The Handlebards – Today!


Handlebards-Romeo-Juliet-squareThe Handlebards production of Romeo and Juliet is taking place this evening!

Bring along a picnic and enjoy the show!
Gates open at 6PM

Tickets can still be purchased until 3PM at the Norwood Building at £15 per adult
Tickets on the gate: £17 per adult

Millennium Sports Facility, The Trundle, Somersham, PE28 3JS

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Shakespeare is back! The Handlebards – Romeo and Juliet


The Handlebards are back this year with their rendition of Romeo and Juliet.

The HandleBards are the world’s first cycling theatre company. Before touring their “seriously silly” production of Romeo and Juliet around the world, they pedalled it 1500 miles around the UK by bicycle, with all the necessary set, props and costume in tow. Now, the show is back by popular demand – and, in usual HandleBards style, you can expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.

Join the HandleBards’ all-female troupe at the Broadway Arts Festival for Romeo and Juliet as you’ve never seen it before!

And what’s the play about? Well – Romeo and Juliet fall in love, despite the fact that both their families hate each other. Hilarity ensues… Well, sort of!

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Wednesday 18th July 
6PM onwards
At: Millennium Sports Facility, The Trundle, Somersham PE28 3JS
Adult – £15 in advance
(£17 on the day)

One free ticket can be claimed at the time of purchase for an under 16s with every standard ticket sold. Tickets are inclusive of VAT.

Tickets are purchasable from:
The Norwood Building, Parkhall Road, and the Libary, Church Street.
01487 841359

A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire: Diversions/Road Closures

A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire: major improvements
Construction work on the new A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon scheme is
underway. We are currently carrying out a variety of tasks for which we need
to close lanes or carriageways on the A1, A14 and some local roads at times,
usually overnight between 8pm and 6am, unless otherwise stated. A clearly
signed diversion route will always be in place for closures.
For this week, the planned closures are:

Full closures
Monday 15th to Thursday 18th (four nights)

  • A1 southbound between Alconbury and Buckden
    Vehicles will be diverted south on the A14 link road, then east on the
    A14, south on the A1198 and west on the A428 to re-join the A1

    Monday 15th to Friday 19th (five nights)
  •  A1 northbound between Buckden and Alconbury
    Vehicles will travel east on the A428, north on the A1198, west on the
    A14 and then north on the A14 link road to re-join the A1
  • A14 westbound Brampton Hut junction 21 to Ellington junction 20
    A signed diversion will be in place. Vehicles will follow the A14 link road
    at junction 23 to travel north on the A1(M) then travel west on the
    A605 to re-join the A14 at junction 13
    Non motorway traffic west at Wooley Road, south on Ellington Road
    and west at Wooley Hill to re-join the A14
  • A14 eastbound Ellington junction 20 to Brampton Hut junction 21
    A signed diversion will be in place. Vehicles will travel east on the
    A605, south on the A1(M) to the A14 link road to rejoin the A14 at
    junction 23
    Non motorway traffic will be diverted east at Wooley Hill, then north on
    Ellington Road and Wooley Road to re-join the A14.
  • A428 eastbound Madingley to A14 eastbound Milton junction 33
    Motorway traffic will travel south on the M11, east on A505 and north on
    A11 to re-join the A14. Non motorway traffic will be diverted on local
    roads through Cambridge.
  • M11 junction 14 exit slip
  • A14 westbound between Six Mile Bottom junction 36 and Girton
    junction 31
    Motorway traffic will travel south on the A11, west on the A505 and then
    north on the M11.
    Non motorway traffic will diverted on local roads through Cambridge

    Friday 19th 9pm to Sunday 21st 6am
  • A1 southbound between Alconbury and Brampton Hut
    Vehicles will be diverted south on the A14 link road, then east on the
    A14, to re-join the A1 at Brampton HutFriday 19th 9pm to Sunday 21st 6pm
  • Grafham RoadSaturday 20th 6am to Monday 22nd 6am
  • Conington Road

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UPDATE: M11 northbound to A14 eastbound slip road closure (3 weeks)

Please note that the slip road from the northbound M11 to the eastbound A14 will be closed from 9pm tonight for around 3 weeks due to works by Highways England (the closure will be 24/7). The diversion will be to carry on along the westbound A14 to J30 (Dry Drayton), go over the flyover and onto the A14 eastbound. This is likely to cause additional congestion during peak times.

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Over 60’s Club wish to thank you!

The Chairperson and committee of Somersham over 60’s Club would like to thank the following businesses for their donations to our carnival tombola bottle stall: we made £200 for our funds, so thank you to everyone that supported us on the day. The 50/50 raffle which amounted to £23 was won by Charlie Clapham from West End Somersham.
He also won it last year lucky man!!

MJR Joinery
Windsor Green Stores
Cost Cutters
Rose and Crown Public House
Tesco Express
Centurion Club

The money we make goes to help subsidise outings and meals out etc for our members.

We would also be pleased to welcome any new members. We have our meetings the 3rd Friday of every month at 2:30 PM in the Victory Hall. You do not have to be over 60 to join us.

eCops – weekly report 24th to 30th August

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Crime Update 5

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 24th to 30th August:


Chatteris Road, Somersham – Police and an ambulance were called to a collision involving two cars on Chatteris Road, Somersham, on Friday evening, 24th August. One car was badly damaged and ended up in a dry ditch and was towed out by recovery services. One person was detained for driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to hospital for minor injuries to be treated. (Ref CC-24082018-0402)

St Ives Road, Somersham – There was a break-in and attempted burglary at a community building on St Ives Road, Somersham, overnight on Wednesday 29th / Thursday 30th August. Intruders entered two storage sheds and a brick building and moved objects around, but nothing is thought to have been stolen. (Ref 35/26323/18)

Woodhurst – Approximately 650 bales of straw were destroyed in a stack fire in a field at Woodhurst overnight on Wednesday 29th / Thursday 30th August. The Fire Brigade attended the incident and notified police that the fire appeared to have been started deliberately. (Ref 35/26371/18)

To see details of Policing Summaries for neighbouring areas, please click on the following link and scroll down the page to select areas of interest:

Please be aware that these reports do not contain all details of all reported crime. We do not publish details of domestic related offences or anything which may put a person at risk if information regarding the crime was made public.

As always, if you have information relating to any offence, or are concerned about any suspicious activities, please contact police by using any of these methods:

  • the ‘101’ non-emergency telephone number;
  • the on-line web-chat tool on the new Cambridgeshire Constabulary web-site – click on the green icon;
  • Alternatively, you can use ‘Crimestoppers’ to make a report anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or by using their on-line contact form.

In an emergency, or if you witness a crime in progress, always use ‘999’.