Welcome to the Sawston Parish Council Website.
WINTER BIN COLLECTION CHANGES
From Monday 1 December SCDC will be moving to monthly green bin collections during the winter months of December, January and February. Black and blue bin collections will remain unchanged. Fortnightly green bin collections will resume in March.
Christmas collection changes will affect all residents, with some dates moving forward as well as back. Collections will be made up until 27 December, break until 4 January and return to normal on 5 January.
More information on all these changes can be found in the winter South Cambs Magazine and online:
Contact: Liz Davy – Elizabeth.email@example.com or call 01954 713083
Wreath laid at War Grave in Sawston Cemetery – 11th November 2014
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.
IMPROVING YOUR STREET LIGHTING
In partnership with the County Council, Balfour Beatty will be providing modern street lighting which will operate more efficiently, save energy and reduce operating costs for years to come. Work is due to start 21st November in Sawston and they will be either replacing the column, replacing the lantern or removing the column altogether. This will affect 86 lights in Sawston that are owned by the County Council.
There will be a public consultation on Tuesday 4th November at Spicers Pavilion between 5.30pm – 7.30pm for you to meet Balfour Beatty and the County Council to discuss this and see which lights will be affected.
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 ANNUAL FIREWORKS NIGHT 2014
We hope you enjoyed the fireworks this year and thank you to all who made a donation. This year a total of £587.70 raised which will be given to local charities.
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