SCDC Approves Parish Joining

November 25, 2011 by  
Filed under Top, Uncategorized, Village News

The South Cambridgeshire Sistrict Council RESOLVED:

(a)               the making of a Grouping Order to group the Parish Councils of Histon and Impington; and

(b)               to delegate to the Chairman of the Electoral Arrangements Committee, in consultation with officers and the two parish councils, to finalise the wording of the Grouping Order.


Text of the draft order is at:

HI Courier Newspaper and DIGITAL editions

July 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Uncategorized, Village News

The next issue of the HI Courier NEWSPAPER is scheduled for publication on Thursday 14th July – right after Feast Week. This will be our annual summer issue.  We do not publish in August because so many of our volunteers are on holiday.  Publication of the newspaper will start again on 8th September.

However, the DIGITAL Edition (Website) will continue as usual throughout the summer. It is updated daily or as warrated   It reports village news 365 days a year!  To keep up with the latest news and event information go to To get village news e-mailed to your inbox be sure to subscribe by entering your email address into the box in the upper right corner of the page.  We also have an RSS news feed for those using desktop news readers.

The NEWSPAPER edition is still the favourite of most people in the village. The deadline for the July-August issue is 6th July.  If you would like to submit an article or photos of Feast Week but they won’t be available until after this date then please let me know.  If you can tell me what to expect (approximate number of words and number of photos) then I will do my best to save space for it.

Our website is updated as warranted.  We have a e-mail subscriber list of over 400 villagers.  Whenever an announcement or news item is posted on the website an e-mail is sent to each and every one of those subscribers on the same day.  The HI Courier started out as a web based publication then branched out into a monthly newspaper.  Unfortunately many of the great features of the website have not been well used.  If your organisation wants to promote an event or issue a last minute reminder to the village you can do so in several different ways:  1- send an email to and ask for it to be posted on the website; 2 – link your website to ours using an RSS link; 3 – become a volunteer ‘author’ and log onto the HIcourier website to upload your news and photos at your convenience 24/7.  Contact me if you are interested.  We have some great features built into the website which unfortunately have been  underused for nearly three years.


‘Home’ Film Screening – Feast Week – Wed 6 July

June 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Uncategorized, Village News

The HI Film Club presents
A visual masterpiece by
Yann Arthus-Bertrand

The Brackenbury Room
Impington Village College
New Road, Impington CB24 9LX
Wednesday, 6 July
7.15pm for 7.30pm
The film will be followed by a discussion
tea, coffee and homemade cakes
FREE Admission
For further info: or 01223 234588

April HI Courier Out Today

April 14, 2011 by  
Filed under Uncategorized, Village News

The April HI Courier is being distributed door-to-door from today. You can also read a copy online by clicking on the NEWSPAPER tab at the top of the website menu. Or you can access the archive page directly at

Annual CRAFT FAIR – November 6th

October 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Uncategorized, Village News

The Annual St. Andrews (Impington) Craft Fair is on 6th of November with 50 stalls.  It’s the perfect place to select unique Christmas gifts!  It starts at 10AM at IVC’s Grouius Hall.  Get there early for the best selection.  The Fair runs until 4pm.  Refreshments will be available because you are likely to be spending a lot of time visiting all of the stalls.  This is the BIG annual fair that you don’t want to miss.  More info from 01223 237063. Mark your calendars:

Annual St. Andrews (Impington)


Saturday November 6th

10AM – 4PM

Impington Village College

Over 50 Stalls


Perfect Place for Unique Christmas Gifts!


New Website Feature: Full Newspaper Edition Online!

April 16, 2010 by  
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Nearly all of our newspapers (print editions) are now available on our website (digital edition). Just click on the ‘newspaper’ button at the top of the page.

This feature does require a good broadband connection since each file is 10-20 Mb in size.   This is a work in progress and we hope to be adding a story index soon.  The file for our September 2009 issue was damaged but will be available soon.  Your comments are appreciated ( ).

In future, digital copies of our newspaper will appear here on the day of publication.

The Wave, Saturday, 5th December

November 22, 2009 by  
Filed under Uncategorized

The Wave

The Wave, on Saturday 5 December, will be a carnival style procession through the streets of London to call for international action on climate change. It is being organised by the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition, which has been organising peaceful climate change marches since 2006 to keep the pressure on government for definite action on climate change.

details of the day

  • Meeting from 12pm, Grovesner Square, central London
  • Starts at approximately 1pm
  • The route will flow from Grosvenor Square, via Piccadilly and Whitehall, to finally encircle the Houses of Parliament on both sides of the Thames.
  • A stunning finale will take place at 3pm as The Wave encircles the Houses of Parliament

Members of  TheCo-operative and Oxfam supporters can book up to 6 tickets with their membership number/Oxfam code. Travel to The Wave costs from as little as £5 per person for coaches, £15 per person for trains and free for under-16s. For further details of the day and to book subsidised transport visit Co-operative site

Quite a number from HICCA are already booked on the coach leaving at 8:30 from Queens Rd, Cambridge.  So book a ride for just £5 and join us on the march. Look out for the brand new HICCA banner!

Village Energy Show Sat Oct 24th, 2-6 pm

October 14, 2009 by  
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  • Get advice and a chance to chat about cutting your household energy bills and carbon footprint
  • See technologies that can help and talk to installers
  • Meet local people with local experience
  • Find out about energy-saving support for your local community
  • Bring the family and friends – it’s about all of us

Venue:  Impington Village College, New Road, Impington

Free entry

Organised by South Cambs Sustainable Parish Energy Partnership in collaboration with HICCA.

Greening Campaign Phase Two coming up

September 15, 2009 by  
Filed under Uncategorized

Hundreds of households demonstrated support of the Greening Campaign by putting the card in their window.

Hundreds of households demonstrated support of the Greening Campaign by putting the card in their window.

Residents of Histon and Impington are invited to join HICCA at Impington Village College on Wednesday 23rd September to discuss how to build on the carbon cutting success of the Greening Campaign earlier in the year. 

The meeting, which will include a brief AGM, will be conducted on the lines of the initial Greening Campaign meeting, with plenty of opportunity for interaction and discussion. 

Doors will open at 7.15 and the meeting will begin at 7.30 pm.

The Rec Sports and Fun Day – June 7th

May 20, 2009 by  
Filed under Sport, Uncategorized, Village News


The Rec Sports and Fun day
Sunday 7th June 2.00pm to 5.30pm

Fun for all the Family on Histon and Impington Rec this summer

Sports activities include :
Fencing – Basketball – Bowls – Tri-golf – Cycling (special sessions for riding bikes for 4-8s ) – Croquet – Archery – Tennis – Cricket – Fun Races – Football tournaments – Sports coaching (multi sport 5-7s & football U5s)

Refreshments available including tuck shop, BBQ, ice cream, teas

Attractions include :
Climbing wall Sumo suits Assault course Dancing display Giant games

Sponsored by Tucker Gardner

For info or Tel Neil 01223 232514

The Friends of Histon and Impington Recreation Ground are a registered charity 1100193

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