Gardening Under Lockdown

Gardening Under Lockdown

Gardening under the Lockdown conditions caused by the coronavirus crisis has been the one thing for many people which has kept them sane. The plant & seed companies were as busy as the supermarkets with queues just to get onto their websites. Then, when garden centres opened in mid-May, many people flocked to them to buy plants and other products to beautify their gardens. My little front cottage garden is full of colour and my…

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Learning Matters…

Learning Matters…

As our thoughts turn to spring, and with summer just over the horizon, learners and parents across the county are starting to look at how things are shaping up for the end of the academic year. So, I wanted to turn the focus of the next two articles on the practical steps, aside from taking on a tutor, that everyone can work on to improve their end of year achievement I carry out many consultations…

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Mowers Matching into Spring

Mowers Matching into Spring

After the high winds and almost constant rain in January & February, I’m sure I’m not the only one looking forward to longer days and warmer weather. It makes us all feel so much better. It also means we can finally get started on those gardening tasks. A good place to start is tidying the garden by cutting back winter shrubs, pruning trees and raking winter leaves and debris. Clear up anything the winds spread…

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Fenland Spirit offer 5 tips on winter lawnmower maintenace

Fenland Spirit offer 5 tips on winter lawnmower maintenace

Winter is here and we have top tips to prepare your lawnmower for next spring. Clean out debris from underneath your lawnmower. Grass compacts under the deck; scrape it out and give it a dose of WD40 or equivalent – this reduces your deck rotting and grass clogging around the belt. Empty all fuel by running it empty. If you just empty the tank, the fuel in the carburetor can block the tiny jets inside…

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The Electoral Register 2019/20

The Electoral Register 2019/20

At the end of July/early August, every household in the village will have received a Household Enquiry Form issued by East Cambridgeshire District Council. The information it requests is used to prepare the Electoral Register. It is easy to return the information, either via email, text, Freephone or post. Once the form is returned, any new Electors will receive an ‘Invitation To Register’ to complete. At the end of August and mid-September reminders are posted…

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“Cambridgeshire is leading the way in the fight against scammers”

“Cambridgeshire is leading the way in the fight against scammers”

Residents in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire have been accessing help locally to fight the scammers, thanks to a partnership set up seven months ago. Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Jason Ablewhite made his comment after a new service was launched by Citizens Advice to help victims of online fraudsters. Mr Ablewhite said: “Lot of agencies across our county had noticed increases in complaints from residents about an increasing number of scams – it…

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Summer Fire Safety Tips

Summer Fire Safety Tips

As the weather brightens up and the sunshine starts brightening our weeks, we welcome the longer, brighter nights and the opportunity to enjoy summer days and nights in the garden. When powering up your BBQ’s and putting out the garden furniture for the summer season, be sure to take note of our top tips to ensure you have a fun and safe summer in the garden. If cooking outdoors, always check BBQs over after winter…

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Keeping Your Garden Secure During Storms

Keeping Your Garden Secure During Storms

With the current climate of strong gales and storms brewing across the UK we spoke to local home and maintenance company Emeralds Home and Garden about their advice on the best ways to secure your garden in the event of a storm. Recently we have seen a great influx in fence, shed and garden repairs due to the storms that have occurred. Here are a few tips for keeping your garden’s safe: Ensure all shed…

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Successful Food and Wine Pairing

Successful Food and Wine Pairing

Our guest feature this Spring is from Kelly Blacklock a local wine connoisseur and event organiser. Find out more about Kelly and her upcoming wine tasting events at www.firstthegrape.com Great food and great wine are synonymous with good time. However, do you always need to choose red wine with meat and white with fish? Not these days, you don’t! If you fancy being adventurous and trying something new here are a few tips: Sweet foods:…

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Preparing your garden tools for storage

Preparing your garden tools for storage

As you’re putting your garden power tools away for the winter, it’s worth taking some time to ensure they’ll be good to go next year. Use these five tips to prepare your garden tools for storage – and keep them in top condition for spring: Make sure all tools are clean and dry Mud, dirt and old bits of garden plants can cause your tools to work ineffectively. If you’re anticipating that your machines aren’t…

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