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Barley Cricket Club features in new cricket book
With the 2019 cricket World Cup taking place in England, a new cricket book features Barley CC alongside the likes of England and India!   

Still the Best Loved Game? surveys the state of English cricket through 17 matches in the 2018 season, including a match between Barley CC and Buntingford CC, to which the chapter on village cricket is devoted.   

The book also features cricket at every level, from Lord’s Test and Roses Match to women’s one-day international, Twenty20 cricket, and school and university games - making it the most wide-ranging appraisal of an English cricket season ever published.   

Still the Best Loved Game? takes its inspiration from Geoffrey Moorhouse’s 1979 classic, The Best Loved Game. However, in the forty years since that book was published, much has changed in both English cricket and in society. With major challenges facing the game - the controversy over The Hundred, the lack of free-to-air television coverage leading to dwindling audiences and participation, the disappearance of cricket from many schools, and the almost complete absence of black cricketers in the county game - the time is right for a reappraisal of the state of English cricket, from grass roots to Test level.    

The book will be of interest to anyone who likes cricket, and especially to supporters of Barley Cricket Club. Still the Best Loved Game? is published by Two Hens Press at £7.99 (paperback). It is available from Amazon and through bookshops.   
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Police Rural Newsletter - June

June's rural newsletter from the Hertfordshire Constabulary, including a successful hunt for a missing dog, an appeal for Neighbourhood Watch members, a warning about the theft of catalytic converters from vehicles and a local crime round-up. 

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Dispensary developments at Granta Medical Practice
We are very excited to announce two dispensary developments coming soon which will hugely benefit our patients and offer improved patient service.   

Medicines Pickup Point 
We are installing an automated dispensary machine on our Sawston site. It will be easily accessible and available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, which means you can pick up your prescription whenever it suits you. This service is for anyone who uses the Granta Sawston dispensary.     

Pharmacy Delivery Service   
We are investing in an eco-friendly electric van to deliver medicines to nursing homes and residential homes in the area. This is in addition to the existing pharmacy delivery service.  
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Have you booked a trip abroad or planning to do so?
f you are seeking travel health advice, Granta Medical Practices offer a Travel Clinic Service.     

The first step is the complete a Travel Risk Assessment form so we can assess your risk. This risk assessment form can be downloaded from our website www.grantamedicalpractices.co.uk or collected from reception. Please fill it out fully and return it to us no later than 5 weeks before you travel.     

Once you have completed and returned the form, we will contact you by phone within one week to let you know if you need to attend for an appointment which we would then advise you to book. At your appointment the recommended vaccines or medications will be given and follow up injections planned. Unfortunately we cannot see you if you have not completed a Travel Risk Assessment form.     

Before your appointment you are advised to go to www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk. Look up the destination you are travelling to, print off the information, read it and bring it with you when you attend your appointment.     

You can also download our General Travel Advice sheet from our website or collect a copy from reception. For additional information you can visit the following websites: www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk, www.nathnac.org, www.fco.gov.uk/travel.     

Please note that some vaccinations are covered by the NHS and some will require payment. The clinician will make this clear when you make the appointment and you will be required to pay before your appointment.     
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Police Rural Newsletter - May
May's rural newsletter from the Hertfordshire Constabulary, including a witness appeal following a fatal collision in Royston, information on how to have your say on rural crime and how it's policed, and a local crime round-up. 

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The benefits of online access
Would you like to manage your GP appointments and prescriptions from home, and have access to your test results?      

You can do all of this and more by registering for SystmOnline, the patient online service available via our website. Once registered you can book, change and cancel your appointments, view your test results and have access to your coded medical records, as well as ordering your repeat medication and viewing your personal registered information.     

Application forms are available on our website, in our new patient pack, or you can pick one up from any Granta reception.  All you need to do is bring the completed form back, along with some photo ID. All applications will be processed within 48 working hours and confirmation of activation will be emailed / texted to you unless otherwise requested.