Spring/Summer 2019 Chair’s Report

2019 has got off to a very auspicious start for the Fen Edge Community Association.  We have welcomed our 60th and 61st member associations:  the Rampton Friday Club and the Cottenham Community Land Trust have both joined.  On behalf of the Committee we would like to welcome them and we look forward to supporting their work in the community.

There are a number of very exciting things to look forward to in 2019.  The Community Centre, one of the most active FECA members, celebrates its 10–year anniversary with a very exciting program of events in March.  This is a tremendous community asset and on behalf of the FECA we would like to congratulate the Centre and all its volunteers and thank them for all their work.  Very well done!

I would also like to put in a plug for the Cottenham Tennis Club as FECA were delighted to be able to recently provide funding for tennis coaching.  It would be great to see a thriving tennis club so if you would like to get involved please visit www.cottenhamtennis.co.uk, email info@cottenhamtennis.co.uk to find out more.

We are looking forward to the Fun Run in May over the traditional, and very precise, 7 kilometres course around Cottenham.  Many thanks again to Martyn Leeks, Rebecca Cole and Mark Hurworth for devoting their time and energy to the organisation of this very popular event. There are plenty of opportunities for non-runners to also get involved as stewards on the course. Details are in the magazine but let’s hope for a large turn-out and a bright (but not too hot) day.  There will be a junior event as in previous years.

June will see the return of the Fen Edge Festival on the weekend of 21–23 June.  The Organising Committee is hard at work and will no doubt reveal the theme and the details of the activities in due course (Ed: these will be posted on fenedge.co.uk). I am sure that there will be a great range of activities for young and old to enjoy.  The Festival is particularly dependent upon volunteer stewards to ensure the safe and smooth running of the event.  If you have enjoyed the event in the past but have not volunteered previously, please consider doing so.  To put it quite simply: without volunteers, there would be no Festival.  If you are interested, please drop an email to chairfenedge@gmail.com.