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 Tuesday 02 April 2024

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.

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

Parish Precept for 2024-2025

The Parish Precept is the amount of council tax money that the Parish Council needs to 'run' the village effectively. This includes maintenance, grass cutting, administration and small improvements. Last year we managed to keep the rate at roughly the same as it has been for the past five years but the PC warned that we were unlikely to keep it at that level for this year.

Our reserves have now reduced to about four months' worth of our annual precept (guidance recommends that Parish Council should hold between three and twelve months in reserve) and our annual budget is under pressure from hefty inflationary cost increases, especially for salaries, fuel and materials. We also need to add a little to our reserves so that we can help fund some of the projects that villagers identified in last year's Parish Plan.  

Calculations are based upon the number of Band D equivalent properties (219.8) from which we receive our Parish Precept. This remains at a level just below that of last year and so, after a thorough review of our current finances, at our meeting on 8th January, we decided to increase the Parish Precept by 10%. This means that a 'Band D' equivalent property will rise from £79.88 to £87.87 for the year, giving a total Parish Precept amount of £19,313 for 2024-25. In real terms this is an increase of 15 pence per week for Band D properties.

This will give the Parish Council a small increase and take our reserves to about five months' of our annual precept. We are sorry that there has had  to be any increase, especially in these difficult times but we must pay our way without allowing the village finances to slide into difficulties.

Lee Ginger
Chair, Whaddon Parish Council

 

Next Parish Council Meeting

Monday 8 April 2024, Whaddon Village Hall, 19:30 | Agenda

Next meeting of the Planning Committee

 

  • Email enquiries for councillors should be made via whaddonparishcclerk [at] outlook.com

    Entries for the Register of Financial Interests for each councillor are now stored on the South Cambridgeshire District Council web site; the entries for Whaddon may be accessed via the link https://scambs.moderngov.co.uk/mgParishCouncilDetails.aspx?ID=392&LS=4.

    Chairman      
    Mr Lee Ginger 14 Carlton Rise, Melbourn 01763 262430  
    Clerk      
    Angela Bridges Please leave correspondence for the Clerk in the post box at the Village Hall 07565 381203

    whaddonparishcclerk [at] outlook.com

    Councillors      
    Mrs Anita Birch 68 Bridge Street 07748 908164 anitabirch1 [at] hotmail.co.uk
    Mr Will Elbourn College Farm 01223 208955  
    Ms Joanne Hart Church Street 01223 208009
    Mrs Claire Hales Bridge Street    
    Dr Nigel Strudwick
    (vice-Chairman)
    3 Town Farm Close 01223 207434  
    Mrs Deborah Townsend Bridge Street 01223 208247  
  • 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    
    Vacant    
    Members    
    Mrs Anita Birch 68 Bridge Street 07748 908164
    Mr Will Elbourn College Farm 01223 208955
    Mr Lee Ginger 14 Carlton Rise, Melbourn 01763 262430
    Ms Joanne Hart Church Street 01223 208009
    Mr David Grech Bridge Street Non-voting co-opted member
  • Parish Council   Planning Committee  
    Precept Meeting for 2023-24 PDF    
    30 January PDF 23 March PDF
    13 March PDF    
    17 April PDF    
    22 May APCM DRAFT PDF    
    12 June PDF    
    12 July PDF    
    11 September PDF    
    9 October PDF    
    13 November PDF    

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  • Parish Council   Planning Committee  
    Precept Meeting for 2022-23 PDF    
    10 January PDF    
    14 February PDF 6 April PDF
    14 March PDF 13 June PDF
    11 April PDF 11 July PDF
    9 May Annual PC Meeting PDF 10 October PDF
    13 June PDF 7 December PDF
    11 July PDF    
    5 September PDF    
    10 October PDF    
    14 November PDF    
    19 December PRECEPT PDF    

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  • Parish Council   Planning Committee  
    7 January Precept Meeting      
    11 January PDF    
    8 February PDF 25 February PDF
    15 March PDF    
    12 April PDF    
    24 May PDF    
    June NO MEETING   7 June PDF
    12 July PDF 12 July PDF
    9 August PDF    
    13 September PDF 20 September PDF
    11 October PDF    
    8 November PDF    

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    10 January Precept Meeting PDF      
    13 January PDF      
    10 February PDF   10 February PDF
    9 March PDF      
    April--NO MEETING        
    18 May PDF      
    15 June PDF      
    13 July PDF      
    11 August PDF   25 August PDF
    September--NO MEETING        
    12 October PDF      
    9 November PDF      
    December--NO MEETING        

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  • Parish Council   Planning Committee  
    7 January Precept Meeting PDF    
    14 January PDF 11 February PDF
    11 February PDF 13 May PDF
    11 March PDF 29 July PDF
    8 April PDF 19 August PDF
    13 May PDF 9 September PDF
    10 June PDF 11 November PDF
    8 July PDF 20 November PDF
    9 September PDF 3 December - draft PDF
    14 October PDF
    11 November PDF

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    8 January Precept meeting PDF    
    15 January PDF 15 January PDF
    February - No Meeting 18 June PDF
    12 March PDF 25 June PDF
    9 April PDF 9 July PDF
    14 May PDF 25 July PDF
    11 June PDF 27 September PDF
    9 July PDF
    10 September PDF
    15 October PDF
    12 November PDF

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    4 January Precept meeting PDF    
    16 January PDF 16 January PDF
    13 February PDF 10 April PDF
    13 March PDF 21 August PDF
    10 April PDF    
    15 May PDF    
    12 June PDF    
    10 July PDF    
    11 September PDF    
    9 October PDF    
    13 November PDF    

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    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    

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    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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    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    

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  • 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    

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  • 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    

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  • 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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    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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    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    

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  • 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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    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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    16 January 2006  
    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

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    January 2005  
    February 2005  
    March 2005  
    April 2005  
    May 2005  
    June 2005  
    July 2005  
    September 2005  
    October 2005  
    21 November 2005 PDF

 

Documents

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