Thursday, 27 February 2014

collect Cambridge News token for Domino's Nursery School!

The joint project by Domino Nursery School and the United Reformed Church of Fulbourn to install double doors from the hall directly onto the garden has been selected as one of the 25 charity projects to benefit from the Cambridge Building Society's Cash for the Community Fund.

How much money we receive depends on how many tokens we collect from the Cambridge News and Towncrier.

The first token is printed in the paper this Monday (3rd March) and then each day until Saturday 29th March.

We would be very grateful if you would collect tokens for us, and spread the word if you can.

Tokens can be dropped into the boxes at: Twelve; Fulbourn Library; The United Reformed Church, and the notice board at The Fulbourn Centre, or posted in the letter box at Domino at the URC Hall on Home End, or my house at 78 Pierce Lane before Thursday 3rd April.

Alternatively they can be labelled "Domino & URC project" and delivered to any branch of the Cambridge Building society before 12pm on Friday 4th April.

This project will be of great benefit not only to the children of Domino and the URC congregation but also all community users of the URC hall, making it the only hall in the village with direct access onto a garden and play space, a lovely addition to the facilities of Fulbourn and a great compliment to the existing spaces.

Thank you very much.

Helen Leedham
Fundraising Coordinator
Domino Nursery School

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Children in Need at Amanda's Café in Fulbourn

go to the Children in Need 2013 homepage

Trying to lose weight? Donate 20p - instant effect!

Sandwich without salad? Fine 20p!

It's that time again - Amanda's café in Fulbourn High Street is raising money for Children in Need 2013, and needs your help! So pop along to guess the number of sweets in the jar, buy a raffle ticket for the chance to win 2 dozen delicious home-made mince pies, or put 20p in one of the fun cans!

Oh - and have a nice cup of tea!

Click for a Google-map to Amanda's in Fulbourn

Go to the webpage for Amanda's Sandwich Bar and Cafe in Fulbourn

click to go to Amanda's cafe website

All the money raised by Children in Need goes to disadvantaged children and young people around the UK: this is your chance to find out about and support traditional British village life, and give to a great cause at the same time.


Tuesday, 15 October 2013

author talk: Nick Coleman returns to Fulbourn!

click for reviews on 'A Train in the Night'

Nick Coleman grew up in Fulbourn and as a young boy was a member of St Vigor’s choir.

His career in journalism took him from New Musical Express via Time Out to the Independent newspaper.

He will be at St Vigor’s church on Saturday 19th October at 7.30, reading passages from his book “The Train in the Night” a memoir of his lifelong passion for music in the face of serious hearing loss. Fulbourn and St Vigor’s feature prominently in the narrative.

The reading will include music and a Q and A at the end. Refreshments will be available.

For anyone with an interest in music – and Fulbourn in the 1960’s and 70’s – it should prove to be an involving and possibly enlightening evening.

Tickets are £5, available from Twelve in advance or on the door on the night.

Mick Carr
Friends of St Vigor's

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

building blocks in place as work on new nursery begins

Staff, children and parents at kidsunlimited Fulbourn are all extremely excited that work has begun on a brand new nursery at Capital Park in Fulbourn.

The new nursery, which will replace kidsunlimited’s existing nursery at the nearby Ida Darwin Hospital should be complete in time for children to transfer by March 2014. While the work is taking place building the nursery, children from the current site are taking regular trips to watch the diggers and builders’ progress and are enjoying seeing how the building is developing and speculating about what it will look like.

Once built, the nursery will boast six large home-bases, each tailored to the children’s specific age groups. There will also be three large external gardens for children to discover and explore. In addition to this, the nursery will be set amongst beautiful grounds in which the children can take regular walks and adventures and enjoy activites such as forest school and mud kitchens.

Michelle Knowles, Nursery Manager at kidsunlimited Fulbourn, said "I’m so excited that work has started on our new nursery, the plans look fantastic and I’m sure the children will absolutely love it."

Jeremy Clark, Development Director at kidsunlimited, said "It's wonderful to be opening a brand new nursery in Fulbourn. We have been working hard behind the scenes to design a nursery which will offer a variety of features to develop and stimulate the children. As always at kidsunlimited our fundamental aim is to offer the best possible environment in which children can flourish and naturally love learning forever."

Hattie Gryspeerdt
South Marketing Co-ordinator
kidsunlimited Nurseries

Monday, 9 September 2013

Ray Gelato to play Fulbourn!

Saturday 5th October 8pm at The Six Bells, Fulbourn

Ray Gelato (vocals & sax)

with Dave Olney (double bass)
Chris Ingham (piano)
George Double (drums)

click for Ray Gelato's homepage
Ray Gelato is Britain’s main man when it comes to the sound of all things swing. He’s the guy Paul McCartney wanted to play at his wedding, who Bryan Adams booked for his party and who played for Her Majesty (twice). He is a maestro of swing and jazz, an entertainer of the first degree and an international star.

He has appeared in films (Enigma with Jude Law) and in commercials (Levi’s Dockers distributed worldwide), both playing sax of course, at jazz festivals internationally, at The Carnegie Hall, at The Albert Hall, opening for Robbie Williams, and he has toured extensively throughout the UK and Europe

In this very special concert in Fulbourn, he is joined by our very own Dave Olney on double bass, Chris Ingham on piano and George Double on drums, extremely experienced and talented writers and performers, with whom he plays from time to time.

This special concert is sure to sell out quickly so PLEASE buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment, as they are strictly limited.

Tickets £9 Call 01223 880778 or from The Six Bells 01223 880244

More information at &

Lynne Olney

Friday, 7 June 2013

nearly new sale, Fulbourn

It's that time again! The next nearly new sale of baby and children's clothes, toys, equipment and much more is on Saturday 29 June, 2.30-4.00pm at the Fulbourn Village Centre, Manor Walk, CB21 5BN.

There is 50p entrance per adult to raisie funds for the Little Warblers Pre-school, Great Wilbraham.

Tables are still available. Please contact me at

Debbie Cheverton

Click for a Google Map for the Fulbourn Centre

Sunday, 21 April 2013

new door-to-door scam in South Cambs

The company involved in this door-to-door scam relating to buying/selling jewellery and other bits and pieces have been in Sawston/Pampisford and the Shelfords recently. A bulletin sent to ecops subscribers in the area follows:

The suspect is a white male aged about late 40's, 5ft 10 with short mousey hair; clean shaven; wearing a dark button up jacket and dark trousers. He speaks with an English accent. He carries a bag containing scales to weigh gold/silver. A victim said whilst talking to him he complained he had bad knees. Prior to him attending someone delivers glossy A4 size brochures which are coloured and professional looking. Details of the brochure are:

Lochaber Highland Estates

I am in your area for the following week and wish to purchase the following items: Unwanted or damaged jewellery. Silver or silver plate. All types of watches in any condition. Medals and coins.

Also required in any condition: Old books. Scientific instruments. Leather suitcases. Old clocks in any condition. Old toys. Small antique objects. Postcards. Paintings (oil paintings, watercolours).

TOP CASH PRICES PAID FREE VALUATIONS & APPRAISALS. If you have any items not listed here that you think we would be interested in please contact Paul on 07733 335801.

The victim gave him some gold jewellery which he gave money for. After he left she noticed 3 rings that she wanted to keep were missing, and the man hadn't paid for the rings and didn't have permission to take them. He even went upstairs with the lady to look at her jewellery.

The internet has been checked regarding the Lochaber Highland Estates and it refers to buying Laird/Lord/Lady titles and land titles. There is no mention relating to buy and selling of any of the items above. The company is related to scams.

Please be careful when dealing with such people who offer good money for your unwanted/old jewellery. If you do recieve anything that your not sure of go with your gut instinct and ignore it. If they turn up on your doorstep you don't have to answer the door. If you do, tell them your not interested and ask them to leave.

PCSO Julie Hajredini
PCSO John Coppard
Fulbourn Safer Neighbourhood Team

Click to sign up for e-cops bulletins

Click to go to Cambridge Constabulary homepage

Click to go to Crimestoppers homepage