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, welcome to Foxton Parish Council websiteThu, 9th April 2020

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.

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Parish Council Meeting 6 April 2020 - Supporting documents

Agenda     Coronavirus Contingency measures    Infrastructure Report    LHI Application

R&A Report   Recreation Ground remedial work    RFO end of year report

Community Transport Grant    Community Transport Letter   Payments list    Police Report

County Councillor Report

District Councillor Report - SCDC is continuing to be at work albeit from officers working from home with all departments still functioning as best they can with staff shortages.  There may be changes in the pattern and days that the refuse collections take place but the council seems determined to try to maintain the service but we may see lateness of collecting.


Coronavirus Update

The Parish Council will be updating the website as new advice comes in.
Coronavirus: what you need to do
Please use the following links for the most up to date guidance:
Latest government advice - click HERE
Latest NHS medical advice - click HERE
How to protect yourself and the community
Support for those affected
Volunteer FAQs: click here

Shielded Patients List: People who have not yet received a text or letter from NHS, can self-register (or register a family member) at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable if they are extremely vulnerable and think they should be on the NHS Shielded Patient list. People who believe they have been included in error on the list can ignore the communication provided they have checked the list of identified conditions does not apply to them, and may wish to contact their GP or clinical specialist for advice

Government food distribution: 

The Government has promised that a national food distribution scheme will be up and running very soon, to support 1.5million people nationally who need to be shielded from the virus for at least 12 weeks because of serious health and medical conditions.  Every one of those people is being contacted by the NHS to advise them of this, and to ask whether or not they have a reliable support network in place to make sure they receive food and medicines, and other supplies, to prevent them from having to leave their homes.

During the weekend council staff telephoned residents who they knew were shielding to see if they needed help and then arranged deliveries of items to those that did.

If you are at home and shielding because of serious health or medical conditions and the County Council have not been in touch, please visit their Coordination Hub page (https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/…/covid-19-coordination-h…) or call them on 0345 045 5219

Tips to improve your physical and mental health at this time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17vplejPqtI&feature=youtu.be
Domestic abuse support and contact details can be found at https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/…/domestic-abuse-and-covi…. National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247 or Cambridge Women’s Aid 01223 361 214
SCDC information page and services affected (Green bin collection has been suspended)
Help for businesses
South Cambs. District council has asked for contact details of village businesses of all sizes to share supportive information with including information about grants and rate relief. This includes sole traders, home based businesses and community enterprises.  Full information, including the best contact details to use for this purpose can be found here.

The following Cambridge Park & Ride services are suspended from Thursday 2 April until further notice:

Madingley Park and Ride, Newmarket Park and Ride, Trumpington Park and Ride, 
Milton Park and Ride

Further revised timetables will be in place from Thursday 2 April 2020 for the Babraham Park & Ride service.

Monday - Friday buses will run every half an hour in the AM and PM peaks and hourly throughout the day. We will be diverting the 13 service into the Babraham Park & Ride for some PM journeys.

Saturday - Sunday there will be no Babraham Park & Ride services, as an alternative we will be diverting the 13 service into the Babraham Park & Ride.


Report it

If you would like to report a problem such as fly tipping to SCDC, please click here to complete their online form.

If you would like to report a Highways problem, such as a pothole, to Cambridgeshire County Council, please click here.

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


Recreation Ground Rules & event hire

Foxton Parish Council's rules for general use of the recreation ground and event organisation can be found here.  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 Council vacancy

There are 2 vacancies on the Parish Council.  If you are interested in becoming a councillor and would like to make a difference by influencing decisions that affect your community, click here for more details.

Formal notice of the vacancies can be found here.


Proposal for 2 parking bays outside the village shop/ post office

Foxton Parish Council is proposing to install 2 time-limited parking bays with road markings only and 30 minutes max waiting sign outside the village shop and post office. The aim is to make access easier for all shop and post office customers, deter long term parking immediately outside the shop and to meet the post office requirement for clear access. The Parish Council would like to hear whether you support the proposal or not and ask that you provide your feedback by signing the petition that has been put up in the village shop today. The petition will be available until the end of March. Thank you

Neighbourhood Plan

SCDC is carrying out a statutory 6-week consultation (over 7 weeks to include the Easter holiday period) on the submission consultation draft of the Foxton Neighbourhood Plan. The consultation will run from Tuesday 10 March 2020 until Tuesday 28 April 2020. Please see poster here.

The draft Neighbourhood Plan, statements submitted to SCDC and evidence documents are available on the Neighbourhood Plan page of this website here

There are a number of ways that you can comment: • using the online consultation system from 10 March 2020: https://scambs.oc2.uk/; • emailing: neighbourhood.planning@greatercambridgeplanning.org; • writing to: Planning Policy Team, South Cambridgeshire District Council, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridge, CB23 6EA. 

​To find out more information, and to make comments, visit: www.scambs.gov.uk/FoxtonNP

Foxton Annual Parish Meeting - cancelled

The Annual Parish Meeting which was due to be held on Monday 20 April in the Village Hall has been cancelled until further notice due to the coronavirus situation and government advice on social distancing. Thank you for your understanding


Foxton Bus

Stagecoach East has thankfully confirmed that the Busway A bus will continue to serve the 3 stops in Foxton village.  See their update here.

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. Click here to view your responsibility to maintain any overgrowth under the Highways Act and the Parish Council's advice.

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 – full presentation can be downloaded here.


Greater Cambridge Local Plan: The First Conversation

Notice from Cambs City Council and SCDC re next Local Plan:

Ever walked past a building and wondered how it got planning permission? Worried about climate change and how we are going to adapt? Trying to buy a house and finding it really difficult?


The Council’s Local Plan is the document that shapes our area’s future and answers these big questions. It covers the key themes of climate change, biodiversity and green spaces, wellbeing and social inclusion, and great places. It will affect what kind of new homes get built and where, where businesses can grow and how buildings, streets and spaces should be designed. As a result, the Local Plan affects all of us – yet most people have never even heard of it.


But things are changing and we want you to be a part of it.


For the first time ever, Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council are preparing a joint Local Plan for the Greater Cambridge area: and this time we want to do better than ever before at working with you all to make it happen.

We will be starting a big conversation with the community, with many different ways to get involved, online and offline, on Monday 13 January. Please look out for more information nearer the time, and get in touch at www.greatercambridgeplanning.org


Speedwatch - slowing down traffic in Foxton - request for volunteers


The data gathered from the 2011 Village Plan and the two Neighbourhood Plan questionnaires have shown that speeding traffic in Foxton is a major concern for many residents.


Foxton Parish Council is looking into various measures to combat speeding vehicles and as part of this we need to set up a Speedwatch group to gather traffic data. We need a volunteer group of at least 10 to 12 people, with minimum age of 18, as each data gathering requires 3 people. The time commitment would be around 2 hours per person per month.


All training will be done by Mike Brooks, Community Speedwatch Co-ordinator from Cambridgeshire Police, and all equipment and insurance is provided. The work would not start until Spring 2020 but if you would like to be part of this group which will help reduce traffic speeds in Foxton, then please contact the Parish Clerk on clerk@foxtonparishcouncil.gov.uk. Further information will be appearing on the Parish Council website and updates will be put in the Laurentian and on the village Facebook page.


Help make Foxton roads safer for all of us!


Proposal for new Foxton car park (travel hub)

The Parish Council's response can be found here.  


Some of the points for consideration are:

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.  His presentation can be found here.


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.   A scanned copy of the provisional plans can be found here.  The Parish Council will be keeping an eye on this and will notify Foxton residents of any news.


Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended March 2019

The Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2019 can be found here along with the unaudited Annual Governance Statement & Accounting Statements that have been submitted to the external auditor.


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.  They are collating and forwarding feedback to MP Heid Allen, Govia Thameslink Railway, Network Rail and the Transport Secretary.

Up-to-date information on rail service is available via the Meldreth Shepreth Foxton Rail Facebook Page here.

The weekday timetable can be found on the Great Northern website and a PDF of the new timetable can be downloaded from the Rail User Group website here

The Parish Council wrote to Govia Thameslink in August to express its concerns.  The Parish Council's letter and response from Govia Thameslink can be found here.


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 here.


Conservation Area Appraisal

The Foxton Conservation Appraisal can be found here.

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