Road Closure Notice for week commencing Monday 17th Sept 2018

A428 between St Neots and Caxton Gibbet roundabout: urgent arboricultural works

Kier will be undertaking urgent arboricultural and vegetation removal works at the above location, on behalf of Highways England. Previous surveys have identified the need for maintenance works in this location, for road safety reasons. So that we can maximise our working window and minimise local disruption in future, we will be using this opportunity to undertake additional road cyclic maintenance works.

We plan to complete this work over five nights, from Monday 17 September, with working hours of 9pm until 5am, weather permitting. Two full closures of the A428 in both directions will be in place; between Cambridge Road roundabout (St Neots), and the B1040, Eltisley, and the A428 between Caxton Gibbet roundabout and the B1040 turnoff for Papworth Everard. A map showing the closure points and diversion routes is listed below.

Diversion route

Traffic wishing to continue along the A428 towards either Cambridge or St Neots will use the agreed diversion route.

A428 eastbound – From Wyboston, take the A1 northbound to Brampton Hut interchange, A14 eastbound to junction 24 Spittals interchange, A1198 southbound before re-joining the A428 at Caxton Gibbet roundabout.

A428 westbound – From Caxton Gibbet roundabout, take the A1198 northbound to Spittals interchange, A14 westbound to Brampton Hut interchange, A1 southbound, before re-joining the A428 at Wyboston.

Local Access

Please note that residents of Croxton and Eltisley have been contacted by letter detailing both the works and instructions for organising safe escorts to/from their properties

These works are to take place during weekday off peak hours, when traffic flows are at their lightest. We apologise for the local inconvenience these works may cause and thank you for your patience whilst we carry out strategic maintenance work.

To stay informed about all the latest major roadworks happening near you, visit to register for the latest alerts. If you have any enquiries please contact the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000, or by e-mail to

Council Meeting 4th September

Police & Crime Commissioner, Mr Ablewhite will be attending the Parish meeting on Tuesday 4th September to present information on the new policing structure, how it affects Cambourne and how the Parish Council can develop a closer working relationship with the Police. General questions and answers will follow.

Also in attendance at the next Parish Council meeting is Mr James Paxman to present information on the CamBed Rail Road.

Mobile Post Office

We have been informed that the Mobile Post Office that visits the Hub car park on Mondays and Wednesdays has a mechanical fault and is in the process of being fixed. Unfortunately, this means there will be no Post Office visit in Cambourne this week. We will keep you updated of its return when we have more information.

Stay fire safe in hot weather

Group Commander Kevin Napier, head of community fire safety at Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “We want to help ensure that people enjoy the sunny weather while it’s here safely. High temperatures and dry areas of land can be perfect conditions for a fire to spread. Something as simple as not stubbing a cigarette out properly, or using a disposable barbecue on grass, can start a fire that can develop quickly.”
There are seven simple steps we urge residents to take to help prevent an outdoor fire:
1. Ensure cigarettes are completely out
2. Do not throw cigarettes out of car windows onto grass verges or vegetation
3. Put disposable barbecues on bricks, do not place directly on grass
4. Do not leave glass bottles lying on the ground, the sun’s rays reflect through the glass and can start a fire
5. When camping, do not leave campfires unattended and make sure it is completely out before you leave it
6. Use barbecues on a hard, flat surface, away from grass, shrubs or fencing
7. Talk to your children about the dangers of starting a fire.

Jenny from the Wildlife Trust:

We would urge residents to look out for smoke and fires as they walk around Cambourne Nature Reserve and ring the fire brigade immediately if they spot anything on fire before it can spread. Fires of any sort, including BBQs, are not allowed in Cambourne Nature Reserve. If you do report any fires or other incidents on the Nature Reserve to the fire brigade or police please also let the Wildlife Trust know. Email or call 01954 713500

The Parish Council requests that residents take care around the village and follow the advise of the Fire Service and Wildlife Trust. We would also request that if anyone is aware of people setting fires it be reported to the police via 999 as well as the fire service.

In Buses

Stagecoach service change from the 29th July

Cambourne – Comberton – Cambridge

07:40 (Monday to Friday) journey between Cambridge and Cambourne now ends at Newnham. 07:40 (Monday to Friday when schools are open) and 07:45 (Monday to Friday when schools are closed) journeys between Cambridge and Cambourne are unchanged.


We often hear anecdotally that people in Cambourne are suffering from poor, or low speed broadband. We invited a company specialising in wireless broadband to discuss possibilities for Cambourne, and we may well invite another wireless broadband provider to discuss possibilities. We would really like to hear from you if you are suffering from poor or low broadband speeds. To do this we are trying to compile a map to help us understand if there are particular problems areas, and what kind of speeds people are getting.

Please could you drop us and email and let us know your address and postcode, and the broadband speed you are getting (if you don’t know what speed you get then download Speedtest from your app store, hit GO, and let us know your download speed), additionally your broadband provider name would be useful but not essential.

We will not pass on any personal information to any third party, but we will share an anonymised map showing approximate speeds across Cambourne, so we can discuss further the viability. If there is enough interest, and it looks technically viable, we will set up a public event in conjunction with the wireless provider to discuss how they work with local communities and typical costs and speeds.

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