January Full Council

The first Full Council meeting of 2016 was held on Monday 18th January. A minute silence was held to reflect on the passing of John Dunn, who served on the Histon ward for just over 3 years. This meeting has particular note as one of the main items was setting the Precept for 2016-17. Click here to read the paper  Read More...

Guided Busway Closures

We have received the following from Cambridgeshire County Council: Dear Members Urgent works  need to be carried out to repair a defect at Histon & Impington  Cambridge bound stop on the Guided Busway.  The nature of the works will require a full closure of The Busway at this stop from midnight on Friday 22nd January until 05.00 on Monday 25th January.   Read More...

Have you ever wondered what our villages were like in the Roman or Saxon periods?

David Oates, son of former parish councillor Ken Oates, writes: After a lifetime learning the local history of Histon and Impington from my parents, I have just spent two years back in the district studying the early formation of the villages as part of a Historical Environment course in the University. Using techniques such as modern LIDAR airborne radar data, we can see  Read More...

Full Council meeting Monday 18 January 7.30 p.m.

The Council will meet on Monday after the Christmas and New Year Break. High up on the agenda we will be setting the Precept request to South Cambs District Council for 2016 – 17. This will be the amount our residents will be charged on their Council Tax bill to be spent specifically in the parishes of Histon and  Read More...

Community Gritting

Local Volunteers can help keep their community moving in freezing weather by taking part in the Community Gritting Scheme. Under this scheme, the Parish Council agrees specific routes with the County Council  which are important to the local community. Our community currently has 3 volunteers who assist with gritting footpaths, to cover all the routes identified more volunteers are needed. Volunteers  Read More...

Diabetes

The Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the body that spends most of the NHS money in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, has issued a useful booklet 'could you have type 2 diabetes?'. Copies are available at the parish office and, presumably, at Firs House Surgery and Histon Library. It gives you a simple way to calculate your risk. If you can't pick up  Read More...

Christmas Tree Chipping – Saturday 9th January

We have received the following from the enviro.volunteers: There will be a free chipping service in the village this Saturday (9th January). Local tree surgeon Matt (Tates) and the enviro.volunteers will be on hand to chip any redundant (real) Christmas trees which haven’t made the tip or the green bin. Please bring your tree along to either The Green (between the  Read More...

CITY DEAL: cross city cycling consulation launch

Have your say – cross city cycling: five projects to boost and improve cycling across Cambridge! A consultation on cross city cycling is taking place from Monday 4th January – Monday 15th February 2016. The Greater Cambridge City Deal is asking for views on five different cycling and walking improvement projects:

  • Arbury Road Route
  • Links to Cambridge North Rail Station and the Science  Read More...

Reminder: Citi8 route changes

Stagecoach have now introduced (as of today, 3rd Jan 2016) a new timetable and the Citi8 now terminates in the City Centre. To get to the Railway Station or Addenbrookes you will now need to change in the City Centre, or take a Busway Service A instead. Here is a link to the New Citi8 timetable (this will download a  Read More...

Histon Crowned Big Town Showdown Champion

Histon is officially the most knowledgeable village in all of Cambridgeshire! Read more at http://www.heart.co.uk/cambridge/on-air/breakfast/big-town-showdown-season-10/#fSTRCkzxV3mxCxoe.99 Heart FM came to Histon lst Friday morning and we had a party on the Green at breakfast time. And because this corresponded with school run time pupils of the Junior School had a different start to the last day of term. The party was to celebrate  Read More...