UK Power Networks Upcoming Work and Drop In Session – Thursday 3rd August

UK Power Networks will be carrying out essential construction works in the local area, which involves installation of an underground 11kV cable from Sawston Primary substation, through the villages of Sawston and Babraham, to a connection point located adjacent to the A1307. This is to reinforce the local electricity network.

The works will commence in the next few days and will take approximately 6 months to complete, and will be carried out on UKPN’s behalf by McNicholas. The project should have no impact on your electricity supply. Should you experience a power cut at any time, please call the power cut helpline on 105.

There has also been a Q&A drop in session arranged for villagers to attend to answer any questions or queries you may have. Please feel free to come along to discuss and take a look at the proposed programme, cabling route, site plans, traffic movement and the affected areas, at:

The George Inn, 43 High St, Babraham, Cambridge, CB22 3AG between 3pm and 6pm on Thursday 3rd August 2017

If you can’t make the date above, there will an enquiry phone line set up before the works commence, or please email Julie Seal at

If you have any problems or queries concerning these works please do ring one of the following contacts/numbers:

Liam Bradley (Project Manager) 07799471896
Kevin McConville (Site Manager) 07557 232 827

UK Power Networks:
Ian Thirkettle (Project Manager) 07875 118982

Bin Collection Over Christmas

Please note that there are a couple of changes to bin collections over Christmas, in particular:

  • No green bin collection Monday 19th December (this is normal over winter)
  • Black bin collection bought forward to Thursday 22nd December (instead of Monday 26th)
  • Blue/green bin collection Tuesday 3rd January (instead of Monday 2nd)

For more information, and to view the collection schedule at any point, visit

Roadworks at Sawston

Highways will begin culvert lining works to 5 culverts along the A1301, Sawston Bypass on 17th October 2016 for around 6 weeks (subject to weather and unforeseen conditions).  Traffic lights will be in place during working hours.

Recycling Service : County Council Review

Cambridgeshire County Council are holding a public consultation on the future of their household recycling centres, Thriplow is our nearest. They are planning a series of cost cutting measures that will undoubtably affect the service. To this end they are holding a consultation exercise to gather your views. This runs until 26 September.

The questionnaire is on-line, takes just a few minutes and is your opportunity to have your say. Simply follow this link.

The consultation focuses on residents’ current use of the service and their thoughts on the options being considered – which range from closing sites; transferring them to charitable or voluntary organisations; reduction in hours and days of operation across all sites; charging for certain DIY waste streams; and limiting the use of sites to larger vehicles to deter trade waste use.

The consultation will run alongside surveys being undertaken by AmeyCespa on their behalf at all of the nine household recycling centres (HRCs) within Cambridgeshire (Alconbury, Bluntisham, Milton, March, St Neots, Thriplow, Whittlesey, Wisbech and Witchford) to ensure users of the service can have their say.

If you use the service then please respond.

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