Cambridge, CB23 2SG United Kingdom
Former Gestamp site being cleared for development
Clearance of the former Gestamp site starts on 14 Feb and will be completed before the nesting season in March. This is located in the northwest corner of Bourn Airfield , near the Caldicote roundabout on the old A428 and is being cleared for a new industrial site. Details here on the works.
Keep Bourn clean!
Join in the annual litter picking around the village on Saturday 7 March. Meet 9:30am at the Jubilee playing fields. For more details see here.
Bourn Players present BLITZ!
Comberton Village College Performance Hall
Thursday 19th and Friday 20th March at 7:30pm and Saturday 21st March at 2:30pm and 7:30pm (see events calendar). Tickets (£14 and £9 concession) available online at bournplayers.org.uk or from the village shop.
The future of Greater Cambridge – have your say in the Big Debate on 18th February
The planning team is holding the first conversation with the public about the long term plans for Cambridge and are inviting you to join in the debate at 6:30pm 18th Feb at the Corn Exchange. Book here. Also you can comment on the big questions as part of the consultation until the 24th February, please visit www.greatercambridgeplanning.org to explore the themes and big issues.
Bedford – Cambridge railway: preferred route chosen
The route for the new railway line linking Bedford to Cambridge has been chosen. There will be a station at Cambourne and the line will run to the north of Bourn. See here to see a map of the route and why this route was chosen. Your Parish Council will actively engage with the consultation process and represent the views of our residents. Update on 14 Feb: The East-West Rail Company are doing a series of community events to explain the new railway – see here. The nearest ones to us are in Cambourne on 19 February and in Comberton on 28 March.
Bourn is awarded free trees from The Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust has awarded Bourn Parish Council and The Bee Road 210 free trees following an application made earlier in January. The trees, selected to support wildlife, will include common oak, silver birch, hazel, blackthorn, crab apple, dog rose, elder and rowan. The saplings will arrive in November. We’ll be looking for volunteers to help with planting so if you’re interested do get in touch.
Are you living with Parkinson’s Disease? Tulip Fun Run 2020
Most of us DO know of someone who has been diagnosed with this condition, who is now living with knowledge of what that implies for themselves and for their family and friends in the future.
THE CAMBRIDGE BRANCH OF PARKINSON’S UK exists so that People with Parkinson’s (PwPs) do not have to face the future alone. Meetings, therapies and a bi-monthly newsletter offer advice, information, and companionship. Please see our website for further details https://www.parkinsonscambridge.org.uk/.
Apply for up to £1,000 from the Community Chest Grant
If you’re a voluntary or community group wishing to improve the quality of life in South Cambridgeshire this might be for you. These are small grants of up to £1,000 for one-off costs relating to a project or activity and are available now. They are likely to be snapped up quite quickly so do apply soon. See here to make an application.
Could you be a Parish Councillor?
Bourn Parish Council currently has vacancies for two Parish Councillors. If you’re looking for an opportunity to serve the village and use your skills and experience to support the parish council in its work please email the Parish Clerk for details.
Highways England are proposing to improve journeys between Milton Keynes and Cambridge with a new 10 mile dual carriageway between the Black Cat roundabout and Caxton Gibbet junction. They’re also creating and improving a number of junctions including a new three tier junction at Black Cat roundabout, which will allow traffic to flow freely on.
We’re happy to live in an exciting and vibrant community. Below is a selection of upcoming events taking place in Bourn. Alternatively, view all upcoming events in the Calendar, or submit your own event.
The Parish Council is the first stage in the democratic process, and aims to care for all the affairs of the Parish and ensure that at all times, statutory requirements are met.
In order to do this, close liaison is maintained with the rest of the local authorities, South Cambridgeshire District and Cambridgeshire County Council, the Environment Agency, Cambridgeshire Constabulary, and so on.
Agendas for forthcoming meetings are published here and displayed on the Parish noticeboards no later than three working days before each meeting to comply with current law.
Anthony Brown M.P.
Member of House of Commons
Cllr. Tumi Hawkins
South Cambridgeshire District Councillor
Liberal Democrat party