Bar Hill Website 2014
Current News
Information regarding Longstowe
Including the plans for flood prevention and reference to a roman street on the site
To read this report please go here.
County Report August 30th 2014 from Councillor John Reynolds
To read this report please go here.
Changes to the rubbish collection in Bar Hill
The Parish Council has just received a letter from the District Council informing us that, from the 1st September, the timing and frequency of the bin collections will be changed in order to save about 400,000 a year. To read this letter please go here.
Flooding in Bar Hill
On Friday 8th August 2014 the village experienced the heaviest fall of rain for the last 40 years. A significant area of the village was flooded and even Tesco's Superstore was forced to close. Cars were trapped, the A14 impassable for a short while, houses flooded. Here are some links to videos of the event:-
flood 1
Along the school path.
flood 1
Primary School flooding.
flood 1
Somewhere in Bar Hill.
flood 2
Tesco's car park drain.
The Parish Council is looking to see what, if anything, could mitigate the effects of this sort of event.
Bar Hill Wetland Project
For over a year now there has been work to implement a project to improve the Nature Reserve. The aim is to retain more water in the balancing lake in times of heavy rainfall whilst maintaining the environment. The project is well advanced and the Parish Council is investigating the funding of this project. To provide more information about about this project I plan created a page of information and I plan to keep a blog of pictures once the project is underway (hopefully later this year). To read the plan for this work look at
Wetland Project Brief July 2014 and Area of work and Design of Detention Basin Weir
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