Speedy pothole repair

Last week I noticed a pothole appearing in the Barton Road outside n. 35.
By Thursday it was looking dangerous even though not large, but it was 4 inches deep so a danger to cyclists. On Thursday afternoon I went on line to https://highwaysreporting.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/ and used the facility to register the problem with highways. This is very easy to use and you can give the exact location of the problem with details.
Highways obviously considered it a hazard as they came out the following day and filled it in. So if you do notice a similar hazard, do report it using this facility and you could be as pleased as I was to see it actioned so quickly.
Lucian Hatfield

Toddlers enjoy new playground equipment

Earlier in the year the Parish Council received a kind and generous bequest from the estate of Mrs Rita Philippson, a resident of Haslingfield for many years. Her wish was to spend it on something that would benefit the parishioners. Following a poll at the May Parish Council AGM the vote was in favour of providing playground equipment and specifically something for the toddler age group. From speaking with parents and users it was identified this age group had a lack of age appropriate equipment to use without full adult supervision. The new pieces consisting of three climbing boulders and two balance beams were installed in the Playground in early October giving toddlers simple and safe pieces to play on which in turn help them learn to climb and balance on their own.

Halloween

Police are urging trick-or-treaters to respect their neighbours. While many are happy to hand over sweets or other presents to ward off the evil spirits, it’s important to remember not everybody wants strangers knocking on their doors. For vulnerable or older residents Halloween can be a frightening and intimidating experience. Police have a downloadable poster you can display in your home asking trick-or-treaters NOT to call, as well as some tips for the trick-or-treaters to ensure everyone has a pleasant evening. To download copy of poster and see the tips visit https://www.cambs.police.uk/A-Z/Halloween. Copies also available for collection at police stations.

FILM CLUB

The next Film Club will be on Friday 1st November at 7.30pm.   (This is not on the second Friday of the month because of the Jazz Night at the Village Hall on the 8th November)

We shall meet in Haslingfield Methodist Church Rooms.  Admission is free and we break for tea, coffee and biscuits half way through.   Running time of the film is 114min; Certificate: 15 (Strong language); ‘Hard of hearing’ subtitles will be used.

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The Big Conversation about how we shape our NHS

“Get involved in the Big Conversation about how we shape our NHS
Local residents are being encouraged to have their say on the future of local NHS services as part of The Big Conversation.
Funding for healthcare across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is under pressure. More people are using NHS services locally, and resources are limited. At the moment, the local NHS is buying more than it can afford which means that some difficult decisions need to be made about the services it can afford to provide in the future. Read more