South Cambs District Council Joint Community Safety Event and Zero Carbon Communities Workshop – Sat 7 March

Where: South Cambs District Council, South Cambs Hall,  Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, CB23 6EA

When: Saturday 7th March

09.30am- 12.30pm – Community Safety Event

Do you want to explore ways in which community-led action can reduce vulnerability to crime and anti-social behaviour in your community?

Come along and hear from others, sharing what works for them. Develop ideas and find out about available support.

1.30pm-4.30pm – Zero Carbon Communities Workshop

Interested in finding out how your community can tackle climate change?

Speakers from:

  • Cambridge Carbon Footprint / Cambridge Sustainable Food / Cambridge Council for Voluntary Service

Learning from other Parish Councils:

  • Calculating your carbon footprint / Aiming for carbon neutrality through tree planting
  • Setting up an electric bike scheme / Grant funding up to £15k

Bins during stormy weather – advice from District Council

According to the Met Office, Thursday and Friday will see spells of heavy rain, strong winds and further snow for parts of the UK with several severe weather warnings in force, before Storm Dennis brings further very wet and windy weather this weekend.

Here is some advice on helping to ensure your bins remain upright and do not get blown onto paths or roads during heavy winds.

  • Try and keep the time your wheelie bins are left out to a minimum. Put them out as late as you can on your collection day. Bins need to be put out by 6am on your collection day
  • Where possible, place bins next to hedges or walls to maximise shelter from strong winds
  • Place bins in ‘banks’ next to your neighbour’s bins as this can help prevent them from tipping over
  • Where possible, try to place bins so they are easily visible and accessible for our crews, but not right next to the road
  • Please be a vigilant, friendly neighbour and keep an eye out for any bins that have been tipped over by strong winds or are isolated
  • After your bin has been emptied, please retrieve it and store it securely (such as in a garage, shed or garden) as soon as possible

Road Closure – High Street (Wych), 29th January for 7 days

High Street between Sawston Road and the A505 junction, known as the Wych, will be closed from 29th January for approximately 7 days. Diversions will be in place, access will be maintained so far as practicable for normal vehicular use to/from residencies along the road, and access will always be maintained for emergency services. On the weekend of 2-3 February, works will be undertaken which will effectively block the junction onto the A505 at Brentditch End.

The work is being performed by the John Henry Group on behalf of the University of Cambridge Granta Backbone Network.

 

Sawston Fun Run – Sunday 13th May

This year’s Sawston fun run will take place on Sunday 13th May between 9am and 12pm. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.sawstonfunrun.co.uk/. Please note that there will be road closures due to the event – in particular Babraham Road will be closed in Sawston meaning that villages will not be able to use this route. More information and a map is available on the website.

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