HICovid19 digest (20 Aug 21)

The Covid infection rate stats have made pretty grim reading for Histon & Impington over the last weeks. From being one of the least impacted parts of the country it’s seemed that we have become one of the worst with  a 7-day infection rate of 40-50 infections being recorded though the end of July and into August. The infection  Read More...

A New Website for South Cambridgeshire

South Cambs District Council Business Support team have been busy working on a new website to promote everything there is to see and do in South Cambridgeshire, to support the local economy by encouraging tourists to visit the area and local people to spend more time in the district. Ahead of the site’s launch in the autumn, the team is inviting local businesses  Read More...

South Cambs July News Bulletin

The SCDC July Parish e-Bulletin (click here to view) is full of useful information covering:

  • Walk-in vaccine clinics in Cambourne
  • Free toolkit to keep caring for your community
  • Safe and Well visits
  • Zero Carbon Communities grant: Closing date imminent
  • EV charging points: An appeal
  • Help shape Northstowe Local Centre and Enterprise Zone
  • Upcoming community forums
  • Possible disruption to  Read More...

More green space for the community

The Parish Council has agreed a 'tenancy at will' with the County Council for the Infants School playing field in New School Road. It is intended by both parties that this will translate into a long term lease of the land. This is good news because it makes available a little more green open space to the community. The rights  Read More...

HICovid19 digest (26 Jul 21)

Those who track the stats will know that last week any smugness about Histon & Impington continuing with a pretty low infection rate is of the past. In the 7 days up to 20 Jul 21 43 new infections were recorded for a rate of 356 per hundred thousand. That compares with 532 for England as a whole and  Read More...

Weekend Weather Warning

We have recieived the following advice from South Cambs District Council: Bearing in mind the severe weather warning that is in place for heavy rain across much of southern England (including South Cambridgeshire) on Saturday and Sunday, we wanted to remind you of how the Council can help some residents whose properties are at imminent risk of flooding. Depending  Read More...

Active Travel – Specific Village Project consultation

Active travel is about helping people who want to walk or cycle as their first choice for short journeys. Last year it became clear that Station Road (particularly from the War Memorial to High Street) could be so much safer for cyclists if through traffic was reduced. A proposal on how this might happen has now been published for consultation,  Read More...

The Histon & Impington Wetspot

Just as you have accident blackspots, we have wetspots - areas where flooding is likely to happen - and Histon & Impington are on the list of Cambridgeshire wetspots. A formal study suggests that up to 262 village properties could be at risk of flooding. Why, and what we can do about it, was the subject of an excellent talk  Read More...

HICovid19 digest (16 Jul 21)

Monday (19 Jul 21) is talked of as being ‘Covid Freedom Day’ but that doesn’t mean that we’ll be free of Covid. It just means is that we’ll be free of the rules which have governed our lives over the last 16 months or so and enabled us to fight off two surges in infection rates. Now we have  Read More...

A very different Parish Council Full Council meeting

When COVID-19 struck, the government changed legislation so that councils of all sizes could meet virtually. This change ran out on May 7th this year, meaning that in theory all meetings should now be held face to face. As you can imagine, this caused many concerns for councils, which were made known to the Government, but the ruling was  Read More...