Welcome to the Sawston Parish Council Website.
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
Funding for the winter gritting programme for this winter was agreed by the County Council at its budget in February 2014, and gritting teams have been out a number of times in recent weeks. The County Council is now close to finalising its budget for the forthcoming financial year. It is now clear that there will be no reduction in winter gritting routes in 2015-16, so all roads that are currently gritted will continue to be gritted in bad weather during next year’s winter.
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.
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