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A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY WHO DONATES AND SUPPORTS THE WHITTLESEA STRAW BEAR FESTIVAL

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We will be operating a Park and Ride scheme again from Sir Harry Smith Community College (PE7 1XE) to Grosvenor Road Bus Station (PE7 1GH).
Running approximately every 15 minutes.

For a map to show you where Sir Harry Smith is please click here.


Getting here by Train: 3 car units will be in operation on Greater Anglia trains on Saturday 19th Jan to allow more people to travel by train to and from Whittlesea.

Trains from Peterborough to Whittlesea 
Trains leave Peterborough for Whittlesea at 7.13, 7.50, 9.50 and 11.50 and take 8 minutes
Return trains to Peterborough leave Whittlesea station at 1328, 1528, 1728, 1928 and 2128 and take 8 mins.

Trains from Cambridge to Whittlesea
Trains leave for Whittlesea at 6.58, 7.20, 8.20, 10.26 and 12.20 and take about 1 hour, usually change at Ely

Return trains to Cambridge
Return trains to Cambridge leave Whittlesea Station at 1358, 1558, 1727, 1758, 1958 and 2155 and again take about 1 hour changing at Ely. The 1727 goes to Cambridge and no change is needed.

Travelling by train is a popular option - last year around 50 people got off the 10.26 from Cambridge (1128 arrival)!

There is now a 24 hour ticket machine and improved lighting at Whittlesea station.


The Straw Bear Festival Dance Teams


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A Helping Hand from the Straw Bear

These are some of the wide variety of organisations and good causes which have received donations from the Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival to help support their individual projects for the benefit of the community.

We have done this for many years now and we will ensure local people continue to benefit providing there are sufficient monies available after all the considerable costs of running the Festival have been met.

Not only does the Festival provide a most enjoyable weekend for a great many people, it also helps others through the funding that we are very pleased to be able to make available.

JENNER HEALTH CENTRE

NEW QUEEN STREET SURGERY

SCOUTS AND GUIDES

WHITTLESEY CRICKET CLUB

WHITTLESEY JUNIOR FOOTBALL CLUB

ST JOHN AMBULANCE

SIR HARRY SMITH COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PARK LANE PRIMARY SCHOOL

WHITTLESEY DISABLED CLUB

WHITTLESEY FIRST RESPONDERS

ST ANDREW’S HALL (Refurbishment)

ARNOLDS LANE XMAS LIGHTS (in aid of Children with Cancer UK)

COATES VILLAGE HALL (Roof Refurbishment)

ST MARY'S CHURCH

ST JUDE'S CHURCH

PREMATURE BABY WING

PETERBOROUGH HOSPITAL (via Round Table)

LOCAL SWORD DANCE TEAMS

EAST ANGLIA'S CHILDREN'S HOSPICES

B2B CHARITY BIKE RIDE (DEfIBRILLATORS)

Whittlesey Museum


Future Whittlesea Straw Bear Festivals to look forward to:

2020
Friday 17th, Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th January
2021 Friday 15th, Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th January
2022 Friday 14th, Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th January
2023 Friday 13th, Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th January

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