Parvovirus in dogs

Unfortunately we have received some sad news today regarding a residents 1 year old puppy that contracted parvovirus and was sadly put down. It is assumed to have been contracted within Cambourne despite being fully vaccinated. The owner has asked us to warn dog owners to be cautious when exercising dogs and remind the importance of picking up dog poo and disposing of correctly.
 
What is parvovirus? Parvovirus is a highly infectious disease that can be fatal. Many dogs who are diagnosed with parvo will die. The virus attacks cells in a dog’s intestines and stops them from being able to absorb vital nutrients. This means that a dog or puppy will become very weak and dehydrated.
 
Parvovirus spreads through body fluids, including in a dog’s poo and vomit. It is extremely hardy and can survive in the environment outside the body – for example in the grass at a park – for at least six months, and possibly much longer. Your dog can even contract parvo by sniffing another dog’s poo and it’s not uncommon for dogs to catch parvo when out for a walk.
 
Information above copied from Blue Cross and can be read further via this link: https://www.bluecross.org.uk/advice/dog/parvovirus-in-dogs

SURVEY Stagecoach bus services in Cambourne

LINK TO SURVEY:
 
Please complete this short questionnaire on the changes to Stagecoach buses in Cambourne (Citi 4, 18 and 905).
 
Following the announcement of changes to Stagecoach bus services in Cambourne, we want to know how this will effect residents (and surrounding areas) and present findings to the Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The changes are due to come into effect 30th October 2022.
 
Paper copies available to complete in the Town Council office.
 

A Moment of Reflection on the Eve of the Funeral of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

 
A Moment of Reflection on the Eve of the Funeral of
Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
 
All are welcome to join us on Sunday evening from 7.55pm on Sunday 18th September, on the green space on the junction of Jeavons Lane / Eastgate where flowers have been laid.
 
 
By 19.55 members of the community will gather at the junction of Jeavons Lane/Eastgate, Cambourne.
 
At 19.58 the convenor of the event will say:
 
Thank you all for gathering here this evening, for this brief vigil on the eve of the funeral of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
 
In a few moments we will join with people across the United Kingdom in a Moment of Silent Reflection. The start and end of the Minute here will be marked by a whistle. During the Minute we will have an opportunity, in silence, to reflect on the lifetime of service which Her late Majesty devoted to the United Kingdom, the Realms and Territories and to the Commonwealth.
 
The Queen was sure in her faith and steadfast in her duty, bringing constancy through 70 years of change.
We will remember Her late Majesty with affection and gratitude and silently give thanks in our hearts for her unswerving devotion to us and to our Country.
 
Ladies and gentlemen, it is now approaching 8.00 p.m.
 
– At 20.00 a whistle sounds –
 
– Silence will be kept –
 
– At 20.01 the whistle marks the end of the Silence –
 
– Applause –
 
– The Proclamation of The King’s Accession will be read –
 
The vigil concludes with all present saying:
 
God Save The King
 
and the singing of the National Anthem

Cancelled – Cambourne Community Fete

Cambourne Community Fete due to take place on Saturday 17th September has been cancelled. Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Council feels it is not appropriate to go ahead with a celebratory event in this period of mourning.


We are looking to hold the next event in June 2023, date to be confirmed.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

21 April 1926 – 8 September 2022

A message from the Chair of Cambourne Town Council

It is with the greatest sadness that this evening we have learnt of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Having served our Nation with the utmost loyalty and dedication for 70 years, I hope that we as a town can come together during this period of mourning to reflect and remember our Monarch for all that she did, her unrelenting service and inspirational devotion to duty.

On behalf of the people of Cambourne, I offer my sincere condolences to the Royal family and to every person grieving locally, nationally and beyond at the loss of, for many of us, the only British Monarch we have known in our lifetime.

May this time of sorrow around the world be an opportunity for us to demonstrate locally our great sense of community, to support each other as we mourn the loss of our Queen.

Please know that through your time of deep sorrow, I, along with our families, friends and neighbours share your grief and that together we will look ahead to brighter days, which is what Her Majesty would want us to do.

Councillor Joe O’Dwyer

The Chair of Cambourne Town Council.

Flowers

Floral tributes can be placed at the green space on the junction of Jeavons Lane and Eastgate. This location has been chosen as it is close to the Church and easily accessible. Flowers must be unwrapped from cellophane. Flowers will be removed the day after the funeral and then disposed of appropriately. We will use the compost for a future tree planting event.

Condolence book

A book of condolence is located in the Town Council office.

Alternatively, please follow the link to online national book of condolence.

Council meetings & events

No meetings to be held or notice of meetings to be given until at least the day after funeral. All other Council organised events will be postponed to an appropriate date. Once Council meetings resume, the first meeting will open with a minute silence.

Church services

Information on church services can be found at www.cambournechurch.org.uk