Knitting and Pom Poms

We are getting together on Sunday 18th March at the Millennium Pavilion from 1.30-3.30pm for an afternoon of tea and knitting. We invite you to join us to chat in this informal and friendly setting. We are currently making small blankets which were requested for Palliative Care packages to be given out at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

We will also be starting preparations for the BIG Pom Pom Bomb of the Nature Reserve to celebrate Carnival Week in June, so even if you’re not a knitter you can get involved.

Please bring along any spare wool you have for either of these wonderful projects.

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Healthwatch join us for coffee

We will be joined by Kate Hales from Healthwatch Cambridgeshire at our Coffee Morning this month on Thursday 15th March at 10.30am at the Millennium Pavilion. Kate would like to hear about your experiences, good and bad, with Specsavers. So if you have a tale to tell, come along for fresh coffee and a piece of cake to share your story.Image may contain: flower, plant, nature, text and outdoor

What’s on

Hopefully the weather will start to improve and you may want to venture out. Next week both the Time Bank and Changing Lives have lots on that you could try. For more information contact us on 01487 841359 or at

Tuesday 6th March

  • Nature Ramble: 10am at the Station Approach Entrance to the Nature Reserve followed by a visit to the Rose Tearoom
  • Seated Exercise: 2pm at the Millennium Pavilion

Wednesday 7th March

  • Free Falls Prevention Cafe: 10.30am at Somersham Library
  • Adapted T’ai Chi: 2.30pm at the Victory Hall

Thursday 8th March

  • Nordic Walking: Step 1 at 10am and Step 2 at 11.15am both at the Millennium Pavilion
  • Social Evening: 8pm at the Rose and Crown

Sunday 11th March

  • Knitting/Pom Pom making social: 1.30-3.30pm at the Millennium Pavilion


Wool please

Image result for woolWe are really pleased to be starting a new knitting project. We have been asked by one of our members, who is a nurse at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, to make some comforting blankets for palliative care packages they are putting together. Our members are busy looking at patterns and will be making plans at our fortnightly Knit and Natter this evening (Thursday 15th Feb), 7-9pm at Pidley Social Club.

We would be grateful of any donations of wool (double knit with some wool content, preferably not 100% acrylic) to help us on our way please.

Previously we have made around 200 Twiddlemuffs which are hand muffs for those affected by Dementia, which have been distributed locally. If you have any donations, please drop them off at the Parish Council Office, the Norwood Building Mon-Thurs 9am-3pm. If you can’t get there between these hours, please contact Lucy on 01487 841359 and I can arrange for it to be collected.

Thank you.

Wrap up and get out

It’s going to be chilly tomorrow (Tuesday 6th Feb) so wrap up and join us for some crisp fresh air on our Nature Ramble. Meet us at 10am at the Station Approach entrance to the Nature Reserve for a gentle amble lasting around 1 hour and we will warm up at The Rose Tearoom afterwards.