Bar Hill Website 2014
The whole website is being updated to try to make it useful to the whole village. Any suggestions would be gratefully received
Current News
On Friday 8th August 2014 the village experienced the heaviest fall of rain that had been experienced in 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.
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Primary School flooding.
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Somewhere in Bar Hill.
flood 1
Flooded A428.
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Inside Tesco's Superstore.
flood 2
Tesco's car park drain.

I have lived in this area for nearly 70 years and have never seen rain like we had on that Friday. The Parish Council is looking to see what, if anything, could be put in place to 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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