Village Eyesore

Gas works, which are a necessary prerequisite for demolition of the eyesore, are underway with the layby outside closed for a few days. The section of the building nearest Cambridge Road has been demolished. Unfortunately the gas contractor has discovered a problem which will force a delay in the disconnection of the gas supply of about 6 weeks whilst a particular piece of equipment is sourced and delivered to site.

Officers at SCDC are in direct contact with the respective parties. Rest assured that every effort is being made to remove this blight on our village once and for all.

Grenville Chamberlain

District Councillor

Hardwick

August Parish Meeting Report

The meeting was held in the Sports and Social Club with 6 councillors and about 20 residents attending. During the public session at the start of the meeting residents and councillors shared their views on the proposed routes for the Cambourne to Cambridge bus way but as there is still no more or new information on a decided route this item will appear again on next month’s agenda.

A report was read out from District Councillor Chamberlain, who was at a meeting about the bus way in Comberton, outlining the proposed Park and Ride sites and bus routes emphasizing the disarray that the local government is in at the moment over these decisions.

The Parish Council encourages residents to visit the following websites and read all the information available to help their decision making during the public consultation easier.

· https://www.greatercambridge.org.uk/news/cambourne-to-cambridge-better-bus-journeys-schemeupdate/

· https://cambridgecredibletransport.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/llf_better-bus-route-overview-finaldraft.pdf

· http://scambs.moderngov.co.uk/documents/s97870/A428%20Appendix.pdf

Unfortunately the current webmaster, Robert Cassey, who has transformed the village website is retiring from the position so we are searching for anyone else who feels that they could help the village with their skills. It might be a student, retiree or anyone in between! It is a paid position up to about £600/year. Please contact the clerk at hardwickpc@lgs-services.co.uk. We thank Robert for a great job.

Meeting closed at 9.25pm