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 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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06 June 2008    
Gift for Cambourne Youth

Cambourne Parish Council continued support of the Cambourne Youth Partnership and its Cambourne Soul Youth Building was reinforced today with the presentation of a £5,000 cheque. Andrew Lansley, MP for South Cambridgeshire visited the Cambourne Soul Youth Building and accepted a cheque from Cambourne Parish Councillor Ruth Poulton, in his capacity as patron of the Cambourne Youth Partnership.

The money has been granted to the partnership to support its development and day-to-day running costs, currently the youth partnership runs 3 youth clubs each week. Cllr Poulton commented that the Parish Council is keen to support young people through the Cambourne Youth Partnership and many youth and sports clubs in the village.

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08 May 2008    
Message from Clayton Hudson (Chairman Cambourne Parish Council)

Under my chairmanship key message is "Care about Cambourne". I have lived in Cambourne since 2000, got involved in community issues for example streetlights, litter and dog bins from 2004 onwards and joined the Parish Council in September 2006.


Why be the Chairman you ask?


I truly Care about Cambourne and feel that I can contribute something positive as Chairman. I hope through my leadership I am able to drive change on specific issues that concern the residents of Cambourne.

My 3 top priorities:


1. Best service at best possible cost for the precept paying residents of Cambourne. The parish council is ~£250k business and needs to be run as such and the residents need to clearly understand how there precept is being spent for the benefit of Cambourne.


2. The Cambourne Masterplan (i.e. Upper Cambourne, 3rd school, Expansions). Lobby and collaborate with the developers, SCDC, county council to ensure the agreed masterplan is delivered apon in a timely manner. Priority towards resolving the 3rd primary school. Neither I or any member of the parish council bought into the concept that primary aged school children should be bussed to school outside Cambourne. Although a Parish Council has limited authority in this area its key we represent the views and opinions of the people we serve to the wider audience.


3. Image / Perception of Cambourne. Cambourne is a lovely place the live and 1000's of people / families have chosen to make it there home. More recently rightly or wrongly we have received negative press. I have pledged to get the Cambourne Parish Council website live in 90 days to allow the council to communicate with a wider audience. In addition over the coming weeks and months I want the Parish Committees and Working Parties to report directly to Parishioners at large, by writing articles about their work in the Parish Council Report page of the Parish Magazine (Cambourne Crier) and the wider local press (Hunts Post, Cambourne Weekly and Cambridge Evening News).


Any resident please feel free to call, text or e-mail me directly. I look forward to working for you all in the coming weeks and months.


Clayton Hudson (Chairman Cambourne Parish Council)

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