St Ives
Cambridgeshire




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by Philip Grosset




Local websites

St Ives The Old Riverport, the latest town council initiative, has the rather confusing URL of http://www.theoldriverportstives.co.uk. It provides comprehensive listings with some attractive and imaginative graphics but it isn't too easy to find your way around it.

There is a St Ives Town Initiative site. The St Ives Town Initiative is an association of public, voluntary and private sector organisations concerned "to make St Ives a better place to live, work and visit". It contains a great deal of information about what's going on locally.

St Ives in Cambridgeshire is a very extensive site managed by British Towns Network. It offers a comprehensive guide to the town, and includes useful lists of local events, businesses, services and clubs, and much else.

Shape Your Place is run in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council, Huntingdonshire District Council, Cambridgeshire Constabulary and Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service. It provides an opportunity to comment on the community and ask questions to local authorities.


The St Ives Town Council official site offers useful reference material.

There is another very full guide to St Ives (that even includes pictures of the pubs) by David Bartlett.

The Corn Exchange has its own site.

The Norris Museum is currently closed.

Ourstives.com is a website produced by the community group of the St Ives Town Plan.

The Cambridge Community Archives Network is series of over forty volunteer groups all over the county collecting photographs, documents and memories about community life past and present. They are setting up a group in St Ives.

The Hunts Post covers the whole region, not just St Ives.

The
Visit Huntingdonshire site includes useful information on local accomodation near St Ives.

There is factual information about St Ives in the relevant Huntingdonshire section of the UK & Ireland Genealogical Information Service site. Their idea is to help family historians world-wide find out more about the towns and villages of their ancestors.

The Huntingdon Decorative and Fine Arts Society meets monthly at the Burgess Hall, St Ives, and offers a lively programme of illustrated lectures, visits, study days and voluntary activities.

The St Ives Photographic Club site provides basic information about the club, together with a chance to see some photos.

The University of the Third Age (U3A) has a local branch.

A brief section on St Ives is also included on Sue Clamp's Home Page.

BBC Cambridgeshire Online includes a local 5 day weather forecast for the district.

Churches Together in St Ives provides information about local church services, events, and news.

The parish church of All Saints has its own web site too, with some good photographs.

The St Ives Group of Churches (Congregations of the United Reformed Church) provides information about the St Ives Free Church, the Fenstanton URC and the Houghton Chapel Centre.

The Crossways Christian Centre (Assemblies of God) has its own site.

There are also evangelical Christians at the more newly formed Bridge Church. This is a New Frontiers International Church Plant in St Ives.

The St Ives Methodist Church has an informative site.

One Leisure St Ives has information about what used to be called St Ivo Leisure Centre & Outdoor Complex.

St Ivo School has a comprehensive website.

Wheatfields Junior School has its own site too.

The St Ives Choral Society is always keen to welcome new members, particularly tenors and basses. They rehearse at the Methodist Church at 7.30pm on Tuesdays evenings.

Tapestry are a group of twelve singers based in and around St Ives. They can be booked for garden parties, corporate functions, weddings, etc. and offer a wide variety of songs, (usually unaccompanied). They're good too!

St Ives Town Football Club, which was founded in 1887, is to move to new premises off Somersham Road.

St Ives Rugby Football Club welcomes players of all standards and ages. It is based in Somersham Road, St Ives.

The St Ives Swimming Club has a very useful site too, with an impressively long list of links to other swimming sites.

The St Ives Sub Aqua Club site has a lot of useful information.

The St Ives Town Cricket Club caters for players of all ages, and is based at the St Ivo Outdoor Centre.

The St Ives Badminton Club site has all the information you need to join. The club has a junior section too.

The St Ives Rowing Club has an informative site too, with a particularly interesting page on its early history.

The St Ives District Rifle and Pistol Club site provides information about their regular meetings at the St Ivo Leisure Centre, as well as about the history of the club.

The St Ives Hockey Club meets at the St Ivo Outdoor Centre and has over 220 members.

If you're into sailing, see Hunts Sailing Club (St Ives).

St Ives Cycling Club has its own site too.

The St Ives Civic Society. Who they are and what they do.

Cromwell District Scouts offers useful information about local scouting activities in St Ives and the surrounding area.

Hill Rise Allotment Association has an informative site.

The St Ives Gig Guide lists local gigs.

Big Walkies is a local community group for those who love to walk with their dogs. Weekly walks from St Ives.

The Huntingdonshire branch of CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) covers the whole of the old county of Huntingdonshire and includes useful information about pubs and local brewers.

The adjoining villages of Houghton and Wyton have a very good website, written with style and humour by Eddie Winter. It includes an interesting guided tour of the villages.

Information and pictures about Godmanchester, its community association, and site authors Stuart and Clare Bond, are to be found on the The Bond Godmanchester Web Site.

St Neots Town Website offers local news and other information.

Hemingford Abbots is a website with helpful local information, as is its neighbour's site Hemingford Grey.

John Harris's Walking in Cambridgeshire provides more than 50 free walk descriptions. Pity there isn't more about St Ives!


Contact the Elderly in Cambridgeshire isn't a website but is a service which aims to help to alleviate the loneliness felt by some elderly people. It is a totally free service and , if you might benefit from it, or would like to help out by either acting as a host or a driver for their monthly tea parties, please phone Mary Barnes on 01223 566522.




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