Santa at the Hut 2015 – 5th December

Father Christmas will again be making time in his busy schedule to meet the children of Histon and Impington on the 5th of December 2015.

There will be stalls, singing and a general festiveness on the night.  Santa will be arriving at 6pm (tickets available on the night) and these have a habit of selling out so make sure you get there early to get your ticket.  The lights will be switch on at 5:45pm.

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Santa’s elves are once again in talks with the Histon and Impington enviro volunteers who would of appreciate any help available setting up during the day, please get in touch if you can help out!

Some archive video footage of Santa’s visit in 2011 is available here – Santa visits the hut in 2011

 

 

Working Party – wood chippings at the crossing keepers hut – Saturday 13th Dec 2014

You may have noticed that there’s a huge pile of lovely fresh pine chippings near The Crossing Keeper’s Hut….
So the enviro.volunteers will be meeting up on Saturday morning for a two hour session in the “green gym”.
All tools and resfreshments will be provided
Any help will be much appreciated.
Just turn up any time between 9:30-11:30am on Saturday 13th December
Hope to see you!
Cheers
Pene

Thanks from Santa!

A huge thank you to everyone who helped to put on the recent Santa’s Grotto Event at The Crossing Keeper’s Hut. I hope those who came along to The Copse on Saturday evening enjoyed what we hope was a magical Christmas Event. Clear skies, frost and moonlight added to the atmosphere when the crowd counted down for the BIG switch on of the Christmas Tree and woodland lights. This beautiful display signalled Santa’s arrival. Children queued to visit him in his Grotto whilst carols were sung and festive stories were told. There was plenty to see and do with a variety of hot food and drink available, fires to huddle around or the Glow Trail and Igloo to explore.

This was all only possible due to Santa himself and the immense efforts of the enviro.volunteers (with financial support from The Feast), Edd Stonham for music & PA and Pulsar Light of Cambridge Ltd for colour changing lights. Local businesses also contributed to the evening by providing a variety of hot food and drinks at The Railway Vue and Station Stores. Many thanks also to H&I Junior School Choir, Village Churches carol singers, Histon Girl Guides, The Beavers, Malcolm Busby Storyteller, Dickensian Guests, Kristen Ellery’s Eat The Rainbow, G&H Scaffolders, Lighthouse Toys, CCC Guided Busway (for electricity) and H&I Parish Council.

Thank you

Pene

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Working Party – Saturday 22nd November 2014 – Crossing Keepers Hut

Hi,

Thanks to everyone who helped last week. The tree surgeon has delivered us another pile of chippings so we’ll be spreading them onto the woodland paths in readiness for Santa’s visit to his Grotto (The Crossing Keeper’s Hut) on Dec 6th.
We’ll be meeting up at 9:30am THIS Saturday, 22nd Nov. All help will be much appreciated.
If you can’t help today, but have some ideas please come along and share them with us over a cuppa at about 11.
As usual all tools and refreshments provided,
Just turn up!
Hope to see you!
Cheers,
Pene

Enviro Working Party – Saturday 8th November 2014

Hi,

Thanks to everyone who helped decorate the area around The Crossing Keeper’s Hut into a safe “spooky” place for some Halloween activities last Friday.
We’ll be meeting up again at 9:30am this Saturday 8th November in the corner of The Copse near the Hut. This time we’ll be putting up the Grotto banner, building an igloo, weeding around the Hut and generally making preparations for Santa’s arrival which will be on the evening of Saturday 6th December. I know with this lovely fine weather it seems crazy to be thinking about Christmas!
All help will be much appreciated, please also come along if you have any ideas you may want to share with us to help make it a great event.
As usual all tools and refreshments provided,
Just turn up!
Hope to see you!
Cheers,
Pene

Enviro Volunteers Working Party – Saturday 11th October – Glebe Way Allotments

Many thanks to everyone who helped with the hedge last week. Although we were only a tiny team we managed to get a lot done – and we didn’t get wet !
As we discussed, we’ll be meeting up for another 2hr session at 9:30am in The Glebe Way Allotments to continue weeding and mulching the young hedge.
As usual all necessary tools will be provided, plus refreshments of course!
Hope to see you there 🙂
All help is very much appreciated.
Cheers,
Pene
PS. If you haven’t seen the pics of the Homefield Park Gate opening here are a couple of links.

Working Party – Saturday 4th October 2014 – weeding and mulching at the allotments

Many thanks to everyone who came last week to help with the “New Gates Opening” at Homefield park last Saturday. We moved logs to create seating and spread several cubic meters of chippings to ensure no-one got muddy on the paths and ramp. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves too.
As we discussed, we’ll be meeting up for another 2hr session at 9:30am in The Glebe Way Allotments, just beside The Cemetery. We’ll continue weeding and mulching the young hedge. We’ll also be tending to our young trees, potting up some more and helping with the Allotment holders too.
As usual all necessary tools will be provided, plus refreshments of course!
Hope to see you there 🙂
All help is very much appreciated.
Cheers,
Pene

Enviro Volunteers Working Party – Saturday 26th April 2014

We’ll be meeting up for another 2hr session at 9:30am in The Dole (B1049 end). We’ll continue weeding and mulching the young hedge and spreading chipping along the path. Hopefully that will be the last of the chippings here for a while!

If you can’t make the morning session…. There is another small job I’d like to do on Saturday afternoon in South Road at 2pm. It won’t require many people and shouldn’t take long 🙂 If you could let me know if you can help with either or both activities that would be great.
As usual all necessary tools will be provided, plus refreshments of course.
Hope to see you there 🙂
All help is very much appreciated.
Cheers,
Pene
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Working Party – Saturday 14th Dec 2013 – Homefield Park

The enviro.volunteers will be meeting up again this Saturday morning in Homefield Park by the main gate opposite the Memorial.

We’ll be spreading chippings, clearing leaves (to give the crocus bulbs a chance in spring) and planting a few spare hedge plants in The Dole.

We’ll also set up gazebos for a Public Art display and help artist Tim Ward, who has been commissioned to create a new feature entrance to the Park, gather feedback from all passers-by.

If you’re interested in art then you’re in for a treat this Saturday morning as there will be Public Art display in Homefield Park.

Artist Tim Ward has been commissioned to create a new feature entrance to the Park and will be on hand to show some examples of his work (from 11). He is also keen learn some of the history of the site and to gather feedback from all users of the park.

This project is the first part of a scheme for more Public Art in Histon & Impington so there will also be an opportunity for you to make suggestions for any ideas you’d like to see incorporated elsewhere in our villages.

The exhibition will be near the main entrance opposite the Memorial and runs from 11-3pm. Please feel free to pop in any time to offer a comment or two or just browse through the display.
We’ll start at 9:30am but the exhibition itself runs from 11-3pm.

Please feel free to pop in any time to lend a hand, offer a comment or two or just browse through the display.

Tools and refreshments provided for everyone!

hope to see you there.

Cheers,

Pene

PS. Please see:-

http://www.hisimp.net/wp/new-public-art-make-an-input/

http://www.artworkersguild.org/member/timward/