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 Cambridgeshire@wildlifebcn.org 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.

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Stagecoach service change from the 29th July

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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.

BROADBAND

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.

Please send us a message on Facebook or to clerk@cambourneparishcouncil.gov.uk

Pop-Up Bike Shop

 

Monday 14th May, next to the Hub Community Centre, 12pm – 4.30pm

Bike service and repairs
Refurbished bikes on sale too

OWL Bikes are part of Papworth Trust, a leading charity supporting adults with a learning disability in and around Cambridgeshire. They are a bike shop based in Sawston and offer repairs, services and maintenance as well as selling second hand bicycles. OWL Bikes also offers training-based opportunities to adults with a learning disability whereby they can gain valuable maintenance, DIY and customer service based skills. OWL Bikes will be offering minor repairs and services as well as having a range of second hand bikes with them. The following Mondays for the Pop-Up Shop are:
14th May
11th June
16th July
20th August
10th September
22nd October
For more information please contact owlbikes@papworthtrust.org.uk

Barbecues on Sports Pitches

Please refrain from using disposable barbecues on the sports pitches, including cricket pitches as it causes damage to the grass. There are plenty of green spaces in Cambourne that you can use to enjoy the warm weather. We kindly ask that you try to protect the grass as much as possible to avoid damage. Please also take rubbish with you and dispose of barbecues safely.