The recycling centres will open their doors on Monday 11th May for their usual summer hours for essential use only. There will be a number of restrictions in force so please check the conditions and details using the link provided below.
Posted: Mon, 11 May 2020 16:59 by Kim Loader
From my sitting room window I can see that the birds are starting to pair up and a blackbird was collecting nesting material- sadly it disappeared into a neighbour's garden. A pair of blue tits has investigated our bird box.
So that reminded me of the 27 bird boxes that the Parish Council arranged to put up in the parish. We have had a couple of reports of birds visiting some of the boxes. For example... Read More »
Posted: Sun, 22 Mar 2020 07:49 by Kim Loader
Hemingford Grey Parish Council
Spring Tree Planting and Litter Pick Saturday 21st March 2020
Can YOU spare a couple of hours to help with our community tree planting and litter pick? Join us at Daintree Green or the Yes Estate (Play area) 10am – 12 Noon
Hi-vis vests, litter pickers, gloves and rubbish bags supplied
Following litter pick/tree planting all volunteers are welcome at the Garden Café.... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 02 Mar 2020 12:00 by Kim Loader
Following storm Ciara there have been numerous incidents of falling trees obstructing roads and footpaths and other wind damage around the village, most of which now appears to have been cleared.
The tree blocking Filbert's Walk has been reported to CCC but has in the meantime been cleared for pedestrian use.
While the footpath to St James remains open, a very large tree has fallen and is now overhanging... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 10 Feb 2020 10:38 by Kim Loader
This video, filmed by by John Jenkin at the time, is a record of how flooding in 1998 affected Hemingford Grey and the surrounding area. The new flood defences were completed in 2007 at a cost of £9.3 million. You can find the video on our Features page or use this link to You Tube: https://youtu.be/yv3CggGmdHo
Posted: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 12:12 by Kim Loader
Janice and Anne would like to thank you all for all your help in making the Community Bird Box such a success.
All 26 Bird Boxes were sponsored and with other donations we raised £150. Indeed we sold out.
We would like to thank the following:
The local Scouts and Cubs for making and decorating the Bird Boxes
The Hemingford Grey Gardeners' Society for providing the refreshments at the Reading Room... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 11:08 by Kim Loader
The Environment Agency were in the village this afternoon checking our flood defences. They have shut the floodgate near the Church and assure us that the pen stock at the bottom of Meadow Lane is shut. They have also checked the pumping station at Filberts Walk which is doing its job. The River is expected to peak again tonight so please take care if you are out and about.
Posted: Sun, 22 Dec 2019 17:17 by Kim Loader
A Flood Alert remains in place for the Hemingfords and the surrounding area as water levels continue to rise and more rain is forecast over the next 36 hours. This latest picture was taken this morning (Saturday) at 9.30 am in Winters's Field. Avoid contact with flood water and take care if you walk your dog there - the bank edge is no longer visible and the current is strong and fast! Up to date information... Read More »
Posted: Sat, 21 Dec 2019 10:37 by Kim Loader
Following recent concerns about the smell emanating from the chicken farm at Galley Hill I have now added a quick link to the Environment Agency on the home page of the Parish Council website. Clicking on this will take you straight to the E.A. page on the www.gov.uk website where you can scroll down to find all the relevant contact information including telephone numbers and an email address firstname.lastname@example.org... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 19 Dec 2019 11:49 by Kim Loader
Flood Alert in force now - Lower River Great Ouse in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire
Flooding is possible - be prepared
River levels are rising at the St Ives river gauge as a result of previous heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding is increasing. We expect flooding to affect the River Great Ouse from Wyboston to Earith, including Hen Brook, Fox Brook, Brampton Brook, Back Brook, Hall Green... Read More »
Posted: Sat, 14 Dec 2019 11:12 by Kim Loader