Volunteer Working Party

The weather this year that has given us a bumper harvest of hedgerow blackberries, has also given us vigorous growth of everything in the village.

In order to do a little tidying up, the Parish Council will be holding a work party for 3 hours starting at 9.30 on Saturday 14th October.  We will assemble outside the Village Hall.

The areas we will be working on include:

    • Collection of dead/fallen branches from a range of sites round the village.
    • Widening of pathways where new growth is impeding walking.
    • Further reparation work on the bonfire site.

If you are aware of any other areas where work is required please let the clerk know via. 

Some tools and trailers will be provided but if you are able to bring shovels, forks, secateurs, loppers, perhaps a wheelbarrow, it will all help.

In anticipation of receiving your help, thank you.

Notice of Vacancy in office of Parish Councillor on the Hilton Parish Council

Notice is hereby given pursuant to section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that due to the resignation of Councillor Heather Chambers there is a vacancy on the Hilton Parish Council.

If, within 14 statutory days after the date of this notice, a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made in writing to the Proper Officer, Huntingdonshire District Council, Pathfinder House, Huntingdon PE29 3TN by ten electors of the Parish an election will be held.  If no such notice is given the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

If any member of the Parish would like to be considered for co-option, please contact the Parish Clerk.

A428 Update

Update from National Highways:

Hello, since the last newsletter you may have seen us out and about. We are busy preparing for construction now that the legal challenge is over. We are continuing with preparatory work including archaeology, environmental surveys and diverting utilities as we get ready for full construction.

One of the things we are working on is the diversion of a gas pipeline. This diversion is needed so we can construct a bridge over the East Coast mainline. The diversion is approximately 300m long and will ensure that Cadent can continue the safe and reliable operation of their gas network. The diversion and works started back in June are anticipated to take around 20 weeks to complete.

If you are travelling through the A1 Black Cat roundabout you may see that we are setting up our site compound in the south east area of the roundabout. This will be the satellite base for the team constructing the new Black Cat junction, and where we will securely store our construction equipment and materials. Work begins on the compound this week and will continue until the end of year.

We plan to move into full construction by the end of the year and expect the road to open in 2027.

Cookery Workshop – Saturday 16th September

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Would you like to become a Parish Councillor?

The Parish Council is the first tier of Local Government representing the local community, delivering services to meet local needs wherever possible, and improving quality of life and community well-being.

The Parish Council currently has a Councillor vacancy for co-option.

Would you like to join the Parish Council and help make decisions about how the Parish is run?

You can read a guide on what Parish Councillors might be expected to do (although this is very broad and covers all Town and Parish Councils, so don’t be scared!) in the Good Councillors Guide.

There are a few criteria you must be able to comply with:

To qualify a person must be a British subject, over 18 years old and an elector; or must reside within Hilton or within 4.8km of it; or occupy as owner or tenant any land or premises therein; or have their principal or only place of work there, and must not be disqualified from holding office as a Councillor.

Criteria Essential Desirable
Able to attend regular evening meetings Y  
Interest in local issues and things which affect people Y  
Keen to improve the local environment and quality of life   Y
A willingness to represent the views of the whole community Y  
An interest in learning and developing your role in the community   Y

If you would like to join us, please complete this HPC Councillor Co-option Application Form and email it to the Clerk by Friday 30th June and your application will be considered at the July meeting.—

Free Cricket Courses

Hilton Parish Council is running two free cricket courses in partnership with Cricket East. If you would like to sign up please contact the Clerk:

All Stars Poster

Dynamos Poster

Notice of Vacancy in office of Parish Councillor on the Hilton Parish Council

Notice is hereby given pursuant to section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that due to the resignation of Councillor Nina Sage there is a vacancy on the Hilton Parish Council.

If, within 14 statutory days after the date of this notice, a request for an election to fill the vacancy is made in writing to the Proper Officer, Huntingdonshire District Council, Pathfinder House, Huntingdon PE29 3TN by ten electors of the Parish an election will be held.  If no such notice is given the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

If any member of the Parish would like to be considered for co-option, please contact the Parish Clerk.

Hilton Parish Council is recruiting for a Maintenance Person

Duties include:

Inspection and mowing of the playground

Litter Picking

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 here: Maintenance Person Job Description 2023 – Approved

If you would like to apply for this position please email a copy of your CV with a covering letter to the Clerk:

Healthy Eating on a Budget

Join us at Hilton Village hall in June for an Educational Cooking Workshop run by the lovely Melanie from Love Nutrition Cambridge!

📅 Saturday 24th June 2023
⏰ 10:30am – 12:30pm
📍 Hilton Village Hall

Contact to book your FREE place!

All Welcome! A plant-based diet is affordable, especially with the rise in cost in animal-based food products.

County Broadband Telegraph Poles

Hilton Parish Council has reviewed the plans for the installation of County Broadband’s hyperfast network in Hilton. Most of the installation will use existing underground infrastructure, though there are a few necessary telegraph poles to be installed in the village.

Church End:

Church End

Between the Church and the Ford:

Church

Near The Paddocks:

The Paddocks

Along the B1040:

B1040

If you would like to query any of the proposed telegraph poles, please contact Natasha Biquette at County Broadband: