Welcome

Welcome to the Sawston Parish Council Website.

Council Office

 

Winter Fair 2016

This year’s Winter Fair will be held on Friday 16th December.  For more information please contact Rob Grayston – robgraystonlabour@gmail.com or 07792 342499

Sawston Annual Bonfire/Fireworks Night

Thank you to everyone who gave a donation, this year we raised an amazing £941.19 which will be given to local charities.

Congratulations to all the winners of the colouring competition and the best dressed guy.

 

Community Gritting Scheme

Cambridge County Council are looking for volunteers to step in  during extended periods of freezing weather to clear routes in the village that are not part of the County Council’s gritting program.

Routes would have to be agreed so that you would be covered by the County Council’s insurance.  The County Council will provide the spreading machines used for gritting but they do not provide any protective clothing or shovels etc.  The Parish Council would be willing to fund this.

If you are interested in volunteering for this scheme please contact the Parish Clerk who will be able to forward you the details or alternatively please contact highways@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

 

Groundsman of the year 2016

Congratulations to our Head Groundsman,  Alan Poole who has received the award from Cambridgeshire FA of Groundsman of the Year 2016equipment to apply on line can do so by calling an advisor on 0345 045 1367 to make an assisted application.

 

Do you need to renew or apply for a bus pass?

Residents can renew their bus pass on line if they are able to do so by going www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/buspass

and following the link ”Renew your bus pass”.  Applicants who do not have the experience and/or

 

Cambridge City Deal

From Monday July 11 to Monday October 10 2016, the County Council are seeking people’s views on a planned package of measures to tackle peak-time congestion in Cambridge which will significantly improve public transport, cycling and walking journeys.
Your feedback will be used by the Greater Cambridge City Deal to help shape and improve the approach, which was approved in principle by the Executive Board in June.
Final recommendations are due to be considered in January 2017.

http://www.gccitydeal.co.uk/

 

Audit/Accounts 2015/2016

Notice

Annual Return Section 1

Annual Return Section 2

 

Want to know more about trees?…

There are many questions about trees and hedges that are answered on the Council’s website by following this link: https://www.scambs.gov.uk/content/trees-faqs

 

Community Defibrillators

The Parish Council has now installed four defibrillators in the village, one at the Parish Council Office, Spicers Pavilion, Lynton Way Pavilion and Mill Lane Pavilion.

The more people that know these are installed in our community, the more chance there is of saving the life of a victim of sudden cardiac arrest.

If you have any queries please contact the Parish Clerk.

 

Public Library

Sawston Library re opened on Wednesday 6th March 2013 at Sawston Village College in a temporary building on the grass in front of the Arts Centre on New Road, please see below website for opening times and more information.

www.sawstonlibrary.org.uk

 

Wreath laid at War Grave in Sawston Cemetery – 11th November 2016

Aircraftsman 2nd. Class No. 26751, John Samuel, Royal Flying Corps – Born 1881 – died 1916.

This is Sawston’s only official War Grave commemorating one of its own who died following repatriation.

War Memorial 

 

 

 

Chairman’s Reports

Annual report 2015-2016

Annual report 2014-2015

Annual report 2013-2014

Annual report 2012 – 2013

 

For an update on the Local Plan please visit:

www.scambs.gov.uk/local-plan-examination

 

The 5th Annual Awards by South Cambridgeshire District Council

Sawston Nominations

Village Hero – Recognising outstanding individuals who have made a significant and voluntary contribution to their local community

Mick Roughead (Sawston United) – 2nd Place

Parish Councillor of the Year – Parish Councillors who have made a significant contribution to their local community in the past year

Eugene Murray – 2nd Place

Community Pride: Youth Group or Initiative – Celebrating local youth groups and initiatives that provide positive activities for young people and encourage young people to play a part in their community

SYG Youth group – Paul Whitmell SYG – 1st Place

Community Pride: Local Services and Amenities -Celebrating community run shops, post offices, recreational facilities or libraries, for example

JHC were nominated

Anunal awards 2015

 

 

New Pedestrian Crossing

The County Council’s Highways and Community Infrastructure Committee met in January and agreed its Transport Delivery Plan.  This Plan included the successful Local Highways Initiative (LHI) bids for 2015-16.

We are pleased to be able to report that Sawston Parish Council’s LHI bid for funding for a pedestrian crossing at the Queensway / Churchfield Avenue end of Babraham Road has been successful and the Parish Council has been awarded £5,000 towards this scheme.

 

Orchard Park Play Equipment now open

The new play equipment at Orchard Park, Tannery Road, is now open, we hope you enjoy it.

 

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Local Plan                                                    

The Local Plan was presented for public consultation last summer, for the proposed 540 new homes for Sawston on three sites all with sole access from Babraham Road with two of the sites in Green Belt. Sawston Parish Council acknowledged the need for some additional homes but considered the village schools, health centre and other amenities could not cope with this amount of development and the increased volume of traffic it would generate.

The Parish Council mounted a campaign to persuade SCDC that this scale of development was excessive.  Our efforts were unsuccessful and at a meeting in March SCDC voted to accept the plan.

 

 

Public Library

Sawston Library re opened on Wednesday 6th March 2013 at Sawston Village College in a temporary building on the grass in front of the Arts Centre on New Road, please see below link for opening times

http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/directory_record/37673/sawston_library/category/71/libraries_with_friends_groups

http://www.sawstonlibrary.org.uk/