April’s edition of LOOK

During the present epidemic, we can neither print nor distribute LOOK. For the time being, we will publish each month on this website. Please spread the word so that as many people as possible can read it.



All Parish Council meetings are cancelled

All Parish Council face to face public meetings are cancelled until further notice.

Contact info should you need to get in touch.

PARISH CLERK – Marie Swann  – parishclerk@whittlesford.org

CHAIRMAN – Arthur Greaves – arthurgreaves@btinternet.com

DISTRICT COUNCILLOR – Richard Williams – cllr.williamsr@scambs.gov.uk

COUNTY COUNCILLOR – Peter McDonald – cllr.mcdonald@scambs.gov.uk

SCDC suspends all green bin collections

South Cambs District Council suspends all green bin collections from Monday 23rd March until Monday 4th May 2020.

They do not have the staff to run all three bin collections at the moment, so the decision was made to collect black and blue bins only.

Garden waste collections are not a statutory service and food waste can be disposed off via the black bin.


Cancelled Event at the Genome Campus


The Genome Campus have cancelled all events for the public during March & April due to a new Coronavirus prevention policy.


‘Tales from a Neurologist’

‘Tales from a Neurologist’ or ”The woman who died and then woke up, and other medical marvels” is the title of a fascinating and entertaining talk to be given by Reverend Professor Alasdair Coles at the Parish Church  Whittlesford  on Saturday 28th March at 7.30pm. The event is presented by The Friends of St Mary and St Andrew’s Parish Church who are raising funds to replace the roof of Whittlesford’s beautiful 11th century parish church. Alasdair is a consultant at Addenbrookes hospital and has a great sense of humour. He is the husband of Olivia Coles, Whittlesford’s fabulous vicar. Tickets are £14 each, which includes a glass of very nice wine, and they are available from Whittlesford Post Office in the High Syreet or you can order by telephone at (01223) 835252 or 833063.

Welcome to Whittlesford Tea Party Sunday 2nd February

If you are new to the village you are invited to our annual Newcomers Tea Party on Sunday 2nd February at the Whittlesford Memorial Hall at 4pm where you will have the opportunity to meet with the various clubs and societies in the village and learn more about our lovely community.

If you would like to come along then please do get in touch and to confirm numbers for catering by contacting Annie Appleyard at annieappleyard11@gmail.com

We look forward to welcoming you to our community.


Proposed Traffic Calming Measures on Hill Farm Road


Proposed Traffic Calming Measures on Hill Farm Road


Dear Resident,


Each year the Parish Council is able to bid for funding for a new local highways initiative in the Parish. This year the Parish Council has requested new traffic calming measures on Hill Farm Road because of concerns that have been raised by residents about speeding cars


Cambridgeshire County Council is responsible for roads in the village but the Parish Council is able ask the County for new traffic schemes on a cost share basis.


The Council Highways Department has carried out a survey of Hill Farm Road and has recommended new traffic calming measures for the road outside of the houses as you enter the village (the current 40mph zone). The Highways Department has recommended:


  1. Reducing the speed limit on Hill Farm Road to 30mph in the current 40mph zone.
  2. A new 40mph ‘buffer zone’ further up Hill Farm Road.
  3. Installing two sets of speed cushions along Hill Farm Road in the new 30mph zone.
  4. A new streetlight on Hill Farm Road (necessary for the installation of speed cushions).
  5. Installing ‘dragons teeth’ road markings in the run up to the 30/40 mph zone
  6. Install a gateway feature on the western (field) side of the road as you enter the village.


The Parish Council intends make a bid to the County Council for new traffic calming measures on Hill Farm Road and would like to hear the views of residents on the measures proposed (see above). Some residents have suggested that they would prefer ‘speed bumps’ to ‘speed cushions’. The County Council has a good website explaining the advantages and disadvantages of speed bumps/cushions:




The County Council has the final say over the traffic calming measures that can be installed on roads, but the Parish Council will do its best to reflect the views of local residents.


If you would like to comment on the proposed scheme, you can do so by contacting the Parish Clerk on or before 2nd February 2020 by email at parishclerk@whittlesford.org  or by post to Parish Clerk, 7 Newton Road, Whittlesford.


Whittlesford Parish Council.

Notice of Vacancy

Notice of Vacancy





NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that




formerly a Member of the above Parish Council has ceased to be a Member and that a casual vacancy exists in the office of Councillor for the said Parish.

On receipt of a request in writing from any ten local government electors for the said Parish/Parish Ward, an election to fill the vacancy will be held.  If no such request is made the vacancy will be filled by co-option by the Parish Council.


Requests for such an election should be addressed to The Returning Officer,

(at the office of the local district as below) to arrive not later than WEDNESDAY 5TH FEBRUARY 2020

South Cambridgeshire Hall

Cambourne Business Park



CB23 6EA


DATE :  16th January 2020

SIGNED :  M T Swann

DESIGNATION :  Parish Clerk  (Clerk to the Council, the Proper Officer for this purpose)

Whittlesford Master Planning Exercise

Whittlesford Master Planning Exercise
The Whittlesford Master planning Exercise will produce two outputs in the form of a Stage 1 Baseline Report and a Stage 2 Options and Recommendations Report.
The Stage 1 report highlighted the current situation in the area surrounding Whittlesford Parkway Station and identified a long list of potential options. The Stage 2 report has taken the options identified in the Stage 1 report and put them in a short list of potential options to alleviate some of the issues highlighted. The options identified in the Stage 2 report’s short list have been listed in order of priority. The schemes placed in this list as high priority are those felt to be required urgently to enable the current capacity and connectivity issues at the station to be addressed and to maximise the ability of the station to facilitate local economic growth. Medium term priorities are those envisaged to improve transport choice, increase capacity and connectivity and improve the area around that station. The longer term aspirations of the short list are those that are associated with longer term development proposals and will have a more marginal impact on the way in which the interchange functions.

The high priority interventions are listed below:
• Station Road East junction signalisation and widening
• Redevelopment of the main station car park
• Bus turning circle
• Lift and new footbridge
• Cycle parking

More information can be found at : http://www.greatercambridge.org.uk

Please use the following link to access the full report :