Please click here to see the original post about the proposal for traffic calming measures on Cambridge Road. The poll has now be reopened and you can vote until midnight on 24th December.
Please do not vote in the poll if you voted previously, your previous vote still counts.
Please note that we have measures in place to assist with making sure that there is only one vote cast per resident. Sorting through multiple votes is time consuming so we appreciate your help with making sure you have only voted once. Multiple votes may be excluded entirely and you may be blocked from voting again in the future so if you think that you have voted more than once by accident, please contact us to let us know.
The survey will be open for entries for 6 weeks, until Sunday 15th December.
We are looking for responses from people who use the bus and those that do not.
Surveys can also be completed over the phone by calling 07377 001512 (9am – 5pm Monday to Friday).
Everyone who completes the survey will have the choice to enter a prize draw to win £100 of high street shopping vouchers.
Respondents can indicate a willingness to be considered to attend a follow-up group discussion session.
Any personal information we collect to facilitate the selection of discussion group participants (name, email / telephone number) will be securely stored in accordance with GDPR and will not be shared with any third parties outside of our project delivery team, which consists of ITP and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.
NB: This poll was closed due to the General Election but has now been reopened until midnight 24th December to be discussed in the January Parish Council meeting.
The Hardwick Parish Council requests your feedback on proposed traffic calming and road safety improvements identified in a project feasibility study as part of a possible application for the Local Highway Improvement (LHI) Initiative.
In particular note the proposed “optimum solution”:
Installation of 4 sets of 2 bolt down rubber speed cushions at intervals not
exceeding 100m on Cambridge Road . Proposed locations from detailed design but to include the area covered by the advisory 20mph wig wags school safety zone with the first set south of the local shop to avoid issues related to on street parking. Include required hump warning signs as (4 no) on Cambridge Rd, Limes Rd and Egremont Rd.
Please indicate below if you are in favour of this proposal (YES, in favour; NO, against).
Are you in favour of the "Optimum Solution" proposed in the feasibility study?
NO (73%, 141 Votes)
YES (27%, 53 Votes)
Total Voters: 194
If you would prefer not to submit an answer online you may write to The Clerk:
Gail Stoehr (Mrs)
Clerk to Hardwick Parish Council
30 West Drive
Please note that this poll will close at midnight on 18th November 2019 to allow for analysis of results before the November parish council meeting.
Fly-tipping is the illegal disposal of waste. It can be anything from a bag of waste to a truckload. We have all seen abandoned items in the countryside, villages and towns. But leaving items by Household Recycling Centres, charity shops or by bins are all fly-tipping too. Around two thirds of fly-tips come from households, so it is crucially important that everyone understands their Duty of Care to avoid £400 fixed penalty notice or an unlimited fine.
Together with other partners in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Waste Partnership (RECAP), SCDC
have launched the S.C.R.A.P Fly-tipping campaign to help residents understand their responsibilities. Everyone should follow the S.C.R.A.P. code below to make the right choices when asking someone to remove unwanted items.
To help us deal with fly-tipping incidents efficiently, please report them to SCDC. Here’s how:
If you witness fly-tipping, call 999 to report a crime in action. Please do not put yourself in harm’s way.
When reporting fly-tipping, please note as many details as possible
• The exact location
• The size of the fly-tip
• The type of waste dumped
• The date and time you spotted or witnessed the fly-tip
• Photos of the fly-tip and fly-tippers if you have witnessed it
• The vehicle registration number and details
• The description of people involved
• The direction they were travelling
SCDC recently staged a mock fly-tip to raise awareness of the issue. You can watch their video and read their news release about this topic here.
SCDC have recently sent letters to all homes in the district to ask them to confirm the names of people who are eligible to register to vote. They need a response even if there are no changes to tell them about. Please follow the instructions on the letter to confirm the registration details for your household.
Below are South Cambridgeshire District Council proposals or reviews that are currently open for consultation or comment.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Local Transport Plan
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority is asking people to share their thoughts on the first Local Transport Plan for the Combined Authority area. The plan sets out a long term vision for how transport will be used to respond to current and future challenges and opportunities in the area.
Review of Polling Districts, Places and Stations
SCDC are running a consultation asking for views on the current arrangements for polling districts and polling places in South Cambridgeshire. We are particularly keen to hear of any accessibility issues with our stations, so that we might improve access for residents where possible.
Comment on Greater Cambridge’s aspirations for greener new developments
SCDC have published proposals to help make new housing developments as green as possible. The draft guide to sustainable design and construction will, when adopted, give house-builders a clear steer on what is expected of them to reduce the environmental impact of developments. This includes setting out the need to minimise carbon emissions, flood risks, pollution and pressure on water sources. This is all aimed at helping to ensure any development enhances the natural environment, leaving it in a better condition than before it took place.
The Met Office has issued a level 3 hot weather warning across Cambridgeshire – lasting until Saturday (27 July) morning. Temperatures are predicted to remain over 30 degrees over the next few days, with warm and humid conditions expected to continue overnight.
Hot weather can be uncomfortable for most people. However for the old, very young and those with an ongoing health condition it can have very negative effect upon their health. There some key actions people can take to reduce the ill effects of very hot weather.
If you know or work with these and any other vulnerable people who may be at risk of becoming unwell in high temperatures please check on them and take action to lessen the effects of the heat.
Here are some practical tips on how to stay cool and beat the heat:
Shade or cover windows that are exposed to direct sunlight during the day, and open windows at night when the temperature has dropped.
Drink plenty of water as sugary, alcoholic and caffeinated drinks, including tea and coffee, can make you more dehydrated.
Make sure you take water with you if you are travelling or out and about.
If you are working or going outdoors during the heatwave make sure you are protected with sun screen, and keep yourself hydrated by consuming plenty of water.
Walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a hat, if you have to go out in the heat.
Never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals.
Try to keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm.
Avoid physical exertion in the hottest parts of the day.
The Hardwick Village Plan highlighted concerns residents have about obstructed street lighting. The parish council is aiming to address any obstructions to lighting that is the responsibility of the parish council. However, most streets lights are the responsibility of the county council. The good news is that you can easily report any issues through their website and we warmly encourage you to do so; please do not assume someone has already reported it.
If you see a problem with a street light, road signs, pot holes, flooding, hedges and trees or any other highway issue you can report it by clicking here or searching for Cambridgeshire roadworks and faults.
If you have any issues with missed or lost bins, council tax or benefit issues, or environmental issues such as dog fouling, littering or abandoned vehicles they can be reported on by clicking here or searching for south cambs report it.