Bourn, Cambridgeshire


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:

Riddy Lane road closure 7th April 2021

NOTICE is given that Cambridgeshire County Council has made an Order pursuant to the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended by the Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991, the effect of which is to stop any vehicle from proceeding along Riddy Lane, Bourn as lies between Church Street and Caxton End. Access will be maintained to properties affected by this order. The alternative route for vehicles is via Church Street – Short Street – High Street – Caxton End and vice versa. The Order is made to facilitate new water connection works which are being carried out on or near this highway and it will come into operation on 7 April 2021 and continue until these works have finished or on the 6 October 2022 whichever is the earlier. It is anticipated that these works will be carried out between 7 April and 9 April 2021. The Order shall not apply to any persons lawfully engaged in connection with any works for which it is made, any member of the Police Force, Fire and Rescue Service, Ambulance Service, a vehicle being used by Special Forces during the execution of their duties or to any person acting with the permission or upon the direction of a Police Officer in uniform.
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If you want superfast fibre broadband sign up by 28 February

There have been a number of new sign-ups for County Broadband's super fast broadband service recently, but it is still  short of its target of households that will permit them to offer its fibre service throughout the whole village. The deadline is 28 February 2021. If you're interested in what they are offering please see the offer on their website and/or contact their local project manager, Liam Cook via email
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Council gives the go-ahead to build 500 new homes at Bourn Airfield

Bourn Airfield new settlement received outline planning permission at an Extraordinary Meeting of the South Cambridge District Council Planning Committee on Friday the 19th of February. However, the initial phase is limited to 500 occupations until there’s a guarantee on the delivery of high quality public transport scheme to serve the development.  This article in the Cambridge Independent summarises the background to the 6-5 vote in favour of granting outline planning permission as well as Cllr Des O'Brien's well-articulated objections. There is also a rather fetching picture of our own Cllrs O'Brien, Rolfe and Jones in front of a Bourn Airfield sign!
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Watch the Council decide on whether to start building on BAD

The planning application for the building for 3500 houses on Bourn Airfield is coming before the South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Planning Committee on Friday the 19th of February at 10.00.
Residents can access a Microsoft Teams Broadcast of the meeting via this link:
This virtual planning committee meeting is the culmination of 10 years of preparation and 7 years of local opposition. Bourn Parish Council have objected to this version of the application in particular because it features conditions that will permit the developers to build 500 houses on the site in the absence of a decision on the nature and deliverability of a high quality public transport scheme. This decision to bring the application to committee, and the possibility of the granting of planning permission without clarity on a HQPT scheme, flies in the face of every undertaking the Council has promised: it is contrary to the council’s policies and disregards the government planning inspectors' assumptions on the delivery of a Cambourne to Cambridge busway.
The Planning application documents are all available here.
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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.


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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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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Bourn Parish Council meeting

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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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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

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. 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