Streets fit for walking


Our future councillors need to prioritise improving our streets in their upcoming term to help people choose cleaner and healthier ways to travel.

The benefits of people walking more are plentiful, from increased physical activity and better health to reduced congestion and cleaner air.

Ahead of local elections and National Walking Month this May, walking charity Living Streets has set out seven steps to create better places for walking in their Blueprint for Change.

Steps include maintaining pavements, improving pedestrian crossings, and investing in public transport. You can read more about this at

All these measures can make walking a safer and more attractive option and help bring our communities and streets to life.

It’s time to give walking the priority it deserves.

Barry Davies,




Soham Community Reports 


Soham Community Group

On Monday, April 3, two new members were welcomed to the Monday Club in the Causeway Community Centre.

This now brings membership to a capacity. On arrival, everyone was served coffee, tea, cake, sausage rolls or cheese scones by the voluntary helpers.

Entertainment for this week was provided by the very popular Band of Ukes with members enjoying a sing-along and Claire and Rosie having a dance.

Lunch was provided by The Cherry Tree and this was fish and chips. followed by rice pudding. Birthday greetings were sung to Madge Peacock.

Every member received an Easter egg. There was a large Easter raffle. Two hampers were donated by Kathy Lofts and Easter chicks with eggs inside by Rose Free.

Ann Fleet organised the raffle assisted by Carol Brennan giving out the prizes.

Refreshments were served and the afternoon was brought to a close with games of bingo called by Claire White assisted by mum Jean Gammon.

Community Care Coffee Morning

Diane Wheeling welcomed members to the coffee morning in The Pavilion on the morning of Tuesday, April 4.

Everyone enjoyed chatting and catching up on the latest news while enjoying their coffee, tea and biscuits. A raffle took place during the morning. The coffee mornings are held from 9am till 11am on Tuesdays and everyone is welcome.

Comrades Club

Members and friends of the club got together for games of bingo on the evening of April 4. About 25 people attended, but more members would be very welcome. During the break for refreshments from the bar, a raffle was organised. These bingo evenings are held every Tuesday and doors open at 7pm for eyes down at 7.45pm.

Soham Bowls Club

A bingo evening will be held in the club room on the evening of Friday, April 14, doors open at 6.30pm for eyes down at 7pm. Everyone welcome.

Open Day and Coffee Morning

On Saturday, April 15, Soham Bowls Club will open its doors to the public and the public are very welcome to come along and try their hand at bowling. Please wear flat shoes on the green.

There will also be a coffee morning with refreshments and a variety of stalls, including tombola, cakes, bric a brac, clothes and a raffle. Doors open at 10am. Everyone welcome.

Yvonne Long

Soham Correspondent


Ely Standard: The cemetery in South Korea.The cemetery in South Korea. (Image: Brian Hough)


Tracing photographs of servicemen


I am acting on behalf of the authorities at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery Busan South Korea, where more than 800 British servicemen are buried.

The authorities there wish to obtain photographs of those servicemen interred there,and, also  those who died but have no known grave, which is 200,plus. 

 Copies of the photographs will be placed in the man's records and, will also be displayed on the walls of the cemetery Hall of Remembrance, for all time.

The following names are just a few of the young men from the home counties area who gave their lives in the Korean War 1950/53. 

Pte.Peter.J.Dellow. Lt/Cdr.Timothy.J.C.Williamson-Napier (RN) Pte. Mervyn.L.Stephens. 2nd.Lt. John.R.Grubb.

Pte.Maurice.R.E.Burton. Capt. Nigel.A.M.Balders. Cpl. Jarvis.E.Belsey(RM) L/Cpl. Leonard.G.Leach.

Pte.John.D.Price. Drv.Ronald.V.F.Godwin. Gnr.Edwin Waller. Spr.Victor.A.Medus. 2nd.Lt. John.M.Lock.

Any family or friend, who lost a loved one in the Korean War and wishes to take part in this project can send the photograph to me Brian Hough 116 Fields Farm Rd. Hyde SK143NP  Greater Manchester.

If you would like more details, you can contact me on: 07467037742 , you can also email:  


Brian Hough