The Great Longstanton Litter Pick returns

litterpickerJust in case you hadn’t noticed, Brexit has had no effect whatsoever on the supply of cans, bottles, bags and other assorted rubbish, much of which ends up in our hedgerows and verges.

Time for another litter pick! Make a large red note in your diary: Saturday 6th October is L-Day when you can do your bit to put Longstanton back on the map of best-kept villages.

No doubt the arrangements will be similar to past occasions and Libby White will again be major domo. Don’t miss it!

Speeding in the village and other travel news

670v30from Cllr Alex Riley

Correspondence has been received by the Parish Clerk, from a number of residents concerned about speeding through the village.  During the recent Parish Council meeting held on 12th September, it was resolved to contact Paul Jenkins, the new Police Officer in charge of Speedwatch for the area, to arrange for some training for those residents who wish to volunteer to help carry out speed checks.

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A14 Improvement Scheme

from Highways England


Preparatory work to build our construction compounds has already started and we expect to begin main construction work later this year. The new A14 will open to traffic in 2020, with some work, such as removal of the Huntingdon viaduct, continuing beyond that.

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Longstanton resident plans Kilimanjaro charity trek

victoriaLongstanton resident Victoria Stevens is currently attempting to raise £4,000 on behalf of World Child Cancer by trekking Mt Kilimanjaro in November.

The charity is devoted to funding projects in developing countries such as Ghana and Bangladesh, where children with cancer face a 10% chance of survival thanks to extreme poverty and a dire lack of resources. World Child Cancer provide treatment centres, palliative care nurses, trained health professionals and all important medicine to help improve the welfare of these children, giving them the most basic rights that the UK healthcare system gives us.
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Newsletter – October 2016

willingham_surgeryfrom Sharon Unwin – Practice Manager


Mobile Telephone Numbers
Please update the Surgery with your latest mobile number. If we do not have the correct mobile number you may not receive SMS Text reminders for your appointments.

Off To University or College?
There is an outbreak of Meningitis W at present.  Public Health England is urging young people starting university or college to have a vaccination to protect them against 4 strains of meningitis – Meningitis ACWY.  If you have not had this vaccination please contact the surgery for advice.

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Newsletter – September 2016

willingham_surgeryfrom Sharon Unwin – Manager

Dispensary Telephone Number & Ordering Times Change
From 1st September 2016 the Dispensary Telephone Number to order repeat prescriptions will change to 01954 207602.

The times the telephone is manned will also change to the following:
Monday 8.30am – 1.00pm & 2.30pm – 5.00pm
Tuesday 8.30am – 1.00pm & 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Wednesday 8.30am – 1.00pm & 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Thursday 8.30am – 1.00pm Closed in the afternoon
Friday 8.30am – 1.00pm & 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Don’t forget you can also order your prescriptions on line – please ask our dispensary team for details of how to register for this service.

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Cambridgeshire Local Assistance Scheme Survey

cambsccThe Cambridgeshire Local Assistance Scheme (CLAS) helps vulnerable people and families under exceptional pressure who have little or no money. It provides household items, such as fridges, freezers, cookers, washing machines and beds and vouchers for things like food, clothing, gas and electricity.

The organisers of the scheme would like your views to help shape its future. You can read details of what CLAS does here or on their website at You are invited to complete  a very short (2 questions) questionnaire, either in writing or at The survey ends on 3rd August.

County Council Report – June 2016

peterhudsonfrom Cllr Peter Hudson

The County Council has agreed to put a devolution proposal for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough out to public consultation.

A14 update
Assuming there is no successful legal challenge; Highways England will issue a notice to proceed to construction to the contractors probably in late June. Work will start in the summer on pre-construction activities such as construction of site compounds and enabling works. Site compounds are proposed at Brampton – two compounds on Buckden Road, Ermine Street off the A1198, and Swavesey – two compounds off Boxworth Road.

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Northstowe Update July 2016

northstoweThe latest information about progress on and around the Northstowe site is available here. The update includes information about progress on the attenuation ponds and all the associated traffic activity and about the relocaction of Hatton Park School to the new Pathfinder School on the Northstowe site for the coming school year.

Modernising Longstanton Post Office

postoffice2Press release from the Post Office
Sunday Opening and Longer Hours get Stamp of Approval

  • Extra 46.5 hours a week
  • Convenient, quick service, open plan till
  • Opening seven days a week
  • End to lunchtime closing
  • Opening hours doubling

The Post Office will open a new-style Post Office ‘local’ service at Longstanton Post Office, 10 High Street, Longstanton, Cambridge, CB24 3BP on Wednesday 27 July at 1pm.

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