HRH Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh

Following the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh, Hilton Parish Council, in accordance with national guidance from Public Health England, have opened an online book of condolence for parishioners.

You can find this on the Parish Council Website—www.hiltonparishcouncil.com/condolences

If anyone is unable to comment online, please contact Nicola Webster, Clerk, on 830605 or drop a note at 10 Church End and she will enter your comment on your behalf.

In accordance with both national guidance and the wishes of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, the laying of flowers is discouraged. Instead parishioners are encouraged to donate to charity.

Weekly Policing Report

Very happily, there are no offences or incidents affecting your community to mention in our Policing Summary this week, covering the period 3rd April to 8th April.

Lost and Found:

A very honest member of the public came across a sum of money in St Ives this week and handed it in to the police, who would like to reunite it with its rightful owner. If you believe this to be you, or perhaps a relative, please contact the police using the web-chat link below or call using the 101 non-emergency number, quoting Reference 134 of 6th April.

Web-chat Link: https://bit.ly/3vsiYDw

And Finally – Free Covid-19 Rapid Tests Now Available for Everyone in England Who Has No Symptoms:

The Department of Health and Social Care is encouraging everyone in England who has no symptoms to get into the habit of using the free ‘rapid lateral flow’ tests twice a week, as part of the next steps towards the cautious easing of restrictions. The tests are available from today, Friday 9th April, and can be obtained from a variety of outlets or delivered by post to your home.

More details are on the NHS web-site at:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing/regular-rapid-coronavirus-tests-if-you-do-not-have-symptoms/

Weekly Policing Report

Very happily, there are no offences or incidents affecting your community to mention in our Policing Summary this week, covering the period 28th March to 2nd April. My apologies for the non-appearance of last week’s Policing Update – this was due to a combination of technical and other factors that conspired together.

And Finally – Hoax Emergency Calls:

Two Ramsey teenagers were responsible for repeated hoax 999 calls to the Force Control Room this week, initially calls consisting of laughing and swearing down the phone, but finally making a call alleging that they had been chased by two persons with knives.

Police responded but also tracked the phone used to make the call. When officers arrived at the scene, the two suspects were located, one of whom was in possession of the phone. When challenged about the hoax calls, they appeared unconcerned about their actions or the police resources that they had needlessly tied up.

Hoax calls take police time away from people who really need their help. Just one minute can make all the difference in an emergency. Misusing the 999 system and using it for non-emergency matters to report crimes or emergencies that do not exist can cost lives. If you are found to be making a hoax call, you could be fined or even sent to prison.

More information on hoax calls is on the police web-site at:

https://bit.ly/3ctUyC3

Notice of Elections

Elections, by-elections and Neighbourhood Plan Referendums are being held on 6 May 2021 and I attach for your information the relevant Notices of Election.

Combined Authority Mayoral Notice of Election 6 May 2021

Notice of Election – CCC 6 May 2021

Police and Crime Commissioner Notice of Election 6 May 2021

Weekly Policing Report

Very happily, there are no offences or incidents affecting your community to mention in our Policing Summary this week, covering the period 14th to 20th March.

Huntingdonshire Community Group Census Q&A Session

Huntingdonshire Community Group are working in partnership with the local Census 2021 team.

 

This weekend is Census day and we invite you to an online session with Christine Doody, Census Engagement Manager for Huntingdonshire and other members of the Census team, where you can ask questions about Census 2021 to help you or others complete it.

 

Date – Saturday 20th March 2021

Time – 4pm

Join – Zoom meeting link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6532525859

Meeting ID: 653 252 5859

 

Cllr Patrick Kadewere

Huntingdonshire Community Group

 

FB – Huntingdonshire Community Group Official

Email –

 

Weekly Policing Report

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 7th to 13th March:

B1040 Hilton – Police and recovery services were called to a bend on the B1040 near Hilton on Friday morning, 12th March, where a van had left the road and ended up on its roof in the ditch. Fortunately no-one was reported hurt in the incident. (Ref CC-12032021-0123)

And Finally – A Warning About Catalytic Converter Thefts:

Police have issued a warning about catalytic converter thefts, following 40 incidents being reported across the County in the last month:

“In less time than it takes to make a cup of tea, they’ll go onto a driveway and strip the vehicle of the precious metal and be on their way to the next victim.

“Toyotas and Hondas have predominantly been targeted, but other vehicles including Lexus, Mercedes, Mazda and Volkswagen have also been singled out.

More information and advice on how to protect your vehicle is on the police web-site at:

https://bit.ly/2MHdXVV

Ivy Cutting

Please see message from Cllr Ian Stott:

Dear Volunteer,

In March most years, the Parish Council organises an ivy-cutting party to try and keep on top of the growth that threatens to strangle our trees.  Because of lockdown we are unable to organise the normal working party, however, I would like to invite you to help by doing some ivy cutting on your own.

I am sure there are some very capable people here in the village and, if you are willing to work unsupervised, I would like to invite you to contact me.  I can then give you a few brief instructions and co-ordinate everyone so that volunteers are working suitably distanced from each other.

My plan is to make the Saturdays of 13th and 20th March ivy-cutting days.  If you can spare some time; 30 mins, an hour, or longer, please contact Ian Stott:

 

I look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your help.

With kind regards

Ian

Road Closure – 16/03/2021

Potton Road will be closed from The Paddocks to Graveley Way on 16/03/2021 from 7:00am. This is for essential repair work to the water maintenance covers and will remain effective for no more than 5 days. You can read the full closure notice below:

TTRO Notice 2021/403

 

Hilton Village Map

In 2016, Hilton Parish Council produced a map initially used as reference material for the environment management plan and the green spaces management policy. The Parish Council have now agreed to publish this map in a pdf format at a lower resolution (as the original file size is too large). You can view a copy of the map on the parish council website – https://hiltonparishcouncil.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/HGS-Village-Map-A2-10.pdf

High quality printed A2 copies of the map are available for £5 – if you would like one please contact the Clerk –