Burwell Parish Council

Jubilee Reading Room,
99 The Causeway
BURWELL Cambridge CB25 0DU
Tel: 01638 743 142
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Contents: Role of Parish Council - Burwell Parish Council - Staff and Councillors

Burwell   

Sign Castle - MediumBurwell is one of the larger and older villages in Cambridgeshire, situated on the edge of the Fens. The population today is over 6000: large enough to be interesting but small enough for people to interact. It’s a great community to live in and make friends. For more information about Burwell click Burwell Community Website

 

Role of Parish Councils

Spring Close - MediumParish Councils are the level of democratically elected local government closest to the local community.

 

The duties they have are to provide allotments if there is a demand and to receive the accounts of parochial charities.

 

They have many other powers which they may use and this will often depend upon the size of the parish (less than 100 to over 30,000) and upon how pro-active the council is.

 

Parish Councils maintain financial records and policies concerning its activities as well as a complaints procedure. Burwell Parish Council is no exception in this regard.

 

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Burwell Parish Council:

  • Provides allotment land.
  • Provides and maintain a cemetery and chapel.
  • Maintains a memorial clock on the cemetery chapel.Spring Close - Park Road Junction - Medium
  • Provides and maintain the Gardiner Memorial Hall, Jubilee Reading Room, Pavilion on the Recreation Ground and the Tan House Lane Site.
  • Provides footway lighting (although most lights have now been handed over to the County Council for maintenance).
  • Provides litter bins on our own land and liaise with the District Council about other provision.
  • Provides and maintain open spaces such as Margaret Field, Spring Close and Priory Meadow.
  • Comments upon planning applications and strategic plans.
  • Provides and maintain playing fields at the Recreation Ground and play areas at Jubilee Green, Margaret Field playground - SmallMargaret Field and Westhorope.
  • Maintains footpaths and bridleways in partnership with the County Council.
  • Manages the cutting of grass verges within the parish in partnership with the County Council.
  • Provides and maintain public seats. 
  • Provides and maintain bus shelters.
  • Provides grants for other bodies e.g. youth issues, community transport. 
  • Leaseholders and trustee of Burwell and District Day Centre.
  • Custodians and trustees of the nature reserve area at Pauline's Swamp.
  • Provides representations on various other bodies connected to the village.

 

The Parish also works with East Cambridgeshire District Council (ECDC) whose responsibilities include planning, environmental health, economic and community development, housing, licensing, tourism, strategic development, refuse collection and recycling. Cambridgeshire County Council also has considerable contact with the Parish and their responsibilities include education, highways, transport, refuse disposal, libraries, social services and trading standards.

 

The policies, financial regulations, standing orders etc. that Burwell Parish Council adheres to can be found by clicking here or choosing the page 'Council Policies'.

 

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Staff and Councillors

 STAFF

 Yvonne 2 - Medium

Yvonne Rix - Clerk

The Jubilee Reading Room Tel: 743142

 Jayne 2 - Medium

 

Jayne Weaver - Assistant Clerk

The Jubilee Reading Room Tel: 743142

 Handyman George - Medium

 Handyman - George Rowland

 

 Debbie - Medium

 Key Holder - Debbie Crawley

 

 Martyn Wright - Medium

 2nd Key Holder - Martyn Wright

 

 COUNCILLORS

The Parish Council consists of 17 elected volunteers who serve a 4 year term

 

 Derek Reader - Odd

 

 

Derek Reader

Coquet House Heath Road Tel`: 742588

 Joan Lonsdale - Odd

Joan Lonsdale

'Cobwebs' 23 North Street Tel: 743135

 James Perry - Odd

James Perry

25 Orchard Way Tel: 612121

 Hazel Williams - Odd

Hazel Williams

66 Mill Lane Tel: 743897

 

 

 

 

 Don Harrison - Odd

Don Harrison

85 Low Road Tel : 610247

 Elizabeth Swift - Medium

Liz Swift - Chair

25 The Causeway - Tel: 743694

 Brenda Wilson - Odd

Brenda Wilson

The Old School House, 30 High Street Tel :743937

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Jane Hall - Medium

 Jane Hall

 31a The Causeway Tel: 742435

 

 

 

 Michael Smith - Odd

Michael Smith

26 Swaffham Road Tel: 601974

 Gus Jones - Odd

Gus Jones

1 The Avenue Tel : 610490

 

 

 Robin Dyos 2 - Odd

 

                            

 

 

 

Robin Dyos - Vice Chair

32 Swaffham Road Tel: 743428

Joe Parker - Medium 

Joe Parker

9 The Avenue Tel: 610665

 

 

 

 Gordon Roach 1 - Medium

Gordon Roach

3 Hatley Drive Tel: 745554

 Mike Swift - Odd

Mike Swift

25 The Causeway Tel: 743694

 

 Paul Webb - Small

 

 

 Jenny Moss - Odd

 

 

 Richard Adams - Medium

 

Paul Webb

Lode House, 107a North Street

742938

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Moss

Folly Bridge, Waterside, North Street

Tel: 741768

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Adams

40 Newmarket Road

Tel: 07813213352

Photograph of Full Council

Click here for the register of interests for Burwell Parish Councillors

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