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, welcome to Foxton Parish Council websiteWed, 27th January 2021

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Foxton Parish Council serves the village of Foxton in Cambridgeshire

Please contact us if you have questions concerning the work of the Parish Council, if you have any concerns that you feel the Council should be aware of or where it can help or support you.  Please sign up to the Parish Council Facebook site at www.facebook.com/foxtonparishcouncil where information and notices will be posted from time to time.

You can use the navigation menu above to find your way around the site.

Next Parish Council Meeting

There is a Parish Council Meeting on Monday 1 February 2021 at 7.30pm to be held virtually - please do not come to the village hall.  

If you have any questions or comments please don't hesitate to contact the clerk by email: clerk@foxtonparishcouncil.gov.uk or phone 01763 838430.

Report it

If you need to report a crime please dial 999 in an emergency or contact Cambridgeshire police at www.contactcambspolice.uk and follow the prompts to report a crime. You can also follow South Cambs police on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/SouthCambsCops/

Click on the links below to report the following issues:

Report a district council problem (such as fly-tipping) with SCDC

Report a Highways problem such as potholes with Cambridgeshire County Council

Other SCDC and County Council contact details are listed on their websites.

Rules & event hire

Click on the link to find Foxton Parish Council's rules for general use of the recreation ground and event organisation.  If you are considering holding an event on the recreation ground please read these rules for information and contact the Parish Clerk at:  clerk@foxtonparishcouncil.gov.uk.


Parish Councillor Vacancy

Foxton Parish Council has a councillor vacancy. Please click on the link to view the vacancy notice. If you are interested in becoming a councillor and would like to make a difference by influencing decisions that affect your community, please contact the Parish Clerk (clerk@foxtonparishcouncil.gov.uk) for more information. Please do also get in contact if you would like to find out other ways that you might be able to support the Parish Council.


Please click on the link to view the Parish Council's S106 tracker report (updated January 2021) which shows the proposals that have been received for S106 expenditure, eligibility and the status of any Parish Council's decisions. The spreadsheet will be updated when any new decisions are made.

Home Start

Home Start offers emotional and physical support to families with children under the age of 9, regardless of personal circumstances. Please check out the website of the Royston/ South Cambs branch if this may be of interest: www.hsrsc.org.uk

Dangerous Parking

We have received some reports of dangerous parking in Foxton. As there is no local parking enforcement please report any dangerous parking to the police with photo evidence if neccessary. Thank you

Neighbour Plan Consultation

Foxton Parish Council submitted its Neighbourhood Plan to SCDC in February 2020. In March due to the Covid-19 pandemic SCDC had to halt the first consultation. We are now resuming the consultation having updated our procedures and are seeking your views on the Neighbourhood Plan before it is considered by an examiner and can proceed towards referendum. Comments can be submitted to SCDC between 9am on Tuesday 12 January and 5pm on Tuesday 23 February 2021.

There are a number of ways that you can comment:
Using our online consultation system: https://scambs.oc2.uk/
By emailing us at neighbourhood.planning@greatercambridgeplanning.org
By writing to us at Planning Policy Team, South Cambridgeshire District Council,
Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridge, CB23 6EA

If you wish to view a printed copy of the Neighbourhood Plan and its supporting documents please contact the Planning Policy Team. Contact details are:
Telephone number 0195471382 or
Email neighbourhood.planning@greatercambridgeplanning.org
To find out more information, and to make comments, visit: www.scambs.gov.uk/FoxtonNP


Please see police advice below about a vaccine scam. If you have friends or relatives who don't have access to Facebook/ website please pass this message on. Thank you

Covid Vaccine Scam

Sadly, scammers continue to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to commit fraud on unsuspecting victims.

We’ve had reports of fraudsters sending fake text messages, which claim you are entitled to a dose of the newly-approved vaccine.

The bogus message states that you are entitled to a vaccine and to receive more information you should click on the link.

Unfortunately, these texts are fake. Once you click on the link, you are taken to a webpage, which is branded to look like a genuine NHS page, which requests to see 'proof of ownership of address' in the form of your bank account, sort code and a full bank card number.

Do not give your bank or card details to make payment for a vaccine or to prove your residential address.

Vaccines are free and the NHS will never ask for any money or your bank details. Further information about scams Nigel Sutton, Cyber Protect Officer, Cambridgeshire Police

Water mains works

Water mains renewal works are due to be carried out in Foxton in January with the closure of the High Street and Shepreth Road in Foxton as lies between Station Road and the A10. Access will be maintained to properties. The road closures are due to start on 18 January for Shepreth Road and 25 January for the High Street.

Diversions are as follows:

Shepreth Road – B1368 – Long Lane – Shepreth Road – Shepreth Road, Shepreth – A10 – Station Road, Foxton – High Street – Fowlmere Road and vice versa

A10 - Station Road and vice versa

New town proposal in SW Cambridgeshire

Foxton Parish Council has been made aware of a proposal by Thakeham Homes for a new town in south west Cambridgeshire. According to their press release it will affect Foxton and a number of nearby villages. The press release is attached. Also attached is a message from SCDC. This accompanied an invitation to a meeting where they will inform parish councils about how they will assess the proposal and how to get involved. We will provide further information after the meeting. 
An action group has been formed and you can find further information on their website (www.swcag.org.uk).  
This has come as a surprise to all and there are no further details at this stage, but we will keep you aware of developments and any news.
Please click on the links to see the press release and message from SCDC.

Should Foxton Parish Council increase its number of councillors from 9 to 10?

SCDC is carrying out a community governance review for Foxton Parish Council. Please click on the link to view the SCDC poster for more information
The poster asks you to let SCDC know what you think about the proposal:
1) Read the Terms of Reference, which provides background information
2) Complete a short Submission Form
a. Online at www.scambs.gov.uk/community-governance-reviews
b. Offline by completing a paper form. Please contact Annabel Wright, parish clerk, to arrange delivery: clerk@foxtonparishcouncil.gov.uk or 01763 838 430

Basketball hoop removal

The basketball hoop on the recreation ground has been temporarily removed for essential maintenance.
This should be put back by the end of January 2021 but the exact location on the recreation ground may change. If you have any views on a possible new location, or would like the hoop to be put back in the same (or near) place, please email Caroline Ilott on carolineilott@foxtonparishcouncil.gov.uk.
Residents and basketball users will be informed via a notice on the recreation ground, on the Parish Council webpage and Facebook page.
Apologies for any inconvenience.

Coronavirus Update

The Parish Council will be updating the website as new advice comes in. Please click on this link for useful information and links to supporting websites

Response to Government Planning White Paper

Please click onthe link to view the Parish Council's response to the Planning White Paper.

Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended March 2020

The external Auditor has completed its review of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return (AGAR) for Foxton Parish Council for the year ended 31 March 2020.

Click on the links to view the Notice of Conclusion of Audit,  the approved Annual Governance Statement & Accounting Statements and internal auditor report and the external auditor report.

Don't let your hedge become a hazard!

Overgrown hedges next to footpaths and roads pose a real hazard to pedestrians and especially those who are disabled, visually impaired or using children's buggies Please read the Parish Council's advice on your responsibility to maintain any overgrowth under the Highways Act.

Cambridgeshire County Council's Climate Change and Environment Strategy

Sheryl French, from the Cambridgeshire County Council came to the Parish Council Meeting on 13 January 2020 to advise on the County Council's Cambridgeshire Climate Change and Environment Strategy – please click on the link to view the full presentation

Proposal for new Foxton car park (travel hub)

Please click on the link to view the Parish Council's response.  

Edward Leigh from Smarter Transport Cambridge,  a volunteer organisation with community and transport expertise, attended the Parish Council meeting in September to offer his views and guidance on the proposal.  Please click on the link to view his presentation.

Local Plan call for sites - provisional plan for 900-1800 new houses in Station Fields submitted

Details of provisional plans for a large new residential development in Station Fields have been submitted as part of the call for sites for the next Local Plan.  No planning application has been submitted yet.   Please click on the link to view the scanned copy of the provisional plans.  The Parish Council will be keeping an eye on this and will notify Foxton residents of any news.

Rail Disruption

If you have any concerns about the rail service at Foxton please contact the Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Rail User Group on railusergroup@gmail.com with feedback on your experiences.  Up-to-date information on rail service is available via the Meldreth Shepreth Foxton Rail Facebook Page.  The weekday timetable can be found on the Great Northern website.

The Parish Council wrote to Govia Thameslink in August to express its concerns.  Please click on the link to view the Parish Council's letter and response from Govia Thameslink.

SCDC Local Plan

South Cambridgeshire District Council adopted the new South Cambridgeshire Local Plan on 27th September 2018. The new Local Plan now forms part of the development plan against which decisions on planning matters will be taken. 

The Inspectors’ Reports are published on the Councils respective websites:

The Local Plan (Draft for Adoption) can be viewed on the Committee section of the Council’s website.

Conservation Area Appraisal

Please click on the link to view the Foxton Conservation Appraisal.

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