A428 Consultation – Highways England

Please be advised that the A428 improvement scheme formal consultation is now live, and will run between 3 June – 28 July 2019.

While brochures are available in Main Reception at Pathfinder House in Huntingdon, and in various public places, including; St Neots Customer Service Centre, and St Neots Library, Mr McCurdy requested that you be informed that the formal consultation has begun, and that you are forwarded a link to the consultation documents www.highwaysengland.co.uk/a428

For a complete guide to Highways England’s proposals, please access the ‘About’ tab, and scroll down to ‘Explore our proposals’; this includes the main consultation document, route maps and ‘fly through’ video https://highwaysengland.co.uk/a428-black-cat-to-caxton-gibbet-about/

While, as members of the public, you are encouraged to submit your own views to Highways England info@a428.co.uk, it would be useful if HDC could be copied in simon.rees@huntingdonshire.gov.uk to any Town and Parish Council views, so that the Council can be better informed.

Support for local residents with hearing loss from Cambridgeshire Hearing Help

Cambridgeshire Hearing Help provides NHS hearing aid maintenance services for local residents who face barriers to accessing mainstream NHS audiology services because they are older, frail, have other disabilities and/or live in rural areas.

The charity runs 43 free community-based NHS hearing aid maintenance drop-in sessions across the county. At these sessions they will clean and re-tube your NHS hearing aids, supply you with NHS hearing aid batteries, and offer information/advice about hearing loss. All you need to do is find out what days and times your local sessions run, and drop-in. You do not need to make an appointment. For more information please visit: https://www.cambridgeshirehearinghelp.org.uk/core-services/community-nhs-hearing-aid-maintenance-sessions/

They also provide free home/residential home NHS hearing aid visits for those who are housebound or in a residential homes. They will clean and re-tube your NHS hearing aids, supply you with NHS hearing aid batteries, and offer information/advice about hearing loss, in your own home. Please contact them to arrange a visit.

Other free services they provide include:
–  NHS hearing aid batteries by post
–  Hearing loss awareness-raising talks to community groups
–  Lip-reading classes in Cambridge & signposting to other classes
–  ‘Living Well with Hearing Loss’ workshops for those with a newly acquired hearing loss
–  Peer support & signposting to other peer support groups
–  Rewarding volunteering roles

Visit their website for more information: www.cambridgeshirehearinghelp.org.uk or contact them directly Tel: 01223 416141 Text: 07852 699196 Email: enquiries@cambridgeshirehearinghelp.org.uk Office opening hours: Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 1.30pm (closed bank holidays)

PCSO encourages methods of keeping informed/reporting

Richard Braddick, PCSO 7101
Richard Braddick recently attended Hail Weston Parish Council Assembly he enquired if residents were signed up to E-cops
Register here https://member-registration.neighbourhoodalert.co.uk/108/Join

His contact details are: St Neots Safer Neighbourhood Team
St. Neots Police Station, Dovehouse Close, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 1DS
Mobile: 07921-094801, Richard.braddick@cambs.pnn.police.uk

He encouraged all to report any suspicious activity/crime – citing issues on Ford Road, including deposits of small silver cans to suspicious vehicles.

101 for urgent calls, 999 for urgent response alternatively Reporting non-emergencies online. To view the online reporting section of the constabulary’s website visit www.cambs.police.uk/report/. The live webchat function is available by clicking on the green icon on the bottom right of the page.

In October last year (2018) Cambridgeshire Constabulary re-launched their website with added functionality to report non-emergencies via specially designed forms or a live webchat.

The live webchat option enables people to communicate directly with a member of staff in the control room, just as would be the case when calling 101. Online forms are processed in the same way as a call and the person reporting can expect a response within 24 hours.

Due to the high level of demand there are often queues when calling 101. Reporting online is quick, easy and free of charge.

Superintendent James Sutherland said: “In the digital age people are doing more and more online. I’m pleased that our website now has increased capability to allow people to contact us in this way.
The system went through a thorough testing process and has been used successfully thousands of times since being introduced.

“Feedback from a recent survey suggested that some people wanted to communicate directly with a person rather than submitting an online form. The webchat function allows people to do exactly that.
Report submitted online are treated in the same way as when people call 101 and will receive the same outcome.”

Hail Weston cyclist in Tour of Britain

Young local cyclist, Jacob Hennesey, is holding his own against pro riders in this week’s 2017 Tour of Britain as one of 6 riders chosen for the Great Britain cycling team.

20 year old Hennesey has completed each stage of the tour so far and is competing with well-known riders including Brits Mark Cavendish and Geraint Thomas. In stage 2, over 212Km, he placed 56th out of 119 cyclists.

See the Tour results here.

Jake took up racing with St Neots cycle club in 2015. Congratulations, a fantastic achievement!