With restrictions coming to an end in England, residents in Cambridgeshire are being encouraged to make the most of the spring and summer while continuing good hygiene practices which will help protect themselves and others from serious illness. After a tremendously difficult two years there will be relief for many that life can return to normal, but local health chiefs are reminding residents that there are people with underlying conditions who are at risk of severe illness from COVID.
There are also still concerns that the protection offered by the vaccine could wane and dangerous new variants could appear, while the chair of Cambridgeshire County Council’s Adults and Health Committee has also expressed concern about the reduction in testing and is calling for continued vigilance by local people.
For these reasons, local health chiefs have outlined a list of simple and easy to follow measures to help keep everyone as safe as possible from catching the virus and potentially becomingly seriously ill. Read more
National Highways are continuing their work to replace the expansion joints, re-waterproof and resurface the M11 junction 9 overbridge. This work will ensure the bridge continues to remain in a safe and serviceable condition. They plan to complete this work over 4 weekends from Friday 11 March, weather conditions permitting.
To carry out the work safely, there will be a 50mph speed restriction on the junction 9 overbridge. They will also need to close the M11 between junctions 9 (junction with A11) and 10 (junction with A505) in both directions and divert traffic as detailed below: Read more
Are you considering becoming a Parish Councillor? Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Association of Local Councils (CAPALC) are running 2 free Zoom sessions for any person living in the County. The sessions explain what local councillors and councils do, how you can become a councillor, details of the role and what to expect.
The sessions are on Saturday, 5th March 9:30-12:00 and Wednesday, 16th March 18:30-21:00.
To book, go to www.bookwhen.com/capalc
The information poster is available here.
The Haslingfield Parish Council Meeting will be taking place this Monday 14 February at 7.30 pm at the village hall. To see the agenda, please click: 2022.02.14 HPC Agenda
Mr Anthony Browne MP wrote to Rt Hon Wendy Morton MP, the recently appointed Rail Minister, Department of Transport, on the 24th January 2022 regarding East West Rail. The letter has been posted on his Facebook page and a copy of it can be found here.
We are very fortunate in having many lovely spaces for dogs (and their owners!) to walk and run in Haslingfield. Along River Lane, there are fields leading to Hauxton and Harston, and a winding path along the River Rhee. A walk along School Lane and up the Clunch pits affords beautiful views. A walk all the way to Harlton will take you to the dog friendly pub the Hare and Hounds. Dogs are also welcome in the main part of the Wellhouse meadow, behind the church. There are bins to dispose of dog waste near each of these places (please see map).
The only three places in which dogs are not allowed in the village are:
- The picnic area of the Wellhouse meadow (which is gated off, with a sign, and which is intended for picnics, play and yoga/other quiet activities),
- The recreation ground, which was bequeathed by Henry Badcock for the children of Haslingfield to play upon and
- The skatepark.