More News from Hardwick Parish Council

Hardwick Parish Council Report January 2018

The meeting opened with an open session where there were concerns about the additional details of a cycle/footpath from Sadlers Close through to the development proposed for Grace Crescent.

The Parish Council knew nothing more than the red line marked on the plans but was equally concerned that the path would be shared with a current in-use farm track.

Primary Healthcare provision for Hardwick continues as Martin Cassey has delivered another briefing paper to Heidi Allen recently.

The PC has been notified about improvements to street lighting in Hardwick as part of the details using S106 money from new developments. However the £15,000 designated for upgrades and addition to current lighting to benefit the south of the village, where the development will be, has now been allotted for improvements to the WHOLE village. The PC voted to hold onto this £15,000 for Main Street improvements only, but would welcome SCDC upgrading to LED lighting for the rest of the village.

There has been a request by a resident for speed stickers for wheelie bins for some roads in the village. The PC will obtain quotes for 30 and 40mph stickers, 4 per household for St Neots Rd, Cambridge Rd and Main Street.

Caxton PC will be borrowing the Speedwatch equipment for a fee of £500 while not in use by us at present. We cannot find volunteers to run it ourselves, should anyone be interested and be free during busy morning and afternoon times please contact the clerk.

Elections for District Council and Parish Council seats will take place on 3rd May 2018. The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on 17th April 2018 and the PC meeting for May on 15th May 2018. The Parish Council warmly welcomes new applications to join the council.  There are a total of nine seats available.

The gas is due to be disconnected on the corner of St Neots Rd  on 31st January.

The Playparks next step of improvements is complete and the additions to the  park on Egremont Rd look wonderful. The PC would like to commend Clare McGowan and her team for their tireless work to complete this second stage.

A new perspex panel is needed for the bus stop on St. Neots Rd opposite Millers Way.

The next meeting is the Budget meeting on Tuesday 6th February at 7pm.

Jane Humphries

 

 

News from Hardwick Parish Council

Parish Council meeting November 2017

Hill the developers attended the meeting and gave an update on the proposed 98 dwellings for behind Grace Crescent and the late addition of a cycle way and footpath through to Sadlers Close. It is possible work on the houses may start in late Summer or Autumn 2018.

A new wider gate for triple buggies will be fitted to the play park on Egremont Rd alongside the next phase of the upgrade which is due between mid December and the first week of January.

Steve Rose will take on the role of webmaster while the role is vacant.

The consultation for the new bus route must be filled in by January and the PC will write a response in the interest of the route for the benefit of the residents of the village.

Speedwatch volunteers are needed again, training by the police takes an hour and a half, 3 are needed at any time to operate the scheme.

The Hardwick Village Plan will publish a presentation of the results of the village survey within 6 months.  Every household will get a copy which will contain photographs and some village history.

Jane Humphries

Parish Council meeting December 2017

Paper caddies will not now be emptied by the refuse collectors and all paper should be put in the blue bins.

Street lighting will be improved with money from S106 through new developments. All the sodium lights (yellow) on St Neots Rd and Cambridge Rd will be replaced with new design LED ones. We will be the first parish to have the new greater spread lights.

Heidi Allen is to lend her support to getting a healthcare provision in Hardwick. Martin Cassey has been attending meetings on transportation around Cambridge with regard to the village minibus scheme that is planned.

The PC took a vote after a discussion on its response to the consultation on the bus route from Cambourne to Cambridge. There were 7 votes, 4 votes for route C and 3 votes for route B with the Park and Ride being preferred at Scotland Farm.  A letter was sent to the Greater Cambridge Partnership.

Residents are encouraged to reply individually to the taxi permit consultation.

The area around the back of the scout hut will be cleared of all the rubbish and furniture in the next month.

Budget meeting will be held on February 6th 2018.

Jane Humphries