Green Bin collection suspended from 13th December

Communication from South Cambrideshire District Council:

Green bin collections across Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire are being suspended from Monday (13 December) because of the number of drivers and loaders absent – particularly with Coronavirus or self-isolating.

See link for more information on their website:

Hardwick Village Meeting: Active Travel Scheme – 6th December @ 19h00

Dear residents,

You are all kindly invited to attend a presentation from Cambridgeshire County Council representatives to provide an overview of the Active Travel Scheme proposed for St Neot’s Road and how it fits with other initiatives.

A Q&A Session will be included.

Meeting to be held on Zoom on the 6th December 2021 @ 19h00

To join the Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 818 1051 8561 , Or dial (charges apply) 0330 088 5830 0131 460 1196

For more info see here

Have your say on congestion charging from GCP!

Dear residents,

Our Local MP, Anthony Browne, has a survey about congestion charges. Please make sure to fill it if you want to have a say in the matter.

One of the key questions asked by the Greater Cambridge Partnership’s ‘Making Connections’ consultation is around congestion charging for vehicles entering Cambridge City. In their plans, a city-centre congestion charge could cost up to £15 per day, or a wider zone could cost £5, roughly the same cost as a day rider bus ticket.

A428 Development Cluster Meeting – 24th November

Dear residents,

There is a community meeting regarding the above on Wednesdays 24th November from 18h00 till 20h00. This will affect Hardwick Parish.

The main reason for the meeting is to discuss future events for the parishes affected by planned development, especially given the current and future developments at Bourn Airfield and Cambourne West.

The Meeting will be online by Zoom:

Passcode: 712767

For more information, please see:

2 x GCP Consultations Launch

The Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) has today launched two public consultations on proposals to help people move in and around Cambridge easily and more sustainably.

The first – Making Connections – is asking for people’s views on proposals to radically enhance bus and active travel journeys, while the second – Cambridge Eastern Access – offers more specific proposals for improving cycling and walking journeys along Newmarket Road.

The Making Connections consultation closes on 20 December and more information can be found at

The Cambridge Eastern Access consultation closes on 22 December and more information can be found at

Greater Cambridge Local Plan – the First Proposals 13th December deadline

Dear resident,

Don’t forget to comment on the first proposals for the Greater Cambridge Local Plan – consultation runs from 1 November to 13 December. This is a really important moment for our area, as the new plan will shape what is built, where and how, across Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire over the next 20 years.

The First Proposals set out where new homes, green spaces, business space and other facilities could be located across the area, as well as policies about climate change, biodiversity and much more. The Councils say that their aim is to reduce climate impacts while improving the quality of everyday life, and 19 new sites have been put forward for new housing and business space to meet local needs.

Visit for more details, including an interactive map and questionnaire, from 1 November to 13 December 2021. There will also be online and in-person events during the consultation period where you can find out more and have your questions answered by officers. Full details are on the webpage.

They are holding a number of online and in-person events during the consultation period, where planning officers will be available to answer questions. These include:

    • 4 November, 12-1pm: Online event: About the plan and how to comment. Join via Zoom, passcode 164536.
    • 10 November, 12-1pm: Online event: Explore the numbers for jobs and homes. Join via Zoom, passcode 466746.
    • 10 November, 6-8pm: Cambridge East Community Forum
    • 11 November, 12-1pm: Online event: Explore the sites and spatial strategy. Join via Zoom, passcode 390946.
    • 11 November, 4-7pm: In-person drop-in event: Clay Farm community centre
    • 13 November, 10am-1pm: In-person drop-in event: Melbourn Hub
    • 17 November, 12-1pm: Online event: Climate change and water. Join via Zoom, passcode 643381.
    • 17 November, 6pm: North West and West Cambridge Community Forum
    • 18 November, 4.30-7.30pm: In-person drop-in event: Cambourne Hub
    • 18 November, 6.30pm: North Area Committee
    • 19 November, 10am-12pm: Abbey People community coffee morning, Barnwell Hub
    • 20 November, 10am-12pm: In-person drop-in event: Barnwell Hub
    • 24 November, 12-1pm: Online event: Biodiversity and green spaces. Join via Zoom, passcode 482734.
    • 25 November, 12-1pm: Online event: North East Cambridge: the Area Action Plan and the Local Plan. Join via Zoom, passcode 400405
    • 25 November, 3-7pm: In-person drop-in event: Arbury Community Centre
    • 25 November, 6.30pm: West Central Area Committee
    • 27 November, 9am-12pm: In-person drop-in event: Great Shelford Farmers Market
    • 29 November, 7pm: South Area Committee
    • 2 December, 6.30pm: East Area Committee

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