The current maintenance contracts for Duxford Parish Council run until the end of March 2020. The updated contracts are attached, together with their associated maps to clarify locations and a guidance document.
The new contracts are intended to run for 3 years, but will be reviewed each year, with either party able to withdraw from the contract without penalty, following the annual review.
If you are interested in tendering for any or all of the attached contracts, please submit your tender/s to Clerk@duxfordvillage.com by close of business on the 10th December. Email the Clerk if you require further clarification.
We are looking for responses from people who use the bus and those that do not.
Surveys can also be completed over the phone by calling 07377 001512 (9am – 5pm Monday to Friday).
Everyone who completes the survey will have the choice to enter a prize draw to win £100 of high street shopping vouchers.
Respondents can indicate a willingness to be considered to attend a follow-up group discussion session.
Any personal information we collect to facilitate the selection of discussion group participants (name, email / telephone number) will be securely stored in accordance with GDPR and will not be shared with any third parties outside of our project delivery team, which consists of ITP and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.
This Thursday’s October 10th Duxford Parish Council meeting will open at 8pm with a presentation of the Whittlesford Transport Masterplan from the Greater Cambridge Partnership Project Manager. This will be followed by a Q & A session and then the usual open forum and Parish Council Meeting.
You are welcome to come along even if you don’t wish to stay for the DPC meeting.
Let’s Get Moving Cambridgeshire aims to improve the health of the Cambridgeshire population, specifically by increasing levels of physical activity. This will be done by promoting existing opportunities, developing new opportunities, and supporting individuals that require support to achieve their goals.
Examples of successful activities happening within South Cambridgeshire District due to LGM,
Let’s Get Moving Cambridgeshire is supporting Buggybootcamp, which is an exercise class for mums with their babies. There are three sessions currently taking place in South Cambridgeshire at Waterbeach and Melbourn.
Walk for Fun, friendly groups lead by volunteers, allowing for all speeds of walkers, is an excellent way to meet people and get fit while enjoying the local environment and is happening at Fulbourn as well as other places. We are always happy to help start walks in other South Cambs villages.
Walking sport, including Walking Football at Sawston -ideal if you haven’t played for a long time, if you have never played before or if you have had to stop playing due to injury.
The latest activity in popular demand is New Age Kurling, it’s an adapted version of the original curling game which can be played indoors on any flat surface. The game can be played standing or sitting .
Concept planning proposal from Gonville and Caius: Duxford Parish Council would like to thank all residents who attended the 13th June DPC meeting, at which representatives from Gonville & Caius shared a draft proposal of possible development on their lands surrounding Duxford Village. These included commercial (aviation linked) commercial premises along the A505 (Duxford side), and extensive residential development – up to 800 new houses – to the north and west of Duxford Village.
This was in response to the “Call for Sites” for the next iteration of the SCDC Local Plan (being created in conjunction with the City Council). Gonville &Caius land would have to be selected by SCDC as a suitable site for development in the new local plan, however, current local plan favours discrete large developments, like Cambourne West, Northstowe and Waterbeach, rather than lots of small developments. Large as it may seem this is a small development in comparison to those three.
It was made clear in June that a planning application had not been submitted (expected after the local plan is published +/- 2 years’ time), and that key preparation such as transport studies had not taken place. Public questions at the meeting included the following topics:
* Transportation (A505 issues in particular) * Infrastructure * Village character * IWM flight path safety * Marshall’s potential relocation * Volume of housing v. affordable housing needs
Gonville & Caius have requested a workshop with DPC, which DPC have agreed to in the event of progress / changes to their proposals. In the meantime, Duxford’s District Councillor, Peter McDonald, will be meeting with G&C to discuss concerns directly. DPC would very much welcome your views and opinions in this respect, that these can be shared with Duxford’s District and County Councillors, thank you.
As someone who has lived and grown up in Duxford, it’s a pleasure to walk the dog around our beautiful countryside and down by the river. Bats are common at dusk and dawn around the village and especially enjoy foraging along the river edge. With this in mind I thought it would be lovely to see what species we have roosting in and around the village. As a professional ecologist it’s been lovely to have been given permission to place some bat boxes down the Biggen which will be regularly monitored. All species of bat in the UK are protected and can only be disturbed under licence. Whilst putting up the boxes, otter spraint was discovered on the river – so keep an eye out for passing otter!