Parish Council Meeting – Thursday 14th May

The Parish Council met on Thursday 14th May, 7:30pm via Zoom. The agenda, minutes and supporting documents are linked below.


2005-00 Key Documents 9 May 2020

2005-10 Peter McDonald Parish Report May 2020

2005-17 Babraham Parish Council – Employers Liability Certificate 2020
2005-17 Babraham Parish Council – Hiscox Invoice 2020
2005-17 Babraham Parish Council – Hiscox Schedule 2020
2005-17 Babraham Parish Council – Hiscox Statement of Fact 2020
2005-17 Hiscox – Policy Summary
2005-17 Hiscox – Summary of Changes April 2019

2005-18 Audit Babraham PC Report 2019-20
2005-18 AGAR Public Display Babraham – Provision For Exercise of Public Rights
2005-18 AGAR Variances Babraham – Explanation of Variances
2005-18 AGAR Variances High Reserves
2005-18 AGAR Babraham PC – Internal Audit Report 2019-20

2005-19 LHI Panel Scorecards 2020 Appendix A

2005-24 Monthly payments May 2020
2005-26 Cashbook April 2020

Parish Council Meeting – Thursday 9th April

The Parish Council met on Thursday 9th April, 7:30pm. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus issues this meeting was held remotely (as per recently confirmed legislation) using Zoom. The agenda. minutes and supporting documents are linked below.



Peter McDonald – Parish Report April 2020

Cashbook March 2020
Quarter Expenditure Mar 2020 Budget
Came and Company Insurance Pre-Renewal Invitation 2020
Unity Current statement 4 Mar-31 Mar 2020
Unity Current statement 29 Feb-4 Mar 2020
Unity Deposit statement 1-30 Apr 2020
Haven Power Direct Debit
Don Powell timesheet March 2020
SLCC Membership Invoice
Brookfield – March 2020
2020 Year reconciliation
Auditing Solutions Report 2018-19
Asset Register 31 Mar 2020
Risk Register 2019-20

Poicies and Practices – Drafts

List of Policies For Review 7 April 2020
STANDING ORDERS Approved 14 November 2019
Babraham Publication Scheme 2020 For Review
Disciplinary and Grievance Policy For Review 9 April 2020
Action Plan 2020-24 For Review Apr 2020
Risk Register2020-21 For Review 9 April 2020
Privacy Notice Public April 2020

Babraham Parish Defibrillator

The Heartsafe defibrillator – sited on a pole near the village postbox opposite The George Inn – is now installed and registered.

The defibrillator is designed to be used by people who have no experience of helping a person with a suspected heart attack.

All you need to know is on the cabinet and you will be given instructions by the defibrillator. To protect the contents, the cabinet is locked and you will need a four-digit code from the ambulance service to unlock it.

If you are supporting a heart attack victim, simply call 999 as usual: the operator will check for the need for a defibrillator and will let you know where the defibrillator is and the access code.

The operator will help you along with the guidance provided by the defibrillator system.

If you’d like to watch a video explaining how it work, please go to

Cornonavirus – Help From Your Council

If you want our help to collect shopping or prescriptions or other important items, please contact the Clerk, Don Powell on: or 07786858220

All our Councillors and several residents have volunteered to help. The Clerk will get in touch with the name of the supporter who will call and, for security, will provide a unique number that only you and the supporter will know.

The supporter will work to current guidelines on contact and travel.

South Cambs District Council Joint Community Safety Event and Zero Carbon Communities Workshop – Sat 7 March

Where: South Cambs District Council, South Cambs Hall,  Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, CB23 6EA

When: Saturday 7th March

09.30am- 12.30pm – Community Safety Event

Do you want to explore ways in which community-led action can reduce vulnerability to crime and anti-social behaviour in your community?

Come along and hear from others, sharing what works for them. Develop ideas and find out about available support.

1.30pm-4.30pm – Zero Carbon Communities Workshop

Interested in finding out how your community can tackle climate change?

Speakers from:

  • Cambridge Carbon Footprint / Cambridge Sustainable Food / Cambridge Council for Voluntary Service

Learning from other Parish Councils:

  • Calculating your carbon footprint / Aiming for carbon neutrality through tree planting
  • Setting up an electric bike scheme / Grant funding up to £15k

Bins during stormy weather – advice from District Council

According to the Met Office, Thursday and Friday will see spells of heavy rain, strong winds and further snow for parts of the UK with several severe weather warnings in force, before Storm Dennis brings further very wet and windy weather this weekend.

Here is some advice on helping to ensure your bins remain upright and do not get blown onto paths or roads during heavy winds.

  • Try and keep the time your wheelie bins are left out to a minimum. Put them out as late as you can on your collection day. Bins need to be put out by 6am on your collection day
  • Where possible, place bins next to hedges or walls to maximise shelter from strong winds
  • Place bins in ‘banks’ next to your neighbour’s bins as this can help prevent them from tipping over
  • Where possible, try to place bins so they are easily visible and accessible for our crews, but not right next to the road
  • Please be a vigilant, friendly neighbour and keep an eye out for any bins that have been tipped over by strong winds or are isolated
  • After your bin has been emptied, please retrieve it and store it securely (such as in a garage, shed or garden) as soon as possible

The Primary School are currently recruiting for a Midday Assistant

The Primary School are currently recruiting for a Midday Assistant for 1 hour per day during term time to start the first week of March 2020. It is a great opportunity to assist their children at lunch time – whether it’s helping to serve food or assisting them at playtime. If you know of anyone who may be interested please let them know. Contact details are in the description below.

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