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:

SCDC Zero Carbon Communities Press Release

South Cambs District Council and Cambridge Sustainable Food have joined forces to launch their Food for Our Future Campaign and Challenge. See the attachment for details.
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Exercise of Public Rights Notice re Annual Governance & Accountability Return 2019/20

BOURNPARISHCOUNCIL   NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF UNAUDITED ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2020 Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 25, 26 and 27 The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234) The Accounts and Audit (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/404)
  1. Date of announcement            24 JULY 2020 2. Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd.  The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review. Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2020, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:   (b)   MICHELE HUTTON, CLERK & RFO 53 BEAUFORT ROAD, UPPER CAMBOURNE, CB236FP 07701339765   commencing on (c)  Monday 27 July 2020   and ending on (d)    Friday 4 September 2020   3. Local government electors and their representatives also have:   ·         The opportunity to question the appointed auditor about the accounting records; and ·         The right to make an objection which concerns a matter in respect of which the appointed auditor could either make a public interest report or apply to the court for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the smaller authority.   The appointed auditor can be contacted at the address in paragraph 4 below for this purpose between the above dates only.   4. The smaller authority’s AGAR is subject to review by the appointed auditor under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the NAO’s Code of Audit Practice 2015.  The appointed auditor is:   PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team) 15 Westferry Circus Canary Wharf London E14 4HD ([email protected])   5. This announcement is made by (e) Michele Hutton  
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Church Services

Following the relaxation of the lockdown requirements we are making a gradual and cautious approach to restarting services in church buildings. Services in church buildings                                         July 26th in start time order  LONGSTOWE – Holy Communion at 8.30am YELLING – Holy Communion at 9.00am BOURN – Family Worship at 10.30am CAXTON – Morning Prayer at 10.30am PAPWORTH – Holy Communion at 10.30am BOXWORTH – Morning Prayer at 10.45am ELSWORTH – Holy Communion at 11.00am CONINGTON – Evening Prayer at 6.00pm ELTISLEY – ‘Bread of Life’ at 6.00pm GRAVELEY – Holy Communion at 6.00pm Telephone-based service Change of Day ~ 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 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 Team Compline  ZOOM Chapel – Thursdays 9.00pm. Please also look on the church page of the website for opening times for private prayer. Please look for the guidance notes as you enter to ensure safe use of the building in these times. There is a new letter from Revd Nigel di Castiglione on the letters page - Taking ourselves seriously 
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South Cambs Community Safety Survey 2020

South Cambridgeshire Community Safety Partnership (CSP) is made up of representatives from South Cambs District Council,  Cambridgeshire County Council, Police, Fire and Rescue Service and the NHS and Probation Service, who work together to deal with local crime and anti-social behaviour issues. This survey aims to collate information from the public on perceptions of safety within their communities. Please complete by  Sunday 26th July 2020 -
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Covid-19 Shielding and Priority Food Supplies

As shielding draws to a close it is worth reminding you that vulnerable /shielding individuals can register (or re-register) for priority food slots through the government site if needed. The deadline is July 17th 2020. See here for further details.
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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.


Bourn Gaming Club

Due to Covid-19, we are currently not running gaming evenings at our normal home, the Jubilee Recreation Ground Pavilion. Instead,…
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Tuesday Coffee Club

Originally set up for the residents of the Sheltered Housing community nowadays it is open to any residents of the…
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Bourn Gaming Club

Due to Covid-19, we are currently not running gaming evenings at our normal home, the Jubilee Recreation Ground Pavilion. Instead,…
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Merribourn Club

We generally alternate meetings with either Bingo or a speaker/entertainer. Our ages range from late 50s to over 90 and…
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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

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]


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 [email protected]