Hilton Parish Council

Play Park

The Parish Council discussed the Playpark following a recent inspection and report. Some medium to low risk areas were highlighted and quotes will be obtained for a new surface to replace the existing rubber tiles. The PC will also assemble a group of volunteers to clean the equipment.

Speeding Vehicles and Night-time HCVs

Following a meeting with the local Constabulary, the chairman advised that two initiatives had been proposed. To address speeding vehicles a two-week Speedwatch survey was requested to be undertaken to collect additional data. Once the equipment has been provided volunteers will be sought to operate it. To address night-time violations a trainee police officer will monitor the situation and provide feedback.

The Clerk will ask CCC if voluntary 20mph signs could be installed through the village.

Cycle Path

The Parish Council will apply for an A14 Community Fund grant. The money would be used to produce a feasibility study for the proposed cycle path to connect to Fenstanton.

Parish Council Paths

Refurbishment work on the existing hard paths across the Green is planned to start on 8th October. The work will involve machinery and closing parts of the paths, therefore the PC apologises for any inconvenience that this work may generate.

Firework Display

The display for 2018 was discussed and will be on Saturday 3rd November. The event will follow the same format as previous years and more information issued in due course.

Reeves Ditch

The water level in Reeves ditch continues to be very low and concern was expressed that the current earthworks for the new A14 could be lowering the water table. The Clerk will contact the A14 Delivery Team and request assistance.

Wheelie Bins

The PC would like to remind parishioners that wheelie bins should be presented for collection on the night preceding collection day. Errant bins can be unsightly and present a suggestion that the householder is away.

Cutting of The Cricket Pitch

The Parish Council was saddened to learn of the death of Rodney Makehan over the summer. Rodney had cut our cricket pitch for many years and his vintage Ford tractor and mower were a very familiar sight over the summer months.  Our thoughts are with his family.

The next Parish Council meeting will be on 1st October  in the Village Hall. Agendas will be issued in advance on the village notice boards and the Council’s website www.HiltonparishCouncil.com . Parishioners are welcome to speak at council meetings on agenda items.