Spaldwick is a small, friendly community in Cambridgeshire, located four miles north east from Kimbolton and seven miles west from Huntingdon. To get in touch, please email email@example.com. With the coronavirus pandemic currently affecting our village and surrounding area, please find below the latest support information below and visit our blog page. Please stay safe.
Stay at home, and save lives
The single most important action we can all take in fighting coronavirus is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives. Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home). If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times. Wash your hands as soon as you get home. Read the latest Government advice:
What to do if you feel ill
Stay at home for seven days if you have either a high temperature or a new continuous cough. DO NOT go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or a hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home. Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, your condition gets worse or your symptoms do not get better after seven days. For more information, view:
Kimbolton Medical Centre | Buckden Medical Centre
Spaldwick Support Network: need any help?
The village has a support network of volunteers for those that are more vulnerable and anyone that finds themselves having to self-isolate over the coming weeks or months. Most of the older residents should already have received a letter with this information. If you are isolating yourself or are not well but have a need, for example, to get some food, collect a prescription, post a letter or walk a dog, please contact one of the numbers below (leaving a voicemail if there is no answer), or send a text to the mobile numbers.
Amba 07526382240 | Julia 01480 890203 | Becky 07958 306740
Church services are now online
St James Church in Spaldwick is currently closed, as are all local church buildings. The latest Sunday service is available on our Videos page. There, you will also find links to daily videos from Rev Philip Houson, who is offering online support to local people, particularly for those who are anxious or fearful during this crisis. You can contact Philip by email or phone:
Phone: 01480 869081
Spaldwick News magazine
The Spaldwick News continues to be produced during the coronavirus crisis. The Spaldwick News magazine is produced in a high-quality colour format every month by resident Chris Hubbard, and we have every edition since the magazine started in 2008. You can access the very latest edition from our Spaldwick News page.
Up-to-date village news
As a group of volunteers, we provide a regular news feed through our Spaldwick Village Facebook page. Don’t worry if you don’t use Facebook as you can view the feeds on this site by clicking on the following link:
If you’re bored at home, we have many hundreds of photographs of Spaldwick and events within the village taken by resident Mark Heath. You can track the progress of the restoration of Manor Farm or view Spaldwick through the seasons. You can view or download any photo from Mark’s site:
We now offer several videos of Spaldwick and events within the village. We have videos of the amazing young people taking part in our last carol concert, our bell ringers on Remembrance Sunday and progress at Manor Farm. We also offer online videos from our local vicar Rev Philip Houson.
Currently, there are no broadband capacity issues locally, but some popular websites may be slow to load. Superfast broadband arrived in July 2014 offering download speeds up to 80 Mbps, and already more than 80% of households in the village already subscribe to it. We’re working with Connecting Cambridgeshire to achieve even higher speeds. If you don’t currently have fibre broadband, it’s not automatic and you have to order it. For lots of information about broadband in the village, visit our Spaldwick Broadband page. For the best broadband deals currently available, visit our Broadband Deals page.
People have been living and working in Spaldwick since the Bronze Age. During 2014, we celebrated 100 years of Spaldwick history. Spaldwick contains 21 listed buildings, with sixteenth and seventeenth century timber-framed and brick buildings surviving along High Street/Thrapston Road. For more information, visit our Spaldwick History page. We have hundreds of old photos of Spaldwick.
Schools and playgroup for Spaldwick (closed)
Currently, schools and playgroups are closed until further notice. Located within the village itself, we have Spaldwick Community Primary School and Playtimes Playgroup, and after-school care – all rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. Older children are served by Hinchingbrooke Senior School (with an Ofsted ‘Good’ rating) and Kimbolton School (independent). Buses operate between Spaldwick and both schools. For more information, and independent inspection reports, visit our Schools and Playgroup page.
The George Village pub and restaurant (closed)
Currently, The George is closed until further notice. We are fortunate to have the highly regarded George pub and restaurant at the centre of the village, with a reputation for good food and ample portions. Thank you to Stephen Cooper, the landlord of The George, for supporting many village events. For the latest menus for the pub and links to independent reviews, visit The George page.
New service station (still open)
Currently, the Spaldwick service station is open. We have a new service station at the entrance to the village, owned by Applegreen (which purchased the site in 2016). It incorporates Costa Coffee, Greggs and Subway, and also includes a well-provisioned shop and a beer and wine cave (with a large wine selection). It provides a children’s play area. The service station has a reputation for low fuel prices in the area and provides ample parking.
Active clubs and groups
Spaldwick is home to several active clubs and groups to suit all ages and interests, and they all welcome new members. They include the Spaldwick Social Group (which organises social events), Escape Youth Group (which runs youth nights) and Spaldwick Bell Ringers. The Spaldwick Social Group organises the annual Spaldwick Fete and the Santa Sleigh. There are more clubs in nearby Kimbolton, and Huntingdon provides a wide range of groups to cater for different interests.
The Spaldwick Parish Council is one of 10,000 local councils in England and Wales, representing the first tier of local government. The Parish Council usually meets monthly on a Thursday at 8pm in the Community Room at Spaldwick School. Residents are welcome to attend these meetings. To view the latest agenda and minutes of meetings, visit the Spaldwick Parish Council website.
The Church of St. James dates from the late 12th century, as detailed in our History of Spaldwick Church page. It has the tallest spire in Huntingdonshire. Regular services are held in the Church, as well as special events including Christmas concerts, which will really get you in the festive mood. Details are provided on the Spaldwick Diary page. For more information, visit our Spaldwick Church page. Please note the Church building is closed until further notice.
Spaldwick is home to over 20 businesses. Thank you to Creative Team Events (which specialises in team building events for large groups), DrumPulse Events and The George for supporting village activities such as the annual Spaldwick Fete.
Location and places to visit
Currently, people should not be travelling away from their homes. Spaldwick is conveniently located just off the A14 in the beautiful county of Cambridgeshire, with easy access to all parts of the UK by car. The current A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme will substantially improve journey times. Cambridge is less than 30 minutes away, and an excellent train service from Huntingdon Station provides easy access to London in less than an hour. For ideas on places to visit, view our Places to Visit section.
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