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10 July 2008    
Parish Council fights back against 'slum' slur

Cambourne was attacked by Robin Page in an opinion piece on Saturday 6th July 2008 in the Daily Telegraph where he went on to suggest the village was known locally as 'Crimebourne'. The article is available online at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?xml=/earth/2008/07/05/eadiary105.xml


Mr Page, a former elected member of South Cambs District Council, launched an attack on Cambourne as part of an article discussing "eco-towns".

 
He wrote: "One 'sustainable community', Cambourne, lies a few miles away from my village. It is now known locally as Crimebourne. In my view, it is already well on the way to becoming a 21st-century slum."

 

As a Cambourne resident and Chairman of the Parish Council I truly believe Cambourne is a great place to live and through the media I have leapt to the defence of the village supported by fellow councillors and residents.

 

The wonderful open spaces coupled with a comparatively small community which has a supermarket, building society, chemist, hairdresser, betting shop, dry cleaner as well as pub, a four star hotel and a selection of eating places makes its a vibrant and expanding community.  Additionally we have a health centre, library, youth and community centres, skate park, sport pitches and cricket pavilion (not counting the 20 or so clubs that use these facilities) and a sports centre under construction.

 

As for crime, Cambourne from figures provided by Cambridgeshire Constabulary can be considered as one of the most crime-free areas of the country.

 

Mr Page is welcome to his views, but if it were true then no one would choose to live here.  Cambourne continues to be very pleasant place to live.

 

Clayton Hudson (Chairman Cambourne Parish Council)


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20 June 2008    
Traffic Working Group
The Council has recently set up a working group to look into traffic issues in Cambourne as the roads are starting to be adopted. The role of the working party is to liaise with the Developers and the County Council to get problems resolved at the adoption stage, or very soon after. This working group actively wants participation from the residents of Cambourne, Cllr Michelle Stevens is the chairman and she would welcome feed back via the Parish Clerk.

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19 June 2008    
Parish Newletter June 2008

The Parish Council has a comments book in the office at the Hub where residents can write questions, and make requests about all the areas and amenities in Cambourne, comments on what is being done well or could be improved are welcomed.  When leaving comments please leave your contact information as this will assist in keeping you informed of progress. Monthly reviews will be carried out by the Council.

 

The Council has recently set up a working party to look into traffic issues in Cambourne as the roads are starting to be adopted. The role of the working party is to liaise with the Developers and the County Council to get problems resolved at the adoption stage, or very soon after.
Cllr Michelle Stevens is the chairman and she would welcome feedback.

 


The Parish Council will be setting up a working Party to produce a Parish Plan for Cambourne.
If you would like to be involved in the working party or would like more information please contact the Parish Clerk.



Cambourne Parish Council employs 5 members of staff.

 

Parish Clerk: John Vickery - his remit is to ensure that the policies of the Council are carried out in a correct manner within the legal requirements of the legislation governing Parish Councils. John also checks all legal documents related to the transfer of facilities to the Parish Council. John is also the Responsible Financial Officer to the Parish Council as part of this role he has to ensure that all money is spent in line with the budgets set by the Council and in accordance with the Councils Financial Regulations.

 

Assistant Parish Clerks: Mandy Simmons and Christy Williams do a job share, their role is to support the Parish Clerk and Council administratively and deal with the bookings of the Councils facilities. 

Maintenance Charge Hand: Peter Wootton / Maintenance Grounds Man: Warren Bourne Peter and Warren are jointly responsible for maintaining the Open Spaces that have been transferred to the Parish Council including Play Areas, Skate Board Park, Allotments, Future Burial Ground, Trailer Park, MUGA and Sports Pitches in Cambourne.

 

Caretaker/Cleaner: Andrew Ide he looks after the un-locking and locking of the Councils buildings and ensures that they are all regularly cleaned.

 

To help you identify them they have ID badges, and will soon have uniforms with the Cambourne Logo and this is also being applied to all the vehicles.
If you see them around the Village please pass on any suggestions, these will be fed back via the Clerk to the Council.



John Vickery the Parish Clerk is available at Parish Office, The Hub, High Street, Cambourne, Cambridge CB23 6GW. Telephone 01954 714403 or by e-mail at clerk@cambourneparishcouncil.gov.uk The Parish Clerk will normally be in the office between 9.30 and 1.00 o’clock Monday to Friday and by appointment at other times
 


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