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.

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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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Report from our EGM on the EWR consultation

The Parish Council held an Extraordinary General Meeting on 5 May to discuss with residents how it should respond to the consultation on the East-West Rail proposals. You can see the slides, listen to the presentation, look at the chat log, see answers to questions asked and find out what the council agreed to respond to on the latest update on the planning page here.
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Join the Parish Council EGM on the East-West Railway consultation

Your Parish Council is holding a virtual extraordinary general meeting on Wednesday 5th May at 7:30pm to discuss how it plans to respond to the consultation on East-West Railway's proposals. The aim of the meeting is to reach a consensus on our main message and to support residents in making their own responses. As this is a public meeting all residents are welcome to join. Join via Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84826229728?pwd=eUI1eDNnUU8rVHdPbnlEKzN0Qklwdz09 Meeting ID: 848 2622 9728, Passcode: 304022 Background: EWR has proposed two options for the section that affects us: one uses a station south of Cambourne with the line cutting across the Broadway and the Drift, which clearly has a major and negative impact on Bourn. The other uses a station north of Cambourne with the line running north of the A428 before going south near Caldecote Highfields. EWR indicated that its preferred route uses the north Cambourne station and we need to support this. In addition, EWR is also inviting comments on a northern approach to Cambridge, going via Northstowe and Cambridge North, but it is clear that this option will need significant public support to be considered seriously alongside the two proposed alignments. Read more about the route alignment and consultation process in the planning section of this website.
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Plant sale, Manor Farm, 24th April

Graham and Viv Bruce are selling some plants at Manor Farm Bourn at 11am-2pm on 24th April. Proceeds to Bourn Church. Read more 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.

22.06.2021

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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29.06.2021

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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06.07.2021

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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13.07.2021

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:
21.07.2021
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