Spring 2020 Issue 101

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As I write this at the beginning of February Spring is already arriving and together with global warming we may not get a ‘real’ winter.

Congratulations to the Parish Council and Melbourn Village College for winning one of the new South Cambridge District Council Zero Carbon Communities grants, with the Community Refill Project. Refillable water bottle stations will be installed around the MVC site to reduce the use of single use plastic. See page 16.

Congratulations also to the Hub on their 6th birthday, a great asset at the centre of the village. Check out the activities available at the Hub over the coming year.See page 6.

The Fete returns this year, on June 20th with farming as the theme. See page 8.

We have an interesting article in this issue by Peter Guest a former Melbourn resident, whose family still live in the village. Peter works for the UN World Food Programme. See page 20. Bruce Huett continues his ‘Travelling the Himalayas’ series of interesting stories and photographs of a place very few of us get to visit. See page 26.

There are many lovely photographs in this issue, starting with the front cover taken at the RSPB Reserve, also accompanying the excellent articles on wildlife in the environs of the surrounding area.

We are fortunate to live in such a pleasant village with so many amenities and events to look forward to.

We welcome contributions from members of the community, without your support there would be no Magazine.

Enjoy the Spring!

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