BioResource at the Babraham Research Campus, 19th June

There is a talk at the NIHR BioResource Centre Cambridge at the Babraham Research Campus on Wednesday the 19th of June at 10am. The talk will describe how the BioResource is being used to support research into a range of diseases, as well as highlighting the need for local volunteers to participate in such studies, which might be a topic that could be of interest to many in Babraham. The presentations will be supported with refreshments along with an opportunity to talk with the BioResource team, and anyone interested in getting involved will have the option to donate a blood or saliva sample, avoiding the need to travel to Addenbrookes.

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

Huawei Development – Old Spicers Site

The old Spicers site in Sawston has been purchased by Huawei, who are planning on building a research and development site, creating 350 jobs in the first phase. They are currently consulting with local councils, and are planning a public exhibition in Sawston, at the Walnut Gallery, Sawston Village College, on Friday 26th April 4pm-8pm and Saturday 27th April at 10am-2pm. Click the image for a copy of the brochure.