MEETING CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF NUMBERS. RE-SCHEDULED DATE TO FOLLOW ASAP. 12.2.18
The next HMC meeting is scheduled for Monday 12th February. The meeting will start at the later time of 8.30pm due to the extraordinary PC meeting being held from 8.00 – 8.30pm.
Click here to access the agenda.
Click here to view the article advising of the road closures to Needingworth Road, Bluntisham. The key dates are:
12, 14, 23 March
when the road will be closed overnight to passing traffic, local traffic will still be given access where possible.
The next parish council meeting is to be held on Wednesday 7th February.
The meeting starts at 8pm.
Click here to access the full agenda.
Click here to view the works schedule for Huntingdonshire from 1 – 15th February.
On behalf of Bluntisham Parish Council I would like to update you on the actions the parish council has undertaken this week, in relation to the local plan.
The Parish Council submitted their concerns on the changes to the local plan status, click here, to the MP, Secretary of State and HDC on Tuesday 23th January along with 132 signed objection letters from parishioners in support of the parish council.
A letter from HDC has been received, click here, and a personal phone call from the MP’s PA has also been received. The MPs PA confirmed that a written response will be sent to the parish council by the end of next week and that a further letter has been sent from the MP to the Leader of HDC. She also advised that all those people who supported the parish council will receive a response from the MP next week.
This website will be kept updated with regular updates on the status of the local plan, and any correspondence received.
A big thank you to everyone who took the time to read the information sent by the parish council, and who responded within the tight timescales.
Non-emergency situations can now be reported to the police online if people would rather do so than call 101.
In October last year Cambridgeshire Constabulary re-launched their website with added functionality to report non-emergencies via specially designed forms or a live webchat. The live webchat option enables people to communicate directly with a member of staff in the control room, just as would be the case when calling 101. Online forms are processed in the same way as a call and the person reporting can expect a response within 24 hours.
Due to the high level of demand there are often queues when calling 101. Reporting online is quick, easy and free of charge.
Superintendent James Sutherland said: “In the digital age people are doing more and more online. I’m pleased that our website now has increased capability to allow people to contact us in this way. “The system went through a thorough testing process and has been used successfully thousands of times since being introduced. “Feedback from a recent survey suggested that some people wanted to communicate directly with a person rather than submitting an online form. The webchat function allows people to do exactly that. “Reports submitted online are treated in the same way as when people call 101 and will receive the same outcome.”
To view the online reporting section of the constabulary’s website visit www.cambs.police.uk/report/.
The live webchat function is available by clicking on the green icon on the bottom right of the page.
To view the submission to HDC in relation to the proposed changes to the local plan can be found here.
Any questions please speak to me or a member of your parish council.
Bluntisham Highway Schemes 2018
Frequently Asked Questions
When will the road be closed?
The road will be closed overnight only between 8:30pm and 6:00am. The road will be open during
the day for traffic.
I live on Station Road/Rectory Road in Bluntisham how can I get access during the road closure?
Our contractors will allow you access to and from your property. Depending on where the works are
at the time, you may be escorted through the work to ensure both yours and our workforce’s safety.
Please be advised if material has just been laid you may experience a wait.
I live in Bluntisham but not on Station Road/Rectory Road, how can I get access during the road
Where possible our contractors will allow access to residents of Bluntisham however, we advise
residents to enter and exit Bluntisham via other roads as you may have to wait if material has just
I don’t live in Bluntisham, where do I go when the road is closed?
There will be a fully signed diversion route in place. The plans for the diversion routes can be found
here on www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/bluntisham-earith-cycleway (this will be available from 16.1.18)
I have an important delivery arriving during the road closure hours, will they be allowed through?
Yes, as long as the driver explains they are delivering to a resident in Bluntisham then our
contractors will let them through when it is safe to do so.
Will there be a lot of noise during these works?
There will be some noise, but where possible noise will be kept to a minimum. Our contractors will
ensure the noisiest machinery is not being used after midnight, when possible.
There are TV/fibre optic cables in the verge outside my house, are these going to be in the way of
No, all utilities have been picked up as part of the design. Everything will be marked on site and trial
holes will be dug before work starts.
My access is in poor condition, will you resurface it when you widen the footway?
Where possible and if required, we will be resurfacing accesses along the cycleway route up to the
Will I be able to get out of my driveway when you are building the cycleway outside my house?
Yes, our contractors will ensure all accesses remain clear. When resurfacing work is due to take place
directly outside your property the contractors will liaise directly with you to make sure you are
What times will they be working during the day?
Working on site will generally take place between 8:00am and 6:00pm.
What times will the temporary traffic lights be in place each day?
At times there will be traffic lights in place 24/7 due to sections of the footway being closed and a
temporary one being set up on the road. These sections will be kept as short as possible to keep
disruption to a minimum. Our contractors will be manually controlling the traffic lights during the
When the traffic lights are not required to be in place 24/7 they will be used between 8:00am and
Click here for plan showing maintenance/works Footpath – road closures plan 1
Click here for plan showing speed limits to new areas Bluntisham – Earith speed limits
The draft minutes from the full council meeting held on Wednesday 3rd January are now available to view.
Click here to access.
Any questions please contact the clerk.