Prickwillow Village Newsletter

January 2023


17th Annual General Meeting of the Prickwillow Village Council will be held on Monday January 23rd 2023 at 7.30pm

The Committee will be elected for the forthcoming year. We meet every two months so why not join us?

The Chairman, Dan Littler, is standing down, so new members would be welcome. 

Are you concerned about matters relevant to you and your village? Please come along; all residents are welcome. 

The AGM will be followed at 8.15pm by the January Prickwillow Village Council Meeting.


Don’t forget that the bin collection dates have been altered for the New Year bank holidays:

Bags and blue bins will be on Thursday January 5
Bags and green bins will be on Wednesday January 11

and back to normal with blue bins on Tuesday January 17


The following planned road works have been announced: 

29/01/2023 – Queen Adelaide level crossing; overnight closure.


Wednesday January 4 at 8.00pm at Hiam SS Club

Book to read: ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ by Rebecca Skloot.


I hope that everyone of you has a happy and healthy New Year.

I’d also like to thank all the deliverers of the newsletter for their time and effort. Your help is very much appreciated.


I wanted to reflect on 2022 and let you know a few of the matters I have been working on, on your behalf.

This year has not been without its challenges – whether that is the spiralling energy costs or the war in Ukraine. We have also mourned the death of our late Queen Elizabeth.

Improving healthcare locally continues to be one of my priorities. Addenbrooke’s has plans to build two new hospitals on its site to specialise in children’s care and cancer research. The Princess of Wales Hospital is also seeking funding for a major rebuilding programme and I have been pleased to support their efforts.

I continue to campaign for better infrastructure and connectivity in our area – I have pressed the case for: the A10 and funding has been made available for a feasibility study to examine significant upgrades to this major road, including dualling, improvements to Junctions 37 and 38 on the A14 and better rail links and bus services.

I know that cost of living is a real concern, and I am committed to helping constituents across South East Cambridgeshire find the support and advice they need. In my previous role as Financial Secretary to the Treasury, I worked with colleagues to introduce a package of measures to help tackle the cost of living crisis including a £400 discount off energy bills. Since then the Government has gone further with the introduction of the Energy Price Guarantee which caps the price per unit of electricity / gas for at least six months. In the coming months, the Government will consider how it supports households with energy bills beyond April 2023.

I wish you all the best and, as always, if I can be of help or assistance please email me on


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