Longstanton Community Facilities – Public Consultation

14th October 2015

The long awaited Community Facilities questionnaire will be delivered to each of your homes shortly.  To make the completion of this questionnaire more accessible to residents, Longstanton Parish Council have made this available online.  Please find below a link to the online questionnaire:

Longstanton Community Facilities

Please complete either the paper or the online version of the questionnaire by 30th November 2015.

Gambling Act 2005 Consultation

12th October 2015

The Parish Council has received the following letter from South Cambs Licensing Officer:

“Please find attached our consultation document on the latest draft proposal of Licensing Statement of Principles due to be renewed by January 31st 2016.

The Licensing Statement of Principles was first introduced in 2007 and is reviewed at least every 3yrs. Our last review was in 2013.

This latest review sees no significant changes and in general reflects changes to dates and contact addresses rather than editorial content. Therefore, on this occasion it has been decided to have a shorter consultation period than in previous years.

Please note that any comments should be received by no later than 12th November 2015 unless agreed with the Licensing Officer.”

As well as the consultation document, you can find further information on the South Cambs website. Link.


20th February 2015

Many villages in South Cambridgeshire have launched a Timebank over the last couple of years, and Longstanton Parish Council would like to know if Longstanton residents feel that they would benefit from setting up a Timebank for our village.

What is Timebanking?
Timebanking is an exchange of people’s time. Each hour a person/organisation ‘deposits’, by providing practical help or support to others, can be ‘withdrawn’ when they themselves are in need. Each participant in the scheme decides what they can offer and everyone’s time is equal. Some very successful Timebanks include: Somersham, St Ives and St Neots.

Who can take part?
Anyone in the village can be part of the Timebank no matter what age or ability. Having expressed an interest in participating, each potential member would have an initial meeting where they would be able to confirm what they are able to offer. This could be talking to a lonely resident over a cup of tea, doing a little DIY, gardening, etc. You can see more at www.timebanking.org.

How to proceed?
LPC would like to know if there are residents who feel they would like to set this up. In particular, we would be looking for a volunteer to co-ordinate the project.

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Libby White by email -parish.clerk@longstantonvillage.org.  Support would be given by the Parish Council where required. You can also help us to assess the level of interest (anonymously) by completing the poll below.

Would you be interested in participating in a Timebanking scheme?

Older people’s healthcare

8th April 2014

We have recently received copies of the ‘Proposals to improve older people’s healthcare and adult community services’ consultation document. If this is a matter that concerns you and you wish to provide feedback, please feel free to pop into the Parish Office and collect a copy. All completed documents are to be returned by 16th June 2014.

Alternatively, all information is also provided on www.cambridgeshireandpeterboroughccg.nhs.uk

Publication of Proposed Submission South Cambridgeshire Local Plan

South Cambridgeshire District Council has published its Proposed Submission Local Plan for consultation, which sets out how the area should be developed over the next 20 years. The Local Plan has been prepared taking into account national policy, an extensive evidence base and over 30,000 comments received to two consultations on a wide range of issues and options held In July 2012 and January 2013. You are being sent this letter as you requested to be kept informed of future consultations.

The Local Plan has been written in the form that is intended for submission to the Secretary of State and adoption. Before it is submitted the regulations governing plan making state that the Council must carry out public consultation. This is the final stage of consultation before the plan is subject to an examination held by an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State. Representations made during this consultation will be passed to the Inspector for consideration as part of the examination process. Continue Reading

Education Provision for Longstanton – Public Meeting on Wednesday 18th September 2013

June 17th, 2013

Following a number of concerns that the Parish Council have raised about the future provision of education for Longstanton in the coming years with the arrival of Northstowe, the Parish Council have organized a public meeting to discuss education plans for our community with representatives of South Cambs Council and other relevant parties.  The meeting will be held at Hatton Park Primary School and all members of the public are encouraged to attend the meeting, especially those with children attending any local primary schools in the surrounding area but who live in Longstanton.  Further details will be announced shortly.