Buckden Parish Council
Buckden Parish Council News...
You are invited to the launch of our Round-about-Buckden
Village Walk on Sunday 9
June at 2pm at the Village Hall.
Everyone is welcome. The 8 km walk has been created by the
Parish Council using existing footpaths and has been funded
by the A14 legacy fund. There are shorter routes too.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Annual Parish As-
sembly and provided feedback about the Plan. We are incor-
porating your feedback and updating the plan to include the
results of a Housing Needs Assessment completed on our be-
half by specialist consultants. This sets out the type and mix of
housing we need in Buckden. Once this is done the plan will
be available for your review and further feedback.
The Parish Council is again sponsoring a photographic compe-
tition for the Buckden Festival Weekend
There will be three
age categories, 10 years old and under, 11 to 16, and adult (17
and older). Don’t forget to get your entries in by 1
The entry form can be found on page 14.
Planning and Roads
As you will be aware there are three large development pro-
posals currently under discussion.
In relation to Lucks Lane we have received notification of po-
tential road closures in the second half of the year. The Coun-
cil is unhappy with these proposals and are in discussion with
the developer, Bloor Homes, and Cambridgeshire County
Council (CC) to mitigate the impact on residents. A further
objection has been made to plans which appear to raise the
ground level of the development.
A meeting is also planned with CC to discuss our ongoing ob-
jection to the design of the A1/Stirtloe Lane junction.
The Huntingdon District Council (HDC) Local Plan is expected
to be approved by the end of May. The Mill Road develop-
ment proposal is not included in this plan. A meeting is being
held with HDC to understand exactly
what this means for the proposal.
The Council continue to object to
the Silver Street Development and
have recently commented on re-
vised plans for access to the site.
The Council has accepted the resignation of
Terry Hayward, the Chairman of the Council. Terry has worked
tirelessly for the village over many years as a Councillor, Chair-
man of the Council and District Councillor. He has been re-
sponsible for raising funds for several village projects, in par-
ticular, the development of the Village Hall. We are very ap-
preciative of his contribution and wish him well for the future.
He will be greatly missed.
Following Terry’s resignation, Anne
Howell-Jones has been appointed as Chair of the Council.
Stan Studd has been appointed as a new Parish Councillor
Parish Council Vacancies
We have two vacancies for
Parish Councillors. If you are interested in becoming a council-
lor, we would love to hear from you. Please contact the Chair-
man or the Clerk
Office opening hours
are: Mon, Wed and Thursday 10.30-
2pm, Tuesday 2-4pm, Friday - closed
The next meeting of the Council will be held at 7.30pm on
June. The meeting will include a 15 minute open
form. If you want to speak at the meeting, please let us know
what you want to say, by writing to the Parish Clerk, by 4
June. You will get a three-minute slot.
If required, the Council Planning Committee will meet on
May and Tuesday 11
June. Agendas for these
meetings are posted on the Parish notice boards not later
than the Saturday preceding the meeting.
All of the papers and reports for Council meetings are available on the Thursday before the meetings on the Council website
. This provides the opportunity to see the agenda, reports of work carried out by the Coun-
cil as well as reports from our County and District Councillors.
Any questions or comments on this report should be addressed to the Parish Clerk at: Buckden Parish Council, Buckden Village
Hall, Burberry Road, Buckden, PE19 SUY Telephone 01480 819407 Email
Buckden Parish Council would like to invite you to the launch
of our Round-about-Buckden Village Walk.
Everyone is wel-
Come and join this celebration of a new way to explore
Our 8 kilometre village walk, using existing footpaths, has been
established to encourage residents and visitors to explore the
countryside, learn more about the flora and fauna and history
of the area and to promote health and well being.
You do not have to be a great walker to be part of this, as the
first board at the Village Hall shows opportunities for shorter
The walk has been created by the Parish Council and is funded
by the A14 legacy fund, through the Cambridgeshire Commu-
nity Foundation. Come and join us and, if you're feeling ener-
getic, you can walk all or part of the route.
Invitation to the launch of Round-about-Buckden Walk - Sunday 9
June 2.00pm at the Village Hall