Cambridge County Council Notice of Road Closure on Rideaway from 1st June 2024

NOTICE is given that Cambridgeshire County Council has made an Order
pursuant to the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended by the Road
Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991, the effect of which is to stop any
vehicle from proceeding along Rideaway (C121), Hemingford Abbots as lies
between Royal Oak Lane and New Road.

Access will be maintained to properties affected by this order.
The alternative route for vehicles is via New Road – High Street (C121) – Royal
Oak Lane and vice versa.

The Order is made to facilitate footway slurry sealing and associated works
which are being carried out on or near this highway and it will come into
operation on 1 June 2024 and continue until these works have finished or on
the 30 November 2025 whichever is the earlier.

It is anticipated that these works will be carried out between 08:00hrs and
17:00hrs 1 June 2024 to 1 June 2025.

CANCELLED – Annual Parish Meeting 8th May 2024


The Annual Parish Meeting that was to be held on Wednesday 8th May 2024 at 7:00pm at the Hemingford Abbots Village Hall has been cancelled. 

The Annual Parish Meeting, held in compliance with the Local Government Act 1972, is an opportunity for any elector of the Parish to raise for discussion and, if appropriate, to a vote any subject they wish that is relevant to the Parish.  The APM has been cancelled as there were no issues raised by parishioners.


The Hemingford Abbots Annual Parish Meeting

Each year, between the 1st of March and 1st of June, HAPC organises an Annual Parish Meeting.  This usually takes place in the Village Hall in the evening after 6 pm and all electors, the public and press are welcome to attend.  This is an informal community event, usually called by the Chair of the Parish Council and refreshments are provided.

During the meeting you can expect to hear short reports from the Parish Council on what it has accomplished in the past year.  You may also hear from your District & County Councillors, community groups and any other organisation that the Parish Council has supported and/or funded during the year.  

The Council may also invite other organisations such as the local community policem, neighbourhood watch co-ordinator, etc. to provide information on what has been happening in their area of expertise, and this is where we would like your help…

If you have any ideas on presenters you’d like to hear from, or topics you would like to learn more about, then please email the Parish Clerk ( before the 22nd March 2024 with your thoughts.

Meet your HDC Councillors

Sessions will take place between 2.30 and 3.30 pm on the following dates in the Hemingford Abbots Village Hall:

4th May 2024; 7th September 2024 and 7th December 2024. 

Additionally there are sessions in Godmanchester on 3rd February at Judith’s Field, at the Gala day on 6th July and in Judith’s field on 2nd November. 

PCC’s village mug and tea towel now available..

St Margaret’s Church Hemingford Abbots – Welcome Pack

Posted by Pearl Muspratt – PCC St Margaret’s Church

St Margaret’s Church has prepared a welcome pack; this takes the form of an information leaflet which, in addition to general information also gives times and forms of services. It comes with welcome gifts of a mug, and a tea towel.

The mugs and tea towels will also be on general sale.  The tea towel has a beautiful illustration of the village, designed by David Hamilton as seen on on the board by the bus stop in the middle of the village.  The mug shows the church on one side and the pub on the other.  They are £5 each, a bargain!  And they make a lovely present for friends, especially if they have visited the village, maybe been to the flower festival.  

If you know of anyone who has recently moved to the village, or if you wish to purchase a mug or tea towel, please email Pearl Muspratt at