Proposed Changes To Neighbourhood Policing In Cambridgeshire

The full changes can be seen here including the reduction of PCSOs from 80 to 40! The Chief Constable’s proposed cuts may result in rural communities like Willingham losing a PCSO presence altogether or PCSOs being over-stretched and ineffective. Our PCSOs understand the challenges facing villages, they know those who would seek to cause trouble and they tackle anti-social behaviour, which police officers often don’t have time to deal with.

This consultation is now closed but we will update you when we know more.

Remembrance Sunday

Sadly, because of Covid-19 restrictions, the laying of wreaths at the memorial in the cemetery will not be open to the public. Invited representatives of the relevant bodies only will  take part in the cemetery.  There will not be a church service either but photographs of the poppy floral arrangements created by the lady flower arrangers in St. Mary & All Saints Church for this year’s Remembrance Sunday and some poppies on the Green can be seen here. Click on an image to enlarge.




Thanks to the ladies for their wonderful efforts.

Post – Willingham Gardening Club

More on this topic can be seen on the Willingham Gardening Club page under the top heading of ‘About Willingham’ or by clicking here

Hello all Willingham gardening enthusiasts. Bearing in mind that the village Horticulture and Craft Show has had to be cancelled  this year, how about sharing all your gardening triumphs and failures with us with a view to a harvest flourish finale in September and October?  We would love to hear from you all, especially our young  budding gardeners.

You can email articles, anecdotes and photos to and your photos will be published in colour! It would be great to hear from some of the children in the village too with stories and pictures. We look forward to seeing photos of your best flowers and vegetables; what’s happening in your garden or allotment, and anything the children are doing, be it just growing something on a window sill in a plastic supermarket container.


Post – Bee Swarms

If you have, or know of, a swarm of bees that may cause problems the Willingham Bee Group will be happy to collect and remove swarms.
Please phone Steve on  07795 215071 for help.  This applies to Willingham and other nearby villages. There is no charge but if you wish to make a donation it will be gratefully accepted. For villages further afield please contact the CBKA website for help.

Beware of Scams

Please be aware that during this difficult time scammers can be even more active. The scams involve offers of money from the Government to help you, asking for donations to help fight the virus, offers to buy protective equipment, and much more. Please be very wary about communications you receive that are related to the current epidemic as thieves are using it as an excuse. Always check the authenticity of everything before you give your money.

WAG Needs Volunteers

Willingham Action Group has instigated many improvements to our village life. Working with the Parish Council we helped with purchase and design of the play equipment by the Ploughman Hall. WAG volunteers planted 1300 trees around the village and in the Community Orchard. In the past we have organised litter picking, started several social groups and each year we coordinate the Feast events. These things are just a small sample of all we do but we want to do more and for that we need more volunteers. As a volunteer you might give a few hours once a year running the bar at the Fen Gallop, alternatively you could join our Environment Group and spend many hours helping maintain the orchard – the fruit is free! It’s your choice as to how much you do, and when. 
Our volunteers become great friends and we have our own WAG social lives. If you want to join us or want more information please contact us here