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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 
Leaves Peterborough on a Saturday mornings at 7.13, 7.50 and 9.50. The journey is 8 mins.
Return trains from Whittlesea to Peterborough
Leaves at 13.28, 15.28, 17.28, 19.28 and 21.28. The return journey is 11 minutes

Trains from Cambridge to Whittlesea
Leaves Cambridge on Saturday mornings at 6.57, 7.10,  8.09 and 10.09.
These usually require a change at Ely - travel time approx. 1 hour
Return trains to Cambridge
Leaves Whittlesea at  13.58, 15.58, 17.26. 17.58, 19.58 and 21.53,
again the travel times vary but are approx. 1 hour and most require a change at Ely.

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



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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 Straw Bear Festivals to look forward to:

2020
17th, 18th & 19th January

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