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.
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.
Please click here for All Saints’ Church Services in February.
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.
We are delighted to announce that our next show is planned for 19, 20 & 21 May. It is Bedroom Farce, the hilarious comedy by Alan Ayckbourn, so do please save the date!
And, if you’re interested in being involved, the Read-Through will take place this coming Monday, 24 January, with auditions following on Thursday 27 January – both at Haslingfield Village Hall, at 7.30 pm. Rehearsals will start on 28 February and will take place on Monday and Thursday evenings at Haslingfield Village Hall.
Cold crisp blue skies greet us this week. Hopefully omicron has not caught you in its nets. Food vans at the Haslingfield Village hall this week: Thursday (20/1): Sam’s Thai Food
with their authentic made to order Thai deliciousness! Ping the number on their fb page to pre order. Friday (21/1): labiga_mobile
and their tasty pizza options. Ping them to pre order. Saturday (22/1): The Cook’s Nest
return to us with their super Greek Gyros! Walk ups only!
Don’t forget to keep social distance and wear a mask just in case…
Police and Crime Commissioner, Darryl Preston, is asking Cambridgeshire and Peterborough residents to give their views on his proposed increase to the policing part of council tax in a short survey.
The survey closes at 17:00 on Thursday 20th January, 2022 and is available here.
National Highways will be carrying out essential drainage replacement work on the M11 between junctions 10 and 13. Once complete, the road will be able to better disperse surface water and will be less prone to flooding. They plan to complete this work over 4 weeks from Wednesday 12 January to Tuesday 8 February, weather conditions permitting. For a map of the diversions, please click here.
Closures and diversions
To carry out this work safely, they will close the M11 between junctions 10 and 13 in four phases, and divert drivers via a well signed diversion route as set out in the table below: Read more
Reminder that Chapel Hill will be closed from approximately 9:30am to 3:30pm on 4 January 2022 for carriageway patching and jetting works.
Please click here for more information regarding the alternative route.