"The Steep Island"
A SMALL EAST CAMBRIDGESHIRE VILLAGE.
News, views, events and information about Stuntney, Cambridgeshire, England.
Welcome to the Stuntney Village Website, which sets out to represent all interests in the village
and to present a window to the world.
Stuntney is a very small East Cambridgeshire village situated about one and a half miles south-east
of the cathedral city of Ely.
This site is listed in the British Towns and Villages Encyclopaedia of Great Britain.
Stuntney Village Council
For the Minutes of the latest Meeting
For the latest edition
(If you would like to see images and articles from previous entries, you will find them by clicking here.)
The next Coffee Morning
will be on Wednesday 17th December 2014
in the Social Club
at 10.30 am
Everyone is welcome to this "Christmas Special"!
All the residents of Stuntney should have received a letter from Anglian Water regarding the replacement of a rising main. In case you didn't receive the letter, here is the content:
"As part of our commitment to maintaining and improving the service we provide to our customers, we will be replacing a sewage pipeline from Stuntney village to Ely Railway Station. The pipeline will be mainly laid within arable fields. The work will be carried out by our partner contractor Barhale.
Part of the works will be carried out on Bridge Road (underpass) and Station Road (overpass). We are working with the Cambridgeshire Highways to minimise disruption to traffic. The work will be completed over two weekends as follows:
1. Friday 23 January 7;00pm to Monday 26 January 6:00am - construction will take place in the underpass, requiring only the underpass to be closed.
2. Friday 30 January 7:00pm to Monday 02 February 6:00am - construction will require closure of Bridge Road and Station Road. A 20 mile long traffic diversion route will be put in place via Soham and Stretham as shown on the attached drawing. This is the same diversion route used during the site investigations we carried out in April 2014.
We will endeavour to keep any inconvenience to a minimum, however if you have any problems or concerns regarding the proposed work please contact one of the following:
o Neil Grogutt - Delivery Assurance Manager (Anglian Water) on 07885 135286
o Greg Reddy - Site Agent (Barhale Construction) on 07903 818548
o Anglian Water's 24-hour helpline (03457 145145)
We will be providing further updates leading up to and during the work."
(Anglian Water enclosed a map of the diversion mentioned above. The route is via Wicken and Stretham and then into Ely via the A10.)
The 5k run shown above is in aid of the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity.
If you would like to be involved, you can phone the charity on 01223 723 115 or view the web site (and register) at arhc.org.uk
in the Social Club
Holy Cross Church, Stuntney
Special Services for October, November and December
Carol Service - Sunday 14th December at 4pm. Followed by seasonal refreshments. Please note the corrected date of 14th December, not the 12th as published in the Newsletter.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Thursday 25th September
The Old Hall
There was a good attendance at the Macmillan Coffee Morning, held at The Old Hall (courtesy of Mr and Mrs Morbey). Here are some pictures of people there - you may recognise some of them!
World War One
This is a brand new page on this website, giving some details concerning those who fought in the Great War - and in particular, those who gave their lives. To view the page, Click Here.
Stuntney in Bloom 2014
There were three categories this year: "Flowers in Abundance", "Hard Landscape Artistry" and "Best Kept Gardens". The results were as follows:
Flowers in abundunce
1st ..... 16 Steward Close
A big thank you to our sponsors for their generosity, without which there wouldn't be any prizes. Wilkinsons, Goldings Nursery and Brands of Ely
2nd ..... 3 Hallfield Terrace
3rd ..... 3 Nornea Farm Cottages
Hard landscape artistry
1st ..... Ashes, Soham Rd
2nd ..... 8 Lower Rd
3rd ..... Harlock Farm House, Soham Rd
1st ..... Teatree Cottage, Soham Rd
2nd ..... Eden, Soham Rd
3rd ..... The Keyes, Soham Rd
Thank you to those who came and supported the prize giving. Unclaimed prizes/certificates can be collected from the Social Club during its opening hours
The Ely Mayor Visits Stuntney
Later in the day (9th July 2014), the Mayor of Ely attended the Meeting of the Village Council.
(Photo thanks to Rodney Vincent)
The Mayor of Ely (Cllr Lis Every) visited Stuntney on Wednesday 9th July partly for the Stuntney in Bloom judging, but also to ride on the World War II motorbike and sidecar restored by Reg Manning.
FROM TINY ACORNS…
Green-fingered brothers Alex and Daniel Millard, who grew an oak tree from an acorn found on a country walk, have finally succeeded in planting what they hope will one day be a mighty specimen.
The pair, of Lower Road, Stuntney, planted the acorn four years ago and in 2012 offered it to Stuntney Village Council to commemorate HM the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Since then the council has been in discussion with a variety of official bodies, including Ely City Council, and recently received permission to plant the young tree on land adjacent to Stuntney Causeway and the A142.
Estelle Lankester (corr), chair of the Village Council said: 'The boys have been really patient. It took a while but eventually everybody was satisfied and it's great to see the tree in a proper growing spot at last.'
Daniel, aged nine, and Alex, 13, who are both pupils at King's School Ely have promised to keep an eye on their tree and keep it well watered over the summer.
John Spencer, secretary to Stuntney Village Council
Picture : John Spencer
The Proposed Bypass - a personal view
The following article was published in the Letters section of the Ely Standard on 10th October 2013
Amid the euphoria over what appears to be a conclusion to the discussion on the Bypass route some factors seem to have been conveniently overlooked.
What will be the effect on the traffic flow along the A 142? We people living in Stuntney find it hard enough now to make an exit from our village. Make it easier with less delay for HGVs to come via Ely and more will come. Combine this with the development at Soham and for us it's going to get a lot worse.
What are these streams of HGVs that block our roads, are they visiting Ely and helping the Ely economy? Just the opposite I think, the majority are just using our ancient city as a means of getting to the north or Midlands and Ely is simply a time wasting inconvenience.
Of course the bypass should have followed the railway line between Soham and Ely and passed inconspicuously over the river and railway to the A10 roundabout, but that would require more money. The daft thing is that the government always seems to have money to chuck at doubtful foreign adventures and overseas aid that I suspect often gets into the wrong hands anyway.
As a temporary expedient, if means could be found to allow cars and light vans to safely pass HGVs that are waiting at the crossing, the long queues and hold ups would largely disappear.
The Proposed Bypass
We are in possession of all the "official" documentation regarding the Planning Application for the proposed Ely bypass and this is on display in the Social Club. You can visit the Club and view all this data during normal Club opening hours.
Alternatively, all the information is available on-line HERE.
Now it gets messy!!
(Follow the link "Have your say on planning applications")
then click on "Search planning applications and permissions on-line"
In the "Applications Quick Search" box enter the number E/03005/13/CC and with any luck you should find yourself at the start point!
Now click on the highlighted E/03005/13/CC
I am truly sorry about this complicated proceedure - it is NOT my fault!! Good luck!! Mike Fox
The Minutes of the most recent meeting of the Village Council are now on-line. Use the link above or click here.
...... EARLIER ENTRIES ......
A massive thanks to Rodney Vincent for all his fantastic hard work since he started the site in 2004.If you see him about, please thank him! Mike Fox
September 3rd 2011. It's goodbye from him.
July. Stuntney Old Hall enjoyed a busy time during the month with presentations of its role of offering classy Bed & Breakfast accommodation and as a special Event Centre.
In September 2004 I launched this website and after running it for seven years, during which time it has received around 33,000 visits, I think it's now time to hand over to someone else.
This will allow me more time to concentrate on the websites for the East Cambridgeshire Neighbourhood Watch Association and my other interest - the Newmarket Local History Society.
To all my regular viewers I say farewell but my interest and work for Stuntney will remain.
Mike Fox will be the new webmaster and with his long involvement with Stuntney and concern for all aspects of the village I feel sure it will be in good hands.
I have had much reward from creating and running the site and now wish Mike every success in continuing it.
During the weekend 16th/17th July it was a promotion of its unique venue for wedding receptions and on the following weekend it hosted a Charity Tea Party in aid of Romanian Children in Distress, when the large marquee at the rear was filled to capacity.
The Old Hall has features that make it a special place. As well as offering spacious and stylish accommodation it stands on the site of and incorporates features from the original old hall that has connections going back to Oliver Cromwell. Its commanding position gives superb views of Ely Cathedral, just over a mile away, and over the lake and open countryside at the rear.
For more pictures of The Old Hall go to The Old Hall by day and night
Stuntney Old Hall website is at www.theoldhallhotelely.co.uk
Are you concerned about your Broadband Speed?. Here in Stuntney we should be getting a minimum of 2 m/bit (2000 kb/sec) download speed, but some are falling far short of this. You can take the test at http://www.broadbandspeedchecker.co.uk/ This test gives the average speed over the test period..
A new website called 'Ely People' gives an opportunity to record and access news about local people and happenings. Quite a lively site and worth a look www.elypeople.co.uk
Stuntney through the seasons slideshow - Go to the Images of the Seasons page.
A number of Stuntney residents have signed up to receive E-Cops messages from the police.
include alerts and general news information. You can go on the list by visiting
For those interested in local history, a graphic description of Ely and its surroundings
in 1698 was
written by the intrepid traveller Celia Fiennes. select
The Milton Children's Hospice does wonderful work but relies heavily on charity for its funding.
From time to time supporting events are held at Milton, which when received will be advertised on the
Events page of this site. To find out more select here
Website created by Rod Vincent (Silver surfer award winner 2004)
and maintained by Mike Fox
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