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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.

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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 siobhan.mellon@scambs.gov.uk 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.

 

www.cambridgetriathlonclub.com

 

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.

 

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/155697/The-Bridleway-Basher-2017

 

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

 

Planning Open Day. Monday March 20th South Cambs DC Offices Cambourne

There is a Planning Open Day on Monday 20th March from 1pm-5pm at our Cambourne offices for residents and small businesses.

The Planning Service will be opening its doors to residents offering free advice and tips for anyone wanting to extend or alter their homes. The event is aimed at people who want to undertake a project but don’t know where to start.

The Planning Service recognises that in general people put in very few applications in a lifetime and they want to help demystify the planning process.

The day will include:

  • drop-in planning & building regulation clinics,
  • tours of the department,
  • an opportunity to find out more about what’s happening around the district, self build, neighbourhood planning and the local plan.
  • A programme of talks and seminars.

They will also have the mobile exhibition showing the A14 scheme and plans for the recently launched A428 road improvements on display.

A similar event will be happening at Cambridge City Council in the morning (9am-12noon in the Guildhall).

 

Elsworth Jubilee Club Outing To Blenheim Palace 1st June 2017

ELSWORTH JUBILEE CLUB OUTING to

BLENHEIM PALACE, WOODSTOCK, OXFORD

THURSDAY 1ST JUNE 2017

LEAVE BUS SHELTER  SMITH STREET  ELSWORTH

9 O’CLOCK

Return journey home commences 4.30 pm

Palace, Park & Gardens and Coach Fare OAP £22-90

Adult £25-30           Child (up to 16) £12-90

For further information and booking form please contact:

BETTY  01954 267470    OR RITA  01954 267342a

Parking enforcement. Police set up a new on line contact

Cambridgeshire Constabulary has launched a new parking initiative.

Residents are now able to report parking enforcement issues using the link below. Chief Inspector Sutherland said: “The information that you give us will go directly to me and will help me build up a picture of the exact hot-spots for parking issues. I have set up an online web-page were you can report concerns about parking.  The information that you give us will go directly to me and will help me build up a picture of the exact hot-spots for parking issues.  I will then use this information on targeted ‘crack-down’ days.  There is some good evidence that crackdown days work in other areas of policing so we are going to try it for parking.  For obvious reasons I won’t be publicising the dates of the crackdowns in advance but I will update you by e-cops, twitter and face-book once we have completed a crackdown day and what we found.” ​

The web page is live right now and you can find it here: http://tinyurl.com/SouthCambs-Parking.  Inspector Sutherland is not pretending that this will solve all parking problems, however he believes that it strikes the right balance between dealing with parking concerns and the other important work that the police do.

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