A Community Governance Review for the Parish of Haslingfield

SCDC

SCDC

The South Cambridgeshire District Council is undertaking a community governance review of the parish of Haslingfield because the new housing development at Trumpington Meadows will alter the geographical spread of housing across the parish. The resulting spatial separation between the two population centres will no longer correspond to a parish boundary that reflects a natural settlement pattern. Furthermore, the two populations may not share a common identity or interests. So Have your say in the Haslingfield Parish community governance review.

Do you know the difference between driving at 20mph and 30mph?

Message sent by
Emma Long (Police, Comms officer, Corp Comms)

eCops logoStopping distances, consequences of hitting a child and fuel consumption are a few things covered in the quiz to test your knowledge of the difference between driving at 20mph and 30mph. The quiz, has been created as part of a month-long THINK! speed campaign educating motorists of the consequences of speeding.
We are encouraging motorists to take part in the short quiz to test your knowledge of the difference between driving at 20mph and 30mph. The quiz can be found here: https://www.qzzr.com/c/quiz/248588/know-the-difference-cambridgeshire
If you kill someone while speeding, you will have to live with the long-term emotional consequences. Remember that speed limits are there for a reason. Traffic Sergeant Ian Manley

Do YOU Want to be a Parish Councillor?

YouDo YOU want to make a real difference and get involved in the important issues in the village such as environment, playground and skatepark, speeding on Barton road, parking near the school, buildings and planning regulation then become a Haslingfield Parish Councillor.
The Haslingfield Parish Council meets on the second Monday of each month in the Village Hall. If you are interested in becoming involved with running the parish and contributing to decision making which affects your village please contact the Parish Clerk, Frances Laville on 01223 264360 or email: haslingfieldparishclerk@gmail.com or attend one of the monthly meetings and get a feeling as to what is involved.
With little time spent you can make a real difference and make your village a better place to live and work!

Suspicious activity in a local village

Lindsay Gardiner (Police, PCSO, South Cambridgeshire – Cambourne)

eCops logoWe have recently had reports of suspicious activity in a local village involving people going door to door offering to clean windows and carry out general maintenance to properties. We recommend that you research online before saying yes to their services, ask for a card/ leaflet with their details and obtain a written quote.

Local Crime – Remain vigilant

Whilst there have been no specific reports received from the police of crimes relating to Haslingfield, there are surrounding villages where the police have reported crimes relating to burglary or shed break-ins, vehicle thefts or thefts from vehicles.  The police encourage everyone to take a few extra seconds to check that their vehicle or home is secure before leaving it and removing any items of value from view.

The police are encouraging residents to do the “Bad Wolf Test” which is a security quiz aimed at homes in South Cambs. Stay safe and take the bad wolf test = www.tinyurl.com/Bad-Wolf-Test

Remain vigilant. If you see anything suspicious, or, anyone behaving suspiciously please report this to the police on telephone number 101

A public consultation on proposed Cambridgeshire and Peterborough devolution

SCDCA public consultation has been launched to gather views on a proposed Cambridgeshire and Peterborough devolution deal. The formal consultation follows all the Councils in the area agreeing to sign up to launching a consultation. The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough deal follows initial proposals by Government for a deal covering the whole of East Anglia.
Details of the consultation can be found here www.scambs.gov.uk/devolution or www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/devolutionsurvey

Speedwatch Volunteers Needed

TrafficThe Cambridgeshire County Police have revamped the Community Speedwatch Scheme. Teams of Speedwatch Volunteers are now operating in most of the surrounding villages. Why not here in Haslingfield? The Police will provide training for the team and we can share equipment with neighbouring Parishes. More details here…

Haslingfield Crime Prevention Event

eCops logoPlease come along to the Haslingfield Crime Prevention Event.

 Tuesday 24 May 10:30 – 12:00 Haslingfield Village Hall

Find out more about home security and simple crime prevention measures.
Attendees include local PCSO Alex Giltinane, Rachel Carr Crime Reduction Officer, John Fuller Neighbourhood Watch Executive Group, and Teresa Harrold NHW  village co-ordinator.
Come along to find out more about how you can protect your property and reduce crime.

Parish Council Members

Only six nominations were submitted for Parish Councillors in Haslingfield for the elections scheduled for 5th May 2016. Thus all those nominated were declared elected unopposed and will assume their duties from 9th May 2016.

The Parish Council is looking to invite expressions of interest from residents who might wish to be considered to serve in the vacancies on the Parish Council. Selection will be by an initial screening and then by interview by the council of screened volunteers before deciding on any co-option and the council reserves the right not to co-opt any or all applicants. If you are interested then please contact the Parish Clerk, Frances Laville on 01223 264360, send her an email: haslingfieldparishclerk@gmail.com or drop her a line: 32 High Street, Great Eversden, Cambs CB23 1HW.