Bourn, Cambridgeshire

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Welcome to our village

Welcome to the new Bourn Parish website, and thank you for visiting! Take a look around to learn about the village, its history, and what’s coming up in Bourn in the coming weeks and months.

Village noticeboard:

420 New Trees Planted!

Thank to our wonderful group of volunteers, 420 young trees were planted in a new area of woodland this weekend. Special thanks to Basil Jaques and Julie Maclean for help and support. See here for details.
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New interactive map from East-West Rail

Check out the new interactive map published by East-West Rail which enables you to overlay a range of environmental factors, such as footpaths, flood areas, special habitats etc on the map which shows the possible route of the new railway line. Click on the Local Planning button, then the East-West Rail button.
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Church Services Update

Latest update 17th November During this lockdown we are unable to meet in person for worship, however church buildings remain open for individual prayer. Sunday 22nd November in the Zoom Chapel 10.00am, Please follow this link to join with us 6.00pm ~ Evening Prayer Please follow this link to join with us Telephone-based service ~ Monday at 5pm A short worship service using the telephone only, rather than using computers or the internet - run for those who prefer using the phone. Please contact Geoff or Anne if you know someone who would benefit from this type of service and they will make sure they have an order of service and details of how to join. Team Morning Prayer  ZOOM Chapel - Mondays to Saturdays 8.15am Team Bible Study via Zoom...continues on Wednesday evening arrive at 7.15 for  7.30pm - this will be followed by an optional service of Compline. (Night prayer) Team Compline  ZOOM Chapel – Thursdays 9.00pm. Please also look on the church page of the website for opening times for individual prayer. Please look for the guidance notes as you enter to ensure safe use of the building in these times. It is mandatory  to wear a face covering while inside the church.
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East-West Rail update meeting

Catch up on the Zoom meeting on 4 November for residents, where Cllrs O'Brien and Jones presented an update on the East-West Rail plans, which threaten to put a railway line through the Broadway. Read a summary and see the slides here.
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Time is ticking for our historic rights of way

Any pre-1949 footpaths, bridleways or byways that are not recorded on the legal definitive map by 2026 may be lost forever. We therefore have to look at whether we wish to restore and register any historic public rights of way which are not yet shown.  Definitive map modification orders are not about whether rights of access should be created or taken away, rather they are about whether the rights exist already. What is a ‘right of way’? There are four types of rights of way that can be found on the definitive map, with each type defining what that right of way can be used for. These are footpaths, bridleways, restricted byways and byways open to all traffic . They are specific routes which allow the public to travel across land which belongs to someone else, they often run through land which is privately owned. It is possible  that there are some in existence on private land that the landowner is not aware of.    It is  worth checking to see if any ( pre 1949 ) rights of way that you use are on the definitive map, as if not they would need reinstating. Don’t forget that these include all sorts of ‘ways’ - not just footpaths across the countryside.  https://www.ramblers.org.uk/dontloseyourway  
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Upcoming Events

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.

08.12.2020

Tuesday Coffee Club

All South Cambridgeshire District Council's Sheltered Housing Communal Halls have been closed until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic.…
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15.12.2020

Tuesday Coffee Club

All South Cambridgeshire District Council's Sheltered Housing Communal Halls have been closed until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic.…
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22.12.2020

Tuesday Coffee Club

All South Cambridgeshire District Council's Sheltered Housing Communal Halls have been closed until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic.…
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29.12.2020

Tuesday Coffee Club

All South Cambridgeshire District Council's Sheltered Housing Communal Halls have been closed until further notice due to the Covid-19 pandemic.…
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The Parish Council

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.

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Next meeting:

Date:
20.01.2021
Time:
19:30
Location:
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Local Government

Anthony Brown M.P.

Member of House of Commons

Conservative Party

Anthony Browne was elected MP for South Cambridgeshire in the 2019 General Election.

See further details for Anthony’s work on his website page

Anthony can be emailed at anthony.browne.mp@parliament.uk

Constituency office:

Broadway House, 149-151 St Neots Road, Hardwick CB23 7QJ

T: 01954 211 444

Cllr. Tumi Hawkins

South Cambridgeshire District Councillor

Liberal Democrat party

Tumi represents the Caldecote ward which includes Bourn parish along with the parishes of Caldecote, Childerley, Kingston, Little Gransden and Longstowe.

See further details for Tumi’s role at South Cambs website page

Tumi can be emailed at cllr.hawkins@scambs.gov.uk

 

Cllr. Mark Howell

Cambridgeshire County Councillor

Conservative party

Mark represents the Cambourne division within the county of Cambridgeshire, which includes Bourn.

See here for further details about Mark’s role and interests.

Mark can be emailed at mark.howell@cambridgeshire.gov.uk