This years “Glatton Open” will take place at Wyboston Lakes Golf Course on Tuesday 11th of September. As in previous years, we will play a Stableford competition (individual game) as four balls, first tee at 10:30am. Cost will be £30 per head which includes £25 for a round of golf, coffee & bacon roll and £5 for the prize fund. There will be a overall winner and a 20+ winner with prizes for “nearest the pin” and “longest drive”. As always, there will be a meal & prizegiving in the Addison Arms that evening but that’s optional.
Please let Terry Brignall know if you’d like to play by Monday 16th of July when he has to pay the deposit.
It’s always a great day out and Wyboston Lakes is a really lovely course. All golfing abilities welcome and remember: “It’s only as serious as you want it to be!”
If you are a new hog Mum and/or Dad pop along to collect your new family members.
If you are interested then, you are also welcome to come along to the Village Hall and welcome the hedgehogs at the start of their new life in Glatton.
You can now access the new Glatton Hogblog from the website. You will notice a new button at the top of the screen, on the right hand side, which will take you directly to the Hogblog. Thank you so much Paul Cole for making this addition.
For those who use the crime reporting app Trygve, the app has changed its name to the more tongue friendly SAFELAND. The new website is at: https://www.safe.land/gb/home/
We have received notification that approval has been granted for five new homes in Glatton, but don’t panic, these are hedgehog houses. Glatton Parish Council have been progressing an initiative to help hedgehogs thrive in Glatton, led by Paul Williams.
The intention of the Hedgehog program is in the main to provide a hedgehog friendly environment for our little prickly friends. Hedgehogs are a long standing part of the British countryside, but are sadly in decline. The State of Britain’s Hedgehogs report (Download Report) is the definitive assessment of how hedgehog populations are doing in Britain and it does not look good. In the 2015 report the evidence suggests a continuing decline, in both rural and urban landscapes. Since 2000, rural populations have declined by at least a half and urban populations by up to a third in the same period.
The Parish Council have taken the following steps to help hedgehogs in Glatton:
· Engaged with Shepreth Wildlife Conservation Charity (SWCC) to offer Glatton as a possible rehoming site for injured and orphaned hedgehogs. SWCC have approved Glatton and have offered us 5 pairs of hedgehogs for our first round of releases, at the end of April / early May.
· The Parish Council has approached Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Biodiversity Partnership to seek funding in support of our program. They have agreed to fund us over two years (to be reviewed at the end of the first year) which has allowed for the purchase of five deluxe homes, each suitable for a pair of hedgehogs. They have also offered funding to support the purchase of a wildlife camera to track and photograph out new residents. One condition of the funding offer is that we have been asked to support their research through the use of footprint traps to survey existing hedgehog activity.
How can you help?
We are aiming to make this an engaging community project and seek volunteers to get involved. We require a team of ‘Hedgehog Heroes’ who we hope will be our younger generation of residents supported by parents. If you have a child who would be interested in learning about hedgehogs and supporting the gathering of data from the footprint traps as well as photos and video from the wildlife camera then please email email@example.com.
If you are a home owner and would be interested in having a hedgehog house then please let us know and you will be added to the list of interested Mum and/or Dad of a future hedgehog family, again simply email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org. All locations will need to be surveyed and approved and the final approval will have to be from the SWCC.
To support this initiative we have set up a website ‘HogBlog’, where the new ‘parents’ of the hedgehogs can register and keep us and our supporters up-to-date on progress, the hedgehog heroes can also help with this. The website is currently under construction (so may change) but you can see the site, access information and even register now at
Please join us in supporting this initiative and spread the word around Glatton.
Glatton Parish Council.
VILLAGE NEAR PETERBOROUGH TO COMMEMMORATE LOCAL AUTHOR
Three-day event dedicated to author, playwright and composer Beverley Nichols
Beverley Nichols Weekend – 7th-9th September 2018, Glatton, Cambridgeshire.
John Beverley Nichols (1898-1983) was a socialite surrounded by a constellation of the brightest stars of the first half of the twentieth century. His inner circle included the aristocracy, giants of commerce, stars of the stage and screen and the leading creatives of his age. Blessed with a talent that delivered success in multiple disciplines in the arts, Nichols remained a bona fide celebrity for his entire adult life. Yet, despite the acclaim he enjoyed, the fame of Beverley Nichols has dimmed in the years following his death in 1983.
Hailed as one of the original “Bright Young Things” of the 1920s, the prolific English author wrote more than 60 books, including novels, children’s books, mysteries, short stories and poetry, as well as works on travel, politics, religion, celebrity profiles, cats and gardening. His popular and often news-making books were published regularly throughout six decades, with his last published a year before his death at age 85. He also authored plays, composed songs for musical revues and wrote weekly essay columns for major newspapers and magazines.
Beverley Nichols lived at Allways, a thatched cottage in Glatton (near Peterborough), between 1928 and 1937. Here Nichols wrote his trilogy of books Down the Garden Path, A Thatched Roof, and A Village in a Valley.
Now 120 years after his birth, inspired by his fascinating and often contradictory life, individuals from both sides of the Atlantic are collaborating on a project to reintroduce Mr. Nichols to a modern audience.
In September 2018 the parish of Glatton and the Fenland Trust are staging a ‘Beverley Nichols Weekend’ to celebrate the life of the village’s most famous resident. The event will include an exhibition of Nichol’s works, talks on his life, a beer festival at the village pub and the unveiling of a heritage plaque dedicated to the author.
As part of the project resident and researcher Terry Brignall MBE has also been granted access to Nichols’ historic home, the Allways cottage to view the famous “autograph wall”. The wall features signatures of the many famous visitors to Allways including Clark Gable, Dame Nellie Melba, Rex Whistler and Cecil Beaton.
Details of the event and the research can be found on the Beverley Nichols website at www.beverleynichols.org
“Thanks to the extraordinary research by Terry Brignall MBE and the support of the parish of Glatton, we have a wonderful opportunity to commemorate the life of one of the region’s most famous residents and introduce new generations to his work.”
Stewart Howe, Chair, Fenland Trust
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Stewart Howe at 07376 419605 or email at email@example.com
Very early notice I know but we’re trying to get a full house for what’s going to be a fantastic evening kicking off our “Beverley Nichols Weekend“. Beware those identified as Glatton’s “Public Enemies”, pictured here!