Commencing on Monday 22 February, the South Cambs District Council will be marking Climate and environment fortnight 2021 with a series of webinars to help people think about how to live more sustainably, reduce carbon emissions and in turn help tackle climate change. All are welcome to join any of these free online event
• Greener businesses, Thursday 25 February, from 1pm to 2pm
• Sustainable farming in Cambridgeshire, online film premiere and discussion, Friday 26 February, from 9am to 10am
• Greening your older home, tips and inspiration, Tuesday 2 March, from 1pm to 2pm
• Shrinking your carbon footprint, Wednesday 3 March, 7.30pm to 8.30pm
• Food for our Future workshop, Thursday 4 March, from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.
For more information, please visit SCDC website from next week where they will be updating information about how to join these events.
Following the Community Governance Review, SCDC are holding prospective councillor training sessions to help residents of Northstowe decide if they would like to nominate themselves. They are also extending this to residents of Willingham and Longstanton. The training will be provided by CAPALC and is free of charge to any resident who may be interested in becoming a Councillor.
The date offered is 8 March @ 7pm – and the session will be approximately two hours long and will take place on Zoom.
CAPALC have advised that there is a maximum capacity permitted into the session so I would ask that anyone interested in attending let the parish office know as soon as possible so that we can try and get you booked on.
We have been notified by Stagecoach that they will be extending their V2 service out to serve March from 01 March, 2021.
Attached to this email is a copy of the timetable for this extended service.
Timetables and further information can also be found on their website: https://www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/east/east-covid19-services
Following the Northstowe Governance Review, Willingham will be holding Parish Council elections on the 6th May 2021. If you are considering applying to join the Parish Council, information on becoming a Councillor and What the Parish Council does can be found under the policies tab on our website.
For covid safety SCDC do not intend to routinely provide copies of nomination papers to candidates. These along with guidance and timetable details for submission can be printed off the Electoral Commission website here: https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/candidate-or-agent/parish-council-elections-england
This Saturday (13th February) IDOX will be carrying out a final upgrade of GCP Uniform Public Access between 09:00 through to 17:00. This is being carried out at the weekend to minimise disruption, during this time Public Access will be unavailable and with commenting unavailable from Friday. During this time you will be able to submit comments on planning applications via firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will also introduce a new map base to improve the levels at which you are able to zoom.
Following the recent outages, the Parish Council contacted UK Power Networks to try and ascertain what was causing the issue. Below is response from them received 11th February 2020.
We can confirm that following the last fault on the 2nd February 2021 our engineers identified a fault on our high voltage cable, which affected a large quantity of customers. After further investigations our engineers ascertained the location of the fault and carried out the necessary repairs on the 3rd February 2021, we do not expect any further related problems on this section of cable.
We do hope this information will reassure you, if we can be of further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.
See attached poster to register to join them on Zoom, share hints and tips and learn about self management techniques.
Register by emailing email@example.com
90-minute online sessions to help people find work
C3 Church is running three 90-minute sessions covering: what are my skills and where are the jobs?; application forms and CVs; and preparing for interviews. Session dates are: 11, 18 and 25 March.
Financial support for residents
C3 Churches are also offering some online finance courses covering help with bills, debts, loans and budgeting (session one) and money saving strategies, universal credit and grants (session two). Session dates: 7.30pm to 8.45pm on Thursday 25 February and Thursday 4 March.
Following the recent and ongoing issues with flooding please find below a link for residents who wish to make a formal complaint to Anglian Water:
other useful information
Standards of service customers can expect https://www.ofwat.gov.uk/households/supply-and-standards/standards-of-service/
Another useful website is: https://nationalfloodforum.org.uk/
And finally if anyone is impacted please also contact your house insurance as they may be able to undertake the clean up and then recharge Anglian water.