market Harborough, St Georges Fayre 2014 and are now appearing all over London and Essex. A local band of four young men with a huge depth of talent and X-factor, Gifford are now booked and gigging at Georges. For more information visit: www.georges-march.co.uk. D I S C O V E R I N G March | March 2015 42www.lightcinemas.co.ukCromwell*Road Wisbech20*family*ticket Save*20%*when*booking*online***T&Cs*apply,*see*website*for*detailsThis Month at the CinemaWith the Easter holidays at the end of the month, March is a big month for comedy and kids films. March 20th sees the release of the next Divergent film: Insurgent. It continues the story of Tris and Four as they battle to survive.Also released on the same day is new DreamWorks animation Home. It tells the story of Oh a little alien who crash lands on Earth and is swiftly followed by an army who take over the planet. Just before Easter, on March 27th, the long-awaited new SpongeBob Squarepants movie: Sponge Out of Water and live action Disney flick Cinderella hit our screens. If you are a fan of comedy, you have three to choose from this month Unfinished Business on March 6th, Top Five on March 13th and Get Hard on March 27th. Unfinished Business stars Vince Vaughan as a small business owner who needs to land a contract to save his company, but he finds himself pitted against his former employer and needs to pull out all the stops to land the deal.Top Five is the latest Chris Rock movie and sees him trying to make it as a serious actor when his reality star fiance talks him into broadcasting their wedding on her TV show. Get Hard sees Will Ferrell as a millionaire who is charged with fraud and is terrified of what awaits him in prison. So he turns to Darnell Lewis (Kevin Hart) to prep him for his stay behind bars.Our last recommendation is Chappie, which is the story of a robot that is kidnapped by activists and allowed to flourish as an individual. However, the authorities are frightened by the implications of what could happen and plot to kill him before he can influence others. Chappie is released on March 6th.For more information about upcoming releases, visit www.lightcinemas.co.uk. | Film Light Cinema WisbechThe SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is released on March 27thMARCHWe are a small and friendly competitive swimming club, offering school children the chance to learn to swim; then coach them to a standard to represent their club and swim in competitive galas. The club is swim21 accredited and is fully registered with the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA). We also offer senior and master swimmers the chance to train for fitness or to compete in local, national and international competitions.Training times All pool training is held at the George Campbell Leisure Centre in March, *except on Thursday when it is at the Manor Leisure Centre in Whittlesey. For more information visit: www.marchmarlins.org.ukTel: 0700 390 1290Twitter: @MarchMarlins. Facebook: Search for March Marlins Swimming Club must be a current member and over 16. Streetlife: Search for March Marlins Swimming Club.Learners session times Monday 6.00pm - 7.00pm Wednesday 6.00pm - 6.30pm Friday 6.00pm - 7.00pm Squad session times Monday 7.00pm - 8.30pm Wednesday 6.30pm - 8.00pm Thursday 6.15pm - 7.45pm*** Friday 7.00pm - 9.00pm Sunday 4.00pm - 5.30pm ***Training at Whittlesey pool Your local & friendly competitive swimming clubMarchMarlinsAdvert(159x225).indd 1 19/02/2015 08:16 March 2015 | D I S C O V E R I N G March 43MARCHWe are a small and friendly competitive swimming club, offering school children the chance to learn to swim; then coach them to a standard to represent their club and swim in competitive galas. The club is swim21 accredited and is fully registered with the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA). We also offer senior and master swimmers the chance to train for fitness or to compete in local, national and international competitions.Training times All pool training is held at the George Campbell Leisure Centre in March, *except on Thursday when it is at the Manor Leisure Centre in Whittlesey. For more information visit: www.marchmarlins.org.ukTel: 0700 390 1290Twitter: @MarchMarlins. Facebook: Search for March Marlins Swimming Club must be a current member and over 16. Streetlife: Search for March Marlins Swimming Club.Learners session times Monday 6.00pm - 7.00pm Wednesday 6.00pm - 6.30pm Friday 6.00pm - 7.00pm Squad session times Monday 7.00pm - 8.30pm Wednesday 6.30pm - 8.00pm Thursday 6.15pm - 7.45pm*** Friday 7.00pm - 9.00pm Sunday 4.00pm - 5.30pm ***Training at Whittlesey pool Your local & friendly competitive swimming clubMarchMarlinsAdvert(159x225).indd 1 19/02/2015 08:16 D I S C O V E R I N G March | March 2015 44 | Spotlight on By Jennifer Lawler (Chairman)The March Society (TMS), Marchs civic society, is now in its 8th year. We are a voluntary community group set up for the people of March to promote and protect all the very best of Marchs built and natural environment, and so help to make March a place to be proud of. March has a fine heritage which can be seen in its surviving buildings. We belong to Civic Voice, the national charity for the civic movement, which aims to make places more attractive, enjoyable and distinctive; and to promote civic pride. TMS is also a member of the East of England Civic and Amenity Societies (EECAS), attending meetings, workshops and conferences in the region. This enables TMS to share news, views and concerns with other societies. Fenland Civic Societies group is chaired by David Oliver, Fenlands Heritage Champion. English Heritage supports Champions to use the historic environment as an asset to help achieve their local authoritys strategic goals and bring a better quality of life to their community. As a member, the March Society continues to raise residents concerns about heritage buildings in March with Fenland conservation officers and to hear of progress. We are in contact with local and district councillors, and with various national heritage conservation groups who can be consulted for help and advice. The Society also takes part in St Georges Fayre and is on the St Georges committee, as well as on the committees of other March community groups. Our monthly talks are held on the second Wednesday of the month in March Library at 7pm. They cover various topics concerned with March. Heritage and audit walks are organised in summer. Each September TMS has coordinated the March Heritage Open Days walks and events with buildings representatives and other community groups, there are more participants every year and we look forward to this Septembers events. We continue to publicise members concerns, views and events, using Facebook, Twitter, ShapeYourPlace and local newspapers to share information, videos and photographs. The Society has built up a strong local and national network of supporters in various areas of conservation and heritage amongst its large number of followers. The March Society was set up at a time when residents expressed concerns about the state of March and its heritage buildings including those which had been demolished. Since TMS was launched there have been many improvements. Residents concerns which we have raised have been, or are being, dealt with. Dilapidated buildings are being restored, concerns raised on audit walks about traffic signs and markings, and the state of streets and buildings have all been reported to the councils. Many residents have remarked positively on the amount of remedial work that has taken place.If The March Society is to continue, we need more members and active supporters to take part in projects such as reviewing listed buildings, carrying out street audits and photographing Heritage Buildings of Local Interest. With more active supporters we could achieve so much more. Please come to our meetings or contact us by emailing: info@themarchsociety.org.uk or visit: www.themarchsociety.org.uk.March Society your local MP Steve Barclay A word from | March 2015 | D I S C O V E R I N G March 45 | Spotlight on By Jennifer Lawler (Chairman)When March teenager Elliott Harding came to me for help after he was refused 8000 funding for life-changing surgery, I was determined to see this unfair decision reversed. The 18-year-old had been refused funding for an operation to have his rib-cage rebuilt, which is needed because his ribs are currently compressing his heart and lungs leaving him out of breath and in pain. I got in touch with the Exceptional Cases Panel and was delighted when I was able to call Elliott to tell him that he would be receiving the funding. I wish Elliott the best of luck in the future.It was a pleasure to present awards at the March Air Training Corps presentation night. Awards included best cadet of the year as well as accolades for the winners of various shooting and inter-flight competitions. The entire squadron should feel proud of all of their hard work.I am continuing to push for refurbishments to the March Community Centre and have been working with Lisa Dickinson of Dance Mania on an application to Fenland Youth District Council for a grant of 1,000 for new flooring. The Centres current flooring often causes splinters and is not suitable for the children using it. We also hope to attract investment from the 1m Market Place scheme, funded by Arts Council East as part of their Creative People and Places fund, and I will update residents in due course.Potholes along Whittlesey Road, Whitemoor Road, Rodham Road, Floods Ferry Road and Knights End Road have been repaired as part of a pothole clear-up in Fenland. For once our area received the most within the county, with 580,000 of the 1.9 million potholes grant from the Government to Cambridgeshire County Council being spent on potholes in Fenland and East Cambridgeshire. Since my election I have consistently raised concerns that Cambridge and the south of the county often receives more funding than we do. So it was great to win the largest share of these funds to help repair our roads.In Parliament I voted in favour of allowing mitochondrial replacement a procedure aimed at preventing children being born with incurable genetic diseases. Mitochondrial disease is a technical glitch in the genes that act as batteries to the bodys cells. I listened to the evidence very closely and it is fair to say the procedure has widespread support from the science community as well as leading charities and as such I was happy to support it. your local MP Steve Barclay A word from | To find out more about my work in Parliament and campaigns locally, or to let me know your views, please visit my website at www.stevebarclay.net. Alternatively you can follow me on twitter at @stevebarclaymp or on facebook at www.facebook.com/stevebarclaymp. 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