Do you need help?
The village has a support network of volunteers for those who are vulnerable and anyone who finds themselves having to self-isolate over the coming weeks or months. Most of the older residents should have received a letter with this information. If you are isolating yourself or are not well but have a need, for example food provisions, collect a prescription, post a letter or need to walk a dog, then 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
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Spaldwick News Magazine for June 2020
A14 DIVERSION UPDATE:
If you live anywhere near the village’s through-roads, you’ll know that traffic was diverted off the A14 earlier this week due to “emergency repairs.”
A number of residents complained about lorries hurtling through and a significant rise in traffic noise.
Highway England have since said that “Spaldwick village is not part of the diversion route when there are planned closures on the A14, it is only used when urgent work is required as it was on this occasion.”
A spokesperson said: “We're sorry to hear about these concerns from people in Spaldwick while the A14 was closed between Brampton and Thrapston earlier this week.
“We try to avoid diverting traffic this way wherever possible: unfortunately the urgent nature of the work we were doing meant that we were not able to set up our preferred longer diversion via the A1(M) and A605.”
The official diversion route when the A14 is closed at this location is to leave the A14 and take the A1M to Alwalton, and then back down the A605 to rejoin the A14 at Thrapston. This is signed and has been jointly agreed with police and the council as the most suitable for A14 traffic. We encourage all drivers to stick to it.
The next virtual Parish Council meeting is tomorrow (21st May) at 8pm
If you would like to join the meeting please email the Parish Clerk, Sarah, email@example.com to get the link.
The ‘community snake’ outside Spaldwick School is getting longer! Have you added a stone?
These photos are great to see - thanks Gary!
Have you seen the rainbow on Spaldwick School’s doors? A touching tribute to our NHS staff and Key Workers - but also a reminder that, sadly, the coronavirus is still with us and social distancing remains in place.
We're almost mid-way into May, so my attention's turning to the June edition of Spaldwick News.
Due to the uncertainty of where we stand with coronavirus, we'll be doing another online edition, published at www.spaldwick.com - you can also have a pdf copy sent directly to your email inbox by sending a quick message to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fortunately, the online edition hasn't dampened the spirit for accessing Spaldwick News - so, if you have anything for inclusion (news/photos/VE Day reports/what's on) please send it to email@example.com by Friday 22nd May.
Thanks again for your support!
What an incredible photograph - thanks Martin!
There will be an additional meeting of Spaldwick Parish Council at 8pm tonight (11th May), in order to discuss urgent quotations for fencing and putting water pipes and troughs to the allotments.
If you wish to join the meeting, please email Sarah the Spaldwick Parish Clerk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Apologies for accidentally deleting this post.
Tonight’s 6pm toast on Burton Way, after the Last Post was played beautifully by the Perkins family, followed by a 2-minute silence.
Now there's a sight I wasn't expecting to see in Spaldwick. Brilliant! Well done the Rutherfords for VE Day. All photos are here: https://www.markheathphotography.com/Spaldwick-photos
VIDEO: As we mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, hear from WW2 evacuee Sylvia Black.
Sylvia was billeted to Spaldwick in September 1940 at just 5-years-old. She's now 85 and remembers arriving at Huntingdon station with her suitcase and gas mask...
? Chris Hubbard
VIDEO: As we mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, hear from WW2 evacuee Sylvia Black.Sylvia was billeted to Spaldwick in September 1940 at just 5-years-old. She's now 85 and remembers arriving at Huntingdon station with her suitcase and gas mask...? www.spaldwick.com? Chris HubbardPosted by Spaldwick Village on Friday, 8 May 2020
Spaldwick in the distance...
We have had a kind offer of pallets for the new allotments...but no way of collecting! They are only in Ellington. Does anyone have a trailer that could be borrowed please?
This might be fun!
The Spaldwick News magazine for May 2020 is now online and available to view or download. Please note this is not being delivered this month in paper format but you can save a copy to your computer, phone or tablet. Click here: https://www.spaldwick.com/wp-content/uploads/MAY-2020-FINAL-EDITION.pdf
This morning -
One man / one field / 42 laps = 26 miles
?? Well done David ??
Raising money for NHS charities
This morning - One man / one field / 42 laps = 26 miles?? Well done David ??Raising money for NHS charitieshttps://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DavidIrwin11Posted by Spaldwick Village on Sunday, 26 April 2020
A sunny Saturday evening in Spaldwick ??
A general warning from Huntingdonshire District Council:
We've been made aware of people claiming to work for the council, knocking on doors asking for a donation to go towards food parcels.
We will NEVER ask for money and our community team carry ID at all times. If you are to receive a food parcel we will already be aware of this.
This is the Spaldwick garage in 1950
Spaldwick News is wanting to hear your positive experiences of the lockdown for the next edition.
Have you taken up a new hobby? Got to grips with video messaging (Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp, etc)? Have you found ways to have fun with your family while social distancing? What’s made you laugh/smile?
Lots of small snippets would be great, with photos if possible. We’ve already got a good selection, but it would be nice to have more!
Please leave a message here or email email@example.com - by the end of the weekend please!