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(18 December 2012)


You will all have noticed an increase in problems with potholes since the severe weather hit us in December. We encourage you to report potholes to the Melbourn Safer Neighbourhood Team if you think there is a real danger to road users, however if it is something that simply needs to be flagged up for the County Council to repair then there is an online reporting form you can use or you can call them directly.


This is the message from Cambridgeshire County Council: -


Recent freezing weather conditions have led to an increase in potholes across the county and teams of maintenance staff have been sent out to deal with them. Many potholes have now been fixed, or we are already aware of them and they are on our schedule to be repaired. However, the County Council need your help to find the location of potholes in your area that we may not know about. Please report Highways defects and we will do our best to resolve them.


You can report online by using the following link: http://www2.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/db/CCCForms.nsf/highway_defect


Or telephone the County Council Contact Centre on 0345 045 5212.


Litlington Windfarm

(15 November 2011)


On Tuesday 1 November 2011 an exhibition was held at the Village Hall organised by The Highfield Wind Farm.  The exhibition was designed to give local residents an opportunity to find out more about the proposal to erect 5 wind turbines on land adjacent to the village.


More information about the proposal can be found at www.highfieldwindenergy.co.uk.  An opposition group has been set up, and more information can be found at www.stoplitlingtonwindfarm.com.


At present an environmental impact assessment is being conducted and no planning application has yet been submitted to South Cambridgeshire District Council.


Updated Bus Timetable & Route Maps

(20 October 2011)


The updated local bus timetable and routes are now available, please see the District News pages.



Half Marathon for The Soldiers Charity - 12 June 2011

(12 April 2011)


The Heroes Half Marathon is due to start from ATR Bassingbourn and take an anticlockwise route from Bassingbourn to Shingay to Steeple Morden to Litlington and then back to Bassingbourn.

More info on the route can be found at www.endurorunning.com,

URL: http://www.endurorunning.com

The race is due to pass through Litlington between 09:45hrs and 12:45hrs on the Sunday morning.  Litlington is at the 12 mile point, so the race will be well spread out at this stage, and the organisers are only expecting around 500 competitors in the first year.


If anyone would like to support the race, the organisers would love to hear from you.  Please contact Chris Coghlan (Race Director) on 07884 260841.


Litlington Play Area Project

(30 March 2011)


At long last, real progress has been made on the improvement to the village play area.  Following the village survey undertaken over Winter 2009/10, the Parish Council has agreed to fund 4 new large pieces of play equipment plus some smaller ‘linking’ pieces.  The broad layout and choice of equipment was agreed after three designs were presented to the village on 5th March 2011.  Pictures of the new equipment, to be installed in spring 2011, can be found here.


Safe as Houses:  Pressure Selling & Suspicious Callers

(17 March 2011)


Cambridgeshire County Council’s Trading Standards Service and Cambridgeshire Police have been receiving reports from concerned residents who have been called out of the blue by a security companies offering them an alarm system for their home. In some cases the sales person has refused to give company details, or have given a telephone number which is just an answerphone. Claims made by the salesmen suggest they are connected to the Police Service which is untrue.


It starts with an initial telephone call offering an alarm system at a reduced price, £1 or even for free. A salesman will then visit, pressuring the homeowner to sign up straight away, in order to get a good deal. Initial costs outlined are misleading - when yearly maintenance and monitoring costs are included the cost is substantially higher. The maintenance contract may be for up to 10 years, which will run in to many £1000’s. In addition salesmen have been known to remain in a person’s home for many hours in order to persuade the customer to agree to the contract.


Advice for residents


Whatever work you want done on your home, it is recommended you always obtain 3 quotes to make sure the price is reasonable.


If during a visit to your property a trader refuses to leave, contact the police immediately and make a note of the time of the request and the time the trader leaves. This applies to any trader – not just alarm companies.


When buying an alarm system it is suggested you look for companies that are accredited by N.S.I. (National Security Inspectorate) or S.S.I.A.B. (Security Systems & Alarm Inspection Board). Independent Inspectorates are not-for profit approval bodies who carry out inspection services for the security industry in order to protect customer interests. They are governed by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) the sole accreditation service recognised by the government.


Free home security advice is available from Cambridgeshire Police on the number below.


If during a visit to your home you purchase goods or services from a trader and then you have second thoughts you do usually have a right to cancel for contracts of more than £35. The paperwork that a trader leaves will give the details on how to cancel, and will include a cancellation form. You have 7 days in which you can cancel.


If you have been contacted by a security company and feel concerned please contact the Police or Cambridgeshire Trading Standards for assistance.


Cambridgeshire Police: 0345 456 456 4 (in case of emergency dial 999).


Trading Standards: 08454 04 05 06. This is the partner organisation Consumer Direct who will be able to advise you and pass information through to the Police.


John Fuller

Community Engagement Manager

Southern Division

Parkside Police Station, Cambridge

Direct Dial - 01223 82 3243

Mobile - 07736 084675 (Mobex 7110990)

Email - john.fuller@cambs.pnn.police.uk



“There’s a villa here somewhere...”  Broadcast on 31 October 2010

(4 November 2010)


At long last, Channel 4 broadcast Time Team’s visit to Litlington on 31 October 2010, click here for the official Dig Report plus a number of pictures from their visit.  Click here to see Ben Robinson’s commentary on the Time Team visit.  Unofficial pictures from the day can be found in the Gallery.  If you have any pictures that you are happy to have published on this site, please contact us.



Ploughing Competition - Litlington

(31 October 2010)


Breakfast cereal company Jordans hosted a charity ploughing match in Litlington on Saturday 23 October to raise funds for The Prince’s Countryside Fund.


The Royston & Buntingford District Ploughing Match took place between 9am and 1pm on Saturday, 23 October at Highfield Farm, Litlington.  The event was hosted by Jordans supplier Ralph Parker. The match featured a special Conservation Grade® category for other farmers supplying grain to Jordans and well-known brands, including Allinson’s flour and bread.


For more details see the Jordan’s website here.  For unofficial pictures from the day, see the Gallery.





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the Litlington Post.


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03/11/11 Royston Crow & Weekly News - Protesters slam wind farm scheme


30/11/09 Royston Crow

Aircraft Noise is ‘Intolerable’


02/10/09 Cambridge Evening News - Time Team finds Roman Treasure


06/10/09 Ordnance Survey


http://www.ordnancesurvey. co.uk/oswebsite/media/news /2009/october/timeteam.html


Bassingbourn Archeological Digs



Broadband Reaches Litlington