Sunday Afternoon Tea and Cake for Ukraine – Sunday 15th May 2022

Sunday Afternoon Tea and Cake on 15th May in Hemingford Abbots Village Hall for Ukraine.


Paul to co-ordinate local choirs to sing ‘A UKRAINIAN PRAYER’ by John Rutter, this will be performed at 2.30pm, 3.00pm and 3.30pm and 4.00pm

We would be hugely grateful for your help with any contributions as follows:

  • Homemade Cakes
    Please contact to Lena on 07968443681 or Carolyn on 07989383625  – or bring them to the Village Hall on the day.
  • Choristers
    Please contact Paul on 07977060305

Many thanks and hope to see you there.



 Residents of Hemingford Abbots know that they live in a beautiful village. They also recognise the diligence and selfless management of its custodians, the Parish Council (PC), led by people who really care and who commit significant time and effort over many years to that cause.

Two of those leaders, Bridget Flanagan and John Peters, are stepping down after the May elections, having given more than twenty years’ service to the Parish Council.

Bridget and John have both chaired HAPC, as well as serving in a number of other capacities, which they have discharged enthusiastically, loyally and with complete dedication. A profound debt of gratitude is owed to them both, so we want to say ‘Thank You’ on behalf of parishioners past and present – even though we appreciate that these words will never be enough to adequately repay your contributions.

Marcus Whewell


Looking for volunteers to help with our village footpaths and trees

Are you a regular walker in the village and/or have a passion for the trees in our conservation area? The Parish Council would love to hear from you, if you were able to give a small amount of your time to be a voluntary Footpath or Tree Warden.
Please click on the links below for more information and contact the Parish Clerk at if you would be willing to help:

Closure of St Ives Viaduct (Harrison Way) over 4 weekends..

Closure of St Ives Viaduct, A1096, Harrison Way, St Ives over four weekends.
The closures will run from 20:30 on the Friday until 05:00 on Monday morning during the following weekends:
18th March 2022 – 21st March 2022
25th March 2022- 28th March 2022
1st April 2022 – 4th April 2022
8th April 2022 – 11th April 2022
The reason for the closures are that the bridge joints that were installed in 2017 have been found to have faults within the joints themselves and concrete and need to be repaired. This will mean access is needed to the entire stretch of the carriageway and so to minimise the affect on commuter traffic, work will be carried out 24hr works on rotating shifts at weekends. It is hoped one joint per weekend, hence the 4 dates.
For more information please contact Cambridgeshire County Council on :
Highway Maintenance
Cambridgeshire County Council
Tel: 0345 045 5212

Paint the village Red white and Bluetiful for the Platinum Jubilee

Paint the village Red white and Bluetiful

The Green-Fingered volunteer section of the Jubilee group have been working hard with plans to turn the village into a sea of red white and blue for the Jubilee Weekend and beyond.

The group have provided ‘Early Planning notes’ so that you can get started – once you have cleared your gardens of storm debris! Please find notes on the attached PDF document.

More news to follow – meantime get planning and planting!