Are you new to the area or live in Melbourn or surrounding villages, but feel a little isolated as you don’t know many people in the village?
Meet- in- Melbourn is a new networking initiative to bring people together to make new contacts with a view to sharing ideas for social events such as quiz nights, theatre trips and days or evenings out with a group of like-minded people in the local area.
If you are interested, the initial dates booked to meet up have been arranged by Diane to take place in:
‘Meet in Melbourn’ is an initiative to bring people together who may be new to the area, be less mobile or now on their own so don’t get out and socialise as much as they used to. I have arranged a few meetings since December and several people have come along and met new people, found some who share similar interests and generally had the opportunity to join with others in a social chat, made up teams on a few quiz nights and attended a group meal out. This is for adults of any age who feel they may enjoy some of the events as part of a group. So far people have come along in the age range of 30’s to 70’s bringing people and communities together! This is for all the surrounding villages not just for Melbourn residents.
Forever Active are running Chair Based Exercise classes for Seniors 50+
For further information text or telephone Phil Seymour 07813 452740
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work has started on a £130,000 scheme to improve drainage and reduce flooding at High Street and The Moor in Melbourn.
The County Council has been working with Melbourn Parish Council, the Village College and the developer of the Old Police Station site to draw up the scheme which involves laying a new 18 inch diameter drain to take away surface water.
The pipe will run from the junction of Kays Close along the High Street to the access of the new development. The system will then continue through the access road, cross the school playing field and outfall at the ditch fronting the Village College.
County Council Cabinet Member for Community Infrastructure, Councillor Tony Orgee, said: “By working with the Parish Council, the Developer and the Village College, we have been able to come up with a solution which will mean less disruption to traffic and residents during construction and reduce the flooding problem in the area. This partnership approach has been important to finding the solution to a local problem using the knowledge and expertise of the local community.”
Other drainage pipes will also be checked and repaired as necessary and improvements made to the drainage ditch as part of the work.