Current News

More information added to the page of information about the flood.
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Major road works on the A14
The Parish Council has received a letter regarding the coming major repairs to the A14. Some houses have already received a letter and a pass from Amey (the contractors for this work). The text of the letter can be read here

Eastern Region Big Energy Saving Week Events
There is lots of activity coming up for Big Energy Saving Week 2014 (20 - 24 October). See if any of the events are near you and come along. Big Energy Saving Week aims to raise awareness around how to save on energy costs and on increasing energy efficiency.
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Vacancy for a Parish Clerk
Our current Parish Clerk, Leigh Baffa, is leaving us after many years of excellent service. There is a pdf copy of the job advert and details of how to apply 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 to be reduced!!
We have received the following email from our "local" Police Community Support Officer:-
Dear All, There have been some changes within the local policing team which will take immediate effect. In additional to my existing area (Girton, Bar Hill, Dry Drayton, Lolworth and Boxworth), I will now also be covering, Elsworth, knapwell, Connington and Gravely. If you have any issues that (you) would like to discuss in your village, please contact me:
For a description of the powers of the Police Community Support Officer click here

A Meeting to Discuss the Flooding in Bar Hill
This meeting will take place on 23rd October at 7:00pm in the church. Some experts have been invited and I will add their details as I get them. Currently the South Cambridgeshire Drainage Officer, Ecological Officer and a representative from the Cambridge County Council will attend.
One thing that we (The Parish Council) need is a better dataset of the event. We know that around 70 homes were flooded. What I think that we need is to be able to mark on the map of the village which homes, how deep and where the water came from. It is only by having this sort of data that we can plan how to mitigate something like this in the future.
I am building a page of information 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

Tesco reopening of refurbished store
tesco On Monday 1st September the Parish Council was invited to attend the small ceremony to mark the end of the refurbishment of the Bar Hill store. We were made very welcome and joined them in a class of bubbly and a slice of cake.
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.
Passengers pay the driver 30p. per mile on the day of travel and there is a minimum charge of 3.00
A coordinator is needed in Bar Hill . Using the scheme's mobile phone, the co-ordinator will receive a call from anyone requiring a journey and then contact a driver.
Car drivers are also needed. They use their own cars and receive the above mileage allowance.
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.

Changes to the rubbish collection in Bar Hill
From the 1st September, the timing and frequency of the bin collections in Bar Hill will be changed.
For more information please go here.

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 to create 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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