Welcome to the Sutton Parish Council website!
The complete online resource for the village of Sutton
POUND LANE RECYCLING CENTRE
ECDC has recently re-tendered the contract for the Paper Banks and the Tins & Can Banks at the recycling bank sites throughout the district and they have been awarded to different companies.
The paper banks are due to be changed over next week by our new contractor (Palm Paper), they have arranged with the existing contractor to remove and replace the banks with the same vehicle to avoid multiple vehicle movements, this will also ensure that banks remain in their current locations.
The tin & can bank contract has been awarded to AmeyCespa who currently provide the plastic bottle banks, they are planning to combine the plastic and can banks as at present the plastic banks are emptied either once or twice a week depending on how busy the site is, they are also liaising with the current contractor (Viridor) regarding the removal of the can banks and marking up the existing plastic banks at the same time to avoid confusion for residents. (21st March 2013)
The parish council has received a number of complaints regarding the noise of bird scarers. Please see the leaflet which explains what they are and how they work click here If you have complaints regarding this, please direct them to East Cambridgeshire District Council, Environmental health department. (21st March 2013)
ROAD CLOSURE - EARITH BRIDGE
Cambridgeshire County Council confirms that the road closure application for work to Earith Bridge has now been accepted by the Traffic Manager. The work being undertaken is to resurface the bridge deck, rewaterproof, install new expansion joints and install a cathodic protection system to protect the reinforced concrete from further deterioration.
The dates for full closure to all vehicles will be as follows and limited to weekends :-
21.00hrs on Friday 1st March to 06.00hrs Monday 4th March 21.00hrs on Friday 8th March to 06.00hrs Monday 11th March 21.00hrs on Friday 15th March to 06.00hrs Monday 18th March 21.00hrs on Friday 22nd March to 06.00hrs Monday 25th March 21.00hrs on Friday 29th March to 06.00hrs Monday 1st April 21.00hrs on Friday 5th April to 06.00hrs Monday 8th April 2013.
Throughout the duration between Mondays and Fridays off peak (9.30 to 15.30) there will be manually operated temporary traffic signals on all approach roads to Earith Bridge site.
The official signed diversion route is the A route network via Haddenham, Chatteris and Huntingdon. (25th February 2013)
East Cambs District Council has responded to the recent outbreak of the new Ash Dieback Disease affecting Ash trees in the UK, and the following update and information may be useful and of interest.
The Council put information links for the public to access on the Council's website as soon as the Forestry Commission released details of the Ash Dieback Disease.
The disease is caused by the fungus Chalara fraxinea. Details of the disease, including a picture guide to the symptoms are available at www.forestry.gov.uk/chalara (There is also a questions and answers section on the website).
On Monday 29th October 2012 the Government introduced a ban on the import of Ash plants into Britain.
Reporting suspected cases. If anyone thinks they have spotted diseased Ash trees, they are asked to check the symptoms at symptoms video and pictorial guide and guide to recognising ash trees at www.forestry.gov.uk/chalara before reporting to one of the following:
In England and Wales - Chalara helpline: 08459 33 55 77 (8am-6pm every day) e.mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
What action East Cambs District Council is taking.
1. Recording and inspecting Ash tree(s) reported directly to the Council. To date we have found no trees showing the distinctive symptoms of Chalara fraxinea fungus.
2. Advising the public where to find information and how to report any suspected cases via the Council's website.
3. Following the advice and instruction from Government & the Forestry Commission, to ensure we are keeping up to date with current information.
4. The Council is not planting any Ash trees in the Council's tree planting programme this year, and we are also checking that no landscape schemes (submitted with current planning applications) include Ash trees.
5. We are inspecting the Ash trees on land owned/managed by the Council and will also target inspections of landscape schemes where possible, which have been planted in the district in the last 5 years.
6. Some Parish Council's, Tree Wardens and other groups are also spreading information on the disease and the general request to all the public is to be vigilant and report any suspected cases of diseased Ash trees.
(Posted 26th November 2012)
ECDC Councillors' Remuneration Consulation
East Cambridgeshire District Council's Independent Remuneration Panel are consulting the public on district councillors' remuneration - please click here for details.
(Posted - 26th October 2012)
Ouse Washes (Coveney) Proposals and Consultation.
Please click here for further details on the proposals, and click here for venues and dates of presentations.
(Posted- 19th Sept 2012)
ECDC are conducting a consultation survey in regard to waste and recycling in the area. For further details, and to give your opinion via their survey please follow this link. http://www.eastcambs.gov.uk/east-cambs-district-council/waste-collection-proposal
Mobile Library - Sutton (Route M2/16)
1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month.
Brooklands Centre - 10am - 12noon.
Scott Court- 12.05pm - 12.30pm.
The full library timetable can be found on www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/library
East Cambs Strategic issues consultation
East Cambs DC wants your views on how the district should change and improve over the next 20 years. The district-wide consultation will build on the 'Village Vision' consultations which looked at the needs of the individual villages. Your comments will help to shape a draft vision for the district, with a draft local plan to be published in the summer. Complete the questionnaire online by clicking here.
Cambridgeshire County Council - Winter road gritting
The parish council office has been informed that The Row has not been gritted during this current period of bad weather. Residents have contacted the CCC highways department call centre, and have beeninformed that this is a decision of the Parish Council. I would like to ensure residents that this is not the case. The Highways Department officers have been contacted today and a request has been put in for gritting of The Row over the next few days. The clerk has been informed that gritting took place in The Row last Friday daytime, and yesterday daytime (Monday). A link to the County Council Highway gritting routes and information can be found on the 'traffic issues' page.
Non-emergency police number.
All non-emergency telephone calls to Cambs Constabulary should be reported dialing 101. The number is part of a national scheme to make 101 the single non-emergency number in England and Wales. The system has been designed to recognise where the caller is dialing from and connect them with the local police service.
Care & Repair East Cambs Ltd
Care and Repair have some funds available until 31st March 2012 which can be used to subsidise boiler servicinf and provide free carbon monoxidedetectors. Please contact 01353 723777 for further information.
Cambridgeshire County Council report. Cllr John Reynolds. December 2011
Click here for report
Witchford Recycling Centre - Opening times.
click here for details
Sutton Parish Council has been informed that it is now unable to supply free brown sacks to residents. If you wish to obtain a bag, please contact the District Council for their list of outlets. 01353 665555. There will be a charge of up to 50p per bag.
Undelivered bags must be reported to the above telephone number by the end of the next working day or email email@example.com