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Thank you to Helen Powell, Chair of the Gardening Club, Lynn & John Travis and any other unknown volunters for the patriotic flower tubs that appeared on the green by the Cross. Also to those unsung volunteers who last year planted and watered geraniums and bulbs in the tubs by the bus stops in an attempt to make Melbourn Bloom.
But oh dear where was the bunting and flags to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee?
Surely the shops in the centre of the village and the businesses based in the village, perhaps in partnership with the Parish Council, could have made some effort to support the village in celebrating what was indeed an historical event, you didn’t have to be a monarchist to acknowledge this.
Admittedly there were a few houses in Melbourn with flags on but here was a missed opportunity for the community to come together as was the case in other villages in Cambridgeshire and across the country.
The aim of the Melbourn Fete & Music on the Moor is to bring the village together, to have fun, socialise and raise money for local groups. Each year the committee organises the day so that local clubs, societies and charities can set-up stalls and provide entertainment to help with their fundraising. All proceeds are put back into the community.
As the Fete grows in size each year, the committee has ever more to organise. We rely heavily on volunteers to help us out. Without our volunteers, the day would not be possible!
Would you like to get involved? If so, send your contact details and availability to email@example.com or give Paula a call on 07402 273527.
Melbourn Village Fete & Music on the Moor 23rd June 2012?www.melbournfete.co.uk?
See you there!
I have given some thought to the energy crisis we must all face at sometime in the future. It seems to me that each and every village ,town or city in the uk needs to make its own power and be responsible for its own waste.?Be it wind farm’s, hydro power or nuclear power.
If we choose to live in a city using a lot of energy we must have the means to power our well lit existence.?But just because we live in the country and work in a city we must not forget the energy that we use getting to work, electric trains, cars, buses, lighting, heating,and the dreaded aircon all have a price to pay.?
So what to do?
Melbourn is desperate for a good coffee shop on or very near to the cross roads, where you can chill out, watch the world go by, and have a chat with friends and neighbours, sat down outside in the fine weather. That’s what’s needed in our village, another social focal point for people to meet up. Especially after dropping off the kids at school. Also the Spa needs to be told by the Parish Council to tidy up the front of it’s shop and surroundings and stop using the empty shop by little lane as an advert for the Spa, cheap posters all over the front window, it’s a mess! Come on get a grip!
Yet again the spectre of the noisy scooters and lunatics using the nursery car park off The Moor has started in earnest. One lady nearly run over as vehicles drive/ride on the pavement.
Why isnt the access gate locked any more? Who did/does lock it? Where are the promised police patrols? As invisible as the mythical unicorn. Are we the only ones bothered by these uncompromising selfish idiots or is everyone else burying there heads.
Well be warned if it continues someone who is innocnt may be getting buried.Lets have a unified approach and get them off the roads. This is involving cars/mopeds and seems to be between the hours of 2000 and 2200.
Lock the gates-give out a few tickets and seize vehicles being used in an anti social way.
Written by Alasar