The next ordinary Parish Council meeting will be held on:
Monday 7th September 2020 at 7:30pm
This will be a Zoom meeting – if you would like the meeting link please contact the Clerk
The date of the next Planning meeting will be:
We are pleased to announce that the playground is now open again. We ask that you follow the guidance on the signs at the playground to allow everyone to use this facility safely.
Planned road maintenance – A1198 Various locations – Overnight 1900 – 0600hrs.
I am writing to make you aware of upcoming work on the A1198 scheduled to commence on 29th June, running for 12 weekday nights from 1900hrs to 0600hrs the next morning.
The programme for the work is as follows –
- A1198 Ermine Street, (see above illustration) – work commences at 1900hrs on 29th June and proceeds under a full road closure and diversion route via the A1198 / A428 / A1 / A14 / A1198 and vice versa. The resurfacing work is planned to last for 5 shifts, Monday – Friday. As well as the repair of the carriageway we will also be re-kerbing the two laybys within the working area, (in advance of the resurfacing during the daytime under a layby closure), cutting back and removing overhanging vegetation alongside the carriageway, and cleaning out the existing drainage system. All work is planned to be completed by 0600hrs on Tuesday 7th July.
- A1198 Caxton Bypass, (see above illustrations) – resurfacing work is planned to follow on from the above, and will proceed under a full road closure and diversion route via the A1198 / A428 / B1040 / B1046 / A1198 and vice versa. There is also a local diversion through Caxton for residential traffic, and similar through Cambourne when we are working on this leg of the roundabout. The resurfacing will take 4 shifts across the two areas shown, Monday – Thursday. As well as the repair of the carriageway we will also be cleaning both the roundabouts, cutting back vegetation, and cleaning the existing drainage system. All work is planned to be completed by 0600hrs on Wednesday 15th July.
The aforementioend schemes are part of a larger programme of resurfacing work across South Cambridgeshire and Cambridge City. As the planned work is sequential, delays on a preceeding scheme may mean start dates have to be altered on following ones to reflect this. Please bear in mind that this work is also weather dependent.
Advanced warning signs notifying motorists of the planned works will go up on site within the next 48hrs.
This work will be delivered in accordance with the latest PHE and government guidelines regarding Covid-19.
The Parish Council are aware of the dangerous situation with regards to the slipperiness of the Ford and the danger to cyclists and other users. The Parish Council have been in dialogue with Cambridgeshire County Council, who are responsible for the Ford, to try and resolve this situation. Officers from Cambridgeshire County Council have recently decided to install warning signs to ask cyclists to dismount. In the meantime, Hilton Parish Council have put up some temporary signs.
The Clerk has also been in contact with the water company to address the leaks along Church End, which have been preventing the Ford from emptying in the summer and allowing the algae to flourish.
Cambridgeshire County Council are also looking into other measures to address the surface of the Ford and Hilton Parish Council will continue to liaise with them.
Hilton Parish Council, in co-ordination with the Town Trust, Women’s Institute, Church and Village Hall Committee, are looking to organise assistance to any family/individual who is having to self-isolate during this period of Coronavirus.
Co-ordination could include:
- Picking up shopping
- Collecting prescriptions
- Posting mail
- A friendly telephone call
- Advice regarding setting up Skype or other methods of online communication
Our point of contact is Nicola Webster, Clerk to the Council
Tel: 830605 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact if you would like assistance.
Coronavirus is contagious. Please note that the collection and delivery of items will be undertaken without charge, we will discuss with you how payment can be made for the goods as necessary.
This will be a doorstep delivery service to avoid physical contact.
We are looking for volunteers to help with this community effort, if you can help please contact Nicola.
Hilton Town Trust are also offering financial support to any Hilton individuals or families that are facing hardship as a result of this pandemic. For further information please contact Phil Wood, Clerk to the Town Trust on 830866 or email@example.com
Rogues Lane, Temporary Closure
Programme update – 07/07/20
Please note the date changes on the spreadsheet below:
Programme update – 03/07/20
Please note the date changes on the spreadsheet below:
Update from Cambridgeshire County Council – 11/06/20
“Road Closures: C184 Rogues Lane, Elsworth (B1040 to Elsworth)
I am writing to advise you of two Road Closures that will be happening very shortly, in order to facilitate essential carriageway maintenance.
Tuesday 16th June 2020 for One day – Carriageway patching works in preparation for Surface Treatment.
Tuesday 7th July 2020 for Four days – Gripfibre Micro Asphalt Surface Treatment.
Whilst the work is in progress, during operational hours, the road will be closed from 7.30am to 6pm, and vehicular access will be restricted. A signed diversion route will be in place for through traffic. In order for the contractor to complete the work with minimum disruption, it is essential that no vehicles are parked on the road. If you have particular access requirements, please speak to a member of the crew onsite who will be able to assist. Access to properties within the closure area will be possible, but are subject to working conditions, and delays are to be expected. Crews will be working in accordance with Covid 19 guidelines.
These works are weather dependent, and changes are possible at short notice. Please look out for the advanced notices on site, as these will give the most up to date information; or contact our call centre or email as above.
If you have any queries regarding the works please use the above contact details or visit the CCC website for more information on Surface Treatments – https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/travel-roads-andparking/roads-and-pathways/roadworks-and-faults/surface-treatments
There will obviously be some noise and disruption associated with the work, and I apologise for any inconvenience that you may suffer. Thank you in advance for your co-operation.”
The Parish Council has received notification that Rogues Lane will be closed at some point between 1st June 2020 and 30th November 2021. A copy of the order and map are below for your information:
Weekly Policing Update
There is one road incident to mention in our summary of offences and incidents affecting your community this week, covering the period 3rd to 9th July:
Graveley Way, Hilton – Police received reports of a large oil spill from a farm vehicle along Graveley Way, Hilton, towards the A1198 on Thursday evening, 9th July. Despite attempts made to soak the oil up by spreading grain on it, rain had made the situation worse and the Highways department was called to come out and clear the road surface. (Ref CC-09072020-0289)
Hilton Parish Council would like to set up a email database to allow it to notify you of some of the more significant issues it deals with in a more timely manner. If you would like to be included in this database please send an email to our clerk: