Soham Town Council are currently reviewing documents
i.e. Standards which will be displayed here
Rehab 4 Addiction is a free and national helpline assisting people suffering from addiction and mental health problems.
You can contact Rehab 4 Addiction on 0800 140 4690
Pride In Our Town
Pride in our town is an award to help raise the profile of the community projects, groups, organisations and individuals who demonstrate, pride in Soham. The Council regularly makes provision and/or financial donations to a wide variety of projects, and wishes to highlight the good works it supports within our town.
As the Saxons invaded East Anglia the Iceni apparently withdrew to Soham and provided a Christian refuge for St Felix when he arrived in 653AD, to Christianise the East Angles. Soham was the first see of the Bishops of East Anglia. A situation regularised by the marriage of Etheldreda to Tonbert the last King of the Iceni.
The manorial lands themselves, were settled by the Crown before the Norman Conquest and are documented in the Domesday Book. Soham is situated six and two thirds of a mile from Ely and Newmarket, because this is as far as a man could ride in a day. Soham’s market was apparently the first in the area.
A list of the common land existing in 1889. The information is from an extract from the Soham Parochial Magazine:
Qua Fen Common – At Town End on east side
East Fen Common – South of the Weatheralls
Burgess Corner – Between Qua Fen Common and the Weatheralls
The Shade – West side of Ely road, beyond Town End
Angle Common – East of Soham Mere, due West of Moat Gardens
First Pen and Back Pen – South east of Angle Common adjoining the Lode
Broad Piece – South of the Shade and between it and the Lode
Information on Soham Town Council allotments will be posted soon with locations and details.
Information on Soham Town Council Burials can be found here