The date of the next Parish Meeting will be:
2nd September 2019
7:30pm at the Village Hall
The date of the next Planning meeting will be:
Tuesday 23rd July 19:30 at the Methodist Church
Bench Project – Looking for Volunteers
The Parish Council are looking for volunteers to help clean and restore the benches around the Green. The working party are meeting on Saturday 20th July at 9:30am at the Village Hall. The aim will be to trim the vegetation around the benches and then clean and treat the benches. Please wear old clothes as the wood treatment stains and bring secateurs and/or shears for removing the vegetation. We also suggest that you wear gloves. Please contact Cllr Sharon Walker for more information. Thank you in advance for your help.
NMU Feasibility Study Report
The second interim report from Transport Initiatives has been published and you can read a copy of the report here.
- This report is funded by Highways England A14 Community Fund managed by Cambridgeshire Community Foundation (CCF)
- Transport Initiatives (TI) have been engaged by Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC) to conduct a feasibility study to explore possible route options for use by non-motorised users (eg. walkers, cyclists, those using mobility scooters)
- This report gives a thorough analysis of 6 options and we would love to hear your reactions and views about their recommendations – please complete our survey
- You can also contact Steve Essex of TI directly whose email address is in the report
- A leaflet and short survey are being distributed to introduce both the online survey and the public meeting with TI and CCC representatives – please participate in both.
- The online survey can be found here – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/6PJ8L7D
Local Transport Plan Consultation
Correspondence received from the Cambridge and Peterborough Combined Authority:
We are writing to you to seek your input in developing the first ever Local Transport Plan for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
This consultation is an opportunity to have an exciting, powerful conversation with people, businesses and providers of public services about the key priorities and principles that will shape our transport network to 2050. It will address the key challenges and opportunities around transport in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, both now and in the future.
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Devolution Deal, agreed with Government in 2017, gave the Mayor and the Combined Authority responsibility for certain transport functions. Among those responsibilities, the Combined Authority took over the role of Local Transport Authority from Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council. One of the key responsibilities of the Local Transport Authority is the development of a new Local Transport Plan.
Our draft Local Transport Plan was published on June 17, marking the start of a fifteen-week consultation period which runs until September 27. It sets out an ambitious and challenging strategy for a world-class, integrated transport network, which addresses current and anticipated future pressures on infrastructure, while also supporting housing and economic growth. It aims to bring forward a step-change in how people and goods travel across the area.
It will provide the vision and strategy to meet the infrastructure challenges set out in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Economic Review (CPIER). It will also be a key strategic pillar in meeting the Combined Authority’s commitment to doubling the size of the area’s economy over 25 years, and meeting the vision set out in the Growth Ambition Statement.
The Local Transport Plan will set out the Combined Authority’s plans and strategies for maintaining and improving all aspects of the local transport system. It describes:
· the vision and objectives for transport in the area alongside a programme for achieving them;
· the current and future transport needs of people and freight, across transport modes; and
· policies and delivery plans relating to transport, explaining how they contribute to the delivery of local strategic priorities.
You can access the full suite of Local Transport Plan documents on our website, alongside details of our consultation events and ways in which you can respond to the consultation. Consultation events are taking place at a range of locations across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in June, July and September.
We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the draft document and engaging with you further as we respond to feedback and finalise the Local Transport Plan later in 2019.
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority
Public Consultation – Busway
Stagecoach are launching a public consultation on their Guided Busway services as part of #catchthebusweek. More information can be found here:
Direct link to their survey:
Guided Busway Closure
Over the past few months work has been going on during engineering hours to widen the A14 bridge over the Busway at Histon. Highways England A14 team require full closure of the Busway to allow them to work 24/7 to drive sheet piles in place, as this cannot be undertaken at night.
Therefore a full closure of the Busway and maintenance track will take place from Midnight Friday 21/6/19 until 05.00 Monday 8/7/19 between Histon Cambridge bound stop and Orchard park east spur.
Following on from this they will require the whole 6 weeks of the summer holiday from Midnight 24th July to 05:00 on 4th September. This is for phase 2 where they have to connect the roof beams to the top of the concrete/sheet pile walls. Again a full closure of Busway and maintenance track.
The bus diversion is a relatively short one as the A service will go through orchard park rather than the normal B service and will involve informing passengers to board the bus on the opposite track side stops to get the bus in the direction they would normally get. The B service will divert down Histon road.
The only stop closed will be the Histon stop Cambridge bound with the diversion stop being positioned at the normal commercial service bus stop on Cambridge road.
Hilton NMU feasibility Study
Connecting Hilton, getting out of vehicles, increasing
convenience – how Hilton Parish Council is progressing
pathways to St Ives.
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:
As many of Hilton residents are aware, increasing levels of traffic through the village is having a detrimental impact. Hilton Parish Council is calling for volunteers to help with a speed-watch campaign. If you would like to volunteer please contact us by calling our clerk: 01480 830605 or leave a message via the Contact page: