Moving to Cambridgeshire

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Aztecwest1 Mon 29-Jan-18 20:43:37

Hello 1st time on here so hopefully down this correctly. Just looking for some advice as we are looking at moving to the area from Norfolk and we have found a couple of areas and just wanted to see if anyone has any advice. We are looking at Gorefield, Guyhuin and Newton in the Isle can anyone tell about the areas and local amenities

Thank you in advance

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Jaynebxl Tue 30-Jan-18 11:00:34

They're all around Wisbech. Is thst the area you will be working in / want to live in?

Aztecwest1 Tue 30-Jan-18 13:23:26

Hi Jayne

We are not really sure on the areas at the moment but we have a couple of places to view on Friday. Just looking at finding output if they are god are thank you
linda

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Allthebestnamesareused Tue 30-Jan-18 13:55:43

There is I think a Cambridgeshire local page. This is Cambridge and usually relates to Cambridge and surrounding villages. You may have better luck there.

Allthebestnamesareused Tue 30-Jan-18 13:56:35

Ignore my last post! I am on the wrong page!!!

plainjanefromthetrain Tue 30-Jan-18 14:20:22

This is my neck of the woods. Unfortunately.
Property prices are relatively low but the area lacks any real character.
Lots of immigration to the area has resulted in a lot of bad feelings which is similar in lots of places.
They love Brexit around here!
Wisbech is the nearest to the village you mention. It was once a lovely Georgian market down but now is pretty grim. There is a lovely independent cinema called The Luxe and a National Trust house in the town but not much else in the way of anything interesting. There is little investment in Wisbech centre, which is a shame as it was probably lovely 50 years go.
Out of town there is an estate of large shops, a giant Tesco etc.
You would be near to Peterborough which has a shopping centre but not much to offer culturally and also Kings Lynn which I think is nicer.

Aztecwest1 Tue 30-Jan-18 15:01:53

Hi. Thank you for this. We are looking to move to a village with some community spirit as at the moment we are in the middle of nowhere are you able to recommend some areas for me so we look at

Thank you in advance

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Jaynebxl Tue 30-Jan-18 15:55:12

Do you know where you would be likely to get work? How flexible can you be?
Wisbech area is quite run down but it does have some interesting bits.

Gizlotsmum Tue 30-Jan-18 16:00:01

Gorefield is nice for community. Wisbech has 2 cinemas but not a lot else to recommend it. It does try hard tho. Newton is more remote. Guyhuirn has very little also but closer to A47.

BestZebbie Tue 30-Jan-18 16:03:19

Whittlesey has good community spirit, as does March. I'd join some of the local area Facebook pages and see if you like what you see.

plainjanefromthetrain Tue 30-Jan-18 16:10:13

Do you have children? Or a need to commute for work? Any hobbies you want to pursue?
I don’t know Newton in the Isle at all. Guyhirn doesn’t even have a village shop as far as I can think. Gorefield does.
Have you looked at Parson Drove? Or over the border into Lincolnshire?

EggsonHeads Tue 30-Jan-18 16:14:12

Quite frankly that part is a bit unpleasant. I would suggest looking at something on the way to Stamford. Thorney a very lovely villsgecto the east of peterborough. It's difficult to give better advise with a budget/work location/number of children/type of schooling you want.

Aztecwest1 Tue 30-Jan-18 21:09:24

Thank you all so much for your views. Looks like we will still be looking for somewhere

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