Summer 2019 Issue 98

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Melbourn Village College celebrates its 60th anniversary this year (page 5). We are fortunate and proud to have such an excellent establishment in our village. The Community Transport Scheme is also celebrating their 25th Anniversary. Many congratulations to both!

The Parish Council have vacancies for a number of Councillors, and also announces details of the Time Bank, which sounds like a very good idea (page 13). We understand that our sub Post master is to retire in September, let us hope we get a replacement for this vital village amenity.

As usual there will be a lot going on this season, in Melbourn and surrounding villages, including Open Gardens (page 5), Cambridge Open Studios, Home-Start Kite Festival Children’s Art Competition and Cambridge District Art Circle (page 67). Look out for announcements about the Water Light project (page 9), a film celebrating the Mel an important chalk stream now beautifully maintained by a dedicated team of volunteers. There is also an piece on the continuing conservation of Melwood (page 19).

We have the continuation of ‘Travelling the Himalayas’ and in this edition we visit Tibet (page 48); and an interesting look at the RSPB Reserve in Fowlmere once known as the Fens of South Cambridgeshire, and some information on Thatching.

Have a wonderful summer!

Front cover image: courtesy of Nicola and Ed Emery.
See page 24 for ‘Thatching and thatchers in Melbourn’.

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