There are actually two villages called “Abingdon” in South Cambridgeshire, namely Little Abingdon and Great Abingdon. Both of them lie some 7 miles or 11 km south east of the university town of Cambridge and have been in existence as a human settlement for nearly 4,000 years.
Great Abingdon lies further to the south and is located on the county border with Essex. Little Abingdon is slightly smaller in terms of geographical coverage. Both villages have grown quite organically since the Middle Ages, having started off as two separate manors located on either side of the River Granta.
Modern village life in Great Abingdon centres on the village shop and primary school, the local public house, a lovely 17th century building, and there are also a cricket and football team to inspire residents with pride and a lively interest in local affairs.
Great Abingdon’s community looks forward to the annual Harvest Festival, organised by the primary school and held at the church. Despite South Cambridgeshire being quite affluent and with sufficient employment opportunities available in Cambridge, there are some families who require a helping hand just as there are in other parts of Britain.
The Haverhill Food Bank supplies those in need of short term assistance with a few bare necessities until they can get back on their financial feet again. As always, the Harvest Festival is designed to give thanks but also to collect donations.
People who have suffered injuries in a serious accident are also in need of assistance – but far too often their nearest and dearest convince them that they should simply bear their fate and be grateful to be still alive. However, not receiving justice, when the accident was actually caused by somebody else’s negligent or reckless behaviour can be so detrimental to an accident victim’s emotional recovery that they eventually turn their resentment and anger inwards, against themselves.
Just like poverty in a small community like Great or Little Abingdon cannot be kept secret for long, eventually families must realise their injured family member needs more than a pep talk once a week to get over their injuries.
Part of making an injury claim in Great Abingdon therefore is the recovery of justice, of feeling one wasn’t to blame for what happened and one can stop the negligent party from hurting somebody else in the future.
Whether you were hurt in a road traffic accident on your way to Monday’s choir practice or suffered a paper cut in the Art and Craft Club because some mother with a grudge pushed you: whenever a human being suffers pain and injustice, the healing process won’t start until justice prevails and compensation is paid by the negligent party.
Where can you make an injury claim in Great Abingdon?
Simply call Accident Advice Helpline on their Freephone numbers 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993; lines are available around the clock, every day of the week.
Explain the circumstances of your accident to an advisor and receive an estimate of how much your claim is worth. If you have a valid claim and wish to go ahead, the advisor can forward your injury claim in Great Abingdon to one of their no-win, no-fee legal partners.
Date Published: 22nd September 2013