Courier Mail – IMPORTANT

October 28, 2013 by  
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If you are getting this via the Courier email list this will be the last such mail that you will be getting.  The Parish Council is changing it's website, and because the Courier site is no longer being maintained we can't update it to continue to send these mails


To continue to get these updates (and the latest ones have included news of the 30mph limit north of the Green, news of the public meeting on the 4th) go to and sign up (bottom right of the page) to get updates


Histon and Impington Fireworks Extravaganza 2013

October 19, 2013 by  
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This year's Firework Extravaganza will be held on Saturday 9 November at Impington Village College.Fireworks 2013

Gates open at 6pm with the fireworks at 7pm. There will be a BBQ and hog roast run by David Robinson with a range of hot drinks, cakes available too. Plus a small fairground to keep young children amused.

Advance tickets are available now from Tucker Gardner, Jane's Frames, the Chop Shop and Station Stores. Advance tickets are cheaper and you'll avoid queues on the night.

We're grateful to our lead sponsor, Tucker Gardner, and the sponsorship and support of Limetree, Precedence, Bellway The Red Lion and Enterprise Hire.

The show is one of the most exciting in the region, and raises money for the three schools in the village, so come along on 9 November and enjoy a local, family-friendly show.

Solutions for independent living

September 29, 2013 by  
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If you have problems with everyday tasks, or if you care for someone who does, and want to find out about the advice and support that is available to help you to stay independent, safe and well, NRS Healthcare's mobile demonstration unit provides advice and information about:

  • equipment and aids to help with daily living
  • assistive technology resources
  • adult social care support
  • health information available from your library.
NRS is contracted by the County Council to provide the Integrated Community Equipment Service (ICES). Their custom built mobile demonstration and assessment unit will be visiting Shire Hall, Cambridge on Tuesday 12th November from 10am to 4pm, when you will have the opportunity to speak to the fully trained driver who can offer advice as a trusted trained assessor. You will also be able to find out about the information and advice available from the County Council to enable you to stay independent, safe and well.

If you have any unwanted equipment you will also be able to return this by bringing it along and dropping it off at the mobile demonstration unit as part of an 'Equipment Amnesty'.

Anyone interested in finding out about solutions to help with daily living but unable to visit the mobile demonstration unit can also find information by:
  • visiting Your Life, Your Choice Cambridgeshire's adult social care website
  • using AskSARA an online guide providing advice and information about locally available equipment to help with day-to-day life
  • visiting the library where staff and volunteers can help people to find information using Your Life, Your Choice and AskSARA
  • contacing adult social care enquiries on 0345 045 5202.

Parish Council accounts get clean bill of health

September 29, 2013 by  
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As with every other Council, the Parish Council's accounts are both open to inspection each year, and also are formally audited.

The recently completed audit covered the first year of operation of the new, grouped (joined), Council. This was particularly challenging since both sets of accounts were brought together and bank accounts were closed, opened or renamed.

Grouping is not a common process, and the office team had to find the appropriate ways to deal with a number of the complexities. Nevertheless, a clean audit certificate was received on 25th September.

The office team of Angela Young (Clerk) and Lynda Marsh (Accounts) continue to show that residents money is managed properly and safely.

PCSOs – the Local View

September 29, 2013 by  
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Are PCSOs under threat, is our PCSO under threat?

If you've seen the latest issue of HisImp News (available online (Adobe/PDF, 1.1MB)) you'll have seen that we're gathering local views.

Make your voice heard via our survey

HisImp News – Issue 5 – September 2013

September 27, 2013 by  
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The Parish Council has published its fifth edition of HisImp News, an update on Council activities and issues.

Working with the volunteers that used to deliver the HI Courier this will be coming through your letterbox from this weekend onwards.

Please do get back to the Parish Clerk if it hasn't arrived soon.

If you can't wait, it's available online (Adobe/PDF, 1.1MB).

Have your say in how the County Council spends and saves money

September 26, 2013 by  
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Residents are being put in the budget-setting driving seat by Cambridgeshire County Council. "You Choose" is a county-wide survey asking residents to put themselves in the seat of councillors in making decisions where to invest and save money.

Your views are vital as we are expected to make savings in the region of £39 million next year. These savings have to be made whilst supporting and investing in services such as adult social care, protecting children, boosting the economy and looking after roads and transport.

Get involved and fill out the survey here

The full press release can be read on the County's website

Orchard Events Day – Saturday 28 September

September 17, 2013 by  
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On Saturday 28 September there are a couple of events at the Community Orchard that may be of interest:

Bird ringing, 10-Noon. An opportunity to get up close and personal with some of our local common birds and find out about the RSPB bird ringing programme. With trained ringers from the RSPB.

Apple juicing, Noon-4pm. If you have surplus apples bring them along and convert them into juice. Please bring clean bottles for your juice. Either clean plastic bottles for immediate drinking or home freezing, or sterilized screw top wine bottles if you'd like your juice pasterurised. All juicing equipment will be provided.

The community orchard is located on the field at the rear of Somerset Road, close to the guided busway.

More info at

More news on Street Lighting

September 9, 2013 by  
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All affected roads in Histon & Impington are now on the website

To access drawings for your area click on "New Lighting" in the menu bar

Comments due back by 18/09/2013 for the following Impington roads:

The Coppice; Burrough Field; The Crescent; Pepys Terrace; Villa Road; Villa Place; South Road; Mill Road; New Road; Station Road; Impington Lane; Clay Close Lane

Comments due back by 12/09/2013 for the following Histon roads:

Melvin Way; New School Road; Park Avenue; Pease Way; Poplar Road; Saffron Road; School Hill; St Audrey's Close; West Road; Chivers Way; Dwyer Joyce Close; Harding Way


If you have any comments please give them directly to Balfour Beatty including on line or at and copy the Parish Council in at

Development road show comes to Histon & Impington

September 2, 2013 by  
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The SCDC road show gathering views about the Local Plan comes to Histon & Impington on Thursday 5th September. The road show will be at the Pavilion at the Recreation Ground between 2.30pm and 7.30pm. for members of the public to view proposed policies and plans for further development within South Cambs.

Those plans and policies affecting Histon & Impington include those that will see further development off Impington Lane into the green belt and also those aiming to regenerate the area around Histon Station.

Comments can be made at the exhibition or online.

HIVAG have issued guidance for those who wish to respond online. There is also the opportunity on their website to look at (and sign up to the petition at) the Cambridge Green Belt Campaign which is protesting about the amount of green belt land being allocated for development in the draft plan.

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