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After a cold few months, Im sure were all ready for some warmer weather. But whilst the days are still a little chilly, our March issue will keep you warm. This month weve got some important updates on all things local; from the new police service in Fenland (page 24) to the latest on the Whittlesey Country Park on page 40. Weve also welcome a new regular contributor to the team - Tony Austin. He might be a stranger to you, but this wonderful man is my father, and hes going to try and step into the very big shoes of Geoff Oldfield and bring you some more history about Whittlesey. You can find his first article, which looks at Whittlesey during the Stone Age on page 18. Im also delighted to announce that the popular WiTri, which was held for the first time last year at the Manor Leisure Centre, is returning again this summer. With places for children and novice adults, the WiTri triathlon is a wonderful chance for you to test your skills at swimming, cycling and running. If youd like further information, and how you can sign up to this great event, please turn to page 8. This month our events guide is packed full of fun things to do, from a wedding show at St. Andrews Hall on the 22nd of March, to a charity casino evening being held on the 10th of April. Finally we also have news on the Kings Dyke crossing decision and defribulators for all celebrate their first anniversary. Lastly before I sign off, I just wanted to share our own personal good news. Dylan is ecstatic to announce that he will be a big brother in July, as we welcome our second baby to the family. I havent yet worked out if Im mad or lovestruck, but Im excited either way. Until next month, take care. </p><p>www.discoveringwhittlesey.co.uk Editor Natasha Shiels</p><p> Website Captive design www.captive.co.uk/design</p><p> Managing Director Andrew Armstrong Director Peter Puk Company Secretary/Accounts Wendy Chapman Distribution Glennis Murfitt</p><p> Regular ContributorsDave MasonMartin CurtisEamonn DorlingRoy GerstnerTony AustinBrian SmithymanKen WadeMayur Mistry &amp; Ubhi VarsaniSimon NorrisWestfield NurseriesRevd Nigel and Revd GillDack Pearson Solicitors</p><p>To advertise your business:Claire Saberton - Sales Director01778 421427 - 07837 499061sales@discoveringmagazines.co.ukJilly Lunn - Sales Executive077126 76133info@discoveringbourne.co.ukAndrew Armstrong - Operations Director01733 200609 - 077809 22214whittleseyadvertiser@fsmail.netTo suggest a story, or to contact the Editor: editor.whittlesea@discoveringmagazines.co.uk Benwick Rd Industrial Est, Benwick Road, Whittlesey, PE7 2HD</p><p>I</p><p>How to contact us...</p><p>Discovering Whittlesea 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 enquiries@discoveringwhittlesey.co.uk</p><p>Natasha x</p><p>WhittleseaWelcome</p><p>Welcome to your March edition of Discovering Whittlesea. 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.</p><p>Claire x</p></li><li><p> March 2015 | D I S C O V E R I N G Whittlesea 3</p><p>safelocaltrades.comRecommended &amp; Appro ed</p><p>Not sure who to trust? 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All members are interviewed, criminal record checked, vetted and approved, have agreed to abide by a Service Charter and are monitored on an on-going basis, giving you complete peace of mind.</p><p>WINNER of</p><p>Best NewBusiness Idea</p><p>2008</p><p>The safest way to source a local tradesman</p><p>Our aim is to protect YOU from cowboy and rogue traders.</p><p>in association with </p><p>Peterborough Neighbourhood and Home Watch</p><p>Looking out for the community</p><p>Just go to </p><p>www.discoveringwhittlesey.co.uk</p></li><li><p> D I S C O V E R I N G Whittlesea | March 20154 Phone for a brochure of full itineraries and how to book 01529 241122</p><p>hotel reymar Playa (3 star)Malgrat de Mar, Costa Brava on the promenade near the beach!</p><p>Prices startinG from 259 per adult1st child (age 2-12 yrs) 99pp - Free child places availableDeparting 1st May 2015full board: 10 days 7 nights - including luxury coach travel (17 days also available) enquire for dates throughout the season</p><p>* book &amp; pay in full by 30/04/15 and receive 5% off</p><p>hotel mariPins (4 star) Malgrat de Mar, Costa Brava on the promenade approx 100m from the beach and 400m from the old town centre!</p><p>Prices startinG from 279 per adult - Free child places availableDeparting 1st May 2015half board: 10 days 7 nights - including luxury coach travel(All inclusive &amp; 17 days also available) enquire dates throughout the season</p><p>* book &amp; pay in full by 31/03/15 and receive 10% off</p><p>christmas &amp; new year in sPain13 days from 649 per adultat the Golden bahia, tossa de marDeparting 22 DecemberChildren (aged 2-10 years) 449 eachIncluding 2 free excursionsfull board with wine &amp; waterfree bar on New Years Eve plus fireworks</p><p>www.southernholidays.co.uk</p><p>book early &amp; Get a further 5-10% off many hotels</p><p> enquire </p><p>for Pick-uPs </p><p>in your </p><p>area</p><p>* 6 resorts* 30+ different hotels* All inclusive, full board, </p><p>half board or self catering * Weekly Friday departures from </p><p>1 May to 25 September (excluding July)* 10 to 17 day holidays* luxury coach travel</p><p>* Complimentary pick-ups* free drinks on the coach</p><p>* free child places available* Rep service</p><p>all Prices </p><p>lower than 20</p><p>14!01529 241122</p><p> 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.</p><p>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. Less baggage restrictions than for flying.</p><p>We offer a first class service and strive to attend to all your holiday requirements; we offer that personal touch, whether that is Terry, (one of our highly experienced tour drivers), Rita, (our holiday rep.), or our two lovely hostesses, Naomi and Leanne.</p><p>Hope to see you soon!</p><p>From your Doorstep to your HotelTravel to Spain the Easy Way E</p></li><li><p> March 2015 | D I S C O V E R I N G Whittlesea 5Phone for a brochure of full itineraries and how to book 01529 241122</p><p>hotel reymar Playa (3 star)Malgrat de Mar, Costa Brava on the promenade near the beach!</p><p>Prices startinG from 259 per adult1st child (age 2-12 yrs) 99pp - Free child places availableDeparting 1st May 2015full board: 10 days 7 nights - including luxury coach travel (17 days also available) enquire for dates throughout the season</p><p>* book &amp; pay in full by 30/04/15 and receive 5% off</p><p>hotel mariPins (4 star) Malgrat de Mar, Costa Brava on the promenade approx 100m from the beach and 400m from the old town centre!</p><p>Prices startinG from 279 per adult - Free child places availableDeparting 1st May 2015half board: 10 days 7 nights - including luxury coach travel(All inclusive &amp; 17 days also available) enquire dates throughout the season</p><p>* book &amp; pay in full by 31/03/15 and receive 10% off</p><p>christmas &amp; new year in sPain13 days from 649 per adultat the Golden bahia, tossa de marDeparting 22 DecemberChildren (aged 2-10 years) 449 eachIncluding 2 free excursionsfull board with wine &amp; waterfree bar on New Years Eve plus fireworks</p><p>www.southernholidays.co.uk</p><p>book early &amp; Get a further 5-10% off many hotels</p><p> enquire </p><p>for Pick-uPs </p><p>in your </p><p>area</p><p>* 6 resorts* 30+ different hotels* All inclusive, full board, </p><p>half board or self catering * Weekly Friday departures from </p><p>1 May to 25 September (excluding July)* 10 to 17 day holidays* luxury coach travel</p><p>* Complimentary pick-ups* free drinks on the coach</p><p>* free child places available* Rep service</p><p>all Prices </p><p>lower than 20</p><p>14!01529 241122</p></li><li><p> D I S C O V E R I N G Whittlesea | March 20156</p></li><li><p> March 2015 | D I S C O V E R I N G Whittlesea 7</p><p>4 Hill View Ind Est. Eastwood End. Wimblington PE15 0PU</p><p>Tel: 01354 279379 Email: office@sovereign-improvements.co.uk</p><p>Sovereign Improvements</p><p>ConservatoriesUPVC Windows &amp; doorsComposite doorsFascia, Soffits, &amp; gutteringHome Maintenance.</p><p>WE D</p><p>ONT </p><p>SELL</p><p>WE L</p><p>ET YO</p><p>U BU</p><p>Y!</p><p>Local &amp; Friendly Pressure Sales Obligation quotes Insurance Backed GuaranteeNo No 10 years</p></li><li><p> D I S C O V E R I N G Whittlesea | March 20158</p><p> | Community news</p><p>After serving five years as Chair of the local Branch, Mrs Kay Mayor decided it was time to step down from that post however she will continue to support the Association by accepting the nomination as Treasurer. The new Chair Mrs Julie Windle has had previous experience in the Conservative Association and has been the local Branch Treasurer for the past 5 years. Mr Ken Mayor also stepped down from his post of Deputy Chair. His work and support throughout many years was acknowledged and in recognition, it was proposed he be appointed </p><p>Changes to the Whittlesey Branch Committee of the NEC Cambridgeshire Conservative Association (NECCA)</p><p>Honorary President, a post that had not been filled since the death of Mr Mick Speechley on 18th December 2013. The photo shows Robert Sears, Association Chairman demonstrating his support for Kay Mayor and Julie Windle. In the photo also is Gill Lawrence who continues as Secretary, Cllr Alan Bristow appointed to the Association Executive and Cllr Ken Mayor, now Hon. President of Whittlesey Branch.</p><p>Photo by courtesy of RWT Photography</p><p>WiTri Kids &amp; Novice Adults Triathlon 2015Do you fancy tri-ing out this year?</p><p>After the success of last years WiTri Triathlon, at the Manor Leisure Centre in Whittlesey, the dates for this year have now been confirmed. The event will take place on Saturday 22nd of August and it is a Kids Regional Qualifier Event. The organisers are hoping to make it bigger and better than last year, which saw over 100 children and 30 adults compete at the event. Entries are now being taken, so if you have a budding athlete, or fancy tackling a new challenge with your child, why not sign up and start training ready for the event in the summer.</p><p>For more information about the WiTri Kids &amp; Novice Adults Triathlon, please visit:</p><p>www.active.com/peterborough-gb/triathlon/races/witri-kids-and-novice-adults-triathlon-2015</p><p>The age groups are:Swim Bike Run</p><p>Tristar Start (8 year olds) - 50m 800m 400mTristar 1 (9&amp;10 year olds) - 100m 1.6k 800mTristar 2 (11&amp;12 year olds) - 150m 2.4k 1.2kTristar 3 (13&amp;14 year olds) - 200m 3.2k 1.6kYouths (15&amp;16 year olds) - 200m 4.0k 2.0kAdults 17+ - 200m 4.0k 2.0k</p><p>Age is calculated as; the persons age on 31/12/15....</p></li></ul>