Crow Review of 2008

PUBLISHED: 09:26 24 December 2008 | UPDATED: 15:57 11 May 2010

NUTHAMPSTEAD was chosen to be involved in the 2012 Olympics

NUTHAMPSTEAD was chosen to be involved in the 2012 Olympics

March NUTHAMPSTEAD shooting ground was named as a training centre for the London 2012 Olympics. The centre was named in the official training centre guide, released by the games organising committee, which gives teams and individual athletes a selection o

March

NUTHAMPSTEAD shooting ground was named as a training centre for the London 2012 Olympics.

The centre was named in the official training centre guide, released by the games organising committee, which gives teams and individual athletes a selection of venues to chose from as they prepare for the Olympic and Paralympic games.

Owner of the shooting ground, Nicky Barker, said: "We're very pleased to feature in the programme and have worked hard to get where we have.

"This is a great opportunity and we are confident we can give the competitors all they need."In 2006, Nuthampstead narrowly missed out on being selected as the venue for the actual shooting competition during the games, but Nicky said that being selected as a training centre "more than makes up for that."

"They went for Dartford to host the competition, as that is a lot nearer the Olympic village," she said. "But we're really looking forward to being involved."

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Residents were trapped for more than three hours after a fallen tree blocked the only road leading into an estate. The tree came down in high winds and blocked the entrance to Layston Park, Royston. About 20 residents of the estate came together to saw up the tree and clear the road.

South Cambridgeshire District Council was recognised for its "improved leadership" in a government watchdog report. The district council had received a highly critical report in 2007, and was praised for "responding positively" to this. Cllr Ray Manning, leader of the council, said: "We have put in place some strong foundations."

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