South Cambridgeshire Community Safety Partnership (CSP) is made up of representatives from South Cambs District Council, Cambridgeshire County Council, Police, Fire and Rescue Service and the NHS and Probation Service, who work together to deal with local crime and anti-social behaviour issues. This survey aims to collate information from the public on perceptions of safety within their communities. This survey is extremely important in the current climate where the Covid-19 pandemic prevents face to face community engagement. The results of this survey will directly affect the way in which community safety in certain geographical locations is prioritised among the statutory bodies within the South Cambridgeshire Community Safety Partnership.
Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SouthCambsCSPSurvey2020
Natural Cambridgeshire is running a survey to find out the role of nature in supporting people through lockdown and how people’s attitudes to nature and green open space have been affected by lockdown.
The survey can be found here – https://naturalcambridgeshire.org.uk/news/valuing-nature-and-open-space-survey/
The play areas at The Rowans, Froment Way, Humphries Way, and the areas managed by the Milton Community Centre Management Committee at Coles Road and The Sycamores (including the exercise equipment) will re-open on Saturday 4th July. The swing seats at Coles Road have been removed awaiting delivery of replacement parts to meet safety requirements.
Guidance for users, carers, parents and guardians is given on notices posted in each area including:
- Maintain social distancing according to the government’s latest advice.
- If the play area or exercise area is too busy then please wait or come back at another time.
- Sanitise your hands before, during, and after using the play area especially after touching the equipment and access gates. Please wipe down exercise equipment after use.
- Wash your hands thoroughly when you get home.
- No food or drink should be taken into the play areas.
- Please put litter in the bins provided.
Milton Parish Council has recognised the huge value of Milton Country Park to the village and awarded an extraordinary grant of £10,000 to help the Park stay open in these tough times.
280 people have also donated over £9,000 on the Milton Country Park Crowdfunder page to help the Park stay open, and there are some really warm and grateful comments left by donors on that website, well worth a read. The Park is helping a lot of people to relax and unwind during this lockdown. Last week South Cambs District Council also gave a grant.
The Park gets no regular funding from the councils and having closed for safety on Mothers Day, for the last couple of months it has had no income. In normal times they collect car parking fees and some income from the cafe in the park. Grounds Cafe is now open for takeaways and ice-creams, and with the car park open things are starting to return to normal. However, the extensive range of water-sports, Parkrun, cycling, outdoor children’s parties, the Wild Place, and other group events cannot yet get going. And there will be no large mass gatherings for theatre events, outdoor cinema, concerts or the Autumn festival which are their main fundraising events.
Milton Parish Council received an unexpected cash payment last year when a historic anomaly was sorted out. The Parish Chairman Don Wildman said, “We don’t normally support charities but we are pleased to be able to help Milton Country Park through this situation at no cost to our taxpayers by using some of this money.” District Cllr Hazel Smith said, “We really appreciate the Park just now: Milton Country Park is one of the best things about living in Milton.”
** This survey is closed. The results are being analysed for review by the Parish Council **
Parking is an ongoing challenge around the Village. Many people have raised concerns about the junctions of The Rowans with Cambridge Road, and Fen Road directly opposite the junction with Coles Road. Double yellow lines have been suggested to visually reinforce the existing Highway Code restrictions.
Please provide your feedback through the questionnaire at this survey link
The survey is also available in paper form in the March edition of Milton Village View. As the delivery of the View had to be delayed, the closing date for survey responses has been set to 8th May 2020.
Many thanks for your time in completing the survey, your feedback is important in helping us assess the proposals.
Please note that the March online-only edition of the Village View includes a survey organised by the Parish Council. It is important that the survey is inclusive and so we need to ensure it is distributed to all households so that those who do not have online access have an opportunity to respond.
The survey has therefore been postponed and will be relaunched once paper copies can again be distributed around the village.
Representatives from the local councils, the village church, Milton Online, local parents, the surgery patient participation group & community café have formed the Milton Covid-19 Support Group to co-ordinate support for people in the village during the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
People who are ill and/or self-isolating in the village may especially need support with:
– a friendly phone call
– grocery shopping
– picking up medications
– posting mail
– dog walking
If you can offer any of these, please call 07933 550 989 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, contact number and how you can help.
If you are ill or self-isolating, and you need support at this time, please contact email@example.com with your name, address, contact number and what you need help with. We will try to put in you in touch with a volunteer who can help you.
There will also be a leaflet delivered around the village with these details in the next few days.
Many thanks to the groups and individuals who have brought this together
The next full Parish Council meeting will be held in the Bowls Pavilion on Monday 2nd March starting at 7:30pm.
The next meeting of the full Parish Council is on Monday 2nd February starting at 7:30pm.
The Finance and Administration meeting scheduled for Monday 20th January has been brought forward from 7:45 to 7:00pm