The Immigration Reception Centre, at Oakington gets a pretty poor press. There was the critical 2008 inspection report from Anne Owers (click here for a link) and the recent tragic death of Eliud Nyenze. So when Cambridge MP Julian Huppert, Oakington parish council chair David Reeves and County Councillor David Jenkins visited it was with some concern. Read the rest of this entry.
Cambridge Open Studios is an annual event whereby local artists throw open their studio doors to the public. It takes place in July and over 200 artists, including 7 in Cottenham, Histon and Impington, are exhibiting this year. Read the rest of this entry.
The Joint Development Control Committee (of CCC, the City and South Cambs) met on Wednesday to ‘determine’ the planning application for the NIAB development. After a long day it was approved. Read the rest of this entry.
As a part of the Cambridgeshire Guided Bus project there are a raft of planning conditions to which the contractor, BAM Nuttall, must adhere. One of those conditions relates to landscaping and David recently joined representatives of Histon parish council (its chair) and South Cambs District Council (an officer) in a walk along the busway in Histon. South Cambs is the planning authority and as such is responsible for ensuring that planning conditions are observed. Read the rest of this entry.
Our Jun 10 report is now available. Click here or in the menu bar on the left to access it.
Next week sees the formal opening of Histon’s Country Market. Country Markets Ltd is a membership-based co-operative social enterprise operating throughout England and Wales and enables individual producers to sell their home-made, home-grown and hand-crafted items locally and co-operatively, directly to the public. Click here for more information about Country Markets Ltd. Read the rest of this entry.
Edd Stonham, Lib Dem district councillor for Histon and Impington, has called for planning authorities to ensure that new developments make use of best available technology when it comes to installing telephone and broadband connections. Read the rest of this entry.
e-Cops are ‘weekly beat updates’ by email to anyone who’s signed up. David is and he’s just got the latest email which summarises recent criminal activity in the ‘Histon beat’. The Histon beat includes the two county divisions of Cottenham, Histon and Impington and Waterbeach. The same territory covered by the regular neighbourhood panels. Click here if you want to sign up. Read the rest of this entry. Read the rest of this entry.
The smallest primary school in the division is the Oakington CofE School. It has a PAN (a Published Admission Number) of just 17 and just over 100 children on its roll today. It’s went up a little this year because it’s took on 21 new pupils and somewhat fewer are left to go to secondary school. Read the rest of this entry.