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Arrington Parish Council
Arrington is a small rural parish situated in south-west Cambridgeshire. The A1198 or Ermine Way, part of the ancient Ermine Street, is a major influence on the parish.
Surrounded by beautiful countryside, we are close to Wimpole Hall and are steeped in history dating back to c.950AD.
We are a small community of about 180 households and are serviced by our local church, the public house and the village hall. Our Parish Council look after some of our village facilities and keep the accounts in order.
At last summer is here and the village garden will play host to the Church Summer Fete on Saturday 12th July at 2pm. Entry is £1 which includes entry to the prize hamper draw. Bar, BBQ, Teas, Raffle, Tombola, Books & Homemade cakes. All proceeds to St.Nicholas Church.
Then Sunday 3rd August at 1pm the annual Boules Tournament takes place in the Village Garden. An event guarenteed to bring out a bit of friendly rivalry between even the best of friends.
The potholes within the village grow bigger as the days grow longer. Your Parish Council continue to lobby the County Council to repair them as a matter of urgency but your help in reporting them also will make our voice louder. Report a pothole online below or call 0345 045 5212
Arrington village is located on the A1198 in South Cambridgeshire.
The village is 6 miles north of Royston and 9 miles south-west of the University town of Cambridge.
In 2005 a working party created the Village Plan, laying out goals and objectives to improve the village.
This plan is now being reviewed with the help of a new working party and they will shortly be consulting residents on the future priorities.
To report faulty street lighting, you can call South Cambs District Council on Freephone 0800 7838 247 or via the County Council Website link below. Please have the SC or CCC ID number (Found on the plastic plate attached to the light), the street name as well as a description of the fault.
Report potholes here
Report faults here
See the Parish plan from 2005 here
The name Arrington is derived from the Earningas who were a group or tribe of people who lived in Armingford (the ancient district roughly covering Arrington, East Hatley, Steeple Morden, Royston, Melbourn, Whaddon and points between) in Anglo-Saxon times.
Cambridgeshire County Council Annual Business Plan
Cambridgeshire County Council is currently reviewing its annual business plan which includes looking at the authority's priorities and setting our budget for the year 2015/16. Please be advised that the CCC Budget Planning consultation has just started.
We want your views:
Before any final decisions are taken by councillors and stakeholders we would like to gauge local opinion. Therefore, we would be grateful if you could take the time to view the proposals and complete the questionnaire – which you can access here:
Changes to Green bin collections
Over the next five years the council must save around £4m due to reducing government grants – a quarter of its annual budget. Some savings have been found but we still need to find £1.1m savings by April 2015. The waste and recycling service will be contributing around £400,000 a year to these savings from a number of changes: -
Monthly green bin collections in the winter
Monthly green bin collections will be introduced this winter, in December, January and February only, when far less garden waste is put out by residents.
Further information on this change will be included within the Autumn edition of the South Cambs Magazine, together with a revised collection calendar detailing when the changes apply in all areas.
This Christmas period, collections will be made up until 27 December 2014, break until 5 January and then return back to normal collections. Where, in previous years, collections that would ordinarily fall on Christmas Day and Boxing Day were re-scheduled for up to three days later, some of these collections will also be made earlier. Besides saving money the changes will result in the normal service being resumed two weeks earlier than in previous year, reducing disruption for residents.
Disability Open Day 2014
South Cambridgeshire Disability Forum is working in partnership with South Cambridgeshire District Council to organise an open day to highlight services available for those living with and caring for those with disabilities, highlighting charities, advice, equipment and practical help; as well as providing a meeting place to share ideas, make new contacts and forge new friendships.
We view disability as the loss and limitation of opportunities to take part in the normal life of the community in the 21st century on an equal level with others this could be due to physical, mental or social barriers. Therefore the open day would be extremely wide in its compass and would include people and children of all ages, cultures and beliefs.
There will be information from organisations such as, Age UK, Help for Heroes, Lifelines and lifelines plus, Cambridge carers support and much more.
The open day will take place at South Cambridgeshire District Council Offices Cambourne, in the Council Chamber, on Friday 31st October 2014 from 10am-4pm. The event will be open to all 150,000 residents who live and work in South Cambridgeshire.