This page has been set up for the community to advertise events, missing, lost and found, items to sell and items wanted and a whole lot more.

( If you would like to place an advert on the Web Village Notice Board then contact us with the details - use this Notice Board as you currently do with the Post Office and other Notice Boards throughout the village )

Details Contact
Clubs and Societies in the Village can advertise FREE on this Website, for more details e-mail or call. contact@overvillage.co.uk Tel: 01954 232789
Attention Local Businesses don't just have your business listed under the Contact page, get noticed by having a full page Ad. A one page Ad on the Web is an inexpensive alternative to a Website and it will also enable your Business to have a presence on the World Wide Web! contact@overvillage.co.uk Tel: 01954 232789

Local musicians and music groups!
Local musicians and groups are being invited to perform at the most widespread UK Cultural Olympiad event.  The Bandstand Marathon is taking place at over 400 bandstands and open spaces in the UK, including the Queen’s bandstand at Blenheim Palace.

In South Cambridgeshire, Milton Country Park will be hosting the Music in the Park event on Sunday 26 September.  There will be an afternoon of music-making and performances around the park.  If you are part of a music group who would like to perform you can book a slot on the programme.  All genres and abilities welcome - the only requirement is that you must be able to play acoustically as there will be no amplification. 

To find out more please get in touch with local Arts Development Manager Amy Wormald on 01954 288748 or

Over Parish Plan

Over Parish Plan Steering Group – Final Report - see link.

 Bill Wilson
Chair Steering Group

Bill Wilson ( Chairman ) - Brian Chapman ( Secretary )

For further details on the Over Parish Plan Steering Group click the link below:

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Over Parish Council

Over Parish Council now have a page on the village website, here you will find Parish Council member details and minutes from council meetings.
If you would like further information, please click below.

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Over Parish Plan - Transport

The Parish Council are now responsible for taking forward the proposed action, one of the area's to be looked at under TRANSPORT is to set up a register of those people prepared to share transport to reduce the number of single occupant journeys.
If you are an Over resident and would like to register, please click on the link and enter your details/register on the Over Village discussion board.
(After registering as an OVER RESIDENT you will need to wait 24 hour before you are able to post a message to the board)
To register your interest in car sharing, please click below.

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Sports Development Plan For Over

One of the recommendations of the Parish Plan was for a Sports Development Plan to be produced for Over. The purpose of a Development Plan is to provide an overview of sports provision in the village, identify gaps in provision, help and support clubs to overcome the challenges they face in achieving their objectives, to identify priorities for action including co-ordinating bids for grant aid where there is a  benefit for more than one club, and bring potential members and sponsors attention to what is available.

The consultation documents are now available for review.

Full details, covering meetings and progress reports, will be available on the Village website.

Helen Hyde
Chairman Sports and Recreation Group.

For further details on Sports Development for Over, click the link below:

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Over Village Blog

Jane Lovett has started a blog on Over Village, featuring people, activities, groups, etc. You can visit the blog at
For more information on the 'blog' or if you have a comment, please e-mail Jane at
My name is Heidi Weight and I am the new Community Engagement and Communications Officer at South Cambridgeshire District Council.  I work around the Major Growth sites to engage local people, and hopefully get their views on issues which effect them.  I am in the process of organising a series of community events in and around the local area as part of the Northstowe Consultation process.
If anyone is interested in attending such events or would like more information then please contact me
For more information please contact
Heidi Weight

on 01954 713213 or e-mail  heidi.weight@scambs.gov.uk
The police are aware that some crimes and incidents occur and that these are NOT being reported because the victims believe that these crimes will not be investigated and/or detected.
The police STRONGLY urge you to report ALL incidents of crime and anti-social behaviour - this information is essential to the police who need to be aware of problems within the village.
Parkside Police Station
01223 358966
(Police Community Officer)
for Over:
Diana Neill


The new Cambridgeshire LINk (Local Involvement Network) which was established on 25 September 2008 as part of a new Government initiative to help communities have a stronger voice in their Health and Social Care services is now up and running.

 The LINK will:

·        Ask local people what they think about local care services and provide
a chance to suggest ideas to help improve services

·        Investigate specific issues of concern to the communities

·        Use its powers to hold services to account and get results

·        Ask for information and get an answer within a specified amount of time

·        Carry our spot checks to see if services are working well

·        Make reports and recommendations and receive a response

For more information please visit the website


1) Every Saturday evening whist drive at Elm Court, 7.30 pm start.  Everyone welcome.  £2.00 including raffle and refreshments.  (This is open to anyone who would like to come along - Elm Court kindly provide the venue).
2) Singles dining group - second Sunday in each month, Sunday lunch at various local pubs, at village pub if shortage of drivers.  Lunch usually booked for 1pm.  This is open to anyone who is on their own, and aged over 55.  Our current 'membership' stands at about 20.
If anyone is interested in either of these events, please contact Jane Lovett on 01954 232375 for more information.
John's Boots
Walking in  Cambridgeshire

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RSPB Fen Drayton Lakes, for August & September 2011

We’ve hosted the first classes from local schools for a day with specialist field teachers at Fen Drayton Lakes, using our new dipping platform. The children, teachers and helpers all had great days out while learning about the natural world. We’re looking forward to working with many more in the coming school year.

We have a busy programme of lake-dipping and bug hunting events during the school holidays – pick up a leaflet from a box in our car park or check www.rspb.org.uk/fendraytonlakes for all their details.

We saw the first signs of autumn bird migration in early July, and our guided walks in August and September will focus on this spectacle.  We’ll look for flocks of warblers, feeding up on fruits and insects in the hedges before they leave us for a warmer winter.  Wading birds will be stopping off on their journeys, refuelling on bugs in the mud at lake edges.

If we are lucky enough to have some sun and warmth, we can expect to see butterflies, such as red admirals and commas, feeding on ripe blackberries and late flowers.

Our Wednesday Wanders cover 2 to 2.5miles in about 3 hours, usually completing a circuit around one of the lakes, while the Short Wildlife Walks cover about a mile in 1.5 hours.

Neil Renwick, Community Projects Officer,
T: 01954 233267
or E:

Our address is RSPB, The Grange, 20 Market Street, Swavesey, Cambridgeshire CB24 4QG.

Guided walks begin at Holywell Lake car park, with a charge of £1 for children, £2 for RSPB members, and £4 for others.

Wednesday Wanders, 10am-1pm – August 10th and September 14th

Join our regular walk looking for seasonal highlights

Short Wildlife Walk, 10am-11.30am – August 16th and September 21st

Walk to a viewpoint, looking for butterflies, dragonflies, wildflowers and birds

Other events, also at Holywell Lake car park
Bats & Moths Evening
, 7-9pm – September 3rd

See some of our nocturnal wildlife, and discover how colourful some of our moths really are.  We’ll run a trap that doesn’t harm the insects, and use bat detectors.
Meet the Moths, 10am-noon – September 4th

See some of the moths that were caught last night, before they are safely returned to the wild.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a registered charity: England and Wales no. 207076, Scotland no. SCO37654

Contact: Neil Renwick
Community Projects Officer
RSPB Fen Drayton Lakes nature reserve,
T: 01954 233267
M: 07739 921459
e-mail: neil.renwick@rspb.org.uk

East Anglia's Children's Hospices

East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) offers a range of services to support children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families.

Care and support is provided within the hospices, the family home and in other settings.

EACH have hospices at Quidenham (Norfolk), Ipswich and Milton (Cambs)

For further information, please contact the EACH fundraising office on 01223 205180 or funding@each.org.uk

For further details please visit the Website.

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Artwork on Canvas & Wedding Photography Service
Wedding Photography Service available in Cambridgeshire.
Artwork available to purchase online or look on the website for upcoming market dates.


For more information please call,
Sarah Jones
01954 201266
or e-mail


Stepping back through TIME

The Over Monuments Group at Hanson's Needingworth Quarry. Visit the website.

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It’s 'yours' !!!
Over has it’s own Skate Park located on the New Recreation ground near the all weathers surface.

If you are interested in finding out about this project, click below

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It's play time............ for the under 12's
Over's super-duper play area for the under 12's on the Recreation Ground is ready for you to play on. 
If you are interested in finding out about this project, click below

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Your Community Centre
To find out more on what the Centre has to offer please call the Centre on 01954 206600 or
 Click below to visit the website.

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Please make every effort to keep all trees, bushes, hedges etc., trimmed so that they do not make paths narrower or obstruct the view of motorists.
Dog owners carry on using the dog bins - it has made a difference to the paths, thank you.  Those who do not  use the  dog bins - please do so, it's your village too, help to keep it clean.
Over Parish Council

Bicheno, a family from Over, Cambridgeshire, is a new work that traces the history of a family back to 1558 – a family centred on Over, Cambridgeshire, but which had strong links with many nearby villages and towns such as Elsworth, Cottenham, St Ives and Cambridge and as far afield as the USA and Tasmania, where there is a town and a bird named after it.
The authors are Jean Nelson and Eileen Webster, who are both connected to the extended Bicheno family.
They have taken the combined contents of two documents they created about a decade ago and have brought the information up to date by adding newly-found data and have also corrected some of the references found by delving into the Public Records offices in Cambridge and London, wills, manorial and church records and rarer ones such as the old hearth tax.
“The curious thing is that today there isn’t anyone named Bicheno living in Over or Elsworth, though there is at least one family in Cottenham, one in Cambridge and one in Melbourn, near Royston,” said Eileen Webster.
The furthest back that Jean Nelson and Eileen Webster have been able to trace the family is to William Bychenor, who died in 1558 and left a will that showed he was a husbandman (that is, a farmer) who had three daughters and a son. William’s brother John died in 1587 and his cousin William in 1601.
The name had many variants over the years including Beecheno, Bichener, Bickeno, Brecheno, Brichener, Bricheno, Brichenoe, Britchener, Brichenor, Brichiner, Britchenor and Bychener.
The name Bicheno seems to stem from the lost place name Byccenho or Birchenhoe, meaning land with beech trees on it by a river, on the borders of Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire. The river there is a tributary of the River Great Ouse, which today forms the northern boundary of Over parish. So it seems that the name Bicheno came ‘down the river’ to Over.
Today, whilst there is no-one named Bicheno living in or near Over there are people living in the village who are descended from the family. Eileen Webster is the granddaughter of Hephzibah Kirby, whose mother Lucy Bicheno married William Kirby in 1854, and John Doggett.
Jean Nelson is the three-times great granddaughter of Hemington Bicheno, one of Lucy’s nine brothers.

The book is available from Eileen Webster at 1 Longstanton Road, Over, telephone (01954) 230839 for £16 plus £1.50 post and packing

Manart Landscaping and Property Services

We are a small, honest and reliable Over based company.  Constructionline registered, we are your ideal contact for all types of work inside and out; including: fencing, patios, driveways, garden clearances and alterations, hedge trimming, tiling and any number of other services.

If you would like a free quotation for any work please call
Andy Smart
01954 202242
07813 071192

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Church and Town Lands Charity, Over
A Registered Charity
Town Hall Bookings
Local Groups & Societies only £2
Local Family Parties £7.50 (3 hours)
Commercial or Business Use £5 per hour.

For details on charges & availability contact
Miss Natalie Hawketts  Tel: 01954 230412

Natural Health
Orthopaedic pillows as recommended by physiotherapists
You will find me under Trade and Services - Natural Health

For advice and price please contact: julie@jryder.co.uk.


Like to play Netball - Come and join Over Netball Club - All standards welcome.
Weekly on Wednesday Evenings from 7.30pm

If you would like to know more please call.
Sheila on
01954 202313
Come and join us for a sociable hour of Touch Rugby on Wednesday Evenings 9-10pm at the Community Centre
Absolutely no talent required
All shapes and sizes welcome
If you would like to know more please call.
Andy Jones on 01954 201788 or Tom Ashworth on 07974 449431 or visit the website

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New Cycling Club for people in local villagers
 Come and join us

If you would like to know more please call.
Tom Ashworth on 07974 449431 or visit the website

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We will be running two weekly sections on Tuesdays 8-11pm and Thursday 9-11pm at the Community Centre

If you would like to know more please call.
Jacky Miller on 01954 202361

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Over Gardening Club

If you would like an information sheet about the club and details of our Annual Competitions please contact us.

Anyone interested in gardening is welcome - no need to be an expert!

If you would like further information please call

Pam Allars

01954 202024

Over Community Centre

All young people aged 11-17 welcome from 7.00 till 9.00pm.

New Members always welcome.

For more information please contact

Zoe Neale - Chairman Over Youth Club
07976 183325

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Check out the 2011 Gig List

Freddie & Friends New Orleans Jazz Band HOT JAZZ & GREAT ENTERTAINMENT for all

Freddie Whipp
01954 203607

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The Centre's Opening Times

12.00am till 11.00pm - Mon to Sat + 12noon till 10.30pm Sunday.

9.30am to 5.00pm - Mon to Fri

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Call the Centre on
 01954 206600

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