Pampisford Parish Council

The Parish Council is your representative body for local government.

Our role covers issues of Planning, Health and Safety, and the Village Environment. Minutes of meetings are below and the agenda for the next meeting here.

We also liaise with the next levels of local government; the County and District Councils. Our funding comes via your Council Tax, from which we receive a Precept, and this is spent on maintenance around the village, insurance, rents for the recreation grounds and Village Hall, and supporting events.

Other activities include organising the Annual Parish Meeting and putting up the Christmas Tree! Occasionally sub-committees are formed, often with people outside the Council, to handle special events, such as the Diamond Jubilee celebration, or other projects.

Who we are

There are 7 members, including the Chairman, plus a Parish Clerk who deals with the administration and to whom correspondence should be addressed:


Please see the next meeting Agenda.

We meet every 2nd Thursday of each month in the meeting room at the Village Hall from 7.15pm. Agendas and specific dates for forthcoming meetings are posted on the village noticeboards and minutes are published monthly in Panser News. Any parishioner may attend at 7.15pm for the open session, if they wish to raise or discuss an issue directly. At most meetings the local County and District Councillors will report on what is happening in their respective Councils. See below for the kinds of issues they can represent us all for.

Official Documents

Official details about us is available at the District Council's website where you can find our full declarations.

Register of Interests

Acceptance documents

Planning Applications

Any current planning applications received by the Parish Council will be shown here. Go to the City & District Council Planning pages to search for applications.

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Regional Planning

Following rounds of public consultation, the County and District Councils voted on whether to submit the plan as-is, including the opposed developments in Sawston/Babraham, on March 13th. The Plan was approved and is being reviewed by an appointed Government Inspector. This is taking an extended time, with the Inspector demanding additional information, and is unlikely to be approved until April 2016.

The Parish Council supported Sawston Parish Council in their objections to the excessive development east along Babraham Road. Our District and County Councillors fought the inclusion all the way. Please see their monthly reports for information on the continuing work to avoid this destruction of Green-Belt.

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The County Council is responsible for:

  • Emergency services
  • Education and Libraries
  • Highways (except Motorways and Major Dual Carriageways), Footways and Rights of Way
  • Registration of Births, Marriages and Deaths
  • Social Services
  • Street Lighting
  • Structure Planning
  • Trading Standards
  • Waste Disposal (not waste collection)

Our County Councillor is Liberal Democrat Councillor Peter McDonald (07825 876582) from Whittlesford. He represents the Duxford Division, consisting of Babraham, Duxford, Fowlmere, Great Abington, Hinxton, Ickleton, Little Abington, Thriplow and Whittlesford as well as Pampisford to the County Council. Peter is also out District Councillor.

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The District Council is responsible for:

  • Waste Collection and Recycling
  • Business Environment
  • Conservation and Energy
  • Planning, Development and Housing

Our District Councillor is also Liberal Democrat Peter McDonald (07912 669092) from Whittlesford. He represents The Duxford Ward (Babraham, Duxford, Ickleton and Pampisford) (as well as the County Council Duxford Division).

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Pampisford is in the South Cambridgeshire Parliamentary Constituency. Our Member of Parliament is the Conservative Anthony Browne.

Anthony can be contacted about Constituency issues on 0207 219 8089 or by e-mail (including your full postal address).

He has an office in Hardwick.

Past Meeting Minutes