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Amber MET Office weather warnings – possible bin service disruption advance warning

The MET Office has issued a severe weather warning for possible snow this evening and for the next two days.

Some information has been posted on our website here to let people know in advance that blue and black bins will be prioritised over green if the crews are not able to complete all the rounds.

Additionally, more information will be posted on www.scambs.gov.uk/bin-collection-service-announcements when the team are aware how the weather is impacting them.

Parish Council Elections

Parish Councils will hold elections this year on 3rd May.  Parish and district council elections will now occur every four years simultaneously. The Election Timetable is here.  If you would like to stand for election or would like further information please contact the Clerk for a nomination pack at:

Frances Laville, 32 High Street, Great Eversden, Cambridge CB23 1HW – Tel: 01223 264360 or email:  haslingfieldparishclerk@gmail.com

Rogue Trader Guidance and Advice

We have received a few reports of rogue trading over the last few days in the villages of Haslingfield and Bassingbourn Cum Kneesworth. Please see the below advice and guidance on the topic. 

A Reminder about Rogue Traders, Cold-Callers, and Other Uninvited Callers
Police frequently receive calls reporting cold-callers and doorstep sellers, asking for advice on how to deal with them. See here for more details: Rogue Trader Guidance and Advice

History of Haslingfield Village Hall (part IV)

However a small group of determined people got together in the late eighties and managed to persuade the villagers, that a new purpose built hall would be a good idea and Peter Hall Architects of Cambridge were asked to prepare some initial plans based on all the user groups requirements.

These requirements included a kitchen, changing facilities and showers including a room for the referee, a view over the recreation ground, toilets including a disabled toilet, a hall large enough to seat at least 100 people, space for a temporary stage with a height of at least 4m and preferable not too expensive.
I believe that the architect did an excellent job in designing the hall. (tbc)

History of Haslingfield Village Hall (part III)

(cont…) However by 1974 the wooden hut was in a poor state of repair and was knocked down. A new part wooden, part brick hut was built in its place which lasted to the early nineties when plans had been made to build a new village hall.
As there was no easy funding available in those days nor was there a lottery fund available, there was a significant amount of opposition to the idea of a new hall as the costs for a new hall were estimated to be in excess of £150k (actually £154k).

Many people believed this was just too expensive for a small village and many people believed that the existing wooden hall or the hall in the primary school would be good enough to serve the community. (tbc)

Hare and Hounds – Pop-Up Restaurant

The Hare and Hounds in Harlton are holding a pop up restaurant event on Saturday 16th December.  The 3 course menu by Provenance seasonal wood fired food will cost £25 and the first sitting will start at 6 pm followed by another sitting at 8 pm.  See Menu .
If you are interested, it is important to ring Andy at the Hare and Hounds on 01223 264698, to reserve a table.
Also find the opening times over the festive period.