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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:

Monday 4 October 2021 at 7.30pm at the village hall (please arrive by 7.20pm)

Due to Covid limitation on capacity, please prebook your attendance with the clerk by email at clerk@foxtonparishcouncil.gov.uk or phone 01763 838430.  Please wear a mask.  Please do not attend the meeting if you or a member of your household has (i) had covid symptoms within the last 10 clear days and not received a negative test result or (ii) has had a positive test result in the last 10 clear days.

Previous documents: Agenda   

Infrastructure   Planning   S106   Local Highways improvement   LHI and MVAS   Traffic calming options   Village entrance gates and verges   County Council LHI feasibility study

Village Hall Covid safety Rules

Village Hall risk assessment

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.

News

Foxton Travel Hub/ Car park engagement 6 - 17 September 2021, Survey

Poster

Plan

Thank you to all those who attended the travel hub meeting at Foxton village hall on Wednesday which was fully booked with 50 members of the public attending. In order for the GCP to take notice of your opinions on the proposed travel hub/ car park, please click on this link to fill in the GCP survey by 17 September 2021. Please also encourage your friends and family to do the same.

The GCP is proposing to build a 500 space car park with some cycling provision (called a travel hub) adjacent to Foxton Station.  There may also be a possibility that in the future this could be significantly expanded.

Despite the name this is not a truly multimodal travel hub and as such the Parish Council does not support this proposal.  The Parish Council also does not support this proposal as there are some very serious safety concerns over the current design (such as pedestrians having to cross the A10 and Station Rd on the level plus the dangers of obstructing the traffic such that cars may get trapped on the crossing).

The Parish Council is mounting a campaign of opposition to this travel hub using all means possible and your help and expertise would be appreciated.  If you are willing and able to help then please contact Andy Brown on andybrown@foxtonparishcouncil.gov.uk

Useful links:

GCP website (not up to date)

GCP travel hub proposal next steps

GCP proposed plan. Please note these are draft plans and subject to change.

Public Questions and Answers of the Executive Board meeting on 25 June 2020

Recording of meeting held on 28 January 2021 between Foxton Parish Councillors, representatives of the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP), District Cllr. Roberts and County Cllr. McDonald to discuss the proposed Foxton Travel Hub. 

Presentation slides

Foxton Defibrillator

 

Location: on the wall outside the Foxton village hall pavilion
 
The Parish Council would like to raise awareness about the defibrillator and how to use it for a cardiac arrest. Please click on the link to view how to use the defibrillator

Neighbourhood Plan

Please click on the link to view the adopted Neighbourhood Plan

Foxton residents have overwhelmingly voted in favour of a new Neighbourhood Plan that has been drawn up by members of the community. The plan sets out how the group wants to shape future development in the village – while also working to protect the local environment.

Click on the link to view the Made (adopted) Decision Statement

Last Thursday (22 July) a referendum was held to ask residents if they wanted the Foxton Neighbourhood Plan to be considered during the planning process for the village. 96.33% of those who voted were in favour of this.

Please click on the link to view the statement from SCDC

S106

The S106 fund tracker has been updated on 8 July 2021.  Please click on the link to view the Parish Council's S106 tracker report 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.

Please click on the link to see an Explanation of Foxton Parish Council S106 funding (updated 9 February 2021)

Please click on the link to see List of categories where S106 fund can be used

Please click on the link to see the Parish Council approved grant banding policy

Please click on the link to see the S106 working party terms of reference

East West Rail consulation reponse

Clickon the link to view the Parish Council's response

Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended March 2021

The Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return has been published under Accounts Documents along with the approved Annual Governance StatementAccounting Statements and internal auditor report.

Dovecot refurbishment

The last items of the Dovecot refurbishment and upgrade have now been completed. we have a nice new gate that should last for many years and the new wild flowers have been planted as part of the Zero carbon grant from the county council.
 
Covid restrictions permitting, we hope to be able have some sort of relaunch event later in the year probably combined with grass cutting and raking activity.  Further details to follow later when the new management plan has been finalised.

Local Plan call for sites - provisional plan for up to 1500 new houses in Station Fields

Axis Land has submitted a proposal to the Local Plan Call for Sites for a development of up to 1500 new houses in Station Fields, North of Foxton on the A10.  Please click on the link to see a copy of its Local Plan Call for Sites submission.  No planning application has been submitted.  Based on the current information available, the Parish Council opposes the Axis Land development and will be keeping residents updated on any news.   

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

Scams

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

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

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.

Response to Government Planning White Paper

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

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.

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.

Conservation Area Appraisal

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


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