Girton village website

Girton Village Community

 

Annual Parish Meeting
Arts
Education
Environment
Feast Week
Girton Show
Girton Town Charity
Health
Neighbourhood Watch
Religion
Services
Sport & Leisure
Transport
Village Plan
Youth Project

 

Annual Parish Meeting
The Annual Parish Meeting is an opportunity for residents to hear reports and discuss matters of concern relating to the village, including transport, education, new development, crime and many other issues.
15 May 2013
21 May 2012
10 May 2011
1 Jun 2010
7 May 2009
8 May 2008
25 Apr 2007
25 Apr 2006

The Arts in Girton
The Arts are not neglected among the village activities. Music and theatre are constant features with productions by the Girton Players and Girton Operatic.

'Let Your Voice out to Play' is an a capella harmony singing group suitable for those with no prior musical experience. Many of the songs come from oral traditions around the world, taught by ear in the 'natural voice' style. The group meets weekly on Wednesday evenings during term time in the North Room of St Andrew's church. Contact Kay Barrett at kay@naturalvoice.net, mobile 07773 109538, and visit www.naturalvoice.net/pages/kay.html for more information.

Ten Sing is an informal performing arts group for secondary school students. They meet on Thursdays in term time, 7:00-9:00pm, usually in Histon Baptist Church. Mini Sing is a group for boys and girls 7-10 years old and led by Ten Sing members with adult supervision. Mini Sing meet on Tuesdays at Girton Baptist Church. Both groups are supported by the YMCA and Girton Town Charity. For information email irene@thebutlins.net, tel. 01223 234383


Education
Pre-school - Primary - Language school - Girton College

Pre-school
Bobtails Baby and Toddler Group This is a play and support group run by parents and carers for parents, carers and their children from birth until school age. It meets in the Pavilion on Mondays and Thursdays from 09:30 to 11:30 and is affiliated to the Cottontails pre-school group.
www.cottontailspreschool.org/bobtails

Cottontails Pre-School This pre-school is held in Cotton Hall, Cambridge Road, next to the parish church of St Andrew. Tel. 07935 224 607 (M-F 8.30am - 12.30pm). www.cottontailspreschool.org
Email info@cottontailspreschool.org

Scallywags Nursery The nursery is held in the building which was the old village bakery, on the corner of Orchard Close and Cambridge Road.

Girton Nursery opened in 2012 a newly refurbished building in the Camboro Business Park in Oakington Road, next to the Barn gym. Tel. 01223 233751. www.hrhnurseries.co.uk Email GirtonNursery@gmail.com

Primary
Girton Glebe School This is Girton's village primary school.
www.girtonglebe.com
The latest school update may be found here

The Learning Den
The Learning Den is a study centre in Hardwick, providing after-school private tuition for children aged 6-15.
www.thelearningden.co.uk

Brownies
Part of Girlguiding UK, Girton Brownies offers adventure and fun for girls aged 7-10. We meet once a week during term time.
www.histondistrictguiding.btck.co.uk

Gretton School
There is a short history at this link.

Language School
Cambridge Academy of English The Cambridge Academy of English is Girton's language school. It hosts students from many different countries throughout the year. The majority of the students are lodged with families around the village. The main house of the Academy was the original Girton parish rectory dating back to 1730.
www.cambridgeacademy.co.uk

Girton College
Girton College is part of the University of Cambridge University. There are thirty-one colleges in all. Girton is one of the more recent colleges of the University. Originally a female college, it now admits both male and female students.
www.girton.cam.ac.uk

Women's Institute
The Girton Women's Institute runs talks every month. See the village diary for a list of their events, and this link for details of past events.

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Girton Show
The Girton Show is held every year mid-July in Girton Glebe School. Follow this link for information on Girton Show 2012. Follow this link for the history of the show.

Girton Town Charity
Girton Town Charity exists to assist those in the Civil Parish of Girton both individually and collectively, which it does by keeping almshouses and by making grants to individuals in need and to organisations in the Village. Follow this link for the Charity's own website.

Health
Girton Visual Impairment Group
Do you have difficulty reading, seeing your watch or dialling a phone number? Meeting bi-monthly at Cotton Hall, Cam Sight demonstrates equipment such as talking clocks and watches, big button telephones, magnifiers and more high-tech demonstrations including computers with magnification and speech. The first meeting will be held at Cotton Hall on Thursday 5 August 2010, 11am -2pm, refreshments provided. Contact Becky or Jerry, 01223 420033 or info@camsight.org.uk

Neighbourhood Watch
Neighbourhood Watch aims to be the eyes and ears of the community. It isn't always a case of looking out for suspicious activity. We also need to keep an eye out for vulnerable neighbours and to keep each other informed about what is going on on our street. Ideally, Neighbourhood Watch will also act as a voice for the community so that your concerns are passed up the line to the relevant bodies - Parish, Police, Local Authority, etc. - and so can be appropriately dealt with. We have an active branch of Neighbourhood Watch in Girton, but we do need more support. Among areas requiring additional support are stretches of High Street, Church Lane, Dodford Lane, Cambridge Road, Girton Road, and Thornton Road. If you feel like helping to extend the community spirit in Girton, or if you simply want to learn more, please get in touch with one of the following: Val Godby, v.godby897@btinternet.com, tel. 276372; Geoff Varley, varley3522@btinternet.com, tel. 276772; or Margaret Wheatley, jacques.wheatley@btinternet.com, tel. 527093.

Religion
There are two churches in the village. St Andrew's (Church of England) and the Girton Baptist Church.
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Services
Library - Police - Refuse Collection

Library
Girton is served by a mobile library which comes to the village on the fourth Thursday of every month. Times and locations are:

Thornton Court 09:30 AM 09:50 AM
Abbeyfield 09:55 AM 10:30 AM
St Vincents Close 10:35 AM 11.10 AM
Orchard Close 11.15 AM 11.35 AM
Hicks Lane 11.40 AM 12.00PM
Gretton Court 12.05 PM 12.35 PM
Playgroup/Church 12:40 PM 1.00 PM
Churchfield Court 1.05 PM 1.30 PM

There is a permanent library in the nearby village of Histon.

Police
The village is served by the Histon Neighbourhood Policing Team, with PCSO Bujar Mani providing regular information via ecops and Neighbourhood Watch members. Email alpo.mani@cambs.pnn.police.uk or telephone 101 for non-urgent enquiries, or visit www.cambs.police.uk/LocalPolicing/SouthCambs to subscribe to ecops.
Histon Police Station is at 15 Mowlam Close, Impington, Cambridge CB24 9NA
Opening times: Monday; 4pm - 8pm
Wednesday - Friday; 8am - midday
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday; closed
Bank holidays; closed

See the Neighbourhood Watch section for details of coordinators.

Refuse Collection
Girton has recycling (blue and green bins) and normal (black bin) refuse collections on alternate weeks. Collections are on Tuesdays, except after bank holidays. Please see http://www.scambs.gov.uk/content/tuesday-b for more details.

Citizens' Advice Bureau
Every Monday between 1-3pm, Girton Town Charity funds a free weekly advice centre hosted by the Citizens' Advice Bureau (CAB). This service based at the doctors' surgery in Pepys Way helps people make informed life management decisions. More....

Community Wardens
For many older people, continuing to live independently at home can present an increasing challenge with the years. Family members may not be close by, neighbours are often out at work and even getting about can prove in practice, more difficult, for example in bad weather.

The Community Warden provides daily support and reassurance by making contact with the service user regularly to ensure their well being. From this contact it can be established what support may be needed. More....

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Environment
Sustainable Girton Project
The Sustainable Girton Project is a group trying to encourage ecological awareness and environmental practice in Girton. We help Girton residents reduce their environmental footprint by energy conservation, generation, and waste reduction.
http://www.sustainablegirton.org.uk

Feast Week

Feast Week 2013
A full week of activities is being planned for the Girton Feast week in 2013 which will be held from Friday 5th July to Sunday 14th July. Please put these dates in your diary. There are activities for all ages culminating in a Family Fun Day on Saturday 13th. The Feast Week is being supported by a large number of village businesses, clubs and societies. This is a wonderful opportunity for everyone from all parts of the village to come together to enjoy the variety of activities that will be available, to socialise and make friends. Programmes will be on sale nearer the event and there will be some great programme prizes to be won. Carol Noble, Rowena Barnes and Helen Wilson who organised the Girton Diamond Jubilee event in 2012, are organising the 2013 Feast week. See the Feast Week web site for more information.

Sport & Leisure

Football Club
The village has a Football Club and you can see a list of the fixtures and other information at this link: www.gufc.me.uk

Girton Netball Club
We are a bunch of friendly players coming together to play netball for a bit of fun.
sites.google.com/site/girtonnetball/

Girton Golf Club
The Golf Club is located in Dodford Lane.
Telephone: 01223 276169
Email: secretary@girtongolfclub.sagehost.co.uk

Girton Social Club
A social club for the residents of Girton. The club meets in the Village Institute, at 48, Cambridge Road next to Scallywags Nursery (the old baker's shop).

It is a licensed club where members and their guests can eat and drink. Members and non members may also book the function rooms for parties. Members' children are welcome to join them.

The club is open every evening, and Wednesday to Saturday lunchtimes from 12.30-2.30pm. Membership for the first year costs 7.15 (1.65 for senior citizens), and 5 (1.50 for senior citizens) in subsequent years. Annual membership for students (16+) and serving members of the Armed Forces is 1.

If you would like to join, just drop into the Social Club any evening after 7.30pm and ask for a membership form.

A community cafe is being run in the club on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 09:00-12:00. This is organised by Marlee Beasley and Claire Stacey. Contact girtoncafe@gmail.com.

Transport
Girton is served by the Citi 6, a bus which runs between Oakington and the City centre every 20 minutes. The service stops at approximately 6pm. The 159 comes through the village in the evenings at 2 hour intervals. Follow this link for up-to-date information on the timetable from Stagecoach.
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Village Plan
With major developments planned right on our doorstep, residents of Girton were asked to consider how the village would be affected in order to form plans for the village's future. Please see the Village Plan's pages for the published plan.

Youth Project
The Girton Youth Project kick started back in August 2005 with a summer scheme called '10 Days of Summer'. Since then there are now two regular youth clubs for ages 8-12 and 13-16. The club runs a variety of activities through term time. Please see the Girton Youth Project page for more details.


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St Andrew's

Baptist Church