New Playground work to start soon – old playground to close

Work to build the new playground is planned to start week commencing 26 February.  The complete installation should take around 4 weeks.  In preparation for this, the old playground will be closed after half-term, ie week commencing 19 February.  This closure is for safety reasons, and to allow the removal of some play equipment items by Kompan, the suppliers.

Recreation Ground car park temporary closure

The recent wet weather and increased use of the grass areas in the recreation ground car park has resulted in the surface becoming very muddy for all users.  In order to allow a period of recovery, the parish council has decided to close its use to vehicles.  It will remain closed at least until after the opening of the new playground, other than for the vehicles and delivery lorries of the contractors building the new playground.

The Recreation Ground remains open.

New Park & Ride in Hauxton – public meeting Tuesday 13 Feb

The public “Local Engagement Group” meeting run by the Greater Cambridge Partnership to discuss a shortlist of options for access into the P&R and infrastructure around it takes place in Harston village hall on Tuesday 13 February between 6pm and 8pm.

On Wednesday 17 January, there was a meeting to discuss the new Park & Ride in Hauxton, approved by the Greater Cambridge Partnership Executive Board in December, and to seek views on how the Parish Council should approach involvement in the process.  It is the intention that Hauxton Parish Council will work with neighbouring parish councils to try and ensure local residents views are taken into account.  Images shown at the meeting can be seen here:

Village Hall receives planning approval

After many years of planning and consultation, on 10th January the village finally gained planning approval from South Cambs DC Planning Committee, to build the new village hall on the Recreation ground as part of the vision for a new community hub. This was a unanimous decision by the Committee members, who also praised the efforts made over the years by the parish council to consult and accommodate the wishes of Hauxton residents.

Work will now start to get the build project up and running.  Additionally, now the final position of the village hall has been agreed, work can start on the new playground equipment and layout.

For more details and visuals click here.

Progress on BPHA ‘extracare’ homes

Construction is progressing well with the core of the building having reached the first floor. BPHA currently anticipates the building to be complete and ready for occupation from April 2019 onwards.

The building comprises 70 one and two bedroom apartments for rent and shared ownership sale. Marketing for the shared ownership properties will commence in Summer 2018 and BPHA have already received enquiries in response to the hoarding around the site. Fore more information click here.