The date of the next Parish Council Meeting will be:
2nd September 2019
7:30pm at the Village Hall
The date of the next Planning meeting will be:
Message from Cambridgeshire County Council:
Back in May, Councillors approved plans to introduce a van and trailer e-permit scheme across Cambridgeshire’s nine household recycling centres (HRCs).
The scheme, which will be commencing in October will allow the Council to better regulate the use of vans and trailers at HRCs helping to ensure only household waste is delivered to sites.
Any resident planning to visit a HRC with a van or trailer should obtain an e-permit using an online system beforehand. These e-permits will be limited to 12 visits per year. To allow larger household and garden jobs, there will be an exemption to the scheme for trailers up to 1.5m (5ft) in length (excluding the towing mechanism bar) and 570 litre capacity.
Cambridgeshire County Council’s Chair of the Highways and Infrastructure Committee, Councillor Mathew Shuter said “We’re seeing more and more pressures on our HRCs, between 2012/13 and 2016/17 there’s been a 20% rise in waste collected at them and this increases the pressure on our already strained budgets.
“We want to prevent unlawful trade waste being disposed of at our HRCs, which is ultimately at a cost to the council tax paying residents of Cambridgeshire. With population growth and changes made by neighbouring authorities affecting us now is the right time for us to bring in a scheme that will not only address this issue but to allow us to monitor who uses our sites and ensure we can cope with rising demand on the service.”
Additional site staff will be available to help at all nine HRCs in the early months of the scheme being introduced.
Message from A14 Cambridge Huntingdon:
As you may be aware, on the 12 October we’ll be holding a community event on a section of the Huntingdon bypass before we open it to traffic in December.
Our event is called the “A14 Great Ouse Challenge”.
General registration for the run and cycles events will open on Wednesday 14 August, but to give those within the villages either side of the scheme an opportunity to register ahead of everyone else your registration opens 48 hours earlier at 9am on Monday 12 August.
Weekly Policing Update
High Street, Hilton – A thief stole a bag from a van whilst it was parked on the driveway of a house on Hilton High Street on Tuesday afternoon, 13th August. The van belonged to a contractor working at the house, and the thief was seen opening the van’s door, taking the bag and then running off. (Ref 35/57832/19)
Potton Road, Hilton – A ‘Swift Challenger’ caravan was stolen from the driveway of a house on Potton Road, Hilton, overnight on Wednesday 14th / Thursday 15th August. The caravan had been left immobilised with a wheel clamp but the thieves managed to remove this, leaving it discarded nearby. Investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/58171/19)
Hilton Road, Fenstanton – Thieves stole a road-roller used on the A14 construction project from a plant compound on Hilton Road, Fenstanton, at some time overnight on Tuesday 13th / Wednesday 14th August. (Ref 35/57992/19)
And Finally … Police Appeal for Information
Police have issued an appeal for information following an incident that happened in Morrison’s supermarket on Parson’s Green, St Ives, at around 1:30 pm on Wednesday 14th August, in which a man exposed himself whilst standing next to a girl who was shopping with her parents at the time. The man retreated when the girl’s parents approached him.
A CCTV image of the suspect has been published on the police web-site at:
Anyone who knows the man or has seen him is asked to contact the police using any of the methods listed at the end of this report, quoting Reference Number 255 of 14 August.
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
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 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: