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, welcome to Foxton Parish Council websiteFri, 23rd October 2020

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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

There is a Parish Council Meeting on 5 October 2020 at 7.45pm to be held virtually - please do not come to the village hall.  Login/ phonein details can be found on the agenda.

Agenda   County Councillor Report   Carpark sign proposal     Volunteer community gritting scheme   Dovecote indemnity  S106 report   R&A Report    Infrastructure Report   Planning Report   White paper planning consulation  Direct Debit card policy    Unmetered renewable energy supply quotes  Receipts & Payments list   

 

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.

News

S106

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.

Coronavirus Update

The Parish Council will be updating the website as new advice comes in. Please click on this link for useful information and links to supporting websites

Test and Trace - update 18 September 2020

From Friday 18 September, it is mandatory for hospitality venues to keep records for 21 days for test and trace purposes, should they be needed. Information for venues on how to download an NHS QR code can be found by clicking on this link

Please click on the link to view informaiton about the NHS Covid-19 tracing app which will be launched for mass use on 24 September 2020.

Reopening of Foxton children's playground

Foxton Parish Council is pleased to let you know that the playground is now open further to Government guidance. The playground has been cleaned in preparation and a risk assessment has been undertaken to ensure its safe reopening. There are signs in the playground to remind you of the safety precautions you should take. Users should take responsibility for their own actions and the safe use of the playground. Please be considerate to others. If the playground is busy, please limit your time to allow others to use it.

The Parish Council advises that:

The equipment is not being routinely cleaned

Each piece of equipment is only to be used by one household or ‘bubble’ at a time (we appreciate that the definition of a bubble is changing rapidly)

Adults, and children where possible, should continue to maintain social distancing advice in accordance with government guidelines

Please bring hand sanitiser and clean hands before and after using equipment

Please use your own wipes to clean points of contact before use

Please do not consume food or drink in the playground

We hope you enjoy using the playground again.

SCDC housing application

For anyone with a local connection to Foxton who is interested in applying for one of the 6 properties in Challis Close, Foxton that are being handed over from Hill to SCDC housing, the application went live on Friday and is open until Wednesday.

9 affordable houses at Station Road

Foxton Parish Council has been informed by South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC) that the 9 affordable homes under construction by Hills are likely to become available to handover to SCDC in mid-August 2020 (no specific date confirmed as of yet).

There will be 6 homes for rent at affordable rent levels (four 1-bed maisonettes and two 2-bed houses) and 3 homes (one 2-bed and two 3-bed) offering shared ownership. SCDC will be the Registered Provider.

Part of the planning agreement is that these properties will be made available firstly to people with a local Foxton connection.

There is a relatively short time frame for this, so anyone who is interested please note the following:

Any applicant needs to register with Home-link to be on the Council’s list. 

If you are already registered and you are interested in the affordable homes for rent, please email the SCDC Allocations Team at: cbl@scambs.gov.uk

If you are interested in the affordable shared ownership homes, SCDC has allocated the company Domovo to co-ordinate the marketing and sales of their homes. Please direct sales enquiries to: sales@domovohomes.co.uk

For help with applications contact District Councillor Deborah Roberts on 01763 208627 or email cllr.roberts@scambs.gov.uk

For any other queries please contact:

Nick Lockley, SCDC Development Project Officer -Nick.Lockley@scambs.gov.uk; Landline: 01954 713331 Mobile:07704 019244.

Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended March 2020

Click on the links to view the Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2020,  the approved, unaudited Annual Governance Statement & Accounting Statements and internal auditor report that have been submitted to the external auditor.

Neighbourhood Plan - consultation

The 6-week consultation has been put on hold due to Coronavirus - this page will be updated when there is news on when the consultation can be restarted

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. 

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

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

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.

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 – please click on the link to view the full presentation

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.

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.   Please click on the link to view the scanned copy of the provisional plans.  The Parish Council will be keeping an eye on this and will notify Foxton residents of any news.

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.

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.

Conservation Area Appraisal

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


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