New Parish Councillors

I am delighted to inform you that we have been successful in attracting three new Parish Councillors: Peter Agar from New Road, Clive Blower from Trinity Close, Tricia Knibbs from the High Street. We welcome them all to the team and are confident that they will all make a valuable contribution to the village.

We still do need more applicants, so if you are thinking about it, but not sure whether to apply or not, why not come along to the meetings to find out how we spend the second Monday evening of each month. The areas we still need help with are: Read more

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 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!

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

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.

Parish Council Elections

Parish Council elections are due to be held on Thursday 5th May 2016.  There are 11 seats available.

Nominations packs are available from the Clerk – please contact me by 30th March 2016 on 01223 264360 if you would like a pack delivered.  The Notice of Election will be posted on the Parish Council noticeboards on Wednesday 30th March.  Nominations must be hand delivered to South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne CB23 6EA by 4 pm on Thursday 7th April 2016.

Please contact me if you require your electoral roll number or have any other queries.

Frances Laville – Haslingfield Parish Clerk

 

Textile Bank at Porkers Lane

South Cambridgeshire District Council provides a network of textile and book recycling banks across the District. The contractor delivering this service notified the council late last week that they will begin removing all banks during week commencing 15 February and 22 February.
This extreme lack of notice has not allowed an alternative arrangement to be put in place and regrettably there will be a period where recycling bring facilities will not be available. For more details, click Read more

CHANGES at the VILLAGE HALL

Christine Tod is retiring from taking the Bookings at the Village Hall at the end 2014. Christine’s history with the Village Hall has been long and illustrious, not just with the Village Hall as we know it now but with the old one as well. Christine was instrumental in getting the New Village Hall being built in 1994, which wasn’t as popular as we can imagine. After a lot of campaigning as to whether or not Haslingfield had a new hall went to the vote, and was won with a majority of just seven votes. We thank Christine for her tireless work which has always been executed with humour and friendliness.

We are delighted to announce that Terry Baker has agreed to take the Village Hall bookings. Terry has lived in the Haslingfield, for the most part, since 1968 and has always played an active role in the Village; keeping scores for the Cricket Club and being a Leader with the Playgroup. But most of us know Terry from her valued 25 years involvement with the Little Theatre. We wish Terry good luck in her new role.

Booking for the Village Hall from 1 January 2015 should now be made to Terry on telephone number 01223 872150 or on her email terrybaker872@gmail.com

Jenny Jullien Secretary Village Hall

Traffic Calming Measures

30mphCCC Highways and Communities Infrastructure Committee approved the Haslingfield Phase 1  at their meeting on Tuesday 18th November 2014 and CCC Highways now are going to place an order with Skanska for the work to be done. News on the work programme will follow soon.

Would You Like to be a Parish Councillor?

The Parish Council meets on the second Monday of each month in the Village Hall. It is responsible for advising SCDC on planning issues, the parish budget, management of the VillageHall, Skatepark, Play Area and Recreation ground, footpaths etc. 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 874585

Traffic Calming

30mphBob Branch, Chairman of the Haslingfield Parish Council reported: “Skanska have completed draft drawings for the first stage of traffic calming  measures. They have been reviewed by HPC and are being amended slightly. The drawings will be discussed with CCC and CCC will then prepare draft Road Traffic Orders for publication and consultation. At present things are on track for completion of the work in late summer or autumn of this year. HPC are now considering possible measures for a second stage of work.”