Annual Parish Meeting – Thursday 9th May

The Annual Parish Meeting was held on Thursday 9th May at Babraham CofE school. The Parish Council are very grateful to everyone who contributed and attended.

The final agenda is below with links to the various reports (more to be added later) and additional notes where questions were asked concerning things not covered in the reports.

  1.   Apologies for Absence
  2.   Report from the Chairman of the Parish Council
  3.   Financial Report
    • – A question was asked about the areas included in mowing. Cllr Laurie confirmed the grass between Oak Lane and the A1307 was not the PC’s responsibility.
    • – A question was asked about the money set aside for playground costs. Cllr Laurie said he would contact the farm to see if land might be made available.
  4.   Babraham Primary School
  5.   Report from Cambridgeshire County Councillor Kevin Cuffley
  6.   Report from South Cambridgeshire District Councillor Peter McDonald
  7.   Update on the Neighbourhood Plan
  8.   Report from the Village Hall Committee
  9.   Report from St Peter’s Church
  10.   Report from the Bush and Bennett Charity
  11.   Report from Babraham Research Campus
  12.   Any Other Business / Open Forum

Remembrance Day – Sunday 11th November

Babraham will mark the hundredth anniversary of the Armistice: this was the formal ending of World War I at 11.00am on 11 November 1918.

Morning Service in the High Street, Babraham

Sawston Youth Group Marching Band will leave from Babraham School to the Village Memorial at 12.00.

Revd Alan Partridge will lead a short service with laying of wreaths at 12.30. Cllr Jane Goody will lay a wreath on behalf of the Parish Council.

The band will return to the School after the Service.

 Evening commemoration in Church Lane, Babraham

In conjunction with St Peter’s Church and Babraham Research Campus and the Parish Council, Revd Alan Partridge will host a short ceremony in Church Lane, Babraham.

At 18.20, a beacon will be lit and, at 18.30, Revd Alan Partridge will read a First World War poem and sing a Carol to mark the end of hostilities 100 years ago.

We welcome all Parishioners to attend either event.

Babraham Bat Night

The Babraham Research campus have organised Babraham Bat Night to take place on Thursday 16th August. Join them for a BBQ and guided walk around the campus to learn all about the bats living on site.

The BBQ is at 6:30pm at the bar followed by a talk and walk led by Iain Webb of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northants Wildlife Trusts. Bat detectors and provided for the walk. Friends, family and children are all welcome.

Sign up at register@babraham.co.uk – please include how many of you and any dietary requirements.