Monthly Archives: May 2016

Part-time Post Office now open

Thorney’s part-time Post Office is now open in the Bedford Hall.

The service is open three days per week at the following times:

Monday: 10am to 2pm

Wednesday: 11am to 2pm

Friday: 11am to 2pm

The Post Office is sited in the parish meeting room at the back of the Bedford Hall (just around the corner from the main entrance) and there is a wheelchair ramp.

Conservatives win all three council seats

Three Comservative Party councillors will represent Eye, Thorney and Newborough on Peterborough City Council.

It was a clean sweep for the party in our ward and the wins helped the Conservatives to take overall control of the council with 31 seats out of 60.

The full breakdown was: Conservative 31, Labour 14, Lib Dems 7, Liberals 3, Werrington First 3, UKIP 2.

Eye, Thorney and Newborough results:

ALEXANDER, Michael, Green Party – 356
ALLEN, Steve (2nd), Conservative Party – 1,000
BROWN, Richard Andrew (3rd), Conservative Party – 869
HARPER, Carl Matthew, Labour Party – 496
HARRINGTON, David Neil, Independent – 764
HERDMAN, Mary, UK Independence Party (UKIP) – 812
JOHNSON, Scott, Labour Party – 299
MILLS, Layton Mark, UK Independence Party (UKIP) – 667
SANDERS, David Andrew (1st), Conservative Party – 1,299
YASIN, Mohammed, Labour Party – 217

ELECTED: David Sanders, Steve Allen, Andrew Brown.

David Sanders will serve till May 2020.
Steve Allen will serve till May 2019.
Richard Brown will serve till May 2018.

Quiz night for Abbey funds

Thorney Quiz

Thorney Abbey is staging another quiz night on Friday, November 18 and entries are being taken already.

The quiz is at the former Methodist Church at the crossroads, starting at 7.30pm and teams of six (£30) or eight (£40) are invited.

Price includes supper and quizzers should bring their own drinks and glasses.

Entries to Adrian Tasker on or Jane Crossland on

All profits go to the upkeep of the abbey.