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Community Defibrillator Seminar
The Parish Council has recently installed two defibrillators in the village, one at the Parish Council Office and one at Spicers Pavilion. The Community Heartbeat Trust will be demonstrating the use of defibrillators and explaining how the equipment works and its benefits to the community in saving precious minutes in the treatment of sudden cardiac arrest.
The more people that know how to use the portable defibrillator installed in our community, the more chance there is of saving the life of a victim of sudden cardiac arrest.
Everybody is welcome to this seminar on Thursday 17th March 2016 – 7.30pm at Spicers Pavilion, Cambridge Road.
Western Orbital – Initial Ideas for a new bus route along or near the M11
The Great Cambridge City Deal is considering initial ideas for a new bus route between the west and south of Cambridge, either along or very near the M11.
For more information click here City Deal
Wreath laid at War Grave in Sawston Cemetery – 11th November 2015
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.
SAWSTON ANNUAL FIREWORKS NIGHT 2015
We hope you enjoyed the fireworks this year and thank you to all who made a donation. This year an amazing total of £1,126.23 was raised which will be given to local charities.
UPDATE ON LOCAL PLAN
For an update on the Local Plan please visit:
THE 5TH ANNUAL AWARDS BY SOUTH CAMBRIDGESHIRE DISTRICT COUNCIL
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
VIEW THE PROPOSALS FOR A DEVELOPMENT OF LAND OFF MILL LANE FOR 48 HOUSES
The Beeches – Sawston for more information please visit www.manoroakhomes.co.uk
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.
NEW PLAY EQUIPMENT NOW OPEN
The new play equipment at Orchard Park, Tannery Road, is now open, we hope you enjoy it.
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.
LOCAL SITES ANNOUNCED TO PROVIDE NEW HOMES – please see attached press release issued Monday 3rd June
SOUTH CAMBS LOCAL PLAN: AGREEMENT OF ISSUES AND OPTIONS
The consultation closed at 5pm on Monday 14th October 2013.
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