WHAT WE DID
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The Parish Council was involved in many aspects of village life including:
Roads – actively involved in discussions about safety and future developments
of the A14, A1 and local roads; consulted residents on a 20 mph speed limit and
secured a grant, as per above.
Planning – 34 planning applications were considered and the PC gave recom-
mendations to Huntingdonshire District Council, including refusals. Contributed
to the draft Huntingdonshire Strategic Plan to 2036. Recently recommended re-
jection of the application for 180 homes off Lucks Lane.
Environment – grass cutting and planting/tending trees and shrubs in many loca-
tions in the village, including some recent tree felling. Replaced the seats and
bollards at the Green Memorial. Funded the Christmas lights in the High Street
and at Hunts End. Managed the allotments, gave prizes for best kept allotment.
Quality Council – PC considered working towards gaining
Footpaths and Cycle tracks – Worked with County Council to ensure all foot-
paths are passable. Joint funded installation of a boardwalk on footpath 9 . In-
stalled additional lighting on the footpath linking Morris Close with the Village
Hall complex. Published walking maps showing buildings of historical interest
within Buckden. Continued lobbying for cycle track to Grafham.
Links with wider community – the Parish Council participated in meetings with,
and responded to, requests for information and views from the following: Buck-
den Village Hall Trust, the Cambridgeshire Constabulary, Huntingdonshire Dis-
trict Council, Cambridgeshire County Council, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
Association of Local Councils, HACT and St Neots Timebank. The Parish Council
is supporting Buckden’s Festival Weekend and anticipates working again with
Buckden for Business at Christmas.
Library - Organised Library Support Volunteers’ Group.
Cemetery – managed the cemetery and currently preparing for the new exten-
Donations – made donations to the up-keep of the Village Playing Field and to
several charities with Buckden connections, including the Children’s Reading
Week and St Neots Museum.
Village Plan— continued to implement the Village Plan recommendations.
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W O R K A N D
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A brief summary
of our actions
over the past
year to maintain,
and improve, the
quality of life in
Welcome to the 2015-16 Annual Report from the Buckden Parish Council.
This report is a summary of the actions and decisions taken by Buckden Parish Council
over the last year, including details of finances. We also report our activities through
monthly meetings, our website, articles in Roundabout and via Parish Council notice
boards in the village. There is a public forum at the start of every Parish Council meeting
when we welcome you to put forward your views or raise concerns.
The Parish Council is involved in many areas of activity but once again the road system
surrounding and within Buckden, Diddington and Stirtloe has been a dominant theme
this year. The Parish Council has secured partial funding for the introduction of a 20 mph
speed limit around the school and has been involved responding to issues relating to the