Current News
newAnnual Parish Council Meeting May 21st at 7:00pm
In the Parish Council office click here for the agenda

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

A vintage & brocante fair is being held on the 28th June at Over Community Centre.
See here for more information. and Here to find out what a brocante fair is.

Secondary school provision in Northstowe - meeting Tuesday 9th June
The team at Swavesey Village College and Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT) would like to invite all local residents, particularly those with children in years 3 and below, to attend a keeping-in-touch meeting about secondary school provision in Northstowe. The meeting will take place at Hatton Park Primary School at 7pm on Tuesday 9th June.
The decision on the Phase Two plans for Northstowe have been delayed until July, and we would like to touch base and keep you in the loop as to our ongoing discussions with the County Council, Northstowe delivery team and developers. There will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions and share your views on the shape of things to come.
We look forward to seeing you there,

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 Parish Clerk
We have now made an offer, had it accepted and Sue Bell will be starting on the 11th of May
More information to follow.
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.

St John's Hospice Moggerhanger Starlight Hike 12 September 2015
Click the picture for more information.
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Over Players Present Fiddler on the Roof
Click the picture for more information
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Bar Hill Primary School Fun Day
On 5th June 3pm to 6:30pm. Click the logo for the full information.
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Rubbish collection dates for Bar Hill
Note the Thursday collection
  • Weds. 20th May, 2015 black bin
  • Thurs. 28th May green bin, blue bin etc.
  • Weds. 3rd June, 2015 black bins
  • Weds. 10th June green bin, blue bin etc.
  • Weds. 17th June, 2015 black bins
  • Weds. 24th June green bin, blue bin etc.

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

News letter 2 regarding the flooding of Bar Hill
A pdf copy of the newsletter can be viewed or downloaded here

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.

Anthony Mitchell has put together a useful fact sheet
To see it please click here. or click here to download a PDF copy

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.

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