CONTRIBUTION FROM A CONCERNED RESIDENT
LET’S CLEAN UP OUR ACT
The purpose of this ditty
Is to say – it’s such a pity
We let litter and poo bags despoil our ground.
It takes but a moment
To care for our environment
And transfer both safely to containers that abound.
We live in a lovely village
And each thoughtless spillage
Can easily be remedied one step at a time.
The birds will salute you
The creatures say thank you
And all can walk safely … without stepping in poo.
Message from the Regional Engagement Manager Anglian Water on GRAFHAM WATER
As you know we’ve been making plans to reopen safely and we know that many have been looking forward to getting back on the local trails. As we are now confident our reopening preparations are all in place, we’re very happy to let you know we will be reopening Grafham Water and our other water parks from Tuesday 2nd June.
However, there will be some changes across the park to make sure social distancing can be maintained, to protect visitors and our colleagues. Children’s playgrounds and sandpits will be closed. Cafes will be offering takeaway food and drink and toilets will be open. The cycle outlet is click and collect only to start with, but we’re asking people to check the Rutland Cycling website for more cycling information and to look at the park website as well: https://anglianwaterparks.co.uk/grafham-water
It is clear that there is still a long road ahead in respect of living with Covid-19 and it’ll come as no surprise that, as with all walks of our current lives, things will look a little different for some time to come. We will be monitoring the Government’s advice and the situation at our parks as the summer progresses, and will keep you updated on any changes we need to make.
Once again, thank you for your help and support.
Regional Engagement Manager
Anglian Water Services Limited
Lancaster House, Lancaster Way, Ermine Business Park, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 6XU
Firstly, the Parish Council offers its sincere apologies to all residents for the current problems with regard to emptying of the Dog Bins around the village. The Parish Council is working hard to resolve this issue as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, the Parish Council regret having to raise this issue again – BUT dog nuisance is becoming a problem again in various locations in the village. Please remove your dog faeces (poo) and carry a suitable bag for picking up and disposing of it. Remember, offenders may be issued with a fixed penalty notice of £100 or a fine of up to £1,000 if prosecuted under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
COVID-19 dedicated advice:
Impact on waste services:Due to the coronavirus outbreak and potential increases in staff sickness levels, some recycling and waste services may be impacted. This may result in general rubbish being prioritised, other services being suspended at short notice, such as organic waste, recycling or bulky waste collections.
The Parish Council is very pleased to announce that from 14th January 2020, a new Mobile Post Office will be making weekly visits to Great Paxton. It will be parked in The Bell Car Park, 50 High Street, Great Paxton, close to the Community Shop.
This is a travelling Post Office, located within a mobile vehicle which will bring Post Office products and services to the local community. The Mobile Service is provided directly from the vehicle which is carefully designed with a fully fitted Post Office counter inside which means customers will be able to carry out a wide range of Post Office transactions. There is a step into the Mobile vehicle, but an electronic tailgate is available to facilitate easy access for wheelchair users and those with disabilities. Please can I encourage you to use this new service.