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News from Fulbourn Forum May / June 2019

News from Fulbourn Forum
for community action
Sent 26 May 2019
Dear All,
There is something happening every week during June. Please find below, details of the following:
1.  Guided Wilbraham River Walk – Sunday 2 June
2.  Fulbourn Community Market – Saturday 8 June
3.  Open Gardens – Weekend 15/16 June
4.  Fulbourn Swifts Open Day – Saturday 15 June
5.  Talk: Cambridgeshire Swifts Projects Wednesday – Wednesday 26 June
6.  Weekly Swifts Survey – volunteers needed every Wednesday
7.  Fulbourn Village Design Guide – consultation ends Friday 31 May
8.  Fulbourn Repair Cafe – advance notice Saturday 9 November
Wilbraham River Protection Society
Guided Wilbraham River Walk 
Sunday 2 June, leaving at 1.45pm from Hawk Mill Farm, Little Wilbraham
You are invited to join the Wilbraham River Protection Society for their annual walk. The walk starts at Hawk Mill Farm, where parking is available, and will follow the Long Drove to Quy, before turning back along the side of the river. This excellent walk is along public footpaths and permissive paths, and will take around two and a half hours at an easy pace, with time for stops on the way. It is hoped to have a birding expert on hand to help identify birds that are seen. Refreshments will be available at farmer David White’s pond on the return leg of the path. The walk is not suitable for buggies, small toddlers, or those with restricted mobility. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead.
To get to Hawk Mill Farm, drive through Little Wilbraham and take the road that runs past the old windmill. The farm is at the end of the road.
Numbers are limited, so if you would like to join the group, please contact Rebecca Lomas at bex@drcr.info, or telephone 07718 899 471.
Please find attached full details of the walk, together with a map of the route. Please read before confirming your intention to attend.
Fulbourn Community Market
Saturday 8 June, in the Townley Hall, Fulbourn Centre, 2.30 to 5.00pm.
We hope to see many of you at the market on the 8th June. Much of the usual fare will be on offer, from food and produce (and Fulbourn’s Moonshine Brewery Ale) to arts and handmade crafts, plus a selection of plants. Susy’s homemade ice cream will also be available for consumption on the premises. The Full Circle Shop is unable to be with us this time but should be back on 7 September with their range of refillable cleaning products and unpackaged dry foods (just bring your own containers for both products). The WI cafe will provide their usual good value refreshments.
Fulbourn Open Gardens
Saturday/Sunday, 15/16 June, 11.00am to 5.00pm
Entrance fee is £5 per adult (children free) to cover all participating gardens. Look for the signs outside the gardens, where programmes can be purchased. All proceeds to Fulbourn Primary School PTfA.
Fulbourn Swifts Open Day
Saturday 15 June, St Vigor’s Church, Manor Walk, 11am to 5pm.
There will be information displays, nest boxes, live viewing on a TV screen of activity in the monitored nest boxes in the church tower, recordings of previous nest box activity,and an opportunity to view the RSPB swift video filmed in Fulbourn. Free.
This event is being held in conjunction with the Fulbourn Open Gardens.
Talk: Cambridgeshire Swift Projects by Dick Newell
Wednesday 26 June, in the Swifts Meeting Room, Haggis Gap, 7.45pm.
Swift expert Dick Newell will give details of the many projects in Cambridgeshire which are helping to protect these endangered birds. There will be a walk afterwards to see swifts flying around the adjacent streets. This event is part of the national Swift Awareness Week.
Free. A small donation is welcome towards the cost of the room hire.
Weekly Swift Survey – can you help?
Meet every Wednesday during the season at 7.30pm in front of St Vigor’s on Manor Walk.
The Fulbourn Swifts Group are watching nest boxes in the area of Grandridge Close and Swifts Corner and identifying which boxes are occupied by noting when and where swifts enter or leave. By checking the records from previous years it is possible to estimate whether the size of the colony has changed. Extra volunteers are needed and are very welcome. No previous experience is necessary. If you would like to help but cannot make Wednesday evenings, then do please get in touch. Sometimes people go out surveying on other evenings, especially during warm spells, and you are very welcome to join them.
For further information please contact John Willis on 881103 or fulbournswifts@gmail.com
If you would like to talk to John in person, then you will find him at the Community Market on 8 June where he will be manning a small display stand in the foyer to the Townley Hall.
Fulbourn Village Design Guide
The public consultation on the draft document is open until 31 May 2019
If you missed the South Cambs public consultation exhibition at the Swifts meeting room on 25 April, you can still view the display boards in the foyer of the Fulbourn Centrewhere they will remain until 31 May (these are the same display boards that were exhibited in the Coop for 10 days).Comments can be made online towww.scambs.gov.uk/villagedesign where the full document can also be read. If you would like to borrow an A3 hardcopyto study at home, please contact David Cottee at 880616 orfulbournforum@gmail.com
Fulbourn Repair Cafe
Advance Notice – our next Repair Cafe will be on Saturday 9 November 2019.
Full details will be sent nearer the time. Please make a note in your diary if you interested.
Best wishes,
David Cottee
on behalf of Fulbourn Forum for community action
01223 880616