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Public Notices

From time to time the Parish Council is asked by various local organisations to publish notices. Those that are may be of interest to residents will be displayed here.

August 22 2016: Special Constables.  The Cambridgeshire Police are looking to take on a number of Special Constables.  For details on what is involved and how to apply see here.

May 21 2016: Electoral Review of South Cambridgeshire. The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is carrying out an electoral review of South Cambridgeshire District Council. This has proposed that Oakington and Westwick should be moved into a new ward called "Longstanton" that will also cover Northstowe, until maybe that reaches a sufficient size to justify a separate ward.  There is a consultation on this move open until 25 July 2016.  For further information and details of how to comment on the proposal see a summary here and a fuller document with map here.  The Parish Council would also be very interested to hear your views, through our "Contact Us" page.

September 30 2015: Future District and Parish Council Elections.  It has been decided that in future all South Cambridgeshire District Council and Parish Council Elections will take place on the same date, in order to reduce costs.  The first such combined Election date will be in May 2018.  However, any District Councillor elected in 2012 will have to stand for election again in 2016 but will then serve only two years, and councillors elected in 2015 will serve only 3 years, etc.

May 16 2015: Electoral Review of Cambridgeshire. The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has published information draft recommendations on the future electoral arrangements for Cambridgeshire County Council. You can view the draft recommendations for this area by clicking on https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/4143, where you will find interactive maps, and the report.

The proposal moves Oakington and Westwick from our current association with Cottenham and Histon and Impington to a new ward called "Northstowe and Over" which also includes Longstanton and Swavesey and which extends almost to Earith, but excludes Cottenham, Histon and Impington.   The Parish Council would be very interested to hear residents' views on this proposal, so please let us know what you think about it.

March 19 2015: Community Oil Buying Scheme.  Cambridgeshire ACRE operate a community oil buying scheme in this area.  For details please read this article.

February 21 2015: The Cambridgeshire Bobby Scheme.  The Bobby Scheme works with a number of partner agencies, including the Police, Local Authority and other charities. The Bobbies fit door chains, window alarms and other security devices to make people feel safer in their own homes and also provide security advice and reassurance.  For more information and contact detail see here.

January 18 2015: Cold weather alert and Action Plan.  The County Council has passed on an alert about a spell of cold weather and the impact this can have on the elderly and other vulnerable people.  See the Press Release here, and to look at the extensive Action Plan see here.

January 9 2015: Community Lifeline and Visiting Support Services.  The South Cambridgeshire District Council offers a number of services to help the aging and infirm to stay safely in their own homes.  For further information please click here.