Covid-19 – what are we doing?

The Town Council is supporting the Cambourne Volunteer Task Force (CVTF) by co-ordinating checks on all volunteers. The volunteers and the activities they take part in will be covered by the Town Council’s insurance. We will be providing all volunteers with an ID card, to reassure the public of who they are. We are also providing bureaucratic support to CVTF. The Cambourne Volunteer Task Force has worked incredibly hard so far to ensure the most vulnerable residents are getting the essential supplies. If you would like to volunteer, please email info@cambournecrescent.org or community@cambourneparishcouncil.gov.uk for a volunteering document.

www.CambourneCrescent.org/vtf

Recycling Points Closed

Information received from Greater Cambridge Shared Waste Service

Planning to have a clear-out? Please be aware that services are being impacted by the coronavirus pandemic:

• Collections from clothing banks have been suspended and charity shops are shut. Please store any clothes you are planning to pass on until normal services resume. This will prevent the banks from overflowing.

• Bulky waste collections have been suspended and Household Recycling Centres are shut. Please store any large items for now. Do NOT add them to your black bin.

• Green bin collections are suspended. If you are tidying up the garden, heap up any garden waste to create a compost heap, or store until collections resume.

OFFICE CLOSURE

The Town Council has made the decision to close the office to public until further notice. We will still be available by email and by telephone 01954 714403.

As of tomorrow, all community buildings managed by the Town Council will be closed until further notice. We are following the guidance given by the Government and will update when new guidance is given on our Website and Facebook page.

The Mobile Post Office intends to continue attending the Hub car park, but they are reviewing the situation daily and will inform the Town Council of any changes and we will update accordingly.

Lambert Lake (Broad Street)

An ecological survey of Lake Lambert has highlighted that the pond is over populated with fish, namely Rudd and Perch.

Unfortunately this concentration of fish is responsible for the cloudy water which is having a negative impact on the health of the pond’s eco system. The Cambourne Consortium has therefore taken the decision to substantially reduce fish numbers through a humane process called electro fishing, which stuns the fish allowing them to be netted and removed. The result should see a substantial improvement in water quality and the Lake Lambert’s flora and fauna.

Work is due to start in March.

Community hedge planting

Community Hedge Planting 🌿

Can you help our grounds team?
They will be planting between 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm on both dates at the Great Cambourne cricket pitch outfield (along Back Lane and Eastgate).

Even if you can only spare an hour, please come along on the day, or confirm your attendance by calling the Town Council office 01954 714403 or emailing community@cambourneparishcouncil.gov.uk

We will provide you with gloves and a spade. There will be a gazebo with refreshments, and toilet access at the cricket pavilion.