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:

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: or contact them directly Tel: 01223 416141 Text: 07852 699196 Email: 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
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His contact details are: St Neots Safer Neighbourhood Team
St. Neots Police Station, Dovehouse Close, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 1DS
Mobile: 07921-094801,

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 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.”

Parish Assembly – Tuesday 19th March – Hail Weston Village Hall – 7.30pm

Some Cambridgeshire Parish & Town Councils are lobbying for the removal of holding an Annual Parish Assembly. Hail Weston Parish Council (HWPC) see this as an important engagement event.

HWPC hold 11 parish meetings a year in which residents are welcome to attend and participate in the open forum, usually at the start of the meeting.

The Parish Assembly is a meeting held with no specific Council Agenda and provides an opportunity for residents to hear about what’s been happening, what next and a glass of wine!

2019_03_Parish Assembly

We will have a variety of village representatives from Groups, PCSO, PC Chair’s report, Cllr Ward Reports… do join us for an hour or so to hear about village matters next Tuesday 19th March in Hail Weston Village Hall from 7.30pm.

2018 – a roundup from the St Nicolas Church Restoration Group

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported the work of St Nicolas Church Restoration Group over the last twelve months.  What a year it has been, with some wonderful entertainment in the church – an Evening with David Fletcher from ‘Flog It’, a stunning violin concert where we all discovered just how versatile a violin can be, and unraveled the mysteries of ‘looping’, and finishing with another superb Trumpet concert at the end of November ,with John Barker.

The highlight of the year though must be the journey to Huntingdon on that beautiful vintage bus that Paul and Wendy Baker so kindly provided so that we could all attend the planning meeting in Huntingdon.  What a thrilling night that proved to be.  Since that meeting, we have sent in all the reports and documents that the Council requested, and hope to hear any day now that we have fulfilled all their requirements, and can move the restoration of St Nicolas to the next stage.


Thank you all for the wonderful support that you have given us so far.  It is a big project, and will not happen overnight, but every day is another step closer to completion, and we could not have got the project this far without you.


On behalf of everyone on the Restoration Group, I wish you all a very Happy Christmas, and best wishes for 2019.


Yours sincerely

Anne-Marie Hamilton


St Nicolas Church Restoration Group

An Evening With; Duos with a Difference on Saturday, 8th September 2018 St Nicolas Church, Hail Weston – 7 for 7-30 p.m

Duos with a Difference – poster

An Evening With;

Duos with a Difference
Violin & Electric Violin Concert
Steve Bingham: Violin, Electric Violin, Loops Brenda Stewart: Viola, Violin, Electric Violin
Saturday, 8th September 2018
St Nicolas Church, Hail Weston – 7 for 7-30 p.m.
Tickets £12.50 (including a glass of wine) available from;
• Anne-Marie Hamilton – 01480 212772
• Richard Winser – 07885 931100
• Mary Deacon – 01480 812363

All proceeds towards the St Nicolas Church Restoration