Fen Ditton Village News

News and views from Fen Ditton village, near Cambridge, England.

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Location: Fen Ditton, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Ian has lived in the village with wife Clare since 1999. They have two children Lizzie and Tom.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Ditton Day 2006

Ditton Day 2006 is the village's annual summer fair, held on the Recreation Ground. This year it's on Saturday June 24th, from noon until 5pm. This year we have:
- entertainment provided by Cambridge's Q103 FM, and the Flex Jazz dancers
- for the energetic, a funfair, a climbing wall, and a goalie competition
- for the family, a best pet competition, art competition and a magician
- stalls, teas, and of course the beer tent!

It's always a great family event, there's no charge to get in, and a good way to meet people from the village. See you there!

Friday, June 02, 2006

Little Oaks pre-school to close

We are sad to report that Little Oaks pre-school is to close its doors from the end of this term (21 July), due to an insufficient number of pupils signed up for the new school year in September.

Sandra and Lisa have given countless village children a happy start to their education over the 16 years the school has been running; we wish them well in the future.

Sewage Works Meeting

There will be a public meeting on Friday 9th June, 7PM at Fen Ditton Primary School to hear views about Cambridgeshire County Council's proposals to site a sewage treatment works on the edge of the village (click here for link).

Present will be:
Andie Harper (BBC Cambridgeshire)
James Paice (South Cambridgeshire MP)
Mark Vigor (Cambs CC Head of Strategic Planning)
Caroline Hunt (South Cambs District Council)

There are many reasons to be concerned about the impact this plan would have on the village, on the environment, and on the Green Belt: please attend if you can.

(For further information, visit www.fenditton.village-society.co.uk or telephone 01223 295264).

Thursday, June 01, 2006


Greetings, readers, and welcome to the Fen Ditton Village News blog. Times are changing fast, so much so that our village website (www.fenditton.org) is getting hard to keep up-to-date. So, here's a slightly more 21st-century solution - news and views posted round the clock, as they happen.

A few groundrules first: whilst I intend to keep postings strictly factual, remember that this is my personal slant on village affairs, and any opinions expressed are neither those of the Parish Council nor any other individual or organisation. I'm happy to correct errors of fact, but this isn't the forum for arguing about personal taste.

Comments are welcome, or you can email me at blogspot@fenditton.org.

Thanks for reading,