Cambs Road Safety Partnership [OFFICIAL]

Mike, from Cambridgeshire Speed Watch, has asked Glatton Village to publish the following survey information.

The Cambridgeshire Road Safety Partnership are undertaking a review of local Road Safety governance, strategy and delivery. To this end they have commissioned a survey to gain an insight in to the concerns, needs and desires of the people of the county. The survey is open for a relatively short period of time and they would like as many people as possible to complete it. To help with this, can you please:

* Complete the survey yourself
* Promote the survey as widely and as often as possible
* Forward this email on to anyone who can spread the survey even further, both within your Speedwatch teams and your friends and family within the county

The link to the survey, which closes on 6th February, is: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/33PW2/

Many thanks for your help in this matter,
Regards – Mike
Cambridgeshire Speed Watch

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Glatton Golf – The Paddington Challenge 2020

Our annual “Fun” golf day (The Paddington Challenge) will be held on Thursday 21st of May at Burghley Park Golf Club. First Tee will be 11:30am with coffee/tea & bacon roll before hand. As usual, it will be a 3-ball Texas Scramble with the emphasis on F-U-N. It’s always a fantastic day out and this is our 12th year! If you only ever played in this competition once, have never yet played or if you’re a regular then please come and join us. Golfers of all abilities (or no ability!) are all welcome. Cost is £38 per head (includes green fee, coffee/tea & bacon roll and £5 prizefund).

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New Year Lunch

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Have Your Say on Police Funding In Cambridgeshire

As we plan our budget for policing Cambridgeshire and Peterborough for 2020/21, Acting Police and Crime Commissioner, Ray Bisby is keen to understand your views on funding our police service.

Last year you told us you wanted to see more officers out in your communities. Thanks to your support for an increase in the policing part of your council tax, we have seen police officer numbers reach record levels in Cambridgeshire. An additional 50 officers were recruited with the aim of increasing visible neighbourhood policing as well as supporting a partnership approach to crime prevention.

Cambridgeshire is a safe county but police have to spend more time tackling the growing complexity of crimes such as domestic abuse, child sexual exploitation, modern day slavery and drug dealing known as ‘county lines’.

The government previously announced funding for 20,000 new officers across the country, 62 of which will join the force over the coming year. Although the cost for these extra officers is being met by the government, the existing 1,500 officers in Cambridgeshire and the infrastructure that supports them still needs maintaining and developing, which will bring cost pressures, not least from inflation alone.

In Cambridgeshire, police funding comes from two main sources: a central government grant (just over half) and the remainder from the policing part of council tax.

Whilst the nationally funded additional officers are very welcome, there are some challenging realities that we face. Our police force remains one of the lowest funded forces in the country and with the county’s population set to grow by 20% by 2031, we need to make sure our police service meets the needs of our growing communities.

The government will announce the amount by which the policing part of council tax can be raised in due course and the Commissioner will seek to follow that guidance.

As an indication, a 2% increase on a Band D property would equate to 37p per month.

I would be grateful if you could spare a moment or two to complete the Commissioner’s short survey.

A link to the survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WSNKQL7

The survey runs from Wednesday 8th until Monday 27th January 2020.

Views can also be given by telephone: 0300 333 3456 or by email: cambs-pcc@cambs.pnn.police.uk

Many thanks

Catherine Kimberley
Communications & Engagement Manager

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Race Night 2020

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New Bus Timetable

The 46A bus service is running again through the village via a DEWS mini bus.  Timetable below:  https://bustimes.org/…/46a-hampton-stilton-sawtry-the-alcon…

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46A – Hampton – Stilton – Sawtry – The Alconburys – Huntingdon – Dews Coaches – Bus Times

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Litter Pick 2019

Today (Saturday 19th October) 16 residents from Glatton donned their fluorescent jackets, picked up their litter pickers and set off round the village gathering litter.
Ninety minutes later they returned to the village hall with their respective collections of litter and received a bacon roll and warming cuppa as reward.

From within the village we gathered:

  • 15 sacks full of rubbish
  • 2 lengths of pipe
  • 4 used tyres
  • 1 traffic bollard!

Thank you Paul Williams for arranging the loan of the picking kit from the council and to Terry and Jane Brignall for organising the post event refreshments.
But most of all THANK YOU to the volunteers who turned out to take part.

Paul Cole – Chairman Glatton Parish Council

Photographs: Terry Brignall.

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Glatton Parish Council

It is the legal responsibility of all homeowners to keep their hedges cut back clear from all pedestrian footpaths so that the footpaths are safe for pedestrians to use.

If you spot any non-urgent highways problems, for example broken sign posts, pot holes, fly tipping etc. then please report these to https://highwaysreporting.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/

Thank you for your help with keeping Glatton safe and looking beautiful.

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Honouring our own D-Day Veteran – Roy Knight

Glatton’s tribute to our own D-Day Veteran, Roy Knight who served in the Royal Navy as a Landing Ship Commander that day.
Thanks for supporting our small tribute go to our County Councillor Simon Bywater, to Liza Nicholson for the wonderful flower arrangement in the shape of an anchor (& the number 75), to Freshlink for provision of their vehicle in stunning D-Day livery and its driver Mick Brewin, and of course to all who attended to thank Roy and contributed to the flowers (& Lambs Navy Rum!!).
Thank you Roy, we live our lives in freedom because of people like you.

Author: Terry Brignall
Photography: Terry Brignall.

N.B. 7th June 2019 – A Message from Roy & Audrey Knight
Roy telephoned this morning and asked that I publish his deep personal appreciation for events last evening. In Roy’s own words “I was so, so, so,so moved by everyones kindness and generousity”. Audrey echoed that view and also asked that her deep thanks were conveyed. There are lots of lovely messages for/to Roy & Audrey on the Facebook album, but perhaps Diane Smith summed it up best (see her post on Facebook). Thank you Diane for your lovely words. Thank you everyone.

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Chelsea Flower Show – D-Day 75 – France

We met at Alconbury at 05:30 a.m. with some cheeky banter and spirts high. Left 06:00.am.
Heavy traffic all the way to Chelsea.  Arrived 09:25 a.m and put in the holding area (Battersea Park) to be called across. Some skilled driving by the guys in some very tight places.

Behind the scenes at Chelsea flower show was very interesting, million pound gardens being ripped apart by diggers and very, very congested.

All loaded and done by 15:00 p.m. and a race to the boat at Portsmouth. All booked in and waiting for the ferry Mont St Michel to load on.

We arrive in Arromanche, Normandy, France.

The 6th June 2019 will be the 75th anniversary of the 1944 DDay Landings.
11th Armoured Division veteran Bill Pendell MM was chosen by D-Day Revisited to represent the Normandy veterans in this garden tribute and he was looking forward to attending the Chelsea Show in May. Sadly, Bill died on the 11th December 2018 aged 97.

 Thank you Lee Juniper for the update and photographs.

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