ISSUE NUMBER 131
Well, the Olympics and Paralympics were a resounding
success. We can breathe a collective sigh of relief that the
games went very well and none of the things that could
have derailed everything happened.
One of the most striking features of London 2012 has been
the enormous success of the Paralympic Games. Never
before has that event attracted the following and coverage
that happened in London. So it was great that Dan West of
Cottenham, who has competed in every Paralympic Games
since 1996, was able to compete on home turf and be part
of the greatest Paralympic Games ever.
Over the years, Dan has collected a silver and two bronze
Paralympic medals (1996 Atlanta – Shot Putt, Bronze;
2000 Sydney – Discus, Bronze; 2004 Athens – Discus,
Silver) as well as a Commonwealth Games Silver (2010
Delhi Shot Putt). He achieved a Personal Best in the
IPC Athletics World Championships in New Zealand of
11.37m in the Shot Putt. This throw was a world record
but was outdone in the same competition by another
world record giving Dan the silver medal.
Dan credits his parents for helping him get into sport, and
enjoys the different types of training and the individual
nature of the sport. He has now been competing at
Well Done Dan
international level for 15 years. He has every reason to be
very proud of all that he has achieved.
Of course Dan is not Cottenham’s only Paralympian.
Now-retired, Fran Williamson has also made a big
impact on the world of Paralympic swimming. In her ten
years in international competition, Fran won 12 World
Championship and 6 Paralympic medals. Fran is the
current World Champion in the 50m backstroke (a title
she first claimed in 2006 and then again in 2010).
Both Dan and Fran should be very proud indeed of their
commitment and achievements over the years. For the rest
of us, it’s wonderful to see local athletes performing so
brilliantly on the international stage.
In August, eighty one sound absorbing panels were
installed in the Coffee Shop of Cottenham Community
Centre. These have made a dramatic difference to
the noise level in the shop which was a major obstacle
preventing some people from enjoying the otherwise
lovely setting and beverages in the shop. We think that the
panels blend in nicely with the overall décor in the shop
and don’t detract from the ambience. Why not pop in and
assess the difference for yourself?
Issue Number 131 • page 2
MILLIONHAIRS mobile hairdressing. For an appointment
in your own home call MICHELLE on 01954 201136 or
07788480239. 10% discount will be given to senior citizens
on Monday and Tuesday. 10% discount will be given to all
children eight years old and under. No travelling, no parking,
no waiting. All in the comfort of your own home.
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Specialising in: Piano, Guitar, Drums and Theory of Music,
but available for most instruments. All ages, beginner to
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fRESH GRIMSby fISH Fresh and smoked fish, shellfish
in Cottenham every Thursday morning. Est. since 1989. Call
Ray on 07702 830308 to arrange a call to your office or
home. No order too small.
pEAT’S GARdEN SERvIcES lawn and hedge cutting,
pruning, planting, rotovating, turfing, weekly and monthly visits,
all garden work undertaken. All garden waste removed. For
a free estimate call Pete Bullen 01954 250771 or 07749
ZuMbA – Mondays, Cottenham Community Centre. ZUMBA
“Ditch the workout – Join the Party!” 7–8pm. ZUMBATOMIC
4–7yrs. 3:30–4pm. Contact Jo: 07915 043205, jo@
KARATE LESSONS in Impington Sports Centre, Sundays
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HOLISTIc MASSAGE THERApy with JoElla.
Ranging from relaxation to full bodywork treatments.
ExpERIENcEd ELEcTRIcIAN Part P registered, local,
reliable, over 20 years experience. Design, installation,
inspection & testing work carried out, no job too small.
10% discount for senior citizens. Call Peter for a free, no
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J.R.S. ROOfING SERvIcES All flat roofing undertaken.
Felt, single ply, liquid plastics, decking and leadwork, fascia,
soffits and guttering. Insurance work carried out. Free advice
and quotations. Friendly efficient service, from your village
roofing company. Call 01954 201088 or 07785 030547.
vIcTORy cARS cOTTENHAM local – long distance taxi
company in Cottenham: train stations, airports, seaports,
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SpANISH TuITION by an experienced native speaker for
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1st Royal British Legion, Bingo evening, Legion Hall, 7:00pm
2nd Parish Council, Council Meeting, Village Hall (venue will be confirmed on notice boards), 7:30pm
4th Salvation Army, Coffee Morning, Salvation Army Barn 10:00am to 11:30am
6th Salvation Army, Jumble Sale, Salvation Army Barn 10:00am to 11:30am
11th Parish Council, Planning Committee, Community Centre (venue will be confirmed on notice boards)
12th Village Society, Gerald Gifford – William Porter, Composer and Singer, and his life in 19th Century
Cottenham, followed by CANTATA – DAVID AND JONATHAN. (This is a ticket only event, free to members,
£2 to visitors. Tickets obtainable from Mr and Mrs Clarke, 12 Lambs Lane), Primary School, 7:45pm.
15th Cottenham Library, Family History research advice drop in session, Library, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
15th Royal British Legion, Bingo evening, Legion Hall, 7:00pm
18th Salvation Army, Coffee Morning, Salvation Army Barn 10:00am to 11:30am
25th Parish Council, Planning Committee, Community Centre (venue will be confirmed on notice boards)
27th British Legion, Winter Fair, Legion Hall, 9:00am to noon
1st Salvation Army, Coffee Morning, Salvation Army Barn 10:00am to 11:30am
3rd Salvation Army, Jumble Sale, Salvation Army Barn 10:00am to 11:30am
5th Royal British Legion, Bingo evening, Legion Hall, 7:00pm
6th Parish Council, Council Meeting, Village Hall (venue will be confirmed on notice boards), 7:30pm
8th Parish Council, Planning Committee, Community Centre (venue will be confirmed on notice boards)
9th Village Society, Andrew Higgins – With the SAS and other Animals, Primary School, 7:45pm.
10th British Legion, Supper and Entertainment: Legion Hall, 7:00pm
11th Remembrance service, War Memorial, 10:50am
11th Remembrance service, Parish Church, 2:30pm
15th Salvation Army, Coffee Morning, Salvation Army Barn 10:00am to 11:30am
19th Cottenham Library, Family History research advice drop in session, Library, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
19th Royal British Legion, Bingo evening, Legion Hall, 7:00pm
22nd Parish Council, Planning Committee, Community Centre (venue will be confirmed on notice boards)
29th Salvation Army, Coffee Morning, Salvation Army Barn 10:00am to 11:30am
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cOTTENHAM LOcKS ANd KEyS – Mobile locksmith.
Domestic, commercial and retail lock fitting, lock opening,
key cutting and wireless alarm installation. 24x7 emergency
lockout service. Free quotations and surveys, highly
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We pride ourselves on being friendly, reliable and providing
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is too big or too small – garden/house clearance, shelving,
plumbing and so on – call Tom for a quote on 01954
250324, 07762 559259
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