Spaldwick is a small, friendly community in Cambridgeshire, located four miles north east from Kimbolton and seven miles west from Huntingdon.
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Well done Spaldwick! Ultrafast broadband is coming in 2021!
We’ve done it! Well done Spaldwick! Find out about our Ultrafast Spaldwick campaign to bring ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband to the village, delivering speeds up to 910 Mbps. We will be one of very few rural villages in the country with ultrafast, future-proofed full-fibre broadband.
Superfast broadband (using a technology called Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) arrived in July 2014 offering download speeds up to 80 Mbps (although many get significantly lower speeds). More than 80% of households in the village subscribe to it.
Unfortunately, FTTC is not perfect. Speeds decrease the further away you are from the green BT fibre cabinet (which is located next to the Spaldwick Service Station). Also, since the broadband signal travels along copper telephone cables from the cabinet to your home, the broadband service can be unreliable.
Fibre-to-the-Premises is the best broadband technology. When implemented in Spaldwick, all properties will be able to get reliable broadband with the same speeds available to everyone.
For lots of information about broadband in the village, visit our Spaldwick Broadband page.
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. 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
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.
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:
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
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 (now open)
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. Please note the Church building is closed until further notice. For more information about Spaldwick Church, visit our Spaldwick Church page.
Spaldwick is home to over 20 businesses. Thank you to Creative Team Events (which specialises in team building events for large groups) and The George for supporting village activities such as the annual Spaldwick Fete.
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