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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).

 

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.

Cambridgeshire Community Foundation Innovation Fund Event

Date: 30 March 2017   Time: 10am to 12 noon
Location: Over community and conference centre, The Doles, Over CB24 5NW
www.supportcambridgeshire.org.uk/event/innovation-fund-network-event/

If you want to learn more about the Cambridgeshire Innovation Fund administered by Cambridge Community Foundation on behalf of Cambridgeshire County Council then please join us in South Cambridgeshire on the 30th March 2017.

A14 works – Alert from Highways England

Now that work activity has increased on the A14 improvement scheme please note that employees working on the scheme are not authorised to offer services door to door. Highways England and it’s delivery partners do not authorise any of its employees to cold call on residents to offer services.

 

If in doubt, as with any cold callers, do consider reporting  them to the police on the non-emergency contact number 101 (unless it is an emergency, in which case it would be 999)’

 

Community Car Scheme – New telephone number

CAMBOURNE COMMUNITY CAR SCHEME

From November 1st we have a new telephone number

07526 998 465

Our e mail address ‘cambournecarscheme@gmail.com’ is unchanged along with all other aspects of our service. We provide door to door transport for medical & social appointments for those unable to use public transport or when such transport cannot meet your needs.

All our drivers are locally based volunteers & give their time for free so please aim to give us a minimum of 48 hours notice before your appointment.

To book transport or just make an enquiry please ring our new number above or send an e mail. If we are not available at the time of calling we will return your call the same day.

If you have a few spare hours in the week we welcome new volunteer drivers to help. Please enquire without obligation as above.

Coordinators: Paul Belo/ Eric Cawkill

Macmillan Coffee morning result

The Macmillan Coffee morning in Elsworth held on Friday 30th September was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended.

 The event raised an amazing £855.14

 Many thanks to everyone for their efforts and for making it such a brilliant event!

Damaged manhole on Boxworth Road Elsworth

A manhole in the carriageway on Boxworth Road ( near No 50) has been damaged.  This belongs to Anglian Water and the company will be repairing the damage.  This may mean restrictions on the carriageway for a short period.

Carriageway resurfacing Elsworth and Conington Roads – Road Closures

Cambridgeshire County Council will be carrying out works to improve the road surface on both the Conington and Elsworth Roads between Fenstanton and Elsworth.

The work is planned to commence on the morning of Wednesday 8th of November 2016 and will take up to six working days to complete.

In order to facilitate these works it is necessary to put in place a temporary road closure during weekdays between the hours of 08:30 and 15:30. A full diversion route would be in place during this time although access will be maintained to properties at all times. A copy of this diversion route can be seen on the parish council noticeboard.

The above schedule; however, is subject to change in extreme circumstances

New national phone number for power cuts

On 6th September a new national phone number “105” will be launched by electricity network operators for customers to call should they need to report or get information about a power cut in their area.

 

Key points to note about this service are:

  • Dialling 105 will put customers through to their local electricity network operator – the company that manages the cables, power lines and substations that deliver electricity into homes and businesses in their area.
  • 105 is just one of the ways that customers can contact their electricity network operator. They can also contact them by phone or via their website, and most network operators are on social media too.
  • 105 is a free service for people in England, Scotland and Wales.
  • Customers can call 105 no matter who they choose to buy electricity from.
  • Customers can also call 105 if they spot damage to electricity power lines and substations that could put anyone in danger. If there’s a serious immediate risk, they should call the emergency services too.

 

A consumer awareness campaign will run from September through to next spring and will include PR, media advertising, social media and coordinated messaging through partner channels.

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