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:

Bourn School’s Reading Bus Project

Bourn School is currently aiming to transform an old red bus into an amazing Reading Bus, which will be our fiction library and a lovely place for the children to spend time snuggled up with a good book! At the moment, the bus is on our playground and is in the process of being cleaned and stripped, ready for the electrics to be fitted, floors to be laid, book shelves to be built and the transformation of it into somewhere magical for the children. This project is even more special to us, because we are dedicating it to the memory of Lyla Glennen, one of our pupils who died suddenly in April, aged only 5. This year has been very difficult for all of us at Bourn School but this project is something positive that is bringing together the whole community to help us achieve our dream. If you are able to help in any way, please contact the school by emailing office@bourn.cambs.sch.uk. If you are able to donate money to help with the costs of the project, or buying the books, we have a Just Giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/bournreadingbus. Many thanks for any help you can offer. Laura Latham, Headteacher.

EXTRA - There's an article about it on the BBC Cambridgeshire news page dated Saturday 26th June -

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-57583328

Hopefully it will be accessible for a while to be able to see more about the project.

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Cycling and walking consultation – have your say!

Cambridgeshire County Council has begun a consultation on the creation of a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan for Cambridgeshire. The consultation ends on Tuesday 13 July 2021. If you want to see our walking and cycling tracks improved, please complete the survey and/or mark cycleways and footpaths you would like to see created or prioritised on the map. Read and respond here.
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New electoral boundaries – have your say!

The Boundary Commission is reviewing the parliamentary constituency boundaries and concluding their review in June 2023. The purpose is to create constituencies with a more even spread of electors (approx 70-77,000 each). The proposals make a significant change to our constituency, South Cambs. If you would like to comment on the new proposals, see the consultation here. The consultation ends on 2 August.
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Road closure – Bourn Road – 12 July for 14 days

Please note that Bourn Rd (the end of Caxton Road near Caxton) will be closed for sewer connection works from 12 July for up to 14 days. Diversions will be in place.
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Wanted: Finance School Governor at Bourn Primary School

Bourn Primary School is recruiting for a Finance School Governor - see here for details and who to contact.
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Bourn Parish Council submits its response to the EWR consultation

Your Parish Council submitted its response to the EWR consultation yesterday. See update here. Many thanks to all those residents who submitted their own consultation. We will keep you informed when we hear from EWR on their response to the various contributions they have received.
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Last chance to have your say on the railway

East-West Railway's consultation ends tomorrow, Wednesday 9 June. If you want to stop the line crossing the Broadway, fill in the on-line form TODAY! Go to section D on page 17 of the consultation form and vote for alignments 1 and 9. You can comment on the location of the station in Cambourne and the approach into Cambridge (north or south). Watch this video to see how to fill in the form and check out the EWR planning page for more information on what to say. DON'T DELAY - HAVE YOUR SAY TODAY!
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Stop the railway crossing the Broadway – respond to the consultation!

Please fill in the consultation form on the EWR site to make your views known about the routing of the new railway. Three route alignments using a south Cambourne station would result in the railway crossing the Broadway, which none of us in Bourn want. Two alternative route alignments (numbers 1 and 9) use a north Cambourne station and would allow the railway line to run north of Bourn airfield and so avoid crossing the Broadway. Go to section D on page 17 of the consultation form and vote for alignments 1 and 9. The more votes these options get, the more likely it is that the north Cambourne station will be preferred. Please also see an outline of the response your Parish Council is planning to make. If you would like to comment or suggest amendments, please email Neil Stutchbury.
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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.

03.08.2021

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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10.08.2021

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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17.08.2021

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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24.08.2021

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.

Visit Parish Council page

Next meeting:

Date:
15.09.2021
Time:
19:30
Location:
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Local Government

Anthony Browne MP

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

Cllr Tumi Hawkins 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

Cllr Mark Howell 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