More than 20 people turned up on Sunday to tidy and clean the village, with an encouragingly high proportion of children taking part. Areas tackled included: Porkers Lane and River Lane; Harston Road; Wisbeys Yard; The Recreation Ground and Skatepark; Broad Lane to High Street; Wellhouse Meadow; High Street to Church Street and New Road footpath.
Three favourite quotes of the day:
- Passer-by to fellow Parish Councillor – “What did you get your ASBO for?”
- Husband to wife, child and dog when leaving home to help – “ It’s a really worthwhile thing you are doing!!”
- And child to her father – “Can we do this every month?”
A huge thank you to everyone who took part on Sunday and to the many villagers who litter pick on a regular basis when out walking.
Chair, Haslingfield Parish Council
All Saints’ Church, Church St, Haslingfield, CB23 1JF
SATURDAY 13th APRIL, 7.30pm
Tickets: £10 adults, £5 students, children free; from The Village Shop, Haslingfield and on the door; or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The weather is looking good – a perfect day to help out with Haslingfield Spring Clean
As well as litter picking, we plan to ‘clean up’ certain areas within the village, e.g. the playground. Teams will be provided with gloves, litter-pickers and bin-bags (supplied by SCDC), a few hi-vis waistcoats will also be available. Just come along to the Village Hall between 9.30 am to 11 am or 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm.
We look forward to seeing you, even if it’s just for half an hour.
Jenny Jullien 4 April 2019
Please find attached the agenda for the Parish Council meeting to be held on the 8th April and minutes from 11th March 2019.
20190408 Agenda HPC Meeting
20190311 HPC Minutes 13 March (draft 2)
Curry & Cabaret will be taking place this Saturday, 30 March at 7.30 pm at Haslingfield Village Hall.
If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, there are still some available at £18 each/2 for £30 until tomorrow, Wednesday, 27 March from the Village Shop or from Hayley on: 07454 984456.
For the first time Haslingfield are joining in the Keep Britain Tidy Great Spring Clean initiative.
We need teams of volunteers to help. As well as litter picking, we plan to ‘clean up’ certain areas within the village, e.g. the playground.
Other suggestions for areas that need attention are very welcome. Teams will be provided with gloves, litter-pickers and bin-bags (supplied by SCDC), a few hi-vis waistcoats will also be available.
For more details and to register please email either Jay email@example.com or Jenny firstname.lastname@example.org
Or just come along to the Village Hall from either 9.30 am or 2.30 pm on the 7th April. The Village Hall will be open from 9.30 to 11.00 am and 2.30 to 4.30 pm.
The Keep Britain Tidy Campaign runs an annual nationwide event, The Great British Spring Clean – for the second year running Barrington is taking part. Haslingfield villagers have been invited to join the Barrington team to help clean Barrington Hill on Friday 22nd March.
If anyone from the village want to help out on Friday 22nd March and wants to start the hill clean from Haslingfield please let Mick Norman know and he will bring some picking stuff over from Barrington. Otherwise please meet at the Barrington Village Hall at 09 30 am.
Jenny Jullien 14 March 2019
For details, ‘click the pic’.
Did you know you can help local people in crisis by donating to the Cambridge Foodbank? You can leave food at Haslingfield Village Shop or Haslingfield Methodist Church. Please click here for a list of the foods most needed at present and here should you prefer to give a monetary donation.
A reminder that East West Rail are seeking feedback to their consultation on the proposed rail section between Bedford and Cambridge. There are five routes being considered – we encourage you to read the information provided and give your feedback at www.eastwestrail.co.uk/haveyoursay before the deadline passes on Monday 11th March 2019.
Ash Wednesday Holy Communion Service
There is a planned power cut in parts of Haslingfield between 8:30-16:30 on 12th/13th March. This forms part of essential maintenance to replace wooden poles and power lines along the High Street and Harston Road.
Households affected will have received a notification.
4-11 March: UK Power Networks have advised that they will be undertaking upgrade work on the overhead lines in various locations along the High St / Harston Rd requiring some traffic control measures.
Concerns have been raised locally that the 75 bus service is being withdrawn. Cambs County Council have, however, confirmed that this is incorrect and it is the contract for this service that is expiring. Apparently bus operators have already submitted their applications as part of the re-tendering process and County Councillors are expected to vote on this in March (date tbc). Previous advice was that they expect to maintain services in the short term. The Parish Council has, however, taken this opportunity to write to our assigned County Councillors to both point out the value of this service to its users and seek their reassurance that it will continue.
Vicky Crowden – Parish Clerk