Chapel End – the new footway has been installed and the Parish Council are working with the County Council to try and improve the drainage issues along this stretch of road.
Trees – Network Power are carrying out work within the village to remove branches that are obstructing their wires
Jubilee Wood – A woodside arbour has been jointly funded by the Parish Council and Great Gidding Charity to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the planting of the wood.
Recreation Ground – The plaque to commemorate the Fields in Trust Queen Elizabeth II Field status has been received and arrangements to site it are being made. The Parish Council have applied to the HDC Community Chest Fund for a grant to improve the play equipment.
Potholes – to report potholes and other highway faults (inc pavements) contact Cambridgeshire County Council telephone 0345 045 5212 or use the website report system at www.cambridgshire.go.uk/transport/roads/reportingafault.htm They need information on where the problems are and your input would help them.
Buses – if you use public transport please look out for details of the Huntingdonshire Association for Community Transport service on www.hact-cambs.co.uk or 01480 411114
Recycling – the clothing bank situated in the Village Hall car park has produced £119.85 in recycling credits for the Parish – this has been set aside for a suitable project within the village. Thank you to everyone who uses this resource which has great benefits to all concerned.
Dog Fouling Legislation – The rules are important to you if you own a dog or you are concerned about dog fouling in public places. A public place means land to which the public has access within built up areas which includes roads with a speed limit of 40pmh or less – footpaths, open spaces, parks, school playing fields, cemeteries etc.
Rights of Way – If parishioners wish to report a problem on a path, then please call the Contact Centre on 0345 045 5212 or use the website issue report system at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/transport/roads/reportingafault.htm. Using this system records the issue directly on to their database and allows officers to concentrate on resolving issues
Street Lighting The County Council in partnership with Balfour Beatty will be replacing the lanterns on street lights to a white light – firstname.lastname@example.org or 0800 7838 247
BroadbandConnecting Cambridgeshire website aims to keep everyone informed and the connecting Cambridgeshire programme team can be contacted at email@example.com.
Green Heart Community Awards – Congratulations to Michael Trolove who was awarded runner up Green Champion of the Year at Huntingdonshire District Council, Green Heart Community Award Ceremony on 15th June at the Burgess Hall, St Ives
Parish Council Office open Monday and Thursday 1200 – 2pm in the Village Hall Telephone 293068 (answerphone out of hours) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Alexander (Chairman) 62 Main Street 293315
Robin Hayden Warren House, Main Street 293360
Paul Hodson 17 Chapel End 293782
Chris Howden 9 Main Street 293679
Rachel Giddens 47 Main Street 293277
Michael Trolove 87 Main Street 293591
Lydia James (Vice Chairman) Manor Farmhouse 07962099922
District Councillor Darren Tysoe email@example.com 01480 388310
District Councillor Dick Tuplin firstname.lastname@example.org 01487 834156
County Councillor Simon Bywater email@example.com 07984637553
Huntingdonshire’s Draft Local Plan to 2036 Consultation is open until 26th July details available http://consult.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/portal
Crime – Non emergency call 101 as all information, however minor, is helpful to the Police. For emergencies, when you require immediate assistance, dial 999
A prescription service is provided from Wellside Surgery, who will deliver your medication for you to collect from the village shop.
Mobile Library Route H18 – 3rd Thursday every month, Recreation Ground entrance, Winwick Road 12.40 – 1pm – Open to everyone, free to join with a wide range of books for all ages, including large print and audio books. Access to all library service stock on request with on-line requests delivered to your mobile library and items accepted for return from any library.
Mobile Post Office – Chapel End Monday 9.30 – 11.30am, Tuesday – Friday 9.30 – 11 am (excluding bank holidays)
Community Involvement Would you like to be involved in helping maintain and improve the village or have an idea that would benefit the community? There are various organisations within the village who would welcome your help – contact details are available on noticeboards, parish news and on the web www.thegiddings.org.uk
The management committee of the village hall and recreation ground meet on the second Monday of the month in the village hall at 7pm and are looking for new members to join them.
Parish Council meetings are held in the village hall at 7.30pm, usually on the third Tuesday of the month – please check the noticeboard for details and come along.
Stay independent, safe and well – Your Life, Your Choice adult social care road show 6 – 31st August at Sawtry Library. www.yourlifeyourchoice.org.uk provides information or tel 0345 045 5202