Cowbit village is a small and tight-knit community, having a population of around 1220 people. Cowbit has its own local school, shop and garage and is perfectly placed in a rural setting, being only 2 miles from Spalding and 16 miles from Peterborough.

 

Please use this site to gain information on local news, events, local businesses, clubs and societies in Cowbit village, and if you would like to promote your own local charity, business or event, please do contact us, so that we can help you make it a success.

 

Finally, we invite you to look at our photo gallery which gives you a flavour of our truly remarkable village, both past and present. If you have photos you would like to contribute to the site, please contact us.

Cowbit Village Website - LAST UPDATE 22nd Aug 2014

The Dun Cow Site

 

The appeal is allowed and planning permission is granted for residential 
development at Ye Olde Dun Cow, 164 Barrier Bank, Cowbit, Spalding 
PE12 6AL in accordance with the terms of the application

 

The Campaign to Save the Dun Cow are devastated by the decision of the Planning Inspector to allow Market Homes to build a residential housing development on the site of Ye Olde Dun Cow in Cowbit. The Campaign and Cowbit residents have worked tirelessly to have a community pub/hub re-instated on the site. The Campaign believe that both SHDC and the Planning Inspector have failed to appreciate the vital role that the new Dun Cow Community Hub would play in the village. From the Campaign’s viewpoint SHDC paved the way for the Appeal decision when they allowed the pub to be demolished in March of this year. This is a dreadful outcome for Cowbit. As one of the posts on the village Facebook page declares the villagers “have lost faith in humanity”

 

Below are the appeal documents

Appeal Decision
DunCowAppeal.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [101.0 KB]
Costs Decision
DunCowAppealCost.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [67.6 KB]

Coffee Morning


It's Macmillan's biggest fundraising event, Enjoy a cup of coffee and a selection of cakes with us at Cowbit Village Hall from 11am to 3pm on Friday 29th Aug, we are running this a few weeks earlier this year.

 

Donations for cakes welcome, Contact Kay (01406) 380266 for more information

Market Homes Planning Appeal

 

New Planning Application Objections For planning purposes SHDC have linked the ‘Dun Cow’ Appeal and the new Market Homes planning application decisions together. We have been informed that as a date for the appeal decision has not been set by the planning inspector, SHDC will continue to accept comments on the current Market Homes planning application.So if you have not already done so, please remember to keep adding your comments and objections on the SHDC portal at sholland

Cowbit playing Field

 

A big thanks to all those that came out this morning to help erect the new fencing around the playing field. Just one section left to complete but we are sure that you will all agree that the volunteers have done a great job.

The Village Postcard Project

 

What a wonderful end to the project! Over 70 people came to see us at Cowbit Bus shelter –  swapping stories, bringing maps and photos down to share and transforming the humble shelter into a vibrant community space for the day – loved it!

A huge thanks to the bus shelter team Manya, Emily and Martin and everyone that was able to join us popping up over the last few days.

New chairs

Cowbit Village Hall took delivery of 100 new chairs this week.  Each chair has a cushioned seat and back and is easy to wipe clean. The new chairs will replace old hard plastic ones which, besides being less comfortable to sit in for long periods, have reached the end of their useful lives.

Half the funding for the new chairs was provided by Cowbit's three South Holland District Council ward councillors from the discretionary ward funding budget fund with the remainder coming from profits from the long-running Cowbit Village Hall Draw. This, besides raising funds for hall projects such as new chairs, gives participanys the chance to win two £30 monthly prizes plus a grand £200 christmas draw prize,..

 
Darren Harper, chairman of the Village Hall Committee, said “We are extremely grateful to Cllrs Casson, Woolf and Grocock for their support and, of course, to  the village draw members who have helped us replaced the old dirty chairs to nice new ones. These will make a huge difference to everyone using the hall, and make the hall a much more attractive venue for functions of all kinds including parties and weddings." 

Village Voice

 

After January 2015 the Village Voice magazine will no longer be distributed in the villages of Cowbit, Weston, and Weston Hills. This is, however, an opportunity for us who live in these villages to set up our own community magazine, one published by a committee made up of anyone in our villages who would like to participate. 

The question is do we want a Village magazine? Is it something we would like to continue with for our villages?

If you have enjoyed having a free magazine that gives you news of your community, come along to an open meeting on Wednesday, 13 August 2014, at 7.30 p.m. in Weston Hills Village Hall, located on Broadgate in Weston Hills. We want to hear your views on what you want from a village magazine and if you are interested in helping put it together.

This new magazine would be a community magazine published by a committee drawn from whomever in the community wishes to participate.

Little warriors ,

 

Little warriors kickboxing has started on Fridays Cowbit Village Hall.

 

Age 5yrs to 12yrs. 5.15pm to 6.15pm. £3.50 a lesson . First night free .Learn martial arts in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Channeling your energy into positive exercise. 
 

Instructors Sally Maddison . CRB checked, Own Insurance and First Aid registered. 

 

email: kickboxing@cowbitvillage.co.uk

 

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