FRIENDS IN DEED
The next Community Café will be held on
Wednesday 12th June, in the Living
Stones Room in St Mary’s Church from
2.30pm to 4pm. All are welcome so do
come along and enjoy a cup of tea or
coffee, homemade cakes and a good chat. If you require
transport then just call us on the Transport Coordinator’s
phone, listed below.
Friends in Deed will, as usual, be running their Bottle Stall at
the Village Fair on Saturday 6th July. We would be most
grateful for donations of bottles of all shapes and sizes (but in-
date for 6th July, please!). We are now ready to start col-
lecting so please take your bottles to Pam Fraser, 31 Lucks
Lane (811680) or call 811468 and we will collect. We have
been very well supported in previous years so please keep up
the good work!
Reminder! The Summer Tea Party will be held on Wednesday
24th July at Field House, Silver Street, so make sure the date is
in your diary. Full details will follow nearer the time and
transport will be available.
For help or information contact:
Coordinator: Jane Scott 07810 006598
Requests for transport: Andy Scott 07914 669967.
Please leave a message and include your contact details
Buckden Neighbourhood Watch
As the weather improves there tends to be increase in rogue
trading offences. There are dangers in buying any services
from the doorstep.
As well as being prepared yourself, please keep an eye on
older neighbours and family members who might not be
aware and may be vulnerable to techniques doorstep sellers
Doorstep selling involves fraudsters knocking at your door and
trying to sell you something that you often don’t need.
Many honest businesses legitimately use the doorstep selling
technique and it can be a convenient way of buying goods.
However, this becomes an issue if the sales person uses pres-
sure tactics to trick you into buying something you do not
want or need or is poor value for money.
These sellers usually try to catch you off-guard and appear
polite and persuasive, whilst rushing you to make decision.
They also tend to target vulnerable people who live alone.
If a doorstep seller won’t go away after you’ve said no, you
can report this by calling 101 or online to Trading Standards or
For further advice and information on how to protect yourself
from doorstep scammers, visit the Action Fraud website.
To contact the police: 999 in an emergency; 0800 555 111
If you are not online you can tele-
RICHARD WEST Village Coordinator 01480 811467
working with CLIVE WILLIAMS 01480 811828
The Huntingdonshire Local Group of the Wildlife Trust invites
you to participate in a guided walk at Waresley Wood on Sat-
urday June 8th 2019.
Waresley Wood is an ancient woodland, predominantly con-
sisting of ash and oak. It is a site of special scientific interest
due to its diverse flora and is also home to many breeding
birds. Over 500 species of moth and butterfly have been rec-
orded here. We will also look at the progress of Browne’s
Piece which is an area of land that has been reclaimed from
farmland to try to redress the loss of woodland here in the
early 20th century.
The walk will be led by one of the reserve wardens and will
start at 10.30am. Everyone is most welcome to attend. Please
meet at the reserve entrance. OS TL256550 or SG193RH.
There is no charge, but donations are welcome. For more in-
formation please contact Alistair
Part of the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire
and Northamptonshire. Registered Charity No: 1000412
Did you know…?
...Buckden had a workhouse in Mill Road between 1766-1834.
The paupers seem to have been well cared for and were inocu-
lated against small pox in April 1777.
...In 1709, Buckden raised £2 10s. 8d. for refugees from Ger-
many who had arrived in London in need of aid following inva-
sions from France.
From Buckden A Short History and Plan, S.B Edgington, 1980