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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.

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

Temporary Village Hall Access

The construction of the village hall extension has now started and a safety fence is erected around the hall. This means that access to the hall has been changed and access to the hall is now through the side door overlooking the patio area to the north of the hall (not the double doors). 

There will be signs on the fencing around the hall to provide more details as is the attached layout.

Rita Phillipson – Interment of ashes

On Friday 30th August 2019 at 10:30am, Rita’s ashes will be placed in the ground at the same spot as her husband, John, in the churchyard of All Saints’ Church in Haslingfield. Anyone who knew her is very welcome to attend.
Rita lived in Trinity Close and was a regular visitor to the lunch club and the folk dance club. She died on 12th July 2017 at the age of 91 years.

Haslingfield Parish Clerks

We are sorry to announce that Vicky Crowden has tendered her resignation and will be leaving us at the end of September. We have enjoyed enormously working with Vicky, but her need to spend more time with family has, and rightly so, taken precedence.
We have been very fortunate to recruit Jacqui Cressey who was one of the applicants for the post of Assistant to the Parish Clerk. Jacqui lives in the village and has done so for the last twelve years.
Our best wishes go to both Vicky and Jacqui.
Jenny Jullien