Meeting ID: 983 6371 2736
The Agenda can be found here
Following guidance from the Government the Tennis Court/MUGA on Egremont Road is open for sports use subject to following the conditions publised on the gate.
Breaches of the conditions may result in the area being closed again.
The public open spaces are open for excercise and recreation in line with Government guidelines. The Parish Council requires everyone using the open spaces to observe the goverment guidance on social distancing (.gov website).
Unfortunately, due to Government order, all of the play areas and the skate park are still closed until further notice to minimise the spread of coronavirus. As soon as we receive guidance from the Government about opening these facilities it will be reviewed.
If you or anyone in your household are displaying symptoms of coronavirus you must follow the guidance on self-isolating and not use the public open spaces.
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.
You can read the feasibility study here.
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?
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:
By phone: 03450 450 063
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.
The deadline to respond is Friday 27 September. See www.tinyurl.com/CPCALTP for further details.
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.
You can find all the information and submit any comments on the website here: www.scambs.gov.uk/elections/polling-district-review. The consultation is open until mid-August.
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 consultation runs until Monday 23 September 2019. You can find out more and comment at
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:
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.
Don’t forget that the deadline for consultation on the Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document is 29th July at 5pm. Click here to access the online consultation system or to download the consultation documents that can then be emailed or sent via post.
Some people have found it difficult to find where they can submit their comments online. You need to register and then click on the link for the SPD document. You can then submit your comments for each section (although you do not need to comment on all of them if you do not want to). Click here for an outline of what to do or see the image below.