HICovid19 weekly digest (7 Aug 20)

At last the summer heat and long summer evenings are finally with us and this brings the opportunity for outdoor leisure and in Covid time that’s double important. There’s a tradition in Histon & Impington of enjoying this time in our public (and not so public) open spaces: late nights, loud music and a few beers. That’s fine and  Read More...

HICovid19 weekly digest (31 Jul 20)

It was only a week or so ago when we were being told that life would be close to normal by Xmas. I think we all know now that we’re only half way there and that we need to work hard to ensure that the (relative) freedoms that we now enjoy can be maintained and improved. We benefit from  Read More...

Reopening High Streets Safely – SCDC Business & Residents Surveys

We have received the following from South Cambridgeshire District Council: We have a business and residents survey out as part of our Reopening High Street Safely project. Supporting our local businesses is a priority for us, especially now with our local businesses having been impacted by Covid-19. We want to  Read More...

HICovid19 weekly digest (24 Jul 20)

Lockdown began 16 Mar 20, that’s four and a half months ago and nobody expected it. It’s probably fair to say that our community has fared better than most. There’s been little infection and our shops and other businesses have done what they could to enable us to carry on as close to normal as possible. However, there is  Read More...

HICovid19 weekly digest (17 Jul 20)

It seems that the government finally accepted the science and has made the wearing of face coverings mandatory in shops and other enclosed quasi-retail spaces from Fri 24 Jul 20. Given its role in mitigating virus transmission it would seem sensible to follow such rules now and not to wait for another week. We know we are in a  Read More...

HICovid19 weekly digest (10 Jul 20)

It’s not our job to set the rules but in the light of some confusion about what they are as lockdown unwinds here are four simple principles which might help, along with a link to a helpful government web-site (click here).

  • If you feel safer wearing a face covering then go ahead and do so.
  • In the open  Read More...

Puzzled abut the Covid rules?

The rules do change and they don't always seem as clear as we'd like them to be, there seems to be room left for interpretation.
Here in Histon & Impington we seem to have done well and many people are comfortable going about their business in the community but as lock down has eased there's a little more uncertainty and  Read More...

Play Areas Re-Opening Friday 10th July

Following a visual safety inspection, Histon & Impington Parish Council are pleased to announce the re-opening of our equipped village play areas and outdoor gym from tomorrow (Friday 10th July) Please follow the guidance on the signage at each site, click here to view guidelines for the Village Green, Recreation Ground and South Road play areas. Click here  Read More...

Well done Histon & Impington!

There were those who talked it up as being some great 'independence day' but it seems that the residents of Histon & Impington and the businesses which serve them took a more considered view of their new freedoms. Several of our pubs opened last weekend, those that did not have already advised when they will do so, and did so  Read More...

Play Areas to Remain Closed

Statement from Histon & Impington Parish Council: 'The advice we are receiving is that it's not yet safe to open equipped play areas (including outdoor gym) unless we can guarantee regular and effective hygiene measures (which at this time we are unable to do with our limited resources). We understand that many will be disappointed but expect that most people will understand  Read More...