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Important roadworks information: A1307, junction 24 – slip road lighting renewal

A1307, junction 24 – slip road lighting renewal

Earlier this year, we started work to renew the lighting on the A1307 slip roads at junction 24. We wasn’t able to complete all the works we needed to complete the project. We plan to complete this work over 2 nights on Monday 21 November and Tuesday 22 November, between 8pm and 5am, weather permitting.

Closures and diversions

To carry out the work safely, there will be a lane closure on the roundabout at junction 24. We’ll also need to close each of the slip roads, which will be done 2 in phases, as set out in the table below:

Closure pointsDatesDiversion route
A1307 junction 24 westbound entry and exit slipMonday 21 November  Entry slip diversion Traffic will be diverted to junction 26 and return.   Exit slip diversion Traffic will be diverted to junction 23 and return. 
A1307 junction 24 eastbound entry slip and exit slipTuesday 22 NovemberEntry slip diversion
Traffic will be diverted to junction 23 and return.   Exit slip diversion
Traffic will be diverted to junction 26 and return.

How to find out more

To find out more about road improvements we’re carrying out across the East of England, please visit our website at https://nationalhighways.co.uk/our-work/east/.  If you would like more information, please contact us on 0300 123 5000, or by email at  info@highwaysengland.co.uk

Sustainable Travel -Making Connections 2022 Consultation


Monday 17 October midday – Friday 14 December midday

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Making Connections 2022 consultation. Between October 2022 and December 2022, we’re inviting everyone living in Greater Cambridge and the travel to work area to have their say on the Making Connections proposals.

The proposals are a once-in-a-generation opportunity to change how we travel in Greater Cambridge and the wider area, relieving pressure on the network and responding to air quality, cost of living and climate crises for a better, cleaner and safer future.

The survey, plus information about the proposals, including maps, frequently asked questions, dates of public meetings and ways you can share your thoughts can be found here: http://www.greatercambridge.org.uk/mc-2022

This consultation follows last year’s Making Connections consultation, when people living and travelling in the area shared their preferred ways to transform the bus network and reduce traffic in the city, while raising money to pay for transport improvements. We have used those views to develop a proposed package of measures to change how we travel in Greater Cambridge and the wider area.
We want to hear your thoughts on the three parts of the proposal:

Transforming the bus network
From mid-2023, we are proposing to transform the bus network through new routes, additional services, cheaper fares and longer operating hours.

Investing in other sustainable travel schemes
Alongside the bus network, we are proposing to invest in new sustainable travel schemes, such as better walking and cycling links.

Creating a Sustainable Travel Zone
We are proposing the introduction of a Sustainable Travel Zone which includes a road user charge. Vehicles would be charged for driving within the zone between 7am and 7pm on weekdays, and money raised would fund improvements to the bus network and other sustainable travel schemes. The Zone would be fully operational in 2027/28 but only once the first bus improvements are introduced.

Please email us if you have any queries at consultations@greatercambridge.org.uk

HUNTINGDONSHIRE UNDEFEATABLES [DIABETES] SCHEME LAUNCHES EXTENSION TO INCLUDE ADDITIONAL LONG-TERM HEALTH CONDITIONS

 
  Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) recognises the importance of healthy and active lifestyles and from October 1 2022, the ‘Undefeatables [Diabetes] Scheme’ that launched in 2021, will now support people with cancer, lung disease, long term anxiety and depression.   The scheme was set up to help those with long-term health conditions to be more active through it’s in-house leisure provider, One Leisure. ‘Undefeatables’ is a discounted membership for a period of nine months, which includes activities such as badminton, squash, cyclone (indoor cycling), the gym, fitness classes, and swimming, amongst other targeted activities delivered across One Leisure.   The extension to the scheme means that you can now get help and support to manage your condition and lead a healthy lifestyle if you are currently inactive (undertaking less than 30 minutes of physical activity and/or exercise) and diagnosed with certain long-term health conditions, including diabetes (type 1 and 2), pre-diabetic/non-diabetic hyperglycaemia, lung conditions, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cancer and long-term depression/anxiety (6 months plus). Applicants can complete an online form and will be informed within 10 working days if they have been accepted onto the scheme. Executive Councillor for Leisure, Waste and Street Scene, Councillor Simone Taylor, said: “This is an exciting extension to the current scheme and will also allow more individuals who are diagnosed with a long-term health condition to live a healthier lifestyle.   “It will help those many individuals to manage their condition as well as incorporate exercise into their daily routine.   “It is also a great opportunity to be able to access our fitness centres across the District with trained staff that can support an individuals needs.”   To find out more information about the scheme visit www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/undefeat  

Financial Accounts and Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) for FY 2021/22

Help Shape the District Council’s Climate Strategy

Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) is calling on residents to take part in dedicated ‘Climate Conversation’ focus groups that will help shape the District Council’s Climate Strategy.

The focus groups, which take place online from Monday  3 October, will build on the results of the Climate Conversation survey  completed  by local residents  and businesses  at the start of the year.

We will be exploring two key topics the relationship between climate change and where we live for example how can we prepare the places where we live and work for the impact of climate change? As well as the impact of how we live exploring themes including how we reduce how much energy we use, how can we reduce  the impact  of how  we get  around, and how we can reuse and recycle. The focus groups will be an open discussion about what support  local people need to make changes and tackle climate change. The sessions  will also cover what changes residents would like to see from the District Council.

The findings of these focus groups will also help support Huntingdonshire Futures – a new strategy that will shape a vision for the future of the district by incorporating  People, Place, the Economy and Environment.

Focus groups will take place on:

Monday 3 October at 7pmWhere we live: How can we prepare the places where we live and work for the impact of climate change?
Tuesday 4 October at 7pmWhere we live: How can our  natural environment, our green and blue spaces, help us tackle climate change?
Wednesday 5 October at 7pmHow we  live:  How  can  we  reduce  how  much  energy we use? How can we reuse and recycle to reduce the amount of waste we create?
Thursday 6 October at 7pmHow we live: How can we reduce the impact  of how  we get around?   How can we work together  as a community to tackle climate change?

Anyone who would like to join a focus group session  should  visit  the Huntingdonshire Futures Eventbrite page and register. The session will last about an hour, and as a thank you for their time all participants will be entitled to claim a £10 shopping voucher.

Executive Councillor for Climate and Environment at Huntingdonshire District Council, Councillor Lara Davenport-Ray, said: “We all want to live in an environment  that is green and clean, so we are urging our residents to  get involved in these focus groups  and have their say to help us shape the Climate Strategy for Huntingdonshire.

“By developing this new strategy, we are laying the foundations for a stronger future for everyone across the district. It’s really important that we develop the Climate Strategy as a shared endeavour through ongoing and meaningful engagement with the community.”

If you don’t have access to the internet or would prefer to engage in a different way please contact Israel from the project team on 07498449747 You can find out more about the Huntingdonshire District  Council’s  approach  to tackling climate change and moving towards a net zero Huntingdonshire by 2040 here.

To find out more, visit the Climate Conversation page of HDC’s website.

Cambridge County Council – Transport Strategies

Earlier in the year your Parish Council took part in CCC stakeholder engagement survey for their three transport strategies. CCC have now compiled and reviewed all the comments received.

The county council will be going out to public consultation on the transport strategies for Fenland and Huntingdonshire along with Cambridgeshire’s Active travel strategy, this will begin Monday 26th September and run until Monday 7th November.

The consultation survey and draft strategies are available on the

ConsultCambs website:- https://consultcambs.uk.engagementhq.com/

The draft strategies, the survey and the opportunity to speak to staff from the transport planning team will be available at the following events: 

• Ramsey Market: Saturday 1 October, from 10am until 1pm 

• Tesco superstore Huntingdon: Saturday 1 October, from 2pm until 5pm

• St Neots Market: Thursday 6 October, from 10am until 1pm

• Waitrose St Ives: Thursday 6 October, from 2pm until 5pm 

• March Market: Wednesday 12 October, from 9am until midday 

• Tesco superstore Chatteris: Wednesday 12 October, from 2pm until 5pm

• Whittlesey Market: Friday 14 October, from 9am until midday

• Wisbech Market: Friday 14 October, from 12.30pm until 3pm 

• Grafton Centre, Cambridge: Wednesday 19 October, from 10am until 3pm

• Ely Market: Thursday 27 October, from 10am until 3pm

There will also be information located in libraries across the county, so residents who are unable to access the internet or cannot attend an event can view hard copies of the draft strategies and complete the survey.

Town and Parish Council update on Huntingdonshire Futures

Huntingdonshire Futures is a new strategy that will shape a vision for the future of the District. Residents can have their say by coming along to the following events or by visiting http://www.huntingdonshirefutures.net. More events will be shared in due course.

Avian influenza in the wild bird population in Huntingdonshire