Brampton Parish Council

Serving the people of Brampton

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Clerk: Tess Rogers
Brampton Memorial Centre
Thrapston Road, Brampton
Huntingdon PE28 4TB

  • Brampton Memorial Centre - Thrapston Road

  • Skate Park - Brampton Memorial Centre

  • Brampton Community Centre - High Street

  • The Lady Olivia Centre - Brampton Park

  • The Green - PE28 4RG

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Adult Megarider Tickets at Youth Prices this Catch the Bus Month

Adult Megarider Tickets at Youth Prices this Catch the Bus Month

This September, Stagecoach East are celebrating Catch The Bus month with a special adult Megarider ticket promotion across the East. Stagecoach are offering adult 7 and 28 day Megarider bus tickets at Youth prices on the Stagecoach Bus app and website throughout September.

This means that adults can save 33% and travel by bus from £1.40 per day.*

*Full terms and conditions of the offer can also be viewed on our website: https://www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/east/east-megariders

Posted: Thu, 01 Sep 2022 13:05 by Kathryn Hornett

DRAFT MASTERPLANS FOR MARKET TOWNS AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING AND FEEDBACK

DRAFT MASTERPLANS FOR MARKET TOWNS AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING AND FEEDBACK

Huntingdonshire District Council has published draft masterplan documents for three of its market towns to allow residents and local stakeholders to give their views on the potential vision and future projects for the town.

The market towns of Huntingdon, Ramsey and St Ives now have draft masterplans published which can be viewed on the council's website, alongside a feedback form for local people to have their say on what is most important for their towns, what will have the greatest positive impact and which types of projects should be prioritised. More »

Executive Councillor for Jobs, Economy & Housing, Cllr Sam Wakeford, said: "It is crucial to highlight that these masterplan documents for each town are just drafts at this stage. The council has been working with designers and analysts over the last 12 months to create a future vision and aims for the three towns. The masterplans equip the council to access funding opportunities, as they arise, to explore potential projects which can provide meaningful impacts locally as well as maximising value for money.

"As these documents are currently in draft, we are very keen for local people to look and help us to shape them into the most suitable vision for each of these unique market towns. Please have a look through the masterplans and provide your feedback through our form so that we can capture your thoughts and utilise your feedback to create future visions for each town."

The draft masterplan documents for Huntingdon, Ramsey and St Ives can be found by visiting, www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/masterplans. There you will find background information on the masterplans, baseline reports for each town and the opportunity to submit feedback and share your thoughts on the district's towns.

The District Council will be holding meetings with local councillors, town councils and parish councils to have in-depth discussions about the future of their local market towns, as well as encouraging feedback through our feedback form.

St Neots has already been through its own masterplan process which culminated in the District Council successfully applying for the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities' Future High Streets Fund, funding from National Highways and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority as part of the major programme of investment in St Neots. » Less

Posted: Tue, 23 Aug 2022 09:22 by Kathryn Hornett

Drought Briefing from the Environment Agency

Drought Briefing from the Environment Agency

Prolonged dry weather this year has led to exceptionally low river flows and reservoir levels falling across much of England. High temperatures, including this week's heatwave, continue to add additional pressures on the water environment and wildlife.

The National Drought Group met on Friday 12 August to discuss the response to the driest summer in fifty years. This group is made up of senior decision makers from the Environment Agency, government, water companies and key representative groups, and it was joined by Water Minister Steve Double. At the meeting, the Environment Agency confirmed that the drought trigger threshold had been met to move parts of the South West, parts of Southern and Central England, and the East of England into drought. More »

This change in status to drought indicates the impact prolonged dry weather is having on water resources and the environment. It does not automatically trigger actions itself, but moving to drought status means the Environment Agency and water companies will continue implementing the stages of their pre-agreed drought plans to manage the impacts. These plans follow local factors including reservoir levels, demand and forecasts, and may lead to precautionary actions such as Temporary Use Bans. The last drought in England was 2018.

Essential supplies of water are safe. Water companies have a duty to ensure these supplies and have reassured regulators and government that they will remain resilient across the country. Defra and the Environment Agency are urging water companies to continue with their precautionary planning to protect essential supplies in the event of a dry autumn. Members of the public and businesses in drought affected areas are also urged to use water wisely.

Today, National Drought Group members agreed to:

  • Recognise the new risks and impacts associated with the current outlook;
  • Ensure water companies are following their Drought plans; and
  • Continue working collaboratively across sectors to manage current impacts – working together to balance water needs and conserve water.

How does this affect your local area?

East Anglia is experiencing a Drought. All catchments are affected by the hot and dry conditions. The purpose of this briefing is to outline what is happening, what actions we are taking to minimise damage to the environment and how local communities can help.

Background: Drought

Winter is when we usually receive rainfall that recharges groundwater and provides flows in our rivers. Last year this recharge was modest and so far, 2022 has been dry; with July setting a new record for the driest month since records began and we have seen extreme hot weather.

All rivers in East Anglia have been impacted with some rivers at exceptionally low flows. We are operating river augmentation schemes where we have them but there remains a strain on water availability for people, agriculture, business, and the environment.

We have been monitoring the situation, reviewing the range of dry weather indicators, including groundwater levels, surface water flows and impacts on the environment.

All catchments in East Anglia are now in Drought.

Potential impacts on the environment and our response

A lack of water in the environment can have severe impacts such as rivers and other habitats drying out which can lead to fish in distress, reduced river flows can exacerbate small pollution incidents causing more damage than at times of normal flow.

As we move into Drought, we expand and increase our monitoring of the environment using our telemetry systems and physical observations.

Our teams are responding to reports of environmental incidents, including blue/green algae and fish in distress. We expect to see more incidents during the Drought.

We increase our communication with partners and the public and encourage everyone to be careful in their use of water.

How communities can help

We can all do our part to use water wisely and manage this precious resource, and there are useful water saving tips for us all at Waterwise.

We encourage the public to report sightings of fish in distress or other impacts on the environment by telephoning our 24hr Incident Hotline: 0800 80 70 60.

Today, the Environment Agency also published its monthly water situation national report for July here, providing a picture of the rainfall, soil moisture deficit, river flows, groundwater levels and reservoir levels over the last month. The report highlights that it was the driest July across England since 1935, and since records began for the East and South East, with monthly rainfall totals for the majority of river catchments classed as exceptionally low for the time of year. » Less

Posted: Wed, 17 Aug 2022 10:33 by Kathryn Hornett