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Trying to contact Robert Alvin
His cousin Lisa Norris ne Roper needs to contact him urgently regarding a family matter. If anyone knows him please tell him and/or tell the Parish Council Clerk.
Phone No: 01954 780456
Thanks Webmaster

July's Bar Hill News
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There will be a pickup of unwanted electrical items on the 21st July
More Details to follow

HEIDI ALLEN MP
Will be holding a surgery in the Tesco Community Room on Saturday 9th July from 10.30am–12.30pm.
No appointment is necessary to see her. 
Please do come along.
Your South Cambs District Councillors Bunty Waters and Roger Hall, and County Councillor Lynda Harford will also be there.
Contact 07734 690580 if you have any questions.

Bat spotted in tree behind Hanover Housing
One of the drainage engineers spotted this and I took a picture as it climbed higher up the tree. It didn't look to be in any distress and If anyone knows what type of bat it is please email the webmaster. Click here for a picture of the bat.

Hanover corner drain update 09/06/16
Further work is being done on the link between the Hanover Corner drain and the Saxonway ditch. Today a major obstacle was found in the pipe about half way along the path behind Hanover Housing. This is a pipe bung probably left from the original construction of the Bar Hill drainage system back in the 70s. As it is a 15" (375mm) unit it was probably in the pipe that runs alongside the spine path taking the water from Pheasant Rise and all the houses down to Hanover housing.

Hanover corner drain

We are currently trying to sort out the surfacewater drain on the spine path by the corner of Hanover housing. This drain has been a source of problems for some years and has been replaced 5 times in the last 3 years. We had hoped that the major works we did to the drainage infrastructure in 2015 and especially the cleaning and reprofiling of the Saxon Way ditch (it is where the water goes) would provide a permanent solution to the problem. Anglia Water had the pipe between the drain and the ditch pressure washed in September 2015 but it now seems that this was not well done. The current work is more comprehensive and had found a significant blockage caused by willow roots filling the pipe with a root ball. This has now been cut away and by now I expect that the whole pipe will have been inspected with a camera

We have one vacancy for a Parish Councillor
If you would like to take a more active hand in making Bar Hill a really good place to live please make the Parish Clerk aware of your interest (contact info on the Parish Council page). The official advert for the positions can be viewed by clicking here

A14 upgrade approved
So work can now start although it will be a little while before we see any action. Click here to view the letter

(Updated 10th May 2016) Highways England A14 and M11 essential works
Click here for more information.

Works to repair the A428 Cambridge Road bridge
The A428 will have restricted lane widths to allow access to the embankment repairs east and westbound between the Madingley and Girton slip roads.
The westbound A428 lane and width restrictions will commence from the 7 of April for up to 10 weeks and the eastbound A428 lane and width restriction will commence once work on the westbound carriageway has been completed, earliest 25 April for up to 10 weeks. Click here for more details.

Flood Investigation Report for Bar Hill - August 2014
The Flood Investigation Report for the Bar Hill flood event in 2014 has just been published. I have put a copy on the website. Click here to read it

Dam Brook cleaned ready for the summer
The Parish council has had the banks of Dam Brook strimmed to remove most of the vegitation. I have taken photos of all of the brook and made them available with an image map. To look at them click on the map below which will open a new window and then follow the instructions.

NHS Health Checks service to residents of Cambridge
The Campaign Company are working with Cambridgeshire County Council to raise awareness of their NHS Health Checks service to residents of Cambridge and help them increase uptake. NHS Health Checks are free and are aimed at adults in England aged 40 to 74. They check your vascular or circulatory health and work out your risk of developing some of the most disabling – but preventable – illnesses. For the full information please click here

Bar Hill Early History update
Last Friday, 22nd January 2016, We had a visit from Brian Falk one of the team that was instrumental in the original creation of Bar Hill.
Brian has passed to us a number of interesting documents and photos from the early days and I will make them available as soon as I can. This may take a little time as I need to digitise a lot of slides.
Brian has sent us a document that shows the growth of the village from the original 2,500 people to where we are today (4,500). Click here to view it.
I have copied the first set of 10 original drawings that were used to support the original planning proposal. Click here to view them.

Rubbish collection dates for Bar Hill
  • Weds. 22nd June. green bin, blue bin.
  • Weds. 29th June. black bin
  • Weds. 6th July. green and blue bins
  • Weds. 13th July. black bin
  • Weds. 20th July. green and blue bins
  • Weds. 27th July. black bin
  • Weds. 3rd Aug. green and blue bins
  • Weds. 10th Aug. black bin
  • Weds. 17th Aug. green and blue bins
  • Weds. 24th Aug. black bin
  • Weds. 1st Sept. green and blue bins
  • Weds. 7th Sept. black bin
  • Weds. 14th Sept. green and blue bins
  • Weds. 21st Sept. black bin
  • Weds. 28th Sept. green and blue bins

    Major maintenance of the village Drainage assets completed
    Bar Hill Parish Council has contracted ADC, a specialist drainage company, to bring all of the village surface water drainage assets up to a good standard. This work will be completed today, Friday 14th August 2015. To see what has been done and to discover more about the drainage of Bar Hill click on the picture or go to the Environment page.

    Proposed busway/cycleway between Cambourne and Cambridge
    For details click here

    Cambridge re-use Newsletter
    hike
    click image for details.

    Bar Hill village fete 2015
    The fete was a success and the weather, despite some gazibo challanging gusts of wind, was kind.
    I have put some pictures of the event on the Bar Hill Fete website
    If anyone has other pictures I would be pleased to add them to the site.

    English classes for speakers of other languages
    Full details added to the organisations page

    Bar Hill's defibrillator deployed
    On the Evening of Wednesday March 11th the Bar Hill defibrillator was deployed to the Fox pub in response to a collapse of a person with known heart problems. The unit was not used in the event as the heart didn't stop and CPR was not needed. The defibrillator was returned to the box the following evening.
    The week before the deployment the indicator light on the box failed. This light should show green when the defibrillator is in the box and red if it is not present. The failed PCB has now been replaced and if you are passing the Parish Council office please look to see if the light is green and email The Webmaster if it is red.

    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.

    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

    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.

    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