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 www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/clas. You are invited to complete  a very short (2 questions) questionnaire, either in writing or at http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/OWM84/. The survey ends on 3rd August.

County Council Report – June 2016

peterhudsonfrom Cllr Peter Hudson

Devolution
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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Newsletter – August 2016

willingham_surgeryfrom Sharon Unwin – Practice Manager
August Bank Holiday Monday 29th August Surgeries closed.
Normal opening Tues 30th August.

Repeat medication
Please be aware that neither A & E departments nor our out of hours services Urgent Care Cambridge and 111 can dispense your repeat prescriptions for you. Please check your supplies and remember to order from our dispensary in plenty of time so that you can collect before the weekends and bank holidays. We need 48 hours notice in order to comply with the legal requirements. Ring 01954 260073 or leave your repeat prescription order form at either Willingham or Longstanton surgery. You can also order your prescriptions on line so ask dispensary for details of how to register for this service.

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Northstowe Community Forum

northstoweThe next Community Forum will be on 20th July from 7pm to 9pm in the Village Institute. Before the meeting, residents are invited to an informal session from 6pm to 6.45pm when representatives of Gallagher Estates, the Homes and Communities Agency, South Cambridgeshire District Council, Cambridgeshire County Council
and housebuilders will all be available for questions and comments.

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OWLS celebrates 3000 journeys

owls_logofrom Lorraine Hunt
OWLS Community Car Scheme held a tea party on 14th June to celebrate a milestone 3000 journeys undertaken since the scheme started five years ago. Volunteer drivers and coordinators provided cakes, sandwiches and free transport for 20 of its’ most regular customers and the afternoon was enjoyed by all. OWLS coordinators and customers enjoyed meeting face to face as they had previously only ever spoken to each other on the phone.
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Summer at the Museums

Summer at the Museums22 July – 31 August 2016

Discover summer adventure on your doorstep…

Pack more into your summer holidays and join museums in Cambridge and beyond for some family fun and adventure. Taking place in venues throughout Cambridge and the county, Summer at the Museums brings you everything from craft activities and storytelling, to drop-in events and museum trails. Whether it’s something to do on a rainy day, an outing close to home, or a bit of hands-on creativity, we have loads of activities and events for you to choose from – many of which are free.

Our Summer at the Museum’s What’s On guide provides full details about what’s happening and where. You can pick up a copy from all participating venues plus various locations across the county. For up-to-date information on what’s happening when, keep an eye on our webpage, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

County Council Report – May 2016

peterhudsonfrom Cllr Peter Hudson

New Northstowe Traffic Lights
Residents have contacted me re the new lights showing red late into the night stopping traffic on the B1050. Once again I have asked for these to be changed so the B1050 has priority.

Dust from the balancing ponds at Longstanton
Due to residents’ concerns, the contractor has agreed to try and keep this to a minimum and will dampen down as required.

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Newsletter – July 2016

willingham_surgeryfrom Sharon Unwin – Practice Manager 

NHS Choices Website
Many thanks to all the patients who have put wonderful comments on the NHS choices website. We really value patient feedback in order to improve the service we offer to our patients.

Disabled Parking
Please respect our Disabled Parking bays at Willingham and Longstanton Surgeries. Disabled parking is a very important facility to many of our patients that hold a blue badge and this parking is reserved specifically for them. Please do not abuse these parking bays for any other purpose. If you do not have a blue badge we will ask you to move your vehicle.

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