Assets

Cambourne Parish Facilities


The Parish Council is responsible for looking after the following facilities on behalf of the residents of Cambourne:

The Hub, Cambourne Community Centre
(Transferred in June 2005)
The Parish Council runs the building for the community with priority being given to community activities during the week, ensuring the Hub is kept largely free at weekends for residents’ private parties.

The car park and gardens were transferred to the Parish Council January 2007

The Hub is available to be booked via the Parish Council on 01954 714403 or e-mail bookings@cambourneparishcouncil.gov.uk

Allotments Crow Hill
(Transferred Easter 2005)
The site is currently divided into 68 plots and at present there is a waiting list managed by the CPC, which also looks after all the administration and maintains the general areas. The Parish Council keeps a check on the maintenance of plots.

If you wish to be added to the waiting list, please e-mail bookings@cambourneparishcouncil.gov.uk. For other issues contact the Parish Office on 01954 714403

Allotments Brace Dein
(Transferred March 2010)
The site is currently divided into 107 plots. The CPC manages the allotment waiting list and the allocation of plots and checks on the maintenance of plots. The Parish Council handles all the administration related to the allotments and maintains the general areas.

If you wish to be added to the waiting list, please e-mail bookings@cambourneparishcouncil.gov.uk. For other issues contact the Parish Office on 01954 714403

Scout/Guide Land, Crow Hill
(Transferred in 2011 along with the access road)
This is a plot of land to the south of the allotments. The Parish Council is working with the Scouts and Guides to secure a building on site for their meetings. There is also a paddock attached for camping etc.

Burial Ground, Eastgate
(Transferred January 2006)
The land is presently leased to the County Council for the fourth primary school, The Hardwick Blue School.

The Parish Council has prepared proposals to open up part of the Burial Ground on the area not used by the school and using the extension of the site provided by MCA as part of the s106 agreement for the additional 950 dwellings.

Sports Pitches, Back Lane
(Phase 1 transferred September 2006, phase 2 transferred September 2008)
These pitches are currently subdivided into 4 mini pitches, 2 junior pitches,1 9v9 pitch, 1 colts pitch, 3colts/adults pitches and 2 rugby pitches for use by Cambourne Clubs. Residents are requested not to exercise dogs on sports pitches. The s106 agreement for the additional 950 dwellings will provide a full size MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) with the junior pithces relocated onto the land adjacent to Monk Drive.

The sports pitches are available to book via Cambourne Fitness and Sports centre on 01954 714070.

MUGA and Tennis Courts, Back Lane
(Transferred January 2006)
The MUGA is maintained and run by the Parish Council and is extensively used by Cambourne Clubs and residents. There are plans to provide 3 new Tennis courts adjacent to the existing courts.

The MUGA can be booked via Cambourne Fitness and Sports centre on 01954 714070.

The tennis courts are maintained by the Parish Council, but for bookings and membership contact Cambourne Tennis Club on their website http://cambournetennis.clubbuzz.co.uk

Tennis Courts, Monkfield Lane
(Transferred July 2006)
A key for the tennis courts is £5 and can be obtained via the Parish Council office in the Hub. For more information phone the office on 01954 714403 or e-mail bookings@cambourneparishcouncil.gov.uk

Bowling Green, Back Lane
(Transferred May 2009)
The Parish Council assisted in forming a Bowls Club which is in its infancy.
For more information visit www.cambourne.info/bowls-club

Temporary changing rooms, Back Lane
These were supplied ready for September 2006 to allow the sports clubs to enter the relevant leagues when using the MUGA and pitches. They were funded by contributions from the Parish Council, McA, the Cambourne Developers, and South Cambridgeshire District Council. These have now been repositioned and will form the club room for the Bowls Club.

Cambourne Sports and Fitness Centre
This building was given to the Parish Council in December 2011 by MCA as part of their infrastructure commitment to Cambourne. The centre is managed by Everyone Active on behalf of Cambourne Parish Council.
For more information visit: www.everyoneactive.com

Cambourne Sports Pavilion
The Pavilion, opened in August 2011, was funded by the Parish council with support from MCA and South Cambs District Council. It provides changing facilities for the outdoor ptiches, MUGA and tennis courts. The building acts as the base for the Parish Council grounds staff. The Pavilion's Club Room is used by a number of community groups and can be booked for private parties and functions.
The Pavilion is available to be booked via the Parish Council on 01954 714403 or e-mail bookings@cambourneparishcouncil.gov.uk

Skate Board Park, Back Lane
(Transferred January 2006)
The area in common with all of our play areas is inspected annually by Playground Management Ltd on behalf of RoSPA. Any recommendations are acted on to maintain a safe environment. The skate Board Park was revamped in 2012 with street graffiti applied by the youth of Cambourne under the guidance of Cambourne Youth Partnership.

Great Cambourne Cricket Pitch
(Transferred March 2010)

Great Cambourne Green:
(Transferred July 2006)
The Green is currrently used for a Fun Fair in the summer, a Circus in the autumn and also other community events. A barrier has been placed on the car park to prevent late and overnight parking.

Great Cambourne Green Play Area:
(Transferred July 2006)
This Play area was refurbished at the end of 2012 with a new safety surface and replacement swings. As this is an area greatly enjoyed by children, the Parish Council requests that users refrain from taking dogs and bicycles into the play areas to maintain a safe environment.

Trailer Park:
(Transferred February 2008)
The site is for Cambourne residents only. Charges are currently £306.35 for a single axel and £357.45 for twin-axel caravans from April to March. Part years are charged pro-rata. The park is available for the storage of touring caravans, trailers, boat trailers and motor homes. Access to the site is by a key for which a refundable deposit of £20.00 is charged. Access times are as follows: 1st November - 31st March 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 5pm Saturday & Sunday (Closed on Public Holidays),1st April - 31st October 8am to 7pm Monday to Friday(including Public Holidays), and 9am to 6pm Saturday & Sundays. Access is not available at other times.

If you wish to be added to the waiting list for Trailer Park plots please contact the Parish Council on 01954 714403 or e-mail bookings@cambourneparishcouncil.gov.uk

Eco Park Kick-about Area:
Originally maintained by The Wildlife Trust, this was transferred to the Parish Council as it was felt they would be better placed to maintain the kick-about area. The intention is to get it back into a state where it can be used for informal football. The Parish Council has installed a Trim Trail around the outside of the Eco Park kick-about area. This was funded by MCA.

Teenage Hang Out
(Transferred March 2006)

Eco Park Play Area
(Transferred in February 2006)
This area is due to be refurbished in the financial year 2013-2014 which will complete the refurbishment of the Play Areas in Cambourne. The Parish Council requests that users refrain from taking dogs and bicycles into the play areas so the children can enjoy the play area in a safe environment.

Lower Cambourne Cricket Pavilion
(Transferred May 2007)
The Parish Council fitted out the building for use by the Cricket Club and the community.

The building can be booked via the Parish Council on 01954 714403 or e-mail bookings@cambourneparishcouncil.gov.uk

Lower Cambourne Green and Cricket Pitch
(Transferred January 2006)
The Cricket Club use this wicket which is maintained and prepared by the Parish Council.

Lower Cambourne Play Area
(Transferred July 2008)
This area was refurbished by the Parish council in 2011 with all the equipment being extensively repaired and the addition of toddler swings. Outside the play area the Parish Council installed additional play equipment for more adventurous play. The Parish Council requests that users refrain from taking dogs and bicycles into the play areas so the children can enjoy the play area in a safe environment.

Great Cambourne Cricket Wicket
(Transferred 2012)
The Cricket Club use this wicket which is maintained and prepared by the Parish Council.

Great Cambourne Cricket Wicket Play Area
This has been installled and is due to be transfererred to the Parish Council in 2013.

Upper Cambourne Village Green
This is due to be transferred to the Parish Council and includes an ampitheatre and grass maze.

Upper Cambourne Village Green Play Area
(Transferred in 2011)
This is one of the most popular play areas in Cambourne. The area will be extended as part of the infrastructure for the 950 extra dwellings. The extension will have water and sand play which will add a new dimension to play in Cambourne.

Upper Cambourne Village Green Car Park
This was provided with the Brace Dein Allotments. The parking area was extended by Taylor Wimpey and Bovis to provide additional parking space for the Vine Inter Church Primary School when the temporary parking area was taken back for the construction of the Taylor Wimpey showhomes.

Verges and Public Open Spaces:
The Parish Council cuts a number of verges and public open spaces on an agency basis for Cambridgeshire County Council on roads they have adopted. Currently this is School Lane in Lower Cambourne. The CPC maintains all the verges and open spaces retained by Bovis Homes Ltd until they are transferred to the Parish Council or County Council. The Parish Council is in discussion with the other house builders in Cambourne to come to a similar arrangement. The maintenance of verges is being made more difficult because of the damage caused by the parking of vehicles. This damage has to be covered by the Parish Council’s element of the Council Tax and the Parish Council requests that people stop driving and parking on verges.
The Parish Council requests that people respect all these common areas and help keep them safe and clean for everyone to use. Please take your litter home or use the bins provided. Dog owners, please clean up after your dogs.

If you have any comments about the condition of any of the areas listed above, please contact the Parish Office via e-mail clerk@cambourneparishcouncil.gov.uk or call 01954 714403.

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21 June 2017
We have recently received the following from Cambridgeshire Police regarding the reporting of incidents:
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14 June 2017
As you may recall the Parish Council has spent a considerable amount of time investigating and negotiating on the possibiity of a Post Office in Cambourne. This has continually been frustrated by the lack of a premises and a suitable business to run it. The Post Office and the Parish Council
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05 June 2017
Parish Plan Launch. This Saturday (10th June 2017) sees the launch of the Parish Plan. The event will take place at The Hub Community Centre and starts at 11am. There will be a free bouncy castle for the children and a free BBQ so do come along. Please see the attached for more information.
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