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Parish Council elections Thurs 3 May 2018

posted Mar 16, 2018, 5:30 AM by Lois Dale

A new Parish Council will be elected on Thurs 3 May 2018.  Anyone wanting to stand for one of these dynamic, exciting and worthwhile positions should collect a  nomination form from The Parish Clerk or HDC for completion by Fri 6 April.  The Parish Clerk can be contacted on 01480 467209 or clerk@houghtonwytonpc.co.uk.
No experience is needed, just a bit of time, enthusiasm for your community and the ability to put up with the pedantry and penny-pinching of the Clerk!!!  Please come and collect a form from the Parish Office, St Mary's Centre, Chapel Lane

Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Result

posted Mar 2, 2018, 2:45 AM by Lois Dale   [ updated Mar 2, 2018, 5:22 AM by Site Administrator ]

Nearly half the electorate voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Houghton and Wyton Neighbourhood Plan on Thursday 1 March, despite the cold winds, ice and snow.

See a copy of the official declaration below or go to the Neighbourhood Plan page under Current Issues :  click here

Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Details

posted Jan 23, 2018, 8:06 AM by Site Administrator

The details of the referendum are on the SCHEDULE page of the NP website , click here SCHEDULE.

Neighbourhood Plan

posted Nov 30, 2017, 9:00 AM by Site Administrator

The last issues regarding the Neighbourhood Plan have been resolved and there is a proposed schedule for the final steps as follows:

Plan to go before HDC's Overview and Scrutiny Panel on 16 Jan 2018 and to HDC's Cabinet (for approval) on the 18 Jan 2108.

The selected date for the Referendum is the 1 March 2018

Watch this space for more details nearer the time.

Cambridgeshire Scrapbook

posted Sep 28, 2017, 5:18 AM by Site Administrator   [ updated Sep 28, 2017, 5:23 AM ]

I’m Mike Petty, the Cambridgeshire local historian, formerly of the Cambridgeshire Collection.

 For more than 20 years I have been compiling A Cambridgeshire Scrapbook. It comprises over 3,000 pages and more than 20,000 fascinating facts, features and (occasional) fallacies reported in Cambridge newspapers between 1897 and 1990. It is arranged week by week – so you can check to see what was hitting the headlines whenever you first took an interest in the area and how it has developed since then

It is free to read, free to download, free to use. Just search ‘Cambridgeshire Scrapbook’ on your computer or tablet.

 I have also put together scores of mini-scrapbooks including areas of Cambridgeshire. 

These Scrapbooks reveal some of the events that have helped shape the community of today and put the present in its context. They are not comprehensive but are worth a look.

They are free to read, free to download, free to use. Just search '[your parish] Scrapbook'

 To see the full range of Scrapbooks and other resources to help you discover our area just click ‘bit.ly/CambsCollection

It’s my way of saying ‘thank you’ for all the help folk have given me over more than 50 years of trying to discover something of this fascinating county.

I hope also it will draw attention to the resources of the Cambridgeshire Collection, which has been an essential part of Cambridge's public library since its establishment in 1855. Long may it continue to be freely available to folk of all ages and ability in the heart of the city that established and nurtured it.

Pidley Mountain Rescue

posted Aug 10, 2017, 12:10 PM by Site Administrator   [ updated Aug 10, 2017, 12:51 PM ]

Teddy bear parachute jump - This local charity is holding its fund raising day on Saturday 9 September and it looks like a lot of fun.
Click file below to see their flyer for details.

Local Plan Consultation

posted Jul 15, 2017, 5:06 AM by Site Administrator   [ updated Jul 15, 2017, 5:12 AM ]

Local Plan consultation now open until 16:30 25 August 2017  -  Huntingdonshire Local Plan to 2036: Draft Final Sustainability Appraisal 2017 
If you wish to comment follow link below.

Buses through Houghton & Wyton

posted Jul 10, 2017, 5:29 AM by Lois Dale   [ updated Jul 15, 2017, 5:19 AM by Site Administrator ]

Unfortunately we have just heard that Whippet are stopping many of their bus services from 3 September. 

This includes the 45 and 45A through the village and the 1A from St Ives to Cambridge and other buses serving St Ives and nearby villages. 

We are still in the process of arranging the Guided Bus Stop on the A1123; this is going to be expensive – if you are experienced in securing grant funding please get in touch. 

In the meantime, if you need lifts, especially for medical appointments, contact the Timebank on 01480 467209 / 07484 624180 or St Ives Volunteer Bureau on 01480 301462.  We will keep you all updated if there is any further news.

Whippet website: www.go-whippet.co.uk

The Thicket Cycle Track Order NOT confirmed

posted May 10, 2017, 4:56 AM by Lois Dale

Following the Public Inquiry in March the Secretary of State for Transport has considered the Inspectors report and decided that the disadvantages outweighed the advantages and therefore to NOT confirm the Cycle Track Order.  This Right of Way remains a footpath for now.  The Decision Letter and Inspector's Report are attached. 

Police Commissioners Newsletter

posted Mar 3, 2017, 7:01 AM by Site Administrator

The latest newsletter from the Police Commissioner is available .

To read click on file below.

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