Current News

newTools stolen from Ford Transit vans in the area
More information here

newUrgent scam warning - do not attempt to down load the Tesco Free Voucher
If you receive an email offering you a Tesco free voucher do not open the attachment. I believe that this is a scam/attempt to compromise your computer. It is not from Tesco. I have checked on the contents of this attachment and it will send you to a website that is likely to hijack your computer or email account. just delete it unread!!!

Fun Spanish classes for children.
Preschool & Parent classes suitable for children from 18 months – 4 years.
More information on the organisations page here

Residence Association Litter Picking Day
The Spring litter picking day will be on Saturday the 25th April. Meet at the Parish Council office at 10am.

Phone and Email Scams to be aware of
There seems to be a new wave of these currently doing the rounds. We have just received an email from the local police regarding Job offer scams and I have added this to the phone and email scam page Go here for more information

South Cambs Police investigate potential exploitation at A14 car wash
To read more go here

Rubbish collection dates for Bar Hill
NOTE: There are green bin collections in January, February and March, see dates below
  • Weds. 18th February, 2015 blue bin and paper caddy
  • Weds. 25th February, 2015 black bin
  • Weds.  4th March, 2015 Green bin, blue bin and paper caddy
  • Weds. 11 March, 2015 black bin
  • Weds. 18 March, 2015 green bin, blue bin, paper caddy
  • Weds. 25 March, 2015 black bin
  • Weds.  1st April, 2015 blue bin and paper caddy
Message from Bujar Mani (Police , PCSO, South Cambridgeshire - Histon)
Dear All,
During the night hours of the 12th January and the 13th January, there have been 9 reports of garage breakings in the village.
  • 2x in Appletrees
  • 1x in Hollytrees
  • 6x in The Spinney
  • Please be extra vigilant and report and suspicious activity you may come across via 101.

    Interactive Crime Prevention 02/01/2015
    Message from Gareth Tanner (Police, Constable, South Cambridgeshire - Histon)
    2015 is here, and we want your new year's resolution to be to make your home safer. So, here's some more crime prevention tools for you! There is an interactive page on the Cambridgeshire Constabulary website that I'm sure you will find useful.

    Read a bit about it or Visit the interactive page here:

    John Reynolds R.I.P.
    Click here for a page about John.

    News letter 2 regarding the flooding of Bar Hill
    A pdf copy of the newsletter can be viewed or downloaded here

    Community Lifeline Service
    The Community Lifeline Service provides a pendant alarm in your home which when pressed contacts a response centre so that help can be raised. Click here for more information.

    Wildlife Conservation Day Sunday 22nd February 2015
    Meet 10:30 at the Bar Hill Village Hall. SCDC and the Parish Council will be working with the Cambridge Conservation Volunteers again to continue last year’s management of the habitats in the balancing pond nature reserve. We will continue coppice work in the area along the stream and in the balancing pond if needed. You are welcome to join in for either the whole day or just part of it. Children under 14 should be accompanied by adults. Please wear wellies or strong boots and bring gardening gloves if you have them. Tools can be provided. If you intend to stay for the whole day please bring a packed lunch. If you have any further question please contact Rob Mungovan, SCDC Ecology Officer on 01954 713402.

    Balancing lake improvements.
    • Any overgrowth at the balancing lake will be cut back (Just started).
    • The stream culverts will be cleaned out.
    • Any loose debris or blockages close to the bridges will be removed.
    I have put together a page of information about this project
    The Slot Weir is now completed and I have taken some pictures. Latest update 28th November

    I will flag any new additions to the page of flood information as I get them.
    Some new photos added 4th November. You can find the page here
    The environment Agency has tools on its website to enable any one to create a flood plan for their own residence. To access the template go Here

    New community singing event
    A choir for anyone suffering from Alzheimer's, or anybody who merely enjoys singing is being formed.
    Sing-a-longs will take place in the Village Hall each Monday from 13th October between 1 and 3 p.m.
    This follows a similar project in Fulbourn which currently attracts over 30 singers.

    Local police presence spread thinner
    There have been some changes within the local policing team which will take immediate effect. In addition to Girton, Bar Hill, Dry Drayton, Lolworth and Boxworth, Elsworth, knapwell, Connington and Gravely have been added.
    For a description of the powers of the Police Community Support Officer click here

    Community Automated External Defibrillator
    defib2 A Community Automated External Defibrillator has been installed on the Parish Council office wall. This device is available all day every day, is very simple to use by untrained people and is fully automated. If you want more information about this please email the webmaster or phone the Parish Council Office
    There is a page of information giving more information about this here.

    Anthony Mitchell has put together a useful fact sheet
    To see it please click here. or click here to download a PDF copy

    2 County Reports September 2014 from Councillor John Reynolds
    Please click here to download a PDF copy of the first report.
    Please click here to download a PDF copy of the second report

    Bar Hill Community Car Scheme
    The Community Car Scheme provides door-to-door transport for people who do not have the use of a car. Volunteer drivers use their own cars and are DBS checked and fully insured.
    For more information please go here

    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.

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