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The parish council is saddened to announce the death of Councillor Michael Holmes

Eye Parish Council is saddened to announce the death of the chairman of the council, Michael Holmes who passed away in hospital after a short illness on Saturday 30th April.

Michael lived in the village for most of his life and was married to Pauline, together they had brought up their two children in the village. He was the village baker until his retirement and took an active part in the church, often doing the church flowers.

He was an active member of Eye Parish Council and chairman of the council for many years. Micheal was always around the village ready to help in any way he could, supporting whoever needed it and he knew a lot about the village that was not written down.

In 2020 Michael was invited to the Buckingham Palace Garden Party to recognise his long service to the parish. Sadly due to the pandemic this didn’t take place, but nevertheless, he was honoured to have been nominated to attend.

Micheal will be sorely missed by the Parish Council and our sincere condolences go to his wife and family.

Jubilee – The Big Lunch

The Big Lunch for The Queens Platinum Jubilee will be held at Manor Farm Community Centre on Sunday 5 June from 12pm.

There will be music, a bar, craft stalls, a picnic and a children’s fancy dress competition. The fancy dress competition will be at 12.15 pm with a Jubilee/Royal Family Theme. There are two groups, seven and under and eight and over.

Bring your own food, chairs or blankets for the giant picnic. There will be limited seating/tables for those who may find it difficult to sit on the ground.

We are all hoping for a nice today so come down and join in this fabulous community event.

To note: The car park at the rear of the community centre will be closed to vehicles for the duration of the event.

Jubilee – A brief history of Eye

As part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, this will be a look into the village’s past from the 1800s to the present day.

Friday 27 May, 7pm at the Leeds Hall.

Tickets are £2 per person and will not be available on the door but can be purchased in May from one of the locations below:

  • Mondays 9am – 12pm from Manor Farm Community Centre
  • Wednesdays 9am – 12pm from the Leeds Hall.


Jubilee cake competition

Local bakers are invited to take part in the Eye village Jubilee cake competition. With separate competitions for adults and children anyone can take part. The Leeds Hall will be open for public viewing, refreshments and craft stalls from 12pm.

Date: Saturday 21 May
Location: Leeds Hall

Download the flyer here: Jubilee cake competition


10.30am – 11am: Cakes to arrive
11am – 12pm Judging
12pm – 3.30pm: Public viewing, craft stalls and refreshments
3.30pm: Prize giving
3.30pm – 4pm: Cakes to be collected.



  • Victoria sponge (must be to the set recipe below)
  • Six fruit scones.


  • Six decorated homemade biscuits.

To register and for more information email:


  • Adults £1.00 / Children 50p



  • 200g caster sugar
  • 200g softened butter
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 2tbsp milk.


  • 100g softened butter
  • 140g icing sugar, sifted
  • Drop of vanilla extract (Optional)
  • Half 340g jar of quality strawberry jam icing sugar to decorate.

Additional parking for this event is available at Eye Funeralcare (opp. Church), with kind permission from Co-op Funeralcare.

Outreach Post Office coming to Eye

The Parish Council are pleased to announce that a temporary ‘outreach’ Post Office will begin operating on Tuesday 29 March at 9.30am at Manor Farm Community Centre in the village. It will be run by the Parson Drove Post Office and open every Tuesday 9.30am – 12.30pm. A range of Post Office products and services will be available. Please share this info with friends and family in the village so everyone is aware. Nearby Thorney has had an Outreach service provided by Parsons Drove Post Office for a number of years.

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The Queens Platinum Jubilee

On the 6 February 2022 Her Majesty The Queen became the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.

To celebrate the anniversary, events and initiatives will take place across the country, culminating in a four day UK bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June. The bank holiday will provide an opportunity for communities and people to come together to celebrate the historic milestone.

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Planning and Environmental Protection Committee approve Tanholt Farm development

Thank you to all residents that responded to the planning application for the 264 home Tanholt Farm Development to the east of Eyebury Road. Eye Parish Council is disappointed that despite the number of objections, outline planning was approved by Peterborough City Council’s Planning and Environmental Protection Committee on Tuesday 25 January.

The Parish Council had objected to the application for a number of concerns including the impact on the village’s primary school and increased traffic on Eyebury Road. We will feedback on the next stage of planning as required and continue to monitor the impact of the site on residents once development starts.

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High Street closure and roadworks during January 2022

Improvements to dropped kerbs and an upgrade to the Zebra crossing on the High Street in the village will take place in the new year, with a full road closure taking place between the hours of 9.30 am and 3.30 pm while the works are taking place.

The works by Peterborough City Council are scheduled to start on Monday, 10 January and last for around two to three weeks, with a diversion in place.

Access to residential properties and businesses within the road closure will be permitted via the traffic management team on site.

While the road is closed buses will be diverted down Cartmel Way and back out along Peterborough Road.

The ‘Back Lane’ bus stop in the middle of the village and the church bus stop will be out of operation while the road is closed. The nearest stops will be on Thorney Road, Crowland Road and outside Mattoni.

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