Your Parish Council comprises of five members. Councillors serve for a term of four years and represent the interests of the village and work collectively to make decisions for the benefit of the community. The government is increasingly encouraging local councils to deliver more services and play a greater part in their communities to meet local needs.
The Council is responsible for the Parish budget, management of the Clunch Pit maintenance of the fabric of Village Hall (both come under the ownership of the PC) and village amenities such as the children’s playground, village signs, notice board and benches as well as any environmental issues or concerns.
It is also the interface between parishioners and the District and County Councils; liaison with South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC) in relation to planning applications, street signs, council housing, environment, rubbish collection and the new Local Plan for South Cambridgeshire; and Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC) in respect of education, street lighting, drainage, highways, speed limits, footpaths, bus services and strategic planning.
Your Councillors are always ready to help if you have any questions or matters of concern about your local area or local services.
Overall and final responsibility for health and safety in the Council and statutory compliance is that of the Council. Risk assessment is a continuing process, it shall form part of the Council’s annual review. The Risk Assessment Management Policy and Risk Register can be found here
The Council provides representation to the following
- The Village Hall Trustees meetings
- SCDC – Parish Liaison meetings
- Working with neighbouring parishes
Parish Council Meetings are held in the village Hall at 7.30 pm generally on a Tuesday of every month (except August and December). Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings and are invited to speak on issues that concern them during an Open forum session at the start of each of each meeting.
Full Council Meeting Dates 2021:
Tuesday 20 July Tuesday 21 September Tuesday 19 October Tuesday 23 November
The agenda is posted on the website and the village notice board sited near the Rods Walk path, in the centre of the village (next to the post box).
Planning application notifications received will be placed on the village website with the links to view plans on the Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Portal. Applications will be considered at an ordinary parish meeting, or if necessary a planning meeting will be called. In general, unless the development will have a significant impact on the village or there are material considerations, the council will make no recommendation.
Next Parish Council Meeting is Tuesday 21 September 2021 – Agenda
The meeting will be held in line with current COVID and Government guidelines.