Current News
A14 Closures dates and Alternative Routes Wednesday 18th October 2017 to Sunday 29th October 2017
I am on the list to receive updated closure information. I will post it here as soon as I get it.

Click on the map for PDF file & directions.
Click here to see the details updated 2nd October.
Day time & Night time Lane and Slip Road Closures
Wednesday 18th October 2017 to Sunday 29th October 2017
Approximate hours
Day time = 09:30 to 15:30
Night time = 20:00hrs to 06:00hrs
EB = East Bound = towards Cambridge
WB = West Bound = towards Huntington

The official diversion routes must follow A roads as they are to be used by heavy goods vehicles. These routes will be much longer than the routes using local roads. If you are a 'local' you will already know the routes you can use but for the more recent residents I have produced this map and directions. This set of directions is unofficial but I have lived in this area for 70 years and is my best advice.

November Bar Hill News
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More pain on the A14
Click here for details of more carriageway closures
And here for an update and a letter to help you back to Bar Hill through the works


Click on the image for more info or click here to go to the website and register

Confirmed changes to bin collections

Click on the picture for more information.

A14 Drone Videos of the Work in Progress
These videos are by Jonathan Tracey and are on YouTube. Linked for easy access. just click the date.
28th Sept 2017(Bar Hill). 27th Sept 2017(Girton). 27th Sept 2017(Swavesey). 30th June 2017(Bar Hill). 26th June 2017(Swavesey). 5th June 2017(Northstowe). 19 May 2017. 19 May 2017. 19 Apr 2017.
18 Apr 2017. 16 Apr 2017. 3 Apr 2017 (2). 3 Apr 2017. 24 Mar 2017. 21 Feb 2017.

New Play Park Now Officially Open
This facility is aimed at the young people of Bar Hill i.e. the 11 to 15 year olds. It seems to popular and has been in use whenever I pass by.
The Parish council had a well attended meeting (30+ young people) to identify their needs and it does look like this was a success.
There are a couple of things still to complete. The tarmac area in front of the goal unit is still to be laid and we need to get some rubbish bins located nearby. It would be also be good to get Wi-Fi to the hangout unit and probably not too expensive.
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Proposal To Dispose Of Land .
The Parish Council has been approached by a commercial organisation with a request to purchase some land at the front of the village.
The land is wanted for retail development and the Parish Council is gathering information to assess how to respond.
There is a legal requirement for the Parish Council to publicise this request and consult on any decision.
Click here to view the notice

Responsible Finance Officer Vacancy
Applications are invited for the post of Responsible Finance Officer to be responsible for all financial records of the Council and undertake the careful administration of its finances.
For more information click here Or phone the Bar Hill Parish Council office on 01954 780456.

Vacancy on the Bar Hill Parish Council
Click here to view the notice

Click here to view Highways England's fly-through of the completed project

Rubbish collection dates for Bar Hill
  • Friday 7th sept black bin
  • Thurs 14th Sept. green and blue bins
  • Thurs 21st Sept. black bin
  • Thurs 28th Sept. green and blue bins
  • Thurs 5th Oct. black bin
  • Thurs 12th Oct. green and blue bins
  • Thurs 19th Oct. black bin
  • Thurs 26th Oct. green and blue bins
  • Thurs 2nd Nov. black bin
  • Thurs 9th. Nov. green and blue bins
  • Thurs 16th Nov. black bin
  • Thurs 23rd Nov. green and blue bins
  • Thurs 30th Nov. black bin
  • Thurs 7th Dec. green and blue bins
  • Thurs 14th Dec. black bin
  • Thurs tbd. green and blue bins

National Power Cut Phone Line.

Click on the picture for the full details,or find more information on the website:

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

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.

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.

Community Automated External Defibrillator
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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