Welcome

This is the web site for Babraham Village, near Cambridge in the UK. It provides information from the Parish Council and a range of local groups, details of public services and growing history section.

The site is run by Babraham Parish Council on behalf of the residents. Any comments or enquiries should be made to the Parish Council, either directly or by using this Contact Form.

Additional information is often to be found on the notice board in the centre of the village.

Latest News

Have your say on road safety – but respond before Thursday 6 February

Cambridgeshire Road Safety Survey: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/33PW2/

The Cambridgeshire Road Safety Partnership are undertaking a review of local Road Safety governance, strategy and delivery.

They are issuing a survey to gain insight into the concerns, needs and desires of you – the people of the county. It takes about 5-7 minutes to complete.

Their survey is open for a relatively short period of time and they would like as many people as possible to complete it.

Don’t forget, you can:

  • Complete the survey yourself
  • Promote the survey as widely and as often as possible via your social media channels
  • Promote the survey widely within your own organisation
  • Share the survey with your end users as much as possible
  • Forward this email on to anyone who can spread the survey even further

Here’s the link to the survey, which closes on 6th February: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/33PW2/

Towards a Safer High Street

Babraham residents express concerns about the speed, frequency and weight of traffic through the High Street at many of the Parish Council meetings and at the Annual Parish Meeting.

The Council has been working to address and resolve these pressing issues.

At the 2019 Annual Parish Meeting we told you about our proposal to introduce reduce speeds by traffic calming in the High Street.

The proposal has been developed into a formal project by Cambridgeshire County Council Highways Department and is now to be reviewed for funding.

The County Council proposal is to install four pairs of speed cushions along the High Street, from 40m eastwards after the bridge, for a distance of 220m, keeping consistent central gap of 1.20m. It will include hump warning signs mounted on black posts. The locations are for guidance and are subject to change, influenced by road widths, lighting, dwellings and other factors.

The total cost is £27,858.11, of which the Parish will contribute £12,858.11, or 46%, from our reserves.

The Parish Council believes this will bring benefits in a safer High Street because of reduced speeds.

If you’d like to express your view, or have any other comment, please email the Clerk, Don Powell.

We continue to pursue projects to address other concerns – reducing traffic numbers and curtailing transit of large goods vehicle through the village.