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A great day out is in prospect on November 17, when the first Whittlesey Fashion and Living Festival will be held at the Manor Leisure Centre (10.30am-4pm). It will include more than 25 stalls offering great discounts on high street prices, as well as two fashion shows, live music, free soft play for children and a hog roast. Entry is free. It has been organised by Boome Hair and Beauty salon in conjunction with Fenland District Council and Discovering Whittlesea magazine.


Are you looking for money for a community project? Do you want to meet potential funders or get help with writing an effective funding bid? Then go along to the Fenland Funding Fair being held by Fenland District Council and the Cambridge Council for Voluntary Services on November 26 at Fenland Hall, March. The event is free for CCVS members or £60 for all other organisations. Details: call 01223 464969.


Would you be interested in helping to form a new Friends of Whittlesey Cemetery group? If you’re keen to help preserve the site’s heritage or are interested in wildlife – or simply want to meet other like-minded people – call Rebecca Robinett, FDC’s Street Pride coordinator, on 01354 654321 or email


“Balanceability” classes to help children aged 2-6 learn to ride a bike are being offered at the Hudson

Leisure Centre in Wisbech. They teach the basic skills needed, using special pedal-less bikes that do away with the need for stabilisers.

The course consists of six half-hour sessions and cost £28.20. The next one runs each Tuesday from November 12 until December 17, with another scheduled for January 7-February 11.

For more details, call FDC’s leisure team on 01354 622399 or email

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