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, welcome to Foxton Parish Council websiteTue, 2nd June 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.

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

Parish Council Meeting 1 June 2020 at 7.45pm to be held virtually - please do not come to the village hall.

Please click on the agenda to view the business to be discussed and log-in details for the virtual meeting.  Supporting documents are listed below:

Infrastructure Report     Proposal for 10th Parish Councillor      R&A Report      Proposal for village warden     Proposal for tennis court hedge     Proposal for recreation ground water supply     Proposal for car park weed control     Proposal for Barrington Road grass cutting     Receipts and Payments List      Finance report

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.


Coronavirus Update

The Parish Council will be updating the website as new advice comes in.
Latest news

The phone box library is now open, but in line with government guidelines it is recommended that any borrowed books are isolated for 72 hours in your home before use. Covid 19 can survive on cardboard for this long. Also please wear gloves when either taking or replacing books.


Please be aware that the Foxton “Laurentian” will not be published in May, and publication of subsequent issues may have to be reviewed in the light of developments in the Coronavirus crisis. Thank you for your understanding.

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
Don't delay seeking medical help for suspected Coronavirus or other health conditons.  See NHS advice and contact numbers here.
How to protect yourself and the community
Support for those affected
Volunteer FAQs: click here

Distraction Burglaries: Be extra vigilent at this time of  'distraction burglaries' which use dishonest tactics to gain access to homes, by pretending to be carers or offering help to gain their victim’s trust and trick their way into their home to steal money or valuables.

 If you have an elderly relative or neighbour who lives alone it is worth talking to them about this type of activity by either giving them a call or sending them a message.

Lock - Is your back door locked? If not, lock it before you answer the front door as distraction burglars often work in pairs - one distracts, while the other steals.
Stop - Are you expecting anybody?
Chain - Put this on before you open the door. If you have not got one, it is a worthwhile investment. It will give you that extra 'safe space' and barrier between you and the caller.
Check - Ask for their identification card, take it and look at it carefully. Close the door and check the number in the phone book - not the number on the card. If they are genuine they will not mind waiting or coming back another day.
Anyone with information regarding this type of crime can report it to the Cambridgeshire police


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 
Informaiton on the return of green bin collection from 4 May 2020:
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.


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 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.


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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