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

Parish Council Vacancy

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

New Parish Clerk

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.

Break-in at Village Hall

Village HallThere 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

HELP NEEDED

 Well-house Meadow wildflower project.

Wellhouse-Meadow-annualsThe 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).
Many thanks
Rebecca Ridley 870109

Haslingfield & Harlton Youth Club Bus Project – News

connectionsHaslingfield 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