Bourn, Cambridgeshire


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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:

BMI Can Do It: Join the movement

We are on a mission to encourage the people of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to eat well, sleep well and move more... and we are writing to invite you to join this new movement, driven by the NHS and partners.  What is it all about? BMI Can Do It is a movement designed to encourage people to eat well, sleep well and move more driven by your local NHS. As part of the movement we’ve set out a range of easy-to-follow challenges for people to undertake individually, amongst groups of friends and family or work colleagues. We know that positive, healthy changes – no matter how small – add up. The BMI Can Do It movement is supported by an investment of up to £1 million by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group, which includes specialist services delivered via the NHS for those who need further support to manage their weight or (risk of) Type 2 Diabetes.  Why now? We know that people with an unhealthily high BMI are sadly at a much worse risk of suffering severe consequences if they contract COVID-19. With your support we can help your community eat well, sleep well and move more, to reduce their risk and to help them live happier, healthier lives. How can you join?
  • Visit today to sign up to the movement
  • Set your own personal or team health and wellbeing challenge under the banner of BMI Challenge You, using one of our downloadable challenge packs or creating your own
  • Follow us on InstagramTwitter and Facebook (BMICanDoIt)
  • Use the pack attached to find out more and share the news of the movement with your local residents
This is just the first step in getting the movement moving! Make sure you sign up via and follow us on our social media channels to stay up to date. Thank you,  Fé ToussaintCommunications Specialist Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group Lockton House, Clarendon Road, Cambridge CB2 8FH [email protected]  07973691082
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Free Health checks for 40 to 74 year olds

I work for Everyone Health who are commissioned by Cambridgeshire County Council to deliver free healthy lifestyle services across Cambridgeshire. I am part of the team that delivers free NHS Health Checks and wanted to offer the opportunity for a free health check to residents of Bourn. We are slowly getting our clinics back up and my clinic at Everyone Active (Cambourne fitness and sports centre) is now open again to see people in person. My first clinic is Monday 24th August 2020. Procedures are in place for social distancing and reducing the risk infection both in the centre and a separate risk assessment has been conducted by myself for my clinic. I will be in full PPE and face masks/hand sanitiser will be provided for clients. The NHS Health Check is available to people aged 40-74 and involves a finger prick blood test for cholesterol and blood glucose levels to test for the risk of diabetes. We would also measure blood pressure, height, weight and BMI and discuss lifestyle. The whole appointment takes about 20-30 minutes and the results from the blood tests come back in a few minutes so we’d discuss those. We can now also do half of the appointment over the phone so that people would only have to come in for the blood tests and measurements. The appointment, however we conduct it, is confidential. After the appointment, the only place that the form goes outside of Everyone Health is to the respective GP surgeries so that they are aware people have had the health check as it is the same check that is done at the GP surgery and they can follow up on anything if necessary. The covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of the NHS Health check as the conditions we screen for can increase the risk of more serious health problems developing. Also conditions, such as, high cholesterol and high blood pressure might not be discovered until it is tested for. If you’re interested in a free health check please ring 0333 005 0093 to make an appointment  If you would prefer to complete part of the health check over the phone, then please ask for this. You can then specify a preferred date and time for a call back. Helen Hurst | NHS Health Check Trainer Everyone Health
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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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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

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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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

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]