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Arrington Parish Council - District Councillor - County Councillor - Member of Parliament - South Cambridgeshire District Council - Cambridgeshire County Council - Parish Church - Mother's Union - Church Magazine - Neighbourhood Watch - Arrington Village Hall - Police - Parents and Toddlers - Mother Goose Pre-School - Petersfield (C.E.) School -
Arrington Post Office
- Orwell Village Stores - Snooker Club - Mobile Library - Wimpole Hall - Wysing Arts


Arrington Parish Council

Councillor Grace Everson (Chair)
Dale View, 189 Ermine Way, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8 0AY
Telephone: 01223 208915.

Councillor David Pearce
Home Farm, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8 0A?.
Telephone: 01223 207313

Councillor Jack Christy
27 Mill Lane, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0DB.
Telephone: 01223 207842.

Councillor Edie Izzard
The Post Office, 75 Ermine Way, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8 0AG.
Telephone: 01223 208886.

Councillor Denham Pearce
4 Newell Close, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8 0AZ.
Telephone: 01223 207076.

Councillor Ann Lattion
59 Ermine Way, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8 0AG.
Telephone: 01223 207551.

Councillor Vanessa Kelleher
113 Ermine Way, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8 0AT.
Telephone: 01223 207732.

Susan Kay (Clerk to the Council)
155 Ermine Way, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0AX.
Telephone: 01223 208636.

The Parish Council have a website at:


District Councillor
(South Cambridgeshire District Council)

Councillor Lister Wilson
Wheatfield House, Royston Road, Litlington, Royston Hertfordshire SG8 0RL.
Telephone: 01763 853339.


County Councillor
(Cambridgeshire County Council)

Councillor Linda Oliver,
Home Farm House, Manor Farm Road, Waresley SG19 3BX.
Telephone: 01767 650530.


Member of Parliament
(South Cambridgeshire)

Andrew Lansley CBE MP,
South Cambridgeshire Conservative Association,
153 St Neots Road, Hardwick, Cambridgeshire CB3 7QJ.
Telephone and Fax: 01954 212707 (24 hours).

Mary Flinders, Constituency Secretary.

Andrew Lansley MP holds regular surgeries to help constituents needing assistance or advice with a problem. The surgeries are generally held on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month in various village hall locations.

Contact the address above if the problem is urgent.


Member of European Parliament

Robert Sturdy MEP,
South Cambridgeshire Conservative Association,
153 St Neots Road, Hardwick, Cambridgeshire CB3 7QJ.
Telephone: 01954 211790.Fax: 01954 211786.

Secretary to Robert Sturdy MEP: Mrs Julia Smith.


South Cambridgeshire District Council

South Cambridgeshire District Council,
South Cambridgeshire Hall,
9-11 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 1PB.
Telephone (all departments): 01223 443000. Fax: 01223 724160.

South Cambridgeshire District Council's web site includes details on services, who’s who on the Council, local news, parish listings, leisure and tourist information, plus other useful features.


Cambridgeshire County Council

Cambridgeshire County Council,
Shire Hall, Castle Hill, Cambridge CB3 0AP.
Telephone (all departments): 01223 717111. Fax: 01223 717201.

Web Site: e-mail:


St Nicholas Parish Church, Arrington

You may visit the church every Saturday throughout the summer from 10.00am to 5.00pm.

Rector: Rev Neil Brice
The Rectory, Fishers Lane, Orwell, Royston, Cambridgeshire.
Telephone: 01223 208653. Mobile: 07713 259262.

Reader: Malcom Tune. Telephone: 01223 207811.
Reader: Malcolm Barrett. Telephone 01223 369662.

Church Warden: Karen Teideman-Barrett
Telephone: 01223 207522.

Church Warden: Don Hollands
53 Cambridge Road, Wimpole, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8 5QD.
Telephone: 01223 207547.

Organist: Don Hollands
53 Cambridge Road, Wimpole, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8 5QD.
Telephone: 01223 207547.

You would be made most welcome at any of the services in our group of five parishes. If you would like more information, please contact one of the church wardens. If you wish to discuss baptisms, marriages, funerals or visits, the Rector would be pleased to speak to you.

See the Community Diary for details of regular services in the Church.

Benefice web site: Arrington Parish Church.


Mother's Union

Orwell, Arrington and Wimpole Branch

Committee: Mrs M Corley (01223 208079) and Mrs C Beard (01223 208053).

Secretary: Mrs S Dunn.

The Mother's Union meets on the first Monday of each month in Orwell Village Hall.


Church Magazine

The Church Magazine covers the church parishes of Arrington, Barrington, Croydon, Orwell and Wimpole. Copies are 30p each or by subscription at 3.00 per year.

Editor: Pam Fawcett,
49 Cambridge Road, Wimpole, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8 5QD.
Telephone: 01223 208458.

Advertising: Steve Odell,
31 Cambridge Road, Wimpole, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8 5QD.
Telephone: 01223 208202.


Arrington Neighbourhood Watch

Denham Pearce (Parish Co-ordinator)
4 Newell Close, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8 0AZ.
Telephone: 01223-207076.

  • Keith Fowler, a professional security officer, has been appointed Deputy Co-ordinator for the Western Sector.
  • Linda Berlandier-Robinson has been appointed Deputy Co-ordinator for the Southern Sector.
  • Dennis Hunter is appointed for the Central Sector.
  • Grace Everson with Rita Zwiekhorst assisting will manage the Northern Sector.

For further details see: Arrington Neighbourhood Watch

If you know of anyone committing a crime, from drug dealing to motor crime, from murder to fraud, then phone South Cambridgeshire Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Your call is free - you do not have to give your name - you may receive a reward.


Arrington Village Hall

Arrington Village Hall is situated behind the Hardwicke Arms Hotel in Ermine Way. The facilities include a large hall area with kitchen. There is parking for 6 cars but additional parking is available inside the gates of Wimpole Hall nearby.

Contact: Grace Everson
189 Ermine Way Arrington Cambridge Cambs SG8 0AX
Telephone: 01223 208915

Additional contact: Edie Izzard,
75 Ermine Way, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8 0AG.
Telephone: 01223 208886.


Cambridgeshire Police

Melbourn Beat: Pc Rob Turner. Mobile phone for non-urgent messages only: 07740 734 975. Covers Melbourn, Meldreth, Bassingbourn, Abington Piggots, Arrington, Litlington, Shingay, Steeple Morden, Guilden Morden, Tadlow, Whaddon, Croydon, Kneesworth.

Arrington is in the Sawston Sector.
Address (but see red text below) is Sawston Police Station, 4 Cambridge Road, Sawston, Cambridgeshire CB2 4DG. Telephone (switches from Parkside - ask for Sawston): 01223 358966. Opening hours 8.00 am to 4.00 pm Monday to Friday.

The Area Commander is Inspector Steve Maycock and the Community Officer responsible for Wimpole is Sergeant Steve Poppitt.

"1 September 2002:

I am writing to advise you that the police station site in Sawston is about to be redeveloped with a new police station and a number of new private houses.

As from Thursday 5th September 2002 Sawston Police Station will close and all staff, vehicles and equipment will be relocated to temporary accommodation at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford. Officers will patrol from, and respond to incidents, crimes and calls for service from the temporary police station in exactly the same way as at present.

Unfortunately we will have no facility to deal with callers to the temporary police station, instead we will be making extensive use of our new mobile police station. I will be able to publicise where and when the mobile station will be used in due course.

The postal address of the temporary police station will be: Cambridgeshire Constabulary, Sawston Sector, Building 288, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridge CB2 4QR. The telephone number will remain exactly the same as now - 01223 358966 as will any e-mail addresses that you use to contact officers in Sawston Sector.

The new police station should be available in about 12 months time, and as soon as there is any news on our moving in I will make this information available. If you have any questions or comments to make about the move or the redevelopment of the police station site please contact me directly."

Yours sincerely
Steve Maycock
Sector Inspector

Emergency calls should be made on 999 or 112. If you see anything suspicious in the parish, please ring Parkside Police Station on 01223 358966 and then contact your village Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinators. All reported information is recorded at Parkside and gets cross referenced with reports received from the surrounding villages.

Read the latest issues of "The Sawston Beat" - the local police newsletter edited by Pc John Sutton, Wimpole's Community Beat Officer. The newsletter includes facts and figures on local village crime, and has regular features on aspects of policing in the area.


Parent and Toddlers Group

The Arrington and Croydon Parent and Toddlers Group meets at the Arrington Assembly Rooms on Tuesdays between 2.00 pm and 3.30 pm. They are a small friendly group and welcome all local mums, dads, grandparents and carers looking after a young child.

For further information please contact: Jane Carr on 01223 208728.


Mother Goose Pre-School

Officers 2002

Chair: Carole Bowen. Tel: 01223 208275.
Secretary: Jackie Curtis. Tel: 01223 207005.
Supervisor: Gill Davies. Tel: 01223 208459.
Manager/Administrator: Liz Smith. Tel: 01223 208849.

Wimpole Village Hall phone (playgroup hours): 01223 208527.
Out of term/out of hours enquiries to Liz Smith on 01223 208849.

See also: Mother Goose Pre-School and Annual Report 2000-2001

Mother Goose Pre-School is held in Wimpole Village Hall during school terms - from 9.15 am to 12.00 noon Monday to Friday. The playgroup is a feeder pre-school for Petersfield Primary School.


Petersfield (C.E.) Primary School

Petersfield (C.E.) School,
Hurdleditch Road, Orwell, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8   .
Tel: 01223 207382.

Head Teacher: Mark Dickinson.

School Secretary: Laureen Wesley.

PTA Chairman: Tony Clark. Tel: 01767 631236.
Treasurer: Suzanne Armitage. Tel: 01767 631579.
Secretary: Liz Coker. Tel: 01763 262186.

Secretary to the Board of Governors: Maureen Tovey. Tel: 01223 870343.

Parishes Representative on the Board of Governors: Alison Pritchard. Telephone: 01223 207466.

Petersfield School is a Church of England voluntary aided primary school which opened in 1962. It serves the parishes of Arrington, Croydon, Orwell, Tadlow, Whaddon and Wimpole with a roll of approximately 214 pupils.


Arrington Post Office

Arrington's post office closed on Wednesday 9 October 2002, when sub-postmistress Edie Izzard closed her premises in Ermine Way for the last time.

The nearest post office is at Orwell Village Stores (contact details below).

Anyone interested in taking over as sub-postmaster in Arrington should write to:
Agency Recruitment, Human Resources,
Freepost NWW 1675A,
Manchester M5 9JB
or phone 0845 601 6260.


Orwell Village Stores and Post Office

Orwell Village Stores,
33 Town Green Road, Orwell.
Telephone 01223 207236.

National Lottery Retailer, Off Licence, Grocers, Greengrocers, Post Office, Videos, Agents for Dry Cleaning and Shoe Repairs, Paraffin, Coal, Coalite.

Post Office Counter opening hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9.00 am to 1.00 pm, then 2.00 pm to 5.30 pm.
Wednesday: 9.00 am to 1.00 pm (closed in afternoon).
Saturday: 9.00 to 12.30 pm (closed in afternoon).
Sunday: Closed

Village Stores opening hours:

Monday to Saturdays: 8.00 to 7.00 pm.
Sunday: Closed


Arrington Snooker Club

Contact Bob Burling on 01223 207913 for further details.

Web Site:


Mobile Library Service

Libraries and Information Service, Roger Ascham Site, Ascham Road, Cambridge CB4 2BD. Telephone: 01223 718362.

The Mobile Library visits Arrington on alternate Fridays at
Clifden Close Community Centre between 11.55 am - 12.05 pm.

Visit dates are given in the Community Diary listings.

You can borrow up to 12 items - books and talking books for 8 weeks and videos for 2 weeks.

Your mobile library also gives you access to the 1.1 million books and 30,000 videos available through the Cambridgeshire Libraries and Information Service. Please ask the library staff to help you find what you are looking for. A small charge is made to reserve a book or video.

For renewals or enquiries please ring 01223 712000.


Wimpole Hall
(National Trust)

Wimpole Hall, Arrington, Royston, Cambridgeshire SG8 0BW.
General enquiries: 01223 207257.
General fax: 01223 207838.

Other telephones:
Concert bookings: 01223 207001
Old Rectory Restaurant: 01223 208670
Gift shop: 01223 207452.

Administrator: Graham Damant.
Custodian: Georges Potirakis.
Home Farm: Shirley and Bernard Hartshorn.


See the Wimpole Hall page for information and related local history.

Wimpole Hall's own web site is a pleasing tour around the "Big House". With many photographs, the site includes illustrated sections on the Hall and Home Farm, the Gardens and the Estate, with pages of useful information for visitors, and a comprehensive "what's on" listing of Wimpole events covering the next three months.


Wysing Arts

Wysing Arts,
Fox Road, Bourn, Cambridge CB3 7TX.
General enquiries: 01954 718881, fax 01954 718500,
e-mail:, web site:

Courses, easter egg hunt, ceramics, artists' studios, exhibitions, sculpture, art in education, children's workshops, kites, raku, kinetics, printing, banners, adult's courses, mobile studio, metalwork, stained glass, photography, archaeology, space hire, rehearsal space, and conference venue.



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