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:

1st Bourn Cubs need leaders and adult helpers for as little or as much time as you can spare.

We meet every Thursday evening to help our 8- to 11-year-olds develop skills for life. Every now and then that might mean using a compass, but more often than not it’s about giving them the confidence to have a go and get stuck in. You don’t have to be Bear Grylls to volunteer – we will give you the support and training you need. Can you help? Please contact [email protected] or visit bournscouts.org.uk/get-involved if you’d like to find out more.

 

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.

 

A428 Expansion

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.

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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.

03.03.2020

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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03.03.2020

Bourn Gaming Club

Join us to play board games, wargaming and role-playing games every Tuesday evening at the sports pavilion.
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07.03.2020

Annual Bourn village litter pick

Keep Bourn tidy! Join in the annual litter pick. Contact Rob Bourne (719021) or Matt Schumann (07720 292682) Click here…
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10.03.2020

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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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:
18.03.2020
Time:
19:30
Location:
Bourn Village Hall, Short Street, Bourn
Cambridge, CB23 2SG United Kingdom
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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 [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]