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Annual Parish Meeting : Summary

The Annual Parish Meeting was well attended this year, with more than twenty people present – that doesn’t sound a lot, but it’s more than Sawston PC get at their APM! All the various reports were listened to with interest and there were many questions. We learned that, due to cuts, the local police are having to concentrate on catching criminals rather than speeding motorists. This makes the Parish Council’s resolve to achieve more traffic calming in the village even more relevant. There was also much discussion about Babraham Biotechnology’s plans to expand further into the Green Belt. The Parish Council decided last year that it would not support any development in the Green Belt (except for rural exception sites for affordable housing). Unfortunately the PC has no statutory powers so its opinion, though listened to, is ultimately irrelevant.

This was a great event, with the village and its Parish Council in good heart. Wine, elderflower cordial and crisps were heartily consumed and Ruth Rowland won the super soaraway prize draw and received the traditional box of chocolates.

No formal minutes are taken of annual meetings.

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Images of History

We would like to build a visual collection of historical photos, maps, records etc of Babraham through the ages. If you have any that we could take a digital copy of we would be very grateful – just either contact a councillor directly or use the Contact Us form. We will take the greatest care of your property whilst it is being digitised.

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Public Art – May 2014

First photos following installation. They are much better in real life. Discover them as you take a nice walk down to the weir beyond the Church.

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Public Art : Installed

The sculptures have now been installed, and very wonderful they are too. Take a walk down to the weir beyond the church, it is delightful. See if you can spot all five animals and birds. If you can’t get down there or just want a sneak preview you can have a look at a gallery of the first photos following the installation on the 14th May.

Public Art Gallery – May 2014

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Annual Parish Meeting 2014

The Annual Parish Meeting was held on 8 May at 7.30 pm in the School Hall.
For the latest news and a chance to discuss the key issues affecting your village, come to this meeting. As in previous years there will be sumptuous refreshments and a super soaraway prize draw.

1. Apologies for absence
2. Report from the Parish Council Chairman
3. Financial report
4. Report from the Police
5. Report from Babraham Research Campus
6. Report from Babraham Primary School
7. Report from the Bush and Bennett Charity
8. Report from County Councillor – Peter Topping
9. Report from District Councillor – Tony Orgee
10. Report from Babraham Farms

Interval for Refreshments and Prize Draw

Immediately following the Annual Parish Meeting there will be the Annual General Meeting of the Village Hall Committee.

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Meeting Schedule 2014

The Parish Council will meet on these dates in 2014. They are subject to change depending on circumstance and the availability of Councillors. Please check here and in the Agendas and Minutes section for any changes. Clicking on a date gives access to the Agenda and Minutes of that meeting.

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