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, welcome to Foxton Parish Council websiteMon, 24th February 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.


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 is a vacancy 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 vacancy can be found here.


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.


Community Funding Workshop Wed 19 February 2020, Foxton Sports Pavillion

Need some extra funds or help with applications?

This is a chance to hear directly from funders about the funds they have available and how to apply. There will be plenty of time for you to ask your questions.

To book go to: www.bit.ly/CCVStraining or email enquiries@cambridgecvs.org.uk/ call 01223 46469


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.


Cambs & Peterborough Combined Authority Local Transport Plan Consultation

Please find Foxton Parish Council's response 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.


Communities urged to have their say on Cambridge-Oxford rail link 

Foxton Parish Council have responded to the East West Rail current proposals for the rail route from Bedford to Cambridge. The Parish Council supports the 2 northern routes over the 3 southern routes but is in favour of the CamBedRailRoad proposal, details of which can be found at http://www.cambedrailroad.org/.

The response of the Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Community Rail Partnership and Rail User Group can be seen here.

Foxton Parish Council's response can be seen here.

This is not a statutory consultation and there will be much more information in the coming months, but it is important that Foxton gets its view across at the start.

Some of the 5 proposed routes for a new Bedford to Cambridge railway line across South Cambridgeshire include Foxton within their hatched areas of search or lie very close to it.  

Route options A,C, D can be found here.

Route options B, E can be found here.

CamBedRailRoad (CBRR) believe that none of the five proposed Route Options are suitable and have put forward an alternative proposal for a northern route that would serve planned new developments and areas of population growth and join the existing network north of Cambridge. 

Click here to view their arguments for a northern approach. 

Click here to view their guidance on completing the East West Rail's Feedback Form. 


This Land development of old Trinity School site

Design Statement can be found here.


Greater Cambridge Housing Strategy 2019-2023

See the Parish Council's response to this consultation here

Proposals for Foxton Level Crossing Bypass and Travel Hub

Tim Watkins of the Greater Cambridge Partnership attended the Parish Meeting on 5th November to provide the latest information on the level crossing bypass and travel hub plans for Foxton. The presentation can be found here.


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.


Barrington Quarry - Importation by rail and deposit of inert restoration material to restore quarry

The County Council's Planning Committee considered this application on 4 October 2018 and planning permission was granted on 27 June 2019 subject to conditions.  The decision notice and supporting docs can be found here.


Conservation Area Appraisal

The Foxton Conservation Appraisal can be found here.

Neighbourhood Plan Update

Extracts from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Accessible Natural Greenspace Standards (ANGSt) Report, Natural England 2011 can be found here: doc 1, doc 2, doc 3, doc 4, doc 5, doc 6

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