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Haslingfield Allotment Gardeners Association

The Haslingfield Allotment Gardeners Association (HAGA) is having their annual general meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 4th December in the the Village Hall at 19:30.

They have some vacant plots so if you have some spare time and want either a plot or get involved then just come along or contact Julie Seeking on 01223 873153 or email julie.seekings@icloud.com.

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