Archive for 2017

Consultation on changing the governance on Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire and rescue Service

Message from the Chairman of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Fire Authority, Cambridgeshire County Councillor Kevin Reynolds:


Dear colleagues


You will be aware that the Police & Crime Commissioner (P&CC) for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, Jason Ablewhite, has recently launched a consultation about changing the governance of the Fire & Rescue Service in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.  He proposes that the Police & Crime Commissioner becomes the Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner and has overall responsibility for the governance of both Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Fire & Rescue Service and Cambridgeshire Constabulary.  The consultation can be found at the following link:


Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council are the statutory consultees in this process.  The County Council and Peterborough City Council will be considering their responses at their full Council meetings next Tuesday, 18th July, and Wednesday, 19th July respectively.   However, responses from all parts of the community are welcomed, and I would urge you to respond, and to encourage your residents, Parish and Town Councils to respond too.


The 17 Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority Members have met over recent weeks to examine the Police & Crime Commissioner’s consultation document, the Local Business Case, in depth.  At a special meeting of the Fire Authority yesterday, they finalised the attached response, evaluating the P&CC’s Local Business Case, which I hope you will take time to consider.  Please note that this response was unanimously approved by the Fire Authority Members, and crucially it questions and negates many of the arguments put forward by the Police & Crime Commissioner. 


I do hope you will take time to read it, and please feel free to incorporate any part of it if you respond to the consultation.  If you have any specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact either me or one of my Fire Authority colleagues directly.


Many thanks


Cambridgeshire County Councillor Kevin Reynolds

Chairman of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Fire Authority


Tel: 01480 496006



Boxworth Road Full Closure June 9th – 12th

As part of construction works the A14 Integrated Delivery Team need to install a plant crossing facility across the Boxworth Road.

This crossing point will allow them to take large plant vehicles carrying materials from the borrow pit directly down to the side of the A14 via a haul road. This will remove the requirement for these vehicles to travel along the Boxworth Road and the A14 itself.

In doing this they will be reducing the interface with vehicles travelling on these roads avoiding delays for road users and also reducing the potential of leaving mud/materials from the borrow pit on the road.

The crossing point itself will be located just north of the entrance to Yarmouth farm.

Although the crossing will be installed next weekend it is not likely to be utilised for several weeks and they will advise of the exact date when confirmed.

 When in service the crossing point will be operational between the hours of 7am and 7pm Monday- Friday and between 7am and 12 noon on Saturdays. This facility will be controlled by traffic signals which will be manually operated. During peak traffic flow hours which are deemed as 0730-0900 and 1530-1700 on weekdays, they will ensure that priority is given to normal road users and will not allow any convoy crossing on our haul road.

 The actual installation will require the closure of Boxworth Road for a period between 8pm Friday 9th June and 5 am Monday 12th June. Advance notice boards will be placed on the road advertising the closure and a signed diversion route will be in use. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained.

A14 monthly bulletin May 2017

The latest A14C2H newsletter is out now.

The newsletter can be accessed via the e-version below or on the Highways Agency’s website, under  ‘project media files’ tab.

Of particular note in this edition:

  • Summary of progress so far
  • Traffic management information for the next few months
  • Update on work to build the River Great Ouse viaduct

A14 Monthly Bulletin March/April 2017

March Activities

Section 1 & 2 – Alconbury to the East Coast Main Line

At Woolley Road south of Alconbury the first direction drill has been completed from the west side of the A1 to the east ready for the electricity service diversions.

Piling has been completed for the Grafham Road bridge over the A1 at Brampton and others are well on the way for the main structures, this will take the new A14 over the new alignment of the A1 south of Brampton Hut.


Eco Homes – workshop 9th May at South Cambs DC Cambourne

Open Eco Homes – SPEP workshop

South Cambs DC is running a workshop on how to set up an Open Eco Homes event in  parishes to inspire people to insulate their homes and make other home energy improvements. There will also be information on how to run a village energy day or a thermal imaging project. The workshop is part of their support for the Sustainable Parish Energy Partnership (SPEP). Everyone is welcome . The event will be in Cambourne on Tuesday 9 May from 7 to 9pm. More information will be available on the SPEP webpage in due course. Booking required.

Contact: Siobhan Mellon on or 01954 713395.


Triathlon event coming through Elsworth Sunday 19th March

We are Cambridge Triathlon Club. Based in Cambridge we have 200+ adult members and 150+ junior members from 8yrs old up 80!

We provide an environment for youngsters and adults to swim, cycle and run in a safe environment with help from coaches and peers (all volunteers) to help people get fit and have a fit and healthy life style.

The club has produced Olympians and world champions over the years and gives local people access to an environment which will help people to achieve their fitness goals.

The club is run on a membership basis with all of the coached sessions being subsidised by the club. We hold 2/3 cycle sessions a week, 2 run sessions, fitness sessions and 6 swimming sessions.


That’s where we come in.

In order to provide these services to the club, we the events committee hold events throughout the year to fundraise.

We run a kids triathlon, an adults triathlon and an aquathlon (swim/run), and last year we started this event…

Unfortunately we hold our adults triathlon at Mepal outdoor centre, which over Christmas was burnt down by arsonists….! So this has had to be cancelled.


So the event itself is a 25mile/40km off road cycling course which starts and finishes in Papworth (the village hall).

The Varrier Jones foundation kindly let us use their carparks at the back of the shops, we have a good local litter pick for them in exchange.

The event loop links Papworth to Hilton to Offord to gravely to yelling, which is where the yelling (they will be) WI put on a ‘feed station’ for us, providing bacon butties cakes and coffee. Last year they were raising for sport relief.

This is halfway on the course, or if you are doing the short course only 3 miles to go!. which heads back toward Papworth.

We then head through to Eltisley towards Caxton, then navigating cambourne, finally heading through Elsworth (enjoying the scenery) back up the big hill to Papworth hall.

At the hall we have Papworth running club, who are putting on coffee and cakes for before and after the event. They are using it as a local coffee morning to raise money for those who are running the London Marathon in 4 weeks time.

The event cost is £20 per adult and £5 for under 16s with an accompanying adult. people enter online or on the day at the sign in desk.

Currently we have around 75 people entered with people coming from as far as Birmingham and Kent!

Here is the British cycling link who provide us with full event insurance and full risk assessment.


There are route maps etc on the page for you to look at.


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