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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. 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! Tel: 01954 232789
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 website is now active and publicly accessible at

The new site includes lots of information about the Parish Council and the local area,
including: Councillors' details, Meeting minutes and agendas, Meeting Dates and Times, Local Calendar, Local News and Events, Planning Application details, Local Travel and Weather news, Local History and Maps of the Area

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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NMU groups - A14 improvements

Dear Councillors, Council officers, Council clerks and secretaries of Non-Motorised User (NMU) groups,

We have a wonderful opportunity to address the current dire provision for NMU groups along the A14 corridor as part of the ongoing consultation process.

A14NMU is a local campaign group set up by the same NMU groups who successfully worked with WS Atkins, SuperCam and Cambridgeshire County Council over a ten year period to deliver the Guided Busway's Public Bridleway and interconnected NMU paths.

We have reformed in order to facilitate best provision for NMU groups with the A14 improvements.

We take no stance on the politics of the route or the tolling issue but whatever we end up with, we will work with the Highway Agency and other parties to ensure suitable NMU routes.

We are very happy for you to take the contents of our briefing document forward in your own responses into the various consultations, both current and the more detailed ones in the future.

We are also very happy to welcome you on board as supporting members. If you would like to do so, just let us have a contact name and email, and we will list yourself/your group on a Campaign Support tab on our website:

We aim to be formal consultees throughout the process, as our individual groups were throughout the guided bus process too.

We welcome your input and your experiences. Together we can create a worthy legacy for NMU groups, and this will benefit the A14 through decreased local traffic levels, decreased NMU groups on local roads, therefore increased road safety, decreased journey times with resultant benefit to local businesses.

You may contact us each individually, or you can channel your comments/ideas through me and I will pass them onto the other campaign founders.

Yours sincerely,

Sue Rogers on behalf of A14NMU

Jim Chisholm (Cambridge Cycle Campaign), Rupert Goode (Cyclists Touring Club Cambridge), Robin Heydon (Cambridge Cycle Campaign), Avril Monmont (British Horse Society Cambridge), Sue Rogers (Swavesey Bridleways),, 01223 748434 Rohan Wilson (Sustrans Cambridge), Lisa Woodburn (Ramblers Association Cambridge),

For more information e-mail Sue Rodgers

For further details on NMU group, click the link below to visit the website:

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Click for NMU briefing document

OWLS Community Car Scheme

for residents of Over, Willingham, Longstanton & Swavesey
A voluntary car service for people who don’t have access to a car, and who are unable to use public transport or Dial-a-Ride.

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The OWLS Community Car Scheme is supported by Cambridgeshire County Council (Passenger Transport) and Care Network

For more information please call
OWLS Co-ordinator
07505 254363

The Alzheimer's Society

"The Alzheimer's Society works with anyone who is confused and forgetful, their carers and families, not just people with Alzheimer's disease. We are here to provide information, to help people to understand confusion, help people to find strategies to cope, to provide someone to talk to who understands and to provide friendship and opportunities to meet other people in a similar situation.

On Tuesday 6th December we will be at St Mary Church in Willingham in the Octagon room. We are pleased to invite you to our Drop-in between 10 -12pm. Staff will be present to help you. We can help with financial issues, carers assessments as well as provide you with information and support. We will have a confidential area where we can chat if needed. Carers and people with dementia can also meet up and chat over coffee.

If we can help in any way or you would like to find out more about our groups
please call our office on
01223 884031

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS)

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) is launching a pilot scheme in South Cambridgeshire to encourage residents to carry out safety checks on their homes. The scheme is innovative in that it will rely on local volunteers to liaise with the community on its behalf.

 CFRS is now looking for people who live in the South Cambridgeshire area to volunteer to become ‘Community Champions’.

 Community Champions will be trained to speak to local community groups about home fire safety and escape plans, and to refer those people who are unable to carry out a check of their own home to CFRS for additional support. Champions will also attend community events and take part in CFRS’s public consultation activity.

 Cambridgeshire ACRE is running this pilot scheme on behalf of CFRS. We believe that our strong links with South Cambridgeshire parishes means we are well placed to generate a good level of support for the scheme and we would encourage anyone looking for an opportunity to take on a more active role in their community to consider becoming a Community Champion.

For more information on the scheme click here or contact

Lynda Bubb
CFRS Community Champion Scheme Co-ordinator
Cambridgeshire ACRE
Direct Line: 01353 865037

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
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.

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


Trading Standards web pages provide information about how to get advice on a consumer issue and how to report concerns; it provides advice on the most common problems, including scams and rogue traders, and tells residents about issues we are currently tackling, linking to our most recent articles to help them avoid the problems that other people in the County are encountering. The link is

We also have business pages which provide information on how to seek business advice on trading law issues which might be relevant to small businesses operating locally. the web address is

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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News from the Hanson - RSPB Wetland Project

Open for wildlife business

 For the first time in more than a century the extraordinary sound of booming bitterns has been heard across the fenland landscape at the Hanson-RSPB wetland project. Not one but two male bitterns let rip this spring with their booming vocal gymnastics completing the picture after last year’s silent nesting by a lone female bittern. 

Coinciding with this conservation success story we’re delighted to say that the reserve is now formally open to the public. Ten years in the making, with over 200ha of wetlands in place, the project is already bursting with wildlife,

The promoted access point is via a small car park off the Bluntisham Road in Needingworth from where waymarked trails lead to two waterside routes. One trail leads to the reedbeds (a 10km round trip), the other to Barleycroft Lake (8km) from where you can also reach Berry Fen. As these routes are lengthy and rough in places they may well appeal to those looking for a more adventurous day out but will provide visitors with waterside walks full of life.

For up to date reserve information including guided walks, bird sightings and reserve news visit our new webpages at

 Breeding birds - Boomers, beardies and flappers  

For other key reedbed birds fortunes were also up this summer with the first successful nesting by marsh harriers in the restored reedbeds (a site total of 4 nests and 5 young ‘flappers’) and the increase to 5 pairs of bearded tit. They were joined by over 250 pairs of wildfowl, breeding lapwing, redshank and oystercatcher with ringed and little ringed plover also present; nearly 70 pairs of reed bunting more than 30 pairs of skylark, breeding corn bunting, grasshopper warbler and turtle dove. 

Onward and upward

Meanwhile Hanson’s restoration work continues unabated. We expect earthworks on the seventh reedbed mere nearest Earith, started in 2011 and the biggest yet, to resume shortly. After completing their own planting work on the fifth and sixth reedbeds we have taken up the reigns this summer with our volunteers to plant thousands more reeds seedlings. Having lit the blue touchpaper, nature does the rest and the reedbeds grow wider and thicker every day. If you’d like to get involved our practical habitat management work parties are held on the second Saturday and third Wednesday of the month. 

As autumn approaches we look forward to a wintering birds of prey spectacle, our resident reedbed birds, waders and wildfowl flocking in the skies and the ever present chance of a rarity! Come and see for yourself. 

Chris Hudson, Project Manager                   e-mail:

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

Chris Hudson, RSPB Warden
Hanson–RSPB Wetland Project and Ouse Fen
Tel: 01954 233265

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

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

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

9.30am to 5.00pm - Mon to Fri

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 £5.
Local Family Parties
£12.50 for the first hour for parties and £5 per hour after.
Commercial or Business Use
£10 for the first hour and £5 per hour for the next per session.

For details on charges & availability contact
Miss Natalie Rogers  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:

Martial Arts Club

New martial arts club now open to teach the Korean art of Tang Soo Do.

The class is on a Wednesday night in the Memorial Hall in Swavesey.
If you would like to know more please visit the website

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

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

Lisa McManus
07917 040502

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