View from Whaddon Church looking north

Whaddon

A view north from the church tower

Whaddon village hall in snow

Whaddon

The Village Hall

View from Whaddon Church looking south-west

Whaddon

A view south-west from the church tower

Sunset in Whaddon

Whaddon

Sunset

WHADDON PARISH COUNCIL

Updated Wednesday 17 May 2017

The Parish Council meets monthly in the Village Hall, with the normal exception of August and December, on the second Monday. Dates of meetings are listed here, and are also posted on the village notice boards. Parish Notice Boards are situated by the telephone box in Meldreth Road, by the post box in Bridge Street and at the main notice board situated alongside the Recreation Ground and Village Hall.

Parishioners are entitled to attend the monthly meetings and are encouraged to do so, but may only speak with the consent of the Chairman. Further information can be obtained from Councillors or the Clerk to the Parish.

Minutes of meetings will be posted on the notice boards, and are also available on this page.

The 2016-2017 precept has been adopted, as outlined in the Minutes of the Precept Meeting held on 4 January 2016. It is proposed that the precept remain the same, but villagers should see a decrease in the amount they pay for the village as there has been an increase in the number of homes in the tax base. The supporting calculations to the Precept Meeting are here.

Next meeting of the Parish Council

Monday 12 June 2017, Village Hall: 20:00 |

The schedule for 2017-2018 will be found here.

Next meeting of the Planning Committee

  • Email enquiries for councillors should be made via whaddonpcclerk [at] yahoo.co.uk

    Scanned copies of the Register of Financial Interests for each councillor are accessible via the RFI link at the end of each listing.

    Chairman        
    Mr Lee Ginger 43 Bridge Street 01223 208077   RFI
    Clerk        
    Mrs Gabby van Poortvliet 134 Bridge Street 01223 208450

    whaddonpcclerk [at] yahoo.co.uk

     
    Councillors        
    Mr Will Elbourn College Farm 01223 208955   RFI
    Mrs Kate French 21 Bridge Street, (vice-Chairman) 01223 208207   RFI
    Prof. Tony Milton Chestnut Tree Farm, Meldreth Road 01223 207105 asm27 [at] cam.ac.uk RFI
    Mr Randall Scott 26 Bridge Street 01223 208253   RFI
    Dr Nigel Strudwick 3 Town Farm Close 01223 207434   RFI
    Amy Walker 6 St. Mary's Close     RFI

    Responsibilities

    2016-2017

    2015-2016
    2014–2015

  • Since 2009, planning applications have not been considered at regular Council meetings, but are handled by the Planning Committee. Meetings are scheduled in the Village Hall as and when planning applications are received to ensure that their comments are made to the Planners within the appropriate deadlines; they usually take place on a Monday evening and are public meetings. Dates and agendas are available on this web site and on the village notice boards; minutes are no longer posted on the notice board but are kept on this web site.

    Chairman    
    Mrs Kate French 21 Bridge Street 01223 208207
    Members    
    Mr Will Elbourn College Farm 01223 208955
    Mr Lee Ginger 43 Bridge Street 01223 208077
    Prof. Tony Milton Chestnut Tree Farm, Meldreth Road 01223 207105
    Mr Randall Scott 26 Bridge Street (vice-chairman) 01223 208253
  • Whaddon Parish Council and the Freedom of Information Act

    In November 2008, the Parish Council received a letter from the Information Commissioners' Office about a new Model Publication Scheme (re Freedom of Information) for Parish Councils. It required the PC to produce a model for how information relating to PC activities can be disseminated, charges for access to information, and so on. The template sent us was worked on by the council and formally adopted at the January 2009 Council meeting.

    The following link is to a PDF file of this document, which should be consulted by all who might need to obtain information from the PC.

    Information available from Whaddon Parish Council under the Freedom of Information Act (updated June 2015)

    The categories of information about which we have to provide information are:

    • Class 1 - Who we are and what we do
    • Class 2 - What we spend and how we spend it
    • Class 3 - What our priorities are and how we are doing
    • Class 4 - How we make decisions
    • Class 5 - Our policies and procedures
    • Class 6 - Lists and Registers

    Not all these are applicable to Whaddon, but the document gives how and where the available information may be found — it is usually a combination of contacting the Parish Clerk and/or visiting the Village web site.

    Further information about the FOI Act and the Information Commissioner's Office will be found on this web site:

    ico.org.uk/

  • Finance and assets

    This information is given following the requirements of the Transparency Code (Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014). Details of all items of expenditure made by the Parish Council can be found in the minutes of Parish Council meetings.

    Notice of audit conclusion and right to inspect

    Starting in 2015, Parish Councils are required to publish and keep accessible financial data for all years.

    These relate to the Financial Year to 31 March 2016:

  • The following is a link to the Council's Press and Media Policy, approved in June 2016.

    Whaddon Press/Media Policy (last updated 2016)

  • The following is a link to the Council's Data Protection Policy, approved at the meeting of 13 February 2012.

    Whaddon Data Protection Policy

  • The following documents relate to how to complain about matters relating to the Parish Council — and also how complaints relate to the Code of Conduct on the adjacent tab. These were adopted on 11 March 2013.

    Whaddon PC Complaints Procedure

    Whaddon PC Complaints Procedure regarding breaches of the Council Code of Conduct

  • The following is a link to the Council's Code of Conduct, adopted at the meeting of 13 August 2012, and revised May 2013.

    Whaddon PC Code of Conduct

  • Parish Council   Planning Committee  
    4 January Precept meeting PDF    
    16 January PDF 16 January PDF    
    13 February PDF 10 April (draft) PDF    
    13 March PDF    
    10 April PDF    
  • Parish Council   Planning Committee  
    4 January Precept meeting PDF    
    11 January PDF 11 January PDF
    8 February PDF 27 January PDF
    14 March PDF 8 February PDF
    11 April PDF 14 March PDF
    9 May PDF 29 March PDF
    13 June PDF 11 April PDF
    11 July PDF 12 September PDF
    8 September Extraordinary meeting PDF 10 October PDF
    12 September PDF    
    10 October PDF    
    14 November PDF    

    Click here for one document with all the year's minutes

  • Parish Council   Planning Committee  
    9 November PDF 14 December PDF
    16 October extraordinary meeting PDF 23 November PDF
    12 October PDF 16 November PDF
    14 September PDF 9 November PDF
    10 August PDF 22 June PDF
    8 June PDF 8 June PDF
    Annual Meeting, 11 May PDF 30 March PDF
    13 April PDF 23 February PDF
    9 March PDF    
    9 February PDF    
    12 January PDF    

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  • Parish Council   Planning Committee  
    10 November PDF    
    10 October PDF 20 October PDF
    8 September PDF 13 October PDF
    11 August PDF 8 September PDF
    9 June PDF 11 August PDF
    12 May PDF 9 July PDF
    7 April PDF 16 June PDF
    10 March PDF 4 February PDF
    10 February PDF    
    13 January PDF    
    7 January — Precept Meeting PDF    

    All 2014 Council minutes will also be found in one document

  • Parish Council   Planning Committee  
    11 November PDF 9 December PDF
    14 October PDF 9 September PDF
    9 September PDF 19 June PDF
    8 July PDF 10 June PDF
    10 June PDF 11 March 2013 PDF
    13 May PDF 29 January PDF
    8 April PDF    
    11 March PDF    
    11 February PDF    
    28 January — Precept Meeting PDF    
    14 January PDF    

    Click here for one document with all the year's regular minutes

  • Parish Council   Planning Committee  
    12 November PDF 17 December PDF
    15 October PDF 3 December PDF
    4 September PDF 15 October PDF
    13 August PDF 25 September PDF
    11 June PDF 28 August PDF
    Annual PC Meeting 15 May PDF 21 June PDF
    23 April PDF 10 April PDF
    12 March PDF 12 March PDF
    13 February PDF 13 February PDF
    9 January PDF 9 January PDF
    Precept Meeting 23 January PDF    

    Click here for one document with all the year's regular minutes

  • Parish Council   Planning Committee  
    10 January 2011 PDF    
    14 February 2011 PDF 24 February 2011 PDF
    14 March 2011 PDF 11 April 2011 PDF
    11 April 2011 PDF 31 May 2011 PDF
    AGM 9 May 2011 PDF 11 July 2011 PDF
    9 May 2011 PDF 5 September 2011 PDF
    Extraordinary meeting 18 May 2011 PDF 5 December 2011 PDF
    13 June 2011 PDF    
    11 July 2011 PDF    
    5 September 2011 PDF    
    10 October 2011 PDF    
    7 November 2011 PDF    

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  • Parish Council   Planning Committee  
    11 January 2010 PDF 11 January 2010 PDF
    8 February 2010 PDF 8 March 2010 PDF
    8 March 2010 PDF 12 July 2010 PDF
    12 April 2010 PDF    
    AGM 10 May 2010 PDF    
    10 May 2010 PDF    
    14 June 2010 PDF    
    12 July 2010 PDF    
    2 August 2010 PDF    
    13 September 2010 PDF    
    11 October 2010 PDF    
    8 November 2010 PDF    

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  • Parish Council   Planning Committee  
    12 January 2009 PDF    
    9 February 2009 PDF    
    9 March 2009 PDF    
    11 May 2009 PDF    
    AGM 11 May 2009 PDF    
    8 June 2009 PDF    
    6 July 2009 PDF 20 July 2009 PDF
    14 September 2009 PDF 18 August 2009 PDF
    12 October 2009 PDF 24 September 2009 PDF
    9 November 2009 PDF    

    Click here for one PDF document with all the 2009 minutes

  • Parish Council  
    21 January 2008 PDF
    18 February 2008 PDF
    17 March 2008 PDF
    21 April 2008 PDF
    18 May 2008 PDF
    9 June 2008 PDF
    11 August 2008 PDF
    8 September 2008 PDF
    13 October 2008 PDF
    10 November 2008 PDF

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  • Parish Council  
    15 January 2007 PDF
    19 February 2007 PDF
    19 March 2007 PDF
    16 April 2007 PDF
    21 May 2007 PDF
    18 June 2007 PDF
    16 July 2007 PDF
    17 September 2007 PDF
    15 October 2007 PDF
    19 November 2007 PDF

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  • Parish Council  
    16 January PDF
    13 February 2006 PDF
    20 March 2006 PDF
    24 April 2006 PDF
    15 May 2006 PDF
    19 June 2006 PDF
    17 July 2006 PDF
    18 September 2006 PDF
    16 October 2006 PDF
    20 November 2006 PDF

    Click here for one PDF document with all the 2006 minutes