Burwell Parish Council

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

Click here to read our latest Parish Council News - News Update February 2018


To 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 Monday 26th February 2018


Burwell Parish Council is currently carrying out a Traffic Survey and we would like as many residents as possible to complete the survey either online or paper copy which can be found in the centre of the latest issue of Clunch and at locations throughout the village. Information collected from the survey will be used to inform Council of the traffic issues residents are concerned about.  The Council will then look to see if there are any ways that the issues can be resolved or reduced. This will be done by working closely with the local Highways Authority who is responsible for the roads in the village.  The closing date for responses is 31st March 2018.  The Council's aim is to have the results available at the Annual Parish Meeting which will be held on Tuesday 1st May 2018, 7pm at Mandeville Hall. Parishioners will be given the opportunity during the meeting to discuss the results of the survey with members of the Council.

If you wish to complete the form online please follow the link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/H39F7PL

or download a PDF copy by clicking Burwell Traffic Survey 2018

Development of a 49.9MW battery storage facility, bridge and associated infrastructure, Weirs Drove

Members of Burwell Parish Council raised a number of questions with the applicant, Aura Power regarding the proposal for the battery storage facility in Weirs Drove.  The questions raised and Aura Power responses (shown in red) can be found by clicking on the following Questions and Answers

Please click on link to see the Parish Council consultee to the propoasal - Planning Response

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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