Anti-social behaviour reporting

Dear residents,

If you witness any anti-social behaviour in the village, please make sure you report the event to the Police (999), the day you have seen/experienced it happening. This is really important – else a lack of reporting puts the Village as low priority on the Police radar, which means less oversight from them for our village.

Interested in playing Tennis?

Dear residents,

If you are enthusiastic about tennis, and interested in making use of the current tennis courts in the Village, found along Egremont Road, please inform the Parish Council of your interest asap.

Should there be enough interests in forming such a group, the Parish Council will then look into resurrecting the facilities for playing tennis.

Please also get in touch if you are interested in being a volunteer for helping out with the above.

Village Play Areas and Skate Park

Updated 13/5/2020

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.

Government Coronavirus Advice

NHS Coronavirus Advice

EXTENDED: Feedback on proposed solutions for traffic calming and safety improvements on Cambridge Road, Hardwick

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?

  • NO (73%, 141 Votes)
  • YES (27%, 53 Votes)

Total Voters: 194

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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
Highfields Caldecote
Cambridge
CB23 7NY

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

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:

Online: www.scambs.gov.uk/environment/envirocrime
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.

Voter registration – annual audit

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.

Have your say on SCDC proposals

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
https://www.scambs.gov.uk/sustainable-design-and-construction-consultation