Welcome

Welcome to the Sawston Parish Council Website.

Council Office

 

CHAIRMAN’S REPORTS

Annual report 2014-2015

Annual report 2013-2014

Annual report 2012 – 2013

 

ANNUAL PARISH MEETING – TUESDAY 5TH MAY 2015

The opportunity for residents to meet Parish Councillors and raise questions on local issues. The meeting

will be held in the Community Room at Spicers Pavilion, Cambridge Road, Sawston on Tuesday 5th May.

7.30pm start with tea and coffee available from 7.00pm.

 

 

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

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.

 

 

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.

War Memorial 

 

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.

http://www.lightingcambridgeshire.com/

 

NEW 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.

 

LOCAL SITES ANNOUNCED TO PROVIDE NEW HOMES – please see attached press release issued Monday 3rd June

http://www.sawston.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Local-PLan-village-sites.pdf

 

SOUTH CAMBS LOCAL PLAN: AGREEMENT OF ISSUES AND OPTIONS

http://www.scambs.gov.uk/localplan

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.

Bonfire 2014

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/leisure/libraries/directory/sawston_library.htm