The next ordinary Parish Council meeting will be held on:
Monday 6th July 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:
Message from Huntingdonshire District Council
Communities Urged to Social Distance and Stay Alert
Click here to watch the video blog from Dr Liz Robin.
Emergency wall repairs Five Arch Bridge, Potton Road, Hemingford Grey and Potton Road (B1040), Hilton
NOTICE is given that Cambridgeshire County Council has made an Order pursuant to the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended by the Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991, the effect of which to impose a 40mph speed limit along Potton Road, Hemingford Grey and Potton Road (B1040), Hilton as lies approximately 100 metres either side of Five Arch Bridge.
The Order will be effective, for safety purposes, when signs are in place indicating the speed limit along the whole or any part of the above mentioned length of road whilst works are in progress or temporarily suspended.
The Order is made to facilitate repairs to a collapsed retaining wall works which are being carried out on or near this highway and it will come into operation on 10 March 2020 and continue until these works have finished or on the 9 September 2021 whichever is the earlier.
It is anticipated that these works will be carried out between 10 March and 31 March 2020.
Please see the order below for your information.
Update from Cambridgeshire County Council:
Unfortunately, following Government guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have been instructed to halt all of our non-essential schemes to prevent the further spread of the virus. I do not have a date for works to recommence but I am sure you will understand the necessity to minimise travel and group activities.
The traffic lights will remain in place until the scheme can be completed so apologies for any inconvenience caused. The site will be regularly monitored for further signs of movement and the Traffic management will be inspected daily.
Once we have been given the ok to remobilise I will send confirmation to yourselves and, in the meantime, if you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.
Update from Cambridgeshire County Council (28/05/20):
I am writing to let you know of our upcoming emergency road closure on the B1040, Potton Road, Hilton. We are due to begin replacing the piled retaining wall on the 8th June and the closure will be in place for two weeks between 09:30 and 15:30, Monday-Friday. The road will be open, and traffic lights in place out of these hours. Due to the length of time ordering materials, as well as the workforce being stood down due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, this is the earliest achievable date for works to begin. Skanska will continue to monitor the retaining wall and verge until construction begins.
Skanska have been assessing the site over the past few weeks and due to the changing ground conditions have discovered that wall is moving which has expedited our need to carry out these works. Scheme information boards will also be going out on site at some point this week or next.
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Household Recycling Centres open their doors for vehicles requiring permits this week
This week our nine Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) will open their doors to vehicles requiring permits (e.g. commercial-type vehicles or any trailer in excess of 1.5m in length), following a review of the initial re-opening of all sites.
When the sites re-opened on Monday 11 May, the decision was taken to delay access to permit holders due to concerns over the time it would take them to unload these larger capacity vehicles, affecting levels of traffic and the ability to adhere to strict Covid-19 social distancing measures on each site.
Following the weekly review of the service we are satisfied that, while the sites have been busy, there is enough capacity to gradually extend their use to permit holders. Access will initially be only allowed for permit holders that pre-book visits via an online booking system that went live on Monday 1 June. The first visits for vehicles requiring permits will take place from Wednesday 3 June.
Link to online booking system and instructions:
The online booking system for permit holders is a temporary measure and will allow us to stagger access for these vehicles at each site throughout the day, helping to limit queues and ensuring continued access to everyone who needs to make an essential visit to their local HRC. We have contacted all residents that hold permits by direct mail to inform them of these arrangements so they can book a slot at an HRC to use one of their 12 permitted visits.
Link to e-permit scheme information and online application form:
Rogues Lane, Temporary Closure
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:
Guidance regarding the new stay-at-home directive can be found here:
Following the recent announcement from the government, the playground is closed until further notice.
Following advice from the government regarding minimising contact, there will be no deliveries of Spectrum in paper format this month. An online copy can be found on the community website by clicking here
Hilton Parish Council is recruiting for a Maintenance Person.
Inspection and mowing of the playground
Maintenance of the benches and the grass around them
Maintenance of the bridges and the vegetation around them
Ensuring that the exit grids on the ponds remain clear
Maintenance of other Council property
A full job description can be found below:
If you would like to apply for this position please email a copy of your CV with a covering letter to the Clerk: email@example.com
Weekly Policing Update
Very happily, there are no offences or incidents affecting your community to mention in this week’s Policing Update, covering the period 22nd to 27th May:
Covid-19 – Police have continued to receive a few reports of people gathering in groups apparently in breach of the Covid-19 regulations, and have given words of advice and explanations on the importance of maintaining social distancing and following all of the government’s instructions.
From Monday 1st June the rules are being slightly relaxed, and we will be able to have slightly more interaction with family and friends whilst outdoors – but it will still be vitally important to follow the social distancing rules and stay 2 metres away from people from other households.
The Government web-site has full details of what we can and cannot do –
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: