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.

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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

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