East West Rail Consultation: ends 9 June 2021

East West Rail (EWRail) have started their non-statutory consultation and the preferred routes will have a significant effect on the top part of Highfields  Caldecote. They have managed to find a way through from a proposed station (Cambourne North) on the other side of the A428 and a sliver of land at the top of Highfields to the West of the BP garage. with the proposed route running at a height of some 10 metres above what is already one of the highest points in  this area.

Documents and maps can be found here https://eastwestrail.co.uk/consultation

The main document is 21MB long.

https://eastwestrail-production.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/public/EAS060_ConDoc_310321_Digital_MASTER-1.pdf

(Hard copies of the documents and forms can be ordered from here https://ewr-ws.apsmos.com/ArticleOverview.html?sp=Sconsultationinformation)

Please see the East West Rail page for further information current updates and our assessment of the proposed routes.

Notice of Emergency Road Closure, Main Street

The County of Cambridgeshire

Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984 – Section 14(2) as amended by the Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991
(Temporary Prohibition of Through Traffic)

Notice 2021/339

The County of Cambridgeshire hereby gives notice that from 11:30hrs on 16 February 2021 no vehicle shall proceed along Main Street, Kingston and Caldecote as lies between Manor Farm and the B1046.

Access will be maintained to properties affected by this Order.

The alternative route for vehicles is via Highfields Road – St Neots Road – St Neots Road, Bourn – St Neots Road, Knapwell – Broadway, Bourn – Alms Hill – High Street – Gills Hill – B1046 and vice versa.

This Notice is made in the interest of safety because of emergency burst sewer repair works and will remain effective whilst there is a risk of public danger but not for more than 21 days.

It is anticipated that these works will take place between 16 February and 26 February 2021.

The Notice shall not apply to any persons lawfully engaged in connection with any works for which it is made, any member of the Police Force, Fire and Rescue Service, Ambulance Service, a vehicle being used by Special Forces during the execution of their duties or to any person acting with the permission or upon the direction of a Police Officer in uniform.

Steven Cox, Executive Director, Place and Economy, Shire Hall, Castle Hill, Cambridge CB3 0AP
16 February 2021
21/339

Notice of Temporary Road Closure, Highfields Road

NOTICE is given that Cambridgeshire County Council has made an Order pursuant to the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended by the Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991, the effect of which is to stop any vehicle from proceeding along Highfields Road, Caldecote as lies between numbers 20 and 30.

Access will be maintained to properties affected by this order.

The alternative route for vehicles is via St Neots Road – St Neots Road, Bourn – St Neots Road, Knapwell – Broadway, Bourn – Alms Hill – High Street – Gills Hill – B1046 – Main Street, Kingston – Main Street, Caldecote and vice versa. (see this map for more information)

The Order is made to facilitate new electrical connection works which are being carried out on or near this highway and it will come into operation on 29 March 2021 and continue until these works have finished or on the 28 September 2022 whichever is the earlier.

It is anticipated that these works will be carried out between 29 March and 1 April 2021.

The Order shall not apply to any persons lawfully engaged in connection with any works for which it is made, any member of the Police Force, Fire and Rescue Service, Ambulance Service, a vehicle being used by Special Forces during the execution of their duties or to any person acting with the permission or upon the direction of a Police Officer in uniform.

Steven Cox, Executive Director, Place and Economy, Shire Hall, Castle Hill, Cambridge CB3 0AP
Wednesday 24 February 2021

Introducing your new Community Warden

 

 

 

 

Hello my name is Paula Rowley and I would like to introduce myself as the new Community Warden for Papworth, Hardwick, Caldecote, Comberton, Toft, Bourn and Wimpole. Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have been delivering these schemes for 27 years and with the funding support from South Cambridgeshire District Council we are pleased to be in a position to expand the scheme to those living within the above mentioned villages.

I have worked in the health and social care sector in the local area for 22 years and have extensive experience and knowledge of supporting older people in the community.

The Community warden service assists adults over 60 to continue to live independently and safely at home by providing daily contact (Monday to Friday) and support by a personal visit (COVID19 compliant) or a telephone call to ensure a sense of security and wellbeing. We can help you on a long or short term basis depending on your needs and wishes. An example of some of the things I can do to help you are;

  • Doing small amounts of shopping
  • Collecting prescriptions
  • Reading post and making phone calls on your behalf
  • Spend time with you to have a chat
  • Listen to any concerns and help you find a solution

You will receive a 2 week FREE trial and after that we ask for a small charge of £9 per week for a single person and £11 per week for a couple. Below are some quotes from people that use our service.

“During Isolation the telephone call and chat is a lifeline in such worrying times.”

“That phone call every day to check on me gives me such a great deal of security. You can’t believe what a phone call can mean at my age”

Photograph of Community WardenIf you are interested and would like to know more, I would love to hear from you. Please call me on  07812495997

 

 

 

Play Area Refurbishment: Update and Plans

The contractors will now be commencing work on Furlong Way Park on Monday 7th December.

WE RESPECTFULLY ASK THAT NO ONE USES THE PARK UNTIL THE WORK IS COMPLETED.

Parking in the car park next to the park will not be possible during the installation.

The picture below shows the equipment that will be installed. The work is taking place in two phases:

  • Phase 1 (left side of picture): work will start on Monday 7th December and take approximately 3 weeks.
  • Phase 2 (right side of picture): we hope to complete this by the summer of 2022.

 

 

Notice of conclusion of audit

Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2020

The audit of accounts for Caldecote Parish Council for the year ended 31 March 2020 has been completed and the accounts have been published.

The Annual Governance & Accountability Return is available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of Caldecote Parish Council on application to:

Alan Melton (Clerk and RFO)

parishclerk@caldecote.gov.uk

0777 153 4093

between 10.00am and 1pm

Copies will be provided to any person on payment of £1 for each copy of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return.

Announcement made by:  Alan Melton (Clerk and RFO)

Date of announcement: 30th November 2020

Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2019-2020

External Auditors Report and Certificate 2019-2020

Please note that the information requested in the external auditors report has been sent and acknowledged.

Bourn Airfield Planning Update

The Bourn Airfield planning application will be decided by a planning committee from South Cambs District Council on Friday 18th December.

As your Parish Council, we have a set amount of time to put any points of view across.

Currently, our major concerns are

1.No buildings of any sort in the field to the right-hand side of Highfields Road on entry into the village.

2. The amount of traffic that will be using the roundabout onto the old A428 and what improvements will be made to stop traffic exiting Bourn Airfield and travelling down through the village.
3. The boundary between Bourn Airfield and the properties on West Drive, this is currently the rear of the private gardens on West Drive.
4. Footpath access into Bourn Airfield at various points throughout the village.

Your Parish Council and District Councillor would like to hear any other views or concerns you may have regarding this development.

These points will be discussed in the Caldecote Parish Council meeting on Thursday, December 3rd.

Please could you email your concerns to

Helen Cartwright- Chair of Parish Council cllr.cartwright@caldecote.gov.uk,
Cllr Tumi Hawkins your District Councillor cllr.hawkins@scambs.gov.uk or
Alan Melton Caldecote Parish Clerk – parishclerk@caldecote.gov.uk

Thank you for your input

Cambridgeshire Handyperson Service

AgeUK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough provide a Handyperson Service to assist older people and adults with a disability living in Cambridgeshire. The service covers small jobs such as putting up shelves or curtain poles, building flat pack furniture, replacing toilet seats and changing light bulbs.

The cost is £30 per hour plus materials.

The Handyperson service can be contacted on 01480 700205 between 9am and 4.30pm or emailed at chp@ageukcap.org.uk

Green Homes Grant Scheme

Government funding is now available to help homeowners and residential landlords make homes more energy efficient. This could help to pay for improvements including insulating your home to reduce your energy use or installing low-carbon heating to lower the amount of carbon dioxide your home produces. The grant could cover from to two thirds to the full cost of improvements, from £5000 to £10,000 depending on your circumstances.

Find out if you are eligible at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-the-green-homes-grant-scheme.