A14 Improvement Scheme Newsletter

28th March 2018

Please see below the message from the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Team,

The latest A14C2H news release is out now – https://www.gov.uk/government/news/a14-cambridge-to-huntingdon-archaeology-shines-light-on-6000-years-of-history. This focuses on the archaeology that has taken place so far on the project.

Our latest newsletter (out today – http://assets.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/a14-cambridge-to-huntingdon-improvement/S170271+A14+Archeology+Newsletter+8pp.pdf) also focuses on archaeology and includes a general progress update on the last two pages.

Longstanton Youth Council Scavenger Hunt

27th March 2018

Longstanton Youth Council have created a scavenger hunt for our young members of the community, ages 11 – 18.  Please feel free to take part, by downloading the form, solving the clues and either emailing the answers to parish.clerk@longstantonvillage.org or dropping them off at the council offices by 8th April 2018.

Thanks to the Co-op Longstanton for donating 2 prizes.  These will be drawn by the Clerk on 9th April and winners will be contacted.

Good luck, have fun and Happy Easter from Longstanton Youth Council.

Bar Hill Bridge Closure – 3rd to 10th April 2018

23rd March 2018

The A14 Integrated Team are providing leaflets on the road closure of the Bar Hill Bridge next month.  These will be available from various locations around the village from today or by using this link.  The document provides information on the reasons for the closure and the diversions in place during the relevant period.

Protect Yourself from Bogus Callers

20th March 2018 

From the Histon Neighbourhood Team, South Cambs Police:

Although many people who call at your home will be genuine there are incidents when people pretend to be from a water company or another organisation, just so they can enter your home under false pretences and steal money or valuables.
Often termed ‘bogus callers’ perpetrators are highly organised, work alone or in pairs, and operate under a number of guises such as utility company staff (water, gas, electricity, etc), builders and gardeners, door to door sales people, and even council staff or police officers.

Somebody at the door?

Ask yourself:

  • Am I expecting anyone?
  • Are my doors and windows secure

Always check back doors and windows are secure and locked, before you go to answer the front door.

Ask them

  • What are you here for?
  • Can I see your I.D. please?
  • Do you have any paperwork relating to your call?

Always use a spy hole or look through a side window to check who is there.

If you decide to open the door, put your door-chain or door-bar on first and keep it on while you talk to the person on the doorstep.

In cases where an offender failed to gain entry to a potential victim’s home, this was due to the occupant using their door-chain / spy-hole or quickly shutting the door.

Not sure?
Ring the company they claim to be from independently. Never ring the number they give you, look it up in the phonebook or ring directory enquiries.
You can ask them to wait outside while you contact a friend or neighbour to join you and supervise the visit.
If you are not sure they are legitimate or feel suspicious, don’t let them in, and call the police.

Protect your home
Never leave a door or window insecure because you are expecting a friend or carer to arrive.
If you have a shared entrance never buzz open the door for strangers or hold the door open for someone who arrives as you leave the building.

Legitimate callers
Genuine callers will carry ID and relevant paperwork. Most will wait patiently and be willing to answer any questions about their visit. It is good practice among many organisations to call ahead and make an appointment beforehand rather than turn up on your doorstep unannounced.

When to call the Police

  • If you are suspicious or feel that the caller may be bogus.
  • If someone forces entry or enters your home without permission.
  • You notice valuables or money missing shortly after someone has visited.
  • Whenever you think a crime has been, or is about to be committed.

A14 Planned Road Closures week commencing 12th March 2018

13th March 2018 

Message from A14 Integrated Team:


Below are this week’s planned closures and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon closures:

Mon 12 for one night
A14 westbound Girton J31 to Fenstanton J27, including A1307 outbound (9pm – 6am)

Mon 12 to Tue 13
A14 westbound Milton J33 exit slip (each night, 9pm to 6am)

Tue 13 to Wed 14
A14 eastbound St Ives J26 to Girton J31, including A1307 inbound (each night, 9pm – 6am)
A14 westbound Girton J31 exit slip (each night, 9pm – 6am)
M11 northbound J14 exit slip & A14 westbound to A14 eastbound Girton Loop (9pm – 6am)

Tue 13 to Fri 16
A1 northbound Buckden to Alconbury (each night, 9pm to 6am)

Wed 14 to Thurs 15
A14 eastbound Histon J32 exit slip (each night, 9pm – 6am)
A14 westbound Milton J33 entry slip (each night, 9pm – 6am)

Thurs 15 for one night
A14 eastbound Histon J32 entry slip (9pm – 6am)

Thurs 15 to Fri 16
A14 eastbound Milton J33 entry slip (each night, 9pm – 6am)
A14 westbound Dry Drayton J30 exit slip (each night, 9pm – 6am)

Sat 17 to Sun 18
Potton Rd – Small section B1040, after Hilton & before the A14 (Sat 7am – Sun 7pm)

We regularly update details of closures specific to our A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme on our Facebook (www.facebook.com/a14c2h) and Twitter (@A14C2H) pages. You can also find our latest posts by searching #A14C2Hclosures.

NHS Dental Provision for Cambridgeshire

7th March 2018 

Please see below the following message from County Councillor Hudson:

At the last Parish Council, I stated that I had instigated a call in for NHS (England) regarding Dental Provision for new communities within Cambridgeshire, and that I would let you know when they are appearing so that you may attend if you wish.  Well, they are due to appear on Thursday 15th March 1330hrs  at Shire Hall.  This is a public meeting so all are welcome.

Anyone can ask questions at the begining of the meeting.  Therefore, If you want to raise the issue of dental provision for Northstowe you have to submit your question to Democratic Services by Monday 12th March.  You will then be called forward to ask your question at the meeting.   The time limit is three minutes.

Please let me know if you need any help with submitting questions etc,  as time is a bit short.