Burwell Parish Council

Jubilee Reading Room,
99 The Causeway
BURWELL Cambridge CB25 0DU
Tel: 01638 743 142
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Parish Council News

In addition to an overview of key news items below, the Parish Council produces a short monthly newsletter.


BURWELL PARISH COUNCIl has ONE CASUAL VACANCY EXIST FOR CO-OPTION TO THE PARISH COUNCILTo qualify for election to a Parish Council, a person must on the day of election be a British Subject or citizen of the European Union or Ireland and attained the age of 18 years and

(a)       on that day is and thereafter continues to be a local government elector for the area of the Authority; or


(b)       has during the whole twelve months preceding that day occupied as owners or tenant any land or other premises in the area; or

(c)        his or her only place of work during that twelve months has been in the area; or


(d)       has during the twelve months resided in that area: or


 (e)       during the whole twelve months has resided in the Parish or within 4.8 Kilometres ( three miles )of it.


 Disqualification from being elected a member is set out in Section 80 of the Local Government Act 1972.           

Any interested parties are asked to contact the Parish Clerk at The Jubilee Reading Room, 99 The Causeway, telephone  01638  743142 during normal office hours (10.00 a.m. – 12 noon) or email burwellpc@btconnect.com for an application form.  Closing date for applications Friday 16th June 2017.


Burwell Cemetery

Following the consultation last year, the Cemetery Regulations have now been reviewed. The two main changes are that although it will remain a lawn cemetery, as it is now, there will be an opportunity to place plants and mementoes of your loved one, if wished, in an area of up to 18 inches in front of the gravestone. The second change is that the Exclusive Right of Burial will now be for 50 years (instead of 99 years) with an option to extend this time at a later date. A copy of the revised regulations is available on this website (under Cemetery), at the Jubilee Reading Room and on the Noticeboard at the Cemetery.

Dial-a-Ride - The monthly trip to Ely, on the first Thursday of the month will continue through out the year, although the service will now be provided by the Voluntary Network based in Newmarket.  Seats can be booked by contacting the Voluntary Network on 01638 664304.  You will need to be a member of the Voluntary Network, but they will give you the details about this when you book.

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