Current News

John Reynolds R.I.P.
John Reynolds

Further to the very sad news of County Councillor John Reynolds’ death, please note that there is to be a Thanksgiving Service on Friday 19 December 2014 at 12.15 pm at Bar Hill Church which all are welcome to attend.
click on the picture for a page about John.

newNews 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.

Rubbish collection dates for Bar Hill
NOTE: There are green bin collections in January, February and March, see dates below
  • 24th December, 2014 black bin
  •  7th January, 2015 green bin, blue bin and paper caddy
  • 14th January, 2015 black bin
  • 21st January, 2015 blue bin and paper caddy
  • 28th January, 2015 black bin
  •  4th February, 2015 Green bin, blue bin and paper caddy
  • 11th February, 2015 black bin
  • 18th February, 2015 blue bin and paper caddy
  • 25th February, 2015 black bin
  •  4th March, 2015 Green bin, blue bin and paper caddy

Wildlife Conservation Day Sunday 22nd February 2015
Meet 10:30 at the Bar Hill Village Hall. SCDC and the Parish Council will be working with the Cambridge Conservation Volunteers again to continue last year’s management of the habitats in the balancing pond nature reserve. We will continue coppice work in the area along the stream and in the balancing pond if needed. You are welcome to join in for either the whole day or just part of it. Children under 14 should be accompanied by adults. Please wear wellies or strong boots and bring gardening gloves if you have them. Tools can be provided. If you intend to stay for the whole day please bring a packed lunch. If you have any further question please contact Rob Mungovan, SCDC Ecology Officer on 01954 713402.

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

Rheebridge Open Art Exhibition at Swavesey Village College
Go here for details.

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

Major road works on the A14
The Parish Council has received a letter regarding the coming major repairs to the A14. Some houses have already received a letter and a pass from Amey (the contractors for this work). The text of the letter can be read 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

2 County Reports September 2014 from Councillor John Reynolds
Please click here to download a PDF copy of the first report.
Please click here to download a PDF copy of the second report

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.

County Report August 30th 2014 from Councillor John Reynolds
To read this report please go here.

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