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 email@example.com
Jenny Jullien Secretary Village Hall
CCC 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.
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
Bob 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Liz Heazell 870289 email@example.com
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A PARISH COUNCILLOR? Read more
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