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.”

Haslingfield Parish Council Newsletter, March 2014

1.  Of Parish Clerks; Retired and New

166cAn article on our retired Parish Clerk Janet Hendy appeared in C&V previously.  Janet has been a mainstay of HPC proceedings for eleven years and will be a hard act to follow.  Existing and previous councillors and others attended a farewell gathering at the Chairman’s house on 28th February 2014.   Our thanks go to Mike Hendy too who has been so helpful behind the scenes over the years and continues to volunteer for more. Read more

75 BUS SERVICE

Cambridgeshire C.C. has launched yet another ‘survey’ into bus usage. Paper responses must be in by January 15th  so that  we can get them to Shire Hall before the close of the survey on the 17th.  Paper forms are in The Village Shop. Please give your completed forms back to the staff; we thank them for their help. Online completion/ download of form at ww.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/transport/cft/ To help keep a service going we need plenty of responses. Please add full comments about the necessity of service provision for rural residents.

For help contact: Bob Branch (PC Chair) 870136 rebranch@btinternet.com or Liz  Heazell  870289  liz.heazell@btinternet.com