Stapleford Cemetery Risk Assessment

Stapleford Parish Council will carry out risk assessments of the grave plots, headstones, memorials and kerbstones in this cemetery on a quarterly basis. Any headstones or memorials that are found to be in imminent danger of toppling will be laid flat. In the case of any headstone, memorial or kerbstone that is found to be loose or wobbly (but not in immediate danger of toppling), or otherwise poses a possible risk of harm to cemetery users, the stone mason responsible (where known) will be contacted and asked to arrange with the deceased’s family or next of kin a means of securing it. If, after a suitable period of time, the headstone, memorial or kerbstone has not been made safe then the Parish Council reserves the right to lay it flat, or otherwise make it safe. Any holes in or near grave plots will be filled in.

Please contact either the Clerk or Assistant Clerk for further information or questions.

Stapleford Parish Clerk – clerk@staplefordparishcouncil.gov.uk 07840 668048
Stapleford Assistant Clerk – assistant.clerk@staplefordparishcouncil.gov.uk 07545 847976

Funding to set up Mobile Warden schemes to support vulnerable people in South Cambridgeshire

South Cambridgeshire District Council has allocated £200,000 per year for the next two years to fund opportunities to set up new community Mobile Warden schemes across the district. They are urging parish councils, charities and independent groups to apply.
The schemes aim to serve a number of purposes for adults living in isolation, including meaningful contact with people who may not see or talk to others on a daily basis; friendship; and assistance with some tasks. They also enable people to live independently at home for
longer where they might otherwise transfer into more formal care settings.

They identified seven locations across the District – which have higher populations of older or vulnerable people – that will be able to benefit from new schemes being established. Local groups can apply via a tender process to run the schemes in these locations: Fulbourn;
Gamlingay; Over; Papworth Everard; Sawston (and surrounding villages within the Granta footprint); Willingham; and a cluster of villages including Bourn, Caldecote, Hardwick, Toft and Wimpole. Groups wishing to create new schemes in other South Cambridgeshire parishes
could also be eligible for funding and can apply through the grant application process.

Applications opened on Monday 1 June 2020 and will close on Friday 10 July 2020.

For more information email Lesley.mcfarlane@scambs.gov.uk or visit www.scambs.gov.uk/mobilewardens

Litter Picking Kits Available

Earlier this year, Stapleford Parish Council took ownership of 20 Litter picking kits in advance of a planned village litter pick, which we were going to advertise and hope for villager participation, to be conducted in March alongside a national litter picking campaign. With the current enduring lockdown, this has had to be postponed/cancelled and we would now like to make these kits available free to parishioners who would like to help keep Stapleford tidy. Each litter kit comprises: Hi-Vis bib; gloves; long handled picker; hand held bin bag ring; and bin bags.

For those of you interested in obtaining a kit, please contact Councillor Lusby who currently has possession of the litter kits and will provide a safety brief to ensure parishioner safety to arrange collection or delivery; mlusby@staplefordparishcouncil.gov.uk