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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 Meetings:

Monday 7 June 2021 at 7.30pm

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 advert. 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.

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.

GCP Travel Hub Proposal

Please click on the links to view the GCP travel hub proposal next steps and proposed plan. Please note these are draft plans and subject to change.

Questions posed by Foxton Parish Council to the GCP were answered during the Public Questions and Answers of the Executive Board meeting on 25 June 2020

Dovecot wildflower meadow project

As part of the wildflower project for the Dovecot meadow, which is being funded by a SCDC zero carbon grant, advice has been taken from an expert on the best way of maximising the take up of new wildflowers and a plan has been put in place.  The first part of this plan has been to scarify the meadow and to remove the debris in an effort to reduce the quality of the soil as this will improve the chances of the new wildflowers growing successfully.  The advice was to do the scarifying now before the existing wild flowers come up, to avoid them being damaged by the scarifying.  Planting of new wildflowers and seeds will take place later this year and it is hoped that this can be a community activity if Covid restrictions are lifted before the planting takes place.

Proposed Greater Cambridge Partnership Foxton travel hub/ car park

On 28 January 2021 Foxton Parish Councillors attended a meeting with representatives of the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP), District Cllr. Roberts and County Cllr. McDonald to discuss the proposed Foxton Travel Hub.  A recording of the meeting can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tioDViKDd9g.  Presentation slides are available by clicking on the link.

The GCP plans to hold a public consultation on the proposed travel hub in the Spring and the Parish Council encourages Foxton residents to respond to this when formal notice is received.  In the meantime, please email Andy Brown on andybrown@foxtonparishcouncil.gov.uk if you have any feedback about the proposal that you would like to give the Parish Council.  Thank you

Coronavirus Update

Latest news and advice from SCDC

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.   

Foxton Dovcot

You may have noticed that we have a new display board in the Dovecot meadow (please click on the link to see image). This is the second part of the work that is being carried out in and around the Dovecot with the thatch repairs last year and a new gate to follow together with new wild flowers (thanks to a Zero carbon grant from South Cambridgeshire District council).  The good news is that this is not costing the village anything as it is coming out of allocated S106 funds (from new housing developments).

The artwork on the sign came from Jane Callan who is an artist that lives in Foxton and thanks goes to Catherine Cairns and Rachel Macintyre for their help and the village warden for the installation.

There is a QR code on the display that will link to further information about the Dovecot on the new Parish Council website shortly.

Basketball hoop reinstatement

The basketball hoop on the recreation ground has now been put back in the same place after some maintenance work on both it and the surrounding ground. There are some uneven portions of ground near the edges of the court. Please use this area and the playground with care.

The hoop may not stay here in the long term. Foxton Parish Council is looking at ways of improving the recreation ground to benefit all users and may move the hoop to another location.

For now, please use and enjoy the hoop responsibly, bearing in mind Covid distancing rules and consideration for nearby residents who may not appreciate the noise of the bouncing ball for hours at a time!


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.

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 a 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

Anthony Browne MP - planning survey and press release

Let Anthony Brown MP know what you think of planning and development in South  Cambridgeshire by completing his online survey at: https://www.anthonybrowne.org/form/planning-survey

Click on the link to view his press release.

Please note that the Parish Council is passing this information on and has no party political views.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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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