Tesco Council Grant 17th February 2016
Our Chairman Fred Mills receiving a cheque for £980 from Councillor Eamonn Dorling after being successful in our application.
We have great pleasure in welcoming another new sponsor, Whittlesey and District Round Table 846. Every Christmas they collect money from around Whittlesey and outlying area’s with a carol float. It is excellent therefore to see some of that money being distributed and used in the local community. Today saw a brand new bench being placed at the junction of Windmill Street and Whitemore Street close to the pelican crossing.
Vesuvio Italian Restaurant
We have great pleasure in announcing a new sponsor for our Delph Boat.. Vesuvio’s Italian Restaurant has kindly taken on this site. Thanks must also be given to our previous sponsor of four years, T&T Vehicle Sales. We all look forward to a long and lasting association.
The Norwich & Peterborough Building Society have joined us, not only as sponsors, but have also deployed staff from their Whittlesey Branch to maintain the Rose Garden on Church Street. We would like to thank Peter and Georgie plus all of the staff for participating and also running an Easter Egg draw in aid of Streetpride. Here we have Mrs Caprinani with her son, winner of the Egg.
The Whittlesea Wayfarer on Station Road, which was recently replaced with a newer boat, was today re – launched by our sponsor Anthea Head of Decker Buses. Anthea has been the sponsor of the boat since its inception and we thank her for her help and continued support throught the years.
Kellyvision Broad Street Whittlesey have been most kind to Streetpride, by donating Hydroponic logistic equipment. This has been used in our new re-launch boat,the Whittlesea Wayfarer which stands on Station Road Whittlesey. We would therefore like to thank Kelley, Andy, Max, Lee and Tina for delivery and their help.
Anthea Head has very kindly agreed to re-sponsored the ” Whittlesea Wayfarer ” boat situated on Station Road. A very big thank you to Anthea, seen here presenting the cheque to Alan Hobbs and Peter Davies of Street Pride
Window boxes at The Nags Head Eastrea.
Bernard Gray Esson proposed at one of our bi-monthly meetings a project in Eastrea to enhance the front of the Nags Head by painting planting and maintaining the window boxes.
Upon inspection it was decided that all the window boxes were beyond repair and new ones needed to be made and fitted, as the upper window boxes were a safety hazard and difficult to maintain it would be best to delete them
The project was agreed with the then new landlords and the sponsorship deal agreed
Late in August 2012 the 8×4 sheets of marine ply were obtained, cut it into the required sizes and delivered to Bob Clephane for assembly. The assembly work was completed by Bob towards the end of September, including painting and lining with plastic.
Alan Hobbs, Bob Clephane and Peter Davies installed the lower boxes on October the 5th2012.The upper boxes were removed the following Friday with the assistance of Bernard, Bob Peter and Alan. Bernard placed plants within the lower boxes on the 22nd of October,
The final coat of paint has been applied the signs have been fitted that say INSTALLEDAND MAINTAINED BY WHITTLESEA STREETPRIDE, the sponsorship cheque has been collected and paid into the bank.
Thank you to all those that helped.
Alan Hobbs Vice Chairman
We are very grateful to Mr Jamie Keshwara from our own ‘Whittlesey Nisa’ (Keshco) for his very generous ongoing commitment to sponsor
Our thanks to the 28 Friends of Whittlesea Street Pride, who helped us ‘officially launch’ the Plough Project @ Plough Road Whittlesey. This is Whittlesea Street Prides 9th community enhancement project, all our projects are fully maintained, supported and sponsored. It is our thanks to John and Val Whitwell who donated the plough, our Vice Chair Alan Hobbs and his father Dennis who renovated the plough. To Peter Davies, Bob Clephane, David and Margaret Palmer who supported the project through to today’s event and a special thanks needs to go to Peter Thory and his guys from Coates who have provided us with manpower and logistic support. This is phase I of the project – phase II will come towards the end of May when we will plant up the Plough Garden in red, white and blue. Today we also welcome Richard Hickford from Cambridge and Peterborough Turf who is sponsoring this site. Also in attendance were Commander Ivan Palmer and Pauline Richards Superintendent of the St. John Ambulance Whittlesey. The St John Ambulance Whittlesey have very kindly agreed to help us maintain the site. They are also placing black and white roses the colours of St John Ambulance in the garden surrounding the plough. A big thank you to both parties. We have cleaned up this area of rubbish and small-scale fly tipping and we hope to carry on in maintaining this site. There maybe further enhancements in the near future. Thank you again to everyone who came along and supported us today.