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Action points: All information gathered on safety and security for the Parish Plan will be shared with the village’s PCSO and Neighbourhood Watch coordinators. This will include not only the village major concerns but also detailed information such as areas in the village which are avoided. Encourage PCSOs and our Neighbourhood Watch to run more public engagement events and publicise these events throughout the village. Extend the Neighbourhood Watch scheme.

Environmental services, social and cultural amenities As in surrounding villages, refuse collection and kerbside recycling occurs on a fortnightly basis – with non-recyclable rubbish (black bins) collected one week and recyclable rubbish collected the next week (green and blue bins). Normal utilities are available throughout the Parish with the exception of gas which is only available in Highfields Caldecote. Information about events taking place in the Parish comes from three key sources: the Caldecote Journal, the notice boards in the village and the advertising journal. Together, these sources are expected to reach 96% of the residents. An email list has been considered as a further way to advertise local events and could, together with the three main aforementioned sources, reach virtually all residents (99%).

Survey results Most of the environmental services (e.g. water, gas and electricity supplies, kerbside recycling and refuse collection) in the village were considered at least reasonable. The services more commonly deemed poor included winter weather service (e.g. snow clearance and pavement gritting), roads and broadband services. 75% of respondents were critical of the current levels of winter weather services in the village provided by Cambridgeshire County Council. At the moment, no roads or pavements are cleared or gritted during winter throughout the village. 17 Over a third of respondents (35%) felt that social facilities for young people in the village were poor . The vast majority of residents (93%) read every issue of the Caldecote Journal and would like to see 18 more items about local events, leisure and sports events . 32% of respondents said that they would like to receive information on village events by email.

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35% of respondents thought the facilities were poor. If “no opinion” and abstained are excluded, the 102 responses suggesting the facilities are poor, account for 70% of the respondents. 18 These 3 categories represent 80% of the total suggestions for further articles in the Caldecote Journal.

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Caldecote Parish Plan  

We hope that you find this document informative and thought provoking – it contains a wealth of information about what residents think about...

Caldecote Parish Plan  

We hope that you find this document informative and thought provoking – it contains a wealth of information about what residents think about...

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