HASLINGFIELD PARISH COUNCIL NEWSLETTER MAY 2014
The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Monday May 19th at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. The business of the evening will be followed by a talk by Peter Laws, Head of the Lower School at Comberton Village College
1. Of Parish Clerks; Retired and New
An 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
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 email@example.com or Liz Heazell 870289 firstname.lastname@example.org
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There is a vacancy on the Haslingfield Parish Council caused by the resignation of Rebecca Ridley.
A bye-election to fill the vacancy will be held if ten electors for the parish give notice in writing before 23rd November claiming such an election to the Returning Officer. Read more
Following interviews held last week we are pleased to announce that a new Parish Clerk has been appointed from the first of January 2014. Her name is Frances Bishop and she lives at 8A Barton Road, Haslingfield.
6 hours per week at £9.00 per hour. Hours to be spread out over several days in the week including some weekends, and possibly up to 2 extra hours a week may be required occasionally. Read more
Talks and Tour (timings are approximate): Read more
There has been a break-in at the Haslingfield Village Hall during the night from 5th October – 6th October. 2 windows have been damaged and intruder(s) gained access by removing one of the windows overlooking the recreation ground. Apart from the damage to the windows it does not appear that anything has been stolen or damaged. If anyone has any information regarding this incident then please contact Janet Hendy or Ron van der Hoorn with details. Read more
Well-house Meadow wildflower project.
The area that has been prepared for the wildflower project is looking in very good shape (nearly everything dead, soil warm and damp) ready for seeding on Monday of next week. Rather than rotovate the soil the District Ecology Officer has advised that it would be better if it was lightly raked. This is therefore a request for as many people as possible to come and lend a hand either on Sunday afternoon – 29th September – at 3pm, or on Monday 30th at 1.30pm. If you are able to come just bring yourself and a rake, even better bring a friend and two rakes. With lots of us the job will be done in no time. The picture shows the annual wildflowers sown on the bonfire site which made a wonderful display this summer (click on it).
Rebecca Ridley 870109
Haslingfield Parish Council is seeking to appoint a committed and enthusiastic person to fill the post of Parish Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer. The role is part-time and home based. Read more
Haslingfield and Harlton Parish Councils have now taken over all responsibilities for ‘The Connections Youth Bus’, to ensure that our young people continue to benefit from this very valuable facility.
If you have children (year 7 onwards) please encourage them to come along to Haslingfield Village Hall Car Park on a Wednesday after school (16.00 to 18.00) to enjoy the benefits accruing from the commitment of our Parish Council. The youth workers will be delighted to welcome them on board. Read more
Over the first three weekends in May a group of volunteers did a major cutback and clearance of the vegetation along the 60m (120′) of the school boundary in School Lane. The result is the resurrection of part of the concrete pavement which runs all the way from the school to Chestnut Close (apart from the grassy section between the bollards).
The Parish Council is looking to appoint a new committee to run the Village Hall. We are looking for two or three people to handle the administration and ensure everything is running smoothly. The committee will report to the Parish Council who own the hall and the recreation ground. Read more