Click on the link for the schedule of works from 1 – 15 September. Traffic lights in Bluntisham on Station Road on Friday 8th September for one day.
From 2nd September this route will now be run by Dews.
Click here to access the timetable to print or see below. Times are the same as previously.
The cutting of the parish hedges will start on Monday 4th September. Weather permitting the areas to be cut first will be the recreation area, dog walk, rear of Sumerling Way, the footpaths will be cut next. Work should be completed within the week and will be carried out by Huntingdonshire District Council.
Any problems please notify the clerk.
Click here to see the schedule of works.
Click here for full details.
As many of you know, in my County Councillor capacity, I have been working with officers to come up with an interim ‘rescue package’ for the 21 service which is due to be withdrawn on Sept 2nd. Passenger numbers are very low and Whippet has been running at a loss for some time. However I am aware that for the few who use it, it is a lifeline and some have no alternative.
We have, over a short time frame, tendered to replace the withdrawn services and analysed the cost. Some will require significant subsidy, including our 21 service. A report was considered by the Economy & Environment Committee this morning and I went along to speak in support of the 21 service.
This was successful and money will be diverted from a small transport fund to support a 21 service for up to 12 months. In the meantime a review will take place to consider how best to find a sustainable solution to carry such a small number of passengers, many of whom only travel on an ad hoc basis.
This means the 21 should carry on uninterrupted for the time being – albeit with a different operator.
Please feel free to share this information.
Steve Criswell (Cllr)
CCC Somersham & Earith Division
Chairman, Communities & Partnerships Committee
Morrisons St Ives construction update
Following the approval for a revised store design in February I am pleased to confirm that construction of the new Morrisons St Ives store will start within a few weeks.
The new store will create up to 200 new jobs for local people and include the popular Market Street where customers can watch a team of skilled bakers, butchers and fishmongers hand make foods fresh each day.
We expect the new store will open in early 2018 and will provide you with updates during the construction process.
In the meantime a statement, confirming our intention to start construction, will be issued to local media in the coming days.
If you have any questions please contact me on 0845 611 7185 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for the July newsletter regarding the A14 project. Hard copies are available to take in the village hall.
The Ouse Valley Way footpath has been passed onto Cambridgeshire County Council for maintenance which includes grass and hedge cutting. All Parish Council’s, who have sections of the footpath within their parish have agreed to do a monthly audit of their areas and report anything which is deemed unsafe and unacceptable. Please remember that this is a rural footpath located in open countryside and any maintenance is likely to reflect its location and setting. Unfortunately, it is likely that there will be litter, dog mess, fallen branches, overgrown weeds, etc but what we ask is for everyone who uses the footpath to pick up any litter as and when they find it and put into the bins provided and pick up after your dog. Then to report any fallen branches and maintenance required on overgrown areas either to the clerk or via cambs county council website www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk The path will be cut to the county’s schedule of works by a contractor twice a year. The first cut has just recently taken place and several areas have been passed back to the county as being unacceptable. To date we are waiting to hear if and when they will be put right. We have a volunteer who is carrying out a monthly audit of the footpath and are reporting this to Cambs County Council and the Ouse Valley Way footpaths team within HDC.
Let’s work together to keep this path clean and tidy.
Clerk – email@example.com
County Council – www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk
County Councillor – Cllr Steve Criswell – firstname.lastname@example.org
Just to keep you posted, the tree which has blown down in the recent winds on the recreation area near the Blasters pitches will be cut back and removed on Friday 16th June after 3pm.
Such a shame but the tree had some damage to it which weakened the branch so that when the wind and rain took hold it split.