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Guilden Morden – Foot & Drink Festival

Saturday, 5th October, St Mary’s Church – 10AM – 2PM

Meet your MP – Cafe Surgeries

During August, Heidi Allen MP will be visiting a number of cafes and pubs in South Cambs, so constituents can pop along to say hello, share their views or raise a concern.

Please do come along and talk to me if you are free.

 

Meet Your MP Poster Cafe surgeries 3rd August (002) (2)

Crime Prevention Advice – Home security Advice

Recent Police reports received have highlighted a slight increase in outbuilding and shed being broken into in rural areas around Bassingbourn Village.

The Neighbourhood Policing Team would like to take this opportunity to offer some security advice to assist residents in keeping their personal items safe and secure were possible;

Garages and shed are often full of expensive tools, which are ideal for breaking into your homes.

Never leave any outbuildings unlocked, especially if it is a connecting door to the home, whereby a burglar can get in and not be seen.
Fit additional strong locks/ padlocks and make sure doors are strong enough not to be kicked in. ensure any ladders are locked away and not left lying around or down the side of the main home. Ensure brackets are internal and not exposed bolts or screws that can easily be undone. Consider use of a steel box fitted to the floor of to secure larger tools.

Side gates and excess points are locked and secured.

Boundaries of your property have strong fences or plant some thorny hedges to the front, (but don’t let them grow too high 1-1.5mtr in height) so passers-by can see the front of your home but not inside your property.

Alarms are useful and more residents seem to be installing these alongside CCTV cameras, most new ones can be viewed on your mobile devices.

Some other links to security measures can be found on the following;
www.Immobilise.com / www.creproducts.co.uk / www.smartwater.com / www.crimereduction.gov.uk/publicity_catalogue

Plus look at your local Neighbourhood watch scheme’s which you can find through your local parish council or on line at www.neighbourhoodwatch.uk.com

Stay safe and keep you items secure
Regards South Cambs safer Neighbourhood Policing Team

Annual Parish Meeting 2019

The Annual Parish Meeting will be on the 15 April 2019 in the Village Hall.

All residents are invited to attend. If you would like a topic to be discussed please contact the Clerk by the end of March.

 

Collection days for Refuse & Recycling

Location – Guilden Morden.
Collection Day – Wednesday (Week B) starting 1st March 2017

Paper caddies will continue to be collected up to and including Friday 8 December 2017.

From Monday 11 December 2017, they will no longer be collected, and from that date paper should be placed directly into the blue bin.

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20/12/2017 : Black Bin
29/12/2017 : Blue Bin (FRI)
05/01/2018 : Black Bin (FRI)
11/01/2018 : Green & Blue Bins
17/01/2018 : Black Bin
24/01/2018 : Blue Bin
31/01/2018 : Black Bin
07/02/2018 : Green & Blue Bins
14/02/2018 : Black Bin
21/02/2018 : Green & Blue Bins
28/02/2018 : Black Bin
07/03/2018 : Green & Blue Bins
14/03/2018 : Black Bin
21/03/2018 : Green & Blue Bins
28/03/2018 : Black Bin

 

For further information, call our waste and recycling service 03450 450 063 Monday to Saturday 8am – 8pm.

Who to contact in case of flooding and riparian owner responsibilities

Cambridgeshire County Council has been engaging with residents that experienced flooding recently, and many have asked if we could provide them with contact details for who to call in a flood emergency, along with information on riparian owner responsibilities for those living next to watercourses.
The County Council strongly believes that this will help residents be more prepared for future flood events, and be more aware of their roles maintaining watercourses.

Click here for who to contact in a flood emergency.

Click here for information on riparian owner responsibilities.

Bonfires

A bonfire can be a convenient way of getting rid of a large amount of waste. If a bonfire is the most practicable way to dispose of dry garden waste (for example, diseased plant material that cannot be composted) please

  • Be considerate and warn your neighbours – so that there are no complaints.
  • Avoid lighting the fire in unsuitable weather conditions, smoke hangs in the air on damp, still days and in the evening. If it is windy smoke may be blown into neighbours’ gardens and across roads.
  • Avoid burning at weekends and on bank holidays when people want to enjoy their gardens.
  • Avoid burning when air pollution is high.
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    Click on the links below to see

    Survey results from The Wildlife Trusts

    and

    Management Plan for Tween Towns Wood

Letters from Ofcom

A survey was carried out by the Parish Council last year on the availabilty of mobile phone signals within the village. The responses from Ofcom are published below:

Letter from Ofcom to Barry Holme re mobile phone signal in Guilden Morden
Letter to Andrew Lansley from Ofcom re mobile phone signal in Guilden Morden

Cambridgeshire Mencap

Would you like to make a difference to the life of a child or young person with learning disabilities in your area?

Cambridgeshire Mencap is looking for volunteers for its Family Support and Befriending Schemes. Our schemes match volunteers with children and young people with learning disabilities, to enable them to socialise or just to give their families a break. It only takes a few hours of your time and it really does change lives.

We think our volunteers are exceptional and you could be too! We give training and support, but it’s the young people who make it all worthwhile. Rob said "I’m so glad I got in touch about volunteering. If you’re thinking about volunteering; just do it, you’ll never regret
it.”

Like to know more?

Contact Pat Scott on 01223 883 140 or email
pat@cambridgeshiremencap.co.uk

Cambridgeshire Trading Standards

Cambridgeshire Trading Standards’ web pages provide information about how to get advice on a consumer issue and how to report concerns to them; advice is given on the most common problems they come across including scams and rogue traders. The web pages tells residents about the issues that are currently being tackled, linking to their most recent articles to help them avoid the problems that other people in the County are encountering. Visit their pages at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/consumer.

They also have business pages which provide information on how to seek business advice on trading law issues which might be relevant to small businesses operating locally. The link to those pages is www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/trading

 

The Localism Bill