Current News
Bar Hill Annual Parish Meeting
Thursday 12 May 2016 at 7.30pm in the Octagon Community Centre Click here to view the agenda

The May Litter Pick is on Saturday the 14th of May.
Not 12th May as published in the Bar Hill News
Meet at the Parish Council Office at 10.00am, you can pick up a litterpicker, bag, gloves if required and your Risk Assessment sheet

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(Updated 26th April 2016) Highways England A14 and M11 essential works
Click here for more information.

Hallmark Hotels Application
The application for planning permission has been delivered to SCDC and we have 21 days to comment. This time is from the receipt of the application notice. To comment you will need to visit the application - click on the picture to go to the application. Click here for overview.

Click the picture for a link to the full application

Works to repair the A428 Cambridge Road bridge
The A428 will have restricted lane widths to allow access to the embankment repairs east and westbound between the Madingley and Girton slip roads.
The westbound A428 lane and width restrictions will commence from the 7 of April for up to 10 weeks and the eastbound A428 lane and width restriction will commence once work on the westbound carriageway has been completed, earliest 25 April for up to 10 weeks. Click here for more details.

Flood Investigation Report for Bar Hill - August 2014
The Flood Investigation Report for the Bar Hill flood event in 2014 has just been published. I have put a copy on the website. Click here to read it

Dam Brook cleaned ready for the summer
The Parish council has had the banks of Dam Brook strimmed to remove most of the vegitation. I have taken photos of all of the brook and made them available with an image map. To look at them click on the map below which will open a new window and then follow the instructions.

NHS Health Checks service to residents of Cambridge
The Campaign Company are working with Cambridgeshire County Council to raise awareness of their NHS Health Checks service to residents of Cambridge and help them increase uptake. NHS Health Checks are free and are aimed at adults in England aged 40 to 74. They check your vascular or circulatory health and work out your risk of developing some of the most disabling but preventable illnesses. For the full information please click here

Topland Questions and Answers
We have received a Q&A from Topland answering some of the questions asked by residents. I have uploaded it as a PDF. Click here to read it.

Bar Hill Early History update
Last Friday, 22nd January 2016, We had a visit from Brian Falk one of the team that was instrumental in the original creation of Bar Hill.
Brian has passed to us a number of interesting documents and photos from the early days and I will make them available as soon as I can. This may take a little time as I need to digitise a lot of slides.
Brian has sent us a document that shows the growth of the village from the original 2,500 people to where we are today (4,500). Click here to view it.
I have copied the first set of 10 original drawings that were used to support the original planning proposal. Click here to view them.

20th Jan 2016 Northstowe Community Forum Notes
Click here to read them.

We have 3 vacancies for Parish Councillors
Due to the resignation of 3 of our existing councillors we need to elect or appoint 3 more. If you would like to take a more active hand in making Bar Hill a really good place to live please make the Parish Clerk aware of your interest (contact info on the Parish Council page). The official advert for the positions can be viewed by clicking here

Annual Pathfinder March
Royal Air Force Wyton will be holding the Annual Pathfinder March this year on Saturday 18th June 2016.
For more information please click here

Rubbish collection dates for Bar Hill
  • Weds. 16th Mar. green bin, blue bin.
  • Weds. 23rd Mar. black bin
  • Thur. 31st Mar. green bin, blue bin.
  • Weds. 6th Apr. black bin
  • Weds. 13th Apr. green bin, blue bin.
  • Weds. 20th Apr. black bin
  • Weds. 27th Apr. green bin, blue bin.
  • Thur. 5th May. black bin
  • Weds. 11th May. green bin, blue bin.
  • Weds. 18th May. black bin
  • Weds. 25th May. green bin, blue bin.
  • Thur. 2nd June. black bin
  • Weds. 8th June. green bin, blue bin.
  • Weds. 15th June. black bin
  • Weds. 22nd June. green bin, blue bin.
  • Weds. 29th June. black bin

    The second issue of the County Council's news for Parish Councils
    Click here

    A14 upgrade news
    I will report any interesting and relevent information about the upgrade and how it affects us
    Click here for the first report

    Main Surface Water Drain being Jet Washed
    The 600mm diameter pipe connecting the manhole at the corner of Hanover Housing to the start of the Saxon Way Ditch is currently (21st September)being jet washed to remove the build up of silt that is possibly the reason we are having a problem with the Hanover corner drain. Only time will tell but if anyone sees this drain overflowing please let me or someone on the parish council know.

    Hollytrees and Dam Brook flooding information
    An analysis has been done of Dam Brook and what, if anything, can be done to improve its ability to carry water through the village.
    A copy of this work has been sent to all the residents that have registered their email address with the Parish Council. If you haven't received a copy one can be downloaded by clicking here.

    Major maintenance of the village Drainage assets completed
    Bar Hill Parish Council has contracted ADC, a specialist drainage company, to bring all of the village surface water drainage assets up to a good standard. This work will be completed today, Friday 14th August 2015. To see what has been done and to discover more about the drainage of Bar Hill click on the picture or go to the Environment page.

    Proposed busway/cycleway between Cambourne and Cambridge
    For details click here

    Cambridge re-use Newsletter
    hike
    click image for details.

    Bar Hill village fete 2015
    The fete was a success and the weather, despite some gazibo challanging gusts of wind, was kind.
    I have put some pictures of the event on the Bar Hill Fete website
    If anyone has other pictures I would be pleased to add them to the site.

    English classes for speakers of other languages
    Full details added to the organisations page

    Cambridge County Councillor Lynda Harford's Report to parish councils
    click here to read a copy

    What Happened to our Website?
    Our website was suspended by the hosting company around 16th April. It is now back on line. The process was a complete nightmare due to the refusal of Simon Munford to communicate and the very poor support by the hosting company 123-reg.com. I am putting together a page that will highlight the problems and how we solved them. The page will also have a short history of the website.

    Bar Hill's defibrillator deployed
    On the Evening of Wednesday March 11th the Bar Hill defibrillator was deployed to the Fox pub in response to a collapse of a person with known heart problems. The unit was not used in the event as the heart didn't stop and CPR was not needed. The defibrillator was returned to the box the following evening.
    The week before the deployment the indicator light on the box failed. This light should show green when the defibrillator is in the box and red if it is not present. The failed PCB has now been replaced and if you are passing the Parish Council office please look to see if the light is green and email The Webmaster if it is red.

    Phone and Email Scams to be aware of
    There seems to be a new wave of these currently doing the rounds. We have just received an email from the local police regarding Job offer scams and I have added this to the phone and email scam page Go here for more information

    Community Lifeline Service
    The Community Lifeline Service provides a pendant alarm in your home which when pressed contacts a response centre so that help can be raised. Click here for more information.

    Balancing lake improvements.
    • Any overgrowth at the balancing lake will be cut back (Just started).
    • The stream culverts will be cleaned out.
    • Any loose debris or blockages close to the bridges will be removed.
    I have put together a page of information about this project
    The Slot Weir is now completed and I have taken some pictures. Latest update 28th November

    I will flag any new additions to the page of flood information as I get them.
    Some new photos added 4th November. You can find the page here
    The environment Agency has tools on its website to enable any one to create a flood plan for their own residence. To access the template go 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 spread thinner
    There have been some changes within the local policing team which will take immediate effect. In addition to Girton, Bar Hill, Dry Drayton, Lolworth and Boxworth, Elsworth, knapwell, Connington and Gravely have been added.
    For a description of the powers of the Police Community Support Officer click 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.

    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.
    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.