Transport Strategy Travels to Histon and Impington

August 13, 2013 by  
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Residents' views are being sought on a new draft transport strategy to improve transport in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire till 2031.

The Transport Strategy for Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire has been drafted to ensure the transport network can cope with the planned 44,000 new jobs and 33,000 new homes, which are included in Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council Local Plans. There are 25 new homes planned for Histon and Impington.

Road and Footpath Closure Plans

August 13, 2013 by  
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National Grid is advising motorists, schools and parents in the Histon area of Cambridge of a temporary road closure.  This will commence 9 September 2013 until 30 September 2013 approximately 3 weeks.   The road, Winders lane, will be closed with a diversion in place from Clay Street to Church Street.

The closures are needed to safeguard engineers, pedestrians and other road-users as essential work

The Grid is also advising pedestrians of a temporary footpath closure.  This will commence 16 September 2013 until 7 October 2013 approximately 3 weeks.  The footpath will be closed on Kingsway from the junction of Clay Street to the junction of Narrow Lane.  National Grid would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.  This is essential work that will ensure local people continue to benefit from safe and reliable gas supplies for decades to come

National Grid is working with tRIIO, a partnership of Morrison Utility Services and Skanska, to upgrade two hundred and forty four metres of gas pipes in Winders Lane and Kingsway.  The ageing metal gas mains are being replaced with hard-wearing plastic pipe that has a life-span of 80 years if left undisturbed in the ground.


The project is part of an £800 million investment National Grid is making to renew gas mains in the East of England region running up until 2021.  Over the next 12 months the company will be upgrading some 350kms of pipe in the region


If you have questions, call 0800 0965678


More news on Street Lighting

August 13, 2013 by  
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Balfour Beatty have now published maps showing changes planned in Cambridge Road (old alignment) and Bridge Road.  Comments are due with them by 13 September

PCSOs – what are your views?

August 3, 2013 by  
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We want to know your views on the role that Police Community Support Officers (PCSO) play in your community.

Tell us what you think by completing our survey. The survey is part of Cambridgeshire Constabulary's wide-ranging review of the role of the PCSO.

Street Lighting

August 2, 2013 by  
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Balfour Beatty, Cambridgeshire County Council's contractor for the renewal of street lights, has moved ahead with its programme for Histon and Impington.   We have been advised of the next tranche of streets involved

These are:

Cambridge Road; Highfield Road; Woodcock Close; Bishops Way; Brackenbury; Milton Road; Burgoynes Road; Hereward Close; Homefield Close; Macfarlane Close; Parr Close; Percheron Close; Roselea; St Andrews Way; The Dole; Ambrose Way; Brackenbury Close; Drake Way; Henry Morris Road; Davey Close; Chequers Road; Lone Tree Avenue

and on King's Meadows:  St Catharine's Road; St Catharine's Square; White Rose Walk; Sunset Square; Daisy Close

Balfour Beatty has assured us that residents in affected streets have already had an explanatory leaflet delivered to them and that they will have a letter specifically advising them of the work shortly

You can also get information about the proposed changes on their website

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

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

Any such comments must be submitted by 19 September

Accident and Emergency Usage

August 1, 2013 by  
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NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group are working on a campaign to reduce the number of people attending A&E. As part of this campaign we are focusing on parents of children age under 4 as this group used A&E a lot, as well as the general public.

Please could you fill in the appropriate survey below and share with family/friends/colleagues too if possible.

This survey is for parents of a child/children aged under 4 who have been to A&E with their child since it was born. It's just for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough residents.

This survey is for anyone who has visited A&E in the past year and lives in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Paul Rayment

July 18, 2013 by  
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Paul Rayment was one of the District Councillors for Histon & Impington in the late 1990s.

Histon & Impington A14 Toucan Scheme

July 16, 2013 by  
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The Parish Council received a presentation at their July meeting.  This County Council scheme will commence on 22 July providing no issues are raised by the Highways Agency.  The work will take about 10 weeks and will include:

- Changing and widening the cycle approaches to the junctions on the roundabout to provide better visibility to cars using the slips

- adjusting the roundabout to ensure drivers have as much visibility of cyclists as possible

- new lights and poles including Toucan crossings on all 4 arms

The work will take into account peak traffic so will not start until 9.30 a.m. and stop at 3.30 p.m.

There will be lane closures on the roundabout during this time but not road closures

A number of night time works will be carried out up to 10 nights.  Though this has been reduced by working with the Highways Agency and sharing recent road space

The County advise that the outcome will be safer crossings for pedestrians and cyclists, those who are not confident at crossing

Pedestrians will have a button to request a cross - Cyclists will have loops in the approaches for the two more difficult slip roads - the two on slips.  We are advised that 1250 to 1375 cyclists use the roundabout per day, with 80 to 100 pedestrians.  This is expected to rise with new development in Orchard Park and if a path at Ring Fort is developed - currently under feasibility

Once this has been completed, the Horningsea scheme will be commenced

Planning application received for "Old Bishops Site"

June 20, 2013 by  
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The planning application that we have been expecting for the former Bishops Hardware Store has now been registered with South Cambs District Council and is available on their website to view, or hard copies at the Parish Council Office.  It is for 29 residential apartments.  The planning reference is S/1152/13/FL and the applicant Mitre Property Development Limited

The Parish Council is starting to look at the set of documents (approximately 10cm worth of them) and is holding an open meeting specifically to discuss this at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday 2 July in the Community Room at the Recreation Ground

South Cambs District Council has indicated that any comments from the Council and residents will be accepted up until 24 July on this application



A14 Corridor Traffic Surveys

June 15, 2013 by  
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Over the next two to three weeks the Highways Agency will be undertaking a series of updating traffic surveys along the A14 corridor between Huntingdon and Cambridge. These surveys are to gather current day traffic patterns in the area. Some of the surveys will involve taking aside and interviewing a sample of motorists about their journeys as they travel to and from the A14 (and M11). The intention is where possible to minimise disruption to traffic flow by using existing lay-bys. Such surveys will be under police supervision and control and all data will be collected on a strictly confidential basis and stored under the Data Protection Act.

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