Reminder of closure of Landbeach road, Milton on 22/12/2022

We have been asked to share the following notice from Cambridgeshire County Council Highways.
Contact details
Telephone: 0345 045 5212
E Mail:
“I am writing to you to advise you that our contractor Cambridgeshire Highways, will be carrying out Pre-surface treatment patching in preparation for a Surface treatment in our 2023 programme.
Works are programmed to begin on the 22/12/2022.
Works are anticipated to one day, and whilst the work is in progress, during the operational hours 9.30am to 3.30pm, it will be necessary for the road to be closed, and vehicular access will be restricted. A signed diversion route will be in place for through traffic.
In order for the contractor to complete the work with minimum disruption, it is essential that no vehicles are parked on the road. If you have particular access requirements, please speak to a member of the crew onsite who will be able to assist.
Access to properties within the closure area will be possible, but are subject to working conditions, and delays are to be expected.
Please look out for the advanced notices on site, as these will give the most up to date information; or contact our call centre or email as above.
There will obviously be some noise and disruption associated with the work, and I apologise for any inconvenience that you may suffer.
If you have any queries regarding the works, please use the above contact details.
Thank you in advance for your co-operation in this matter.”

Update on local bus fares

We have been asked to share the following message from Stagecoach – 

“Good morning,

We’ve done our best to hold back fare increases but due to rising costs, we’ve had to make the difficult decision to increase our fares across the East from 8th January 2023. We will continue to offer the same ticket types, but at slightly different prices.

These are the first network-wide fare increases we have made for over four and a half years, since April 2018, and we’ve worked hard to absorb significant cost increases to keep fares below the rate of inflation. The changes will add on average just 39p onto the cost of daily adult bus travel.

Please take a look at the attached booklet [link] for full details on the new fares. Further information will be available on our website from 10am today.

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at  ”


Wondered what has happened to the village pump?

The pump in Cambridge Road has been taken away for a refurbish. Unfortunately, the top cap is missing, and we are having to get something else made to complete the project.
When the pump returns it will also include a large information board and a sculpture. All hopefully to be revealed early in 2023. This make-over is another one of our arts funded projects using money given to Milton Parish which must be spent on arts related ventures before 2024 otherwise we lose it. No funds from the council tax are used for these projects.
Have you seen this?
We need to find the pump cap to complete our renovation of the village pump in Cambridge Road. If you have seen this anywhere or know where there is a similar one please let the Parish Clerk know.
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Important update – Defibrillator on Milton Parish Council wall

Update – because of the continuing low temperatures the defibrillator is being kept indoors at the Community Centre office as that is open for longer hours (Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30pm)
The red light is showing on the defibrillator cabinet. The defibrillator is working but the cabinet is not heating up during this very cold spell due to a technical error.
Repair of the issue is in hand

Notice of planned roadworks 7th – 30th November 2022

We have received the following notification of planned works.

“As part of Urban&Civic’s commitment to invest in local infrastructure to support the new development coming forward on the former Barracks site in Waterbeach, further improvement works are planned to upgrade the pedestrian and cycling infrastructure on Cambridge Road, Milton. These works finish the agreed works undertaken earlier this year.

The works will require traffic management to be in place on Cambridge Road for 24 hours a day for a two-week period between 7th November 2022 and 30th November 2022. Three and four way traffic lights will be in place and will be manned 7 days a week, from 9am-5pm. The traffic management must remain in place continuously as full depth reconstruction requires excavations to stay open outside of working hours.

The works will deliver an improved, safer route for cyclists and pedestrians along Cambridge Road and will connect with the expanded pathway on the A10. They include:

– The construction of a new raised, uncontrolled crossing point at Barnabas Court junction along with the provision of new drainage gullies

– New delineations between kerbs and entrances to Jaws Fish&Chips, Unicorn House and Godden Auto Services to create separation from the carriageway

– New tactile paving at Winship and Coles Road junctions

– Refreshment of various road markings along the High Street, including additional ‘cyclist’ symbols to highlight cycle lane

Please see the attached plans for full details of the programme.
[link to plan A]
[link to plan B]
[link to plan C]

We apologise in advance for any disruption caused by these works. We have and will continue to make every effort to minimise the impact of the works and will be conducting a door drop note to residents and businesses in the affected area. Our partners Breheny Civil Engineering have also placed the relevant signage in place along the highway in advance of the programme starting.”

Improvements to Milton Cycle Route

Picture of cyclists on cycle path

Milton Parish Council are pleased to announce that in conjunction with Urban & Civic, some major improvements for cyclists wishing to travel through Milton have been approved. We are now pleased to share the final plans.
The contractors are keen for works to start promptly to ensure they can meet their timetable, and are looking to start on 11 July.
At the link below you will find sets of plans for each section of the route. They have been divided into:
  • North Section, covering north of the Footgolf to north of Milton Hall
  • Mid Section, covering, north of Milton Hall to south of the High Street junction
  • South Section, covering north of Barnabas Court to south of Coles Road

Link to a zip file (7mb) of project plans and temporary traffic diversion information

Alternatively, the  individual pdf files are linked below –


















Milton Covid-19 Support Group

The group was formed last year by representatives from the local Councils, the Village Church, Milton Online, local parents, Milton Surgery Patient participation group & Community Café formed the Milton Covid-19 Support Group to co-ordinate support for people in the village during the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

Volunteers are available to help people who are ill and/or self-isolating in the village who may need support with:
– a friendly phone call
– grocery shopping
– picking up medications
– posting mail
– dog walking

If you are ill or self-isolating, and you need support at this time, please contact with your name, address, contact number and what you need help with, or telephone 07933 550 989. We will try to put in you in touch with a volunteer who can help you.

Traffic restrictions through Milton – 8th July to October 2021

We have been notified of upcoming traffic restrictions in Milton for the laying of a new gas main from Milton and onwards through Waterbeach.  

There should not be any full closures, but the work will involve one way traffic working with 2 or 3 phase lights and closure of the cycle lane.  Access for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians should be maintained throughout.  Active work on the trench and pipeline is expected to be during normal working hours Monday – Friday.

The trench is expected to be on the North bound carriageway so cyclist and pedestrians may be diverted onto the East side of the road at times.

We understand that the work will be done in four phases each approximately 6 weeks in duration beginning in July starting on Cambridge Road between Bene’t Close and the Northern end of The Rowans, from there to Butt Lane, then to the junction of High Street/Ely Road, and finally along Ely Road onto the A10. The work is expected to be on the North bound carriage way so cyclist and pedestrians may be diverted onto the East side of the road at times.   

The pipes are joined above ground before lowering into the trench.  Each phase will be reinstated on completion of the section.

Work is expected to start on 8th July from Bene’t Close.  We await confirmation of the subsequent phase dates.

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