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Wednesday January 16th, 2019

Gamlingay Parish Council

Christmas lights
You may have noticed these are still on the lamposts on Church Street, although they are now unplugged.
Unfortunately, some of the volunteers who have been wonderful putting them up and taking them down every year for the last few years had to cancel on the dates arranged due to work commitments, which is perfectly understandable (one is a fireman). On Sunday we were reduced to just one volunteer with ladder training . It really needs at least 3 people - two to help transport and secure the ladder and at least one to climb up and undo the bolts. We also need a vehicle big enough to put the lights in. Called out at the last minute, one of your Parish Councillors, Adrian Foster very kindly delayed his Sunday roast to come to help myself and trusty volunteer Wayne Hipgrave. Given the limited size of the working party and the possibility of a seriously burnt roast dinner, we decided to just unplug the lights for now and hope to get them taken down soon.
Thanks again to Richard Petch and Wayne Hipgrave in particular for going above and beyond, giving up their time to put the lights up and take them down every year. Year one in particular will never be forgotten due to the fact that we couldn't find a spanner to fit the brackets, the lamposts wobbled, it was freezing, took forever and the working party were fuelled by haribo and vodka jelly shots, which may or may not have helped.......
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Wednesday January 16th, 2019

Gamlingay Parish Council

Solution Gamlingay
Lots of local businesses have now listed themselves for FREE on solutiongamlingay.com and now appear in the online directory, so if you need a local service please take a look.
If you are a local business or tradesperson, please register now - it is a completely FREE service provided by the Parish Council to encourage and promote local enterprise as well as offering links to business support, jobs and apprenticeships, volunteering opportunities and more
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Wednesday January 16th, 2019

Gamlingay Parish Council

Allotments available 🍏🍓🍅🍆🥑🥦🥬🥒🌽🥕🥔
Would you like to grow your own fruit and vegetables, but don't have the space?
Allotments are available in Gamlingay. The annual cost is £15 for a full plot and £7.50 for a half, plus a £5 membership fee to GAGA (Gamlingay Allotment Gardeners Association).

There are 4 vacancies at the Long Lane allotments and 1 at Green End. GAGA are keen to find new tenants ASAP, so please contact Bob Gordon, membership secretary on 651913 - leave a message on the answerphone and he will respond promptly or email bob.gordon22@talktalk.net Chairman Brian Giddings on 07746 074796. Mick Slimm, secretary - a.slimm@btinternet.com. GAGA also has its own email address - gamlingay.allotments@gmail.com

Please share this message to the various Gamlingay FB pages. Thank you!
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