Q&A Session on Babraham Parish Development H1/b next to Sawston, Wednesday 15 August, 19.00 at Babraham School

There are currently two proposed developments to extend Sawston along Babraham Road, which would fall within the Babraham parish boundary. The architects for one of these, KWA, have arranged for a transport consultant to attend a Q&A session on Wednesday 15th August at 7pm at Babraham Primary School so that they can answer any technical questions as well as give an overview of the transport proposals. KWA are in the process of going through further pre-application discussions with Highways and are expecting their formal response shortly.

We invite you to attend to hear the presentation and take part in this important discussion. The Parish Council is in conversation with many partners to seek improvements to traffic behaviour through the village and this event will be a valuable contribution to those developments.

Please come and make your views known.

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.

Proposed Building Development – Public Exhibition

There are currently two proposed developments to extend Sawston along Babraham Road, that would fall in the Babraham parish boundary. The architects for one of these, KWA, are holding an open day on Wednesday 27th June 2018, 5pm-8pm at Spicers Pavilion in Sawston. During the exhibition they will also be running some workshops to discuss key topics (Appearance/Design, Access/Transport and Landscaping/Open Space) in more detail. If you are interested in these and wish to pre-book a place, you can email kwa@kwaarchitects.co.uk by Tuesday 26th June.

Annual Parish Meeting

The Parish Council held our Annual Parish Meeting on Thursday, May 17th at 7:30pm in the Babraham Primary School hall. We would like to thank everyone who contributed and everyone who attended. The agenda is below, and the various reports are linked through where available.

  1. Apologies for Absence
  2. Report from the Chairman of the Parish Council
  3. Presentation Regarding the Proposed Development in Babraham at the Border with Sawston
  4. Financial Report
  5. Update on the Neighbourhood Plan
  6. Report from Babraham Research Campus
  7. Report from Babraham Primary School
  8. Report from the Bush and Bennett Charity
  9. Report from St Peter’s Church
  10. Report from Babraham Farms
  11. Report from the Police
  12. Report from County Councillors Hickford and Cuffley
  13. Report from Outgoing District Councillor Tony Orgee
  14. Report from Incoming District Councillor Peter McDonald
  15. Any Other Business / Open Forum
  16. Report from the Village Hall Committee and AGM