Waste Collection Arrangements: Christmas & New Year

During the Christmas and New Year holiday periods waste collection days will change.
All residents will receive a bin hanger at the beginning of December to advise of the changes that apply to Great Paxton. These are also set out below for you to note.

Normal Change to
Monday 23 December Saturday 21 December
Tuesday 24 December Monday 23 December
Wednesday 25 December Tuesday 24 December
Thursday 26 December Friday 27 December
Friday 27 December Saturday 28 December
Monday 30 December Normal day of collection
Tuesday 31 December Normal day of collection
Wednesday 1 January Thursday 2 January
Thursday 2 January Friday 3 January
Friday 3 January Saturday 4 January

Residents can also download their collection calendar via www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/bins

Public To Have Their Say on Bus Reform In Cambridgeshire

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority is to launch a public survey on bus services as part of an ongoing radical reform of its bus network. From November 4th, there will be an opportunity to participate in a survey to canvas public views on Cambridgeshire and Peterborough bus services, how they can be improved, what you think is working and what could be improved through a series of focus groups. The survey can be completed online or by phone.

Respondents will be asked to comment on current levels of satisfaction with bus services and their support for a range of suggested improvements including more frequent services, an expansion of the bus network and new routes. Other ideas for improving services include greater use of technology such as driverless shuttles and more use of alternative fuels such as electric buses.
The results of the survey with the public will be used as an evidence base for what needs to change, which will be taken forward by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Authority and developed into a plan for how to improve the bus network.

The survey is open until Sunday 15th December 2019 and can be accessed via this link – www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/FutureBus/
Responses are requested from people who use the bus and those that do not. Surveys can also be completed over the phone by contacting ITP on 07377001512. (9am – 5pm Monday to Friday). A summary of the survey results will be shared on the CPCA website in early 2020. Everyone who completes the survey will have the choice to enter a prize draw to win £100 of high street shopping vouchers.
Respondents can indicate a willingness to be considered to attend a follow-up group discussion session.

“Get involved in the Big Conversation” about how we shape our NHS

Local residents are being encouraged to have their say on the future of local NHS services as part of The Big Conversation.

Funding for healthcare across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is under pressure. More people are using NHS services locally and resources are limited. At the moment, the local NHS is buying more than it can afford which means that some difficult decisions need to be made about the services it can afford to provide in the future.

The Big Conversation has been created to help Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), who buy the healthcare services in the local area, to understand what is most important to the local community. Feedback received will be used to create a set of principles that will inform our future plans and help shape our local NHS.

Local residents can give their feedback by attending one of the events taking place across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough during October and November. Or, by completing a short survey online at https://bit.ly/NHSBigConversation

Find out more about The Big Conversation and local events online bit.ly/NHSBigConversation”

Message From Your County Councillor: E-Permit Scheme For Recycling

From October 2019, you will need an e-permit to dispose of household waste at any of the nine CCC Household Recycling Centres using a commercial-type vehicle or any trailer in excess of 1.5m length (excluding the towing mechanism) or 570 litre capacity. E-permits are free of charge and will only be issued to Cambridgeshire residents on a per household basis. The e-permit allows a maximum of 12 visits to a site within a 12 month period. If you use up your allowance, you will have to wait until the 12 month period has passed to renew your e-permit.
A vehicle that requires a permit and is towing a trailer of any accepted size will count as two visits if they both contain waste.

Residents without internet access can obtain a permit by telephoning 0345 045 5207.

To apply for your free e- permit go to https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/waste-and-recycling/household-recycling-centre-e-permit-scheme/

County Councillor Mrs Julie Wisson

Offord D’Arcy Eel Screens – Ouse Valley Way

Works at the Anglian Water Offord Water Treatment Works have been postponed until the Autumn. Exact dates for commencement and duration of the project will appear on this website when the Parish Council has been advised by Anglian Water. Until then, click on the following link to view the sign that will be displayed on the walking route in the coming weeks to inform residents and visiting walkers of the planned works.

UPDATE: Anglian Water will commence works on site at the Offord D’Arcy Intake this week. The footpath past the works will remain open until the 28 October 2019.

2019-02-offord-map

A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Improvements: Ground Investigations and Surveys

Highways England has updated the Parish Council on progress on the A428 Improvement Scheme. They will shortly be carrying out a programme of ground investigations and surveys along the new route. These will give engineers a clear picture of the type of soils, rock and groundwater along the route of the proposed dual carriageway.

A map showing the broad area where investigations will take place is included in the attached guide which explains the role of ground investigations and surveys and their importance to the project.

As the work may be visible to those living and working in the area, it was felt important to share details with local residents, especially since there is the potential for some of the drilling equipment to be noisy for those living within a few hundred metres of the work.

Should you wish to know more detail on where and when Highways England are working, and what they are doing, you can find these on their website

www.highwaysengland.co.uk/a428. BED19_0144 A428 Ground investigations leaflet